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Mueller Makes It Clear: Trump Was Worse Than a ‘Useful Idiot’

Mueller Makes It Clear: Trump Was Worse Than a ‘Useful Idiot’

Back in January, approximately 1,000 Robert Mueller news cycles ago, I argued that given the arc of the special counsel Russia probe, it’d be embarrassing for Donald Trump if he weren’t an agent of the Russian intelligence: “We’ve reached a...
The Mueller Report Is Much Worse for Trump Than Barr Let On

The Mueller Report Is Much Worse for Trump Than Barr Let On

If Donald Trump isn’t guilty of obstruction of justice, who ever could be? Special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report, made public Thursday in redacted form (on CD, natch), outlined over nearly half of those pages how the president reacted to and...
Trump Vetoes Bill To End U.S. Support For Saudis In Yemen War

Trump Vetoes Bill To End U.S. Support For Saudis In Yemen War

“This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future,” Trump said in a statement accompanying his veto. The measure...
Trump wants astronauts back on the moon by 2024

Trump wants astronauts back on the moon by 2024

Donald Trump is seeking re-election in 2020, and in case you had any doubts he tweeted a painfully bizarre hype video to confirm. The two-minute-long video displays the words “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they call you racist. Donald J....
Nielsen ouster lays bare Trump’s own immigration crisis

Nielsen ouster lays bare Trump’s own immigration crisis

Washington (CNN)The forced resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is not just the usual story of an administration racked by chaos and the short shelf life of almost everyone who works for an imperious and grudge-bearing President. It’s a...
Congress wants to reveal Trump’s biggest secret

Congress wants to reveal Trump’s biggest secret

Washington (CNN)The request by House Democrats for six years of Donald Trump’s tax returns opens a serious new political, legal, constitutional and personal front in the party’s battle to use its new majority to check a defiant President. Trump broke that...
Here’s The Movie A Trump-Threatened Avocadolypse Begs For

Here’s The Movie A Trump-Threatened Avocadolypse Begs For

will run out of avocados in three weeks if President The scenario is so dire that it begs for a blockbuster movie. Stephen Colbert” answered the call of Hollywood on Tuesday with a trailer for a “Mad Max” spoof called “Mad Guac: The Avocado...
Donald Trump isn’t really going to close the border. (Probably.)

Donald Trump isn’t really going to close the border. (Probably.)

Washington (CNN)On Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump began laying the groundwork to back away from his much-publicized threat to close down the US southern border unless Mexico and other central American countries did more to limit the flow of migrants to our...
S. Korean leader to meet with Trump in US on nuke diplomacy

S. Korean leader to meet with Trump in US on nuke diplomacy

Moon’s office said Moon will visit the United States on April 10-11 to discuss how to strengthen their countries’ alliance and achieve North Korea’s complete denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula. The White House said Trump and first...
Pelosi says Barr believes Trump is ‘above the law’

Pelosi says Barr believes Trump is ‘above the law’

(CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats in a private meeting Tuesday that Attorney General William Barr’s words cannot be taken at face value, according to multiple sources in the meeting, arguing Barr got the job in the first place by authoring a...
Robert Mueller just handed Donald Trump a huge gift

Robert Mueller just handed Donald Trump a huge gift

(CNN)President Donald Trump spent the last 18-plus months attacking the investigation into Russian interference and the possibility of collusion between his campaign and the Russians. On Sunday, that same investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, gave...
Why Trump suddenly says public should see Mueller’s report

Why Trump suddenly says public should see Mueller’s report

(CNN)Donald Trump, the President who refused to release his tax returns, just made an unexpected gesture towards transparency, saying he’d be happy for Americans to see Robert Mueller’s final report. Trump’s offer was surprising since it appeared to...
Trump’s latest prop, a map of ISIS, gets memed

Trump’s latest prop, a map of ISIS, gets memed

President Donald Trump brought out a map in front of reporters on Wednesday showing area controlled by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. The map reportedly showed the difference in land controlled in Iraq and Syria on the night of the 2016 presidential election...
Trump’s budget proves GOP deficit hawks are a dying breed

Trump’s budget proves GOP deficit hawks are a dying breed

Washington (CNN)In the introduction to his new budget proposal President Donald Trump warns that the federal government “must protect future generations from Washington’s habitual deficit spending.” He then lays out a budget that makes clear he...
Living In The Age of Trump

Living In The Age of Trump

In the age of Trump, the nature of political division has reached a near maximum, surpassing even what the Bush/Cheney tandem wrought. Condescension as policy pushes much of current media and our culture. They/we fight racism/bigotry/Trump by accusing non-racists,...
While You Were Offline: Tim Cook Pwned President Trump

While You Were Offline: Tim Cook Pwned President Trump

Another week, another avalanche of things bombarding the collective psyche. "Like what?" you ask. For starters, everyone is mourning the death of actor Luke Perry, thinking about the legacy of Michael Jackson, and wondering if Ivanka Trump is getting off too...
Trump used his Twitter account to promote his business

Trump used his Twitter account to promote his business

On Saturday, President Donald Trump used his Twitter account to promote his business in Scotland, and even tried to link it to diplomacy. Trumptweeted,“Very proud of perhaps the greatest golf course anywhere in the world. Also, furthers U.K. relationship!”...
Trump asks China to remove all agricultural tariffs on US

Trump asks China to remove all agricultural tariffs on US

(CNN)President Donald Trump asked China in a tweet Friday to lift all of its tariffs on American agricultural products, pointing to his decision to delay a second round of tariffs and to improving trade relations with China. Trump on Sunday had lauded...
Trump’s Hanoi Hail Mary failed to score

Trump’s Hanoi Hail Mary failed to score

(CNN)His presidency under siege at home and with his own open musing about the prospects of a Nobel prize, President Donald Trump flew to the other side of the world to meet one of the world’s most notorious tyrants on a long-shot peace mission. It was...