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Jimmy Kimmel Calls Out Donald Trump Over Florida School Shooting (watch!) 2

Jimmy Kimmel Calls Out Donald Trump Over Florida School Shooting (watch!)

Jimmy Kimmel goes right to the source of the problem in the Florida school shooting. Simply it’s President Trump, who has failed once again to do anything more than offer condolences after 14 students were murdered and more than 50 wounded by a loner with an assault rifle. While Fox News talking-heads, right-wing propaganda sites and Russian twitter trolls want to turn schools into quasi-prisons, the real bear in the room as always is guns....
Welcome to Florida: ANY NUT Can Buy Gun, Carry It in Public, No Questions Asked 4

Welcome to Florida: ANY NUT Can Buy Gun, Carry It in Public, No Questions Asked

Even if Florida police spotted alleged school shooter Nikolas Cruz walking down the street with an AR-15 assault rifle and dozens of rounds of ammunition, there’s not a damn thing they could have done about it. It’s all perfectly legal in the deadly Sunshine state. Florida has absolutely no restrictions on gun purchases. Anyone can buy any type of gun and own enough ammunition to start a war–or shoot up a school. ...
Donald Trump Has Driven the Country to a Dark Precipice of Hysteria and Fear 6

Donald Trump Has Driven the Country to a Dark Precipice of Hysteria and Fear

Donald Trump has pushed the country to a dark precipice of hysteria and fear. The national mood is unparalleled since the 17th century Salem witch trials and the Red Scare of the 1950s, two of the darkest periods in U.S. history. Motivated by greed and political gain of the monied few, his administration and Republicans in Congress are engaged in an unprecedented assault on institutions that safeguard the civil rights and liberties of all citizens....
GOP Congressman Joe Barton 'Retiring' After Nude Sexting Scandal 8

GOP Congressman Joe Barton ‘Retiring’ After Nude Sexting Scandal

Rep. Joe Barton, the randy Texas congressman, said today he is changing course and will not seek re-election when his term ends next year, following revelations that he texted photos of his penis to a woman. He claimed the incident occurred several years ago when he was separated from his wife, but even more sexting messages have surfaced from when he was married....
Last Refuge of Scoundrels: Trump Hits NBC Despite His Own Misconduct 10

Last Refuge of Scoundrels: Trump Hits NBC Despite His Own Misconduct

Politics really is the last refuge of scoundrels. In the height of hypocrisy, President Trump lambasted NBC and “Today” show host Matt Lauer, despite facing serious allegations of sexual misconduct himself. During the 2016 presidential campaign, more than a dozen women accused Trump of sexual harassment or sexual assault....
GOP Rep. Joe Barton Caught With Pants Down in Sex Harass Scandal 12

GOP Rep. Joe Barton Caught With Pants Down in Sex Harass Scandal

Joe Barton, a good ‘ole boy Texas Republican–best known as a “climate change denier” and defender of the incandescent light bulb–has been caught with his pants down, literally, according to a photo going viral online. Barton, 68, was left red faced after a photo of his penis sent to an unknown, but obviously angry person, popped up (no pun intended, well maybe)....
SNL Skits Turn Scary as Trump Morphs From Clown to Constitutional Threat 14

SNL Skits Turn Scary as Trump Morphs From Clown to Constitutional Threat

Donald Trump’s usual send ups on this week’s “Saturday Night Live” have morphed from funny to scary now the president has morphed himself from the nation’s clown to a full-blown constitutional threat. Trump’s firing this week of FBI Director James Comey was the tipping point for our constitutional democracy. It's turned jokes based on the president’s absurdity into dark humor....
Meryl Streep Pushes for Renewed Debate Over Equal Rights Amendment 16

Meryl Streep Pushes for Renewed Debate Over Equal Rights Amendment

Meryl Streep is attempting to revive the debate over the Equal Rights Amendment, a proposal that gained steam during the dawn of the feminist movement in the 1970s, but never acquired the necessary votes to add it to the U.S. Constitution. Streep, however, isn’t totally selfless. She’s also promoting her new movie, “Suffragette.” Sarah Gavron directs based on a script by Abi Morgan. The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Anne-Marie Duff....
President Obama Met Kanye West, Kim Kardashian on Election Politics!? 18

President Obama Met Kanye West, Kim Kardashian on Election Politics!?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West both claim to have met with President Obama two weeks ago and talked about midterm election politics, leading the celebrity duo to Tweet their support for Democratic candidates. Not that it did much good. How the President, who reportedly missed half his national security briefings and misjudged the ISIS threat, found time to meet with West and Kardashian is anyone’s guess. But he clearly must have been desperate. Did he actually think the celebrities could turn out the vote by tweeting to their vapid followers?...
John Oliver Skewers Dr. Oz for Phony Weight Loss Claims (watch!) 20

John Oliver Skewers Dr. Oz for Phony Weight Loss Claims (watch!)

John Oliver is finally hitting his stride on his new HBO talk show. He deconstructed Dr. Mehmet Oz for hyping diet pills without any scientific evidence to back them up. Dr. Oz’s comeuppance has been a long time coming. It took an act by Congress to finally call Dr. Oz on the carpet for his baseless claims, but Oliver nailed him to the floor. ...
Conservative Republican Finds Key to Hollywood Campaign Cash 22

Conservative Republican Finds Key to Hollywood Campaign Cash

Bob Goodlatte, a conservative Republican congressman from Virginia is a darling of decidedly liberal Hollywood moguls, even though he supports the NRA, opposes abortion and wants to repeal ObamaCare. But nothing greases a palm like self-interest. Paramount’s Brad Grey and Adam Goodman, Warner Bros.’ Kevin Tsujihara, Fox Searchlight’s Nancy Utley, BMI’s Del Bryant and Universal Music’s Zach Horowitz are on the list, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. ...
Jennifer Garner Tells Congress Ante-Up for Early Child Ed (photos) 24

Jennifer Garner Tells Congress Ante-Up for Early Child Ed (photos)

Jennifer Garner showed Washington pols what star power is all about when she visited Congress today (Nov. 13) to push for expanded and improved early education programs. Garner has three children under the age of 10 with actor Ben Affleck. Garner, 41, appeared before Congress to lobby on behalf of the “The Strong Start for America’s Children Act.”...
President Obama Sublime to Substantive on Jay Leno (watch!) 26

President Obama Sublime to Substantive on Jay Leno (watch!)

President Obama sat down with Jay Leno last night for a wide-ranging interview that may have been one of the best that Leno has ever conducted during his 30 or so years on the show. The president tackled questions on Russia, the economy, health care, NSA leaker Edward Snowdon, gay rights and the Trayvon Martin case. And, at the end of the interview, he had a small present for Leno, who is an avid automobile buff. He presented the talk show host with a detailed replica of the presidential limousine...
Anthony Weiner's Megalomania Is So Uncool; Enough Already 28

Anthony Weiner’s Megalomania Is So Uncool; Enough Already

Anthony Weiner’s sex scandal has provided some dicey diversion during an uneventful New York City summer, keeping gossip mills churning from Hamptons’ beaches to Katz’s deli. But really, enough is enough. Megalomania is so uncool. The pol doesn’t know the meaning of the word “quit.” Under different circumstances that might be a good thing. But not when it stems from a psychopathological disorder....