April 18, 2019
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Details from the infamous 'Trump Tower Meeting' have been released in the Mueller Report. 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.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/mueller-report-no-evidence-trump-knew-about-trump-tower-meeting-n995816 "Special counsel Robert Mueller's office "found no documentary evidence" that showed President Donald Trump knew about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between top campaign officials and a Kremlin-connected lawyer ahead of time, according to his redacted report released Thursday. Trump, Mueller's redacted report reveals, became aware of the emails arranging the meeting between his son Donald Trump Jr., then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, son-in-law Jared Kushner, and the Russian attorney, by June 2017. The president sought to keep those emails secret, according to the report, though once it became clear the meeting would become public knowledge, Trump dictated a misleading statement to the press, which the report notes doesn't constitute obstruction of justice. "According to written answers submitted by President Trump, he has no recollection of learning of the meeting at the time, and the Office found no documentary evidence showing that he was made aware of the meeting — or its Russian connection — before it occurred," Mueller wrote in his report." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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What is in the redacted parts of the Mueller Report? 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.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/opinion/mueller-report-barr.html "The schedule for Thursday said there was a news conference by the attorney general. But there was no news to share, and William Barr behaved more like the president’s defense attorney than the nation’s top law-enforcement officer. Releasing a censored version of the report compiled by the special counsel Robert Mueller is an important first step toward a full public accounting of what happened during the 2016 election, when the Russian government tampered with American democracy and saw its favored candidate win the White House. The Mueller report described Russian election interference as “sweeping and systematic.” But the Trump administration — based on its pattern of dishonest conduct in office — simply cannot be trusted to be straight with the nation about what parts of the report need to remain concealed from public view. At the very least, Republicans and Democrats in Congress deserve and are right to demand to see the full and entirely unredacted evidence amassed by Mr. Mueller and his team, which runs to more than 400 pages (exclusive of tables and appendices)." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Did Trump commit obstruction of 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.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/18/18484947/mueller-report-obstruction-of-justice-summary "Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report contains 10 instances where President Donald Trump potentially committed obstruction of justice. Now that the report has been released, we know what they are. Perhaps most explosively, Mueller said in the report that Trump’s “efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests.” In a press conference ahead of the report’s release on Thursday, Attorney General William Barr pointed to 10 specific episodes Mueller investigated for obstruction. Though Barr did not disclose what they were, we now know they include Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, his attempts to get former Attorney General Jeff Sessions involved in the investigation, and Trump’s call to then-White House counsel Don McGahn to direct him to get Mueller removed. Barr also said Thursday morning that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “disagreed with some of the special counsel’s legal theories and felt that some of the episodes examined did not amount to obstruction as a matter of law,” but that wasn’t the only factor in their decision-making. Democrats have already said they’d like to hear from Mueller himself on the report, and the debate about whether these should have amounted to a crime is likely only beginning." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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The largest nurses union in the country agrees we need medicare-for-all now! John Iadarola and Deborah Burger 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.citizensvoice.com/news/sanders-talks-health-care-in-speech-to-local-nurses-1.2470570 PLAINS TWP. — Hundreds of nurses were “feeling the Bern” Monday at Mohegan Sun Pocono. "Before U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate from Vermont, started speaking, the crowd was chanting “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!” Then during a 20-minute speech at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, Sanders talked about his Medicare for All plan to the delight of the crowd. “How unacceptable is it that every single year we are losing tens of thousands of Americans — you have seen it, I have seen it — tens of thousands of Americans who are dying unnecessarily because they don’t get the medical care they need when they need it. That is not something that should be allowed to continue in this country,” Sanders said. “So I believe — as I think most of you do — that health care is a human right, not a privilege.