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The Trump Dump

CNN analyst says Mike Flynn may have a deal with the FBI

A new problem in the neo-confederacy

How Democrats and Republicans feel about the Trump budget

How Trump misled about Obamacare

Virginia federal judge backs Trump's Muslim ban

100 Secret Service agents reportedly needed for Trump family ski trip

Trump still in close touch with his businesses

Word: Trump's budget

Trump budget could end Amtrak in 23 states

Labor nominee Acosta cut deal with billionaire guilty in sex abuse case

The Gorsuch dilemma

GOP wants to rob Medicare to help the wealthy

Government by intentional lethargy

Trump lies, tales & tricks

NY Attorney General hires prosecutor to investigate Trump

Trump Tower apartments hard to sell

Trump's Florida vacations may force Palm Beach to raise its taxes

Trump regime lies of the day

One Direction vs. Trump's direction

Trump could reverse cuts to arts, poor and elderly if he just stayed away from Florida

Staffers scared at the White House

Back story: the alleged Trump phone tapping

Trump doesn't even know how to tie a tie

Trump: A manipulative secular preacher

In court case, Melania Trump argues that she should have gotten rich as First Lady. Law says something different

Psychiatric health experts finding Trump to be mentally ill

A guide to Trump lies since his inauguration

Trump as a 70 year old spoiled child

Woman files defamation suit against Trump over alleged sexual assaults

A guide to Trump lies since his inauguration

Trump makes it harder for low income home owners & first time buyers

34 promises Trump broke on first day in office

Handling Trump lies

Trump invites bigot to pray at his inauguration

For Trump, truth doesn't matter, now his media advisor says his words don't either

Trump celebrates New Year's Eve with ex-felon with mob ties

Some useful hints for handling narcissistic personality disorder

Trump on computers: "I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what’s going on." He also pointed out that computers have "speed" and "a lot of other things."

Trump lies matter (even to archeologists)

A guide to narcissistic personality disorder

Trump cheat sheets

Trump already making private money out of public role

Trump associated businesses have sought hundreds of foreign workers

Trump dump of the week: draining the swamp

Now even Trump admits he's a liar

Trump already has a $32 million conflict of interest

Trump outdid Romney with druggies and alcoholics

Sexual abuse charges in the Trump gang

Truth and lies in the age of Trump

Trump already suppressing protests

A guide to Trump's biggest lies

Trump rally thuggery stats

"I really don’t even know what I mean, because that was a long time ago, and who knows what was in my head.” - Donald Trump, in an interview with NBC News, when asked about a 2002 Howard Stern interview in which he voiced support for the Iraq War. - Political Wir

The real Donald Trump

75% of Trump's claims are lies

The vicious Donald Trump

A guide to stupid Trump tricks

Trump lied in the campaign about four times as much as Clinton

How to deal with the Don con

Trump, the high school bully

Donald Trump's dumbest remarks

Thoughts of Donald Trump

More thoughts of Trump

Trump hasn't voted in a primary since 1989

The guy who attacked Clinton's Goldman Sachs connections has a problem

Trump and the law

How states' attorneys general could take down Trump

Trump strongly backs torture

Trump regime wants to imprison protesters for ten years

Problems with the Trump divestment plan

Trump's law firm ranked as "Russian law firm of the year"

How being appointed by Trump can be a big tax break

When the Trump firm blocked black renters

Stupid Trump tricks: Make burning flag a crime

Trump foundation tax return admits self-dealing

Trump pays $25 million to end fraud suit against Trump U

13 women who claim bad experiences around Trumpt non-whites

University of Utah prof finds grounds to impeach Trump

Trump loses all of his libel suits

Trump's companies have destroyed thousands of emails in defiance of court orders

Trump's hotel opening was illegal

Trump's staff has its own law & order problems

Business

Trump wasn't a real CEO and is running America like a family business

Was Trump really a top student at Wharton School?

