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Trump’s Word are Solace to White Supremacists

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Solace emboldens and helps to mainstream.

Who Could Have Seen this Coming? (Trump and Racial Politics Edition)

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Who could have predicted we would be where we are at the moment in terms of racial politics and the White House?

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.

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 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, […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci Out At White House

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Just one week after taking over as White House Communications Director, tech investor Anthony Scaramucci has been removed from his position on what also happens to be the first day on the job for new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly: WASHINGTON — President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position […]

Majority Of Americans Oppose Trump’s Proposed Ban On Transgender Military Service

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A new poll indicates that a majority of Americans oppose President Trump’s apparent decision to ban transgender service members from the U.S. military: NEW YORK (Reuters) – A majority of Americans believe that transgender individuals should be allowed to serve in the military, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. The July […]

Shot, Chaser (Russia And Trump Edition)

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These two stories were posted by The Hill six minutes apart Shot: Putin expels 755 U.S. diplomats from Russia Chaser: Pence: Trump hopes Russia will behave better

Gary Cooper, Woody Allen, and Trump (Oh My!)

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Wherein Noonan writes an odd column that reaches the right conclusion.

Trump’s Travels On Pace To Cost Taxpayers More In One Year Than Obama Did In Eight

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It’s not the time away from the White House that matters, it’s the hypocrisy.

Federal Judge: Official Violated First Amendment By Blocking User From Her Facebook Page

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A Federal Judge has ruled against an elected official who blocked a constituent from accessing her Facebook page.

Reince Priebus Is Out As White House Chief Of Staff, But The Chaos Is Likely To Continue

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In another major change announced via Twitter, late yesterday President Trump announced he’d hired a new Chief of Staff, but changes at the staff level aren’t going to fix what’s really wrong with the Trump Administration.

Second Quarter Sees Modest Economic Growth In Initial Estimate

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According to initial estimates, the economy grew at faster pace in the second quarter than at the beginning of the year, but it was hardly anything to write home about.

Senate Once Again Fails On Health Care Reform

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Seven years of rhetoric on health care reform ended early this morning with a narrow vote on a bill that even Republicans didn’t really support.

Boy Scouts Apologize For Trump’s Speech At Jamboree

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“I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. “

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