Tuesday, June 18, 2019

WaPo Deciphers Trump’s Mysterious Mexico Document, Mulvaney Says The Public May Never See The...

This is a bit of sleuthing worthy of Sherlock Holmes. A Washington Post staff photographer took photos of the folded, secret missive that Trump displayed briefly Tuesday before he left for Iowa, and then put back in his pocket. Here’s what it said. “the Government of Mexico will take all necessary steps under domestic law […]
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Trump’s use of executive privilege is the greatest single threat to the rule of...

On Wednesday, the William Barr-led Department of Justice announced that it was blocking an effort by the House Oversight and Reform Committee to obtain census information from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross through what has now become...
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Office of Special Counsel says Kellyanne Conway should be removed over violations of Hatch...

Yes, yes, yes — please take Barbie Riefenstahl away and exile her to the Island of Misfit Toys. The Hill: The Office of Special Counsel on Thursday urged President Trump to remove Kellyanne Conway as White House counselor over repeated violations...
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Mitch McConnell making sure that Russia is welcome to screw with the 2020 election

Back in May, Mitch McConnell passed a milestone: over 100 pieces of legislation that were passed by the Democratic-controlled House have been halted by the Senate majority leader before they ever got a vote....
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Hucky Boo Boo Sanders Just Quit. Fox News Says It’s Over Stephanopoulous, I Say...

….She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2019 It is zero coincidence that Sarah Huckabee Sanders quit […]
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On 9/11 benefits, McConnell goes from ‘Never Forget’ to ‘Gosh, I hadn’t looked at...

It’s that time of year again: time to reauthorize the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, which is on the verge of running out of funds. For reasons that are not fully explained, Congress has refused...
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Justice Department threatens to block access to all census documents through executive privilege

In response to a planned contempt vote, the Justice Department informed the chair of the House Oversight Committee Tuesday that it had advised Donald Trump to invoke executive privilege over census documents the panel is seeking. "In...
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Senate majority leader denies special treatment from his wife the Cabinet member

When he’s home in Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell likes to brag about the federal dollars he’s helped bring to the state. But when he’s being asked about reports that his wife, Transportation...
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Sarah Sanders stepping down as White House press secretary… seems like a thing that...

In news that might otherwise have gone unnoticed for weeks, or possibly months, the White House has announced that Sarah Sanders is stepping down from her demanding role as White House  press secretary at...
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Mitch McConnell says he doesn’t know why Jon Stewart is ‘bent out of shape’...

Last week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was noncommittal about whether he would support the permanent reauthorization of the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund. The fund enables 9/11 first responders, surviving families, and others battling deadly...

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