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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

CNN's Bolduan Corners Pro-Kavanaugh Activist After She Calls Assault Allegation 'Boorish Horseplay'

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

“I don’t think anywhere in there she’s saying this boorish horseplay at all in her letter."

'Death Warrant': Here's Why Trump Thinks Failing to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh Would End His Presidency

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

For Trump, the fight to confirm a second Supreme Court justice has bigger stakes even than his opponents realize.

Intel Officials Are Stunned by Trump’s ‘Truly Damaging’ Declassification Order: MSNBC National Security Reporter

By Brendan Skwire, Raw Story

Donald Trump is “helping to fuel what’s essentially a conspiracy theory."

Here's Why White Nationalists Love Tucker Carlson — and Other Startling Discoveries From the Belly of the Racist Far Right

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Pulitzer Prize-winner Eli Saslow’s new book “Rising Out of Hatred” follows the crown prince of Stormfront on his journey out of racism

All-Male Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans Schedule Hearing for Kavanaugh Accuser – There’s Just One Major Problem

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

You know what they say about assumptions.

Are Today’s White Kids Really Less Racist than Their Grandparents?

By Margaret Hagerman, The Conversation

Is it true that each new generation of white people will be more open-minded and tolerant than previous ones?

GOP Candidate Told Anti-Muslim Hate Group America Should Not 'Provide Entitlements' to Refugees

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Yet another past speech to an extremist group is coming back to haunt Rep. Ron DeSantis.

Weak and Predictable Emmy Awards Fails to Solve Its Diversity Problem

By Melanie McFarland, Salon

The 70th Emmys opened by citing strides in diversity, and ended with a mostly white winners slate

Reefer Madness: Republicans Are Playing Dirty in Their Bid to Stop this Red State Marijuana Law

By Phillip Smith, Independent Media Institute

North Dakota's GOP-led Health Department comes up with a wildly dishonest cost estimate, and its GOP legislators approve it.

These Two Democratic Senate Candidates Are Already Blowing Past Expectations for November — And That's Very Bad News for Trump

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and former Gov. Phil Bredesen are in the lead for Senate, and bolstering Democratic chances of retaking the chamber.

Desperate Ted Cruz Launches Absurd Attack on Beto O'Rourke: He's 'Going to Ban Barbecue Across the State of Texas'

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Cruz's attacks on his opponent are getting dumber and dumber.

Monday, September 17, 2018

These Two Democratic Senate Candidates Are Already Blowing Past Expectations for November — And That's Very Bad News for Trump

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and former Gov. Phil Bredesen are in the lead for Senate, and bolstering Democratic chances of retaking the chamber.

Desperate Ted Cruz Launches Absurd Attack on Beto O'Rourke: He's 'Going to Ban Barbecue Across the State of Texas'

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Cruz's attacks on his opponent are getting dumber and dumber.

Texas Border Patrol Agent Accused of 'Serial Killing Spree' in Laredo

By Marissa Evans, JuIián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune

Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, has been accused of killing four women.

The Long-Rumored Donald Trump Tapes from 'The Apprentice' Have Been 'Handed Over' to Ronan Farrow: Report

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

The news came out during a scuffle between producer Mark Burnett and actor Tom Arnold.

Free Press Advocates Are Alarmed by the US Government's 'Terrifying' — And Secret — Rules for Spying on Journalists

By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams

"It makes me wonder, what other rules are out there, and how have these rules been applied?"

Trump's Presidency May Be His Biggest Heist Yet — Here's Why It Might Be on the Verge of Collapse

By Nomi Prins, Tom Dispatch

What happens when you go down the financial rabbit hole with President Trump?

The GOP Isn't Even Trying to Hide It's Cruel Plan to Shred the Country's Most Popular Government Programs

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

When Republicans say what they want to do, we should believe them.

Whoops! Indicted Pro-Trump Congressman Will Run For Another Term After All

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Rep. Chris Collins said he would not seek another term after he was indicted for insider trading. Now he changed his mind.

Trump Launches New Desperate Attack on the Russia Probe as His Administration Is Engulfed in Scandal

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump declassified a range of documents in the ongoing investigation.

Trump Blasts Reporter Who Asks If Kavanaugh Will Withdraw: 'What a Ridiculous Question'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Kavanaugh's nomination is now under serious threat after a troubling allegation emerged.

