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No Puppet! No Puppet! You're The Puppet!Edit

I Have My Own Theory On ObamaEdit

BarackEdit

  1. (5/4/2017) Jason Chaffetz targets the most important issue in DC: Obama's pension. Yeah, good thing the shadow of Russia isn't still hanging over the Trump White House or anything President Obama is expected to receive $400k for an upcoming speech to investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald; Chaffetz wants to reintroduce the "Presidential Allowance Modernization Act," which would cap a president's pension at $200,000 a year and phased out pensions if they earned $400,000 or more from other sources; Obama vetoed Chaffetz's first versionTemplate:StiggTemplate:UppTemplate:Legis😺Template:Ghazi
  2. (5/9/2017) Obama to continue architectural tradition of butt-ugly presidential libraries. His will look like a legless AT-AT the Obama Presidential Center was designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects; to be built in Jackson Park in Chicago's South Side; "our charge is to create an engaging and welcoming place that will inspire people globally to show up for the most important office in any democracy ? that of citizen[1]"Template:UppTemplate:Legacy
  3. (5/9/2017) ...and I would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for that meddling Obama vastly underestimating my stupidity Template:FartTemplate:Oc8.0Template:Icdir704
  4. (5/17/2017) Takes one to know one People headline: "What Does Barack Obama Really Think of Donald Trump? 'He's Nothing But a Bullsh-ter?'; story: he said it last November after an "election night phone call with Trump" according to two friendsTemplate:Upp
  5. (5/18/2017) Tweet coming out the President of the United States just tweeted: (part 1 of 2) "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!"; (part 2 of 2) "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"💣Template:Fart
    1. (5/18/2017) After Special Counsel was appointed, White House issued measured statement from Trump, which he completely contradicted once he got his hands on his phone and took to twitter to blast as a witch-hunt official statement the White House released in his name Wednesday night (in full): "As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know — there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity. I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country."🍼Template:Under
    2. (5/19/2017) The whole thing with Russia is just locker room talk. Well, Putin's locker room, but still NYT headline: "Trump, Citing 'a Witch Hunt,' Denies Any Collusion With Russia"Template:Deny
  6. (5/22/2017) 1. Herp, 2. Derp, 3. Wargarble, 4. Hurr, 5. Durr, 6. . . . uhh, there's not enough memes for nonsense to encompass this list World Net Daily headline: "25 'IMPEACHABLE' OBAMA SCANDALS FAR MORE SERIOUS THAN COMEY FIRING"Template:Fart
  7. (5/25/2017) After Obama is imprisoned, will President Trump pardon him? FOX copy/pastes something from a blogTemplate:FartTemplate:Oc1.3😺
  8. (5/25/2017) Obama: "Miss me yet?" FTFA: "When they realized former President Barack Obama was going to be in Berlin the same day President Donald Trump was going to be in Brussels, Angela Merkel was the one who called the White House to break the news."Template:HauntTemplate:UppTemplate:Oc2.2

MichelleEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) Once again Michelle Obama is showing a little too much skin according to outraged conservatives who have apparently never Googled Melania Trump Template:Upp😺

Obama White HouseEdit

  • restricted documents Trump's team viewed at the White House
  • worried Trump's team would tip off Moscow, delayed telling them:
    • about plans to punish Russia for its election meddling
    • about plans to levy sanctions and oust Russians living in the in the US
  1. (5/6/2017) Trump was right about one thing: Campaign staffers DID remove classified documents from government facilities. He just had the wrong campaign in mind at the time based on interviews with 11 current and former US officials, including 7 with key roles in the Obama administrationTemplate:DripTemplate:Icdir704
  2. (5/8/2017) Obama warned Trump not to hire Flynn, but knowing that Trump wouldn't trust him, Obama knew Trump would hire Flynn just to spite him, which means Trump hiring Flynn was actually an Obama conspiracy to collude with the Russians Template:FartTemplate:GoatTemplate:Drip

Susan RiceEdit

former National Security Advisor

  1. (5/18/2017) To cap off today's 3-course scandal degustation, dessert from the Miami Herald: Flynn told Obama WH to postpone an assault on ISIS capital of Raqqa, Syria -- per the request of the Turkish officials Flynn was secretly working for at the time Flynn's rejection of Obama’s national security team's proposal was in opposition to Pentagon plans, but consistent with the wishes of Turkey, from whom he received more than $500,000; experts debate if Flynn--acting on behalf of a foreign nation (from which he had received considerable cash) when making a military decision--qualify as treasonTemplate:ConflTemplate:DaesTemplate:TurkTemplate:Forpay

Their kids? Really? Yes, really.Edit

Pete SouzaEdit

former White House photographer, Obama

Evelyn FarkasEdit

former Obama Defense Department official

  • a quote from her March 2 interview on MSNBC is bring used as proof that Obama was actively undermining the Trump administration
    "I was urging my former colleagues and .?.?. the Hill people, get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can, before President Obama leaves the administration ...That?s why there were so many leaks."

Dr. Vivek MurthyEdit

former Surgeon General, member of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service


Such A Nasty WomanEdit

Hillary Clinton

  1. (5/15/2017) Why is Hillary Clinton held to an impossible standard, even in defeat? Template:RevTemplate:Dem
  2. (5/15/2017) Hillary Clinton launches new political action group called "Onward Together", plans to prove that through hard work and determination, even ten people can make a difference in an email, Clinton explained the mission of the PAC: "provide direct funding to organizations [and] ... help amplify their work ... grow their audiences and expand their reach"
  3. (5/18/2017) Tweet coming out the President of the United States just tweeted: (part 1 of 2) "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!"; (part 2 of 2) "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"💣Template:Fart
    1. (5/18/2017) After Special Counsel was appointed, White House issued measured statement from Trump, which he completely contradicted once he got his hands on his phone and took to twitter to blast as a witch-hunt official statement the White House released in his name Wednesday night (in full): "As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know — there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity. I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country."🍼Template:Under
    2. (5/19/2017) The whole thing with Russia is just locker room talk. Well, Putin's locker room, but still NYT headline: "Trump, Citing 'a Witch Hunt,' Denies Any Collusion With Russia"Template:Deny
  4. (5/18/2017) Now that a Special Counsel has taken over the Trump/Russia investigation congress can get back to doing what it loves best, investigating Clinton speaking on FOX News, Senator Lindsey Graham (R SC): "[the appointment of a Special Counsel] pretty much shuts Congress down ... [t]here’s a new front opening here ... I’m on the Judiciary Committee. And I think it’s important that the Judiciary Committee be given any emails that were directed to the Department of Justice by Clinton campaign officials or operatives"
  5. (5/22/2017) Two days overseas and Trump is already exhausted. Some president he is Politicususa's Jason Easley reported that CNN's Jim Acosta tweeted that a White House official told reporters at a briefing that the President is "exhausted"; the article also reminded everyone that Trump claimed that Hillary Clinton lacked the stamina to be president (including a link showing all her travel miles 956,733); and it mentioned FDR's 3 trips to Egypt betwen 1943 and 1945Template:Visit
  6. (5/23/2017) Fox News staffers and reporters upset that their network is pushing a conspiracy theory. Really, guys? Just ONE of the bullshiat crap your employer pushes is what offends you? for months right-wing media personalities have repeated the lie that Seth Rich leaked the DNC emails to Wikileaks and was killed for it; several Fox News employees informed other news outlets (CNN, the Daily Beast) that they feel "embarassed" and "disgusted" with those who still spread the lie because "[i]t hurts those of us who are legitimately focused on journalism ... We have a chance to turn the corner at Fox, and perpetuating this conspiracy theory damages our integrity"; also some feel dedicating airtime to it is politically motivated as doing so will "distract from any and all Trump scandals"Template:Cc6.0
    1. (5/23/2017) So yeah, we made it up. Distracted you from the Russian probe though FOX News posted a notice regarding a story about Seth Rich: "On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich. The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting. Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed. [ADVERTISEMENT] We will continue to investigate this story and will provide updates as warranted."Template:Cc6.0
    2. (5/24/2017) Sean Hannity blames liberals for forcing him to back off an unhinged, untrue conspiracy theory over the death of Seth Rich Sean Hannity announced on his show that he would back off talking about the Seth Rich conspiracy theory; conservative author Will Sommer tweeted Sean Hannity's reason: "Out of respect for the family's wishes, for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time."Template:Cc6.0Template:Kylem
      1. (5/25/2017) Sean Hannity taking a couple of days off to think about Fake News, Seth Rich, and future employment opportunities cc6.0{{}}Template:Timfam
    3. (5/24/2017) Master hacker Kim Dotcom gets caught attempting to phish Seth Rich's gmail account to set up a fake email archive Joel Rich monitors his late son's Gmail account and saw (but did not open) an invitation from welcome@mega.nz (a company Dotcom used to work for)Template:Cc6.0Template:Hack
    4. (5/24/2017) Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex), who is also a French model, provides an internet citation the Washington Post's Philip Bum sees something happening: "the Internet has blurred the line between truth and fiction in increasingly problematic ways"; "negative partisanship of American politics"; "an impatience with or distrust of official information channels"; means the President of the United States prefers Photoshopped memes to "the FBI, the intelligence agencies and cadres of scientists"Template:CrackTemplate:CbiasTemplate:Cc6.0
    5. (5/26/2017) "The conservative mind, in some very visible cases, has become diseased," Writes the uber liberal former speech writer for George W.Bush Raw Story violates HIPAA guidelines by disclosing Michael Gerson's diagnosis of the Republican Party; while wondering why the discredited story about Seth Rich's death is still getting airtime, Gerson calls out members of his own party for blindly supporting Trump's policies and ideology on refugees and Muslims as well as tolerating his belief in conspiracies about vaccinations, Muslims celebrating 9/11, Obama's birth certificate, Obama behind the death of an Hawaiian official tangentially related to his birth certificate, Ted Cruz's dad killing JFK, liberals killing Antonin Scalia, and Hillary killing Vince FosterTemplate:Cc6.0
    6. (5/26/2017) In the latest installment of conservative buffoonery, Roger Stone calls for Seth Rich's parents to be charged with obstruction of justice for failing to play along with their conspiratorial delusions Stone explains that his belief in this conspiracy is political: "Nothing the intel community says can be relied on given their track record of lies"Template:Cc6.0Template:Discdt
  7. (5/24/2017) Did the Russians troll Comey? Did Comey put out that message before the election because of troll? Washington Post headline: "How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI's handling of the Clinton probe"
  8. (5/26/2017) To all the graduates out there, I have one word of wisdom to share to you: I told you so Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered the commencement address to the 139th graduating class of Wellesley College (Class of 2017), Wellesley, Massachusetts, May 26, 2017

Women for Women InternationalEdit

  1. (5/2/2017) Clinton: If the election was held on October 27th I would have won "I am now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance"Template:2016e
    1. (5/3/2017) Perhaps the President should stop tweeting responses to the candidate he beat in the election in the third person 
    2. (5/3/2017) If former Obama adviser David Axelrod had thrown any more shade at Hillary he would have caused an eclipse: "It takes a lot of work to lose to Donald Trump.. he was the least popular presidential candidate to win in the history of polling" Template:2016e
  2. (5/3/2017) Perhaps the President should stop tweeting responses to the candidate he beat in the election in the third person 

Chelsea ClintonEdit

Nasty Woman, Jr.

Keith BoykinEdit

former Bill Clinton aide

Huma AbedinEdit

former vice-chair, Hillary 2016

  1. (5/9/2017) Turns out James Comey misspoke when he said that Huma Abedin forwarded classified emails to Anthony Weiner. But only if you use "misspoke" to mean "totally made things up". But boy, it sure did take the focus off the real issue, didn't it? Template:2016e😺Template:Oops

Anthony WeinerEdit

former US Rep, NY 9th; bastard husband of Huma Abedin

  1. (5/9/2017) Turns out James Comey misspoke when he said that Huma Abedin forwarded classified emails to Anthony Weiner. But only if you use "misspoke" to mean "totally made things up". But boy, it sure did take the focus off the real issue, didn't it? Template:2016e😺Template:Oops

Onward TogetherEdit

Hillary Clinton PAC, assisting Swing Left, Emerge America, Color of Change, Indivisible and Run for Something

  1. (5/15/2017) Hillary Clinton launches new political action group called "Onward Together", plans to prove that through hard work and determination, even ten people can make a difference in an email, Clinton explained the mission of the PAC: "provide direct funding to organizations [and] ... help amplify their work ... grow their audiences and expand their reach"

John PodestaEdit

former Clinton campaign manager

  1. (5/22/2017) John Podesta unloads his righteous anger on Trump Podesta recites his recipe for whoop ass on The Global Politico podcast with Susan Glasser

Seth RichEdit

late DNC Staffer

  1. (5/23/2017) Fox News staffers and reporters upset that their network is pushing a conspiracy theory. Really, guys? Just ONE of the bullshiat crap your employer pushes is what offends you? for months right-wing media personalities have repeated the lie that Seth Rich leaked the DNC emails to Wikileaks and was killed for it; several Fox News employees informed other news outlets (CNN, the Daily Beast) that they feel "embarassed" and "disgusted" with those who still spread the lie because "[i]t hurts those of us who are legitimately focused on journalism ... We have a chance to turn the corner at Fox, and perpetuating this conspiracy theory damages our integrity"; also some feel dedicating airtime to it is politically motivated as doing so will "distract from any and all Trump scandals"Template:Cc6.0
    1. (5/23/2017) So yeah, we made it up. Distracted you from the Russian probe though FOX News posted a notice regarding a story about Seth Rich: "On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich. The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting. Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed. [ADVERTISEMENT] We will continue to investigate this story and will provide updates as warranted."Template:Cc6.0
    2. (5/24/2017) Sean Hannity blames liberals for forcing him to back off an unhinged, untrue conspiracy theory over the death of Seth Rich Sean Hannity announced on his show that he would back off talking about the Seth Rich conspiracy theory; conservative author Will Sommer tweeted Sean Hannity's reason: "Out of respect for the family's wishes, for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time."Template:Cc6.0Template:Kylem
      1. (5/25/2017) Sean Hannity taking a couple of days off to think about Fake News, Seth Rich, and future employment opportunities cc6.0{{}}Template:Timfam
    3. (5/24/2017) Master hacker Kim Dotcom gets caught attempting to phish Seth Rich's gmail account to set up a fake email archive Joel Rich monitors his late son's Gmail account and saw (but did not open) an invitation from welcome@mega.nz (a company Dotcom used to work for)Template:Cc6.0Template:Hack
    4. (5/24/2017) Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex), who is also a French model, provides an internet citation the Washington Post's Philip Bum sees something happening: "the Internet has blurred the line between truth and fiction in increasingly problematic ways"; "negative partisanship of American politics"; "an impatience with or distrust of official information channels"; means the President of the United States prefers Photoshopped memes to "the FBI, the intelligence agencies and cadres of scientists"Template:CrackTemplate:CbiasTemplate:Cc6.0
    5. (5/26/2017) "The conservative mind, in some very visible cases, has become diseased," Writes the uber liberal former speech writer for George W.Bush Raw Story violates HIPAA guidelines by disclosing Michael Gerson's diagnosis of the Republican Party; while wondering why the discredited story about Seth Rich's death is still getting airtime, Gerson calls out members of his own party for blindly supporting Trump's policies and ideology on refugees and Muslims as well as tolerating his belief in conspiracies about vaccinations, Muslims celebrating 9/11, Obama's birth certificate, Obama behind the death of an Hawaiian official tangentially related to his birth certificate, Ted Cruz's dad killing JFK, liberals killing Antonin Scalia, and Hillary killing Vince FosterTemplate:Cc6.0
    6. (5/26/2017) In the latest installment of conservative buffoonery, Roger Stone calls for Seth Rich's parents to be charged with obstruction of justice for failing to play along with their conspiratorial delusions Stone explains that his belief in this conspiracy is political: "Nothing the intel community says can be relied on given their track record of lies"Template:Cc6.0Template:Discdt

Joe BidenEdit

Uncle Joe

  1. (5/22/2017) Uncle Joe 2020? 2020e{{}}


We Don't Want Them In Our CountryEdit

Justin TrudeauEdit

Prime Minister, Canada

David MacNaughtonEdit

Canadian Ambassador to the US

ACLUEdit

American Civil Liberties Union

  1. (5/5/2017) You might want to sit down for this, but it turns out the "religious liberty" executive order was a giant photo-op and isn't worth spit, so the ACLU isn't bothering to sue Template:RellibTemplate:Stunt
    1. (5/5/2017) The ACLU may not be filing suit over Trump's latest Executive Order, but the FFRF damn well did Template:RellibTemplate:Ch st
  2. (5/20/2017) Add using a cell phone anywhere in America to the list of things the undocumented shouldn't do an unsealed federal search warrant affidavit is the first public acknowledgment that federal agents are using cell-site simulator devices to find undocumented immigrants👮Template:Hack

Miriam AukermanEdit

Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Michigan

  1. (5/21/2017) Trump misses court ordered deadline for turning over Giuliani memo. So...now what? the Giuliani memo is a document drafted at Trump's request during his campaign for President and under former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani's guidance that "allegedly served as an outline to make the travel ban look like it wasn't aimed at Muslims"; US District Judge Victoria Roberts in Detroit (Arab American Civil Rights League v. Trump, 2:17-cv-10310 (E.D. Mich.)) gave the Trump administration until Friday, May 19, 2017 to produce the memo; by Saturday, May 20, 2017 the ACLU said the President did not meet the deadline; Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Michigan, Miriam Aukerman, asks: "If, as the administration claims, the Executive Order is not a Muslim Ban, then why is the administration refusing to turn over the Giuliani memo? What is in that document that the government doesn't want the court to see?"Template:Yntbom
    1. (5/23/2017) Rudy 9/11 then: I was asked to come up with language for the travel ban. Now: I had nothing to do with it. Who to believe Rudy then or now? in a signed affidavit for a case in which he is representing Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab, Giuliani swore: "Neither I nor my firm has represented the Trump administration. In particular I have not served on any Trump administration commission 'relating to the so-called Muslim ban executive orders'. For clarity, I have not participated in writing any of the executive orders on that subject issued by the Trump administration"Template:Hsss

ACLU of Southern CaliforniaEdit

  1. (5/10/2017) L.A. Unified entirely unified in keeping ICE off school grounds, not even letting them in with subpoenas. I'm sure this will go entirely unchallenged by our bully-in-chief Los Angeles Unified School District board member Ref Rodriguez: "LA Unified is basically saying fear stops at [our] door"; LA Unified Immigration Resolution of May 9, 2017 was developed by the ACLU
  2. (5/23/2017) ICE uses a broken and out of date database to identify immigrants for deportation. Guess who doesn't have a problem with that system? the fingerprint technology behind the database was adopted by ICE in 2008 (when "Secure Communities" became federal policy); in 2011 when once local law enforcement agency in the nation was first connected to the database, detainers issued nationwide peaked at 309,697; in 2012, ACLU of Southern California sued ICE-INS on behalf of two men who were issued detainers by ICE despite being US citizens: "Under this program, ICE ...[issues]... detainers en masse based solely on electronic database checks and nothing more"; the case is: Gonzalez v. ICETemplate:4th

University of California at BerkeleyEdit

Blue State AmericaEdit

Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures, Chapman University in Orange, CA; executive director, Center for Opportunity Urbanism, Houston

  1. (5/1/2017) The arrogance of blue state America towards working-class red state America 🐑

Niskanen CenterEdit

advocates for environmentalism, immigration reform, civil liberties, libertarian national defense policy

  1. (5/2/2017) VP at CATO, Environmental Legislation Director at ALEC, Director of Niskanen Center, this Libertarian Big Wig has been fighting the Climate Hoax for years - until he found out he had been lied to repeatedly and intentionally 

Sherri SimpsonEdit

Florida attorney; former Trump University customer/plaintiff who is seeking full restitution for tuition , plus damages and interest takrn from her under false pretenses

  1. (5/2/2017) Trump University settlement delayed by one person crazy enough to think they should get their money back from this fraud Template:Trump

National Corn Growers AssociationEdit

corn growers lobbying group

  1. (5/2/2017) Stop me if you've heard this before: Trump supporters thought they'd get a free pass through the damage Trump said he'd inflict on Americans 🐆Template:FarmTemplate:Negot

National Milk Producers FederationEdit

dairy producers lobbying group

  1. (5/2/2017) Stop me if you've heard this before: Trump supporters thought they'd get a free pass through the damage Trump said he'd inflict on Americans 🐆Template:FarmTemplate:Negot

National Urban LeagueEdit

civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in underserved urban communities

  1. (5/2/2017) Candidate Trump to black voters: "Vote for me, what do you have to lose?". President Trump to black voters: "Prepare to lose everything" National Urban League's 2017 State of Black America report, "Main Street Marshall Plan" (pdf)Template:Goppol

Women for Women InternationalEdit

non-profit dedicated to financial, educational, and interpersonal support of women survivors of war, poverty and injustice

  1. (5/2/2017) Clinton: If the election was held on October 27th I would have won "I am now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance"Template:2016e

Desiree FairoozEdit

Code Pink activist

  1. (5/2/2017) Do not taunt Happy Fun Jeff Sessions, because the Justice Department will prosecute you Code Pink activist Desiree Fairooz was arrested for laughing at Senator Shelby's claim that Sessions?s history of "treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented"🚓Template:Tyrant

Southern Poverty Law CenterEdit

  1. (5/3/2017) Roy Moore: 'not letting me force my religion on others with the full weight of the law means that I'm the one being persecuted.' 🐑Template:Bless

Richard GillespieEdit

executive director, Mosby Heritage Area Association

  1. (5/3/2017) At one of his golf courses, Trump has a plaque commemorating the Civil War battle Andrew Jackson won Northern Virginia Trump National Golf Club, between 14th, 15th holes; plaque commemorating a battle that happened elsewhere reads: "Many great American soldiers, both of the North and South, died at this spot. The casualties were so great that the water would turn red and thus became known as 'The River of Blood.' It is my great honor to have preserved this important section of the Potomac River!"Template:RevhistTemplate:Confed

ISP in the San Bruno, California areaEdit

  1. (5/3/2017) The President of the United States was directly involved in the witch hunt for the person who posted the side by side inauguration photos "Obviously, this has become a very sensitive issue, especially since the President has gotten directly involved and contacted Acting Director Mike Reynolds concerned about one of the images that was retweeted" January 21, 2017 email from Tim Cash to Shaun CavanaughTemplate:WitchTemplate:Tyrant

Fethullah GülenEdit

Turkish-born Islamic cleric, currently living in exile in the US; founder of the Gülen movement

  1. (5/5/2017) Assistant and ally to Mike Flynn enacted a clandestine social media operation that focused on investigating something on behalf of Turkey while he was also assigned to the Trump campaign, feeding data to Flynn--and Bannon Template:ConflTemplate:Drip

Tony, from Mount Vernon, New YorkEdit

caller to the Rush Limbaugh radio show, May 4, 2017

  1. (5/5/2017) Trumpers are just now starting to figure out that hey, ya know maybe it's possible that somehow Trump might have actually...ya know....LIED to them about stuff. Blame Obama rant coming in 3...2...1 🐆

Common CauseEdit

nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen's lobbying organization promoting open, honest and accountable government

  1. (5/5/2017) While you were all focused on the Obamacare repeal, Trump was busy giving evangelical christian nut jobs a brand new slate of new advantage Template:Theo🐑Template:Ch st

FFRFEdit

Freedom From Religion Foundation

  1. (5/5/2017) The ACLU may not be filing suit over Trump's latest Executive Order, but the FFRF damn well did Template:RellibTemplate:Ch st

New World ProjectsEdit

We are designers creating visual commentary on the ridiculous nature of our current political environment. We are not radicals or activists. We see design as our path to reinforcing a sensible community.

  • Flying Pigs on Parade
    • four large golden pig balloons would float from a barge on the Chicago River, high enough to block the ?Trump? sign on Trump Tower
    • inspired by the Pink Floyd's ?Animals? album cover, which shows a pig floating above the power station in Battersea, England
    • a visual interpretation of George Orwell's Animal Farm, with each pig named after a character from the book: Old Major, Napoleon, Squealer and Minimus
    • money for the project came from crowdfunding on the anti-Trump project's website, and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, who has endorsed the concept
  1. (5/5/2017) When giant pigs fly in Chicago it's probably for an anti-Trump Tower protest Template:Protest

26% of Likely US VotersEdit

  1. (5/5/2017) Yo, dawg, I hear you like polls, so here's a poll about polls so you can give your opinion about giving your opinion Template:Push

Public CitizenEdit

government-ethics watchdog group wrote letter to DoJ and Congressional lobbying oversight offices requesting investigations into Lewandowski's lobbying status

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Template:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip

Americans who see healthcare as a rightEdit

  1. (5/6/2017) Americans now see health care as a right, not a privilege, and this is going to be a problem for politicians Template:Human

Center for Responsive PoliticsEdit

non-profit, nonpartisan research group that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy; maintains the public online database, OpenSecrets.org

  1. (5/7/2017) America's real "Deep State" Template:CitznuTemplate:Alec

Sally YatesEdit

former acting Attorney General

  1. (5/8/2017) One of Trump's fired-for-no-reason White House employees may be coming back to haunt him or at least testify against him former acting Attorney General Sally Yates to testify before Senate Judiciary subcommittee about possible Russian interference in the 2016 POTUS electionTemplate:HauntTemplate:Upnext
  2. (5/8/2017) Trump moves onto witness tampering "Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Council (sic)" @realDonaldTrump Twitter account💣
    1. (5/9/2017) Trump goes on Twitter tantrum after Sally Yates humiliates him and the entire GOP 💣
    2. (5/9/2017) Trump claims the story of his collusion with Russia is a 'total hoax.' Well, I guess that settles it, then. Someone hit the lights 💣

CNCCEPEdit

Commission Nationale de Contrôle de la Campagne électorale en vue de l?Élection Présidentielle (National Commission for the Control of the Election Campaign for the Presidential Election)

  1. (5/9/2017) Why didn't "but his emails" gain much traction in France? Turns out it's because there is no Fox News equivalent in France French elections follow a strict blackout on campaigning and dissemination of polling resultsTemplate:Fra

Pat Flaherty (sp)Edit

a customer at the Tastee Diner, Bethesda, Maryland

  1. (5/12/2017) Fox reporter: So, what do you think about this Comey firing? Random Guy: It should have happened earlier, but I think it's to distract us from Russian inf- Fox reporter: OOPS, so sorry, gotta go when asked about Comey's firing, Pat Flagherty (sp), a customer at the Tastee Diner, Bethesda, Maryland told Fox & Friends correspondent Griff Jenkins, "I think it should have been done much earlier ... I think--not to be too Machiavellian about it--why does it take such a long time for these guys to arrive at this conclusion. Is it because we're getting too tight in finding out too much information linked to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin?"; Jenkins abruptly moved away and on to another customerTemplate:ComeyTemplate:Slap

Rosie O'DonnellEdit

  1. (5/12/2017) In the midst of all his current problems, it's nice to see President Trump still has time to troll Rosie O'Donnell 😺Template:Weak

A Source Familiar With The MatterEdit

  1. (5/12/2017) Comey at me bro a source familiar with the matter told CNN: "if there is a tape, there's nothing [James Comey] is worried about"Template:ComeyTemplate:Bluff

George SorosEdit

librul financier

  1. (5/12/2017) Disgraced former Fox star and serial creepy old pervert Bill O'Reilly sits down with disgraced former Fox star and serial apocalyptic maniac Glenn Beck to discuss how this is all because the libs and... wait for it... SOROS Template:Perv📢😈

Jill Wine-BanksEdit

Watergate prosecutor; obstruction taxonomist

  1. (5/13/2017) "I was a Watergate prosecutor; I know obstruction when I see it. And Trump's firing of Comey was just that" Jill Wine-Banks, one of three assistant special prosecutors who tried Watergate's obstruction of justice caseTemplate:ComeyTemplate:Nixon

CaliforniaEdit

  1. (5/13/2017) How did California become the healthiest, fastest growing economy in the U.S. and the 5th largest economy in the world? By doing the exact opposite of what republicans believe will grow the economy Template:Akans

Kevin ShenkmanEdit

Malibu lawyer

  1. (5/14/2017) This Malibu lawyer is working hard to be the change he wants to see Kevin Shenkman uses California Voter Rights Act to end disenfranchisement of minority voters by changing the way cities elect their councils (from "at-large" to "district" elections)Template:Voter

James ClapperEdit

former Director of National Intelligence

  1. (5/14/2017) James Clapper said there is a "curious pattern" of deaths of opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin who have questioned or challenged his role Clapper told Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union", Sunday May 14, 2017: "We have had difficulty, though, in actually generating an evidentiary trail that could equate convincingly and compellingly in a court of law a direct connection between certain figures that have been eliminated who apparently ran afoul of Putin"Template:UssrdTemplate:Putin
    1. (5/15/2017) Clapper tells Tapper why the country's going down the crapper James Clapper told Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union", Sunday May 14, 2017: "[O]ur institutions are under assault externally ... the Russian interference in our election system. And I think as well, our institutions are under assault internally"; Tapper asked Clapper if "internally" indicated Trump. "Exactly," Clapper replied adding, "I hope [congressional Republicans will] speak up"Template:Sop

Brad SmithEdit

President, chief legal officer, Microsoft

  1. (5/15/2017) Computer guy says Trump administration responsible for massive cyber attack because Trump is a computer-illiterate moron, which is about number ten on the list of types of moron that Trump is Friday, 12 May, 2017 cyber attack on British National Health ServiceTemplate:HackTemplate:Uk👉

Mark GitensteinEdit

former aide to chair of Senate's Watergate investigation

  1. (5/15/2017) The Senate issued a subpoena to the WH for documents about Flynn-that's good, But if the WH ignores the subpoena it's up to the Jeff Sessions-who is also a target of the probe-to enforce it-that's bad. But the subpoena comes with a free frozen yogurt Template:SopTemplate:JudasTemplate:ConstcrssTemplate:Nixon

Unnamed Official from Unnamed European CountryEdit

  1. (5/16/2017) Senior European intel official: We're probably going stop sharing intel with the U.S. because Trump the blabbermouth shared info with Russia his country might stop sharing information with the US if it confirms that Trump shared classified details with Russian officials. Such sharing "could be a risk for our sources"Template:Allybus

