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Report: Cohen Hired Tech Firm to Try to Rig Polls for Trump and Create “Women for Cohen” Fan Account

Report: Cohen Hired Tech Firm to Try to Rig Polls for Trump and Create “Women for Cohen” Fan Account

An internet technology firm has publicly accused President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen of failing to pay for services meant to help the Trump campaign, the Wall Street Journal reported
Make Conservatives Great Again

Make Conservatives Great Again

To listen to this episode of Trumpcast, use the player below: Listen to Trumpcast via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play. Yascha Mounk talks to Charlie Sykes, editor in chief
Atlanta Man Arrested for Alleged Terrorist Plot to “Blow a Hole in the White House”

Atlanta Man Arrested for Alleged Terrorist Plot to “Blow a Hole in the White House”

A Georgia man was arrested Wednesday and charged with a terrorist plot to attack the White House, as well as the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. Hasher Jallal Taheb had been on the FBI’s
Tax Their Stuff, Not Their Money

Tax Their Stuff, Not Their Money

Listen to Slate’s The Gist: Listen to The Gist via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play. On The Gist, Kirsten Gillibrand running for president. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
A ’90s-Style Government Shutdown (Part 1)

A ’90s-Style Government Shutdown (Part 1)

Listen to Whistlestop via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. This episode of Whistlestop travels to April 1995 as President Bill Clinton and
The Angle: Almost Five Weeks of This Edition

The Angle: Almost Five Weeks of This Edition

It is Day 26: As we likely enter the government shutdown’s fifth week, Nathaniel Frank and Evan Wolfson highlight ways Democrats can use this as an opportunity to “bolster the promising, if disparate,
MacKenzie Bezos Is Legally Entitled to Half of the $140 Billion Amazon Fortune

MacKenzie Bezos Is Legally Entitled to Half of the $140 Billion Amazon Fortune

When news broke last week that the founder and CEO of Amazon would be getting divorced, people across the country wondered: Is MacKenzie Bezos going to get half of her soon-to-be ex-husband Jeff
Theresa May Is Failing At Everything Except Keeping Her Job

Theresa May Is Failing At Everything Except Keeping Her Job

Theresa May just can’t win. Theresa May just can’t lose. One day after the overwhelming and humiliating defeat of the European Union departure plan she spent months negotiating, May comfortably won a
Trump’s Shutdown Is a Historic Opportunity for Democrats

Trump’s Shutdown Is a Historic Opportunity for Democrats

With Democrats now in charge of the House of Representatives, and the country nearing a fifth week of the disastrous Trump shutdown, progressives are beginning to feel new momentum. But while
“All Sizzle but No Steak”

“All Sizzle but No Steak”

In all the noise surrounding Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, much of the attention centered on her has been hostile or leering, racist or white-knighty or paparazzish—and predictably focused on her looks.
Massachusetts Attorney General Accuses Sackler Family of Misleading the Public About Opioids in Ruthless Chase of Profit

Massachusetts Attorney General Accuses Sackler Family of Misleading the Public About Opioids in Ruthless Chase of Profit

A memo filed by the Massachusetts attorney general contends that the Sackler family, which owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, has long directed an effort by the company to push doctors to prescribe
The Philosophical Roots of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Tax Plan

The Philosophical Roots of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Tax Plan

Earlier this month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez floated the idea of a 70 percent tax rate on incomes over $10 million. Critics piled on to call the tax “astronomical,” “higher than Communist China”—some
William Barr’s Language Got Very Slippery When He Was Asked if He’d Make the Mueller Report Public

William Barr’s Language Got Very Slippery When He Was Asked if He’d Make the Mueller Report Public

Given that President Donald Trump’s private and public frustrations with his first attorney general revolved around special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, it’s no surprise that the ongoing
Nancy Pelosi “Suggests” That President Trump Reschedule the State of the Union

Nancy Pelosi “Suggests” That President Trump Reschedule the State of the Union

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in her just-thinking-out-loud-here voice, passed on a suggestion to President Trump regarding the State of the Union address that’s scheduled for Jan. 29: Since preparation
What the Deaths of Four U.S. Troops in Syria Could Mean for Trump’s Withdrawal Plans

What the Deaths of Four U.S. Troops in Syria Could Mean for Trump’s Withdrawal Plans

Sixteen people including four U.S. troops were killed in Northern Syria on Wednesday in a bomb attack claimed by ISIS. The bombing took place at a restaurant in the rebel-controlled city of
Colossally Insensitive Michigan State President John Engler Has Finally Going Lost His Job

Colossally Insensitive Michigan State President John Engler Has Finally Going Lost His Job

Michigan State’s board of trustees has asked interim school president John Engler to resign after he again made national news for disparaging the victims of former university doctor and convicted
Chris Christie Accuses Jared Kushner of “Political Hit Job” in New Book

Chris Christie Accuses Jared Kushner of “Political Hit Job” in New Book

In November 2016, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was booted from his job as Donald Trump’s transition team chairman. Now, Christie has revealed that he blames Kushner for his ousting, alleging
Why Won’t John Roberts Accept an Ethics Code for Supreme Court Justices?

Why Won’t John Roberts Accept an Ethics Code for Supreme Court Justices?

The first bill introduced this year in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives had nothing to do with the border wall, the government shutdown, the troops in Syria, or other issues that
Future Identity

Future Identity

Listen to Coleman Hughes: In this episode of the Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Coleman Hughes, a young black writer quickly making a big name for himself, about how to fight discrimination against
Trump Recalls 50,000 Essential Workers, Adding to the 400,000 Already Being Compelled to Work Without Pay During Shutdown

Trump Recalls 50,000 Essential Workers, Adding to the 400,000 Already Being Compelled to Work Without Pay During Shutdown

The Trump administration announced Tuesday it was recalling nearly 50,000 furloughed federal workers and putting them back on the job without pay to fulfill critical government functions as the