Fact Check: Trump's Shaky Claims on Climate Accord. This is what emboldened white supremacists look like. It was a scene out of the darkest days of the civil rights movement.
They hate the US government, and they're multiplying: the terrifying rise of 'sovereign citizens' 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. The Comey Letter Probably Cost Clinton The Election. This is the tenth article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by most of the American media.
Hillary Clinton would probably be president if FBI Director James Comey had not sent a letter to Congress on Oct. 28. The letter, which said the FBI had “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation” into the private email server that Clinton used as secretary of state, upended the news cycle and soon halved Clinton’s lead in the polls, imperiling her position in the Electoral College. A clinical psychologist explains how Ayn Rand seduced young minds and helped turn the US into a selfish nation. The ‘Atlas Shrugged’ author made selfishness heroic and caring about others weakness.
Ayn Rand’s “philosophy” is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society….To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil.— Gore Vidal, 1961 Only rarely in U.S. history do writers transform us to become a more caring or less caring nation.
In the 1850s, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was a strong force in making the United States a more humane nation, one that would abolish slavery of African Americans. A century later, Ayn Rand (1905-1982) helped make the United States into one of the most uncaring nations in the industrialized world, a neo-Dickensian society where healthcare is only for those who can afford it, and where young people are coerced into huge student-loan debt that cannot be discharged in bankruptcy.
Former ‘First Grandma’ Marian Robinson caught up in another fake news hoax. Former First Grandma Marian Robinson just can’t catch a break from fake news.
First Michelle Obama’s mother was wrongly accused in fake stories of drawing a federal pension for taking care of grandchildren Sasha and Malia. Now she’s the victim of a new round of false reports that claim she’s being charged with a crime for doing so since former President Barack Obama left office. "Obama’s mother-in-law charged with larceny and fraud," reads the headline on several Internet posts that started appearing on or after March 16, 2017. All Health Care statements that are False.
President Donald Trump makes frequent false claims about matters big and small. US in the middle of a coup by Donald Trump -The Independent. The US is in the middle of a coup and hasn't realised, according to Michael Moore.
The filmmaker and journalist, who was one of the few famous people to publicly predict that Donald Trump would become President, has warned that the US state is being overthrown by Mr Trump and the people he has appointed to govern alongside him. Linking to a New York Times piece about the role of senior advisor Steve Bannon, he posted on Twitter: "If you're still trying to convince yourself that a 21st century coup is not underway, please, please snap out of it".
The controversial orders Donald Trump has already issued The article described how Mr Bannon, who until recently ran the far-right news site Breitbart News, had taken a major role in national security policy that usually would only be occupied by senior generals. That move was a major break with precedent and it and Mr Bannon himself have been credited with many of the extreme policy pronouncements coming from the White House in recent days. Trump "Considering" Intriguing New Way to Lie With Statistics. Aluxum/iStock Oh FFS: The Trump administration is considering changing the way it calculates U.S. trade deficits, a shift that would make the country’s trade gap appear larger than it had in past years, according to people involved in the discussions.
The leading idea under consideration would exclude from U.S. exports any goods first imported into the country, such as cars, and then transferred to a third country like Canada or Mexico unchanged, these people told The Wall Street Journal. “I’ve Got A Little List” – Indivisible Movement – Medium. An ambiguous public statement, of course, can serve as a dog-whistle to your supporters while giving you plausible deniability.
Ambiguous orders are even more useful: they put all of the details of what the orders actually mean in the hands of ground-level enforcers. This has several important benefits for autocrats: When rules are explicit, people can obey them. Donald Trump says he would like to 'hit' DNC speakers who disparaged him HE IS UNFIT! "They'd never recover," he said.
Trump often uses the term "hit" to mean verbally attack, rather than physical contact. The Republican nominee zoomed in on one speaker especially, though he didn't mention his name. Want Your Daughter to Succeed? Ban This Word in Your House. Sheryl Sandberg has toured the country speaking on women and leadership. In her talk, often on college campuses, she asks this of all the young men in the audience: "Raise your hand if you were ever called 'bossy' growing up. " About 10 percent of hands go up. When she does the same for young women, 90 percent of hands go up. This bears repeating: Over and over, at different colleges in different parts of the country, 90 percent of young women raise their hands when asked if they were called "bossy" as kids.
Why Virginia Disenfranchised Felons. Last Friday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe restored voting rights to more than 200,000 people with previous felony convictions. It’s a momentous stroke in both scope and effect; with an eye towards the 2016 races, The New York Times estimated its electoral impact as “small but potentially decisive.” But the significance of McAuliffe’s efforts goes far beyond a single election.
Clinton Email Scandal Falls Apart As State Dept. Says There Was No Policy Against Private Email. The Republican Hillary Clinton email scandal is falling apart as the State Department confirmed that there was no policy against Clinton using private email. Video: On CNN’s New Day, State Department spokesman John Kirby said, “We have said in the past, Chris that there was no policy prohibiting the use of a private email account here at the State Department, and that is still a fact. Now, obviously, we have policies in place now that highly discourage that, and you are supposed to use your government account so that there is a constant, permanent record of it, but at the time she was not violating policy….I can tell you that there was no prohibition for her use of this, and we’ve since changed the policy to discourage that greatly, and in fact, the policy is that you have to use your government account for business.”