Category Archive: Politics

The Russian Connection: Pieces Falling In Place

Every day another piece of evidence is revealed that sheds more sunshine on the connection between Russia and the Trump campaign. In an article in Politico it was reported that a close associate of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was being investigated for ties to Russian intelligence. Konstantin Kilimnik, an operative based in Kiev …

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Azerbaijan, Iranian Guard and Trump

“Azerbaijan, Iranian Guard and Trump.” What, you say. yes, that combo sounds a little strange but it’s not. The Trump organization built a hotel in the Azerbaijan capitol of Baku that appears to have been financed by a corrupt Azerbaijani oligarchs with connections to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a known terrorist group. Monday night MSNBC’s Rachel …

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The Latest Muslim Travel Ban

Donald Trump signed a new executive order that would ban travel from six mostly Muslim countries for 90 days. The refugee resettlement program is banned for 120 days instead of indefinitely. The order no longer includes Iraq, travelers with green cards or valid visas. It also does not include language that prioritized refugee claims from …

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Whatever Happened To The Muslim Ban?

Donald Trump started off his term with a bang issuing an executive order (EO) banning immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries citing terrorism and national security as the primary reasons. He lost bigly in court and eventually rescinded the order promising a new order that so far has not materialized. The administration requested a report …

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The Russian Connection: Deeper and Deeper

Last night’s news was pretty frantic as shoes began to drop implicating the Trump campaign’s involvement with Russia’s meddling in the last election and, now, trying to cover it and their butts up. The New York Times reported the Obama White House rushed to protect those documents out of concern that records of the Russian …

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Yes, Trump’s Speech Was Normal

Yesterday, pundits were drooling over Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of congress calling his ability to read off a teleprompter without going off script and into a angry rant. They were focused on his tone which sounded “presidential.” The reality is that the substance of his speech was normal for him. It was …

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No Sympathy

I recently received a survey from the Democratic National Committee. It asked about by concerns and legislative priorities. It also asked this question: Please rank the following elements of the DNC’s election strategy in order of importance to you. (1 = most important. 11 = not as important) I read the choices a couple of …

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Obstruction of Justice

The first charge in the articles of impeachment against President Richard M. Nixon was obstruction of justice: Subsequent thereto, Richard M. Nixon, using the powers of his high office, engaged personally and through his subordinates and agents in a course of conduct or plan designed to delay, impede, and obstruct the investigation of such unlawful …

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Trump and the Russian Connection

There is a country song by Garth Brooks called Friends in Low Places. It’s a catchy tune about having friends that aren’t at the top of the social strata. Donald Trump on the other hand has friends in high place but while they may be high up in that social hierarchy, Trump’s friends, much like …

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How To Remove A Problem Like Trump

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, the was some confusion on succession. The Constitution was not clear on whether the vice president would be president or acting president in the event of the death, resignation, removal or incapacity due to disability. Article II, Section 1, Clause 6 …

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