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Obama’s send-off at last White House correspondents’ dinner ends with the n-word

by Rev. Irene Monroe What was expected  to be a friendly and light-hearted skewering of political and media elites at the White House correspondents’ dinner by Larry Wilmore, comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,”  turned into a night of... Read More

Arctic Death Spiral Update: What Happens In The Arctic Affects Weather Everywhere Else | ThinkProgress

The Arctic continues its multi-month trend of off-the-charts warmth. So it’s no surprise that Arctic sea ice continues to melt at a record pace. New research, however, finds that warming-driven Arctic sea ice loss causes... Read More

Chris Christie Vetoes Equal Pay Bill, Calling It ‘Business Unfriendly’ | ThinkProgress

The bill that passed both chambers of the state’s legislature would have banned employers from paying women less for “substantially similar” work as men, and would only have allowed differing pay rates between genders if... Read More

Irony Alert: Latinos May Determine Donald Trump’s Fate | Mother Jones

Latino Republicans have far more clout than their numbers would suggest. Fewer than 1 in 5 California GOPers is Latino, but Madrid calculates that their primary votes, on average, will be worth a staggering 6.5... Read More

If You Think Ted Cruz Is Extreme, Wait Till You Meet the Conservative Activists Who Endorse Him | Mother Jones

They include the star of Duck Dynasty and advocates for killing abortion doctors and gay people.   The Benham family: In February, Ted Cruz appointed David and Jason Benham, twin brothers and real estate entrepreneurs... Read More
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(Awww, couldn’t happen to a nicer group of sharks!) Wonga’s losses expected to double to £70m for 2015 | Business | The Guardian

Last year Wonga was ordered to pay more than £2.6m compensation by the #Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for “unfair and misleading debt collection practices”, after it was found to have sent threatening letters to customers... Read More

Cruz’s Image Plummets, Trump’s Improves Among Republicans

Republicans’ views of Cruz are now the worst in Gallup’s history of tracking the Texas senator. His image among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents is at 39% favorable and 45% unfavorable, based on April 24-30 interviewing,... Read More
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Global water shortages to deliver ‘severe hit’ to economies, World Bank warns | Environment | The Guardian

Water shortages will deliver a “severe hit” to the economies of the Middle East, central Asia, and Africa by the middle of the century, taking double digits off their GDP, the #World Bank warned on... Read More
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Campaign Journal 3: The Schizophrenia of Expectation

(This post first appeared on LinkedIn Plus) by Denis G. Campbell Nothing affects your psyche and well-being as much as being the candidate and knowing you are always ‘on.’ Strangers wave, beep the horn, catch your... Read More
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Labour criticises Sats changes as parents plan ‘kids’ strike’ over exams | Education | The Guardian

A group of parents, organised on social media under the slogan “Let our kids be kids”, plan to keep their #children at home for the day in protest against the standard assessment tests (Sats) for... Read More

This Is What Would Happen If the Rest of the World Ate the Way America Does | Mother Jones

In private, Nestlé executives told US officials that the world is on a collision course with doom because Americans eat too much meat, and now, other countries are following suit, according to a secret US... Read More

GOP to Party like it’s 1964 All Over Again.

Rachel Maddow unearthed an ad from 1964, where actor Bill Bogert spent 4 minutes of TV time telling his fellow Republicans why Barry Goldwater was scary. He then joined her live,  in studio to discuss.

