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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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David Waldman skipped the State of the Union. Now, if you want to talk Super Blue Blood Moon...

Greg Dworkin brings us his Wednesday institutional rot report:

Yesterday was the day Teleprompter Trump finally became president, although real Trump was there too. Trump can sell an improved economy, but not himself. The corporate world prepares for chaos if DACA isn't renewed.

Republicans were expecting that an MS-13 member would give the response

You hear it here first! Greg and David coin the term “Hide-lighting” to describe Devin Nunes efforts to to obfuscate by clarifying misdirecting details. Rod Rosenstein told John Kelly releasing the memo was a horrible idea, and Christopher Wray warned Trump not to, so you know he promised to, 100 percent

The Trump team has studied Watergate and concludes Dick wasn’t tricky enough. Trump’s lawyers demand that Mueller meet their imaginary threshold.

The Washington Times likes David Frum’s new book and also really hates David Frum.

A candidate for ambassador to South Korea loses his chance when he saves a few million lives. That’s OK, we are hard at work to get blown up elsewhere.

Still in a daze from covering last night’s train wreck—the figurative, not literal one,  Joan McCarter stepped up to applaud Joe Kennedy III’s performance, and message last night. Paul Ryan declared himself complicit in Trump’s Russia cover-up, although he believes “What’s said in the family stays in the family”. Joan’s also pretty steamed about Butch Otter’s health care plan, although we are all getting into the same boat. America, where you still have to win the lottery to go to the doctor.

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David Waldman sifts through the flotsam and jetsam of our sinking uniom today. In contrast to the Mad Libs pivot or not articles and discussions you will find everywhere else, KITM presents: NUANCE!

“Nuance” (another great slogan to print on our as-yet-still fantasy line of KITM T-shirts) is theme of most our shows, but today it is a preoccupation. David discusses how Donald Trump destroys little and big norms every minute. Every minute the State of the Union degrades. Must we codify norms to make certain our government is competent and trustworthy? We must! But, there are plenty of pitfalls, unintended consequences and nuances on that path.

Don’t expect any nuance tonight or ever with Trump. Donald is 50 shades of dickAndrew McCabe was pushed. Memo, letter, talking points whatever, it’s all part of the plan.

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You heard it weeks ago on KITM! Or as David Waldman puts it today: “We have a pretty good eye for what is going to become more widely shared news in the next couple of days, and we like to give you an early in on it.”, and that’s going on our T-shirts!

The US media has caught up to how the Dutch monitored Russian hacking group Cozy Bear. We are now at the point of debating if "Cozy Bear" is really a network of hackers, or if “Russiagate” is really about “Trump”, or “Russia”, or “gates”.

Trump’s 2016 election can’t hide the truth, and instead helps reveal it, but so does Greg Dworkin in his pundit round-up:

The bar is low. Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech could be a 45 minute sustained fart and still be lauded for its refreshing authenticity. Donald could read 4chan off a teleprompter, and it would seem presidential compared to 2017.  So, if Trump has won, destroyed institutions and made this nightmare normal, is it time to turn traditions into laws? And, can Massachusetts's 4th congressional district representative Joe Kennedy III give the SOTU response we’re asking for? 

Not all horrific behavior goes unpunished, at least once it gets really horrific and lasts decades. Girls wanted to escape pain, parents wanted to trust a doctor and Michigan State wanted to win some games. Larry Nassar fed on all of that. The institutions failed the victims, until they got their story into the news.

The Kochs are bored with Obamacare, their money and Republican attention wanders off.

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Today, as usual, David Waldman discusses the big news, highlighting what pundits will start noticing next week and citing as conventional wisdom three years from now: 

Donald Trump ordered Robert Mueller fired, but backed off when Don McGahn’s conscience or dignity or morals or something got in the way. Trump, his lawyer John Dowd, and Kellyanne Conway were unaware things like that ever existed. Maggie Haberman was just… unaware. Many now look at this event and have determined Donald was quite a dumb baby way back 7 months ago. Fox and Friends says meh. Sean Hannity however, deeply cares, and is an idiot. Crossed Fox messages explain why Matthew Gertz has been delayed in telling you what Donald Trump thinks Fox thinks he should think. Maybe Recep Erdoğan needs to tell Fox what to think first.

Here’s a blockbuster so new that it’s barely in English: For years, Dutch intelligence had access to the infamous Russian hacker group Cozy Bear. Dutch concerns were linked to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. All of this should be a great sequence in the upcoming Trump movie.

He-man woman-hater senatorial candidate Courtland Sykes just wants you to make him a sandwich, and should remain employable and available long after the election.

A Maryland federal judge may just be open to an emoluments suit against Trump.

The Guggenheim gives Donald a going away to Davos present.

G. Payne Griffin, how does he do it?

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It’s a joke! You need a sense of humor to get through these demanding times.

That’s a reason to tune to KITM. We have to smile, to keep our head up, and so David Waldman is our, uhm, “Patch Adams”…

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were clearly joking, but who knows how many jokes were lost found? The Gop chooses not to feel the funny, Russians however find it’s pretty hilarious.

Greg Dworkin (who now knows how to pronounce everyone’s name) has always understood the farce: Trump says everyone is dirty except him. Trump says he is willing to speak under oath to Mueller. Trump says he is open to a path to citizenship for “dreamers”. Laughing yet?

Bill Kristol is a little less of a joke now that he is beginning to see the “ethno-nationalism” of Fox News. Meanwhile, Ted Cruz wants to continue repealing Obamacare, and the alt-Right thinks it’s funny to cyberharrass anyone in higher education.

Armando calls in to discuss the not-so-funny: We lost the shutdown. Our next loss is coming in less than three weeks. The Senate Democratic strategy is to drop their demand for relief for Dreamers, give Trump the wall, and throw in a massive boost to the Pentagon’s budget. We will be sick of winning! Our base does get screwed, but in turn we get to pick who gets screwed most, first, and then take the resulting boost in image right into the 2018 elections. And you thought politics was easy.

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It’s a quiet news morning as Donald Trump flees the Samsung Secret Society to hideaway amongst the Davos illuminati. This frees you up to join the KITM Cabal of David Waldman, Greg Dworkin, and Joan McCarter for its weekly rendezvous:

The shutdown sandwich we just ate might be a big nothingburger, but it did seem to have a predominant flavor, one that we will be tasting more of in the next few weeks, and up until November. But, if we look at it just right, aren’t we actually “winning” and Trump “losing”? After all, there were plenty of tasty nuggets in the last sandwich, and many more coming up, if we merely play our cards right and get those elusive Independents. Anyhow, it’s only three weeks until the next Trump Shutdown sandwich is served, and this one could be just as tasty!

Conservative policy wonks love Trump’s morals, culture warriors love his economics. Nobody loves Donald Trump until the cash is on the table.

So, for right now we have Robert Mueller, and that is moving faster than ever. Catch up here, then go to a live source for the updates.

Greg tells us about a reporter who lost his voice, not figuratively, but literally.

Is Katrina Campins the new Trump Scandal? If so, make sure you photograph her good side.

The Kentucky school shooting is the 11th this year, and it’s January 23. It happens again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again

The hard work of the Trump administration on behalf of women is showing results with a couple of well-connected wives picking up jobs.

Joan calls in with personal anecdotes ranging from GunFAIL to Rapture, a demand that Neil Gorsuch recuse himself and that Republicans Shut. The. Hell. Up. A provision slipped in to the CR gives Donald Trump even more power to use the intelligence community to go after his enemies.

 

 

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The Democrats deal with Republicans to reopen the government, and less than 24 hours later Tsunami Warnings are cancelled after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake off Alaska "because additional information and analysis have better defined the threat". Coincidence? Yes. Except, with both maybe we are better off than we thought.

Maybe we have master tacticians on our side, and this strategy saved CHIP, exposed Trump, and is backing the Republicans, not us into a corner. Or Maybe Chuck and Nancy should’ve spent the weekend at a nice public golf course.

David Waldman is waiting and seeing today, and suggests you wait and see with him. (At least until his mouse charges and he can move the cursor.) Armando reviews the lead up to the shutdown, and determines what to do now.  It’s Republicans breaking their promises to Dreamers, not us. Armando also reminds us the phrase is “Family Repatriation” (or reunion) from now on.

So, does anything matter anymore? Team Trump is crawling with Russians. Trump staff still works without certified financial disclosures. Jared works without security clearance. The White House knows much of what they do is illegal, but not doing it will get them fired. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke might get fired for hooking up more than his boss.

Some people just sit around doing nothing but hating on journalists, Muslims, Jews and BlacksBrandon Griesemer does do all those things, but also decided to become proactive, grabbing a guest seat at the SOTU?

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Each day, KITM brings you to the forefront of the latest news and opinion, unless it’s later than 11 Eastern. So don’t peek at any of that new stuff

Instead, listen as David Waldman spoons up a subtly, salty KITM, the caviar of podcasts:

Want a wall? Luis Gutierrez has got your wall right here. Just how reasonable are the Republicans? They don’t see that as part of the deal.

Greg Dworkin tells us the Trump shutdown is being driven by a hardline immigration stance, and a tribal battle over what it means to be an American. The two sides are speaking with two languages, while the Dotard in Chief can barely speak one. President Miller and the Republicans should be blamed. The Gop sees Dreamers as criminals on parole. Meanwhile, the shutdown reveals a Democratic Party becoming a little less wussy, maybe even a little... Republican in tactics. The Women’s March voting bloc is set to be bigger than the Tea Party’s by the same ratio of their protest marches. Greg checks the latest polling, with special attention to likely voters.

A Trump appointee will keep government small by not showing up to work. That’s not where they get their paychecks anyhow. Trump thinks Zinke shouldn’t drill in his own backyard.

Armando calls in to count the shutdown votes, say goodbye to the I-Man, and talk caucus vs. primary rules and the future of the Democratic Party.

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Who’s got two thumbs, and has been telling you and telling you that Donald Trump is a doddering infantile egotistic autocrat? Almost everybody! But I’m pointing my two thumbs at David Waldman because he tells you first (weekday mornings). David TOLD YOU Trump’s inaugural fundraising committee is paying Donald an “appearance fee” plus a lot more. Actually they aren’t saying that yet, BUT THEY WILL.

As you probably would have guessed, The Donald is terrified/obsessed with sharks and likes his tighty whitey bottom beat by porn stars with pictures of his own face. Shhh! If more news like this comes out the New York Times will be forced to interview more rustbelt villagers in diners.

That’s it, things are so so dire in Washington that the President might only golf this Sunday. Today he is needed to apply his personal magic touch. Today tweeting just isn’t enough to get his ideas across. The Wall Street Journal explains how to talk to Trump: be the last guy to talk to Trump. Or be money, money talks to Donald any time. Never say racist, sexist, anti-Muslim or anti-LGBT things around Trump, he hates his train-of-thought interrupted.

The DNC’s rules and bylaws committee is meeting today, and Armando calls in for the last half hour for an informative 11th hour rant/discussion of the Unity Commission, voter suppression, and the reformation the nomination process for President and the expansion of primary elections.

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David Waldman, Greg Dworkin and Armando got together and managed to assemble their new Skyype without a manual today! No screws loose with this bunch:

The Gop had their difficulties too, 404ing on their highly anticipated upload of petty grievances. Was this chaos expertly crafted to troll the libtards? Look it up! Meanwhile, Mastermind Donald Trump (who can draw a clock) creates chaos too chaotically for either side to figure out. Trump is just one of his supporters who ended up president... and how hard can that be? Donald blows up the Republican plan to blame Democrats for blocking CHIP and to hold DACA hostage while forcing them to choose between maintaining a hard line on immigration or spending more on the military. The Gop has today and tomorrow to avoid a shutdown, and today is halfway over. Millennials have learned that governing is a tough job best left to professionals.

The only thing better than the FBI taking down Trump is if the FBI takes down Trump and the NRA and a few RussiansSocial media companies warned the Senate that foreign countries plan on fomenting all-American violence.

A majority of the members of a National Park Service advisory board resigned their posts. Ryan Zinke doesn’t need them anyhow.

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It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! If you don’t, then wow, you should be listening to the show more often.

Whatever he’s full of, Donald Trump seems more loosely packed than we thought. David Waldman shows us that a humble man can make anyone feel taller.