President Trump Claims His Favorability Would Be Much Higher if Not for the Mueller Probe: Here Are 5 Reasons Why That Isn't True

By Alex Henderson, AlteNet

On Twitter, Trump posted, “While my (our) poll numbers are good, with the Economy being the best ever, if it weren’t for the Rigged Russian Witch Hunt, they would be 25 points higher!"

Here Are 8 Conservatives, Centrists and Neoliberals Who Oppose Trump — But Aren't Part of the Left’s Progressive Movement

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

Even people who think the GOP has the right policies think Trump is a disaster.

The 'War on Terror' Has Utterly Failed — Global Terrorism Has Dramatically Increased Since 9/11

By Jon Queally, Common Dreams

Since 9/11, the regions where the U.S. military has been most active—countries in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia—have seen a five-fold increase in violent attacks

These Conservatives Have Already Begun a Disgusting Smear Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

It's a blatantly partisan attack campaign designed to protect male privilege.

Rape Culture: Prominent Conservatives Rush to the Defense of Brett Kavanaugh in Wake of Sexual Assault Allegation

By Taylor Link, Salon

Prominent conservatives and right-wing pundits have been up in arms over the revelation.

Are Today’s White Kids Less Racist Than Their Grandparents?

By , The Conversation

Each new generation of white people, the thinking goes, will naturally and inevitably be more open-minded and tolerant than previous ones. But do we have any reason to believe this?

The Wrong Lesson We Learned from Enron that Led Directly to the 2008 Crash

By Gavin Benke, History News Network

Enron was a warning sign about the dangers of the very financial derivatives that threatened the entire global economy ten years ago.

Sarah Sanders Will Lie for Trump Because She Thinks She's 'Defending God's Chosen Leader': Ex-Baptist Pastor

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Evangelicals are happy to have a president who will do what they say -- a stark contrast to past politicians who "have broken promises to Christian conservatives."

GOP Senator Demands to Know Why Democrats Didn't Violate an Alleged Sexual Assault Survivor's Privacy

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn apparently can't imagine the idea Democrats put victims' rights over scoring a political win.

Watch: Kellyanne Conway Tried to Have It Both Ways When Asked About the Kavanaugh Allegations on Fox & Friends

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Christine Blasey Ford's attorney has stated she is willing to testify before the Senate. The Judiciary Committee has not yet decided how to proceed.

Here's the Incriminating Case Against Mike Pence

By jamess, Daily Kos

How much did Mike Pence know about former national security adviser Mike Flynn's contact with Russians?

Here's Why the Republican Party Has Abandoned Reality

By David Akadjian, Daily Kos

It's Trump's GOP now.

The Science of Language: Here's Why We Like Some Words More than Others

By Carmen Álvarez-Mayo, The Conversation

When we hear a word, the way we perceive it will be influenced not only by denotation but also by connotation.

FEMA Head Blames Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico on ‘Spousal Abuse’

By Gwendolyn Smith, The New Civil Rights Movement

Brock Long appeared to try and give cover to Donald Trump.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Here's the Incriminating Case Against Mike Pence

By jamess, Daily Kos

How much did Mike Pence know about former national security adviser Mike Flynn's contact with Russians?

The Science of Language: Here's Why We Like Some Words More than Others

By Carmen Álvarez-Mayo, The Conversation

When we hear a word, the way we perceive it will be influenced not only by denotation but also by connotation.

Senate Republicans Pump the Brakes on Supreme Court Vote As Trump Prepares to Go After Kavanaugh’s Accuser

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake said he can't vote until he hears more from Bret Kavanaugh's accuser.

Kavanaugh Accuser Goes Public With Her Story

By Gwendolyn Smith, The New Civil Rights Movement

Christine Blasey Ford claimed Bret Kavanaugh assaulted her when she was 17.

Here's Why the Republican Party Has Abandoned Reality

By David Akadjian, Daily Kos

It's Trump's GOP now.

Trump Defender Alan Dershowitz Drops a Truth Bomb About Manafort's Plea Deal: 'A Very Bad Day for' the President

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

“If you don’t know what a cooperator is saying then it’s a bad day for you because you’re vulnerable.”

FEMA Head Blames Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico on ‘Spousal Abuse’

By Gwendolyn Smith, The New Civil Rights Movement

Brock Long appeared to try and give cover to Donald Trump.

