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Fascist death yam Donald Trump probably doesn’t understand why—or even whether—he’s a fascist. Since none of the history textbooks he “read” in college included either his name or a hollowed-out compartment in the shape of a Little Debbie snack cake, it’s unlikely he ever got past the first few pages of any of...

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  • May 24, 2022

Evette Avery Herrod, a union activist discusses the state of unions. A rep. wants a proxy war. Psaki schools Doocy again. Wall Street vultures continue. Unions x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 11:00 AM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • March 14, 2022

We recently discovered that actor Rick Schroder—who famously portrayed a spoiled little kid in the ‘80s sitcom Silver Spoons—is reprising that role as part of the Washington, D.C., TruckNutz Convoy that’s fecklessly circling Washington in protest of rapidly fading COVID-19 mitigation mandates.   Americans are paying scant attention to them, because Ukrainians...

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  • March 11, 2022

Okay, so you may have read that headline and thought, “What? Tucker Carlson is finally souring on Putin’s war?” Oh, no. Don’t worry. It’s not like we’ve entered Bizarro World or anything. No, we’re simply at the stage in Vladimir Putin’s career when Russian state TV is obliquely questioning its...

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  • March 11, 2022

Tucker Carlson tried softening the ground for right-wing acceptance of Russia’s invasion into Ukraine months ago. Carlson televised a week’s worth of show’s from Budapest, Hungary, praising right-wing autocratic President Viktor Orbán. Pay attention “If you care about Western civilization, and democracy, and family — and the ferocious assault on...

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  • March 4, 2022

Terrell Jermaine Starr, a foreign affairs journalist in Kyiv, Ukraine, gives the most detailed story about the Ukraine/Russia conflict. Terrell Jermaine Starr from Kyiv, Ukraine. x x YouTube Video Watch Politics Done Right T.V. here. I watched Tifanny Cross’ Cross Connection today. I was pleasantly surprised to hear independent foreign...

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  • February 22, 2022

Norman Solomon details the Russia issue. We are exceptional but it is that Democratic Socialist country that got it right. Norman Solomon has a message x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 11:00 AM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091...

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  • February 15, 2022

For decades, western leaders have struggled to develop an effective strategy for countering Russia. A recurring theme in the diplomatic world seems to be attempts by the west to “reset” relations with Russia. Every time an effort is made, however, Russia engages in some type of bellicose behavior that derails,...

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  • June 18, 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

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

Another thought before Trump’s presidency (hopefully) slips into distant memory.  One of the many truly odd things about Trump’s presidency was that he insisted on, and got away with, using his personal cell phone all the time — which is an absolute security nightmare because it is unsecured and is listened to by who...

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  • January 29, 2021

Like the counterintelligence limits of the Mueller report, there are still slender skeletons to be revealed in the corruption of US interests. Trump’s inquiry about a strike against Iran last week was not about Iran’s nuclear proliferation as much as it was part of much larger regional conflict among nuclear...

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  • November 19, 2020

Andrew McCabe references a suspicion from the first days of the Mueller investigation that Trump simply needs his comeuppance and a further push into a post-political life.  Cuomo: You think there's more bad stuff about him that we don't know? McCabe: There was a lot more in the intelligence community assessment...

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  • November 14, 2020

Trump Russia continues, as IMPOTUS* covers for Russia, and DHS & DoJ defections continue in the assessment of 2016 and 2020 Russian actions. Will John Durham create an “interim” deliverable for Bill Barr’s ‘October Surprise’. x This is false. No independent arbiter “determined” this about Mueller. The DOJ IG said the Russia probe was...

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  • September 13, 2020

As we begin a week of pure GOP propaganda, it’s time to remind ourselves how we got here as well as remind ourselves that the GOP is still entangled with Russia as well as malign forces. With less than 100 days before the presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials are warning...

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  • August 24, 2020

So much for having things both ways. Disinformation flooding continues. x “Can Trump place Facebook ads that feature Nazi symbols? Yes… Can he spread lies about mail-in fraud? Yes. Can he threaten #BlackLivesMatter protesters with violence? Yes. Will be he be able to use Facebook to dispute the election? Watch this...

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  • August 8, 2020

It’s long been obvious that Putin favors Trump and wants to keep him in the White House where he can continue to destroy the United States, both because we’ve been blocking Russia’s ambitions and because Putin wants revenge for the breakup of the Soviet Union and other things we may...

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  • August 7, 2020

Two stories on the news tonight: First is that Joe Biden put out a statement tonight warning foreign governments, and Russia in particular, that if  they try to interfere with our November election, they will pay a heavy price for doing so. (Assuming Biden wins in spite of their interference.)...

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  • July 21, 2020

So if you bristled every time someone at your office brought you key information that was crucial to your job performance — and you did it so often that they eventually stopped giving you that information — you’d be fired, right? Of course you would. That’s called being a below-average...

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  • July 1, 2020

In a recent story about Donald Trump’s desperate attempts to smother his dumpster fire of a campaign with the same old clown shoes, The Washington Post notes that Trump isn’t 100 percent satisfied with his chosen nickname for Joe Biden. You may have noticed Trump trying out “Corrupt Joe” lately in place of the...

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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

So you’ve no doubt seen this explosive New York Times story about Donald Trump’s treachery, fecklessness, and sickening lack of patriotism. If not, here’s the gist: American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including...

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  • June 27, 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

Month of disruption are ahead. and Putin possibly egging on Trump in the phone call on the same day as the St John’s photo-op does not bode well for life in the Drumpfbunker as November approaches. If the G-7 summit is held in the U.S. in September, and Russia is...

