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Conway

#EndorseThis: Kellyanne Conway Struggles Bigly To Sidestep Evidence Of Collusion

“Everybody’s trying to convert wishful thinking into hard evidence,” the administration’s loyal spin doctor, Kellyanne Conway, told Good Morning America‘s George Stephanopoulos on Monday, shortly after hard evidence emerged of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Don’t hold your breath waiting for Conway to admit her screw-up. FULL INTERVIEW: @GStephanopoulos interviews @KellyannePolls following latest […]

July 11, 2017
lies

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Translates Trumpcare’s Language Of Lies

Seth Meyers is an honest man, but he can speak the prevaricating lingo of the Republicans, also known as big lies. When HHS Secretary Tom Price or Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) spin the latest version of the “health care bill,” Meyers translates those whoppers with ease. (Cassidy’s slippery defense of the Senate bill is especially […]

June 27, 2017
Conway

#EndorseThis: Mika And Joe Claim Conway Scorned Trump Off Camera

The way that Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough finish each other’s sentences on Morning Joe — now that they’ve announced their engagement — is too cute. But Kellyanne Conway probably isn’t charmed, because today MSNBC’s fun couple chattered on about her . And what they said wasn’t flattering.

May 15, 2017
Comey firing

#EndorseThis: Colbert Solves The Mystery Behind Comey Firing

For the truly gullible, the White House brought forth that letter on the Comey firing from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — prompting Colbert to snark that the Department of Justice should be renamed “the Department of Justification.”

May 12, 2017
danziger

Danziger: Just Wind Her Up And She Lies For Hours

Like many Americans, Danziger noticed the disappearance of Kellyanne Conway — and sighed deeply on the night of Comey’s firing, when she suddenly materialized on television. Evidently in emergencies they let her out of the White House basement.

May 10, 2017
The Simpsons

#EndorseThis: ‘The Simpsons’ Sends Up Those First 100 Days

On ‘The Simpsons,’ Trump ruminates: “One hundred days in office, so many accomplishments. Lowered my golf handicap. My Twitter following increased by 700. And finally, we can shoot hibernating bears.”

April 28, 2017
Danziger trolls Conway

Danziger: Paranoia Strikes Deep

In her zeal to defend Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway argued that the government could spy on people through their microwave ovens — a scenario Danizger imagines she might even take the trouble to demonstrate.

March 13, 2017
Danziger puts Kislyak on the couch

Danziger: A Hot Couch Potato

Russia experts tell us that leading figures in Moscow get most of their ideas about America from the news. So Danziger surmises that Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, might well mimic Kellyanne Conway, the presidential adviser who put her feet up on an Oval Office couch. Then again, he’s probably too smart to imitate her.

March 8, 2017
California, Trump, Ethics

How The Trump Administration May Be Skirting Its Own Ethics Rules

The hiring of three former lobbyists to work in the White House raises questions about how the Trump administration is enforcing the president’s executive order on ethics.

March 4, 2017
Kellyanne Conway, Alternative Facts

Trump’s Spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway Returns From Exile

Being silenced by the White House must have been devastating. We are left to wonder if, deprived of video contact with Mika Brzezinski and Jake Tapper, Kellyanne suffered clinical symptoms of withdrawal.

February 28, 2017
Flynn

Flynn Scandal Shatters Trump’s ‘Alternative Fact’ Cocoon

Presidents from both parties have always enjoyed partisan cheerleaders in the press who will defend an administration from attacks and enthusiastically support its agenda. But what the Trump team is trying to assemble is something else entirely. It’s trying to build its own self-sustaining, hermetically sealed information bubble so that Trump, his aides, and his supporters don’t have to acknowledge everyday facts.

February 16, 2017
Chaffetz, Republican, Flynn

The 10 Most Galling Republican Responses To The Flynn Scandal

With a few notable exceptions, the calls to investigate Trump’s ties to the Kremlin have largely fallen on deaf ears with a Republican Party that has proven time and again it is willing to accommodate scandal and disgrace so long as it doesn’t impede its exercise of power.

February 15, 2017
Conway, ethics

Ethics Office: White House Should Weigh Disciplinary Action Against Conway

The ethics office has little enforcement power, but it can formally recommend disciplinary action if the White House does not act. That recommendation would not be binding, and the process would take until late April or early May. If the ethics office does formally recommend discipline, it would be up to the White House to decide any steps against Conway.

