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Trump commutes Roger Stone’s sentence – Politics Article

President Trump has commuted the sentence of Roger Stone, who was convicted of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said, “Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency.” But the congressional investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election was a lawful inquiry and, in my view,…

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Adam Schiff Blasts Trump And Barr For Commuting Criminal Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence – Politics Article

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff blasted Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr for commuting Roger Stone’s prison sentence. In a statement provided to PoliticusUSA, Schiff said: President Trump has engaged in countless acts that are both self-serving and destructive to our democracy while in office, but commuting the sentence of Roger Stone, a crony who lied and obstructed our investigation to protect Trump himself, is among the most offensive to the rule of law and principles of justice.…

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The Spiraling Downward Trend of Donald Trump’s Political Life – Politics Article

Whether the polls are accurate or not, things are only getting worse for the president’s reelection bid. The White House/Flickr Perhaps freshman Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Michigan is correct and pollsters are once again severely undercounting Donald Trump’s level of support. The president carried Slotkin’s district by seven points, so she’s feeling endangered and it makes sense for her to plan for the worst. Or perhaps New York Times polling expert Nate Cohn is correct: “Right now, it’s extremely simple: the…

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Facebook removes Trump ally Roger Stone’s accounts and pages / Boing Boing – Politics Article

Reuters [2017] Longtime Donald Trump consigliere Roger Stone is due in prison next week. Facebook on Wednesday took down 50 personal and professional pages connected to the U.S. President’s former adviser, about 10 years after it would do any good. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, wrote on the company blog that the Roger Stone takedowns should send a message that artificially inflating engagement for political use will be stopped. “It doesn’t matter what they’re saying, and it doesn’t…

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Karine Jean-Pierre of MSNBC: If we get another four years of Trump, “then it’s on us” – Politics Article

The American dream means different things to different people. One thing I consistently find is that the closer a person is to the immigrant experience, the more they appreciate what America has to offer. These people, in turn, tend to be more protective of the promise of America. That is certainly the case when it comes to Karine Jean-Pierre, an MSNBC contributor, veteran of the Obama White House and author of the new book, “Moving Forward: A Story of Hope,…

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Facebook’s Civil Rights Auditor Finally Delivers a Verdict – Mother Jones – Politics Article

The Facebook logo displayed on a phone screen and keyboard are seen in this multiple exposure illustration photo taken in Poland on June 14, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters. Over the last two years, the relationship between civil rights groups and social media goliath Facebook has, like a roller coaster, been full of ups, plunging downs, unexpected turns, and dizzying about-faces. Advocates have experienced highs of…

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Trump’s Favorite Hobby Is Lying – Politics Article

Donald Trump is unquestionably the most dishonest president in American history. Journalists have spent the last four years tirelessly attempting to document the thousands of lies he has told the American people. But a new book written by the president’s niece, Mary Trump, shows not only that he’s been a liar his entire life, but that he gets sincere pleasure from being dishonest. As Rachel Maddow said on Tuesday, “The plot point that you keep coming back to in every…

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How Trump Could Improve His Electoral Odds – Politics Article

In this week’s FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the team considers various strategies that President Trump and Republicans could use to improve their electoral prospects this fall — ranging from a new running mate to a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. This is only a snippet of a Politics Article written by Galen Druke Read Full Political Article

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A Cold War with China? – Politics Article

Niall Ferguson writes about the emerging Cold War between the U.S. and China. Ferguson calls this Cold War both inevitable and desirable. It’s desirable because, among other things, “it has jolted the U.S. out of complacency and into an earnest effort not to be surpassed by China in artificial intelligence, quantum computing and other strategically crucial technologies.” Even Henry Kissinger, architect of the policy of U.S.-Chinese engagement, acknowledges the new reality. He told Ferguson that “we are in the foothills…

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Trump Goes After Bubba Wallace, NASCAR Over Noose ‘Hoax’ – Politics Article

President Trump on Monday hammered driver Bubba Wallace over a fake noose “hoax” and went after NASCAR for banning the Confederate flag from their events. Trump made the comments in an early morning tweet to his followers. “Has [Wallace] apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers [and] officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, [and] were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX?” he asked.…

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Eric Trump Helpfully Reminds Voters His Dad Palled Around With A Pedophile – Politics Article

Republicans collectively leapt with joy when Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday for sex abuse charges. This wasn’t necessarily because they gave a damn about Epstein’s victims. They were just delighted to play another thrilling round of “Bill Clinton’s A Pervert.” They probably also think the Macarena is a fresh dance move. Eric Trump, the president’s second worst son, tweeted a photo of Clinton walking his daughter, Chelsea, down the aisle at her 2010 wedding. Pictured among…

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Let Republicans Help Defeat Trump, but Don’t Be Fooled – Politics Article

The Lincoln Project republicans came out in full force last December, declaring in a New York Times op-ed their mission of defeating both Trump this November as well as Trumpism, meaning they are seeking to erase the republican majority in the senate.  This majority, in their view, has enabled Trump and promises similarly damaging leadership. They emphasize that “this president’s actions are possible only with the craven acquiescence of congressional Republicans. They have done no less than abdicate their Article…

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Tammy Duckworth & Media Lying about President Trump’s Mt. Rushmore Speech – Politics Article

President Donald Trump speaks prior to signing an executive order on police reform at a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House, June 16, 2020. (File photo: Leah Millis/Reuters) Senator Tammy Duckworth says that, during his address at Mount Rushmore on Friday, President Trump “spent all his time talking about dead traitors.” This is a flat-out lie. It is entirely untrue. It is invented from whole cloth. You can read the speech here and see for yourself. One…

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Thatcher, Trump, Biden, and More – Politics Article

British prime minister Margaret Thatcher at the Conservative Party conference on October 13, 1989 (Stringer / U.K. / Reuters) In response to How to Quit without Being a Quitter Kevin, after the midterm elections of 2018, I toyed with an idea. Margaret Thatcher once told Charles Moore, her official biographer, that she had wanted to title her memoirs “Undefeated.” She was very proud of having never lost at the ballot box. (Her fellow Conservatives ended her premiership, internally.) I thought…

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From Gingrich to Trump, the origins of Trumpism with Julian Zelizer – Politics Article

Princeton professor Julian Zelizer joins us to talk about his new book, “Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party.” Zelizer’s premise for the book, and our discussion today, is that you have to know the history of former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in order to understand how we got Trump: “President Trump practices the kind of anti-establishment, take-no-prisoners partisanship that Gingrich brought to Washington in…

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White House Adviser Blames China For ‘Every Bad Thing,’ Dodges Qs On USA’s Unique Failures – Politics Article

In an unhinged interview Friday, the White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said the Chinese government is responsible for “every bad thing we’re experiencing right now” — but he couldn’t explain why COVID-19 cases are swelling in America while other wealthy nations around the world have begun to smother the disease. The Chinese government, Navarro told MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, “sent hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationals over here to seed and spread the virus.” And the novel coronavirus itself, he…

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