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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Oct 09, 2019. 24 comments

The President Is Mad Online

The President Is Mad Online

I regret to inform you that it’s Wednesday morning and the president is tweeting madly.

It’s not even 10 a.m. on the East Coast. And yet Donald Trump has used so many caps, more than enough for one day:

Unfortunately, the worst person you know (the president) tucked a (mostly, until the end there) good point in his morning tweets:

He knows more about the Iraq war than this woman! Wow.

And,...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Oct 09, 2019. 17 comments

Here’s a cursed headline: “Clinton responds to Trump urging her to run again: ‘Don’t tempt me.’”

Here’s a cursed headline: “Clinton responds to Trump urging her to run again: ‘Don’t tempt me.’”

Here’s a cursed headline: “Clinton responds to Trump urging her to run again: ‘Don’t tempt me.’” I beseech you: do not tempt her.

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Oct 08, 2019. 17 comments

A Take Written by an Idiot, Signifying Nothing

A Take Written by an Idiot, Signifying Nothing

I knew I was going to hate Chris Cillizza’s latest phone-in #analysis on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ heart procedure from the onset but, as is Cillizza’s unique gift, he surpassed my expectations.

Why.....Bernie Sanders’.......heart attack...........matters. It would seem like a joke if he hadn’t gone on to write hundreds of words throwing lit matches at this straw man. Who’s arguing that Sanders’...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Oct 08, 2019. 14 comments

I BEG YOU NOOOOOOO

I BEG YOU NOOOOOOO

I beg you like never before: please dear lord no.

The looming threat of a TV or film adaption of former FBI Director James’ Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty now has a face, and that face is Jeff Daniels—of-fucking-course—as the hero once again.

TVline.com reported the news that Daniels would play Comey in the CBS Studios limited series based on the former FBI director’s memoir. It doesn’t yet have...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Oct 04, 2019. 15 comments

Demi Lovato apologized for accepting a “free trip to Israel in exchange for a few posts,” saying on

Demi Lovato apologized for accepting a “free trip to Israel in exchange for a few posts,” saying on

Demi Lovato apologized for accepting a “free trip to Israel in exchange for a few posts,” saying on Instagram that no one told her about the “potential backlash” of such a trip. “This was meant to be a spiritual experience for me, NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT,” she also said. I feel u but like, just do India next time.

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Oct 04, 2019. 21 comments

Trump Tries Out Wild New Conspiracy Theory to Explain Away His Troubles

Trump Tries Out Wild New Conspiracy Theory to Explain Away His Troubles

Speaking outside Orlando at The Villages, the nation’s largest retirement community and home to a bunch of seniors who adore him, Donald Trump on Thursday tried out a new conspiracy theory on the friendly, sundowning crowd in an effort to keep the ever-present threat of impeachment at bay.

“We’re lowering the cost of prescription drugs, taking on the pharmaceutical companies. You think that’s...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Oct 03, 2019. 21 comments

A new poll found just four out of 10 Republicans believe that Donald Trump talked about investigatin

A new poll found just four out of 10 Republicans believe that Donald Trump talked about investigatin

A new poll found just four out of 10 Republicans believe that Donald Trump talked about investigating Joe Biden in his now-infamous call with the Ukrainian president. Trump has said he talked about Biden on the call. The memo, released by his administration, says so too . There’s no excuse!

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Oct 02, 2019. 18 comments

Cheese Diplomacy Fails, for Now

Cheese Diplomacy Fails, for Now

During a visit to Rome on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was gifted a big wedge of Parmesan cheese by a journalist—apparently in protest of the Trump administration imposing tariffs on the Italian export—before Italy’s prime minister had her removed.

In video of the run-in, which took place during a photo-op with Pompeo and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, the journalist (identified...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Oct 02, 2019. 17 comments

If only there was a middle ground

If only there was a middle ground

If only there was a middle ground. Rep. Maxine Waters tweeted: “Impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement.” But for now, she said impeachment is the “imperative.” A kindly reminder that even the worst of the worst shouldn’t be kept in solitary!

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Oct 02, 2019. 14 comments

Mouse in the (White) House

Mouse in the (White) House

THEY FOUND THE RAT—or mouse, at least. (No, not that one .)

As many, many White House reporters tweeted on Tuesday, a mouse fell from the ceiling and into NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander’s lap.

