Russia

GOP: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

March 5, 2017 theFAULT 0

Parallels abound between the Russian scandal engulfing Republican President Donald Trump and Watergate, the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon four decades ago. But, as Jonathan Freedland writes, there is one important distinction between the two: “Nixon […]

Russia

Trump’s AG Lies About Russian Contacts

March 3, 2017 theFAULT 0

Joan Walsh: “No one should lie under oath, but doing so ought to disqualify an attorney-general nominee from the job. However, that’s essentially what Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted doing Thursday afternoon in a bizarre press conference […]

Trump Lies

A Tale of Two Trumps

March 1, 2017 theFAULT 0

Dan Balz writes in The Washington Post, “The President Trump who spoke to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night bore only passing resemblance to the President Trump who spoke from the Capitol’s West […]

Trump Lies

When in Doubt, Blame Obama

February 28, 2017 theFAULT 0

Republican President Donald Trump, in an interview with Fox News’s “Fox & Friends,” blamed his predecessor for the recent leaks coming out of the White House, and for the raucous crowds at Republican town halls across the […]

Russia

Another Billionaire, Another Russia Connection

February 27, 2017 theFAULT 0

Continuing a pattern, Republican President Donald Trump’s cabinet, in a 2-for-1, has gained a billionaire with Russian connections, according to the Sun-Sentinel. “The Senate on Monday confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump […]

States' Rights

Republicans Seek Federal Overreach on Marijuana

February 25, 2017 theFAULT 0

Paul Armentano: “The Trump administration hinted yesterday of a forthcoming federal crackdown in the eight states that have elected to regulate their marijuana markets,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer: “I think that when you […]

Fascism

For-profit Prisons to Flourish in Trumpland

February 23, 2017 theFAULT 0

According to The Guardian, “The Trump administration has scrapped Barack Obama’s program of ending the justice department’s use of private prisons, embracing an industry that has come under sharp criticism from civil rights advocates.” “The […]

Trump Lies

Trump Nixes Protections for Vulnerable Americans

February 23, 2017 theFAULT 0

NY Times: “President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.” “The consequences of this decision will no doubt be heartbreaking. This isn’t […]

Patriotism

CIA Analyst Resigns Rather Than Serve Under Trump

February 22, 2017 theFAULT 0

In a Washington Post Op-Ed, Edward Price, former Spokesperson for the National Security Council, after announcing his resignation, said “I cannot in good faith serve this administration as an intelligence professional.” Price went on to […]