Tag Archives: ThinkProgress

Amid swirling Trump scandals, Cummings backs rules change to allow indictment of a sitting president – ThinkProgress

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the Democrat who takes over chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee next month, called Sunday for the overhaul of legal guidelines that currently protect presidents from criminal prosecution. “I think we should always reconsider laws and regulations, and this is one we definitely should reconsider,” Cummings told CNN’s State of the Union. The Maryland Democrat raised the ...

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Stephen Miller uses ‘sovereign’ nation dogwhistle to push Trump’s border wall – ThinkProgress

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller echoed white nationalist rhetoric to advocate for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall during a rare television appearance on Sunday. Miller told CBS’ Margaret Brennan that Trump is “absolutely” willing to shut down the government this week if he doesn’t receive funding for his border wall, calling it “a fundamental issue” that will determine ...

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Nurse deported to Mexico returns to U.S. after winning visa lottery – ThinkProgress

After decades of hard work and sacrifice, Maria Mendoza-Sanchez had built a great life in the United States. The Mexico-born nurse had a  job she loved treating cancer patients at a public hospital. She was married, with four children. But neither Mendoza-Sanchez nor her husband were U.S. citizens. Having entered the United States illegally over 20 years ago, the couple worked ...

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Trump complains that negative coverage of him ‘can’t be legal’ and ‘should be tested in courts’ – ThinkProgress

President Donald Trump started off his Sunday by suggesting the media should have to answer in court for the “nothing less than unfair news coverage” that he is subjected to. Trump cited in particular NBC and the network’s Saturday Night Live sketch comedy show, tweeting, “Should be tested in courts, can’t be legal?” A REAL scandal is the one sided coverage, hour ...

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The closing of the conservative mind – and of The Weekly Standard – ThinkProgress

The most anti-Trump conservative media outlet, The Weekly Standard, was shut down Friday after a 23-year run, by its owner, GOP megadonor Philip Anschutz. The event underscores the demise of an independent conservative movement built around ideas — as the Republican party increasingly rallies around the president, and conservative “never Trumpers” abandon both the party and the label “conservative.” Indeed, in an email to ...

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Facebook does not care about facts — and their fact-checker rebellion proves it – ThinkProgress

Facebook’s credibility took another blow this week when the Guardian reported that fact-checkers paid by the social media giant said they were just being used as window dressing and “crisis P.R.” Ironically, one of the media outlets the company was using for fact-checking, the Weekly Standard, was shuttered by its GOP mega-donor owner on Friday — in part because it was too ...

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Turkey says U.S. is looking for a way to extradite Erdogan nemesis – ThinkProgress

President Donald Trump has promised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his administration is looking into extraditing Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based Muslim cleric Erdogan has accused of masterminding an attempted coup against him in 2016. President Trump apparently made the promise to Erdogan during the G20 Summit in Argentina two weeks ago, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday. Gulen, who has ...

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Johnson & Johnson knew about carcinogens in baby powder for decades: Reuters – ThinkProgress

Was there a carcinogen in the baby powder, all this time?  According to an investigation by Reuters, “Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its baby powder.” Some of the 11,700 plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the company — including thousands of women with ovarian cancer — claim that the company’s talc caused their illness. The investigation relied upon ...

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