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Trump Dissolves Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (Video)

Trump Dissolves Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (Video)

Resistance is not futile. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced an end to the controversial Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI), convened in the spring to feed into Trump’s fiction about three to five-million illegal voters casting fraudulent ballots last November. Its demise is attributed to federal lawsuits, including from one of its own members, and resistance from states that […]

Former Treasury Secretary: GOP Tax Bill Will ‘Leave Us Broke’ (Video)

Former Treasury Secretary: GOP Tax Bill Will ‘Leave Us Broke’ (Video)

There is no shortage of critics of the Republican “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act;” i.e., the tax bill that hands $1.5 trillion in permanent tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy like President Trump and his ilk. Even Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) admitted the bill goes too far–after it was passed, of course. Most, though, have dismissed concerns, insisting […]

Former Alabama State Rep Wanted Kids To Play On Toxic Soil (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Former Alabama State Rep Wanted Kids To Play On Toxic Soil (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Last week, Kyle Whitmire, a columnist for Alabama Media Group–Advance Publications’ three Alabama newspapers–announced the results of his yearly “Scumbag of the Year” contest, naming the Alabama politician who had done the most to drag the Yellowhammer State through the mud. At first glance, there was no doubt who 2017’s “winner” would be–Roy Moore. The […]

JUST IN: Trump Just Said Hispanics Are Going To Start ‘Falling In Love’ With ‘Their President’

JUST IN: Trump Just Said Hispanics Are Going To Start ‘Falling In Love’ With ‘Their President’

Today in Trumplandia (the crazy world that exists inside Pres. Donald Trump’s brain), the news is that “DACA activists and Hispanics” are going to totally be falling in love with Republicans and “their president.” Democrats are doing nothing for DACA – just interested in politics. DACA activists and Hispanics will go hard against Dems, will […]

Trump’s NYT Interview Is Raising More Questions About His Mental Health (Video)

Trump’s NYT Interview Is Raising More Questions About His Mental Health (Video)

It’s once again time to question President Trump’s mental stability. As if this week’s mendacious claim he signed into law more legislation than any other president isn’t bad enough, his interview the following day with the New York Times is causing some to wonder whether it isn’t the lying that should concern us but the president’s rapidly […]

Mike Pence Gets Expertly Trolled While On Vacation In Aspen

Mike Pence Gets Expertly Trolled While On Vacation In Aspen

While President Trump is vacationing at Mar-a-Lago over the Christmas break, Vice President Mike Pence has been staying in Aspen, Colorado, and just got hit by an ironic twist of karma. Pence is staying at a private home in Aspen, and recently awoke to find a rainbow flag with the words “Make America Gay Again” […]

ISIS Finds Another Tool To Wage Terror–Our Lax Gun Laws (TWEET)

ISIS Finds Another Tool To Wage Terror–Our Lax Gun Laws (TWEET)

Earlier this month, the Iraqi government declared that it had chased the Islamic State out of its territory. But it doesn’t look like ISIS is going down quietly. That much was made clear earlier this week, when the jihadist group released a propaganda video urging its American followers to carry out attacks in its name. […]

Cities Sue Pentagon For Botched Gun Background Checks (VIDEO)

Cities Sue Pentagon For Botched Gun Background Checks (VIDEO)

It has been amply established that one of the worst mass shootings of 2017 was completely preventable. On November 5, Devin Kelley burst into the morning service at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas and killed 26 people before turning his gun on himself. As we now know, Kelley should have never been able […]

2018 Agenda: Could Bipartisan Infrastructure Save DACA?

2018 Agenda: Could Bipartisan Infrastructure Save DACA?

In the wake of the tax bill, President Donald Trump shifted his confrontational tactics. After the president signed the partisan legislation, the White House changed its tone. To that end, the administration announced it will seek bipartisan support for an infrastructure bill in 2018. While many factors need negotiation, Trump’s tactics provided an opportunity for […]

White House Officials Say Trump Went Full Racist About Immigrants (TWEETS/VIDEO)

White House Officials Say Trump Went Full Racist About Immigrants (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Donald Trump began his bid to buy the presidency with blatant dog whistling about immigrants. In the two-plus years since then, dog whistling has become one of his many trademarks. But several White House officials claim that Trump dropped all pretense this summer. They say they were on hand for a meeting at which Trump […]

The Alt-Right Decided To Troll ‘The Last Jedi’ And Got Hit By A Massive Dose Of Karma

