Where is the line between office flirtation and sexual harassment?

Where is the line between office flirtation and sexual harassment?. by Allison Benedikt · December 5, 2017 Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by ShaunWilkinson/iStock. When I was 23 years old, my boss would look down the gap at the waistband of my jeans when he walked past my desk. I was an entry-level fact-checker at my first magazine job, and […]

Trump attacks reporter over already-deleted crowd size tweet. He still hasn’t explained the lie. – Vox

Trump attacks reporter over already-deleted crowd size tweet. He still hasn’t explained the lie. – Vox. by Emily Stewart · December 10, 2017 Yesterday, President Donald Trump called for a Washington Post journalist to be fired Saturday over an erroneous tweet about his crowd size. The reporter quickly apologized for the mix-up and had deleted the tweet, because that’s generally […]

Cory Booker Calls On Donald Trump To Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations | HuffPost

Cory Booker Calls On Donald Trump To Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations | HuffPost. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is calling on President Donald Trump to resign over the more than a dozen sexual misconduct allegations against him. Booker made the comments Saturday during a campaign event in Alabama to support Doug Jones, the state’s Democratic candidate for Senate. Jones is […]

“It’s time to take them out in cuffs”: Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro calls for a purge of the FBI – Salon.com

“It’s time to take them out in cuffs”: Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro calls for a purge of the FBI – Salon.com. Conservatives are now attacking the FBI and DOJ to protect Trump Sophia Tesfaye2017-12-10T18:31:31Z•2017-12-10T18:31:31Z• 0 Comments 2017 has certainly felt like the upside-down of 2016; a somehow more confusing and disconcerting reality that feels all too surreal. Remember back in […]

Haley: Women Who Accused Trump Of Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard’ – Talking Points Memo

Haley: Women Who Accused Trump Of Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard’ – Talking Points Memo. by Esme Cribb United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley on Sunday said the women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct “should be heard,” breaking with the White House’s line that Trump’s election win settled questions about their allegations. “Women who accuse anyone should be heard,” […]

The Memo: Bill Clinton’s past casts shadow over Democrats | TheHill

The Memo: Bill Clinton's past casts shadow over Democrats | TheHill. by Niall Stanage · December 9, 2017 A retrospective spotlight is being shone on former President Bill Clinton as allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior dominate the political landscape. Democrats for the most part stood by Clinton in the wake of his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky in […]

DNC ‘unity’ panel recommends huge cut in superdelegates – POLITICO

DNC 'unity' panel recommends huge cut in superdelegates – POLITICO. A commission set up to help reform the Democratic presidential nominating process has voted to restrict the number of superdelegates as part of a slew of changes. The Democratic Party’s Unity Reform Commission is recommending cutting the number of superdelegates by about 400, equal to a 60 percent reduction. Many […]

Two new reports say Microsoft overwhelmingly underpays women and stifles their careers.

Two new reports say Microsoft overwhelmingly underpays women and stifles their careers.. Microsoft has been embroiled in a gender pay gap lawsuit for the past two years, fighting allegations that female technical employees at the company are systematically paid less than men and receive fewer opportunities for professional advancement than equally qualified male counterparts. The plaintiffs filed to make the […]

Doug Jones Is Counting On Black Voters. They Don’t Sound Too Inspired. | HuffPost

Doug Jones Is Counting On Black Voters. They Don't Sound Too Inspired. | HuffPost. Days before Alabama’s special Senate election, Democrat Doug Jones is within striking distance of winning a seat his party hasn’t won in 25 years. But he desperately needs black voters to turn out for him, and he may not have done enough to inspire them. “Certainly, […]

Sacrificing Al Franken in order to capture the moral high ground is not a strategy – Salon.com

Sacrificing Al Franken in order to capture the moral high ground is not a strategy – Salon.com. The Franken debacle is the same old drill; the Democrats are marching into their usual circular firing squad Lucian K. Truscott IV2017-12-09T13:00:21Z•2017-12-09T13:00:21Z• 0 Comments Happy now? With an alleged serial sexual abuser in the White House, and an alleged serial pedophile about to […]

