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David Corn is  Mother Jones ' Washington bureau chief. For more of his stories,  click here . He's also  on  Twitter  and  FacebookRSS  |    David is an  MSNBC analyst & author of the new book, SHOWDOWN: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor & the Tea Party

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Donald Trump Jr., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 3, 2018
Why the Bombshell Trump Letter Could Be a Big Problem for Donald Trump Jr. The letter from Trump's lawyers goes further than the Times's account--and confirms an earlier Washington Post report pegging Trump as the author of the statement. This is the first time Trump and his lawyers have conceded that he is responsible for the statement.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 4, 2013
Can Obama Disrupt the Shutdown Narrative? National parks are closed. Food safety inspections have been curtailed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be halting its flu program--just as the flu season is arriving. Of course, hundreds of thousands of American families will have to go without paychecks because a breadwinner employed by the federal government has been furloughed.
Mueller to Interview WH Communications Director Hope Hicks, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Note to Robert Mueller: Hope Hicks Was Part of the Cover-Up Hope Hicks' time in the barrel may come soon. Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly aiming to interview the White House communications director as part of the Trump-Russia investigation. When he and his team of lawyers do so, they presumably will be mindful that the 29-year-old Hicks told one of the biggest whoppers of the 2016 campaign.
Can You Be a Conservative and Also a Trump Voter?, From GoogleImages
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 7, 2018
House Dems Already Have Their List of Trump Scandals to Investigate. Here It Is. Here comes the flood. With the Democrats having won control of the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump and his crew in the White House and assorted federal agencies can expect to be hit by a wave of investigations and subpoena requests from Capitol Hill.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak meets US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. on May 10, 2017., From YouTubeVideos
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 29, 2019
Here's the Real Trump-Russia Hoax There were contacts with Russia and lies about those contacts -- and false denials that provided cover for the Russian attack. How can all this be regarded as not a scandal? Especially before the full contents of the Mueller report, which might contain new information about these parts of the story, is made public, if that ever happens.
Trump Pardons Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, Ex-Cheney Chief-Of-Staff, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 14, 2018
Why the Scooter Libby Case -- and Trump's Pardon -- Really, Really Matter Scooter Libby has long been a martyr for neocons and conservatives who have claimed he was the innocent victim of a political prosecution. (What a coincidence.) But his case was serious, for the main issue was whether he could get away with lying to federal investigators in order to protect his boss, the vice president. This episode is highly relevant today.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney appears on the December 14th episode of Meet the Press., From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Cheney on Torture: Lying or Ignorant? Cheney insisted the extreme interrogation practices "absolutely did work." He asserted that waterboarding in the defense of the United States is no vice. And he kept thrashing at a straw man, accusing naive torture critics of equating these interrogation methods with the bloody deeds of Al Qaeda.
Trump, From PixabayPhotos
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 25, 2019
Trump Aided and Abetted Russia's Attack. That Was Treachery. Full Stop. So much of the truth is already out there. And the bottom line was established before Mueller submitted his report: Trump committed what is probably the most significant political misdeed in American history. The public did not need the Mueller report to confirm this. The foundation of this scandal -- Trump's villainy -- has for long resided within plain sight.
Donald Trump Jr., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 9, 2017
Is Donald Trump Jr. Trying to Con Congress on the Russia Scandal? As Trump Jr. was being questioned by congressional investigators, the New York Times published a story quoting from his prepared opening statement. And several of Trump Jr.'s assertions in that statement conflict with the emails related to the meeting.
Hillary Clinton, From ImagesAttr
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 6, 2014
Hillary Clinton's Goldman Sachs Problem Hillary Clinton's shift from declaimer of Big Finance shenanigans to collaborator with Goldman -- the firm has donated between $250,000 and $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation -- prompts an obvious question: Can the former secretary of state cultivate populist cred while hobnobbing with Goldman and pocketing money from it and other Wall Street firms?
Vladimir Putin, From YouTubeVideos
(39 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 1, 2018
While You Are Tweeting About the Nunes Memo, Russia Is Plotting Its Midterms Attack It is working -- the Trump-GOP campaign to distract attention from the Russia scandal. And this is placing the nation -- literally and seriously -- at risk. For the past week or so, the big kerfuffle dominating the news related to Russia has been over the memo -- a classified memorandum drafted by the Republican staffers of the House Intelligence Committee that claims the FBI inappropriately used the Steele dossier.
Donald Trump Impeachment Trial, From YouTubeVideos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 1, 2020
With Trump's Impeachment Trial, Republicans Have Convicted Themselves The founders placed impeachment in the Constitution because they feared that one day a corrupt scoundrel might reach the presidency. But they did not envision that an entire political party might be his accomplice and defender.
Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 20, 2015
George W. Bush's CIA Briefer: Bush and Cheney Falsely Presented WMD Intelligence to Public For a dozen years, the Bush-Cheney crowd have been trying to escape -- or cover up -- an essential fact of the W. years: President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and their lieutenants misled the American public about the WMD threat supposedly posed by Saddam Hussein in order to grease the way to the invasion of Iraq.
Donald J. Trump: Liar, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 13, 2017
How Donald Trump Lied to Conceal His Moscow Business Partner Trump has told many lies and falsehoods. He's lied about the Russia scandal. He's lied about his ties to organized crime. Perhaps he's lied so much that freshly excavated prevarications don't register greatly. Yet recent news reports revealing that Trump was pursuing a huge development deal in Moscow in late 2015 and early 2016 show that during the campaign Trump committed a tremendous act of deception.
Trump Rages At Rally, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 14, 2020
Trump Unleashed: The Trump Presidency Enters Its Most Dangerous Phase Through the Trump Era, it's been fashionable for some of his critics -- especially on Twitter -- to assail his actions as the coming of kleptocracy, autocracy, authoritarianism, and, yes, fascism to the United States.
Donald Trump, From GoogleImages
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 16, 2018
Mueller's Latest Indictment Shows Trump Has Helped Putin Cover Up a Crime Trump's continued denial or downplaying of Putin's intervention is nothing but bunk. The indictment is a reminder that Trump won a tainted election, in which he was assisted by Russian skullduggery -- and that he has refused to come to terms with that.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 23, 2014
Rand Paul: The Most Interesting Conspiracy Theorist in Washington As Rand Paul, the government-bashing tea partier moves toward a White House bid, journalists scrutinize his every wiggle and whisper. But one core component of his political personality has largely escaped exploration: The senator is close to being a full-blown conspiracy theorist.
Iran nuclear deal reached, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 5, 2015
The Iranian Nuclear Deal: What the Experts Are Saying Under the framework, Iran would give up two-thirds of its centrifuges used to enrich uranium and would reduce its stockpile of low-enriched uranium (which is the raw material used to develop bomb-quality highly-enriched uranium) from 10,000 kilograms to 300 kilograms. These two developments alone -- and the framework has many other provisions -- would diminish Tehran's ability to produce a nuclear weapon.
Trump, From PixabayPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 22, 2019
Donald Trump's No-Quid-Pro-Quo Defense Is Crushed. The GOP Didn't Get the Memo. What do you do when your whole world falls apart? That is, what do you do when you say there was no quid pro quo, but a credible witness declares there was?
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 10, 2015
As a Private Lawyer, Ted Cruz Defended Companies Found Guilty of Wrongdoing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) boasts of what he did as Texas solicitor general to defend the Second Amendment, the Pledge of Allegiance, and US sovereignty -- all conservative causes. But Cruz does not detail another important chapter in his legal career: his work as a well-paid private attorney who helped corporations found guilty of wrongdoing.
Trump speaks at rally, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 19, 2019
Donald Trump's Politics of Hate Began With a "Cynical and Evil" GOP Memo Trump is leading a crusade of fear, loathing, and lies, and preying on prejudice and ignorance. But our racist president didn't reach this dangerous position on his own. He is following a path -- and perhaps turning it into a superhighway -- established long ago by the party he now helms.
Maria Butina, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 5, 2018
Did Alleged Russian Spy Maria Butina Cause a Leadership Shake-up at the NRA? On May 7, the National Rifle Association released a curious press release declaring that Oliver North, the key player in the Iran-contra scandal and an NRA board member, was "poised to become" the group's president. Earlier that day, Peter Brownell, then finishing his first term as NRA president, had announced that he would not seek a second annual term.
