Pruitt: It’s somebody else’s fault!

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified before two different House Committees today. Here’s a good use of an agency head’s time: The administrator had spent most of the past week rehearsing answers aimed at deflecting some of the most serious allegations about his ethics and management decisions. Several staffers said he huddled privately with his closest …

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Cover up!

The House Intelligence Committee (that title is now revealed to be an oxymoron) has concluded that, by golly, nobody in the Trump campaign ever did anything really bad with those Russians whom they met for the purpose of getting dirt on Hillary Clinton at Trump Tower in the summer of 2016. Perish the thought! “We …

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Six months in office

Today is the six-month anniversary of Trump’s inauguration and already: Some of President Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons, according to people familiar with …

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Can this man be stopped?

Given the news yesterday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Trump for possible obstruction of justice, who’s taking bets on how many days it will be before Trump fires Mueller? There have been trial balloons from Trump’s favorite Newsmax publisher on The NewsHour, from Newt Gingrich (is it coincidental that Gingrich has a …

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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 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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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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Enough with the advice already

I know the authors of these “Democrats, play nice” articles mean well, but none of them seem to recognize what the Republicans are doing. Republicans in this century have thrown the idea of comity to the winds; it’s absolute political power they want. Here’s an example of one of these articles. It advises the Senate …

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