Saturday, May 12, 2018

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18 Classic Books Every Man Should Read (or Re-Read) in 2018


Pope Francis consoles a boy who asked if his non-believing father is in Heaven


A Conservative’s Guide to the Real Pope Francis


'Militant' anti-gay activist seeks to divide Catholic flock


Dylan’s Christian Excursion Revisited in ‘Bootleg Series’


Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson The Highwayman


Grateful Dead - Eyes of the World


The Grateful Dead - Ripple (Studio Version)


Neil Young - Long May You Run (unplugged) 


AL STEWART "Time Passages"


Sharp Edges (One More Light Live) - Linkin Park


Jason Aldean performs Rearview Town at Opry City Stage for The Highway


Don’t Play It for Laughs: A Q&A With Armando Iannucci.  The filmmaker on his latest film The Death of Stalin, his own politics, and how satirists ought to respond to President Trump.


Alabama 3 - Too Sick To Pray (Live in Sydney) | Moshcam


Alabama 3 - Woodie Guthrie (Live in Sydney) | Moshcam


Alabama 3 - The Night We Nearly Got Busted (Live in Sydney) | Moshcam


Scientists Found That The Soul Doesn’t Die – It Goes Back To The Universe


Michelle Wolf COMPLETE REMARKS at 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner (C-SPAN)


Prometheus Unbound (Excerpt)


Full text of "Prometheus unbound : a lyrical drama" {Please focus on 120 PROMETHEUS UNBOUND. [ACT iv.]}


Melania Prepares The White House For Emmanuel Macron: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert    


A tribute to the worlds most dangerous sport - a compilation of base jumping, proximity flying and skydiving.  


Lowell George ( Little Feat ) 1975


Little Feat - Dixie Chicken (with Emmylou Harris & Bonnie Raitt) Live 1977. HQ Video.


In a big city with local newspapers in decline, Nextdoor plays a valuable role


Circling Back: In an excerpt from his new book, “Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir,” one of the most esteemed living interpreters of the human condition recalls the difficult relationship he shared with his parents, with which he still wrestles in his 80s.


Alabama 3 - "Mao Tse Tung says" (live at the Astoria)


Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden


Alabama 3 - Woke Up This Morning (Sopranos Theme Song) | Live in Sydney | Moshcam


This is a video of an eagle's flight from the top of the world's tallest building to his handler below.  The eagle was fitted with a camera and released from the top of the 2,715 foot Burj Khalifa building in Dubai. The eagle had no idea where the tiny speck of land was that his handler was standing on or what it looked like among all of the other islands and buildings and people. Somewhere along the way, the eagle actually picks out and recognizes his trainer from among all of the other objects, people, etc.  (You can see him looking, looking, looking for his trainer, who is invisible to the human eye and the camera, and then once he spots him, he folds his wings and drops like a bullet straight to his trainer. What is surprising is not only how efficiently the eagle spots his trainer from that altitude, but how smooth its flight is, with no camera shake whatsoever, even when it goes into a power dive.


May we all have the eyes of an eagle.


Husband Pens Viral Facebook Message Dedicated To His Nurse Wife


A Study Has Proven That Intelligence Comes from Mothers, Not from Fathers!


Selah Sue - This World (Official Video)

Military related links 051218

Trump’s White House physician Ronny Jackson just made an unexpected career announcement


Sexual Assault Legal Loophole Prevents Victim Military Transfers, Lawmaker Says


Speaking out on torture and a Trump nominee, ailing McCain roils Washington

Terrorism related links 051218

Geller Report Bias: Extreme Right, Conspiracy, Propaganda, Anti-Islam


Ace Hardware Resumes Laura Ingraham Advertising, Sparking Outrage: The hardware chain said it reversed a decision based on “incomplete information.”


How Social Media Built the Case for Trump’s Strike on Syria: Evidence of chemical weapons used to require a chain of custody. Now, open-source intelligence is often enough.


Trump wants loophole closed after Gorsuch casts decisive vote in immigration case


These Pro-Trump Extremists Had A Plan To Kill Muslims. How Were They Radicalized?  A jury in Kansas this week is deliberating whether three militia members should spend the rest of their lives in prison.


15 Years After the Iraq Invasion, What Are the Costs?  We spend $32 million per hour on wars started during the Bush administration.


How Will America Respond To Cold War II?


