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Deutsche Bank Buried Kushner And Trump's Suspicious 2016 Money Transfers To R... - 19 May 2019 at 3:44pm -

Suspicious transactions between Jared Kushner and Russia in the summer of 2016 at precisely the same time Russia was embarking on a mission to get Donald Trump elected were not reported as suspicious to federal authorities by Deutsche Bank, according to a jaw-dropping New York Times report.

The story involves a whistleblower by the name of Tammy McFadden, a former anti-money laundering specialist at Deutsche Bank, who says she was fired for flagging the transactions as suspicious activity.

In the summer of 2016, Deutsche Bank?s software flagged a series of transactions between Kushner's company and Russia, according to the report.

Ms. McFadden, a longtime anti-money laundering specialist in Deutsche Bank?s Jacksonville office, said she had reviewed the transactions and found that money had moved from Kushner Companies to Russian individuals. She concluded that the transactions should be reported to the government ? in part because federal regulators had ordered Deutsche Bank, which had been caught laundering billions of dollars for Russians, to toughen its scrutiny of potentially illegal transactions.

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Roe Is Going Down, Google Is Free, And White Women Need To Use It - 19 May 2019 at 2:15pm -

Lizz Winstead is a much nicer human being than I am. Let's just stipulate that right up front.

Winstead is co-creator of The Daily Show, and (to me) even more importantly, is founder of Lady Parts Justice League. As the sole white woman on Joy's panel discussion of the simultaneously psychotic and pathetic Republican march towards eliminating the protections of Roe v. Wade, Winstead offered the following advice to people wondering how they can help.

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Tom Cotton Says Rape Victims Shouldn't Have Right To Abortion: 'I Recognize N... - 19 May 2019 at 2:08pm -

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Sunday suggested that women who become pregnant through rape or incest should not have the right to abortions.

In an interview on Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd noted that Cotton's state of Arkansas and several others are passing draconian restrictions that effectively outlaw abortions in many cases.

"When do you think the fetus has constitutional rights?" Todd asked.

Cotton declined to directly answer the question although he is on record voting for a bill that would force judges to treat fetuses like people.

"When does a fetus have constitutional rights in your mind?" Todd asked again.

"Chuck, what I want to find in this debate is area where we can agree on what we should do if a civil society," Cotton replied. "If a baby can survive outside of its mother?s womb in a NICU as the amazing doctors are able to do at 22, 20 weeks, then we should protect that life."

Todd pressed Cotton about why he has not supported an anti-abortion bill that protect a woman's right to have the procedure if she is the victim of rape or incest.

"I personally believe that life does begin at conception," Cotton insisted. "That?s the standard that most Republicans who have held the presidency in modern times held as well. They understand there are certain tragic cases like rape or incest or when a mother?s life is in danger that we ought to an account for. That was the position that Ronald Reagan has as well."

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Let?s Flip This Question Around - 19 May 2019 at 1:16pm -

I’ve been in endless debate (as many of you likely are) about the Democratic presidential primary field and who is...

Jim Jordan Claims Ignorance Of OSU Sexual Abuse, But 22 Other Coaches Knew - 19 May 2019 at 1:05pm -

Rep Jim Jordan has been embroiled in an ugly sex scandal while he was a coach at Ohio State University for a long time now. Many student-athletes publicly stated that Jordan and others knew the team doctor was sexually abusing them and did nothing.

Jordan claimed he had no knowledge of his actions at the time.

The law firm Perkins Coie was brought on to do an independent investigation. Friday, they issued their final report on this sex scandal. They documented 177 sexual assaults over a period of 20 years, from 1978-1998. Luckily for Jordan, they could not find any documented evidence against the members of the OSU coaching staff, but they very clearly stated:

Athletes said they openly discussed Strauss' behavior in front of the coaching staff, and 22 coaches "confirmed to the Investigative Team they were aware of rumors and/or complaints about Strauss, dating back to the late 1970s and extending into the mid-1990s."

