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May 28, 2016 at 01:45:00
Hillary Clinton Tried to Push Fracking on Other Nations When She Was Secretary of State, New Emails Reveal

The State Department hoped Poland could be a "laboratory for testing whether U.S. success in developing shale gas can be repeated in a different country." Emails obtained by The Intercept from the State Department reveal new details of Hillary Clinton's behind-the-scenes efforts to export fracking--a method of extracting oil and natural gas from underground shale deposits--to foreign countries during her tenure as Secretary of State. The emails, acquired through a Freedom of Information Act request, could be particularly damning in light of Clinton's recent attempts to ally herself with the anti-fracking movement.

 

May 26, 2016 at 14:34:00
Ken Starr Demoted as President of Baylor for 'Fundamental Failure' to Appropriately Investigate Sexual Assaults

Weird, considering he once led an entire investigation into one president's alleged assaults. Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who led the investigation into President Bill Clinton's sexual trysts in 1998, is officially out as president of Baylor University after an exhaustive investigation revealed his administration's "fundamental failure" to appropriately handle sexual assault accusations. The announcement comes after the Baylor Board of Regents insisted Tuesday, amid speculation, that Starr had not been ousted, but noted the board was continuing to review an investigation into the school's handling of sexual assault victims. That report, compiled by Pepper Hamilton law firm at the board's request, found the school "accommodated or created a hostile environment, rather than taking action to eliminate a hostile environment."

 

May 26, 2016 at 14:34:00
Ken Starr Demoted as President of Baylor for 'Fundamental Failure' to Appropriately Investigate Sexual Assaults

Weird, considering he once led an entire investigation into one president's alleged assaults. Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who led the investigation into President Bill Clinton's sexual trysts in 1998, is officially out as president of Baylor University after an exhaustive investigation revealed his administration's "fundamental failure" to appropriately handle sexual assault accusations. The announcement comes after the Baylor Board of Regents insisted Tuesday, amid speculation, that Starr had not been ousted, but noted the board was continuing to review an investigation into the school's handling of sexual assault victims. That report, compiled by Pepper Hamilton law firm at the board's request, found the school "accommodated or created a hostile environment, rather than taking action to eliminate a hostile environment."

 

May 26, 2016 at 10:58:00
Sanders Closes in on Clinton Ahead of California Primary

What once looked like a knockout for the Clinton camp is now a statistical tie. Just two weeks before California voters cast their ballots for the Democratic primary, a Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) poll shows Hillary Clinton's once-formidable lead against rival Bernie Sanders has eroded to a statistical dead heat. Clinton leads Sanders 46 to 44 percent, which is within the poll's margin of error of four percentage points. Back in March, Clinton led Sanders by seven precent. One element to Sanders' surge is an uptick in independent voters, who can cast ballots in California's open Democratic primary on June 7.

 

May 26, 2016 at 09:51:00
I Don't Miss Jon Stewart Now: Samantha Bee's Hard-Hitting Political Comedy Just Keeps Getting Better

Her sharp take on "pro-life" history's unambiguous connection to violent outcomes shows how good late-night can be. As viewers continue to voice disappointment about Trevor Noah's not-terribly political stance on "The Daily Show," and as unsteady ratings for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" could be leading CBS to take the show in a more conventional direction, political commentary on late-night television is at a strange point. Will Seth Meyers become a great voice on political issues? Can Larry Wilmore keep his ratings from sliding?

 

May 26, 2016 at 01:30:00
5 Superfoods You're Probably Not Eating

It's time to move beyond kale and quinoa. By some estimates, the state of American health looks pretty grim. And much of it is directly tied to poor diets. Based on current trends, one in three American adults--about 146 million people--will be suffering from type 2 diabetes by 2050, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That year, say researchers at Harvard University, 42 percent of Americans will be obese, up from the current figure of 35 percent.

 

May 25, 2016 at 23:40:00
Neil Young Now Okay With Donald Trump Using His Music

Welp, so much for the musician's principles. If there is a single running joke that never stops being funny--each and every four years!--it's the one about the Republican presidential candidate who tries to use a rock anthem as his (pretty much always his) theme song, only to be shut down by the inevitably liberal artist. That familiar situation played itself out again last June, when iconic singer-songwriter--and big-time supporter of Bernie Sanders--Neil Young told Donald Trump to cease and desist using his classic song "Rockin' in the Free World." Since then, the billionaire has become the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, resulting in an awful lot of backtracking on the part of big-money donors and former political foes. Amid this group, surprisingly, is Neil Young, who is now apparently totally okay with the Donald using his music.

 

May 25, 2016 at 21:44:00
The Numbers Are In: The War on Cops Is a Right-Wing Myth

Policing is safer than it's been in years. According to the FBI, 2015 was one of the safest years on record to be a police officer in America. Agency data shows 41 officers were killed in the line of duty last year, a drop of 20 percent from one year prior. Only in 2013, when felonious police fatalities hit an historic all-time low, were fewer officers killed while doing their jobs. The year 2015 tied with 2008 for the second lowest death rate for police on record.

 

May 25, 2016 at 16:38:00
'Bern: The Movie' Celebrates the Life of Bernie Sanders and His Revolutionary Presidential Campaign

Bernie's campaign isn't over, but the first documentary celebrating it is already here. Bernie Sanders may have been dubbed an outsider candidate in the 2016 presidential election, but the Democratic candidate's progressive agenda has been shaping American politics for nearly four decades. In his presidential campaign, the 74-year-old senator from Vermont has reached millions of Americans with the same populist message of wealth inequality, which the filmmakers behind the new documentary Bern: The Movie hope will prevail, with or without Sanders winning the party's nomination.

 

May 25, 2016 at 12:41:00
There's No Depth Too Low for Trump: Intimidation, Misogyny and Conspiracies Are His Campaign Playbook Against Hillary

The more heinous the better as Trump tries to cloak his flaws and attempts to take down Hillary. Throughout the GOP primary people have been shocked at the cretinous behavior of Donald Trump. From the very beginning when he claimed Mexico was sending rapists over the border to saying Megyn Kelly was bleeding "from wherever" to talking about the size of his penis on national television to accusing Ted Cruz's father of being in on the JFK assassination, it's been clear that he has no limits. And yet, for some reason, the media is shocked each time he proves it again. This week was no exception. On Tuesday, all anyone could talk about was the audacity of his latest atrocious comments to the Washington Post's Robert Costa:

 

May 25, 2016 at 11:09:00
Trump's Top Campaign Advisor Made Millions From Arms Dealers, Warlords, Dictators and Oligarchs

Report: "Manafort was responsible for representing some of the world's most unsavory clients." Donald Trump's top presidential campaign advisor is a world-class thug. Paul Manafort, who Trump brought on in March as his Republican Convention strategist and recently elevated to campaign chairman, has worked for notorious arms dealers, warlords, dictators and international tycoons who have left trails of unrest mayhem and death or looted their country's treasuries, according to a new report by the American Bridge 21st Century PAC, which is primarily funded by a who's who of Democratic donors including George Soros.

 

May 25, 2016 at 10:55:00
A Five-Point Plan for Sanders Going Forward

The best thing Bernie supporters can do is to help him build a progressive legacy. When Bernie Sanders announced a year ago that he was running for president, few of his supporters--and probably not even Sanders himself--expected that he would actually win. It appeared that Sanders, like his hero Eugene Debs--who ran for president five times in the early 1900s on the Socialist Party ticket--was running mainly to inject progressive issues into the national debate and to help build a movement for radical change.

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