Politics right now are a f*cking embarrassment — and it’s only going to get worse

I still think that choosing to take on the exhausting, sisyphean, largely thankless work of abortion advocacy (we are not taught to say “thank you” for abortion; we are taught to never speak of it... Read More
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Universal credit reduced to cost-cutting exercise by Treasury, say experts | Society | The Guardian

The original aim of universal credit (UC) – to encourage people to work more hours by letting them keep more of their low wage top-ups as their income rises – has been watered down so... Read More
‘Are you Canadian?’: Watch Indiana Trump supporters humiliate Ted Cruz

‘Are you Canadian?’: Watch Indiana Trump supporters humiliate Ted Cruz

After being called “Lyin’ Ted,” and told he was the  “problem,” Cruz tried to list off a litany of damaging issues about Trump to the man who smirked and kept interrupting Cruz, peppering him with... Read More
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The Leicester Supremacy – a triumph that was never supposed to happen | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian

Do not adjust your reality: this really is happening. For the past three months Leicester City’s gloriously bold progress towards a first English top-flight title has unfurled like a slow breaking wave. A draw against... Read More
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U.S. Rep. Weber Says He’ll Work on Bill to Speed Hurricane Protection Plan

The Texas Republican will introduce a companion to a Senate bill filed this week seeking to expedite a hurricane protection plan for Houston. by Neena Satija, The Texas Tribune This story was co-published with The... Read More
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Leaked TTIP documents cast doubt on EU-US trade deal | Business | The Guardian

President Obama said last week he was confident a deal could be reached. But the leaked negotiating drafts and internal positions, which were obtained by #Greenpeace and seen by the Guardian, paint a very different... Read More

President Obama Has His Last Laughs At 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner : The Two-Way : NPR

“Oh, I just got a note from the president saying that if you want another drink, you should order it now because the bar will be closing down. Of course, he said the same thing... Read More

Alabama Gov. Bentley sued over law banning cities from raising minimum wages

The lawsuit, which names Governor Robert Bentley and state Attorney General Luther Strange as defendants, says the legislation is tainted by “racial animus” and violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.   The city... Read More

If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House – The Washington Post

Ted Cruz’s announcement of his preferred running mate has enhanced the nomination process by giving voters pertinent information. They already know the only important thing about Trump’s choice: His running mate will be unqualified for... Read More
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Poll boost for Remain campaign | Politics | The Guardian

With less than two months before the in/out referendum, the latest Opinium/Observer poll shows 38% of voters believe the UK economy would fare better inside the EU, against 29% who think it would do better... Read More
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Ditch tobacco sponsors, health experts warn cultural institutions | Culture | The Guardian

The British Museum, the #Royal Academy of Arts, the South Bank Centre and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, have long-standing lucrative corporate membership and sponsorship deals with two leading cigarette manufacturers, which are banned from advertising... Read More
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Trump deals Clinton a winning card – The Washington Post

Just ask Mitt Romney, whose “47 percent” remark effectively ended his presidential aspirations. Saying that he wasn’t worried about the 47 percent of people who are on some form of welfare was perceived as exposing a lack... Read More
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The Search for Real Candidates in GOTV-mania

It’s called GOTV or Get Out the Vote. It is classic party machine politics that makes voters think Hutt v England is the only choice, our own Clinton v Trump. Voters see hundreds of signs,... Read More
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Antisemitism row could hit Labour’s poll hopes, says Sadiq Khan | Politics | The Guardian

With only days to go before voters go to the polls across Britain, Sadiq Khan admits that tens of thousands of Jewish voters in the capital may feel unable to back him following incendiary comments... Read More

Rachel Maddow brilliantly skewers Republicans trying to play the ‘non-endorsement’ game

Bill Maher skewers Trump’s masculinity

Bill Maher skewers Trump’s masculinity

Quote of the segment: “Tell me what is masculine about Donald Trump,” Maher asked his panelists. “I don’t see anything masculine about this guy — the most thin-skinned erratic non-logical whiny person in the world.... Read More

Bad news for Cruz — Trump still leading with Indiana Republicans

Republican U.S. presidential candidates businessman Donald Trump (L) and Senator Ted Cruz (R) pose together before the start of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada December 15, 2015. REUTERS/David Becker   For Texas... Read More
nairobi disaster

Owners of collapsed Nairobi building ‘had no occupancy permit’ | World news | The Guardian

Details about the residential building emerged a day after its collapse on Friday, after which crowds of onlookers gathered to try to help victims escape from the rubble.   The building did not have an... Read More