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    Alt-Right Now: Bannon Storms CPAC

    Alt-Right Now: Bannon Storms CPAC

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland—At the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference, Stephen K. Bannon took the stage as a victorious revolutionary. He was greeted by an adoring audience, sprinkled with #MAGA hats, as a hero who helped reconquer the Wh...

    Steve Bannon left no doubt who was running the conservative movement now and it’s not the organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.

    Cruz’s Sad, Delusional Return to CPAC

    Cruz’s Sad, Delusional Return to CPAC

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland—In a parallel universe, Ted Cruz would have victoriously taken the stage at CPAC as the president of the United States.And in a room away from the main Conservative Political Action Conference stage on Thursday morning, f...

    A group of the senator’s aides from his failed presidential campaign held a seminar on ‘crafting a winning campaign’ at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, beca...

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    Kremlin & GOP Bigwigs Have a New Friend

    Kremlin & GOP Bigwigs Have a New Friend

    Just a few years ago, Maria Butina owned a furniture store in Siberia. Now she’s wheeling and dealing with D.C. think-tankers, Republican strategists, and a Russian bank chief with alleged mob connections.Depending on the audience, Butina has pres...

    Depending on who’s asking, Maria Butina is either a Russian central bank staffer, a gun rights advocate, or a connection between D.C. Republicans and Russia.

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    Alt-Right Now: Bannon Storms CPAC

    Alt-Right Now: Bannon Storms CPAC

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland—At the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference, Stephen K. Bannon took the stage as a victorious revolutionary. He was greeted by an adoring audience, sprinkled with #MAGA hats, as a hero who helped reconquer the Wh...

    Steve Bannon left no doubt who was running the conservative movement now and it’s not the organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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    CPAC

    CPAC: ‘Revolution Is Here & It’s Bloody’

    CPAC: ‘Revolution Is Here & It’s Bloody’

    Last year, shortly after the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the board of directors of the American Conservative Union convened a conference call to discuss the party’s newly minted presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.The ...

    CPAC has long been a parade of the Republican fringe. But in 2016, the fringe took over and now they have the main stage all to themselves.

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    Jewish cemeteries vandalism

    Why Pence Had to Honor Jewish Graves

    Why Pence Had to Honor Jewish Graves

    Why did it take the desecration of a Jewish cemetery for President Trump and Vice President Pence to finally condemn anti-Semitism?There were, of course, multiple factors that finally teased out a condemnation from the president (issued, rather bi...

    The president is not an anti-Semite, but he is the head of an anti-Semitic movement.

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    Colbert Savages InfoWars’ Alex Jones

    Colbert Savages InfoWars’ Alex Jones

    As he does on a nightly basis, Stephen Colbert opened his Late Show monologue on Wednesday with some jokes at President Donald Trump’s expense. But this time, he got a little philosophical about it. “I hope that doesn’t upset Donald Trump, becau...

    The ‘Late Show’ host did a deep dive into the conspiracy theory site InfoWars during his Wednesday night monologue.

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    Meyers Rips Trump’s Pointless Wall

    Meyers Rips Trump’s Pointless Wall

    Despite what you might be hearing from incompetent Texas hunters and the president of the United States these days, “there’s hardly an immigration crime wave in this country” right now, Seth Meyers told viewers Wednesday night—citing a series of s...

    The ‘Late Night’ host took ‘A Closer Look’ at President Trump’s doomed immigration policies.

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    Katy Perry performing on stage at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)

    Katy Perry Mocks Trump As Dead Body

    Katy Perry Mocks Trump As Dead Body

    American award shows don’t have a monopoly on politics. Meryl Streep called out Donald Trump at the Golden Globes, A Tribe Called Quest denounced the president’s “Muslim ban” at the Grammys. Who knows what might happen at this Sunday’s Oscars? But...

    The skeletons appeared to hold hands, just like the real American and British leaders.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND AUGUST 27: Jenna Jameson enters the Celebrity Big Brother house at Elstree Studios on August 27, 2015 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

    Jenna Jameson Defends Milo, the KKK

    Jenna Jameson Defends Milo, the KKK

    As one of the world’s most famous ex-porn stars, a XXX icon who’s appeared in close to 200 adult films, it is pretty surprising that Jenna Jameson has rebranded herself as an alt-right firebrand.Then again, the 42-year-old formerly known as Jenna ...

    The former porn star has gone full alt-right.

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    Meyers Rips Trump’s Pointless Wall

    Meyers Rips Trump’s Pointless Wall

    Despite what you might be hearing from incompetent Texas hunters and the president of the United States these days, “there’s hardly an immigration crime wave in this country” right now, Seth Meyers told viewers Wednesday night—citing a series of s...

