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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Alexandra Rosenmann
Gorsuch, Gun Lobby

Gorsuch Blistered In The Senate: Democrat Offers 4 Reasons Why He Should Worry All of Us, Even Trump Voters

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) began the confirmation hearing of Judge Neil Gorsuch by emphasizing her disappointment that President Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, was denied a hearing. She went on to explain that Gorsuch is no “reasonable mainstream conservative,” but rather a deeply disconcerting “originalist.” But that isn’t the only worry Democrats should have about him.

March 20, 2017

5 Brutally Awkward Moments From Trump’s First Meeting With Angela Merkel

If we learned anything from Trump’s joint press conference with Theresa May earlier this year, it’s that Trump is incapable of meeting with a foreign head of state without embarrassing himself and his country. Friday’s summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel proved a grim reminder.

March 18, 2017
Tom Price, Obamacare

The 5 Most Sickening Moments From Tom Price’s Health Care Town Hall

Things quickly devolved, as he struggled to defend the bill’s tax breaks for the wealthy and its rollback of Medicaid expansion. In one especially galling sequence, Price all but dismissed a cancer survivor’s concerns about the elimination of his coverage.

March 17, 2017
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Unveils Plan To Turn Red States Blue

Last Saturday, Sanders and former Ohio state senator Nina Turner rallied hundreds of Nissan factory workers for a March on Mississippi. On Monday, he’ll travel to McDowell County, West Virginia, one of the poorest counties in America, to speak at Mount View High School in Welch.

March 10, 2017
Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow Explores Trump’s Shady Dealings With Azerbaijan’s Corrupt Officials

On last night’s Rachel Maddow show, the host explored an explosive story about the relationship between President Trump and Azerbaijan’s corrupt officials. An odd business deal might explain why President Trump appears so worried about a probe into his contacts.

March 7, 2017
Chomsky, Media

You’ll Never Think About Media The Same Way Again After Watching This Documentary

In the age of fake news and alt facts, Democracy Now! co-founder Amy Goodman and animator Pierangelo Pirak have teamed up to give new life to Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman book “Manufacturing Consent.”

March 6, 2017
Democrats, Protests, Red State

Red-State Resistance Diary: Photographs Chronicling Life In The Trump Era

Pins, pussyhats, rallies, and town halls are all nationwide signs of the resistance. Where Trump support is high, the opposition will fight. If you live in a state Trump won and have a photograph of a protest, meeting, or other expression of activism, hashtag your photos #RedStateResistance.

March 5, 2017
Morning Joe, Sessions

‘Morning Joe’ Issues A Warning Jeff Sessions Can’t Ignore

For Joe Scarborough, the only thing more bizarre than Jeff Sessions’ press conference Thursday recusing himself from an ongoing White House investigation was its timing.

March 4, 2017
Sanders

Bernie Sanders Exposes Glaring Falsehoods In Trump’s ‘Unifying’ Address

Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear issued a formal Democratic response to Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday. But the most blistering reply may have belonged to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), who took to Facebook shortly thereafter.

March 1, 2017
Obamacare, John Oliver

John Oliver Hilariously Shames GOP For Health Care Fiasco

“Republicans have happily complained about the flaws in the law, taken no responsibility for fixing them and in fact have often undermined the whole thing. But that time is now over,” explained Oliver. “It is their turn to present a plan, and the clock is ticking.”

February 27, 2017
Kimmel, Oscars

5 Best Anti-Trump Statements At The Oscars

President Trump’s ongoing feud with the media was on full display at the 89th annual Academy Awards, where stars and presenters shared spirited reflections on the new administration’s first month.

February 27, 2017
Trump is ripping us off

5 Unreal Moments From Trump’s Bizarre Press Conference

President Trump’s bizarre press conference on Thursday, which saw the president openly berate the White House press corps and suggest an African American reporter was friends with the Congressional Black Caucus, likely did little to assuage fears about Trump’s erratic behavior. It was, in a word, a mess.

February 17, 2017
Chaffetz, Republican, Flynn

The 10 Most Galling Republican Responses To The Flynn Scandal

With a few notable exceptions, the calls to investigate Trump’s ties to the Kremlin have largely fallen on deaf ears with a Republican Party that has proven time and again it is willing to accommodate scandal and disgrace so long as it doesn’t impede its exercise of power.

