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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

Presser started at 536pm ET. It ended at 613pm. Trump needed another faux-campaign speech opportunity today — he should be trying to clarify his criticism of Birx — perhaps there’ll be some faux-Kumbaya. The new tone will keep the press questions to a minimum. Perhaps Trump will double-down even further on the...

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  • August 3, 2020

If Trump loses his re-election bid, we can reasonably count on the period from Election Day until Inaugaration Day (Nov. 3, 2020 to Jan. 20, 2021) to be one of the most perilous, corrupt and weird periods in U.S. history.  One thing that seems certain is that Trump will attempt to pardon himself. It is...

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  • August 3, 2020

Trust the plan. Enjoy the show. Nothing can stop what is coming. x From a WaPo editorial 4 years ago today: 'His politics of division could strain the bonds of a diverse nation. His contempt for constitutional norms might reveal the nation’s experiment in checks and balances to be more...

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  • July 23, 2020

The new normal is already here, at least for another year. BREAKING: Dr. Anthony Fauci tells me he will warn the Senate on Tuesday that Americans will face "needless suffering and death" if the country opens up prematurely. https://t.co/3d2D0lu6c2 — Sheryl Gay Stolberg (@SherylNYT) May 12, 2020 https://twitter.com/jennycohn1/status/1260067698316242944? #Coronavirus update, 5/10,...

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  • May 12, 2020

Wouldn’t it be nice if your landlord answered to you? Maybe next time we should think twice about electing a pr*sident with more conflicts of interest than functioning brain cells. The New York Times is reporting that the Trump International Hotel, which is located a few blocks from the White House, is...

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  • April 22, 2020

Oh, look! It’s the actual president of the United States turning a worldwide pandemic into a personal grievance session! (Second tweet) x REPORTER: Will you commit that no money from the emergency stimulus bill will go to your own properties? TRUMP: “I have no idea what they're talking about. Everything...

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  • March 23, 2020

Self-serving as ever, no Trump policy ever negatively affects a Trump property. President Donald Trump’s new European travel restrictions have a convenient side effect: They exempt nations where three Trump-owned golf resorts are located. Trump is already under fire for visiting his properties in both countries as president, leading to U.S. taxpayer money being...

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  • March 12, 2020

Archives In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Donna, and Dan—Your PDA National Team Progressive Democrats of America Supports Convictionand Removal of Donald Trump for High Crimes in OfficeClick Here to Email Mike Fox and Demand Accountability   This past week, after months...

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  • December 21, 2019

Archives In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Donna, and Dan—Your PDA National Team Progressive Democrats of America Supports Impeachmentand Conviction of Donald Trump for High Crimes in OfficeClick Here to Email Mike Fox and Rally for Accountability   This past week, Progressive...

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  • December 14, 2019

Archives In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Donna, and Dan—Your PDA National Team Click Here to Demand Student Debt Cancellation!   This past week, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) mobilized with thousands of Climate Strikers at hundreds of events nationally. Our activists are...

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  • December 8, 2019

Trump has just tweeted that he’d like SCOTUS to stop the impeachment, and aside from the signal he’s trying to send them, Trump has finally realized that there will be consequences from the actual impeachment process. The details of the articles of impeachment are being drafted and there will be...

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  • December 3, 2019

A desperate Trump imagines himself in numerous ironies in advance of must-see TV. x But you didn't. You didn't sign the Whistleblower Protection Act. The law in its present form was signed by President Clinton in 1998. You are a liar and an idiot @realDonaldTrump, which is why you are...

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  • November 11, 2019

“I don’t know if he’s guilty of treason,” she said. “But I do know…everything that he says, understand that he’s projecting his own” qualities. House leaders had hoped the Senate could hold a trial before Christmas. But with witnesses lining up to testify, a January trial is increasingly likely… “I...

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  • October 30, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1632. Admitted to a quid pro quo arrangement over the...

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  • October 25, 2019

The Constitution and the emoluments clause are not phony, but dozens of websites pretending to be local newspaper sites are:   Lansing State Journal “LANSING — Dozens of websites branded as local news outlets launched throughout Michigan this fall, with monikers like Lansing Sun, Ann Arbor Times, Thumb Reporter and...

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  • October 22, 2019

Keeping it simple, even as there’s so much obstruction, self-dealing, and just basic corruption. x READ: Pelosi's 'fact sheet' on Trump impeachment Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office on Monday released a “fact sheet” detailing allegations against Trump amid House Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiryhttps://t.co/tpKuSqtEb3— Indivisible Network (@IndivisibleNet) October 21, 2019 Trump Shakedown and...

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  • October 22, 2019

What a day. Trump opines: “You people with this phony Emoluments Clause” because apparently there’s a US Constitution. So much diversionary activity as Trump repeats campaign lies during his “Cabinet meeting” press opportunity. That event was meant to offset the failed Mulvaney press briefing of last week and the even more...

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  • October 21, 2019

Trump had a Cabinet meeting today and said more nonsense, repeating his campaign rally talking points, as well as using the Cabinet meeting to make other announcements. This is the Pool report (#4-10). “You people with this phony Emoluments Clause,” Date: October 21, 2019 at 11:52:51 AM EDT Subject: Pool Report #4...

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  • October 21, 2019

BWAHAHAHAHA Darn, another line of the articles of impeachment removed. Mr. Trump added: “Therefore, based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020.” Breaking News: President Trump said he would no...

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  • October 20, 2019

Occasionally, someone at Fox other than Sean Hannity gets to put forth an opinion. And even though Shep Smith’s recent departure has knocked the average IQ at Bizarro World down at least 20 points, you still have a few people over there willing to call out egregious hijinks. Like, say,...

