How elite billionaires like Sheldon Adelson and Peter Thiel are restricting press freedom in America – U.S. News – Haaretz.com

  Home   >   U.S. News www_responsive/articlebody.vm With one vengeful tycoon in the White House, another the brains behind Hulk Hogan’s $140-million lawsuit and Adelson controlling a Las Vegas newspaper, a new documentary depicts the ways U.S. journalists are increasingly being silenced     Sheldon Adelson at the National Israeli-American Conference in Washington, October […]

Melania Trump Ditches Opposition to Cyberbullying to Cheer on Donald’s Latest Sexist Attack

Getty Remember when First Lady Melania Trump was going to make her pet cause a campaign against cyberbullying? She doesn’t either. After her husband, President Donald Trump, tweeted Thursday morning to claim “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” Brzezinski, the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, rolled into his Mar-a-Lago club with her face “bleeding badly from a […]

The Latest Version of Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Taking Effect Tonight and It’s Worse Than Ever

AP Welcome to WHAT NOW, a morning round-up of the news/fresh horrors that await you today. After the Supreme Court allowed the majority of President Trump’s Muslim travel ban to take effect earlier this week, the administration issued new criteria that require visa applicants from the six majority-Muslim countries and all refugees to have a […]

Supreme Court Reinstates Trump’s Muslim Ban as It Agrees to Rule on Its Legality

AP As the Supreme Court’s session draws to a close, the court on Monday reinstated most of President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban—allowing it to cover everyone except people who have a “bona fide relationship” to the United States—as it agreed to hear the constitutional merits of the ban in the fall. The court’s decision […]

The Daily 202: Gianforte’s victory after assaulting reporter reflects rising tribalism in American politics – The Washington Post

With Breanne Deppisch THE BIG IDEA: Greg Gianforte admitted to attacking a reporter and apologized during his victory speech last night, as he kept Montana’s sole House seat in Republican hands. Now he and his party’s leaders are trying to move on. On the eve of the special election, the wealthy technology entrepreneur flipped out when the […]

The New Book That Brutalizes the Clinton Campaign – Rolling Stone

Yikes! New Behind-the-Scenes Book Brutalizes the Clinton Campaign ‘Shattered,’ a campaign tell-all fueled by anonymous sources, outlines a generational political disaster A new book by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes examines what went wrong during Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty There is a critical scene in Shattered, the new behind-the-scenes campaign diary by Jonathan […]

The US just dropped a MOAB — the so-called ‘mother of all bombs’ — on Afghanistan

The United States military deployed a Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb — known as the “mother of all bombs” — in Afghanistan on Thursday, military officials told CNN. The strike was a coordinated attack against ISIS tunnels and personnel in the country’s Nangarhar province. MOAB is America’s largest non-nuclear form of munition, and can be guided […]