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 2018-11-16 14:40 

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Arrrrrgh. Trump, who took the side of the fires, plans to visit California survivors Saturday...

Tal Kopan and Sarah Ravani write : President Trump will visit California on Saturday to meet with people who have suffered losses in the state's wildfires, the White House said Thursday. "The president will travel to California this Saturday to me...

 2018-11-16 13:00 

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Cartoon: Fight the victims...

x Vimeo Video With the deadly fires in California still burning and hundreds of people missing in the area that was once the town of Paradise, President Trump thought it would be a good idea to blame the fires on his favorite punching bag state. Tweeting ...

 2018-11-16 02:30 

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Private prison industry spent as much on the midterms as 2016's presidential, but it won't pay off...

During the 2016 election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for the abolishment of private prisons. Noting the dropping prison population and an existential political threat, the GEO Group —the largest private prison company in the Un...

 2018-11-16 01:00 

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This guy minimized family separation as 'only 2,500 people affected.' Now Trump wants to reward him...

The former Customs and Border Protection chief who helped implement state-sanctioned kidnapping of migrant children at the southern border and recently addressed an anti-immigrant hate group shouldn't be promoted to a top post in the federal governmen...

 2018-11-15 23:30 

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White House insiders leak disturbing reports of Trump's increasingly erratic, rage-fueled behavior...

Campaign Action Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman is out with a rundown of increasingly off-the-rails Trump tidbits as relayed by White House insiders and a Republican briefed on the decision to cancel Trump's attendance at an event commemorating the ...

 2018-11-15 22:30 

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To deal with overcrowding, ICE wants to make some detainees sleep on 'human-sized pieces of plastic'...

Federal immigration officials are detaining a record number of people, so to cope with overcrowding, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is in the market for "the bare minimum," Mother Jones reports. "The Norix Stack-A-Bunk is a bed. Bar...

 2018-11-15 22:00 

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So much for 'all politics are local' and 'it's the economy, stupid'—it's actually just Trump...

You're either with Trump or against him. That was the main lesson of 2018. The economy—of the much-touted political axiom "it's the economy, stupid"—is humming along at a decent clip. But it did virtually nothing to save Trump ...

 2018-11-15 21:30 

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Pence scolds jailers of journalists while Team Trump works to protect those that murder them...

Since Donald Trump is still pouting in the White House, it's fallen on toady Mike Pence to attend the international summits that Trump just skipped out on. Part of his job is to convince leaders in Myanmar to respect the rights of the free press, but ...

 2018-11-15 21:00 

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What blue wave? Trump mini-me Mike Pence declares midterms 'a great win' for Republicans...

When Donald Trump moves his water bottle, Vice President Mike Pence moves his water bottle . When Trump says the midterms were nearly " a complete victory ," Pence also sees "a great win for our side." "We were very encouraged by the r...

 2018-11-15 20:30 

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Democrats introduce bill protecting potential sponsors of migrant kids from ICE...

Two leading Senate Democrats have introduced legislation seeking to block one of the most despicable trends emerging from the Trump administration's mass deportation agenda: the arrests of undocumented immigrants, including family members, who have st...

 2018-11-15 16:55 

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Trump admin still has separated migrant kids in custody, more than 100 days past judge's deadline...

Campaign Action Thursday, November 15, marks 112 days since a federal judge's reunification deadline, yet migrant children kidnapped from the arms of asylum seekers at the southern border continue to remain separated from their families, according to ...

 2018-11-15 15:10 

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Trump stopped talking about the 'caravan' the moment the polls closed. Surprise: so did the press....

Yeah, New York Times. Go figure . There was little dispute, even before Election Day, that Mr. Trump was exploiting the caravan for political purposes. But analysts, historians and veterans of previous administrations said there were few comparable instan...

 2018-11-15 03:30 

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The Adelsons gave $100 million to the GOP; now Miriam Adelson is getting the Medal of Freedom...

