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Recent articles by Cody:

America could be on the verge of a huge shift to the left — here’s what you can expect

A new socialist movement is cohering in the US, thanks in large part to the popular class politics of Bernie Sanders. But as that movement grows and progresses, it is bound to run into dangerous obstacles and thorny contradictions. The new US socialist movement is without a single “line” or monolithic political position. That’s a […] → Read More

White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney caught on tape saying US is ‘desperate’

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney was caught on tape admitting that, despite President Donald Trump’s policy preferences, the United States is “desperate” for more immigrants, according to a recording obtained by the Washington Post. He further undermined the administration’s claims of its economic prowess, admitting that immigration is necessary for sustained economic growth. “We […] → Read More

Justice Sotomayor writes a devastating rebuke of her conservative colleagues’ callousness and fealty to Trump – A

Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a devastating conclusion to a dissenting opinion released Friday, drawing attention to her conservative colleagues' callousness toward inmates facing the death penalty and contrasting it with their excessive fealty to President Donald Trump. Her dissent broke from th → Read More

Bernie Sanders responds to report that Russia is intervening to boost his campaign

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) urged Russia to stay out of the upcoming 2020 election in response to a new Washington Post article, which reported Friday that the Democratic frontrunner has been briefed by U.S. officials that the foreign government is trying to boost his candidacy. “I don’t care, fra → Read More

Here’s the short Fox News clip that sent Trump into a rage – A

A brief segment on Fox News Thursday night unleashed fury in President Donald Trump. It wasn't a very notable clip, but apparently Trump watched it, and it set him off. It featured A.B. Stoddard, a conservative commentator opposed to the president, repeating on host Neil Cavuto's show the convent → Read More

The truth about Bernie Sanders’ medical records: They’re encouraging — but a key detail is missing – A

When Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) landed in the hospital at the beginning of October 2019 after suffering a heart attack, it became guaranteed that his health would be an issue in the 2020 Democratic primary. The 78-year-old is known for his passionate rallies and reveling in the rigors of the campaig → Read More

Trump’s chief of staff caught on tape admitting the U.S. is ‘desperate’ for immigrants – A

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney was caught on tape admitting that, despite President Donald Trump's policy preferences, the United States is "desperate" for more immigrants, according to a recording obtained by the Washington Post. He further undermined the administration's claims of its → Read More

Here are 3 winners and 3 losers from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined the other leading Democratic presidential primary candidates Wednesday night in the fieriest evening of the race so far. His presence on the stage drew fire from the other candidates, but it also seemed to change the overall tone of the debate, with → Read More

Bill Barr told Trump allies he may quit in protest over the president’s tweets: report – A

A new report from the Washington Post on Tuesday found that Attorney General Bill Barr has told allies of President Donald Trump that he may resign in protest following his public condemnation of the president's tweets. In a recent interview with ABC News, Barr said that the president's tweets ab → Read More

‘An affront to the Constitution’: More than 1,000 veterans denounce Trump’s attacks on Lt. Col. Vindman – A

President Donald Trump's attacks and retaliation against impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman are an "an affront to the Constitution," according to an open letter from a group of more than 1,1000 veterans made public today. Military Times first reported on the letter. "The President’ → Read More

Federal Judges Association calls an emergency meeting triggered by the crisis of Trump and Barr’s DOJ – A

A group of federal judges will hold an emergency meeting this week to respond to the crisis arising out of the Justice Department's handling of cases that implicate the interests of President Donald Trump, USA Today reported on Monday. U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe told the outlet that the Fed → Read More

Trump’s grab for border wall funds could backfire spectacularly in a key swing state – A

When President Donald Trump ran on building a massive border wall in 2016, anyone informed about politics could tell his claim that Mexico would pay for it was a shameful, empty promise. And now that Trump is actually trying to build the wall while running for re-election, his grab for wall funds is → Read More

‘Bill Barr is un-American’: The AG’s ex-boss explains his ‘twisted’ worldview — and why he must be ousted – A

In a new piece for the Atlantic, a man who once supervised Attorney General Bill Barr published an incisive call for the head of the Justice Department to resign while outlining his disturbing view of executive power. Donald Ayer, the former deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bus → Read More

‘It’s a banana republic’: A judge tore into the Justice Department because of Trump’s ‘disturbing’ attacks – A

U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton gave the Justice Department a pointed rebuke last September because of President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on former Deputy FBI Director Andy McCabe, new documents released on Friday showed. At the time, McCabe was the target of a criminal investiga → Read More

Trump raged and swore at his aides because his enemies aren’t being prosecuted: report – A

There are two key ways a president can abuse the Justice Department and federal prosecutorial powers: he can protect his friends, and he can go after his enemies. In recent days and months, especially with developments around the Michael Flynn and Roger Stone cases, observers have been deeply con → Read More

Top federal judge issues rare statement after Trump goes after Roger Stone court case

After President Donald Trump's attacks on Judge Amy Berman Jackson overseeing the criminal case against his ally Roger Stone, the chief judge in the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. spoke out Thursday against undue influence. "Public criticism or pressure is not a factor" in sentencing deci → Read More

Bill Barr says Trump is making it ‘impossible’ for him to do his job – A

Attorney General Bill Barr surprisingly rebuked President Donald Trump in a new interview with ABC News on Thursday, telling the outlet that his boss's tweets about the Justice Department "make it impossible for me to do my job." “I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice → Read More

New York AG and Ocasi-Cortez fire back at Trump after his implied threat to the state

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and New York Attorney General Letitia James fired back at President Donald Trump on Thursday after he sent an implied threat to their home state. Trump was to meet with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday amid ongoing negotiations surrounding the Global Entry pr → Read More

Senate sends a bipartisan rebuke to Trump over Iran

A bipartisan majority of the Senate took a stand against President Donald Trump on Thursday by passing a resolution to block him from using military force against Iran without proper congressional authorization. The House of Representatives has already passed a related measure, which was supporte → Read More

Trump lets loose in an on-camera tirade targeting the prosecutors in Roger Stone’s case – A

President Donald Trump unleashed a furious rant on Wednesday in the Oval Office against the prosecutors in the case against his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone. After Stone had been found guilty on charges of lying to Congress and obstructing its investigation, prosecutors had recommended → Read More