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 2018-01-24 04:30 

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Open Thread - The Trump Show Season 2...

This show loses more main characters than The Walking Dead. Open thread below......

 2018-01-24 04:01 

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C&L's Music Club Remembers Hugh Masekela...

Born in South African in 1939, Hugh Masekela first got turned on to the trumpet after seeing the 1950 biopic about Bix Beiderbecke called Young Man with a Horn . In 1960, at the age of 21, he started feeling the heat from South African authorities because...

 2018-01-24 03:17 

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GOP Congressman Says He Saw Younger Aide As 'A Soul Mate'...

The married 62-year-old denies harassing the 20-something former aide, but says he considered her his "soul mate". Meehan later used taxpayer money to settle the harassment claim, and still says he intends to continue running for re-election in Pe...

 2018-01-24 01:23 

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Michael Steele Scorches Evangelical 'Leaders' For Defending Trump: 'Just Shut The Hell Up!'...

During a roundtable discussion about how evangelical leaders like Franklin Graham and Tony Perkins are fine with giving Trump a "Mulligan" on his porn star scandals, his nasty words about women, and more, Michael Steele just let his anger fly all ...

 2018-01-23 23:23 

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Mueller Investigation Coming To An Inflection Point, Moving Toward Trump (UPDATED)...

Update: Another story has broken. Apparently Trump summoned the FBI's acting director to the White House for a little meeting. During that meeting, he asked Acting Director Andrew McCabe who he voted for in 2016. McCabe told Trump he didn't vote. ...

 2018-01-23 21:02 

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Lara Trump Says Women Are Too Stupid To Know Why They Are Marching...

She's married to Eric Trump. Nuff said. Transcript via Media Matters: AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): What do you make about all these celebrity women that are going after Melania, after your mother-in-law? You have Kristin Bell, you have Cher, you have C...

 2018-01-23 20:50 

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Franklin Graham Worries Lefties Are Staging A 'Digital Coup' Against Trump...

In an astonishingly dishonest Sunday appearance on Fox and Friends, Franklin Graham told host Pete Hegseth that liberals are staging a coup against Donald Trump. In response to a question about how he feels about Trump's first year in office, Graham r...

 2018-01-23 19:17 

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Tony Perkins Gives Trump A 'Mulligan' On Affair With Stormy Daniels...

The head of the Family Research Council told Politico that evangelicals forgave Trump's past sexual indiscretions saying, Donald gets a "mulligan" and "a do-over here.' The religious right has soiled themselves repeatedly in their effo...

 2018-01-23 19:17 

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Border Patrol Arrests Humanitarian Worker After Video Catches Agents Emptying Water Jugs Left For Immigrants...

The U.S. border patrol arrested an activist with an organization that tries to prevent border crossing deaths hours after the group released video of agents dumping water left at the border. The Associated Press reported that 35-year-old Scott Daniel Warr...

 2018-01-23 18:54 

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FBI Director Wray Threatened To Quit Rather Than Firing Deputy Director...

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Jeff Sessions has been putting pressure on Wray to fire his Deputy Director Andrew McCabe at the urging of Trump and in response Wray said he'd resign if that happened. Axios was first to report, "Sessions ...

 2018-01-23 18:52 

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Joe Scarborough Slaps Down Panelist: CHIP Renewal Is Not Nothing...

Nine million children and their parents, as well as roughly half of the pregnant women in the United States , are breathing easier today as CHIP has been funded for the next six years. Smug panelist Noah Rothman of Commentary tried to argue that Democrats...

 2018-01-23 18:07 

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CNN's John King: 'Devin Nunes Is A Trump 'Lap-Dog''...

On CNN's Inside Politics , co-host John King correctly explained that Devin Nunes' new "memo".. creating a conspiracy theory freak-out on the Right ... is tainted because he's been labeled a "Trump lap-dog" over his past action...

 2018-01-23 18:00 

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Matt Schlapp Won't Answer Questions About Trump's 'Alleged' Affair With Stormy Daniels...

