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The Justice Department this May refused to tell Schiff whether any Republicans were investigated. Schiff: “Trump repeatedly & flagrantly demanded that the Dept. of Justice carry out his political will, and tried to use the Department as a cudgel against his political opponents and members of the media. It is...

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  • June 11, 2021

Fail: REALITY BITES: That didn’t take long. Reality TV star and political neophyte Caitlyn Jenner was about 24 hours into the rollout of her California gubernatorial campaign this weekend when she posted her first major campaign gaffe on social media. Jenner, expressing outrage about a San Francisco Chronicle story involving SF DA Chesa...

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  • April 27, 2021

The Biden administration has disclosed for the first time that a Russian agent who received internal polling data from the Trump campaign in 2016 passed it along to Russia’s intelligence services. Biden to deliver remarks on Russia at 4:30 p.m./2030 GMT https://t.co/SP3vkqtDEX — Fichman (@ukrlaa) April 15, 2021 The White...

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  • April 15, 2021

Previous guy and the GQP continue to be weird and entirely predictable. Weird and even entirely predictable — Kim Mangone (@KimMangone) April 4, 2021 Mike Huckabee doubled down on the usual RW hate, timing it for his evangelical Easter program shown on some shopping channels, because there’s no such thing...

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  • April 4, 2021

Is US progressive politics, especially in cultural issues, incapable of attracting majority support. Not so much in terms of the usual self-fulfilling marginalization, but there are absolute limits to the mutability of moderate ideologies in  order to build working majorities. In these conditions, it seems almost certain that tit-for-tat will...

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  • April 3, 2021

Caravan with a drum solo, perhaps Trump will go to the border to help frame what is appearing to be deliberate GOP orchestration of migrant issues at the southern border. As if the Trumpian chaos never existed for four years, with declared emergencies, veiled threats of terrorists, and then that...

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  • March 30, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Green, unburdened by House committee work, should put a bit more time into her trolling banter. Sadly, this was no different than the previous guy’s issues with thinking the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico weren’t part of the US, and his minions’ interest in giving Alaska back to Russia....

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  • March 12, 2021

Before 1937, inaugural day wasn’t until March 4. Back in the day we would’ve been facing 6 more weeks of Trump. QAnon-Pushed March 4 As Trump’s ‘True Inauguration Day’—But Officials Don’t Expect Violence https://t.co/vBkkXuPVww pic.twitter.com/2gOGsJ5myh — Forbes (@Forbes) March 2, 2021 Apparently, many QAnon supporters believe that Donald Trump has...

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  • March 2, 2021

Ted Cruz still blames his daughters for that Cancun trip and Trump’s daddy’s girls are not quite as political as we had previous thought. Trump may have also gotten a “target letter” indicating that something something is coming for him. Much like Trump trying to get Ivanka in at the...

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  • February 19, 2021

43 GQP co-conspirators have ensured their place in US political history. They allowed Trump to turn the US into a banana republic. To prevent Trump from holding office again, a simple majority of Congress must now pass a resolution invoking Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which bars anyone from...

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  • February 14, 2021

Ben Sasse is still a RW member of the GQP, but he can still afford to offend his state party. x Sen. Ben Sasse to the Nebraska GOP State Central Committee: “You are welcome to censure me again. But let’s be clear about why this is happening: It’s because I...

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  • February 6, 2021

“You know, you can go to Capitol Hill, you can go to the White House,” said one Oath Keeper on the October 29 call. “If they [DC police] are going to allow, you know, a mob to just, you know, basically storm buildings, they’re basically abrogating responsibilities.” Apparently, lazy reactionaries...

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  • February 3, 2021

As Steve Bannon is pardoned for scamming border wall money, he’s likely the new operative for a Trump political party to promote neo-fascism. Trump has trial ballooned it prior to leaving DC and its site of a recent insurrection. Bannon has been speaking with Trump in recent weeks. x Trump pardons Stephen...

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  • January 20, 2021

The urban-suburban-exurban voting shows the shift in the south like elsewhere for a cosmopolitan American electorate. Stacey Abrams may have saved America. x I have been kindly asked to clarify that this is my view and not my employer's — G. Elliott Morris (@gelliottmorris) January 6, 2021 Gaslighting beginning early....

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  • January 6, 2021

“Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven it's marginal, right?” Trump’s pardon spree is a series of corrupt gifts, administrative vandalism on the way out of the bunker, expecting others to clear up afterwards. x Donald Trump, answering phone call from 7-year-old on Christmas Eve: “Are you...

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  • December 24, 2020

x Biden: “We both know tensions are high. They can be high after a tough election…But remember, we have to remain calm, patient. Let the process work out as we count all the votes…your vote will be counted. I do not care how hard people try to stop it. I...

