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Dem Senator introduces bill combatting ‘violent white supremacists’ and homegrown right-wing terrorism

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 6:22pm
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced on Thursday that he has introduced legislation to combat the rise of white supremacist and other right-wing extremist groups. Violent white supremacist groups & other right-wing extremists are the most significant domestic terror threat facing the U.S. today. I&...

Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke refuses to provide documentation in taxpayer funded travel investigation: inspector

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 6:17pm
The U.S. Interior Department has failed to provide documentation needed for an internal probe of Secretary Ryan Zinke’s travels, the department’s inspector general said on Thursday. “Our investigation has been delayed by absent, or incomplete documentation for several pertinent tri...

Barack Obama has a more favorable rating than Donald Trump — in Alabama: Fox News

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 6:09pm
Donald Trump’s obsession with former President Barack Obama is well-documented. From predicating his campaign on the notion that the 44th president was born in Kenya, to claiming his inauguration drew the largest crowd in history (an record that, in fact, goes to Obama’s 2008 inauguration), to spend...

Specter of Menendez retrial could haunt US Senate Democrats in 2018

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 5:53pm
Democrats avoided potentially losing a seat in the U.S. Senate when the bribery case against New Jersey’s Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday, but now face the risk that a retrial could complicate his expected 2018 re-election bid. A federal jury in Newark, New Jersey, failed to reach...

Sylvester Stallone responds to sexual assault allegations

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 5:46pm
Sylvester Stallone responded Thursday to sexual assault allegations leveled against him from an incident in 1986. An unidentified 16-year-old girl said Stallone, who was 40 at the time, “intimidated” her into having a threesome, according to a police report first obtained by the Daily Mail....

Nicolle Wallace: Don’t believe Trump staffers’ sob stories — they stay because they like the power

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 5:36pm
On Thursday, “Deadline: White House” host Nicolle Wallace and Washington Post politics editor Robert Costa agreed that while President Donald Trump’s advisors may put on a show of being torn between their powerful positions in the government and the corrupt chaos of the Trump admin...

GOP tax plan: Republicans who voted against House bill

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 5:34pm
House Republicans passed their $1.5 trillion tax cut Thursday afternoon by a vote of 227 to 205. All 194 Democrats voted against the bill, along with 13 Republicans. The Republicans who voted against the bill were from New York and New Jersey, California and North Carolina....

White House says elephant trophy decision not yet finalized

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 5:28pm
The White House on Thursday said it had not yet finalized a decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring the endangered animals home as trophies, a move that had outraged U.S. conservation groups. The planned move, disclosed this week by the U.S. Fish and Wil...

‘Stop your abuse!’: Roy Moore supporters freak out over reporters asking GOP Senate candidate questions

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 5:22pm
After Roy Moore took the stage in Alabama to claim he wasn’t stepping down from his campaign, his supporters filed out of the room, passing reporters as they went. That’s where the altercations began. According to BuzzFeed, the event planner told reporters that organizers “have req...

Manafort deputy Gates denied bid for house arrest break over Thanksgiving

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 5:18pm
A U.S. district court judge on Thursday denied a bid by former Donald Trump campaign staffer Rick Gates to allow him to travel for Thanksgiving and Christmas, Politico reports. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied the request, filed Wednesday, which complained strict home confinement ...

Pro-Trump blogger who worked with dead Clinton email hunter may have sparked WikiLeaks’ Trump Jr. outreach: report

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:02am
A pro-Trump opposition researcher who worked with the late GOP operative Peter Smith may have sparked the communications between Donald Trump Jr. and the self-proclaimed transparency organization WikiLeaks, Business Insider reports. The day before Wikileaks first reached out to Trump Jr. via direct ...

Kimmel asks Trump fans their opinions on impeaching Hillary Clinton

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 11:35pm
It has been a year since the 2016 presidential election and it seems some Americans are still a little confused about the result. Newsflash: Hillary Clinton is not president, therefore she cannot be impeached....

Republicans press Uranium One deal probe despite no wrongdoing findings

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 11:20pm
By Jonathan Landay and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers are pressing forward with an investigation into the 2010 sale of a Canadian uranium company, which owned 20 percent of U.S. uranium supplies, to a Russian government firm, despite five congressional inquiries hav...

FCC plans to vote to overturn U.S. net neutrality rules in December: sources

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 11:16pm
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the Federal Communications Commission is set to unveil plans next week for a final vote to reverse a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content, two people briefed on the plans said. In May, the FCC v...

North Carolina senators oppose Trump’s EPA nominee: reports

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 10:55pm
(Reuters) – North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis said they will not support the Trump administration’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) chemical safety office, media reports said. If one more Republican votes against Michael Dourson, he li...

Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450 million in New York

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 10:52pm
By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) – Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ “Salvator Mundi” sold for a record-smashing $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie’s in New York — more than double the old mark for any work of art at auction. The painting, which once ...

WATCH: Stephen Colbert flawlessly impersonates Trump fumbling for water during trade policy speech

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 10:40pm
The mockery of President Donald Trump’s speech on his Asia tour continued on late night TV Wednesday as “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert impersonated the commander-in-chief attempting to consume water. Colbert showed video of Trump awkwardly interacting with a bottle of Fiji wa...

Internet ruthlessly mocks Roy Moore for tweeting ‘threat’ that happens to reference classic teen rom-com ‘Bring It On’

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 10:08pm
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore just can’t stop losing. On Wednesday evening, apparently responding to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s calls for him to drop out of the race, Moore told the Kentucky Republican to “bring. it. on.” Dear Mitch McConnell, Bring. It. On...

The IRS is building a safe to protect Donald Trump’s tax returns

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 9:44pm
The effort to shield President Donald Trump from having the public examine his tax returns is resulting in the Internal Revenue Service building a safe for said tax returns, Politico reports. IRS commissioner John Koskinen told Politico reporter Michael Grunwald of the plan to upgrade the security f...

Puerto Rico gets a rum tax break — Congress might make it even bigger

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 9:31pm
WASHINGTON — A shot of rum to help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands? So says the U.S. tax code, which since 1917 has included a provision that sends taxpayer money back to the islands for every bottle of rum produced there and sold on the mainland....