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It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! If you knew it was the day Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter visit David Waldman for KITM, you’d be half-right. Greg couldn’t make it, as he is attending some fascinating procedural meetings having to do with his “job”, but he still rounded-up some punditry for us all. 

Apparently today is also Take Your Assault Rifle to Church Day, a religious holiday important enough to close local schools. God bless the guns, but the bullets can go to hell, because everyone knows they’re dangerous.

If Ben Carson was looking to have his budget blown, he came to the wrong woman. Still, she was demoted, unaware that “$5,000 will not even buy a decent chair”. Ben has specific tastes, and that might limit his approved vendors. Next time Ben should check with the boss, he knows a place to shop.

David continues to explore the nexus of collusion between Russia and Trump’s digital election campaign. It turns out that saying provocative and outrageous statements captures peoples attention, makes distributors money and elects presidents. Paul Fuxjäger gives a… well, he cares enough and knows enough about the mechanisms behind this to warn us that our common values and democratic institutions are in danger.

Who will help Republicans out of the mess they made with the tax law? Anyone? Also, no one wants to help them throw away controls on banks. Trump’s social security budget offers more work, less staff and longer waits.

Maybe this time will be different for gun control.

Bone spurs or not, Donald Trump might be galvanized into rushing into save the Trump Hotel in Panama, or to join the celebration.

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David Waldman didn’t know where to go with today’s KITM. Armando called in, and as it turns out they went just about everywhere:

Want a bigger tax refund next year? Have you considered lurking around schools with a gun?  Already many positions are filling up! If you can’t make it that day, just drop your gun off and someone else can take over outside. Trump wouldn’t even need a gun if trouble happens. Georgia figures Delta’s withholding of perks for NRA members is a step upon the slippery slope towards separate water fountains.

Armando and David discuss the Supreme Court denying the Trump challenging of DACA, a reprieve for many for now. So many, so much emoluments! Why, a responsible congress would...

Facebook charged the 2016 Clinton campaign 200 times as much as the Trump campaign for ads.  Facebook knows that provocative content will drive more attention, and money to them. Of course that is how Donald Trump plans to win again in 2020, and that is why Brad Parscale will run his re-election campaign.

Students for Trump don’t have to reveal who’s bankrolling their group, ‘cause they’re students for Trump, duh!

Special correspondent Mark Hogue goes all ESTJy and records a critique of over-reliance on the Myers-Briggs test.

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The Olympics are over, CPAC is over, but KITM will never end. (Donate!David Waldman brings us into the new week:

Displaying the poise and bearing only the finest billionaire daughters could hope to achieve, Ivanka Trump represented the United States in South Korea, but not the US president. Donald Trump wants a former lackey to be a future lackey

Greg Dworkin rounds up the tough polling and tough politics for Trump. Rick Gates is singing like a canary, and Paul Manafort won’t like that tune. Jonathan Turley might be persuaded of Trump’s guilt once a judge passes sentence on him, but until then remains unconvinced. Greg suggests those S-heads that don’t see enough evidence team with the Ns that know where to look.

Chaos in the Utah Gop! David and Greg try to figure it out, and figure out what that could possibly mean for anyone else.

Trump’s approval is polling at the lowest point so far with non-deplorable people. The rest just don’t care, although many of them will actually answer surveys on landlines. We are uniting around tougher gun laws. Thanks Trump! Now we need to get him interested in getting people health insurance.

Police were dispatched to a possible church shooting, and took out the good guy with the gun. Guns keep showing up in UT-Austin toilet stalls, David does not see an anomaly. He has seen it happen many times before. How did Australia get it so right?

The House Russia investigation doesn’t see any reason to research Trump’s Deutsche Bank ties, could it be that both Trump and Putin know a little German? Trump’s Russia accomplices are the Republican House and Senate.

KITM corespondent Steve Sittig tells us why a high school would be named after Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

 

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Today, David Waldman makes the case for more guns, at least more guns as a topic of discussion. If we only could keep them in our debates and off the street...

The good guy with a gun at Parkland had a gun and didn’t go in, although he probably still has his gun and might need it taken away. Trump thinks the guy might have heel spurs, but maybe the guy was just being pragmatic, and biding his time until he was issued matching firepower. Utah’s been down this road before. In fact, plenty of states are already stuck down this road. What’s one more multi-task to ask of our teachers?

