Category Archives: Politics

FBI Director Comey asked for more resources for Russia probe days before being fired

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White House Deputy Spox says HRC would have fired Comey, so what’s the problem?

It’s not very intellectually satisfying to have to point out the obvious when countering the most recent stupid thing said by a Trump spokesperson, but that’s what has to be done. If we don’t, people who don’t pay enough attention … Continue reading

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Rep. Rod Blum loses it, and may lose his seat in 2018 (IA-1st CD)

Maybe Trump has made it a thing for Republicans to walk away angrily from interviews that aren’t going well. Following the president’s lead, Republican Rep. Rod Blum (IA-1) went a little crazy when asked what seemed like a reasonable question … Continue reading

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Tom Brokaw: The voice of reason amidst insane events (take a deep breath and see where the facts lead)

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CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin gets it right. A grotesque abuse of power (video)

CNN’s legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin was as succinct as could be on the firing of FBI Director James Comey calling it a “grotesque” abuse of power and raising questions about what it means for the country.

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Obama: “You get the politicians you deserve” (video)

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Some difficult truths on TrumpCare

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House Republicans are hiding from their constituents over TrumpCare

POLITICO cited a crowd-sourced database called TownHallProject to report that “only 14 of the 217 House Republicans who voted for the TrumpCare bill – less than 7 percent — are listed as holding town halls with their constituents.” Presumably they mean … Continue reading

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New GOP super PAC is preparing to take Sen. Manchin down in West Virginia. Bet they can’t do it

Incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is up for reelection in West Virginia in 2018.  He first won the seat in a special election in 2010, so this will be his second shot at a full term. Manchin is a Democrat, but … Continue reading

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Liberal group targets new healthcare attack ads at 24 unlucky GOP lawmakers

Revenge is best served cold and GOP lawmakers are going to get a heapin’ helpin’ from Democrats and Democratic affiliated groups who will now have their chance to use health care reform as a blunt instument with which to beat … Continue reading

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“This Week” video: Paul Ryan isn’t worried about 2018 midterms right now (whistler, meet graveyard)

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New poll: Montana special House election within single digits

I’m not entirely comfortable with any poll conducted on behalf of one side or the other, but it’s news. In the Montana election for the open at-large House seat, a Democratic super PAC conducted a poll late last month finding Republican … Continue reading

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TrumpCare backlash and the Georgia 6th CD special election

One might wonder if any discussions were had amongst Republicans in Washington last week about the likelihood that passage of the TrumpCare bill in the House could hand the Georgia 6th Congressional District to Democrat Jon Ossoff. I’m sure the … Continue reading

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Are Republicans afraid to defend TrumpCare?

Republican House members will have their speaking points at the ready whenever asked to defend their votes to pass TrumpCare legislation. Or maybe they’d rather avoid creating too much videotape of them doing just that as it could too easily … Continue reading

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Sen. Bernie Sanders: Thousands will die to give tax breaks to billionaires

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CNN pokes GOP with a nod to Schoolhouse Rock!

“A lot of people” are pointing out that taking a victory lap on the TrumpCare bill that barely passed in the House and has yet to go to the Senate is a tad premature. “CNN Tonight” host Don Lemon had a … Continue reading

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Agreeing with George Will on Donald Trump

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Trump’s executive order on church political activity doesn’t amount to much

Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday to allow tax-exempt churches to participate more actively in politics although Congress would have to act to make the order effective by addressing what is known as the Johnson Amendment. Trump’s order directs the Internal Revenue … Continue reading

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Gwen Graham and other bits and pieces on the Florida 2018 gubernatorial

Former Florida Rep. Gwen Graham announced Tuesday her intention to run for governor of Florida in 2018. She’s a Democrat.  Republican Gov. Rick Scott is term-limited and very likely to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson next year. Graham is the daughter of … Continue reading

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Who is going to be hurt by Trump’s health care bill? Trump voters

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