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The Situation with DACA Is Urgent

Last night the House passed the Republican short-term spending bill on mostly a party-line vote. Then the Senate took up a procedural vote to prepare for consideration of the measure today. I watched as both Senators McConnell and Corbyn made…

The night Fox News went completely off the rails

On Thursday evening, Fox News pushed conspiracy theories on three straight primetime shows, with a little racism mixed in. RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin Tucker Carlson Tonight featured an interview with Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) in which he promoted…

It’s a golden age for animated film. A new Oscar rule could end it.

The Academy just tilted the playing field in favor of The Emoji Movie — and against indie animation. RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin Take a look at the highest-grossing animated films of any given year and you’re guaranteed to…

Republicans oppose Republican plan to keep the government open

The government is on the verge of setting down, and Republicans don’t have enough votes in their own party to pass the spending bill needed to keep the government open after Friday night. RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin With…

Watchdogging a Nonprofit Watchdog

by Mick Dumke and Logan Jaffe RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin Get Email Updates from ProPublica Illinois Earlier this week, we published a story with the Chicago Sun-Times that identifies a right-leaning public policy organization as the primary source…

Pruitt’s EPA wants to let states handle coal ash. Oklahoma shows why that’s so dangerous.

In the eastern part of Oklahoma, near the Arkansas border, sits a small town named Bokoshe. Along with a population of just 512, Bokoshe also happens to be home to several old coal mines, which have been turned into landfills…

Ohio Senate passed a bill that requires fetal tissue to be buried or cremated

On Wednesday, Ohio’s Senate passed a bill that would require fetal tissue to be buried or cremated. The latest anti-abortion measure backed by Ohio Right to Life will likely receive support from Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), who has signed a number of…

Department of Justice abruptly drops charges against 129 Trump inauguration protesters

Federal prosecutors are dropping felony rioting charges against 129 of the nearly 200 people they have spent a year pursuing in cases stemming from a protest that turned violent on Inauguration Day last year. RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin…

Trump lawyer set up a shell company to pay adult film star hush money a month before the election

President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, established a private company in Delaware in October 2016 to pay hush money to former adult film star Stephanie Clifford, according to a report Thursday. Clifford, who goes by the stage name “Stormy Daniels,”…

The unrepentant racism of Tucker Carlson Tonight

On Thursday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News’ highest rated program, the host and his guest, right-wing pundit Mark Steyn, were unrepentant in their embrace of anti-Hispanic racism. RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin Steyn ominously noted to an audience of about…

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