The DNC’s day of reckoning is here – Salon.com

The DNC’s day of reckoning is here – Salon.com. Will the Democratic Party reform or close ranks? Sophia A. McClennen2017-12-09T15:00:56Z•2017-12-09T15:00:56Z• 0 Comments Heading into the Democratic National Convention, the underdog candidate and his supporters feel that the primary process is rigged. Citing unfair party rules, especially the use of superdelegates, the campaign charges that the nomination process is ”inequitable,” ”demonstrably […]

Time Names the “Silence Breakers” Its Person of the Year – Mother Jones

Time Names the “Silence Breakers” Its Person of the Year – Mother Jones. Time on Wednesday named the “Silence Breakers” for its 2017 person of the year, dedicating the magazine’s annual title to the “women and men who have broken their silence span all races, all income classes, all occupations and virtually all corners of the globe” on sexual harassment. […]

How Democrats win the future (Opinion) – CNN

How Democrats win the future (Opinion) – CNN. by Tom Perez and Keith Ellison Tom Perez is the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Keith Ellison is the US representative for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District and the deputy chair of the DNC. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors. (CNN)Trust holds families together, and our […]

Exclusive: Taxpayers Paid $220K to Settle Case Involving Rep. Alcee Hastings

Exclusive: Taxpayers Paid $220K to Settle Case Involving Rep. Alcee Hastings. by Stephanie Akin · December 9, 2017 The Treasury Department paid $220,000 in a previously undisclosed agreement to settle a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment that involved Florida Democrat Alcee L. Hastings, according to documents obtained by Roll Call. Winsome Packer, a former staff member of a congressional commission that […]

CNN error extends run of journalistic mishaps – POLITICO

CNN error extends run of journalistic mishaps – POLITICO. The network acknowledged a key mistake in its story on Trump and WikiLeaks. CNN was forced to correct a key error in a story about the Trump campaign and access to hacked Democratic National Committee emails on Friday, extending a run of high-profile media mistakes. In an “exclusive” story posted to […]

Cadet Run Out of West Point After Accusing Army’s Star Quarterback of Rape

Cadet Run Out of West Point After Accusing Army’s Star Quarterback of Rape. He was cleared by the school and the Army—and became captain of the football team. She says she was shamed by fellow cadets and disrespected by the academy’s leaders. Madeline Lewis was born to go to West Point. She says her parents brought her home from the […]

People who can’t remember their Bitcoin passwords are really freaking out.

People who can’t remember their Bitcoin passwords are really freaking out.. by April Glaser · December 8, 2017 You wouldn’t want to lose these. George Frey/Getty Images Bitcoin has had quite a week. On Thursday, the cryptocurrency surged past $19,000 a coin before dropping down to $15,600 by Friday midday. The price of a single Bitcoin was below $1,000 in […]

Trump Again Uses Kate Steinle’s Death To Call For Stricter Immigration | HuffPost

Trump Again Uses Kate Steinle’s Death To Call For Stricter Immigration | HuffPost. At a campaign-style rally in Florida on Friday night, President Donald Trump once again used the death of Kate Steinle to argue for stricter immigration enforcement. “Letting people pour into our country, we don’t know who they are, we don’t know where they come from ― you […]

WaPo: 9th Circuit Judge Accused Of Harassment, Inappropriate Comments – Talking Points Memo

WaPo: 9th Circuit Judge Accused Of Harassment, Inappropriate Comments – Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham The Washington Post reported on Friday on six women — two of them on-the-record — who alleged inappropriate sexual conduct and comments from Judge Alex Kozinski, a judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and, from late 2007 to 2014, the circuit’s chief […]

The fall of Franken

The fall of Franken. “I did not grow up wanting to be a politician,” Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn) said Thursday during a speech on the Senate floor in which he announced his intention to resign “in the coming weeks,” following a flurry of allegations of groping and harassment. It might very well be true that as a child Franken didn’t […]

Al Franken’s Improbable Political Rise and Sudden Fall – The New York Times

Al Franken’s Improbable Political Rise and Sudden Fall – The New York Times. by Carl Hulse · December 7, 2017 Al Franken’s office. As a celebrity with appeal to younger voters, he had been a fresh face for the party. Eric Thayer for The New York Times WASHINGTON — Al Franken walked onto the Senate floor just before noon Thursday […]

