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Bernie Sanders voters helped Trump become President

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 4:48pm
Bernie Sanders supporters switched their allegiance to Donald Trump in large enough numbers last November to sway the election for the real estate billionaire, according to an analysis of voter data released Tuesday by the blog Political Wire. Since Trump’s shock victory over Hillary Clinton, much d...

Fired FBI chief Comey joins Howard University for public policy lecture series

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 4:46pm
James Comey has a new gig not far from his old office atop the FBI headquarters. Comey, who was fired as FBI chief in May, will deliver the convocation keynote address next month to students at Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C. He also will give five lectures on ...

‘We try to stand up for facts and basic human decency’: Jake Tapper excoriates Trump’s ‘unhinged’ speech

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 4:13pm
CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday tore into Donald Trump’s “unhinged” rant with an epic fact-check of the president’s Tuesday campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona. “It is a maxim of this show that we want ideas and policies to be debated full-throatedly, while we also try to stand up for facts, as well a...

‘Tear it down’: Protesters gather at Silent Sam statue on UNC campus

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 4:13pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Hundreds of people gathered at the Silent Sam statue at UNC-Chapel Hill on Tuesday evening to demand removal of the Confederate monument. The crowd chanted “Tear it down!” and at one point marched along Franklin Street to UNC President Margaret Spellings’ reside...

Arizona ban on ethnic studies unconstitutional

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 4:12pm
A federal judge has overturned an Arizona ban on ethnic studies courses aimed at Hispanic students, saying it was motivated by racial discrimination and violated pupils’ constitutional rights. The decision by Judge A. Wallace Tashima issued on Tuesday came in response to a lawsuit by students ...

Armed man slashes tarp on Charlottesville monument and says Heather Heyer died ‘playing in traffic’

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 3:57pm
An armed man wearing a tie-dye T-shirt tried to slash away the black drape placed over a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville on Wednesday. As onlookers tried to dissuade him, the man slashed at the black tarp covering the statue, but was only able to cut at about shoulder hei...

Did Steve Mnuchin and Louise Linton really ‘give more to the economy’ than they took? The record says no

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 3:38pm
Louise Linton, the actress-model-whatever wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, already has apologized for a certain nasty Instagram post aimed at a citizen who criticized her for bragging about her designer wardrobe during an official trip with her husband. We’re not as interested in the ...

Juice company dumped orange peels in Costa Rican national park in the 90s — it revived the forest

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 3:34pm
Back in the 1990s, a husband and wife duo of University of Pennsylvania ecologists teamed up with a juice company to dump orange peels and pulp on a barren pasture in a Costa Rican national park. Today, the area is covered in lush vegetation that puts neighboring forests to shame, a new paper report...

McConnell: Republicans working with Trump on ‘shared goals’

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 3:28pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that he and his team were in “regular contact” with President Donald Trump to discuss “shared goals” such as infrastructure and taxes. The statement came after media reports this week of tensions between the Republican ...

White House has prepared pardon documents for ex-Arizona sheriff Arpaio: CNN

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 3:00pm
The White House has prepared paperwork for U.S. President Donald Trump to pardon Joe Arpaio, a controversial former Arizona sheriff convicted last month of criminal contempt in a racial profiling case, CNN reported on Wednesday. White House officials declined to comment but an administration officia...

Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence at Arizona rally

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 11:30pm
By Jeff Mason and Keith Coffman PHOENIX (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, surrounded by thousands of supporters on Tuesday, defended his response to the violence at a rally organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, and attacked the media for “giving a platform to ha...

Melania Trump ramps up anti-cyber bullying campaign by thanking Chelsea Clinton for defending Barron

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 11:27pm
Melania Trump on Tuesday followed through on her blissfully ironic pledge to tackle cyberbullying as first lady, employing the hashtag #StopChildhoodBullying in a message that thanked Chelsea Clinton for sticking up for her son, Barron Trump. “Thank you @ChelseaClinton,” Melania Trump tweeted. “So i...

WATCH: Police deploy ‘chemical weapons’ against protestors after Trump’s ‘angry, divisive’ campaign speech

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 11:04pm
Donald Trump on Tuesday gave what is likely to be an incredibly controversial speech during a campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Thousands of protestors gathered outside during the event, despite the president’s claims there were not a lot of people rallying against him. Shortly after Trump d...

‘What do you say to that?’: Stunned Don Lemon rips Trump’s ‘unhinged, embarrassing’ speech

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 10:42pm
A stunned Don Lemon on Tuesday reacted to Donald Trump’s “unhinged” rant during a campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona, noting the president “lied directly the American people” and behaved “without thought, without reason, devoid of facts, devoid of wisdom.” “Well, what do you say to that?” Lemo...

‘Sh*tshow of the highest order’: Internet loses it after Trump’s ‘insane, absurd, off-the-rails’ speech

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 10:00pm
Donald Trump on Tuesday night spoke at a campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona. After spending 45 minutes maligning the “fake news” and re-litigating his reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia (while intentionally leaving out his “both sides” remark), Trump hinted he wi...

White House says some members of infrastructure advisory council resign

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 9:00pm
Some members of a White House infrastructure advisory council have resigned, the White House said on Tuesday, days after President Donald Trump’s response to violence at a rally by white nationalists in Virginia prompted business leaders and cultural figures to quit other panels in protest. Tr...

Trump aides offered a GOP senator a ride on Air Force One in exchange for health care vote: report

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 8:51pm
During the unsuccessful push to repeal Obamacare, the Trump administration reportedly tried to link riding on Air Force One to promising to vote for the bill. “When Mr. Trump addressed a Boy Scouts jamboree last month in West Virginia, White House aides told Senator Shelley Moore Capito, a Rep...

‘He creates a toxic environment’: CNN’s Anderson Cooper nails Trump for promoting GOP infighting

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 8:34pm
CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday slammed “the toxic environment the president seems to create all around him,” noting Donald Trump appears to have a pattern of feeding into chaos within his own administration. Discussing the latest New York Times report that indicates a deteriorating relationship be...

‘I would be a target’: Democratic congressman says he doesn’t feel safe going to Trump’s Phoenix rally

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 7:54pm
Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) is protesting outside President Donald Trump’s Phoenix campaign rally, but told MSNBC that he isn’t planning go inside the event. MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked Rep. Grijalva if he would feel safe inside that auditorium tonight. “No, I don’t thi...

Daily Caller editor blames ‘fake news’ after site published widely-criticized piece on Barron Trump

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 7:02pm
The editorial director of The Daily Caller on Tuesday blamed the “fake news” media for elevating a much-maligned piece on Barron Trump published Monday by the conservative site. “Leave it to the fake news to spin his bro-to-bro advice into some sort of ‘slam,’” Vince Coglianese told the Associated P...