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The fuse is lit for Trump’s Russia scandal to explode

The fuse is lit for Trump’s Russia scandal to explode

Every once in a while in Washington, the fuse is lit for what seems to be a big scandal. Much more rarely does that fuse lead to an explosion of the magnitude we are seeing with Russia and the new Administration, and frankly the Republicans in Congress.




Calling Rex Tillerson

Calling Rex Tillerson

To be clear, we are 43 days in and the Trump administration has made no changes to Cuba policy. We’re not trying to jinx that. We’re trying to understand it. Now if Rex Tillerson can be found, he might suggest to Bruno Rodríguez, his Cuban counterpart, that sovereignty could be just the thing to bring the two leaders together.




Trump’s 10 steps for turning lies into half-truths

Trump’s 10 steps for turning lies into half-truths

Don’t let Trump’s lies become near truths, insists Robert Reich in this 10-step demonstration of how the president gets away with his false statements. Be vigilant. Know the truth, and spread it. The media should stop mincing words. Report Trump’s lies as lies.




ICE cold

ICE cold

One of the many lies spewed by Trump administration flacks is that there is no roundup of undocumented immigrants. For the truth, all you have to do is talk to the undocumented immigrants who have been detained and/or deported or are living in a state of terror at that prospect.




Growing share of Latinos say situation of U.S. Hispanics is worsening

Growing share of Latinos say situation of U.S. Hispanics is worsening

Hispanics are divided about what a Donald Trump presidency means for their place in America, according to a Pew Research Center survey of Hispanic adults. It also finds that a rising share believes the situation of U.S. Hispanics is worsening and that about half of Hispanics are worried about the deportation of someone they know.




‘Fake News’? Trump’s media attacks have ominous precedent in Nazi-era ‘lying press’ strategy

‘Fake News’? Trump’s media attacks have ominous precedent in Nazi-era ‘lying press’ strategy

Used in World War I to attack enemy propaganda, the phrase ‘lying press’ resurfaced under the Nazis and during the 2014 anti-immigrant movement in Germany is now staple of Trump’s rhetoric.




Trump-Netanyahu: Bully’s ball

Trump-Netanyahu: Bully’s ball

When Donald Trump met with Benjamin Netanyahu last week, it was a love fest. Any online dating site could have picked up the great affinity between the two men. They are hands down the two most obnoxious, arrogant leaders of any country that calls itself a democracy.




Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump’s policies and his inner circle of advisers. Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a month ago to head the National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere division, was on Friday escorted out of the Executive Office Building.




Once estranged, they reunite over a White House meal with Cuba on the menu

Once estranged, they reunite over a White House meal with Cuba on the menu

President Trump broke bread with Senator Marco Rubio this week. It was a strange change of events when one considers that during the presidential primaries, then-candidate Trump and Sen. Rubio traded insults on the campaign trail, but then traded endorsements in advance of their successful runs for the presidency and reelection to the Senate.




The White House mess

The White House mess

Donald Trump sold himself to voters as a successful businessman who knew how to get things done, a no-nonsense manager who’d whip government into shape. He’s showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory, whose White House is nearly dysfunctional.




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