Please register to Vote!               VOTE.ORG

​​​​​​​​​​​Thursday, August 31, 2017

THE WALL   The real costs of a barrier between the United States and Mexico

Column: If Trump revokes DACA, it will create a humanitarian crisis

The Economic and Budgetary Cost of Repealing DACA at the State Level

Don’t End DACA: The Immigration Program Trump Must Save

Trump may get bitten by his own abuse of the pardon power

During a summer of crisis, Trump chafes against criticism and new controls

Trump Raises an Army

How President Trump turned hurricane relief into product placement for campaign swag

Voters deeply disapprove of Trump, House leaders: poll

Polls: a growing number of Americans don’t like Trump’s conduct

Why a Republican Pollster Is Losing Faith in Her Party

An Open Door to Anarchy

Poll: Most Oppose Trump’s Pardon for Ex-Sheriff Arpaio, Booting ‘Dreamers’

Trump and Manafort get big reminder that pardon power does not extend to state crimes

I will need top see the cancelled check,  Trump to donate $1 million to Texas recovery

Exclusive: Mueller Enlists the IRS for His Trump-Russia Investigation

Trump Attorneys Lay Out Arguments Against Obstruction-of-Justice Probe to Mueller

Lifting the Veil on Another Batch of Shadowy Trump Appointees

Scott Pruitt is leaving a toxic trail at EPA after only 6 months on the job

Trump administration cuts funding for health care sign-ups

Ex-DeVry dean to probe for-profit colleges; critics pounce

Trump slashing Obamacare advertising by 90%

Outgoing sheriff Clarke expected to take job in Trump administration

Walmart Is Selling Trump's $40 USA Hats for $9.99

Kushners’ China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash

Trump Boasts He Can Kill Nafta. Congress May Think Differently


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

America, We Sink or Swim Together

American Greatness Is Lost on Trump

The Nashville Statement (A Plain Language Translation)

Trump relishes role as chief executive of Harvey response

With his tax effort in peril, Trump to push Congress for swift action

Trump's Wall Street-friendly tax plan faces roadblocks on Main Street

The Goldman guys in the White House hinted their tax plan has some gifts for Wall Street

In Harvey coverage, Trump emerges as a man of contradictions

Mattis quickly walks back Trump’s bellicose tweet about North Korea

Joe Arpaio and President Trump say Arpaio was treated unfairly. That’s not true.

Collateral Damage: The Arpaio Pardon and Separation of Powers

Trump voting panel apologizes after judge calls failure to disclose information ‘incredible’

Presidential Job Approval Center

Trump Voters Growing Impatient With the President, Focus Group Reveals

The Latest: Interior drops probe into secretary, senators

Kremlin says it got the Trump Tower email but didn’t respond

Kremlin confirms Trump’s lawyer reached out about deal

Trump calls senator investigating his son’s Russia contacts about ...ethanol

Can A Third-Party Ticket Win In 2020?   (I tried in 2016)

The Church Beloved: A Manifesto of LGBTQ-Affirming Christians

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Man who opened fire in Charlottesville crowd arrested

‘The President Speaks for Himself’

​Poll: Just 16 percent like the way Trump conducts himself as president

Pittsburgh focus group tanks Trump


2. In their own words: Likes and concerns about Trump

​​Republicans Divided in Views of Trump’s Conduct; Democrats Are Broadly Critical

Ted Cruz’s claim that two-thirds of the Hurricane Sandy bill ‘had nothing to do with Sandy’

What more proof of a secret Russian connection do we need?

​​Trump’s Moscow Partner Was Apparently Financed by a Russian Bank Under US Sanctions

A timeline of Trump associates' Russia-related emails reveal consistent efforts by Russia to infiltrate the campaign

Trump's Business Record in Russia Is Humiliating

Presidential Pardons Might Not End Russia Prosecutions

Trump fumes at staff over Phoenix rally crowd size

Mattis freezes Trump’s ban on transgender troops, calls for more study

Will Hurricane Harvey prompt a Trump ‘reset’? His megalomania probably won’t allow it.

Trump addresses Hurricane Harvey victims in Corpus Christi: “what a crowd, what a turnout”

Axelrod: It's not always about you, Mr. President

Trump would slash disaster funding to the very agencies he’s praising for Harvey response

Why wasn't Houston evacuated for Hurricane Harvey? It's complicated, experts say

Hurricane Harvey: Donald Trump has not accepted Mexico's offer to help Houston flooding victims

​​The Mexican government has offered to help Hurricane Harvey victims

Former federal law clerk details rich history of Arpaio trial in blunt tweets

Trump bucks ethics norm with book recommendation

A must-read twitter thread on Arpaio pardon,

From 2005:   Models show 'massive devastation' in Houston

‘Antifa’ groups only help the hateful forces they claim to oppose

Monday, August 28, 2017

Putting the massive deluge in Texas into an understandable context

The Specter of Climate Change Hangs Over Hurricane Harvey

Houston to America: Send Help

Donald Trump's False Bragging About His Charitable Giving

Harvey: Nursing home residents rescued after viral photo 'safe, warm & dry'

The Story Behind the Photo of a Texas Cop Carrying 2 Kids Through Waist-Deep Water

Texas rescuers work around the clock in unrelenting rain and flooding

As Harvey Rains Down Devastation, Houston Stands Together

How Trump is handling Harvey

Trump: I dropped Arpaio pardon during Harvey because of ratings

‘I assumed the ratings would be higher’: Trump’s flagrant Friday night news dump just got more flagrant

We can look things up,  Ted Cruz Says He ‘Enthusiastically’ Backed Sandy Storm Aid. But He Voted ‘No’

Cruz, Texans accused of hypocrisy on Harvey aid

A closer look at Texas lawmakers asking for Harvey aid after opposing Sandy relief

​​Trump exemplifies abuse of power

Donald Trump Wants Tariffs, Definitely Tariffs - But Why Does He Want To Make Americans Poorer?

Trump has lost more than a fifth of his support since inauguration


​​Trump Organization sought business help from Putin while Trump praised him on campaign trail

Trump signed letter of intent for Russian tower during campaign, lawyer says

Felix Sater, Trump Associate, Boasted That Moscow Business Deal ‘Will Get Donald Elected’

Top Trump Organization executive asked Putin aide for help on business deal

Trump Associate Boasted That Moscow Business Deal ‘Will Get Donald Elected’

Mueller Team Asking If Trump Tried to Hide Purpose of Trump Tower Meeting

Republican floats measure to kill Mueller probe after 6 months

GOP lawmaker proposes amendment to stop Mueller investigation after 180 days  What is Representative Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) afraid of? What did Trump promise him for his district? 

The Arpaio Pardon Fails Trump’s ‘Law and Order’ Test

Trump deepens the moral damage to the GOP

Trump Responds to Controversial Arpaio Pardon

Trump Defends Arpaio Pardon, Citing High Harvey Ratings

Accepting a Pardon Means Admission of Guilt

Trump Punishes Longtime Aide After Angry Phoenix Speech, Sources Say

Trump unusually silent after aides challenge him

Channeling Breitbart From Behind the Resolute Desk

Tillerson aide: Constitution, not Trump, 'speaks for the country'

Ninth Circuit Has Tough Questions On Trump Administration's Travel Ban Rules

Mexico is NEVER paying for the Wall.  Trump Demands Wall Funds From Congress, Claiming Mexico Will Pay

Trump Is A 19th-Century President Facing 21st-Century Problems

The Senate Tests a New Approach on Obamacare: Bipartisanship

North Korean missile flies over Japan, escalating tensions and prompting an angry response from Tokyo

One of Trump's favorite recurring compliments is calling someone a 'great guy' — here's the definitive list

Donald Trump’s True Allegiances

Amending the Constitution: A Civics Test Americans Need to Pass   Does Trump Pass this test?

​​The Trump Administration’s Stealth Attack on Legal Immigration


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey unleashes historic flooding in Houston area

How Harvey went from a little-noticed storm to a behemoth

‘Need Help ASAP.’ The Story Behind the Photo of Nursing Home Residents Trapped in Hurricane Flood Water

A Reporter’s Tale in Houston: When a Story Becomes Your Own Disaster

Harvey Brings Catastrophic Floods to Houston; at Least Five Reported Dead

Hurricane Harvey: How to Help Storm Victims

Thoughts and prayers to everyone in Texas.  Irony?  From June 16, 

Houston fears climate change will cause catastrophic flooding: 'It's not if, it's when'

and in the past,  White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency

Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects

Trump’s Leader for FEMA Wins Praise, but Proposed Budget Cuts Don’t

Russia. Remember Russia? Trump’s business sought deal on a Trump Tower in Moscow while he ran for president

The world is watching Trump's attacks on the press

How unpopular is Donald Trump?

Op-Ed  Trump is shedding supporters like no other president in modern history

Exclusive: Trump vents in Oval Office, "I want tariffs. Bring me some tariffs!"

A Guide to Joe Arpaio, the Longtime Sheriff Who Escaped Strife

Trump adviser: 'Not too many people care about' Arpaio right now

Arpaio Pardon: The First Verifiable Impeachable Offense?

​​Trump’s Brand of Law and Order Leaves Leeway on the Law

​​Scoop: Trump frustration with Tillerson rising fast

Secretary of State says Trump doesn’t speak for American values

Man arrested for firing gun at Charlottesville rally

​​State Department’s top UN envoy steps down: report

Maryland's Eastern Shore, a GOP stronghold, home to thousands who now have insurance thanks to Obamacare

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Trump setting records for low presidential approval

ANALYSIS: Trump made controversial moves as nation focused on hurricane

Behold Our ‘Child King’

​​Pardoning Sheriff Joe is the absolute epitome of Trumpism

Report: Trump asked Sessions to consider dropping Arpaio prosecution

Trump asked Sessions about closing case against Arpaio, an ally since ‘birtherism’

The Arpaio Pardon Is A Flagrant Assault on Civil Rights

Trump's Pardon Of Joe Arpaio & The Future Of The Constitution

Trump Asked Top Aides Months Ago if Arpaio Case Could Be Dropped, Officials Say

​​Trump’s Power to Pardon

The Arpaio Pardon

Will The Arpaio Pardon Make Trump More Unpopular?

2 Arizona towns. 10 miles apart. 2 very different views on Joe Arpaio pardon


CNN host: Trump's Arpaio pardon will not 'be lost in the storm'

White House news dump: 3 stories Hurricane Harvey didn't overshadow

Trump under fire over epic Friday news dump


Critics fear Dana Rohrabacher creating WikiLeaks back channel to Trump

​​Trump May Pardon Joe Arpaio But History Will Not

Arizona's largest newspaper slams Arpaio pardon

Our View: Donald Trump just resurrected Joe Arpaio from irrelevance

Trump was wrong to pardon controversial sheriff, Ryan says

Critics: 'Tough' sheriff botched sex-crime cases

​​Maricopa sheriff lawsuits cost taxpayers millions

Taxpayer tab up to $70M in Joe Arpaio racial-profiling case

$3.5 million settlement approved over botched rape investigation by Arizona sheriff's office

​​Must read Twitter Thread!

Joe Arpaio's first impression of his presidential pardon: Is it fake?

Trump makes a mess for Arizona GOP with Arpaio pardon

​Schiff: Trump's Arpaio pardon undermines Russia probe

President Trump and the Baby-Sitters Club


​​​Primary buzz already growing amid Trump political struggles

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she’ll get back to you on that. Chances are she won’t.

Gorka says he's heading back to Breitbart

Trump Cybersecurity Advisors Resign, Citing His ‘Insufficient Attention’ to Threats

​Regulations are regulations for a reason Trump, Neighborhoods Worry About Living Amid Oil And Gas Development

Some of those "Fine People" according to Trump, Two Men Arrested in Connection With Charlottesville Violence

Trump still not paying people for work done,  Late Wages for Migrant Workers at a Trump Golf Course in Dubai


Friday, August 25, 2017

Russia. Remember Russia?   Mueller Seeks Grand Jury Testimony from PR Execs Who Worked With Manafort

How Could Donald Trump Have Not Known About Felix Sater’s Dark Past?

'People have to watch him': The CIA reportedly suspects its director could try to shield Trump from the Russia probe

Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

If he’ll pardon Arpaio, why wouldn’t Trump pardon those who ignore Robert Mueller?

Phoenix mayor rips Trump: Pardoning Arpaio 'a slap in the face'

McCain blasts Trump over Arpaio pardon

Decorated Marine vet may be deported, despite likely U.S. citizenship

White House aide Sebastian Gorka ousted from post

Cohn next?   Trump confronts unprecedented public rebuke by Gary Cohn after Charlottesville

Axelrod: Road ahead 'likely will get harder' for Cohn

Ditching Trump’s White House can be a messy affair

​​​​Trump considers backing away from Strange in heated Alabama Senate runoff

Trump hits back at Corker, says Tennessee 'not happy' with him

Fallout grows as Trump continues attacks on fellow GOP members

John Danforth: Why Trump is no Republican

'The Republican Party Is Unified in Revulsion'

Religious leaders plan rally in Washington as a moral rebuke to Trump’s presidency

Schneider: Trump sells out his own supporters on border wall

BREAKING: Mexico isn't going to pay for the border wall

Most Americans don’t want the wall, don’t think Mexico will pay for it and don’t believe it will happen

Trump: I pass a lot of bills. Also, the Democrats won’t let me pass bills.

Trump signs directive banning transgender military recruits

Trump misspells a lot of words. Should you care?

​​Trump Likely to End DACA Immigrant Program

Trump administration introduces green card hurdle

NOT Draining the Swamp, Trump exempts Citgo from Venezuela sanctions   Remember?   The Deep Industry Ties of Trump’s Deregulation Teams

OSHA scrubs worker deaths from home page

Mnuchin watched the eclipse from the roof of Fort Knox on his definitely not personal trip to Kentucky

5 things Trump did this week while you weren't looking

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Kelly moves to control the information Trump sees   Sad that John Kelly has to do this. 

7 times Trump tried to call off the dogs on Russia


Trump is losing

7 Rules For Reading Trump’s Approval Rating

The Trump Culture War and Why It Matters

Trump Fences Himself In With Border Wall Spending Threat

White House dodges on whether Trump has eased off demand that Mexico pay for wall

After Trump’s Shutdown Threat, Sanders Dodges Border Wall Funding Questions

A government shutdown would be a disaster for Republicans. And they might not be able to stop it.

