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White House official nailed by CNN’s Tapper about Trump’s taxes after he whines Biden won’t release his court picks

Attempting to defuse accusations of hypocrisy over the rush to replace Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff complained that former Vice President Joe Biden has yet to release nominees he would consider for the high court, only to have CNN’s Jake Tapper confront him about Donald Trump’s taxes. Appearing […]

Bill Barr goes full-on right-wing nutjob

Are you kidding me? Sedition? From 1798? Just in case someone is not persuaded that this Trump Administration is falling off its rocker, the advice from Atty. Gen. William P. Barr to federal prosecutors to use a two-century-old law to stop people – no, specifically “violent” leftist protests outside federal courthouses – from seeking to overthrow the […]

Trump administration keeps hiring companies with histories of ripping off our government

If you needed a plumber or a caterer, you would avoid a service provider who had in the past tried to bill you for work not performed or grossly overcharged for what was completed. The Trump Administration takes a different approach. In selecting contractors to provide the goods and services the federal government needs to […]

Harvard trauma expert: There’s a ‘very real threat of a racist, misogynist and deadly dystopia’ if Trump wins in November

This continues the series, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump Revisited: Mental Health Experts on the Devastating Mishandling of a Pandemic.”  Whereas we could not have predicted a pandemic three-and-a-half years ago, the authors of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President anticipated how the president would […]

Expert explains how income tax secrecy benefits Trump — and hurts you

As Donald Trump fights to keep his tax and business records from Manhattan prosecutors, it’s time to alert Americans that tax returns used to be public. Congress could make them public again. If it did every honest taxpayer would benefit. In 1924 how much the rich paid the taxman was front-page news. Newspapers back then […]

These startling new statistics show just how bad Trump’s policies are for most of America

If you are in the 99% here is how well you are faring under Trump policies compared to the 1%—for each dollar of increased income that you earned in 2018, each One-Percenter got $88 more income. Huge as that ratio is, it’s small change compared to the super-rich, the 0.01% of Americans with incomes of […]

Expert: New books make it clear — Trump is a threat to every human being on Earth

We have a mass killer, a killer-in-chief, as our president, which is a truth that must be confronted. Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, demonstrates how Donald Trump lied to the American people: “It goes through air, Bob. That’s always tougher than the touch…. It’s also more deadly than … even your strenuous flus. You know, people don’t realize, […]

Here’s how nefarious businesses are getting rich off the Trump administration amid the COVID-19 pandemic

In implementing the CARES Act passed by Congress to rescue the economy from the effects of the pandemic, the Trump Administration has directed tens of billions of dollars in aid to companies with a track record of misconduct. This transfer of public wealth to private bad actors will likely turn out to be more expensive […]

Trump calling fallen soldiers ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’ is a story about his character that probably won’t hurt him

Many of Donald Trump’s opponents are certain that reports that he had referred to fallen troops as “losers” and “suckers”– and was befuddled by the idea that they would fight for anything other than their own interests–will finally open up some Republican eyes and cost Trump in the polls. Judging by the five-alarm reaction to the story […]

Trump detests Christians — and he deceived pastors and mocked them after they left Trump Tower: Michael Cohen’s ‘Disloyal’

Michael Cohen’s book about his years as Donald Trump’s fixer is a clarion call to Christians to wake up and recognize that the man many of them revere as a heavenly agent is a religious fraud who loathes them and mocks their faith. In Disloyal, published today, Cohen shows how Trump is a master deceiver. […]

Radical Republicans ramrodded a law through Congress — and the rich made out like bandits

The first data showing how all Americans are faring under Donald Trump reveal the poor and working classes sinking slightly, the middle class treading water, the upper-middle class growing and the richest, well, luxuriating in rising rivers of greenbacks. More than half of Americans had to make ends meet in 2018 on less money than […]

When a tax cut isn’t a tax cut at all

A passing news item about taxes caught my attention as an example of why people can find government so annoying at times. Perhaps it’s even more so with this particular White House that promises, but then falters on delivery, spreading distrust for the role of government more generally. About 1.3 million federal workers, 60% of the total, […]

Trump’s EPA gives power plants a pass on deadly coal ash

Retiree Julie Pease and her husband moved into their modest lakefront home near Herrington Lake in Kentucky eight years ago, but she won’t eat the fish because the lake is polluted by coal ash from the nearby power plant. Team Trump recently pushed back the deadlines for utilities to close an estimated 523 leaking, unstable […]

