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Trump just got terrible news about the Mueller team’s investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller, Politico’s Josh Dawsey reports, “is working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on its investigation into [former Trump campaign chairman] Paul Manafort and his financial transactions, according to several people familiar with the matter.” The partnership between Mueller and Schneiderman potentially shifts the balance of power between … [Read more...]

Senate set to confirm unhinged right-wing blogger to powerful court

The Donald Trump of judges.John Bush is a lawyer who, for many years, wrote for a conservative blog under a pseudonym. He believes that “the two greatest tragedies in our country” are “slavery and abortion.” And that “public financing of campaigns” is “constitutionally dubious.” He once used an infamous slur against gay people in a speech praising his home town of Louisville.In one blog post, … [Read more...]

Everything you need to know about federal special prosecutors

This might be important soon.CREDIT: AP Photo/Susan Walsh, FileWhat happens if the nation’s top law enforcement officer is the target of a criminal investigation?Wednesday night, the Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with Russia’s ambassador twice, and then falsely told the Senate Judiciary Committee that “I did not have communications with the Russians.” If Sessions … [Read more...]

Trump falsely claims he created thousands of new jobs, and news outlets lap it up

When Trump doesn’t tell the truth, say so in your headline.CREDIT: AP Photo/Evan VucciIt was a huge announcement. An announcement so full of winning that we may even get tired of winning.“Because of what’s happening and the spirit and the hope,” President-elect Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday, “I was just called by the head people at Sprint and they’re going to be bringing 5,000 jobs back … [Read more...]

Gingrich brags that Republicans are coming for everything FDR accomplished

It’s a “great effort to break out of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt model.”CREDIT: AP Photo“Every Republican wants to do a big number on Social Security, they want to do it on Medicare, they want to do it on Medicaid,” President-elect Donald Trump warned on the campaign trail. “And we can’t do that.”Just over a month before Trump is expected to take the oath of office, however, one of his closest … [Read more...]

Former congressman says he will literally engage in armed rebellion if Trump loses

He’s suggesting actual treason.CREDIT: AP Photo/Dave MartinJoe Walsh, who was a United States congressman from 2011 until 2013, declared on Wednesday afternoon that he will take up arms if Donald Trump is not elected to the presidency.On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket. You in? — @walshfreedomWalsh, a man who … [Read more...]

Clinton could win Utah because the way America runs its elections is dumb

Kill first-past-the-post voting with fire. Then nuke the Electoral College from orbit.CREDIT: AP Photo/Andrew HarnikSo, this happened:Wonders never cease: poll shows Utah TIED; @Evan_McMullin within 4. https://t.co/TravrjVtzg — @JoyAnnReidHillary Clinton, Most Loathed of All Democrats, Adversary of the Sainted Limbaugh, Mother of Hillarycare, Daughter of Perdition, Beast That … [Read more...]

What Would Actually Happen To The Second Amendment If Hillary Clinton Wins?

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks next to Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)Well, it’s come to this.Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump appeared to suggest that assassination is the appropriate remedy against a liberal judiciary. If Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “gets to pick her judges,” Trump said … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Supreme Court Permits School To Continue Anti-Trans Bathroom Policy

A temporary loss, but still a loss for equality. The post BREAKING: Supreme Court Permits School To Continue Anti-Trans Bathroom Policy appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

If Trump Drops Out, The Result Will Be A Horrible Legal Quagmire

It would be an enormous stimulus package for election lawyers and a confusing morass for actual voters. The post If Trump Drops Out, The Result Will Be A Horrible Legal Quagmire appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Why Trump Can Bully Paul Ryan And Get Away With It, In One Chart

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) endorsed his party’s racist presidential nominee. Now that nominee has publicly humiliated Ryan by refusing to endorse the speaker back. Sad! The post Why Trump Can Bully Paul Ryan And Get Away With It, In One Chart appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is The Latest In A Long Line Of Justices To Weigh In On Politics

The founding fathers did not see the same need to preserve an illusion that the Court is above politics. The post Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is The Latest In A Long Line Of Justices To Weigh In On Politics appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Justice Ginsburg Broke The Rules In A Big Way. That Might Not Be A Bad Thing.

Justice Ginsburg's intemperate remarks undoubtedly undermine the prestige of the judiciary. If the outcome she fears becomes a reality, however, we may all be very happy to see its legitimacy diminished. The post Justice Ginsburg Broke The Rules In A Big Way. That Might Not Be A Bad Thing. appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Trump Says He Will Delegate Judicial Selection To The Conservative Federalist Society

Trump tells the GOP's right-wing that he will give them the best gift of all -- an entire branch of government. The post Trump Says He Will Delegate Judicial Selection To The Conservative Federalist Society appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Harry Reid Is Quietly Laying The Groundwork For Elizabeth Warren To Be Vice President

There's a lot of upsides for Democrats if Elizabeth Warren is the vice presidential nominee. There's also a huge downside. The post Harry Reid Is Quietly Laying The Groundwork For Elizabeth Warren To Be Vice President appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Trump Suggests Muslim Judges Can’t Be Trusted Either

Trump released a list of potential Supreme Court nominees in a Trump administration. Every single person on his list is white. The post Trump Suggests Muslim Judges Can’t Be Trusted Either appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

McConnell: Ignore Trump’s Racism Because ‘The Party Of Lincoln Wants To Win The White House’

McConnell thinks the racist real estate mogul will "appoint the right kind of person to the Supreme Court." The post McConnell: Ignore Trump’s Racism Because ‘The Party Of Lincoln Wants To Win The White House’ appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Listen To Paul Ryan Say That He Cares More About Gutting Medicare Then He Does About Racism

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) believes that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent, racist attack on a federal judge is wrong. But Ryan is voting for Trump anyway. The post Listen To Paul Ryan Say That He Cares More About Gutting Medicare Then He Does About Racism appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]