Trump Vinyard seeking foreign workers

Trump invited golf club members to his job interviews

Indonesian business partner claims easy access to White House

Court rules Trump's golf course has to pay millions

Trump hit with $2 million suit by DC hotel contractor

The D.C. Trump International Hotel in the Old Post Office lost more than $1 million in net income during its first two months of operation and its revenues were $2 million less than estimates it provided to the General Services Administration,

A subcontractor that worked on Donald Trump’s new luxury Washington, D.C. hotel has filed a lien claiming that the Trump Organization and its construction manager have not paid it almost $2.1 million. That claim, reported Friday by the Washington Post, brings the total in alleged unpaid bills on the Trump International Hotel in D.C. to more than $5 million

Trump companies owe more than $1 billion

Donald Trump’s new Washington hotel, located just blocks from the White House, owes electricians, wood workers and a plumbing and heating business more than $5 million for unpaid labor, according to liens filed against the property with the District of Columbia. The 263-room hotel, located on the historic site of the city’s former main post office, opened in October following a $212 million renovation of the 1899 structure. The liens were filed in November and December, according to public records.

The Trump hotel’s lobby bar has raised its cocktail prices yet again. The cheapest option now is $24, while the most expensive is $100. It’s safe to say the Trump hotel’s Benjamin Bar & Lounge is now the most expensive overall bar in all of Washington

2016

A guide to Trump's $700 million in debt

Trump's DC hotel will be in violation of lease on January 20

Campaign brought in $11 million to Trump businesses

Trump's NBC job is more troublesome than it seems

Trumps live up to promise to take US business out of China. . . Just one little problem

Donald Trump has filed for business bankruptcy four times

America as just another Trump business

Trump's Scottish golf flop

Trump holds interest in Keystone Pipeline company

A third of Trump ventures were flaccid

Trump ditched American steelworkers for business with China

Trump's skill was making money for himself not for his businesses

What it's like to do business with Donald Trump

Trump hit with 3500 law suits alleged non payment of contracts

No Fortune 100 CEO has given to Trump

NY Attorney General called Trump University a "straight up fraud."

Trump projects have received at least $885 million in public subsidies

Trump properties in huge tax scam case

Photo gallery of products from abroad in Trump's new hotel

More Trump funny figures

Trump vs. the law: A case file

A short list of Trump scandals

All in the family: Trump's dad and grandfather

Doing business with Donald Trump

Trump & Co involved in over 4,000 lawsuits

Donald Trump's own line of men's wear, the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, is manufactured in China. -Salon

Thirty law suits that reveal the real Donald Trump

Trump's corporate rap sheet

How Trump has tried (and suceeded) to avoid taxes

Trump's Mafia linked business pal comes to the fore

Trump uses foreign workers for his beach club

Trump declares war against First Amendment


Via Jim Angel

Trump and people

What Trumpoids really think

How Trump treats others. . .

What sort of mob boss is Trump?

Trump wants Nazi approach to Muslims

196 people Trump has insulted and what he has said about them

3 in 4 young black Americans say they’d feel like fleeing the country if Donald Trump is elected

The 282 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter

Trump promises to sue women who accused him of sexual abuse

Trump and the mob

Trump even rips off his own staff

Trump legally censors even volunteers

2015
Trump wants you to spy on your neighbor

Election and transition

Donald Trump’s stunning victory will force the U.S. to confront a series of never-before-seen entanglements over the president’s private business, debts and rocky financial history. No laws prohibit Trump from involving himself in his private company, the Trump Organization, while serving in the highest public office... Trump’s business empire of hotels, golf courses and licensing deals in the U.S. and abroad, some of which have benefited from tax breaks or government subsidies, represents an ethical minefield for a commander-in-chief who would oversee the U.S. budget and foreign relations, some analysts say.

The lobbyists Trump disparaged are now on his team

Donald Trump's pledge to "ban all Muslims" no longer on his website.

