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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Threat Level Midnight
19 Jan 2018 | 11:43 pm CET
Hours before the government is set to shut down, senators scrambled to reach a deal to keep the government funded.
Trump’s False Claim About Mexico’s Violence
19 Jan 2018 | 11:26 pm CET
Making a pitch for border wall funding, President Donald Trump falsely tweeted that Mexico is "now rated the number one most dangerous country in the…
A Government Shutdown Is Near
19 Jan 2018 | 11:26 pm CET
Congress is hours from a midnight deadline, and despite a White House meeting between President Trump and Charles Schumer, there’s no deal at hand.
A Lesson for the #MarchForLife — Colorado Invested in Contraceptive Access and Cut Teen Abortions by Half
19 Jan 2018 | 11:05 pm CET
Want to reduce abortion? Then increase access to contraception. Colorado shows how. The post A Lesson for the #MarchForLife — Colorado Invested in C…
What Happens When Women Fight Back
19 Jan 2018 | 10:58 pm CET
Joan Walsh A year after Donald Trump’s inauguration—and the Women’s March that eclipsed it—women are the best hope to save the country—as l…
Is Money-Laundering the Real Trump Kompromat?
19 Jan 2018 | 10:50 pm CET
In November testimony, Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson outlined a potential scheme to the House Intelligence Committee, but it hasn’t pursued the line…
Charges Dropped Against 129 Trump Inauguration Protestors — But Dozens Still Face Prison
19 Jan 2018 | 10:34 pm CET
Among those who still face decades in prison, a journalist has filed a motion for the court to dismiss his charges. The post Charges Dropped Against 1…
Republicans Have Four Easy Ways to #ReleaseTheMemo — and the Evidence for It. Not Doing So Will Prove Them to Be Shameless Frauds.
19 Jan 2018 | 10:23 pm CET
If the FISA memo and underlying evidence prove pervasive criminality and abuse of power, then why isn't the GOP letting the public see it? The post Re…
Oprah’s 2013 Quote on Racism, in Context
19 Jan 2018 | 10:17 pm CET
Q: Did Oprah Winfrey say, “White People Just Have To Die.” A: No. In 2013, she said that “older people, who were born, and bred, and marinated…
Women Aren’t Just Marching Against Trump—They’re Running Against Trumpism
19 Jan 2018 | 9:28 pm CET
John Nichols As women take the lead in flipping Republican statehouse seats to the Democrats, candidates like Maine’s Diane Russell are eyeing gove…
Jeffrey Sterling, Convicted of Leaking About Botched CIA Program, Has Been Released From Prison
19 Jan 2018 | 9:07 pm CET
The former CIA agent, after more than two years in prison, was released in a case that involved issues of press freedom and racial discrimination. The…
Trump, Fox News, and the Mainstreaming of White Nationalism
19 Jan 2018 | 8:52 pm CET
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Friday morning blamed the looming government shutdown on right-wing White House adviser Stephen Miller, accusing…
Chuck Schumer Meets With Trump, Reports Progress With Many Disagreements
19 Jan 2018 | 8:51 pm CET
Sen. Chuck Schumer emerged from a last ditch meeting with the White House in an effort to resolve their impasse of funding the government and told the…
“Paz e amor” ou “boca suja”? Quem era o Lula preso em 1980
19 Jan 2018 | 8:41 pm CET
Interrogado pelo DOPS, admitiu que chamou empresários de "filhos da puta". Agora, o ex-presidente enfrenta um juri por sua relações íntimas com em…
Video: Durbin’s ‘History’ of Distortions
19 Jan 2018 | 8:04 pm CET
In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper examines efforts by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue to discredit Democratic Sen…
Olympian Adam Rippon Stands Up to Mike Pence’s Homophobia
19 Jan 2018 | 7:55 pm CET
Dave Zirin Joining the historic ranks of Olympic dissenters, the first openly gay US Winter Olympian has challenged the Oval Office.  The post O…
The American Health-Care System Increases Income Inequality
19 Jan 2018 | 7:43 pm CET
Even with the Affordable Care Act, the premium and payment structure of insurance increases the relative income gap between rich and poor.