Donald Trump May Be the Leader of the Resistance Inside His Own Administration

By Joshua Holland, Raw Story

One could plausibly argue that nobody has done more for the anti-Trump #resistance than Trump himself.

CNN Panel Schools Don Trump Jr. With ‘Simple Math’ After Bogus Claim His Dad Fixed Obama’s Economy

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

“The recovery started under Barack Obama."

Hurricane Florence’s Surge Is Expected to Hit Homes That Already Cost the Government Millions

By , ProPublica

The storm is pummeling coastal towns that are battling rising sea levels and have been repeatedly bailed out by federal flood insurance.

Credit-Card Republicans Just Dug Us a $900 Billion Hole

By Stan Collender, DC Report

The federal deficit is souring.

These Are 5 Myths We Need to Stop Believing About Mental Illness

By , YES! Magazine

How to reduce stigma in society? Check your facts.

Here's A Brief History of the Battle Over Patriotism and the Pledge of Allegiance in US Schools

By Randall Curren, Charles Dorn, The Conversation

Americans have long differed over whether patriotism should be pushed in their nation’s schools.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Nancy Pelosi Embraces the Change Republicans Fear Most

By Nancy LeTourneau, The Washington Monthly

White men have been a minority in the Democratic caucus since 2012. The former speaker understands the power of partnership.

Don't Believe the 'Insulting' Book Tour Hype: Ken Starr Is No Robert Mueller

By Joe Conason, AlterNet

On his publicity tour last week, the former independent counsel claimed to find "intriguing" comparisons and even "eerie echoes" of the Clinton chase in the current president's legal woes.

The Long History of the Loneliness Epidemic In the West

By , Aeon

The contemporary notion of loneliness stems from cultural and economic transformations that have taken place in the modern West.

Fox News Fact-Checks a False Economic Claim Made by a Trump -- For a Second Time This Week

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

The president’s son also repeated an anti-Semitic slur he had previously used regarding Bob Woodward’s book “Fear

Trump's Insults Against His 'Hillbilly' Base Are Making Them Turn on Him: NYT Column

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

New polls show that Donald Trump's base is beginning to turn against him — and it may be related to his continual insults on their intelligence.

Watching Lehman Brothers Collapse From the Inside: A 2008 Recruit Recounts the Bank’s Final Days

By Alex Sienaert, Salon

10 years ago I was an entry-level hand on the good ship Lehman Brothers as she crashed straight into a reef to sink

'They Did Not See It Coming': MSNBC Host Says Manafort Might Have Been 'Actively Duping' Trump About His Plea Deal

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

MSNBC host Ari Melber has an interesting theory about why Trump and his team appeared to be caught off guard by the Manafort plea.

How Putin Could Be Planning to Make a Fool Out of Trump — And Throw the United States into Chaos

By John Colarusso, The Conversation

Three top Russian officials came to the U.S. capital in January for a mysterious visit.

The Trump Economy Is on the Path for Another Financial Crisis — And It's Likely to Be Even Worse This Time

By Lynn Parramore, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Ten years after Lehman Brothers’ collapse, the Wall Street casino is running amok.

Ending the Secrecy of the Student Debt Crisis

By Daniela Senderowicz , YES! Magazine

Activists are building meaningful connections among borrowers to counter the taboo of admitting they can’t pay their bills.

Botham Jean -- And How Black Men Shot By the Police Are Dehumanized After Death

By Rachel Leah, Salon

A search warrant says police found a small amount of marijuana – a detail that many see as completely irrelevant

Facebook's Pathetic Attempts to Appease Conservatives Is Backfiring Spectacularly and Could Harm Progressive News Sources

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

What do you achieve when you let the Weekly Standard operate as a fact-checker for one of the internet's most powerful platforms? "You achieve bullshit."

The Historic Victory for Gay Rights in India Was Long Overdue—And Just the Beginning

By Teesta Setalvad, Independent Media Institute

The Indian Supreme Court ruled the criminalization of gay sex unconstitutional—but there are more hurdles to freedom for the LGBTQ community.

Texas State Board of Education Votes to Remove Hillary Clinton from History Curriculum

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Texas officials might be about to mess with the school curriculum yet again.

Friday, September 14, 2018

'They Did Not See It Coming': MSNBC Host Says Manafort Might Have Been 'Actively Duping' Trump About His Plea Deal

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

MSNBC host Ari Melber has an interesting theory about why Trump and his team appeared to be caught off guard by the Manafort plea.

