Why Trump Is Playing Ball on the Health Bill

Signing the Alexander-Murray health-care proposal in its current form would put President Donald Trump in the position of approving funding he has sharply criticized, but he has indicated he could go along with the plan as long as it was temporary. Source: Wall Street Journal (mouthpiece of the Chamber of Commerce)

Continue Reading →

Great Vocal Majority Podcast

Continue Reading →

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois

(link to post)October 16, 2017 The (Champaign) News-Gazette Falling by the wayside First, the field was growing. Now it’s starting to thin. Many people probably didn’t know that Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar was running for the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor until they heard about his announcement that he’s dropping out of the campaign. That’s…

Continue Reading →

Inside the Beltway: Upping the Ante: RNC trolls the DNC

(link to post) First, there was fake news. Now, there are fake press releases. The Republican National Committee has issued a parody press release on behalf of the Democratic National Committee, adding a whole new dimension to the battle between the two parties. “MEDIA ADVISORY: Updated schedule of events open to the press. The Democratic…

Continue Reading →

Inside the Beltway: Upping the Ante: RNC trolls the DNC

(link to post) First, there was fake news. Now, there are fake press releases. The Republican National Committee has issued a parody press release on behalf of the Democratic National Committee, adding a whole new dimension to the battle between the two parties. “MEDIA ADVISORY: Updated schedule of events open to the press. The Democratic…

Continue Reading →

Christopher Sharpley, Trump pick for CIA IG, is too lenient on torture: Democrats

(link to post) Democratic lawmakers lashed out Tuesday at President Trump’s nominee to serve as inspector general for the CIA, saying they don’t think he’s taken criticism of the agency’s harsh interrogation techniques seriously enough. They said Christopher Sharpley, who has served as acting inspector general for the agency since 2015, appeared to be trying…

Continue Reading →

New York Times' social media policy hides political bias, doesn't eliminate it

(link to post) The New York Times‘ new policy on social media may rid the paper of perceived bias, but critics say it leaves unchecked the actual bias permeating “the Gray Lady’s” reliably liberal pages. From ESPN to CNN, the mainstream media are grappling with how to cover a president who has incorporated criticizing the…

Continue Reading →

Scott Pruitt meets with Chuck Grassley, other lawmakers to discuss ethanol

(link to post) As the Trump administration mulls cuts to the federal mandate known as the Renewable Fuel Standard, Congress’s most vocal biofuels champions are urging the government to change course and instead ramp up support for ethanol. Sen. Charles Grassley, Iowa Republican and perhaps Congress’s top ethanol backer, and other lawmakers met Tuesday afternoon…

Continue Reading →

CIA watchdog nominee says he never read torture report

(link to post) WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the CIA’s independent watchdog told Congress on Tuesday that he’s never read the Senate’s so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency’s treatment of terror suspects after 9/11. Christopher Sharpley, who has been deputy inspector general at the CIA since July…

Continue Reading →

New York Times editor admits paper is very, very (very) biased

(link to post) ANALYSIS/OPINION: The muckity mucks in the liberal media pshaw the claim like you’ve said the sun rises in the west. Big wigs across the massive media conglomerates repeat the denial until they’re blue in the face: There is no liberal bias in the media, they say. They cite “experts,” like Larry Atkins,…

Continue Reading →

Women in California Capitol speak out against harassment

(link to post) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Women lawmakers, lobbyists and staffers in California’s Capitol are encouraging each other to share stories of sexual harassment in the workplace in an effort to show its pervasiveness and to ensure more men stand up against it. “As women leaders in politics, in a state that postures itself…

Continue Reading →

Page 1 of 313