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Brett Kavanaugh Unfit for Supreme Court

Kavanaugh’s past statement on Nixon

Here’s where Kavanaugh stands on a few key issues:

• He believes the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
• He wrote that Washington D.C.’s ban on semi-automatic rifles is unconstitutional.
• He tried to roll back President Obama’s regulation on greenhouse gas emissions.
• He is firmly anti-choice — just last year, he tried to prevent an undocumented pregnant immigrant in federal custody from getting an abortion.
• He promoted unequal influence on elections, even before Citizens United.
• He wrote an opinion upholding a voter ID law in South Carolina that threatened to disenfranchise tens of thousands of voters.
• Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong

Kavanaugh reportedly thinks the Supreme Court was wrong to force President Richard Nixon to hand over the Watergate tapes, which ultimately led to his resignation ahead of possible impeachment.

That means if he makes it onto the Court, Kavanaugh could decide that Robert Mueller can’t force Donald Trump to reveal anything he doesn’t want to in the Russia investigation. Tapes, documents, and subpoenaed testimony could all be off the table if Kavanaugh is confirmed.

Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s announcement that he intends to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States:

“Brett Kavanaugh is a direct threat to our civil and human rights and is unfit to serve on our nation’s highest court. Like President Trump, he would protect the rights of the wealthy and powerful over the rights of all – a fact verified by his prominence on Trump’s vaunted short list of potential nominees. Earning a spot on this list of anti-civil and human rights all-stars required satisfying the ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation and Federalist Society and passing Trump’s ideological litmus tests. Trump promised that, if confirmed, his nominee would overturn Roe v. Wade, and undermine the Affordable Care Act, which would have a devastating impact on those with pre-existing conditions, people of color, women, people with disabilities, and millions of others for decades to come. Access to health care is a civil and human rights issue of profound importance.

“Kavanaugh believes that the president is above the law, and he would not be a check on Trump’s abuse of power. Kavanaugh wrote that the president should have ‘absolute discretion’ to determine whether and when to appoint or fire a special counsel like Robert Mueller. And Kavanaugh has said that a sitting president should not be criminally indicted, no matter what evidence of wrongdoing is uncovered. No wonder President Trump has nominated this man to the Supreme Court, which will ultimately decide whether he, his family, or his aides can be held accountable by the special counsel.

“Kavanaugh has consistently ruled for the wealthy and powerful over the rights of workers, consumers, and women seeking access to health care. In three cases upholding aspects of the Affordable Care Act, he dissented in each of them. And he has consistently sided with industry and ruled against environmental protections. His record demonstrates that he will not uphold Supreme Court precedent that the Constitution protects individual liberty and the right of all people to make personal decisions about their bodies and their personal relationships.

“From criminal justice to immigrant justice, voting rights, and the rights of LGBTQ people, our civil and human rights hang in the balance with this Supreme Court nomination. Senators must put country over party to protect their constituents, the Constitution, and civil and human rights by rejecting this extreme nomination.”

U.S. Women Reject Donald Trump SCOTUS Pick Brett Kavanaugh

Rachel Maddow outlines the historic depth of the unpopularity of Donald Trump’s pick for Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and and unearths audio of Kavanaugh looking for legalistic excuses to keep a 17-year-old pregnant immigrant from exercising her constitutional right to an abortion.

Brett Kavanaugh is the most unpopular Justice ever nominated to be a Supreme Court Justice

 

New hearing revives question of whether Kavanaugh lied under oath

Rachel Maddow looks at Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony in his previous Senate confirmation hearing and how facts learned subsequently contradict his answers, an issue likely to come up now that he faces a new confirmation hearing for a seat on the Supreme Court.

Opinion | David Brock: The Brett Kavanaugh I knew shouldn’t sit on the Supreme Court

I used to know Brett Kavanaugh pretty well. And, when I think of Brett now, in the midst of his hearings for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, all I can think of is the old “Aesop’s Fables” adage: “A man is known by the company he keeps.”

David Brock who’s known Kavanaugh for many years describe him as a “Republican Political Operative” and Idealogue

I Wrote Some of the Memos That Brett Kavanaugh Lied to the Senate About. He Should Be Impeached, Not Elevated.

Much of Washington has spent the week focusing on whether Judge Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the Supreme Court. After the revelations of his confirmation hearings, the better question is whether he should be impeached from the federal judiciary. I do not raise that question lightly, but I am certain it must be raised.

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The Theft of the Presidency and the United States Supreme Court Started with the 2000 Election

The Jeb Bush Administration Rigged the 2000 election by illegally purging thousands of Black voters off the voter rolls. This illegal voter purge allowed George W. Bush to be illegitimately installed as President by 537 votes.

Al Gore received a 543,895 Vote Majority over George W. Bush. If there were a REAL Democracy in the United States, Al Gore would have been President and the Supreme Court would have & should have been Liberal because Bush appointed 2 Justices.

RIGGED 2000 ELECTION = 2 SUPREME COURT SEATS STOLEN

 

Republicans STOLE President Obama’s Supreme Court Seat by holding the seat open for a year, then filled it with a Conservative Judge.

OBAMA’S SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENT BLOCKED = 3RD SEAT STOLEN

The 2016 Election was also STOLEN from the American people. Hillary Clinton received a 2.9 Million Vote MAJORITY over Trump, yet LOSER Trump was awarded the Presidency.

Three (3) Republican appointed Supreme Court Judges are Illegitimate because the Presidents who put them in office them were not supported by the Majority of Americans. A 4th Supreme Court Nominee who Trump will appoint to replace Anthony Kennedy will also be Illegitimate and a stolen seat.

