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In wake of Charlottesville violence, WNBA teams unite for national anthem protest
August 16th, 2017, 05:28 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Four days after one civilian was murdered and two police officers died during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and one day after the President of the United States vehemently defended the rally in a combative press conference, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks intertwined and locked arms during the national […]
Sessions tries to bash ‘sanctuary cities’ but accidentally makes the case for them
August 16th, 2017, 05:28 PM
During a press conference in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered blistering remarks against immigrant-friendly policies in Chicago by conflating them with the city’s high murder rates. But in the course of blasting so-called “sanctuary cities” — localities where local law enforcement officers refuse to turn over suspected undocumented immigrants to federal […]
Alabama senator says he can’t criticize Trump’s press conference because he was too busy to watch it
August 16th, 2017, 05:28 PM
Appointed Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), who came in second in Tuesday’s GOP primary, went on Fox News Wednesday to explain how he plans to win next month’s primary runoff against opponent and former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore. But if he was expecting an easy interview from host Trish Regan, he was mistaken; Regan grilled […]
LISTEN: House Republican embraces 5 conspiracy theories in one 20-minute interview
August 16th, 2017, 05:28 PM
Donald Trump, as a conspiracy theory-embracing politician, didn’t come out of nowhere. He emerged as the leader of a Republican party that accepted and trafficked in conspiracy theories and demonized Democrats and liberals even before his rise. This was on full display Tuesday morning, when Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined the AM 1090 KTGO radio […]
Son of Israeli prime minister says leftists worse than Nazis
August 16th, 2017, 05:28 PM
The son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed this week that leftists are more dangerous than neo-Nazis and white supremacists. In a Facebook post published Tuesday, Yair Netanyahu wrote that antifascist protesters and members of the Black Lives Matter movement were “thugs” and that neo-Nazi “scums” were less threatening in 2017. “To put things […]
Members of Trump’s remaining commissions say they have no plans to resign
August 16th, 2017, 05:28 PM
A dozen members of President Trump’s Manufacturing Council announced this week they’d be leaving the group after the president defended the white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, leading Trump to disband the council and his Strategic and Policy Forum altogether. Trump is left with just two commissions — his Bipartisan President Commission on Election Integrity and […]
Trump agrees to pay key Obamacare subsidies, extending its lifeline
August 16th, 2017, 05:28 PM
Everyone and their doctor has asked President Donald Trump to continue funding Obamacare cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments. After flirting with eliminating these payments to insurance companies, he finally agreed to pay them for the month of August. A White House spokesman told multiple news sources on Wednesday that the Trump administration will make the payment. […]
Trump defended a white nationalist rally. This is how every Republican member of Congress reacted.
August 16th, 2017, 05:28 PM
President Trump defended participants in a white supremacist rally and blamed the “alt-left” for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend in a press conference Tuesday. The president said there were “fine people” on every side of the clashes, ultimately failing once again to condemn white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and members of the KKK. The […]
Yemen hit by 5,676 airstrikes in six months
August 16th, 2017, 05:28 PM
According to a new report, the number of clashes and airstrikes in Yemen have increased dramatically in 2017: In the first six months of the year, there were 5,676 airstrikes in Yemen – much higher that then total of 3,936 in all of 2016. Data gathered by the Protection Cluster in Yemen – led by the […]
The curious case of a man detained by ICE who can’t stay, but can’t be sent back either
August 16th, 2017, 05:28 PM
An immigrant from Sierra Leone — who could face indefinite imprisonment in Pennsylvania because his native government won’t take him back — is arguing for his release from immigration detention, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency Tuesday. Lawyers for […]