Posted in Democracy News Race for the White House 2020

120+ Retired US Generals and Admirals pen ‘disturbing’ letter parroting Trump election lies

“This should bust the myth that generals automatically deserve our respect,” said Joe Cirincione of the Quincy Institute. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, May 12, 2021   More than 120 retired U.S. generals and admirals…

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Posted in Accountability Democracy News Race for the White House 2020

John Dean: Insurrectionist Senators are Co-conspirators and should not sit in judgment of Trump

AOC: “Sen. Hawley is trying to wiggle out of inciting a riot that killed 5” by Common Dreams staff On Friday evening Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial…

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Posted in Columns Race for the White House 2020 Wade Rathke

In like a lion, out like a lamb

by Wade Rathke January 21, 2021 New Orleans   It’s January, not March, but watching the Trump exit from Washington still summons the old “in like a lion, out like a lamb.” He said he would…

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WATCH: New Radicals perform ‘You Get What You Give’ in Biden’s virtual inaugural parade

In honor of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, the band New Radicals performed their song “You Get What You Give” as written messages from people across the country flashed onscreen. Gregg Alexander, the former band’s lead singer,…

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Posted in News Politics Race for the White House 2020

Hello Joe, ByeDon. ‘He’s Gone’: Celebrations as Trump —Worst and Most Dangerous President in American History— Departs White House.

—”Goodbye and good riddance Donald Trump. See you at your trial,” said Sen. Ed Markey. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Donald Trump is still technically president, but Americans on social media and…

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Posted in Coronavirus News Race for the White House 2020

Nearly 4,000 Americans died from Covid-19 on Wednesday as Trump incited anti-democratic insurrection

“Trump completely abdicating all responsibility for federal Covid response is not even on the radar today.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Thursday, January 7, 2021 Public Citizen president Robert Weissman called Wednesday a “dark, dark day…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

Police opened the gates to allow terrorists onto grounds and up the Capitol steps — video

A video posted to the internet yesterday via twitter appears to show that the Capitol Police intentionally opened the gates allowing the mob of white supremacist mob into the building. Then with smiles on their faces took…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

In pictures: Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol Building

“They’re in the chamber. One is up on the dais yelling ‘Trump won that election!’ This is insane.” by Common Dreams staff Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Photojournalists and social media users witnessing the events inside the…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

Just before facist mob storms Capitol lie-spewing Trump pleads for election do-over at DC rally

The lame-duck president’s unhinged speech came as members of Congress met to officially certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, January 6, 2021 As members of Congress met on Capitol Hill Wednesday…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

‘Arrest the President’: Accountability demanded after fascist mob incited by Trump storms Capitol building — one dead

Capitol Police confirmed a woman died after being fired on in the Capitol during the riot. “He shouldn’t just be impeached or removed from office. He should be in jail.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday,…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

US Senate in lockdown after pro-Trump supporters storm US Capitol – updated

‘Really Terrifying Stuff’ “I’ve been reporting from the capitol for 11 years, nearly every working day. Never seen it like this.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 1-pm MST This is a developing…

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DC braces for Trump-endorsed anti-democracy rally on Wednesday

‘Violence Is Being Incited’ As the nation’s capitol prepares for what Mayor Muriel Bowser called “a serious threat to our democracy,” Police Chief Robert Contee said “bringing firearms into our city… will not be tolerated.” by…

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Members of Congress demand prosecution of Trump for election tampering

‘Open-and-Shut Federal (and State) Crime’ “We must hold him fully accountable, even after he leaves office. There must be justice.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, January 4, 2021 Democratic members of Congress late Sunday joined…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Voter suppression

Trump accused of ‘criminal extortion’ after asking Georgia officials to ‘find’ 11,000 votes for him

“Knowing what Trump has said in leaked phone calls, just imagine what he’s said in calls that weren’t.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Sunday, January 3, 2021 President Donald J. Trump speaks on the phone as…

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Posted in Election Tampering News Race for the White House 2020

Trump calls Ga Governor and demands Dem vote be tossed. – Audio clip

‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’ by Meteor Staff from reports Sunday, January 3, 2021, 12:31 pm  MST In a recording of Trump’s call to Georgia’s governor yesterday, President Trump urged fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger,…

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Posted in Analysis Election Tampering Race for the White House 2020

Trump floated Michael Flynn’s “Martial Law” suggestion during White House meeting

“A week ago 126 of my Republican colleagues violated the Constitution by supporting Trump’s attempt to steal the election. How many support Trump’s discussion of military dictatorship?” asked Rep. Bill Pascrell. by Jake Johnson, staff writer…

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Posted in Analysis Politics Race for the White House 2020 Voter suppression

From ‘Alternative Facts’ to ‘Alternate Electors’: Stephen Miller pushes absurd new strategy in face of Trump loss

“They’re actively attempting a coup. It’s extremely stupid. But that is what it is and it’s beyond troubling.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Monday, December 14, 2020 As we speak, today, an alternate slate of electors…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

Due to ‘Credible Threats of Violence,’ Michigan Capitol shuttered as Electoral College meets to confirm Biden victory

“It is a sad fact that the shameful actions by certain Republicans to smear our democratic institutions and deny the clear will of the voters has undeniably created this dangerous, hostile atmosphere.” by Kenny Stancil, staff…

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Posted in Democracy Opinion Race for the White House 2020

What Trump’s doing Is crazy and dangerous—and it ain’t over yet

Opinion Trump still threatens us, and discussing the election in the past tense is stupid. by Jeffrey C. Isaac Friday, December 11, 2020 Ever since November 7, when the election was more or less authoritatively “called”…

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You’re Fired!

A compendium of post-firing news articles and opinion pieces   You’re Fired! Hello Joe, ByeDon. ‘He’s Gone’: Celebrations as Trump —Worst and Most Dangerous President in American History— Departs White House. Donald Trump is still technically…

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BLOOMIE AND TRUMP

BLOOMIE AND TRUMP A bipartisan effort. By Khalil Bendib | February 26, 2020

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Posted in Columns Race for the White House 2020 Wade Rathke

Election results stand, but not for lack of trying

by Wade Rathke December 8, 2020 New Orleans   In this time of radical polarization in American politics, I want to make sure there is a clear footnote to the Trump shenanigans that gives some praise…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Politics Race for the White House 2020

Trump demands names of 27 congressional Republicans who acknowledged Biden’s victory

Two right-wing lawmakers insist Trump won the election, while 220 GOP members of the House and Senate—roughly 88 percent of congressional Republicans—refuse to say either way. “Send me a list,” Trump tweeted, “of the RINOs” who…

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Posted in Analysis Community organizing Elections Politics Race for the White House 2020

Years of grassroots organizing forged Biden’s Georgia win

Atlanta, often called the “cradle of the civil rights movement,” was the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and made up much of the congressional district represented by the late John Lewis. The story behind how…

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