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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Eric Boehlert

Republicans Already Freaking Out About Mississippi Special Election

With a GOP civil war brewing in Mississippi, some Republicans are already worried about a looming special election there. They’re concerned that this year’s mounting blue wave could elect a Democrat to the U.S. Senate from one of the reddest states in the country.

March 16, 2018

Trump Goes Silent After Pennsylvania Defeat

After demanding credit if Republicans won this week’s Pennsylvania special election, Trump has gone silent after the humiliating defeat. He aggressively backed the hapless Republican Rep. Rick Saccone, making two visits to a district Trump carried by 20 points in 2016.

March 15, 2018

Stormy Daniels Outmaneuvers White House, Gives Trump Ultimatum

The Stormy Daniels hush money scandal isn’t going away. And now, it appears that the porn actor and her attorney have outmaneuvered the White House by giving Trump a new deadline to take action. This, while a potentially explosive Daniels interview with CNN’s Cooper Anderson for “60 Minutes” is looming on the horizon.

March 13, 2018
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles while speaking to the media during a news conference at the construction site of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Trump’s Trade War Backfires As Red States Defy Him

In Wisconsin, which went for Trump by the narrowest of margins, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has warned that tariffs could hurt the state’s canning and beer industries. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has also condemned the looming trade war. And Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) lamented how the White House doesn’t understand today’s global economy.

March 9, 2018
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Trump’s Crazy Trade War Is About To Hurt Red States

Harley-Davidson and Trump have been enjoying something of a bromance for the last two years. But the red state motorcycle manufacturer may soon pay a big price for Trump’s latest, irrational policy plan. And they won’t be alone. During the 2016 campaign, candidate Trump tried to bask in an association with Harley riders.

March 3, 2018
Robert Mueller

Mueller Zeroes In On Trump’s Personal Role In Email Hacking Scandal

Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team have detailed interference by 13 Russian operatives in the 2016 election. Now, he is focusing on Trump’s potential role in the stolen Democratic National Committee emails at the center of the scandal.

March 1, 2018

Military Vets Blast Trump And NRA Over Guns In Schools

A vocal group of retired military veterans thinks the idea of arming teachers to possibly open fire on students as complete madness, and they’re taking aim at Trump and the NRA for the dangerous plan. For many who served in the military, unlike Trump, the obvious and horrific red flags are obvious.

February 24, 2018
Florida Gov. Rick Scott addresses an economic summit in Orlando, Florida, in this June 2, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Florida Governor With A+ NRA Rating Goes Into Hiding After Massacre

Not only Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott skipping Wednesday’s night’s nationally televised town hall meeting on gun violence, where he was invited but declined to participate, but it appears he’s quietly scrubbed himself from a speaker role at the NRA’s upcoming national convention in May.

February 22, 2018
Former federal prosecutor Chris Hunter is running for Congress as a Democrat.(Chris Hunter for Congress)

Prosecutors Join Fight Against Trump By Running For Congress

Tired of the wild, reckless and partisan attacks that Trump and Republicans have been hurling against the FBI, a string of former prosecutors have come forward to run for Congress in hopes of unseating members of the GOP this year. One such candidate is Chris Hunter, a former FBI agent and federal prosecutor, running in Florida’s 12th District.

February 14, 2018

White House Cover Story For Alleged Abuser Rob Porter Implodes

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. The White House’s already-shaky cover story about how the administration quickly moved to get rid of a top aide after he was accused of beating his ex-wives suffered another embarassment on Tuesday, when it was revealed the White House initially tried to have the aide talk his way out of the problem. […]

February 13, 2018

GOP Faces Challengers In 226 House Seats While Struggling To Raise Cash For Midterms

Passing a Republican tax bill late last year has done nothing to improve the GOP’s chances in the upcoming midterm elections. Meanwhile, Democrats continue to raise way more money than their opponents, as the party expands the map of competitive races in the House to 101 contests.

February 9, 2018
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Trump Justice Department Debunks Uranium One ‘Scandal’

Days after the GOP’s now-infamous gotcha memo attacking the FBI became a punchline, and a week after the implosion of the GOP’s claim that a rogue “secret society” operating inside the FBI was trying to take down Trump, the party’s other major planned distraction — a Hillary Clinton gotcha story revived from 2015 — has now also been debunked.

