Tag: people

CNN’s Anderson Cooper Demolishes the Idea that Trump Hires the ‘Best People’

"If the President hires only the best people, why aren't they still on the job?" In the wake of a continuous stream of staffing controversies in President Donald Trump's administrations, CNN's Anderson Cooper opened his show Tuesday night be examining candidate Trump's repeated campaign promise that he would only hire the best people. “If the …

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Golfing while black becomes the latest reason to call police officers on black people

Earlier this month, after two black men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia for waiting while black, Starbucks decided to close its stores nationwide on May 29 for an implicit bias training. While this may seem like a responsive approach, it is unlikely to bring about change on its own. This is because while Starbucks may take the …

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Waffle House Shooter Travis Reinking Should Not Have Had the AR-15 He Used To Kill Four People

Travis Reinking’s guns were confiscated — but he had them, thanks to a loophole Travis Reinking, the 29-year-old man suspected of killing four people at a Waffle House in Nashville, apparently was able to access his firearms — even though they had been confiscated by authorities months earlier when he tried to breach a barrier near the …

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Party Before People: Republicans Keep Blocking Bills That Could Help Suffering Americans

GOP senators have shot down bills on opioids and harassment — and the only possible reason is 2018 politics There are plenty of signs of the U.S. Senate’s immense dysfunction. But perhaps none was as alarming as seeing Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, standing as the only male Republican to side with every male Democratic senator in support …

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White People In America Are Sharply Divided by Education and Income: Donald Trump Is the Result

Non-college-educated white people overwhelmingly voted for Trump. Political scientist Brian Schaffner explains why America appears caught in a maelstrom of what I have described as “malignant reality,” sustained by lies, half-truths, misunderstandings, willful ignorance and confusion about many things. Most notably, how Donald Trump became president. There will be no return to normalcy until there is …

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CNN’s Jake Tapper Rattles Off the History of Trump’s Associates Allegedly Threatening People

Click here for reuse options! "The allegation against Mr. Trump is a strong one." CNN's Jake Tapper on Wednesday ran through the troubling history of allegations that President Donald Trump's allies have threatened people or attempted to scare them to keep quiet about potentially damaging information. The segment comes the day after Stephanie Clifford, also …

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House starts work on bill to make more poor people go hungry

Campaign Action The House Agriculture Committee has begun the markup of the 2018 draft farm bill, the bill that would strip food assistance from millions of poor Americans. The bill has gotten enough blowback and bad press that the committee has had to resort to sending out tweets, lying about what the bill would do: …

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Ryan: No way to avoid trillion-dollar deficits because of all the old people

Campaign Action Speaker Paul Ryan wants you to know that it is not his fault at all that we’re going to have a trillion-dollar deficit. It’s the fault of old people. Because of course it is. It’s Paul Ryan. “That was going to happen. The baby boomers retiring was going to do that,” Ryan said …

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The Philly Starbuck’s Arrest: Negrophobia Is Real — And Black People Weren’t Surprised At All

One of the great privileges of whiteness in America is the freedom to ignore racism, and then act shocked by it To be black in America is to live a life where even the most mundane activities can threaten one's dignity and, in the worst cases, imperil our safety, security and sanity. In a much-discussed …

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Trump-Fixated Mosque Attacker Wanted ‘Glory,’ Wishes He Murdered More People: Report

Before the shooting more than a year ago, the attacker was a devoted follower of the president's tweets. Alexandre Bissonnette, the man who killed six people at a Quebec City mosque in January 2017, appears to be even more methodical and dangerous than originally believed. While he originally professed bafflement at his own actions shortly …

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