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US official says there's a 'fair chance' airstrike killed civilians in Mosul
Posted on March 28, 2017 at 8:49 pm

The top US commander in Iraq said "there's a fair chance" that a US airstrike in west Mosul killed civilians on March 17. […]

Nunes: House intel committee invites Comey to testify
Posted on March 28, 2017 at 8:37 pm

House Intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Tuesday he has invited FBI Director James Comey to testify again before House investigators. […]

There's a Russian storm over Trump's struggling presidency
Posted on March 28, 2017 at 8:34 pm

The darkening storm over Russia is now looming over President Donald Trump's innermost circle. […]

White House looks at stepping up military role in Yemen
Posted on March 28, 2017 at 8:26 pm

The Trump Administration is expected to decide as soon as this week on a plan to increase US military involvement in Yemen's civil war. […]

Democrats Are Back On Offense And Waiting For GOP To Beg For Their Help
Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 8:26 pm

WASHINGTON ― With Republicans in retreat from their aborted effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are now in hot pursuit, demanding that the administration cease any effort to “explode” the health care law.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), meanwhile, is proposing her own repairs to the ACA and calling on her colleagues to put forward their ideas.“We can then discuss these suggestions in our Caucus and be prepared at the earliest possible time to go forward,” she wrote in a Tuesday letter to her caucus. “It would be my hope to […]

All Lives Matter Didn't Show Up For A Meeting About Missing Black And Brown Teens
Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 8:24 pm

WASHINGTON ― There was barely any standing room left at a recent town hall meeting on the unacceptable number of missing black and Latinx teenagers in the nation’s capital.The March 22 gathering was tense. Local D.C. police attempted to answer questions from the predominantly black residents of Ward 8. Residents shared a range of stories about family members who had run away, who had been abducted and returned home safely, and who had never come home at all. The police chief was there.But photos of the event, circulated later on social media, revealed a disturbing […]

Would Legalizing Medical Marijuana Help Curb The Opioid Epidemic?
Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 8:13 pm

(Reuters Health) - In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer opioid users, a new study shows.Hospitalization rates for opioid painkiller dependence and abuse dropped on average 23 percent in states after marijuana was permitted for medicinal purposes, the analysis found. Hospitalization rates for opioid overdoses dropped 13 percent on average.At the same time, fears that legalization of medical marijuana would lead to an uptick in cannabis-related hospitalizations proved […]

Did John Podesta Violate Federal Financial Disclosure Laws, Or Nah?
Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Monday morning, in what was billed as an “exclusive,” The Daily Caller pointed a jaded finger of accusation at former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, intimating that he may have violated federal law on a government financial disclosure form by not properly revealing “the receipt of 75,000 shares of stock from a Kremlin-financed company when he joined the Obama White House in 2014.” Sounds pretty bad. And if you happened to read McClatchy newspapers’ report on this matter back in October 2016, you probably already know the bad part […]

No first pitch for Trump at Nationals' Opening Day
Posted on March 28, 2017 at 8:04 pm

A scheduling conflict has led President Donald Trump to balk at throwing the Opening Day first pitch for the Washington Nationals, the White House said Tuesday. […]

Layoffs Set To Begin At Indiana Factory Despite Trump Tweet, Promises
Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 7:51 pm

Rexnord Corp. has posted layoff notices inside its Indianapolis ball bearings factory where the company is stopping production so it can be done more cheaply in Mexico. Rexnord has planned to lay off its 300 workers at the plant since last year, but President Donald Trump, who has said repeatedly he would stop American firms from shifting production abroad, criticized Rexnord’s plans in a tweet that raised expectations he might intervene. “Evidently, Rexnord must not have read that,” said Chuck Jones, president of the United Steelworkers Local 1999, which […]

PSA Autocorrects A Text Exchange To Make A Point About Rape Culture
Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 7:49 pm