The Trump Hotel paid millions in fines for unpaid work, right after the inauguration. Now, the money flows there very well. Following the money keeps leading Robert Mueller to Jared Kushner, but soon to make guest appearances: Michael Jackson, Rob Lowe, Charlie Rose, and many more!

Native Americans finally get a small break when a scammer Trump was going to hire gets caught before he could start.

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Is it too soon to talk about gun control? Why no, it seems to be the very time to talk about gun control. So who to turn to but David Waldmanour go-to for gun un-awesomeness? Greg Dworkin, our go-to for just about everything helps round-up the latest on the issue:

U.S. support for gun control is at its highest ever, so after making sure he had the best chair in the room, and sociopath camouflage in tiny hand, Donald Trump “listened” to people talk about gun control, eventually blowing it by opening his mouth. Greg advocates shutting up and listening. Today Trump says whatever he said was fake news, but that he really means it.

Was yesterday the day Marco Rubio finally became president? Marco did propose one welcome solution. Call them what you will, but get rid of them.

Whomever takes the time to listen will learn a lot. Therefore, you know that some would like you to quit listening. The NRA likes their lackeys toeing the line.

Set aside how stupid it is for a minute. How much would arming teachers cost? David finds it impossible to set aside how stupid it is. Of course, once they’re armed who is going to take their guns away? Don’t worry, the NRA will take care of it all for us.

Milo Yiannopoulos is going away but don’t worry, he’ll remain our clown for some time to come.

Sure, Melania Trump's parents are “chain migrants”, but the lucky kind that gets in ahead of the ban.

The Electoral College’s constitutionality is being challenged, better late than never.

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It’s Wednesday, and you can expect Joan McCarter to call in and lend a hand to KITM. You know Greg Dworkin will come through, and you can rely on Armando will pitch in any time he’s needed…

How about you? Yes, you over there. Want to help? You don’t have to send money, although you can. You don’t have to record a 3-5 minute segment for David Waldman to play on the air, although you could. Really, all you have to do is play this show on your phone with the RadioPublic app!  It’s just that easy! OK, we hear it’s not so easy, but they’ll get their act together and you’ll get used to it.

Times are changing. Greg assures us the kids are alright. This generation is coming up and isn’t taking the old BS. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of old BS waiting for them, or a lot of old BSers. It is just that they have been reading how to handle this BS since they learned how to read, and are prepared for it. Even now, voters trust Democrats to handle gun violence. In fact, voters trust Democrats to handle government. The Supreme Court sidesteps the gun debate for now. Is standing alongside the sidewalk to gun stores holding big posters of shot bodies a technique we really want to adopt? Right now support for gun control is at its highest ever.

Meanwhile the President is crazy and John Kelly wasn’t the sane one.

David and Joan agree that Clarence Thomas might be a nice starter impeachment to get our toes wet before diving right in. Joan applauds the very applaudable Daily Kos Election team, who in turn applauds Linda Belcher’s 86 point election swing in Kentucky. There is no reason for anything other than a clean Dream Act.

 

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David Waldman brings us more of everything today, including more cowbell! (Another fine KITM branding opportunity missed.)

Should partisans support nonpartisan solutions to gerrymandering? Should we give them a taste of their own medicine? Why not step back and show respect before we ask anything in return from Republicans? We all know the answer to that question.

If Trump and his Congress cared what most Americans thought, this would be fixed by now, but right now in front of the High School named after Journalist/activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas, survivors stand up and march, and are making a difference. Time to fight gun fantasies, again.

Trolls troll. It’s what they do, but if it was easy to track or stop them they wouldn’t be too good of trolls would they? White nationalists and Twitter bots fueled the war against Al Franken, but did they “take him down”? Maybe, or maybe loose reporting aids the trolls.

The guy on the Trump dating site has a child sex conviction, of course. How much projection can we standIt’s time to reexamine the evidence on Clarence Thomas, and to talk impeachment.

Robert Mueller nabs another one, today Attorney Alex Van Der Zwaan goes down.

Listen to us on the RadioPublic app. It might help us keep track of listeners, it might help us make money, it can’t hurt!

 
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It’s Presidents’ Day, a day to become... highly reflective… and while we’re at it, let’s look into how this “president” got here, and why he’s still here. The Angry and McMuffin-laden Dotard lashed out in an angry and error-laden tweetstorm over the weekend, and David Waldman, Greg Dworkin and Armando help us figure out the world that has allowed this to happen.

