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Americans in danger of losing 640m acres of national land. The rancher came roaring up on a four-wheeler.

Americans in danger of losing 640m acres of national land

“Hey, you,” he shouted. “You’re trespassing!” This was deep in the middle of Wyoming. Fact Check: Trump's Shaky Claims on Climate Accord click 2x. Now Playing: Ramifications of Trump Climate Move Meteorologist Kait Parker explains what ramifications the withdrawal of the Paris Climate agreement could have on this planet.

Fact Check: Trump's Shaky Claims on Climate Accord click 2x

Announcing that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump misplaced the blame for what ails the coal industry and laid a shaky factual foundation for his decision. China Detains Rights Monitor Investigating Ivanka Trump Shoe Factory - WSJ. Putin Used Bots, Professional Trolls, And Wikileaks To Move An Election. Clapper: Russia 'absolutely' meddled in the 2016 election. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Clapper: Russia 'absolutely' meddled in the 2016 election

Clapper: Russia 'absolutely' meddled in the 2016 election By Eugene Scott, CNN Updated 8:52 AM ET, Tue May 30, 2017. Montana assault breeds 'frightening' talk of violence against journalists. The Guardian has received a steady stream of correspondence from across the US in the wake of this week’s news of a Guardian reporter being body-slammed by Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate who then went on to win the state’s only House seat.

Montana assault breeds 'frightening' talk of violence against journalists

Some of the emails expressed horror and shame over the assault on Ben Jacobs in which he was thrown to the ground and punched. But the digital mailbag to our opinion section also contained comments of a very different nature. Take the email from Mary from Montana with the subject line: “You sissy, Ben Jacobs.” In the body of the text, she wrote: “I was raised in an orphanage ... and broke other kids glasses; it’s part of living and surviving with jerks like you in the world.”

Then there was the offering from Mark from Pennsylvania, who declared that it was “great your reporter got body slammed. For females and the young, killing your abuser not viewed "stand your ground" GoFundMe Bresha Meadows, a 15-year-old Ohio girl charged with aggravated murder for killing her allegedly abusive father, entered a plea deal on Monday after nearly 10 months in juvenile detention.

For females and the young, killing your abuser not viewed "stand your ground"

In return for a plea of “true,” the juvenile version of “guilty,” Meadows got her charges knocked down to involuntary manslaughter and what could have been a multi-year jail sentence reduced to a year and a day in jail, six months in residential treatment, and two years of probation. The sentence includes time served, so Meadows has just two months left in detention before entering treatment. Trump's infrastructure proposal: Let Wall Street run everything. George Frey/Getty Images As recently as Monday, few campaign promises looked deader than Donald Trump’s trillion-dollar infrastructure plan.

Trump's infrastructure proposal: Let Wall Street run everything.

Henry Grabar is a staff writer for Slate’s Moneybox. How dead? So dead that the market for municipal bonds, which had cratered in the two weeks after election day, had come crawling back as bond-buyers realized that no big plans were afoot. “Investors are less optimistic that the administration will implement its pro-growth agenda that includes hefty spending on infrastructure at the state and local level and tax reform,” the Financial Times wrote last week. Jared Kushner’s life as a predatory capitalist. Dominique A.

Jared Kushner’s life as a predatory capitalist.

Pineiro/DoD via Getty Images It’s a common observation that poverty is expensive. That living on the margins—or close to them—means higher costs for basic necessities like housing, food, and transportation. GOP Leads Efforts to Pass State Laws It Says Protect Free Speech - WSJ. Paul Ryan's Pants on Fire claim on Air Force pilots forced to scrounge for airplane parts in museums. Lauding Republican legislation that would increase defense spending, U.S.

Paul Ryan's Pants on Fire claim on Air Force pilots forced to scrounge for airplane parts in museums

House Speaker Paul Ryan attacked former President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress, charging they had put the military in a "readiness crisis. " And he made a claim -- about the Air Force and museums, of all things -- that we want to check. "Under President Obama, Democrats insisted that an increase in defense spending be tied to an equal increase in non-defense spending," the Wisconsin Republican said at a news conference on May 2, 2017. By firing James Comey, Trump is continuing the work Putin started. A brazen attack on the rule of law.

