Pruitt Misleads on Face the Nation

Scott Pruitt, who was somehow confirmed as Trump's EPA Administrator despite being an outspoken enemy of environmental regulation (oh right, he's a Republican), went on ABC's This Week and threw out some real whoppers during the interview. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Concern Over Leaks Magically Disappears

Donald Trump and his various mouthpieces have tried mightily to change the subject on the Russia story to make it about the leaks and demand that the identity of the leakers be investigated and that they be punished. But not when the leaks benefit them: … [Read more...]

Michigan, Flint Reach Settlement to Replace Lead Pipes

The state of Michigan and the city of Flint have reached a settlement in the dispute over lead in the drinking water. The settlement requires the state to pay $100 million to replace thousands of lead pipes throughout the city and keep distributing bottled water until that job is finished. … [Read more...]

Franklin Graham Suddenly Discovers Obstructionism in DC

The terminally ridiculous Franklin Graham has made a magical discovery that there is obstructionism in Congress. Funny thing is that what he now claims is obstructionism by Democrats actually isn't, but he was thrilled with real obstructionism by Republicans for the last eight years. … [Read more...]

Two Wingnuts Spin Lurid Fantasy of Obama, Trump and Russia

Jim Bakker had end times preacher John Shorey on his show and together they spun a cockamamie fantasy that Obama is directing a campaign to remove Trump from office out of his house in DC and that this will somehow lead to Russia launching a war against the United States. … [Read more...]

The Cultivated Myth of Obamacare’s ‘Death Spiral’

Republicans have carefully and systematically created a myth that Obamacare is in a "death spiral" and is going to "implode" or "explode," forcing everyone to realize the need to get rid of it. PolitiFact debunks this...oh hell, let's call it what it is, a lie. … [Read more...]

Cernovich Gets His 60 Minutes of Fame

Our old friend Mike Cernovich has become a star in the cesspool of the racist and misogynist far right, thanks to his jumping on the Trump bandwagon last year. So much so that 60 Minutes actually did a story about him, which exposed him for the ridiculous trollish buffoon that he is. This part of the interview amuses me: … [Read more...]

Trump, GOP Allow Labor Law Violators to Get Federal Contracts

President Obama signed an executive order urging the General Services Administration not to award contracts to companies with a history of violating labor laws and cheating their employees out of wages. Trump just signed a bill reversing that order. … [Read more...]

The Trump Style of Gibberish

I've quoted Donald Trump's penchant for word salads and referred to it as gibberish many times. Neil Gabler notes the same thing and argues that Trump's constant stream-of-consciousness gibberish is actually a particular form of derangement. … [Read more...]

Hannity Demands Examples of His Dishonesty

Legendary journalist Ted Koppel made Sean Hannity pout the other day when he said directly to his face that he thinks he's bad for America because he handles facts dishonestly. Now Hannity is demanding examples of him putting ideology before facts. … [Read more...]

The Nunes/Trump Story Gets Even Weirder

Rep. Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, has had quite a week. First, that bizarre press conference in the White House driveway, then an apology for sharing information with Trump rather than with his fellow committee members. And the story just got even weirder: … [Read more...]

Christians in OK House Still Marking Their Territory

They put up a Ten Commandments statue on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The OK Supreme Court struck it down. They appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which turned them down. They tried many ways to get around the ruling. And now they're trying again. … [Read more...]