Republican’s Assault Of A Reporter Is Emblematic Of Trump’s Assault On The Media (AUDIO)

Republican’s Assault Of A Reporter Is Emblematic Of Trump’s Assault On The Media (AUDIO)

Have you ever heard the saying, “A fish rots from the head down?” Pardon the cliche and hyperbole, but no more apropos slogan sums up the tone the Trump campaign and subsequent administration is creating when it comes to how it treats the press. Trump has called the media “scum,” “dishonest,” “not good people,” “sleazy,” “fake […]

Trump’s Potential FBI Pick Agent Of Libyan Politician Who Courted Suspected Benghazi Terrorist (VIDEO)

Trump’s Potential FBI Pick Agent Of Libyan Politician Who Courted Suspected Benghazi Terrorist (VIDEO)

News this week has focused primarily on President Donald Trump’s first overseas trip, yet we have not forgotten the mess he left here with us. One mess that may have quieted down a bit but still lingers is the absence of a replacement for former FBI director James Comey, the third justice department official Trump fired for doing […]

House GOP Bill GUTS Consumer Financial Protections (VIDEO)

House GOP Bill GUTS Consumer Financial Protections (VIDEO)

It should come as no surprise that when Republicans tell us they are protecting “freedoms,” they don’t mean ours.” When they claim to be holding Wall Street “accountable,” they’re concerned only with the “account” part. The new “Financial CHOICE Act” Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) introduced last month shouldn’t fool us either. Being sold as financial reform […]

New York Continues Progressive Streak By Advancing Legislation To Improve Voting

New York Continues Progressive Streak By Advancing Legislation To Improve Voting

Could New York be competing with California for the title of “most progressive state?” Could New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) be mulling over a presidential bid? Or could it simply be that New York is genuinely engaging in the grassroots wave of progressive activism sweeping the state and nation? Last month, Gov. Cuomo […]

The FCC Votes To Dismantle Net Neutrality Rules, Give Telcoms Control Of Internet (VIDEO)

The FCC Votes To Dismantle Net Neutrality Rules, Give Telcoms Control Of Internet (VIDEO)

Well, it happened… The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted by two-to-one Thursday to begin unraveling a key 2015 decision by former President Barack Obama protecting consumers’ internet content in favor of relaxing regulations on internet service providers. This is the first stage in dismantling net neutrality regulations. Current net neutrality regulations prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or slowing […]

West Virginia Cop Sues For Being Fired Over Refusing To Shoot Mentally Ill Black Man (VIDEO)

West Virginia Cop Sues For Being Fired Over Refusing To Shoot Mentally Ill Black Man (VIDEO)

In America today, we sentence to prison people who chuckle at the Attorney General. We incarcerate more people than any other nation on the planet. And we fire police officers who refuse to shoot mentally ill Black men. Police officer Stephen Mader was dismissed from the Weirton, W. Va police department after rolling up on a scene […]

This Could Be The Week We Learn The Fate Of The Free And Open Internet (VIDEO)

This Could Be The Week We Learn The Fate Of The Free And Open Internet (VIDEO)

You may have heard lately about a little thing called “net neutrality.” It isn’t particularly sexy. It doesn’t involve Trump or his extended family. It isn’t part of the conversation regarding the president’s submission of classified intelligence to the Russian government. It isn’t one of the myriad reasons Trump is unfit to hold the nation’s […]

Republicans Love Our Veterans–Except When It Comes To Paying For Their Service (VIDEO)

Republicans Love Our Veterans–Except When It Comes To Paying For Their Service (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump keeps telling us how much he loves the military. Last January in Des Moines, Iowa, he held a “fundraiser” for veterans for which he supposedly raised $6 million. It took him nearly four months to actually get around to donating $1 million of it — and then only after a Washington Post reporter asked what […]

Trump’s ‘Voter Fraud’ Commission Is Putting The Fox In Charge Of The Hen House (VIDEO)

Trump’s ‘Voter Fraud’ Commission Is Putting The Fox In Charge Of The Hen House (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump has formed a commission. It’s not looking into shenanigans Russia is alleged to have engaged in during the election. It isn’t going to probe institutional racism in policing those responsible for extra-judicial killings of unarmed Blacks. It isn’t concerned with the impact of climate change. It isn’t planning on addressing the skyrocketing […]

Jared Kushner’s Sister Promises Visas To Chinese Businesses (VIDEO)

Jared Kushner’s Sister Promises Visas To Chinese Businesses (VIDEO)

President Trump’s incessant denial of any conflicts of interest are beginning to reach farcical levels. Does he actually believe there is anyone (apart from his own ardent base) who isn’t keeping count at this point? Well, as if we need any more proof, here it is. Last Saturday, Nicole Meyer, the sister of Trump’s son-in-law […]

Gee, Donny, Witness Tampering Could Get You A 20 Year Term In Prison — Oopsie (VIDEO)

