Tag: Donald Trump

To End Forever War, End the Dollar’s Global Dominance

Two days after a U.S. drone assassinated Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani outside the Baghdad International Airport, the Iraqi parliament approved a nonbinding resolution to expel the American military from its country. It was not Iraq’s first effort at eviction: Several times in the past few years, the Baghdad government has requested that U.S. forces […]

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John Bolton Has Run the Trump White House’s Greatest Scam

Anton Chekhov, the 19th century Russian author, did not believe in red herrings. The metaphorical gun that bears his name is a reminder to writers that everything matters, or at least that everything should matter, when crafting a novel. “If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the […]

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‘Public Charge’: Effect On Black People Is Overlooked In Trump’s Latest Effort To Punish Immigrants

UPDATED: 5:32 p.m. ET, Jan. 27, 2020 — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to allow several of President Donald Trump‘s controversial “public charge” rules challenges the overwhelming narrative surrounding immigration in the U.S. that has long centered on Latinos, Hispanics and Central Americans. In addition to those groups, immigrants from majority Black countries […]

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Trump’s Defense Lawyers Pick Up Where They Left Off, and By ‘Pick Up’ I Mean They Just Continue Lying

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) On Monday, President Trump’s loose group of arthritic knees and questionable morals banded together to expand on their brief opening statements from Saturday to make their case as to why the president of the United States isn’t the real Joanne the Scammer. A live look at President Trump promising that […]

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Ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton Can’t Testify, But He Sure Knows How to Promote a Book

Photo: SERGEI GAPON (Getty Images) President Donald Trump began his Monday the way he always does: He ate the remains of a baby goat that was leftover from the weekend, slogged around the White House looking for his pig’s blood and cilantro smoothie and then locked himself in his private bathroom where he rage tweeted […]

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donald trump unveils new space force logo that looks like star trek insignia

president donald trump officially unveiled the logo for the US space force, with reactions among star trek fans drawing attention to its familiarity. it’s because the logo, which draws from an existing air force command logo, bears a striking similarity to ‘star trek’ insignia. space force is a newly developed branch of the armed forces […]

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Defense resumes in key impeachment week; Democrats seek witnesses

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) × Defense resumes in key impeachment week; Democrats seek witnesses President Donald Trump delivers […]

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Three years later, Trump travel ban heads back to court

RICHMOND, Va. – President Donald Trump’s travel ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries is headed back to a federal appeals court, three years after it was first imposed. A protester holds a poster with the social media hashtag “#refugeesWelcome,” during a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, Monday, May 15, 2017, outside […]

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Trump Now Says He’s Open to Cut Entitlements

Photo: Mandel Ngan (Getty Images) Another day, another installment in the ongoing saga that is “y’alls President is a lying ass liar.” Our subject for tonight’s episode is entitlements. CNN reports that when the currently impeached President was asked by CNBC in Davos whether entitlements would ever be something on his plate he responded with […]

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The Best Defense of Donald Trump

President Donald Trump’s lawyers will start delivering their opening statement on Saturday. Their defenses of his actions are unlikely to be cogent or persuasive. The trial brief his team filed earlier this week took alarming stances on executive power, effectively arguing that there are no constraints; therefore, the president cannot abuse it. At times, their […]

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Donald Trump Revealed A Space Force Logo That Boldly Goes Where Star Trek Already Has

Donald Trump is currently on trial in the senate as the governing body is debating whether to remove him from office after he was impeached by the House of Representatives. Which is a perfect time for a Friday news dump that got him a lot of reaction online. Space Force is apparently happening, as a […]

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Impeachment Trial, Day 3: How Do You Get Liars to Care About the Truth?

Screenshot: Senate Television (Getty Images) So I know you didn’t watch Day 3 of the Trump Impeachment trial so allow me to recap all the bits you missed. Democrats continued to make their case, which was totally riveting btw, and then Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) pulled a sword and began hacking away at the podium. […]

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Adam Schiff and the End of Implausible Deniability

From time to time in the Trump era, Republican members of Congress have found themselves stricken with blindness, deafness, illiteracy, or some combination thereof. Their affliction tends to manifest whenever President Donald Trump and his allies do something troubling. They claimed that they didn’t watch coverage of a rally where his supporters chanted “send her […]

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Day 2: Impeachment Boogaloo

Photo: Mark WIlson (Getty Images) Have you ever been to a rave? I have and it’s exactly what you’d expect: loud music, lots of footwork, glow sticks and drugs. But what’s most impressive about a rave is how long they are and how sweaty everyone gets because the whole room gets hot because of all […]

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Amazon asks court to pause Microsoft’s work on Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI contract

(Reuters) — Amazon said on Wednesday that it filed a motion in court to pause the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft from carrying out an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal until a court rules on Amazon’s protest of the contract award. Amazon, originally considered to be the favorite to win the award, […]

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The Neocons Strike Back

There was a time not so long ago, before President Donald Trump’s surprise decision early this year to liquidate the Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, when it appeared that America’s neoconservatives were floundering. The president was itching to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan. He was staging exuberant photo-ops with a beaming Kim Jong-un. He was reportedly […]

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Trump to attend anti-abortion rally in Washington

The White House says President Donald Trump will become the first president to attend the annual anti-abortion gathering in Washington called the March for Life. President Donald Trump exits Air Force One on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., after returning from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Kevin […]

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US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women

× US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women The Trump administration is coming out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting a practice known as “birth tourism.” That refers to cases when women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S. citizenship. Visa applicants deemed by consular officers to […]

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The Democrats’ Airtight, Impotent Case for Impeaching Trump

Just over a year ago, hours after the new House Democratic majority was sworn in, incoming freshman Rashida Tlaib gave an impassioned speech to a crowd of revelers at an event sponsored by the progressive group MoveON. It was a speech about identity as a motivational force for political action, one that referred not only […]

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Surveillance States Are Flexing Their Muscle

Three weeks in, 2020 is already a banner year for authoritarian government surveillance. Last weekend, The New York Times’ Kashmir Hill reported that Clearview, an AI startup with connections to Rudy Giuliani and backing from Peter Thiel, had crossed a virtual Rubicon by making the internet searchable by face—and by giving facial-recognition database access to […]

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