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Report: Climate Change Could Shrink the Economy and Kill Thousands

November 24th 2018

The federal report says climate change could shrink the economy and kill thousands. These findings run counter to Trump’s message that climate change is a hoax. A new US government report delivers a dire warning about climate change and its devastating impacts, saying the economy could lose hundreds of billions of dollars — or,...
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John Oliver Warns: Authoritarianism Could Happen In America [VIDEO]

November 19th 2018

John Oliver discusses the growing number of authoritarian leaders around the world, their common characteristics, and whether or not one of them is currently our president.
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CNN, NBC, Fox News & Facebook Reject Trump Racist Campaign Ad

November 5th 2018

An ad created by President Trump’s campaign committee tying together Democrats, a notorious murderer and a caravan of asylum-seeking migrants in Mexico embroiled NBC in controversy overnight, prompting the network to backpedal and pull it from the air. Critics had denounced the ad as false and inflammatory, and CNN had refused to broadcast a...
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Dr. Blasey Ford Offers Powerful Testimony on Kavanaugh Attempted Rape

September 28th 2018

Eleven days after stepping forward to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, after receiving death threats and being forced to relocate from her home, having her email hacked and her life laid bare for the public to interrogate and scrutinize, Dr Christine Blasey Ford walked in to Dirksen Senate Office Building 226 prepared to...
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John Oliver Last Week Tonight: FACEBOOK IS A TOILET

September 24th 2018

Facebook’s global expansion has been linked to political turmoil overseas, so maybe their ads should focus less on how they “connect the world” and more on why connecting people isn’t always the best idea. #DeleteFacebook.
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Texas Mosque Arsonist Found Guilty of Hate Crime, 5 Other Crimes

July 16th 2018

Perez was charged with using fire to commit a federal crime, destroying a religious place of worship, which is a hate crime, and possession of a destructive device. Perez, found guilty of three federal crimes, faces up to 40 years in prison. Prosecutors used DNA, forensic ballistics and the defendant’s own Facebook comments to...
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Europe Tells White Nationalist Richard Spencer to “GO HOME”

July 8th 2018

American white supremacist Richard Spencer has been told to return home from Europe just days before he planned to speak at an Altright.com conference in Sweden.  Spencer had arrived in Poland to enter Europe’s free travel zone—the Schengen Area. En route to Sweden to be a “secret guest” for the alt-right conference, Spencer was...
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4th Wrestler Says Rep. Jim Jordan Knew About Sexual Abuse As Coach

July 6th 2018

A fourth former wrestler has come forward to contradict U.S. Representative Jim Jordan’s claims that he had no knowledge of athletes being sexually abused by a team doctor while Jordan was an assistant coach at Ohio State in the mid-1990s. Shawn Dailey told NBC News he was groped several times by Richard Strauss —...
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Trump Has Young Children Locked Up in “Tender Age Shelters” in S. Texas

June 20th 2018

Trump admin officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas with another one planned in Houston. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children. Due to...
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says Separating Families is Biblical

June 15th 2018

Asked about Jeff Sessions’ claim that separating children from parents is rooted in the Bible, Sanders says “it it is very biblical to enforce the law.” She then calls @Acosta dumb, saying, “I know it’s hard for you to understand even short sentences.” 2:27 PM – Jun 14, 2018 307 343 people are talking...
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Yes, Trump and Sessions Are Putting Immigrant Kids in Tents in West Texas

June 14th 2018

The U.S. government will open a temporary shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children in far west Texas. There is no more room in the existing facilities for children.  This is the direct result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on migrants and the resulting separation of families. A spokesman for Health and Human Services...
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Sessions to Domestic Abuse Asylum Seekers: Too Bad, So Sad, Go Home [VIDEO]

June 12th 2018

Judges cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in a ruling that could affect large numbers of Central Americans who have increasingly turned to the United States for protection, overruling a Board of Immigration Appeals decision in 2016.  Sessions took aim at one of...
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Florida Stopped Doing Gun Permit Checks For 13 Months [VIDEO]

June 9th 2018

For more than a year, Florida failed to do national background checks that could have disqualified people from gaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The lapse was revealed in an internal report on Friday and it happened during a time period when there was a large surge in the number of people...
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ABC cancels Roseanne Following Star’s Racist Tweet [VIDEO]

May 29th 2018

Actress Roseanne Barr apologized Tuesday for a tweet comparing Valerie Jarrett, a black former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, to an ape. “I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” Barr wrote on Twitter. “I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have...
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Local Newspaper Puts Brakes on Farenthold’s Revolving Door

May 21st 2018

The Victoria Advocate (Victoria, Texas) filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the Calhoun Port Authority broke the Texas open meetings law in hiring former Congressman Blake Farenthold as a lobbyist, err “legislative liaison”. The suit comes almost two weeks after a public meeting in which port authority’s executive director and board members discussed Farenthold’s...
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Dimitrios Pagourtzis Identified as Santa Fe High School Shooter

May 18th 2018

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the suspected gunman who opened fire at a Texas high school on Friday morning, apparently posted photos of neo-Nazi iconography online, before allegedly killing at least 8 people.  The suspect is a 17-year-old male student at Santa Fe High School and has been taken into custody. Explosive devices were left inside the...
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Trump: Immigrant Gang Members are Animals, Not People.

