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Enjoy This Video of Donald’s Fans Waving Russian Flags at CPAC

Donald Trump’s fans apparently have no idea what Russia’s flag looks like. Their ignorance allowed them to be punked by a pair of resistance activists from Americans Take Action, who gave the white, blue and red striped flags to attendees at the conservative conclave CAPC last week:

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CNN: Banning News Organizations from White House Briefings Is ‘Un-American’

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Donald Sinks to 38% Approval in Gallup Daily Tracking Poll – 30 Days into His Presidency

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Good news: People have caught on. Bad news: Donald will be even more determined to start a war in hope that, like Bush did in 2003, he’ll gain approval as a war-time president.

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What Did the So-Called President Know – And When Did He Know It?

White House Counsel Donald McGahn
White House Counsel Donald McGahn

In his resignation letter released last night, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said he was quitting his post because he had “inadvertently” lied to Mike Pence about whether he’d discussed Pres.Obama’s sanctions against Russia in a phone call with the Russian ambassador in a phone call in December.

From the administration that gave us “alternate facts,” now we have inadvertent lies.

But there’s much more to this story — and what lies beneath what is publicly known now could have devastating consequences for Donald Trump:

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White House Aide: Donald’s Powers ‘Will Not Be Questioned’

On “Face the Nation” on Sunday, White House aide Stephen Miller gave America a taste of things to come:

The end result of this, though, is that our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.

Watch the reaction from the cast of “Morning Joe” above.

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A Message from Germany, the New Leader of the Free World

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HuffPost Headline: ‘Trump Loses Uber Allies’

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It’s a start but we’re sticking with Lyft.

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Enumerati

New Government Rule: Presidents Get to Charge More for Memberships at Their Resorts

$200,000

The new initiation fee to join the Mar-a-Lago resort owned by Donald Trump and designated the “Winter White House.” The fee, which is double the pre-presidency rate, was announced shortly after Trump’s election in November and took effect Jan. 1. It includes the chance to mingle with president, and Trump advertised the resort by tweeting a photograph of himself seated at a desk there which he claimed depicted him writing his inauguratory address.

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Beyond Fact Checking: Why Trump’s Lies Are Beside the Point

handheartIf you have noted — and possibly pointed out to a Trump supporter — that his press secretary, Sean Spicer, was lying when he said Trump’s inauguration drew the broadest audience in history, period, then Trump has you right where he wants you. Bloomberg columnist Tyler Cowen explains why focusing on facts ignores what’s really going on, and the real reasons Trump’s staff is lying.

Cowen points out that some hardened leaders use loyalty tests that ask their followers to go against conscience. Spicer and Kellyanne Conway are passing their loyalty tests with flying colors.

Trump isn’t lying in hopes you’ll believe his version of things. The real reasons are much worse.

By requiring subordinates to speak untruths, a leader can undercut their independent standing…That makes those individuals grow more dependent on the leader and less likely to mount independent rebellions against the structure of command. Promoting such chains of lies is a classic tactic when a leader distrusts his subordinates…and it is part of the same worldview that leads Trump to rely so heavily on family members.

But there’s even more to it than that.

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America First, the Netherlands Second?

Holy crap, this is funny. Watch this Dutch satire show’s video (fake news?) that shows the rest of the world hears the Donald exactly the same way we do.