How Putin Could Be Planning to Make a Fool Out of Trump — And Throw the United States into Chaos

By John Colarusso, The Conversation

Three top Russian officials came to the U.S. capital in January for a mysterious visit.

Facebook's Pathetic Attempts to Appease Conservatives Is Backfiring Spectacularly and Could Harm Progressive News Sources

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

What do you achieve when you let the Weekly Standard operate as a fact-checker for one of the internet's most powerful platforms? "You achieve bullshit."

The Trump Economy Is on the Path for Another Financial Crisis — And It's Likely to Be Even Worse This Time

By Lynn Parramore, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Ten years after Lehman Brothers’ collapse, the Wall Street casino is running amok.

Anita Hill Calls for an Investigation into the Allegation of Sexual Abuse Against Brett Kavanaugh

By Cody Fenwick, AlteNet

Hill's accusation of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas roiled his confirmation hearings.

Texas State Board of Education Votes to Remove Hillary Clinton from History Curriculum

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Texas officials might be about to mess with the school curriculum yet again.

Michael Cohen's Friends Say He's Been Talking to Robert Mueller: Report

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Trump's former personal lawyer is apparently in contact with the special counsel's office.

Merchants of Death Profit from the Bombing of Children as a US-Backed War Goes Largely Ignored

By Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies, Independent Media Institute

The world is still waiting for U.S. citizens to wake up and put an end to the insidious marriage between war and commerce.

Why Paul Manafort's Plea Deal Could Pose a Serious Threat to Mike Pence

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

Charles Pierce argues the vice president should be "sweating" after hearing the news.

The Ruthless Determination of Mitch McConnell: Here Are 5 Times the Top Republican Sought Victory at Any Cost

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

The Senate majority leader has wielded power like few others before him have.

These 10 Tips Can Help Ease Your Guilty Conscience When You Buy Gas

By Valerie Vande Panne, Independent Media Institute

If you can't get around without it, you can at least lessen your environmental impact each time you buy.

Here Are 5 of the Most Devastating Takedowns of Trump's Horrific Comments on Hurricane Maria's Death Toll in Puerto Rico

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

Even with all the competition, Trump's comments are in the running for his worst tweets ever.

Judge Says Paul Manafort Must 'Fully and Truthfully' Cooperate with Robert Mueller

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Many observers believe that if there was collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, Manafort knew about it.

Here's How Trump's Aggression and Xenophobia Is Sparking International Resistance to Decades of American Imperialism

By Alexander Main, Independent Media Institute

In fact, U.S. administrations have been pursuing roughly the same agenda in Latin America since at least the early 20th century: maintaining U.S. hegemony throughout the region.

Here Are 5 Reasons Why a Plea Bargain Made Sense for Paul Manafort

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

The exact details of the agreement, as of 10 a.m. EST, remained unclear, including whether or not Manafort would cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his Russia-related investigation.

MSNBC Live Audience Showers Mississippi Republican Senate Candidate with Boos for Racist Defense of Confederate Flag

By Brendan Skwire, Raw Story

Chris McDaniel also said black Mississippians had spent a century “begging” from the federal government.

Paul Manafort Privately Coordinated with Unnamed Israeli Official to Discredit a Ukrainian Politician

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

The president's ex-campaign manager pleaded guilty Friday.

Trump’s Economic Boom Is Only for the Rich — and Likely Won’t Help Republicans in Midterms

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Trump’s vaunted economic growth isn’t benefiting people who work for a living — but the rich want even more

New Yorkers Vote Out Traitor 'Democrats' Who Cut Deal To Give GOP State Senate Majority

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Most of the state senators who formed the "Independent Democratic Conference" lost their primaries, including longtime power player Jeff Klein.

Here's How Your Unique Behavioral Psychological Profile Is Being Used to Manipulate You

By Josh Fox, Seven Stories Press

Emmy Award-winning director and activist Josh Fox traces the arc of propaganda from 9/11 to Trump.

Will Denver Be the First Place in America to Legalize Magic Mushrooms?

By Phillip Smith, Independent Media Institute

The Mile High City could get even higher next year.

Bernie Sanders Calls For a New International Left to Fight Steve Bannon’s Right-Wing 'Movement'

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Supposed genius Steve Bannon thinks he can lure progressives into the nationalist right. Sanders says no thanks.

