Tag: Donald Trump

Biden Fuel Rules Unveiled, Will Exceed Obama’s Goals

The Biden administration is proposing a return to the Obama-era fuel-economy regulations over five years. After that, the rules will get tougher, with the goal of getting 40 percent of American drivers into electric vehicles. The exact numbers, which would come from the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency, haven’t yet been finalized. […]

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Police Officers Give Congress a Front-Row Seat to the Trauma of Our Politics

Cheney and Kinzinger are now the only Republicans on the committee, named by Pelosi. McCarthy pulled all of his five appointments after Pelosi rejected two of them, Representatives Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, on the grounds that the pair had voted against certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral victory. The specter of a lengthy select committee […]

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Brother of Top Biden Adviser Lobbied for General Motors

Washington, D.C. has long been thought of as a “swamp” of shady dealings, regardless of what party is in charge of the White House and/or Congress at any given time. The previous president even promised to “drain the swamp,” though his critics would argue he made it swampier than ever. A close adviser of the […]

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Michael Flynn Was Gifted an AR-15, So of Course He Threatened to Shoot Someone in Washington, D.C.

Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) Some white men dress up to reenact wars; others dress in camouflage to hunt unsuspecting animals in their homes; the rest join the police force but some way, white men are always ready for war. Advertisement What war? Who knows, but if I were an alien who just landed on […]

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We’ll Never Fix Hospitals’ Price-Gouging If We Don’t Break Their Stranglehold on Congress

But what if the problem is the existence of “prices” at all? Why do we talk about the “price” of an appendectomy and a blood transfusion, but not about the “price” of one 40-minute math lesson for a fifth grader and a half-hour of detention after school? In the U.S. healthcare system, the “price” of […]

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Mike Lindell’s Prediction For How Trump Will Become President Again Is So Nonsensical That ‘President Pelosi’ Started Trending

Mike Lindell has made another bold prediction. And unlike his last bold prediction, he’s serious this time. The pillow man with the bad hair previously claimed that his good buddy Donald Trump would regain the presidency on August 13, around the time of his cyber symposium in Sioux Falls, South Dakota that he says will […]

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Former White House Doctor Thinks Biden’s Going to Resign: ‘There’s Something Seriously Going on With This Man Right Now’

Photo: SAUL LOEB (Getty Images) Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), the whitest man with the blackest name, the phony physician who used to claim that President Trump was the most fit president in the history of America, believes that President Biden is suffering from limited cognitive abilities and will resign. Advertisement Apparently Biden, aka Weekend at […]

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Trump Has Predictably Complained About The Cleveland Indians’ Name Change: ‘Such A Disgrace’

Former President Donald Trump is back with another hot take that no one asked for, and what’s worse? It’s a completely predictable gripe coming from a guy with nothing but time on his hands and limited ways to share his racist leanings with the public. That’s right, we’re talking about the recent name change of […]

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“Both Sides” Journalism Will Never Die

Over the last six months, Republicans have tried to rewrite the history of the January assault on the Capitol, casting a violent attempt to overturn the presidential election as a love-in, a peaceful gathering of patriots who were, deep down, no different from tourists. At the same time, congressional Republicans have done all they can […]

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Tucker Carlson Calls Black Capitol Police Officer an ‘Angry Left-Wing Activist’ for Speaking on Racism of Insurrectionists

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Is it just me, or do conservative affirmations always seem to come with some kind of caveat? Advertisement “Support the troops”—unless those troops are military-feminizing women or Critical Race Theory advocates. “Respect the flag”—unless you want to wear it as a onesie even though U.S. code explicitly calls it disrespectful, […]

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Mitch McConnell Dusts Off the GOP’s Debt Ceiling Scam

With much of Washington focused on griping over an infrastructure bill and the makeup of a House committee that will investigate the January assault on the U.S. Capitol, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell opted for a throwback: holding the debt ceiling hostage for the sake of obstructionism. “I can’t imagine there will be a single […]

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White People vs. Everybody

Supporters react as former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas on July 11, 2021Photo: Andy Jacobsohn (Getty Images) Although the National Football League claims to have 32 franchises—all those logos, mascots and jerseys really mean nothing. When it comes down to it, there are only two […]

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A Surprising Potential Swing Vote: Pro-Democracy Republicans

Democrats need to start showing up in Scott County. As of this writing, there is no Democratic county chair. They need to start listening to people and admitting that our standard 10–point plans too often leave out how to create meaningful change for these places and many who live there. This “Other America” is key […]

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Apparently Trump and Bill O’Reilly Are Having A Hard Time Getting People To Pay To Watch Them Bloviate Together On Stage

If you missed out on Kid Rock and Ted Nugent playing at your local concert venue named after a soda, don’t worry, Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly are hitting the road soon. The former president and political commentator, both of whom have been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, announced a joint “History Tour” […]

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Don Jr. Mocks Black Women Protesting for Their Right to Vote

Donald Trump Jr. speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hilton Anatole on July 09, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Bell / Getty Images) Like former president, like former president’s son.  Congressional Black Caucus chair Rep. Joyce Beatty and eight others were arrested during a protest in D.C. Thursday […]

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The Generals Won’t Save Democracy

