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Comey Confirms Investigation of Trump-Russia collusion

FBI Director James Comey confirmed to the House Intelligence Committee on Monday that the FBI is investigating Russia's meddling in the presidential election, including possible links between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Comey invited to testify in PUBLIC! Update: Oversight Committee requests Comey’s memos

Following the Times’ explosive story today alleging that Donald Trump improperly asked FBI director James Comey to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and that Director Comey (unsurprisingly) kept detailed...
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Russian Ambassador Told Moscow that Kushner Wanted Secret Communications With Kremlin

The Washington Post has just reported that Jared Kushner wanted to set up a private communication channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin, according to Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to his...

The “first step” is to admit there’s a problem. The GOP may be taking...

I’m shedding a tear here. It’s kind of like the day when you finally throw out your favorite old pair of socks because you can put them on from either end, a melancholy sense of loss. Apparently, the GOP is finally putting the repeal of Obamacare out to pasture. Never again will we hear “Repeal Obamacare root and branch” screamed at a rally, to raucous applause. The first step to solving a problem is to admit that there is a problem, and apparently the GOP is finally willing to take that first, tremulous baby step. According to reporting in The Hill, Republicans are starting to try to find a palatable replacement for the failed strategy of repealing the ACA, while promising only to replace it with a nebulous, kind-of-concept to be determined package. GOP pollster Whit Ayres apparently looked at some actual polling and noticed a wee problem; “Republicans need a positive vision about what should happen to lower costs, expand access and protect pre-existing conditions,” he added. “You’ve got to be able to answer the question, ‘So what do you think we should do about health care?’ ” OK, right out of the box, and already, “Houston, we have a problem.” Ayres states that the Republicans need a ?positive vision” on healthcare. Since January 20, 2009, if there is one thing that the GOP has lacked, it is a positive vision on anything. Mitch McConnell darkly promised to use any means necessary, fair or foul, to make Barack Obama a one term President. Their own President, Donald J Trump, provided a stunningly “positive vision” when he spoke of “this American carnage” in his inauguration speech. The GOP has struggled to find anything positive to say about the menu at the congressional cafeteria, even though they controlled the menu for eight years. The old saying is that “You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” and on healthcare, the GOP message was even more bleak than “American carnage.” Caribou Barbie from Wasilla led the rallying cry that “death panels” were coming to pull the plug on Granny! Both the federal budget, as well as the insurance companies, would collapse under the onerous weight of Obamacare, and everybody would die! Maybe Ayres is right, it’s time for a new set of drapes in the den. It couldn’t hurt, right? But there are several problems for this “positive vision” healthcare 2.0 that the GOP is trying to push. The first problem is that the GOP have been obstructionists for so long, that they’ve long ago forgotten how to have constructive ideas. Say what you will about the weaknesses of Obamacare, at least the Democrats did some honest research on what the issues and problems were, and tried to come up with solutions for them. The ACA was weak specifically because the Republicans vociferously resisted any attempts to make it strong and effective. The GOP didn’t research jack about healthcare, simply because they were devoted to the status quo. Another problem is that the Republicans are so covered in health insurance and pharmaceutical pocket lint that they can’t see clearly enough to drive their cars anymore. Any effective healthcare legislation would hurt insurance companies and big pharma, and that is a “pill” that the GOP is going to find very bitter and hard to swallow. But it seems […]
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Haha! Comey Hires Fitz as His Lawyer!

Sorry for the short diary but I didn’t see this anywhere else here. Former FBI director James Comey just hired Patrick as one of his lawyers! Oh this is sweet! As most here probably know, Fitzgerald is a former US Attorney and was the lead...

Comey gets canned by Trump

This just in: FBI director James Comey has been dismissed. Plus the White House statement saying Trump “informed” Comey that he had been “terminated and removed.” This is quite possibly one of the most coordinated efforts yet by...
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‘If You’re Poor or Disabled, the GOP Wants You to Die’: Outrage as Trump...

"Threatening poor people's lives—which is what getting rid of their healthcare coverage essentially means—is not a way to eradicate poverty. It is simply a way to punish the poor for being poor."
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Americans Say Barack Obama Was The Greatest President Of Their Lifetime. POLL

Americans say Barack Obama was  the BEST president of their lifetime. They say he did the best job as president compared to other presidents. Bill Clinton is second, then Reagan, per a new PEW research center poll. 44% percent of adults  say Obama was...

Is The Trump/GOP/Putin Regime Setting Up A Benghazi Type Investigation Into Obama And Wire...

This morning the White House released the above statement from the press secretary’s office.  They are calling for the congressional intelligence committees to expand the scope of their investigations. This should be a huge red flag to everyone....
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Is Devin Nunes about to elevate a "bit player" to notoriety?

T.he Republicans can't seem to help themselves, they could fuck up a thaw-and-serve cake. Right now the feeding frenzy  is on. El Rushbo needs a vicatin to quiet his nerves,...

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