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  • Trumps Orders National Covid Lockdown…But Not for Everyone

    Monday, November 23, 2020
    Trump announced the immediate imposition of a national lockdown in response to the skyrocketing number of Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. However, the lockdown will only apply to certain Americans, based on their income group. American household members with annual incomes of less than $50,000 will be placed on full lockdown. “They can go out to buy food and medicine,” said Trump, “if they can afford it.”   read more
  • Georgia Senate Candidates Support Ending Health Programs for Active-Duty Soldiers

    Monday, November 16, 2020
    Republican candidates David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are focusing on labeling the Democrats as “socialists.” The Republicans pledged to eliminate the Military Health System and the Tricare health system that provide health care for active-duty soldiers and their families, as well as members of the reserves. “This is pure 100% socialism,” The same goes for Medicare, a waste of government funds. The Democrats want Medicare for All; we want Medicare for None.”   read more
  • Can Trump Try to Steal the Electoral College? Here’s How

    Thursday, October 29, 2020
    Can the Republican governors and legislatures of battleground states, with the help of the Supreme Court, reverse what appear to be victories for Joe Biden? In Donald Trump’s words, “I think this will end up in the Supreme Court….And I think it’s very important that we have nine justices.” There are six battleground states in which both the state legislature and the governorship are controlled by Republicans.   read more
  • Decontaminating the White House

    Monday, October 12, 2020
    Donald Trump paid $750 a year in taxes so that he, as president, could receive top-of-the-line medical care for his Covid infection. The rest of us, including White House workers, are not so lucky. First Lady Melania Trump has promised these employees that their environment will be safe, but can one really trust this family to do what they say or even, if sincere, to know how to do it?   read more
  • USA Passes Italy and UK in Covid-19 Deaths Per Million

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    The United States now has more Covid deaths per million than Italy. Remember when Americans sneered at the Italians and the Chinese because they were experiencing so many deaths? Now, in other countries, they shake their heads and wonder how the United States could have gotten it so wrong. Italy and China were caught by surprise, and deaths rose quickly. The U.S. has no such excuse.   read more

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  • Donald Trump Revealed to be a Democratic Mole

    Monday, June 15, 2020
    Release of a secretly recorded conversation between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden revealed the shocking news that Trump is actually a mole who has infiltrated the Republican Party and is working to get Biden elected president. "My big strategy is to hold rallies in battleground states, tell my supporters not to wear masks and instead to link arms. So many of them will end up dying before the election, it’ll be great.”   read more
  • Hundreds of Thousands Wait in Line for Anti-Stupid Leader Vaccine

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020
    All over the United States, hospitals were swamped with people wanting the new Anti-Stupid Leader Vaccine, which eliminates all images of Donald Trump, replacing them with photos of forests and streams, and replaces all his words with the sound of birds singing or babies giggling. Massive street parties were reported in Hungary and Belarus, while citizens of Great Britain and France anxiously waited to see if the vaccine worked against leaders who are merely ridiculous.   read more
  • Trump Announces Creation of New Religion: Trumpianity

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019
    President Donald Trump announced that he will be creating a new religion, Trumpianity, which will be aligned with mainstream Evangelical Christianity, but will be overlaid with his own teachings. Trump tweeted that he is infallible and everything he says has to be believed. People who disagree with him will be considered heretics, and Christians who refuse to convert to Trumpianity will be treated as apostates. “I like the way they do it in Saudi Arabia,” Trump explained.   read more

Unusual News

  • President Trump Apologizes for Coronavirus Deaths

    Monday, May 11, 2020
    In a series of tweets, Trump said, “I’m sorry I didn’t act sooner and I’m sorry that I’ve pushed to open up the country before the pandemic is under control. As you know, I’ve added my name to the stimulus checks that Americans have received. Now I’ve asked to add my name to the death certificates of all Americans who die of the coronavirus from now on.”   read more
  • Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz Battle Donald Trump for Silliest Republican of the Week

    Thursday, January 30, 2020
    With a face as straight as Ken Starr’s, Trump asked Palestinians to adopt laws “protecting against financial and political corruption.” He did this while standing next to Benjamin Netanyahu, who, that same day, had been indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three different cases of corruption.   read more
  • Trump Bans Use of Arabic Numerals

    Monday, June 17, 2019
    President Donald Trump has issued an executive order banning the use of Arabic numerals by the federal government and replacing all numbers with Roman numerals. In a live television interview with campaign advisor Sean Hannity, Trump argued that it’s necessary to stop the infiltration of American life by Muslim culture and Sharia law. His reelection campaign will now be known as Trump MMXX. His MAGA caps will be rebranded as Make America GVIII Again.   read more

Where is the Money Going?

