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Smoking gun?: Maddow pinpoints a massive missing link in the flurry of Trump firings and resignations

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 9:26pm
In President Donald Trump’s White House, all roads are said to lead to Russia, to his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and…to Vice President Mike Pence? According to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, “Pence has been caught out in way more of these scandals than his bland Beltway pre...

Student busted for leaving banana on black Temple students’ dorm door has an absurd excuse

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 8:57pm
Temple University police are investigating two incidents of possible racial intimidation when bananas were placed outside of the dorm rooms of black students. NBC 10 Philadelphia‘s Aaron Baskerville spoke to two of the four black women who lived in one of the dorm rooms. Halle Ray returned to ...

Rosie O’Donnell is ‘saddened’ by the sudden loss of her ex-wife Michelle Rounds

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 8:31pm
Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife Michelle Rounds passed away on Monday of what is believed to have been a suicide, according to reports. “I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy,” O’Donnell responded to the news. “Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families. My thoughts and pra...

‘Unstable racist skinhead’ who terrorized Pittsburgh Jewish neighborhood busted with cache of weapons

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 8:28pm
After a Jewish neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was littered with anti-Semitic and white supremacist fliers for weeks, police finally tracked down the culprit — and found that he already had a record of violence, neo-Nazi ideology and a weapons cache to match. According to the Pittsbur...

There is no such thing as a good Trump voter

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 8:25pm
As if any further evidence was needed, the last few weeks have provided ample proof to arrive at a single conclusion: There is no such thing as a good Trump voter. This may be a hard pill to swallow for those with loved ones who voted for Trump. “But she’s such a sweet grandma,” you might think, or,...

WATCH LIVE: Protesters pour into St. Louis streets after murder acquittal for ex-cop

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 7:21pm
Hundreds of protesters poured into St. Louis’ streets and some scuffles broke out as they voiced their anger after a Missouri judge on Friday ruled a white former St. Louis police officer was not guilty of murder in the 2011 shooting of a black man. With the National Guard on standby in case o...

Houston residents, officials stew over Harvey storm-trash removal

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 7:13pm
Disposing of the mounds of debris lining Houston streets three weeks after Hurricane Harvey flooding damaged about 126,000 homes is riling residents and officials in the nation’s fourth largest city. The sheer volume of work is overwhelming initial efforts, say residents, resulting in pleas fr...

Chuck Todd created a ‘choose your own Trump’ game that highlights the president’s schizophrenic week

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 7:10pm
Donald Trump has “arguably taken back some control of his presidency,” MSNBC’s Chuck Todd noted on Friday’s episode of “Meet The Press.” The network counted 10 times the president had spoken to the press in the past week, and with each iteration, some have argued ...

Dr. Seuss company loses fight to block ‘parody’ of ‘Grinch’

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 6:50pm
A New York playwright has convinced a federal judge that his new play is a parody of Dr. Seuss’ classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” and that in this legal fight, he was in the right. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan on Friday ruled that Matthew Lombardo&#821...

Rep ‘disturbed’ by ‘twisted’ Trump quick to blame Muslims for London but not white supremacists for Charlottesville

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 6:41pm
A rising star in the Democratic Party blasted President Donald Trump on CNN for tweeting without getting all the facts about Friday’s London explosion, but waited days following Charlottesville. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) was on “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer to speak about ...

‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Repo Man’ star Harry Dean Stanton has died at age 91

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 6:33pm
Harry Dean Stanton, who recently reprised his role as the manager of the Fat Trout Trailer Park in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return, has died, TMZ reports. Stanton’s career spanned generations, and he starred in films like the 1984 sci-fi comedy Repo Man, the brat pack drama Pretty i...

Facebook gave Robert Mueller far more information than Congress on the $100k of Russian ads

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 6:19pm
Special counselor Robert Mueller reportedly got a lot more information from Facebook about the ads paid for by Russia than the Congressional committees investigating the Russia scandal. In a Friday Wall Street Journal report, sources revealed the social network handed over all records of online ad b...

New poll reveals many Americans are more racist than they think

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 5:38pm
Very few Americans will say outright that they support neo-Nazism, white nationalism or the so-called alt right. But that doesn’t mean they don’t express support for some of the same racially-charged ideas and attitudes that such extremists espouse. A new poll conducted by Reuters and Ipsos with the...

The CIA wants permission to kill terrorists with drones

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 5:35pm
The CIA is pushing for approval to conduct lethal drone strikes in Afghanistan for the first time, an idea that some in the Pentagon reportedly worry could place U.S. troops in danger. Despite the reported concerns, President Donald Trump is leaning toward giving a thumbs up to the proposal and Defe...

Trump’s fed attorney pick once cited infamous pro-slavery ‘Dred Scott’ case as anti-abortion precedent

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 5:20pm
Kansas Solicitor General Stephen McAllister, who is one of President Donald Trump’s U.S. attorney nominees, once cited the infamous Dred Scott v. Sanford ruling used to defend slavery as a precedent in an anti-late term abortion case, Mother Jones reports. Upon investigating President Donald T...

Judge sides against Trump in fight over ‘sanctuary cities’

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 5:13pm
A federal judge on Friday barred the U.S. Justice Department from denying public-safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration. The preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber was i...

‘It’s helpful only to terrorists’: Ex-DOD adviser calls out Trump’s ‘reckless’ London tweet

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 5:11pm
In a panel discussion about President Donald Trump’s insistent tweet that this morning’s train attack in London was terrorism, one former Defense Department official claimed the president might have leaked classified intelligence about what happened. “If he did leak classified info...

‘I hope nobody loses their lives’: Armed neo-Confederates descend on Virginia to defend statue ‘at all costs’

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 4:58pm
Richmond, Virginia is bracing for violence as neo-Confederates target the former capitol of the Confederacy less than one month after Heather Heyer was killed in what many are calling an act of domestic terrorism. CSAII: The New Confederate States of America is planning an unpermitted “Heritag...

Equifax’s information, security heads to retire immediately

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 4:56pm
Credit score company Equifax Inc’s chief information officer and chief security officer will retire effective immediately, CNBC said on Friday, citing Dow Jones. Equifax, which reported a massive data breach last week, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. (Reporting by Yashaswi...

‘Clay Travis has never gone to second base’: Internet erupts after Fox News reporter boasts ‘I love boobs!’

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 4:40pm
Fox News sports reporter Clay Travis on Friday really really “went there” in a segment with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, repeatedly boasting about his love of boobs during a discussion on ESPN’s Jemele Hill. The reaction from Baldwin was swift, with the CNN host berating Travis and cutting the segment shor...