Republicans Invent 'Release The Memo' To Distract From...Everything
19 Jan 2018 | 7:34 pm CET — Brian J. Altemeier🤨 (@BrianJAltemeier) January 19, 2018 Oh Noes! There's a super sekrit memo that proves Hilla…
Stunning Special Election in Wisconsin Shows Scott Walker’s Foxconn Deal Isn’t the Political Winner It Was Sold as
19 Jan 2018 | 7:21 pm CET
Wisconsin Democrats ran against the governor's corporate welfare project to build a Foxconn factory at the expense of taxpayers and the environment. T…
New Poll Says Majority Blame Trump And GOP For Shutdown, So Fox News Fingers Democrats
19 Jan 2018 | 7:18 pm CET
Fox News' Outnumbered and the network's programming has focused on blaming the Democratic party for a possible government shutdown and not Trump or th…
As ICE Targets Immigrant Rights Activists for Deportation, Suspicious Vehicles Outside Churches Stoke Surveillance Fears
19 Jan 2018 | 6:18 pm CET
ICE is entering and surveilling churches, immigrant rights activists said, after two New Sanctuary leaders were targeted by authorities for deportatio…
Trump Blames Himself For Government Shutdown: 'It's Always The President's Fault'
19 Jan 2018 | 6:09 pm CET
Back in 2013, Trump blamed President Obama for the federal government shutting down, but now that Republicans control the White House and Congress, he…
Trump’s Numbers
19 Jan 2018 | 6:07 pm CET
Statistical measures of the president's term to date. The post Trump’s Numbers appeared first on
Shep Smith Rips GOP For Shutdown While Controlling White House, Congress
19 Jan 2018 | 6:00 pm CET
Fox News' Shep Smith called out Trump and his party for the possibility of a government shutdown with them in complete charge of everything. As Republ…
Betsy DeVos Unchained: In Front of Friendly Audience, Education Secretary Unleashes on Obama
19 Jan 2018 | 5:41 pm CET
The education secretary promised a return to the "rule of law" and lambasted the Obama administration before a group of Federalist Society members. Th…
ICE Is Going After People Who Were Once Off-Limits
19 Jan 2018 | 5:38 pm CET
Julianne Hing Under Trump, nowhere is safe for undocumented immigrants—not in the shadows and not in the spotlight. The post ICE Is Going After Peo…
Paul Booth—Fighter, Strategist, and Visionary Labor Leader
19 Jan 2018 | 5:38 pm CET
Si Kahn Not everyone who emerged from the white-hot heat of the ’60s was able to survive. Paul Booth did much more than that. The post Paul Booth…
Amid Shutdown, Trump Charging $100K For Mar A Lago Party
19 Jan 2018 | 5:20 pm CET
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…
A Conversation With Richard Falk
19 Jan 2018 | 5:07 pm CET
Patrick Lawrence The scholar, adviser to governments and civil-society groups, and advocate of Palestinian rights speaks on international law and wor…
Trump’s Middle East Policy: The Good(ish), the Bad, and the Ugly
19 Jan 2018 | 5:06 pm CET
President Donald Trump came into office on a wave of angry populism, vowing to remake U.S. foreign policy to match his “America First” rhetoric. T…
A Perilous Shutdown Plan for National Parks
19 Jan 2018 | 5:00 pm CET
During the 21-day government shutdown of 1995-1996, an enormous blizzard left up to three feet of snow in Virginia’s Shenandoah Natio…
Trump's first year in numbers: Strikes triple in Yemen and Somalia
19 Jan 2018 | 4:34 pm CET
161 strikes were launched in Yemen and Somalia during Trump's first year in office, triple the number carried out the year before.
Forget About Siri and Alexa — When It Comes to Voice Identification, the “NSA Reigns Supreme”
19 Jan 2018 | 4:31 pm CET
Classified documents from the Snowden archive reveal the NSA has been developing technology to automatically identify a speaker from the sound of thei…
GOP Candidate for Pennsylvania Special Election Is a Former Abu Ghraib Interrogation Consultant
19 Jan 2018 | 4:27 pm CET
Over the years, drawing upon his experience in Iraq, Rick Saccone has promoted waterboarding, stress positions, and sleep deprivation. The post GOP Ca…
Home-Care Workers Clocking 24-Hour Shifts Are Being Paid for Only 13 Hours
19 Jan 2018 | 4:00 pm CET
Michelle Chen A New York State rule is standing in the way of home-care workers’ earning their rightful pay, and care recipients’ getting the att…
Tucker Carlson Loses It With Chicago Alderman: 'Up Yours, You Loathsome Little Demagogue!'
19 Jan 2018 | 4:00 pm CET
When a Chicago Alderman finally touched on Tucker Carlson's racist views on immigration, Tucker behaved like a child, hurling "up yours" and calling h…
Bernie Sanders Points Out That Republicans Can't Govern
19 Jan 2018 | 3:42 pm CET
Bernie Sanders was on fire this morning, attacking Republicans for refusing to make a budget deal and prevent a government shutdown. "We have don't ne…
'It’s Our Responsibility to Put More Guardrails Around the President'
19 Jan 2018 | 3:12 pm CET
Senator Jeff Flake explains his speech on the Senate floor in defense of the press—and talks about what he’s planning next.
