Top Social Trends In Politics Yesterday

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Some Very Good Dogs Are Out Supporting The Women's March | HuffPost

"These have been the worst seven years of my life."
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CNN Politics 3 days

Trump tweets it's 'a perfect day for all Women to March'

President Donald Trump on Saturday acknowledged the thousands taking part in the Women's March with a tweet seemingly "mansplaining" the historic occasion.
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CNN Politics 3 days

Rep. Delaney to donate pay during shutdown

Democratic Rep. John Delaney of Maryland will donate any congressional pay he receives during the government shutdown to a local charity.
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Vox 3 days

Trump official says it’s "kind of cool" to be in charge of the government shutdown

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney seems strangely excited about his newly-discovered power.
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NPR Politics 5 days

Trump Administration Will Shield Health Workers Citing Religion To Refuse Care : Shots - Health News : NPR

The Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom at Health and Human Services is being established to aid health workers with objections rooted in conscience or religion to treating certain people.
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L'Oreal's Muslim Model: 'Sinister' Israel 'Are Child Murderers', 'Defeat Awaits' Them - Breitbart

L'Oréal Paris UK's Muslim model made numerous anti-Israel posts on Twitter, calling the nation "sinister," and claiming "defeat" awaits them.
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Brian Kilmeade: Fox News and Breitbart Are Successful Because We Do Not Ignore ‘Flyover Country'

“Your audience is the same as our audience,” said Fox’s Brian Kilmeade, opining on the shared appeals of the two news media outlets.
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"I’m a sexual consent educator. Here’s what’s missing in the Aziz Ansari conversation."

How demanding female sexual pleasure makes us all better at understanding consent.
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'Worse Than Watergate': 'Shocking' House Intel Memo Reveals FISA Abuse by Senior DOJ and FBI Officials

House members on Thursday viewed a classified memo allegedly detailing abuse of FISA by senior DOJ and FBI officials related to the Russia probe.
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CNN Politics 4 days

Speier alleges evidence of Trump Organization money laundering

California Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, is making the accusation that past Trump Organization real estate deals show evidence of money laundering.
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CNN Politics 7 days

Trump tweeted his black approval rating has doubled. It hasn't.

President Donald Trump bragged on Twitter that his approval rating with black Americans has doubled. It hasn't.
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Vox 4 days

The real victims of government shutdowns are poor kids, military vets, and low-paid workers

Member of Congress will be fine.
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NPR Politics 6 days

Majority Of National Park Service Board Resigns Citing Administration Indifference : The Two-Way : NPR

The chairman of the board, former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, said in a letter that the Department of the Interior showed no interest in engaging with its members.
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On The Anniversary Of Trump's Inauguration, The Government Is Shut Down | HuffPost

"We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action," he proclaimed at his inauguration.
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Vox 3 days

The Women’s March showed its power on a day Donald Trump’s presidency stood still

The Women’s March marks a year of wide-ranging activism on the day the federal government shut down.
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Trump Flubs Key Line In Anti-Abortion Speech | HuffPost

President says it's "wrong" that laws allow babies to be born in the ninth month.
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Democrats Vote Against CHIP Funding Ahead of 'Schumer Shutdown' - Breitbart

186 House Democrats voted against keeping the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funded for the next six years.
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CNN Politics 4 days

CNN poll: DACA not worth a shutdown, except to Democrats

With hours to go before a midnight deadline for Congress to fund the government or shut it down, most Americans say avoiding a shutdown is more important than passing a bill to maintain the program allowing people brought to the US illegally as children to stay, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
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CNN Politics 4 days

Why isn't the Stormy Daniels story a bigger deal?

Donald Trump's personal lawyer formed a private company just before the 2016 election to pay $130,000 in exchange for a porn star's silence about her alleged 2006 relationship with the now-President of the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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NPR Politics 5 days

Majority Of Americans See Trump's First Year As A Failure : NPR

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey finds Americans believe Trump has divided the nation in his first year as president. But people who backed him in 2016 continue to be firmly behind him.
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Newly released Clinton emails include classified messages, show knowledge of security problems: watchdog

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch released 78 pages of new Hillary Clinton emails –three of which contained classified information, and others detail that the former secretary of state had knowledge of potential security issues with her private email server.
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California's bullet train - and biggest boondoggle - overbudget by billions

