2016 election

Paul Krugman Issues Scathing Critique of Trump’s Economic Team

Paul Krugman Issues Scathing Critique of Trump’s Economic Team

"Budget director appears to be John Bircher and conspiracy theorist (but aren't they all?...Birchers want return to gold and silver,…

8 years ago

Donald Trump Claims Bill Clinton is a Liar and ‘Doesn’t Know Much’

"He "doesn't know much"...especially how to get people, even with an unlimited budget, out to vote in the vital swing…

8 years ago

What Was Illegal for Other Presidents Should be Legal for Trump says Gingrich

"He could simply say, ‘Look, I want them to be my advisers. I pardon them if anyone finds them to…

8 years ago

Laura Ingraham Calls John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake ‘Triumvirate of Idiocy’

"And most obvious among the speeds bumps he’ll hit will be [Republican Sens.] John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake, that…

8 years ago

GOP Senators Ignore Trump And Vow To Move Forward On Russian Hacking Investigation

If the proposed bill passes, it "would mandate a new select Senate committee on cybersecurity" which would investigate the election-season…

8 years ago

Paul Krugman Warns the ‘1930s Show’ Has Returned With Trump’s Private Security Force

"The erosion of democratic foundations has been underway for decades, and there’s no guarantee that we will ever be able…

8 years ago

Trump Uses ‘Thank You’ Tour Finale to Remind America He is an Unhinged Liar

Trump attacked journalists, Michelle Obama, and reality itself, claiming “we won by a lot. It wasn’t even close.”

8 years ago

Paul Krugman Warns of a Trump Redux of Bush’s 2003 Rush to War

"It will either exploit a real terrorist attack or involve a US version of Falklands War -- picking a fight…

8 years ago

Hate Group Leader Calls on Trump to Lead Witch-Hunt of Pro-LGBT Officials

Trump needs to make clear “'activists' within the State Department promoting" pro-LGBT policies "will be ferreted out and will be…

8 years ago

As China Seizes US Drone, Trump Roundly Mocked for ‘Unpresidented’ Spelling Error

"China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters - rips it out of water and takes it to…

8 years ago

Donald Trump’s Middle East Policy is Shaping Up to be a Disaster

Blame Trump's uninformed decision-making processes, which is based entirely on the faulty assumption that he is a “smart guy.”

8 years ago

Trump is a Threat to ‘How Journalists Gather Information on a Daily Basis’

CNN's Brian Stelter, one of those under constant attack from right-wing sources for being willing to take account of actual…

8 years ago

Bill O’Reilly Says ‘War on Christmas’ Has Been Won But ‘Insurgents Remain’

O'Reilly says, "Don't like Christmas? Ignore it." Right. Like Evangelicals ignore the things they don't like.

8 years ago

Larry Kudlow, Who Assured Us All Was Well in 2007, to Be Trump Economic Adviser

"Discussion of economic policy is now monopolized by people who have been wrong about everything, have learned nothing from the…

8 years ago

Trump Ditches Teleprompter, Calls Supporters ‘Wild Beasts’ At Latest Post-Election Rally

"Before the election, you people are like wild beasts, wild animals," Trump said of his supporters.

8 years ago

No Defense: Trump’s Evangelical Defenders Are as Unscrupulous as He Is

David French says, "Surrender is not an option when the human soul hangs in the balance." How about when your…

8 years ago

Franklin Graham Praises Trump for Finding a Way to “Work With The Thugs” Like Putin

Trump's strategy for working with thugs is to let thugs be thugs as long as Trump gets a cut. And…

8 years ago

Report: Putin Directly Involved In Election Hack Meant To Put Trump In The White House

"Ultimately, the CIA has assessed, the Russian government wanted to elect Donald Trump," NBC News reported.

