The New York Times and Washington Post reported that President Trump has had conversations with top officials about whether he could pardon himself and his family, and also suggested that the White House could be mounting an attack on the credibility of Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor leading the investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 campaign.
After the election, an influential advocacy group met to discuss how to leverage the extraordinary shift of power to Republicans in the rest of the country. Group members said they would push bills to reduce corporate taxes, weaken unions, privatize schooling and influence the ideological debate on college campuses.
Despite company denials, ExxonMobil has continued to spend millions of dollars on denier groups since Rex Tillerson took over as its CEO in 2006.
Gov. Greg Abbott, the multimillionaire protege of the Koch brothers, revealed that he has penned NINE new amendments to the Constitution. Forget the Bill of Rights, Abbott is proposing a Bill of Sale, effectively transferring the title of our national government from The People to The Plutocrats.
Since George W. Bush literally took office, the right has repeatedly tried to pass legislation that discourages the votes of minorities, students, and the poor.
With so many homeowners and businesses making greener energy choices, private utilities — along with big oil, gas, coal, and nuclear companies — see the writing on the wall. Unlike some other denizens of the fossil-fueled set, this gang isn’t beating oil wells into solar panels, retiring nuclear reactors, or embracing wind and geothermal power. Instead, these […]
By Evan Halper, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry. But the bad guy, in this case, wasn’t a fat-cat lobbyist or someone’s political opponent. He was a […]
Don’t hold your breath waiting for the state legislature to fix Florida’s cockeyed Stand Your Ground law. The National Rifle Association owns too many of the Republican lawmakers who could end the madness. Nothing will get done in Tallahassee as long as black kids are the ones getting shot by white guys claiming they acted […]
In the aftermath of the Citizens United decision, Lawrence Lessig called for a Constitutional convention to address the role of money in the political process. Article V of the Constitution says a convention can be convened by petitions from two-thirds of the state and reformers have often called for such an event to redress their […]