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 2019-05-27 04:13 

Washington Post

Black Dems in vastly white Iowa poised to play 2020 role...

In Iowa, one of the whitest states in the nation, black Democrats are more energized than they've been since Barack Obama's 2008 campaign and poised to make a mark on 2020...

 2019-05-27 04:07 

Washington Post

AP Analysis: Pro-Bolsonaro demos in Brazil show gov't risks...

AP Analysis: Pro-Bolsonaro demonstrations in Brazil show that the former army captain still has pull, but also underscore his struggle to govern since taking office Jan. 1...

 2019-05-27 03:30 

Crooks and Liars

A Song Of (Vanilla) Ice And Fire...

Open thread below......

 2019-05-27 03:01 

Crooks and Liars

Late Night Music Club: Ain't No Sunshine...

For several years I worked a couple of blocks up the street from Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago. Sub-par pool tables. Absolutely killer music. What are you listening to this evening? Dale is on vacation....

 2019-05-27 01:46 

Washington Post

Impeach Trump? Most 2020 Democrats tiptoe past the question...

Democratic leaders in Congress argue that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears, and most of the candidates in the 2020 White House race seem to agree, for now....

 2019-05-27 01:28 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Trump meets Japanese emperor as he begins business portion of state visit...

After a day of casual diplomatic male bonding, President Donald Trump entered the more stately portion of his visit to Japan on Monday, honoring the country's newly enthroned emperor and sitting for trade- and security-focused talks with Prime Ministe...

 2019-05-27 01:15 

Daily Kos

Sacrifice...

During the Great Depression, my parents learned about sacrifice. My paternal grandparents had a farm in Minnesota, where my grandmother would often sacrifice some of the family dinner to a wayward traveler or two. She would stretch out a meal with fillers...

 2019-05-27 01:12 

NY Times

Nigel Farage's Populist Brexit Party Wins Big in European Parliament Elections...

The party's strong performance humiliated Britain's governing Conservatives, whose leader, Prime Minister Theresa May, on Friday announced her resignation....

 2019-05-27 01:12 

NY Times

Nigel Farage's Populist Brexit Party Wins Big in European Parliament Elections...

The party's strong performance humiliated Britain's governing Conservatives, whose leader, Prime Minister Theresa May, on Friday announced her resignation....

 2019-05-27 00:54 

Splinter

Indiana Synagogue Vandal Says He Was Radicalized By Ben Shapiro, Far-Right Media...

The man who vandalized a synagogue in Indiana with swastika graffiti last year told federal agents that he was radicalized by far-right media like Breitbart and by meeting with the white supremacist group Identity Evropa, according to BuzzFeed....

 2019-05-27 00:53 

MSNBC

Big in Japan: Trump Trashes Biden, Speaks Warmly of Kim During Visit...

President Trump's tweet in which he expressed 'confidence' in Kim Jong Un is just the latest display of what his critics would call a troubling fondness for foreign dictators....

 2019-05-27 00:53 

MSNBC

Rep. Houlahan: 'I'm appalled' by Trump's consideration of pardons for war criminals...

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), an Air Force veteran and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, tells Kasie Hunt that her father, who is also a military veteran, taught her 'just how important it was to never violate international law,' and...

 2019-05-27 00:53 

MSNBC

Pelosi vs. the President: Feud between leaders simmers...

This week the nation watched as the President of the United States and the Speaker of the House traded insults and questioned each other's mental fitness....

 2019-05-27 00:53 

MSNBC

Tom Steyer pressures Congress to impeach as more Democrats call for hearings...

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer praised Republican Justin Amash's call for impeachment, and said of President Trump, 'He wants to be a king. He will not submit to oversight.'...

 2019-05-27 00:53 

MSNBC

Rep. Seth Moulton slams President: 'I have never seen a weaker commander in chief in American history'...

In the wake of President Trump's tweet trashing Joe Biden and appearing to side with dictator Kim Jong Un, congressman, presidential candidate, and Iraq war veteran Seth Moulton tells Kasie Hunt the President is not a patriot....

 2019-05-27 00:49 

The Daily Beast

The Secret World of Online Dating Consultants...

