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Republicans swing the word freedom over the heads of their voters like the Sword of Damocles. It has become a meaningless mantra, cutting away real freedoms like affordable housing, healthcare, pay equity, and a clean environment. Freedom for a majority of Republicans has translated into the freedom to kill their...

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  • August 11, 2021

The Trump administration—the malignant milieu of racism, bad ideas, and bad, racist ideas—had, for the past two-plus years, limited the use of consent decrees in holding police departments accountable for abusive (read: racist) behavior. Now, Attorney General Merrick Garland is reversing that Trump-era policy.

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  • April 17, 2021

After Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Stephanie Grisham, and Kayleigh McEnany, anyone or anything would have been an upgrade as press secretary. A wheel of Gorgonzola with a Furby chip jammed into it would have been better. But, luckily, we did much better. Biden’s first press secretary, Jen Psaki, is knowledgeable,...

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  • March 13, 2021

In a new PSA featuring every (adult) former president, the COVID-19 vaccine takes center stage. The message: Don’t be a dick. Get the vaccine. Or at least that was my takeaway. Only one ex-president did not participate, indicating (again) that Donald Trump needs more than just a psychiatrist. He needs someone to...

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  • March 11, 2021

I never thought to hear such snark from someone as genteel as Merrick Garland. And maybe he wasn’t trolling the poster boy of domestic terror and insurrection after all. But, damn, it sure feels like Garland, whose path to the Supreme Court was derailed by a metric fuck-ton of Republican...

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  • February 22, 2021

Rachel Campos-Duffy is a former reality star … and some other things. Her husband, Sean, is a former GOP congressman from Hayward, Wisconsin, which is way, way up north. I’ve been to northern Wisconsin. I know northern Wisconsin pretty well. And I can tell you with some confidence that most northern Wisconsin...

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  • February 8, 2021

​Please practice greater situational awareness from January 17 to January 20. We all trust that those whose jobs it is to keep the nation safe are doing that effectively despite the numbers of law enforcement officials participating in violent anti-government demonstrations. x Police departments across the United States are opening probes...

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  • January 10, 2021

Received two e-mails from former President Barack Obama. The first one is in support of Jon Ossoff’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Raphael Warnock (D. GA) If Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are going to deliver the change we need to get this pandemic under...

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  • December 1, 2020

My favorite clueless conservative take on the (non)fraudulent 2020 presidential election is that there’s no way Joe Biden could have gotten as many votes as he did because he’s an old senile guy who didn’t even campaign whereas Donald Trump has a perfectly normal, non-diseased brain and is beloved across the nation...

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  • November 28, 2020

So today, Donald Trump called an impromptu press conference in order to swiftly take credit for the rising stock market. After the Dow cleared 30,000 for the first time ever, Trump rushed to gild his own lily-white ass. (I assume he doesn’t spray-tan there, but who knows? I also assumed 70...

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  • November 24, 2020

Wanted to share this Tweet with you all: x The balance of power in the Senate is at stake in Georgia’s runoff election. We’ve got two great candidates—@ReverendWarnock and @Ossoff—who need your support. Go to https://t.co/7UIqLaotAM to find ways to get involved.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 23, 2020 Click here...

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  • November 23, 2020

I have to hand it to Michelle Obama. She’s a better person than I am. (Not an especially high bar, but still.) Today, in the wake of Donald Trump’s one-manbaby poo-fling-palooza, she took pointed jabs at Trump without all the blood-letting that often accompanies such screeds. And it amply demonstrated what...

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  • November 16, 2020

One thing I’ll never understand until the day I die is how so many people ascribe “toughness” and “manliness” to Donald Trump. (I’ll also never quite get how someone who clearly looks more like an adobe hut than a human being could garner so much support, but hey, one thing...

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  • November 16, 2020

This has been a busy post-election week for me at work and I have a lot more diaries I want to write about this past election and the upcoming Governor elections inn 2021 and of course, the 2022 midterms. Right now, I am laser focused on helping Jon Ossoff (D....

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  • November 13, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Georgia courtesy of Emerson College’s latest poll: The final Emerson College poll before the November 3rd election in Georgia finds President Trump leading Biden by less than a point, 49% to 48%. Two percent (2%) of voters plan to vote for someone else...

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  • November 2, 2020

My Twitter was blowing up with one-liners from Barack Obama’s speech all day, but the coolest thing he did had nothing to do with a speech. x 😩😩 I missssss him https://t.co/5olw3fa9xC— Ebony Jade Hilton, MD (@EbonyJHilton_MD) October 31, 2020 Just passing thru…and nailing a 3-pointer. Donald Trump can’t buy...

