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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Are Republicans Hiding Evidence Of Kavanaugh Perjury?

Here’s where we get to the potential perjury Kavanaugh committed before the Senate Judiciary Committee previously.

September 7, 2018

How The Farmers Sought To Block Foreign Interference In US Elections

The studious Madison did not rest his criticism on pure reason, but drew support from history.

August 3, 2018

DHS Secretary Echoes Trump’s ‘Both Sides’ Gaffe On Charlottesville Violence

“I think what’s important about that conversation is, it’s not that one side is right, one side is wrong,” Secretary Nielsen told NBC News’ Peter Alexander.

July 20, 2018
china trade war

Undermining The UN Is Trump Policy

The White House started its negative initiatives by pulling out of the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, which commits nations to take action against the earth’s rising temperatures.

July 13, 2018

Family Separations Boost Public Support For Immigrants

Not only have recent national polls shown two-thirds of Americans oppose separating families, the policy has also proven unpopular in states that have key midterms races this fall.

June 22, 2018

Trump Struggles With ‘God Bless America’ Lyrics At White House Celebration

There was that time that First Lady Melania Trump had to nudge him as a reminder to put his hand over his heart at the national anthem.

June 6, 2018

Pruitt Used Office To Seek Fried Chicken Franchise For Wife

A call was arranged, then canceled, and Pruitt eventually spoke with someone from the company’s legal department. Only then did he reveal the “opportunity” on his mind was a job for his wife, Marlyn.

June 6, 2018
Founding Fathers

5 Founding Fathers Whose Religious Views Are Radical Today

To hear the Religious Right tell it, men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were 18th-century versions of Jerry Falwell in powdered wigs and stockings. Nothing could be further from the truth.

June 4, 2018

Surprise! Corporate Leaders Hoard Tax-Cut Surplus

“The tax cuts are working exactly as intended.”

May 29, 2018

These Investigations All Took Much Longer Than Mueller’s Probe Has So Far

Traumatic historical events merit thorough investigation. Robert Mueller needs to keep working and the public needs to be patient.

May 28, 2018
Bernie Sanders delivers a live-streamed address to his supporters

Discontent And Upheaval At Bernie’s ‘Our Revolution’

The organization is coming under increased scrutiny headed into the midterm elections.

May 22, 2018
Trump rabbit hole

Pence: More Americans Believe In God Because Trump Is President

Vice President Mike Pence delivered the commencement address to graduating students at a small, private, ultra-conservative Christian college in Michigan Saturday afternoon.

May 14, 2018
Melania Trump, wife of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Uh Oh! Did Melania Copy An Obama Cyber-Bullying Pamphlet?

She released a pamphlet that was mostly a verbatim copy.

May 8, 2018
Trump voters

16 Of The Dumbest Right-Wing Lies That Americans Believe

Remember when Congressman Joe Wilson stood up during Obama’s State of the Union address and shouted “You lie”? He was chastised soundly by the pundit class. But mostly he drew heat for being impolite, and was compared to Kanye West and other famous interrupters.

April 20, 2018
Scott Pruitt, EPA

Pruitt’s Worst Scandal Is Environmental Destruction

Scott Pruitt’s ethical woes at EPA, while alarming, should not divert Americans attention from the profound harm he is causing. Moral charges against Trump’s EPA chief obscure real crimes against the American people: Trump’s betrayal by obfuscating EPA’s statutory principles to protect human health and our natural resources.

April 13, 2018
Environmental, EPA, Environment

Corrupt Coal Baron Seeking Senate Seat

One of the most loathed businessmen in West Virginia is seeking to win a seat in the Senate. Don Blankenship, who was given the damning title “Dark Lord of Coal Country” by Rolling Stone magazine, is vying to be the Republican Party’s pick for the Senate from West Virginia. Yet the coal industry mogul’s negligence was blamed for one of the worst coal mining disasters in 40 years.

April 2, 2018
Trump, Vacations

Miserable Melania: Will She Stay Or Will She Go?

Melania is said to be mortified that “all eyes are on her relationship with her husband” following the onslaught of news about the president’s affairs, specifically the claims made by former Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult film star Stormy Daniels. Stephanie Grisham, a spokesperson for Melania, offered subtle shade in response to an inquiry from Us Weekly about the first couple’s relationship.

March 31, 2018
Robert Mueller

‘Red Alert Time’: Trump Lawyer Calls For Mueller Dismissal

Speaking to the Daily Beast Saturday following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ late-night firing of former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, John Dowd—President Trump’s personal attorney—called on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to “bring an end to [the] alleged Russia collusion investigation” being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller.

March 18, 2018

Why Trump Remains Silent On Texas Bombings

Although there have been three reported bombings in Austin, Texas, the current administration under Donald Trump has issued zero official comments on the incidents. In fact, there’s a peculiar silence surrounding the heinous explosions that led to the horrific deaths of three people, all of them people of color. Two of the victims were Black while one was Latina.

March 17, 2018
DeVos, Intelligent Design, Creationism

Betsy DeVos Embarrassed Herself On ’60 Minutes’

Education Secretary and multi-billionaire Betsy DeVos firmly believes that her ascent to the top of the list of President Donald Trump’s “most hated” cabinet secretaries is simply the result of one big misunderstanding, but in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, DeVos bolstered critiques of her right-wing agenda by failing to answer basic questions and admitting that she hasn’t even bothered to visit struggling schools.

March 13, 2018

In Speech To French Neo-Fascists, Bannon Urges ‘Pride’

President Donald Trump’s former top political advisor Steve Bannon had some choice bits of advice for members of France’s far-right National Front Party on Saturday as he told them they should embrace those who criticize them as racists and xenophobes and wear those charges as a “badge of honor” as opposed to something to deny or defend against.

March 12, 2018
stack of Money

Meet The Democratic ‘Dirty Dozen’ Working To Gut Financial Reforms

As if to maximize the possibility of another major financial crisis, the Trump administration and the GOP have recently been busy undercutting the limited safeguards established a decade ago via Dodd-Frank. The latest example of this stealth attack on Wall Street reform is the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, appropriately sponsored by Republican Senator Mike Crapo of Idaho, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.

March 11, 2018
DACA, immigration

ICE Aggressively Targeting Most Vocal Immigration Activists

According to a report by Rewire News, a Latina activist on reproductive justice was detained this week after she visited the Immigration and Customs office in Tucson, Arizona. The report noted that the check-in had been planned and scheduled in advance but when activist Alejandra Pablos came to the office, she was detained by ICE members. People close to Pablos point to her activism as the possible reason behind her detention.

March 10, 2018

Elizabeth Warren Has Jared Kushner In Her Crosshairs

As President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner faces mounting scrutiny about conflicts of interest regarding his family real estate business and his role in government, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is spearheading a congressional inquiry into half a billion dollars in loans that Kushner’s company received after he met with finance executives at the White House.

March 10, 2018
gun violence protest

Student Activists Win Big In Florida Firearms Vote

If Scott doesn’t sign, he may face trouble with the voters. Recent polling found that Florida residents believe their representatives need to do more to reduce gun violence. Seventy-eight percent said they favored raising the minimum age to buy a gun, and 87 percent said they supported waiting periods.

March 9, 2018