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Jimmy Kimmel Watches Trump's 1992 'Party With Epstein' Video - 19 Jul 2019 at 11:30pm -

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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Carleen & The Groovers - 19 Jul 2019 at 11:01pm -

Looks like a good chunk of the country is in for a scorcher of the weekend. Hoping y'all find a place to beat the place. Maybe even a place to groove to some cool ol' beach funk like this one from '71 by Carleen & the Groovers.

What are you listening to tonight?


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Plagiarist Monica Crowley Gets Top Job At Treasury Dept - 19 Jul 2019 at 10:00pm -

Donald Trump isn?t letting a little thing like plagiarism prevent him from appointing Monica Crowley to be assistant secretary of the Treasury for public affairs, a position that does not require Senate confirmation.

You may recall that Crowley had been slated to become a deputy national security adviser to Trump at the start of his administration. However, she decided to ?pursue other opportunities? before she started the job but after more than 50 instances of plagiarism were found in her last book and even more in her Ph.D. dissertation.

Of course, the plagiarism was no barrier for regular appearances on Fox News where she was treated as a serious analyst and, of course, Trump supporter.

In an opinion column for The Washington Post last month, Professor Daniel W. Drezner wrote about her appointment to the Treasury Department in April:

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Trump Praises NC Rallygoers: 'Incredible Patriots' - 19 Jul 2019 at 7:12pm -

Just as I predicted, Trump couldn't last a day with the bogus "I didn't like it" nonsense he was spewing about that North Carolina rally chant. During one of the ubiquitous "pool spray" press opportunities in the Oval Office, he made it quite clear to reporters that he was just fine with the fascism on display.

The question was whether he would take the tweet back where he said the four Congresswomen could go back to where they came from, and his answer made it perfectly clear that he not only wouldn't take it back, he believed it with all of his heart and further, those North Carolina folks were well within their rights to take up the fascist mantle and run with it.

Rep. Ilhan Omar doesn't hate our country, and she has apologized for the way she expressed her frustration with the Israeli government, but that didn't stop Trump from droning his lies about that anyway.

Additionally, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez did not call America garbage, but was referring to policies she disagreed with. However, he spewed on her too.

"Those people in North Carolina, that stadium was packed. it was a record crowd. I could have filled it ten times as you know," he continued.

Praising the rallygoers who had chanted "Send her back," he said, "Those are incredible people. Those are incredible patriots."

"She's lucky to be where she is, let me tell you. The things that she has said are a disgrace to our country," he concluded.



Let's Prepare For Wilbur Ross Getting Fired - 19 Jul 2019 at 7:11pm -

Thursday July 17, House votes to hold AG Barr and Commerce Secretary Ross in contempt of Congress over census citizenship question  Vox

I'm no Judge Napolitano, who predicted the exact day a Trump underling was forced out. Judge Napolitano: Alex Acosta Will Be Gone By Friday.   But I think Ross will be gone soon, and I want the media and congress to learn from all the previous firing and resignations and prepare to bust Ross in upcoming press conferences, interviews and congressional hearings. 

Back in the olden days bloggers pointed out how the media failed to strategically and tactically deal with Bush's manipulation of the press in the run up to the war in Iraq. In that fine tradition I'm going to offer some advice to them AND to the congress members. These suggestions are ALSO for the politically aware and media-savvy people reading this. 

The media and congress are so busy covering new atrocities they don't have time to see the patterns and use them to expose the White House's tricks and turn them back on them.

It has been observed and reported that Trump demands his underlings follow his protocol for denying, lying and attacking.

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ESPN Host Rips 'Cowardly' Network For Silence On Trump's Racism - 19 Jul 2019 at 2:27pm -

ESPN radio and TV personality Dan Le Batard thwarted his boss's mandate that politics are not discussed on the network, instead lambasting Trump over his racism and ESPN's cowardice in refusing to confront it.

After Jemele Hill called Trump a white supremacist on Twitter, she was suspended. ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro issued a shameful policy in an effort to appease the networks older white conservative racist male viewers.

Le Batard opened up his segment by saying, "I've got to talk about what happened with Trump last night."

The ESPN host was referencing Trump's North Carolina fascist-like rally on Wednesday, when Trump attacked Rep. Omar so vehemently, his cultists started chanting "send her back."

Dan said what happened at he rally was "deeply offensive" and "un-American."

"Basically a chant "send her back" is not the America that my parents came to get for us for exiled for brown people like," Le Batard said.

