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NY Times: Trump Has Summoned America’s Demons

From the editorial board of the New York Times: It seems beyond unlikely that Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, or Paul Ryan, the weak-kneed speaker of the House, would entertain any thought of strong action, like censure. But it’s fair to ask: Purely as a matter of political self-preservation, wouldn’t a concerted effort to drag Mr. Trump away from ...

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REPORT: White House Insiders Say They Stay To Save Country, “You Have No Idea The Crazy Stuff We Kill”

Axios reports: We talked to a half dozen senior administration officials, who range from dismayed but certain to stay, to disgusted and likely soon to leave. They all work closely with Trump and his senior team so, of course, wouldn’t talk on the record. Instead, they agreed to let us distill their thinking/rationale. “You have no idea how much crazy ...

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US House Resolution Demands That Trump Undergo Psychiatric Examination For “Early Stage Dementia”

The Hill reports: A House Democrat introduced a resolution on Friday suggesting that President Trump undergo a physical and mental health exam to help determine whether he is fit for office. Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s (D-Calif.) resolution specifically calls on Vice President Pence and Trump’s Cabinet members to “quickly secure the services of medical and psychiatric professionals” to “assist in their ...

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Trump Distances Himself From Steve Bannon While Thanking Him For Helping Beat “Crooked Hillary”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to thank Stephen K. Bannon, his ousted White House chief strategist, and took a shot at his vanquished Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, while he was at it. Trump’s tweet made no mention of Bannon’s contributions at the White House. It also referenced Bannon’s arrival after the GOP primary ...

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Trump’s Entire Arts Committee Resigns Because Nazis

The Associated Press reports: Another presidential advisory committee appears to be breaking up. Actor Kal Penn, artist Chuck Close and the entire membership of the President’s Committee On the Arts and Humanities have announced their resignation. A letter dated Friday, and signed by 16 of 17 committee members, cited the “false equivalence” of President Donald Trump’s comments about last weekend’s ...

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CNN Scrolls The Knife After Bannon’s Ouster [VIDEO]

Donald Trump’s chief “fake news” target took some understandable satisfaction in the shitcanning of Steve Bannon this afternoon with a lengthy scrolling of the many White House disasters of just the last few weeks, name-checking The Mooch, Reince Priebus, the Boy Scouts, Mexico’s president, the Nazi rally, and so much more. Watch as host Brooke Baldwin is “forced” to pause ...

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Breitbart Has The Steve Bannon Sadz: This Might Be The Beginning Of The End For The Trump Administration

There’s a raging uproar over at Breitbart, as you’d expect, with many claiming they are giving up on Trump. They won’t, but it’s fun to watch. From their editor Joel Pollak: President Donald Trump’s decision to part ways with Steve Bannon can be understood as an effort to save his presidency after Charlottesville. It may turn out to be the ...

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More Major Charities Yank Mar-A-Lago Galas: American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen, And Salvation Army

The Washington Post reports: The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Susan G. Komen on Friday joined a growing exodus of organizations canceling plans to hold fundraising events at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, deepening the financial impact to President Trump’s private business amid furor over his comments on Charlottesville. The Red Cross said it would cancel its ...

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REPORT: Steve Bannon Is Very Likely Getting The Ax

We’ve heard this before, but here’s what Axios is saying: A decision is imminent from White House chief of staff John Kelly on whether Steve Bannon will keep his job, according to administration officials with knowledge of the situation. Bannon, who has run afoul of Trump in the past, is now suspected by the president of leaking about his West ...

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Rep. Adam Schiff Tamps Down Impeachment Talk

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Democrats feverishly looking to send President Trump to an early retirement should step back and take a deep breath, a leading California Democrat said Thursday. With the GOP controlling both houses of Congress, nothing is going to happen until Republican members are presented with examples “of very specific conduct that says their vote (to impeach ...

