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Vladimir Putin has made his second foray into Ukrainian territory since 2014, first Crimea and now poised to march into Kyiv. Both moves were against Democratic presidents, and both seem retaliatory for personal reasons. Putin’s tension with the Obama administration is well documented, especially with former Secretary of State Hilary...

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  • February 23, 2022

I don’t know about you, but I used to feel pretty on edge whenever Donald Trump left the country. As bad as it was having him here, seeing him take overseas trips felt a bit like that scene in The Silence of the Lambs where Lecter escapes from his cage...

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  • June 16, 2021

Previous guy whines with some strange riffs from Mueller Report, likely because of the latest Rudy tape as well as the McGahn testimony. Apparently he still wants that Moscow hotel. BTW, #Russia's state TV continues to describe Trump as "their president." Tongue-in-cheek or factual? Both.https://t.co/NQIPkMFFei — Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) June...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • June 10, 2021

Mitch McConnell’s mini-me does his usual reactionary foolishness as the Senators are sworn in for the second Trump trial. “In a 55 to 45 vote that strongly suggested that the Senate does not have the votes to convict Donald Trump, senators narrowly killed a Republican effort to dismiss the impeachment...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • January 26, 2021

Why do these guys always find their spines when they’re outside Trump’s orbit? (To be frank, everyone is outside Trump’s orbit. His orbit is in a galaxy far, far away. And the satellites surrounding him are a sad collection of artless toadies, cartoon bluebirds, and absinthe fairies.) So ex-Trump chief...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • January 7, 2021

“The hack is seen as so significant that a National Security Council meeting was held at the White House on Saturday over it, according to Reuters.” Because having at Commerce, a former head of a bank known for Russian money laundering in Cyprus and a Treasury head who approved lifting financial...

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  • December 14, 2020

x At DOJ this evening. Not giving up. Not sitting home. @hr_indivisible @LiteraryMouse pic.twitter.com/ssvOoKfnvv — Aimee Daigle (@daigle_aimee) February 21, 2020 x While he’s in Congress, Attorney General Barr should also come testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Democratic Senators have questions for him too. https://t.co/O8C2ABRcrW — Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris)...

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  • February 23, 2020

x Subpoena! #КremlinAnnex #week 84! pic.twitter.com/asOL1QrLen — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) February 19, 2020 x https://t.co/6vXnG1A1QN — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) February 19, 2020 x Have you read about our team yet? ✌️🇺🇸 Kremlin Annex: Five women have been protesting outside the White House for over a year – The Washington Post...

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  • February 21, 2020

x Have you read about our team yet? ✌️🇺🇸 Kremlin Annex: Five women have been protesting outside the White House for over a year – The Washington Post https://t.co/NhHHZV420V — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) August 17, 2019 x Welcome to the #KremlinAnnex protest #355, consecutive week #84! 🇺🇸 RESIGN AG BARR!...

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  • February 19, 2020

A surprise announcement from the Russian news service, TASS: According to the FSB in Russia, the US government has now agreed to carrying out joint cyber operations with Russian intelligence. What? pic.twitter.com/RUDHurrWf8 — Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) October 18, 2019 This bit of cynical non-collusive activity first was mentioned around the...

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  • October 18, 2019

x This week we’re 15 months old protest against corrupt Putin’s puppet! Welcome to week 66 of the #KremlinAnnex demonstrations in support of democracy, rule of law and freedoms in America! We started 457 days ago and we’ll be protesting tonight again! See y’all at 7:30 pm! ✌️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/o1Z6B90JiZ —...

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  • October 16, 2019

x Since we came out 443 days ago to protest corrupt Putin’s Puppet, we’re ready to protest again tonight! Join us for the 300th demonstration in front of the WH and help us make our voices louder! See y’all at 7:30 pm! ✌️🇺🇸 For more: https://t.co/lw40pMViXQ pic.twitter.com/ULXCFHYRL8 — Kremlin Annex...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • October 12, 2019

Frustration often leads to hyperbole. Treason against the United States of America consists of- “only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”-Article 3, Section 3.  Things like—the President orchestrating photo-ops with the murderous Mohammad bin Salman and any number of despots is...

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  • September 9, 2019

The bar has been set so low for this president that a damning report that can’t conclusively point to criminal wrongdoing is somehow being spun as a glorious triumph for Donald Trump and his skittering phalanx of swamp rodents. And damning it is. For this reason alone, if nothing else: “Although...

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  • April 18, 2019

Somebody was mean to poor Rudy. This is the tweet I’ve been waiting for for basically all my life. https://t.co/n0R1vcJ9yw https://t.co/YUWmnVehXR — Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) December 5, 2018 Mueller filed an indictment just as the President left for https://t.co/8ZNrQ6X29a July he indicted the Russians who will never come here just...

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  • Avatar of durrati
  • December 5, 2018

I’m still laughing. You know, I thought that the G20 meeting was supposed to be a serious matter, between serious world leaders. That swing-your-arm-back-a-foot, loud slap, thumb grab handshake between the two international pariahs, Putin and MBS that I was yesterday was the most juvenile display in the history of...

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  • Avatar of Joseph Murphy
  • December 1, 2018

Many Congressional Republicans were shocked—SHOCKED!—this week at Donald Trump’s humiliation in Helsinki. Like the rest of the world, they watched in real time as an American president kowtowed on foreign soil to a dangerous adversary of the United States. Siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the repeated conclusions of...

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  • Avatar of Jon Perr
  • July 22, 2018

I was a wee bit inspired by all the diaries today about being #uncivil in the supermarket checkout line. #Uncivil, of course, is what Trump supporters call anyone who speaks out against their bigotry, hatred, and more recently, treason. I thought I’d share something that happened a few days ago. This...

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  • Avatar of SemDem
  • July 22, 2018

Let's start our Saturday rime together off on a lighter note. By far and away, my choice for “Comment of the Week” goes to Chuck Rosenberg, a former federal prosecutor. Talking on MSNBC about Trump's invitation for Vlad the Imp to pop over this fall and plant some bugs in...

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  • Avatar of Joseph Murphy
  • July 21, 2018

Salon referred to Trump’s former national security spokesman Michael Anton as the “Dystopian Prophet” and the “leading intellectual of the Trump revolution” for his ridiculous, over-the-top essay comparing the Trump movement to the heroes of Flight 93: 2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die...

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  • July 17, 2018

When a new blockbuster movie comes out, the producers know that they're in trouble when the rave reviews they can put on their ads are all about the scenery, the costumes, and the theme song. When the critics don't mention the stars or the plot, you know you're in deep...

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  • Avatar of Joseph Murphy
  • July 16, 2018