November 15, 2018

Trump continued his world record for being utterly fact-free by claiming that the reason so many Republicans lost at the midterms was because Democrats cast multiple votes by changing clothes and getting back in line to vote again and again. Has the man ever actually cast a vote? It simply doesn’t work that way. (more…) Read more

November 15, 2018

Lindsay M. Harris and Dree K. Collopy, two immigration lawyers specializing in asylum cases, have a Washington Post column debunking Trump’s many lies about the refugee caravan moving north through Mexico toward our southern border to apply for asylum. They start by pointing out that they are fleeing “horrific violence” and only “trying to survive and protect their children.” Then they take on some specific lies. (more…) Read more

November 15, 2018

John Yoo, the now-infamous author of the Bush torture memos who supports a staggeringly broad view of executive power, says that Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker to be the Acting Attorney General is unconstitutional. He makes this argument on the basis of the distinction between principal officers and inferior officers. (more…) Read more

November 15, 2018

One of the things about Trump is that sometimes he’s pretending to believe something for political purposes and sometimes he really believes it. Aaron Blake looks at Trump’s pre-election predictions about a “red wave” and his furious reaction when it didn’t happen and asks which is the case here. I’ll offer my own analysis of that question. (more…) Read more

November 15, 2018

Oh boy, looks like Kellyanne Conway’s husband is taking his disgust at the actions of her boss to the next level. He has now formed a group with other conservative lawyers, called Checks and Balances, to call attention to the incredible number of ways Trump has undermined the rule of law and our constitutional norms. (more…) Read more

November 15, 2018

From the Department of Massive Contradictions, Fox News is officially supporting CNN’s lawsuit against Donald Trump over the pulling of press credentials from reporter Jim Acosta and will file an amicus brief in the case supporting their argument that Trump is violating the First Amendment with his actions. (more…) Read more

November 15, 2018

Sen. Mitch McConnell, perhaps the most blindly partisan political leader this country has ever seen, actually has an op-ed on the Fox News website — of course — with the headline (I kid you not), “Will Dems work with us, or simply put partisan politics ahead of the country?” Any legitimate news site would need to stop laughing before considering whether to publish it. (more…) Read more

November 14, 2018

We’ve heard from Kat Kerr, Mark Taylor and Bill Mitchell with their excuses for why the “red tsunami” they predicted didn’t happen, now let’s hear from their fellow crackpot, Liz Crokin. She has a fresh new take on it — the Republicans let the Democrats win so they could expose rampant voter fraud. (more…) Read more

November 14, 2018

Gavin McInnes loves to pose as this super tough guy, but he’s reduced to a whining, sniveling little snowflake when he gets mean looks from his neighbors. And of course, he blames George Soros for the whole thing because…well, because he can’t blame himself and his repulsive views, can he? So blame it on the right’s all-purpose boogeyman. (more…) Read more

November 14, 2018

Reuters reports that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will consult with ethics officials about any matters that may require his recusal, presumably including the Mueller investigation. Whether he will follow their advice, of course, is an entirely different matter. (more…) Read more

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