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Last Build Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:43:44 +0000


Back When the Bush Administration Investigated Voter Fraud

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:22:43 +0000

The Trump administration is not the first to investigate the question of voter fraud.  The Bush administration did so as well and a little over ten years ago it reported findings: Five years after the Bush administration began a crackdown on voter fraud, the Justice Department has turned up virtually no evidence of any organized effort to […]

Sean Spicer Out As White House Press Secretary

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:01:30 +0000

A big but not unexpected personnel change at the White House.

Trump Administration Seeking To Undermine Robert Mueller’s Investigation

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:47:02 +0000

Robert Mueller seems to be getting closer to the President, and the Administration is responding by seeking to undermine his investigation.

A Photo for Friday: Prattville in the Distance

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:58:49 +0000

“Prattville in the Distance” June 24, 2017 Prattville, AL

Jon Huntsman Nominated To Be Ambassador To Russia

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:49:08 +0000

A good choice for an important position.

Trump And Putin Had Previously Undisclosed Meeting At G-20

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:22:21 +0000

Is there anyone in the Trump Administration or family who hasn't held undisclosed meetings with Russians?

Donald Trump Fails The Leadership Test Again

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:48:42 +0000

President Trump's reaction to the failure of health care reform efforts in the Senate demonstrates yet again that he doesn't know how to be President.

Senate GOP’s Plan C On Health Care Dies In Less Than A Day

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:10:43 +0000

What looks like it will be the Senate GOP's last effort on the issue of health care reform died less than a day after being put on the table.

McConnell Pulls The Plug On Senate Health Care Reform Bill

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:20:09 +0000

With the defection of two more Senators, the latest effort to 'repeal and replace' the Affordable Care Act has gone down in flames.

It’s as if it isn’t a very Good Bill…

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 02:04:07 +0000

…and that maybe the GOP leadership is showing their lack of seriousness or something. Via the NYT:  Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two More Republican Senators Defect  Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas declared on Monday night that they would oppose the Senate Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, killing […]

How not to be a Dean

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:23:15 +0000

Via the LAT: An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of USC med school dean During his tenure as dean, Puliafito kept company with a circle of criminals and drug users who said he used methamphetamine and other drugs with them, a Los Angeles Times investigation found. Puliafito, 66, and these much younger acquaintances […]

Americans Favor Obamacare Over GOP Replacements Two-To-One

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:32:18 +0000

New polling indicates that the Affordable Care Act has gained in popularity with the American public, while Republican reform efforts are viewed overwhelmingly negatively.