8 years ago

Trump’s Promised Move of US Embassy to Jerusalem Already Underway

"Moving the embassy to the capital of the Jewish people, to Jerusalem, is a straightforward, standard thing to do." Except…

8 years ago

ETP’s Response to Army Rejection of DAPL Easement ‘Most Dickish…Most Childish’ Ever

If you wondered what kind of Energy Secretary Rick Perry would be, now you have your answer. He would be…

8 years ago

Reince Priebus Says Morning Joe’s Joe and Mika ‘Speak Frequently’ to Trump

"Right. But here’s – you know that President-elect Trump -- and I know you all speak frequently --"

8 years ago

Exxon Consultants Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates Endorse Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson

Gates says it's ok because he met Rex "through our mutual involvement in...the Boy Scouts of America" while Rice doesn't…

8 years ago

End Times Pastor: Trump the Forerunner if Not the Actual Messiah Himself

We are told Trump's “bloodline goes back to the Davidic dynasty.” In other words, a descendant of Mary, the mother…

8 years ago

In 2011 Rick Perry Couldn’t Remember Energy Department’s Name – Now He’ll Head It

"Reading Rick Perry, who infamously forgot the existence of the Dept. of Energy, is Trump's pick to lead it. You…

8 years ago

Mitch McConnell Says Russians Are ‘Not Our Friends,’ Announces Investigation

Saying "The Russians are not our friends," Mitch McConnell, who once dismissed the threat of Russian hacking, has finally responded…

8 years ago

A Week After Boeing, Trump Attacks Lockheed, Stocks Drop

"The F-35 program and cost is out of control. Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and…

8 years ago

Carl Bernstein Says Donald Trump Has More Disdain for Facts than Richard M. Nixon

"What we have seen throughout the campaign is pathological disdain for the truth, a kind of lie, and ease with…

8 years ago

John Bolton Claims Russian Hacking Was a ‘False Flag Operation’ by Obama Administration

“It is not at all clear to me, just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC…

8 years ago

Lindsey Graham Warns Russia is ‘Trying to Undermine Democracies All Over the World’

"Russia is trying to break the backs of democracies – and democratic movements – all over the world."

8 years ago

Sen. Harry Reid Says FBI Director James Comey Should be Investigated

"I think [Comey] should be investigated by the Senate, he should be investigated by other agencies of the government, including…

8 years ago

Adam Schiff Calls for ‘Thorough Investigation’ of Russian Hacking by House and Senate

"There's overwhelming evidence of Russian hacking of our elections. By denying it Trump has essentially become a propaganda piece for…

8 years ago

Yes, We’re All Pretty Much Horrified That Putin, Not America, Elected Trump

"So we'll have a president who lost the pop vote by 2.1%, got in thanks to FBI and Putin. And…

8 years ago

People for the American Way Condemn Choice of Andrew Puzder as Labor Secretary

"He objectifies women in his ads, the Labor Department found that his restaurants mistreated employees, and he’s faced troubling allegations…

8 years ago

Obama Orders Full Review Into Russian Hacking And Attempt To Influence 2016 Election

President Obama has ordered federal intelligence agencies to conduct a full review into the Russian hacking and attempts to influence…

8 years ago

Gen. Barry McCaffrey Says Michael Flynn’s Pizzagate Tweets ‘Border on Demented’

"I'm now extremely uneasy about some of these tweets, which don't sound so much as if they are political skullduggery,…

8 years ago

Eichenwald Gives Voice to Our Horror: ‘That’s it. America is done. We stand 4 nothing’

"This is the moment. Right now. I feel like we have descended into a fantasy world. Trump will be producing…

8 years ago

Bernie Sanders Calls Trump’s Choice of Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA ‘Sad and Dangerous’

"Climate change denier Scott Pruitt has worked with fossil fuel companies to make us more dependent on fossil fuels."

8 years ago

Trump’s Appalling Attack on Union Leader Chuck Jones Leads to Death Threats

"No analysis of anything Trump does makes sense without first acknowledging he's just a really shabby human being."

8 years ago

Here’s Why Trump Picked An Ex-WWE CEO To Lead The Small Business Administration

Despite Trump's emphasis on McMahon's business acumen, the real reasons for the pick are likely more Trumpian than that.

8 years ago

Elections Matter: Trump Win Motivates Ohio GOP To Pass Extremist Anti-Choice Bill

If this extremist attack on reproductive rights proves anything, it's that elections matter.

