Pentagon Buried Report Finding $125 Billion in Bureaucratic Waste

by Anthony L. Fisher - Rather than face reality, Defense Department wants to continue to peddle the fiction that it is underfunded. The Department of Defense ...

Career of Trump's Top Ethics Lawyer Marred by Questionable Ethics

by Deirdre Fulton - Don McGahn is a "vociferous defender" of Citizens United, among other things. The attorney named as President-elect Donald Trump's White House counsel, ...

Iraq Army Launches Assault on Vital Mosul Bridge (VIDEO)

After weeks of close-quarter combat, Iraqi soldiers aim to sever important ISIL fighter route over the Tigris River. Iraqi soldiers bore down on ...

The GOP’s Unconstitutional Plan to Conscript Local Police into Trump’s Deportation Squads

by Ian Millhiser - Turns out no one actually cares about states’ rights. Remember the Tenth Amendment? The Constitution’s vague nod to states’ rights was a staple of ...

Anti-Euro Populists Emboldened by Italy Vote—But Should They Be?

by Deirdre Fulton - "Italy's no vote does not fit quite so neatly into the narrative of a populist revolt against globalization and elites." While far-right ...

What Democrats Need: Something Old and Something New

by SEAN POSEY - To rebuild its winning coalition, a Rust Belt writer argues, the opposition party has to advance younger leaders and go back ...

Shkreli’s Infamous $750 Pill Recreated By High Schoolers For Just $2

by Whitney Webb - A team of high school students have created an inexpensive version of the drug Daraprim, which Martin Shkreli made infamous ...

Trump and His Betraying Makeover

by Ralph Nader - Attention workers who voted for Trump, either eagerly or as a vote against  the hawkish, Wall Street favorite, Hillary Clinton: Donald ...

Pentagon Buried Report Finding $125 Billion in Bureaucratic Waste

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Iraq Army Launches Assault on Vital Mosul Bridge (VIDEO)

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The GOP’s Unconstitutional Plan to Conscript Local Police into Trump’s

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Anti-Euro Populists Emboldened by Italy Vote—But Should They Be?

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What Democrats Need: Something Old and Something New

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Shkreli’s Infamous $750 Pill Recreated By High Schoolers For Just

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Trump and His Betraying Makeover

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This Day in History

On This Day, Dec 8, 1980 – John Lennon Murdered

John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles, the rock group that transformed popular music in the 1960s, is shot and killed by an obsessed fan in New York City. The 40-year-old artist was entering his luxury Manhattan apartment building when Mark David Chapman shot him four times at close range with a .38-caliber revolver. Lennon, bleeding profusely, was rushed to the hospital but died en route. Chapman had received an autograph from Lennon earlier in the day and voluntarily remained at the scene of the shooting until he was arrested by police. For a week, hundreds of bereaved...

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Entertainment Blasts

Brad Pitt Request to Seal Divorce Documents Rejected

A request by Brad Pitt to seal court documents in his custody and divorce proceedings involving Angelina Jolie has been rejected by a judge. But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Burdge Jr did not rule out sealing specific documents, including those related to the couple’s children.  

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Greg Lake, Emerson, Lake & Palmer Co-Founder, Dead at 69

Greg Lake, a singer and multi-instrumentalist who helped propel prog rock into the mainstream as a member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and King Crimson, died Tuesday. His manager told the BBC he had recently had “a long and stubborn battle with cancer.”

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