Standing next to Mitch McConnell, President Trump gave his blessing to Bannon’s latest assault in the GOP civil war VIDEO
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – As far as I can figure, the US presently has about …
Marshall “Eminem” Mathers | BETNetwork | (Music Video) | – – “Eminem is back! And he’s in classic bar-for-bar form …
The decline in optimism about the nation’s trajectory is particularly pronounced among Republicans. In June, 60 percent of Republicans said the country was headed in the right direction; now it’s just 44 percent.
As numbers plunge… Trump warns of ‘calm before the storm’… attacks contraception coverage… moves to nix banking regulations. Get the day’s politics news in 60 seconds every weekday. By Tom McCarthy
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Trump’s petulant tweet storm on Saturday accused Puerto Ricans of wanting …
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President’s tweetstorm appeals to racial division
Trump has opened a volatile new front – against what had been a slow-burn, social justice protest by black sportsmen.
“The idea that I’m the ‘Hollywood elite’ and this guy who takes a shit in a gold toilet is the man of the people is laughable.”
Only two countries had improved views of President Trump compared to his predecessor: Russia and Israel. Only two nations had relatively unchanged views of U.S. favorability: Israel and Poland. Not surprisingly, the countries with the sharpest declines in confidence in the president and in American government are those that are our closest allies.
This a betrayal of the highest order,” a Breitbart editor, who was not authorised to speak publicly, said in a phone call late Wednesday. “Donald Trump should be ashamed of himself. He wasn’t elected to do this.”The editor was mostly echoed by the site’s readers:”Put a fork in Trump. He is done.””PRIMARY TIME!!!!””What a HUGE let down.””I can reconcile Trump caving on virtually any issue, Amnesty and not building the wall are not one of them.”
Republican leaders and commentators aren’t pleased that Trump is working with Democrats on immigration
To Trump, getting good press is the most important thing in the world. He is all about ego, reputation, adulation. Being praised in the press is a big deal to him. Seeing how well his decisions were received after working with Democrats could encourage him to work with them oven more, which will surely infuriate the very Republicans who helped elect him.
President will sign order to revive program that provides departments with surplus military equipment such as high-caliber weapons and armored vehicles
US President Donald Trump pardons his political ally Joe Arpaio, less than a month after he was convicted of criminal contempt.
In pardoning the former sheriff of Maricopa County, our president sided with a lawless renegade over our federal judiciary and the constitution itself
US President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans rebuke him after his threat to shut down the US Government over funding for a border wall rattled markets.
The panel formed in 2015
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The nation of Germany gazed with helpless horror at Trump’s disastrous …
“The problem was never just Steve Bannon. It was and always will be Donald Trump.”That’s how Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded to news that Friday would the last day on the job for Trump’s top political strategist.
President Donald Trump has fired chief strategist Steve Bannon, ending his turbulent tenure.
In a rage-filled press conference Donald Trump has confirmed two bleak facts about his character and presidency. Firstly, that he does not signal to the so-called alt-right with his incendiary statements and his regurgitation of online conspiracy theories, he is in fact an alt-right president. Secondly, that he is utterly uncontrollable by the senior staff who rapidly cycle through his increasingly chaotic White House.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Trump finally came out, two days late, to denounce explicitly and …
Trump tries to equate Robert E. Lee with …George Washington.
You had to see it. The real Donald Trump came out to play.
The statement comes two full days after the violence in Charlottesville.For the first time since the violent, white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend, President Donald Trump directly denounced racist crimes on Monday, naming the Ku Klux Klan, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis as hate groups.
“There are two words that need to be said over and over again — white supremacy and terrorism — [and] that is exactly what we saw on display this weekend, and we are not seeing that from the White House.”
Organiser says ‘absolutely’ more rallies to comeAn organiser of Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally, which was originally staged to protest the planned removal of Confederate war hero Robert E Lee’s statue from a park, said supporters of the event would not back down.”Absolutely we are going to have further demonstrations in Charlottesville because our constitutional rights are being denied,” said Jason Kessler, who civil rights groups identified as a white nationalist blogger.Armed militia members in camouflage block counter-protesters.
Any president who reacts as Trump has to the tragedy that just unfolded in Charlottesville, Va. loses moral authority.
The incompetence and infighting at the White House dismay America’s allies and encourage its enemies
The president said law enforcement officers shouldn’t protect suspects’ heads when putting them into police cars.
“He can’t take being laughed at.”
“Why should we be surprised? This is a guy who vilified a Gold Star family and didn’t have the decency to apologise.”
“The position he is nominated for has previously been held by distinguished scientists with deep expertise in certain issue areas.”
Trump’s extended, rambling new interview reveals his conviction that he is above the law.
Watch a presidential historian call out Trump’s “embarrassing” conduct abroad
US President Donald Trump said he believes Russia meddled in the 2016 election but maintained that the US may never know for sure, likening the matter to intelligence that incorrectly said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
New reports link Michael Flynn to hacking and reveal Trump’s massive business deals in the former Soviet Union
People from across the political spectrum were unified in their condemnation of Trump’s crass and sexist attack on Mika Brzezinski.
Trump signals a “firmer” response to North Korea. Hmmmm
Time Magazine asks the Trump organisation to take down any framed copies of a fake cover featuring Donald Trump, which have been prominently displayed in the US President’s golf clubs.
Fox & Friends is really Trump’s safe space. It looks like a newsy morning show. But Fox executives acknowledge it’s not really a newscast, it’s a conservative-themed talk show. The show is about showering Trump with positive attention and burying his enemies in negative attention. The show’s hosts and regular guests claim that one of his main opponents, you can probably guess, it’s the media.
A supporter of President Donald Trump got more than he bargained for when he publicly debated a twelve-year-old outside a city council meeting in Huntington Park, California.Video of the heated altercation was posted to Facebook, according to a new report by People Magazine, who reported that “the angry man was wearing a Trump flag and shouted ‘American! American!’ in support of the U.S. president to the people exiting the meeting.”
Not even Johnny Depp is trying to defend Johnny Depp’s comments to a laughing crowd at a festival last week: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? . . . It’s been a while, and maybe it’s time.”
Special Counsel’s hires suggest a legal strategy that was key to prosecutions of the Enron fraud and the mob families in New York
He lied, but you knew that.
President Donald Trump revealed that he kept ousted FBI Director James Comey guessing about the existence of recordings of their interactions so that Comey would “tell what actually took place” when he testified on Capitol Hill.