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Trump’s budget seen as ‘slap in the face’ to rural voters who elected him

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 8:00pm
Trump’s budget seen as ‘slap in the face’ to rural voters who elected him WASHINGTON — Two of farmers’ most powerful Republican advocates in the Senate slammed President Donald Trump’s proposal Tuesday to slash crop insurance, warning those and other budget cuts would b...

‘Unbelievable job’: Trump lauds Philippines President Duterte for drug war that’s resulted in 9,000 deaths

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 7:10pm
During a call in April with Rodrigo Duterte, Donald Trump praised the Philippines president for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem” in his county. Since becoming president in 2016, Duterte has waged a bloody war on drugs that’s resulted in the extrajudicial deaths of thousands of people ...

‘It’s a one witness impeachment trial’: Olbermann puts Trump on notice that Comey will bring him down

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 6:33pm
Keith Olbermann has released a new episode of his GQ show where the longtime broadcaster posits an intriguing legal theory about investigations into Russian collusion with the Donald Trump campaign. The theory is based on the implications of Trump’s tweet threatening James Comey combined with ...

Hannity hints about his ‘future at Fox’ following fight with network over his conspiracy obsession

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 6:18pm
After continuing to deploy his DNC murder conspiracy theories despite Fox pulling the story, host Sean Hannity hinted to leaving the network in a cryptic tweet posted late Tuesday. Hannity tweeted that he has a “huge announcement tonight” regarding the Seth Rich conspiracy, Russia collus...

Who is Aaron Hernandez’s brother? Jonathan “DJ” Hernandez was close with former athlete

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 5:53pm
The older brother of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez — who committed suicide April 19 in his jail cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center — broke his silence on the athlete’s death Tuesday. The brother, identified as Jonathan, said in a statement published by the Providenc...

UK raises national terror threat to highest possible level after Manchester attacks

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 5:51pm
The United Kingdom raised its national terror threat level from severe to critical Tuesday. MI5, the nation’s domestic security service, escalated the alert to the highest possible level following the bombings at a concert in Manchester Monday evening. A critical level alert means “an attack is expe...

White House uses anonymous spokesperson to contradict Brennan testimony and decry anonymous leaks

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 5:46pm
The Trump administration on Tuesday used an anonymous spokesperson in its official response to John Brennan’s testimony before Congress. After pushing back on the former former CIA director’s statement, the anonymous spokesperson attacked “the leaks of classified information,” which are typically de...

Republicans push back against Trump plan to cut foreign aid

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 5:44pm
U.S. President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress on Tuesday assailed his proposed cuts in the diplomatic and foreign aid budget, making it unlikely the cutbacks in global health, peacekeeping and other programs will take effect. Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of th...

Here’s why US intel agencies homed in on Trump campaign over its Russia ties

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 5:41pm
WASHINGTON — There was enough intelligence tying members of President Donald Trump’s election campaign to Russian intelligence officers to worry former CIA Director John Brennan before he left office in January, Brennan told Congress on Tuesday. It was the closest an American intelligence offi...

Trump budget reignites welfare reform battle

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 5:26pm
With his 2018 budget proposal, President Trump is reigniting the decades-long ideological war over welfare reform. Is it true, as the White House is arguing, that anti-poverty programs like food stamps and disability insurance are being abused by able-bodied adults who should be working? Or, as prog...

Largest US chain of psychiatric hospitals under investigation for holding patients to increase revenue: report

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 5:26pm
According to an exclusive report by BuzzFeed News, the psychiatric chain Universal Health Services is under investigation by the FBI and the Department of Defense based on allegations that it “systematically holds patients longer than necessary to maximize revenues”. UHS is considered th...

Single black women rarely date outside their race

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 5:24pm
When Bryan Abasolo pulled Rachel Lindsay in his arms and passionately kissed her during Monday night’s premiere episode of The Bachelorette, it marked two firsts for the long-running ABC series: Lindsay’s first kiss of the season, obviously, and more importantly, the first time a black bachelorette ...

Will Pope summit help Trump with US Catholics?

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 5:11pm
Donald Trump’s meeting with the pope on Wednesday at Vatican CIty will be a summit of two heads of state. After all, in addition to leading of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, the Holy See heads a small, independent nation in the middle of Rome. For Trump, the meeting has real political reso...

He’s ‘exceptionally smarmy’: Al Franken spells out why he ‘hates Ted Cruz’

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 5:05pm
Senator Al Franken is said to return to his roots as a Saturday Night Live alum with a new book, set to be released next Tuesday. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is the latest literary endeavor for the second term senator. Previous Franken books have reached to top of bestseller lists. “I like Ted C...

Trump budget cuts may stir backlash in rural America

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 4:59pm
President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash federal aid to the poor, the sick and people living in rural areas reflect conservatives’ demands for a smaller federal government but target many of the very people who voted for him last November. In his first detailed budget submission to Congress...

Trump retains Marc Kasowitz as private attorney for Russia probe: Fox Business

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 4:57pm
President Donald Trump has retained Marc Kasowitz as his private attorney for the special counsel’s probe of alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow, a Fox Business Network reporter said on Twitter on Tuesday. Kasowitz, a New York-b...

‘We’re right, they’re wrong’: Hannity doubles down on DNC murder conspiracy after Fox retracts story

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 4:15pm
Despite his employer retracting their coverage of conspiracy theories surrounding the murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich, Fox News host Sean Hannity continues to plug the debunked theories on his radio show. During his May 23 show, which aired just a few hours after Fox retracted their report on...

Senate committee issues two subpoenas for Flynn’s company: ‘Business does not have a right to take the Fifth’

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 4:05pm
Senate Intelligence Committee ranking Democrat Mark Warner (D-VA) on Tuesday revealed the committee has issued two more subpoenas against retired Gen. Michael Flynn, this time targeting Donald Trump’s former national security adviser’s businesses. The committee, which is investigating Russian interf...

What Brennan couldn’t say in the Russia-Trump hearing

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 3:59pm
In mid-November 2013, I paid a visit to CIA headquarters with the then-editor-in-chief of this magazine, Jim Impoco. We walked across the famous CIA logo and past the agency’s wall of mostly anonymous stars for the fallen. At the turnstiles we were met by an agency representative, who took us upstai...

Medical community condemns Trump’s budget proposal

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 3:50pm
Doctors, scientists and members of the international research community now have one more thing they can largely agree on, aside from climate change being very real and not just a hoax created by the Chinese: the potential damage President Donald Trump’s budget can have on America’s standing as a gl...