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Stephen Colbert Rips Into Trump's ‘Brutal’ Budget That Targets His Own Voters

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.24.2017 | Comedy

“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert took aim at President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget plan on Tuesday. With the budget proposal outlining a $3.6 tri...

After Ransomware Attack, Businesses Brace For Monday

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 05.14.2017 | World

WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT, May 14 (Reuters) - U.S. and European officials scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that caused dama...

Classified America

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.12.2017 | Politics
Robert Koehler

For a journalist — especially one covering government and politics — the most suspicious, least trustworthy word in the language ought to be: “c...

Teen Fleeing Abuse Sought Asylum In U.S. Youth Shelter. ICE Detained Him On His 18th Birthday.

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 05.01.2017 | Politics

A teenager seeking asylum from “severe child abuse” is currently being held in an adult detention center in Southern California after U.S. immigra...

May Day Is A Day To Be Glad Weekends Exist

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.02.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― May 1 is a day to celebrate the start of spring and the freedom for working people to do what they want on nights and weekends. May D...

Redesigning NAFTA is not a bad idea if workers rather than vested interests win

The Conversation Global | Posted 05.02.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Rodrigo Zeidan, NYU Shanghai Late April saw an odd couple of days for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the 23-year-old deal between ...

Deal Reached To Keep Government Funded Through September; No Money For Border Wall

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 05.01.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional negotiators have hammered out a bipartisan agreement on a spending package to keep the federal government fu...

The Federal Government Officially Promoted Mar-A-Lago

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.25.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The U.S. State Department has officially promoted President Donald Trump’s personal real estate. The department’s ShareAmerica web...

Giraffes Are in Danger of Extinction

Cathy Kangas | Posted 04.26.2017 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Last Saturday, more than a million people watched April the giraffe give birth via live-stream from a U.S. zoo, yet again highlighting the love and fa...

Congress Returns To Work As Deadline Looms To Avert Government Shutdown

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.24.2017 | Politics

By Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a deadline looming this week to avert a U.S. government shutdown, Congress returns to work on Mon...

U.S. Charities Should Not Be Wartime Government Contractors

Richard Walden | Posted 04.20.2017 | World
Richard Walden

In my 37 years working on a myriad of natural and man-made disasters in 100 countries, I’ve noticed a profound change among many of my colleagues in...

Can American Democracy Survive The Era Of Inequality?

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics

Only in our obsessively data-driven era could an issue as socially profound as economic inequality be almost exclusively presented as a mathematical a...

As Anti-LGBTQ Persecution Worsens in Russia, The U.S. Government Must Act

Katie Sgarro | Posted 04.17.2017 | Queer Voices
Katie Sgarro

Although the global community continues to reel with disbelief from news of Chechnya, institutionalized homophobia in Russia is far from new. The Chec...

Donald Trump, Al Qaeda's Useful Idiot

Scott Ritter | Posted 04.10.2017 | Politics
Scott Ritter

Once upon a time, Donald J. Trump, the New York City businessman-turned-president, berated then-President Barack Obama back in September 2013 about th...

Your Financial Life Could Be Ruined If Your Name Is On This Massive Government List

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.08.2017 | Politics

Muhammed Ali Khan tried to do one of the most boring, responsible things an American taxpayer can do: set up a government-guaranteed retirement saving...

Mass Killers Often Begin Their Reign Of Terror At Home

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.29.2017 | Women

The pattern has become dismally routine: A man, typically acting alone, commits an act of public violence stunning in its indifference to human life. ...

The United States Government Just Insulted Gender Equality Advocates Around The World

Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2017 | World
Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D.

This year, gender equality advocates who traveled to New York from all around the world to take part in the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at...

Trump Pledges U.S. Support For U.K. After London Attack

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump spoke to British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday after an attack outside Parliament in London left at least five dead, ...

This Year The LA Pride Parade Is Being Replaced By A 'Resist March'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.13.2017 | Queer Voices

Organizers of Los Angeles Pride have announced a very different plan for the city’s annual 2017 Pride Festival. This year, instead of the annual Pri...

The Global Gag Rule Doesn't Save Lives, It Puts Women In Jeopardy

Doctors Without Borders | Posted 03.08.2017 | Women
Doctors Without Borders

The following piece was written by Aerlyn Pfeil, midwife and member of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-USA) board of direc...

Afghan Family Detained At LAX To Be Released

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.06.2017 | Politics

A family of refugees from Afghanistan detained by immigration officials at Los Angeles International Airport last week even though they held valid vis...

Read Donald Trump's New Executive Order On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.06.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on immigration Monday. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted a photo of Trump signing th...

U.S. Agents Detain Afghan Family With Visas At LAX, Hold Them For Days

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics

March 5 (Reuters) - U.S. agents unlawfully detained an Afghan family of five at Los Angeles International Airport and have been holding them for sever...

Artist Honors History Of Broken Promises That Preceded Standing Rock

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.03.2017 | Arts

From a distance, Gina Adams’ quilts look familiar ― well-worn and stitched with intricate geometric patterns in vibrant colors, they wouldn’t lo...

Read The Full Text Of Donald Trump's First Major Speech To Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump gave his first major speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Trump spoke on immigration, the economy and education. R...