Tag: Trump

Jan 22

This Congressman Spent a Decade Battling the Agency Trump Might Appoint Him to Lead

Ever since White House budget director Mick Mulvaney’s embattled appointment two months ago as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he’s moved swiftly to transform the watchdog agency he once called a “sick, sad” joke. He has shelved investigations and kneecapped the work of CFPB examiners by halting data collection. In just the last week, he announced plans to gut an …

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Jan 22

Cartoon: The Trump news cycle continues

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Jan 22

‘I really will’: the stars who didn’t move to Canada when Trump won

Snoop Dogg and Lena Dunham were among a host of celebrities who pledged to move north under a Donald Trump presidency – yet stayed put It is a longstanding tradition of American politics: at some stage in the electoral cycle, prominent citizens from the world of art and entertainment declare that if their preferred candidate …

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Jan 21

Trump Is Determined to Provoke War to Draw Focus from Racist and Erratic Behavior

Every wannabe dictator needs an emergency to cement his power. The New York Times reports that the Pentagon is proposing widening the permissible use of nuclear weapons to include responding to cyberattacks and other non-nuclear attacks to U.S. infrastructure. The Pentagon has already outlined this expanded nuclear strategy in a draft document sent to President …

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Jan 21

Schumer calls Trump ‘dysfunctional’ as government shutdown enters day two – video

Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer blames the US president, Donald Trump, for the government shutdown in Washington DC. Branding it the ‘Trump Shutdown’, Schumer says the president walked away from two bipartisan deals Continue reading… US politics | The Guardian

Jan 21

‘Equal sovereignty’ of the states in the age of Trump

Less than a week into the new year, the Trump administration kicked off 2018 with one of the most cynical and craven acts of political favoritism in recent American history. On January 4, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unveiled the Draft Five Year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. That massive gift to Donald …

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Jan 21

White House staff doing ‘television blitz’ as strategy to keep Trump away from the negotiation table

From the Washington Post, we’re learning how Trump’s staff is trying to manage their supposed boss: They’re doing everything they can to keep him away from the negotiating table because his staff is terrified Trump will strike a deal to reopen the government. After the shutdown began, Trump rebuffed his instincts and did not call …

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Jan 21

‘Cash before Christ’: Bishop William Barber Accuses Franklin Graham of Being ‘Bought Off’ to Defend Trump

The son of evangelical televangelist Billy Graham has been defending President Trump’s year in office. The Rev. Dr. William Barber blasted Rev. William Franklin Graham III, the son of evangelical televangelist Billy Graham, for defending President Donald Trump’s year in office. Barber admonished Graham to “stop lying” during an appearance on “AM Joy” with MSNBC anchor …

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Jan 21

Are ‘moderate’ senators gullible enough to count on a promise from McConnell to end Trump Shutdown?

A bipartisan group of “moderates” of the Senate have a proposal to break the impasse in the Senate on immigration and the Trump Shutdown. Central to is is “a commitment for a separate vote on legislation to put into law a program that protects from deportation some of the undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. …

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Jan 21

‘Are you a racist?’ Trump questioned over ‘shithole’ comments – video

Donald Trump ignores questions from reporters after signing a Martin Luther King Jr Day proclamation, amid reports he called a number of African countries ‘shitholes’ during a meeting earlier in the week. Journalists call out to the US president as he leaves the room, asking ‘Are you a racist?’ and ‘Will you give an apology?’ …

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