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  • November 1, 2020

because I am seeing more and more evidence that political professionals who have access to internal polls are seeing it. There is chatter that Trump is worried about suffering a loss worse than Carter. You look at where key people are being deployed  — compare Mike Pence going to SC...

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  • October 29, 2020

Obama is on the stump, stumpin’ for Joe. And it’s a beautiful, beautiful thing. x Noting that Trump is complaining about the media reporting on rising COVID cases, President Obama says, “He's jealous of COVID's media coverage.” pic.twitter.com/Of4RZxERYt— The American Independent (@AmerIndependent) October 27, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> OBAMA: “And what’s his...

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  • October 27, 2020

Nice: x YouTube Video The anti-Trump GOP group the Lincoln Project launched an ad Tuesday targeting Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) as her battle to keep her Senate seat ramps up. The group framed Ernst as a “yes woman” for President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the ad and a press release, which come...

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  • October 14, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: President Barack Obama is hosting a virtual grassroots fundraiser this Friday to help us take back the Senate — and we want you to be there! Taking back the Senate has never been more important, and these Democratic candidates in Iowa, Texas,...

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  • October 13, 2020

It is one of the GOP’s tried and untrue slanders, deployed every time a Republican President nominates an anti-abortion Catholic to the federal judiciary. The GOP and its amen corner claim Democrats are waging a “war on Catholics” and requiring a “religious test” for office. This week’s confirmation theater for...

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  • October 12, 2020

The White House is now blaming Michigan governor Whitmer for the kidnap/assassination plot against her by domestic terrorists. Similarly Trumpists think Biden is weak for not wanting to catch COVID from Trump. We do not still know when Trump last tested negative before going to Walter Reed. Besides, who wants...

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  • October 9, 2020

Yesterday, Donald Trump showed how tough and resilient he is by endangering his own employees and standing on a balcony gasping for oxygen like a beached carp. So, naturally, there’s a tweet for that. Six years previous — to the day! — Trump tweeted this: x What the hell is...

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  • October 6, 2020

Some big news today out of Louisiana: x I am honored to have the support of @JohnBelEdwards. He’s a fellow West Point and Army Veteran who has always put Louisiana first. I’ve enjoyed working with him as Mayor and look forward to continuing that partnership as Louisiana’s next Senator. #LaSen...

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  • September 28, 2020

Big news today: x I’m proud to endorse these outstanding Democratic candidates who will work to get the virus under control, rebuild the economy and the middle class, and protect Americans’ health care and preexisting conditions protections. Support these candidates––and vote early if you can. pic.twitter.com/KETni3uwBt— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September...

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  • September 26, 2020

Some good news today out of Texas: x Texas Poll Presidential:Trump 46% (+1)Biden 45%#TXSen: Cornyn (R-inc) 40% (+2)Hegar (D) 38%@DataProgress (LV, 9/15-22)— Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) September 25, 2020 For this November’s election, Biden trails Trump by 1 point in Texas. Senator John Cornyn maintains a 2-point lead over his Democratic...

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  • September 25, 2020

From The American Prospect: Meanwhile, the Loeffler family farm continues to operate, and several of Loeffler’s family members continue to pull in significant sums of money from government agriculture subsidies. Despite allies of Loeffler slamming her conservative opponent Collins for supporting the farm bill that provides such subsidies to farmers, five of...

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  • September 25, 2020

Former President Barack Obama teamed up with NowThis to emphasize that not only how important it is to vote in the presidential election but also to help Democrats win in down ballot races: x You don't need me to tell you what's at stake in this election. Now is the...

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  • September 24, 2020

President Obama has weighed in on the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the confirmation battle that’s sure to ensue. Here’s his statement in its entirety: Sixty years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg applied to be a Supreme Court clerk. She’d studied at two of our finest law schools and had ringing...

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  • September 19, 2020

buy contrasting previous Presidents with Trump on their reaction to crises Clinton on OK City bombing, Olympic Park bombing G W Bush on 9/11 Obama on Sandy Hook massacre, Mother Emmanuel AME shooting Charleston contrasted with Trump on Charlottesville and Kenosha just video clips of each President speaking after the...

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  • September 1, 2020

Trump did more fear-mongering and ranted enough to cause his second official violation of Twitter rules. This happened as Trump tried another pre-RNC stunt regarding an emergency authorization of a plasma treatment. Then again, the lazy GOP decided they would copy the 2016 platform into their 2020 statement, but perhaps they...