A new PSA is showing how language can subtly reinforce rape culture. The 30-second video is simple but powerful, focusing on a text message conversation between two guy friends. As the conversation goes on, it becomes increasingly clear that a non-consensual sexual interaction between one of the men and a woman may have occurred the night prior. The PSA takes the casual language used between two bros and makes its subtext the actual text. When one guy asks his friend if he remembers that “drunk chick” he was “talking to” at a recent party, the chat […]

#TrumpAFamousQuote Finally Puts All Those Great Words Trump Knows To Use
Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 7:44 pm

Our president isn’t what some would call ― hmm, what’s the word ... charismatic? Mature? Kind? Levelheaded? Sensible? Empathetic? You need only quote his Twitter feed for the answer.In the same vein, we thought it might be fun to see how using his signature mannerisms would change some beloved famous quotes.Twitter had a lot of fun with #TrumpAFamousQuote. Here are some of the best.Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Tracy Morgan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Moore, Padma Lakshmi and a whole host of other stars are teaming up for Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU. […]

What Trump's climate change order accomplishes -- and what it doesn't
Posted on March 28, 2017 at 7:22 pm

The executive order President Donald Trump signed Tuesday afternoon at the Environmental Protection Agency is an unambiguous move by the President to halt the United States' government's attempts to curb carbon dioxide emissions with the goal of encouraging American business. […]

Trump dramatically changes US approach to climate change
Posted on March 28, 2017 at 7:19 pm

President Donald Trump will sign a sweeping executive order Tuesday at the Environmental Protection Agency, which looks to curb the federal government's enforcement of climate regulations by putting American jobs above addressing climate change. […]

GOP Congressman Turns Science Committee Into Platform For His Own Anti-Science Views
Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 7:12 pm

WASHINGTON — Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) — one of Congress’ most outspoken climate change deniers — is using the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology to push his own agenda. In addition to harassing federal climate scientists and issuing subpoenas to seemingly everyone looking into oil giant Exxon Mobil’s suppression of climate change research, the committee chairman is loading hearings with witnesses who largely agree with his personal views. It’s normal for the majority party to pick the bulk of a hearing’s […]

Exploring Trump’s Approval Poll Dip
Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 7:08 pm

President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has declined over a 10-day period in which Congress debated a Republican proposal to repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act and then abruptly pulled the bill from the House floor.SurveyMonkey’s previous full-week national tracking poll, released this past Friday, found 42 percent of Americans approve of the the job Trump is doing as president, a decline of four percentage points from the previous week.Tracking between Friday, March 24 and Monday, March 27 shows Trump’s approval rating holding steady at the new low of […]

Sexy Women Ask For Healthcare That Keeps Them Sexy ... And Alive
Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 7:03 pm

Do you like sexy women? Sure, we all do. Well, you know what the sexiest thing of all is? Receiving the necessary healthcare coverage necessary for being a living woman!In this Funny or Die video, Blac Chyna, Rebecca Romijn and Nina Dobrev have a favor to ask. They want to stay sexy, but to do so, they first need women’s healthcare to stay alive.Sexy Women Beg For Healthcare from Funny Or DieTina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Tracy Morgan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Moore, Padma Lakshmi and a whole host of other stars are teaming up for Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU. Donate […]

McConnell: Full Senate vote on Gorsuch on April 7
Posted on March 28, 2017 at 6:58 pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday the Senate will vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch next Friday, April 7, before lawmakers leave Washington for a two-week recess in Congress. […]

Exasperated Spicer tosses out salad dressing analogy to defend WH
Posted on March 28, 2017 at 6:44 pm

An exasperated Sean Spicer on Tuesday colorfully downplayed questions about ties between President Donald Trump's associates and Russia, portraying a frenzied attempt to find connections where they don't exist. […]

Ivanka Trump Promotes 'Hidden Figures' As Her Dad Tries To Slash NASA Education Funding
Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 6:42 pm

WASHINGTON ― Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held an event at the National Air and Space Museum Tuesday, promoting the administration’s support for young women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They even appeared with astronaut Kay Hire and showed the movie “Hidden Figures,” a story about the achievements of African-American women at NASA. Trump paid homage to the women featured in the movie for “paving the way for greater representation of women and African-Americans in these […]