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Just broke by the New York Times and picked up by Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow: Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress As the Justice Department investigated who was behind leaks of classified information early in the Trump administration, it took a highly unusual step: Prosecutors subpoenaed...

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  • June 11, 2021

Throughout the one-term presidency of Donald Trump, he has been implicated in numerous criminal activities. They include making hush money payments to porn porn stars, collusion with Russians seeking to interfere with an election, obstruction of justice, financial and tax fraud connected to his real estate business, swindling his charitable...

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  • May 20, 2021

So much still unresolved from the Trump era installed in 2016, and continued through 2020, a Russian intelligence operation. Hard to tell whether it ranks with Robert Hanssen, Aldrich Ames, or even Operation Pandora, the plan to foment a US race war in the 1960s, although the Trump win could...

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  • April 17, 2021

My father helped run a construction company when I was a kid, and he was pretty hands-on with his work. While he was perfectly at home in the office drawing up plans (or whatever construction guys do; I never had much interest in his profession, though I know he was...

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  • April 13, 2021

Lots of events happening even if they’re all quite chaotic in the Russian Federation. Numerous anti-Putin demonstrations in the middle of winter. and some mysterious doings. Considering how long Trump was groomed, there are very few Trump-like Russian stooges in the wings although Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, and Devin Nunes...

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  • February 5, 2021

Following through on his Twitter threats, @realDonaldTrump has officially vetoed the NDAA. Regardless there will be a likely congressional override. He has now set off for Mar-a-Lago, threatening Iran with a tweet while in the air. Lol — Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) December 23, 2020 After Congress overrides, he'll call the override...

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  • December 23, 2020
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A loser’s victory rally, what a message. In his Valdosta, Georgia speech on Saturday Trump will essentially repeat his 46 minute Facebook rant from Wednesday with a few local references and additional stupid ad libs. Save that hour for more productive activities that don’t involve super-spreading. They’re “not dumb in Georgia” but...

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  • December 3, 2020

There’s something undeniably hilarious about those classic late night talk show segments in which kids are asked to relate the instructions (as they see them) for cooking a turkey. Usually they say things like “cook the turkey for 100 hours at 50 degrees” or “stuff the turkey with potatoes, yams, pumpkin...

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  • November 26, 2020

There’s a meeting of Trump and GOP lawmakers in Gettysburg PA where they will discuss a fraud to which Rudy has yet to admit under oath in court. x Trump is expected to join his attorney Rudy Giuliani in Gettysburg, PA, Wednesday where GOP state lawmakers are holding a “hearing” on...

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  • November 25, 2020

White House officials are acting like President-elect (!!!!) Joe Biden is Harry Potter’s Voldermort: He who must not be named. Trump’s National Security Adviser Tells Staff: Don’t Even Mention Biden’s Name Other officials familiar with the matter noted that O’Brien has also pushed national security officials to publicly embrace the...

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  • November 12, 2020

Nothingburger: but the latest attempt to vilify Hunter Biden does remind us that bad things could happen when you bring your computer in for repair. Ever desperate for a horse race, Comcast gives Trump free air for his own town hall in Miami. x No one should link to or share...

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  • October 14, 2020

Industry concentration and monopolization have become boring and technical so the exploitation of labor now gets a meme-term from Zephyr Teachout that sounds more like a QAnon conspiracy: chickenization.  COVID-19 does have something to do with it considering the acceleration of the pandemic in meat production centers. It involves something more akin...

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  • October 7, 2020

Imagine, for a moment, if in 2008 Obama campaign manager David Plouffe had coordinated with Wiki Leaks and the Russians to infiltrate and influence the readers of America's social media apparatus. Imagine then, if Mr. Obama was caught on tape regaling his exploits of how he molested women; only to...

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  • August 19, 2020

​Will Saletan discusses “Trump’s interference or negligence in every stage of the government’s failure: preparation, mobilization, public communication, testing, mitigation, and reopening.” Then America’s luck ran out. “The U.S., which accounts for less than 5% of the world population, leads all other countries in global coronavirus infections and deaths” —...

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  • August 10, 2020

Fortunately Trump has too many vices unlike Londo Cotton. x Trump cannot take fascism all the way, not because he has any virtues but because he has too many vices. It is right to see fascism and call it by its name. It is also right to mock it, resist...

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  • July 27, 2020

Sapiens has trouble with timescales of planetary forces. Greenland Ice Sheet Fossil fuels and agriculture have driven methane emissions to record highs across the globe claim two new studies. Methane is a colorless gas and comes from natural and human-made sources. The gas is a danger to humans because it...

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  • July 15, 2020

The President is pushing hard for the reopening of schools come August and September of 2020. The paranoia of the President makes him believe that anyone opposing sending their kids, possibly into a diseased Petri dish, is out to get him. “Corrupt Joe Biden and the Democrats don’t want to open...

