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Monday, February 19, 2018
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emma-gonzalez

Teen Who Survived Massacre Rips Trump To Pieces In Emotional Takedown

A Florida teenager who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, issued a rousing call to action at a rally against gun violence. Emma Gonzalez declared that the shooting at her school should be “the last mass shooting.” And she responded directly to Trump’s tweet, which blamed students at the school for not reporting on the shooter’s behavior before the event.

February 18, 2018
Congressional

In Open Congressional Seats, Democrats Raise Three Times As Much As Republicans

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. Democrats are crushing Republicans on fundraising — and they’re doing it in the congressional districts that are critical to winning back the House in this year’s midterms. Bloomberg analyzed the data from 12 races for open seats and found that Democrats have collectively raised $23.3 million. That’s three times more than what […]

February 2, 2018
partisan

Top Democrats Urge GOP Speaker To End ‘Dangerous’ Partisan Attacks On Law Enforcement

 Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. The two highest-ranking Democratic officials in America are calling on Speaker Paul Ryan to rein in his party’s out-of-control smear campaign and attacks on law enforcement. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent letters to Ryan, asking him to remove Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) from his position […]

February 1, 2018
swamp

Biggest Lobbying Cash Flow Since 2010 Floods Trump’s Swamp

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. Lobbyists are flocking to Washington, D.C., and flooding the city with more money seeking to buy influence than has been spent in seven years. The dynamic where businesses are spending more to pay off politicians and other public figure coincides with a parade of unethical action and behavior from Donald […]

January 27, 2018
Nassar

Betsy DeVos Seeking To Weaken Oversight That Exposed Sex Abuser Larry Nassar

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com. Title IX was the key to exposing Larry Nassar, the former Olympic gymnastics doctor and serial sexual abuser at Michigan State University, who was sentenced this week to 40 to 175 years, in part based on testimony from 156 of his young victims. Lou Anna Simon, who served as president of […]

January 27, 2018
CIA

CIA Chief Pompeo Claims Trump Knows More About Intelligence Than Veteran Spies

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.  Donald Trump’s personally chosen CIA chief insists that despite “moron” reports, Trump understands intelligence better than veteran spies. The Trump administration wants the world to know that despite the reported comments from Cabinet members like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump is not a “moron.” The most recent manifestation […]

January 23, 2018
Mulvaney

Budget Director Mulvaney: It’s “Kind Of Cool” To Shut Down Government

The Republican effort to pin the blame on Democrats for the shutdown the GOP engineered has suffered another blow, with Donald Trump’s own budget director openly stating that he considers his role in enacting the shutdown “kind of cool.” Republicans are in charge of the White House, House, and Senate. They decide what legislation comes up for […]

January 20, 2018
Nunes

To Hinder Russia Probe, House Republicans Fabricate ‘#Memo’ Controversy

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com. Donald Trump’s allies in Congress are at it again. Working in concert with a motley crew that includes Fox News, Russian troll accounts, and hoaxsters, House Republicans are once again pushing a specious document to distract from the serious issues arising from the investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump’s supporters are pushing […]

January 19, 2018
whistleblower

Energy Department Threatens Whistleblower Who Exposed Secret Coal Scheming

Reprinted with permission from ShareBlue. A whistleblower leaked a photograph of a private meeting between Energy Secretary Rick Perry and a coal baron who’s also a major Republican donor. Now he’s being threatened.  Photographer Simon Edelman used to work for the Department of Energy, headed by former Texas governor and failed presidential candidate Rick Perry. […]

January 17, 2018
Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Sexual Assault Victims Will Face Down Trump At State Of The Union

Women who have been the victims of sexual assault and misconduct will face off with Donald Trump as he delivers his State of the Union, highlighting his retrograde approach to women and his own history of admitted assault.

January 11, 2018

Racist Joe Arpaio Running For Senate In Arizona Opens Up GOP To Another Alabama

Less than a month ago, the Republican Party went all-in for pedophilia and lost an election in one of the reddest, most pro-Trump states. Now the party is again courting disaster with the announcement that criminally racist former sheriff Joe Arpaio is running for Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat.

January 10, 2018
Trump Twitter

Trump’s Defensive Tweetstorm Backfires As Millions Now Question His Mental Stability

Trump, reacting to a series of stories that have called into question his mental stability, appears to believe that simply tweeting about the subject can make the entire, troubling storyline go away. But instead, his tweets have backfired.

