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“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”  ―  Voltaire,
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"No wonder, in 2016 we got leadership not selected for competence but for deviousness. It seems acceptable that what’s incentivized in our system is spinning straight faced lies and propaganda and running cons that entrench the pathology of power"
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U.S. Freedoms Under Attack, Threatening Worldwide Domino Effect, Report Says
U.S. NEWS 02/05/2019 By Amy Russo
Part of the blame is being pinned on the Trump presidency. More

US national debt rises $2 trillion under tRUmp
January 4, 2019 By Lydia DePillis, CNN Business
The US national debt stood at $21.974 trillion at the end of 2018, more than $2 trillion higher than when President Donald Trump took office,  More
Dow plunges more than 650 points as president tRUmp blames Fed
By SOO YOUN Dec 24, 2018
It was the worst Christmas Eve trading session in U.S. history, experts said. More
Putin touts downfall of US as a global leader: ‘It’s almost done’
24 Dec 2018
In his annual public address before the nation, Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed that America’s global influence has come to end — a development he attributed in large part to Trump’s presidency. More
tRUmp Considering Son-In-Law Jared Kushner For Next Chief Of Staff
POLITICS 12/13/2018
Kushner and his wife Ivanka ― known derisively by White House critics as “Javanka” ― face considerable opposition from both inside and outside the West Wing because of concerns about nepotism as well as worries about Kushner’s judgment. More

We Are Governed By Monsters Now
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE DEC 14, 2018
The tRUmp administration's cruelty is not just deliberate. It is casual. According to CBP records, a girl and her father were taken into custody about 10 p.m. Dec. 6 south of Lordsburg, N.M., More than eight hours later, the child began having seizures at 6:25 a.m., and later died. Once a child is in custody, the child's health and well-being became the responsibility of the United States government. It became the responsibility of the United States government to monitor her for any sign of exposure. (Although it's very hard reading this story not to remember this video of Border Patrol officers pouring out water left in the desert for migrants by church groups.) More
tRUmp reportedly flicked a folder and scattered papers in anger after his fiery debate with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer
David Choi News Reporter12/12/18
"It's like a manhood thing with him — as if manhood can be associated with him," Pelosi said, according to Politico. "This wall thing." More

tRUmp's heated meeting in the Oval Office
Source: CNN 12/11/18
CNN's Kaitlan Collins details President Trump's heated meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in the Oval Office. More

Republicans Around The Country Are Working To Declare Democrats Unconstitutional
POLITICS 12/08/2018
The lame-duck power grabs in Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina are part of a larger effort by Republicans to delegitimize any opponent. The GOP will use its power to enact last-minute laws to hurt Democratic constituencies and make it harder for Democrats to win power; if they somehow do, Republicans strip them of authority or prevent them from governing. More
Cohen sentencing, other key milestones set for court this week
Rachel Maddow Dec. 10, 2018
Rachel Maddow lists some of this week's significant court dates for key figures in the Trump-Russia scandal, including the sentencing of Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen. More

'We’re better than this': Ex-Republicanand hero pilot 'Sully' Sullenberger enters political fray
Jessica Sutherland Daily Kos Staff 2018/10/31
In every situation, but especially challenging ones, a leader sets the tone and must create an environment in which all can do their best. You get what you project. Whether it is calm and confidence — or fear, anger and hatred — people will respond in kind. Courage can be contagious.

Today, tragically, too many people in power are projecting the worst. Many are cowardly, complicit enablers, acting against the interests of the United States, our allies and democracy; encouraging extremists at home and emboldening our adversaries abroad; and threatening the livability of our planet. Many do not respect the offices they hold; they lack — or disregard — a basic knowledge of history, science and leadership; and they act impulsively, worsening a toxic political environment. More
Stevie Nicks, Jamal Khashoggi, My Daughter and That Fence in Seattle Behind Kobe Terrace Park
freewayblogger 2018/11/27
In Berkeley all the horror and bullshit return when I see Jamal’s still up but his name is crooked but still, not bad after two days. I can’t help thinking about Saudis and bonesaws and the grotesque parody of stupidity and evil we’re living under. More
trump era unique for violent extremists inspired by US president
RACHEL MADDOW Oct. 26, 2018
Rachel Maddow looks at the violent, racist, extremist groups that seek out street violence in the name of supporting Donald Trump, and wonders what will happen when Trump-inspired extremists collide with Trump-pressured law enforcement. More
trump Attacks Press As ‘True Enemy Of The People’ Days After Bomb Sent To CNN POLITICS 10/29/2018
“Fake News Must End!” the president tweeted amid bipartisan calls for him to tone down his rhetoric.
Lawmakers and commentators on both sides of the aisle have called on Trump to refrain from making divisive comments in the wake of last week’s mail bomb attacks on CNN and prominent Democrats, as well as the deadly mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. More

Man Arrested In Connection To Mail Bomb Probe. Suspect’s Van Appears To Be Covered In trump Stickers: NBC News By Guardians of Democracy Staff October 26, 2018
VICE News reports that the suspect’s white van parked outside an Auto Zone, “appears to be plastered with Trump stickers.” Investigators from the FBI, NYPD and U.S. Postal Service have since covered the van with a blue tarp. More

