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Steve King Was Saying Insanely Racist Things Long Before Republicans Decided Enough Was Enough

Iowa Rep. Steve King’s openly racist and anti-immigrant rhetoric has finally caught up to him. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution to condemn the congressman, with a final vote of 424 to 1. The vote came just a day after Republican leadership removed him from his assignments on the Judiciary and Agricultural Committees. The moves were […]

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Judge Strikes Down Controversial Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

A federal judge struck down a controversial question about US citizenship that the Trump administration added to the 2020 census, ruling that “adding a citizenship question to the census will result in a significant reduction in self-response rates among noncitizen and Hispanic households.” New York and 16 other states, along with the American Civil Liberties […]

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Six Immigration Lies Trump Might Tell in the Oval Office Tonight

When President Donald Trump delivers his Oval Office immigration address Tuesday night, he will almost certainly say things that are demonstrably false and have already been debunked by fact-checkers. The hard part is knowing just which medley of fabrications he will reach for to depict a fake border security crisis. He will likely rely on old favorites, […]

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Beto O’Rourke *checks notes* Instagrammed his dentist appointment

He’s brushing. Beto O’Rourke posted footage from his dentist appointment to his Instagram Stories on Thursday, including a truly too-close-up clip of him in the dentist’s chair. (A screengrab from that clip is probably what you’ve been seeing on Twitter.) Happening now on @BetoORourke’s Insta story: “I’m here at the dentist, and we’re going to […]

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Trump Now Claims He Can’t Be Impeached Because He ‘Won The Greatest Election Of All Time’

President Donald Trump on Friday fired back against some Democratic lawmakers’ calls to impeach him, saying they’re only seeking to impeach him because they know they can’t win the White House in 2020. “How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with […]

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Meghan McCain Visits Late Dad John’s Snowy Memorial on New Year’s Eve: ‘I Love and Miss You’

Meghan McCain is ringing in her first New Year without dad John McCain. The View co-host, 34, posted two sentimental photos of her father’s memorial plaque to Instagram on Monday and wrote a short, emotional message to the late Arizona senator, who died at age 81 on Aug. 25 following a battle with glioblastoma. “Happy New Year Dad @senjohnmccain. […]

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People affected by the shutdown are sharing #ShutdownStories on Twitter

While President Donald Trump was left tweeting about being alone on Christmas Eve, a much sadder trend was seen on Twitter on Monday—federal employees, affected by the government shutdown, sharing their stories. The shutdown reached its fourth day on Tuesday, with a stalemate between Trump and congressional Democrats over the funding of the border wall.   […]

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Travis Scott SLAMMED by Al Sharpton for Halftime Show Hypocrisy

Being as wonderful as she is beautiful, Rihanna passed on the Super Bowl Halftime Show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. Travis Scott cannot say the same, and has reportedly agreed to perform with Maroon 5. Everyone is pissed, including Al Sharpton, who calls out Travis for selling out. TMZ caught up with famed and controversial civil rights advocate […]

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“Broad City” Star Ilana Glazer Guest Hosted Our Podcast. She’s Really Good At It!

On this week’s episode of the Mother Jones Podcast, host Jamilah King hands over interviewing duties to a surprise guest: co-creator and star of the Comedy Central sitcom Broad City, Ilana Glazer. This show was recorded at a live event in October hosted by Generator Collective, a group Glazer co-founded that puts interesting people in front of crowds to […]

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NRA Ties to Russian Operatives Draw Growing Scrutiny From Congress

As questions mounted last spring about two Russian operatives with ties to the National Rifle Association who tried to cultivate the Trump presidential campaign, the NRA made a rare public disclosure: The gun group said it had received about $2,500 from Russian sources. That included a single contribution “of less than $1,000” from one of the operatives, […]

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SNL’s Black President ‘Darius Trump’ Is Impeached in Soap Opera Parody: ‘I Was Waiting on That’

Saturday Night Live is trying to answer the question: What if President Donald Trump were black? In this week’s episode, SNL showed off a preview for fake new show Them Trumps, in which Darius Trump (Kenan Thompson) brushes off his recent legal troubles and tells his wife Malika (Leslie Jones), son Darius Jr. (Chris Redd) and […]

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A history of the radical Jewish feminists and the one subject they never talked about

BROOKLINE, Mass. (JTA) — Heather Booth, Amy Kesselman, Vivian Rothstein and Naomi Weisstein. The names of these bold and influential radical feminists may have faded in recent years, but they remain icons to students of the women’s liberation movement of the early 1960s and to generations of women activists since. The Gang of Four, as they […]

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John Kelly out as Trump Chief of Staff

The post-election bloodbath within the Trump administration continues as embattled chief-of-staff John Kelly is out, and is expected to be replaced by Vice President Mike Pence’s chief-of-staff Nick Ayers, who is now Trump’s third chief in less than two years, an unprecedented revolving door for a key position. SEE ALSO: Why the Trump administration is […]

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Immigrants Are Fed Up With the “Heartless” Ways the Government Is Vilifying Them for Using Public Benefits

As a Vietnamese refugee who came to the US with her family at the age of 5, Thu Quach understands firsthand how much of a lifeline food stamps and other government aid can be for new immigrants. “When we came to San Francisco, we had nothing,” she recalls. “We couldn’t even fill a suitcase.”  So as […]

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