New information has been reported which indicate that a 5th Republican appointed Justice, Clarence Thomas may have lied during his confirmation. Details…

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHEATED AND ROBBED BY REPUBLICANS

Here’s the details…

Jeb Bush was the Republican Governor of the State of Florida and brother of the Republican Presidential candidate George W. Bush.

Republican Secretary of State, Katherine Harris was also co-chair of Bush’s 2000 Presidential Florida campaign, clearly a conflict of interest in conducting a fair and impartial election.

Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris promised to “Deliver Florida” to George W. Bush

Secretary of State, Katherine Harris and Governor Jeb Bush had the motive and the means to make sure Florida’s decisive electoral votes were “delivered” to George W. Bush.

They accomplished this by illegally purging thousands of black voters off of the Florida voter rolls, ensuring an unfair advantage to George W. Bush, as shown in the above video.

 

Antonin Scalia and his conservative majority of 5 “justices” subverted democracy & engaged in partisan politics by stopping the 2000 election vote count. The above video explains the details.

This caused George W. Bush to be installed as President. At the time the votes were stopped by the Supreme Court, there were only 154 votes separating Al Gore from George W. Bush.

 

As shown in the above video, ChoicePoint / DBT was given a $4 million no-bid contract under the Jeb Bush administration which wrongly and illegally purged thousands of African Americans from the Florida voter rolls.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 2000 Election Investigation Recommended that the U.S. Department of Justice should “immediately initiate the litigation process against the governor” (Jeb Bush)

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights conducted an extensive public investigation of allegations of voting irregularities during the 2000 presidential election in Florida.

Here’s a link to the report in which the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Recommended that the U.S. Department of Justice Prosecute Jeb Bush; http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/vote2000/report/ch9.htm

It’s amazing how you never hear anyone discuss this… not a word about this by anyone when Jeb Bush was running for President. This NEEDS to be discussed and exposed.

If Gore had been president, we would have had a Liberal Supreme Court because Bush appointed 2 Justices

It was therefore Jeb Bush’s illegal voter purge and Antonin Scalia who subverted Democracy by not allowing the votes to be counted that caused the installation of George W. Bush and the US to have a conservative majority in the Supreme Court.

The rigged election of George W. Bush caused the following events;

  • Installation of George W. Bush, a illegitimate president who was not elected to office by the American people
  • False claims about Weapons of Mass Destruction to justify the War against Iraq
  • Unprovoked, Unjustified War and Invasion of Iraq
  • Deaths of 4,475 US Troops
  • 32,331 US Troops wounded
  • Deaths of over 112,000 Iraqi Civilians
  • Debt of 10 Trillion dollars due to tax cuts and unpaid for wars
  • Firing of US Attorneys for political reasons
  • Appointment of Conservative Supreme Court Judges who destroyed the voting rights act of 1965
  • The creation of ISIS due to the invasion of Iraq, be-headings and people being burned alive
  • And much more…

None of these things would have happened were it not for the Jeb Bush Administration actions which helped brother George W. Bush to be installed as president.

MOSTLY to blame is the Out-dated, UN-Democratic Electoral College which allowed the George W. Bush to be awarded the Presidency though he received 543,895 votes LESS than Al Gore.

This is NOT democracy… it’s is the type of rigged government you find in Dictator Banana Republics.

 

REPUBLICANS PUT PARTY & POWER ABOVE THEIR COUNTRY & MADE AN AGREEMENT TO BLOCK PRESIDENT OBAMA ON EVERYTHING

When President Obama was elected President in 2008, Republicans made an agreement to Block Obama on EVERYTHING. That obstruction continued throughout Obama’s Presidency and included Republican’s Blocking Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee, Merrick Garland.

Republicans proved they didn’t give a Damn about Democracy or the majority of Americans who voted for President Obama by blocking him on everything and by blocking his Supreme Court Nominee.

Republicans failed to put their Country and Citizens first and proved all they cared about was Politics and Power.

 

THE 2016 ELECTION WAS ALSO STOLEN FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Hillary Clinton received over a 2.8 Million Vote MAJORITY over Trump, yet Trump was awarded the Presidency.

ELECTIONS RIGGED BY GERRYMANDERING

Republicans has also shown they don’t give a Dam about Democracy or the Will of the People by Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression so they can’t be voted out of office.

Republicans injected $30 million, much of it from dark money contributions into state races in 2010, often targeting vulnerable blue state Democrats in races that wouldn’t otherwise draw a lot of national funding. The plan was called REDMAP

 

ELECTIONS RIGGED BY VOTER OBSTRUCTION

As shown in the above video, a Judge who has been voting for 49 years couldn’t vote because of repressive Republican Voter ID Laws in Texas.

 

Video title: Democrats Forcing G.O.P. to Deal with Confirmation System They Broke

Republicans has shown they don’t give a Damn about Democracy or the Will of the People by RIGGING Elections using Gerrymandering and Voter Obstruction laws designed to make it difficult for people to vote against Republicans.

These are the type of tactics used by Dictators and Banana Republics to maintain power AGAINST the Will of the People. That’s why Russia helped Trump become President… Republican’s repressive & undemocratic policies align with Russia & Putin.

Our Government is a mess. It has allowed the losers of the popular vote in two (2) elections since the year 2000 to be declared the winner.

Republicans Disrespected the Will of the People by Blocking and refusing to even consider President Obama’s Supreme Court Pick.

Republicans has no motivation to make any changes because they are benefiting from how UN-Democratic & screwed-up our Government is.

SINCE 2000, THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS VOTED FOR AND WANTED LIBERAL PRESIDENTS, JUDGES AND POLICIES

THE WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS BEING SUBVERTED BY OUR UN-DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT & REPUBLICANS

There will be no REAL Democracy in the United States until the Electoral College is abolished, and Gerrymandering and Voter Obstruction is made illegal.

