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 2018-04-19 17:31 

BuzzFeed

People Think Prince Harry Posed In A "Golden Girls" Sweatshirt On Meghan Markle's Deleted Instagram...

This SURE LOOKS LIKE a photo of Prince Harry wearing a Golden Girls sweatshirt....

 2018-04-19 17:31 

BuzzFeed

Minnesota Is The Biggest Battleground Of The Midterms — And Maybe The Lone Bright Spot For Republicans...

Two years after Donald Trump nearly won the state, a bunch of big races fueling national interest are on the ballot there....

 2018-04-19 17:30 

BuzzFeed

No One Will Face Criminal Charges In Prince's Overdose Death...

The legendary artist was taking pills he thought were Vicodin but were actually laced with Fentanyl....

 2018-04-19 17:30 

Daily Kos

Ryan picking fight with Senate Republicans over his swan song, more tax cuts...

One of the reasons Speaker Paul Ryan has made himself a lame duck leader, retired but sticking around for the rest of the session, might be that he wants to do another massive tax cut this summer. There's a hitch, however. The Senate. But Senate Major...

 2018-04-19 17:24 

Washington Post

Court: Sotomayor shoulder injury worse than first thought...

The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor's left shoulder break is worse than was first thought, though the 63-year-old justice expects to be on the bench when the court hears its last six arguments of the term next week....

 2018-04-19 17:19 

ThinkProgress

Trump-appointed judge uses his very first opinion to showcase his political hackery...

Judge James Ho has been a federal judge for only a few months. Until Wednesday, he had never handed down a judicial opinion in his life. But the Trump appointee's very first opinion, a dissent calling for a sweeping assault on campaign contribution li...

 2018-04-19 17:14 

Talking Points Memo

Why Dems Need To Big Elections In Ohio...

TPM's Alice Ollstein just spent a couple days in Ohio getting a read on the political situation and upcoming redistricting.......

 2018-04-19 17:12 

MSNBC

Will Rand Paul come around on Pompeo confirmation?...

Sen. Rand Paul, Republican from Kentucky, announced his opposition to confirming Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State last month. Lanhee Chen, Fmr. Advisor to Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney, seems optimistic that the Senator will "come around" and vote ...

 2018-04-19 17:07 

Talking Points Memo

Pentagon: No Reports Of Civilian Casualties In Syria Missile Strikes...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week's missile strikes by......

 2018-04-19 17:03 

CNN

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Kris Kobach found in contempt of court by federal judge...

A federal judge has found Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for failing to comply with court orders in a case challenging a controversial state proof-of-citizenship voting law....

 2018-04-19 17:01 

Washington Post

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern...

The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled....

 2018-04-19 17:00 

Pamela Geller

Germany: Children in mosque play Turkish soldiers and corpses draped in Turkish flags...

The photos come from one of the largest mosques in Vienna, the mosque of the Turkish Religious Association ATIB, which also runs kindergartens in Vienna....

 2018-04-19 17:00 

Daily Kos

Tennessee Republicans love their confederate statues—and they punished Memphis for removing them...

Republican lawmakers in the Tennessee House of Representatives decided to show the world just how racist and vindictive they are when they voted on Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate statues in 2017. And just how exactly is the...

 2018-04-19 16:58 

CNN

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The Missouri Republican Party is a total dumpster fire...

On Wednesday, the Republican governor of Missouri asked for a temporary restraining order against the Republican attorney general of Missouri, who is also the leading candidate to represent the GOP against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) in the fall....

 2018-04-19 16:57 

The Atlantic

A Perfect Circle's Hard Rock Against Hard Times...

Maynard James Keenan's second-most-influential band is back after 14 years to elegantly vent about iPhones and plastic surgery....

 2018-04-19 16:55 

MSNBC

At international meeting on women, Team......

When it comes to abstinence education, Team Trump is clearly the wrong messenger for the wrong message....

 2018-04-19 16:51 

CNN

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James Comey sits down with CNN: Live updates...

CNN's Jake Tapper interviews former FBI Director James Comey about his explosive new book. Follow here for the latest....

 2018-04-19 16:50 

CNN

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Lindsey Graham says he'll support Trump in 2020...

Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Twitter Thursday he plans to support President Donald Trump for his 2020 re-election bid....

