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Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair President Donald Trump recently perverted Ilhan Omar’s words as a means to stoke his Islamophobic, white supremacist base. In concert, Elan Carr, the Trump administration’s newly appointed Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating “Anti-Semitism”, revealed his true agenda, which is to target non-violent organized resistance to Israeli apartheid and genocide […]

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Weld Says He Is Seeking GOP Nomination for President in 2020

April 15, 2019           |                                       

BOSTON—Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld says he is seeking the Republican nomination against President Donald Trump in 2020. Weld said Monday in announcing his candidacy that “it is time to return to the principles of Lincoln — equality, dignity and opportunity for all.” He said, in his words, “There is no greater cause on earth […]

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Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair So the Mueller investigation is over. The official “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election” has been written, and is in the hands of Attorney General William Barr, who has issued a summary of its findings. On the core mandate of the investigation, given to […]

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Addressing American Jews on Saturday in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump casually invoked the anti-Semitic trope of dual loyalty by referring to Israel’s leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, as “your prime minister.” Donald Trump referred to Israel’s leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, as “your prime minister” in an address to a group of Jewish-American supporters on Saturday in Las […]

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Democrats File Suit Against Border Wall Spending

April 5, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the border (all times local): 5:30 p.m. House Democrats have filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing President Donald Trump from spending more money than Congress has approved to erect barriers along the southwestern border. Democrats say Trump’s attempt to transfer billions of dollars from several programs […]

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A Russiagate Requiem

April 2, 2019           |                                       

So the Mueller report is finally in, and it appears that hundreds of millions of Americans have, once again, been woefully bamboozled. Weird, how this just keeps on happening. At this point, Americans have to be the most frequently woefully bamboozled people in the entire history of woeful bamboozlement. If you didn’t know better, you’d […]

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It’s Friday at dusk on a long stretch of dirt road in Hidalgo County, Texas, about a mile north of the Rio Grande and Mexico. Orange light gleams through a single palm tree towering over hardwood mesquites. Land speculators imported palms to the Rio Grande Valley a century ago to attract white American settlers to […]

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Harris Sends Message to Democratic Old-Guard: Every Era Has Its End

March 24, 2019           |                                       

ATLANTA—California Sen. Kamala Harris sent a subtle signal to the old-guard of Democratic politics that every era has its end. At an Atlanta church service dedicated to youth Sunday, the presidential candidate compared leadership to a relay race in which each generation must ask themselves “what do we do during that period of time when […]

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Reining in the Yemen Conflict: The US Congress and War Making Powers

March 24, 2019           |                                       

We keep hearing it. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is firm on the view that the Yemen conflict should conclude. “We all want this conflict to end,” he never tires of saying. “We all want to improve the dire humanitarian situation.” Then comes the nub, poking, irritating and undeniable: “But the Trump administration fundamentally disagrees […]

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On a narrow street in Charlottesville, Virginia, James Alex Fields Jr. pressed the accelerator of his gray Dodge Challenger. Dozens of people were walking in front of him. They had come to protest Fields and hundreds of other white supremacists who’d descended on this pleasant Southern college town for the “Unite the Right” rally in August […]

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Mueller Not Recommending Any More Indictments

March 22, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation (all times local): 6:40 p.m. President Donald Trump’s lawyers want an early look at special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings before they are made public. That’s according to Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s attorney. He says Trump’s legal team hasn’t received any assurances that they’ll get the early […]

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During the 2016 election, Fox News’ then-CEO Roger Ailes warned owner Rupert Murdoch about the soon-to-be-president. “Trump gets great ratings,” Ailes said, “but if you’re not careful, he is going to end up totally controlling Fox News,” Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman reported in 2018. Ailes’ warning is borne out by a new article from The […]

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Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee—which has jurisdiction over impeachments—said Sunday that he believes President Donald Trump obstructed justice and his panel will issue document requests on Monday to dozens of people tied to Trump, including members of his family, business empire, and administration. “Tomorrow, we will be issuing document requests […]

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Eyeing 2020, White House Steps Up ‘Socialism’ Attack on Dems

March 1, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — As the White House gears up for the 2020 campaign, it’s pressing the case that Democrats are rallying behind what it’s calling the policies of “socialism.” Trying to portray Democrats as out of step with ordinary Americans, Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that […]

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WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The Florida Bar has opened an investigation into a U.S. congressman from Florida after it received a complaint about a taunting tweet he made hours before Presidnet Donald Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, testified before a U.S. […]

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