Robertson: Trump, Jr. Set Up by Democrats!

Fresh off his Oval Office interview with Donald Trump, televangelist fraud Pat Robertson floated a theory that the now-infamous meeting between several Russians and Donald Trump, Jr. was really set up by Democratic operatives to discredit Trump. … [Read more...]

Trump: I’ll Protect American-Made Products. Not Mine, of Course.

As he kicked off Made in America Week, Donald Trump hypocritically vowed to prevent other countries from "stealing" our jobs by manufacturing products for export to the United States. You know, like virtually everything he and his family has ever produced or sold. … [Read more...]

Trump Thinks Campaigns Can Censor Newspapers

A new book out about the Trump campaign has a very revealing section on the exact moment the Donald turned on former campaign manager Paul Manafort -- when he "allowed" the New York Times to print a story about chaos inside his campaign. … [Read more...]

Meet One of the Con Artist Preachers Who Prayed with Trump

Last week saw at least the third instance of Trump meeting with a group of Christian right pastors and letting them lay hands on him and pray over him. Most of those pastors were prosperity gospel-preaching con artists, and one of them, Warren Throckmorton points out, is a transparent fraud who claims a fake doctorate. … [Read more...]

Rohrer Admits Johnson Amendment Prevents Almost Nothing

While Donald Trump panders to the Christian right by promising to repeal the Johnson Amendment, the far-right leader of the American Pastors Network, Sam Rohrer, recently admitted that the law actually does not prevent churches or pastors from doing virtually anything at all. … [Read more...]

Two More Republicans Bail on Health Care Bill

Rand Paul and Susan Collins had already said they would not vote for the Senate's second attempt at repealing and replacing Obamacare, which put the vote at exactly 50/50 with Pence casting the tiebreaking vote. But now two more Republicans have rejected it, killing the bill for the moment. … [Read more...]

No, It’s Not Democratic Obstruction Keeping Trump from Filling Jobs

Whole federal agencies continue to go without people in positions of leadership because the Trump administration is not prepared to govern, but they keep trying to blame it all on Democratic obstructionism in the Senate confirmation process. That is, as usual, a lie. … [Read more...]

Senate Health Bill Would Deeply Slash State Medicaid Funding

A new study, not from the Congressional Budget Office but by a private group, finds that if the new version of the Senate's Obamacare repeal and replace bill were to become law, states would see cuts in their Medicaid funding of up to nearly 40%. … [Read more...]

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Permanently Hysterical Todd Starnes

It's been a while since I wrote about Todd Starnes, Fox News' resident hysteric, who clutches his pearls and goes to the fainting couch with a case of the vapors at the drop of a hat. He has a radio show, which gives him a platform to go on inane tirades like this: … [Read more...]

Fox Pundits: It’s a Coup!

That seems to be the latest talking point from the most ridiculous of the Fox News pundits, specifically Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs and Jesse Watters, that the various scandals engulfing Trump, all of his own making, are really a left-wing coup against the government. … [Read more...]

Sekulow: ‘Not Fair’ to Criticize Ethics of Russia Meeting

Jay Sekulow is a Christian right leader, and like most of them he is far more "right" than he is Christian. Despite his public declarations of faith and pretense that only Christianity can ground morality, he says it's just not fair to expect (Republican) politicians to think about ethics during a campaign. … [Read more...]

Even Insurance Companies Say Cruz Amendment is Disastrous

I wrote last week about the amendment that Ted Cruz added to the 2nd version of the Senate Obamacare repeal bill, which would allow insurance companies to market policies not compliant with the ACA and herd everyone else into high-risk pools. Even the insurance companies are saying this is a terrible idea that will lead to higher premiums. … [Read more...]