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Trump’s Base Is a ‘Cult’ That May Never Be Deprogrammed: Report

On Saturday, The Daily Beast’s Kelly Weill posted an analysis of President Donald Trump’s base, and what their recent behavior, which “experts say resembles a cult or totalitarianism,” says about the country’s political health. “Trump has long stoked bigoted grievances among his followers, but the Greenville rally saw him act as a more overt radicalizer than ever before,” wrote Weill. “And with a portion of Trump’s fanbase now openly clamoring for the physical removal of several prominent Democrats of color, experts are questioning whether the country can repair the damage...
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School District Threatens Parents Their Children May Be Put in Foster Care Over Unpaid Lunch Bills

A Luzerne County, Pennsylvania school district is under fire for sending letters to parents who owe money for their children’s lunches. The letters threaten that if the bills remain unpaid their children could be removed from their homes and placed in foster care. “Your child has been sent to school every day without money and without breakfast and/or lunch. This is a failure to provide your child with proper nutrition and you can be sent to Dependency Court for neglecting your child’s right to food,” the letter reads, as NBC...
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Far Right Wing House Republicans Pressuring Amazon to End Recent Ban on Ex-Gay Torture Books

In an astonishing act of federal government overreach into the private sector a far right wing group of House Republicans are working to force Amazon to end its recent ban on ex-gay torture books. Amazon earlier this month stopped selling the books, primarily authored by quack psychotherapist Joseph Nicolosi, that focus on so-called reparative therapy, the practice of which is illegal in a growing number of states. VICE News reports the Republican Study Committee “issued a handout during a private meeting in the Capitol Wednesday asking members to ‘contact Amazon with...
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Watch: Trump Calls Racist ‘Send Her Back’ Chanters ‘Incredible Patriots’

President Donald Trump may have tried to seem like he was distancing himself from the racist “send her back!” chants that erupted at his North Carolina re-election rally, but Friday afternoon he embraced the supporters who gave voice to his thoughts. “Those people in North Carolina, that stadium was packed, it was a record crowd, and I could have filled it ten times, as you know,” Trump falsely told reporters from the Oval Office. There were less than 8000 people in the stadium. “Those are incredible people, those are incredible...
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Bragging That ‘Discrimination Is No Longer Tolerated in Texas’ Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Surrounded by still-wrapped Chick-fil-A sandwiches, soda cups, supporters, and a small cow with the words “eat mor chikin” on its side, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott Thursday evening told reporters that “discrimination Is no longer tolerated in Texas.” He then signed a bill that not only allows but enables anti-LGBT discrimination. “No business should be discriminated against simply because its owners gave to a church, the Salvation Army, or to any other religious organization,” Gov. Abbott, apparently under the impression he represents businesses and not people, preached. Today I signed the ⁦@ChickfilA⁩...
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Trump Launches Insane Rant Slamming ‘Crazed’ Media Coverage After He Lied About ‘Send Her Back!’

President Donald Trump basked in the 13 seconds of glory his days-long attacks on four progressive Democratic Congresswomen earned him: a penultimate fascistic racist screed, chants of “Send her back! Send her back!” from his supporters at a campaign re-election rally some compared to Nuremberg. After watching massive coverage and massive outrage – and even mild rebukes from a few members of his own party, Trump sat in the Oval Office, next to young Special Olympic athletes, and lied to reporters. “I was not happy with it — I disagree...
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Trump Nominates Anti-Labor Anti-Regulation Lawyer Who Calls Ergonomics ‘Junk Science’ to be Labor Secretary

President Donald Trump’s pick to become his third Secretary of Labor (fourth if you count Acting Secretaries) is well-known in Washington, D.C. as an anti-labor lawyer who is an expert at suing the federal government to eliminate regulations. Eugene Scalia, who also happens to be the son (and one of nine children) of the late, far right Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, is the President’s latest nominee. ….working with labor and everyone else. He will be a great member of an Administration that has done more in the first 2...
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