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Patrick Hogan Patrick Hogan Jul 15, 2019 at 18:47.

Man shot and arrested after drawing weapon at U.S. Capitol

<a href="https://splinternews.com/man-shot-and-arrested-after-drawing-weapon-at-u-s-capi-1793855866" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Man shot and arrested after drawing weapon at U.S. Capitol</a>

Government offices in Washington, D.C. were locked down Monday afternoon after reports of a shooting at the U.S. Capitol.

The Associated Press reported that a man was shot after drawing a gun in the Capitol Visitor Center, and that a bystander was wounded with minor injuries in the attack.

Contrary to earlier reports by the AP, no police officers appeared to have been injured in the...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 18:38.

The Supreme Court just declined to hear a major trans rights case—thanks to Trump

<a href="https://splinternews.com/the-supreme-court-just-declined-to-hear-a-major-trans-r-1793858990" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The Supreme Court just declined to hear a major trans rights case—thanks to Trump</a>

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not hear a major transgender rights case this month, as it had initially planned to do. Instead, the Court will send the case back to the lower courts to re-adjudicate in light of President Trump's revised policies stripping transgender students of Obama-era protections in public schools.

In October, the Supreme Court had announced plans to...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 17:46.

This Democratic lawmaker wants to make sure everything ICE does is caught on camera

<a href="https://splinternews.com/this-democratic-lawmaker-wants-to-make-sure-everything-1793859091" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">This Democratic lawmaker wants to make sure everything ICE does is caught on camera</a>

Eighteen Democratic representatives have reportedly co-sponsored a bill from Brooklyn congresswoman Yvette Clarke which would require Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents to wear body camera during arrests and detentions of undocumented immigrants.

Dubbed the "ICE Body Camera Act of 2017," H.R. 1497 was introduced last week. It would mandate ICE officials "wear body cameras when engaged...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 13:51.

The wild reason why Trump's team says they didn't ask Kanye to perform at the inauguration

<a href="https://splinternews.com/the-wild-reason-why-trumps-team-says-they-didnt-ask-kan-1793858220" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The wild reason why Trump&#39;s team says they didn&#39;t ask Kanye to perform at the inauguration</a>

It's no secret that Donald Trump has, erm, struggled to land A-list talent to perform at his inauguration celebrations this weekend. As it stands, the current list of entertainers slated to appear (3 Doors Down! Tony Orlando! The…Piano Guys?) is something more akin to a state fair grandstand than a major national showcase.

But for a brief, confounding moment, there appeared to be one major...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 13:47.

Bernie Sanders just shamed Donald Trump with his own tweet on the Senate floor

<a href="https://splinternews.com/bernie-sanders-just-shamed-donald-trump-with-his-own-tw-1793858011" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Bernie Sanders just shamed Donald Trump with his own tweet on the Senate floor</a>

The floor of the United States Senate is a place for serious business. A place where laws are made and passed, and where the sausage that is American democracy is made. A place where a senator can troll the president-elect with a giant cardboard cutout of a two-year-old tweet.

On Wednesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders strode to the Senate rostrum and proudly displayed a print-out of a...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 12:26.

Sorry, Donald Trump, but Mexico's president has some bad news about your wall

<a href="https://splinternews.com/sorry-donald-trump-but-mexicos-president-has-some-bad-1793858118" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Sorry, Donald Trump, but Mexico&#39;s president has some bad news about your wall</a>

If there's one thing you know about President-elect Donald Trump, it's that he wants to build a wall ("not a fence—it's a wall" he insisted during Thursday's bizarre press conference) on the border between the United States and Mexico. For months, Trump has repeatedly stated that his administration will launch a staggeringly massive construction project aimed to seal off America's Southern...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 12:04.

Watch a completely freaked out Betsy DeVos run away from a crowd of angry protesters

<a href="https://splinternews.com/watch-a-completely-freaked-out-betsy-devos-run-away-fro-1793858609" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Watch a completely freaked out Betsy DeVos run away from a crowd of angry protesters</a>

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was confronted by a crowd of activists who blocked her entry to a Washington D.C. area middle school on Friday.