Katrina vanden Heuvel: Gina Haspel's role in the torture era demands attention


Tim Robbins Tackles the Refugee Crisis, Racism, and Modern Life


The U.S. War in Iraq: 15 Years and Counting… the Dead and Displaced


Billionaires Won’t Save the World — Just Look at Elon Musk: The "playboy genius" is essentially squandering taxpayer money on pet projects like Mars trips and flamethrowers.


Kim Jong-un has a maximum pressure and engagement strategy of his own: Why talk of a North-South peace treaty is more of the same


Russia: We told US where in Syria they could not bomb.  Moscow claims it outlined its "red lines" to US officials before the strikes were launched last weekend.


Why the New Cold War Is So Dangerous: It increases the chances for a catastrophic war and could damage progressive hopes both here and in Russia.


This ‘Obama’ Video Should Absolutely Frighten You


Deported U.S. veteran Hector Barajas-Varela returns home to be sworn in as a U.S. citizen


John Oliver is getting the ultimate revenge on Sean Hannity


No, North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site Wasn’t Destroyed in an Earthquake: There are other reasons for Pyongyang's willingness to talk


Yes, Trump and Kim Can Make a Deal That’s Good for Everyone: If both sides agree on the answers to these three questions, a successful summit just might be possible.


Trump’s Middle Ground on Iran Deal Sanctions Waivers Is a Myth: I helped negotiate the nuclear deal — and I know what would undo it.


South Korea credits Trump for opening door to talks with North


Korean leaders talk at demilitarized zone, more turmoil in President Trump’s cabinet


Migrant caravan: No room for asylum seekers at border crossing, U.S. says


Donald Trump's Border Wall Is Already a Reality in This Texas Town


Philly’s sanctuary city status on trial


Bigotry stopped Americans from intervening before the Holocaust. Not much has changed


BREAKING: North Korea Announces Trump Blatantly Lied About Role In Peace Process


Trump tells 57,000 Hondurans who’ve lived in the US for 20 years to get out: It’s yet another move that will turn people who are in the US legally into unauthorized immigrants.


First Light: Manhattan Project physicist recalls the world’s first detonation of a nuclear weapon.


Kerry is quietly seeking to salvage Iran deal he helped craft


Jeff Sessions just announced a cruel and inhumane new policy targeting innocent children


Israel Attacked Syria an Hour After the Iran Deal Was Ended, Says Report


Barack Obama says President Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal could lead to 'another war in the Middle East'


What's the president's Iran plan? There isn't one


Trump has put America in the worst of all possible worlds


What the Deployment of Green Berets to the Saudi-Yemen Border Tells Us About America’s Dirty War: The U.S. tries to distance itself from Saudi war crimes in Yemen—but it’s always been America’s war too.


Top State Department Nuclear Expert Announces Resignation After Trump Iran Deal Exit: Officials warn of brain drain across government offices.


Trump Broke Iran Policy. Let Him Fix It.  The U.S. president has blown up the Obama-era approach to Iran he has been mocking for years. Now it’s on him to clean up the mess.

Politics related links 051218

‘On Trump’s side his lawyer’s lawyer now needs a lawyer’


Transcript: James Comey's interview with ABC News chief anchor George


Sarah Silverman To Trump: ‘Show Us Your F***king Taxes, You Emotional Child’.  The comedian said “it’s time to fight for our country” at a New York rally demanding the president release his returns.


Trump Moves to Gut the Post Office: His war on Amazon expands to include the right-wing’s campaign to abolish America’s oldest—and still successful—public service.


Watch Shep Smith’s awkward reaction after he’s blindsided by news that Hannity is Cohen’s secret client


White House Throws Nikki Haley Under the Bus as New Russia Sanctions Are Put on Hold: UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced a new round of sanctions against Russia on Sunday. She was wrong.


Vladimir Putin’s Billionaire Buddies Are Getting Scared, and Not Just of Sanctions: Some of the oligarchs now face major U.S. sanctions, while others are getting arrested on the Kremlin’s orders. Is Putin’s circle of the shameless rich beginning to crumble?


Another Playboy model reveals she had ‘passionate love affair’ with Trump- has pictures to prove it


Stormy Daniels’ Attorney Predicts Michael Cohen Will Turn On Trump: Michael Avenatti said the president’s attorney could face “decades” in prison if he doesn’t flip.


James Comey responds to critics like President Trump in live interview


America Can’t Be Trusted Anymore: It's hard to be powerful when nobody believes a word you say.


