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Movement for Impeachment Must Be Grounded in Opposition to Trumpism and the GOP

Many on the left are balking at pushing for Donald Trump’s impeachment because of the prospect of a President Pence. But that shouldn’t stop them.

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Official Washington Has Turned Michael Flynn Into Road Kill

The former national security adviser’s case is a disturbing example of how politicized law enforcement can destroy a U.S. citizen’s life in today’s new McCarthyism.

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North Korea’s Message for Trump: We Will Protect Ourselves With Nuclear Weapons (Video)

If the United States takes military action against North Korea, “it would mean from that very day an all-out war,” Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol (pictured) says. 

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump’s Wiretapping Charge Could Contain Some Explosive Truth

The mere existence of a transcript of a phone conversation involving Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser (pictured), carries the potential for a Watergate-size scandal that would land on the Democrats. 

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Mike Pence Used Private Email for State Business and Was Hacked When He Was a Governor

The AOL account was in operation at the same time he was condemning Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential nominee’s email scandal.

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Inside V.P. Mike Pence’s Not-So-Reassuring European Reassurance Tour

Amid reports out of Melbourne, Fla., and, well, Sweden, Americans learned what President Trump was up to this weekend. But how about his deputy? 

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 READ MORE



Why Did Donald Trump Appoint Gen. Michael Flynn in the First Place?

It reflects poorly on the president’s judgment that he could not see that his hand-picked national security adviser, pictured, was a disaster.

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The Long Road to Impeaching Trump Just Got Shorter

Democratic leaders in Congress have shown scant interest in impeaching the new president. Escalating pressure from constituents could soon change that.

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DeVos Squeaks In as Trump’s Education Secretary

The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm the appointment of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the historic, tie-breaking vote.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE



Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Help Block Potential Rollback of LGBT Rights

The couple reportedly also influenced President Trump to release a statement Tuesday affirming the White House’s commitment to upholding LGBT protections.

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Naomi Klein: Expect ‘First Shocks of Trump’s Disaster Capitalism’

The writer uses the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe to suggest the upcoming economic, security and weather calamities that Donald Trump and Mike Pence could both cause and exploit.

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 READ MORE


Discussing Race and Religion in the Age of Trump With the Rev. Madison Shockley

The Truthdig team sat down Thursday with the pastor and writer to discuss how race relations and religious values in the United States will be affected by the election outcome.

Posted on Dec 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Five Donald Trump Headlines More Outrageous Than the ‘Hamilton’ Tiff

The New York Times ran the “Hamilton” story above the fold, while news that Trump had settled student lawsuits over the fraudulent Trump University for $25 million was placed below the fold.

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The American Experiment Will Be Put to the Test With Donald Trump’s Presidency

Republicans will control the White House, both chambers of Congress, most governorships and most state legislatures. The Democrats need new blood and new ideas.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 READ MORE



GOP Enthusiasm for Donald Trump Increases as Election Day Nears

When threatened with defeat, even of a candidate they don’t like, Republicans tend to return to their Grand Old Party, like estranged children straggling home for Thanksgiving.

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Final Debate Leaves Us Wanting More Options for President

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage in Las Vegas for their last showdown before Nov. 8. The overall performance will not be remembered as a shining moment in American history.

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Trump the Arsonist

Donald Trump and his slyly smiling running mate Mike Pence are playing up their vision of scorched-earth America not just to win general political points but to appeal to a very specific set of voters by tapping into the apocalyptic strain in American politics.

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 READ MORE



Cast Your Vote: How Should the United States Respond to Escalating Tensions in Syria?

Politicians were plagued with questions on foreign policy last week as the relationship between the U.S. and Russia continued to deteriorate.

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Vice Presidential Debate Left Us Wanting Less

Tim Kaine and Mike Pence established themselves as national political figures and avoided harming their respective candidates’ chances. But the benefit for voters was harder to discern.

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Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Ajamu Baraka ‘Debates’ Mike Pence and Tim Kaine

Democracy Now! gave Baraka a chance to respond in real time to questions put to the Republican and Democratic nominees’ running mates during their face-off this week.

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Silence on Climate Change Is Another Form of Denial

The global environmental issue is real, and it is worsening. That it should play a central role in the U.S. elections is undebatable.

