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Trump's Budget Includes Long Shot Effort To Defund Obama's Consumer Finance Agency

Politics | Thomas Phippen
Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Al Franken (hidden)(D-MN) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) hold a news conference to warn about the abolishment of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the proposed budget put forward by Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTR4UUS9

‘An unaccountable bureaucracy’

SCIENCE: Al Gore's Ex-Wife Holds A Fundraiser With Anti-Vaccine Democrats

Energy | Andrew Follett
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos

Major Democratic donors don’t believe the science on vaccines

FACT CHECK: Are Republicans Stonewalling The Russia Investigation?

Politics | David Sivak
FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘Quest for the facts’

WaPo Fawns Over Melania As Strong, Intelligent Figure

US | Amber Randall
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

‘Must have struck fear in the hearts of men’

Wasserman Schultz Really, REALLY Wants This Piece Of Evidence Back From Police Investigating Staffer

Investigative Group | Luke Rosiak

‘Consequences’

HBO And Jon Stewart Give Up On Project Two Years In

US | Steve Birr
Comedian Jon Stewart attends a comedy show celebrating Military Appreciation Month as well as the 5th anniversary of Joining Forces and the 75th anniversary of the USO at Joint Base Andrews in Clinton, Maryland, U.S. May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

‘Proved too difficult’

Pope Gives Trump A Copy Of His Global Warming Encyclical

Energy | Michael Bastasch
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania meet Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican

‘I won’t forget what you said’

BuzzFeed's Infamous Trump Dossier Is Facebook's Most Read News Story In Past Year

US | Eric Lieberman
BuzzFeed employees at the company's headquarters in New York (Reuters Pictures)

People seem to love false news about Trump

Border Patrol Chief: Message Sent By Trump Led To Drop In Crossings

US | Alex Pfeiffer
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello speaks at the Border Security Expo on April 12, 2017 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.(PHOTO: John Moore/Getty Images)

‘The message is out’

'Did Nothing'

US | Chuck Ross

‘What struck me…’

Trump Administration Proposes $10 Billion Cut To Department Of Education

Education | Rob Shimshock
Woman looks quizzically at money (Shutterstock/Masson)

‘We should not pretend to balance the budget’

San Francisco Creates Legal Office To Defend Illegal Immigrants From Deportation

| Will Racke
REFILE - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, third from left, with Jesse Smith, Chief Assistant City Attorney, Ron Flynn, Chief Deputy City Attorney and Mayor Ed Lee, announces he has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump for his unconstitutional executive order targeting sanctuary cities during a news conference at city Hall in San Francisco, California, U.S., January 31, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Kate Munsch)

‘Mass deportation is against our core values’

Wild Horse Group Calls On Trump To Save Mustangs

US | Kerry Picket
A Gadsden flag and a U.S. national flag fly over the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Burns District Office outside Hines, Oregon January 31, 2016. The FBI negotiated with four armed occupants at the remote Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon on Saturday while the holdouts in a video posted online expressed their mistrust of the government and reluctance to leave. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

‘Asking Congress to give the green light for the brutal slaughter of more than 46,000 captured mustangs’

Trashing Terrorism Tuesday: Mattis Personally Requests More Bombs To Kill ISIS Terrorists

US | Ryan Pickrell
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft with the 107th Airlift Wing fires off flares during a night formation training mission. A flare is an aerial infrared countermeasure to counter and infrared homing (heat seeking) surface-to-air or air-to-air missile. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ray Lloyd)

‘Full production capacities for certain selected preferred munitions’

FCC: No Fine On Colbert For Calling Trump Homophobic Slur

Entertainment | Anders Hagstrom
Stephen Colbert issues a job application that may require over 30 pages of free work. (YouTube/screen shot)

‘I have joke; he has the launch codes’

Witch Who Casted 'Spell' On Trump Publishes Creepy LA Times Op-Ed

US | Henry Rodgers
Psychic witch with crystal ball at sunset (Shutterstock/alexkich)

‘Maybe the spell is working’

Librarians Stock Up On Overdose Antidotes As People Flock To Philly For A Better High

US | Steve Birr
Heroin overdose. [Shutterstock - SanchaiRat]

‘A very, very helpless feeling’

