Yes, Chuck Todd: Donald Trump is a racist ‘in his heart’ — here’s how we know

Apparently, after years of hearing Donald Trump spew racist invective about Latino immigrants, Muslims, black football players and various other people of color, NBC anchor Chuck Todd still can’t handle the factual description of the president as a “racist.” On Sunday, Sen. Sherrod… The post Yes, Chuck Todd: Donald Trump Continue Reading

Desperate Virginia Gov. Northam says he won’t resign and be known as ‘a racist for life’

A desperate and embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has held meetings with his aides and Cabinet members over the past 24 hours to see if they will support him in the face of the revelation his college yearbook included a photo of a man in blackface and another in KKK robes and hood. Continue Reading

‘Sh*thole countries and executive time’: White House insiders reveal the most troubling Trump leaks

White House officials are worried and angry about the leak of President Donald Trump’s private schedule, which shows hours of daily “executive time” spent watching TV and chatting with friends. A source leaked 95 pages of the president’s schedule from the last three months to… The post ‘Sh*thole countries and Continue Reading

Why do so many Americans now support legalizing marijuana?

American views on marijuana have shifted incredibly rapidly. Thirty years ago, marijuana legalization seemed like a lost cause. In 1988, only 24 percent of Americans supported legalization. But steadily, the nation began to liberalize. By 2018, 66 percent of U.S. residents offered their approval, tr… The post Why do so Continue Reading

Dying while black: Perpetual gaps exist in health care for African-Americans

Several years ago, MapQuest directed me on a 10-hour drive to visit my father in a Florida hospital. Complications from diabetes, including blindness, kidney failure, congestive heart failure, and a below-the-knee amputation, had taken their toll. This time my father, 69, was hospitalized for an inf… The post Dying while Continue Reading

‘Why upstage Stacey Abrams?’: Internet explodes in anger as Bernie Sanders says he’ll deliver a SOTU response

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont, announced Monday evening he will be delivering his own response to President Donald Trump‘s State of the Union address Tuesday night. Democrat Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives and the first Bl… The post ‘Why upstage Stacey Abrams?’: Internet Continue Reading

CNN’s Gregory mocks Trump’s phony calls for unity: ‘He said Nancy Pelosi is supportive of human trafficking!’

CNN’s David Gregory on Tuesday mocked reports that President Donald Trump would call for bipartisan unity during his State of the Union address. During a panel discussion on Trump’s upcoming address, Gregory pointed out just how hollow Trump’s calls for unity would be given that he… The post CNN’s Gregory Continue Reading

Trump’s tax returns: Leaked strategy reveals GOP plotting all-out battle to keep them secret

Treasury Department officials are planning ways to keep President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns away from Democratic lawmakers. A handful of top political appointees and lawyers are developing a strategy to counter Democratic subpoenas and prevent the IRS from turning over those document… The post Trump’s tax returns: Leaked strategy Continue Reading

Colorado jogger fends off, kills mountain lion on rural trail

A Colorado jogger fought off a mountain lion in the foothills of Horsetooth Mountain on Monday, suffering severe bites before he killed the wild animal in self-defense, authorities said. The man, who was not identified, was jogging on a trail on the West Ridge of the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Continue Reading

Women’s brains appear ‘years younger’ than men’s: study

Women tend to outlive men and stay mentally sharp longer, and a new study out Monday could explain why: female brains appear on average about three years younger. The study enrolled 121 women and 84 men, who underwent PET scans to measure brain metabolism, or the flow of oxygen and Continue Reading

Commentators hope Trump’s big speech on Tuesday night will bring America together — but almost no one thinks he can

Donald Trump’s State of the Union, battered and delayed: What should we expect?… The post Commentators hope Trump’s big speech on Tuesday night will bring America together — but almost no one thinks he can appeared first on Raw Story.

Ten dead in possible arson attack at Paris apartment block

At least 10 people died and 30 were injured in an overnight blaze at an apartment block in Paris that police are treating as possible arson, officials said Tuesday. The fire on the upper floors of the building in the rue Erlanger in the upmarket 16th district of southwest Paris Continue Reading

Zuckerberg sees ‘positive’ force of Facebook despite firestorm

Mark Zuckerberg said Monday he sees Facebook as a largely “positive” force for society as the embattled social network marked its 15th anniversary. Even as Facebook is facing a wave of criticism over issues of manipulation, misinformation, abuse and other social ills, Zuckerberg said it … The post Zuckerberg sees Continue Reading

Tens of thousands pack stadium for first papal mass on Arabian Peninsula

Tens of thousands of Catholics and several thousand Muslims attended an unprecedented public celebration of Mass on Tuesday by Pope Francis, the first pontiff in history to visit the Arabian Peninsula. More than 120,000 worshippers packed Zayed Sports City stadium and its surroundings in Abu Dhabi, … The post Tens Continue Reading

‘War within the Republican Party’: How Trump is playing with fire and risks fracturing the GOP

President Donald Trump is stuck between a wall and his constitutional limits. His attempt to use a government shutdown to force Democrats into passing funds for a border wall, the quintessential promise of his 2016 campaign, failed miserably. Because of his own vicious rhetoric, he’s given Dem… The post ‘War within the Continue Reading

Russia must develop new missiles to counter U.S. before 2021: RIA cites defense minister

Russia must develop a new land-based cruise missile and a new land-based hypersonic missile before 2021 to respond to Washington’s planned exit from a nuclear arms control pact, the RIA news agency cited the defense minister as saying on Tuesday. President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Russia… The post Continue Reading

‘El Chapo’ jury ends first day of deliberations without verdict

Jurors in the U.S. trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, accused of running one of the world’s most infamous drug cartels, ended their first day of deliberations in Brooklyn federal court on Monday without reaching a verdict. The 12 jurors began deliberating at about 1 p.m. (1800 GMT)after receiving i… Continue Reading

Shredder in partially destroyed Banksy ‘disabled’

The shredder that partially destroyed a Banksy canvas moments after it was sold at auction last year has been “disabled”, a German museum said on Monday, ahead of the piece going on display. “We wanted to avoid having, in three or four days, a visitor who, just as in London Continue Reading