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  • July 8, 2020

“President Truman said the buck stops here, Trump has never seen the buck” x Donald Trump can take all his empty words about respecting our service and shove them. #TRE45ON #TraitorTrump pic.twitter.com/7vxGxLBYh0— VoteVets (@votevets) June 28, 2020 Trump’s bliss is also his ignorance. x Opinion: This is what happens when we...

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  • July 1, 2020

My heart swells with schadenfreude these days, but it’s never quite full. At least when it comes to Grampa Rage Diapers. In a new New York Times report on Donald Trump’s shambolic presidency and his lack of motivation when it comes to, well, anything having to do with being president,...

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  • June 17, 2020

More monkey business. One hopes the USIC is working hard on protecting the 2020 election, especially from unnamed other malign actors. Forgeries, interference, and attacks on Kremlin critics across six years and 300 sites and platforms. Secondary Infektion is a series of operations run by a large-scale, persistent threat actor...

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  • June 17, 2020

Bolton’s tell-all book will be out this month…. If he had any decency or sense of duty to the nation, he would have testified under oath, rather than ignore Congress, but he preferred benefiting financially. The only question to be answered is the degree of Trump’s impeachable iniquity. Bolton is planning...

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  • June 8, 2020

First, the bad news. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. hemorrhaged 701,000 jobs in March, and since jobless claims are currently in the millions per week, that’s likely a vast understatement of the true picture. Now, the “good” news. Grampa Rage Diapers just let us know that the...

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  • April 3, 2020

Well, this is really something if it proves to be true. (Then again, no amount of Trump corruption would surprise me at this point.) The Daily Beast: President Trump offered to pardon Julian Assange if he agreed to cover up the involvement of Russia in hacking emails from the Democratic...

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  • February 19, 2020

Stunt for stunt. In the age of Trump the price of revealing the origin of DNA could be set at $130,000 an event. If you had Donald Trump’s DNA, what would you do with it? The idea isn’t as outlandish as it may seem: An anonymous organization called the Earnest Project is...

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  • February 18, 2020

I believe we should push very hard for the testimony of John Bolton. But can we as Democrats be honest with ourselves about one very likely and important thing?  John Bolton is not going to testify that President Trump committed an impeachable act.  In fact, he is going to testify...

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  • January 27, 2020

I rise (reluctantly) to Bolton’s defense here, against the many comments accusing him of being self-serving and wanting to know why he hasn’t spoken up way earlier. Bolton was the national security advisor, and as such remains under lifelong restrictions as to what he can say publicly. Without a subpoena,...

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  • January 27, 2020

Newsweek “The Keystone pipeline’s spill of 383,000 gallons of oil into North Dakota was predictable, environmental group Greenpeace said in a statement depicting the transport of fossil fuels as a risky venture. The spill, which led the pipeline to shut down on Tuesday, occurred in the state’s northeastern Walsh County....

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  • November 1, 2019

Donald Trump, sad man-baby, had another episode of the continuing meltdown yesterday as he flipped the bird at a woman who showed him up. This display of passive-aggressive nonverbal anger is no way to run a Space Force. x THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4400: Trump speaks with First All-Female...

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  • October 20, 2019

And, you know, he’s probably right. I mean, John Bolton is what you’d get if the demon from Child’s Play had possessed Orville Redenbacher instead. That caramel corn-looking motherfucker is evil to the core. The Daily Beast: In the course of casual conversations with advisers and friends, President Trump has privately...

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  • October 17, 2019

Trump threatened by association the diplomatic corps even as the NY Times got closer to identifying the Whistle-Blower as a male CIA officer formerly assigned to the WH. “You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right? The spies and treason, we used...

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  • October 12, 2019

x Protestors should interrupt every Trump rally here on out by blowing whistles — Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) September 27, 2019 x Bring your whistle! We need them more than ever now! Let’s make some noise tonight! ✌️ — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) September 28, 2019 x We represent those Americans who...

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  • October 12, 2019

WaPo is just out with a new story about how fast WH officials raised alarms: At least four national security officials raised alarms about Ukraine policy before and after Trump call with Ukrainian president At least four national security officials were so alarmed by the Trump administration’s attempts to pressure...

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  • October 10, 2019

The Trumpists are trying anything that will draw your attention away from the 25 July “favor” request for dirt in exchange for releasing arms. The greatest irony is Trumpian claims that they were combating corruption (by being corrupt). x Cuomo to Rudy Giuliani: “Did you ask the Ukraine to investigate...

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  • October 3, 2019

There’s a diary on the rec list: No, the GOP wont abandon Trump for one reason: he’s  the last. I think they will, when they think the time is right. First, the Republican leadership has never liked Trump. During the nominating season, they tried to stop him, until it became...