Chamber of Commerce Criticizes Trump's Wall Shutdown Threat

​Different speeches, different venues, but there's only one Donald Trump

​​Agitated Trump lashes out at McConnell, Ryan, Obama, Clapper, media

Charities, nonprofits pull events from Mar-a-Lago amid Charlottesville controversy

What Trump has undone


We’re Journalists, Mr. Trump, Not the Enemy

Trump is facing the 'first serious' crisis of his presidency — and no one knows if he's ready

When does GOP realize that Trump never intended to be a Republican?  Trump has attacked more than 20% of GOP senators

Trump's Relationship With Hill Republicans Is Deteriorating Fast

Another communications staffer departs White House

​This is scary!  Court orders company to produce data on anti-Trump site

White House: Trump will follow standard process for Arpaio pardon

Say No to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Mr. Trump

Why Joe Arpaio was found guilty

Must read!  Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington

Huckabee Sanders can’t explain why Trump is forcing U.S. taxpayers to pay for his border wall

Secret Service spent $7,100 renting luxury portable toilets for Trump's Bedminster trip

Why Trump Should Start Paying for the Secret Service

Zinke Recommends Changes to National Monuments, But Leaves Public in the Dark

​​GOP lawmakers urge Trump to keep protections for 'Dreamers'


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

23 Outrageous Moments From Trump’s Rally in Phoenix

Arpaio Pardon Would Show Contempt for Constitution

How Republicans are responding to Trump's government shutdown threat

Trump’s whiplash: Three personas in three speeches, but the same president

FDR's Message to Charlottesville—and to Donald Trump

The Memo: Seven takeaways from Trump’s Arizona speech

Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches

As Trump ranted and rambled in Phoenix, his crowd slowly thinned

Rabbis Protest Trump’s Comments by Boycotting Conference Call

This Guy Tricks Pro-Trump Media Into Confusing Every Campaign Rally for the 2016 Cavaliers Championship Parade

The strange story of that ‘Blacks for Trump’ guy standing behind POTUS at his Phoenix rally

Every moment in Donald Trump’s long and complicated history with race

​​​​Virtually no one thinks Trump has discouraged white supremacists

Descendent of Robert E. Lee hits Trump: You shouldn't defend Confederate statues

​​Poll: Majority think Trump is not level-headed

How Trump could ease the burden he's putting on the Secret Service

​​Secret Service pays $60K to rent carts to protect Trump as agency runs out of money

​​Exclusive: Top Trump aide's email draws new scrutiny in Russia inquiry

Trump clashed with multiple GOP senators over Russia

James Clapper questions Trump’s fitness, worries about his access to nuclear codes

This is sad,  These Trump supporters think Charlottesville was a false flag operation

Wall Street Journal Editor Admonishes Reporters Over Trump Coverage

White House Sets Rules for Military Transgender Ban



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dear Trump Voter

A wounded Trump lashes out at Phoenix rally

Lawrence calls out Trump's Charlottesville lie at Arizona rally

​​Lemon: Trump speech 'total eclipse of the facts'

Donald Trump defends Charlottesville responses, omits reference to 'many sides'

At Rally, Trump Blames Media for Country’s Deepening Divisions

Trump ‘salvaged the message’ of Charlottesville recruiting pitch for white supremacists

President Trump’s list of false and misleading claims tops 1,000

​​Phoenix prepares for Trump’s rally and the chaos it may bring

At Rally, Trump All but Promises to Pardon Arpaio

McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency

Evangelicals Are Bitterly Split Over Advising Trump

Trump’s instincts were right: The U.S. should leave Afghanistan

Tillerson says the Taliban won’t win in Afghanistan — and neither will the US

America Is Out of Ideas in Afghanistan

Mnuchin’s Wife Is Paying Her Own Way on Treasury Trips, Official Says

Trump’s team and lawmakers making strides on tax reform plan

Monday, August 21, 2017

That Russian Guy Who Attended the Trump Tower Meeting Is Almost Definitely a Spy

Trump announces change of heart on Afghanistan

Trump Sets U.S. Strategy for Afghan War

Trump’s muscular but vague Afghanistan speech, annotated

Donald Trump's Afghanistan speech ended up being all about Charlottesville

​​Poll shows clear disapproval of how Trump responded to Charlottesville violence

Christopher Cantwell, White Nationalist in Vice Video, Braces for Charges

Analysis: Donald Trump is embarrassing to lots of people

Trump’s base is leaving him in droves where it matters most

Paul Ryan Opposes Censure of Trump Over Charlottesville Remarks

​​Lobbyist at Trump Campaign Meeting Has a Web of Russian Connections

Exclusive: Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel, large family

The Trumps Have Maxed Out the Secret Service's Budget

Trump plans major tax cut for the rich but Americans want the exact opposite

This is a high-stakes moment for Trump: Republican strategist

Bark like Bannon, bite like Mattis


New Polls Show Trump’s Presidency Stands on Perilous Ground




Can a Decades-Old Immigration Proposal Pass Under Trump?

President Trump Looked at the Eclipse Without Glasses. The Internet Had a Field Day

The President Who Looked at the Sun

White House aide: ‘You have no idea how much crazy stuff we kill’

He isn't a scientist!   Trump nominee Sam Clovis: 'As far as we know' homosexuality's a choice, 'logical' LGBT protections could lead to legalization of pedophilia

Sunday, August 20, 2017

A MUST-READ Twitter thread!

​WHY?  After FDA suspends testing for pesticide in food, nonprofits release their own report

​​E.P.A. Promised ‘a New Day’ for the Agriculture Industry, Documents Reveal

Enough is enough. It's time for Republicans to show some spine and stand up to Trump

Polls: Majority in 3 key states 'embarrassed' by Trump

Polls: Voters in three key states Trump won 'embarrassed' by his conduct as president

8/20: Return to the Rust Belt: Dismal Job Approval Ratings for Trump in Michigan, Pennsylvania, & Wisconsin

This is one of those fine persons Trump spoke of:  Heather Heyer: Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally organiser describes protester's death as 'payback'

Donald Trump’s True Allegiances

Behind the scenes at 'both sides' presser

Uncomfortable questions about President Trump

Rick Santorum Gets Crushed for saying racism debate is the problem

Press overreacting to Trump's terrible week?

​​Everything is going great! in 1 amazing Trump administration picture

Amateur sleuths hunt for Trump bombshells

White House Bracing for an Angry Reception in Phoenix

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin just put out a statement about why he hasn’t quit in disgust

Why top White House officials won't quit Trump

Newsrooms missing the mark on race coverage?

In their words: Why Mar-a-Lago customers are walking away from Trump

Yet another group pulls event out of Trump's Mar-a-Lago

Obamacare survives its latest threat — bare counties

​​Trump disbands federal advisory panel on climate change: report

Trump mistakenly tweeted that the country needs ‘to heel.’ The Internet gave him hell.

Bannon Was Set for a Graceful Exit. Then Came Charlottesville.



​​‘Antifa’ radicals aren’t good because they fight Nazis

What Black Jack Pershing Can Teach Us About Fighting Terrorists

As domestic terrorism like Charlottesville rises, federal program to fight it shuts down


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bannon, basically: Trump’s campaign was a fraud

Boston 'free speech' rally overwhelmed by counter-protesters

The Far Right's Day in Boston

Trump cites "anti-police agitators," in Boston, then thanks crowds for protesting "hate"

The Failing Trump Presidency

​​Pastor Who Left Evangelical Board Explains His ‘Problem’ With Trump’s ‘Lack of Leadership’

Trump's pivotal week could shape the future of his presidency

The week in politics

GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open

The Memo: GOP fears damage done by Trump

After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump

​​President Trump's very bad week with business: A timeline

Trump's muddled view of American history

Voter suppression is the civil rights issue of this era

Mnuchin defends Trump’s comments on Charlottesville, rebuffs calls to resign

Bannon’s departure is unlikely to calm the turmoil in Trump’s White House

Mnuchin tells Yale classmates: Trump does not equate neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters

​​​​Karma in action:   The rise and humiliating fall of Chris Cantwell, Charlottesville’s starring ‘fascist’

​He looks familiar? (Some dirty words, cable)  DIFFERENCE MAKERS - THE FREE KEENE SQUAD

Friday, August 18, 2017

Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is a Trainwreck

Here are the most controversial moves Trump made this month

​Trump More Isolated Than Ever After Worst Week Yet

Can President Trump unify the country despite a reluctance to denounce hate groups?

Where Republican senators stand on President Trump

Here Are the Top Officials in the Trump White House Who Have Left

Trump doesn’t seem to like being president. So why not quit?

Whither Trumpism?

Whataboutism: The Cold War tactic, thawed by Putin, is brandished by Donald Trump

Member of Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board resigns over 'conflict in values'

Now charities are dumping Trump, too

Hate That Doesn’t Hide

The Test of Nazism That Trump Failed

​​Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon fired

Once credited with Trump's success, Bannon quickly fell from grace

​​Why Bannon Lost and the Globalists Won

Steve Bannon, Back on the Outside, Prepares His Enemies List

Steve Bannon Takes His Street Fight Outside

Steve Bannon to Weekly Standard: 'The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over'

​President’s arts and humanities committee resigns over Trump’s Charlottesville response

The Difference Between George Washington and Robert E. Lee

Sebastian Gorka's PhD adviser:   "I would not call him an expert in terrorism"  I think we already knew this?

WHY?  Trump Moves to Impede Consumer Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes


Thursday, August 17, 2017

I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It.

How the President, the Police, and the Media Embolden the Far-Right

A big jump in percentage in favor of impeachment — and other Trump poll horrors

James Murdoch Rips Trump: "Standing Up to Nazis Is Essential"

The Republicans who want to legalize running over protesters

GOP Senator: Trump Lacking 'Stability,' 'Competence' To Succeed

​​Trump Slams Graham on Race Remarks as GOP Leaders Run for Cover

Trump’s Immoral Equivalence Between George Washington and Robert E. Lee

Trump embraces culture war with call to preserve Confederate statues

Sad,  6 in 10 people who approve of Trump say they'll never, ever, ever stop approving

How the business president lost the business community

Donald Trump’s troubled history with monuments

​​Three fundraising giants cancel plans for galas at Mar-a-Lago

How the business president lost the business community

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


This week should put the nail in the coffin for ‘both sides’ journalism

WOW!   Steve Bannon, Unrepentant

​Hiring Bannon, Miller and Gorka sent a message to ONE side he needed their support.   

The Breitbart Presidency

‘He is stubborn and doesn't realize how bad this is getting’


​​Trump and race: Decades of fueling divisions

This expert on political violence thinks Trump is making neo-Nazi attacks more likely

Conservatives Need to Remember, Presidents Affect Culture

President Trump’s false claim that counter-demonstrators lacked a permit

​​Unlike His Predecessors, Trump Steps Back From a Moral Judgment

Trump’s lack of discipline leaves new chief of staff frustrated and dismayed

Trump isolation growing as business panels dismantled

Cupp: Wow, does Trump have an awful opinion of his own voters

Trump's target audience in spreading blame: his base

Joint Chiefs close ranks in condemning racism

For service chiefs, speaking out isn't defiance - it's leadership

Former CIA director slams Trump's 'despicable' comments in letter to CNN anchor

​​After Charlottesville, time to censure President Trump

McConnell: 'There are no good neo-Nazis'   The silence of the @gop while @realDonaldTrump attacked Mexicans, Muslims, @cnn and others caused #Charlottesville

Poll: Majority Believes Trump's Response To Charlottesville Hasn't Been Strong Enough

White House aides wrestle with Trump’s race comments

Challengers from the Sidelines Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right

The view from the White House is a lonely one as the business community abandons Trump

When Trump needs a friend, that’s what ‘Fox & Friends’ is for

Trump’s Business Councils Disband After CEOs Defect

Ben Carson calls criticism of Trump’s Charlottesville response ‘little squabbles’ being ‘blown out of proportion’

Sessions tries to bash ‘sanctuary cities’ but accidentally makes the case for them

Johnson: Can We Move On From Trump Defending White Supremacists Already  NO!

The Donald Trump Three-Step

Not being a populist:   Jared Kushner's firm seeks arrest of Maryland tenants to collect debt

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

‘What about the alt-left?’: Donald Trump defends far-right extremists, again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence

Trump Asks, ‘What About the Alt-Left?’ Here’s an Answer

I Am the Alt-Left, Mr. President

Trump’s Full, Heated Press Conference on Race and Violence in Charlottesville (Full) | NBC News

Sad that Charlottesville wasn't the tipping point for Trump, White supremacist rally could be tipping point for tech's tolerance for hate speech

'All manner of stupid came out': Late night responds to Trump's press conference

Full text: Trump’s comments on white supremacists, ‘alt-left’ in Charlottesville

The nation can only weep

This Cannot Stand

Trump Gives White Supremacists an Unequivocal Boost

How President Trump Failed His Biggest Leadership Test Yet

​​Trump asks why ‘alt-left’ not being blamed for Charlottesville violence

Trump just revealed what he really thinks about the Charlottesville violence

Trump plays both sides with Charlottesville response

​​‘I'm glad that girl died’ during Virginia protest, says NC KKK leader

Unbelievable!  'The President Was Entirely Correct'

Ryan, other Republicans outraged by Trump news conference

​The silence of the GOP while Trump attacked Mexicans, Muslims, CNN and others caused Charlottesville Tragedy. 

​​Wow!  “Barack Obama is to blame”: 13 Alabama conservatives on Charlottesville

Did you know @realDonaldTrump has never tweeted the words KKK, alt-right, white supremacist or neo-Nazi? 

Nothing about 'blood and soil' is American

What Trump gets wrong about Confederate statues, in one chart

GOP chairmen resist hearings on white supremacy

Monday, August 14, 2017

Charlottesville is why I’m glad I don’t support Trump


Trump made two statements on Charlottesville. Here's how white nationalists heard them.

Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name

How White Supremacists Have “Dogged” Trump Ever Since The Campaign

On Twitter, Trump accuses blacks of racism three times as often as whites

Charlottesville And The Rise Of White Identity Politics

Is Being a White Supremacist Grounds for Firing?

Trump’s ‘John Wayne’ presidency struggles with tragedy

​​Trump says he’s committed to fighting white supremacy. His policies say otherwise.

The ‘Free Speech’ Hypocrisy of Right-Wing Media

Trouble in Trumpland: The president's core supporters begin to worry

​U.S. tax change proposals anger builders, realtors, charities

Sunday, August13, 2017

Heather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Called ‘a Strong Woman’

Terror in Charlottesville and American Decline

A Witness to Terrorism in Charlottesville

Given the President we elected, Americans shouldn't be surprised by the horrific actions of the alt-right in Charlottesville

The Hate He Dares Not Speak Of

Why Won't Trump Call Out Radical White Terrorism?

‘Jews will not replace us’: Why white supremacists go after Jews

​​​​Trump's remarks on Charlottesville draw strong reactions across political spectrum

GOP is more likely to vent 'personal disgust' for Trump after Charlottesville

Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Events Divides Republicans

Trump silent as aides look to explain his vague Charlottesville statement

White House confronts backlash over Trump’s remarks on Charlottesville

We need to stop acting like Trump isn’t pandering to white supremacists

The Battle of Charlottesville

Civil rights leaders demand Trump disavow white supremacists

Why Trump can’t disavow the Charlottesville neo-Nazi carnage

CHARLOTTESVILLE AFTERMATH: ‘A DAY OF DEATH’ -- W.H. clarifies after TRUMP didn't condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists by name -- B’DAY: Sarah Huckabee Sanders

WH: ‘Of Course’ Trump Condemns White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis (He Hasn’t)

​Aide: Trump did not 'dignify' hate groups by naming them

Presidential Responses To Racial Violence Have Often Been Weak. Trump’s Is Weaker.

Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

​This is what HATE looks like:  Protesters injured as a car purposefully mows down the crowd following 'Unite the Right' rally

The story of Charlottesville told in debris

Trump -- once again -- fails to condemn the alt-right, white supremacists

White House Acts to Stem Fallout From Trump’s First Charlottesville Remarks

Analysis: Why won't Donald Trump condemn white nationalism?

Trump will never condemn the alt-right.  Remember   Steve Bannon and the alt-right: a primer

Trump has never tweeted the words alt-right, white supremacist or Neo-Nazi. 

FoxNews, Alex Jones and other are ruining our country by twisting or just creating news, 


Trump's faith advisers condemn white supremacists   How about  The Church of Not Being Horrible ?

If Trump wants to send a message to the country he does not condone the tragic events in Charlottesville he fires Bannon, Miller and Gorka. Why?

Analysis: Breitbart’s Steve Bannon Leads the ‘Alt Right’ to the White House

Trump’s Newest Senior Adviser Seen as a White Nationalist Ally

​​Sebastian Gorka Made Nazi-Linked Vitezi Rend ‘Proud’ by Wearing Its Medal

This story seems more newsworthy now:  White House adviser says people should stop criticizing white supremacists so much   This story does too,  Donald Trump and the Ku Klux Klan: A History

Charlottesville mayor on Trump: 'Look at the campaign he ran'

​​Trump hired these men to garner the support of the Alt-Right.

Mother of Charlottesville suspect: 'I just knew he was going to a rally ... I thought it had something to do with Trump'

Alleged driver of car that plowed into Charlottesville crowd was a Nazi sympathizer, former teacher says

Charlottesville crash suspect James Fields brandished shield for Vanguard America hate group before attack

What is Vanguard America?   Vanguard America (VA)


Time for Republicans to Leap From the Boat


One day after calling for unity,  ​   Trump campaign touts achievements despite opposition from 'enemies'

Trump aides predicting 'brutal' September

Twitter should ban Trump because his tweets violate terms of service, critics contend


Saturday, August 12, 2017 

Why do some people want to relive the 1950s and 1960s? They were NOT great times! 

Yes, This is Racism

​I have updated my  page reflecting today's events in Virginia. 

The Trump administration is deporting a lot of good people

Trump’s Remarks on Charlottesville Violence Are Criticized as Insufficient

Trump Saw 'Many Sides' While Some Republicans Saw White Supremacy, Domestic Terrorism

Trump Takes Heat for Blaming Violence at Charlottesville Rally on ‘Many Sides’

​​"Many sides" is Trump's way  of NOT attacking one particular side that planned this. 