Sure, fine, whatever. Of course the largest Republican political donor of the 2018 elections (and of Trump's own 2016 campaign) gets a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Miriam Adelson, wife of Nevada casino kingpin Sheldon Adelson and partner in his mega...

 2018-11-15 03:00 

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D.C. Nazi who attended Charlottesville rally plotted shooting, had contact with Pittsburgh killer...

The United States has a clear and present danger facing us: white supremacists are on the attack and they are on a murderous rampage that must be stopped. A plot by two D.C.-area brothers to commit mass murder unraveled when 23-year-old Edward William Cla...

 2018-11-15 02:00 

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Today's tip for Obamacare enrollment: Stick to Healthcare.gov...

From now until December 15, in most states, you can enroll in a health insurance policy in the Affordable Care Act if you don't already have coverage from your employer or public coverage under Medicare. While there are lots of brokers and websites ou...

 2018-11-15 01:30 

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A Trump EPA official has been indicted in a bribery scheme, and Jeff Sessions may be next...

It's not quite the indictment that everyone is waiting for, but Mother Jones is reporting that one of Trump's top EPA officials has been indicted in a bribery case that's connected to now-former attorney general Jefferson B. Sessions III. The ...

 2018-11-15 00:30 

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Lawyers seek 'The Apprentice' tapes to prove Donald Trump's racial bias in civil rights case...

For years there have been accusations from former employees of The Apprentice that Donald Trump routinely used derogatory and racist language while filming the Mark Burnett produced show. After the Access Hollywood recording of Trump telling host Billy Bu...

 2018-11-15 00:00 

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Polls: Midterms were a repudiation of GOP rule and a mandate to check Trump...

Donald Trump has good reason to be epically pouty these days, and America's voters agree. A CNN poll finds that 53 percent of American say the midterms were a rejection of Republican policies. Additionally, those who view the election as a mandate for...

 2018-11-14 23:30 

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Defense Sec. Mattis visits the troops Trump sent to the southern border while Trump sulks...

Pundits have been wondering whether Donald Trump would be visiting the troops he sent to the southern border as an election-eve publicity stunt. The answer appears to be no—he's going to keep pouting in his room. So he sent Defense Secretary Jam...

 2018-11-14 22:30 

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With each passing day, Democrats grow stronger while Trump grows weaker...

Last week's Democratic rout is starting to settle in among some Republicans. Even with the structural disadvantages of GOP gerrymandering, Democrats are now poised to pick up anywhere between 35 and 40 seats. And Democrat Kyrsten Sinema's win in A...

 2018-11-14 22:00 

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Trump spouts stream of Florida conspiracy theories in unhinged new interview...

Campaign Action The sitting president of the United States is out of his mind. In an interview with the Daily Caller, he was reduced to ranting like a talk radio caller: you can practically hear the tinfoil crackling on his head as he adds a third and fou...

 2018-11-14 21:30 

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There may be one thing that can get Trump to leave his bedroom—a chance to lead one last hate rally...

Donald Trump was too afraid of rain to leave his Paris hotel room. Too tied up with tweeting to greet the King of Jordan when he dropped in at the White House. Too tired from his Europe trip to attend the Southeast Asian Summit. Too occupied with who he s...

 2018-11-14 20:30 

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Trump loses big, again, in the House Republican leadership race...

So much for that effort by the unindicted co-conspirator to get his guy in at the helm of the much diminished House Republicans. Trump's guy, Freedom Caucus founder and child molestation enabler Rep. Jim Jordan is not going to be minority leader. Outg...

 2018-11-14 19:00 

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Trump isn't just blowing up with anger, he's blowing off every duty of his office...

Donald Trump's weekend in a Paris hotel, spent hunched over Twitter and recordings of his favorite Fox shows while the rest of the world tried to carry on the business of preserving civilization, was even worse than it seemed. Because Trump was even w...