Did Jim Jordan never speak to any of the other members of the coaching staff, ever? This was not some tightlipped secret since almost an entire baseball team of coaches were aware of what was happening to the athletes under their care. Strauss was a monster who eventually killed himself.

But in TrumpWorld, aided by the whitewashing of the Mueller report by William Barr, Rep. Jordan claimed he's been totally vindicated.

This is absurd.

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Bakari Sellers Hammers Santorum On Obstruction: 'The President Is Not Above T... - 19 May 2019 at 1:04pm -

Following the reports over the weekend that there's finally a single crack in the Republican dam of Trump support with Michigan GOP Rep. Justin Amash breaking from his party, and calling for Trump's impeachment, CNN regular and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was one of the first out of the gate to deliver his party's talking points in response.

According to Santorum, Amash is an outlier who never liked Trump, and pretending that impeaching someone who is as extremely unpopular as Trump would be just like the Republicans and their overreach when they impeached Bill Clinton over lying about sex. Thankfully his fellow guest on this Sunday's State of the Union, Bakari Sellers, reminded everyone why the scenario during the Nixon days is the more likely scenario we're going to see play out if Democrats do start impeachment hearings.

Sellers was asked about spineless Mitt Romney's interview earlier that same hour, and the fact that the Republican controlled Senate will never, ever vote to impeach Trump, and Sellers laid out very plainly what the question is for all members of Congress if they refuse to act in the face of such blatant criminality.

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Is Trump About To Pardon U.S. Soldiers Convicted Of War Crimes? - 19 May 2019 at 11:58am -

What bit of dystopian f*ckery is this? Pardoning war criminals??

No words.

Source: The Guardian

Donald Trump has asked for files to be prepared on pardoning several US military members accused of or convicted of war crimes, including one slated to stand trial on charges of shooting unarmed civilians while in Iraq, the New York Times reported.

Trump has frequently expressed interest in such cases, which have become causes célèbre among Republicans and rightwing media including Fox News.

Earlier this month he pardoned Matthew Behenna, a former US soldier who was convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner.

According to the Times, which cited two unnamed US officials, Trump requested the immediate preparation of paperwork needed, indicating he is considering pardons for the men around Memorial Day on 27 May.

Assembling pardon files normally takes months but the justice department has pressed for the work to be completed before the holiday weekend, one of the officials said.

One request is for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher of the Navy Seals, who is scheduled to stand trial in coming weeks on charges of shooting unarmed civilians and killing an enemy captive with a knife while deployed in Iraq.

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Even Fox 'News' Viewers Aren't Fooled By William Barr - 19 May 2019 at 11:50am -

The new Attorney General can't even fool loyal Fox News viewers. A wide margin of voters disapprove of the job Barr is doing, in spite of their best efforts to prop William Barr up.

For over a year, the Fox News Channel has been promoting a "deep state conspiracy" against Trump led by Robert Mueller and his team of Hillary Clinton supporters. According to Fox, they were aided by the FBI, who used illegal FISA warrants and whatnot.

Which is why it's shocking to me that in the new Fox News poll, Robert Mueller has a much higher approval rating than Donald Trump or William Barr.

A large majority of those polled view Barr's behavior as Attorney General negatively and described him as "covering up" for Donald Trump. Fox "News" viewers!

William Barr has tainted whatever legacy he once held as a former Attorney General. Now even the Fox News public sees right through his charade.



Trump Aims His Twitter Finger At 'Lightweight' Rep. Amash - 19 May 2019 at 11:31am -

Donald is very unhappy that a Republican refuses to kiss his ring, instead lashing out at "lightweight" Rep. Justin Amash for reading the Mueller report and stating the obvious: Trump is a criminal who should be impeached.

Never a fan of @justinamash, a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy. If he actually read the biased Mueller Report, ?composed? by 18 Angry Dems who hated Trump,....