Trump: married three times, said lewd things but still got the evangelical vote

Misc

How Trump could work the market as president

The unmentioned aspect of Russia's manipulation of our election

Issues

A few problems with Trump's deregulation plans

The neo-segregationism of Trump

Trump orders random cuts in federal government

Trump is only the leader of this disaster

Trump disagrees with public on many issues

Trump inherits more than 100 court vacancies to fill

Trump says 70% of federal regulations 'can go'

Ivana Trump told Vanity Fair that her then husband had Hitler book by his bed

Trump has come up with only nine policies

Trump's Irag War cover is blown

Abortion

Planned Parenthood has received 50,000 individual donors

Arts

How killing NEA would affect Alabama

Trump's arts defunding would hurt communities

The Trump war against the arts

Cities

What Trump means by "urban renewal"

Civil liberties

Trump wants Christian extremist Sharia law

Climate change

Trump thinks dealing with climate change is "a waste of your money"

Trump launches witchhunt against government climate experts

Trump to emasculate NASA climate change research

Trump is only world leader who doesn't believe in climate change

11 times Trump said climate change was a hoax

Cuba

Priebus; Trump wants to undo Obama's progress with Cuba

Culture

Trump may dump public broadcasting and arts/humanities endowments

Drugs

Trump plans to revive failed federal marijuana enforcement

Economics

Trump has already hurt lower income homeowners

Environment

Pruitt stacking EPA with climate change deniers

Pruitt falsely trivializes impact of carbon dioxide

Trump will work to abolish EPA

Trump freezes all EPA grants

Trump wants to gut environmental rules

Trump formally supports Dakota Access pipeline

Ethnicity

Trump gives boost to white nationalists

Donald Trump: Well, you know, when it comes to racism and racists, I am the least racist person there is. And I think most people would me would tell you that. I am the least racist I've had great relationships. In fact, Randall Pinkett won, as you know, on The Apprentice a little while ago, a couple of years ago. And Randall's been outstanding in every way. So I am the least racist person

FCC

Trump may send your cable and internet bills soaring

Foreign policy

Trump doesn't understand NATO

Trump fine with Israeli apartheid

More than 100,000 visas have been revoked from travelers heading to the US under Donald Trump's travel ban, according to court documents.

Trump threatens to invade Mexico

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition staff “has issued a blanket edict requiring politically appointed ambassadors to leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day… breaking with decades of precedent by declining to provide even the briefest of grace periods,” the New York Times reports.“

Gay

While Trump may be trumpeting racial and gender diversity in his cabinet, literally every appointee Trump has selected up to this point agrees on one thing. All of them are either openly against LGBTQ rights, fund anti-LGBTQ efforts, or support anti-LGBTQ politicians.

Government

Trump censoring government employees

Healthcare

Robbing Medicare to give the rich a tax cut

We had guessed Obamacare repeal would cost about 20,000 lives a year. Mother Jones says it's more like 36,000.

If Trump likes Putin so much why doesn't he support public healthcare

21 million Americans would lose health coverage under Trumpscare

How Trump's healthcare plan would kill 50,000 Americas

Republicans threaten Medicare

Housing

Republicide: The war on housing

Trump plans to slash housing funds

Immigration

61 police chiefs complain about Trump's immigration crackdown

Homeland Security report challenges Trump's Muslim ban

Melania would have been deported if Trump had been president when she arrived...

