October 21, 2019
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October 18, 2019
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The Damage Report: October 18, 2019

Fox News’ Andrew Napolitano calls out Donald Trump’s ‘profound violation’. Brett Erlich and Brooke Thomas break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.thedailybeast.com/foxs-judge-napolitano-g7-at-trump-doral-is-as-profound-a-violation-as-one-could-create "Immediately after acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney announced Thursday that President Donald Trump’s Doral golf club will host next year’s G7 summit, Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano declared such a move represents a clear emoluments clause violation. During Thursday’s broadcast of Fox Business Network’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast, eponymous host Neil Cavuto noted that the announcement of the G7 location “is effectively saying the president has given himself this contract.” Pointing out that previous summits in the United States took place at Camp David and Sea Island, Cavuto said the White House is arguing that holding the event at the president’s property is not a violation of the emoluments clause. “I believe the judge has a different notion of that,” Cavuto added, turning to Napolitano." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 7 minutes
Mick Mulvaney’s epic screw up dooms Donald Trump. Brett Erlich and Brooke Thomas break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/10/17/20919430/mulvaney-trump-ukraine-quid-pro-quo-conspiracies "Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney admitted — on camera, in front of reporters, in the White House briefing room — that the Trump administration withheld military aid to Ukraine to get it to investigate absurd, debunked conspiracy theories President Donald Trump believes in. That’s a clear quid pro quo — something the Trump administration has long denied existed. Trump has pushed two Ukraine-related conspiracy theories that have been repeatedly and widely discredited: 1) that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, not Russia; and 2) that a Ukrainian-owned company whisked away a computer server from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to the Eastern European country to cover up that fact. The truth is literally the opposite of all of that: Russia meddled in the 2016 election while favoring Trump; the company the president maligns — CrowdStrike — is headquartered in the US, not Ukraine; and there was never an actual physical server for anyone to take to Ukraine anyway." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 6 minutes
October 17, 2019
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The Damage Report: October 17, 2019

Donald Trump did exactly what he was not suppose to do. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/2019/10/16/20917841/house-republicans-democrats-condemn-trump-action-in-syria "In a bipartisan rebuke to President Donald Trump, the US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning his decision to pull United States troops out of Syria, abandoning US allies in the region as Turkish troops have moved in. The 354-60 vote on the resolution Wednesday was largely symbolic, but it signaled the widespread disapproval among lawmakers for Trump’s latest controversial foreign policy move. It came as fighting continued in northeastern Syria between Turkey and Kurdish fighters, who have been a key US ally in fighting the terror group ISIS. “At President Trump’s hands, American leadership has been laid low, and American foreign policy has become nothing more than a tool to advance his own interests,” said House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel (D-NY), who introduced the resolution. “Today we make clear that the Congress is a coequal branch of government and we want nothing to do with this disastrous policy.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 6 minutes
Remembering the life and legacy of chairman Elijah Cummings. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/17/elijah-cummings-death-key-moments-from-his-career.html "With Rep. Elijah Cummings’ death, Capitol Hill loses a widely respected lawmaker who brought gravitas to his role as a key player in challenging President Donald Trump. The longtime Democratic representative and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform died Thursday at age 68 due to what his office called longstanding health challenges. The lawmaker, who represented major parts of Baltimore and its outskirts since 1996, was seen as an advocate for cutting prescription drug prices, fighting addiction, strengthening gun control and reforming the criminal justice system. Cummings gained more national prominence in recent years, especially in the aftermath of the widely covered death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, in Baltimore Police Department custody. His role as chair of the House Oversight Committee put him in the position of being a major foil to Trump, and in a leading spot in the chamber’s impeachment inquiry into the president." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 11 minutes
