Category Archives: Politics

Cartoon: Who's the extremist?

It’s always interesting to hear NRA-types talk about how they need an arsenal of guns and assault weapons in order to protect themselves from the government or foreign extremists. No other developed country in the world experiences mass shootings at … Continue reading

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Trump Is Throwing Himself A Pity Party And Blaming Obama For Russia Scandal

Trump spent President’s Day in self-pity and trying to blame the former president, Barack Obama, for his Russia scandal. First Trump wanted America to reflect on President’s Day: Have a great, but very reflective, President’s Day! — Donald J. Trump … Continue reading

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Trump needs to ask Mitch McConnell why President Obama didn't do something about Russia meddling

So Trump is off the golf course now, where he spent the morning working off some of the rage that fueled his bizarre weekend of garbled tweets. But not all of that anger was left on the green. You can see he … Continue reading

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In face of GOP congressional inaction, states weighing vital protections for DACA and TPS recipients

Campaign Action Donald Trump blames everyone but himself for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last September, and has now sabotaged the numerous bipartisan congressional proposals to fix it. But as Vox’s Dara Lind reports, “the fact is that Dreamers … Continue reading

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Russia looms large as U.S. election officials prep for 2018

Ten months before the United States votes in its first major election since the 2016 presidential contest, U.S. state election officials huddled in Washington this weekend to swap strategies on dealing with an uninvited guest: Russia. The post Russia looms … Continue reading

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As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma

Trump’s efforts to undermine the health law have widened the gap between those who get government aid and those who don’t, deepening resentments.

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In wake of Florida school murders, 9-year-olds in Missouri are raffling off an assault rifle

To be clear, in the wake of this nation’s most recent AR-15-assisted school murders, third graders in Neosho, Missouri, did not decide to hold a fundraising raffle awarding an AR-15 assault rifle to some lucky town citizen. It was the … Continue reading

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Failing Trump Ranks Dead Last In Expert Survey Of Presidential Greatness

The American Political Science Association released the annual presidential rankings, and this year, Trump finished dead last. Here are the top greatest presidents: Here are the bottom 5: Trump is the worst president in US history Trump is looking up … Continue reading

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Trump Edges Toward a Conventional Republican Approach, at Least on Policy

For all the ways President Trump has flouted the norms of his office, on policy he comes closer to other modern Republican presidents.

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Sickening: WH official tells Washington Post that mass shooting was a 'reprieve' from their scandals

The Trump White House has been faced with one scandal after another from the minute he took office. Last week was a particularly bad one. The adult film star he allegedly had an affair with said her $130,000 hush money agreement was null … Continue reading

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New Pennsylvania Voting Map Gives Democrats Everything They Wanted

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court unveiled the redrawn district map, and the result is a fairer map that will be great for Democrats in the Keystone State. Here is the new map: The new map is logical, geographical, and it makes … Continue reading

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Tax Overhaul Gains Public Support, Buoying Republicans

The upturn follows an aggressive advertising campaign by the party and coincides with an eroding Democratic lead in polls gauging midterm election prospects.

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Midday open thread: President's Day, the nuclear football and Stormy Daniels

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is Another particle blaster incident: What you missed on Sunday Kos … Celebrating the life my mom lived rather than the one we had hoped for her, by Kerry Eleveld How Republicans stole the Second Amendment, Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza … Continue reading

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Students Send A Message To Trump And The NRA With White House Die In

Students are fighting for their lives against gun violence, and to make sure that the NRA and Trump know that they aren’t going away, they are holding a die in at the White House. Video: 17 students hold a die … Continue reading

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While Trump golfs, survivors hit him for avoiding them, 'he's scared of us, doesn't want to face us'

Donald Trump did a whirlwind tour at a Florida hospital to meet with a small number of survivors and first responders of the Stoneman Douglas Highs School mass shooting before he headed back to Mar-a-Lago to spend the weekend partying at … Continue reading

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Report reveals the effects of legalized discrimination on LGBTQ people—and proves its illegality

Human Rights Watch has done it again, releasing on Monday an invaluable—and deeply troubling—report documenting the effects of so-called religious liberty laws that permit discrimination against LGBTQ people, among others. The researchers and authors behind the publication have made the effects … Continue reading

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For Black people, ‘Black Panther’ is a crucial viewing experience

A record number of moviegoers rushed into theaters over the weekend to be among the first to see the long-anticipated and much-ballyhooed Black Panther movie. I was one among them and I fully understand why we all felt drawn like … Continue reading

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Trump to hold 'school safety' meeting … right before speaking to the gun-huggers of CPAC

So Donald Trump is now supposedly on board with discussing and possibly revising a bill strengthening the federal gun background check system (believe that one when you see it) but the White House’s other plans for showing that Trump cares and … Continue reading

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Trump responds to Parkland massacre by announcing support for NRA-backed gun legislation

Days after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida resulted in the deaths of 17 people, President Trump has seemingly come around to the idea of strengthening the federal background check system. But if history is any indication, it’s probably too … Continue reading

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‘Black Panther’ Smashes Records With $218 Million at Holiday Weekend Box Office

“Black Panther” has demolished the record for the largest Presidents Day weekend, blowing past “Deadpool’s” 2016 mark of $152 million. Overall North American moviegoing for the four-day period should hit $300 million — far above the $278 million mark in … Continue reading

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