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Rachel Maddow Has Tape – Nunes Opens Big Mouth Once Too Often

Rachel Maddow, returning from vacation, brought a present: an unauthorized, secret recording of a fundraiser for Cathy whatserface McMorris Rodgers where Devin Nunes opens his mouth about: Trump’s cringworthy tweets The impeachment of Rosenstein would go forward after the elections (McMorris Rodgers agrees) The GOP is the last line of defense for Trump If they…

Trump Ex-Campaign Chair Paul Manafort’s Trial Begins

Paul Manafort, the veteran Republican political operative and lobbyist who helped run President Trump’s 2016 campaign, is scheduled to go to trial on financial fraud charges starting on Tuesday in United States District Court in Alexandria, Va.  It is the first trial stemming from charges brought by the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the…

Guiliani All Over MSM – Speaks Out of Both Sides of His Mouth

Rudy Giuliani went on a chaotic media tour, starting with a nutso interview on CNN. Each subsequent interview seemed to clean up a key element laid out in a previous appearance, culminating with an interview with The Daily Beast where Giuliani appeared to blame the fall out from all the interviews on inquisitive New York…

House GOP File Impeachment Articles Against Rod Rosenstein and GTFO

House teabaggers have filed articles of impeachment to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the overseer of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The move by Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) came as the House is set to depart for a five-week recess.  It’s unclear whether conservatives will attempt to force the issue…

Trump: Believe Me, Not Your Lyin’ Eyes [VIDEO]

Trump attacked the media for covering his tariffs in a speech he delivered to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States National Convention on Tuesday, saying, “But remember, they have the biggest, best, strongest lobbyists, and they’re doing a number. Just stick with us. Don’t believe the crap you see from these people…

Trump’s Proposed $12 Billion Aid Package to Farmers Not a Winner

Donald Trump’s plan to provide $12 billion in federal aid to American farmers hurt by a trade war drew a sharp mix of reactions Tuesday from Iowa farm groups, politicians, agricultural economists and others. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue described the initiative as a short-term strategy that will protect agricultural producers while Trump works on…

Hell Freezes Over in July: Texas Republican Speaks Out Against Trump

Former undercover officer in the C.I.A. and Member of the House Intelligence Committee, Texas GOP Rep. Will Hurd has flat out stated that he thinks Russian intelligence is manipulating Trump.  In an Opinion piece in the New York Times on Thursday, Hurd calls for his colleagues to fulfill their oversight duty and keep the American…

Cohen Recorded Trump Payoff to Former Playboy Model and FBI Has It [VIDEO]

[Karen McDougall’s interview with CNN] President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump.  The F.B.I. seized the recording earlier this year during a raid…

Trump Was Told 2 Weeks Before Inauguration Putin Ordered Election Cyberattacks

Two weeks before taking office, Trump was shown highly classified intelligence indicating that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had personally ordered complex cyberattacks to sway the 2016 American election.  The evidence included texts and emails from Russian military officers and information gleaned from a top-secret source close to Mr. Putin, who had described to…

Traitor Trump Considers Turning Former Russian Ambassador to the Russians

Current and former American diplomats are expressing disgust and horror over the White House’s willingness to entertain permitting Russian officials to question a prominent former U.S. ambassador. During President Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Putin pivoted a question about extraditing the 12 Russian intelligence officers whom Robert Mueller has indicted into a…

Texas Mosque Arsonist Found Guilty of Hate Crime, 5 Other Crimes

Perez was charged with using fire to commit a federal crime, destroying a religious place of worship, which is a hate crime, and possession of a destructive device. Perez, found guilty of three federal crimes, faces up to 40 years in prison. Prosecutors used DNA, forensic ballistics and the defendant’s own Facebook comments to make…

Trump Rolled by Putin

Following a day of discussions between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, Mr. Trump left Monday’s summit neglecting to hold Putin accountable for Russia’s role in interfering in the 2016 presidential election — saving most of his criticism for America itself.  “I hold both countries responsible. I think that the United States…

Trump Calls Allies “Foes” on Way to Meeting with BFF Putin [Transcript]

President Trump took aim at another Western institution just days before his high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  In an interview with “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor in Scotland on Saturday, President Trump named the European Union when asked to identify his “biggest foe globally right now.” In the CBS News interview, Mr.…

Trump Picks Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court [VIDEO]

Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh as a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy in a televised announcement on Monday night, less than two weeks after Kennedy announced his retirement — is part of an expedited effort by Republicans to confirm a new justice before the midterm elections in November. Trump wrestled with Kavanaugh’s past involvement in George…

Europe Tells White Nationalist Richard Spencer to “GO HOME”

American white supremacist Richard Spencer has been told to return home from Europe just days before he planned to speak at an Altright.com conference in Sweden.  Spencer had arrived in Poland to enter Europe’s free travel zone—the Schengen Area. En route to Sweden to be a “secret guest” for the alt-right conference, Spencer was refused…

Rest in Peace, Ed Schultz – LET’S GET TO WORK!

Ed Schultz, a former conservative radio show host whose politics moved left before he joined MSNBC’s nightly lineup in 2009 and then shifted again when he was hired by RT America, Russia’s state-financed international cable network, died on Thursday at his home in Washington. He was 64. His death was announced by RT America, which…

4th Wrestler Says Rep. Jim Jordan Knew About Sexual Abuse As Coach

A fourth former wrestler has come forward to contradict U.S. Representative Jim Jordan’s claims that he had no knowledge of athletes being sexually abused by a team doctor while Jordan was an assistant coach at Ohio State in the mid-1990s. Shawn Dailey told NBC News he was groped several times by Richard Strauss — and…

Giant “Trump Baby” balloon to Greet Trump in London [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump is going to the United Kingdom next week — a trip he’s been canceling and rescheduling for months due to worries over massive protests.  Massive demonstrations are still expected when the US president gets into town on July 13. One will include a huge balloon of Trump’s likeness floating across the London…

Trump Pulls Trigger on Trade War with China Tonight [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump is preparing to slap tariffs on Chinese goods early Friday, the first shot in a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.  Tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods are scheduled to take effect at 12:01 a.m. in Washington.  Beijing has said retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods ranging from soybeans to…

N Korea Pushing Ahead with Weapons Programs [VIDEO]

North Korea is completing a major expansion of a key missile-manufacturing plant, said researchers who have examined new satellite imagery of the site.  The facility makes solid-fuel ballistic missiles as well as re-entry vehicles for warheads. New building didn’t appear to begin in earnest until April this year, around the time Mr. Kim shook hands…

5 killed in Maryland Newspaper Shooting [VIDEO]

A gunman opened fire at a newspaper office in Annapolis on Thursday, killing five people and gravely wounding a number of others before being taken into custody in what appeared to be one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history.  Police gave no immediate details on the gunman or the motive for the…

Immigrant Children Representing Selves in Court [VIDEO]

As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings, according to attorneys in Texas, California and Washington, D.C. “We were representing a 3-year-old in court recently who had been separated from the parents. And…

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Retiring In July [VIDEO]

SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement set off immediate reactions from both sides of the aisle on the impact of the upcoming debate to replace a justice who has traditionally been the swing vote on the bench. How is this likely to impact the ideological makeup of the court? Kennedy’s retirement could have a profound effect…

Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Defeated Crowley in Major Upset [VIDEO]

Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York, , suffered a shocking primary defeat on Tuesday, defeated by a 28-year-old political newcomer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former organizer for Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. Mr. Crowley, the No. 4 Democrat in the House, had drastically outspent his lesser-known rival to no avail, as Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign was lifted…