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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Let the pogroms begin

If this new Homeland Security agency called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement were properly staffed it would be a part-time job, given that according to a 2015 Cato Institute study the numbers show that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans. But that’s not good enough for Trump’s followers. They firmly believe immigrants make America …

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The Grifters

You have got to be kidding me. Melania Trump is suing the British paper The Daily Mail for defamation. Part of her complaint is that the allegation that she once worked as an escort (since retracted) reduced her capacity to “launch a broad-based commercial brand in multiple product categories, each of which could have garnered …

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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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Good ol’ No-Socks, every PEOTUS’s friend

Oh boy. Our future President hangs out with guys named Joey “No Socks” when he’s partying at Mar-a-Lago on New Year’s Eve, and it’s not the first time. Apparently no one felt the need to remind Trump that hanging out with convicted felons doesn’t look real good to the American public. Here’s a little background …

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Double standard?

It astonishes me that a jury could ignore the video evidence that the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge carried guns and blocked federal employees from doing their jobs, but that’s what one did yesterday. I can only conclude that the jurors sympathized with the cause those two-bit “sovereign citizens” espouse and dislike the …

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Wells Fargo CEO had a bad day

The thing I wonder is did each one of those 5,300 low-level employees who got fired for this fraud spontaneously decide on the same day that they would all begin cross-selling and opening new accounts for customers without asking said customers if they wanted them? That would be one hell of an odd coincidence, don’t …

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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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