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Congratulations To HuffPost Hill Editor Jared Kushner

Treat her well, buddy.Steve Bannon’s departure will give him more time to do the things he loves: turning down invites to Matt Boyle’s LARP meetups and looking like Jabba the Hutt after gastric bypass surgery. So many awkward white dudes on the internet were enraged by Bannon’s dismissal you’d think …

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Top Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Out From White House

He was a conservative force in the West Wing credited with helping to shape Trump’s populist appeal.Steve Bannon, a senior adviser to the president who was largely credited with shaping the strategy that got Donald Trump to the White House, is out from his role as the president’s chief strategist. …

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More People Are Happy Working Part Time Since Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act gave some people the freedom to leave full-time jobs.WASHINGTON ― More Americans than ever are voluntarily working part time, and it might be because of Obamacare. The number of Americans who are electing to work less than full time rose to 21 million in July, according …

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Thursday’s Morning Email: Big Business Backs Away From Trump After Charlottesville

Thursday’s Morning Email: Big Business Backs Away From Trump After Charlottesville.BIG BUSINESS ABANDONS TRUMP IN WAKE OF CHARLOTTESVILLE REMARKS “The White House’s two advisory councils of top business executives disbanded on Wednesday amid intense public blowback against President Donald Trump’s response to the deadly attack by an accused white supremacist …

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Russia And U.S. Are Nearly Tied As Leaders In Income Inequality

Russia’s income gap is widening to American levels, according to a landmark new study of Moscow’s post-Communist balance sheet. Politics in the United States might look increasingly like Russia, with a macho president who bashes the press, promotes loyal propagandists, contests elections and winks at white nationalists. But when it …

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The Entire GOP Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves

They cannot pretend their opponents didn’t warn them.Republicans allow their vacuous offspring to say and do the stupidest things with zero consequences. In turn, the 45th president of the United States of America has brought us to —what seems like— the brink of both a civil and nuclear war – …

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Charlottesville Shows That States Must Amend Their Open-Carry Laws

A Virginia statute passed in 1997 precludes Charlottesville from exercising any common sense in such situations.We’ve all seen the pictures from Charlottesville. Peaceful protesters being met with men carrying military-style weapons. Many of those unarmed were probably intimidated. I certainly think I would have been. What did the scene represent? …

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton Calls On Trump To Delay Rally In Wake Of Charlottesville Violence

“Our nation is still healing,” the mayor said.Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says he’s “disappointed” President Donald Trump wants to host a campaign-style rally in the city little more than a week after the violence that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Our nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville,” …

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Drug Possession Is No Longer A Felony Offense In Oregon

The new law applies to people found with small amounts of hard drugs like cocaine, heroin and LSD. But there are some caveats.Under a new law in Oregon, many people arrested with small amounts of illegal drugs will no longer be subject to felony charges. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) …

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What Happens Now That The President Has Openly Embraced White Supremacists

President Trump this week spoke of “very fine people” among the Nazis and Ku Klux Klanners who staged a violent protest that resulted in the deaths of three people on Saturday. Trump’s comments drew cascades of condemnation, but we already knew he had white supremacist tendencies. Jamelle Bouie, the chief …

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