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The Problem With The Trump White House is Donald Trump, Not Steve Bannon

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The problem with the Trump White House is the man who sits behind the Resolute Desk.

Restricting Immigration Does Not Lead To More Jobs For Americans

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The fundamental premise at the heart of the immigration bill that President Trump backed earlier this month has no merit whatsoever.

What It Takes To Be A Congressman’s Driver

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Politico has published an eight-page memorandum reportedly given to Congressional office and campaign workers who drive Indiana Republican Congressman Todd Rikta to and from appointments: Empty his trash. Always have hand sanitizer and gum at the ready. And don’t bother with “unnecessary conversation” — the congressman doesn’t have time for your chitchat. Demanding, high-maintenance bosses are notorious […]

Steve Bannon Is Out At The White House

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Another one bites the dust.

Trump’s Arts Council Quits On Him, Sends Hidden Message

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As part of the continuing response to President Trump’s Committee On the Arts and Humanities has been effectively disbanded thanks to the resignation of the vast majority of its members. They did so in the letter set forth below, which appears to contain a hidden message. Here’s the letter (Click To Enlarge): For those who can’t […]

The 82nd Airborne Is Still Fighting Fascists

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The 82nd Airborne Division is calling out a man who was photographed at the Charlottesville rally on Saturday wearing an 82nd Airborne hat: The 82nd Airborne Division fought several campaigns against Nazi Germany during World War II. So after a man in a hat bearing the elite Army paratrooper unit’s insignia was pictured throwing a […]

The Trump Effect? MSNBC Reaches No. 1 In Total Viewers

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A big change appears to have taken place in American cable news viewing habits.

Mother Of Woman Killed By White Supremacist Doesn’t Want To Hear From Donald Trump

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The mother of the young woman murdered by a white supremacist doesn’t want to hear from the President of the United States: "Have you talked to [Pres. Trump] directly yet?" – @RobinRoberts "I have not and now I will not." – Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer pic.twitter.com/TlqplPyi3J — Good Morning America (@GMA) August 18, […]

Once Again, Trump Lies And The Truth Dies

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President Trump’s reaction to the terror attack in Spain included an easily debunked lie about one of America’s most decorated Generals.

At Least Thirteen Dead, Dozens Injured, In Apparent Terror Attack In Spain

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At least thirteen dead in an apparent terrorist attack in Spain.

Republicans Have A Choice: Embrace Trump And The Alt-Right, Or Save Themselves

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Republicans now face a stark choice.

South Koreans Not So Concerned About War From The North

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The people who would most immediately be impacted by a war on the Korean peninsula don’t seem quite so concerned. Perhaps we should take a cue from them.

The Confederate Monuments Are Clearly About Hate, Not Heritage

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Facts are stubborn things.

Trump Resurrects ‘Both Sides Did It’ Excuse For Charlottesville Violence

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President Trump once again revealed his true self at a press conference yesterday.

Presidents Reagan And Obama Teach Trump How To Respond To Racism And Hate

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Some Presidents knew how to respond to racism and hatred. The current President doesn’t.

Charlottesville Reopens The Debate Over Confederate Symbols

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It’s time to stop honoring the symbols of a nation of racist traitors.

Trump Aides Nix Idea Of Going To Charlottesville

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“Why the hell would we do that?” — White House official.

Trump Aide Tried To Set Up Meetings With Russian Officials, Report Says

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A new report indicates that Trump campaign officials were seeking contact with Russian officials earlier than we thought.

Trump Says He’s Considering Pardoning Joe Arpaio

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On the same day that he finally spoke up about the racist-inspired violence in Charlottesville, Donald Trump told a reporter that he is considering pardoning former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently convicted of failing to comply with the order of a Federal Judge: President Trump told Fox News he is “seriously considering” issuing […]

Groups Seek To Hold Protest To “Protect” Confederate Monuments In Richmond

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Some of the same groups that were behind this weekend’s protests in Charlottesville over the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from the town square are now planning on protesting in Virginia’s capital in Richmond: A Confederate heritage organization has asked the state for permission to gather Sept. 16 at Richmond’s Robert E. […]

Trump’s New Statement On Charlottesville: Too Little, Too Late

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After two days, President Trump finally found the words to condemn the parties responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, but his remarks were far too little, far too late.

The Knives Are Out For Steve Bannon

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White House insiders have renewed efforts to oust Presidential adviser Steve Bannon. Can they succeed?

Donald Trump’s Words On Charlottesville Were Weak, Inadequate, And Cowardly

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Donald Trump has had harsher things to say about Rosie O’Donnell than he did about the people responsible for yesterday’s violence. That says something about him.

Nazis, Klan Members, Alt-Right Supporters Rally In Virginia Over Removal Of Confederate Statue

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Hatred and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump: North Korean Threats Will Increase Tourism To Guam

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President Trump told the Governor of Guam that the threats from North Korea will boost tourism to the island territory: HAGÅTÑA, Guam — If there’s one thing that Guam does not have to worry about while the tiny island is in the nuclear cross hairs of North Korea, it’s tourism, President Trump told the island’s governor in […]

Just How Far Can North Korea’s Missiles Reach?

