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 2019-05-26 09:00 

NY Times

The Insults Trump Has Hurled at 2020 Democrats...

Joseph R. Biden Jr. is "sleepy," Bernie Sanders is "crazy" and Elizabeth Warren is "angry." We're tracking President Trump's attacks on the Democrats who are competing for his job....

 2019-05-26 08:24 

The Daily Beast

Make SNL Great Again and Get Rid of Alec Baldwin's Trump...

he late-night sketch show's Trump shtick has been uninspired, lazy and just plain unfunny. This offseason, Lorne Michaels and Co. should change their political-comedy approach....

 2019-05-26 05:00 

The Atlantic

A Lesson From 1930s Germany: Beware State Control of Social Media...

Regulators should think carefully about the fallout from well-intentioned new rules and avoid the mistakes of the past....

 2019-05-26 05:00 

NY Times

What to Watch in the European Parliament Election Results...

More than 400 million Europeans are eligible to vote in an election that will measure the strength of populists — and of supporters of the European Union....

 2019-05-26 03:55 

Slate Magazine

Conan O'Brien: There's More to Germany Than Crossbow Murder Sex Cults, Says German Board of Tourism...

"Statistically, fewer than 40% of Germans own a crossbow. I like those odds!"...

 2019-05-26 03:08 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Trump and Abe's friendship day starts with tweet underscoring divides...

Hours before President Donald Trump was set to begin a day of male bonding with his Japanese counterpart, he issued a tweet underscoring his lingering divides with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over security matters....

 2019-05-26 03:01 

Crooks and Liars

C&L's Sat Nite Chiller Theater: The Woman In The Window (1944)...

You've seen The Seven Year Itch , right? Billy Wilder's light comedy about Tom Ewell sending his wife and kids off to summer vacation, while he stays behind to work? And then trying and failing spectacularly to get into sexy trouble with his new n...

 2019-05-26 02:36 

Slate Magazine

Bong Joon-ho's Parasite Wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes...

Bong is the first Korean director to win the festival's highest prize....

 2019-05-26 02:28 

The Daily Beast

Behind the Lines of America's Educational Civil War...

The war is playing out in our backyards and bake sales....

 2019-05-26 02:25 

The Daily Beast

Preacher's Son Used 'God' Message on Mirror to Seduce, Dupe Elderly Woman, Jury Told...

When Ann Moore-Martin saw 'Pray for Ben. Ben Loves You' on her mirror, she thought it was a sign from above....

 2019-05-26 02:21 

The Daily Beast

Doing Homebrew Vodka Shots in the Shadow of Chernobyl...

Visiting the exclusion zone around the exploded reactor 15 years after the disaster turned even simple questions (can I walk on the grass?) into matters of life or death....

 2019-05-26 02:19 

The Daily Beast

The 'Mini-Trump' Sheriff and Accused Sexual Harasser Behind Netflix's New Reality Series 'Jailbirds'...

The sheriff behind a new Netflix docuseries has racked up a sexual-harassment claim, ties to an SPLC-monitored "hate group," and several lawsuits with human rights groups....

 2019-05-26 02:15 

The Daily Beast

Daily Life Captured by the Masters of Street Photography...

From pre-war gelatin silver prints to 21st-century digital images, from documentary to abstract, David Gibson provides a collection of exquisite street photography....

 2019-05-26 02:14 

The Daily Beast

The Cannes Red Carpet Tried to Go Edgy, but Fairytale Glamour Always Wins...

Cannes is known for its restrictive dress code, yet we love its dressy, antiquated glamour—while also reveling in the occasional subversive fashion statement of (gasp!) a jumpsuit....

 2019-05-26 02:13 

Slate Magazine

Trump Implies He Trusts North Korea's Kim More Than His Own People...

The president celebrated North Korea's dictator for insulting former vice president Joe Biden....

 2019-05-26 02:08 

The Daily Beast

How the 'World's Pleasure Grounds' of New York Turned to Ruins...

At the end of the 1800s, Starin's Glen Island was considered one of the biggest and most successful amusement parks in the country. By 1909, the fun times were well and truly over....

 2019-05-26 02:02 

The Daily Beast

A Hidden Chamber Has Been Found in Nero's Pleasure Palace Buried Under the Colosseum...

Emperor Nero's pleasure palace lay hidden for centuries before its rediscovery in the 15th century. Now, archaeologists announced that they have discovered another hidden chamber....

 2019-05-26 02:00 

Daily Kos

What is the worst car you've ever had to endure?...

