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NPR's White House Correspondent “tactically ruthless” question was the one every Progressive wanted an answer for sooner than later. He asked the “tactically ruthless” question. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. NPR Correspondent Geoff Bennett did not disappoint. He pretty much went for the jugular most professionally. After all, we...

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  • February 2, 2021

The GOP had a big plan in Michigan on Monday to throw the election to Donald Trump. It was a guaranteed ace in the hole, just like everything else they said was a sure-fire promise that they’d overthrow the election. Unfortunately for Michigan House Representative Gary Eisen, it’s also the...

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  • December 14, 2020

Stuart Spittle, the incredible shrinking candidate, was spinning the hits last night in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Lies that have long since been debunked were pulled out of the couch cushions, denuded of dustballs and cat hair, and fed to the only people dumb enough to accept candy from a creepy old...

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  • October 14, 2020
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From Emily Singer at The American Independent: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Thursday that preexisting health conditions are not as big a deal as Democrats are making them seem, using one of the most popular provisions in the Affordable Care Act to attack Democrats. “The left, including Joe Biden in...

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  • October 2, 2020

From Newsweek: Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News' Ainsley Earhardt that he's “getting killed financially” in his South Carolina race against Democrat Jamie Harrison, who has raised considerably more money than him. Graham said his opponent's fundraising efforts have skyrocketed since the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

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  • September 25, 2020

So many contradictions, so little time, as non-socially distanced followers are kept away from Trump by a thin white line. x What about everyone else? https://t.co/XExDwnbqOO — Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) September 14, 2020 x Notice the big empty space on the right? That's where @realDonaldTrump “works” the ropeline. The...

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  • September 15, 2020

The real story breaking is the 2012 performance piece Trump created to “fire” an actor playing PBO. But the real transition will be leaving Donald’s house of Klan kayfabe in 2021. Ten years earlier Trump couldn’t get over being humiliated by PBO at the 2011 WHCA dinner and still can’t get past...

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  • September 6, 2020

During a postgame press conference yesterday, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers had a powerfully emotional reaction to the recent shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Against the backdrop of the Republican National Convention — which has included a litany of white grievances and a fusillade of racial scaremongering —...

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  • August 26, 2020

From Salon: Maine farmers have blamed recent changes at the U.S. Postal Service after receiving thousands of dead baby chicks due to shipping delays. The state's postal workers blamed the slowdown on a bill championed by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, that “weakened the Postal Service” — and faces a tough...

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  • August 23, 2020

Recall that the White House “over-classified” various documents to prevent Congressional investigation in the Trump impeachment. On the other side of the public sphere, websites like Global Research and Newsfront spread conspiracy theories also promoted by Russian Intelligence. CHICAGO (AP) — The State Department says Russia is using a well-developed...

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  • August 6, 2020

Remember that inviting the Taliban to Camp David in September 2019 was designed to draw attention from the looming problem of the Ukraine aid shake-down that led to impeachment. It was also to help cover-up any issue of the Russian bounty, because the vig would just be increased. Russia, Russia, Russia....

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  • July 1, 2020

From The Huffington Post: Colorado residents have reported getting mysterious anonymous text messages bashing John Hickenlooper, the Democratic Senate candidate seeking to oust Republican Sen. Cory Gardner this November. The texts feature a link to a 2014 clip of Hickenlooper comparing the job of a political scheduler to being on...

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  • June 20, 2020

I’m liking this piece from Politico: Amy Klobuchar is kicking off her next act. Two months after ending her presidential campaign and amid vice presidential speculation, the Minnesota Democrat is launching a new effort to help direct money and campaign help to down-ballot Democrats. The endeavor — called the Win...

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  • May 3, 2020

Received this e-mail from Dr. Al Gross’ (I. AK) U.S. Senate campaign: Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in America, Dr. Al Gross and this entire campaign have been working tirelessly to make sure Alaskans and Americans are informed and prepared. As a doctor, Al Gross has always fought...

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  • April 27, 2020

Quackery emerged again during the WH COVID Taskforce briefing yesterday, because Trump does listen to people in his base who engage in fringe beliefs and conspiracy theories (CT). “Expect a Miracle”  x The President inquires about injecting disinfectant? pic.twitter.com/75kGQkD0h7 — Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) April 23, 2020 “Maybe you can, maybe...

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  • April 24, 2020

The big names keep on coming: Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is planning a rollout for Michelle Obama’s endorsement, although there are questions around just how public a role the enormously popular former first lady will play in his campaign. Sources tell The Hill that the Biden campaign’s early plans include...

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  • April 17, 2020

She’s not fooling anyone: During an April 2 tele-town hall, Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) lied about supporting protections for people with preexisting medical conditions. Throughout her career in Congress, McSally has repeatedly voted against those protections and has encouraged her colleagues to do the same. On the Thursday call with...

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  • April 9, 2020

This is the best news I’ve heard since the Trumpian coronavirus shitshow started. (Question for lexicographers: Is shitshow one word, two words, or hyphenated? I’m really going to need to know this going forward. I plan to use it a lot, and for some reason my AP Stylebook isn’t giving...

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  • March 26, 2020

This fucking guy: Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is under fire for what is being regarded as juvenile rhetoric while the Senate is in gridlock over a stimulus package. In a tweet on Sunday night, Cornyn sniped at Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) — who explained why Senate Democrats voted...

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  • March 24, 2020

I said this when Donald Trump was first elected: Our country is too stupid to live. I never meant it literally, though. I may have been wrong about that. As RawStory has noted, MAGAs across the country are finding eerie significance in the fact that most of the COVID-19 cases...

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  • March 2, 2020

If electoral victory is a mouse to be caught, the color of the cat deployed doesn’t really matter. Matthew 21:12 He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves. Screw inevitability and electability, aphorisms and purity still rule the day in what is now a lively but...

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  • February 23, 2020

Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. We are in the midst of the WH crime spree and it must end. Michelle Goldberg worries about it in the NY Times. Democracy Grief Is Real Seeing what Trump is doing to America, many find it hard to fight off despair. “Left...

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  • December 14, 2019

I have seen a great many comments in several diaries lately asking whether there is any way for the Republican Party to, now, at this late moment, dump Trump. Or, conversely, what would happen if he decided that he was just tired of all of this, and quit. The first...

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  • August 2, 2016

An increasingly frequent refrain appearing in the media casts the democratic primary as a Manichean struggle between Sanders’ unrealistic goals and the staid pragmatism of Clinton.  Clinton, we are told, can “get things done,” while Sanders’ pie in the sky thinking leads nowhere. I can understand the doubt that Sanders’...

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  • January 28, 2016
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