President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky., From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 28, 2019
How Trump's Response to the Ukraine Scandal Helped Russia First Trump provided Moscow a set of highly useful talking points for its disinformation war against a nation it has partially occupied; then he endorsed Putin's strategic aim. Trump hurt himself this week, and he hurt Ukraine -- but somehow he managed to hand Putin a beautiful gift.
President Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone., From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 28, 2020
A New Book Provides More Evidence of the Trump-Stone Russia Cover-up An inside account of the Trump impeachment offers new revelations.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin share official handshake., From YouTubeVideos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 6, 2019
How to Stop Russia From Attacking and Influencing the 2020 Election The Russians are coming. That's the message about the 2020 election from FBI Director Chris Wray (who this summer said Moscow is determined to interfere in the next presidential contest) and from former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats (who warned that Vladimir Putin's regime and other foreign actors will concoct new methods for messing with American politics in 2020).
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Helsinki, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 6, 2019
Trump's Sordid History of Accepting, Requesting, and Encouraging Foreign Interference in US Elections Trump did escape accountability for what he did in 2016, but the Ukraine scandal shows that he has been on a spree. His critics are right to wonder what Trump -- if (or when) he survives impeachment -- might try to pull next to hold on to the presidency.
Elliott Broidy, RNC deputy finance chair, resigns amid reports of Playmate payoff, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 13, 2018
Yet Another Twist in the Crazy Tale of a GOP Fundraiser's Affair With a Playmate The various scandals surrounding President Donald Trump and his crew have generated much speculation and even some conspiracy theories. One theory that has drawn significant attention is the possibility that top Republican fundraiser Elliot Broidy took the fall for a supposed Trump affair with a Playboy Playmate who ended up pregnant.
Paul Wolfowitz, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Jeb Bush Adviser Who Should Scare You In February, the Jeb Bush campaign released a list of 21 foreign policy advisers; 17 of them served in the George W. Bush administration. And one name stood out: Paul Wolfowitz, a top policy architect of the Iraq war -- for the prospect of Wolfowitz whispering into Jeb's ear ought to scare the bejeezus out of anyone who yearns for a rational national security policy.
President Donald Trump In Tree Lighting Ceremony, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 22, 2017
Donald Trump's Holiday Gift to America: A Fundamental Crisis The country can survive bad policies and an immature and erratic commander in chief (unless, of course, his recklessness leads to nuclear war). What the United States faces this holiday season is an unparalleled, widespread, Trump-inspired assault on the principles, norms, and purpose of democratic governance.
Hillary Clinton, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Question No One's Asking About the Clinton Foundation The AP article focused on a small issue and skipped a bigger subject: assessing what the Clinton Foundation has accomplished. And there may be a good reason why much of the coverage of the foundation has zeroed in on side matters, because it's darn hard to evaluate what the mega-nonprofit has done.
Giuliani cronies arrested in campaign finance scheme lavished spending on Trump's GOP allies, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 12, 2019
Who's the Secret Russian in the Indictment of Giuliani's Pals? We Found Some Clues. When the US attorney for the Southern District of New York charged two associates of Rudy Giuliani and two other men on Wednesday with campaign finance violations, the indictment contained a big mystery. So far, not a single Russian has come forward to claim credit for underwriting the alleged criminal activity of Giuliani's dirt-digging pals and their comrades.
Robert Mueller's full testimony before U.S. House judiciary committee, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 27, 2019
Mueller Reminds the Public: Trump Betrayed the United States Whether or not Trump engaged in active collusion with Vladimir Putin's regime, he gained the presidency with covert foreign assistance and then abandoned his most fundamental duty: to protect the United States. Arguably, this is more significant than the obstruction issue, for Trump has permitted a foreign power to get away with perverting the foundation of American democracy.
Martin O'Malley and Hillary Clinton, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Why Hillary Clinton Needs Martin O'Malley to Run for President There's about nine months to come before the first voting occurs in the Iowa caucuses -- and 19 months until the general election. That's a long time. Clinton, who is hardly a fresh face, will find it tough not to appear stale to some voters during that stretch. She is already at a super-saturation level of media coverage.
Dossier Author Christopher Steele, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 6, 2018
Republican Senators Target Christopher Steele -- and the Reason Is Obvious Christopher Steele is not the issue. Yet the former British intelligence official who wrote a series of unconfirmed reports on Trump-Russia connections during the 2016 campaign seems to have become the main target of congressional Republicans.
President Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 25, 2017
Can Anyone Stop Trump From Launching Nuclear Weapons? No senior intelligence community veteran has ever publicly questioned the mental health of a president and suggested the sitting commander-in-chief was too imbalanced to be trusted with the nuclear codes. Clapper's remarks were a stark reminder that Trump does hold the ultimate power.
Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 15, 2020
How the GOP's War on Government Paved the Way for Trump's Deadly Incompetence Donald Trump's utterly incompetent response to the coronavirus has become readily apparent in recent days. But his catastrophic performance as president during the early stages of the crisis is the culmination of decades of right-wing action aimed at subverting the one entity that can protect Americans from the deadly threat at hand: government.
Bernie Sanders attends a town hall in Derry, New Hampshire, in October., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 5, 2016
Why Have New Hampshire Democrats Gone Gaga for Bernie Sanders? why is Sanders, the democratic socialist senator from neighboring Vermont, who only months ago joined the Democratic Party after decades as an independent, clobbering the front-runner? Explanations for Bernie-mania don't make complete sense and are at odds with the voting history of the Granite State.
From President Trump recently appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general., From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Matt Whitaker Suggested Trump Administration Should Prosecute Hillary Clinton Whitaker -- a former US attorney now self-branded as a conservative legal watchdog -- noted during a radio interview that Clinton ought to have been prosecuted. Whitaker said Clinton should have been prosecuted under the Espionage Act, and that it was necessary to charge her in order to preserve the rule of law.
Hillary Clinton Clinches Democratic Presidential, From GoogleImages
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 29, 2016
You Go to War With the Hillary Clinton You Have There won't be a new Hillary in the weeks ahead. She is unlikely to become an inspirational candidate. She won't become a progressive hero. She won't become trusted by Republicans who have long eyed the Clintons with suspicion. She is, though, the only chance to stop Trump's takeover of America--and her job is to persuade voters that for now she is indeed the last best hope.
Donald Trump, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 17, 2019
With This Impeachment, Trump Is Getting Off Easy The full version of Trump's Ukrainian scandal itself exists within a much larger context. His presidency is the product of corruption, and from the get-go it has been an orgy of self-interest that has undermined democratic rule and threatened the nation's security.
Bernie Sanders advocates .Medicare for all., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 24, 2019
Are Our Brains Wired to Reject Medicare for All? If a known quantity (your existing health care insurance, as imperfect as it may be) is going to be taken away and replaced by an unknown (the promised better system), many voters may be hesitant to make the swap. The devil you know and all that.
Rudy Giuliani, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 11, 2019
We Found the Corruption: Giuliani Pals Making Shady Donations to Pro-Trump GOPers for Ukrainians As Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump squawk that the president's quid-pro-quo-ish call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was only prompted by Trump's heartfelt desire to address "corruption" in that former Soviet bloc nation, a new scandal has emerged in the United States that illustrates how corruption works here.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 13, 2017
The Spy Who Wrote the Trump-Russia Memos: It Was "Hair-Raising" Stuff The memos noted that this spy's sources had provided him with information indicating that Russian intelligence had mounted a years-long operation to co-opt or cultivate Trump and had gathered secret compromising material on Trump. They also alleged that Trump and his inner circle had accepted a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The shadow of their relationship has overshadowed the entire American election campaign., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 11, 2018
What Happened in Moscow: The Inside Story of How Trump's Obsession With Putin Began From the moment Trump announced the 2013 Miss Universe would be staged that year in Moscow, he had seemed obsessed with the idea of meeting the Russian president. "Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow -- if so, will he become my new best friend?" Trump had tweeted in June.
Man Who Watches TV All Day Says Democrats Are Lazy, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 4, 2019
House Democrats Are So Focused on Ukraine That They're Overlooking Another Impeachable Offense It has long been assumed that Trump's meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak was in keeping with Trump's stated desire to get past the 2016 election and Russia's interference. But Trump telling the Russians he did not care about the attack goes much further.
Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI about contact with Russians., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 1, 2017
Flynn Guilty Plea Shows He Committed a More Serious Offense Than Lying to the FBI On Friday morning, special counsel Robert Mueller announced that he had filed a criminal charge against Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's short-lived national security adviser (who had led the "lock her up" cheers at the last Republican convention), on two counts of lying to the FBI, and soon after that Flynn pleaded guilty in a federal court in Washington as part of a cooperation deal with Mueller.
Erik Prince Blackwater Founder, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Will the House Intelligence Committee Get the Truth From Erik Prince? Prince has been an avid cheerleader for Trump (donating $250,000 to help elect him), an informal post-election adviser for Trump, and a pal of Stephen Bannon. Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, and Bannon recruited Prince earlier this year to draft a plan that would replace US troops in Afghanistan with for-profit mercenaries -- supplied, of course, by a military contractor like Prince.
Joe Biden, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 18, 2020
Why Joe Biden's Message Is No Longer Focused on the "Soul of the Nation" The coronavirus pandemic has brought the national mind to focus intensely on Trump's response to a horrific threat. This clarifies Biden's mission. He merely needs to present a compelling comparison on this point.
Trump Insists He Can Intimidate Any Witness He Pleases, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 16, 2019
Marie Yovanovitch's Testimony Showcases Donald Trump's Obsession With Revenge Testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Friday morning as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry, Yovanovitch recalled how she had been "shocked," "appalled," and "devastated" to see a president undermine and threaten a US ambassador.
Robert Mueller has Donald Trump's vote rigging scheme nailed, From YouTubeVideos
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 11, 2019
The Myth of the Mueller Report Mueller is under no obligation to produce a final report that shares with the public the full breadth of what he has uncovered. The Justice Department guidelines governing the work of a special counsel do not compel Mueller to compile such a report. They only include one sentence about a report: "At the conclusion of the Special Counsel's work, he or she shall provide the Attorney General with a confidential report.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses Congress, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Netanyahu's Speech: Mansplaining Iran to Obama Netanyahu's speech to Congress has been covered as a spectacle orchestrated by the conservative GOP-Likud alliance to undercut President Barack Obama's effort to reach a deal with Iran limiting that government's nuclear program. But this stunt did highlight a significant aspect of the the ongoing debate over Iran -- Netanyahu's position is extreme and unworkable: Iran should yield completely, or there will be war.
John Bolton, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 28, 2020
House Dems Now Considering Whether to Call Bolton to Testify in House The Bolton revelation could turn the Trump impeachment trial upside down. His manuscript contains many relevant disclosures about the Ukraine scandal.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The Time Donald Trump Dismissed Half of America as Losers Despite Trump's purported outrage over the Clinton remark, the mogul has engaged in his own demonization of Americans that has echoed the "47 percent" comment that landed Mitt Romney in trouble during the 2012 campaign. More than once, the reality television celebrity has dismissed tens of millions of Americans -- up to half of all Americans -- as shiftless people with no desire to work.
Donald Trump downplayed the coronavirus, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 10, 2020
Will Trump and His Enablers Ever Face Accountability for the Coronavirus Massacre? The past is not a good prelude for accountability. Too often the culprits who contributed to death and destruction end up skating along, even experiencing personal benefit.
Nuclear, Bomb, War, Danger, From GoogleImages
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Why You Really Should Be Scared Sh*tless About Trump and Nuclear Weapons It is indeed worrisome that Trump seemed to adopt a simplistic and dangerous more-is-better approach to nuclear weapons. But what's even more unsettling is that Trump has a history of making comments about nuclear weapons that both display his profound ignorance about this all-important subject and suggest he believes a nuclear conflict is inevitable and perhaps destined for the near future.
Election 2016: former Florida Governor Jeb Bush tries to distance himself from the legacies of his father George H.W. Bush, and brother George ..., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 1, 2015
Are the Clintons More Transparent Than the Bushes? Nonprofits are not compelled to reveal their funders, and most treat their financial sources as top-secret information. But the Clinton Foundation does release the names of all its donors and the general amount of each donation (though it has acknowledged screwing up on occasion).
Rex Tillerson, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 29, 2019
Rex Tillerson: I Did Not Challenge Putin on 2016 Election Attack Trump sent his new secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, to Moscow to meet Putin. At that meeting, Tillerson did not challenge or press Putin when the Russian president falsely denied that Moscow had perpetrated this assault on American democracy. Who says so? Tillerson himself.
Donald Trump's niece Mary says .He's unfit for the office he holds.., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Trump's niece also says she has "no doubt" her grandfather supported the KKK. Many American families have their dysfunction. But in only one contemporary American family has the racist, misogynistic, ignorant blowhard uncle become the president of the United States.
Trump asks why U.S. would want immigrants from .shithole countries., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 15, 2018
How Republicans Normalized Donald Trump's Racism With the nation -- or at least, part of it -- trying to come to terms with this latest manifestation of Trump's vileness, it's a good time to remember a fundamental reality: Trump became racist-in-chief because Republicans and conservatives embraced him and normalized his racism-driven politics.
Trump Fixer Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal With Robert Mueller, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 1, 2018
Here's Evidence of Collusion: Trump's Lawyer Discussed Business Deal With Putin's Office More lying and more evidence of a significant Trump-Russia connection -- that's the story behind Michael Cohen's latest guilty plea. And it shows that Donald Trump's company in 2016 was trying to collude with Russian President Vladimir Putin in order to develop a Trump business project in Moscow.
Donald Trump Jr. releases email chain on Russia meeting, From YouTubeVideos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails Sound Like the Steele Dossier Trump Jr., the Times disclosed, had set up a meeting with a Russian attorney in the hopes of receiving derogatory information on Hillary Clinton straight from Putin's regime. As the Times was publishing this story, Trump Jr. tweeted out those same emails.
Secret audio tape between Trump and Michael Cohen released, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 27, 2018
Why Michael Cohen Is a Triple Threat for Donald Trump Cohen appears to have been involved in almost every aspect of Trump's deeds and misdeeds. With Cohen blowing the whistle, Mueller and other prosecutors will end up with a symphony of leads. After all, he likely has inside information on each of the three rings of the Trump scandal circus: the Russia affair, the business affairs, the affairs affair.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 13, 2015
Cruz the Politician Champions the Death Penalty. Cruz the Private Lawyer Did Something Else. As a private lawyer, Cruz questioned the credibility of the criminal-justice system. Yet Cruz's belief in the capital-punishment system appears unshaken; that is, when he is talking about it as a politician.
Joe Biden Unloads On The Potential Groper-In-Chief, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 31, 2019
A New Right-Wing Disinformation Campaign: Biden Was Part of a Deep State Plot Against Trump Days after Biden declared his presidential bid in late April, Restoration PAC, a conservative political action committee generously funded by a Republican billionaire, posted on Facebook a video titled "Joe Biden's Involvement in the Fusion GPS/Steele Dossier." For right-wingers, any Biden connection to this document would mean that the Democratic 2020 front-runner was in the middle of the plot against Donald Trump.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 30, 2015
Netanyahu to American Jews: Get Lost Certainly, Netanyahu realized that this audacious move would strain his already-ragged ties with the Obama administration and tick off the president, who will be in office for the next two years and quite able to inconvenience Netanyahu should he hold on to power. But what was surprising was how willing Netanyahu was to send a harsh message to American Jews: Drop dead.
China must ensure another coronavirus pandemic never occurs again, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 15, 2020
A New Report Shows What Really Happened With China's Coronavirus Response As more Americans die each day in the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has desperately tried to deflect blame for his anemic and inept response to the crisis. His blame-shifting crusade has landed on one big target: China.
Donald Trump refuses to wear face mask despite CDC recommending cloth masks to fight Covid-19, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 11, 2020
The Coronavirus Is Still Killing Thousands of Americans Every Week, But Trump Isn't Very Interested Trump is only engaged by those political battles he can concoct and shape. And he can't do that with this pandemic. Consequently, he's just not that interested in the deaths of thousands of Americans.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 21, 2014
WhatsApp, Bought by Facebook for $19 Billion, Promotes a Radical Anti-Corporate Message The surprising tech news of the week is Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, a fast-growing mobile-messaging startup. WhatsApp allows smartphone users to evade phone company limits and send unlimited text messages. The service is free for the first year, and a buck for each following year.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 27, 2015
This Is Bernie Sanders' Plan to Beat Hillary Clinton Tad Devine, the veteran political operative who leads this firm and a longtime adviser to Sanders, notes, mudslinging is not part of the campaign strategy that Sanders and his advisers have crafted. There won't even be one speck of dust directly tossed at Clinton. But, Devine tells me, implicit negative messages aimed at Clinton will certainly be "embedded" in Sanders' advertising and social media messaging.