Donald Trump's incredibly unpresidential statement on Charlottesville

Trump babbles in the face of tragedy

Charlottesville Rally Turns Deadly: One Killed After Car Strikes Crowd

​Police Stood By As Mayhem Mounted in Charlottesville

​​Donald Trump refuses to name the problem of white supremacist violence

​Neo-nazis and white supremacists are celebrating Trump's remarks about the Charlottesville riots

What a presidential president would have said about Charlottesville

These are your people, President Trump

Witnesses describe chaos, panic as car plows into Charlottesville crowd

Republicans and Democrats speak out after Trump faults 'many sides' at white nationalist rally

State of emergency declared amid violence at Charlottesville's 'Unite the Right' rally

State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent

​​Car hits crowd after police shut down 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville

​Car Hits Crowd After White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville Ends in Violence

Why is Charlottesville ground zero for white supremacists?

Charlottesville protest: 3 dead, more than 2 dozen injured in day of violence

When Lady Liberty Triggers Trump Supporters

Amid Washington dysfunction, lack of accomplishments, Trump clings to his shrinking support

​​Trump Threats Are Wild Card in Showdown With North Korea

​​Venezuela calls Trump's warning of possible military action a 'crazy act'

Senate chairman hopes to wrap up Russia investigation this year

Mueller Is Said to Seek Interviews With West Wing in Russia Case

Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials: NY

Week 12: Putting the Squeeze on Paul Manafort

This was criminal!  Safety manager in Kingston coal ash spill cleanup admits workers denied respirators, masks  This is why we need a strong EPA, OSHA and regulations!  Trump is destroying all of those things.

The Trump administration is deporting a lot of good people

Friday, August 11, 2017

This is going to get ugly!  Chanting 'blood and soil!' white nationalists with torches march on University of Virginia

Combative Trump Pulls His Punches for One Man: Putin

​Trump’s weakness against Putin is on display — again

​​Amid all the craziness, don’t forget: Trump is using the presidency to enrich his family

Kelly considers further shuffling of West Wing staff, officials say


Trump warns N Korea that US military is 'locked and loaded'

The Madman and the Bomb

If the US is going to war in North Korea, nobody told the US military

Despite Trump’s threats to North Korea, the U.S. military doesn’t appear to be on a new wartime footing

Here's what North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants from the United States

Trump says he’s not ruling out military option against Venezuela

Pentagon: We've received no new orders on Venezuela after Trump remarks

Trump aide says Tillerson’s role is diplomatic, not military

Why Does Trump Still Refuse to Criticize Putin?

Congress wants to question a woman known as Trump's 'right hand'

Trump’s effort to blame Obama for the opioid epidemic

​​Trump Hotel in Washington Saw Strong Profit in First Four Months of 2017

Poll: 78 percent say Trump should try to make ObamaCare work

Trump needs to do way more on the opioid epidemic than declare a national emergency

Anthem to leave Virginia’s Obamacare marketplace next year

Manchin Emerges as Possible Pick for Energy Department

Usually when you post an opening for a scientist, you tend to hire a scientist. Not Trump!

​​Trump pick Sam Clovis stoked birther conspiracy, called Eric Holder a 'racist black'

Clovis is NO scientist:

​Scott Pruitt Is Carrying Out His E.P.A. Agenda in Secret, Critics Say

Breitbart's war on McMaster bites Bannon

Tom Brokaw: Friends Across Barbed Wire and Politics


​​Thursday, August 10, 2017

Trump's ad-libbed North Korean missile crisis

‘When you put this guy in a cage and think you’re controlling him, things like this happen’

Trump is a toddler in a car

Here’s the Memo That Blew Up the NSC

The Daily 202: What are his generals telling Trump on North Korea?

​Gaming out the North Korea crisis: How the conflict might escalate

Any new Korean war could quickly escalate to catastrophe

North Korea is probably bluffing about a missile strike on Guam

North Korea: The View From Guam

More drama in Trumpland: Gorka publicly shuns Tillerson’s effort to scale back North Korea red line

Gorka: 'Nonsensical' for Tillerson to discuss military matters

Now Gorka is saying Fake news, he didn't say it.  He said it!  White House plays down Tillerson views on N Korea 

​​White House adviser says people should stop criticizing white supremacists so much   HUH?

Mattis: War with North Korea would be 'catastrophic'

To Launch a Nuclear Strike, Donald Trump Would Follow These Steps

Trump promises Afghanistan troop decision soon

Trump thanks Russia's Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff

Trump thanks Putin for expelling U.S. diplomats, infuriating State Department

Trump says he is ‘very thankful’ to Putin for expelling U.S. diplomats from Russia

'Really quite sad': Diplomats react to Trump thanking Putin for expelling US embassy workers

​​Exclusive: The chaos behind the scenes of Fox News' now-retracted Seth Rich story

President Trump Escalates Criticism of Mitch McConnell as Majority Leader

Health care is one of the nation's biggest problems: Polls

Trump talks everything from North Korea to Mitch McConnell to Russia

Hey, guess what? Donald Trump has a good foreign policy idea

​President Trump says he won't fire special counsel Robert Mueller: 'I'm not dismissing anybody'

Trump’s Legal Team Is No Match for Mueller’s

With Bank Subpoenas, Mueller Turns Up the Heat on Manafort

President Trump Boasted of Adding 1 Million Jobs. Here Are the Facts

Kushner fined for late financial report


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Trump’s base is drifting away — and may never return

President Trump needs friends in the Senate

Trump hits new polling low as base shrinks

Trump could face GOP challengers in the 2020 election

How Trump’s Policies Are Fueling the Culture Wars

War With North Korea Not Imminent, Officials Say, but U.S. Would Still Win


This is how easy it would be for Trump to start a nuclear war

Because World War is Not A Twitter War, Mr President

​​What Trump Needs to Know About North Korea's History

‘God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un,’ evangelical adviser says

Don't Play North Korea's Game

​Schoolyard bullies Trump and Kim Jong Un need a timeout. Where are the diplomats?

How to Take Down Kim Jong Un

China is mocking Trump's over-the-top “fire and fury” comment on North Korea

U.S. Ambassador Haley Loses Two Key Aides at United Nations

North Korea will develop Guam strike plan by mid-August: KCNA

Guam residents remain confident in US military, but unease over North Korea threat growing

If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington state doesn't have evacuation plan

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s financial disclosures show ‘no apparent conflicts of interest’

​​FBI executed search warrant at Paul Manafort's home in Russia probe

Judges sets Oct. 18 arguments in Trump foreign emoluments suit

​​DeVos says she should have done more to decry racism

​Trump, McConnell Point Fingers Over Health Care Failure

Donald Trump tweets just as often when he's on vacation, but the tweets start later

‘I Get Called a Russian Bot 50 Times a Day’

Trump’s immigration crackdown has U.S. companies wary of hiring foreign tech workers

​Where Americans stand on immigration

Ellison: Gorka’s Comments On Mosque Blast Show ‘Disdain’ For Muslims

There’s another feud brewing in Trump’s White House


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

President Trump has sent private messages to Russia special counsel Robert Mueller

​The Case for Obstruction of Justice Against Trump

Irony?  Trump retweets Fox News story containing classified info

Trump gets a folder full of positive news about himself twice a day

Gorka On Trump’s Silence Over MN Mosque Bombing: ‘Hold Your Horses’

​​Americans don't trust Donald Trump. They never really have.

Former CEO, owner say Trump made up story about NY restaurant renovation

Fact-checking of Trump falling on deaf ears? Far from it

Getting Trump Out of My Brain

Trump's 'fire and fury' threat to North Korea sparks new fears of war

Trump’s Harsh Language on North Korea Has Little Precedent, Experts Say

Mueller, several team members gave up million-dollar jobs to work on special counsel investigation

Trump Campaign Turns Over Thousands of Documents in Russia Probe

The Memo: Signs of trouble emerge in Trump’s base


Climate Report Could Force Trump to Choose Between Science and His Base

Anti-Trump Independents Are Starting to Organize

The Culture Wars Have Come to Silicon Valley

Mike Pence’s real power move

Sorry, Mike Pence, You’re Doomed

​​Dems seek info on taxpayer dollars going to Trump properties

Trump won't declare a national emergency over the opioid crisis   How many Trump tweets contain the word opioid?   Two sad stories,  Feherty's son dies on birthday after overdose  and  Nashville Mayor Mourns Son's Overdose Death, Urges Families To Talk About Addiction   Answer to the question?  3

Trump retweet highlights murky underbelly on Twitter

And They Didn’t Even Get Their Shirts!

Inside the bad blood between Donald Trump and Richard Blumenthal

Trump's media obsession extends to TV chyrons about himself

​Monday, August 7, 2017

​We analyzed 17 months of Fox & Friends transcripts. It’s far weirder than state-run media.

Why I Oppose Donald Trump

No one can rein in Donald Trump

Many Politicians Lie. But Trump Has Elevated the Art of Fabrication.

As Mueller closes in, Trump prepares his base for the worst

The curious case of ‘Nicole Mincey,’ the Trump fan who may actually be a Russian bot

Trump at 200 days: Declining approval amid widespread mistrust

Trump's government overhaul hits a speed bump

A lawsuit against Donald Trump’s business ties heats up

President Trump, U.S. troops need Afghanistan War strategy

Trump complains about New York Times in another tweet

America’s Whiniest ‘Victim’

Column  In a blow to the GOP, a federal judge orders the government to pay Molina Health $52 million in Obamacare funds

Trump looks to loyal voters as support slips, agenda stalls

Poll: Trump support eroding with his base


Top Trump aides clashing over direction of US foreign policy

Trump’s Trade Pullout Roils Rural America

​​​​Report: Peter Thiel Says Trump Admin ‘Incompetent,’ May End In ‘Disaster’

How the Trump hotel changed Washington’s culture of influence

‘Apply by fax’: Before it can hire foreign workers, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club advertises at home — briefly

The Kelly controlling Trump twitter feed narrative lasted one day.   Trump Says Blumenthal Lied About Vietnam (He Did) and Cried (He Didn’t)   At least Senator Blumenthal served President Trump. You?   What Is a Heel Spur?

In attacking Blumenthal, Trump opens himself to criticism over the military. Again.

Trump hammers Sen. Blumenthal over military record: He 'should take a nice long vacation in Vietnam'

​Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S.

White House reviewing new report that finds strong link between climate change, human activity

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Rosenstein: Special counsel Mueller can investigate any crimes he uncovers in Russia probe

Over/Under, How many days does this last?  New Chief of Staff Kelly Moves Quickly to Tame Trump's Tweets

Conway: Trump approval rating 'needs to go up'

Kayleigh McEnany appears in pro-Trump 'news' video after leaving CNN

Reporters Not Being Pursued in Leak Investigations, Justice Dept. Says

Mike Pence Rejects Report That He Is Positioning for 2020

Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands

Diplomats Question Tactics of Tillerson, the Executive Turned Secretary of State

Trump’s unprecedented hands-on messaging carries risks

Fight over right to sue nursing homes heats up

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bobby Sticks It to Trump


Jeff Sessions' Attack on the Media Is Worse Than You Think

Republican Shadow Campaign for 2020 Takes Shape as Trump Doubts Grow

White House warns ‘potentially ambitious’ Republicans about 2020

​​A disturbing pattern is emerging in Donald Trump's tweets

Sean Spicer relinquishes press secretary Twitter account to Sarah Sanders

This will not end well...   Trump eyes top policy aide for communications director role: official

Trump adviser Stephen Miller could expand White House role, but talks remain informal

Why not the "Let's Do What We Agree On and Work On the Rest Party?" 

Bill Kristol wants to create the 'Committee Not to Renominate the President'

I think the world of Bill Kristol but didn't he threaten to do this in 2016?

The list of things Michael Flynn could be charged for seems to be expanding

Friday, August 4, 2017

Why Is Donald Trump Still So Horribly Witless About the World?

Exclusive: FBI tracked 'fake news' believed to be from Russia on Election Day

This Trump real estate deal looks awfully like criminal tax fraud

Donald Trump has taken off three times as much holiday as Barack Obama

​​Other presidents paused to meet the press before going on vacation -- not Trump

Trump supporters' optimism starting to wear off

John Kelly's big challenge: Controlling the tweeter in chief


Sessions vows review of 'media subpoenas' amid ramped-up leak investigations

The best quotes from the most embarrassing Trump phone call yet

​​Trump has been know to lie in the past, TRUMP: A TRUE STORY

GOP lawmakers square off against Trump

As investigation intensifies, Trump crows to crowd

Why Dana Rohrabacher's name keeps coming up in the Russia investigation

Mueller Seeks White House Documents on Flynn

Inside the bills aimed at checking Trump on firing Mueller

Trump Defends McMaster as Conservatives Seek His Dismissal

​Sorry, Trump: Trade gap doesn’t make the U.S. a global wimp

Fact-checking the GOP legal immigration bill

Ignorant Immigration Reform

House Speaker Paul Ryan casts doubt on President Donald Trump's plan to cut legal immigration

It is sad that in this era of technology, people do not want to take the time to do their own research and find out what the facts are.  FoxNews and groups like FAIR and NumbersUSA  share bogus information and share facts and numbers not remotely based in truth.   Why Trump Supporters Distrust Immigration and Diversity

Donald Trump says illegal immigration costs $113 billion a year

3 Reasons Why Immigrants Are Key To Economic Growth

​​And he does not even see the irony, Fox's Jarrett calls grand juries 'undemocratic farce' one day after calling for one for Clinton

“Drug-infested den” and “true American patriots”: Donald Trump’s map of America

​Obamacare Rage in Retrospect

I am not running for POTUS in 2020 you understand?   Pence to speak at Koch brothers-hosted summit


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Uh Oh!  Special Counsel Robert Mueller Impanels Washington Grand Jury in Russia Probe

Mueller impanels grand jury in Trump-Russia probe

The many paths from Trump to Russia

Matthews: The reckoning of Mueller advances

Subpoenas issued on Trump Jr. meeting with Russian lawyer: report

Feasting on False and Fake

​Trump rallies his base against Russia investigation

Trump is losing, and the weakest among us will pay the price

Golf journalist: At least 8 people heard Trump call the White House a ‘dump’

The Republican rebellion against Donald Trump

Even Republicans don't like Congress anymore

‘This deal will make me look terrible’: Full transcripts of Trump’s calls with Mexico and Australia

Trump talked tersely with leaders of Mexico, Australia

​​Want to see who Republicans care about? Check their anti-poor budget.

Flouting his own advice, Trump will take extended vacation

By end of August, Trump will have spent three times as many days at leisure as Obama

Sen. David Perdue: Immigration bill will go through regular order

Stephen Miller Doesn’t Understand the Economics of Immigration

Stephen Miller’s strange insult of a reporter is very familiar to white supremacists

Under Trump’s new immigration rule, his own grandfather likely wouldn’t have gotten in

I’m Ready To Invite Trump Republican Jesus Into My Heart

APNewsBreak: Flynn details tie to data firm, transition pay

An Ally Is Set to Execute Critics. Will Mr. Trump Be Silent?

Read the 'Communications Plan' Scaramucci wrote to WH staffers

Not a 'Dump'

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, but makes clear he’s not happy about it

The Senate Won't Be Bossed

​​Op-Ed Russia slaps the U.S., but Trump won't slap back. Sad  Trump attacks everyone from CNN to the Mayor of London but NEVER attacks Russia?

Trump, GOP senators introduce bill to slash legal immigration levels

White House aide blasts CNN reporter for 'cosmopolitan bias' in bizarre exchange

A reporter pressed the White House for data. That’s when things got tense.

Trump says he wants immigrants 'who speak English' and won't 'collect welfare'

Ronald Reagan Remarks on the Lighting of the Torch of the Statue of Liberty in New York, New York, July 3, 1986

How a Sonnet Made a Statue the ‘Mother of Exiles’

The Poem on the Statue of Liberty Was 'Added Later' But There's More to That Story

​​​​The Trump administration takes up the cause of oppressed white people

Sessions’s move to take on affirmative action energizes Trump’s base

The Trump administration's new war on affirmative action, explained

Trump’s Outrageous Tax Hoax

​​Why did Trump tell this lie?   Boy Scouts: Top leaders didn’t call Trump to praise speech

Trump citing phone calls with Boy Scouts and Mexico they say never happened

Those Calls to Trump? White House Admits They Didn’t Happen

Sarah Huckabee Sanders does not seem to know the definition of the word lie? 

