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 2018-01-19 16:35 

The Atlantic

One Year Later, NASA Still Doesn't Have a Trump-Appointed Administrator...

An interim director is steering the ship, but the delay between administrations is unprecedented....

 2018-01-19 16:34 

Washington Post

OMB director says national parks will stay open during shutdown...

As the shutdown deadline looms on Jan. 19, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that unlike in 2013, national parks will remain open, but without services....

 2018-01-19 16:33 

Talking Points Memo

'Hillbilly Elegy' Author J.D. Vance Will Not Run For Ohio Senate Seat...
 2018-01-19 16:32 

CNN

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Why isn't the Stormy Daniels story a bigger deal?...

Donald Trump's personal lawyer formed a private company just before the 2016 election to pay $130,000 in exchange for a porn star's silence about her alleged 2006 relationship with the now-President of the United States, according to the Wall Stre...

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Washington Post

The Latest: Trump addressing March for Life from Rose Garden...

The Latest on President Donald Trump and his views on abortion rights (all times local):...

 2018-01-19 16:30 

CNN

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White House slams Democrats, preps for shutdown...

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said the Office of Management and Budget is...

 2018-01-19 16:26 

BuzzFeed

He Couldn't Find An Honest Politician In Mexico's Election. So He Made One Up....

Sergio Arau as El Candidato. Adriana Zehbrauskas for BuzzFeed News MEXICO CITY — Mexicans, you've been warned: If Sergio Arau becomes president, he will steal as much as he can. He'll negotiate with criminal organizations — for lower d...

 2018-01-19 16:26 

The Daily Beast

Jimmy Kimmel Slams GOP for Holding Sick Kids Hostage in Shutdown Fight...

ABC Back in December, Jimmy Kimmel held his baby boy Billy in his arms as he stood on the set of his late-night show and practically begged members of Congress to protect the Children's Health Care Insurance program. One month later, funding for CHIP ...

 2018-01-19 16:25 

MSNBC

Akerman: No one in WH except his family will take a bullet for Trump...

The House Intelligence Committee has released the transcripts from its closed-door interview with Glenn Simpson, the head of the opposition research firm "Fusion GPS." NBC's Mike Memoli breaks down the transcripts along with Former Assistant S...

 2018-01-19 16:25 

Daily Kos

McConnell dallies while shithole shutdown looms...

The Senate convenes at 11 AM ET Friday, with no apparent sense of urgency that the government could be shutting down just 13 hours later and that as of now, there's no way that the bill that passed the House Thursday night is passed by the Senate toda...

 2018-01-19 16:24 

MSNBC

Budget chief Mulvaney: 'We're calling this Schumer Shutdown'...

Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, says he's perplexed as to why the Democrats in the Senate are opposing the budget bill when "they don't oppose anything in the bill."...

 2018-01-19 16:23 

Talking Points Memo

Pentagon: 'Power Competition' With China, Russia Outpaces Terrorism Threat...
 2018-01-19 16:22 

MSNBC

WSJ: Trump lawyer accused of using an LLC to pay Stormy Daniels...

The Wall Street Journal reports $130,000 was paid to porn star Stormy Daniels via a private Delaware LLC created by Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen. Daniels denied any affair with Trump, but Cohen has not denied making the payment....

 2018-01-19 16:21 

MSNBC

Trump's rhetoric about shutdowns and the......

Donald Trump insists a government shutdown would be "devastating to our military." That's not even close to being true....

 2018-01-19 16:21 

MSNBC

Fly Eagles Fly?...

The Roots prepare to play in Sunday's halftime show with an acoustic version of the Philadelphia Eagles fight song. Hallie Jackson and Stephanie discuss the chances the Eagles win the NFC Championship....

 2018-01-19 16:20 

Washington Post

Trump scraps plans to travel to his Florida resort on Friday as threat of government shutdown looms...

Trump scraps plans to travel to his Florida resort on Friday as threat of government shutdown looms....

 2018-01-19 16:20 

Crooks and Liars

Amid Shutdown, Trump Charging $100K For Mar A Lago Party...