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019

Trump calls out Amash as "a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy" before going on to once again sing his usual "no collusion, no obstruction" chorus.



Mitt Romney Is 'Troubled' By Mueller Report, Refuses To Call For Impeachment - 19 May 2019 at 10:43am -

Here's Utah Sen. Mitt Romney proving once again why he's not the profile in courage our media loves to pretend he is. Romney told CNN's Jake Tapper he was "troubled" by a lot of what he read in the Mueller report, and called his fellow Republican Justin Amash "courageous" for his call for Trump's impeachment, but like the rest of the spineless jellyfish in their party, wasn't willing to back him up.

Utah Senator and one-time Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday said fellow Republican lawmaker, Congressman Justin Amash was "courageous" for publicly stating his belief that President Donald Trump had "engaged in impeachable conduct," but that he didn't believe in moving forward with the process of removing the president from office.

Amash issued a lengthy Twitter statement Saturday, claiming that after reading the full report on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and possible obstruction of justice by the president, that Trump had indeed taken actions worthy of impeachment.

Appearing on CNN's State of the Union Sunday, Romney ? one of the few prominent Republicans who has been openly critical of Trump ? could not get behind Amash's apparent call for impeachment.

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Donald Trump Brags That He Unleashed A Cyber Attack On Russia In 2018 - 19 May 2019 at 10:39am -

In an interview with FOX Propaganda News* that is set to air tonight, Donald Trump claims that he authorized a cyber attack against Russia during the 2018 midterm elections.

He was asked by Steve Hilton: ?It?s been reported this year that you personally authorized a cyber attack on Russia around the time of the midterms last year in order to stop them meddling in the midterm election."

Trump responded: ?Well, I?d rather not say that. But you can believe that the whole thing happened and it happened during my administration.?

Hilton responded: ?But why wouldn?t you talk about that??

Trump, ever the idiot, said: ?Well you know intelligence, they say ?please don?t talk about that."

Deep sigh. If there is anyone who knows about intelligence, or lack of it, it is this useful idiot.

He ended with a dig at the Obama Deep State Witchhunt 49 Angry Hillary Obama Comey Mueller Loving Democrats Who Know Nothing About Anything And Just Hate Your Favorite President, Me, King Donald Big Hands Trump, by saying: "But you know sometimes intelligence is good. Sometimes you look at Comey, you look at Brennan ? I?m supposed to believe that intelligence??

Donald Trump, a man with the IQ of a head of lettuce, mocking anyone else's IQ is beyond pathetic. You know what is the opposite of intelligent? Admitting on tv that your committed a cyberattack against another nation.

Good job, sparky.



Josh?s Reading List No. 11 - 18 May 2019 at 2:44pm - New Reading List. How a Newspaper War in New Orleans Ended: With a Baked Alaska and Layoffs U.S. ambassador to...

What?s Going on With Mike Flynn? - 18 May 2019 at 1:04pm -

This has just bubbled up in the last day. But this news about Mike Flynn and top House Trumper Matt...

Must Read - 18 May 2019 at 10:52am - Please don’t miss this new Tierney Sneed piece on emails showing Ginni Thomas, wife of Justice Thomas, directly involved in...

On Biden?s Big Poll Lead - 17 May 2019 at 3:11pm - Former Vice President Joe Biden has so far maintained his wide lead over the rest of the Democratic field. That’s...

The Talking Points Are Identical - 17 May 2019 at 1:35pm - On Fox News Friday, contributor Katie Pavlich took umbrage at the suggestion that Attorney General Bill Barr is just ?repeating...

18 Angry Democrats - 17 May 2019 at 12:57pm -

TPM Reader AB is not happy … “Some Democrats are once again looking to special counsel Robert Mueller for salvation,...

Perfect Storm, Part II - 17 May 2019 at 11:20am -

One of the particular characteristics of the Trump presidency is the way Trump consistently creates drama – some by design,...