Aug 2, 2017 Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House Press Briefing-Full Event

​If the President Lies, Does It Matter?   To me it does!

EPA won’t be able to do the ‘right thing’ under Trump, says latest protesting official

Tillerson spurns $80 million to counter ISIS, Russian propaganda


​Trump's Pick For USDA Chief Scientist Isn't a Scientist, But He Is a Self-Declared Expert on 'Race Traitors'

Trump’s golf game tells us an awful lot about Trump

Kelly cracks down on West Wing back channels to Trump

Trump's New Top Aide Assures Sessions His Job Is Safe

Uh Oh:  U.S. Attorney Subpoenas Kushner Cos. Over Investment-For-Visa Program


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Past Week Proves That Trump Is Destroying Our Democracy

Trump Came In As A Weak President, And He’s Made Himself Weaker

​​Donald Trump just had his most dishonest week as president: 7 days, 34 false claims

‘The moment when it really started to feel insane’: An oral history of the Scaramucci Era


The 5 key questions on Trump's role in his son's statement on the Russia meeting

Donald Trump Jr.’s contradictory statements about the Russia meeting

So IS Trump going to sign the sanctions bill?   Tillerson: Trump, Sec. Of State Not ‘Very Happy’ About New Russia Sanctions

​​At Last a Federal Law Enforcement Leader Engages Trump

DEA Head Tells Agents That Trump Condoned Police Misconduct

Acting DEA Chief Rebuts Trump’s Remarks on Police Use of Force

Acting DEA chief says President Trump 'condoned police misconduct' in staff memo

​​Health Care: President Trump’s Triple Threat

Trump's Tweets Threaten To Destabilize Insurance Markets

3 states proved that one move from Trump could send healthcare costs skyrocketing for millions of Americans

Complications for Trump Threats to Congressional Health Care

Full transcript: Trump’s Wall Street Journal interview

What does Sean Hannity have to say about this story?  Behind Fox News' Baseless Seth Rich Story: The Untold Tale

A timeline of the explosive lawsuit alleging a White House link in the Seth Rich conspiracy

This story is scary:  Report: Prankster Tricked Several White House Officials With Fake Emails

Trump lied during campaign about being too busy to ever play golf.   First Golfer: Donald Trump's relationship with golf has never been more complicated

This is sad,   State Department considers scrubbing democracy promotion from its mission


Monday, July 31, 2017

Oh My!   Trump dictated son’s misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer

Trump dictated son's misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer: Sources

Trump’s lawyer repeatedly denied Trump was involved in Trump Jr.’s statement. But he was.

Someone says what I have been saying since Day 1 about Trump,  My Party Is in Denial About Donald Trump

The Irony?   Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump - Jeff Flake

Some things you CAN NOT make up! We need Citizens United v FEC reversed and Leadership PACs eliminated. 

​​The Latest Sneaky Attempt to Increase Corporate Political Power

On day 193, Donald Trump (tries) to start over


Trump had a terrible July, but at least he played a lot of golf

Behold the Trump boomerang effect

Trump embodies every one of the Seven Deadly Sins

I have tried to explain to Trump via Twitter that China NEEDS North Korea as a buffer from US. 

Chinese official says no link between US trade and N. Korea

Trump reissues Obamacare criticisms

White House commission on drug abuse recommends increasing Medicaid spending

White House insists: No chaos here

Scaramucci Removed as White House Communications Director at Kelly’s Urging

Trump tweets:"Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!"  Trump may want to rethink the "No WH chaos"?   Trump Removes Anthony Scaramucci From Communications Director Role   and   Why Scaramucci had to go

CNN’s Acosta: Denying There’s Chaos Inside White House Is Like ‘Denying the Sky is Blue’

Anthony Scaramucci is out, but the Mooch jokes are forever

New White House Chief of Staff Kelly flexes muscle on first day; Scaramucci fired

​​Source: Scaramucci escorted out of White House

Obama communications director trolls Scaramucci over 10-day tenure

Anthony Scaramucci’s Ouster May Show That John Kelly Has the Rare Ability to Rein In Trump

Anthony Scaramucci is 7th senior White House official to be ousted

Here are all the firings, resignations, departures, and job changes from the chaotic first 6 months of the Trump administration   What about  Trump aide Monica Crowley plagiarized thousands of words in Ph.D. dissertation

Spokeswoman: Trump 'joking' when he told police to be 'rough' on suspects

The White House used a familiar excuse to dismiss Trump's comments about roughing up police suspects

Police See Through Mr. Trump’s Tough Talk

​​The Pentagon wants to arm Ukraine in order to deter Russia

A soccer star from Gaithersburg won a college scholarship. But ICE plans to deport him.

Corporations Are Raking In Record Profits, But Workers Aren’t Seeing Much of It


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Trump's New Chief of Staff Is Destined to Fail

Christian, What Your Continued Support Of Trump Is Screaming To The World

Analysis: Can a president at war with both Republicans and Democrats govern?

Our Non-Unitary Executive

Without Priebus, Trump Is a Man Without a Party

Mulvaney: Trump Wants Senate To Vote On O’Care Repeal Before Anything Else

​​Police departments distance themselves from Trump's comments encouraging police violence

Kellyanne Conway Won’t Say If She and Scaramucci Report to New Chief of Staff John Kelly

There's a war brewing for control over America's foreign policy

Putin Says He’s Ordering 755 American Diplomats Out of Russia


This minister supported Trump. Now he's facing deportation under this administration's immigration crackdown

​​Saturday, July 29, 2017

'Impeachment territory': California's top cop unloads on Trump

An evangelical leader’s suggestion to Trump: Wash Scaramucci’s potty mouth and fire him

A time for confronting

​​There were so many 'Worst Weeks' in Washington, it's hard to pick just one

Analysis: Trump gets a major bill, and it’s Russia sanctions

Trump Tries to Regroup as the West Wing Battles Itself


Police Depts Push Back On Trump: We Don’t ‘Condone’ Abuse Of Prisoners

Police department Trump told not to be "too nice" has troubled history

Trump Urges End of Filibuster to Pass Health Bill, Which Failed Without It

Trump threat: End health payments unless there’s an overhaul

As Trump steams, Senate Republicans consider new repeal effort

Hackers breach each of dozens voting machines brought to conference

​​Friday, July 28, 2017

Guarding Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club by air and sea has cost taxpayers $6.6 million

Donald Trump's manic, fantastical and utterly disastrous week

The Destruction of the Presidency

What do we do if Trump really is crazy?

Nothing to see here, just our President advocating for an increase in police brutality

Trump tells police not to worry about injuring suspects during arrests

Trump to Group of Law-Enforcement Officers: ‘Please Don’t Be Too Nice’

County where Trump spoke,  Ex-Suffolk County police chief gets 46 months in revenge beating, cover up  and 

The Police Department Cheering On Trump’s Call for Excessive Force Is Already Under Federal Oversight for Discrimination  Did Trump not know this? Isn't that Scaramucci's job?   Trump tells cops they should rough people up more during arrests

Police push back at Trump's prodding to 'not be to nice'

Struggling to govern, Trump faces growing Republican unease

Live: Senate Vote on Obamacare“Skinny” Repeal Proposal  Not WINNING for Donald Trump, remember 

​​Trump: Repealing Obamacare Is Going to Be ‘So Easy’

McCain 'no' kills Senate Obamacare repeal

John McCain's maverick moment

How John McCain got his revenge on Donald Trump with Obamacare repeal

McCain, once belittled by Trump, hands him big defeat in healthcare vote

How John McCain’s ‘no’ vote on health care played out on the Senate floor

How John McCain Saved Senate Republicans From Themselves

Senate GOP Effort to Repeal Obamacare Fails

How the GOP 'skinny repeal' bill tanked

​How Repeal Died—And Could Rise Again

Why Alaska's Lisa Murkowski isn’t afraid of Donald Trump

The GOP repeal failed. What happens to Obamacare now?

Decoding that crazed interview Trump did with three Times reporters.

​​Mark this date: Donald Trump is now a lame-duck president

After health care failure, Trump calls for change to legislative filibuster

The Obamacare assault doesn’t die with skinny repeal

What’s Going to Happen to Obamacare?

Now Trump May Try to Kill Obamacare Slowly

Republicans Begin Playing Blame Game After Senate Health Care Vote Failure

McConnell Overreached On Health Care And Paid The Price

McConnell’s Strange Achievement

Behind Legislative Collapse: An Angry Vow Fizzles for Lack of a Viable Plan

Obamacare repeal effort 'very much alive,' says White House budget director Mulvaney

On Policy, Republicans Find They Cannot Beat Something With Nothing

Bipartisan House group meets quietly on Obamacare

As Trump debases the presidency, the religious right looks away

White House aide’s tirade tests editors and producers  Evangelical Christians have to be so proud of the White House they wanted.   THE SURVIVAL OF A SOUTHERN BAPTIST WHO DARED TO OPPOSE TRUMP  so  

It’s Time We Stopped Calling Donald Trump a Christian

Scaramucci's Rant Should Terrify Trump Voters

The White House Stinks at This

Reince Priebus Pushed Out After Rocky Tenure as Trump Chief of Staff

Reince Priebus Is Ousted Amid Stormy Days for White House

Reince Priebus, shortest-serving chief of staff in White House history

Priebus, sashay away

​​The Party Establishment Wing Of Trumpworld Collapses

​​Mattis appalled by Trump tweets announcing transgender ban: report

Trump isn't learning on the job, he just doesn't care

Trump tells police not to worry about injuring suspects during arrests

​Trump’s speech encouraging police to be ‘rough,’ annotated

Sally Yates: Protect the Justice Department From President Trump

White House, business groups start major push to cut taxes

Trump plans to sign new Russia sanctions bill, White House says

​​The Desperation of Our Diplomats

Trump swallows a bitter pill on Russia

Experts slam Trump administration’s flawed analysis for repealing water pollution rule


​​​​Thursday, July 27, 2017

Here's What a Real Constitutional Crisis Would Look Like

Trump Is Woody Allen Without the Humor

The 25 Worst Lies From Donald Trump’s First 200 Days


New York Times Reports Strong Quarter on Digital Revenue Growth

Trump Organization employees must agree to keep info about Trump family secret

​​Boy Scouts official apologizes for 'political rhetoric' of Trump speech

The Boy Scouts just apologized for the president’s behavior

Boy Scout leader apologizes for Trump's political rhetoric


​​There is enough votes to override the veto. Does Trump not understand the optics of not signing this? 

​​Trump may veto Russia sanctions bill that seeks to restrain his power

Pence Defends AG Attacks : You ‘Always Know Where You Stand’ With Trump

‘First They Came For ...’

We are going back in time ...    Justice Dept. Weighs In Against Protections for Gays in the Workplace

In One Day, Trump Administration Lands 3 Punches Against Gay Rights

US Joint Chiefs blindsided by Trump's transgender ban

The Daily 202: Growing GOP backlash to transgender troop ban underscores Trump’s political miscalculation

Candidate for top Homeland Security job withdraws over Trump transgender troops ban

​​OnPolitics Today: Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips cost more than trans soldiers' health care

Top US general promises no changes in military transgender policy for now

Pentagon has made no change yet to its transgender policy, says highest-ranking officer in U.S. military

Navy: Transgender sailors can still serve and get medical treatment until further notice

Trump demonstrates he is unfit to lead our troops

​​5 Unanswered Questions About Trump's 'Ban' On Transgender Troops

​​The New White House Leak Hunter Finds Himself on the Receiving End

Here is where I wish I could insert link to New Yorker article on Scaramucci but language so bad I am refraining from doing so. Evangelical Christians have to be so proud of the White House they wanted.  It’s Time We Stopped Calling Donald Trump a Christian

Scaramucci Calls for Inquiry After ‘Leak’ of Financial Form

Scaramucci claims 'felony' over report of public disclosures

Scaramucci: ‘If Reince wants to explain that he’s not a leaker, let him do that’

Scaramucci Appears To Blame Priebus For ‘Leak,’ Threatens To Call FBI, DOJ

Scaramucci Says Split With Priebus May Not Be Reparable

The Lesson Trump Hasn't Learned

​​​​This is not how government is supposed to work!   Trump administration signals that Murkowski’s health care vote could have energy repercussions for Alaska   and   Alaska Threatened by Trump Official on Senator's Obamacare Vote

Democrats vow investigation, lawsuit over ‘political blackmail’ against Murkowski

America and the Foxconn Dream

Read the health bill Senate Republicans waited until the 11th hour to release

The Senate's Blind Vote on 'Skinny Repeal'

Some GOP Skepticism of Sending Obamacare Repeal to Conference

“Skinny” repeal isn’t skinny at all

Call It ‘Sneaky Repeal,’ Not ‘Skinny Repeal’

Insurers Take A Shot At GOP ‘Skinny Repeal’ Obamacare Plan

​​Rod Stewart pays travel costs for kids with disabilities to come to DC to protest Medicaid cuts

So Lindsey Graham wants to vote YES on a bill he does not support and does not want to become law so the House and Senate can get together to write a different law but is scared the House will just pass the law he votes yes on but does not want to be a law. Follow all of that?   Republican quartet will only vote for skinny repeal if assured it won't become law – live

Senate Republicans hope their own Obamacare repeal won't become law

GOP Senators threaten to blow up Trumpcare unless they are given an unconstitutional guarantee

Why firing Jeff Sessions would be the most Donald Trump move ever

The president can be indicted — just not by Mueller

​Sessions Insists He’ll Remain, But Hasn’t Had ‘Best Week’ With Trump

Trump's Cabinet woes could cripple administration, ex-WH staffers say  I hate to say I Told You So (Who am I Kidding?)   President Trump - You made some terrible Cabinet choices

The most controversial tax reform proposal is officially dead

Speaker Ryan admits defeat, giving up on border adjustment tax

Trump to upstate New Yorkers: Move!

Russia. Remember Russia?    Russia Sanctions Headed To Trump's Desk. Will He Sign?

Russia probe could reveal Trump's closest-held secrets

Facebook reportedly found evidence of Russian spying on French elections

Conservatives shouldn’t be Putin’s ‘useful idiots’


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

When Your President is a National Cancer

Trump's approval is underwater in 11 states he won in November

Matt Drudge is firing warning shots at Trump, and that should worry the president

The norms of government are collapsing before our eyes

Trump And Congress Are Probably On A Collision Course Over Russia

All of the Russia investigations, explained

​​26 hours, 29 Trumpian false or misleading claims

Trump and Republicans treat their voters like morons

A Trump Tower of Absolute Folly

Trump Is a Bad Negotiator

BREAKING: Trump isn't going to stop bullying Sessions

Trump Is Desperate for an Enemy

Trump’s Sessions Abuse

​​Trump rips Sessions, even as AG attends White House meeting

Trump Continues Attacks On Sessions, And On Acting FBI Director

Trump is a coward. At least it limits the damage he does

The Latest: Trump isn’t letting up on Sessions criticism

Jeff Sessions has done more for Trumpism than anyone. Trump still wants to ditch him.

Cabinet members beware: What Trump is doing to Sessions can happen to you

Trump talks privately about the idea of a recess appointment to replace Sessions

How Long Before a 'Saturday Night Massacre'?

​​Trump's disdain for the rule of law

Lawyers upon lawyers upon lawyers: In Trump World, everyone has an attorney.

Trump just kicked transgender troops out of the military. This one ugly quote says it all.

Trump Says Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military

‘It’s not my thing’: A history of Trump’s shifting relationship with the LGBT community

How government works:   Inside Trump’s snap decision to ban transgender troops

Politicians, LGBTQ activists weigh in on Trump's transgender military ban

Trump’s Contempt for Transgender Heroes

​​Pentagon Not Aware Of Trump Ban On Transgender People Serving In Military

The military spends five times as much on Viagra as it would on transgender troops’ medical care

Trump called transgender troops a costly disruption. An expert who studied it says he’s wrong.

