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 2018-04-20 03:30 

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Comey Ordered Investigation Into Giuliani And The Leaky FBI...

When Rudy Giuliani went on Fox News and giggled that he had some "surprises" yet to come in the 2016 campaign, he got everyone's attention, especially when James Comey sent a letter to Congress two days later informing them that Hillary Clinto...

 2018-04-20 03:30 

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Open Thread - Samantha Bee FTW...

Speaking to the Power of Women conference, Sam Bee promises to shut down her speech if the Pee Tape is released while she's speaking....

 2018-04-20 03:01 

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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Low...

The month of May is less than two weeks away. I look outside and what do I see today? More freakin' snow. Maybe if we play this song from Low's 2002 album Trust all at the same time, the weather will get the hint that we're done with winter an...

 2018-04-20 03:00 

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Holy Crap: I'm A Christian And I'm Here To Take Your Money Edition...

Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's lawyers, found a great way to make a living. Documents obtained by the Guardian show Sekulow approved plans to push poor and jobless people to donate money to his Christian nonprofit, which since 2000 has steered more than ...

 2018-04-19 23:37 

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What The Hell Is Rudy Giuliani Doing On Trump's Legal Team?...

In a statement late today, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow announced that Rudy Giuliani is joining Trump's legal team, along with two former federal prosecutors, Jane Serene Raskin and Martin Raskin. Just thought I'd remind you of a story written by th...

 2018-04-19 21:37 

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Sandy Hook Parent Calls Out Alex Jones: 'It's Time For This To End'...

Sandy Hook parent Neil Heslin has a message for Alex Jones: It's time for Jones to stop using them as his foil for fun and profit. "It's hurtful. It continues to open the wound more and more. But, you know, to have somebody come up to me and s...

 2018-04-19 19:59 

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Senator Corker Really, REALLY Wishes Democrats Would Fall In Line And Confirm Pompeo...

Bob Corker appeared on Andrea Mitchell's show today to basically beg Democrats to confirm Mike Pompeo as Trump's Secretary of State. At the moment, Pompeo doesn't have enough votes to make it out of committee, and Corker has a sadz. CORKER: Lo...

 2018-04-19 19:45 

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Midday Open Thread - Baby Girl In The Senate!...

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) brings her newborn daughter, Maile, to work. "It feels great. It's about time": US Sen. Tammy Duckworth just made history by bringing her newborn baby onto the Senate floor during a vote https://t.co/8sLxsuVpD2 p...

 2018-04-19 17:13 

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David Bossie Attacks Sen. Grassley As Part Of 'Left Wing Media' For Protecting Mueller...

The former Deputy Campaign Manager to the Donald Trump's presidential campaign, David Bossie blamed the left wing media for Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley's bill that would protect Robert Mueller from being fired by Donald Trump on Fox N...

 2018-04-19 16:50 

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Humiliated Again, Ted Cruz Writes Time 100 Profile Of Trump...

That feeling when " Donald Trump by Ted Cruz " is NOT the most gag-inducing item in this year's Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People outing. " Sean Hannity by Newt Gingrich " is. But back to the humiliation of Ted Cruz. Dude...

 2018-04-19 15:32 

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Trump May Abandon Human Rights To Get A Political Win In N Korea...

Is Donald Trump going to ignore North Korea's human rights violations in order to, ahem, 'denuclearize9; the rogue nation? There's a very specific reason why the US has NOT negotiated at the Presidential level with North Korea, and it's...

 2018-04-19 15:26 

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Sens. Jeff Merkley And Chris Murphy Offer Expanded Medicare Buy-In Bill...

Let me put it this way: Our managing editor, healthcare wonk extraordinaire Karoli, loves this plan. The new bill from Sen. Chris Murphy and Sen. Ed Merkley yesterday introduced the "Choose Medicare Act," a plan for an expanded version of traditio...

 2018-04-19 15:24 

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Trump's Random Foreign Policy Whims Are Officially Dangerous...

A big talking point from the Republican Party was that, since his behavior on the campaign trail was so erratic, unhinged and narcissistic, if Trump won the election, he would be surrounded by "adults" who would help guide him. After one year and ...