  • The $20 Bill: Andrew Jackson or Harriet Tubman?

    Monday, August 03, 2020
    With all the talk of taking down statues and changing the names of buildings, isn’t it time that we talk about the presence of Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill? Jackson was actually a slave trader who made his fortune buying and selling African-Americans. What he did to Native Americans was even worse. He forced an estimated 46,000 Native Americans off their ancestral lands and turned over the land to white people. Thousands of Cherokee died on the Trail of Tears, walking to what is now Oklahoma.   read more
  • 4 Programs that Both Obama and Trump Want to Eliminate

    Monday, May 01, 2017
    It sometimes seems that the differences between the priorities of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are so great that they can’t agree on anything. Not so. Here are four programs that President Barack Obama’s last budget and President Donald Trump’s first budget proposed for complete elimination.   read more
  • Reducing Aircrafts’ Bathroom Size Increases Airline Profits and Decreases Passenger Safety

    Saturday, December 24, 2016
    AFA-CWA's Sara Nelson said that “doors of these restrooms open into each other, creating safety issues. There are a lot of injuries, with smashed fingers, doors hitting people, bumps and bruises.” She said the rear cabin restroom doors also create a barricade, limiting the ability of crew to help a passenger in trouble. Some parents with small kids say they can't help their kids in the toilet unless the door stays open. Large-size passengers are at a loss.   read more

Controversies

  • Suicide Cult Urges Increased Coronavirus Deaths

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    Members of the Trumpianity religion are urging their co-religionists to end anti-coronavirus restrictions and expose themselves to the Covid-19 virus in order to martyr themselves with the goal of increasing their leader’s power. A protest organizer, Sharpie Bellicose, went a step further. “I’m glad to die to help Trumpianity. But before I die, I intend to infect at least three Democrats. That way my martyrdom will be really useful.”   read more
  • Trump Wills White House and Presidency to Daughter Ivanka

    Monday, August 12, 2019
    Sources close to President Donald Trump report that in updating his will, in case of his death while in office, he has given the White House and the presidency of the United States to his daughter, Ivanka. When Trump’s lawyers explained that the United States Constitution guarantees presidential elections, Trump came up with his definitive argument: “So what? Who’s going to stop me?” (satire)   read more
  • Trump Claims God Told Him to Deport his Wife, Melania

    Monday, July 22, 2019
    President Donald Trump announced via Twitter, after a prayer session with Vice-President Mike Pence and Trump’s spiritual advisor, Franklin Graham, that God told him to deport his wife, Melania. “We’ve been deporting legal citizens because they lied back when they arrived in the US,” wrote Trump. “Melania worked as a model before she received a work permit. Send her back.”   read more

U.S. and the World

  • Trump’s Obsession with Venezuela and Iran in One Chart

    Monday, May 27, 2019
    Of all the dictatorships in the world, President Donald Trump has zeroed in on creating regime change—by economic sanctions and/or war—in just two: Venezuela and Iran. He and his team have tried to convince Americans that these two countries are the biggest threats to U.S. national security. This is a real stretch, particularly in the case of Venezuela. So, what is really motivating Trump? Take a look at this chart   read more
  • Omar al-Bashir, World’s Worst Dictator, Overthrown at Last

    Friday, April 12, 2019
    Back in 2006, I wrote a book called Tyrants: The World’s 20 Worst Living Dictators. I gave the dubious honor of first place to Omar al-Bashir of Sudan. Now, 13 years later, Bashir has finally been overthrown. Unfortunately, the man who led the military coup that overthrew Bashir is General Awad ibn Ouf, who, since 2006, has been financially sanctioned by the U.S. government for his role in the genocidal attacks carried out in the Darfur region of Sudan.   read more
  • Trump Cancels Sanctions Against Iran and Venezuela

    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Bahram Ghasemi, explained the sudden change. “We offered Trump land to build a residential tower in Tehran and a second one in Isfahan with a promise that the tenants would not be allowed to change the buildings’ names from Trump Tower for ten years upon threat of death."   read more

Appointments and Resignations

  • Trump Lists Qualities for Supreme Court Nominee

    Monday, September 21, 2020
    AllGov correspondent Sidney Finster asked President Trump what qualities he was looking for in the nominee. “Well,” replied Trump, “she has to be a woman, the younger the better. She has to be nice to look at, and she needs to be good on television, particularly on Fox News.” “What about her positions on issues?” Finster persisted. “That’s important too,” Trump assured Finster. “If she can help me win Florida or Pennsylvania or Georgia, that would help.”   read more
  • Director of the Office of Science in the Department of Energy: Who Is Chris Fall?