Al Franken’s Resignation and the Selective Force of #MeToo | The New Yorker

Al Franken’s Resignation and the Selective Force of #MeToo | The New Yorker. by Masha Gessen · December 7, 2017 The cultural wave that brought down the Minnesota senator only works on half the country. Photograph by Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg via Getty On what he called the worst day of his political life, Senator Al Franken articulated two points […]

Congress clears spending bill, averting shutdown – POLITICO

Congress clears spending bill, averting shutdown – POLITICO. by John Bresnahan · December 7, 2017 President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office on Thursday. | Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images But Democrats and Republicans remain far […]

Al Franken’s selfish, damaging resignation speech – Vox

Al Franken's selfish, damaging resignation speech – Vox. There was something missing from Al Franken’s speech on Thursday. Sen. Franken (D-MN) was resigning after multiple women reported that he had groped or otherwise sexually harassed them. He had apologized before, saying in a news conference just a few days ago, “I know that I’ve let a lot of people down.” […]

John Lewis Won’t Attend Civil Rights Museum Opening Because Trump Is Going | HuffPost

John Lewis Won't Attend Civil Rights Museum Opening Because Trump Is Going | HuffPost. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said Thursday that he will not attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this weekend because President Donald Trump’s “attendance and hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed” in the museum. “After careful consideration and conversations with church […]

Trump exposes the obvious with Israel decision: America is biased – Salon.com

Trump exposes the obvious with Israel decision: America is biased – Salon.com. What’s behind Trump’s Jerusalem decision and why is it setting off unrest in the Middle East? Alyona Minkovski2017-12-07T18:45:47Z•2017-12-07T18:45:47Z• 0 Comments In a move that has received widespread condemnation from around the world, President Trump announced in a speech on Wednesday that his administration will recognize Jerusalem as the […]

GOP’s not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama fallout

GOP's not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama fallout. Weary national Republicans breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday, a day after voters knocked out their own party’s scandal-plagued candidate in deep-red Alabama. Yet all is not well in a party confronted with new rounds of infighting and a suddenly shrinking Senate majority heading into next year’s midterm […]

Big bank caught again with fraudulent accounts

Big bank caught again with fraudulent accounts. The global bank that avoided U.S. Justice Department prosecution for harboring accounts for global terrorists and drug cartels by paying a fine of $1.9 billion is in the news again for allowing a fraudulent account. The Daily Telegraph of London reported HSBC refunded to a couple 4,000 British pounds, about $5,300, that had […]

America Can’t Turn Back the Clock on Iran | The National Interest

America Can't Turn Back the Clock on Iran | The National Interest. The Obama administration pursued a regional policy that sought to reintegrate Iran into the regional and international systems in the hope of stabilizing the Middle East. This policy has attempted to reestablish Iran, as a regional power similar to the pre-1979 period. In fact, this unrealistic desire to […]

Feds Collect Record Taxes Through November; Still Run $201.8B Deficit

Feds Collect Record Taxes Through November; Still Run $201.8B Deficit. The federal government collected record total tax revenues of $443,715,000,000 in the first two months of fiscal 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 through the end of November), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. Despite these record tax revenues, the federal government still ran a deficit of $201,761,000,000 for those same two […]

As Texts Bare FBI Agents’ Bias in Russia Probe, Lawmakers Grill Overseer

As Texts Bare FBI Agents' Bias in Russia Probe, Lawmakers Grill Overseer. by Ken McIntyre · December 13, 2017 Revelations that FBI investigators who were part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team sent each other derogatory text messages about Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign dominated a House hearing Wednesday featuring the No. 2 Justice Department official. The electronic messages […]

Trump: Moore’s Defeat Proves Republicans Have to Put Up ‘GREAT’ Candidates | Trending

Trump: Moore's Defeat Proves Republicans Have to Put Up 'GREAT' Candidates | Trending. by Michael van der Galien In a remarkable moment of complete honesty, President Trump tweeted that last night’s election in Alabama proves that Republicans “need to put up GREAT Republican candidates to increase the razor thin margins in both the House and Senate.” In other words: not […]

Gimme Shelter: Foreign Finance Ministers Protest Trump Tax Plan | The American Spectator

Gimme Shelter: Foreign Finance Ministers Protest Trump Tax Plan | The American Spectator. by Hunt Lawrence and Daniel J. Flynn · December 13, 2017 The Democrats’ opposition to President Donald Trump’s tax plan finds unusual allies — abroad. The finance ministers of Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Great Britain have voiced their objections to the Trump tax plan in a […]

