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 2018-08-15 22:00 

Mother Jones

Drug Overdoses Hit a Record High in 2017...

The number of deaths from drug overdoses reached a record high of 72,000 in 2017, a 10 percent rise from the previous year, according to new provisional estimates form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The increase in deaths was driven by th...

 2018-08-15 21:59 

The New Republic

Does the Trump White House fear black women?...

On Wednesday, the president tweeted a strange birthday message to Maxine Waters:Happy Birthday to the leader of the Democrat Party, Maxine Waters!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2018Nancy Pelosi also wrote a birthday tweet, suggestin...

 2018-08-15 21:56 

The Atlantic

A Popular Military Website Is Attacked From the Right...

Task & Purpose's top editor resigned last week after alleging newsroom interference by its CEO to mollify conservative critics....

 2018-08-15 21:55 

CBS News

Here are the 9 big Senate races to watch...

From Arizona to Florida, the fate of the Senate could rest with these seven races...

 2018-08-15 21:55 

Washington Post

After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too...

President Donald Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had re...

 2018-08-15 21:50 

Slate Magazine

The Angle: He Wrote the Foreword Edition...

Not about that: Isaac Chotiner interviews an author of a laudatory new book about Henry Kissinger and negotiation and politely, yet firmly, refuses to let him sidestep the question of the morality of Kissinger's actions....

 2018-08-15 21:50 

NY Times

Was the U.S. Actually 'Built on Tariffs,' as Trump Says?...

We took a look at the evidence for President Trump's claim, which appeared to refer to a period starting in the late 19th century....

 2018-08-15 21:49 

The Atlantic

What Can We Learn From the Sea?...

In a little town in Oaxaca, the ocean is said to teach humans how to live and die....

 2018-08-15 21:41 

Media Matters

Twitter's half measures against Alex Jones don't make much sense unless he's getting special treatment...

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Hours after being banned from tweeting for a week, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was conducting a live broadcast from an alternate Twitter account where he doubled down on a previous claim that special counsel Robert Mueller o...

 2018-08-15 21:41 

Media Matters

In drawing equivalencies between white supremacists and antifa, media outlets obscure ideologies -- and impacts...

Melissa Joskow/Media Matters Last weekend marked the sequel to 2017's violent right-wing rally in Charlottesville, VA, that left one counterprotester dead and many injured. Unite the Right 2, as the anniversary event was dubbed, was poorly attended by...

 2018-08-15 21:40 

Daily Kos

Hackers have already weighed in help 'Putin's favorite Congressman' Dana Rohrabacher...

A Democratic challenger to Dana Rohrabacher, the Republican congressman so obviously in the pocket of Vladimir Putin that other Republican congressmen joke about how he's in the pocket of Vladimir Putin, is going public over hacking attempts that plag...

 2018-08-15 21:38 

MSNBC

Closing arguments end in Manafort case: 'No possible road to acquittal'...

Harry Litman tells Katy there is no chance for acquittal in the Paul Manafort trial....

 2018-08-15 21:34 

Mother Jones

GOP Candidates Are Paying Firms Affiliated With Infowars Contributor...

Two Republican congressional candidates from Florida have paid thousands of dollars to companies affiliated with a contributor to Infowars—the far-right media empire run by Alex Jones that is best known for promoting outlandish conspiracy theories. ...

 2018-08-15 21:31 

BuzzFeed

Brooklyn Is Apparently "Running Out Of Oat Milk" And It's Basically The Most Brooklyn Thing Ever...

TOO...MUCH...*gasps for air*...LATE CAPITALISM... View Entire Post...

 2018-08-15 21:30 

The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Warning: Low Clearance...

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a critic of the president....

 2018-08-15 21:30 

MSNBC

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 8.15.18...

Today's edition of quick hits....

 2018-08-15 21:29 

MSNBC

Litman: "0 chance" jury will come back with an acquittal in Manafort trial...

Former US attorney Harry Litman and MSNBC legal reporter Julia Ainsley discuss the latest developments in the Manafort trial...

 2018-08-15 21:27 

Talking Points Memo

Brennan: Trump Revoking My Clearance Is 'His Way Of Trying To Get Back At Me'...

Former CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday called President Donald Trump's decision to strip his security clearance "part of a......

 2018-08-15 21:23 

MSNBC

Big Question: Can the President run the country and deal with all the chaos in the White House?...

