James Comey – A Higher Loyality or a Lower Calling?

Former FBI Director James Comey has not had the week he expected. Last Sunday April 15 he kicked off the publicity tour for his book titled  “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership” with an hour long sit down interview with ABC News’ chief anchor George Stephanopoulos for a special episode of 20/20.  By Thursday […]

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Why Are There So Few Easter Movies?

I have an incredible sweet tooth for Christmas movies. And from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, I am treated to a Viennese table of options to satisfy my cravings.  The selections run the gamut from the classics such as “A Christmas Carol” (1938) which spawned well over 100 iterations when you count remakes, televised theatrical […]

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Republicans Need to Stand with President Trump on the Omnibus

I once heard former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich say that if President Donald Trump bought ice cream, he would be criticized for ordering strawberry instead of vanilla. President Trump’s announcement on Friday March 23 that he was approving congress’s $1.3 trillion omnibus, the second largest one in history, after releasing an earlier announcement […]

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A Tale of Two Firings: Andrew McCabe and Rex Tillerson

On Tuesday March 13, it was announced that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was stepping down and would be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo. While political insiders maintain that the exit signs for the former Exxon CEO have been present for some time, the news of Tillerson’s departure became more jolting after it was […]

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Hope Hicks Resigns-Next White House Communications Director Faces Challenging Task

White House Communications Director Hope Hicks announced her resignation on February 28. Hicks, a  29 year old former model who had previously been employed  by one of first daughter Ivanka Trump’s businesses, has been a key member of President Trump’s team since she joined his presidential campaign in 2015. When Hicks took the reins as […]

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CPAC 2018 – Trump Takes His Rightful Position as Leader of the GOP

President Donald Trump has had an interesting relationship with the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the American Conservative Union’s annual event starting with his first appearance in 2011 when he was still a real estate magnate, reality television star, and private citizen. Trump was also scheduled to appear at CPAC in 2016 when the Republican […]

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Whatever Happened to Accurate Reporting? MSM Cling to Russian Collusion Fairy Tale.

The 1976 film “All the President’s Men” tells the story of Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s investigation of the1972 break-in at the Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, the scandal which ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. In the film which has inspired four decades of students to […]

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Remembering Justice Antonin Scalia -Second Year Anniversary of His Untimely Passing

It is hard to believe that two years have passed since the unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia which happened on February 13, 2016. In this time, much has changed in our country. We have elected a new President Donald J. Trump, who campaigned on the promise that he would appoint supreme court […]

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FISAGATE, Olympic Cold and Omarosa

What a wild ride the week of February 5 has been for the Dow Jones which experienced two drops of 1000 points making it the worst week for the index since January 2016.  Political news has been through a roller coaster ride as well with a quick save on the looming government shutdown, more fall […]

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FISAGATE- FISA Memo is Finally Released. Now What?

The much anticipated FISA memo from the Chairman of The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Devin Nunes (R-California) was released on Friday February 2 after President Trump authorized its declassification. The four-page memo confirmed that in October 2016, the FBI and DOJ had obtained from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) a warrant to […]

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DACA, Davos & Documents

All you have to do is dream! What a week it has been, bookended by DACA related news coverage. First, the government went into a brief shutdown Saturday January 20 because Congress could not come to an agreement largely because the Democrats were insisting that the budget approval be contingent upon the continuation of the Deferred […]

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Will Bannon Be Banished?

