GOP Corruption

Hats off to Southwest Florida Congressman Francis Rooney for pressing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies to tell the public what it knows about the threat of toxic blue-green algae. Finally, a public official is focusing attention on our public-health crisis, particularly in Southwest Florida. The dead fish that piled […]

Our leaders like to talk about “American exceptionalism,” but America is not so exceptional when it comes to renewable energy. In fact, we are falling far behind. Countries all around the world are demonstrating that a transition away from fossil fuels is not only possible, but is a plausible, clean, and affordable path forward. Here’s […]

In mainstream American media, the political left is frequently portrayed as a nexus of intolerance and out-of-control partisanship. Writers like Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff write entire books warning that left-wing campus protest will undermine academia’s intellectual traditions of vigorous debate and fearless inquiry. The Atlanticran a report at the beginning of March identifying Boston’s liberal Suffolk County as the most […]

Republicans for the Rule of Law, a conservative group whose stated purpose is “defending the institutions of our republic,” will run an advertisement on Fox News over the weekend to urge GOP lawmakers to hold Trump accountable for the findings in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. […]

Last summer, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) not only expressed confidence in the outcome of the 2018 midterm elections, he also boasted about what he’d do if elevated to the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Near the top of the senator’s list of priorities: the Hillary Clinton email probe. Graham wasn’t kidding. Indeed, we were reminded yesterday that […]

On Sunday afternoon Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Congress noting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation “did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” The message also noted that Mueller could not exonerate President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice, but […]

This story was published in partnership with NBC News. INTRODUCTION Taxpayers are scrambling to make last-minute payments due to the Internal Revenue Service in just four days, but many of the country’s largest publicly-held corporations are doing better: They’ve reported they owe absolutely nothing on the billions of dollars in profits they earned last year. […]

Stephen Miller is winning. In recent days, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser for policy has overseen a purge of officials who were seen as insufficiently extreme on immigration. Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen was pushed out on Sunday. Two days earlier, Miller persuaded Trump to cut ties with Ronald Vitello, the president’s nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “Ron’s a […]

When Barr gave Congress detailed report of DOJ memo in 1989, he left out major portions. Here’s what he was hiding, writes Ryan Goodman. On Friday the thirteenth October 1989, by happenstance the same day as the “Black Friday” market crash, news leaked of a legal memo authored by William Barr. He was then serving as head […]

And on Capitol Hill, Democratic lawmakers grilled Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan Tuesday over the bank’s practices of predatory lending, misleading and defrauding customers, and its relationship to the NRA, private prisons and the fossil fuel industry. California congressmember and Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters called Wells Fargo “a recidivist financial institution.” After the hearing, she told […]

The president is counting on his loyalists to vote for him again despite all his broken promises to them. I’ve got the perfect slogan for President Trump’s reelection campaign: “Promises Made, Promises Not Kept, But I’m Betting My Voters Are Too Stupid to Notice.” Let’s take stock: Trump promised to build a wall along the […]

The Democratic measure would expand voting rights and crack down on gerrymandering and dark money. The House of Representatives on Friday passed the most significant democracy reform bill introduced in Congress since the Watergate era, by a vote of 234 to 193. The sweeping bill, known as HR1: the For the People Act,would massively expand voting […]

The defining political fact of our time is not polarization. It’s the thwarting of a largely unified public. We are told that America is divided and polarized as never before. Yet when it comes to many important areas of policy, that simply isn’t true. About 75 percent of Americans favor higher taxes for the ultrawealthy. The idea […]

The top Democrat on Senate Intelligence Committee says Trump campaign’s contact with Russians during 2016 was historically unprecedented. WASHINGTON — The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election said Sunday that lawmakers have found “enormous evidence” of possible collusion between President Trump’s orbit and Russians during that […]

The Triumphant Individual, the Benevolent Community, the Mob at the Gates, the Rot at the Top. Four narratives define America – true Americans must define them What’s the real American story? A film by Robert Reich and Jacob Kornbluth. Donald Trump has perfected the art of telling a fake story about America. The only way to […]

Maybe even more. WASHINGTON — Congressional investigators poring over the transcripts from Michael Cohen’s testimony say President Trump appears to have engaged in crimes — and they now have an astonishing number of leads to follow. By the time Cohen’s televised session before Congress wrapped up Wednesday, he’d provided testimony and evidence suggesting Trump may […]

A viral video of New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez using a “Corruption Game” to highlight the need for campaign finance reform during a House Oversight Committee hearing last Wednesday has become the most viewed video of any politician in Twitter history, according to a video analytics firm. On Monday, NowThis News Deputy Editor Jon Laurence tweeted […]

BY CHRISTINA ZHAO ON 3/2/19 AT 5:58 PM CNN national security analyst Samantha Vinograd on Saturday said President Donald Trump’s talk of preserving our “heritage” during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) made her feel “sick” and argued it was reminiscent of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Trump addressed the CPAC for more than two […]

New government data show that President Trump has failed to reach the 3 percent promised land for economic growth. KEY POINTS Throughout the 2016 campaign and since, the president and his party have vowed to kick-start tepid Obama-era economic growth. New government data show that Trump, too, has failed to reach the 3 percent promised […]

He also alleged that Trump knew in advance that WikiLeaks would be releasing hacked DNC emails. Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer, on Wednesday delivered devastating testimony against his former boss, branding him a “racist” and “con man” with a long record of lying to the American public. “I am ashamed […]

One image shows a blackface doll in Elizabeth Warren’s kitchen. Democrats are already feeling the effects of information warfare in the 2020 cycle. A calculated disinformation campaign is targeting the Twitter mentions of four prominent Democrats and 2020 contenders, and foreign actors are likely responsible for the attacks, according to a new report from Politico. The […]

The Manafort sentencing document from Robert Mueller paints a picture of a career criminal that Trump picked to chair his campaign. The Sentencing Doc Contained No Russia Bombshells But Painted a Damning Picture Read the sentencing document: 2-23-19 US Sentencing Memo … by on Scribd Video: Sarah Reese Jones ✔@PoliticusSarah The sentencing document shows Trump had a […]

The Pence-led group found no proof of widespread voter fraud, but seems unconcerned by actual Republican election fraud. The bipartisan North Carolina Board of Elections unanimously ordered a new election on Thursday in the unsettled North Carolina 9th Congressional District midterm race, after finding widespread election fraud by the campaign of Republican nominee and anti-LGBTQ […]

A string of previously unreported arrests illuminate a top administration lawyer’s hard-held beliefs—and unlawful past. One November afternoon in 1998, about 20 anti-abortion protestors gathered outside a minister’s home on a quiet, tree-lined street in a Madison, Wisconsin suburb. Among them was 23-year-old Matt Bowman, a recent college graduate who had come to town the […]

President Donald Trump now plans to build his border wall under the guise of a “national emergency.” The declaration, announced last Friday, will theoretically empower the president to divert $3.6 billion from military construction projects, $2.5 billion from federal counter-narcotics programs, and $ President Donald Trump now plans to build his border wall under the […]


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