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Trump Verges on Becoming 'Enemy of Law and Constitution' With Judiciary Attacks

Donald Trump’s attack on the judiciary following the setback of his Muslim ban in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is unprecedented for a president and risks making him “an enemy of the law and the Constitution,” according to two noted legal scholars. Martha Minow, dean and professor of law at ... Read More

Trump Tied to Rogue German Bank Accused of Laundering Russian Money Trump Tied to Rogue German Bank Accused of Laundering Russian Money
Trump Tied to Rogue German Bank Accused of Laundering Russian Money

Donald Trump and members of his family have deep ties to a German bank that’s at the center of a U.S. Justice Department investigation for laundering Russian money. The bank has loaned Trump hundreds of millions of dollars for real estate projects under “unusual circumstances,” according to banke ... Read More

Flynn Flam: National Security Adviser Resigns, Raises New Russia Questions Flynn Flam: National Security Adviser Resigns, Raises New Russia Questions
Flynn Flam: National Security Adviser Resigns, Raises New Russia Questions

Donald Trump’s national security adviser Mike Flynn is the first casualty of the Trump campaign’s dalliance with Russia during the election. His resignation raises new questions about possible collaboration with the Kremlin’s effort to destabilize and influence the 2016 election. Flynn was appare ... Read More

Trump vs Truth: John Oliver Calls President Trump a ‘Pathological Liar’ Trump vs Truth: John Oliver Calls President Trump a ‘Pathological Liar’
Trump vs Truth: John Oliver Calls President Trump a 'Pathological Liar'

President Trump is still struggling with the levers of power, including some fundamental ones, like telling the truth. But John Oliver sets him straight on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight.” He says it’s time to examine “reality itself.” Trump has been caught in one lie after another since taking office ... Read More

Trump Raised Hopes in Coal Country; Will He Deliver on Campaign Promises? Trump Raised Hopes in Coal Country; Will He Deliver on Campaign Promises?
Trump Raised Hopes in Coal Country; Will He Deliver on Campaign Promises?

Donald Trump made outsized promises to residents of Bettyville, Kentucky, as well as other the depressed coal country towns. Some 80 percent of the residents voted for him and helped him capture the presidency. But now that he’s in office, will Trump deliver on desperately needed jobs? During th ... Read More

Breitbart Hit by Mass Advertiser Exodus for Promoting Racist, Sexist Content Breitbart Hit by Mass Advertiser Exodus for Promoting Racist, Sexist Content
Breitbart Hit by Mass Advertiser Exodus for Promoting Racist, Sexist Content

Breitbart, the hard-right news service once headed by White House Chief Counsel Steve Bannon, is facing an advertiser exodus in the face of growing opposition to the site’s promotion of racist and misogynistic content. More than 800 advertisers worldwide have abandoned the site, according to repo ... Read More

New York Joins Law Suit Against Trump’s Order Banning Muslims From U.S. New York Joins Law Suit Against Trump’s Order Banning Muslims From U.S.
New York Joins Law Suit Against Trump's Order Banning Muslims From U.S.

New York is the latest state to join a federal lawsuit seeking to declare President Trump’s Muslim ban unconstitutional. The measure is detrimental to “the economic welfare, health, and well-being of its citizenry; and the interests of New York’s employers, hospitals, and educational institutions ... Read More

Trump Presidency May Finally Snap Nation Out of Its Political Lethargy Trump Presidency May Finally Snap Nation Out of Its Political Lethargy
Trump Presidency May Finally Snap Nation Out of Its Political Lethargy

The nation has been living on a political fault line for years that finally ruptured in the last election, spewing out worst of our national character. Donald Trump is the result. You can’t say we weren’t warned, but we’ve always responded, “They’ve been saying that for years.” Well, welcome to t ... Read More

Mass Muslim Ban Halted On ‘Likelihood’ Executive Order Unconstitutional Mass Muslim Ban Halted On ‘Likelihood’ Executive Order Unconstitutional
Mass Muslim Ban Halted On 'Likelihood' Executive Order Unconstitutional

Donald Trump’s sweeping executive order targeting Muslim refugees from Syria, who are arriving in the United States suffered what could be a fatal blow in Federal District Court in New York City today. A judge blocked enforcement of the order until a full hearing can be held. The legal move was ... Read More

Trump Faces Pushback From Cities Over Threatened Federal Fund Cuts Trump Faces Pushback From Cities Over Threatened Federal Fund Cuts
Trump Faces Pushback From Cities Over Threatened Federal Fund Cuts

President Donald Trump’s war on so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions has sparked a backlash from the nation’s cities. They say Trump’s executive order banning federal funds is misguided because it’s based on “false assumptions” and “vague definitions.” Trump signed the order yesterday to punish Am ... Read More

Trump Mexico Wall Likely to Cost Triple Estimates by President, Congress Trump Mexico Wall Likely to Cost Triple Estimates by President, Congress
Trump Mexico Wall Likely to Cost Triple Estimates by President, Congress

Donald Trump is intent on pursing his pipe dream of a major wall along the Mexican border, but the project is likely to become a major boondoggle, with costs as high as triple the estimates by the administration and Republican leaders in Congress–all paid for by U.S. taxpayers. The issue surfaced ... Read More

Trump Strong-Arms Chief Executives, While Pursuing Bogus Economic Policies Trump Strong-Arms Chief Executives, While Pursuing Bogus Economic Policies
Trump Strong-Arms Chief Executives, While Pursuing Bogus Economic Policies

Donald Trump is increasingly using strong-arm tactics to direct business decisions that should be left to corporate boards, while he chases demons. If he keeps up, he will cause economic distortions and inefficiencies that could lead to a major trade war and a recession. Trump has promoted his p ... Read More

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Lawless

Trump Verges on Becoming ‘Enemy of Law and Constitution’ With Judiciary Attacks

Disparaged Judges Who Ruled on His Muslim Ban

Donald Trump’s attach on judges who ruled on his Muslim ban has sparked a sharp rebuke from two top legal scholars. (Photo; Getty)

Donald Trump’s attack on the judiciary following the setback of his Muslim ban in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is unprecedented for a president and risks making him “an enemy of the law and the Constitution,” according to two noted legal scholars.

