Trump publicly advises his cabinet nominee to refuse the job: ‘What does he need it for?’

During a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, President Trump advised his hand-picked choice to be secretary of veterans affairs, Ronny Jackson, to not take the job. Jackson’s confirmation process is currently on indefinite hold because the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee…

Shooting at Tennessee Waffle House leaves four dead

Four are dead and four others are injured after a gunman opened fire during the early Sunday morning hours at a Waffle House just southeast of Nashville, Tennessee. According to WSMV Nashville, witnesses described the gunman as using an AR-15 and wearing nothing but a…

Trump considers Cold War-era law to save nation from ‘manufactured’ energy crisis

During President Barack Obama’s presidency, the coal industry and its boosters in Congress often invoked the term “war on coal” to criticize the administration’s energy and environmental policies. Even though Donald Trump now occupies the White House, these same people still believe an enemy —…

House Republican uses obsolete talking point to downplay Trump’s interest in firing Mueller

During a CNN interview on Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) used an obsolete talking point to downplay President Trump’s interest in firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Stewart was asked if he shares Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) belief that Trump will not move…

Trump wants you to forget about that time he copped to obstruction of justice with Lester Holt

During an interview conducted just days after the firing of James Comey, President Trump admitted that his annoyance with the Russia investigation motivated his decision to terminate the FBI director. “And in fact when I decided to just do it [i.e., fire Comey], I said…

Army chief of staff pulls rug out from under transgender military ban

During congressional testimony Thursday, the Army’s top officials explained that they have no knowledge of the unit cohesion concerns expressed in a report justifying President Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military. Army Secretary Mark Esper and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark…

Senator Booker just destroyed Pompeo on his Islamophobia and homophobia

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) absolutely destroyed Mike Pompeo during his confirmation hearing Thursday — taking him to task for his bigotry towards Muslims and members of the LGBTQ community. “I want to talk about many of your past statements concerning Muslim Americans,” Booker began. “I want to…

Sarah Sanders’ incoherent explanation for Trump’s bizarre warning to Russia

During Wednesday’s White House news briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempted to explain a cryptic tweet Trump posted earlier in the day warning Russia about impending airstrikes in Syria. Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia,…

Here are the massive tax cuts going to the Republicans who wrote the tax bill

The rallying cry of Republicans during tax bill negotiations was that this legislation was created with the middle class in mind. It’s a lie the Trump administration told the American people time and time again —  over 84 times. In reality, the GOP tax bill…

3 crucial words in Sarah Sanders’ defense of Trump’s power to fire Mueller

During the White House press briefing on Tuesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House “has been advised” that President Trump has the power to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. “I want to clarify something you said earlier — you said the president believes…

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