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Republicans give Pelosi just what she wanted with outrage over ripped up State of the Union

Republicans really, really want Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ripping up of Donald Trump’s State of the Union address to be A Very Big Thing. They...

Parkland dad thanks Pelosi, apologizes for letting Trump’s lies get to him at State of the Union

The father of a Parkland victim owes few people, least among them President Donald Trump, an apology, but Fred Guttenberg gave his family and friends...

Trump’s State of the Union doesn’t need a fact check, it needs a lie check

Ahead of Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, fact-checker extraordinaire Daniel Dale noted that Trump tends to be “much less dishonest” in the SOTU than in...

Fact-checking the SOTU, “a manifesto of mistruths”

SOTU was simply an expanded campaign speech that included a few stunts like a reunion, a scholarship award, and a medal presentation. His speeches have...

NYT: ‘Trump, Unrepentant and Unleashed’ — Welcome to Trumpjango Unchained

Donald Trump was called the GOP’s Frankenstein monster early on. Now, he’s more like their Godzilla. After Friday’s thumbs-down on witnesses, Trump now feels invincible. He portrayed himself from the outset as an “instinctual” leader, who didn’t need to read briefings or to listen to advisers, he could govern with his gut. His early advisers, Rex Tillerson, Gary Cohn, Dan Coats, John Kelly, and many others are gone now. They’ve been replaced by Trump sycophants who nod and agree, out of self-preservation more than endorsement, and to his mind, this is evidence that he was right all along, and the people with experience, the career politicians and policy makers were all wrong. You think he’s going to listen to anybody now, after Friday, who tells him he needs to curb his impulses? Wrong. Welcome to Trumpjango Unchained, that’s the state of this union. And God only knows what we’re going to hear at the official address Tuesday. Maureen Dowd, New York Times: The state of the union is upside down and inside out and sauerkraut. Trump has changed literally everything in the last three years, transforming and coarsening the game. On Friday night, he became, arguably, the most brutishly powerful Republican of all time. Never has a leader had such a stranglehold on his party, subsuming it with one gulp. […] “Now the State of the Union is going to be the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man coming down the street and standing in the rubble of what’s left of the Congress,” keened one Democrat on Friday night. “The Republican Party has now lost whatever control they could exert over this president, any oversight they could have. It’s gone. The state of the union is there is no union. How can there be, when one side is petrified of their Godzilla?” Senator Chris Murphy, the Connecticut Democrat, dismissed Republicans as “a cult of personality” around Trump. “This trial in so many ways crystallized the completely diametrically opposed threats that Democrats and Republicans see to the country,” Murphy told The Times’s Nicholas Fandos. “We perceive Donald Trump and his corruption to be an existential threat to the country. They perceive the deep state and the liberal media to be an existential threat to the country. “That dichotomy, that contrast, has been growing over the last three years, but this trial really crystallized that difference. We were just speaking different languages, fundamentally different languages when it came to what this trial was about. They thought it was about the deep state and the media conspiracy. We thought it was about the president’s crimes.” Axios writes: “Over the past month, Trumpworld’s sense of being unbeatable has only grown. This is partly because the president sometimes defines victory in narrow terms, like pleasing the base and juicing the markets.” Trump stunned allies and even many in his own government when he greenlighted the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force. Trump has claimed victory and his aides have said the Iranian response — missile attacks that have yet to kill any Americans — show the warnings of war were baseless. The jury will be out for a while on that, but Team Trump claims vindication. And last week, Jared Kushner released the long-awaited Middle East peace plan, which the Israelis loved and the Palestinians […]

Immigration judges oppose Trump’s expedited deportations—so Barr is trying to bust their union

One of the many, many groups that have expressed alarm at Donald Trump's attempts to unravel the rule of law, in his white nationalism-based...

The seven most outrageous statements in Donald Trump’s incoherent State of the Union speech

When it wasn’t wandering in search of a theme (spoiler: it didn’t find one), Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address contained the...

Trump BEGGED Congress to Stop Investigating Him During a Desperate State of the Union Appeal

The State of the Union address is always a starkly partisan affair no matter which party is in power. Every president seeks to praise...

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At Her Father's Funeral, Grieving Young Girl Asks Jogger And Her Dog To Come In And Meet Her Dad.

 6-year-old Raelynn Nast from Fort Smith, Arkansas, has always been a daddy’s girl. Said her mother Lacey, “She was very proud of...
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WI-Sen: RoJo The Anti-Vaxxer Now Says Vaccines Cause Death & Blames Hunter Biden For COVID

Fuck this guy: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), a noted vaccine skeptic, has once again cast doubt on the effort to...

Randy Rainbow takes on Josh Hawley, Clang Clang Clang

New Video from Randy Rainbow. x x YouTube Video And now I have my earworm for the day. He takes on a bunch of...

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