Here’s some video of the poor little guy, desperately trying to escape death by wonk:

Still, some brave reporters in the room appeared completely nonplussed:

At last word (that I saw), the...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Oct 01, 2019. 3 comments

That didn’t take long

That didn’t take long

That didn’t take long. After it was reported earlier today that New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins would enter a guilty plea in an insider trading case, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office confirmed they’d received his letter of resignation, which will likely be effective tomorrow.

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Oct 01, 2019. 9 comments

Former Fox News Talking Head Stacey Dash Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Former Fox News Talking Head Stacey Dash Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Stacey Dash, the former Fox News host and Clueless actress, was arrested Sunday for domestic battery in Florida after an altercation with an unidentified man.

As the local ABC affiliate reported, citing the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Dash, 52, allegedly got into a verbal argument with the victim around 7:45 p.m. Sunday night at an apartment in New Port Richey, FL, before she allegedly...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Oct 01, 2019.

Read this great in-depth reporting from HuffPost today about the travails of working women just tryi

Read this great in-depth reporting from HuffPost today about the travails of working women just tryi

Read this great in-depth reporting from HuffPost today about the travails of working women just trying to breastfeed their kids, which found employers broke the law meant to protect a woman’s right to pump at work a staggering 68 percent of the time in the cases the site obtained.

Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Sep 30, 2019. 4 comments

New York Rep

New York Rep

New York Rep. Chris Collins, who was the first congressman to endorse Donald Trump in 2016, will reportedly plead guilty in a federal insider trading case tomorrow. He previously pleaded not guilty in the case.

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Sep 26, 2019. 10 comments

Seems fine: global warming going faster than expected, according to a landmark UN report out today

Seems fine: global warming going faster than expected, according to a landmark UN report out today

Seems fine: global warming going faster than expected, according to a landmark UN report out today, by basically any metric—the oceans are warmer and more acidic, the glaciers are melting, and “coastal extreme events” are getting worse. Unless we change everything, a billion people will be affected.

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Sep 25, 2019. 23 comments

Boris Johnson Is Doing Great!

Boris Johnson Is Doing Great!

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is doing splendidly after that disastrous legal setback , why do you ask?

I submit Exhibit A: Johnson ranting and raving on Tuesday—in his inaugural UN speech—about the promise and threat of AI, including such sci-fi ephemera as “pink-eyed terminators” and “limbless chickens.”

Listening devices planted in our homes aside, anyone who uses the phrase...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Sep 25, 2019. 18 comments

A Perfect Metaphor for Today's News and My Fragile Brain

A Perfect Metaphor for Today's News and My Fragile Brain

It’s not every day that you’re presented with a perfect metaphor from the natural world that captures the current moment.

This is one. Please watch this until the very end, you won’t regret it:

A rollercoaster of a ride—when the video starts, you think this is going to be one of those sad animal videos of a turtle caught in a plastic bottle or something!—and then, something good happens. Like...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Sep 25, 2019. 23 comments

Trump Is Feeling the Squeeze

Trump Is Feeling the Squeeze

Donald Trump threw a Hail Mary this afternoon, just hours before Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly announces she backs an impeachment inquiry , tweeting he would release a “complete, fully declassified” transcript of his call with the Ukrainian president.

From the United Nations, where things are going great, he tweeted:

Trump is referring to the latest sweeping scandal swirling around him, this...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Sep 24, 2019. 16 comments

A nice moment on the campaign trail with Bernie Sanders today: as a supporter praised him for not we

A nice moment on the campaign trail with Bernie Sanders today: as a supporter praised him for not we

A nice moment on the campaign trail with Bernie Sanders today: as a supporter praised him for not wearing a $2,000+ Armani suit—“you look like you’re wearing about $250 worth of JCPenney,” the person said—the senator responded, “Actually, it’s Kohl’s.” Delightful.

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Sep 24, 2019. 21 comments

Conservatives Are Melting Down Faster Than Our Planet Over Greta and the Climate Teens

Conservatives Are Melting Down Faster Than Our Planet Over Greta and the Climate Teens

On Friday, students around the world and concerned citizens from all walks of life took to the streets to demand specific policies in hopes of averting climate disaster. Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City for the strike and was still in town on Monday to absolutely destroy complacent world leaders with her stirring testimony at the United Nations. And...

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