Christian TV Host Warns If Dems Gain Power In Midterms, They’ll Slaughter Christians And Burn Churches
By Guardians of Democracy October 25, 2018
End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles warned his followers that if Republicans lose control of Congress in the midterm elections, Democrats will move to slaughter thousands of Christians and burn their churches, reports Right Wing Watch. More

‘Get Ready To Blow Someone’s F**king Head Off’: Pro-trump Group Threatens To Kill Anyone Who Opposes President by Bruce White Oct 17, 2018
The Republican Party and Donald Trump have spent the past few weeks complaining that the left has unleashed a “mob rule” that is extremely violent, despite conducting non-violent protests. So what would they say when a far-right group starts threatening to kill anyone who doesn’t agree with their views? More
president trump says he has yet to visit troops overseas because he is 'very busy'
By RACHEL DESANTIS| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |OCT 17, 2018
“Veterans aren’t surprised Trump has no interest in going to war, after he used his wealth and elite connections to avoid the draft five times while working class people went in his place,” More
Fmr. prosecutor on trump mocking kavanaugh accuser: 'Who are we?' BRIAN WILLIAMS Oct.02.2018
MSNBC Legal Analyst Maya Wiley reacts to Pres. Trump attacking the testimony of Kavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a campaign rally in Mississippi. More
Flake: trump Should Have Been Disqualified for Questioning Obama's Birthplace
By Theodore Bunker    |   Monday, 01 October 2018
"I could never warm to the president,” Flake said at the Forbes Under 30 conference in Boston, Massachusetts. “Long before he ran, he talked about President Obama not being a citizen. I thought that itself is disqualifying. You cannot do that. And then talked about [late Arizona Republican Sen.] John McCain in a derogatory way. Then talked about Mexicans in a derogatory way. I just think that we've got to do better than that. We can’t refer to our opponents, political opponents on the other side of the aisle, as losers and clowns." More
Biden: Nation's Core Values at Risk in Midterms
By Brian Freeman    |   Sunday, 30 September 2018
Stressing that "the core values that built this nation are at risk," former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday said the upcoming midterm elections are “bigger than politics,” More

The World America Made—and trump Wants to Unmake
By ROBERT KAGAN September 28, 2018
 
The U.S.-led global order created peace and prosperity for millions. So why are the president’s critics teaming up with him to tear it apart? More
 

 
The Top 6 Revelations From donald trump’s Press Conference
By Eric Levitz@EricLevitz 9-27-18
For the first time in ages, the president of the United States held an extended, solo press conference on Wednesday. The back-and-forth lasted for more than hour, throughout which the leader of the free world spouted baffling non sequiturs and defamatory insults at a rate of roughly five times per second. More
Russian-linked donations to GOP Senators could explain their rush to confirm Kavanaugh
BYMIDDLEAMERICANDEMOCRATON SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
So, there is already proof out there that Russian-linked money (Blavatnik was born in the Soviet Ukraine and is a shareholder of a Russian aluminum company) made its way into the campaign funds of prominent GOP Senators like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham. And this is just what we know right now. More
How trump harms dream of US more than foreign foes
MORNING JOE Sep.11.2018
In his latest Washington Post column, Joe Scarborough reflects on the anniversary of 9/11, writing that Donald Trump 'has done more damage to the dream of America than any foreign adversary ever could.' More

White House search for opinion writer continues
MORNING JOE Sep.10.2018
The White House search for the anonymous writer of the now notorious New York Times opinion column continues, with Trump calling for AG Sessions to investigate and saying the column amounts to treason. Kellyanne Conway also weighed in on the matter. More

NOBODY IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS PART OF ‘THE RESISTANCE’
By Peter Certo | September 12, 2018
They admit trump’s dangerous, but they’ll stick with him as long as he cuts billionaires’ taxes, deregulates corporations, and feeds the military-industrial complex. More

Majority believe trump isn't honest, polling shows
MORNING JOE Sep.11.2018
A new round of polling shows the president's approval rating hovering in the thirties, and his approval among Independents at just 31 percent. The panel digs into the numbers. More

