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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Takes American Exception To Trump-Putin Summit

If Democrats have been disappointed at the ballot box lately, the party has also succeeded in clearing up a time-honored conservative myth – that liberal Americans are not patriotic and do not think of America as exceptional. Comedians who are called “un-American” by Fox News have actually become the most stringent defenders of the Stars & Stripes.

In today’s clip, Stephen Colbert rips President Trump a new Putin after the pair of pols appeared to defend and congratulate one another for election meddling at the summit in Helsinki. Finding odd bedfellows among the conservative pundits disgusted at Trump’s “both sides are to blame,” Colbert executes a truly “titanic” gag in defense of Washington D.C.…

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Trump Launches Unhinged Rant About Hillary’s Emails

The horrifying spectacle of Trump’s joint press conference with Putin was worse than anyone could have imagined.

It was easy to predict that Trump’s summit with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in Helsinki would be a disaster for America. But the horrifying spectacle of what the world witnessed during Trump’s joint press conference with Putin was almost unimaginable.

When a reporter asked Trump directly if he would publicly denounce Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections right then and there, to Putin’s face, Trump didn’t just fail to do that. He also went on an unhinged rant about Hillary Clinton’s emails, promoted right-wing conspiracy theories, and said he didn’t “see any reason” why Russia would have been involved in hacking our elections.…

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Russian NRA Member Charged With Spying To Infiltrate US Politics

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

On Monday, federal prosecutors charged Russian national Maria Butina, a lifetime member of the NRA, with being an unregistered agent of the Russian government and accused her spying for Moscow while she studied in the United States.

The move comes as questions continue to escalate about the NRA’s Russian connections during the 2016 campaign.

The indictment was also unsealed just hours after Trump stunned world observers during his joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. There, Trump accepted Putin’s word over the U.S. intelligence community and seemed to agree that Russia had nothing to do with attackingU.S.…

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