Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘Democratic brand is pretty bad’

June 23, 2017

… searching.” “Understand that for the last 10 years, the model that they have had really has not worked,” Sanders said. “It doesn’t work when you lose the US Senate, US House, the White House. When almost two-thirds of governors chairs are controlled by Republicans. When Democrats have lost a thousand seats and legislatures all over the country.” Sanders told Cooper what he believes the Democrats have to do to win back voters. Democrats need to “make it …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… terse statement that day. An attempt to change the boundaries ignores the review process of cultural and historical characteristics and the public input. Reversing Obamas Bears Ears designation would be an unprecedented assault on a presidential prerogative created in the 1906 Antiquities Act. Nearly every president has wielded the act to preserve tribal lands and natural wonders. Only Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush declined to use the law, according to . But no White House …

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The gift that keeps on giving: Give dad the subscription box of his dreams

June 18, 2017

… made for geeks. Give dad the gift of limited edition t-shirts and the ultimate nerd collectibles from My Geek Box. Get it here for $19.99 per month. A passion for pop culture Image: Loot Crate Let dad dive deep into the obsession of his choice with a Loot Crate subscription. Harry Potter and Stranger Things are just two of the choices. Get it here for $15.99 per month. Classy men drink wine Each month has one red and one White for the best dad out there. You cant go wrong with wine …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… “They’ve sparked protests in the streets, refused to approve White House nominees, destroyed our health care system, and used the media to spew vicious rhetoric against the President.” Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi earlier pushed back hard at suggestions by some conservatives that left wing rhetoric was to blame for Wednesday’s attack. “I think that the comments made by my Republican colleagues are outrageous, beneath the dignity of the job that they …

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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

… the art form. Inspired by movies such as Wild Style and Beat Street and the painting of Bristols earliest-recognized graffiti artist 3D (a.k.a. Robert Del Naja from Massive Attack), Nation said theyd spend hours copying outlines of the work featured in the seminal book Subway Art. Barton Hill was rough, Nation said. At that time the club was very territorial, seen as right wing, predominantly White and very hostile to outsiders. Its exterior walls, he said, were mainly daubed with …

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Russia cloud settles in over Trump’s White House

June 12, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Russia “cloud” is growing over President Donald Trump and threatening to wreck another week for the embattled White House as one of his closest allies tries to avoid a public spectacle on Capitol Hill. RELATED: Source: Sessions’ plans to testify surprised Senate intelligence panel members Trump makes surprise visit at couple’s wedding Trump Jr.: No ambiguity in my father’s orders …

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Melania Trump moves in

June 11, 2017

(CNN)The White House East Wing has thus far been functioning with a first lady in absentia — but soon, that will change. What we learned about Melania Trump from her first international trip Melania Trump’s role on first foreign trip What issues will the First Lady embrace? How Melania Trump met the 45th President …

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LGBT community prepares for a march — and a fight

June 10, 2017

(CNN)Two years after the White House was adorned in rainbow colors to commemorate the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, gay rights activists and lawmakers are preparing to march on Washington again, saying the current President threatens to erase those gains. The march Sunday, which will commemorate the upcoming anniversary of the shooting deaths of 49 people and wounding of more than 50 others at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, comes despite …

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Trump adds Poland stop during G20 trip

June 10, 2017

(CNN)The White House announced that President Donald Trump will visit Poland during a trip to Europe next month for the G20 summit. Poland, a more conservative-leaning government, provides a natural stop for Republican politicians. …

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GOP’s New Defense of Trump: The Guy’s A Toddler, He Doesn’t Know Any Better

June 9, 2017

… crucial U.S.air base when he issued a statement via Twitter accusing that nation of supporting terrorists. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the MSNBC report on Qatar was not accurate. 100 percent false, he said. Alex Wong via Getty Images As it happens, Trumps ignorance actually seemed a feature on the campaign trail, as many of his core supporters justified their allegiance in spite of his clear and sometimes admitted lack of knowledge on a range of issues, from health care to …

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California Attorney General To Trump: Keep Your Hands Off Our Public Lands

June 9, 2017

… areas to oil and gas drilling and even private development. The six are the Giant Sequoia, Mojave Trails, Berryessa Snow Mountain, Carrizo Plain, Sand to Snow and San Gabriel Mountains national monuments. The Giant Sequoia land contains nearly two-thirds of all the giant treesremaining in the world. Utahstribal leaders and the Patagonia outdoor gear and clothing company have both threatened to sue the White House over the order. Trump administrationwant to gut the power of the Antiquities Act …

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdueunveiled the new hive home to a growing population of some 20,000 bees at an event Tuesday and urged Americans to do their own part to help reverse an ongoing worldwide decline in the bee population, according to a White House release. Friends of the Earth, called the White House request extremely hypocritical in light of the administrations proposed cuts to funding for environmental protection. In a statement accompanying the White House …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… police are confident that the three men fatally shot by officers in the minutes after the assault were the only attackers, but there is "clearly more to do" in the investigation. He says the White van they used to mow down pedestrians on London Bridge was rented by one of the men. Security cordons will remain around London Bridge indefinitely. ___ 4:25 p.m. London's assistant police commissioner says eight police officers fired "an unprecedented number" of bullets at the …

