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Manafort was under investigation before, during and after his time working for Trump—for good reason

Paul Manafort was under surveillance by the FISA court before, during, and after his six months as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. That wasn’t because President Obama both hated Donald Trump and somehow knew that Manafort would sign onto the Trump campaign. Show More Summary

Trump points to 'long gas lines' in North Korea that don't exist

When Donald Trump said there are "long gas lines" in North Korea, he probably didn't realize most North Koreans don't have cars.

Senators vote to confirm pro-drilling Alaskan to Interior Department

The Trump administration continues to push forward with plans to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee gave those plans a boost Tuesday, voting to confirm a drilling advocate as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management. Over the course of his career, […]

The President of the United States is regularly manipulated by Twitter bots

On Sunday, President Trump again infuriated progressives by retweeting a GIF from a user named Fuctupmind showing him hitting Hillary Clinton with a golf ball and knocking her over. He also retweeted a series of memes from an account called Team_Trump45, who had previously posted that Obama should get his “goddamn Muslim feet off President […]

9/28 in Belmar: Jim Keady Town Hall, Talking Opioids

Here’s something I think is a great idea. We talk about how party and candidates don’t show up much until campaign season, and then mostly to ask for money. I have unending sympathy for the permanent campaign House members have...Read more

Congressional members, leaders arrested in Trump Tower protest demanding clean DREAM Act vote

A group of ten protesters—including Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva,  Illinois Congressman  Luis Gutiérrez, New York Congressman Rep. Adriano Espaillat, and New York City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito—were among the immigrant...Show More Summary

Huntsman: 'No Question' Russia Meddled in Election

Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Russia, took a firm stance against Russia and its interference in the 2016 presidential election during his confirmation hearing Tuesday. "There is no question -- underline no question -- that the Russia government interfered with the U.S. Show More Summary

Lindsay Graham brags about his shockingly cynical strategy to repeal Obamacare

Speaking at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) discussed his bill to repeal Obamacare, which is quickly gaining momentum. In his remarks, Graham admitted that his strategy was largely based on redistributing large sums of money from large Democratic-led states like California, New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland to states that are more […]

Climate scientists predicted the rise in super-hurricanes like Maria, Irma, and Harvey

Hurricane Maria, currently on a collision course with Puerto Rico, intensified explosively in one day from a Category 1 storm to Category 5 superstorm. The Prime Minister of Dominica said Tuesday that Maria caused “mind boggling” devastation when it tore through his island nation. “As [we] see storms like Irma and now Maria intensify from tropical […]

Ten governors, including four Republicans, urge McConnell to ditch Graham-Cassidy bill

Ten governors—Democratic, Republican, and independent—have written to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asking him not to hold a vote on Graham-Cassidy, the latest Republican effort to gut health coverage, and instead "renew support...Show More Summary

Idiot: Trump Won Because Liberals Chicks Won’t Bone Down With Jerk Republican Men

It is really hard to not see this whole thing as a very public beg for liberal women to fuck Jerrod Laber.

Bill O'Reilly Claims Sexual Harrassment Charges Were 'A Hit Job'

Bill O'Reilly told NBC's The TODAY Show that he did nothing wrong, attacked his accuser and claimed Fox News just made a business decision to let him go. Nothing to see here, just move along. When host Matt Lauer asked O'Reilly what he exact reason was for his dismissal at Fox News, Bill started off with a whopper. "There was no reason. Show More Summary

Elite Frozen Food Fortune Heir Blasts 'Hollywood Elites' For Being Mean To Trump

All day Monday, Fox News was very, very angry at how mean Hollywood was at the Emmys to Donald Trump. They fumed about it all day, from Fox and Friends through Hannity. But Tucker Carlson's rant might just be the most ironic, given that...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Hurricane Maria, Uday Trump Jr., and snakes

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is What if we talked about white poverty the way we talk about black poverty? From the Prime Minister of Dominica, horrifying news on the impact of Hurricane Maria: x Heartbreaking statement from Roosevelt...Show More Summary

Trump’s U.N. speech had more than a few glaring inaccuracies

In a speech delivered Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump made a number of claims and assertions as he once again established his support for an “America First” approach to foreign policy and the world. “I will always put America first just like you, the leaders of your countries, should put […]

Strong earthquake strikes Mexico City as season of disasters continues

A powerful earthquake, tentatively fixed at a magnitude of 7.1, has hit near Mexico City. The epicenter appears to be southeast of the capital near Raboso.  Early reports indicate that there is widespread damage and fires burning inShow More Summary

White House all in for repeal; Pence to tell Senate GOP: 'This is the moment'; McCain wavering?

Donald Trump and Mike Pence are revved up for repeal and have been working the phones to get the 50 Senate votes necessary so Pence can cast the tie-breaker, according to Tuesday's traveling press pool report. Perhaps most importantly, South Carolina Sen. Show More Summary

How America can respond to the ‘whitelash’

Deeply disturbed by the violent racial unrest in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, Tom Perriello, a former congressman and State Department diplomat, recently called for a statewide Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This is an idea whose time has come, not just for Virginia but the entire nation. If done properly and well, a commission of […]

How’s the job-based insurance marketplace doing? Better than Obamacare, a new study finds

When health care is talked about on the national stage, it’s largely been centered on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual and small group marketplace, which roughly affects 7 percent of United States residents. But what is the state of insurance for people who have employer-based health insurance? Annual premiums for more than 150 million […]

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