Why Does Ted Cruz Think He Won on Guns?, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 24, 2015
Cruz Campaign Accuses Paul and Rubio of Wimping Out on Gun Rights After Newtown With the gaggle of GOP 2016 presidential contenders growing, the Republican wannabes have largely refrained from assailing one another and have instead focused their wrath on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But now Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has launched one of the first R-on-R attacks, and he has done so regarding an issue of primal importance to the Republican voting base: guns.
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Trump's "Go-To" National Security Adviser Says He's Never Talked Policy With Trump There's just one problem with Trump citing Col. Jack Jacobs as a national security adviser: Jacobs says he has never talked to Trump about military policy.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 22, 2013
The Real Conspiracy Behind the JFK Assassination If this is the closest we can get to the truth so many years down the road, it still offers an important--and painful--lesson that deserves attention: once the dogs of war (or secret war) are unleashed, there's no telling where they will run.
President Trump Holds a White House News Conference on the Coronavirus, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 28, 2020
Beyond Narcissism, Trump's Other Personality Flaws Are Putting Americans at Risk Throughout the coronavirus crisis, critics of Donald Trump have repeatedly referenced his profound and outrageous narcissism. It was partly this pathology that led Trump to downplay the threat and resist widespread testing for weeks. An honest acknowledgement and a rising number of positive tests would inconvenience his reelection prospects.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 1, 2016
Can Bernie Sanders Take Yes for an Answer? Sanders, the independent socialist senator from Vermont who has spent most of his political career running against Democrats, has achieved a tremendous ideological triumph. He has pushed -- or pulled -- Hillary Clinton, that other candidate, and the entire Democratic Party in a progressive direction, while proving that his anti-corporate, big-money-bashing populism of the left can inspire millions.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 13, 2014
The ISIS Speech: Obama and the Dogs of War Obama has to present the ISIS problem in accurate terms. It's now a threat to the region and US interests there, not an existential threat to the so-called homeland. Yet neocons and other hawks--John McCain, Dick Cheney, etc.--have gone full war, declaring that ISIS presents a profound danger to the United States and that Washington must go all-out (unilaterally, if necessary) to destroy this enemy.
Senator Ron Wyden, From YouTubeVideos
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Did Russia Hack the 2016 Vote Tally? This Senator Says We Don't Know for Sure The Department of Homeland Security has noted that its assessment that there was no finagling with the vote count was made with only "moderate confidence." For Wyden, that's not good enough for such a sensitive and significant matter -- and it sends the misguided signal that the voting system is doing just fine.
Tom Arnold, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 26, 2018
Exclusive Video: Secret Service Agents Interview Tom Arnold About His Anti-Trump Tweets On October 25, two Secret Service agents paid a visit to comedian and actor Tom Arnold and questioned him to determine if he posed a threat to the president. And they delivered Arnold a warning that was also highly appropriate for the man they are duty-bound to protect: Tweets can encourage violence.
Roy Moore, From YouTubeVideos
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NRA Slams Former Prosecutor Doug Jones to Help Alleged Child Molester Roy Moore The Alabama Senate race has become a minefield for Republicans, dividing GOP senators who denounced Republican candidate and alleged child molester Roy Moore from the Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump, who are backing Moore. And the NRA, perhaps the biggest outside political player on the right, has quietly entered the race to help Moore.
BUSTED: Trump denies knowing Matt Whitaker, From GoogleImages
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Trump's New Acting Attorney General Claimed There Was No Evidence Russia Interfered in the 2016 Election As soon as President Donald Trump installed Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general, media outlets began mining his appearances as a radio and television pundit and discovered he had repeatedly denigrated the Mueller investigation, which he now will be overseeing, and claimed there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 8, 2020
Moscow Is Attacking the 2020 Election. But the Trump Administration Won't Say How. Moscow is again attacking American democracy, and there's not much fuss about it. Certainly not a peep from the president, who benefited from Vladimir Putin's clandestine intercession four years ago.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 30, 2017
Robert Mueller Releases Information Showing Trump Campaign Tried to Collude With Russia The Manafort and Gates indictments may not be directly related to the question of Trump interactions with Russia. But the Papadopoulos statement is further evidence the campaign was looking to collude with Putin's crew. As significant as the Manafort and Gates arrests are, the Papadopoulos statement is far more important for developing a public understanding of how Trump's gang did scheme with the enemy.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Donald Trump Listens to His Gut. And It's the Gut of a Racist. Trump has a long history of racism and bigotry. His family real estate business discriminated against Black renters. He led a racist campaign against the Central Park Five. He is indeed listening to his gut, and it's a cauldron of racist bile.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 27, 2017
The Trump-Russia Scandal Is a Huge Media Fail By the time Steele and I spoke, Putin's meddling in the 2016 campaign -- with Russian intelligence hacking Democratic targets, stealing sensitive material, and then publicly dumping the material via several cut-outs, including WikiLeaks -- should have been a massive scandal. But it wasn't.
Donald Trump, From YouTubeVideos
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In the Middle of the Pandemic, Trump Just Took Another Step That Puts the World at Risk Donald Trump took a step to make the world even more dangerous. He declared on Thursday the United States would pull out of an important arms control agreement, the Open Skies Treaty. Negotiated three decades ago, this agreement permits nations to fly into each others' air space to monitor any military preparations that might indicate war is coming.
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The Proofiness of Bill O'Reilly Bill O'Reilly tried to win the day by producing documents that, he asserted, showed how he had been unfairly tarred. "In what I consider to be a miracle," he declared, "I found this CBS internal memo from 33 years ago praising my coverage" of a protest in Buenos Aires that happened just as the 1982 Falklands war ended.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 29, 2017
Watch Roy Moore, the Latest GOP Star, Argue for Criminalizing Homosexuality The controversial Moore -- who was twice booted off the Alabama Supreme Court for defying federal orders (once for violating a same-sex marriage ruling, once for resisting an order blocking him from placing a Ten Commandments monument at a courthouse) -- is the favorite to win a Senate seat in the general election.
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Ted Cruz vs. Twitter: Does Obamacare Hurt Americans? Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the fellow who led the GOP further into a PR abyss, hailed the political crisis that was ending (at least for now) as "a remarkable thing" and claimed that it showed that "millions upon millions" had risen up against Obamacare.
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Mitt Romney's Email Hypocrisy Romney aides wiped the administration's email from the state's server. They did more than push a delete button. Eleven of his aides purchased their state-issued hard drives, so they could skedaddle with all their records. They also took another step to leave no records behind: they replaced the remaining computers in the governor's office before Romney's Democratic successor, Deval Patrick, took office. The result:
Bill Barr gives HORRIFIC answer when asked if Trump can move the election date, From YouTubeVideos
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How Bill Barr Is Helping Vladimir Putin When Attorney General Bill Barr appeared before the House Judiciary Committee there were plenty of contentious exchanges. Barr is helping Vladimir Putin's effort to subvert American democracy.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 18, 2019
In Defamation Lawsuit, a Trump Donor Acknowledges Providing Chinese Execs "Access" in US This complaint together with the GY US Investments website support the conclusion that Yang, who raised money for Trump, used her connections to bring Chinese executives into proximity of the president and Trump family members at his club and perhaps elsewhere.
Disgusted Protesters Disrupt Donald Trump In Scotland, From GoogleImages
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Donald Trump's Really Big Brexit Flip-Flop in a Facebook post, Trump praised the UK voters for having "declared their independence from the European Union" and for voting "to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy." He compared a vote for Brexit to a vote for Trump, asserting that American voters "will have the chance to reject today's rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people."
