Gaslighting—the Republican Mode of Operation

Rep. Adam Schiff discovered late tonight that a supposedly “recused” Chairman (and Trump Campaign groupie) Nunes made material changes to the memo that Nunes sent to White House.  Those changes were NOT shared with NOR approved by the Committee. The White House is therefore reviewing a document that the Committee has not approved for release.  …

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Rep. Ted Lieu to Deputy Atty Gnrl — It’s Time!

REP. LIEU LEADS LETTER TO DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROSENSTEIN REQUESTING APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL Today, Representative Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County), along with Representatives Kathleen Rice and Stacey Plaskett, sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein formally requesting the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate possible collusion between the …

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The Dangerous Powers Obama Left in Trump’s Hands

— by Elizabeth (Liza) Goitein Newly inaugurated President Donald Trump has expressed a near-autocratic view of executive authority, leading many to worry that he will play fast and loose with the laws that protect Americans’ freedoms. After 9/11, our nation had a taste of this approach, as President George W. Bush claimed he was not bound by …

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So Much for Trump’s 400-lb Guy Theory

Today, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a joint report detailing how federal investigators linked the Russian government to hacks of Democratic Party organizations.  The documentation clearly references the hacks of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, though it doesn’t mention either victim by name. Their 13-page report …

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The Facts Behind Comey’s Unprecedented Letter

By now, you’ve probably heard some news about a bewildering letter sent to Congressional leaders by the Director of the FBI. Republicans received their copy first.  Congressional Democrats didn’t receive a copy until it Republicans had promulgated it on wrong-wing media sites. This is all a bit confusing, and much of the reporting has been misleading …

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114-2 Vote#4 Cloture on HR4038

Failed Cloture on Jan 20, 2016 This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on January 20, 2016. Cloture is required to move past a Senate filibuster or the threat of a filibuster and takes a 3/5ths vote. In practice, most bills must pass cloture to move forward in the Senate. …

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IT’S WELL PAST TIME TO TAKE WOMEN OUT FROM UNDER THE GUN AND DISARM DOMESTIC ABUSERS

How Gun Violence Affects Women and Four Policy Solutions to Better Protect Them Weak gun laws at the federal and state levels leave far too many women facing a fatal end to domestic abuse. — by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons  from the Center for American Progress Violence against women looks very different than violence …

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