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Shutdown Continues, Brady Goes for Five

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Shutdown: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to take a vote today at noon to see whether he can end the government shutdown. As of last night, there didn’t seem to be an agreement that would allow that to …

Hashtag Government, NFL Final Four

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hashtag Government: Republicans and Democrats spent a lot of energy yesterday pinning the blame on each other for the government shutdown with Twitter hashtags. President Trump offered “#DemocratShutdown,” which just doesn’t sing.  The Democrats are pushing “#TrumpShutdown.” The Republicans are …

Government Shuts Down, A Stormy Night

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Shutdown: Good morning. The federal government is shut down after the Senate failed to pass a bill to keep it running. It’s Saturday, so you might not notice. President Trump was up early this morning furiously tweeting blame. “This …

Shutdown Approaches, “House of Horrors”

Friday, January 19, 2018

Chaos Theory: The House has approved a short-term spending bill to keep the government running, but in the Senate at least a dozen Democrats have said they’re against it, enough to kill the bill. With about 14 hours to go, a …

Shutdown Looms, Trump Like Stalin

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Politics: Congress has until midnight tomorrow to pass a spending bill and avoid a government shutdown. In the mix of issues is border security, a solution for the younger illegal immigrants known as Dreamers, and the Children’s health Insurance Program. …

Bannon Subpoenaed, Hard of Hearing

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Summoned: President Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by the Special Counsel to testify in front of a grand jury, according to several news outlets. He’s being called to answer questions about possible links or collusion between …

Shutdown Approaches, Children in Chains

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Deadline: After a disastrous week of clashes over an immigration bill, President Trump’s border wall, and his unfortunate pronouncements, it’s looking questionable whether Congress will reach an agreement on a spending bill to keep the government running by the Friday …

Trump Says He’s Not Racist, Journal Audio

Monday, January 15, 2018

Denial Ain’t a River: After a bad week in which he used a scatological slur to describe entire countries, President Trump arrived for dinner last night at one of his Florida golf clubs and told reporters, “I am not a …

Hawaii Missile Alert, DACA Reprieve

Sunday, January 14, 2018

DefCon 1: Amidst heightened missile threats by North Korea, the state of Hawaii mistakenly put out an alert for a missile aimed at the island state, sending residents into a tizzy. The alert sent to cellphones said in all caps, …