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Former Neo-Nazi Comes Out As Gay, Reveals Jewish Heritage

A white supremacist on Tuesday revealed his Jewish heritage and that he identified as gay as he departs the far-right movement. Kevin Wilshaw, who served as a Neo-Nazi and National Front organizer for several years, opened up about his violent past during an appearance on Channel 4 News in the U.K.

October 19, 2017

Sen. Wyden Calls For Improved Security Standards For Voting Machines

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) wants to ensure that secure voting systems are in place both for upcoming state elections and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election and he is trying to do so by ensuring that the voting machines used for elections follow cybersecurity protocols.

October 4, 2017

NSA Previously Warned Kushner, Trump Aides Against Using Personal Email

In the briefings, NSA officials said cyber criminals could use sophisticated malware to turn personal gadgets into listening devices, or take photos and videos without the user knowing about it. Foreign spies could also transfer stolen data via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the NSA reportedly warned.

October 1, 2017
Senate Health Bill

The GOP’s Favorite Tactic For Keeping Corporate Lobbying Secret

In the waning years of the Obama presidency, Democratic lawmakers and good-government groups seemed optimistic that the administration would enact rules forcing companies to disclose more of their political spending. Despite Obama’s stated support for increased transparency in political spending, though, the rules were never implemented — and now Republicans are quietly continuing their practice of…

July 15, 2017

Mosul Liberated From ISIS Control, Says Iraqi Prime Minister

“Al-Abadi said the battle is settled and the remaining pockets of ISIS are encircled in the last inches of the city. It is a matter of time before we declare to our people the great victory,” Abadi’s media office said in a statement. A day after al-Habadi arrived in the city to congratulate the forces, the troops Monday pushed to retake the last patch of ground in Old City, west of Tigris river, multiple reports said.

July 10, 2017

Can Republicans Repeal Obamacare And Not Replace It?

After failing to bring the Senate to a vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week, Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have argued that the best path forward is to repeal Obamacare now and then delay replacing the legislation until a later date.

July 2, 2017
Businessman David Koch arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York in this May 5, 2014 file photo. The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, the most powerful conservative mega donors in the United States, will not use their $400 million political arsenal to block Republican front-runner Donald Trump's path to the presidential nomination, a spokesman told Reuters on March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files

The Koch Brothers Want To Rewrite The Constitution. They May Succeed.

According to Article V of the Constitution, just two thirds (34) of the 50 state legislatures need to call for a convention for the purposes of “proposing constitutional amendments” (no governor’s signature is required). Those amendments would then need to be ratified by three quarters of the states, currently 38, to become law. But beyond those very basic requirements, nobody knows what the rules for a convention would be, since one hasn’t occurred since the original in 1787.

June 15, 2017

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain Boycott Qatar

The rift between Qatar and the gulf nations continue to grow deeper as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt announced, Monday that they would be severing all diplomatic ties with the Arab nation.

June 5, 2017
Mike Pence, Obamacare, ACA

Mike Pence’s Commencement Speech Boycotted By Notre Dame Students

The commencement speech was originally supposed to be delivered by President Donald Trump, making him the seventh POTUS (President of the United States) to do so in the history of the university.

May 22, 2017
Roger Stone

Trump’s Former Ally Roger Stone Slams President Over Saudi Visit

President Donald Trump’s one time campaign adviser and longtime confidante Roger Stone criticized the president’s meeting with the Saudi leaders Saturday and said the royal reception Trump received in Riyadh, including the country’s highest civilian honor as vomit inducing.

May 21, 2017
Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations, answers questions during a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, California July 24, 2006. Picture taken July 24, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo

Remembering Roger Ailes At Fox News During The 2000 Presidential Election

He will be remembered by journalism ethicists as the poster boy for conflict of interest. But of Ailes’ many departures from journalistic norms of impartiality, the most egregious was his hiring of a cousin of presidential candidate George W. Bush during the 2000 election.

May 18, 2017

Consumers Are Losing Confidence In Data Privacy, Healthcare, Car Safety

Americans have grown more pessimistic in recent months as consumers, with new concerns about access to healthcare, data privacy and security and the government’s ability to regulate safety standards in the automotive industry, according to a survey conducted by Consumer Reports.

May 14, 2017

Trump Appointee Could Open Federal Land To Oil And Gas Companies

President Donald Trump is appointing an oil and gas industry lobbyist to help run the Interior Department — just as the agency is facing criticism from a federal watchdog over the ways it helps fossil fuel firms evade environmental rules.

May 11, 2017

Trumpcare Would Give Rich Republican Politicians A Tax Break

To help pay for coverage, the original Affordable Care Act in 2013 implemented a Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT), which slapped a 3.8 percent tax on investment income for the wealthiest Americans. The tax covers couples making over $250,000 a year and single people making over $200,000 a year, so not many people end up paying it: only 3.4 million out of 147 million tax returns filed in 2014 paid the tax, or 2.3 percent of all filers, according to the Center for Tax Justice.

May 4, 2017
People gathered in The Churchill Tavern, a British themed bar, react as the BBC predicts Britain will leave the European Union, in Manhattan. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Bloodbath In Global Markets After Brexit

In less than half hour of opening, the FTSE 100 Index in London fell from 1.4 percent lower to about 8 percent down. The DAX Index in Germany also fell on opening by over 10 percent, but recovered somewhat to 8.5 percent lower over the next half hour, while the CAC 40 in France opened about 7.5 percent lower and fell further to about 8.5 percent lower in 30 minutes.

June 24, 2016
Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren Is Now A Comic Book Hero

The Massachusetts senator plays the title role in “Female Force: Elizabeth Warren,” which chronicles her journey from a working-class upbringing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to becoming Wall Street’s biggest foe in Washington, D.C.

April 18, 2016

Israelis Strike Gaza Strip After Rocket Lands Across Border

Israeli aircraft struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip Sunday night, hours after a rocket fired from the territory exploded in Israel, the military told the Times of Israel.

December 13, 2015

Sixth Terror Suspect Charged In Belgium

The charges come after weeks of raids in both France and Belgium as security officials have conducted massive manhunts to bring the individuals responsible for planning and carrying out the bloody massacre into custody.

November 27, 2015

Attacks Against Planned Parenthood Have Long History

The organization has faced attacks and arson since the 1980s. Here’s a look at some of the violent attacks the organization and healthcare providers have faced over the years.

November 27, 2015

Trump Statement On Muslims Cheering 9/11 Draws Outrage

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s insistence that he saw Muslims cheering on 9/11 has drawn criticism for being inaccurate, and for politicizing an already emotional topic for Muslims in the U.S.

November 22, 2015

Sharing The Pain

Paris’ famed Notre Dame cathedral hosted thousands of people Sunday night for a memorial service honoring the at least 129 people killed in gun and bombing attacks carried out Friday in two Paris districts by the Islamic State group.

November 15, 2015

‘They’ve Had No Impact Whatsoever’

David Duke, perhaps the world’s most well-known former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, called this week’s release of names purported to be members of the infamous hate group an “enormous failure” because the Klan is “irrelevant these days.”

November 8, 2015