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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We already knew ocean plastic was bad but it's actually much worse. 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.cnn.com/2019/04/16/health/ocean-plastic-study-scn/index.html "(CNN) If you're sad when you see stories about dead whales washing ashore with dozens of pounds of plastic in their bellies or feel guilty when you forget to bring your reusable bags to the grocery store, there's a good reason. The amount of plastic that's been dumped into the ocean has been increasing, according to a new study, and the problem will probably get worse. Scientists call plastic litter "one of this generation's key environmental challenges" because it is a persistent pollution that hurts wildlife, the ocean itself and might hurt humans. Many stories and studies have focused on microplastic, the smaller stuff that plastic items like bottles, toothbrushes and shopping bags get broken into by ocean currents and exposure to ultraviolet light. The new study, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, finds that there's been a significant increase in macroplastic pollution, too: entire plastic bags, plastic fishing gear and other items." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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April 17, 2019
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Fox News is shook by how popular Bernie is. 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.theguardian.com/us-news/commentisfree/2019/apr/16/bernie-sanders-appeal-cheering-fox-news "Bernie Sanders was supposed to be deep behind enemy lines on Monday night. He was in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for a live town hall, hosted by Fox News, a network “not everyone thought [he] should come on”. It was a resounding success, and a reminder that Bernie, not Trump, can actually rally together a majority of Americans. The Fox News moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum didn’t figure that out at first. Early on Baier asked those in the audience with employer-sponsored health insurance to raise their hands. Then he asked those among them who would be willing to switch to government-run health insurance to raise their hands. The hands stayed up, the crowd cheered. Bernie Sanders didn’t shift his rhetoric to the right to accommodate his hosts, or what many would assume to be the preconceptions of his audience. Instead, he was simply Bernie. Straightforward, honest and pivoting brilliantly to his strongest talking points." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Trump can't stop tweeting about Bernie all of a sudden. 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.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-fox-news-bernie-sanders-town-hall-823303/ "On Monday night, Fox News hosted a town hall with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. It may not have gone the way the network was expecting. Sanders was generally well received by the studio audience, which even cheered when host Bret Baier asked them if they supported Medicare-for-All, the all-inclusive healthcare plan for which Sanders has long advocated. President Trump seemed confused, tweeting Tuesday morning about how “weird” it was that “Crazy Bernie” appeared on his favorite network. “Not surprisingly, @BretBaier and the ‘audience’ was so smiley and nice,” Trump wrote. The president couldn’t seem to get the appearance out of his head Tuesday night. In the span of 30 minutes, he claimed there were actually a bunch of Trump fans outside the previous night’s town hall; railed against the tax returns Sanders released on Monday (the Trump administration appears poised to break the law in an effort to keep the president’s returns from going public); and predicted that the Democratic primary will come down to a race between “Crazy Bernie Sanders” and “Sleepy Joe Biden.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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A secret report reveals Saudi incompetence and widespread use of US and French weapons in the Yemen war. John Iadarola and The Intercept's Alex Emmons 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/2019/04/15/saudi-weapons-yemen-us-france/ "SINCE THE BRUTAL murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi last October, Congress has increasingly pressured the Trump administration to stop backing the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen and halt U.S. arms sales to Riyadh. In response, President Donald Trump has repeatedly said that if the U.S. does not sell weapons to the Saudis, they will turn to U.S. adversaries to supply their arsenals. “I don’t like the concept of stopping an investment of $110 billion into the United States,” Trump told reporters in October, referring to a collection of intent letters signed with the Saudis in the early months of his presidency. “You know what they are going to do? They’re going to take that money and spend it in Russia or China or someplace else.” But a highly classified document produced by the French Directorate of Military Intelligence shows that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are overwhelmingly dependent on Western-produced weapon systems to wage their devastating war in Yemen. Many of the systems listed are only compatible with munitions, spare parts, and communications systems produced in NATO countries, meaning that the Saudis and UAE would have to replace large portions of their arsenals to continue with Russian or Chinese weapons." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Tucker Carlson gets REALLY weird about Pete Buttigieg. 