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Oh, be still my beating heart. After meeting with Rick Scott (top Medicare defrauder in history), Scott Walker, and before meeting with a gaggle of health insurance CEOs, Donald Trump shared some sad news. No tax cuts for corporations until they can...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Monday, February 27, 2017
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CNN contributor Rick Santorum suggested on Sunday that it was a mistake to guarantee health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions because "millions" of them were scamming insurance companies. During a panel discussion about health care...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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[Video: Rachel Maddow Show from August 7, 2009] On February 8, 2009, CNBC talking head Rick Santelli helped launched the Tea Party movement with an epic rant on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. But 8 years later, as Republicans are now learning...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Jon Perr | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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There were sure a lot of things to talk about around the water cooler this morning. A big one around here was Trump ordering his steak well done AND with ketchup. What? Is he like 5 years old or something? I mean physically, not just mentally. No wonder...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Our California-based friend the Freeway Blogger is back. He writes: "I was ALL SET to go on a trip around the world (friends in Thailand, Burma, India, Paris, Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires...) But NOOOOOOOO... You all had to go and elect Donald Trump......
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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If you slept in this morning, you might not realize they announced the wrong winner for Best Picture at last night's Academy Awards. "The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope." PwC apologized for the Oscars mix-up: https://t.co/pKk3r7swt7...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The Republican majority isn't even trying to disguise the fact that their collective emotional intelligence hovers around third grade. You can all but hear the "neener neener" coming out of Rep. Jim Jordan's mouth when This Week host George Stephanopoulos...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Nicole Belle | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Responding to a question put forth by Bill Owens, the father of the fallen Navy Seal during Trump's first authorized mission that resulted in his death, press secretary Spicer said, "It's something that as a SEAL, deployed 12 times, he knew that this...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Monday, February 27, 2017
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At CPAC last week, Sebastian Gorka stood near his allies at the Judicial Watch booth while texting and reading on his phone while a reporter tried to get him to put the allegations of white supremacy in the White House to rest once and for all. It's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Updated list of bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers & day schools today — at least 16 in all. These are places where kids play & learn. pic.twitter.com/iYv9BLgBgc — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 27, 2017 That's the list simply for...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The House Intelligence Committee chairman actually said, "I want to be very careful -- we just cannot go on a witch hunt." That's a total about face from Republicans, who took every possible liberty with investigations to smear Democrats while Obama...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Monday, February 27, 2017
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In another bizarre speech, Trump told a gaggle of governors that the U.S. military never wins anymore and "we don't fight to win." Trump continually makes oddball statements everyday, but to say the troops aren't even fighting to win is about as vicious...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Monday, February 27, 2017
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John Oliver had a great time punching the Republican Party over Obamacare last night. "[Trump's HHS Secretary] Tom Price once proposed a tax credit of $1,200 for people aged 18 to 35 and $3,000 to people 50 and up, which is roughly a third of the cost...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Monday, February 27, 2017
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On a new MSNBC Show called The Point, Ari Melber welcomed Contributing editor at the Atlantic and CEO of Ish Entertainment, Michael Hirschorn, to discuss Trump from a fascinating angle: as a reality show star and how this affects his ability (or inability)...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The professional sex scolds at One Million Moms (actually lonely Monica Cole and her overheated fax machine in the supply closet at the American Family Association World HQ) have penned their review of The Mick (Spoiler alert): Disgusting Prime Time...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Tengrain | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Former awful president George W. Bush, of all people, basically took Trump's presidency apart on The Today Show. Bush did say it's only been a month, and to give him a chance, but ever other statement he made seemed to renounce Trump's approach as contrary...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Sean Spicer is now confiscating staffers' phones in a desperate attempt to pretend to appear that this administration can do anything about preventing leaks. Even news of this ham-handed attempt was leaked, which probably just shows how much contempt...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Saturday night voters decided to make Delaware the first state to turn a local special election into a referendum on Trump and his incompetent and extremist regime. Democrats won back the majority in the Delaware state Senate by convincingly winning...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Howie Klein | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The Hunting of the Snark: Ross Douthat's fractured fairy tales about Trump. You Might Notice a Trend: Killing the gerrymander with math. By Ken Levine: Writing the Oscars. Dennis Hartley provides a list of 10 movies about the movies. Did you miss some...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Batocchio | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Iranian director Asghar Farhadi announced he would not attend tonight's Academy Awards because of Trump's travel ban, but won Best Foreign Language Film for "The Salesman." Since he didn't show up, he had a statement read. "I'm sorry I'm not with you...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Andy Samberg saved a lot of time at the Independent Spirit Awards by honoring those who are still alive? Not In Memoriam: @AndySamberg's tribute to the stars who are still alive. #SpiritAwards pic.twitter.com/KPgI0PLT3E — IFC (@IFC) February 25, 2017...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Monday, February 27, 2017
