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Today's announcement that Donald Trump plans massive budget cuts to programs most Americans support is not surprising. #BREAKING: Trump team is planning to ELIMINATE the DOJ's 25 Violence Against Women grant programs (listed below). https://t.co/DPNHiW38SZ...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Senator Ron Johnson seems to be seeing the light with regard to the Republican strategy of yanking access to health care out from under millions of Americans. In an interview with CNBC's Squawkbox, Johnson admitted that repeal was really only possible...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Good news!* Scott Walker has finally, at long last, paid off his presidential campaign debt*. And it only took him sixteen months since he ended his short-lived, Quixotic bid. Walker tried everything he could think of to raise that money. He begged for...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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We at C&L want to offer a little lighthearted fun, so I present to you a completely non political post filled with happy animals, baby animals and animals dressed as people. Because who couldn't use a smile today? Look at this tiny baby deer. Aw,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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I was gonna truly boycott all things inaugural, and obviously Kellyanne Conway knew that, because she wore the most expensive ugly coat in all the land. Well the joke's on you, Mrs. Conway, because every non-boycotting outlet thought your coat was hideous,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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I first thought about posting some Reagan era punk rock song tonight. Then I saw Eric Davidson of the New Bomb Turk's list and decided he had it covered pretty well. So I decided to post something with a bit more of a hesher with a lot of soul vibe instead....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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In response to the most unqualified person in history taking the oath of office as President, the ACLU is organizing a movement to get all of us to swear to uphold, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. You can do this on your own,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Richard Spencer, owner of one of the world's most punchable faces and lauded by certain magazines as the pretty face of white nationalism, may not have as pretty a face at the inaugural parties he's planning to attend tonight. Watch as he gives one of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Just after the confirmation of Generals Mattis and Kelly for Trump's cabinet, he signed an executive order concerning the ACA. Unfortunately, we don't know what it says. I checked the White House website to try and get the text of the order, but this...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? If a parade happens and 90% of the attendees are law enforcement and paid staff, is it really a parade or a very expensive drive down some city streets? His multi million dollar parade...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Yes, this is how you make America great again! You make it harder for people to stay in their homes, or to even buy homes. Because liberty! As one of the first acts of the Trump administration, the pending rate cut for FHA loans was canceled by HUD....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Friday, January 20, 2017
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In an op-ed on CNN.com today, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez issued a strong warning to Trump, warning that we won't sit idly by while he tries to destroy the country. Reminding Trump of his predecessor's grace and abilities, Perez wrote: President...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Friday, January 20, 2017
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NBC's Chuck Todd was very critical when expressing his first impressions of Donald Trump's inauguration speech moments after it needed and said, "That was not the type of Inaugural address that was intended to bring this country together." Host Lester...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, January 20, 2017
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There are some protesters making life difficult for the many out in Washington, D.C. who wanted a peaceful protest of the Trump inaugural, resulting in the arrests of many. Peaceful protests were underway this morning, with an LGBT dance party blocking...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Friday, January 20, 2017
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MSNBC's Rachel Maddow did not mince her words and was horrified after listening to our new president give his inauguration speech to the country. Many in the media have tried to characterize Trump's words as some sort of "populism" just because he mentions...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Twitter was quick as usual to bring the reviews, and like his cabinet's confirmation hearings, the consensus is, "What? Really?" And it's already in the history books as the "American Carnage Speech." Let that sink in. But for too many of our citizens,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Friday, January 20, 2017
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During the run-up to the swearing in of President Trump, MSNBC's Chris Matthews had some words of warning to Ivanka Trump's husband, Jared Kushner. Matthews said, "It's hard, Rachel, it's hard to fire your son-in-law,that's the tricky part. But Mussolini...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Rachel Maddow delivered a long litany of the things President Obama has accomplished, and she didn't even get to all of them. All of them would have taken up the whole show. It seemed appropriate to put this on the front page as the "peaceful transfer...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Friday, January 20, 2017
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The Daily Beast's Ben Collins reports: News anchor Ben Swann aired a six-minute “investigation” into Pizzagate in America’s ninth-largest TV market on Tuesday night. “Media is telling you the entire story is a hoax or fake news, but what does...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Friday, January 20, 2017
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No more excuses, people. No more "They're Republicans, my call won't matter." Or "They're Democrats, I don't have to call." Yes, you do. Since this session of Congress started, I have made at least two calls a day to my senators and congressman. I call...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Keith Olbermann outlines how to best deal with the Inauguration: boycott. "Don't go. Don't watch. Don't tweet. Don't respond. Don't spend one brain cell on it. If he gets arrested, you will hear about it." Fingers crossed. "If you are an elected Democrat...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Friday, January 20, 2017
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In case you haven't noticed, we're not putting a live stream of today's travesty on our site. Instead, enjoy some happier memories of President Obama and the First Lady, courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres. If there's breaking news, we'll bring it. Otherwise,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Went for a bike ride in DC this morning to reflect on @POTUS Obama's last day in office after 8 great years. #ThanksObama #bikedc @Strava pic.twitter.com/gTXfLB3Wt5 — Christopher Jones (@cjonesuva) January 19, 2017 Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function()...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Late tonight, the New York Times reported that anonymous intelligence sources are confirming they've intercepted communications and financial transactions from Russia which may link Trump associates to Russian officials. Paul Manafort is a focus, as...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Friday, January 20, 2017