Benjamin WittesEdit

personal friend of former FBI director, James Comey

  1. (5/19/2017) What James Comey Told Me About Donald Trump Benjamin Wittes, personal friend of former FBI director, James Comey: "Comey was preoccupied throughout this period with the need to protect the FBI from these inquiries on investigative matters from the White House"Template:HearsyTemplate:Comemo
  2. (5/19/2017) What James Comey Told Me About Donald Trump Benjamin Wittes, personal friend of former FBI director, James Comey: "Comey was preoccupied throughout this period with the need to protect the FBI from these inquiries on investigative matters from the White House"Template:HearsyTemplate:Comemo
    1. (5/19/2017) Comey was so creeped out by Trump, he tried to hide in the curtains. Like Buster Bluth, you can always tell a Milford School man BoingBoing gif: Comey trying to blend in with curtainsTemplate:TidfTemplate:Nohug
  3. (5/24/2017) Comey confidant to Trump: Be afraid. Be very afraid former FBI director James Comey's friend Benjamin Wittes says it's telling that Comey declined to testify in secret, but chose to do so publicly insteadTemplate:ComeyTemplate:Haunt

Potato Gun AntennasEdit

  1. (5/18/2017) "What's the wifi here?" "CLASSIESTWIFI, password 'titties69'". Presto, state secrets ProPublica and Gizmodo reporters checked only four Trump properties: Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach; Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, New Jersey; Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC; Trump National Golf Club, Sterling, VirginiaTemplate:WhiteTemplate:LaxsecTemplate:Trump

Ancient Masada FortressEdit

  1. (5/18/2017) Israel: Marine One is too heavy to land on top of the ancient Masada fortress. Previous Presidents: OK, I'll take the cable car then. Trump: F that, I'm canceling my trip Masada is an ancient fortification built by Herod the Great between 37 and 31 BCE, it overlooks the Dead Sea, east of Arad, Israel on top of an isolated rock plateau👑Template:Visit

The InternetEdit

  1. (5/18/2017) Apparently, the White House doesn't know what Ivanka is doing there either at a meeting discussing human trafficking, everyone attending had a "name tent" showing their title/job, except Ivanka, who was in charge of the meeting held in the Roosevelt Room
  2. (5/18/2017) House Democrats are raising record breaking amounts of money going into the 2018 midterms. Thanks Trump DCCC raised $20 million in online contributions (January-May 18, 2017); average contribution is $18; $19.7 million was raised during 2015Template:2018eTemplate:Dems

Young PeopleEdit

  1. (5/18/2017) Young people leaving the Republican Party in droves. What? Young people don't want to be in the party of the incredibly dumb? Too interested in reality? Young people are so naive Pew Research Center found since 2015 almost half of Republicans under 30 have abandoned the party at one point or another; FiveThirtyEight.com found in 2014 the most fervent Republican voters are those who were 18 at the outset of the Eisenhower and Reagan presidencies, the most Democratic were those who turned 18 as Bush2 was mired in the Iraq WarTemplate:StdyTemplate:Base
    1. (5/24/2017) But, but, but... where did everyone go? Pew research still shows young people are leaving the Republican PartyTemplate:Stdy

National Immigration Law CenterEdit

organization that aids low-income immigrants; will be receiving a share of Tony Schwartz's profits from "Art Of The Deal"

  1. {{drumpfft|5/19/2017|9595620|Trump on the verge of his biggest victory|the linked article covers an interview between CNN's Anderson Cooper and Tony Schwartz, co-author of "Art Of The Deal" (with Donald Trump), and an oped he wrote in the Washington Post; Schwartz: "... in quitting, Trump will try to “figure out a way, as he has done all his career, to turn a loss into a victory so he will declare victory when he leaves" (from a video posted on Mediaite)

The Liberal RedneckEdit

Trae Crowder

  1. (5/19/2017) Why are Trump supporters okay with him committing treason? 'Cuz stigginit to libtards over country, that's why the "Liberal Redneck" (Trae Crowder): "Sometimes it seems like [Trump supporters] hate us more than they love their country"Template:RubesTemplate:StiggTemplate:Backeff

NWIRPEdit

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

  1. (5/20/2017) Jeff Sessions' DOJ continues to focus on high-profile criminals -- such as the immigration lawyers who recently set up shop in airports to fight unlawful deportation orders the DoJ requested and a judge granted a restraining order against the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) because of a paperwork filing technicality, which the Executive Office for Immigration Review had been working around for 9 years without any problems; after 30 days, NWIRP was able to get the restraining order lifted and back to workTemplate:TyrantTemplate:LoyopTemplate:CalityTemplate:Pprfuck

Change.orgEdit

online petition site

  1. {{drumpfft|5/20/2017|9596206|I d-did try and *pop-crackle* farkkk her. She was *sparks* mah-mah-married. Gr-Grab 'em bybyby the pussy. You *sparks* can do anything. *catches fire*|Walt Disney World's Hall of Presidents is adding a President Trump robot, but a petition has asked that it not speak, "Let The Hall of Presidents be remembered with honor and pride, not embarrassment and hatred!"; according to a source with Walt Disney Imagineering, Trump will be in the attraction, but he will probably not have a speaking role

Twitter account Charles ClymerEdit

  1. (5/20/2017) Sheriff David Clarke, up for deputy Homeland Security job, has uniform festooned with BS medals and decorations. "You see all that sh*t pinned all over his dress uniform jacket? That's not supposed to be there" Twitter account Charles Clymer ranted about the medals on Clarke's uniform (without giving any details), ending with: "14/ Anyway, David Clarke is fucking awful, but his toy uniform, especially, sets my teeth on edge. Rant over. /thread"Template:WishTemplate:PoseurTemplate:Stolev

C. Christine FairEdit

associate professor at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, confronted Nazi at the gym

  1. (5/21/2017) Looks like neo nazi Richard Spencer doesn't have to be at the gym in 26 minutes anymore gym patron C. Christine Fair confronted another gym member to ask if he was the neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, the man denied it, then she "exploited the full range of my first amendment entitlements by telling him that this country does not belong to white men"; the gym then terminated the Nazi's membershipTemplate:ConsqTemplate:1st

ACRLEdit

Arab American Civil Rights League; a non-profit organization committed to protecting the civil rights of Arab-Americans

  1. (5/21/2017) Trump misses court ordered deadline for turning over Giuliani memo. So...now what? the Giuliani memo is a document drafted at Trump's request during his campaign for President and under former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani's guidance that "allegedly served as an outline to make the travel ban look like it wasn't aimed at Muslims"; US District Judge Victoria Roberts in Detroit (Arab American Civil Rights League v. Trump, 2:17-cv-10310 (E.D. Mich.)) gave the Trump administration until Friday, May 19, 2017 to produce the memo; by Saturday, May 20, 2017 the ACLU said the President did not meet the deadline; Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Michigan, Miriam Aukerman, asks: "If, as the administration claims, the Executive Order is not a Muslim Ban, then why is the administration refusing to turn over the Giuliani memo? What is in that document that the government doesn't want the court to see?"Template:Yntbom
    1. (5/23/2017) Rudy 9/11 then: I was asked to come up with language for the travel ban. Now: I had nothing to do with it. Who to believe Rudy then or now? in a signed affidavit for a case in which he is representing Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab, Giuliani swore: "Neither I nor my firm has represented the Trump administration. In particular I have not served on any Trump administration commission 'relating to the so-called Muslim ban executive orders'. For clarity, I have not participated in writing any of the executive orders on that subject issued by the Trump administration"Template:Hsss

Refuse FascismEdit

a group of people who believe the Trump/Pence administration is "fascist, that it poses a catastrophic danger to all of humanity, and that it is our responsibility to mobilize millions to drive it from power"

  • the names of the people who signed their petition appeared on another list that was used against them
  1. (5/22/2017) Nothing to see here, just Trump supporters compiling a giant list of people, address, phone numbers, et al against their dear leader the Trump followers were able to create a database based on Refusefascism.org's petition, including information such as: names, addresses, phone numbers, links to their social media accounts, ages, and approximate locations the followers even attempted to identify the religious affiliation and sexual orientations of people on the listTemplate:MurcnTemplate:Hack💥Template:Fasc

Franklin Delano RooseveltEdit

America's only physically disabled president

  1. (5/22/2017) Two days overseas and Trump is already exhausted. Some president he is Politicususa's Jason Easley reported that CNN's Jim Acosta tweeted that a White House official told reporters at a briefing that the President is "exhausted"; the article also reminded everyone that Trump claimed that Hillary Clinton lacked the stamina to be president (including a link showing all her travel miles 956,733); and it mentioned FDR's 3 trips to Egypt betwen 1943 and 1945Template:Visit

Global TimesEdit

daily Chinese newspaper focusing on international issues from a communist Chinese perspective; under the auspices of the People's Daily newspaper

  1. (5/22/2017) China's state-run media declares reports that the government killed CIA sources 'a sweeping victory' New York Times May 20, 2017 report stated that between 18 and 20 sources for the CIA were jailed or killed from 2010 to 2012; Daily Mail interpreted China's Global Times editorial reply: "If this article is telling the truth, we would like to applaud China's anti-espionage activities. Not only was the CIA's spy network dismantled, but Washington had no idea what happened and which part of the spy network had gone wrong. It can be taken as a sweeping victory."Template:Espio

Hassan RouhaniEdit

Iranian President

  1. (5/22/2017) Iranian president says he's waiting for the Trump administration "...to become stable intellectually". Sit down, Hassan, it's going to be a while Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also took a jab at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: elections "are not in their (Saudis') dictionary ... They should have polling stations in place for the people and let the rulers not be on a hereditary basis. They should be picked by the people."Template:LitTemplate:Irn

John BrennanEdit

former Director of the CIA

  1. (5/23/2017) Will Flynn be brought up? Will Republicans demand to know why the president keeps leaking...uh, I mean those damn leakers. What were we talking about? THIS is your former CIA Director Brennan testimony on Russiagate (10am start) test{{}}Template:Cspan
    1. (5/23/2017) Brennan: Russia may have successfully recruited Trump campaign aides by the time John Brennan stepped down as CIA director on Jan. 20, 2017: "I had unresolved questions in my mind about whether or not the Russians had been successful in getting U.S. persons ... to work on their behalf"; CIA gathers intelligence but does not investigate crimes; evidence collected by the CIA was passed on to the FBITemplate:Noose
    2. (5/24/2017) Anonymous White House spokesman used to contradict Brennan's damning testimony AWHS quote: "despite a year of investigation, there is still no evidence of any Russia Trump campaign collusion, that the President never jeopardized intelligence sources or sharing, and that even Obama's CIA Director believes the leaks of classified information are 'appalling' and the culprits must be 'tracked down'"; FTFA: "Earlier this month, Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders "lectured" staffers about leaking information to the media. That lecture was immediately leaked."
    3. (5/24/2017) 'Trey Gowdy needs to have his ass kicked': Ex-CIA agent blasts lawmaker for grandstanding at Brennan hearing CNN counterintelligence analyst Phil Mudd responds to a clip of Rep. Gowdy during the House Intelligence Committee hearing with BrennanTemplate:Facefist
    4. (5/25/2017) NYT: Top Russians discussed using Trump's aides to exert influence over him last summer. Top. Russians people expect spies to collect information, even through hacking, but concerns began to grow that Russians may weaponize the stolen emails by releasing them in the hopes that would shape American opinion, people also understand that American intelligence operatives routinely tap calls with Russian diplomats--it's what spies do; after the Obama administration expelled 35 people suspected of being Russian operatives, transcripts of tapped calls showed that Flynn urged the Russians not to respond, saying relations would improve once Trump was in officeTemplate:DripTemplate:UssryTemplate:Ussrpup

Mitchell BarakEdit

Israeli pollster and former political adviser

  1. (5/23/2017) Trump meets Abbas, confuses everyone by saying his favorite song by him was Fernando Of his hosts, Abbas and Netenyahu, "[s]ome analysts suspected that they simply told Mr. Trump what he wanted to hear about working for peace, smiled as they showed him to the door and sent him on his way while they returned to the status quo at home"; Israeli pollster and former political adviser, Mitchell Barak's observations of the American President, "This is probably the way he did business ... he goes into a meeting, he puts on a show. He’s the Liberace of world leaders"Template:VisitTemplate:Westb

Free Speech for People and Campaign for AccountabilityEdit

Free Speech for People is a national non-partisan organization founded in 2010 to advocate for a new constitutional amendment to limit campaign spending and to repeal the doctrine of corporate personhood; Campaign for Accountability is a non-profit government accountability and ethics watchdog organization

  1. (5/23/2017) FEC calling for an investigation into your father's Facebook page because Russia may have bought the ads targeting him Free Speech for People and Campaign for Accountability filed a joint complaint with the FEC alleging Russia violated the foreign money ban when state-run media outlets and social-media operations disseminated stories intended to boost Trump and damage Clinton; FEC Commissioner, Ellen Weintraub, wants to investigate Russian involvement in spreading ads on Facebook during the 2016 POTUS campaign based on a Time magazine article that details how intelligence officials have evidence that Russian agents bought Facebook ad to disseminate election-themed stories and those efforts were boosted by two US companies with deep ties to Trump, Breitbart News and Cambridge AnalyticaTemplate:VoterTemplate:Burea

LiberalsEdit

  1. (5/24/2017) Sean Hannity blames liberals for forcing him to back off an unhinged, untrue conspiracy theory over the death of Seth Rich Sean Hannity announced on his show that he would back off talking about the Seth Rich conspiracy theory; conservative author Will Sommer tweeted Sean Hannity's reason: "Out of respect for the family's wishes, for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time."Template:Cc6.0Template:Kylem

The American Way of LifeEdit

  1. (5/24/2017) In case you wanted to, I dunno, write your Congresscritters or something. Here are 66 programs that Trump's budget plan would eliminate. Who needs OSHA training anyway? The Hill's Niv Elis read the Trump budget proposal, found and posted all the programs targetedTemplate:EngagTemplate:Cwar

Southern Poverty Law CenterEdit

nonprofit legal advocacy organization specializing in civil rights and public interest litigation

  1. (5/24/2017) Lawsuit filed against state of Mississippi for acting like the state of Mississippi Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to force the state's leaders to comply with the 1870 law, which says Mississippi has a legally binding obligation to operate a "uniform system of free public schools" for all children, an obligation placed on the state as a condition of rejoining the Union after the Civil War; 13 of the state's 19 school districts that receive an "F" rating are more than 95 percent African-American. all of the top five highest-performing school districts are predominantly whiteTemplate:Confed

Doug BusselmanEdit

executive vice president of the Nevada Farm Bureau

  1. (5/25/2017) Buried in Trump's budget is a provision authorizing the unlimited capture, sale, and slaughter of wild horses budget proposal would allow sales of wild horses "without limitation"; National Cattlemen's Beef Association want more public lands for cattle, saying there isn't room for both and the wild animals are somehow starving; Nevada Farm Bureau Exec VP Doug Busselman blames: "emotional and anti-management interests who have built their business models on preventing rational and responsible actions while enhancing their fundraising through misinformation"; ASPCA says: "Wild horses can and should be humanely managed on-range using simple fertility control"; Suzanne Roy, executive director, American Wild Horse Campaign believes: "America can't be great if these national symbols of freedom are destroyed"🐺Template:Stigg🍆

ASPCAEdit

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

  1. (5/25/2017) Buried in Trump's budget is a provision authorizing the unlimited capture, sale, and slaughter of wild horses budget proposal would allow sales of wild horses "without limitation"; National Cattlemen's Beef Association want more public lands for cattle, saying there isn't room for both and the wild animals are somehow starving; Nevada Farm Bureau Exec VP Doug Busselman blames: "emotional and anti-management interests who have built their business models on preventing rational and responsible actions while enhancing their fundraising through misinformation"; ASPCA says: "Wild horses can and should be humanely managed on-range using simple fertility control"; Suzanne Roy, executive director, American Wild Horse Campaign believes: "America can't be great if these national symbols of freedom are destroyed"🐺Template:Stigg🍆

American Wild Horse CampaignEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) Buried in Trump's budget is a provision authorizing the unlimited capture, sale, and slaughter of wild horses budget proposal would allow sales of wild horses "without limitation"; National Cattlemen's Beef Association want more public lands for cattle, saying there isn't room for both and the wild animals are somehow starving; Nevada Farm Bureau Exec VP Doug Busselman blames: "emotional and anti-management interests who have built their business models on preventing rational and responsible actions while enhancing their fundraising through misinformation"; ASPCA says: "Wild horses can and should be humanely managed on-range using simple fertility control"; Suzanne Roy, executive director, American Wild Horse Campaign believes: "America can't be great if these national symbols of freedom are destroyed"🐺Template:Stigg🍆

French President Emmanuel MacronEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) Trump may have met his handshake match. Just squeeze and clench while in Brussels ahead of a NATO summit, pool reporter Phillip Rucker (of The Washington Post, who was in the room and witnessed the handshake) tweeted: "They shook hands for an extended period of time. Each president gripped the other's hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening."Template:1upTemplate:TripTemplate:FraTemplate:Visit
    1. (5/26/2017) "If you get a body part close to Trump, he thinks it's a gift" Seth Meyers takes A Closer Look at handshakes and bodyslams💥Template:Viop

The Ravages of AgingEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) Trump may have met his handshake match. Just squeeze and clench while in Brussels ahead of a NATO summit, pool reporter Phillip Rucker (of The Washington Post, who was in the room and witnessed the handshake) tweeted: "They shook hands for an extended period of time. Each president gripped the other's hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening."Template:1upTemplate:TripTemplate:FraTemplate:Visit
    1. (5/26/2017) "If you get a body part close to Trump, he thinks it's a gift" Seth Meyers takes A Closer Look at handshakes and bodyslams💥Template:Viop
  2. (5/25/2017) Trump asked Angela Merkel 11 times about a trade deal between the US and Germany. "On the 11th refusal, Trump finally got the message" a senior German official described the exchange that occured during Merkel's visit to Washington in March, 2017: "Ten times Trump asked [German chancellor Angela Merkel] if he could negotiate a trade deal with Germany. Every time she replied, 'You can't do a trade deal with Germany, only the EU' ... [o]n the eleventh refusal, Trump finally got the message, 'Oh, we'll do a deal with Europe then.'"Template:Trd

The European UnionEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) Trump asked Angela Merkel 11 times about a trade deal between the US and Germany. "On the 11th refusal, Trump finally got the message" a senior German official described the exchange that occured during Merkel's visit to Washington in March, 2017: "Ten times Trump asked [German chancellor Angela Merkel] if he could negotiate a trade deal with Germany. Every time she replied, 'You can't do a trade deal with Germany, only the EU' ... [o]n the eleventh refusal, Trump finally got the message, 'Oh, we'll do a deal with Europe then.'"Template:Trd

Duško MarkovićEdit

Prime minister of Montenegro

  1. (5/25/2017) Outta the way, outta the way. Hey Eurotrash, step aside, America comin' through NBC's Bradd Jaffy identified the man pushed aside by the President of the United States at the NATO Summit as Duško Marković, the prime minister of MontenegroTemplate:FordigTemplate:Murcn
    1. (5/26/2017) "If you get a body part close to Trump, he thinks it's a gift" Seth Meyers takes A Closer Look at handshakes and bodyslams💥Template:Viop

German Carmakers and Germans in GeneralEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) Kennedy (1963): "Ich bin ein Berliner." Trump (2017): "The Germans are evil, very evil" according to Der Spiegel, Trump believes he can make Germany and her carmakers pay for the slight he imagines is happening with regards to NATO "back dues"; the President told attendees of the NATO Summit: "Look at the millions of cars they sell in the US, and we'll stop that" and "The Germans are bad, very bad"Template:DjtdipTemplate:AlienTemplate:Trd
    1. (5/26/2017) National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn becomes today's lucky Administration member who gets to play "Well, see, what Trump MEANT by that was" when the President said, "the Germans are bad, very bad," Cohn explained, covering for him: "He said they're very bad on trade"🍼Template:Apol💣Template:Trd

Sally YatesEdit

former acting Attorney General

  1. (5/25/2017) Sally Yates gives speech at Harvard, explaining why it was important she stood up to Trump "I believed then, and believe now, that resigning would have protected my personal integrity, but it would not have protected the integrity of the Department of Justice"; Yates delivered the commencement speech to her alma mater, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 24, 2017Template:Rlgpns

InstagramEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) Jared and Ivanka Trump took an Instagram snap of themselves and wind up with a fresh new ethics violation as they failed to disclose all of the artwork they owned, which showed up in the background forged from the art nerds at ArtNet.com: Ivanka Trump regularly showcases her collection on Instagram, blocking the artwork in posts tied to her business; Kushner failed to report the couple’s art collection in required financial disclosures (Trump is considered covered by her husband’s disclosures); the collection includes: Alex Israel, Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, Alex Da Corte, and David Ostrowski; other Trump administration officials who did disclose their artwork were: Ross (whose collection is worth at least $50 million) and Mnuchin (ownd several works including a stake in a $14.7 million Willem de Kooning painting)Template:EthicTemplate:Veruka

Nicéphore NiépceEdit

French inventor

  1. (5/26/2017) Jared and Ivanka Trump took an Instagram snap of themselves and wind up with a fresh new ethics violation as they failed to disclose all of the artwork they owned, which showed up in the background forged from the art nerds at ArtNet.com: Ivanka Trump regularly showcases her collection on Instagram, blocking the artwork in posts tied to her business; Kushner failed to report the couple’s art collection in required financial disclosures (Trump is considered covered by her husband’s disclosures); the collection includes: Alex Israel, Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, Alex Da Corte, and David Ostrowski; other Trump administration officials who did disclose their artwork were: Ross (whose collection is worth at least $50 million) and Mnuchin (ownd several works including a stake in a $14.7 million Willem de Kooning painting)Template:EthicTemplate:Veruka

Hell No CandidatesEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) Democrats plan to make 2020 the year of "HELL NO, TRUMP" apparently the Trump trainwreck isn't keeping Politico busy enough to stay away from guessing which Democrat(s) will be running in 2020; their guesses: based on Senator's votes against Trump nominees: Gillibrand of New York, Harris of California, Warren of Massachusetts, Booker of New Jersey, Merkley of Oregon and Vermont independent SandersTemplate:TfeTemplate:2020c

Democrats ResistanceEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) The real threat to American democracy is liberals' complete unwillingness to accept the November elections results, as their constant resistance continues to chip away at our political norms The Hill paid someone to type some words between the advertisements about how Democrats are undermining democracy by participating in that democracy; and then she gives them some adviceTemplate:Ignussr

Harleen KahlonEdit

former Head of Digital at Kushner's publication Observer (Kushner stepped down as publisher in January, 2017)

  • quit after she did not receive agreed-upon bonus while working at the Observer when Kushner owned it
    • Kushner told her he couldn't pay due to financial constraints
    • advised her to forsake the money owed and "take one for the team"
  1. (5/26/2017) "A guy who isn't particularly bright or hard-working, doesn't actually know anything, has bought his way into everything ever (w money from his criminal father), who is insecure, obsessed with fame and who is basically a shiathead," Bonus: Not Trump Jared Kushner reneged on a bonus for former employee, Harleen Kahlon, asking her to forsake the money owed and "take one for the team"Template:Trump

Irish Golf Course RegulatorsEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) Trump meets one on one with EU leaders. Does he a) talk about finding common ground on issues like trade, terrorism, or other American national security interests? or b) complain that it's just too damn hard to open a golf course in the EU the Belgian paper, Le Soir reported on Trump's visit, one source explained: "Every time we talk about a country, he remembered the things he had done. Scotland? He said he had opened a club. Ireland? He said it took him two and a half years to get a licence ... [o]ne feels that he wants a system where everything can be realised very quickly and without formalities"Template:MurcnTemplate:Fordig

People on Planes Asking QuestionsEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) PSA: Asking Sheriff David Clarke if he is Sheriff David Clarke will get you harassed from his officers, and could land you in jail, or knocked out. Oh yeah, you can also sue, provided he doesn't carry out his threat to disappear you forever a man, Dan Black, dared be on the same plane as Sir Dr. Sheriff David Clarke, PhD, Esq. AND ask him a question; Clarke texted his employees to have them practice extra-legal detention procedures on Black; Milwaukee County Sheriff Department wants to remind all air passengers: "Next time he or anyone else pulls this stunt on a plane they may get knocked out"🚓Template:Tyrant👑💥

RAICESEdit

Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services; nonprofit that provides legal services to detained families; providingvassistance to Samira Hakimi

  1. (5/26/2017) News: Mother locked in immigration family detention facility tries to commit suicide in desperate effort to free her two kids. Fark: A federal ruling says they should've been freed months ago Samira Hakimi, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan was held at Karnes County Residential Center outside San Antonio, Texas; most families are released from detention within three weeks in order to comply with the Flores Agreement, which requires children to be held in the least restrictive setting possible (children cannot be held without their parents or guardians in family detention); in addition, Hakimi passed her "credible fear" interview, which meant she would be released to pursue her case in immigration court; still ICE declined to release her and her childrenTemplate:Ref

Samira HakimiEdit

Afghan asylum seeker who attempted suicide while being detained with her two children in the Karnes County Residential Center outside San Antonio, Texas

  1. (5/26/2017) News: Mother locked in immigration family detention facility tries to commit suicide in desperate effort to free her two kids. Fark: A federal ruling says they should've been freed months ago Samira Hakimi, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan was held at Karnes County Residential Center outside San Antonio, Texas; most families are released from detention within three weeks in order to comply with the Flores Agreement, which requires children to be held in the least restrictive setting possible (children cannot be held without their parents or guardians in family detention); in addition, Hakimi passed her "credible fear" interview, which meant she would be released to pursue her case in immigration court; still ICE declined to release her and her childrenTemplate:Ref

NATOEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) Senior WH Official says Trump open to taking a second look at Russia sanctions...wink wink in a slight to NATO allies, director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn got really close to saying sanctions against Russia would be lifted until a reporter asked him to clarify then he backtracked: "I did not say that; I said he’s looking."; in another slight to NATO allies, the President of the United States waffled on a pledge to NATO leaders that he would support an unconditional embrace of the organization’s solemn treaty commitment that an attack on a single alliance nation is an attack on all of themTemplate:QpqTemplate:UssrcTemplate:VisitTemplate:AllybusTemplate:Intorg

Twitter SittersEdit

team of lawyers hired to monitor the President's Twitter account

  1. (5/26/2017) We have Melissa McCarthy to thank for Sean Spicer's downfall - raising his profile was the kiss of death Raw Story reports on the Wall Street Journal report on a shakeup for top advisors in the Trump administration including the Twitter Sitters, a team of lawyers the White House has hired to monitor the President's Twitter accountTemplate:Sat🍼


The Media Here Is The Opposition PartyEdit

Hollywood and The PressEdit

Various news outletsEdit

The Media in their BubblesEdit

Fake News mediaEdit

  1. (5/4/2017) Donald Trump accuses media of saying anything just for attention. That's the joke Template:Aw

The MediaEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) WH forms Russia investigation A-Team. Bannon is the leader, Jared is the face guy, Trump is the wildcard and by default Ben Carson will be token black FOX News heard from Axios that Bannon was put in charge of an anti-Trump+Russia war room to "[r]espond, rebut and refute bad press and legal issues emanating from the special counsel probe led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller into Russian influence on the 2016 election"; some consider this as a way for Bannon to redeem himself; Roger Stone sees something else: "Steve doesn't do anything. I question his competence. I don't question his intelligence ... Stephen K. Bannon talks a good game but never does anything ... the man has no political accomplishments, or as Donald Trump said to me, 'what did he do in the campaign?'"Template:Whmm

US BroadcastersEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) Donald Trump announces that he will have the Justice Department begin an immediate investigation into who is leaking all sorts of sensitive intelligence being provided to the US by its allies. Justice Department: "Found him"after the Manchester Arena bombing, crime-scene photos and the suspect's name were leaked to and disseminated by US media outlets; UK PM May said she would "make clear" to Trump during the NATO summit that "intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure"; then, the President announced that the Justice Department and other agencies would launch a full investigation man2205{{}}Template:ShowTemplate:Pose

Reporters Who Publish Classified InformationEdit

  1. (5/17/2017) Trump asked Comey to imprison reporters rather than investigate Flynn. Imagine how proud all the Trump voters must be over their decision last November NYT headline: "Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation"Template:FascTemplate:Comemo
    1. (5/16/2017) Senior Trump official on Comey memo: "I don't see how Trump isn't completely farked" Template:Comemo

7 US and 3 European Print and TV News OutletsEdit

'"specifically: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CBS, CNN, Fox News, and NBC, the UK’s Financial Times and BBC, and Germany’s ARD

  1. (5/20/2017) Harvard study: As much as 98% of media is not just biased, but openly hostile against Trump Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy conducted a study analyzing coverage from Trump's first 100 days in office across seven US outlets and three European print and TV news outlets; among the findings: Trump was the topic of 41% of all news stories--three times the amount of coverage received by previous presidents; He was also the featured speaker in nearly two-thirds of his coverage; Republican voices accounted for 80% of what newsmakers said about the Trump presidency, 6% for Democrats and 3% for those involved in anti-Trump protestsTemplate:Stdy📰Template:Ivory


Associations or GroupsEdit

Standing Committee of CorrespondentsEdit

supervises the US Senate Daily Press Gallery?s operations, upholds rules and approves applications for credentials to cover both houses of Congress

  • the 5 Standing Committee members are elected to 2-year terms by credentialed reporters
  • applicants for credentials must reveal financial and ownership information to ensure that the news outlet isn?t tied to any special interest group that might be lobbying within the halls of Congress

White House Correspondents' AssociationEdit

  1. (5/1/2017) CNN admits Trump is right about media bias 🐑Template:Ghac📰Template:Astro

White House Press CorpsEdit

  1. (5/11/2017) Trump: 'don't you DARE compare me to Nixon, I am nothing like Nixon - now excuse me while I go consult with Henry Kissinger about firing my FBI director for daring to investigate my illegal actions' initially banned from Trump's scheduled meeting with Lavrov, White House press corps find former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger sitting with the president instead of Lavrov; on "Face the Nation" in December, 2016, Kissinger: "I don't doubt that the Russians are hacking us. And I hope we're doing some hacking there."Template:AudTemplate:TripTemplate:Nixon

ABC NewsEdit

Josh ScheinblumEdit

Chief Investigative Reporter, KCRG-TV9, ABC affiliate, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  1. (5/9/2017) Idiot Republican can't answer a question and continues to be elected by idiot Iowans Asked why he will have IDs checked at this townhall, Blum said, "We don't want people from outside the first district." Blum was then asked if doesn't he represent all Iowans; that doesn't all the decisions he makes impact all Iowans; shouldn't all Iowans have the option to have their voices heard? After laughing, Blum replied, "I don't represent all Iowans. I represent my- the first district of Iowa." Blum then compared listening to someone from outside his district to voting outside his district (eg: Iowa City). Blum promptly left after the followup question, "Would you still take donations from a Republican in Iowa City?"