Russia wanted Trump to win, or at least the US to loseCollusion - conspiracy, treasonous - traitorous, let’s call the whole thing off? No, because what is incontrovertible is Donald Trump’s illegitimacy, we are just working out the details. The media isn’t so sure yet, but If Trump took the time to blurt out hints on every scheme he has his little fingers in, he wouldn’t have time to golf.

Institutions can’t save America from Trump, and neither can a defeatist attitude. But it is not fatalism to acknowledge that Democrats and Republicans are not mirror images, Republicans can get the vote if their supporters believe their heart remains in the same basically deplorable place. Will the kids get us out of our messes? Don’t bet against them.

On the other hand, Russian trolls and entrenched beliefs will remain hardy. Nothing in the Constitution prevents sensible gun rules, but plenty of lawmakers will.

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Did somebody say treasonous? I mean, yeah, I guess, why notDavid Waldman focuses on the T words today: Trump, Traitor, Treason. How far did Donald go? How far do we need to go?

Mitt Romney vows to bring the values of… (opens link)… “Utah” to Washington. Is Mitt the best Republican we can hope for? If he has any values at all, he’ll be one of the good ones. The latest mass murderer of school children (so far today) was a MAGA White Supremacist, and he helped them keep their death toll high this week. The FBI has a hard time keeping up with all of them.

Speaking of Infrastructure Week, an ex-playmate hails the disciplined organization, planning and implementation of Team Trump.

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Yes, this is what we are talking about today. David Waldman, Greg Dworkin, you and I really hate to talk abut all of this, but we still need to. Everyone knows what the problem is. Everyone knew what the problem was this time too. But, Rick Scott still has to figure this out. Mike Rogers has to prioritize. Pam Bondi pulls out the T-shirt cannon. Of course Marco Rubio has to pray on it. Let’s pray for this guy, let’s pray for these people. It is time to take a look in the mirror. It is time to take action. The place to fight this is in the voting booth.

This happens over and over again. Greg brings us lessons from Newtown. This is our Moloch.

Donald Trump will do a bad job of consoling, because it conflicts with his job as fear monger. Trump in fact has signed one gun measure... to applause.

It’s hard to good-guy-with-a-gun when you are being shot through walls, and other bodies.

So, is this all a distraction from the pressing issues of today? Well no, but you might prefer to think of something else for a while:

Trump’s gang doesn’t have security clearancesThey don’t need no stinking security clearances.  You can find someone else if you want security clearances. Meanwhile, Jared Kushner still needs some money, and might be caring less about where he’s getting it. Does it matter who gets John Kelly’s job? Does it matter who is friends with Nazis?

What is the problem with having people that resent and disparage you, pick out what you eat? Well, a few things.

The VA chief of staff had taxpayers pay for his wife’s European trip… or did he? Scott Pruitt is on track to achieve an authoritarian regime ahead of his boss.

Oh, and it’s Day 4 of Infrastructure Week.

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This Valentine’s Day, Why not show your loved ones you really care, with a gift of Kagro in the Morning? Some would budget out a month or two of income, but we understand if you want to start out “small”...

Today, KITM presents you with a bouquet of talent: David Waldman, Greg Dworkin, Armando and Joan McCarter:

The ultimate wingman, Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to Stormy Daniels but was too much of a gentleman to get into details. Armando suggests we look back to John Edwards’ romantic history.

Corruption and incompetence remain an inseparable couple in the White House. John Kelly is “a big fat liar” say the White House staff, but they can’t guarantee that they speak the truth either. No one will play nice when their boss doesn’t want them to. We now know what they knew, but when did they know it?  Donald is set to sign a sex assault bill today in case there is anyone left in the world that missed the irony.

The White House security clearance process is broken, which is OK by Jared, he needs the money.

David and Greg pore over the numbers to determine if Trump alone will carry us to victory or if we still need to do something. First thing to do in 2019: fix ICE.  Right now we need to fix DACA. Just don’t call it “the Hastert Rule”. The Republicans turn the Senate immigration debate into a campaign rally. Mitch McConnell puts his thumb on the scale, while Democrats need to stand tough, and stick to an up or down vote. Here’s how Idaho is trying to get around Obamacare.

If it can happen in Israel, could it happen here? It happened in Israel, and it is happening here.

