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The Trump administration plans to gut food stamps, hitting red states hardest

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO GUT FOOD STAMPS, HITTING RED STATES HARDEST

President Donald Trump's latest attack on working families will hit especially hard in the states that voted for him: More than half...

 
 
 
It wasn't a debate, but CNN's 7-hour climate forum laid bare key differences between Democrats

IT WASN'T A DEBATE, BUT CNN'S 7-HOUR CLIMATE FORUM LAID BARE KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DEMOCRATS

CNN's seven-hour town hall on the climate crisis wasn't the debate many activists have spent months calling for. But Wednesday night's...

Trump's Fox & Friends pals finally concede Mexico ain't paying for that wall

TRUMP'S FOX & FRIENDS PALS FINALLY CONCEDE MEXICO AIN'T PAYING FOR THAT WALL

President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was centered on one grand campaign promise: he would build a massive wall along the entire southern...

 
 
 
To build Trump's border wall, Pentagon will divert funds from military schools and day cares

TO BUILD TRUMP'S BORDER WALL, PENTAGON WILL DIVERT FUNDS FROM MILITARY SCHOOLS AND DAY CARES

President Donald Trump, despite his empty claims that he's the most pro-military president “ever,” is preparing to drain funds from...

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO GUT FOOD STAMPS, HITTING RED STATES HARDEST

President Donald Trump's latest attack on working families will hit especially hard in the states that voted for him: More than half...

 
 
 

BORIS JOHNSON'S BREXIT PLANS HAVE BEEN DERAILED, THANKS TO MEMBERS OF HIS OWN PARTY

Before Tuesday, it was unlikely that too many people outside his constituency of Bracknell in Berkshire, England, would have heard...

TEXAS CONGRESSMAN'S RETIREMENT POINTS TO A TOUGH 2020 FOR HOUSE REPUBLICANS

Rep. Bill Flores became the fifth Texas Republican this term to announce he will not seek reelection as a growing number of longtime...

 
 
 

DAN CRENSHAW IS WORRIED THAT UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS MIGHT KEEP HIM FROM ARMING HIS FRIENDS

Rep. Dan Crenshaw , an NRA-backed gun-rights advocate, dismissed calls for universal background checks even after a mass shooting in...

NRA MELTS DOWN OVER WALMART DECISION TO REDUCE ITS AMMO SALES

Weeks after two deadly shootings in their stores, Walmart announced Tuesday that it would stop selling ammunition for assault-style...

 
 
 

HOUSE DEMOCRATS TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO DONALD TRUMP'S INVOLVEMENT IN HUSH-MONEY PAYMENTS

For all his talk about hiring the best people, a remarkable number of Donald Trump's former campaign and White House staff have already...

Native votes went missing in North Carolina. Tribal leaders vow that won't happen again next week

NATIVE VOTES WENT MISSING IN NORTH CAROLINA. TRIBAL LEADERS VOW THAT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN NEXT WEEK

Native American voting groups have made it their mission over the years to get as many of their members to the polls as possible. That...

 
 
 

AFTER 9 MONTHS WITHOUT PAY, JAMAICAN WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM GOES ON STRIKE

This summer, the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica made history when they became the first Caribbean team to play in the Women's Word Cup. Though...

MITCH MCCONNELL SUGGESTS TRUMP CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO MEAN WHAT HE SAYS ON GUNS

In the wake of another series of mass shootings, President Donald Trump has repeatedly waffled and wavered on whether to take any action...

 
 
 

HOUSE DEMOCRATS WILL CONSIDER BILL TO BLOCK HUD RULE ALLOWING ANTI-TRANS SHELTER DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is set to move forward with a proposed rule change that would essentially allow...

Did Gillibrand's push for Al Franken's resignation doom her 2020 White House run?

DID GILLIBRAND'S PUSH FOR AL FRANKEN'S RESIGNATION DOOM HER 2020 WHITE HOUSE RUN?