Are we going back in time?   DOJ files amicus brief that says Title VII does not protect sexual orientation

Justice Department brief argues against protections for LGBTQ workers

​​This is NOT how government is supposed to work!  Zinke call has Sullivan ‘very concerned’ after Tuesday vote

New Ethics Head Has Clashed With Colleagues Over Rules

How Trump’s speech to the Boy Scouts could put AT&T’s CEO in a tricky spot

Senate Republicans’ incredible shrinking Obamacare repeal dreams

John McCain Makes His Choice

‘Skinny’ Repeal Is Not Having A Great Debut

A defensive vote on an offensive bill

Insurers Warn About Lack of Coverage Mandate in Senate’s ‘Skinny Repeal’ Option

McConnell's Way Out

​​Senate debates health care bill, one major GOP plan fails -- live updates

​​Health care debate: Senate rejects full Obamacare repeal without replacement

Trump Persists in the Fight for a Health Care Win at Any Cost

This is scary!   House rejects Republican bills to punish CBO over scoring errors

Sad,  Poll: Nearly half of Trump voters think he won the popular vote

But,  In major shift, more Americans now disapprove of Trump on the economy

Did We Take Trump Too Seriously?

Scaramucci still stands to profit from SkyBridge from the White House

Anthony Scaramucci sent a cryptic tweet about leakers that also seemed to threaten Reince Priebus

Scaramucci tweets, then deletes, confusing statement that referred to information in Politico report as a 'leak'

​​Jeff Flake’s Gamble

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

This is not okay

Trump’s Boy Scouts speech broke with 80 years of presidential tradition

Scout’s Honor? Not for the President

I’m an Eagle Scout. But I’m glad my son wasn’t at President Trump’s Boy Scout speech.

Trump’s gratuitously political Boy Scouts speech, annotated  Remember,  Can packs, troops, teams or crews participate in political rallies?

Trump's missed opportunity to be a role model for Scouts

​​Trump’s latest rage tweets reveal a lawless, out-of-control president

A quick guide to President Trump’s false Twitter claims today


​​Trump Torches the Political Landscape — and Gets Away With It

Democrats Want To Probe Trump Ties To Deutsche Bank. GOP Says, No Thanks

Trump Steps Up Attacks on His Own Attorney General

President Trump calls Attorney General Jeff Sessions 'very weak' on 'Clinton crimes'

Trump’s Sessions Abuse

Trump is ratcheting up his abuse of Jeff Sessions. And Sessions has no good options.

Trump and Sessions locked in silent battle

The poor members of Trump World

​​I remember ...   Trump says he's not interested in pursuing case against Clinton  but   When the going gets tough, Fox News looks to Hillary Clinton

Trump coy on Sessions’ future: ‘Time will tell’

Trump says he is "disappointed" in Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Trump famously said, ‘You’re fired!’ But he tends to demean rather than dismiss.

Why did Donald Trump turn on attorney general Jeff Sessions?

​​Reactions to Trump's treatment of Jeff Sessions

GOP backlash to Trump attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions signals political danger

​​The Republicans Are Bailing on Trump | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ

Scaramucci: I've advised Trump against firing Mueller

Ryan: Special counsel Mueller 'anything but' a biased partisan

Russia is not our friend,  Videos suggest Russian government may be arming Taliban

Why Russia Revelations Never Seem To Change Anything

We will find out how much of a puppet Trump is to Putin when this bill comes across his desk, 

House expected to approve Russia sanctions bill limiting Trump's influence

House votes overwhelmingly to approve new sanctions on Russia

House passes Russia sanctions bill, setting up veto dilemma for Trump

Republican senators poised to vote today on health care. What you need to know

Republicans just dodged political disaster on health care

John McCain gives stirring speech denouncing the health bill he just voted to advance

​​Senate Republicans’ gross irresponsibility

An obscure Senate rule just put the GOP healthcare bill in more trouble

​​How to Contact Every Senator to Voice Your Thoughts on the Health Care Bill

It worked!    How Each Senator Voted on Full Obamacare Repeal-and-Replace

The Senate’s Health Care Travesty

Sad thing is that Donald J. Trump ran promising lower insurance for all,   Donald Trump Endorses Universal Healthcare, "The Government's Gonna Pay For It"  and promoted his seven-point plan,  Donald Trump elected: His 7 point plan for healthcare   Where did his plan go???  Page Not Found.   I went on a twitter rant about Repeal but no Replace, 

Sean Hannity asked people to bash Jake Tapper on Twitter. Most did just the opposite.

Trump, without evidence, cites Ukraine ties to ex-rival Clinton

EPA Chief Taps Taxpayer Dollars for Weekend Flights Home

Conflicting reports emerge over firing of White House press aide

Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals

Trump's Immigration Crackdown Suffers More Legal Setbacks

America’s Golden Age of Stupidity


​​Monday, July 24, 2017

Trump White House Tests a Nation’s Capacity for Outrage

It’s not too early, or too nutty, to discuss grounds for impeachment

Justice Dept. Nominee Says He Once Represented Russian Bank

​​Remember this?  Many conservatives enraged over Obama school speech

​Hmm...   Can packs, troops, teams or crews participate in political rallies?

Speaking to Boy Scouts, Trump attacks media and demands Obamacare repeal

Scout’s honor: Trump says he'll eschew politics, but doesn't

Current and Former Boy Scouts React to President Trump's Jamboree Speech

Media aghast at Trump for talking politics at Boy Scout speech

From ‘fake media’ to Clinton, Trump brings political attacks to the Scout Jamboree

Read the Full Transcript of President Trump's 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree Speech

Former White House photographer trolls Trump's raucous Boy Scouts speech with one photo

Irony?  Teaching your Scouts the value of telling the truth

Trump continues to suggest Russia investigation is politically motivated

If donations to Democrats mean you’re anti-Trump, the White House is in very deep trouble

The White House’s hypocritical attack on Robert Mueller’s team

Trump Is Becoming Unhinged at the Twists and Turns of Kremlingate

Who Were the Russians Working For?

​​​​G.O.P. Support for Trump Is Starting to Crack

Republicans in Congress deserve more credit for holding Trump accountable

​​Scott Pruitt Spent Much of Early Months at E.P.A. Traveling Home, Report Says

Despite many uncertainties, McConnell plans to move forward with Obamacare repeal vote

How the Health Bill Could Cost Senators in the Next Election

White House video misleads on CBO health-care estimates

Here’s the Full List of Donald Trump’s Executive Orders

Former GOP senator: Resist the bullying. Don't vote for a mystery health care bill.

​​GOP Rep: Fight To Fix O’Care Is Women’s Fault, Could Be Solved With A Gun Duel

​​Jared Kushner just threw Donald Trump Jr. under the bus. Bigly.

Jared Kushner’s Four Meetings With Russians

Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch's firm cited in money-laundering case

AP Sources: Trump Speaks to Advisers About Firing Session

After President Trump's public attacks, can Jeff Sessions survive as attorney general?

Trump leaves Sessions twisting in the wind while berating him publicly

How the Trump-Sessions connection fell apart

Unrest bubbles among Trump's key foreign policy aides: sources


New communications director moves toward possible staff purge at White House

‘It’s grilling time’: Five women line up to challenge Rep. Brat

What Machiavelli can teach us about Trump and the decline of liberal democracy

Two great videos:  ​The Rules for Rulers   and   Death & Dynasties (Rules for Rulers Follow-up)

Here’s How Ivanka Trump Is Still Making Her Millions

The $180 million conflict that kept Scaramucci out of the White House in January has only gotten shadier

A Veteran ICE Agent, Disillusioned with the Trump Era, Speaks Out

​​​​Sunday, July 23, 2017

Talk of Trump pardons reverberates on Sunday shows

Russian envoy claims Jeff Sessions discussed Trump campaign issues with him

Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about)  Trump turns on fellow Republicans

How Trump Got It Wrong in Saying The Times ‘Foiled’ Killing of ISIS Leader

White House offers muddled message on Russia sanctions legislation

For Trump and Putin, Sanctions Are a Setback Both Sought to Avoid

​​What does putting position over one's principles and beliefs look like? Exhibit A: 

​Scaramucci wrote 'America deserves better' than 'unbridled demagoguery' in early 2016 op-ed aimed at Trump

Read Anthony Scaramucci’s old tweets. You’ll understand why he deleted them.

Kellyanne Conway: Russia is 'not a big story'

​​Scaramucci: Trump still doesn't accept intelligence conclusion on Russia

Trump’s ‘Great National Infrastructure Program’? Stalled

I am anti-fracking and have never accepted a penny from anyone from Russia, 

​​Republicans brewing Russian scandal to target greens


Saturday, July 22, 2017


Trump Has Himself, Not Sessions, to Blame for the Limitless Mueller Investigation

​​The many unearthed interactions between Trump-world and Russia, documented

Trump intel chief: No agencies dispute Russian election meddling

Jared Kushner’s Got Too Many Secrets to Keep Ours

In 2-hour tweetstorm, Trump claims a president's 'complete power to pardon'

Donald Trump attacks press as Russia scandal swirls around Jeff Sessions

Trump’s Attack on Russia Inquiry Is From Familiar Playbook: The Clintons’

​​President Trump Defends His Power to Issue Pardons

A Guide to Presidential Pardons

Trump Says He Has ‘Complete Power’ to Pardon

​​Newly Disclosed Clinton-era Memo Says Presidents Can Be Indicted

Jeff Sessions has no plans to resign amid reports of campaign conversations with Russia: source

Jeff Sessions had a totally terrible week

Trump doesn't deny report that Jeff Sessions had 'substantive' talks with Russian diplomat

U.S. investigators seek to turn Manafort in Russia probe: sources

Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions Bill to Punish Moscow

Russia sanctions deal reached without changes Trump sought

Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Setting Up Tough Choice for Trump

Exit Spicey, enter the Mooch: another day in Trump's tragicomic America

The Wall With Mexico, and Xanadu

​​The Bogus Voter-Fraud Commission

Florida’s education system — the one Betsy DeVos cites as a model — is in chaos I tried to warn Senator Alexander,  My Response to Senator Lamar Alexander on Betsy DeVos's Confirmation to the U.S. Department of Education Secretary

Friday July 21, 2017

Gallup: Trump sets new low for second-quarter approval rating

Let’s check in on Trump’s major campaign promises

This presidency can’t be saved. It’s all downhill from here.

It sounds like Trump has lost some votes in 2020, What the Layoffs Look Like at the Carrier Plant Trump Said He’d Save

​​WaPo & NYT: Trump legal team trying to undercut Mueller

Timeline: Donald Trump Jr.’s contradictory statements about the Russia meeting

Does Trump Have a Case Against Mueller?

Return of the Tax Returns, Why is the president still so determined to keep his tax documents under wraps?

Will Republicans Draw a Red Line on Trump Powers?

GOP Sens & Reps On Record In Opposition To Trump Firing Special Counsel & In Support Of Mueller

White House won't rule out pardons on Russia

The walls are closing in on President Trump

Exclusive: Mueller asks WH staff to preserve all documents relating to June 2016 meeting


When Will President Trump Fire Robert Mueller?

Trump team seeks to control, block Mueller’s Russia investigation

Can President Trump pardon himself?

A legal guide to pardoning yourself if you’re the president of the United States

​​President Trump is considering pardoning himself. I asked 15 experts if that's legal.

Yes, Trump Could Pardon Himself. Then All Hell Would Break Loose

No, Trump can’t pardon himself. The Constitution tells us so.

​​"In Some Respects, We're A Nation in Crisis Right Now," Former CIA Director Says

​I thought Donald Trump Jr. wanted all of the truth to come out?   Trump Jr. and Manafort reach deal with Senate panel to avoid public hearing  I remember hearing this,  DON JR (FULL INTERVIEW) ON HANNITY ABOUT MEETING W/ RUSSIAN LAWYER

​​​Another day, another layer to the onion, Exclusive: Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client

Remember this?   Sessions denies he spoke with Russia's ambassador about campaign from March 2nd?

Uh Oh!   Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show  and  WaPo: Sessions discussed Trump campaign with Russian ambassador

Russian ambassador discussed policy with Sessions during White House race, report says

​​This is sad news.  I don't think Sean Spicer got the job he thought he was getting.  I am guessing the NO Camera Press Briefings were not his idea.  Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

Spicer resigns as White House press secretary, Scaramucci to be communications director

Sean Spicer's resignation may mean the end of Melissa McCarthy's 'SNL' character

Sean Spicer Will Be Remembered for His Lies

Brazen liar Sean Spicer was the perfect spokesperson for Donald Trump: Analysis

​​Sean Spicer’s stint as White House press secretary wasn’t tragic. It was just sad.

Sean Spicer Faced Myriad Obstacles During Dramatic White House Rise and Fall

Democrats Are More Upset About Losing Melissa McCarthy Impression Than Losing Sean Spicer

​​The Scaramucci Takeover

New White House communications chief begins tenure by defending one of Trump’s most dangerous lies

Scaramucci deletes old tweets bashing Trump

The Fox-Newsification of the White House

First White House press briefing since Spicer's resignation, as Sanders replaces him

​Health Care in a Time of Sabotage

CBOh no they didn't

Parliamentarian deals setback to Republican healthcare bill

Ahead of a vote on health care, uncertainty looms

Everyone Is Flip-Flopping On Obamacare Repeal-And-Delay

Didn't Trump tell Congress to not go on vacation until they finished repeal and Replace?


Trump 101: How to speak his language

Don't we start a lot of Trump stories with ...  Breaking From Campaign Rhetoric, Trump Brings Terrorism Suspect to U.S. for Trial

Today ends Made In America, Hire Americans, Week  Dozens of Foreign Workers Sought for Trump's Florida Clubs

Is next week Bring a Lawyer to Work Week?

U.S. Owns 700 Million Barrels of Oil. Trump Wants to Sell It

5 things Trump did while you weren't looking: Week 7

Donald Trump Preps for Battle Against Lawsuits

​​​Senate Intel Chair: ‘The Unmasking Thing Was All Created By Devin Nunes’

​​Top Republican: Controversy surrounding Susan Rice unmasking was 'created' by Devin Nunes

Why can't they just tell the truth the first time (or second time, or third time or...) ?  Kushner updates financial disclosure after omitting dozens of assets: report  and  In revised filing, Kushner reveals dozens of previously undisclosed assets

Attacks on American Muslims are un-American. Under Trump, they’re on the rise.

​​Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wow!  These are not the actions of someone with nothing to hide!   Trump team seeks to control, block Mueller’s Russia investigation

Robert Mueller conflict of interest? He left Trump National Golf Club over fees

What is Trump afraid of Mueller finding?  Trump Aides, Seeking Leverage, Investigate Mueller’s Investigators

Donald Trump's lawyers investigating special counsel Robert Mueller's team

Trump's public Russia comments could cause legal headaches for him — and his kids

Were Trump Jr., Manafort, and Kushner Hoping to Get Clinton’s Emails From Putin?

