Collusion is not a crime. It is not even a legal concept. Yet, when people speculate about mis-doings between the Trump campaign and Russia, that is the noun used — “collusion”. And, of course, it is Trump’s go-to tweet word. But how did the word “collusion” get introduced into the public lexicon? And who is initially responsible for introducing it? … Read More
A law enforcement source tells CBS News the suspect is male, white, in his 20s, no iD. Two law enforcement sources say the suspect used a shotgun. 4 dead, 5 injured/transported. — CBS News Radio (@CBSNewsRadio) June 28, 2018 The shooter, according to reports, is refusing to identify himself. NYPD sending police to news stations as a precaution. Maybe this … Read More
This is the mood of the country (most of it) – defeatism and fear: A lot of anger (from myself among most) is directed at those who thought they would make a “protest vote” and vote for some loser third party candidate or stay at home. But THIS is what we warned everyone about. This is why elections matter.
CBS: In his first television interview, former Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson James Schwab has opened up about why he abruptly resigned in March. But his interview with CBS News’ Jamie Yuccas on Wednesday was unexpectedly interrupted by agents identifying themselves as agents from the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s Office. “They just said that they wanted to talk to me … Read More
NBC: Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced Wednesday that he will retire when his successor is confirmed, preparing the way for the most significant change in the court’s makeup in half a century. The vacancy will allow President Donald Trump to make the U.S. Supreme court a solidly conservative body for years, if not generations, to come — a … Read More
The Public Religion Research Institute is out with a survey of, among other items, immigration. In general, the pollsters found: Americans largely reject the policy whereby families entering the country without permission are treated as criminals and children are separated from their parents. Only 22% of the public expresses support for this policy. More than seven in ten (71%) Americans oppose such … Read More
Last night, a federal judge in San Diego granted a preliminary injunction requested by the American Civil Liberties Union. Judge Dana M. Sabraw ordered that all families separated at the border by the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy be reunited within 30 days, 14 days for children under 5. Parents must be allowed to speak to their children by phone within 10 … Read More
Harley-Davidson should stay 100% in America, with the people that got you your success. I’ve done so much for you, and then this. Other companies are coming back where they belong! We won’t forget, and neither will your customers or your now very HAPPY competitors! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2018 “I’ve done so much for you”? He … Read More
This is interesting, but I wish there was a third axis showing how many conservatives/progressives read/watch each of these outlets
Some primaries were held last night, and there is news. The New York Times talks about a candidate who won the Dem primary in the House 14 (notably, the Times never even mentioned her before in any article, showing how unlikely her win was): She has never held elected office. She is still paying off her student loans. She is … Read More
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was politely asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA, this past weekend because the owner was unwilling to serve a senior Trump administration official who defends (among other things) the cruel and inhumane separation of migrant families and internment of immigrant children. This act of protest — the most recent example of … Read More
Third time is a charm. The Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s most recent travel ban today in a 5-4 decision, ruling that it falls within the president’s traditional power to control immigration policy. The Court split was on ideological grounds, with Kennedy siding with the majority. The travel ban was Trump’s first big policy announcement, touching off first big policy-specific … Read More
Trump went 45% approve/50% disapprove for the week ending on June 17 to 41% approve/55% disapprove for last week (ending June 24). In other words, a -5 spread to a -14 spread, virtually obliterating his post-North Korea summit bounce. Biggest single-week jump up in disapproval of Trump’s presidency.
ABC: [Erik] Prince, America’s most famous private military contractor, acknowledged last week that he “cooperated” with Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after falling under scrutiny amid questions about an alleged effort to establish a backchannel between the Trump administration and the Kremlin, something Prince has vehemently denied. ABC News has since learned that Mueller is … Read More
Generations from now will mark this week as the moment Americans realized we were losing our country as we have known it. This week the world looked on in horror as the atrocity of separating families at our southern border was finally exposed by widespread media coverage. That coverage was limited as the press and even members of Congress were … Read More