Greg Dworkin rounded up the pundits and punditry: Credibility is like virginity, don’t let either of them anywhere near Donald Trump. Donald will always be a pound from obese, a day from dementia, an inch from the trigger. Don’t worry, he has good genes.

Trump’s polls are dropping a lot faster than his weight, good news for the health of the country.

Trump says he wants voter ID, he doesn’t mean, want or know what he’s talking about, but it’s a good idea.

Joan McCarter helps us figure out the looming shutdown, and more importantly—whose fault it is. The government shutdown could backfire on Republicans, but not if Republicans can help it. Republicans don’t mind trading CHIP kids for DACA kids.

Your emails, chats, photos, videos and phone calls might soon be viewed without a warrant, by people like Jeff Sessions. Democrats are one vote shy of the majority necessary to preserve net neutrality.

A lot of money changed hands just before Trump’s inauguration.

Inviting Michael Wolff to the White House seemed like such a good idea at the time.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day found citizens performing many acts of civic work and community service in honor of Dr. King's extraordinary life. Donald Trump, for instance, spent time in s-hole places working with Haitians, who in return extended to him the appreciation he deserved. David Waldman brings us the beginning of this short “work week”:

While Donald golfed, many spent the weekend taking one for Team S-hole—Joni Ernst tells us that finally the US is standing up to NorwayDHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen didn’t know there were so many white people in Norway. Tom Cotton and David Perdue say Trump said “s***house” countries, not (gasp) “s***hole” countries. Mike Pence has a come to Jesus moment, but probably still did not see the light. Rep. James Clyburn, said the Congressional Black Caucus is pursuing a censure resolution against Trump. Maybe it’s time to invent DACA?

Steve Bannon wore only one shirt today, but probably wishes he brought a change of pants.

Wendi Deng Murdoch picked up that last name, tagged Vlad, and is now rounding the Jared base to head for home. Wendi is probably not Donald’s type.

Eric Greitens likes to shoot guns, tie up nude women for blackmail, and misappropriate public funding. David follows the money from Greitens to Lucinda Luetkemeyer, past the dog to Tony Luetkemeyer close to Todd Graves, and maybe on to Blaine Luetkemeyer.

The DOJ, and DHS report that international terrorists are born internationally. As for domestic terrorists, if they find one they’ll let you know. Armando calls in to talk about the report, and talk about what the report doesn’t talk about.

Three human and one dog cop are shot on a domestic violence call. He’s not a terrorist suspect though, as his name is Christian.

Devin Nunes goes down, but for the moment not far enough.

Thanks Obama, while it lasted. The uninsured rate goes back up.

The Pentagon plans for a couple small “starter” nukes.

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What a weekend! At least we weren’t nuked! And most of us didn’t even have the super-downer of thinking we were being nuked. Most.

Greg Dworkin had plenty of outrageousness to round up. There were plentiful indications of Trump’s racism, as well as plenty of rejections of it. Then there was the farce of supporters (and some journalists) trying to hide from it. But nobody’s buying it.

Not coincidentally, the certain and impending doom of Congressional Republicans was a big weekend theme. As was Hillary Clinton’s role in forming another silver lining. And no one has forgotten the book.

Armando didn’t join us, but he did share some thoughts with us, including wondering what ever happened to those celebrated “moderate” Republicans (which sent us off on a KITM tangent), and “the first scholarly account of why tweets lack the legal status of formal presidential directives.” (The answer is, “they’re tweets,” plus several thousand other words.)

Another day, another terrible Trump appointee. Another day, another terrible Trump racism story. Another day, another instance of Trump toady hypocrisy. Another day, another media outlet comes to understand the extent of Trump’s money laundering.

And finally, another day, another nausea-inducing Kaspersky story.

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Today David Waldman teaches us that it is important to judge people not by their words, but by their deeds.

Either way, Donald Trump is a s***-head. The Dips*** in Chief was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, as if we needed more proof he’s certifiably bats***. He says he “probably” has a good relationship with Kim Jong Un, and maybe Steve Bannon. You “probably” love him too—anybody can dream. Seventeen former nuclear launch officers don’t want that dumbs*** anywhere near a launch button. Too chickens*** to go to London, he blames Obama—just in time to contradict his US Ambassador. As it turns out, his campaign promise to liberate Americans from the scourge of addiction was total bulls***.  And—his 40 word tweet caused a 101 minute s***storm among his own allies and staff.

Can you say “ass” on the internet? If so, Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap kicked Trump's with an article in the Washington Post on the demise of Trump’s voter commission.

Remember Jared Kushner? He wishes you didn’t. He especially wishes the Securities and Exchange Commission would forget about him, but it didn’t.

Jerry Seinfeld and his family visited an anti-terror fantasy camp in the West Bank where they learned how to establish equitable power relationships, conflict resolution and … no, they practiced killing people.

There are many great Chinese sayings. "May you live in interesting times" is not one of them.  

The Resolute desk could be renamed the Belcher desk for this administration, maybe.

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David Waldman brings you the KITM deep state report, traffic and weather on the 10s: 

Donald Trump demands that we “Get smart!” on foreign intelligence, but as usual, he missed it by that much. He’s our chaos agent in chief, and Republicans like it that way. As for domestic surveillance, the House will vote on letting the FBI spy on you without a warrant.

Greg Dworkin brings us new polling, approved by Donald Trump, except for all those numbers and stuff. Republicans are through doing things, because doing things is tough. Except quitting. Many are finding that quitting is doable. Meanwhile, it’s much much more difficult to find lazy shiftless people receiving Medicaid. Robots work longer and cheaper than you, but aren’t blamed as much as other minorities, or as effectively. Maybe “American values” mean more than fear and discrimination? 

The governor of Missouri led a woman into his basement, tied her up, blindfolded her and blackmailed her. He also had an affair. He admits whichever one will let him keep a job.

David continues looking into the growing douche-Deutsche connections.

Anchor baby chain immigrants coming to take our jobs! Oh, they're white - OK.

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Wednesday is always Hump-day on KITM. Let’s see if you can climb this mountain of information and links that David Waldman, Greg Dworkin, and Joan McCarter have brought us today:

Greg warns us not to get gaslighted by Trump and his allies, and polls are showing most of us might be avoiding that. Trump and Republicans focus on their core “Putin” supporters. Maybe earmarks would help?

Donald Trump reboots the “Ronald Reagan, Mastermind” sketch from Saturday Night Live, except in Donald’s version he’s even dumber behind closed doors. Yesterday was the day Donald trump finally became TV president. Trump was normalized again by the press, but why stop now when that’s where they excel? The Fusion GPS transcripts demonstrate the downfall of the press, the corruption of Trump, the treachery of Republicans, and blows a lot of right wing spin pumped to you by the New York Times and others. Trump’s agreement on the need for a clean dreamer bill is left on the cutting room floor.

Greg suggests we brush up on modern American politics by watching old British comedy.

He’s tan, rested and ready: Christie 2020! Or Oprah 2020! Whatever floats your boat, and sinks Trump’s. Maybe 2018 will Joe Arpaio’s stepping stone to the Presidency. Arpaio splits the crazy vote.

Steve K G Bannon is out—of everything. He could use the extra time to pitch his tell-all, you know.

“Neoliberal” is what you call the person that’s not enough like you.

Trump’s upcoming physical might tell us more if the doctor asks him if he knows what time it is—or to just draw a clock.

The Congressional Budget Office says the Republicans have no more excuses to hold off funding on the Children's Health Insurance Program. States will start running out of funding this month.

The forever fight for net neutrality continues. Nebraska becomes the first red state to introduce net neutrality protections.

Inexperienced evil is pushed into one end of Washington as experienced evil drops out of the other end. Darrell Issa joins the retreat. Donald Trump won’t let unqualified court picks get away just because they are “not qualified”.

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David Waldman has new headphones, thanks to your generous donations. Kick in enough and we can hook up the video feed so you can view David simultaneously lip-syncing the National Anthem as he hosts!

Will some brave representative pull a Mike Gravel soon? Will Trump pull an Ulysses S. Grant on Mueller? Or are we heading into foreign territory?  

We will never know—as long as we rely upon the New York Times as the “paper of record”.

Armando takes over the KITM microphone to rail on the NYT—the “Texas School Board” of News, whose size and recognition warps the national dialog, not just normalizing Trump, but creating a symbiotic relationship wherein the two need each other to succeed in order to survive.

David and Armando lay out their case:

Do you remember when Steve Bannon (when he was still a "genius") thought GamerGate culture was the key to cementing a political realignment?

The vehicle the Mercers & Bannon used to shop Trump opposition research was GAI, the "Government Accountability Institute." GAI was also the vehicle used to market "Clinton Cash." Often in... unique ways.

So, take the story on the exclusive agreements The New York Times, The Washington Post and Fox News made with “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer. The NYT tells it their way, and most follow, whereas, over at, say, Newsweek, they saw things differently, as did Media Matters.

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See what happens when you don’t let Donald Trump golf? Fire and fury! David Waldman and Greg Dworkin bring their very stable genius into the fray:

Should we take Michael Wolff’s reporting literally or seriously? Is access journalism “bad journalism”, or it it ”journalism”? The White House knew Wolff was there to write a book, they just didn’t quite know what a book was, or even how to use a calendar. At least the book is keeping them busy. Trump is in bed to 11AM each day not watching tv coverage of it, while the rest take care of business. The problem is that it’s Fredos all the way down. Trump health care nominee Bob Weaver had his resume eaten by a tornado. This year is shaping upon to be a clash of Republican idealists vs. realists—which ones are bringing charges against Christopher Steele? Let’s find out, by reading the transcripts of testimony on the Steele Dossier into the congressional record. With all of the obstruction of justice, money laundering, global sex trade and racketeering going on, there is a risk of violating federal statutes.

Companies that announced big bonuses are laying off workers, because tax cuts are for paying shareholders, natch.

Meanwhile the clampdown on rampant royal princes in Saudi Arabia continues.

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David Waldman is here to tell you something you know: “Fire and Fury”, a book full of things you already know, will be available for you to read today. David knows you know that.

KITM is more concerned with “the story” behind the stories you are reading, to supply you with the context, background and insight behind stories... but you already know that too, so let’s get to it:

It’s been an open secret all along. We don’t need Steve Bannon to tell us what we already know about Donald Trump. Trump isn’t harnessing chaos, Bannon isn’t smart. There is no plan, no team loyalty, there was never any loyalty. Michael Wolff had more access than the press, even after calling Trump the most frightening, dangerous presidential candidate. Bannon and Roger Ailes went to Wolff’s home to gossip for hours. So—did they feel free to talk because they felt the press was incapable or unwilling to tell you what was really going on?

Armando tells us that even as the New York Times habitually presents a handful of facts diffused through talking points as journalism, sometimes their ability to gather details shines throughWhy hasn’t Rod Rosenstein recused himself from the Mueller Investigation?

Meanwhile, Neo-Nazis keep coming.

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Bomb-Snownado! You thought you escaped chaos for just a moment… but now school’s snowed outDavid Waldman helps us slip away for a while, to the relative calmness of Washington DC:

Greg Dworkin finally digs his way out of the snow, etc., to begin his round-up of punditry on KITM for 2018. Did you know that the Donald Trump isn’t cut out for the presidency? Hard to imagine, right? Michael Wolff tells us that Donald is uniformed, unprepared and lacking focus. But just because we know all that, should we believe this guy? Well, Wolff does have tapes. So, now we need to pick between Trump and Steve Bannon? Can’t we just hate them both? The Mercers quit loving Steve. Donald and Steve quit loving—nah, Donald and Steve never have. Lawyers love Donald and Steve for a little while longer.

Trump has hours to burn through today before he can golf again, so where will he go today to try to keep the charade going? If he was a stupid celebrity plutocrat from central casting, he might want to leak racist attacks to a gossip column. Mentioning child porn arrests in his voting commission would play against character though.

Armando enjoys calling in for a rant on the failing New York Times way more than shoveling snow. There are many other news sources to go to as a newspaper of record. In fact, go to The Intercept to get a first-person inside account of reporter James Risen’s time at The Times.

KITM correspondent Rosalyn MacGregor doesn’t get to read it, but she recommends you read a detailed update on the ongoing Flint Water Crisis.

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You couldn’t find a nicer day this week in Connecticut than today. You could find a nicer activity than septic system overhaul though, and Greg Dworkin just wishes he could be rounding-up pundits with us!