Out in the Open - 17 May 2019 at 9:50am - Bill Barr sat for an interview with Fox this morning. He made crystal clear he’s putting the DOJ 100% behind...

Three Things To Watch Today - 17 May 2019 at 8:48am - Happy Friday, May 17. Some Democrats are once again looking to special counsel Robert Mueller for salvation, this time to...

Chelsea Manning Faces More Jail And Steep Fines To Force Compliance With Gran... - 16 May 2019 at 7:59pm -

*Listen to the story by clicking the above player. Unable to break Chelsea Manning?s spirit by jailing her, the United States escalated efforts to force her to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks by imposing steep financial penalties. Judge Anthony Trenga held Manning in civil contempt and ordered her

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Admissions Cheating Scandal: Updates and Thoughts - 16 May 2019 at 3:32pm - Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston Monday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud/honest services fraud. Her sentencing guidelines according to the plea agreement (available here) are either 4 to 10 months...

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Justice Department: If FDA Regulated Execution Drugs, They Would Ban Them - 15 May 2019 at 5:48pm -

The Justice Department drafted an opinion arguing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may not ban or regulate drugs used to execute prisoners.

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Trump Jr. Agrees to Senate Interview - 14 May 2019 at 8:43pm - Donald Trump, Jr. has agreed to be interviewed in June by the Senate Intelligence Committee. He he will be questioned "for two to four hours on five to six topics". One topic reportedly relates to inconsistencies between his 9 hour private...

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In Colombia, General Motors Workers Fight Surge In Firings Over Workplace Inj... - 14 May 2019 at 2:54pm -

Former General Motors employees in Colombia have protested at US Embassy for several years over practice of firing workers for injuries.

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Bachelorette Hannah: A Hit or Misfire? - 13 May 2019 at 10:47pm - Bachelorette Hannah is starting her "journey to find love" and taking us along for the ride. She has a very annoying southern accent, and has trouble articulating her thoughts. She is so syrupy it's enough to turn me off sugar completely. At...

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Interview With Abby Martin And Robbie Martin Of Media Roots Radio On Venezuela - 13 May 2019 at 4:30pm -

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, we have a crossover episode with “Media Roots” radio. In the first part of the show, we talk with Abby Martin and Robbie Martin of Media Roots about some of the projects they’re involved in currently. Abby tells us about “Empire Files.” Robbie mentions

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Study: Lack of Correlation Between Immigrants and Crime - 13 May 2019 at 3:55pm - A new report finds that growth in the number of persons who are unlawfully present in the U.S. does not lead to higher local crime rates." Previous studies did not differentiate between lawfully present immigrants and those who are unlawfully...

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Happy Mothers Day Open Thread - 12 May 2019 at 2:12pm - To all our readers who are Moms, we wish you a very Happy Mother's Day. And for those of you who are not, if your mom is still around, be thankful and don't forget to call. I'm going to be late for my own Mother's Day get-together...

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Trump cheats little boy at golf - 10 May 2019 at 1:23pm -

We all knew Trump was a cheater, but cheating a ten-year-old kid? Oh yeah. We start with that little anecdote, and move to James Comey’s appearance on CNN last night, then Don Jr.’s subpoena, Giuliani pressuring the Ukrainian government to interfere in the 2020 election, Sarah Sanders’ lack of self-awareness, why 2020 polls don’t mean […]

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Jerry Falwell?s pool boy - 10 May 2019 at 1:16pm -

In today’s episode, we discuss the breaking that Trump didn’t pay taxes for 8 of 10 years during the 1980s and 90s, after losing more than a billion dollars. But the real question is whether Trump is just an awful businessman, or someone cheats on his taxes. Then we talk about big Trump supporter Jerry […]

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Chelsea Manning Released From Jail But Received Another Subpoena To Testify B... - 9 May 2019 at 9:07pm -

Chelsea Manning was released from a jail in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 9, but according to her defense attorneys, she received another subpoena to testify before the grand jury investigating WikiLeaks prior to her release.