Trump Gets Boost In Legal Fight Over Refugee Order

Politics | Kevin Daley
Rudy Giuliani, Republican former mayor of New York City, is a contender for attorney general and secretary of state. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Giuliani says he played no role in crafting order

Zuckerberg Talks 'Military Strategy' But Denies He Is Running For President

US | Eric Lieberman
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Martin Schulz, Mark Zuckerberg and Mathias Doepfner attend the presentation of the first Axel Springer Award on February 25, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Zauritz - Pool /Getty Images)

On a tour of US states

Trump Defense Budget Saves The A-10 Fleet With Funding

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Operation Enduring Freedom Air Refueling Mission

‘This budget fully funds the entire fleet’

One-In-Three Millennials Knows Someone With An Addiction To Painkillers

US | Steve Birr
NORWICH, CT - MARCH 23: Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain lie on display. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

‘Believe it’s OK to share prescriptions’

Women's March Organizer Avoids Question About FGM

US | Amber Randall
Organizers Linda Sarsour (C), Carmen Perez (2nd R) and Bob Bland (R) lead during a 'Day Without a Woman' march on International Women's Day in New York, U.S., March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

‘People say stupid sh*t sometimes’

Don't Read Anything Into Flynn Taking The Fifth, Experts Say

Politics | Kevin Daley
Defense Intelligence Agency director U.S. Army Lt. General Michael Flynn testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on "Worldwide Threats" in Washington February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron.

‘Just because you take the Fifth, it doesn’t mean you’re guilty’

Drunk Woman Spits On Lyft Driver

| Eric Lieberman
"Lyft driver attacked by passenger" (Screenshot/YouTube/Public - User: Michelle Jennings)

‘Like, I’m sorry I don’t have the same skin tone as you.’

Here's How Trump Would Cut Billions From Food Stamps Program

Politics | Thomas Phippen
Protesters hold replicas of food stamps during a rally in support of higher pay for low-wage earners outside the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (

It’s a lot harder than it seems

China's Imports Of North Korean Goods Drops To Near Three-Year Low

World | Ryan Pickrell
An employee walks between front-end loaders which are used to move coal imported from North Korea at Dandong port in the Chinese border city of Dandong, Liaoning province December 7, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

Trump encourages China to rein in North Korea

MacArthur Resigns As Head Of 'Clearly Divided' Tuesday Group

Politics | Robert Donachie
Representative Tom MacArthur, who drafted an amendment that won over conservatives in the hardline Freedom Caucus this week, arrives at the U.S. Capitol for a House meeting before an expected vote to repeal Obamacare in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘I’m going to continue to govern the way I believe the American people need us to govern’

Trump's NASA Budget Cancels Most Of Obama's Legacy, Boosts Science By $134 Million

Energy | Andrew Follett
Brave astronaut at the spacewalk on the moon. This image elements furnished by NASA. (Shutterstock/ Vadim Sadovski )

It eliminates global warming from the budget

Democrats Lead In New Georgia Poll

Politics | Phillip Stucky
Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election speaks during an election eve rally at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games in Roswell, Georgia, April 17, 2017. There is a special election tomorrow to fill that seat, which opened after Republican Tom Price was appointed as secretary of Health and Human Services. REUTERS/Kevin D. Liles

‘This race is neck and neck’

NOT GUILTY: Florida Man Who Blamed Big Penis For Girlfriend's Death Acquitted

US | Mike Raust
Shutterstock/Feel Photo Art

His defense was to show the court his dong…

White House Budget Thin On Support For Border Wall

US | Alex Pfeiffer
Mexico border wall Getty Images/John Moore

Would take about a decade at this pace

New York Yankees, Jet Blue Pull Support From Parade Honoring Terrorist Leader

US | Kerry Picket

‘I am not going to march’

DOJ Asks Judge To Reconsider Sanctuary City Ruling In Wake Of New Memo

US | Alex Pfeiffer
Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a meeting with the Organized Crime Council and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Executive Committee in Washington, D.C., U.S. April 18, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

Not an appeal

Senate Could Hit A Snag In Funding Obamacare Subsidies

Business | Robert Donachie
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (C) and Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini (R) listen to U.S. President Donald Trump speak during a meeting with health insurance company CEOs at the White House in Washington, U.S. February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘Consumers could see fewer plan choices in the market’