    Monday, July 16, 2018
    In August 2014, Fall was made assistant director for defense programs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, also serving as acting lead for national security and international affairs policy. Fall left the White House in August 2017. Fall was given his post at ARPA-E in January 2018. President Donald Trump has twice attempted to zero out funding for the agency, which provides grants for experimental energy projects.   read more
  • Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Kassa Tekleberhan?

    Monday, July 02, 2018
    In October 2015, he was named minister of Federal Affairs and Pastoral Areas Development. There, he promoted a policy of “villagization,” moving families from the country into villages. After Ethiopia’s longtime leader and human rights abuser Meles Zenawi died in 2012, Tekleberhan became the vice chairman of the Meles Zenawi Foundation.   read more

Domestic Policy/Agency of the Day

  • Bureau of International Information Programs

    Located within the Department of State, the Bureau of International Information Programs is the main propaganda arm of the U.S. Government towards the rest of the world. Responsible for producing and distributing information about the United St...   more

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Foreign Policy/Nation of the Day

  • Kosovo

    If you ever find yourself on Bill Clinton Boulevard, looking up at an eleven foot high statue of Bill Clinton, you will know you are standing in Pristina, the capital city of Europe’s newest country, Kosovo, which owes its existence largely to ...   more

Nations

Meet Your Government

  • Gaddy, Zack

    Zack E. Gaddy is a graduate of Old Dominion University and has a master's degree from Boston University. He is a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager.   Gaddy worked as a program manager with the Air Force Aud...   more

Blog

  • Dying Alone During Coronavirus

    My children, my grandchildren, my friends. You weep; you try to smile; you blow one more kiss goodbye. I am dying alone so that you may live. (photo: David Ryder, Reuters}   more
  • Trumps Orders National Covid Lockdown…But Not for Everyone

    Monday, November 23, 2020
    Trump announced the immediate imposition of a national lockdown in response to the skyrocketing number of Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. However, the lockdown will only apply to certain Americans, based on their income group. American household members with annual incomes of less than $50,000 will be placed on full lockdown. “They can go out to buy food and medicine,” said Trump, “if they can afford it.”   read more
  • Georgia Senate Candidates Support Ending Health Programs for Active-Duty Soldiers

    Monday, November 16, 2020
    Republican candidates David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are focusing on labeling the Democrats as “socialists.” The Republicans pledged to eliminate the Military Health System and the Tricare health system that provide health care for active-duty soldiers and their families, as well as members of the reserves. “This is pure 100% socialism,” The same goes for Medicare, a waste of government funds. The Democrats want Medicare for All; we want Medicare for None.”   read more
  • Can Trump Try to Steal the Electoral College? Here’s How

    Thursday, October 29, 2020
    Can the Republican governors and legislatures of battleground states, with the help of the Supreme Court, reverse what appear to be victories for Joe Biden? In Donald Trump’s words, “I think this will end up in the Supreme Court….And I think it’s very important that we have nine justices.” There are six battleground states in which both the state legislature and the governorship are controlled by Republicans.   read more
  • Decontaminating the White House

    Monday, October 12, 2020
    Donald Trump paid $750 a year in taxes so that he, as president, could receive top-of-the-line medical care for his Covid infection. The rest of us, including White House workers, are not so lucky. First Lady Melania Trump has promised these employees that their environment will be safe, but can one really trust this family to do what they say or even, if sincere, to know how to do it?   read more
  • USA Passes Italy and UK in Covid-19 Deaths Per Million

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    The United States now has more Covid deaths per million than Italy. Remember when Americans sneered at the Italians and the Chinese because they were experiencing so many deaths? Now, in other countries, they shake their heads and wonder how the United States could have gotten it so wrong. Italy and China were caught by surprise, and deaths rose quickly. The U.S. has no such excuse.   read more