January 7, 2018
Emails

Another Top Male Media Figure Busted For Harassment

Steve Chaggaris, the political director for CBS News, was fired by the network after “accounts of inappropriate behavior” surfaced. In a statement, CBS News announced it had “severed ties with Mr. Chaggaris for violating company policy, effective immediately.”

January 5, 2018
Trump, Press, White House

Trump Forced To Shut Down Failed Voter Suppression Commission

Trump announced that he would be closing the “Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.” He complained in a press release that “despite substantial evidence of voter fraud,” many states have refused to cooperate with the commission. So, he “signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission.”

January 4, 2018
Trump, Ethics, Terrorism

Trump Caught Accepting Bribes From Foreign Governments Through “Gifts” To His Hotels

Foreign governments are openly funneling millions of dollars to Donald Trump and expecting favors from his White House by using his international hotels and resorts as a cover for bribery. McClatchy has uncovered a series of transactions between foreign governments and the Trump Organization that have occurred over the first year of his presidency.

January 3, 2018

Trump Golf Course A Huge Failure As Business Drops 500 Percent Below National Average

Donald Trump put a golf course in the heart of New York City, slapped his name on it, and thought it would be a guaranteed money maker. Instead, just two years after the opening of Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx, people are staying away in droves.

December 31, 2017
Trump Tax Returns

Trump Has Spent A Third Of His Presidency Grifting To Make Himself Richer

The campaign to make money out of his position is unprecedented in American history and marks a shift to a crass set of behaviors that debase the office. Throughout 2017, Trump has spent over 100 days at Trump-owned properties, including 40 days at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, and 40 days at his Mar-a-Lago luxury resort in Florida.

December 30, 2017
Trump takes on the New York TImes

Trump Nominates Vote Suppressor To Federal Bench

But the decision to jam through the nomination of Thomas Farr to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina is facing resistance from civil rights advocates who fear giving someone with his racist past so much power.

December 29, 2017
Trump

Trump Is Only First-Year President To Ever Lose Most Admired Man Poll

Donald Trump’s streak of receiving less support than his Democratic rivals continues in the latest edition of Gallup’s survey of the most admired man and woman in the United States. But even worse for Trump, he has broken a record — he is the first first-year president not to be named most admired.

December 28, 2017
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks following a news conference, at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Trump Will Permit Abuse Of Elderly In Nursing Homes

Reacting to the demands of lobbyists, the Trump administration has struck down several regulations that have governed the nursing home industry. The New York Times reports that this now means several common citations that used to result in fines will either see reduced penalties or no penalties at all.

December 27, 2017
Sean Hannity

Can Sean Hannity Read? Maybe Not

Fox News’ Sean Hannity is on the top tier of pro-Donald Trump propagandists at the right-wing “news” network, so it is perfectly in character for him to completely fall flat on his face while trying to attack real journalists.

December 24, 2017
Trump Twitter

Racism Exposed In Turning Point USA, Trump’s Favorite ‘Student’ Group

Hours after it was exposed as a hotbed of racism, Donald Trump used his Twitter account to praise the conservative activist group Turning Point USA. Trump quoted the group in a tweet bashing the media for accurately covering the repeated failures of his administration.

December 24, 2017

On Twitter, Trump Promotes Racist ‘Student’ Group

Hours after it was exposed as a hotbed of racism, Donald Trump used his Twitter account to praise the conservative activist group Turning Point USA. Trump quoted the group in a tweet bashing the media for accurately covering the repeated failures of his administration.

December 23, 2017
donald trump

Trump Lying About Tax Cut (It’s Smaller Than Obama’s)

Donald Trump enjoys repeating the lie that the tax package he signed into law is the biggest tax cut in U.S. history. But it isn’t even the biggest tax cut in the last decade. Even when it comes to cutting taxes, which is generally associated with the right than the left, Trump comes up short compared to President Barack Obama.

December 23, 2017
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence holds a joint news conference with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (not pictured) following a House Republican party conference meeting in Washington, U.S. September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Mueller Has Thousands Of Emails From Trump Transition

Thousands of emails from the Trump transition that Mike Pence led are now in the hands of special counsel Robert Mueller. It was during this period that key decisions about Mike Flynn were made by Pence and Trump.

December 17, 2017