The ugly numbers are finally in on the 2017 Trump tax rewrite — and the rich made out like bandits

The first data showing how all Americans are faring under Donald Trump reveals the poor and working classes sinking slightly, the middle-class treading water, the upper-middle-class growing, and the richest among us luxuriating in rising rivers of greenbacks. More than half of Americans had to make ends meet in 2018 on less money than in […]

Trump’s EPA gives power plants a pass on deadly coal ash

Retiree Julie Pease and her husband moved into their modest lakefront home near Herrington Lake in Kentucky eight years ago, but she won’t eat the fish because the lake is polluted by coal ash from the nearby power plant. Team Trump recently pushed back the deadlines for utilities to close an estimated 523 leaking, unstable […]

New revelations about Mueller’s investigation raise serious questions about how and why Rosenstein shielded Trump

Donald Trump was never investigated to determine if he is a Russian agent or asset, according to an explosive book published today by a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. In Trump v. The United States, Michael S. Schmidt reports that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team was barred from investigating whether Trump, who has many known connections […]

Trump’s delusion and reality: White House has abandoned leadership to Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity

It’s such obvious hypocrisy that we need to blink twice at its glare. Donald Trump and Mike Pence leaned heavily into the convention electioneering vision that Joe Biden’s America would bring about lawlessness without end in the streets. But they never acknowledged in their convention presentations to mask-free audiences on federal property (electioneering that itself […]

Trump tarnishes another pillar of American science

Here we go again with a tug between politics and science. Our health is hanging in the balance as resentment grows for leaders who care more for image than public health. Over the objection of doctors, the Trump administration stunningly told the Food and Administration last week it could no longer regulate laboratory tests. It […]

Trump is gathering up an ‘illegal’ army to send to the polls — but not to vote

It has been declared illegal, inappropriate, vague and not his job, but there was Donald Trump again this week promising to send an army of armed sheriffs, off-duty police, attorneys general to loom over physical voting – a hedge, he said, against the voter fraud he can never show. What? Until now, Trump’s been decrying the widespread […]

Four years later Republican senators admit, ‘yes, Trump conspired with the Russians’

It’s a red-letter, if sad, day on the hypocrisy beat when after three years a Republican-majority Senate Intelligence Committee comes out with a 1,000-page report finding there was a whole lot of direct contact between the Trump 2016 campaign with Russian intelligence operators. You know, the opposite of what Donald Trump has argued forcefully over […]

Trump would be losing this race in a big way even if there were no pandemic

If you’re hoping that a decisive win against Donald Trump and GOP candidates down the ballot would force a reckoning for the Republican Party, you’d likely be disappointed if that outcome comes to pass in November. His base, conspiratorial crackpots and white nationalists, would tell themselves that he was done in by the Deep State […]

Steve Bannon’s arrest has Trump quaking in his golf shoes

Thursday’s arrest of Steve Bannon, the last manager of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, carries powerful messages that strike fear in The Donald. The arrest of Bannon and three others on fraud charges grows from a pair of 2019 DCReport articles by Grant Stern. If federal prosecutors can flip Bannon, a 66-year-old man ill-suited by health or personality to prison […]

Federal employees say they’re being forced back to unsafe offices

The largest union representing EPA employees has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the agency, accusing Administrator Andrew Wheeler and his deputy of lying about contract negotiations as the EPA prepares to require employees to work at their offices during a pandemic. Wheeler allegedly told employees on July 28 that the EPA offered more […]

‘Unfit for the position’: Acting BLM chief won’t get the permanent post — but he’ll stay on the job

William Perry Pendley, the embattled attorney who is acting director of the Bureau of Land Management, is out as a candidate for the permanent job. Trump withdrew Pendley’s nomination on Saturday because it could have caused problems for three Republican senators in tough re-election races who would have voted whether to confirm him: Steve Daines […]

US Postal Service leaders can’t keep Trump’s lies — or their own stories — straight

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy claims that removing nearly 700 mail processing machines nationwide is a “routine” cost-saving measure, not a brazen attempt to steal the 2020 Presidential Election by suppressing the vote. The hobbling of the United States Postal Service to rig the November election is also causing immense collateral damage. Delays in mail delivery […]

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