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Fox News Employees Angry Over Seth Rich Story: ‘People Need to Start Getting Canned’ | Mediaite


In the wake of the lawsuit, one personality said that it brings up the “same embarrassment” that came up after the debunked story was pushed by Hannity and others, adding that it “makes people doubt Fox.”

Source: Fox News Employees Angry Over Seth Rich Story: ‘People Need to Start Getting Canned’ | Mediaite

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Dem Congressman Delivers Devastating Trump Takedown: ‘We Have A Weak President’


Donald Trump spent the entire campaign playing the tough guy card, but after six months in the White House, there is not a soul on the planet who takes him seriously.

Source: Dem Congressman Delivers Devastating Trump Takedown: ‘We Have A Weak President’

John Kelly: The Facts | American Civil Liberties Union


The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has wide-ranging authority over the development and implementation of national security policy. Overseeing a wide array of agencies, including: the Coast Guard; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Customs and Border Protection; the Secret Service; and the Transportation Security Agency, the Secretary sits at the center of ongoing debates around border protection, the rights of undocumented immigrants, drug policy, and constitutional limits on the powers of the security services.Gen. John Kelly has pledged to bring to the role of Secretary a “deep respect for our laws and Constitution.” Lawmakers should use his confirmation hearings to question Kelly on his record and challenge him to speak out, in his characteristically forthright manner, should the Trump administration pursue its unconstitutional proposals.FactsAs the General in charge of the Guantanamo Bay Detention facility, Kelly publicly criticized efforts to close Guantanamo (Source) and was accused by Obama Administration officials of working to undermine the President’s efforts to close the facility. (Source)Opposed and publicly criticized the integration of women into military ground combat units, arguing it would lead to lower standards. (Source)Defended the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques”, such as waterboarding and rectal feeding. Kelly went on to dismiss the criticisms of human rights groups as “foolishness”. (Source)Testified in support of an officer caught urinating on talibani corpses. (Source)Supports the imprisonment of terror suspects without trial. (Source)Criticised by Amnesty International for his “unsafe and inhumane” treatment (Source) of Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike to protest their imprisonment. (Source)Supports the war on drugs and opposes legalization or decriminalization of any drugs, including marijuana. (Source)A proponent of border security, Kelly believes that “no wall will work by itself” and has warned about the “existential threat” that unchecked migration poses for the nation. (Source)

Source: John Kelly: The Facts | American Civil Liberties Union

Donald Trump’s job approval drops to 33%: Quinnipiac poll


Per the Quinnipiac Poll, only 33% approve of how Trump is doing his job, compared to 61% who disapprove.

Source: Donald Trump’s job approval drops to 33%: Quinnipiac poll

Want to Really Help Workers? Protect their Speech!


Americans’ First Amendment rights should apply to American workers.

Source: Want to Really Help Workers? Protect their Speech!

A small but Soul-crushing illustration of Donald Trump’s utter economic illiteracy


A subtle yet gobsmacking moment from the leaked Wall Street Journal interview.

Source: A small but Soul-crushing illustration of Donald Trump’s utter economic illiteracy

Don’t Repeat the Iraq War False WMD Claims with Iran « LobeLog


by Mark Fitzpatrick Where were you when the US invaded Iraq 15 years ago?  I was an acting Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department, with an inside view on the decision-making process. My…

Source: Don’t Repeat the Iraq War False WMD Claims with Iran « LobeLog

For First Time, NAACP Advises Against Travel to a State – news – att.net


Source: For First Time, NAACP Advises Against Travel to a State – news – att.net

Mexican president denies calling Trump to praise border policy – news – att.net


Mexican president denies calling Trump to praise border policy

Source: Mexican president denies calling Trump to praise border policy – news – att.net

Chuck: Evasion and Obstruction from the White House – att.net


Chuck: Evasion and Obstruction from the White House

Source: Chuck: Evasion and Obstruction from the White House – att.net

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