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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Trump Is Obsessed With His Twitter Following—Too Bad Most Of His Followers Are Fake

President Donald Trump loves to brag about his Twitter following. As more revelations brewed around the Trump campaign’s possible involvement with Russia, Trump tweeted on June 17 about his overall social media following: 100 million strong, or so he claims, and Twitter of course being his favorite method of communication.

July 25, 2017
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Mike Pence’s Opportunity

Donald Trump and those around him have made a long series of mistakes stemming from his campaign’s contacts with Russians and subsequent inquiries into the matter, which raise the real possibility of his impeachment. But none of those compares to his biggest blunder: choosing Mike Pence as his running mate.

July 25, 2017
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Does Anyone Really Think Corporate Profiteers Are Going To Educate Our Children Well?

Where are Charlie and Dave, Mrs. Koch’s two mischievous boys?While the Koch brothers have stayed out of the national limelight since the White House was acquired by Trump and Company, that doesn’t mean the two right-wing billionaire brats are any less active…

July 24, 2017
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Paul Krugman: Trump Is A Big Baby Who Threatens The Health Of Millions

Since he took office in January, Donald Trump has predicted the imminent demise of Obamacare. Six months later, the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land, and the GOP is no closer to repeal and replacement. In fact, the states where the legislation is failing to meet its stated goals are almost exclusively those controlled by the Republican Party.

July 23, 2017
Steve Bannon, head of the news website Breitbart News, was named to the new position of campaign chief executive officer. Bannon, a conservative flamethrower was referred to by ousted Corey Lewandowski as "a street fighter" like himself. The campaign statement announcing the changes touted a Bloomberg Politics article that branded Bannon "the most dangerous political operative in America." REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

How Breitbart Media Created The Paranoid, Fact-Averse Nation That Elected Trump

Right-wing media evolved into a hall of mirrors in 2016, when Breitbart displaced Fox News as the key agenda-setting and attack-leading epicenter of a disinformation-filled, paranoid ecosystem promoting Donald Trump and his pro-white America agenda.

July 22, 2017
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5 Reasons Trump Is A Health Calamity Waiting To Happen

No reasonable person (which automatically rules out his base) sees Donald Trump as a paragon of good health. The oldest person to enter the presidency, Trump maintains a lifestyle conspicuously absent of practices that might be labeled “health minded.”

July 21, 2017
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Sinclair Is Trying To Bring The Fox News Model To Your Local News Station

The local TV news giant has been pushing a right-wing slant on local television stations across the country for years. Owned by the Smiths, a family of longtime Republican donors who have all the ambition of News Corp.’s Rupert Murdoch but a much lower profile, Sinclair has mostly flown under the radar.

July 20, 2017
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Is Trump Losing Fox News?

Fox News remains President Trump’s favorite news channel, and Sean Hannity his single greatest champion. But mounting criticism from the latter’s Fox co-anchors this week suggests the network’s support for the president may be eroding.

July 20, 2017
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Why Not Call It Treason?

Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian government attorney, a Russian government lobbyist and others to obtain damaging information about Hillary Clinton does not qualify as treason, the Washington Post explained, because of the language of the Constitution.

July 20, 2017
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Did Macron Just Convince Trump To Reenter The Paris Agreement?

The friendship between the United States and France goes way back—all the way to 1775, when France secretly began sending supplies to the Americans during the Revolutionary War. In fact, France was the first ally of the new United States. (Of course, it helped that France was pretty angry at Great Britain over the territory it lost during the French and Indian War.)

July 19, 2017
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Hotelier-In-Chief: Here Are The Trumps’ New Hotels

Last August, Mississippi’s governor introduced a local hotel developer to then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a $1,000-per-plate private fundraiser in Jackson. The developer, Suresh Chawla, had long been a campaign donor to the governor, Phil Bryant.

July 19, 2017
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Pro-Trump Outlets Falsely Suggest The Clintons Murdered A Former Haitian Government Official

Media outlets that favor President Donald Trump are claiming that former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were involved with the death of a former Haitian government official. The claim is just the latest in a long-running series of unsupported allegations that the Clintons have murdered people.

July 19, 2017
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump shows off the size of his hands as Fox News Channel moderators Brett Baier (L) and Megyn Kelly (R) look on at the U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Detroit, Michigan, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

What Can We Really Do About Trump? And What Is Trump Doing To Us?

Many of us feel like we’re in an unfamiliar and disorienting situation. We’ve never imagined, much less experienced anything remotely like the behavior and attitude of Donald Trump. In this new reality, we live in a state where our leader—the most powerful person in the world—lies consistently, is completely unreliable and cannot be trusted.

