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 2019-02-23 16:38 

CNN

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Acting defense secretary visits the US southern border...
 2019-02-23 16:30 

Daily Kos

Potential GOP primary challenger to Trump: 'What are you so afraid of?'...

Donald Trump is already obsessing over 2020. He won't rule out using hacked data from his rivals, he's glued to the TV sizing up potential Democratic contenders during "executive time," and his minions are busy rigging the primaries to blo...

 2019-02-23 16:10 

Vox

Dianne Feinstein gets into testy exchange with schoolkids over the Green New Deal...

The student activists confronted the California senator on the Green New Deal....

 2019-02-23 16:05 

Vox

Trump nominates Kelly Craft as United Nations ambassador...

Craft is currently serving as US ambassador to Canada....

 2019-02-23 16:00 

Daily Kos

Trump's border wall will destroy a cemetery that was also a stop on the Underground Railroad...

We don't really need any more reasons to know that Donald Trump's border wall is a terrible and ghastly idea. But just in case the waste of money, blatant xenophobia, lies, lack of public support, and complete failure to meaningfully address drug ...

 2019-02-23 15:57 

Splinter

Grand Jury Is Probing Whether Ryan Zinke Lied to Investigators...

We knew that when red-marker-scribbling megalomaniac Ryan Zinke stepped down as interior secretary earlier this year it wouldn't be the last we'd hear about him....

 2019-02-23 15:47 

The Daily Beast

Tucker Carlson: There Aren't 'That Many' Hate Crimes, So 'They Have to Make Them Up'...

'In real life, hate crimes are rare,' said the host....

 2019-02-23 15:42 

Slate Magazine

Ivanka Trump Films Endorsement of Nikki Haley's Daughter for Student Government Race...

First Daughter Ivanka Trump knows all about the importance of family and connections to get ahead in politics. That may at least be part of the reason why President Donald Trump's daughter took a break from her White House role to get involved in stud...

 2019-02-23 15:38 

NY Times

Justice Democrats Helped Make Ocasio-Cortez. They're Already Eyeing Their Next Targets....

The small grass-roots organization wants to replace more centrist Democrats with liberal candidates — and that has made some lawmakers uneasy....

 2019-02-23 15:32 

Crooks and Liars

Spiro Agnew And The Saudi Royal Family — Peas In An Anti-Semitic Pod...

* Disclaimer: The author is writing this from the perspective of the very tired, very raw, very liberal Jew that she is. Please forgive her if her sarcasm and cynicism seems a bit, well, weary. As Walter Dellinger said in Thursday's interview on Rache...

 2019-02-23 15:32 

Crooks and Liars

High-Dollar Donors Finance Rep. Duncan Hunter's Defense...

For some donors, Duncan Hunter's misuse of campaign donations is no big deal. In fact, it's more of a feature than a bug, because now they can give lots more money to his legal defense fund, thereby ensuring his undying loyalty forever and ever, a...

 2019-02-23 15:30 

Daily Kos

North Carolina U.S. attorney wages war on noncitizen voting but ignores Republican election fraud...

What do you do if you're a U.S. attorney who wants to gain political cred with Trumpworld? For one prosecutor, North Carolina's Bobby Higdon, the answer appears to be prosecuting noncitizens for voting , TPM's Allegra Kirkland reports. The sta...

 2019-02-23 15:19 

ThinkProgress

R. Kelly to appear in court after being charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse...

R&B singer R. Kelly is scheduled to appear in court Saturday following his arrest on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The hearing will set bail for the artist, who turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday after officials in Cook Count...

 2019-02-23 15:08 

Slate Magazine

Watch the Full Video of Sen. Feinstein's Exchange With Young Green Activists Before You Judge Her...

Sen. Dianne Feinstein found herself engulfed in controversy Friday after an activist group posted video of their encounter with the California senator and it didn't look good. Faced with children and teenagers (and their chaperones) calling for the se...

 2019-02-23 15:00 

Daily Kos

It's cheaper to give people homes than to police homelessness. So why not do that?...

The launch of the Democratic presidential primary races has come with a new willingness to consider Big Ideas. Republican calls for tax cuts for the wealthy and austerity for absolutely everyone else continue without change, but polls show the general pub...

 2019-02-23 14:58 

ThinkProgress

Diplomat with deep ties to coal tapped by Trump for top U.N. position...

President Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Knight Craft, is a major supporter with deep ties to the coal industry who has argued that "both sides" of the climate science debate are equally valid. In two tweets la...

