No, It Still Isn’t Treason

With the new story about Jared Kushner trying to set up a backchannel to communicate with the Russians without our intelligence agencies intercepting the messages, the cries of treason are arising again. Here's what Richard Painter, the ethics counsel in the Bush 43 White House claimed: … [Read more...]

The Fittest Man Ever to Occupy the White House

At the end of the G7 summit, as the other world leaders walked a little less than half a mile through the streets of Sicily, Donald Trump had to take a golf cart because he didn't have the stamina and energy to keep up with the rest of them. … [Read more...]

Trump Lied to G7 Leaders About Non-Existent Environmental Awards

Donald Trump, always eager to brag even when -- perhaps especially when -- there's nothing to brag about, told a lie to the other world leaders at the G7 summit this week, claiming to have won several environmental awards that he did not, in fact, win. … [Read more...]

‘Coach’ Dave Goes On Another Anti-Semitic Rant

"Coach" Dave Daubenmire is pushing his recent anti-Semitic rants up to 11, now claiming that the Jews -- but not the "bloodline Jews," he says -- are selling the nation into financial bondage. That's an old slander straight out of Nazi (and previously Lutheran) rhetoric. … [Read more...]

Klayman Very Upset Over Michelle Obama’s Shoulders

Donald Trump has spent the last week or so embarrassing the entire country with one display of boorish behavior after another overseas, but what is Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, upset about? Michelle Obama's shoulders, of course. … [Read more...]

Report: Kushner Wanted Secret Backchannel to Russians

In what has become an almost traditional Friday evening news dump, there are two absolutely bombshell reports about the Trump campaign and Russia that takes what is already a huge story to a whole new level. The Washington Post reports that Jared Kushner tried to set up a backchannel to Russia that would evade NSA snooping. … [Read more...]

Republican Bill Would Virtually Eliminate Accountability for Police

Old friend of Dispatches Radley Balko is still doing the best reporting in the country on police misconduct and brutality and he writes about a new bill Republicans want to pass in Congress that would make it virtually impossible to sue police officers for their illegal actions. … [Read more...]

Trump Pushes Aside Montenegro Leader to Get in Front

Another bit of crass rudeness from our bully-in-chief during the NATO summit as Trump shoves aside the prime minister of Montenegro to get down front for a photo op and then acts as if he didn't do anything. Seriously, how is anyone not ashamed of this petty, infantile man being elected? … [Read more...]

Gianforte Wins House Seat After Assaulting Reporter

As many predicted, violent right-wing thug Greg Gianforte won his election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives only 24 hours after being arrested for violently assaulting a reporter from the Guardian newspaper for asking him pesky questions. … [Read more...]

Right Wing Defends Gianforte’s Violent Assault on Reporter

After decades of bashing the media as part of their core political strategy, the right wing can't even bring itself to condemn an unprovoked violent assault on a reporter. A menagerie of right wing media outlets leaped to the defense of Greg Gianforte's criminal behavior. Like this panel on Fox News: … [Read more...]

Trump Pledges Trade War Over German Cars

Donald Trump's cringeworthy performance at the NATO summit was even worse than just his ignorance and/or dishonesty about the other nations owing us money. According to a report in Der Spiegel, he also went out of his way to insult Germany and pledge a trade war over their cars being sold in America. … [Read more...]

WSJ: GOP Operative Asked Russian Hacker for DCCC Documents

The Wall Street Journal reports that a Republican operative from Florida asked Russian hacker Guccifer 2.0, identified by intelligence agencies as the source of the email hacking in last year's election, for DCCC documents -- and he got them. … [Read more...]