TheWrap Emmy magazine: "We're all feeling unhinged, aren't we?" actress says Steve Pond, provided by Published 11:00 am, Friday, June 1, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Christine Baranski Has a Donald Trump Hangover – and So Does Her ‘Good Fight’ Character 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A version of this interview with Christine Baranski first appeared in The Race Begins issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. More than perhaps any other fictional show on TV, “The Good Fight” not only reflects the era in which we live, it’s every bit as obsessed with the man in the Oval Office as Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah are. The second season has featured episodes on the potential impeachment of Donald Trump and on the possible existence of the much-rumored “pee tape” — but more than that, it has found the lead character of Diane Lockhart, played by Christine Baranski, in a complete … [Read more...] about Christine Baranski Has a Donald Trump Hangover – and So Does Her ‘Good Fight’ Character
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WASHINGTON — Fueled by several agendas, President Donald Trump is stepping up his controversial use of clemency, with a byproduct a potential commutation for imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The political and legal implications for Trump if he does commute Blagojevich’s sentence can’t be considered outside the larger context of the pattern that is developing when it comes to Trump and clemency grants. How Trump is handling pardons and commutations is not normal, perhaps crossing a line and paying little attention to the Justice Department well-established pardon process. Thursday started with a Trump tweet that he will pardon racially inflammatory conservative author Dinesh D’Souza. Later, aboard Air Force One, en route to Houston, at the end of an off-the-record session with reporters, Trump, going on the record, pivoted from remarks about D’Souza to add, “I am seriously thinking about — not pardoning — but I am seriously … [Read more...] about Will Blagojevich be the beneficiary of Donald Trump’s clemency agenda?
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, offered Tuesday that she doesn't currently support the idea of impeaching President Donald Trump, saying she would like Special Counsel Robert Mueller to finish his probe into the Republican leader's actions before considering such an option. The senator, an outspoken critic of Trump who has previously suggested she'd support impeachment efforts, told hosts of "The View" that she doesn't believe Democrats or anyone should push for such proceedings without first seeing the results of Mueller's independent investigation. "I take this very seriously -- this is a serious, constitutional move. ... I'm not there," she said, when Meghan McCain, the daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain, asked if Democrats should call for Trump's impeachment if they win back control of Congress this fall. "Where I am is, that we need this independent investigation without political interference," she said. "That's what we … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren not yet ready to support impeaching President Donald Trump
Eugene Scott, The Washington Post Published 11:51 am, Thursday, May 24, 2018 The Rev. Bernice King - an activist and the daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. - has accused former White House aide Stephen Bannon of "co-opting" her father's legacy to support his nationalist politics. "#SteveBannon has dangerously and erroneously co-opted my father's name, work and words," she tweeted Wednesday. "Bannon's assertion that my father, #MLK, would be proud of Donald Trump wholly ignores Daddy's commitment to people of all races, nationalities, etc. being treated with dignity and respect." Bannon is the latest conservative to point to President Trump as someone who is helping fulfill the dreams of King. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Police find stabbing victim in Terrell Hills San Antonio Express-News Fatal pedestrian crash on San Pedro Jacob Beltran Woman found with gunshot wound to face San Antonio Express-News 3 armed suspects break … [Read more...] about Steve Bannon says Martin Luther King Jr. would be ‘proud’ of Donald Trump. King’s daughter says otherwise.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Fix Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Eugene Scott May 23 at 9:35 AM Email the author Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist to President Trump, speaks at Zofin Palace on May 22, 2018 in Prague. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Former White House aide Steve Bannon is the latest conservative to point to President Trump as one who is helping fulfill the dreams of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In doing so, the nationalist also displays his unfamiliarity with the full range of the civil … [Read more...] about Steve Bannon thinks Martin Luther King Jr. would be ‘proud’ of Donald Trump