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Thursday Open Thread - 9 May 2019 at 4:23pm - I'm busy with motions and stuff. Questions of the day: Will the Judge in the Roger Stone case get the unredacted Mueller report? What happens to DT, Jr. if he ignores his subpoena? What happens to Barr? Can Trump, Sr claim executive privilege...

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Trump Administration Charges Drone Whistleblower With Allegedly Violating Esp... - 9 May 2019 at 12:30pm -

A former language analyst for the U.S. Air Force, who worked for the NSA, was arrested and charged with violating the Espionage Act and other offenses.

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Denver Votes to Legitimize 'Shrooms - 9 May 2019 at 12:19am - Denver is the first city in the U.S. to effectively legitimize psilocybin mushrooms. By a slim 2,000 vote margin, voters yesterday passed Ordinance 301: A "yes" vote was a vote in favor of making the adult possession and use of psilocybin...

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Detroit Police Spent More Than Half Million Dollars On Cell-Site Simulator To... - 8 May 2019 at 3:19pm -

Documents show Detroit police purchased surveillance technology that allows police to actively track people?s locations through their cell phones.

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Chelsea Manning: Despite Heartbreak And Hardship, Cooperation With WikiLeaks ... - 8 May 2019 at 2:43pm -

Read Chelsea Manning's declaration filed in federal court after two months in jail for refusing to testify before the WikiLeaks Grand Jury.

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Trump's Tax History: Spectacular Levels of Loss - 7 May 2019 at 10:06pm - I'm a loser And I'm not what I appear to be The New York Times has obtained information from Donald Trump's tax returns for 1985 to 1994 (not the returns themselves) and matched them up against an open database maintained by the...

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Beyond Prisons: Abolition Is A Horizon feat. Sarah K. Tyson - 7 May 2019 at 6:36pm -

Sarah K. Tyson joins the Beyond Prisons podcast for a conversation about her work as a philosopher, anti-violence advocate, and prison educator.

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Trump Pardons - 7 May 2019 at 2:47pm - Donald Trump has pardoned Michael Behanna, a former Army Lt. in Iraq from Oklahoma, who in 2009 was convicted by a military court of killing Ali Mansur Mohamed, an Iraqi citizen he suspected of being an al Qaida terrorist. Behanna was sentenced to...

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Billionaires Against Funding Symphony Musicians - 6 May 2019 at 11:03am -

Summer is a time for music festivals. Yet, like many workers, musicians increasingly face threats to their wages and pension plans.

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Revised Open Thread (Mother's Day is Next Week) - 5 May 2019 at 6:51pm - I absolutely thought today was Mother's Day and put up an open thread called "Mother's Day Open Thread". Then I texted the TL kids to tell them I was on my way, and they responded, "Where are you going, Mothers Day is next week". So now...

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Michael Cohen: "The Fixer" Heads to Otisville - 5 May 2019 at 5:42pm - Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is scheduled to surrender Monday to the federal prison complex at Otisville, NY. Like all Otisville inmates, he will first be evaluated at the medium security prison. When his eval is over, he will walk up the road...

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Should we bomb the LA Times again?Beyond Baroque Gallery, LA ? 8PM on Sat, Ma... - 4 May 2019 at 11:01am -

In 1910, labor union militants dynamited the LA Times building. Their lawyer, Clarence Darrow, saved the bombers from hanging. On Saturday, May 11, Clarence Darrow will return from the dead to ask the question

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?Everything?s a f?g haiku with Mueller.? Bob Cesca joins us to talk Bill Barr. - 3 May 2019 at 8:19pm -

Bob Cesca joins us to talk about Attorney General William Barr’s disastrous testimony before the Senate this week. We all agreed that Mueller seems to have punted far too much to Congress, when he could have been far more helpful by being more direct, and reaching more conclusions, in his report. And we also have […]

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Pete Buttigieg framed by far-right Internet troll Jacob Wohl - 1 May 2019 at 11:43am -

In this week’s UnPresidented podcast, we delve into Joe Biden’s first week on the campaign and the polls showing him doing awfully well, along with some improvement from Elizabeth Warren. We also talk about the plot to smear Pete Buttigieg with a false sexual assault accusation, the ongoing implosion of the NRA, and the synagogue […]

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Democrat Debates: Making the Cut (and Primary News) - 1 May 2019 at 1:10am - The first Democratic debates will be held over two days in June -- who's in and who's out? The NY Times has a graphic that's easy to read and informative. The basic rules to qualify: A candidate either has to receive donations from...

