Tag: defending

Meghan McCain Just Compared Trump to the Founding Fathers While Defending Mistress Payout

This is a stretch. The office and residences of Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen were raided Monday, as investigators probe possible illegal behavior including possible illegal campaign donations. But Trump defender Meghan McCain and other Republicans are seeking to spin this topic into morality—so as to excuse the president’s immoral behavior. “In 1791, Alexander Hamilton paid …

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France Puts the U.S. to Shame With its New Proposed Legislation Defending Women

France's gender equality minister wants harassers to pay up on the spot. A new bill that could be voted into law by the French parliament makes a bold move to fight sexual harassment, hitting men where it hurts most—their wallets. Marlène Schiappa, the French gender equality minister (note the disparity between the U.S. and France, …

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A New Alliance Is Defending Traditional Territories in the Amazon

Click here for reuse options! A riverside community fights to protect their traditional lands from outside forces. One of the biggest challenges facing Indigenous and traditional communities fighting to defend their territories around the world is a lack of recognized maps and physical markers demarcating the boundaries of their rightful land. While no ironclad protection, …

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Christian Author Goes Down In Flames Defending Trump’s ‘Spiritual Voyage’

The whole "Morning Joe" team was at a loss for words. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough challenged the author of a “spiritual biography” of President Donald Trump to explain himself in a contentious interview. David Brody, the White House correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network, promoted his new ebook “The Faith of Donald Trump” during an appearance Tuesday on …

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Sessions finds a way to sink even lower—by not defending the institution he is charged with leading

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be on the wrong side of Donald Trump for all time after recusing himself from the Russia probe Trump so longs to destroy. Given that estrangement one might think he would at least feel free to protect the institution and employees he accepted the responsibility of leading at the Justice …

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Why the time-honored White House protest needs defending

I was first arrested at the White House when I was 10 years old. My hair was pulled off my face by a blue bandana. I drew a penguin on my sign and wrote: “Reagan: Give Kids A Chance to Live.” My brother, a year younger, was arrested too, along with the activist and pediatrician …

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Republican senator nearly gets laughed out of rural town hall for defending Trump

Republican senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley have been back home in Iowa to hold small town halls in rural areas, places they probably thought would be ‘safe spaces’ from angry voters. WRONG. The rural voters who turned out were not happy with Donald Trump and they unloaded on Ernst and Grassley. In one particularly embarrassing …

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Don Lemon Cuts Mic After Guest Insults Him On-Air While Defending Trump

Click here for reuse options! “I’ll be damned if I’m going to let you sit here and insult me,” the host said. During a discussion about President Donald Trump's racist “sh*thole countries” remarks, conservative radio host John Fredericks decided it would be a good time to make racially charged remarks against CNN host Don Lemon. …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Humiliates Herself Defending the Trump Administration’s ‘Diversity’

Click here for reuse options! Omarosa's departure leaves a single African American in the president's Cabinet. NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker had an incredibly easy question following the downfall of Omarosa Manigault-Newman. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders couldn't answer it. Welker wanted to know how many African-American senior staffers work for President …

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Here are Some Indisputable Facts Anyone Defending Trump Following Flynn’s Plea Deal Won’t Like Seeing

While there are several ways Donald Trump could try to spin the news that Michael Flynn has agreed to a plea deal with the FBI, I think what they’re going to ultimately do is try to paint the… {Click on the title to continue reading this post} Forward Progressives