He has been president for more than a year — so why is he still holding rallies? By CHARLES HOMANSAPRIL 9, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story It was in the last half-hour of Donald Trump’s speech in Moon Township, Pa., that a sense of what exactly it was that I was watching — what I and everyone else had been watching throughout Trump’s presidency to that point — finally clicked into place with startling clarity. This was in early March, in an unexpectedly pristine hangar by the Pittsburgh airport, its white floor buffed to a shine in which I could make out my reflection. The implicit purpose of the event was to bring some Trump magic to a fellow Republican’s faltering campaign. Moon Township is in Pennsylvania’s 18th District, which Trump won in 2016 by nearly 20 points and where in three days, the Republican state representative Rick Saccone would narrowly lose a special … [Read more...] about The Post-Campaign Campaign of Donald Trump
After watching the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency, Florida voters are deeply divided over his performance. A Florida Atlantic University Poll scheduled for release Wednesday found 41 percent of Florida voters approve and 44 percent disapprove of Trump’s performance, a net negative of 3 percentage points. Bright spots for the president: -- The new poll shows a slight downward trend in Florida voters’ disapproval of his performance. In the last FAU poll, conducted in November, Trump’s performance had 41 percent approval and 47 percent disapproval, a net negative of 6 percentage points. -- He continues to score better in Florida than nationwide. The RealClearPolitcs average of national polls show Trump’s approval at 42 percent and his disapproval of 54 percent, a net negative of 12 percentage points. In November, Trump had a net negative nationally of 17 percentage points. Negatives for the president: -- Four out of 10 Florida voters want to see … [Read more...] about Florida poll shows slight improvement for Donald Trump, but many want him impeached
I am not the first person to point this out: There’s been a cultish quality to President Trump’s most ardent supporters. He seemed to acknowledge the phenomenon when he boasted that he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and not lose voters.Throughout the campaign, and in personal appearances since then, Trump has harnessed the kind of emotional intensity from his base that is more typical of a religious revival meeting than a political rally, complete with ritualized communal chants (“Lock her up!”).As we approach the one-year anniversary of Trump’s election victory, the zeal of some of his followers seems increasingly akin to a full-fledged cult.I use the word “cult” in its pejorative sense, meaning a deeply insular social group bound together by extreme devotion to a charismatic leader. Such groups tend to exhibit a few common characteristics.They are usually formed around an individual whom … [Read more...] about The dangerous cult of Donald Trump
By Jeff Horseman | [email protected], Martin Wisckol | [email protected] and Kevin Modesti | [email protected] | The Press-EnterpriseJanuary 11, 2018 at 5:00 am For several Democrats representing Southern California in Congress, the case for impeaching President Donald Trump already exists. Other Democrats aren’t quite there, preferring to wait for the final report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. And at least one Southern California Republican is more concerned about Mueller than he is about the president. A Southern California News Group survey of the region’s House delegation found diverse answers, mainly split along party lines, to questions about the Mueller probe, Trump’s fitness for office and the extent to which Russian meddling influenced the 2016 presidential election. In all, 18 representatives – 13 Democrats and five Republicans – responded to reporters’ emailed questions. A sixth Republican, Costa Mesa’s Dana Rohrabacher, … [Read more...] about Here’s what Southern California members of Congress said about Donald Trump, Robert Mueller and Russia
Michael Wolff’s new semi-fictional book about the Trump White House has sparked a renewed wave of overwrought speculation about the president’s mental fitness. President Trump punched back that not only is he a successful chief executive, he’s a “very stable genius” to boot. Dilbert creator Scott Adams took the matter a step further by arguing that proclaiming himself a “VSG” was itself a genius Trump move because that will be his “forever name.”Diagnosing the president is something of a cottage industry. Some medical professionals seem willing to ignore codes of conduct such as the American Psychiatric Association’s “Goldwater Rule,” named for a previous Republican politician liberals thought was unfit to serve, that forbid drawing conclusions about the mental fitness of people they have never examined.Yale psychologist Bandy Lee suggests what might be needed is an intervention of the sort where “we contain … [Read more...] about Opinion: Maybe Donald Trump is a very stable genius