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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...

 
 
 



Senate Democrats prepare to advance the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan without...

Senate Democrats prepare to advance the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan without a $15-an-hour minimum wage

Summary List Placement Senate Democrats are preparing to advance the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill this week as efforts to push through a $15-per-hour minimum wage with a new tax... Read more ...

Cuomo accuser says the governor is refusing 'to acknowledge or take...

Cuomo accuser says the governor is refusing 'to acknowledge or take responsibility for his predatory behavior'

Summary List Placement A former aide who accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment slammed his apology statement as insufficient on Monday and said the governor... Read more ...

Trump, Melania got COVID-19 vaccine before leaving White House

Trump, Melania got COVID-19 vaccine before leaving White House

Former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump were vaccinated for COVID-19 in January, Read more ...

Cuomo hires Woody Allen lawyer as NY attorney general moves forward with...

Cuomo hires Woody Allen lawyer as NY attorney general moves forward with investigation into sexual harassment allegations

Summary List Placement New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration has hired a criminal defense attorney to take point on the dueling scandals facing the high profile... Read more ...

Why did J.J. Watt sign with Cardinals? Former Texans star finds good...

Why did J.J. Watt sign with Cardinals? Former Texans star finds good contract, great fit in Arizona

The Cardinals have faith J.J. Watt will be an elite defender and remain a healthy producer through the 2022 season, while offering $23 million guaranteed to lure the former... Read more ...

Jamie Dimon says 'gangbuster' growth is in store for the US but too much...

Jamie Dimon says 'gangbuster' growth is in store for the US but too much fiscal stimulus is a risk

Summary List Placement The world's largest economy looks to be set for a "gangbuster" pace of expansion through next year but US officials should be cautious about unleashing... Read more ...

Father and son charged in Ghosn escape are handed over to Japan

Father and son charged in Ghosn escape are handed over to Japan

An American father and son accused of helping former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan were handed over on Monday to Japanese authorities for extradition from the... Read more ...

Jen Psaki won't directly say where Biden's ‘red line' is on sexual...

Jen Psaki won't directly say where Biden's ‘red line' is on sexual misconduct claims

White House press secretary Jen Psaki reiterated President Biden's support for an independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo on... Read more ...

Nine-year-old girl dies during exorcism

Nine-year-old girl dies during exorcism

A 9-year-old girl was beaten to death with a cane during an exorcism in Sri Lanka, police said. The girl's mother and the woman she hired to drive an evil spirt out of the girl... Read more ...

NC getting 80,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine on Wednesday

NC getting 80,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine on Wednesday

More than 4 million doses of Johnson and Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine were on their way to hospitals across the country Monday, and thousands will arrive in North... Read more ...