February 8, 2018
Puerto Rico Maria

Democrats Demand To Know Why 30 Million Emergency FEMA Meals Never Got To Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is still struggling, five months later, to recover from Hurricane Maria and from an inept relief effort from the Trump administration. Now, new reporting indicates that last October, the Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded a $156 million contract to a one-person company in Georgia that was assigned to help deliver 30 million emergency meals to hurricane survivors.

February 7, 2018

Supreme Court Rejects GOP Gerrymandering, Boosting Democrats’ Midterm Chances

Democrats in Pennsylvania got more good news ahead of the midterm elections on Monday, when the U.S. Supreme Court let stand the state Supreme Court’s recent ruling that Pennsylvania’s congressional districts must be immediately redrawn in a fairer manner.

February 6, 2018

Trump Accuser Joins Record Number Of Women Running For Office To Fight GOP

Rachel Crooks, who accused Trump of kissing her without her consent in the office building where she worked as a receptionist in 2005, has become that woman. A Democrat and first-time candidate, Crooks now joins the historic number of women lining up to challenge Trump’s Republican Party.

February 6, 2018

Poll: Most Americans — Including Republicans — Believe Trump Should Testify

A majority of Republicans think Donald Trump should answer questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, as he investigates possible Russian collusion in 2016, and any subsequent attempts by the White House to obstruct justice. Trump and his aides keep telling reporters he would love to answer Mueller’s questions, while Trump’s attorneys keep searching for ways to make sure Trump […]

February 1, 2018

In Rare Public Rebuke, FBI Humiliates Nunes For ‘Memo’ Smear Campaign

After meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and White House chief of staff John Kelly and beseeching them not to publicly release a dubious, GOP-concocted hit report on the FBI, the bureau went public with its “grave concerns” on Wednesday. Clearly hitting the Republican’s ongoing smear campaign led by House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes — which […]

January 31, 2018

FBI Staffers React To Purge Of Deputy Director: “What The Hell Is Going On?”

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. The chaos president is apparently trying to export his signature tumult into the halls of the FBI in hopes of casting the bureau into a permanent state of turmoil. That’s the price the bureau is paying for being associated with special counsel Robert Mueller’s intensifying Russia and obstruction of justice investigations, […]

January 29, 2018

At Davos, Trump Is Loudly Booed For Self-Pitying Attacks On The Press

Reprinted with permission from Foreign journalists let Donald Trump know that his authoritarian claims of fake news aren’t going to be shrugged off, the way so many American journalists now do when the president unleashes reckless, dangerous attacks on the free press. After delivering a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump agreed to […]

January 27, 2018

Poll: Voters Reject Republican Spin On Government Shutdown

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.  For any Republicans still in denial about how the looming government shutdown might play politically, a new poll confirms their worst fears. “A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds substantially greater Republican risk in a government shutdown, with Americans by a 20-point margin saying they’re more likely to blame Donald Trump and […]

January 19, 2018

Top Diplomats Fleeing As Trump Wrecks State Department

Colin Powell was right. The former Republican secretary of state late last year warned that Donald Trump’s callous, shortsighted foreign policy agenda, where diplomats were ignored and countries often insulted via Twitter, was gutting the U.S. State Department.  And it has. According to a new McClatchy report, “60 percent of the State Departments’ top-ranking career diplomats have […]

January 17, 2018

Jeopardizing Law Enforcement, House Republicans Intensify War On The FBI

Reprinted with permission from ShareBlue. Having completely abandoned any semblance of an investigation focused on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, as well as possible collusion with the Trump campaign, House Republicans are now trying to discredit the FBI and federal prosecutors. In the latest unprecedented development, the FBI has been forced to hand over sensitive documents to […]

January 17, 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

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
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“Con Man.” Former Union Leader Rips Trump As Carrier Announces 215 More Layoffs

Chuck Jones was one of the first worker reps to call out Donald Trump for being a complete fraud when he claimed he was personally saving American jobs by striking deals with big businesses. Specifically, Jones debunked Trump’s insistence, in December 2016, that he was saving more than a thousand jobs at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis and stemming the tide of globalization.

January 12, 2018