Jeff Sessions Is The Latest Summoned To Speak To Mueller’s Team (Video)

Jeff Sessions Is The Latest Summoned To Speak To Mueller’s Team (Video)

Special council Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has been steadily closing in on President Donald Trump’s inner circle. The investigation’s latest person of interest: Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Mueller’s legal team interviewed Sessions for several hours last week, making Sessions the first Trump cabinet member to be summoned to answer about […]

Mitch McConnell Objected To Funding Soldiers During The Shutdown (Video)

Mitch McConnell Objected To Funding Soldiers During The Shutdown (Video)

After two days of a partial government shutdown, it appears as though the government will re-open after the Senate voted 81 to 18 to fund operations until February 8. But the next time someone spouts to you the Fox News talking point about it being the Democrats’ fault the government shut down in the first place, […]

America first? The World’s Confidence In The US Drops To Historic Low (Video)

America first? The World’s Confidence In The US Drops To Historic Low (Video)

So much for “America first.” It should come as no surprise, but since Donald Trump took office one year ago, the world’s confidence in America’s leadership has declined. According to a new Gallup poll, the United States now ranks below China in worldwide approval ratings. Under former president Barack Obama, that rating was 48%. It is now 30%–after only […]

What Is A ‘Gov’t. Shutdown’ And How Will It Affect Us? (Video)

What Is A ‘Gov’t. Shutdown’ And How Will It Affect Us? (Video)

We woke up this morning to the first government shutdown in four years. The past few days, there has been little talk about anything else in the media, leaving many wondering what the effects of a government shutdown are and how it will affect them. First, what is a government shutdown? Article I, Section 9 […]

Could Trump And Republicans Be Hoping For Their Own ‘Reichstag Fire’?

Could Trump And Republicans Be Hoping For Their Own ‘Reichstag Fire’?

Imagine the following: A terrorist attack. A new leader with a penchant for race baiting and berating the “liberal” press calls for immediate authority to clamp down on “enemies to freedom.” He blames his opponents for “weak, enabling policies,” and vows to eradicate lawlessness through extreme authoritarian executive orders most citizens are now willing to […]

Steve Bannon Is Subpoenaed, May Soon Be Talking To Mueller (Video)

Steve Bannon Is Subpoenaed, May Soon Be Talking To Mueller (Video)

Tuesday was a busy day for Steve Bannon. The former top strategist to Donald Trump sat down with the House Intelligence Committee as part of the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. But he refused to talk, resulting in panel members issuing an immediate subpoena. According to a source familiar with the committee interview, Bannon’s attorney […]

Edu. Dept. Awards Contract To A Company Tied To Sec. Betsy DeVos (Video)

Edu. Dept. Awards Contract To A Company Tied To Sec. Betsy DeVos (Video)

On Thursday, the Education Department selected two firms to help collect unpaid student loans. But if there is one thing we have come to understand the past year about this department under Secretary Betsy DeVos, it’s that partisan ideology and personal financial gain are at the forefront of policies her agency is charged with enforcing. Thursday’s decision […]

Dems’ Blue Wave Surges With Chelsea Manning And Over 40 LGBTQ Texans (Video)

Dems’ Blue Wave Surges With Chelsea Manning And Over 40 LGBTQ Texans (Video)

On this sacrosanct day on which we celebrate the inimical Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s timeless legacy, it’s normal to reflect on the ways in which Dr. King would be disappointed with the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and a Republican Congress that has effectively sold its soul to the billionaire class. However, Dr. […]

The Mainstream Media Is Failing The Public On Climate Change Coverage (Video)

The Mainstream Media Is Failing The Public On Climate Change Coverage (Video)

Did you enjoy the brief respite last week from the two-week polar vortex that touched down on Christmas? The Northeast and Mid-West saw temperatures struggle to reach above freezing. Meanwhile, after historic wildfires ravaged the state, California faced another crisis–mudslides. From hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Nate; cyclones; tornadoes; floods, to Southern freezes, 2017 saw some […]

Why It’s A Big Deal Sen. Feinstein Released Full Fusion GPS Transcripts (Video)

Why It’s A Big Deal Sen. Feinstein Released Full Fusion GPS Transcripts (Video)

In an attempt to combat misinformation and partisan political obfuscation, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, decided Tuesday to release more than 300 pages documenting an interview the committee conducted in August with Glenn Simpson, founder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, hired in 2016 to perform opposition research on Trump. That firm […]

