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We’re Sorry, and Goodbye

After months of poor health, Sudan, the worlds last remaining male northern white rhino has died, leaving his daughter and granddaughter as the very last of the species on earth.


These GOP Governors are Refusing to Hold Elections

Two seats in the legislature have been vacant since December of 2017 and will remain so until January 2019 with the Governor saying it is not worth the cost or effort to hold special elections.


Pharma Bro Cries Like a Mom Who Can’t Afford Her Kids Medication — Goes to Prison

No one will be crying about this one — except for Martin Shkreli who has been sentenced to seven years in prison for defrauding investors, U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto roughly splitting the difference between what prosecutors and defense attorneys had asked for. The former hedge fund manager showed little reaction to the sentence. He will receive credit for the six months he has served while awaiting sentencing. Before hearing the verdict, Shkreli addressed the court and cried as he said he was sorry and had learned from his experience. This file will be updated.


You Won’t Believe What Congress Just Did…

When Barack Obama was president, Democrats certainly never did anything like this, nor has any other Congress gone to such lengths to protect any other president.


Midterm Results Depend on Women and Millennials

In a period in which reports of sexual abuse and sexual harassment by prominent men have led to the powerful #MeToo movement, the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the president — as well as a $130,000 payment by his personal lawyer to a porn star with whom Trump was alleged to have had an affair — have helped widen the gap further between Trump and many female voters. Given the issues that have risen to prominence early in this election year — school safety and guns — along with the continuing focus on sexual misconduct in the workplace and elsewhere, women could be more motivated to turn out, especially women in suburban districts that will play a big role in deciding who controls the House in January.


‘Pure madness’: A Dark, Angry and Isolated Trump

These are the darkest days in at least half a year, said White House aids, and they worry just how much farther President Trump and his administration may plunge into unrest and malaise before they start to recover. As one official put it: “We haven’t bottomed out.” Trump has become increasingly isolated as senior staff jump ship at an unprecedented rate, including longtime confidante Hope Hicks. In an unorthodox presidency in which emotion, impulse and ego often drive events, Trump’s ominous moods manifested themselves last week in his zigzagging positions on gun control; his shock trade war that jolted markets and was opposed by Republican leaders and many in his own administration; and his roiling feud of playground insults with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


10 Questions for Dan Deacon – Rats, Player Pianos & Theremins

One of our absolute favorite musicians, Dan Deacon did the music for “Theo Anthony’s Rat Film.” The film, which uses the urban rat as a way to explore a deeper story of urbanization and segregation, is a unique blend of history, science and sci-fi, poetry and portraiture. And Deacon’s music, a unique blend of styles, genres and instruments is the perfect match for what Anthony was doing. In a Pitchfork review of Deacon’s album incredible album “America,” Jess Harvell wrote, “As carefully constructed as the work of any highbrow electronic savant you’d care to name, Deacon’s music alone should clearly paint him as a smart dude, a thinker, and a craftsman.” Click through to read the interview, and check out his incredible video for a song we love called “When I Was Done Dying” after the Latest Posts section below.


Destroying Jared Kushner

It’s no secret a lot of people inside and outside the White House want Jared Kushner gone. They think he’s too inexperienced, too compromised by conflicts of interest and the Russia probe, and too ineffective. Their revenge against him this week has been brutal, sustained, at times brilliant, and potentially lethal. What has unfolded is not the work of coincidence: it is the slit-by-slit slow bleed of a top adviser and son-in-law to the president. Click through for the ‘Destruction of Jared Kushner in Five Acts’


Son Arrested in Shooting Deaths of Parents at a Michigan University

James Eric Davis Jr., 19, is suspected in the fatal shooting Friday following a family-related domestic dispute at Central Michigan University, authorities said. It was the nation’s 12th school shooting this year. “The suspect was seen and reported by an individual on a train passing through the north end of campus shortly after midnight,” the university said in a statement. He was arrested without incident. The university, in Mount Pleasant, identified the victims as the suspect’s parents: James Eric Davis Sr., 48, and Diva Jeenen Davis, 47.


Trump’s Bizarre Early Morning Twitter Rant

Trump continues to confront the true enemies of America with an attack on Alec Baldwin after apparently seeing a segment on Fox News about the actor. The president twice misspelled his name as “Alex” in the tweet, which was posted at 5:42 a.m., and insisted Baldwin revived his “dieing” career by playing Trump on the sketch comedy program. The tweet was deleted by 6 a.m., but multiple Twitter users took screenshots of the misspelled post. Trump then reposted the attack, but with the misspellings corrected, 25 minutes after the original tweet, at 6:07 a.m. This as the US grapples with mass shootings, trade wars, and an ever-expanding investigation into possible collusion between the Trump’s presidential campaign and Russians to win the US Presidential election.

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