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Mexico Agrees to Pay for Trump’s Psychiatric Care

MEXICO CITY (The Borowitz Report)—Hoping to resolve the seemingly intractable conflict over immigration, Mexico surprised the world on Thursday by agreeing to pay for Donald J. Trump’s psychiatric care.<p>Speaking to reporters, the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, said that he had authorized …

"No Upside" for Trump as New Poll Shows US Majority Think President "Unfit to Serve"

A new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday shows that a majority of Americans believe Donald Trump is "unfit to serve" as commander-in-chief and head …

Neck-deep in Russkies

<b>Donald Trump Jr.; Jared Kushner; Paul Manafort (AP/Darron Cummings/Susan Walsh/Matt Rourke)</b><p>When was the last time you had a translator at a campaign meeting?<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>July 22, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Something tells me there are a lot of Salon readers out there who have worked on political …

Trump pushes his 'complete power' to pardon

His claim about the broad scope of his pardoning power is unfounded — many legal experts say it’s far from a settled question.<p>President Donald Trump touted U.S. military strength at the world’s largest naval base Saturday, but clouded his own message with a series of early-morning tweets about the …

The fallacy at the heart of the defense of Trump's tweeting

<b>(CNN) —</b> On "Good Morning America" Friday, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway repeatedly insisted that President Trump can and should keep tweeting despite the massive negative blowback from two tweets he sent Thursday attacking Mika Brzezinski's looks and intelligence.<p>"I like the fact …

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‘Morning Joe’ Hosts and Trump Bring National Enquirer Into Their Feud

President Trump remained embroiled in a rumpus with two cable talk-show hosts on Friday, a surreal dispute featuring allegations of extortion, dueling tweets and low-rent insults that has little precedent in recent political history.<p>With major policy battles over health care and taxation looming, …

Comey prepped responses ahead of Trump discussions

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ahead of discussions with President Donald Trump, Former FBI Director James Comey prepped with his team on ways to respond to anticipated questions so that he would not come across as confrontational during the ongoing Russia probe, according to an official close to Comey.<p>"He wanted to make …

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Vulnerable Republicans flee from Trump

Centrist House members are starting to seek daylight from the president and his Russia-related scandals.<p>House Republicans facing tough reelection bids are running for cover from Donald Trump — an early sign that they believe the president’s deepening scandals could cost them their seats and even …

First installment on the butcher’s bill: Donald Trump’s supporters will be made to pay

<b>(Reuters/Mike Segar)</b><p>A month in, the bill keeps adding up: Trump voters backed an unqualified demagogue, and the price will be painful<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>February 24, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>Donald Trump won the White House by promising his white voters that they would soon be able to put their feet on the …

Trump’s entire campaign was a bait-and-switch: Washington’s a mess, and it’s all the president’s fault

Trump’s showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory<p>Donald Trump sold himself to voters as a successful businessman who knew how to get things done, a no-nonsense manager who’d whip the government into shape.<p>But he’s showing himself to be …

Environmentalists warn of bumblebee's extinction after Trump halts regulations

Order for 60-day pause on regulations not yet implemented includes protection for endangered rusty patched bumblebee, which experts say is near extinction<p>Donald Trump has been accused of targeting Muslims, media outlets and even department stores in his first month in the White House. Now, the US …

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Donald Trump’s coming police state: We have a president who wants unlimited power and won’t respect the rule of law

He wasn’t kidding about being the “law and order” president. What that will mean looks more chilling every day<p>It would appear that some of the folks who were hoping that Donald Trump was actually an isolationist "jobs" president, rather than the authoritarian white nationalist with imperial …

Donald Trump using Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' playbook, says world expert on Nazi leader

A leading expert on the Nazi party has said there are similarities between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler.<p>Both men "bluffed" their way into power, …

Trump is gaslighting us — again! — with his silly terrorist attacks list, but journalists can fight back

<b>Kellyanne Conway; Donald Trump (Getty/Mark Wilson/Michael Reynolds/Salon)</b><p>Donald Trump and Kellyanne Conway made up attacks that didn’t happen; now they want to change the subject<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>February 8, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>Most people who have been in abusive relationships have endured the …