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Joe Biden for President - 25 Apr 2019 at 5:45pm -

Joe Biden has entered the race for president. And today’s UnPresidented podcast is all about Biden, where he stands on the issues, and how Biden’s candidacy affects Bernie Sanders and the other Democrats in the primary race. Joe Biden, Surprisingly Progressive This is a free episode of our podcast, so you can listen to the […]

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Mass. State Judge Indicted for Assisting Undocumented Defendant Avoid ICE - 25 Apr 2019 at 4:13pm - Shelley M. Richmond Joseph, a state district court judge in Mass. has been indicted for obstruction of justice and related charges for assisting an undocumented defendant with an ICE detainer to leave the courthouse. I haven't had time to read...

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More than half of Trump?s new Twitter followers are fake - 23 Apr 2019 at 6:46pm -

Donald Trump complained today in a meeting with Twitter CEO and founder Jack Dorsey that he was losing followers on Twitter, and that his conservative friends were too. Trump complained that this was part of some Twitter-led conspiracy against Republicans. In fact, most of Trump’s new followers on Twitters are fake troll accounts, and it’s […]

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Buttigieg, Sanders, Warren, Harris & Klobuchar make a splash on CNN - 23 Apr 2019 at 1:10pm -

Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris & Amy Klobuchar all appeared on a CNN townhall last night, each for one hour, and they all did pretty well. Cliff and I discuss the details of their various appearances, and also have a longer discussion on impeachment and student loan forgiveness. This is an 11-minute […]

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The Violence in Sri Lanka - 21 Apr 2019 at 4:37pm - As I understand it, no one is taking responsibility for the church bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people. Suspicions are pointing to a radical Islamic group called National Thowheeth Jama’ath, but I don’t know what evidence … Continue reading

Back in Business - 20 Apr 2019 at 6:07pm - So yesterday morning I found that some time in the night Mahablog had gone ofline. It went offline because the company with which my domain name is registered parked the domain name. Don’t ask why. So I spent all day … Continue reading

This Shitstorm Is Just Getting Started - 18 Apr 2019 at 5:02pm - Lots of smart people are going through the Mueller Report as I keyboard. It may be a couple of days before we have a comprehensive picture, but much that is floating to the surface to far is pretty damn disturbing … Continue reading

The Mueller Report is released, with guest Rabia Chaudry - 18 Apr 2019 at 3:47pm -

Attorney, advocate and author Rabia Chaudry, who also hosts the Undisclosed and The 45th podcasts, joins us to talk about today’s release of the redacted version of the Mueller Report. It’s now clear that Attorney General Barr lied in his oral and written summaries of the report, and that there’s more evidence of both collusion […]

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War Powers Question - 17 Apr 2019 at 3:40pm - Let’s review. This is from the Constitution (section 8): The Congress shall have power … To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations; To declare war, grant letters of … Continue reading

Whose Jesus? - 15 Apr 2019 at 6:56pm - Via Jennifer Rubin, we learn that the U.S. is becoming a nation of “nones.” CNN reports, “For the first time ‘No Religion’ has topped a survey of Americans’ religious identity, according to a new analysis by a political scientist. The … Continue reading

Democrats, Purity Tests, and a Certain Kind of Rigidity - 14 Apr 2019 at 9:27pm - A few days ago Barack Obama, at a “town hall” in Berlin, issued a warning against progressives and “purity” tests. “One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States — maybe it’s true here … Continue reading

