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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Trump May ‘Get Involved’ To Stop Mueller Probe, He Warns

Reprinted with permission from After the latest bombshell in the Russia investigation, Trump is loudly threatening to use his “powers” to interfere with the Justice Department. Trump’s spin about the revelation of Robert Mueller’s questions has been failing for days, so Trump has now issued an explicit threat via Twitter. “A Rigged System – They don’t […]

May 2, 2018

Trump Has Endorsements From Two Doctors — But Both May Be Fake

Trump doctor Harold Bornstein now says the December 2015 letter he signed proclaiming his patient’s “extraordinary” strength and physical stamina was in fact dictated by Trump himself.

May 2, 2018
fake news

Trump Hires Impeachment Counsel Only Weeks After Calling Idea ‘Fake News’

Reprinted with permission from Trump called it “fake news” when The New York Times reported he was in talks to hire Emmet Flood, a lawyer who represented President Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings. But on Wednesday, Trump did just what the Times said he would. White House lawyer Ty Cobb’s retirement was announced that morning in a […]

May 2, 2018

Giuliani: Trump Repaid $130,000 Porn Star Hush Money To Cohen

Rudy Giuliani told Fox News on Wednesday evening that President Trump had indeed reimbursed his attorney Michael Cohen for $130,000 in hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels in the months before the 2016 presidential election. The former New York mayor, who recently joined Trump’s legal defense team, told host Sean Hannity that the […]

May 2, 2018

Danziger: An Offer They Can’t Refuse

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 […]

May 1, 2018

Mueller Warned Trump’s Legal Team He Can Subpoena The President

Reprinted with permission from Alternet. Special counsel Robert Mueller warned President Donald Trump’s legal team that he could subpoena the president to testify before a grand jury if he refuses to appear voluntarily, according to a report from the Washington Post. The remarks reportedly came in early March at a meeting described — unsurprisingly — as […]

May 1, 2018

Was Leaking Mueller’s Questions Another Obstruction By Trump Team?

Reprinted with permission from Is this what happens when the White House is reduced to hiring the C-team for legal defense? Rocked by the resignation of his lead criminal defense attorney, Trump recently spent weeks being rejected by would-be legal hires who wanted nothing to do with having Trump as a client. Trump finally got Rudy Giuliani to […]

May 1, 2018

Trump Goons ‘Raided’ Doctor’s Office After He Mentioned Use Of Hair Drug

Harold Bornstein, Trump’s physician, said the men seized charts and lab reports from his offices — and told the doctor to take down a photo of him and Trump that hung on his wall.

May 1, 2018

Screwed By Trump Trade Policies, Voters May Reject Republicans

Reprinted with permission from Fear and anger continue to mount among Midwestern Republican leaders over Trump’s unfolding trade war with China. Because it is red state farmers who stand to pay a massive price for his reckless agenda. “It’s like he’s microtargeting policy to screw his own supporters,” one frustrated GOP strategist tells Bloomberg. “We knew this was […]

April 30, 2018

New York Times Publishes Leaked List Of Mueller Questions For Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s list of questions for President Donald Trump includes a wide-ranging list of topics and raises issues that appear to be tied to investigations about obstructing justice and coordinating with the Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a report published by the New York Times Monday night. One question, for example, that […]

April 30, 2018

Trump Melts Down (Again) After Reports Kelly Called Him ‘An Idiot’

When faced with embarrassing news circulating about them, most people would try not to draw even more attention to it. But Trump is not most people. He didn’t try to ignore the reports that his chief of staff John Kelly called him an “idiot.” Instead, he decided to shine the glaring neon light of his Twitter account […]

April 30, 2018

No, Mr. President, The Roast Must Go On

Only Donald Trump could manage to justify the continued existence of the White House Correspondents Association dinner, a springtime ritual of journalistic self-indulgence that might just as well have ended years ago. By declaring the dinner “DEAD”– after yet another humiliating comic takedown of him and his enablers – the president is testing his authoritarian […]