He continued, "There is a racial division in this country that's being instigated by the president and we here at ESPN haven't had the stomach for that fight because Jemele did some things on twitter and you saw what happened after that and then here all of a sudden nobody talks politics on anything unless we can use one of these sports figures as a meat shield in the most cowardly possible way to discuss these subjects."

Go Dan, go Dan, go Dan, go!

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Stable Genius Shows Off Ignorance, Memory Issues, In Oval Office - 19 Jul 2019 at 1:42pm -

Human rights activist Nadia Murad is an Iraqi who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018.

She was raped and imprisoned by ISIS. Her entire family was murdered.

"Where are they now?" asked Stable Genius.

You can't make this stuff up.

25th Amendment the guy, already. They won't because Republicans.

You just don?t believe this. This is first class study material for beginning psychologists to learn what narcissism and a complete lack of empathy and understanding are about. He doesn?t even listen. ?My parents were killed?. ?Where are they now?? https://t.co/MwUgLyAu4S

— IJsbrand van Veelen ?? (@ijsvv) July 19, 2019


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Ilhan Omar Calls A Fascist A Fascist - 19 Jul 2019 at 1:08pm -

Ilhan Omar is right. Business Insider:

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar said President Donald Trump was a "racist" and "fascist" a day after he falsely accused her of supporting Al Qaeda and looked on as the crowd at a rally in North Carolina chanted "send her back."

"I believe he is fascist," Omar told reporters on Thursday.

The Minnesota lawmaker, who is a naturalized US citizen, said America is "supposed to be a country where we allow democratic debate and dissent to take place."

Since Brit Hume insists we only use the "dictionary definition" of "racist," let's check out Merriam-Webster's when it comes to "fascism," shall we?

Fascism (N) - often capitalized: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

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Geraldo Yells At Hegseth: 'I've Heard 'Go Back To Puerto Rico' ' - 19 Jul 2019 at 12:25pm -

Pete Hegseth, Trump's #1 presidential fluffer, got an earful from Geraldo Rivera, who basically said he'd beat him up if Pete dared to say the same thing to him that Trump said to the four freshmen Congresswomen.

Hegseth never did,

Geraldo Rivera, a friend of Trump, joined Fox and Friends this morning and vented his frustration over Trump's racist tweet directed at Ilhan Omar and her colleagues.

Trump's tweet culminated into a racist exhibition when his rallygoers chanted at Rep. Ilhan Omar, "send her back."

The Fox News morning show played video of Trump making believe he didn't like the racist chants his rallygoers were spewing at his North Carolina rally.

Geraldo explained, "'Go back to where you came from' is the old racist trope that all of us, ethnic or racial minorities, have grown up with at various times. It is unforgivable at this day and age, and I really lament that it came up."

Rivera continued, "We cannot ever fall back into that lazy kind of "the other" that we did for several days there."

That kind of honesty on Fox News about Donald Trump was too much for Hegseth to handle so he tried to rewrite and lie about the meaning of Trump's racist tweet.

And as he was doing so he got a little more than he bargained for.

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New Hampshire Republican: 'Owning Slaves Doesn't Make You A Racist' - 19 Jul 2019 at 12:13pm -

Where does one begin when the defense of Donald Trump turns into an economic rationalization for slavery, and that race never entered into the equation?

It's sometimes hard to believe that we're actually living in the twenty-first century when you hear people say things like this. But I suppose for people like Werner Horn slavery is, or at least was, just a natural part of the human condition.

Source: Fox News

A lawmaker in New Hampshire said this week that American slavery had nothing to do with racism and was just purely about economics.

Republican state Rep. Werner Horn raised eyebrows in a now-deleted social media post, insisting those who owned slaves weren?t racist and were just making a ?business decision.?

The lawmaker made the comment in response to former state House member Dan Hynes who criticized President Trump over his tweet that four freshmen congresswoman, all American citizens, should ?go back? to their home countries, USA Today reported.

?If Trump is the most racist president in American history, what does that say about all of the other presidents who owned slaves?? wrote Hynes on Facebook.

This prompted Horn to respond, writing ?Wait, owning slaves doesn?t make you racist??

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?I?d Start To Wonder If I Really Belonged? - 19 Jul 2019 at 11:30am - Reader AV writes: I’ve been a reader for a very long time, I read all your stuff. I’m Prime AF, but...

