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 2019-07-19 14:29 

Washington Post

UK's home secretary calls for calming of political rhetoric...

Britain's home secretary has pleaded for the calming of extreme political rhetoric and empathized with four U.S. congresswomen of color who were the target of President Donald Trump's tweets...

 2019-07-19 14:28 

Washington Post

Lobbyist: Venezuela's Falcn not seeking presidency...

A Canadian lobbying firm hired by a Venezuelan political party has filed amended paperwork showing that opposition leader Henri Falcn will not make a new presidential run...

 2019-07-19 14:20 

CBS News

Vote on 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund to be held Tuesday...

Sen. Rand Paul blocked the Senate from voting to reauthorize the fund this week...

 2019-07-19 14:19 

Washington Post

Why Trump's reelection bid isn't as solid as he'd like you to believe...

The lesson from 2016: Don't be so sure....

 2019-07-19 14:08 

CNN

[ Politics ]

White House proposal and the Mulvaney factor loom debt ceiling fight...

Negotiators are in the brink of a deal. Now comes the hard part....

 2019-07-19 13:52 

Media Matters

Fox host tells Geraldo Rivera it's OK to tell him to "go back": "I could say it to you"...

GERALDO RIVERA (FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT-AT-LARGE): Go back to where you came from is the old racist trope that all of us, ethnic or racial minorities, have grown up with at various times. It is unforgivable at this day and age, and I really lament that it ...

 2019-07-19 13:52 

Media Matters

Fox's Pete Hegseth: "Who's been dehumanized? It's been the ICE agents and the Border Patrol agents."...

PETE HEGSETH (GUEST CO-HOST): Speaking of dehumanization, who's been dehumanized? It's been the ICE agents and the Border Patrol agents whose motives are being impugned every single day. Four thousand people rescued is a fact. We know that's w...

 2019-07-19 13:48 

CBS News

Ilhan Omar town hall: Watch video as Rep. Omar holds town hall after returning to Minnesota, greeted by supporters at airport cheering "welcome home"...

"I know there are a lot of people that are trying to distract us now, but I want you all to know that we are not going to lie down," Omar said at the town hall...

 2019-07-19 13:45 

Daily Kos

That Justice Department rule has saved Trump from indictment—again...

On Monday, federal prosecutors informed a judge that their investigation into Donald Trump's efforts to suppress the stories of adult film star Stormy Daniels and nude model Karen McDougal was ending. The hush money scheme, which has already led to th...

 2019-07-19 13:29 

The Atlantic

What Is the Apollo 11 Landing Site Like Now?...

The American flag is bleached white. But some of the boot prints will remain undisturbed for tens of thousands of years....

 2019-07-19 13:28 

Splinter

John Delaney's Campaign Staffers Are Reportedly Begging Him to Quit the Race...

John Delaney's campaign for president isn't looking... great, we'll say. Axios reported this morning that Delaney's senior staff "sat him down and told him to drop out" of the race by the middle of August, throwing in the towel on ...

 2019-07-19 13:21 

Crooks and Liars

Friday News Dump: How Do Racists Respond To Racism? And Other News...

Another week of Trump bigotry and the obfuscation of such by Republican officials who are so very afraid of standing up to Trump that they're peeing in their pants. Republicans never were the "strong" party, after all: "I think [Trump'...

 2019-07-19 13:20 

MSNBC

Does Donald Trump know what the debt......

Asked about the debt ceiling, Trump whined incessantly about Obama's fiscal record. That really didn't make any sense....

 2019-07-19 13:19 

The Atlantic

The Most Compelling Photo of the Moon Landing...

As Buzz Aldrin descended the lander's ladder, Neil Armstrong captured the moment....

 2019-07-19 13:17 

Washington Post

The Technology 202: Facebook seeks outside help as it grapples with content moderation problems...

It's building an independent board....

 2019-07-19 13:15 

Slate Magazine

Beyonc's Lion King Album Is the Event the Movie Wishes It Could Be...

Indeed, it works best if you forget the remake even exists....

 2019-07-19 13:06 

Washington Post

A day after distancing himself from hostile chant, Trump criticizes media for its coverage of his rally...

