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Friday, November 24, 2017
John Haltiwanger

Trump Drinks Water With Two Hands In Odd Speech

During a televised speech from the White House on Wednesday summarizing his recent trip to Asia, Trump seemed to have difficulty breathing and had to pause to drink water, using two hands to grasp his Fiji water bottle before continuing.

November 16, 2017
Deranged Trump, Right-Wing

Congress Is Reviewing Trump’s Nuclear Authority

The U.S. military is “obligated” to prevent President Donald Trump from launching a nuclear strike against North Korea if it deems the order to be illegal, the former head of U.S. Strategic Command said Monday during a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

November 15, 2017
Trump, Democracy

Trump Blames Generals For Deadly Niger Ambush

When asked by reporters on Wednesday if he authorized the mission in Niger that left four U.S. special forces soldiers dead, Trump said, “No, I didn’t, not specifically.” The generals have “decision-making ability,” he added.

October 26, 2017

Most U.S. Military Officers Don’t Like Trump, Poll Says

A majority of American military officers have an unfavorable view of their commander-in-chief, according to a poll released days after Trump came under fire for his disputed call to the grieving widow of a fallen soldier.

October 25, 2017

Most Americans Think Trump Lacks Courage, Poll Shows

Overall, just 22 percent of Americans describe Trump as prepared, 25 percent said he’s consistent, 28 percent said he’s inspiring and only 32 percent feel he’s courageous. But 84 percent said he’s competitive, 73 percent feel he’s intense and 53 percent describe Trump as enthusiastic.

September 24, 2017
Obstruction

Trump Didn’t Visit With Harvey Victims While In Texas

It’s not unusual for presidents to visit states impacted by natural disasters, but it is somewhat odd for a president to not meet with victims of such disasters. Former President George W. Bush was criticized for his delayed visit to the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina, but when he finally did visit the Gulf Coast, he made sure to visit with victims.

August 31, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio listens to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speak at a campaign rally in Marshalltown, Iowa January 26, 2016. Arpaio endorsed Trump at the rally. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Arpaio Asked Whether Trump’s Pardon Of Him Was ‘Fake’

When Mark Goldman, the former Maricopa County sheriff’s attorney, first showed Arpaio the presidential pardon at his home on Friday, Arpaio responded, “Is this a fake?” On Friday evening, Arpaio told the Arizona Republic he’s “very good at investigating fake government documents.”

August 29, 2017
Sanders

Bernie Sanders The Most Popular Politician In The U.S.

Sanders has been named the most popular politician in the U.S. in previous polls, but it is notable he continues to be the frontrunner even as some in the Democratic Party continue to blame him and his supporters for Clinton’s stunning election loss to Trump. There are many theories regarding why Clinton didn’t win, despite her experience and qualifications (and who she was up against).

August 26, 2017
mark-asay

Florida Preparing To Execute White Supremacist

The lethal cocktail contains etomidate, an anesthetic that’s never been used in a U.S. execution, the Associated Press reports. After that drug is administered, rocuronium bromide, a paralytic, and potassium acetate, which stops the heart, will be injected. (This also is to be Florida’s first time using potassium acetate, a drug that was mistakenly used in a 2015 execution in Oklahoma due to mislabeled syringes.)

August 25, 2017