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Monday, September 25, 2017
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Congress Just Sent A Resolution Opposing White Supremacy To Trump’s Desk

A resolution offering forceful condemnation of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups was passed unanimously by both chambers of Congress and sent to President Donald Trump’s desk on Tuesday. The language leaves no room for equivocation, explicitly condemning the vehicular killing of Heather Heyer as a “domestic terrorist attack.”

September 14, 2017
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Latino GOP Organization President Rips Trump’s DACA Decision: ‘It’s Insulting And Sad’

Shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions broke the news that Trump would be ending the “Dreamers” program, also known as Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Alfonso Aguilar appeared on CNN to voice his disgust. “It’s insulting and sad,” said the president of Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. “If the goal of the President of the United States is to deal with ‘heart,’ as he said, with DACA recipients, then the president failed miserably.”

September 6, 2017
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‘Impeach Trump’ Billboard Erected Outside Mar-a-Lago

The billboard is up on Southern Boulevard, which is one street that links directly to Trump’s estate. He’s often been criticized for not only spending too much time at Mar-a-Lago but for golfing and vacationing too often. Just recently, Trump wrapped up a 17-day “working vacation” at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. In a press release, the impeachment campaigners note that the billboard’s purpose is to “remind” the Republican that “no one is above the law.”

September 3, 2017

Defiant McCain Returns To Denounce Trump

McCain has rarely been timid, and in many ways, he is continuing the course set in July when he stunned Washington with his vote against the health care bill. At the time, he urged senators in a piercing floor speech to quit listening to the “bombastic loudmouths” on partisan talk radio and online, and get to work by returning to the regular congressional order of committee hearings and votes to address the nation’s concerns, regardless of party.

September 3, 2017
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How Jeff Sessions Misrepresented The Trump Administration’s Expansion Of Military Supplies For Police

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Monday that President Trump would make defensive gear available to police again by undoing a policy from the Obama administration. Trump then signed an executive order whose title emphasized that branding: “Restoring State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement’s Access to Life-Saving Equipment and Resources.”

September 2, 2017
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Trump Rescinded Obama’s Flood Risk Rules Before Harvey

Donald Trump signed away Obama-era flood standards just weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in a bid to get infrastructure projects approved more quickly. The rule signed by former president Barack Obama in 2015 had not yet come into effect but aimed to make infrastructure more resilient to the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and flooding.

August 28, 2017
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Will The Nightmare Of President Trump Become The Nightmare Of President Pence?

Will this time be different? Has Trump finally crossed a line that’s the beginning of the unraveling of his presidency? Last week he threatened nuclear war with North Korea. This week he doubled down on defending white supremacists even as his allies, corporate executives and military and intelligence chiefs, backed away.

August 22, 2017
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Leading Progressive Dem. Congressman: War With North Korea Is Grounds For Impeachment

Ted Lieu is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing California’s 33rd congressional district since 2015. Rep. Lieu served in the JAG corps from 1995-1999 and as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 2000-2016. Lieu has been an outspoken critic of the war on Yemen, and more recently, of President Trump’s authority to unilaterally authorize a nuclear first strike.

August 13, 2017
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The Gripping Story Behind The Case For Trump-Putin Collusion

While the Washington press corps and the rest of the world was distracted last week by the antics of the Mooch, Spicey, and the Donald, Bill Browder, an American-born British banker, was relegated to the side stage of C-SPAN3. For the Senate Judiciary Committee and the hard-core cable audience, Browder laid out what NPR called “a terrifying and complex picture of Putin’s Russia.”

August 3, 2017
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Bannon’s Phony Populism Won’t Save Trump’s Sinking Ship

One faint sound you can hear emanating from the imploding Trump White House is the whispering of senior adviser Steve Bannon in the ear of his embattled boss: Go left, old man, go left. This advice, first reported by the leftist scribes of the Intercept and the venture capital mavens at Axios, is to raise taxes on the rich.

August 2, 2017
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Constantly In An Angry Frenzy, Trump Is An Out-Of-Control Chief Executive

Once upon a time, President Trump was capable of sublimating his rage and bluster into actions that seemed presidential, at least occasionally. His address to Congress in late February, while oversold as the “moment he became president,” was at least a competent execution of an ancient Washington ritual.

July 28, 2017
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Trump: Immigrants ‘Slice And Dice’ Beautiful Girls

President Donald Trump compared America to a nation under wartime occupation that needs to be liberated from illegal immigrants during a “Make America Great Again” rally in Ohio Tuesday night.

July 27, 2017

Trump Pressures Sessions To Replace The Acting FBI Director

In two tweets Wednesday morning, Trump criticized Sessions for not replacing Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, whose wife ran for office in Virginia as a Democrat in 2015 and received contributions from the state Democratic Party.

July 27, 2017
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Trump Decrees On Twitter That Transgender People Are Now Banned From Military Service

According to a 2016 study by the Rand Corporation commissioned by the Department of Defense, there are about 11,000 transgender people in active duty and the reserves. Despite Trump’s claim that transgender people are a “burden” to the military, the Rand study found that allowing transgender people to serve openly “would have a minimal impact on readiness and health care costs.”

July 27, 2017
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Donald Trump’s Ideal Attorney General Is This Random Fox News Anchor

The possible removal of the nation’s top law enforcement officer because he has not prosecuted the president’s former political rival is deeply troubling and points to Trump’s authoritarian tendencies. But it also shows that the president is trapped in a right-wing media feedback loop.

July 26, 2017
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Here Are 5 Of Trump’s Most Buffoonish GOP Defenders

Shortly after arriving at his Sterling, Virginia golf club on Sunday, President Trump lashed out at his own party via Twitter. “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President,” Trump tweeted.

July 26, 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