Category Archives: Politics

Trump breaks campaign promise, proposes federal budget that would cut Medicare by $845 billion and Medicaid by $241 billion

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that, if elected president, he would cut neither Medicare nor Medicaid. [See video below.] Today, however, his administration proposed a federal budget that would cut Medicare by $845 billion, and Medicaid by $241 billion, while giving the Pentagon more than requested, and allocating $8.6 billion for the […]

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Jerome Corsi, Julian Assange and the attempt to blame the DNC hack on the Democrats

Yesterday, Jerome Corsi, the man who once held the hilariously ridiculous title of “InfoWars DC Bureau Chief,” publicly apologized for his role in spreading the disgusting conspiracy theory that 27 year old Seth Rich, an employee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), had been murdered in Washington, DC the early morning of July 10, 2016, […]

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Trump threatens to withhold research funding from universities that aren’t more welcoming to those who disregard facts and refute science

Last night, after watching highlights from Donald Trump’s disturbing performance at CPAC, I posted the following to Twitter. And, as a few people have asked me what I meant by it, I thought that I’d post an explanation here. McCarthyism started this way, with threats against institutions of higher education designed to force out liberal […]

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Cohen testifies before Congress, sheds light on Trump crime family

Well, the threat of Trump loyalist Matt Gaetz apparently didn’t work. Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s personal attorney for over a decade, the man our President called a “rat,” showed up this morning as scheduled to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Over the course of approximately seven hours, Cohen, who started his […]

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Failing to get his military parade, Trump decides to co-opt the Fourth of July

Every Fourth of July for the past 38 years, PBS, with the help of partners like Boeing, the National Park Service, and American Airlines, has hosted an enormous public event in Washington, DC called A Capital Fourth, which begins with the National Symphony Orchestra playing on the West Lawn of the Capitol, and ends with […]

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