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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Former federal prosecutor Chris Hunter is running for Congress as a Democrat.(Chris Hunter for Congress)

Prosecutors Join Fight Against Trump By Running For Congress

Tired of the wild, reckless and partisan attacks that Trump and Republicans have been hurling against the FBI, a string of former prosecutors have come forward to run for Congress in hopes of unseating members of the GOP this year. One such candidate is Chris Hunter, a former FBI agent and federal prosecutor, running in Florida’s 12th District.

February 14, 2018
Porter

White House Cover Story For Alleged Abuser Rob Porter Implodes

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. The White House’s already-shaky cover story about how the administration quickly moved to get rid of a top aide after he was accused of beating his ex-wives suffered another embarassment on Tuesday, when it was revealed the White House initially tried to have the aide talk his way out of the problem. […]

February 13, 2018
Democrats

GOP Faces Challengers In 226 House Seats While Struggling To Raise Cash For Midterms

Passing a Republican tax bill late last year has done nothing to improve the GOP’s chances in the upcoming midterm elections. Meanwhile, Democrats continue to raise way more money than their opponents, as the party expands the map of competitive races in the House to 101 contests.

February 9, 2018
Sessions, Department Of Justice

Trump Justice Department Debunks Uranium One ‘Scandal’

Days after the GOP’s now-infamous gotcha memo attacking the FBI became a punchline, and a week after the implosion of the GOP’s claim that a rogue “secret society” operating inside the FBI was trying to take down Trump, the party’s other major planned distraction — a Hillary Clinton gotcha story revived from 2015 — has now also been debunked.

February 8, 2018
Puerto Rico Maria

Democrats Demand To Know Why 30 Million Emergency FEMA Meals Never Got To Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is still struggling, five months later, to recover from Hurricane Maria and from an inept relief effort from the Trump administration. Now, new reporting indicates that last October, the Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded a $156 million contract to a one-person company in Georgia that was assigned to help deliver 30 million emergency meals to hurricane survivors.

February 7, 2018
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Supreme Court Rejects GOP Gerrymandering, Boosting Democrats’ Midterm Chances

Democrats in Pennsylvania got more good news ahead of the midterm elections on Monday, when the U.S. Supreme Court let stand the state Supreme Court’s recent ruling that Pennsylvania’s congressional districts must be immediately redrawn in a fairer manner.

February 6, 2018
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Trump Accuser Joins Record Number Of Women Running For Office To Fight GOP

Rachel Crooks, who accused Trump of kissing her without her consent in the office building where she worked as a receptionist in 2005, has become that woman. A Democrat and first-time candidate, Crooks now joins the historic number of women lining up to challenge Trump’s Republican Party.

February 6, 2018
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Poll: Most Americans — Including Republicans — Believe Trump Should Testify

A majority of Republicans think Donald Trump should answer questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, as he investigates possible Russian collusion in 2016, and any subsequent attempts by the White House to obstruct justice. Trump and his aides keep telling reporters he would love to answer Mueller’s questions, while Trump’s attorneys keep searching for ways to make sure Trump […]

February 1, 2018
FBI

In Rare Public Rebuke, FBI Humiliates Nunes For ‘Memo’ Smear Campaign

After meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and White House chief of staff John Kelly and beseeching them not to publicly release a dubious, GOP-concocted hit report on the FBI, the bureau went public with its “grave concerns” on Wednesday. Clearly hitting the Republican’s ongoing smear campaign led by House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes — which […]

January 31, 2018
FBI

FBI Staffers React To Purge Of Deputy Director: “What The Hell Is Going On?”

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. The chaos president is apparently trying to export his signature tumult into the halls of the FBI in hopes of casting the bureau into a permanent state of turmoil. That’s the price the bureau is paying for being associated with special counsel Robert Mueller’s intensifying Russia and obstruction of justice investigations, […]

January 29, 2018
Davos

At Davos, Trump Is Loudly Booed For Self-Pitying Attacks On The Press

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com Foreign journalists let Donald Trump know that his authoritarian claims of fake news aren’t going to be shrugged off, the way so many American journalists now do when the president unleashes reckless, dangerous attacks on the free press. After delivering a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump agreed to […]

January 27, 2018
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Poll: Voters Reject Republican Spin On Government Shutdown

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.  For any Republicans still in denial about how the looming government shutdown might play politically, a new poll confirms their worst fears. “A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds substantially greater Republican risk in a government shutdown, with Americans by a 20-point margin saying they’re more likely to blame Donald Trump and […]

