Month: March 2018

Is the Trump Bump Real?

Amy Walter, Cook Political ReportEven as Stormy swirls, the president seems to have found his footing. Reporting from the White House press corps is that after a year of on-the-job training, the president is feeling much more confident and eager to fo…

Horror Stories Show How Much Work Is Needed at the VA

Maureen Callahan, NY PostOn Wednesday, after conflicts over how far and fast to privatize the US Department of Veterans Affairs, President Trump fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, nominating his White House doctor and active-duty Nav…

How We Went From ‘Fire and Fury’ to Talks in Under a Year

Alex Ward, Vox“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” President Donald Trumpsaid at the United Nations on September…

How Republicans Rigged Our Democracy

David Faris, The GuardianDonald Trump wasn’t elected because Democrats lost a policy fight in 2016. What Democrats did was lose a procedural fight that has been going on since the early 1990s, when Republicans began waging a relentless, brutal, …

Bayer AG pulls ads from Laura Ingraham’s show

Bayer AG announced Saturday that it has stopped advertising on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show, and has no plans to do so in the future.The pharmaceutical company is at least the 16th company to pull its ads from “T…

Democrats tell embattled congresswoman to quit; she says no

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The cries for embattled U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty to step down for not protecting female staffers who said they experienced violence, death threats and sexual harassment by her former chief of staff intensified on Saturday, with f…