In October 2015, Joshua Green of Bloomberg Politics published an article about Steve Bannon titled “This Man is the Most Dangerous Political Operative in America” . I first came across Green’s article in August 2016 when then Presidential Candidate Donald Trump selected the former Breitbart Chairman, to be the chairman of his campaign. This campaign […]

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Sean Spicer Steps in It with Holocaust Reference

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stepped into a quagmire during the Tuesday April 11 White House Press briefing when he tried to draw a parallel between the chemical weapons used in the April 4 Syrian attack and the gas chambers used by Adolf Hitler during the Holocaust. “You had a — you know, someone as […]

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Gorsuch to Face Landmark Church-State Case in First Month

Justice Neil Gorsuch of Colorado’s 10th District Court was sworn in as the 113th Supreme Court Justice on April 10,  replacing the seat previously held by Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away in February 2016. Gorsuch, who holds the originalist view of the Constitution espoused by Justice Scalia restores the conservative-liberal balance of the court. One […]

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Neil Gorsuch Sworn in by His Mentor Justice Kennedy

On Monday April 10, Justice Neil Gorsuch of Colorado’s 10th District Court was sworn in as the 113th Supreme Court Justice, restoring the court’s conservative-liberal balance. The swearing in of a Supreme Court justice involves the administration of two oaths. Chief Justice Roberts administered the Constitutional Oath in a private ceremony attended by Gorsuch’s family. […]

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Neil Gorsuch Confirmed 54-45 to Supreme Court

After a Supreme Court vacancy of more than a year, on Friday April 7, Judge Neil Gorsuch, 49, of Colorado’s 10th Circuit of Appeals was confirmed 54-45 to fill the Associate Justice seat held by Antonin Scalia who passed away in February 2016. The votes were cast on party lines with all Republicans and three […]

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President Trump’s Military Strike from Mar-a-Lago

On Thursday April 6, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. had launched a military strike in Syrian air space in response to the chemical attack which took place in central Syria on Tuesday April 4. The Syrian government had denied responsibility for the attack.  The 59 U.S. missiles hit at 8:45 pm Thursday in […]

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Mitch McConnell Goes Nuclear to Advance Gorsuch Vote

On Thursday April 6, the Senate voted 55-45 to proceed to a final vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to serve as an associate justice on the Supreme Court. All Republicans and three Democrats voted in favor of advancing the nomination of the 49 year old judge from the Denver based 10th Circuit of Appeals. […]

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Suddenly Susan- Obama’s NSA Adviser Susan Rice Responsible for Unmasking

The mystery has been solved. President Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice is the “well known, high up” individual in the Obama Administration’s intelligence community responsible for “unmasking” individuals associated with the Donald Trump presidential campaign and administration. One of the individuals unmasked was her short-lived successor, Trump’s first National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn. […]

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MSM Ignores Bombshell Report – Unmasker in Obama Administration

On Friday March 31, Fox News Reporter Adam Housley released a special report confirming House Intelligence Committee Chairperson Devin Nunes’s assertion that a member of the Obama Administration’s intelligence community  “unmasked” members of the Trump Administration in intelligence documentation in an effort to undermine President Trump and his top staff. Housley used Twitter to communicate […]

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The Curious Case of Michael Flynn

There is something about former General Michael Flynn that seems forced. It is almost as if he is trying too hard to appear sincere, a communication style which has the end result of making him seem disingenuous. General Flynn, of course, obtained notoriety for his brief tenure as President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser. Flynn […]

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Trump Announces Executive Order on Energy Independence

On Tuesday March 28, President Donald Trump announced his executive order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth. The document opens with the words. ” It is in the national interest to promote clean and safe development of our Nation’s vast energy resources, while at the same time avoiding regulatory burdens that unnecessarily encumber energy production, constrain […]

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The Media’s Obsession with Jared Kushner

The main stream media which never misses a moment to bash President Donald Trump has now turned some of their attention to his son-in-law Jared Kushner, the 36 year old husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka. There appears to be a growing concern that Jared is getting too much power in The White House. While his […]

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Paul Ryan’s Circus

Oh what a circus! Oh what a show!   On Friday, March 24, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan pulled the Obamacare replacement bill known as the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) from a House vote when it became painfully clear that the bill did not have the Republican support to pass. The situation became even […]

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GOP Healthcare Showdown

President Donald Trump has issued an ultimatum to congress. He is done negotiating. Pass the American Healthcare Act  or the President will move onto other priorities, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney has told reporters. The Thursday March 23 House of Representatives vote was delayed until Friday March 24 when it became increasingly apparent […]

