Road to measles elimination is predictable, but can be rocky

The United States has seen more measles cases so far in 2019 than in any year since elimination was declared in 2000 – meaning the disease is no longer endemic in the country, spreading constantly throughout the year. This year’s American outbreak is dwarfed by those in Ukraine, Philippines, Madagas…

How Trump’s tax data from his early years gives us a road map of what his current forms might tell us

President Donald Trump has refused to release his tax returns. He has sued his former accountants and Deutsche Bank to keep them from releasing his returns after they were subpoenaed to do so. And his treasury secretary has refused to provide the returns to Congress. But bit by bit, The Continue Reading

Texas LGBTQ Caucus marks major victory, killing bill advocates feared would hurt gay communities

In their first major test, members of the Texas House’s LGBTQ Caucus helped muscle down a bill Thursday night that they characterized as an assault on gay rights and protections. The five female lawmakers in the first-of-its-kind caucus used a parliamentary maneuver to delay and ultimately defeat Ho…

Whistleblower says Facebook generating terror content

Facebook is unwittingly auto-generating content for terror-linked groups that its artificial intelligence systems do not recognize as extremist, according to a complaint made public on Thursday. The National Whistleblowers Center in Washington carried out a five-month study of the pages of 3,000 mem…

Influential excrement: How life in Antarctica thrives on penguin poop

For more than half a century, biologists studying Antarctica focused their research on understanding how organisms cope with the continent’s severe drought and the coldest conditions on the planet. One thing they didn’t really factor in, however, was the role played by the nitrogen-rich …

Listen to TurboTax lie to get out of refunding overcharged customers

The makers of TurboTax have long been luring customers into paying for a service that they promised the government they’d give away for free. Now they’re lying to customers to avoid giving refunds. We’ve heard from 16 people who say they were denied refunds and told that the truly free Continue Reading

‘The bar is that low’: Don Lemon reveals why he commended Republican analyst for mild criticism of Trump inciting violence

CNN anchor Don Lemon on Thursday explained why he commended a Republican political analyst for mild criticism of President Donald Trump. While talking about Trump “inciting violence” at a campaign rally on the Florida panhandle, conservative CNN contributor Scott Jennings suggested that …

President suffers meltdown after James Comey told CNN it is ‘possible’ that ‘the Russians have leverage over President Trump’

President Donald Trump freaked out on Twitter after former FBI Director James Comey gave an exclusive interview to CNN on the two-year anniversary of being fired. “Do you think the Russians have leverage over President Trump?” Anderson Cooper asked. “I don’t know the answer to that…

Trump is not concerned about his son: Biographer says ‘he doesn’t have the same feelings that the rest of us have’

President Donald Trump’s fury over the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaing his namesake son is not primarily driven by fatherly love, a Trump biographer explained on CNN. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D’Antonio, author of the 2015 book Never Enough…

CNN’s Don Lemon issues blistering fact-check: ‘Trump Jr was not exonerated — and neither was his father’

CNN anchor fact-checked President Donald Trump’s latest claims about the legal exposure facing his family that was revealed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Lemon noted a devasting Tuesday interview on CNN with former FBI Director James Comey. “It comes on the day the pr…

Giuliani plans trip to Ukraine to dig up dirt on Biden before 2020 primaries begin: report

On Thursday, The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump’s counsel, Rudy Giuliani, is planning a trip to Ukraine to urge the government there to help him produce more dirt that he can use as opposition research against former Vice President Joe Biden. Specifically, he wants the Ukr…

Florida spa operator linked to Trump under federal investigation for possible campaign finance violations: report

On Thursday, the Miami Herald reported that Li “Cindy” Yang, the Republican donor and operator of a chain of Asian-themed massage parlors in South Florida, is under federal investigation. Prosecutors are reportedly looking into whether Yang, a naturalized American citizen with extensive …

Trump’s frustrated lawyers see their legal advice go down the drain every time the president gets tips from Fox News hosts: report

President Donald Trump believes that what he hears over public airwaves on Fox News is smarter legal advice than any attorney could provide, The New York Times reported Thursday. White House counsel Pat Cipollone is currently directing Trump’s legal strategy — at least, that is, until he…

MSNBC analyst demands lawmakers haul Don Jr in immediately for questioning: This ‘white-privilege silver-spoon treatment has to stop!’

President Donald Trump’s namesake son is receiving “silver spoon” treatment from Senate Republicans an MSNBC legal analyst explained on Thursday. Elie Mystal, the executive editor of Above the Law was interviewed by Chris Hayes on his show “All In” about whether Donald …

MSNBC analyst demands lawmakers haul Don Jr in immediately for questioning: This ‘white-privilege silver-spoon treatment has to stop!’

President Donald Trump’s namesake son is receiving “silver spoon” treatment from Senate Republicans an MSNBC legal analyst explained on Thursday. Elie Mystal, the executive editor of Above the Law was interviewed by Chris Hayes on his show “All In” about whether Donald …

MSNBC analyst demands lawmakers haul Don Jr in immediately for questioning: This ‘white-privilege silver-spoon treatment has to stop!’

President Donald Trump’s namesake son is receiving “silver spoon” treatment from Senate Republicans an MSNBC legal analyst explained on Thursday. Elie Mystal, the executive editor of Above the Law was interviewed by Chris Hayes on his show “All In” about whether Donald …

MSNBC analyst demands lawmakers haul Don Jr in immediately for questioning: This ‘white-privilege silver-spoon treatment has to stop!’

President Donald Trump’s namesake son is receiving “silver spoon” treatment from Senate Republicans an MSNBC legal analyst explained on Thursday. Elie Mystal, the executive editor of Above the Law was interviewed by Chris Hayes on his show “All In” about whether Donald …

MSNBC analyst demands lawmakers haul Don Jr in immediately for questioning: This ‘white-privilege silver-spoon treatment has to stop!’

President Donald Trump’s namesake son is receiving “silver spoon” treatment from Senate Republicans an MSNBC legal analyst explained on Thursday. Elie Mystal, the executive editor of Above the Law was interviewed by Chris Hayes on his show “All In” about whether Donald …

Marjorie Stoneman teacher burns down NRA’s Dana Loesch for wanting to arm Florida teachers: ‘She only wants to sell more guns’

Marjorie Stoneman teacher, Greg Pittman, railed against NRA’s Dana Loesch for suggesting that school shootings be combatted by arming teachers with guns. “An overwhelming majority of my students and teachers completely disagree with this decision by the state legislature and by the gover…