While the event DeVos was trying to attend inside the Jefferson Academy Middle School school—her first school visit since she took up her post—was closed to the media, several dozen protesters were filmed outside the school chanting, waving signs,...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 04:05.

4,500 people were killed by gun violence while Congress was on vacation

<a href="https://splinternews.com/4-500-people-were-killed-by-gun-violence-while-congress-1793861688" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">4,500 people were killed by gun violence while Congress was on vacation</a>

As America's elected representatives returned from their nearly two-month-long summer break on Tuesday, they were met with a stark number awaiting their arrival:

4,500.

That's how many people the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says were killed by firearms since Congress broke for its summer recess on July 18.

"Congress is in for a rude awakening today if they thought seven weeks of...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 03:50.

Why these bee-lovers just brought 2.6 million dead bees to the EPA

<a href="https://splinternews.com/why-these-bee-lovers-just-brought-2-6-million-dead-bees-1794269715" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Why these bee-lovers just brought 2.6 million dead bees to the EPA</a>

When most people head out on the highways for a summer road trip, they're joined by family, maybe some friends, and possibly a pet.

When James Cook hit the road last week, he was joined by bees. Dead ones. 2.6 million of them, to be exact—all boxed away in the back of a truck.

Cook was traveling as part of Keep the Hives Alive—a nationwide tour featuring bee keepers, environmentalists, and...

Libby Watson Libby Watson Jul 15, 2019 at 02:16.

Melania Trump Posts Epic Clapback to Her Haters: She's NOT Dead

<a href="https://splinternews.com/melania-trump-posts-epic-clapback-to-her-haters-shes-n-1826432543" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Melania Trump Posts Epic Clapback to Her Haters: She&#39;s NOT Dead</a>

Don’t you hate it when everyone keeps saying you’re dead and you’re just like, not dead? Rude citizens will not stop speculating about why Melania Trump hasn’t been seen in public in 20 days and why she stayed in hospital for five days after a procedure that usually only takes one.

Is she dead? Anyone who thought she might be will probably NOT be convinced by Melania’s latest tweet on...

David Boddiger David Boddiger Jul 14, 2019.

Maine Ex-Gov. Paul LePage Spent $22,000 at Trump’s DC Hotel, Report Says

<a href="https://splinternews.com/maine-ex-gov-paul-lepage-spent-22-000-at-trump-s-dc-h-1832688176" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Maine Ex-Gov. Paul LePage Spent $22,000 at Trump’s DC Hotel, Report Says<em></em></a>

It’s no surprise that the guy who refers to himself as the “Trump before Trump ” knows how to grease the Trump family’s palms.

After several months of requesting travel expenses from the now former governor of Maine, Paul LePage, a Republican opponent of social services and a bigot, the Portland Press Herald finally got its hands on receipts, thanks to Freedom of Access Act requests.

The...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 14, 2019.

Maxine Waters just became the first Democrat to boycott Trump's big speech to Congress

<a href="https://splinternews.com/maxine-waters-just-became-the-first-democrat-to-boycott-1793858897" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Maxine Waters just became the first Democrat to boycott Trump&#39;s big speech to Congress</a>

As President Donald Trump prepares for his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening, at least one Democratic lawmaker will be conspicuously absent from the House chamber: California Rep. Maxine Waters.

Speaking with ABC News, Waters explained, "The president is not going to say what I want him to say. He's going to take credit for everything."

The congresswoman reportedly...

David Boddiger David Boddiger Jul 14, 2019.

National Park Service Keeps Trump Hotel Clock Tower Open Despite Shutdown

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Hotel Clock Tower Open Despite Shutdown<em></em></a>

The Trump shutdown, now in its third week, has prompted the closure of museums and a lack of staffing at monuments and parks across the nation’s capital and elsewhere. But one historic site remains open in DC that is fully staffed by National Park Service rangers: the Trump International Hotel’s clock tower.

According to the Associated Press, the clock tower, which often has more rangers than...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 14, 2019.

