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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...

 
 
 



Money offered for info on former ‘Tiger King' star husband

Money offered for info on former ‘Tiger King' star husband

The family of a Florida man who disappeared in 1997 and was mentioned on the hit TV series “Tiger King,” has hired a lawyer and is offering $100,000 in exchange for information... Read more ...

Feds: Indiana man burned crosses and displayed swastikas to intimidate his...

Feds: Indiana man burned crosses and displayed swastikas to intimidate his Black neighbor over tree removal

The intimidation began when the neighbor removed a tree from his own property in Lawrence, Indiana, the DOJ said. Read more ...

New Zealand reinstates coronavirus restrictions after first...

New Zealand reinstates coronavirus restrictions after first locally-transmitted case in 102 days

New Zealand has reintroduced coronavirus restrictions in parts of the country after new locally transmitted cases broke the 102-day streak the country had gone without... Read more ...

A jeweler is making what may be the world's most expensive face mask

A jeweler is making what may be the world's most expensive face mask

An Israeli jeweler is making what may be the world's most expensive face mask at $1.5 million. Read more ...

Russia registers coronavirus vaccine, Putin says daughter already inoculated

Russia registers coronavirus vaccine, Putin says daughter already inoculated

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has already been... Read more ...

Here's how long you can really eat leftovers without getting sick

Here's how long you can really eat leftovers without getting sick

If you have a lot of leftovers and you're sick of eating them as-is, try converting just about any of it into a creative workweek lunch. Read more ...

Incredible video shows great white shark near boat off Florida coast

Incredible video shows great white shark near boat off Florida coast

Captain Kyle Rosenblatt says he's seen hammerheads and tiger sharks many times, but this is the first time he's ever seen a great white shark. Read more ...

New Zealand On Alert After 4 Cases Of COVID-19 Emerge From An Unknown Source

New Zealand On Alert After 4 Cases Of COVID-19 Emerge From An Unknown Source

The cases came after 102 days with no community spread. The four are members of the same family. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a 3-day period of higher restrictions... Read more ...

Airbnb reportedly readies for confidential IPO filing this month

Airbnb reportedly readies for confidential IPO filing this month

Home rental company Airbnb is reportedly planning to file confidentially for an IPO later this month. The filing would see Airbnb trading on public markets before the end of... Read more ...

In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm; Mnuchin wants a deal

In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm; Mnuchin wants a deal

Monday brought no new talks between Trump's team and negotiators on Capitol Hill as the president tries a go-it-alone strategy meant to circumvent the legislative standoff. Read more ...