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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Steven Rosenfeld

Was Comey Fired Because The FBI’s Sights Were Turning Toward Trump’s Russian Mobster-Connected Business Ties?

Comey had been seeking more funds to go where the investigation was taking the FBI, media reported Wednesday. The Justice Department called this assertion “totally false,” affirming that whatever trail Comey’s FBI was following will likely go no further.

May 11, 2017

What A Trumpcare Nightmare: Just About Everyone With Health Care Is Going To Pay More, Get Less And Face Chaos

The Senate, where, as has been the case 60-something times since 2010 when Obamacare was first passed, now takes up repeal legislation. Those in the know say there’s no chance it will emerge as passed by the House, if it emerges at all. Only seven Republican senators tweeted reactions in the first two hours after it passed the House by a party-line 217-213 vote, including 20 GOP defections. Sometimes silence speaks louder than gloating and beer guzzling.

May 5, 2017
FBI Director James Comey testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the "Oversight of the State Department" in Washington U.S. July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

How James Comey’s ‘October Surprise’ Doomed Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy

According to an analysis by a data firm that tracks the psychological elements below patterns of consumer behavior and moods, Donald Trump won the election the moment that James Comey reopened the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

March 11, 2017
Gorsuch, Republicans, Senate, Democrats, Obstruction

The Supreme Court Wasn’t The Only Seat Stolen By Senate Republicans

Besides the open Supreme Court seat that Republicans refused to act on during Obama’s last year in office, there are currently 112 vacancies across the federal bench. Obama made 54 nominations to those seats that Republicans refused to confirm, including several dozen where they never held a final vote. In short, the GOP mounted a judicial coup.

February 21, 2017
Protesters swarm Rep. Tom Reed's town hall in upstate New York

Cowardly Republican Legislators Canceling Weekend Town Hall Meetings

Republican officeholders have been canceling planned town halls because they don’t want to face critics upset that they may soon lose their health insurance or see an increase in costs as the GOP plans to undermine Obamacare. Even worse, they don’t want organized progressive groups to show up with posters, video cameras, and a determination to challenge them in public while posting the confrontations on YouTube.

February 18, 2017
Hate Groups

A United States Of Hate Has Exploded Under Trump

The Trump administration has ripped the lid off a Pandora’s Box of racial, right-wing hate as the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals in a new report. The SPLC report suggests that the country has entered a dark era, where white supremacists will keep lashing out—especially as the numbers of whites continues to shrink nationwide in an ever-more diverse overall population.

February 16, 2017
Ellison, DNC

It’s Time To Change The Democratic Party

The race for Democratic National Committee chair is not just about who has the glamour and skills to turn around a party that spent more than $1 billion last year, lost more than 1,000 statewide and congressional seats during Obama’s presidency, and has the least power in 75 years. It’s about how that turnaround will be done.

February 13, 2017
Muslim Ban, Appeals Court

Muslim Ban Faces New Trouble In Federal Appeals Court

President Trump’s sweeping executive order banning travelers from seven Muslim countries appears to be in trouble and unlikely to fully survive federal court review. That was the sense after a three-judge federal appeals court panel gave Trump’s lawyers a hard time in the most high-stakes lawsuit challenging the travel ban.

February 8, 2017
Trump

While We Are Distracted By Tweets, Trump Is Building A Corporate State

The destructive toll of Donald Trump’s presidency is beginning to emerge, foreshadowing what’s likely to come as the White House and congressional Republicans begin to reverse, repeal, and replace federal laws and regulations. While Trump’s red-state supporters may be cheering now, they’ll soon feel the consequences.

February 7, 2017
trump

6 Countries Trump Has Already Insulted And Provoked

Here’s a list of six countries and major international institutions that Trump and his team have threatened—injecting anything but stability into international affairs. Certainly this behavior is silly, unnecessary, and stupid. The question is, will these provocations and others to likely follow lead to serious new international conflict.

February 5, 2017
Hawaii, Trump, Congress, Executive Orders

Trump Looks More And More Like A Rubber Stamp For A Radical Congress

The pattern of Trump’s relationship with the GOP-controlled Congress can be summed up in two words: rubber stamp. Congress proposes and Trump disposes, even if the actual details of how these different areas of government, law, and regulation—and eventually the real-life impacts—have yet to be defined, articulated, worked out, or implemented.

