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Politics

Jussie Smollett’s criminal charges have been dropped, his attorneys say

Fox News’ biggest stars are going on the offensive. Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson took to the airwaves on Monday evening, just a day after Attorney General William Barr briefed Congress on the principal conclusions drawn from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s conduct surrounding Russian election interference in 2016. But they […]

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The unending cost of gun violence

ADVERTISEMENT Sign Up for Our free email newsletters We mostly think about gun massacres in terms of the immediate death tolls: the 13 killed at Columbine, 58 dead at Las Vegas, 49 in Orlando, 27 at Sandy Hook, 17 at Stoneman Douglas. The numbers are horrifically large and they demand humility and mourning, but they […]

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Report: Public Universities Prioritize Out-of-State, Wealthy, White Students, Cue Shock and Awe

Image: iStock While Dr. Dre’s $70 million donations daughter was somehow able to get into USC based “entirely” on her own merit, for many black children, the process to attend their college of choice is an obstacle course of anxiety and racial bias. And while our experiences as perpetual victims of prejudice are irrefutable, it’s […]

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The Daily 202: Trump’s response to the Mueller report foreshadows bitter 2020 battles

THE BIG IDEA: President Trump threw around words like “evil” and “treasonous” on Monday as he lashed out at his critics while celebrating Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Bob Mueller’s report. He and his aides showed little interest in striving for national healing or reconciliation in the wake of seemingly good news from the special […]

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on the Future of Political Gerrymandering

Photo: Getty This year, a Supreme Court stacked with conservative judges may finally decide the fate of political gerrymandering. The issue comes up to the Supreme Court again on Tuesday when judges will hear oral arguments involving redrawn district maps—one involving a Democrat-controlled legislature in Maryland, the other a Republican legislature in North Carolina. If […]

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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity are glad Trump has been ‘vindicated.’ But they’re still really angry.

On Monday’s Late Show, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) quickly shot down Stephen Colbert’s suggestion that she was wearing purple as a sign of red-blue unity. This is a moment where we have to acknowledge Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and demand that it be made public, she said. “If we don’t see it, then millions […]

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From ‘An honest man’ to ‘Shame on him’: Trump team’s conflicting statements on Mueller betray their uncertainty about his reports

Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix March 26 at 9:39 AM [embedded content] After two years of President Trump and his team decrying special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation as a “witch hunt,” Mueller suddenly found himself in for some rare praise on Monday. After Mueller declined to accuse Trump […]

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Trump’s campaign asks networks to ban guests who’ve made misleading claims. Uh, guys?

President Donald Trump speaks with the media on March 24 in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP) Philip Bump National correspondent focused largely on the numbers behind politics March 26 at 9:36 AM It was inevitable that in the wake of Attorney General William P. Barr’s letter summarizing the determinations made by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, […]

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US vs Russia: Everything you need to know about the battle for influence in Venezuela

The U.S. and Russia are locked in a battle for influence over crisis-stricken Venezuela, with Washington and Moscow trading barbs over perceived meddling in the South American country. div > div.group > p:first-child”> On Monday, the U.S. accused Russia of aggravating political tensions in Venezuela. That prompted the Kremlin to repeat its claim that the […]

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From Insecure to Engaged? Issa Rae Has 2 New Magazine Covers—and Possibly Some Big News

Photo: Itaysha Jordan (Essence Communications) There is seemingly absolutely nothing awkward about Issa Rae these days, especially as the beautiful and brilliant mind behind any number of projects currently in development takes center stage on Essence’s April issue. The issue is the magazine’s first in partnership with the newly relaunched Apple News+, now available as […]

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Jeff Zucker: No Regrets on CNN’s Russia Hoax Coverage, ‘We Are Not Investigators’

CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker is pushing back against critics accusing the news network of being one of the chief propagators of a debunked Trump-Russia conspiracy theory after special counsel Robert Mueller cleared the president’s 2016 campaign of alleged collusion with the Kremlin. In an interview with the New York Times, Zucker said he was “entirely comfortable” […]

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The Technology 202: Apple’s push into subscriptions raises new competition concerns, antitrust experts say

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Oprah Winfrey prepare to embrace at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products Monday, March 25, 2019, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Ctrl + N SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s push into subscription services could raise new competition concerns, antitrust experts tell me. Apple’s App Store has […]

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Trump administration backs federal judge’s ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional

President Donald Trump‘s Department of Justice, going further than it had before, said it supports a federal judge’s ruling that President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act, is unconstitutional, according to a court filing. div > div.group > p:first-child”> The Justice Department filed its determination in the U.S. Court of Appeals […]

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