July 18, 2017
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Trump Trauma Is Real. Here’s How To Fight Back

This isn’t about self-pitying sore losers, but genuine physical and mental manifestations of fear and anxiety confirmed by clinicians. Symptoms vary from person to person, but can include insomnia, panic attacks, irritability, malaise, anti-social feelings and depression.

July 17, 2017
Mueller

What Robert Mueller Learned From Investigating Enron

Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, will surely be making calls to everyone involved in the now infamous meeting, including the president’s son; the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner; and his campaign chairman at the time, Paul Manafort. As he does, the question is whether Mueller will be able to build a case that goes all the way to the top. That could depend on what lessons he learned from overseeing the task force that investigated one of the biggest fraud cases in American history: the collapse of the energy giant Enron.

July 14, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Conan Casts Russia Scandal Made-For-TV Movie

Conan O’Brien is rarely acknowledged for his political comedy. And this bit is hardly as cutting as, say, Colbert’s monologue on any given night.

July 14, 2017
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7 Reasons Why A Cornered Trump Is A Real Threat To Our Country And Constitution

In a moment of crisis, Donald Trump can be expected to take actions that follow his habits, which (the Bible tells us) become character, and which, in turn, determine destiny. How will Trump determine his destiny as scandal envelops the White House?

July 14, 2017
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Is Trump Simply The Worst Human Being We Can Imagine? 14 Experts Weigh In

No doubt, there are historians who are already willing to call Donald Trump the worst president in history. It is hard to imagine how, in such a short time, an elected president could reveal how truly bad he is; how ignorant, insensitive, mendacious, dysfunctional, self-centered, and at times borderline psychotic. But all this may add up to more than just “worst president.” Trump may be the worst human being alive—the most hated person in America and throughout the world today.

July 10, 2017
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New Poll Reveals The First Word That Comes To Mind When Americans Think Of Trump

Have you seen anything since then that would move the needle away from “idiot”? Or from “ignorant” (the ninth most frequent answer), or “stupid” (12th)? He doesn’t know what’s in the Senate’s health care bill. He’s not reading his intelligence briefings. He’s watching more Fox News than your cranky uncle. His behavior seems engineered to provoke responses like, “Can you believe what an idiot/ignoramus/stupid person Trump is?”

July 8, 2017

As Trump Visits, US Agrees To Sell Missile Defense To Poland

President Donald Trump opened his second visit to Europe at a Polish castle Thursday, welcomed by President Andrzej Duda and a vigorous handshake. The leaders then retreated to a room decorated with red walls for their private talks. Afterward, they spoke to reporters.

July 6, 2017
A combination photo shows a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) handout of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released on May 10, 2016, and Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump posing for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA handout via Reuters/File Photo & REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Trump On Course Toward War With North Korea

The combination of Trump’s ignorance and belligerence has worried U.S. and international nuclear experts from the start of his presidency. Now North Korea’s response to Trump—fast improving ballistic technology and Kim Jong-un’s own brand of belligerence—has the world growing alarmed.

July 6, 2017
CNN

More People Trust CNN Than Trump, Poll Shows

Trump openly despises CNN and often refers to the network-and many others-as ‘fake news,’ but the majority of people questioned in a poll by Survey Monkey trust information from the news network over the president. “The fight… between the White House and major media outlets has made the question of truthfulness just as partisan-tinged as health care or other policies,” SurveyMonkey’s Jon Cohen told Axios.

July 5, 2017
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Why Trump’s Attraction To Russia Is So Dark And Dangerous

The links between President Trump and Russia will prove to be deeper and darker than many Americans now believe. This is according to Timothy Snyder, a noted historian of the 20th century’s tyrannical regimes in Eastern Europe, who said the U.S. is now moving down a cultural and political path that has much in common with Russia under Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian and oligarchic rule.

July 5, 2017
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Donald Trump’s Limit On Refugees Approaching Fast

There are nearly three months left in the government’s fiscal year, but authorities will soon hit a cap on the number of refugees allowed into the nation under a contentious Trump administration policy. This week, the U.S. will likely accept a total of 50,000 refugees so far this fiscal year, USA Today reported Monday. The ceiling was set by President Donald Trump as part of his multi pronged plan to curtail immigration. It would mark the lowest total number of refugees allowed into the U.S. in a decade.

July 4, 2017
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Americans Support Impeachment More Than Trump

For a minute there, things were looking up for President Donald Trump—by late last week his approval rating was hovering around 40 percent, which isn’t great but marked an improvement for the former reality TV star. But then Trump spent the holiday weekend railing against the press and blasting off tweetstorms—and the president’s approval rating took a plunge over the weekend.

July 4, 2017