Trump Lies in Interview About His Lies

I don't know how Time magazine managed to get Donald Trump to do an interview specifically about his total disregard for the truth, but they did. And they pitched it to him as exactly that. Predictably, he said a lot of false things while claiming he never says false things. But his main argument was that in each case, he read it somewhere and is therefore absolved of any responsibility for whether it's true or not. A couple examples. … [Read more...]

Trump Wants Vote on Friday, May Let Obamacare Stay

In a truly stunning development, Donald Trump demanded that the House schedule a vote on the health care bill today even though it's not likely to pass. And his budget director says that if that vote fails, he is prepared to move on to other things and leave Obamacare alone. … [Read more...]

CBO: Amendments to Republican Health Care Bill Make It Worse

The Congressional Budget Office updated its scoring on the Republican Obamacare replacement bill to include changes made earlier this week in an attempt to win over the votes of those who don't like the bill. The conclusion: Those changes make the bill worse, not better. … [Read more...]

Trump: Paul Manafort? Never Heard of the Guy

Now that it's been proven that former Trump campaign chairman was paid by a Russian billionaire and that he explicitly said that his work would benefit Vladimir Putin directly, Trump and his people are pretending that Manafort barely existed and had little to do with the campaign. First, the evidence against Manafort: … [Read more...]

Root: Ignore the Victims of the Healthcare Bill

Deranged Trump sycophant Wayne Allyn Root, former VP candidate for the Libertarian Party, has some advice for Trump: Ignore the 24 million people who will lose insurance because of the Republican Obamacare replacement bill because those people wouldn't vote for him anyway. … [Read more...]

Trump Sycophants Play Pretend After Bizarre Nunes ‘Revelations’

It was an absolutely bizarre scene on Wednesday as Rep. Devin Nunes went to the White House to inform the target of his committee's investigation about "new" evidence that had come to light. Even more bizarre, though entirely predictable, was the extremely dishonest reaction from right-wing pundits. … [Read more...]

Ryan, Trump Fail to Pass Obamacare Replacement Bill

After swearing for days that there would be a vote on Thursday in the House on the Obamacare replacement bill, and that they had the votes to pass it, the Republican leadership had to cancel the vote, primarily because the far-right Tea Partiers in the chamber don't think the bill is sadistic enough yet. … [Read more...]

Why Trump is Both Terrible At and Uninterested In Diplomacy

We knew during the campaign that Donald Trump knows less than nothing about foreign policy and diplomacy, but it has become clear in only the first few weeks of his presidency that he's both terrible at it and completely disinterested in it. James Goldgeier and Elizabeth N. Saunders at Foreign Affairs explain why: … [Read more...]

Another Republican Says Rape is the Will of God

The Oklahoma state legislature is debating a bill that would ban abortion in cases of genetic abnormality and the Republican sponsor of the bill refuses to put in an exception for rape and incest. Asked by a colleague if he thinks rape and incest are the will of God, he says yes. … [Read more...]

Tillerson Says We’ll Build ‘Safe Zones’ in Syria for Refugees

Repeating a massively simplistic idea from Donald Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. plans to create "interim safe zones" inside of Syria so refugees can return home. How will we do that? Through ceasefires, he laughably says. … [Read more...]

Wall Street Journal Condemns Trump’s Lack of Credibility

The Rupert Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal, the most prominent newspaper of conservative thought in the country, has an editorial hammering Donald Trump for his constant lies and refusal to ever back down from claims that diminish not only his credibility, but the country's as well. … [Read more...]

Friedersdorf on Trump and Political Correctness

One of the most ridiculous pretenses from the right is the idea that "political correctness" is something only liberals engage in. But by their own definitions, they do the same thing. Conor Friedersdorf, one of the most intellectually honest conservatives, provides a perfect example: … [Read more...]