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Beto O’Rourke & Martin O’Malley: the dark horse ticket that could beat Trump in 2020

Welcome to That’s the Ticket! In this series, we will speculate about presidential tickets that might (or might not!) wind up competing in the demolition derby for the White House in 2020. The goal here is to have a little fun (politics [...]

In 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court sides with Trump administration on travel ban

The Supreme Court upheld the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S. by people from several Muslim-majority countries, in a ruling Tuesday that hands the White House a victory on one of its most controversial [...]

Mitch McConnell gloats after Supreme Court undercuts public sector unions in final decision

When the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, decided to uphold President Donald Trump’s revised ban on travelers from several majority Muslim nations on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s team tweeted an image [...]

Populist candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador elected president of Mexico in landslide

Mexico has a new leader after the populist candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador won a landslide victory in Sunday’s presidential election. The former mayor of Mexico City easily outpaced his two main rivals, securing more than 53 [...]

Only “positive coverage” allowed: Melania Trump is making money off of her press photos

First lady Melania Trump reportedly earned at least $ 100,000 in royalties from Getty Images in 2017 for the use of images that, under a licensing agreement, could only be used in “positive coverage,” NBC News reports. NBC News, [...]

Cynthia Nixon declares herself a “democratic socialist”: “Count me in”

Actress-turned-candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon announced on Tuesday that she’s running as a “democratic socialist.” “Yes. Some more establishment, corporate Democrats get very scared by this term but if democratic [...]
Albuquerque newspaper apologizes for “obviously racist” cartoon attacking Dreamers
The statement continued, “Aside from the obviously racist undertones of this cartoon – coming from an artist with a history of racist cartoons – its goal is clearly to destroy an immigration compromise, not to promote one.” Cartoons [...]
Antonio Sabato Jr., GOP congressional candidate, repeats claim that Obama is Muslim
[unable to retrieve full-text content] “He changed his name to Obama when he followed the Islam religion,” said the former soap star on “The View” Source: Salon: in-depth news, politics, business, technology & culture [...]
Omarosa on “Big Brother”: U.S. is “going to not be OK” under Trump
[unable to retrieve full-text content] “I’d like to say it’s not my problem, but I can’t say that because it’s bad,” she said Source: Salon: in-depth news, politics, business, technology & culture > [...]
North Korea holds military parade the day before the Olympics’ opening ceremony
[unable to retrieve full-text content] The parade comes just hours before North and the South march under one flag at games Source: Salon: in-depth news, politics, business, technology & culture > Politics