Top Stories

  • Donald Trump Revealed to be a Democratic Mole

    Monday, June 15, 2020
    Release of a secretly recorded conversation between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden revealed the shocking news that Trump is actually a mole who has infiltrated the Republican Party and is working to get Biden elected president. "My big strategy is to hold rallies in battleground states, tell my supporters not to wear masks and instead to link arms. So many of them will end up dying before the election, it’ll be great.”   read more
  • Hundreds of Thousands Wait in Line for Anti-Stupid Leader Vaccine

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020
    All over the United States, hospitals were swamped with people wanting the new Anti-Stupid Leader Vaccine, which eliminates all images of Donald Trump, replacing them with photos of forests and streams, and replaces all his words with the sound of birds singing or babies giggling. Massive street parties were reported in Hungary and Belarus, while citizens of Great Britain and France anxiously waited to see if the vaccine worked against leaders who are merely ridiculous.   read more
  • Trump Announces Creation of New Religion: Trumpianity

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019
    President Donald Trump announced that he will be creating a new religion, Trumpianity, which will be aligned with mainstream Evangelical Christianity, but will be overlaid with his own teachings. Trump tweeted that he is infallible and everything he says has to be believed. People who disagree with him will be considered heretics, and Christians who refuse to convert to Trumpianity will be treated as apostates. “I like the way they do it in Saudi Arabia,” Trump explained.   read more

Unusual News

  • President Trump Apologizes for Coronavirus Deaths

    Monday, May 11, 2020
    In a series of tweets, Trump said, “I’m sorry I didn’t act sooner and I’m sorry that I’ve pushed to open up the country before the pandemic is under control. As you know, I’ve added my name to the stimulus checks that Americans have received. Now I’ve asked to add my name to the death certificates of all Americans who die of the coronavirus from now on.”   read more
  • Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz Battle Donald Trump for Silliest Republican of the Week

    Thursday, January 30, 2020
    With a face as straight as Ken Starr’s, Trump asked Palestinians to adopt laws “protecting against financial and political corruption.” He did this while standing next to Benjamin Netanyahu, who, that same day, had been indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three different cases of corruption.   read more
  • Trump Bans Use of Arabic Numerals

    Monday, June 17, 2019
    President Donald Trump has issued an executive order banning the use of Arabic numerals by the federal government and replacing all numbers with Roman numerals. In a live television interview with campaign advisor Sean Hannity, Trump argued that it’s necessary to stop the infiltration of American life by Muslim culture and Sharia law. His reelection campaign will now be known as Trump MMXX. His MAGA caps will be rebranded as Make America GVIII Again.   read more

Where is the Money Going?

  • The $20 Bill: Andrew Jackson or Harriet Tubman?

    Monday, August 03, 2020
    With all the talk of taking down statues and changing the names of buildings, isn’t it time that we talk about the presence of Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill? Jackson was actually a slave trader who made his fortune buying and selling African-Americans. What he did to Native Americans was even worse. He forced an estimated 46,000 Native Americans off their ancestral lands and turned over the land to white people. Thousands of Cherokee died on the Trail of Tears, walking to what is now Oklahoma.   read more
  • 4 Programs that Both Obama and Trump Want to Eliminate

    Monday, May 01, 2017
    It sometimes seems that the differences between the priorities of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are so great that they can’t agree on anything. Not so. Here are four programs that President Barack Obama’s last budget and President Donald Trump’s first budget proposed for complete elimination.   read more
  • Reducing Aircrafts’ Bathroom Size Increases Airline Profits and Decreases Passenger Safety

    Saturday, December 24, 2016
    AFA-CWA's Sara Nelson said that “doors of these restrooms open into each other, creating safety issues. There are a lot of injuries, with smashed fingers, doors hitting people, bumps and bruises.” She said the rear cabin restroom doors also create a barricade, limiting the ability of crew to help a passenger in trouble. Some parents with small kids say they can't help their kids in the toilet unless the door stays open. Large-size passengers are at a loss.   read more

Controversies

  • Suicide Cult Urges Increased Coronavirus Deaths

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    Members of the Trumpianity religion are urging their co-religionists to end anti-coronavirus restrictions and expose themselves to the Covid-19 virus in order to martyr themselves with the goal of increasing their leader’s power. A protest organizer, Sharpie Bellicose, went a step further. “I’m glad to die to help Trumpianity. But before I die, I intend to infect at least three Democrats. That way my martyrdom will be really useful.”   read more
  • Trump Wills White House and Presidency to Daughter Ivanka

