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U.S. abortion rate falls, but the procedure is still common among certain groups
October 19th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The U.S. abortion rate fell 25 percent between 2008 and 2014, though the procedure is still a common experience, according to a new study published Thursday in the Journal of Public Health. The falling rates were also not even across all groups, and the procedure has become increasingly concentrated among lower-income people. The study found […]
Trump’s chief of staff says we don’t respect women anymore, forgets he still works for Trump
October 19th, 2017, 04:37 PM
During a White House press briefing on Thursday, chief of staff John Kelly claimed he was shocked that Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) had listened in on President Trump’s phone call to Myeshia Johnson. Johnson is the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. servicemen killed in Niger earlier in October. Wilson previously claimed that […]
Yesterday, Trump said it was fake news. His chief of staff just confirmed it was true.
October 19th, 2017, 04:37 PM
On Wednesday, Trump claimed that a congresswoman’s account of his phone call to Myeshia Johnson, a military widow, was fake news. He said that he had proof she was lying. Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad! — Donald J. Trump […]
Mysterious ambush in Niger sparks firestorm of questions
October 19th, 2017, 04:37 PM
With the White House under fire over its handling of the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger, questions are rising about the deadly ambush. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) was among a growing chorus of voices demanding answers on Wednesday. After responding “No” when asked if the White House was being […]
Trump gives himself perfect grade for Puerto Rico response, less than 20% of island has electricity
October 19th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Speaking to reporters alongside Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló at the White House on Thursday, President Trump gave the White House the highest possible marks for its response to Hurricane Maria. Asked by a reporter “between one and 10, how would you grade the White House response,” Trump replied, “I say it was a 10.” Trump’s rationale […]
Turned away from Richard Spencer speech, white supremacists to target Jewish and black student hubs
October 19th, 2017, 04:37 PM
In preparation of being turned away or kicked out of the University of Florida auditorium where white nationalist Richard Spencer will speak on Thursday, neo-Nazis are planning to target the university’s Jewish and black student centers with “flash demos.” According to a post on the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website, site founder Andrew Anglin is encouraging  white nationalists to […]
Cruz claims repealing the estate tax would benefit farmers and small businesses. That’s not true.
October 19th, 2017, 04:37 PM
During a CNN Town Hall debate on Wednesday evening, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) squared off on one especially pertinent topic: tax reform. Throughout the night — though the discussion shifted and, at times, felt more like a presidential debate — Cruz repeatedly invoked the idea that repealing the […]
Trump changes his mind about bipartisan health care deal for the fourth time in three days
October 19th, 2017, 04:37 PM
President Donald Trump flip-flopped on a flip-flop Thursday afternoon, telling reporters he’s “open to” a bipartisan health care deal Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) struck earlier this week. During a press conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday, Trump said that he wouldn’t sign the bill, and then said 11 […]
Stepping right over the U.S., world powers reaffirm commitment to Iran deal
October 19th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Since President Donald Trump declined to receritfy the Iranian nuclear deal, every other party to the agreement has come out in support. In what is no doubt a humiliating moment for the president, European Union leaders are set to reaffirm their “full commitment to the Iran nuclear deal” on Thursday after meeting in Brussels, regardless […]
Federal lawsuit against new Title IX guidance claims it is ‘offensive’ and ‘discriminatory’
October 19th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The new Education Department guidance document on how universities should handle sexual harassment complaints under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prevents sex and gender discrimination in education, has been challenged. On Tuesday, Equal Means Equal, an organization focused on gender discrimination, and three women who say they have experienced sex-based discrimination under Title […]