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  • 'If Trump Wants to Do It, He'll Just Do It': White House Aides Reportedly Fear the President Is 'Eager' to Go After More of His Critics August 17, 2018
    Trump got away with stripping John Brennan of his clearance. Now he wants to go after even more people. According to a new report in The Washington Post, President Donald Trump is not satisfied with stripping former CIA director John Brennan of his security clearance. He wants to terminate more clearances:President Trump has told advisers […]
    Matthew Chapman, AlterNet
  • Trump's Self-Aggrandizing Military Parade Idea Goes Down in Flames August 17, 2018
    The idea has been widely criticized. President Donald Trump's military parade originally planned for November has been scrapped — at least for this year — according to a new statement from the Pentagon Thursday night."The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to honor America's military veterans and commemorate the centennial […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • New Report About the Stormy Daniels Hush Money Really Makes It Look Like Potentially Illegal Campaign Spending August 16, 2018
    It all comes back to the "Access Hollywood" tape. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal published a startling new revelation that, according to a source's allegation, President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, initially did not want to make the now-infamous $130,000 hush payment to porn star Stormy Daniels to prevent the story […]
    Matthew Chapman, AlterNet
  • Wife of Trump Aide Who Pleaded Guilty in Mueller Probe Says He Should Withdraw His Confession August 16, 2018
    George Papadopoulos has admitted to lying to the FBI. George Papadopoulos was a relatively unknown member of President Donald Trump's campaign during the 2016 election, but he has since become a central figure in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, in which he has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.But on Thursday, Papadopoulos' wife, Simona […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • History Professor Destroys GOP Senate Candidate's Racist Myths About Robert E. Lee and the Civil War August 16, 2018
    Chris McDaniel tried to whitewash the cause of Robert E. Lee. An Iowa professor resoundingly schooled him. Among the numerous white supremacists running for higher office this year is Chris McDaniel, who is challenging Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in the special election for Thad Cochran's old seat.McDaniel, an attorney, talk show host, and state […]
    Matthew Chapman, AlterNet
  • Here's Why a Former US Attorney Thinks Michael Cohen's Sudden Silence Should Terrify Trump August 16, 2018
    For a time, Michael Cohen's name was splashed across national headlines. Now he appears to be laying low. Omarosa Manigault Newman is making a splash with her new book Unhinged, which recounts her time in President Donald Trump's White House and lobs a series of damning allegations against the president. In her promotional tour for the book, the former White […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • Here's How Democrats Can Defeat Trump — by Pledging to Fulfill One of His Biggest Broken Promises August 16, 2018
    This could be a winning issue in the midterms. While commentators chastise congressional Democrats for lacking a cogent message for midterm voters, does the opposition really need to say much more than "to hell with Trump"? If so, they can start hammering a theme that will unite the party base, attract wavering supporters and blister […]
    Joe Conason, Creators.com
  • Here Are 5 of the Worst Scandals Showing the Cruelty and Corruption of the Trump Era August 16, 2018
    Each day reveals new stunning behavior from the White House and the president himself. Republican Charles J. Sykes, author of How the Right Lost Its Mind and one of President Donald Trump’s vocal critics on the right, recently described the Trump era as one of “corruption and cruelty” — summing it up perfectly. There has […]
    Alex Henderson, AlterNet
  • Retired Admiral Scolds Trump in Fiery Op-ed: 'You Have Embarrassed Us in the Eyes of Our Children' August 16, 2018
    The rebuke came in response to Trump's targeting of former CIA Director John Brennan. President Donald Trump has demonstrated a noticeable fondness for military leaders, surrounding himself with officers such as Chief of Staff John Kelly, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and former national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. Many have speculated that this fondness […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • Trump's Military 'Parade' to Cost Almost $100 Million: US Department of Defense August 16, 2018
    The figure includes $50 million from the Pentagon and $42 million from interagency partners. In order to feel a little more adequate, Donald Trump’s planned military parade needs to be bigly. Like really, really bigly. After early promises of keeping the costs of this fascistic display below $15 million, the early estimates were no less than twice […]
    Walter Einenkel, Daily Kos