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://splinternews.com/heres-tucker-carlson-getting-really-freaky-talking-abou-1834106437 Good morning, are y’all ready for some freaky shit? Because here comes Tucker Carlson comparing Pete Buttigieg to... stew. Tucker led into his Buttigieg monologue last night with an extended, vaguely homophobic analogy about the American news media moving on from Beto O’Rourke for the “younger, hotter” Buttigieg. Sure, fine. Characterizing politics as a romantic relationship is nothing new. You know what is new though? Whatever this is. “They want to consume him, like a hearty stew,” Carlson the goblin said. “Every last drop of Buttigieg, yum.” Shortly before this, Tucker seized on Nicolle Wallace saying Buttigieg is “chicken soup for my soul,” which, yeah, is weird in its own right (but also surprisingly apt, as the Chicken Soup books she’s referencing are basically Buttigieg as a candidate: lukewarm, vaguely Christian slog that makes people feel warm and fuzzy inside). Here’s the full clip; the Stewigieg comments are about two minutes in, after which Tucker segues seamlessly into attacking Bernie Sanders and making California Rep. Eric Swalwell into a comin’ fer yer guns bogeyman. (Swalwell is running on an aggressive gun control platform.)" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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April 16, 2019
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Hosts: John Iadarola   Guests: Ken Klippenstein
Elizabeth Warren has laid out a detailed plan to combat climate change. 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.huffpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-public-lands-policy_n_5cb4776ae4b0ffefe3b3a639 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday unveiled a vision to put America’s public lands to work in the fight against climate change, vowing to ban new fossil fuel leases and dramatically boost renewable energy on federal lands and waters. The proposal is a rebuke of President Donald Trump, whose record on public lands includes offering up millions of federal acres for oil and gas leasing, some for as little as $1.50 per acre, proposing to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore drilling, and leading the largest rollback of national monuments in U.S. history. “The Trump Administration is busy selling off our public lands to the oil, gas and coal industries for pennies on the dollar, threatening the health and safety of our local communities and pouring an accelerant on our climate crisis,” Warren said in an email statement. “We can’t allow corporations to pillage our public lands and leave taxpayers to clean up the mess.” If elected, the Massachusetts senator promised to issue an immediate executive order imposing a moratorium on new oil, gas and coal leases, both on federal land and offshore. The policy would set a goal of generating 10% of the nation’s power from renewables on public land, a nearly tenfold increase from today. Warren, who has a 99% lifetime score from environmental group League of Conservation Voters, appears to be the first presidential contender to outline a detailed public lands policy. The proposal comes ahead of a three-state campaign tour this week that includes stops in South Carolina, Colorado and Utah, where Warren is likely to push the initiative. “It’s not enough to end our public lands’ contribution to climate change,” Warren wrote in an announcement on Medium. “We have an enormous opportunity to make them a part of the climate solution, and for both economic and environmental reasons, we should take it.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Trump is doubling down on his tweets against Ilhan Omar despite the threats to her life. 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/2019/4/16/18395065/trump-ilhan-omar-death-threats "Days after he posted an edited video to Twitter trying to link Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to the 9/11 attacks, President Donald Trump made it through a Tax Day business roundtable in the first-term Congress member home state on Monday without mentioning her. Afterward, however, Trump told a local reporter he had no regrets about his incendiary, misleading, and dangerous tweet — even though she’s faced death threats from his supporters. During a brief interview, Tom Hauser — a political reporter from KSTP TV, a local channel owned by Republican megadonor Stanley Hubbard — noted to Trump that his video tweet “has led to direct threats on [Omar’s] life. Any second thoughts about that tweet and the way it was produced and put together?” “No, not at all,” Trump replied. He then went on to use a series of dog whistles about Omar, who in January became one of the country’s first Muslim congresswomen. “Look, she’s been very disrespectful to this country. She’s been very disrespectful, frankly, to Israel. She is somebody that doesn’t really understand life, real life. What it’s all about,” Trump said. “It’s unfortunate. She’s got a way about her that’s very, very bad, I think, for our country. I think she’s extremely unpatriotic and extremely disrespectful to our country.