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New York state judge rejects Trump claim that he can't be sued because he's president
In her ruling Friday, Justice Saliann Scarpulla shot down an argument from the Trump family’s attorneys that the case should be dismissed because the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution suggests “a sitting president may not be sued.”
trumpAuthoritarianism  judicialStupidity  judicialIncompetence  win 
21 days ago by joeybaker
Trump, stung by midterms and nervous about Mueller, retreats from traditional presidential duties
President Trump, brooding over midterm losses and the Mueller probe, has cancelled a number of events that presidents normally attend, including a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Behind the scenes, he has lashed out at aides, from low level press assistants to senior officials.
trumpIncompetence  trumpAuthoritarianism 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
'Coward' Lindsey Graham Called Out For Empty Vow To Unleash 'Holy Hell' On Trump
The South Carolina senator once warned the president not to fire Jeff Sessions. Now, he’s singing a different tune.
trumpAuthoritarianism 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Donald Trump touts nonexistent $450 billion in Saudi orders and 1 million jobs
The death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Istanbul has drawn attention to America’s business interests in the Middle East kingdom. President Donald Trump brought money into the picture soon after Khashoggi disappeared, and has repeated the point several times since. In an Oct. 20 exchange with reporters, Trump called Saudi Arabia’s initial arrests and firings of top officials in the case a
trumpLies  trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpPropaganda 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Carl Bernstein: Trump preparing to call midterm elections 'illegitimate' if Democrats take power
Journalist Carl Bernstein said Sunday that President Trump has discussed ways to challenge the results of the midterm elections if the GOP’s grasp on power slips.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpPropaganda 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Wilbur Ross Lied to Congress About the GOP’s Plot to Rig the Census. This Should Be a National Scandal.
The commerce secretary lied under oath about a new policy that could rob Democratic states of power: asking people if they are American citizens.
immigration  voterSuppression  governmentLies  trumpAuthoritarianism 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump’s Not Gonna Let a Little Murder Get in the Way of His $110 Billion Arms Deal
The president sees no reason to stop doing business with Mohammed bin Salman, despite a credible allegation that Saudi Arabia killed and dismembered a journalist last week.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump Administration Seeks to Stifle Protests Near White House and on National Mall
President Trump has a record of attacking the rights of protesters, from suggesting that protest be illegal to praising dictators who crush any kind of dissent.Now, the Trump administration proposes to dramatically limit the right to demonstrate near the White House and on the National Mall, including in ways that would violate court orders that have stood for decades. The proposal would close 80 percent of the White House sidewalk, put new limits on spontaneous demonstrations, and open the door to charging fees for protesting.Fee requirements could make mass protests like Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic 1963 March on Washington and its “I have a dream” speech too expensive to happen.The public has until October 15 to comment on the plans, and on Monday, we submitted our formal written comment explaining why the planned changes are unconstitutional.In 1967, in the middle of the Vietnam War, the federal government tried to impose severe limits on protests near the White House. The ACLU of the District of Col
trumpAuthoritarianism  popularUnrest 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
The FBI's investigation seemed set up to clear Brett Kavanaugh. This is what corrupt nations do
Instructing the FBI to severely limit its inquiry into the sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh colors the investigation as politically biased and untrustworthy.
trumpAuthoritarianism 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an “absolute no” on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan’s mayor remain in office, the
trumpAuthoritarianism 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump suggests protesting should be illegal
“I think it’s embarrassing for the country to allow protesters,” the president said in an interview with the Daily Caller following demonstrations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
trumpAuthoritarianism 
september 2018 by joeybaker
'Absolutely Repulsive': After $1.5 Trillion Tax Giveaway to the Rich, Trump Cancels Modest Pay Raise for Federal Workers
“President Trump pushed through a tax scam that gave unprecedented handouts to billionaires and corporations—but believes it’s too expensive to pay hardworking federal workers a reasonable wage.”
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpIncompetence  kleptocracy 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Rep. Bill Pascrell calls Trump's 'violence' remarks 'fascism in the flesh'
President Donald Trump reportedly told evangelical leaders Monday night that there will be “violence” if the Democrats win in November.
trumpAuthoritarianism 
august 2018 by joeybaker
U.S. court forces Trump administration to reinstate Obama-era chemical safety rule
The court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to implement the Chemical Disaster Rule, saying the agency did not have authority to delay the rule for 20 months.
judicialImpotence  trumpAuthoritarianism  corporateIndemnity  win 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Giuliani: ‘Truth isn’t truth’
“This is going to become a bad meme,” Chuck Todd predicts.
trumpPropaganda  trumpAuthoritarianism 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Trump-appointed judge upholds special counsel Mueller's authority
A federal district judge who was appointed by President Donald Trump has upheld Robert Mueller’s appointment and constitutional authority in the special counsel’s case against Russian social media propagandists.
trumpAristocracy  judicialStupidity  judicialIncompetence  trumpAuthoritarianism  win 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Sarah Sanders refuses say press is not 'enemy of the people' at White House briefing
President later says fake news - ‘which is a large percentage of the media’ - is the enemy
trumpAuthoritarianism 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Trump calls media 'very unpatriotic' for reporting on government affairs
President Trump on Sunday unleashed a tirade against the media in which he called reporters “unpatriotic” for reporting on the inner workings of the government.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpPropaganda 
july 2018 by joeybaker
Reagan’s Son: Trump’s Base Would Pick Putin Over Any Democrat As U.S. President
“The most important thing to them is that Trump seems to hate the same people they hate,” Ron Reagan says.
cultureWars  informationWar  fearmongering  trumpAuthoritarianism  authoritarianism 
july 2018 by joeybaker
Kavanaugh: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over t
judicialStupidity  authoritarianism  trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpAristocracy 
july 2018 by joeybaker
Trump derides news media as 'enemy of the people' over Putin summit coverage
President Trump tweeted that “The Summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media.”
trumpPropaganda  fourthEstate  trumpAuthoritarianism 
july 2018 by joeybaker
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