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Sean Spicer unable to find high-paying media job after ripping networks in Hannity interview: report

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 12:30pm
Ousted White House press secretary Sean Spicer has been unable to secure a high-paying job following his work for President Donald Trump. A new Buzzfeed News report suggests that Spicer’s interview with Fox News personality Sean Hannity may be the culprit. Buzzfeed correspondent Steven Perlber...

White House aides feed Trump ‘delusional’ higher poll numbers to keep him happy: report

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 12:20pm
According to a report at Politico, aides to embattled President Donald Trump feed him data from internal polls that don’t reflect public sentiment in order to keep his spirits up — although some White House insiders call the numbers “delusional.” Like many presidents, Trump i...

Here is how NASA watches for doomsday events

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 11:58am
How NASA Watches for Doomsday Events About 17,000 undetected asteroids that are large enough to be a concern to NASA may be lurking near Earth, according to a recent report. That doesn’t mean it’s time to panic or start declaring that the world will end on Sunday (or any other day this year) because...

Do Republicans even like Trump?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 11:52am
Do Republicans Like Trump? President Donald Trump’s base hasn’t abandoned him, but at least one poll this week found support had slipped slightly among Republicans. The latest weekly survey from Lucid found 71.85 percent of Republicans approved of the job Trump was doing as president....

Trump paying own legal fees raises ethical questions

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 11:50am
Trump Paying Own Legal Fees Raises Ethical Questions As the investigation into Russian collusion builds, President Donald Trump has started paying his own legal bills, rather than using campaign donations or charging the Republican National Committee, and has created a fund to finance the legal bill...

Billionaire Steyer explains doubling his investment in Trump impeachment ads: He’s breaking the law every day

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 11:19am
CNN anchor and talk radio host Michael Smerconish brought to the airways Saturday the debate among progressives as to whether Democrats should fight to impeach President Donald Trump. In October, billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer launched a $10 million television ad campaign calling for impeachm...

Trump-loving pastor stuns Joy Reid by blurting ‘morality’ is not a necessary qualification for leadership

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 11:01am
Appearing on AM Joy, Pastor Mark Burns of the Harvest Praise and Worship Center in South Carolina stunned MSNBC host Joy Reid by blurting out that “morality” is not a necessary quality our political leaders need to have as he tried to dismiss sexual abuse allegations against U.S. Senate ...

‘Creepy’ Colorado GOP lawmakers accused of sexually harassing interns

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 10:21am
The Republican state senate president in Colorado is pushing back against the very idea of the “me too” movement on sexual misconduct in the wake of new allegations of sexual harassment by two GOP state senators. The refusal by Colorado Republicans to address the issue comes after Republ...

Japanese want war with North Korea, not dialogue

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 10:11am
Japan has for months urged its citizens to prepare for a possible nuclear war from North Korea, holding safety drills in schools and warning fisherman about surviving a missile attack. The tension has now reached an apex, with a majority of Japanese saying they want their government to take action a...

Alabama Senate election winner due to be certified in late December

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 10:01am
The outcome of Alabama’s Dec. 12 U.S. Senate election probably will not be certified until Dec. 26 at the earliest, a state official said on Friday, making it unlikely the race will affect major year-end legislation in Congress including Republican tax cuts. Republicans hold a slim 52-48 major...

These are the two obstacles that are holding back Alzheimer’s research

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 12:36am
Thirty years ago, scientists began to unlock the mysteries regarding the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. This knowledge ushered in an era of great enthusiasm that scientists could develop new therapies to either prevent Alzheimer’s or significantly slow the symptoms once present. Despite continued pro...

Here’s what the first Thanksgiving dinner in 1621 actually looked like: anthropologist

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 12:30am
Most Americans probably don’t realize that we have a very limited understanding of the first Thanksgiving, which took place in 1621 in Massachusetts. Indeed, few of our present-day traditions resemble what happened almost 400 years ago, and there’s only one original account of the feast. As an anthr...

Trump postpones big-game trophy hunting decision after colossal backlash

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 12:21am
On Friday evening, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he would halt his decision to lift a ban on big-game hunting trophies, almost a day after his administration announced that trophy hunters were allowed to kill elephants in countries such as Zambia and Zimbabwe and bring home tusks ...

Democratic strategist lambasts GOP tax plan as ‘Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric Trump’s retirement plan’

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 12:13am
Approval ratings on the Republican tax plan aren’t simply poor, they’re downright fathomless. Only 26 percent of Americans support the plan, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Democratic strategist Keith Boykin said that the tax plan, as it stands, is “unlikely” t...

Writer Max Brooks explains military procedures in place ‘to give the grownups time’ to stop Trump for nuclear war

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 11:43pm
Max Brooks, who’s currently serving as the non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point, has worked to “challenge old ways of thinking and encourage mental agility and flexibility for problem solvers and leaders,” according to his website. During his Friday appeara...

Bill Maher ridicules Trump’s ‘public collusion’: ‘He’s so protective of Putin’s feelings’

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 11:03pm
During Friday’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher couldn’t help but observe that President Donald Trump seems to be conspiring or colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin in real time. During his overseas trip, Trump had to walk back his comments that he believed Putin over...

Carl Bernstein blasts Fox News ‘state media’: ‘People are not looking or interested in truth’

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 10:45pm
Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein told Bill Maher during Friday’s “Real Time,” made the argument that Americans are no longer interested in the truth. Rather, he believes voters seek justification for their own thoughts and opinions. “I don’t even know what’s real...

Google’s algorithm is bringing fake news to searches about mass shootings

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 10:37pm
A Google engineer once dubbed those nasty, lie-filled conspiracy theories that pop up from time to time “evil unicorns.” Now, they’ve begun cropping up higher and higher in searches after major news events based on a weakness in Google’s algorithm — the inability to tel...

‘Planet Nibiru’ expected to trigger apocalypse this Sunday warns Christian numerologist — once again

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 10:12pm
After the apocalypse did not occur on September 23 as Christian numerologist David Meade predicted, some now claim we can now expect the End Days to occur this Sunday, November 19th. “Nibiru ‘truthers’ claim that NASA has conspired to ‘hide the truth about the mystery planet ...

Trump’s abysmal job approval drops for the third straight month in a row

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 9:58pm
President Donald Trump’s approval rating dropped dramatically over the past three months in a poll that previously showed a much higher rating than seen in other widely regarded national surveys …...