    The ‘Late Night’ host took ‘A Closer Look’ at President Trump’s doomed immigration policies.

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    Donald Trump’s Bizarre Oscars Obsession

    Donald Trump’s Bizarre Oscars Obsession

    Donald Trump loves gold. His three-story palatial penthouse overlooking Manhattan, valued at $100 million, is bedizened with 24-karat gold finishings, aping the garish stylings of Louis XIV and Saddam Hussein. It even has gold-plated toilets. And,...

    The president—who constantly decries ‘Hollywood elitists’—is downright obsessed with the Academy Awards, for years live-tweeting and delivering recaps of Hollywood’s big night.

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    Geroge Clooney

    Clooney: Trump Is a ‘Hollywood Elitist’

    Clooney: Trump Is a ‘Hollywood Elitist’

    At the 2006 Academy Awards, after receiving the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for portraying a grizzled CIA agent in the geopolitical thriller Syriana, George Clooney strolled up to the rostrum and delivered an acceptance speech touching on “Hollywo...

    The Oscar-winning screen icon went off on how hypocritical the president and his chief strategist are for branding actors as out-of-touch ‘Hollywood elitists.’

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    Joe Scarborough

    Scarborough: Trump Admin ‘Scary as Hell’

    Scarborough: Trump Admin ‘Scary as Hell’

    It was one year ago this week that Joe Scarborough and his Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski cozied up with Donald Trump for an MSNBC town hall, the fairness of which they doth protested a bit too much the following morning.Since then, Scarborou...

    The ‘Morning Joe’ host delivered a surprisingly harsh assessment of the Trump administration on ‘The Late Show.’

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    Donald Trump’s Bizarre Oscars Obsession

    Donald Trump’s Bizarre Oscars Obsession

    Donald Trump loves gold. His three-story palatial penthouse overlooking Manhattan, valued at $100 million, is bedizened with 24-karat gold finishings, aping the garish stylings of Louis XIV and Saddam Hussein. It even has gold-plated toilets. And,...

    The president—who constantly decries ‘Hollywood elitists’—is downright obsessed with the Academy Awards, for years live-tweeting and delivering recaps of Hollywood’s big night.

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    Kremlin & GOP Bigwigs Have a New Friend

    Kremlin & GOP Bigwigs Have a New Friend

    Just a few years ago, Maria Butina owned a furniture store in Siberia. Now she’s wheeling and dealing with D.C. think-tankers, Republican strategists, and a Russian bank chief with alleged mob connections.Depending on the audience, Butina has pres...

    Depending on who’s asking, Maria Butina is either a Russian central bank staffer, a gun rights advocate, or a connection between D.C. Republicans and Russia.

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    The Real Target of Trump's Ban Is Iran

    The Real Target of Trump's Ban Is Iran

    The Real Target of Trump's Ban Is Iran

    After what appeared to be a costly misfire, the Trump administration appears ready to release a revised executive order on immigration after massaging the language through the traditional interagency process it skipped the first time around.It sho...

    Iran has been politically or militarily active across the globe—including each of the six other states covered by the disputed U.S. travel ban.

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    £1M Gitmo Detainee Just Blew Himself Up

    £1M Gitmo Detainee Just Blew Himself Up

    £1M Gitmo Detainee Just Blew Himself Up

    Almost 13 years ago today, Jamal al-Harith was freed from Guantanamo Bay and returned to the U.K. But he won’t be celebrating the anniversary this year. Instead, he has blown himself up in Mosul on behalf of the so-called Islamic State.What makes ...

    Jamal al-Harith got a million pounds from the British government—and plenty of friendly coverage in the press—after his release from Guantanamo. Now he’s become a martyr for ISIS.

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     Italy's State Funded LGBT "Clubs"

    Italy Paid for Gay Orgies

    Italy Paid for Gay Orgies

    ROME—There is little question that Italy has been slow on the uptake when it comes to recognizing equal rights for the country’s LGBT community. Last year Italy was the last in western Europe to finally pass a same sex union law, though it remains...

    The country’s anti-discrimination department used funds intended to combat homophobia to invest in private prostitution clubs.

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    The Real Target of Trump's Ban Is Iran

    The Real Target of Trump's Ban Is Iran

    The Real Target of Trump's Ban Is Iran

    After what appeared to be a costly misfire, the Trump administration appears ready to release a revised executive order on immigration after massaging the language through the traditional interagency process it skipped the first time around.It sho...

