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California Democratic Speaker killed his own party’s plan for single-payer healthcare

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 7:40pm
Hopes of single payer supporters across the country were dashed Friday night when the Democratic Speaker of the California legislature killed a single payer health insurance reform bill by written by California Democrats. California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced Friday afternoon that he ...

Record verdict: 7,000 Kansas farmers win $217 million in GMO corn lawsuit against Syngenta

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 6:32pm
Their case was the first to go to trial. Thousands of other corn producers and traders also are seeking damages over China’s non-approval of the agrochemical giant’s corn seeds for importation. Lawyers for the corn producers said in a statement that the verdict was “only the beginn...

Israeli defense minister: No Palestinians will return

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 5:57pm
Israel’s defense minister has said that his government will not allow any Palestinians to return to the lands historically settled by them and currently claimed by Israel. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman outright dismissed the possibility that his government would make any deals recognizing...

‘Stop playing politics with people’s lives’: Kamala Harris rips GOP healthcare bill in scathing op-ed

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 5:54pm
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Friday penned an op-ed for the LA Times on the current draft of the Senate healthcare bill, charging her colleagues with voting “blindly on a bill that has life-or-death consequences for those we represent.” The bill, revealed Thursday, includes massive cuts to Medicaid,...

Nursing home workers still posting nude and vulgar photos of residents on Snapchat

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 5:48pm
This story was co-published with The Des Moines Register. In the last year alone, employees of at least 18 nursing homes and assisted living facilities have posted unauthorized — and in some cases, vulgar and stomach-turning — photos and videos of residents on Snapchat and other social media platfor...

Church of England caught concealing former Bishop’s sexual abuse

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 5:37pm
According to an independent review, the Church of England “colluded” with a former bishop who sexually abused children for over 20 years, as reported by The Independent Thursday. “Abuse of Faith,” the title of the report, revealed that officials in the Church of England ignored the sex offenses comm...

Mueller’s grade-A legal team ‘uncomfortably close’ to obstruction case against Donald Trump

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 5:30pm
A Los Angeles Times feature details the ways in which members of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s team have worked to prosecute obstruction of justice in the past — and how they’ll bring that expertise to the case of President Donald Trump. According to the Times, Mueller’...

Hipster street cred hiding ‘Skinhead City’ reality of Portland

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 5:19pm
Last month’s fatal stabbing of two men at a Portland transit center has reunited the debate over white supremacy in the progressive city of Portland, OR. “A man, screaming profanities at a pair of teenagers who, to him, didn’t fit his definition of an ‘American,’ shattered th...

Convicted felon Jack Abramoff registers to return to lobbying

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 4:59pm
Jack Abramoff, a high-profile American lobbyist who served four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to bribing U.S. government officials, has officially returned to lobbying, according to documents he filed with the Justice Department. Abramoff’s filing, saying that in Dec...

Pentagon weighs possible delay in new transgender recruits

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 4:54pm
The Pentagon said on Friday it was reviewing recommendations from the U.S. military chiefs that included calls for more time to implement plans to allow new transgender recruits to join the U.S. armed forces. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said no decision on the matter had been made yet. “Di...

WATCH: Shep Smith nails Trump for continuing to stoke questions over whether Comey tapes exist

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 4:24pm
Fox News host Shep Smith on Friday went off on Donald Trump for continuing to stoke questions over the existence of “tapes” pertaining to his conversations with former FBI director James Comey, arguing the president “can find out for us” if there are any such recordings. Smith started by railing int...

Keith Olbermann calls Trump’s bluff: Fire Mueller and speed up your ‘demise’

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 4:20pm
In his latest installment of “The Resistance,” host Keith Olbermann makes the case for President Donald Trump firing special counselor Robert Mueller to speed up the average American’s understanding of the president’s corruption. If Mueller joins “the pile of men Trump ...

Trump administration sides with Texas on sanctuary city law court fight

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 4:09pm
The Trump administration filed court papers on Friday to support a Texas state law that would punish so-called “sanctuary cities” and is seeking to argue in court hearings next week in favor of the legislation it says will help keep America safe. On Monday, a Texas border town and some o...

Senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 3:52pm
The leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday to investigate any involvement of U.S. interrogators at secret prisons in Yemen where inmates have reportedly been tortured. The Associated Press published a report on Wednesday that nearly 2,000 men...

‘Who is this assh*le?’: Joe Biden blasts hedge funder who heckled him during public moment of grief for son

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 3:44pm
Failed financier Bill Ackman got an earful from former Vice President Joe Biden, said three people who witnessed the conversation. According to Fox Business News, the two spoke at the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference, a popular Wall Street conversation among high-rollers started by Anthony S...