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Could Trump Pardon Himself, And Has It Ever Happened Before?

This week, a report from The Washington Post suggested that President Donald Trump may be considering some radical action to halt independent counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into his campaign's...
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When Sean Spicer Wants A Mini-Fridge, Apparently He Just Takes It

After serving six months in the White House's most visible, forward-facing job, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer's days behind the podium are done. Spicer resigned on Friday, reportedly ...
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Congress' Russia Sanctions Deal Will Make Life A Lot Harder For Trump

According to multiple reports, bipartisan members of the United States Congress has reached agreement on a bill to enact new sanctions on Russia, a legislative reaction to the widely-held belief that ...
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Why Jeff Sessions Could Be The Next On Trump's "You're Fired" List

It's beginning to seem as though Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in the hot seat. Following the release of an explosive New York Times interview with President Donald Trump in which he excoriated Se...
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Anthony Scaramucci Supported Abortion, Gay Marriage, Gun Control, & Obama

On Friday, Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci was announced as the White House's new director of communications, a new hire that reportedly spurred the resignation of Press Secretary Sean Spicer...
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Replaces Sean Spicer As White House Press Secretary

On Friday, Sean Spicer resigned from his job as White House press secretary after a mere six months on the job, reportedly in part due to the hiring of Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as comm...
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Maxine Waters Roasts Sean Spicer On His Way Out The Door

On Friday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned from his position, bringing his tenure to an end after just six months. The news set off a downpour of reactions from mainstream media, soci...
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Twitter Roasts Sean Spicer After His Resignation As Press Secretary

After a mere six months on the job, Sean Spicer is out of the job. The beleaguered White House press secretary resigned on Friday morning amid disagreement with President Donald Trump over the reporte...
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Does Akie Abe Speak English Or Did She Really Snub Trump?

During President Donald Trump's expansive and at-times controversial recent interview with The New York Times ― in which he said he wouldn't have picked Jeff Sessions for attorney general if he'd know...
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The Variety Of Factors That Could Affect O.J. Getting Parole

O.J. Simpson has a parole hearing scheduled for Thursday afternoon, and the possibility of early release is on the table. The former NFL star was sentenced to 33 years in prison on armed robbery and k...
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How To Stream O.J. Simpson's Parole Hearing As It Happens

This week, the man who was once at the center of the most high-profile criminal trial ever will be sitting in a parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Facility in Nevada, with his freedom on the line...
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Supreme Court OKs Trump’s Refugee Ban, But Denies Him An Actual Win

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration's strict refugee ban, meaning that refugees from the six affected majority Muslim countries will not be allowed into the United Sta...
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If You Thought The 2016 Election Was A Huge Surprise, This New Poll Should Scare You

A new poll from The Washington Post/ABC News should serve as an early warning for the Democratic party intent on taking back the House and Senate. Namely, while Democratic candidates are preferred in ...
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Putin & Trump Reportedly Had A Second, Secret G20 Meeting

Earlier this month, the first official meeting between American president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin took place at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. By virtue of Trump's well-...
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The Health Care Failure Is What Happens When You Leave Women Out

On Monday, the GOP's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act fell apart in the face of unified opposition from congressional Democrats and dissension from a small group of Republicans. A...
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The Sneaky Way Democrats Can Capitalize On Republicans’ Health Care Fail

On Monday, the Trump administration's months-long effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it — whether with the House's American Health Care Act, or the Senate's Better Care Reconciliatio...
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Kim Clijsters Invited A Middle-Aged Man To Return Her Serve At Wimbledon

As international sporting events go, it doesn't get much better than Winbledon. The annual Grand Slam tennis tournament in southwest London is widely regarded as the sport's biggest and most venerated...
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Trump Didn't Enjoy France's Daft Punk Medley Very Much

This week, President Donald Trump headed to France to celebrate Bastille Day, the anniversary of the French revolution. He was invited to the celebration by French president Emmanuel Macron, and ultim...
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How Would A Trump Impeachment Impact The 2020 Election?