January 26, 2017
Media, Spicer, White house

Trump’s War With the Media Has Begun And We’ve Seen Nothing Yet

According to a handful of lawyers specializing in First Amendment and press issues, Trump is primed to use his office’s great power to intimidate, obstruct, censor, spy on, and silence the media. In the most visible instances, bullying, the president faces no restrictions on his speech, regardless of its truth or who he victimizes.

January 23, 2017
Obama, Farewell Speech, GOP

Obama Lays Out His Vision For Stopping Trump And The GOP

On the surface, President Barack Obama’s farewell address recounted his achievements, values, and still-hopeful vision for America—much like the best speeches. But not far below was a clear template telling his supporters how and where to defend against threats by Trump and the GOP to the America they believe in.

January 11, 2017
Mitch McConnell

McConnell Does The GOP’s Dirty Work While All Eyes Follow Trump

McConnell is the perfect partner and lying propagandist for Trump. He maintains a straight face, which never upstages the coverage of Trump’s latest antics. As Americans will soon see, many shades of darkness inhabit Trump’s Washington.

January 10, 2017
Obamacare, Ryan, Republicans GOP

5 Ways GOP Repeal Of Obamacare Takes From The Poor And Gives To The Rich

Here are five takeaways showing why the known parts of the GOP’s repeal and (most likely not) replace plan amount to Robinhood in reverse: taking from the poor, working- and middle-class and giving to corporate Americans and Wall Street.

January 9, 2017
Obama, Executive Orders, Trump

Will Trump Undo Obama’s Executive Actions In His First 100 Days?

For years, progressives have wrung their hands over President Obama’s reluctance to more aggressively use executive authority to overcome congressional gridlock. Nonetheless, Obama’s steps will likely soon be imperiled by the incoming Trump administration and radical right-wing Republicans in Congress.

December 26, 2016
Kompromat, Putin, Trump

How Russian Hacking Harmed The Clinton Campaign

The Russians hacked into RNC computer systems, but did keep that data—unlike the release of damaging communications from the DNC and emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta.

December 11, 2016
hack

It Doesn’t Take A Foreign Government To Hack Our Flimsy Election System

As Obama launches a probe into Russia’s possible role in hacking the 2016 election, voting experts warn that our systems are already vulnerable to amateur attacks.

December 10, 2016
Michigan Recount

Experts Say Stopping Michigan Recount Is A Corrupt Exercise Of Power

Michigan is the new Florida in American elections, leaving Americans with unanswered questions about Donald Trump’s closest margin of victory on election night. Make no mistake, a travesty has occurred.

December 9, 2016
Michigan recount irregularities

Michigan Recount Exposes Modern-Day Electoral Jim Crow

“Hand-counting the ballots has revealed many irregularities and red flags about the quality and maintenance of voting technology, the handling of ballots, and other aspects of election administration in communities of color,” Stein argued.

December 7, 2016
2016 electorate

15 Startling Election Takeaways

The American electorate in 2016 has some strange and surprising features, according to a new survey released Thursday by PPRI/The Atlantic that explored why people did or didn’t vote

December 4, 2016
Concerns about voter fraud are unfounded. Look at ACORN.

Why Is Trump Fighting So Hard To Stop The Recount In Michigan?

In Michigan, a mere 0.22 percent separates the candidates, and thousands of ballot machines recorded no presidential pick.

December 2, 2016
voter fraud

Recount Effort To Explore Whether Russia Hacked The Vote For Trump

The recount in Wisconsin is primarily focused on Russian hacking, not on the more easily understood line of inquiry of different voting technologies reporting different margins of victory for Trump despite their location.

November 27, 2016
This election decides who and what we are

Recount Or Bust: It’s The Only Way To Verify The Election

An interview with John Bonifaz, a longtime voting rights attorney and founder of the National Voting Rights Institute, who is leading the recount campaign for the Green Party.

November 25, 2016
Recount

Pressure Builds For Recount In Key Swing States

Election night’s unofficial returns found Trump ahead of Clinton by 27,000 votes in Wisconsin. In Michigan, she is behind by 11,000 votes, and in Pennsylvania by 68,000 votes.

November 24, 2016