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  • GOP Congressman says agrees with Trump that Haiti is a ‘sh*thole’: ‘It’s sheet metal and garbage’
    Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said on MSNBC Tuesday night that he believed Trump’s characterization of Haiti as a “shithole” was correct. Gaetz told host Chris Hayes that he could not refute Trump’s characterization. “The conditions in Haiti are deplorable, they are disgusting. Everywhere you look in Haiti it’s sheet metal and garbage, when I […]
  • Fox News reportedly had the story about Trump’s lawyer paying off an adult film star and killed it
    Fox News is at it again. Or, rather, a CNN report Tuesday reveals once again that Fox News has been at it for a long time. During the 2016 presidential campaign, the network reportedly had its hands on a story about then-candidate Trump’s relationship with a pornographic actress named Stephanie Clifford — whose stage name […]
  • Stop talking about Trump’s weight
    President Donald Trump is a racist who, just days ago, reportedly called majority-black countries “shitholes.” He is intent on undermining the First Amendment. He is a liar and a right-wing extremist whose only major policy achievement is a tax overhaul that hikes taxes on the middle class in favor of the wealthy and large corporations. More […]
  • Wall Street’s mole at key consumer agency announces first sabotage of predatory lending rules
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau spent almost half a decade crafting modest regulations on payday lending that would have brought federal oversight to the usurious industry for the first time. But on Tuesday, acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney jerked the watchdog’s leash hard, inviting lenders across the country to apply for waivers from the new […]
  • Kentucky governor takes 480,000 of his citizens hostage in bizarre effort to extort federal courts
    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) issued a highly unusual executive order on Tuesday that would strip health care from nearly half-a-million of his state’s poorest residents if courts strike down a series of dubiously legal changes Bevin plans to make to his state’s Medicaid system. Last week, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator Seema […]
  • Trump slashes millions in aid to Palestinians as fallout from Jerusalem decision escalates
    President Trump has withheld more than half of U.S.-pledged aid to a U.N. organization for Palestinians, the Jerusalem Post reported on Tuesday. The White House informed the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) of the dramatic funding cut earlier the same day, an unnamed official told the outlet. The decision […]
  • Media coverage of Trump’s claim that he wants immigrants from ‘everywhere’ is laughable
    After facing continued blowback from last week’s reporting on his disparaging remarks about immigrants from “shithole countries,” President Donald Trump has suddenly changed course — at least in rhetoric. On Tuesday, Trump was asked by CNN’s Jim Acosta whether he wants more immigrants from Norway. He replied that he actually wants immigrants from “everywhere.” “I […]
  • Coal exec throws his weight behind a new proposal after Rick Perry’s bailout fails
    One week after federal regulators rejected Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to prop up coal and nuclear plants at the expense of natural gas and renewable energy generation, a coal industry executive threw his support behind a separate proposal by the nation’s largest electric grid operator that could force customers to pay more to support […]
  • At White House women’s event, Sarah Sanders told women to ask men for jewelry. Then things got weird.
    During a White House event on Tuesday entitled “A Conversation with the Women of America,” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders advised women to ask their husbands and boyfriends to buy them jewelry. And things got even stranger from there. Sanders plug for jewelry came after she introduced a woman named Sharon who told panelists — […]
  • In epic 9-minute speech, Cory Booker takes on Trump’s racism and white complicity
    At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, claimed that she couldn’t remember what word Trump used to describe Haiti and African countries in an Oval Office meeting last week. According to Sens. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin, Trump derided those nations as “shithole countries.” Sen. […]