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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...