Trump's anti-immigrant policies threaten real estate market

Trump policies badly hurting tourism

Trump is on this earth thanks to illegal immigration

How the immigration policy Trump praised actually worked

Justice

Trump urges collective punishment - a war crime under Geneva Convention

Stop and frisk: Trump's latest bad idea

Trump calls for fascist style police profiling and roundups

Labor

Trump chooses major critic of minimum wage increase as labor secretary

Trump's labor secretary choice wants machines to replace workers

Donald Trump thinks your wages are too high

The anti-labor plans of Trump and allies

Federal judge rules Trump involved in ripping off union workers

20 million Trump supporters could lose their overtime

Media

Sesame Street's battle against Donald Trump

Trump would suppress free media

Trump bullies media

Mexico

Latest wall estimate nearly twice what Trump said

Trump's Mexico wall will cost about $115 per American taxpayer

Muslim

Federal judge blocks Trump's Muslim ban

How Trump's new Muslim ban is even more dangerous than the first one

Giuliani admits Trump wanted to ban Muslims

Trump exempts Muslim ban for countries where he does business

Let's be fair: Trump doesn't hate all Muslims

Trump would deny full citizenship to Muslims

Donald Trump wants to shut down some mosques

Native Americans

Donald Trump vs. Indians

NASA
Trump to emasculate NASA climate change research

Oil

Trump advisors would privatize Indian lands for oil

Public Works

Why Trump's public works scheme is a fraud

Public works as stealth privatization

Trump wants to turn public works into private profits

Why Trump's public works plan is another con

Russia

Trump's latest saga

Science

Scientists busy copying government data that Trump regime might erase

Seniors

He wants to cut your Social Security

Taxes

Less than 7% of Trump's proposed tax cuts go to middle class; 47% to top 1%

Things wrong with Trump's tax plan

According to the Tax Policy Center analysis of the Trump tax plan, “the highest-income households would receive the largest cuts, both in dollars and as a percentage of income.” People at the bottom of the economic ladder would receive, on average, a $128 tax cut under Trump’s plan, while the top 0.1 percent would take home an extra $1.3 million

Torture

Trump likes waterboarding

Voting

New Hampshire's bipartisan rebuttal of voting fraud claims

War

Secretary of State plays with war less than two months into Trump administration

Trump wants more nuclear arms

Does Donald Trump think nuclear war is inevitable?

Dwight D Eisenhower on Trump's plans to expand the millitary

Why Trump is not to be trusted with nuclear weapons

Women

Trump wants to increase the tax on being a woman

Youth

Trump regime lets debt collectors charge high fees on past due college loans

THE HEALTHCARE BATTLE

GOP Don't Care bill could cost poor families a third of their income

Robbing Medicare to give the rich a tax cut

How GOP Don't Care would harm Medicare

Some key points about the GOP anti-healthcare measure

Trump anti-healthcare update

The GOP healthcare wreck

First Lady suggests people losing healthcare should rely on natural cures

 How to get rid of Trump without impeachment

Trump didn't just happen

A practical guide to resisting Trump's agenda

How the media helped create Donald Trump

Only 40% approve of Trump's performance so far

What Trump supporters think they know

Poll finds Americans trust Trump more than media

If you voted for Trump here are some ways he's conned you

Trump's gang

According to Chuck Schumer, Trump's cabinet has more net worth than the whole bottom third of American citizenry combined

Two more corporate biggies named by Trump

Trump Cabinet's net worth greater than the world's 70 smallest countries

Trump's 17 appointees so far make more money than a third of America combined

F Scott Fitzgerald warned us about Donald Trump and gang

Stephen Bannon

Advertisers dumping Breitbart

The United States and China will fight a war within the next 10 years over islands in the South China Sea, and “there’s no doubt about that”. At the same time, the US will be in another “major” war in the Middle East. Those are the views – nine months ago at least – of one of the most powerful men in Donald Trump’s administration, Steve Bannon, the former head of far-right news website Breitbart who is now chief strategist at the White House.

Trump to get his national security ideas from a right wing extremist rather than military chiefs

Why Steve Bannon admired Lenin

What Trump's close security advisor had to say about Muslims

Trump's chief strategist would like to limit voting to property owners

Trump's strategic advisor deeply prejudiced again

Ken Blackwell

Trump aide: Gays are like petty thieves and fire-setters

Ben Carson

If you need housing under Ben Carson, you better become a doctor

Ben Carson doesn't tell the truth either

Elaine Chao

How Elaine Chao fouled up her last cabinet post

Even the Transportation Secretary to be is a big conflict of interest

David Clark

A guy who's being touted for head of Homeland Security

Jay Clayton, SEC

Trump's SEC pick

Gary Cohn

Trump appointee Cohn a major player in the 2008 financial disaster

Kellyanne Conway

Trump's media voice has history with anti-Muslim, white supremicist groups

Reed Cordish

Trump’s White House adviser - Reed Cordish - runs a real-estate company that’s being sued by black patrons who accuse it of racial discrimination and hiring white men to physically attack and eject them.

Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos' brother helping Chinese military

Some reasons Betsy DeVos as education secretary is a terrible idea

The terrible record of Betsy DeVos

DeVos a shill for church schools

Word: Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos' family’s donations have funded the campaigns of many of the senators now tasked with voting on her nomination, including members of the committee overseeing her confirmation hearing next week.

DeVos' political action committee owes $5 miiilion in long overdue fine

What DeVos did to education in Michigan

DeVos gave to GOP senators who have to approve her nomination

Word: Betsy DeVos

The new education secretary

DeVos sought public funds to subsidize religious schools

Trump names opponent of public schools as Ed Secretary

Myron Ebell

Trump picks leading climate change denier for EPA transition

Michael Flynn

Flynn spreads fakes news

Michael Flynn thinks Islam is a "cancer"

Transition notes: Michael Flynn

Harold Ford

Harold Ford; From Crump to Trump

David Friedman

Trump names Israeli ambassador to the right of Israeli government

Trump's Israel ambassador pick opposes two state solution

Jewish liberals attack Trump's Israel ambasador pick

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich sideline

Rudy Giuliani

Giuliani to advise on cybersecurity

John Gore

Anti-black attorney named to high Justice Department civil rights post

Sabastian Gorka

High ranking Trump official had ties to European neo-fascists

Judge Gorsuch

A really bad Gorsuch decision

Word: Elizabeth Warren on Gorsuch

Gorsuch vs the frozen trucker

Gorsuch wants employers to question job seeking women about plans for children

What Gorsuch was like on campus

Gorsuch was leading right winger at Columbia U

Gorsuch founded his school's "Fascism Forever Club"

About Gorsuch

William Happer

Frontrunner as Trump's science advisor ridicules climate change

Robert Jeffress

Robert Jeffress: Another Christian heretic in the Trump gang

John Kelly

John Kelly still believes in failed drug war

Trump's homeland secuirty nominee supported Gitmo forced feeding

Jared Kuschner

The curious admission of Jared Kushner into Harvard

Mike Lee

Trump's new justice choice thinks child labor laws, Medicare and Society Security are unconstitutional

James Mattis

Trump's "Mad Dog" Secretary of Defense

Mattis raises issue of civilian control of American military

Don McGahn

Trump's counsel key to Citizens United disaster

HR McMaster

New security advisor breaks with Trump

Stephen Miller

More grim facts about Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller as a high schooler

Awful moments of Stephen Miller slammed by Joe Scarborough

About Stephen Miller

Top Trump aide declares him a dictator

Steven Mnuchin, Treasury

New Treasury secretary will serve public from 16000 square foot $12.6 million mansion

Amount of a payment error for which Treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnunchin’s bank once moved to foreclose on a home: $0.27

Trump's treasury pick was chair of company responsible for extraordinary number of foreclosures

Mnuchin headed 'foreclosure machine' that foreclosed on 36,000

Mnuchin already promises a conflict of interest

Stephen Moore

A top economic advisor to Trump on democracy

Mick Mulvaney

Trump's budget director would slash Medicare and Social Security

Mike Pence

Pence likes to repeat himself

Pence's record

Mike Pence on gays in 2000

Pense dense on climate change

Pence wants Christian heretics' myth taught in schools

Pence assembling team of rightwing Christian heretics

How school voucher program worked out in Pence's Indiana: Five years after the program was established, more than half of the state’s voucher recipients have never attended Indiana public schools, meaning that taxpayers are now covering private and religious school tuition for children whose parents had previously footed that bill.