 2018-11-14 18:00 

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Not this frigging guy again: Former acting ICE director reportedly in running to replace Nielsen...

Good grief, not this evil motherfucker again . "President Donald Trump is reportedly ready to get rid of his Department of Homeland Security secretary as early as this week and is mulling replacing her with Thomas Homan, a former acting director of th...

 2018-11-14 17:00 

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Where's Donald Trump? Pouting in a 'cocoon of bitterness and resentment,' apparently...

Campaign Action Stand back, everybody! There's some new news coming down the news-pipe: The sitting president of the United States is cancelling appearances, lashing out at aides, and "has retreated into a cocoon of bitterness and resentment, acco...

 2018-11-14 16:30 

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Trump admin still has separated migrant kids in custody, more than 100 days past judge's deadline...

Campaign Action Wednesday, November 14, marks 111 days since a federal judge's reunification deadline, yet migrant children kidnapped from the arms of asylum seekers at the southern border continue to remain separated from their families, according to...

 2018-11-14 16:00 

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DOJ justifies appointment of unconfirmed AG by citing 1866 case—that almost destroyed the nation...

The appointment of the unvetted, unconfirmed, and thoroughly unhinged Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general has been declared unconstitutiona l by pretty much everyone who bothered to weigh in. Because it is. Except now it's not. Because the Dep...

 2018-11-14 14:30 

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Once-safe gerrymandered GOP districts get decimated by Trump...

Democrats have won at least 15 of the 25 GOP-held districts with the highest concentration of college-educated residents, according to Politico . The districts were part of a large swath of mostly suburban seats that were intentionally gerrymandered to be...

 2018-11-14 13:00 

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Cartoon: Trump deploys Space Force against alien invasion...

Follow me on Twitter at @MattBors and check out the comics magazine I've launched at The Nib ....

 2018-11-14 03:00 

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American officials have heard audio of journalist's murder, but White House refuses to take action...

Multiple U.S. officials have now listened to the audio provided by Turkey showing that Saudi operatives ambushed, captured, tortured, dismembered, then killed Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But while the audio evidence that the Saudi governme...

 2018-11-14 02:30 

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Formerly deported military veteran votes, keeps fighting for others still in exile...

Since winning his decade-long fight in April to return to the U.S. following his deportation, U.S. military veteran Hector Barajas-Varela has tried to be many things for many people. Sometimes he's traveling and sharing his story. Sometimes he's b...

 2018-11-14 01:30 

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North Korea continues to expand nuclear program while Trump ... well, tweets, mostly...

Just in case you were wondering about the progress of Donald Trump's plan to denuclearize North Korea via an ambitious plan of lurching from incoherent mockery to lavish praise to ramshackle promises based on nothing at all, the answer is that North K...

 2018-11-14 01:00 

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Is Trump's 'Ponzi scheme' crumbling?...

Several weeks ago, a GOP strategist told SiriusXM's Michelangelo Signorile that Donald Trump's hold on his followers is a Ponzi scheme. "It only works as long as it appears to work," Signorile observes . "A few major losses can bring t...

 2018-11-14 00:00 

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Trump repulsion in the suburbs reshapes national map for 2020...

Donald Trump repels people with a college education—women more than men. But still, "Trump is kryptonite in the suburbs," retiring GOP Rep. Ryan Costello told Bloomberg . Based on nationwide exit polls, Democrats won college educated whites ...

 2018-11-13 23:10 

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State senator arrested in protest at Georgia Capitol where activists demand for votes to be counted...

A group of more than 15 protestors was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in the Georgia State Capitol for demanding that every vote in the recent midterm elections be counted. Among them was State Senator Nikema Williams, who apparently was only standing sile...

 2018-11-13 21:00 

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Trump's illegal asylum ban also targets the most vulnerable of the vulnerable: unaccompanied kids...

A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document claimed that the Trump administration's illegal proclamation attempting to severely limit the rights of asylum seekers who try to cross the southern border at any area other than an official port of ent...

