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Monday, September 25, 2017
campaign 2016

Facebook Agrees To Give Congress Russian Ads And Pledges To Dig Further

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg bowed to mounting public pressure Thursday and announced that the social media giant would turn over to congressional investigators about 3,000 ads purchased during the 2016 presidential campaign by a mystery-shrouded Russian company with links to the Kremlin.

September 22, 2017
Clinton tells supporters to vote

Hillary Clinton Says Election Results Could Be Fake

Clinton, who has been touring the nation in support of her new book about the election, What Happened, said during an interview with NPR on Monday she wouldn’t rule out questioning the legitimacy of the election, even though it is now more than 10 months since her surprising loss to Donald Trump.

September 19, 2017
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Trump Tweets GIF Of Himself Hitting Clinton With Golf Ball

The US leader spoke Saturday night with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-In, pledging joint “steps to strengthen deterrence and defense capabilities and to maximize economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea,” according to the White House. Trump’s own account of the conversation, which kicked off an unbridled salvo of early morning tweets, struck a less diplomatic tone.

September 18, 2017
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These Three Advertising Networks Are Powering Fake News

Creating revenue streams for websites that post this sort of content gives them an incentive to spread misinformation. For example, CNN reported in September that fake news purveyors from Macedonia, where much of this type of content originates, get their “profits … primarily from ad services such as Google’s AdSense.”

September 16, 2017
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GOP Strategist Delivers Savage Tweetstorm Against Trump Supporters

Republican strategist Rick Wilson is among President Trump’s most intense critics. As right-wingers melted down over Trump’s decision to work with Democrats to save DACA recipients from deportation, Wilson was thoroughly enjoying himself.

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
Hillary Clinton concedes to Donald Trump

Complaining About Hillary’s Campaign Book Is A Huge Waste Of The Progressive Movement’s Time

Hillary Clinton’s book tour for What Happened officially starts next week, but already it has prompted mounting coverage fanning the Democratic Party’s unhealed Hillary-Bernie split from 2016. There is a larger takeaway, however, that should rattle Democrats as they look ahead. Their party remains leaderless—or at the very least, its leaders are not doing much to heal the cause of those splits, so they could easily be provoked today.

September 10, 2017
Jared Kushner

Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort Met With Russian Lawyer

U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner confirmed late Saturday that they met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer in June 2016 during the election campaign. President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort was also in the meeting, Donald Trump Jr.’s representatives confirmed to the Associated Press Saturday. A spokesperson for Kushner also confirmed the meeting.

July 9, 2017
Donald Trump sues Nevada over early voting

Why Voter Suppression Is Political Corruption

On Election Day last November, Gladys Harris, 66, of Milwaukee went to cast her vote for president of the United States. Harris had lost her driver’s license shortly before the election, but she was sure the process would go smoothly. After all, she is a U.S. citizen and brought her Social Security and Medicare cards, along with a county-issued bus pass with her photo to the polls to verify her identity. Still, Harris was denied the right to vote and turned away from the polls.

July 9, 2017
Facebook, Fake News

Will Facebook Provide Data To Russia Collusion Inquiries?

A new report from The Guardian claims that Russia probe special counsel Robert Mueller and Congress are likely looking into possible Russian collusion with pro-Trump websites and associates of President Donald Trump’s election campaign in order to spread fake news and misinformation on social media during the 2016 presidential election.

July 6, 2017
Obama, Trump

Strange, What Trump And Obama Have In Common

Strange thing passing, but the Republican repeal push on health care echoes Obama’s efforts to get it passed in the first place, six or seven years ago. First, neither the 44th nor the 45th president have strong ties or friends in Congress. Lacking discipline for unity, Trump will remain an obstreperous outsider to the political establishment; that’s what he ran on.

June 30, 2017
Obama, Clean Energy

Top Democrat Says Obama ‘Made Mistake’ On Russia

“The Obama administration should have done a lot more when it became clear that not only was Russia intervening, but it was being directed at the highest levels of the Kremlin,” he told host Dana Bash. Schiff added: “I think the administration needed to call out Russia earlier, needed to act to deter and punish Russia earlier, and that was a very serious mistake.”

