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Manafort to Surrender, PR Cancels Power Deal

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Russia Thing: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates were ordered to surrender to federal authorities this morning as the first shoe drops in the investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election. …

CNN: Charges Filed, A Stripper Named Kitty

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Russia Thing: A federal grand jury in Washington has brought the first criminal  charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, CNN reported last night. The network said that, according to its sources, the charges are still …

Opioid Induced, The Tax Men Cometh

Friday, October 27, 2017

Opioid Induced: Despite previously calling the opioid epidemic “a national emergency,” President Trump yesterday directed the Department of Health and Human service to declare it a “national health emergency,” which comes with no money to fight it. The Public Health …

Trump Fights Critics, Obamacare Spikes

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Silence of the Lambs: A day after Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake denounced President Trump and announced his retirement, Trump continued his personal attacks on Flake and his fellow dissenting Republican, Bob Corker of Tennessee. Trump tweeted, “The reason Flake …

Sen. Flake Condemns Trump and Quits

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Odd Man Out: Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake stunned Congress and the Republican Party yesterday, announcing in a speech rebuking the leadership of President Trump that he will not run for re-election. Flake declared, “We must never adjust to the present …

Tornadoes Hit Carolinas, The Niger Questions

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Weather Report: A string of tornadoes struck in the Carolinas last night, leaving severe damage. At least seven tornadoes destroyed buildings and knocked out power. Pictures from Spartanburg, SC show buildings ripped apart and vehicles flipped. The Niger Question: An …

“A-Plus” Response, The Weinstein Effect

Monday, October 23, 2017

“A-Plus”: After the initial rush of aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, hurricane victims in Texas and Florida tell the NY Times that they are waiting for the kind of longer-term help they need. The NY Times reports that …

Trump to Release JFK Papers, Sore Winner

Sunday, October 22, 2017

JFK: To the delight of conspiracy theorists, President Trump said yesterday he will not block the scheduled release of the government files on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that have been held secret since 1963. By law, the …

Uninsured Rising; He said, She said

Saturday, October 21, 2017

To Your Health: The number of Americans with health insurance has slipped by 3.5 million under President Donald Trump, according to the  Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. Trump has claimed Obamacare is collapsing, but he’s also nudging it to the brink. He …

Trump Sees Conspiracy, Senate Passes Budget

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Russia House: On a day when his political agenda should have been focused on getting his tax reforms through Congress, President Trump chose instead to accuse Russia, the FBI, and Democrats of conspiracy to discredit him. The president wrote, …