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Friday, March 23, 2018
Trump, Russia, Media

How A Porn Star And A Playboy Model Endanger Trump Politically

Which raises two key points about our politics right now: First, is it possible that the deep alienation from President Trump that has set in among female voters could continue to get even worse — particularly among the suburban and college-educated white women who are driving the Democratic resurgence.

March 23, 2018

Fox News Uses Trumpian Legal Tactics To Keep Bill O’Reilly’s Accusers Quiet

After O’Reilly told the Times he’s “vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity,” three of the women—Rachel Witlieb Bernstein, Andrea Mackris and Rebecca Gomez Diamond—filed a defamation suit against O’Reilly and the network in December.

March 22, 2018
cynthia nixon

‘Sex And The City’ Star Kicks Off NY Governor Campaign In Brooklyn

The 51-year-old celebrity turned novice politician, running to become the first woman and first openly gay governor of New York, donned an aquamarine blue sheath dress and chose a multicultural church to outline her left-leaning brand of Democratic politics.

March 21, 2018
Trump, Financial Disclosure

Trump’s 87 Judicial Nominees Include Zero Black Or Hispanic Women

Indeed, the most immediately obvious thing about his picks is how strikingly little diversity there is among them. Trump hasn’t found a single woman of color he deems qualified to sit on the federal bench. According to Pew Research, only 21 percent of Trump’s judges are women, and only 10 percent of Trump’s judges are nonwhite. Not one of his picks is a black or Hispanic woman.

March 21, 2018

Democrats’ Missing Voters: Young, Diverse, Working-Class (And Mostly Liberal)

But what the candidates stand for (and against) is arguably less important at this early juncture than the campaign strategies they choose to pursue. Here the choices facing Democratic voters are starker and simpler, driven less by personality and policy than by political calculation and the urgency of (re)defeating Trump.

March 19, 2018

Why The Stormy Daniels Case Matters

Further, the inept and dishonest way the White House and Trump’s personal lawyer have handled the matter underlines the many facts that establish this administration is a kakistocracy, a government of the venal, the corrupt and the incompetent. Instead of the best and the brightest, the Trump administration draws on the worst and the dullest.

March 15, 2018
white nationalists

White Nationalists Split In Extramarital Blowup

The 36-year-old Parrott recently learned Heimbach and his wife had been having an affair, which they insisted was over. Parrott’s wife and stepdaughter lured Heimbach to a setup at their Paoli trailer to see if he would agree to continue the affair, and Parrott and the stepdaughter waited outside and watched through a window.

March 15, 2018

Four Common Myths About Women’s Pay Gap

The existence of the gender pay gap is a well-documented fact. Respected institutions from the Pew Research Center to the Senate Joint Economic Committee confirm that American women make about 77 cents to the average man’s dollar. For women of color, the disparity is even steeper.

March 14, 2018
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka (R) listens during a news conference at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The Real Ivanka Drops That Little-Girl Voice And Curses, Loudly

Trump, the president’s eldest daughter, has a voice that’s an “octave” deeper when in private; vacillates between “defiant” and “lighthearted”; and curses like her father, President Donald Trump, and her husband and fellow senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner, according to the Washington Post’s interview published Sunday.

March 13, 2018

Stormy Daniels Outmaneuvers White House, Gives Trump Ultimatum

The Stormy Daniels hush money scandal isn’t going away. And now, it appears that the porn actor and her attorney have outmaneuvered the White House by giving Trump a new deadline to take action. This, while a potentially explosive Daniels interview with CNN’s Cooper Anderson for “60 Minutes” is looming on the horizon.

March 13, 2018

A New Lesson Plan In West Virginia

On the brink of victory, the crowd of teachers gathered in the West Virginia Capitol started singing the state anthem. Seeing so many people, of such a mix of ages and colors, swaying together as they belt out John Denver’s 1971 hit “Take Me Home, Country Roads” can make you believe we really are making progress in this country.

March 9, 2018

Mississippi Just Passed A Disastrous Anti-Abortion Bill In A Major Blow To Roe V. Wade

“The Legislature finds that the intentional commitment of [dilation and evacuation procedures] for nontherapeutic or elective reasons is a barbaric practice, dangerous for the maternal patient, and demeaning to the medical profession,” the bill states.