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  • October 18, 2019

Mick Mulvaney, fact witness, copped to the quid pro quo by admitting that “we do it all the time, get over it”. This rendered null a week of Trump proclaiming “No Quid Pro Quo”.  It’s probably the best he could do for media framing considering as he’s still OMB head, he...

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  • October 17, 2019

More enriching of Trump’s bank accounts at taxpayers’ expense: WASHINGTON — President Trump intends to host next year’s G7 conference at his Doral International Resort in Miami in June, the White House confirmed Thursday, a controversial decision certain to raise conflict of interest questions given the financial benefit to Trump’s business. There...

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  • October 17, 2019
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Trump is at the Minneapolis Target Center tonight for yet another campaign rally. Below is the Daniel Dale tweet thread in anticipation of another even more stupid Trump statement. It is unbearable to put up with such repetition of falsehoods, but there’s always that hope of some ad-libbed idiocy “><p...

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  • October 11, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Fox for Alan, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”Dr. Martin Luther King   We have been convinced that Donald Trump should be impeached for over 2 years....

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  • September 29, 2019

Growing up as a black kid in America, the running blaxploitation film theme was getting “the man” before he got you. Donald Trump is un-circling the wagons for the white man’s last stand.  That last statement is not a blanket thrown over every white man or woman in America, and...

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  • September 27, 2019

The little man just can’t stand the idea of another president making money. In this case, a former president. Ever since the black man had the temerity to get himself elected president in Fred Trump’s America, Donald Trump has had it in for him. You might say he’s been single...

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  • September 16, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1549. Ramped up the trade war with China by raising...

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  • August 30, 2019

Donald Trump wants to hold the next G7 summit at his Miami resort, because how else is he going to recoup all the money he’s losing for being an egregious asshole who ruins everything? In the clip below, a somewhat muted Trump — who has possibly been away from his Adderall...

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  • August 27, 2019

Now there’s a fun game of “Would You Rather?” Would you rather listen to Trump speak or be sent home without pay? Or … would you rather listen to Trump speak or watch live video of your skull being hollowed out with a swizzle stick and turned into an aquarium for Eric...

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  • August 16, 2019

Too busy? Yesterday he told a longwinded story about stacks of bald eagles dying underneath windmills. He also tweeted 14 times. By definition, he’s not too busy. CNN: After a morning court hearing where Trump sought to hold off the congressional subpoena of his accounting firm, the Justice Department told...

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  • May 15, 2019

I have been reluctant to push for impeachment up til now, on the grounds that, since the Senate would never convict, it’s a fruitless exercise which might well help Trump and the GOP. I’ve changed my mind, for a number of reasons: 1. I haven’t read the full Mueller report,...

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  • April 24, 2019

Personally, I’d rather hitchhike to Branson, Missouri, with a syphilitic fruit bat duct-taped to my genitals than give Donald Trump’s reelection campaign a dime of my money. But some idiots do so, and now they’re getting doubly screwed. Not only are they supporting the reelection of an angry, quavering glop...

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  • March 21, 2019

We all know Ted Lieu’s one of the good guys but he keeps showing us anyway… x Appreciated Amb Al-Sabah's invite to Kuwait's independence day event. Regrettably, it was held at Trump International Hotel DC. @POTUS's continued ownership of this hotel raises serious ethical/legal questions (see Emoluments Clause of U.S....

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  • March 2, 2019

I’d like to take a minute to draw a couple of distinctions about the upcoming Mueller report, and the soon to begin congressional committee hearings. The Mueller investigation is not necessarily These two investigations do not necessarily dovetail with each other, in fact, in some ways they are diametrically opposed....

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  • January 22, 2019

Think Progress “Officials at the General Services Administration (GSA) ignored the Constitution in allowing President Donald Trump to keep the lease at his namesake Washington, D.C. hotel, an inspector general report revealed this week. According to the report, GSA, which oversaw the redevelopment of the Old Post Office building where...

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  • January 16, 2019

x “Like the venerable Sen. Clay Davis, the President may simply walk away with their money and give nothing in return. Sheeeeit.” — Thomas Ursinus (@thomas_ursinus) December 17, 2018 x Me to my 7yo:  It is with mere subjective hope that this cookie I offer to you for cleaning your...

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  • December 18, 2018

Now I know for sure that I’m getting up there in years, because I find myself ore and more pining for “the good old days.” A kinder, simpler time, when everything was well defined, and things were black and white. You know, like 2017? Donald Trump beat the odds, and...

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  • December 15, 2018

Looks like Barbara Underwood is leaving the office in good hands. Vanity Fair “…the prospect of a House of Representatives that has the will and the power to, say, get its hands on his tax returns, likely isn’t the only election-night outcome that has the ex-Miss Universe owner sweating bullets that...

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  • December 13, 2018

You know, Der Gropinfuror really should stop calling it a “witch hunt.” At last check, small as it is, Trump still had a teenie-weenie, so he really should be referring to Mueller’s investigation as a “warlock hunt.” There’s no doubt about it, Robert Mueller is the #12 reason for soaked...

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  • November 23, 2018

Some big news today out of New York: x Huge huge YUGE news!!!! Bernie Sanders just endorsed our campaign for Attorney General and @JumaaneWilliams for Lieutenant Governor!!! — Zephyr Teachout (@ZephyrTeachout) September 10, 2018   Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday endorsed Zephyr Teachout for New York state attorney general,...

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  • September 11, 2018