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Obama shares favorite songs of 2018, including hits from Chance The Rapper, Cardi B, and more

Barack Obama has shared his favorite songs of 2018. The eclectic collection of R&B, country, indie, hip-hop, Latin, pop, and rock establish a melting pot of sounds and styles. From listening through, a theme of strong vocals seeps through the nearly hour-and-a-half showcase of taste. Among the broad spectrum of selections, listeners are taken through a cultural […]

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Barack Obama Guests On Cover Of Hamilton Song “One Last Time”

2018 has been a year of trauma for the United States, which is why for my final article this year, I want to end things on a positive note – with Barack Obama appearing on the final Hamildrop, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s series of Hamilton covers. I’ve made no secret of my love …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Mitch McConnell’s Shameless Op-Ed Totally Backfires

No other Republican has done more damage to the United States than Mitch McConnell. In 2010, before he became Senate Majority Leader, he famously said his party’s “top political priority should be to deny President Obama a second term.” Once he became Majority Leader, he rammed through the … Continue reading

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Chuck Schumer Can No Longer Be Senate Leader

One of my least favorite traits about Democrats is that we tend to get dissatisfied with our leaders pretty quickly. In the year following Obama’s inaugural, major news outlets were already writing articles saying Obama was disappointing them, despite the fact that he hadn’t even served a full term …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The United Nations Literally Laughed At Donald Trump

In 2014, before he ran for President, Donald Trump said that America had become the laughing stock of the world. It was a theme he repeated over and over throughout his campaign: the rest of the world was laughing at us, and we had lost their respect. At the beginning of 2016, The Washington Post […]

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At Last, Obama Unleashes On Trump: “How Hard Is It To Say Nazis Are Bad?”

Finally, President Obama has come out and delivered a stinging critique of president Trump and his repellant political movement. Perhaps more tellingly, for the first time since the 2016 election, Obama called Trump out by name.  “You happen to be coming of age” amid backlash to progress, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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At Last, Obama Unleashes On Trump: “How Hard Is It To Say Nazis Are Bad?”

Finally, President Obama has come out and delivered a stinging critique of president Trump and his repellant political movement. Perhaps more tellingly, for the first time since the 2016 election, Obama called Trump out by name.  “You happen to be coming of age” amid backlash to progress, … Continue reading

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Trump and Congress Just Made it Easier for Auto Lenders to Discriminate Against People of Color

You know who has it really hard these days? Banks and car dealers who want to discriminate against their customers. Luckily, the little guys (who, to be clear, are banks and car dealers, and definitely not the people they’re discriminating against) finally have politicians willing to fight for them: President Donald…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Russian Facebook Ads Targeted American Voters by Exploiting Racial Tensions on Both Sides

Last week, the US House Intelligence Committee released approximately 3,517 Facebook ads purchased by the Russians between 2015-17, meant to influence the 2016 election, all of which are available to download. USA Today conducted a study of the ads and concluded that more than half of them …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Maxine Waters Shuts Down Trump Supporting Congressman Over “White Discrimination” Claim

Since the election of Donald Trump, Maxine Waters has become one of the most visible icons of the Resistance. Whether she’s “shoving” TYT correspondent Michael Tracey, appearing on t-shirts with her catchphrase “reclaiming my time,” or openly calling for impeachment following Trump’s …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Democratic Party Is Doing Just Fine

In the year since Donald Trump’s election, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau has become an important voice for the Resistance. With his White House colleagues Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, he started Crooked Media, which produces the popular podcast Pod Save America. Over the past …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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A Short, Sad History Of Soon To Be Irrelevant Paul Ryan

Yes, folks, you read that headline correctly. In a story broken by Axios this morning, Paul Ryan, the 54th Speaker of the House of Representatives, will retire from Congress at the end of this current session, becoming the first sitting Speaker to forgo re-election in an election year since …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Bernie Sanders’ Flippant Remarks About Obama Prove He Cannot Run In 2020

One of the main reasons I became a journalist was to push back against the disinformation I saw coming from Bernie Sanders supporters when he first entered the race for President in 2015. Whenever I would post even the mildest critique of him online, an army of white, twenty-something men would …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: My Friend Joined the NRA the Day of March For Our Lives

I grew up in Los Angeles and now live in Brooklyn, so it’s fair to assume that I live in “a bubble.” However, I went to college at Northwestern University, right outside of Chicago, and even at a school whose political makeup was mostly center-left, we had quite a few conservatives, even in the …Continue […]

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The Kremlin Kept Romney from Becoming Secretary of State, and Other Revelations

This morning, New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer published a summation of Christopher Steele and his investigation into Donald Trump that culminated in BuzzFeed leaking his dossier to the press shortly before Trump’s inaugural last year. It is the most thorough article that I have read on the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump Was Just Officially Ranked America’s Worst President Ever

According to an assortment of scholars across the political spectrum, Donald Trump, after just one year in office, is one of the worst presidents to ever darken the Oval Office. When tallied together, the collective score for Trump is…dead last: Let’s say that, according to the 170 members of the …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Trump Was Just Officially Ranked America’s Worst President Ever

According to an assortment of scholars across the political spectrum, Donald Trump, after just one year in office, is one of the worst presidents to ever darken the Oval Office. When tallied together, the collective score for Trump is…dead last: Let’s say that, according to the 170 members of the …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mitt Romney: A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

Since the rise of Trump, it’s been tempting to revise our collective memory of the 2012 election and make Mitt Romney seem like a good guy. After all, he smiles a lot, he seems like a loving grandfather, and he did invent Obamacare. I’ve gone easy on him too: on my second day of grad […]

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The Final Year Will Inspire You

When my friend invited me to see The Final Year, Greg Barker’s documentary about the end of Obama’s presidency, I was reluctant to see it. I had just come back from the New York Women’s March, and I didn’t want to watch something that would only remind me what a hole Obama has left behind […]

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Good Riddance to Darrell Issa, California’s Most Disgraceful Republican

Congressman Darrell Issa announced this morning that he will not seek re-election this fall, making him the 36th House Republican to do so. “Throughout my service, I worked hard and never lost sight of the people our government is supposed to serve,” he stated today. “Yet with the support of …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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