January 19, 2018
Davos

Top Diplomats Fleeing As Trump Wrecks State Department

Colin Powell was right. The former Republican secretary of state late last year warned that Donald Trump’s callous, shortsighted foreign policy agenda, where diplomats were ignored and countries often insulted via Twitter, was gutting the U.S. State Department.  And it has. According to a new McClatchy report, “60 percent of the State Departments’ top-ranking career diplomats have […]

January 17, 2018
FBI

Jeopardizing Law Enforcement, House Republicans Intensify War On The FBI

Reprinted with permission from ShareBlue. Having completely abandoned any semblance of an investigation focused on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, as well as possible collusion with the Trump campaign, House Republicans are now trying to discredit the FBI and federal prosecutors. In the latest unprecedented development, the FBI has been forced to hand over sensitive documents to […]

January 17, 2018

GOP Senators Squabbling Over Sh*thole Remarks

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is being hung out to dry as the Republican Party’s defense of Donald Trump’s racist and vulgar “shithole” comment last week regarding black immigrants to the U.S. has devolved into a Keystone Kops routine, with various players blindly bumping into each other.

January 16, 2018

Ohio Senate Candidate Defends Trump’s Racist Remarks

During an interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, Renacci suggested that because Trump’s racist, vile language mirrors what some Americans privately think, that makes it OK for the president of the United States to give voice to those vulgar attacks.

January 13, 2018
Trump, headline, Carrier

“Con Man.” Former Union Leader Rips Trump As Carrier Announces 215 More Layoffs

Chuck Jones was one of the first worker reps to call out Donald Trump for being a complete fraud when he claimed he was personally saving American jobs by striking deals with big businesses. Specifically, Jones debunked Trump’s insistence, in December 2016, that he was saving more than a thousand jobs at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis and stemming the tide of globalization.

January 12, 2018
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump

Coal Miners Turn On Trump After They Gain Fewer Jobs Than A Local Sam’s Club

Donald Trump not only spent the 2016 campaign promising that he would resurrect America’s dying coal industry, he kept offering up that false hope in 2017. At a White House event last March, Trump announced the end to the so-called “war on coal,” and stressed “I made them this promise, we will put our miners back to work.”

January 12, 2018
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Trump Threatens New Law To Stop People From Making Him Look Bad

Still stinging from a White House insider book that portrays him as an unstable dolt surrounded by aides who uniformly think he’s unqualified to be president, an angry Donald Trump, reading from a prepared statement, threatened Wednesday to “take a strong look” at U.S. libel laws.

January 11, 2018
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Democratic Senator Drops Bomb On GOP By Releasing Russia Dossier Transcript

In a surprising move that defied foot-dragging Republicans in Congress, California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein released a crucial set of transcripts that have become the target of a protracted battle in connection with the ongoing Russia investigation.

January 10, 2018
Kellyanne Conway

Kellyanne Conway Disappears Amid ‘Fire And Fury’

The White House that has found itself engulfed in controversy for the last five days over the new tell-all insider book that depicts Donald Trump as mentally unstable and unfit for the office. Yet one of the administration’s chief spin doctors has been remarkably quiet.

January 9, 2018
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Nervous Trump Lawyers Worry He’ll Commit Perjury In Front Of Mueller

As questions mount about Donald Trump’s mental capacity, White House lawyers are trying to devise a strategy where he will be able to answer questions about possible Russia collusion from special counsel Robert Mueller, but without having to do so face-to-face.

January 9, 2018
Lindesy Graham

GOP Senators Demand Prosecution Of Spy Who Uncovered Trump’s Dirty Russia Past

Between the new tell-all book where Trump aides depict the president as a childish fool completely incapable of fulfilling his duties, to stunning revelations about how Trump tried to force the United States attorney general to protect him from prosecutors, the Republican Party appears to be in panic mode.

January 6, 2018
Trump rabbit hole

Delusional Trump Claims Credit For Global Aviation Safety

Back from his golf-a-thon holiday break in Florida, Donald Trump returned to the White House and on Tuesday was once again taking credit for things he has no control over. Like planes not falling out of the sky…

January 3, 2018
Rachel Maddow, Trump

Rachel Maddow Closes 2017 By Beating The Pants Off Sean Hannity

MSNBC’s unabashed liberal primetime lineup produced a stunning ratings success for the network in 2017, boosting its viewership by nearly 50 percent compared to the 2016 campaign cycle. MSNBC finishes the year with its largest daily audience since the network debuted in 1996.

December 30, 2017