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Michael Flynn’s Legal Team Ends Cooperation With President Trump’s Legal Team

Trump Russia

Potentially bad news for President Trump in connection with the Russia investigation.

Second Federal Judge Issues Order Blocking Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Trump Transgender Military Ban

For the second time in as many months, a Federal Court is blocking the Administration’s ban on transgender troops in the military.

Trump Endorses Moore Despite Molestation Charges

Roy Moore Gun

President Trump put his thumb on the scale for Roy Moore, ignoring the allegations of harassment and sexual abuse that have been made against the candidate.

Federal Judge Issues Order Barring Cut Off Of Funding To ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Sanctuary Cities

A Federal Judge in California has entered an order permanently blocking a Trump Administration effort to deny funding to so-called sanctuary cities.

Assessing The 2018 Battle For Control Of Congress

2018 Election

The early numbers in the battle to control Congress look good for Democrats, but there are are a number of caveats to keep in mind.

Roy Moore Accuser Speaks Out While White House Effectively Endorses Moore

Roy Moore Gun

The woman who says Ray Moore assaulted her when she was just 14 spoke out this morning at the same time that the White House effectively endorsed Moore’s candidacy.

Donald Trump’s Pettiness On Display Yet Again

President Donald Trump

Donald Trump is without question the pettiest, most vindictive person to ever occupy the Oval Office.

Presidential Authority To Order Nuclear Launches In The Trump Era

Trump Nukes

Is it time to reexamine Presidential authority to launch a nuclear strike?

Trump’s Tweets Are Hurting Him, And His Aides Can’t Stop Him

Trump Twitter

There’s growing evidence that Donald Trump’s tweets are hurting him but his aides have basically given up trying to control his Twitter habit.

The Roy Moore Case Has Become The Focal Point In The Republican Civil War

Elephants Fighting

The differing reactions among Republicans in Washington and the base of the Republican Party to the charges against Roy Moore have enhanced a civil war inside the Republican Party.

After 300 Days, Donald Trump Sees No Accomplishments And Dwindling Job Approval

Trump Sad Face

Donald Trump has been President 300 days and the record reveals no real accomplishments and increased dissatisfaction with the job he’s doing.

Fox News Host Shepard Smith Debunks His Own Network’s Favorite Clinton Conspiracy Theory

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A Fox News host has debunked the Uranium One conspiracy theory being pushed by his own network.

Trump’s Asian Trip Leaves Allies Wondering And Doubting

Donald Trump with Map of Asia

President Trump returns home from an Asian trip that wasn’t exactly impressive.

Trump Lies 1,628 Times. The Truth Dies.

Donald Trump Shrug

Since taking office, President Trump has made an average of 5.5 false claims per day.

Donald Trump Jr. Had Direct Contact With Wikileaks Regarding Information About Clinton

Donald Trump Jr and Julian Assange

More indications that Donald Trump Jr. was heavily involved in Trump campaign efforts to coordinate with foreign contacts regarding damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

The Insanity Of Preemptive War Against North Korea

US North Korea Nuclear Missiles

A preemptive attack on North Korea would be illegal, immoral and, most importantly, insane.

Donald Trump Continues His Efforts To Undermine The Russia Investigation

Trump Russia

Even during an overseas trip, President Trump continues to try to undermine the Russia investigation.

Donald Trump’s Unqualified Judges

Trump Gavel

As a candidate, Donald Trump liked to claim that he only hired the “top people.” and said he would do the same thing as President. So far, it isn’t working out that way.

Republicans Face The Reality That Trump Is A Political Albatross They Can’t Get Away From

Trump And GOP Elephant

Republicans have a Donald Trump problem, and they can’t run away from it.

Russian Lawyer Alleges Donald Trump, Jr. Offered Quid Pro Quo For Information On Clinton

Trump Russia

Yet more evidence of potential collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russians.

Trump And The Rule Of Law

Trump Gavel

In his time as President, Donald Trump has demonstrated as much contempt for the rule of law as he did as a candidate.

Bowe Bergdahl Receives Dishonorable Discharge, Reduction In Rank, Will Not Serve Prison Time

Bowe Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl received a dishonorable discharge and reduction in rank, but will not serve time in prison.

Trump Nominates Jerome Powell To Head Federal Reserve Board

Donald Trump Jerome Powell

President Trump has selected Jerome Powell, a member of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, to replace Janet Yellen as Chairman.

House Republicans Unveil Tax Reform Bill

tax-forms

House Republicans unveiled their tax reform bill today, but its fate is far from clear.

Justice Department May Seek Charges Against Russian Officials For Election-Related Hacking

Trump Russia

The Justice Department appears to be on the verge of charging Russian government officials in connection with election-related hacking.

