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Donald Trump Thinks He Can Save GOP in the Midterms 17.8.2018
Trump forecasts a “red wave,” while some Republicans think impeachment might be salvation. They’re both wrong.

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Midterms Looking Good For Democrats 16.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
New Generic Congressional Ballot polls have good news for Democrats.
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Why GOP Sees Trump/Russia as Whitewater More Than Watergate: 'BradCast' 8/14/2018 15.8.2018 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: Our long 'Digby' drought is finally over! [Audio link to show follows below.] But, first up today, an update on the ongoing counting from (and fights over) last week's incredibly close GOP gubernatorial primary in Kansas between Sec. of State Kris Kobach and Gov. Jeff Colyer, who is ...
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For Republicans, the Mueller Probe Isn’t Watergate: It’s Ken Starr in Reverse 13.8.2018
Republicans assume that all scandal investigations are political weapons: And seriously, they ought to know.

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What Is Insider Trading, the Crime Rep. Chris Collins Was Charged With? 12.8.2018
People sharing nonpublic information about a company for personal gain is illegal, but commonplace.

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For Missouri Unions, the Battle Is Far From Over 10.8.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) On August 7, 2018, Missouri voters rejected the state's "right to work" law by a margin of 2 to 1. trickle-downers.jpg Missouri unions will have little time to catch their breath after their decisive victory at the ballot box on Tuesday. By a 2-to-1 margin, voters in the Show Me State rejected a “right to work” law that would have allowed both public- and private-sector workers in unionized workplaces to opt out of paying dues to the unions that would still be required to bargain contracts for them and represent them in disputes with management. Similar “right to work” legislation has led to significant drops in union revenues and rolls in states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. Missouri Republicans had for decades pushed for the law, and finally got their chance after the 2016 election of former Governor Eric Greitens, who was forced to resign in June amid a months-long scandal and felony charges. The ballot initiative would have made Missouri the country’s 28th “right to ...
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Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.
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An Updated Russia Scandal Q&A: Can Trump & The Forces Of Evil Stop Maximum Bob? 9.8.2018 The Moderate Voice

(PORTIONS OF THIS POST WERE ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN MAY 2018) It has been 15 months since Robert Mueller was named special counsel and took over the Russia election interference investigation begun by ousted FBI Director Jim Comey. What does Mueller have to show for his labors? Will the powerful Forces of Evil lined up behind […]

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Laura Ingraham Whines About 'Demographic Change,' Twitter Responds 9.8.2018 Crooks Liars
Laura Ingraham, speaking entirely in code, makes it clear how she feels about immigrants: "The America we know and love doesn't exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don't like ... this is related to both illegal and legal immigration." If Laura Ingraham didn't have 30 years of being awful behind her, I'd almost feel sorry for her. She has virtually no advertisers left, and just think of all the stories she CAN'T talk about on her nightly show: ...Republican congressman getting arrested... ...Republican campaign manager on trial for tax evasion... ...Republican Commerce Secretary being sued for stealing $120 million ...and every day the blue wave and Mueller indictments get closer. If any one involved in a similar set of scandals were Democrats, she'd run her full hour commercial-free with a flaming banner screaming about the corruption. But instead she must distract, and on Fox News, that ...
Matt Miller: 'The White House Has The Highest Crime Rate' Of Any Neighborhood In D.C. 9.8.2018 Crooks Liars
Joe Scarborough said today there was "such a culture of corruption there. Somebody yesterday said that (Chris) Collins had to feel picked on when you had Wilbur Ross, in their words, doing insider trading at a pace the guy thought he only had two weeks to live" and reminded viewers "the fish rots from the head." "I think Joe hit the nail on the head when he called it a culture of corruption," Matt Miller said. "Democrats have the ability now to make this case that there is this culture that starts at the top with Donald Trump and starts with his family members and kind of pervasive throughout his administration and also the Treasury secretary on government planes, under inspector general investigations and now moving it over to a member of congress. "The problem for other members of Congress -- this is not to say every Republican member of Congress is corrupt, of course not. But everyone is allowing this to go unchecked. No one in a leadership position, no one on the Hill is saying we need to stop it and ...
Republican Congressman Chris Collins Arrested 8.8.2018 Crooks Liars
The indictment relates to "securities of Innate Immunotherapeutics ... an Australian biotechnology company on whose board of directors Christopher Collins served," the DOJ said. Collins was one of Trump's first backers in Congress. This story has just broke and will be updated. Update #1: The indictment can be viewed in full here . Update #2 As mentioned above, Collins was the first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump as President. Here's video of that ...
Neoliberal Fascism and the Echoes of History 8.8.2018
The nightmares that have shaped the past and await return are poised to wreak havoc on us again.

