Gary Legum
Norfolk, VA.

Gary is a staff writer for The Response, IJR's liberal blog. He has previously written for Salon, Wonkette, AlterNet and the Daily Beast....

Trump Judicial Nominee Expressed Unorthodox View on Death Penalty: 'Just Shoot Them'
By Gary Legum - a day ago
The saga of Brett Talley keeps getting worse.Talley is the 36-year-old lawyer-cum-political-operative nominated for a lifetime app
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Mueller Interviews Getting Closer to Trump's Inner Circle
By Gary Legum - a day ago
There appears to be some serious whistling past the graveyard going on in the White House regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's i
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Paul Ryan's Imaginary Taxpayer Will Have Real Problems Under His Tax Reform Plan
By Gary Legum - a day ago
Democrats in 2012 had Julia, the fictional character Barack Obama's re-election campaign used to show how his policies could help wome
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Republican Senator Gets 'Worked Up' About Tax Bill When Confronted With Facts
By Gary Legum - 4 days ago
One consistent feature of Republican politicians is the defensiveness they exhibit whenever anyone points out some of the practical re
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Huckabee Sanders Says Trump Believes Russia Meddled in Elections But Won't Press Issue With Putin
By Gary Legum - 5 days ago
There was an exchange between White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and reporter Brian Karem at Thursday's press briefing
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High School Teacher Placed on Leave After Allegedly Ripping Off Student's Hijab
By Gary Legum - 5 days ago
What was this guy thinking?A teacher at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Virginia is on leave after he allegedly tore a Muslim st
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Kushner Neglected to Give Senate Emails He Sent About Outreach From Russia and WikiLeaks
By Gary Legum - 5 days ago
Jared Kushner seems to have a memory problem.He forgot dozens of his assets when he was filling out the required financial disclos
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Departing IRS Chief Dismisses Tea Party Claims in Targeting 'Scandal'
By Gary Legum - 5 days ago
Still not a scandal!John Koskinen gave an interview to Politico this week to mark his retirement from serving as commissioner of t
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Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Overhaul Gun Background Check System
By Gary Legum - 6 days ago
In a small but possibly notable step toward tighter gun control, a bipartisan group of senators on Thursday unveiled a bill to shore u
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ICE Agents Want Trump to Allow Them Even More Freedom to Deport People
By Gary Legum - 6 days ago
Pity the poor agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Sure, in Donald Trump, they have a president who has turned them
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Papa John's Disavows Neo-Nazis, Apologizes for Saying NFL Protests Hurt Business
By Gary Legum - 6 days ago
Papa John's would sincerely like to get its own foot out of its mouth so it can return to its all-pizza diet. Unfortunately, issues of
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Shep Smith Breaks From Fox News, Shuts Down Network's 'Uranium One' Hysteria
By Gary Legum - 6 days ago
On Tuesday afternoon, Fox News anchor Shep Smith had one of his occasional fits of apostasy.Smith is the one Fox News personality
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Cards Against Humanity Wants to Save America From Trump's Border Wall
By Gary Legum - 7 days ago
The company behind the card game Cards Against Humanity is marking the holiday season with an act of unsurpassed charity: It is plotti
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Illinois Congressman Trolls AG Sessions Over Trump's Unfulfilled Campaign Promise to Jail Hillary
By Gary Legum - 7 days ago
It seemed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions could please exactly no one on the House Judiciary Committee during Tuesday's hearing. R
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Trump Brags About Having Great Relationship with Philippines Strongman
By Gary Legum - 7 days ago
Donald Trump is on his way home after almost two weeks in Asia, where he learned a great deal about the region. Chief among his discov
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Justice Department to Determine if Special Counsel Should Investigate Clintons
By Gary Legum - 8 days ago
The U.S. Department of Justice set off a frenzy Monday with the release of this letter announcing it plans to continue investigating H
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Russia Today to Register as Foreign Agent in United States, Russia Promises Retaliation
By Gary Legum - 8 days ago
Talk about closing the barn door after the horses have gotten out.Russia Today has caved to American demands that its U.S. affilia
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Unqualified Trump Judicial Nominee Forgot to Tell Senate His Wife Works in White House
By Gary Legum - 8 days ago
This seems like something a judicial nominee might want to mention to the Senate committee that oversees nominations to the federal be
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Trump to Nominate Big Pharma Exec to Replace Disgraced Tom Price as HHS Secretary
By Gary Legum - 9 days ago
Donald Trump made a big announcement on Twitter on Monday morning, as is his wont. This time, it was about his chosen successor for To
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Senate Republicans Advance Inexperienced Trump Judicial Nominee Who Hasn't Even Tried a Case
By Gary Legum - 11 days ago
Even for an administration that has made a habit of nominating unqualified ideologues for important jobs, this is something else.T
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Alabama Republicans Still Standing by Roy Moore Despite Sexual Assault Claims
By Gary Legum - 11 days ago
Because America is Bizarro World now, Alabama Republicans have reacted to the sexual assault allegations against Senate candidate Roy
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Former Trump Adviser Reportedly Considered Kidnapping Muslim Cleric, Delivering Him to Turkey
By Gary Legum - 12 days ago
If you heard that a bumbling presidential campaign adviser might have schemed to kidnap a Muslim cleric from the Pennsylvania farm on
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Republicans Rush to Denounce Roy Moore's Sexual Misconduct Allegations, With One Big Caveat
By Gary Legum - 12 days ago
No sooner had allegations broken Thursday that Alabama's GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually molested a 14-year-old girl when he w
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More Layoffs Loom for Manufacturing Plant Trump Allegedly Rescued
By Gary Legum - 12 days ago
While President Donald Trump and his allies are celebrating the one-year anniversary of his election, workers at an Indiana plant he m
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