Today?s Agenda: We Now Know The Lineups For The Next Dem Debates - 19 Jul 2019 at 8:35am - Happy Friday, July 19. The debates lineups have been finalized. Here’s more on that and the other stories we’re watching....

Trump Is No George Wallace. He?s Worse. - 18 Jul 2019 at 10:29am -

I keep seeing comparisons between Trump’s racial appeals and George Wallace’s 1968 campaign. Here’s the AP?s Steve Peoples and Zeke...

Today?s Agenda: ?Send Her Back? - 18 Jul 2019 at 8:37am -

Happy Thursday, July 18. A gruesome strain of racism and xenophobia was on full display at President Donald Trump’s rally...

?SEND HER BACK!? - 17 Jul 2019 at 8:41pm - Crowd at North Carolina rally breaks into “send her back!” chant after President Trump attacks Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN):

WWJPSD? - 17 Jul 2019 at 6:14pm - One of his former clerks ponders how Justice John Paul Stevens would have approached the big Supreme Court cases of...

Wednesday Open Thread - 17 Jul 2019 at 4:27pm - Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome.

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Trump and Epstein Partying Together - 17 Jul 2019 at 3:34pm - NBC has found footage from 1992 showing Epstein and Trump together at a Trump hosted party in Palm Beach. Esptein is doing nothing inappropriate in the footage and none of the women appear to be minors. This is the screenshot that leapt out at...

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El Chapo Gets Life, Rebukes U.S. for Torture - 17 Jul 2019 at 3:10pm - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman-Loera was sentenced today to life in prison plus 30 years. When given his chance for allocution, he rebuked the U.S. “Since the government will send me to a jail where my name will not ever be heard again, I take...

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Leader Principle - 17 Jul 2019 at 11:00am -

I mentioned this yesterday on the Chris Hayes show. We can see how President Trump has united the GOP behind...

Watch This - 17 Jul 2019 at 10:46am - We’ve been debating back and forth over recent weeks, impeachment vs aggressive oversight and then further debating: can this really...

Today?s Agenda: The Condemnation Resolution Passed Amid Chaos - 17 Jul 2019 at 8:52am - Happy Wednesday, July 17. Last night’s vote on a resolution condemning President Donald Trump passed ? amid a swirl of...

Trump attacks the Squad - 16 Jul 2019 at 4:10pm -

Today’s podcast is devoted to Trump’s racist attacks on the Squad — the four freshmen members of the House (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley) who have so freaked Trump out that he’s been on a racist rant for days now. But also, there’s some method to Trump’s madness, as I argue […]

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Pelosi?s Bad Strategy - 16 Jul 2019 at 3:45pm -

I really, really agree with this note from TPM Reader MA. There are lots of asides and elaborations along the...

Chelsea Manning?s Daily Fines For Grand Jury Resistance Increase To $1000 - 16 Jul 2019 at 11:35am -

Daily fines against Chelsea Manning for resisting a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks increased to $1000 on July 16. On May 16, Judge Anthony Trenga held Manning in civil contempt and ordered her to be sent back to the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria. The court also imposed

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To Attack Julian Assange, CNN Twists Embassy Surveillance Records That Were F... - 15 Jul 2019 at 10:33pm -

Spanish newspaper EL PAÍS reported on July 9 that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was spied on by a Spanish private defense and security firm called Undercover Global S.L., when he lived in the Ecuador embassy in the United Kingdom. The report was based on ?documents, video, and audio material? that

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Palast & Badpenny: An Announcement - 15 Jul 2019 at 7:40pm -

High in the thin, cold air where the ridge of the Alps marks the border with Italy, by local tradition, weddings are announced by leaving a small purse of candied almonds with the names of the betrothed at the doors of village homes. The ribbons announce that on July 31, Leni Badpenny will marry Greg Palast at

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Jeffrey Epstein Bail Hearing - 15 Jul 2019 at 12:44pm - The Judge in Jeffrey Epstein's case in the SDNY said he likely won't rule today on whether Jeffrey Epstein will be granted release on bail. Bail is not intended to be punitive. Even though there is a presumption that he is a flight risk...

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ICE Raids: Exercise Your Rights - 13 Jul 2019 at 11:47pm - [More...] Know Your Rights Guides: ACLU: When ICE or Police Come to Your Home National Immigration Law Center: Know Your Rights "If you got a warrant, I guess you're gonna come in" (at 2'53" in) Not...

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Immigration Raids: Cities Prepare, People Protest - 13 Jul 2019 at 10:25pm - Protesters against Donald Trump's immigration raids were out in force across the country today as cities implemented policies to assist the immigrant community. The raids are expected in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, LA, Miami,...

