Candidates, don’t do this

On the eve of a special election (literally; Montana votes tomorrow) the last thing a candidate for office should do is assault a reporter. Apparently the reporter had the temerity to ask Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for the House seat vacated by newly-elevated-to-Secretary-of-the-Interior Zinke, just how he felt about the Republican plan to replace …

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So close in Georgia, so close

Jon Ossoff, a true Democratic longshot to win the Georgia district once held by now-HHS Secretary Tom Price and before him by fellow Republicans Newt Gingrich and Johnny Isakson, came within a whisker of winning it outright in a special election today. He won 48.3% of all votes; Karen Handel, the second place finisher, won …

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Just what the Middle East needs

By a vote of 51.4% – 48.6% the Turks approved a referendum today which gives their current President executive powers similar to those of the US President. There’s some question as to how legitimate a lot of the “yes” votes were, though: The CHP is refusing to accept the Yes victory and is demanding a …

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Some May Call It Treason

Brian Beutler at The New Republic: At his regular, end-of-session Capitol briefing on Friday, just before the Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, Mitch McConnell took a victory lap for himself. “As I look back on my career,” he said, “I think the most consequential decision I’ve ever been involved in was the …

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Comey and the Russians

The FBI told the House Intelligence Committee, the country and the world that it was conducting a counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign and its contacts with Russia during the 2016 Presidential campaign, and that it began that investigation as early as July of last year. A whole lot of Democrats probably cussed at the …

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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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White House advisor Stephen Miller is an idjit

Several examples: This is the weasel who appeared on Fox News Sunday today and said the following: The United States of America has a terrorism problem. We’ve had hundreds cases of foreign national entering our country from other countries and plotting, attempting, or even carrying out terrorist attacks. We’ve spent countless dollars a year, and …

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Hey, Heartland America

I trust you noticed that the Congress has now agreed to allow coal companies to dump their waste into your streams again. And I trust that you noticed that just today the guy you voted for rescinded part of a law which regulates banks, because, he said, “We expect to be cutting a lot out …

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Shamelessness

In future dictionaries we will see a line drawing of Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell’s face next to that term. He’s always been an obnoxious man, exuding righteous certainty in his positions from every pore, but this January alone has cemented his place in my mind as the worst and most shameless hypocrite the US Senate …

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