By firing James Comey, Trump is continuing the work Putin started

There is no other way to describe Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey. Recalling the dismissal of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, Democratic senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania rightly called the act “Nixonian”. But it is more than that. Russia’s criminal interference in our presidential election represents one of the great scandals in our history. Whether there was actual collusion between the Russians and members of Trump’s election team is, at present, impossible to say.

We do know that the FBI had sufficient concerns to launch a probe. Whether Flynn acted on his own renegade initiative or at the behest of Trump is just one of the many questions that remain unanswered. The reasons given for Comey’s dismissal fail the straight-face test. The play is too clever by a half. Some States Spend Billions on Economic Tax Incentives for Little or No Return. By one estimate, state and local governments spend at least $45 billion a year on tax breaks and other incentives to lure or keep job-producing businesses and plants in their jurisdictions.

Some States Spend Billions on Economic Tax Incentives for Little or No Return

New York, for example, plows billions of dollars into the Empire State Development Corp. and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature Start-Up NY program. For more than three decades, Florida has offered an array of tax incentives to businesses that locate, invest, and hire in the state’s distressed areas through an initiative called the Enterprise Zone Program. Related: The Growing Funding Gap for State Pensions Puts Millions at Risk. Raul Labrador's claim that no one dies from lack of health care access: Pants on Fire. What Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, told a restive town hall audience in Lewiston, Idaho, was destined to go viral. And it did. At the May 5, 2017, event, questioners asked the congressman about the Republicans’ vote the previous day on a major health care overhaul that would roll back many aspects of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, including limits on expanding Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor.

Trump Nominates Ten To Federal Courts. President Trump has a large number of judicial vacancies to fill, since Senate Republicans held up President Barack Obama's nominees. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Trump has a large number of judicial vacancies to fill, since Senate Republicans held up President Barack Obama's nominees. President Trump is moving quickly to put his personal stamp on the federal courts. Walking In Their Footsteps At A Former Japanese Internment Camp : Code Switch. The Manzanar cemetery includes a white obelisk monument in the midst of a wide clearing, making it feel lonely. Melissa Hung for NPR hide caption toggle caption Melissa Hung for NPR From the car seat, the toddler, almost three years old, asked his parents what we were doing.

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Money RULES Politics. Politics Of Respectability And A Dragged Passenger. Demonstrators protest United Airlines at O'Hare International Airport on April 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was in response to airport police officers physically removing passenger Dr. David Dao from his seat and dragging him off the airplane, after he was requested to give up his seat for United Airline crew members on a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky Sunday night. Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption. Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy. Three weeks ago, around a quarter of the American population elected a demagogue with no prior experience in public service to the presidency.

In the eyes of many of his supporters, this lack of preparation was not a liability, but a strength. Unarmed. Not wearing a seatbelt. Running away. Police are more likely to shoot if you’re black. In the past three years, police shootings have sparked an unprecedented series of protests across the country. Congress considers making it illegal to protect consumer privacy. “When you go online you reveal a tremendous amount of private information about yourself,” wrote the Electronics Frontier Foundation (EFF). “What you browse, what you purchase, who you communicate with—all reveal something personal about you.” A $15 tax bill nearly cost a family their home. With Trump, it would have.

When Paula and Joe Frye found their home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, listed for sale, they were shocked. Donald Trump is coming for your Social Security: How the GOP plans a bait and switch to cut taxes — and pensions. Trump Russia dossier key claim 'verified'. Donald Trump Cuts Library Funding - Institute of Museums and Library Services FundingCut. Presidential Travel Costs: Obama vs. Trump [OC] : dataisbeautiful. These are the 24 Senators that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your private internet history. Sanders: GOP health care plan gives wealthiest a $275 billion tax break.

Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., put a different spin on the Republican House’s plan to overhaul the health care system. Speaking on MSNBC, Sanders said the House plan isn’t really a health care plan at all. It’s a tax cut package, he says, that overwhelmingly helps the wealthy. Google’s featured snippets are worse than fake news.

Peter Shulman, an associate history professor at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, was lecturing on the reemergence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s when a student asked an odd question: Was President Warren Harding a member of the KKK? Shulman was taken aback. UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world. The idea that pesticides are essential to feed a fast-growing global population is a myth, according to UN food and pollution experts. A new report, being presented to the UN human rights council on Wednesday, is severely critical of the global corporations that manufacture pesticides, accusing them of the “systematic denial of harms”, “aggressive, unethical marketing tactics” and heavy lobbying of governments which has “obstructed reforms and paralysed global pesticide restrictions”. True cost of Louisiana Purchase was theft of Indigenous people's lands. Wikimedia Commons/White House Historical Association.

