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Facebook Refuses To Delete Fake Nancy Pelosi Video That Makes Her Seem Drunk

Facebook Refuses To Delete Fake Nancy Pelosi Video That Makes Her Seem Drunk

Facebook is refusing to take down a video altered to make House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appear to be drunk, highlighting a gaping hole in the social media giant’s plan to combat fake news. The clip, first reported on by The Washington Post, depicts the California Democrat discussing President Donald Trump at a Center for American…
Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Law

Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Law

A U.S. district judge on Friday blocked Mississippi’s restrictive abortion law, setting the stage for more court battles as conservative lawmakers continue to challenge Roe v. Wade.  U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves heard arguments on Tuesday over a request from Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic to prevent the law from going into effect on July…
U.S. Government Moves To Take Paul Manafort’s Trump Tower Apartment

U.S. Government Moves To Take Paul Manafort’s Trump Tower Apartment

The U.S. government has formally moved to seize control of the Trump Tower apartment of Paul Manafort, a convicted felon and former Trump campaign chairman, according to court filings on Friday obtained by HuffPost. As part of a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, Manafort was forced to forfeit five of his New York…
Tammy Baldwin Rips Trump For $62 Million In Farm Aid To ‘Corrupt’ Brazilian Company

Tammy Baldwin Rips Trump For $62 Million In Farm Aid To ‘Corrupt’ Brazilian Company

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) has fired off an angry letter to President Donald Trump, demanding an explanation for why a $62 million payment — meant to help struggling U.S. farmers — ended up going to the subsidiary of a Brazilian meatpacking company under investigation by the Department of Justice. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is…
Federal Judge Issues Temporary Injunction Blocking Part Of Trump’s Border Wall

Federal Judge Issues Temporary Injunction Blocking Part Of Trump’s Border Wall

A federal judge in California has issued a temporary injunction blocking money not allocated by Congress from being used to fund part of President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall. Oakland-based Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. of the Northern District of California issued the order Friday in response to a lawsuit by the Sierra Club and an…
Trump Indicates He May Revisit Pardoning Accused War Criminals After Stinging Attacks

Trump Indicates He May Revisit Pardoning Accused War Criminals After Stinging Attacks

Donald Trump indicated Friday that he may take some extra time to consider his perplexing plan to pardon accused war criminals for Memorial Day. The idea — heavily touted by Fox News — was to pardon certain servicemen either convicted or charged with war crimes. Trump told reporters outside the White House that the idea has…
1 GOP Rep Is Keeping Millions In Disaster Relief From Americans Who Need It

1 GOP Rep Is Keeping Millions In Disaster Relief From Americans Who Need It

A $19.1 billion disaster-relief bill seemed headed for quick passage by the House on Friday following Senate approval and the backing of President Donald Trump. But because of the objection of a lone GOP member ― Rep. Chip Roy of Texas, who’s upset the legislation doesn’t include money Trump initially demanded for border security ― disaster-stricken…
Trump Administration Proposes Nixing Health Care Protections For Transgender People

Trump Administration Proposes Nixing Health Care Protections For Transgender People

President Donald Trump’s administration proposed a new regulation on Friday that would wipe out Obama-era health care protections for transgender Americans. President Barack Obama’s administration issued a rule in 2016 that health care providers receiving federal funding could not discriminate on the basis of sex and expanded the term “sex discrimination” to include gender identity — though…
GOP Rep. Blocks Disaster Aid Bill Over Border Security Funding

GOP Rep. Blocks Disaster Aid Bill Over Border Security Funding

A GOP representative on Friday blocked what would have been a unanimous vote on disaster relief funding legislation because it does not contain funding for border security. “It includes nothing to address the clear national emergency and humanitarian crisis we face at our southern border,” Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) said on the House floor, asking…
Trump Unveils $16 Billion Bailout Package For Farmers Amid Trade War With China

Trump Unveils $16 Billion Bailout Package For Farmers Amid Trade War With China

President Donald Trump on Thursday authorized a $16 billion bailout package for American farmers amid an ongoing trade war with China. “Our farmers will be greatly helped,” the president, flanked by a dozen people who work in the agriculture industry, said. “The $16 billion in funds will help keep our cherished farms thriving and make…
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