Tag: Donald Trump

Republicans Don’t Care About “Unity”

Donald Trump rarely did anything to expand his base of support beyond the voters who put him in office. He spent his term antagonizing the people he could have brought into the fold, while governing poorly enough to alienate a significant portion of those who put him in the White House. Biden’s unity pledge can […]

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The Senate Is Failing

Since the chamber’s seats aren’t apportioned by population, and because it was originally unelected, the Framers also described it as a bulwark against the temporary passions that might arise from the elected branches. The six-year terms for senators would guard against whatever passing fads might inflame the House from time to time. “In order to […]

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Senate Republicans Just Showed They’re Not Going to Back Trump’s Impeachment

Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, speaks to members of the media while waiting for the Senate Subway inside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Welp, so much for consequences. The Senate voted 55-45 on Tuesday to go ahead with former […]

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Everything We Know About Kellyanne Conway, Her Daughter and That Nude Photo

Kellyanne Conway and her daughter Claudia take their seats at the Women’s Empowerment Panel, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the White House.Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais (Getty Images) When President Trump’s senior and arguably most trusted adviser, Kellyanne Conway, leader of the undead, announced that she was leaving the Trump administration to handle issues at home, […]

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Biden to Reopen Affordable Care Act Health Plans, Because Pandemic

Photo: Doug Mills (Getty Images) Using his pen, also known as the undoer of all things Trump, President Joe Biden is set to sign executive actions as early as Thursday that will reopen “federal marketplaces selling Affordable Care Act health plans and to lower recent barriers to joining Medicaid.” According to the Washington Post, this […]

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Stephen Colbert Couldn’t Resist Making One Final ‘Pee Tape’ Joke About Trump

Is the “pee tape” real? We may never know, but count Stephen Colbert among the believers. The Late Show host has cracked countless jokes about the 2013 tape that allegedly shows Donald Trump watching two prostitutes pee in a bed that the Obamas slept in at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow, Russia (it says a […]

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How Biden Can Achieve a Russian Restoration

Likewise, the Biden administration should think twice before defining the international system as an ideological contest between democracy and authoritarianism. Such was the spirit of the early Cold War, and in that stark and binary conflict, the us-versus-them rhetoric of freedom and slavery was too often an excuse for zealotry, smugness, and the excessive militarization […]

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Why Josh Hawley is Playing the Victim

It’s a substantially flawed case. Hawley, in his New York Post piece, contends that America now has a “social credit score” like Communist China and that citizens are being ranked and punished based on how “woke” they are. “If you want to get a good job, stay at hotels and be served at restaurants, you […]

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Lil Wayne Reportedly Went Straight To Work On Tory Lanez’s New Video After Being Pardoned By Trump

Although anything Tory Lanez posts must be taken with a grain of salt in recent months, it looks like Lil Wayne celebrated his official pardon by getting straight back to work, joining Lanez on the set of his new music video for “Big Tipper.” In a clip that Tory posted to his Instagram, Wayne apparently […]

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Ban Trump and Break Up Facebook

Donald Trump wants back on Facebook, and he’s willing to go to court over it. Except in this case, it’s a strange kind of judicial authority: the Facebook Oversight Board, a Facebook-funded body which promises to independently adjudicate cases of import to the platform’s rules and standards. (Lately, they’ve been debating the acceptability of nipples […]

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Trump’s Final Lie Count Is Insane and More Than 10,000 Came in the Final 5 Months

Photo: ALEX EDELMAN (Getty Images) Trump is a liar. Trump is also a teller of his truth. Just so happens that even Trump’s truth is a lie. Trump is also a liar’s liar. Well-practiced liars admire his ability to just lie, endlessly, until it just becomes a lie repeated. So whether Trump is a liar […]

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Rudy Giuliani Has Been Sued By Dominion For $1.3 Billion Over His ‘Big Lie’ About Election Fraud

Dominion Voting Systems is hopping (and justifiably) mad about the collateral damage from the Trump campaign’s damaging election fraud conspiracy claims. And as a member of Trump’s so-called “Elite Strike Force,” Rudy Giuliani is the latest to be slapped with a $1.3 billion lawsuit over his part in spreading the “Big Lie,” within which he […]

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‘We Must Convict Him!’ Maxine Waters Demands Trump’s Senate Impeachment Trial ‘Take Away His Power’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Emma McIntyre / Getty Donald Trump may be gone from Washington, but Rep. Maxine Waters refuses to forget the damage he did to democracy and American society at large. The California Congresswoman was one of the 231 U.S. Representatives who voted for Trump’s second impeachment, a first for a sitting president. […]

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Federal Law Enforcement Might Let Some Capitol Attackers Get Away Without Charges for Insurrection

Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta (Getty Images) It shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise, yet it’s still very disturbing to hear that federal law enforcement officials are considering not even charging some of the people who broke into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in a violent attempt to stop the rightful certification of […]

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Capitol Rioters to Trump: ‘I Literally Beg Your Pardon and You Just Gon’ Do Me Like This?’

