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Here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: The TV ad is no-holds-barred. It bluntly attacks a decision of the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And on Saturday, the state Bar Association said the spot went too far. The ad says the Democratic contender, Superior Court Judge Maria McLaughlin, “chose...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • October 25, 2021

A few years ago, I wrote the piece titled “Boomers Must Take Some Blame And Help Fix Generation Y Unhappy Problem” without any malintent. I was raked over the coals by my boomer friends who accused me of agism and much more. Some said I was pitting generations against each...

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  • May 23, 2021

CBS News/YouGov conducted a poll this weekend, and there is some disturbing news: CBS News poll: Widespread agreement with Chauvin verdict Three in four Americans think the jury reached the right verdict in which former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd,...

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  • April 26, 2021

A band of brothers that needs to be broken up. On 1/6 there was a plan to bring a substantial firearms cache to the Capitol occupation.  x It's a rolling coup and it won't stop until we make it stop! #RollingCoup Military coups always start by activating the vets and...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • April 19, 2021

Do we really have the will to prosecute Trump for anything? Or will he escape yet again because he’ll try to bargain his way out of an indictment  because he holds something, something national security secret. This is probably how Kushner guaranteed his safety after leaving the Trump regime. For...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • April 17, 2021

Is Matt Gaetz a stalking horse for the even more extensive crimes of the previous guy, whose silence so far is staggering. A plea deal of an associate is going to make life even more difficult. House Republican Adam Kinzinger — who voted to impeach Trump a second time —...

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  • April 9, 2021

“A 22-year-old self-proclaimed member of the “Boogaloo Bois” movement pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to sell weapon parts to Hamas after traveling to Minneapolis amid this summer’s George Floyd protests.”  What’s curious is that for these Boogaloo Bois, while domestic terrorism remained the goal, the path had that Iran-Contra...

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  • December 17, 2020

Michael Flynn’s real time in the barrel goes back to the Mueller investigation with whatever Russian involvements Flynn had, as well as a variety of other deals like the Russian/Saudi nuclear “Marshall Plan” project, that will not relate to the lies to the FBI.  The latter had Kushner and even Bannon involved. It’s...

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  • November 25, 2020

Don’t make funeral plans for you or your family because of Trump’s lies and incompetence. I appreciate the POC vote.  I appreciate the seniors who are flipping to Biden.   I appreciate Veterans and Act Blue.  I do not speak Spanish but I have a Puerto Rican friend and activist helping get...

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  • Avatar of Vetwife
  • November 2, 2020

It was bad enough when Trump tweeted a video of this scene of his supporters ambushing a Biden-Harris bus and said “I LOVE TEXAS!” But then he found out the FBI was actually doing its job and investigating these domestic terrorists, and he totally lashed out — at the FBI....

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  • Avatar of dankoh
  • November 2, 2020

To be a better writer, I force myself to review right-wing media. Every day I go on Fox News, but also a rotating menu of rightwing sites. It’s very easy to live inside a bubble, but I can’t make arguments if I don’t know what the other side is thinking....

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  • Avatar of SemDem
  • November 1, 2020

Even Fox News is getting sick of this shit: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has been using his airtime on Fox News to appeal for more money from viewers. But it seems the right-wing network may have had enough. Graham, who is locked in a tight race against Democratic challenger Jaime...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • October 28, 2020

There is a likelihood that there could be federal charges, even after the settlement reached with Taylor’s family. More likely will be new civil disorder that already has destroyed lives. x BREAKING: Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is expected to clear all three LMPD officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death as...

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  • September 22, 2020

In 2015, writer, Ramesh Ponnuru wrote a scathing rebuke in the National Review of President Trump’s sister, then federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry. Like most who oppose partial-birth abortion, he seized upon gory detail, describing the procedure in its most medieval incarnation, all the while ignoring its medical necessity or rarity....

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  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • August 24, 2020

The Republican Party is falsely worshiping at the Yeezy clad feet of new ecclesiastic fundamentalism, all hail Kanye West. Mr. West is the subject of daily jokes and has become a virtual walking meme on every social media platform in the world. The GOP has launched an insulting and racist...

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  • August 7, 2020

There still are protests with violent activity still motivated by police action. In this case, Seattle Washington and Portland Oregon, where Trumpist sentiment prevails in their police forces. They think the use of force will pacify an urban population that does not see itself as being occupied, as though resistance...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • June 7, 2020

Hot, polluted water is identified in a WaPo op-ed by John Gleeson, David O’Neil and Marshall Miller, on the withdrawal of Michael Flynn charges. What will knowing the content of the 2016 Sergey Kislyak — Michael Flynn phone call tell us. Flynn wants lobster and Barr will get it for him, except now...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 14, 2020

81,000 people are still dead and Trump defaulted to his usual bigotry and disinformation blather today in yet another presser-trainwreck. “‘The numbers are fucking terrible,’ another former West Wing official said. ‘There’s massive anxiety in the GOP that he’s gonna take them all down with him.’” https://t.co/bCtKHGlQNH — Daniel W....

