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Paul Ryan retiring: House speaker announces he’s leaving Congress

House Speaker Paul Ryan, the leader of the Republican Party in the lower house of Congress, announced that he would be stepping down from his congressional seat come January, according to multiple sources. The Washington Post has details [...]

Trump’s CIA pick Gina Haspel repeatedly dodges senator’s simple “yes or no” questions about torture

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency was defiant during questioning by Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., at a Wednesday Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the nomination. Deputy Director of the CIA [...]

Conservatives’ ludicrous new excuse: Liberals made us vote for Donald Trump!

It’s hard to believe it’s come to this point, but apparently this needs to be said: Republican voters are adults, not children. They are responsible for their own choices. Liberals did not force them to vote for Donald Trump [...]

The road to Hell in the Middle East: Gearing up for the third Gulf War

This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.With Donald Trump’s decision to shred the Iran nuclear agreement, announced last Tuesday, it’s time for the rest of us to start thinking about what a Third Gulf War would mean. The answer, [...]

The Four Horsemen of evangelical hypocrisy: How they whitewashed Donald Trump

This week’s opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem is another reminder that Sen. Margaret Chase Smith’s “Declaration of Conscience” speech, an early denunciation of the evils of McCarthyism in the 1950s, still remains politically [...]

Diplomacy in the age of Trump: Former U.S. ambassador quits, tells all

The former U.S. ambassador to Panama just likened President Donald Trump to a “velociraptor” who destroys any obstacles in his path. “In private, he is exactly like he is on TV, except that he doesn’t curse in public,” [...]

Indictment of Michael Cohen said to be imminent as Trump fixer ponders cooperating with prosecutors

President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen is expected to lose his current legal defense team and strike a deal to cooperate with federal prosecutors who are investigating him, according to new reports Wednesday. Cohen, [...]

Karine Jean-Pierre of MSNBC: If we get another four years of Trump, “then it’s on us”

The American dream means different things to different people. One thing I consistently find is that the closer a person is to the immigrant experience, the more they appreciate what America has to offer. These people, in turn, tend to [...]

Rep. Ted Lieu: Impeachment is coming, and so is a Democratic president

Donald Trump recently called “impeachment” a “dirty, filthy, disgusting word,” but his continued stonewalling of legitimate congressional oversight requests are moving more and more House Democrats to embrace that “filthy” [...]

Conservatives learn the wrong lesson from GOP defeat in Virginia

If the reaction from prominent right-wing media figures is any indication, conservatives are having a very hard time coping with the resounding loss of Republican candidate Ed Gillespie in the Virginia gubernatorial election on Tuesday. We [...]