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  • September 29, 2019

Remember Jim Comey?  I know I do.  Seems he gave an interview recently, and he was asked his view on impeaching Trump: WASHINGTON — Former FBI director James Comey said in a radio interview Tuesday that he hopes President Donald Trump is not impeached because it means American voters would...

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  • September 25, 2019

So what deeply inappropriate figure will Donald Trump tap as his next communications director? Brian Kilmeade? Bill O’Reilly? Mayor McCheese? The obstreperously flatulent ghost of Richard Nixon’s dog? Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman reports that Bill Shine was shown the door earlier today because Trump had started blaming him for all...

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  • March 8, 2019

One thing we know about the Resident, he is a mountebank and conman of the highest order and one thing you can’t take from him is that he is a survivor, no matter how many times he has been voted off the island.  Yesterday it was reported that Rep. Elijah Cummings and...

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  • February 20, 2019

We all know that when Dotard drumpf makes an accusation he is almost certainly engaging in Psychological projection — it is so common in his speech that when one hears it, one can, with certainly, look to the accusation as a clue as to what the Orange Ogre has been up to…. Thus...

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  • February 8, 2019

Hey, we all pretty much knew Donald Trump spends his days watching the teevee, tweeting gauche non sequiturs, and endlessly funneling beef and carbs into his tender baby-robin maw. But to have it confirmed via a White House leak? Yeah, how many times is this kind of thing going to happen...

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  • February 4, 2019

Daily Beast “This Time It’s Russia’s Emails Getting Leaked The Russian oligarchs and Kremlin apparatchiks spared by WikiLeaks in the past will not be so lucky this week, when transparency activists drop a massive archive of leaked docs. Russian oligarchs and Kremlin apparatchiks may find the tables turned on them...

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  • January 24, 2019

Maybe it’s a good thing there’s a marginally credible attorney general candidate who thinks Donald Trump is totally, totally innocent. I don’t know if our tottering republic could withstand a Senate confirmation hearing featuring Jeanine Pirro or Rudy Giuliani or Mayor McCheese or whatever the fuck Trump’s aspartame-addled Wiffle-ball cerebrum might...

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  • December 6, 2018

(This is just a reminder as drumpf and his talk radio and Faux News enablers continue to lie about what we know about the hacking.) In 2014 the Dutch Intelligence Agency AIVD hacked Cozy Bear’s HQ in a building at a Moscow University near the Red Square. They spied on...

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  • September 11, 2018

If I lived in my own impenetrable volcano fortress on Skull Island, this would all be very amusing. But I live in Donald Trump’s universe, and it suuuuucks. It’s temping to say that this has gotten very Shakespearean, but this is Trump we’re talking about, and such lofty descriptors clearly don’t...

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  • September 6, 2018

When it comes to Michael Cohen's guilty plea in federal court the day before yesterday, let's ignore Donald Trump for just a moment. There will be plenty of time to talk about The Tangerine Tantrum Machine, but I got my greatest case of the warm-and-fuzzies from a different source. And...

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  • August 23, 2018

Oh boy, do I ever get this one. If there's one thing that a lifelong Cubs fan knows, it's the surefire signs of lemonade making. Because, when your beloved team brings an 18 wheeler of them up from Arizona every April and puts them on the field, making lemonade out...

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  • August 16, 2018

OK, I’ll admit it, I’m a dumbass. But, be that as it may, I just don’t get it. Don’t get me wrong, There’s nothing I love more than hearing Trump on tape, sounding like an even bigger dumbass than I am when he asks “What payment?” to Michael Cohen, forcing...

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  • July 27, 2018

From our community: Last night, AKALib wrote a diary liveblogging the reveal of the new Tesla Semi — but unfortunately it didn’t get the attention that it deserved. The importance of this vehicle — and how impressive it is — cannot be overstated. For years, as electric cars have steadily shown that they’re...

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  • November 17, 2017

Recall all the stories telling us how Likud and Benjamin (“Bibi”) Netanyahu had won a great victory at the polls on March 17th ??? Well, it's not just Fox News. They all had it wrong. Netanyahu's group of parties lost 3 seats in the March 17th election. Now Israel faces...

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  • May 6, 2015

This is news. Plus, overall, leaks out of Likud do not flatter Bibi Netanyahu. Bayit Yehudi Scolds Netanyahu For Broken Promise on Defense Ministry Offer to Bennett — written up by Eliyahu Berkovitz. Take a step back to yesterday and Haaretz reported another leak out of the senior Likud leadership:...

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  • April 15, 2015

From last Wednesday: Contrary to corporate MSM: Israel's Kulanu “All Of Us” Party will decide the election Little did I know on Wednesday how close that title fit to post-election events. UPDATE: Bibi may be on his way out. Senior members of the Zionist Union party confirmed to Maariv on...

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  • March 22, 2015