Anti-Vaccine Activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Says Trump Asked Him to Chair Commission on Vaccine Safety

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an activist who’s pushed the debunked theory that vaccines cause autism for a very long time, says Donald Trump has asked him to chair a commission on vaccine safety. This isn’t like asking the fox to guard the henhouse; it’s more like asking someone to redesign the henhouse after they’ve told…

Demonstrators Dressed in Mock KKK Outfits Kicked Out of Sessions Confirmation Hearing 

The Senate confirmation hearing for Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for attorney general, began Tuesday with guys in mock KKK robes sardonically showing up to “support” him. They were promptly thrown out and then detained by police, as one of them shouted, “You can’t arrest me, I’m a white man!”

Like Their Boss, Most of Donald Trump's Cabinet Picks Still Haven't Disclosed Conflicts of Interest 

Apricot hobgoblin Donald Trump is preparing to take office in just 11 days, and so are the people he’s hired to fill his Cabinet. Somehow, most of them haven’t found the time to complete an intensive ethics review that would reveal their conflicts of interest, financial and otherwise. Trump’s picks are a collection of…

Trump Will Grant Your Christmas Wish, If Your Christmas Wish Is For a Horrifying Nuclear Arms Race

Here at Jezebel, we recently received a loving but stern memo from our editors about our overuse of the word “hell” as a metaphor for what this country and this year feel like. So instead, I will say that Donald Trump’s bold proclamation Friday that he’s ready and excited for an “arms race” makes me feel like I’m on a…

The Trump Team Wants Information From the State Department About 'Gender-Related' Programs 

In what seems to be becoming a bit of a worrisome pattern, Donald Trump’s transition team is now demanding information from the State Department on “gender-related programs” meant to aid women around the world. It’s tough to imagine that they’re asking because they want to know how they can help.

Obama Will Formally End Program That Could Have Been Basis for Trump's Muslim Registry

The Obama Administration is, at last, formally dismantling the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, a program that hasn’t been used since 2011 but which could’ve been the basis for Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim registry. NSEERS subjected immigrants from certain countries to constant monitoring and was a…

Trump's Enabler-in-Chief Kellyanne Conway Will Take a White House Job After All 

After coyly pretending like she wouldn’t take a job in the White House, Trump adviser and his most energetic cable news defender Kellyanne Conway has been named “adviser to the president.” The adviser position was created under Richard Nixon, who hired eight of them before his eventual impeachment. The past is often…

Trump Sons Claim They're Not Involved in Sketchy Inauguration Fundraiser Despite Sitting On Its Board 

The Center for Public Integrity has revealed that Donald Trump’s large adult sons sit on the board of a foundation offering access to the new president during Inauguration Weekend in exchange for money. The Opening Day Foundation also said that the highest bidders would get to go on a hunting trip with Donald Jr. and…

Alabama City Officials Cut Down Old-Growth Tree in Public Park To Make a Trump Rally Christmas-y

In stupid things we cannot directly blame the impending Trump Administration for, a city official in Mobile, Alabama is apologizing after he ordered a 50-foot-tall old-growth tree in a city park chopped down and transported to a Trump victory rally. There, in a sort of tree version of Hell, it was used as a Christmas…

The Future of the United States' Public Lands Depends on Donald Trump's Desire to Make His Two Adult Sons Happy

It’s looking like Donald Trump is going to offer Ryan Zinke, the Montana congressman in his first term in the House of Representatives, a position in his cabinet, as Secretary of the Interior. An ex-Navy SEAL, Zinke has campaigned for the president-elect since May, and visited Trump Tower last Monday. He is, at first…

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