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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 09, 2019. 24 comments

New Book Reportedly Details Dozens of New Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Trump

New Book Reportedly Details Dozens of New Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Trump

Before today, President Donald Trump had been publicly accused of sexual harassment and/or assault by two dozen women. Most recently, the writer E. Jean Carroll accused Trump of violently sexually assaulting her in the dressing room of a department store more than two decades ago. Now, a new book details dozens of new allegations against Trump.

Esquire published an excerpt today from All the...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 09, 2019. 22 comments

Hey I'll Be Over Here If You Need Me

Hey I'll Be Over Here If You Need Me

As the Ukraine scandal continues to escalate and President Donald Trump inches closer and closer to just declaring himself God King for Life, one particularly prominent White House figure has been basically nowhere to be seen: Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.

Mulvaney, who has never actually been promoted from “acting” chief of staff, has been noticeably absent from cable news lately, and

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 09, 2019. 21 comments

What's Up With Rudy Giuliani's Brain

What's Up With Rudy Giuliani's Brain

Donald Trump lawyer and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is perpetually on one , but his best material usually comes out while he’s screaming on the phone at a reporter in a taxi or holding up his trusty iPad o’crimes on a cable television network. On Tuesday, he decided to take a page out of his most famous client’s book and give us an unvarnished look at a mind ruined by dementia...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 08, 2019. 22 comments

Democrats Can't Stop Trying to Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Democrats Can't Stop Trying to Shoot Themselves in the Foot

When Nancy Pelosi was finally dragged into launching an impeachment inquiry last month , it felt as though the Democrats had finally turned a corner from talking about the existential threat to the country posed by Trump to acting like they might do something about it. And despite the worries from Pelosi and other House moderates that pursuing impeachment would be politically unpopular, it...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 07, 2019. 23 comments

Trump Is Calling Literally Everything Treason Now

Trump Is Calling Literally Everything Treason Now

No one, except for the scientists who hopefully get to study his cottage cheese brain, can really say with any certainty what’s going on in Donald Trump’s head. So all we can really go off is what actually comes out of his mouth or his fingers, and based on that, I can only guess that he likes the way “treason” rolls off the tongue and so he’s hellbent on using it against essentially everyone...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 05, 2019. 17 comments

Which Dead People Would You Dig Up and Disturb Their Eternal Rest and Bring Back to This Shitworld Just to Get Their Trump Takes?

Which Dead People Would You Dig Up and Disturb Their Eternal Rest and Bring Back to This Shitworld Just to Get Their Trump Takes?

On Thursday, Washington Post columnist and CNN analyst Josh Rogin posed an interesting hypothetical and followed it up with three of the dumbest answers imaginable:

John McCain? Christopher Hitchens? Great imagination, Josh. Some of the replies were even worse:

I was doing the jerkoff motion so hard while reading the last one that my arm got tired. Anyway, since the original respondents to...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 05, 2019. 5 comments

There's More Than One Whistleblower Worth Protecting

There's More Than One Whistleblower Worth Protecting

The reaction to the ongoing saga of the yet-to-be-identified whistleblower who blew the Ukraine scandal wide open has, predictably, depended on which side of the debate you find yourself. To Donald Trump and his bootlickers in the Republican Party, the whistleblower is a criminal. To Democrats like Rep. Eliot Engel, the House Foreign Affairs committee chair, “that person is a...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 04, 2019. 8 comments

Looks Like Trump's Enormous Pressure on Ukraine Is Starting to Work

Looks Like Trump's Enormous Pressure on Ukraine Is Starting to Work

After private and now extremely public prodding from President Donald Trump to investigate former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, it appears that Ukraine is taking steps to, uh, do just that.

The Washington Post reports that Ukraine’s chief prosecutor is opening an “audit” into a previous investigation of Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company which...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 04, 2019. 22 comments

Former Ukraine Envoy Says Rudy Giuliani Was 'Warned' About 'Unreliable' Biden Claims

Former Ukraine Envoy Says Rudy Giuliani Was 'Warned' About 'Unreliable' Biden Claims

Former Ukraine envoy Kurt Volker abruptly resigned last weekend after Rudy Giuliani threw him under the bus in the snowballing whistleblower scandal . On Thursday, Volker appears to have gotten his revenge.

In closed-door testimony given earlier today, Volker reportedly told investigators of the House Oversight, Intelligence, and Foreign Affairs committees that he personally warned Giuliani...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 04, 2019. 17 comments

That sound you hear is one million sighs of relief: Jane Sanders said in a statement today that one

That sound you hear is one million sighs of relief: Jane Sanders said in a statement today that one

That sound you hear is one million sighs of relief: Jane Sanders said in a statement today that one day after Bernie Sanders underwent a procedure  to receive two stents for a blocked artery, he’s “up and about” and expected to be discharged this weekend. He’ll be back for the October 15 debate, she also said.

