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  • Intelligence expert: Kushner's security clearance must be pulled 'right now'
    Intelligence expert and author Malcolm Nance put Jared Kushner's alleged request to establish a secret channel with the Kremlin in perspective for average viewers Friday night. "Had any individual other than these individuals who worked immediately for President Trump, performed these actions,” he told MSNBC's Chris Hayes, "they would have immediately had their clearances pulled. […]
  • Jared Kushner and Russian ambassador discussed setting up a secret communications channel
    The Washington Post is reporting that Jared Kushner proposed but seemingly failed to set up a secret channel so the Trump administration could have secure communications with the Russians without being detected. Oops. Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and […]
  • The Senate Democrats' 'hell-no' caucus takes shape, laying groundwork for 2020
    Six senators who caucus with the Democrats have set themselves apart from the rest of their caucus when it comes to telling Donald Trump to take a long walk on a short pier. Politico is calling it the "hell-no caucus" and it includes the following senators, listed in ascending order based on how many Trump […]
  • Trump's attack on First Amendment press freedoms puts reporters at the tip of the spear
    It's impossible to view Montana Republican Greg Gianforte's assault on journalist Ben Jacobs in isolation. As many outlets are now pointing out, the number of threatening incidents this month alone is startling. The AP writes: — The editor of Alaska’s largest newspaper said a state senator slapped one of his reporters when the reporter sought […]
  • FBI probe of attempted hack on Trump Organization could pose problems for Trump
    ABC News is reporting that the FBI opened an investigation into a potential cyberattack on the Trump Organization by overseas hackers. The probe included calling an "emergency session" with Trump sons Don Jr. and Eric, though Eric Trump claims they "absolutely weren't hacked." Law enforcement officials who spoke to ABC News on the condition of […]
  • Trump's inspirational 'ask not what you can do for your country' budget
    Forget about the calls of great presidents like FDR and JFK for young Americans to give back to their country—that aspirational ethic is so last century. Instead, Donald Trump's new budget proposal is a lesson in scarcity, inspiring more of a “every man for himself" mentality among the populace. The New York Times writes: Mr. Trump’s budget proposal […]
  • The morally reprehensible Mike Pence congratulates the morally reprehensible Greg Gianforte
    Mike Pence on Friday reaffirmed that he not only never had a moral compass, he's lost his ability to pretend that he has one. xCongrats @GregForMontana on great win & gracious speech. Look forward to having you help @realDonaldTrump #MAGA. https://t.co/xvHGuP46Xu— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) May 26, 2017 Yep, you guys are really gonna do great […]
  • Is GOP assailant Greg Gianforte still a 'wonderful guy'? Trump and Pence spinelessly won't say
    Here’s how Donald Trump endorsed the GOP candidate for Montana’s at-large seat in a robocall released on Wednesday: “You have to get to the polls tomorrow to vote for my friend, Republican Greg Gianforte, for Congress. He's a wonderful guy…” Mike Pence also recorded a robocall and then some—campaigning with Gianforte in Montana. “We need more allies in […]
  • Trump loses in court again: Fourth Circuit backs nationwide injunction on his Muslim ban 2.0
    This decision just in from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which fielded an “en banc” panel of 13 judges, largely upholding the nationwide injunction on Donald Trump’s Muslim ban 2.0: … an Executive Order that in text speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination. Surely the Establishment […]
  • A Montana GOP candidate made in Trump's mold: rich, unaccountable, and above the law
    You don't have to know much about Montana's GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte to realize he's a direct political descendent of Donald Trump: an entitled millionaire who's accountable to no one and considers himself above the law. Look no further than the altercation last night in which Gianforte wrapped his hands around the neck of a reporter who […]