Tag: Idea

Mar 13

Rex Tillerson Claims He Has No Idea Why He Was Fired

The State Department has issued a statement directly contradicting the White House. The State Department on Tuesday issued a statement saying that just-fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had been planning to remain in his post — while adding that Tillerson still has no idea why he was fired. In a statement sent to ABC News, …

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Mar 10

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Stuns Reporter by Appearing to Have No Idea What Nuclear Brinksmanship Actually Is

Click here for reuse options! Her oblivious answer validated the journalist's concerns. Sarah Huckabee Sanders left a journalist befuddled when she made a claim so blatantly counter-factual it seemed possible she believed the ridiculous words she was speaking. Reporter Brian Karem asked Sanders on Friday if the U.S. was engaging in dangerous behavior by signaling …

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Mar 08

Trump Is Backpedaling on His Ridiculous Tariffs Because He Has No Idea How to Be President

It looks like Canada and Mexico will be exempt from the tariffs after all. After defying conventional wisdom, Republican Party dogma and many of his own advisers by announcing new steel and aluminum tariffs, President Donald Trump appears to be backpedaling on the brazen proposal. The whole ridiculous saga reveals just how ill-equipped Trump is …

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Feb 22

Trump’s family leave plan is far too weak – but there is a better idea | Ellen Bravo

The White House proposal offers too little time and covers too few scenarios. But a bill before Congress offers hope When her husband was dying of lung cancer, Christine LaVault had to kiss him goodbye each morning and go to work, not sure whether he’d be alive when she returned. Nancy Yarborough stayed by her …

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Feb 08

Paul Ryan: Never mind I thought a super committee was a crappy idea in 2011—let’s do that now!

Remember all the way back to 2011 and the Budget Control Act in which Republicans were forcing austerity on the nation? Remember how the newly-elected nutjobs who had taken over the House of Representatives—with their hero Paul Ryan as chief budget wonk—were refusing to compromise on a budget? Remember how inept then-House Speaker John Boehner …

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Jan 27

3 Reasons Why a Meat Tax Is a Good Idea

Click here for reuse options! Like cigarettes, alcohol and gasoline, meat should be federally taxed to help pay for its health and environmental costs. A new analysis from the investor network Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative argues that meat is going down the same road as tobacco, carbon emissions and sugar toward …

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Jan 18

Reality of Trump’s fake ‘Fake News Awards’ is even more pathetic than the idea

Donald Trump’s “Fake News Awards” would have landed with a thud even if many people trying to see them hadn’t ended up on an error page. Instead of Trump announcing his “awards” with a spittle-flecked rant, the whole thing was basically a Republican National Committee blog post. Some Republicans who would like to see the …

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Jan 18

The GOP Wants to Slash Food Stamps. Here’s Why That’s a Stupid Idea.

President Donald Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress have publicly flaunted their desire to slash food aid for the poor. The deficit-swelling tax cut package they passed in late 2017 will embolden their efforts later this year, when the twice-a-decade farm bill—which funds the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  (formerly known as food stamps)—comes up for debate.  Meanwhile, …

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Jan 10

Oprah Winfrey for President? The Idea Reveals an Uncomfortable Truth

During the 2016 elections, Democrats insisted that competency is essential in any presidential candidate. That is sounding more than a little hypocritical now. On Sunday night, Oprah Winfrey gave a stirring speech at the Golden Globes in which she inveighed against ubiquitous sexual abuse, warning abusers that “their time is up.” Many people appreciated the …

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Jan 03

‘Who’s That?’ Trump Had No Idea Who John Boehner Was After Winning the Election: Report

Roger Ailes wanted the former House Speaker to be Trump's Chief of Staff. An explosive report from New York Magazine revealed Wednesday that when President Donald Trump was elected he didn’t know who former House Speaker John Boehner was. In a conversation with Roger Ailes, the former Fox News Chief suggested that Trump look at former Rep. John Boehner …

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