Democratic debates ignore attacks on democracy. John Iadarola and Adam Eichen break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/462179-again-dnc-debate-moderators-fail-to-ask-about-democracy-issues "Americans are beyond frustrated with our political system defined by the rich turning their wealth into political influence. And voters across the political spectrum are ready for reform. Unfortunately, some in the media fail to take seriously the legitimacy crisis facing our political institutions. This month’s Democratic presidential primary debate—and the analysis that accompanied it—illustrated as much. Following in the footsteps of NBC and CNN, the ABC News debate moderators did not ask a single question about democracy—nothing about campaign finance, voting rights, or gerrymandering. A few candidates brought up reform unprompted, most notably Andrew Yang, who reframed a question about climate change to explain how progress couldn’t be made until special interest influence was reduced. To do that, he proposed a “democracy dollars” program in which every American citizen would receive $100 in vouchers to donate to eligible candidates." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 5 minutes
October 16, 2019
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The Damage Report: October 16, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Squad endorse Bernie Sanders. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/10/16/20917010/aoc-rashida-tlaib-ilhan-omar-endorse-bernie-sanders-president-2020 "First-term Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders’s candidacy for president. Their backing comes as Sanders is struggling in the polls, and the endorsement of the representatives, all popular with the Democratic base, could help the candidate find new support and reenergize his campaign. Ocasio-Cortez will reportedly officially announce her endorsement of Sanders Saturday at a rally in New York City; his campaign has said the event will include a “special guest,” and the Washington Post reports that guest is the first-term lawmaker. A spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez told the Post, “We’re looking forward to Saturday,” but declined to comment on her plans. Omar, one of Ocasio-Cortez’s closest allies in the House of Representatives and member of a group known as the Squad (which is comprised of Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley), was not so tight-lipped. She tweeted Wednesday that she was “proud to endorse” Sanders and that she was “glad that [Ocasio-Cortez] and [Tlaib] are on board too.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Donald Trump spits in the Kurd’s face. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-says-kurdswho-led-us-fight-against-isisare-no-angels "President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria, saying the Kurds are “not angels,” and Turkey’s invasion is “not our problem.” “If Turkey goes into Syria, it is between Turkey and Syria. It’s not our problem,” he said during a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the White House. “The Kurds know how to fight. As I said, they are not angels.” Trump brushed off Turkey’s invasion of Syria just as Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plan to visit Turkey to urge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to end the conflict. Since the president authorized a withdrawal of troops from northeastern Syria last week, Turkish forces have bombed Kurdish civilians at least three times. Republicans have accused Trump of betraying the U.S. ally, which lost roughly 11,000 troops during the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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John King slammed for his attack on The Squad. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnns-john-king-is-aoc-rashida-tlaib-and-ilhan-omars-endorsement-of-bernie-sanders-too-urban/ "CNN’s Chief National Correspondent John King expressed doubt of the political benefits Bernie Sanders might receive from notable endorsements in a curious way Tuesday night when he asked if the official support from members of “the squad” — all of whom are women of color — might be “too urban.” The conversation came shortly after the sixth Democratic primary debate had just wrapped Tuesday night on CNN, and was pegged to the news that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar were planning to endorse fellow progressive politician Bernie Sanders in his quest for the White House. King first noted that this was certainly good news for the Sanders campaign as these endorsements “will help him,” but in the classic cable news style, he presented the other side of how this endorsement may present a political hindrance by asking rhetorical questions that can be posed by fellow Democratic hopefuls that seemed to undermine the benefits of the endorsement." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 4 minutes
October 15, 2019
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The Damage Report: October 15, 2019