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New Orleans will drown again, maybe in the next few days - 13 Jul 2019 at 7:38am -

In 2005 I explained exactly how New Orleans drowned and would drown again, maybe in the next days.

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How Katrina took the rap for destroying New Orleans when the real culprit was... - 12 Jul 2019 at 11:36am -

Mother Nature took the rap for destroying New Orleans when the real culprit was the surge up MR-GO and the missing marshes. MR-GO was Katrina?s welcome mat to the city ? a "Hurricane Highway.?

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Invoking WikiLeaks And Torture Report, CIA Pushes For Expansion Of Secrecy La... - 11 Jul 2019 at 9:09pm -

When the CIA and other agencies in the United States government pushed for the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA) in 1981, it was crafted to exclude ?covert agents? who resided in the U.S. There was consideration by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of how the legislation might ?chill

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Thursday Open Thread - 11 Jul 2019 at 4:21pm - I'm sorry for my lack of posting. Work and trying to get ready to move has consumed almost all my time. Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome.

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El Chapo: Gov't. Asks for Life Plus 30 Years - 11 Jul 2019 at 4:04pm - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is scheduled to be sentenced on July 17. Yesterday, the Government filed its sentencing position via a written letter (available here)to the Judge. The Government says the Court must sentence him to life on the continuing...

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At ?Kids In Cages? Congressional Hearing, Mother And Human Rights Advocates S... - 10 Jul 2019 at 11:07pm -

Yazmin Juarez, who fled Guatemala and was held in detention at a facility in Dilley, Texas, where her baby contracted a severe respiratory illness that led to her death, testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The hearing was titled, ?Kids In Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border,?

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Ross Perot tried to save Democrats from themselves.How Democrats? NAFTA-love ... - 10 Jul 2019 at 8:47am -

Ross Perot (1930-2019) was a bit of a flake. But he also tried to save the Democratic Party from itself by attempting to warn it away from NAFTA. Clinton and Gore wouldn?t listen to him ? nor would

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?There?s More Of Us Than Landlords?: Tenant Organizing In The Trump Era - 9 Jul 2019 at 3:20pm -

Tenants throughout the U.S. struggle with the high cost of living and loss of their homes, but are escalating a grassroots movement for housing justice.

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Why is House Ways & Means chair Richard Neal refusing NY state?s offer to tur... - 9 Jul 2019 at 3:10pm -

In today’s episode, we talk about Amy McGrath announcing her challenge to Mitch McConnell in 2020, Tom Steyer entering the presidential race, the latest fundraising numbers for the Democratic presidential candidates, House Ways & Means chairman Richard Neal incredibly refusing to get Trump’s taxes from NY state, the Alex Acosta – Jeffrey Epstein connection, and […]

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My friend Stephanie Blumenthal needs a kidney - 9 Jul 2019 at 1:32pm -

My friend Stephanie Blumenthal needs a kidney within the year. (BTW no one needs two.) I know we?d like to save the world. Let?s start with Stephanie.

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Immigrant Rights Activists Renew Push Against Palantir To Cancel $53 Million ... - 8 Jul 2019 at 6:09pm -

Immigrant rights activists mobilized in New York and Washington D.C. to demand Palantir Technologies cancel its contract with ICE.

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Greg Palast Incites Riotat Memorial for Art Kunkin of LA Free Press - 5 Jul 2019 at 8:00pm -

Art Kunkin founder of the Los Angeles Free Press, was the most visionary, most influential journalist in the history of of Southern California. In 1965, Art founded the Free Press as an antidote to the Enslaved

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Trump will lose in 2020, explains pollster Dr. Rachel Bitecofer - 3 Jul 2019 at 3:37pm -

Dr. Rachel Bitecofer, the only political pollster to nail the 2018 election, joins us to explain why she thinks Donald Trump is going to lose in 2020, and how Democrats will fare in the House and Senate. Rachel, a self-described “data girl living in a data bro’s world,” is really accessible — she’s a geek, […]

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Trump: Miss Fourth of July Brings Nothing But Thorns - 3 Jul 2019 at 3:09pm - I just waved goodbye to Miss Fourth of July The queen of the roses has left us with nothing but thorns Don't say we never tried, Miss Fourth of July From Reuters: Trump casts himself, military, Republican VIPs as stars of July 4th...