Scarborough Skews GOP Over Their Inability To Keep The Lights On
19 Jan 2018 | 3:00 pm CET
Morning Joe is making it quite clear to viewers who's to blame for an impending government shutdown -- and it's not Democrats. Scarborough went off on…
Tom Cotton Sending 'Cease And Desist' Letters To Rowdy Liberals
19 Jan 2018 | 2:26 pm CET
#TraitorTommy @TomCottonAR scared of his constituents calling so he’s sending out cease and desist letters. You’re too 🐔 to lead CIA if you can…
The Amazon Sweepstakes Racket
19 Jan 2018 | 2:18 pm CET
On Thursday, Amazon announced that it had a finally whittled the hundreds of cities vying to house its second headquarters to just 20. The finalists a…
Women March
19 Jan 2018 | 2:00 pm CET
Nina Kuo We are the resistance. The post Women March appeared first on The Nation.
How Religious Health Care Hurts Women of Color
19 Jan 2018 | 2:00 pm CET
Laurie Bertram Roberts was 17 years old and 12 weeks pregnant when she noticed a pink discharge running down her leg one day. When she went to her loc…
Watchdogging a Nonprofit Watchdog
19 Jan 2018 | 1:00 pm CET
by Mick Dumke and Logan Jaffe Get Email Updates from ProPublica Illinois…
Trump’s Numbers: The Quiz
19 Jan 2018 | 12:00 pm CET
The post Trump’s Numbers: The Quiz appeared first on
Aziz Ansari and Me
19 Jan 2018 | 12:00 pm CET
When Aziz Ansari debuted his series Master of None in 2015, every young brown person (i.e., South Asian) I knew reacted the same way: “Yo, we made i…
Trump’s Chosen: Who Made It Through A Year In The Whirlwind?
19 Jan 2018 | 11:00 am CET
by Jessica Huseman, Ian MacDougall and Rob Weychert…
What not-for-profit journalism should be about now - impact and influence
19 Jan 2018 | 10:28 am CET
Publication of our 2017 impact report…
Science Is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost
19 Jan 2018 | 4:00 am CET
Advocates are tracking new developments in neonatal research and technology—and transforming one of America's most contentious debates.
The House Voted to Avert a Shutdown—but It Might Not Be Enough
19 Jan 2018 | 1:41 am CET
Republicans cobbled together the votes for a funding bill ahead of a Friday-night deadline, but it may be doomed in the Senate.
Baltimore Judge Tosses Alford Plea, Rebuking Prosecutor
19 Jan 2018 | 1:32 am CET
by Megan Rose In a hearing in Baltimore City Circuit Court today, a judge threw out Demetrius Smith’…
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: It's the Final Countdown
19 Jan 2018 | 12:04 am CET
The House is expected to vote on a short-term spending bill Thursday night.
How Trump Will Try to Minimize a Government Shutdown
18 Jan 2018 | 11:38 pm CET
The administration plans to keep national parks and public lands partially open even without congressional funding, drawing criticism from Sally Jewel…
Trump Tweets Faulty Black Approval Claim
18 Jan 2018 | 11:12 pm CET
President Donald Trump’s approval ratings among African Americans have declined, not “doubled,” as the president claimed in a recent tweet. The…
Trump's Quietly Growing List of Victories
18 Jan 2018 | 10:37 pm CET
The last four months have been by far the most productive of his presidency. Will they also prove to be a high-water mark?