We are at the 6/48 pole of Trump term in office and  DONALD TRUMP IS ‘CORNERED’ AND COULD CURTAIL THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Eric Holder: Trump hindering Mueller investigation 'creates issues of constitutional and criminal dimension'

Dem senator: Pardoning targets of Russia probe would be 'crossing a fundamental line'

Congress Warns Donald Trump That It Will Be Toxic If He Fires Bob Mueller

Donald Trump’s Addled and Ominous Interview with the Times

​​Trump, Six Months in

The Inadvisable President

Six-Month Update for Trump Voters

No Ramadan dinner. No LGBT month.  Not attending NAACP event this weekend.  Does not understand role, responsibilities or org chart of FBI Director and Attorney General.   This seems to age well:   Khizr Khan offers Donald Trump his copy of the Constitution at the DNC

Trump Made Several Misleading Claims in Times Interview

Donald Trump made 17 false claims in that wild New York Times interview, more than 400 in his first six months

President Trump’s first six months: The fact-check tally

In 181 days, President Trump has made 836 false and misleading claims

Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations  What could this cause?  Kingston coal ash spill workers treated as 'expendables,' lawsuit by sick and dying contends

​​GOP senators dismayed at Trump's criticism of DOJ officials

Yes, Trump’s Attacks on His Justice Department Are a Huge Problem

So Trump draws a red line for Mueller.  Mueller replies with "what line?"   Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions

Russia Investigation Now Includes Trump’s Business Ties

​​Special Counsel Investigating Possible Money Laundering by Paul Manafort

NYT rejects Manafort's retraction request

Tillerson's Exxon violated Russia sanctions, Treasury says

U.S. Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism

Sessions plans to 'continue' as attorney general, despite Trump's expressing regret over nomination

Jeff Sessions Just Revived a Policy Nobody Supports  Hmm...  Dirty Words (HBO)   Civil Forfeiture: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Jeff Sessions Should Drop His Expansion of Civil Asset Forfeiture

​​Trump Counterterrorism Adviser Says Russia Did In Fact Hack U.S. Election

​​Remember this?  Carrier employee thanks President-elect Trump  Hmmm... Carrier plant that reached deal with Trump laying off hundreds  and   Carrier quietly outsources jobs to Mexico   I wonder how Tucker Carlson likes his crow prepared?   Obama eating crow over Trump Carrier deal?  What does Trump have to say today? Then: "WATCH: First MAJOR Donald Trump Speech Since Winning Election - Carrier Victory Lap in Indiana - FNN" 


At least one thing about Trump is 'Made in America' | Editorial

During ‘Made in America Week,’ President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club applies to hire 70 foreign workers

​​​Team Trump Used Obamacare Money to Run PR Effort Against It

GOP reverses course on healthcare

GOP senator says public won’t have ‘luxury’ of learning about health care plan before a vote

CBO estimates 22 million would lose insurance in a decade under GOP health care bill

Revised repeal and replace bill would give Senate $287 billion to dole out

​​Trump is mad Democrats didn’t work with him on health care, but he never tried

Why Trump’s Solo Meeting With Putin Was a Big No-No

For details of Trump’s meetings, foreign governments fill in the blanks

Faith Organization Letter Against Funding the Commission on Election Integrity

​This is SO Funny!   Fox News turns to Hillary Clinton amid negative news for Trump

​THIS is SO SAD!   Conservative Political Blogger Confirmed For Seat On Federal Appeals Court

Sadder?  The GOP has figured out that stats can not be gerrymandered. State senators' district can. 

​​ALEC unveils Const. Amendment to let Gov’s, Legislatures pick US Senators; DeVos, Kochs and others to discuss at ALEC conference this week    Who is ALEC?  Some dirty words (HBO)  State Legislatures and ALEC: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)  and  What is ALEC?


Wednesday, July 19, 2017


A Typology of Undisclosed Trump-Russia Meetings

Six ways Trump is 'dismantling' the US after six months in office

One word - WOW!  Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions  and  Excerpts From The Times’s Interview With Trump

Why did Trump warn Mueller not to go after his finances?

​​When did we become a Banana Republic?   A reporter broke White House rules by streaming live audio of an off-camera briefing

We have become a Banana Republic!   Sessions greenlights police to seize cash, property from people suspected of crimes but not charged

The Bipartisan Opposition to Sessions's New Civil-Forfeiture Rules

Jeff Sessions is letting police take more people’s stuff even if they aren’t convicted of a crime

MUST-SEE Video (Dirty Words, HBO) Our NewsChannel5 Phil Williams is featured, Civil Forfeiture: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) and Phil's coverage:  Timeline: Policing for Profit  and  NewsChannel 5 Investigates: Policing for Profit (2014) - Part 1


Trump's 'Made in America' spin manufactured in fantasyland

Made in Bangladesh shirts are the best: Donald Trump in David Letterman show

Carrier Begins Job Cuts at Indiana Factory Championed by Trump

Microsoft's Wilsonville jobs are going to China, underscoring travails of domestic tech manufacturing

Coal has no future, says US railroad boss

​​​Dearth of a Salesman: Trump Failed to Persuade on GOP Health Bill

Senate Republicans still at impasse after late-night health care meeting

What Mitch McConnell got wrong on health care

The Buck Stops Over There

Trump Cares About Looking Good, Not Doing Good

Trump Claims Dramatic Slow-Down Issuing Government Regulations

More and More Trump Supporters Celebrate His Character Flaws

This is sad!  Poll: Third of Trump voters don’t think Trump Jr. met with Russian, even though he admitted it

Tammy Duckworth: Trump is derelict in his duty

H.R. 1628, Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017  This is not governing!

A midterm preference for Democrats, but without anti-Trump motivation (POLL)

Opinion: Health care is a right, not a luxury

The Hidden Man: Why Paul Manafort is the Focal Point at the Trump Jr. Meeting

Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow

Russia, did someone say Russia?   GOP Lawmaker Got Direction From Moscow, Took It Back to D.C. 

A Top Rohrabacher Aide Is Ousted After Russia Revelations

Manafort Was in Debt to Pro-Russia Interests, Cyprus Records Show

Trump’s embrace of Russia making top advisers wary

Eighth person in Trump team meeting linked to money laundering investigation - hmm   Laundering Of Money Seen as 'Easy'  and  Trump’s Russian Laundromat

The Growing List of Lawyers Representing Team Trump

Jared Kushner to appear before Senate Intelligence Committee Monday

​​So much for not having any preconceived notions,  Vote Fraud Panel Head Casts Doubt on 2016 Election Tally

The "Hire People to what they Hate" Tour continues,   Trump just nominated a climate skeptic to USDA’s top science post

20 members of Congress demand FBI investigation into Ivanka Trump’s security clearance

​​Obscure Coal CEO Rains Money on Trump While Outflanking Rivals


​Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wow! Who knew? Literally, Who Knew?  Trump, Putin Had Second, Previously Undisclosed Meeting at G-20 Summit

6 months in, Trump's presidency is teetering on the brink of disaster

Rupert Murdoch's papers criticize Trump; is the mogul sending a message?

​​How the GOP Became the Party of Putin

Sad,   There is more evidence Russia interfered in the election. Fewer Trump supporters believe it.


“Set aside Putin and follow the money”: a Russia expert’s theory of the Trump scandal

​​Latest health care bill collapses following Moran, Lee defections

'This Is Historic': Krauthammer Calls GOP Health Care Effort 'An Epic Fail'

‘Let Obamacare Fail,’ Trump Says as G.O.P. Health Bill Collapses

‘It’s an insane process’: How Trump and Republicans failed on their health-care bill

​Trump won’t take responsibility if Obamacare fails

Remember,  Health insurance industry rakes in billions while blaming Obamacare for losses

Will Obamacare really fail?

Trump blindsided by implosion of GOP health care bill

NBC News/WSJ Poll: Just 12% in Key Trump Counties Back GOP Health Care Effort

Remember this?   Trump: Repealing Obamacare Is Going to Be ‘So Easy’

Trump owns plenty of blame for health care defeat

Byron York: No surprise: On Obamacare, GOP senators don't do what they don't want to do

5 reasons why the Republicans can't pass a repeal bill

7 uncomfortable truths for Republicans in the wake of the health care collapse

Trump Calls For Repeal And Delay Strategy After Senate Bill Stalls

John Kasich: The Way Forward on Health Care

Right-wing media points fingers at anyone but Trump following healthcare bill failure

Health care bill: Pro-Trump media blames Congress


For some reason Sean can not bring himself to create a Trump Golfer-In-Chief page?

​This is the sad impact of FoxNews:   Over 50% of Trump voters don't believe Donald Jr. met with Russians about Clinton dirt

Yuri Chaika: The Russian master of 'Kompromat' thought to be behind Donald Trump Jr meeting

Eighth person in Trump Tower meeting is identified  Question: Is Ike Kaveladze the same person as 2000 Irakly Kaveladze Laundering Of Money Seen as 'Easy' ?

Favorite line from this season of House of Cards: "Are you threatening me?" "No, I am enlightening you." Is Russia enlightening US?     Russia, after U.S. meeting on diplomatic row, says ready to retaliate

House Republicans to fall back on more modest spending plan

House GOP unveils budget plan that attaches major spending cuts to coming tax overhaul bill

House budget blueprint boosts military, cuts food stamps

Fox News' Sean Hannity calls colleague Shep Smith 'so anti-Trump'

Sanders, Fox reporter exchange jabs over off-camera briefings

Top State cyber official to exit, leaving myriad questions

​Despite tough talk, Trump admin again certifies Iran's nuclear deal compliance

​So far Trump has not blocked meThe President Will Block You Now   First Amendment, Redress Grievances

The "Hire People to What They Hate" Tour,   Trump Tax Policy Nominee Regrets Previous Stance on Aggressive Shelters

Meet the Members of Trump's "Voter Fraud" Commission

Some have realized you CAN NOT gerrymander a state but CAN gerrymander state senators' districts,  

​Powerful Lobby Group Wants To Prevent You From Voting For Senators

​​ALEC and Koch Brothers Want to Gerrymander the Senate

Irony? Populists were effective in getting 17th Amendement passed, 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Direct Election of U.S. Senators

Samuel Huntington, a prophet for the Trump era


Monday, July 17, 2017

Let's outline Trump's achievements during his first six months in office

Senate will vote to repeal Obamacare without replacement, after new healthcare bill stumbles

Wow! Repeal and Replace stopped again.  Who's behind GOP's stunning defeat on health care?

Repeal and NO Replace is not the answer!  Wow! @realDonaldTrump latest Tweet:

"Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!"   Not what he promised when he ran. His 7-point plan has disappeared, literally!

​ … "Page Not Found"

This is NOT governing. This is just 'winning' and every winner needs a loser. Loser here? New Hospital Construction for one. No one wants to invest in a new hospital without knowing the rules. Another loser? Patients and doctors.  What happens after the repeal is done and no new plan is implemented? This is demolition without any construction. What does that leave?  This is JOBS!  Obamacare's uncertain future has hospitals on hold Architects, Engineers, Construction Project Managers, Contractors, Electricians, Plumbers, HVAC, Vendors, Construction Document Printing. I have some experience with this.  Why am I a teacher now?   Here is why:  "Indeed, project-start data from New York-based McGraw-Hill Construction’s Construction Outlook 2010 show hospital construction dollar volume down 32 percent from 2008 and square footage down a remarkable 38 percent." from To build or not?  I don't think Mitch McConnell and President Trump want to return to 2009?

I went on a Twitter rant:

Old Truth Trips Up G.O.P. on Health Law: A Benefit Is Hard to Retract

Failing or Doing Fine? How Obamacare’s Marketplaces Are Shaping Up for 2018   Remember,  Health insurance industry rakes in billions while blaming Obamacare for losses

​​Trump's White House is recruiting primary challengers against Republican Sen. Jeff Flake

​​A concerted effort to keep people FROM voting.  Sad.   White House releases sensitive personal information of voters


Revenge is a dish best served cold,  Chris Christie: Getting Russian Opposition Research Is 'Probably Against the Law'

The Trumps and the Truth

Keith Olbermann sums it up well:   Have We Got Enough to Impeach Trump Already? | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ


The Word of the Summer Is 'Collusion.' What You Need to Focus on Is 'Conspiracy.'


Kremlin turns up the heat on U.S. over seized assets

Striking protectionist tone, Trump touts US-made products

‘Made in America’ Week Renews Focus on Trump Goods Manufactured Overseas

​​'Made in America' week enshrines Trump as president of hypocrisy   What about those Red MAGA Hats?  

Are Trump’s ‘Made in USA’ hats really made in USA?

15 Trump Products That Don't Qualify For His "Made in America" Week

​​Trump’s ‘Made In America’ Week Is Already Backfiring Spectacularly

Ivanka Trump products are not made in America

Put Americans to Work?   Donald Trump requested 64 foreign guest workers for his “winter White House”  

​and  Trump Winery Is Seeking Visas For Foreign Workers  and  Trump's decade-long record of hiring foreign guest workers

​Is the word we are looking for hypocrisy, irony or ?   During Made in America Week, White House defends imported Trump products

The Finance 202: 'Made in America' week belies weak manufacturing numbers

​​So much for Infrastructure Week    House panel backs bill to slash Transportation funding

Trump Says He Has Signed More Bills Than Any President, Ever. He Hasn’t.

Another Trump Lie!  Where Did Trump Dig Up 45,000 Mining Jobs?

​​Trump officials open border to 15,000 more foreign workers

Foreign-born recruits, promised citizenship by the Pentagon, flee the country to avoid deportation

Outgoing Ethics Chief: U.S. Is ‘Close to a Laughingstock’

Trump Savagely Mauls the Language  hmm...   Trump’s grammar in speeches ‘just below 6th grade level,’ study finds

​​​Trump is failing faster than any president

Trump’s poll numbers are bad. Here’s when the bottom will drop out.

The Note: Trump reaches a low even he can't ignore

'Modern Day Presidential' really isn't working for Trump

Trump and his base live in a bubble where he’s popular and all is well

9 charts on how the world sees President Trump


Trump Must Release Mar-a-Lago Visitor Logs, Judge Rules

No red carpet for Trump, says London's Khan

​​​Johnson Now Iffy On O’care Repeal After News Of McConnell’s Backroom Assurances

How the White House and Republicans underestimated Obamacare repeal

I want to know what happened to Trump's 7-Point Healthcare Plan. says "Page Not Found" 

The big surprise in Trump’s healthcare plan

New York Seeks Bank Records of Former Trump Associate Paul Manafort

Did Trump’s EPA Chief Just Say His Mission Is to Dismantle the Agency?

Why does Mitch McConnell lie?  Mitch McConnell: Trump nominations will take 11 years thanks to Senate Democrats    The LIE?   Tracking how many key positions Trump has filled so far 370 of 546 have NO NOMINEE! 

Save the Census

​GOP Seeks to Close Federal Election Agency


Sunday, July 16, 2017


Poll finds Trump’s standing weakened since springtime

​​Trump’s approval rating dips to 36 percent in new poll

Trump’s Approval Stands at 50 Percent in the Counties That Fueled His Win

​​Trump is killing the Republican Party

In response to angry callers, a first in 27 years for Michael Smerconish

Trump Claims ‘Fake News’ Is ‘Distorting Democracy’ Amid New Meeting Details

​​Opinion: 12 things to believe if ‘witch hunt’ accusation is true

​​"Amnesia in Trump orbit, drip drip drip is undermining credibility" Trey Gowdy DESTROYS Trump

Trump's lawyer let something slip about the Russia meeting that raises questions about whether Trump attended

South Carolina May Prove a Microcosm of U.S. Election Hacking Efforts

​​Former US prosecutor on Trump-Russia investigation: ‘People will be going to jail’

​​Nearly 150,000 attempts to hack SC voter registration system on Election Day: report

White House Plans Messaging Campaign to Refocus Attention on Trump’s Agenda  "‘Made In America’ campaign is latest attempt by president’s communications team to control narrative" Trump may not want to go there? Ivanka Inc.

Trump reportedly asked May to 'fix' a warm welcome for his UK state visit

A Top Republican Vows a Vote on Health Care, but Uncertainty Reigns


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Gergen: Among the most 'incompetent cover-ups'

Russian Gave Trump's Son Folder With Information Damaging To Clinton: Report

What did they know and when did they know it?  "What did the President know and when did he know it?"

Trump re-election campaign paid $50,000 to law firm now representing Donald Trump Jr.  HMM...

Russian lawyer obtained Hill hearing seat from former Florida Trump campaign chair's husband

​​Trump and Putin: The Art of Deal

"Every single thing they've done has caused this situation to be worse."

Trump’s Re-Election Campaign Doubles Its Spending on Legal Fees

​​Waivers Can’t Solve the Problems Created by Massive Federal Medicaid Cuts

McConnell: Senate to 'defer' on Obamacare repeal vote

If — if — the Senate passes a health bill, get ready for lightning round in the House

White House pitches health bill to skeptical US governors

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval still doesn’t support the Senate health-care bill. That’s big trouble for Republicans.

​Major insurance groups call part of health bill 'unworkable'

Governors steer clear of Trump

U.S. governors are wooed on NAFTA — by Canada and Mexico


‘Free Press Act’ would require White House to hold regular televised press briefings

Could A Census Without A Leader Spell Trouble In 2020?