 2019-02-23 14:56 

MSNBC

NYT rpt begs question: How do you eat a salad with a comb?...

A new report from the New York Times on Senator Amy Klobuchar's treatment of her staff begs the question: How do you eat a salad with a comb? MSNBC's David Gura and his panel discusses....

 2019-02-23 14:55 

Washington Post

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicking off Arizona Senate race...

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly is kicking off his U.S. Senate campaign with a rally in Tucson, Arizona...

 2019-02-23 14:50 

Washington Post

Teens tweet Trump, find Senate ally, score civil rights win...

High school students use social media and an alliance with a new Alabama senator to achieve an ambitious goal — a federal law to create a national archive of documents involving decades of civil rights cold cases....

 2019-02-23 14:41 

NBC

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Cohen said to be providing new information to federal prosecutors in NY...

Michael Cohen is said to be providing additional information about Trump Organization individuals and the Trump Inaugural Committee to the Southern District of New York....

 2019-02-23 14:33 

Talking Points Memo

Pro-KKK Publisher Says He's Off to "Sex Young Women"...

Earlier this week, Goodloe Sutton, the editor and publisher of a small local paper in western Alabama published an editorial......

 2019-02-23 14:30 

Daily Kos

Michael Cohen is still talking, and what he's saying is a preview of what happens after Mueller...

On Friday, along with new rumors, replacing the old rumors, to suggest that Robert Mueller will not release any report next can another bit of news that seems genuinely curious. As reported in the New York TImes , Donald Trump's former fixer Michael C...

 2019-02-23 14:30 

Crooks and Liars

South Dakota's GOP Governor Laments Economic Wreck Trump's Tariffs Have Caused...

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem lamented that the Trump trade wars have "devastated" her state and put the entire state economy in danger of collapse if he doesn't get the trade talks with China wrapped up soon. Noem, a Republican, was inter...

 2019-02-23 14:20 

Vox

Here are all the 2019 Oscar nominees...

Roma and The Favourite are the two most-nominated films, with 10 nods each....

 2019-02-23 14:14 

MSNBC

What inside info is Cohen providing SDNY investigators?...

The New York Times is reporting former Trump fixer Cohen is providing new info to New York prosecutors ahead of his Capitol Hill testimony. MSNBC's David Gura discusses with New York Times senior writer William Rashbaum....

 2019-02-23 14:00 

MSNBC

Bernie Sanders raises $6 million in first 24 hours of campaign...

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-V.T., joins historically diverse field of candidates looking to unseat President Trump in 2020. Sanders raised $6 million the day after launching his presidential campaign. MSNBC's David Gura discusses with a panel of guests....

 2019-02-23 14:00 

Daily Kos

Voting Rights Roundup: Court says illegally gerrymandered GOP legislature can't amend constitution...

Leading Off North Carolina: In an astonishing ruling released late on Friday afternoon, a North Carolina state court struck down two constitutional amendments passed by voters last fall, saying that because the Republican-run legislature had been elected ...

 2019-02-23 14:00 

Vox

There's a book made out of American cheese...

And the rest of the week's best writing on books and related subjects....

 2019-02-23 14:00 

Slate Magazine

You Can Microneedle Your Own Face at Home...

Very Well is a weekly column by Slate's Shannon Palus. Each week, she'll test health and wellness products to help readers figure out what they should try, what they should skip, and why ....

 2019-02-23 13:53 

MSNBC

Trump's Labor Secretary under fire...

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta is under fire for a non-prosecution deal for multi-millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged with sexually abusing more than 30 teenage girls more than ten years ago. MSNBC's David Gura and a panel of.....

 2019-02-23 13:32 

MSNBC

Barr breaks silence on release of Mueller report...

New Attorney General William Barr shuts down reports of the release of Robert Mueller's report next week. MSNBC's David Gura discusses with a panel of guests....

 2019-02-23 13:32 

CNN

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Why teacher strikes are touching every part of America...

Urban, rural, suburban, red, blue and purple, American teachers from across the United States have been on strike. So far this year, teachers have picketed in one of the wealthiest states -- California, which has strong protections for public unions -- an...

 2019-02-23 13:31 

CNN

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Donald Trump still shows some strength in the Midwest heading into 2020...

First things first: The theme song of the week is Thank You for Being A Friend from the show The Golden Girls written by Andrew Gold and sung by Cynthia Fee....

