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 2018-09-21 21:18 

The Daily Beast

The Right Way to Cook in the Great Outdoors...

Courtesy Luisa Brimble Forget baking souffls or rolling out homemade pasta , when it comes to cooking I'm most terrified by the prospect of having to make a gourmet meal while camping. I've learned the hard way to stick to old standbys, like hot d...

 2018-09-21 21:18 

The Daily Beast

The State Department Needs to Reassure Transgender Americans About Their Passports...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast For most Americans, a passport is something you dust off for an international flight. For me, and so many transgender people in this country, it is a lifeline. But ever since November 2016, we have been living with th...

 2018-09-21 21:18 

The Daily Beast

A Weed Library Grows in Brooklyn...

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast On a humid Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn, Anne Percoco and Ellie Irons guide a tour group through plant species on display around them. Percoco and Irons' tour begins in a dead end abutting the Gowan...

 2018-09-21 21:17 

The Daily Beast

John Hancock Insurance Nudges Customers to Wear FitBits...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast John Hancock, one of America's largest life insurance companies, announced Wednesday that it is encouraging customers to wear fitness trackers like FitBit. Customers who share their fitness data can qualify for be...

 2018-09-21 21:16 

The Daily Beast

Suddenly, Vulnerable House Republicans No Longer Bash Obamacare on Their Websites...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast If you visited Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' (R-WA) campaign website in 2014 , you would have had no doubt what she wanted to do with Obamacare. She wanted to kill it. Four years later, Rodgers' hatred for Pres...

 2018-09-21 21:16 

The Daily Beast

The Real-Life NCIS Scientists Who Identify Dead Soldiers...

Getty DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Maryland—The last thing Charles McDaniel remembers of his father is a fleeting, joyful moment: running out of the house to greet his soldier dad coming home from work and he "picking me up and doing what dads do, boun...

 2018-09-21 21:16 

The Daily Beast

There's Still a 30 Percent Chance the GOP Holds the House. And What if It Does?...

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast Nov. 7, 2018—Democrats' dreams of divided government were dashed last night when Republicans narrowly held on to the majority of the House, and even managed to pick up a seat in the U.S. Senate....

 2018-09-21 21:15 

The Daily Beast

Team Trump Fears He'll Cut a Deal With Iran...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast When John Bolton arrived at the White House, President Donald Trump welcomed him with a playful but direct message: "I'm not going to let you start a war with Iran." That was related by one former diplomat...

 2018-09-21 21:05 

The Daily Beast

SVU's Detective Olivia Benson 'Is the Mother of #MeToo'...

NBC Never have the opening lines of a TV show been met with such fervent enthusiasm as the introduction for Law & Order: SVU . Die-hard fans (myself included) can easily recite it by heart: "In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are ...

 2018-09-21 20:38 

Slate Magazine

A New California Bill Would Require Better Passwords for Internet of Things Devices...

In 2016, the internet broke a little. Major sites like Twitter, Netflix and Reddit went down after being hit with the Mirai botnet—malware that took advantage of routers and security cameras with poor security to cause distributed denial of service ...

 2018-09-21 20:31 

Slate Magazine

Building a Hollywood Where Everyone Can Succeed...

What's it like to be the woman at the helm of one of the most beloved contemporary TV comedies? Aline Brosh McKenna, the co-creator, showrunner, and head writer of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend , talked with me about day-to-day life making a hit TV show for my ...

 2018-09-21 20:31 

MSNBC

Facebook drops on-site support for political campaigns...

Ahead of the midterms, Facebook announces it will no longer offer on-site support staff to political campaigns. NBC News Technology Reporter David Ingram explains why the social media giant's "coziness" with political campaigns was of major co...

 2018-09-21 20:28 

Crooks and Liars

New York Times Tries To Get Rosenstein Fired...

What are you thinking, New York Times? How is this news? And I mean that in more ways than one. First of all, how is this news if it is entirely based on anonymous second hand sources? I'm no doctor, but are sources so thin that we are relying on peop...

 2018-09-21 20:27 

Slate Magazine

Australia: Social Media's Lab Rat...

On the other side of the world, there is a remote and mysterious land where countries and companies alike go to perform dangerous underground experiments. Between 1952 and 1958, the U.K. conducted multiple nuclear weapons trials there, using highly radioa...