Democrats need to stand up and fight for Democracy, and call out and expose Republicans.

 

Sinclair Broadcast Forcing Propaganda on Local TV Stations

Trump and those who support him are making the United States more like an authoritarian dictatorship like Russia every day.

TV news is supposed to be unbiased. Sinclair Broadcast Media is posing a Threat to Democracy by forcing “Must-Run” Pro-Trump, Pro-Conservative Propaganda on Americans through local news outlets.

The little-known local news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group forces its stations to run right-wing commentary – and it’s poised to get even bigger.

 

Trump Crony Boris Epshteyn has joined forces with Sinclair Media to force “Must-Run” Pro-Trump News Propaganda stories on Americans through trusted local news outlets

 

Sinclair Broadcasting is engaging in Propaganda by forcing their many local stations to run one-sided segments praising Trump and his administration as shown in this video. This is a threat to democracy and MUST be stopped

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO MAKE SINCLAIR STOP FORCING THEIR PROPAGANDA DOWN AMERICAN CITIZENS THROATS

CLICK HERE TO SIGN

 

Ex-Sinclair reporter: It was a culture of misogyny, xenophobia

Former Sinclair-owned station reporter Jonathan Beaton speaks out about his experience inside the company and what happened when he tried to leave.

 

Watchdog group asks FCC to deny Sinclair Broadcast’s Tribune Media deal

Consumer watchdog group Allied Progress, which is opposing Sinclair Broadcast Group’s planned $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co., asked the Federal Communications Commission on Monday to deny the deal. In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit V.

How Trump’s FCC aided Sinclair’s expansion

Sinclair Broadcast Groupis expanding its conservative-leaning television empire into nearly three-quarters of American households – but its aggressive takeover of the airwaves wouldn’t have been possible without help from President Donald Trump’s chief at the Federal Communications Commission.

Below are a list of Sinclair Broadcasting Stations

City of license / Market Station
Birmingham – Tuscaloosa – Anniston, AL WTTO
WABM
WDBB 1
(satellite of WTTO)
WBMA-LD α
Mobile, AL & Pensacola, FL WEAR-TV
WPMI-TV
WFGX
WJTC ∞ 2
Little Rock, AR KATV α
Bakersfield, CA KBAK-TV §§
KBFX-CD §§
Chico – Redding KRCR-TV
KXVU-LP
KCVU 1
KRVU-LD
KZVU-LD
(Satellite of KRVU-LD)
KUCO-LP
KKTF-LD
Eureka, California & Arcata KAEF-TV
(Semi-satellite of KRCR)
KBVU 1
(Semi-satellite of KCVU)
KECA-LD
KEUV-LP
Fresno & Visalia, CA KMPH-TV
KFRE-TV
Washington, D.C. WJLA-TV α
Fort Pierce & West Palm Beach, FL WPEC ≈≈
WTVX ƒ
WTCN-CA ƒ
WWHB-CA ƒ
Gainesville & High Springs, FL WGFL 3
WNBW-DT 3
WMYG-LP 3
WYME-CD 3
Tallahassee, FL & Thomasville, GA WTWC-TV ¤¤
WTLH 3
WTLF 3
Albany, GA WFXL ‡‡
Macon, GA WGXA
Cedar Rapids – Waterloo – KGAN ¤¤
Dubuque – Iowa City, IA KFXA
Des Moines, IA KDSM-TV ##
Sioux City, IA KPTH
KMEG
Boise, ID KBOI-TV §§
KYUU-LD §§
Lewiston, ID KLEW-TV §§
(KIMA-TV semi-satellite)
Champaign – Urbana – WICS ¤¤
Decatur – Springfield, IL WICD ¤¤
(WICS satellite)
WRSP-TV
WCCU
WBUI
Peoria & Bloomington, IL WHOI ‡‡
WYZZ-TV 1, 5
South Bend, IN WSBT-TV
Wichita, KS KSAS-TV ∞
KAAS-TV ∞
KOCW ∞
KMTW ∞
Danville – Lexington, KY WDKY-TV
Portland, ME WGME-TV ¤¤
WPFO
Baltimore, MD WBFF **
WNUV 1
WUTB 2
Flint – Saginaw – Bay City, MI WEYI-TV ‡‡ 7
WBSF ‡‡ 1
WSMH
Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids, MI WWMT ≈≈
Traverse City – Cadillac, MI WPBN-TV ‡‡
Cheboygan – Sault Ste. Marie, MI WTOM-TV ‡‡
WGTU ‡‡ 1
WGTQ ‡‡ 1
Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN WUCW
Cape Girardeau, MO – Paducah, KY – KBSI
Harrisburg, IL
WDKA
Columbia – Jefferson City, MO KRCG ‡‡
Hannibal, MO – Quincy, IL KHQA-TV ‡‡
Kirksville, MO – Ottumwa, IA KTVO ‡‡
St. Louis, MO KDNL-TV ##
Missoula, MT KECI-TV
Kalispell, MT KCFW-TV
(Semi-satellite of KECI)
Butte, MT KTVM-TV
(Semi-satellite of KECI)
Bozeman, MT KDBZ-CD
(Satellite of KTVM)
Hayes Center, NE KWNB-TV
(Satellite of KHGI-TV)
Kearney – Hastings, NE KHGI-TV
Lincoln, NE KFXL-TV
North Platte, NE KHGI-CD
(Satellite of KHGI-TV)
Omaha, NE KPTM
KXVO
Elko, NV KENV-DT
(Semi-satellite of KRNV)
Las Vegas, NV KSNV
KVCW
Reno, NV KRNV-DT
KRXI-TV
KAME-TV 2
Buffalo, NY WUTV ††
WNYO-TV
Rochester, NY WHAM-TV ∞ 2
WUHF ††
Schenectady – Albany – Troy, NY WRGB ≈≈
WCWN ≈≈
Syracuse, NY WSTM-TV ‡‡
WTVH
WSTQ-LP ‡‡
Asheville, NC WLOS ##
Greenville & Spartanburg, SC
WMYA-TV ## 1
Greenville – New Bern – Morehead City, NC WFXI 1
WYDO 1
(Satellite of WFXI)
WCTI-TV
Raleigh – Durham, NC WLFL
WRDC
Winston-Salem – Greensboro – High Point, NC WXLV-TV ††
WMYV
Cincinnati, OH WKRC-TV ∞
WSTR-TV 4
Columbus & Chillicothe, OH WSYX ##
WTTE ** 1
WWHO 10
Dayton, OH WKEF
WRGT-TV †† 1
Steubenville, OH & Wheeling, WV WTOV-TV
Toledo, OH WNWO-TV ‡‡
Oklahoma City, OK KOKH-TV
KOCB
Tulsa, OK KTUL α
Eugene, OR KVAL-TV §§
Coos Bay, OR KCBY-TV §§
Roseburg, OR KPIC §§ 11
KMTR §§
KMCB §§
KTCW §§
Medford, OR KTVL ≈≈
Portland, OR KATU §§
KUNP §§
Harrisburg – Lancaster – Lebanon – York, PA WHP-TV ∞
Johnstown & Altoona, PA WJAC-TV
Pittsburgh, PA WPGH-TV
WPNT **
Scranton – Wilkes-Barre, PA WOLF-TV 3
WQMY 3
WSWB 3
Providence, RI & New Bedford, MA WJAR
Charleston, SC WTAT-TV †† 1
WCIV
Columbia, SC WACH ‡‡
Florence & Myrtle Beach, SC WPDE-TV ‡‡
WWMB 7
Hardeeville, SC & Savannah, GA WTGS
Chattanooga, TN WTVC ≈≈
WDSI-TV 3
WFLI-TV 3
Nashville, TN WZTV
WUXP
WNAB
Abilene, TX KTXS-TV
KTES-LD
Amarillo, TX KVII-TV ‡‡
Clovis, NM KVIH-TV ‡‡
Austin, TX KEYE-TV ƒ
Beaumont & Port Arthur, TX KBTV-TV 2
KFDM ≈≈
El Paso, TX KDBC-TV
Las Cruces, NM KFOX-TV
Harlingen, TX & the Rio Grande Valley KGBT-TV ‡‡
San Angelo, TX KTXE-LD
(Satellite of KTXS)
San Antonio – Kerrville, TX KMYS 2
WOAI-TV ∞
KABB ##
Salt Lake City, UT KUTV ƒ
KJZZ-TV
St. George, UT KMYU ƒ
Bristol, VA – Greeneville – Johnson City – WCYB-TV
Kingsport, TN WEMT 1
Lynchburg & Roanoke, VA WSET-TV α
Norfolk, VA & Hampton Roads WTVZ-TV
Richmond, VA WRLH-TV ††
Seattle & Tacoma, WA KOMO-TV §§
KUNS-TV §§
Yakima, WA KIMA-TV §§
Pasco & Kennewick, WA KEPR-TV §§
KUNW-CD §§
KVVK-CD §§
KORX-CD §§
Charleston & Huntington, WV WCHS-TV
WVAH-TV †† 1
Green Bay, WI & the Fox Cities WLUK-TV
WCWF
Madison, WI WMSN-TV
Milwaukee, WI WVTV
WCGV-TV

