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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Mulvaney’s Budget

Let’s not kid ourselves. The budget that’s going to be announced tomorrow was prepared by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney and his staff with little if any input from the President. It’s a real horror show for the social safety net Americans have grown accustomed to, but more than that it’s built on lies. Follow this …

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Notes v. Tapes

Who ya gonna believe? Trump and his Twitter threat? James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 Or Director Comey and his contemporaneous notes of the conversations between himself and the President? I don’t like what …

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Good grief, Texas

Texas’s politicians are all trying to prep for a gig in the Freedom Caucus in the US House. How else can this be explained? Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims This is not a joke. Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious …

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Buffoons in NC are at it again

This, ladies and gentlemen, is a spiteful little man named Mark Brody who thinks his and his Republican party’s views on transgender people are righter than any old governing athletic body like the NCAA or the Atlantic Coast Conference. He and four co-sponsors have introduced a bill in the NC State Legislature which states that …

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Shoulda stood in bed

Hmm. Who had the worse week, Pepsi and its now-pulled “Kendall Jenner joins the demo!” ad? United Airlines and its “re-accommodation” of a passenger because it needed the space to send four of its employees to Louisville? Or Presidential flack Sean Spicer and his multiple missteps about Hitler and chemical gas usage? I think I’m …

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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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Big news day

First the Senate Republicans, as promised, destroyed years of Senate traditions in order to place another conservative vote onto the Supreme Court, a long-term goal of theirs. It started with Bush v. Gore, when five conservative justices abruptly halted the recount of Florida’s ballots in the 2000 election and made George W. Bush president. [snip] …

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