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Trump claimed Thursday that those who are applying for asylum ― which is legal under U.S. law ― are simply reading a script they’ve been given.  “They never heard of the phrase before,” he said. “They don’t believe in the phrase, but they’re given a little legal statement to read and they read it, and […]

A cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers kneeled during the national anthem on Thursday during a game against the Oakland Raiders at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco. The gesture caught the attention of Damian Trujillo, an NBC Bay Area reporter, who snapped a photo of the gesture from the stands, and Lenny Herold, who was […]

Jacob Wohl may be trending this week, but the 20-year-old Donald Trump-supporting failed hedge funder apparently hasn’t learned that social media notoriety has little to do with real fame. As a result, many people searched him online to find out more about him. Others, like Teigen, just wanted an explanation that would fit into 280 […]

An airline employee “inadvertently fell asleep” in the forward cargo hold of a plane, and remained there for the duration of a flight from Kansas City to Chicago, American Airlines said.  The individual, a male employee of Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group, was working an American Airlines flight on Oct. 27 […]

As immigrants and their families continue to grapple with  Donald Trump’s intent to end birthright citizenship, one Chinese-American’s 1898 case makes the prospect of such a move not so simple.  Wong Kim Ark, a restaurant cook who was born in San Francisco, was barred from reentering the U.S. after a trip to visit his parents […]

This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. By William D. Hartung Given his erratic behavior, from daily Twitter eruptions to upping his tally of lies by the hour, it’s hard to think of Donald Trump as a man with a plan. But in at […]

A black Harvard-educated doctor says she was racially profiled by employees on a Delta connection flight who questioned her medical credentials as she tried to help a fellow passenger in distress. Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, who serves as an obesity medicine physician-scientist, educator and policymaker at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, told Boston […]

To her credit, Denise appeared amazingly poised after being ambushed by Lady O, and even told the media mogul she has a plan for early voting. People on Twitter imagined how they would have handled the situation. If Oprah randomly showed up on my doorstep, I would be the dork apologizing for not having anticipated […]

Oprah Winfrey’s impassioned speech on Thursday at a campaign event for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) earned praise from an array of media figures, including those on President Donald Trump’s favorite TV channel: Fox News. In her address at a town hall event in Georgia, Winfrey called on Americans everywhere to exercise their right […]

Oprah Winfrey on Thursday delivered a powerful message to attendees of a town hall in support of Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams: Don’t dishonor your ancestors by failing to vote in the midterm elections.  The media mogul invoked the story of Otis Moss Sr., who had walked 18 miles to vote in an election but […]


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