AL.comEdit

Kyle WhitmireEdit

political columnist, AL.com, Alabama Local News

  1. (5/13/2017) The truth about Strange is fiction AL.com headline: "Let's count the lies in Luther Strange's first campaign ad"Template:Dbunk

The AtlanticEdit

Rosie GrayEdit

reporter, global affairs and US politics

  1. (5/18/2017) "The Ghost of Mike Flynn" Oh shiat, did Putin get to him already? The Atlantic's subheadline: "The retired general’s short tenure as national-security adviser continues to haunt the White House."Template:Rev

Bloomberg NewsEdit

Billy HouseEdit

Congressional Correspondent, Bloomberg News; Chairman, Standing Committee of (Congressional) Correspondents

  1. (5/18/2017) Trumpscare hasn't been passed to the Senate yet because Paul Ryan is an idiot Rep. Greg Walden (R OR 2nd), House Energy and Commerce Committee chair: "We've got to wait for the CBO score ...[to prove that you meet the reconciliation test"]; before the President can sign DonTCare it must pass the Senate, to pass the Senate with a simple majority, it must conform with rules for reconciliation, which it cannot do without a CBO score, which the House didn't get before voting, which means the House may have to vote on a new, revised bill that takes into consideration the CBO score before the bill can go to the Senate, then the President

BuzzfeedEdit

Tarini PartiEdit

Capitol Hill reporter, BuzzFeed

  1. (4/28/2017) Forget it, Jake. It's Mar-a-Lago Template:GolfTemplate:Best
  2. (5/25/2017) Mar-A-Lago receptionist with no government experience, who is married to a Ponzi schemer and twice convicted felon, is in charge of logistics for Trumps international trip Heather Rinkus is officially listed as an advance associate for the US for the G-7 Summit in Taormina, Italy; she has an official White House email and government-issued phone; previously worked for the Amway Hotel CorporationTemplate:CronyTemplate:Unq

CBS NewsEdit

John DickersonEdit

chief Washington correspondent, CBS News; anchor, "Face The Nation"

  1. (5/1/2017) So, Mr Trump, do you still stand by your claims of spying? "I don't stand by anything. I just -- you can take it the way you want...you don't have to ask me. I have my own opinions. You can have your own opinions. This interview is over." *smokebomb* 
    1. (5/2/2017) Colbert might just be the subject of Trump's next tweetstorm if he sees this video "Sir, the only the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin?s cock holster."Template:Drstc
      1. (5/3/2017) Republicans are very, very concerned about Stephen Colbert's possible use of a homophobic slur Template:DrstcTemplate:SatTemplate:Snow
  2. (5/15/2017) "I'm not sure how this president makes decisions," says Republican Senator Ben Sasse more from Face The Nation: "I?m not sure how this president makes a lot of decisions ... So I honestly don?t know. But I do know we are in the midst of a civilization-warping crisis of public trust"Template:Notrust

60 Minutes, Scott PelleyEdit

  1. (5/15/2017) "The FBI must be independent from political forces in the Executive Branch," James Comey said in 2014, three years before the Executive Branch would fire him out of fear from an interview with Scott Pelley for 60 MinutesTemplate:ComeyTemplate:SaidTemplate:Indinst

CNNEdit

  1. (5/2/2017) Trump's re-election committee blasts CNN for refusing to air their Trump campaign ad which labels CNN as "Fake News". In other news, barely 100 days into his first term, Trump is actively running for re-election and airing campaign ads ad included graphic that called CNN "fake news"; CNN spokeswoman replied, "The mainstream media is not fake news, and therefore the ad is false and per policy will be accepted only if that graphic is deleted"; Trump's re-election campaign executive director responds, "It is absolutely shameful to see the media blocking the positive message that President Trump is trying to share with the country"Template:2020cTemplate:Orwell

Gloria Borger, Pamela Brown, Jim Sciutto, Marshall Cohen and Eric LichtblauEdit

Borger is chief political analyst, CNN; Brown is Justice Correspondent, CNN; Sciutto is Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN; Cohen is researcher and producer, CNN's Political Unit; Lichtblau is an investigative and politics reporter, CNN

  1. (5/20/2017) US Intelligence intercepted Russian communications where Russian officials bragged that they had a close relationship with Gen. Michael Flynn and could use him to control Trump and his administration conversations picked up by US intelligence officials indicated the Russians regarded Flynn as an ally; they cautioned, however, that the Russians might have exaggerated their sway with Trump's team during those conversations{{Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; White House released a statement: "We are confident that when these inquiries are complete there will be no evidence to support any collusion between the campaign and Russia ... [t]his matter is not going to distract the President or this administration from its work to bring back jobs and keep America safe"}}Template:Ussry
    1. (5/25/2017) NYT: Top Russians discussed using Trump's aides to exert influence over him last summer. Top. Russians people expect spies to collect information, even through hacking, but concerns began to grow that Russians may weaponize the stolen emails by releasing them in the hopes that would shape American opinion, people also understand that American intelligence operatives routinely tap calls with Russian diplomats--it's what spies do; after the Obama administration expelled 35 people suspected of being Russian operatives, transcripts of tapped calls showed that Flynn urged the Russians not to respond, saying relations would improve once Trump was in officeTemplate:DripTemplate:UssryTemplate:Ussrpup

Pamela BrownEdit

Justice Correspondent, CNN

  1. (5/17/2017) GOP: "Hey, Comey, why don't you have memos about Obama?" Comey: "Obama was truthful" Pamela Brown told Anderson Cooper that her sources told her, "Comey had no need to write memos about Obama because the former president was honest and professional."Template:Comemo

Erin BurnettEdit

host, "Outfront"

  1. (5/19/2017) Next week, Comey will break his silence, Trump told CNN's Erin Burnett asked Rep. Will Hurd (R TX 23rd) if Comey will testify before his committee: "I'm pretty confident he is. And that hearing may be as soon as the 24th of May."Template:WilltestTemplate:Comey

Chris CillizzaEdit

politics reporter, editor-at-Large, CNN

  1. (5/4/2017) Don Lemon giggles as panel on wall discussion goes off the rails, says it's "funnier than SNL" Template:Seman
  2. (5/18/2017) Sooooo, where the hell is Mike Pence? CNN headline: "Mike Pence's disappearing act"Template:Prob
  3. (5/19/2017) "Anything that shows Trump was not being entirely truthful with his "no, no, next question" response calls into question his credibility on a whole range of issues." The real story here is apparently CNN still thinks Trump has credibility CNN's Chris Cillizza speculates on the President's answer to a question about his firing James Comey, the director of the FBI, and the bureau's investigation of Michael FlynnTemplate:Comemo

Stephen CollinsonEdit

White House reporter

  1. (5/11/2017) Looking back on the craziest twenty-four hours in Washington history rev{{}}
  2. (5/12/2017) Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to derp CNN headline: "Trump's anger could lead down a dangerous road"Template:Rev
  3. (5/16/2017) CNN thinks that maybe possibly this Trump fellow might not have the mental fortitude to govern the most complex nation on Earth former CIA Director Michael Hayden: "This isn't really about the power of the President ... [t]his is more about the person of the President and the performance."Template:Petu💣

Anderson CooperEdit

host, Anderson Cooper 360

  1. (5/5/2017) "Are you sure they have your number?" Anderson Cooper trolls Sean Spicer for his latest border wall lie Template:Miscom
  2. (5/10/2017) Emerging from her crypt, Lich queen Kellyanne Conway defends the termination of Comey and says everyone is tired of hearing about Russia and Trump anyway Conway appeared twice on CNN; on Tuesday evening with Anderson Cooper, then Wednesday morning with Chris Cuomo; CNN @CNN tweeted: "Conway: "You want to question the timing of when [Trump] fires, when he hires... He?ll do it when he wants to."" (5:02 AM - 10 May 2017)Template:Acf
    1. (5/10/2017) Trump has been screaming at TVs, asking aides why the investigation isn't going away, demanding they go defend him 💣👑🏆
  3. (5/11/2017) Anderson Cooper does on live television what the rest of us have been doing at home for months: He rolls his eyes as Kellyanne Conway attempts to defend Trump Template:ApolTemplate:Snow
  4. (5/18/2017) An angered Amanda Carpenter, who worked on Eddie Munster's campaign, says the GOP needs to "Cut the crap" and blasts all the Republicans who enabled Trump former Cruz staffer, Amanda Carpenter, asked fellow Anderson Cooper 360 panelists, Kayleigh McEnany and Jack Kingston: "I want to know who’s going to hold the Republicans accountable who enabled this man to go this far. We knew from day one what kind of person Donald Trump was. We knew he had no respect for anyone, let alone the rule of law."
  5. (5/19/2017) Trump on the verge of his biggest victory the linked article covers an interview between CNN's Anderson Cooper and Tony Schwartz, co-author of "Art Of The Deal" (with Donald Trump), and an oped he wrote in the Washington Post; Schwartz: "... in quitting, Trump will try to “figure out a way, as he has done all his career, to turn a loss into a victory so he will declare victory when he leaves" (from a video posted on Mediaite)
  6. (5/20/2017) "If [Trump took a dump on his desk, you would defend it." --Anderson Cooper to Jeffrey Lord] <i>Cooper later apologized on Twitter: "I regret the crude sentence i spoke earlier tonight and followed it up by apologizing on air. It was unprofessional. I am genuinely sorry."👌
  7. (5/24/2017) Comey confidant to Trump: Be afraid. Be very afraid former FBI director James Comey's friend Benjamin Wittes says it's telling that Comey declined to testify in secret, but chose to do so publicly insteadTemplate:ComeyTemplate:Haunt

Chris Cuomo

television journalist; anchor, CNN

  1. (5/10/2017) Emerging from her crypt, Lich queen Kellyanne Conway defends the termination of Comey and says everyone is tired of hearing about Russia and Trump anyway Conway appeared twice on CNN; on Tuesday evening with Anderson Cooper, then Wednesday morning with Chris Cuomo; CNN @CNN tweeted: "Conway: "You want to question the timing of when [Trump] fires, when he hires... He?ll do it when he wants to."" (5:02 AM - 10 May 2017)Template:Acf
    1. (5/10/2017) Trump has been screaming at TVs, asking aides why the investigation isn't going away, demanding they go defend him 💣👑🏆

Frida Ghitis

world affairs columnist, Miami Herald and World Politics Review; former CNN producer and correspondent

  1. (5/8/2017) Le Pen lost because the French really hate Trump, even more than they dislike Putin. Looks like the Trump effect is really gonna help libs Template:FraTemplate:Splain

William Hartung

director, Arms and Security Project, Center for International Policy

  1. (5/19/2017) CNN helpfully provides a list of things Trump will immediately do when he meets the Saudis CNN headline: "What Trump should not do when he meets Saudis"Template:VisitTemplate:Saud

Gregory Krieg

New York-based reporter, politics, culture, and political movements, CNN

  1. (5/20/2017) There are three ways to be President: The right way, the wrong way, and the Donald Trump way. "Isn't the Donald Trump way just the wrong way?" It is, but faster CNN headline: "How to cripple a presidency in 10 days"; CNN reporter Gregory Krieg gives a concise synopsis of the Trump administration's 10 special days in MayTemplate:RevTemplate:ComeyTemplate:FireTemplate:PsecbTemplate:Comemo

Don Lemon

host, CNN Tonight

  1. (5/4/2017) Don Lemon giggles as panel on wall discussion goes off the rails, says it's "funnier than SNL" Template:Seman
  2. (5/12/2017) Former KGB spy says that the Trump administration is incompetent, also notes that water is wet, and the sun is bright Jack Barsky, the former KGB spy told CNN's Don Lemon, "I'm shaking my head at the incompetence of the Trump staff. The staff are supposed to protect the integrity of the White House ... The wheels are coming off. It's mind boggling."
  3. (5/25/2017) Don Lemon stunned that someone thinks the Montana Slam wasn't Trump's fault arguing with Paris Dennard, Lemon quoted Trump during campaign ([the media are] "the enemy of the American people") and added, "If you think that that doesn't have anything to do with it, then you are sadly, sadly mistaken, my friend"💥Template:Murcn📰

Phil Mudd

counterterrorism analyst

  1. (5/11/2017) Mudd calls President a coward. This is not a repeat from 1865 CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd, "the President acted in a cowardly fashion; he's a coward ... the President can't pick up the phone to say 'thank you for your service, goodbye,' but he can shake the hands of someone who was involved in subverting an election!?"
  2. (5/19/2017) Former CIA counterterrorism expert says whiny 'Sissy-in-chief' represents no one but himself Philip Mudd on President Trump: "We’ve seen it from day one ... He only represents one person and as the man responsible for my security, he ought to be thinking about 320 million, not himself."Template:Weak
  3. (5/24/2017) 'Trey Gowdy needs to have his ass kicked': Ex-CIA agent blasts lawmaker for grandstanding at Brennan hearing CNN counterintelligence analyst Phil Mudd responds to a clip of Rep. Gowdy during the House Intelligence Committee hearing with BrennanTemplate:Facefist

Ana Navarro

Republican strategist and CNN commentator

  1. (5/16/2017) Republican Ana Navarro calls out the GOP: You would have impeached Hillary if she had handed over classified information to the Russians. "Pics of missing spine of most GOP elected leaders should be on side of milk cartons" CNN commentator, Ana Navarro tweets her reaction to fellow Republican's reaction to the President disclosing intel yo Russians, part 1 of 2: "If Hillary Clinton leaked classified info to a Russian spook/diplomat, Republicans would rightly be drafting Articles of Impeachment N-O-W."; part 2 of 2: "Pic of missing spine of most GOP elected leaders should be on side of milk cartons. Last seen Oct 2016. Abducted by a man wearing red tie."Template:Psecb

Brian Stelter

host, Reliable Sources; senior media correspondent, CNN

  1. (5/8/2017) Brian Stelter questions if the Trump-Murdoch relationship looks appropriate, struts around as if he were a stray cat feds are investigating FOX News, Murdoch talks with Trump almost every day🙋Template:Qpq

Jake Tapper

host, "The Lead with Jake Tapper"; chief Washington correspondent

  1. (5/12/2017) Jeff Sessions must resign on "The Lead with Jake Tapper" Senator Kamala Harris (D CA) calls for Sessions' resignationTemplate:Comey
  2. (5/20/2017) The National Security Council will have heartburn these whole 9 days praying Trump doesn't ruin relationships. "You can't say what not to say," the source added of Trump, "because that will then be one of the first things he'll say" a source knowledgeable about McMaster's day-to-day challenges told CNN: "It can be difficult to advise the President effectively given his seemingly short attention span and propensity to be easily distracted ... You can't say what not to say ... because that will then be one of the first things he'll say."Template:Djtdip😛Template:PetuTemplate:Yntbom

Fredricka Whitfield

host, weekend daytime edition of CNN Newsroom

  1. (5/15/2017) Echo chamber of cognitive dissonance Kayleigh McEnany says we have "no proof" of why Trump fired Comey. Despite the fact Trump said he was thinking about Russia when he fired him CNN host Fredricka Whitfield responded: "He did say in that [Lester Holt] interview that it was because of the Russia investigation ... He did say the Russia investigation is what compelled him to move toward the firing of Comey"Template:ComeyTemplate:ApolTemplate:Bustd


The Daily Beast

Tim Mak

Senior Correspondent, The Daily Beast

  1. (5/18/2017) John McCain says Trump's actions have reached "Watergate size and scale." Biggest scandal in his lifetime since the Teapot Dome McCain was attending a dinner to receive the International Republican Institute's Freedom Award; speaking with Bob Schieffer, he said: "I think we’ve seen this movie before. I think it appears at a point where it’s of Watergate size and scale… the shoes continue to drop, and every couple days there’s a new aspect"; McCain also explained what advice he would give Trump, "the same thing that you advised Richard Nixon, which he didn’t do… get it all out… it’s not going to be over until every aspect of it is thoroughly examined and the American people make a judgment. And the longer you delay, the longer it’s going to last"Template:NixonTemplate:Psa</i>Template:NixonTemplate:Psa

Michael TomaskyEdit

special correspondent

  1. (5/26/2017) The "law & order" president is not being brought down by the "liberal media;" it's actually the law doing their jobs that's sending him into a tizzy over Russia FTFA: "The Times and the Post may be running these stories. But ask yourself: Where are they getting them? ... It’s law-enforcement. It’s intelligence. That is, it’s the protectors of our laws who are trying to send this president to an early retirement"Template:Bcrat📋Template:Ic

Michael WaldmanEdit

president of the Brennan Center for Justice; former chief speechwriter, President Clinton

  1. (5/14/2017) Yes Daily Beast headline asks, "Will Firing Comey Cost Trump?"Template:Comey


Daily KosEdit

Mark SumnerEdit

author; contributor, Daily Kos

  1. (5/9/2017) "Jason Smith, in Missouri District 8, you voted to kill my wife. I won't forget that" 

Joan McCarterEdit

staff writer, Daily Kos

  1. (5/18/2017) Trumpscare hasn't been passed to the Senate yet because Paul Ryan is an idiot Rep. Greg Walden (R OR 2nd), House Energy and Commerce Committee chair: "We've got to wait for the CBO score ...[to prove that you meet the reconciliation test"]; before the President can sign DonTCare it must pass the Senate, to pass the Senate with a simple majority, it must conform with rules for reconciliation, which it cannot do without a CBO score, which the House didn't get before voting, which means the House may have to vote on a new, revised bill that takes into consideration the CBO score before the bill can go to the Senate, then the President


Daily MailEdit

Geoff EarleEdit

deputy US political editor, Daily Mail

  1. (5/13/2017) Insider reveals chaos inside White House. Lots of Yakety Sax and staff running around at double speed "The communications team shit the bed on the Comey firing and now the war with the FBI has them all scared and throwing each other under the bus ... Thank God I don?t work there. If I did, I?d be dialing up my attorney"Template:BtsTemplate:Noose


Detroit NewsEdit

Robert SnellEdit

multimedia investigative reporter, The Detroit News

  1. (5/20/2017) Add using a cell phone anywhere in America to the list of things the undocumented shouldn't do an unsealed federal search warrant affidavit is the first public acknowledgment that federal agents are using cell-site simulator devices to find undocumented immigrants👮Template:Hack


Disney/ABCEdit

Jimmy KimmelEdit

comedian; host, Jimmy Kimmel Show

  1. (5/2/2017) And the biggest dick of the day award goes to Template:Hwood
    1. (5/5/2017) Congratulations to Jimmy Kimmel, you've managed to remind at least one senator that a fetus' life continues after birth 
    2. (5/5/2017) Jonah Goldberg at National Review warning about the dangers of empathy Template:WfbuckTemplate:ApolTemplate:Ayn

George StephanopoulosEdit

host, "Good Morning America"

  1. (5/18/2017) A hopeful Jason Chaffetz questions the existence of the Comey Memos in a conversation with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s "Good Morning America", Chaffetz explained his skepticism : "[N]obody’s seen them ... [e]ven the reporter that did the story hasn’t seen them. Nobody I know of, even the reporter, has not [sic] actually seen [the Comey memos]"Template:Comemo

The ViewEdit

  1. (5/2/2017) Baba Yaga goes on The View to try and harvest the souls of Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, instead gets into a barely civilized screech-argument about Trump's taxes 
  2. (5/12/2017) Contradicting Trump, Roger Stone says the two have spoken fairly recently Stone admitted contact with suspected Russian hacker "Guccifer 2.0"; CNN reported Stone recommended firing Comey to President; President tweeted: "The Roger Stone report @CNN is false--Fake News. Have not spoken to Roger in a long time--had nothing to do with my decision."; Friday, May 12, 2017 on ABC's "The View", Stone: "I'm not going to contradict the president and I'm not going to say when I spoke to him ... but I would say this, I have spoken to him very recently"Template:ComeyTemplate:Dig


Five Thirty EightEdit

Nate SilverEdit

  1. (5/5/2017) The AHCA is likely to be a major job killer. For GOP incumbents Template:GoppolTemplate:Data
  2. (5/22/2017) Nate Silver says that Trump has somewhere between an even chance and a 1-in-4 chance of being impeached, which is about the same as what he said about Trump being elected Template:Odds


ForbesEdit

Stan CollenderEdit

author "The Guide to the Federal Budget", former Congressional Budget Committee staffer

  1. (5/8/2017) "What the Trump administration did last week on the federal budget was so astoundingly bizarre that it would have been a great plot for an episode of The Twilight Zone if that show were still on the air" 


FOX NewsEdit

Shepard SmithEdit

poor, poor Shepard Smith

  1. (5/23/2017) "It's too early to make this political," an angry Shepard Smith scolds former CIA Director James Woolsey, who attempted to blame the Manchester attack on Obama what Woolsey said that set Smith off: "We did not have, in the eight years of the Obama administration, a president who wanted to fight and win a war ..."Template:Man2205Template:FartTemplate:Weak

3 FOX News employeesEdit

  • Alicia Acuna, FOX News reporter
  • Faith Mangan, field producer
  • Keith Railey, photographer
  1. (5/24/2017) Greg Gianforte closes out his campaign for Montana's lone congressional seat by body slamming a reporter, then cutting a heel promo in front of everyone Guardian political reporter, Ben Jacobs was allegedly "body-slammed" by Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate for Montana's at-large district after asking about Gianforte's party's healthcare plan; the incident was witnessed and recorded on audio by 3 FOX News employees; Gallatin county sheriff's office charged Gianforte with misdemeanour assault; on 28 April, 2017 Jacobs reported on Gianforte's financial ties to Russian companies sanctioned by the US💥Template:Murcn🏪
    1. (5/25/2017) Greg Gianforte's post-"body slam" statement exposed as a blatant lie. Fark: By Fox News FOX News reporter Alicia Acuna reports what she saw in Gianforte's Bozeman, Montana headquarters💥Template:Murcn
    2. (5/24/2017) Republicans: We thought we had this Montana special election locked with our amount of crazy there, it's a lot "closer than it should be" during his last speech before the election, GOP candidate Greg Giangorte said: "This race is closer than it should be"
    3. (5/25/2017) Montana Republican Congressional candidate who bodyslammed reporter today cited for "misdemeanor assault" by sheriff. A misdemeanor "citation" rather than a felony arrest? Sounds like the white decision was made here Speaker Ryan said: "There is no time that a physical altercation should occur with the press"; the President who previously recorded a robocall in support of Gianforte, calling him a "wonderful guy" had "no comment" regarding the alleged assaultTemplate:Boys💥Template:Murcn
    4. (5/25/2017) On literal eve of election, Montana newspaper that had previously endorsed Republican Congressional candidate and amateur wrestler Greg Gianforte explicitly un-endorses said Greg Gianforte Missoulian unendorses Gianforte after alleged assault: "... there is no doubt that Gianforte committed an act of terrible judgment that, if it doesn?t land him in jail, also shouldn?t land him in the U.S. House of Representatives"💥Template:MurcnTemplate:Undors
    5. (5/25/2017) Don Lemon stunned that someone thinks the Montana Slam wasn't Trump's fault arguing with Paris Dennard, Lemon quoted Trump during campaign ([the media are] "the enemy of the American people") and added, "If you think that that doesn't have anything to do with it, then you are sadly, sadly mistaken, my friend"💥Template:Murcn📰
    6. (5/26/2017) Sandy Rios defends Greg Gianforte's assault of a reporter, saying it was excusable because the reporter was "a girly man" American Family Association's Sandy Rios's family-friendly response to the alleged assault: "I?m sure Ben Jacobs is probably delighted about what he caused to happen"💥Template:MansTemplate:MurcnTemplate:Btv
    7. (5/26/2017) Montana NBC affiliate refused to cover Gianforte body slam because they had no reliable source for story, despite numerous outlets reporting on it. To be fair, it surprised many that Fox News was the original source and that it reported it accurately KECI news director Julie Weindel was unyielding in her refusal to share (with the national network) any footage she may have had access to, or run a report on the incident; KECI was purchased by Sinclair Broadcast Group in April, 2017; Sinclair requires its stations to run stories that lean right and signed a deal with the Trump2016 campaign to broadcast interviews with Trump across all of its networkTemplate:OrwellTemplate:Mono
    8. (5/25/2017) Rep Duncan Hunter (R-CA) says that GOP Congressional candidate Gregg Gianforte's assault on a reporter is absolutely unacceptable for a would-be public official, you know, "Unless the reporter deserved it" FTFA: "Hunter stressed that he didn?t know all the details of what happened: "I did not read the story. I just saw the headline.""💥Template:ApolTemplate:MurcnTemplate:Btv
    9. (5/26/2017) Sentient bowtie controlling Tucker Carlson denounces Montana GOP congressional candidate for bodyslamming reporter, then goes on to explain that it's all liberals' fault for saying so many mean things about Trump FOX News headline: "'The Left Has Gone Insane': Tucker on Progressives' Use of Political Violence"Template:Bowtie💥Template:Librul
    10. (5/26/2017) "If you get a body part close to Trump, he thinks it's a gift" Seth Meyers takes A Closer Look at handshakes and bodyslams💥Template:Viop
  2. (5/25/2017) Will Quist pull off the upset? Will Gianforte bodyslam his competition? When did our elections turn into WWE events? ...-Oh, right, Trump. THIS is your Montana Congressional Special Election discussion thread (Results roll in 10pm ET) 
    1. (5/26/2017) The most Republican thing ever just happened in Montana Huffington Post headline: "Montana Republican Wins Special U.S. House Race Despite Assault Charge"; Gianforte defeated Quist 50.7%-43.5%
    2. (5/26/2017) Hey, you know that Montana election that was a referendum on Trump according to the Democrats? It's no longer a referendum on Trump to them because the Republican won. Now it's a referendum on Trump according to Republicans the effect of those whirlwind events may never be entirely known: by the time the alleged assault occured, about 73% of the absentee vote was already inTemplate:Spin


Fusion.comEdit

Rafi SchwartzEdit

news reporter

  1. (5/18/2017) To watch Fox News right now is to enter a completely different reality as hosts bend over backwards to avoid mentioning anything about any of the various Trump scandals Template:Deny


GallupEdit

research-based, global performance-management consulting company

  1. (5/15/2017) Trump's approval ratings manage to dip even lower following Comey firing, showing that while he may not be an effective leader, he is at least the political equivalent of a well drilling machine both NBC/Wall Street Journal and Gallop polls show the President with a 39% approval rating
  2. (5/19/2017) Like his Presidency, Trump's approval rating for the past few days has literally flatlined Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.


