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…

West Virginia Democrat talks about issues with local paper – West Virginia Republican sends her son to talk to paper

The Register-Herald newspaper in Beckley, West Virginia attempted to talk to the two candidates running to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Congress. The Democrat, Richard Ojeda, spoke to the paper on his thoughts about issues plaguing the people of…

Beto O’Rourke has what Ted Cruz does not have: Sincerity

One of the distinguishing characteristics of Bernie Sanders, part of what allowed him to vault from relative obscurity to national prominence, is his sincerity. After listening to Bernie Sanders speak, most people come away with the feeling that he is…

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 congressional candidates include indicted criminals, Russian stooges, anti-education zealots, anti-environment zealots, anti-women’s rights zealots, and Nazis

Several Republican incumbents and nominees in the United States Congress are currently running neck and neck with their Democratic opponents. While this alone would not be news, several of these Republican incumbents and nominees have displayed traits that should normally…

A reminder: Ted Cruz thinks protecting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions is unconstitutional

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…

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,…

Ted Cruz called Steve King to give his support

Due to his penchant for supporting Nazis and White Supremacists, Iowa Republican Steve King has lost the backing of corporate donors and fellow Republicans in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: HuffPo: Steve King Loses More Donors Over His…

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…

GOP Congressman who joked about sexual assault endorses Steve King, GOP congressman who visits Nazis in Austria

The modern Republican party, ladies and gentlemen: South Carolina Republican Ralph Norman took to Twitter to endorse his colleague from Iowa, Steve King: In the time that I have known Steve King, I have witnessed his kindness and compassion regardless…

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…

Video of Devin Nunes shows what Republicans actually think about Medicare – plus bonus video of Roy Blunt’s opinion about Medicare

Donald Trump and many Republicans are going around claiming that they suddenly love Medicare, and will be the true defenders of the program that provides baseline health care coverage for elderly Americans, a program Republicans have been trying to cut…

A reminder: Marsha Blackburn and Kevin Cramer nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Marsha Blackburn is the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Tennessee. Kevin Cramer is the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from North Dakota. These two, along with several other Republican politicians, have some questionable judgement. They think a…

Trump keeps taking credit for Veterans’ Choice Act that was signed by Obama in 2014

On August 7, 2014, Barack Obama signed the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014: Wikipedia: Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 The bill was introduced into the United…

Trump tweets that he is incapable of being President

On Sunday evening, at the end of a week that has shaken much of America, a week when over a dozen bombs were mailed to prominent Democratic public servants and former Presidents and members of the media, a week when…

GOP fearmongering over “migrant caravan” is what motivated Robert Bowers to kill 11 people at Tree of Life synagogue

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…