How Congress Keeps Its Sexual Harassment Hush Money Secret

by C.J. Ciaramella - Documents from a $27,000 harassment settlement from Rep. John Conyers' office show how Congress keeps its tax-funded settlements secret. BuzzFeed reported Tuesday night that ...

President Donald Trump meets with Russian Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. At right is Russian Ambassador to USA Sergei Kislyak. President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed Vladimir Putin's top diplomat to the White House for Trump’s highest level face-to-face contact with a Russian government official since he took office in January. (Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP)

The Top Secret Info That Trump Gave the Russians

by subtropolis - A new article by Howard Blum, Vanity Fair contributing editor, sheds light on the secrets that the so-called president spilled to the Russians last ...

In These States, Past Marijuana Crimes Can Go Away

by Sophie Quinton - When Californians voted to legalize marijuana last year, they also voted to let people petition courts to reduce or hide convictions ...

Forbes Bottom Lines Insanity of GOP Tax Bill: They're Coming for Your Social Security & Medicare

by Heavy Mettle - A Forbes Magazine oped contributor blog post describes how the current GOP tax bills are “the end of GOP economic sanity” and goes through ...

The Real Reason Why Trump is Still Supporting Roy Moore

by Judd Legum - The conventional wisdom is wrong. On Tuesday afternoon, Trump delivered a full-throated endorsement of Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, ...

White House Efforts to Cut Off Funding for Sanctuary Cities Slapped With Permanent Block

by E.A. Crunden - What the Trump administration is doing is "unconstitutional on its face," Judge William Orrick wrote. A federal judge has permanently blocked President ...

Congress Still Hasn’t Renewed CHIP Funding, 9 Million Children Could Soon Lose Health Coverage

by Elham Khatami - Three states and the District of Columbia are expected to run out of CHIP funds by next month. It has been 51 ...

Washington’s War on Poor Grad Students

by Jill Richardson - Imagine having to pay thousands of dollars of taxes on virtually no income. The Republican tax plan winding its way through Congress ...

How Congress Keeps Its Sexual Harassment Hush Money Secret

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President Donald Trump meets with Russian Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. At right is Russian Ambassador to USA Sergei Kislyak. President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed Vladimir Putin's top diplomat to the White House for Trump’s highest level face-to-face contact with a Russian government official since he took office in January. (Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP)

The Top Secret Info That Trump Gave the Russians

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In These States, Past Marijuana Crimes Can Go Away

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Forbes Bottom Lines Insanity of GOP Tax Bill: They're Coming

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The Real Reason Why Trump is Still Supporting Roy Moore

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White House Efforts to Cut Off Funding for Sanctuary Cities

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Congress Still Hasn’t Renewed CHIP Funding, 9 Million Children Could

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Washington’s War on Poor Grad Students

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This Day in History

On This Day, Nov 24, 1947 – “Hollywood 10” Cited for Contempt of Congress

The House of Representatives votes 346 to 17 to approve citations of contempt against 10 Hollywood writers, directors, and producers. These men had refused to cooperate at hearings dealing with communism in the movie industry held by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). The “Hollywood 10,” as the men were known, are sentenced to one year in jail. The Supreme Court later upheld the contempt charges. The contempt charges stemmed from the refusal of the 10 men to answer questions posed by HUAC as to whether they were or had ever been members of the Communist Party. In hearings...

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Entertainment Blasts

David Cassidy, Singer and ‘Partridge Family’ Teen Idol, Dead at 67

Cassidy was recently admitted into a Florida hospital in critical condition after suffering from liver and kidney failure. At the time, Geffen said, “He is conscious and surrounded by family and friends, nothing is imminent and we are taking it day by day.”

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‘Darkest Hour’ Review: Gary Oldman Gives Us a Fearsome, Oscar-Worthy Churchill

Gary Oldman is one of the greatest actors on the planet – and he proves it again as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, director Joe Wright’s rip-roaring take on the celebrated Prime Minister’s first tumultuous month in office in May, 1940.

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