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The White House and GOP Keep Changing Their Story on ...

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes at a March 22, 2017 news conference. Clark/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom via ZUMA Press)Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call What does the document really allege, and will Trump actually release it? Republicans and the White House can’t ...
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ICE Director Brags About How Much He’s ‘Enjoying’ Tearing Immigrant ...

Thomas Homan, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), speaks during a Department of Homeland Security press conference on December 5, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images “There’s a special place ...
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Why Trump’s every-country-for-itself rhetoric bombed in Davos

Some found his message a bit dissonant. Photo: Reuters/Carlos Barria Link to original source: Stephen D. Smith | TheConversation.com There is a disarming and almost touchingly naive belief among the presenters and the government delegations in the cloistered mountain village ...
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No, Trump Did Not “Deny” Reports That He Tried to ...

President Donald Trump said, “Fake news,” when asked about a New York Times report revealing that he’d ordered the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Photo: Jeff Widener/ZUMA “Fake news.” Donald Trump on Friday morning didn’t really deny a blockbuster New ...
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Mueller Wants to Interview Trump. Hold the Popcorn.

Photo: Jewel Samad/Getty Images The special counsel wants to interview the president, but that doesn’t say much about what the Russia investigation has or hasn’t uncovered. When the news broke on Tuesday that Robert Mueller, the special counsel in charge ...
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The worst thing about Year One of Trump: Fascistization of ...

Photo: DonkeyHotey CC0 Link to original source: Juan Cole | Informed Comment American mass media journalism is broken. There are some simple elements of US journalistic practice that have proved easy for special interests to hack, and the editors at ...
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2017 Was Rough, But Movement Leaders Have High Hopes for ...

Photo: (“From optimism to Hope” by artist Andrew Rogers. Photo: Niels Linneberg) Link to original source: Beverly Bell | YesMagazine.org Across the globe, 2017 brought us to new lows. Yet, even as crisis after crisis shook us to the ground, ...
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The Democrats Didn’t Betray Their Base

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Left-wing activists are furious over the shutdown deal, but they’re not only members of the party’s diverse coalition. The Democrats have betrayed their base. That’s the consensus on the left wing after the party agreed to a ...
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The US Role in Turning Countries into Shitholes and provoking ...

Louis Dalrymple [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Link to original source: Juan Cole | Informed Comment Trump just can’t help letting the cat out of the bag. And boy does his administration have a lot of cats in bags. The ...