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 27, 2014
More Evidence of Paul Ryan's "Inner Cities" Problem It's no shocker when Ryan—or other libertarians—denounce government assistance programs for breeding dependency and preventing recipients from developing a robust work ethic. But Ryan contends all this assistance leads to a cultural problem.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The shadow of their relationship has overshadowed the entire American election campaign., From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Remember the Big Story in the Russia Scandal: Donald Trump Betrayed America Whenever there is a rush of new details about one slice or another of this controversy -- or the other pending or possible cases involving the Trump Foundation, the Trump Organization, the Trump inauguration, the Trump family's alleged tax fraud, and more -- it's important for us (and the media) to keep the spotlight on a central element that has already been established beyond any doubt: Trump betrayed his fellow Americans.
Michael Flynn, From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 14, 2018
Did Michael Flynn Try to Strike a Grand Bargain With Moscow as It Attacked the 2016 Election? Flynn said he had been talking to Russia's then-ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, about Syria, Iran, and other foreign policy matters that Russia and the United States could tackle together were Trump to be elected.
National security adviser Michael Flynn, From GoogleImages
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 10, 2017
Bombshell Report Suggests Trump's National Security Adviser Is Dishonest and a Threat to US Policy On Thursday night, after a long and wild day of Trump news (Trump attacking Sen. John McCain, Kellyanne Conway seemingly breaking the law, an appeals court ruling against Trump's Muslim travel ban, and much more), the Washington Post dropped a bomb: a thoroughly reported article with the headline "National Security Adviser Flynn Discussed Sanctions With Russian Ambassador, Despite Denials, Officials Say."
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 14, 2019
Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan for Winning the White House, and Right Now It's Working this uptick is more than a serendipitous development, for Warren has become the slow-and-steady candidate, slogging along and gaining ground inch by inch. That's how the law-professor-turned-senator and her team have always seen her -- and that's all part of her plan.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 7, 2014
WATCH: Rand Paul Says Dick Cheney Pushed for the Iraq War So Halliburton Would Profit Speaking at a private Las Vegas gathering of Republican funders and activists on March 29, Cheney blasted what he termed isolationists within the GOP. He didn't name names, but he didn't have to -- at least, in one case. He obviously had Rand Paul in mind.
Republicans can say Trump was wise to fire Comey, From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 15, 2018
Trump Uses the Comey Report to Cover Up His Guilt in the Russia Scandal Even before the Justice Department inspector general's report on former FBI director James Comey was released on Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump initiated the inevitable tweet storm, hoping to use this development as yet another distraction from the Trump-Russia scandal.
Former FBI Director James Comey Testifies on President Trump and Russia Investigation at Senate Hearing, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 10, 2017
James Comey's Big Message: Donald Trump Can't Be Trusted In his prepared testimony, Comey recounted in just-the-facts manner a series of private communications with Trump, during which the president asked Comey to pledge him loyalty, to go easy on Flynn, to "lift the cloud" created by the Russia investigation, and to publicly state that Trump was not personally under investigation.
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Why Liberals Should Embrace Romney the Progressive Champion Not because his possible entry into the 2016 Republican presidential contest could cause chaos for the GOP. But because Romney, apparently seeing the error of his "severely conservative" ways, has become a progressive crusader.
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How Harry Shearer Discovered the Soul of Richard Nixon In Nixon's the One, a series that first aired on British television and premieres October 21 as a YouTube series, the 70-year-old Harry Shearer reenacts the follies of our 37th president word for word from Nixon's secret Oval Office recordings.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 7, 2016
Donald Trump's Anti-ISIS Plan Is the Same as...Obama's and Clinton's The bottom line is that there's not much disagreement about the basics of a counter-ISIS strategy. Trump harshly criticizes Obama and Clinton--absurdly claiming they were the "founders" of ISIS--but offers nothing new in terms of policy. Defeating ISIS is a complex challenge with no easy answers or quick fixes.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 16, 2015
Mitt Romney Has a Huge New Conflict-of-Interest Problem there's another matter that will be be added to the pile of financial controversies for Romney to face: Solamere Capital, the $700 million private equity firm cofounded by his son Taggart that Romney has helped run since March 2013. Who has Romney been investing with, and what has he been investing in? These are questions that Romney 2016 will confront and that, no doubt, the firm will not want to answer.
No Criminal Charges for Hillary Clinton, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The Hillary Clinton Email Case Will Never Be Over Unless the DOJ prosecutors disregard the FBI recommendation, Clinton is in the clear, legally speaking. All the talk of her facing an indictment--which was always uninformed speculation--goes poof. (This case is a reminder that not all bad government conduct is illegal.)
Former U.S. Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Hillary Clinton, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 14, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Henry Kissinger: It's Personal. Very Personal. At Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate, one of the most heated exchanges concerned an unlikely topic: Henry Kissinger. During a stretch focused on foreign policy, Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, jabbed at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for having cited Kissinger, who was Richard Nixon's secretary of state, as a fan of her stint at Foggy Bottom.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 10, 2015
Jeb Bush, Americans Already Work Longer Hours. See These Charts. Americans who do work are hardly lazing about. According to a 2014 Gallup poll, Americans employed full-time worked an average of 47 hours a week. Almost half worked over 50 hours a week. In fact, American workers spend more hours on the job than those in other large, industrialized nations, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Sergei Millian (l), Donald Trump and Jorge Perez in a photograph posted on Facebook by Mr Millian in 2014, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 20, 2017
Investigators on the Trump-Russia Beat Should Talk to This Man With subpoena-wielding investigators on this beat, here's a suggestion: The gumshoes ought to talk to an American from Belarus named Sergei Millian, who has boasted of close ties to Trump and who has worked with an outfit the FBI suspected of being a Russian intelligence front.
Michael Cohen received millions by promising access to Trump, documents show, From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 11, 2018
The Firm That Paid Michael Cohen $500,000 Is Deeply Tied to a Russian Oligarch, Records Show What was Cohen doing hooking up with Vekselberg and Intrater at this point? And why would he even be messing with a Russian oligarch when Trump was being battered by reports of Russian interference in the election and possible contacts between Trump associates and Russia?
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 23, 2016
Donald Trump and the Dark Soul of the GOP The Robger Stone-Alex Jones vision is a dark one: Corrupt and tyrannical evildoers are in charge, and they must be removed -- by death, if necessary. The existence of the United States is threatened by enemies at home, and extreme measures are called for. And Trump has encouraged and exploited this fear and hatred.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 2, 2014
Why There Is No Cure for the GOP's Benghazi Fever Benghazi is a candy store for many conservatives -- no matter that the bins are empty. They will not -- cannot -- let it go. Nor can they simply focus on the real issues of what went wrong that dreadful night and what must be done to prevent another such disaster. They are love-sick for Benghazi. And for that, there is no cure.
Morning Joe Reveals That Trump TRIED TO BLACKMAIL Him & Mika, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 1, 2017
Hey GOP, Trump's Misogyny and Obsession With Revenge Are Nothing New Trump has a long history of touting his love of revenge, and for years in speeches and public talks he has declared that a key to success is vengeance: "Get even with people. If they screw you, screw them back 10 times as hard. I really believe it."
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 17, 2015
Here's Why the Huffington Post Is Wrong About Donald Trump Trump has indeed turned an important event -- a major political party selecting its presidential nominee -- into a stretch Hummer-sized clown car. A Trump-dominated GOP contest does have the feel of a super-charged reality show, with political consumers (that is, the audience) on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the next Trump tweet -- Trweet -- blasting another foe or critic.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 21, 2017
Trump Official Once Praised a Defender of Holocaust Deniers Donald Trump appointed Teresa Manning, a leading anti-abortion activist, to be a deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services. The pick was controversial because Manning, formerly a legislative analyst at the conservative Family Research Council and a lobbyist for the National Right to Life Committee. She had once praised a defender of Holocaust deniers.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 29, 2016
Here's What Ted Cruz Won't Tell You About His Days as a Corporate Lawyer In the memoir Ted Cruz released last year, A Time for Truth, the GOP presidential contender chronicles his rise from the son of a Cuban immigrant to a tea-party-beloved, Obama-obstructing senator. But a chapter in his life gets short shrift: Cruz's years as a highly paid private lawyer who often defended powerful corporations.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 28, 2015
4 Reasons Why a Biden Run Would Help Sanders Some Clinton advocates may have mixed feelings about a Biden candidacy, but the Sanders crowd ought to be eager for Biden to join in. The more insiders in a contest, the better for the outsider. Just ask Donald Trump.