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Trump casually pre-games climate announcement with jazz band

June 2, 2017

While the world anxiously waited to hear whether or not President Trump would pull out of the Paris Agreement, a jazz band outside the White House kept things chill AF. After much anticipation, Trump announced on Twitter that he would be making a statement about the country’s future with the major climate agreement on Thursday in the White House Rose Garden. They’re playing smooth jazz in the Rose Garden ahead of the president’s announcement on the Paris climate accord …

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9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord on Thursday with a White House speech that made the historic agreement sound like a trade deal, which it isnt. But that was just one of the thorns in his Rose Garden statement. The nonbinding pact to reduce planet-warming emissions, approved by every country but Syria and Nicaragua, commits its signatories to slashing greenhouse gas outputs and coming back to the negotiating table every five years to seek more …

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Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

June 1, 2017

… use of settlements with polluters. The budget will also provide the agency with an opportunity to identify what barriers have been preventing sites from returning to communities and design solutions to overcome those barriers, the White House wrote in its justification for slashing Superfund. Pruitt celebrated the budget proposal, saying in a statement that it and supports EPAs highest priorities. But Superfund experts say Pruitt doesnt seem to understand the basics of the program, which is …

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South Carolina Democrat’s Poll Shows Progress Against GOP Rival

June 1, 2017

The margin is an improvement from a 16-point deficit in March, according to a summary of the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research Group polling obtained by HuffPost that wasfirst reported by The Washington Post. The special election to fill the seat vacated by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney will occur the same day Democrats hope to take control of Georgias 6th Congressional District, where Democrat Jon Ossoff is up against Republican Karen Handel, with polls showing him ahead but in a …

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6 Subtle Ways Activists Shut Out Asian Americans

May 30, 2017

… anti-immigration sentiment, despite the long history of the Asian civil rights movement in the United States and the immense diversity of Asian American experiences. With so many of us growing up in communities that discourage us from nonconformity or in cultural vacuums that leave room only for assimilation, our apparent absence in activism is not a coincidental one—it is yet another insidious effect of White supremacy. To use this as an excuse is only another way of blaming Asian …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and White bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

May 29, 2017
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The best-looking fidget spinners on the internet, ranked

… your desk. 12. Glow-in-the-dark Image: amazon For spinning well into the night. 11. Black with extra ball bearings Image: amazon For the teen who chains his wallet to his jeans. 10. Gold brass, two wings Image: amazon Like a tiny golden hoverboard. 9. White with black accents Image: amazon For the minimalist. 8. Slate gray Image: amazon Projects a no-nonsense approach to fidget spinning. 7. Wheel-like Image: amazon Like the steering wheel on your very …

May 28, 2017
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Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

Today, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced to a room of incredulous reporters that President Donald Trump made womens empowerment a priority during his campaign. But that wasnt even the emptiest gesture the Trump administration made for womens rights today. After civilization collapses and humans are all but wiped from Earths memory, all that will be left are cockroaches and the echoes of bitter guffaws of feminists who watched this years International Women of Courage Awards. …

May 24, 2017
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Trump’s Budget Takes From Safety Net, Gives To Military

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump wants Congress to cut food stamps and other anti-poverty programs in order to pay for more military spending and a border wall, according to a budget proposal the White House will formally unveil on Tuesday. Trumps budget for fiscal 2018, a summary of which the administration released late Monday, would plow the savings from welfare cuts into higher military spending and deficit reduction. It also adds $2.6 billion more for border security, including $1.6 …

May 23, 2017
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Ipoh: A cultural and culinary guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

(CNN)Sometime after the tin slump of the 1980s, Ipoh earned a reputation for being a retirement destination, or just a pit stop on the way to Penang. “Before, there wasn’t one place where people gathered,” says Julie Song of Burps & Giggles, a cafe that’s contributed to the city’s new face. “Now, everyone who comes makes Old Town their first stop.” …

May 23, 2017
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Trump’s doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

… speech to his Saudi arms purchasers while bolstering Islamophobia in the United States. Over the past two years, Trump has repeatedly stated that “Islam hates us” and Islam is a “hateful foreign ideology,” a kind of rhetoric that has emboldened his White nationalist supporters to discriminate against and attack Muslims. The growing anti-Muslim bigotry could give his administration free rein to disproportionately target Muslims in counterterrorism investigations, …

May 22, 2017
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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Donald Trump is a man whose behavior follows the whim of his impulses and tantrums, much like a toddler, and the world is scrambling to accommodate it. Officials in the White House and from governments around the globe have tailored aspects of governance to the new president to fit his notoriously short attention span and need for praise. SEE ALSO: Trump’s fave …

May 21, 2017
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