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Jared Kushner Still Can’t Get His Disclosure Form Right Even After 40 Revisions and...

That security clearance that slumlord Jared Kushner needs in order to sell out the country serve his father-in-law properly is like the horizon, the closer he gets the further away it is. Plus, the bookkeeping is a little funny, with Kushner Companies claiming that the interest that it made in a given year on two […]
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Donald Trump drains Secret Service budget, agents go without pay

Providing protection for Donald Trump’s frequent trips, his New York home, and an unprecedented number of people in his extended family, has been a huge drain on the Secret Service. Agents have hit overtime limits, and annual budgets have been burned...

Moscow Mitch has nothing to say about Trump’s soliciting foreign election interference, again

Moscow Mitch McConnell was mum on the Senate floor Thursday, with nary a peep to utter about Donald Trump and Ukraine and a whistleblower complaint showing that Trump is up to his inviting-foreign-powers-to-interfere-in-U.S.-elections tricks. That's...
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From atop his Dumpster fire, raging Trump ‘turning on people that are very close...

We turn now to the latest collection of leaks from the White House, where we learn that Donald Trump is—again, still, and always—angry, and frustrated, and prone to lashing out. He fumes that he does not get the credit he thinks he deserves from the...
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Bad news: The guy whose job it was to pump out ‘good news’ for...

A couple of weeks ago, Politico did a profile on Andy Hemming, the feel-good young Trump minion who had risen to become the White House director of rapid response. You can imagine what his job must be like. I have a video re-enactment here somewhere.

On Sunday Before Xmas Secy Of Treasury Is Calling Nation’s Top Bankers To Ask...

Remember Mad Magazine’s iconic line, “What, me worry?” That’s the thought you might want to adopt today, because who knows what we’re going to be talking about when the market closes tomorrow. And you might consider getting your money out and stuffing it in the mattress, or what about those quarters in the mayonnaise jar under the porch? It’s two days before Christmas, and plutocrat movie producer and Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin announced from his plush Cabo San Lucas holiday retreat that he’s been on the phone with the nation’s top bankers to talk about ample liquidity during this this market meltdown. What market meltdown? Precisely. This is not normal for the Secretary of the Treasury to tell people that the banks have enough money to open on Monday, just by the by. It hasn’t exactly been a confidence inspiring week, what with Trump appointing a guy with no military experience to run the Pentagon, but this is very disturbing, indeed. I thought Trump firing Powell was going to be the next major stupidity. What the hell is this? The run up to Black Monday?
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San Juan mayor blasts Trump admin: ‘This is a people are dying story! Where...

CNN New Day host Alisyn Camerota interviewed San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz about the slow relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Mayor Cruz first began the interview by saying she was thankful for a call from the White House and was...
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John Bolton speaks in public at critical moment… to deliver a commercial for his...

For the first time since House managers asked that he be called as a witness in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, a call that Senate Republicans immediately shut down, former national security adviser John Bolton...
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If at first you don’t succeed, fail, fail again.

I gotta start buying stock in Johnson & Johnson, the company that makes band aids. Because, I swear, if I had a lousy buck for every time Emperor Numbnuts I shot himself in the foot, I wouldn’t need my disability benefits, I could buy Jeffrey Epstein’s private island at auction once the government seizes it upon his conviction. You know, for a guy who brands himself as the worlds ultimate winner, Trump sure seems to spend a lot of time standing in front of microphones and cameras, explaining exactly why his fuck ups aren’t really his fault. And again, this appearance was totally unnecessary. When the Supreme Court slapped Trump’s crank down on that question, the DOJ’s response was basically, “Oh well, some you win, some you lose, and some just get rained out.” But The Pampers President had to run his pout flag up the pole, and so again he has to try to explain how this defeat is actually a stunning victory. Trump’s bold and decisive alternate plan of action to deal with the citizenship issue is two pronged, and almost totally incoherent. The first prong is to blame the Democrats, as well as those damn activist librul courts for all of his legal ills. The second prong was to issue an executive order compelling all federal government agencies and departments to immediately turn over any census related material that they routinely collect to the Commerce Department upon request. In other words, to do exactly what they’re doing right now. DHS and Social Security were mentioned, both of which the census bureau regularly mines for data, with no friction. I believe the operative phrase I’m looking for here is a circle jerk. But, being the silver tongued orator that he is, El Pendejo Presidente couldn’t resist letting his Freudian slip show. He spoke earnestly about the importance of having an accurate tabulation of both citizens, as well as non citizen populations. But he couldn’t leave well enough alone, he just had to go and piss in the punch bowl by breaking the second category down into non citizens and illegal immigrants! The obvious conclusion being that Trump wants to use the census to identify and target undocumented immigrants for suture punitive action. But the actual motive is far darker and more sinister, and it’s also pure GOP. Speaking after Trump, and taking one for the team for his failure to be able to hijack his way into getting the citizenship question on the census, Attorney General Bill “Tubby the Ewok” Barr let the goodies slip out of the Christmas stocking. Barr spoke of the possibility of the government using only the “citizenship” population numbers in apportioning congressional seats to states, as well as individual states using solely citizenship numbers to guide them in their redistricting maps in 2021. Both moves would be blatantly unconstitutional, since the constitution calls for the “population” to be counted every 10 years, not just US citizens. This is desperation ball being played by the GOP. As population migration changes the demographics of traditional GOP strongholds in places like the New South, where new businesses are bringing in an influx of minorities, including aliens in the country legally on work visas, it is becoming harder for the GOP to successfully gerrymander. In trying to use the “citizenship” […]
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Times Transcript: Where Trump Savages Sessions, Rosenstein, McCabe and Threatens to Fire IC...

And so it begins…. In an exclusive interview today with the New York Times, the President blisteringly excoriated the Independent Counsel and the top tier of the Justice Department. According to the Times “Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t...

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