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The Right's Obsession With Obama the Flirt The conservative New York Post this week has done extra duty to promote the idea that the president is a cad (and Michelle Obama is the resentful, jealous, and bossy wife). After photos emerged of Obama taking a selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (with British PM David Cameron the third wheel) and the first lady looking displeased, the media was all abuzz.
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Trump: Don't Blame Me When I Quote Fox News At a short press conference with German leader Angela Merkel, Trump indicated that he believed there was nothing to apologize for. Asked by a German reporter about the wiretapping allegation, he made a reference to "fake news" without addressing the matter. When a second German reporter pressed Trump on the issue, Trump first made a joke that he had something in common with Merkel. (The NSA had listened in on her cellphone.)
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 26, 2016
The Many Times Donald Trump Has Lied About His Mob Connections If elected president, Trump would be in charge of federal law enforcement. So his attitude toward the mob could well be deemed a highly significant campaign issue -- as could his long record of not telling the truth about his ties to organized crime.
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Hillary Clinton's Emails Show She's Basically Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep" this trove of emails -- the first of several to come -- depicts Clinton as an earnest public servant toiling away on important affairs of state (global food security, Afghanistan policy, climate change, and international women's rights) while often operating in a Veep-like world, as in the HBO comedy in which Julia Louis-Dreyfuss plays a vice president-turned-president.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 18, 2015
Trump's No. 1 Booster Goes Real Dirty to Attack the Clintons The book is something of a throwback to the 1990s' "vast right-wing conspiracy"--a term Hillary Clinton used during the Clinton impeachment scandal to dismiss her husband's foes and the assorted allegations hurled at the couple. Its cover features a blurb from conservative provocateur Ann Coulter, who in the Clinton years was part of a team of right-wing attorneys who privately schemed to destroy the Clinton administration.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 4, 2015
The GOP's Problem Is Not Donald Trump Trump is tapping into a current that runs throughout the various strains of the GOP. It's a current of frustration, despair, anger, and yearning--a yearning for a time when the United States will not be confronted by difficult economic and national security challenges, and when you will not have to press 1 for English and 2 for Spanish.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 21, 2017
GOP Senator Calls for Investigating What FBI Did About Russia-Trump Intelligence The night before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, the New York Times dropped a bombshell: intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been examining intercepted communications and financial transactions in an investigation of possible contacts between Trump associates and Russian officials.
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Inhofe's Grand Climate Conspiracy Theory: It's All About Barbra Streisand Inhofe, thanks to the recent elections, is in line to chair the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee when the Republicans assume control of the Senate next month. He has vowed to do all he can to block regulations aimed at cutting emissions.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 24, 2015
Ben Carson: The World Was Created in 6 Days. Literally. Ben Carson, one of the top-tier contenders in the GOP presidential primary, has long been known as an ardent creationist. He has debated prominent scientists who defend evolution, and it's no secret that his advocacy of creationism springs from his deep faith in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a Christian religion established in the mid-1800s.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Hate Trumps History: A Reality TV Star Wins the White House in a Broken America Pocketing a huge majority of non-college-educated white voters, Trump prevented Hillary Clinton from becoming the country's first woman president. Hate did trump. The Republicans' animus-driven effort yielded a decisive victory for the reality television celebrity and left the nation bitterly and fundamentally divided.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 27, 2014
Rand Paul: Republicans Are "Too Eager for War" Paul, who is mulling a 2016 presidential bid, has not hesitated to challenge the hawks of the GOP, he has softened his language. He no longer accuses Cheney of pushing the Iraq war to reap corporate profits. (He even recently claimed that was not what he had meant to say.)
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How Donald Trump Plans on Spinning 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths as a Win Through the course of the coronavirus crisis, Trump has demonstrated the adaptability that has so often helped his career in business and politics, as he shifted from predator developer to scammy brand-marketer to reality-TV celebrity.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 10, 2016
Obama Orders a Review of Russian Meddling in the US Election -- But How Much of It Will Be Public? President Barack Obama has added momentum to the call for an investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Obama's decision comes as members of Congress have upped the volume on demands that the Russian hacking of Democratic targets be probed.
Donald Trump Brings Down The House, From YouTubeVideos
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Why Donald Trump Loves Vladimir Putin Though MSNBC's "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough pressed Trump, noting that several journalists critical of the Putin regime have been slain, the tycoon turned politician stuck with his admiration for Putin and replied, "He's running his country, and at least he's a leader, you know, unlike what we have in this country."
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 14, 2014
New Memo: Kissinger Gave the "Green Light" for Argentina's Dirty War A new memo has emerged that provides clear evidence that in 1976 Kissinger gave Argentina's neo-fascist military junta the "green light" for the dirty war it was conducting against civilian and militant leftists that resulted in the disappearance -- that is, deaths -- of an estimated 30,000 people.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Why Picking Tom Perez for Attorney General Would Be a Smart Move for Obama President Barack Obama will need to show some fight after the midterm elections. If the Republicans triumph, Obama must do something to rally his discouraged supporters and show he won't spend his final two years as a truly lame-duck president.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Why Obamacare Means Life and Death...for Both Political Parties as the fierce mud-wrestling over Obamacare continues, it's not going too far to say that this clash is darn close to a life-and-death battle between the Democrats and Republicans. Which explains why the conflict is not ending, even as the White House patches up the glitchy website.
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Former GOP Senator Who First Hired McConnell Slams Him for Opposing Obamacare Marlow Cook, now 87 years old, says he is aghast that Mitch McConnell is a fierce advocate of killing President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. "If he had any knowledge of the lack of health and medical facilities in the hills of Kentucky," Cook says, "he'd know it's a problem we need to solve.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Does Ben Carson Believe Most Evangelical Voters Are Going to Hell? Religion and politics can make a volatile mix. In the case of Carson, this overlap is an essential part of his success. Yet it is odd that Carson has done so well with evangelicals when he is a high-profile and devoted member of a church that teaches that almost all evangelical Christians will soon join with Satan to oppose Jesus Christ.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 13, 2014
Sen. Feinstein: The CIA Scandal Began Because the Agency Misled Congress About Torture Feinstein's big reveal also presented a highly troubling charge: The CIA lied to Congress about what might be its most controversial program in decades. This, in and of itself, should be big news.
'Disloyalty To Country': Adam Schiff Shreds Donald Trump For His Betrayal Of America., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 11, 2020
Coronavirus and Russia: Trump and the GOP's Double Betrayal Not since the Civil War -- when leaders responsible for the enslavement and brutalization of millions of Americans sought to destroy the United States and took military action that resulted in the violent deaths of hundreds of thousands of citizens -- has a group of politicians so profoundly betrayed the republic.
Trump likely to name ex-Fox News executive as White House comms director President Trump names former Fox News co-president Bill Shine to be his new communications director, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 6, 2018
Trump's New White House Communications Chief Loves a Good Fire The White House officially announced that President Donald Trump had chosen Shine to be the next White House communications chief. The news comes a year after Shine was booted out of Fox following accusations that he covered up the alleged sexual misconduct of Roger Ailes, the former Fox News poobah, and after Shine attempted to keep alleged sexual harasser Bill O'Reilly in his position.
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On Facebook, Trump's Longtime Butler Calls for Obama to Be Killed Senecal regularly posts screeds on his Facebook page from a far-right perspective in which he decries Obama and his wife--along with Hillary Clinton, other Democrats, and Republican leaders. He often refers to Obama as "zero," and several times he has called for the president's execution. He confirms that he has written all the posts on the page that have appeared under his name. "It's all me," he says.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 23, 2015
How Cat Stevens Made Bill Murray's New Film Happen Competing with big-budget films, Rock the Kasbah may have a tough time finding its audience. But the Cat Stevens-imbued film is an unconventional attempt to depict this Muslim society in non-Hollywood fashion--while prompting plenty of laughs. (Murray nails the part of the dodgy former LA player who's living in a derelict motel and incessantly dropping the names of the big-time rockers he supposedly used to run with.)
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Joe Biden and the Iraq War: It's Complicated As Joe Biden joins the far-too-wide 2020 Democratic field, various media outlets have published stories noting that his 2002 vote that granted President Bush the authority to invade Iraq could come to haunt his campaign. He did try to impede Bush's war. It was only after he failed that Biden yielded to the forces of conventional political reality and voted in sync with the prevailing pro-war sentiment of the moment.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Rand Paul's Woman Problem If Paul believes it's fair game to dredge up the personal past of Bill Clinton, he might prepare for similar vetting—particularly if he decides to run for president. Has he always shunned those with less-than-stellar private lives? Has he ever done anything shun-worthy himself? And will he be able to make Bill Clinton's old indiscretions more of an issue than his current stances on policy matters directly affecting women?