March 8, 2018
SD meets with Missouri governor

Indicted GOP Governor Now Under Investigation For Misusing Veterans Charity

Thinks keep getting worse and worse for Missouri’s embattled Republican governor Eric Greitens, as the state attorney general opens a completely new investigation — this one into improper political use of his veterans charity, The Mission Continues.

March 2, 2018

Trump’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct Called Out At CPAC

It was near the end of the Conservative Political Action Conference, at the end of four adulatory days on the Maryland shore, that President Trump received a rare dose of criticism from one of the conservative speakers on the main stage. The criticism, from writer Mona Charen, came during a panel titled “#UsToo: Left out by the Left.”

February 25, 2018

FBI Director Destroys White House Lie About Domestic Abuse Scandal

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) asked Wray for a timeline of the FBI’s revelations to the White House about the domestic abuse allegations. While Wray said he was unable to reveal the content of those investigations, he confirmed that the FBI submitted a partial report to the White House in March and then a completed report in July.

February 14, 2018

Defending Trump In Abuse Scandal, Mulvaney Lies Repeatedly

The White House sent senior advisers out to each of the five Sunday news shows this weekend in a desperate attempt to mitigate the damage from Trump’s embrace of Porter, and his own history of abuse. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tried attacking Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), while senior adviser Marc Short went after NBC News.

February 12, 2018
Republican Rand Paul

No Republicans, Wife-Beating Isn’t ‘Complicated’

Trump has gone out of his way to defend Rob Porter — despite photographic evidence of the violent abuse Porter inflicted on one of his ex-wives and testimony from another, as well as an ex-girlfriend — as well as former speechwriter David Sorensen.

February 12, 2018

Trump Tweets Unhinged Defense Of Domestic Abusers

A day after the second White House aide in one week resigned amid allegations of domestic abuse, Trump tweeted his concern about the accused — and remained silent on the plight of their alleged victims. “Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new,” Trump tweeted.

February 11, 2018

Fox News Executive VP Rails Against Diversity Of US Olympians: “Darker, Gayer, Different”

Moody decried the strides Team USA has made toward diversity of its athletes in a February 7 op-ed published on Though this is Team USA’s most diverse delegation of athletes ever, as The Washington Post reported, the U.S. Olympic Committee still has a lot of progress to make…

February 10, 2018

Trump’s Favorite General Is Imploding

Once, he was considered broadly by the press to be a nonpartisan steady hand who would clean up the White House and bring order to an administration that had none. But Kelly’s avid defense of Rob Porter following the story that he violently assaulted two ex-wives, and the subsequent controversy over what Kelly knew and when, has put his credibility and career on the line. The White House is in worse disarray than ever before.

February 9, 2018

Trump Accuser Joins Record Number Of Women Running For Office To Fight GOP

Rachel Crooks, who accused Trump of kissing her without her consent in the office building where she worked as a receptionist in 2005, has become that woman. A Democrat and first-time candidate, Crooks now joins the historic number of women lining up to challenge Trump’s Republican Party.

February 6, 2018
Pro-trump group, campaign finance

Trump Paid Former Porn Star $130k

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is a former adult-film star who allegedly had a sexual encounter with Trump. Clifford and Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen—a former attorney for the Trump Organization—arranged the $130,000 along with a nondisclosure agreement.

January 13, 2018
Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Sexual Assault Victims Will Face Down Trump At State Of The Union

Women who have been the victims of sexual assault and misconduct will face off with Donald Trump as he delivers his State of the Union, highlighting his retrograde approach to women and his own history of admitted assault.

January 11, 2018

Whoa, Oprah In 2020?

Oprah Winfrey’s rousing Golden Globes speech with its hopeful message, “a new day is on the horizon,” has lit up the internet with the #Oprah2020 hashtag and spontaneous expressions of support, as well as previews of how Republicans would go negative on her.

January 10, 2018

Another Top Male Media Figure Busted For Harassment

Steve Chaggaris, the political director for CBS News, was fired by the network after “accounts of inappropriate behavior” surfaced. In a statement, CBS News announced it had “severed ties with Mr. Chaggaris for violating company policy, effective immediately.”

January 5, 2018