Fox News Is Losing Its Mind Over the Sean Hannity-Michael Cohen Scandal


Another GOP congressman announces he's resigning


The Best Thing to Happen to the Progressive Movement


Huge sporting goods chain says it will be purging and destroying assault-style weapons


These reactions to the Hannity-Cohen revelation are instant classics


Ryan: No way to avoid trillion-dollar deficits because of all the old people


Trump's in Mar-a-Lago for the week and White House aides are ducking for cover


Judge denies Cohen's first motion, scolds Trump's and Cohen's lawyers, drags Hannity into the mix


Comey sent the Weiner letter because the NYC FBI Office was full of leaking Hillary Haters


Trump's companies have collected $15.1 million from his campaign and presidency


The investigation into Michael Cohen is a ‘second front’ in Trump's war with the law


Attorney for Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says Cohen performed secret legal work for Fox News commentator Sean Hannity


Commentary: James Comey seems like an honest man. But his memoir is a big mistake.


Fox News says Hannity has 'full support' amid backlash over Cohen


Sandy Hook Parents Have Just Hit Alex Jones With Defamation Lawsuits


Senate poised to allow Duckworth’s newborn on the floor


At Temple, a drive to engage students ahead of Pennsylvania primary, mid-terms: Mid-term elections are 'very important'


Meet the Russian-Owned Firm Creating an Army of Traveling ‘Proxies’: A former senior Russian intelligence official has created an American tech firm that pays people to go places and film things.


'Confused' UN envoy Nikki Haley hits back at White House


Bombshell: The Atlantic Has Probably Found The Reason Hannity Consulted Cohen And That Ain't All


Robert Mueller’s office issues rare public statement on Trump-Russia investigation


Sean Hannity’s former director helped launch a pro-Kremlin propaganda network — and fell in love with Putin


Former NSA analyst connects the dots between Sean Hannity, Julian Assange and Russian spies


House Republicans calling on Jeff Sessions to prosecute eight of Trump’s political foes


Trump squirming over Russia sanctions ties White House in knots


An Equal Say and An Equal Chance For All




LSSC Full Uncut Interview: James Comey


Trump Should Be Worried by Cohen Probe. Really Worried.  Federal prosecutors can dog him for the rest of his presidency, and he has no power to fire them.


Trevor Noah Has A Mind Blowing Theory About Sean Hannity: “I think it’s going to bust the Hannity-Michael Cohen story wide open.”


Meghan McCain berates James Comey to his face for not being more like J. Edgar Hoover


McConnell looks at longer workweeks for Senate to keep Dems from campaigning: report


Expect the Worst


Thieves in the suites


Jim Hightower: Everybody Does Better When Everybody Does Better.  How to build a Democratic Party for the future.


March Madness in the White House: A sampling of incidents gone down thus far in the White House March Madness.






Capital idea: Seize the oligarchs’ Manhattan penthouses


Kander Wants to Talk to Rural Iowa: Vet of Afghan war knows how to wow a crowd, sets sights on White House


GENE LYONS: Lock her up? No, but maybe shush her until Nov. 7


This Week on: ‘(US) House Makeover’


Forecasting the Midterm Elections in the Midwest


Labor Organizes a Congressional Win


Bush Is Gone, but the Neocons Are Back: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signals a coming confrontation with Iran.


Alt-right is dying, but powerful conservatives are mainstreaming its ideas: Even as the alt-right movement crumbles, conservative media works to normalize its noxious views


There’s Fake News on Your Television, Too


Trump unchained: After McCabe firing, he thinks he can do whatever he wants.  Trump’s puerile assault on McCabe suggests he’s feeling a rush of power — and road-testing a Mueller firing


Robert B. Reich: The menace of a mad king


A Better Target: the NRA


Sexual Exploitation and Corporate Power


Cambridge Analytica as the Matrix: Information Dominance and the Next Level of Fake News


On Russia, GOP Probers Looked the Other Way


Jamie Stiehm: Will Stormy Daniels, Robert Mueller Save U.S. from Donald Trump?


Ahoy America, give Trump a taste of his own medicine starting on Trump Imitation Day


Democrats should run on impeachment


What losing the Brooklyn Dodgers taught Bernie Sanders: A lesson about corporate greed and the power of ownership was instilled when the senator’s beloved team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.


HRC Exposes “The Real Mike Pence”—From Anti-LGBTQ Fanaticism to Assault on American Institutions


Smearing Robert Mueller: Sean Hannity and others are blaming the special counsel for one of the F.B.I.’s worst scandals. But there is no evidence to back up their charges.