June 26, 2017
Drugs

Trump Rates Close To Zero On ‘War’ Against Opioids

Police near Daytona Beach, Florida, recently came upon an SUV with the motor running and three little kids in the back. The parents were dead in front from a fentanyl overdose. The city of East Liverpool, Ohio, posted a shocking photograph of another dead overdosed couple, heads back and mouths open from a heroin overdose, a 4-year-old strapped in back.

June 13, 2017
Sessions

Attorney General Sessions Will Testify In Senate On Tuesday

After Trump’s dismissal of Comey following the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, the former FBI chief spoke to senators detailing his encounters and communication with the president. His testimony referred to Sessions’ role in those interactions and differed to previous claims made by Trump.

June 11, 2017
Russians, Trump,

Trump’s Palpable Fear Of The Truth

It is an audacious person who would stake her reputation, if not her immortal soul, on Trump’s veracity. Years from now, people will have forgotten much about the scandal surrounding the president right now. But Sanders’ risible assertion is built to live on as an example of taking mendacity too far. If she lives to be 100, her obituary will quote that sentence.

June 11, 2017

NRA’s News Outlet Blatantly Lied About Comey Hearing To Protect Trump

Comey testified in an open hearing before the Senate intelligence committee on June 8, almost a month after Trump abruptly fired him. Trump’s public statements on the firing have caused numerous legal experts to warn that Trump may have obstructed justice by improperly interfering with an FBI investigation.

June 11, 2017

Calls For Trump Impeachment Surge After Comey Testimony

Amid James Comey’s damning testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, calls for President Donald Trump to face impeachment proceedings are surging. In the past 48 hours, two of the leading Trump resistance groups have called for the first time for the impeachment process to start against Trump on charges of obstruction of Justice.

June 11, 2017

10 Clues From Comey That Trump-Russia Investigations Are Growing

There’s no lack of comments by ex-FBI Director James Comey that President Trump sought to end the FBI’s investigation into Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, over unreported contacts with Russia. But what may be most revealing about Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee were the subjects he refused to discuss in a public setting.

June 11, 2017
Comey

Comey Rides In Like A Paragon Of Political Virtue

Recently fired as FBI director, James Comey arrived at the teeming Senate Intelligence Committee hearing room. He rode a white horse into the big story, which casts him as a truth-teller versus a new president with few scruples. Sure, the white horse is in my imagination, but that’s the kind of guy Comey likes to be: 6’8″ tall and just as upright.

June 10, 2017
terrorism

Are Far Right ‘Free Speech’ Rallies Breeding Terrorism?

The disturbing ramblings uttered by Jeremy Joseph Christian as he entered the courtroom May 27 drew on a horrifying trend in America: Rallying behind the right to so-called free speech, both figuratively and literally, to justify white supremacy and its violent acts.

June 9, 2017
Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court, Trump

The Ravings Of A Lunatic: Trump’s Tweets Are Now Official Presidential Statements

Donald Trump’s tweets tend to fall into two categories: the ravings of a lunatic, or the musings of a maniac. This might not matter if he weren’t also the sitting president of the United States, vested with all the powers that accompany the office. Every Trump tweet, no matter how reckless, destructive or lie-filled, is an on-the-record declaration by America’s commander-in-chief.

June 7, 2017
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How Republicans Will Try (And Fail) To Upstage Comey

The expectation is that James Comey, the former FBI director who has been cleared by special prosecutor Robert Mueller to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, will testify in detail about his meetings in which the president asked him to call off the FBI investigation into Trump’s Russia connections, in a possible obstruction of justice.

June 7, 2017
Trump campaign promises

NSA Leak Indicates Real Dangers Of Vote Hacking

That is one of the top takeaways from leaked National Security Agency documents that describe how Russian intelligence services targeted and infiltrated e-mails and computers of a private contractor servicing state voter registration databases in eight states and also sent phishing e-mails to 100-plus local election officials before Election Day.

June 7, 2017
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Trump’s Lousy Numbers Spell Doom

Thing about Donald Trump is he doesn’t have the numbers. That became apparent starting on Election Day, when he trailed Hillary Clinton, a flawed candidate, by 3 million votes. And that was a high point.

June 6, 2017
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Trump Infrastructure Plan Is A Privatization Scam

President Trump’s original proposal for a $1 trillion infrastructure jobs plan was, in principle, a worthy idea, a practical way to create jobs and improve the country’s highways, bridges, railways, and airports.

June 6, 2017