As Trump Threats Stir Global Arms Race, New Report Details the Nuclear War Profiteers

A new report offers a comprehensive look at who’s profiting from the new nuclear arms race. “If you have been wondering who benefits from Donald Trump’s threats of nuclear war, this report has that answer,” said Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Read more about As Trump Threats Stir Global Arms Race, New Report Details the Nuclear War Profiteers[…]

While Shooting Massacres of Kids Could Not, Dog Killed by Airline Spurs GOP Senator to Act Fast

The story of a puppy who died on a United Airlines flight this week shocked many Americans, after reports surfaced that a flight attendant put the dog’s crate in an overhead bin despite the owner’s protests. But after a Republican senator immediately pledged to introduce legislation that would prevent such deaths, critics noted the disconnect Read more about While Shooting Massacres of Kids Could Not, Dog Killed by Airline Spurs GOP Senator to Act Fast[…]

Laughs All Around as Jim 'Mad Dog' Mattis Meets John 'Devil Incarnate' Bolton

No one thinks it’s funny that John Bolton, who vociferously supported the invasion of Iraq and has called for the bombing of North Korea and Iran, will be America’s next national security adviser—except, apparently, Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis. Meeting Bolton for the first time in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Mattis joked, “It’s good Read more about Laughs All Around as Jim 'Mad Dog' Mattis Meets John 'Devil Incarnate' Bolton[…]

Ajit Pai's FCC Doesn't Want You to Know About the Secret Deliberations That Led to the Worst Video the Internet Has Ever Seen

Remember that “monumentally unfunny” video of FCC chair Ajit Pai doing the Harlem Shake while wearing a Santa outfit and waving a lightsaber, which was imposed upon the world just 24 hours before his agency voted to gut net neutrality? “The very basic fact that they’re unwilling to even disclose whether anybody had objections to Read more about Ajit Pai's FCC Doesn't Want You to Know About the Secret Deliberations That Led to the Worst Video the Internet Has Ever Seen[…]

As Nuclear Powers Trade Threats, Gorbachev Calls on US and Russia to 'Return to Sanity'

Amid escalating tensions between Russia and the U.S., former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev urged the two nations to “return to sanity” and said President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin should meet to engage in diplomacy rather than military confrontation over Syria. Speaking to Interfax news agency, Gorbachev said Tuesday, “I am very alarmed.” Read more about As Nuclear Powers Trade Threats, Gorbachev Calls on US and Russia to 'Return to Sanity'[…]

Senator: "Let Me Repeat… The US Helped Bomb A DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS CHOLERA TREATMENT FACILITY"

After the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières on Monday announced that a newly constructed cholera treatment center in Yemen was bombed on Monday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)—who has led the fight in the U.S. Senate to end the U.S. military’s key role in assisting Saudi Arabia’s assault on its war-torn and poverty-stricken Read more about Senator: "Let Me Repeat… The US Helped Bomb A DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS CHOLERA TREATMENT FACILITY"[…]

Mercedes praises drivers for enduring ‘punishing toll’ at Mugello

Mercedes chief strategist James Vowles praised Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas for undergoing and surviving the veritable “physical punishment” levied upon them by the Mugello circuit at the recent Tuscan Grand Prix. The ninth round of the F1 world championship was a tumultuous affair marked by mayhem, red flags and restarts from which Hamilton emerged Read more about Mercedes praises drivers for enduring ‘punishing toll’ at Mugello[…]

Jason Alexander teams up with Dem for campaign video

Former “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander is teaming up with Democratic congressional hopeful Harley Rouda in a new video depicting a mock debate between Rouda and his Republican opponent, Rep. Dana RohrabacherDana Tyrone RohrabacherDemocrat Harley Rouda advances in California House primary Lawyers to seek asylum for Assange in France: report Rohrabacher tells Yahoo he discussed pardon with Assange Read more about Jason Alexander teams up with Dem for campaign video[…]

Watchdog: Secret Service overpaid 2016 campaigns $4 million for air travel

The U.S. Secret Service overpaid millions of dollars when reimbursing presidential campaigns for plane travel during the 2016 election, according to a new government watchdog report. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in its report released Thursday that the Secret Service overpaid presidential campaigns in 2016 by an estimated $3.9 million when reimbursing the campaigns for seats used by special Read more about Watchdog: Secret Service overpaid 2016 campaigns $4 million for air travel[…]

Evangelical group plans nearly $20 million push ahead of midterms

An influential conservative evangelical group is ramping up its spending on efforts to defend Republican majorities in the November midterms. The Faith and Freedom Coalition, which invested heavily during the 2016 elections, plans to spend nearly $20 million on a voter turnout effort to protect GOP majorities in the fall. “We are going to make a bigger effort in Read more about Evangelical group plans nearly $20 million push ahead of midterms[…]