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Sunday, December 17, 2017
White House

Trump ‘Resented’ Ivanka’s Criticism Of Roy Moore

According to a Politico report, the president felt “resentful and angry” when Ivanka Trump condemned Moore in November and told the Associated Press there’s “a special place in hell for people who prey on children.”

December 12, 2017
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Trump Group Sends 12-Year-Old Girl To Interview Roy Moore

The America First Project published a video Sunday that showed Millie March—who rose to fame at the age of 11 during the 2016 election due to her support for Donald Trump—interviewing Moore as part of his campaign for election in Alabama.

December 12, 2017
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Trump’s Treasury Admits Tax Plan Won’t Pay For Itself

After months of pressure from watchdog groups, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, led by Trump-appointee Steve Mnuchin, has released a one-page analysis of the Republican tax bill. The report shows that even when analyzed under Republican-favored methods, the tax cuts will enlarge…

December 12, 2017
Obama, Clean Energy

Whom Do We Thank For Today’s Strong Economy?

The economic gauges have been improving steadily for the eight years of the current recovery. Barack Obama was president for seven of them. As the first year of the Donald Trump presidency draws to a close, the economy’s growth has continued — but it has not accelerated in a meaningful way.

December 12, 2017
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Trump’s Fake News: He Didn’t Repeal 860 Regulations

Under pressure to name any of Donald Trump’s accomplishments as the calendar winds down on his first year in office, and unable to point to any bills passed or agenda items completed, the White House has of late begun to point to rolling back regulations.

December 12, 2017
Trump, Enemy

Women Harassed By Trump Demand Official Probe

Now, in light of the cultural revolution underway as powerful men across the country and being publicly shamed for their previous transgressions — and paying the price with their careers — these women want to be heard again.

December 12, 2017

As Impeachment Gains Momentum, Pelosi Is Skeptical

“It’s time for the American public to ponder the gravity and consequences of the scandal engulfing the White House,” writes CNN commentator Errol Louis. “We know Trump has been trying in every way possible to deny, delay or discredit efforts by the Justice Department to ferret out the connections between the administration and a hostile foreign power.”

December 12, 2017
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Trump’s Accusers Offer New Revelations

On Monday morning, three women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual abuse appeared on Megyn Kelly’s NBC Morning Show and took part in a press conference led by Brave New Films to demand a congressional investigation into the charges against the president.

December 12, 2017
Trump, Twitter

Trump Triumphs Over His Appeasers

Donald Trump knows the story of Winston Churchill, whose judgment was: “Chamberlain had the choice between war and shame. Now he has chosen shame — he’ll get war later.” A year later, he was proved right. But the lesson Trump learned from World War II is that aggression can pay off.

December 11, 2017

GOP Tax Promotes Offshoring Of US Jobs

Ford hit Michigan and its auto workers with some crappy holiday news. Instead of building a $700 million electric vehicle factory in Michigan as promised in January, Ford will construct the plant in Mexico.

December 11, 2017
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Theological Scholar Explains Shocking Reason Trump Supporters Celebrated Armageddon At Florida Rally

In a Pensacola, Florida rally Friday evening, Republican state Senator Doug Broxson suggested to supporters of Donald Trump that the president’s controversial decision to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may usher in the biblical end times.

December 11, 2017
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9 New And Crazy Revelations About Unhinged Trump

On Saturday, the New York Times offered a lengthy look at Donald Trump’s presidency from the inside with an article informed by “60 [presidential] advisers, associates, friends and members of Congress.”

December 11, 2017
Trump VOA

Is Donald Trump Ending American Democracy?

Disagreement between Republicans and Democrats on the Trump administration’s tax policy is a given. But President Donald Trump’s attacks on the pillars of U.S. democracy is something every American should fight, says Brian Klass, an academic who studies authoritarian regimes.

