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Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence holds a joint news conference with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (not pictured) following a House Republican party conference meeting in Washington, U.S. September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

“Red-Faced” Pence Humiliated By Trump’s Racism At Church Service Honoring MLK

Donald Trump may be psychologically impervious to feeling shame for his actions. But some other members of his administration seem all too easy to humiliate for their association with him. On Martin Luther King Day, Mike Pence and his wife attended a ceremony at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Maryland.

January 16, 2018
Trump, Vacations, Obama

Trump Spends MLK Day Golfing At Mar-a-Lago

Last Friday, Trump said he encouraged all Americans to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day “with acts of civic work and community service in honor of Dr. King’s extraordinary life… and his great legacy,” according to reports from the White House Press.

January 16, 2018
Democratic, healthy, resistance

Poll: Nearly Half Of U.S. Is In Trump ‘Resistance’

The number opposing Trump nearly matches the 43 percent who said the country is now worse off than when Trump took office, and the 44 percent who said they are “embarrassed” to have Trump as their president. Sixty-seven percent said they felt Trump was “working against me.”

January 16, 2018
Allies

Democrats Need To Stop Ingesting The Right’s Propaganda

Clinton left office with a higher approval rating than did Reagan. Yet the Democrat running to replace him, Vice President Al Gore, kept a distance between himself and Clinton during the campaign. Despite all the evidence that Clinton remained quite popular, Gore’s campaign chose to ingest the right’s propaganda that most Americans disliked him.

January 16, 2018

GOP Senators Squabbling Over Sh*thole Remarks

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is being hung out to dry as the Republican Party’s defense of Donald Trump’s racist and vulgar “shithole” comment last week regarding black immigrants to the U.S. has devolved into a Keystone Kops routine, with various players blindly bumping into each other.

January 16, 2018
'Donald'

The Popularity Of Baby Name ‘Donald’ Is Falling Dramatically

The Social Security Administration will soon release its ranking of the most common names of 2017, but until then, there are a few predictors suggesting “Donald” won’t be a popular one. The drop in baby Donalds fits a pattern since Trump first declared his candidacy for presidency. Between 2016-2017, the popularity of the name dropped by 50%, according to BabyCenter.

January 16, 2018
drug policy

A 24 Year-Old Is Running Drug Policy Because Experts Won’t Work For Trump

The Washington Post reports that the latest troubling example is at the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), where a 24-year-old recent college graduate — whose professional experience includes little more than working on the Trump campaign — has been named deputy chief of staff.

January 15, 2018
House

House Majority Leader To Trump: We’re Going To Lose

In the current political reality, the ten months until the midterm elections manages to feel like it is both light-years away and just around the corner. And for many in the Republican Party, under the “leadership” of Donald Trump, Election Day 2018 is not exactly something they are eagerly anticipating.

January 15, 2018
Trump, U.S. - Mexico relations

Trump Avoiding Press Corps After Hawaii Nuke Alert

Donald Trump’s press office came dangerously close to putting Trump in front of reporters during a disastrous weekend, but averted that catastrophe at the last second. While Trump avoided the press following his despicable racist rant and played golf while Hawaii endured 38 minutes of terror, White House reporters were kept away from Trump all weekend.

January 15, 2018
Trump, Tone

Humiliated Trump Says Immigration Deal ‘Probably Dead’

Global condemnation of the remark as racist has put the president on the defensive amid bipartisan attempts to negotiate a budget deal that would avert a looming government shutdown and remove the threat of deportation of the so-called “dreamers.”

January 15, 2018
shithole

Trump Hotel Pranked: ‘This Place Is A Shithole’ [VIDEO]

Trump Hotel in downtown Washington DC got a surprise makeover last night—with the expletive President Donald Trump has used to describe developing world countries beamed onto its outer walls. Video posted on Twitter shows the words “This Place is a Shithole” projected onto the walls of the hotel Saturday night, alongside poop emojis, and an arrow pointing at the establishment’s arched entrance.

