Tag: Again

Jan 21

Government shutdown continues; Temporary continuing resolution will be attempted again tomorrow

This nebulous statement was being pushed for by Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham and other Republican “moderates” in exchange for a new continuing resolution reopening the federal government until the same date. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) also believed a solution was within reach to debate an immigration bill in the chamber by Feb. 8, …

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Jan 18

Mulvaney gets to work at consumer bureau making sure loan sharks can fleece poor people once again

The courts are still mulling whether Mick Mulvaney can serve as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau when Leandra English, the deputy director of the CFPB has a strong claim to the position. That claim is based in the leadership succession process as laid out in the law creating the bureau. Nonetheless, Mulvaney …

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Jan 18

The Rover Pipeline spills again, in the same spot where it spilled 2 million gallons last year

The Rover pipeline, owned and operated by Energy Transfer Partners, has spilled 150,000 gallons of drilling fluid into wetlands near the Tuscarawas River in Stark County, Ohio. Last April, the pipeline spilled 2 million gallons in the same area. The pipeline, which cost $ 4.2 billion and cover 713 miles, has been dubbed a “climate …

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Jan 17

Girther-gate proves once again there’s no reason to believe the White House on anything. Ever.

The White House trotted out Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson Tuesday to declare Donald Trump in “excellent” health. The only problem was that at 6’3″ and 239 lbs. he was just one pound shy of being obese—that is, if you believe Trump is really that tall and that small. And no one does. x Jay Cutler is …

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Jan 13

Voting Rights Roundup: Court strikes down North Carolina GOP’s congressional gerrymander yet again

Leading Off ● North Carolina: In a historic victory against partisan gerrymandering, a federal court unanimously struck down North Carolina’s Republican-drawn congressional map on Tuesday for discriminating against Democratic voters in violation of the First and 14th Amendments, as well as the Constitution’s Elections Clause. That makes this the first time ever that a federal …

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Jan 12

On Thursday, Walmart Once Again Proved What an Unethical, Full of B.S. Company It Is

Once upon a time, I worked for Sam’s Club, which is owned by Walmart. When Forward Progressives first launched, I still had a lot of ties to my days working there, which meant I got quite a few… {Click on the title to continue reading this post} Forward Progressives

Jan 11

Corker betrays his country again by refusing to make report on Russia’s election meddling bipartisan

Sen. Bob Corker earned some admiration from Americans on both sides of the aisle last year for repeatedly being willing to call Donald Trump’s comportment as pr*sident into question. Then in December, obliterating his own line in the sand, he voted in favor of a deficit-ballooning tax cut for the rich and wealthy corporations that …

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Jan 11

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign born again

Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 89 years old this Jan. 15. Assassinated at the age of 39 on April 4, 1968, his much-too-short life forever changed America. Among the landmarks of his activism are the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, ending segregation in public transportation; leading the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered …

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Jan 09

‘Very stable genius’ bravado—Trump’s epic self-delusions will boomerang, again

Do Trump’s bizarre, self-congratulatory whoppers about my “very stable genius” not prove beyond any reasonable doubt he’s the most reactive, unstable, and untrustworthy president since, well, since pathological lying wrecked one’s public credibility? With Trump fans already in retreat, what sane, even moderately intelligent voter trusts blowhards who defensively tout their own brilliance and sanity …

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Dec 30

Neighbors to Mike Pence’s Christmas Vacation Home in Aspen Greeted Him with a Big ‘Make America Gay Again’ Banner

Neighbors hung the bright rainbow banner for Pence to see. Vice President Mike Pence’s Christmas vacation in Aspen was protested by the neighbors next to the private home in which he was staying. A rainbow flag with the words “Make America Gay Again” was posted at the end of the driveway to both houses, the Aspen …

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