Controversy flares over classified Gina Haspel torture memo as confirmation vote looms

Senators and their staff lost full access Monday to a memo that reportedly casts Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Central Intelligence Agency, in an unfavorable light, according to NBC News and The Intercept. The classified memo was stored in a secure…

Kanye West Appears to Have Lost His Mind, and It’s Sad

–Rapper and hip hop star Kanye West has either lost his mind — which would be sad — or is saying deliberately provocative things for attention, including that slavery for black people was a “choice” http://www.tmz.com/2018/05/01/kanye-west-tmz-live-slavery-trump/ http://fortune.com/2018/05/02/kanye-west-slavery-choice-tmz/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2018/05/01/twitter-reacts-kanye-west-slavery/571111002/ -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon:…

4 Million Americans Lost Health Insurance In Last 2 Years

About 4 million Americans lost health insurance in the last two years, according to a new survey from the Commonwealth Fund, which attributed the decline to actions taken by the Trump administration. The uninsured rate was up significantly compared with 2016 among adults with an…

Federal agencies can’t confirm the whereabouts of nearly 1,500 unaccompanied migrant children

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) lost track of nearly 1,500 unaccompanied migrant children after they were released to sponsors in the United States, a top HHS official told Congress Thursday. The agency was tasked with monitoring the children, who were once in its custody….

Massachusetts court rules in favor of attorney general in Exxon climate change case

ExxonMobil Corp. lost its bid to block Massachusetts’ attorney general from obtaining records to look into whether the company concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels play with climate change. In its decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Friday affirmed a lower court’s ruling…

Laura Ingraham claims she’s the real bullying victim after row with David Hogg

Fox News TV host Laura Ingraham lost legions of viewers, as well as a good number of her advertisers, after her online bullying of teenager David Hogg, a survivor of the deadly shooting rampage at his high school in Parkland, Florida. But she returned from…

Trump-supporting militia members who plotted to bomb a Muslim community face trial

Lost amid the Russia investigations, revelations about massive Facebook data leaks, and the president’s alleged affairs with adult entertainment stars is a Kansas trial with major national implications. A trio of domestic terrorists, two of whom were Donald Trump supporters, allegedly planned a series of car…

Why did it take so long for Jared Kushner to lose access to the highest security clearance?

Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and policy advisor on a range of issues, finally lost his top-level security clearance on Friday on the orders of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, according to a report in Politico. The decision to strip away Kushner’s access…