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Jan 20

If Democrats think Trump is an authoritarian, why don’t they treat him like one? | Corey Robin

There is a wide gap between words and deeds in American politics – on both sides of the aisle, notes Corey Robin You’d think that Democrats in Congress would jump at the opportunity to impose a constraint on Donald Trump’s presidency – one that liberals and Democrats alike have characterized as authoritarian. Apparently, that’s not …

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Jan 20

Trump’s fallen aides, from Bannon to the Mooch: where are they now?

In the span of a year, a number of key players departed the young Trump administration – and for some, the future is uncertain If Donald Trump’s first year in the White House played out like reality television, it was due in part to a rotating cast of characters competing for the president’s ear – …

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Jan 20

With government shutdown, Republicans reap what they sow

It takes a special type of hypocrite to accuse your opponents of hypocrisy for following in your footsteps Today’s Republican party is built on principle. As a matter of principle, the GOP believes it is the only party that can shut down government as a negotiating tactic. The Democrats’ job is to keep that government …

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Jan 19

A Heartbreaking New Study Shows What Happens to Women After They Are Denied Abortions

There are a multitude of reasons why women get abortions. Maybe they already have children and can’t imagine being able to care for another one. They may not have a supportive partner and don’t want to be a single mother. They may be still in high school or simply don’t want a child. But research has shown that the most …

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Jan 18

All They Want For Christmas Is No New Tax Bill

More than half of all Americans oppose the tax bill. Regardless, Republicans in Congress are rushing to reconcile and vote on the legislation this week. The bill is packed with billions of dollars of tax cuts for wealthy donors and corporations, and promises to raise the deficit by more than $ 1 trillion. Sarah Jaffe …

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Jan 18

The Simple Truth: Republicans Are Upset Trump’s Exposing Them for How Truly Awful They Are

While I’ve been disgusted by many of the things Donald Trump has said or done, even left momentarily speechless at times, I’ve never really been shocked by anything I’ve seen or… {Click on the title to continue reading this post} Forward Progressives

Jan 16

Trump’s fake ‘Fake News Awards’ could violate ethics rules … if they even happen

Donald Trump has already postponed his “Fake Media Awards” once so we’re all waiting with bated breath … to find out if he’ll postpone them again. The current plan is that on Wednesday Trump will repackage his usual anti-media ranting as “awards” to news organizations that report things he doesn’t like. It’s nearly Wednesday, and no word from the …

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Jan 13

Cartoon: They have put down roots

Anti-immigrant xenophobe White House resident Donald Trump happily allowed the Temporary Protected Status of 200, 000 Salvadorans to expire in 18 months. These people fled their earthquake ravaged country, and were legally allowed to stay for 17 years. Now the cruel meathead in D.C. has decided to send them and Haitians back, regardless of the …

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Jan 12

Republicans want Democrats to shut up about Trump’s closed-door comments, just like they do

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin had the guts to stare the vile comments of a sitting pr*sident in the face and go on the record with them because they were simply too revealing to keep hidden from the American people. Republicans, on the other hand, have made a studied practice of whispering about Donald Trump’s mental lapses, …

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Jan 12

So now Donald Trump likes earmarks, even if he’s not sure what they are

The thing you need to remember about Donald Trump’s new passion for congressional earmarks, delivered in a now-predictably bizarre aside during what was in theory a meeting about immigration policy, is that Donald Trump has no goddamn opinion whatsoever on congressional earmarks and likely does not know what they are. “You know, our system lends itself …

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