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White House bars some news organizations from press briefing

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House excluded several major U.S. news organizations, including some it has openly criticized, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House press secretary on Friday, representatives of the organizations said. Reporters for CNN, The New York Times, Politico, The Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed were not [...]Show More Summary

Clean Up On Presidential Aisle 45

"Allies around the world aren't sure whether to listen to Trump or members of his team running damage control after the fact." - POLITICO The post Clean Up On Presidential Aisle 45 appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Ban the Journalists!

February 24, 2017 Note to readers: This is the latest entry in Super Baby DonDon’s diary. The series imagines that President Donald Trump has the emotional make-up of a five-year-old and confides his deepest thoughts—such as they are—to Andrew Feinberg, and to readers, every day. In his private moments, he always thinks of himself as [...]Show More Summary

Conservatives Cheer as Trump Attacks ‘Fake News’

In a rousing 50-minute speech to a convention of conservative activists, President Donald Trump on Friday continued his lambasting of what he calls “fake news” and vowed to fulfill his sweeping legislative agenda, including deregulation efforts, cracking down on illegal immigration and remaking the architecture of international trade deals. Related: At CPAC, Priebus and Bannon [...]Show More Summary

Trump should try acting a bit more vice presidential

WASHINGTON — Over the past week, we have seen two responses from the Trump administration to the spike in anti-Semitism that has accompanied Donald Trump’s rise to power. One was presidential: moving and admirable. The other was by the president. The two responses tell us much about President Trump and about the man who would [...]Show More Summary

Boehner: GOP Won’t Gut ACA

Former GOP House Speaker John Boehner expressed skepticism to Ezra Klein that his party would make good on its promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Former House Speaker John Boehner says he started “laughing” when he heard the GOP’s plan to swiftly repeal and replace Obamacare. “Republicans never ever agree on health care,” he [...]Show More Summary

Trump Should Use The Perot Model In Denouncing Anti-Semitism

I didn’t vote for Ross Perot in 1992. However, I have always remembered one line from the Independent candidate during the third presidential debate that garnered little attention. “If you hate people,” Perot declared in his Texas twang, “I don’t want your vote.” Perot didn’t proclaim himself “the least racist person there is,” or, “the [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon: The Imperial Trump

Mike Slosberg is a cartoonist and novelist. He lives with his wife and hundreds of drawing pens on the Upper Westside of Manhattan, New York. You can see more of his cartoons and learn about his books by going to: The post Cartoon: The Imperial Trump appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Can Democrats rise to Trump’s challenge?

WASHINGTON — The most striking aspect of the vast and swiftly organized movement against Donald Trump is how little it had to do with the Democratic Party. Whoever is elected to chair the Democratic National Committee this weekend should draw two conclusions from this, and they are in tension. First, the anti-Trump effort, while broadly [...]Show More Summary

Wag the Dog? No. First, Kick the Dog.

February 23, 2017 Note to readers: This is the latest entry in Super Baby DonDon’s diary. The series imagines that President Donald Trump has the emotional make-up of a five-year-old and confides his deepest thoughts—such as they are—to Andrew Feinberg, and to readers, every day. In his private moments, he always thinks of himself as [...]Show More Summary

Fox News commentator Alan Colmes dead at 66

Radio host and Fox News commentator Alan Colmes has died, his colleagues say. He was 66 years old. (more) Credit: Fox News Fox News reported on Thursday morning that Colmes had died, but other details about the cause, place and time of death were not immediately available. We’re working to gather more information. “So sad [...]Show More Summary


Once, Twice, Three Times a Bleep Sandwich by Clay Jones Today’s blog entry is going to contain the word “sh–” about a dozen times, so if you’re offended by that sort of thing then you might wanna wander over to something a bit less tawdry. Sorry for smutting up the internet today. When Robert Harward [...]Show More Summary

Washington’s Birthday 2017

Washington, ironically, set the bar on torture (We don't torture. Period) during the Revolutionary War, and until mad George the Third and Dick "Darth" Cheney usurped the White House, that WAS American policy for more than two centuries. Show More Summary

Remap, Gavel and Senate Means Career Decisions Loom For Alabama’s Aderholt

Photo via Project Vote Smart So what about Bob? Specifically, what about his long-term future?? Robert Aderholt is an obscure member of Congress who has served Central Alabama for 20 years. He is very conservative but with a takin’ care of the people streak. Aderholt sponsored the House resolution supporting ex-Chief Justice Roy Moore in [...]Show More Summary

Trump revokes Obama guidelines on school transgender bathrooms

By Daniel Trotta (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama. Show More Summary

Anti-Defamation League HQ Receives Bomb Threat

Just one day after President Donald Trump condemned a wave of anti-Semitic incidents across the U.S., including the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in a St. Louis suburb and a string of bomb threats against Jewish community centers, the headquarters of the Anti-Defamation League received a bomb threat, the group’s CEO tweeted Wednesday. Jonathan Greenblatt, [...]Show More Summary

The Alternate Reality of the Political Left

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) thinks that he is living in an alternate reality. The Hill quotes Kaine as saying, “I wake up some mornings and it seems like the campaign was a dream, and I wake up other mornings and think I might be living through some alternate reality now.” I have news for [...]Show More Summary

Surviving The Age Of Trump: It Began. It Will End. But Will We Be Able To Endure The Middle?

One month into the Donald Trump regime, the big question is not whether it will last, but how long it will last. Trump harrumphed last week at what had to have been the most bizarre press conference in White House history that his administration “is running like a well-oiled machine.” As one pundit remarked, that [...]Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s America: Day 34

Day 34, 21 February 2017 IMMIGRATION: Almost everybody living in the U.S. without documentation is now subject to deportation @DHSgov says New DHS deportation rules make no distinction between being charged with a crime and being convicted JUDICIAL: A federal judge ruled that Texas can’t cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood; the ruling bought [...]Show More Summary

Trump: Putin’s Useful Fool

Like many others, I have been following tbe Trump-Russia story since last summer. There is still much that isn’t known. However, the story just won’t go away, despite the efforts of tbe Trump administration and Republicans on Capitol Hill to ignore it or bury it. Most recently, it has been resurrected by a series of [...]Show More Summary

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