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“Keeping Them Honest” is Anderson Cooper’s version of the fact check, now applied to Trump’s photo-op cabinet meeting on January 2. We can all learn a lot from the CNN anchor’s recap of this bizarre beginning to the New Year — it’s highly educational as well as darkly amusing.

Did you know that the Russians were right to brutally occupy Afghanistan in the 1980s? Were you aware that the president of the United States has forgotten about 9/11? Are you reassured that Trump thinks he has an excellent relationship with the European heads of state who despise him?

Cooper’s pungent commentary notes how many of the Cabinet officials who bow and scrape before their leader are “acting” status. And how many of his nonsensical remarks — like his boast that he would have been “a good general” — are coming back to bite him.

As Trump puts it: “Enjoy the ride!” Just click.

Members of the Atomwaffen Division giving Nazi salute

Photo from SPLC Center via Tom/ Twitter

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

Three Marine Corps veterans and their porn-star neo-Nazi guru, arrested last month on charges that they engaged in an interstate gun-running scheme, comprised a band of violent fascists who had recently moved to Idaho with the intent of making it a base of operations for their plans to engage in acts of domestic terrorism, federal prosecutors revealed this week.

According to the grand-jury indictment filed this week by prosecutors in North Carolina, the men's schemes went well beyond those with which they have been charged—namely, buying semiautomatic rifles, altering them into automatics, then shipping them from Idaho to North Carolina. The foursome not only engaged in paramilitary training in the Idaho desert, they surveilled two separate Black Lives Matters marches in Boise this summer and discussed killing participants. They also plotted to assassinate BLM founder Alicia Garza.

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