 2018-04-19 16:50 

Crooks and Liars

Humiliated Again, Ted Cruz Writes Time 100 Profile Of Trump...

That feeling when " Donald Trump by Ted Cruz " is NOT the most gag-inducing item in this year's Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People outing. " Sean Hannity by Newt Gingrich " is. But back to the humiliation of Ted Cruz. Dude...

 2018-04-19 16:49 

The Daily Beast

Cynthia Nixon Savages 'The Bad Cuomo' on Colbert...

Scott Kowalchyk/CBS It has barely been a month since Cynthia Nixon officially announced her primary challenge against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but the award-winning actor has already proven adept at making news . In her highest-profile interview since ...

 2018-04-19 16:48 

CNN

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Barack Obama praises Parkland students for TIME magazine...

Former President Barack Obama has again lauded the students of Parkland, Florida, writing that they...

 2018-04-19 16:41 

The Atlantic

Scientists Genetically Engineered Flies to Ejaculate Under Red Light...

Their experiments confirm that sex is pleasurable, even for animals we think of as simple....

 2018-04-19 16:40 

ThinkProgress

After killing a black man in a Walmart parking lot, California police stonewall...

California police fired dozens of shots into a car full of people, killing the driver and injuring passengers, earlier this month in an incident blurred by official opacity and crowded with echoes of ugly, preventable police killings elsewhere. Barstow Po...

 2018-04-19 16:34 

ThinkProgress

Survivors stun senators with testimony on prevalence of sexual abuse in sports...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday afternoon on Capitol Hill, four survivors of sexual abuse in Olympic sports — Olympic medalist gymnasts Jordyn Wieber and Jamie Dantzcher, former speedskater Bridie Farrell, and former figure skater Craig Mauriz...

 2018-04-19 16:32 

Media Matters

Sean Hannity's effort to tie Robert Mueller to Whitey Bulger was bullshit...

Sean Hannity, the Fox News host and adviser to President Donald Trump who has turned his broadcast into a nightly attack on special counsel Robert Mueller, smeared the head of the Russia probe by referencing one of the darkest chapters in the FBI's hi...

 2018-04-19 16:32 

ThinkProgress

Marco Rubio flip flops on NASA nominee out of 'deference to the president'...

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) flip-flopped yet again on Wednesday, deciding to support confirmation of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) to be NASA Administrator after months of criticism of the pick. In a Senate floor speech on Thursday, Rubio claimed that this was ...

 2018-04-19 16:30 

CNN

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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower to appear before Congress next week...

The former Cambridge Analytica employee whose revelations about his former company's use of Facebook data sparked global outrage will appear before Democrats on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees next week....

 2018-04-19 16:30 

The Daily Beast

Stephen Colbert Knows One Time Nikki Haley Was Definitely 'Confused'...

CBS/Screenshot "Syria is making for bitter conflict, generational divisions, warring factions—and that's just in the White House," Stephen Colbert said during his Late Show monologue on Wednesday of President Donald Trump's "prec...

 2018-04-19 16:30 

Daily Kos

House committee passes farm bill that will make people go hungry, but protects cats and dogs...

Campaign Action The House Agriculture Committee passed out a draft of the five-year farm bill reauthorization Wednesday afternoon after several hours of contentious debate as Democrats sought to roll back harsh new rules on work requirements that could ki...

 2018-04-19 16:26 

MSNBC

Sen. Corker: 'Not a sure thing' Trump will run in 2020...

Senator Bob Corker, R-TN, discusses the push back that Mike Pomeo is facing during his nomination process for Secretary of State along with his thoughts on President Trump's 2020 presidential campaign....

 2018-04-19 16:21 

ThinkProgress

Texas official: Millennials and 'especially students' are responsible for oil and gas work shortage...

A Texas official says that millennials and "especially students" are posing a staggering threat to the state's sprawling oil and gas industry and are contributing to sluggish workforce development. Wayne Christian, a former Republican state re...

 2018-04-19 16:17 

Washington Post

Abortion wars are heating up ahead of November midterms...

"The Trump effect is the hope effect" for antiabortion activists, but Democratic victories could slow their momentum....

 2018-04-19 16:16 

Talking Points Memo

'Michael Will Never Stand Up'...