Steve Bannon Wades Into Russiagate
18 Jan 2018 | 10:09 pm CET
Bob Dreyfuss Could the ex-Breitbart chief blow the whistle on “Jarvanka”? The post Steve Bannon Wades Into Russiagate appeared first on The Natio…
Durbin’s ‘History’ of Misrepresentations
18 Jan 2018 | 9:44 pm CET
Two Republican senators suggest Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin's account of President Trump using profanity to disparage African countries should not…
The Turpins Won’t Be the Last
18 Jan 2018 | 9:39 pm CET
David and Louise Turpin shackled their 13 children and starved them in filthy conditions for years, and nobody knew it until Sunday. They hid in “pl…
Congress Must Censure Donald Trump’s Bigotry
18 Jan 2018 | 9:28 pm CET
John Nichols Two members of Congress have proposed a necessary accountability move. The post Congress Must Censure Donald Trump’s Bigotry appeared…
Fox News, Not the “Fake News Awards,” Is the Real Threat
18 Jan 2018 | 8:10 pm CET
On Wednesday, not long after Arizona Senator Jeff Flake took to the Senate floor to denounce Donald Trump’s media-bashing as “despotic” and “a…
Goodbye to Awl That
18 Jan 2018 | 4:40 pm CET
The news on Tuesday of the death of The Awl and The Hairpin has proved an unexpected joy. Not because this excellent set of websites deserves shutteri…
The World Obama Tried to Make
18 Jan 2018 | 4:30 pm CET
The key shot in The Final Year, the new documentary by Greg Barker about the Obama Administration’s foreign policy team in 2016, is an image of desp…
‘Independent’ Watchdog’s Secret Funder: Conservative Small-Government Group
18 Jan 2018 | 1:00 pm CET
by Mick Dumke, ProPublica, and Dan Mihalopoulos, Chicago Sun-Times When former Chicago City Council in…
A Liberal Pillar Of The Establishment – ‘New Look’ Guardian, Old-Style Orthodoxy
18 Jan 2018 | 10:21 am CET
As Noam Chomsky has often remarked: 'liberal bias is extremely important in a sophisticated system of propaganda.' One major news outlet that Chomsky…
Trump’s Mistake on DACA
18 Jan 2018 | 12:12 am CET
President Donald Trump mistakenly said that foreign-born residents in the DACA program "could be 40 years old, 41 years old." In fact, they can be no…
Sheriff’s Officers Working Black Section of Jacksonville to Get Bias Training
17 Jan 2018 | 10:00 pm CET
by Benjamin Conarck, Florida Times-Union, and Topher Sanders, ProPublica The Jacksonville Sheriff’s…
No Democratic Prostitute Ring in N.J.
17 Jan 2018 | 9:31 pm CET
Q: Were three Democratic state senators arrested in New Jersey for running a prostitution ring? A: No. The senators named in the story don’t eve…
Innocent But Still Guilty
17 Jan 2018 | 9:00 pm CET
by Megan Rose After Fred Steese spent two decades in a Nevada prison for murder, evidence indicating t…
In New York, Crime Falls Along With Police Stops
16 Jan 2018 | 9:26 pm CET
by Joe Sexton If you grew up in New York City in the 1970s, the number can be hard to get your head ar…
What Did Trump Say at Immigration Meeting?
16 Jan 2018 | 7:00 pm CET
What exactly did President Donald Trump say at a Jan. 11 White House meeting on immigration? Five members of Congress and the secretary of the Departm…
Jacksonville Sheriff Criticizes Our Reporting. We Respond.
13 Jan 2018 | 2:40 am CET
by ProPublica ProPublica and the Florida Times-Union have spent several months reporting on the issuin…
Help Us Figure Out Where in Illinois to Take Our Theater-Journalism Project
12 Jan 2018 | 1:00 pm CET
by Logan Jaffe…
Jacksonville City Council President and Local Public Defender Call for Suspension of Pedestrian Ticket Writing
12 Jan 2018 | 1:15 am CET
by Topher Sanders, ProPublica, and Benjamin Conarck, Florida Times-Union The Jacksonville City Council…
Huge disparity in how police use law to protect women from violent partners
9 Jan 2018 | 10:43 am CET
Following the trial of serial killer Theodore Johnson, concerns surface about scheme designed to warn others of violent partners.
UK to regulate Binary Options fraud - but not ban it
2 Jan 2018 | 3:30 pm CET
Financial Conduct Authority takes over regulation of Binary Options industry…
The Bureau's December 2017 event: reasons to be cheerful
21 Dec 2017 | 4:38 pm CET
Our report on our December 2017 Bureau event, looking at innovation in the media…
US counter terror air strikes double in Trump's first year
19 Dec 2017 | 2:21 pm CET
We take a look at strikes during Trump's first year in office…
Is your council about to cut a vital local service? Help us find out
19 Dec 2017 | 7:00 am CET
Our Bureau Local call-out for help in local transparency…
Bureau Local wins British Journalism award
13 Dec 2017 | 3:00 pm CET
The Bureau wins a prestigious innovation award…
RBS, British Airways, Porsche, Caterpillar and the private spies
13 Dec 2017 | 10:41 am CET
How big business used private spies to surveil protest groups…
US strikes shoot up in Somalia
12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 pm CET
US strikes in Somalia shot up in November, with American planes carrying out five times as many strikes as they did in the previous month.