Senior Trump Official Rips Administration In Anonymous Op-Ed
POLITICS 09/05/2018 By Lydia O’Connor
A secret “resistance” effort even considered invoking the 25th Amendment to get him out of office, an unnamed administration official wrote in The New York Times. It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t. More
Sen. Harris corners Kavanaugh, and then implies she’s got bombshell evidence against him
Walter Einenkel Daily Kos Staff Thursday September 06, 2018
The tenseness in the room reaches a peak, the audience begins to titter, and then Sen. Mike Lee—he, an enormous liar and windbag—tries to intervene and throw a towel over the sweating Kavanaugh. Protests erupt in the audience. More
Beto O'Rourke Addresses the President's Tweets
TheEllenShow Sep 5, 2018
In an exclusive interview, Congressman Beto O'Rourke sat down with Ellen and addressed the President's tweets, suggesting he'd be a "disaster for Texas." Plus, the Senate candidate talked about going viral with his speech defending NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. More
Republican John Kasich calls Trump the 'commander of the chaos'
Cuomo Prime Time 9-5-18
“It's like there's a tornado every day… when you have all that chaos how do you solve the biggest problems?… What I'm really concerned about, is that things aren't getting done. More
Democrats put focus on massive Republican cover-up of Supreme Court nominee's record
Joan McCarter Daily Kos Staff Tuesday September 04, 2018
That raised some key questions from Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin: "By what authority is this man holding back hundreds of thousands of documents from the American people? Who is he? Who is paying him?" The answer is that all the Republicans are paying him, and they're paying him to steal the Supreme Court for Trump. More
HA! Lightning Strikes White House Maybe God's Had Enough Too
ursulafaw Community Tuesday September 04, 2018
Perhaps not coincidentally, it happened the same day as Brett Kavanaugh’s warm reception in congress, plus Bob Woodward’s book is stirring up the pot to say the least: More
trump trillion-dollar-plus deficits are putting America on a path to fiscal ruin
Stan Collender,  Aug. 20, 2018
Though no one in Washington will admit it, our nation's finances are in deep trouble. Spending is up, revenue is down, and this will only get worse. More
trump suggests protesting should be illegal
Felicia Sonmez, The Washington Post Tuesday, September 4, 2018  
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has long derided the mainstream media as the "enemy of the people" and lashed out at NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem. On Tuesday, he took his attacks on free speech one step further, suggesting in an interview with a conservative news site that the act of protesting should be illegal. More
Sanders apologizes after falsely claiming trump created more jobs for African-Americans than Obama
STEPHANIE RUHLE Aug.15.2018
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders apologizes after falsely claiming that Trump has done more to create jobs for black Americans than former President Obama. More

Poll: Barack Obama Was the Greatest President of Our Lifetime
THE NATIONAL INTEREST JULY 11, 2018By Jonathan Chait@jonathanchait
Why have three decades of failed Republican presidencies and successful Democratic ones not left a deeper impression on the public? The split is especially stark when you break it down by age. For voters under the age of 38, Obama is the runaway choice as best president of their lifetime. As many of these voters name him as pick the next five presidents combined: More
trump isn't bothering to disguise his racism, declares himself world president of white people
Mark Sumner Daily Kos Staff Friday July 13, 2018
Trump isn’t bemoaning the idea of of illegal immigrants swarming across some European border. He’s attacking immigrants, pure and simple. Trump’s words here aren’t just shocking, they’re a direct lift from neo-Nazi white supremacist propaganda that paints migrants as “invaders” and white culture as under attack.  More
trump’s Most Humiliating Failure Yet As N. Korea Backs Out Of Nuclear Deal
SAT, JUL 7TH, 2018 BY JASON EASLEY
North Korea has made Trump look like an idiot on the world stage by showing no intention of getting rid of their nuclear program. More
The trump Organization Says It's 'Not Practical' to Comply With the Emoluments Clause
POLITICS RUSSELL BERMAN MAY 24, 2017
The president’s business tells lawmakers it is too difficult to track all its foreign revenue in accordance with constitutional requirements, and it hasn’t asked Congress for a permission slip. More
Civility: The enemy of righteousness and justice, the weapon of the oppressor
Frank Vyan Walton Community Sunday July 01, 2018
And lo, we are in a time where thousands of migrant children have been kidnapped, stolen from their parent’s arms, and snatched away into waiting hands of strangers without benefit of being identified or tracked so that they can be eventually reunited with their loved ones. Those of us who are enraged by seeing this done with our tax dollars and with our name (America) attached to it have resorted to loud methods of public protest, public outcry, and direct confrontation with the architects of these inhumane crimes, only to be told that we are too “uncivil.”  More
London Mayor Allows ‘Trump Baby’ Balloon for President’s Trip to U.K.
By Ceylan Yeginsu NYT July 6, 2018
LONDON — A week before President Trump’s working visit to Britain, the mayor of London has allowed an additional participant in the city’s welcome reception: a giant orange balloon of the president depicted as a baby in a diaper. More
For Americans, it's past time to recognize that this president has transformed "America First" into "America Alone," and that this is the last place a great and powerful nation wants to be."

donald trump 'shocked' that people listened to him call journalists treasonous disgusting scumbags
Mark Sumner Daily Kos Staff Friday June 29, 2018

At his rallies, he has not just caged journalists, but encouraged his followers to demonstrate their hatred. The attacks on journalists began while Trump was campaigning, and they have not slowed down. Reporters have been subject to not just Trump’s daily verbal attacks, but physical assault and frequent death threats. More
The Billionaire Class is Not Fit to Rule – Paul Jay
June 26, 2018 a commentary by TRNN’s Senior Editor.
The ruling elites are creating a world where the majority of people suffer the consequences of the climate crisis and massive unemployment while the super-rich use artificial intelligence to save themselves –  More
 
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