Congress

Trump’s Final Deal: Negotiating His Only Viable Exit Strategy–Resignation

Donald Trump’s options are increasingly being foreclosed by the Russia investigation, which almost certainly will lead to criminal charges against sons Donald Jr and Eric Trump, daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner Jr., leaving his resignation the best possible exit strategy to end one of the most divisive periods in modern U.S. history.... Read More...

Donald Trump Engaging in ‘Unprecedented Constitutional Violations’ AGs Charge

Donald Trump is engaging in “unprecedented constitutional violations” of the U.S, Constitution for accepting millions of dollars from foreign governments through his various business entities, of which he’s never relinquished his interest, according to a lawsuit filed by Maryland and the District of Columbia. The lawsuit presents the first major challenge over alleged Trump corruption under the emoluments clause of the Constitution.... Read More...

Trump Mexico Wall Likely to Cost Triple Estimates by President, Congress

Donald Trump is intent on pursing his pipe dream of a major wall along the Mexican border, but the project is likely to become a major boondoggle, with costs as high as triple the estimates by the administration and Republican leaders in Congress–all paid for by U.S. taxpayers. The issue surfaced today (Jan. 26) after Trump signed an executive order authorizing construction at the same time Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto categorically rejected any suggestion Mexico will pay for construction.... Read More...

Betsy DeVos Clueless on Policies She’ll Oversee as Trump Education Secretary

Betsy DeVos, the billionaire businesswoman Donald Trump has picked as Education Secretary, proved to be remarkably clueless about federal education policy during a Senate confirmation hearing and flunked a key question about her position on allowing guns in schools. DeVos is best known as the chairwoman of the Windquest Group, a private investment firm. She has never spent a day much less a career teaching in the nation’s public schools and educated her children at private schools.... Read More...

Obamacare Repeal Without Replacement Would Be a Death Sentence for Millions

Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one thing, coming up with a replacement is another. More than 20 million people are currently twisting in the wind, according to a new report. It predicts a “death spiral” of rising uninsured and skyrocketing premium costs, if Republicans kill Obamacare. The Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump, at least for the moment, have been unable to come up with a “better, more affordable” alternative as they’ve promised.... Read More...

Imagine Obama Legacy Without GOP Sabotage, And the Disaster That Awaits

As we careen, head-on, toward Jan. 20 like a locomotive with no brakes, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on President Obama’s legacy and wonder what might have been if Republicans in Congress hadn’t sabotaged and obstructed him at every turn without any regard for the nation’s welfare. Obama may have been set up to fail, but he will still go down in history as one of the nation’s great presidents.... Read More...

FBI’s James Comey Back on Hot Seat Over Trump Campaign Russian Connection

FBI Director James Comey is back on the hot seat over Russia’s alleged effort to tip the election to Donald Trump. But after his own partisan foray into presidential politics, Comey and the agency are facing unprecedented criticism on Capitol Hill. Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid, who is retiring, has called for Comey’s ouster for withholding evidence of Russia’s involvement in the election while the campaign was in progress.... Read More...

After Shaky Victory, Donald Trump Now Faces ‘Rigged Election’ Allegations

As Donald Trump’s deficit in the popular vote edges north of 1.5 million votes, the President-elect is now being confronted with election rigging allegations over Republican efforts to suppress Democratic votes, leading to his razor-thin victories in key swing states and the presidential election overall. The election was remarkable on its face, because it cut against almost every poll, which predicted Democrat Hillary Clinton would win key swing states like North Carolina and Florida. But she didn't.... Read More...

Cocaine Republican Eyes Political Return: A Case Study of White Privilege (video)

Trey Radel, a Florida Republican resigned in disgrace from Congress two years ago after a cocaine conviction. But he’s eyeing a political return and is hitting the talk show circuit. How’s that possible? It’s a case study in white privilege. The 2013 arrest briefly rose to national attention when it was revealed that Radel had voted to drug test poor people before they could receive food stamps and other social services.... Read More...