Friday, July 19, 2019
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Speaker At What Rachel Maddow Called "Kill The Gays" Rally Seeking Confirmation To Fed...

Donald Trump nominated Texas Ass’t Attorney General Jeff Mateer for a lifetime appointment to a federal judgeship in the eastern district of Texas. It will be an abomination if this man is confirmed and will only serve to divide this country further....
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The ‘Trump slump’ continues: 700,000 fewer foreign tourists, billions in lost revenue

When Donald Trump took office, many in the tourism industry feared his anti-immigrant, racist, sexist behavior would affect international tourism, a huge part of the U.S. economy, and it turns out their fears were entirely warranted. From the New York...
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Is Mattis curtailing Pentagon press access so the man-child in chief doesn’t see him...

And now James Mattis joins the list of Trump officials attempting to shut out press coverage of his agency. Given that he is the secretary of defense and his "agency" is the Pentagon, this is a bit ...
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HHS Secretary Tom Price constantly flying by charter jet is a ‘misuse of taxpayer...

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was known to be corrupt before ever being named to the post. And now that he’s in the job, he’s enjoying the perks.
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EPA administrator Scott Pruitt continues to be terrible at his job

New Trump EPA administrator Scott Pruitt had two choices after hurricanes Harvey and Irma. He could rise to the challenges of his office, or he could tool around the country pooh-poohing people who ...
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Trump aide reportedly suppressed study proving refugees contributed $63 billion more than they cost

Stephen Miller, Trump’s top white nationalist advisor in the White House, reportedly rejected a study proving refugees contribute significantly more to U.S. revenue than they cost...

Sen. Whitehouse Says Huckabee Sanders Is Trying To Poison Comey’s Reputation With Grand Jurors

Sarah Huckabee Sanders had a busy week, promoting the firing of a popular cable teevee host and suggesting that authorities should “look into” the conduct of the former head of the FBI. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) takes a dim view of Huckabee...
Campaign Finance after Citizens United / YouTube don mcgahn...

Trump’s lawyers don’t fall far from the tree—they’re perfectly incompetent

If you marveled over Donald Trump's attorneys Ty Cobb and John Dowd—two supposed Washington veterans—discussing internal legal rifts in the West Wing within ear shot of a New York Times reporter, it's a good time to recap just how incompetent Trump's...
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Trump’s Oval Office eruption at Sessions over Russia provides more fodder for obstruction inquiry

If you reveled in Thursday's New York Times account of Donald Trump losing it on Jeff Sessions over the appointment of a special counsel in the Russia probe, here's the icing on the cake: It could pose yet more evidence of Trump trying to obstruct the...
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Trump sidesteps court order—really doesn’t want you to see who’s visiting his Mar-a-Lago swamp

When Donald Trump first took office, nearly every weekend he was jetting down to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, which he (and he alone) dubbed his “winter White House.” He hosted the prime minister of Japan, the president of China and a wave of...

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