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Donald Trump’s leadership philosophy is to always blame someone else

Donald Trump tried to defend himself against criticism he has been receiving for cancelling what was a planned trip to visit a World War I cemetery to honor Americans who fought and dies for their country. How did Donald Trump…

Mitch McConnell accuses Democrats of partisanship in op-ed for Fox News

To welcome the new Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell penned an op-ed for Fox News to claim that he and the Republicans in the Senate are in favor of bipartisanship, while the…

Trump blames mental illness for mass shooting – yet he signed a bill that made it easier for the mentally ill to purchase a gun

After a gunman killed 12 people inside a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, Donald Trump did his duty as puppet of the NRA, and put the blame on something other than guns, this time choosing mental illness as the scapegoat:…

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst is fine with the President shutting down an investigation into himself

Exactly one day after Democrats won a majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, President Donald Trump forced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Donald Trump had made it quite well known that his displeasure with Jeff…

Trump disrespects veterans again, cancels planned visit to WWI cemetery because of rain

Donald Trump was supposed to visit a World War I cemetery in France today to pay respects to 1,800 U.S. soldiers who died fighting at the Battle of Belleau Wood. Independent: Trump cancels First World War memorial visit to US…

Trump again blames the victims, this time of California wildfires

9 people have now died from extremely dangerous wildfires in California: CNN: At least 9 dead as fires spread on both ends of California A Northern California fire has become the most destructive in the state’s modern history, killing at…

Once again, Mitch McConnell refuses to protect the Mueller investigation

Exactly one day after Democrats won a majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, President Donald Trump forced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Donald Trump had made it quite well known that his displeasure with Jeff…

Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General violates a DOJ statute and the Constitution

Exactly one day after Democrats won a majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, President Donald Trump forced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Donald Trump had made it quite well known that his displeasure with Jeff…

Sarah Sanders tweets doctored video to support revocation of CNN reporter’s press pass

In a stunning new low for even the Trump White House, in order to bolster the White House’s case for revoking CNN’s Jim Acosta’s press pass, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted out a doctored video of an exchange between Jim…

Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

Why should I vote?

Do you know anyone who isn’t voting? If so, please share with them some reasons why they should vote. Vote because what makes America great is our Democratic system of government: of the people, by the people, for the people….

Trump may have single-handedly destroyed America’s soybean industry

China is by far the largest buyer of North Dakota soybeans. And they have stopped buying: CNBC: ‘Refugee’ soybeans in the Dakotas seek a home after China stops buying as part of its trade war with the US “Now that…

More jobs were created during Obama’s last 21 months than in Trump’s first 21 months

Republicans are busy crowing about the economic numbers that were released last Friday. However, they have been doing so using false comparisons. They have been comparing Trump’s first 21 months in office, when he inherited a strong economy, to all…

Republican Congressman tells constituent “we lie all the time”

Republican Dave Brat is running for re-election to the U.S Congress from Virginia. A recent recording has surfaced of  him replying to one of his constituents, who was understandably dismayed by the direction of the Republican Party: “The problem is…

If Republicans win, it’s almost certain that Trump will shut down the Mueller Investigation

Think Progress has an interesting story out about a lobbying waiver that was previously granted to Solicitor General Noel Francisco which would come into place if the Solicitor General were involved with the Mueller investigation: Think Progress: Trump signed secret…

Republicans will try to repeal Obamacare again if they win Senate seats – Mitch McConnell, Dean Heller, and Mike Pence have all confirmed this plan

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

Trump makes implicit threat of violence if media keeps questioning him

Speaking to reporters at the White House on Friday, the President of the United States issued a very thinly veiled threat toward the media: Trump: "Fake news is creating violence" pic.twitter.com/YB69b3nfci — TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) November 2, 2018 “No, no,…

Trump keeps up same fearmongering that motivated Pittsburgh shooter to act

The horrific mass shooting that occurred in Pittsburgh at Tree of Life synagogue was not just a case of random anti-Semitism. The terrorist Robert Bowers was directly influenced by Republican politician and right-wing media fearmongering about the “migrant caravan” of…

Trump economic advisor calls for abolishment of federal minimum wage

In case you were still in the dark about how the Trump administration feels about workers, Larry Kudlow, Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, decided he would make it as clear as possible: Washington Post: President Trump’s top economic adviser: ‘A…

GM announces job cuts to offset higher steel and aluminum costs caused by Trump’s trade war

Donald Trump’s trade war keeps backfiring. CNN: GM offers buyouts to 18,000 employees General Motors is offering buyouts to more than a third of its white collar staff in the United States, as the company transitions to self-driving vehicles and…