Risky Business

Congress may not be eager to review many important things (cough, Russia, cough), but they have eagerly taken advantage of the 1996 Congressional Review Act to dismantle several Obama Administration rules. Generally, even with the one party controlling both Congress and the White House, repealing existing regulations is a long and tricky process. Cue the...

“If not a smoking gun this is a very hot pistol”

All those “unverified” allegations about Trump and Russia you’ve been hearing since the dog days of the campaign? Well, they’re becoming more and more verified by the hour. Last night, just a day after Michael Flynn’s resignation, a bombshell New York Times story reported that U.S. intelligence sources have confirmed that members of Donald Trump’s...

SEE YOU IN CONGRESS

While you were sleeping, Senate Republicans pushed through another one of Trump’s dangerous and conflict-ridden nominees, Rep. Tom Price. Price was confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services in the middle of the night last night after Senate Democrats put off the vote for as long as the rules allowed. Price may have been...

The Price Is Right

Congress’s confirmation chaos continues today with Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services Rep. Tom Price (R-GA). His full confirmation vote is expected to come either tonight or early tomorrow morning. Need a refresher on Price? He’s been on a years-long mission to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which he’s called “tyranny.” He...

WANTED: One Republican With Integrity

If you watched SNL or looked at the Internet at all this weekend, you probably know that Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, is facing a firestorm of resistance for her lack of knowledge and experience with public schools, extreme views, decades of advocacy for private school vouchers, conflicts of interest, and dedicated...

Wall Street > Main Street

Donald Trump campaigned on a series of populists promises aimed at, allegedly, protecting working Americans. One of the most notable of those promises was his pledge to be tough on Wall Street (“Hedge fund managers are getting away with murder”). Today he broke that promise. Trump signed a series of executive orders aimed at rolling...

“Sweeping” and “Staggering”

That’s how legal experts are describing a leaked draft executive order from the Trump Administration that would sanction taxpayer-funded discrimination against LGBT people. Last night, news organizations reported on a potential executive order from the Trump Administration titled “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom.” In blatant violation of Trump’s promise to “protect our...

(Trump) Empire Strikes Back

It’s clear the extremism is strong with this Administration: As of last night, President Trump executed Order 66 fired the Acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, and the Acting Director of Immigration Enforcement, Daniel Ragsdale. Yates was terminated for telling the Justice Department that she would not defend Trump’s Muslim ban because she was not “convinced...

Here To Stay

The Trump Administration has spent the week declaring open season on immigrants and communities of color. And unfortunately we haven’t yet seen the worst of his draconian immigration policies. As soon as this afternoon, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day of all days, Trump is expected to take action to follow through on his long-promised “Muslim...