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French Election Hacked, Cop Charged

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Le Hack: The campaign of French moderate Emmanuel Macron has been hit by what they call a “massive and coordinated” hacking operation after which internal campaign documents were published on social media. The campaign staff says internal emails, accounting documents, …

Trump Care Passes House, Philip Retires

Friday, May 5, 2017

To Your Health: House Republicans yesterday passed their promised “improved” healthcare bill by a margin of just four votes without a single Democrat. As the votes crept toward passage, the Democrats taunted the majority. Like the fans of a winning …

Healthcare Up for Vote, “Mildly Nauseous”

Thursday, May 4, 2017

To Your Health: House Republican leaders say they have the necessary votes to pass their healthcare bill and they’re putting it up for a vote today. They wouldn’t do it if they weren’t certain. Some Republicans who were against the …

Healthcare Round Two, Hillary Blames

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

It’s Political: The Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare may be headed for its second crash as moderate representatives back away from a bill that does not absolutely guarantee insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions, one of the most popular …

Hail Caesar, The Traveling Trumps

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Very Friendly: President Trump over the past several days has extended his friendship to some of the nastiest leaders in the Far East. Yesterday he said he would be “honored” to meet with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. In …

Government Stays Open, 13 Reasons

Monday, May 1, 2017

Open for Business: Congressional leaders yesterday reached a bi-partisan agreement that will avert the threat of a government shutdown until Sept. 30th. The bill includes no money for the president’s border wall and mostly preserves the Environmental Protection Agency. To …

Climate March and The Snake

Sunday, April 30, 2017

March in April: Thousands of people worried about climate change and the environment under the policies of the Trump administration marched in Washington and all over the country yesterday. In Washington, The People’s Climate March gathered at the Capitol and …

100 Days of Tragi-Comedy

Saturday, April 29, 2017

100 Days: President Trump hit his 100th day in office today, an artificial productivity benchmark by which new presidents are judged. He has judged himself to be the best. “I don’t think there has ever been a president in this …

“Major Conflict,” Healthcare Fails Again

Friday, April 28, 2017

It’s Scary: President Trump told an interviewer from Reuters that the US could have a “major conflict” with North Korea if it conducts another nuclear test. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict …

A Laughable Stunt, Healthcare Revival

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wish List: The White House yesterday released President Trump’s sketchy plan for tax reform, a one-page bullet point list of changes that would be a windfall for the wealthy and provide some relief for more average taxpayers. The plan did …