For the cost of an Uber, these gig economy workers try to improve 'shitty profiles' on dating apps....

 2019-05-27 00:44 

The Daily Beast

The Rise of Calamari, Fueled by Rhode Island's Dirty Politics...

The story of how squid became calamari and how calamari became the state's official appetizer is more Coppola than Capra....

 2019-05-27 00:44 

The Daily Beast

How to Survive a Summer House Share...

As we count down to summer, here are seven tips for surviving and thriving in a summer share house, whether you're a beachside veteran, an apprehensive newbie or an all-star guest....

 2019-05-27 00:42 

The Daily Beast

'Deadwood' Star Ian McShane on the Lost Art of Calling Someone a 'Cocksucker'...

The Golden Globe-winning actor opens up about the return of Al Swearengen in HBO's 'Deadwood: The Movie' and why the series is a "metaphor for America."...

 2019-05-27 00:41 

The Daily Beast

The Boston Red Sox Catcher Who Spied on Hitler...

The new documentary 'The Spy Behind Home Plate' chronicles the unbelievable life of Moe Berg, an MLB catcher who spied on Hitler and the Nazis during World War II....

 2019-05-27 00:41 

The Daily Beast

'All I Saw Was Death': The Truth About Trump's Drone War...

Some pundits dreamt in 2016 that Donald Trump was some kind of dove. Here's the reality they woke up to....

 2019-05-27 00:40 

The Daily Beast

How Charleston Became a Magnet for Architecture Lovers...

Somehow this small, poor, provincial southern city became a must-see for tourists all over the world....

 2019-05-27 00:39 

The Daily Beast

OMG, I Want This House: Gaia, Greece...

The Daily Beast presents a look at one of the most insane houses in the world....

 2019-05-27 00:39 

The Daily Beast

A Toilet That Vaporizes Your Poo...

The Gates Foundation is working on new types of sanitation systems for parts of the world that can't afford modern upgrades—including a toilet that zaps waste right at home....

 2019-05-27 00:38 

The Daily Beast

Tear It Apart, and Pile The Bodies High: Theater Designers Reveal How To Shock On Stage...

Julian Crouch pulls a Sam Shepard play apart, Laura Jellinek creates a plywood arena for 'Oklahoma!', and Santo Loquasto shows a massacre in 'Gary'—visual feasts of shock and awe....

 2019-05-27 00:38 

The Daily Beast

Kevin Costner Like You've Never Seen Him Before...

Ahead of season two of Kevin Costner's drama 'Yellowstone,9; photographer Sarah Coulter brings an old processing technique to new light....

 2019-05-27 00:36 

The Daily Beast

When a Plague Outbreak Threatened to Overrun San Francisco...

In the decades prior to 1900, bubonic plague killed more than 10 million people worldwide. Then an infected Chinese immigrant turned up in San Francisco....

 2019-05-27 00:36 

The Daily Beast

What's So Useful About Studying Ancient History?...

Americans are notoriously ignorant of history, even their own, and while there's nothing new about this indifference, the consequences are profound....

 2019-05-27 00:35 

The Daily Beast

How the Asian-American Band the Slants Fought for Their Name...

The members of the band coined their name as a way of owning and diffusing a racial slur. Then they had to take on the US government....

 2019-05-27 00:25 

Splinter

Report: Aliens Are Extremely Real...

Today, the New York Times has yet another story about unidentified flying objects observed by Navy pilots. These hypersonic flying things are apparently so common that the Navy has had to create a new protocol for reporting them....

 2019-05-26 23:46 

Washington Post

Trump falls short on infrastructure after promising to build roads, bridges and consensus...

A political stalemate with Congress shows few signs of clearing up soon....

 2019-05-26 23:30 

Daily Kos

House Democrats' 2018 victories came about in some ways that might surprise you...

One of the most common intramural arguments that Democrats seem to have is which voters to reach out to in order to try to win close elections: Do you try to turn out "base voters"—usually meant to mean young people and/or people of color&md...

 2019-05-26 23:25 

Splinter

This Is What Our President Likes to Do...

After a day of praising dictators and calling potential opponents "low IQ", our large adult president concluded his evening by getting into a sumo wrestling ring and awarding an imposing man wearing very little clothing an extremely large trophy. ...