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Samantha Bee on Tim Kaine: Remind Me, Why Isn’t Elizabeth Warren on the Ticket? (Video)

After Kaine’s performance at the vice presidential debate Tuesday, the “Full Frontal” host expresses her dismay at Hillary Clinton’s choice of running mate.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



You Call That a Debate?

The “winner” of Tuesday night’s Tim Kaine-Mike Pence confrontation may not be clear, but we know one loser: democracy.

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The VP Debate Served to Remind Americans Just How Extreme the Rest of the Republican Party Is

These days, with Donald Trump having dominated the news for more than a year, it’s easy to overlook the Republicans in Congress. But Mike Pence’s stances were a potent reminder of what a Republican Congress and White House would do.

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Mike Pence Is a Trump in Politician’s Clothing—as Dishonest and Erratic, Just Much Smoother

Trump running mate Mike Pence continued the unreality of this election season in Tuesday’s debate by denying many things that are true and asserting many things that are not true.

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VP Debate: Tim Kaine Puts Mike Pence on the Defensive as Candidates Take On Issues, and Each Other

In what became a heated debate, Republican Pence played a more rational-seeming, diplomatic foil to the brash and bombastic Donald Trump, while Democrat Kaine continued Hillary Clinton’s line of attack against her rival for the presidency.

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Here Are 7 Questions Mike Pence Should Be Asked at the Vice Presidential Debate

Too few voters know the extremist agenda of Trump’s running mate, but some pointed queries could change that.

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 READ MORE



Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka Urge Trump and Clinton to Back Open Debates With Greens, Libertarians

“The US electorate is changing rapidly and is no longer limited to Republicans and Democrats,” the members of the Green Party ticket say in a letter to the major-party nominees.

Posted on Aug 21, 2016 READ MORE



Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Their Tax Returns

Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein released their personal tax returns this week, putting pressure on rivals Gary Johnson and Donald Trump to release theirs.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE


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Refuting Donald Trump’s Lies About the United States

AP’s Fact Check found that the candidate’s statistics in his GOP acceptance speech are way beyond the “damned lies” level.

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Why Donald Trump Could Be the Next President of the United States

The great tragedy of the moment is not rooted in the Republican Party’s self-cannibalization. It’s in a Democratic Party that “successfully” suffocated responsible answers to the crises consuming our world.

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 READ MORE



Republican Convention Live Blog: On Day 3, America Meets Donald Trump’s Secret Weapon

If the enchanting Mike Pence helps Republicans recapture the White House this fall, don’t say Thomas Frank, Robert Scheer and other progressive journalists didn’t warn you.

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee on the ‘41st and Possibly the Last’ Republican National Convention (Video)

The “Full Frontal” host gave a fast, clever and funny introduction to “conservatella 2016” on Monday night and interviewed two people with very different opinions about just how screwed the host city, Cleveland, will be during the convention.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Best Reporting on Mike Pence Through the Years

We took a look back at the career of the Indiana governor Donald Trump has picked as his running mate.

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Room for Comparison Between Sharia and Mike Pence’s Evangelical Beliefs

Donald Trump’s running mate supports faith-based restrictions that pose a danger to secular and liberal traditions in the United States.

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 READ MORE



Mike Pence Won’t Help Trump Broaden His Base

Donald Trump’s selection of the Indiana governor as his running mate is just what everyone is saying it is: a safe, traditional choice. But the pick is also—and more importantly—something else: a sign of real weakness.

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 READ MORE


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Trump VP Pick Mike Pence Led Crusade Against Planned Parenthood

A close look at the record of Donald Trump’s running mate tells us a few things about what counts as “establishment” in today’s Republican Party.

Posted on Jul 16, 2016 READ MORE


Trump’s VP Pick, Mike Pence, Doesn’t Know Anything About Israel’s Nuclear Weapons

In a video from several years ago, Pence attempted to deflect a question about Israel’s nuclear weapons by committing to the line “Israel is our most cherished ally.”

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Companies’ Pro-Equality Rhetoric Belied by Their Campaign Donations

Last week, corporate America appeared to take a rare stand on principle.

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