Here are all the lies Sean Hannity told about stories he says the media ignored

Trump team sending mixed messages on Qatar and Gulf crisis


Friday, July 14, 2017

Uh Uh (Again!)   Report: Documents Were Exchanged in Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Meeting

New Report Claims Russian Lawyer Actually Did Bring Clinton Dirt Docs to Trump Jr. Meeting

WH aides exposed to scrutiny over Russia meeting response

"Trump's Lies Are INSANE!" Chris Wallace & Shep. Smith Is Fed Up With Trump

‘Lie after lie after lie’: Fox News’s Shepard Smith has a Cronkite moment on Russia

​Fox News' Shepard Smith: 'Deception' about Donald Trump Jr. meeting is 'mind-boggling'

​​18 U.S. Code § 953 - Private correspondence with foreign governments

Trump Tower Russia meeting: At least eight people in the room

Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting sure sounds like a Russian intelligence operation

​​Russian Lawyer Brought Ex-Soviet Counter Intelligence Officer to Trump Team Meeting

Drip, drip, drip: Your guide to new revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians

GOP lawmaker: Trump associates should open up about Russian contacts

Who cares what’s wrong with Donald Trump? What’s wrong with us?

The latest evidence of Trump’s unfitness may be the most revolting

​​Details revealed about Jared Kushner's security clearance forms

​Why Does Jared Kushner Still Have a Security Clearance?

​​Sources: Trump lawyers knew of Russia emails three weeks ago

White House 'transparency' talk withers in Russia glare

COLUMN: If we lose our decency, we lose America


The Russian Lawyer And The Lobbyist From The Trump Jr. Meeting Had A Busy Month In America Last Summer

Watch the *countless* times Trump and his team denied any collusion or ties with Russia

Dems want scrutiny of Ivanka Trump over Kushner’s Russian contacts

Russia says it’s ‘ready to take reciprocal measures’ if U.S. does not return compounds

Myths about sexual assault on campus from the Department of Education

White House releases personal information of voters worried about their personal information

​​Trump business sues over tax assessment for Florida golf course ... again

Feds Axe Homeless Veterans Program In Union Grove, King

​VP Pence spreading ‘fake news’ about Ohio

​Why Republicans Exempted Their Own Insurance From Obamacare Rollback

New Senate draft leaves its five fatal flaws intact

​​Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Referee Travel Ban Exemptions

​​Trump’s team is ready for a trade war over steel  hmmm... Keystone pipeline won't use US steel despite Trump pledge and Six Facts on Donald Trump’s Use of Chinese Steel

Judicial Watch: Trump Administration Air Travel Costs $3.58 Million  "Added to the previously released flight costs from the Air Force ($362,523.53) and the total for the trip comes to $752,455.24. Obama family travel cost taxpayers at least $100,104,459.53 during his two terms." Whew! Math Involved! JW made me add up the numbers for President Donald J. Trump $10,997,883.70 - for 6 months! WOW!  So Trump is on pace for $22 million for one year. Obama averaged $12.5 million a year. 

Ivanka Inc.

A Big, Beautiful Modest Proposal

More than 3,000 Colorado voters have canceled their registrations since Trump election integrity commission request


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Must read! Maybe why Trump will not release tax returns?   Trump’s Russian Laundromat

The key to the Trump-Russia scandal? Follow the data

​​Sessions Thanks Anti-LGBT Group for Its “Important Work”

Trump's lawyers try to control unruly White House

Trey Gowdy: Robert Mueller is 'your quintessential straight arrow'

Sources: Trump lawyers knew of Russia emails back in June

Bungled collusion is still collusion

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s comments about campaign meeting with Russian lawyer

​​​Trump in Paris amid Russia firestorm: Live updates

Trump defends son again during Paris visit: 'Most people would have taken that meeting'

No they wouldn't president Trump. How do we know that? For over a year everyone lied about it.

Watchdog groups file complaint with FEC accusing Donald Trump Jr. of breaking campaign finance law

Robinson: Power couple Jared and Ivanka may have flown too close to the sun

Trump's off-the-record on-the-record toggle vexes reporters


Hmm...    Full Interview: Mike Pence, January 15

Why Jared Kushner needs to speak up on Trump-Russia scandal

How A False Conspiracy Theory About The Russian Lawyer Who Met With Don Jr. Spread To Trump

​​Ordered by court to disclose his Russia contacts, Sessions releases blank sheet of paper

Senate Republicans Unveil New Health Bill but Divisions Remain

Insurance experts question Cruz's assertion about single risk pool

The new GOP healthcare bill will include controversial Ted Cruz amendment that's getting blasted by insurers

Where Every Senator Stands on the Revised Health Care Bill

​White House budget wouldn’t eliminate deficit or do much to expand economy, CBO says

CBO Finds Trump’s Budget Doesn’t Balance Like White House Said

​​Another campaign promise modified by Trump:  No need for full border wall, Trump says

Tracking Trump's nominations

In closed-door speech, Jeff Sessions tells right-wing group religion is under attack

Steve Bannon misreports $2 million debt in financial disclosure

​​​​Trump official apologizes for saying most campus sexual assault accusations come after drunken sex, breakups

U.S. Senate panel OKs John K. Bush for appeal courts despite 'provocative' posts   Remember  Senators Grill Trump Judicial Nominees On Provocative Blog Posts

​​How Late-Night Comedy Fueled the Rise of Trump

The GOP Quest to Find Voter Fraud Draws Backlash

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Recreating June 9: A very consequential day in the 2016 campaign

Russian Officials Overheard Discussing Trump Associates Before Campaign Began

The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Is Real

​​Conspiracy or Coincidence? A Timeline Open to Interpretation

Trump's Legitimacy Is in Question

Trump lies low as son's meeting scrutinized

Trump, Russia, and the Misconduct of Public Men

‘A million miles per hour’: Inside Trump’s campaign when Trump Jr. met with Russian

​​5 new questions about Donald Trump Jr. -- and his emails

Analysis: Trump’s son connects the dots on Russia probe

Don Jr. Russia emails trap Trump and his whole circus. They have no good choices.

Why do we assume nothing came of Don Jr.'s meeting?

Important question not being asked about Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russian lawyer

Bush’s former ethics chief called Trump Jr.’s meeting close to “treason.” I asked him why.

This is sad on so many levels:  'CONCLUSION?' or 'COLLUSION': Kellyanne Conway turns Fox News interview into show-and-tell

House Democrats want to know why a major Russian money-laundering case was abruptly settled

Right and Left React to the Donald Trump Jr. Email Scandal

Email Chain Turns Focus to Trump's Miss Universe Ally in Moscow

The facts about Trump's faulty attack on media's sources

​​Is White House in Bunker Mode now?  Photo surfaces of evangelical pastors laying hands on Trump in the Oval Office

Scoop: Trump lawyers want wall between Kushner, president

Opinion: If collusion is now OK, what isn’t OK? What’s left?

Why this conservative thinks it's time for Trump to go

State Department spent more than $15,000 for rooms at new Trump hotel in Vancouver

Trump’s proposals could hike taxes for nearly a quarter of the middle class

It is unclear if President Trump's friend Jim exists, AP says

There's Nothing Bipartisan About Medicaid Cuts

Jeff Sessions addresses 'anti-LGBT hate group,' but DOJ won't release his remarks

​​Massive iceberg nearly the size of Delaware breaks off Antarctica

Sen. Tom Carper uses giant iceberg to melt Pruitt's climate debate idea

The Trump Administration Provides One More Reason to Discontinue CVE

​​​​Tuesday, July 11, 2017

This is the mother of all tipping points

Uh Oh!  Russian Dirt on Clinton? ‘I Love It,’ Donald Trump Jr. Said


Mini-Donald’s Major Fail

Read the Emails on Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

New York Times story triggered the release of Trump Jr. emails

Trump Jr. delivers ‘smoking gun’ to Mueller

Donald Trump Jr.'s emails undermine what the White House has been saying

What If It's All True?

​​Trump and Putin: The Art of Deal

​Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails Sound Like the Steele Dossier

​‘Category 5 hurricane’: White House under siege by Trump Jr.’s Russia revelations

Donald Trump Jr. chose Russia & victory over patriotism

A revelation unlike any other in the Russia investigation

When Power and Party Trump Country and Duty

Trump's Russian business partner said his election would be 'an amazing breakthrough'

Trump Jr. admits of meeting with Russian lawyer: 'I probably would have done things a little differently'

The Everybody-Does-It Defense of Collusion

Did Donald Jr. Break the Law?    18 U.S. Code § 953 - Private correspondence with foreign governments

Rancor at White House as Russia Story Refuses to Let the Page Turn

​​Donald Trump Jr. Emails Paint Serious Case of Campaign Finance Violations

Recreating June 9: A very consequential day in the 2016 campaign

The Latest: House Intel Dem says Congress needs answers

​Graham: Trump Jr.’s Emails About Meeting Russian Lawyer ‘Disturbing’

Natalia Veselnitskaya, Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr., Seen as Fearsome Moscow Insider

Ten Times Trump Denied Collusion With Russia

What happened and when: The timeline leading up to Donald Trump Jr.’s fateful meeting

The ‘Did Trump’s Campaign Collude’ Debate Is Over. The Only Question Now Is How Much.

​​Donald Trump Jr. may have just crossed the legal line on collusion  after the meeting Donald Trump Jr went on CNN and said this:   Donald Trump Jr. Interview on State of the Union

Trump silent as son walloped in Russia scandal

A Conspiracy of Dunces

Donald Trump Jr. is an idiot

We Now Have Proof of Trump’s Collusion With Russians

Gowdy fumes at Trump administration over latest Russia controversy

Exploring Sean Hannity’s defense of Donald Trump Jr.: Clinton and Ukraine did it, too

This is sad!  Tested by the many chapters of the Russia story, Republicans stand by Trump

Republicans in Congress still don't want to talk about possible collusion between Trump and Russia

BUT:  Trump Could Be Toxic for GOP

​​​MUST READ! Elections have impact on your life:   The Deep Industry Ties of Trump’s Deregulation Teams​

Indiana lost 5,000 manufacturing jobs under Trump

This Town Melts Down

Monday, July 10, 2017

The plot thickens even more:    Trump Jr. Was Told in Email of Russian Effort to Aid Campaign

On Russia, White House struggles to stick to a script

​​What Trump’s Cybersecurity Flip-Flop Reveals

Trump’s Failing Win-Win

Putting the Trump-Russia timeline into perspective  - Don't Forget June 12,  WikiLeaks Says It Will Publish More Hillary Clinton Emails

Joe: No way Trump Jr. forgot meeting happened

​​When will Donald Trump, Sean Hannity and Fox and Friends learn that Reading is Fundamental?

Comprehension is the Key. Or do they care about the Truth?

​​Trump accuses James Comey of breaking the law — based on a misleading Fox News report

President Trump's Twitter habit puts him keystrokes away from breaking laws

Wow! FoxandFriends retracts.   "Correction: Comey's memos did not have top secret info. The report says half were classified at secret or confidential level, not top secret"


Trump adds two to election integrity commission

​Medicaid enrollees largely satisfied with access and quality of care: Study

Three Legs Good, No Legs Bad

​​Am I leaving my party or is my party leaving me?  Sharp Partisan Divisions in Views of National Institutions

Maybe the only reason some of my friends voted for Trump?  One of the Biggest Reasons Republicans Stick by Trump


Trump Aides Recruited Businessmen to Devise Options for Afghanistan

​Is Mike Pence betting it will all come crashing down on Trump?

​China says US has apologised for confusing it and Taiwan in White House error

If we only had a Chief of protocol but NO NOMINEE. 374 of 564 jobs have NO NOMINEE 

​​Sunday, July 9, 2017

Must See TV:  Stelter: The problem with 'anti-journalism'

The Russia Russia Russia plot thickens:   Trump’s Son Met With Russian Lawyer After Being Promised Damaging Information on Clinton

Donald Trump Jr.’s stunningly incriminating statement to the New York Times

Hmmm...  Full Interview: Mike Pence, January 15

​Ex-Bush ethics lawyer on Trump Jr: 'This borders on treason'

Donald Trump Jr.’s Two Different Explanations for Russian Meeting

The Meeting took place June 9, 2016.  June 12, 2016?  WikiLeaks to publish more Hillary Clinton emails - Julian Assange

​​Trump Has Picked America’s Enemies in Russia Over Its Friends in Europe

No, it isn't time to move on.  ‘Time to Move Forward,’ Trump Says After Putin Denies Election Hacking

Fmr. CIA Director Brennan Says Trump ‘Ceded’ Ground to Putin

Full Brennan Interview: Trump 'Doesn't Take the Word' of Intel Experts

​Rubio: Trump cyber pact with Putin like a 'Chemical Weapons Unit' with Assad

Who/How can we believe anyone in the White House?   Trump says no sanctions talk with Putin, contradicting Tillerson's account  and  Secretary Mnuchin: President Trump 'focused on strategically negotiating with Putin'

'This implicates us in their propaganda': The US just made a striking concession to the Kremlin

Trump tweeted "Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded.." at Jul 9, 2017 06:50:24 AM but then he tweeted "The fact that President Putin and I discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn't mean I think it can happen. It can't-but a ceasefire can,& did!" at Jul 9, 2017 07:45:13 PM     Who changed his mind?

Trump knocks down prospect of Russian-American cybersecurity unit

​​So when you get home from a business trip with a long list of things to do, what do you do? Hit the golf course. Tracking President Trump’s Visits to Trump Properties

​​Government rules aren’t strong enough to tame President Trump, outgoing ethics director Walter Shaub says

Outgoing ethics chief calls White House accusation of leaks 'ridiculous'

​​Former US spy says Vladimir Putin is trolling Donald Trump over 2016 election meddling

​​Vlad, the Trump Impaler


​​U.S. Jobs Market Under Trump Looks a Lot Like It Did Under Obama  Hmm..   Trump Job Tracker

​McCain: Senate GOP healthcare bill 'probably going to be dead'

Two GOP senators suggest bill to repeal health care law is 'dead'

​Cruz on GOP health reform: 'I believe we can get it done


Trump seems to have a problem vetting people:  Former Ohio official who accidentally released Social Security numbers is on Trump's voter fraud panel

Trump’s air traffic overhaul faces bumpy skies

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Trump’s media-bashing keeps base happy but small: Daniel Dale

Trump Team Met With Lawyer Linked to Kremlin During Campaign

​Donald Trump Jr. called meeting with campaign leaders, Kremlin-linked lawyer two weeks after his dad won GOP nomination: report

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Moscow mischief and Putin meeting

​​At G-20, world aligns against Trump policies ranging from free trade to climate change

G20 closes with rebuke to Trump's climate change stance

Trump leaves G-20 summit without holding press conference

Putin set a trap and Trump fell into it

Trump: Meeting with Putin was 'tremendous'

Putin: Trump believes my denial of election meddling, but ask him

Putin says he thinks Trump ‘agreed’ with assurances that Russia did not interfere in U.S. elections

Putin says Trump satisfied with denials of Russian involvement in U.S. election

Haley: 'Everybody knows that Russia meddled in our elections'


Look Closely. Both Sides Accounts of the Meeting Are Pretty Similar

Trump leaves leaders fearing the future as G-20 summit breaks

Trump’s nationalists triumphant after Europe trip

​​Ivanka Trump briefly sits in for her father at G20 session

Why I'm glad Ivanka Trump is now leader of the free world

Trump says may take a while for U.S., China to deal with North Korea

Trump Admin Defends ‘Voter Fraud’ Probe In Court Against Privacy Lawsuit

Combating a Real Threat to Election Integrity

Special Counsel Mueller Lets His Actions Do The Talking: 15 Hires, More to Come

Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists

Republicans increasingly uncertain of a legislative victory before August

White House Gaffe Names Xi as President of Taiwan, Not China - Maybe if Trump spent less time on the golf course and more on ZipRecruiter? "NO NOMINEE  Chief of protocol" from  Tracking how many key positions Trump has filled so far

Why Does Donald Trump Keep Dissing Jews?

​Twitter’s Passion Politics

​​Friday, July 7, 2017

Trump: 'Everyone' at G-20 talking about Podesta not giving server to authorities

Everyone and everybody: who is Trump talking about?

This linguist studied the way Trump speaks for two years. Here’s what she found.