Pence: Who cares about conflicts of interest?

Meet Mike Pence

Trump's veep pick wanted Iraq War

Sonny Perdue

Sonny Perdue on the Civil War

Rick Perry

Some reasons you don't want Perry as Energy Secretary

Rick Perry's academic background

Rick Perry: A climate change denier

Rick Perry could be named to head department he wants to kill

Aiit Pai

FCC to get anti-consumer chair thanks to Trump

Mike Pompeo

Pompeo wants to revive mass surveillance

Trump's CIA pick supports torture

Tom Price

More on the Tom Price war on healthcare

Trump names another cabinet secretary to destroy programs he's meant to run

Erik Prince

Erik Prince, America’s most notorious mercenary, is lurking in the shadows of the incoming Trump administration.

Scott Pruitt

EPA Director-designate Scott Pruitt, as state senator, proposed one of the most onerous anti-abortion laws in the country, and as attorney general, he helped lead the opposition to the recent Department of Education guidelines on transgender students using gender-appropriate bathrooms... Pruitt has repeated the misleading claim that “scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connections to the actions of mankind.”

Scott Pruitt has sued the EPA 13 times as Oklahoma’s attorney general. Pruitt, a climate change denier with close ties to the fossil fuel industry, refers to himself as a “leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda.”

Scott Pruitt opposed cleanup of Chesapeake Bay

Pruitt's EPA lawsuits are really bad

Multi-billionaire energy investor vetted Trump's EPA choices

Andy Puzder (withdrew)

Rachel Maddow reveals what really got Trump worried about Puzder

Trump's proposed labor secretary has a load of labor problems himself

Trump's anti-labor secretary

Trump's labor choice doesn't like worker breaks

Trump chooses major critic of minimum wage increase as labor secretary

Wibur Ross

Trump's heavily conflicted choice for Commerce Secretary

Trump names bankruptcy vulture as Commerce Secretary

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, Attorney General

Jeff Sessions, the US Attorney General, has described marijuana as “only slightly less awful” than heroin.

How Sessions has misused his power in the past

What Sessions used to think about lying

Sessions dumps transgender bathroom protection

Sessions doesn't care much for liberty, even if you're white

During his 20 years in the Senate, Sessions has used his perch on the judiciary committee to block nearly every black candidate for a judgeship in his state.

Jefferson Bauregard Sessions as bad with facts as his boss

Behind the Jeff in Jeff Sessions

How Jeff Sessions Helped Kill Equitable School Funding in Alabama

Sessions thinks 26% of Americans unfit to govern because they don't believe in God

Sessions wobbles on marijuana law enforcement

Some more reasons to reject Sessions

Sessions would consider reviving porn prosecutions

Sessions can' remember whether he got award from the KKK

Sessions' record against voting rights

Deciphering Jeff Sessions

1,226 Law Professors Tell Congress to Dump Jeff Sessions

Questions about Sessions' civil rights cases

Sessions' appointment would be good news for the pending Bayer-Monsanto mega-merger

How Sessions handles the law

Sessions favors anti-Muslim immigration rules

Notes on Sessions

Sean Spicer

 

Spicer invades staffers cellphones

Sean Spicer defends handcuffing a 5-year-old American boy for hours at an airport: "To assume that just because of someone’s age and gender that they don’t pose a threat would be misguided and wrong."

Spicer lies about size of federal government

Rex Tillerson, State

Trump's secretary of state gets $182 million golden parachute from Exxon

Tillerson is director of a US-Russian oil firm hidden in Bahamas

Behind the Tillerson choice

Even Tillerson doesn't like fracking (at least near his home)

Big Russian business pal in lead for Secretary of State

Big Russian business pal in lead for Secretary of State

Ryan Zinke

Donald Trump's choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect's claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world's temperature and human activity is a major reason.

Zinke's votes ranked 3% by League of Conservation Voters