Trump's pathetic, equivocating reaction to the tragedy in Charlottesville over the weekend drew widespread condemnation from the left and right. How could the president of the United States not strongly condemn a neo-Nazi rally that culminated in the murder of a peaceful protester? After days of criticism, Trump gritted his teeth on Monday and read a prepared statement … [Read more...] about White Supremacists Have Found Their Vessel
Long before just about anyone gave Donald Trump a legitimate chance of becoming president of the United States, Jeffrey Lord was making near daily appearances on CNN, cheering on Donald Trump's candidacy. Lord has been a constant presence on CNN ever since the earliest days of Trump's campaign, shilling for Trump's agenda and excusing his increasingly outlandish behavior. On … [Read more...] about CNN’s Pro-Trump Cheerleader Fired For Nazi Salute
The Trump administration's antipathy towards journalists, the media, and the First Amendment has been evident since his first days in office. Hardly a week (day? hour?) goes by without Trump or one of his surrogates attacking the legitimacy of the media, decrying any story critical of his failings as "fake news." Now, in a chilling attack on the First Amendment, Trump lackey … [Read more...] about DOJ Issues Chilling Warning to Journalists
Donald Trump has never been particularly popular among the American electorate. After all, he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by millions of votes - a fact he still, nine months later, cannot seem to get over. Now, a Quinnipiac Poll released on Wednesday shows that Trump's polling numbers have cratered to new lows - even among his base demographics. From Quinnipiac: … [Read more...] about Poll: Trump a ‘Profound Embarrassment’; White Voters Jumping Ship
In an enormous victory for progressives, Representative Jason Chaffetz, the hyper-partisan chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced on Wednesday his intention to leave Congress at the end of his term in 2018. His announcement shocked Washington, as he was long viewed as one of the most ambitious politicians in the Republican party. Though Chaffetz did not … [Read more...] about Big Win for Resistance: Chaffetz Succumbs To Pressure, Quitting Congress
Neil Gorsuch, Trump's nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, needs sixty votes in the Senate to be confirmed to our nation's highest court. On Sunday, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told NBC's Meet the Press that he is confident Gorsuch does not have the backing of the requisite 60 votes. From NBC News: "As the Senate gears up to … [Read more...] about Schumer Predicts Dems Will Block Trump’s Stolen Supreme Court Pick.
Donald Trump's election was celebrated by racist organizations, white nationalists, and the "alt-right". Trump's rhetoric frequently veered near, and sometimes clearly crossed, the line between provocative and outright racist. Many have hoped that Trump's supporters voted for him not because of these troubling statements, but in spite of it. Now, a new poll indicates that, … [Read more...] about Poll: Majority of Republicans Hold Racist Views of African Americans
It seems that every day, a new bombshell revelation is reported about the ties - and possible collusion - between Donald Trump, his closest advisers, and Russia. For example, just yesterday it was revealed that Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, met with executives of a Russian bank that was subject to U.S. sanctions. Of all the Russia-related stories that … [Read more...] about Criminal Investigation Into Jeff Sessions Sought By Lawyers In Five States