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Caravan with a drum solo, perhaps Trump will go to the border to help frame what is appearing to be deliberate GOP orchestration of migrant issues at the southern border. As if the Trumpian chaos never existed for four years, with declared emergencies, veiled threats of terrorists, and then that...

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  • March 30, 2021

Trump never truly understood why Paul Manafort chose Mike Pence as his Vice President. Trump thought that Pence’s commitment to theocracy would serve Trump’s con of the evangelicals and guarantee loyalty rather than the opposite. Trump got “betrayed” by Pence because he knew Trump would never really be able to deliver a...

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  • February 24, 2021

The Houston Chronicle highlights how the Supreme Court vacancy is reigniting the health care debate in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R. TX) and veteran MJ Hegar (D. TX): The Supreme Court vacancy stands to alter the Senate race more than just about any other...

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  • September 27, 2020

Trump’s attempts to rationalize his future grievances resemble the excuses he’d created for an anticipated 2016 loss. He had hoped to grift for his quasi-empire from his opposition to a Clinton presidency when he gained it via the Electoral College. He’s repeating that tactic, only this time his adoption of the 1968...

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  • July 31, 2020

In his presser, Trump blamed Portland violence on “professional anarchists” because of course they carry cards noting their memberships, rather than those awful amateur anarchists. There are so darn many of them, so many moms and vets. Too many pro-tips for Trump, because when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro....

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  • July 31, 2020

Trump's cosplay paramilitary uses repression stunts to reinforce GOP's voter suppression message, pointing their tiny mushrooms. x “I can't turn my back. But I fear for my life”: photographer captures pictures of #TrumpsGestapo pointing their guns at him during #PortlandProtests https://t.co/GgFF9VOtmx— Julie Laumann (@Otpor17) July 23, 2020 Putting the sado...

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  • July 23, 2020

Chad Wolf confesses to committing a crime on national television. One person’s ‘proactive arresting’ is another’s extralegal detention and subsequent rendition. If you get scooped up, we wish you well. DHS Secretary @DHSMcAleenan just said on Fox News that unmarked agents are making “proactive” arrests in #Portland:“If we think you will...

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  • July 22, 2020

The expansion of the ranks of the CBP happened in the first months of the Trump administration, because it had some personnel turnover. It had spaces available in the first front lines of that ‘Muslim Ban’ executed at points of US entry. It is one of the areas that allows...

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  • July 17, 2020

Trump’s incompetence is not simply inaction, it has a theory for his brand of failure, namely “’executive underreach’ as a species of leadership failure that’s as destructive as executive overreach”. Much like sandbagging and the repeated absence of actual policy formulations, Mango Mussolini’s fascism is fiat(s) in a failed state. Underreach is...

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  • July 17, 2020

Today, President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr announced significant cases related to Joint Task Force Vulcan (JTFV), an initiative launched in August 2019 aimed at disrupting, dismantling, and ultimately, destroying MS-13. President Trump and Attorney General Barr announced a number of significant cases associated with JTFV,...

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  • July 15, 2020

During the Sad Man Rambles Show yesterday, Donald Trump brain-farted out something about his vanity wall, which has evoked a steady stream of lies and misinformation since he first claimed Mexico would pay for it. At around minute 37 of his speech — while most of the White House press corps...

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  • June 6, 2020

The warm weather will as we have seen with recent protests, also encourage antisocial types on the margins to act out their issues trying to foment lawnmower revolts or disruptions of lawn order. x “It’s a situation where my son needs help and I hope he gets the help he needs,” Carini's...

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  • June 5, 2020

These are largely symbolic actions considering the relatively small size (220) of the BORTAC unit, but are indicative of the continuing campaign of repression, not distracting from the detention of children, etc. x What, exactly, will these CBP SWAT teams help ICE with? I'm glad you asked! 💥 Run-of-the-mill immigration...

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  • February 16, 2020

Since going to a pop-concert in Canada while being Iranian-American could make you a potential security risk, The Trump administration is considering an expansion of countries from which to restrict entry and immigration. The old tricks are the best ones in an election year. x Trump could revive Muslim travel...

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  • January 11, 2020

Progressives around the country strongly urge the 2020 candidates to take bold and fearless stances on several policy issues from immigration to a Green New Deal to Medicare for All. The results are in!  In recent weeks, MoveOn sent a 2020 National Presidential Survey to tens of thousands of MoveOn...

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  • January 10, 2020

Because your loyalty needs to be questioned by the Trump regime even if your family came here after the Shah was overthrown, and you went to Canada for a visit (in this case to a concert). You could get lucky and get turned back only because there wasn’t enough jail...

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  • January 5, 2020
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There’s a Beto counter-rally (above) about 14 miles away from the Trump rally in Dallas at the American Airways Center (image below). At the Trump rally there are more than a few riffs on today’s craziness with Turkey and #Trumpeachment Daniel Dale tweets the fact-checks below.  This is the American...

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  • October 18, 2019

A federal judge had to order Customs and Border Protection to allow doctors into migrant detention centers to treat and check on sick children. Again: The Trump administration has been so negligent and/or cruel, a court had to force it to let detained kids see doctors. CNN: A federal judge...

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  • July 2, 2019

Hear that, kids? Get your flu-riddled asses off that concrete floor and schlep it back to Guatemala. Your parents will be waiting for you there. Promise. Or just wander about town. Check out the local fudge and taffy shoppes. Yesterday on MSNBC’s All in With Chris Hayes, Rep. Michael Burgess...

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  • June 25, 2019

This world has seen its share of dictators, and they all tend to share common characteristics. Hard, steely eyed autocrats, Men of iron will, with fists to match. Men like Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Amin, and Ceausescu come to mind. But when the have-nots, never-wills, and shitless-wonders of the United States...

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  • February 27, 2019

hu·man traf·fick·ing the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labor or sexual exploitation. You’ll notice that nowhere in that definition does the word profit appear, although that is normally the sole reason for the exercise in the first...

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  • February 26, 2019

OK, I think I’ve finally got this shit figured out. The real reason that Dumbledork of DC keeps talking so much is because he’s finally figured out that rank stupidity is the only thing that he can continue to export without China and the European Union slapping a 25% tariff on it. Although,...

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  • October 26, 2018

Every time you think it can’t get any more stupid, the moron train just keeps chugging down the tracks. With the sudden announcement of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley resigning from her post, there is some chatter in the media of Ivanka Trump actually replacing her. Why am I not amazed? And...

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  • October 9, 2018

Some encouraging news today out of Texas: x TX USSEN (VoxPopuli): Ted Cruz (R) 46%, Beto O'Rourke (D) 46% — Politics1.com (@Politics1com) September 20, 2018   A new Vox Populi poll in Texas finds Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in a dead heat with challenger Beto O’Rourke (D) in the U.S. Senate race,...

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  • September 20, 2018

“I could at the stroke of keystrokes … within seconds could find any child within our care for any parent.”   HHS Secretary Alex Azar Forgive me for being skeptical Allie, but somehow or other I deeply doubt that it's keys you're stroking while you're sitting at your desk. I'm...

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  • July 12, 2018
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