The dangerous precedent Trump sets by revoking John Brennan’s security clearance

(CNN)Here’s the explanation Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch gave when asked why he supported President Donald Trump’s decision to strip former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance: Hatch is not alone in that view. “John Brennan is a cable news pundit,” Trump White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway said Friday…

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The bikini-clad Sadiq Khan balloon isn’t remotely funny, it’s plain sexist

When the punchline of your joke is portraying a politician dressed in women’s clothing or kissing a same-sex partner, you’re telling on yourself. Same applies to anyone laughing or sharing that joke too, for that matter.  So, why, in 2018, is the internet chortling away at images of a balloon…

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Sessions: Group that backed baker who turned away gay couple not a ‘hate group’

(CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to the defense of the conservative group Alliance Defending Freedom in a wide-ranging speech on religion Wednesday evening, taking direct aim at the Southern Poverty Law Center for labeling the conservative organization a “hate group.” “You and I may not agree on everything — but…

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Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

Washington (CNN)Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who provided key votes for same sex-marriage, abortion access and affirmative action, will retire from the Supreme Court. Kennedy’s decision to step down could transform the Supreme Court for generations. Trump will have his second opportunity to nominate a justice and will likely replace…

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Don’t mess with ‘late show lowlifes’ Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O’Brien

Donald Trump got dragged by late night hosts including "the guy on CBS" Stephen Colbert. Look, they weren't going to sit quietly.Image: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Image Donald Trump spent part of Monday night insulting late-night hosts including Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel. Of course, they’d respond, but…

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Rudy Giuliani tries to clarify his remarks on Biden: ‘I meant he’s dumb’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani attempted to clarify his comments about Joe Biden in which he called the former Democratic vice president “a mentally deficient idiot.” “I am disgusted by Giuliani’s abhorrent and idiotic comments about Joe Biden,” Meghan McCain tweeted. “Joe Biden is one of the great…

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The 49 wildest quotes from Donald Trump’s Singapore press conference

(CNN)Before hopping aboard Air Force One to head back to the United States after his historic summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump spent more than an hour(!) talking and taking questions from the assembled media. It was quite a performance. 2. “We got…

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