Shame on Matt Schlapp for attempting to coach Alisyn Camerota on how she should run her show. But if you don't want to talk about Trump's adultery, I guess distraction is your only option. Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union a...

 2018-01-23 15:00 

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Ethics Panel Opens Sexual Harassment Probe Into GOP Lawmaker Who Chaired House Ethics Panel...

Yet again, another lawmaker is being investigated by the House Ethics Committee for allegations of sexual harassment. The Hill reports that an investigation has been opened into Representative Meehan related to a sexual harassment settlement that was paid...

 2018-01-23 14:00 

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Former CIA Official Rips Nunes FBI Memo As 'A Hatchet Job'...

Last night, when Wolf Blitzer asked former CIA deputy director Philip Mudd about the significance of the missing FBI texts that Republicans are pushing as proof of corruption, Mudd was furious. "This has nothing to do with documents, Wolf. Zero," ...

 2018-01-23 13:52 

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Rebecca Traister: Media Ignores Women's Marches At Their Own Risk...

New York Magazine writer Rebecca Traister, in a discussion with Chris Hayes and organizer Linda Sarsour, asked why the women's marches got so little media coverage. "What do you want me to tell the crazy women talking about justice? They ignored u...

 2018-01-23 13:00 

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Trump Spokesman: 'I'm Working For A Real-Life Superman In Donald Trump'...

White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley took his obsequiousness to new levels Saturday during a chat with Fox & Friends, co-hosted by "Superman" Dean Cain. GIDLEY: You guys are sitting with a former TV Superman in Dean Cain, I'm workin...

 2018-01-23 12:46 

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The Trumps Forego 13th Wedding Anniversary Celebrations...

Far be it from me to luxuriate in others pain but.. hey, this is the Trumps we're talking about, so allow me to indulge in some tawdry gossip. The deeply unhappy and dysfunctional couple spent yesterday apart, foregoing any celebration at all for thei...

 2018-01-23 04:30 

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These Days, Martin Luther King Day Is All Year Long...

We celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. day on Monday. But did you know that MLK had such bold and progressive ideas? Mike walks us through it......

 2018-01-23 04:30 

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Open Thread - Last Week Tonight's Season 5 Trailer...

John Oliver returns to HBO...on February 18th? Good thing nothing happened while he was gone. Open thread below......

 2018-01-23 04:00 

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

English post-punk trio Shopping is back with their 3rd album The Official Body . For it, they brought in Edwin Collins (he of the legendary Orange Juice and probably best known in the states for his 1994 alt-rock smash "A Girl Like You") to man th...

 2018-01-23 01:17 

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Senator Roger Wicker Caught On Hot Mic Creeping On High School-Age Senate Pages...

During the roll call to pass the short-term CR, Senator Roger Wicker apparently only had eyes for Senate pages, who are high-school age. "I thought you were going to say this was one of the most beautiful girls," Wicker said to either another sena...

 2018-01-22 23:32 

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Dear Media, When Did Supporting DREAMers Make Dems A 'Hard-Line' Party. Too?...

Axios' Jonathan Swann told MSNBC that the Democratic party has become a more 'hard-lined party' for supporting the rights of Dreamers with vigorous energy. Since when has supporting the DREAM Act became an extreme position to take? Many polls ...

 2018-01-22 23:29 

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Is Ivanka Trying To Push John Kelly Out?...

Is Ivanka Trump trying to find a replacement for Chief of Staff, John Kelly? Rumors coming out of the White House on Monday seem to be hinting at just that. Vanity Fair is reporting that Donald Trump is looking to replace Kelly and Ivanka is playing a ...

 2018-01-22 20:34 

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Agrees With Despicable Trump Ad Calling Dems Murderers...

After being asked by the press if Trump approved an ad his campaign released Saturday that said Democrats were complicit in all murders committed by "illegal immigrants," Sarah Huckabee Sanders feigned ignorance who was respondible for it until sh...

 2018-01-22 19:30 

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Cave Or Strategy? What Did Schumer Get From McConnell For Breaking The Filibuster?...