Mired in controversies, and still less than six months into his first term, President Donald Trump has not had a smooth start to his tenure as commander-in-chief. Much to the contrary — Trump has been...
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Some Are Comparing Carter's Habitat For Humanity Service With Trump's Golf Habit

This week, one of America's five living former presidents had a health scare that grabbed headlines, and not solely out of concern over his well-being. Former president Jimmy Carter, 92, reportedly go...
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Sanders Responds To Trump's Speech With This Video

On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump delivered his first-ever address to a joint session of Congress, and it proved to be a long-winded and controversial affair — in other words, pretty much what ...
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Here's How Divided America Is In The Trump Era

During President Trump's first-ever address before a joint session of Congress — not an official State of the Union, but the same thing for all intents and purposes — the divided state of American pol...
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The Democrats Have No Claps For Trump

It's a custom of partisan politics whenever an address to a joint session of Congress rolls around, and President Donald Trump's first go-around is no different: so far, the Democrats aren't applaudin...
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13 Organizations To Donate To For The Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and that means people in countries all around the world are feeling that giving spirit in their hearts. Often, this results in oodles of gifts to friends, family, and lo...
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This Video Game Officially Has An LGBTQ Character

If you care about positive representation of LGBTQ characters in video games ― and even further, if you're a fan of Blizzard's mega-hit first-person shooter Overwatch, which debuted earlier this year ...
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HB2 Wasn't Repealed & It's Causing Outrage

The situation in North Carolina has gone from bad to worse. The state's Democratic and Republican parties were already locked in a contentious, blistering fight over the GOP's efforts to curtail incom...
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Trump Seems Unaware Of His Own Statement On Berlin

This week, Berlin was struck by a horrifying and deadly incident, as a truck ran off the road and into a thick of people gathered at a Christmas market, killing at least 12 individuals. ISIS has claim...
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Carl Icahn To Be Special Advisor To Trump

For as often as his name came up during the campaign, it was pretty much a done deal that he'd end up somewhere in the administration. President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly tapped businessman Ca...
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How To Read The Released FBI Documents About Email

This week, an attorney successfully petitioned a federal judge to secure the release of some documents that ended up playing a big role in the 2016 presidential election: the search warrant that enabl...
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Obama Defends His Response To Russian Hacking

Speaking to the press for the last time in 2016, President Obama addressed a range of issues, but he focused primarily on two: the horrific ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Syrian city of Aleppo, an...
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Trump Applauds Lower Black Voter Turnout

President-elect Donald Trump is continuing his rally tour, criss-crossing different states in a clear attempt to replicate that teeming energy he clearly loved so much throughout his presidential camp...
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Clinton Comments On Alleged Russia Hacking

Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has responded to Russian hacking allegations against her campaign and the Democratic National Committee, calling the alleg...
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Not Much Diversity In The Presidential Succession

It's 2016 (for a little while longer, at least), and in this modern age, you might've thought we'd come further in terms of equality and diversity than, well, it now looks like we have. After all, you...
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Pence Is Not Impressed By Trump's Handshake Game

Ah, the perils of political hand-grasping. What's the best way to go about it? The firm handshake-style, the interlaced-finger pump, or hey, maybe just go with the fist-bump? Well, President-elect Don...
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The Odds Are Long For An Electoral College Coup

The Electoral College meets to cast its votes and pick the next president on Monday, Dec. 19, and the unique circumstances of the 2016 race — namely, Donald Trump having lost the popular vote by milli...
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What's The Story Between Rex Tillerson And Russia?

Unless something changes between now and the official announcement, it sounds like the Trump transition may have settled on its choice for Secretary of State ― according to a report from NBC News, it'...
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So, Who's Rex Tillerson?

After weeks upon weeks of consideration, according to a report from NBC News, President-elect Donald Trump will choose Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. It's a name that wasn't exactly floating in...
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Can The Electors Make Kaine Vice President?

The Electoral College is scheduled to vote on Dec. 19, with a full 538 electors across America making their choices for president of the United States. Republican nominee Donald Trump prevailed on the...
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Jill Stein's Due For A Recount Refund

Sorry, progressives and ardent anti-Trumpers, but the dream is dead. First, Jill Stein's campaign withdrew its Pennsylvania court challenge to try to force a recount, citing high costs and promising t...
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How To Donate To "Pizzagate" Pizzeria

If you've been following the news lately ― or, rather, the news about conspiracy theory-laden "fake news" ― then there's a pretty good chance you've heard what just happened to Washington, D.C. pizzer...
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