Latest social trends in politics

Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach - The New York Times

Conservatives stray from many moral codes while liberals follow them, research shows.
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We’re With Stupid - The New York Times

The problem is not the Russians — it’s us. A huge percentage of the population can’t tell fact from fiction.
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What if Ken Starr Was Right? - The New York Times

Revisiting the 1990s and realizing that impeachment was reasonable.
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Trump now paying legal bills from own pocket

President Trump has begun paying his personal legal bills stemming from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign out of his own pocket
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US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky

In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.
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House Dems introduce articles of impeachment against Trump

House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment Wednesday against President Donald Trump, though they acknowledged their efforts have no chance of success while Republicans control both houses of Congress.
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Progressive Community Organizer Prevails in New Orleans Mayoral Race | HuffPost

City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell is the city’s first female mayor.
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Alabama Governor Plans To Vote For Roy Moore Despite Sexual Assault Accusations | HuffPost

Gov. Kay Ivey said she was committed to getting a Republican in the Senate.
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Cards Against Humanity buys land on Mexican border to stump Trump's wall plan

Cards Against Humanity, an irreverent card game company known for its attention-seeking pranks, says it bought land on the U.S.-Mexico border to block President Trump from building his wall.
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Trump and his family could save over $1 billion under House tax bill

President Trump and his family could save up to $1 billion overall under the GOP tax plan passed Thursday by the House according to an analysis for NBC News.
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Top General Says He Would Reject An 'Illegal' Nuclear Strike Order From Trump | HuffPost

"We're not stupid people," nuclear commander Gen. John Hyten said at a forum Saturday.
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Facing Public Outrage, Trump Puts Elephant Trophy Decision 'On Hold' | HuffPost

Earlier this week, the administration lifted a ban on the import of elephant parts from two African nations.
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Franken Should Go - The New York Times

It’s not necessarily fair to him. But it’s what needs to happen now.
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Senate Republicans Shoehorn Anti-Abortion Measure Into Tax Bill | HuffPost

The tax break for fetuses, also in the House bill, is part of a broader effort to establish "personhood" rights and destroy Roe v. Wade.
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Trump administration lifts ban on importing heads of hunted elephants

The Trump administration confirmed Thursday it lifted a ban that had prohibited hunters from importing trophies of elephants killed in two African nations.
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When the Right Pushes Fake Jews - The New York Times

“Bernie Bernstein” makes a robocall in deep-red Alabama.
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Ned Ryun on Roy Moore: ‘I Strongly, Strongly Suspect Somebody out of the McConnell Camp Planted the Story’

Ned Ryun of American Majority, who is in attendance at the Restoration Weekend event, talks about the allegations against Roy Moore.
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The G.O.P. Is Fooling Itself on Taxes - The New York Times

There is no easy fix for Republican leaders now, whether their bill passes or fails.
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Norway Idea to Exit Oil Stocks Is ‘Shot Heard Around the World’

Norway’s proposal to sell off $35 billion in oil and gas stocks brings sudden and unparalleled heft to a once-grassroots movement to enlist investors in the fight against climate change.
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Dear Nobel Winners, Mr. Trump Has All the Brains He Needs - The New York Times

The president won’t meet this year’s American laureates, no surprise for “a very intelligent person” with no need for science.
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One-Third of 214 Arrested MS-13 Gangsters Were 'Unaccompanied Alien Children' - Breitbart

Almost one-third of 214 U.S.-based MS-13 gang members arrested in an international sweep were invited into the U.S. by Obama's policy.
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WATCH: 'Ziplock Bag' for Cars Saves Vehicles from Flooding

A new product on the market billing itself as the "Ziplock bag" for cars is saving many vehicles from flood damage.
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Anthony Doerr: We Were Warned - The New York Times

25 years ago scientists raised the threat of climate change. Did I act immediately and decisively? Um, I did not.
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'Let Me Set the Record Straight - He Will Not Step Down,' Says Roy Moore Wife Kayla - Breitbart

