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Putin Ejects Diplomats, Competing Comedy

Monday, July 31, 2017

Payback: In an escalation of tensions, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the cutting of 755 US diplomatic staff in his country in retaliation for Congress passing new economic sanctions. He set a deadline of Sept. 1. “Over 1,000 employees — …

Trump Tweets While Washington Burns

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Fake President: President Trump was on a Twitter rant yesterday after one of the worst weeks in his brief presidency. The Republican majority utterly failed their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, and he fired his chief of staff. …

Priebus Gets the Boot, Rough ’em Up

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Shakeup: It’s impossible to keep up. As turmoil in the White House continues, Chief Chief of Staff Reince Priebus resigned yesterday to be replaced by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. Priebus has been in the crosshairs for weeks, the …

Healthcare On Life Support, Russia Retaliates

Friday, July 28, 2017

Swamp News: Several Republican senators, including Arizona’s John McCain, announced their opposition yesterday to the “skinny repeal” bill designed to cripple Obamacare, bringing the Republicans’ seven-year effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act to the brink of death. …

Trump Bans Transgenders, Thrill Ride Death

Thursday, July 27, 2017

About Face: Countermanding an Obama-era directive, President Trump announced a decision to prohibit transgender people from serving in the military. He tweeted, in part, “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the …

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 …