Donald might warm up things for us all, it just depends on what Kim Jong-un’s got packing.

A lunatic or two might not kill us today, so David Waldman put together a KITM for us:

Everyone knows Donald Trump has no peers, Fox & Friends can tell you that. The White House Correspondents' Association likes how lies have become so accessible recently. Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon is exactly as loyal as you would expect.

The Department of Interior regrets being caught as Ryan Zinke’s piggy bank. Zinke doesn’t yet regret being the go-between of shady government deals, private spies and white supremacists. After all, he’s upholding the traditions of his position.

Joan McCarter shares the load with her community septic-wise, and thus was free to call in with a welcome for Tina Smith and Doug Jones, and a good riddance for Orrin Hatch. Mitt Romney puts down his knitting needles and packs his carpet bag yet another time. Yes, Congress is still talking about how to divert a government shutdown. A year of Republican governance proves how disastrous they are at this. They start off 2018 to repeal and replace Obamacare again, and change the rules to jam the courts with Trump appointees, again. Meanwhile — what’s happening with CHIP and Medicaid?

 

 

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2018! We begin our second century under the Trump administration—though that’s barely 30 in golf-years. Is it good when Donald takes his post Fox and Friends dotardisms out on golf balls rather than us and the rest of the world?

David Waldman begins his In Memoriam section by reminding us the counter has already begun to roll for this year in “gun deaths”, often by caused by bullets coming out of the guns, even during times of play and joy.

Greg Dworkin, punctual as always, began the year yesterday. Will 2018 be as good as we wish it will be? Or do we need to put some effort into it?

Cuba, Indonesia, Sierra Leone and North Carolina score about the same as functioning democracies. An Alabama newspaper publisher “regrets” spanking women reporters as he was a “very young man” in his 40s.

Even while busy flouting national, international and constitutional rules, laws and norms, Trump took time to stick his thumb in the eye of the Palm Beach town council.

Armando rings in the new year, by ringing into Skype to help us put together a 2018 agenda, including making things happen about emoluments, which Trump has so far willed away the way he holds planes up in the sky. Armando reminds us that the Russia inquiry began before the Dossier.

You can’t blame Russian hackers for everything. Romanian hackers took over D.C. surveillance cameras just before presidential inauguration.

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Brrr! For most of us it’s cold outside. Oh well, there’s no hiding from it though—back to work!

David Waldman describes how Nazi hunting is tough in the neighborhoods where Nazis pay the bills. Milo Yiannopoulos is finding it harder to be both untalented and paid. Simon & Schuster is happy to tell you what they aren’t paying for. In fact, you can read all of what they won’t pay for if you want.

Greg Dworkin brings us the latest polling news from Alabama. Roy Moore noticed a flurry of extra uppityness coming from black voting blocs, which he is certain was taken care of long ago. Fictitious Defendants back him up. Was Moore vs. Jones a battle of chaos vs. order for the voters? Is Trump the last of the Chaos agents to be voted in? Trump is such a jerk, he turns fedora wearing Pepes into SJWs. Even Steve Bannon is finding people too Nazi to support.

Mike Flynn used to be Trump’s liar, but Trump would like you to remember that Flynn was Trump’s LIAR.

Armando calls into attempt a threesome, but Skype’s just not into that like they used to be. Armando brings more context to discussing Joe Trippi’s role in the Alabama election, Jeff Session’s recusal or not in Trump’s schemes, and discusses not discussing impeachment.

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Today on KITM, we have the privilege of listening to David Waldman, completely raw and unfiltered, for an entire show!  

David goes there and uses the M word to describe the President of the United States, who confirmed that assessment in an interview yesterday. The New York Times didn’t challenge Trump, but what other method would have revealed how great, brilliant and completely innocent he is otherwise?

Of course, while we are looking at that dotard, we are distracted from other loonies like Scott Pruitt, who seems quite paranoid until we consider all that he needs to hide.

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KITM is back on the live show schedule (unlike those lazy Republicans), and not a moment too soon, since most of the holiday weekend’s stories didn’t fit neatly into any of our Boxing Day boxes.

Greg Dworkin rounded up the top stories and parsed the polling, as usual. Orr(i)n Hatch, top Utah(a)n, actually sucks. Which is how he “won.” We may not yet be ready to call out Nazis running for high office in our country. But maybe the Israelis are. Greg also reminds us, once again, that Trump is historically unpopular, and more so every day.

Should we impeach him right away? Or wait twenty minutes? Dems in disarray!

But Republicans have their act together. Which is why they’re poised to pull an Alabama in Mississippi. (Free advice: If your candidate is a child molester (again), be sure to pivot away from pedophilia in the general.)

Harvey Weinstein. Donald Trump. Chicken? Egg? Could “MeToo” have happened in a different timeline?

Process stories abound, from that “tied” Virginia House of Delegates race, to the contest for the ranking Dem slot on the House Judiciary committee.

Is Russian software embedded in FBI computers? And is that a problem?

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Just when you think you’ve opened up all of your Christmas presents, David Waldman slips down the chimney with a shiny new KITM for you to unwrap:

Time to get back up-to-speed on Trump-Russia—We thought it couldn’t happen here, but it did, and here’s how Kremlin trolls burned across the Internet as Washington debated options. The real Trump Russian scandal is not mere collusion, just follow the money to the big douche-Deutsche connection. A Chilean billionaire landlord of Ivanka Trump picks up more billions in mining leases from the Trump Administration.

Pete Hoekstra, a Congressman from Holland, Michigan, is now ambassador to the Netherlands, which is somehow not fake. But watch him try to create fake news, get caught, deny it, get caught denying it, deny that, get caught and call that fake news. On the other hand, the US Congress’ workplace misconduct office won’t share data with Senator Tim Kaine because of concerns with “inaccuracies.”

And Paula Writer returns, with a 2018 New Year’s message for The Resistance.

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Today, David and the Waldmans present a KITM holiday kitchen utensil concert for your enjoyment, simulcast with the regular Friday podcast:

Merry Christmas—Republicans let the US have a government for a little while longer, while still finding time for some last-minute gifts for Daddy.

Nikki Haley finishes off Jerusalem for Donald Trump’s war on Christmas.

Kids in Iowa daycares still have the chance to come home with shiny new firearms this holiday season.

Trump commutes the sentence of an Iowan meatpacking exec. Was it Donald’s soft spot for hostile work environments, sexual harassment, labor law violations and money launderers? A happy-go-lucky secret Santa present? Empathy for the plight and history of Guatemalan refugees? Or just a Hanukkah miracle?

A nominee to be the Pentagon’s health chief is out of the running after displaying glimmers of sanity right in front of a Senate panel. The Senior White House adviser at Homeland Security knows better than to ever make that mistake.

A big Trump campaign promise and personal vendetta against Big Sports is a huge failure. Papa John also learns not to play against the NFL

Neil Cavuto knows it’s a waste of breath talking to Trump. Cambridge Analytica, who probably know more about anybody than anyone, might tell us some stuff about Trump soon.

David’s position has evolved on Berea College. It turns out that these folks are pretty nice, home to nice places like the bell hooks Institute, and the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center.

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David Waldman and Greg Dworkin can say Happy Winter Solstice if they feel like it, and they do:

It’s probably for the best that today is the shortest of the year. Today is Republican talking points day, the start of getting the public to feel like they benefited from their scam, whether they did or not—and if you seem unhappy, that’s fake news. Of course some, maybe dozens, do love the bill. Those that do, love Trump. Mike Pence loves Donald more than a thousand Russian hookers, and yet somehow not quite enough. Some people still aren’t pleased, like the 2 million kids losing CHIP coverage, even after a bone is thrown their way. The Tea Party avoids divisive social issues? And, while everyone focuses on everything, some more bad happens elsewhere.

All of this has given Democrats all the enthusiasms and whatnot. 2018 will not be a regular mid-term election for sure. In Virginia, Shelly Simonds received thousands more votes, after gerrymandering that was one vote, and then Republicans pulled it back to a tie. Bring out the canisters!

If Trump can somehow hold back his bill-signing climax just a little while, he could help out the Gop a lot… (he can’t).

The Trump/Russia investigations continue (maybe). There’s proof that Russian trolls went on the attack during key election moments in 2016. The White House knew Michael Flynn violated the law back in January.

A key NSA surveillance program’s reauthorization hits a roadblock in Congress.

A Tennessee couple gives birth to a 24 year old girl.

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The Republican tax scam is passing, so it might not be the darkest day this year, but it’s definitely not the brightest. However, it is a great day to hit the links—and here are a whole bunch of them: 

David Waldman congratulates Congressman Jerry Nadler! Well, congratulations to the system for functioning occasionally, still.

Here’s your middle class tax cut! It’s the best day since “We’re in the Money” was a satirical hit, especially for “typical families”, with not so typical tax write-offsGreg Dworkin knows how the game is played: Yay generic Dems! Brand X Dems are looking good, which is a good thing. But does this mean that we need to be more “generic” or more “Democratic” in order to win elections against Republicans? Is it enough to be anti-Trump? Some conservatives are finding out how bad it is being pro-Trump. Fake morality embraces Trump as real morality gets the hell away.

Joan McCarter’s laryngitis certainly did not silence her this week: Chuck Schumer will force a Senate vote on Net Neutrality, which you’d think would have a lot of support. Susan Collins votes for tax cuts, which do not have a lot of support. The Corker Kickback 14 cash in. Alabama announces the shutdown of enrollments in its children’s health insurance program, as Doug Jones comes to the rescue. No CHIP, but look at the tax cut! By the way, the tax bill will help destroy the rest of our healthcare system. Now that they have stolen everything, what are Republicans going to do? Maybe they now have the time to proofread their bill, and figure out how it works.

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David Waldman wants your input for KITM! You can write and read your own essay, read someone else’s Op-ed, or keep us up-to-date on local political news that you believe requires national or even international attention. Or, if you don’t want to start out so ambitiously, tweet a comment or question to David at @KagroX with the hashtag #KITM, particularly weekday mornings—little escapes his attention or comment.

Could anyone be a worse president than Donald Trump? It took a lot of time, effort and talent, but no, Donald still has the robot beat. (The real one remains much higher maintenance) In an alternate universe, the Palin administration might have delivered more, even animatronically.

Mueller getting fired? Korea getting nuked? Maybe later, but for now us getting screwed with the Gop tax bill seems to be the priority. Who cares who authored what, Gops are all cashing in. More Trump operatives quit squatting and start permanent lodging. Some Senators are getting tired of letting just anybody in.

Matthew Petersen didn’t randomly show up at Senate hearings to be humiliated, he didn’t quite know how to be a judge, but had plenty of experience in the job he intended to perform.

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It feels like somebody’s getting an early Christmas present this week, it’s just hard to tell who. David Waldman is joined by Greg Dworkin to shake a few packages and guess what we might get:

Is the Trump team employing strategery or chaosity to save Trump? Whichever works, they’ll take it. Trump voters have two strong reasons for their support—hate and fear. If they had any other objectives they are out of luck. Twitter says haters gonna hate, if they are Donald Trump.

Where, then, can voters turn? Millennials are picking Democrats, but will they show up in 2018? Dems are moving up. Even better, Gops are also going away.

If concealed carriers can ignore state’s rights, are there really any state laws? Big Government bans words. Trump minions destroy everything they can, saboteurs are put in charge of the people that held the standard. Bob Corker and others slice off a big chunk of pork for themselves, while Putin keeps their other palm greasy.

It turns out Trump is just some broke-ass hundred-millionaire and getting poorer, so maybe he is exploitable after all.

Shortly after exiting a hunting rifle, a high-caliber bullet exited a shooting range, entered a parking lot, and arrived in some guy, thus becoming part of a terrible tragedy.

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We make it to Friday with David Waldman’s voice getting a weekend rest. He’s looking much better though, as you watching on his refrigerator camera are no doubt aware.

We get another one of those things it seems that nobody wants (Unless you are a corporation, my friend): the death of net neutrality.

If Roger Stone and Julian Assange had a friend, he would have been Randy Credico.

Karma gets Mo Brooks.

Robert Mueller’s talking to Cambridge Analytica.

Donald Trump’s war on Christmas claimed another victory, routing Christmas from Nasareth. Troops should reach Bethlehem by the 25th. 

Donald Trump is the worst sort of liar, and all of the other sorts too.

