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‘IMPEACH’: Immediate action on Trump called for in scathing Atlantic cover story

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The Atlantic’s cover story this month offers a scathing rebuke of Donald Trump’s presidency — and makes the case that the House of Representatives needs to impeach him.

In the story, Journalist Yoni Applebaum writes that Trump has fundamentally failed to uphold his oath to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

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Even though Trump is unlikely to be convicted in the Senate, Applebaum believes that the House should nonetheless go through with the process to shine a spotlight on Trump’s fundamental unfitness for the office.

“The process of impeachment itself is likely to shift public opinion, both by highlighting what’s already known and by bringing new evidence to light,” Applebaum argues. “If Trump’s support among Republican voters erodes, his support in the Senate may do the same. One lesson of Richard Nixon’s impeachment is that when legislators conclude a presidency is doomed, they can switch allegiances in the blink of an eye.”

Furthermore, Applebaum thinks House Democrats ought to take up impeachment even before special counsel Robert Mueller issues his final report on whether the president obstructed justice or conspired with Russian agents to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

“Waiting… presents dangers,” he argues. “With every passing day, Trump further undermines our national commitment to America’s ideals. And impeachment is a long process… By delaying the start of the process, in the hope that even clearer evidence will be produced by Mueller or some other source, lawmakers are delaying its eventual conclusion. Better to forge ahead, weighing what is already known and incorporating additional material as it becomes available.”

Read the whole story here.

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HBO’s Maher taunts Trump fans over president hiding in a bunker from protesters: ‘Is America great enough for you yet?’

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In his opening monologue on Friday night, HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher both ridiculed Donald Trump and taunted his fans over reports the president was whisked away to an underground bunker to protect him from anti-police brutality protesters.

According to the HBO comedian, "As soon as some shit started outside the White House he went straight to the bunker, five floors below ground. He says he wasn't hiding, he said, I love this, it was more of an inspection -- and he didn't piss himself, he was watering his shoes."

"I tell you, deranged authoritarians and bunkers, always a winning combination," he added.

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Bill Barr and Trump desperately want to blame Antifa for violence — but they’re coming up dry so far

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President Donald Trump has turned his wrath on Antifa during the George Floyd protests, demanding Antifa be labeled a terrorist organization and accusing the movement of committing acts of violence at demonstrations. But journalists William Bredderman and Spencer Ackerman, in the Daily Beast, threw cold this week on efforts to blame the leftist group.

They found that “none of the 22 criminal complaints representing the first wave of protest charges mention Antifa in any way.”

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Fox News poll spells doom for GOP in Arizona

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The GOP's chances in Arizona have not looked this bad in years.

This article first appeared in Salon.

A new Fox News poll of registered voters in the Grand Canyon State shows Democrat Mark Kelly miles ahead of Republican Sen. Martha McSally — 50% to 37% — with 8% undecided.

Further, McSally's problems appear to come from within her own party. While Kelly enjoys the support of nearly 90% of Democrats, only 73% of Arizona Republicans back McSally.

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