May 17th 2018

Trump was joined at the White House meeting by mayors, sheriffs and other local leaders from Republican California who oppose the state’s immigration policies and who applauded his administration’s hard-line efforts.  While engaged in his usual ugly rant against California for its immigration policies, Trump referred to some people who cross the border illegally...
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Trump Family Separations Will Put Immigrant Children on Military Bases

May 15th 2018

The Trump administration is moving forward with plans to split up families who cross the border illegally.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will make site visits to four military installations in Texas and Arkansas during the next two weeks to evaluate their suitability for minors under age 18 who arrive at the...
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Trump Blames Kristjen Nielsen for Not Stopping Immigrants at Border

May 11th 2018

President Donald Trump unloaded on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a heated cabinet meeting this week, railing against her for failing to stop illegal border crossings because it’s ALL HER FAULT that apprehensions at the border have tripled.  Also, it’s her fault the courts keep slapping Trump down.  Nielsen tried to explain the...
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Sessions: Undocumented Families to be Separated, Parents Jailed

May 8th 2018

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that The U.S. Department of Homeland Security would refer all arrests for illegal entry to federal prosecutors. A conviction for illegal entry carries a maximum penalty of six months in custody for first-time border-crossers. Nearly one of every four Border Patrol arrests on the Mexican border from October...
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Melania Trump: The Plagiarism 1st Lady

May 8th 2018

  A booklet published by Melania Trump’s new campaign for children’s online safety bears an uncanny resemblance to a document released under Barack Obama’s administration. In fact, other than the introduction, “Talking with Kids about Being Online” touted as a booklet by First Lady Melania Trump and the Federal Trade Commission is exactly the...
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Ads Pulled From Laura Ingraham show for Mocking Parkland Survivor

March 30th 2018

Student David Hogg tweeted list urging 12 advertisers to pull out of Ingraham’s show. At least 12 companies said they were dropping advertisements from Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show after the conservative pundit mocked a teenage survivor of the Florida school massacre on Twitter and he responded with a call for a boycott. Parkland...
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Three Injured In Maryland Shooting At High School

March 20th 2018

Three people were critically injured in a shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning. A student reportedly “pulled a gun out and shot” a female student and a male student, according to NBC4. St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron also said the shooter exchanged gunfire with the school resource officer....
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Trump Calls for Arming Teachers & Giving Them a ‘Bit of a Bonus’

February 23rd 2018

President Donald Trump spent Thursday grappling with how to prevent more school massacres and address the gun debate gripping the country, offering solutions such as giving bonuses to teachers who undergo gun training. “These people are cowards. They’re not going to walk into a school if 20% of the teachers have guns it may...
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Florida Shooting Survivors Confront Lawmakers in Tallahassee [LIVE]

February 21st 2018

Watch the LIVE PROTEST Click Here Scores of students from Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School rallied alongside hundreds of students from other schools Wednesday at the state Capitol in Tallahassee, chanting “Never again” and “Shame on you!” The crowd waved signs such as “Keep our schools safe” and “I will not stand idly...
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The Sh*twinds are Blowing, Senators Calling for Trump to Resign Over Sh*tstorm

January 13th 2018

Prominent figures in the U.S. and abroad have condemned Trumps remarks calling countries like Haiti and El Salvador “shitholes.” Haitian and U.S. activists as well as U.S. lawmakers, including Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, joined many in the U.S. and abroad in slamming President Donald Trump’s latest immigration comments calling it “morally inadequate,” and “racist”....
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Watch Oprah’s Powerful Speech at the Golden Globe Awards [VIDEO]

January 8th 2018

Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille awards at Sundays’ Golden Globes ceremony and her speech was powerful. Her speech, which received a long standing ovation, was masterful. She honored key civil rights figure Recy Taylor, who died just last week. She acknowledged the symbolic power of becoming the first black woman to win...
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Time Names ‘Silence Breakers’ 2017 Person Of The Year

December 6th 2017

Time magazine honored the women who started the national reckoning about sexual harassment in the workplace and elsewhere, naming the ‘Silence Breakers’ the 2017 person of the year on Wednesday. On the cover, Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, and Ashley Judd appear. Editor in Chief Edward Felsenthal revealed the decision on the...
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FB Founder Sean Parker: ‘God Only Knows What It’s Doing To Our Children’s Brains’

November 9th 2017

Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, said the social-media platform functions by “exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology.” At an event in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, the erstwhile 38-year-old Napster inventor told Axios, “It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.” Parker said...
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For A Deal On DREAMers, White House Demands Border Wall Funding

October 9th 2017

In exchange for letting young undocumented immigrants, dubbed DREAMers, stay in the United States legally, the Trump administration will ask Congress to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and limit federal grants to “sanctuary cities,” The Washington Post reports, citing a document the administration distributed to Congress. White House aides told reporters Sunday...
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