GizmodoEdit

Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu, and Julia AngwinEdit

Larson is a reporter at ProPublica, Mattu is with the Special Projects Desk, Gizmodo, and Angwin is a senior reporter at ProPublica

  1. (5/18/2017) "What's the wifi here?" "CLASSIESTWIFI, password 'titties69'". Presto, state secrets ProPublica and Gizmodo reporters checked only four Trump properties: Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach; Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, New Jersey; Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC; Trump National Golf Club, Sterling, VirginiaTemplate:WhiteTemplate:LaxsecTemplate:Trump


GuardianEdit

Dominic RusheEdit

US business editor, Guardian

  1. (5/15/2017) Trump economic adviser Arthur Laffer: "I would have advised Sam Brownback (Ream-Kansas) to go for a bigger tax cut." We're going to need bigger curves Duane Goossen, former Kansas Secretary of Administration: "We are a cautionary tale. It sounds great, everybody gets a tax cut and it?ll balance ? but it just doesn?t work"🔥Template:Rev

Ben JacobsEdit

political reporter, Guardian; reported on Greg Gianforte's Russian investments in Rosneft and Gazprom and was assaulted for asking questions

  1. (5/24/2017) Greg Gianforte closes out his campaign for Montana's lone congressional seat by body slamming a reporter, then cutting a heel promo in front of everyone Guardian political reporter, Ben Jacobs was allegedly "body-slammed" by Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate for Montana's at-large district after asking about Gianforte's party's healthcare plan; the incident was witnessed and recorded on audio by 3 FOX News employees; Gallatin county sheriff's office charged Gianforte with misdemeanour assault; on 28 April, 2017 Jacobs reported on Gianforte's financial ties to Russian companies sanctioned by the US💥Template:Murcn🏪
    1. (5/25/2017) Greg Gianforte's post-"body slam" statement exposed as a blatant lie. Fark: By Fox News FOX News reporter Alicia Acuna reports what she saw in Gianforte's Bozeman, Montana headquarters💥Template:Murcn
    2. (5/24/2017) Republicans: We thought we had this Montana special election locked with our amount of crazy there, it's a lot "closer than it should be" during his last speech before the election, GOP candidate Greg Giangorte said: "This race is closer than it should be"
    3. (5/25/2017) Montana Republican Congressional candidate who bodyslammed reporter today cited for "misdemeanor assault" by sheriff. A misdemeanor "citation" rather than a felony arrest? Sounds like the white decision was made here Speaker Ryan said: "There is no time that a physical altercation should occur with the press"; the President who previously recorded a robocall in support of Gianforte, calling him a "wonderful guy" had "no comment" regarding the alleged assaultTemplate:Boys💥Template:Murcn
    4. (5/25/2017) On literal eve of election, Montana newspaper that had previously endorsed Republican Congressional candidate and amateur wrestler Greg Gianforte explicitly un-endorses said Greg Gianforte Missoulian unendorses Gianforte after alleged assault: "... there is no doubt that Gianforte committed an act of terrible judgment that, if it doesn?t land him in jail, also shouldn?t land him in the U.S. House of Representatives"💥Template:MurcnTemplate:Undors
    5. (5/25/2017) Don Lemon stunned that someone thinks the Montana Slam wasn't Trump's fault arguing with Paris Dennard, Lemon quoted Trump during campaign ([the media are] "the enemy of the American people") and added, "If you think that that doesn't have anything to do with it, then you are sadly, sadly mistaken, my friend"💥Template:Murcn📰
    6. (5/26/2017) Sandy Rios defends Greg Gianforte's assault of a reporter, saying it was excusable because the reporter was "a girly man" American Family Association's Sandy Rios's family-friendly response to the alleged assault: "I?m sure Ben Jacobs is probably delighted about what he caused to happen"💥Template:MansTemplate:MurcnTemplate:Btv
    7. (5/26/2017) Montana NBC affiliate refused to cover Gianforte body slam because they had no reliable source for story, despite numerous outlets reporting on it. To be fair, it surprised many that Fox News was the original source and that it reported it accurately KECI news director Julie Weindel was unyielding in her refusal to share (with the national network) any footage she may have had access to, or run a report on the incident; KECI was purchased by Sinclair Broadcast Group in April, 2017; Sinclair requires its stations to run stories that lean right and signed a deal with the Trump2016 campaign to broadcast interviews with Trump across all of its networkTemplate:OrwellTemplate:Mono
    8. (5/25/2017) Rep Duncan Hunter (R-CA) says that GOP Congressional candidate Gregg Gianforte's assault on a reporter is absolutely unacceptable for a would-be public official, you know, "Unless the reporter deserved it" FTFA: "Hunter stressed that he didn?t know all the details of what happened: "I did not read the story. I just saw the headline.""💥Template:ApolTemplate:MurcnTemplate:Btv
    9. (5/26/2017) Sentient bowtie controlling Tucker Carlson denounces Montana GOP congressional candidate for bodyslamming reporter, then goes on to explain that it's all liberals' fault for saying so many mean things about Trump FOX News headline: "'The Left Has Gone Insane': Tucker on Progressives' Use of Political Violence"Template:Bowtie💥Template:Librul
    10. (5/26/2017) "If you get a body part close to Trump, he thinks it's a gift" Seth Meyers takes A Closer Look at handshakes and bodyslams💥Template:Viop
  2. (5/25/2017) Will Quist pull off the upset? Will Gianforte bodyslam his competition? When did our elections turn into WWE events? ...-Oh, right, Trump. THIS is your Montana Congressional Special Election discussion thread (Results roll in 10pm ET) 
    1. (5/26/2017) The most Republican thing ever just happened in Montana Huffington Post headline: "Montana Republican Wins Special U.S. House Race Despite Assault Charge"; Gianforte defeated Quist 50.7%-43.5%
    2. (5/26/2017) Hey, you know that Montana election that was a referendum on Trump according to the Democrats? It's no longer a referendum on Trump to them because the Republican won. Now it's a referendum on Trump according to Republicans the effect of those whirlwind events may never be entirely known: by the time the alleged assault occured, about 73% of the absentee vote was already inTemplate:Spin


The HillEdit

HW BrandsEdit

historian, author and opinion contributor, The Hill

  1. (5/22/2017) Excommunicado historian HW Brands argues that the GOP could simply do to Trump what Whigs did to Tyler in the 1840sTemplate:Remov

Niv ElisEdit

budget reporter, The Hill

  1. (5/24/2017) In case you wanted to, I dunno, write your Congresscritters or something. Here are 66 programs that Trump's budget plan would eliminate. Who needs OSHA training anyway? The Hill's Niv Elis read the Trump budget proposal, found and posted all the programs targetedTemplate:EngagTemplate:Cwar

Mark HenschEdit

journalist

  1. (5/12/2017) Contradicting Trump, Roger Stone says the two have spoken fairly recently Stone admitted contact with suspected Russian hacker "Guccifer 2.0"; CNN reported Stone recommended firing Comey to President; President tweeted: "The Roger Stone report @CNN is false--Fake News. Have not spoken to Roger in a long time--had nothing to do with my decision."; Friday, May 12, 2017 on ABC's "The View", Stone: "I'm not going to contradict the president and I'm not going to say when I spoke to him ... but I would say this, I have spoken to him very recently"Template:ComeyTemplate:Dig

Mark PlotkinEdit

Opinion Contributor, The Hill

  1. (5/19/2017) Yes The Hill headline: "Will McConnell and Ryan put party over country in defense of Trump?"Template:Gopval

Jamal SimmonsEdit

opinion writer, The Hill

  1. (5/18/2017) There needs to be a bill passed that protects the internet Template:Goodlaw

Niall StanageEdit

Irish journalist; Associate Editor, The Hill; writes "The Memo" a reported column primarily focused on Donald Trump's presidency

  1. (5/11/2017) The "Days without being a national embarrassment" clock remains stuck firmly at 0 Template:RevTemplate:Comey


HBOEdit

John OliverEdit

host, Last Week Tonight

  1. (5/8/2017) In the 1960s, it was "If we've lost Walter Cronkite, we've lost America." In the Twenty-teens, it's "piss off John Oliver and your website is toast." The FCC's servers melt down after John Oliver urges viewers to comment to save net neutrality Template:Engag
    1. (5/9/2017) FCC claims their servers crashing as a result of John Oliver's net neutrality segment on "Last Week Tonight" was a denial of service attack Template:Dism
  2. (5/15/2017) John Oliver on Comey's firing: "Do you remember normal weeks? Because I don't. I don't remember what they felt like. Trump is so desperate to appear dominant, he will rush to take the credit for anything, no matter how bad it is" after watching the President tell Lester Holt that he was thinking of "the Russia investigation when I fired Comey", Oliver asked three questions, "One, can he really be this stupid? Two, does he really think we as a country are this stupid? And three, are we as a country this stupid? And it's entirely possible the answer to all three questions are ?yes.?"Template:OliverTemplate:Comey

Bill MaherEdit

comic, host, Real Time with Bill Maher

  1. (5/21/2017) Today in alternate history: What would have happened in a Sanders vs Trump race instead of a Donald vs Hillary race? Alternet headline: "Cornel West and Bill Maher Have Screaming Match About Trump, Hillary and Bernie"


Huffington PostEdit

Howard FinemanEdit

journalist; global editorial director, AOL Huffington Post Media Group

  1. (5/16/2017) Trump thinks he can just power through the Russia investigation and everything will go back to normal any day real soon now Howard Fineman: "American democracy is not in good health, and it was that very rot that got Trump elected."Template:Weak


The Independent UKEdit

Kim SenguptaEdit

defence correspondent

  1. (5/26/2017) Trump went into meetings with NATO and G7 leaders to demand a better deal on global defense. He left having lost what little respect, if any, they had for him The Independent UK's Kim Sengupta reviews the American President's performance at the NATO and G7 conferencesTemplate:IntorgTemplate:Fordig


JezebelEdit

Big Time-Small Time DicksEdit

  1. (5/5/2017) Not news: site dedicated to outing bad politicians in smaller communities. Fark: it's called Big Time-Small Time Dicks. Difficulty: It's from Jezebel Template:Local🇨

Anonymous TipsterEdit

  1. (5/19/2017) "Knock knock" Giuliani: "Who's there?" "9/11" Guliiani: "9/11 who?" "You said you'd never forget post 9/11 TSA security guidelines" a tipster informed Jezebel that around 10 am on May 19, 2017, Rudy Giuliani had his bags "torn apart for having two cigar cutters and a lighter on him"; TSA guidelines expressly prohibit "sharp objects in your carry-on baggage" recommending instead they be placed in checked baggage👄Template:Airban


LATimesEdit

William AlexanderEdit

author; adjunct professor in liberal arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design

  1. (5/19/2017) A 64 year-old liberal's first foray into an NRA convention: "The common thread among the conventioneers I met was fear. Real, genuine fear. But that's no accident. Protecting yourself from crime, real and imagined, is what the NRA is all about" author William Alexander was looking for a hobby and wound up wondering, "Can one be a responsible, guiltless gun owner who keeps up his skills at the range, or does the mere act of joining the gun culture and economy, of bringing another weapon or two off the assembly line, make me complicit?"Template:Shill

Noam N. LeveyEdit

national healthcare reporter, LA Times, based in Washington, DC

  1. (5/19/2017) Trump officials: Support our plan to kick millions off their health insurance, and we'll keep paying your subsidies. Health insurers: Wait, what? Insurance industry officials and state regulators have met repeatedly with senior Trump officials trying to explain that administration actions are jeopardizing health coverage for millions of Americans; at one meeting CMS administrator, Seema Verma, allegedly suggested the administration would fund the CSRs (cost-sharing reductions) if insurers supported the House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care ActTemplate:SubzTemplate:Qpq


McSweeney'sEdit

Justin WarnerEdit

contributor, McSweeney's

  1. (5/3/2017) A complete list of the world's greatest historical tragedies and the people who might have been able to stop them if only they hadn't died 16 years prior Template:Sat


MediaiteEdit

John ZieglerEdit

host, news media podcast

  1. (5/16/2017) Whoa horsey, you can't get off the hook for being a Trump cheerleader so easily Mediaite headline: "Not So Fast Ann Coulter, You Can?t Get Off the Hook for Trump Support So Easily"Template:Apol


Miami HeraldEdit

Vera BergengruenEdit

journalist in Washington, DC

  1. (5/18/2017) To cap off today's 3-course scandal degustation, dessert from the Miami Herald: Flynn told Obama WH to postpone an assault on ISIS capital of Raqqa, Syria -- per the request of the Turkish officials Flynn was secretly working for at the time Flynn's rejection of Obama’s national security team's proposal was in opposition to Pentagon plans, but consistent with the wishes of Turkey, from whom he received more than $500,000; experts debate if Flynn--acting on behalf of a foreign nation (from which he had received considerable cash) when making a military decision--qualify as treasonTemplate:ConflTemplate:DaesTemplate:TurkTemplate:Forpay


MicEdit

Jack Smith IVEdit

senior writer covering technology and inequality

  1. (5/20/2017) Jeff Sessions' DOJ continues to focus on high-profile criminals -- such as the immigration lawyers who recently set up shop in airports to fight unlawful deportation orders the DoJ requested and a judge granted a restraining order against the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) because of a paperwork filing technicality, which the Executive Office for Immigration Review had been working around for 9 years without any problems; after 30 days, NWIRP was able to get the restraining order lifted and back to work Template:TyrantTemplate:LoyopTemplate:CalityTemplate:Pprfuck


MSNBCEdit

Steve BenenEdit

producer, The Rachel Maddow Show

  1. (5/15/2017) Trump no longer wants to talk about the tapes Template:BoredTemplate:TapesTemplate:Comey

Howard FinemanEdit

contributor, MSNBC; journalist; global editorial director, AOL Huffington Post Media Group

  1. (5/2/2017) "Trump thinks he's dealing with the Legion of Dictator Superheroes" Template:Negot😛

Rachel MaddowEdit

host, The Rachel Maddow Show

  1. (5/8/2017) Pop your popcorn and pour your drinks. What will Rachel have to say about today's damning testimony in front of the Senate? Will Trump rage-tweet some more? This is YOUR Rachel Maddow Show discussion thread. (9PM EDT on MSNBC) Live thread
  2. (5/10/2017) Comey wouldn't declare fealty to Emperor Orange, Trump caught on camera meeting with Russians and the Snekretary hides in the bushes. Rachel Maddow explains it all to us at 9:00 EDT on MSNBC Live thread
  3. (5/11/2017) McCabe speaks, Rosenstein runs for the Senate and the Russians troll Trump. Get your liquor and popcorn, it's The Rachel Maddow Show discussion thread. Show is live on MSNBC at 9 PM EDT Live thread
  4. (5/12/2017) The law firm that wrote Donald has "no Russian income (with some exceptions)" has a Moscow office, Clapper claps back on the Comey dinner and Snekretary bares his fangs. It's time for a Friday cocktail and Rachel Maddow, 9 PM EDT on MSNBC Live thread
  5. (5/15/2017) It's your Rachel Maddow thread. Have we blown up the world yet? Live at 9pm ET Live thread
    1. (5/15/2017) Any idea who really hates the success of Maddow and O'Donnell on MSNBC? Hint: it's the person who runs MSNBC Wonkette dredges through two Huffington Post stories about NBC News and MSNBC chairman Andy Lack to make one of their own: one well-placed insider told Ryan Grim at HuffPost: "Every hour that Andy has not touched are the strongest hours on the network. Everything he has touched is lower rated"; inexplicably, the network chief believes MSNBC's "high ratings are largely a product of his programming decisions" and not because the shows are covering the Trump scandals; sadly, there's a method to Lack's madness, however, as some at MSNBC believe "Lack is making programming decisions ... to appease the Trump administration ... [hoping for] more access to the White House and in turn, conservative viewers."📰
  6. (5/16/2017) So, Trumpy steps on H.R. McPufnstuf's dick with a Tweet, Yertle is starting to worry and the leaks keep dripping like a hole in the roof. It's time for Rachel at 9 PM EDT on MSNBC Live thread
  7. (5/16/2017) While we await the breaking news of tonight, let's take a guess on which major revelations will be revealed that forces Maddow to re-write the whole show before she goes on air. This is your Rachel Maddow discussion thread, 9PM EDT on MSNBC maddow{{}}
  8. (5/18/2017) So, Trump has been advised to lawyer up, so he interviews a member of his bankruptcy law firm to head the FBI. Will this even make the Rachel Maddow Show, 9 PM on MSNBC Live thread
  9. (5/19/2017) Grab your beers, popcorn, and any other "enhancements" you need. It's been a big Friday News Dump Day. Let's get together and watch The Rachel Maddow Show. (9PM EDT MSNBC) maddow{{}}

Chris MatthewsEdit

host, Hardball with Chris Matthews

  1. (5/23/2017) Ronald Reagan: Trump needs to be removed from office. While in agreement, subby is also concerned about the coming zombie threat Reagan called Trump a national security risk and unfit for officeTemplate:Remov💣

Morning JoeEdit

  1. (5/15/2017) Morning Joe power couple claim that Kellyanne Conway does possess a sense of shame after the "Access Hollywood" tapes came out, Conway began to distance herself from Trump, referring to him as her "client" (suggesting it was only a paycheck); Mika Brzezinski: "[Conway] would shill for Trump in extensive fashion ... then she would get off the air ... and she would say, ?Blech, I need to take a shower'"Template:HearsyTemplate:Cry

Joe ScarboroughEdit

host, Morning Joe

  1. (5/4/2017) Does Donald Trump have dementia? Short answer: bread. Long answer: Purple monkey dishwasher cure for pancakes 

Ali VelshiEdit

'anchor, MSNBC Live; 'Canadian television journalist

  1. (5/4/2017) Former congressman Joe Walsh: We'd have universal healthcare if not for all those ni-BONG Template:Dogwh

Greta Van SusterenEdit

host, For the Record with Greta

  1. (5/5/2017) "Republican members of Congress cheering the passage of their revised health care bill is like claiming victory in a football game at the end of the first quarter" Template:Goppol
    1. (5/5/2017) House Republicans gather for their Democratic opponents' 2018 campaign photo 😂Template:Stunt
    2. (5/5/2017) Here's a list of who voted for or against Don'tCare so you can start planning your challenge for their seat Template:HrollTemplate:Goppol


NBCEdit

Seth MeyersEdit

host, Late Night with Seth Meyers

  1. (5/19/2017) In what's no surprise to the people on the politics tab, Trump warned us about himself during the campaign Seth Meyers does "A Closer Look" on the multiple scandals swirling around the President as he leaves for his first foreign trip to Europe and the Middle East, including clips from campaign speeches where his claims about Hillary sound more like himselfTemplate:Rev💣Template:Visit
  2. (5/26/2017) "If you get a body part close to Trump, he thinks it's a gift" Seth Meyers takes A Closer Look at handshakes and bodyslams💥Template:Viop

NBC NewsEdit

Lester HoltEdit

journalist; anchor, NBC Nightly News weekday edition

  1. (5/11/2017) Trump was going to fire Comey regardless, as "he's a showboat, he's a grand-stander" in an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt, Trump said of Comey: "Look, he's a showboat, he's a grandstander, the FBI has been in turmoil. You know that, I know that. Everybody knows that. You take a look at the FBI a year ago, it was in virtual turmoil, less than a year ago ? it hasn't recovered from that"Template:Comey💣
    1. (5/11/2017) Not Sean Spicer tells the Press that removing Comey will help bring the Russia/Trump investigation to a conclusion first Huckabee Sanders said, "We want this to come to its conclusion ... with integrity ... And we think that we've actually, by removing Director Comey, taken steps to make that happen"; later that day, Trump tells NBC: "When I [fired Comey] now I said, I probably, maybe will confuse people ... [but did it anyway] to do the right thing for the American people"Template:Comey💣Template:MagicTemplate:Goat
      1. (5/12/2017) You thought that Bullshiat Spice was bad at his job? Well, it looks like in Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Trump administration has managed to find someone possibly even worse. So much for hiring the "best people" Template:RevTemplate:Best🌅Template:Goat
      2. (5/12/2017) Former FBI director James Comey is reported "furious" at the "lack of respect" being shown to him in comments made by Trump and White House officials. It remains to be seen whether he's gonna do something about it or just stand there and bleed no new direct quotes from Comey, only a quote from the letter to colleagues, previously released by CNN: "I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all ... I'm not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won't either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply."Template:DefoppTemplate:Comey
    2. (5/12/2017) Trump: I want to be probed "so strong and so good. I want to get to the bottom." He wants it "absolutely done properly" Template:Slip
    3. (5/12/2017) HOLD EVERYTHING: Trump says he has a certified letter proving his innocence  the President told Lester Holt during the interview that, "I just sent a letter to Lindsey Graham from one of the most prestigious law firms in the country that I have nothing to do with Russia"Template:Magic
    4. (5/12/2017) After Trump's disastrous interview with Lester Holt last night, his aides retreated to their offices in dour moods. Trump spent the night fuming and rage tweeting Rosie O'Donnell. Dear Americans, this is not normal Template:RevTemplate:ComeyTemplate:EggTemplate:Dig
    5. (5/12/2017) The White Houses explanations for firing Comey keep crumbling due to their inability to keep their story straight and Trump not being able to shut up Template:ComeyTemplate:EggTemplate:Dig
    6. (5/12/2017) Trump forgets that there are things like audio and video recordings and the internet and states that he didn't know Michael Flynn in 2015 bus{{}}Template:Oc8.0Template:Magic
    7. (5/12/2017) A direct admission of obstruction of justice. Should I not have done that? Was that a bad thing? in his interview with Lester holt, the President said, "when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said 'you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won'"Template:MagicTemplate:Comey
      1. (5/12/2017) Reporter: Is Trump secretly recording conversations? Sssspicy: "the president has nothing further to add on that." Another Reporter: So that's a Yes? Sssspicy: "nothing further to add to that." 3rd rep: so he's TOTALLY doing it? S: NOTHING. TO. ADD YouTube clipTemplate:Tapes
      2. (5/12/2017) Comey at me bro a source familiar with the matter told CNN: "if there is a tape, there's nothing [James Comey] is worried about"Template:ComeyTemplate:Bluff
      3. (5/12/2017) Wikileaks offers $100,000 bounty on the Trump-Comey tape Wikileaks tweeted, "WikiLeaks offers US$100k for the Trump-Comey tapes. To increase the reward send Bitcoin to reward address: 1FfzC3KrbrJ3CRbz4hqHnxSqvYfy9M5CT"Template:ComeyTemplate:Tapes
    8. (5/12/2017) NBC claims that Trump said something true during interview NBC fact checks Lester Holt interview of President TrumpTemplate:Dbunk
    9. (5/12/2017) Trump: "I think we're doing a great job," ignoring the latest poll numbers that place him in lame duck Bush year territory In the interview with NBC's Lester Holt, the President proclaimed, "[My poll numbers] were so good, so strong, that if the election were held today, I would win by a lot more than I did on November 8 ... And I think we're doing a great job."Template:Oot

Tom Winter and Kenzi Abou-SabeEdit

Winter is ‎a reporter, NBC News Investigations; Abou-Sabe is ‎a researcher at NBC News

  1. (5/16/2017) Feds subpeona Manafort. Oh, and Mensch was right about this one a few days ago unnamed investigators asking for records related to a $3.5 million mortgage that Manafort took out on his Hamptons home just after leaving the Trump campaign; Manafort's name and signature do not appear on any of the loan documents that are publicly availableTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:NooseTemplate:Laund

NBC/Wall Street JournalEdit

polled 800 people, May 11-13, 2017

  1. (5/15/2017) Trump's approval ratings manage to dip even lower following Comey firing, showing that while he may not be an effective leader, he is at least the political equivalent of a well drilling machine both NBC/Wall Street Journal and Gallop polls show the President with a 39% approval rating
    1. (5/15/2017) The GOP may already need to call Kenny Loggins when it comes to 2018 midterms Template:2018eTemplate:Tfe

NewsweekEdit

Bill PowellEdit

Bureau Chief, Moscow Bureau, Newsweek

  1. (5/18/2017) A look inside Putin's public campaign to destroy US democracy author Bill Powell describes Putin's methodical mission to restore Russia to Great Power status; from the humiliating collapse of the Soviet Union ("greatest geopolitical disaster of the 20th century") to the rebuilt state security services and economy filled with tech-savvy youths, now eager and proud to help Mother Russia; Putin has lead his army of hackers in coordinated cyberattacks with military operations; he hopes these attacks will gain concessions from the West on Ukraine, Crimea and any other of his political ambitionsTemplate:Putin

NY Daily NewsEdit

Christopher BrennanEdit

Breaking News Reporter, NY Daily News

  1. (5/19/2017) "Recusal." You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means Daily News headline: "House Intel chair Devin Nunes still reviewing Russia intelligence"Template:Rino

New YorkerEdit

  1. (5/11/2017) The New Yorker nails its cover yet again. This time addressing the Comey affair the cover is a cartoon of Attorney General dragging former FBI Director James Comey away like Dr. David Dao with Trump overseeing

Evan OsnosEdit

staff writer, New Yorker

  1. (5/5/2017) Donald Trump has become an international case study on politicians and mental health Template:Mh

New York MagazineEdit

Ed KilgoreEdit

political columnist, New York magazine

  1. (5/19/2017) So, Trump's big speech on Islam that he's giving in Saudi Arabia? It's being written by notorious islamophobe Stephen Miller. What could possibly go wrong? New York magazine headline: "Stephen Miller Is Writing the Big Speech on Islam That Trump Is Delivering in Saudi Arabia"

Yashar AliEdit

contributing writer, New York Magazine

  1. (5/20/2017) It can only be JAAAREEED Independent UK headline: "Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner 'person of interest' in Russia investigation"; linked article includes a source, Yashar Ali of New York magazine, who tweeted: "It's jared Kushner have confirmed this with four people. I'm not speculating"; speculation about the identity arose after the Washington Post published this story ("Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say")Template:Noose


New York TimesEdit

  1. (5/6/2017) The New York Times is the Donald Trump of newspapers 📰
  2. (5/25/2017) Donald Trump announces that he will have the Justice Department begin an immediate investigation into who is leaking all sorts of sensitive intelligence being provided to the US by its allies. Justice Department: "Found him" after the Manchester Arena bombing, crime-scene photos and the suspect's name were leaked to and disseminated by US media outlets; UK PM May said she would "make clear" to Trump during the NATO summit that "intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure"; then, the President announced that the Justice Department and other agencies would launch a full investigationTemplate:Man2205Template:ShowTemplate:Pose

Editorial BoardEdit

  1. (5/11/2017) Dear Rod Rosenstein, you boast a 27-year career in the Justice Department under five administrations and the distinction of being the longest-serving United States attorney in history. Now don't be a dick. Love, the New York Times NYTimes published open letter to the Deputy Director of the FBITemplate:SopTemplate:Acf
  2. (5/13/2017) Yeah it's a compelling editorial asking how a party that once impeached a president for lying about sex could remain silent about possible treason but the important thing here is that they call Paul Ryan "The Irish Undertaker" Template:Comey

NYT MagazineEdit

Alec MacGillis/ProPublica: MacGillis covers covers politics and government; ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest

  1. (5/25/2017) Slate tries to shame the shameless Slate's Jamelle Bouie takes a look at Jared Kushner and all the other predatory capitalists now running the federal government; in the NYT Magazine/ProPublica articled linked to by Slate, author Alec MacGillis found that Kushner Companies aggressively pursue late rent, back rent, late fees and court costs even garnishing wages of former tenants to collect any and all amounts owed, but are not nearly as aggressive when it comes to assessing damage or making needed repairs despite the obviously poor conditions of the properties, Kushner Companies? chief financial officer, Jennifer McLean blames industry standards and age of the buildings for the company's subpar maintenance; Westminster Management, Kushner Companies? property-management arm, has close to 20,000 units under its control🐆Template:Trash

Yamiche AlcindorEdit

NYT national reporter, covering politics and social justice issues

  1. (5/23/2017) The new metric by which we will be measuring the success of social programs is the number of poor folks we throw out of them, says Mick Mulvaney FTFA: "Not since President Ronald Reagan’s first budget proposal have programs for the poor been targeted so thoroughly. To critics, it is the opposite of compassion ..."Template:Cwar

Matt Apuzzo, Maggie Haberman and Matthew RosenbergEdit

Apuzzo is a DC-based reporter, NYT; Haberman is a political correspondent, NYT; Rosenberg covers intelligence and national security in DC, NYT

  1. (5/19/2017) Hey, the Nut Job is gone so you're in the clear. I just hope nobody is recording this a document based on notes taken during the President's May 10, 2017 meeting in Oval Office with Lavrov and Kislyak has been confirmed by two US officials; some of the President's comments from the document: "I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job ... I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off ... I’m not under investigation", Trump also asked if there were reporters in the room, Lavrov reassured him, "No ... No fake media."Template:WeakTemplate:Comey

Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman and Mark MazzettiEdit

Apuzzo is a DC-based reporter, NYT; Goldman covers the FBI and counterterrorism, NYT; Mazzetti is Washington Investigations Editor, NYT

  1. (5/19/2017) So, about McCarthy's little "joke" that Putin pays Rohrabacher and Trump? Turns out the FBI has been making the same joke since 2012. Without the joke in 2012, an FBI agent warned Rep. Rohrabacher that Russian spies were trying to recruit him as an "agent of influence"; Rohrabacher said he appreciated the warning but needed no reminder, "Any time you meet a Russian member of their Foreign Ministry or the Russian government, you assume those people have something to do with Russian intelligence"; LEOs did not think that Rohrabacher was actively working with Russian intelligence, rather that he was being targeted as someone the Russian government might be able to use to steer Washington policy making; no evidence showing Rohrabacher was ever paid by the RussiansTemplate:Noose

David BrooksEdit

conservative political and cultural commentator

  1. (5/16/2017) And a little child shall lead them David Brooks called the President an infantalistTemplate:Petu
    1. (5/18/2017) Trump acts like a spoiled child, like most other rich people 1pc{{}}

Maggie HabermanEdit

political correspondent, NYT

  1. (5/18/2017) The only reason Michael Flynn was not the vice president or secretary of state is that he bombed on television and Trump thought less of him for it. Let that sink in the show in question may have been the July 10, 2016 episode of This Week with George Stephanopoulos (Transcript, Video), which occured between a Politico article about Flynn up for VP (July 8, 2016) and the 2016 RNC Convention, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH (Jul 18-21, 2016); Breitbart made a stink over his exchange with guest host Martha RaddatzTemplate:UglyTemplate:Best

Carl HulseEdit

congressional correspondent, New York Times

  1. (5/5/2017) The NY Times still labors under the assumption that voters pay attention to policy and not stigginit to the libs Template:RevTemplate:Bts

David LeonhardtEdit

journalist and columnist writing from a liberal, left-of-center perspective, NYT

  1. (5/23/2017) Remember when everyone was saying the Senate will save the American people from the most draconian portions of the House passed TrumpCare bill? Good times, good times David Leonhardt describes in the NYT the strategy House Republicans used and Senate Republicans will copy to push through their healthcare bill: secrecy is the first part of the strategy, distraction the second, followed by the "Upton maneuver" (a superficial improvement that allows backers to claim they had "fixed" their bill) and finally twisting arms of those in the party who don't back the bill but instead listen to their constituentsTemplate:Wk

Monica LewinskyEdit

former White House intern

  1. (5/23/2017) How Fox News made a name for itself by making Monica Lewinsky's life a nightmare NYT headline: "Monica Lewinsky: Roger Ailes’s Dream Was My Nightmare"Template:Ntsa📰

Eric LiptonEdit

DC-based correspondent focusing on issues related to ethics, lobbying, and the Trump family business operations

  1. (5/22/2017) *puts finger on temple* The Office of Government Ethics can't monitor all the lobbyists we hired if we remove their ability to monitor anything Talking Points Memo discusses a NYT article about a letter the White House sent asking the director of the Office of Government Ethics to withdraw a request for copies of lobbyist waivers; the director replied, "O.G.E. declines your request to suspend its ethics inquiry and reiterates its expectation that agencies will fully comply with its directive" copies went to every federal agency ethics officer, six members of Congress who oversee government operations and the inspector generals from agencies governmentwideTemplate:LobbyTemplate:YntbomTemplate:EthicTemplate:Burea
    1. (5/23/2017) Ethics Office responds to White House's attempt to block disclosure of ethics waivers with a scathing letter that cites a Republican senator who backed their legal authority to request that waivers be made public under the previous administration the full text of Office of Government Ethics director Walter Shaub's response to the Trump administration's letter requesting to be exempt from ethics rules; included is an excerpt from a letter the OGE received from Senator Chuck Grassley (R IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who asked Shaub to insure that the Obama administration follow ethics rules regarding disclosure: "The American people deserve a full accounting of all waivers and recusals to better understand who is running the government and whether the Administration is adhering to its promise to be open, transparent, and accountable. I urge you to take immediate action to make any waivers and recusals public ..."Template:BcratTemplate:GbtwTemplate:EthicTemplate:Mirror

Matthew Rosenberg and Mark MazzettiEdit

Rosenberg covers intelligence and national security in DC, NYT; Mazzetti is Washington Investigations Editor, NYT

  1. (5/18/2017) [NEWS FLASH tab: Okay, today's breaking Trump scandals are out of the way, I can finally sit down and rela... OH GOD DAMN ITTrump transition team’s chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel knew that Flynn was under federal investigation on January 4, 2017] drip{{}}Template:SubpeoTemplate:Noose

=Matthew Rosenberg, Adam Goldman and Matt ApuzzoEdit

Rosenberg covers intelligence and national security in DC, NYT; Goldman covers the FBI and counterterrorism, NYT; Apuzzo is a DC-based reporter, NYT

  1. (5/25/2017) NYT: Top Russians discussed using Trump's aides to exert influence over him last summer. Top. Russians people expect spies to collect information, even through hacking, but concerns began to grow that Russians may weaponize the stolen emails by releasing them in the hopes that would shape American opinion, people also understand that American intelligence operatives routinely tap calls with Russian diplomats--it's what spies do; after the Obama administration expelled 35 people suspected of being Russian operatives, transcripts of tapped calls showed that Flynn urged the Russians not to respond, saying relations would improve once Trump was in officeTemplate:DripTemplate:UssryTemplate:Ussrpup

Bret StephensEdit

foreign policy and domestic politics Op-Ed columnist

  1. (5/19/2017) The Trump presidency is the Flight 93 of all presidencies NYT subheadline: "To a certain kind of conservative, last fall’s was 'the Flight 93 election.' Perhaps it was, but not as they intended"; FTFA: "If [Trump's] lost [Ann] Coulter, he’s lost angry America"Template:Facade

Henry Scott WallaceEdit

grandson of FDR's second Vice President, Henry A. Wallace

  1. (5/12/2017) 1944 warns of "a breed of super-nationalist who pursues political power by deceiving Americans and playing to their fears, but is really interested only in protecting his own wealth and privilege." Hrrrrrrmmmmmm the article writer's grandfather, Henry A. Wallace, FDR's second Vice President wrote, The Danger of American Fascism, New York Times, April 9, 1944Template:Fasc