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Is Trump threatened by Bernie Sanders? John Iadarola and Ken Klippenstein 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/2019/4/16/18410572/trump-fox-news-bernie-sanders-town-hall "President Donald Trump is far from thrilled about the fact his favorite television station broadcast a Bernie Sanders town hall on Monday evening — one in which Sanders repeatedly laid into him and called him “dangerous.” On Tuesday morning, Trump — who regularly live-tweets Fox News shows, programming that almost always covers him favorably — bemoaned the Fox News event featuring one of the 2020 Democratic frontrunners, and notably used the pronoun “we” while decrying the network’s recent move to hire former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile as a contributor. “So weird to watch Crazy Bernie on @FoxNews,” Trump tweeted. “Not surprisingly, @BretBaier and the ‘audience’ was so smiley and nice. Very strange, and now we have @donnabrazile?” While it’s unclear exactly what Trump meant with his use of “we,” the pronoun aptly characterizes the symbiotic relationship he enjoys with a cable network that since his inauguration has veered ever closer to serving as a form of state TV for his administration. Trump promotes Fox News, and network personalities (with some exceptions, including most notably Shep Smith) defend him. But that dynamic was interrupted on Monday evening by Sanders, who is starkly opposed to Trump across a range of policy issues, but whose white working-class base overlaps with the Trump fans who make up Fox News’ core audience these days." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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April 15, 2019
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Ilhan Omar says that she is receiving an increased number of death threats since Trump has tweeted about her. 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.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/04/ilhan-omar/586993/ "When the ideological left engages in what is variously denigrated as “political correctness,” virtue-signaling, performative wokeness, or “social-justice warrior” cry-bullying, many on the right find it easy to spot the flaws in those modes of discourse. But that discernment vanishes when the populist right indulges in the same vices (even as progressives become unusually attuned to their downsides). Last month, Representative Ilhan Omar attended a banquet hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, where she delivered remarks for roughly 20 minutes. A major theme was prejudice against Muslims. “Here’s the truth,” she said. “For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen. Frankly, I’m tired of it. And every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it. CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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April 12, 2019
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Bernie Sanders has announced when he will release his tax returns. 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.cnn.com/2019/04/09/politics/bernie-sanders-millionaire-tax-returns/index.html "Washington (CNN) Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday he's a millionaire -- which will be confirmed when he releases 10 years of tax returns in the coming days. The Democratic presidential candidate made no apologies for his growing nest egg; in an interview with The New York Times, he said, "I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too." The details of how Sanders became a millionaire will come to light when he releases his tax returns. Campaign manager Faiz Shakir told CNN Sanders' returns will be made public "on or before" Monday, the tax filing deadline for 2018. The Vermont independent has repeatedly promised to release the information "soon." On Tuesday, Shakir said, "It will be done before the tax filing date is over. To my perspective, that is soon. I appreciate that there's been a lot of concerns that have been raised by a number of people but this will soon be over." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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April 9, 2019
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Trump is telling law enforcement officers to break the law. 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.esquire.com/news-politics/a27085926/president-trump-border-patrol-asylum-immigration/ "We're through the looking glass now, but in theory the president's job, as head of the Executive Branch, is to execute the laws passed by Congress. Presidents from both sides of the aisle, including Barack Obama, have stretched this interpretation and expanded executive power over the years. But nobody has shown such outright disdain for the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution as Donald Trump, American president. While Obama issued some borderline-constitutional executive orders, Trump has gone at the law head-on. After Congress refused to exercise its Article II powers to allocate funding for the Big, Beautiful Wall, the president declared a phony national emergency and tried to seize the funds. This was a direct assault on the Constitution, and a nakedly authoritarian power grab. At the press conference announcing the declaration, Trump admitted he did not actually need to declare an emergency, he just wanted to speed things up. This is not how anything works. But this week brought news that Trump has decided to get more direct still. According to CNN's Jake Tapper, the president moseyed on down to the border on Friday and had an intriguing message for Border Patrol officials there." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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The effect Fox News has on people is terrifying and tragic. 