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  • June 6, 2020

Granted, Russia coming to the defense of journalists is a little like Arby’s Twitter account writing a scathing review of a Michelin three-star restaurant, but here we are.  We’ve fallen so far and so fast that Russia of all countries is now trolling us over press freedom and human rights:...

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  • June 1, 2020

Apparently the killer of George Floyd previously shot and killed a civilian while on duty.  Asked about the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota, Pres Trump called it "a very very sad event." He said he expects to receive a full report on the incident...

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  • May 27, 2020

The Trump Crazy Train never stops, so if you want to get on, understand you’ll have to risk your life to do it. This isn’t some snowflake cult where you get to fall asleep peacefully after drinking grape Flavor-Aid. You’re gonna cough up a lung or crack a femur or...

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  • May 24, 2020

Having spectacularly failed to deliver on every POTUS’ tacit promise that he wouldn’t try to kill us all, Donald Trump is desperately trying to keep one of his oldest and stupidest promises: He WILL build a pointless, expensive, easily traversed wall on our southern border, and our military will pay...

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  • April 29, 2020

Trump’s incompetence is making the COVID19 response worse with some lack of confidence in financial demand. Recession looms. Invest in Chicken Nuggets. x The world’s output could fall during the first quarter, putting the economy at risk of recession, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Monday https://t.co/zYBtZhoxAO pic.twitter.com/5OrbgEh7qa— Real...

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  • March 9, 2020

The knuckledraggers are at it again.   LOCK HER UP.   Where are the emails?   Let’s subpoena Hunter.   This country is so divided and between the earthquakes, tornandoes in Nashville and coronavirus popping up all over, this is all the bums think about. Today is Super Tuesday.   It is all about putting...

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  • March 3, 2020

So when do we start interfering in Russian elections?   I know ..I know… we can’t do that but this crap is an act of war.  We are a soverign nation or supposed to be.   If I wanted to be Russian with a Russian run country, I would fly my ass off...

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  • February 21, 2020

There is a dark cloud over this country.   A deep sinking sense of doom and that comes from fear and uncertainity.  Am I trying to be fatalistic.  NO.  I am trying to wake you up and see the writing on the wall.   He is one dictator with a bunch of...

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  • February 8, 2020

Former FBI assistant director Frank Figliuzzi appeared on The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell last night in the wake of The New York Times’ bombshell report about Russia’s successful hack of Burisma, the company at the center of Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal. For Figliuzzi, the big takeaway from the story...

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  • January 14, 2020

Killing the social safety net is the wet dream for the GOP and while Trump will not mention it in 2020, there is evidence that he’s made that second-term promise to the GOP. It’s the same playbook we’ve seen — raise deficits and loot the treasury with things like that upper-class...

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  • January 12, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden voiced a unique concern about the 2020 election results at a campaign event in Iowa on Friday. The presidential hopeful stated that “he's concerned about what would happen if the Republican Party were totally “clobbered,” BuzzFeed News reports, adding that he’s “really worried that no party should...

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  • December 10, 2019

Did we really want a criminal in the WH. The DoJ IG report is available. BREAKING: US Justice Dept. inspector general report on Russia investigation: Overall investigation was justified and not politically motivated; FBI mishandled parts of its application to monitor a Trump campaign aide.https://t.co/grwkPSZKV2 — NBC News (@NBCNews) December...

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  • December 9, 2019

When did the GOP become a pro-Russia cult? Seriously, when? These people are so mesmerized by Donald Trump’s surpassing charms they can’t resist upending decades of conservative orthodoxy for the chance to kiss the hand that grabs the pussies? Really? x Tucker: “Why do I care what is going on...

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  • November 26, 2019

“I said to him. . . I think this is all going to blow up – and here we are.” Fiona Hill and David Holmes put a cocktail stick into the fictional narratives promoted by the GOP and the White House. She reminds us that there was a domestic political errand...

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  • November 21, 2019

This is the legal landscape now before the man who must be identified as the attorney general of the United States: The unanimous consensus of the American intelligence community, the findings of the Mueller investigation, and the bipartisan conclusion of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence all agree that the...

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  • October 27, 2019

Take this with as many grains of salt as you want but… Reuters “MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Sunday it had no reliable information on the U.S. operation that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, state-run RIA news agency reported after U.S. President Donald...

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  • October 27, 2019

Aside from being the human face of the apparent manipulation of the NRA and the GOP as a conduit for Russian influence, Maria Butina has been released from prison. (CNN) Russian gun rights enthusiast Maria Butina was released from the Tallahassee Federal Correction Institution on Friday after having served more...

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  • October 25, 2019

Biloxi Sun Herald “Russian President Vladimir Putin has sat down in Sochi with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks on Syria. Putin welcomed the Turkish leader in the Black Sea resort on Tuesday, saying their meeting is very important in the current tense situation in Syria. He noted...

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  • October 22, 2019

This is not the diary I wanted to write. Though it includes snippets of the research I wanted to share, it is not what I had been working on for the past few days, obviously. I am rushing this diary through as I had most of the research already and...

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  • July 2, 2019

There’s an aspect to Trump’s astonishing statement about accepting dirt on his opponents from a foreign source that I think has not been mentioned yet. Everyone is focused on his admission — his boast — that he would commit a federal crime by soliciting* and accepting foreign help, but lost...

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  • June 15, 2019

As we all know, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was only confirmed to the Supreme Court after, and as a result of, an unprecedented Republican embargo against President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to replace the deceased Justice Scalia.  Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended this outcome as follows: “The next justice...

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  • February 18, 2018
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