Eric Posman returns with another exclusive essay for KITM! (Go ahead, request the nachos recipe) Do Democrats finally have permission to succeed? 

Bye Felicia—Oh snap!

David looks into the Yemeni mess, and decides yep, it’s a mess, but it is hard to figure out what we are doing about it.

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David Waldman gets a lot of listeners—KITM is downloaded thousands of times each month. Each one of you means a lot, and not just the ones that give us money... but it still was very distressing when Patreon screwed up and started messing around with their payment system. They’re very sorry, they fixed it, and you can come back if you want. Thanks!

Greg Dworkin observes the fifth anniversary of the Newtown massacre. The grief endures, but you have a chance to change tomorrow’s news.

Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, maybe you heard. While Roy Moore waits for ballots to be delivered from Mount Sinai, he and his brother activate a few zealot sleeper cells. For black Alabama voters, God wasn’t so mysterious. Is Alabama the end of Trump and fellow cockroach Bannon? The suburban revolt continues, growing into a wave. Donald sinks out of sight even in Iowa. On our side, Democrats approach gerrymander escape velocity, we might be even better off than we think.

This is a Trump/Bannon-driven worse case scenario for the Gop and about half of them figured out the other half has it in for them. By the way, Trump did it—unless you believe Donald’s side of the story.

Charles Johnson hates Chuck C. Johnson, because after 2009 they became very different people. Charles reveals that Chuck is behind the hoax sexual harassment document smearing Chuck Schumer. Serial jerk Mike Cernovich might have to troll from behind bars because of this.

Letting Trump have emoluments didn’t seem to discourage him. In fact, he seems to like them a lot.

Fighting in Yemen is escalating and drawing us in. David looks at how the US is making it worse.



 

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Yay! Last night our old white guy ran against theirs, and women of color stepped up and made the wise but also obvious choice. There is a lot more detail, and glee to share, so let’s join the fun with David Waldman, Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter:

As Greg told you all along, and Donald told you all along, decent people come out and vote when they need to, and stay away when they have to. The good guys won, all women won (even if they didn’t want to) and actual morality did great... fake morality did not. Speaking of losers, there is no joy in MAGA-ville after this strikeout, with more to come. Democrats can now feel free to run against hebephiles, hebrewphobes and Bannonites. (Steve says there is no “Bannon”—Steve is only Negan Trump) Mitch McConnell will, as tradition dictates, do whatever he wants. In fact, when is the best time for getting tax cuts to rich people if not now?

Joan’s highlighting of the Republican refusal to fund the children’s health insurance program has continued in the media consciousness, with Jimmy Kimmel adding his voice. It’s the last week of Obamacare enrollment, let’s keep it running strong.

John Kelly says “You’re Fired!” to Omarosa on Presidential Apprentice. What was she doing in the White House anyhow? Easy answer: picking up a paycheck.

What are Melania, Ivanka and Jared doing in the White House? Don’t ask them, they wouldn’t know.

In the real fake news: Pro-net neutrality Sen. Patrick Leahy’s identify stolen for a fake anti net-neutrality FCC comment, and Chuck Schumer becomes the victim of fake sexual harassment allegations.

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David Waldman pulls in correspondents from the 4 corners of the globe for today’s special KITM Special Election Day special:

Greg Dworkin makes a rare Tuesday appearance to assure us that the good people of the great state of Alabama will handle this election just fine—but they’ll have some competition. The Gop knows that if Roy Moore loses it’s going to screw up a lot for them, Alabama knows if Moore wins it’s going to screw up a lot for them.

But—Doug Jones has a huge lead! And—so does Roy Moore! Both are ahead by almost double digits! Anything could happen, so you don’t know what will happen, but Greg can tell you why you don’t know, and what to look for so you eventually know more, even as some plot to keep you knowing as little as possible.

Democrats are judged on their behavior, Republicans on their vote. What do we do about that? Trump calls Jones a puppet and brags that Moore would always vote as told, in the same tweet. He says he doesn’t watch TV, by referencing TV he’s watching. Trump’s hour-by-hour battle for self-preservation of course has commercial interruptions. Now he is slandering and bullying Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, probably a mistake on his part.

Today’s sexual misconduct: Judge Alex Kozinski requests clerks check out, and double check, his porno stash. Today’s probably non-sexual misconduct: Secretary Ryan Zinke used government helicopters to get to unchaperoned horse-riding dates with Mike Pence.

All of this on today’s Kagro in the Morning! Plus more!

Eric Posman has final thoughts on Alabama voting and voters in his original essay.

Serena Blaiz covers Oklahoman’s fight for class-action status for earthquake damages related to fracking.

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Week 47 of The Presidential Apprentice! When does Presidential Survivor start?

David Waldman was just about to discuss the Biggest Loser, Fear Factor and the Amazing Race with Greg Dworkin, but something went wrong with the tech, and Greg couldn’t get the voices out of his head before he had to leave.

Armando called in to test Skype and ended up delivering his planned Tuesday rant on the final meeting of the DNC Unity Reform Commission. Armando condemned the travesty, farce and disaster. The melee continues on Twitter, but really, are us Dems in disarray? Is the Democratic Party becoming too democratic, or is the Democratic Party the most united American party in modern political history? Is it something we can surmount? While we figure that out, Republicans kneecap black voting in Alabama.

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David Waldman escorts us safely to the weekend. The next couple days are up to us, but he sets us off well prepared:

Donald Trump, victorious in his war against Hanukkah days ahead of schedule, now marches into… Who knows? They hid his phone, so we have to rely on the fake media for now. Has Donald’s hairdo been hiding his third eye? Sarah Sanders wishes John Lewis would give civil rights leaders like The Donald his due.

No wonder Roy Moore hates America. It’s such a hellhole that we may need Vlad Putin to make it great again, back to when our country “had a direction”. Us whites do stick together, therefore the Moore ticket remains pretty strong. That leaves people of color and women looking for persons of color and women—well, they get Doug Jones, who is out there trying. Nonetheless, institutional racism and voter suppression isn’t making it any easier for him.

Not every ***hole uses bad faith as a tool to manipulate people… No wait, that’s exactly what every ***hole does! Journalists should be aware of that, don’t you think? Voters refuse to believe that they could vote for complete ***holes, and yet they do.

David told you, you could have predicted, and now a study confirms that a surge in guns sales leads to a spike in accidental gun deaths.

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Don’t worry. Anything David Waldman tells you today is protected under attorney-client privilege:

You win some you lose some. Enough accusations of Al Franken pressing altogether the wrong flesh have emerged, and Democrats have jumped into action. Al Franken did decide to resign, ironically of course. He was important before and during his terms as Senator, and has the potential of sustaining that importance. On to Clarence Thomas!

Pleasing almost no one (pre-Rapture, that is) Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Jared likes the idea too. Donald Trump has always been prone to slurring people of color and women, but now has taken to slurring his words. Dentures or TIA? Why not bothGreg Dworkin will not give his opinion on that, but if he did, he’d be right. Greg gives the Democratic Party a clean bill of health, Republicans have some problems though. Actually, there is a mammoth difference. Just look at the tax scam pollsthe enthusiasm gap grows. Goppers donate to Doug Jones, and plenty will vote for him.

Donald Trump should be impeached. But, was yesterday the best day for Congressman Al Green to submit an impeachment resolution? Armando calls in to bring some political, strategical, procedural nuance to the discussion. (Personally, I’d deliver it in the State of the Union response.) In Washington to see Armando this Friday and Saturday? Check out the Democratic National Committee’s Unity Reform Commission meeting and be a part of participatory democracy and shouting matches.

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David Waldman presents today’s TGIW KITM. We all get a boost over the hump with assistance from Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter:

Greg brings his round-upThe case for impeachment grows. As evidence piles up, paths to even more evidence are revealed. Flynn admits lying, so we can be certain Trump is too.

The more people figure out the Gop tax scam, the more they hate it. The tax plan is a huge Republican  success—at screwing a generation, shaming Republicans, ruining their chances in 2018, and destroying their reputation forever. The tax scam could’ve paid for a lot of things.

Now that Donald fixed taxes, he can knock the dust off his hands and get back to sowing chaos. Doug Jones just might win, because of the Republican vote.

Tax experts finally get a chance to read the tax bill and holy crap... Now it’s back to the House maniacs, along with a shutdown fight, an existential struggle for the nation and Democrats. Joan managed to break through the media din to ring the alarm on the lapse of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program. Surprise! Mitch McConnell broke all those promises Susan Collins made to her constituents. Her state of Maine is deeply troubled by the news.

Political movements use bad faith as a weapon to bamboozle journalists—a newly popular tool. Concern trolls are drawn to #metoo like Roy Moore to a Justice store. So expect many crocodile tears to be shed over Silence Breakers, while silence breakers break up the silence infrastructure. And—another woman comes forward on Al Franken, as Democratic senators call on him to resign.

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David Waldman will someday pay for that Hawaiian Punch joke he made in 4th grade, but for now will be allowed to bring us Tuesday’s KITM:

After 8 years, Sam Seder is ostracized by MSNBC for saying Roman Polanski and his daughter… what now? ( Jonathan Swift rolls over and over.)  Concern trolls go hunting for Libs, but how sporting is that, when we are so happy to help them? Joy Reid takes a few shots and remains standing. On the other hand, Corey Lewandowski has the hide of a rhino.

Trump and the Gop are getting a bit of a Lolita-esque tingle around Roy Moore. At least Moore isn’t running for a Klan position.

Trump likes to play the field when it comes to foreign entity romance, but Russia is still #1in his heart, and bank account. Paul Manafort, who wasn’t even in trouble for Russia, just had to get in trouble for Russia. Ollie North wants to run Trump’s Uber for spies to battle the Deep State, laws, Constitution, etc.

The Senate was in such a big hurry to slash tax rates they forgot to put in loopholes, completely lousing up the scam.

American missile defense scores a direct PR hit, but kind of misses missiles.

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No reverb issues on KITM, it’s just that David Waldman’s personal lawyer dictates a bit loudly: 

Trump didn’t come up with that tweet, he just heard it somewhere. Who are the President? Billy Bush is certain he knows who was talking to him.

Grassley and Hatch speak for themselves.

Greg Dworkin reports from the front lines as Dotard J. Custer’s troops circle the wagons.

The Donald, soon to be declared Immaculate even as he has blessed many with his laying on of hands, declares so shall Roy Moore. Another teen beauty queen bears witness to Donald’s bare witnessing

The White House starts building the wall to protect their cult. You don’t have to be Marshall Applewhite to see this one coming.

But what about Chappaquiddick? You bet they plan to what about that.

John Kelly finds that fat-ass dotard is pretty nimble when he wants to be.

Was Roy Moore escaping to Australia in the 80’s? Did he have a reason to escape back to the US?

Whose side of Red Dawn is the NRA on anyhow? The Kremlin and Gop love gun nuts. Who has it in for Israel? Jared? Flynn? Jared and Flynn? Definitely not just Flynn.

Despite a pledge, Donald works with a foreign entity, again!

Eric Posnam records his own Op-Ed for KITM (Just like you can if you’d like!) on his contest for Time Magazine Person of the Year, as between Colin Kaepernick and… a surprise, special pick!

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End of the week, beginning of the month, same old garbage fires—actually they just seem old because you listen to David Waldman and KITM, so you know stuff early.

For instance: Yikes! and Duh! Who’dve thunk Hannity and Drudge would run Russian propaganda accusing Democrats of satanic practices and supporting rape? Hey, maybe the Gop wants to bust the budget so they have more leverage in reengineering society? Republicans have enough votes to pass their tax scam bill, but they didn’t last night. Is the lack of regular order to blame for slowing down the process, or is there any legitimate process left to slow? Well, supposedly there is still PAYGO and reconciliation.  David explains reconciliation and the Byrd Rule—no not the Byrd Rule, but the “Conrad Rule” which used to be a thing, and people still confuse the two.

Lock him up! Michael Flynn goes down, but has he flipped?

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250,000 downloads of KITM this month! That is a whole lot of people getting a lot of quality information and insight. And, for about 1 out of every 125 of you, this is worth a few dimes a day. However, 124 out of 125 of you just “listen and leave”… Don’t download and dash! If it’s worth hours of your time, we must be worth pennies of your cash. Don’t digitize us then deny us—donate!