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) As America recovers from the act of domestic terrorism committed against the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, some participants have expressed regret for…*snickers*…I’m sorry, let me start again. It turns out not everyone who took part in the violence in D.C. is still proud of…*snickers again*…My apologies, guys, one more […]

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Don’t Fire People for Dumb Tweets

On Wednesday, Will Wilkinson, a New York Times contributor and vice president at the center-right think tank the Niskanen Center made a joke on Twitter. “If Biden really wanted unity,” he tweeted, “he’d lynch Mike Pence.” The joke has been called “bad” and “offensive” an innumerable number of times since. Wilkinson’s jape may have been […]

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Kill Coal to Save Lives

In Texas, the NRG-owned WA Parish Generating Station has exacted a grim toll in exchange for the energy and jobs it’s provided the surrounding communities in Fort Bend County. Public Citizen noted last May that the pollutants emitted by the plant are estimated to be responsible for some 178 premature deaths each year. The promise […]

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National Guardsmen Protecting The Capitol Are Being Forced To Sleep In Parking Lots And People Are Outraged

The January 6 deadly insurrection/failed MAGA coup (carried out while Congress was certifying the Electoral College vote) led to a massive beefing up of security on Capitol Hill. This, naturally, led to an influx of National Guardsmen to Washington, D.C. and photos of service members sleeping in the halls of the U.S. Capitol itself. It […]

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‘Donald John Trump Incited The Erection:’ Chuck Schumer’s Unfortunate (But Funny) Verbal Flub On The Floor Of The Senate Has Everyone LOLing

While announcing that articles of impeachment against Donald Trump will be sent to the Senate on Monday, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made an unfortunate Freudian slip when it came time to pronounce “insurrection.” During his prepared statement on Friday morning, Schumer attempted to invoke the seriousness of the attack on the Capitol building following a […]

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The QAnon Shaman’s Lawyer: Trump ‘Duped’ My Client Into Joining An Insurrection And Pardoning Him Would Have Been The ‘Honorable’ Thing To Do

With Trump officially out of office and the hope of a presidential pardon now firmly lodged in the trash, some of his most loyal supporters are beginning to turn on him. Chief among them is Jacob Chansley, the infamous QAnon Shaman, who became the de facto face of the insurrection on Capitol Hill this month […]

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Can the White House Press Briefing Be Saved?

This administration appears to be well-organized and disciplined. Its early appointments are full of familiar Beltway hands, most of whom have decades of experience. There are no Kayleigh McEnanys or Omarosas or Johnny McEntees. There are no bombthrowers; no one who sees administration experience as a pathway to a lucrative post-politics career in partisan media; […]

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Rand Paul Thinks Joe Biden Called Republicans Racists and Liars. He Didn’t, But If He Did, Where’s the Lie?

Photo: Greg Nash (Getty Images) I’m going to begin with a confession: I didn’t watch much of President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Not because I wasn’t excited that not-Trump was officially being sworn into office, it’s just…Look, I was playing video games, OK? Whatever, I follow the news all day for a living. (I did watch […]

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Biden to Sign 10 Executive Orders Just to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic

Photo: JIM WATSON (Getty Images) There is power in the president’s pen, and America’s newest President Joe Biden is expected to sign the fuck out of some executive orders Thursday in an attempt to ramp up “COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, tightening enforcement of workplace safety rules and funneling more federal dollars to states struggling through […]

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Trump Actually Still Has A Chance To Get His Facebook And Instagram Accounts Re-Activated

We had 24 hours of a bliss-filled world where the name Donald Trump seemingly didn’t exist, but it looks like the overlords of Facebook might take that back. With Trump finally out of office and banned from nearly every social media platform, the misinformation spread has slowly ground to a halt. (It’s truly amazing what […]

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Read The Letter Kwame Kilpatrick Sent Trump Pleading For A Commutation: ‘I Applaud Your Boldness’

NewsOne Featured Video Social media videos show that disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has already been released from prison and reunited after having his sentence commuted in a flurry of last-minute clemency orders from Donald Trump late Tuesday night. The now-former president either pardoned or commuted the sentences of nearly 150 people on his […]

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What Do Trump’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan and Bigfoot Have in Common? They Both Don’t Exist

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) In what appears to be chapter 7 of the ways in which Trump screwed over America, new President Joe Biden learned that he won’t be inheriting a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan from the former administration because there isn’t one. That’s right, the president of people who refused to wear masks […]

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Biden Is Already Draining the Swamp, Fires 3 of Trump’s Worst Appointees

Photo: Scott Eisen (Getty Images) One of former President Shitbag Von Nunu’s best traits was that he was notoriously bad at the mundane shit. Instead of hiring people who were qualified in their respective fields, Von Nunu placed an emphasis on loyalty over everything. In turn, he put people who didn’t know what the fuck […]

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The End of the 40-Year War on Government

The war on government also made it possible to reduce non-defense domestic discretionary spending—that is, all government spending except defense spending and “non-discretionary” entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare, where anybody who’s eligible receives benefits automatically. Domestic non-discretionary spending represents only about 14 percent of all federal spending, which is why shrinking it has […]

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Why Donald Trump Is Already Teasing a 2024 Campaign

Donald Trump’s final speech, at a kind of half-hearted miniature rally, ended on a fitting note. “Have a good life,” a dejected and petulant Trump said. “See you soon.” Then the Village People’s “YMCA,” the anthem of his failed bid for reelection, started blaring. Trump waved goodbye and boarded Air Force One. Somewhere between Washington, […]

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