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Hardball August 22 2017

Chris Matthews and a panel of guests discuss the political news of the day.

Twitter reacts to Trump's classy Phoenix rant on immigrants, the media, and a man fighting cancer

Donald Trump went to Phoenix Tuesday to remind America of one thing first and foremost—he’s a total ass, or as former GOP Congressman David Jolly put it: x Trump slights McCain in AZ the week he's undergoing cancer treatment. Can't spell POTUS without P.O.S. Show More Summary

Open Thread: More “Nuremberg in the Desert”

From the beginning of the rally… In this 15+ minute rehashing of remarks – no mention that Trump blamed "both sides" for violence, which was a critical piece. — Ali Vitali (@alivitali) August 23, 2017 The message of this speech is that the media committed the greatest Charlottesville-related crimes, and the victim was Donald J. […]

ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee taken off UVA game due to name

ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee will not work Virginia's season opener because of recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by the decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. … Click to Continue »

ALT-LEFT DEMOCRATS Attack Police Outside Trump Rally: FBN Anchor Screams “Holy Sht!” (VIDEO)

Alt-Left protesters attacked police outside the Trump rally in Phoenix on Tuesday. The alt-left hurled bottles at police — so... The post ALT-LEFT DEMOCRATS Attack Police Outside Trump Rally: FBN Anchor Screams “Holy Sht!” (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Thoughts on Trump's Speech

Let me try to take some stock of President Trump’s speech. There were a lot of random weird asides through the speech, some of which I flagged in real time. One example: In the course of defending himself on Charlottesville he gave a shout-out to CNN Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord who was recently fired for using a Nazi slogan in a Twitter fight. Show More Summary

'VERY PRESIDENTIAL': Trump applauds himself for not naming John McCain and Jeff Flake as he railed against them

President Donald Trump threw darts at members of his own party on Tuesday night during a fiery campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona. In remarks about his party's failed attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare, Trump lamented that Republicans were "one vote away" from passing a bill, and hinted that Sen. Show More Summary

Trump hints he'll pardon convicted Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Lawrence O'Donnell, Marielena Hincapié, and Ron Klain react to President Donald Trump's announcement at an Arizona rally about convicted ex-Sheriff Joe...

Trump special adviser Carl Icahn mired in self-dealing scandal

Rachel Maddow explains how Donald Trump's Special Adviser on Regulator Reform oversaw a part of the market that ultimately benefited him to the tune of...

ROGER KIMBALL: While They Rage, Trump Builds. “Doubtless there are many things to criticize about …

ROGER KIMBALL: While They Rage, Trump Builds. “Doubtless there are many things to criticize about Donald Trump. But being racist isn’t among those things. What infuriates his critics—but at the same time affords them so many opportunities to bathe in the gratifying fluid of their putative moral superiority—is that Trump refuses to collude in the […]

Trump tells Phoenix crowd Joe Arpaio will be ‘just fine’

President Donald Trump suggested to the crowd gathered for a campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona Tuesday night that he may pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a former anti-immigrant law enforcement official who was found guilty of racially profiling Latinos and other immigrants during his tenure. “Was Sheriff Joe convicted for doing his job?” Trump teasingly asked […]

Trump risks obstruction charge pressuring McConnell on Russia...

Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether Donald Trump's reported pressuring of Mitch McConnell on the Trump Russia...

Open Thread - Are You 'Above Average'?

If you say you're above average, does that mean you're not? Open thread below...

Lawrence calls out Trump's Charlottesville lie at Arizona rally

Tonight at a rally in Arizona, Donald Trump read back part of his statement about Charlottesville – but failed to include the portion in which he condemned...

Trump again signals he'll pardon Joe Arpaio — but not yet

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday again signaled his willingness to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge's order in an immigration case. But he told a downtown rally of supporters that he wouldn't do it quite yet. "So was Sheriff Joe was convicted for doing his job?" Trump asked. Show More Summary

THEY’RE LUCKY HE DIDN’T KILL THEM HIMSELF, BY HAND: Mattis Just Took an Unannounced Trip to ISIS’s …

THEY’RE LUCKY HE DIDN’T KILL THEM HIMSELF, BY HAND: Mattis Just Took an Unannounced Trip to ISIS’s Doorstep to Personally Tell Them They’re About to Die.

Trump Administration reverses ban on plastic water bottles in America’s national parks. ‘Corporate agenda is king,’ say environmentalists

Yellowstone park. Credit: Pixabay, tpsdave. In 2011, America’s national parks said farewell to plastic water bottles that had been polluting the nation’s supposedly pristine area. It wasn’t for good though. In yet another decision that goes against common sense, President Trump has lifted the six-year ban on plastic bottles inside national parks. The decision is [...]Show More Summary

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