A deeply unpopular Congress aims to pass a deeply unpopular tax bill for a deeply unpopular presidentGreg Dworkin converts the dry, hard-to-digest tax procedure into moist succulent morsels as he explains how the Republican tax scam is still moving forward because it’s the last big money grab by Baby Boomers (while they still have a chance). John McCain votes to end cancer treatments for Medicare patients (not himself) while Susan Collins manages to work through her deep concerns. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin will prove this tax plan works, by lying to you.

Alabamians know how important breeding young, pure, girls is to older men (well, white girls that is) and will vote Republican based on this firmly held religious belief.

It is time to overcome our shy impeachment syndrome. Donald Trump is delusional and a liar, and a dangerous bigot—these are just a few facets of his incompetence and lunacy, but even in total that still doesn’t seem to stop him. The UK Parliament does not represent Trump’s base, but the Kremlin does. Betsy DeVos tsktsks Donald, and will probably be punished before the weekend. Trump reshuffles the State Department monte cards, discards Tillerson.

David Waldman scrapes some more Jame’s O’Keefe off his shoe for us to look at. O’Keefe henchwoman Jaime Phillips attempted to infiltrate the Washington Post for months before attempting to scam them. If she flips, she won’t be the first one—Izzy Santa calls O’Keefe a liar, and accomplice Nadia Naffe might yet tell all.

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It is one of those days. Maybe you should just let KITM’s David Waldman, Greg Dworkin, and Joan McCarter condense it all to two hours, and then just pull the covers back over your head until tomorrow.

At least your day isn’t as bad as Matt Lauer’s… or many of the days of many of the women he had access to. Where does Matt fall on the sexual harasser scale? At FrankenKeillor? Trump? Moore?

Why yes, the president is the kind of dotard that would forward fake viral videos from hate groups with evil agendas that everyone knows is fake. The dotard retort is always “if it’s not the truth, it should be”, which of course is pretty dotardish.

So—the tax bill might pass, taking Social Security, Medicare, children’s health care, Obamacare, and the rest of society and civilization into the toilet. There goes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau… At least we have the open internet standing between us and authoritarian rule! Nope.

OK, so the world is falling apart. Maybe the Hatch Act will be the new dawn for the rule of law? Jennifer Rubin knows what to do—if we all agree Trump should leave, maybe we can all shake hands and let Republicans take over... some grouches might disagree.

If Moscow and Mar-a-Lago stay connected to Earth a little while longer, some people are going to get in all sorts of trouble. Jared Kushner inches closer to Russian quid pro quo, while Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska moves next door to Kellyanne Conway.

Rhetoric is fascism's real battleground, and Nazis win when you aren’t punching them.

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There are dildos and then there are dildoesDavid Waldman has has got it pegged: James O’Keefe is a sexual predator and harasser whom the right should disavow, and it is our job to make this clear.  

The Washington Post uncovered O’Keefe’s latest plot to hire Jaime Phillips to lie about being sexually assaulted to discredit actual victims of Roy Moore—as well as all future victims of sexual assault. He ended up strengthening their case, and respect for mainstream media instead. Of course, the world being what it is, people are now handing O’Keefe more money, and Donald Trump probably sent another check today. The sad truth is that we were all complicit in our silence. We knew what James O’Keefe was all about in 2010, when O’Keefe attempted to lure Abbie Boudreau into being trapped on a boat with the explicit aim of “seducing” her with dildos and bondage equipment.

It’s now 2017, and the Gop is debating whether it’s OK for a 32-year-old man to seduce a 14-year-old girl. Several witnesses saw Roy Moore at the Olde Hickory House restaurant, where Beverly Young Nelson alleges Moore assaulted her. Moore finally found a woman that blotted out her memory of him there.

Fox remembers that Donald is always the victim. Melania forgot that Donald is always the hero.

The Trump Ponzi scheme will only “trickle down” if something goes wrong, otherwise there goes the housing market.

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We made it through Thanksgiving, and you know what that means! There’s only 15 more days until Alabamians get the chance to show us they are or aren’t who we thought they were!

Greg Dworkin brings us the fight to protect the vote, and the vote to protect the country, as less and less get the chance to make a difference at all. Women make red blue in Virginia.

Senator Jerry Moran knows people want to do something, but thought he should ask some people what that something would be. The rest of the Gop is trying to do what they can before people figure it out. The Religious Right can hardly believe how blessed they have been with Trump. Still, this week is make or break for the Trump Tax bill, and if it fails that can only be… Mitch McConnell’s fault.

Democrats know John Conyers needed to go, but really how much grace does this guy need?

The New York Times learns that it’s impossible to sympathize with Nazi sympathizers without getting a little Nazi on you

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a bureau that protects consumer finances, so why do you think there is a fight over it now?

For a moment, our minds wandered from how dishonest, corrupt, and dislikable Donald Trump is—but just for a moment. Trump is also wrong. At least his dimwit tweeting can be helpful in court. Meanwhile, Investigators have found the first time Donald shows up in the Panama Papers, and about the millionth tie between Russia and Paul Manafort. About a million Russian bots are trying to get net neutrality repealed.

David Waldman takes a look at where the bets are placed in leadership PACs, and follows the money to follow the power in Washington.

 

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Sure, we stuffed ourselves with Trump-Russia stories yesterday. But everyone knows that Thanksgiving is all about the leftovers, and doing it all again the next day.

This time, it’s the stories right at the heart of the issue. Specifically, money laundering, both in “real” estate (for Trump), and… well, God only knows what else (for Manafort). This time, Ivanka’s involved. And how could she not be? Daddy put her to “work” right in the heart of the emerging money laundering capitals of the world. And all for one-tenth of what they said.

Will we finally find out How Hope Hicks Did It?

Plus, listener contributions from Eric Posman and David Raatz!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hiding from relatives? Stuck in traffic? Waiting to listen to Alice’s Restaurant, and need a way to kill time? (Or, if you’re under 4,000 years old and your parents are waiting to listen to Alice’s Restaurant, a way to cover up the noise of killing yourself?)

We've got you covered, with an all-new KITM episode, dedicated to rounding up some of the more esoteric satellite issues in the ongoing Trump-Russia saga.

What even is collusion, anyways? Does it matter, as long as you know it when you see it? Did it happen in Trump Tower in June 2016? In Moscow in June 2017? Since forever and ever? Will anyone even notice anymore? We know one group of people are noticing: the former (and maybe-still) allies of Wikileaks.

Will we ever learn where that oddly pro-Russian Gop platform plank came from? And BTW, WTF with Paul Manfort buying $1 million worth of antique rugs?

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What are you thankful for? Some days you really have to search for something, but today David Waldman has an easy choice.

Ben Spielberg, co-founder of 34justice joined Armando on KITM for an hour-long discussion of the controversial DNC Unity Commission and the proposed reforms going into 2020. The conversation touched on caucuses vs. primariesbinding vs. non binding vs open vs closed vs firehouse caucuses, but the focus was on increasing democracy, fairness and representation, at least on our side of things.

Al Franken had only one responsibility to concentrate upon at the Minnesota State Fair, but lapsed, again, allegedly. Charlie Rose lapsed every which way, and seemingly often. Alabama “Young Republicans” (18 to 40 year olds, so they aren’t Roy Moore’s kind of “young”are deserting him.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster mocked President Trump’s intelligence—how hard can that be? Ezra Cohen-Watnick, removed from his National Security Council post by McMaster, is now working at Oracle, a popular hangout for like minds.

Meanwhile, the Republicans work on passing the opposite of tax reform bill, and Russian bots work to take over the world.

A police suspect kept quoting whole sections of Trump’s upcoming State of the Union speech until interrogators had to evacuate the room.

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Al Franken... 

Roy Moore, who? Fox finally has a 24/7 target that is in office, as do we, because we know we have high standards that we really need to hold ourselves to.

But before we leave, David Waldman has a little retrospective on the Roy Moore saga: Two more women come forward on Moore, and then another two, for a total of what, 8? 9? This still doesn’t account for Roy getting kicked out of the Y. Roy’s wife found 50 pastors to vouch for him, but that was before they heard about the creepy stuff

So, if the plan to “Whatabout JFK Bill Clinton Al Franken?” in order to send Moore into a landslide win falls through, the Gop still has other tricks up their sleeve, including racism

“Trump’s land and hotel deals with the Russians need to be examined!” David has told you time and again. Christopher Steele backs him up on this.

 

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David Waldman unloads the dump truck of our discontent:

So, you know there was another mass shooting... friends, family, gone forever. Donald Trump feels your pain… No, he doesn’t even give AFThoughts and prayers! If you think he can’t get more detached, just wait until the next one.

Donald Trump returns to the US, apparently an Asia fan, but that could be the “heat of the moment”, “only time will tell” who ”the sole survivor” is, uhm...

And yes, there’s more on moron Moore each day…  For instance, when did Roy Moore quit being a pedophile? Greg Dworkin tells us GoOPredators are having second thoughts on Moore. Concerned Republicans would like us to consider the President’s actions—no, no, too soon, back up a few terms maybe. That’s too bad, because Democrats have recent examples of how to handle these things. Why do such nice guys end up molesting children? Not voting Moore in will be easier than expelling him later.

On an upbeat note, Greg brought some happy polls with him. Maybe Trump’s election was a fluke? Right now Donald loses to the no-name brand and even some Democrats people know! Democrats grab the Albuquerque mayoral seat back in a blowout!

Polling shows voters believe Trump will benefit from the Tax plan. Where would they get that idea?Well, if you didn’t have that idea, you haven’t been paying attention to Joan McCarter: Republicans are ditching their rule making it hard to hike people’s taxes, because they’re about to hike people’s taxes. They are trying to slip Obamacare repeal into their tax plan, apparently because it’s too popular. The rush is on to take cut taxes for the rich, cut $25 billion from Medicare, and eliminate the Children’s Health program.

The Constitution is as alive the Supreme Court wants it to be.

Mueller doesn’t have it so tough when criminals clearly label their crimes.

Open carry swords and machetes in starts in Texas today!

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Yes there’s more Moore today, because you deserve more, and Moore deserves it, so David Waldman takes KITM there again.

A fifth woman has come forward to recount, in this case, being sexually assaulted by Moore. People had Roy pegged all along. He was banned from the mall! From restaurants! From the YMCA! Women speaking up can still fear the law, their bosses, actually just about everybody. Roy Moore probably will still win, at least by getting away with it for 40 years. David looks into Powell v. McCormackand how it might or might not be the way the Gop handles the Moore situation.

We are still hearing about even more contacts between Russians and Trump in case anyone thought we didn’t have enough. The Wikileaks/Trump Jr. exchange shows a conspiracy, and that Wikileaks is an absolute fraud. Wikileaks wanted Junior to share stolen info, contest the election and to make Julian Assange ambassador. If only Trump had listened to Chris Christie he wouldn’t be in this mess. 

As if Alabama didn’t have enough problems—ghost hunting speechwriter Brett Talley forgot his wife is chief of staff for White House Counsel Donald McGahn.

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David Waldman welcomes us to Week 43 of Presidential Apprentice. (Let’s hope that it becomes a count down soon.)

Keurig owning Hannity fans think they are owning Liberals. The good news is that there are more and more things for them to buy and destroy to get our attention.

There aren’t any 14 year old girls working in government, but recently Roy Moore has inspired many Republicans to cover their behinds. As Moore and other abuser’s behavior was common knowledge, but without justice, abuse victims would wait decades for them to just get old and die. However, women are coming out all over now, and as expected are being punished for it, including Roy’s accusers.

Greg Dworkin brings us the polls on Alabama, which look good, but expect a lot of people to expose things you’d never want to see in the privacy of their voting booth. Evangelicals are more likely to believe powerful over powerless, men over women, Putin over some Lib. We have had recent successes, but still have plenty of hurdles, from gerrymanders, to racism, etc. to overcome.

Robert Mueller has 17 federal prosecutors on his team, because right now that is what he believes he needs. Watch for that to change. Ivanka and Jared have a lot more money than you, but maybe we should pity them or something? The Gop’s top priority is too make sure Trumps hold on to more billions.

In the history of people, China has never seen Donald Trump. Trump Tower is pretty big, but Sean Spicer just had to go to the floor he should never go to. A Trump judge nominee has never tried a case, but has won approval of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Here is how the White Nationalist communities wreak online havoc and spread propaganda.