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 12, 2020

Remember that DoJ dropping charges against Flynn is being done in the context of a diversion and a pandemic. There are Mueller investigation files being unsealed. With imminent release of #RussiaTranscripts Fox News is already spinning it as raising doubts about @RepAdamSchiff saying there was evidence of collusion. So, here's...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 7, 2020

Remember that DoJ dropping charges against Flynn is being done in the context of a diversion and a pandemic. There are Mueller investigation files being unsealed. x With imminent release of #RussiaTranscripts Fox News is already spinning it as raising doubts about @RepAdamSchiff saying there was evidence of collusion. So,...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 7, 2020

As of right now, there is one man standing between the total subversion/perversion of justice in this nation and a CHANCE of maintaining some semblance of equal justice under the law. That man is Federal District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, appointed to the Superior Court of DC by Reagan,...

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  • May 7, 2020

Trump is just a free-rider doing QAnon retweets, continuing the proof of Trump unhingery, spreading chaos because bad news for him is coming on May Day. Using the latest FBI notes, Trump may be prepping the ground for a Michael Flynn pardon and is trying to get base attention even though...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • April 30, 2020

Just going to leave this here: x I can’t believe I have to say this, but please don’t drink bleach.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 24, 2020 TOPLINE   Joe Biden asked Twitter users to not drink bleach⁠—one day after President Trump suggested scientists investigate whether they could inject coronavirus patients...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 27, 2020

While Republicans work hard to get elected to offices they decry as useless and impediments to success, I am taking a moment to remember the sarcastic critique of the federal government by former president Ronald Reagan,” I'm from the government and I'm here to help.” Reagan was almost right, except...

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  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • April 8, 2020

The background: The Trump administration and several red states have backed a — ridiculous, mind you — challenge to the Affordable Care Act arguing that Congress’ removal of the tax penalty connected to Obamacare’s individual mandate has made the entire law unconstitutional. Republicans hate Obamacare so much — because you...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • January 11, 2020

In a plea to get the media to cover something else than the damning impeachment vote, a Denver conservative radio show host, Chuck Bonniwell, literally said on the air that he wished “a nice school shooting” would interrupt the coverage.  Right up the road is Columbine High School, site of one of the...

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  • Avatar of SemDem
  • December 21, 2019

On July 27, 2016 Donald Trump asked the Russians to help him defeat Hillary Clinton. The infamous comment by Mr. Trump was “I will tell you this: Russia if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing, I think you will probably be rewarded...

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  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • November 7, 2019

That is when Buttigieg is not punching at Warren.  Buttigieg won’t have to show his distaste for Beto O’Rourke any more though.  But Tiger Beat has Buttigieg going after Biden supporters in Iowa.  And as any good media outlet that loves Republicans and centrists, Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Politico)...

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  • Avatar of Merlin1963
  • November 2, 2019

Other than the possibility that he could vote to convict Trump, Mitt seems to have a Twitter sockpuppet named Twitter user @qaws9876, otherwise known as Pierre Delecto. Sen. Mitt Romney, in an interview with “Axios on HBO,” outlined a broad indictment of President Trump, criticizing his rhetoric, his abandonment of the Kurds,...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • October 21, 2019

x #KREMLINANNEX pic.twitter.com/grFemQa0to — Spooky McSpookface (@pkirkham) October 19, 2019 x ✌️🇺🇸 #KremlinAnnex 307, week 66 of protesting Treason45! In support of whistleblowers we make some noise! https://t.co/3zKmh6pQx7 — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) October 18, 2019 x Thank you for your support, #resisters! As a reminder, at #KremlinAnnex protest we do...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • October 20, 2019

Sometimes when your media heroes let you down it is hard to process. I had such an occurrence last Friday night. I am a huge fan of the tv series Real Time with Bill Maher. I love his eclectic view of life, he is smart, funny and intuitively philosophical. One...

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  • October 12, 2019

Chris Collins, who has the dubious honor of being Trump’s first Congressional fanboy back in the halcyon days of 2016, has been in a bit of a scrape lately. He has been accused of insider trading regarding Innate Immunotherapeutics, and recently lost a legal battle to exempt large volumes of his...

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  • Avatar of Spherical Aberration
  • September 30, 2019

Donald Trump's new White House press secretary hasn't given a single press briefing since she was appointed in June, and the odds are she never will. No briefing has been held there in more than 150 days, as Trump moves to drastically cut off the fourth estate’s access. It's just...