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: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/04/i-gathered-stories-of-people-transformed-by-fox-news.html "It was somewhere around the 100th response that my brain turned to mush. Last week, I devoted an installment of my newsletter Welcome to Hell World to a dozen stories from people who, like me, had close relationships that had been strained or ruined by family members who’d become obsessed with Fox News. No matter where the stories came from they all featured a few familiar beats: A loved one seemed to have changed over time. Maybe that person was already somewhat conservative to start. Maybe they were apolitical. But at one point or another, they sat down in front of Fox News, found some kind of deep, addictive comfort in the anger and paranoia, and became a different person — someone difficult, if not impossible, to spend time with. The fallout led to failed marriages and estranged parental relationships. For at least one person, it marks the final memory he’ll ever have of his father: “When I found my dad dead in his armchair, fucking Fox News was on the TV,” this reader told me. “It’s likely the last thing he saw. I hate what that channel and conservative talk radio did to my funny, compassionate dad. He spent the last years of his life increasingly angry, bigoted, and paranoid.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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April 8, 2019
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Trump's DHS Secretary is stepping down. 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.cbsnews.com/news/kirstjen-nielsen-resigning-dhs-secretary-expected-to-offer-resignation-today-live-updates-2019-04-07/ "Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen abruptly resigned Sunday, as the president continues to fume over continued illegal border crossings. CBS News first reported Nielsen's impending departure, which Mr. Trump confirmed in a tweet after a 5 p.m. meeting with Nielsen at the White House. Nielsen spoke out for the first time since announcing her resignation outside her house Monday afternoon, telling reporters there is a "humanitarian crisis" at the border and emphasizing the need to address that. Her resignation is effective Wednesday, although Nielsen didn't leave her home in Virginia until early Monday afternoon. "I don't have any new announcements. I just want to thank the president again for the tremendous opportunity to serve this country. I'm forever grateful and proud of the men and women of DHS who work so hard every day to execute their missions and support the homeland," she told reporters outside her home on Monday, taking no questions. "As you know, DHS has a vast array of missions. I want to make sure that we execute them all with excellence through the transition. I share the president's goal of securing the border." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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The establishment media is attempting to defend Kirstjen Nielsen' and her legacy. 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.vox.com/2019/4/7/18299585/kirstjen-nielsen-trump-dhs-homeland-security-resign-secretary-new "Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned Sunday night after a relatively short tenure as arguably the most aggressive secretary in the department’s short history — a stint that will most likely be remembered for the “zero tolerance” prosecution policy of late spring and early summer 2018 that resulted in the separation of thousands of families attempting to cross at the US-Mexico border. But having the most hawkish DHS secretary in memory appears to not have been enough for Trump, who is enraged over the number of Central American families and asylum seekers coming into the United States. Trump’s ongoing anger already led to the abrupt withdrawal of the nomination of acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Ron Vitiello on Thursday night. Friday morning, the president told reporters that he wanted to go in a “tougher direction.” Nielsen resigned after a conversation with the president Sunday afternoon, making clear that the “tougher direction” is extending to a new DHS secretary. Kevin McAleenan, the head of Customs and Border Protection, will serve as acting DHS secretary until a formal successor is nominated." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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A volunteer was banned from a Memphis DMV for assisting people in getting IDs. John Iadarola, Brooke Thomas, and Spread The Vote's Kat Calvin 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.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2019/04/03/memphis-dmv-office-project-id-worker-banned-viral-tweet/3352167002/ Calvin's social media post drew outrage and eventually led Shelby County Clerk Wanda Halbert's office to call a press conference where officials disputed the account of the ID advocates. Shaundra Jones, 42, is a field agent for Project ID, a group that focuses on individuals experiencing homelessness, as a lack of a photo ID is often a barrier to housing and employment. "On Tuesday afternoon, Jones headed to the DMV branch on Washington Avenue. "I planned to meet 10 clients, but word of mouth made that number jump to 18," said Jones, who also said she frequents community events and is approached or contacted regularly by people who need help with the cost of getting their ID. Jones said she was in line when people began to talk to her about the services that Project ID offers. Jones told individuals that she could meet them outside so they could sign a waiver, a mandatory document that must be signed before Project ID can help." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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A Trump supporter has been charged after threatening to assassinate Ilhan Omar. 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.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/7/18299172/trump-ilhan-omar-anti-semitism-jewish-republicans President Donald Trump sought to drive a wedge between Jewish voters and the Democratic Party on Saturday by reigniting allegations of anti-Semitism against Rep. Ilhan Omar — just hours after one of his supporters was charged for threatening to kill her. "Speaking before the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual convention in Las Vegas on Saturday, Trump referenced a weeks-old controversy involving Omar, a first-term Democrat from Minnesota and one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress. In February, Omar alleged on Twitter that pro-Israel sentiment in Washington was being bought by pro-Israel lobbyists. Her remarks prompted politicians from both parties to condemn her remarks, with some labeling them as anti-Semitic. The Congress member later apologized for her tweets. On Saturday, Trump gave Omar a back-handed compliment about the dust-up. “Special thanks to Rep. Omar of Minnesota,” the president said. “Oh, I almost forgot. She doesn’t like Israel ... I’m so sorry!”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Bernie Sanders wants to expand voting rights to people who are currently in prison. 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.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/8/18300305/bernie-sanders-prisoners-felony-voting-rights "Bernie Sanders over the weekend said that more states should let people with felony records vote while they’re in prison, Kevin Hardy reported for the Des Moines Register. “I think that is absolutely the direction we should go,” Sanders said during a town hall in Muscatine, Iowa, on Saturday, after he was asked if people should be allowed to vote from prison. Sanders’s home state of Vermont, which he represents as a US senator, is one of two that lets people vote while they’re in prison. Most states prohibit people from voting while they’re in prison, on parole, or on probation. And two — including Iowa, where Sanders was speaking — bar people with felony convictions from voting even after they’ve completed their prison, parole, or probation sentences. “You’re paying a price, you committed a crime, you’re in jail. That’s bad,” Sanders said. “But you’re still living in American society and you have a right to vote. I believe in that, yes, I do.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Bernie Sanders went on The Daily Show and give the reason why he's going on Fox News. 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.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/04/05/bernie_sanders_important_to_speak_to_viewers_of_fox_news.html "Senator Bernie Sanders joined "The Daily Show" with Trevor Noah to discuss his emergence as the 2020 Democratic presidential frontrunner, the field of candidates, and his town hall next week on FOX News. TREVOR NOAH: You are really connecting with so many groups; young people, people of color. And now what is really interesting to me is it recently came out that you have decided to do a FOX News town hall even though the DNC made a decision to not go with FOX News for any of the debates. You're breaking with that line of thinking. Some would say what are you doing with FOX News, they're not a legitimate news organization. So what are you doing there? BERNIE SANDERS: Trust me, I know FOX News. I know who they are and I know what role they are playing. However, in the last campaign, I did a town meeting with a fellow named Bret Baier, who did it very fairly. He did it straightforwardly. Believe me, we went over the ground rules beforehand and they kept their word. To me, it is important to distinguish "FOX News" from the many millions of people who watch Fox News. And I think it is important to talk to those people and say, you know what? I know that many of you voted for Donald Trump, but he lied to you. He told you, for example, he was going to provide health care to all people, now he wants to throw 30 million people off the health care that they had. He told you that he was going to give tax reform that would not benefit the wealthy. 83% of the benefits go to the top 1%. I think it is important to talk to Trump supporters and explain to them to what degree he has betrayed the working class of this country and lied during his campaign." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Trevor Noah asked Bernie Sanders if the time of old white men is over. 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/culture/2019/04/trevor-noah-bernie-sanders-interview-daily-show.html "In a topsy-turvy Democratic race packed with new, diverse presidential candidates, one familiar face has risen to frontrunner status: Senator Bernie Sanders. But when the liberal favorite sat down with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show Thursday, the host posed a question that’s been on many voters’ minds: “Some people have said, alright, you have a diverse field, but it feels like the frontrunners are still old white men,” Noah said, referring to Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to announce his candidacy. “Isn’t this a time for you guys to step aside?” After a quick joke in response to calling him old, Sanders replied, “I think the American people have to make that decision, nobody else makes it. But I think it is appropriate for people to say, ‘OK, who has been talking about this issue when? Who had the courage to go forward and at what time?’” He continued, “It’s important not to look at just personalities. I think, in American politics, in general, we do too much of that.” Sanders followed up his answer with a rundown of his mission, pointing out that, while many of his ideas are now considered mainstream, he was among the radical first to fight for them. “What we need to do is focus on a progressive agenda,” he said. “I’m proud of the fact that I have been a leader in fighting for that agenda for a long time.