Pete Buttigieg soars in New Hampshire, Iowa polls - 12 Apr 2019 at 5:27pm -

As Pete Buttigieg plans to announce his official candidacy on Sunday, three new polls show that he’s surging in New Hampshire and Iowa. Buttigieg in 3rd in NH, IA According to the latest polls, he’s in third place in each state among Democratic primary candidates, behind Biden and Bernie, respectively — which is a big […]

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This Is What Evil Looks Like - 11 Apr 2019 at 5:16pm - This week the Trump campaign was forced to withdraw a campaign video because Warner Brothers had objected to the unauthorized use of music from the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises. This is far from the first time the Trumpettes … Continue reading

Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, and The Deepwater Horizon - 11 Apr 2019 at 10:24am -

If the the U.S. jails Julian Assange, they should jail me, and my colleagues at The Guardian and New York Times. We all used the Manning / Assange / WikiLeaks emails. Shame on

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The Dumbest Line of Questions in Congressional History - 10 Apr 2019 at 5:40pm - Mark the name, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY). He has set new standards of stupid in the House of Representatives. After you watch this, be advised that Massie actually has a master’s degree in engineering from MIT. So he might be … Continue reading

Toads on the Hill: Mnuchin and Barr - 10 Apr 2019 at 4:11pm - Okay, I said I’d write something about the Mnuchin and Barr testimony, so here it is. First, Mnuchin is an asshole. He smarted off to Maxine Waters; I doubt he would have treated a white male committee chair so dismissively. … Continue reading

Stuff Happened Today - 9 Apr 2019 at 8:40pm - Today the AG, Bill “Mumbles” Barr, testified to the a House appropriations subcommittee. Steven “Gloves” Mnuchin also testified to the same committee and also to the House Financial Services Committee. I will write about these events tomorrow, I promise. Feel … Continue reading

Busting up Google & Facebook, Biden?s troubles, and 2020 fundraising ? with g... - 4 Apr 2019 at 5:24pm -

Longtime union activist Eddie Vale joins us in today’s episode of the UnPresidented podcast to talk about trustbusting Google and Facebook, Biden’s mini-MeToo troubles, the 2020 race overall, and state races you might not have heard of but should be paying attention to. This is a 12-minute excerpt of the hour-and-35-minute podcast. To hear the […]

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Interstate Crosscheck on the Verge of CollapseKey States Withdraw from the Pr... - 3 Apr 2019 at 5:26am -

?after six years of investigating Kris Kobach?s Interstate Crosscheck voter purge program, the entire racially biased, violently partisan vote suppression tactic is on the verge of collapse. Unfortunately, nearly a score of states still use Crosscheck. Worse, even those

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Trump May Name Kris Kobach New Immigration CzarTheir real agenda: 2020 vote s... - 3 Apr 2019 at 5:22am -

When the young Kris Kobach created a computer system for the Department of Homeland Security that secretly tracked visiting Muslims, President George W. Bush was so offended that he personally

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?What?s next for women after MeToo & heading into 2020,? an interview with fo... - 2 Apr 2019 at 2:33pm -

Former CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Gloria Feldt, joins us to talk about what’s next for women after MeToo. We discuss Gloria’s personal story of getting involved in the pro-choice and overall women’s rights movement, the historic number of great female candidates in 2020 presidential race, the status of Roe v. […]

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Trump-Russia, the latest Trump attack on Obamacare, and whether Pete Buttigie... - 28 Mar 2019 at 6:48pm -

In today’s episode, Cliff is back and we talk the latest Mueller Report fallout, Trump’s new effort to declare the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional (as some kind of twisted effort to win in 2020), and whether Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is too white to be gay (oh yeah, it’s a thing). Below is […]

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The Mueller Report - 25 Mar 2019 at 4:54pm -

In today’s podcast, we look at the Mueller Report. The Report is now done. What do we know, what don’t we know, what does it mean for Trump, and what it means for Democrats going forward. And finally, will we ever even see it? The entire episode is below. To support our work, and listen […]

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Stick Your Damn Hand in It: 30th Birthday of the Exxon Valdez Lie - 24 Mar 2019 at 6:45am -

March 24 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez grounding and the smearing of 1,200 miles of Alaska?s coastline with its oil. It also marks the 30th Anniversary of a lie. Lots of lies...