It’s billions of dollars over budget, seven years behind schedule and has no plausible way of living up to its goal of getting riders across the state in three hours or less.
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CNN Politics 5 days

Trump appointee resigns as public face of agency that runs AmeriCorps after KFile review of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments on the radio

Higbie made shocking comments about black Americans, Muslims, women, LGBT people, veterans suffering from PTSD and immigrants
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9 Million Kids Could Lose Their Health Care Because The GOP Wants To Shame Democrats | HuffPost

The Children's Health Insurance Program could start running out of money Friday.
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GOP lawmakers demand that 'alarming' memo on FISA abuses be made public

Several Republican members of Congress are reacting with shock and alarm after reading a “disturbing” four-page memo given to lawmakers on Thursday that details abuses of government surveillance.
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Scott Pruitt’s First Year Set The EPA Back Anywhere From A Few Years To 3 Decades | HuffPost

Former EPA chiefs reflect on policy changes, budget cuts and staffing issues under Pruitt.
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Vox 5 days

Children’s health insurance has become a political hostage

The real reason CHIP is still unfunded, four months later.
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Vox 6 days

Congress let CHIP’s funding expire 109 days ago, and it’s a national disgrace

Health insurance for kids has officially become a political bargaining chip.
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CNN Politics 6 days

This is what happens during a government shutdown

If Congress is unable to pass a funding proposal -- which, at this point, looks very possible -- the federal government will shut down Friday.
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Trump’s Decision To Keep Parks Open In A Shutdown Puts Politics Before Safety | HuffPost

Former Interior Department officials warn the move would endanger both visitors and America's priceless resources.
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Pope Francis Honors Dutch Abortion Activist with Pontifical Medal of Knighthood

Pope Francis has conferred the title of “Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great” on Lilianne Ploumen.
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CNN Politics 4 days

What Trump was saying during the last government shutdown

Seven months after former President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term, House Republicans, with a shove from Sen. Ted Cruz, faced down the White House with an ultimatum: Sign off on legislation that delays or defunds the Affordable Care Act or risk a government shutdown.
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Vox 7 days

In Colorado, a glimpse of renewable energy’s insanely cheap future

Even with storage, new renewables beat existing coal.
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Vox 4 days

Paul Ryan is lying to you about the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Have you no decency?
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Murders By U.S. White Supremacists More Than Doubled In 2017, New Report Shows | HuffPost

And right-wing extremists killed more than twice as many people as Islamic extremists.
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Vox 4 days

This resolution would force senators to work through a shutdown or be arrested

Members of Congress don’t fear shutdowns. This would help change that.
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CNN Politics 5 days

Feinstein warns people will die if the government shuts down

Sen. Dianne Feinstein warned Wednesday that when the federal government shuts down "people die, accidents happen" and it's hard to assess what the impact will be when "necessary functions cease."
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Sen. Dick Durbin: I'm Working 'Full Time' for DACA Illegal Aliens

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) says his sole focus in Congress is making sure illegal aliens are given amnesty to remain permanently in the U.S.
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Government shutdown looms as Democrats stand firm on DACA demands

Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown Friday as Democrats in the Senate offered no sign of supporting a short-term bill to keep the government open, unless it includes protection for illegal immigrants brought to the country as children.
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NPR Politics 4 days

Women's Marches Across The Country Will Focus On The Vote : NPR

On the anniversary of the Women's March in Washington, D.C., organizers say marches this year are less about outrage and more about political organizing.
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Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake blasts Trump for attacks on press in fiery Senate floor speech

Outgoing Republican Sen. Jeff Flake attacked President Trump Wednesday from the Senate floor, saying “The free press is the despot's enemy.”
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CNN Politics 4 days

WSJ: Cohen paid porn star through private LLC created just weeks before election

Just weeks before the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump's lawyer formed a private LLC to pay a former porn star in exchange for not speaking publicly about an alleged sexual encounter with the then-candidate, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
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Trump's Biggest Con May Be The One He Has Played On American Workers | HuffPost

He promised to defend "forgotten Americans." Then he forgot them.
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Report: Deutsche Bank Flags 'Suspicious' Kushner Company Transactions | HuffPost

The bank is prepared to turn over documents to special counsel Robert Mueller, says a German business magazine.
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President Trump reveals winners of his ‘Fake News’ awards

President Trump revealed the winners of his self-proclaimed ‘Fake News’ awards Wednesday night on Twitter with The New York Times topping the list.
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