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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How do we stop the GOP from breaking health care even further? John Iadarola and Rep. Jamie Raskin 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://newsradiowrva.radio.com/articles/ap-news/dems-see-opening-focus-healthcare "WASHINGTON (AP) — An exuberant President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the special counsel's Russia probe, even as Democrats pressed insistently for Robert Mueller's full report and Justice Department officials said more information could be released in "weeks, not months." Trump strode into a high-spirited gathering of Senate Republicans, flanked by party leaders, saying the attorney general's weekend summary of Mueller's report "could not have been better." GOP senators applauded his arrival, and he celebrated what he called his "clean bill of health." But challenges are ahead for both the Republicans and the Democrats who hope to deny Trump re-election next year. Both parties are readjusting their aims and strategies in the post-probe landscape, pivoting to health care and other issues that are more important for many voters, even with Mueller's full findings still unknown. At House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's own closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday, she urged rank-and-file Democrats to "be calm" and focus on the policy promises of health care, jobs and oversight of the administration that helped propel them to the House majority last fall." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Do facts matter anymore? John Iadarola and author William Davies 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.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/24/nervous-states-how-feeling-took-over-the-world-william-davies-review "When Michael Gove announced before the Brexit vote that the British public had had enough of experts, he was thought to have introduced something new and shocking into our politics. As his interviewer Faisal Islam responded incredulously at the time, Gove sounded like an “Oxbridge Trump”. Davies’s book wants to give us a sense of perspective on this feeling of outrage. We shouldn’t really be so shocked, because what Gove said is at some basic level true: the claim to expertise is deeply alienating to many people. And for that reason it is nothing new – the battle between the experts and their critics has been going on for centuries. Davies traces it back to the 17th century and to two key developments in the evolution of modern politics: the attempt to distinguish reason from emotion and the desire to separate out war from peace. A peaceful politics built on reason created the space for expertise to flourish, including the birth of modern science and the launch of learned societies to champion its cause. Experts depend on stable politics to make their case – if everyone is fighting no one has time to listen to what the boffins are saying – and stable politics depends on the authority of the state. The problem is that these categories can quickly get jumbled up. Experts start to present themselves as the ultimate authorities and to view their specialist knowledge as the voice of reason. Instead of politics making expertise possible, experts come to assume that they are the ones making politics possible. That arrogance is what alienates people, and it helps to undermine the basic distinction between reason and emotion on which modern politics depends. It makes us feel bad." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Do Democrats in the House support Medicare-for-all? 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://newsradiowrva.radio.com/articles/ap-news/dems-see-opening-focus-healthcare "WASHINGTON (AP) — An exuberant President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the special counsel's Russia probe, even as Democrats pressed insistently for Robert Mueller's full report and Justice Department officials said more information could be released in "weeks, not months." Trump strode into a high-spirited gathering of Senate Republicans, flanked by party leaders, saying the attorney general's weekend summary of Mueller's report "could not have been better." GOP senators applauded his arrival, and he celebrated what he called his "clean bill of health." But challenges are ahead for both the Republicans and the Democrats who hope to deny Trump re-election next year. Both parties are readjusting their aims and strategies in the post-probe landscape, pivoting to health care and other issues that are more important for many voters, even with Mueller's full findings still unknown. At House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's own closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday, she urged rank-and-file Democrats to "be calm" and focus on the policy promises of health care, jobs and oversight of the administration that helped propel them to the House majority last fall." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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