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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 […]

Trump will almost certainly challenge the results if he loses — here’s how that could play out

As he did in 2016, Donald Trump is constantly claiming that if he loses in November it will be proof that the vote was rigged against him. He tweets regularly, contrary to the available evidence, that mail-in voting will lead to massive amounts of voter fraud when such fraud hasn’t been a significant problem in any presidential […]

Trump’s gaslighting $400 bait-and-switch scheme does nothing for out-of-work Americans: report

Trump and his administration have institutionalized bullshit by disconnecting actions and rhetoric from fact and truth. Their willingness to say anything so long as the results trick the gullible and advance their interests is shocking. Now, congressional inaction on further pandemic economic relief has compounded the Trump con game and opened the door to a […]

Exclusive Mary Trump interview: Donald Trump ‘understands he is not the person he pretends to be’

Dr. Mary Trump’s recent book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, has brought renewed attention to the mental health of the 45th president of the United States at a much-needed time. Much of Dr. Trump’s narrative matches the analysis of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and […]

Trump pushes ‘rigged election’ conspiracy theory during Oval Office interview with right-wing media outlet

President Donald Trump spent nearly a half an hour talking with Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle on Monday, the website reported. In the Oval Office interview, Trump falsely claimed that Democrats only wanted “bailout” money for blue cities and states. “In addition, they wanted money so that the election would end up being rigged. It […]

Pigs at the trough: Here are the companies hogging COVID stimulus funds

The main cause for the stalemate in Congress over a new round of COVID stimulus funding is a belief by numerous Republicans that the federal government has been too generous to the unemployed. The enhanced jobless benefits created by the CARES Act need to be curtailed, they argue, to push people to return to work. […]

Here’s how Trump is driving millions of American seniors into poverty

Donald Trump’s inept handling of the coronavirus pandemic is condemning millions of older Americans to get by on much smaller incomes and forcing many into permanent poverty, a new study shows. These people can anticipate shorter lives with less robust health, while taxpayers will bear the burden of care for many years of increased welfare […]

Trump earns a new title: Terrorist-in-Chief

OK, we’ve managed to find ourselves in another governmental tempest in a substantial teacup. Donald Trump is working overtime to undercut the U.S. Postal Service just as he is railing on mail ballots. It’s a pairing that just makes no sense. As The Los Angeles Times editorialized this week: “Attacking the U.S. Postal Service before […]

A psychiatrist assesses Trump: A lonely, terrified boy — afraid of his father and unloved by his mother

The roots of Donald’s inability to feel empathy or compassion lie in the relationship with his mother. When a child has rarely been held, it is hard ever to feel loved. Mary Trump’s book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, gives an unprecedented firsthand look at a president through […]

Wall Street’s big banks are going to need another government bailout

The Wizards of Wall Street are back with a blast from the Great Recession past: repackaging and selling off debt. The banks are making a bundle. But with the way the economy is running, chances are that a lot of people will be burned when the foundation crumbles. And if things go as they typically […]

Trump and his radical Republican cult tossed our economy off a cliff

Donald Trump & Co. have thrown the already rapidly collapsing America off an economic cliff. Over the next few weeks, they will pound the wreckage, even set it afire, unless they get a lucrative new favor for Corporate America. The Trumpians are actively ruining our economy because, in a perverse way, they share the belief […]

Here’s how the Trump administration is actively trying to sabotage the Postal Service

America’s new postmaster general, the Republican Trump megadonor Louis DeJoy, is deliberately slowing down mail deliveries according to leaders of Postal Service unions. A postal worker union leader, Jonathan Smith, told DCReport that DeJoy “without a doubt is purposely trying to undermine the system.” “He wants to disable the Postal Service because Trump has his […]

Donald J. Trump: ‘Inside the mind’ of a man-child who hates, fears and abuses women

Dr. Mary Trump’s new book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, made publishing history in the same way as has The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, edited by DCReport contributor Bandy X. Lee, a Yale forensic psychiatrist.  Both mark historic […]

Inside the mind of Donald J. Trump: Yale psychiatrist explains what the media missed in Mary Trump’s book

The publication of Dr. Mary Trump’s new book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, has brought new attention to the mental health of Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States. Much of Dr. Trump’s narrative matches the analysis of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 […]

Trump’s myth-making mistake: He’s running against an opponent who doesn’t exist

Down in the polls, Donald Trump is betting that voters will decide that Joe Biden will look worse.To me, just how Trump is doing that is more than concerning: Trump is choosing an unsubstantiated, scattershot campaign based on myths and false associations that present dangers that just are not borne out. If Trump actually believes […]

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