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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Alexandra Rosenmann

Try Seeing If You Can Tell The Difference Between Dictators’ Palaces And Trump’s Own Home

On the other hand, according to Peter York, author of Dictator Style: Lifestyles of the World’s Most Colorful Despots, “Trump’s design aesthetic is fascinatingly out of line with America’s past and present.” York’s 10 rules of dictator style include tips like “Go big [i.e.,] ludicrously overscale” and “repro” (brand new), “draw from hotels” and use glass, second to only gold.

April 26, 2017
o'Reilly

Diehard O’Reilly Fans Are Boycotting Fox News For Letting The Embattled Host Go

Fans have now “taken their concerns to Facebook [though] Fox News’ Facebook hasn’t actually addressed the issue yet,” Cranston noted, before reading some of her favorites. “Sorry, but as a [woman], I know far [too] well what the thought of dollars does to some and face it, men with cash and position will get hit, so get the facts, admit [you’re] wrong, take him back, or sink into the sh*thole CNN is in. Y’all deserve each other,” one respondent advised.

April 22, 2017
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (R) delivers a statement while his wife Jane (L) listens after departing the West Wing of the White House following the meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama (not pictured) in Washington, U.S. June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Bernie Sanders Gives A Barn-Burning Speech In Mitch McConnell’s Backyard

After a roaring start in Portland, Maine, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) continued his multi-state unity tour with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez in Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday. Sanders expanded on his familiar message of wealth inequality and corporate greed by offering a plan to “make sure that coal miners who are retired get the health care and the pensions that they were promised.”

April 20, 2017
White House anti-Semitism

10 Of Trump’s Biggest Broken Promises From His First 100 Days In Office

Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office have been among the more disastrous in American presidential history. Not only has he seen his healthcare bill go down in flames and his discriminatory executive orders overruled in federal court, he has failed the very people who voted him into office. Politifact has been tracking over 100 such promises, and while Trump has followed through on some, like slashing regulations, he has broken countless others. Here are ten ways he has bamboozeled his base.

April 18, 2017
Danziger on Trump and Nazis

This Former Neo-Nazi Has An Urgent Message For Donald Trump

“White nationalists, just like any other extremist group, promise paradise,” Picciolini told Vox. “They promise that the problems of crime and the problems of ‘white genocide’ are going to go away.” “The problem,” he explained “is that nobody is trying to take [anything] away from you.”

April 16, 2017

Bernie Sanders Has Some Good News For Democrats All Over The Country

“I think what you’re going to see are people who voted for Trump because he said he was going to stand up for working families, but now he supports disastrous healthcare proposals which will throw 24 million people off of heath care, $300 billion in tax breaks for the very rich,” Sanders said.

April 15, 2017
Trump's brand products

New Poll Suggests Donald Trump’s Brand Is Going Right Down The Tubes

Public opinion researchers are finding that a majority of Americans are losing their appetite for Donald Trump’s brand.
According to a new consumer survey, nearly half the population is less likely to use a product endorsed by Trump, and nearly a third would boycott it entirely.

April 10, 2017

Migrant Farmworkers’ Cemetery In Arizona Vandalized With Racial Slurs

The 100-year-old Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery in Avondale, Arizona, was vandalized in a possible hate crime, a local ABC affiliate reported Thursday. Contractors informed the police after discovering racial slurs and a swastika graffitied on the grounds.

April 8, 2017
trump presidential

5 Prominent Trump Critics Who Were Positively Gushing About His Syrian Airstrike

Donald Trump’s approval rating hit a new low this week. But since his targeted military strike on a Syrian airfield, he’s received a praise unheard since his first address to Congress. Funny how a bombing campaign has a way of bringing people together.

April 8, 2017

New Documentary Offers Local Green Solutions With A Global Impact—And A Healthy Dose Of Optimism

They started by looking for people worldwide “offering creative alternatives,” said Dion, who serves as the project manager for the Switzerland-based Hommes de Parole Foundation, which sponsors conferences where thought leaders can find common ground.

April 7, 2017
Trump, Putin, Russian hacker

5 Revelations From The Senate Intelligence Committee’s First Public Hearing On Russia And The 2016 Elections

Equal parts illuminating and harrowing, it offered fresh insight into the Kremlin’s spy games and raised new questions about the Trump administration’s possible collusion with Putin.

March 31, 2017

Sanders Blasts Trump On ‘Crazy’ Climate Denial

Sen. Bernie Sanders issued a damning video response to President Trump’s rollback of Obama’s climate regulations Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, he went in for seconds with the cast of “Morning Joe.”

March 30, 2017

5 Things You Need To Know About Bernie Sanders’ New Medicare-For-All Bill

Since the demise of Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act, Democrats on Capitol Hill have been gloating about the preservation of Obamacare. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has done them one better, telling Hardwick town hall attendees he will soon introduce a single-payer health care bill in Congress.

March 28, 2017
climate change

The 5 Most Deranged Conspiracy Theories From GOP Mega-Donors’ Bizarro Climate Conference

Before President Trump even approved the Keystone Pipeline, GOP mega-donors Robert Mercer and Rebekah Mercer were already celebrating with a two-day anti-climate conference sponsored by the conservative Heartland Institute. Among the speakers was British climate denialist Lord Christopher Monckton, who spoke fervently about convincing “illiberals” from Ivanka Trump to Al Gore that climate change is a hoax.

March 28, 2017
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