DOJ gives Nunes access to document that launched FBI's Russia probe


Cambridge Analytica whistleblower to testify Wednesday to House Intel Democrats


Breaking: AG Schneiderman Moves To Change NY Law Regarding Presidential Pardons/Double Jeopardy


Explosive: The Russian mafia ran U.S. operations out of a club partially owned by Trump's 'lawyer'


Heitkamp becomes first Dem to back Pompeo for secretary of State


Behind James Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’


Federal judge finds Kris Kobach in contempt of court in voting rights case


Too Old For 2020? Trump, Biden, Bernie And The Politics Of Age


Senator Kamala Harris Interview on Stephen Colbert


Fox News’ Kremlin Ties Go Much Deeper Than Just Sean Hannity


RNC sending 'Lyin Lion' mascot to follow Comey around on book tour


National School Walkout on April 20 kicks off the next wave of gun control activism: Students across the country will protest on the 19th anniversary of Columbine.


The New Republic April Issue: The India Connection


Democratic Party sues Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging conspiracy to influence the 2016 election


Democratic Party files suit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 election


Tapes show Trump as the master of the long con


Sessions told White House that Rosenstein’s firing could prompt his departure, too


Manafort was under investigation because Mueller suspected he was Trump's back channel to Russia


Trump Skips Barbara Bush’s Funeral To Golf, Tweets As Melania Is Seated Next To Obama


Trump just plugged Mar-a-Lago in tweet about Barbara Bush‘s funeral


Get Yer Comey Memos Here


Commerce Chief Wilbur Ross Has Links to a Putin-Tied Firm, Reports Say


Letters From the April 30-May 7, 2018, Issue: Bills and strikes… Cold as ICE…


Here Are 10 Progressive Candidates We’re Keeping Our Eyes On for the Midterms: All promise not just a change in party, but an end to status-quo politics.


Stormy Daniels Going Public Is Pussy Grabbing Back: Could Donald Trump become a victim of his own licentiousness?


Why the Right Mocks the Parkland Survivors: The attacks on the Florida teens are designed to humiliate, threaten, and dehumanize.


Laura Ingraham Picks On Parkland High School Student


How the #NeverAgain Movement Is Disrupting Gun Politics: The gun-control movement has never been able to talk about race—until now.


Is Dutch Bad Boy Thierry Baudet the New Face of the European Alt-Right?  His apocalyptic rhetoric is a hit among voters anxious about national identity and suspicious of the EU.


Illinois man wanted in deadly Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; 4 dead


Neo-Nazi Counterprotesters Met by Aggressive Militarized Police Force in Georgia


FCC chairman Ajit Pai's choice for broadband adviser arrested and charged with fraud


What to do about Trump trolls.


Trump says he doesn’t think personal lawyer will ‘flip’


Here's the TV Clip That Sparked President Trump's Latest Twitter Tirade About 'Sleepy Eyes' Chuck Todd


Pope Francis: Helping Poor And Migrants Is ‘Equally Sacred’ As Fighting Abortion.  In a new apostolic exhortation, he called out those who consider the plight of migrants a “lesser issue.”


Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign for alleged 2016 election conspiracy


Russia says Trump invited Putin to U.S. during phone call


Cohen must file Fifth Amendment statement to slow Stormy Daniels case, judge says: Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, objected to the requested delay and said he was pleased with the outcome of the hearing.


In Comey memos, Trump fixates on ‘hookers,’ frets over Flynn


Enclosure: [Objections and Answers Respecting the Administration], [18 August 1792] {Alexander Hamilton on the danger of a demagogue. See sections 46 & 47}


Unnamed Republican congressman goes off in profane rant: 'We might as well impeach the *******


Cohen retreats, drops defamation suit as criminal investigation into him ramps up


Republican appointed to succeed lawmaker killed by drunk driver failed to disclose his own DUIs


James Comey's revenge tour proving he is not the noble upholder of justice he wants you to believe


Republican House candidate says if there's 'one more terrorist attack,' he'll win GOP nomination


Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologizes for claiming teacher walkout led to child rapes and poisonings


The words Hannity likely never uttered about Michael Cohen: 'In the interest of full disclosure ...'


