Sessions’ Obstruction

After Sessions’ performance yesterday, can anyone be surprised that Special Counsel Mueller is looking into obstruction of justice charges? Thanks to the Washington Post 202 for these citations and quotations: HOW THE HEARING IS PLAYING: Matt Zapotosky: “Sessions finds a shield in executive privilege — but it might not be a strong one.” Amber Phillips: […]

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Dodd-Frank and the Financial Choice Act

Aaron Klein, a fellow of the Brookings Institute in Economic Studies and policy director of the Center on Regulation and Markets, outlines the Financial Choice Act, a House bill that aims to roll back and repeal a large portion of Dodd-Frank. The good news in what he says is that the bill is unlikely to […]

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Action Alert: Demand “Regular Order” on Healthcare Bill

While DC and the world were distracted by James Comey this week, Republicans in the Senate pushed ahead with their closed-door drafting of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. On Friday, Senator Claire McCaskill reacted during a heated exchange with Senator Hatch in the Senate Finance Committee.  We’re asking you to join Senator McCaskill […]

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Save Our Schools

 Dear Fellow Democrat, Last session the legislature passed SB1431(the voucher bill) despite being opposed by all legislative Democrats and thousands of voters. This measure will take funding from our classrooms and give it to private schools. A group of statewide, grassroots parents and teachers formed Save Our Schools Arizona to circulate a referendum to put this measure […]

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As White House promotes plan to privatize air traffic control, Democrats propose bill to protect rural air service – The Washington Post

House Democrats have a bill that would reform the FAA and its funding while keeping 30,000 FAA workers on the federal payroll. Source: As White House defends plan to privatize air traffic control, another proposal is unveiled – The Washington Post

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Contact Senators re Wall Street Regulation

One more thing Republicans are trying to sneak under the radar:  Repeal of regulations of big banks and Wall Street. The House passed a bill today (while we’re watching commentary on Comey’s testimony). Now it goes to the Senate. Contact Senator McCain and Senator Flake and tell them “NO” to repealing regulations imposed under D0dd-Frank […]

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What Is “Obstruction of Justice?”

(THREAD) Do NOT watch tomorrow’s historic Senate hearing without understanding Obstruction of Justice. This thread explains it—please share. pic.twitter.com/UNUpA7DvaJ — Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) June 7, 2017 Click for point-by-point explanation of the legal definition of “obstruction of justice,” showing the snags Trump-apologists will hit in their disinformation campaign.

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Roberts: Can Doug Ducey be beaten in 2018?

Here’s a bleak assessment of the governor’s race. But pay attention to the first barrier to Democratic victory: Historic low voter turnout in off year elections. That is something we can fix. Source: Roberts: Can Doug Ducey be beaten in 2018?

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Congress Reconvenes: Healthcare and Budget Issues at Top of Agenda — Here’s What You Need to Know

Congress reconvenes this week after a two-week recess. Comey testifies on Thursday — that’s important. But we can walk and chew gum at the same time, right? Maybe the Republicans can’t. So far, they haven’t shown much capacity for governing. The Republicans need to pass a health care bill which cuts billions from healthcare spending in […]

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Science march about evidence | Letters to the Editor | azdailysun.com

Much as I have enjoyed David Wolf’s column over the years, I must take issue with his recent piece: “Neither doom nor perfection post-Earth Day.” ….. … unlike mere opinions, conspiracy theories and other unfounded notions, science is evidence-based and independently verifiable. Science has always progressed in fits and starts, but when not supported by […]

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