Grover Norquist: GOP Tax Bill Is Good Enough For Now (He’s Planning to ‘Whine Later’) – Reason.com

Grover Norquist: GOP Tax Bill Is Good Enough For Now (He's Planning to 'Whine Later') – Reason.com. by Mark McDaniel · December 13, 2017 Tax reform bills have been approved by both the Republican-controlled House and Senate. Most observers believe the different versions will be reconciled into legislation representing the most thoroughgoing and consequential changes to the U.S. tax code […]

Still Dawdling Over Deadly Diversity Visas – Michelle Malkin

Still Dawdling Over Deadly Diversity Visas – Michelle Malkin. Instead of immediately shutting down one of America’s stupidest visa programs, which helped bring us yet another murder-minded jihadist this week, bipartisan Beltway politicians are pushing to preserve and expand the illegal immigration pipeline. Republicans and Democrats in Congress want a “fix” for the Obama administration’s executive amnesty covering nearly 700,000 […]

How Dare NYT Highlight Campus Insanity! | The Daily Caller

How Dare NYT Highlight Campus Insanity! | The Daily Caller. A New York Times columnist had the audacity to write about a college student declaring white DNA an abomination. Frank Bruni, by all accounts a standard liberal, noted in a Sunday column how universities are increasingly promoting a disturbing animus for white people, taking as his inspiration a recent op-ed […]

Trump to Unveil U.S. National Security Strategy on Monday

Trump to Unveil U.S. National Security Strategy on Monday. President Donald Trump on Monday will release his first National Security Strategy, a congressionally mandated document designed to guide the administration’s foreign policy. White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Tuesday the outline will focus on protecting the U.S. homeland, advancing American prosperity, “preserving peace through strength,” and expanding American […]

FBI’s McCabe ‘has an Ohr problem,’ will not testify on Tuesday, source says | Fox News

FBI's McCabe 'has an Ohr problem,' will not testify on Tuesday, source says | Fox News. by Chad Pergram, Edmund DeMarche | Fox News Does Mueller have proof beyond a reasonable doubt? Former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy sounds off on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’ Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was reportedly scheduled to testify behind closed doors in front of […]

Roy Moore won’t concede Alabama contest, floats possible recount

Roy Moore won't concede Alabama contest, floats possible recount. Roy Moore declined to concede the U.S. Senate race in Alabama Tuesday night after his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, was declared the victor in a close contest. The race between Moore and Jones was close — Jones received 671,151 votes and Moore received 650,436. A total of 22,819 ballots were cast […]

Matt Drudge on Ala. Senate election: ‘Luther Strange would have won’ | TheHill

Matt Drudge on Ala. Senate election: 'Luther Strange would have won' | TheHill. by Brandon Carter · December 12, 2017 The Drudge Report’s Matt Drudge blasted Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) after his loss Tuesday, saying Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) would have won the race. “Luther Strange would have won in a landslide… Just too much crazy in nerve […]

Washington Post Profile Of Fusion GPS Downplays Firm’s Shady Russian Connections

Washington Post Profile Of Fusion GPS Downplays Firm's Shady Russian Connections. by Lee Smith · December 12, 2017 Monday the Washington Post profiled Fusion GPS, the Washington DC-based communications shop that assembled and distributed the “dossier” alleging that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election. The longish Post feature on the firm founded by former Wall Street […]

McConnell allies see Moore loss as fatal blow for Bannon | TheHill

McConnell allies see Moore loss as fatal blow for Bannon | TheHill. by Reid Wilson · December 13, 2017 Top allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) see Tuesday’s election results in Alabama as a deep — and possibly fatal — wound for Stephen Bannon, their arch-rival in the battle for the soul of the Republican Party. Bannon, the […]

Trump Says Gillibrand ‘Would Do Anything’ for Campaign Donations

Trump Says Gillibrand ‘Would Do Anything’ for Campaign Donations. President Donald Trump on Tuesday alleged that Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand “would do anything” for his campaign contributions before he ran for president. In a morning tweet, the president dubbed the New York Democrat a “lightweight” and dubbed her “disloyal” to the Clintons, whom he tweeted “USED!” her. Gillibrand told CNN […]