In case you forgot, Donald Trump never stopped violating the emoluments clause, Donald hides his money in plain sight. Trump never forgets ABCAlways Be Closing.

Trump finds the cheapest way to get his name on a couple miles of highway.

We know who will paint the next presidential portrait.

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One more shopping day before Valentines Day! You should be thinking of that unique gift for your SO, but instead you’re listening to KITM’s discussion of gay cake, canned goods and fruit of the poisonous tree. That’s OK, nobody loves a dummy.

David Waldman brings us Day Two of Infrastructure Week! That doesn’t really exist, so we now move on to the Trump Budget, which should never really exist. Still, the proposed budget does reveal that resentment, fear, and authoritarianism do endure. The Trump administration never liked what you were buying in line ahead of them, so they are fixing that by stepping in front of you. They are buying you a gourmet gift box, but containing what they think you deserve. They have it completely figured out—the plan is to be carried out just like Puerto Rico, for every state, every day, all year long, by hiring that one woman in Atlanta, who would also decorate your living roompick out your dress, record your next hit, and Uber your thirst.

The media was just wandering away from the Rob Porter story to cover Infrastructure Week, and now look what happened. Armando goes over the new homina homina homina coming out of the White House today. “The fruit of the poisonous tree” won’t change anything in the Russia investigation unless it is administered by a foreign agent. Julian Assange is in too much trouble for one judge to rectify. All of this segues into a discussion of a Good Guy With A Gun that no longer has a body without a bullet hole.

Here’s the truth on Devin Nunes, and Rob Porter.

Rachel from the Irreverent Testimony podcast lives right down the road from that anti-gay cake artist you’ve been hearing about, and brings us the latest on Colorado civil rights.

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Palace intrigue roils a mighty empire, and David Waldman can’t get enough of it. But first, back to our soap opera:

Donald takes the fire and fury truck around for another infrastructure lap, but you know he prefers demolition.

Is Mike Pence against North Korea? Unity? Good will? Mutual understanding? Fair play? Peace? Standing up? America? Armando calls in to talk about how North Korea is running rings around us.

KITM’s esteemed poet laureate (Get a shot!) Greg Dworkin declares that Donald Trump isn’t very good at presidenting, and he has evidence to back himself up.

Donald Trump became president of the United States of Men today. You’ve come a long way buddy. Donald wants you to know that he secretly hates the abuse of women, because somehow that’s better? What did John Kelly see in Rob Porter? Rob Porter Is a national security scandal, too. A second wife beater is tossed to the curb. She didn’t come forward because she was jealous, she came forward because she was abused. Accountability is coming for the White House.

Once the Democratic rebuttal is released (The White House demands they first redact that “ic” from the title of their organization.) Devin Nunes has 5 more baking in the crazy oven. How did Nunes become such a loon? This time, the cover-up won’t be worse than the crime. Hope Hicks… it’s always the quiet one.

Scott Pruitt might be behaving a bit gauche for the Donald’s tastes.

The guy paid to chase Donald Trump’s ethics has either the hardest or easiest job in Washington. Remember that lie about the border agent’s death? It might take a while to get updates from some on that story.

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Food metaphors are usually Justice Putnam’s thing, but actually today’s KITM does seem kind of Smörgåsbordy. David Waldman serves up the Friday news-feast:

Rand Paul had his usual Rand Paul snit last night, but people paid attention when his snit shut down government for a little while. David looks into what really happened last night, and what Trump really signed off on.

The White House knew exactly what was going on with Rob Porter, but are trying to get out of that loop as fast as they can. Mike Pence can assure you he already knows the least of anybody. Mike has to put in a lot of effort to stay less informed than Donald. Becoming informed is just not Dotard J. Trump’s “style of learning.” It is said that the president prefers to ask “edge” questions, in a rambunctious back-and-forth, all aimed at making sure he’s being delivered the truth as best his staff understand it.

David takes a peek into Kellyanne Conway’s opioid cabinet and finds it empty. Trump's Ethics Office has an unethical legal defense fund to fund the legal defense of unethical friends and family.

In Russia news, Oleg Deripaska hates Russia news. David reminds us that the Russian who fixed the winter olympics had a link to Trump.

Remington is going bankrupt. Thanks Obama!

Reporting from an undisclosed location in the South Pacific, KITM contributor Darwin Darko reads  Stars and Stripes description of Trump's “marching orders” to the Pentagon.