That Trump tweet on the DNC hack has 3 errors

Analysis: This is one of President Trump's most bizarre tweets yet - for 3 reasons

​​Five things to watch for during Trump's meeting with Putin

Once Dominant, the United States Finds Itself Isolated at G-20

Maybe Trump will ask Putin about this?   Russians Are Suspects in Nuclear Site Hackings, Sources Say

Feds Suspect Russians Behind Cyber-Attacks on Power Plants

Trump 'pressed' Putin on election meddling but he denied it, Rex Tillerson says    Meeting of Serial Liars

US, Russia disagree over what Trump and Putin actually said to each other

Trump-Putin talk ends with conflicting reports on Russian meddling

Trump may claim he won the U.S.-Russia meeting, but Putin probably benefits more

​Paul Ryan: 'No Surprise' That Vladimir Putin Denied Interfering in 2016 Election

Trump Emerges From Putin Meeting With Cease-Fire and Little Else

Trump Handed Putin a Stunning Victory

Trump Caves to Putin

​​​Exiting Ethics Chief Walter Shaub Calls Trump White House 'A Disappointment'

​Justice League: Meet The Veteran Prosecutors Powering The Russia Probe

State Responses to Commission Requests

Senate GOP and White House plan final, urgent blitz to pass health-care law

Why Repeal-and-Delay Is a Risky Health Care Strategy

With No Wall Built, does it matter who is not paying for it?   Trump, meeting with Mexican president, again insists Mexico will pay for the wall

Yes, the Trump Administration Has Ideas, and Some Are O.K.

​BUT   The Gravest Dangers of Trump's Voter Fraud Commission

@JamilSmith  tweeted "What is to stop a foreign official joining a Trump club, paying @POTUS directly through exorbitant membership fees?"  Hmm...   Trump personally pockets club membership fees, breaking with industry norms


Thursday, July 6, 2017

This is bad!  U.S. ethics chief who pressured Trump resigns 

Ethics official who sparred with Trump is leaving government

Walter Shaub says America should have right to know motivations of its leaders

He is going here :-)


Trump’s white-nationalist dog whistles in Warsaw

Washington has become the capital of political dissent

Trump Misleads on Russian Meddling: Why 17 Intelligence Agencies Don’t Need to Agree

Poll: Most Americans Think Trump Did Something Wrong With Russia

Russia steps up spying efforts after election


Trump’s latest spin on Russia just left him badly exposed — again

​Trump comments on Russian election meddling may hurt relationships with US allies

Most G20 countries have little confidence in Putin, Trump on world affairs

​​Democrats Propose Topics for Trump-Putin Meeting

If we only had those tax returns?  Russia-born dealmaker linked to Trump assists laundering probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Taps Broad Range of Talent for Russia Probe

What Happens If The Election Was A Fraud? The Constitution Doesn’t Say.

Is Donald Trump right that gas prices are now lowest in over 10 years?

Trump’s job growth nightmare: His first year could be slower than Obama’s last

​​When will Trump realize that China NEEDS North Korea as a buffer from US? China does not want to have to feed and care for North Koreans?   How to avoid the War of Trump’s Mouth

How do you solve the problem of veterans getting mad that veterans are getting deported? Just break their contracts!  Mark Warner warns Jim Mattis not to kick out noncitizen recruits  We deport our veterans? Yes, we do!

Must read! Explains why I am a non-practicing GOPer, Conservatives Go Third ‘I’ Blind

Trump’s Life-Tenured Judicial Avatar

I tried to warn Lamar Alexander that Betsy DeVos was a bad appointment.  19 AGs sue DeVos for delaying for-profit college rules and   Betsy DeVos Suspended Rules Shielding Students From For-Profit College Fraud. Now 19 Attorneys General Are Suing Her   I really did!

CREW FILES ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST JARED KUSHNER  and  Jared Kushner did not disclose ownership in real estate investment company, ethics complaint says

Voter fraud commission member gets into heated exchange with MSNBC anchor

 When will some grasp the fundamental idea that voter REGISTRATION is not Illegal VOTING?

The Trump Administration’s Voter-Suppression Plans Are Backfiring Badly

Computer expert says Trump’s voter commission data uses dangerous website

I told Trump he was choosing a terrible cabinet.  Perry mocked for incorrect use of 'supply and demand'

“Here’s a little economics lesson: supply and demand,” Perry said, according to reports. “You put the supply out there, and the demand will follow.”  Worked for buggy whips, Jarts, Studebaker, clackers, 8-track tapes, black and white Televisions, VCRs and BlockBuster.

This is not Trump Winning,  Congress must shore up insurance markets if Obamacare repeal fails: McConnell

Trumpcare Is Having a Very Bad Day

McConnell says limited bill needed if GOP health bill dies

GOP Sen. John Hoeven comes out against health care bill

Schumer calls Cruz healthcare amendment a 'hoax'

​​​Will the 'Trump 10' Pay a Price in 2018?

RNC asked Hillary Clinton where her health care plan is -- and Clinton responded

'I Didn't Expect Donald Trump to Win.' Republican Senator Explains the Struggle Over Health Care Bill

Trump was first U.S. president to visit Warsaw without visiting the Warsaw Ghetto since 1989

How to handle an unhinged president

​Trump’s dangerous thirst for a clash of civilizations



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Showdown of the Year: Trump vs. Putin   We don't know if it is their first meeting or not?   Compilation of Trump's Contradictory Statements About His Relationship With Putin.

​​Trump Organization renews rights to

Poll: Majority thinks Trump 'face-lift' tweet unacceptable

Some things you can just not make up!   Some Trump supporters thought NPR tweeted ‘propaganda.’ It was the Declaration of Independence  and  NPR’s Declaration of Independence tweetstorm confuses some

​​Poll Comparing Credibility of CNN and Trump is Really Just Asking How Gullible America is

CNN responds to criticism that it 'blackmailed' the Reddit user who created Trump's body-slamming meme

The Network Against the Leader of the Free World

Why does the White House blatantly lie?  Donald Trump Jr. Defends Reddit Meme Creator After CNN Report

Again, Why does the White House blatantly lie? Has Donald Trump never 'promoted or encouraged violence,' as Sarah Huckabee Sanders said?   Let's go to video tape:   All the Times Trump Has Called for Violence at His Rallies

Trump's long list of disagreements with G20 nations

"According to Polish media reports, Poland’s government promised the White House a reception of cheering crowds as part of its invitation. To make good on that pledge, ruling party lawmakers and pro-government activists plan to bus in groups from the provinces to hear Trump’s speech."  Trump expects warm welcome in Poland at start of Europe trip  and  ‘Trump needs some nice pictures from Europe,’ and Poland will likely oblige

​What Russia hopes to gain from this week’s Putin-Trump meeting

What Putin’s team is probably telling him about Trump

​​Investigators explore if Russia colluded with pro-Trump sites during US election

A Timeline: Russia and President Trump

​Trump Organization renews rights to

State Department Gears Moving Slowly, Frustrating New Secretary

On world affairs, most G20 countries more confident in Merkel than Trump

Trump and Xi at G20 in Hamburg: Time to abandon illusions

In North Korea, ‘Surgical Strike’ Could Spin Into ‘Worst Kind of Fighting’

​​Out of the swamp... or into the shadows?

Forty-four states have refused to give certain voter information to Trump commission

Actual Letter

Kobach complains about reports on voting commission

​​Voter fraud commission may have violated law

The GOP Has Been Trying To Change Medicaid Since Reagan

Obamacare Is For Everyone

Republicans ask Dems: Where's your healthcare plan?  They passed theirs, it is called ACA.  History and Timeline of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

You Can March But You Can't Hide, So GOPers Hide

​Hundreds of thousands of workers could lose their jobs if Senate health bill passes

Despite Negative Views of Immigrants, Majority of Republican Texans Support a Path to Citizenship

What is it with KellyeAnne Conway and lies?   She tweeted "#Poll: 60% majority of voters -including Independents - back Trump travel ban. Question wording & info matter." and linked this article: Poll: Majority of voters back Trump travel ban  only it is wrong, Politico’s poll on Trump’s travel ban is fake news

Millions of student loans could be headed for a shakeup in coming months

Sen. Franken eviscerates Trump’s ‘red-team’ plan to undermine climate science


​​Tuesday, July 4, 2017

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!  Meet 5 immigrants who are becoming American citizens on July 4

Trump has dragged America into a permanent state of crisis

What’s the Matter With Republicans?

​​Poll: More Americans trust CNN than Trump

Newspapers rip Trump voter fraud panel in July 4th editorials

Robert Mueller's Probe Could Draw Focus to Russian Organized Crime Operations

​​Senators know you can not gerrymander a state:  GOP Senators Weigh Higher Health Premiums’ Possible Effect on Midterms

Trump Wants a Do-Over in Europe

Trump hamstrung at home as he seeks closer ties with Moscow

Russian Demand for Beach-House Return Clouds Trump-Putin Meeting

​​Trump to China on Kim's missile test: 'End this nonsense once and for all!'  When does someone convince Trump that China has no reason to do anything about North Korea? China needs North Korea as a buffer from US and they have no desire to feed and take care of the people of North Korea.

What Can Trump Do About North Korea? His Options Are Few and Risky

​State dept workers vent over Trump, Tillerson in survey

State Department Workers Vent Grievances Over Trump, Tillerson, Cite Longer-Term Issues

Hmm???   Tracking how many key positions Trump has filled so far  State Department?

"DEPARTMENT OF STATE  124 positions"

What ever happened to Trump TV?

How Chris Christie's lofty ambitions became beached after he sold his soul to Donald Trump

After Years of Growth, Automakers Are Cutting U.S. Jobs

Trump expected to bring up Syria and Ukraine in Putin meeting, but not Russian election hacking

So Trump can attack the Mayor of London and News Outlets but can not take on the man who attacked US?

​​Monday, July 3, 2017

Trump’s Pants on Fire claim that CNN ratings are ‘way down’

Why can't people agree to disagree? Respect others' right to 'be wrong'? We can disagree on ice cream flavors, ball teams or politics and still love and respect each other.   Finding Unity in a Divided Washington

Pointing out others' issues is not attacking, it is making declarative statements. Civil Discourse is their responding with their side of the story. For Example:

A great example of KellyAnne Conway LYING:  Kellyanne Conway says Trump mostly tweets about policy, with a straight face



We Already Know Trump Betrayed America

Trump expected to bring up Syria and Ukraine in Putin meeting, but not Russian election hacking

So Trump can attack the Mayor of London and News Outlets but can not take on the man who attacked US? 

Dem: Trump will show 'weakness' if he doesn't bring up election meddling with Putin 

Kremlin Expects US to Quickly Return Russian Embassy Assets

Trump’s tab increases for Jupiter golf club lawsuit

Some people do not grasp the words irony, optics or perception?

First , more states are saying NO to Trump's Illegal Voting Commission:

​​With new concerns about hacking, more states reject Trump’s unprecedented request for voter data

So what does Reince Preibus tweet and Trump retweets?  Ready for the irony? Ready for it? is about this story:

​​Republicans say data operation helped Trump win Wisconsin, will be strong in 2018 races

​What could go wrong?    GOP data firm that exposed millions of Americans' personal information is facing its first class-action lawsuit

Attorney group says Kobach violated federal law by promoting voter commission

Maryland official resigns from Trump voter fraud panel

​​What everyone should know about Peter W Smith, the potential missing link in the Trump-Russia probe

Constitutional scholars: 25th Amendment talk 'premature,' unrealistic

The Senate GOP’s health care stalemate, in one chart

But:  Column: As GOP moves toward repeal, a government report shows Obamacare is working well



America, the diminished

Trump is destroying his credibility with the world

Trump Still Hasn’t Filled Top Jobs, And He Has (Mostly) Himself To Blame

People around the world don't like or trust Trump. Here's why that matters.

Iranians Hold ‘Trumpism’ Cartoon Contest to Mock U.S. Leader

Investor who spotted Enron fraud: Trump infrastructure plan is 'fake fiscal news'

​​​The Hijacked American Presidency

House Republican leader balks at Russia sanctions bill over concerns it would harm Texas energy companies

Oil Giants Lobby Against Bill to Toughen Russia Sanctions

​​Former Justice Department compliance contractor leaves job, slams Trump administration's conduct amid corruption probes

Trump White House still lacks a website for Spanish speakers

Trump mocks Kim Jong Un over latest missile launch

The economy President Trump loves looks a lot like the one candidate Trump hated

Trump touts 'great jobs numbers' that aren't actually so great

​​​EPA's Pruitt moves to roll back over 30 environmental regulations in record time

Court Invalidates EPA Rollback of Methane Pollution Protections

Column: Trump administration blames Chicago's violence on 'morality,' but opioid addiction is the fault of drugs?

People on Twitter are loving how baffled Buzz Aldrin appeared by Trump's 'space' talk

Donald Trump has made conspiracy theories great again


Sunday, July 2, 2017

What To Tell Your Kids This Fourth of July

Trump appears to promote violence against CNN with tweet

New outcry as Trump tweets mock video showing him beating up CNN stand-in

Trump punches CNN in a juvenile tweet

President Trump locks heads with news media in a social media first

Reporters Committee denounces Trump's message of violence against press

Independent Press Is Under Siege as Freedom Rings

​​​"The time for small thinking is over.  The time for trivial fights is behind us." President Donald Trump

FULL SPEECH: President Donald Trump Speech to Joint Session Of Congress 2/28/2017 Trump Live Speech


Donald Trump Is Testing Twitter’s Harassment Policy

Twitter says Trump's tweet doesn't violate its rules

​​President Trump: No, I Won't Stop Tweeting

Trump tweets video of him attacking CNN logo

The Latest: CNN responds to Trump tweet


I would use Social Media to converse with my customers, the people.

Journalists push back on Trump's media attacks

Trump Continues Tirade Against Press At Event Honoring Veteran

Why pro wrestling is the perfect metaphor for Donald Trump's presidency

After the president’s tweet, I must withdraw my support for everything but his agenda

White House official: If Senate health care bill fails, pass simple Obamacare repeal

Republican Voters Blame Congress, Not Trump, For a Lack of Progress

Trump fuels Texas and California feud

​​Proposed Federal Budget Endangers Warm Homes

​​Deportation a ‘Death Sentence’ to Adoptees After a Lifetime in the U.S.

Trump Foot Soldier Sidelined Under Glare of Russia Inquiry

American Retrenchment Is a Golden Oldie


Saturday, July 1, 2017

NEW RECORD ! For Visitors! 12,230 in June - broke record set last month at 8,540  Thank You!!!

In 162 days, President Trump has made 744 false and misleading claims

Now We Have a Road Map to the Trump Campaign’s Collusion With Russia

Consistency requires principles, something Trump lacks.

​​Trump proves to be an unreliable ally to Republicans in the health-care fight

For Millions, Life Without Medicaid Services Is No Option

​​Surprise war vote points to shift in GOP

Justice Gorsuch Delivers

‘I’m President and They’re Not’: Trump Attacks Media at Faith Rally

In tweet blitz, Trump defends his use of social media

Trump: My social media use is 'modern day presidential'

Donald Trump defends personal comments about TV hosts as 'modern day presidential'

​​Trump attacks MSNBC and CNN, defends his use of social media in series of tweets

Defiant Trump resumes attacks on 'Morning Joe' hosts, despite bipartisan criticism -   Name calling is the action of an intellectual  coward who knows he can not respond to criticism with facts of his own.

Cruella de Trump

Week 6: Trump Gets a Lift From Media Wounds

CNN's Jake Tapper to Trump: Attacking the media does nothing for the troops, country

Updated:  GOP Activist Who Sought Clinton Emails Cited Trump Campaign Officials

Security expert: GOP attempt to find Russian hacked Clinton emails had Trump campaign ties

​Trump Immigration Ban Meets Law of Unintended Consequences​

‘Love Thy Neighbor?’   but

States fight Trump commission's effort to gather voters' personal data

​Demand for voter rolls shows ugly truth about Trump's voter fraud commission

Trump budget plans cut funds for affordable housing in US

I do not agree with this Yale professor:   A Yale historian has a chilling warning about what happens next with the Trump presidency  It is easy to draw Trump/Hitler comparisons but I cant't/won't.

Rex Tillerson reportedly involved in heated argument with Trump adviser Stephen Miller

Despite recusal, Sessions offers advice on Trump-Russia probe

​​House bill to impeach Trump gains momentum after Trump's feud with 'Morning Joe'

Experts warn voter fraud panel data request could lead to hacks: report  What could go wrong?  GOP Data Firm Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly 200 Million American Voters

Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Is Off to a Blazing Start

Trump and Pruitt are the biggest threat to the EPA in its 47 years of existence

What Jared's office actually does

April-June 2017


​​January-March 2017