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  • November 7, 2020

A theater of the absurd: fascinating are the last hours of the Trump administration’s disinformation campaign, as Trump goes round the bend. He now complains that Democrats don’t believe in science, again. And Trump caravans trying to run Biden campaign buses off Texas roads is “hot”. After his praise for turning...

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  • November 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Debate commission adopts new rules to mute microphones to allow Trump, Biden 2 minutes of uninterrupted time per segment. (Then mikes turn back on & candidates have at it.) Trump will no doubt replicate his gish gallop attacks during the debate trying to force Biden into a...

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  • October 20, 2020

In a flailing attempt (what does he ever do that isn’t flailing?) to somehow pretend the current 25th Amendment buzz isn’t all about him, Donald Trump appeared to step in a big pile of “shit, this isn’t going well, is it?” this morning. FiveThirtyEight currently gives Joe Biden an 85...

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  • October 9, 2020

I live in a blue state, and it’s pretty clear what Donald Trump thinks of me. From his peevish attitude toward the tribulations of Puerto Ricans to his threats to cut off disaster funding to California, it’s become more than obvious that Trump sees some Americans as more American than others. And...

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  • August 16, 2020

Unhingery abounds at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When it comes to voting rights in our pandemic election year, President Donald Trump has a habit of saying the quiet part out loud. Is it a short-circuit in the super-ego or Trump jettisoning the filters because there are 80 days left. And the distractions emerge, because doesn’t Trump deserve the Nobel...

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  • August 13, 2020

Remember that his visit to a Texas oil-rig makes it an “official” trip. He’s whining about Fox News coverage, among other things. His fundraising shtick will have the usual things, although there likely will be some idiocy leaking from the event. Today’s meme is that “Democrats will abolish the suburbs”. The Economist’s...

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  • July 29, 2020

Trump's plague ship of state runs aground on the sand bar of the DNC platform committee because intra-party division may yet disrupt party solidarity.  A month out from the Democratic National Convention, the party continues to be pulled in opposing directions by its progressive and corporate wings. While presumptive nominee Joe...

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  • July 13, 2020

Ron DeSantis, who’s doing a fantastic job as the Joker’s top henchman but a horrible job as governor of Florida, has OD’d on his crazy pills again. The man who’s currently presiding over one of coronavirus’ favorite summer vacation spots wants to open the schools posthaste because … wait for it!...

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  • July 9, 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

Russia Bounty (gate) now has some receipts as both parties in Congress have gotten their security briefings. Trump still maintains ignorance which is not hard to imagine because of his complicit cooperation with Russia, which only makes the timeline of briefings since 2019 even harder to reconcile, reminding ourselves of...

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  • June 30, 2020

Trump’s phone calls with world leaders has probably been a source of much entertainment for the SIGINT community, considering how leaky his channels of communication have been. The current revelations about the frequency and timing of calls with Putin probably has been interesting as probably have been the ability of...

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  • June 29, 2020

It’s now been confirmed and it was in the Presidential Daily Brief: Trump and Pence knew of the Russian bounty on US troops and did nothing. The Lincoln Project has gotten right on it: x Putin paid a bounty to kill American soldiers. @realDonaldTrump knew about it but did nothing....

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  • June 28, 2020

Lot to unpack here…. so review and leave a comment as to what you think… x Today I released my first campaign ad. It was produced by my kids. Let me know if you like it.https://t.co/OeXvghcnGv pic.twitter.com/CuFKMzdrZB— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 21, 2020 Trump was desperate for this rally. It...

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  • June 21, 2020

Still early on, but a man got shot three times(sic) in the back after struggling with police officers and taking a taser from one of the officers. Rayshard Brooks runs away and at a distance of approximately 20 feet is shot in the back and dies. The hypotheticals begin. The Atlanta...

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  • June 13, 2020

#BunkerBoy remains in the White House today hiding behind his #Babygate. x Many people say there are more people on the DC streets today than there were on #BunkerBoyTrump’s Inauguration Day. Be safe everyone: #WearAMask; hydrate and don’t take the bait. https://t.co/IjZwOQtKyU — Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) June 6, 2020 x...

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  • June 6, 2020

Trump is not exactly an author of any Emancipation Proclamations. Trump implies that he will retaliate against private social media but if he chooses anything remotely constitutional, he may actually have to address issues of fact weighed against his usual lies. But he does need diversions from the over 100,000 dead,...

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  • May 28, 2020

Live Blog below It wound up being the same as the COVID Taskforce briefing, turning into a campaign speech with the same talking points, mentioning Biden more, and lying about causes of the COVID contagion. 4:00 PM EDT half-hour late, lasts about an hour with questions President Trump Delivers Remarks...

