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Trump's biggest fans are turning on him as he appears to cave on the border wall: 'A great day for the swamp'

Last week, President Donald Trump went toe to toe with House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, trying to give them an ultimatum to give him the $5 billion for his border wall or he would let the government shut down. It ended in disaster, with him actually taking credit for any potential shutdown. After reality finally set in for Trump that he was not getting his wall and he had set himself up to take the blame for any standoff, he caved, and said he would sign a continuing resolution without wall funding.

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Here are 5 of the most ridiculous, buffoonish things Rush Limbaugh has said about Robert Mueller’s investigation

In the early 1990s, AM talk radio star Rush Limbaugh was very critical of Republican Patrick Buchanan’s protectionist, isolationist “America first” agenda. But now that President Donald Trump is promoting that same type of agenda, Limbaugh is one of Trump’s leading carnival barkers—and that includes jumping through hoops to defame the Russia-related investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Limbaugh has made one ridiculous comment after another about Mueller’s probe, trying to paint the special counsel as a shameless tool of the Democratic Party despite his numerous GOP connections.

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Trump Touts Rush Limbaugh's Support for Shutting Down the Government: 'It’s a Great Political Issue'

Congressional Republican leaders have been clear: They do not want a government shutdown at the end of the month.

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These 5 Race-Baiting and Hypocritical Right-Wingers Complain About the 'Race Card' - While Playing the Race Card Themselves

A game that many Republicans and people on the far-right love to play is going out of their way to be racially inflammatory, then accusing people of “playing the race card” when they are called out—and Republican Corey Stewart, who is running against incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine in Virginia in the 2018 midterms, is a prime example. Stewart has praised Confederate soldiers, exalted Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Stonewall Jackson as honorable men and asserted that Virginians should be proud to display Confederate flags. But when the Rev. Al Sharpton interviewed Stewart on his MSNBC program, “Politics Nation,” on August 12, Stewart insisted that Sharpton was a “race hustler” for calling him out.

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Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer: You Want Trump Out? Buy Clear Channel.

If liberal billionaires like Tom Steyer want to have a real and lasting impact on American politics, they should seriously think about buying a nationwide radio network.

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Whoa, Could Trump Be Losing Rush Limbaugh?

Right-wing talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh broke with President Donald Trump on Wednesday on the subject of athletes protesting during the national anthem.

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Paul Krugman: The Republican Party May End Up Destroying Human Civilization

Despite what the New York Times might have you believe, Trump is not an independent in spirit but a Republican through and through. The proof is in his comfort with white supremacists, his thirst for cutting taxes for the rich, and as Paul Krugman writes in his Monday column, his denial of climate change. 

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Rush Limbaugh Flees for His Safety After Calling Hurricane Irma a Liberal Hoax

Two days ago, right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh said that Hurricane Irma’s news coverage was a ploy to create “fear and panic,” and predicted that the storm probably wouldn’t impact the major population centers of South Florida.

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Rush Limbaugh Uncorks a Wild New Conspiracy Theory About Hurricane Irma

Limbaugh Suggests Hurricane Irma is a Liberal Hoax

Hurricane Irma is gathering strength over the Atlantic Ocean as it heads towards the Caribbean. Already rated Category 5, it is expected to make landfall in Florida by the end of the week, with many worried about a repeat of the havoc caused in Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane Harvey. None of that seems to worry…

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5 Repugnant Lies Right-Wing Media Won't Stop Feeding the American Public

Spend enough time on the comments sections of the right-wing internet, and the significant number of people who hold beliefs based on completely false premises will become all too apparent. In this world, fact checks and hard evidence are all too easily flicked away with accusations of liberal bias, making civil discourse increasingly hostile and polarized at the expense of truth.

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The 15 Most Ridiculous Things That Media Figures Said About Environmental Issues in 2016

Donald Trump and the presidential election dominated news coverage in 2016. But talking heads still found plenty of time to make jaw-dropping comments about climate change, energy, and the environment. This year’s list of ridiculous claims includes a dangerous conspiracy theory about Hurricane Matthew, over-the-top worship of fracking and coal, and absurd victim-blaming around the Flint water crisis. Here is our list of the 15 most ridiculous things that media figures said about climate, energy, and environmental issues in 2016.

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