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Senator Al Franken Accused of Kissing and Groping a Los Angeles Radio Host Without Her Consent

In a story published on Thursday morning, Los Angeles news anchor Leeann Tweeden accused Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken of sexual misconduct while on an overseas trip more than a decade ago. In the article, which was headlined, “Senator Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent, And There’s Nothing Funny About It,” Tweeden describes a 2006 USO tour...

Does Your School Teach This Very Racist Nursing Textbook?

After a Texas nursing student’s Facebook post went viral, a nursing textbook is earning criticism for its outrageously racist description of African Americans. The student, Jazmine Lattimore, excerpted a portion of Journey Across the Life Span: Human Development and Health Promotion, by Elaine U. Polan RNBC MS PhD and Daphne R. Taylor RN MS on her Facebook page. Billed...

An Immigrant’s Son

It’s hard to think of an American politician who is more vehemently anti-immigrant than President Donald Trump. He wants to cut legal immigration by half. He has likened Mexican immigrants to rapists and criminals. He wants to ban most people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. During his campaign, he said he could deport 11 million undocumented residents...

Masked Man Films Himself Demolishing America’s Oldest Christopher Columbus Monument

As many cities across the United States finally begin the long overdue process of removing Confederate statues memorializing the country’s history of racism, one Baltimore native has gone even further—taking a hammer to the nation’s oldest monument to Christopher Columbus, arguably patient zero for the disease of American white supremacy. “Christopher Columbus symbolizes the initial invasion of European capitalism into...

Lawmakers Introduce ‘Me Too’ Act To Combat Sexual Harassment on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON ― A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill unveiled Senate and House bills Wednesday designed to improve the process of reporting sexual harassment involving lawmakers and staffers, building on recent efforts to address the problem within the walls of Congress. Sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), with several Democratic and Republican co-sponsors in...

Millionaire Treasury Secretary, Socialite Wife Pose With Sheets Of Cash

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his wife, actress Louise Linton, on Wednesday turned a fairly standard duty into an uncomfortable photo-op. It’s ostensibly part of a treasury secretary’s job to have their photo taken with the first $1 bills bearing their signatures. But this was a bit of an unfortunate look for Mnuchin and Linton, who have been criticized for being out...

Roy Moore’s Attorney Holds News Conference To Demand Release Of Accuser’s Yearbook

In an attempt to discredit one of the Senate nominee’s accusers, Roy Moore’s lawyer Phillip Jauregui is demanding that attorney Gloria Allred release a high school yearbook her client said Moore had signed before he sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager and he was in his 30s. In a news conference Wednesday, Jauregui called on Allred to hand...

Fox News Host Sean Hannity Gives Alleged Child Predator Roy Moore ONE LAST CHANCE to Defend Himself

The hits just keep coming for Roy Moore, Republican nominee in the special Senate election in Alabama and alleged child sex predator, as Fox News host Sean Hannity, who previously got conservatives to smash their overpriced coffee makers in defense of pedophilia, delivered Moore an ultimatum. “You must immediately and fully come up with a satisfactory explanation for your inconsistencies,” Hannity said,...

Donald Trump Tweets His Thoughts and Prayers for Victims of the Wrong Mass Shooting

President Donald Trump returned from his extended tour of Asia on Tuesday with some straightforward words of comfort for the small community of Sutherland Springs, TX: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/927265906086031363?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsplinternews.com%2Fajax%2Finset%2Fiframe%3Fid%3Dtwitter-927265906086031363%26autosize%3D1 Unfortunately, that message was almost certainly intended for the people of Tehama County, CA, where a gunman killed at least four people and wounded multiple children on Tuesday after targeting an elementary school and...

Senate Confirms Lawyer Who Authored Bush-Era Torture Memos to Transportation Department Post

In President Trump’s perfect universe, all of his discriminatory, objectively dangerous, and entirely shitty administration nominees would be approved by the Senate. He just might get his wish! On Monday, the Senate confirmed Steven Bradbury’s nomination to general counsel of the Transportation Department. Before scoring his new gig, Bradbury acted as the assistant attorney general from 2005 to 2007. He...