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  • April 30, 2020

Without sarcasm, Trump’s disinforming claims of the total number of tests have little to do with the number of per capita tests needed. Trump says he disagrees with Fauci comments that U.S. needs more coronavirus testing. In January, Trump did not push for adequate testing. The U.S. should at least double coronavirus testing...

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  • April 25, 2020

Live Blog below — Today was about IMPOTUS’s folk beliefs 5:00* PM EDT *(rarely starts on time) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House x Drinking a bunch of bleach was not on my bingo card for how trumps presidency would end. https://t.co/7N8czpenfe— Beaker (@OilBeak)...

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  • April 23, 2020

Giving the GOP emergency powers is another scheme to loot the treasury, much like the attempts to defund social security and Medicare. So much cynicism in the GOP pimping a stimulus package that favors corporate income. x Sen. Jeff Merkley explains why Senate Democrats blocked Mitch McConnell's corrupt coronavirus stimulus...

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  • March 23, 2020

All gains since Trump’s inaugural have been lost as the stock market hit two circuit breakers today while Trump led the WH daily briefing. Trump still believes that he will be re-elected, and in the absence of rallies, today’s presser was used to promote sinophobia and insult Joe Biden. Today’s...

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  • March 18, 2020

Disaster, it seems, is the new terra nullius, even as Trump claims that China is to blame rather than 12 weeks of White House incompetence. Still about profit as Trump tried to profit from a vaccine while ignoring the need for COVID-19 testing. The US has exceeded 4,000 confirmed cases of...

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  • March 17, 2020

It’s pretty much a given that Donald Trump cares more about his reelection and his wealthy cronies’ stock portfolios than he does dying Chinese, Italian, and Iranian people, so maybe the fact that the Dow is plunging (down nearly 1,000 points as of this writing) will finally get his attention. Or...

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  • February 24, 2020

Trump communicated to the House — “If you are going to impeach me, impeach me fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate,” with the goal of getting acquitted by the time of the Super Bowl and/or the SOTU, because audience and ratings. This is all that...

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  • January 30, 2020

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

Murkiness and Mulvaney-ness remains as the details of the Ukrainian shakedown gains more factual reality after the release of documents via American Oversight’s FOIA. The Washington Post reports on the White House scramble to continue explaining the timeline for how Congressional funds were withheld to enforce the bribery solicitation for an...

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  • November 25, 2019

Today’s bombshell had a considerable blast radius.  Sondland affirms, “yes” there was a “quid pro quo.” After a first deposition, a revised addendum, and today another lengthy statement, we now know there are receipts, and if Trump were not a PABOTUS*, he’d be indicted. Lacking that, the articles of impeachment get...

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  • November 20, 2019

Rep. Peter Welch to Jim Jordan: "I'd be glad to have the person who started it all come in and testify. President Trump is welcome to take a seat right there!" pic.twitter.com/YbCvHKfKeV — Matt Rogers 🎃 (@Politidope) November 13, 2019 The overheard voice of President Trump on the call Ambassador...

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  • November 13, 2019

Individual-1 continues to not work in the interest of the US, as Vindman gets reassigned, and what was suspected becomes more evident. As expected, retaliation.Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who gave a bombshell testimony in the House impeachment investigation last month on President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scheme, will be removed from his...

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  • November 10, 2019

Hand grenade and a “drug deal”. Updates to come, there is a lot of traffic at the links, so please be patient The transcript for Vindman can be found here, and Hill’s transcript is here. House investigators have released the deposition of Fiona Hill, who until earlier this year served as the top Russia...

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  • November 8, 2019

It’s an unwinding day as Rudy affirms that his actions were for Trump’s personal gain, as Trump flails about. Hi numbers are slipping. Pres. Trump's approval rating is 38% in @ABC News/WaPo poll. Among Republicans, he's at a career low of 74%—down steeply from a career-high 87% in July. https://t.co/VBYiZhMjbZ...

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  • November 7, 2019

Moron Watergate is on for another roller-coaster week of disinformation about the rule of law and constitutional oaths  https://twitter.com/jjsmokkieBOY57/status/1191150217644646400? Politico had the insider account: He’s ravenously consuming news about the subject — primarily through a friendly lens. From the Oval Office to the White House residence to Air Force One,...

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  • November 4, 2019

Like the burglars of Watergate, Trump couldn’t have done anything — it’s all Rudy, Mick Mulvaney and the Three Amigos. They were just overcome with zeal for a stable genius. Trump insists that he's smart enough to commit crimes https://t.co/F4YWDYjCiJ — VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) October 31, 2019 Last Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal editorial...

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  • November 1, 2019
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