Watch Key and Peele resurrect Obama's anger translator Luther to gloriously take down Trump

<a href="https://splinternews.com/watch-key-and-peele-resurrect-obamas-anger-translator-l-1793858018" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Watch Key and Peele resurrect Obama&#39;s anger translator Luther to gloriously take down Trump</a>

If there's anyone we'll miss in the White House more than Barack Obama and his family, it's Luther—the man with the hardest job in Washington: Translating the infamously unflappable president's stoicism into hurricane-force righteous anger.

Fortunately, comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have blessed us with Luther's presence one last time, resurrecting their Key & Peele mainstay...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 14, 2019.

Donald Trump had an awful reason for discouraging Republicans from gutting ethics panel

<a href="https://splinternews.com/donald-trump-had-an-awful-reason-for-discouraging-repub-1793857976" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Donald Trump had an awful reason for discouraging Republicans from gutting ethics panel</a>

Congressional Republicans on Tuesday backed down from an approved plan to gut the House's independent ethics panel and place it under the direct control of the very lawmakers it was established to oversee.

The move comes after intense criticism from Democrats and voters who reportedly flooded Republicans' offices with complaints. Oh, and also these slap-on-the-wrist tweets from President-elect...

Hamilton Nolan Hamilton Nolan Jul 14, 2019.

One Hundred Years Ago, This Man Knew Everything About Today

<a href="https://splinternews.com/one-hundred-years-ago-this-man-knew-everything-about-t-1832623653" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">One Hundred Years Ago, This Man Knew Everything About Today</a>

On June 16, 1918, the socialist Eugene Debs gave a speech in Canton, Ohio. Did he have a time machine to peer a hundred years into the future?

Did he know about today’s Washington think tanks and politicians?

Well, for myself, I never had much faith in leaders. I am willing to be charged with almost anything, rather than to be charged with being a leader. I am suspicious of leaders, and...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 14, 2019.

Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of State said some troubling things at his confirmation hearing

<a href="https://splinternews.com/donald-trumps-pick-for-secretary-of-state-said-some-tro-1793858113" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Donald Trump&#39;s pick for Secretary of State said some troubling things at his confirmation hearing</a>

Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil CEO who is Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, faced a Senate confirmation grilling on Wednesday.

Despite having never held elected public office, nor served in any public service capacity, Tillerson handled himself adequately when pressed by members of the Senate Foreign Relations committee—which is to say, he sounded relatively measured, and...

Nick Martin Nick Martin Jul 14, 2019.

Washington Dems Call for Republican Who Plotted With Far-Right-Wing Activists to Step Down

<a href="https://splinternews.com/washington-dems-call-for-republican-who-plotted-with-fa-1834223540" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Washington Dems Call for Republican Who Plotted With Far-Right-Wing Activists to Step Down</a>

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement on Monday condemning newly unearthed comments made by state Rep. Matt Shea in a 2017 group text with fellow far-right extremists. Inslee’s remarks follow similar statements proposing Shea’s immediate expulsion by Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and the Washington state Democratic Party. The group chat was first reported by the Guardian on Saturday.

Shea, a...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 14, 2019.

Ex-Attorney General Eric Holder was asked about reparations for slavery, and his answer was disappointing

<a href="https://splinternews.com/ex-attorney-general-eric-holder-was-asked-about-reparat-1793856622" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Ex-Attorney General Eric Holder was asked about reparations for slavery, and his answer was disappointing</a>

As the first African American to have served as U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder possesses a unique perspective when it comes to issues of race and justice in America.

During his tenure as AG, before stepping down in 2015, Holder spoke out in defense of voting rights, and aggressively challenged harsh immigration laws in Arizona. In 2009, Holder famously declared ours a "nation of...

Patrick Hogan Patrick Hogan Jul 14, 2019.

The 'Hamilton' cast performed at The White House and it was revolutionary

<a href="https://splinternews.com/the-hamilton-cast-performed-at-the-white-house-and-it-w-1793855501" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The &#39;Hamilton&#39; cast performed at The White House and it was revolutionary</a>

Alexander Hamilton probably never visited the White House. It was only four years old when he died and inhabited by John Adams and then Thomas Jefferson, who were not among his friends. But now, more than 200 years later, the actors who tell his story on Broadway have made the trip.

The White House hosted the cast of the Broadway musical Hamilton at the White House today for...

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