BUSINESS

Trump Tied to Rogue German Bank Accused of Laundering Russian Money

Justice Department Probing Bank's Russia Ties

Donald Trump and key family members including daughter Ivanka have ties to Deutsche Bank, which has been fine for laundering Russian money (Photo Collage: MPG)

Donald Trump and members of his family have deep ties to a German bank that’s at the center of a U.S. Justice Department investigation for laundering Russian money. The bank has loaned Trump hundreds of millions of dollars for real estate projects under “unusual circumstances,” according to bankers with knowledge of the loans.

NATIONAL SECURITY

Flynn Flam: National Security Adviser Resigns, Raises New Russia Questions

What Did Trump Know, When Did He Know It?

Mike Flynn

Mike Flynn resigned as President Trump’s National Security Adviser raising new questions about ties between Trump and Russia. (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump’s national security adviser Mike Flynn is the first casualty of the Trump campaign’s dalliance with Russia during the election. His resignation raises new questions about possible collaboration with the Kremlin’s effort to destabilize and influence the Trump administration.

WHITE HOUSE

Trump vs Truth: John Oliver Calls President Trump a ‘Pathological Liar’

Concept of 'Reality Itself' Must Be Examined

John Oliver does his best to try to explain how a pathological liar came to occupy the White House on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight.” (Photo: Pool/Getty Images)

President Trump is still struggling with the levers of power, including some fundamental ones, like telling the truth. But John Oliver sets him straight on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight.” He says it’s time to examine “reality itself.”

NATIONAL

Trump Raised Hopes in Coal Country; Will He Deliver on Campaign Promises?

Residents of Beattyville Waiting for Promised Jobs

Will Donald Trump keep his promise to voters in Beattyville, Kentucky, one of the nation’s poorest, predominantly white towns? They want jobs. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Donald Trump made outsized promises to residents of Bettyville, Kentucky, as well as other depressed coal country towns. Some 80 percent of the residents voted for him. But now that he’s in office, will Trump deliver on desperately needed jobs?

MEDIA

Breitbart Hit by Mass Advertiser Exodus for Promoting Racist, Sexist Content

More Than 800 Companies Have Joined Boycott

Breitbart’s ‘promotion of alt-right’ views has caused hundreds of advertisers to flee. President Trump’s Chief White House Counsel Steve Bannon is the architect behind site. (Photo: Getty)

Breitbart, the hard-right news service once headed by White House Chief Counsel Steve Bannon, is facing an advertiser exodus in the face of growing opposition to the site’s promotion of racist and misogynistic content. More than 800 advertisers worldwide have abandoned the site, according to reports.

LAW

New York Joins Law Suit Against Trump’s Order Banning Muslims From U.S.

Judges in Three States Order Temporary Ban

Protestors rally against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. President Trump signed the controversial executive order and is being sued for allegedly violating the constitution. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

New York is the latest state to join a federal lawsuit seeking to declare President Trump’s Muslim ban unconstitutional. The measure is detrimental to “the economic welfare, health, and well-being of its citizenry; and the interests of New York’s employers, hospitals, and educational institutions,” according to the suit.

POLITICS

Trump Presidency May Finally Snap Nation Out of Its Political Lethargy

Admin. FUBAR (Fu*ked Up Beyond All Repair)

Protesters demonstrate on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, across the street from the U.S. Capitol, protesting the Trump administration’s executive order banning Muslim immigration. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The nation has been living on a political fault line for years that finally ruptured in the last election, spewing out the worst of our national character. Donald Trump is the result. You can’t say we weren’t warned, but we’ve always responded, “it can’t happen here.” Well, welcome to the new reality.

LAW

Mass Muslim Ban Halted On ‘Likelihood’ Executive Order Unconstitutional

President Sparks Chaos, Protests Nationwide

Donald Trump was stumped by a federal district court judge in New York City. His executive order targeting Muslims was put on hold on the likelihood it is unconstitutional. (Photo: Pool/Getty Images)

Donald Trump’s sweeping executive order banning Muslim refugees from Syria and other Muslim countries suffered what could be a fatal blow in Federal District Court in New York City today. A judge blocked enforcement of the order until a full hearing can be held.

NATIONAL

Trump Faces Pushback From Cities Over Threatened Federal Fund Cuts

Executive Order Likely Unconstitutional

South Korean immigrant recites the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony in New York City. But others like her who have yet to take the oath could be targeted by Donald Trump’s war on sanctuary jurisdictions. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump’s war on so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions has sparked a backlash from the nation’s cities. They say Trump’s executive order banning federal funds is misguided because it’s based on “false assumptions” and “vague definitions.”

NATIONAL

Trump Mexico Wall Likely to Cost Triple Estimates by President, Congress

Price Ranges as High as $40 Billion -- MIT Study

A Border Patrol vehicle sits along the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Ysidro, Calif. President Trump his issued an executive order to begin building a wall but its cost may be triple estimates by the administration and Congress. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Donald Trump is intent on pursing his pipe dream of a major wall along the Mexican border, but the project is likely to become a major boondoggle, with costs as high as triple the estimates by the administration and Republican leaders in Congress–all paid for by U.S. taxpayers.