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New French president shakes Trump’s hand last at NATO

During Donald Trump’s first meeting with NATO allies at the summit in Brussels this week, Trump finally met new French president Emmanuel Macron. But he had to wait a bit. In a video shared on Macron’s Twitter feed, you can see Macron approaching the gaggle of world leaders, apparently making a beeline for Trump. But then at […]

Hillary compares Trump to Nixon in Wellesley commencent

Hillary Clinton is giving the commencement address at her alma mater, Wellesely College, as I write this. In a portion of her speech reminescing on her days in college, Hillary talks about how incensed her generation was about the election of a president who ended up being impeached for obstruction of justice after firing the man […]

Sheriff Clarke ordered 6 deputies to harass plane passenger and verbal exchange

Newly-released text messages show Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke directing six sheriff deputies to stop and harass an American Airlines passenger for having had a verbal altercation with Clarke on board a flight. Clarke recently claimed he has been chosen for a senior position at Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security. In the text, Clarke tells his deputies […]

GOP US House candidate Gianforte still hasn’t apologized 24 hours after assaulting reporter

It’s been nearly 24 hours since GOP US House candidate from Montana, Greg Gianforte, brutally assaulted Ben Jacobs, a reporter with the Guardian newspaper, in front of three witnesses while Jacobs was recording audio of the attack. And in all that time, Gianforte has still not apologize to Jacobs for sending him to the hospital. This […]

Trump shoves NATO leader to get better spot in photo

Donald Trump today shoved a fellow NATO leader in order to position himself better for a group photo. Sadly, I’m not making this up. And here’s the video: Did Trump just shove another NATO leader to be in the front of the group? — Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) May 25, 2017 With the election of […]

GOP US House candidate, Montanan Greg Gianforte, caught on tape violently assaulting reporter

Republican US House candidate for the special election in Montana this week, Greg Gianforte, attacked a reporter with the Guardian newspaper tonight, body slamming him to the ground, and breaking his glasses, for simply asking the candidate about the CBO analysis of the House GOP health care bill. The reporter had to subsequently be treated […]

CBO: 23 million lose insurance under House GOP health bill

The Congressional Budget Office analysis of the Republican health care bill passed recently by the US House of Representatives, shows that 23 million people will lose health insurance under the GOP bill over a ten-year period. Premiums will also go up for people with pre-existing conditions, and even people without pre-existing conditions may pay more […]

Trump divulged secret location of US nuclear subs to Philippine president

A recently released transcript of Donald Trump’s April 29 phone call with Philippine strongman Rodrigo Duterte shows that Trump told Duterte that the US had moved two nuclear submarines to the vicinity of North Korea. The location of US subs — which are built to be stealthy, that’s the entire nature of their deterrent capability […]

Trump Commerce Secretary brags about lack of protests in Saudi Arabia, where it’s illegal

Donald Trump’s Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, bragged this morning on CNBC about how there wasn’t a single protester throughout their entire trip in Saudi Arabia. “There was not a single hint of a protester anywhere there during the whole time we were there. Not one guy with a bad placard.” And there’s a reason for […]

Melania angrily slaps Trump’s hand away in Israel

Melania Trump angrily slapped away her husband’s hand when getting off Air Force once in Israel today. In the video below, you can clearly see Trump reach out for Melania’s hand — she flicks it away. The women I know immediately recognized what was happening. “She’s angry,” I was told. “They clearly had a fight, and […]

Notre Dame grads walk out of VP Pence’s commencement speech

A large group of graduates walked out of Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement speech today at Notre Dame University. Pence’s politics is extreme religious right, which includes being a virulent homophobia. While Pence is far slicker than Trump — Pence is an experienced, polished politician — his politics are pure Jerry Falwell. So it’s perhaps […]

Trump just curtsied to the Saudi King

Conservative media is crowing that unlike President Obama, Donald Trump did not “bow” to the Saudi King. And they’re right. He curtsied. Did Trump curtsy to the King of Saudi Arabia? — Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) May 20, 2017 With the election of Donald Trump, AMERICAblog’s independent journalism and activism is more needed than ever. […]

Trump told Russians Comey firing linked to Russia probe. Trump called Comey a “nutjob.”

Donald Trump admitted to the Russians earlier this month that he fired FBI Director Comey because of the pressure the Russia probe was putting on him, according to the NYT. In an effort to explain Trump’s words, White House press secretary Sean Spicer today backed up Trump’s assertion that it was the Russia probe that […]

Republicans twice as likely to find interracial marriage “bad”

PEW Research Center has a new poll on interracial marriage that shows Republicans are twice as likely as Democrats to find interracial marriage “a bad thing.” 12% of Republicans found it a bad thing, while 6% of Democrats felt the same. Just as interesting, 49% of Democrats found interracial marriage “a good thing,” while only […]

Comey found “disgusting” Trump’s efforts to compromise him

Benjamin Wittes over at Lawfare blog, an invaluable site for analyzing the impact of the law on politics, wrote a fascinating story yesterday about his friend, former FBI Director James Comey. Specifically, Wittes wrote about Comey’s ongoing “disgust” over Donald Trump’s incessant efforts to make Comey his guy. An effort inimical to the FBI’s status as […]

It’s time to Resist Everywhere

I want to let you know about a new Resistance group I am partnering with and advising: Resist Everywhere PAC. Resist Everywhere is bringing together creative and hard-hitting online and on-the-ground activists from around the country. Our goal: To make sure there are no more “safe seats” for Republicans who vote against the interests of […]

BREAKING: DOJ appoints special counsel to investigate Russia-Trump

The Department of Justice has just appointed a special counsel to investigate Russia’s involvement in our election, and any collusion by Trump and his associates. The investigation will be led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was originally appointed director by George W. Bush, and then asked to remain on the job for another […]

I’m with Lawrence O’Donnell — add your name

Longtime MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell is in danger of losing his show when his contract ends in early June. Show your public support for Lawrence and his show — add your name to the petition and tell MSNBC that you’re with Lawrence. While contract negotiations have finally begun (very late, which is a bad sign), […]

Comey: Trump asked me to kill Flynn probe

The NYT is reporting that Donald Trump asked then- FBI Director James Comey to kill the FBI’s investigation of former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The FBI was investigating Flynn, among other reasons, because of his having lied about secret conversations he had with the Russian ambassador during the presidential transition. Trump asked Comey […]

Trump “accidentally” revealed highly-classified info to Russians

The Washington Post just broke a huge story that Donald Trump revealed highly-classified information to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister last week, violating an agreement with a key US ally, and putting at risk the source of that information in the Middle East. In a nutshell, Trump went “off script” and started bragging to […]

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