Tag: Donald Trump

In Defense of Liberal Conspirators

Born in 1857, Darrow defended countless workers and organizers from conspiracy charges over his career, inspired, in part, by the famous Haymarket trial, a miscarriage of justice that saw eight anarchists charged with conspiracy and seven sentenced to death for an explosion at a small rally (a pardon would be issued in time to save […]

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Family Member of Robert E. Lee Joins Fight to Have Confederate Statue Removed

The sun rises behind the Robert E. Lee statue, where streets are closed ahead of expected protests in Richmond, Virginia on January 17, 2021. – Security officials have warned that armed pro-Trump extremists, possibly carrying explosives, pose a threat to Washington as well as state capitals over the coming week. Photo: Ryan M. Kelly (Getty […]

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Civil Rights Leaders React: Facebook Upholds Trump Ban, But Leaves Door Open For His Return

NewsOne Featured Video Source: MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images / Getty Earlier this year the world breathed a sigh of relief after Trump was banned from numerous social media platforms, beginning with Twitter, followed by Facebook and YouTube. The last straw resulted from Trump’s consistent violent language which eventually helped steer action towards the […]

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The Media Still Doesn’t Know How to Cover the Big Lie

As NYU professor Jay Rosen noted on Twitter, this has become a common tactic for Republicans like Hawley. When pressed about their involvement in the insurrection, they “turn on” a “fog machine, lose most of the audience in hand-to-hand combat over important but arcane details, and run out the clock when the push back comes.” […]

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Even Facebook’s Handpicked “Supreme Court” Thinks Its Policies Are a Joke

This messy, embarrassing result, which will satisfy few across the political spectrum, must come as a shock to Facebook. While the FOB had a respectable roster of academic and political luminaries, it was widely considered a rigged regulatory body that would, perhaps temporarily, pacify legislators and activists critical of Facebook policies. Instead, after issuing a […]

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The Republican Party Will Always Choose Culture Wars Over Working-Class Policy

As the Biden administration and Senate Democrats sort out how badly they want to govern, Republicans on Capitol Hill are keeping themselves busy laying the groundwork for a grand cancellation. For months now, Congresswoman Liz Cheney has come under fire from Republicans inside and outside of Washington for her criticisms of Donald Trump’s role in […]

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Trump Forced to Start His Own Online Platform Just as Facebook Upholds Its Ban on the Former President

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Every now and again, the world gets it right: Rudy Giuliani’s apartment got raided, student loan payments have been suspended, and Rory and Mal are back on The Joe Budden Podcast. Advertisement Also, four months ago, most social media companies banned the former President of Florida, the asshole of America, […]

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Our Friend, the Trump Propagandist

To help sustain the lie, Horowitz was duty bound to deliver another quickie Trump book within six months of the lost election. Not that The Enemy Within provides evidence that a crime was committed on November 3, 2020. It’s basically a clip job, repeating the wild and disproven fraud allegations made by Rudy Giuliani, Sidney […]

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Biden Isn’t Holding Trump Accountable. Sheldon Whitehouse Is Very Concerned.

My original concern was they were just going to do what I would call a “mopes and dopes” investigation and just make a whole ton of trespass and assault cases against people who broke into the Capitol that day and not bother to look at this as a systemic matter and go after the higher-ups, […]

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Turns Out There Was Voter Fraud in Pennsylvania After a Man Voted for Donald Trump in His Dead Mother’s Name

Photo: roibu (Shutterstock) It’s a story as old as time. The Republican Party rails against a thing, only for Republican voters to be found responsible for doing that thing. For example: “We don’t riot or destroy property when we don’t get our way!” Advertisement *Trump supporters riot and destroy property at the Capitol because the […]

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Well, Guess What: Donald Trump Is A Blogger Now

Trump’s back, in blog form. It’s been nearly four months since the 45th American president was permanently banned from Twitter, as well as most of the rest of social media. Since then he’s had to subsist on “press releases,” wherein what would have been his deranged, typo-ridden, randomly all-capped tweets are surreally placed beneath formal-looking […]

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Yamiche Alcindor Named New Moderator of PBS’ Washington Week

Photo: Scott Suchman I don’t know about you, but I love to see Black women winning. Whether big or small, a win for my fellow sisters always feels like a win for me. And I always love to see it. Advertisement Speaking of wins, PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor is celebrating a major […]

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Rev. Al Sharpton Weighs In On The Status Of A Black-Owned Casino In Richmond

Rev. Al Sharpton recently caught up with Urban One CEO Alfred Liggins to discuss the branded casino proposals for the city of Richmond, Virginia. What started out with six companies competing for one contract has now been whittled down to two: Urban One’s proposal on the Southside of Richmond near the Philip Morris cigarette manufacturing […]

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The Republican Party Is for Liars Only

Cheney, who currently serves as the House GOP’s third-ranking member, is in slightly hotter water. She famously broke ranks with all but nine other members of her caucus to vote for Trump’s impeachment in January and denounced his incitement of the riot by saying there had “never been a greater betrayal by a President of […]

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Says ‘There is Not Systemic Racism in America’, but He Also Declared April ‘Confederate Heritage Month,’ So…

Photo: Mandel Ngan (Getty Images) Every now and then I choose a story to write up, not because I think the story is particularly important in and of itself, but because it provides me with an opportunity to make a point. I’d like to thank Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves—who recently declared on Fox Noose that […]

