WATCH: Donald Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Because Why Not

Photo Credit: Andrew Cline/Shutterstock ALTERNET Trump received a bit of good news after what has been a terribly disappointing week thus far. After finishing dismal second place in the Iowa caucus despite his putative frontrunner status, Trumpwas nominated Tuesday for a Nobel Peace Prize along with the likes of Pope Francis, Colombian peace negotiators and Edward… More WATCH: Donald Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Because Why Not

President Obama Is Right to Visit Baltimore Mosque

President Barack Obama tours the prayer room at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on April 27, 2014 | SOURCE: AP/Carolyn Kaster CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS President Barack Obama’s first visit to a U.S. mosque during his presidency comes at a critical moment amid the rising tide of anti-Muslim bigotry that has infected American political… More President Obama Is Right to Visit Baltimore Mosque

Trump Calls For New Iowa Caucus, Claims Cruz ‘Illegally Stole’ Election

MEDIAITE Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sent out– and then deleted– a tweet accusing rival Ted Cruz of having illegally stolen the Iowa caucus Wednesday. Trump later sent out an identical tweet, but with the word “illegally” and other typos removed. Ted Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong… More Trump Calls For New Iowa Caucus, Claims Cruz ‘Illegally Stole’ Election

Obama’s About to Make Muslim-Haters’ Heads Explode

Reuters THE DAILY BEAST This was bound to happen: Barack Hussein Obama’s first-ever visit to a U.S. mosque as president. The right-wing freakout was bound to happen, too. The anti-Muslim bigotry from the right in America is so predictable it’s actually boring. They’re like Pavlov’s dog, but instead of salivating, they instinctively attack anything Muslim.… More Obama’s About to Make Muslim-Haters’ Heads Explode

10 things you need to know today: February 3, 2016

JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images THE WEEK 1. Texas reports first U.S. case of Zika transmission On Tuesday U.S. health officials in Texas reported the first domestic case of transmission of the Zika virus. The virus is normally mosquito-borne, but the Texas patient was believed to have contracted Zika through sex while traveling abroad. Zika has been… More 10 things you need to know today: February 3, 2016

Sanders refuses to concede Iowa as he claims momentum

Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters MSNBC KEENE, New Hampshire – Declaring that his campaign “made history” Monday night in Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders refused to concede the state’s  caucuses Tuesday in New Hampshire as he claimed momentum in the homestretch before the Granite State’s first-in-the-nation primary next week. Sanders didn’t win Iowa’s caucuses, but… More Sanders refuses to concede Iowa as he claims momentum

‘The Russians are going to have a cow’: The US’ latest message to Putin ‘is a really big deal’

Carolyn Kaster/AP BUSINESS INSIDER The US will devote a substantial portion of its defence spending to building up its military presence in Eastern Europe in an effort to deter Russian aggression in the region, Obama administration officials told The New York Times. Countries belonging to the NATO alliance in central and Eastern Europe will apparently… More ‘The Russians are going to have a cow’: The US’ latest message to Putin ‘is a really big deal’

Facing Dual Crises, Former Flint Manager Resigns as Detroit Schools Head

(Photo: AP) COMMON DREAMS After serving as Flint’s emergency manager from September 2013 to January 2015, Darrell Earley was tapped to run the Detroit Public Schools On the same day that he refused to testify before Congress on his role in the Flint water crisis, Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Darnell Earley announced he would… More Facing Dual Crises, Former Flint Manager Resigns as Detroit Schools Head

Everyone’s Making Fun of Trump’s Loss—and It’s So Enjoyable

ALTERNET Donald Trump hates losers. We know this because he has told us many times in many ways, with itter being perhaps his favorite. If you have ever wondered what might make Trump shut up, even for a sweet, fleeting moment, it seems the answer is becoming the very thing he loathes most. That’s right:… More Everyone’s Making Fun of Trump’s Loss—and It’s So Enjoyable

FBI Joins Investigation Of Flint Water Crisis

BRETT CARLSEN VIA GETTY IMAGES HUFFPOST POLITICS It’s the latest of four agencies to join the investigation into the poisoning of the city. The FBI is joining a U.S. investigation into Flint, Michigan’s water contamination crisis, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit said on Tuesday. Gina Balaya, a spokeswoman for the U.S.… More FBI Joins Investigation Of Flint Water Crisis