Tag: Security

Feb 21

The White House plans to crack down on security … for everyone except Jared Kushner

When asked about White House security at her first-in-a-week press conference on Tuesday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was quick to say that the White House was going to tighten up the ship. But in questioning, she repeatedly denied that it would impact one person in particular—senior advisor, son-in-law, and subject of interest Jared Kushner. Sanders slapped …

Continue reading

Feb 16

Does Jared Kushner’s Massive Debt Make Him a Threat to National Security?

The Kushner family owes hundreds of millions on botched real estate ventures, while he travels the world for Trump. On Wednesday night, in the midst of wall-to-wall coverage of yet another horrific bloody massacre of American children by a violent misfit with a semiautomatic weapon, NBC news reported that more than 130 political appointees working in the …

Continue reading

Feb 16

Florida lawmakers have refused school requests for more security officers for the last ten years

While sweaty politicians pretend at fake tears for the children killed in this nation’s latest school shootings, a reminder that the majority of them have worked hard to help bring this day about. Since 2007, Safe Schools has been cut by 15% — little by little until it hit $ 64.4 million in 2011, according …

Continue reading

Feb 14

The Rob Porter story is just the tip of a national security iceberg

Buried down in the details of the Rob Porter story, and in the latest round of excuses about the Rob Porter story, are some mysteries that go beyond that one particular wife-beating SOB. During Tuesday’s intelligence hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray made it clear that the FBI completed its background check on Porter by July, …

Continue reading

Feb 13

The best and the brightest? White House plagued by high turnover and missing security clearances

Donald Trump was going to drain the swamp and staff his administration with the best people in the world. Instead … Mr. Trump is on his second press secretary, his second national security adviser and his third deputy national security adviser. Five different people have been named communications director or served in the job in …

Continue reading

Feb 09

Republicans Have a Sinister New Way of Cutting Social Security

Click here for reuse options! It’s a classic Trojan horse scenario—one they've been using a lot lately. They’re a cunning lot, these elected Republican officials. In their latest plot to revoke the fundamental benefits that have saved millions of seniors from falling into poverty, Republicans are now looking for ways to bribe Americans into forgoing …

Continue reading

Feb 09

How many Trump aides still have a security clearance who absolutely, positively should not?

The latest White House flap over resigned wife abuser Rob Porter has once again put a spotlight on the Trump administration’s serial malfeasance surrounding security clearances. Similar to any repeat offender, it hasn’t happened just once. Porter is just the latest example of someone who likely shouldn’t have been viewing classified materials because he was at risk …

Continue reading

Feb 08

House Democrats press for ‘immediate hearings’ on 2018 election security

House Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are urging their GOP chair, Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, for “immediate hearings” on the hacking threats to the U.S. electoral system in 2018. In a letter to Goodlatte, Democrats expressed alarm that the Justice Department has “taken little—if any—action to secure our election systems” in advance of November. Politico …

Continue reading

Feb 06

Ivanka and Rubio’s family leave plan: Borrow from your Social Security and delay your retirement

Remember how Ivanka Trump is all about family? How she’s bringing a “softer” side to her miserable father’s administration by championing “paid” family leave? You’ll never guess who’s doing the paying. Actually, you will. It’s easy. You are! Trump is teaming up with noted Senate lightweight Marco Rubio (R-FL) to cook up a plan in …

Continue reading

Feb 06

Ivanka Trump’s Paid Family Leave Plan Steals the Money from Social Security and Delays Retirement

Nothing from the first family comes without a major catch. A childcare plan being discussed by Ivanka Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) would require parents to use their Social Security for maternity leave and then put off retirement in the future. A Politico report published on Sunday explained that Rubio and the president’s daughter had recently …

Continue reading