 2018-09-21 20:25 

Talking Points Memo

Judicary Dems Push Grassley To Bring In More Witnesses For Blasey Ford Hearing...

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Friday afternoon criticizing the way......

 2018-09-21 20:24 

Slate Magazine

Is Ed Whelan's Conspiracy the Best the GOP Has?...

On Thursday, conservative legal analyst Ed Whelan unleashed a disastrous Twitter thread seemingly designed to exonerate Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of charges that he committed sexual assault as a teenager. Whelan, president of the Ethics and Pu...

 2018-09-21 20:24 

Talking Points Memo

National GOP Cancels TV Buy For Vulnerable Rep. Rothfus, Begins Triaging...

The National Republican Congressional Committee has canceled its remaining TV ad reservations for vulnerable Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-PA), TPM has......

 2018-09-21 20:21 

Media Matters

CRTV's Steven Crowder: Christine Blasey Ford is a "lying whore"...

Previously : Christine Blasey Ford was right to fear the right-wing smear machine Here are the conservative media outlets and figures pushing the outlandish theory that Christine Blasey Ford misidentified her attacker Right-wing media go all-out to denigr...

 2018-09-21 20:20 

Vox

Life Itself is a disaster of a movie, caught in a web of its own privilege...

It only underlines the blind spots of its writer-director, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman....

 2018-09-21 20:18 

Washington Post

As he weighs 2020, Biden airs regrets of '91 Thomas hearings...

As he weighs 2020, Biden airs regrets of '91 Thomas hearings...

 2018-09-21 20:17 

MSNBC

'Mr. Trump's Wild Ride': Lessons from the Trump Campaign trail...

CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett, who covered Donald Trump's 2016 campaign with Katy, previews his new book, "Mr. Trump's Wild Ride."...

 2018-09-21 20:16 

MSNBC

Are Kavanaugh's defenders helping his situation?...

A number of Republican politicians have come out with insensitive comments about the credibility of Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. Katy is joined by conservative columnist John Podhoretz and Princeton University Professor Eddie Glau...

 2018-09-21 20:16 

CBS News

Rod Rosenstein denies report saying he discussed invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump...

The deputy attorney general has been sharply criticized by Trump for appointing Special Counsel Robert Mueller...

 2018-09-21 20:14 

MSNBC

The Big Question: Does the Senate GOP want to get to the bottom of what happened between Kavanaugh and Ford?...

This morning, counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway urged Kavanaugh to defend himself and testify, and later President Trump attacked Christine Blasey Ford on Twitter for not coming forward with her allegations decades ago....

 2018-09-21 20:05 

CBS News

PayPal bans Alex Jones, InfoWars website from processing payments...

Online payment service is the latest tech company to prohibit conspiracy theorist barred by Twitter just weeks ago...

 2018-09-21 20:04 

NBC

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Rosenstein joked about secretly recording Trump, say sources...

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was being sarcastic when he suggested that he wear a wire to secretly record President Donald Trump, sources tell NBC....

 2018-09-21 20:00 

Daily Kos

Republicans are freaked Kavanaugh is tanking: Here's all the signs...

After a couple days of showing uncharacteristic restraint about the sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump did on Friday morning what we all knew he would eventually do: Start acting gross. He issued twe...

 2018-09-21 20:00 

Vox

The problem with Jeff Bezos's $2 billion gift to charity...

Why the Amazon CEO's new philanthropic initiative might not do as much good as he hopes....

 2018-09-21 19:59 

MSNBC

Voters casting first ballots in midterm elections...

While Election Day for the midterms is on November 6, early voting is now underway in four states. Minnesota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming have begun accepting ballots to accommodate absentee votes....

 2018-09-21 19:58 

The New Republic

Science is helping identify soldiers lost in the Korean war....

The renewed negotiations with North Korea, as well as advances in forensic technology, mean that American soldiers who killed in the Korean War in the early 1950s are finally being identified. On August 1st, North Korea returned what were believed to be t...

 2018-09-21 19:57 

Washington Post

The Latest: Schumer reacts to NY Times story on Rosenstein...

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump must not use a newspaper report about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as a reason to fire him...