January 15, 2018

Romney Texts ‘I’m Running’ For Utah Senate Seat

After Utah Senator Orrin announced his retirement in early January, rumors swirled about former Governor of Massachusetts and former 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney making a bid for the seat. On Sunday, Romney reportedly texted a top Utah businessman a very blunt response.

January 15, 2018

Offshore Drilling And Trump’s War On The Environment

It’s rare to see bipartisan agreement on much of anything these days. But an array of Republican and Democratic governors of states on the East and West coasts have found common cause in telling the Trump administration: Take your offshore oil rigs and put them where the sun don’t shine.

January 15, 2018
judges

When Enough Is Enough: The Trumping Of The Courts

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell likes to tell the story about the time he looked President Barack Obama in the eye, after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and told the president, by his own account, “You will not fill this Supreme Court vacancy.”

January 14, 2018

Entire Continent Of Africa Demands Retraction From Racist Trump

“The African Union Mission wishes to express its infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr. Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, which remarks dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity,” the union said in a statement.

January 14, 2018

Why The 25th Amendment Route For Dumping Trump Will Probably Remain A Fantasy

Democrats and Republicans who are desperate to end Donald Trump’s presidency are looking with renewed interest at the U.S. Constitution’s 25th Amendment, which provides a path for the vice president, Cabinet and Congress to remove a president if he is deemed “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”

January 14, 2018
Trump, FBI, Twitter

Haiti Accuses Trump Of Laundering Money For Former Dictator ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier

More than a fifth of Trump’s condominiums in the U.S. have been purchased since the 1980s in secretive cash transactions that fit a Treasury Department definition of suspicious transactions, reported Buzzfeed News.

January 14, 2018
Pro-trump group, campaign finance

Trump Paid Former Porn Star $130k

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is a former adult-film star who allegedly had a sexual encounter with Trump. Clifford and Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen—a former attorney for the Trump Organization—arranged the $130,000 along with a nondisclosure agreement.

January 13, 2018

Norway vs USA: How The 2 Countries Stack Up On Health Care, Income And Life Expectancy

Trump took to Twitter Friday, denying that he referred to some countries in places such as Africa as “shithole” nations. “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough,” he tweeted, “but this was not the language used.” Still, many wondered why people would leave the Scandinavian nation for the U.S. in the first place.

January 13, 2018
poll watchers

Trump Thought Only Black People Were On Welfare

In the spring of 2017, the newly elected president met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus. During that meeting, one of the members mentioned to Trump that welfare reform would be detrimental to her constituents— adding, “Not all of whom are black,” according to NBC.

January 13, 2018

Ohio Senate Candidate Defends Trump’s Racist Remarks

During an interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, Renacci suggested that because Trump’s racist, vile language mirrors what some Americans privately think, that makes it OK for the president of the United States to give voice to those vulgar attacks.

January 13, 2018
Winfrey

Oprah Will Not Save Us—We Have To Save Ourselves

Despite the post-2016 surge of activism—the protests and the calls to Congress that have been the only silver lining in this cesspool of a presidency—the reaction to Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes suggests liberals have yet to give up on their dream of an avenging angel. It was not a campaign announcement; it was a call to arms.

January 13, 2018
Trump, Tone

Trump Complains About Allowing Immigrants From ‘Shithole’ Countries

“What do we want Haitians here for?” the president asked, according to the people briefed. “Why do we want all these people from Africa here? Why do we want all these people from shithole countries?” The president added, “We should have people from places like Norway.”

January 12, 2018

Poll: Biden, Sanders Ahead Of Winfrey In 2020 Dem Bid

Democrat and former Vice President Joe Biden, along with former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, would beat out supposed 2020 hopeful and media scion Oprah Winfrey for the Democrats nomination well before Winfrey could square off against incumbent Donald Trump, a new poll released Thursday found.

January 12, 2018
Trump Congressional address

Trump Tweets Poll That Gives Obama Credit For Economy

While Trump is right that these numbers are the highest positive rating for Quinnipiac polls on the economy since 2001, the poll also found that 49 percent of American voters believe former President Barack Obama to be responsible for the current state of the economy. Only 40 percent of voters said that Trump was responsible.

January 12, 2018