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Trump’s Reaction To Al Franken Is The Beginning Of The Post-Hypocrisy, Post-Consistency Era

By now, we’re all aware of the multitude of ways in which Donald Trump is disrupting and mutating the presidency. Traditional norms of the office are being individually ransacked and the parts fed into Trump’s gaping maw where they’re potentially disappeared forever. We’re talking about the norms …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The American Women’s Party is the Next Group You Should Get Involved With

The American Women’s Party is a new group that should be on your radar for 2018 and beyond. Differing from groups like She Should Run, which encourage women to run for office, The AWP is dedicated to empower the voices of voters, educate them on their rights, and encouraging direct …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Al Franken’s Apology and the Left’s Ownership of Sexual Crimes

(Image via Getty Images) The Banter Long Read: KABC commentator Leeann Tweeden accused Senator Al Franken of groping her in a photograph during a 2006 USO tour. The photograph depicts her asleep in a cargo plane while Franken, smiling to the camera, is seen with his hands on her …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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A Guide to Progressive Grassroots Organizations

This last year has been hard for anyone with a working brain, given how every day under our Russian stooge of a President and the hypocrites in his party produces some new nightmare. But hope is not lost, as several organizations have risen to prominence to help us take back power, not just in 2018 […]

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Fox News is Pretending Republicans Didn’t Just Get Their Asses Kicked and That’s Insanely Dangerous

Fox News, AM Hate Radio and right wing hate sites reached a dangerous new level of propaganda this week when they simply pretended Tuesday’s brutal electoral losses for the GOP mostly didn’t happen: Fox News host Sean Hannity was flogged on the internet Tuesday night for spending just six …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Wonderful Annihilation Of Bo Dietl

Indulge me as I kick a guy when he’s down. If you’ve ever watched Fox News Channel or listened to the Don Imus show, you’ll recognize the name Richard “Bo” Dietl. The former New York City police detective also turned up in two Scorcese movies (Goodfellas and The Wolf of Wall Street). Somehow …Continue reading Continue […]

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Dear Republicans, Get Ready to Start Losing

To the GOP,  Congratulations on your first lesson in karma in the era of Donald Trump! It has been a long time coming, but you’ve finally been made to feel the consequences of your allegiance to a bonafide lunatic who has no business being in the White House. The stunning Democratic sweep last …Continue reading […]

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The Real Winner in Virginia Last Night – Paper Ballots

Last night’s elections in Virginia were a stunning victory for the Democrats. As I reported on Monday, voters in the commonwealth didn’t care about Donna Brazile and DNC fundraising squabbles: they were too busy organizing to usher into power their new governor, Ralph Northam, their new Lt. …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Stories You May Have Missed in the Year Since Trump’s Election

It’s been exactly one year since Donald Trump officially went from racist and psychologically addled TV man to racist and psychologically addled president.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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It’s Official: Syria Signs Paris Climate Agreement Making US Only Country Not in It

Syria finally agreed to sign the historic 2015 Paris Climate Accords, making the United States the one major nation to not participate in deal, which would ask governments to limit temperature rises as a way to combat the devastating effects of climate change.  The Sierra Club wrote today that …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Good News From Virginia: Voters Don’t Care About Donna Brazile’s Fake Story

In a perfect world, Virginia’s election for governor tomorrow, between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie, would not even be close. Gillespie has stoked the flames of racist Virginians with dog-whistle ads chastising NFL protestors, utilizing Latino gang members as modern-day Willie …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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James Woods is an Idiot

If you’re looking for a case study in what happens to old white men’s brains after decades of watching Fox News and listening to right wing talk radio, look no further than vocal Trump supporter and actor James Woods.  A celebrity favorite of the hard right, Woods rantings about current events …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Trump Absurdly Tells Japan To Build Cars In The U.S. ‘Instead Of Shipping Them Over’ 

U.S. President Donald Trump is visiting Japan right now, and as he is wont to do, took a moment to drum up some foolish statement about the auto industry, which he objectively does not understand. Speaking to a group of business leaders in Tokyo, Trump reportedly said: “Try building your cars in the United States…Read […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Never-Ending Election of 2016

The Banter Long Read: Evidence is coming out that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to cheat his way to the presidency, and his attorney general finds himself caught in the lies. Paul Manafort and Rick Gates have been indicted; George Papadopoulos has pled guilty; and Robert Mueller still has …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Trump’s Response to State Department Vacancies Question Should Terrify You

Responding to a question about lingering State Department vacancies last night, Donald Trump told Fox’s Laura Ingraham that he wasn’t really concerned about it. Why? Because according to Trump, he is “the only one that matters”. “Are you worried that the State Department doesn’t have …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Unquotable Trump Uses the U.S. President’s Own Words to Turn Him Into a Comic Book Villain

After the November 2016 election, Robert Sikoryak felt an urge he couldn’t resist. Referring to the victory of Donald Trump, the award-winning cartoonist says “I really just wanted to put something out in the world that just said, ‘I object.’” That work is The Unquotable Trump, a collection that uses some of the…Read more… Continue […]

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Russia is Helping Fox News Push the Hillary Clinton/Uranium One Distraction

Today, Newsweek revealed that Russian bot accounts were responsible for pushing stories related to the non-scandal Uranium One deal in the run-up to Robert Mueller releasing his first indictments this week. Hamilton 68, a non-partisan organization tracking Russian bot activity, confirmed …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump is Hoping the NYC Attack Will Distract the Nation. Good Luck With That

One of the enduring ironies of the right’s constant fear-mongering for the last 16 years is that it’s built up our national immunity to terrorism. Yes, we still feel anger and fear when a religious fanatic kills 8 people on a crowded street in New York City, but it doesn’t trigger the mass hysteria …Continue […]

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Trump May Still Fire Mueller if Fox News Has Anything to Say About It

Today, special counsel Robert Mueller released his first indictments in the  ongoing Russia scandal, beginning with Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, Rick Gates, as well as the confirmation that former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopolous secretly pled …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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