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Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Donald Trump’s Strange Bro-mances With Duterte And Putin

Duterte, a self-styled “toughie” who boasts of personally killing many people and who likes to compare himself to Satan, has been on a murderous rampage since his election last year. In the name of eliminating drugs, he has unleashed a massive military assault across the country, not merely targeting dealers, but also anyone using drugs.

November 17, 2017

Should Trump Be Able To Start A Nuclear War?

Every home should have some essential items around in case of a disaster or another emergency — including canned goods, bottled water, spare batteries and a first-aid kit. But in 2017, every American should also have at hand an answer to one question: What would you do if you had only half an hour to live?

November 17, 2017
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Mueller Has Subpoenaed Documents Relating To Russia From The Trump Campaign: Report

The Wall Street Journal reports that a source has confirmed investigators under special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed the 2016 campaign of then-candidate Donald Trump for documents containing Russia-related keywords.

November 17, 2017

Trump Drinks Water With Two Hands In Odd Speech

During a televised speech from the White House on Wednesday summarizing his recent trip to Asia, Trump seemed to have difficulty breathing and had to pause to drink water, using two hands to grasp his Fiji water bottle before continuing.

November 16, 2017
Trump, Russian Hacking

Six Democrats Introduce Trump Impeachment Articles

A group of Democrats on Wednesday announced that they would be filing multiple articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, marking the most significant push to remove the president from office. The move was led by Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee…

November 16, 2017

Go Ahead, Republicans. Investigate Hillary. Again.

Whenever the legal walls start closing in on Donald Trump, the president releases a bad rabbit on the political field, a creature invisible to all but the haters of Hillary Clinton. The most recent example is his attorney general’s call to “evaluate certain issues” regarding the sale of a majority stake in Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation.

November 16, 2017
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Defaulted Federal Loan Official Resigns After Pro Publica Report

A senior official in charge of a federal loan guarantee program resigned after ProPublica reported his prior role in obtaining a guarantee under the same program as part of a deal that failed. The official, Gavin Clarkson, stepped down Monday as deputy assistant secretary…

November 16, 2017
Trump, Obamacare, Congress

Trump Lies 9 Times A Day On Average Lately

As of 3am Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Donald Trump has told 1,628 lies since taking office. We know this because the Washington Post has been diligently watching the numbers, keeping tabs on Trump’s huge fibs and falsehoods.

November 16, 2017
Deranged Trump, Right-Wing

Congress Is Reviewing Trump’s Nuclear Authority

The U.S. military is “obligated” to prevent President Donald Trump from launching a nuclear strike against North Korea if it deems the order to be illegal, the former head of U.S. Strategic Command said Monday during a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

November 15, 2017
Sessions, Department Of Justice

Sessions Is Considering Appointing A Second Special Counsel To Investigate Clinton Allegations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering appointing a second special counsel to investigate a raft of allegations connected to Hillary Clinton, a move that would fulfill long-standing demands from President Donald Trump and the Republican base.

November 15, 2017
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Is Fox News Running The Trump Justice Department?

“I don’t want to be Chicken Little, but, you know what, this is what happens in authoritarian countries like Turkey and Russia, that when a party takes power, they start criminally investigating their opponents,” CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin warned this morning.

November 15, 2017
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A Wide-Open Door For Pesticide Lobbyists At The Agriculture Department

Teams like Adcock’s, created under an executive order by President Trump, had been taking heat from Democratic lawmakers over their secrecy. What little was publicly known suggested that some of the groups’ members had deep ties to the industries being regulated.

November 15, 2017
Trump, Enemy

What Does Dictator Putin Have On Donald Trump?

Otherwise, Americans cannot count upon this president to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution any more than they could trust him alone with their wives or daughters. To Trump, patriotism is a one-way street running from his deluded voters to his grandiose sense of entitlement.

November 15, 2017
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Top Senate Democrat Wants Donald Jr To Testify In Public

Not only does Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) want President Donald Trump’s son Don Jr. to testify, he wants the testimony to be public. During a discussion about who needed to be interviewed, Warner checked off two big names.

November 14, 2017

Sacrificing Wildlife For Oil Is A Fool’s Bargain

Were the U.S. facing a national emergency (which we weren’t back then, either), we’d be having a different conversation. Not only is America now far less dependent on energy imports but also it’s become an exporter. And note that there’s currently very little rending of garments over the price of gas.

November 14, 2017
Trump, American First

GOP Tax Plan Will Ruin Families With Sick And Disabled Members

The House and Senate Republican tax bills continue the GOP’s war on financially vulnerable Americans, underscoring yet again that the GOP will stop at nothing to take away benefits from any person, in any state, who might vote blue.

November 14, 2017
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Why Sebastian Gorka WIll Make Fox News Even Worse

On Wednesday, Sean Hannity announced that former White House national security aide Sebastian Gorka would be joining Fox News as a national security strategist. Experts have repeatedly questioned Gorka’s supposed national security expertise.

November 13, 2017
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‘I Wouldn’t Call Kim Short And Fat,’ Tweets Trump

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un engaged in a new round of and jibes Saturday, when Trump sarcastically said he would never call Kim “short and fat” after North Korea described Trump as a “dotard.”

November 13, 2017
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Virginia, A Ray Of Light On A Rainy Day

Forgive my blue gloom. Clinton was for all seasons — first lady, senator, secretary of state. She deserved better: a fair chance, not to be run down in the mud of her opponent’s misogyny. Her defeat was a defeat for every woman and girl who avidly supported her. My sister and her girl campaigned door to door in Las Vegas.

November 11, 2017

Modern Republicans Stand For Exactly One Thing

The 21st-century Republican Party is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, the empire of the insanely rich and ultra-conservative Koch brothers. In its current iteration, the party’s only permanent principle is to cut taxes for the nation’s one-percenters.

November 11, 2017

Senate Plan Would Scrap Income And Property Tax Deductions

With the Senate GOP’s unveiling of its tax plan, key differences with the House version became apparent. Among the biggest potential losers in both plans are residents in high-cost states, who rely heavily on itemized deductions for state, local and property taxes.

November 10, 2017
Kushner, Trump, Nepotism

Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner Engaged In ‘Unethical’ Helicopter Use: Report

Unnamed officials told Newsweek that President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner used a helicopter owned by a Trump business for a personal vacation. Their use of the private aircraft “blurs the line” between the White House and the Trump family’s personal business interests, according to the officials, and appears to be unethical.

November 10, 2017
Democrats struggling to stem the tide

Post-Election, GOP Is A ‘Frothing Cauldron Of Panic’

“Ed Gillespie’s resounding loss in Tuesday’s Virginia governor’s race—coupled with a series of other losses in lower-profile races around the country—will likely take what was bubbling concern among Republicans about their prospects in the 2018 midterms and transform it into a frothing cauldron of panic,” wrote Chris Cillizza, CNN’s editor-at-large and a longtime Washington analyst.

November 10, 2017
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There Are Plenty Of Good Reasons To Oppose Mega-Mergers. “Trump Hates CNN” Isn’t One Of Them.

Did President Donald Trump torpedo AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner as part of an ongoing feud with Time Warner subsidiary CNN? At this point, it almost doesn’t matter. The fact that the question can be raised shows that the damage to the press and to the political system has already been done.

November 10, 2017
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Washington’s Real Uranium Scandal

As Republicans have launched a trumped-up investigation into Hillary Clinton’s tenuous connection to the 2010 sale of a uranium company, those same Republicans are preparing to hand over protected public land to uranium mining companies.

November 10, 2017