Author Archives: Jon Ponder

Boehner Unloads on Former Colleagues

“[Rep. Trey] Gowdy — that’s my guy, even though he doesn’t know how to dress. Fuck [Rep. Jim] Jordan. Fuck [former Rep. Jason] Chaffetz. They’re both assholes.”

– Former House Speaker John Boehner, who should know.

Trump Campaign Chair Indicted on 12 Counts

The Hill:

President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort turned himself in to the FBI on Monday after being indicted on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States.

Other counts in the indictment include conspiracy to launder money, false statements and seven counts of failing to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts…

The indictments were reportedly returned by a grand jury on Friday, and were unsealed after the defendents were permitted to surrender themselves, according to a statement from the FBI.

How to Talk to Republicans – Joy Reid Demonstrates

Last week, before the rest of us knew that indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were pending, Fox News and the rest of the Trump media apparatus attempted to deflect attention from the coming bad news by reintroducing the already thoroughly debunked allegation that Hillary Clinton was bribed by Russians in a uranium deal when she was secretary of state.

On Sunday morning, MSNBC’s Joy Reid debated the allegation with Jen Kerns, a reporter for the “Washington Examiner,” a right-wing propaganda sheet.

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Facts Matter

Accuser Subpoenas Donald for Evidence Related to His Alleged Sexual Harassment of Other Women

Attorney Gloria Allred, left, and Summer Zervos, at a news conference in November 2016
Attorney Gloria Allred, left, and Summer Zervos, at a news conference in November 2016

Buzzfeed.com has the scoop. Summer Zervos, a former “Apprentice” candidate who is one of a dozen or so women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, has subpoenaed his 2016 presidential campaign for all documents pertaining to “any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately.”

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Larry Flynt Offers $10 Million for Evidence That Will Support Donald’s Impeachment

“Call it Larry Flynt vs. Donald Trump,” NBC News reports. “The porn tycoon and publisher of ‘Hustler’ magazine on Sunday offered a $10 million bounty for dirt on the president — so long as it leads to his ‘impeachment and removal from office.'”

Poll: Rep. Darrell Issa Down by 10

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Salon: It’s Time to Start Calling Donald What He Is – a Fascist

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At Salon.com, Chauncey DeVega says it’s time to start labeling Donald Trump what he really is — a fascist. “Trump has revealed his core values to the world at almost every opportunity,” DeVega writes. “Yet somehow, too many Americans appear stuck on a treadmill of daily shock at his behavior. It is sad to watch. Why is any of this a surprise? Trump is a crude man. He has never been subtle in terms of sharing his values and beliefs.”

The first step toward any solution is correctly identifying the problem. DeVega points to 20 instances of Trump’s fascistic behavior:

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Donald to Sick Middle-Class and Working People: Drop Dead

Patients receiving free health care at volunteer clinic
Patients receiving free health care at volunteer clinic

In front of a bank of cameras and surrounded by right-wing politicians, Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday that will effectively rescind access to healthcare for millions of middle- and working-class Americans.

Soon afterward, Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi released a statement: “It is a spiteful act of vast, pointless sabotage leveled at working families and the middle class in every corner of America. Make no mistake about it, Trump will try to blame the Affordable Care Act, but this will fall on his back and he will pay the price for it.”

The move came within hours after Donald tweeted similar sentiments about Americans in Puerto Rico.

Axios details the impact of Donald’s demolition of the American healthcare system:

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Donald to Puerto Rico: Drop Dead

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