Daily Archives: May 12, 2018

  • Female stars in Cannes red-carpet protest

    Female stars in Cannes red-carpet protest

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEighty-two women take part in an equality march on the Cannes red carpet Dozens of women film stars have held a protest at the Cannes film festival against gender-based discrimination in the industry. Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Jane Fonda were among those taking part in the…




  • Trump pleases insurers, angers Democrats with drug-pricing plan

    Trump pleases insurers, angers Democrats with drug-pricing plan

    While Trump said his proposal would give Medicare “new tools to negotiate lower prices” — such as allowing Medicare to change its formularies or benefit designs to respond to spikes in generic-drug prices — senior administration officials acknowledged in a briefing prior to his remarks that there is no plan to allow the program to…




  • Sen. Joe Donnelly is the 2nd Democrat to back Gina Haspel for CIA director

    Sen. Joe Donnelly is the 2nd Democrat to back Gina Haspel for CIA director

    CLOSE CIA director nominee Gina Haspel is interrogated about the destruction of videotapes documenting torture saying she was ‘absolutely an advocate.’ USA TODAY In this April 7, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., arrives for the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)…


  • In new book, ailing John McCain makes final plea for immigration reform

    In new book, ailing John McCain makes final plea for immigration reform

    In his forthcoming memoir, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., laments a “decline in civility” and an “all-consuming partisanship” that has divided Americans. (Photo: Loren Townsley/ The Republic) In his forthcoming memoir, U.S. Sen. John McCain makes one more argument for immigration reform while taking swings at border hard-liners such as as President Donald Trump, former Maricopa County…


  • LGBTQ Groups Call New Oklahoma Adoption Law Discriminatory

    LGBTQ Groups Call New Oklahoma Adoption Law Discriminatory

    A new “faith-based” adoption law signed by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday is raising red flags for LGBTQ groups.  Oklahoma Senate Bill 1140 allows agencies to deny adoptions and foster care placements if a given placement violates an agency’s “written religious or moral convictions or policies.” Fallin says the law does not restrict LGBTQ couples…


  • Want To Understand Straight Incels? Talk To This Gay One.

    Want To Understand Straight Incels? Talk To This Gay One.

    Last winter, Erik sent a message to 20 of his least favorite porn stars, YouTube celebrities and “Insta-gays.” “So are you like a real person or just another shallow empty fuckboy who works in an industry that props up unrealistic gay male beauty/sex standards and wouldn’t be caught dead with anyone below pornboy looks?” Erik…