His former campaign chairman is in court to find out if he'll go to jail for bank fraud. A former staffer is embarking on a media tour to tear him down. Michael Cohen is still being investigated. Can the President focus on governing with all of this g...

 2018-08-15 21:22 

Mother Jones

White House Can't Even Get John Brennan's Security Clearance Announcement Right...

It's been nearly three weeks since the White House first announced that President Donald Trump was considering revoking the security clearances for top former officials who have criticized him, including John Brennan, the former CIA director under Bar...

 2018-08-15 21:21 

Slate Magazine

Killing Affirmative Action Won't Fix Harvard's Prejudiced Admissions...

My 9-year-old brother is a happy, healthy, wide-eyed third-grader. He sneaks a flashlight under the covers at night to read Harry Potter and goes on and on about Minecraft and Legos. He's also brilliant and full of creative energy, excels at math and ...

 2018-08-15 21:21 

NBC

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Bipartisan Senate study: Federal gov't MIA on protecting migrant children...

A bipartisan Senate study says the government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents. It says the Trump administration has aggravated the pr...

 2018-08-15 21:15 

MSNBC

Removal of Brennan security clearance not 'national security decision'...

Ned Price, former National Security spokesman, joins MTP Daily to discuss the White House's decision to revoke John Brennan's security clearance....

 2018-08-15 21:12 

BuzzFeed

13 Pics That Were Actually Used To Promote The Show "Bones"...

Bone Apptit! View Entire Post...

 2018-08-15 21:10 

MSNBC

How the Trump Administration is shaping courts across the country...

Brett Kavanaugh continued to meet with lawmakers on the hill today as the fight over his nomination to join the Supreme Court rages on. While Kavanuagh is attracting the bulk of the attention, the Senate is on course to approve two dozen circuit court...

 2018-08-15 21:10 

Daily Kos

US agencies collaborated to 'trap' immigrants who showed up for legal status interviews, ACLU says...

Instead of being put on a path to citizenship, immigrants just trying to follow the rules by going to their legal status interviews are being put on a path to deportation. Documents from an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit allege that United ...

 2018-08-15 21:06 

MSNBC

First transgender governor candidate: 'Judge me by my economic plan'...

Christine Hallquist, Democratic nominee for Vermont's gubernatorial election, is the first transgender candidate to win a party's nomination for Governor. But Hallquist tells Ali Velshi that Vermonters know "this is not an issue," and they...

 2018-08-15 21:06 

BuzzFeed

19 Comics For Anyone Who Actually Enjoys Laughing At Themselves...

Let us trash humans unite. View Entire Post...

 2018-08-15 21:03 

MSNBC

Fmr. CIA Director John Brennan: This is an abuse of power...

Former director of the CIA John Brennan responds to Trump revoking his security clearance...

 2018-08-15 21:02 

Washington Post

Senate study faults government care of migrant children...

A bipartisan Senate study says the government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents....

 2018-08-15 21:00 

NY Times

Anomaly or Omen? A House Republican Tells Voters He 'Stood Up' to Trump...

With many Republicans courting the president and others afraid to criticize him, an Ohio congressman has gingerly created a small crack in the wall, risking Trumpian wrath....

 2018-08-15 21:00 

The Daily Beast

Don't Overpay for Liquor: 8 Undervalued Bottles...

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast There's no easy way to say this, but hard alcohol is getting ever more expensive. Some of my favorites are now favorites of many, many, many other drinkers, which has had the result of driving retail ...

 2018-08-15 20:59 

The Daily Beast

Former U.S. Officials Taking China's Side in Trade Fights...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast This year, President Donald Trump has made good on his promises to take a hard line on China, ratcheting up tariffs on Chinese goods, cracking down on steel and aluminum imports, and implementing a short-lived ban on ...

 2018-08-15 20:59 

ThinkProgress

The bizarre way Texas conservatives are fighting against marriage equality...

More than three years after the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, a conservative group is still arguing in Texas state court that the state's ban on recognizing same-sex couples' marriages is enforceable. And they're willing ...

 2018-08-15 20:59 

The Daily Beast

Fox News Hosts and the Rest of the American Elite Don't Know the First Thing About Farm Work...

Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty COALINGA, Calif.—It's taken the better part of my life, but I've come to acknowledge the soil in my veins. Despite living in a half dozen major cities over the years, I'm a country boy—born and raised in ...

 2018-08-15 20:58 

Washington Post

5 times Sanders deflected on Trump revoking security clearances...

President Trump revoking former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance sparked questions for White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Aug. 15....

 2018-08-15 20:58 

The Daily Beast

Pinterest Moms Share Parfait Recipes Next to QAnon Memes...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast 8chan is an anarchic web forum that has historically played host to trolls, meme-makers , pornographers, and racists. Pinterest is a photo-cataloguing site beloved by moms saving weeknight dinner recipes. At least tha...

 2018-08-15 20:58 

The Daily Beast

Did I Join a Movement That Naturally Attracts Extremists and Kooks?...

Diana Walker/Getty This week's news about Omarosa secretly taping chief of staff John Kelly and President Donald Trump is yet another reminder of something about Trumpworld: Politics has always attracted eccentric opportunists, but people in this admi...

 2018-08-15 20:57 

The Daily Beast

Stephen Miller's Great-Grandfather Sam Was a Chain Migrant and a Fine American...

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast A Russian immigrant in steerage had given birth aboard the S.S. Ryndam on an earlier run from Rotterdam to New York, and the first-class passengers had taken up a cash collection for the mother, the...

 2018-08-15 20:56 

The Daily Beast

It's Hollywood That Has a Big LGBT Problem—Not Ruby Rose...

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast Before fighting over crumbs, you might ask where the loaf is. LGBT people are long used to questioning representations of LGBT characters in movies and TV. There are not nearly enough LGBT characters and ...

 2018-08-15 20:56 

Slate Magazine

Why Republicans Just Impeached the Entire West Virginia Supreme Court...

What the hell is going on in West Virginia? On Monday, the House of Delegates impeached the entire state Supreme Court on charges focusing on the justices' lavish spending on office refurbishments. Republicans, who led the drive to oust the whole benc...

 2018-08-15 20:56 

The Daily Beast

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Risking Her Reputation Before She Gets to Congress...

Getty Since her remarkable Democratic primary win on June 26, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has toured the country, done Sunday shows, appeared on late-night TV and raised money for like-minded candidates. It has been a stunning rise for a 28-year-old self-des...

 2018-08-15 20:56 

The Daily Beast

Trump Wants to Make Asbestos Great Again...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast In the Russian city of Asbest in the Ural Mountains , life and work revolves around a dark pit more than 1,000 feet deep and six miles long, the largest asbestos-producing mine in the world. The future of every househ...

 2018-08-15 20:54 

Media Matters

A New Mexico judge received multiple death threats. Earlier, right-wing social media accounts had spread her contact information....

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters A New Mexico courthouse was evacuated following a slew of death threats against District Court Judge Sarah Backus via social media, phone calls, and emails. Prior to the evacuation, conservative accounts had spread her conta...

 2018-08-15 20:54 

BuzzFeed

Jax Taylor Threw Shade At Kourtney Kardashian's Ex After Spotting Him At The Gym...

Apparently Younes has to "slum it" now. View Entire Post...

 2018-08-15 20:53 

MSNBC

2008 financial crisis: 'A shift in the balance of power'...

Ali Velshi talks about the lingering effects of the Great Recession with Adam Tooze, Columbia University history professor and author of the new book "Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World."...

 2018-08-15 20:46 

Washington Post

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on black unemployment...

President Donald Trump, who has a reputation for inflaming racial tensions, is defending himself against claims that he's racist by taking credit for recent job gains by black Americans....

 2018-08-15 20:45 

ThinkProgress

With a reported 30K ISIS fighters in the Levant, it seems Trump has not yet defeated ISIS...

Having already declared that the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) has been defeated in Syria and Iraq, President Donald Trump might have been surprised to learn that according to two new reports, there are roughly 30,000 ISIS fighters remaining in Ira...

 2018-08-15 20:43 

CBS News

Critics blast revoking of John Brennan's clearance as "authoritarian"...

Former CIA Director said the move, "might be a convenient way to distract attention, say from a damaging news story or two"...

 2018-08-15 20:42 

Talking Points Memo

Republicans Flip Out Over Pearl Jam's 'Gory' Poster Depicting Trump Corpse...

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republicans on Wednesday condemned a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames......

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