Tag Archives: James Comey

Morning Headlines

Washington Post: With lawsuit, Democratic state attorneys general escalate campaign against Trump Politico: Trump and the religious right: A match made in heaven CNN Politics: It’s Jeff Sessions’ turn in the hot seat  The Hill: White House stonewalls on Comey … Continue reading

Posted in Morning Headlines | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Morning Headlines

Morning Headlines

New York Times: Democrats in split-screen: The base wants it all. The party wants to win. Washington Post: Trump sees Comey’s testimony as ‘complete vindication’ — and his fans agree The Hill: Economy emerges as bright spot for Trump CNN Politics: Sessions says … Continue reading

Posted in Morning Headlines | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Morning Headlines

Morning Headlines

New York Times: Theresa May loses overall majority in U.K. Parliament Washington Post: Comey: White House lied about me, FBI Politico: Trump breaks his silence: ‘Comey is a leaker!’ The Hill: Trump’s ‘infrastructure week’ goes off the rails CNN Politics: … Continue reading

Posted in Morning Headlines | Tagged , | Comments Off on Morning Headlines

Setting the table for Comey’s testimony (video)

Posted in Politics | Tagged | Comments Off on Setting the table for Comey’s testimony (video)

Morning Headlines

New York Times: Comey says Trump pressured him to ‘lift the cloud’ of inquiry Washington Post: Comey’s testimony could turn congressional probes toward question of obstruction Politico: Trump approval rating hits new low in Quinnipiac poll CNN Politics: Republicans to … Continue reading

Posted in Morning Headlines | Tagged , | Comments Off on Morning Headlines

Morning Headlines

CNN Politics: Comey expected to refute Trump New  York Times: Comey told Sessions: Don’t leave me alone with Trump Washington Post: Top intelligence official told associates Trump asked him if he could intervene with Comey on FBI Russia probe Politico: … Continue reading

Posted in Morning Headlines | Tagged , | Comments Off on Morning Headlines

Morning Headlines

New York Times: After London attack, Prime Minister says, ‘enough Is enough’ Politico: Senate Republicans fear ‘train wreck’ in September Washington Post: Trump is finding it easier to tear down old policies than to build his own  CNN Politics: Comey-mania … Continue reading

Posted in Morning Headlines | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Morning Headlines

Campaign News

BuzzFeed: Key Republicans are encouraging “Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance to run For Senate in Ohio Politico: Hatch says Romney won’t run for his Senate seat Insider New Jersey: Stockton Poll: Murphy (D), Guadagno (R) lead in primary races for … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign News | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Campaign News

Morning Headlines

Politico: Escalating probes rattle Trump and his aides New York Times: As Trump arrives in Israel, his deal-making skills face a test CNN Politics: Michael Flynn expected to invoke the Fifth Amendment, sources say The Hill: Trump administration to continue funding insurer … Continue reading

Posted in Morning Headlines | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Morning Headlines

Morning Headlines

Politico: Comey agrees to testify in a public session at the Senate Intelligence Committee New York Times: Trump told Russians that firing ‘nut job’ Comey eased pressure from investigation CNN Politics: Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence … Continue reading

Posted in Morning Headlines | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Morning Headlines

Morning Headlines

New York Times: Comey memo says Trump asked him to end Flynn investigation Politico: White House on edge: ‘We are kind of helpless’ CNN Politics: Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust? The Hill: Right pushes Trump to make staff, … Continue reading

Posted in Morning Headlines | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Morning Headlines

Morning Headlines

New York Times: G.O.P. Senators, pulling away from Trump, have ‘a lot less fear of him’ ABC News: Comey associates predict public testimony, describe discomfort with Trump dinner Washington Post: Political chaos in Washington is a return on investment for … Continue reading

Posted in Morning Headlines | Tagged , | Comments Off on Morning Headlines

Electoral vulnerability makes a patriot out of one House Republican

Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) certainly has her eye on the prize, i.e., reelection. She’s in tough to retain her seat in the 2018 midterms in a district that is trending blue. Surprise, surprise, she’s calling for an “independent investigation” into Russian … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Electoral vulnerability makes a patriot out of one House Republican

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

Posted in Politics | Tagged , | Comments Off on FBI Director Comey asked for more resources for Russia probe days before being fired

Morning Headlines

New York Times: Sense of crisis deepens as Trump defends F.B.I. firing CNN Politics: Senate intelligence committee subpoenas Michael Flynn The Hill: FBI firing leaves Russia probe in uncertainty Politico: GOP scrambles to shield agenda from Comey fallout NBC News: … Continue reading

Posted in Morning Headlines | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Morning Headlines

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

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , | Comments Off on White House Deputy Spox says HRC would have fired Comey, so what’s the problem?

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

Posted in Politics | Tagged , | Comments Off on Tom Brokaw: The voice of reason amidst insane events (take a deep breath and see where the facts lead)

Morning Headlines

New York Times: F.B.I. Director James Comey is fired by Trump Politico: Behind Comey’s firing: An enraged Trump, fuming about Russia The Hill: McCain ‘disappointed’ Trump fired Comey CNN Politics: Behind the scenes of James Comey’s epic firing NBC News: … Continue reading

Posted in Morning Headlines | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Morning Headlines

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.

Posted in Politics | Tagged , | Comments Off on CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin gets it right. A grotesque abuse of power (video)

Morning Headlines

New York Times: With $8B deal on health bill, House G.O.P. leader says ‘we have enough votes’ CNN Politics: 10 things we learned from FBI Director James Comey’s Senate hearing Politico: Senate Republicans brace for leadership scramble The Hill: Why … Continue reading

Posted in Morning Headlines | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Morning Headlines