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 20, 2014
Can Obama Weather the Current Geopolitical Shitstorm? Being president can be a b*tch. Barack Obama is in charge of the world's most consequential superpower (when you combine economic might and military force) at a time when the world seems to be cracking up more than usual. The public tend not to support the demands of the hawks and neocons. But the incessant charge that Obama is indecisive and weak does become part of the never-ending background noise of American politics.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Watch Donald Trump Completely Contradict Himself on US Troops in Iraq As he has soared to the top of the polls, Trump has deftly devised a way of discussing the Iraq War that includes Obama-bashing. The problem (well, it would be a problem for a conventional politician): Trump is contradicted by his own words.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 25, 2014
How America Finances the Destruction in Gaza -- and the Cleanup Each year, the United States gives Israel about $3.1 billion in military assistance. About $800 million underwrites Israeli manufacturing of weaponry and military products. The rest finances what is essentially a gift card that the Israeli military uses to procure arms and military equipment from US military contractors. So to a certain degree, the destruction in Gaza does have a made-in-the-USA stamp.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Is Obama a Realist, Isolationist, Humanitarian Interventionist, or Drone-Dropping Hawk? President Barack Obama inherited a helluva cleanup job. And as he had handled the details -- such as winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- he has had tried to articulate an overall strategy. His latest stab at this was the speech he delivered to West Point graduates this morning.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 2, 2015
Ben Carson and the Satanic Sabbath Persecution Conspiracy Carson, who has said present-day America "is very much like Nazi Germany," has forthrightly stated that he believes Satan has pushed the theory of evolution and embraced the notion that commies have secretly infested the schools, media, and government of the United States. If his dark vision of the world extends further, he probably ought to share it with the voters.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Here's Another Time a Trump Company Was Sued for Discriminating Against Black People Just as the Trumps' standoff with the Justice Department was winding down, their real estate business was hit by a group of similar lawsuits for again allegedly discriminating against black New Yorkers looking for apartments.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 19, 2019
The Mueller Report: A Detailed Account of Trump's Lies and Misconduct Mueller has demonstrated that the Trump-Russia scandal is neither a hoax nor a conspiracy theory. He has not exonerated Trump. He has shown that even if Trump has not committed crimes, the president of the United States is guilty of many serious misdeeds and transgressions.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 7, 2015
Ben Carson Says Honesty Is More Important Than Political Experience Ben Carson's improbable presidential campaign took a big hit on Friday when Politico reported that a key story Carson has long told -- that he was offered a "full scholarship" to the prestigious US Military Academy at West Point after meeting a prominent Army general -- was false. It turns out that Carson never sought admission to West Point.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 1, 2014
Should Obama Fire His CIA Chief for Misleading the Public About the Senate Spying Scandal? If the CIA was covertly undercutting and interfering with congressional oversight, then the foundation of the national security state was at risk, for the executive branch, in theory, can only engage in clandestine activity as long as members of Congress can keep an eye on it.
Bernie Sanders, From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Bernie Sanders' Choice: What to Do When Winter Is Coming? Donald Trump. He's a narcissistic bigot who in power could be a profound danger. He seems to lack a basic understanding of the nuclear arsenal of which he would be in charge. He claims climate change is a hoax. He has vowed to play chicken with the debt ceiling. It is not hard to envision him triggering (or ignoring) crises that would threaten the survival of the United States or other parts of the globe.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 18, 2015
Pete Seeger's FBI File Reveals How the Folk Legend First Became a Target of the Feds According to documents in Seeger's extensive FBI file -- which runs to nearly 1,800 pages, the bureau's initial interest in Seeger was triggered in 1943 after Seeger, as an Army private, wrote a letter protesting a proposal to deport all Japanese American citizens and residents when World War II ended.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 24, 2015
Donald Trump Is Channeling Richard Nixon Of course, there are profound differences between the two men. Nixon was an insecure introvert, and Trump is...well, not that. In a 1990 book, Trump observed, "I've seen some real killers in my line of work, but Richard Nixon makes them look like babies. The man is a rock, like him or not."
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 31, 2013
WATCH: Ted Cruz's Dad Calls US a "Christian Nation," Says Obama Should Go "Back to Kenya" Rafael Cruz, speaking to the North Texas Tea Party on behalf of his son, who was then running for Senate, called President Barack Obama an "outright Marxist" who "seeks to destroy all concept of God," and he urged the crowd to send Obama "back to Kenya."
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 3, 2016
Trump Once Called for Sending US Ground Troops to Fight ISIS and "Take That Oil" Throughout the campaign, Trump has insisted that the United States should "take the oil" from Iraq and areas controlled by ISIS--an idea widely derided by military, international law, and energy experts--without ever explaining how this could happen.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 11, 2014
Rand Paul: GOP Should Reject Cheney for Defending "Torture" In 2009, Paul called on the GOP to disassociate itself from Cheney because the ex-veep was defending his administration's use of torture. On March 29, Cheney warned that there was "an increasing strain of isolationism" within the GOP, and he slammed the less hawkish members of his party. He didn't name names, but the message was clear: He meant Rand Paul, among others.
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Ben Carson's Love Affair With a "Nutjob" Conspiracy Theorist Ben Carson has provided one important clue as to his fundamental political worldview, by repeatedly endorsing a far-right conspiracy theorist named W. Cleon Skousen, who was characterized in 2007 by the conservative National Review as an "all-around nutjob."
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 8, 2016
Is Marco Rubio a Sleeper Agent for Netanyahu? Rubio's message seems to be that a strong and effective US leader would not spy on Israel, and that Rubio would not green-light espionage operations that keep an eye on that nation. No doubt, that would delight Israel and its spies, who have long targeted Washington with aggressive espionage operations.
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GOPers Probing Iran Deal Turn to Cheney Aide Who Was Involved With Bogus Iraq Intel After the New York Times' much-discussed profile of White House national security aide Ben Rhodes hit computer screens all across Washington recently, Republicans howled about the revelation that Rhodes boasted of having created an "echo chamber" of experts and journalists to support the Iran nuclear deal.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 17, 2014
WATCH: Government-Funded Israeli Groups Attack John Kerry With Scatological Parody Video As Secretary of State John Kerry strives to revive the Middle East peace process, while also toiling to craft a nuclear deal with Iran and a resolution to the Syrian conflict, he has come under attack in an unusual manner. An Israeli group funded by the Netanyahu-led government is mounting an anti-Kerry campaign by promoting a video that employs a scatological joke to lampoon and deride the United States' top diplomat.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 12, 2014
"Serious-Minded" Benghazi Committee Chair Pushed Anti-Obama IRS Conspiracy Theory When Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) was anointed last month by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to lead yet another congressional investigation of Benghazi, the second-term tea party congressman, a former prosecutor, was hailed by his Republican colleagues as an evenhanded lawmaker who had no political ax to grind in this endeavor.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 9, 2015
France's Far-Right Leader Exploits the Paris Attack and Calls for Reviving the Death Penalty Marine Le Pen, the leader of Front National, a far-right, anti-immigrant party, called for France to revive the death penalty. La Pen's remarks were not surprising. While the manhunt for the Charlie Hebdo killers was underway, she used the horrific attack to justify her own political war on Islam.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 24, 2014
WATCH: Rand Paul Says Jimmy Carter Was Better on the Budget Than Ronald Reagan As Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) ponders a presidential bid, he has lately made efforts to wrap himself in the banner of Ronald Reagan. In op-eds and speeches, the libertarian tea partier has increasingly invoked the Republicans' most holy icon, especially after being attacked by members of his party's establishment who have accused him of isolationism.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 11, 2016
How the Conservative Media Went Nuts When David Brooks and I Discussed Cruz's "Satanic" Tone I was besieged on Twitter by conservatives who hurled angry how-dare-you tweets at me. Some accused me of committing a hate crime (the victims: Christians). But this was yet another exercise of false right-wing outrage, and a demonstration of rather poor reading comprehension on the right.
