How Democrats Can Beat Barr in Battle Over the Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr is playing a political game, and he is losing, according to NBC News national affairs analyst John Heilemann.

As Speaker Nancy Pelosi pointed out yesterday, when Barr testified before Congress, he went “off the rails.” Instead of speaking as an independent law enforcement officer, Barr spoke as if he was a member of Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection committee. read more

British Police Arrest Julian Assange After Ecuador Revokes Asylum

London’s Metropolitan Police arrested Julian Assange on Thursday after the WikiLeaks founder was evicted by Ecuador from their embassy in the British capital.

The eviction and arrest came about after the South American country revoked Assange’s asylum status. read more

CNN Mocks ‘Vice President Sean Hannity’ and His Hold on the GOP

CNN New Day Book Discussion

CNN’s New Day this morning took some well-deserved shots at President Donald Trump’s documented friendship with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

POLITICO writers Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer were on the show discussing their new book, Hill to Die On, with co-anchors Alisyn Camerota and Jake Berman. The book describes the pitched battle that has taken place on Capitol Hill in Washington during the first two years of Trump’s presidency. read more

Trump Is Losing It As Democrats Write New Laws for Border

History will show that when it comes to the political battle over security at the U.S. border, Donald Trump is a loser.

Nothing he does — no matter how horrible — has worked to achieve his stated goals. In fact, he has made the situation worse, as border crossings have increased during his presidency. read more

Sanders Opens 2020 Fight As He Launches New Medicare-for-All Plan

Bernie Sanders Healthcare Plan

Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is giving a new push to his 2020 campaign today by announcing a new version of his “Medicare for All” plan.

“What our system does is get rid of insurance companies and drug companies making billions of dollars in profit every single year,” Sanders told CBS News in an interview Wednesday. read more

Trump’s Plan to Hide the Mueller Report Is a Failure — and a Disaster

The Last Word on MSNBC

Last night we reported that “while Bill Barr may think his actions are protecting Donald Trump, they are only increasing the chances that Democrats will formally open an impeachment inquiry.”

This is just the latest evidence that Trump’s plan to hide the Mueller report is going bad, and in fact is turning into a disaster. read more

Opinion: Frightening New Report Suggests Trump Has Dementia

Update: This story has been corrected to reflect that this is an opinion piece, and not a factual statement about the president’s menconditiontion.

President Donald Trump is undergoing significant cognitive decline and must be tested for dementia according to a new report in USA Today. read more

Bombshell Report Links Trump Hotel Project to Iran Terrorist Group

The Trump administration has just announced plans to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRG) as a terrorist group.

What the announcement failed to mention was that this newly-designated terrorist group was involved in the financing for a Trump Hotel project in the country of Azerbaijan. read more

Panel Shocked That Hardliner Miller Is Now In Charge of Immigrant Policy

Trump, Miller, Bannon

Donald Trump seems to have a very unusual relationship with White House Adviser Stephen Miller, who has been accused of white supremacism.

In fact, the president is now relying on the 33 year-old immigration hardliner more and more every day. Miller was reportedly behind the recent purge of the Department of Homeland Security, including the firing of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. read more

Mnuchin May Go To Jail If He Refuses to Turn Over Trump’s Taxes

O'Donnell and Summers

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has found himself in the hot seat, and if he doesn’t handle things properly he may also find himself in jail.

Last week House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the IRS requesting six years of Trump’s personal and business returns. He asked the IRS to provide the documents by Wednesday. And today, Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig will be on Capitol Hill testifying before Congress. read more

‘It’s a Mess’ — GOP Senators Panic Over Trump’s DHS Purge

Donald Trump has spent the last few days engaged in one of his favorite activities: firing people. And the net result is that he has decimated the Department of Homeland Security.

The president seems to be in a controlled rage, having now let go DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) director Lee Cissna, Undersecretary for Management Claire Grady, and General Counsel John Mitnick. And on top of that he also got rid of the highly respected Secret Service director, Randolph “Tex” Alles. read more

New York Lawmakers Have Their Own Plan to See Trump’s Tax Returns

Last week House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass) sent a letter to the IRS Commissioner demanding six years of Donald Trump’s tax returns. This started a huge legal and political fight in Washington, with both sides prematurely claiming victory. read more

Disparate Democrats Have United Around Pelosi: ‘Just Win, Baby’

Since becoming Speaker of the House in January, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has had to balance the goals of far-left progressives in her party with moderate Democrats who won districts in 2018 that Donald Trump had carried in 2016. read more

Being Trump’s DHS Secretary Is ‘More Like an Acid Bath Than a Job’

CNN Panel on Unhinged Trump

A panel of experts on CNN’s New Day on Monday was unanimous. They all said that President Donald Trump will have a very hard time finding a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief who will also be able to win confirmation in the Senate. read more

Democrats Will Vote to Save the Internet — and Keep the House in 2020

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has guaranteed victory for her party in the 2020 elections. One of the ways she will make good on her promise is by making sure the House passes popular bills which will be rejected by the White House and the GOP-controlled Senate. read more

How Barr Is Protecting Trump By Illegally Making Up His Own Rules

On Sunday, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin published an editorial in The New Yorker, and in it he severely rebuked Attorney General William Barr.

According to Toobin, Barr is continuing to obstruct justice by helping Donald Trump conceal special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report from Congress and from the American people. read more

Nancy Pelosi Drives Trump Crazy By Winning Profile in Courage Award

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continues to be a thorn in the side of Donald Trump. She is frustrating him in Washington, and now it has just been announced that she will receive one of the most prestigious honors in politics — the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. read more