In morning tweets, the president said reporters should be more focused on the "vile and disgusting" statements by minority congresswomen he had repeatedly attacked....

 2019-07-19 13:03 

Splinter

Hannity Offers Most Ridiculous Defense of 'Send Her Back' Chant Yet...

When he's not moonlighting as President Donald Trump's personal policy advisor, sentient haircut Sean Hannity finds time to bravely lie with impunity—something he did with gusto on his Fox News show Thursday night, when he insisted the MAGA ...

 2019-07-19 13:00 

The Atlantic

Wolves of Karelia...

A short story...

 2019-07-19 13:00 

Daily Kos

Here's the line-up for the next round of Democratic presidential debates...

The second Democratic presidential primary debates—plural, because there will again be two nights with 10 candidates apiece—are coming up on July 30 and 31, and CNN and the Democratic National Committee have announced the line-ups . July 30 Be...

 2019-07-19 13:00 

Vox

Big Little Lies tried to justify its second season. It never did....

Season two's delightful soapiness can't make up for its weak, repetitive drama....

 2019-07-19 12:57 

Talking Points Memo

Trump To Announce Scalia's Son As New Labor Secretary Nominee...

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he intends to name Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court justice,......

 2019-07-19 12:53 

MSNBC

The 'profound heaviness' of this week...

The Morning Joe panel discusses the president's racist rhetoric this week against Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, how U.S. institutions are holding and why GOP women must have the party from Trump....

 2019-07-19 12:43 

Talking Points Memo

Trump Administration Wants To Accept Zero Refugees Into The Country Next Year...

During a meeting last week, a US Citizenship and Immigration Services official floated a radical cap for the number of......

 2019-07-19 12:40 

MSNBC

Dems challenge Republicans with major......

Trump has spent the last few months obsessing over the idea that House Dems aren't doing anything, but in reality, they keep passing their top priorities....

 2019-07-19 12:40 

Splinter

Trump Stops Pretending He Opposed Racist Chant and Starts Smearing Ilhan Omar Again...

Because this is a story that won't die, President Trump opened up a predictable new front in his war against Ilhan Omar and the progressive Squad on Friday by attacking the "crazed" media for covering his supporters' racist rally chants at...

 2019-07-19 12:31 

NBC

[ Politics ]

Five things to watch for in the next Democratic debates...

Here are five things to watch for in the next Democratic presidential debate now that the lineups have been announced....

 2019-07-19 12:30 

Daily Kos

Morning Digest: Despite presidential race, House Democrats still raising money at astonishing rate...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. L...

 2019-07-19 12:30 

Vox

The Trump racism spin cycle...

Trump is forcing conservatives to confront the real reason their base hates Rep. Ilhan Omar....

 2019-07-19 12:30 

Vox

"Send her back" is where racism and authoritarianism meet...

This viciousness isn't an accident. It's what Trumpism is really about....

 2019-07-19 12:29 

Talking Points Memo

Owning The Libs By Selling Trump Campaign...Straws...

Of all the President Donald Trump merchandise available on his reelection campaign website, one product really sucks: straws. "Liberal paper......

 2019-07-19 12:24 

MSNBC

Congresswoman urges public to speak on border crisis...

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., discusses DHS Secretary Keving McAleenan's Thursday appearance before the House Oversight Committee and the conditions at the border and why she is calling on members of the public to speak up....

 2019-07-19 12:24 

MSNBC

Trump rally chants: 'Send her back'...

President Donald Trump on Thursday attempted to distance himself from a new chant at his campaign rally, aimed at Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn....

 2019-07-19 12:22 

Crooks and Liars

Donnie Deutsch On Trump Racism: 'This Is A Man With Nazi Tendencies'...

This morning, Donnie Deutsch told the 88 million people who watch Morning Joe that Donald Trump is, well, a Nazi. "The parallels are stunning. The parallels are stunning, oh, it can't happen here, it can happen here. I want to challenge people -- ...

 2019-07-19 12:21 

Crooks and Liars

Looks Like DoJ Policy Once Again Protected Trump From Being Indicted...

