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Trump lawyer reportedly apologized to Melania Trump for Stormy Daniels payment

Trump lawyer reportedly apologized to Melania Trump for Stormy Daniels payment

Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime lawyer and alleged “fixer,” reportedly tried to apologize to Melania Trump “for the pain he said he had caused [the first lady]” with his well-publicized payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, according to a Friday report from The New York Times. Cohen, who is fiercely loyal to the Trump family and […]

A large number of Amazon workers rely on food stamps for assistance

Over the past year, U.S. cities and states have been tripping head-over-heels in an effort to be the host of the next Amazon headquarters. Last year, New Jersey approved an incentive package that would give Amazon tax breaks worth $7 billion if it moved to Newark. Philadelphia has offered $2 billion in tax exemptions over 10 […]

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NRATV host blames Obama for Parkland shooting

NRATV host Grant Stinchfield claimed in a segment on his show Friday that President Obama owes an apology to the survivors of the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead. “The left can rejoice — yes, the savior took some time away from his Hollywood […]

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Power plant developer boosts spending on Trump insider to lobby for controversial project

As a bribery scandal was brewing in New York, a top energy lobbyist with ties to the Trump administration received $180,000 in payments in 2017 from a company behind a controversial natural gas-fired power plant in New York. The money was for lobbying federal regulators in Washington. Mike McKenna, a Republican energy lobbyist who served […]

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‘They will beat their guns into poems and sing out love’: Activists hold poetry slam on gun control

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “My country ’tis a quivering child’s breath, held in a closet.” The White House sidewalk is no stranger to protest. But where you might normally find signs, flags, and hearty chanting, Friday’s activist lineup featured something a bit different: poetry. A few dozen people closely gathered around a makeshift stage in Lafayette […]

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Emails indicate EPA staff object to new ‘secret science’ initiative driven by politics

Internal efforts to introduce a “secret science” initiative requiring all data used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) be made public has been met with concern not only from scientists and environmentalists but from members of EPA head Scott Pruitt’s own staff. Plans to adopt anti-science rules pushed by longtime climate denier and House Science, […]

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After 50 asylum seekers reach border, several illegally turned away

Of the roughly 1,500 asylum seekers who set off toward the U.S. border last month in the so-called “migrant caravan,” some 50 have reached the border, and, according to immigrant rights group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, some are being illegally turned away. “There have already been cases of people being illegally turned away by border officials when […]

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Tennessee governor to sign Medicaid work requirement funded by welfare dollars

A philosophical change to the country’s largest public health insurance program is underway, as states one-by-one try to implement Medicaid work requirements. Tennessee is the latest state to try to make work conditional of Medicaid eligibility. At least 22,300 are expected to drop health insurance, according to the state’s own estimate. On Thursday, the state Senate sent […]

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BREAKING: DNC sues Trump campaign, alleges conspiracy with Russia to disrupt 2016 election

The Democratic National Committee has filed a law suit against the Trump campaign, Wikileaks, and the Russian government, alleging a conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 election. The far-reaching suit also names Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Roger Stone, and Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov as defendants, among others. The suit alleges that the Trump campaign was […]

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Columbine students hold voter registration drive ahead of National School Walkout

As students across the country prepared to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting by participating in the second nationwide school walkout Friday, Columbine students opted for a different protest tactic. Students in Littleton, Colorado on Thursday held a voter registration rally before their school closed on Friday, as it does every […]

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