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  • MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace Explains Why Trump's Family Separation Crisis Is His Own Self-Induced 'Hurricane Katrina' June 19, 2018
    "It's time to draw the obvious parallel to what this moment may represent for this White House." MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace argued Tuesday that President Donald Trump's conscience-defying policy of separating immigrant kids from their parents at the border has several important similarities to some of the worst days in President George W. Bush's administration."With the […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • Modern Family Co-Creator Announces He'll Dump Fox Because of News Network's Embrace of Trump 'Lies' June 19, 2018
    Within the last week, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane also said he was "embarrassed" to work for Fox. Steve Levitan, co-creator and co-showrunner of Modern Family, plans to cut all ties with 20th Century Fox TV because of its relationship to Fox News.“Let me officially join @SethMacFarlane in saying I’m disgusted to work at a company that […]
    Chris Sosa, AlterNet
  • Trump May Face Gag Order for His Attack on Ex-Senate Staff Charged with Lying to the FBI June 19, 2018
    Trump's habit of commenting without thinking had gotten him in legal trouble before. President Donald Trump may soon have reason to regret his habit of speaking off the cuff on matters he knows little about.James Wolfe, a former Senate staffer who has been charged with lying to the FBI, filed a motion Tuesday to block […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • Michael Cohen Ally Thinks Trump Might Have Accidentally Convinced His Fixer to Flip June 19, 2018
    Vanity Fair reports that Cohen has found a new lawyer. One of Michael Cohen's close allies believes President Donald Trump's careless phrasing may have alienated his one-time fixer and lawyer and pushed him toward cooperating with federal investigators, according to a new report from Vanity Fair.Reporter Emily Jane Fox revealed Tuesday that Cohen has hired […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • Trump's Speech to National Federation of Independent Businesses Is the Proud Rant of a Dictator June 19, 2018
    The speech received a frightening level of cheers. Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday morning to the National Federation of Independent Businesses. In the speech, which received a frighteningly level of cheers, Trump declared those who oppose him are criminals, declaimed that he wants “security, not judges” and repeatedly insisted that his political opponents should simply shut up. In […]
    Mark Sumner, Daily Kos
  • From Nazi Germany to Japanese Interment Camps: Here's The Disgusting History Behind Trump's 'Infest' June 19, 2018
    Donald Trump's defenders will say he didn't mean to dehumanize immigrants when he said they're "infesting" the United States. He did. Donald Trump on Tuesday elected—nay, made the political calculus—to use the word “infest” while describing real, human beings (“illegal immigrants”) who allegedly “pour” into our country and presumably must be stopped.“Democrats are the problem,” […]
    Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet
  • High School Teacher Who Escaped Nazis As A Child Explains the Eerie Similarities with Trump's Internment Camps June 19, 2018
    "Do I have to tell you how traumatizing and damaging this is for a child?" Peter Drew, a former high school social studies teacher in New York, released a lengthy statement explaining the similarities between his experience escaping the Nazis as children currently victimized by the current child internment policy under President Donald Trump."I spent […]
    Chris Sosa, AlterNet
  • Trump's 2020 Campaign Manager Makes Stunning Public Call for Sessions to Be Fired and End to Mueller Investigation June 19, 2018
    The statement sent shockwaves through the political universe. President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale called Tuesday for the firing of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and end to the Russia probe by special counsel Robert Mueller.Parscale cited the inspector general's recent report as grounds for these proposed actions, but offered no real explanation for how […]
    Chris Sosa, AlterNet
  • Civil Rights Icon Rep. Cummings Demands Republicans End 'Child Internment Camps' in Fiery Congressional Speech June 19, 2018
    "We should be able to agree we will not keep kids in child internment camps indefinitely and hidden away from public view." Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on Tuesday blasted the so-called "zero tolerance" immigration policy under President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a heated speech during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.Cummings accused […]
    Chris Sosa, AlterNet
  • Trump's Child-Stealing Policy Is Part of His Sick Plan to Give Republican Base 'Reason to Vote' June 19, 2018
    The president will hurt anyone, including children, to win. Republicans planned to run on their tax overhaul to win in November’s midterm elections. But it turns out that the law isn’t very popular and even Republicans aren’t strongly mobilized to vote by it, so Donald Trump is pivoting back to the horse he came in […]
    Laura Clawson, Daily Kos

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