PBSEdit

Public Broadcasting System

Lisa DesjardinsEdit

political director, weekend anchor, correspondent for PBS NewsHour

  1. (5/19/2017) "Joe Lieberman has more experience than all of my Dem. colleagues combined. So screw them. And u can quote me." --Can do, Sen. McCain SenatorJohn McCain (R AZ) told reporter Lisa Desjardins: "Joe Lieberman has more experience than all of my Dem. colleagues combined. So screw them. And u can quote me."Template:Mavrk👄

FrontlineEdit

public affairs, in-depth documentaries about various subjects

  1. (5/24/2017) Frontline presents: Bannon's War PBS's description: "The inside story of Trump adviser Stephen Bannon?s war ? with radical Islam, Washington and White House rivals."Template:Pbs


PoliticoEdit

Rachael BadeEdit

reports on Congress, Politico

  1. (5/17/2017) For Darrell Issa, the bird is the word for any reporter asking about the Comey flap Rachael Bade, reporter with Politico, tweeted (without a picture), "I just asked @DarrellIssa abt the Comey news and he flicked me off -- literally gave me the middle finger -- and kept walking. Said nothing"; Issa responded in two parts, part 1 of 2: "@rachaelmbade I respect @rachaelmbade and worked with her for years. I know she must have seen or heard something to believe this happened, but it didn't", then part 2 of 2: "@rachaelmbade (cont.) On not answering @rachelmbade's question, I have nothing against her, there's just limited time to talk when we?re rushing to vote!"Template:ComemoTemplate:Bird

Josh Dawsey, Annie Karni, Eliana Johnson, Tara PalmeriEdit

Dawsey is a White House reporter; Karni covers the White House; Johnson is a National Political Reporter; Palmeri is White House correspondent

  1. (5/12/2017) After Trump's disastrous interview with Lester Holt last night, his aides retreated to their offices in dour moods. Trump spent the night fuming and rage tweeting Rosie O'Donnell. Dear Americans, this is not normal Template:RevTemplate:ComeyTemplate:EggTemplate:Dig

Susan B. GlasserEdit

chief international affairs columnist, Politico

  1. (5/11/2017) "When Trump hosted Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into Trump's collusion with the Russians, he was breaking with precedent at the specific request of Vladimir Putin" Russia policy experts ... worry ... that Trump is allowing Lavrov?and Putin?to define the terms of his dealings with them on key issues such as Ukraine and SyriaTemplate:Ussrpup😛

Global PoliticoEdit

podcast with Susan Glasser

  1. (5/22/2017) John Podesta unloads his righteous anger on Trump Podesta recites his recipe for whoop ass on The Global Politico podcast with Susan Glasser

Asha RangappaEdit

former special agent, FBI Counterintelligence Division

  1. (5/12/2017) 5 very important questions regarding Comey's firing and the FBI investigation of Russiagate, answered bts{{}}Template:Comey

Steven ShepardEdit

chief polling analyst, Politico

  1. (5/18/2017) A video of Trump moaning "I'm gonna take their guns. All of them, believe me." while engaging in sexually explicit acts with Putin during a satanic ritual, performed on a Sunday while a nun looks on in horror? Politico headline asks: "What will it take for GOP voters to cut Trump loose?"; polling indicator to watch: the level of enthusiasm for the presidentTemplate:Backeff

Kenneth P. VogelEdit

tracks confluence of money, politics and influence, Politico.com

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Template:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip


ProPublicaEdit

Jessica HusemanEdit

senior reporting fellow, ProPublica

  1. (5/13/2017) BUSTED: Trump's expected pick for top USDA scientist is not a scientist may have recruited Carter Page for Trump administration]Template:HorseTemplate:Deny

Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu, and Julia AngwinEdit

Larson is a reporter at ProPublica, Mattu is with the Special Projects Desk, Gizmodo, and Angwin is a senior reporter at ProPublica

  1. (5/18/2017) "What's the wifi here?" "CLASSIESTWIFI, password 'titties69'". Presto, state secrets ProPublica and Gizmodo reporters checked only four Trump properties: Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach; Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, New Jersey; Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC; Trump National Golf Club, Sterling, VirginiaTemplate:WhiteTemplate:LaxsecTemplate:Trump

Alec MacGillis/NYT MagazineEdit

Alec MacGillis/NYT Magazine: MacGillis covers covers politics and government; NYT Magazine is a Sunday magazine supplement that features articles longer than ones typically found in the NYT daily editions

  1. (5/25/2017) Slate tries to shame the shameless Slate's Jamelle Bouie takes a look at Jared Kushner and all the other predatory capitalists now running the federal government; in the NYT Magazine/ProPublica articled linked to by Slate, author Alec MacGillis found that Kushner Companies aggressively pursue late rent, back rent, late fees and court costs even garnishing wages of former tenants to collect any and all amounts owed, but are not nearly as aggressive when it comes to assessing damage or making needed repairs despite the obviously poor conditions of the properties, Kushner Companies? chief financial officer, Jennifer McLean blames industry standards and age of the buildings for the company's subpar maintenance; Westminster Management, Kushner Companies? property-management arm, has close to 20,000 units under its control🐆Template:Trash


Public Policy PollingEdit

  1. (5/16/2017) New PPP poll: For the first time, more Americans want Trump impeached than not, 49% wish Hillary was president, 55% wish Obama was still President and 41% of Trump voters believe he could have stopped the Civil War 48% support the idea of impeaching Trump to 41% opposed who don't


ReutersEdit

Sudip Kar-GuptaEdit

reporter, Reuters

  1. (5/2/2017) Le Pen denies she is Le Plagiarist a speech she delivered on 1 May had more thsn a passing resemblance to a speech by former candidate, Francois Fillon in AprilTemplate:FraTemplate:Plagia

Ingrid MelanderEdit

reporter, Reuters

  1. (5/2/2017) Le Pen denies she is Le Plagiarist a speech she delivered on 1 May had more thsn a passing resemblance to a speech by former candidate, Francois Fillon in AprilTemplate:FraTemplate:Plagia

James OliphantEdit

White House Correspondent, Reuters

  1. (5/21/2017) Trump is suddenly the most isolated president in history Reuters' Oliphant argues the President's brutish and micromanaging style has isolated him from the very people who he will need to implement his agendaTemplate:DjtwayTemplate:Consq

Ned Parker, Jonathan Landay and Warren StrobelEdit

Parker is a journalist for Reuters; Landay is National Security Correspondent at Reuters; Strobel is a ‎Diplomatic Editor for Reuters

  1. (5/18/2017) Hey kids what time is it? Time for more undisclosed Russian contact during the campaign between April and November, 2016 Trump campaign operatives made at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties; White House declined to comment; Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; Russian foreign ministry official in Moscow declined to comment but, referred Reuters to the Trump administration; spokesman for the Russian embassy in Washington, "We do not comment on our daily contacts with the local interlocutors"Template:Drip


Rolling Stone magazineEdit

Matt TaibiEdit

wrote obituary for Roger Ailes

  1. (5/18/2017) "Roger Ailes was the Christopher Columbus of hate." Now THAT'S how you write an obituary Rolling Stone magazine's obituary for Roger AilesTemplate:Death


The Root.comEdit

Michael HarriotEdit

staff writer, The Root

  1. (5/4/2017) Does Donald Trump have dementia? Short answer: bread. Long answer: Purple monkey dishwasher cure for pancakes 


SalonEdit

Bob CescaEdit

writer/producer/director/actor, regular contributor for Salon

  1. (5/15/2017) The Trump/Russia scandal is so deep we're at risk of waking up The Old Ones Template:Rev

Heather Digby PartonEdit

politics and culture blogger

  1. (5/22/2017) Trump team drops most idiotic and DOA budget proposal ever while the boss is off suffering bouts of exhaustion in the desert Digby's take on the Trump administration's unveiling of its budget proposal (it's as much a shonda as it is unorthodox)Template:Gopgov

Matthew RozsaEdit

breaking news writer for Salon

  1. (5/15/2017) Are Republicans starting to pull away from Donald Trump? Get real. Is the Pope Jewish? Does a bear crap in a porta-potty? Is it a day that ends in a Z? very last line of article: "Not all experts share the prevailing view that the GOP is beginning to pull away from Trump, however."🙋


SlateEdit

Jamelle BouieEdit

chief political correspondent, Slate

  1. (5/21/2017) David Clarke will do the impossible: Make the Trump Administration even worse Slate subheadline: "David Clarke is the symbol of everything that’s wrong with this horrific administration"Template:Tyrant
  2. (5/25/2017) Slate tries to shame the shameless Slate's Jamelle Bouie takes a look at Jared Kushner and all the other predatory capitalists now running the federal government; in the NYT Magazine/ProPublica articled linked to by Slate, author Alec MacGillis found that Kushner Companies aggressively pursue late rent, back rent, late fees and court costs even garnishing wages of former tenants to collect any and all amounts owed, but are not nearly as aggressive when it comes to assessing damage or making needed repairs despite the obviously poor conditions of the properties, Kushner Companies? chief financial officer, Jennifer McLean blames industry standards and age of the buildings for the company's subpar maintenance; Westminster Management, Kushner Companies? property-management arm, has close to 20,000 units under its control🐆Template:Trash

Phillip CarterEdit

senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security; law professor, Georgetown University

  1. (5/10/2017) Trump wanted a public execution to serve as a message to all of his enemies 🏆

Katy WaldmanEdit

Staff Writer, Assistant Editor, Slate

  1. (5/3/2017) How to identify every anonymous "Senior White House official". No, not by smell Template:Bts


Der SpiegelEdit

German weekly news magazine

  1. (5/25/2017) Kennedy (1963): "Ich bin ein Berliner." Trump (2017): "The Germans are evil, very evil" according to Der Spiegel, Trump believes he can make Germany and her carmakers pay for the slight he imagines is happening with regards to NATO "back dues"; the President told attendees of the NATO Summit: "Look at the millions of cars they sell in the US, and we'll stop that" and "The Germans are bad, very bad"Template:DjtdipTemplate:AlienTemplate:Trd
    1. (5/26/2017) National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn becomes today's lucky Administration member who gets to play "Well, see, what Trump MEANT by that was" when the President said, "the Germans are bad, very bad," Cohn explained, covering for him: "He said they're very bad on trade"🍼Template:Apol💣Template:Trd

Klaus BrinkbäumerEdit

chief editor, The Spiegel

  1. (5/26/2017) Donald Trump is a threat to the free world, says country who might know a thing or two about being a threat to the free world Die Schlagzeile aus Der Spiegel: "A Danger to the World; It's Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump: Donald Trump has transformed the United States into a laughing stock and he is a danger to the world. He must be removed from the White House before things get even worse."; Herr Brinkbäumer (Brinkbaumer) describes five ways: resignation, impeachment, invoke the 25th Amendment, wait 18 months and hope the Democrats can control Congress, the fifth: "the international community wakes up and finds a way to circumvent the White House and free itself of its dependence on the US"😛Template:2018eTemplate:Ignusa


TBSEdit

Samantha BeeEdit

host, Full Frontal

  1. (5/11/2017) Samantha Bee returns to address Comeygate: "This brings us to our recurring segment, 'Our Weekly Constitutional Crisis: What the F*ck Is It This Time?' This is a slow-motion clusterf*ck of impulsiveness and ineptitude that Trump is famous for" Our Weekly Constitutional Crisis: What the F*ck Is It This Time? Comey Edition, May 10, 2017, YouTubeTemplate:BeeTemplate:Comey


Teen VogueEdit

Lauren DucaEdit

wrote "Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America", Teen Vogue, 10 December 2016

  1. (5/26/2017) The sentient bowtie controlling Tucker Carlson gives non-apology to Lauren Duca, then calls her "vapid and not very impressive" Carlson feels alive now that he had a prominent rivalTemplate:BowtieTemplate:Foaslw😺


Time magazineEdit

Cover artist and EditorEdit

  1. (5/18/2017) Time magazine delivers the burn the new cover shows the Kremlin overtaking the White House

Bob FergusonEdit

internationally ranked chess player; Attorney General, Washington state

  1. (5/18/2017) Someone who knows how to play chess is anticipating Trump's next moves Time magazine headline: "President Trump’s Aggression Will Be His Undoing"Template:WeakTemplate:ComeyTemplate:Parks

Ashley HoffmanEdit

Associate Editor

  1. (5/26/2017) Trudeau and Macron's bromance is creating a quite a stir. Subby is posting this while his wife is in her bunk Time magazine goes full Teen Beat at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy and tries to blame it on the internet; with pictures and tweetsTemplate:Cute😺


VICEEdit

print magazine and website focused on arts, culture, and news

Eve PeyserEdit

staff writer, Vice

  1. (5/13/2017) Close your eyes and click your heels together ..and imagine that Jeb Bush was president today sat{{}}

Kevin WongEdit

reporter, contributor for Motherboard/Vice

  1. {{drumpfft|5/20/2017|9596206|I d-did try and *pop-crackle* farkkk her. She was *sparks* mah-mah-married. Gr-Grab 'em bybyby the pussy. You *sparks* can do anything. *catches fire*|Walt Disney World's Hall of Presidents is adding a President Trump robot, but a petition has asked that it not speak, "Let The Hall of Presidents be remembered with honor and pride, not embarrassment and hatred!"; according to a source with Walt Disney Imagineering, Trump will be in the attraction, but he will probably not have a speaking role

Kaleigh RogersEdit

staff writer, Vice/Motherboard

  1. (5/26/2017) Under Trumpcare, having a high fever once again can be considered a pre-existing condition Vice gives us more horror stories about what DonTCare will do with the concept of pre-existing conditions; a quote from a person interviewed in the article: "I realized the system isn't there to help people get insurance. It's there to help insurance companies make a profit"Template:Goppol


VoxEdit

Dylan MatthewsEdit

blogger, staff member, Vox

  1. (5/23/2017) Trump has now committed the same offense that led Richard Nixon to resign from office. It was enough then to shock Republicans to drop their support, why not now? the thing Nixon did: ordered his chief of staff to get the CIA to force the FBI to abandon the break-in investigation, once the tape of this became public, Congress would have had enough votes for impeachment and removal, the next day he resigned; "We don’t need to know much more [than what we know already] to know that the president has committed conduct that was once thought sufficient to warrant removal from office"Template:Turtle

Matthew YglesiasEdit

blogger and journalist who writes about economics and politics from a liberal perspective

  1. (5/18/2017) Trump acts like a spoiled child, like most other rich people 1pc{{}}

Ruy TeixeiraEdit

senior fellow at the Center for American Progress

  1. (5/23/2017) Popularity of liberalism is surging. If only there were a political party that could represent these views Vox's Ruy Teixeira analyzes recent polls to discover more Americans seem to want "symbolic conservatism" (honoring tradition, distrusting novelty, embracing the conservative label) combined with "operational liberalism" (wanting government to work in a wide variety of areas)Template:Libs


Washington ExaminerEdit

Becket AdamsEdit

commentary writer focusing on media and politics, Washington Examiner

  1. (5/11/2017) As a matter of national security, it's time to delete little Trumpy's Twitter account 🍼💣


Washington PostEdit

Washington Post Editorial StaffEdit

  1. (5/1/2017) The Kremlin is now election-meddling in Western Europe Template:UssreTemplate:Ussrh

Devlin Barrett and Matt ZapotoskyEdit

Barrett is a national security, homeland security and counterterrorism reporter, Washington Post; Zapotosky is a National Security reporter covering the Justice Department, Washington Post

  1. (5/19/2017) Is he gone? OK...commencing Operation Friday News Dump a current White House official has been identified as a significant person of interest in the law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaignTemplate:Noose
    1. (5/20/2017) It can only be JAAAREEED Independent UK headline: "Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner 'person of interest' in Russia investigation"; linked article includes a source, Yashar Ali of New York magazine, who tweeted: "It's jared Kushner have confirmed this with four people. I'm not speculating"; speculation about the identity arose after the Washington Post published this story ("Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say")Template:Noose

Aaron BlakeEdit

Senior political reporter, Washington Post

  1. (5/18/2017) When you sleep with a dog you wake up with fleas Washington Post headline: "Vice President Pence has a growing credibility problem"Template:Consq

Philip BumpEdit

NYC-based correspondent

  1. (5/10/2017) Let's see the score on how the GOP is reacting to news of Comey's termination. Livid: None Yet. Angry: 3 Skeptical: 6 Accepting: 6 Enthusiastic: 3 Angry: Flake (AZ), Comstock (VA), McCain (AZ), Curbelo (FL); Skeptical: Amash (MI), Sasse (NE), Lankford (OK), Burr (NC), Gowdy (SC), Corker (TN); Accepting: McConnell (KY), Tillis (NC), DeSantis (FL), Graham (SC), Banks (IN), Collins (ME), Rubio (FL); Enthusiastic: Roy Blunt (MO), Grassley (IA), Cornyn (TX)Template:ComeyTemplate:Svy
  2. (5/24/2017) Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex), who is also a French model, provides an internet citation the Washington Post's Philip Bump sees something happening: "the Internet has blurred the line between truth and fiction in increasingly problematic ways"; "negative partisanship of American politics"; "an impatience with or distrust of official information channels"; means the President of the United States prefers Photoshopped memes to "the FBI, the intelligence agencies and cadres of scientists"Template:CrackTemplate:CbiasTemplate:Cc6.0

Amy Brittain and Jonathan O'ConnellEdit

Brittain is a reporter; O'Connell has covered land use and development in the DC area

  1. (5/22/2017) Trump's Conflict-of-Interest-in-law is keeping his real estate holdings and not disclosing all of his various shady dealings Kushner attorneys have declined to provide details about the identity of buyers of some of the assets he has been selling off; they are also filing an updated disclosure form to correct several omissions not previously listed on the first submission; Kushner himself declined to comment for the article or to allow the Washington Post to review his ethics agreement with the White House; the White House claims a long-standing policy of confidentiality in regards to agreements and also rejected requests to answer questionsTemplate:Confl

Karoun Demirjian and Devlin BarrettEdit

Demirjian reports on defense and foreign policy, previously a correspondent based in Moscow bureau; Barrett is a national security, homeland security and counterterrorism reporter

  1. (5/24/2017) Did the Russians troll Comey? Did Comey put out that message before the election because of troll? Washington Post headline: "How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI?s handling of the Clinton probe"

Jackson DiehlEdit

deputy editorial page editor

  1. (5/26/2017) Trump invites freed political prisoner to the White House. "We actually didn't talk too much about (my time in) Egypt," she said. "We talked about how he actually had made a difference" Egyptian President Sisi’s regime regards civil society groups backed by US money or activists as national security threats; when Sisi came to Washington, Trump intervened in her case and got her, her husband Hassanein and all the other Belady staff acquitted and released after having spent three years in jailTemplate:StuntTemplate:Cozy

Ariana Eunjung ChaEdit

national reporter, Washington Post

  1. (5/19/2017) It's official. U.S. healthcare is an embarrassment published a global study in the Lancet, that measures "amenable mortality" (deaths that theoretically could have been avoided by timely and effective medical care) in 195 countries and territoties between 1990-2015; the study also highlights countries whose health-care quality has met or surpassed levels of other countries with similar developmentTemplate:Stdy

Adam Entous, Ellen NakashimaEdit

Entous writes about national security, foreign policy and intelligence; Nakashima is a national security reporter

  1. (5/24/2017) Trump's aides will soon hear AND YOU GET AN OBSTRUCTION CHARGE AND YOU GET AN OBSTRUCTION CHARGE The Atlantic's article links to a Washington Post article that says: "Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election"; also from WaPo's story: "senior White House officials sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the FBI to drop its probe of Michael Flynn"; when asked about The Post's report, a White House spokesperson replied: "The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals ... The president will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people"

Matea GoldEdit

national political reporter covering money and influence, Washington Post

  1. (5/5/2017) Assistant and ally to Mike Flynn enacted a clandestine social media operation that focused on investigating something on behalf of Turkey while he was also assigned to the Trump campaign, feeding data to Flynn--and Bannon Template:ConflTemplate:Drip
  2. (5/3/2017) Donald and Ivanka, still pimping a Philippine condo project "[the Manila project] is inconsistent with how the US has been relating to Duterte since he came to power. But it is consistent with what is important to Donald Trump."Template:ConflTemplate:Pilip😛Template:Trump

Tom HamburgerEdit

covers the intersection of money and politics, Washington Post

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip

Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. HeldermanEdit

Hamburger covers the intersection of money and politics; Helderman is a political enterprise and investigations reporter

  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) Search Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip

Drew HarwellEdit

national business reporter, Washington Post

  1. (5/3/2017) Donald and Ivanka, still pimping a Philippine condo project "[the Manila project] is inconsistent with how the US has been relating to Duterte since he came to power. But it is consistent with what is important to Donald Trump."Template:ConflTemplate:Pilip😛Template:Trump

Rosalind S. HeldermanEdit

political enterprise and investigations reporter, Washington Post

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip

Jenna JohnsonEdit

White House political reporter

  1. (5/10/2017) Spicer literally hides behind some bushes to avoid reporters Template:Apol

Glenn KesslerEdit

veteran diplomatic correspondent who writes the popular "Fact Checker" blog

  1. (5/26/2017) Trump Tweets that his European adventure has "made and saved the USA many billions of dollars and millions of jobs." You're welcome, America in this edition of the Washington Post Fact Checker measures the veracity of the President's latest tweet: "Just arrived in Italy for the G7. Trip has been very successful. We made and saved the USA many billions of dollars and millions of jobs."; Four PinocchiosTemplate:VisitTemplate:Weak

Greg Miller and Greg JaffeEdit

reporters, Washington, DC

  1. (5/15/2017) So wait, did I get him? Is it over? (headline reference) the President "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies"Template:BragTemplate:Drip
    1. (5/16/2017) Screaming overheard in Cabinet Room meeting between Spicer, Bannon and Sanders after Russia intel revelation reporters heard the volume of a TV increase in an attempt to drown out the screaming
    2. (5/16/2017) Remember back in the day on the campaign trail when Trump was able to convince voters that they should be all up in arms over a candidate who might have revealed America's secrets to the wrong people? Good times, good times NYC, June, 2016: "We can?t hand over our government to someone whose deepest, darkest secrets may be in the hands of our enemies."; Portland, Maine, August, 2016 "Her email scandal put our entire country at risk. Made our sensitive secrets vulnerable to hacking by foreign adversaries."Template:SaidTemplate:Hypo
    3. (5/16/2017) Less than a day after the White House denied any secrets were shared (you know the rest) the President tweeted: "As President I wanted to share with Russia (atan openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety"Template:RightwoTemplate:PetuTemplate:BragTemplate:Yntbom
    4. (5/16/2017) Five Eyes intel-sharing alliance fraying as nations realise alliance with the US means giving Trump's Russian buddies full access to all their classified intelFTFA: "Trump's cavalier attitude towards state secrets and his chumminess with Moscow can only deepen the anxiety in London and other allied capitals." gopfp{{}}Template:Allybus
    5. (5/16/2017) Nancy Pelosi: "The President of the United States is either knowingly handing over highly classified intelligence to a foreign adversary or he isn't smart enough to know what constitutes classified information" dk{{}}Template:Brag
    6. (5/16/2017) Jordan may have been the ally who shared the Intel with the US that Trump blurted out to the damn Russians last week later reports say Israel shared the intel; some suggest bothTemplate:Allybus

Ellen Nakashima, Adam Entous, Greg MillerEdit

Nakashima is a national security reporter; Entous writes about national security, foreign policy and intelligence; Miller is a national security correspondent

  1. (5/26/2017) There it is - the late Friday Trump-Russia revelation, three day weekend edition And what a dump it is: Washington Post presents yet another effort by Trump associates to conceal their contacts with Russia, act one of tonight's episode features Kushner, Flynn and Kislyak meeting at Trump Tower on December 1 or 2, 2017; according to US monitoring of Kislyak's communications with Moscow regarding the meeting, Kushner felt it necessary to continue communication with Russia, but knew it would be politically sensitive to meet publicly, so he suggested setting up a secure channel believing their pre-inauguration discussions would not be monitored if they used Russian diplomatic facilities in the US; a former senior intelligence official explains: Russian diplomats do have secure channels to Moscow, but for Kushner to request access to them "seems extremely naive or absolutely crazy"; although Russia has been known to feed false information as a way of sowing misinformation and confusion among US analysts, it's unclear what Kislyak would have had to gain by falsely characterizing his contacts with Kushner to Moscow, particularly at a time when the Kremlin still saw the prospect of dramatically improved relations with Trump; Act two features an anonymous letter the Post received the details of which have since been reviewed and confirmed by US intelligence officials; the letter described the Dec 1 or 2 meeting and the possibility of another meeting between a representative of Trump and a "Russian contact" in a third country whose name was not identified; the Post hints that the meeting in the letter could have been the one between Erik Prince, an informal adviser to the Trump transition team, and a representative of Putin who met in the Seychelles on nine days before inauguration day (Jan. 11, 2017)Template:DripTemplate:Wapolttr

Julie PaceEdit

Associated Press White House Correspondent

  1. (5/19/2017) Worldwide effort now underway to prevent a Trumper Tantrum over the next nine days as the Small Handed Talking Yam of Evil & Chaos takes his first presidential trip abroad Accommodations include: multi-lingual, more seasoned international traveler wife will accompany him; Saudi Arabia: steak with a side of ketchup offered alongside traditional local cuisine; NATO and the Group of 7 summits: short presentations with lots of visual aids; all of Trump’s five stops include daily downtimeTemplate:VisitTemplate:Trash🍼

Ashley Parker and Abby PhillipEdit

Parker is a journalist and a White House reporter, Washington Post; Phillip is national political reporter covering the White House, Washington Post

  1. (5/18/2017) The worst job in Washington is no longer Assistant Crack Whore; it is Anything in Donald Trump's Administration Some White House staffers, aides and senior staffers have turned to impeachment gallows humor, started contacting consultants, shopping their résumés, privately talking to friends about what a post-White House job would look likeTemplate:JudasTemplate:Staff

Abby PhilipEdit

national political reporter covering the White House, Washington Post

  1. (5/19/2017) Trump just doesn't know when to shut up FTFA: "President Trump’s silence lasted just over 12 hours. Then, he let it all out."; "At nearly every opportunity, in interviews, tweets and public statements, Trump has insisted that the investigation is a politically motivated farce."Template:DigTemplate:Comey

Philip RuckerEdit

White House Bureau Chief, Washington Post

  1. (5/22/2017) Trump administration "forgets" to invite the American reporters again Washington Post's Philip Rucker tweeted: "Sec State Tillerson is holding a news conference right now in Riyadh, per WH pool, but US reporters were not invited or told about it."; later, a transcript of the secret press conference Tillerson held with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir was given to US reporters by the State DepartmentTemplate:Visit

Paul WaldmanEdit

opinion blogger, Washington Post

  1. (5/5/2017) When even the Washington Post is calling for torches and pitchforks against the GOP, you done goofed Template:Goppol

David WeigelEdit

national political correspondent covering Congress and grassroots political movements

  1. (5/24/2017) Master hacker Kim Dotcom gets caught attempting to phish Seth Rich's gmail account to set up a fake email archive Joel Rich monitors his late son?s Gmail account and saw (but did not open) an invitation from welcome@mega.nz (a company Dotcom used to work for)Template:Cc6.0Template:Hack

Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz, and Adam EntousEdit

Zapotosky covers the Justice Department; Horwitz covers the Justice Department and criminal justice issues nationwide; Entous writes about national security, foreign policy and intelligence

  1. (5/25/2017) Investigation to add focus on Jared and his ties to Russia. Seriously, is there ANYONE in the Administration that DOESN'T have ties to Russia? as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner (one in April, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel with Kislyak and Jeff Sessions and two in December, 2017, the first with Flynn and Kislyak and the second with Vnesheconombank's Gorkov); one of Kushner's attorneys, Jamie Gorelick: "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry"; Mueller has been cleared by DoJ ethics experts to take over as Special CounselTemplate:NooseTemplate:Willtest

The WeekEdit

Pascal-Emmanuel GobryEdit

writer

  1. (5/14/2017) The Trump administration will end not with impeachment, but foot-shooting Template:Petu


YNet NewsEdit

Israeli publication

  1. (5/18/2017) Things Trump is happy to do for longer than 15 min: Play golf. Talk about crowd sizes. Watch Fox & Friends. Things he won't do for longer than 15 min: Read intelligence briefings. Keep state secrets to himself. Visit Israel's Holocaust memorial Trump’s advance team wants to limit his visit to Israel’s Holocaust memorial to no more than 15 minutes; enough time to sign the Yad Vashem guest book and deliver brief remarks alongside Prime Minister Netanyahu👑Template:FordigTemplate:DjttimeTemplate:Visit


The Young TurksEdit

Cenk Uygur and Michael TraceyEdit

host, co-founder of the The Young Turks, liberal/progressive political and social commentary program

  1. (5/15/2017) Let's start with the Russian conspiracy being a fabrication that "True Progressives" don't accept and get crazier from there. Shall we? Cenk Uygur disagreed with colleague, Michael TraceyTemplate:Libs


Freelance JournalistsEdit

Seth AbramsonEdit

freelance journalist; attorney; professor at UNH

  1. (5/3/2017) Alt Right Trolls view Donald Trump as a "weaponized autist" who is so clearly dysfunctional in every way that his election as president is hilarious 

Laurelai BaileyEdit

former security researcher, independent journalist

  1. (5/2/2017) Spicer tweeted his bitcoin address, not a password Template:WishTemplate:Btc

Berkeley BreathedEdit

cartoonist, Bloom County

  1. (5/25/2017) Steve Dallas has been served by the bigliest, most terrific letter ever. Believe me. You'll never see another one like it Trump attorney Marc E. Kasowitz has sent a letter to Berkeley Breathed asking that he stop using "the rights-protected visages of my client and his family"; Mr. Kasowitz reminds Mr. Breathed that although his client is a public figure, "he retains the rights to both his and his family's image" and commercial rights for use have not been granted "nor will they be"👑Template:Weak

David CallahanEdit

founder and editor, Inside Philanthropy; author, "The Givers"

  1. (5/15/2017) The Super Rich have become Super Citizens New Republic looks at a new book, David Callahan's "The Givers: Money, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age", that "looks at wealth, charity, and how the superrich shape public policy to their own ends"Template:Cwar

Matthew InmanEdit

The Oatmeal

  1. (5/4/2017) You're not going to believe this, Republibros and Clintrumpistas, but this is how the backfire effect works Template:MythTemplate:CbiasTemplate:Backeff

Jeff JettonEdit

"Brightest Young Things", pop culture blog; co-founder, DC's first noodle restaurant, Toki Underground; contributor

  1. (5/8/2017) The invisible hand of the Trump-Russia relationship is the owner of a ramen shop Template:Wwwpi}