8 years ago

Time’s Eyebrow-Raising Naming of Donald Trump as Person of the Year

"Breaking: TIME names Trump Person of the Year, presents final proof of Godwin's Law."

8 years ago

Chuck Shumer Says if GOP Repeals Without a Replacement, ‘They Will Own It’

"They broke it, they own it. All the problems in the health care system that they blamed on Obamacare will…

8 years ago

Keith Olbermann Slams Trump: ‘We Have Elected a Sh*tty Businessman’

"We have elected a shitty businessman. Amid everything else...we have elected a guy who doesn’t know the first thing about…

8 years ago

Michael Flynn Jr Sacked From Trump Transition Team for ‘Pizzagate’ Tweets

Neither Donald Trump nor his cronies will disavow the falsehoods and conspiracy theories that got Trump elected.

8 years ago

Trump Renews Attacks On First Amendment Rights In Latest Victory Tour Stop

If we start giving an unhinged president the power to choose which forms of speech should be free, it sets…

8 years ago

Trump’s America: NY Muslim Woman Pushed Down Stairs After Being Called A ‘Terrorist’

Whether Trump will admit it or not (Hint: He won't), his rhetoric is at least partly responsible for these disturbing…

8 years ago

The ‘Plain Folk’ Have Gotten Their Wish: a White House ‘Adorned by a Downright Moron’

"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire...and the White House…

8 years ago

Rick Joyner Says Donald Trump ‘Is One of the Most Honest People I’ve Met’

Fact-checker Daniel Dale counted, from mid-September till the campaign's close, a total of 560 Trump lies, "or a neat 20…

8 years ago

Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald Gives Donald Trump Lesson on China Blunder

"All @realDonaldTrump has to do is call ANY conservative China expert. Use Heritage Foundation. They will explain Taiwan blunder &…

8 years ago

Trump Surrogate Said ‘There’s No Such Thing as Facts” But There Are, and They Matter

"And so one thing that has been interesting this entire campaign season to watch, is that people that say facts…

8 years ago

Jim Bakker: Hillary Supporters Get Earthquakes, Trump Supporters Buy Food Buckets Now!

“[I]f you live in the blue—any spot that’s blue—I would say, ‘Oh God, help me. Oh God forgive me.’ Because…

8 years ago

Mika Brzezinski Says ‘I Don’t Think Racists and Bigots Voted for Donald Trump’

"So that accusation...about having white supremacists and racism lead your campaign, is like calling all the voters for Donald Trump…

8 years ago

Tea Party’s Joe Walsh Calls ‘Bullsh*t’ on Trump Decision to Hire Goldman Sachs Execs

"Mr Trump, this is bullshit. Can you hire someone who doesn't work for Goldman Sachs? What about that swamp? Huh?…

8 years ago

Wall Street Journal Slams Trump’s Carrier Deal, Says it’s Bad for Workers

"Who would you rather have making a decision about where to make furnaces or cars? A company whose profitability depends…

8 years ago

Trump Calls For Unity After Slamming Clinton And Igniting ‘Lock Her Up’ Chants

For Americans hoping that Trump would strike a more unifying tone, his Cincinnati rally on Thursday was a deeply disappointing…

8 years ago

The MSM Still Thinks it Will Have Time to Cover Trump’s Policies Once He’s in Office

Former Time editor Walter Isaacson claimed, "we're gonna have a lot of time once he gets into office to start…

8 years ago

PFAW Condemns White Nationalist FAIR’s Racist Immigration Proposals

“FAIR’s newly laid-out immigration priorities are directly from the xenophobic, far-right movemen...severely limiting legal immigration."

8 years ago

Donald Trump is Poaching the Worst and Dimmest for His Administration From Fox News

Donald Trump has moved Fox News' "whole roster off of Rupert Murdoch and onto the taxpayers of the United States."

