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WATCH: NYPD releases violent bodycam video of shooting a man they were doing a wellness check on

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - 5:27pm
The New York Police Department has released the body camera footage for the first time of a fatal shooting of a man they were doing a wellness check on. According to the New York Daily News, Miguel Richards’ landlord called the police Sept. 6 to have them check on the young man. When officers ...

Trump blames cell service for failure to call Mexico

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - 5:18pm
President Donald Trump has claimed the reason he did not reach out to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto immediately after the country’s huge earthquake was because there was no cellphone reception in Mexico. The president was asked why he had not yet contacted Peña Nieto following last Thursday’s...

Verdict seen Friday in murder trial of St. Louis police officer

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - 5:11pm
A Missouri judge on Friday is expected to release his verdict in the case of a former St. Louis police officer charged with murder in the 2011 shooting death of a black man after a car chase, according to law enforcement sources. Jason Stockley, 36, who is white, was arrested in May 2016 and charged...

‘What she did was wrong’: Trump doubles down on bogus claim Susan Rice illegally surveilled his team

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - 5:10pm
Donald Trump on Thursday continued his quest to divert attention away from the multiple investigations into Russian interference in 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with his campaign to his bogus claim that former president Barack Obama “wire tapped” Trump Tower in last year. Discus...

Trump tells Florida Power CEO ‘great job’ despite deaths

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - 4:46pm
Could this be President Donald Trump’s “Brownie” moment? As he toured Irma-battered areas of the Sunshine State on Thursday, the President told Florida Power and Light CEO Eric Silagy he’s doing a “great job” — ignoring growing outrage over the heat-related deaths...

‘An absolute lie’: Ex-DOJ official blasts Mnuchin’s claim he needed a honeymoon plane for ‘national security’

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - 4:45pm
A former official from the Department of Justice has slammed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s claim that his staff requested a government plane for his honeymoon in the interest of “national security.” “At the time, my staff wanted to make sure that I constantly had access ...

‘Pretty pathetic’: Ex-Obama advisor slams Trump for coddling white supremacists

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - 4:45pm
On Thursday, President Donald Trump stunned observers by returning to his controversial stance on the violence in Charlottesville, VA that killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer and insisting that blame for the melee falls on both right-wing agitators and anti-racist protesters. On CNN, conservative comme...

‘Get out of my country’: Drunk New Yorker attacks Jewish women after mistaking them for Muslims

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - 4:40pm
In a subway station in Queens, New York, a drunk bigot attacked a Jewish mother and daughter after mistaking them for Muslims, the New York Daily News reports. On Wednesday afternoon, a drunk 40-year-old named Dimitrious Zias got into it with the 37-year-old daughter after calling her mother a &#822...

John Kelly’s White House controls draw ire of Trump supporters

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - 4:35pm
It took new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly roughly six weeks to instill discipline throughout President Donald Trump’s West Wing. But now, Kelly is facing criticism for his supposedly “Svengali” control over the president. That criticism reached a new height Thursday by some Trump...

‘Press secretaries don’t get to make that call’: Lead Republican hammers White House for attacks on Comey

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - 4:26pm
Rep. Trey Gowdy said Thursday that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders should refer criminal allegations to the Department of Justice rather than talk about them with reporters. “If it’s that clean and clear I’m sure she’s referred it to the Department of Justi...

Democrats say Trump agrees to work on immigration bill, wall in dispute

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 11:28pm
By Richard Cowan and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress have agreed to work together on legislation to protect “Dreamers,” the illegal immigrants who were children when they entered the United States, the lawmaker...

Hoping to change his luck in Congress, Trump turns to Democrats

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 11:22pm
By James Oliphant and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fresh off striking a budget deal with Democrats, Donald Trump is toning down his rhetoric and looking to cut deals on such American hot-button issues as immigration and tax reform in search of a much-needed legislative victory. Eight...

Right-wing Twitter just had a white hot emotional meltdown after Pelosi and Schumer played Trump on DACA

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 11:12pm
Donald Trump on Wednesday struck an agreement with House and Senate minority leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that did not include funding for the president’s famed border wall, according to a statement released by the Democratic leaders. White ...

These 5 insulting terms could make you sound racist

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 10:29pm
The following terms belong to a different era and have no place in our modern climate of heightened awareness, inclusion and empathy. Be cool, be aware, and consider not using these terms. 1. ‘Ethnic food’ I get it: when you were growing up, this was an acceptable term that applied to ev...

‘She had no game!’: Trump goes on late-night Twitter tirade against Clinton for ‘blaming everybody but herself’

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 10:00pm
It may be September 2017, but the 2016 presidential election will never end. Donald Trump on Wednesday took a break from the numerous natural disasters plaguing the United States (and a growing divide within his own party) to rehash the 2016 presidential election, tweeting—once again—about formal ri...

Kushner Cos. hemorrhaging money at NYC’s 666 5th Avenue because of his relationship to Trump: report

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 9:32pm
Before Donald Trump became president, his son-in-law Jared Kushner planned to turn the infamously-named 666 Fifth Avenue, a large old building he owns in Manhattan, into an impeccably-designed skyscraper twice as tall. Now, the Washington Post reports, more than a quarter of the building’s off...

‘He’s not pivoting, he’s just crazy’: Olbermann torches pipe dream that Trump will become presidential

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 9:26pm
Broadcaster Keith Olbermann was visibly frustrated for D.C. political media’s two year expectation of a “pivot” to normalcy from Donald Trump. “Another day; another Trump pivot — that wasn’t” the host of GQ’s The Resistance began. “American polit...

Trump’s ethics watchdog quietly moves to allow anonymous donations to legal defense funds

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 8:41pm
While the rest of the country was digesting their dinners, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics “quietly reversed its own internal policy prohibiting anonymous donations from lobbyists to White House staffers who have legal defense funds,” Politico reports. The reversal comes as Special ...

Obama to host global Civic Leadership Summit

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 8:31pm
Former president Barack Obama will host civic leaders from around the world next month for a summit aimed at promoting civic engagement. The first Obama Foundation summit will be held on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in Chicago. The former president said he expects the summit “will be a place to gather and lea...

ESPN distances itself from Jamele Hill for damning Trump comments — but colleagues race to support her

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 8:07pm
ESPN has decided to publicly censor anchor Jemele Hill for criticizing President Donald Trump — furthering the backlash. It started, as so many scandals in the Trump era, with a tweet: He is unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would hav...