Make no mistake. Bannon and LaPierre run this country. Trump is just a puppet who craves adulation—and that makes him all the more dangerous. When congressional Republicans voted to allow the mentally ill access to firearms, it confirmed they have sold their souls to the NRA. And now the NRA isn’t just content to wage war against the phantom threat to the Second Amendment. With Bannon’s...
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The unholy trinity of Trump, Bannon and LaPierre are a threat to America | Opinion

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If Steve Bannon, the president’s chief strategist, is one ideological pillar of the Trump White House, Peter Thiel, operating from outside the administration, is the other.
Many of his employees have taken to calling him “the shadow president.”

Donald Trump's 'shadow president' in Silicon Valley

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Expect a flood of fake job announcements. Bad news will be dismissed as globalist propaganda.

Trump has a knack of sounding off against the elite while lining their pockets. The rule with Trump is to watch what he does, not what he says. They are often two different things.

Donald Trump is creating a field day for the one per cent

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That right there. That's what it looks like when you take the weight of the world off the shoulders of a good man.
Keep your eye on the ball. Because the stakes are very high for all involved. Including those being effected by this regime and those complicit in the cover-up. (K. Villand)

The story of the week is Trump, Russia and the FBI. The rest is a distraction

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There is a big difference between not yet having accomplished something and a straight up lie. Trump lies.

Trump broke 64 promises in his first month in office

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For whatever it is worth Perez has selected Ellison as his Deputy Chairman to the DNC.

AP Wire News - SouthCoastToday.com - New Bedford, MA

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I predict a comeback for the truth. To the degree that certain solutions are created not based on facts, I believe these won’t be as successful as those that are based on facts. Democracy is a self-correcting thing. (Bill Gates)

Buffett and Gates: America Is Already Great, Thanks to Immigrants

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Good work, friends!
At least 1,250 advertisers no longer wish to be associated with Breitbart.
The campaign putting pressure on advertisers to boycott Breitbart was “reaching fever pitch”.

Breitbart 'loses advertising deals with 1,250 companies'

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Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said that Republicans in Congress have begun to take the Russian accusations more seriously.

"I think it's all converging to a point where people are collectively holding their breath and we will see what is the next shoe to drop," Whitehouse said. "My personal observation is that there is very little goodwill for [Trump] with Republicans in the Senate."

Top Democratic senator on Russia investigation: 'This may very well be the most important thing I do in my public life'

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Now here is something to get behind on a Sunday morning... Draft Alec Baldwin to play Trump for the White House Correspondence Dinner!

President Trump will not attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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The 55-year-old Perez, the first Latino chair of the party, will now inherit the most thankless job in politics—rebuilding a party that is at its lowest point since the 1920s.

The DNC chair race is over. Now comes the real battle.

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There are good political reasons for Issa to distance himself from Trump. But his remarks were the first sign that House Republicans might end up facing pressure from within their caucus to open investigations into the alleged ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

A House Republican now wants a special prosecutor on the Trump-Russia scandals

vox.com
The White House Correspondents Dinner should be held with Alec Baldwin as POTUS.

President Trump to skip White House correspondents' dinner - BBC News

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What lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election—and what lies ahead?

Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War

newyorker.com
It's clear that Russia meddled in the election, but investigating the executive branch isn't cut-and-dry.

2 Ways Congress Could Take Down The President

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"The biggest threat to informing the public in Russia is not censorship, state pressure or fake news: it’s the chaff constantly thrown out to keep the media distracted. There are politicians in Russia that throughout their decades-long careers have done nothing but make statements aimed at raising outrage or suggesting deliberately absurd bills, with the sole reason of staying in the...
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I’ve reported on Putin – here are my tips for journalists dealing with Trump | Alexey Kovalev

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Trump’s new national security adviser appears to have a strikingly different view from many in the administration about the link between terrorists and their religion.

Trump’s National Security Adviser Calls on Staff to Avoid Phrase “Radical Islamic Terrorism”

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