Yesterday we reported that the law firm representing Michael Cohen in both the Russia investigation and the federal probe into......

 2018-04-19 16:15 

ThinkProgress

Male GOP Senators balk at new rules requiring them to pay their own sexual harassment settlements...

Male Democratic senators are preparing to join female senators from both sides of the aisle in supporting legislation to overhaul workplace sexual harassment rules on Capitol Hill. According to Politico, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) appealed to chamber leader...

 2018-04-19 16:10 

Washington Post

FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria...

Federal authorities are offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for five years....

 2018-04-19 16:09 

Washington Post

Navy, Marine leaders: No problem with transgender troops...

The top military leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps tell senators that so far, they've seen no discipline, morale or unit readiness problems with transgender troops now serving openly....

 2018-04-19 16:01 

NY Times

Trump Administration Seeks to Expand Sales of Armed Drones...

A day after President Trump promised to slash red tape involved in weapons sales, the administration announced new policies, but experts said they would do little to speed exports....

 2018-04-19 16:00 

Pamela Geller

WATCH VIDEO: Muslims in Berlin attack two men wearing kippot, whip one with belt...

German political and religious leaders expressed shock Wednesday over an alleged anti-Semitic attack on two men wearing traditional Jewish skullcaps in central Berlin filmed by one of the victims....

 2018-04-19 16:00 

Daily Kos

When is a Democrat worse than a Republican? When her record looks just like a Republican's...

Take a look at New Mexico state Rep. Debbie Rodella's greatest hits and see if you can guess which party she belongs to: Just over a year ago, she killed proposals to implement automatic voter registration and same-day voter registration by voting to ...

 2018-04-19 16:00 

MSNBC

Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 4.19.18...

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country....

 2018-04-19 15:59 

ThinkProgress

After 4 whole months away, America's sexual harassers are ready for their comebacks...

A funny thing about children: They have no sense of time. Tell a four-year-old he can have a snack in ten minutes and he will approach you thirty seconds later, insisting he has patiently whiled away a thousand hours since he last pulled on your hair. So ...

 2018-04-19 15:54 

The Atlantic

Is It Too Late to Stop the Rise of Marijuana, Inc.?...

America is on the path to legalization, but as pot becomes a big business, lawmakers aren't yet wrestling with how to regulate it effectively....

 2018-04-19 15:49 

Washington Post

Trump admin starts plan to drill in Arctic wildlife refuge...

The Trump administration is moving toward oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A notice being published Friday in the Federal Register starts a 60-day review to sell oil and gas leases in the remote region....

 2018-04-19 15:49 

CNN

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Cruz effusively praises Trump in 'Time' magazine writeup...

Sen. Ted Cruz -- a man who once warned that the country would...

 2018-04-19 15:48 

ThinkProgress

Scott Pruitt's schedule is marked by speeches to climate denial and Koch funded groups...

In his first year as EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt scheduled ten speeches to conservative think tanks, including many Koch-funded organizations that espouse a platform of climate denial, according to a ThinkProgress review of the administrator's pub...

 2018-04-19 15:46 

Talking Points Memo

McConnell Threatens To Make Life Difficult For Red-State Democrats...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is reportedly threatening Senate Democrats with longer work weeks to keep those up for......

 2018-04-19 15:39 

Talking Points Memo

Grassley Pledges Vote On Mueller Bill: McConnell Doesn't 'Govern' Committee...

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday pledged to bring a bill to protect the special counsel up......

 2018-04-19 15:39 

ThinkProgress

The proposed AUMF would allow for a 'permanent state of warfare'...

Lawmakers are considering new guidelines on the Authorization for Military Force (AUMF), the 17-year-old law cutting all kinds of legal justification for actions taken in the name of the "war on terror" after the September 11 attacks. The bipartis...

 2018-04-19 15:32 

Crooks and Liars

Trump May Abandon Human Rights To Get A Political Win In N Korea...

Is Donald Trump going to ignore North Korea's human rights violations in order to, ahem, 'denuclearize9; the rogue nation? There's a very specific reason why the US has NOT negotiated at the Presidential level with North Korea, and it's...

 2018-04-19 15:32 

The Atlantic

When Even Legal Residents Face Deportation...

The U.K.'s "Windrush" scandal shows the wide reach of the country's immigration crackdown....

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