December 10, 2017
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Trump Causing Severe Damage, Congress Planning Worse

In the waning days of the 2016 presidential election, worried political prognosticators, including more than a few moderate Republicans, papered over their fears about the possible victory of Donald J. Trump with reminders of the constitutional balance of power.

December 10, 2017
Trump Cronies, White House

Why Trump’s Tax Plan Spells Disaster For The Environment

For all of the terrible elements in the Republicans’ new tax plan—the extreme giveaways to the rich, tax increases for the middle class, major breaks for corporations that pollute our air and water—the reality is that this isn’t a plan to reform the tax code. This is a plan to end government as we know it.

December 10, 2017

Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Hits New Record Low

Donald Trump’s approval rating has reached the lowest point of his 11-month-long presidency, dropping to 32 percent this week as his embattled White House administration has shrugged off allegations of sexual assault, collusion with Russia and ineffective leadership.

December 9, 2017
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Roy Moore: America Was ‘Great’ During ‘Slavery’

At a campaign event earlier this year, an audience member asked Moore for his opinion on when the last time America was “great.” Moore responded: “I think it was great at the time when families were united—even though we had slavery—they cared for one another…. Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”

December 9, 2017

Sale Of Arctic Oil Leases Goes Bust

The federal oil-lease sale promoted as the largest ever in Alaska’s Arctic Reserve sold only seven tracts, or 0.8% of the 900 tracts offered, undercutting Republican arguments that they can help pay for their proposed $1.5 trillion tax cuts for the wealthy by selling oil leases in the Alaskan wilderness.

December 9, 2017
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Trump Appointees Scuttle Rule To Protect Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

During hurricanes, floods, and nor’easters, portable generators save lives — except when they take them. Irma, Harvey, and Maria all left thousands without power and reliant on their portable generators. The government has not yet done its official count, but 11 people using these generators died just from Irma, according to preliminary government estimates.

December 9, 2017
John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat

Top US Congressman To Boycott Opening Of Civil Rights Museum

But Lewis said Thursday he will refuse to attend Saturday’s opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum if President Donald Trump will be there. Lewis and Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson issued a joint statement calling it an “insult” that Trump will be on hand to inaugurate the museum.

December 8, 2017

Oligarchs And Oligopoly Killing Net Neutrality

We’re told by politicos, pundits and internet providers themselves that access to the net is crucial to our educational achievement, future prosperity and ability to be self-governing. Yet, while this digital highway is deemed vital to our nation’s well-being, access to it is not offered as a public service — i.e., an investment in the common good.

December 8, 2017
Border Wall

The Fraudulent Case For The Border Wall

One night last month, a Border Patrol officer in southwest Texas was killed and his partner seriously hurt while on patrol near the Mexican border. What quickly emerged was a gruesome tale. The officers were “ambushed by a group of illegal aliens” who smashed their heads with rocks, according to the head of the union representing Border Patrol agents.

December 8, 2017
10 Plagues Donald Trump

Activists Vow To Fight After Supreme Court Allows Enforcement Of Muslim Ban

Rama Issa-Ibrahim, the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY), was already in the midst of a crisis before the news broke Monday that the Supreme Court had announced a stay of the preliminary injunctions against Trump’s Muslim ban.

December 8, 2017
Donald Trump, Jr.

Trump Jr. Rebuffs Questions At House Hearing

Donald Trump Jr. refused to answer questions from lawmakers Wednesday about conversations he had with his father, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, about his controversial Trump Tower meeting with Russian operatives in June 2016.

December 7, 2017
Kushner's weekly paper published article urging crackdown on dissent

‘Peacemaker’ Kushner Promotes Settlers’ West Bank Expansion

The Kushner family has given money in past years to the group, which funds construction of the Bet El settlement outside the Palestinian city Ramallah, as Haaretz first reported. But this appears to be the first time they’ve done so while Kushner, whose title is senior adviser to the president, is the lead administration official brokering a peace plan.

December 7, 2017