Pod Save AmericaEdit

political podcast for people not yet ready to give up or go insane

  • hosted by four former Obama Administration staffers:
    • Jon Favreau
    • Jon Lovett
    • Dan Pfeiffer
    • Tommy Vietor
  1. (5/8/2017) Snowflakes upset that someone used adult language. 'Grab them by the pussy' still cromulent though. And a business model in response to Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador's assertion that "nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care," Senator Kamala Harris (D CA) asked, "... you might as well say, ‘Well, people don't starve because they don't have food.' What the fuck is that?" (Live Podcast 'Pod Save America' at The Warfield, San Francisco, May 6, 2017)Template:SnowTemplate:Fbomb

Woodward and BernsteinEdit

former Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate scandal

  1. (5/15/2017) Woodward and Bernstein: "This isn't Watergate yet, but it could be worse in the end" on Fox News Sunday, Bob Woodward said: "This is not yet Watergate ... There is a tremendous amount of smoke"; on CNN's ?Reliable Sources? Sunday, Carl Bernstein said: "[W]e are looking at the possibility that the president of the United States ... colluded with a hostile foreign power to undermine the basis of our democracy: free elections"Template:NixonTemplate:Comey


Independent Internet SleuthsEdit

Eric GarlandEdit

strategic intelligence analyst, author

  1. (5/10/2017) A short summation of yesterday's Senate Hearing, with commentary Eric Garland's TweetStorm of Yates and Clapper testimony before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, Monday, May 8, 2017Template:Rev

Louise MenschEdit

English author, independent investigative journalist

  1. (5/12/2017) I suggest you invest in salt futures for this, but Louise Mensch's sources claim there's a RICO investigation pending for the entire GOP establishment Template:WwwpiTemplate:Wish

Palmer ReportEdit

  1. (5/10/2017) With Comey finally out of the way and the FBI adrift at sea, Donald Trump can finally get back to the things that are truly important, like resuming his meetings with the Russians from the Steele Dossier Template:Wish
  2. (5/13/2017) Oh my Palmer Report headline: "Annapolis firm raided by FBI has ties to Steve Bannon"Template:Wish
  3. (5/15/2017) According to unconfirmed Twitter intelligence source Broadsword Six, POTUS Fat Kid goes wheels up tomorrow. Jeez, I guess I better call in to work then Palmer Report headline: "Are authorities planning to move in on Donald Trump's chumps while he's overseas?"Template:Wish
  4. (5/22/2017) Thanks to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Articles of Impeachment drafting process may already be underway in the House Judiciary Committee wish{{}}
  5. (5/23/2017) Donald Trump uses the exact same language to describe terrorists that he applies to people that want affordable Health Care... which he has been shown to believe only costs $15 a month FTFA: "[Trump] ... can’t seem to differentiate between America’s enemies and his own personal enemies"Template:Man2205

PatriboticsEdit

  1. (5/23/2017) *snorts line of salt* "Misha" Flynn is talking to the FBI, is responsible for the rise of Nazis in European elections, committed treason in Manchester, England, and interpreted Trump's "Stay Strong" text as a threat Patribotics claims Flynn has turned on Trump and talked to the FBITemplate:WishTemplate:Wwwpi

Albert RuizEdit

economist, statistician

  1. (5/22/2017) Add Mitch McConnell to the "guess who else took Russian money" list the link goes to a tweet from Albert Ruiz showing page 14 of 58 of a Schedule A FEC Form 3X for the super PAC, Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) showing that SLF received $1 million from Access Industries, Inc.Template:TurtleTemplate:CitznuTemplate:Noose


I Will Restore Law And Order To Our CountryEdit

I Alone Can Fix ItEdit

While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State


Current and former US OfficialsEdit

familiar with the exchanges

  1. (5/18/2017) Hey kids what time is it? Time for more undisclosed Russian contact during the campaign between April and November, 2016 Trump campaign operatives made at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties; White House declined to comment; Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; Russian foreign ministry official in Moscow declined to comment but, referred Reuters to the Trump administration; spokesman for the Russian embassy in Washington, "We do not comment on our daily contacts with the local interlocutors"Template:Drip

Unnamed White House staffersEdit

  1. (5/19/2017) White House staffers say that what with the trebuchets pounding the ways day and night, and that squad at the front gate with the massive battering ram, they're kinda starting to feel like they're under siege {{unnamed GOP operative in touch with White House officials blames the situation: "Some of them think it will pass, some are frustrated because they look like amateurs in responding to all of this, and some are freaked out because there is an actual investigation now ... [i]t’s leaks and tweets and frenzy. They wake up every day and are continually slapped in the face and it doesn’t look like it will stop. They’re demoralized."; Rep. Kevin Cramer (R ND 1st) knows exactly who to blame: "We need some communication discipline from the White House because you know that the enemy -- and the enemy in this case is everyone from the New York Times and Washington Post to the Democratic Party -- is laying in wait for him"}}Template:Facade

Unnamed GOP operativeEdit

in touch with White House officials

  1. (5/19/2017) White House staffers say that what with the trebuchets pounding the ways day and night, and that squad at the front gate with the massive battering ram, they're kinda starting to feel like they're under siege {{unnamed GOP operative in touch with White House officials blames the situation: "Some of them think it will pass, some are frustrated because they look like amateurs in responding to all of this, and some are freaked out because there is an actual investigation now ... [i]t’s leaks and tweets and frenzy. They wake up every day and are continually slapped in the face and it doesn’t look like it will stop. They’re demoralized."; Rep. Kevin Cramer (R ND 1st) knows exactly who to blame: "We need some communication discipline from the White House because you know that the enemy -- and the enemy in this case is everyone from the New York Times and Washington Post to the Democratic Party -- is laying in wait for him"}}Template:Facade

former Trump Transition OfficialEdit

  1. (5/13/2017) Insider reveals chaos inside White House. Lots of Yakety Sax and staff running around at double speed "The communications team shit the bed on the Comey firing and now the war with the FBI has them all scared and throwing each other under the bus ... Thank God I don?t work there. If I did, I?d be dialing up my attorney"Template:BtsTemplate:Noose


James ComeyEdit

specifically his possible upcoming Congressional testimony

  1. (5/13/2017) James Comey declines to testify... unless it's in public Template:ComeyTemplate:Willtest
    1. (5/17/2017) Comey: "I'll testify, but only publicly." Sen. Lindsey Graham (R): "Sounds good to me. When can you get here?" uncertain if the invitation was for a hearing before the full Judiciary Committee or the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, which has jurisdiction over the FBI and is chaired by GrahamTemplate:WilltestTemplate:Comey
    2. (5/17/2017) Not wanting to be left in the dust by the Senate, Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) invites former FBI Director James Comey to testify before the House Oversight Committee Template:WilltestTemplate:Comey
    3. (5/19/2017) Next week, Comey will break his silence, Trump told CNN's Erin Burnett asked Rep. Will Hurd (R TX 23rd) if Comey will testify before his committee: "I'm pretty confident he is. And that hearing may be as soon as the 24th of May."Template:WilltestTemplate:Comey
    4. (5/20/2017) Comey DO play that Senator Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Senator Warner ranking member, announced that James Comey, the former FBI director, has committed to testify in open session before their committee; the committee will schedule the open hearing after the Memorial Day breakTemplate:WilltestTemplate:Comey

US Deputy Attorney GeneralEdit

Rod Rosenstein

  1. (5/17/2017) Mueller? Mueller? Mueller? Mueller? Oh, there you are. Great, the investigation can get started then Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Bob Mueller to be a special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaignTemplate:Indinst
  2. (5/18/2017) Rod Rosenstein did not consult Donald Trump before appointing so-called former FBI Director Mueller as Special Counsel indinst{{}}
  3. (5/19/2017) Trump just doesn't know when to shut up FTFA: "President Trump's silence lasted just over 12 hours. Then, he let it all out."; "At nearly every opportunity, in interviews, tweets and public statements, Trump has insisted that the investigation is a politically motivated farce."Template:DigTemplate:Comey

Special CounselEdit

former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller; appointed to oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign

  1. (5/17/2017) Mueller? Mueller? Mueller? Mueller? Oh, there you are. Great, the investigation can get started then Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Bob Mueller to be a special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaignTemplate:Indinst
  2. (5/18/2017) Rod Rosenstein did not consult Donald Trump before appointing so-called former FBI Director Mueller as Special Counsel indinst{{}}
  3. (5/19/2017) Trump just doesn't know when to shut up FTFA: "President Trump's silence lasted just over 12 hours. Then, he let it all out."; "At nearly every opportunity, in interviews, tweets and public statements, Trump has insisted that the investigation is a politically motivated farce."Template:DigTemplate:Comey

Dana J. BoenteEdit

US attorney, Eastern District of Virginia; appointed by Sessions to be Acting Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, Department of Justice

  1. (5/18/2017) [NEWS FLASH tab: Okay, today's breaking Trump scandals are out of the way, I can finally sit down and rela... OH GOD DAMN ITTrump transition team’s chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel knew that Flynn was under federal investigation on January 4, 2017] drip{{}}Template:SubpeoTemplate:Noose

US Attorney Dana Boente's officeEdit

  1. (5/9/2017) Another shoe drops: Flynn associates receive grand jury subpoenas subpoenas issued by US Attorney Dana Boente's office in Alexandria, Virginia; received by Flynn associates on contracts after he was forced out as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014Template:Bcf🏪

Brandon Van GrackEdit

national security prosecutor, Justice Department HQ, Washington; specializes in espionage

  • leading a grand jury inquiry in Northern Virginia
    • scrutinizing Flynn’s foreign lobbying
    • issuing subpoenas to businesses that worked with Flynn and his associates
  1. (5/18/2017) [NEWS FLASH tab: Okay, today's breaking Trump scandals are out of the way, I can finally sit down and rela... OH GOD DAMN ITTrump transition team’s chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel knew that Flynn was under federal investigation on January 4, 2017] drip{{}}Template:SubpeoTemplate:Noose

US District Judge Victoria RobertsEdit

US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

  1. (5/21/2017) Trump misses court ordered deadline for turning over Giuliani memo. So...now what? the Giuliani memo is a document drafted at Trump's request during his campaign for President and under former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani's guidance that "allegedly served as an outline to make the travel ban look like it wasn't aimed at Muslims"; US District Judge Victoria Roberts in Detroit (Arab American Civil Rights League v. Trump, 2:17-cv-10310 (E.D. Mich.)) gave the Trump administration until Friday, May 19, 2017 to produce the memo; by Saturday, May 20, 2017 the ACLU said the President did not meet the deadline; Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Michigan, Miriam Aukerman, asks: "If, as the administration claims, the Executive Order is not a Muslim Ban, then why is the administration refusing to turn over the Giuliani memo? What is in that document that the government doesn't want the court to see?"Template:Yntbom
    1. (5/23/2017) Rudy 9/11 then: I was asked to come up with language for the travel ban. Now: I had nothing to do with it. Who to believe Rudy then or now? in a signed affidavit for a case in which he is representing Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab, Giuliani swore: "Neither I nor my firm has represented the Trump administration. In particular I have not served on any Trump administration commission 'relating to the so-called Muslim ban executive orders'. For clarity, I have not participated in writing any of the executive orders on that subject issued by the Trump administration"Template:Hsss

CongressEdit

  1. (5/1/2017) Congress on the verge of actually passing a bi-partisan budget, and spites Trump by refusing to fund his wall to boot the 1,600 page bill doesn?t include money for the border wall or block funds for "sanctuary cities"; also some monies are contingent on first presenting plans to Congress; Alternate link provided by FarkerTemplate:Chkbal
  2. (5/3/2017) While Trump claims that the recent budget deal includes a "down payment on the border wall" a keen observer will note that the down payment was in the amount of $0 

Congressional RulesEdit

  1. (5/2/2017) Trump: The US 'needs a good shutdown'. Always start at the top I always say Template:Gopgov

CBOEdit

Congressional Budget Office

  1. (5/24/2017) The CBO scoring of the house lack of health care bill (AKA TrumpDontCare) is due out Wed. afternoon. Anyone want to set the over/under on the number of people who will lose health coverage Yahoo News headline: "CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiations"Template:Legis
  2. (5/25/2017) Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) tears up when reporters get him to read CBO analysis of AHCA indicating it would undermine preexisting conditions protections. Apparently reading is painful the section of the CBO report that surprised Rep. Meadows: "... the waivers in those states would have another effect: Community-rated premiums would rise over time, and people who are less healthy (including those with preexisting or newly acquired medical conditions) would ultimately be unable to purchase comprehensive non-group health insurance at premiums comparable to those under current law, if they could purchase it at all -- despite the additional funding that would be available under H.R. 1628 to help reduce premiums"Template:Cbodcr🌅
  3. (5/25/2017) Newt Gingrich says we should just abolish the CBO because of course he does someone (Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo) asked Newt Gingrich what his opinion is; he wants to get rid of the CBO, White House daily briefings and asked if he would be President Trump's Chief of Staff, "major changes in the White House [are] for President Trump to decide"

Various Congressional lobbying oversight officesEdit

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Template:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip
    was asked by Public Citizen to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status

House Judiciary CommitteeEdit

  1. (5/22/2017) Thanks to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Articles of Impeachment drafting process may already be underway in the House Judiciary Committee wish{{}}

House Intelligence CommitteeEdit

  1. (5/23/2017) Will Flynn be brought up? Will Republicans demand to know why the president keeps leaking...uh, I mean those damn leakers. What were we talking about? THIS is your former CIA Director Brennan testimony on Russiagate (10am start) test{{}}Template:Cspan
    1. (5/23/2017) Brennan: Russia may have successfully recruited Trump campaign aides by the time John Brennan stepped down as CIA director on Jan. 20, 2017: "I had unresolved questions in my mind about whether or not the Russians had been successful in getting U.S. persons ... to work on their behalf"; CIA gathers intelligence but does not investigate crimes; evidence collected by the CIA was passed on to the FBITemplate:Noose

Senate Intelligence CommitteeEdit

  1. (5/20/2017) Comey DO play that Senator Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Senator Warner ranking member, announced that James Comey, the former FBI director, has committed to testify in open session before their committee; the committee will schedule the open hearing after the Memorial Day breakTemplate:WilltestTemplate:Comey
  2. (5/22/2017) Unwilling to take the hit, Flynn pleads the fifth. This will surely anger the orange sith flynn{{}}Template:5th
    1. (5/24/2017) Senate Intelligence Committee to Mike Flynn, we will see your fifth and raise you a pair. A pair of subpoenas on your businesses Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member, Senator Warner explained, "... business does not have a right to take the Fifth. It is a corporation" adding that "all options" to enforce requests were on the table; Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, Senator Burr expanded on that thought: "The end of that option is a contempt charge ... That's not our preference today. We would like to hear from Gen. Flynn. We'd like to see his documents. We'd like him to tell his story because he publicly said, 'I've got a story to tell.' We're allowing him that opportunity."Template:SubpeoTemplate:5th
  3. (5/23/2017) Manafort and Stone: Hey Mike, we're neck deep in corruption too, but you don't see us trying to wag our dicks at the Senate The Hill reports that NBC News reports that Paul Manafort and Roger Stone handed over documents requested by the Senate Intelligence CommitteeTemplate:Coop
  4. (5/23/2017) Carter Page announces his future plans to plead the fifth Business Insider headline: "Carter Page: 'I have no intention to plead the Fifth, since I've never done anything wrong'"Template:WilltestTemplate:PageTemplate:5th

Rep. Ted Lieu (D CA 33th)Edit

  1. (5/22/2017) Thanks to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Articles of Impeachment drafting process may already be underway in the House Judiciary Committee wish{{}}

Senator Chuck Schumer (D NY)Edit

  1. (5/1/2017) How do we know President Trump is doing a great job? The party of obstruction hates him Template:Gopgov

Rep. Ted Deutch (D FL 22)Edit

  1. (5/2/2017) Congress allocates an extra $120M to fund Trump's vacations over the next six months. Of course, imagine how much more it would cost if he were spending that time trying to govern Template:White

Senators Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell and 9 other SenatorsEdit

  1. (5/18/2017) Washington State Senators demand investigation into Jeff Beauregard Sessions' possible violations of recusal, suspected involvement in the battles of Antietam and Gettysburg Senators Murray and Cantwell and 9 other Democratic Senators wrote a letter (pdf showing signatures) to the Inspector General of the DoJ asking for an inquiry into, among other concerns, three questions spelled out that they want answers to: To what extent is Attorney General Sessions required to recuse himself from investigations into matters related to the Trump campaign under 28 C.F.R. § 45.2, or any other relevant rules and regulations?; What was the scope of Attorney General Sessions’ publicly announced March 2, 2017 recusal?; What is the timeline of Attorney General Sessions’ involvement in the removal of F.B.I. Director James Comey? Did his involvement in Director Comey’s termination violate his recusal agreement or requirements, or other DOJ rules, regulations, and precedents?Template:OversTemplate:Comey

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D MA)Edit

  1. (5/18/2017) This will be a massive disappointment to the two people who actually thought Trump would break up the big banks Senate Banking Chairman, Mike Crapo (R ID): "[T]he notion of an absolute Glass-Steagall, which was what he discussed today, is not something I think the administration has ever said that they supported."Template:Glass

Six SenatorsEdit

wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGO

  • Senators Bob Menendez (D NJ), John Cornyn (R TX), Ted Cruz (R TX), Marco Rubio (R FL), Bill Cassidy (R LA) and Dick Durbin (D IL)
  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Template:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip

Schedule A FEC Form 3XEdit

an FEC form for Super PACs to summarize receipts and disbursements

  1. (5/22/2017) Add Mitch McConnell to the "guess who else took Russian money" list the link goes to a tweet from Albert Ruiz showing page 14 of 58 of a Schedule A FEC Form 3X for the super PAC, Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) showing that SLF received $1 million from Access Industries, Inc.Template:TurtleTemplate:CitznuTemplate:Noose

Walter ShaubEdit

director, Office of Governmental Ethics

  1. (5/22/2017) *puts finger on temple* The Office of Government Ethics can't monitor all the lobbyists we hired if we remove their ability to monitor anything Talking Points Memo discusses a NYT article about a letter the White House sent asking the director of the Office of Government Ethics to withdraw a request for copies of lobbyist waivers; the director replied, "O.G.E. declines your request to suspend its ethics inquiry and reiterates its expectation that agencies will fully comply with its directive" copies went to every federal agency ethics officer, six members of Congress who oversee government operations and the inspector generals from agencies governmentwideTemplate:LobbyTemplate:YntbomTemplate:EthicTemplate:Burea
    1. (5/23/2017) Ethics Office responds to White House's attempt to block disclosure of ethics waivers with a scathing letter that cites a Republican senator who backed their legal authority to request that waivers be made public under the previous administration the full text of Office of Government Ethics director Walter Shaub's response to the Trump administration's letter requesting to be exempt from ethics rules; included is an excerpt from a letter the OGE received from Senator Chuck Grassley (R IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who asked Shaub to insure that the Obama administration follow ethics rules regarding disclosure: "The American people deserve a full accounting of all waivers and recusals to better understand who is running the government and whether the Administration is adhering to its promise to be open, transparent, and accountable. I urge you to take immediate action to make any waivers and recusals public ..."Template:BcratTemplate:GbtwTemplate:EthicTemplate:Mirror

Office of Governmental EthicsEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) GOP frustrated by slow pace of Trump staffing. America frustrated by slow pace of days until next election Senator Inhofe believes it's a "good idea" to bypass the Senate's rigorous confirmation process because temporary appointees may be more partisan and willing to implement Trump's agenda; federal law allows temporary officials to serve without Senate approval for up to 210 days (in some cases up to 420 days); As of May 20, 35 of the 94 Trump nominees had been confirmed of the more than 550 that requiring Senate confirmation; GOP lawmakers claim the delay is due to clearing people through the Office of Government EthicsTemplate:GopgovTemplate:MicroTemplate:Trip
  2. (5/26/2017) Jared and Ivanka Trump took an Instagram snap of themselves and wind up with a fresh new ethics violation as they failed to disclose all of the artwork they owned, which showed up in the background forged from the art nerds at ArtNet.com: Ivanka Trump regularly showcases her collection on Instagram, blocking the artwork in posts tied to her business; Kushner failed to report the couple’s art collection in required financial disclosures (Trump is considered covered by her husband’s disclosures); the collection includes: Alex Israel, Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, Alex Da Corte, and David Ostrowski; other Trump administration officials who did disclose their artwork were: Ross (whose collection is worth at least $50 million) and Mnuchin (ownd several works including a stake in a $14.7 million Willem de Kooning painting)Template:EthicTemplate:Veruka

FECEdit

Federal Election Commission charged exclusively with monitoring and enforcing the Federal Election Campaign Act

  • can be sued
  • if complainants are unhappy with the results of an investigation
  • believe an investigation is taking too long
  1. (5/23/2017) FEC calling for an investigation into your father's Facebook page because Russia may have bought the ads targeting him Free Speech for People and Campaign for Accountability filed a joint complaint with the FEC alleging Russia violated the foreign money ban when state-run media outlets and social-media operations disseminated stories intended to boost Trump and damage Clinton; FEC Commissioner, Ellen Weintraub, wants to investigate Russian involvement in spreading ads on Facebook during the 2016 POTUS campaign based on a Time magazine article that details how intelligence officials have evidence that Russian agents bought Facebook ad to disseminate election-themed stories and those efforts were boosted by two US companies with deep ties to Trump, Breitbart News and Cambridge AnalyticaTemplate:VoterTemplate:Burea

Federal Election Campaign ActEdit

  • bars foreign nationals, companies or governments from
    • donating to US campaign committees
    • making expenditures "for the purpose of influencing" an election
  • prohibits campaigns from
    • coordinating with foreign entities
  1. (5/23/2017) FEC calling for an investigation into your father's Facebook page because Russia may have bought the ads targeting him Free Speech for People and Campaign for Accountability filed a joint complaint with the FEC alleging Russia violated the foreign money ban when state-run media outlets and social-media operations disseminated stories intended to boost Trump and damage Clinton; FEC Commissioner, Ellen Weintraub, wants to investigate Russian involvement in spreading ads on Facebook during the 2016 POTUS campaign based on a Time magazine article that details how intelligence officials have evidence that Russian agents bought Facebook ad to disseminate election-themed stories and those efforts were boosted by two US companies with deep ties to Trump, Breitbart News and Cambridge AnalyticaTemplate:VoterTemplate:Burea

Ellen WeintraubEdit

FEC Commissioner, Democratic appointee

  • wants an FEC into investigate Russian involvement in Facebook ads spread during the 2016 POTUS campaign, based on a Time magazine article
  1. (5/23/2017) FEC calling for an investigation into your father's Facebook page because Russia may have bought the ads targeting him Free Speech for People and Campaign for Accountability filed a joint complaint with the FEC alleging Russia violated the foreign money ban when state-run media outlets and social-media operations disseminated stories intended to boost Trump and damage Clinton; FEC Commissioner, Ellen Weintraub, wants to investigate Russian involvement in spreading ads on Facebook during the 2016 POTUS campaign based on a Time magazine article that details how intelligence officials have evidence that Russian agents bought Facebook ad to disseminate election-themed stories and those efforts were boosted by two US companies with deep ties to Trump, Breitbart News and Cambridge AnalyticaTemplate:VoterTemplate:Burea

FEC staff investigative reportEdit

any report generated by the staff at the FEC FEC staff investigative reports

  • are used by commissioners to assess civil penalties
  • referred to Justice Department for criminal investigation or penalties
  • would become public regardless of the commissioners' votes
  1. (5/23/2017) FEC calling for an investigation into your father's Facebook page because Russia may have bought the ads targeting him Free Speech for People and Campaign for Accountability filed a joint complaint with the FEC alleging Russia violated the foreign money ban when state-run media outlets and social-media operations disseminated stories intended to boost Trump and damage Clinton; FEC Commissioner, Ellen Weintraub, wants to investigate Russian involvement in spreading ads on Facebook during the 2016 POTUS campaign based on a Time magazine article that details how intelligence officials have evidence that Russian agents bought Facebook ad to disseminate election-themed stories and those efforts were boosted by two US companies with deep ties to Trump, Breitbart News and Cambridge AnalyticaTemplate:VoterTemplate:Burea

JASTAEdit

Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which allows relatives of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for their deaths

  1. (5/23/2017) The Saudis gave Trump $360b in deals hoping Trump would rescind the 9/11 lawsuit law. Unfortunately, they are about to learn what Americans already know, the man is not so much a deal maker, as he is a promise breaker Saudis are convinced the man they consider the ultimate salesman will make a deal to end the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which allows relatives of 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom for their deaths; reflecting a view heard widely among Saudis, social researcher and writer, Mohammed Alhamza said: "If Trump supports the JASTA, he will lose the relationship with Saudi Arabia"Template:NegotTemplate:Saud

Durbin AmendmentEdit

an amendment to Dodd-Frank that limits the fees that may be charged to retailers for debit card processing

  1. (5/23/2017) House GOP trips on their own dicks yet again at issue is the "Durbin Amendment" an amendment to Dodd-Frank that limits the fees that may be charged to retailers for debit card processing; Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R TN 4th) describes the lobbyist fight succinctly: "it’s banks against retailers"; Rep. Dennis Ross (R FL 15th) warns: "If Durbin is repealed, two major companies will have over 80 percent share of the market [and] will dictate the price of routing fees -- all to the detriment of consumers"Template:DdfrnkTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Mono

US District Judge Richard BermanEdit

Senior US District Judge, US District Court, Southern District of New York

  1. (5/23/2017) Rudy 9/11 then: I was asked to come up with language for the travel ban. Now: I had nothing to do with it. Who to believe Rudy then or now? in a signed affidavit for a case in which he is representing Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab, Giuliani swore: "Neither I nor my firm has represented the Trump administration. In particular I have not served on any Trump administration commission 'relating to the so-called Muslim ban executive orders'. For clarity, I have not participated in writing any of the executive orders on that subject issued by the Trump administration"Template:Hsss

Department of JusticeEdit

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Template:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip
    was asked by Public Citizen to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status

Glass-SteagallEdit

legislation that separates investment from commercial banking

  1. (5/18/2017) This will be a massive disappointment to the two people who actually thought Trump would break up the big banks Senate Banking Chairman, Mike Crapo (R ID): "[T]he notion of an absolute Glass-Steagall, which was what he discussed today, is not something I think the administration has ever said that they supported."Template:Glass

Governor Roy Cooper (D NC)Edit

  1. (5/11/2017) NC: We need $929 million to recover from Hurricane Matthew. Trump: You'll get $6.1 million and like it Hurricane Matthew hit in 2016Template:DisrelTemplate:Stigg

US Ambassador to QatarEdit

Dana Shell Smith

  1. (5/11/2017) US diplomat on Twitter: Christ these freaks in the Trump administration make it hard to do my job Ambassador to Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, tweeted from her personal account: "Increasingly difficult to wake up overseas to news from home, knowing I will spend today explaining our democracy and institutions."; and "Diplomats explain & defend our political system.Can be tough when partisan acrimony so high, but there is still no greater country. #USA ????"🍼

Presidential Records ActEdit

including all subsequent amendments, especially, Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014

  1. (5/14/2017) Trump writes "We" on Twitter, hits "Tweet" and everyone notices, resulting in him illegally deleting the error All material publicised by the President is public property and must be archived (from a Farker in thread[2])💣

US official familiar with the matterEdit

  1. (5/15/2017) So wait, did I get him? Is it over? (headline reference) the President "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies"Template:BragTemplate:Drip
    1. (5/16/2017) Screaming overheard in Cabinet Room meeting between Spicer, Bannon and Sanders after Russia intel revelation reporters heard the volume of a TV increase in an attempt to drown out the screaming
    2. (5/16/2017) Remember back in the day on the campaign trail when Trump was able to convince voters that they should be all up in arms over a candidate who might have revealed America's secrets to the wrong people? Good times, good times NYC, June, 2016: "We can?t hand over our government to someone whose deepest, darkest secrets may be in the hands of our enemies."; Portland, Maine, August, 2016 "Her email scandal put our entire country at risk. Made our sensitive secrets vulnerable to hacking by foreign adversaries."Template:SaidTemplate:Hypo
    3. (5/16/2017) Less than a day after the White House denied any secrets were shared (you know the rest) the President tweeted: "As President I wanted to share with Russia (atan openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety"Template:RightwoTemplate:PetuTemplate:BragTemplate:Yntbom
    4. (5/16/2017) Five Eyes intel-sharing alliance fraying as nations realise alliance with the US means giving Trump's Russian buddies full access to all their classified intelFTFA: "Trump's cavalier attitude towards state secrets and his chumminess with Moscow can only deepen the anxiety in London and other allied capitals." gopfp{{}}Template:Allybus
    5. (5/16/2017) Nancy Pelosi: "The President of the United States is either knowingly handing over highly classified intelligence to a foreign adversary or he isn't smart enough to know what constitutes classified information" dk{{}}Template:Brag
    6. (5/16/2017) Jordan may have been the ally who shared the Intel with the US that Trump blurted out to the damn Russians last week later reports say Israel shared the intel; some suggest bothTemplate:Allybus

Unknown Federal InvestigatorsEdit

  1. (5/16/2017) Feds subpeona Manafort. Oh, and Mensch was right about this one a few days ago unnamed investigators asking for records related to a $3.5 million mortgage that Manafort took out on his Hamptons home just after leaving the Trump campaign; Manafort's name and signature do not appear on any of the loan documents that are publicly availableTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:NooseTemplate:Laund

Eric SchneidermanEdit

Attorney General, New York state

  1. (5/16/2017) Feds subpeona Manafort. Oh, and Mensch was right about this one a few days ago unnamed investigators asking for records related to a $3.5 million mortgage that Manafort took out on his Hamptons home just after leaving the Trump campaign; Manafort's name and signature do not appear on any of the loan documents that are publicly availableTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:NooseTemplate:Laund

UCC financing statementEdit

standard document under the Uniform Commercial Code that details property taken as collateral from a borrower and secures the lender's claim to the assigned collateral

David ReissEdit

professor specializes in real estate law, Brooklyn Law School "It would be totally ill-advised to not record the loan on the property that is being secured. ? Recording the mortgage on the property protects the lender."