So what did Senator Chuck Schumer get for negotiating with Republicans to reopen the government since it's impossible to negotiate with Trump? MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell earlier today said that a host of Senators finally came together to try and end ...

 2018-01-22 19:19 

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Ted 'Green Eggs And Ham' Cruz Re-Writes History: 'I Have Consistently Opposed Shut Downs'...

Pro-tip for Ted Cruz. Positions on political issues come and go, but no one ever forgets Dr. Seuss: [embed eid="27730" /] So when Ted Cruz decides to re-write his own political history once again in blatant lies about how he has "consistently ...

 2018-01-22 18:37 

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Whiney Trump Spent Weekend Watching Videos Of Himself...

After President Donald Trump was forced to miss a swanky fundraiser at his Florida estate on Saturday night because of the government shutdown, he instead spent his day watching clips of himself criticizing former President Barack Obama for his role in 20...

 2018-01-22 18:04 

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Senate Votes 81-18 To Reopen Government Through February 8th...

The hard details are as-yet still hearsay, but the Senate just voted to end the filibuster on the continuing resolution sent over by the House last week and reopen the government for another 17 days. If Trump signs it, of course. We don't really know ...

 2018-01-22 18:02 

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Trump Mad At Wilbur Ross For Sleeping, Drooling During Meetings...

Video above is from May, when Ross blamed his snoozing, quite believably, on jet lag. A source I had contacted about something more important responded that not only has Wilbur Ross fallen asleep at every meeting he's been in with source, but that he ...

 2018-01-22 17:00 

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April Ryan: I Got Death Threats For Daring To Ask Trump If He's A Racist...

Apparently having the temerity to ask Dear Leader if he just might be a racist following his vile comments about why we're letting all of these brown people from "shithole countries" come to the United States is enough to provoke death threats...

 2018-01-22 15:41 

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Devin Nunes To FBI: Guess What You Did, I Won't Tell You...

Devin Nunes claims he has a secret memo proving Obama used FISA to spy on Trump, and it also proves the FBI is corrupt from top to bottom! And all kinds of stuff! He just won't let the FBI read it. Which, if you were a suspicious type, might make you ...

 2018-01-22 15:00 

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Kochs Give Lyin' Ryan His Good Boy Treat For Tax Bill...

Last week, Randy "Ironstache" Bryce announced their 4th quarter fundraising was a huge success again: Randy Bryce, one of the Democrats hoping to take on House Speaker Paul Ryan, raised $1.2 million at the end of last year, his campaign said. Team...

 2018-01-22 14:00 

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Scarborough Taunts Trump For Being 'Led Around' By His Staff...

Scarborough went off on a passionate rant about Republicans blocking any deal on the government shutdown -- and Trump's inability to lead. "You really can't trust anything coming out of Donald Trump's mouth. He's proven that," Scar...

 2018-01-22 13:19 

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'Morning Joe' Lambastes Pence For Using Our Troops As Props...

The panel was unanimous this morning in condemning Pence's unprecedented mixing of domestic politics with a visit to the troops in Jerusalem. Essentially using our troops as props. Andrea Mitchell, who's been covering these trips for over forty ye...

 2018-01-22 13:00 

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Lindsey Graham: 'As Long As Stephen Miller Is In Charge Of Negotiating On Immigration We Are Going Nowhere'...

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday warned that President Donald Trump's hard-right policy adviser Stephen Miller was preventing legislation that could end the current government shutdown. On day two of President Trump's first government shutdown...

 2018-01-22 04:30 

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Open Thread - Daniel Day Lewis Plays Barack Obama?...

From 2013. Open thread below......

 2018-01-22 04:00 

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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Lucinda Williams...

My much better half and I went out to do some grocery shopping. I heard the opening chords of this come over the in-store sound system. And it wasn't the Mary Chapin-Carpenter version. It was the original version of the woman who wrote it, Lucinda Wil...

 2018-01-21 21:00 

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Michael Wolff Insinuates Trump May Be Having An Affair In The White House...

Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff told Real Time host Bill Maher that he believes that Trump is having an affair in the White House right now, but he didn't include it in his book because he doesn't have any proof : During an appearance on Real T...

 2018-01-21 20:00 

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Trump Official: Democrats 'Already' Used Filibuster More Than Than 'Rest Of History And Recorded Time'...

White House Deputy Press Secretary Rah Shah on Sunday echoed President Donald Trump's call for ending the Senate filibuster and accused Democrats of filibustering more Trump nominees than "the rest of history and recorded time." In a tweet on ...

 2018-01-21 19:36 

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Hey Paul Ryan, What Happened To Trump As 'The Great Negotiator'?...

Lyin' Paul Ryan appeared on Face the Nation on Sunday , prepared to falsely blame the Democrats for the government shut down caused by Trump, McConnell and himself. What he obviously was not prepared for was to answer questions: JOHN DICKERSON: The Pr...

 2018-01-21 19:28 

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Mick Mulvaney Can't Explain His Newfound 'Xenophobia' On Immigration...

CBS' John Dickerson called out Mick Mulvaney, Trump's OMB director for now defending their 'merit-based'; immigration policy when previously he told Bloomberg News that that system moves the country towards "xenophobia."; Trump and h...

 2018-01-21 19:00 

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Jeanine Pirro At Mar-A-Lago: It 'Sure Ain't No Shithole'...

Jeanine Pirro opened her speech at Mar-a-Lago this week with a joke suggesting that Trump supporters are better than the black immigrants Donald Trump smeared in his infamous " shithole countries " comments. As The Washington Post reported , Pirro...

 2018-01-21 18:51 

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WATCH As Mitch McConnell Objects To Funding Our Troops...

When Democrats were in charge this sort of blatant politicization didn't occur, and accommodations were made to ensure military pay. Not so with the feckless Republicans. This video has been viewed more than a million times on Twitter, but is unlikely...

 2018-01-21 18:02 

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Conservative Columnist: Republicans Getting 'Free Ride' From The Press On Trump's Race Baiting...

The Trump administration has been in full race baiting mode ever since the government shutdown on Friday night, and using their base's fear of black and brown people to whip them into a frenzy in an attempt to paint Democrats as the party that wants t...

 2018-01-21 18:00 

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Wallace Nails Mulvaney For Hypocrisy On Shutdown: 'You Supported Holding The Government Hostage'...

Fox News host Chris Wallace suggested on Sunday that the White House was guilty of hypocrisy because officials who had supported a 2013 shutdown of President Barack Obama's government now opposed a shutdown of Donald Trump's government. During an ...

 2018-01-21 17:48 

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Trump Demands Republicans Trigger 'Nuclear Option' Over Government Shutdown...

Since Trump destroyed a bipartisan deal on funding the government last week which has caused a shutdown, he's begging Republicans to trigger the "nuclear option" to keep the Democratic minority from filibustering. I know, I know, my first incl...

 2018-01-21 17:41 

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Chuck Todd Shoots Down White House Official Claiming Racist Trump Campaign Ad Is From 'Outside Group'...

"You know that ad was created by an outside group... it's not done from people working inside the White House," @Marcshort45 says on an ad attacking Democrats which was paid for by Donald J. Trump for President. #MTP pic.twitter.com/tZgLc3NuTG...

 2018-01-21 17:00 

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White House Comments Line Voicemail Blames Democrats For Holding Government Funding 'Hostage'...

If you thought they weren't capable of being any nastier and more partisan than they are already, you'd be wrong. Here's what callers were treated to when they called the White House comments line this weekend : It seems President Donald Trump...

 2018-01-21 16:55 

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Paul Ryan: Trump Race-baiting Ad Linking Democrats To Murders Is 'Not Necessarily Productive'...

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said on Sunday that a Trump campaign advertisement which blames Democrats for murders committed by undocumented immigrants is "not necessarily productive" in ending the government shutdown. While interviewing Ryan on...

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