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Kansas City, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Jen:

State Department throws Rudy Giuliani under the bus after he says he was ‘on a mission’ from the U.S. government – A

Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal attorney, appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show on Monday to try to spin away from the growing scandal enveloping the White House. Giuliani told Hannity someone from the State Department rang him up and asked him to meet with a senior aide to President-elect → Read More

Todd Palin files for divorce from former Alaska governor Sarah Palin

After years of drama and rumors circulating around the reportedly tumultuous marriage of Todd and Sarah Palin, Alaska’s former first couple are getting divorced. → Read More

Ohio white nationalist with weapons arsenal arrested after threatening a Jewish Community Center

A self-described white nationalist has been arrested after threatening the Youngstown, Ohio Jewish Community Center. → Read More

Students for Trump founder pleads guilty to fraud after posing as a lawyer and taking $46,654 in fees

John Lambert is the 23-year-old co-founder of Students for Trump. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren wins huge applause by slamming her Democratic opponents for acting like Republicans

As Bernie Sanders and John Delaney had a back and forth exchange about Medicare for All, in which Delaney repeatedly used Republican talking points about private health insurance, namely that people love their private insurance, Elizabeth Warren cut into the conversation with a line that drew big ap → Read More

Watch: ICE appears to illegally arrest a Kansas City man with his kids in the car

Cheyenne Hoyt and Florencio Millan-Vazquez were on their way to a doctor’s appointment for their 7-month-old disabled daughter when ICE agents surrounded them and blocked them in, insisting they had a warrant for Millan-Vazquez’s arrest. Hoyt began livestreaming the interaction (you can see the f → Read More

This cop shared an apparently threatening post about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after reading a bogus headline

Donald Trump continues to vilify the four freshman members of Congress who’ve recently been referred to as The Squad. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib have been in the spotlight after their viral moments holding Trump administration officials ac → Read More

There’s a new FBI probe of foreign ties to Trump’s campaign — but this time, it isn’t about Russia: report – A

Who could’ve ever guessed New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft getting arrested for soliciting prostitution would lead to the FBI investigating whether the Chinese have been funneling money to the Trump re-election campaign? But, here we are. To recap, after Kraft was arrested, the Miami Heral → Read More

C-SPAN caller expertly shreds former Trump aide’s credibility on live television – A

Disgraced former Trump national security adviser Sebastian Gorka, who was grossly unqualified for any role in any White House, somehow landed a spot on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal show. If you are wondering why this accused Nazi sympathizer, who is so toxic he’s not even on Fox News anymore (their s → Read More

Former White House aide says Trump campaign documents were destroyed or hidden from investigators

Former White House advisor Omarosa Manigault-Newman appeared on MSBNC to discuss the Mueller Report with host Craig Melvin. → Read More

The Trump administration wants to monitor the social media of disability recipients — including veterans

Donald Trump and Republicans loudly proclaim themselves to be champions of veterans, but time and time again, they underfund veterans’ care and implement policies that undercut their public statements. Now the Trump administration is seeking to implement a particularly boneheaded policy of monitorin → Read More

Watch this cringeworthy video of Betsy DeVos refusing to acknowledge a reporter’s questions about Special Olympics budget cuts – A

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has once again been garnering terrible headlines for the Trump administration. The billionaire heiress, whose family were some of Donald Trump’s largest donors during the 2016 campaign, sat before a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee to defend slash → Read More

NRA magazine features ‘Target Practice’ headline next to photo of Nancy Pelosi and victims of gun violence – A

The NRA is facing widespread condemnation after its latest magazine issue hit mailboxes, with a feature article titled “Target Practice” next to a large glossy color photo of Nancy Pelosi with House Democrats standing behind her. As if that weren’t bad enough, the photo was taken when Speaker Pelosi → Read More

‘Dumbest f*cking idea’: Lindsey Graham loses it on on Trump’s acting defense secretary in expletive-filled tirade – A

Vice President Mike Pence and a group of U.S. congressional representatives attended the Munich Security Conference last week, along with acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Trump’s unofficial co-vice president, Ivanka Trump. → Read More

7 million Americans have lost their healthcare insurance under Donald Trump — so far

Donald Trump, Jan. 11, 2017 Republicans weren’t able to repeal the popular Affordable Care Act, but Donald Trump has been effective at undermining the law, → Read More

This 2017 video of Trump and Putin in Germany is resurfacing — with significant new context – A

In 2017, MSNBC aired a video of various heads of state dining at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. → Read More

Trump Absurdly Claimed It's 'A Scary Time' for Men — And This Woman Shut Him Down with an Epic Musical Fact-Check

Her anthem, "A Scary Time," brilliantly points out the logical fallacies in Trump's tone-death claim. In the midst of the controversial Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh ($%^&#@!), Donald Trump stood on the lawn of the White House and said, “It's a scary time for young men in America.” For the millions of women who’ve been sexually assaulted, it was rage-inducing to hear… → Read More

Trump Was Reportedly Involved in Decision to Move FBI Headquarters Across the Street from His DC Hotel

The president and his family stand to privately gain from the decision. For years the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been in need of a new headquarters. Like their Langley brethren, they had intended to move out of the downtown Washington, D.C. area and into the Northern Virginia or Maryland suburbs. Now there are reports that Donald Trump himself may have been involved in the discussions… → Read More

Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Subpoenaed by Federal Grand Jury

He's reportedly considered a "witness in the investigation." Earlier this week, CNN obtained copies of a recorded conversation between Donald Trump and Michael Cohen. The pair can be heard discussing buying the rights to Karen McDougal’s story from American Media, Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, so they can permanently bury McDougal’s claim that she had a yearlong affair with… → Read More

Photos Emerge of Trump 2020 Campaign Materials Being Made in China

So much for the president's claims about "America First." In classic con man fashion, the candidate and president who has sworn to bring manufacturing back to the United States isn’t making any attempt to start with his own campaign. In fact, as evidenced by these photos, the Trump campaign is actively getting their gear made in China. From the Associated Press description of this photo: → Read More