More than six months after the attempted insurrection at the United States Capitol, we’re still learning about how close the country came to a full-blown coup. On Wednesday, early reviews of I Alone Can Fix It, a new book from Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker documenting Donald Trump’s tumultuous final year in […]

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A MAGA ‘Bitcoin Millionaire’ Is Apparently Selling A ‘Freedom Phone’ That’s Just An Overpriced Chinese Smartphone

Much like the failed blogger MAGA fans still cling to, many in the sphere of influence around Donald Trump are simply out to make a quick buck. And the latest example of this is a smartphone designed to make people make a very dumb purchase, apparently in the name of fighting censorship. That would be […]

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Author Michael Wolff Dishes On ‘Delusional’ Trump And ‘Drunk’ Rudy In A Bonkers CNN Interview: ‘Neither Are In Control Of Their Faculties’

“We’re in the land of absurdity.” That’s how author and journalist Michael Wolff describes the chaotic environment surrounding Donald Trump right now. Wolff went on CNN this week to share excerpts from his new book, Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency, including interactions he had with the former president and his staff when […]

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Bunker Bitch Blues: Trump Wanted Whoever Leaked Info on His Hiding Space ‘Executed,’ New Book Claims

Photo: Andy Jacobsohn (Getty Images) In Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender claims the then-president wanted the bunker leaker executed. Advertisement If I told you that Trump’s White House bedroom was filled with stolen penguins, would you be surprised? What if I […]

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Rudy Giuliani Told Trump To ‘Declare Victory’ On Election Night After Reportedly ‘Drinking Too Much’

I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year, from authors Carol D. Leonnig and Philip Rucker, is the latest tell-all book about the Trump administration. I hope they never stop coming, not when the details are as wild as the former-president raging about typos (“What is f*cking wrong with these people? They […]

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Hervis Rogers May Spend Life in Prison Because of Trump’s Big Lie

And then there’s the timing. Rogers’s high-profile arrest came on the eve of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement of a special legislative session. One of the session’s items is a sweeping package of voting restrictions that Texas Democrats defeated on procedural grounds last May. The bills under consideration during the special session, House Bill 3 […]

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One MAGA Rioter Who Threatened To Kill Nancy Pelosi Believes She’s Innocent Because She’s Above The Law

The fallout from the failed January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol will be felt for years to come. The upside is we’ve gotten a very official glimpse into the far-right conspiracy theories and ideology that Donald Trump’s rhetoric helped stoke in recent years. The latest example comes from courtsey a MAGA rioter who was […]

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Stephen A. Smith Just Donald Trump’d His Career Off a Cliff After Making Xenophobic Comments About Shohei Ohtani

Photo: Justin Casterline (Getty Images) Stephen A. Smith has a habit of doing this thing where he says really dumb shit a lot. His takes aren’t just bad these days, they are downright horrible AF. Advertisement Like this domestic violence take during the despicable and utterly vile Ray Rice incident in which I’m sure Stephen […]

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Trump Actually Admitted That He Trashes Bad Poll Results As ‘Fake’ But Praises Good Poll Results As ‘The Most Accurate… Ever,’ To The Delight Of His Supporters

In a rare moment of honesty, Donald Trump fully admitted to a CPAC crowd that if the event’s straw poll results look bad for him, he’ll simply call the whole thing “fake.” During his speech on Sunday, Trump flat-out admitted his entire strategy for dealing with information that looks bad for him, and naturally, the […]

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We Already Know Who Killed Ashli Babbitt

Taken together, Republicans are externally downplaying January 6 while internally rewriting the history of that dark day. They want Democrats and the left to stop talking about it; they want Trump supporters to talk about it more. Some conservative figures have tried to muddy the waters even further, falsely claiming that antifa was responsible for […]

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The Popularity of Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Is Driving Republicans Mad

After four years of Donald Trump, not much is holding what little is left of the GOP’s establishment wing together. Formerly mainstream Republicans like Representatives Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney, herself the daughter of a former vice president, have become pariahs for their criticism of the former president; Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell, establishment stalwarts […]

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While Newsmax Compares Trump To Batman, CNN’s Jim Acosta Called Him A Clown And ‘A Karen’ At The Grocery Store

Donald Trump’s latest vacation from resort life in exile will come at CPAC Dallas on Sunday, with a speech that’s expected to be a greatest hits of trips down memory lane and lies about the election he didn’t win. The disconnect between Trump, his rabid supporters and reality is fairly distinct at this point. But […]

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Toyota Changes Its Tune, Announces It Will No Longer Donate to Republicans Who Voted Against Certifying Election Results

Photo: Bjoern Wylezich (Shutterstock) Last week, The Root reported that Toyota defended itself after receiving backlash for being a top donor to Republican legislators who voted against certifying the election results which declared President Joe Biden America’s new leader. Advertisement It now appears the Japanese automobile manufacturer has come to glory on the fact that […]

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Wacky GOP Rep. Ken Buck Claims Google ‘Changed Its Algorithm … To Disadvantage Donald Trump’ And Thereby ‘Chose The Winner’

It has now been more than five months since Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, but the conspiracy theories about the various ways the election was stolen from Donald Trump keep on comin’. The latest comes courtesy of kooky Colorado congressman Ken Buck, who doesn’t seem to know […]

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