Category Archives: Politics

Open thread for night owls. Ghosh and Scott: Russia's election interference is Digital Marketing 101

Dipayan Ghosh and Ben Scott at The Atlantic write—Russia’s Election Interference Is Digital Marketing 101: […] Consider two things. First: While the Russians created fake accounts to pose as Americans on social media and buy ads, the technologies they deployed … Continue reading

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Lawrence O’Donnell Crushes The Fox News Obama/Trump Hypocrisy

Lawrence O’Donnell asked a question that exposed Fox as not a news organization when he asked what would Fox News do if Obama used the same language as Trump? Video: @Lawrence asks how would Fox News react if Obama acted … Continue reading

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Trump Endorses Mitt Romney’s Run for Utah Senate Seat

Mr. Romney, who has publicly clashed with Mr. Trump in the past, has signaled he plans to serve as a check on the president if he is elected.

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Presidential rankings are in! Political scientists rate Trump as the worst in history, Obama soars

Campaign Action A leading association of political scientists have released the data from their most recent survey and a ratings-obsessed Donald Trump is not going to be happy. They detailed their findings in the New York Times: Since our previous survey in 2014, … Continue reading

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Virginia House backs Medicaid expansion, with a bad twist

Campaign Action The Virginia House has included a Medicaid expansion in its budget for the next year, though the Senate budget does not include it. That’s problem No. 1—they’re going to have to fight that one out. But there’s a … Continue reading

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New data shows Republicans on verge of falling to third-party status in California

On Friday, the office of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla posted updated voter registration statistics in advance of the state’s June 5 primary, and the data shows a continuation of the same bleak trend line for Golden State Republicans … Continue reading

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The new smear campaign against students who survived the Parkland massacre

Students who survived the gun massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have emerged as powerful advocates of gun control and fierce critics of the NRA. Now they are being targeted by a right-wing smear campaign. David Hogg, a senior at … Continue reading

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NY Daily News Trashes Trump For Golfing ‘Miles Away’ While Parkland Families Hold Funerals

With a photo of tomorrow’s cover, the NY Daily News tweeted out: “Remember that time [Donald Trump] tweeted about how it isn’t presidential to visit a golf course after a tragedy?” The post NY Daily News Trashes Trump For Golfing … Continue reading

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Update: Henry Montgomery won his Supreme Court case—but not his freedom

The Associated Press has reported that 71-year-old Henry Montgomery, whose appeal led the Supreme Court to ban mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles, has been denied parole. Montgomery has been incarcerated since age 17, when he shot sheriff’s deputy Charles Hurt.  A … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Jr. is making a 'foreign policy' speech in India—in between selling condos

If you missed it when Donald Trump Jr. was made an official ambassador of the United States … you didn’t miss it. Because it didn’t happen. But that’s not stopping Son-of-Trump from delivering what is being billed as “a foreign policy speech” in … Continue reading

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Former Watergate Prosecutor Calls Trump’s Refusal To Punish Russia An ‘Impeachable Offense’

“I would say is that this is an impeachable offense because Donald Trump has not lived up to his constitutional duty to protect America. And we have a real threat to democracy with the interference in our elections.” The post … Continue reading

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Rob Porter’s Charisma and Ambition Disguised Flare-ups of Anger

The White House aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal that engulfed the White House was known for his ambition at Harvard and on Capitol Hill.

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Tillerson on North Korea: 'We don't know precisely how much time is left' until the bombing starts

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is, allegedly, one of the grownups in the administration. He also plainly doesn’t know what the hell he is doing, is gleefully sabotaged by Donald Trump at every turn, is handcuffed by a White House … Continue reading

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Chris Matthews Hammers Trump For Going ‘AWOL’ While High Schoolers Show More Leadership On Guns

Donald Trump refuses to take action to prevent gun violence in America. In his absence, high school students who survived last week’s shooting are stepping up to the plate. The post Chris Matthews Hammers Trump For Going ‘AWOL’ While High … Continue reading

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Conservatives push Trump to pardon—this whole Russia thing is just 'cruel'

Some whack job conservatives feel really bad for the four former members of Team Trump who have been indicted and are increasingly calling on the Don to issue presidential pardons to Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. Politico … Continue reading

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Rick Gates prepares to plead guilty … but what does Mueller get?

Former Trump aide Rick Gates is charged with 12 counts that include lying to the FBI, failing to register as a foreign agent, money laundering, and … PAUL J. MANAFORT, JR., and RICHARD W. GATES III, together with others, knowingly and intentionally … Continue reading

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Robert Mueller Bulldozes Trump’s Red Line By Investigating Jared Kushner For Financial Crimes

Robert Mueller has gone exactly where Trump didn’t want him to go. The Special Counsel is investigating Trump son in law Jared Kushner for financial crimes. CNN reported, “Special counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his … Continue reading

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Fourth Circuit: It's not okay to handcuff school children, but go ahead and do it anyway

Two girls got into a fight on the school bus on their way to East Salisbury Elementary School in Salisbury, Maryland. The bus driver suspended them both from the bus for three days, but the school decided more was needed. … Continue reading

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Trump aides were trying to 'move on' from Porter scandal even before shooting offered a 'reprieve'

Seventeen people killed in a school shooting was good news for the Donald Trump White House after a week of bad headlines, leaking, and infighting over how former staff secretary Rob Porter was allowed to keep his job despite a … Continue reading

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As Children Were Dying In Parkland, The White House Was Relieved That The Rob Porter Heat Was Off Them

The White House admits that they used the Parkland school shooting as an excuse to cancel press briefings and a distraction away from the Rob Porter scandal. The Washington Post reported: Press staffers cited the tragedy as a reason to … Continue reading

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