Kirsten Gillibrand's presidential campaign may have been doomed from the start, women's rights advocates say. Some women's rights leaders...

 
 
 

TRUMP CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES NEW VIDEO, COMPLETE WITH WHITE SUPREMACIST SYMBOL

The Trump campaign launched a new promotional video Wednesday that featured some of the president's favorite hits. Job creation, stock...

Despite pushback from Big Oil, Trump administration will weaken methane regulations

DESPITE PUSHBACK FROM BIG OIL, TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL WEAKEN METHANE REGULATIONS

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced it will reverse Obama-era limitations on the greenhouse gas methane, which...

 
 
 

CNN HOST KICKS OFF TRUMP CAMPAIGN SPOKESPERSON FOR LYING ABOUT TRUMP'S LIES

In a heated interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo Wednesday night, Trump 2020 campaign secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended President Donald...

BRITAIN'S PM BORIS JOHNSON SUSPENDS PARLIAMENT SO HE CAN FORCE THROUGH HIS BREXIT VISION

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a man elected with the support of just 0.13 percent of the British population , has suspended...

 
 
 



A town made famous by 'Purple Rain' unveils a life-sized statue of Prince

A town made famous by 'Purple Rain' unveils a life-sized statue of Prince

The statue cost $40,000, with most of the money coming from fans, who gave $100 to have their names included on a bronze donor plaque. Read more ...

Ex-Minneapolis cop Tou Thao charged in George Floyd's death released on...

Ex-Minneapolis cop Tou Thao charged in George Floyd's death released on $750K bond

A third former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd has been released from jail - this one on a $750,000 bond. Ex-cop Tou Thao, one of four officers... Read more ...

It's ON! Jorge Masvidal has AGREED a deal with UFC and will face Kamaru...

It's ON! Jorge Masvidal has AGREED a deal with UFC and will face Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 - reports

A titanic replacement bout has reportedly been agreed for UFC 251 next weekend, with Jorge Masvidal set to step in to face champion Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight... Read more ...

Baltimore Protesters Topple Columbus Statue

Baltimore Protesters Topple Columbus Statue

Demonstrators in Baltimore pulled down the statue and threw it into the harbor, adding it to the growing list of Columbus monuments toppled nationwide in response to his... Read more ...

White Sox announce 2 players test positive for COVID-19

White Sox announce 2 players test positive for COVID-19

CHICAGO - The White Sox have announced that two players have tested positive for COVID-19. Both players who tested positive are asymptomatic and are currently being monitored... Read more ...

Suburban museum: ‘Dukes of Hazzard' car with Confederate flag to stay

Suburban museum: ‘Dukes of Hazzard' car with Confederate flag to stay

VOLO, Ill. - A northern Illinois auto museum has no plan to stop displaying a Dodge Charger from the “Dukes of Hazzard” television show with the Confederate battle flag painted... Read more ...

2 killed, 8 injured in shooting at South Carolina nightclub

2 killed, 8 injured in shooting at South Carolina nightclub

A shooting at a nightclub in Greenville County, South Carolina, has left two people dead and eight others injured, the local sheriff's office has said. The gunfire broke out at... Read more ...

Florida reports new single-day record with nearly 11,500 new coronavirus cases

Florida reports new single-day record with nearly 11,500 new coronavirus cases

Florida shattered its daily record for new coronavirus cases Saturday with health officials reporting over 11,000 confirmed cases. Read more ...

'Chaos and carnage!' Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix after...

'Chaos and carnage!' Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix after ACTION-PACKED F1 season opener

Finnish flyer Valtteri Bottas won the opening race of the 2020 Formula 1 season at the Austrian Grand Prix after a dramatic finale that saw teammate Lewis Hamilton denied a... Read more ...

Newspaper Equates Mask Mandate With Holocaust

Newspaper Equates Mask Mandate With Holocaust

A weekly Kansas newspaper whose publisher is a county Republican Party chairman posted a cartoon likening the Democratic governor's order requiring people to wear masks in... Read more ...