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Buttigieg calls out Trump for draft-dodging & attacking McCain - 21 Mar 2019 at 2:10pm -

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg called out Donald Trump yesterday for his ongoing criticism of John McCain. In a tweet, Buttigieg not only said that we should “honor” McCain as “a war hero,” but the openly-gay candidate also noted that Trump dodged the draft in Vietnam with a “faked disability.” Trump got four draft deferments […]

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The New Zealand attack and race, with British journalist Sunny Hundal - 19 Mar 2019 at 1:27pm -

British journalist Sunny Hundal joins me on today’s UnPresidented podcast to talk about the horrific terrorist attacks against two mosques in New Zealand, and the overall issue of race and the worldwide rise of white extremism. Sunny and I (Cliff is on vacation) also talk about the BBC’s Islamophobia, Chelsea Clinton being blamed for the […]

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David Frum on immigration, impeachment, Brexit, AOC (he likes her!) and the I... - 14 Mar 2019 at 6:54pm -

We welcome back David Frum — a writer with the Atlantic, formerly of the GW Bush White House, and prominent Never-Trumper — to talk to the UnPresidented podcast about: His new tour de force article about immigration. What he thinks now about his then-support for the Iraq War as a top Bush aide. His surprising […]

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Brexit for Dummies: An American?s guide to understanding Brexit - 13 Mar 2019 at 11:05am -

British writer, podcaster, and author of the book “Brexit: What The Hell Happens Now?”, Ian Dunt, joins us for Brexit 101, an American’s guide to what the heck all this Brexit talk really means. In this podcast, which you can listen to below, Ian walks us through the basics of the UK’s relationship with the […]

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The Obama legacy in the age of Trump, with former White House staffer Jesse Lee - 12 Mar 2019 at 5:54pm -

Our good friend, and longtime colleague, Jesse Lee — current Vice President of Communications at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, former progressive outreach director for Speaker Pelosi (during her first tenure as speaker), and former special assistant to President Obama — joins us to talk about the Obama legacy in the age of […]

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Help Mayor Pete Buttigieg qualify for the Democratic debates - 12 Mar 2019 at 10:01am -

Help Mayor Pete Buttigieg qualify for the Democratic presidential debates. He needs 65,000 donors from 20 states to qualify. Helps us break this LGBT glass ceiling. Please donate to Mayor Pete & share. Thanks so much. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a fresh and exciting new voice in Democratic politics. He’s an openly-gay […]

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Paul Manafort gets off, the Omar anti-Semitism vote, Joe Biden & racism, and ... - 8 Mar 2019 at 3:31pm -

In today’s episode: – Cliff and I talk about the ridiculous slap on the wrist that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort got for massive tax fraud. – That anti-Semitism resolution and the ongoing debate over Rep. Omar and the GOP’s ability to blow things up that they’re actually guilty of. – Joe Biden’s comments […]

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How Do We Defeat Voter Suppression?A Tribute to the Spirit of Selma - 7 Mar 2019 at 2:44am -

How do you defeat voter suppression tactics when it's fueled by billionaires' cash and partisan power? The same way the Voting Rights Act was first won 50 years ago.

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Venezuela: The Trump Coup And Our Next Oil WarAggressive Progressive Jimmy Do... - 6 Mar 2019 at 5:26am -

The Kochs have giant refineries on the Gulf Coast of Texas. They can't use Texas oil because it's not heavy and filthy enough, so they have to take almost all their oil from Venezuela.

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