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Pour yourself a cup of coffee, find an easy chair, kick back and hit play on today’s KITM. Comfortable? You won’t be soon.

The only way to look at Roy Child Molester Moore’s story is in unflinching detail. Flinching—avoiding those uncomfortable details—is what people like these need you to do, in order to keep abusing. David Waldman cringes, shudders, gags a little, but does not flinch, devoting most of the show to Moore. Steve Bannon admits that journalists work at The Washington Post, while most Republicans go where you, and even they feared they would go. Flake and McCain have some humanity left, and Mitt Romney snaps out of Reek mode for at least a tweet.

There is some more happening in the world, and for you to consider over the weekend:

Trump was offered a handful of women when he was in Russia in 2013. His bodyguard didn’t get any, but might have been out grabbing burgers while Trump was grabbing some.

Hezbollah has decided that Saudi Arabia has declared war on Lebanon.

Icahn haz subpoena.

The Trump voter fraud commission is sued—by one of Its own commissioners.

The Republican tax bill looks like it was written by Donald Trump’s accountants and tax lawyers, too much efficiency to expect from this administration.

And—$30K raised for Juli Briskman, the woman fired for flipping off Trump motorcade!

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Today, join David Waldman and everyone here at KITM in celebrating the anniversary of the day after Tuesday’s election!

Greg Dworkin joins the fun, but eschews effusing exuberantly. Sure, we won big, but why exactly did we? Were we just realigning as expected, or was there a demand for women and minorities, or just some competent governance for once?

The other big winner—Obamacare!

Most Trump voters are staying put, which is OK, as that isn’t enough to win. The suburbs are revolting. This frightens Gopers going into 2018, so maybe they need to dump Trump? Of course Paul Ryan is with the Donald, right at the moment.

The Senate tax plan is different from the House’s but will Trump notice, and would that matter?

Rand Paul knows he’s one of those guys that is so nice and pleasant to be around that you just kind of want to hug him to death. So it just doesn’t make sense to him that someone would assault him over lawn care

Wilbur Ross, a fake Milli-Vanillionaire has ties to Russia, but this isn’t about that, it’s about corruption.

Rex (everything) Tillerson declares war on Hillary Clinton with an army of State Department employees.

Is Lebanon being declared war on?

A Democrat figures out that there is no up side to visiting Fox.

RIP Keith Pickering.

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Ah, a sunny day! The Democratic Party feels kind of like a real party today. Let’s join the KITM celebration:

Greg Dworkin reports on the backlash that Trump earned, and brings us some fun polls that we have earnedKarma rains down on Trumpism far and wideEverywhere, voters send a message to frothing cauldron of Republicans. Young, Democratic, women are getting out and voting for young Democratic women. Trump’s core will remain, as long as Trump trolls, and they’re racist. Some tweets aren’t aging well. Isn’t it time Trump voters reach out to us? For Donald Trump Jr. there’s always tomorrow.

Today is also a great day for catching up on Twitter. Some takes aren’t so hot anymore. The Gop claws come out. Don’t worry about Chris Cillizza, that dude can turn on a dime

Joan McCarter joins David Waldman to share both schadenfreude und mitfreude. Some Democrats won with little help, so congratulations? Did Lee Carter not knock on enough doors, or was he too much of a lefty

Does the House tax bill satisfy Senate rules for avoiding a filibuster?

Trump’s Obamacare sabotage backfires, which means free health care for many! Word must be getting around, as there is a record number of early signups. Still, more than 30 million Americans are in danger of losing healthcare, so the war is not over. Republicans don’t worry about voters when donors are about to quit paying them. Having a future depends on taking care of kids now, but House Republicans pass a sham Children’s Health Bill, putting 9 million kids lives in jeopardy.

Leonard Steven Grasz is rated unqualified by the American Bar Association. Now a fourth Trump judicial nominee, Brett Talley is deemed not qualified.

Also—Maine Governor Paul LePage continues having tantrums.

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David Waldman is out there saving our country from Ed Gillespie, but not before helping you help save our country with today’s KITM:

Wilbur Ross has been lying about being a billionaire for years, but even fake rich guys stash their money on islands. Unfortunately for Ross, the money trail offshore also links him to Putin’s inner circle, and maybe even… Bono.

Carter Page, lowest hanging fruit for anybody investigating almost anything, is telling a lot for someone refusing to talk. Bots were Russia’s first contribution to the Trump campaign.

David continues explaining the Saudi-Lebanon feud, at least as well as anyone can explain it at the moment.

A 50 year old mom of two flipped off Donald Trump, and who amongst us hasn’t? Unfortunately someone figured out a way to fire her. There’s already at least one gofundme page that purports to be raising money for her. (UPDATE: The person behind the page has been in contact with Juli, and all proceeds will go to her!)

Trump will cease extreme vetting for immigrants, because the good immigrants coming in to our country can… nope. David notices fascist costuming on the Texas church shooter before anyone else.

 

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Today’s KITM is so great, it took David Waldman days of labor to complete it. Actually, David had to be somewhere at airtime Monday, so he started recording Friday night and eventually stopped talking Sunday. Unfortunately things just kept happening…

So, people still need to be told that mass shootings in America are a serious problem, even when mass shootings need subcategories to be tracked? Crazy people find that guns make killing quick, easy and fun.

Donald Trump is also mentally ill. You do not need more than his words to gather that he has problems. This trend is intensifying the longer he's in office.

Saudis attempted to stem their prince infestation by capturing about a dozen of them over the weekend. The worst ones always seem to get away. Some rats in the US might finally be trapped: Mike Flynn, both big and little, and Commerce Reptile Wilbur Ross might actually be going down—and why not? What have they done for the Donald lately? Robert Mercer might be too big to throw under a bus, however.

Hundreds of millions of dollars have gone to both Facebook and Twitter from some Russian guy, but money isn’t the only way into social media domination. At least 195 Trump web addresses were hacked by probably less well-off Russians, and hundreds of Trump secret subdomains are even paying to be hosted in Russia. Some Russians created “Jenna Abrams”, who is fake, but got to be a way bigger celebrity than you. Jenna, and fake news couldn’t have achieved their giant success without your help, however.

Montana’s post-truth power couple will get you coming and going.

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Civil War! Stand by for a KITM secret directive to Antifa forces—They do have Zombie Hitler, so we are assured this will be a tough fight but…

Oh, wait. It now seems that David Waldman will be addressing the other civil war—our long-time favorite here—the war of Democrats vs. Democrats.

Armando calls in. Check out what he’s come up with over the last 24 hours—heck, you should follow him and read what he comes up with all the time. Today’s discussion pits the DNC Joint Fundraising Agreement of 2015 vs JFA 2016. Also the DCCC vs the DNC, caucuses vs. primaries, binding vs. non binding vs open vs closed vs firehouse primaries—remember, you can’t exploit the rules if you don’t know them! 

Now, about the Hillary Victory Fund. Daily Kos readers, and especially KITM listeners are blessed with perpetually sensitive minds, immune to numbing by any level of detail. So you should follow along on this thread David and Armando discussed, and then follow up by reading this and this one, which contain new details, ideas and invective. Get it out of your system, then get back to work.

So, if the country isn’t in smoking ruins by the end of the weekend there are interesting races in Virginia, like the one between the pro-racist murder guy, and the guy who isn’t. Probably not good enough of a reason to destroy democracy, or keep the civil war going.

 
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David Waldman continues to lead the KITM resistance from his underground bunker (condo basement): Donald Trump wakes up with a morning rage over Chuck Schumer’s beauty. Chuck is demure, Jeff Flake demurs. Whether the program’s gone or not, Trump wants to get rid of it. The diversity visa program exists because of Republicans. The Irish have had a free ride long enough.

KITM has reported for months and today Greg Dworkin confirms Donald Trump is the Worst. President. Ever. Collusion? You bet. Somehow impeachment still leads over tarring, feathering, and pillorying in most surveys. Sadly, pollsters describe the Trump presidency as “young”. All of our leaders have flaws, Donald Trump’s seem most like Armstrong Custer’s going into the 2018 elections. Trump should not read his Gop troop’s silence as support. Trump’s staff figure he’s guilty anyway.  Speaking of guilt, Paul Manafort had multiple passports and aliases, for some reason.

Unhackthevote.com connects the hubs of the Trump Organization subdomains into Russia.

Opioid-related deaths continue to rise as Congress weakens the DEA’s ability to go after drug distributors.

Joan McCarter rings in Obamacare open enrollment day! Sign up and save! Of course Republicans still plan to strip the middle class of health insurance and cut taxes for the rich, and the Children's Health Insurance program will soon go away completely if not saved soon. The American Bar Association tries to save the US from a future generation of unqualified judges.

 

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David Waldman’s Eleven costume was a bit wasted today, as our long-awaited KITM video link has not yet made it into the World Headquarters renovation budget. Donate!

Armando calls in to talk Papadopoulos, everyone’s new favorite word, is an excellent guy, for… what was that guy’s name again? It seems like only a year ago that Papadopoulos and Trump were talking about stolen emails, but now Donald can barely remember Papadopoulos… Maybe he has something to do with all of those Hillary scandalsPapadopoulos will soon remind Trump of why he never should have hired Jeff Sessions.

Speaking of lying bigoted racists, so is John Kelly. Kelly wants you to know that Robert E. Lee was an honorable man that gave up his country to fight for his… other country. Too bad we couldn’t meet in the middle somewhere, although that seems a little like race traitoring cuck behavior, and Donald Trump prefers Department of Agriculture scientists that aren’t race traitoring cucks.

 

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Have you heard about the federal grand jury indictment against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates? If not, you really should check out Daily Kos, they had quite a bit on that this morning, and so does David Waldman on today’s KITM:

Those joyous bells ringing throughout your town aren’t church bells, they are everyone’s Twitter alerts going off. Paul Manafort is first out of the perp walk gate, and he is not turning out to be the bargain Donald Trump was hoping for. Paul is charged with “Conspiracy Against the United States”, which sounds pretty serious, but Trump warns all this might distract from Chappaquiddick… (Coming soon from those lefties in mass media, btw.) Lesser known, but with a funner name to say out loud, George Papadopoulos will be the one to remember as the Russian collusion arrests pile up. If Greg Dworkin was here he’d tell you the walls are closing in on Trump. Uranium One is not turning out to be the SOMETHING needed to distract you from this. Firing Robert Mueller would be an awful choice for distraction, so bad that we should plan on it.

Local handyman and former elder statesman John Boehner is unchained and has plenty of less formal indictments to issue.

Heroes are emerging in the account of the Niger attack, and loser Trump will have to admit that some day soon.

The two guys over at Whitefish energy are very disappointed that they didn’t get to cash all of the checks before they were bounced off the contract.

The high and mighty continue to fall as sexual harassment hushing up is not so in anymore, and quantitative vs qualitative considerations have become less relevant. It is less cool to be sex and drugs gonzo, unless you are a third shift Russian Troll, then go for it.

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Are you old enough to remember when Friday was the end of the news week? Well, it is the end of the KITM week, but David Waldman isn’t about to let you go for days without something to take with you.

Donald Trump debuts his sequel to Drug Wars: “Just Say No, Too.” China recalls an earlier version.

Armando believes the latest big right-wing whatabout could be a big political opportunity for us. Remember Michael Flynn’s plan to build scores of U.S. nuclear power plants in the Middle East, as a safety measure? And Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, and Steve Bannon’s secret meeting with the King of Jordan?

The Senate voted to kill the rule allowing class-action lawsuits against banks. Pence cast the deciding vote, but so did Bob Corker and Jeff Flake, because after all their umbrage can only go so far.

Whitefish like helicopters almost as much as Blackwater.

Trump was three weeks late on the Russia sanctions deadline, so he eliminated the sanctions office.

Hater of heritage, lover of unrepentant sex Ralph Northam threatens to drag Virginia’s unemployment well below the national level as he fights for election to Governor.

A history of sexual predation inhibits reporting on sex predators.

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David Waldman focuses KITM on one subject today. Sexual harassment is everywhere, we are all connected to it in some way. It’s a scandal that society is complicit in covering up, and many might have even romanticized. Of all of Donald Trump’s disgraces, they are probably the ones he has the biggest chance of escaping

George H.W. Bush told the same magician joke prior to groping women. Unfortunately, he had something up his sleeve. Now five women have accused journalist, “Game Change” co-author, and Trump harassment apologist Mark Halperin of sexual harassment

Justice will catch up to the Donald on this someday, for now at least we have Robert Mueller’s investigation.

