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Did Your Rep Take Blood Money From The Gun Lobby? Here Is Something You Can Do (Video)

Did Your Rep Take Blood Money From The Gun Lobby? Here Is Something You Can Do (Video)

Yesterday, as the country was still reeling from the thirtieth mass shooting in the first 45 days of the year, the eighteenth school shooting, I decided to look up how much the Republican, John Faso (NY-19), who represents my district accepted from the National Rifle Associate (NRA) leading up to his 2016 election. $8,200. Now, that […]

Court Docs Show Calif. Police Worked With White Supremacist Groups Against Anti-Fascist Activists (Video)

Court Docs Show Calif. Police Worked With White Supremacist Groups Against Anti-Fascist Activists (Video)

American law enforcement working with neo-Nazis and white supremacist groups to crack down on progressive activists? Yes, according to court documents that state some California police officers expressed sympathy with white supremacists, and even solicited their help targeting counter protesters after a violent June 2016 white nationalist rally in Sacramento. The documents were included in a court briefing […]

Trump Unveils Reality TV-Style Infrastructure Plan To Punish Blue States (Video)

Trump Unveils Reality TV-Style Infrastructure Plan To Punish Blue States (Video)

The Trump administration released its long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday. Weighing in at 55 pages, it calls on lawmakers to craft legislation for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package centering on public/private partnerships and heavy state and local government investments, reducing permitting processes to two years, investing in rural infrastructure projects, and promoting workforce training. Trump stated […]

Facts Don’t Lie–The GOP Should Stop Calling Itself The ‘Fiscally Responsible’ Party (Video)

Facts Don’t Lie–The GOP Should Stop Calling Itself The ‘Fiscally Responsible’ Party (Video)

Did you know there was another government shutdown Friday? It only lasted a few hours, but the $400 billion budget bill Congress ultimately passed and President Donald Trump signed is expected to balloon federal deficits to the tune of $1 trillion a year. This is the fifth government funding measure for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. […]

DHS Cybersecurity Head: ‘No Doubt’ Russia Hacked Several States In The 2016 Election (Video)

DHS Cybersecurity Head: ‘No Doubt’ Russia Hacked Several States In The 2016 Election (Video)

It’s confirmed. Russia officially penetrated several states’ voter rolls during the 2016 election. This is according to Jeanette Manfra, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) head of cybersecurity, who stated in an interview with NBC News: “We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated. We were able to determine that the scanning […]

Get Ready–The Koch Brothers Are Prepared To Dump Record Sums Into 2018 Mid-Term Elections

Get Ready–The Koch Brothers Are Prepared To Dump Record Sums Into 2018 Mid-Term Elections

Know anyone who still thinks elections don’t matter? If so, ask that person why right-wing billionaires like the notorious Koch brothers are prepared to spend up to $400 million on upcoming mid-term congressional races, 60 percent more than on the 2016 election. Those familiar with Charles and David Koch are aware they are benefactors for libertarian and conservative causes, […]

Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, And Berkshire Hathaway Announce A Joint Venture–Healthcare (Video)

Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, And Berkshire Hathaway Announce A Joint Venture–Healthcare (Video)

Chances are you’ve recently purchased something from Amazon.com. Maybe it was books. Maybe clothes. Maybe an appliance or a tool. Maybe you streamed a movie or an Amazon series. Maybe you even bought groceries. Sometime in the near future, though, you might have the ability to buy health insurance and pharmaceuticals. According to the Washington Post and […]

Trump Elevates Calls To Purge Gov’t. Employees In SOTU Address (Video)

Trump Elevates Calls To Purge Gov’t. Employees In SOTU Address (Video)

No sooner did Donald Trump take office last year when the personnel purges of federal agencies kicked in full career. But Trump has now upped the ante. In his first State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday, Trump delivered the following message: “Tonight I call on the congress to empower every cabinet secretary with the authority […]

Purging Climate Data From Its Website, The EPA Takes Aim At The Clean Air Act (Video)

Purging Climate Data From Its Website, The EPA Takes Aim At The Clean Air Act (Video)

It ought to come as no surprise that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director Scott Pruitt was personally involved in purging information from the EPA website shortly after assuming his new job last year. According to documents the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) obtained, information about climate change previously published on the agency’s site has been replaced with sites […]

Twitter Confirms Russian Bots Tweeted 500K Pro-Trump Messages Weeks Before Election (Video)

Twitter Confirms Russian Bots Tweeted 500K Pro-Trump Messages Weeks Before Election (Video)