The Coretta Scott King letter Elizabeth Warren was trying to read

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1986, Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote a letter to Sen. Strom Thurmond criticizing Jeff Sessions, who was then a nominee to be a federal judge.<p>On Tuesday night, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren attempted to read part of the letter on the Senate floor. …

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The US Congress is already falling in line with Trump’s radical agenda

Public opposition to Betsy DeVos’ nomination as US secretary of education was so strong and well-organized that the Congressional telephone switchboard had its busiest day in history ahead of her confirmation vote, and senators’ mailboxes (and offices) were flooded with the messages from voters …

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Donald Trump and China on dangerous collision course, say experts

Report says ties between the two nuclear-armed countries could deteriorate into an economic or military confrontation<p>A highly combustible cocktail of Donald Trump’s volatility and Xi Jinping’s increasingly aggressive and autocratic rule threatens to plunge already precarious US-China relations into …

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Trump's Attacks on the Media Undermine His Credibility

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Trump’s media attack undermines his credibility</b><p>Let's recount what happened Monday. First, the president of the United States, in front of U.S. military …

'Jews belong in the oven' and Nazi swastikas daubed all over New York train network

Vandals penned sickening messages across Manhattan train service.<p>Commuters used hand sanitisers to scrub antisemitic words off surfaces.<p>Fellow …

The end of the world as we know it: The Donald Trump White House is set to destroy decades of U.S. foreign policy

In less than 2 weeks, Trump has unraveled decades of diplomacy, weakened alliances and made us all less safe<p>When Stephen Colbert decided to close out 2016 on “The Late Show” with a rendition of R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World As We Know It,” it was already getting hard to find much irony in the …

Trump loses backbone on drug prices. Is there a pill for that?

Amid all the kerfuffle in the last week over immigration, the Supreme Court, Iran and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s TV ratings, too little attention was paid to an extraordinary meeting at the White House at which President Trump reneged on a campaign promise and sold out millions of “forgotten” …

Trump wants less scrutiny on violent white supremacists

Instead, the exclusive focus of a Homeland Security program would be Islamic extremism.<p>Three days after a white nationalist with an affinity for …

Trump is already showing signs of major disrespect toward the U.S. military

Military values don’t count much in the calculations of President Trump and his alter ego Steve Bannon<p>“I helped get those people freed at Dulles [Airport] last night,” a Washington attorney told me outside a Washington coffee shop on Sunday morning.<br>“You helped those people get out?” a tall …

On the same day Rex Tillerson is confirmed, the House votes to kill a transparency rule for oil companies

On the same day the Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson as Donald Trump’s secretary of state, the House voted to kill a transparency rule for oil companies that Tillerson once lobbied against while CEO of Exxon Mobil.<p>So all in all, a good day for America’s largest oil and gas firm.<p>Using the little-known …

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How Worried Should Environmentalists Be About Trump?

We asked former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Here’s what’s keeping her up at night.<p>In the predawn hours on the fifth morning of the Trump administration, seven environmental activists began scaling a 300-foot-tall construction crane a few blocks northeast of the White House. Reaching the top, …

From “All Lives Matter” to Donald Trump’s white nationalism: The politics of fake empathy

How “All Lives Matter” and Trump’s Holocaust “mistake” feed off the old links between racism and anti-Semitism<p>False empathy is often used to mask bigotry, prejudice and racism.<p>Established in 2005, International Holocaust Remembrance Day was created by the United Nations "to serve as a date for …

Donald Trump's Plot Against America

Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, (left), with R. Douglas Stuart, Jr., national director, when the flyer enrolled in Chicago as a member of the America …

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Steve Bannon in 2016: legal immigration is the real “problem"

President Donald Trump’s sweeping visa and refugee ban is likely only the beginning.<p>Already he has signed a variation of a “Muslim ban” — and has suggested expanding it. He has pushed forward on the southern border wall, regardless of Mexico’s refusal to pay for it. And he is reportedly considering …

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