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Donald Trump’s Hitler Goof rallies have been drawing less and less interest lately, in part because windmill cancer has tragically taken so many of his rural devotees and also because Fox News no longer sees any benefit to broadcasting them. And why would they? His shtick never changes. It’s like watching...

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  • March 23, 2022

Old John Brown’s body lies moldering in the grave, While weep the sons of bondage whom he ventured all to save; But tho he lost his life while struggling for the slave, His soul is marching on. Abolitionist John Brown was executed by the state of Virginia on December 2, 1859. pic.twitter.com/AOAIpDQKPG — Haymarket Books (@haymarketbooks) December 2,...

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  • December 2, 2020

Donald Trump has frequently referred to COVID-19 as an “invisible enemy” — which may be why he’s pretending he doesn’t see it. The coronavirus outbreak is worse than it’s ever been in this country, but as the lame duck à l'orange flops about for the next two months like an...

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  • November 25, 2020

Donald Trump wants to project a hale and hearty mien, even though he’s basically a VW Beetle-sized hunk of whale blubber wrapped in extra crispy chicken skin, Nickelodeon slime, and shamelessness. So yesterday, as Dr. Nick Riviera and his team were dissembling up a storm in front of Walter Reed...

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  • October 4, 2020

Trump is rushing SCOTUS vote to contest the election results, but GOP senators up for re-election may pay for this. Then again IMPOTUS* is sending seniors $200 “Trump cards” for their votes. x And here I thought this was hyperbole or trolling https://t.co/mgO2kSIOsV pic.twitter.com/nOHjQ7AMnk— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 25, 2020 x...

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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

Decisive winning and GOTV will be important now that we know many of the things that Trump is obviously trying to do to “rig” the election. Belarus shows us that we also know what bad elections look like and why external actors are engaged in the process. Sometimes referred to...

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  • August 10, 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

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA): I’m proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with @SaraGideon in her run for Senate. Mainers deserve a senator who will fight to make our country work for the people, not the special interests. Sara will continue...

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  • July 24, 2020

In a move somewhat reminiscent of 2018’s blue wave in US House elections, Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball has shifted ratings on 10 US House away from the Republican candidates and has moved one Democratic seat in the other direction. Four of the ones shifted today are GOP seats in Texas. centerforpolitics.org/… Table 1: Crystal...

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  • July 2, 2020

Seeding 50,000 enthusiastic Republican voters with coronavirus and then sending them home to their Republican friends and loved ones sounds like a diabolical Democratic plan, but no. It’s the current roadmap for a Donald Trump 2020 reelection victory. These folks have already abandonded their dignity and their country to worship...

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  • May 17, 2020

x At #KremlinAnnex tonight. pic.twitter.com/SyopNF9d53 — Melissa Barlow (@LiteraryMouse) November 24, 2019 x Putin’s Puppet? – Yes! Treason45? – Absolutely! Impeachment? – Yes, please!!!Protest tonight? – 7:30 pm!Rain or shine? – Rain, unfortunately!✌️ pic.twitter.com/JmC01gPmTW — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) November 23, 2019 x Have you read about our team yet? ✌️🇺🇸...

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  • November 24, 2019

Trump froze the money, not in the name of anti-corruption, but in the name of corruption.  Next: Laura Cooper, who earlier testified that Ukraine only got the aid because CONGRESS ACTED. –Trump had already blown thru interagency deadlines despite her warnings to OMB. –Defense determined Ukraine had met anti-corruption requirements...

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  • November 21, 2019

The oddest disinformation so far has been a series of Ron Johnson media appearances that attempt to discredit Alexander Vindman. Johnson said Vindman might be among those bureaucrats who leak to the press "sabotage his policies and, if possible, remove him from office." pic.twitter.com/Mn5SHXUl06 — Christal Hayes (@Journo_Christal) November 18,...

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  • November 19, 2019

Pudding, proof, eating. x My favorite part about the Republicans' whole “you can't trust anyone who doesn't have first-hand knowledge” excuse is that the *very next witnesses* (Vindman and Williams) both have first-hand knowledge and have testified privately that Trump conditioned aid on political help. — Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen)...

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  • November 18, 2019

The Giuliani subpoena is also about Giuliani’s association with mobsters, especially ones relevant to Ukraine, which as we know from Michael Cohen’s case, is an important component of NYC and Florida activity x @tribelaw THIS is where this scandal lives. Trump is willing to lead us to crimes beginning &...

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  • October 12, 2019

In an age of “both sides do it” and “teach the debate,” some issues are simply black and white. So it was this week in Alabama, where truth and myth, hate and hagiography collided in two stories of the ongoing legacy of the Civil War and white supremacy. On Monday,...

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  • April 29, 2018

If you like short diaries because they get the message across without much fuss, here's one for you. In London – central London, not some out-of-the-way little suburb – St James Church near Piccadilly Circus has given a bit of its churchyard for use as the site of an artwork...

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  • December 27, 2013