  • Without [paperwork], there's no public record that the borrower owes money
  1. (5/16/2017) Feds subpeona Manafort. Oh, and Mensch was right about this one a few days ago unnamed investigators asking for records related to a $3.5 million mortgage that Manafort took out on his Hamptons home just after leaving the Trump campaign; Manafort's name and signature do not appear on any of the loan documents that are publicly availableTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:NooseTemplate:Laund

Summerbreeze LLC UCC with S C 3Edit

  • Summerbreeze LLC took out a $3.5 million loan on Manafort's Bridgehampton home
  • lender (S C 3) never filed with the state of New York
  • does not have Manafort's name on it, but
    • gives his Florida address as a contact
    • lists his Bridgehampton home as collateral
  1. (5/16/2017) Feds subpeona Manafort. Oh, and Mensch was right about this one a few days ago unnamed investigators asking for records related to a $3.5 million mortgage that Manafort took out on his Hamptons home just after leaving the Trump campaign; Manafort's name and signature do not appear on any of the loan documents that are publicly availableTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:NooseTemplate:Laund

Manafort UCC with Unknown lenderEdit

  • $3.5 million mortgage that Manafort took out on his Hamptons home
  • never filed with Suffolk County, New York
  • taken out through a shell company (might be Summerbreeze LLC, but NBC News does not clarify)
  • allegedly repaid in December
    • paperwork showing the repayment was not filed until he was asked about the loan by NBC News
    • Manafort's shell company never paid up to $36,000 in taxes that would be due on the loan
  1. (5/16/2017) Feds subpeona Manafort. Oh, and Mensch was right about this one a few days ago unnamed investigators asking for records related to a $3.5 million mortgage that Manafort took out on his Hamptons home just after leaving the Trump campaign; Manafort's name and signature do not appear on any of the loan documents that are publicly availableTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:NooseTemplate:Laund

Bob FergusonEdit

Attorney General, Washington state; internationally ranked chess player

  1. (5/18/2017) Someone who knows how to play chess is anticipating Trump's next moves Time magazine headline: "President Trump’s Aggression Will Be His Undoing"Template:WeakTemplate:ComeyTemplate:Parks

4th Circuit Court of AppealsEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) 4th Circuit Court of Appeals issues judicial chokeslam of its own to Trump's Muslim Ban FTFA: "Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Richmond, Virginia, voted 10-3 to uphold a ruling by a federal judge in Maryland who declared in March that the president's revised travel order amounted to unconstitutional religious discrimination"; the court said the Justice Department argument that the executive order had a legitimate national security purpose "is belied by evidence in the record that President Trump issued the first executive order without consulting with the relevant security agencies"Template:Law

Mission Tax Exemption CardsEdit

cards given to diplomats from the US State Department

  • MTE cards provide a point-of-sale exemption from sales tax on goods and services, including hotel rooms, across the US
  1. (5/25/2017) President Trump failing to track foreign cash at his hotels from foreign governments despite campaign promise. Some businessman this guy is; FTFA: [a new Trump Organization policy "suggests that it is up to foreign governments, not Trump hotels, to determine whether they self-report their business."; also FTFA: "The State Department issues diplomats "mission tax exemption cards," which provide a point-of-sale exemption from sales tax on goods and services, including hotel rooms, across the United States. The Trump organization could keep track of foreign government payments based on which guests are using the mission tax exemption card."; following the law, according to the pamphlet: "diminishes the experience of our brand"; the policy is outlined in a pamphlet: "Trump: Donation of Profits from Foreign Government Patronage"trump{{}}

MedicaidEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) White House admits it doesn't know how much it's cutting from Medicaid. Apparently it all depends on how fast patients die off when they're denied any health care benefits a senior official from OMB estimates it's $1 trillion +/- $400 billion: "It's north of $610 billion, but it's not $1.4 trillion"

FIFRAEdit

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 1972 federal law that set up the basic US system of pesticide regulation to protect applicators, consumers, and the environment

  1. (5/26/2017) GOP votes to undo pesticide protections for nation's waterways the bill, HR 953, prohibits the EPA or any state from requiring a permit for discharging a pesticide from a point source into navigable waters if the discharge is approved under FIFRA; this bill allows exemptions from this prohibitionTemplate:ToxTemplate:GopenvTemplate:TrojanTemplate:Stigg

Clean Water ActEdit

Federal Water Pollution Control Act 1972 established the basic structure for regulating pollutant discharges into the waters of the US; gave EPA the authority to implement pollution control programs

  1. (5/26/2017) GOP votes to undo pesticide protections for nation's waterways the bill, HR 953, prohibits the EPA or any state from requiring a permit for discharging a pesticide from a point source into navigable waters if the discharge is approved under FIFRA; this bill allows exemptions from this prohibitionTemplate:ToxTemplate:GopenvTemplate:TrojanTemplate:Stigg

Dr. Rebekah GeeEdit

Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health

  1. (5/5/2017) Turns out the federal government already has control over drug prices. Where is Catheter Cowboy when we need him? Google books link to original report: ADDITIONAL PROTECTION FOR OWNERS OF PATENTS, May 7, 1910, REPORT, To accompany HR24649: [T]he Government ought to have the right to appropriate any invention necessary or convenient for natural defense or for beneficent public use, and that, too, without previous arrangement or negotiation with the owner.Template:PatTemplate:Polinn

US Code Section 1498 under Title 28Edit

Cornell Law, US Government Publishing Office

  1. (5/5/2017) Turns out the federal government already has control over drug prices. Where is Catheter Cowboy when we need him? Google books link to original report: ADDITIONAL PROTECTION FOR OWNERS OF PATENTS, May 7, 1910, REPORT, To accompany HR24649: [T]he Government ought to have the right to appropriate any invention necessary or convenient for natural defense or for beneficent public use, and that, too, without previous arrangement or negotiation with the owner.Template:PatTemplate:Polinn

Obergefell v. HodgesEdit

SCOTUS 2016 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in US

  1. (5/6/2017) Tennessee's new "natural meaning" law sparks fears in the LGBT community and every right-thinking person in the country HB1111/SB1085Template:Orwell

Bernette JohnsonEdit

Chief Justice, Louisiana state Supreme Court

  1. (5/9/2017) 18 years without parole for 18 grams of pot is too much, chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court says. Her colleagues disagreed. Gary Howard gets out in the 2030s Gary Howard was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, considered repeat offender, he was sentenced to 18 years in prison without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentenceTemplate:DrugwTemplate:Sent🚓

John H. ThompsonEdit

former Director of the US Census Bureau

  1. (5/11/2017) Director of the US Census Bureau resigns. Surely it won't count for much John H. Thompson resigned Tuesdsy, May 9, 2017Template:XfedTemplate:Gerry

93rd US CongressEdit

January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1975

  1. (5/23/2017) Trump has now committed the same offense that led Richard Nixon to resign from office. It was enough then to shock Republicans to drop their support, why not now? the thing Nixon did: ordered his chief of staff to get the CIA to force the FBI to abandon the break-in investigation, once the tape of this became public, Congress would have had enough votes for impeachment and removal, the next day he resigned; "We don’t need to know much more [than what we know already] to know that the president has committed conduct that was once thought sufficient to warrant removal from office"Template:Turtle

Strategic Petroleum ReserveEdit

world’s largest stockpile of emergency crude oil

  • established in December 1975 in the wake of the oil embargo imposed on the US by Arab members of OPEC
  • located near the largest US refineries and pipeline networks
    • in four large salt caverns in Louisiana and Texas
  1. (5/23/2017) Trump wants to sell off half of the country's strategic petroleum reserve The Trump administration’s plan to shrink the petroleum reserve would leave the emergency buffer with less than 40 percent of the current level; Heritage Foundation fellow Nicolas Loris: "[previous] Presidents have used the SPR as a political tool or failed to release reserves in a timely and impactful manner ... It is time for Congress to recognize it is not the government’s role to respond to high prices. Congress should therefore pull the plug and drain the SPR once and for all"; Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University: "The risk of complete collapse in Venezuela is just one of many reminders that the world remains vulnerable to oil price shocks, and those will be felt by U.S. consumers at the pump"Template:Confl🏪

Bureau of Land ManagementEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) Buried in Trump's budget is a provision authorizing the unlimited capture, sale, and slaughter of wild horses budget proposal would allow sales of wild horses "without limitation"; National Cattlemen's Beef Association want more public lands for cattle, saying there isn't room for both and the wild animals are somehow starving; Nevada Farm Bureau Exec VP Doug Busselman blames: "emotional and anti-management interests who have built their business models on preventing rational and responsible actions while enhancing their fundraising through misinformation"; ASPCA says: "Wild horses can and should be humanely managed on-range using simple fertility control"; Suzanne Roy, executive director, American Wild Horse Campaign believes: "America can't be great if these national symbols of freedom are destroyed"🐺Template:Stigg🍆

Free-Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act (1971)Edit

management, protection and study of "unbranded and unclaimed horses and burros on public lands in the US

  • courts found ignoring the intent of adopters unlawful
  • later Congressional provisions addressed corralling, selling and adoption, including the sale of any wild horses for slaughter
  1. (5/25/2017) Buried in Trump's budget is a provision authorizing the unlimited capture, sale, and slaughter of wild horses budget proposal would allow sales of wild horses "without limitation"; National Cattlemen's Beef Association want more public lands for cattle, saying there isn't room for both and the wild animals are somehow starving; Nevada Farm Bureau Exec VP Doug Busselman blames: "emotional and anti-management interests who have built their business models on preventing rational and responsible actions while enhancing their fundraising through misinformation"; ASPCA says: "Wild horses can and should be humanely managed on-range using simple fertility control"; Suzanne Roy, executive director, American Wild Horse Campaign believes: "America can't be great if these national symbols of freedom are destroyed"🐺Template:Stigg🍆


Johnson amendmentEdit

named for then-Senator Lyndon Johnson (D TX) (Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736)) it prohibits all nonprofit organizations with 501(c) 3 tax exemptions (including religious ones) from directly opposing or endorsing political candidates

  1. (5/4/2017) Oh, Jesus Template:Ch stTemplate:501c3
    1. (5/4/2017) Trump's new pass for religious discrimination was signed... I've got Monday morning. Who wants Friday afternoon on the "Federal Judge Issues Injunction/Ban" pool? Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty🐑
    2. (5/5/2017) You might want to sit down for this, but it turns out the "religious liberty" executive order was a giant photo-op and isn't worth spit, so the ACLU isn't bothering to sue Template:Stunt
  2. (5/5/2017) While you were all focused on the Obamacare repeal, Trump was busy giving evangelical christian nut jobs a brand new slate of new advantage Template:Theo🐑Template:Ch st


I Want To Use HairsprayEdit

Center for Science in the Public InterestEdit

provides advice and advocacy toward a healthier food system

  1. (5/1/2017) Today marks the end of our long, national nightmare, as Donald Trump announces that he is making school lunches great again Template:JunkTemplate:Stigg

Backfire EffectEdit

Explanation, Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal

  1. (5/4/2017) You're not going to believe this, Republibros and Clintrumpistas, but this is how the backfire effect works Template:MythTemplate:CbiasTemplate:Backeff

Cook ReportEdit

independent, non-partisan analysis of US elections

  1. (5/5/2017) The non-partisan Cook Report shifts 20 House seats towards Dems after yesterday: "The GOP's willingness to spend political capital on a proposal that garnered 17% support in a March poll is consistent with scenarios that generated a midterm wave" Template:2018e

Robert ReichEdit

political commentator, professor, and author

  1. (5/5/2017) Trump adviser calls Obamacare a "terrible financial burden." Robert Reich was on-hand with math and facts to dispute the egregious claim 

Kaiser Family FoundationEdit

  1. (5/18/2017) 6 million with pre-existing conditions could get stuck with special Freedom Premium pricing if the new GOP health care plan go through House version will allow states to opt out of main provisions of the ACA: requiring health insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions and limits how much more people can be charged based on age and health statusTemplate:Stigg

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionEdit

  1. (5/18/2017) 6 million with pre-existing conditions could get stuck with special Freedom Premium pricing if the new GOP health care plan go through House version will allow states to opt out of main provisions of the ACA: requiring health insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions and limits how much more people can be charged based on age and health statusTemplate:Stigg

House Science CommitteeEdit

  1. (5/19/2017) The House Science Committee had to write Trump a letter begging him to stop falling for fake news and actually try out some real sources once in his administration The letter Rep. Beyer wrote, co-signed by 6 other representatives (Rep. Bonamici, Rep. Takano, Rep. Foster, Rep. McNerney, Rep. Lofgren and Rep. Rosen): "Until the OSTP is adequately staffed and the director position filled by a qualified, objective scientist who understands the difference between alternative news peddled on alt-right websites and legitimate well-vetted scientific facts, we fear that you will continue to be vulnerable to misinformation and fake news"Template:Gull🍼

Christopher Murray and his collaboratorsEdit

researcher, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington

  1. (5/19/2017) It's official. U.S. healthcare is an embarrassment published a global study in the Lancet, that measures "amenable mortality" (deaths that theoretically could have been avoided by timely and effective medical care) in 195 countries and territoties between 1990-2015; the study also highlights countries whose health-care quality has met or surpassed levels of other countries with similar developmentTemplate:Stdy

Medical ResearchEdit

  1. (5/23/2017) Congressional Republicans are not looking kindly on Trump's proposed $5.8 billion cut to NIH including big hits to the cancer, Alzheimer's and infectious disease research. Which makes sense as they are mostly elderly men who keep dubious company Rep. Tom Cole (R OK 4th) looked at the proposal and declared: "I don’t think it’s a wise choice"Template:CutsTemplate:Rxrsch

The Laws of PhysicsEdit

  1. (5/24/2017) Trump budget will only cover first 60 miles of Mexico wall, on track to cost $50 billion overallWhite House budget director Mick Mulvaney insisted: "We are absolutely dead serious about the wall"; acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Ronald Vitiello [http://bit.ly/2qld5Gc testified: "There are limits to the laws of physics. There are places where a wall or fence would not be appropriate"] wall{{}}

Pope FrancisEdit

gave climate change denier Trump a copy of his 2015 encyclical letter on the need to protect the environment from the effects of climate change

  1. (5/24/2017) Pope Francis: Oy vey, what did I do to deserve this? Pope Francis welcomed President Trump to the Apostolic Palace; they spoke privately for about 30 minutes with translators; Francis gave Trump a small sculptured olive tree that symbolized peace, explaining in Spanish: "It is my desire that you become an olive tree to construct peace"; Trump said: "We can use peace"; Francis then gave Trump a signed copy of his 2017 peace message, "Nonviolence - A Style of Politics for Peace", and a copy of his 2015 encyclical letter on the need to protect the environment from the effects of climate change "Laudato Si" ("Praise Be"); Trump said: "Well, I'll be reading them"; Trump gave the pope a boxed set of five first-edition books by Dr. Martin Luther King; "We had a fantastic meeting"Template:VisitTemplate:FordigTemplate:PopeTemplate:Vcity
    1. (5/24/2017) What are the odds Trump will actually read the pope's 192-page letter on climate change like he promised him? Reuters'headline "Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker, gives him environmental letter"Template:VisitTemplate:PopeTemplate:Vcity


We Will Reform The U.S. Education SystemEdit

  1. (5/1/2017) Today in obvious campus news: Study finds Democrats least tolerant of opposing views 

Kathleen ClarkEdit

law professor, Washington University in St. Louis; expert on government ethics: "[the Manila project] is inconsistent with how the US has been relating to Duterte since he came to power. But it is consistent with what is important to Donald Trump."

  1. (5/3/2017) Donald and Ivanka, still pimping a Philippine condo project "[the Manila project] is inconsistent with how the US has been relating to Duterte since he came to power. But it is consistent with what is important to Donald Trump."Template:ConflTemplate:Pilip😛Template:Trump

Douglas BrinkleyEdit

presidential historian, history professor, Rice University

  1. (5/4/2017) Does Donald Trump have dementia? Short answer: bread. Long answer: Purple monkey dishwasher cure for pancakes 

Sarah GimbelEdit

Creativity and Brain Institute, University of Southern California, author Neural correlates of maintaining one's political beliefs in the face of counterevidence

  1. (5/4/2017) You're not going to believe this, Republibros and Clintrumpistas, but this is how the backfire effect works Template:MythTemplate:CbiasTemplate:Backeff

Sam HarrisEdit

Creativity and Brain Institute, University of Southern California, author Neural correlates of maintaining one's political beliefs in the face of counterevidence

  1. (5/4/2017) You're not going to believe this, Republibros and Clintrumpistas, but this is how the backfire effect works Template:MythTemplate:CbiasTemplate:Backeff

Yale University Law SchoolEdit

  1. (5/5/2017) Turns out the federal government already has control over drug prices. Where is Catheter Cowboy when we need him? Google books link to original report: ADDITIONAL PROTECTION FOR OWNERS OF PATENTS, May 7, 1910, REPORT, To accompany HR24649: [T]he Government ought to have the right to appropriate any invention necessary or convenient for natural defense or for beneficent public use, and that, too, without previous arrangement or negotiation with the owner.Template:PatTemplate:Polinn

Quinnipiac University and their pollsEdit

  1. (5/11/2017) Idiot. Incompetent. Liar. Sad Quinnipiac University poll asked, "What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump?" (Figures show the number of times each response was given-not a percentage; only words that were mentioned at least five times are included) idiot 39; incompetent 31; liar 30; leader 25; unqualified 25; president 22; strong 21; businessman 18; ignorant 16; egotistical 15; asshole 13; stupid 13; arrogant 12; trying 12; bully 11; business 11; narcissist 11; successful 11; disgusting 10; great 10; clown 9; dishonest 9; racist 9; American 8; bigot 8; good 8; money 8; smart 8; buffoon 7;con-man 7; crazy 7; different 7; disaster 7; rich 7; despicable 6; dictator 6; aggressive 5; blowhard 5; decisive 5; embarrassment 5; evil 5; greedy 5; inexperienced 5; mental 5; negotiator 5
  2. (5/11/2017) Poll: Trump's healthcare and tax plans are very, very unpopular Quinnipiac poll
  3. (5/12/2017) Trump's approval rating is down with the group that probably got him elected: white people without college degrees Quinnipiac University May 4-9, 2017 poll asked 1, 780 votersTemplate:Base

Lauren NaturaleEdit

runs Merriam-Webster's Twitter account

  1. (5/12/2017) Merriam-Webster's Trump trolling: 454,000 followers and counting 🍼

Steve BeatyEdit

computer science professor, Metro State University of Denver

  1. (5/15/2017) 7,000+ Coloradans' names, addresses used to post fake comments about Net Neutrality to FCC web site a pro-Net Neutrality group or individual created a bot that's spamming the FCC website under different people's names and addresses culled from public voter records; University of Denver computer science professor, Steve Beaty suggests the FCC should have had filters in place on their website to stop bots from posting fake commentsTemplate:Hack

ChessEdit

  1. (5/18/2017) Someone who knows how to play chess is anticipating Trump's next moves Time magazine headline: "President Trump’s Aggression Will Be His Undoing"Template:WeakTemplate:ComeyTemplate:Parks

Pew Research CenterEdit

  1. (5/18/2017) Young people leaving the Republican Party in droves. What? Young people don't want to be in the party of the incredibly dumb? Too interested in reality? Young people are so naive Pew Research Center found since 2015 almost half of Republicans under 30 have abandoned the party at one point or another; FiveThirtyEight.com found in 2014 the most fervent Republican voters are those who were 18 at the outset of the Eisenhower and Reagan presidencies; the most Democratic were those who turned 18 as Bush2 was mired in the Iraq WarTemplate:Stdy
    1. (5/24/2017) But, but, but... where did everyone go? Pew research still shows young people are leaving the Republican PartyTemplate:Stdy

FiveThirtyEight.comEdit

  1. (5/18/2017) Young people leaving the Republican Party in droves. What? Young people don't want to be in the party of the incredibly dumb? Too interested in reality? Young people are so naive Pew Research Center found since 2015 almost half of Republicans under 30 have abandoned the party at one point or another; FiveThirtyEight.com found in 2014 the most fervent Republican voters are those who were 18 at the outset of the Eisenhower and Reagan presidencies; the most Democratic were those who turned 18 as Bush2 was mired in the Iraq WarTemplate:Stdy

Alison GopnikEdit

psychology professor, University of California, Berkeley; director, Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab

  1. (5/21/2017) Quit insulting four-year-olds by saying Trump acts like them child cognitive development researcher systematically destroys the myth that President Trump is like a 4-year-old; unlike four-year-olds: Trump doesn’t just lie; he seems not even to care whether his statements are true; he refuses to read and is bored by anything that doesn’t involve him personally; he refuses to pay attention to anything that clashes with his preconceptions; he seems to have no sense of the boundary between his self-aggrandizing fantasies and reality; he contradicts himself without hesitation and doesn’t seem to recognize any conflict between his past and present beliefs; he displays neither empathy nor altruism, and his egocentrism is staggering; he admires authoritarian leaders who have no compunctions about harming their own people.; he has time and again shown his contempt for norms of behavior in every community he has belonged toTemplate:SplainTemplate:PetuTemplate:Ivory

Cornel WestEdit

philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, public intellectual, member of the Democratic Socialists of America

  1. (5/21/2017) Today in alternate history: What would have happened in a Sanders vs Trump race instead of a Donald vs Hillary race? Alternet headline: "Cornel West and Bill Maher Have Screaming Match About Trump, Hillary and Bernie"

Timothy SnyderEdit

historian, author, 20-point guide to defending democracy under a Trump presidency and "On Tyranny"

  1. (5/22/2017) Professor of European history warns Americans: "If there is no truth, there are no facts; if there are no facts, there is no rule of law; and if there is no rule of law, you can't maintain a liberal democracy" Snyder's 20-point guide to defending democracy under a Trump presidency went viral right after Trump's inaugurationTemplate:IvoryTemplate:Rubes

Jason BordoffEdit

director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

  • "The risk of complete collapse in Venezuela is just one of many reminders that the world remains vulnerable to oil price shocks, and those will be felt by U.S. consumers at the pump just as much today even though we import less oil than we used to because oil is a global commodity"
  1. (5/23/2017) Trump wants to sell off half of the country's strategic petroleum reserve The Trump administration’s plan to shrink the petroleum reserve would leave the emergency buffer with less than 40 percent of the current level; Heritage Foundation fellow Nicolas Loris: "[previous] Presidents have used the SPR as a political tool or failed to release reserves in a timely and impactful manner ... It is time for Congress to recognize it is not the government’s role to respond to high prices. Congress should therefore pull the plug and drain the SPR once and for all"; Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University: "The risk of complete collapse in Venezuela is just one of many reminders that the world remains vulnerable to oil price shocks, and those will be felt by U.S. consumers at the pump"Template:Confl🏪

MathematicsEdit

adding and whatever

  1. (5/23/2017) Trump's proposed budget is based on a $2 trillion math error. A huge error, really beautiful. The biggest error in the history of federal accounting, folks. Ginormous mistake. Yuge. That's trillion with a T, people in order to balance the budget, the Trump administration assumes a $2 trillion increase in revenue through economic growth, which allegedly will occur as a result from the still-to-be-designed tax cuts, which are expected to pay for themselves thus completing the mobius strip of a budgetTemplate:Cook🔥Template:Magic

STATEdit

Boston Globe publication focused on stories about health, medicine, and scientific discovery.

Sharon BegleyEdit

senior science writer, covers genetics, cancer, neuroscience, and other fields of basic biomedical research

  1. (5/24/2017) Donald Trump once could speak in complete and coherent sentences, unlike today where he talks in peanut butter bell feather milkshake Boston Globe's STAT asked psychologists, psychiatrists, and experts in neurolinguistics and cognitive assessment to compare Trump?s speech from decades ago to that in 2017; all agreed there had been a deterioration; some said it could reflect changes in the health of Trump?s brain💣Template:Ivory

Gerald FriedmanEdit

economics professor, University of Amherst

  1. (5/26/2017) Odds are good for New York State to establish the country's first universal health program, just looking for the 32nd sponsor in the Republican State Senate in Albany. Good luck with that the New York Health Act (AB 4738) has only passed the NY state Assembly; it would need both the state Senate and Governor Cuomo in order to become law; Gerald Friedman University of Amherst wrote an economic analysis of AB 4738Template:Single


When Someone Crosses You, My Advice Is ‘Get even!’Edit

Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFAEdit

The Greatest Living American

  1. (5/2/2017) Colbert might just be the subject of Trump's next tweetstorm if he sees this video "Sir, the only the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin?s cock holster."Template:Drstc
    1. (5/3/2017) Republicans are very, very concerned about Stephen Colbert's possible use of a homophobic slur Template:DrstcTemplate:SatTemplate:Snow
    2. (5/4/2017) Chris Christie tries to white knight President Trump over Stephen Colbert's jokes about the commander in chief. "My concern is: Where's the outrage?" Template:Drstc
    3. (5/8/2017) Colbert calls in the big guns to fill up Putin's cock holster special guests: Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms and Rob CorddryTemplate:DrstcTemplate:1stTemplate:Sat
  2. (5/18/2017) NRO: "Leave Jimmy Fallon Alone" National Review's David French writes that Jimmy Fallon's stance against #Resistance is heroic and he should be recognized for it, not that Colbert guyTemplate:Apol

Jerry TaylorEdit

president, Niskanen Center

  1. (5/2/2017) VP at CATO, Environmental Legislation Director at ALEC, Director of Niskanen Center, this Libertarian Big Wig has been fighting the Climate Hoax for years - until he found out he had been lied to repeatedly and intentionally 

Jonathan AdlerEdit

lawyer; former director of environmental studies, Competitive Enterprise Institute; author, Taking Property Rights Seriously: The Case of Climate Change

  1. (5/2/2017) VP at CATO, Environmental Legislation Director at ALEC, Director of Niskanen Center, this Libertarian Big Wig has been fighting the Climate Hoax for years - until he found out he had been lied to repeatedly and intentionally 

Sir Richard BransonEdit

British billionaire

  1. (5/2/2017) Sir Richard Branson on President Trump's plans for coal: "I can't think of anything more stupid" 

Golf DigestEdit

Sam WeinmanEdit

digital editor, Golf Digest

  1. (5/3/2017) At one of his golf courses, Trump has a plaque commemorating the Civil War battle Andrew Jackson won Northern Virginia Trump National Golf Club, between 14th, 15th holes; plaque commemorating a battle that happened elsewhere reads: "Many great American soldiers, both of the North and South, died at this spot. The casualties were so great that the water would turn red and thus became known as 'The River of Blood.' It is my great honor to have preserved this important section of the Potomac River!"Template:RevhistTemplate:Confed

EvangelicalsEdit

  1. (5/3/2017) The leopard is on the prowl again. This time it's evangelicals who lament that their marriage to Trump is "going to be a bitter harvest" 🐑

Tim CashEdit

Chief of Digital Strategy, National Park Service

  1. (5/3/2017) The President of the United States was directly involved in the witch hunt for the person who posted the side by side inauguration photos "Obviously, this has become a very sensitive issue, especially since the President has gotten directly involved and contacted Acting Director Mike Reynolds concerned about one of the images that was retweeted" January 21, 2017 email from Tim Cash to Shaun CavanaughTemplate:WitchTemplate:Tyrant

Shaun CavanaughEdit

Chief Information Security Officer, National Park Service

  1. (5/3/2017) The President of the United States was directly involved in the witch hunt for the person who posted the side by side inauguration photos "Obviously, this has become a very sensitive issue, especially since the President has gotten directly involved and contacted Acting Director Mike Reynolds concerned about one of the images that was retweeted" January 21, 2017 email from Tim Cash to Shaun CavanaughTemplate:WitchTemplate:Tyrant

George WillEdit

conservative political commentator, Washington Post

  1. (5/4/2017) Oh, George Will wrote an editorial about Trump's fitness for the presidency? Well, he's a lifelong conservative, so I can't imagine that he says anything too terr -- oh my 

Breitbart NewsEdit

Charlie SpieringEdit

White House correspondent, Breitbart News

  1. (5/4/2017) Don Lemon giggles as panel on wall discussion goes off the rails, says it's "funnier than SNL" Template:Seman

Appalachian PowerEdit

West Virginia's largest utility

  1. (5/5/2017) "The governor asked me, 'I'd like you to burn more coal...Well, we don't have any more coal plants. We're not going to build any more coal plants. That's not going to happen" the governor in the headline is Governor Jim Justice (D, WV) and the quote is from Chris Beam, president of Appalachian Power

James DodsonEdit

golfer, sportswriter, author "A Golfer's Life" (Arnold Palmer biography written with Palmer)

  1. (5/8/2017) What is said on the golf course, stays on the golf course, except when it's Eric Trump bragging about how the Russians helped them bankroll their North Carolina course, and how they 'go there all the time.' Golly-gosh that's such a coincidence the course in question is Trump National Golf Club CharlotteTemplate:ErictTemplate:Golf🏪Template:Sink
    1. (5/8/2017) Eric Trump denies saying something he said back in 2014 about Russian money comments to New York Post: "It’s a recollection from some guy three years ago through a third person"; "We own our courses free and clear"; "We have zero ties to Russian investors"; described the report as "categorically untrue" and "complete garbage"Template:ErictTemplate:Golf🏪Template:Sink

35 of 37 EconomistsEdit

  1. (5/8/2017) 35 of 37 economists said Trump was wrong, the other two misread the question the two economists are: Kenneth Judd, Stanford University and Bengt Holmström, MITTemplate:Svy

Malcolm NanceEdit

Counterterrorism expert

  1. (5/9/2017) "The entire White House should undergo polygraph tests over Russian scandal" 

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and MuseumEdit

  1. (5/10/2017) Nixon's library is offended that Trump is being compared to him RichardNixonLibrary [verified acct] @NixonLibrary tweeted: "FUN FACT: President Nixon never fired the Director of the FBI #FBIDirector #notNixonian" (4:15 PM - 9 May 2017)Template:DcuttTemplate:Acf

Daily ExpressEdit

Vincent WoodEdit

reporter, Daily Express

  1. (5/10/2017) Place your bets now before Trump tweets again, odds are he's now going down before 2019 Template:Wager

TownhallEdit

  1. (5/11/2017) I thought townhall was conservative actual headline: "Trump Makes Himself Look Guilty"Template:Comey

Rep. Thomas MacArthur (R NJ 3rd)Edit

  1. (5/11/2017) "I hear people calling their congressman an idiot, I wonder, really wonder, how any one of you would perform in Congress." With crazy-eyes pic of NJ Representative as he lies to his constituents Template:TownhTemplate:Costnza

White People Without College DegreesEdit

  1. (5/12/2017) Trump's approval rating is down with the group that probably got him elected: white people without college degrees Quinnipiac University May 4-9, 2017 poll asked 1, 780 voters

FOX NewsEdit

John MoodyEdit

Executive Vice President, Executive Editor for Fox News

  1. (5/12/2017) Fox News, yes really Fox News, states that if Trump wants to quit, he should just say so noting that "Both his supporters and his growing list of opponents would... work together to give him what he wants, so he will go away" FOX News headline: "Does Donald Trump want to be president?"

Jack BarskyEdit

former KGB spy

  1. (5/12/2017) Former KGB spy says that the Trump administration is incompetent, also notes that water is wet, and the sun is bright Jack Barsky, the former KGB spy told CNN's Don Lemon, "I'm shaking my head at the incompetence of the Trump staff. The staff are supposed to protect the integrity of the White House ... The wheels are coming off. It's mind boggling."