'We Changed Albany Forever': Cuomo Defeats Nixon, But Progressives Crush GOP-Collaborating Democrats in New York

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

"This is an incredible moment for progressives, but it's not just a moment—it's a movement, and this movement is only growing stronger."

Nevada Nightmare: Being Jailed for Traffic Tickets Became a Death Sentence for This Texas Woman

By Phillip Smith, Independent Media Institute

Kelly Coltrain was detoxing when she was put in Mineral County Jail last year. She died after deputies denied her medical care.

Here Are 5 Insane Facts About Trump from Bob Woodward’s Book You Haven't Heard Yet

By Sarah Burris, Raw Story

Trump’s proclivity to rage and emotional meltdowns are legendary. But there are a few other things generally unknown about him.

'Cynical, Bad-Faith Republicans': Paul Krugman Explains How the GOP Sacrificed Millions of Jobs in a Heartless Attempt to Obstruct Obama

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"So if you want to understand why the great slump that began in 2008 went on so long, blighting so many American lives, the answer is politics."

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Local News Station Sparks Massive Backlash After Posting About Marijuana Found in Home of Black Man Killed by Police

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

This case drew widespread outrage — and this development only made it worse.

Watch a Republican Strategist Go Off the Rails and Endorse Trump's Ridiculous Puerto Rico Conspiracy Theory

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Ed Rollins endorsed Trump's horrific lie about Puerto Rico's death toll on Fox Business.

'Cynical, Bad-Faith Republicans': Paul Krugman Explains How the GOP Sacrificed Millions of Jobs in a Heartless Attempt to Obstruct Obama

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"So if you want to understand why the great slump that began in 2008 went on so long, blighting so many American lives, the answer is politics."

Here's How Your Unique Behavioral Psychological Profile Is Being Used to Manipulate You

By Josh Fox, Seven Stories Press

Emmy Award-winning director and activist Josh Fox traces the arc of propaganda from 9/11 to Trump.

Two Congressmen Who Say They Inadvertently Hung Out With Holocaust Denier Get Caught With Him Again

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Reps. Dana Rohrabacher and Matt Gaetz have faced scrutiny for meeting with Holocaust denying Internet troll Chuck C. Johnson. They met with him again.

NRA May Have Illegally Coordinated With GOP Senate Candidate: Report

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

"I fully expect the NRA is going to come in ... in August sometime."

Trump's Ex-Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Reaches 'Tentative' Plea Deal with Mueller's Team: Report

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Multiple reports have suggested Manafort was in talks with prosecutors for weeks now.

Democrats Must Release All 'Committee Confidential' Kavanaugh Documents — Now

By Thomas Neuburger, Common Dreams

In normal times a Supreme Court nominee who lies under oath would be automatically disqualified. These are not normal times.

New Claims About Brett Kavanaugh Reportedly Relate to 'Possible Sexual Misconduct' from His High School Days

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The writer of a new letter concerning Kavanaugh's supreme court nomination is reportedly represented by a prominent "Me Too" lawyer.

Here Are 5 Things You Should Know About Special Counsel Robert Mueller

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

There's a lot Trump doesn't know about the special counsel.

Here's How Industrialization and Individualism Led to a New Language of Loneliness

By Fay Bound Alberti, Aeon

One is the loneliest number: the history of a Western problem.

These Are 5 of the Biggest Dangers Hurricane Florence Poses to the People in Its Path

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

Meteorologists are warning that the impact could be devastating.

Senate Democrats Refer Confidential Informant's Info on Brett Kavanaugh to FBI for Investigation

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

“I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said in a statement.

The Looming Brutality In Syria Will Reveal How Little Power the US Has on the World Stage

By Vijay Prashad, Independent Media Institute

Hundreds of thousands may be displaced.

The View’s Sunny Hostin Shuts Down Abby Huntsman for Defending Trump: He 'Doesn’t Care About Puerto Rico’

By Sarah Burris, Raw Story

Abby Huntsman took issue with Sunny Hostin comparing Trump to dictators.

Nevada Nightmare: Being Jailed for Traffic Tickets Became a Death Sentence for This Texas Woman

By Phillip Smith, Independent Media Institute

Kelly Coltrain was detoxing when she was put in Mineral County Jail last year. She died after deputies denied her medical care.

Here's Why Russia Might Hack the Boy Scouts Next

By Susan Landau, The Conversation

They will soon target American civic society.