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 03, 2019. 23 comments

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Give Workers Power Like Never Before

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Give Workers Power Like Never Before

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren has rolled out her presidential campaign’s labor plan ahead of an appearance at an SEIU presidential forum in Los Angeles on Friday. She’s touting it as “the most progressive and comprehensive agenda for workers since the New Deal.”

Warren correctly identifies one of the key problems in both our economy and American democracy: “Workers don’t have enough power.”...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 03, 2019. 8 comments

Gerrymandering reporter David Daley obtained leaked audio from an ALEC-hosted panel on “surviving re

Gerrymandering reporter David Daley obtained leaked audio from an ALEC-hosted panel on “surviving re

Gerrymandering reporter David Daley obtained leaked audio from an ALEC-hosted panel on “surviving redistricting” from earlier this year including Trump voter fraud lackey Hans von Spakovsky and failed judicial nominee Thomas Farr , and published it over at Slate. It’s predictably infuriating.

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 03, 2019. 24 comments

'A Blatant Effort to Intimidate a Witness'

'A Blatant Effort to Intimidate a Witness'

Every day, we are witnessing the complete breakdown of an American president in real time. This is a surreal thing to think about and experience, but it’s worth pointing out that, even as Trump is finally being forced to grapple with something resembling consequences for his actions, there’s still so much shit he’s getting away with.

To his credit, Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 02, 2019. 23 comments

Bernie Sanders “experienced some chest discomfort” last night, according to the campaign, and a subs

Bernie Sanders “experienced some chest discomfort” last night, according to the campaign, and a subs

Bernie Sanders “experienced some chest discomfort” last night, according to the campaign, and a subsequent evaluation found a blockage in one of his arteries, which required the insertion of two stents. Sanders is “conversing and in good spirits,” but the campaign is canceling all events as he continues to rest.

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 02, 2019. 17 comments

Gang's All Here

Gang's All Here
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Ever since a whistleblower came forward to allege that Donald Trump had encouraged the Ukrainian president to investigate his domestic political rivals, and the White House released a memo detailing just that , we knew it was just a matter of time before we found out that...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 02, 2019. 22 comments

We Love That Classic October Heatwave, Don't We Folks?

We Love That Classic October Heatwave, Don't We Folks?

Today is October 1. It’s still hot as fuck outside. On Thursday, October 3, the Apple weather app tells me, the high is going to be 98. You gotta be freakin’ kiddin’ me!!!

I live in Raleigh, and even moreso than usual, the summer feels like it’s never going to end. Frankly, it’s more like an unwelcome guest at this point. USA Today reported yesterday that some of the region’s largest cities...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 01, 2019. 23 comments

The Sanders Campaign Is Making Bank

The Sanders Campaign Is Making Bank

In recent weeks, the Democratic primary for president has essentially turned into a three-person race between Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. But while Sanders’ campaign is already being written off by some pundits, fundraising totals released on Tuesday indicate he’s not anywhere close to finished.

The Sanders campaign reported raising a whopping $25.3 million in the third...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 01, 2019. 15 comments

Trump to Australian Leader: Y'all Want in on This Corruption

Trump to Australian Leader: Y'all Want in on This Corruption

You just knew there had to be more.

As the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump pressuring the Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son  trudges on , the New York Times reports that Trump recently pressured Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help Attorney General William Barr “gather information for a Justice Department inquiry,” which Trump “hopes will discredit...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Oct 01, 2019. 13 comments

This Chris Coons Comment on Diversity in the Senate...Hmm

This Chris Coons Comment on Diversity in the Senate...Hmm

On Friday, Delaware Sen. Chris Coons—one of the staunchest moderates in the Senate who was labeled “the GOP’s favorite Democrat” by Politico last year—appeared on a panel at the University of Notre Dame Law School in Indiana along with two former colleagues, Sens. Jeff Flake and Joe Donnelly.

Near the end of the panel, Coons was asked a question about increased partisanship in the Senate, a...

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Paul Blest Paul Blest Sep 30, 2019. 24 comments

Trump's Civil War Is Already Starting

Trump's Civil War Is Already Starting

Since the very beginning of the 2016 campaign, it’s been exceedingly difficult to describe anything Donald Trump has done or said as a “new low.” On Sunday, he came pretty damn close by extensively quoting Dallas pastor and Trump sycophant Robert Jeffress’ declaration on Fox News that impeachment could lead to a “civil war like fracture.”

Trump is in the middle of quite possibly his longest...

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