February 15, 2017
Flynn

Flynn Drama Has All The Intrigue Of A Russian Spy Thriller

If the late, great Donald Westlake had written spy thrillers instead of crime capers, they’d read a lot like the opening weeks of the Trump administration. Flynn’s not the first, and he’ll surely be far from the last, to learn that Trump’s insistence upon personal loyalty is a one-way street.

February 15, 2017
Danziger on Trumpnado

Danziger: If They Only Had A Heart, A Brain, And A Little Courage

As Republicans cower and run for shelter, Danziger depicts the looming Trumpnado, portent of doom — while the Wicked Witch of the West Wing flies on, ever higher.

February 14, 2017
Stephen Miller, Trump Surrogates, Lie

Trump’s Team Of TV Surrogates Constantly Lie

This current crisis of confidence is about an entire White House philosophy of dishonesty driven by Trump himself. And that certainly includes Trump TV surrogates such as Spicer and Miller, who are quickly amassing resumes built around pushing daily falsehoods. If news producers are avoiding Conway, they should also be pondering the worth of hosting Spicer and Miller.

February 14, 2017
Danziger watches Flynn and Trump circling

Danziger: The New Order

The Leader is reportedly displeased with his bumbling White House staff. But as Danziger observes, Trump likes toadies who hail him and repeat his lies — which may provide an object lesson for his beleaguered national security adviser, Mike Flynn.

February 13, 2017
Justice Warned Trump On Flynn

Justice Department Reportedly Warned Trump On Flynn

Top White House officials have been reviewing Flynn’s contacts with the Russians and whether he discussed the possibility of lifting U.S. sanctions on Russia once Trump took office. That would potentially be in violation of a law banning private citizens from engaging in foreign policy, known as the Logan Act.

“He’s not out of the woods,” said a U.S. official who is familiar with the transcripts of intercepted communications between Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, in late December. This official said Flynn “did discuss sanctions.”

February 13, 2017
Trump declares war on Nordstrom?

#EndorseThis: Trump Declares War On…Nordstrom?

Trevor Noah suspects the Ivanka blowup may hint at deeper political problems. “For someone who would have won the popular vote, Trump seems pretty unpopular! IIt must be those millions of dead illegal immigrants who aren’t buying Ivanka Trump shoes.”

February 9, 2017
Ivanka Trump

Did Kellyanne Conway Break The Law By Plugging Ivanka’s Brand?

“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff …I’m going to go get some myself today,” Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway told Fox News in an interview from the White House. “I’m going to give a free commercial here: Go buy it today, everybody.” Norman Eisen, who served as an ethics adviser to Obama, said Conway’s comments amounted to an advertisement and violated government ethics law.

February 9, 2017
Conway

Conway’s Bowling Green Massacre Claim Wasn’t An ‘Honest Mistake’

The good news is Conway’s awkward “massacre” fabrication was quickly and aggressively debunked, and her reputation may have suffered a long-term hit. The disturbing downside: The Conway incident isn’t a random, dismissible incident. As the Trump White House has proven repeatedly, making things up is becoming the rule, not the exception.

February 8, 2017
Kellyanne Conway

Kellyanne Conway Throws Gutter Ball, Massacres Facts

Take the bogus Bowling Green massacre story, with the underlying wailing about how the evil, evil press didn’t report that Obama banned Muslims from Iraq afterward. The horrifying question: Is Conway just a liar, or is she so uninformed that she doesn’t know everything she said was untrue?

February 7, 2017
Colbert is a Bowling Green Truther

#EndorseThis: Now Stephen Colbert Is A Bowling Green Massacre Truther

Yet Trump himself apparently believes at least one of the most obvious lies told by Kellyanne Conway — namely, her reference to the Bowling Green Massacre on not just one but three separate occasions. Otherwise, why would he have accused the “very, very dishonest” news media of covering up major terrorist incidents when he spoke to US Army personnel at Central Command on Monday?

February 7, 2017
Muslim Ban

The Right Way To Oppose The Muslim Ban

Americans concerned with national security can’t help but see dangers in the amateurish nature of this policy rollout, now frozen by the courts. Some may have found comic relief in Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway’s reference to the nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre.” But such dumb statements from top administration officials have turned America into an international laughingstock.

February 6, 2017