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The Cyber Ninjas Still Trying to Steal Arizona for Trump Are Terrified of ‘Antifa’

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Things are getting even stranger down in Maricopa County, where an audit of Arizona’s 2020 election results is underway.  The “Stop the Steal”-linked firm Cyber Ninjas, which has been hired by the Arizona GOP-led Senate to conduct the audit, is using UV […]

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Seth Meyers Delivered A Pretty Spot-On Owen Wilson Impression While Doing A Segment On The Rudy Giuliani Raid

It’s hard to reconcile the life and career of Rudy Giuliani. In the wake of 9/11, he experienced a worldwide boost in popularity where he was dubbed “America’s Mayor” and named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. Yet he also spent nearly 15 years married to his second cousin. While he’s always been a polarizing […]

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You Don’t Need to Have the My Pillow Guy on Your Late-Night TV Show

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ (ABC)  On Wednesday, Jimmy Kimmel Live! hosted My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, one of the loudest and most bizarre proponents of the baseless conspiracy that the 2020 election was a fraud and that former President Donald Trump actually won. It’s an obvious lie and one that led to a deadly insurrection in the […]

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Tucker Carlson Is Deadly Boring

So what makes Carlson different? For one, he’s a lifetime member of the same “elite” that he rails against. Carlson’s father served as president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and was the ambassador to the Seychelles. Carlson himself attended fancy East Coast boarding schools and colleges. He wrote for years for conservative magazines and […]

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Trump Speechwriter Stephen Miller Whined About Biden’s ‘Lifeless And Dry Address,’ And People Pounced On Him

President Biden’s first Address to Congress is pretty much his first State of the Union, except that nothing has been normal for the past year, and everything’s running a few months late, and Joe’s just rolling with it as best as possible. CBS News is reporting that 85% of speech watchers approved of Wednesday night’s […]

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Trump Holdovers Are Dragging Down the Biden Agenda

Nevertheless, leaving so many positions of power in the hands of those who have so consistently demonstrated their fealty to Trump’s agenda, and their disdain for Biden’s, is an unnecessary gamble with little appreciable upside. And Biden has already been made to pay out on this bad bet as several of these officials have already, […]

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The Walls Are Finally Closing in on Rudy Giuliani

Wednesday’s search also comes as Giuliani’s legal troubles are mounting elsewhere. In January, Dominion Voting Systems sued him for defamation for the false allegations he made against the company while trying to overturn Biden’s victory. His conspiracy theory involved a dizzying array of characters—antifa, George Soros, the Chinese government, deceased Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez, and […]

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‘Is There A Four Seasons Federal Penitentiary?’: Rudy Giuliani’s Home Was Raided By The Feds And The Jokes Are Running Like Hair Dye On A Hot Day

Rudy Giuliani used to be America’s Mayor. A lot has happened since then, obviously, with 2020 being huge for the Borat Subsequent Moviefilm star. He’s the character who held a shout-filled press conference at a landscaping company (sandwiched in between a morgue and a sex shop). He’s the fellow who actually attempted a terrible Joe […]

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EPA To Restore California’s Power To Set Its Own Emissions Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has moved to reinstate California’s authority to set its own vehicle emissions rules and zero-emission vehicle mandates. In 2013, the EPA granted California a waiver for its tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions and EV regulations but in 2019, the agency revoked this waiver under the Trump administration. “The 2019 decision […]

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Oklahoma Senator Makes Sex Joke About VP Kamala Harris Then Defends it Saying ‘People Seem Not To Be Able to Take a Joke’

Screenshot: News 4 Oklahoma Here’s the thing: Conservatives aren’t funny. There’s a reason there are virtually no right-leaning comedy films, late-night shows or stand-up comedians outside of a handful. Republicans will say it’s because of liberal media bias, but this is America; if there was a demand for Klan-ish comedy there would be a supply—they […]

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The Racist Former President Just Called LeBron James a Racist

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) LeBron James isn’t like other former mega stars who allowed their fame to keep them from talking about difficult issues. He understands the power he holds, and as such, he uses his platform to shed light on issues that plague the Black community. Accordingly, James has been vocal about […]

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Why Do Blacks Have a ‘Victim Mentality?’ and Other Questions From an Ohio School’s White History Assignment

Screenshot: Prager U/YouTube An Ohio high school district is probably not under fire after a recent history assignment helped students explore the subject “How to be a pro racist.” Advertisement According to the National Center for Education statistics, Waverly High School in Waverly, Ohio is 96 percent white, boasting a grand total of six Black […]

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Of Course, Research Shows That Black Women Wait Longer in Line to Vote Than Anyone Else

An election worker processes absentee ballots at State Farm Arena on November 2, 2020 in Atlanta, Ga.Photo: Megan Varne (Getty Images) Black women have long been the most important voters for Democrats, and their electoral power has been crucial at the presidential level—just ask former President Barack Obama. Advertisement Democratic presidents, governors and other elected […]

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U.S. Capitol Police Allegedly Told to Only Look Out for Anti-Trump Protesters Ahead of Capitol Riot

Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Getty Images) Further proving that cops just straight-up don’t see angry, vitriolic white people as a threat, it was revealed during a committee hearing regarding the Capitol riot that a Capitol Police officer allegedly told “all outside units” to only monitor for anti-Trump protesters on the morning of Jan. 6. Advertisement According […]

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