Reports: GOP Obamacare replacement plans provide less financial assistance. Plan a Protest, Lose Your House: Arizona Senate Passes SB 1142 Charging 'Provocateurs' With Racketeeing. It’s Ayn Rand’s America now: Republicans have stripped the country of its last shred of morality. Column: This is what happens when you take Ayn Rand seriously. Revealed: how US billionaire helped to back Brexit. I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.

U.S. Allies Conduct Intelligence Operation Against Trump Staff and Associates, Intercepted Communications. House Overturns Rule Restricting Gun Sales To the Severely Mentally Ill. Trump OKs Wall street to do anything they want. White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency. Trump’s proposed NOAA cuts threaten national security. Trump’s First Test on Taxes - BillMoyers.com. A sobering look at what Betsy DeVos did to education in Michigan — and what she might do as secretary of education. Do Oil Companies Really Need $4 Billion Per Year of Taxpayers’ Money? Dear team Trump, 'alternative facts' are lies.

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Without a hint of irony, McConnell decries high court obstructionism. "There Are No Such Things As Facts" Says Trump Surrogate On NPR. Constitution? Ignore it! Opinion: Why Trump's Ties To Anti-Vaccine Kennedy Infuriate Even The Nicest Doctors. Comparing Presidential Administrations by Arrests and Convictions: A Warning for Trump Appointees. Voter ID Laws/Republican voter rights fraud is losing - so far. Radical Efforts to End Homelessness: Old, Sick, and on the Street. Trump lies aside -US prison population falling as crime rates stay low. Harry Reid says FBI Chief Comey hid information on Russian hacking, should resign. War With Russia Isn't The Issue. Treason Is. This is what happens when Donald Trump attacks a private citizen on Twitter. 'FGM happened to me in white, midwest America' Trumped Up. Ronald Reagan’s shameful legacy: Violence, the homeless, mental illness.

Ronald Reagan and The Great Social Security Heist : FedSmith.com. The Surprising Truth About Sniffer Dogs. Koch brothers attempt to destroy roof-top solar in Florida. The $100bn gold mine and the West Papuans who say they are counting the cost. Leaked documents reveal secretive influence of corporate cash on politics.

Vote fraud = Vote Suppression

Why We Ask to See Candidates’ Tax Returns. The George W. Bush White House ‘Lost’ 22 Million Emails. Do Not Resist Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Documentary. Torture aftermath. 6 witnesses corraborate Trump sexual assault. Secret Money Floods Judicial Elections. Immigrants Don’t Steal Jobs or Wages. Billionaires Do. Wolfowitz wrongly says Germany, France thought Iraq had WMD. Typecast as a terrorist. Lehman Bankruptcy, Senator Warren Calls for IG Review of DOJ's Failed Response to Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Referrals. How the Trump Organization's Foreign Business Ties Could Upend U.S. National Security. 10 Ways Local Police Are Spying on Your Community – Medium. Who’s Behind the Right-Wing Assault on Public Universities? The human toll of America's public defender crisis. 10 Ways Manipulators Use Emotional Intelligence for Evil (and How to Fight Back)

The Dumbed Down Democracy. A State-by-State List of the Lies Abortion Doctors Are Forced to Tell Women. 19 Senators Expose 'Web of Denial' Blocking Action on Climate Change - EcoWatch. Senators Explain How Fossil Fuel Groups Use Media To Spread Denial And Thwart Climate Action. Border Patrol Checkpoints within US states. Gun Deaths In America. 7 papers, 4 government inquiries, 2 news investigations and 1 court ruling proving voter fraud is mostly a myth. What Could Go Wrong With Asking Teachers To Monitor Kids for ‘Extremist’ Beliefs? We’re Helping Deport Kids to Die. Here they are, the ‘enemies of equality’ for LGBT Americans. Who Benefits Most From Housing Subsidies? The Wealthy. The Prosecutors Who Aim to Kill. How the Carried-Interest Loophole Makes the Super-Rich Super-Richer. Pants on Fire: Trump lawyer tweets meme accusing Clinton of murder.