Bloomberg NewsEdit

Matthew WinklerEdit

journalist, co-founder, former editor-in-chief, Bloomberg News

  1. (5/13/2017) How did California become the healthiest, fastest growing economy in the U.S. and the 5th largest economy in the world? By doing the exact opposite of what republicans believe will grow the economy Template:Akans

Warren BuffettEdit

Oracle of Omaha; $74.3 billion

  1. (5/14/2017) Warren Buffet says neither party thinks rationally about healthcare because they hate each other so much. Says medical costs are the tapeworm of American economic competitiveness. What does he know ✂

Twitter followersEdit

  1. (5/14/2017) Trump writes "We" on Twitter, hits "Tweet" and everyone notices, resulting in him illegally deleting the error All material publicised by the President is public property and must be archived (from a Farker in thread[3])💣

Daily PennsylvanianEdit

independent daily student newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania

  1. (5/14/2017) Donald Trump tells yet another easily disprovable lie about his past. This is not normal, don't pretend this is normal claims he graduated first at Wharton; records do not show his name in the top 15% of the class of 1968, the year he graduated; also claimed he received an MBA from Wharton, but he did not attend graduate school

1968 Wharton Commencement ProgramEdit

retrieved from the Penn Archives

  1. (5/14/2017) Donald Trump tells yet another easily disprovable lie about his past. This is not normal, don't pretend this is normal claims he graduated first at Wharton; records do not show his name in the top 15% of the class of 1968, the year he graduated; also claimed he received an MBA from Wharton, but he did not attend graduate school

Louis CalomarisEdit

Wharton graduate; the President did not "seem to care about being prepared. Don was loath to really study much."

  1. (5/14/2017) Donald Trump tells yet another easily disprovable lie about his past. This is not normal, don't pretend this is normal claims he graduated first at Wharton; records do not show his name in the top 15% of the class of 1968, the year he graduated; also claimed he received an MBA from Wharton, but he did not attend graduate school

Senator Ben Sasse (R NE)Edit

  1. (5/15/2017) "I'm not sure how this president makes decisions," says Republican Senator Ben Sasse more from Face The Nation: "I?m not sure how this president makes a lot of decisions ... So I honestly don?t know. But I do know we are in the midst of a civilization-warping crisis of public trust"Template:Notrust

Rex TillersonEdit

Secretary of State

  1. (5/15/2017) Looks like we'll be looking for a new Secretary of State soon. And the winning continues Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Chuck Todd on Meet The Press: "I am devoted to helping the president achieve his objectives, helping him be successful ... I will never compromise my own values ... And my values are those of the country."Template:JudasTemplate:Facade

Duane GoossenEdit

former Kansas Secretary of Administration

  1. (5/15/2017) Trump economic adviser Arthur Laffer: "I would have advised Sam Brownback (Ream-Kansas) to go for a bigger tax cut." We're going to need bigger curves Duane Goossen, former Kansas Secretary of Administration: "We are a cautionary tale. It sounds great, everybody gets a tax cut and it?ll balance ? but it just doesn?t work"🔥Template:Rev

New RepublicEdit

Lovia GyarkyeEdit

reporter-researcher, The New Republic

  1. (5/15/2017) The Super Rich have become Super Citizens New Republic looks at a new book, David Callahan's "The Givers: Money, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age", that "looks at wealth, charity, and how the superrich shape public policy to their own ends"Template:Cwar

The RockEdit

wrestler, actor, Republican

  1. (5/18/2017) Will we smell what The Rock is cooking? According to a poll, Donald Trump would lose to him in 2020 Public Polling Policy found Mr. Rock beating the President in a hypothetic 2020 race 42-37Template:PrettyTemplate:2020e
  2. (5/21/2017) The Rock has entered the 2020 Presidential race, still refuses to say which party Mediaite headline: "'I'm In!' Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Announces He Will Run for President on SNL"; Tom Hanks joined him onstage to announce he will be Johnson's running mateTemplate:Snl

Robert K. KelnerEdit

Flynn's lawyer; informed Trump transition lawyers about Flynn being under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey on January 6, 2017

  1. (5/18/2017) [NEWS FLASH tab: Okay, today's breaking Trump scandals are out of the way, I can finally sit down and rela... OH GOD DAMN ITTrump transition team’s chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel knew that Flynn was under federal investigation on January 4, 2017] drip{{}}Template:SubpeoTemplate:Noose

Richard ArmitageEdit

former deputy secretary of state

Senator John McCain (R AZ)Edit

  1. (5/18/2017) John McCain says Trump's actions have reached "Watergate size and scale." Biggest scandal in his lifetime since the Teapot Dome McCain was attending a dinner to receive the International Republican Institute's Freedom Award; speaking with Bob Schieffer, he said: "I think we’ve seen this movie before. I think it appears at a point where it’s of Watergate size and scale… the shoes continue to drop, and every couple days there’s a new aspect"; McCain also explained what advice he would give Trump, "the same thing that you advised Richard Nixon, which he didn’t do… get it all out… it’s not going to be over until every aspect of it is thoroughly examined and the American people make a judgment. And the longer you delay, the longer it’s going to last"Template:NixonTemplate:Psa

Bob SchiefferEdit

former host of CBS’ Face the Nation

  1. (5/18/2017) John McCain says Trump's actions have reached "Watergate size and scale." Biggest scandal in his lifetime since the Teapot Dome McCain was attending a dinner to receive the International Republican Institute's Freedom Award; speaking with Bob Schieffer, he said: "I think we’ve seen this movie before. I think it appears at a point where it’s of Watergate size and scale… the shoes continue to drop, and every couple days there’s a new aspect"; McCain also explained what advice he would give Trump, "the same thing that you advised Richard Nixon, which he didn’t do… get it all out… it’s not going to be over until every aspect of it is thoroughly examined and the American people make a judgment. And the longer you delay, the longer it’s going to last"Template:NixonTemplate:Psa

International Republican InstituteEdit

nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to advancing freedom and democracy worldwide

  • Established Freedom Award in 1995
    • to honor individuals who have worked to advance freedom and democracy in their countries and around the world
  1. (5/18/2017) John McCain says Trump's actions have reached "Watergate size and scale." Biggest scandal in his lifetime since the Teapot Dome McCain was attending a dinner to receive the International Republican Institute's Freedom Award; speaking with Bob Schieffer, he said: "I think we’ve seen this movie before. I think it appears at a point where it’s of Watergate size and scale… the shoes continue to drop, and every couple days there’s a new aspect"; McCain also explained what advice he would give Trump, "the same thing that you advised Richard Nixon, which he didn’t do… get it all out… it’s not going to be over until every aspect of it is thoroughly examined and the American people make a judgment. And the longer you delay, the longer it’s going to last"Template:NixonTemplate:Psa

Amanda CarpenterEdit

former senior staffer, Senator Ted Cruz (R TX)

  1. (5/18/2017) An angered Amanda Carpenter, who worked on Eddie Munster's campaign, says the GOP needs to "Cut the crap" and blasts all the Republicans who enabled Trump former Cruz staffer, Amanda Carpenter, asked fellow Anderson Cooper 360 panelists, Kayleigh McEnany and Jack Kingston: "I want to know who’s going to hold the Republicans accountable who enabled this man to go this far. We knew from day one what kind of person Donald Trump was. We knew he had no respect for anyone, let alone the rule of law."

Tony SchwartzEdit

co-author, "Art Of The Deal"

  1. {{drumpfft|5/19/2017|9595620|Trump on the verge of his biggest victory|the linked article covers an interview between CNN's Anderson Cooper and Tony Schwartz, co-author of "Art Of The Deal" (with Donald Trump), and an oped he wrote in the Washington Post; Schwartz: "... in quitting, Trump will try to “figure out a way, as he has done all his career, to turn a loss into a victory so he will declare victory when he leaves" (from a video posted on Mediaite)

Walt Disney CompanyEdit

entertainment company specializing in family-friendly movies, TV shows and games; manages theme parks worldwide

  1. {{drumpfft|5/20/2017|9596206|I d-did try and *pop-crackle* farkkk her. She was *sparks* mah-mah-married. Gr-Grab 'em bybyby the pussy. You *sparks* can do anything. *catches fire*|Walt Disney World's Hall of Presidents is adding a President Trump robot, but a petition has asked that it not speak, "Let The Hall of Presidents be remembered with honor and pride, not embarrassment and hatred!"; according to a source with Walt Disney Imagineering, Trump will be in the attraction, but he will probably not have a speaking role

National Review OnlineEdit

Greg WeinerEdit

author, assistant professor of political science, Assumption College

  1. (5/20/2017) NRO, that bastion of Liberal Propaganda chimes in. TL;DR - them Trump fan farkers are just crazy FTFA: "... [I]t is no longer tenable to maintain the cognitively dissonant bifurcation between the supposed conservatism of Trump’s policies ... and the un-conservatism of his disposition"Template:Wfbuck

Health Care Associations with US Chamber of CommerceEdit

wrote a letter urging Congress keep the subsidies until 2018

  • signatories of the letter are:
    • America’s Health Insurance Plans
    • American Academy of Family Physicians
    • American Benefits Council
    • American Hospital Association
    • American Medical Association
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
    • Federation of American Hospitals
    • US Chamber of Commerce
  1. (5/20/2017) In other news, Trump still trying to destroy Obamacare Trump told aides that he wants to end the payments to insurers because he doesn't gain anything by continuing them; White House has told Congress it will continue payments through May but no commitment has been made beyond that; polls show the public would blame the administration and the GOP-controlled Congress if the markets collapsedTemplate:SubzTemplate:Mavrk

Jeb BushEdit

former Florida governor; candidate for the 2016 GOP nomination for POTUS

  1. (5/21/2017) Jeb Bush has his told ya so moment at the 2017 SALT conference, Jeb reminded everyone: "When I ran for office, I said he is a chaos candidate and would be a chaos president"; candidate for the 2016 GOP nomination for POTUS cautioned voters about Trump's volatility throughout the campaign, including during the December 15, 2015 GOP debate at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada (transcript)Template:JebTemplate:Toldu

Erick EricksonEdit

right-wing pundit; radio host; editor and founder, Resurgent

  1. (5/22/2017) Remember that time a bunch of people died on Game of Thrones? The GOP is nearing that Washington Post gives Erick Erickson space to rant about his fellow Republicans: "With a horde of vocal Trump supporters cheering on every inane statement, delusion, lie and bad act, the majority of the American people can be forgiven for thinking the GOP as a whole has lost its mind. The Republicans may soon lose a generation of voters through a combination of the sheer incompetence of Trump and a party rank and file with no ability to control its leader."Template:Rubes

Keyboard CommandosEdit

  1. (5/22/2017) "He's been neutered." The meltdown begins after curtseying to the Saudi King, then failing to say "radical Islamic terrotists", the President further inflamed his followers by calling Islam, "one of the world’s great faiths"Template:MurcnTemplate:Visit

Jennifer RubinEdit

conservative columnist, Washington Post

  1. (5/22/2017) This is not Trump's Watergate. This is Trump's Watergate on amphetamines "A wounded president and paralyzed government pose a great enticement for foreign aggressors to strike. The chaos Trump creates will begin to affect markets ... The country requires a functioning chief executive and commander in chief. We will not have one as long as Trump remains in office."Template:FireTemplate:Gopgov

Rick SantorumEdit

former Senator (R PA)

  1. (5/22/2017) *Ahem* Rick Santorum makes a valid...(snert) Rick Santorum says something intelli...(hawmpf) Rick Santorum has a point to....(cough, cough) Rick Santorum may be correct about ....AHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA on CNN’s State of the Union, May 21, 2017, Santorum said: "[H]aving worked with the Trump campaign, I’d be stunned that they were organized enough to collude with anybody."; Santorum also suggested the President's speech can be used to prove his Muslim ban is not a Muslim banTemplate:ApolTemplate:Balloon

Rep. Mike Conaway (R TX 11th)Edit

chairman of the House Agriculture Committee

  1. (5/22/2017) Huge cuts to food stamps and Medicaid are part of Donald Trump's proposed budget, because you know you can't get something for nothing chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Conaway said: "We think it's wrongheaded ... Production agriculture is in the worst slump since the depression ... They need this safety net"Template:Cut

Great America AllianceEdit

nonprofit group that aims to mobilize grassroots support for President Trump's agenda

  1. (5/22/2017) Pro-Trump Super-PACS have become the landing spot for every sleazoid, grifter, flim-flammer, and mental defective attached to the Trump bandwagon that isn't presentable enough for government work. So naturally Tomi Lahren just joined one Tomi Lahren joined Great America Alliance, a pro-Trump, anti-truth super-PACTemplate:Astro

The Supreme CourtEdit

  1. (5/22/2017) Justice Gorsuch: it not fair that the rich can't do whatever they like with their money. IT IS NOT FAIR By a 7-2 vote, the Supremes upheld limits set in the McCain-Feingold Act of 2002, which puts a cap on "soft" money donors; with Thomas and Gorsuch dissenting; chairman of the House’s Democracy Reform Task Force, Rep. John Sarbanes (D MD 3rd), praised the non-ruling: "By rejecting the challenge to political party soft money bans, the Supreme Court has once again affirmed contribution limits as constitutional"; Republican Party of Louisiana, et al. v. FEC (Case Number (16-865))Template:Citznu

800 9/11 FamiliesEdit

  1. (5/23/2017) The Saudis gave Trump $360b in deals hoping Trump would rescind the 9/11 lawsuit law. Unfortunately, they are about to learn what Americans already know, the man is not so much a deal maker, as he is a promise breaker Saudis are convinced the man they consider the ultimate salesman will make a deal to end the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which allows relatives of 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom for their deaths; reflecting a view heard widely among Saudis, social researcher and writer, Mohammed Alhamza said: "If Trump supports the JASTA, he will lose the relationship with Saudi Arabia"Template:NegotTemplate:Saud

Ron ReaganEdit

Junior, not the Zombie; political analyst, MSNBC

  1. (5/23/2017) Ronald Reagan: Trump needs to be removed from office. While in agreement, subby is also concerned about the coming zombie threat Reagan called Trump a national security risk and unfit for officeTemplate:Remov💣

Parts of ArizonaEdit

the parts with rugged terrain

  1. (5/24/2017) Trump budget will only cover first 60 miles of Mexico wall, on track to cost $50 billion overallWhite House budget director Mick Mulvaney insisted: "We are absolutely dead serious about the wall"; acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Ronald Vitiello [http://bit.ly/2qld5Gc testified: "There are limits to the laws of physics. There are places where a wall or fence would not be appropriate"] wall{{}}

Santa Elena CanyonEdit

in Big Bend National Park, Texas

  1. (5/24/2017) Trump budget will only cover first 60 miles of Mexico wall, on track to cost $50 billion overallWhite House budget director Mick Mulvaney insisted: "We are absolutely dead serious about the wall"; acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Ronald Vitiello [http://bit.ly/2qld5Gc testified: "There are limits to the laws of physics. There are places where a wall or fence would not be appropriate"] wall{{}}

Mikhail KlimentyevEdit

Sputnik/Kremlin Pool photographer

  1. (5/24/2017) [http://fark.com/comments/9601107

A picture is worth a thousand words ... or the impeachment of a president]  Mother Jones posts a copy of that picture from a dinner party in Moscow from 2015, complete with boxes showing who's who; clockwise in the picture in question, starting with Michael Flynn: Michael Flynn, retired Lt. Gen.; Vladimir Putin, President of Russia; Emir Krusturica, film director; Maja Krusturica, Emir's wife; Dr. Jill Stein, future US Green Party presidential candidate; Dmitry Peskov, Putin's Spokesman; Sergei Ivanov, Putin's then Chief of Staff; Cyril Svoboda, Czech Republic's former Deputy Prime Minister; photo credit: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool/APTemplate:NooseTemplate:Putin

Gallatin county sheriff's officeEdit

  1. (5/24/2017) Greg Gianforte closes out his campaign for Montana's lone congressional seat by body slamming a reporter, then cutting a heel promo in front of everyone Guardian political reporter, Ben Jacobs was allegedly "body-slammed" by Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate for Montana's at-large district after asking about Gianforte's party's healthcare plan; the incident was witnessed and recorded on audio by 3 FOX News employees; Gallatin county sheriff?s office charged Gianforte with misdemeanour assault; on 28 April, 2017 Jacobs reported on Gianforte?s financial ties to Russian companies sanctioned by the US💥Template:Murcn🏪
    1. (5/25/2017) Greg Gianforte's post-"body slam" statement exposed as a blatant lie. Fark: By Fox News FOX News reporter Alicia Acuna reports what she saw in Gianforte's Bozeman, Montana headquarters💥Template:Murcn
    2. (5/24/2017) Republicans: We thought we had this Montana special election locked with our amount of crazy there, it's a lot "closer than it should be" during his last speech before the election, GOP candidate Greg Giangorte said: "This race is closer than it should be"
    3. (5/25/2017) Montana Republican Congressional candidate who bodyslammed reporter today cited for "misdemeanor assault" by sheriff. A misdemeanor "citation" rather than a felony arrest? Sounds like the white decision was made here Speaker Ryan said: "There is no time that a physical altercation should occur with the press"; the President who previously recorded a robocall in support of Gianforte, calling him a "wonderful guy" had "no comment" regarding the alleged assaultTemplate:Boys💥Template:Murcn
    4. (5/26/2017) Sentient bowtie controlling Tucker Carlson denounces Montana GOP congressional candidate for bodyslamming reporter, then goes on to explain that it's all liberals' fault for saying so many mean things about Trump FOX News headline: "'The Left Has Gone Insane': Tucker on Progressives' Use of Political Violence"Template:Bowtie💥Template:Librul

Senator Mitch McConnell (R KY)Edit

Senate Majority Leader

  1. (5/25/2017) Mitch McConnell admits Obamacare repeal is hopeless because he can't possibly get 50 out of 52 members of his own party to support killing 23 million people before the midterms The Hill quoted a Reuter's article, which quoted McConnell: "exactly what the composition of that [bill] is I'm not going to speculate about because it serves no purpose"Template:GopgovTemplate:Turtle

Cars.comEdit

automotive classifieds site

  1. (5/25/2017) Sean Hannity's losing advertisers over conspiracy peddling because up until now, Sean's never peddled lies and conspiracies except for all the time one advertiser, Cars.com released a statement on its decision to remove ads: "The fact that we advertise on a particular program doesn't mean that we agree or disagree, or support or oppose, the content. We don't have the ability to influence content at the time we make out advertising purchase. In this case, we've been watching closely and have recently made the decision to pull our advertising from Hannity."Template:HandTemplate:Bye📰Template:Cc6.0

Wall Street JournalEdit

Alexandra BerzonEdit

in the investigations group, Wall Street Journal

  1. (5/25/2017) In today's Russian collusion news, a Florida GOP operative received stolen Democratic Party turnout info from Guccifer 2.0. Buttery males Raw Story tells a story from the Wall Street Journal about GOP operative Aaron Nevins and how he asked a Russian hacker ("Guccifer 2.0") for "any Florida based information"; 10 days later Nevins received 2.5 gigabytes of data which he posted to a blog he ran called HelloFLA.com using a pseudonym; Guccifer 2.0 then sent the link for the blog to Trump friend and advisor, Roger Stone; Nevins explained: "If your interests align, never shut any doors in politics."Template:DripTemplate:Ussh

Michael GersonEdit

speechwriter for former President George W. Bush

  1. (5/26/2017) "The conservative mind, in some very visible cases, has become diseased," Writes the uber liberal former speech writer for George W.Bush Raw Story violates HIPAA guidelines by disclosing Michael Gerson's diagnosis of the Republican Party; while wondering why the discredited story about Seth Rich's death is still getting airtime, Gerson calls out members of his own party for blindly supporting Trump's policies and ideology on refugees and Muslims as well as tolerating his belief in conspiracies about vaccinations, Muslims celebrating 9/11, Obama's birth certificate, Obama behind the death of an Hawaiian official tangentially related to his birth certificate, Ted Cruz's dad killing JFK, liberals killing Antonin Scalia, and Hillary killing Vince FosterTemplate:Cc6.0

Howard KurtzEdit

journalist, author focuses on the media; host of FOX News' Media Buzz

  1. (5/26/2017) Howard Kurtz is shocked - shocked - that Fox News isn't immune from cries of "Fake News" from Trump supporters when they report the facts Kurtz wrote: "The troubling thing here is that we no longer agree on a common set of facts ... If everything is fake news, then the role of news in fostering intelligent debate is decimated"Template:BackeffTemplate:Rubes📰

John BoehnerEdit

former Speaker of the House

  1. (5/26/2017) Fmr. Speaker of the House Boehner says that GOP tax reform is just a bunch of happy talk thanks to a President that seems to be learning on the job how to be President Boehner delivered the keynote address at financial services giant KPMG’s annual Global Energy Conference; in addition to deflating his party's tax agenda, he burst liberal bubbles as well: "Talk of impeachment is the best way to rile up Trump supporters ... [r]emember, impeachment is not a legal process; it’s a political process"Template:GoptxrTemplate:Meat
    1. (5/26/2017) Boehner pops up to call Trump presidency a "complete disaster" repeat of thread #9604364Template:Pete

Home State Blue SlipEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) Senate GOP: Democrats can't pay us back for blocking all of Obama's judicial nominations if we disallow blocking judicial nominees home-state "blue slip" refers to the physical blue slips of paper the two senators representing the state from where a judge is being nominated must turn in for the nomination to advance to a committee hearing; Republicans withheld blue slips and that is what created the current vacancies; FTFA: "Republicans fear that Senate Democrats will now give them a taste of their own medicine"Template:Bts



We May Have To Get You A Larger RoomEdit

General Intelligence CommunityEdit

  1. (5/11/2017) FBI agents: We never thought the leopard would try to eat _our_ faces, but it has, and it's time to take the leopard out Template:AcfTemplate:Reac
  2. (5/11/2017) Mudd calls President a coward. This is not a repeat from 1865 CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd, "the President acted in a cowardly fashion; he's a coward ... the President can't pick up the phone to say 'thank you for your service, goodbye,' but he can shake the hands of someone who was involved in subverting an election!?"
  3. (5/11/2017) Trump cancels visit to the FBI headquarters after FBI warns him he will not be greeted warmly. Dude, you poked the wrong hornet's nest 
  4. (5/12/2017) The Feds have Trump, et al, on tape talking to Russians. I hope this centipede has a fat bank account for all these shoes dropping Template:Drip
  5. (5/12/2017) 5 very important questions regarding Comey's firing and the FBI investigation of Russiagate, answered bts{{}}Template:Comey

Congressional InvestigatorsEdit

  1. (5/18/2017) Hey kids what time is it? Time for more undisclosed Russian contact during the campaign between April and November, 2016 Trump campaign operatives made at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties; White House declined to comment; Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; Russian foreign ministry official in Moscow declined to comment but, referred Reuters to the Trump administration; spokesman for the Russian embassy in Washington, "We do not comment on our daily contacts with the local interlocutors"Template:Drip

US Intelligence OfficialsEdit

  1. (5/20/2017) US Intelligence intercepted Russian communications where Russian officials bragged that they had a close relationship with Gen. Michael Flynn and could use him to control Trump and his administration conversations picked up by US intelligence officials indicated the Russians regarded Flynn as an ally; they cautioned, however, that the Russians might have exaggerated their sway with Trump's team during those conversations{{Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; White House released a statement: "We are confident that when these inquiries are complete there will be no evidence to support any collusion between the campaign and Russia ... [t]his matter is not going to distract the President or this administration from its work to bring back jobs and keep America safe"}}Template:Ussry
    1. (5/25/2017) NYT: Top Russians discussed using Trump's aides to exert influence over him last summer. Top. Russians people expect spies to collect information, even through hacking, but concerns began to grow that Russians may weaponize the stolen emails by releasing them in the hopes that would shape American opinion, people also understand that American intelligence operatives routinely tap calls with Russian diplomats--it's what spies do; after the Obama administration expelled 35 people suspected of being Russian operatives, transcripts of tapped calls showed that Flynn urged the Russians not to respond, saying relations would improve once Trump was in officeTemplate:DripTemplate:UssryTemplate:Ussrpup

FBIEdit

  1. (5/9/2017) Another shoe drops: Flynn associates receive grand jury subpoenas subpoenas issued by US Attorney Dana Boente's office in Alexandria, Virginia; received by Flynn associates on contracts after he was forced out as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014Template:Bcf🏪
  2. (5/11/2017) FBI makes a special visit to a GOP consulting firm in Annapolis- with a search warrant third-floor offices of Strategic Campaign Group at 191 Main St., Annapolis, MarylandTemplate:RaidTemplate:Noose
  3. (5/11/2017) Trump cancels visit to the FBI headquarters after FBI warns him he will not be greeted warmly. Dude, you poked the wrong hornet's nest 
  4. (5/11/2017) FBI agents change their Facebook profile pages to pictures of James Comey, a gesture usually reserved for slain comrades. Prepare for war 
  5. (5/18/2017) Hey kids what time is it? Time for more undisclosed Russian contact during the campaign between April and November, 2016 Trump campaign operatives made at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties; White House declined to comment; Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; Russian foreign ministry official in Moscow declined to comment but, referred Reuters to the Trump administration; spokesman for the Russian embassy in Washington, "We do not comment on our daily contacts with the local interlocutors"Template:Drip

Unnamed former and current FBI OfficialsEdit

  1. (5/12/2017) Huh. Apparently, Trump wasn't honest about his dinner with Comey. Who'da thunk it? Template:ComeyTemplate:Bustd

CIAEdit

CIA DirectorEdit

No Such AgencyEdit

Defense Intelligence AgencyEdit

CovfefeEdit

Anonymous Letter Writer(s) to the Washington Post[4]

  1. (5/26/2017) [http://fark.com/comments/9604868

There it is - the late Friday Trump-Russia revelation, three day weekend edition <And what a dump it is: Washington Post presents yet another effort by Trump associates to conceal their contacts with Russia, act one of tonight's episode features Kushner, Flynn and Kislyak meeting at Trump Tower on December 1 or 2, 2017; according to US monitoring of Kislyak's communications with Moscow regarding the meeting, Kushner felt it necessary to continue communication with Russia, but knew it would be politically sensitive to meet publicly, so he suggested setting up a secure channel believing their pre-inauguration discussions would not be monitored if they used Russian diplomatic facilities in the US; a former senior intelligence official explains: Russian diplomats do have secure channels to Moscow, but for Kushner to request access to them "seems extremely naive or absolutely crazy"; although Russia has been known to feed false information as a way of sowing misinformation and confusion among US analysts, it's unclear what Kislyak would have had to gain by falsely characterizing his contacts with Kushner to Moscow, particularly at a time when the Kremlin still saw the prospect of dramatically improved relations with Trump <Act two features an anonymous letter the Post received the details of which have since been reviewed and confirmed by US intelligence officials; the letter described the Dec 1 or 2 meeting and the possibility of another meeting between a representative of Trump and a "Russian contact" in a third country whose name was not identified; the Post hints that the meeting in the letter could have been the one between Erik Prince, an informal adviser to the Trump transition team, and a representative of Putin who met in the Seychelles on nine days before inauguration day (Jan. 11, 2017) <drip] {{}}Template:Wapolttr

Steven L. HallEdit

retired CIA, managed Russia operations for 30 years; skeptical of Russia's interest in NRA, gun rights: probably "controlled by the security services" to woo the American right

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip

Daniel CoatsEdit

Director of National Intelligence

  1. (5/24/2017) Trump's aides will soon hear AND YOU GET AN OBSTRUCTION CHARGE AND YOU GET AN OBSTRUCTION CHARGE The Atlantic's article links to a Washington Post article that says: "Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election"; also from WaPo's story: "senior White House officials sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the FBI to drop its probe of Michael Flynn"; when asked about The Post's report, a White House spokesperson replied: "The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals ... The president will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people"

Adm. Michael RogersEdit

director of the National Security Agency""

  1. (5/24/2017) Trump's aides will soon hear AND YOU GET AN OBSTRUCTION CHARGE AND YOU GET AN OBSTRUCTION CHARGE The Atlantic's article links to a Washington Post article that says: "Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election"; also from WaPo's story: "senior White House officials sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the FBI to drop its probe of Michael Flynn"; when asked about The Post's report, a White House spokesperson replied: "The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals ... The president will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people"

Avigdor LibermanEdit

Israeli defense chief

  1. (5/24/2017) Israel says it has changed its intelligence-sharing protocols with U.S. because Trump can't keep his yap shut Israeli defense chief Avigdor Liberman told Army Radio: "I can confirm that we did a spot repair ... What we had to clarify with our friends in the United States, we did. We did our checks."; when asked what changes were made, Liberman replied: "Not everything needs to be discussed in the media; some things need to be talked about in closed rooms"Template:PsecbTemplate:Isr🍼


HistoryEdit

Timothy SnyderEdit

historian, Yale; author "On Tyranny"

  1. (5/2/2017) Yale historian: 'Trump and his actual policies are so unpopular that "it's pretty much inevitable" Trump will try to overthrow Democracy Template:PsaTemplate:Goppol

Henry A. WallaceEdit

FDR's Vice President, January 20, 1941-January 20, 1945

  1. (5/12/2017) 1944 warns of "a breed of super-nationalist who pursues political power by deceiving Americans and playing to their fears, but is really interested only in protecting his own wealth and privilege." Hrrrrrrmmmmmm the article writer's grandfather, Henry A. Wallace, FDR's second Vice President wrote, The Danger of American Fascism, New York Times, April 9, 1944Template:Fasc

RealityEdit

  1. (5/1/2017) Trump quotes Andrew Jackson's criticism of the Civil War, which is impressive considering Jackson died 16 years before the war began "I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little later you wouldn't have had the Civil War ... He was a very tough person but he had a big heart. He was really angry that he saw with regard to the Civil War, he said 'There's no reason for this.'" (from an interview with Salena Zito, Washington Examiner reporter)Template:Slap

Incoming FactsEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) WH forms Russia investigation A-Team. Bannon is the leader, Jared is the face guy, Trump is the wildcard and by default Ben Carson will be token black FOX News heard from Axios that Bannon was put in charge of an anti-Trump+Russia war room to "[r]espond, rebut and refute bad press and legal issues emanating from the special counsel probe led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller into Russian influence on the 2016 election"; some consider this as a way for Bannon to redeem himself; Roger Stone sees something else: "Steve doesn't do anything. I question his competence. I don't question his intelligence ... Stephen K. Bannon talks a good game but never does anything ... the man has no political accomplishments, or as Donald Trump said to me, 'what did he do in the campaign?'"Template:Whmm

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