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Trump Vindicated- Surveillance Allegations Proven

On Saturday March 4, President Donald Trump delivered a shocker of a tweet. “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Democrats and Republicans alike tore apart the President’s allegation.Democrats completely lampooned Trump, accusing him of manufacturing a highly serious accusation […]

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Gorsuch Holds Up Under Senate Grilling

During the presidential campaign then candidate Trump repeatedly referenced the monumental significance of the selection of the Supreme Court justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia. After all, it is a life time appointment.  Candidate Trump also repeatedly said that he would appoint justices in the spirit of Justice Scalia. Given this context, it is […]

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Judge Neil Gorsuch Strikes the Right Tone on Day 1 of Hearing

Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch struck the right tone during his first day of confirmation hearings with the Senate Judiciary Committee. The man, who President Donald Trump selected to replace Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away in February 2016, demonstrated the perfect mix of humor, humility and hardiness during his opening statement to the […]

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Donald Trump’s Skinny Budget

Week seven in the Donald Trump presidency has once again been so jam packed with  “news” of both the real and “fake” genres that the media is running in circles to provide coverage of each breaking soundbite. On Tuesday March 14, MSNBC Host Rachel Maddow sent out a tantalizing tweet “We have got Trump Tax […]

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White House Questions CBO’s Scoring of Obamacare Replacement

On Monday March 13th, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced that the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) will reduce healthcare enrollments by 24 million by 2026 with 14 million coming off of the health insurance rolls by 2018. The CBO Estimate of the AHC  also stated that the AHCA would reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion over the […]

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Preet Bharara – I did not Resign. I was Fired.

Preet Bharara, the prominent U.S. attorney from the Southern District of New York made headlines on Saturday when he refused to to tender his resignation following the order from Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting the resignations from the 46 remaining U.S. prosecutors from the Obama Administration.  Bharara, a 2009 Barack Obama appointee who built a […]

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In the Wee Small Hours – Obamacare Replacement Passes First Hurdle

In the wee small hours of the morning, the Republicans’ Obamacare replacement bill, the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) achieved its first congressional hurdle, passing the House Ways and Means Committee 23-16. This vote took place at 4:30 am after the committee spent 18 hours deliberating the bill. The lengthy process was largely due to the […]

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Obamacare Gone

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump repeatedly said that if  he was elected president, one of his first orders of business would be to “repeal and replace Obamacare” which he has described as a “disaster” for the American people as evidenced by skyrocketing premiums, unpopular individual and corporate mandates and health insurance companies abandoning the […]

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President Trump Unveils Updated Travel Order

On Monday March 6, President Donald Trump unveiled his updated executive order  limiting entrance of individuals from several predominantly Muslim countries which have evidence of terrorist ties. The new travel order replaces the original  order which was hastily rolled out in late January and then suspended by a Washington State federal judge, whose ruling was […]

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Trump Takes to Twitter to Accuse Obama of Wire Tapping

It all started with a tweet from President Donald Trump on the morning of Saturday March 4. “How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy” Here’s what we know. President Trump has accused his predecessor former President Barack Obama of […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s Russian Nightmare

President Donald Trump’s Attorney General  Jeff Sessions has been the subject of controversy since the cabinet nomination of the Alabama Senator and former Alabama attorney general was announced. Sessions was initially under scrutiny because he had been denied a federal judgeship over 3o years ago due to perceptions that the man christened Jefferson Beauregard  Sessions […]

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House Call- Dr. Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Secretary

Dr. Ben Carson, a world renowned retired neurosurgeon and a former GOP presidential primary rival of President Trump was confirmed today by the Senate 58-41 as the president’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The votes were cast largely on party lines with Dr. Carson receiving full Republican support and some additional “yes” votes from […]

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Ryan Zinke Confirmed as Interior Secretary 68-31

Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke was confirmed earlier today as President Donald Trump’s Secretary of the Interior. The vote was 68-31 with Zinke receiving the backing of all voting Republicans and seventeen Democrats. Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia did not vote. Zinke, a former Navy Seal, is an interesting selection for Interior Secretary. While he is […]

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A President is Born!