8 years ago

Donald Trump Announces He Will Be Leaving His Business to Avoid Conflict of Interest

"I feel it is visually important, as President, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various…

8 years ago

Trump Uses Constitution Like TP But Proposes Loss of Citizenship for Flag Burners

"Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss…

8 years ago

Bill O’Reilly Says ‘White Power Movement’ is a ‘Storyline That Simply Doesn’t Exist’

"Summing up, the press is trumping up...a white power movement storyline that simply doesn't exist. It's vile to suggest that…

8 years ago

Pro-Trump Woman Goes Full Racist On African-American Craft Store Clerk

If this is how Trump voters are behaving after their candidate won an election, just imagine how they would be…

8 years ago

Nate Silver Destroys Kellyanne Conway’s Ridiculous Claim That Trump Won In A “Landslide”

Not only was Trump's victory not a "blowout," but it was actually pretty unimpressive.

8 years ago

Trump Transition Team Cites Debunked 2014 WaPo Study as Evidence of Voter Fraud

The study Trump spox Jason Miller cites as evidence of voter fraud has been repeatedly debunked as providing no evidence…

8 years ago

Ana Navarro Destroys Trump’s Secretary of State Brouhaha With Single Tweet

"Let's stop obsessing over who'll be Secretary of State. We don't need one. Our Twitterer-in-Chief can set foreign policy in…

8 years ago

NBC News: Donald Trump Will Claim Success Without Needing to be Successful

"So there's your Trump presidency in a nutshell. Thin-skinned rants. Feuding aides. Conspiracy theories. And all a distraction from the…

8 years ago

Trump Sources Say Kellyanne Conway ‘Went Rogue’ Attacking Mitt Romney

Trump is 'furious' at Conway's comments on Sunday suggesting he "betrayed his supporters by even considering Mitt Romney for a…

8 years ago

Trump Won With One of the Lowest Percentages of the Popular Vote in History

Trump has 46.5 percent of the popular vote and dropping. Bill Clinton received only 43 percent in '92 but unlike…

8 years ago

Still Reeling: Blockbuster Hit or Disturbing Documentary

If only this were a movie and not a metastasizing reality threatening the deepest values of our democracy, the welfare…

8 years ago

Noam Chomsky Calls Donald Trump’s Unpredictability ‘Very Dangerous’

"Do you vote against the greater evil if you don't happen to like the other candidate? The answer to that…

8 years ago

Vladimir Putin Throws Water on Trump’s Condemnation of Fidel Castro

Trump loves Putin, hates on Castro, while Putin points out "Castro was a sincere and reliable friend of Russia.”

8 years ago

Trump Throws A Tantrum And Calls Election Recount A Green Party Scam

"This recount is just a way for Jill Stein...to fill her coffers with money...a scam by the Green Party for…

8 years ago

Jill Stein Says Her Campaign’s Goal is a Transparent Election Process

"My campaign's goal: Transparent election processes to ensure election results can be verified—that every vote counts"

8 years ago

Donald Trump Offers Empty Self-Praise After Death of Fidel Castro

"I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans…

8 years ago

Report: Trump’s Margin In Wisconsin Shrinks By Thousands Of Votes Ahead Of Recount

If this pattern remains consistent across the state, it's feasible – though unclear how likely – that Clinton could end…

8 years ago

Donald Trump Owns a Stake in the Dakota Access Pipeline

Since the project is worth $3.8 billion, you can bet the Sioux of Standing Rock are not going to get…

8 years ago

Move Over Trump: Adolf Hitler Said He Would ‘Make Germany Great Again’

"He told people that he would make Germany great again. He blamed Jews, Socialists, Communists, and others for the troubles…

8 years ago

Trump Picks Head Of Education Department After Promising To Eliminate It During Campaign

In one choice, Trump managed to abandon yet another campaign promise, while upsetting teachers unions and his most loyal supporters.