Based on the number of pro-Trump tweets during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, one would assume Donald Trump’s popularity soared more than polls were indicating. We know now, though, around half a million of those tweets came from non-human entities known as bots. A bot–short for robot–is an application that performs automated tasks. […]

Jeff Sessions Is The Latest Summoned To Speak To Mueller’s Team (Video)

Jeff Sessions Is The Latest Summoned To Speak To Mueller’s Team (Video)

Special council Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has been steadily closing in on President Donald Trump’s inner circle. The investigation’s latest person of interest: Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Mueller’s legal team interviewed Sessions for several hours last week, making Sessions the first Trump cabinet member to be summoned to answer about […]

Mitch McConnell Objected To Funding Soldiers During The Shutdown (Video)

Mitch McConnell Objected To Funding Soldiers During The Shutdown (Video)

After two days of a partial government shutdown, it appears as though the government will re-open after the Senate voted 81 to 18 to fund operations until February 8. But the next time someone spouts to you the Fox News talking point about it being the Democrats’ fault the government shut down in the first place, […]

America first? The World’s Confidence In The US Drops To Historic Low (Video)

America first? The World’s Confidence In The US Drops To Historic Low (Video)

So much for “America first.” It should come as no surprise, but since Donald Trump took office one year ago, the world’s confidence in America’s leadership has declined. According to a new Gallup poll, the United States now ranks below China in worldwide approval ratings. Under former president Barack Obama, that rating was 48%. It is now 30%–after only […]

What Is A ‘Gov’t. Shutdown’ And How Will It Affect Us? (Video)

What Is A ‘Gov’t. Shutdown’ And How Will It Affect Us? (Video)

We woke up this morning to the first government shutdown in four years. The past few days, there has been little talk about anything else in the media, leaving many wondering what the effects of a government shutdown are and how it will affect them. First, what is a government shutdown? Article I, Section 9 […]

Could Trump And Republicans Be Hoping For Their Own ‘Reichstag Fire’?

Could Trump And Republicans Be Hoping For Their Own ‘Reichstag Fire’?

Imagine the following: A terrorist attack. A new leader with a penchant for race baiting and berating the “liberal” press calls for immediate authority to clamp down on “enemies to freedom.” He blames his opponents for “weak, enabling policies,” and vows to eradicate lawlessness through extreme authoritarian executive orders most citizens are now willing to […]

Dems’ Blue Wave Surges With Chelsea Manning And Over 40 LGBTQ Texans (Video)

Dems’ Blue Wave Surges With Chelsea Manning And Over 40 LGBTQ Texans (Video)

On this sacrosanct day on which we celebrate the inimical Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s timeless legacy, it’s normal to reflect on the ways in which Dr. King would be disappointed with the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and a Republican Congress that has effectively sold its soul to the billionaire class. However, Dr. […]

The Mainstream Media Is Failing The Public On Climate Change Coverage (Video)

The Mainstream Media Is Failing The Public On Climate Change Coverage (Video)

Did you enjoy the brief respite last week from the two-week polar vortex that touched down on Christmas? The Northeast and Mid-West saw temperatures struggle to reach above freezing. Meanwhile, after historic wildfires ravaged the state, California faced another crisis–mudslides. From hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Nate; cyclones; tornadoes; floods, to Southern freezes, 2017 saw some […]

Why It’s A Big Deal Sen. Feinstein Released Full Fusion GPS Transcripts (Video)

Why It’s A Big Deal Sen. Feinstein Released Full Fusion GPS Transcripts (Video)

In an attempt to combat misinformation and partisan political obfuscation, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, decided Tuesday to release more than 300 pages documenting an interview the committee conducted in August with Glenn Simpson, founder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, hired in 2016 to perform opposition research on Trump. That firm […]

Trump Admin Allows States To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements (Video)

Trump Admin Allows States To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements (Video)

One of the reasons (and there are several) Donald Trump won the White House was his promise not to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. This made him very popular among his base, many of whom are beneficiaries of the social welfare programs Republicans always vow to eliminate. In fact, Trump proudly spent his entire presidential […]

Federal Court Orders NC To Hastily Redraw Partisan District Map (Video)

Federal Court Orders NC To Hastily Redraw Partisan District Map (Video)

As Democrats begin to reclaim seats, and Republicans resign their positions like rats fleeing a sinking ship, it’s looking as though the prospect of turning Congress back over the Democrats next year is increasingly likely. Another good sign recently came out of battleground state North Carolina. On Tuesday, federal judges ruled that since North Carolina’s congressional district map […]

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