Hey, while the government shuts down because Republicans want to hold sick kids and DREAMers hostage to placate their insane base, guess what Trump is doing? Bloomberg: President Donald Trump will mark the first anniversary of his inauguration on Saturday...

 2018-01-19 16:18 

Washington Post

Mulvaney: Shutdown 'will look very different from the previous administration'...

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney accused Democrats of weaponizing the looming shutdown on Jan. 19....

 2018-01-19 16:17 

Media Matters

Breitbart's Raheem Kassam claims parts of Sweden "are being turned into war zones" due to migration...

RAHEEM KASSAM (HOST): But so far this year, we have at Breitbart London published 16 stories about Sweden alone. Just think about that, it's the 19th of January, we have a bureau of a half a dozen people over in the United Kingdom and 16 of our bigges...

 2018-01-19 16:17 

Media Matters

Over 100 women spoke out about Larry Nassar's sexual abuse this week. Cable news barely covered it....

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters This week, dozens of women have shared their stories of being sexually abused by Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Cable news channels barely covered it. In recent months, Nassar has pleaded guilty to numerou...

 2018-01-19 16:15 

Talking Points Memo

NRA's Ties To Putin Allies Go Back Years...
 2018-01-19 16:12 

MSNBC

Williams: Odds of success on ending DACA low, not impossible...

The Trump administration is hoping the Supreme Court will allow them to go ahead with a plan to end DACA. Earlier this week a federal judge in San Francisco blocked the government from ending the program and Justice Department lawyers requested that the...

 2018-01-19 16:10 

Washington Post

McConnell calls shutdown 'entirely avoidable' as he pushes for GOP bill...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Jan .19 criticized Democrats' concerns with the GOP's continuing resolution as...

 2018-01-19 16:09 

MSNBC

Military preparing for effects of government shutdown...

NBC News' Han Nichols discusses how the Department of Defense is preparing for a government effect and what his means for soldiers' paychecks....

 2018-01-19 16:05 

CNN

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Oregon Democratic senator won't back stopgap spending bill...

Sen. Jeff Merkley said he will vote against the short-term spending measure Republicans put forth to fund the government and avert a shutdown before the Friday midnight deadline....

 2018-01-19 16:04 

MSNBC

Costa: Government Shutdown is "not a devastating experience"...

Will the president save the day by averting a government shutdown at the last minute? Stephanie and her panel: CNBC's Ron Insana, NY1's Grace Rauh, and the Washington Post's Robert Costa discuss what it takes to avoid the looming government sh...

 2018-01-19 16:00 

Mother Jones

Conservatives Upset About FISA Surveillance Abuse...

Apparently the US government runs a widespread surveillance program, and Republicans are upset about it. This may seem odd, since they're usually pretty gung-ho about this kind of stuff, but I'm sure they have their reasons. Fox News reports: A fo...

 2018-01-19 15:55 

Daily Kos

Government shutdowns hurt people. Here's a reminder from 2013....

The last time Republicans shut down the government, in 2013, the shutdown stretched for more than two weeks and was a major blow to the entire U.S. economy, costing an estimated $24 billion . While many of the heaviest burdens fell on people who were alre...

 2018-01-19 15:55 

CNN

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Former Trump appointee apologizes for racist and other inflammatory comments that led to his resignation...

Former Trump administration appointee Carl Higbie apologized Friday for the racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments he made on the radio....

 2018-01-19 15:52 

Talking Points Memo

Trump Poised To Ring In Inauguration Anniversary With Government Shutdown...
 2018-01-19 15:48 

Mother Jones

Here are the Staggering Costs of Shutdown Brinksmanship...

Once again, the hours are counting down to a government shutdown. For close to a decade, the federal government has functioned more or less continuously under such a threat. In 2011, a far-right contingent of Republicans in Congress, swept into office by ...

 2018-01-19 15:44 

Washington Post

He said-he said: 10 times that Trump has contradicted Trump...

It's a he said-he said thing....

 2018-01-19 15:43 

ThinkProgress

Could Bill Cosby face 19 of his accusers in court?...

There is only one criminal case against Bill Cosby. It's easy to forget that, given the multitudes of women — the total, to date, hovers around 60 — who have publicly accused him of sexual violence. There are a handful of civil suits as we...