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Today, David Waldman packs 6 hours of info into a 2 hour KITM. Hit these links and stand back—it’s like an emergency life raft of insight:

Donald Trump has personally attacked 1 out of 5 standing O Senators, a regular Gop S&M lovefest.

Greg Dworkin can’t find the Republican adults. For the right, rules, laws, and ethics are just hurdles towards the finish line, and outrage is a tool to slow down competitors. Jeff Flake will not be complicit, 10% of the time. Plenty of time to grow morals after the race is over. It is who follows up that counts. Meanwhile, some Democrats pick between purity and winning.

Marc Elias, patriot.

Armando brings more insight, and some inside information, to the Whitefishgate discussion.

Lane Davis—Trump subreddit poster, Milo Yiannopoulos intern, and GamerGate conspiracist advanced his radicalized descent through murder, and now no one likes him anymore.

David counts down the greatest hits of Green Floid.

Remember Merrick Garland? The guy that spent $17.9 million to defeat him probably does.

Once you own an Amazon smart lock and Amazon Cloud Cam, Amazon can own you.

Masculinity poisons everyone. Is it a symptom or cause of capitalism? Toxic hotspots include California, Texaseverywhere. For instance, Scott Brown in New Zealand, and George H. W. Bush, back when he was 89.

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They’re still hammering away at KITM World Headquarters, so David Waldman reroutes us around the construction with a pre-recorded show. Greg Dworkin returns later this week with his latest round-up, and Donald Trump with his dumbass tweets—tomorrow! 

The Trump team rush-delivers condolences to military families, of course some damage can occur during shipping. Donald has a damaged, pathetic personality, which keeps getting worse.

David unrolls an 80 tweet JJ MacNab thread on the evolution of Russian propaganda in US social media. Cambridge Analytica left voter targeting tools online for nearly a year, if Putin knew this he probably wouldn’t have paid for his copy. Vlad shared his Netflix password with his troll minions.

Breitbart wanted to collaborate with the FBI to help catch themselves DDoSing themselves. The UAE planned to rent an army from Blackwater to invade Qatar.

Terrorists run rampant! No, wait—they’re white, nevermind...

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David Waldman gets us all the way to the weekend! Whoo hoo! Too bad it just doesn’t feel like the respite it used to be... The weather’s nice, so Donald Trump at least might shut up and golf.

General John Kelly is a loyal soldier, valuable to a Commander in Chief prone to fragging his own troops. Donald loves the gratitude, but where’s the profit in following through?

Are we missing the untold story on Niger? Maybe not now! At this rate Congress should be subpoenaing Hillary Clinton by Wednesday.

Are we missing the untold story on Trump’s Fake Renoir? Nope, but The Art Institute of Chicago adds an addendum.

Are we missing any other untold stories? Not if you’re listening to KITM

Neil Gorsuch might convince the other eight to retire.

Unapproved Trump nominees are trying to serve in their positions, by obfuscating acting “like” and acting “as” their titles

An presently un-assassinated Putin rival ties Jared Kushner to the Kremlin.

Joan McCarter and Chuck Schumer tell us the Senate just passed “one of the worst budgets Congress has ever passed.” The scamming runs very, very, deep.

Josie Duffy Rice tells us about the myth of the “progressive prosecutor”.

A story best untold—the Gop candidate abducted by “Jesus-like” aliens.

You can eliminate untold stories. Just tell them yourself, and send it to David! Today we listened to a couple:

David Raatz recorded his own article telling us that In an era of stigma and discrimination, undocumented immigrants have strong privacy interests.

Eric Posner takes Hillary Clinton’s book one step further by describing what could have happened, if she was elected President.

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Donald Trump hasn’t hit the bottom yet, he won’t hit it today either, or even tomorrow—Trump will make your head spin, you won’t believe how low he’ll go. Considering the Overton Window is free falling to Hell, yesterday doesn’t look so bad...

David Waldman and Greg Dworkin give us their perspective of our collective plummet: 

Representative Pat Tiberi decides to bail out before impact, Senator Thad Cochran says “Why bother?” 

Donald Trump was lying about no president ever offering financial support to grieving families, but Donald did break ground with stiffing them on the check.

There’s the Trump’s lies about the Gold Star Families, and Trump’s lies about his lying. Trump lies, everybody knows he lies, and America just gets dumber, debating whether he’s a moron or just mentally ill. Fox knows this whole mess is President Hillary Clinton’s fault, while the rest of the media wonders if it might be both Presidents fault equally.

Donald thinks you’re kinda cute when you’re angry—anyhow it beats working on stuff. If the Gop can get their tax cuts, they’ll cut that loony loose. Meanwhile, Democrats work to keep the focus on those cuts. Also, the fight over Obamacare isn’t over.

Back to the Russian invasion: Russian social media influence worked, it was probably also the subject and focus of collusion. Trump personally thanked a fake Twitter account linked to Russia. A pro-Trump Twitter account with massive clout was run by Russian trolls. A Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during election. David revisits how Americans Were Tricked Into Working For Russia. It just isn’t collusion without some great partners—Facebook and Google helped an Anti-Refugee campaign in swing states, and Robert Mercer opened his heart and checkbook to just about every treasonous bigoted Nazi he met.

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KITM World Headquarters renovations continue, but with ninja-like stealth, so as not to interrupt David WaldmanGreg Dworkin and Joan McCarter’s broadcast of the latest crazy.

Which is good, because the crazy’s coming at us fast and hard today—you couldn’t make these stories up! Donald Trump’s hurricane approval rate has dropped. Hurricanes don’t vote, but if Democrats do, 2018 will be a good year. As midterms approach, the Gop’s own words are the Democrats’ best weapon. As they cling to tax cuts, do Republicans know what they signed up for? Trump is poison. He’s a deranged animal that will turn on you in a second. He didn’t call soldier families until he was forced, then he didn’t bother to find out their names.

Trump is a heel that wants you to believe everyone else is. Donald Trump negotiates like a hostage-taker. Fox writes his scripts though. Things were nearly normal for a few hours on Tuesday, but someone reminded Donald of his role, and he got back into character. Obamacare is not dead, but now it’s becoming Trumpcare.

Normal is neck-and-neck with crazy in Alabama.

Maybe pro-wrestling, NASCAR, football, and basketball were getting pretty boring, but thank God for Women’s Tennis.

A second federal judge is blocking Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0. The Army bans green card holders from enlisting, probably breaking federal law.

Your wing-nut friends are whatabouting “Uranium One!” today. Find out about it here. A Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during election, but some were tricked into helping for free.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:55am EST

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Notice to any listeners returning today to listen to the KITM cymbal monkeys, their encore performance has been rescheduled to this Wednesday. Instead, David Waldman discusses Donald Trump’s very best day, which is always yesterday, although just wait until later, today or tomorrow or very soon. Psychiatrists warn the day is coming sooner than some expect.

Televangelist Jim Bakker says Christians will start a civil war if Trump is impeached. Well, some Christians anyway. Don’t make fun of Jim and Donald unless you enjoy being smote. (At least we know who will play Jim in the movie… and Tammy.) How much of a Holocaust denier are you? Take this Scaramucci quiz and find out!

David looks into the story you’ll be hearing a lot more on—Is Donald Trump Installing a Mole in the Mueller Probe?

Armando calls in to make a lonely principled stand on the tax shenanigans, the CBO, and the upcoming finance hearings. Remember when we "had to" slash half as much from Medicare and Medicaid in order to REDUCE the debt?

Jared Kushner might lose the 666 Fifth Ave. property that got him into all his trouble in the first place.

How can we rank the most corrupt in government when contenders keep dropping out and entering the race?

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:42am EST

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There is some sort of racket at KITM today. You can’t stop David Waldman that way—he’ll just crank the tunes and move on.

Greg Dworkin plows through the chaos to bring us the pundit round-up. We are all buried in chaos. After all, chaos, turmoil and havoc is the Trump game plan. Also, for Trump to win, you have to lose, therefore millions will need to be hurt for him to feel victorious. For instance, Trump can’t revive coal, but he is allowing more pollution and death. Trump is emerging victorious over Republicans as their civil war takes its toll. Congress is barely functioning, its to-do list keeps getting longer, but its priority now is just to hold on so Donald Trump is not impeached. The insurgency against Mitch McConnell might fail because Mitch is probably the best they can do, and no one wants the job. Ed Gillespie says “Trump who?”

Jerry Brown’s ethics save Donald Trump’s hide.

As the White House becomes an adult day-care center, the enormously high cost of doing nothing becomes clear for everyone. Donald is given a subpoena for all documents relating to assault allegations. Trump Or Weinstein? Take The Quiz!

The Weinstein company, Fox News, Steve Bannon’s apartment—well financed sex cults. Donald Trump knew all about Donald Trump. For Hollywood producers the hotel room is their office, but the couch is always the destination.

Wilbur Ross shuffles billions so the right people think he’s rich, and the wrong people don’t.

For Facebook, manipulating you is not a feature or a bug, it’s the whole point.

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KITM is not immune to Friday the 13th luck, but nothing David Waldman couldn’t reboot us out of.

Maybe it was all a Russian plot, because as it is turning out, everything is. Russia is using LinkedIn as a tool of war. Russians are manipulating us on Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go. Facebook’s Russian connections are being shown to go deeper with each passing day. Facebook has taken down data and thousands of posts to obscure the reach of Russian disinformationTwitter’s deleted data is potentially crucial to Russia probes. Oh, and Russia’s propaganda campaign infiltrated Instagram, too. Russia recruited YouTubers to bash Hillary over rap beats. Homegrown racists join with the Russians to fight globalism, and brown people.

The gun-packing King of Instagram couldn’t shop out the yellow streak that appeared down his back during the Vegas massacre. An officer on the scene was not a fan.

In a case of indexing gone awry, an elite’s history of pedophile rape is overlooked to gain elite credibility for a story.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:23am EST

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It’s Thursday! Don’t give up—we’ve made it this far and David Waldman and KITM are here to get us to the weekend. It looks like Donald Trump might even make it, even though he hasn’t golfed since Monday and hates every everybody at work.

Greg Dworkin calls in with some freshly rounded-up punditry. Grazing herds of press discover they have permission to tell you that sexual harassment is really bad and maybe Donald Trump is pretty incompetent, but why hasn’t Hillary addressed these issues, and who does she think she is, butting in? Republicans thought Trump would lie like they do, but he showed them! With Trump in office, do scandals matter anymore? Just in case scandals do matter, Trump proposes that people quit talking about them, and while we are at it, let’s take the government out of the USA, beginning with Puerto Rico. Evangelical conservatives remove the morality from Christianity.

Armando reminds us that all consideration of Donald Trump must first note that he is an idiot, mentally ill, and not fit for office. Consideration of Puerto Rico needs to include the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, and Statehood. Bondholders will take your money, Trump will take your praise, Puerto Ricans will remain hungry, thirsty and dying.

Has there ever been a more hypocritical leader in the U.S. Senate than Mitch McConnell?

Camo-wearing white guy places a bomb in a North Carolina airport in order to fight a war on U.S. soil. He is not Muslim enough to worry about.

Congratulations, young ladies! What girl wouldn’t want to move up to being a Boy Scout?

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:24am EST

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David Waldman brings us KITM’s “Trump is a Moron Wednesday,” which though true for all or most of our lives, we usually refer to as “Wednesday.”

Greg Dworkin vanquishes his un-mutable ringtone and doorbell to another room to bring us his round-up. High hopes, or at least some hopes buoyed Trump approval in September, but down he goes again, most importantly in rural America. Trump’s approval dips in every state, though there’s still plenty of loonies.

Greg asks us to think of Trump as Mr. Spock trying to fake emotions—a moronic, infantile, deeply sociopathic Mr. Spock. Everybody, outside and inside of Washington knows this, but why do Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin risk their reputations? Why does Washington act like hostages? Why does Bob Corker stop way short of saying what he really means, but somehow it feels like a revelation to the press? A possible explanation is indexing—the news knowing the score but waiting for someone important to first say it, and then reporting on the quote. 

