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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Alison R. Parker
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Kris Kobach Stuns Kansas Parade Viewers With Machine-Gun Float

The city of Shawnee was forced to apologize after Kansas Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is running for governor, thought a massive firearm was an appropriate decoration for a parade vehicle.

June 4, 2018
Donald Trump talking

Indignant Over Hillary’s Server, Trump Is Still Using Unsecured Cell Phone

Trump made a lot of noise about the security vulnerabilities of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. But when it comes to his own phone, he’s suddenly unconcerned.

May 22, 2018
Arpaio

Pence Lauds Convicted Arpaio As ‘Champion’ Of ‘Rule Of Law’

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com. Criminally racist former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio already knew he had a friend in Trump. But Mike Pence is apparently a big — albeit confused — fan of his, too. Speaking at a tax policy event in Tempe, Arizona, Pence was gleeful to have Arpaio in the room with him. […]

May 2, 2018
Ryan

Pastors Rebuke Ryan Over Firing Of Catholic Chaplain

Paul Ryan’s ostensible support for religious liberty was exposed as a façade when he forced the House chaplain to resign. Now, Christian pastors are reproaching him for trying “to silence the Word of God.” Ryan reportedly threatened Father Patrick Conroy with firing if he didn’t step down on his own. The impetus appeared to be Conroy’s denouncement of the […]

April 29, 2018
Immigration, Terrorism

Trump’s Vote Suppressor Hit With Contempt, Legal Fees

Trump’s voter suppression czar Kris Kobach just got hit with a double whammy in federal court. Republican U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson found the Kansas secretary of state in contempt of court for failing to comply with her 2016 preliminary injunction against his voter ID scheme. And on top of that, she directed him to pay the ACLU’s legal fees stemming from the organization’s motion filing.

April 19, 2018
Robert Mueller

300,000 Americans Vow To Protest In Every State If Trump Fires Mueller

After the FBI executed a raid on the office of Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, Trump launched another unhinged rant. He called the raid “an attack on our country” and “a whole new level of unfairness.” And when asked if he planned to fire Mueller, he responded cryptically with “We’ll see what happens.”

April 11, 2018

Major Donors Turning Away From GOP Over Guns

Even in the wake of tragedy upon tragedy, Republicans have governed under the thumb of the NRA. But more funders are joining mega-donor Al Hoffman Jr. to demand action on gun safety. Consequently, the GOP may finally realize the need to make a change. Days after the mass shooting at a high school in Florida, Hoffman made his stance clear to the party.

March 26, 2018
gun violence protest

Teen Survivor To NRA-Owned GOP: ‘You Have Chosen Death. We Choose Life’

17-year-old Alex Wind survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. And at the March for Our Lives on Saturday, he drew a bright line between NRA-backed lawmakers and the students who escaped with their lives. “You have chosen death,” Wind declared. “We choose life!”

March 25, 2018
Trump

Trump Shames America With School Safety Cuts As Students Defiantly March

Both the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI) and Research and Evaluation of Technologies to Improve School Safety have been canceled due to the funding cuts. A terse notice posted on the Department of Justice’s agency charged with administering the programs made the reason clear.

March 25, 2018
McConnell

Only Three GOP Senators Speak Out Against Firing Mueller

After the abrupt firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe late Friday, Trump began digging himself in even deeper as far a potential obstruction case. His lawyer John Dowd explicitly connected McCabe’s firing to the Russia investigation — a statement Dowd tried to walk back.

March 19, 2018
Tim_Walz_official_photo

Highest-Ranking Soldier In Congress Offers McCabe Pension-Saving Job

The Trump administration fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe late Friday, two days before he was set to retire. That craven move put McCabe’s pension in jeopardy. But Minnesota Democratic Rep. Tim Walz quickly stepped up to protect it. Saturday morning, Walz tweeted an offer to McCabe of a temporary — very temporary — job in his office.

March 18, 2018
Republican Rand Paul

No Republicans, Wife-Beating Isn’t ‘Complicated’

Trump has gone out of his way to defend Rob Porter — despite photographic evidence of the violent abuse Porter inflicted on one of his ex-wives and testimony from another, as well as an ex-girlfriend — as well as former speechwriter David Sorensen.

February 12, 2018
debt

Broken Promise: Trump Must Borrow 84 Percent More To Finance Debt

Donald Trump didn’t mention the national debt or budget deficits in his first State of the Union address, possibly because his own policies have left him with nothing good to say on the matter. Thanks to lower tax receipts resulting from the tax scam pushed on the American people by Trump and the GOP, the administration […]

February 4, 2018
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Paul Ryan Pocketed $500,000 ‘Tip’ From Koch Brothers Following Tax Cut Bill

The billionaire Koch brothers were apparently quite pleased with the passage of the GOP’s tax scam bill. In fact, as International Business Times reports, Charles Koch handed House Speaker Paul Ryan a nearly $500,000 thank-you gift mere days after the House passed its version of the bill. The report notes that five other wealthy donors also contributed $100,000 […]

January 21, 2018
drug policy

A 24 Year-Old Is Running Drug Policy Because Experts Won’t Work For Trump

The Washington Post reports that the latest troubling example is at the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), where a 24-year-old recent college graduate — whose professional experience includes little more than working on the Trump campaign — has been named deputy chief of staff.

January 15, 2018