Scott Pruitt Wasting Taxpayer Money

Scott Pruitt, longtime adversary of EPA, confirmed to lead the agency

“Scott Pruitt as administrator of the EPA likely means a full-scale assault on the protections that Americans have enjoyed for clean air, clean water and a healthy climate,” Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, said in an interview. “For environmental groups, it means we’re in for the fight of our lives for the next four years.”

 

Scott Pruitt’s Growing Scandals

A new window into the paranoid world of EPA chief Scott Pruitt.

 

Former EPA Official: Scott Pruitt Is A Liar

As the scandals keep coming, a Trump loyalist whistleblower says his former boss lied to Congress.

 

Perks For Scott Pruitt Staffers Swell List Of Scandals At Donald Trump’s EPA

Rachel Maddow rounds up the latest reports on Donald Trump’s scandal-plagued EPA chief Scott Pruitt, including pay raises for his friends on staff, a no-show job for senior counsel Samantha Dravis, and Congressional interest in corruption warnings that went ignored.

Immigrant Children Being Taken From Parents at U.S. Border

Hundreds of Immigrant Children Have Been Taken From Parents at U.S. Border

On Feb. 20, a young woman named Mirian arrived at the Texas border carrying her 18-month-old son. They had fled their home in Honduras through a cloud of tear gas, she told border agents, and needed protection from the political violence there. She had hoped she and her son would find refuge together.

The Trump administration is separating Immigrant Children as young as 53 weeks old away from their parents at the border as part of a deterrence policy

Why Assault Weapons like AR-15 Should Be Banned

Florida school shooting: Details emerge in timeline, what we know about suspect

The family who gave Nikolas Cruz a home reveals more shocking details

Gun owners themselves, the Sneads say they allowed Cruz to keep a handful of weapons in a locked gun cabinet.

AR-15 style rifle used in another mass shooting

AR-15 style rifles have become a favorite among mass shooters, used in some of the most notorious and deadly mass killings in recent history.