 2018-04-19 15:22 

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TERRIFYING: The Next Wave Of Fake News Is Here...

Hallie Jackson introduced MSNBC correspondent Gaddi Schwartz for a segment in which we learn about something called "deep fakes" -- and yeah, it's scary. "Talk through this viral video you're about to show. It is a jaw-dropper, I think...

 2018-04-19 15:00 

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Alabama 'Evangelist' Arrested For Molesting Boys...

Okay, Aladamnbama. Evangelist Acton Bowen, 37 years old, has some child molestation charges against him currently pending. Now he's got seven more charges . He faces two counts of second-degree sodomy, two counts of enticing a child for immoral purpos...

 2018-04-19 14:35 

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Scott Pruitt Needs First Class Seats -- But Flies Coach When He Pays...

The continuing story of Scott Pruitt and Other People's Money! You will be shocked that Scott Pruitt traveled in coach when he had to pay for his own trips home to Oklahoma. Suddenly, the threat from the hoi polloi was no big deal. (Don't worry, h...

 2018-04-19 12:42 

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Chris Cuomo Laughs At The Idea That Michael Cohen Would Flip On Trump...

CNN's New Day featured a discussion of Jay Goldberg, Trump's divorce attorney, warning him that Michael Cohen would flip and testify against him. Chris Cuomo seemed to find this hysterical. "All right, kids. It's time to put on the thinkin...

 2018-04-19 12:00 

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Hannity Is Behaving Like A Cornered Animal...

It seems like every minute we are learning more about how Sean Hannity is incestuously intertwined with the Trump administration - and acting more as an operative than any kind of legitimate opinion news host. Judging from Hannity's unhinged monologue...

 2018-04-19 11:57 

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Border Activist Gets Kicked Off Laura Ingraham's Show After Bringing Up David Hogg...

Seems like the usually-vicious Laura Ingraham is very, very sensitive these days! She invited John Cox, who's running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in California on "end the sanctuary state," and Enrique Morones, head of the grou...

 2018-04-19 03:30 

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Open Thread - Irish 'Milkmaids' Sing Journey...

Viral for a reason h/t Walt A. #MondayMotivation #FarmLife : @AgrilandIreland pic.twitter.com/ea9aTQEqI8 — The Irish Post (@theirishpost) April 16, 2018 Open thread below......

 2018-04-19 03:01 

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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Durand Jones & The Indications...

What the world needs now is just a bit more soul. Something real that touches a place deep inside. Something soothing yet spirited. Something that makes you think in these trying times "Maybe things WILL end up alright." Maybe this track from Bloo...

 2018-04-18 19:58 

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Robert De Niro: I Want To Escort Trump To Jail In An 'SNL' Sketch...

Academy award winning actor Robert De Niro join the Today Show with Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal, and discussed his "Saturday Night Live" cameo from over the weekend where he portrayed Robert Mueller giving a lie detector test t...

 2018-04-18 19:43 

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The Swamp Oozes Into Ajit Pai's FCC...

Remember Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, aka Satan, who stomped all over net neutrality and seems damn proud of it, is sliming his way across all communications. A broadband adviser selected by Chairman Ajit Pai to run a federal advis...

 2018-04-18 19:25 

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Alex Jones Is Convinced Sandy Hook Defamation Lawsuit Will Lead To His Assassination...

Now that the Sandy Hook parents are holding Alex Jones' feet to the fire for his craven, disgusting claims that their precious children weren't actually killed and they were inventing it, Alex Jones is alone and afraid. Very afraid, because he kno...

 2018-04-18 19:20 

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We Need A Housing Revolution Now...

Here's an experiment: If you're not downtown as you read this, go there now and find some homeless people. They probably won't be hard to find. Now, look at their faces. If you can't get downtown, look at their photographs online . Photo c...

 2018-04-18 18:39 

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Cable 'Colleagues' Should Stop Making Excuses For Fox News...

[Above: Katy Tur and Gabriel Sherman note that some great people work at Fox News and besides, 'you gotta work.'] This post also published as "There's Always Work at the Post Office" For some time now, I have been hearing professional ...