Pulitzer-winning reporter David Cay Johnston: “The evidence suggests Trump is a traitor”.  Investigative reporter who has covered Trump for 30 years dares to imagine impeachment — and President Nancy Pelosi


Trump’s Resorts, the Trumpettes, and why the employees at Mar-a-Lago should start sending out their resumes.  No matter what happens, Trump’s businesses will fall like dominoes.


CIA chief met with sanctioned Russian spies, officials confirm


CIA wary of Pompeo’s interest in agency tied to Russia investigation: report


Obama More Admired Than Trump In Every Country Except Russia: Poll


Michigan Republican suggests 'another Kent State' for liberal protesters


Speaker Paul Ryan forces out the House chaplain, angers lawmakers: Members of both parties have expressed outrage about the move and hinted it could be tied to a prayer the chaplain made about the GOP tax bill.


Paul Ryan fires House chaplain, reportedly for being way too Christian


Resolution on Firing of Father Pat Conroy, House Chaplain (C-SPAN)


Secretly Taped Audio Reveals Democratic Leadership Pressuring Progressive to Leave Race


Flight records show Trump spent night in Russia, contradicting what he told Comey: report


Bars Can Boot Trump Supporters for Wearing MAGA Hats, Judge Rules: Greg Piatek tried to argue he was discriminated against based on his "closely held spiritual beliefs" for President Trump.


Lawyer who was said to have dirt on Clinton had closer ties to Kremlin than she let on


Russian lawyer who met with Trump campaign says she is a Kremlin 'informant'


Russian Lawyer Who Met With Kushner And Donald Jr. Says She’s A Kremlin ‘Informant’: Natalya Veselnitskaya, the attorney at the Trump Tower meeting, worked with the Kremlin’s prosecutor general.


Judge tosses Manafort lawsuit challenging Mueller's authority


Schiff on Intel report: GOP 'chose not to seriously investigate' collusion


Why the DNC Is Fighting WikiLeaks and Not Wall Street


Federal Agents Seized 16 Old Cellphones in the Michael Cohen Raids. Everybody’s Going to Jail


Who Is Scott Pruitt, REALLY?


Schiff: GOP 'refused' to issue subpoena for mystery Trump Jr. call


Fox News blacks out Mick Mulvaney’s admission that he sold access to lobbyists: Money talks.


BREAKING: Trump Jr. DID Indeed Meet With Russian Spy At Trump Tower (DETAILS)


Spinning the FBI Letter: Director James Comey's vague announcement sparks partisan distortions.


What’s A Former Senior Deutsche Bank Exec Doing Hanging Out With Michael Cohen?


Nunes blames ‘radical leftists’ for his failing re-election campaign


President Trump draws outrage after saying it was ‘tough’ to watch ‘too much’ of the Paralympics


Dennis Kucinich Electrifies Lakewood Democratic Club, But Richard Cordray Now Armed with Issues


Dennis Kucinich is Ohio’s progressive choice for governor


Liberal Legend Dennis Kucinich Pushes Universal Health Care


Dennis Kucinich Message For Young Progressives!


Green Party’s Jill Stein refuses to turn over campaign documents to Senate intel committee


Ex-CIA Director John Brennan just gave a rare, brutal smackdown to Trump on Twitter


Trump just demanded that a sitting Senator resign for a ludicrous reason


Critics just slammed Michelle Wolf over Sarah Huckabee Sanders roast. Wolf’s response is epic


Against Normalization: The Lesson of the “Munich Post”


Rachel Maddow just weighed in on Joy Reid controversy with epic response


Transcript: Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson on "Face the Nation," April 29, 2018


Trump to face protests during visit to Macomb County this week


Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is a ‘Liar’ Who Spews ‘Horseshit’ For Trump, GOP Strategist Says


Trump distances himself from his personal lawyer as probe moves forward


No, None of This Is Normal


Trey Gowdy Paid Off Benghazi Committee Whistle-Blower Using Public Funds


Trump campaign covered some of Cohen's legal costs: report


Scholar Reza Aslan explains why it’s time to treat Trump as an enemy of the state — before it’s too late


Pyrrhic Party: The Democratic Establishment’s War on Progressives.  The party’s antipathy for progressive candidates and ideas that seems to grow more conspicuous with each passing day.


GOP senators are freaking out about midterms because they realize they’ve done almost nothing for two years


Time for Washington to end the tradition of 'pay to play' politics


Senator Menendez (D-NJ) deserves to be censured


Bipartisan Senate bill to save taxpayers money and increase transparency reaches new record level of support


If Democrats Listened to Their Voters, They'd Be Moving Left: The Democratic base overwhelmingly supports progressive positions. It's time for the party to pay attention.


