Obama Gives Commencement Speeches to Coronavirus Class of 2020: 'The World Is Turned Upside Down'

Although high school and college graduates may face an uncertain future as the nation continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus pandemic, former President Barack Obama is offering his thoughts on how the future generation can rise to the challenge. While giving a remote commencement speech during Saturday night's Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 special, […]

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Democratic Lawmakers To Probe Trump’s Firing Of State Dept Watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in Congress on Saturday launched an investigation into President Donald Trump’s firing of the State Department’s internal watchdog, accusing the president of further escalating his fight against any oversight of his administration. Trump, in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi late Friday, said he no longer had confidence in Inspector General Steve Linick’s ability to […]

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Conservative Columnist Imagines How WWII Would Have Gone If FDR Had Been ‘Trumpy’

Conservative columnist Max Boot imagined World War II taking a very different turn in his latest column for The Washington Post published Friday. Boot, a fierce critic of President Donald Trump, suggested in amusing yet ominous detail how the conflict would have played out had former President Franklin D. Roosevelt acted as Trump is currently doing amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Spoiler […]

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Trump Bashes Reporter Rattled By Maskless Anti-Lockdown Protester

President Donald Trump took time out from the COVID-19 crisis Friday to attack a journalist on Twitter after the newsman nervously dodged a maskless lock-down protester who deliberately invaded the reporter’s social distancing space. Trump slammed the TV report about the protesters on New York’s Long Island on Thursday — which included demonstrators berating the reporter — as “fake news.” […]

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Trump Ousts State Department Watchdog Tangled in Ukraine Saga

President Donald Trump moved to replace State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, an Obama administration appointee who featured briefly in the Ukraine impeachment saga, according to a letter he sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday. Trump wrote that “it is vital that I have the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general.” “That is no longer […]

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House Passes $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

The House narrowly approved a $3 trillion package on Friday, barely advancing a sweeping coronavirus relief package mostly along party lines.  Lawmakers voted 208-199, with 207 Democrats and one Republicans voting yes, and 14 Democrats and 184 Republicans voting no. The massive bill ― more than 1,800 pages ― is the fifth coronavirus-related measure the House has passed, but this […]

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Useful Idiots: Aaron Maté on New #Russiagate Bombshells

In this week’s quarantine episode of our Useful Idiots podcast, hosts Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper are joined by Aaron Maté, host of Push Back, to talk about the resurfacing of the Russiagate story and how it’s helped Trump. Matt rants about the recent “leak” of Barack Obama talking to former members of his administration about the disposition of the Michael Flynn case. […]

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