    Iran has been politically or militarily active across the globe—including each of the six other states covered by the disputed U.S. travel ban.

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    Europe Confronts the Jekyll/Hyde Trump Administration

    Trump’s Jekyll/Hyde Team Spooks Europe

    Trump’s Jekyll/Hyde Team Spooks Europe

    PARIS — European politicians and policy makers have begun to feel they’re watching a horror movie: the tale of an American administration with a split personality as sinister as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde—the first perfectly reasonable and sociable, ...

    While the reasonable-sounding Jekylls try to reassure the Europeans that Trump doesn’t mean what he says, the Hydes push an agenda that will destroy the EU.

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    A Very Expensive Poison

    When Putin’s Killers Descended on London

    When Putin’s Killers Descended on London

    Prologue:The Men from Moscow Passport control, Gatwick Airport, Sussex 16 October 2006Two of the Russians arriving that morning stood out. What precisely made them suspicious was hard to identify. But in the mind of Spencer Scott—the detective c...

    In this excerpt from ‘A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin’s War With the West,’ the first vestiges of a global Russian murder ring emerge.

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    Sleeper Cells

    The Sleeper Cells of Mosul

    The Sleeper Cells of Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq—The “My Fair Lady” restaurant was making a brisk trade when the suicide bomber stepped into the open-fronted eatery flanking a busy roundabout in east Mosul and detonated the explosives strapped around his waist. The blast swept throug...

    As the ‘final offensive’ to retake the western half of the city begins, the underground networks of ISIS continue to attack in the ‘liberated’ eastern half.

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    Europe Confronts the Jekyll/Hyde Trump Administration

    Trump’s Jekyll/Hyde Team Spooks Europe

    Trump’s Jekyll/Hyde Team Spooks Europe

    PARIS — European politicians and policy makers have begun to feel they’re watching a horror movie: the tale of an American administration with a split personality as sinister as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde—the first perfectly reasonable and sociable, ...

    While the reasonable-sounding Jekylls try to reassure the Europeans that Trump doesn’t mean what he says, the Hydes push an agenda that will destroy the EU.

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    Henry County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office

    Alleged Shooter: ‘Get Out of My Country’

    Alleged Shooter: ‘Get Out of My Country’

    A Kansas man allegedly shot two Indian-American men and a bystander after yelling anti-immigrant slurs Wednesday night.Adam Purinton, 51, allegedly opened fire on the two Indian-American engineers in an Olathe, Kansas, bar, in an incident Kansas p...

    An alleged case of racist mistaken identity in Kansas left two injured and one dead.

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    Rubber masks depicting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump are seen at the Ogawa Studios, a mask making company, in Saitama, Japan, November 21, 2016.

    'Post-Election Stress Disorder’ Is Real

    'Post-Election Stress Disorder’ Is Real

    Wally Pfingsten has always been a news junkie. But since President Donald Trump was elected, he’s been so anxious about the political tumult that even just having the TV news on in the background at home is unbearable.“It’s been crippling,” said t...

    Therapists and mental health professionals have reported an uptick in demand for services in the months since the election.

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    Kremlin & GOP Bigwigs Have a New Friend

    Kremlin & GOP Bigwigs Have a New Friend

    Just a few years ago, Maria Butina owned a furniture store in Siberia. Now she’s wheeling and dealing with D.C. think-tankers, Republican strategists, and a Russian bank chief with alleged mob connections.Depending on the audience, Butina has pres...

    Depending on who’s asking, Maria Butina is either a Russian central bank staffer, a gun rights advocate, or a connection between D.C. Republicans and Russia.

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    Henry County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office

    Alleged Shooter: ‘Get Out of My Country’

    Alleged Shooter: ‘Get Out of My Country’

    A Kansas man allegedly shot two Indian-American men and a bystander after yelling anti-immigrant slurs Wednesday night.Adam Purinton, 51, allegedly opened fire on the two Indian-American engineers in an Olathe, Kansas, bar, in an incident Kansas p...

    An alleged case of racist mistaken identity in Kansas left two injured and one dead.

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    Slain Girl Recorded Her Suspected Killer

    Slain Girl Recorded Her Suspected Killer

    In the final moments before she disappeared, Liberty German turned on her cell phone’s video camera and recorded a man telling her, “Down the hill.”German, 14, and her friend Abigail Williams, 13, were reported missing several hours later after th...

    Two Indiana teens were killed on a trail last week, but police recovered video and audio from one girl’s phone that could crack the case.

