McConnell Does Not Want To Collaborate With Dems

According to reporting by Politico, “Mitch McConnell is delivering an urgent warning to staffers, Republican senators and even the president himself: If Obamacare repeal fails this week, the GOP will lose all leverage and be forced to work with Chuck Schumer. “President Donald Trump continued to float the possibility on Monday that Congress and the White House would simply let…

Trump May Have Attempted To Obstruct Justice Before Our Eyes And Ears

Some people — notably American President Donald J. Trump — are surprised that Trump is being investigated regarding possible obstruction of justice by the Special Counsel Bob Mueller. Good grief. Of course he’s being investigated for possible obstruction of justice. He attempted to obstruct justice before the eyes and ears of everyone on the planet in the past few weeks.…

Trump Shared Classified Information With Key Russian Adversaries

On Monday, May 15, we learned through the reporters of the Washington Post that Donald Trump shared classified information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during their visit to the Oval Office on May 10, the day after he fired FBI Director James Comey. On May 16, HR McMaster, National Security Advisor, claimed that what the president…

Comey Had Other Options

On May 3, James Comey testified before Congress, rehashing previously provided information, and providing some new information about Hillary Clinton’s emails. In October 2016, the FBI discovered email messages written to or from Hillary Clinton on a computer that was shared by Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner, during an FBI investigation on Weiner. The FBI could…

Why So Much Attention Paid to Planned Parenthood?

I’ve been wondering why so much attention has been paid, and continues to be paid by legislators and members of the general public, to Planned Parenthood. Doctors affiliated with Planned Parenthood perform many services for women and men: cancer screenings, often in the form of Pap smear tests for women; prescriptions for birth control in many forms for women (prescriptions…

Gorsuch Confirmed

Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court today. Let’s look at how we got here. In March 2016, President Obama nominated Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland, a completely qualified judge, to the Supreme Court seat created by the death of Antonin Scalia. For much of election year 2016, the Republicans in the House and Senate said that “the…

Troubling Events In Trumpland: Wiretapping

There have been some very troubling and concerning events during the last two weeks. For example, on March 15, there was a very high-security, highly classified briefing held by FBI Director James Comey with Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Chuck Grassley. Grassley is the Republican and Feinstein is the Democrat.  This briefing was held in a specially compartmented facility to…