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Friday, April 20, 2018
Nicholas Loffredo

President Trump’s Worst Week In Office

His calm and cool testimony belied the existence of a scandal that could rival the Iran-Contra affair in administration misbehavior if any of Trump’s surrogates end up with criminal charges. Of course, Trump is going to be Trump, all bluster and bravado. His angry Twitter outburst following the news tracked the same narrative he’s been selling all along: the Russia story is fake news, pushed by Democrats, with the real scandal being the leak of information to the press about details of the probe.

March 26, 2017
Clinton holds 4-point lead over Trump

Clinton Hints At Comeback To ‘Shine a Light’ On Issues

The former senator and secretary of state has kept a low profile since her presidential loss in November to Donald Trump, staying largely silent on current politics. But she has been observing. Clinton told the crowd that, “Our country seems so divided right now. I do not believe that we can let political divides harden into personal divides.”

March 19, 2017
McCain demands Trump justify wiretapping charge

McCain: Trump Must Retract or Justify Wiretapping Claim Now

“I think the president has one of two choices, either to retract [the wiretapping charge against Obama] or to provide the information that the American people deserve,” said the Arizona Republican on CNN.

March 13, 2017
Foreign policy, Trump, Executive Order, Gag Rule

Foreign Policy Experts: Trump Travel Ban Weakens U.S.

More than 130 former defense and foreign policy officials have criticized President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban as contrary to national security and a useful recruiting tool for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS).

March 12, 2017

James Comey Reportedly Asked DOJ To Debunk Trump Wiretapping Claims

The New York Times reports that Comey’s request was motivated by concern over the FBI’s credibility as well as the prospect of raised expectations among Trump critics that federal law enforcement has clear evidence of Trump team ties to Russian officials.

March 6, 2017
Trump, Obama, Wiretapping

Trump Deflects With Wild Obama Wiretapping Accusations

It’s unclear where Trump got the idea to accuse Obama of wiretapping, although the accusations follow a Friday Breitbart article detailing conservative radio host Mark Levin’s attempts to prove Obama’s “police state” tactics and “silent coup,” ostensibly to hurt Trump’s campaign and boost Hillary Clinton’s.

March 5, 2017

GOP Resists Calls For Independent Russia-Trump Probe

Most Republicans have either downplayed a need for an independent probe into Russia’s activities or rejected the idea entirely. Meanwhile, Democrats continue to call for greater urgency amid FBI investigations and in light of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ support for Donald Trump during the primary campaign.

February 27, 2017
Trump, Ethics, Terrorism

No Joke: Trump Bows Out Of Correspondents’ Dinner

This year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner already had promised to be a break from the norm due to the toxic relationship Trump and his advisers are avidly pursuing with the press. Regardless, the WHCA says Trump’s absence won’t affect the event.

February 26, 2017

Twitter Users Plead: ‘Stop President Bannon’

The #StopPresidentBannon hashtag flooded Twitter Sunday, targeting the protectionist former chairman of alt-right news site Breitbart who reportedly has been drafting Trump’s executive orders with Stephen Miller, Trump’s senior adviser for policy, with little to no consultation with affected agencies.

January 30, 2017
Kellyanne Conway, Alternative Facts

Trump Team Welcomes Made-Up ‘Alternative Facts’ In Media Fight

Kellyanne Conway and team Trump seem to think that unless every inauguration attendee was personally counted, the Trump team can assert whatever it wants—evidence be damned. “I don’t think you can prove those numbers one way or the other,” Conway said. “There’s no way to really quantify crowds. We all know that.”

January 23, 2017
Crowley, Plagarism

CNN Report: Trump Pick Crowley Plagiarized Sources In Book

The Trump transition team labeled an investigation by CNN that details up to 50 examples of plagiarism in Crowley’s 2012 book a “politically motivated attack that seeks to distract from the real issues facing this country.”

January 8, 2017
Intelligence report, James Clapper

Intelligence Report: Key Findings On Russian Hacking

The Russian influence campaign was a significant departure from past espionage operations and its success will only embolden Kremlin officials to mount similar efforts to other elections around the world, the report states.

January 8, 2017
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a gathering of law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, U.S., August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Clinton Team Backs Stein’s Recount Effort

The Hillary Clinton campaign will support efforts to recount election results in Wisconsin and beyond despite failing to uncover electoral abnormalities or manipulation.

November 26, 2016
Stand up for women, Washington March

Trump’s Inauguration To Be Met With Massive March For Women’s Rights

Activists are organizing a “Women’s March on Washington” for January 21, 2017, the day after Trump is inaugurated, to demonstrate their disgust with the election of a man who has been repeatedly accused of sexual harassment and assault

November 13, 2016

Christie Scrambles To Cover For Trump’s Immigration Flop

Christie defended Trump’s statements on immigration and deportation, insisting that the Republican presidential nominee has been consistent in his messaging despite rhetoric that suggests a waffling on his hardline stance.

August 28, 2016
Jail cells are seen in the Enhanced Supervision Housing Unit at the Rikers Island Correctional facility in New York March 12, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Unconstitutional To Jail Poor Who Can’t Pay Bail: Feds

“Because a system of money bail allows income to be the determining factor in whether someone can be released pretrial, our nation’s local jails are incarcerating too many people who are likely to show up for their court date and unlikely to be arrested for new criminal activity.”

August 20, 2016
Khizr Khan, who's son Humayun (L) was killed serving in the U.S. Army, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Trump Denounced For Response To Slain Soldier’s Father

Avid Twitter user Donald Trump is feeling the wrath of his favorite medium as thousands mock the Republican candidate for president for his suggestion to the father of a slain soldier that he’s made many sacrifices in his wealthy existence.

July 31, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders wipes his forehead after he endorsed her during a campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

#DNCLeaks: Is it Shocking if Party Preferred Clinton?

The release of leaked Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails that appear to show DNC officials discussing how to work against Bernie Sanders has inflamed the progressive icon’s followers, prompting cries of corruption and institutional unfairness.

July 25, 2016
Trump Clinton attack Jewish star

Offend, Blame, Repeat: Trump Lashes Out Over Star Tweet

A Fortune analysis revealed that Trump, an avid Twitter user, has retweeted racists’ comments at least 75 times since the start of his campaign.

July 5, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Anaheim, California, United States, May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Clinton’s VP Pick Must Be Progressive, Sanders Warns

“For Democrats to win, they’re going to have to address the needs of the working people,” Sanders said. “They’re going to have to address the needs of the middle class, and that means standing up to Wall Street, standing up to the greed of corporate America.”

May 29, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Salem, Oregon, U.S., May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Sanders Feeling The Money Burn As Fundraising Slows

Sanders has seen his fundraising slow as the July 25 Democratic National Convention looms, despite continuing to amass primary victories. The Vermont senator’s April fundraising haul was a 70 percent drop from his $46 million March.

May 21, 2016
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

Arizona Sheriff Arpaio In Contempt In Profiling Case

Joe Arpaio, America’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff,” may face jail time or a takeover of his Maricopa County sheriff’s office after a federal judge found him in contempt of court for deliberating violating an order to stop profiling Latinos solely on the assumption that they’re in the country illegally.

May 14, 2016