Mueller's former assistant says grammatical errors prove leaked questions came from Trump


Commentary: The double standards of the Mueller investigation (written by a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution)


House GOP chair calls for investigation into FBI’s Clinton Foundation probe


Pelosi Defends Democrat Caught Trying to Bully Progressive Out of Race


Macron thanks Australian leader's 'delicious wife'


Paul Ryan Warns If Republicans Lose House, Cover-ups Will End


Trump says Rudy Giuliani botched the Stormy Daniels reveal: ‘He started a day ago — he’ll get his facts straight’


Commentary: Trump spent his business career swindling people. Nothing's changed.


Is Trump Losing Control of His Narrative?


Mueller requests 70 blank subpoenas in Manafort case


Democrats: Don’t Take the Bait on Impeachment


Trump Claims Credit for ‘One Nation Under God,’ Which Started in 1954


Stormy Daniels' former manager cooperating with FBI


Rudy Giuliani says Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner is 'disposable,' warns against investigating Ivanka


Michael Caputo says 'it's clear' Mueller investigators focused on Russia collusion


Special counsel Robert Mueller focusing sharply on links between Trump confidant Roger Stone and former campaign official Rick Gates, sources say


DOJ gets wise to GOP effort to tip off trump on Mueller probe


Republican Richard Painter to run for Senate as Democrat to thwart Trump


U.S. judge says Mueller should not have 'unfettered power' in Russia probe


Russ Feingold on The Beat with Ari Melber: Trump's attacks on the constitution


Federal Appeals Court Gives Thumbs-Up To Revised Texas Voter ID Law: A lower court said the law was still discriminatory.


What's the longest war in American history? Fighting for the right to vote


House gives support to joining National Popular Vote compact


What we didn’t know about Trump on Election Day 2016


MAY 15, 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION: The battle of the 2018 midterms begins Tuesday, May 15, when registered Republicans and Democrats in Pennsylvania will choose their candidates


Fact-checking Claims about Robert Mueller’s FBI Past


Rudy Giuliani Made 'Hannity' Watchable


Obama, Bush to give eulogies at McCain's eventual funeral: report


Don’t Subpoena Testimony from the President


Tribune endorsements for Pennsylvania primary


Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal.  Israeli agency told to find incriminating material on Obama diplomats who negotiated deal with Tehran


Roseanne just launched a grotesque attack on Stormy Daniels. Daniels’ response is epic


16 Candidates To Run In Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District


CNN host uses 3,001 gumballs to represent Trump’s 'false or misleading statements'


Pamela Anderson just revealed Trump paid her $500 for a pathetic reason


Panel on Sanders struggles to maintain credibility amid Trump Scandals. @TiffanyDCross ‏#DonaldTrump


The Sphere of Influence: David Eisenhower, JD ’76, spent his formative years in the orbit of two presidents: his grandfather and his father-in-law. He tells us what he learned.


A View from the Bottom of Capitol Hill: In an institution that runs on political clout, Pedro Pierluisi, JD ’84, entered with precious little—not even a vote to cast—and 3.5 million Puerto Ricans counting on him.


Outside the Law: Bruce Mencher, BA ’57, JD ’60, spent four decades as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. But the greatest power, in his experience, wasn’t always the kind he wielded in the courtroom. 


How Trump’s fixer Michael Cohen built a shadowy business empire


Russian police detain more than 1,600 protesting Putin’s 4th presidential term


Illinois' Dark Money Politics Inspires New Media Company


Connecticut passes bill giving electoral votes to presidential candidate who wins popular vote


Billionaire Robert Mercer did Trump a huge favor. Will he get a payback?


Trump is desperately afraid of something in Michael Cohen's files—and it's not Stormy Daniels


A Soft-Power Superpower: The Elliott School’s Skip Gnehm, BA ’66, MA ’68, a former U.S ambassador in the Middle East, parses the state of America’s world influence.


Major court victory! FFRF saves N.J. taxpayers millions


FFRF to bible museum: Don’t bear false witness


Andrew Seidel: Museum fails to meet even low expectations


First-ever Congressional Freethought Caucus launched


At, we believe that our elected officials should put their constituents first, not their campaign contributors.