House Republican Tax Plan Already Unpopular

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House Republicans haven’t released their tax bill yet, but it’s already unpopular.

Trump And The Federal Courts

Trump Gavel

Federal Courts continue to rule against the Administration, and the President continues to lash out at Judges and demonstrate his contempt for the Rule Of Law.

I Say Papadopoulos, You Say Stephanopoulos. Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off.

Facepalm

Yesterday, Wolf Blizter had perhaps the best gaffe of the day when introducing a segment on the guilty plea of former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos:

Federal Court Blocks Implementation Of Trump’s Ban On Transgender Soldiers

Trump Transgender Military Ban

A Federal Judge in Washington, D.C. has blocked the Trump Administration from implementing its ban on transgender soldiers.

Trump’s Job Approval Hits New Lows In Two New Polls

Trump Shrug 2

More bad polling news for President Trump.

Former Trump Campaign Adviser Charged With Lying To F.B.I. About Contacts With Russia

Trump Russia

A Trump Campaign official has been charged with and pled guilty to charges of lying to the F.B.I. regarding contacts with Russian officials.

Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Indicted

Paul Manafort

The first shoes drop in the Mueller investigation.

Don’t Expect Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Retire While Donald Trump Is President

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making it clear she will not be leaving the court anytime soon.

First Indictment Reportedly Issued In Mueller’s Russia Investigation

Trump Russia

The first shoes appear ready to drop in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign.

There Is No Civil War, Republicans And Conservatives Have Already Surrendered

Surrender Flag

Forget all the talk about a civil war in the Republican Party, the truth is that Republicans and conservatives have already surrendered to Trump and Bannon.

In Which Rex Tillerson Speaks For All Of Us

Donald Trump Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson made a joke during an international trip yesterday that sounds like more than a joke: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that there are days where he feels like he needs to “curl up in a ball.” “Yeah, some days I feel like I need to do that. Curl up in a ball,” Tillerson […]

Majority Of Americans Disagree With Trump On N.F.L. Anthem Protests

Kaepernick Kneeling Anthem

Donald Trump has apparently made the American public more supportive of players who kneel for the National Anthem.

Trump’s Job Approval Hits New Low In Fox News Poll

Trump Sad Face

President Trump remains the most unpopular newly elected President since the end of the Second World War, and there’s no sign that will change.

Trump and the Autonomous Military

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Via The Hill:  Trump: ‘My generals’ had decision-making authority on Niger mission. President Trump on Wednesday said he did not personally authorize the mission in Niger in which four U.S. soldiers were killed, saying “my generals and my military” have decision-making authority. Asked if he authorized the mission, Trump responded, “No, I didn’t, not specifically.” “I have […]

Don’t Expect Other Republicans To Speak Out Against Trump Like McCain, Corker, And Flake Have

Trump And GOP Elephant

Due mostly to cowardice and naked self-interest, you shouldn’t expect many other Republicans to speak out against Trump in the near future.

Trump Claims He Did More To Fight ISIS Than Obama. That Is, Of Course, Not True.

Trump ISIS

Another day, another Trump lie.

Citing Nastiness In Trump Era GOP, Jeff Flake Announces He’s Retiring

Jeff Flake

One of the few Republicans willing to speak out against Donald Trump is retiring at the end of his current term.

Xi Jinping Consolidates Power In China

Xi Jinping

While the President of the United States continues to create chaos, Xi Jinping consolidates his power in China.

Shot. Chaser. (Trump And Bob Corker Edition)

Shot and chaser

President Trump fired another shot at retiring Tennessee Senator Bob Corker today: Bob Corker, who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting Tax Cuts…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2017 …Corker dropped out of the race in Tennesse when I […]

John McCain Is Taking On Donald Trump Without Regret

John McCain Donald Trump

John McCain has been standing out from his fellow Republicans largely by unleashing on President Trump, and it is unlikely to end anytime soon.

Questioning Generals Like John Kelly Is Not Only Appropriate, It’s Absolutely Necessary

John Kelly Briefing Room

The White House believes that it is ‘inappropriate’ to question Generals. This argument is not only wrong, it’s downright dangerous.

John Kelly Defends Trump On Call To Grieving Family, But Gets Many Facts Wrong

John Kelly Briefing Room

White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly publicly defended the President’s call to a military widow yesterday, but he got several facts wrong in the process.

Obama Blasts Trump’s ‘Politics Of Division’

Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally with New Jersey Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Jim Murphy

President Obama spoke out yesterday against his successor and the America he has created.

Without Mentioning Trump, George W. Bush Rebukes Trumpism

George W Bush

Without mentioning his successor by name, former President Bush delivered a stinging rebuke to Trump and Trumpism.

Donald Trump Is A Culture Warrior, Not A President

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Donald Trump’s entire modus operandi involves pushing divisive cultural hot buttons.

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