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Sunday, August 20, 2017
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impeachable

Trump’s One Great Accomplishment? Implicating The Entire GOP In Potentially Impeachable Crimes

The only absolutely necessary qualification to work for or with Donald Trump is a willingness to abet his potentially impeachable crimes. And the good news for Trump is that nearly his entire party is proving that their prime concern is covering up his potential wrongdoing — even from themselves.

May 1, 2017
Health Care, Obamacare

Better And Cheaper Health Coverage? Not Very Likely

Trump managed to persuade a lot of those white Americans that he would give them better and cheaper health insurance. That’s not going to happen. Trump was too smart to ridicule the have-nots while he was on the campaign trail, but his policies are still going to give them the shaft.

March 10, 2017
GOP, Republicans, Rand Paul

5 Republican Disgraces You Missed This Week

From the preening “mavericks” to the proud white supremacists, the GOP is entirely complicit in the horrors of the Trump administration. Every unconstitutional executive order, every denigration of the country’s citizenry and press comes with the party’s seal of approval. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may not like what the president is saying, but he likes what he’s doing.

February 19, 2017
Sportsment, Environment

Sportsmen And Environmentalists Team Up To Fight Trump Energy Plans

Outdoor sporting groups — long associated with conservatism because of their support for guns rights and small government — are now collaborating with the environmental left to fight President Trump’s push to open more public lands to energy development.

February 17, 2017
Trump border tax

What Is Donald Trump’s Biggest Fear?

Trump doesn’t seem to fear failure — after all, he’s filed for bankruptcy four times — so much as he fears not being seen as successful. Appearances are paramount in the Trump universe, and frankly, things are not looking so good these days.

February 17, 2017
Chaffetz, Republican, Flynn

The 10 Most Galling Republican Responses To The Flynn Scandal

With a few notable exceptions, the calls to investigate Trump’s ties to the Kremlin have largely fallen on deaf ears with a Republican Party that has proven time and again it is willing to accommodate scandal and disgrace so long as it doesn’t impede its exercise of power.

February 15, 2017
Chaffetz

U.S. Lawmaker Scraps Bill To Sell Public Lands After Intense Backlash

“I don’t think anybody had expected the backlash that has happened as a result of these bills. People are upset out here in the west and it is one of the hottest political issues in western states,” said Brad Brooks, Idaho Deputy Regional Director for the Wilderness Society.

February 2, 2017
Obama

Obama Protects Federal Land In Utah, Nevada

Obama used the 1906 Antiquities Act to protect 1.35 million acres of federal land at Bears Ears in Utah and 300,000 acres at Gold Butte outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, which protects two areas rich in Native American artifacts from mining, oil and gas drilling.The move will be difficult for President-elect Donald Trump to reverse.

December 29, 2016
Republicans, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump

5 Totally Ridiculous Republican Reversals In 2016

With the election over and Republicans occupying all branches of government, as well as controlling most state legislatures, it’s easy to forget that just a few short months ago the Republican Party seemed to be collapsing under the weight of its own contradictions.

December 27, 2016

Ethical Questions Surround FBI Director’s Decision On Email Probe

Nothing could be less surprising than the partisan response by Congressional Republicans, ever ready to string up someone named Clinton immediately, if not sooner.

October 29, 2016
Trump Tower

Trump Vows: ‘I Will Never Drop Out Of The Race’ Despite Lewd Taped Remarks

“The media and establishment want me out of the race so badly – I WILL NEVER DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL NEVER LET MY SUPPORTERS DOWN!” Trump tweeted on Saturday afternoon.

October 8, 2016
FBI Director James Comey testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the "Oversight of the State Department" in Washington U.S. July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

What The Republican Assault On James Comey Reveals About Today’s GOP

The confrontation between the FBI director James Comey and the House Government Oversight Committee revealed something fundamental about politics in America today.

July 7, 2016

Benghazi Hearing: While Republicans Barked And Snarled, Hillary Smiled

By the time Rep. Trey Gowdy finally gaveled the hearing to a close, there was little doubt that Hillary Clinton’s composed, dignified demeanor — and the contrast between her and the Republicans — had notched another political victory for her.

October 23, 2015

Who Is Still Running For Speaker Of The House?

The House of Representatives is in a state of total chaos, after the sudden withdrawal of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from the race to become Speaker. Who will get the job now? Who would even want it? Here are just a few possibilities.

October 8, 2015

Political War All the Time

When leaders entertain hard-right voters not tuned in to the big picture, that’s when governing stops.

October 8, 2015

Is #Benghazi The Real Motive Behind Jason Chaffetz’s Bid For House Speaker?

is Jason Chaffetz now running against Kevin McCarthy to avenge the infuriated Trey Gowdy? Chaffetz has denied it emphatically, which is only another reason to think it may be true.

October 7, 2015

House To Vote On New Speaker On October 29: Boehner

House Republicans will meet this Thursday to choose their party’s nominee for the post, but the speaker is elected by the entire House of Representatives.

October 5, 2015

Republican Chaffetz To Campaign For House Speaker: Politico

The top House Republican in charge of investigating the White House is now set to run for Speaker of the House.

October 2, 2015

Chaffetz: My Graph Wasn’t Misleading!

Chaffetz: “I can understand where people would say that arrows went different directions, but the numbers are accurate.”

October 1, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Mark of The Christie

Chris Christie sat down for an interview on “The Daily Show” — in which Trevor Noah asked where exactly he should get his stamp to track him as an immigrant worker.

October 1, 2015

Cecile Richards Defends Planned Parenthood To House Oversight Committee

Although the subject of the hearing was nominally the use of federal funds, the ethics and legality of abortion itself were very much on the line.

September 29, 2015

House Republicans Attack Planned Parenthood, Utterly Fail At Basic Math

Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) betrayed not only a nakedly partisan agenda to punish the women’s health organization by withdrawing federal support, but also a complete dishonesty with basic math.

September 29, 2015
Jason Chaffetz, Wire Act, Sports, Texas, Poker, Gambling, Internet, Politics, Joe Barton, Bill

Texas Representative Hoping To Legalize Online Poker With Bill

Though Texas hold’em poker is illegal to play online for profit in the Lone Star State, on the other hand, state representative Joe Barton bets his bill will change that.

April 2, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Emails: Is This A Scandal? Or A ‘Scandal’?

Is there any evidence of actual wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton and her staff – or merely the same old stink of insinuation?

March 4, 2015

Congress Investigating D.C. Marijuana Legalization

House Republicans are going to war with Washington D.C. over marijuana.

February 25, 2015