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American Cancer Society Yanks Mar-A-Lago Gala

Earlier today the famed Cleveland Clinic canceled its annual big-ticket fundraiser at Mar-A-Lago over Trump’s campaign to repeal Obamacare and his cuts to federal medical research programs. In the second such blow today, the American Cancer Society just canceled their annual gala at Mar-A-Lago in a statement citing their commitment to diversity – which, perhaps obviously, is a thinly-veiled shot ...

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Trump Wails As Usual: Everybody Is Lying About Me

Politico reports: President Donald Trump slammed Sen. Lindsey Graham Thursday, calling the South Carolina senator’s criticism of his handling of the deadly white supremacist rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, “a disgusting lie.” His unwillingness to outright blame the hate groups that marched Friday and Saturday in Charlottesville prompted an almost unanimous rebuke not just from Democrats, but from Republicans ...

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Trump’s Personal Lawyer Forwards Email Claiming Black Lives Matter Has Been “Totally Infiltrated By Terrorists”

Oh, for fuck’s sake. The New York Times reports: President Trump’s personal lawyer on Wednesday forwarded an email to conservative journalists, government officials and friends that echoed secessionist Civil War propaganda and declared that the group Black Lives Matter “has been totally infiltrated by terrorist groups.” The email forwarded by John Dowd, who is leading the president’s legal team, painted ...

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Ex-CIA Chief: Trump Is Endangering America [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former CIA director John Brennan slammed President Donald Trump’s “dangerous” and “ugly” comments on the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia — writing a personal letter to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer after “The Situation Room” anchor spoke publicly about the fact that he lost all four grandparents to the evils of Nazism. “Wolf: Just watched ...

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Mike Pence: I Stand With The President (But I Won’t Defend His Some Nazis Are “Fine People” Comment)

The Associated Press reports: Vice President Mike Pence says he is standing by President Donald Trump in the aftermath of deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, but he declined Wednesday to defend the president’s statement from the day before that “both sides” were to blame. Asked at a news conference whether he agreed with Trump that ...

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HUMILIATION: Trump Dissolves Business Advisory Groups After More Top Execs Jump Ship Because Nazis

The Los Angeles Times reports: President Trump announced Wednesday that he is dissolving two of his advisory panels, a decision that came as a wave of the panels’ members decided to depart. The chief executives of 3M Co. and Campbell Soup were the latest to announce their departures. The CEOs of Merck, Under Armour and Intel quit Monday, and on ...

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As He Often Does When Under Fire, Trump Abruptly Announces Campaign Rally Before His Adoring Fans

The Hill reports: President Trump is scheduled to hold a rally next week in Arizona. The rally will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phoenix Convention Center, according to a news release. Trump has already held a number of campaign rallies since his inauguration earlier this year. Earlier this month, he held an event in West Virginia as ...

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Twitter Has Another Mocking Field Day After The Mooch Compares “Lowlife” New Yorker Reporter To Linda Tripp

The New York Daily News reports: The Mooch is living in the past. Ex-White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci blasted The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza Wednesday night for recording their now-infamous phone interview. “@RyanLizza is the Linda Tripp of 2017. People know. And he is up at night not being able to live with himself,” he tweeted. The “Linda Tripp” ...

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NEW RECORD: How Low Can Trump Go?

The Hill reports: President Trump’s approval rating is at an all-time low in a new poll amid losses in support from key demographics. Trump’s approval rating is at 32 percent in the latest IBD/TIPP poll, down 5 points from July. Fifty-nine percent of respondents say they disapprove of the job he’s doing. The poll’s director, Raghavan Mayur, said that the ...

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Leaker Trump Retweets Fox News Story Containing Intel That Nikki Haley Just Denounced As Classified [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley lashed out at classified leaks after a Fox News story Tuesday morning on North Korea missiles, saying that it is “incredibly dangerous” that it was reported, even after President Trump tweeted out the story. The story used anonymous sources to report that North Korea loaded anti-ship missiles into a patrol ...

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