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Past articles by Elizabeth:

George Conway posts epic tweetstorm obliterating Lindsey Graham’s ‘pure garbage’ defense of Trump

Joining with other lawyers and prosecutors who jumped all over Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for his claim that “hearsay” evidence could not be used against Donald Trump in an impeachment trial, conservative lawyer George Conway harshly brought the Trump defender up to speed on case law. Then he cal → Read More

Farm-state Republican senator blasts Trump administration: ‘They screwed us’ – A

Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa's Republican senior senator, blasted the Trump administration Friday for EPA biofuel rules that have hurt Iowa farmers. "They screwed us ... when they issued 31 waivers,” Grassley told Iowa Public Television Friday. The waivers he's talking about are waivers to 31 small → Read More

‘They love the meanest parts of him’: Conservative writer explains why evangelical Christians stick with Trump

Ben Howe, a conservative writer and evangelical Christian who refuses to support Donald Trump, explained why fellow evangelicals continue to back the president despite his decidedly ungodly behavior. Speaking with the Atlantic’s Emma Green about his new book The Immoral Majority, Howe — whose evang → Read More

Dayton mayor assigned 24-hour security detail after Trump feud prompts threats

Dayton, Ohio mayor Nan Whaley has been assigned security detail after President Donald Trump turned his ire on the grieving local leader in the wake of a massacre in her city earlier this month that killed 9. “Get the hell out of this country you disrespectful trash. Treason is death,” reads mess → Read More

How the WW2 resistance fought Nazi propaganda with fake news of their own — and what that can teach us about 2020

By E.R. Ramzipoor About half the information you’ll encounter online today will be fake. By 2022, you might encounter fake content online more often than you encounter real content. Businesses and governments are quickly investing in technology to parse real information from fake. But our focu → Read More

The armed man who entered a Missouri Walmart said it was a Second Amendment ‘social experiment’

Dmitriy Andreychenko, the man who was arrested on Thursday after entering a Missouri Walmart while armed, says he did so as a “social experiment” to test his Second Amendment rights. This article first appeared in Salon. Andreychenko is reported to have told investigators, “I wanted to know if that Walmart honored the Second Amendment,” according […] → Read More

Meghan McCain dumbfounds Democrat Tom Steyer with surprisingly powerful rant against billionaire candidates

Meghan McCain bluntly brushed off Democratic candidate Tom Steyer’s campaign during his appearance on “The View.” The Democratic donor-turned-candidate didn’t qualify for either debate, but he promised the talk show’s co-hosts that he would tax the wealthy and corporations to pay for progressive → Read More

This GOPer just ‘brought the heat’ during Mueller’s testimony. He’s also in the running to replace Trump’s DNI – A

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) on Wednesday delivered an intense line of questioning to former special counsel Robert Mueller — and it may have been an “audition” for a job in Donald Trump’s administration. Ratcliffe, Donald Trump Jr. claimed, “the heat” during his questioning of Mueller, a → Read More

Scaramucci disinvited from Florida GOP fundraiser after he ‘infuriated’ county board by calling Trump’s comments ‘racist’ – A

One-time White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci has been disinvited from a Palm Beach County GOP fundraiser after speaking out against Trump’s “racially charged” comments about Democratic congresswomen, Politico reports. Scaramucci — whose illustrious career as Trump’s mouthpiece → Read More

Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski would like Trump to ‘stop’ and ‘delete’ racist tweets, thank you very much

After taking what one can only assume to be a long weekend, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AL) on Monday afternoon finally responded to President Donald Trump’s racist tweets targeting minority Democratic congresswomen, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar → Read More

British foreign secretary slams Trump’s attack on UK’s Teresea May, ambassador: ‘Disrespectful and wrong’ – A

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday slammed President Donald Trump over his criticism of UK Prime Minister Teresea May and UK Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch, calling the president’s tweets “disrespectful and wrong.” Trump on Tuesday lashed out at Britain’s “wacky” am → Read More

British foreign secretary slams Trump’s attack on UK’s Theresa May and ambassador: ‘Disrespectful and wrong’

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday slammed President Donald Trump over his criticism of UK Prime Minister Theresa May and UK Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch, calling the president’s tweets “disrespectful and wrong.” Trump on Tuesday lashed out at Britain’s “wacky” ambassador to the United States after leaked cables revealed Darroch […] → Read More

Watch: Woman who ran against Matt Gaetz in 2016 charged with battery after allegedly throwing a milkshake at him

Taking a cue from protestors in the UK, a 35-year-old woman in Pensacola, FL was arrested on Saturday after allegedly throwing a milkshake at Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). In video of the incident. Gaetz can be seen exiting a town hall even at Brew Ha Ha in Florida when he appears to be struck by what po → Read More

Trump attempts damage control after tweeting — then deleting — admission that Russia helped him get elected

Donald Trump on Thursday spoke with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House after the president appeared to admit that the Russian government helped him get elected in 2016. In a Twitter thread this morning, Trump claimed to have “nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected,” which appears to be the first time the president has even acknowledged that Russian interference in the… → Read More

Trump claims ‘nothing changes’ after Mueller statement as House Judiciary chair hints impeachment is coming

Donald Trump on Wednesday replied on Twitter after special counsel Robert Mueller spoke before reporters about his findings from the Russia investigation. The president, through his usual medium, falsely claimed “the case is closed” because there was “insufficient evidence” to charge Trump with a cr → Read More

Trump dossier author Christopher Steele won’t speak with prosecutor Barr appointed to probe Russian investigation

Christopher Steele, the former British MI6 agent who compiled a dossier that alleged links between Donald Trump and the Russian government will not speak with the prosecutor appointed to investigate the origins of the Russian investigation, Reuters reports. Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, Steele is reportedly refusing to cooperate with John Durham, who was tapped by Attorney… → Read More

White House deputy press secretary: ‘It would be so nice if we had a complicit, compliant media’

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley on Sunday accused the press of painting all of Donald Trump’s actions in a negative light, telling Fox News’ Howard Kurtz he wishes the Trump administration “had a complicit, compliant media.” Hogan was speaking with Kurtz on Mediabuzz Sunday. He was asked about Donald Trump’s bizarre press conference last Thursday, during which the… → Read More

Ocasio-Cortez slams the NYT for sexist coverage of former Trump official Hope Hicks: ‘It’s glamour shot time’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Sunday joined criticism of the New York Times for publishing an article about former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks that frames her decision whether or net to comply with a congressional subpoena “as some Lifetime drama called ‘Hope’s Choice.’” Ocasio-Cortez’s statement follows similar outrage from critics of the Trump administration who… → Read More

One of Trump’s broken promises has cost US taxpayers 255 times the presidential salary he volunteered not to take

Donald Trump’s golf outings have cost U.S. taxpayers $102 million in expenses — which, according to HuffPost, is “255 times the annual presidential salary he volunteered not to take.” The figure represents millions in “extra travel and security expenses,” according to HuffPost, and will increase again next month when he visits his resort in Doonbeg, Ireland in June. HuffPost conducted the… → Read More

‘Stinks to high heaven’: Trump labor board gave a huge gift to Uber amid company’s stock market struggles – A

Uber was in serious need of a lift after a "bleak" and "disappointing" stock market debut last week, and President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board gave it just that Tuesday by ruling that the company's drivers are independent contractors—and thus don't have the rights of traditional em → Read More