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Kennedy Center Is “Grateful” Trump Won’t Attend Annual Honors

Trump degrades any event he attends

After Trump announced that he and his wife would not attend the Kennedy Center Honors, the Center said, "We are grateful for this gesture."

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Heather Heyer’s Mom Has No Time or Patience for Trump’s False Condolences

A couple of days ago, we watched with heartbreak as Susan Bro, mother of Charlottesville activist Heather Heyer, spoke at a memorial service for her daughter. She spoke to the fact that she wanted her daughter's death to count for something, and encouraged all of us not to let it have been in vain, but to fight injustice as her daughter no doubt would have continued to do. Bro is now putting that into practice.

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Our Favorite 12-Year-Old Cartoonist Had the Perfect Response to Trump and Charlottesville

While I find myself in heated arguments with many adults about the events in Charlottesville, my favorite take on the matter was created by a brilliant pre-teen. Out of the mouth (and pen) of babes comes wisdom and truth.

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Fuck No, “Many Sides” Are Not to Blame for Charlottesville. White Supremacists Are.

Speaking to the press about Charlottesville, Trump condemned the "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides." But the hatred and bigotry belong to one side - the side of white supremacy.

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The Best Reactions to Trump’s Threat of Nuclear War, Which Is a Headline I Hoped Never to Write

It's felt surreal to be online in the last 48 hours, as Donald Trump's saber-rattling braggadocio became uncomfortably real after he threatened North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen," and oh God, we're all going to die and it may not even be hyperbole anymore?

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Trump Apparently Dictated His Son’s “Misleading” Statement About That Russia Meeting

Trump was personally involved—nay, responsible—for the contents of Don Jr.'s initial, wholly inaccurate statement about How I Met Your Russian Lawyer. Remember that first claim about how Jr.'s meeting with Russians at Trump tower was about adoption and ultimately inconsequential? Yeah, the false one! That was Trump's doing. The hits, they just keep landing on our body politic.

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Could the First Amendment Prevent Trump From Blocking You on Twitter?

A federal judge recently ruled that public officials cannot engage in "viewpoint discrimination" when blocking users from their public social media profiles. What could this mean for @realdonaldtrump?

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A List of Things You Can Buy With the Money Donald Trump Spends Avoiding His Wife

You can fund transgender troops' medical costs, even.

In light of the recent news that Donald "I'm Afraid of Change and Committment" Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military, I wanted to look a bit into how much it would actually cost the U.S. to fund healthcare for trans individuals.

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Stephen Colbert Performs a Very Serious Investigation of Trump’s Russian Hotel Room—Yeah, THAT One

Stephen Colbert is wrapping up his "Russia week" as the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with the Russian government continues, and there's one allegation in particular that Colbert is interested in: the pee tape. So, he went to the room where it all supposedly went down.

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Here’s That Video You Wanted of Emmanuel Macron Making a Surly Trump Listen to Daft Punk Covers


Macron is really into it. Trump is really not. Macron also seems to be into that. It's Friday afternoon after another s***show of a political week, and you needed this. Presented without further comment.

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With “Space Security” Remarks, Trump Even Finds a Way to Ruin Space Exploration

At the signing for an executive order that reinstates the National Space Council, Trump focused on how Mike Pence is "very much into space," the importance of "space security," and the contest to see who'll be chosen for an advisory board that "everybody wants to be on." Ugh.

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Senior White House Adviser Ivanka Trump Says She Tries to “Stay Out of Politics”

Yeah, that was already obvious.

Ivanka Trump, what do you actually do?

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Things We Saw Today: This Is Us Star Milana Vayntrub Tells Her Refugee Story

Milana Vayntrub, whom you might know from the hit show This Is Us, came to the United States from Russia when she was three.

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Ivanka Trump’s Ridiculous Us Weekly Cover Deserved the Meme Treatment It Got

Even before the election, when we still thought things could be good, words mattered, and there were objective truths that could be agreed upon, Ivanka Trump was attracting attention—some of it creepier than the rest. Since its conclusion, she's been heralded as a "moderating influence" on Donald Trump and a champion for things that her father is decidedly bad for, despite how it's becoming increasingly clear that just isn't true.

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Former FBI Director Comey’s Trump Meeting Testimony Sounds Like a Bad Date

Christmas came early. By "Christmas," I mean the day fired FBI Director James Comey publicly testifies before Congress, in reference to his firing amid the probe into Trump campaign ties to Russia and reports of things Trump said to him in private. By "came early," I mean his opening statement has been made available a day ahead of time, and it already confirms some of the most damning parts of press reports.

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Last Week Tonight Covers What Leaving the Paris Agreement Means for the Climate Change Movement

On yesterday's Last Week Tonight, the main story was Donald Trump's decision to take the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the misinformation that accompanies that choice, and the consequences of doing so.

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Trump’s Response to the London Attacks Is As Selfish and Callous As His Response to Every Tragedy

In the wake of two deadly terrorist attacks in London, Trump tried to use the events to justify his Muslim ban and gun rights.

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Funny Protest Signs and Serious Demands for Transparency at the March for Truth

The March for Truth was organized to demand a full and independent investigation into allegations of Trump's potential collusion with Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Mike Pence Claims Climate Change Is Only an Issue For “The Left,” Is Just Totally Phoning It in Now

Mike Pence, our theocrat-in-waiting Vice President and a man I now call "the Spanish Inquisition," went on Fox & Friends in the face of international outcry about Trump's Paris Accords decision. He whinged that climate change was only a problem for the left, since apparently the right wing lives on another planet. Can we go there once this planet is ruined?

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Adam Ruins Everything Reminds Us Why Trump Withdrawing From the Paris Agreement Hurts Climate Change Efforts

With the U.S. withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, Adam Conover reminds us why it was such an important first step against climate change.

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