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Huge fundraising numbers for the Democratic presidential candidates - 2 Jul 2019 at 5:47pm -

In today’s UnPresidented podcast, Cliff and I tell you what the new fundraising numbers mean for the various Democratic presidential candidates (Buttigieg, incredibly, beat Bernie Sanders — by a LOT). And we talk about the new polls that consistently show Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren improving since last week’s debate, while Joe Biden and Bernie […]

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Let?s Not Rewrite History To Defend Joe Biden?s Record Of Racist Dog-Whistle ... - 2 Jul 2019 at 12:40pm -

Liberal pundits excuse Joe Biden for his leadership on the 1994 crime bill because "it was a different time" when Americans were more tolerant of injustice.

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Protest Song Of The Week: ?Forever High Mast? By Lucy Dacus - 1 Jul 2019 at 6:06pm -

The post was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. Most countries have holidays and observances that celebrate aspects of their founding and heritage. For many, it is an opportunity to display patriotic pride, but for others, it is the time to somberly reflect on dark chapters of their

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?We?re Not Being Paid?: Musicians Struggle Against Orchestra Management, Stre... - 1 Jul 2019 at 5:13pm -

At the end of May, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra management informed their musicians that the summer season would be canceled and musicians would be locked out beginning June 17, the first work stoppage for the orchestra in 31 years. ?We?re not being paid. They told us our health insurance will

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Hand me the Butter: Biden?s Toast - 30 Jun 2019 at 6:04pm -

Hand me the butter: Biden?s toast. Talking with Rev. Jesse Jackson this morning. Biden?s opportunistic anti-busing crusade, and his odious anti-integration 1975 statement that, ?To ?desegregate? is different than to ?integrate,?? means he cannot get African Americans to the polls in November, even

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Donald Trump's Photo Op at the DMZ - 30 Jun 2019 at 1:06am - It's midnight in New York, and CNN just cut to Seoul where Donald Trump and the South Korean President Moon are about to hold a news conference. But the big news apparently is that Trump is hoping the North Korean leader Kim Jong will meet him a...

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Kamala Harris' Non-Progressive Past - 29 Jun 2019 at 6:54pm - Don't be taken in by the accolades Kamala Harris is getting for her torching of Joe Biden at the debate. Her record as a prosecutor was not progressive. She was on the wrong side of several issues. Here's my post from January summing it...

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Joe Biden Didn?t End Iraq War, Yet He Claimed Credit During Debate - 28 Jun 2019 at 1:07pm -

Joe Biden took credit for withdrawing troops from Iraq during the Democratic presidential debate. But the withdrawal was part of an agreement made by President George W. Bush.

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Democrats Debate: Night Two Live Thread - 27 Jun 2019 at 9:37pm - Night One of the Democrats' first debate drew in 15.3 million viewers on NBC, MSBNC and Telemundo. Another 9 million watched on the internet. What will tonight bring? I don't have high expectations, but I'm hoping former Colorado...

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Democratic Debate: Live Thread - 26 Jun 2019 at 9:59pm - Elizabeth Warren got the first question on the economy. Her answer sounded like she's given it a million times. Amy Klobuchar on student debt. Good speaking voice. Mentions Donald Trump. Beto O'Rourke: Economy question, shows off his...

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Pre-Democrat Debate Thread - 26 Jun 2019 at 3:04pm - Night one of the two night debate among the numerous candidates vying for the Democrats' Presidential nomination and chance to beat Donald Trump is tonight. Have any of you picked a candidate yet? I have not. Out of those debating tonight, I...

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Mueller needs to explain why the F he didn?t indict Trump - 26 Jun 2019 at 1:14pm -

In today’s UnPresidented podcast, Cliff and I talk about Mueller finally agreeing to testify and whether it will matter (we’re not sure it will, as Mueller still doesn’t seem to understand the gravity of the situation or the hyper-partisan era we are in); the latest new implosion of the NRA (Dana Loesch is out!), Bernie […]

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RIP Beth Chapman - 26 Jun 2019 at 11:42am - Bump and Update: (6/26/19, 10:52 a.m. M.T) RIP Beth Chapman, and our deepest condolences to Duane ("Dog the Bounty Hunter") and their family. There really aren't enough positive adjectives in the dictionary to describe this incredibly...

