In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR


MSNBC Host Appears to Retract Statement That Russian Co-Signed Trump Loan

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said he had a single source who told him Russian oligarchs signed off on loans given to President Trump by Deutsche Bank, as I reported below. It appears that is not true. O’Donnell just issued this tweet. My apologies. While I said I didn’t know if the story was true, I did put too much stock in it.

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Trump HHS Warns Hospital for Forcing Catholic Nurse to Help with Abortion

The Trump administration sent a notice Wednesday to the University of Vermont Medical Center after a federal investigation concluded the hospital forced a Catholic nurse to assist in an abortion despite her objections to the procedure.  The hospital has 30 days to show it won’t force healthcare workers to violate their beliefs. If it does not, the complaint will go to another agency, the Health

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MSNBC Host: Russian Oligarchs Co-Signed Trump’s Deutsche Bank Loans

UPDATE: This story appears not to be true! Just issued by Lawrence O’Donnell: Looks like those of you in the comments section who voiced healthy skepticism about this story were right! I shouldn’t have given it as much credit as I did. My apologies for doing so. I do, however, have concerns about Trump’s relationship with Deutsche Bank and the Russian money laundering that has

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