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Disturbing reports emerge claiming gay men are being detained, tortured in 'concentration camps'

"In early April, Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta published a story regarding gay men being detained, tortured, and sometimes killed in the Russian republic of Chechnya. The article claims that over 100 homosexual men in the "traditionally conservative Muslim society" had been rounded up and placed in a newly established and secret prison."

"You cannot arrest or repress people who just don't exist in the republic. If such people existed in Chechnya, law enforcement would not have to worry about them since their own relatives would have sent them to where they could never return," Alvi Karimov

Contributor comment: So what exactly is Chechnyan leader Alvi Karimov saying here? That gay people don't exist in Chechnya because if they did, their families would just do away with them and therefore, there is no need for gay concentration camps? Note he did NOT say Chechnya would never do such a thing, just that there was no need...

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We The People, are screwed...

He's confirmed. What happens next...
• Neil Gorsuch will be the 101st Supreme Court justice. Here's what you can expect to happen before he takes his seat:

• Swearing in: Gorsuch will be sworn in as associate justice in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court on Monday.

• Who will do it: Chief Justice Roberts will lead that ceremony at 9 a.m. ET.

• At the White House: Later that morning, Justice Kennedy will administer the oath at a public ceremony at White House.

• Why Kennedy: It was Gorsuch's request. He and Kennedy have a special relationship: It's the first time a law clerk and his justice will sit on the bench together.

• Who else will attend: The justices and spouses plan to be at the white house ceremony itself. Not clear how many justices will attend at this point.

Where does he stand on the issues? Click the reference link below to find out.
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It's now illegal in Russia to share an image of Putin as a gay clown

Russia has banned a picture depicting President Vladimir Putin as a potentially gay clown. Russian news outlets are having trouble reporting exactly which image of the Internet's many Putin-gay-clown memes is now illegal to share. Because, you know, it's been banned. But the picture was described last week on the Russian government's list of things that constitute "extremism."
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In the infamous words of Cheech and Chong, "Bye bye lardass!"

WASHINGTON - White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been removed from the National Security Council, White House sources told The Huffington Post Wednesday.

Bloomberg first reported the news, which was part of a larger NSC shake-up revealed in a White House regulatory filing released Wednesday.

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Maddow Just Exposed A Scandal That Will Take Pence Down With Trump

"Yesterday, President Trump's former National Security Advisor, Lt. General Michael Flynn, announced that he was willing to be interviewed by the three bodies currently investigating the Trump campaign's potentially treasonous collusion with agents of the Russian Federation - in exchange for immunity from prosecution.

The rapidly unfolding scandal has the potential to take down the entire administration, including – and possibly most importantly – Vice-President Mike Pence."

Let's hope she is actually on to something unlike the Trump tax forms incident.
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If Trumpcare Did Anything, It Exposed the Cruel Apathy of the Republican Party

The bill failed, but Americans learned just how far Republicans will go to try and destroy President Obama's legacy. After two days of frantic scrambling, hasty rewriting, and unadorned begging, House Speaker Paul Ryan was forced to pull his Trumpcare bill from the House floor before Friday's scheduled vote, delivering the most devastating blow yet to a struggling president eager to show his supporters that he is cut out for the task of governing.

Trump's Team Said It Didn't Ask For Military Vehicles At Inauguration. Emails Show It Did.

WASHINGTON ? The month after Donald Trump won the presidential election, his staff asked the Pentagon to send photographs of military tactical vehicles that he could include in his inaugural parade, emails obtained by The Huffington Post show. The Presidential Inaugural Committee "is seriously considering adding military vehicles to the Inaugural Parade," a Pentagon official wrote in an internal email dated Dec.

One Nation, Under Fox: 18 Hours With a Network That Shapes America

And while other networks were devoting time to the apology made by Representative Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House committee investigating Russian interference in the election, for not sharing information about intelligence with the committee's top Democrat before giving it to Mr. Trump, Fox was touting a report about "potential" evidence that Mr. Trump's team may indeed have been surveilled by the Obama administration.

Kellyanne Conway, The Classiest Broad to Ever Grace the Oval Office...

"Kellyanne Conway Awkwardly Sitting On The Oval Office Couch Is The Internet's Newest Meme I don't know how many funny, and sometimes downright bizarre things can come out of Trump's administration. The whole thing's an entire circus. And I have to admit that as an online media curator, I feel kind of bad even writing about Donald Trump." MUSTAFA GATOLLARI