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Waters Promises to Berate Ben Carson Like She Did Mnuchin

Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) on Thursday promised to berate Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, saying it would be worse than her famous exchange with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Waters, a ranking member of the House Committee on Financial Services, was bad mouthing …

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NYC Subway to Change Tiles That Resemble Confederate Flag

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Thursday it would be removing a tile pattern that passengers complained looked like a Confederate flag. Times Square Station is adorned with red rectangles with blue lines running through the diagonals. Passengers have complained that the design was too reminiscent of the …

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Kimmel: To Remove Racist Monuments, ‘Take Down Every Building With the Name Trump on It’

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel said that any removal of monuments to racists should include the removal of buildings with the name “Trump” on them. Kimmel compared President Donald Trump’s many branded properties to Confederate monuments during Thursday night’s show. Kimmel used his opening monologue to take aim at Trump’s handling …

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Obamacare Enrollment Program Signed Up a Fraction of Those Who Canceled Coverage in 2017

The Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance Program helped 14,500 individuals enroll in the Obamacare exchanges, which represented only 0.007 percent of the 1.9 million individuals who decided to drop their Obamacare plan in 2017. The Obama administration established the Enrollment Assistance Program, which created storefronts and …

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The Party of Trump

On July 18, 2015, about a month into his long-shot campaign for president, Donald Trump famously attacked John McCain. “He’s not a war hero,” he said. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” Campaigning in Iowa that …

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‘Logan Lucky’ Review

We all knew that Steven Soderbergh’s retirement from feature filmmaking in 2013 following the release of Side Effects was unlikely to last. Indeed, one could argue that it never really began, given his work on Cinemax’s The Knick and other projects. But it’s nice to …

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CNN Commentator: Washington, Jefferson Statues ‘Need to Come Down’

CNN political commentator Angela Rye said Thursday that statues and monuments to two of America’s most prominent Founding Fathers, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, “need to come down.” CNN host Kate Bolduan asked Rye if the country’s ongoing discussion about race and white supremacy, spurred …

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Atlanta Monument Meant to Champion Unity Desecrated by Protesters

Atlanta’s Peace Monument was damaged by protesters Sunday night, though it was erected in 1911 to urge reconciliation after the Civil War, not to celebrate the Confederacy. The sculpture features an angel standing above a Confederate soldier, guiding him to lay down his weapon. Protesters …

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Buffalo Board of Education Member Who Made Racist Comments Against Obamas Ousted

A member of the Buffalo Board of Education who in December 2016 made comments about the Obamas that were widely denounced as racist, has been ousted from his position by the New York State education commissioner. Carl Paladino has been kicked off the board “effective …

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MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle Defends ‘Girly Men,’ Says ‘She’s Got Time’ for Them

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle defended “girly men” on Thursday, telling viewers that “she’s got time” for them. Ruhle’s comment came in response to a woman named June Matheny, who told MSNBC reporter Mariana Atencio that she thought CEOs who severed ties with President Donald Trump’s …

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