The National Enquirer hid damaging, never-released Trump stories in a safe. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/national-enquirer-allegedly-ordered-staff-to-shred-several-secret-trump-documents/ "American Media, Inc. (AMI), the parent company of the National Enquirer, destroyed various documents related to then-candidate Donald Trump just before he was elected president in 2016, according to an excerpt from a new book by investigative journalist Ronan Farrow. According to Farrow, Dylan Howard, the Enquirer‘s editor in November 2016, demanded that a staff member “get everything out of the safe” and told them “we need to get a shredder down there.” Howard’s order to delete the evidence allegedly occurred the same day that a Wall Street Journal reporter called for comment on how the publication’s parent company paid $150,000 to keep a damaging story about Trump’s extramarital sexual activity from being published. As Law&Crime previously reported, those long gone documents likely included several negative and damaging stories about Trump’s personal life–which were acquired by the tabloid powerhouse in an effort to benefit the candidate’s long shot presidential bid." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 7 minutes
Mark Zuckerberg secretly meets with conservative figures. John Iadarola and Jordan Uhl break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.newsweek.com/deletefacebook-trends-after-report-that-mark-zuckerberg-held-secretive-meetings-conservative-1465165 “On Monday afternoon #DeleteFacebook made a comeback as a Twitter trend after it was revealed that Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg had held informal meetings and off-the-record dinners with conservative journalists, commenters and at least one Republican congressman in a Politico article, including Tucker Carlson and Lindsay Graham. Many in the hashtag either reacted with scorn to the trend or in a supportive manner. "I stopped actively posting on @facebook in 2016 after it was revealed that it helped elect the orange fecal smear. Now #DeleteFacebook seems like the best course of action. Yes, I'm still on IG but I feel it does less to push the trump agenda. Less older white supremacists", said actress Yvette Nicole Brown. Others supported Zuckerberg's dinners. "Don't back down Zuckerburg! You don't have to worry about liberals actually following through with their #DeleteFacebook threats. Not a chance in Hell they can go without harassing people who don't think the same way they do. All social media platforms are safe," said Mary Mariacher." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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How elitism led to Donald Trump. John Iadarola and Joel Stein break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.amazon.com/URL-change/dp/1455591475 "From Thurber finalist and former star TIME columnist Joel Stein comes a "brilliant exploration" (Walter Isaacson) of America's political culture war and a hilarious call to arms for the elite. "I can think of no one more suited to defend elitism than Stein, a funny man with hands as delicate as a baby full of soft-boiled eggs."--Jimmy Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! The night Donald Trump won the presidency, our author Joel Stein, Thurber Prize finalist and former staff writer for Time Magazine, instantly knew why. The main reason wasn't economic anxiety or racism. It was that he was anti-elitist. Hillary Clinton represented Wall Street, academics, policy papers, Davos, international treaties and the people who think they're better than you. People like Joel Stein. Trump represented something far more appealing, which was beating up people like Joel Stein. In a full-throated defense of academia, the mainstream press, medium-rare steak, and civility, Joel Stein fights against populism. He fears a new tribal elite is coming to replace him, one that will fend off expertise of all kinds and send the country hurtling backward to a time of wars, economic stagnation and the well-done steaks doused with ketchup that Trump eats." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 9 minutes
October 14, 2019
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The Damage Report: October 14, 2019

Trump supporter targets TYT and other media organizations in a psychotic video. John Iadarola and Brooke Thomas break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://thehill.com/homenews/media/465646-video-depicting-trump-killing-media-critics-draws-backlash "A video depicting President Trump shooting and stabbing media organizations and some of his most prominent critics drew widespread backlash after The New York Times reported it was played at a conservative conference over the weekend at Trump's Doral resort. Democrats and media organizations warned as the video circulated on YouTube and social media that it could incite further violence, with some calling on Trump to speak out and condemn the clip. "At a conference of Trump supporters, they played a video of our president murdering journalists in a church. Last year, a Trump supporter sent bombs to CNN—and a shooter entered a church yesterday. This video isn’t funny. It will get people killed," tweeted former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. Cindy McCain, the widow of former Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), weighed in after it was reported that the late senator was among those depicted as Trump's victims in the video." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 11 minutes