'Let Me Set the Record Straight --- He Will Not Step Down,' Says Roy Moore Wife Kayla
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Watch: Chance the Rapper and an R&B trio on SNL beg Barack Obama to come back

It’s been a very long year.
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Campaign Raises More Than $60,000 For Cyclist Who Was Fired For Flipping Off Trump | HuffPost

Thousands of donors have chipped in to provide Juli Briskman with an unofficial and unexpected severance pay.
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Republicans optimistic they'll pass their tax plan

House Republicans are prepared to pass a massive tax overhaul Thursday -- a feat that hasn't been accomplished in three decades -- likely without the political fireworks or internal heartache that nearly sank the House's Obamacare repeal bill earlier this year.
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Senate Republicans’ tax plan raises taxes on families earning less than $75,000

It’s a workers’ party now.
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Sen. Orrin Hatch: I’m "sick and tired" of Democrats saying this tax plan is for the rich

The Senate’s proposal would raise taxes across the board in 2027.
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The Trump Administration Is Making War on Diplomacy - The New York Times

Rex Tillerson, ill suited as secretary of state, is dismantling his department to fit his limited ambitions.
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There's a massive moral vacuum in the country right now

When an "Access Hollywood" tape featuring Donald Trump making comments about how money and power allowed him to grab women in their private parts without penalty -- and he still won the White House -- we knew there would be political and cultural repercussions.
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Why Can’t We Protect Elephants? - The New York Times

They need our help, not an easier way to make their carcasses into trophies.
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Hillary: I Have a Lot of Questions About the Legitimacy of the 2016 Election - Breitbart

Hillary: I Have a Lot of Questions About the Legitimacy of the 2016 Election
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South Carolina women's basketball team declines Trump's invite to White House

President Trump will host college sports championship teams at the White House on Friday, but the 2017 NCAA women's basketball champion South Carolina Gamecocks will not be there.
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The Hillary Effect - The New York Times

Until now, our sexual predation seminars have been hijacked by politics. But this time may be different.
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Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

There’s a psychological phenomenon behind it: the Dunning-Kruger effect.
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19 Asian-Americans Arrested At Paul Ryan's Office Pushing For Dream Act | HuffPost

They were calling on Congress to protect young undocumented immigrants.
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US General Says Nuclear Launch Order Can Be Refused

Halifax, Nova Scotia (AP) -- The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal.
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Explaining the $15M Congress paid in settlements

Two things have become painfully clear on Capitol Hill this week: Lawmakers and staffers say sexual harassment is "rampant" -- but even members of Congress have no idea just how widespread the problem is.
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Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan - The New York Times

Ordinary families would be big losers, and even C.E.O.s aren’t showing much love.
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Franken Case Sets Off Debate Over Line Between Abuse and a Mistake - The New York Times

Politicians and comedians were left trying to assess the line between predatory behavior and an inexcusable mistake as calls mounted for Senator Al Franken to resign.
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"The fish rots from the head": a historian on the unique corruption of Trump’s White House

"Politicians lie, but this is different."
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An LAPD officer accidentally filmed himself putting cocaine in a suspect’s wallet

It’s reportedly the first LAPD body camera video that the media and public have seen.
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Balance of Power: Curtain Draws on Mugabe Era With Zimbabwe in Ruins

Robert Mugabe’s four-decade grip on Zimbabwe is nearing its end, at the hands of the same soldiers who hoisted him to power after the war against the white-minority regime of Rhodesia.
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Hillary Clinton Praises Al Franken for Admitting to Sexual Assault, Says He’s Better Than Moore, Trump - Breitbart

Hillary Clinton entered the political sexual misconduct crossfire Friday, taking aim at the president who defeated her.
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President Trump places elephant trophy ban reversal on hold

It looks like President Trump is having a change of heart when it comes his recent decision to lift the ban on importing elephant trophies from Africa.
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Why a Firm Believer in Tax Cuts Could Derail the Senate Tax Cut Plan - The New York Times

Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a small-business owner, says the measure would give an unfair advantage to larger corporations.
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