Trump Admin Allows States To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements (Video)

Trump Admin Allows States To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements (Video)

One of the reasons (and there are several) Donald Trump won the White House was his promise not to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. This made him very popular among his base, many of whom are beneficiaries of the social welfare programs Republicans always vow to eliminate. In fact, Trump proudly spent his entire presidential […]

Trump Dismisses ‘Shithole Countries’ In Bipartisan Immigration Deal (Video)

Trump Dismisses ‘Shithole Countries’ In Bipartisan Immigration Deal (Video)

On Thursday, lawmakers brought President Trump a bipartisan immigration deal proposal. Trump countered it with racism. According to the Washington Post, a source familiar with the meeting reported Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) presented Trump a plan to cut the immigration visa lottery in half. On behalf of a Congressional Black Caucus request, the […]

Federal Court Orders NC To Hastily Redraw Partisan District Map (Video)

Federal Court Orders NC To Hastily Redraw Partisan District Map (Video)

As Democrats begin to reclaim seats, and Republicans resign their positions like rats fleeing a sinking ship, it’s looking as though the prospect of turning Congress back over the Democrats next year is increasingly likely. Another good sign recently came out of battleground state North Carolina. On Tuesday, federal judges ruled that since North Carolina’s congressional district map […]

‘Bigger Button:’ Trump Loosens Constraints On Nuclear Weapons Use (Video)

‘Bigger Button:’ Trump Loosens Constraints On Nuclear Weapons Use (Video)

“Dangerous, cold war thinking” is how some critics are describing it. Jon Wolfsthal was a special assistant to former President Barack Obama on arms control and nonproliferation. He has seen the most recent draft of a nuclear posture review (NPR) coming out of President Donald Trump’s administration. And he’s concerned. What he sees are plans designed […]

Salvadorans Are The Latest Targets Of Trump Deportations (Video)

Salvadorans Are The Latest Targets Of Trump Deportations (Video)

The Trump administration’s white-washing of the country continues full-bore as it announced Monday it is set expel nearly 200,000 Salvadorans currently living in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This is an extension of the move in November in which Trump took aim at 59,000 Haitian and 5,300 Nicaraguan immigrants living under the same protections. Doris Meissner, […]

29 Sens. Support The Congressional Review Act To Rescue Net Neutrality (Video)

29 Sens. Support The Congressional Review Act To Rescue Net Neutrality (Video)

Despite overwhelming opposition (including a bomb threat that temporarily evacuated the hearing room), and requests for delay from 18 state attorneys over concerns of a corrupted public comment process, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on December 14 to repeal regulations protecting the free and open internet–known as net neutrality–three to two along party lines. Without that protection, Internet Service Providers (ISP) can legally begin discriminating between […]

‘Fire and Fury’ Published Four Days Early After Trump Threatens Lawsuit (Video)

‘Fire and Fury’ Published Four Days Early After Trump Threatens Lawsuit (Video)

What do you do if you’ve just written this scathing tell-all book about a dysfunctional presidential administration and a lawyer representing the sitting President of the United States demands your publisher withhold releasing it? If the President of the United States is one Donald John Trump, you move up the publication date four days. A spokeswoman for […]

More Consider The 25th Amendment As Trump Becomes More Erratic (Video)

More Consider The 25th Amendment As Trump Becomes More Erratic (Video)

“The president of the United States is not well.” Thus begins Vox writer Ezra Klein’s article, “Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read,” published last week after President Donald Trump stunned us once again during an interview with the New York Times. Questions about the president’s psychological condition are not new. On State of the […]

In Annual Address, NY Gov. Touts Green Jobs And The Climate (Video)

In Annual Address, NY Gov. Touts Green Jobs And The Climate (Video)

A green energy economy–one of the boldest agenda initiatives New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) articulated in his annual State of the State Address on January 3. At Empire State Plaza in Albany, Cuomo articulated his “Clean Energy Jobs and Climate Agenda” as encompassing the following: Expanding regional greenhouse gas initiatives Equitably reducing emissions from […]

Trump Dissolves Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (Video)

Trump Dissolves Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (Video)

Resistance is not futile. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced an end to the controversial Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI), convened in the spring to feed into Trump’s fiction about three to five-million illegal voters casting fraudulent ballots last November. Its demise is attributed to federal lawsuits, including from one of its own members, and resistance from states that […]

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