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Anti-Trump Senator Says He’s Writing In Colin Powell, But His Rationale Makes No Sense

CREDIT: AP Photo/Nam Y. HuhSen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) has made his distaste for Donald Trump clear for months. After saying earlier this year that he intended to support whoever ended up as the Republican presidential nominee, Kirk officially dumped Trump following the billionaire’s racist attack on U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel in early June.Kirk reiterated that sentiment during a CNN … [Read more...]

Chicago Officials Release Footage Showing Police Misconduct That Led To Unarmed Black Teen’s Death

In this video screengrab, an officer can be seen open fire into a car driven by Paul O’Neal. CREDIT: SCREENSHOTOn Friday, Chicago officials released videos showing the July 28 killing of 18-year-old Paul O’Neal by city police officers. You can watch them here.The footage, from dash and body cams, reveals that officers didn’t follow procedure in the chaotic moments that led to O’Neal, who was … [Read more...]

Trump Has A Theory About Why ‘The Election Is Rigged.’ It’s Been Totally Debunked.

There are many reasons Trump might lose, but this isn't among them. The post Trump Has A Theory About Why ‘The Election Is Rigged.’ It’s Been Totally Debunked. appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

This ‘Morning Joe’ Discussion About Trump And Nuclear Weapons Is Terrifying

"Why can't we use nuclear weapons?" The post This ‘Morning Joe’ Discussion About Trump And Nuclear Weapons Is Terrifying appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Obama Debunks Trump’s Politics Of Fear

"He’s betting that if he scares enough people, he might score just enough votes to win this election." The post Obama Debunks Trump’s Politics Of Fear appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Bill O’Reilly: I Wasn’t Defending Slavery, Just Saying Slaves Weren’t Treated So Bad

He says anybody who disagrees with him is guilty of "defamation." The post Bill O’Reilly: I Wasn’t Defending Slavery, Just Saying Slaves Weren’t Treated So Bad appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Who Are You Going To Believe? The Trump Campaign Or This Video Of Trump Speaking

Trump's campaign claims Trump didn't say what he said. The post Who Are You Going To Believe? The Trump Campaign Or This Video Of Trump Speaking appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Rick Scott Discussed Orlando During His RNC Speech. He Didn’t Mention The LGBT Community Or Guns.

He did, however, blame Obama for the attack. The post Rick Scott Discussed Orlando During His RNC Speech. He Didn’t Mention The LGBT Community Or Guns. appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Trump Adviser Calls For Hillary Clinton’s Execution

A Trump adviser took anti-Clinton rhetoric to frightening new heights. The post Trump Adviser Calls For Hillary Clinton’s Execution appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Campaign Manager Tried To Defend Melania’s Speech On CNN. It Did Not Go Well.

They refuse to simply own the mistake and move on. The post Trump’s Campaign Manager Tried To Defend Melania’s Speech On CNN. It Did Not Go Well. appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Cops In Minnesota Suburb Where Philando Castile Was Shot Have Been Arresting Blacks At Alarming Rate

Nearly half of those arrested this year are black. The post Cops In Minnesota Suburb Where Philando Castile Was Shot Have Been Arresting Blacks At Alarming Rate appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Paul Ryan Was Asked How He Could Support ‘Openly Racist’ Trump. His Answer Was Disturbing.

Voters face a "binary choice," Ryan said. The post Paul Ryan Was Asked How He Could Support ‘Openly Racist’ Trump. His Answer Was Disturbing. appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Alberto Gonzales Offers The Worst Defense Of Trump’s Racism

The former Bush administration AG puts words in Trump's mouth. The post Alberto Gonzales Offers The Worst Defense Of Trump’s Racism appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump Suddenly Remembers Muhammad Ali

Months ago, Trump questioned whether Muslim sports heroes exist. The post Donald Trump Suddenly Remembers Muhammad Ali appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Major Oil Train Derailment In Oregon

"This a terrible situation." The post Major Oil Train Derailment In Oregon appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]