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MSNBC's Joy Reid Claims Her Website Was Hacked and Bigoted Anti-LGBT Content Added ... (Glenn Greenwald/The Intercept)

2 hours 48 min ago

Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
MSNBC's Joy Reid Claims Her Website Was Hacked and Bigoted Anti-LGBT Content Added, a Bizarre Story Liberal Outlets Ignore  —  MSNBC weekend host Joy-Ann Reid apologized last December for a series of homophobic blog posts she wrote from 2007 to 2009 about then-Florida Gov. Charlie Crist …

Bombshell: FEC Records Indicate Hillary Campaign Illegally Laundered $84 Million (Margot Cleveland/The Federalist)

2 hours 58 min ago

Margot Cleveland / The Federalist:
Bombshell: FEC Records Indicate Hillary Campaign Illegally Laundered $84 Million  —  The press continues to feed the dying Russia collusion conspiracy theory, spending Friday's news cycle regurgitating Democrat talking points from the just-filed Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit …

We Don't Need No Education - Matt Bevin, the conservative ... (Paul Krugman/New York Times)

2 hours 58 min ago

Paul Krugman / New York Times:
We Don't Need No Education  —  Matt Bevin, the conservative Republican governor of Kentucky, lost it a few days ago.  Thousands of his state's teachers had walked off their jobs, forcing many schools to close for a day, to protest his opposition to increased education funding.

Manafort interviewed twice by FBI before joining Trump's 2016 campaign, new documents show (Rosalind S. Helderman/Washington Post)

3 hours 3 min ago

Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Manafort interviewed twice by FBI before joining Trump's 2016 campaign, new documents show  —  Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was interviewed by the FBI twice while he was working as a political consultant for a Ukrainian political party — several years before he was named …

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower urges U.S. lawmakers to investigate company (Ashley Gold/Politico)

3 hours 3 min ago

Ashley Gold / Politico:
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower urges U.S. lawmakers to investigate company  —  Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie said after a meeting with House Democrats today he hopes Congress investigates whether the Trump-linked data firm broke U.S. law.

Scooter Libby prosecutor says Trump's pardon was a loyalty message to Cohen (Dylan Stableford/Yahoo)

3 hours 8 min ago

Dylan Stableford / Yahoo:
Scooter Libby prosecutor says Trump's pardon was a loyalty message to Cohen  —  One of the prosecutors who brought the case against I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby says  —  President Trump's pardon of the ex-top aide to former Vice President Dick Cheney sends a not-so-subtle message to potential witnesses …

We know an awful lot about Manafort and Russia. Trump can't make it disappear. (David Ignatius/Washington Post)

3 hours 8 min ago

David Ignatius / Washington Post:
We know an awful lot about Manafort and Russia.  Trump can't make it disappear. … When August 2016 began, Paul Manafort was about 11 weeks into his job as chairman of Donald Trump's campaign.  But despite the political tumult, Manafort found time that month to meet at a swank Manhattan cigar bar …

The great exodus out of America's blue cities (Kristin Tate/The Hill)

3 hours 13 min ago

Kristin Tate / The Hill:
The great exodus out of America's blue cities  —  Am I the only one in my spinning class at Equinox in Manhattan who's fed up paying $200 every month for a gym with clean showers, $3,000 in rent every month for an apartment without cockroaches and $8 every morning for a cup of coffee?

Armenia ponders life without strongman Sargsyan (Zia Weise/Politico)

3 hours 13 min ago

Zia Weise / Politico:
Armenia ponders life without strongman Sargsyan  —  Protesters are still celebrating in the streets of Yerevan after 10 days of demonstrations forced Armenia's long-time leader Serzh Sargsyan to step down on Monday.  But amid the jubilation there is growing anxiety over whether the resignation will bring real change.