Bill de Blasio’s human rights atrocity persists with new prison replacement. John Iadarola, Brooke Thomas, and Jimmy Van Bramer break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://queenseagle.com/all/2019/9/30/opinion-building-mega-jails-to-replace-rikers-wont-end-the-prison-industrial-complex "When Mayor de Blasio announced his long-overdue plan to close the Rikers Island jail complex, the concept was to create a new jail system that was "smaller, safer and fairer." Instead, the current jail plan calls for four mega-jails, including a 27-floor building here in Queens. Rikers is a human rights atrocity, but building mega jails won’t solve the problem. At a time when we should be ending the jail and prison industrial complex, this proposal will invest ten billion dollars right back into the system. It’s a waste. The city’s crime rate continues to decrease dramatically, with fewer than 7,000 people held on Rikers; way down from more than 20,000 in the nineties. So why are we spending billions of dollars to build sky-high cages stacked on top of each other? It’s also personal for me. My older brother was arrested several times as a teenager for small burglaries. We were poor and scrambled to cobble together enough money to spare him from a night in Rikers. We always came up short, and as a consequence, he was shipped off for a few days each time. The trauma of being locked up in such a horrific place changed him. For a troubled kid involved in non-violent, petty criminal activity, incarceration did not help: it set him back." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Bill Maher interviews Amy Klobuchar to bash progressives. John Iadarola and Brooke Thomas break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/amy-klobuchar-attacks-kamala-harris-bernie-sanders-and-elizabeth-warren-on-bill-maher-show/ “Minnesota Senator and presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar took shots at Democratic primary rivals like Senators Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren during an interview with Bill Maher, in a possible preview of next week’s CNN debate. On Friday night’s edition of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Senator Klobuchar talked about needing a “viral moment” to catch fire in the primaries, and Maher said “I don’t know if those moments are so great, I mean, Kamala Harris had moments, and she’s not doing too good. You know?” “You’re right,” Klobuchar said, and added “I think that moments work when they are, actually happen, that people don’t manufacture them.” Klobuchar was referencing Harris’ exchange with former Vice President Joe Biden on the subject of busing. She then contrasted that moment with her own questioning of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who later had to apologize for asking Klobuchar if she had ever blacked out from drinking." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 8 minutes
October 11, 2019
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The Damage Report: October 11, 2019

Joe Biden’s inappropriate ‘coming out’ moment. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/10/joe-bidens-weird-gay-acting-cnn-lgbtq-town-hall.html "Joe Biden started his spiel at Thursday’s Democratic presidential town hall on LGBTQ issues with a disclaimer. All the candidates support LGBTQ rights, Biden warned, so there wouldn’t be much space between their positions. Any difference between the candidates, he said, would be in their “degree of emotional concern.” To prove the depth of his own emotional concern for queer people, Biden decided to act like one. He flirted with multiple men, joked that he was about to come out as gay, and at one point, clasped Anderson Cooper on the shoulder and mimed giving him a kiss. If you weren’t watching the town hall, you probably think I’m joking right now. I assure you, I am not. I expected Biden to say some nice things about Title IX, the Equality Act, and hate crimes legislation, then call it a night. I did not expect to see the former vice president try to show off his ally bona fides by telling a well-dressed audience member he looked like he’d “just stepped out of Gentlemen’s Quarterly” as the man stepped up to ask a question about racial health disparities." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Elizabeth Warren dunks on marriage equality haters at LGBTQ+ town hall. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/10/politics/warren-jokes-at-lgbtq-town-hall/index.html "(CNN)Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren was met with loud applause at CNN's LGBTQ Town Hall in Los Angeles on Thursday when she joked about a potential faith-based argument against same-sex marriages. Morgan Cox, chair of the Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors, asked the Massachusetts senator how she would respond if an "old-fashioned" supporter told her that they believe marriage is between one man and one woman. "I'm going to assume it is a guy who said that," Warren started. "And I'm going to say, 'Well, then just marry one woman. I'm cool with that.'" She then paused and shrugged before finishing her joke -- "Assuming you can find one" -- with a deadpan delivery that sent the crowd into loud applause. Warren later reflected on how faith influences many people's beliefs towards the LGBTQ community, including her own, and recited the first song she remembers learning as a child in Oklahoma." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Donald Trump goes off in a wild rant against Rep. Ilhan Omar at his MN rally. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-goes-off-on-furious-screed-against-rep-omar-at-mn-rally-im-very-angry-at-you-people-for-electing-her/ "President Donald Trump went off on a wild screed against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at a rally in her home state. Speaking at the Target Center in Minneapolis Thursday night, Trump ripped the congresswoman, and mockingly slammed Minnesotans for putting her in office. “I know the people of Minnesota. I want to tell you, and I also at the same time — it’s both a question and a statement — how the hell did that ever happen!?” Trump said — referring to Omars election. “How did it happen?” He added, “How do you have such a person representing you in Minnesota? I’m very angry at you people right now.” The president went on to smear Omar as an “American-hating socialist,” and alluded to several controversial remarks previously made by the congresswoman. Trump later referred to her as being part of “AOC plus three,” a clear indication that he plans to put Omar, as well as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) front-and-center in the run-up to the 2020 election." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 9 minutes
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary challenger defends the rich. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://riverdalepress.com/stories/cabrera-its-hard-to-be-rich,63018 "Councilman Fernando Cabrera can’t seem to get away from one video that some of his opponents believe endorse the death penalty for homosexuals in some countries. But now there’s a new video one of Cabrera’s primary opponents is circulating, which he claims show’s Cabrera’s insensitivity to the poor. “Do you know it’s harder being rich than being poor?” Cabrera said to a church congregation in a video obtained by Paste magazine. “Millionaire people, they have a lot of stuff to worry about, more stuff to manage. It’s really they got there because of their ability to handle more pressure. Every CEO and every president got in there and stay there because of their ability to handle pressure. They had increased their capacity. “You know why your boss pays you what he pays you? Because of your capacity.” The comments, according to primary candidate Randy Abreu, was at the New Life Outreach International Religious Center where he serves as a senior pastor." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 4 minutes
October 10, 2019
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The Damage Report: October 10, 2019

Rudy Giuliani's henchmen have been arrested in connection to the Trump Ukraine scandal. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-10-09/trump-urged-top-aide-to-help-giuliani-client-facing-doj-charges?__twitter_impression=true "President Donald Trump pressed then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to help persuade the Justice Department to drop a criminal case against an Iranian-Turkish gold trader who was a client of Rudy Giuliani, according to three people familiar with the 2017 meeting in the Oval Office. Tillerson refused, arguing it would constitute interference in an ongoing investigation of the trader, Reza Zarrab, according to the people. They said other participants in the Oval Office were shocked by the request. Tillerson immediately repeated his objections to then-Chief of Staff John Kelly in a hallway conversation just outside the Oval Office, emphasizing that the request would be illegal. Neither episode has been previously reported, and all of the people spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the conversations. The White House declined to comment. Kelly and Tillerson declined to comment via representatives. Another person familiar with the matter said the Justice Department never considered dropping the criminal case. Zarrab was being prosecuted in federal court in New York at the time on charges of evading U.S. sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program. He had hired former Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Giuliani, who has said he reached out repeatedly to U.S. officials to seek a diplomatic solution for his client outside the courts." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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AOC brilliantly destroys right-wing trolls. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/10/aoc-slams-story-criticizing-her-price-her-hairstyle/3928926002/ "WASHINGTON – Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. shot back after a story in the conservative Washington Times criticized her for a "high-dollar hairdo." "40 million Americans live in poverty under today’s extreme inequality, yet the right-wing want you to blame Democratic socialism for their own moral failures. Our policies, like Medicare for All, advance prosperity for working people," wrote Ocasio-Cortez. "They're just mad we look good doing it," she added, with the hair-flip emoji. She later tweeted another response to the story with criticism of Vice President Mike Pence's stay at a Trump Organization-owned resort in Ireland. "Won’t you look at that: Mike Pence used *taxpayer funds* - not personal ones - to spend several thousand haircuts’ worth of public money on a visit to Trump golf courses. I wonder if Republicans care about corruption as much as they care about a woman’s cut & color," she wrote. " #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Donald Trump’s embarrassing history fail. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-gets-pilloried-after-dismissing-kurds-for-not-helping-u-s-at-normandy-most-disgusting-disgraceful-thing-hes-ever-said/ "President Donald Trump offered a bizarre defense for his abrupt decision to pull back US forces from northern Syria and expose our Kurdish allies to attack from the Turkish military, citing the Kurds absence from the Normandy invasion 75 years ago as a reason for abandoning them. “The Kurds are fighting for their land, just so you understand, they’re fighting for their land,” Trump said at a White House event on Wednesday. “And as somebody wrote in a very, very powerful article today, they didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us with Normandy, as an example, they mention names of different battles. But they’re there to help us with their land.” The US allied with Kurdish militias to fight the terror caliphate, ISIS, not merely to “help them with their land.” Currently, nearly 10,000 ISIS fighters are being held prisoner by the Kurds, but if Turkish forces overrun the Kurds in northern Syria, there is a risk these ISIS fighters could escape." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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October 9, 2019
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The Damage Report: October 9, 2019

Donald Trump says pass to the impeachment inquiry. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/10/8/20905469/white-house-letter-democrats-impeachment-inquiry “The Trump White House is refusing to participate in the House’s impeachment inquiry, the administration announced in a strongly worded letter to House Democrats Tuesday evening. The letter, from White House counsel Pat Cipollone, reads more like a political document than a legal one. It claims Democrats are violating President Donald Trump’s right to due process, as well as violating “the Constitution, the rule of law, and every past precedent,” with their inquiry, and suggests the inquiry is politically motivated and seeks to nullify the results of the 2016 election. “Put simply, you seek to overturn the results of the 2016 election and deprive the American people of the President they have freely chosen,” Cipollone wrote. “Many Democrats now apparently view impeachment not only as a means to undo the democratic results of the last election, but as a strategy to influence the next election, which is barely more than a year away.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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October 8, 2019
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The Damage Report: October 8, 2019

Ellen DeGeneres defends friendship with George W. Bush. John Iadarola and Emma Vigeland break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-ellen-degeneres-defends-herself-over-outrage-she-sat-with-george-w-bush-were-all-differentweve-forgotten-that-thats-ok/ "Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres posted a video on Twitter that both poked fun and seriously addressed the Internet outrage ignited after she sat next to former Republican President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys game this past weekend. Video of DeGeneres and Bush — both of whom attended with their spouses — talking and laughing together in the Cowboys owner suite quickly went viral, and prompted many liberals to condemn her friendly behavior toward the former president. The gay magazine, The Advocate, added fuel to the fire by publishing a stinging commentary that called out DeGeneres for cozying up to a president who fear-mongered over gay marriage as part of his 2004 re-election strategy. DeGeneres, who gave her remarks to a studio audience at her Ellen Show, started off her by providing the back story behind her invitation to the Cowboys game, by the owner’s daughter, Charlotte Jones." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Donald Trump is seeking a new safe space. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.axios.com/trump-breitbart-fox-news-impeachment-2020-f3f94f8b-a09c-4f68-bc24-92973859a812.html "With the exception of a small band of true believers like Sean Hannity and Judge Jeanine Pirro, President Trump has grown disillusioned with Fox News and often complains the network doesn't have his back. Why it matters: Trump still watches Fox religiously, but he views such wobbliness as a particular problem during tough times like impeachment, sources close to him say. Into this breach has stepped more fervently loyal outlets, like Breitbart News. The website, often led by its Washington editor Matt Boyle and editor-in-chief Alex Marlow, has gone into 24-7 campaign mode against Trump's impeachment. A representative Breitbart headline: "While Democrats pursue impeachment, President Trump builds impressive record of accomplishments." The president has been lapping up Breitbart's coverage — to such an extent that "Saturday Night Live" made fun of Trumpworld's Breitbart habit in their cold open last night. In a meeting with Mike Pence, Rudy Giuliani pulls out a "Breitbart Office Poll" that "says 121% of people want Biden impeached." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Donald Trump blocks key witness, Ambassador Sondland, from testifying in the Ukraine investigation. John Iadarola and Emma Vigeland break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.npr.org/2019/10/08/768200323/trump-administration-blocks-ambassadors-testimony-a-key-witness-in-ukraine-scand "The Trump administration has blocked Gordon Sondland, President Trump's ambassador to the European Union, from testifying before Congress on Tuesday. Sondland has been a key figure in the widening Ukraine scandal involving the president, members of his Cabinet and high-ranking diplomats. "Early this morning, the U.S. Department of State directed Ambassador Gordon Sondland not to appear today for his scheduled transcribed interview before the U.S. House of Representatives Joint Committee," the law firm representing Sondland said in a statement. "Ambassador Sondland had previously agreed to appear voluntarily today, without the need for a subpoena, in order to answer the Committee's questions on an expedited basis. As the sitting U.S. Ambassador to the EU and employee of the State Department, Ambassador Sondland is required to follow the Department's direction.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Donald Trump backstabs a critical US ally. John Iadarola and Emma Vigeland break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://theintercept.com/2019/10/07/fox-news-in-disarray-as-hosts-struggle-to-digest-trumps-betrayal-of-the-syrian-kurds/ "DONALD TRUMP’S LATE-NIGHT decision to abandon the Syrian Kurds who helped the United States destroy the Islamic State caliphate in Syria prompted a rare outburst of dissent on Monday on the president’s favorite television program, “Fox and Friends.” The news of Trump’s complete reversal of his pledge in June to defend the Kurds from a threatened Turkish invasion of their enclave in northern Syria outraged one of the president’s most die-hard boosters, Fox host Brian Kilmeade. “What a disaster, I mean, the president’s statement through Stephanie Grisham is, you know, ‘We defeated the caliphate, the caliphate’s destroyed.’ We would not have done that without the Kurds, who did all of our fighting,” Kilmeade said to his stunned co-hosts on the morning show. “Now we’re saying, ‘OK Turks, go wipe them out or force them out.’ What kind of message is that to the next ally that wants to side with us?” he asked." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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China cancels South Park. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywaq3g/after-a-south-park-censorship-episode-china-deleted-the-entire-show-from-the-web "South Park landed in hot water with the Chinese government last Wednesday after airing an episode called "Band in China" that called out Hollywood for bending to Chinese censorship rules. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Chinese government is confirming that their block-hand is indeed strong by deleting every episode of the show from the internet in China. In the episode, Randy goes to China in hopes of expanding his marijuana business. He ends up getting detained in a prison camp, where he encounters other Disney and Marvel cartoon characters like Winnie the Pooh. (The Pooh cameo is a reference to the Chinese government's actual crackdown on social media images and Winnie-the-Pooh franchise movies that started in 2017 after critics compared President Xi Jinping to the honey-loving bear.) Meanwhile, the rest of the South Park crew, not in China, gets frustrated as a movie about their new metal band keeps changing direction to fit Chinese standards." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Mainstream media covers for Trump, helping him evade justice. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediamatters.org/trump-impeachment-inquiry/media-outlets-uncritically-quote-trumps-unhinged-accusation-treason "Headlines from some mainstream news outlets uncritically repeated President Donald Trump’s absurd accusation that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) are guilty of “Treason.” Trump tweeted the incendiary claim amid an impeachment inquiry that Pelosi launched after a whistleblower complaint accused the president of urging Ukraine’s leader to investigate a political rival. Late Sunday night, Trump wrote on Twitter that Pelosi and Schiff (D-CA) were “guilty” of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and even Treason.” Trump also accused Schiff of treason on September 30 after the congressman parodied Trump’s phone call to the Ukrainian president during a congressional hearing. In the most recent tweets, Trump claimed Pelosi was guilty of treason because she knew of Schiff’s “lies and massive frauds perpetrated upon Congress and the American people.” Trump was referring, in part, to the reports that the whistleblower had contacted an aide on the intelligence committee who had counseled them to lodge a formal complaint with the Intelligence Community inspector general. Though Schiff hadn’t disclosed the aide’s initial contact with the whistleblower until media reported on it, many have pointed out that the action of the oversight committee staff member is standard practice." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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