Here Are 5 Ways the Trump Administration Has Failed Miserably When It Comes to Hurricane Preparedness

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

It's not just Puerto Rico. The president consistently makes decisions that undermine his own administration's ability to prepare for the next disaster.

'Citizens United': Just 15 Groups Account for 75 Percent of the Dark Money Spent on US Elections

By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams

"Policy ideas and candidates' positions should be promoted by organizations who are proud to be engaged in our public arena."

Rick Scott Has an Insane Plan to Pack the Florida Supreme Court on His Last Day of Office

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Florida could soon face a constitutional crisis over who will sit on the state supreme court.

Trump ‘Often’ Told His Former NSA Chief He’s ‘In a Different Place’ Than Experts on Russia Hacking

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

"He would often say to me, 'Mike, you know I'm in a different place'" on Russian hacking, Rogers told the audience.

Internet Rips ‘Hurricane Denier’ Trump After He Claims ‘3000 People Did Not Die’ In Puerto Rico: ‘An International Disgrace’

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to defend his ego against critics calling out his administration's abysmal response to Puerto Rico.

Michael Moore Details Why He Fears Trump May Be the 'Last President of the United States'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"That's a dangerous person to have in charge of a country."

Trump's FEMA Chief Faces Investigation For Personal Use Of Government Vehicles

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Emergency administrator Brock Long is being probed by the Office of the Inspector General.

Here Are 5 Insane Facts About Trump from Bob Woodward’s Book You Haven't Heard Yet

By Sarah Burris, Raw Story

Trump’s proclivity to rage and emotional meltdowns are legendary. But there are a few other things generally unknown about him.

Woman on NC Coast Tells MSNBC She's Refusing to Evacuate Her Kids Because There’s ‘Strength in Numbers’

By David Edwards, Raw Story

“I think we are going to do everything normally,” she said.

Don't Buy the Hype — George W. Bush Is Not a Part of the 'Resistance' to Trump

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

President Trump's dismal presidency is distorting our memories of the past.

Bob Woodward Explains in Vivid Detail How Trump Throws Tantrums When Confronted With the Truth on MSNBC's Morning Joe

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

“I don’t want to hear it,” Trump said, according to Woodward. “... I don’t want to deal with it."

Analysts Debunk the White House's Myth of the Booming 'Trump Economy'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump thinks he's created a booming economy all on his own.

Internet Pounds 'All-Around Ugly Human' Eric Trump Over 'Anti-Semitic' Attack on Bob Woodward

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

On social media, many expressed disgust over Eric Trump's remarks, while others directly accused him of anti-Semitism.

Federal Officials Are Investigating ‘Suspicious’ Money Transfers Made After Trump Tower Meeting: Report

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

BuzzFeed News is reporting the transactions occurred in the months following the June 2016 Trump Tower Meeting.

We Shouldn't Assume All 'Conspiracy Theories' Are False — Some Are All Too Real

By David Coady, The Conversation

"Conspiracy theories" are presumed to be, by definition, untrue.

'These Are All Cowardly People': Former Trump Org Executive Slams the President's Shameless Aides

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

She pushed back on Trump when he was her boss. She is aghast that no one in the White House will do the same.

Here's Even More Evidence Brett Kavanaugh Committed Perjury

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams

"This is a theme that we see emerge with Judge Kavanaugh time and time again—he says one thing under oath, and then the documents tell a different story."

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Michael Moore Details Why He Fears Trump May Be the 'Last President of the United States'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"That's a dangerous person to have in charge of a country."

We Shouldn't Assume All 'Conspiracy Theories' Are False — Some Are All Too Real

By David Coady, The Conversation

"Conspiracy theories" are presumed to be, by definition, untrue.

Analysts Debunk the White House's Myth of the Booming 'Trump Economy'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump thinks he's created a booming economy all on his own.

Watch Flint Residents Express Anger that Their Families Don't Yet Have Clean Water: 'We Are Still Suffering'

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

The horrific environmental disaster in Flint is still going on.

Paul Krugman Denounces the 3 'Villains' that Thwarted Full Recovery from the Great Recession

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"It’s a story that’s both sad and nasty."

Trump Funneled $200 Million to ICE from National Security Agencies Even After Congress Criticized Its Spending: Report

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

ICE is out of control — but Trump is raiding other agencies' budgets to give it money to run even wilder.

