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Trump’s Lies Have Grown Far More Frequent—and More Dangerous

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In recent months, the steady stream became a deluge. Although Washington Post journalists and other fact-checkers have dutifully documented President Donald Trump’s now more than 5,000 misleading statements and outright lies, the American public may no longer pay much attention to the exhausting flood of misinformation. Now, a book-length study from the nonpartisan RAND Corporation warns that a growing disregard for basic facts could have dire longterm consequences for American democracy. From June through August, Trump averaged more than 15 bogus statements a day—more than triple his daily rate in 2017. Recently, he went after Google, falsely claiming the country’s biggest information search tool […]

Dissent is a slow brew on the streets at this year’s UN General Assembly

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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — For a city that never shuts up, New York is pretty quiet in the first days of this year’s United Nations General Assembly — the annual circus that brings the entire world into Manhattan. From politicians to activists, they all roll in, the former rubbing elbows over expensive meals in plush hotels and embassies, the latter, at sign-making parties and marches. But with protest permits stacked up for next week — when the high-level meetings start to happen — the designated protest zone across from the United Nations was quiet on Thursday, jammed on […]

Trump says Hurricane Maria response was ‘unsung success’ despite nearly 3,000 deaths

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A recent study determined nearly 3,000 Puerto Ricans died due to devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has accepted the findings of the report. However, that hasn’t stopped President Donald Trump from continuing to brag about the federal response to the storm. During a briefing about Hurricane Florence with FEMA administrator Brock Long on Tuesday, Trump called the response in Puerto Rico “an incredible, unsung success” and “one of the best jobs that’s ever been done.” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, an outspoken critic of the administration’s handling of Hurricane Maria, was quick to respond […]

Lanny Davis MEGA FAIL in progress as MichaelCohenTruth.com redirects to GUESS WHERE!?

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Earlier today, Michael Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, asked people to donate to his client’s legal fund at MichaelCohenTruth.com. Via TV Newser: Davis: Could I take one opportunity to remind everyone that Michael Cohen has suffered a tragic and difficult experience with his family. He’s without resources and we’ve set up a website called Michaelcohentruth.com that we’re hoping that he will get some help from the American people so he can continue to tell the truth. Yeah … about that… It seems that Davis gave the website’s address out before he actually purchased the domain and now it directs to DonaldJTrump.com: This is interesting. @LannyDavis on @FoxNews…

Melania Trump Is ‘Far More Relaxed’ When She’s Not with the President: Report

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump‘s every move together is the subject of ample speculation — and in a new piece by The New York Times, a source alleges that she appears more comfortable solo. “In private, a former White House official said, Mr. and Mrs. Trump give the impression that they like one another, but their rapport is not particularly warm,” the Times report, published Friday, states. “One person who has spent a considerable amount of time around her said Mrs. Trump was far more relaxed outside the presence of her husband than when he was around.” […]

“The day the swamp overflowed”: David Axelrod takes this Trump news day to hyperbolic overdrive

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“This will be remembered as the day the swamp overflowed.” — Noted historian David Axelrod This will be remembered as the day when the swamp overflowed.https://t.co/t6O1gL0AIv — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 21, 2018 While he was sharing an article about Rep. Duncan Hunter being indicted on illegal use of campaign funds, his comment is more pointed at the news surrounding former attorney for President Trump Michael Cohen reaching a plea deal with federal prosecutors and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort being found guilty on eight counts of fraud. This could very well be the beginning of the end for […]

Why Michael Cohen Is a Triple Threat for Donald Trump

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Listen to David discuss the peril Michael Cohen poses to Trump on the Mother Jones Podcast. When Michael Cohen handed over to CNN (via his lawyer Lanny Davis) a tape he secretly recorded of Donald Trump and him discussing a payment intended to keep a Playboy model silent about her alleged affair with Trump, the former Trump fixer signaled that he indeed has defected and is willing to cooperate fully with prosecutors, including special counsel Robert Mueller. This marks what promises to be a decisive moment in not only the Trump-Russia scandal but all the Trump scandals (known and unknown), […]

Schwarzenegger says Trump was like a ‘little wet noodle’ next to Putin

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Renowned actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) on Monday tweeted a video blasting President Donald Trump over his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Hill reports. “It was embarrassing. You stood there like a little wet noodle, like a little fan boy,” Schwarzenegger said in the 45-second selfie video as he addressed Trump.  “I was asking myself when you are going to ask him for an autograph or a selfie or something like that.” President @realDonaldTrump, remember, America first. pic.twitter.com/JDEm2rR50G — Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) July 16, 2018 Schwarzenegger added that Trump “sold out” the U.S. intelligence community and justice system […]