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Hollywood Executive Reportedly Suggested Julia Roberts Play Harriet Tubman

Hollywood Executive Reportedly Suggested Julia Roberts Play Harriet Tubman

Once upon a time in a magical land of vegans, earthquakes and 25-minute journeys to everywhere, there was a Hollywood executive who thought it was acceptable to have Julia Roberts play Harriet

House committee approves landmark bill legalizing marijuana at the federal level

The legislation removes marijuana from schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act.
READ: Gordon Sondland and Laura Cooper's Opening Statements

READ: Gordon Sondland and Laura Cooper's Opening Statements

Congress will hear from three witnesses on Wednesday, most notably U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.

'Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret': Highlights from Sondland testimony

The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which is leading an impeachment inquiry
Documents reveal massive 'dark-money' group boosted Democrats in 2018

Documents reveal massive 'dark-money' group boosted Democrats in 2018

A little-known nonprofit called The Sixteen Thirty Fund pumped $140 million into Democratic and left-leaning causes.
In meeting with Fed's Powell, Trump protested against 'too high' interest rates

In meeting with Fed's Powell, Trump protested against 'too high' interest rates

President Donald Trump said he told Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell that interest rates were too high in a rare meeting between the two on Monday. Both sides initially issued positive readouts of
DOJ outlines slew of Strzok 'security violations,' says wife learned of affair through unsecured phone

DOJ outlines slew of Strzok 'security violations,' says wife learned of affair through unsecured phone

The Department of Justice released documents Monday outlining a slew of "security violations" and flagrantly "unprofessional conduct" by anti-Trump ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok — including his alleged
#GrievingWhileBlack: Family Demands Apology After West Memphis, Ark., Police Handcuff Grieving Mother

#GrievingWhileBlack: Family Demands Apology After West Memphis, Ark., Police Handcuff Grieving Mother

Far too often, police force black people to audition for their humanity. This is one of those times. Read more...
Stop Assuming Republican Senators Will Do the Right Thing

Stop Assuming Republican Senators Will Do the Right Thing

This isn’t a rom-com. Enough with the GOP conscience porn.
Fractured Into Factions? What The Founders Feared About Impeachment

Fractured Into Factions? What The Founders Feared About Impeachment

The Founding Fathers saw impeachment as a release valve from another "crisis of a national revolution." But they also worried it would devolve into partisan bickering if put into action.

Cramer: Elizabeth Warren's 'Medicare for All' delay shows 'she is not as left as you thought'

"A softer Elizabeth Warren is something we're going to have to start expecting," says the "Mad Money" host.
House probing whether Trump lied to Mueller

House probing whether Trump lied to Mueller

The House is investigating whether President Trump lied to former special counsel Robert Mueller
Russian troops take command of U.S. airbase in northern Syria

Russian troops take command of U.S. airbase in northern Syria

In northern Syria, Russian troops have taken command of a U.S. airbase — and without firing any shots. Charlie D'Agata reports.
A Denver talk radio host was fired mid-show after he criticized Trump on air

A Denver talk radio host was fired mid-show after he criticized Trump on air

A Denver talk radio host was fired during his show after he criticized President Donald Trump. Craig Silverman hosted "The Craig Silverman Show," on a conservative radio station that he said dismissed
While you weren't looking the trade war with China went completely off the rails

While you weren't looking the trade war with China went completely off the rails

America's trade war with China has lost its way. Instead of pushing for structural change in China's managed economy, the Trump administration is currently negotiating to get US-China trade where it
Hong Kong police move on university campus, threaten live rounds, retreat before growing flames

Hong Kong police move on university campus, threaten live rounds, retreat before growing flames

As both sides escalated their weaponry, police warned they could use live rounds.

Louisiana's Democratic governor wins re-election in Republican-leaning state: media

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a conservative Democrat, has won re-election to a second term, according to media reports, narrowly defeating a Republican opponent who had tightly aligned himself
Trump undergoes part of his physical months early

Trump undergoes part of his physical months early

The president made an unannounced stop at Walter Reed Army Hospital to have portions of his physical done before his 2020 schedule fills up

White House budget official testifies in impeachment probe

A White House budget official walked into a closed session of the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump on Saturday, where he testified about the holdup of