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    The Murderer Who Broke Norman Mailer's Heart

    The Murderer Who Broke Mailer’s Heart

    The Murderer Who Broke Mailer’s Heart

    When I first entered the netherworld of corruption and violence in 1993 for a first-time, nonviolent LSD conspiracy, the first two books I read when I hit prison were Norman Mailer’s The Executioner’s Song and Jack Henry Abbott’s In the Belly of t...

    A new book explores the relationship between convicted killer Jack Henry Abbott and his literary mentor.

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    Tech

    Robot Thinker

    How Artificial Intelligence ‘Thinks’

    How Artificial Intelligence ‘Thinks’

    Artificial intelligence has gotten pretty darn smart—at least, at certain tasks. AI has defeated world champions in chess, Go, and now poker. But can artificial intelligence actually think?The answer is complicated, largely because intelligence is...

    AI can beat humans in chess, Go, poker and Jeopardy. But what about emotional intelligence or street smarts?

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    Russian Arrested for Hacking in L.A.

    Russian Arrested for Hacking in L.A.

    A federal investigation into a Russian cybercrime ring led Secret Service agents to the doorstep of a 29-year-old Los Angeles man the United States calls an “extremely sophisticated and well-connected cybercriminal” who allegedly used malware to s...

    Alexander Tverdokhlebov, described as an ‘extremely sophisticated and well-connected cybercriminal,’ allegedly robbed thousands of U.S. bank accounts.

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    Inside the ISIS drone factory

    ISIS’s Drone Papers Revealed

    ISIS’s Drone Papers Revealed

    This report was originally published by The Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point.By Don Rassler, Muhammad al-’Ubaydi, Vera MirnovaMuch has been made of the Islamic State drone threat ever since the group killed two Kurdish soldiers in October...

    At a former jihadist-run facility in Mosul, Iraq, researchers uncovered a cache of documents that show how the so-called Islamic State buys, builds, and deploys unmanned aircraft.

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    Uber

    #DeleteUber Activists Hail CEO Decision

    #DeleteUber Activists Hail CEO Decision

    Activists in the quickly mobilized effort to oppose Uber were celebrating Thursday evening after their message finally broke through.Less than a week after a massively successful social media campaign using the hashtag #DeleteUber implored users t...

    The creator of the movement called Travis Kalanick’s exit from the president’s economic council a ‘crushing victory’—but said it’s not yet time for people to start using the app again.

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    Russian Arrested for Hacking in L.A.

    Russian Arrested for Hacking in L.A.

    A federal investigation into a Russian cybercrime ring led Secret Service agents to the doorstep of a 29-year-old Los Angeles man the United States calls an “extremely sophisticated and well-connected cybercriminal” who allegedly used malware to s...

    Alexander Tverdokhlebov, described as an ‘extremely sophisticated and well-connected cybercriminal,’ allegedly robbed thousands of U.S. bank accounts.

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    Russian super hacker wants to be Trump's Chelsea Manning

    Will Trump Free a Russian Superhacker?

    Will Trump Free a Russian Superhacker?

    The Federal Detention Center near Seattle is home to 563 men and women who are all waiting for something. Some are accused criminals approaching trial, others are immigrants facing deportation, a few are serving a sentence and waiting for their re...

    A Putin ally and his criminal son bet big on Trump winning the White House. Will the new president reward their faith in him?

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    Reddit Bans Alt-Right Group

    Reddit Bans Alt-Right Group

    Reddit, the enormous online community-run forum, announced on Wednesday night that it was banning the white nationalist subreddit r/altright, due to “posting of personal information,” otherwise known as doxxing.“Reddit is the proud home to some of...

    The company, once a haven for right wing extremism, is cracking down on the hub of white nationalists—right after its founder blasted Trump’s ban on immigrants and refugees.

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    Unlocking ALS

    Paralyzed Patients Speak for First Time

    Paralyzed Patients Speak for First Time

    Imagine what it would be like to be fully conscious and aware of your surroundings, but trapped inside a paralyzed body, not only unable to move, but unable to communicate in any way, for the rest of your life. Unable to express feelings, thoughts...

    When a new brain-computer interface reached the thoughts of completely locked-in patients for the first time ever, it found them engaged and happy to be alive.

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    Russian super hacker wants to be Trump's Chelsea Manning

    Will Trump Free a Russian Superhacker?

    Will Trump Free a Russian Superhacker?

    The Federal Detention Center near Seattle is home to 563 men and women who are all waiting for something. Some are accused criminals approaching trial, others are immigrants facing deportation, a few are serving a sentence and waiting for their re...

    A Putin ally and his criminal son bet big on Trump winning the White House. Will the new president reward their faith in him?