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The Comical Myth Of Abraham Lincoln Trump 8.8.2018 Crooks Liars
If nothing else, Donald Trump is one of a kind occupant of the Oval Office. His jaw-dropping corruption, staggering incompetence, mind-numbing policy ignorance, puerile penchant for payback and unprecedented deceit put the Trump presidency in a class by itself. Nevertheless, Trump’s courtiers, sycophants and water-carriers have tried to elevate his leadership to a place among the greatest figures in human history. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. was not alone in comparing Donald Trump to King David , who “may have committed adultery and arranged the death of his mistress’s husband in battle, but despite these considerable failings he had still retained the full favor of God.” After Trump announced his decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Benjamin Netanyahu joined American evangelicals in proclaiming Trump a 21st century version of Persian King Cyrus , who 2,500 years earlier “proclaimed that the Jewish exiles in Babylon can come back and rebuild our temple in ...
Are We There Yet? Why The Trump-Mueller Standoff Will Lead To A Very Big Kaboom 8.8.2018 The Moderate Voice

A speeding drunk driver plows into a crowded school bus, but the drunk’s lawyers tell investigators he won’t agree to an interview if it includes questions about the accident. That incredibly — if not surprisingly — is where we find ourselves nearly a year after Donald Trump launched a vicious circle of denunciations of Robert […]

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David Jolly Asserts 'It's The Final Chapter In The Gaslighting Of The Trump Base' 5.8.2018 Crooks Liars
Seeing as Tweety-Trump just essentially confessed to conspiracy and obstruction on this bright, sunny morning, actual smart people on AM Joy had a few things to say about the development. Of the NeverTrump Republicans who have consistently called out Donnie's BS, former congressman David Jolly has been one of the loudest and most damning. True to form, he did not shy away from using any of the language the most progressive and liberal truth tellers use when describing the depth of corruption and abuse going on at the highest levels of government. Reid asked him what we can expect by way of reaction from Republicans to this latest round of unhinged tweets. His reply: Sure, it's the final chapter in the gaslighting of the Trump base and the Republican Party. You will see no reaction from the Republican Party in this case. Joy, look at what just happened from the historical and political perspective. That tweet. In that tweet, the president of the United States says, "MY son, during MY presidential ...
Did the National Archives Throw a Wrench Into Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation? 3.8.2018
The GOP-controlled Senate is hoping to push through Kavanaugh’s confirmation before November’s midterm elections.

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Emails: Lawyer who met Trump Jr. tied to Russian officials 27.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump's presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press.
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Amid Athlete Scandal, Jim Jordan Announces He Wants To Be House Speaker 26.7.2018 Crooks Liars
Rep. Jim Jordan, who is in the middle of a sexual abuse wrestling scandal during his days coaching at OSU, formerly announced if R's keep the House, he wants to be Speaker. This is one of the worst kept secrets in politics. I guess he believes his Freedom Caucus bubble is strong enough to protect him. The news broke during Fox News' Outnumbered. Harris Faulkner read his statement on-air. She said, "Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to the House of Representatives. President Trump has taken bold action on behalf of the American people." She continued, "Congress has not held up its end of the deal, but we can change that. It’s time to do what we said.” Lisa Boothe said ultimately it will be someone like Kevin McCarthy or Scalise. After my friend Lisa Marshall brought up Jordan's wrestlers scandal as the "elephant in the room," Dagen McDowell made the point that if the Ohio Congressman did run, ...
Resurgent Political Authoritarianism: An Interview With Noam Chomsky 25.7.2018
Countering authoritarianism will take carefully honed education, organizing and activism, Chomsky says.

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Socialism Or Bribes? Trump Finds $12 Billion To Buy Off Rural America 25.7.2018 Crooks Liars
Trump's trade wars have brought misery to the nation's farmers, particularly in the Midwest, where their profits have taken a dive and meat is being warehoused rather than shipped. While the trade wars are terrible for farmers, they're not the only ones taking a hit. For every tariff Trump imposes, China, Canada and the EU apply their own, creating pain in nearly every industry there is. But rural voters are Trump voters, so he decided to take care of them first. New York Times : The aid to farmers, announced by the United States Department of Agriculture, will come through a direct assistance program, one designed to help with food purchase and distribution and one specifically geared toward promoting trade. The move is an indication that Mr. Trump — ignoring the concerns of farmers, their representatives in Congress, and even some of his own aides about the adverse consequences of a trade war he says he relishes — plans to plow forward in escalating his tariff tit-for-tat around the world. “The actions ...
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