The End of Trump and the End of Days

To listen to Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders, the tax overhaul that Trump just signed into law is no mere plutocratic folly. It’s “Armageddon” (Pelosi’s actual word). Their opposition is righteous, but how will millions of voters who notice smaller withholdings from their paychecks and more money …

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How Trump Uses His Power to Craft Abusive Relationships

I hadn’t realized that they are now twenty woman on the record using their real names who have accused Donald Trump of one form or another of unwanted sexual contact, until I saw that Mother Jones had updated their list. Some of these accusations are more egregious and serious than others, but if I …

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ROYAL SNUB: Prince Harry May Invite OBAMAS, Not Trump to UK Wedding

British royal Prince Harry and his American-born fiancé reportedly want former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama to attend his high-profile wedding next year, further straining relations between UK Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump. According to Fox News, the soon-to-be …

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Trump is mad at Jeff Sessions for taking the job Trump offered him

From the hiring (and firing) of former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, the departure of former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, the home of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort being raided by the FBI, or the devastating health care …

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Why Trump's Golf Habit Is the Ultimate Metaphor for His Bizarre Presidency

By Monday evening, all the presents under the hulking tree at Mar-a-Lago had presumably been unwrapped, and hours had gone by since First Lady Melania Trump posted a Santa-themed selfie wishing America a merry Christmas. As the day’s festivities wound down, Donald Trump already had a mind …

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GOP Congressman says it's time to 'purge' FBI of anti-Trump elements

Florida GOP Rep. Francis Rooney said Tuesday he wants leaders at the Department of Justice and the FBI to “purge” officials he says are politically biased against President Trump. “People need a good, clean government,” Rooney said in an interview on MSNBC. In recent weeks, Republicans have …

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Military poised to accept transgender troops, despite Trump tweets, as courts block ban

Barring last-minute intervention by the Supreme Court, the military’s ban on enlisting transgender troops is set to fall next week, despite President Trump’s tweets. If so, it would be the rare instance of a major change in U.S. military policy that takes place despite the opposition of the commander in chief.

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Trump administration eases rule against killing birds

10, before President Trump’s inauguration, Interior had issued an opinion declaring that operators could face legal liability for the incidental deaths of birds ensnared by uncovered oil-waste pits or unmarked transmission lines. The law in question, enacted in 1918, makes it illegal to “pursue, hunt, take, …

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My New Year's wish for Trump

Hillsboro, Ohio. Backers of President Trump are routinely challenged by his critics to defend their support on a line-item basis. It’s like being audited by an IRS agent determined to nail you for cheating, the difference being that IRS audits eventually end. Many Trump voters need nothing more to justify …

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Trump Criticizes FBI Deputy Director as He Plans Retirement

Republicans charge that an anti-Trump bias exists in the bureau’s ranks, citing the campaign donations to McCabe’s wife and, more recently, the release of hundreds of text messages between FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page. Strzok and Page used words like “idiot” …

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FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to retire next year following Trump, GOP criticism

WASHINGTON — FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who has become lightning rod for criticism of the bureau from President Trump and other Republicans, is expected to leave the bureau early next year after he is eligible for retirement, an official said Saturday. The official spoke to USA TODAY …

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Trump Escalates His Attacks Against FBI Officials

President Trump singled out two FBI officials by name Saturday afternoon, as Republicans have intensified their efforts to discredit the special counsel investigation into links between the Trump campaign and what intelligence agencies have said was a Russian effort to sway the 2016 election to Trump.

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Bit by bit, Trump is taking apart the New Deal's glorious legacy

From the first, Donald Trump has followed an authoritarian playbook, beginning with his rejection of objective reality. Forced early on to defend the assertion that the crowd at Trump’s inauguration was the biggest ever witnessed, presidential spokesperson Kellyanne Conway explained that the …

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Trump reacts to reports of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's retirement

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump reacted to reports Saturday about the coming retirement of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who has been buffeted by attacks from the president and his Republican allies over alleged anti-Trump bias in the agency, by repeating falsehoods …

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Tweet From Donald Trump About How Obama Spent Christmas Comes Back To Bite Him

Donald Trump spent the majority of Obama’s presidency taking potshots at the sitting President for everything, including — no, especially — the little things. For example, Trump launched his political career with the thoroughly debunked and dog-whistle-racist campaign to disprove Obama’s American …

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Trump suggested Haitian immigrants to US 'all have AIDS,' says a report that White House denies

According to six officials who attended or were briefed about the meeting, Trump began reading aloud from a document on immigration, which his domestic policy adviser, Stephen Miller, had given him just before the meeting. The document listed how many immigrants had received visas to enter the …

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Trump's tweets take aim at top FBI officials

Former FBI Director James Comey defended the bureau’s recently reassigned top lawyer and suggested the move was political. “Sadly, we are now at a point in our political life when anyone can be attacked for partisan gain,” Comey tweeted Friday night. Comey, who was fired by Trump earlier this year, …

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Did Trump Put 'Make America Great Again' on Presidential Challenge Coins?

The once-subtle coins now feature the president’s campaign slogan (“Make America Great Again”) and bear Trump’s name in three in places (in contrast with tokens from past administrations, on which previous Presidents’ names appeared just once each). Past versions of the coins have been imprinted …

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Trump slams FBI leadership in series of tweets

On the second day of his winter break in Florida, President Donald Trump took square aim at the leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a series of tweets Saturday. “How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary …

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Trump tweets target FBI deputy director after reports of retirement plans

Terry McAuliffe, a close friend of Hillary Clinton, donated almost half a million dollars to Jill McCabe through his political organization. Later, Andrew McCabe would help oversee the Clinton email investigation. Trump also tweeted about reports that the deputy FBI director intends to retire in early 2018.

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