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‘I’m not buying it’: National security expert rips Trump team’s ‘We didn’t know any better’ defense

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 3:43pm
Former Republican congressman and retired FBI agent Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) told CNN on Saturday that he’s deeply skeptical of President Donald Trump and his administration’s defense of a June 9 meeting with Kremlin-aligned lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and a Russian-born lobbyist. Trump&...

REVEALED: Trump 2020 campaign paid $50,000 to Trump Jr’s lawyer two weeks before emails came out

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 3:12pm
New federal filings show that President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is paying Donald Trump, Jr.’s defense attorney. Just two weeks prior to the release of emails documenting Trump, Jr.’s meeting with Kremlin-linked attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, Trump’s reelection ca...

Trump learned how to shake hands from this man

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 3:00pm
Trump Learned How to Shake Hands From This Man Four decades before President Donald Trump grasped French President Emmanuel Macron for almost half a minute, he experienced what for him was a life-changing handshake. Around 1978, Trump, then still near the start of his real estate career, visited a b...

Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement still unpopular with voters

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 2:58pm
Trump’s Paris Deal Decision Still Unpopular with Voters A lot has happened in the roughly six weeks that have passed since President Donald Trump announced his intent to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. Fired FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress about his inves...

Trump vote fraud member: You should worry more about Amazon ‘contraptions’ than turning over voting info

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 2:15pm
A member of the Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity waved an Amazon device on TV while attempting to deflect criticism. While scaremongering about, “these new contraptions,” former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell waved what appeared to be an ...

‘Game of Thrones’ path to becoming TV’s first global blockbuster

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 1:58pm
‘Game of Thrones’ Path to TV’s First Global Blockbuster This article originally appeared on The Conversation. On July 16, viewers around the world will eagerly tune into the premiere of the seventh season of “Game of Thrones.” That phrase—“viewers around the world”—hasn’t applied t...

Now we know what the US State Department was hiding during the overthrow of Iran’s Mossadeq

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 1:52pm
The State Department has finally released a much-awaited volume of internal documents from 1951 to 1954, the period during which Mohammad Mossadeq was prime minister of Iran. The department is obliged to publish 30-year-old documents in its annual series entitled Foreign Relations of the United Stat...

How to avoid a ‘dadbod’ – don’t get married

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 1:29pm
How To Avoid A Dadbod: Don’t Get Married Wedding vows traditionally account for the possibility of bumps in the road ahead. For richer for poorer is an admirable sentiment. But they rarely mention a couple’s changing fortunes when it comes to body mass index (BMI). It is not unusual for newlyw...

‘I’m going somewhere wonderful’: Florida skydiver commits suicide after texting wife he wouldn’t pull ripcord

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 1:04pm
A Florida man sent his wife a horrifying video that he intended to kill himself during a jump by not pulling his ripcord, reports the Orlando Sentinel. According to the report, Capotorto Vitantonio, 27, died and was found facedown in a field near Skydive DeLand on Tuesday, after sending the message ...

House Intel Democrat trolls Trump over bizarre ‘bag of drugs’ comment with brutal tweet

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 12:46pm
The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is curious as to how Trump’s design specifications would effect the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. “If an American is hit over head with a big sack of drugs flying over the wall, would it be covered ...

‘Darkest moment in American history’: Phil Donahue warns it’s ‘too dangerous’ for GOP to impeach Trump

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 11:55am
A television legend has concluded that the Republican Party is unable to impeach President Donald Trump. “I think he’s Elvis, I don’t think they will tolerate – many of the base – will not tolerate criticism of him,” Phil Donahue told Joy Ann Reid on MSNBC Saturday. “Ho...

Idaho TV station forced to apologize after using activist DeRay McKesson’s photo for bank robbery story

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 11:34am
A CBS-affliated TV station in Idaho has issued an apology after they illustrated a local story abut a bank robbery with a photo of Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson. According to Business Insider, station KBOI posted a tweet (see below) on Friday night  that used a photo McKesson during a J...

‘Guns are fine — racism is not’: Armed redneck lefties are waging a different kind of war on Fascism

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 10:56am
A well-armed organization of anti-racists are using gun culture to organize rural white voters against the administration of President Donald Trump. “Redneck Revolt is a national network of community defense projects from a broad spread of political, religious, and cultural backgrounds. It is ...

MSNBC interview goes off the rails when Joy Reid holds Trump supporter’s feet to the fire on Russia

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 10:40am
An interview on AM Joy grew heated Saturday morning when host Joy Reid refused to let a defender of President Donald Trump duck answering questions about Donald Trump’s Jr.’s meeting with Russians before the 2016 election. Reid was unrelenting in questioning Fred Fleitz, the former chief...

‘We need to survive his presidency’: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters blasts ‘buffoon’ Trump — and the media covering him

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 9:30am
Appearing on CNN Saturday morning, former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters tore into President Donald Trump — and the media covering him — while pondering if we are going to survive a Trump presidency. Speaking with host Michael Smerconish, Waters talked about his latest tour that featur...

Colorado’s monthly pot sales are getting even higher

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 9:26am
Marijuana sales in Colorado are soaring. The state, which legalized adult pot use in 2014, achieved a milestone in May, when pot sales topped $100 million for the 12th consecutive month, according to a Thursday report by marijuana news site The Cannabist. Colorado sold over $127.7 million worth of c...

Why do sanctions against North Korea consistently fail?

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 9:23am
This article originally appeared on The Conversation. North Korea’s successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), allegedly with the capability to hit Alaska, is the latest in a series of significant advances for the country’s missile program. North Korea has been seeking to devel...

WATCH: Young Cambodian boys fearlessly catch huge snakes

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 8:57am
A video uploaded on YouTube channel Cambodia Daily Life shows two young kids, armed with shovels, marching onto the fields and catching huge snakes with their bare hands. The 11-minute video uploaded July 9 has gone viral, earning more than 13 million views in just six days. The two young boys, who ...

Russia sees growing acceptance of Assad as key to Syria talks

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 8:33am
U.N.-led Syria talks have a chance of making progress because demands for the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad have receded, Russia’s ambassador in Geneva, Alexei Borodavkin, told reporters on Saturday. The seventh round of talks, which ended on Friday, had produced positive results, esp...

‘How do you feel about being lied to?’: Watch Chris Hayes corner a GOPer over Trump Jr’s runaway Russia story

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 - 8:19am
Appearing on MSNBC Friday night, a New Jersey lawmakewr refused to give President Donald Trump a clean bill of health when it came to working with the Russians to get elected in 2016. Speaking with MSNBC host Chris Hayes, Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) was pressed by Hayes to defend Trump in light of all...