8 years ago

Trump Surrogate Jeffrey Lord Tells CNN Black Lives Matter to Blame for Nazis

"The left, whether it's Black Lives Matter or La Raza...Groups that identify themselves by race provoked this group to identify…

8 years ago

Donald Trump Chooses South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador

There is a method to Trump's madness, of course. If Haley becomes UN Ambassador, a Trump ally, Lt. Gov. Henry…

8 years ago

The Washington Post is Tracking How Trump is Using Presidency to Boost His Business

"For the first time in history, we elected a president whose only experience is rooted in those businesses we don't…

8 years ago

Trump Announces Meeting With the People Who Will Run Government for the Next 8 Years

"Great meetings will take place today at Trump Tower concerning the formation of the people who will run our government…

8 years ago

In 1905 Bavaria Kicked Out Draft-Dodger Donald Trump’s Draft-Dodging Grandpa

“The American citizen and pensioner Friedrich Trump, currently residing in Kallstadt, is hereby informed that he is to depart the…

8 years ago

Paul Krugman Warns of Unprecedented Trump Corruption to Come

"We're about to enter, or may already have entered, an era of corrupt governance unprecedented in U.S. history."

8 years ago

Alec Baldwin Tells Trump ‘no more equal time. Now u try 2 b Pres + ppl respond’

"Equal time? Election is over. There is no more equal time. Now u try 2 b Pres + ppl respond.…

8 years ago

Mark Zuckerberg Finally Commits to Fixing Facebook’s Fake News Problem

"Our goal is to connect people with the stories they find most meaningful, and we know people want accurate information."

8 years ago

Michael Flynn Called Islam “A Political Ideology” Hiding Behind “Being a Religion”

"It’s like cancer...So it’s like cancer. And it’s a like a malignant cancer, though, in this case. It has metastasized."

8 years ago

Donald Trump Won Because Foreigners Wanted Him For Our President

NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers said that Wikileaks "was a conscious effort by a nation-state to attempt to achieve a…

8 years ago

AG Lynch Addresses The Post-Election Hate Crime Epidemic in Video Statement

"We still have a long way to go to ensure that every American can live free from the fear of…

8 years ago

David Duke Praises Trump’s Picks of Racists Bannon, Flynn, and Sessions

David Duke said, "Bravo President Trump! Some great first steps. We’re on the way, folks, to taking America back."

8 years ago

People for the American Way Calls on Senate to Reject Jeff Sessions for AG Post

“If anyone still thinks that Donald Trump might govern with more responsibility or moderation than he campaigned, this nomination is…

8 years ago

Outraged Reactions to Trump Choice of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General Roll In

"Steve Bannon, Michael Flynn, and now Jeff Sessions. It is now news when Trump chooses someone for his staff who…

8 years ago

Too Racist to Be Federal Judge in 80s, Jeff Sessions to be Trump’s Attorney General

"I told you the shit show would become so intense that the Bannon fiasco would soon seem like distant memory."

8 years ago

Obama Says if We Can’t Tell Serious Arguments From Propaganda ‘We Have Problems’

The new media ecosystem, says Obama, “means everything is true and nothing is true,” making it "very difficult to have…

8 years ago

Harry Reid Slams FBI Director As A ‘Republican Operative’ Who Handed Election To Trump

Sen. Reid is making the most of his remaining time in office.

8 years ago

Trump Picks Anti-Muslim Extremist Michael Flynn To Be National Security Adviser

Trump's choice of Flynn is unsurprising given the anti-Muslim aura that surrounded the president-elect during his campaign.

8 years ago

Clinton Leads Popular Vote By Nearly 1.5 Million, Closes In On Obama 2012 Vote Total

Clinton's growing lead over Trump is giving oxygen to longshot efforts to pressure the electoral college to choose Clinton as…

8 years ago

News Legend Dan Rather Calls Early Signs from Donald Trump ‘Worrisome’

"There are certain norms about the press and the presidency that are there for a reason. And the early signs…

8 years ago

If You Burned Your New Balance Shoes, You Burned Them For No Reason At All

Context: When people attacked New Balance, the reason, ironically enough, was its opposition to the TPP, an agreement many on…

8 years ago

In First Remarks Since Conceding, Hillary Clinton Expresses What All Of Us Are Feeling

The former Secretary of State is just as upset as we are – but she also urged Americans to keep…

8 years ago