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‘Worth fighting for’: Watch Sally Yates tell Harvard Law grads why she stood up to Trump

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 11:18pm
Sally Yates, the heroic former acting attorney general who took on Donald Trump’s immigration executive order, spoke at her alma mater Harvard University on Wednesday, telling 2017 graduates her decision to go against the administration’s Muslim ban was “illustrative of an unexpected moment where th...

Here are the 15 most heartless proposals in Trump’s absurd budget

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 10:51pm
Budget Director Mick Mulvaney’s remarks show they aren’t operating in the real world. Not even close....

Russians discussed how to influence Trump via his aides: NYT

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 10:39pm
Senior Russian intelligence and political officials discussed how to influence Donald Trump through his advisers according to information gathered by American spies last summer, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, Citing three current and former U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence, t...

Five charged with insider trading involving Department of Health & Human Services

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 10:36pm
Five men, including a Washington political consultant and a federal employee, were criminally charged on Wednesday with engaging in an insider trading scheme based on leaks from within a federal healthcare agency. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced the arrests of political consultant David B...

‘Truly savage’: Seth Meyers destroys Trump’s ‘cruel and unusual’ budget proposal

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 10:23pm
“Late Show” host Seth Meyers on Wednesday dismantled Donald Trump’s budget proposal, noting the president made “some truly savage cuts” to Medicaid and other social programs. After noting Trump on Wednesday “stopped by the Vatican to completely bum out the Pope,” Meyers went in to note candidate Tru...

John Boyega says Finn’s role changes in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 10:13pm
Finn’s dreams of making a difference will finally come true in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The former stormtrooper left the darkside in favor of the resistance only to be seriously wounded during a face off with Kylo Ren in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” However, John Boyega, who plays the characte...

WATCH: Bernie Sanders slams Trump’s ‘grotesquely immoral’ budget

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 10:09pm
Bernie Sanders ripped President Donald Trump’s proposed budget Wednesday after the administration released an outline of their plan. The Vermont senator appeared on NBC to say that the proposal was “grotesquely immoral.” “That budget that Trump has presented is a grotesquely immoral budget,” he said...

White House proposes rule to allow law enforcement to shoot down drones

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 10:07pm
The Donald Trump administration has asked Congress to give the federal government the ability to track and destroy any type of drone flying on domestic soil, a document obtained by the New York Times reveals. Under the proposal, government agencies and law enforcement would have the ability to monit...

Trump budget clashes with millennial values: poll

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 10:02pm
Young people aren’t thrilled with President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, according to a new GenForward survey released Wednesday. GenForward, a project of the University of Chicago, found that young people age 18-34—the so-called millennials—largely thought the president’s propo...

Sick people will lose insurance under Trumpcare

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 9:59pm
The Republican healthcare bill the House passed in early May would leave 23 million people uninsured by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated Wednesday afternoon. That’s a slight improvement over an earlier version of the legislation that the nonpartisan agency assessed in March. But...

‘Next thing I know I’m being body-slammed’: Guardian reporter describes ‘strange and mortifying’ assault by GOP candidate

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 9:30pm
The Guardian’s Ben Jacobs on Wednesday was body-slammed by Montana GOP candidate Greg Gianforte after asking for a reaction to the new Congressional Budget Office “American Healthcare Act” score. Jacobs called into MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” to explain the horrific incident that transpired, n...

WATCH: Robert Reich rips into conservative over his ‘specious’ math on Trumpcare

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 9:22pm
In a CNN panel discussing the Congressional Budget Office’s new score for the GOP’s Obamacare repeal, politico and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich got into it with Stephen Moore, an economic adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign. When discussing the “untenable posi...

CNN’s Kirsten Powers draws ‘a straight line” between Trump and GOP candidate’s assault on reporter

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 8:46pm
CNN’s Kirsten Powers on Wednesday related Montana Republican Greg Gianforte’s body-slamming of a Guardian reporter to Donald Trump’s antagonistic rhetoric towards journalism, noting there’s a “straight line” between the two. Referring to audio that reports to catch Guardian reporter Ben Jacob’s exch...

I hope he ‘sues the hell out of him’: Internet disturbed by Montana GOP candidate’s assault on Guardian reporter

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 8:29pm
It was an otherwise slow night when news broke that The Guardian‘s Ben Jacobs had reportedly been “body-slammed” by Montana Republican Greg Gianforte, a Congressional candidate whose special election is tomorrow. Twitter soon exploded with stories from the ground, updates on Jacobs...

CNN panel goes off the rails when Trump booster Miller uses ‘leaks’ to justify Sessions’ Russia contact

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 7:54pm
During a CNN panel on news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose his contacts with Russians on his security clearance forms, commentator Jason Miller (a well-known supporter of President Donald Trump) insisted on bringing up leaks from the White House. As senior analyst David Gergen...

LISTEN: Reporter decked by Montana candidate Greg Gianforte was just hauled off in an ambulance

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 6:50pm
Tomorrow is election day in Montana, when voters will decide the outcome of the only statewide congressional election of 2017. Tonight the race was rocked with allegations that Republican nominee Greg Gianforte assaulted and battered Ben Jacobs, a Washington DC based political reporter for The Guard...

BUSTED: Mar-A-Lago employee and convict’s wife working for Trump during overseas junket

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 6:32pm
According to BuzzFeed News, the reception manager at President Donald Trump’s “Winter White House” of Mar-A-Lago is working logistics on the European leg of the president’s first overseas trip. The manager, Heather Rinkus, has reportedly also been given a government-issued Bl...

‘Do you consider yourself a leaker?’: Watch Wolf Blitzer hammer Chaffetz over role in Trump-Russia scandal

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 6:05pm
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday cornered House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on a range of topics, including his decision to provide cover to Donald Trump’s dubious claim that former president Barack Obama wiretapped Trump tower, as well as his rumored move to Fox News this July...

‘Game Of Thrones’ season 7 trailer teases ‘the great war’

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 5:59pm
The race to the Iron Throne is heating up on “Game of Thrones” and the rulers of the Seven Kingdoms are done playing nice. HBO released an official trailer for Season 7 which suggests things are going to get ugly. The nearly-two minute clip centers around “the Great War,” which everyone — Cersei (Le...

Belgium shows Melania the surreal

Wed, 24 May 2017 - 5:53pm
As her reality TV star husband meets many of his Western allies for the first time as U.S. president on Thursday, Melania Trump will be offered a different take on the surreal by her hosts in Brussels. The first lady, a Slovenian-born former model, will tour a museum dedicated to Belgian surrealist ...