    Monday, August 12, 2019
    Sources close to President Donald Trump report that in updating his will, in case of his death while in office, he has given the White House and the presidency of the United States to his daughter, Ivanka. When Trump’s lawyers explained that the United States Constitution guarantees presidential elections, Trump came up with his definitive argument: “So what? Who’s going to stop me?” (satire)   read more
  • Trump Claims God Told Him to Deport his Wife, Melania

    Monday, July 22, 2019
    President Donald Trump announced via Twitter, after a prayer session with Vice-President Mike Pence and Trump’s spiritual advisor, Franklin Graham, that God told him to deport his wife, Melania. “We’ve been deporting legal citizens because they lied back when they arrived in the US,” wrote Trump. “Melania worked as a model before she received a work permit. Send her back.”   read more

U.S. and the World

  • Trump’s Obsession with Venezuela and Iran in One Chart

    Monday, May 27, 2019
    Of all the dictatorships in the world, President Donald Trump has zeroed in on creating regime change—by economic sanctions and/or war—in just two: Venezuela and Iran. He and his team have tried to convince Americans that these two countries are the biggest threats to U.S. national security. This is a real stretch, particularly in the case of Venezuela. So, what is really motivating Trump? Take a look at this chart   read more
  • Omar al-Bashir, World’s Worst Dictator, Overthrown at Last

    Friday, April 12, 2019
    Back in 2006, I wrote a book called Tyrants: The World’s 20 Worst Living Dictators. I gave the dubious honor of first place to Omar al-Bashir of Sudan. Now, 13 years later, Bashir has finally been overthrown. Unfortunately, the man who led the military coup that overthrew Bashir is General Awad ibn Ouf, who, since 2006, has been financially sanctioned by the U.S. government for his role in the genocidal attacks carried out in the Darfur region of Sudan.   read more
  • Trump Cancels Sanctions Against Iran and Venezuela

    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Bahram Ghasemi, explained the sudden change. “We offered Trump land to build a residential tower in Tehran and a second one in Isfahan with a promise that the tenants would not be allowed to change the buildings’ names from Trump Tower for ten years upon threat of death."   read more

Appointments and Resignations

  • Trump Lists Qualities for Supreme Court Nominee

    Monday, September 21, 2020
    AllGov correspondent Sidney Finster asked President Trump what qualities he was looking for in the nominee. “Well,” replied Trump, “she has to be a woman, the younger the better. She has to be nice to look at, and she needs to be good on television, particularly on Fox News.” “What about her positions on issues?” Finster persisted. “That’s important too,” Trump assured Finster. “If she can help me win Florida or Pennsylvania or Georgia, that would help.”   read more
  • Director of the Office of Science in the Department of Energy: Who Is Chris Fall?

    Monday, July 16, 2018
    In August 2014, Fall was made assistant director for defense programs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, also serving as acting lead for national security and international affairs policy. Fall left the White House in August 2017. Fall was given his post at ARPA-E in January 2018. President Donald Trump has twice attempted to zero out funding for the agency, which provides grants for experimental energy projects.   read more
  • Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Kassa Tekleberhan?

    Monday, July 02, 2018
    In October 2015, he was named minister of Federal Affairs and Pastoral Areas Development. There, he promoted a policy of “villagization,” moving families from the country into villages. After Ethiopia’s longtime leader and human rights abuser Meles Zenawi died in 2012, Tekleberhan became the vice chairman of the Meles Zenawi Foundation.   read more

Domestic Policy/Agency of the Day

  • Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

    Since April 2003, the U.S Congress has allocated more then $46 billion towards Iraq reconstruction. The Special Inspector General for Iraq (SIGIR) is a temporary federal agency that takes on the role of a watchdog for the abuse of funds intende...   more

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Foreign Policy/Nation of the Day

  • Netherlands

    Located in northwestern Europe near the North Sea, the Netherlands was once a powerful seafaring nation, but repeated wars weakened the empire by the 20th century. The Netherlands was neutral during the first World War, but was occupied by the ...   more

Nations

Meet Your Government

  • Hammer, Michael

    Nominated by President Barack Obama on June 21 to be the next U.S. ambassador to Chile, Mike Hammer has been assistant secretary of state for public affairs since March 30, 2012, having served as acting assistant secretary since the March 13, 2...   more

Blog

  • Dying Alone During Coronavirus

    My children, my grandchildren, my friends. You weep; you try to smile; you blow one more kiss goodbye. I am dying alone so that you may live. (photo: David Ryder, Reuters}   more

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