It turns out that Secretary of State Rex (everything) Tillerson was inspired to call Donald Trump a moron because Trump gave him compelling evidence. Trump asked for a tenfold increase in US nuclear weapons because that’s just his style. We already knew Donald was a moron in that particular meeting, just not an F’ing Moron. Trump now proposes to nuke NBC.

David goes procedural in the second half, with an exploration of blue slips. Mitch McConnell says he’s killing blue slips for judicial nominees, one of the last mechanisms for bipartisanship, as if that’ll happen again.

Israel discovered that you might be a Russian tool, by using a Russian tool. Meanwhile local and state governments continue aiding Russian cyberespionage.

Ryan Zinke went to a ski resort and Alaskan steakhouse on the taxpayer dime, and still people avoid public service careers!

If you feel the need to mansplain how to avoid sexual assault, then maybe Terry Crews can explain a few things to you first.

Today is the exciting conclusion of Paula Apynys 8 part series of “The Domestic Abuse Cycle: A Framework for Our Politics and a Path Forward”.

But wait—there’s more to come! KITM welcomes new correspondents and new stories this week! You can be one too, just let us know!

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:33am EST

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There are so many immense things about Donald Trump, but the immensest is how yuge his IQ is. This is not Donald’s fault—he’d be first to tell you it’s almost impossible to hide an endowment so generous

David Waldman contemplates the vastness of The Donald’s intellect on today’s KITM. Trump’s head is like a broken pressure cooker, but Forbes decided to go and open it anyway. White House aides think their tricks can keep Trump from exploding for just a little while, at least until they finish looting. It is fun to watch Bob Corker play with fire too, but remember: He’s not your friend.

Trump picks up an extra $137K renting golf carts to Secret Service agents.

It is true a Green Beret advised Colin Kaepernick to kneel, rather than sit.

Judge Roy Moore has an outlaw son. Cyrus Vance’s son is a disappointment also.

Guns on campus didn’t work out.

Yay! The good guys are winning as we head into Part 7 of Paula Apynys  “The Domestic Abuse Cycle: A Framework for Our Politics and a Path Forward”.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:28am EST

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David Waldman is out, celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving, Indigenous Peoples Day, and Drive Out to the In-Laws and Help Fix Their Fridge Day. So what are we to do? Nothing! David simply couldn’t resist telling you about the latest news so he recorded a new real KITM to play fake live today. Listen up—if you don’t learn it, you won’t know it.

David takes a long look into how Steve Bannon, Breitbart and Milo Yiannopoulos smuggled Nazi and White Nationalist ideas into the mainstream conversation.

Paula Apynys continues her fascinating, informative, and useful series, now at Part 6:  “The Domestic Abuse Cycle: A Framework for Our Politics and a Path Forward”.

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It’s quiet… too quiet.

David Waldman keeps us informed going into the weekend, maybe we can get there without setting anyone or anything off.

Maybe we should ban guns.

Just three percent of adults own half of America’s guns. A father’s family protection gun destroys his family. Is the use of instant killing machines to kill masses of people really a grave misusage? Actually, bump stocks are useful to assist persons whose hands have limited mobility.

Rich people were supposed to be impervious to corruption, but it seems they like free airplane rides as much as us regular folk.

Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Michigan and Wisconsin, a Russian-linked group was working to amplify political discord, Russian operatives used Facebook retargeting tools to identify American voters susceptible to propaganda, and Facebook cut Russia out of their April report on election influence. So, how guileless is Facebook? Does even Mark Zuckerberg know?

And—Part 5 of Author Paula Apynys’ “The Domestic Abuse Cycle: A Framework for Our Politics and a Path Forward

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:30am EST

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It’s Karma Thursday on KITM and David Waldman is here with guest Greg Dworkin to serve up just desserts: 

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy has zero issue posting his pro-life stance all over the place and no issue asking the woman he had an affair with to have an abortion. Now he’s thinking of spending more time with his family.

The organizer of the Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville, Va might go to jail for perjury.

Elijah Cummings wants to know who’s paying for Kellyanne Conway’s jet trips.

The Trump/Russia/Steele/Pee-pee dossier is now in the hopefully latex-gloved hands of Robert Mueller.

Senator John Thune thinks perhaps you deserve to get shot if you don’t get small.

Turns out Donald Trump is both a dotard and a moron. Trump’s speechwriter used up the “A“ material on his first post-massacre speech, raising the bar for subsequent white on white slaughter addresses. The Gop realizes that now is the time to politicize tragedy. Some Republicans might be open to discussing meaningless gestures—so is David if it eventually leads to something worthwhile. Gop donors are finding less and less worthwhile.  

On the Democratic side things are looking up in Virginia, as Democrat Ralph Northam has a clear lead over Republican Ed Gillespie for governor.

When David and I win the Nobel Prize for Kagro in the Morning, the rules state that we can only pick one more recipient, which is really unfair when you think about it. Nobel Prizes in Science distort the nature of the scientific enterprise, rewrite its history, and overlook many of its most important contributors. Did Jim Watson and Francis Crick steal Rosalind Franklin’s data on the structure of DNA

Who would guess Milburn Pennybags would be a lefty troll? But there he/she was, at the Senate Equifax Hearing.

And—Author Paula Apynys is back to read Part Four of “The Domestic Abuse Cycle: A Framework for our Politics and a Path Forward”!

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:40am EST

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It’s only Wednesday! Turn off your TV, listen to KITM and get away from the cable news perspective for a couple of hours:

David Waldman has been telling us bump-stocks are real, it’s just that they don’t have to be, and that is why gun legislation is tough. Here is a big, but interesting article: How guardians can sell the assets and control the lives of senior citizens without their consent—and reap a profit from it.

Greg Dworkin calls in to discuss the politics of it all. It is not too soon to talk about it—but the Gop does decide it might be too soon to open up the silencer market. It is a great time to work at the local level to end gun violence. (Every sea change is a drop at a time.) It is about time to bring back respect for intelligent debate. It is always time to call Donald Trump a moron. Today Rex (everything) Tillerson thought it might be a good time to call Donald Trump “very smart”.

Our Consoler in Chief—sorry, that’s his job—goes to Las Vegas today to trigger migraines, and to share that email list your aunt sent you after Sandy Hook. At least he’s getting away from those Puerto Ricans, because he hates those guys, as most have noticed recently.

Three years ago Jared and Ivanka could have been privately regretting Donald’s behavior from behind prison bars, but that case just went away. The Trump kids’ ski vacation costs—over $300,000—just went away too.  Donald Trump says we will have to wipe out Puerto Rico’s debt. And by “we”, he always means “they”, except with the wall, then “they” is “we”. We can finally identify one of the largest holders of Puerto Rican debt.

Joan McCarter makes her Wednesday visit. The Las Vegas massacre was only a speed bump in the Republicans’ push to roll back gun laws. All of these hurricanes are ruining healthcare repeal, although some see it as a cue to ruin healthcare even more. Republicans don’t care about the deficit, or accountability. But all is not lost, because a team of Obama administration veterans are stepping up to save Obamacare open enrollment.

As Tom Price moves on to new leaching opportunities, what does that mean for the rest of Trump’s swamp?

Also—Author Paula Apynys returns to read Part Three of “The Domestic Abuse Cycle: A Framework for our Politics and a Path Forward”!

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One Day Later. Welcome back to the fantasy marksman, the “but criminals don’t obey the law” argument, the “evil will always find a way” argument, the “this is all too technical for you” argument, the “We’ll have to look into all of this, someday” government, the “but, what makes this story special, rather than all too common?” media focus, the guy that finds out that bullets really, really hurt, and on and on, etc.  Sure this must seem idiotic to you, but the other side must be doing something right, because almost all of it remains legal, and everything about the situation just keeps getting worse. Steve Bannon warns that if the gun fun does end, it would be the end of everything.

David Waldman takes us away from this dismal, depressing, awfulness to—oh wait... Children forced to hide in a bathroom during shootout at California day care. Now, let’s move on:

Here are three major bombshell Trump/Russia stories you missed yesterday. Actually, not much escapes KITM’s watchful gaze. Listeners already know a lot about Paul Manafort’s private briefings to Oleg Deripaska. Manafort was using Trump as a bargaining chip before the election, the question is did Donald’s value go up after the election?

There is a yet another Kushner private email account, plenty more secrets to come, although you know his risotto could never be as creamy.

Author Paula Apynys returns to read Part Two of “The Domestic Abuse Cycle: A Framework for our Politics and a Path Forward”.

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Doesn’t it seem too soon, or perhaps too late to talk about anything, anymore? Oh hell, let’s go at it: Another guy used unregulated pure evil (made more efficient by 8 assault rifles, and 200 loaded magazines) to kill so many people last night. Check out all of the latest right here.

Greg Dworkin calls in from NewtownConnecticut, site of where the gun control debate was mortally wounded. More shootings will happen, because of course, pure evil

David Waldman and Greg catch up on the failed Trump presidency. As Trump brings the US down to a tweet, he is conquered by photography. Geraldo Rivera only photographs living people in Puerto Rico, therefore no one died. If everyone knew Puerto Rico was completely surrounded by ocean water and was about to have a big hurricane, why didn’t the TV tell Donald Trump? A real crisis comes and Trump can’t handle it. The Donald is not good for medical.

An argument over Puerto Rico ends with a girl shot and her step-father in jail.

Republicans are wise to keep Roy Moore and  his “controversial views” at arms length. Even Roy Moore is smart enough to do that.

Donald Trump reminds you to come on down to the White House—Home of The Craaaaaaaaazzzy Deals!

Author Paula Apynys, aka Paula Writer, aka @PApynys, reads from her latest—“The Domestic Abuse Cycle: A Framework for our Politics and a Path Forward, Part One”!

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:57am EST

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Almost out of month, totally out of week, but chock full of serious contemplations and lots of water (hydrate!David Waldman presents us with plenty to consider over our weekends.

Tom Price-tag regrets your concern about your money that he’s spending, almost as much as he regrets you catching him. Trump’s cabinet loves living large, but don’t they know they’re supposed to milk lobbyists for this money

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and others in the White House used private email accounts and servers to do government business, so the White House will look into that and get back to us about 2 weeks.

Speaking of Hillary Clinton, she wasn’t the only Democrat whose campaign got hacked in 2016. Mark Zuckerberg’s monster has already gotten away from him, and maybe even the Russian government can’t control it. You can’t out fake fake news, it will just eat that and get stronger. Fake news even outwitted Sebastian Gorka, so we might as well all surrender.

Paul Manafort didn’t owe Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, Deripaska owed him for $19 million in American secrets, so there.

Colin Kaepernick started by sitting during national anthems, but was counseled to kneel by veterans. They didn’t have to tell him white people wouldn’t like anything he did. Speaking of inscrutable whites, these western ethnocentrists just hate white nationalists.

Meanwhile, while we fight against Obamacare repeal, two vital programs that serve 18 million Americans are set to expire.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:39am EST

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Settling behind the KITM microphone in his trademark smoking jacket and monogrammed pajamas, David Waldman tipped his yachting cap to Hugh Hefner, who started/fixed/ruined/ended so much.

While Donald Trump is still determining which side of the Hefner debate can be exploited best for him, he decided to fail slower by suspending the Jones Act. Puerto Rico is Trump’s Katrina, according to the general that fixed Bush’s Katrina. A corrupt government can’t respond quickly when it’s so busy taking care of itself. An incompetent government can’t either. Donald Trump’s government is both. Even Trump is skeptical of his tax plan. The “doubled standard deduction” in the GOP tax plan is a lie, in fact the whole point of raising the deduction while abolishing the personal exemption is to screw middle-income itemizers. Really, there is no bill, or a plan, outside of the lies.

The Donald is not fit to be the President. Trump voters blame Mitch McConnell. Trump lies to his cultural base when his fiscal base lies become too complex. This might be a hit with Gimmetarians, but might lose some others. Trump and his party have unleashed forces they cannot control. They are shocked they empowered guys that act and speak like Trump, but actually believe what they are saying. They might even know what they are saying,  or when they will do things, which puts them way ahead of Donald. Why has the US expanded its travel ban to Chad, but removed Sudan? Don’t ask Trump, ask Exxon Mobil.

House Dems ask a federal judge to reject Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Good luck, the Supreme Court is abandoning legitimacy for partisanship.

Russians impersonated real American Muslims to stir chaos on Facebook and Instagram. The alt-Right converts a Christian shooter into a Muslim, because it works for them.

 
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