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Repeal & Replace Crushed, Brain Damage

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

To Your Health: The Senate Republicans’ first effort to repeal and replace Obamacare suffered a crushing 43-57 defeat last night, indicating that whatever finally passes, if anything, it will not be the dramatic repeal and replacement promised in the 2016 …

Pen In Hand, Under the Bus

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

To Your Health: Under intense pressure from the President, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell plans a vote today in an attempt to revive his floundering health care bill. President Trump tweeted this morning, “Repeal or Repeal & Replace! I have …

“No improper contacts,” Shark Weak

Monday, July 24, 2017

Unsworn Testimony: The NY Times reports this morning that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner will tell Congress he did not collude with the Russians, according to his statement prepared for a special hearing. Kushner’s statement says, “I had no improper contacts. …

Congress Defies President, Pardon Myself

Sunday, July 23, 2017

 Sanctions: In a signal of distrust of the President, Republican and Democratic leaders in both houses of Congress have agreed on a bill to place sanctions on Russia for meddling in foreign elections, including the US, and for its aggression …

Spicey Out, Sessions and Sergey

Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Shoe Drops: In what came as a shock but not a surprise, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned yesterday in protest of President Trump’s appointment of financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. Scaramucci immediately appointed the equally-combative substitute …

Oppo Research on Mueller, OJ Free

Friday, July 21, 2017

Pardon Me: President Trump is already making legal inquiries about his power to pardon aides, family members, and even himself in connection with the Russia investigation, according to both The Washington Post and NY Times. At the same time, the …

McCain Brain Tumor, Trump v. Sessions

Thursday, July 20, 2017

McCain: Arizona Sen. John McCain, who was elected to his sixth term in office last November, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after undergoing surgery on a blood clot above his left eye. A statement from the Mayo Clinic …

Trump/Putin Meeting Revealed, Saudi Legs

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Russian Front: President Trump had a second previously-undisclosed meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit, the White House confirmed yesterday. The US has no record, notes, or transcript of the one-hour meeting. The only other person present …

Health Bill Dead, American Made President

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

DOA: With the announcement by two senators that they are opposed to the Republican healthcare bill, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been denied the votes to even bring the measure to the floor for debate. This effectively kills, for now, …

McCain May Take Time, Don Jr. as Fredo

Monday, July 17, 2017

To Your Health: The NY Times reports that Sen. John McCain’s blood clot surgery may be more serious than initially thought, and he may be out of action for weeks, endangering the Senate health care bill. The can’t vote without …