The Alt-Right Decided To Troll ‘The Last Jedi’ And Got Hit By A Massive Dose Of Karma

Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi received praise from many, but the Alt-Right is not among them. Disney’s modern take on the Star Wars franchise drew backlash from elements of the extremist ideology. One group claimed to take matters in their own hands. After an oddly negative audience score appeared on Rotten Tomatoes, a Alt-Right Facebook group took […]

The UN Votes To Condemn Trump Over Jerusalem Decision (Video)

The UN Votes To Condemn Trump Over Jerusalem Decision (Video)

Countries are lining up to repudiate the United States after President Donald Trump threatened to cut aid to nations that refused to support his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Thursday saw the United Nations sending a resounding message after 128 member countries voted to uphold a resolution stating Jerusalem’s status can only be settled as an agreed […]

Trump Drops Climate Change From National Security Strategy List (Video)

Trump Drops Climate Change From National Security Strategy List (Video)

Apparently we don’t have to fear climate change anymore. That is if we go by a move the Trump administration made this week when it dropped climate change from a list of global threats. Instead, President Trump’s National Security Strategy (NSS) will now focus more on global economic competitiveness and border security. But not only is Trump’s […]

Rising Income Inequality May Threaten US Democratic Stability

Rising Income Inequality May Threaten US Democratic Stability

Last week, the World Inequality Lab released its first report based on the World Wealth and Income Database (WID). Constructed in part by famous economist Thomas Piketty, the report released at the Paris School of Economics. Titled World Inequality Report 2018, it detailed conditions of high economic inequality within U.S. society. Historically, both ancient and modern nations […]

3 Charts That Show Exactly How The GOP Tax Bill Will Affect You (Hint: It’s Bad)

3 Charts That  Show Exactly How The GOP Tax Bill Will Affect You (Hint: It’s Bad)

Republicans in the House and Senate have insisted that their final tax bill will help middle class Americans. We TOTALLY believed them (sarcasm). Finally, though, we have the actual data — supplied by the Senate Joint Committee on Taxation, conservative friends — to show they lied. First, how to read the charts, via PBS: For […]

Paul Ryan’s Primary Opponent Is A Stone-Cold Racist (TWEETS)

Paul Ryan’s Primary Opponent Is A Stone-Cold Racist (TWEETS)

House Speaker Paul Ryan is a loathsome character. That was amply established long before he helped jam through a massive “tax reform” package that represents a massive giveaway to corporations and the wealthy. But believe it or not, it may be possible that the people of Wisconsin’s 1st District could be saddled with far worse […]

Edu. Dept. IG Report: Betsy DeVos Has Not Processed Any Student Loan Fraud Claims (Video)

Edu. Dept. IG Report: Betsy DeVos Has Not Processed Any Student Loan Fraud Claims (Video)

Who knew an Education Secretary would garner so much press? Normally a low-profile job, Betsy DeVos has elevated her position to unprecedentedly controversial levels. Upon assuming her role as the nation’s education advocate, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos decided to rescind support requiring the U.S. Education Department to investigate loan servicing companies’ past conduct before the government awards lucrative contracts. Interestingly, these are […]

The CDC Is Told Seven Words Are Banned From Its 2018 Budget (Video)

The CDC Is Told Seven Words Are Banned From Its 2018 Budget (Video)

“Vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based,” and “science-based.” These are terms the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are reportedly prohibited from using in any official documents intended for next year’s budget. The nation’s top public health agency was informed at a meeting with senior officials overseeing the CDC budget Thursday that in lieu of “science-based” or “evidence-based,” agency […]

Donald Trump Jr. Tries To Attack Obama And Gets Hit With Massive Internet Karma (TWEETS)

Donald Trump Jr. Tries To Attack Obama And Gets Hit With Massive Internet Karma (TWEETS)

Following the decision by the FCC to end net neutrality, social media quickly lit up with criticism of the move, which could possibly make everyone’s internet connection slower and more expensive. Donald Trump Jr., being the completely clueless moron he is, decided he’d weigh in on the issue and take the side of the FCC […]

With Net Neutrality Gone, What Is The Internet’s Future? (Video)

With Net Neutrality Gone, What Is The Internet’s Future? (Video)

Well, it happened. Despite overwhelming opposition (including a bomb threat that temporarily evacuated the hearing room), and requests for delay from 18 state attorneys over concerns of a corrupted public comment process, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday repealed regulations protecting the free and open internet–known as net neutrality–three to two along party lines. The internet as we know it […]