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  • Avatar of EricBoehlert
  • August 18, 2019

Has anyone written this up before?  I got interested about the palling around with pedophiles when SwedishJewfish was writing but after the Epstein deal, I knew he and other republicans had to have more buddies  caught up in the the child abuse net.  We should know what is happening to...

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  • Avatar of Vetwife
  • July 19, 2019

This will be was originally pretty short.  Considering him to be a “danger to others and to the community by clear and convincing evidence” and a flight risk by the “preponderance of the evidence”, Judge Berman has denied Epstein bail. For those playing along at home, the fraudulent Austrian passport was...

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  • Avatar of Spherical Aberration
  • July 18, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein and Donald Trump. Two gross peas in a pod. NBC has found some old footage of the actual president of the United States and his longtime pedophile friend appearing to rate young women at a party they both attended at Mar-a-Lago. They’re shown smiling and laughing together because,...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • July 17, 2019

This story was posted in the Daily Mail today: Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama: How the British ambassador called the President's actions 'diplomatic vandalism' fueled by 'personality reasons' – as revealed in more explosive cables that have sparked a free speech row while Iran tensions mount Now, we...

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  • Avatar of dankoh
  • July 14, 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. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1471. Continued to push for citizenship question on the...

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  • Avatar of smallch
  • July 12, 2019

Ah the Senate Democrats.  Just a couple of weeks ago they hosed us on that border funding bill.  They voted so overwhelming for McConnell’s bill that it helped jam the House Democrats.  And now Speaker Pelosi is catching grief from progressives, and Pelosi is dishing back to one of the...

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  • Avatar of Merlin1963
  • July 11, 2019

I never wanted to be part of the “grammar police,” but there’s only so much pain I can stand. Even in this age of autocorrect (which often produces hilarious results) , there really is something wrong about being careless with basic language. So I am taking a stand on the...

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  • Avatar of dankoh
  • June 1, 2019

photo: Bernie with Supporters at the MFA Launch In solidarity with the Political Revolution,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Help Keep The Momentum Building! Yesterday, Bernie introduced his Medicare For All (MFA) legislation (S. 1129), and PDA...

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  • April 11, 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. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1262. It was reported that US farm exports...

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  • Avatar of smallch
  • February 28, 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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  • Avatar of Joseph Murphy
  • February 26, 2019

So this happened today: President Donald Trump on Thursday gave Texas Sen. John Cornyn his “complete and total endorsement” for re-election, saying his fellow Republican has “done an outstanding job for the people of Texas.” That backing came by tweet, the president's favored medium for weighing in on political campaigns....

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 21, 2019

You know, one snowflake is just a snowflake. Ten snowflakes is a flurry, and one hundred snowflakes is a blizzard. But when it comes to Trump, and his collusion and obstruction of justice problems, it’s starting to look like his GOP lackeys are staring into potential whiteout conditions. I can’t...

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  • Avatar of Joseph Murphy
  • February 20, 2019

Let me get all my caveats out of the way as I hastily don my flak jacket. I like Bernie Sanders. After seriously considering Hillary Clinton, I voted for Sanders in the 2016 Oregon primary. When Hillary won the nomination, I enthusiastically backed her, and was just a bit peeved...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 19, 2019

In September 2018, Detroit policeman Sean Bostwick, while in uniform, took a selfie in his patrol car and posted it to his Snapchat account with a blatantly racist caption: “Another night to Rangel (sic) up these zoo animals.” He was quickly fired. x Details On Detroit Cop Sean Bostwick’s Firing After He Said It...

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  • Avatar of SemDem
  • February 5, 2019

So NPR puts out this all things ill considered tweet this morning… x The Russia Investigations: An Unfinished Case Looks Weaker Than Ever https://t.co/gRliZs0Tgr — NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) December 15, 2018 …touting it’s all things not considered article on the state of the Trump/Russia investigation… “Political and legal danger for President...

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  • December 15, 2018

This is a quick hopefully audience-friendly guide to the main charges that will (and won’t!) play a part in prosecuting collusion with Russia. In particular, I want to highlight the requirements for proving each of these offenses, because that’s valuable for understanding Mueller’s strategy as the various parts of this saga start to...

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  • Avatar of Spherical Aberration
  • December 14, 2018

Cue “Speak Softly Love”. Mediaite “As Michael Cohen strikes a new plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, admitting to lying to Congress on President Donald Trump‘s dealings with Russia, CNN’s Jim Acosta said one Washington insider had a warning for the commander in chief’s former fixer. “The president and...

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  • November 30, 2018