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  • AlterNet
Past:
  • The National Memo
  • Truthout
  • Patch.com
  • Care2.com
  • WBUR

Recent articles by Cody:

‘We need to get a shredder’: New book finds evidence National Enquirer destroyed secret dirt on Trump – A

Author and journalist Ronan Farrow detailed evidence that the National Enquirer shredded documents related to dirt on President Donald Trump in his new book, "Catch and Kill," according to a Politico report on Monday. Farrow reported that the materials on Trump were removed from a safe to be des → Read More

U.S. nuclear weapons are now being held as ‘essentially Erdogan’s hostages’ in Turkey: report – A

When President Donald Trump pulled American troops out of northern Syria, virtually giving Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the green light to attack the region's Kurds, he likely didn't anticipate a key factor that might get caught in the crossfire: control of U.S. nuclear weapons. Erdoga → Read More

These 2 moments from the Democrats’ town hall will infuriate religious conservatives — and one was a big mistake

In a groundbreaking move, CNN and the Human Rights Campaign hosted a Democratic primary town hall discussion Friday night centered on issues affecting the LGBTQ community. It was a remarkable event, especially given the fact that some gay people themselves — Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Anderson Cooper, an → Read More

Fox News’ Shep Smith is out — right after Bill Barr reportedly met with Rupert Murdoch – A

Fox News host Shep Smith, one of the most prominent Trump-critical voices at the network, is leaving his position, he announced on Friday. "This is my last newscast here," Smith said at the end of his Friday show, according to the Washington Post's Erik Wemple. "It's been an honor and my pleasure → Read More

‘Ignorant and foulmouthed’: Conservative legal legend unloads on Trump in fiery rebuke – A

Prominent jurist and "conservative legal legend" Charles Fried shared his scathing opinion of President Donald Trump Thursday evening on MSNBC host Chris Hayes' show "All In." Hayes had brought him on to discuss the White House's absurd legal strategy for fighting impeachment, which has been pill → Read More

‘Bolton went ballistic’: New report finds at least 4 White House officials were panicked by Trump’s Ukraine conduct – A

It wasn't just the whistleblower. That's the major takeaway from a new Washington Post report, which detailed the panic and alarm in the White House surrounding President Donald Trump's warped policy toward Ukraine. This scandal has led to an invigorated impeachment inquiry. Republicans have trie → Read More

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace bursts out laughing at Trump losing it over impeachment poll numbers – A

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace and the panel on her show "Deadline: White House" erupted in laughter Thursday as she tried to read through President Donald Trump's angry tweet about Fox News' polling. Despite the network's conservative ideology, Fox's polling has long been top-notch — meaning it's never → Read More

Lindsey Graham falls victims to Russian pranksters exposing his hypocrisy

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina in August fell victim to a hoax by Russian pranksters pretending to be an official from Turkey, Politico revealed in a new report on Thursday. Graham's office confirmed the fact that the hoax occurred. The recording, as published by Politico, revea → Read More

Trump is infuriating his Republican and conservative allies when he needs them the most

Republican lawmakers and commentators are outraged about President Donald Trump, and they're not keeping quiet about it. But they're not sounding off about the Ukraine scandal, which has all-but-guaranteed that Trump will be impeached by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. They're f → Read More

Trump’s tweeting frenzy has kicked into overdrive as impeachment fears consume his psyche – A

Is impeachment getting to President Donald Trump? The best way to read his mind is to read his Twitter timeline — and all the evidence suggests the increased scrutiny in the wake of Ukraine scandal has left the president boiling mad. At the time of this writing, Trump has tweeted 129 separate tim → Read More

Mitt Romney wants to ‘decide Trump’s fate’ in a Senate trial — and he’s ‘freaking Republicans out’: report – A

Of all congressional Republicans, Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah may be best positioned to stand up to President Donald Trump. A former presidential candidate himself, he has a strong independent reputation, and his ties to Utah give him support in the state that Trump is unlikely to be able to diminish. → Read More

‘Cracking his own firewall’: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace says Trump risks his ‘political fate’ by infuriating the Senate – A

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace said President Donald Trump is "cracking his own firewall" of support in the Senate by abandoning the United States' Kurdish allies in northern Syria, citing two anonymous former national security officials who have worked for Republicans on her show "Deadline White House" on → Read More

GOP Sen. Rob Portman just denounced Trump’s Ukraine call — days after the president praised him – A

Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio came out Monday with some of the strongest criticism yet of President Donald Trump from within his own party in the midst of the Ukraine scandal, as the Columbus Dispatch reported. An impeachment inquiry of the president has revved up since it was revealed that → Read More

‘It’s just gotten worse every day’: Maddow explains how a GOP senator pulled the rug out from under Trump – A

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow broke down the latest developments in President Donald Trump's Ukraine scandal on Friday while appearing on "Deadline: White House" with Nicolle Wallace. The main heart of the case against Trump, she explained, is a campaign finance violation. Trump solicited campaign ass → Read More

Trump gives away the game on his last possible defense in the Ukraine scandal

It's been almost funny how quickly each new argument to defend President Donald Trump against the looming impeachment inquiry has fallen apart, all of which miss the central point that the White House should never be used to pressure a foreign government to investigate a political opponent of the cu → Read More

Impeachment inquiry testimony of U.S. envoy to Ukraine leaks — here are 5 key details

Former U.S. envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker testified before House committees on Thursday as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, revealing new details about the State Department's involvement in the Ukraine scandal. The texts that Volker turned over as part of that testimony, r → Read More

‘My nightmare scenario’: Democrats reveal damning texts from Ukraine investigation — here are 7 key revelations – A

On Thursday night, Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives released a set of text messages they have received in their investigation of the State Department and its involvement in the Ukraine scandal. Some of the texts had leaked out prior to their official release, painting a somewhat → Read More

A second Senate Republican just broke with Trump on the Ukraine whistleblower

Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa took a stand at odds with President Donald Trump on Thursday, defending protections for whistleblowers as the White House fights back a scandal sparked by alarms raised in the intelligence community. Trump has engaged in outright attacks on the whistleblower who → Read More

‘A national nightmare’: MSNBC host says Trump is attacking the ‘basic rules of our democracy’ – A

MSNBC host Chuck Todd is far from being one of President Donald Trump's most vocal critics. He is often quick to criticize Democrats when he feels they've gone too far, and he often takes the Republicans' side in an argument, even when there's little to say for it. So it was somewhat unnerving to → Read More

Republicans are retreating into a fantasyland as Trump’s corruption is laid bare

President Donald Trump's impeachable conduct in the Ukraine scandal is an open and shut case. It is unacceptable for the president to pressure another foreign country, especially one dependent on American aid, to investigate a political opponent. It's not his job, and it's a clear conflict of intere → Read More