Gee, Donny, Witness Tampering Could Get You A 20 Year Term In Prison — Oopsie (VIDEO)

18 U.S. Code § 1512 is a federal law preventing witness tampering and intimidation. It states: (b) Whoever knowingly uses intimidation, threatens, or corruptly persuades another person, or attempts to do so, or engages in misleading conduct toward another person, with intent to— (1) influence, delay, or prevent the testimony of any person in an official […]

A Third Black Ferguson Activist Is Found Dead Of A Gunshot Wound (VIDEO)

A Third Black Ferguson Activist Is Found Dead Of A Gunshot Wound (VIDEO)

Something is rotten in the state of Missouri. Edward Crawford, 27, is now the third young Black man connected to the 2014 police shooting uprisings in Ferguson, Mo. to be found dead in a car. Ferguson protester and activist Crawford succumbed to a gunshot wound Thursday night or Friday morning. Although still undetermined, police are […]

Activism Works: Federal Budget Maintains Funding For Essential Services–At Least For Now (VIDEO)

Activism Works: Federal Budget Maintains Funding For Essential Services–At Least For Now (VIDEO)

There is much cause for concern these days. We have an executive branch clearly in the pocket of petro-billionaires and a majority of Congress is marching along with it in lock-step. President Donald Trump’s campaign is under FBI investigation for collusion with Russia. Faith in our electoral system rests under a cloud of doubt from […]

Agriculture Sec. Rolls Back School Nutrition Standards – Gives New Meaning To ‘Let’s Move’ (VIDEO)

Agriculture Sec. Rolls Back School Nutrition Standards – Gives New Meaning To ‘Let’s Move’ (VIDEO)

It’s starting to appear as though the Trump administration’s primary objective is to erase any legacy the first Black President of the United States took eight years to build. From a slew of executive orders rolling back regulations regarding the environment, healthcare, immigration, and national security, to cabinet appointees obviously sent to dismantle the departments they were […]

Trumpcare 3.0 Is As Wretched As We Feared – But GOP Still Laser Focused On ACA Repeal (VIDEO)

Trumpcare 3.0 Is As Wretched As We Feared – But GOP Still Laser Focused On ACA Repeal (VIDEO)

You may have heard scuttlebutt that Republicans are at it again. As early as today or tomorrow, Republicans in Congress may vote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka “Obamacare.” Yes, the abysmal failure of last month’s repeal attempt didn’t send a strong enough message. The overwhelming outcry from constituents all over the […]

Expiration Of Gun Law Exemption May Mean Concealed Firearms In Mental Health Centers And Colleges

Expiration Of Gun Law Exemption May Mean Concealed Firearms In Mental Health Centers And Colleges

Come July, even mentally ill patients confined to institutions in Kansas can carry concealed firearms. In 2013, the state of Kansas enacted a gun-rights law to ensure gun owners the right to carry concealed weapons into more public buildings. However, public hospitals, mental health centers, universities, and colleges were exempted for four years. That exemption expires […]

Betsy DeVos’ Conflicts Of Interest – She May Profit From The Student Loan Crisis (VIDEO)

Betsy DeVos’ Conflicts Of Interest – She May Profit From The Student Loan Crisis (VIDEO)

Due to her vested interests in financial institutions profiting from student loan debt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may be complicit when the next financial meltdown occurs. The Obama administration put in place policies requiring the US Education Department to investigate loan servicing companies’ past conduct before the government awarded lucrative contracts. Those contracts were required to include certain consumer protections, such […]

White House Now Claims It’s Obama’s Fault Michael Flynn Might Have Broken The Law (VIDEO)

White House Now Claims It’s Obama’s Fault Michael Flynn Might Have Broken The Law (VIDEO)

A “high point”–if we can call it that–of the Republican National Convention last summer was General Michael Flynn inciting a mesmerized crowd to chant “Lock her up!” The “her,” of course, was Hillary Clinton, who was branded “guilty” in the manufactured email scandal that dogged her candidacy. As fervor intensified, Flynn said: “If I did a tenth […]

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Is Creating A Financial Crisis For Students (VIDEO)

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Is Creating A Financial Crisis For Students (VIDEO)

Student debt is economically crippling a generation of Americans seeking higher education. So what is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos doing about it? About what we would expect any other member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet to do: run right into the arms of exploitative loan providers and eschew policies the prior administration enacted to prevent predatory […]

‘Bad Hombres’ Takes On A New Meaning As Trump Seeks To Deport Dreamers (VIDEO)

‘Bad Hombres’ Takes On A New Meaning As Trump Seeks To Deport Dreamers (VIDEO)

We knew it was going to happen. It was only a matter of time. On the campaign trail and shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump insisted he was only going to deport the “bad hombres.” Many believed him. Unfortunately, it appears those on the other side who did not believe him were correct. Immigration lawyers from […]

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