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Trump administration sued over Arkansas’ Medicaid work requirements

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 5:19pm

Advocacy groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the decision by President Donald Trump’s administration to allow Arkansas to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients in the state. The lawsuit, filed against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in federal court in Washington...

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MSNBC’s John Heilemann says Trump ‘long ago went over the line’ of what is defensible: ‘There is no bottom for them’

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 4:51pm

President Donald Trump’s behavior is so abhorrent, NBC News national affairs correspondent John Heilemann doesn’t think there’s a floor to as low as the president will go. “If people are willing to defend him for Charlottesville — when you make the list of things &#8212...

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Catholic priest fired for sexual abuse received a recommendation to work at Disneyland: report

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 4:40pm

On Tuesday, CNN’s correspondent, Jean Casarez, sat down with Jake Tapper to discuss the “incredibly, disturbing”  report that detailed decades of sexual assault cases from Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania. “Now that it’s out, the details are incredibly disturbing,...

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Federal judge dismisses Dems request for records on Trump’s Washington hotel

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 4:37pm

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of House Democrats seeking records on Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel. The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta wrote that the group of 17 Democrats seeking the large cache of documents on the Trump In...

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Gun activist profiled by Fox News gets arrested for a hate crime after threatening a black woman at gunpoint

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 4:28pm

A Vermont man whose gun activism got him a write-up by Fox News has been arrested for pointing a gun at a black woman while yelling racial slurs — an act that got him charged with a hate crime. The Burlington Free Press reported that 23-year-old Sheldon Rheaume, a resident of Essex, VT, was jailed w...

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Natural gas explosion collapses Denver building, people trapped

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 4:26pm

A natural gas explosion leveled a Denver apartment building on Tuesday, injuring several people and trapping an unknown number of residents in the rubble, local media reported. Denver TV station KDVR said that 10 people were injured, one with “severe traumatic injuries.” The Denver Fire Department s...

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US EPA staff disputed claim fuel efficiency plan would save lives

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 4:03pm

As the Trump administration moves to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards, some regulatory officials have disputed the Transportation Department rationale that the plan would significantly cut traffic deaths, internal documents made public on Tuesday showed. The Transportation Department under P...

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Top Pentagon official under investigation for corruption of power: report

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 3:38pm

The Pentagon’s chief spokeswoman, Dana White, is under investigation by the Defense Department Office of Inspector General for abusing her power, reported CNN. White is under investigation after complaints surfaced that she was misusing her support staff. White made employees run her personal ...

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WATCH: Jake Tapper wonders why Sarah Huckabee Sanders picked today to lie less to reporters over Trump N-word flap

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 3:32pm

On Tuesday, panelists on CNN’s the Lead with Jake Tapper tried to make sense of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee’s refusal to guarantee that President Donald Trump has never said the N-word. Asked repeatedly by reporters if she was willing to concretely say that no tape of Pres...

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‘Not what 9-1-1 was designed for’: Devin Nunes slammed for ‘calling the police’ on protesting constituents

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 3:25pm

Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) was publicly called out for misusing 9-1-1 by beckoning police to shield him from constituents in his central valley congressional district. “Clovis police were called and the building housing Congressman Devin Nunes’ office was locked during a rally for Medicare...

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‘What a wiener’: Colbert mocks Trump for being the ‘you’re fired guy’ while being too afraid to fire Omarosa

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 11:13pm

Stephen Colbert ridiculed President Donald Trump during Monday’s “Late Show,” for being too cowardly to fire Omarosa Manigault-Newman himself. But if the media is saying Newman is a “liar and a back-stabber with no credibility,” Colbert noted she’s “exactly ...

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‘Racist! Racist!’: CNN panel goes off the rails when Navarro and Sellers school Trump ally over presidents history of racism

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 10:41pm

A Monday political panel on Don Lemon went completely off the rails when Donald Trump’s former aide Steve Cortes insisted there is no evidence to confirm the president is a racist. Democratic strategist Bakari Sellers said that most black conservatives aren’t interested in working for th...

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Seth Meyers: ‘If there’s any trap tailor-made for Trump — it’s a perjury trap’

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 10:19pm

Late Night host Seth Meyers mocked President Donald Trump and his team over special counsel Robert Mullers investigation. President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said that President Trump would not sit down with Muller’s team because it was a perjury trap. “If there’s any trap...

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Democratic Congressman: The only way Trump could be more racist is if he wore a white hood

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 9:58pm

Progressive Caucus co-chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) couldn’t help but notice President Donald Trump’s attacks on someone’s intelligence seem to be aimed at people of color. In an interview with SiriusXM Radio’s Dean Obeidallah, Pocan brought up Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), LeBro...

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CNN’s Angela Rye slams Republicans for ‘demonizing’ Omarosa for acting no different than anybody else in the GOP

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 9:27pm

On Monday, political commentator Angela Rye said she would only stick up for former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman for one reason. “What I think is really interesting, and this is the only time you’ll probably ever hear me defending Omarosa, and it certainly won’t be her...

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow cracks up at typo-riddled request for Trump cabinet post from banker who loaned Paul Manafort millions

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 9:16pm

On Monday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow got an item off of her Paul Manafort wish list — and as the host noted, it “does not disappoint.” After reporting on the long and winding road that led to the former Trump campaign chairman’s name ending up in a Chicago banker’s di...

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CNN’s Kristen Powers schools Trump ally for normalizing president’s ‘pettiness’ towards John McCain

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 9:03pm

On Monday, political analyst Kristen Powers schooled President Donald Trump’s former campaign advisor Michael Caputo. President Trump failed to honor Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) while he signing a military bill that was named after McCain and that help lay the foundation for. “The fact that ...

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Trump claims former ‘Apprentice’ executive producer told him no tapes exist of him being racist — as Omarosa alleged

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 9:01pm

On Monday during an MSNBC interivew, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman alleged she heard President Donald Trump using racially charged language including the N-word. On Twitter, however, the president said he was told no tapes exist. Former executive producer of “The Apprentice&...

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Police find weapons of mass destruction in North Carolina man’s house after he sexually assaulted a minor

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 8:20pm

Charlotte police found weapons of mass destruction while arresting a man for sexually assaulting a minor. WBTV reported that after Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officers learned that 28-year-old Zachary Richard Gibson kidnapped and sexually assaulted a minor, they got a warrant for seven counts and s...

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John Legend’s latest crusade is ending unjust Louisiana court rules rooted in white supremacy

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 8:09pm

Grammy-winning singer and producer John Legend is not silent about his advocacy for prison reform. In an opinion article for The Washington Post, Legend calls out Louisiana lawmakers to uproot white supremacy out of the state’s laws. “Louisiana is one of only two states — the other is Or...

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