Latest social trends in politics

Watch Melania Trump Swat Donald Away When He Tries To Hold Her Hand | HuffPost

It was the swat heard 'round the world.
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Artist Projects Image Of Jeff Sessions In KKK Hood Across Department Of Justice | HuffPost

"I thought the KKK was OK until I learned that they smoked pot," the piece reads, quoting the Attorney General.
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Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts - The New York Times

The package calls for spending more than $2.6 billion for border security — including $1.6 billion to begin work on a border wall — and slashing more than $800 billion from Medicaid.
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WH: Trump was 'exhausted' when he said 'Islamic extremism'

The difference between "Islamic extremism" and "Islamist extremism"? One exhausted President.
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White House Rejects Inquiry by Ethics Office Into Ex-Lobbyists on Payroll - The New York Times

The Trump administration has disputed the authority of the top ethics watchdog to request the names of former lobbyists working in the White House or federal agencies.
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The Supreme Court just delivered a big win for voting rights

Clarence Thomas joined the liberals on the court to give voting rights advocates a win.
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Trump budget: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts

Donald Trump's budget that is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday will include $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid -- a move that underscores the President's resolve to significantly downsize the federal program even as Republican lawmakers are clashing over the issue in Congress.
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Trump budget would slash safety net programs, up defense spending

Trump's 2018 budget proposal includes sweeping cuts to programs for low-income Americans.
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GOP Lawmaker: Lynch Anyone Who Takes Down Confederate Monuments | HuffPost

None of the state's Republican leaders have condemned Karl Oliver's comments.
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Chelsea Handler Says Melania Would Be An 'American Hero' If She Divorced Donald Trump | HuffPost

"We would embrace her if she just said, ‘Listen, this guy’s disgusting.'"
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Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina congressional district maps

The Supreme Court struck down two congressional district maps in North Carolina Monday, holding that the state had engaged in an unconstitutional gerrymander.
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Michael Flynn Rejects Order to Hand Over Documents - The New York Times

Mr. Flynn was subpoenaed to turn over documents for the Senate inquiry into Russian election meddling. He instead invoked his right against self-incrimination.
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Watch Netanyahu's face while Trump says he never mentioned "Israel" to the Russians

Did Trump just inadvertently confirm Israel was the source of the intel disclosure?
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Saudis And The UAE Will Donate $100 Million To A Fund Inspired By Ivanka Trump : The Two-Way : NPR

As a candidate, President Trump regularly criticized the Clinton Foundation for taking money from Middle East despots. But these donations are different.
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Justin Trudeau Photobombs A Prom Picture, Which Makes Him King | HuffPost

His photographer, Adam Scotti, chronicles the prime minister's runs and catches passerby reactions.
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Winning Iran's Election Is Just The Beginning Of Rouhani’s Political Struggles | HuffPost

Iran's president may have been re-elected, but he’ll need to win the supreme leader’s support and get foreign powers to engage with Tehran to be successful.
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Trump asked top intel officials to push back publicly on Russia probe

Both the head of the NSA and the director of national intelligence declined, and one wrote a memo about the president's request.
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This Trendy Restaurant Lets Customers Pay What They Can Afford | HuffPost

"There’s this sense that people who are poor don’t deserve to eat delicious food. ... I wanted to break that apart,” EAT Café's founder says.
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Michael Flynn To Invoke 5th Amendment, Refusing To Give Documents To Senate Intelligence Committee : The Two-Way : NPR

The fired national security adviser is refusing to turn over documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible ties between 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.
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Saudis, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump-proposed fund

Just two days into President Donald Trump debut foreign trip, a member of his inner-circle has already reaped benefits to the tune of $100 million.
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Justices Reject 2 Gerrymandered North Carolina Districts, Citing Racial Bias - The New York Times

The Supreme Court ruled that state lawmakers had violated the Constitution by relying too heavily on race in drawing the congressional districts.
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DNC battling class-action suit alleging Sanders was robbed in 2016

The 2016 presidential campaign is still being litigated – literally.
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'Dear White People' Director And Star Break Down Why Black People Can't Be Racist | HuffPost

They also tackle three other basic but crucial points everyone should know about race.
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Texas takes step toward enacting its own 'bathroom' law

Texas moved one step closer Sunday night to enacting its own version of North Carolina’s controversial ‘bathroom’ bill.
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A Clarion Call For Democracy | HuffPost

It is we, the people, who must serve that function to protect democracy — at town halls, rallies and, ultimately, at the ballot box.
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Who is Roger Stone?