Ted Cruz, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 12, 2015
Ted Cruz Complains That Running for President Sucks While Cruz is putting up with a "pizza diet" to advance the conservative cause, right-wingers ought to at least kick in the money for his junk food and hotel rooms. If Cruz is now griping about the lack of sleep, imagine how much he'll complain if he does become president.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 9, 2015
House Tea Partiers to the World: Burn, Baby, Burn Hours after McCarthy's announcement, there was no word of what comes next. Who might jump in? Would a caretaker candidate emerge? How long could Speaker John Boehner stay in the job? And, it seemed, the House tea partiers who had somewhat caused this crisis -- they had succeeded in driving Boehner from the job and had deemed McCarthy insufficiently conservative -- were yearning for more chaos.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Why Not to Worry About Donald Trump...Yet To all of you fretting that a fellow who calls for the imposition of official bigotry is a leading presidential contender, let's take a deep breath and look at some numbers. They show that Trump at this point is drawing support from a limited slice of the US public.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 24, 2017
Nunes (Kind of) Confesses He Went Off Half-Cocked Asked repeatedly about the information that was the basis for his charge that Trump and his associates were inappropriately "unmasked" in classified intelligence reports based on legally authorized top-secret surveillance of foreign targets, Nunes said he did not have that material in hand. He says he ran to the mics and the White House before thoroughly reviewing all the documents.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 13, 2013
In 2 Charts: Why Hillary (and Bill) Clinton Damn Well Better Hope Obamacare Succeeds Bill Clinton did it again. On Tuesday, he interjected himself into the ongoing political tussle over the implementation of Obamacare by declaring that President Barack Obama "should honor" his "commitment" to allow people to hang on to their preexisting health insurance plans.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 2, 2014
The Clinton Memos: Advice on How Hillary Should Talk to a Single-Payer Advocate Newly released documents from Bill Clinton's library show how Hillary Clinton was tasked to coax and flatter lawmakers during the 1993 heath care reform debate. It was very "House of Cards"-ish (but without the murders)-- setting up a health care "university" to educate lawmakers on key policy components, mounting a "massive public communications campaign," and coaxing -- that is, ego-stroking -- of individual lawmakers.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 27, 2013
CBS News' Benghazi Review Leaves Several Big Questions Unanswered The report suggests that Logan was driven by both a desire to find something new in a story already much covered and her belief that the Obama administration was misrepresenting the threat posed by Al Qaeda. This is damning: she failed to do a basic task of reporting and she might have had an agenda.
Donald Trump and Ben Carson, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Why This Is the Most Unpredictable GOP Race in 50 Years For decades -- that is, for the entire modern political era -- anyone with a dash or two of sense could usually make a reasonable guess about who would win the Republican presidential nomination. It wasn't tough to pick the winner. The conventional choice -- the expected choice -- tended to triumph.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 20, 2014
On Iraq, McCain Won't Take McCain's Advice On Thursday, McCain went full McCain. He called for ousting Maliki. (Obama and his aides are trying to nudge Maliki aside, but it's not a snap-of-the-fingers task to get rid of a Washington-endorsed guy who was elected.) And McCain demanded, yes, airstrikes.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Mitch McConnell's Big Mitch Problem McConnell's political unpopularity among Democrats is not surprising. He lacks the slightest hint of charisma or charm -- or personality -- that conservatives sometimes can employ to win over Dems, especially in southern states. He certainly doesn't look good holding a gun. Given McConnell's low standing, almost any Democrat who doesn't drool would stand a chance against this well-funded, influential Washington powerbroker.
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Why Henry Waxman Was One of the Most Important Congressmen Ever Henry Waxman is retiring. This Democratic congressman from Los Angeles has been a Capitol Hill fixture and progressive crusader for decades, since he was first elected in 1974. He vigorously pursued Big Tobacco and enthusiastically championed climate change legislation. He's been a fierce advocate for consumer rights, health care, and the environment.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 14, 2015
Rand Paul Attacks Trump for Praising Dems, but He Once Said Carter Was Better Than Reagan Rand Paul once took a position similar to one of the Trump quotes in this new ad. His get-Trump spot excoriates the celebrity billionaire for having previously declared, "The economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans." Yet Paul used to repeatedly insist that President Jimmy Carter was better on the federal budget than President Ronald Reagan.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 10, 2013
How the GOP's Kamikaze Club Hijacked John Boehner Boehner has chosen to lead by being led. He may have been carjacked by a well-organized gang that stuck to a well-designed and well-financed plan, but he is not blameless. After all, he gave up the keys to this car without much of a fight.
Bernie Sanders, From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 23, 2016
The Myth of Sanders' November Advantage Sanders has yet to face a true negative ad campaign aimed at destroying his public image. Were he to be the Democratic nominee, he would be confronted with hundreds of millions of dollars in negative ads designed to rip him apart. And everyone knows what that pummeling would focus on: He's a self-proclaimed socialist.
Billionaire Funder David Koch, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 22, 2016
How the Kochtopus Went After a Reporter The covert smear campaign against Mayer did not succeed. But this is a cautionary tale for any reporter who digs too deep into the world of dark money. The super wealthy donors who want to influence politics with cash also have the money to target those who would cast light upon the actions they wish to keep secret.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The Time Ted Cruz Defended a Ban on Dildos In one chapter of his campaign book, A Time for Truth, Ted Cruz proudly chronicles his days as a Texas solicitor general, a post he held from 2003 to 2008. He notes cases he defended during his stint as the state's chief lawyer, in front of the Supreme Court and federal and state appellate courts. Yet one case he does not mention is the time he helped defend a law criminalizing the sale of dildos.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Does Ted Cruz Believe His Critics Will be Condemned by God? Speaking to the North Texas Tea Party last year on behalf of his son, the elder Cruz called President Barack Obama an "outright Marxist" who "seeks to destroy all concept of God." At that event, Rafael Cruz also urged the crowd to send Obama "back to Kenya." Or ship him "back to Indonesia."
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In Shutdown and Debt Ceiling Showdown, GOPers Ignore Their Party's Own Advice The party's recent excursion into the government shutdown/debt ceiling quagmire shows that few members of its national wing absorbed the lessons the party's coroners had assembled. The GOP's morgue brigade asserted that the party's "messaging," was hurting it.
Dr. Ben Carson, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 20, 2015
The Spooky and Scandalous Past of Ben Carson's Top National Security Adviser Duane Clarridge, a top adviser to Carson on terrorism and national security, told the Times, "Nobody has been able to sit down with him and have him get one iota of intelligent information about the Middle East." Ouch. Often portrayed as a veteran spymaster in the media, Clarridge has indeed had a long career in intelligence, but it has been a checkered one.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 30, 2016
GOP Insider Trent Lott Tried to Broker a Kasich-Rubio Ticket to Thwart Donald Trump This was Lott's plan: Kasich and Rubio would agree to run as a ticket, with Rubio in the veep slot, and the pair would keep this quiet and not announce the deal until days before the Republican convention. This dramatic, headline-grabbing move, in Lott's thinking, would dominate the news, as GOPers gathered in Cleveland, and potentially rewrite the narrative of the Republican race.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 27, 2014
GOP Group Attacks Dem for Holding Social Security Position GOPers Promoted Hypocrisy is nothing new in politics. Nor is playing politics with Social Security. But the National Republican Congressional Committee, the outfit assigned the task of protecting the GOP majority in the House, pegged the needle in Social Security-fueled political hypocrisy with its recent attack on Florida Democrat Alex Sink.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Economist Mark Zandi on Default: "We Will Be Dooming Our Economy and the Entire Global Economy" for Years The government's debt is not created by the extension of borrowing authority; it is created when Congress establishes entitlements or passes spending bills that require government borrowing. Put another way, raising the debt ceiling does not change the amount of money the US government owes.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 1, 2016
What Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Have in Common As Trump and Cruz slug it out for the Republican prize, each aims to distinguish himself from the other. Trump says he's a truth-teller and--BAM!--Cruz is "Lyin' Ted." Cruz claims he's a principled and courageous conservative and--KA-POW!--Trump is a "sniveling coward" and rank opportunist.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The GOP's Obamacare Suicide With Sen. Ted Cruz wagging the party, the GOPers pushing for the government shutdown--aided and abetted by Rush Limbaugh, the Heritage Foundation, and other influentials of the far right--have focused exclusively on Obamacare. So if the Republican party stands for anything today, it is obstructing Obamacare.

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