 2018-01-19 15:43 

MSNBC

The routinization of 'governing by......

The political world, prone to cynicism, shouldn't accept the routinization of shutdown politics as a new normal....

 2018-01-19 15:43 

MSNBC

GOP in untenable position as shutdown looms...

House Republicans passed a short-term spending bill on Thursday, but prospects are dim in the Senate. And President Trump is saying it will be the Democrats' fault if the government shuts down. The panel discusses....

 2018-01-19 15:40 

ThinkProgress

As a government shutdown looms, Trump plans a party...

The U.S. government is hours away from a shutdown. President Donald Trump's private resort in Florida, by contrast, is preparing for a celebration. As of 10 p.m. Thursday night, Trump was scheduled to depart the White House for Mar-a-Lago at 4:30 p.m....

 2018-01-19 15:34 

Washington Post

Mulvaney says Trump is 'actively trying to get a deal'...

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney gave a briefing on Jan. 19 on what to expect if the government shuts down....

 2018-01-19 15:33 

ThinkProgress

Workers' rights dealt major blow as GOP-led labor board sides with McDonald's...

In September, the National Labor Relations Board tilted to a 3-2 GOP majority for the first time in ten years. Thus began a series of Obama-era policy reversals that previously strengthened worker protections. By December, the NLRB overturned the Obama-er...

 2018-01-19 15:33 

NBC

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Trump's border wall models thwart US commandos in tests...
 2018-01-19 15:31 

CNN

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\_()_/ Here comes the government shutdown...

The federal government will run out of money and shut down at midnight. And, right now, no one in DC has the slightest clue how to stop that from happening....

 2018-01-19 15:25 

Daily Kos

If only someone would release that terrible, terrible FISA memo!...

Sean Hannity says that Robert Mueller's investigation is "over." Instead, everyone should be emptying cells at Gitmo to handle President Obama and his cohorts because Republicans are shocked, shocked to find that "Donald Trump was right al...

 2018-01-19 15:22 

BuzzFeed

Trump Will Be The First Sitting President To Deliver A Live Video Address To The March For Life...

President Donald Trump will be the first sitting president to address the annual antiabortion rights gathering in Washington, DC. The 45th Annual March for Life, the largest anti-abortion rights gathering in the United States, is taking place in Washingto...

 2018-01-19 15:14 

CNN

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Hours away from shutdown, here's what to watch...

The government will shut down at 12:00:01 a.m. ET, Saturday morning. Nobody on either side -- Senate or House; Republican or Democrat -- sees a different path at this point....

 2018-01-19 15:12 

The Atlantic

A Week Around the World With The Atlantic...

Changing dynamics with North Korea and tensions in East Asia...

 2018-01-19 15:08 

The Daily Beast

Colbert Mocks Trump for Getting Spanked by a Porn Star with His Own Forbes Magazine Cover...

CBS The rest of the media may be focused on more "important" matters , but Stephen Colbert can't stop talking about Donald Trump's alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels . On Monday, he said that he wasn't surprised Daniels was d...

 2018-01-19 15:07 

Talking Points Memo

Fox News Guest: US 'Border Has Moved North' In Arizona...
 2018-01-19 15:03 

MSNBC

Trump expects the economy to rescue him......

Donald Trump believes a healthy economy will produce Republican victories at the ballot box. He's likely to be disappointed....

 2018-01-19 15:01 

ThinkProgress

Trump has no idea how the diversity visa lottery actually works...

Amid the prospect of a government shutdown, President Trump is doubling down on a number of immigration demands, including increased security and funding for a southern border wall. The president is also targeting a program rarely reflected in national co...

 2018-01-19 15:00 

CNN

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Trump's defense strategy sees China and Russia as biggest threats...

The Pentagon now sees China and Russia as...

 2018-01-19 15:00 

Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson Loses It With Chicago Alderman: 'Up Yours, You Loathsome Little Demagogue!'...

When a Chicago Alderman finally touched on Tucker Carlson's racist views on immigration , Tucker behaved like a child, hurling "up yours" and calling him "a loathsome little demagogue." This is the state of nighttime Fox News. Tucker&#...

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