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Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

After Spicer abruptly quits, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is named to replace him.

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‘Lear,’ Not ‘1984,’ Defines the Trump Era

The best literary precedent for what we’re enduring now is not the absolute order of Big Brother but the irrational eruptions of King Lear.

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Sean Spicer Reaches Orwellian Levels of ‘Duckspeak’ With His News Briefings

The vocabulary and speaking style of Donald Trump’s press secretary resembles a form of speech from George Orwell’s “1984.”

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 READ MORE


Noam Chomsky on Climate Change, Foreign Policy and ‘the Facade of Trumpisms’ (Video)

The acclaimed political critic and philosopher delves into a number of pressing subjects in a special hour-long talk with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Donald Trump Considers Scaling Back Sean Spicer’s Public Role

Several White House officials indicate the president may keep him behind the scenes and put deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in front of the cameras more often.

Posted on May 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Spicer Shuts Down Questions on Trump Tweet During Friday Press Briefing

The White House press secretary demurs when asked if there are “recording devices in the Oval Office” and claims the president’s “tapes” tweet about James Comey “speaks for itself.”

Posted on May 12, 2017 READ MORE


‘The Simpsons’ Takes On Trump’s First 100 Days (Video)

The acclaimed animated series lays into the Trump administration in a teaser for Sunday’s upcoming episode.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ in Afghanistan

The Massive Ordnance Air Blast—or MOAB—weapon was developed during the Iraq War but previously wasn’t used in combat. It’s the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal.

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Washington’s Trend of Demonizing Foes Lands Sean Spicer in Hot Water

The White House spokesman’s belligerent malapropisms soared to new heights Tuesday with his comments about Hitler not gassing his own people.

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Hillary Clinton Urges Americans to ‘Resist, Insist, Persist, Enlist’ in Fight Against Trump

In one of her first public speeches since she lost the 2016 presidential election, Clinton doesn’t hold back with criticisms of the president and his administration.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



House GOP Calls Off Trumpcare Vote and Kills the Bill

President Trump tells House Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the proposed American Health Care Act after Republicans fail to garner enough support to pass it.

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 READ MORE



An In-Depth Look at Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s ‘Pervasive Female Double’

A new profile in New York magazine details how the trusted presidential adviser has carved out a powerful role for herself in the White House.

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 READ MORE



Hacking the Election: We Should Call Trump’s Bluff for a Watergate-Style Inquiry

If the president wants a full-blown investigation to address his wiretapping claims against his predecessor, let’s have it—and get the answers to three crucial questions in the process.

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Major Media Outlets Barred From White House Briefing

The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and several others are denied access.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 READ MORE



We Must Know the Truth

An independent, bipartisan commission should investigate Russia’s ties to Donald Trump and his associates.

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 READ MORE


Melissa McCarthy Skewers Sean Spicer Again on ‘Saturday Night Live’

The comedian, whose first impersonation of the White House press secretary went viral, zeroes in on President Trump’s travel ban and the Ivanka Trump-Nordstrom debacle.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Fake News and Donald Trump’s War on Truth

The Trump administration has skillfully turned the notion of fake news on its head and weaponized it against the media.

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Kellyanne Conway Offers ‘Olive Branch,’ More Spin in CNN Interview With Jake Tapper

Tapper may have taken the president’s counselor to task on Tuesday’s episode of “The Lead,” but consider the (news) source before chalking one up for journalistic integrity.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Democrats Jump the Gun in Accusing Trump Administration of Easing Russian Sanctions

Although top Democrats criticized the president for revising sanctions, a change announced Thursday was common protocol.

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Disappointed but Not Defeated: Battle Over Oil Pipelines Continues

The Trump administration has made a significant move, but activists fighting the Keystone XL and Dakota Access projects are ready to push back.

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From Tweet to Trade War? Trump Upends U.S.-Mexico Relations

It takes the president less than a week to create a major rift with one of the nation’s neighbors and chief trading partners.

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 READ MORE


Kellyanne Conway: Press Secretary Provided ‘Alternative Facts’ About Inauguration Crowd Size

Conway, counselor to President Trump, also delivered a not-so-subtle threat on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.”

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



BuzzFeed Dumps Ad Deal With Republican National Committee Over Donald Trump

Jonah Peretti, the media company’s CEO, said Trump’s presidential campaign is akin to cigarette ads—“hazardous to our health.”

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE


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