As images of President Donald Trump leaning in to receive a glittering gift from King Salman bin Abdulaziz made the rounds this weekend, a longtime personal confidante of the President felt sick.
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Monica Lewinsky Bids Roger Ailes Goodbye In Scathing NYT Column | HuffPost

Fox News' dream "was my nightmare," she writes.
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James Corden Just Delivered an Unscheduled, Heartbreaking Tribute to Manchester

"It's a place full of comedy, curries and character."
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DOJ Admits It Can't Actually Take Away Federal Grants From Most 'Sanctuary' Cities | HuffPost

But Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department may "tailor grants to promote a lawful system of immigration."
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Two Congressional Districts In North Carolina : The Two-Way : NPR

"A State may not use race as the predominant factor in drawing district lines unless it has a compelling reason," Justice Elena Kagan said in the court's opinion on two districts.
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In 60 Seconds, A 'Daily Show' Guest Brilliantly Exposed The Danger Of 'Post-Truth' | HuffPost

"What post-truth does is it paves the way for regime change."
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Notre Dame grads walk out on Pence as VP addresses commencement

Vice President Mike Pence forged ahead with his commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame Sunday as some in attendance walked out, encouraging the graduates to keep their religious faith and value the freedom of speech while adding “the future is yours.”
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With Rouhani, Iran Has Extended Its Hand. Now The World Needs To Unclench Its Fist. | HuffPost

The president's re-election presents an opportunity to reduce the diplomacy deficit, particularly with the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia.
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Billy Bush's Daughter Had The Most Reasonable Response To The Infamous Trump Tape | HuffPost

“Why were you laughing at the things that he was saying on that bus, Dad?”
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Trump Proposes Selling Off Half the U.S. Strategic Oil Reserve

The White House plan to trim the national debt includes selling off half of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile, part of a broad series of changes proposed by President Donald Trump to the federal government’s role in energy markets.
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This might be the coolest visualization of evolution ever

Watch these bacteria evolve antibiotic resistance in just 12 days
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Stephen Colbert Says Fox News Is Declining Because The News 'Depresses' Trump Voters | HuffPost

"The people who voted for him don't want to hear it."
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We can teach children to smell bullshit

In a big new experiment, researchers showed it’s possible to train kids to spot "alternative facts."
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Mark Zuckerberg: We Need a ‘Global Superstructure to Advance Humanity’ - Breitbart

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stated his belief that the world is in need of a "global superstructure."
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Donald Trump to tell Muslims: 'We are not here to lecture'

"This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it," Trump is set to say.
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Socialism Is So Hot Right Now. Thank Bernie Sanders. | HuffPost

You may not have heard of the Democratic Socialists of America, but the group is attracting a lot of young political talent.
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Trump Touched A Glowing Orb In Saudi Arabia And Folks Found It Just A Bit Odd | HuffPost

"Not googling this and just assuming Trump has gone full Saruman evil wizard."
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Donald Trump is destroying his own presidency

Trump has no one to blame for his endangered presidency but himself.
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The case for impeaching Trump — and fast

This is the exact situation impeachment was meant for. Let's hurry up.
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Clint Eastwood Blasts Political Correctness: 'We've Lost Our Sense of Humor'

The film legend said his 1971 classic 'Dirty Harry' never could have been released in today's politically correct climate.
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California Democratic Party Leader Leads 'F*ck Donald Trump' Chant at Convention - Breitbart

Outgoing California Democratic Party chairman John Burton waved his middle fingers and chanted "F*ck Donald Trump!" at the convention.
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Dershowitz Questions Purpose of Special Counsel - 'What Is the Crime?' - Breitbart

Dershowitz Questions Purpose of Special Counsel --- 'What Is the Crime?'
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How I Broke Up With Plastic | HuffPost

Here are 9 life hacks you can try, too.
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