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    Is Bannon Trump’s Rasputin, Known for Slovenly Appearance and Lack of Normal Social Graces?
    Jul20

    Is Bannon Trump’s Rasputin, Known for Slovenly Appearance and Lack of Normal Social Graces?

    Steve Bannon doesn’t need to have inroads to Russia’s ruling class. He’s with them in spirit. A few days ago, I noted that Steve Bannon seems to be the only member of President Donald Trump’s inner circle untouched by the Russia scandal, which is one reason that President Trump has turned to him to run his war room to...

    Is Team Trump Imploding?
    Jul15

    Is Team Trump Imploding?

    There’s still a cadre of loyalists, doing their best to spread lies. But the Trump coalition is coming unglued. For the first time in a year’s worth of reporting on the Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election, a series of watershed articles published by the New York Times has placed one of the alleged conspirators inside the...

    Donald Trump’s Ties to Russian Gangsters Stretch Back More Than 30 Years
    Jul14

    Donald Trump’s Ties to Russian Gangsters Stretch Back More Than 30 Years

    An explosive report details the president’s business dealings with criminals and shady oligarchs. On Air Force One on Thursday, President Trump actually took questions from reporters but there was some confusion about whether or not the exchange was on the record. The White House later released a transcript that left out a couple of things....

    WATCH: Al Franken Uses FBI Hearing to Destroy Conservatives’ Latest Defense of Trump Jr.
    Jul13

    WATCH: Al Franken Uses FBI Hearing to Destroy Conservatives’ Latest Defense of Trump Jr.

    Franken does not have time for false equivalencies. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) broke down the differences between accusations that Hillary Clinton received campaign assistance from Ukraine and allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.The Minnesota Democrat compared the two cases Wednesday afternoon, during the confirmation hearing for...

    There Are Too Many Strange Coincidences Surrounding Donald Jr.’s Russia Meeting to Ignore
    Jul10

    There Are Too Many Strange Coincidences Surrounding Donald Jr.’s Russia Meeting to Ignore

    The evidence is overwhelming that it changed the course of Trump’s campaign. Revelations about a meeting between top Trump campaign officials and a Russian attorney have thrown a new light on events that immediately followed that June 9, 2016 conversation.The Kremlin-linked attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya dangled damaging information about...

    Trump Much Prefers to Blame Dems and Obama for Hacks than to Hold Putin Responsible
    Jul09

    Trump Much Prefers to Blame Dems and Obama for Hacks than to Hold Putin Responsible

    Putin’s denial is good enough for Trump President Donald Trump was back on Twitter early Sunday morning, claiming that he pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin on Russian meddling in the 2016 election and said the Democrats are to blame. Trump returned to the U.S. late Saturday from the G20 conference where he had his first face-to-face...

    Why Putin Loves Trump: He’s Making America Weak Again
    Jul09

    Why Putin Loves Trump: He’s Making America Weak Again

    As the G20 summit shows, the US under its erratic president is losing its soft power – and its friends. In the movie version, they would have talked for a few minutes and then found an excuse to dismiss their foreign ministers and interpreters. At long last, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump would be alone and in private. Putin would look the...

    Trump Delivers a Chilling Nod to the Far Right During Warsaw Address
    Jul06

    Trump Delivers a Chilling Nod to the Far Right During Warsaw Address

    The president echoes Steve Bannon in call for West to “preserve our civilization.” President Donald Trump spoke ominously about the threat of Islamic terrorism, mass immigration and growing government bureaucracy in his first major speech ahead of the G20 summit in Germany. Echoing the worldview of his top White House advisors, the...

    Is America Past the Point of No Return?
    Jul05

    Is America Past the Point of No Return?

    Click here for reuse options! Oligarchs representing monopolistic Big Pharma, Big Banks, and Big Retail/Fast Food are devastating us. Have corporate/billionaire control of our republic reached such a point that it’s no longer reversible? Have we passed the tipping point where democracy dies?A few years back, on my radio show, President...

    Is Trump’s Attraction to Russia About Shaping the U.S. Version of Putin’s 21st-Century, Postmodern, Authoritarian, Kleptocratic Regime?
    Jul04

    Is Trump’s Attraction to Russia About Shaping the U.S. Version of Putin’s 21st-Century, Postmodern, Authoritarian, Kleptocratic Regime?

    Yale historian Timothy Snyder asserts that Trump’s ties to Russia are far deeper and more dangerous than campaign collusion. The links between President Trump and Russia will prove to be deeper and darker than many Americans now believe. This is according to Timothy Snyder, a noted historian of the 20th century’s tyrannical regimes in...

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