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Republican propaganda efforts reach a new, alarming level

What happens when there's a far-right "news" source that's literally an extension of the Republican Party?

Roger Ailes Thought Obama Had An Operative Inside Fox News And Obsessed Over Outing The Mole

oe Lindsley, once so close to Roger Ailes that he was reportedly dubbed “Ailes Jr.” but was later the target of Ailes' vindictiveness once he broke away, has written a roman à clef about their relationship. But the Politico article about...Show More Summary

Donald Trump goes to the UN to explain how 'America First' is what the world needs

Today is the day that Donald Trump has to make the ultimate sacrifice. He must stand in front of cheap 12 inch marble tiles at the United Nations to tell other world leaders that they need to be like Trump. In his first address to the...Show More Summary

GOP's new health care repeal bill even worse than the last one, yet it's gaining steam

It's still hard to believe that we're doing this drill again, but we are and the stakes are even higher. In fact, the bill authored by Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham threatens to throw more people off health care than...Show More Summary

Trump’s campaign chairman was reportedly wiretapped. This does not ‘vindicate’ Trump.

On Monday night, CNN broke news that federal agents wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort during stretches of time both before and after the 2016 election, including early this year — “a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump.” Not only does CNN’s report suggest there could be records of […]

Trump lawyer: Moscow Trump Tower 'solely a real estate deal'

WASHINGTON (AP) — An abandoned proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more," the personal lawyer for President Donald Trump told congressional staff...Show More Summary

Trump lawyer tells Senate panel that proposal for Trump Tower in Moscow was 'solely a real estate deal and nothing more'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump lawyer tells Senate panel that proposal for Trump Tower in Moscow was 'solely a real estate deal and nothing more'

Understanding What Was Happening in Late Spring 2016

Here’s another perspective on last night’s Manafort news. I explained last night that at least two members of Trump’s team were being surveilled last year under FISA warrants over ties to suspected Russian intelligence operatives. But there’s another dimension of this. Read More ?

Tuesday News: Stacking the courts

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

NC GOP CONVENES COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL GERRYMANDERING TODAY: A House committee discussing redrawing voting districts for trial court judges and district attorneys holds its second meeting Tuesday. A wholesale redraw hasn't occurred in more than 60 years. Show More Summary

Rob Reiner, David Frum Announce Nonpartisan Commission To Investigate Russia

CNN's New Day had David Frum and Rob Reiner on to discuss their new joint project, a non-partisan Committee To Investigate Russia. Alysin Camerota asked Reiner how he got involved. "Well, I mean, it occurred to me that, you know, we've heard this cliche our whole lives. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan really hopes Senate Republicans give him one more shot at destroying health care

If Republicans can ram their latest assault on health care through the Senate, the House will face a take-it-or-leave-it situation, since the Senate’s ability to pass a bill with just 51 votes ends on September 30. But even though the...Show More Summary

On health care, Republicans are prepared to govern in the dark

Republican leaders have a choice between governing responsibly, with a full understanding of their bill's consequences, or legislating in the dark.

Oh, Did Something Happen With Trump-Russia Last Night? Wonkagenda For Tues., Sept., 19, 2017

Trump goes to the UN, Son of Zombie TrumpCare lurches forward, and Hillary Clinton has some advice. Your morning news brief.

Republicans rush to destroy healthcare with 'cruel' bill that smashes both ACA and Medicaid

Donald Trump and the Republicans are so fixated on blowing up everything that Barack Obama touched, that they don’t give any thought to how many people are caught in the explosion. While it may have seemed that their efforts to annihilate...Show More Summary

Tuesday Twitter roundup

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

The attacks against Obamacare aren't over yet: Cassidy-Graham is as bad as previous health bills. Let's tell NC Senators we want better! Tillis: (202) 224-6342 Burr: (202) 224-3154 #ncpol pic.twitter.com/J0Is6dZylb — Kevin Rogers (@kevinjohnrogers) September 18, 2017 Make the calls. It probably won't sway these two very much, but you never know.

Bring Out the Toys

President Trump has signaled he would like to hold a military parade on Pennsylvania Avenue out front of the White House next July 4th to show off American military might. The parade would include tanks, jet fighters and other heavy armaments for public display through the streets of the national capital. Show More Summary

Scarborough To Trump Staffers: Talk To Mueller, Trump Can't Help You

Morning Joe regulars discussed last night's bombshell New York Times report that Paul Manafort was told he would be indicted in the Mueller probe. "You know Bob Mueller and from the very beginning, you told us Mueller does not play around," Joe Scarborough said to Mike Barnicle. "He is the antithesis of everything Donald Trump is. Show More Summary

Low Energy Propaganda. But It's a Racket

This may be too obscure and low energy to hold the commanding heights of our attention. But the National Governors Association has launched a ‘news’ publication dubbed the Free Telegraph which will publish praise for Republican governors and negative portrayals of Democratic governors.

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