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Stone Gets 40 Months

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On February 20, 2020
Seems reasonable in the end: A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Roger Stone, President Trump’s longtime friend, to serve three years and four months in prison for impeding a congressional investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The penalty from U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson comes after weeks of infighting over […]

Just the money

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On February 20, 2020

Especially after his epic de-pantsing on national television, there is exactly one thing Michael Bloomberg can contribute to a successful campaign to beat Donald Trump. And that’s spending tons

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Made Guy

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On February 18, 2020
Paul has already discussed the parade of rich scumbags who got pardoned by Trump today, but I think Bernie Kerik merits special discussion as an epitome of Trump’s party. For you young people out there, he started out as just an unqalified Guiliani crony promoted far beyond his competence, with George W. Bush (natch) escalating […]

Your Daily Fascism

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On February 18, 2020

It is just impossible to overstate how disgusting these people are: Kevin was watching from a remote detention center. On one side of the judge, he could see his lawyers, ready to argue that he should

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Like Paul, I’m puzzled why House Dems seem to think “investigating Trump” and “health care messaging” is some kind of zero-sum game. Part of this, I would guess, is the retrospective tautology narratives that develop after every election. You know the drill: 1)political campaigns are like tennis matches where outcomes are determined by the actions […]
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The idea of Mike Bloomberg being the Democratic nominee is just ridiculous: Indeed, Bloomberg’s casual boasts about his sex life in his own autobiography are now some of the least problematic parts of the his candidacy for president. In recent days, the former New York City mayor’s track record on race is undergoing renewed scrutiny: […]

Good and Hard

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On February 15, 2020

LOL: I voted for only the benefits of this policy shift; it is massively unfair to saddle me with the concomitant costs, as well! https://t.co/5fjt8oS5Zb https://t.co/lzg9gei8P8 — Josh Chafetz (

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