Category Archive: Politics

Special Election 2017: GA-6 and SC-5

Up Date 22:30 Karen Handel has been projected as the winner of the GA-6 Congressional District. Up Date 21:30 Both the NYT and MSNBC have Handel leading Osoff by 3 points, 51% – 49%, with 60% of the vote counted. Up Date 21:15 The NYT and MSNBC are projecting Republican Ralph Norman has won the …

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Trump’s Opioid Commission A Sham

According to a just released government study (pdf) US hospitals handled 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year and that was 2014. Those numbers reflected a 64% increase in hospital stays and a 99% increase in ER visits compared to 2005 and are driving cause the mortality …

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The Russian Connection: Mueller Expands Staff

Special Counsel Robert Mulleur’s hires tell us he is concentrating on money laundering, financial fraud and Russian organized crime, in other words all of Trump’s favorite hobbies. What does Robert Mueller’s team tell us about the Russia investigation? By Julian Borger, The Guardian Even before the special counsel’s inquiry has begun in earnest into links …

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The Russian Connection: Yes, Mr. Trump, You Are under Investigation

It was said about Watergate, a two bit burglary of the Democratic National Committee campaign headquarters, was that it wasn’t the crime that got everyone into so much trouble but the cover-up. Donald Trump fired FBI Director after he refused to end the investigation of former National Security advisor Michael Flynn and publicly affirm that …

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The Russian Connection: Sessions’ Obstruction

One of the worst Attorney Generals an administration has produced testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a open session. US AG Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III proclaimed over 25 times that he could not remember or recall meetings or conversations with the Russian Ambassador to the US. If this had been a drinking game, there …

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The Resistance: Resisting Trump’s Shock Doctrine

Author of “The Shock Doctrine,” Naomi Klein, has been around the worlds documenting major crises and shocks to countries for years. Now she brings her attention to the United States and the “rolling shock” of the Trump presidency. She used to think that just saying no was enough but with the continued daily shocks of …

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The Russian Connection: Comey Testifies

Former FBI Director James Comey testified, under oath, this morning before the Senate Intelligence Committee and started with stating the the White House lied and defamed him and the FBI by saying the bureau was in chaos and that he had lost FBI employees’ trust. For nearly three hours, Mr. Comey was questioned by committee …

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The Russian Connection: The Case for Obstruction of Justice

The case for obstruction of justice against Donald Trump is building. First there was the firing of FBI Director James Comey and Trump’s TV interview and tweets that indicated that his motive for Comey’s dismissal was the investigation of the Russian involvement in the 2016 election which now appears to have gone even farther than …

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The Russian Connection: Deeper Than Was Thought

Another document has emerged that link the Russian government to the charges of hacking the 2016 election. The Intercept posted documents that were given to them anonymously and were verified that show the Russian military hackers attempted a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 …

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The Russian Connection: “Moscow On The Potomac”

Things have slowed down a little in the continuing saga of “Moscow on the Potomac” as Charlie Pierce has dubbed Trump’s Russian woes but it’s not going away. Trump had hoped that his “Ugly American” tour of the Middle east and Europe would distract the media. It didn’t. Even while he was on foreign soil, …

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