Tag: Lindsey Graham

Erdoğan Stopped His Oval Office Meeting to Show Trump an Anti-Kurd Propaganda Video

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stopped an Oval Office meeting in its tracks to whip out an iPad and show President Donald Trump a propaganda film that portrayed the Kurds as terrorists. Republican senators in the room on Wednesday pushed back to defend the Kurds — longtime U.S. allies abandoned by Trump’s decision to pull […]

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Trump Is Using His Ukraine Playbook Against the Senate

There was an intriguing recurring theme in Bill Taylor’s testimony for the impeachment inquiry earlier this week. The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine laid out in his 15-page opening statement how President Donald Trump and his allies manipulated U.S. foreign policy to undermine his domestic political opponents. Time and time again, Taylor describes how Trump’s […]

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‘The Daily Show’ Asks ‘What Happened To Lindsey Graham?’ By Dredging Up Some Old Footage Of Him Trashing Trump

Getty Image Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) may now be one of President Donald Trump’s biggest enablers — behind only, say, Mitch McConnell — but it hasn’t always been that way. In fact, in case you’ve forgotten, during the 2016 presidential primaries, Graham was an outspoken detractor of the former Celebrity Apprentice host, and he did […]

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The Banality of Lindsey Graham

It may be hard to believe now, but Lindsey Graham was once considered a relative moderate. During the Obama years, the South Carolina senator backed legislation that would create a legal path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, worked with Democrats on proposals to tackle climate change, and voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan […]

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‘We Are Where We Belong’: Rep. Ilhan Omar Refuses to Allow Trump and His Supporters to Silence Her

One day after the Trump rally in Greenville, N.C., where he allowed his supporters to shout “send her back” in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota congresswoman shares why defending Trump and his hateful rhetoric is wrong, as well as why dissent is patriotic. She also responds to Lindsey Graham’s stance that Trump’s comments […]

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Lindsey Graham: The President Doesn’t Want to Kick Out All Legal Citizens, Just the Ones That Don’t Support Him

Photo: Tom Brenner (Getty Images) Watching Trump’s favorite footstool Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) twerk is becoming one of my favorite boredom activities. Wait, you’ve never seen Republicans twerk? Sure you have. That’s what I call it when they bend over backwards to support the president’s xenophobic, racist, immoral and unconstitutional policies and then begin talking […]

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Lindsey Graham: The President Doesn’t Want to Kick Out All Legal Citizens, Just the Ones Who Don’t Support Him

Photo: Tom Brenner (Getty Images) Watching Trump’s favorite footstool Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) twerk is becoming one of my favorite boredom activities. Wait, you’ve never seen Republicans twerk? Sure you have. That’s what I call it when they bend over backwards to support the president’s xenophobic, racist, immoral and unconstitutional policies and then begin talking […]

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Lindsey Graham’s “Achilles Heel”

Aside from Maine’s Susan Collins—who is a “moderate” until the moment Mitch McConnell needs her vote to Kavanaugh-ize the Supreme Court—Lindsey Graham is the most duplicitous Republican senator running for reelection in 2020.  As recently as 2016, Graham was known as John McCain’s loyal Sancho Panza—an iconoclastic, albeit conservative, South Carolina senator who radiated scorn […]

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In One Day, Jaime Harrison, Lindsey Graham’s Challenger, Raises Six Figure in Donations

Screenshot: WYFF-TV He’s the son of a single mom and already has an endorsement from Luke Skywalker. (Fine, it’s actor Mark Hamill, who played Skywalker, who showed love—but if I said that Hamill endorsed him, would you even have known who he was?) He’s running a campaign under the hashtag #SendLindseyHome—as in President Trump’s favorite […]

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Lindsey Graham Faces a Challenge to His 2020 Re-Election Dreams in SC Democratic Leader Jaime Harrison

In this Sept. 8, 2016 photo, South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison and his GOP counterpart, Chairman Matt Moore, laugh after a recent voter education forum in Florence, S.C. Harrison has now announced his candidacy to unseat GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina in 2020.Photo: Meg Kinnard (Associated Press) South Carolina Sen. Lindsey […]

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