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Melania who? Trump ignores First Lady Melania, again, in France

Donald Trump and First Lady Melania arrived in Paris today, for Trump’s Bastille Day visit. And, as usual, Melania was treated as an inconvenient afterthought. In video from Trump’s initial greeting with French President Emaneul Macron and First Lady Brigitte, Melania is nowhere to be seen. In fact, she was getting out of the other […]

Trump shakes-and-yanks French First Lady’s hand

Donald Trump arrived in Paris this morning, and true to form, shaked and yanked French First Lady Brigitte Macron. Trump has been criticized before for his odd penchant for yanking the arms of whoever is shaking hands with, in an apparent show of dominance. French President Emanuel Macron famously yanked back when he first met Trump […]

Malta legalizes gay marriage

The island country of Malta today legalized marriage for gay couples. Damn. Malta is a strongly Roman Catholic country, yet only one lawmaker out of 67 opposed the same-sex marriage legislation. The Catholic archbishop was, of course, opposed, and offered one of the most hysterical reasons yet: Carobs are not oranges. Archbishop Charles Scicluna had […]

Trump did literally nothing for the past two weeks

Philip Bump with the Washington Post compiled a list of all the presidenting Donald Trump did over the past two weeks. Other than some phone calls with foreign leaders, and a meeting with Members of his cabinet, Trump did no work at all, according to his official schedule, other than three days spent in Europe […]

Fox News lied all day about Comey leaking classified info — then spent 10 seconds correcting it

Fox News repeatedly, and breathlessly, reported that former FBI Director James Comey had leaked “top secret information” in his memo about Donald Trump trying to pressure him to drop the investigation of Michael Flynn. Except it wasn’t true. How did Fox News fix this egregious day-long error? With a quick ten-second “whoopsie.” Fox News conveniently […]

Hey Donald Trump Jr: It’s the Russians stupid!

Yet another huge blockbuster story last night from the New York Times. We knew that Donald Trump Jr., Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort met with a Russian attorney last summer in the hopes of receiving damaging information about Hillary Clinton. What we did not know is that Trump Jr. was […]

Donald Trump Jr’s Russia problem

By now, you’ve likely heard this weekend’s NYT blockbuster, that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer last summer who had promised to give the Trump campaign damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr. had never before disclosed the existence of the meeting, and Trump’s staff had repeatedly denied having any meetings at […]

Polish First Lady disses Donald Trump

The Polish president Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, greeted the Trumps on their arrival in Poland. And it appears the Polish First Lady dissed the American president. More specifically, she paid homage to Trump’s wife Melania, who, as usual, was being treated by Trump as extra baggage. First, there’s Trump, the Polish president and First […]

Conservative study: Trump gender pay gap is 3x Obama’s, men paid 58% more than women

An analysis by the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute shows that the pay gap between men and women surged in the Trump White House as compared to Obama’s tenure. Under Trump, women in the White House are paid 37% less than men, men are paid 58% more than women, and women earn 63.2 cents […]

Donald Trump Jr. joins Infowars & Alt Right in defending virulent anti-Semite embraced by Trump

Donald Trump’s angry son, Don Jr., is at it again. Don Jr. regularly weighs in on Twitter to support his dad, and today’s tweets, defending a virulent anti-Semite his father embraced, are par for the course. You’ll recall last week that Trump tweeted a video of him beating up a fictitious CNN reporter. What wasn’t […]

The renewed attacks on CNN and the mainstream effort to normalize anti-Semitism

2016 was the year that virulent anti-Semitism came roaring back, enabled by social media, especially Twitter. And in 2017, we witnessed the subtle normalization of Jew-hating. I’ve written before about the neo-Nazi “Alt Right” using Twitter to systemically attack Jews, women, people of color, and LGBT people in an effort to ethnically cleanse the Internet. […]

Trump encourages violence against CNN reporters

Donald Trump today posted a tweet encouraging and promoting violence against CNN reporters. This comes on the heels of Trump spokesperson Sarah Huckabee claiming falsely that Trump has never called for violence. In fact, Trump repeatedly called for violence during the presidential campaign, and was routinely criticized for it. It also comes on the heels […]

Mika & Joe: Trump White House tried to blackmail them

There’s more fallout today over Donald Trump’s unhinged misogynist attack on “Morning Joe” cohost Mika Brzezinski yesterday. And yes, obviously we shouldn’t take our eye off the ball of health care reform. But Donald Trump’s increasingly erratic mental state is a story. And incredibly dangerous story. It needs to be discussed. You’ll recall that Trump […]

America, you elected a pig

Donald Trump is a pig. This morning, true to form, like a dementia patient with a perpetual case of reverse Sundowner’s, Trump launched a vicious and misogynist Twitter attack on “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski. Trump called Mika “low IQ” and “crazy,” and then graced us with an updated version of his disgusting “blood” attack […]

Trump to “bribe” moderate Senators to support health bill, then move bill right

The Trump White House is planning to “bribe” moderate Republican Senators with money to fight the opium crisis, to get them to support the draconian Senate Obamacare repeal bill, according to a Trump administration source who spoke with Axios’ Jonathan Swan. What’s worse, the same source says the Republicans will them move the bill even […]

Meet the courageous reporter who stood up to White House’s Sarah Huckabee yesterday

Yesterday at the White House, Atlas shrugged. More specifically, Playboy correspondent Brian Karem told White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee where she could put her neo-fascist talking points about the free press being nothing more than “fake news.” It was pretty glorious. Sadly, no one else stuck up for Karem. But it was a […]

Contribute to LGBT Members of Congress

Progressive values have never been more under attack. Please join us in showing your pride in, and support for, LGBT members of Congress with a generous donation to each of them. We’ve set up an easy contribution page where you can make one donation and have it evenly divided between Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Marc Pocan […]

GOP Sen. McConnell’s childhood Polio therapy paid for by charity

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had polio as a child, and benefited in his recovery from the charity of the others. This is an interesting fact, as Vice President Pence recently claimed that people ought to take “personal responsibility” for their own illnesses. In a 1990 political ad, McConnell mentioned his polio, and that […]

34% premium increase for older Americans under Senate GOP health care bill, with fewer benefits – per CBO

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that Americans in their 60s could see a 34% increase in health insurance premiums under the Senate Republican health care bill. What’s more, CBO says the Senate bill will cut benefits. Which means, older Americans will be paying more for less. And in fact, the bill will raise premiums for […]

It’s time for the media to give Trump a time-out

Donald Trump has again banned live coverage of today’s White House briefing. Every reporter should pick up their phone, turn on the video, and let Sean Spicer or Sarah Huckabee have them dragged out by the Secret Service. As part of his ongoing crackdown on dissent and truth, Trump has been cutting back on the […]

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