Video explains how deadly a AR-15 assault rifle is and how it files a bullet at the speed of 2,182 miles per hour


Why arming teachers is a fantasy war game

At a listening session with school shooting survivors and family of victims at the White House, President Donald Trump suggested arming school personnel with handguns. Lawrence O’Donnell breaks down why this an unrealistic solution to school shootings.

AR-15: The Gun Behind So Many Mass Shootings

The AR-15 assault rifle is commonly used in mass shootings in the United States

I Made an Untraceable AR-15 ‘Ghost Gun’ In My Office

WIRED senior writer Andy Greenberg puts new homemade gunsmithing tools to the test as he tries three ways of building an untraceable AR-15 semi-automatic rifle—a so-called “ghost gun”—while skirting all gun control laws.

More Than 380,000 Georgia Voters Receive ‘Purge Notice’

More Than 380,000 Georgia Voters Receive ‘Purge Notice’ – Rewire

More than 380,000 Georgia voters received a “purge notice” from their local board of elections under the direction of the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, Rewire has learned through an open records request.

Georgia Republicans are conducting a massive purge of voters — targeting people of color in particular — in order to win crucial elections in 2018 and stop a rising progressive tide. Stacey Abrams is fighting back, but she needs our help right now.

In July Brian Kemp, the Republican Secretary of State for Georgia issued a “purge notice” to more than 380,000 registered voters, many of them people of color. This is the new Jim Crow in action.

 

Why Are Conservatives Trying to Destroy the Voting Rights Act?

Overturning Section 5 is in many respects the most important battle in the GOP’s war on voting. As Holder noted in a recent speech, there have been more lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 over the past two years than during the previous four decades.

Republicans are doing everything possible to rig elections in their favor by Destroying the Voting Rights Act, Purging minority voters who are likely to vote for Democrats and Gerrymandering districts because they know that’s the only way they can win elections.  They can’t win on a even playing field so they resort to “winning by any means necessary”.

The “pro-life” party has become the party of death: New research on why Republicans hate poor…

On Thursday, Republicans in the House of Representatives will attempt to force through a health care “reform” bill that is likely to leave millions of Americans without health insurance, especially those who suffer from chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Republicans are HEARTLESS and only care about themselves and their families.  They don’t give a damn about the less fortunate… to them poor & sick people have no value and would be better off dead.

Trump Is Destroying America

Trump’s increasingly unstable behavior, his constant feuds with people in his administration and in Congress, and his complete lack of empathy for American citizens could not only destroy the GOP, but they could destroy the country

Trump Fills the Swamp with Corporate Billionaires

How Trump the populist became Trump the corporate shill: Just six months in, he’s doing the bidding of big business – NY Daily News

Just before his inauguration six months ago, Donald Trump said in a news conference that pharmaceutical companies are “getting away with murder.” Trump correctly noted that “we’re the largest buyer of drugs in the world, and yet we don’t bid properly” because of a law that bars the government from negotiating with drug companies and lowering prices for Medicare beneficiaries.

When TRUMP was campaigning for President he promised to “Make America Great Again”, “Drain the Swamp”, and “The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”

By the cabinet appointments and actions being taken by Republicans, it is clear those promises were a LIE.

After his famous pledge to “drain the swamp,” Trump issued a weak executive order allowing former lobbyists to immediately join the administration and then granted waivers to top White House staffers that render the ethics rules largely meaningless.

More than 30 former lobbyists in the Trump administration work on the same issues they lobbied on over the past two years and have not received a waiver.

Conflicts are appearing all over government: Auto industry lobbyists are setting transportation policy. Boeing has a top perch at the Department of Defense. Wall Street bankers and their lawyers are in control of economic policy and financial regulations.

 

Trump promised to “Hire the Best People” but is hiring the worst, most incompetent people imaginable who got their positions, not as a result of being qualified, but a reward for being Republican Party Loyalists.

 

Steve Bannon admits Trump’s Cabinet Nominees were selected to destroy the Agencies they were Hired to Head

Trump nominated people to cabinet positions who were either unqualified or has a history of wanting to destroy the agency they were appointed to head. Now we find out the TRUE reason… it’s because they were selected to Destroy the Agencies they were appointed to head as admitted by Steve Bannon in the above video.

Has Trump, Bannon and those engaged in this effort committed Sedition?

According to the definition of Sedition: The crime of creating a revolt, disturbance, or violence against lawful civil authority with the intent to cause its overthrow or destruction.

Although no violence is being used, it appears that overthrow and destruction of various Government Agencies was plotted and intended

 

Trump Treasury Secretary Pick Steven Mnuchin

Donald Trump’s choice for Treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, took advantage of the 2008 mortgage crisis by foreclosing on over 35,000 homes

 

Ads exposes how Steve Mnuchin took Woman’s House away.

 

All In with Chris Hayes Video: Trump Voters Home FORECLOSED by Trumps Pick for Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin

Incoming Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin MADE 100’s of MILLIONS by foreclosing on thousands of homeowners who were railroaded by the bank to believe if they became three months late on their mortgage they would be eligible to restructure their home loans.

Who Is Steve Mnuchin, Trump’s Pick For Treasury Secretary?

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Steven Mnuchin, a Wall Street veteran and hedge fund manager with ties to the U.S. housing crisis, to be his treasury secretary. So, how is this draining the swamp?

 

Trump Fills the Swamp With Steven Mnuchin

Trump chief strategist pick Steve Bannon

Rachel Maddow’s video overview of Trump’s newly named chief strategist Steve Bannon, whose record includes right-wing media ventures and white nationalist leanings (quote from video description).

Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Tom Price

 

Rachel Maddow Exposes INSANE General Flynn for Completely Made Up Conspiracies

 

Trump’s Pick for National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn

 

Trump adviser Flynn met with leader of party founded by ex-Nazis

Trump adviser Flynn met with leader of party founded by ex-Nazis
The NY Times reports that Trump’s National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, met with the leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party, founded by Nazis in the 1950s.

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Trump’s Labor Secretary Pick, Andrew Puzder Is Critic of Minimum Wage Increases

A article from the New York Times stated that Puzder sees “a role for government to provide advice to employers, rather than deterrence by ‘gotcha’ enforcement. This seems to indicate that he be on businesses side like most typical Republicans and will not stand up for workers who are abused by employers.

Labor Secretary nominee’s company underpays workers, group says

Why shouldn’t Mr. Andrew Puzder become Secretary of Labor? He has all the qualifications to become a perfect fit for the Trump administration. He’s a billionaire. He pays his employees starvation wages. He receives an enormous amount of corporate welfare as taxpayers are forced to provide food stamps, Medicaid and publicly assisted housing to keep his low wage workers alive. And he knows nothing about the job he is about to take. Sounds like the perfect nominee.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/andrew-puzder-trump-labor-secretary-wages/

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Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: A Threat to Equal Justice for All

The next Attorney General of the United States will have broad influence over whether each of us enjoy the benefits, opportunities, and protections afforded by the laws of the United States. The Attorney General heads the Department of Justice (DOJ), which not only prosecutes individuals charged with crimes but also represents the United States in state and federal court.

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Video title (The Last Word): Protests target Trump’s controversial Attorney General nominee

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for Attorney General, is opposed by Sen. Cory Booker, who will do something unprecedented: testify against him. Rev. William Barber joins Joy Reid.

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As Attorney General Sessions fills these private prisons, he is making money. According to his latest financial disclosures required by congress, dated December 23, 2016, he divested of other investments that were found to be in conflict. In these disclosures, he also lists numerous Vanguard funds. Vanguard owns more private prison stock than any other investment management company. None of the following Vanguard funds were included in the divestiture.

Reasons Jeff Sessions Should Never Be Attorney General

  • Will not stand up for people who’s been victimized by the Police
  • Is against legalizing marijuana and would continue failed “War on Drugs” policies
  • Supports harsh sentences and Mandatory Minimum sentences
  • Supports the death penalty
  • Supports civil forfeiture and nonviolent drug prosecutions
  • Has made Racist Comments
  • Attacks on Civil Rights Groups
  • Voting Rights Act Opposition
  • Anti-Immigrant Extremism
  • Climate Change Denial
  • LGBT Rights Opposition

 

The real reason why trump picks Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson

Video title (Rachel Maddow): Exxon needs US policy change to cash in on big bet on Russia

Rachel Maddow shows ExxonMobil’s heavy investment in Russia, which it has yet to be able to exploit because of U.S. sanctions on Russia over the annexation of Crimea, and how a change in that policy could means hundreds of millions of dollars for ExxonMobil.

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Rex Tillerson, 64, has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin

Tillerson, who has spent his entire adult life working at ExxonMobil, has no experience in government or in diplomacy. In fact, if confirmed, Tillerson would join an unprecedented and hard-to-fathom operation: in the Trump administration, the combined foreign policy experience of the president, Secretary of State, and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is quite literally zero. Americans have simply never seen such a team.

What Tillerson has done, however, is work closely with Vladimir Putin, and spoken out in opposition to U.S. sanctions on Russia – the country accused of criminal intervention in the American political system. When making the case for Tillerson over the weekend, Trump boasted to Fox News, “He does massive deals in Russia.”

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Betsy Devos Appointment as Education Secretary

Video title: Public (School) Enemy No. 1: Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary

Video description: Donald Trump nominated conservative billionaire Betsy DeVos to serve as Education Secretary. DeVos is the former chair of the Michigan Republican Party and a longtime backer of charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools.

In response, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said, “In nominating DeVos Trump makes it loud and clear that his education policy will focus on privatizing, defunding and destroying public education in America.” Since 1970, the DeVos family has invested at least $200 million in various right-wing causes. DeVos’s father-in-law is the co-founder of Amway and her brother is Erik Prince, founder of the mercenary firm Blackwater.

For more, we speak to former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch, Center for Media and Democracy executive director Lisa Graves, and elected member of the Detroit Board of Education Tawanna Simpson.

 

Scott Pruitt, longtime adversary of EPA, confirmed to lead the agency

“Scott Pruitt as administrator of the EPA likely means a full-scale assault on the protections that Americans have enjoyed for clean air, clean water and a healthy climate,” Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, said in an interview. “For environmental groups, it means we’re in for the fight of our lives for the next four years.”

 

Trump’s far right pick for Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, who says Ben-Ami is not really Jewish

Stephen Miller’s authoritarian declaration: Trump’s national security actions ‘will not be questioned’

Senior White House policy adviser Stephen Miller made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows over the weekend, and his comments about voter fraud have earned him justifiably dim reviews. The Washington Post’s Philip Bump and Fact Checker Glenn Kessler dealt with those claims in depth.

 

Trump’s first budget would end program to help low-income Americans get lawyers

A small, efficient, 40-year-old program to provide legal aid to middle- and low-income clients in civil proceedings is facing the budget ax, according to a New York Times report on the early stages of the Trump administration’s internal budget planning.

 

With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office

WASHINGTON – House Republicans, overriding their top leaders, voted on Monday to significantly curtail the power of an independent ethics office set up in 2008 in the aftermath of corruption scandals that sent three members of Congress to jail. The move to effectively kill the Office of Congressional Ethics was not made public until late Monday, when Representative Robert W.