 2018-04-18 18:03 

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Congratulations MAGA! Your Campaign Donations Are Paying Trump's Lawyers...

Just call it a Stupid Tax. From Tuesday's Last Word ... LAWRENCE O'DONNELL: If you're making political contributions to Donald Trump...okay, I know most of you aren't doing that. But if you know anyone, if you love anyone who is contributi...

 2018-04-18 16:40 

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Trump Can't Stop Incriminating Himself, Part Infinity...

No wonder no lawyer wants to work for him. He can't shut up about things that might incriminate him. Doesn't he know everything he tweets can be used against him in a court of law? pic.twitter.com/HY1j5eVfg3 — Frances Langum (@bluegal) April...

 2018-04-18 16:16 

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Nikki Haley Claps Back On Kudlow: 'With All Due Respect, I Don't Get Confused'...

It now appears Donald Trump has another member of his team in his unforgiving cross-hairs and that is Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley. Haley, a neocon favorite, has been very outspoken against the Kremlin's behavior, much more so than Trump ever ha...

 2018-04-18 15:27 

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Hannity Should Be Fired From Fox News For Being A Presidential Advisor...

The Washington Post's Robert Costa , Sarah Ellison and Josh Dawsey published an excellent story today, outlining just how embedded Fox News personality Sean Hannity is with Donald Trump's White House. Thanks to Hannity and Trump, Fox News is out a...

 2018-04-18 15:05 

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Stephanie Ruhle's Righteous Rant: POTUS Doesn't Pay His Own Lawyers...

Stephanie Ruhle had recent Pulitzer Prize winner Ashley Parker on this morning to talk about the so-called president's legal 'team' (yeah) and she stopped the interview for a short and sharp rant about where we are. ASHLEY PARKER: ...A lot of ...

 2018-04-18 13:34 

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Talking Turtle Won't Allow Vote On Senate Bill To Protect Bob Mueller...

So Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Scum) just gave the go-ahead signal to Trump: He says he won't allow legislation to protect Bob Mueller from being fired. He told Neil Cavuto last night on Fox he doesn't believe Trump will fire him -- and he doesn't...

 2018-04-18 13:00 

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Barbara Bush Has Died And The Breitbartniks Are Appropriately Solemn*...

Barbara Bush has died, and among Breitbart commenters, her passing has inspired a period of solemn reflection: I was hoping she would outlive the Hillda-beast Clinton. Mrs. Bush had more class in her pinky toenail than Clinton and moochelle could have in ...

 2018-04-18 13:00 

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Hero: Tammie Jo Shults, Ex-Fighter Pilot Who Landed Flight 1380...

It was a routine flight out of LaGuardia, headed to Dallas. Instead, it made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. It happens often enough that here in Philly, no one really bats an eye: sick passenger, bomb threat, mechanical trouble. It hardly ever turn...

 2018-04-18 12:00 

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In Trump World, Is There Anyone Left Uncorrupted?...

James Comey compares President Trump to a mobster, and Brian Beutler thinks it's an apt comparison. "I sat there thinking, Holy crap, they are trying to make each of us 'amica nostra'—friend of ours. To draw us in," Comey writes....

 2018-04-18 04:27 

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CNN's Erin Burnett Notices Hannity And Trump's Identical Scripts...

The next time you hear Donald Trump bluster and harumph about something he's angry about, you should assume Sean Hannity is his anger translator. Trump doesn't need speechwriters as long as he can call up Hannity and get his lines for the next day...

 2018-04-18 03:30 

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Open Thread - Cartoon Of The Day...

Here's our daily cartoon from the desk of Matt @Wuerker . View this month's gallery here: https://t.co/zRSKTA4k0p pic.twitter.com/8JTYyf9qxg — POLITICO (@politico) April 17, 2018 Open thread below......

 2018-04-18 03:01 

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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Lowell Fulson...

I had to rub shoulders with the small town hoity-toity for a bit today. Many times when they weren't looking I rolled my eyes at their plastic sophistication. Most of us are from the sticks. I don't deny I am and they aren't fooling me. What a...

