Bigoted Executive Order By Tweet

President DJT issued another executive order – this one banning transgender folks from serving in the military, “in any capacity.” According to the Washington Post,  “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was supposed to be examining whether to continue former President Barack Obama’s policy of allowing transgender service, and Mattis’s review was due in December. It’s unclear whether […]

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Trump, The Great Negotiator, Fails Again

The Trump administration’s 100 days of trade talks with China ended with a whimper on Wednesday, as the two sides failed to reach a breakthrough agreement. The Washington Post’s Ana Swanson reports: “The United States unsuccessfully pressed China to make a substantial commitment to cut its steel production, according to people with knowledge of the matter, […]

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Made in America Week: “We’ll Get Back to You on That.”

This week the Trump administration highlights U.S. manufacturing, the latest of its theme weeks orchestrated by aides while Trump sits on the couch and tweets nonsense. On Monday, the White House held a craft show, featuring products from all 50 states. Wednesday, the President himself is scheduled to make a statement related to the theme. Meanwhile, the Trump Organization […]

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Incredible Story Line from White House

[<a href=”//storify.com/allinwithchris/here-s-what-the-white-house-is-asking-us-to-believ” target=”_blank”>View the story “Here’s what the White House is asking us to believe about the Don Jr. meeting” on Storify</a>]

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Scariest Tweet Yet

What does this even mean? Grammatically, it would mean the hacking will be protected by a joint effort of Russia and the United States acting through a new bi-lateral agency.   We will never know what went on in the meeting between Putin and Trump unless one of the translators speaks out (unlikely). The only […]

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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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It’s the Republicans Who Can’t Pass Healthcare and Tax Reform

Trump wrote on Twitter that the Senate should change its long-standing rules and ‘switch to 51’ votes to pass health-care changes and to vote on a tax bill instead of working to get 60 votes to end a potential filibuster. But the Senate is already trying to pass health-care and tax changes with just 51 […]

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Trips to Mar-a-Lago line Trump’s pockets | Letters to the Editor | azdailysun.com

In 2015, Trump said he would “rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done.” Now, he is golfing and visiting a Trump-branded property every few Continue reading on the Arizona Daily Sun website: Trips to Mar-a-Lago line Trump’s pockets | Letters to the Editor | azdailysun.com

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Paris Agreement

Withdrawing from the Paris agreement would be a global embarrassment and a gross abdication of American leadership.  Democrats and even some Republicans in Congress support the agreement, as well as some of President Trump’s cabinet members. Thanks in large part to the Obama administration’s leadership, more than 195 nations signed on to the Paris climate […]

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The Latest on Trump/Russia

News broke last Friday that the President’s son-in-law and close advisor, Jared Kushner, is under scrutiny by the FBI for attempting to set up a back channel to Russia. That news received so much attention that some may have missed that Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has also become a focus of Congressional investigations. Important […]

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