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    Arts + Culture

    Princess Beatrice

    What Does Princess Beatrice Actually Do?

    What Does Princess Beatrice Actually Do?

    A bizarre story appeared in the British press this week, announcing that Princess Beatrice, the elder daughter of Prince Andrew and Fergie, had landed a deal with a sexy tech start-up seeking to float on the New York stock exchange via her new bus...

    Reports that Prince Andrew’s daughter was now a “business matchmaker” has led people to ask what that actually means, and who she is doing it for.

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    Trump Guidance on TRANS RIGHTS

    Trump Lets States Bully Trans Kids

    Trump Lets States Bully Trans Kids

    On January 31, the White House released a statement claiming that President Donald Trump is “respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights.”Apparently the “T” was silent.This evening, after days of speculation—sparked by a Monday evening Washington Bl...

    The Trump administration tells states and schools they can require transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their birth-assigned gender.

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    Social activist Cleve Jones attends the Screening Of ABC's "When We Rise" at Castro Theatre on February 20, 2017 in San Francisco, California.  (

    Cleve Jones: Primetime’s New LGBT Hero

    Cleve Jones: Primetime’s New LGBT Hero

    Cleve Jones still vividly recalls the moment on Nov. 27, 1978, when he saw his friend and mentor Harvey Milk’s dead body at San Francisco City Hall.Jones had heard Mayor George Moscone had been shot, but didn’t know by whom, or much else, as he ra...

    Cleve Jones saw his mentor Harvey Milk’s dead body, and has been a passionate activist for 40 years. Now mainstream stardom beckons thanks to ABC drama ‘When We Rise.’

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     Clinicians and researchers say help trans kids who consistently, persistently, and insistently define themselves as another gender to socially transition

    The Ridiculous Panic Over Trans Kids

    The Ridiculous Panic Over Trans Kids

    Transgender kids are a reliable source of controversy. They are also human beings.Over the past two years, articles and opinion pieces published in The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Pacific Standard, New York magazine, and more have questioned the p...

    Ignore the alarmist commentators. Parents of trans kids are not rushing their offspring through transitioning. The process is sensitively and carefully overseen.

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    Trump Guidance on TRANS RIGHTS

    Trump Lets States Bully Trans Kids

    Trump Lets States Bully Trans Kids

    On January 31, the White House released a statement claiming that President Donald Trump is “respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights.”Apparently the “T” was silent.This evening, after days of speculation—sparked by a Monday evening Washington Bl...

    The Trump administration tells states and schools they can require transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their birth-assigned gender.

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    Milo Press

    Milo’s Symphony of Victimhood

    Milo’s Symphony of Victimhood

    “Please be respectful,” Milo Yiannopoulos admonished—an irony that was lost on no one but him.Ignoring a question about his own disrespectful behavior that he apparently didn’t feel like answering, the embattled Donald Trump groupie and alt-right ...

    Delivering a halfhearted apology for the remarks that led to his exit from CPAC and Breitbart, Yiannopoulos asked the press to be ‘respectful’—before cursing them.

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    Chuck Schumer on The View

    Schumer Will Fight Trump ‘Tooth & Nail’

    Schumer Will Fight Trump ‘Tooth & Nail’

    When Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stopped by The View Tuesday morning, there was one topic they had to get out of the way right off of the bat: What President Trump referred to as his “fake tears” over the administration’s travel ban last ...

    The Senate minority leader tells ‘The View’ how Democrats are planning to “stop” Trump.

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    Daniel Clowes

    Trump Made Me Forgive Shia LaBeouf

    Trump Made Me Forgive Shia LaBeouf

    Lanky and gregarious, Daniel Clowes sat before a blown-up back cover image of his 2016 graphic novel Patience on the wall of Galerie Martel. The Parisian gallery, dedicated to comics and illustration, is hosting a show of his original works throug...

    Daniel Clowes, who created ‘Ghost World,’ is solitary by nature, but since what he calls ‘our horrible event,’ he’s ready to call any Trump enemy a friend.

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    Milo Press

    Milo’s Symphony of Victimhood

    Milo’s Symphony of Victimhood

    “Please be respectful,” Milo Yiannopoulos admonished—an irony that was lost on no one but him.Ignoring a question about his own disrespectful behavior that he apparently didn’t feel like answering, the embattled Donald Trump groupie and alt-right ...

    Delivering a halfhearted apology for the remarks that led to his exit from CPAC and Breitbart, Yiannopoulos asked the press to be ‘respectful’—before cursing them.

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