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Citi institutes major changes to commercial firearms policies

Citi Group on Thursday announced that it is the latest bank to rethink its relationship with the firearms industry, implementing a series of new requirements on corporate partners and vendors who accept Citi credit cards. Other banks have already announced they are re-evaluating their policies in the aftermath of last month’s Parkland mass shooting. In […]

Sessions Issues Memo on Charging Death in Drug Cases

Jefferson Sessions has issued a memo to U.S. Attorneys on when to charge the death penalty in drug cases. He actually is undercutting Trump's argument for more death-eligible drug crimes because it shows how many are already on the books (thanks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The horrific siege of Syria’s eastern Ghouta is ending, but civilians continue to pay the price

After weeks of brutal battle that has left more than 1,700 civilians dead, displaced over 45,000 and trapped thousands more, the siege on the restive area of eastern Ghouta looks to be ending, with the Syrian government gaining the upper hand. Reuters reported on Thursday that forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are getting closer […]

The double standard on how the media is talking about the Austin bomber

Just one day after 24-year-old Mark Conditt, the bomber responsible for killing two and injuring several others in Austin, Texas over the span of three weeks, killed himself after detonating a bomb in a ditch, media outlets have been bending over backwards to humanize him, describing Conditt as “quiet,” “shy,” and “kind.” On Wednesday, The […]

Trump surrounds himself with yes-man lawyers — a great way to wind up in prison

At least on paper, Donald Trump is a lawyer’s dream client. He’s not just world famous, he may someday become the most high-profile criminal defendant on the planet. He runs up massive legal bills, and actually has enough money to pay them (or so he claims, anyway). And who wouldn’t want to be able to […]

WATCH: Trump NSA Chief Candidate John Bolton's Creepy Video For The Russian Gun Lobby

The NRA, John Bolton, and Russian oligarchs. Where have we seen this before? Ostensibly sent to help loosen Russia's more restrictive gun laws, but there's likely more to this sordid story. Source: NPR Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton...Show More Summary

President Trump receives court summons at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Attorneys general for the District of Columbia and Maryland have expanded their lawsuit against President Donald Trump to include the Trump in his personal capacity as a businessman. As part of the process, they sent an official summon to Trump at his home, the White House, located on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Lawyers for Trump have […]

From the Blue Jersey Archives March 2010: Sunscreen, deck chairs, and political illiteracy – the Kill the Bill Rally in D.C.

8 years ago tomorrow the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama, an imperfect but incredibly valuable step forward for a developed country, which even with it still ranks the worst of 11 developed countries. We spend...Read more

Congress’ spending bill is a rude awakening for Sessions’ war on medical marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be prohibited from going after state medical marijuana growers, retailers, and patients for at least another fiscal year, after lawmakers included language tying the Department of Justice’s hands on therapeutic weed in an omnibus spending bill this week. The restrictions defy Sessions’ personal plea to Congress from roughly a year […]

Scott Walker ordered to hold special elections he was afraid Republicans would lose

A judge ruled Thursday that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) must “promptly” hold special elections for two vacant seats in the state legislature — elections that he refused to call because he was afraid his party would lose. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dane County Circuit Judge Josann Reynolds ruled that state law requires Walker, […]

Trump's Key Lawyer Resigns

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

No surprise here. John Dowd has resigned as Trump's main lawyer. Who needs to look at Joe di Genova every day, let alone listen to his thoughts? If he had to bring on one of the DiGenovas, it should have been his wife, Victoria Toensing.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Government Can Study Gun Violence

The omnibus spending bill currently making its way through Congress will stipulate that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can study gun violence, Democratic and Republican sources confirm to ABC News -- research the agency has steered clear of since the so-called "Dickey Amendment" was passed in 1996. Show More Summary

Lead Trump Lawyer in Russia Probe Quits

President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the Russia investigation has left the legal team. Attorney John Dowd is confirming his decision in an email to The Associated Press. Dowd says he "loves the president" and wishes him well. Another Trump's lawyer, Jay Sekulow, also is confirming Dowd's departure. Show More Summary

Car companies hire climate science denier to do hit job on clean cars

Car companies like GM, Ford, and Toyota are getting great publicity for touting a future of green cars. But at the same time, new reports show their lobbying group is pushing science denial to weaken U.S. clean car standards. “General Motors believes the future is all-electric. A world free of automotive emissions,” GM’s product chief Mark […]

Public lands are being sold in secret on the internet

Ayers Energy LLC is, ostensibly, an energy company based out of either Bedford, Texas, or Cheyenne, Wyoming, depending on what day you look at the results of the Bureau of Land Management’s most recent oil and gas auction. Public information about the company is scarce: It’s not listed as a taxable entity by the Texas Comptroller, […]

Report finds Ben Carson’s favorite housing program doesn’t track how it spends money

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is not properly monitoring a program responsible for solving the country’s backlog of public housing repairs, according to a new Government Accountability Office audit. HUD’s failure to monitor this program, according to the report, jeopardizes the ability of thousands of low-income residents to remain in their homes. Despite […]

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