 2019-02-23 13:30 

CNN

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'If nobody is listening, it is useless': Trump admin's social media campaign against Iran divides diplomats...

Jaws dropped at the State Department last November when President Donald Trump tweeted a...

 2019-02-23 13:00 

Slate Magazine

The Guy I'm Dating Is Friends With Someone Who Once Told Me to Kill Myself...

The newest addition to the Dear Prudence lineup, the mini-column, is moving to Saturday for a spell....

 2019-02-23 13:00 

Crooks and Liars

Hey, Whatever Happened To Roseanne Barr, Badly Wronged Free Speech Martyr?...

There have been so many big stories this week that you probably missed Roseanne Barr reminding us why we're lucky to be rid of her : Roseanne Barr took to her YouTube channel to slam Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calling her a "Farrakhan loving.....

 2019-02-23 13:00 

Vox

The kids suing the government over climate change want to halt fossil fuel extraction...

The plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States say they've been denied their right to a safe and stable climate....

 2019-02-23 12:53 

The Daily Beast

'Roma' Will Win Best Picture—And Change the Oscars Forever...

After a dramatic awards seasons, the case for why 'Roma' will win a historic Best Picture (as well as the case for why it may not) and why the Academy may never be the same....

 2019-02-23 12:30 

Daily Kos

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: There's a lot wrong with this administration and it shows up everywhere...

Greg Sargent /waPo: Pelosi just challenged Trump's corruption and lies. Here's what should come next. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and her fellow House Democrats just introduced a resolution to terminate President Trump's national emerg...

 2019-02-23 12:06 

NBC

[ Politics ]

Bigger is not better. Small dollars online are gold for Democrats taking on Trump....

Small donations from grassroots donors online will be more important than ever for Democrats running for president in 2020....

 2019-02-23 12:00 

Washington Post

Even if Mueller's probe concludes soon, things are far from over...

The Mueller report is anticipated in the coming weeks, but experts predict this is just the beginning of criminal investigations....

 2019-02-23 11:15 

Slate Magazine

This $10 Waffle Iron Gives Me Instagram-Worthy Breakfast...

Living in a studio apartment is like living in a game of Tetris : You're always rearranging things and always wrestling with the idea of adding even one more object . After two years of reorganizing the same studio, I finally thought that my arrangeme...

 2019-02-23 11:00 

Washington Post

The top 15 Democratic presidential candidates of 2020, ranked...

Our quarterly ranking — now with more actual candidates....

 2019-02-23 11:00 

Slate Magazine

Despite Selling Millions of Books, Novelist Nick Hornby Still Can't Tell if He's Good Enough...

With Fever Pitch , About a Boy , and High Fidelity , Nick Hornby created a niche penning romantic comedies from the male perspective and launching the crush-worthy careers of Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, and John Cusack on both sides of the pond. Then he went...

 2019-02-23 11:00 

Washington Post

In N.C., a surprise: In the end, everyone agreed it was election fraud...

Republicans and Democrats agreed that something went right compared with how partisan conflict often plays out in the country's hyper-polarized political environment....

 2019-02-23 07:00 

Slate Magazine

The Color of Money Edition...

Listen to Slate Money via Apple Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify , Stitcher , or Google Play ....

 2019-02-23 05:52 

NBC

[ Politics ]

Grilled by children, Feinstein tries to teach lesson in politics...

Grilled by children, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein tries to teach a lesson in how to get environmental legislation passed....

 2019-02-23 05:50 

Washington Post

Biden's 2020 opening? Dem field missing foreign policy hand...

Foreign policy has largely taken a back seat on the presidential campaign trail, and former Vice President Joe Biden could seize on that opening to position himself as the global policy expert if he decides to run...

 2019-02-23 05:25 

MSNBC

Acosta deal for Epstein treated victims as 'throw-away girls'...

Julie K. Brown, investigative reporter for the Miami Herald, talks with Rachel Maddow about why Alex Acosta, former prosecutor and now Trump Labor Secretary, made such an easy deal with Jeffrey Epstein and kept it secret from Epstein's victims....

 2019-02-23 05:12 

MSNBC

'Potentially hundreds' of victims seek federal prison for Epstein...

Julie K. Brown, investigative reporter for the Miami Herald, talks with Rachel Maddow about what happens next in the Jeffrey Epstein case now that a judge has ruled that the prosecution deal he received was illegal, and what the potentially hundreds of...

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