 2018-04-17 22:12 

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Is This Guy The Thug Who Threatened Stormy Daniels?...

This morning Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti released a sketch of the man Daniels says threatened her and her young daughter in 2011 when she was planning to go public with the story about her affair with Donald Trump. Here is the sketch in ...

 2018-04-17 22:10 

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Chuck Todd Shocked Fox 'News' Chose Sean Hannity Over Journalistic Integrity...

After the blockbuster news broke that Michael Cohen's lawyer revealed to the court that Sean Hannity was his secret client, it sent shock waves throughout the political world including news organizations and journalists. NBC's Chuck Todd took to T...

 2018-04-17 21:58 

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Andrew Napolitano Hammers Hannity: 'He Can't Have It Both Ways!'...

Andrew Napolitano took care of chastising Sean Hannity so Fox News could stand by their man, Sean Hannity. On today's Outnumbered Overtime , Napolitano shook his finger at Sean Hannity's failure to ever disclose his attorney-client relationship wi...

 2018-04-17 20:57 

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On Tax Day, Stephanie Ruhle Fact-Checks Trump's Tax Bill And Finds Promises Broken...

Well, on the most wonderful day of the year (if you are wealthy) our friend Stephanie Ruhle takes us back in time to review the promises Trump and his GOP friends made about this fabulous new tax plan that got passed. Let's see how their claims match ...

 2018-04-17 19:19 

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Trump Loses SCOTUS Immigration Case Because Of Gorsuch...

Three things about Trump: 1. It's not about principle, it's about loyalty to Trump 2. Trump is against immigration and immigrants, period, to soothe his racist base. 3. Trump can't fire a Supreme Court justice. So when Trump's appointee, N...

 2018-04-17 17:57 

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Are Hugh Hewitt's Claims About Sean Hannity And Michael Cohen The Most Moronic?...

While Fox News tries to downplay the Sean Hannity/Michael Cohen relationship by barely mentioning it during their broadcasts, MSNBC and CNN are asking many pertinent questions, especially when it comes to transparency. Unfortunately, MSNBC employs Hugh He...

 2018-04-17 17:36 

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Sandy Hook Families Suing Alex Jones For Defamation...

It is time, America, for the Era of 'Conspiracy Theories For Profit' to END. Daily Beast: The parents of two children who died in the Sandy Hook massacre have filed defamation lawsuits against Infowars founder Alex Jones over his false claims that...

 2018-04-17 16:37 

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Former Mercer Data Firm Hire Spills The Beans On Bannon, Brexit...

Brittany Kaiser, a former business manager at the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, has confirmed in sworn testimony that Steve Bannon was involved in the data firm's strategy for both Brexit and Trump 2016 from the beginning. In her testimony to...

 2018-04-17 16:22 

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Wisconsin Attorney General: Voter ID Gave Trump Win In State...

Wisconsin Attorney General was on the air with a right wing squawker, bragging about the damaging effects of the state's draconian Voter ID law: Election officials and Democrats in Wisconsin have repeatedly argued that the state's strict voter ID ...

 2018-04-17 16:21 

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Larry Kudlow Attacks CBO To Defend Massive Tax Cuts...

Is it the job of every Trump administration official to lie with impunity? Does Kellyanne Conway hold a special "How to Lie" seminar to prepare them? Larry Kudlow, new "economic advisor" to the Trump "administration", joined the th...

 2018-04-17 15:05 

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Another One Bites The Dust: Charlie Dent (R-PA) To Resign From Congress...

By my very rough count, this makes 41 House Republicans who won't be back on purpose in 2019. After discussions with my family & careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks. Serving the people of #PA15 has been a tremendou...

 2018-04-17 15:00 

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Even Alan Dershowitz Has A Line He Won't Cross For Hannity...

We all know Sean Hannity defended Michael Cohen with the ferocity of a mama bear on his show. And now we know why. This is so... unusual, even Alan Dershowitz (a usually reliable sycophant) felt it necessary to chide him. "First of all, Sean, I want t...

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