April 30, 2018
Democrats struggling to stem the tide

Hey, Republicans: Stop Repeating Joe McCarthy’s ‘Democrat Party’ Slur

It’s an established American tradition to call people what they wish to be called. That’s why after he converted religions, nearly everyone — except a few die-hard bigots — called the heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali instead of Cassius Clay. Marion Morrison chose to become John Wayne. Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov would later become Dame Helen […]

April 29, 2018

I Don’t Think Abortion Is Murder, And Neither Do You

If abortion is morally indistinguishable from killing a newborn, why shouldn’t those who procure abortions be severely punished? It’s the clear logical implication of the pro-life argument.

April 29, 2018

Washington Journalists Defend Sanders Against Sexist Insult That Nobody Uttered

Reprinted with permission from Reporters who cover the Trump administration were instead defending it — and specifically press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders — Saturday night. But their efforts resulted in justified backlash. At the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, comedian Michelle Wolf delivered a wide-ranging roast that included 90 seconds of material on Sanders. The bit […]

April 29, 2018
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At Rally, Trump Threatens Senator Who Criticized Withdrawn VA Nominee

Reprinted with permission from Last Saturday night, Trump lashed out at Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) over the failure of Trump’s nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary by threatening to spill unspecified secrets about Tester. At a rally in Washington, Michigan, Trump went on a tirade about the nomination of his personal physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, to head the Veterans Administration. The […]

April 29, 2018

Rep. Gowdy: Intelligence Committee Report Did Not Vindicate Trump

Reprinted with permission from Trump seized on the Republican House Intelligence Committee’s sham report last week to once again push his “no collusion” talking point. But South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, a prominent member of that committee, shot the argument down Sunday morning. On CBS News’ Face the Nation, host Margaret Brennan pointed out that Gowdy’s committee did […]

April 29, 2018

Trump’s Mitch Warns Him: We’re Going To Lose Midterm

Republican leaders and senior White House officials are so concerned that Trump is leading the party towards a midterm election disaster that they have staged an intervention with him, hoping to get him to change his behavior before November. The New York Times reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) directly confronted Trump with the […]

April 29, 2018
Michael Cohen

Trump’s Tabloid Pals At National Enquirer Attacking Michael Cohen

The latest issue of the National Enquirer highlights Trump attorney Michael Cohen under the heading “PAYOFFS & THREATS EXPOSED” and promises to reveal his “SECRETS & LIES!”

April 29, 2018
Michelle Wolf

At WHCA Dinner, Michelle Wolf Infuriates Thin-Skinned Trumpists

Michelle Wolf mocked White House officials offended by her remarks “It’s 2018 and I’m a woman so you cannot shut me up. Unless you have Michael Cohen wire me $130,000.”

April 29, 2018
North Korea

Huge Obstacles May Thwart North Korea Deal

North Korea has reportedly agreed going into the talks to accept the U.S. military presence, but it remains to be seen if the U.S. will agree to alter its military posture and force structure from one of war preparation to a goal of non-aggression.

April 27, 2018

Yee Haw! Is Trump’s Appeal To White Voters Waning Already?

So here’s my question: If Trump’s going to make America great again, when was America last great? And what was so great about it? Here in the South, where I’ve lived nearly all my adult life, the temptation is to wonder if the segregationist 1950s isn’t what some of the president’s keenest supporters have in […]

April 25, 2018

Blasting Trump Justice, Republican Federal Judge Fully Reinstates DACA

In another sharp blow to the Trump administration’s immigration policy, US District Judge John Bates reinstated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that was scheduled to end under a presidential order. Expanding on previous judicial orders rejecting the Trump policy, he ordered the administration to accept new DACA applications as well as to continue […]

April 24, 2018

Danziger: The Dangle Angle

Have you noticed how often Trump finds a way to mention presidential pardons in his Twitter feed? So have Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and a few other prosecutorial targets. Subtle!

April 23, 2018

Danziger: Cherchez La Femme

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 […]

April 23, 2018