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Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.
Alt-Right Troll Chuck C. Johnson Is 'Working Behind the Scenes' to Vet Donald Trump's Cabinet Picks: Report
Posted on: Jan 10, 2017, Source: Salon
Forbes confirmed Johnson—banned from Twitter 25 times—carries at least some amount of weight in the transition.
Donald Trump Rang in the New Year With a Convicted Felon and Dubai Billionaire
Posted on: Jan 3, 2017, Source: Salon
Recently released video shows Trump stumping while, to his left, Joseph "Joey No Socks" Cinque cheers him on.
Donald Trump’s New D.C. Hotel Ranks Really Badly, According to Luxury Travel Site
Posted on: Dec 24, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump's hotel is the third-worst luxury spot of the year, according to Luxury Travel Intelligence.
Trump's Impending Arrival in Washington Is Forcing Residents to 'Rethink Their Lives'
Posted on: Dec 21, 2016, Source: Salon
D.C.-area psychotherapists say the thought of Trump's looming presidency is provoking some existential questions.
Donald Trump’s Daughter, Ivanka Trump: Our Next First Lady?
Posted on: Dec 18, 2016, Source: Salon
Since Melania doesn't seem to want the gig, Ivanka is rumored to be moving into her office.
Kellyanne Conway Should Check Donald Trump's Twitter History Before Telling Democrats to Stop Talking About the Russia Hacks
Posted on: Dec 17, 2016, Source: Salon
Conway suggested Barack Obama is to blame for beating a horse that Donald Trump has long since killed.
Texas Official Defends Deranged Facebook Posts: 'I'm Not a News Source'
Posted on: Dec 9, 2016, Source: Salon
Sid Miller has no regrets about posting a doctored image of President Obama
Donald Trump's Labor Secretary Pick Andy Puzder, Who Makes 300 Times His Employees, Opposes Minimum Wage Hike
Posted on: Dec 8, 2016, Source: Salon
"Does it really help if Sally makes $3 more an hour if Suzie has no job?" Puzder argued in a March interview.
Why the Kochs Are Lovin' Trump's Cabinet Picks
Posted on: Nov 29, 2016, Source: Salon
For all his talk about draining the swamp, there sure will be a lot of Koch confidants in Trump's Cabinet.
Housing Secretary Frontrunner Ben Carson Recently Called Fair Housing 'Communist'
Posted on: Nov 28, 2016, Source: Salon
Carson would likely ax an amendment to the Fair Housing Act and "other mandated social-engineering schemes."
Why on Earth Did Donald Trump Tap Ben Carson for HUD Secretary?
Posted on: Nov 24, 2016, Source: Salon
And what Michael Scott can tell us about the president-elect's thought process during this transition period.
Sanders Kicks off Controversy Over Identity Politics in the Democratic Party
Posted on: Nov 23, 2016, Source: Salon
Sanders wasn't suggesting Democrats "ditch" identity politics or separate class from race, but rather the opposite.
The Alt-Right Is Spouting White Nationalism and Doing Hitler Salutes in Washington, D.C.—but Dressed Nicely, so Let's Take Its Members Seriously!
Posted on: Nov 21, 2016, Source: Salon
Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer is "dapper" first and a virulent racist second, say media reports.
How Jared Kushner, Like Donald Trump, Used His Rich, Privileged Upbringing to Get to the White House
Posted on: Nov 17, 2016, Source: Salon
There's an unqualified rich kid about to have unimaginable political influence—and his name isn't Trump.
Michael Moore Wants to Lead an Anti-Donald Trump Resistance 'That Will Dwarf Occupy Wall Street'
Posted on: Nov 12, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump, he argued, "doesn't have any ideology; the only thing he believes in is Donald Trump."
In Donald Trump's Cabinet From Hell, Corporatism and Cronyism Run Rampant—and Sarah Palin May Be There, Too
Posted on: Nov 9, 2016, Source: Salon
The people whose names you don't recognize are as bad as or worse than those whose names you're sick of hearing.
Man Arrested After Dumping a Pile of Manure in Front of Democratic Party Headquarters in Ohio
Posted on: Nov 1, 2016, Source: Salon
Despite the stench, Warren County Democrats' October surprise could prove to be a blessing in disguise.
Donald Trump's Kids' Big Money Surprise
Posted on: Oct 28, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump's children aren't donating to dad, who's not donating to the RNC — or his campaign!
John Oliver Blasts Pharma's Role in U.S. Opioid Epidemic: 'This Is Happening Everywhere'
Posted on: Oct 24, 2016, Source: Salon
"Some towns have been devastated," Oliver warned.
Fox Business Host Lou Dobbs Tweets Phone Number and Address of Donald Trump Sexual Assault Accuser
Posted on: Oct 14, 2016, Source: Salon
He has since apologized, but the damage has been done.
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