Hey, look at this boob!

Get out and have some fun this weekend!

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Today, Rob Portman finds the sting of sudden infamy… The sudden infamy of Rob Porter. The White House hopes everyone will be that confused today, but not with David Waldman and Greg Dworkin on the case! KITM has two hours to tackle the incompetence, hubris and privilege that is behind all of this.  

Where does one start? How about with Chuck Woolery? Was Chuck on something when he picked out this particular Mayor to accuse of giving out free money? Yep. Now White House Adult John Kelly, praiser of slavery, critic of Dreamers, has applauded a wife beater, Rob Porter, and also scrambled to protect him. Kelly declared Porter as a man of “true integrity and honor,” but how did he miss those other details? Maybe because details like that aren’t important to the Trump administration, or to Republicans. What might matter to them is genetics, which is the only notable difference between MS-13 and the Alt-right. In that light, making Trump lose is not enough, and boycotting Republicans is not enough. Still, we have elections to win, and Rob Porter just might have helped.

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Why do you hate America? Soon that will be impossible, once you witness the hugest small government parade in history marching down Pennsylvania Avenue! (After our Parade Official in Chief is fitted with the proper attire.)

David Waldman takes a break from asking you for money to ask you to get RadioPublic to give us money. We appreciate their intentions, business plan and apps—try them out!

For Greg Dworkin it’s the nitwits more than the ne’er do wells that concern him. The Blue Wave is looking big, and no Republican is safe. Greg discusses the new polls, and new polling. Pre-millenials don’t need to be counted, they want elected

Some conservatives have escaped the cult of Trump, but can they stay away from filling in the “R” blanks on their ballot? If Democrats want to win, they need to remind America who’s in control

The Senate reached an actual two-year budget deal, with big relief from sequestration levels. As of 2:15 EST Trump hadn’t yet taken full credit and stated how this totally vindicates him from that collusion stuff.

Joan McCarter calls in, before rushing back out to write of the very latest happenings in DC. Nancy Pelosi is still negotiating, but it looks like the Trump shutdown will not happen. After 129 days of no funding for community health centers, congress is finally doing something. Elizabeth Warren and Maxine Waters are still committed to their congressional job of oversight. Meanwhile Ivanka Trump and Marco Rubio want to take some off your Social Security to pay for your family leave. Who is “able-bodied” anyway?

A few more not-so-shocking news developments: Special interest dollars may have paid rent in Trump Tower, the Gop’s phony Uranium One scandal was “phony”, and losing Super Bowl quarterbacks are treated differently by the press, depending on their race.

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The problem with listening to Kagro in the Morning streaming live is that when you hear David Waldman articulate something particularly astute or insightful your mind wanders. In your mind you are finally able to inform coworkers, explain politics to your mom, troll those other trolls… and then you find David has still been talking for the last 15 minutes and you missed everything he just said.

So, feel free to hit pause on today’s show when needed, and follow along on these links:

Maybe you should be hanged for treason. Or maybe Donald Trump is joking as he was about the birth certificate, the wall, pussy, etc. Funny! Trump hasn’t found a punchline to the latest stock market reports, however.

The Secretary of Defense fired his war court legal adviser and war court overseer, as advice and supervision are two things that can get you fired quick.

Armando calls in to discuss the Nunes Memo as we wait for Dotard J. Trump’s executive time to end with the release of the Democratic memo. Journalists he-said she-said Gop lies all the time. The Nunes memo doesn’t merit “neutral coverage,” but “neutral coverage” would point out that the Gop memo is nonsense. David and Armando discuss the history of the “just lie” strategy, as well as the history of FISA abuse leading up to this moment.

Pennsylvania has its own constitutional crisis, and Republicans are seeing how far they can take it.

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KITM could be referred to as the “Super Bowl of podcasts”... There are some legal problems with that, but also who wants to rekindle that whole Armando vs. Timberlake debate?

David Waldman helps us through a post Super Bowl and Nunes memo world: Some Philadelphia Eagles show they are patriots by declining a visit to the White House.

Greg Dworkin reminds us that the Super Bowl is over and it’s time to get to work.

