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North Korea Calls John Bolton a ‘War Maniac’ Who Is ‘Wrecking Peace and Security’...

North Korea on Monday called U.S. national security adviser John Bolton a "war maniac" who is undermining global security and diplomacy after Bolton accused Pyongyang of violating international law with missile launches earlier this...

Risk Profession

They call them “risk professions,” and it’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a job that by its nature tends to carry a higher than normal risk of injury or death just in the normal performance of your job. being a soldier is certainly one of them. So is being a cop, a firefighter, or […]
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Trump’s Agriculture Department forcing out economists who challenge his policies with facts

If you work for the U.S. Agriculture Department and study climate change, trade, economics, food stamps, or anything producing facts that Donald Trump doesn't want to hear about, your employer is finding you a new...
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With Memorial Day clock ticking, McConnell and Trump still dither on disaster relief

As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi explained Thursday morning, there's a perfectly good disaster aid bill for $19.1 billion that the House passed just a few weeks ago, ready for the Senate to take up....

Rep. Katie Porter calls BS on Ben Carson’s lame excuse for not knowing his...

On Tuesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson answered questions during a hearing with the House Committee on Financial Services. While Carson showed much of the pig-headed arrogance we have come to expect...
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Rex Tillerson testifies that Putin came to meetings knowledgeable and prepared—but Trump did not

It appears that Donald Trump hasn’t actually been able to stop every former member of his team from talking to Congress. In a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met...
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Warren and AOC have questions about Steve Mnuchin’s role in Sears’ collapse (and they...

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up to ask important questions about Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s role in the collapse of retail empire Sears. More than 175,000 Sears employees lost...
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Housing secretary confuses a banking term for a brand of cookies, puts full incompetence...

Each and every single one of Donald Trump’s presidential Cabinet members is wholly and uniquely unqualified for the roles they’ve been given, but none more so than Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben...
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‘No Amount of Legal Advice Will Stop the Lawlessness and Lies’: Leaked IRS Memo...

As the White House continues to stonewall efforts by congressional Democrats to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns—including by refusing to comply with a subpoena—a confidential IRS draft memo that leaked late Tuesday appeared...

Ben Carson Just Turned Politics Into A Limbo Dance and It Can’t Get Any...

C-Span didn’t used to be confused with Comedy Central, but if Ben Carson keeps appearing, that will all change overnight. Carson made an appearance Tuesday before the House Oversight Committee, where Democratic Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45) literally had to explain terms and concepts to him that are a basic part of his job as HUD Secretary — but you wouldn’t know that to listen to his replies. “I would also like to ask you to get back to me, if you don’t mind, to explain the disparity in REO rates. Do you know what an REO is?” asked the congresswoman. “An Oreo…” replied Carson. “R, no not an Oreo. An R-E-O.” shot back Porter. “Real estate?” asked Carson. “What’s the O stand for?” said Porter. “E-organization?” asked Carson. Third grade level guessing games from a Cabinet secretary. I would be falling on the floor, if I wasn’t so pi**ed off. Now, listen to this short clip. Congresswoman Porter is to be commended for her decency and composure. If it was me, I would have blasted this moran into the next time zone, with my foot in his a$$. I asked @SecretaryCarson about REOs – a basic term related to foreclosure – at a hearing today. He thought I was referring to a chocolate sandwich cookie. No, really. pic.twitter.com/cYekJAkRag — Rep. Katie Porter (@RepKatiePorter) May 21, 2019 Now, you wouldn’t think that it could get worse. But you would be wrong. Carson treated all this as a joke. Here’s what he sent to Porter. OH, REO! Thanks, @RepKatiePorter. Enjoying a few post-hearing snacks. Sending some your way! pic.twitter.com/q4MMTBWVUI — Ben Carson (@SecretaryCarson) May 21, 2019 Ben Carson’s Oreo gaffe. Betsy DeVos and her imaginary grizzly bear. Rick Perry not knowing the name of the department he oversees. It’s time to cancel Who’s the Dumbest Cabinet Member? After 2.5 seasons it’s gone on for far too long. — Adam Best (@adamcbest) May 21, 2019 Of course, this is funny on a whole different level. Ben Carson doesn’t know what an Oreo is? Look in the mirror, Ben. Or, ask one of the pictures of Jesus over the mantle piece, preferably the one with you and he in your bathrobes, in a selfie. That’s primo. Or, go ask one of those educational institutions who gave you your fifty-five honorary degrees. Maybe one of them knows. Maxine Waters said about Carson, “He’s what my grandmother called ‘an educated fool.'” To say the least, to say the very least. I never thought I would live to see the day when politics is a limbo dance, where we wait to see which Trump appointee can go even lower still. But that’s exactly what it is. Yep, this is what winning looks like, in the Age of Trump. Here is a longer clip, 3:26, which underscores how utterly clueless Carson is on the fundamentals of housing. He should be impeached and replaced. This level of incompetence is totally unacceptable. The good news is that Porter will replace your faith in government, even as Carson shatters it. Another star of the freshman class.        

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