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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Trump ‘Resented’ Ivanka’s Criticism Of Roy Moore

According to a Politico report, the president felt “resentful and angry” when Ivanka Trump condemned Moore in November and told the Associated Press there’s “a special place in hell for people who prey on children.”

December 12, 2017
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Trump Group Sends 12-Year-Old To Interview Roy Moore

The America First Project published a video Sunday that showed Millie March—who rose to fame at the age of 11 during the 2016 election due to her support for Donald Trump—interviewing Moore as part of his campaign for election in Alabama.

December 12, 2017

As Impeachment Gains Momentum, Pelosi Is Skeptical

“It’s time for the American public to ponder the gravity and consequences of the scandal engulfing the White House,” writes CNN commentator Errol Louis. “We know Trump has been trying in every way possible to deny, delay or discredit efforts by the Justice Department to ferret out the connections between the administration and a hostile foreign power.”

December 12, 2017
Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby

Alabama’s Senior GOP Senator Rejects Moore

While it was disturbing, it was sadly unsurprising that Donald Trump eventually endorsed Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore, and implored his own supporters to vote for a man accused of serial sexual predation against young girls.

December 11, 2017
Trump, Twitter

Trump Triumphs Over His Appeasers

Donald Trump knows the story of Winston Churchill, whose judgment was: “Chamberlain had the choice between war and shame. Now he has chosen shame — he’ll get war later.” A year later, he was proved right. But the lesson Trump learned from World War II is that aggression can pay off.

December 11, 2017

GOP Tax Promotes Offshoring Of US Jobs

Ford hit Michigan and its auto workers with some crappy holiday news. Instead of building a $700 million electric vehicle factory in Michigan as promised in January, Ford will construct the plant in Mexico.

December 11, 2017

GOP Rep Steve King: Diversity Is Not America’s Strength

King, a representative of Iowa, linked to an article from the Voice of Europe that quoted Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban saying that all cultures should not be mixed because it’s “against common sense.”

December 10, 2017
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Election Of Roy Moore Could Test Boundaries Of Senate Ethics Committee

Moore has been accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in the late 1970s. Several Republicans called on Moore to drop out of the race, but the candidate has denied all allegations and has the support and endorsement of President Donald Trump.

December 10, 2017
Congress, Trump, Obamacare

Trump Causing Severe Damage, Congress Planning Worse

In the waning days of the 2016 presidential election, worried political prognosticators, including more than a few moderate Republicans, papered over their fears about the possible victory of Donald J. Trump with reminders of the constitutional balance of power.

December 10, 2017
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Right-Wing Liars Smearing Moore Accuser

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s allies in the conservative media have been trying desperately to undermine the numerous credible reports of sexual misconduct by Moore, and today they thought they’d finally spied an opportunity — which they immediately seized on with characteristic dishonesty.

December 9, 2017
Moore

Who Gave Roy Moore His First Judicial Gavel?

Maybe it was masochism, or maybe I felt the need to better understand the culture warrior’s demented version of American constitutional history, but something was nagging at me – as if I had forgotten some detail that would pull everything together if only I took the time to read his self-serving screed once again.

December 9, 2017
Moore

Roy Moore: America Was ‘Great’ During ‘Slavery’

At a campaign event earlier this year, an audience member asked Moore for his opinion on when the last time America was “great.” Moore responded: “I think it was great at the time when families were united—even though we had slavery—they cared for one another…. Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”

December 9, 2017

Sale Of Arctic Oil Leases Goes Bust

The federal oil-lease sale promoted as the largest ever in Alaska’s Arctic Reserve sold only seven tracts, or 0.8% of the 900 tracts offered, undercutting Republican arguments that they can help pay for their proposed $1.5 trillion tax cuts for the wealthy by selling oil leases in the Alaskan wilderness.

December 9, 2017
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Time Magazine Gets It Right: We’ve Changed

I’m not one to wait with bated breath for Time magazine’s annual bequest. But this year was different, starting last month, after Donald Trump claimed he had declined the magazine’s request to photograph and interview him because editors would only say he “probably” would be this year’s selection.

December 9, 2017

Sen. Al Franken To Resign Following Harassment Claims

Sen. Al Franken said he would resign from the U.S. Senate on Thursday following mounting allegations of sexual harassment and loss of support by fellow Democrats, a stunning and rapid fall for a Minnesota politician who followed decades as a successful TV comic with a rise to the highest echelons of U.S. political power.

December 8, 2017
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Roy Moore Poisons Alabama’s Business Climate

That’s how a moral America deals with men who molest underage girls. Roy Moore apparently did the same at age 32, except that one of the girls was 14 and his hands roved down to panty level. Every society has its Moores — sick predators who hide their perversions in a thick cloud of religiosity.

December 7, 2017

GOP Candor Makes Them No Less Vile

Increasingly, it seems like Donald Trump has paved the way for Republicans to get away with statements that are nearly as outrageous as his own. Take the shameless claims the Republicans have used to push for the tax bill over the past two months.

December 7, 2017
Trump, Voter Fraud

Preserving Real Ballot Integrity In Alabama

Lawyers representing Alabama citizens may file a lawsuit within days to preserve electronic images of every paper ballot cast in next week’s high-profile special U.S. Senate election between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore.

December 7, 2017
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John Conyers Retires After 53 Years In Office Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

Facing a rising chorus of voices demanding he step down because of sexual harassment claims, U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., on Tuesday retired from the seat he has held for more than five decades, a swift and crushing fall from grace for a civil rights icon and the longest-serving active member of Congress.

December 6, 2017
House Democrats walk out on the East Front on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., after their sit-in over gun-control law. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Can Democrats Exploit GOP Disputes Over Tax Bill?

There’s no shortage of appalling features in the reward-the-rich Republican tax bills passed by Congress. The process now moves to a phase where differences between each body’s bills must be reconciled. Those discrepancies offer slim chances for fair-minded Americans to pressure Congress to soften the blows.

December 6, 2017
Mitch McConnell

Why Republicans Were Hypocrites In Rushing Tax Bill

Republicans have spent years complaining about how Congress spent less than a year reviewing Obamacare before voting to overhaul one-sixth of the American economy. But that’s a lifetime compared to how long the GOP waited over the weekend before passing a tax bill that could overhaul the entire economy: About eight hours.

December 6, 2017
Trump, Putin

Trump Fully Endorses Roy Moore After Urging From Bannon, Amid Tight Polls In Alabama Race

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday fully endorsed Roy Moore, acting to back the Alabama Senate candidate after conversations with his former strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, who has advocated Moore’s candidacy.

December 6, 2017

Will Bunch: Senator’s Shilling For Right-Wing College Wasn’t Worst Thing He Did This Weekend

Under pressure from Democratic senators — “There are so many deserving schools in Oregon and Pennsylvania and elsewhere who don’t get this special treatment,” Oregon’s Ron Wyden observed — Toomey claimed Hillsdale’s not having to pay a tax on its endowment…

December 6, 2017
MOORE VOA

2 Polls Split On Who Is Winning US Senate Race In Alabama

Four-decade-old sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Republican Roy Moore are playing a major role for voters in his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat, but nine days ahead of the election two major polls are split whether he is ahead of Democrat Doug Jones.

December 4, 2017
Trump Tower

Protesters Chant ‘Lock Him Up’ At Trump In New York

Protesters greeted President Trump’s motorcade in New York City with chants of “lock him up” on Saturday—echoing the slogan Trump used on the campaign trail about his presidential rival, Hillary Clinton. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the restaurant where Trump is to hold a fundraiser Saturday…

December 3, 2017