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They Flamin' Groovies hardly ever get the due they deserve. They are one of the unsung forerunners of punk rock in their early years and later also became a big influence on what the world would refer to as power pop too. The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Frothy Rick Santorum is one of the 'experts' CNN pays to pontificate on subjects like international intelligence gathering. More than a decade ago, he was famously fact-checked by Fox News in 2006 when he asserted that Iraq had WMDs-- good thing for...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Friday, January 20, 2017
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If we had needed a reason to disqualify Rick Perry from being President in 2012, we could have used this one. He didn't actually know what the Energy Department did then when he argued it should be abolished. And now he is asking to be confirmed as the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Al Franken, thanks for being you. At the opening of his questions for Energy nominee Rick Perry, the Minnesota Senator indicated that the two had met earlier this week in Franken's office. Those pre-hearing meetings are common in confirmation procedures....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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It appears Sean Spicer, Trump's press secretary, is also doing double duty as the main talker for the president-elect, as well as being head of promotion for Trump's new hotel in D.C. Pressure keeps mounting from everywhere except Trump-land on his multitude...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Republican Sen. Pat Roberts began his statements at Steve Mnuchin's confirmation hearing by making fun of Sen. Wyden and asked him if he wanted a 'Valium pill,' which was not taken kindly by Sen. Sherrod Brown. After Sen. Wyden gave his opening remarks,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Donald Trump will be president in one day, and in the area of national security his administration is simply not ready, Politico reports: Sources close to the transition describe Trump’s national security staffing as a “black box,” leaving everyone...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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As a mouthpiece for the "pro-life" movement and the anti-feminist right wing, Fox News loathes feminism. These themes were prominently on display during yesterday's Outnumbered which bashed feminism and attacked the upcoming Women's March on Washington....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hounds Priscilla | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Y’all, Sid Miller, world renown purveyor of Fake News and proud of it, has done it again. Claims by a Texas lawmaker that ‘illegal aliens attacked’ a hunting party have been dismissed as fake by a local sheriff who says the hunters fired on one...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Juanita Jean | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Former Iowa state senator was sentenced to 15 months for a scheme which saw him changing his endorsement from Michele Bachmann To Ron Paul just before the 2012 Republican Caucus in Iowa , and collecting a cool $73,000 in the process. Not so cool was...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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President Obama's opening statement of his last press conference sounded like a call to action and in the words of some, an "extended subtweet" of Donald Trump and how the press handles him. Transcript via Media Matters: I have enjoyed working with all...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The promo for the fourth season of Last Week Tonight is pretty funny. Can't wait for him to start up again (Feb 12). Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Though the DJ at the Cheeto in Chief's inauguration probably won't play this on Friday, he should. What songs do you think the DJ should play at it? googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The media still hasn't figured out how to deal with Trump and his weaseling skills. They are using the, "If a democrat did this..." model. That one was blown out of the water early. But Trump has even surpassed the "It's Okay When You Are Republican"...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: spocko | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Remember that dossier released last week by Buzzfeed? There was a report included in it about Russia using pension payments to Russian nationals living in the United States as a way to move payments to their hackers and other operatives working on Donald...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Senator Elizabeth Warren picked up where Senator Patty Murray left off this morning when it came to her time to question HHS nominee Rep. Tom Price on his investment habits, and specifically, his insider trading on health stocks. To review, Tom Price,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Under The Bastard President, from now on every Republican mouthpiece from Kellyanne "Zombie Spice" Conway and Paul Ryan down to the HUD Midwest Regional Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs will be forced to wake up every day of their professional...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: driftglass | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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This has to be a joke, right? The health insurance industry will suddenly abandon their profit at the expense of human life philosophy and help people who can 'afford' health insurance. If that makes no sense it's because Trump has a big problem with...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Tom Price got into a heated exchange during his confirmation hearing for Health and Human Services Secretary, when he refused to say whether he'll cut funding for Medicare and Medicaid. A frustrated Senator Warren asked...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Last night, Chris Hayes had some REALLY bad news for Republican members of Congress: As pressure mounts for Republicans to come up with a replacement for Obamacare, Obamacare itself is actually enjoying record levels of popularity among the American...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Yes, this one is still in the White House briefing room. We'll see if Trump is able to kick the press out of the White House once in office. Odds that question comes up? Has the Trump White House hired anyone to do this Youtube Livestream thing yet?...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Nikki Haley has zero experience for the job that Trump has given her. Of course, that won't stop the Republican Senate from confirming her in a heartbeat. From Nikki Haley's opening statement, full transcript here. International diplomacy is a new area...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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President-elect Donald Trump was asked if he was still going to use Twitter on Fox and Friends and he replied, "I don't like tweeting,' but feels the media is dishonest and '...it's my only way that I can counter act." Ainsley Earhardt, co-host of Fox...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Everyone reading this knows about Republican hypocrisy, particularly in the United States Senate under Mitch McConnell. From Obamacare to Supreme Court Nominees to confirmation hearings, what was required of President Obama is now not at all needed from...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] It’s like Red Dawn all over again, but this time without the Russians. Or at least their troops. The apocalyptic fear of a Communist takeover of the federal government is one of the longtime, original staples of the conspiracy-fueled...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David Neiwert | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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