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Recent articles by Cody:

This dark new event revealed that America’s white nationalism problem goes far beyond Trump – A

Recently, Republicans have demonstrated a huge amount of concern over the idea that there might be someone in Congress who holds anti-Semitic views. Someone suggesting that Jewish Americans have divided loyalties. And it turns out this concern is very well-founded … as demonstrated ably by Missouri → Read More

Trump praises the crowd that started racist ‘Send her back!’ chant — says they’re ‘incredible patriots’ – A

Seeming to backtrack on his disavowal of the racist and fascist 'Send her back!" chants at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that broke out this week at his campaign rally, President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that the crowd was filled of "incredible patriots." He has said Thursday that he was "n → Read More

Newly revealed court filings raise the possibility that Hope Hicks lied to Congress

While federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York have said that their investigation of the Trump campaign's criminal hush money payments in 2016 has been closed, newly revealed documents indicated Thursday that Hope Hicks may have some remaining criminal exposure related to the case. → Read More

Top Intel Democrat says new court documents show Trump could have been ‘criminally charged’ – A

New evidence emerged Thursday related to the campaign finance crime that helped put former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen in prison. A judge unsealed court documents in the case, indicating that the investigation has concluded and revealing extensive communications between Cohen, then-candidate Donald T → Read More

White House officials are trying to sabotage a deal that would ward off ‘financial-market chaos’: report – A

In order to avert economic catastrophe, Democrats and Republicans must come together by the fall and raise the debt ceiling. Fortunately, Mnuchin announced Thursday that negotiations on the budget, which will include an increase of the debt ceiling, have continued productively and that an initial "a → Read More

‘We’re better than that!’: Top Democrat unleashes fury on Trump official over migrant children being left in ‘feces’ – A

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) brought down the hammer on acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Thursday over his department's cruel treatment of migrant children. "You feel like you're doing a great job, right?" asked Cummings during the day's committee → Read More

Trump’s crowd starts fascist chant of ‘send her back’ about Ilhan Omar – A

Demonstrating just how invidious and dangerous the president's rhetoric has become, the crowd at Donald Trump's campaign rally Wednesday night chanted "send her back" about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota while he told a racist lie about her. The chant echoed Trump's racist tweets over th → Read More

CNN compiles a ridiculous video revealing a top fact-checker’s ‘telltale sign’ that Trump is lying – A

CNN fact-checker Daniel Deale discussed the bizarre telltale sign that President Donald Trump is lying Wednesday on Jake Tapper's show "The Lead." "You may have noticed that the president tells a lot of stories in which he recounts somebody telling him something," Dale said. "And I found that the → Read More

Trump told a reporter he’s ‘not unhappy’ in the fight about his racist comments – A

In comments to Daily Mail editor David Martosko, President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he is pleased with the way the fight over his racist attack on Democratic congresswomen of color is playing out. Specifically, he said he's "not unhappy" with the effects of his Twitter tirade, tellin → Read More

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Former Justice John Paul Stevens, who was long a pillar on the Supreme Court's liberal wing, died on Tuesday in a Florida hospital at age 99. Stevens retired from the court in 2010 and was replaced by Justice Elena Kagan. After his retirement, President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential M → Read More

‘This smacks of corruption’: Elizabeth Warren rakes a Trump nominee and lobbyist and over the coals for blatant conflicts of interest – A

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made fighting government corruption a key part of her political career and her 2020 presidential campaign. And in a confirmation hearing Tuesday with Defense secretary nominee Mark Esper, the Massachusetts Democrat made clear she thought he was part of the problem. She p → Read More

These 4 Republicans just humiliated Trump by joining with Democrats to condemn his racism

During what some thought would be a party-line vote, four House Republicans broke rank with their party and joined Democrats to approve a resolution condemning President Donald Trump's recent racist attack on a group of progressive lawmakers. The following Republicans who approved the resolution: → Read More

Nancy Pelosi gets formally rebuked on the House floor over an absurd and outrageous rule

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earned an extremely rare rebuke by the presiding chair of the chamber on Tuesday for calling President Donald Trump's obviously racist attacks on Democratic Congresswoman "racist." But despite that short rebuke, Democrats soon voted to overturn the ruling. Pelosi delive → Read More

Federal judge slaps Roger Stone with a social media ban for violating a court order

Roger Stone has repeatedly risked his pre-trial freedom as he awaits the court battle over the charges brought against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. And once again on Tuesday, he skirted free of ending up in jail even as Judge Amy Berman Jackson found that he had violated her court order li → Read More

‘Beyond the bounds of human decency’: George Conway reveals why he was in denial about Trump’s racism — until now – A

Despite being a fierce critic of the president —frequently focusing on Donald Trump's basic unfitness and apparent cognitive failings — George Conway revealed in a new Washington Post op-ed on Monday that the never believed that the occupant of the Oval Office was a racist. Until now. What change → Read More

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace explains why her show refused to air Trump’s racist attacks – A

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace explained Monday that, in the wake of President Donald Trump's racist attacks on Democratic congresswoman, her program would be taking a principled stand and refusing to air or show his vitriolic rhetoric. "We have made a decision on this program not to amplify Trump's → Read More

Trump defenders argued his latest tweets weren’t really racist — but he just completely undercut their arguments – A

If you try to defend President Donald Trump, you will always end up having the rug pulled out from underneath you. It's a law of nature. And yet, so many of the president's allies have failed to learn this simple lesson. So when Trump launched a new attack at progressive Democratic lawmakers that → Read More

The government just ‘dramatically’ expanded its investigation of Jeffrey Epstein – A

Federal investigators have been able to "dramatically expand" their investigation into financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein as prosecutors bring sex trafficking charges against him, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller said in court on Monday. The government revealed the expansion of the → Read More

This Republican lawmaker actually just called out Trump’s racism – A

Few elected Republicans were willing to call out President Donald Trump's obviously racist tweets over the weekend. The GOP largely either welcomes, is indifferent toward, or is grudgingly accepting of the president's bigoted attacks on Democratic lawmakers of color, of whom the majority are America → Read More

‘I was not surprised’: Reporters with Mike Pence discover migrants confined in ‘horrendous’ conditions – A

While traveling with Vice President Mike Pence to Texas, pool reporters negotiated access to see an outdoor portal at the McAllen Border Station. And what they found, as documented in a pool report and photos by reporter John Dawsey of the Washington Post, was an absolutely horrifying scene. Ther → Read More