Shrugging Off Trump Scandals, Evangelicals Look to Rescue G.O.P. (New York Times)

3 hours 18 min ago

New York Times:
Shrugging Off Trump Scandals, Evangelicals Look to Rescue G.O.P.  —  WASHINGTON — The conservative Christian coalition that helped usher President Trump into power in 2016 is planning its largest midterm election mobilization ever, with volunteers fanning out from the church pews to the streets …

What We Learned From Ebro's Conversation w/ Kanye West [VIDEO] (King Louie/HOT 97)

3 hours 18 min ago

King Louie / HOT 97 | #1 For Hip Hop:
What We Learned From Ebro's Conversation w/ Kanye West [VIDEO]  —  Kanye West sparked a big conversation on social media this weekend after going on Twitter to give his opinion on several social matters in America.  —  Once of the most controversial tweets was his praise …

Melania Trump's hat has the internet in formation, comparing her to Beyoncé (Christina Capatides/CBS News)

3 hours 33 min ago

Christina Capatides / CBS News:
Melania Trump's hat has the internet in formation, comparing her to Beyoncé  —  On Tuesday evening, President Trump hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for the first formal state dinner of his administration.  This morning, the president and first lady gathered on the South Lawn …

Pompeo planning to switch Australia ambassador nominee to South Korea (Josh Rogin/Washington Post)

3 hours 38 min ago

Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Pompeo planning to switch Australia ambassador nominee to South Korea … During his confirmation hearing to become secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo promised to fill the role of U.S. ambassador to South Korea quickly.  Now he plans to pull the nomination of President Trump's proposed ambassador …

Democrats are swinging for the fences (Paul Waldman/Washington Post)

3 hours 38 min ago

Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Democrats are swinging for the fences … There was a time when the GOP liked to consider itself The Party of Ideas, a party of courage and vision.  That time is long past; to show how innovative and forward-looking they are these days, their strategy to convince voters to keep them in power …

Macron says he wants a "new agreement" on Iran nuclear deal (Shannon Vavra/Axios)

3 hours 38 min ago

Shannon Vavra / Axios:
Macron says he wants a “new agreement” on Iran nuclear deal  —  French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that he wants a “new agreement” on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal during a joint press conference with President Trump at the White House.  —  Why it matters: One of the biggest issues Macron …

Justices say foreign business can't be sued under 1700s law (Associated Press)

5 hours 23 min ago

Associated Press:
Justices say foreign business can't be sued under 1700s law  —  The Supreme Court said Tuesday that foreign businesses cannot be sued in U.S. courts by foreign victims of human rights abuses and extremist attacks.  —  The justices voted 5-4 in favor of the Jordan-based Arab Bank.

Trump calls Kim Jong Un 'very honorable' (Jordan Fabian/The Hill)

5 hours 28 min ago

Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Trump calls Kim Jong Un ‘very honorable’  —  on Tuesday called North Korea's leader a “very honorable” person and expressed hope their meeting will occur “as soon as possible.”  —  “He really has been very open and, I think, very honorable from everything we're seeing,” …

Mass. Senate candidate fights city order to remove anti-Warren 'fake Indian' signs (Valerie Richardson/Washington Times)

5 hours 33 min ago

Valerie Richardson / Washington Times:
Mass. Senate candidate fights city order to remove anti-Warren ‘fake Indian’ signs  —  Shiva Ayyadurai accuses city of political bias, free-speech violations  —  A Massachusetts Senate candidate is fighting an effort by city officials in Cambridge, home of Sen. Elizabeth Warren …

Facebook post connected to suspect in van rampage cites 'incel rebellion' (Josh O'Kane/Globe and Mail)

5 hours 33 min ago

Josh O'Kane / Globe and Mail:
Facebook post connected to suspect in van rampage cites ‘incel rebellion’  —  A post made on Facebook just moments before Monday's pedestrian attack in Toronto detailing an “Incel Rebellion” appears to have been made by suspect Alek Minassian's actual account, a Facebook spokesperson told The Globe and Mail.

Pruitt to unveil controversial 'transparency' rule limiting what research EPA can use (Washington Post)

5 hours 53 min ago

Washington Post:
Pruitt to unveil controversial ‘transparency’ rule limiting what research EPA can use … This post has been updated.  —  Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to propose a rule Tuesday that would establish new standards for what science could be used …

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