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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Nina Burleigh
Trump, Hope

When Trump Admitted In Public He Could Have A ‘Psychological Problem’

Donald Trump thinks Ivanka “looks down on me,” concedes he groped Melania in public and knows his compulsive hand-washing “could be a psychological problem,” according to a new archive of all the conversations he had on air with the Howard Stern Show.

September 26, 2017
Air Force One, Trump, Boeing

Air Force Chaplain Denounces Religious Tolerance

A U.S. Air Force chaplain who ministers to thousands of men and women at an Ohio base is asserting that Christians in the U.S. Armed Forces “serve Satan” and are “grossly in error” if they support service members’ right to practice other faiths.

September 16, 2017
Hillary Clinton

Hillary: I’m Not Done With Politics

Hillary Clinton finally revealed what was on her mind during her second, pivotal debate with Donald Trump last year, when the Republican candidate appeared to be stalking her around the stage. In a feisty, relaxed pre -recorded interview with Jane Pauley this morning, she also promised that she won’t run for office again, but that she would remain “in politics.”

September 11, 2017
Trump, Hope

Trump “Wiretap” Claim Is False: Department Of Justice

The statement came in a court filing Friday night in response to a Freedom of Information Act suit filed by the government watchdog group American Oversight, which had requested “Warrant applications or records requesting a court order to intercept communications related to candidate Donald Trump, Trump Tower, entities housed in Trump Tower, or any person affiliated with Mr. Trump’s campaign; court orders approving or rejecting those requests; records of those wiretaps, and; communications between the FBI or DOJ and Congress relating to these issues.”

September 3, 2017

North Korean Missile Claims A Hoax: Analysts

As President Donald Trump escalates his war of words against North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong Un, a team of independent rocket experts has concluded that the two rockets the rogue regime launched in July and described as intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are incapable of delivering a nuclear payload to the continental United States, and probably not even to Anchorage, Alaska.

August 12, 2017

Another Democrat Refuses To Run, Citing Intimidation

Michael Treiman, a manager at a solar company, announced in April that he was running against Binghamton, New York, Mayor Richard David, a Republican. Treiman dropped out a week later after being threatened both online and on his property. Four hours after Treiman went on local radio to discuss his challenge, he received emails, directed at his wife and three children, expressing “heinous attempts to scare me off,” he later said.

June 12, 2017
Senators

Senators Register Alarm About White House Security

As an avalanche of security issues distracts the Trump administration in its third week, two ranking Democratic senators have sent letters of inquiry to the White House regarding the staff’s possession of private Republican National Committee email accounts; the president’s use of a personal, unsecured smartphone; and reports of mishandling sensitive documents during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago in Florida over the weekend.

February 15, 2017
Pence, Evangelicals

On Trump Train, Evangelicals Are The Higher Power

When Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote that put the billionaire Betsy DeVos in charge of the Department of Education, his action highlighted once again the curious alliance between the most libertine president in American history and the most politically powerful flock of evangelical Christians Washington has ever seen.

February 10, 2017
Kushner

Senior Staff In Trump Administration Have Private RNC Email Accounts

According to Newsweek, senior Trump administration staffers including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer, and Steve Bannon have active accounts on a Republican National Committee email system. The system (rnchq.org) is the same one the Bush administration was accused of using to evade transparency rules after claiming to have “lost” 22 million emails.

January 26, 2017
Donald Trump, Inauguration

Donald Trump’s Inauguration And The Era Of Fear

Since Election Day, millions of Americans have been talking seriously about gulags, fascism, 1930s Germany and moving to Canada. Trump’s genuine—not fake-news—authoritarian tendencies rightly terrify progressives.

January 20, 2017
Trump, Women's Health, Abortion Access

The Looming Nightmare For Women’s Health Under Trump

Based on his promises and the records of his appointees, Donald Trump will enter the White House one day before the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling as possibly the most anti-choice president in 50 years. What does this mean for the future of women’s health in America?

December 30, 2016
Comet Ping Pong #Pizzagate

#Pizzagate: An Old Anti-Semitic Slander Resurfaces

How Marina Abramović, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, Comet Ping Pong and the “blood libel” are all connected in one giant fake news conspiracy.

December 7, 2016
Clinton backed recount effort

Everything You Need To Know About The Clinton Backed Recount Effort

Razor-thin margins in key battleground states delivered the election for Trump, who stands at 290 electoral votes despite Clinton’s nearly 2-million-vote edge in the popular vote.

November 28, 2016
Rudy Giuliani's flimsy foreign policy experience

Rudy Giuliani’s Flimsy Foreign Policy Credentials

As mayor of New York City, Giuliani gained national recognition for his post-9/11 actions, but Giuliani’s few foreign policy forays as mayor at times turned into minor international incidents.

November 16, 2016
CNN and Fox News push baseless accusations about Hillary Clinton

The Role Gender Played In The Presidential Election

Women voted against Donald Trump by one of the most significant gender gap margins in history, but their support for Hillary Clinton was tinged with ambivalence.

November 14, 2016
Roger Stone

A Revealing Lunch With Legendary Republican Dirty Trickster Roger Stone

Among his greatest hits: Stone takes credit for bringing down Client 9—otherwise known as former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer—by parlaying intel he got from an off-duty prostitute he met in a sex club into an FBI tip about a Democrat who hired hookers and never removed his socks. Before that, he organized the so-called Brooks Brothers riot in the Miami-Dade County clerk’s office that stopped the 2000 election recount and arguably gave America the presidency of George W. Bush

October 26, 2016

Donald Trump’s Broad Coalition

It might well turn out to be the case that Donald Trump will become the foundation for a Broad Coalition of women who will elect a first woman president.

October 13, 2016
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2008 file photo, President George W. Bush is seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Expect George W. Bush to stay far away from this year's presidential election. Mitt Romney's campaign doesn't foresee the 43rd president playing any substantive role in the race over the next six months and the GOP candidate's aides are carefully weighing how much the former president should be involved in this summer's GOP convention _ and for good reason. The Bush fatigue that was a drag on GOP nominee John McCain four years ago clearly still lingers, even among Republicans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

George W. Bush’s White House ‘Lost’ 22 Million Emails

Clinton’s email habits look positively transparent when compared with the subpoena-dodging, email-hiding, private-server-using George W. Bush administration. Between 2003 and 2009, the Bush White House “lost” 22 million emails.

September 13, 2016
Clinton email

Clinton Email Furor Reveals Hypocrisy On The Right

But take a moment away from pawing through the tens of thousands of her personal and professional emails now on public view and consider the long list of elected and appointed Republicans who have done exactly the same thing as Clinton—and worse.

August 25, 2016