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Buh-bye Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the only true Enemy of the People - 21 Jun 2019 at 1:45pm -

In today’s podcast, Cliff and I discuss the fact that the White House press corps is throwing a going away party for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the person most responsible for the greatest destruction of White House transparency in recent memory. We also talk about Joe Biden’s latest “gaffe,” and whether it really was a gaffe, and […]

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Crooks & Liars? John Amato talks the 2020 election - 18 Jun 2019 at 3:10pm -

Our good friend John Amato, the founder of Crooks & Liars, joins us to talk about the latest really bad polls for Trump’s reelection effort (including an awful Fox News poll — awful for Trump, that is), the Kyle Kashuv Harvard controversy, and ThinkProgress’ money trouble and what it means for online media and the […]

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Mexico City: Palast Wins Journalism Award - 17 Jun 2019 at 2:28am -

The Association of Mexican Journalists has awarded Greg Palast their 2019 prize for International Reporter for his exposés on the theft of elections from Georgia to Mexico and his reporting from

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Clarence Darrow, Attorney for the Damned - 16 Jun 2019 at 9:01pm -

It’s Christmas and I’m waiting for that call, “Dad’s dead. You should get on a plane.” I’ll leave the kids under the palm tree And the piña colada which I bravely don’t touch, Leave my wife with the dirty shreds …

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My Daughter Didn?t Call on Father?s Day - 16 Jun 2019 at 8:08pm -

A dad couldn't ask for more. My daughter wrote an essay, "The Best Dad in the Whole World." It went on, story after story, about the unforgettable things we did together. Here?s a few seconds from

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Norm Ornstein makes the case for impeachment - 13 Jun 2019 at 1:48pm -

Congressional scholar Norm Ornstein joins us for a really interesting discussion on impeachment, and the never-ending Trump scandals. Ornstein talks with us about the origins of tribalism and Republican extremism, going all the way back to Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh and the rise of Fox News. We then segue into a discussion of how Donald […]

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The history of MeToo and women?s wokeness since Chappaquiddick, with social h... - 11 Jun 2019 at 10:06am -

This is the second half our interview with social historian Linda Hirshman, who joins us to talk about her new book, just released today, about the origins of the MeToo movement: “Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment.” The book looks at the historian of women’s fight against sexual abuse and harassment, from […]

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How Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O?Connor changed the world, with histo... - 10 Jun 2019 at 2:44pm -

My longtime friend Linda Hirshman, who wrote a book about how Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor changed the world with their historic appointments to the Supreme Court (and how RBG started shaking things up decades before that), talks to us about both amazing women, with a particular focus on RBG. (Linda’s book is […]

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The Clampetts go to London - 4 Jun 2019 at 11:59am -

The Trumps are in London, en masse, and it?s as embarrassing a spectacle as you can imagine. And that’s the topic of today’s UnPresidented podcast. From Ivanka?s cowgirl dress, to Tiffany?s ?Gone With the Wind? curtains, and Donald Trump?s too-short-in-front tailcoat, it?s as if the Trump?s just threw it all together at the last minute […]

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?Beyond Burger? Taste Test ? Does a plant-based burger taste like real meat? - 28 May 2019 at 8:18pm -

The Beyond Burger is a new plant-based fake hamburger that allegedly tastes just like the real thing. Well, I saw some Beyond Burger today at the local grocery story, and in spite of the ridiculously high price ($12/pound) I bought two patties and decided to fry em up as an experiment to see just how […]

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Ian Dunt on Brexit, European elections, and fighting demagogic populism - 28 May 2019 at 1:29pm -

Brexit is still in chaos, and things didn’t get any clearer with the results of the European Parliament elections, that seemed to hand victory to populists across the board, both pro- and anti- Brexit. Joining us again on the UnPresidented Podcast to tell us what all of this means is British political pundit Ian Dunt, […]

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Trump?s latest temper tantrum - 23 May 2019 at 12:29pm -

In today’s episode, we discuss a few new bad polls for Trump, Pete Buttigieg’s delicious attack on Trump’s draft-dodging, the weird non-story about Elizabeth Warren having worked as a lawyer, more Infrastructure Week madness and the beauty that is Nancy Pelosi, news that the Wall is going to cost $1bn per mile and it’s supposed […]

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Measles, Trump?s taxes, Facebook, and impeachment - 21 May 2019 at 12:41pm -

In today’s UnPresidented Podcast, Cliff and I talk about the wickedness of anti-vaxxers, a federal court ruling that Trump’s accountants have to turn over his taxes to House committees, why Trump is spending so much money on Facebook ads when Democrats aren’t, the Washington Post’s sickeningly poofy profile of George “I found out the Russians […]

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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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?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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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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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

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