Senate votes to repeal transparency rule for oil companies

The Senate voted strictly along party lines Friday morning to repeal a regulation requiring disclosures for the payments that energy companies make to foreign governments. The measure passed 52-47 in a pre-dawn vote.

South Dakota GOP uses ’emergency’ rules to repeal anti-corruption law

The measure, which passed with more than 51% backing in November, would have created an independent ethics commission, limited lobbyist gifts to lawmakers, banned officials from joining lobbying firms for two years after leaving office and created so-called “Democracy vouchers” for registered voters to steer toward their preferred candidates.

Trump and GOP killed an energy anti-corruption rule for no good reason, advocates say

The goal is to prevent foreign leaders from skimming off the payments that drillers and miners make to their countries. Such corruption, which enriches the politically connected but deprives regular people of their country’s mineral wealth, is known as the “resource curse.”

Opinion: Republicans Are Colluding With Trump To Conceal His Corruption

Republicans know what collusion means, but they must consider Donald Trump much more than a family member because they conspired to help him conceal his corruption by aiding his attempt at keeping his tax returns out of the public’s eye.

Trump to order regulatory rollback Friday for finance industry starting with Dodd-Frank

President Trump plans to order a rollback Friday of regulations governing the financial services industry and Wall Street under the Dodd-Frank law and beyond, a White House source confirmed. Gary Cohn, White House Economic Council director, told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published last night that the administration would also move against a regulation designed to force retirement advisers to work in the best interest of their clients.

Trump to roll back Obama’s climate, water rules through executive action

President Trump is preparing executive orders aimed at curtailing Obama-era policies on climate and water pollution, according to individuals briefed on the measures. While both directives will take time to implement, they will send an unmistakable signal that the new administration is determined to promote fossil-fuel production and economic activity even when those activities collide with some environmental safeguards.

 

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Donald Trump’s Incredible Cabinet of Deplorable Takes ShapeClick here to read

Rolling Stone Article: Meet President Trump’s Cabinet of HorrorsClick here to read

TRUMP is America’s Enemy, not the Media

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Robert Reich explains Authoritarianism and Trump’s threat to Democracy

Video description: Robert Reich explains how Donald Trump’s authoritarian approach to rule is at odds with American democracy, and the fundamental ideals upon which this country was founded. Reich views Trump’s behavior as something which is a menace to traditional American freedoms and democracy, itself.

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Trump & his administration are engaging in tactics used by Nazis

 

Fox News Shepard Smith Goes Off on Trump about his lies and calling the News Media “Fake News”

 

Trump attacks on the press out of an authoritarian playbook

Trump continues to denounce the media as “fake news” – which, as Republican Sen. John McCain says, is how dictatorships start.

 

Chuck Todd: Crazy is the normal of Donald Trump

 

Fact Checkers Prove That 91% of the Things Donald Trump Says Are False

Politicians running for president are graded by Politfact and the order runs in the way you would expect it to if you find yourself annoyed when Donald Trump is speaking. Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner, is at the bottom of the list with a sad 9% of true or mostly true statements.

 

Video title: Donald Trump lying for 13 minutes straight

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Video title: Donald Trump is a Pathological Liar (May 31, 2016 – MSNBC)

Donald Trump Destroyed as Fact Checker Reveals Trump Lies 20 to 37 Times Per Day

CNN’s Brian Stelter calls Donald Trump a “uniquely fact-challenged candidate,” which is a prelude to introducing Daniel Dale, Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star, who fact checks every single word Trump utters and tallies them up for his paper.

Reporter Daniel Dale Fact-Checked Donald Trump for 43 Days and claims Trump lies 20 to 37 times a day

All False statements involving Donald Trump

PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.

Here’s a list of false statements made by Trump as reported by PolitiFact

 

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/02/03/daniel-dales-donald-trump-fact-check-updates.html

Never in the history of the United Sates, has there been a candidate who has made so many outrageous, insulting, false statements as Donald Trump. The above video exposes Trump making 25 false statements in a single speech.

 

Trump Lies About Intelligence Report on Russia

Rachel Maddow points out that because Americans can read the declassified version of the intelligence report on Russia, we can see that Donald Trump is lying about what the report says about the effect on the election and the hacking of Republican targets.

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Around 8/12/2016 Trump said President Obama was “the founder of ISIS”. That statement is totally false. According to a former Military official, George W. Bush caused ISIS. Click here to read the article.

Bush caused ISIS by invading Iraq and his unprovoked invasion destabilized the region by taking out Saddam Hussein. If George W. Bush hadn’t invaded Iraq, there would have been no ISIS, so once again Donald Trump lied to get applause, cheers and score points with his followers who hate President Obama.

Donald Trump made a statement to NRA members that “Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the 2nd amendment”. That statement is a LIE and was clearly made to score points with NRA members and the Republican base who hates Hillary Clinton.

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TRUMP’s false statements at the Presidential Debate exposed

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Trump’s False statements During the Final Debate

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Trump’s False Claim About Stopping Ford from Moving Plant to Mexico Trump sent a tweet to his supporters and lied by taking credit for stopping a Ford plant from moving to Mexico when it wasn’t moving at all.

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Trump Won’t Release His Tax Returns

For months while Trump was running for President, he kept saying he would release his tax returns after the IRS audit which he claimed without proof, was completed. Now that he was been elected president, his senior counselor, Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday, January 22, 2017 that he’s not going to release his tax returns. So his numerous claims that he would release his tax returns is anther LIE.

 

Without evidence, Trump tells lawmakers 3 million to 5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote

Days after being sworn in, President Trump insisted to congressional leaders invited to a reception at the White House that he would have won the popular vote had it not been for millions of illegal votes, according to people familiar with the meeting.