 2019-05-26 22:58 

Slate Magazine

Hope Hicks Is Facing an Existential Question...

Or a congressional subpoena, same difference....

 2019-05-26 22:46 

MSNBC

Christine Pelosi on doctored video: it's a 'vicious, sleazy, trashy lie'...

Christine Pelosi, DNC Vice Chair and daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, reacts to a doctored video that inaccurately depicts her mother as drunk and slurring her speech, calling it "trash" and "vicious." She said the video was intende...

 2019-05-26 22:35 

MSNBC

Black community feels unappreciated by candidates, report says...

The 2019 Black Census Report, billed as the largest survey of African Americans since Reconstruction, depicts a black voting base not feeling engaged by political leadership....

 2019-05-26 22:32 

MSNBC

Trump Admin. delays Tubman $20 bill until 2028...

The Trump Administration rolled back on an Obama Administration initiative to put abolitionist Harriet Tubman's face on the $20 Bill....

 2019-05-26 22:29 

MSNBC

Record number of black women graduate from West Point...

The United States Military Academy, at West Point New York, graduated its largest number of African-American women on Friday....

 2019-05-26 22:27 

The Daily Beast

Bannon's Babies Among Outsiders Picking Up Seats in European Parliamentary Elections...

As the last polling stations closed across the 28-member Eurozone Sunday, populists, greens and liberals all celebrated. The only clear trend was against the status quo....

 2019-05-26 22:01 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Key 2020 storylines to watch this week, ranked...

With 253 days until the Iowa caucuses and a record number of Democratic candidates, the 2020 election is already in full swing. Every Sunday, I will compile the 5 BIGstorylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And th...

 2019-05-26 21:45 

Daily Kos

America's frog is almost cooked...

No doubt you've heard the old myth—or metaphor, if you prefer—that if you place a live frog in a pot of warm water and slowly raise the temperature, bit by bit, the frog won't notice the change and consequently won't jump out of th...

 2019-05-26 21:34 

Washington Post

After this weekend, the real primary begins...

In this holiday weekend edition: What to read, what the candidates are up to, and how the left-wing primaries are shaping up....

 2019-05-26 21:19 

ThinkProgress

Jews in Germany advised not to wear kippahs everywhere in public...

"I cannot advise Jews to wear the Kippah everywhere all the time in Germany." That's what Felix Klein, Germany's commissioner on anti-Semitism, said in an interview with the Funke regional press group published on Saturday. He blamed "...

 2019-05-26 21:14 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Klobuchar says John McCain 'kept reciting' dictator names during Trump's inauguration...

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar on Saturday told a crowd of voters in Iowa that late Arizona Sen. John McCain...

 2019-05-26 21:02 

Slate Magazine

Buttigieg: "No Question" Trump Falsified Disability Status to Avoid Serving in Vietnam War...

Pete Buttigieg slammed the president's reported plans to pardon servicemembers who have been accused or convicted of war crimes....

 2019-05-26 21:02 

Splinter

Teva Pharmaceuticals Reaches $85 Million Settlement with Oklahoma in Opioid Lawsuit...

Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay the state of Oklahoma $85 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the state's attorney general over the company's involvement in fueling the opioid epidemic....

 2019-05-26 20:59 

NY Times

Cory Booker Says Beating Trump Should Be 'the Floor, Not the Ceiling'...

Stuck in the polls and contending with a loaded Democratic field, Mr. Booker emphasized a deeper primary conversation during a four-day swing through Iowa....

 2019-05-26 20:50 

Talking Points Memo

Top GOPer Liz Cheney Claims Strzok-Page Texts 'Could Well Be Treason'...

Echoing President Donald Trump, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) claimed on Sunday that the texts between former FBI officials Peter Strzok......

 2019-05-26 20:41 

NY Times

Sarah Sanders Says Trump and Kim 'Agree in Their Assessment' of Biden...

The White House press secretary also defended the president's approach to North Korea and the review of the Russia investigation's roots....

 2019-05-26 20:39 

NY Times

Nationalism Rumbles Ahead in India...

A commanding victory has given power to the country's Hindu nationalists....

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