Cartoons: John McCain

This cartoon slideshow is dedicated to longtime Sen. John McCain who was recently diagnosed with a form of brain cancer. We wish him a speedy recovery. Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this photo gallery on your mobile device. Want to see more editorial cartoons? Follow us on Flipboard. …read more Source:: East Bay – Politics

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Let’s listen to Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia emails in the form of an indie folk song

(Credit: Reuters) Chances are that if something goes viral on the internet, someone will find a way to parody it — and Donald Trump Jr.’s email scandal is no different. SoundCloud user Spirit Giants turned Trump Jr.’s controversial email exchange with Rob Goldstone, a former tabloid reporter and entertainment publicist, into an easy-listening folk song. The track, entitled “I Love It (Especially Later in the Summer),” was written for a satirical “Song of the Week” Reddit thread where singer-songwriters post original content based on the week’s theme. The lyrics are taken directly from the the emails Trump Jr. released through Twitter and focus entirely on two in particular. On Jun… Read More

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Democrats attempt rebranding with populist new agenda

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders believe they lost to President Donald Trump partly because voters don’t know what the party stands for. So they’re trying to rebrand themselves with a new slogan and a populist new agenda as they look ahead to the 2018 midterms. It’s called “A Better Deal” and House and Senate Democratic leaders are rolling it out Monday afternoon in Berryville, Virginia. They’re intentionally traveling outside the Beltway, and into the district of one of the GOP House members they hope to defeat next year, Barbara Comstock. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, along with other top House and… Read More

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Trump intensifies criticism of his own attorney general

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took a new swipe at Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, referring to him in a tweet as “beleaguered” and wondering why Sessions isn’t digging into Hillary Clinton’s alleged contacts with Russia. Fuming about the ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and questions as to whether his campaign colluded with foreign officials, Trump again focused his ire on Sessions, who was once one of the president’s closest allies. RELATED LINKSTrump voices regret for picking Sessions, while blasting Comey and Mueller Will Trump’s criticism have a chilling effect at the Justice Department? Trump rages at Sessions over Russia recusal in interview “So why… Read More

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Trump calls AG Sessions ‘beleaguered’

By Jenna Johnson | Washington Post WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has labeled his own attorney general as “beleaguered.” “So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?” the president tweeted from his personal Twitter account on Monday morning. Related Articles Read Jared Kushner’s statement: ‘I did not collude’ with Russia Trump blasts Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe Timeline of hirings, firings and resignations at the Trump White House Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee Over the past week, Trump has been attacking Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his decision months ago to recuse himself… Read More

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