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Trump helps put the spotlight back on his women accusers

Donald Trump seems eager to relitigate the fight over the women who've accused him of sexual misconduct. Perhaps the political world should oblige.

And The Red States Shall Lead Them — A Steaming Heap Of Bullshit From Flyover Prophet David Brooks

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Let us dissect, examine and mock the New York Times's summary of this bullshit David Brooks thinkpiece.

Donald Trump Jr. embraces smear campaign against students who survived Parkland massacre

Donald Trump Jr. expressed his approval on Tuesday morning for a far-right smear campaign against students who survived last week’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Since the shooting, which killed 17 people at their school, the students have become outspoken advocates for gun control and fierce critics of the NRA. On his Twitter account, Trump […]

Who Was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee Law enforcement officers block off the entrance to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida T here’s nothing on the Parkland, Florida, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School website about the woman...Show More Summary

Sen. Tim Scott, NRA Beneficiary, Blames Everything But Guns For Florida School Shooting

On Fox News, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) got a friendly platform to talk up just about any response other than gun regulation after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead last week. Nobody mentioned that he’s received nearly $20,000 from the NRA since 2010. The discussion started with a clip of Sen. Show More Summary

Progressive Lessons from Cherry Hill Fire Commissioner Election

Statewide progressives can be forgiven for not having followed the Cherry Hill Fire Commissioner election last week. It was a tiny race, non-partisan, off-cycle, and limited to one community. It was also the latest effort by the South Jersey and...Read more

Trump Dating site featured man with child sex conviction

A man previously featured on the home page of a dating site geared toward supporters of President Trump has a 1995 child sex conviction on his record, a report by WRAL found this weekend. Barrett Riddleberger was convicted of indecent liberties with a minor in 1995, after videotaping himself having sex with a 15-year-old when he was […]

Justice Thomas delivers pro-gun rant just days after the Parkland shooting

Tuesday is the Supreme Court’s first day in session since a gunman walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and murdered 17 people. It’s also the day Justice Clarence Thomas picked to deliver a 14-page rant about the fact that it isn’t easier to buy guns in the United States. California law requires most […]

Why Republicans and the US mainstream keep going in opposite directions

The question is why Republicans, who ostensibly have to worry about elections, are going in one direction while the American mainstream goes in another.

A Republican candidate tried to defend his post-Parkland shooting AR-15 giveaway. It didn’t go well.

Appearing on CNN on Monday morning, Kansas Republican congressional candidate Tyler Tannahill (R) tried to defend his plan to hold an AR-15 giveaway on the heels of yet another deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida — a shooting perpetrated by a gunman who legally obtained an AR-15. Tannahill’s defense did not go well. Although Tannahill has vowed […]

‘Parody marriages,’ South Carolina’s bizarre scheme to circumvent marriage equality

A group of South Carolina state lawmakers have proposed a new bill to try to circumvent marriage equality and allow discrimination against gay, lesbian, and bi people. It would dub same-sex couples’ marriages “parody marriages,” and its reasoning is incomprehensibly bizarre. According to H. 4949, a “parody marriage” is “any form of marriage that does not […]

Michigan utility promises to give up coal in order to be ‘on the right side of history’

One of Michigan’s largest public utilities — which provides power for more than 60 percent of the state’s residents — has promised to stop burning coal completely by 2040 in an effort to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Consumers Energy president and CEO told the Associated Press that the utility accepts the consensus science on […]

Trump urges Republicans to preserve Pennsylvania gerrymandering that was ruled unconstitutional

On Monday morning, President Trump urged Pennsylvania Republicans to challenge a new map of the state’s congressional districts issued by the state supreme court after justices determined the previous map drawn by Republican lawmakers was unconstitutionally gerrymandered. Show More Summary

The far-right smear campaign against students who survived the Parkland massacre

Students who survived the gun massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have emerged as powerful advocates of gun control and fierce critics of the NRA. Now they are being targeted by a right-wing smear campaign. David Hogg, a senior at the school, was one of the first to appear on national television and demand action. […]

Mueller Corners Trump

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite FBI Director Robert Mueller listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill  S pecial Counsel Robert Mueller is methodically, brilliantly filling in pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. When complete, the puzzle will depict...Show More Summary

How Neglect of Puerto Rico Sparked a National IV Bag Shortage

(Britta Pedersen/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) W hen Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in late September, hospitals across the mainland United States already faced intermittent shortages of intravenous fluids. But the Category...Show More Summary

U.S. Officials Tell World to Ignore Trump's Tweets

Amid global anxiety about President Trump's approach to world affairs, U.S. officials had a message for a gathering of Europe's foreign policy elite this weekend: Pay no attention to the man tweeting behind the curtain. U.S. lawmakers...Show More Summary

Tuesday News: PC Police?

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

CONSERVATIVE DOTARD DEVELOPS USELESS SOLUTION FOR SCHOOL SHOOTINGS: In the wake of a shooting in Florida that left 17 high school students dead, a North Carolina legislator is encouraging people to report suspicious behavior – even if it means defying what he called the “PC police.” State Sen. Show More Summary

Tuesday Twitter roundup

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Talk about a spike in attendance. There's usually only about 20 or so people at this monthly meeting: .@MomsDemand Standing room only in Raleigh NC for our monthly meeting. We have had it with inaction from our elected officials. #NCPol #ExpectUs pic.twitter.com/8Kcx7rIdUn — Christy (@christyuclark) February 20, 2018 And as a companion Tweet to that one:

Despite reality, Trump insists he's been 'tough' on Russia

When it comes to his record on Russia, Donald Trump says we should "just look at the facts." That's a great idea. Let's do exactly that.

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