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The Trump administration plans to gut food stamps, hitting red states hardest

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO GUT FOOD STAMPS, HITTING RED STATES HARDEST

President Donald Trump's latest attack on working families will hit especially hard in the states that voted for him: More than half...

 
 
 
It wasn't a debate, but CNN's 7-hour climate forum laid bare key differences between Democrats

IT WASN'T A DEBATE, BUT CNN'S 7-HOUR CLIMATE FORUM LAID BARE KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DEMOCRATS

CNN's seven-hour town hall on the climate crisis wasn't the debate many activists have spent months calling for. But Wednesday night's...

Trump's Fox & Friends pals finally concede Mexico ain't paying for that wall

TRUMP'S FOX & FRIENDS PALS FINALLY CONCEDE MEXICO AIN'T PAYING FOR THAT WALL

President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was centered on one grand campaign promise: he would build a massive wall along the entire southern...

 
 
 
To build Trump's border wall, Pentagon will divert funds from military schools and day cares

TO BUILD TRUMP'S BORDER WALL, PENTAGON WILL DIVERT FUNDS FROM MILITARY SCHOOLS AND DAY CARES

President Donald Trump, despite his empty claims that he's the most pro-military president “ever,” is preparing to drain funds from...

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO GUT FOOD STAMPS, HITTING RED STATES HARDEST

President Donald Trump's latest attack on working families will hit especially hard in the states that voted for him: More than half...

 
 
 

KRISTEN STEWART'S EXPERIENCE IS EMBLEMATIC OF LGBTQ PEOPLE'S STRUGGLES IN HOLLYWOOD

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar UK, actor Kristen Stewart, who has been romantically linked to model Stella Maxwell since 2017,...

BORIS JOHNSON'S BREXIT PLANS HAVE BEEN DERAILED, THANKS TO MEMBERS OF HIS OWN PARTY

Before Tuesday, it was unlikely that too many people outside his constituency of Bracknell in Berkshire, England, would have heard...

 
 
 

TEXAS CONGRESSMAN'S RETIREMENT POINTS TO A TOUGH 2020 FOR HOUSE REPUBLICANS

Rep. Bill Flores became the fifth Texas Republican this term to announce he will not seek reelection as a growing number of longtime...

DAN CRENSHAW IS WORRIED THAT UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS MIGHT KEEP HIM FROM ARMING HIS FRIENDS

Rep. Dan Crenshaw , an NRA-backed gun-rights advocate, dismissed calls for universal background checks even after a mass shooting in...

 
 
 
Hurricane Dorian's nightmarishly slow pace is linked to climate change

HURRICANE DORIAN'S NIGHTMARISHLY SLOW PACE IS LINKED TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Hurricane Dorian's historic destruction in the Bahamas earlier this week is already emerging as the latest example of a disconcerting...

NRA MELTS DOWN OVER WALMART DECISION TO REDUCE ITS AMMO SALES

Weeks after two deadly shootings in their stores, Walmart announced Tuesday that it would stop selling ammunition for assault-style...

 
 
 

HOUSE DEMOCRATS TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO DONALD TRUMP'S INVOLVEMENT IN HUSH-MONEY PAYMENTS

For all his talk about hiring the best people, a remarkable number of Donald Trump's former campaign and White House staff have already...

Native votes went missing in North Carolina. Tribal leaders vow that won't happen again next week

NATIVE VOTES WENT MISSING IN NORTH CAROLINA. TRIBAL LEADERS VOW THAT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN NEXT WEEK

Native American voting groups have made it their mission over the years to get as many of their members to the polls as possible. That...

 
 
 

AFTER 9 MONTHS WITHOUT PAY, JAMAICAN WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM GOES ON STRIKE

This summer, the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica made history when they became the first Caribbean team to play in the Women's Word Cup. Though...

MITCH MCCONNELL SUGGESTS TRUMP CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO MEAN WHAT HE SAYS ON GUNS

In the wake of another series of mass shootings, President Donald Trump has repeatedly waffled and wavered on whether to take any action...

 
 
 

HOUSE DEMOCRATS WILL CONSIDER BILL TO BLOCK HUD RULE ALLOWING ANTI-TRANS SHELTER DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is set to move forward with a proposed rule change that would essentially allow...

How ‘Straight Pride' parades like the one in Boston today mask a far-right agenda

HOW ‘STRAIGHT PRIDE' PARADES LIKE THE ONE IN BOSTON TODAY MASK A FAR-RIGHT AGENDA

During Pride Month, an organization with ties to violent hate groups, Super Happy Fun America, announced it would host a Straight Pride...

 
 
 

BLACK KIDS IN MISSOURI ARE BEING SHOT DOWN IN UNSPEAKABLE NUMBERS

One headline tells of a “Troubling rise of gun violence St. Louis, Kansas City.” Another reads , “St. Louis hopes $100,000 reward will...

JUSTICE COMES FOR THE CORRUPT DEA AGENT WHO TRIED TO SET UP RAPPER SCARFACE

A drug enforcement task force operating along the Gulf of Mexico became a rip-and-run criminal enterprise over a seven-year period,...

 
 
 



Another man is arrested in probe of Giuliani associates

Another man is arrested in probe of Giuliani associates

NEW YORK - A Florida man wanted in a campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani is in federal custody after flying Wednesday to Kennedy Airport in New York... Read more ...

General Motors, United Auto Workers reach tentative deal to end 31-day strike

General Motors, United Auto Workers reach tentative deal to end 31-day strike

General Motors and the United Auto Workers on Wednesday reached a tentative settlement to end a strike that has dragged on for 31 days, Read more ...

'Wheel of Fortune' contestant uses his intro to say he's trapped in a...

'Wheel of Fortune' contestant uses his intro to say he's trapped in a loveless marriage

Can I get a D-I-V-O-R-C-E? Read more ...

'Our family is devastated': 2 teens dead after fiery crash sends SUV...

'Our family is devastated': 2 teens dead after fiery crash sends SUV tumbling from overpass

A 15-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy died in the New York crash. Read more ...

GM and the UAW have a tentative contract to end what has been its longest...

GM and the UAW have a tentative contract to end what has been its longest strike in decades

The United Auto Workers and General Motors have reached a tentative agreement for a new, four-year contract. GM's nearly 50,000 hourly workers have been on strike for almost... Read more ...

Yankees-Astros ALCS Game 4 postponed to Thursday due to rain

Yankees-Astros ALCS Game 4 postponed to Thursday due to rain

Major League Baseball has postponed Wednesday's scheduled Game 4 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Astros with the forecast calling for heavy rain in the New York area. The... Read more ...

Nationals head to first ever World Series after sweeping of Cardinals

Nationals head to first ever World Series after sweeping of Cardinals

For the first time in 86 years, a team from the nation's capital is heading to the World Series. Read more ...

Cuomo signs law closing ‘double jeopardy loophole' for presidential pardons

Cuomo signs law closing ‘double jeopardy loophole' for presidential pardons

New York State prosecutors may now bring charges against individuals who get presidential pardons from a president they are closely connected to, thanks to legislation signed... Read more ...

Police say Iowa student used 'Superbad' fake ID

Police say Iowa student used 'Superbad' fake ID

A 20-year-old man who police said was in a downtown Iowa City bar was apparently carrying a fake driver's license featuring the likeness of a movie character. Read more ...

The T-Mobile and Sprint merger has been approved by the FCC

The T-Mobile and Sprint merger has been approved by the FCC

The merger was first announced in April 2018. What you need to know The FCC voted to approve the T-Mobile and Sprint merger on October 16, 2019. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has... Read more ...