U.S. Senate — Senators’ PAC Fundraising in their current Election Cycles


Devin Nunes calls for John Kerry to be Arrested by the FBI: “Send in the G-Men” under the Logan Act


The long fall of Rudy Giuliani: From 9/11 to defending payoffs to a porn star


Russians Hack Home Internet Connections – Here's How to Protect Yourself


A megachurch pastor just went viral warning evangelicals that their Trump hypocrisy is “killing” their churches


Trump’s campaign chairman just pleaded guilty to underage sex trafficking charges

New research just answered the question of whether gun legislation saves lives once and for all


Giuliani Says Trump Would Not Have to Comply With Mueller Subpoena


The Iranian Nuclear Agreement – Another Example of Why Trump Is Unfit to Lead


Senate Intelligence panel to wrap up Russia probe in August


Firm Tied to Russian Oligarch Made Payments to Michael Cohen


John McCain: I gave Russia blackmail dossier on Trump to FBI


Trump: 'Everyone thinks' I deserve Nobel Prize


It Won’t Change a Thing In Regard to Mueller”: Why Schneiderman’s Fall Could Help Mueller


Congressional hopefuls make pitch at coalition's forum


AT&T confirms it paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s company


Trump and the Mosquito


Russian Leverage Over Trump Is Not Just a Theory. It’s Now Fact.


'I Was Aspiring to be Like My Grandmothers': How Paulette Jordan’s roots influenced her campaign to become the first Native American governor in the United States


In Conversation: Elizabeth Warren and Robert Reich


Millennials aren't satisfied with capitalism — and might prefer a socialist country, studies find


Trump official overseeing pandemic readiness exits


Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There by Rutger Bregman – review.  The Dutch historian’s blueprint for a liberal paradise is challenging in places but pure fantasy elsewhere


The anti-Obama: Trump's drive to destroy his predecessor's legacy.  From the Iran deal to TPP to climate change, ‘the whole thing that animates and unites his policy views is antipathy towards Obama’


Why China is a socialist country - China's theory is in line with Marx (but not Stalin)


Mueller reportedly investigating foreign-linked donors to Trump’s inaugural fund: The special counsel is looking at contributors tied to Russia, Qatar. Saudi-Arabia, and United Arab Emerits, ABC News says


Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani: How did New York City hatch this wretched pair?


DOJ won't give Congress memo about scope of Russia probe


Trump attacks stop after Avenatti revelation


Oligarch linked to Cohen payment was flagged by FBI for possible ties to Russian intelligence


DC Billboards Thrilling Tourists Sending GOP Into A Tizzy


Devin Nunes gets talked down from destroying US intelligence source—for now


House Republicans are literally trying to 'break' the law—as in cripple the DOJ and FBI


DHS head nearly resigns, not over cruel deportations, but over getting yelled at by Trump


AT&T Admits 'Mistake' In Hiring Trump Lawyer, Top Company Lobbyist Steps Down


It’s Time for Trump Voters to Face the Bitter Truth: Republicans elected a president who promised to take on D.C.—instead, Trump has presided over an extraordinary auction of access and influence.


BREAKING: Michael Avenatti Just Released Copy Of Legal Fees, Who’s Paying Them Will Make Trump Furious


Loyalty, unease in Trump’s Midwest: Voters gave Trump a chance. Some remain all in. Others have grown weary of the chaos.


How Russia-Obsessed Democrats Set the Stage for Trump’s Disastrous Violation of the Iran Deal: Leading Democrats have bundled their push for a tough stance on Russia with escalation towards Iran.


Say It Ain’t Joe: Why Anointing Biden for 2020 Is a Terrible Idea.  When will the Democrats learn that Americans don’t want centrism?


FBI Warned Of Russian Intelligence Links To Oligarch In Cohen Payment Allegation


AT&T CEO: We made 'big mistake' hiring Cohen, chief lobbyist out


Watchdog group wants DOJ to probe whether Trump lawyer violated lobbying laws


EXCLUSIVE: Special counsel probing donations with foreign connections to Trump inauguration


Lawmakers weigh Plan B to protect Mueller's work: Some on Capitol Hill are looking to make sure the special counsel's work lives on no matter what happens to the investigators.


Nielsen pushed by Trump tirade to brink of resignation: The Homeland Security secretary nearly quit after a Wednesday Cabinet meeting, according to a senior administration official.


First look: Mueller gains credibility among swing voters


Sudden Departure Of White House Global Health Security Head Has Experts Worried: Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer is among the departures since John Bolton became head of the National Security Council.