February 15, 2017
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) shows company documents to Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf during his testimony before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the firm's sales practices on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Elizabeth Warren Won’t Let Trump Gut The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

“What Donald Trump wants to do is fire one of the most important financial cops and then say to the American people, you keep walking down this dark alley and, you know, what happens is what happens,” Warren said in a recent interview. The financial cop in question is Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray.

February 10, 2017
Progressives, Protests

In Order To Succeed, The Anti-Trump Movement Must Look To Its Predecessors

Studies show it takes just 3.5 percent of a population engaged in sustained nonviolent resistance to topple a dictatorship. Of America’s 200 million registered voters, about 70 million voted against Donald Trump. According to the 3.5 percent rule, it’d take about 1 out of every 6 of those voters to topple the Trump regime.

February 9, 2017
Trump, Intelligence Deficit

During Sheriff Summit, Trump Threatens Anyone Who Crosses Him

On Tuesday, President Trump held a White House meeting with sheriffs from around the country, cementing a new feud and baring his authoritarianism for all to see. During the meeting, Trump doubled down on his draconian immigration policy, including his travel ban and U.S.-Mexico policy.

February 8, 2017

Watch: Al Franken Dismantles Sessions’ Dubious Civil Rights Record

The Minnesota senator slammed Republicans for attempting to recast their colleague as a voting rights champion. “I know Senator Sessions. We served together since I joined this body… and I know his record on voting rights,” Franken bellowed. “He’s no champion of voting rights.”

February 2, 2017
Loretta Lynch, Chicago

Loretta Lynch Slams Chicago Police Department After Releasing Damning DOJ Report

After a 13-month investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice released a 164-page report Friday detailing the abuse of force by the Chicago Police Department (CPD). According to their findings, officers’ brutality often goes unpunished — especially when its perpetrated in communities of color.

January 14, 2017
Democrats, Sessions

10 Best Attacks From Democrats At Jeff Sessions’ Confirmation Hearings

Senato Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) confirmation hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee took place on January 11-12, approximately one week before Trump takes office. The attorney general nominee was grilled profusely by the opposing party. Here are 10 of their best takedowns.

January 12, 2017
Meryl Streep, Trump, Golden Globes

Trump Has Already Pathetically Responded To Meryl Streep’s Epic Takedown

Donald Trump himself dismissed Streep’s remarks by pointing out her active support for Hillary Clinton, particularly at the Democratic National Convention. Absurdly, he called her an “over-rated actress” and denied making fun of Kovaleski “for the hundredth time.”

January 9, 2017
Solidarity, Protests

Trump’s Inauguration: Why We Can Expect A Virtual Media Blackout Of Protests

16 years ago, thousands of protesters lined the inauguration parade route of the incoming Republican president. “Not my president,” they chanted. But despite the enormity of the rally, it was largely ignored. Instead, pundits marveled over how George W. Bush “filled out the suit.”

January 6, 2017
Sanders

Bernie Sanders Announces Nationwide Pre-Inauguration Protest

Sanders has been appointed by Chuck Schumer to be the new leader of outreach for the Senate Democrats. During the January 15 Day of Resistance, the Vermont senator is encouraging legislators to rally their constituents in their home districts, as opposed to marching on Washington.

January 5, 2017
Pence, Trump, Fake News

Will Trump Soon Be Impeached?

Allan Lichtman predicted Trump would win the presidency. Now he’s predicting that he will be impeached and Pence will become president.

November 12, 2016
Eric Trump tried to trade gun online

Eric Trump Attempted To Trade Gun Online, May Have Violated State Law

What’s missing from Trump’s post is any indication of how the trade would take place, which is required to go through a federally licensed gun dealer in NY.

November 7, 2016
Trump brother's town hall

5 Cringe-Worthy Moments From The Trump Brothers’ Millennial Town Hall

The Trump brothers returned to Fox News for a town hall meeting on November 2, eager to woo millennial voters. Unfortunately, they may have missed the mark. Here are 5 of the most cringe-worthy moments from the excruciating special.

November 3, 2016