Category: Politics

Trump dials up his unusual battle with the judiciary

Trump interpreted as biased a dissent from Sotomayor about his administration’s tendency to seek emergency interventions from the Supreme Court. He reminded Ginsburg of remarks she made about him as a candidate in 2016, for which she has expressed regret. His comments appeared to be based on a Fox News segment rather than a parsing […]

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One More Time: Another Professor Has Said The N-Word at the University of Oklahoma

Photo: Brett Deering (Getty Images) Alright y’all, I’m pretty certain that there has been a concerted effort by educators to make this the worst Black History Month of all time. The amount of head-assery that has occurred over the past 25 days has got your boy in disbelief. According to CNN, a professor at the […]

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How to watch the South Carolina Democratic debate

White House officials aren’t on the same page as top health officials. President Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday told CNBC there was basically nothing to worry about when it comes to the coronavirus’ effect on the U.S. “We have contained this. I won’t say [it’s] airtight, but it’s pretty close to airtight,” he […]

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Bernie Sanders Has Made a Hash of His Castro Flap

Earlier this week, after he’d become the presumptive frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders slipped and fell face-first on a series of comments he’d made when he was decades younger—and which, for some inexplicable reason, he decided to defend on his march to taking on Donald Trump for the presidency. Having previously offered qualified […]

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Live Blog: From Charleston, S.C., the Democratic Debate. What’s at Stake for Tonight’s Candidates?

Staff from CBS News make final preparations on the Democratic National Committee Debate stage in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 25, 2020.Photo: Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP) (Photo by LOGAN CYRUS/AFP via Getty Images CHARLESTON, S.C.—Greetings from South Carolina, where seven candidates for the Democratic nomination for president will try and convince voters in […]

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Trump slams Roger Stone juror right before she testifies at retrial request hearing

The forewoman of the jury that convicted President Donald Trump‘s longtime ally Roger Stone of multiple crimes last fall testified Tuesday at a hearing on whether a new trial should be granted in light of her social media posts that were critical of Trump,  and allegedly misleading answers she gave lawyers during jury selection. Tomeka Hart’s nearly hour-long appearance in U.S. District Court […]

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Johnson unveils major review of foreign and defence policy

Boris Johnson has unveiled a post-Brexit review of foreign and defence policy in an attempt to determine Britain’s national security strategy for the next five years. The six-month exercise is another step in the prime minister’s assertion of control following the controversial cabinet reshuffle, and comes amid growing cyber threats and uncertainty about the UK’s […]

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Florida Officer Who Detained a 6-Year-Old for Throwing a Tantrum Caught on Bodycam Bragging About Arrest: ‘Now She’s Broken the Record’

Screenshot: Orlando Sentinel The story told by police body cameras is even worse than the one initially reported last year, when school resource Officer Dennis Turner was fired for arresting 6-year-old Kaia Rolle for throwing a tantrum at her Orange County, Fla., charter school. The video, shared by Kaia’s family with the Orlando Sentinel on […]

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Activists Slam Trump’s Plan To Cut Public Out Of Environmental Review Process

The Trump administration has painted its proposed sweeping overhaul of one of America’s most important environmental laws as little more than a long-overdue effort to “streamline” a lengthy and burdensome federal permitting process so that the U.S. can swiftly build needed infrastructure.  But representatives of dozens of environmental justice, climate and conservation groups who traveled […]

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South Carolina debate could be Democratic rivals’ last chance to stop Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to the crowd during the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sean Rayford | Getty Images Democratic presidential contenders are facing what could be their last chance to halt an ascendant Sen. Bernie Sanders during the presidential debate […]

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Anybody But Bloomberg: New Yorkers of Color Pen Open Letter Rooting for Everybody Except Mike Bloomberg

Photo: George Frey (Getty Images) More than 90 New York activists, citizens, politicians, city officials, and religious leaders who survived the Bloomberg administration have united to pen an open letter in an attempt to shed light on “The Real Mike Bloomberg.” The missive from the group described as “New Yorkers of Color” is an appeal […]

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