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Conservatives scramble to drum up fake scandals as it becomes clear that Trump is doomed

Needless to say, 2020 was quite the year — and not just for people who believe in preserving democracy and containing deadly pandemics. For Republican politicians…

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BUSTED? Why the numbers behind Mitch McConnell’s re-election don’t add up

On a Thursday in August in Louisville, months before the 2020 election, a parade of cars filled with Kentucky Teamster representatives and labor groups, showed…

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Trump now has real reason to be worried

I have been chronicling the atrocities of the Trump era almost daily for five years and I’m exhausted. I don’t think I’m alone. One of…

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Former Ted Cruz aide slams some of the worst Trump enablers of 2020 — including her ex-boss

Although Amanda Carpenter formerly served as communications director for Sen. Ted Cruz, the Never Trump conservative and CNN pundit has made no secret of her…

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10 reasons why Anthony Fauci was ready to be the face of the US pandemic response

His call to “Wear a mask” tops a list of 2020’s notable quotes. Brad Pitt portrayed him – and praised him – on “Saturday Night…

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‘Triggered birther’ Kayleigh McEnany roasted for feigning outrage over Biden staffer’s expletive

Kayleigh McEnany is outraged. Again. After reading a Glamour Q&A with an incoming deputy for President-elect Joe Biden, the White House press secretary is lashing…

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The GOP is dead — but a crazy conspiracy cult is inhabiting its corpse

It’s been happening for decades — but the transformation is now complete. This article was originally published at Salon It started with the Whitewater investigation, went…

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Donald Trump will be a destructive force to his final hour — but here’s how we start to undo the damage right now

His diagnosis is clear. The remedies for his pernicious impact on America are clear as well. In just over a month from now, Donald Trump — a…

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Mental health expert calls for invoking 25th Amendment: ‘Every day Donald Trump is in office, we are in danger’

I would like to echo what a good friend from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government has said: “Today is a good day to invoke…

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Mitch McConnell is nervous about Georgia — here’s how Democrats can use that to their advantage

A deal for a new round of recovery funds appeared to be just around the corner on Wednesday, as signals emerged from Congress that Democrats…

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National Review ripped after trashing Dr. Jill Biden for teaching in community college where ‘slow’ students go

The National Review is the latest conservative outlet to trash Dr. Jill Biden for achieving a doctorate in education. But unlike the now infamous Wall…

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Mitch McConnell budges on COVID relief — thanks to the only thing he cares about: power

>Fresh off publicly noting the reality that Donald Trump came in a distant second in the 2020 presidential election, Sen. Moscow Mitch McConnell has discovered…

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America’s survival depends on bankrupting the Republican Party

It’s time to defund the GOP, and there’s precedent and strategy for the effort. The need to cut the party’s access to both private and…

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Trump appointees protest politicization of the pandemic now — but the GOP has long distorted science

Wednesday morning, the New York Times published an exposé documenting the complaints of two Trump appointees at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) who witnessed “the…

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New Trump policy gives corporations more privacy rights than people

Corporations increasingly receive the same rights as people. Now, it seems, they have privileges even people don’t. Case in point: The Labor Department recently urged…

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LISTEN: Bill Moyers discusses what Trump will do next as Biden’s victory drives him barking mad

Bill Moyers talks with noted lawyer Steven Harper and distinguished historian Heather Cox Richardson about threats to democracy.   ANNOUNCER: Welcome to Moyers on Democracy….

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The Republican Party has morphed into a dangerous anti-American faction

Twenty more House Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the House, and Greg Pence, Vice President Mike Pence’s older brother,…

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Bill Barr was Trump’s biggest enabler and top servant — but his real legacy is even darker

Poor Bill Barr. After all that he did for President Trump, Barr was still forced out of his job as Attorney General for failing to hurl…

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‘This is why you lost!’ Trump drowned in mockery for whining about commercials on Fox News

President Donald Trump griped about the “endless negative and unedited commercials” airing on his once-favorite TV network. The president started off Wednesday morning with a…

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Bill Barr gets the boot as Trump’s long history of disloyalty strikes again

Attorney General Bill Barr, after much hinting from the palace intrigue press, has finally gotten the boot, er, resigned, a mere 36 days before the…

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Joel Osteen denounced as ‘grifting scumbag’ after his megachurch pockets millions in COVID-19 relief

Joel Osteen’s megachurch in Texas got millions of dollars in federal loans as part of the coronavirus stimulus package, which sparked backlash across the internet….

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