'These Are All Cowardly People': Former Trump Org Executive Slams the President's Shameless Aides

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

She pushed back on Trump when he was her boss. She is aghast that no one in the White House will do the same.

Here's Even More Evidence Brett Kavanaugh Committed Perjury

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams

"This is a theme that we see emerge with Judge Kavanaugh time and time again—he says one thing under oath, and then the documents tell a different story."

'Good God!' MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace Reacts in Disgust to Trump's Repugnant Claims About Puerto Rico

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

He went on the attack against the San Juan mayor again.

This is the Terrifying Reality of America's 'Deadly, Dangerous and Destabilizing Role' in Global Arms Supply

By Valerie Vande Panne, Independent Media Institute

Want to be part of peace? Stop working for, and investing in, these Big 5 arms manufacturers.

A Professor of Biostatistics Explains Why People Ignore Evacuation Orders

By Jennifer Horney, The Conversation

Here's why some residents refuse to leave their homes.

'Ballot-Box Poison': Conservative Writer Explains How Trump Could Tank the GOP in the Midterms

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The Republican Party has doubled-down on Trump — and it may cost them bigly.

Federal Officials Are Investigating ‘Suspicious’ Money Transfers Made After Trump Tower Meeting: Report

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

BuzzFeed News is reporting the transactions occurred in the months following the June 2016 Trump Tower Meeting.

Former Independent Counsel Who Spearheaded Clinton Impeachment Has Some Very Bad News for Donald Trump

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

“No one is above the law."

Woman on NC Coast Tells MSNBC She's Refusing to Evacuate Her Kids Because There’s ‘Strength in Numbers’

By David Edwards, Raw Story

“I think we are going to do everything normally,” she said.

Mitch McConnell Braces Republicans for 'Unthinkable’ Prospect of Losing the Senate: Report

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Once thought indestructible, the GOP Senate majority is in play this fall.

Internet Pounds 'All-Around Ugly Human' Eric Trump Over 'Anti-Semitic' Attack on Bob Woodward

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

On social media, many expressed disgust over Eric Trump's remarks, while others directly accused him of anti-Semitism.

Bob Woodward Explains in Vivid Detail How Trump Throws Tantrums When Confronted With the Truth on MSNBC's Morning Joe

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

“I don’t want to hear it,” Trump said, according to Woodward. “... I don’t want to deal with it."

Conservatives Rail About Free Speech on College Campuses — But This Is the Real Threat to Our First Amendment

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

The wealthier party "can basically win a breath-holding contest fighting in the courts."

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Reveals Stunning Records Showing the Trump Admn. Shifted Money from FEMA to ICE Ahead of Hurricane Season

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The document shows that $10 million was taken from the department dedicated to responding to natural disasters.

Americans Crush Trump After He Tweets 'Morbidly Excited' Message on the Anniversary of 9/11: 'This Is Not A Celebration'

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

"No mention of the victims, the rescuers, the soldiers who served in Afghanistan or any wider context of the attack."

Republicans Could Be Heading for an Electoral Bloodbath in the Key State of Michigan

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

The nation's most tenuous Trump-voting state looks ready to swerve hard blue.

Paul Manafort Seeks to Cut Losses and Pursue a Plea Bargain: Report

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

After mocking his former associate for taking a deal from prosecutors, Trump's former campaign manager may be trying to do just that.

Here's How the Modern Cult of Self-Help Fuels Cynical Attacks on the Welfare State

By Galen Watts, The Conversation

In the wake of the “neoliberal turn,” collective responsibility was exchanged for a myopic obsession with encouraging individuals to become self-sufficient.

Top Trump Aide Was 'Astounded' by the President's 'Lack of Basic Understanding' of the Economy: Woodward

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Gary Cohn had to discuss basic economics with the president-elect.

What Will Happen to America After Donald Trump?

By Andrew Bacevich, Tom Dispatch

Yet the cataclysm that Trump’s ascendency was said to signify has yet to occur. Barring a nuclear war, it won’t.

'Dark and Evil': Sen. Merkley Warns Trump Has Plans for 'Family Internment Camps' that Will Traumatize Immigrant Children

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Trump is only getting started with his horrific abuse of migrant families.

House Republicans Have a Dark Plan to Pack the Federal Courts and Entrench Right-Wing Control

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

The GOP-Controlled House Judiciary Committee wants to expand the federal courts and limit their ability to overrule Trump's authority.

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