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As of 1/24/ 17, Trump is STILL continuing to either LIE about losing the Popular Vote by 2.9 Million because he can’t accept being the loser of anything or he’s Delusional if he really believes “millions of people voted illegally”.

In either case, TRUMP IS UNFIT TO BE PRESIDENT

 

Trump falsely claims US murder rate is ‘highest’ in 47 years

The President said Tuesday that the US murder rate “is the highest it’s been in 47 years.” “I’d say that in a speech and everybody was surprised because the press doesn’t like to tell it like it is,” Trump said during a meeting with US sheriffs at the White House.

Trump falsely claims US murder rate is ‘highest’ in 47 years

 

Trump falsely claims ‘millions of people who voted illegally’ cost him popular vote

Trump won the Electoral College and thus the White House, but the Democratic nominee leads him in the popular vote by about two million ballots. “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Trump tweeted.

Trump falsely claims ‘millions of people who voted illegally’ cost him popular vote

 

Trump Orders his Press Secretary to LIE about Inauguration Crowd Size

Ted Cruz finally says what he really thinks about Donald Trump. This was perhaps the best thing Ted Cruz ever did in his entire life

Analysis | ‘That’s how dictators get started’: McCain criticizes Trump for calling media ‘the enemy’

‘That’s how dictators get started’: @SenJohnMcCain defends the free press in exclusive @MeetThePress interview pic.twitter.com/yUINj0plIU – Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) February 18, 2017 Sen. John McCain spoke out Saturday in defense of the free press after President Trump lashed out against the news media several times over the past week, at one point declaring it ” the enemy of the American People!

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The Theft of the Presidency and the United States Supreme Court Started with the 2000 Election

The Jeb Bush Administration Rigged the 2000 election by illegally purging thousands of Black voters off the voter rolls. This illegal voter purge allowed George W. Bush to be illegitimately installed as President by 537 votes.

Al Gore received a 543,895 Vote Majority over George W. Bush. If there were a REAL Democracy in the United States, Al Gore would have been President and the Supreme Court would have & should have been Liberal because Bush appointed 2 Justices.

Here’s the details…

Jeb Bush was the Republican Governor of the State of Florida and brother of the Republican Presidential candidate George W. Bush.

Republican Secretary of State, Katherine Harris was also co-chair of Bush’s 2000 Presidential Florida campaign, clearly a conflict of interest in conducting a fair and impartial election.

Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris promised to “Deliver Florida” to George W. Bush

Secretary of State, Katherine Harris and Governor Jeb Bush had the motive and the means to make sure Florida’s decisive electoral votes were “delivered” to George W. Bush.

They accomplished this by illegally purging thousands of black voters off of the Florida voter rolls, ensuring an unfair advantage to George W. Bush, as shown in the above video.

Antonin Scalia and his conservative majority of 5 “justices” subverted democracy & engaged in partisan politics by stopping the 2000 election vote count. The above video explains the shocking details.

This caused George W. Bush to be installed as President. At the time the votes were stopped by the Supreme Court, there were only 154 votes separating Al Gore from George W. Bush.

If Gore had been president, we would have had a Liberal Supreme Court because Bush appointed 2 justices.

It was therefore Jeb Bush’s illegal voter purge and Antonin Scalia who subverted Democracy by not allowing the votes to be counted that caused the installation of George W. Bush and the US to have a conservative majority in the Supreme Court.

Also to blame was the Out-dated, UN-Democratic Electoral College which allowed the George W. Bush to be awarded the Presidency when he lost the popular vote by 543,895 votes.

This is NOT democracy… it’s is the type of rigged government you find in Dictator Banana Republics.

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REPUBLICANS MADE AN AGREEMENT TO BLOCK PRESIDENT OBAMA ON EVERYTHING

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When President Obama was elected President in 2008, Republicans made an agreement to Block Obama on EVERYTHING. That obstruction continued throughout Obama’s Presidency and included Republican’s Blocking Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee, Merrick Garland.

Republicans proved they didn’t give a Damn about Democracy or the Millions of Americans who voted for President Obama by blocking him on everything and by blocking his Supreme Court Nominee.

Republicans failed to put their Country and Citizens first and proved all they cared about was Politics and Maintaining Power.

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THE 2016 ELECTION WAS ALSO STOLEN FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Hillary Clinton received over a 2.8 Million Vote MAJORITY over Trump, yet Trump was awarded the Presidency.

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ELECTIONS RIGGED BY GERRYMANDERING

Republicans has also shown they don’t give a Dam about Democracy or the Will of the People by Gerrymandering Districts all over the US so they can’t be voted out of office. Gerrymandering is Election Rigging.

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Republicans injected $30 million, much of it from dark money contributions into state races in 2010, often targeting vulnerable blue state Democrats in races that wouldn’t otherwise draw a lot of national funding. The plan was called REDMAP (full story here).

THESE EVENTS & ACTIONS PROVE THERE IS NO REAL DEMOCRACY IN THE UNITED STATES

Republicans Disrespected the Will of the People by Blocking and refusing to even consider President Obama’s Supreme Court Pick.

As you can see, our Government is a mess. It has allowed the losers of the popular vote to be declared the winner twice in the past 16 years. Republicans has no motivation to make any changes because they are benefiting from how screwed up our Government is.

There will be no REAL Democracy in the United States until the Electoral College is abolished and Gerrymandering is made illegal. Democrats need to stand up and fight for Democracy.

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Considering how Republicans has managed to steal two Elections and two seats on the Supreme Court, Democrats should do everything possible to block Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee, unless a compromise is reached making the Nominee, Merrick Garland. Because Mitch McConnell & Republicans stole his seat.

Video title: Democrats Forcing G.O.P. to Deal with Confirmation System They Broke