 2018-09-21 19:53 

Washington Post

How #MeToo has changed the D.C. power structure — so far...
 2018-09-21 19:50 

Media Matters

NRATV host: Christine Ford's report of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh didn't describe a crime but rather was "hijinks for boys"...

GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): Let me ask you about the alleged assault. I have a hard time coming forward and saying what I just said about the boys tackling her off the bed. So, look, just a little history from me. I'm on the board of the Conference on C...

 2018-09-21 19:44 

Talking Points Memo

Feinstein Blasts Republicans For Pushing Wednesday Kavanaugh Hearing...

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Friday afternoon tore into her Republican colleagues......

 2018-09-21 19:39 

MSNBC

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 2018-09-21 19:30 

Daily Kos

Rod Rosenstein reportedly proposed recording Trump, with an eye to invoking the 25th Amendment...

The New York Times is reporting that in the weeks following the firing of James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein became so concerned about Donald Trump's erratic behavior that he proposed an investigation that could lead to Trump being re...

 2018-09-21 19:29 

Washington Post

Missouri court lets redistricting initiative go to voters...

A Missouri appeals court has ruled that voters should get to decide on a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the way the state's legislative districts are drawn and impose new ethical restrictions on lawmakers...

 2018-09-21 19:26 

Crooks and Liars

'Completely Inappropriate And Wrong': Susan Collins Blasts Trump's Tweet...

Sen. Collins was asked how she felt after Donald Trump attacked Brett Kavanaugh's accuser through Twitter and she told the press she was 'appalled." This week has been a merry-go-round of adventure in the confirmation hearing of Judge Kavanaug...

 2018-09-21 19:25 

The Atlantic

Amazon Is Invading Your Home With Micro-Convenience...

The company's new line of voice-automated products, including a wall clock and a microwave, could help it amass an enormous database of consumer behavior....

 2018-09-21 19:21 

Vox

The Times's big new Rod Rosenstein story has major implications for Mueller's probe...

Their sources said Rosenstein discussed taping Trump, and invoking the 25th Amendment....

 2018-09-21 19:19 

Washington Post

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue...

The first black woman to be accredited to cover the White House now has a statue in the Newseum...

 2018-09-21 19:17 

Talking Points Memo

Trump Admin Proposes Weakening Rules Governing Organ Transplant Centers...

The revised rules, proposed this week as part of the agency's efforts to reduce "burdensome" federal regulations, would no longer......

 2018-09-21 19:15 

MSNBC

NYT: Rosenstein discussed invoking 25th amendment to out Trump...

According to reporting from the New York Times, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed invoking the 25th amendment to oust President Donald Trump from office....

 2018-09-21 19:15 

Vox

Rosenstein is the only person between Trump and Mueller. He may soon be gone....

Rosenstein's ouster may now be imminent. That's really bad news for Mueller's Trump-Russia probe....

 2018-09-21 19:14 

Slate Magazine

What Do the Democratic Socialists of America Want?...

One of the most surprising things about the Democratic Socialists of America is that there are democratic socialists in America. That was perhaps under the radar until Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez started making headlines. On a recent episo...

 2018-09-21 19:12 

ThinkProgress

Alex Jones and InfoWars banned from PayPal...

In recent weeks, Infowars — the go-to website for the tinfoil hat brigade — has seen its audience plummet after companies like Apple, Spotify, and Google removed the publication one by one from their platforms. Before it was removed, more than...

 2018-09-21 19:10 

Vox

#WhyIDidntReport is a sad, but necessary, rebuke to Trump...

The hashtag took off after Trump questioned Kavanaugh's accuser....

 2018-09-21 19:05 

NY Times

Digging Into Russia and the 2016 Election...

Readers offer praise and criticism of an in-depth special report by The Times....

 2018-09-21 19:02 

NY Times

Congressman Is Criticized for Joking That Justice Ginsburg Was 'Groped' by Lincoln...

Ralph Norman, Republican of South Carolina, was making a reference to the recent allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh....

 2018-09-21 19:00 

Slate Magazine

Michael B. Jordan to Star in Two New Movies Based on Tom Clancy Novels...

Two of Tom Clancy's books, Without Remorse and Rainbow Six , are getting adaptations from Paramount Pictures, Variety reports, as part of a new film series. Michael B. Jordan, most recently seen as Black Panther villain Killmonger and as Guy Montag in...

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