First Sperm From Space Successfully Fertilizes Eggs

Energy | Andrew Follett
Shot of a happy pregnant woman and her loving husband smiling looking at the sonogram photo of their unborn child at the clinic doctor on the background ultrasound scanning medicine health fertility. (Shutterstock/Serhii Bobyk)

‘The following offspring were all normal’

Did Trump Ask Intel Chief To Deny Russia Collusion? His Dramatic Testimony

US | Chuck Ross
Trump reportedly asked director to bat down collusion story

Trump Proposes Opening ANWR To Drilling, Selling Strategic Oil Reserves

Energy | Michael Bastasch
392886 14: (FILE PHOTO) This undated photo shows the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The Bush administration''s controversial plan to open the refuge to oil drilling was approved by the House of Representatives on August 2, 2001, but it faces a tough battle in the Senate. (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Getty Images)

Could raise $100 billion in 2022

Freezing State Employees' Wages Could Save Connecticut $1.5 Billion

US | Ted Goodman
A statue of Israel Putnam, an officer in the American Revolution, stands at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford. (Shutterstock/James Kirkikis.)

Concessions from the state’s unions are seen as critical in balancing the budget

Marine Caught Living With 45 Starved Animals Charged With Felonies

US | Jonah Bennett
Starving Dog

Dead kittens found in a freezer.

SHOCK: Students 'Become More Liberal' At Harvard, Nearly All Dislike Trump

Education | Rob Shimshock
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during his meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at Rivlin’s residence in Jerusalem May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Atef Safadi/Pool - RTX37003

Most don’t want to drain the swamp

Black Lives Matter Gets Peace Award

US | Amber Randall
Stevedore Crawford Jr. lies on the ground during a Black Lives Matter rally in Columbus, Ohio U.S., October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘This is an inspired, bold and urgent choice’

SEALs Return To Yemen To Kill Terrorists For First Time Since Botched January Raid

World | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. Army Rangers, assigned to 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, prepare for extraction from their objective during Task Force Training on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014. Rangers constantly train to maintain their tactical proficiency. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Steven Hitchcock)

Encountered a significant firefight

Trump's Budget Takes A Cleaver To EPA Funding

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Donald Trump Holds Joint Press Conference With Colombian President Santos

‘Taxpayers first’

More People Receiving Transgender Surgeries, Report Says

US | Amber Randall
Doctors put a body corset on patient Maria Carolina Parejo after surgery to remove liquid silicone she had paid to be injected into her buttocks previously for aesthetic reasons, in Caracas, October 30, 2013. Venezuelan plastic surgeon Daniel Slobodianik performs various procedures, including operations on patients who have previously had illegal or amateur injections of liquid silicone into their buttocks in order to enhance them. The reverse operation that Slobodianik carries out costs approximately $8,200 and takes between two and three hours depending on how much fluid the patient has in the area. Plastic surgery is common in Venezuela, where many women from all walks of life undergo procedures to nip, tuck or boost different parts of their bodies. Picture taken October 30, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

‘It’s not surprising’

Trump Proposes $3.6 Trillion Cut To Welfare State

Business | Robert Donachie
White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about of U.S. President Donald Trump's budget in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 16, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

‘Measure compassion and success by the number of people we help’

Here's What You Need To Know About Trump's First EPA Budget

Energy | Andrew Follett
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 4: Plaque outside the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in downtown Washington, DC on May 4, 2015. (Credit: Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock)

‘We can protect the environment without harming the economy’

Trump Budget Aims To Eliminate Tax Credits For Illegal Immigrants

Politics | Will Racke
Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney points to a picture of construction of the southern border while speaking about the budget agreement reached by Congress during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 2, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)

‘A reasonable accommodation’

Intel Chief: Leaks 'Jeopardize' Lives, Damage National Security

National Security | Russ Read
U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on worldwide threats on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

‘Lives are at stake in many instances, and leaks jeopardize those lives’

Reforming Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Agency Would Cut $24 Billion From The Deficit

Politics | Thomas Phippen
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) questions Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf (not pictured) during his testimony before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the firm's sales practices on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

‘Immoral’

Journo Thinks It's Funny To Joke About People Dying In A Terrorist Attack

US | Amber Athey
Two women wrapped in thermal blankets stand near the Manchester Arena, where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester, northern England, Britain

And then offers a weak ‘apology’