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Sean Hannity: Sleazy Weinstein affair shows Dem hypocrisy yet again

Trump is the embodiment of the bar-stool know-it-all, who knows what the people in charge should do about everything “because it’s just common sense!”

When considering his options on the Iran nuclear deal, Donald Trump reportedly turned to his most adoring fans, warmongers Sean Hannity and John Bolton, for advice. Trump could have spoken to real experts on the Middle East and Iran from the intelligence community, the diplomatic community, the military community, etc. Continue Reading →

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Van Jones: ‘We are so into the crazy now when something significant happens, we don’t notice’

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Democratic pundit Van Jones on Sunday shut down a Republican consultant who suggested that President Donald Trump could pass his agenda and keep his promises to the American people while continuing to be a source of chaos in Washington, D.C. During a panel discussion about Trump’s agenda on ABC’s This Week, former conservative radio host Charlie… Continue Reading →

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Performer at Mandalay Bay: ‘We need gun control. Right now.’

Caleb Keeter, guitarist for the Texas-based Josh Abbott band, posted a statement earlier today renouncing his unfettered support for gun rights. “I’ve been a proponent of the 2nd amendment my entire life,” he wrote. “Until the events of last night. I cannot express how wrong I was.” Keeter noted that there were crew members on the… Continue Reading →

There’s a mass shooting almost every day in America

The horrifying events in Las Vegas on Sunday night mark the 273rd mass shooting in the U.S. in the 275 days that have passed so far in 2017, according to Gun Violence Archive. Mass shootings are a near daily occurrence in America, but what happened in Las Vegas stands out: It was the deadliest such incident… Continue Reading →

No kidding

Trump Inaugural

Anyone who was paying attention figured it out — but unfortunately, a lot of people just weren’t paying attention:

Russian-funded Facebook ads purchased during the 2016 presidential election promoted Green Party candidate Jill Stein as well as then-candidate Donald Trump and Democratic primary candidate Bernie Sanders, said Politico on Wednesday.

โ€œOther advertisements paid for by shadowy Russian buyers criticized Hillary Clinton and promoted Donald Trump. Some backed Bernie Sanders and his platform even after his presidential campaign had ended, according to a person with knowledge of the ads,โ€ wrote Politicoโ€™s Josh Dawsey.

Dawsey reported that the Stein ad he saw was placed late in the campaign and played upon some liberalsโ€™ belief that Clinton is too hawkish and would lead the U.S. into war with Iran.

โ€œChoose peace and vote for Jill Stein,โ€ said the ad. โ€œTrust me. Itโ€™s not a wasted vote. โ€ฆ The only way to take our country back is to stop voting for the corporations and banks that own us. #GrowaSpineVoteJillStein.โ€

Stein was one of the guests โ€” along with disgraced former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn โ€” at a 2015 Russia Today gala in Moscow, which has caused some like CNNโ€™s Michael Smerconish to question whether she worked with Russia to sway the election away from Clinton.

However, there is currently no evidence that Stein, Sanders or Trump knew about the ads or played any role in producing and promoting them.

It’s a start

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But we really want to get the man at the top:

Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort are almost sure to be indicted as a result of Special Counsel Robert Muellerโ€™s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the Connecticut senator told POLITICO.

โ€œI’m about 99 percent sure there will be some criminal charges from this investigation,โ€ said Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Blumenthal has also served as a U.S. attorney and spent 20 years as his state’s attorney general.

Blumenthal said he is less certain Trump himself would end up facing charges, including for possible obstruction of justice for his firing of FBI Director James Comey.

That’s because it’s not clear that a sitting president can be indicted — at least, on the federal level. (Thank God for Eric Schneiderman.) If he simply reports to Congress and leaves it to them to decide whether to impeach, well, good luck until we get a Democratic majority.

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