AG Sessions has convenient memory lapse, twice

WaPo Headline Thursday March 2, 2017: “Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose” Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign …

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And the grift goes on

Wasn’t that Presidential press conference today fun? Here’s some news that isn’t. Trump, his wife and his kids are costing the US Treasury a fortune because of their travel and their separate households. To add insult to injury, For Trump, the costs come with an additional perk: Some of the money flows into his own …

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The Republican Party doesn’t like strong women

I know, I know. What’s new, right? But tonight takes the cake. Senator Elizabeth Warren wanted to read a letter from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife Coretta Scott King on the floor, because it advised the Senate Judiciary Committee of 1986 that in her opinion Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, at the time a US Attorney …

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Pre-Inauguration Atmospherics

This seems appropriate before the inauguration of a two-bit con man whose election was assured by a Federal law enforcement agency (for the second Republican Presidency in a row, mind you), by the actions of the NYPD and by the actions of a foreign government. The continuing counterintelligence investigation means that Mr. Trump will take …

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Random replies on Facebook

I’ve seen some statements on Facebook that prompted me to reply, and it seems to me they should be collected in one place. First: Someone wrote “We’re getting the government we deserve.” My response: “I reject that. We are getting the government that 1/3 of us wanted, some of whom lived in strategically important states. …

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A Mole?

During the Cold War there were a lot of political thrillers published, ranging in quality from John le Carré to Robert Ludlum, with dashes of Fletcher Knebel, Allen Drury, Eugene Burdick and many others in between. You could find books in which “The President Vanishes” and ones in which submarine commanders defected. You could read …

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Trump’s Russophilia

You’ve heard of Manchurian candidates, people brainwashed into treason and successfully running for high office. I don’t think Trump has been brainwashed (for one thing, his brain…no, no, never mind), but I am really beginning to seriously wonder about his affinity for Putin and Russia. I think despite his birth in this country he’s actually …

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Who, him? Nah, he’s a good man.

If you’re looking for human decency and simple repugnance at the white supremacist that Trump has appointed to his staff as Chief Strategist, don’t bother checking Republicans in Congress. Former House Speaker and Trump advisor Newt Gingrich praised Bannon as a “great strategist” and said the mainstream media was trying to undermine the President-elect’s success. …

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Trump, Bondi, $25K and the foregone lawsuit

One does wonder whether the $25K political contribution Trump made to Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi (through his charitable foundation) was a payoff for her decision not to join a lawsuit against the jerk millionaire candidate’s Trump University for defrauding Florida students. The facts are pretty clear. If you’ve got a suspicious mind you’d say, …

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Damn the Republicans, damn the NRA

The United States Senate once again proved it has been bought by the National Rifle Association today, voting down four different bills meant to control who is allowed to buy guns in this country. I don’t think the ban on purchases by people on a terrorist watch list or a no-fly list is a good …

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