There are estimated to be more than 43 million Americans going to or from some destination this Memorial Day weekend, hopefully enjoying their vacation, many of them driving along the approximate 4 million miles of U.S. highways . In a week where the todd...

 2019-05-26 01:59 

The Daily Beast

Burping Southern Rockers, Itchy Manatees, and Turquoise Water: Cruising the Weeki Wachee River in Old Florida...

We had come to the river to escape family we were visiting in Tampa, get some exercise, and maybe play with manatees. Instead, we found things that excited tourists decades before....

 2019-05-26 01:58 

Washington Post

At the spelling bee, the most common sound is the toughest...

Ahead of the start of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, spellers are especially nervous about one unremarkable sound...

 2019-05-26 01:56 

The Daily Beast

Bill De Blasio's Not Running for President. He's Running for Profit....

Then again, a New York hustler who just wanted to up his Q rating and make a few bucks in 2015 is president of the United States now....

 2019-05-26 01:54 

The Daily Beast

Game of Thrones' Exciting Future: Dragons, Mermaids, Zombies and More...

You thought HBO was done with 'Game of Thrones?' Hardly. The network has several intriguing spin-off shows in development—and that doesn't even include Arya's 'West of Westeros.'...

 2019-05-26 01:54 

The Daily Beast

When There's No Plan B on Campus, It's These Women to the Rescue...

They started a hotline so Hampton University students could get emergency contraception when they need it....

 2019-05-26 01:16 

NBC

[ Politics ]

Trump lawyers secure deal to delay financial disclosures...

President Trump and House committee leaders made a deal to delay handover of Deutsche Bank and Capital One documents as the disclosure is appealed....

 2019-05-26 01:00 

Daily Kos

Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign—Introducing ......

It's another Saturday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a diary discussing the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. If you've missed out, you can catch up anytime: Just visit our group or follow Nuts & Bolts Guide . Every week I try to tackl...

 2019-05-26 00:03 

CBS News

Migrant children death: Lawmakers press Trump administration for details on death of 10-year-old migrant girl Darlyn Valle...

The September death of 10-year old Darlyn Valle in U.S. custody had not been publicly disclosed until Wednesday by CBS News...

 2019-05-26 00:00 

Daily Kos

Photographer captures images of Trump's handwritten notes, shows he cannot spell basic words...

On Thursday, white supremacist in chief Donald Trump went to the White House Rose Garden and gave what can best be called an unhinged outburst of frustration at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The press was invited to this free-form idiotic event. A selection...

 2019-05-25 23:51 

The Daily Beast

Trump: So What if North Korea Fired Off Weapons? Kim Jong Un Dissed Joe Biden for Me...

The president says he isn't bothered by Pyongyang's testing of 'small arms,' unlike his 'people,' because Kim Jong Un showed his loyalty by mocking Joe Biden....

 2019-05-25 23:30 

Daily Kos

Thoughts and prayers: NRA's internal civil war getting hotter with new lawsuits and accusations...

If you have not heard already, the National Rifle Association is having a big civil war. No, not that racist civil war they've been trying to foment with the majority of America, a civil war between the non-profit NRA and the marketing company that pa...

 2019-05-25 23:24 

Slate Magazine

Owners of Noah's Ark Replica Sue Insurers Over Rain Damage...

Heavy rains affected access to the massive vessel in Northern Kentucky and insurers reportedly never paid to cover $1 million in repairs....

 2019-05-25 23:00 

Daily Kos

Majority of Michigan House co-sponsors bipartisan financial disclosure legislation...

Eager to do something about the state's F grade for integrity , on Tuesday a group of more than 60 of the state House's 110 members introduced bills requiring Michigan's elected officials to publicly disclose their finances. The eight-bill pac...

 2019-05-25 22:50 

Washington Post

Rep. Roy's move to hold up disaster aid in line with a protege of Ted Cruz...

Chip Roy's decision is reminiscent of the early days of Cruz, who was willing to be disruptive to carry out the role of principled conservative in Congress....

 2019-05-25 22:44 

NBC

[ Politics ]

Judge blocks construction of parts of border wall under emergency declaration...

A federal judge blocked construction of two sections of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border using funds diverted under Trump's emergency declaration....

 2019-05-25 22:41 

MSNBC

Reverend: 2020 candidates should make minimum wage a central issue...

MSNBC's Kendis Gibson discusses the fight for a higher minimum wage with Rev. William Barber, who joined 2020 contender Julian Castro at a march by McDonalds workers on Thursday in North Carolina. Barber says low wages are unjust, and that corporation...