Jones victorious in stunning Alabama Senate upset

Jones victorious in stunning Alabama Senate upset. In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. It was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in […]

Trial begins in case of Nazi-jihadist D.C. Metro cop

Trial begins in case of Nazi-jihadist D.C. Metro cop. Former D.C. Metro Transit Police officer Nicholas Young had unusual political views, a federal prosecutor told jurors in Young’s terrorist trial. He “was attracted to Nazis and Islamic terrorists at the same time,” Gordon Kromberg said in his opening statement. “Both hate Jews.” Young, a 36-year-old Muslim convert and resident of […]

Macedonia’s Biggest Problem: It’s Called Macedonia | The National Interest

Macedonia's Biggest Problem: It's Called Macedonia | The National Interest. The “Interim Accord” was supposed to function as a stop-gap solution, halting the Greek blockade on its neighbor and opening diplomatic relations between the two countries, pending a permanent solution. Twenty-two years later and there is still no final agreement on the name—and the failure to close this chapter weighs […]

America, EU, Japan: Time to Reunite Afghanistan with Central Asia | The National Interest

America, EU, Japan: Time to Reunite Afghanistan with Central Asia | The National Interest. With respect to Afghanistan, the United States, Europe, Japan, South Korea and the major international financial institutions are all caught in a time warp. Dating back a century and a half, this distortion today impedes Afghanistan’s development as a normal country. No less, it helps isolate […]

Study: Network News Coverage of Trump 91% Negative Over Past Three Months

Study: Network News Coverage of Trump 91% Negative Over Past Three Months. The network news media’s overwhelmingly negative coverage of President Donald Trump shows no signs of letting up, a new study by the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters division revealss. For the September-November 2017 period, 91% of the Trump coverage was overtly negative, the NewsBusters’ analysis shows: “The media have […]

These Countries Also May Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

These Countries Also May Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital. · by Fred Lucas · December 12, 2017 Many U.S. allies roundly criticized the Trump administration’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but America doesn’t stand alone on the white-hot issue. “President Trump has planted the seeds of this long overdue shift,” @PastorJohnHagee says. In fact, the Czech […]

Pope Francis Said the Traditional Version of the Lord’s Prayer Is ‘Not a Good Translation’

Pope Francis Said the Traditional Version of the Lord's Prayer Is 'Not a Good Translation'. by Tyler O’Neil · December 10, 2017 This past week, Pope Francis suggested that the traditional translation of the Lord’s Prayer (also known as the “Our Father”) is incorrect. Specifically, he pointed to the phrase “lead us not into temptation” from Matthew 6:13. Francis said […]

HYPOCRITE: Kirsten Gillibrand Held Hands With Alleged Rapist Bill Clinton, Praised Him | Daily Wire

HYPOCRITE: Kirsten Gillibrand Held Hands With Alleged Rapist Bill Clinton, Praised Him | Daily Wire. by Ryan Saavedra · December 12, 2017 Democratic New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and other Democratic lawmakers responded to a tweet from President Donald Trump that attacked Gillibrand’s pandering as being a “sexist smear” and a “slut shame.” CNN hosted Gillibrand for a “CNN exclusive” […]

Kill the Mortgage Interest Deduction Now! – Reason.com

Kill the Mortgage Interest Deduction Now! – Reason.com. Thankfully, one of the biggest scams in the American tax code is finally under attack in the House version of Republican tax reform. It’s the mortgage-interest deduction, which currently lets homeowners deduct interest paid on mortgages of up to $1 million for two houses. Ever since owning a home has been a […]

Senate Expands Uranium One Investigation | The Daily Caller

Senate Expands Uranium One Investigation | The Daily Caller. by Michael Bastasch · December 11, 2017 A top Republican senator is expanding an investigation into the Uranium One deal, demanding documents from the Energy Department and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the Uranium One deal. Wyoming GOP Sen. John Barrasso wants to whether or not former President Barack Obama’s administration […]

Pence Faces Down Arab Threats Ahead of First Official Trip to Israel

Pence Faces Down Arab Threats Ahead of First Official Trip to Israel. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Israel next week to reaffirm President Donald Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, according to White House sources who said Pence will strongly support the new recognition despite violence in the region and diplomatic protests by regional officials. Pence’s office […]