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Trump’s Doing It Again. And by ‘It’ I Mean Lying During a Global Pandemic

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) There are some things that have remained consistent since the coronavirus hit: Jeezy is still rapping about drugs despite being a grown-ass man in a serious grown-ass man relationship with the Asian girl from The Real or The Talk or The View. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has continued to unite […]

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The Spanish Flu, Polish Disease, and now ‘Chinese Virus’: The Dark History of Naming Diseases

President Trump opened one of his many recent press conferences devoted to an outbreak that’s now killed more than 300 Americans without saying the word “coronavirus.” Instead, he substituted his chosen name: “the Chinese virus.” Other Republicans have also raced to rebrand the virus that causes COVID-19. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy went with “Chinese […]

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When Tucker Carlson Started Taking Coronavirus Seriously, Guess Who Followed Suit?

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The first case of coronavirus was diagnosed in the U.S. on January 21, but the president knew that this was definitely something to keep an eye on at the end of December 2019. That’s when Wuhan, China, the reported epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, had been investigating an “outbreak of […]

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Biden Is Like, Check Out How a Normal President Would Handle Coronavirus

The day after President Trump sent the markets into a panic with a bumbling and xenophobic Oval Office speech on the novel coronavirus, former Vice President Joe Biden sought to show America what it might be like to have a competent president. Biden slammed Trump for stirring racism after downplaying the public health crisis for […]

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Trump Claims the U.S. Shouldn’t Be Worried About the Coronavirus, So Why Was He Scared to Visit the CDC?

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) President Contaminated HawSpit—also known as the Human Racism Virus—keeps telling America that we’ve got nothing to fear when it comes to the coronavirus. In fact, he basically said that if blacks have their peppermints and ginger ale, they should be good. He also recommended that if white people use whatever […]

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Trump Keeps Suing Newspapers Over Opinions He Doesn’t Like

President Trump still seems to be pretty touchy about any suggestion of Russian election interference — so much so that his reelection campaign is suing a newspaper for libel for the second time in a week. After years of bark-but-no-bite whining about critical media coverage, Trump’s campaign filed a complaint against The Washington Post Tuesday […]

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‘Little Bitch’: Roger Stone Had Some Choice Words for a Lawyer Right Before He Got Sentenced

President Trump’s friend and former adviser Roger Stone managed to stay quiet for months after the judge in his criminal case put him under a strict gag order. But the famously flamboyant political operative got a few things off his chest a couple weeks ago during an hours-long civil deposition for another case in Florida, […]

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Move Over MAGA Hats, Trump Campaign’s Black Outreach Includes ‘Woke’ T-shirts

President Donald Trump prepares to sign an executive order to bolster historically black colleges and universities in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 28, 2017.Photo: Jim Watson (Getty Images) For some reason—maybe this has to do with white Midwestern farmers who don’t realize that Trump doesn’t care about them and […]

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Yes, Dana Rohrabacher Dangled a Pardon in Front of Julian Assange. Just Ask Dana.

WASHINGTON — So much for the White House insisting Julian Assange’s story about discussing a presidential pardon with a Republican congressman was “a total lie.” The congressman in question just backed it up. Hours after President Trump’s White House issued a blanket denial on Wednesday, former California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher piped up to say that, […]

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Trump’s Tweets Worked: Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Roger Stone, the longtime ally of President Trump who unironically dresses like a 1920 gangster and a traveling magician had a child, was sentenced to just 3 years and 4 months in prison Thursday, for crimes involving the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s remix of the 2016 presidential campaign. Stone’s […]

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The Trump Administration Finally Broke the Anti-Trafficking Movement

When Congress passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, 20 years ago, it was hailed as a shining example of bipartisan consensus. “You’ve got soccer moms and Southern Baptists, the National Organization for Women and the National Association of Evangelicals on the same side of the issue,” Michael Horowitz, senior fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute […]

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Insufferable Trump Holds Up Newspaper With ‘Acquitted’ Headline and Blasts Dems During National Prayer Breakfast

Photo: Evan Vucci (Getty Images) We all knew that the impeachment acquittal of President Donald Trump was going to make him even more impossible to tolerate, and in his first public appearance since convincing Republicans that they better stay the course, Trump didn’t disappoint. On Thursday at, of all places, the National Prayer Breakfast, Trump […]

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Trump Refused to Shake Nancy Pelosi’s Hand and Other Petty Moments From the State of the Union

Photo: Mandel Ngan (Getty Images) The State of the Union under the Trump administration has become a congressional version of the mythical Hater’s Ball. Everyone goes but everyone hates everybody. It’s basically a sorority step show without the stepping. There is more shade being thrown here than all of the Housewives series combined. Even the […]

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Shadow tweets apology and spin for Iowa Caucus app debacle

Shadow executives have a tweeted an apology for their vote counting app whose misfire delayed the results of the Democratic Party’s Iowa Caucus. But the company also tried to insist their app worked mostly as expected while trying to quash some conspiracy theories about its origins. The Twitter thread came one day after the results […]

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Mysterious startup Shadow under scrutiny after Iowa Caucus meltdown

A mobile app that was created to manage voter data so Democrats could close the digital gap with President Trump has instead sown chaos during the Iowa Caucuses. Organizers of the local meetings were supposed to use the app created by the startup Shadow to report results from Iowa’s unusual voting system. In the caucuses, […]

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It’s Official: John Bolton Won’t Testify Against Trump, and Neither Will Anyone Else

WASHINGTON — John Bolton won’t be dropping any truth bombs on President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial after all. And neither will anyone else. The Senate voted against calling witnesses Friday, making Trump’s the first of over a dozen Senate impeachment proceedings in U.S. history to go 100% witness-free. Moments before the vote took […]

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Trump Asked John Bolton to Help Pressure Ukraine 2 Months Before the July 25 Call

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) While all of us have heard about the July 25 phone call that Donald Trump had with Ukrainian President Seymour Shutupsky (like you know his name and how to spell it), according to former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s unpublished manuscript, nearly two months before that call, Trump wanted Bolton […]

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President Trump’s Border Wall Refuses Breathalyzer, Field Sobriety Test After Being Caught Falling Down

US workers build the border wall between El Paso, Texas, US and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on February 5, 2019. Photo: HERIKA MARTINEZ (Getty Images) Question: What does Trump’s bullshit border wall and London Bridges have in common? Answer: Both of them shits stay falling down. On Wednesday, images of Trump’s impenetrable border wall, which was […]

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Trump Denied E. Jean Carroll’s Sexual Assault Allegation. Now She Wants His DNA.

Lawyers for advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who’s accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s, want him to hand over a genetic sample in an effort to determine whether his DNA is on a dress she wore during the alleged assault. On Thursday, Carroll’s attorneys served notice to a Trump lawyer, […]

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Trump: New trade deal with Canada, Mexico to boost US growth

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has signed into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico. Trump says it replaces what he calls the “nightmare” of a Clinton-area agreement that governed trade among the three countries. Trump says that agreement encouraged factories to leave the United States and relocate south […]

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