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This chart from al-Jazeera shows just how far the missiles that have been developed and tested by North Korea can reach: (click to enlarge) The unknown factor, of course, is whether any of these missiles can actually effectively deliver a payload to the areas that they might be able to reach.

Trump Suggests ‘Military Option’ In Venezuela

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More stupid, irresponsible rhetoric from the President of the United States.

Trump Thanks Putin For Expelling 755 American Diplomats

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Donald Trump kowtows to Vladimir Putin yet again.

What Would It Take For Republicans To Abandon Trump?

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Donald Trump’s core supporters in the Republican Party remain intensely loyal, and that seems unlikely to change.

Transgender Troops Sue Trump Over Military Ban

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Just about two weeks after being announced, the President’s proposed ban on military service by transgender troops is being challenged in Court.

Giant Inflatable Chicken With Trump Hair Appears Near White House

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Well, this is odd: A large inflatable chicken meant to resemble President Trump was placed near the White House on Wednesday. The inflatable chicken, which features a golden coif of hair and hand gestures similar to Trump’s, is modeled after a statue unveiled in December as the mascot for a Chinese mall. Since the statue’s unveiling last year, smaller copies […]

Shot, Chaser (Trump And Nukes Edition)

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Shot: Donald Trump on Twitter: Be prepared, there is a small chance that our horrendous leadership could unknowingly lead us into World War III. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2013 Chaser: Trump Threatens ‘Fire And Fury’ Against North Korea If It Endangers U.S. 

Paul Manafort’s Virginia Home Raided By F.B.I. As Part Of Mueller Investigation

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The Mueller investigation continues.

Texas Democrats Don’t Have A Serious Candidate For Texas Governor

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Texas Democrats apparently don’t have a serious candidate for Governor next year: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats haven’t won a Texas governor’s race in nearly three decades, but a booming Hispanic population and the party’s dominance of the state’s largest cities have made them willing to invest in the contest to keep hopes of an […]

North Korea Passes Key Nuclear Threshold

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Things are getting far more complicated on the Korean Peninsula. Diplomacy isn’t working, and a military option would most likely lead to disaster.

Shot, Chaser (Trump And Leaks Edition)

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Shot: On August 5th, President Trump sent a tweet from his “working vacation” at a Trump golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey complimenting Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his press conference on Friday regarding cracking down on leaks of classified information. Chaser: This morning, President Trump retweeted a Fox & Friends Tweet regarding a story […]

After 200 Days In Office, Trump’s Job Approval Continues To Slump

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After 200 days, President Trump’s job approval numbers are hitting new lows.

Disgraced Former Justice Roy Moore Leads Poll For GOP Senate Nomination In Alabama

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Roy Moore, the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who was twice removed from the bench due to his willful failure to follow the orders of a Federal District Court, is leading in a new poll of the Republican primary for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Former Alabama Supreme […]

Chicago To File Suit Against Trump’s War On So-Called “Sanctuary Cities”

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Chicago is joining the growing list of jurisdictions challenging the Administration’s policy on sanctuary cities.

Shot, Chaser (Trump And Vacation Edition)

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Shot: Five times Trump criticized Obama for going on vacation Chaser: Trump leaves D.C. for 17-day vacation

A Good, But Not Great, Jobs Report For July

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July’s jobs report beat expectations, but the underlying numbers aren’t entirely positive either.

Russia’s Prime Minister Is Trolling The President Of The United States On Twitter

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The President of the United States is being trolled on Twitter by the Russian Prime Minister: The Trump administration has shown its total weakness by handing over executive power to Congress in the most humiliating way — Dmitry Medvedev (@MedvedevRussiaE) August 2, 2017 The US establishment fully outwitted Trump. The President is not happy about […]

Senate Blocks Trump’s Ability To Make Recess Appointments

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Even members of his own party don’t trust Donald Trump enough to make it possible for him to make recess appointments.

Special Counsel Bob Mueller Convenes D.C. Grand Jury

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Big developments in the Russia investigation that could start making President Trump deeply uncomfortable.

West Virginia’s Democratic Governor To Switch Parties

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The Democratic Governor of West Virginia is switching parties: WASHINGTON — Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia, a Democrat who was elected last year even as President Trump carried the state by 42 points, is expected to announce Thursday night at a rally with Mr. Trump that he is changing parties, according to three sources […]

Trump Endorses Plan To Cut Legal Immigration By Half

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The President has endorsed a bill that would cut legal immigration in half.

Pence Endorses The Really Bad Idea Of Bringing Georgia Into NATO

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Vice-President Pence is advocating the admission of Georgia into NATO. That would be a bad idea.

Donald Trump Is A Serial Liar, Even When It Comes To Trivial Issues

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Trump and his underlings continue to lie, even about the most trivial of matters.

Trump Played Key Role In Drafting False White House Statement On Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

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President Trump was apparently directly involved in drafting a false statement regarding his son’s meeting with a lawyer tied to the Russian government.

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Convicted Of Criminal Contempt Of Court

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Finally, “law and order” Joe Arpaio gets what he has long deserved.

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