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Schiff calls on Bolton to testify and slams Republicans

House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff blasted former national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday, for failing to appear for testimony in the impeachment inquiry while teasing a forthcoming memoir. Bolton “wanted to wait for a book instead of telling the American people what he knew”, Schiff told CNN’s State of the Union, drawing a […]

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Republicans look for support for Trump.

Many Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate listened to the boringly factual evidence provided by witnesses in Trump’s impeachment, proving the wrong-doing by Trump and his team. Yet these Republicans still try to seek support for Trump against the factual evidence provided. They are seeking support everywhere, as shown below.

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Pro-Trump Republican charged with felony theft

Danielle Stella was arrested twice this year in Minneapolis suburbs over allegations that she shoplifted items worth more than $2,300 from a Target and goods valued at $40 from a grocery store. She said she denied the allegations. Stella, 31-year-old special education teacher, was reported this week to be a supporter of the baseless “QAnon” […]

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Trumped-up Memo backfires on Donald Trump

The meaning of ‘trumped-up’ according to the Cambridge Dictionary is: “deliberately based on false information so that someone will be accused of doing something wrong and punished: Example: She was imprisoned on trumped-up corruption charges. The fact that the phrase ‘trumped-up’ contains the name Trump is most evident by the unbelievably high number of tweets […]

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The Republicans who urged Trump to pull out of Paris deal are big oil darlings

A withdrawal by Donald Trump from the Paris climate accord would go down as a hallmark of his presidency. It would be unilateral, reckless and splashy – trademark Trump. The president has said he will announce his decision at 3pm ET (8pm BST) on Thursday. But while Trump has often stood on a range of […]

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Updated Trumpcare Bill Will See 41 Million Americans Be Health Care Losers

The Senate now has a clearer sense of the 41 million Americans who would lose under the health bill the House sent them by Donald Trump and the Republicans. It also got a startlingly direct message from government analysts about how destabilizing one of the House ideas could be. The Congressional Budget Office published its […]

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Donald Trump’s budget ignores what is ailing American workers

PRESIDENTIAL budget requests are worth exactly nothing. They carry no force of legislation. They land, heavy, bound and shrink-wrapped, so they can be immediately binned as Congress continues its now yearly stumble toward a “continuing resolution”—a supposedly temporary legislative act that in recent decades has almost entirely replaced the statutory budget process. The request from […]

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House May Need to Vote Again on GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill

House Republicans barely managed to pass their Obamacare repeal bill earlier this month, and they now face the possibility of having to vote again on their controversial health measure. House Speaker Paul Ryan hasn’t yet sent the bill to the Senate because there’s a chance that parts of it may need to be redone, depending on […]

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Why Trumponomics won’t make America great again

Accordng to this article in The Economist: DONALD TRUMP rules over Washington as if he were a king and the White House his court. His displays of dominance, his need to be the centre of attention and his impetuousness have a whiff of Henry VIII about them. Fortified by his belief that his extraordinary route […]

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Palace whispers in the court of King Donald

Image from The Economist magazine article. IT IS too soon to know whether Donald Trump’s sudden, regal dismissal of the FBI director—“Off with his head!”—will trigger a constitutional crisis. Much depends on who is appointed to succeed James Comey, and on the fate of FBI probes into Russian meddling in the election of 2016. It […]

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Trump discovers politics isn’t like business

Donald Trump is used to running private companies with him as President, and enjoying the Presidential power private companies provide. Now he finds being President of the United States isn’t the same as being President of Trump Organization. Republicans, who voted more than 60 times to repeal or alter Obamacare over the past few years […]

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If you are middle class, or poor, or sick don’t read this. You may get sick or sicker.

House Republican leaders on Thursday presented their rank-and-file members with the outlines of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, leaning heavily on tax credits to finance individual insurance purchases and sharply reducing federal payments to the 31 states that have expanded Medicaid eligibility. What does ‘expanded Medicaid’ mean? ACA Medicaid Expansion – What […]

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U.S. Department of Education office needs grammar and spelling lessons

The US Department of Education suffered an embarrassment on Sunday, when a tweet published to its official account misspelled the surname of the African American author and civil rights activist WEB Du Bois. “Education must not simply teach work,” the tweet said, “it must teach life. W.E.B. DeBois.” The error, coming during Black History Month, […]

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Specter of election day violence looms as Trump spurs vigilante poll watcher

Donald Trump’s claims of “large-scale” voter fraud have prompted officials across the political spectrum to warn about the dangers of vigilante poll monitors amid fears of confrontations or even violence on US election day. As opinion polls tightened this week between Trump and Hillary Clinton ahead of Tuesday’s presidential vote, there are concerns of chaos […]

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Trump ready for White House

The White House will really attract tourists once Trump fixes it up. Licencing fees for use of name reportedly will be modest.

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Statue of Liberty about to be changed?

The Statue of Liberty is famous for the quote upon it, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” The quote may have to be revised after Republican members raised concerns about some refugees entering the United States following the Paris attacks.

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Barack Obama’s economic record: End-of-term report

Excerpts from The Economist magazine. NOT since 1933 had an American president taken the oath of office in an economic climate as grim as it was when Barack Obama put his left hand on the Bible in January 2009. The banking system was near collapse, two big car manufacturers were sliding towards bankruptcy; and employment, […]

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U.S. political debate stuck in the past.

Excerpts from an article by Chrystia Freeland in the Globe & Mail. In choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney swapped his Massachusetts pragmatism for a proudly ideological commitment to limited government. The Democrats, by contrast, believe in the essential role government plays, and are willing to raise taxes, at […]