The Nunes Memo didn’t work as a political maneuver, yet. But, that doesn’t mean Trump and friends won’t stop trying to destroy the FBI and betray the country. Some Republicans are trying to distance themselves from the memo, and some are trying to distance themselves, period. Some remain lashed ever tighter, and will sink or swim with Donald Trump. Those people will help Trump keep the Democrat’s rebuttal from being released. Beyond the memo, John McCain and Christopher Coons are introducing a new immigration bill that omits wall funding. You can imagine how well that is going over. Donald doesn’t want universal health care, because look at how everybody else hates it. Everybody else disagrees.

All that looks like great news for Democrats… maybe. Greg goes over the many good signs presently being revealed for November. It also helps that we have a lot of great new candidates, and not a neo-Nazi Holocaust denier in the bunch.

FBI messages show the bureau's real reaction to Trump firing James Comey. Many legal scholars doubt a U.S. vs. Trump case is possible, Armando calls in to say they are wrong, and follows with an analysis of how and why.

Power goes to another head, this time the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

If any employee from the Department of Homeland Security is looking for their lost secret anti-terrorist manual, they should stop by the CNN News lost and found immediately.

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Okay campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today! There’s a big storm coming, again, and it all seems pretty familiar if you been listening to David Waldman and KITM. Trump’s skipping golf to try his hand at massacring this Saturday night. David looks into the procedural mechanisms behind the release of Devin Nunes’ memo, as if anybody feels the need to follow procedure anymore. Nunes has an on again, off again relationship with FISA-enabled spying. The Justice Department is also on a break from fearing the memo release. Nancy Pelosi calls for Nunes to be removed before he can memo again.

Meanwhile, Rick Gates is feeling kind of flippy. Trump and Putin might want some of that slush fund returned. When it comes to Russian gas, just say nyet. The Trump Administration admits it copied the “Oligarch list” on Russia.

Republicans decide that it’s more fun to attack Obamacare when they’re the minority party, so maybe later.

Blake Farenthold was going to pay back $84,000 of taxpayer money because “it’s not who I am”. Turns out, that is who he is

The Mooch!  This week in Trump administration staffing. 

About as many people have come forward to say Donald cheats on golf as had to say Donald cheats on his wives.

"Native American" Facebook pages that push fake news are actually run out of Kosovo.

The guy that sent the false alert warning of a missile attack was doing stuff like that for about a decade.

This weekend, binge on Netflix’s new six-part documentary series Dirty Money. It of course covers our favorite confidence man.

And—Eric Posner goes harder and deeper than you will ever imagine possible in his audio exposé of our Trump porn habit!

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David Waldman hosts today’s KITM, already the most watched show in the history of anything, and once we put up a video feed that number should double!

Donald Trump has finally got through that Nunes memo. It was only four pages, so he could do that during commercials. It might have been even shorter in the version Nunes wrote especially for him. Donald hopes to book the FBI into Gitmo with this memo, but if that’s not enough Devin is working on a few more. Each member of the house has their own investigation cooking.

Greg Dworkin gets his thoughts on the Nunes memo in quickly before who knows what happens as it all becomes more preposterous by the hour. The real aim of the Nunes Memo is of course the Mueller Investigation. The congressional leadership pledged to handle that information responsibly and without regard to politics, but this is war, at least for the Gop, who vote to avert their eyes. Trump is a typical conservative, so future conservatives will forever wear the Trump brand.

Time flies when you’re having fun, and here it is time for another shutdown. This time it’s all about DACA. Does Trump have the Democrats where he wants them? Or does President Miller have some issues too? And, the Hastert Rule could make or break a DACA deal. The United States will hit the debt limit sooner than expected because of tax cuts.

Trump's lawyers argue Mueller has not met threshold for presidential interview. Armando, who is not on Donald’s team, calls in to discuss their schemes, and to go over the future legal strategies to deal with them. Meanwhile, Mueller zeros in on a story put together about the Trump Tower meeting.

Trump isn’t imposing Russian sanctions, but in case Vlad is still grumpy, helps him smuggle gas shipments, and Russian spies when needed.

In the SOTU Trump proposed a return to the Spoils System, to you know, MAGA. 

But it’s not all Donald Trump. Trey Gowdy wanted to spend more time with his family so… actually he found a steady job. The PA state Senate president said he will not turn over data about how the state's congressional map was unconstitutionally gerrymandered. Ben Carson is caught violating ethics rules to enrich his son. Haley Barbour was caught with a gun at the airport. And it looks like Hope Hicks might just do it.

A British Lord resigned for being late.

 

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT

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