The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet (The Atlantic)
One of the women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct has sued him for defamation after he labeled her claims false.

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📺 Divided States of America, Part 2 | Frontline

Divided States of America, Part 2 from FRONTLINE | PBS, aired January 18, 2017
FRONTLINE investigates the partisanship of the Obama era, and the polarized America that Donald Trump inherits as president.

The second part of this wasn’t as fraught as the first half, but both are simply scintillating and well worth watching.

📺 Divided States of America, Part 1 | Frontline

Divided States of America, Part 1 from FRONTLINE | PBS, aired January 17, 2017
FRONTLINE investigates the partisanship of the Obama era, and the polarized America that Donald Trump inherits as president.

Ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration, "Divided States of America" looks back at events during President Barack Obama's years in office that revealed deep divisions in our country. The documentary offers an in-depth view of the partisan gridlock in Washington, the rise of populist anger on both sides of the aisle, and the racial tensions that erupted throughout the country.

What a stunning overview of the last eight years of partisan politics. In particular I had forgotten about a lot of the rancor and racism stemming from the far right when Obama took office. This two part documentary does a terrific job of reminding us where we’ve all been and puts a lot of our current situation into perspective. The first part here was particularly brutal in its coverage. It seems almost too balanced to the point that the subtext of the documentary is that politicians need to find a better way to get along to do more good for their constituents.

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This Senator Is Hell-Bent on Getting Out the Truth About Trump and Russia | Mother Jones

This senator is hell-bent on getting out the truth about Trump and Russia (Mother Jones)
Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden says the Obama administration should have released more information before the election.

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State Dept. Dissent Cable on Trump’s Ban Draws 1,000 Signatures | The New York Times

State Dept. Dissent Cable on Trump’s Ban Draws 1,000 Signatures (nytimes.com)
The cable, asserting that the president’s order on immigration will not make the nation safer, has wended through dozens of embassies and is still spreading.

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Why Nobody Cares the President Is Lying | The New York Times

Why Nobody Cares the President Is Lying (nytimes.com)
In the conservative media, we conditioned people not to trust facts or mainstream news outlets.

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Oval Office Cold Open – SNL

Oval Office Cold Open (Steve Bannon as Death) from Saturday Night Live
President Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) calls Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (Beck Bennett), Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (Alex Moffat) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Kate McKinnon).

Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles | The New York Times

Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles (nytimes.com)
One thing has become apparent to both the president’s allies as well as his opponents: When it comes to governing, speed does not always guarantee success.

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Donald Trump’s Longtime Doctor Says President Takes Hair-Growth Drug | The New York Times

Donald Trump’s Longtime Doctor Says President Takes Hair-Growth Drug (nytimes.com)
Dr. Harold N. Bornstein granted the interview after The New York Times asked him to discuss his past and possible future role in Mr. Trump’s care.

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Experts on authoritarianism say Trump’s presidency is getting even worse | Think Progress

Experts on authoritarianism say Trump’s presidency is getting even worse (ThinkProgress)
One scholar described Steve Bannon’s role in the administration as “pretty terrifying.”

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Don’t Cancel the Academy Awards Over Trump. Oscar Nominees, Try This Instead. | Slate

Don’t Cancel the Academy Awards Over Trump. Oscar Nominees, Try This Instead. (Slate Magazine)
With the news that that the latest disaster in Donald Trump’s Lizard Brain Jamboree will bar Oscar nominee Asghar Farhadi from attending the Academy Awards (and Farhadi’s later decision to skip them whether he is allowed to come or not), the film community has been scrambling to find an effective response.

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📺 Alexander Hamilton’s Plan to Keep Trump From the White House | The Closer S2 E13

Alexander Hamilton’s Plan to Keep Trump From the White House from GQ Videos
The Electoral College was designed to prevent just this sort of emergency.

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📺 The Grave Danger of Trump’s Intelligence Failure | The Closer S2 E12

The Grave Danger of Trump’s Intelligence Failure from GQ Videos
Is the president-elect—who thinks he’s “ like a smart person”—content to hand America over to the Russians?

📺 Is There a Russian Coup Underway in America? | The Closer S2 E11

Is There a Russian Coup Underway in America? from GQ Videos
Why we urgently need a special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s meddling in the election

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