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Monday, February 19, 2018
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#EndorseThis: Kimmel’s Trump Family Valentines Are Just As Scary As You Would Imagine

Halfway through Jimmy Kimmel’s latest monologue, it appears that the comic intends to avoid politics altogether. Instead, Kimmel laments the hollow consumerism and awkward shopping moments of Valentine’s Day, offering that robots, not people, should be taking calls for flowers and cards. That way, lovers wouldn’t have to give away embarrassing bedroom-nicknames and intimate secrets […]

February 14, 2018

#EndorseThis: Right-Wing Realist Ranks Trump Atop List Of All-Time Stupid Criminals

We aren’t used to hearing conservative pundits say wise things about President Trump. And given the joyless, paranoid rantings of men like Sean Hannity and Alex Jones, America’s right wing isn’t exactly a wellspring of laugh-out-loud humor. Enter Jennifer Rubin. In this clip courtesy of MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber, the neoconservative WaPo columnist […]

February 2, 2018
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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
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New Report: Trump Organization Minting Money On Ethically Dubious Deals

When not desperately auctioning off access to the president’s family, the Trump Organization is still finding other ethically questionable ways to cash in on Donald Trump’s presidency. A new report by Public Citizen shows evidence of an “alarming … array of interest groups trying to cozy up to Trump by spending money at his properties.” While several of Trump’s […]

January 18, 2018
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Four Reasons Why Trump Should Fear Bannon Testimony

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet. Donald Trump should be worried. Former Trump campaign strategist and White House adviser Steve Bannon, summoned by subpoena to testify for special counsel Robert Mueller, has reportedly said he will “cooperate fully.” News of the subpoena came Tuesday, the same day Bannon testified in a closed-door hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russia’s […]

January 17, 2018
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Trump Junior’s Privilege Claim Recalls Failed Effort To Shield Marcos

Long before Donald Trump, Jr. claimed “attorney-client privilege” to avoid answering questions before the House Intelligence Committee, that claim was tested and wisely rejected by Congress. Appropriately enough, that prior case also featured a real estate executive who was summoned to testify about suspected connections with a foreign dictator — and tried to avoid questions […]

December 10, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Dark Russian Comedy With Donald Trump Junior

Evenhanded in his political scorn, Seth Meyers cracks wise about Al Franken, whose forced resignation from the Senate in the wake of sexual harassment allegations clearly disappointed his old friend. But then Meyers moves on briskly to a target who must inspire far less ambivalent feelings: Donald Trump Jr. During eight hours of closed testimony […]

December 8, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Which Trumpster Is The ‘Confederate House Elf’?

Which Trump appointee resembles a “Confederate house elf”? Which Trumpster looks like “the limo driver who won’t stop asking if you party”? Which one is the “maître d’ at a Mafia-themed pizzeria”? And whose picture would a doctor display if you had “an erection that lasted more than four hours”? Stephen Colbert has all the […]

November 28, 2017
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Danziger: Big Game

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

November 19, 2017
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Danziger: Wiki-sneaks

November 16, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Scorches Trump And Junior Over Wikileaks

Now that we know Donald Trump, Jr., secretly communicated with Wikileaks during the 2016 presidential campaign, it may be slightly harder for the president to distance himself from accusations of collusion in the Russia probe. Nor did Trump senior didn’t help himself by declaring his faith in Vladimir Putin’s denial that the Kremlin interfered in […]

November 14, 2017
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Why Donald Trump, Jr. Should Release More Emails

For many months, Donald J. Trump and his closest associates have assured Americans that their presidential campaign had “absolutely no contact” with any Russians seeking to influence the course of the 2016 presidential election. Among those who issued the most vehement denials were Paul Manafort, the Washington influence peddler who served as campaign manager, and eldest son Donald J. Trump, Jr., who called any such suggestions “disgusting.”

July 18, 2017
Russia

Democrats Say Trump Jr.’s Meeting Takes Russia Probe To A ‘New Level’

Disclosures stemming from last summer’s meeting between President Donald Trump’s eldest son, a Kremlin-linked lawyer and at least one other controversial Russian figure could prove to be a turning point in the tangled, months-long probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, senior Democrats said Sunday.

July 16, 2017
Trump Tower

Former Russian Military Intelligence Officer Attended Trump Tower Meeting

Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer aimed at obtaining derogatory information about Hillary Clinton last June had another, previously undisclosed participant — a former Soviet military counter-intelligence officer.

July 14, 2017
Oliver

#EndorseThis: John Oliver And Stephen Colbert On The White House’s “Stupid Watergate”

A meeting of the political comedy minds took place on Wednesday’s Late Show, as host Stephen Colbert welcomed fellow Daily Show alum John Oliver.

July 13, 2017
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Danziger: Trump Vodka, Rebranded

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of the Herblock Prize and […]

July 12, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert issues apology to Eric Trump

After a weeklong hiatus, Late Show host Stephen Colbert made it back to work just in time for President Trump’s White House to collapse under the weight of (what else but) its very own email scandal.

July 12, 2017
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Donald Trump Jr. Hires Crime Mob Lawyer For Russia Investigation

Donald Trump Jr. has hired New York lawyer Alan Futerfas to represent him in ongoing investigations regarding his father Donald Trump and his potential ties to Russia, according to Reuters. Futerfas, a criminal defense lawyer, has had experience in the past representing members of organized crime mobs, particularly the Gambino, Genovese, and Colombo families.

July 11, 2017
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Donald Trump Jr. Loves Far Right Internet Trolls — And They Love Him Back

Key voices in the incestuous right-wing alternative media ecosystem have found an ally in the younger Trump, who often retweets and favorites tweets from the echo chamber’s loudest voices, and who is rumored to serve as a White House source to at least one far-right personality. Like the far-right trolls he expresses admiration for, Trump spends his time on Twitter spreading debunked conspiracy theories, smearing mainstream media outlets, promoting bogus “alt-right” videos, and amplifying messages with white nationalist undertones.

July 11, 2017
Trevor Noah on Trump family ethics

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Asks Us To Imagine How The Trump Era Might End

Nobody keeps closer tabs on the snarled ethics of the Trump family than Trevor Noah. In his latest, the Daily Show host recalls how only months ago, during an interview with ABC correspondent Barbara Walters, First Daughter Ivanka promised not to accept a nepotistic White House job. “I’m going to be a daughter,” she simpered, […]

April 3, 2017
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Sportsmen And Environmentalists Team Up To Fight Trump Energy Plans

Outdoor sporting groups — long associated with conservatism because of their support for guns rights and small government — are now collaborating with the environmental left to fight President Trump’s push to open more public lands to energy development.

February 17, 2017