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One of my most favorite bands of the 1990's I never got to see was the Mummies. They never played in any of the places I was at. Especially the Midwest where I spent most of my time. That changed this weekend when they played the party Third Man Records...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Of all the people to make excuses for political malfeasance, it would have to be this one. Gov. Chris Christie told CNN that a special prosecutor isn't necessary to investigate Russian ties to Trump and said Reince Priebus should be forgiven for badgering...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Nancy Pelosi joined George Stephanopoulos on today's edition of This Week to discuss the Orange Menace's first month in office (gag, cough, gag...sorry). Prior to her appearance, Trump Deputy Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders was on in which she dismissed...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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We all knew that Ohio Governor John Kasich was likely the most reasonable of the presidential candidates in the original GOP clown car and his words today would support that notion. He expanded Medicaid in his state, contrary to so many other GOP governors...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) tried to sound optimistic that the GOP would repeal and replace Obamacare after promising to do so on NBC's Meet The Press, but host Chuck Todd pressed him on it, saying, "It seems like you're selling something that can't be...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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The Trump administration, as have all Republican administrations, is promoting tax cuts for the rich, saying they will "create growth." Never mind the destructive history of tax cuts, the destructive history of "trickle-down economics" (and the destructive...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dave Johnson | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Trump Deputy White House Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders made an appearance on ABC's This Week this Sunday, and continually punted when asked by host George Stephanopoulos whether or not their Obamacare replacement plan (which they keep insisting...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Representative Mo Brooks (Safe District Guess Which Party, Alabama) is mad that his colleagues in the Republican caucus don't have more "spine" when it comes to eradicating health insurance for twenty million citizens. Where's their backbone? Brooks...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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NY Magazine: The pink pussy hat got turned on its ear at Milan Fashion Week with high fashion help from the knitwear designers at Missoni. Everyone in the audience received a special Missoni version of the knitted hats seen warming scalps at women’s...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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You all know Sturgeon's Law, right? That “Ninety percent of everything is crud”? Well to be honest, that percentage is probably a little higher for the hundreds of made-for-television movies that studios were cranking out during the genre's heyday....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: driftglass | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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What a snowflake. I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017 We couldn't care less, Donnie. Show us...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Yeah yeah the world got terribly excited by the first Obama sighting after his post-Presidency vacation, and the focus was on just how excited the crowd in Manhattan was, and how calm and happy Mister Forty-Four looked and behaved. Obama is apparently...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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On a second round of balloting, former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez won the race for DNC Chair with 235 votes to Keith Ellison's 200. Perez' first act as chair was to nominate Ellison as Deputy Chair, and that vote was unanimous by voice acclimation....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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Sean Hannity, who never stops complaining about the supposedly liberal “propaganda media” that doesn’t fawn over Donald Trump the way he does, nevertheless promoted a false, inflammatory attack on Senator John McCain with the comment, “Wow if...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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House Speaker Paul Ryan has a reputation for policy wonkishness, which he doesn’t deserve. He also has a reputation for raising boatloads of cash, which he does deserve. Care to guess which one’s driving his health care priorities? For bonus points,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Richard RJ Eskow | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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Last week, I re-watched All the President’s Men for the umpty-umpth time. I was deliberately trying to wash the taste of this Administration out of my mind. Former White House Counsel and reformed felon John Dean had been on television a few nights,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: PrimoEncarnación | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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As we already discussed here at C&L, the Trump administration has been none too happy with some of the recent reporting on Chief of Staff Reince Priebus' little stunt, where he attempted to bully the FBI into denying the recent stories about the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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