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Future generations will thank Americas 2016 journalists for their diligent pursuit of email issues

There hasn't been a Q asked about climate change in any Presidential debate since Oct 2008 when Bob Schieffer called it "climate control"


Joy Reid: Listen for these talking points from your favorite GOPers & if you're feeling groovy...

Listen for these talking points from all your favorite GOPers today. And if you're feeling groovy, sing along!


Sen. Whitehouse: Trump is betraying country, in the service of Breitbart fake news & Koch Brothers

Bloomberg Understatement...

"Conservatives forget history with Trump effigy outrage"


"It's amazing how the left, particularly Hollywood, have no limits to their cruelty and hatred. What would they say if that happened to Obama," wrote one commentator on Twitter.

"Kathy Griffin holds mock-up of Trump's decapitated head & liberals call it Ďart.í If any conservative did this to Obama they'd be arrested," Tweeted another.

Despite the claims from conservatives, the reality is that Obama did face this type of treatment during his presidency and worse.

Last year, I wrote an article about how ďObamaís presidency was marked by effigies of our first black president hanging from nooses across the country ... or being burned around the world.Ē

For example, there is currently a 54-minute video on YouTube entitled Nationwide Burning of Effigies and Images of President Hussein Obama, published by a group called Stand Up America Now.


NewYorker outdoes itself with this Kim Warp cartoon.

So is this what Sean meant when he said a few people understood, as in the few people who planned the distraction


Trump is "a direct and genuine person," says Putin, with "a fresh view of things."


Sure seems like Russia have something over Trump to me.

One week after a threat from the verified Russian Embassy account... sure seems like Russia have something over Trump to me.


I stand with-Charles P Pierce: "Hillary Clinton Must NOT Be Silent"

Hillary Clinton Must Not Be Silent
We can't forget the extraordinary events that put Donald Trump in the White House.
JUN 1, 2017


As a matter of fact, I think the nation would have been better served had Gore raised holy hell about what happened to him for as long as he possibly could. I think the nation would have been better served if some Democratic senator had stood with, say, John Lewis, to contest the results of the 2000 election.

I think that Kerry should have hollered louder and longer about the shenanigans in Ohio that helped re-elect George W. Bush. Maybe if they had done this, the subsequent flood of voter-suppression laws, and the ensuing gerrymandering of various legislatures, which continues to rage through the political process today, could have been partially stemmed.

Frankly, I hope she continues to "frustrate" Democratic panjandrums and I hope she continues to make the likes of Ruth Marcus simper about how bitter she is. Right now, as far as I can see, HRC is the only one completely free to hammer away at the extraordinary events that conspired to put Donald Trump in the White House. As the investigations continue to accelerate, the country needs somebody outside of the Congress and outside of Department of Justice to keep the country at large focused on the real cost of having abided by the Clinton Rules while an election was hijacked from afar. Might as well be her.


Whatever awful damage Trump does on climate, the whole Republican Party is to blame for it:

At 3 p.m. today, President Trump is set to announce his decision on whether he intends to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord. Most of the reporting suggests he will go through with it.

But if so, the story does not end there ó far from it. There will likely be a window of several years before our withdrawal takes effect ó and paradoxically, some of the consequences of our pending exit from this 195-country accord could begin to take hold in the interim. Which means it is not totally outlandish to imagine that, if the blowback is severe enough, Trump could come under great pressure to reverse his decision. He almost certainly wonít, but at a minimum, those who care about the Paris deal ó and international engagement more generally ó can do everything possible to clarify those consequences to the public and ensure that Trump and Republicans own them.


This raises an important point: If we do see these consequences, they should be tattooed on Republicans. Because, broadly speaking, what weíre seeing now isnít just Trumpís doing. Itís also the doing of the GOP. While Trump has been most visibly crazy in his assertions that climate change is a hoax, many Republicans have spent years doing a careful little dance in which they avoided fully conceding the anthropogenic global warming threat in the least-crazy-seeming way possible, by claiming, for instance, that ďIím not a scientist,Ē so you know, who knows whether itís something to seriously worry about? It has been forgotten, but last year, Mitch McConnell launched a crafty plan to get GOP governors to challenge Obamaís climate policies for the explicit purpose of making it harder for the U.S. to meet its commitments to the Paris deal, thus discouraging other countries from participating.

During last yearís GOP presidential primaries, the GOP candidates kept up the attacks on any and all Obama actions on climate (the GOP posture was to kinda sorta admit climate change is real while opposing just about any government action to combat it). Meanwhile, many of them carefully avoided weighing in on the Paris deal, and I canít recall them disagreeing with Trumpís vow to shred it with his strong and manly hands. So isnít it fair to argue that this outcome is pretty much what Republicans implicitly endorsed all along?

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