Tag: TMC Politics

Oct 30

The Russian Connection: Indictments – Round One

The news on Friday was that indictments were handed down by a grand jury that had heard evidence from Special Counsel Robert Mueller into the Trump camapign’s conspiracy with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Early this morning, not only where there arrests but it was revealed that there was also a guilty plea. as …

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Oct 25

The Russian Connection: That Dossier

On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that the Russian Dossier on Donald Trump was paid for by an unknown GOP donor, then the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research. After that, Fusion GPS hired …

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Oct 24

The Grifting of the Puerto Rico Recovery

The grifting of the American economy by the Trump administration is reaching new levels in Puerto Rico with the awarding contracts to close friends of cabinet members and allies of Trump himself. The Washington Post reported that the largest contract to repair the severely damaged electrical grid has been given to a two year old …

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Oct 20

Niger: American Deaths and Lack of Paper in Chad

Could a lack of passport paper in Chad, which led to it being placed in Trump’s travel ban list, have caused the deaths of four American soldiers? Chad has been a key player in the fight against ISIS in central Africa. After it was placed on the travel ban list in late September, it withdrew …

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Oct 20

A True Good Soldier

Instead pf apologizing to a Gold Star family mourning the loss of a husband, father and son for Donald Trump’s insensitive condolence call, his Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired general and a Gold Star parent himself, disgraced not only himself in a White House press conference but further insulted the family, a congress …

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Oct 19

What Happened in Niger?

There are a lot of questions that are not being asked about the deaths of four US Army Special Forces soldiers? “This might wind up to be Mr. Trump’s Benghazi.” Those are the words of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, a Florida Democrat who was present during a controversial phone call between President Donald Trump and the …

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Oct 18

The Russian Connection: “A Blaring Red Siren”

Once the wealthiest man in Russia, former oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky spent ten years in Russian prison after the Russian government under Vladimir Putin charged him with fraud and tax evasion in 2003. After his release from prison in late 2013, he was exiled and was granted residency in Switzerland where he has since become …

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Oct 18

The War On Opioids

In the wake of a Washington Post expose on how the pharmaceutical industry had lobbied congress to weaken the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to fight the opioid epidemic, Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) has withdrawn his name to be Donald Trump’s drug czar. Marino was the principal sponsor of the bill written by an industry lawyer …

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Oct 17

Worse Than Trump

Don’t let Vice President Mike Pence fool you with his quiet, genteel manner. Like all of Donald Trump’s choices for offices in his administration, Pence is a horror who is worse than Trump and a heartbeat, or impeachment, away from being in charge. Staff writer for The New Yorker Magazine and author, Jane Mayer wrote …

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Oct 13

A Double Hit To Health Care

Yesterday Donald Trump signed an executive order that would permit people to buy junk health insurance undermining the Affordable Car Act. The EO essential creates a parallel insurance system for healthy people: President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an order that could rattle the Affordable Care Act’s private insurance markets by allowing a proliferation of …

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Oct 12

Puerto Rico: Americans Are Dying. Who’s In Charge Here?

It is over three weeks since category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. The death toll has risen to 45, and 89% of the island is still without electricity. Drinkable water is a major issue with nearly 35% of the population without potable water and drinking water that is being obtained from hazardous waste sites. …

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Oct 06

Firsts

Fifty First Dates Trump Style.

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