 2018-11-13 20:30 

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Look—23 Democrats are already running for president. But no, a white guy won't win...

Yesterday, former West Virginia congressional candidate Richard Ojeda—a Trump-voting, pro-gun Democrat—announced his bizarre candidacy for U.S. president. For some reason, some progressives cheered, as though THIS is what America needs now, as...

 2018-11-13 19:30 

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Is Nielsen getting fired? Maybe. It still doesn't change her central role in family separation...

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen may be the next Trump administration official to get canned, "five current and former White House officials" tell The Washington Post. But don't be surprised if Nielsen herself had so...

 2018-11-13 18:30 

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Trump's 'babysitter' has reportedly had enough as bickering and in-fighting rule the White House...

The in-fighting in the Trump White House continues as new firings and resignations are rumored to be imminent. Donald Trump is reportedly on the verge of firing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen , no doubt sending someone to do t...

 2018-11-13 16:30 

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110 days past federal judge's deadline, migrant kids remain separated from parents...

Campaign Action Tuesday, November 13, marks 110 days since a federal judge's reunification deadline, yet migrant children kidnapped from the arms of parents at the southern border continue to remain separated from their families, according to new numb...

 2018-11-13 16:00 

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Outmatched and outclassed, weak Donald Trump is being publicly mocked by world leaders...

Donald Trump didn't have the stamina, the will, the dignity or the class to attend a World War I memorial ceremony in France with world leaders over the weekend. Citing "rain" as an excuse, Donald Trump opted not to attend numerous, high visib...

 2018-11-13 15:35 

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House Democrats weigh investigating Trump's links to Russian money laundering...

As Democrats eye a fecund field of investigative options, Donald Trump's ties to Russian money laundering provides one relatively untapped area of inquiry. Incoming Democratic House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff has expressed interest in the topic re...

 2018-11-13 14:35 

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Donald Trump delivers a box of French whine...

Donald Trump's Tuesday morning has been consumed by the fact that he's finally burned through the stack of "Best of" Hannity that he watched while on Air Force One and is starting to catch up with what people actually thought of his perfor...

 2018-11-13 14:00 

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Donald Trump gets back to the United States, and someone explains what they were saying in Europe...

French President Emmanuel Macron took the opportunity of the ceremonies commemorating the end of World War I to speak to the problem of nationalism. Macron: Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By putting our own interests first, with no regard for ot...

 2018-11-13 12:30 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump's attacks on democracy, climate change and more...

We begin today's roundup with Republican attacks on the right to vote and democracy itself. First up, John Nichols at The Nation: The second is structural. When Trump creates confusion about recounts, and seeks to discredit or derail them, he attacks ...

 2018-11-13 01:50 

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Medicare for All fight preview: $111 million spent by just one industry in just one state...

One tiny sliver of the healthcare industry just gave us a preview of how big of a fight Medicare for All is likely to be. The dialysis industry just spent $111 million in California to defeat a ballot measure that would have limited its profits. Propositi...

 2018-11-12 23:30 

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ICE is helping 7-Eleven corporate in its war against store owners...

7-Eleven corporate has a lot to answer for. Back in January, ICE conducted nationwide raids of 7-Eleven franchises. These sweeps terrified and intimidated members of immigrant communities. What made these raids especially painful in the larger sense was t...

 2018-11-12 22:00 

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Democrats call for adding 'Protect Mueller' measure to government funding bill...

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Sunday for a provision that would protect the special counsel's Russia investigation to be added to a government funding bill that's due to be considered in the coming weeks. Democrats are working to ...

 2018-11-12 21:30 

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ICE is detaining a record number of immigrants and won't say where the extra funding is coming from...

Campaign Action Federal immigration officials not only have a record number of immigrants locked up in detention facilities, the agency also has thousands more people in custody than Congress has budgeted for. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), t ...

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