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  • August 24, 2020

These are gobsmacking, jaw-dropping numbers, and they tend to make me think Jim Jones and David Koresh were underachievers. Wow. I mean, WOW. These people are kookaburra cray-cray devotees of Cocoa Puffs. CBS News: Republicans see an America — to borrow Ronald Reagan’s famous test — better off today than it was four...

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  • August 23, 2020

Does this kind of argument work with anyone? The guy whose administration has overseen the destruction of millions of total jobs is bragging about the number of jobs created in the past three months. Interesting that he said “three” and not “four.” Wonder why that would be. Oh, I see now....

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  • August 13, 2020

Ok, so we know about Trump’s “executive order” on the coronavirus stimulus relief package: President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders Saturday in an effort to bypass congressional negotiations and extend financial relief to tens of millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. One order would extend enhanced unemployment benefits at a...

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  • August 10, 2020

President Vaporware is at it again. As with the “great” health care plan he assured us would replace Obamacare “immediately”; the elimination of the entire national debt in eight years; the big, beautiful wall Mexico was supposed to pay for; and a newly great America that never quite seemed to materialize, Trump...

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  • August 10, 2020

I don’t know why this hasn’t been happening for five years now, but thank you, thank you, thank you Paula Reid. I’m sure you’ve heard the one about Donald Trump passing the Veterans Choice Act, which no other president could do for 50 years except, it turns out, Barack Obama, who...

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  • August 9, 2020

And here I thought Republicans wouldn’t rediscover the debt until a Democrat was back in the White House. Looks like they’re ahead of schedule. After Senate Republicans let the House-passed HEROES act — which would have provided further stimulus for the economy and cash for our most vulnerable workers — languish on...

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  • August 5, 2020

Some very big news today out of South Carolina: South Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race is neck-and-neck with just three months to go until Election Day, as Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison’s well-funded campaign appears to have significantly narrowed the gap against Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, according to a new poll...

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  • August 4, 2020

Some big news today: x I’m proud to endorse this diverse and hopeful collection of thoughtful, empathetic, and highly qualified Democrats. If you’re in one of their districts or states, make sure you vote for them this fall. And if you can, vote early—by mail or in person. https://t.co/PSm3Rf3wkF pic.twitter.com/7RXrJriBz8—...

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  • August 4, 2020

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece warning the American people to keep their eyes on the juggler, not the balls in the air. Yesterday, on the day the nation buried one of its voter rights heroes, Rep. John Lewis, Donald Trump tossed an ornate ball in the air....

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  • July 31, 2020

This pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? From today’s New York Daily News cover story: One by one, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton stood tall Thursday at the Atlanta funeral of civil rights icon John Lewis, honoring the life and legacy of the fearless Congressional...

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  • July 31, 2020

Pay no attention to another Trump attempt to violate the Constitution like a sex slave. The #TrumpVirus begat a #TrumpSlump. x It worked. Trump’s nonsense talk about delaying the election dominated the very few reporter questions Trump allowed at his briefing. That was exactly what Trump wanted. Nothing about the...

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  • July 31, 2020

THANK YOU!!! x President Obama is absolutely right. It is an outrage that modern-day poll taxes, gerrymandering, I.D. requirements, and other forms of voter suppression still exist today. If expanding the Voting Rights Act requires us to eliminate the filibuster, then that is what we must do. https://t.co/4pLb1rZCSjâ€Â&#x94; Bernie Sanders...

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  • July 30, 2020

Hell yeah: Former President Barack Obama called to eliminate the legislative filibuster “if that's what it takes” to pass new federal voting laws in honor of the late John Lewis at Lewis' memorial service on Thursday. Obama praised Lewis' record securing key voting rights victories, including the passage of the...

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  • July 30, 2020

I vividly remember Donald Trump’s campaign kickoff speech at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 — a day which will live in imbecility. I recall that Trump seemed congenitally incapable of telling the truth, rode an escalator as part of what appeared to be some sort of shambolic, improptu comedy bit, and,...

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  • July 30, 2020

The Biden campaign is set to drop a new campaign video tomorrow in which Joe sits down with his former boss Barack Obama and dishes on the dipshit. According to Axios, the two discuss “systemic racism, the coronavirus pandemic and President Trump’s handling of those issues.” Here’s a teaser clip:...

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  • July 22, 2020

Third-ranking SecDef nominee General Tata, a Fox News regular, apparently believes that PBO was a Manchurian Candidate and Trump not a Kremlin puppet (CNN) Several Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Monday that they would oppose the nomination of retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata to oversee the...

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  • June 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former President Barack Obama in support of former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: The most important election of our lifetimes is just around the corner. In November, we have the chance to rebuild our economy so that it works for everyone. We have the...

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  • June 16, 2020
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