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Trump May Be the End of the World As We Know — But For Some Evangelicals That’s Just Fine

If you’re eager to get Armageddon over with and move on to heaven? Well, Donald J. Trump seems as good a choice as any. In the flurry of coverage surrounding the evangelical Christian voting bloc that overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump, I’ve seen many images of happy people holding “Thank God for Trump” signs and commentary about …

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Not just Starbucks: LA Fitness profiles, ejects, bans longtime member for working out while black

While everyone was still (rightfully) raging at a Philadelphia Starbucks for racially profiling black male customers as dangerous users of restrooms, another national chain was doing the same damn thing in New Jersey, with just a fraction of the public scrutiny. On Monday, Tshyrad Oates joined an unnamed friend for an afternoon workout at the Secaucus LA Fitness; …

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Voting Rights Roundup: New Jersey just passed automatic voter registration. These states could too

Leading Off ● New Jersey: On Tuesday, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed automatic voter registration into law, making New Jersey the 11th state (plus the District of Columbia) to approve this reform. Eligible voters who do business with the state Motor Vehicle Commission will be automatically registered, unless they opt out. Consequently, this law could …

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Senate Democrats demand to know just how much influence the Kochs have in Trump’s White House

The Koch brothers pick a lot of public fights with the party they’ve bankrolled, including most recently pushing the Republicans to finally legislate a solution for Dreamers. But in private, when they’re raising money among their wealthy friends, they’re taking credit for what they consider accomplishments under Trump. “This year, thanks in part to research …

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When is a Democrat worse than a Republican? When her record looks just like a Republican’s

Take a look at New Mexico state Rep. Debbie Rodella’s greatest hits and see if you can guess which party she belongs to: Just over a year ago, she killed proposals to implement automatic voter registration and same-day voter registration by voting to let these bills die in committee. In 2013, she voted against a bill …

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Trump Actually Just Said The Olympics Would Have Been a ‘Total Failure’ Without Him

The completely unnecessary claim is deeply revealing about the president's character. President Donald Trump took credit for the success of the 2018 Winter Olympics Wednesday during a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, demonstrating what appears to be a compulsive need to boast about himself, even when the facts don't support his claims.  …

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Lou Dobbs Says Trump Should ‘Just Pardon Everybody’ Involved in Russia Probe

The president is known to be a big fan of Dobbs. As the Russia investigation continues to heat up and ensnares a growing number of Presiden Donald Trump's associates, Fox News host Lou Dobbs went on air Monday night and promoted an idea to end the probe altogether: pardon everybody. Tom Fitton, the host of the conservative group …

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Open thread for night owls: Syria strike—Is it one and done or just the start?

The New York Times reports: The strikes risked pulling the United States deeper into the complex, multisided war in Syria from which Mr. Trump only last week said he wanted to withdraw. They also raised the possibility of confrontation with Russia and Iran, both of which have military forces in Syria to support Mr. Assad. […] While …

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Women in America Are Routinely Punished for Abortions—Arizona Is Just the Latest Example

No other legal, objectively safe medical service requires the same degree of interrogation that is attached to abortion in many states. Continuing a long and dangerous trend of anti-abortion policymaking among Republican lawmakers in Arizona, this week, the state’s House of Representatives passed a bill that would require doctors to ask women seeking abortion for …

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Meghan McCain Just Compared Trump to the Founding Fathers While Defending Mistress Payout

This is a stretch. The office and residences of Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen were raided Monday, as investigators probe possible illegal behavior including possible illegal campaign donations. But Trump defender Meghan McCain and other Republicans are seeking to spin this topic into morality—so as to excuse the president’s immoral behavior. “In 1791, Alexander Hamilton paid …

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