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September 14th, 2020 - 10:26 pm § in Politics

Will federal employees send my Christmas cards, too?

This article contains news and sarcastic liberal commentary. “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s wife asked State Department staff to help send personal family Christmas cards,” CNN reported on Monday, September 14, 2020. Toni Porter, an aide, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee[...]

September 14th, 2020 - 4:05 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Russia

Trump aide laughably warns of “leftist insurrection”

This article is news and liberal commentary. Which is almost amusing, because rightwing extremists have most of the AR-15s in circulation in this country. Also, consider the source, the notorious Michael Caputo (photo at right), a Roger Stone protege, whose ties to Russia were “so concerning&#[...]

September 12th, 2020 - 1:53 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

HAVE YOUR BARF BAG HANDY:

ICE sickened hundreds of immigrant detainees to provide muscle for Trump’s D.C. photo-op. This photo gave over 300 ICE detainees Covid-19. The explanation is complicated. To get the photo, Trump’s aides had to clear away peaceful protesters. The D.C. mayor wouldn’t do it with local[...]

September 10th, 2020 - 8:52 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Trump official wasted taxpayer $$$millions on image burnishing

This article is news with liberal commentary. Trump’s top Medicaid official, Seema Verma, paid consultants at least $3.5 million of taxpayer money for anti-Obamacare messaging and polishing her image, Newsweek reported on September 10, 2020. The money was used to get her on panels, podcasts, T[...]

September 4th, 2020 - 4:31 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Postal police block a Democratic congresswoman from seeing unprocessed mail

Postal police blocked a Democrat om the House Oversight Committee, which is investigating Trump’s postmaster for slowing mail ahead of the election, from two Florida mail sorting facilities where employees say mail sits in bins. The congresswoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, wanted to inspe[...]

August 30th, 2020 - 7:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Russia

NYT says Rosenstein secretly limited Mueller probe

This article contains news and commentary Rod Rosenstein publicly ordered Robert Mueller to investigate “any links and/or coordination” between Russia’s government and the 2016 Trump campaign, but “privately told” him to “conduct only a criminal investigation,R[...]

April 3rd, 2020 - 1:37 pm § in Politics

GOP Senator’s insider trading scandal widens

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a wealthy finance executive married to the even wealthier founder of the company that owns the New York Stock Exchange, was appointed to the Senate by Georgia’s GOP governor to replace Sen. Johnny Isakson, who retired for health reasons, is potentially in legal trouble. No[...]

December 13th, 2019 - 12:43 pm § in Politics

GOP governor pardons killer whose family donated to his campaign

A convicted killer’s family raised over $25,000 for defeated GOP Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s re-election campaign. Yesterday, Bevin pardoned him. Democrats are asking the state attorney general to investigate. Read story here. Photo: Lame duck GOP Gov. Matt Bevin has issued more than 400 pardons [...]

July 5th, 2018 - 2:33 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment

Trump sacks scandal-plagued EPA chief

Hurrah! Scott Pruitt has resigned. It seemingly took forever, but the anti-environment EPA administrator with the incredibly strong sense of personal entitlement who took favors from lobbyists, treated the agency’s budget as a personal bank account, and used federal employees as family servant[...]

July 5th, 2018 - 2:12 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment

Trump sacks scandal-plagued EPA chief

Scott Pruitt has resigned. It seemingly took forever, but the anti-environment EPA administrator with the incredibly strong sense of personal entitlement who took favors from lobbyists, treated taxpayer funds as his personal bank account, and used federal employees as family servants, finally wore o[...]