So once again, the felon in the White House is off the hook -- not because he's innocent, because the evidence made public yesterday clearly indicates otherwise -- but because it's DoJ policy that a sitting president is immune from prosecution. An...

 2019-07-19 12:20 

Vox

What can be done right now to stop a basic source of health care fraud...

There are simple fixes that would make it more difficult for scammers to operate....

 2019-07-19 12:19 

Splinter

Trump Administration Reportedly Thinking of Admitting Zero Refugees Next Year...

Officials within the Trump administration have proposed cutting the number of refugees it admits into the U.S. next year to almost zero, according to Politico, which heard of the plan from several anonymous sources....

 2019-07-19 12:15 

Talking Points Memo

A Look At The Frenzied Preparation For Mueller's Congressional Appearances...

Democrats and Republicans on the House Intel and Judiciary Committees have been feverishly preparing for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's appearances......

 2019-07-19 12:14 

Slate Magazine

Did Border Agents Detain Three American Children to Force Their Undocumented Parents to Pick Them Up?...

A government official said border agents did not know the parents were undocumented at the time of arrest, but not everyone was convinced....

 2019-07-19 12:11 

CBS News

Des Moines murder of mother and kids in Iowa sees previously-deported Guatemalan immigrant Marvin Oswaldo Escobar-Orellana charged...

Guatemalan was booted out of the U.S. in 2010 and 2011, but he's accused of killing a mother and her 2 kids in Des Moines, Iowa this week...

 2019-07-19 12:09 

Media Matters

Fox & Friends host lies that Trump has "never yet once invoked race ... Trump doesn't make it about race"...

PETE HEGSETH (GUEST CO-HOST): In every argument -- and I've been on vacation this past week. But I've been watching this. STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Didn't miss anything. HEGSETH: But every time I turn on the TV or read a newsletter about it, it&#...

 2019-07-19 12:06 

Washington Post

The Energy 202: EPA's new 'no surprises' inspection policy has some critics worried...

States will now get a heads up on inspections....

 2019-07-19 12:05 

Washington Post

Trump's harsh words on 'squad' reinforce dark posts online...

Long before President Donald Trump attacked 4 Democratic congresswomen of color, they were targets of hateful rhetoric and disinformation online...

 2019-07-19 12:00 

ThinkProgress

Call it the Trump heat wave: The current scorcher is just a taste of what's coming...

Most of the country is entering into the first few hours of a blistering heat wave that will extend well into the weekend. Dangerous combinations of high temperatures and humidity will push the "heat index" (what the temperature "feels like...

 2019-07-19 12:00 

ThinkProgress

Call it the Trump heat wave: The current scorcher is just a taste of what's coming...

Most of the country is entering into the first few hours of a blistering heat wave that will extend well into the weekend. Dangerous combinations of high temperatures and humidity will push the "heat index" (what the temperature "feels like...

 2019-07-19 12:00 

ThinkProgress

Exclusive: Steve Bannon knows how often you go to church...

Steve Bannon and the conservative group Catholic Vote bought cell-phone location data for people who had been inside Roman Catholic churches in Dubuque, Iowa, in 2018 to target them with get-out-the-vote ads, ThinkProgress has learned. Bannon, a former se...

 2019-07-19 12:00 

Daily Kos

Cartoon: 'R' is for Racist...

x Vimeo Video Stop the presses! The President is a racist! Okay, I guess we kinda' sorta' had a suspicion he might harbor racist feelings in his quieter moments. Now that it's official, we can all agree that President Donald J. Trump is racist...

 2019-07-19 12:00 

CNN

[ Politics ]

How Jerome Powell stopped a US default -- in 2011...

In May of 2011, then-Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner issued a stark warning letter to Congress: the US government had hit the debt limit and would no longer be able to pay its bills past August 2. That gave Congress exactly 11 weeks before America's w...

 2019-07-19 12:00 

MSNBC

Trump's EPA clears pesticide tied to......

The Obama admin wanted to ban a pesticide after it saw "extensive scientific evidence" that even tiny levels of exposure can harm kids. Then Trump took office....

 2019-07-19 12:00 

Vox

What economists have gotten wrong for decades...

What economists have gotten wrong for the last few decades...

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