Trump’s Twitter Tantrum Distraction

By |October 13th, 2017|

Trump's Twitter Tantrum Distraction TRUMP savors misdirection, confusion and chaos. The First Amendment threat is no joke. Mr. President:Are you recanting of the Oath you took on Jan. 20 to preserve, protect, and defend the 1st Amendment? pic.twitter.com/XLB7QXM3bQ— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) October 12, 2017 Trump Tweets are bait to keep us occupied away [...]

Bob Corker Stands Alone, Trump Hangs On

By |October 10th, 2017|

Bob Corker Stands Alone, Trump Hangs On Sen. Bob Corker’s brutal assessment of Trump’s fitness for office — warning that his reckless behavior could launch the nation “on the path to World War III” — also landed like a thunderclap inside the White House, where aides feared possible ripple effects among other Republicans [...]

Domestic Terrorism in Las Vegas Mass Shooting

By |October 2nd, 2017|

... Several SWAT teams were sent to the hotel immediately after the first reports of the shooting at 10:08 p.m., and officers overheard on police radio reported being pinned down by gunfire. Shortly before midnight the Las Vegas police reported that “one suspect is down,” and soon thereafter the police said they did not believe [...]

Puerto Rico Catastrophe Unmasks Trump

By |October 1st, 2017|

Puerto Rico Catastrophe Unmasks Trump The one thing we can say for sure is that it’s essentially inconceivable that the next objectively difficult crisis that Trump fumbles will be more in Kelly’s wheelhouse than a disaster requiring a military response in the Caribbean. We’re witnessing the Trump administration at peak performance and it’s [...]

Russia, Social Media and Democrats

By |October 1st, 2017|

Russia, Social Media & Democrats "We know that the US got caught asleep at the wheel on this... That's the truth of it." - Keir Simmons, NBC News [Deadline White House] FINALLY, someone who's an expert on something beyond partisan fervor says what needed to be said a long time ago. Part of [...]

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Lock ‘Em All Up

By |September 26th, 2017|

LOCK 'EM ALL UP. photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times The disclosures came a day after news surfaced that Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, used a private email account to send or receive about 100 work-related emails during the administration’s first seven months. But Mr. Kushner was not alone. Stephen K. [...]

N.F.L. Takes a Knee, Stands Up to Trump Attack

By |September 24th, 2017|

N.F.L. Takes a Knee, Stands Against Trump Attack screen capture, BuzzFeed In the midst of an eighty-minute speech intended to heighten the reëlection prospects of Senator Luther Johnson Strange III, Trump turned his attention to N.F.L. players, including the former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and asked a mainly white crowd if “people like [...]

The U.N. Speech

By |September 20th, 2017|

Trump's U.N. Speech screen capture via Instagram The headline obviously was the threat to destroy North Korea if we are forced to defend ourselves. If the point of the speech was to get the world to take notice, this surely succeeded. But it’s still an open question of what exactly the administration’s North [...]

Trump Lawyers Who Lunch

By |September 18th, 2017|

Trump Lawyers Who Lunch The friction escalated in recent days after Mr. Cobb was overheard by a reporter for The New York Times discussing the dispute during a lunchtime conversation at a popular Washington steakhouse. Mr. Cobb was heard talking about a White House lawyer he deemed “a McGahn spy” and saying Mr. [...]

Susan Rice Unmasked Names, Found Secret Trump Meeting with UAE

By |September 14th, 2017|

Susan Rice Unmasked Names, Found Secret Trump Meeting with UAE From left, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough; Jeffrey Prescott, NSC Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the Gulf States; National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice; Avril Haines, Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism and Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, [...]