I have now heard it said multiple times by various television and online journalists and commentators that last night Donald Trump became the president of the United States while delivering his first address to the two chambers of congress.  February 28, 2017 will go down in history as the day that individuals from both the […]

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Wilbur Ross Confirmed 72-27 as Commerce Secretary

Earlier this evening the Senate voted 72-27 to confirm Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary. While the vote for Ross showed strong support, it came nearly three months after President Trump nominated the 79 year old billionaire investor. The Ross nomination was initially met with some scepticism by Senate Democrats. There were concerns about his massive financial […]

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Moonlight Mix Up- Oscars Pull a Steve Harvey with Best Picture

The 89th Academy Awards televised presentation was expected to be controversial. Everyone was wondering if we would have to witness moments such as actress Meryl Streep’s  anti-Trump monologue at January’s Golden Globes Awards. While journalists have tallied at least 15 political moments at the 2017 Oscars, most of them were not particularly memorable. By contrast […]

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TPAC-President Trump Returns to CPAC

In 2016, then presidential candidate Donald Trump elected to skip the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) when his campaign team learned that some Republicans attending the largest annual gathering of conservatives were actively protesting his candidacy. What a difference a year makes! On Friday February 24, Mr. Trump returned to CPAC as President Trump. His […]

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Mika Brzezinski- It is the Media’s Job to Control What People Think

According to MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, it is the media’s job to “control exactly what people think”. The co-host of Morning Joe made this shocking statement Wednesday February 22 in an exchange with the show’s host Joe Scarborough about President Donald Trump. In response to Scarborough commenting that as president Trump is “doing exactly what he said […]

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Who is Craig Deare?

Who is Craig Deare? People who don’t follow politics are probably googling these words.  Deare was a senior adviser with the  National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere division who according to sources including Politico, CNN and others, just became famous because President Donald Trump reportedly fired him for speaking against the Trump Administration’s  Latin American policies […]

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Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

The Senate voted today 52-46 to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. The vote was largely on party lines with Republican Susan Collins of Maine voting “no” and two Democrats from coal producing states Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota voting “yes”. Pruitt, has […]

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Trump Names Former Assistant Attorney General R. Alexander Acosta Labor Secretary

President Donald Trump named R. Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary earlier today,  following yesterday’s announcement that his original nominee CKE Restaurant CEO Andrew Puzder had withdrawn himself from consideration in the wake of an assortment of scandals. Acosta, 51, who  is currently Dean of Florida International University College of Law and chairman of U.S. Century […]

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Who Will Trump Pick for Labor Secretary?

Andrew Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, withdrew his nomination for Labor Secretary in the wake of bipartisan opposition to his candidacy. Democrats opposed Trump’s selection of Puzder to lead the Labor Department for a variety of reasons including his opposition to minimum wage, allegations of sexual harassment within the food chains and also what […]

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Trump’s National Security Adviser General Mike Flynn Resigns

We now have the first casualty of the Trump Administration. Trump’s National Security Adviser General Mike Flynn resigned. His resignation came after the revelation that the general had misled Vice President Mike Pence about his communications with Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the United States. Apparently, General Flynn had told the administration that he did […]

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Senate Confirms Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary & David Shulkin for VA Secretary

On Monday February 13,  the senate confirmed former Goldman Sachs executive Steve Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary. The 53-47 vote was largely on party lines. Mnuchin, a billionaire came under criticism from democrats for his purchase  of the failing California bank IndyMac from the FDIC in 2008. Mnuchin, who changed the name of the bank to […]

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Remembering Justice Antonin Scalia

It is hard to believe that a whole year has passed since the unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia which happened on February 13, 2016. In this time, much has changed in our country. We have elected a new President Donald J. Trump, who campaigned on the promise that he would appoint supreme […]

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