 2019-05-25 22:39 

MSNBC

Former GOP Congressman: Trump should be impeached...

MSNBC's Kendis Gibson speaks with former Rep. Tom Coleman (R-MO), who recently called for Trump's impeachment in an op-ed for the Kansas City Star. Trump's presidency is illegitimate, Coleman says, and the Mueller report is full of impeachable...

 2019-05-25 22:37 

MSNBC

Retired NFL player inspires youth to dream beyond sports in new book...

Recently retired NFL player, Martellus Bennett, wrote a children's book called "Dear Black Boy." It's a call for young men of color to dream big beyond the football field or basketball court....

 2019-05-25 22:36 

MSNBC

Harriet Tubman's $20 bill delayed by Trump Administration...

The escaped slave-turned-abolitionist, Harriet Tubman, was set to replace former president and slave owner, Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill in 2020. The Trump administration has pushed that date back until 2028....

 2019-05-25 22:33 

MSNBC

2020 candidates for president courting the black vote...

Adam Harris, staff writer at "The Atlantic" and Erin Haynes Whack, national writer at the Associated Press joins Rev. Al Sharpton to talk 2020 democratic candidates courting the black vote....

 2019-05-25 22:33 

NY Times

Bernie Sanders, No Longer the Front-Runner, Brings Campaign Home to Vermont...

His themes are familiar, but his status — he is now second in the polls — has changed. He is starting to host in-person fund-raisers, with ticket prices starting at $27....

 2019-05-25 22:32 

Crooks and Liars

Facebook Doesn't Fool Me But I Worry About How It Affects You...

I'm safe, but you should be more careful online. Rapeepat Pornsipak/Shutterstock.com Joseph B. Walther , University of California, Santa Barbara A number of prominent figures have called for some sort of regulation of Facebook including one of the com...

 2019-05-25 22:31 

Talking Points Memo

Pence To West Point Grads: 'Virtual Certainty That You Will Fight On A Battlefield'...

Vice President Mike Pence told West Point graduates Saturday that it was a "virtual certainty" that they would see combat......

 2019-05-25 22:30 

Crooks and Liars

Jeremy Bash: 'There Is No Legitimate Reason' For Barr To Know Russian Sources...

Bill Barr (aka, Trump's personal attorney), has been granted the amazing power to declassify any and all information, sources and methods related to the Russia investigation/Mueller investigation and what led to it being initiated to begin with. This ...

 2019-05-25 22:30 

Daily Kos

Report catalogues soaring incidents of trespassing, disruption, and intimidation at abortion clinics...

A new report from the National Abortion Federation shows a steep rise in various incidents at U.S. abortion clinics. In 2018, trespassing had risen to its highest annual level since the federation started gathering information on these incidents in 1999. ...

 2019-05-25 22:29 

CNN

[ Politics ]

O'Rourke says Trump 'provoking yet another war' by sending more troops to the Middle East...

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke criticized President Donald Trump's approval to send an additional 1,500 US troops to the Middle East this week as a step toward...

 2019-05-25 22:01 

Splinter

Former GOP Congressman Calls for Impeachment of Trump and Pence...

Small cracks are starting to appear in what until now has beena fortified wall of GOP support for President Donald Trump on the impeachmentquestion....

 2019-05-25 22:00 

Daily Kos

Spotlight on green news & views: 600th edition...

That headline isn't an exaggeration. This is the 600th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue and the Eco-Diary Rescue). That amounts to about 40,000 highlighted environmental diaries here at Daily K...

 2019-05-25 21:44 

Slate Magazine

Jon Voight Thinks Donald Trump Is "The Greatest President Since Abraham Lincoln"...

Herbert Hoover, eat your heart out!...

 2019-05-25 21:30 

Daily Kos

Former DNI James Clapper makes it clear that Trump would not have won without Russia's help...

When Donald Trump produced the first list of names for his death list this week, he didn't include that of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. But Clapper appears to be out to remedy this oversight by pointing out the fact that the...

 2019-05-25 21:24 

Washington Post

Trump blasts judge who blocked part of border wall construction...

The president pledged an appeal against the decision by what he called "another activist Obama appointed judge."...

 2019-05-25 21:23 

Mother Jones

Democratic Candidates Speak Out Against Trump's Moves in the Middle East...

On Friday, amid escalating tensions with Iran, President Donald Trump declared an emergency to bypass Congress to push through an $8 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates—a deal that had been stopped by lawmakers ...

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