Now that Kavanaugh is Confirmed, when will the Left Stop Crying?

The carnival side show is finally over. Judge Brett Kavanaugh 53 was confirmed as the 114th Supreme Court justice in a 50-48 vote on Saturday October 6, 2018. The confirmation of Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court appointment, is an example of why Washington is called the swamp. Kavanaugh, a graduate of Yale University […]

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The Kavanaugh Confirmation: Is this the End of the Beginning?

Winston Churchill once said “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Those famous words aptly describe the present status of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  For the past few weeks, Judge Kavanaugh, who has […]

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Christine Blasey Ford: #MeToo Victim or Tool of the Left?

Christine Blasey Ford, the 51- year old Palo Alto University professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh 53, of sexual assault at a party in Maryland when they were both teenagers, has reportedly agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.  Ford said Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth as […]

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The Anonymous Resistance has No Clothes

“I am part of the resistance inside the Trump Administration. I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.” For the past few days, the world has been engrossed in an elaborate guessing game to unmask the author of the now infamous […]

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Whoa Nellie – The Woman behind the Trump Take Down

Bruce Ohr made headlines this past week for his revelations during his closed door testimony with the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees. The Associated Press reported that during these hearings the thirty-year DOJ veteran revealed that GOP opposition dossier author Christopher Steele told him during a July 2016 breakfast that Russian intelligence had then presidential […]

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Omarosa Unhinged

“I will not be silenced. I will not be intimidated. I’m not going to be bullied by Donald Trump,” Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former reality television star and White House staffer told The Associated Press on August 14, in response to the news that The White House is seeking legal action against her for breach of […]

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Stands up to CNN’s Jim Acosta

“Saturday Night Live never knew my name and believe me. That’s exactly how I wanted it.” Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino commented to Moneyish.com  in September 2017. Current White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders probably wishes that she enjoyed that same level of anonymity. By contrast, Ms. Sanders is the first press […]

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What Do Carter Page and IHOP Have in Common?

The FBI obtained a FISA warrant in October 2016 to conduct surveillance of former advisor to President Donald Trump, Carter Page, for allegedly colluding with the Russians to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in favor of then candidate Trump. This past June, the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) launched a campaign rebranding […]

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Peter Strzok and Lisa Page- Was the Affair the Cover up?

Former Deputy FBI Director Peter Strzok and his lover former FBI attorney Lisa Page testified before the House Judiciary Committee this week.   Strzok, one of the lead investigators on the Hillary Clinton email probe, was also on the FBI’s original counterintelligence team investigating the allegations of collusion between Russia and the 2016 election of President […]

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh is President Trump’s Pick for the Supreme Court

President Donald Trump selected DC Circuit federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court seat soon to be vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy who will officially retire in July after thirty years on the court. Judge Kavanaugh, 53, previously clerked for Justice Kennedy where he worked with another Kennedy clerk, Justice Neil […]

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Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Solidifies the Right and Unhinges the Left

Supreme Court  Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement in a June 27th letter to President Trump.  “It is the highest of honors to serve on this Court,”  he wrote. He also expressed his “profound gratitude for having had the privilege to seek in each case how best to know, interpret, and defend the Constitution […]

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Charles Krauthammer: A Wonderful Life

Legendary political writer and commentator Charles Krauthammer passed away on June 21 after a long battle with cancer. Krauthammer was 68.  Since his death was announced, the media has been flooded with tributes from representatives across the political spectrum. This is no surprise, given that Krauthammer whose contribution to the conservative landscape has been equated […]

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This Father’s Day, Remembering Children Who Live Without Dads: The redefining of the family has left us with more fatherless kids than we think.

Father’s Day spending is forecasted to reach $15.3 billion this year with 77 percent of Americans celebrating the holiday and spending an average of $133 per person, according to the National Retail Federation Foundation. Yet one in three American children is growing up in a household without a father. Major brands such as Home Depot, Bass Pro, Toyota, […]

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Ali Watkins: Talented Reporter or Cautionary Tale?

New York Times reporter Ali Watkins 26 made headlines this week after federal investigators seized several years’ of her email and phone records as part of an investigation of James Wolfe, the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee who was indicted for providing false statements to the FBI. Wolfe, 57 who retired from […]

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Three Angry Women: Roseanne, Michelle and Samantha

In 1979 comedian Steve Martin released an album (remember albums) entitled “Comedy is Not Pretty”. Back in 1979, that was a very funny title and Mr. Martin, who can attribute much of his early fame to his appearances on Saturday Night Live, was a very funny man who left audiences in stitches with his character […]

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Introducing the Duchess of Sussex: The Marvelous Meghan Markle

I am almost embarrassed to admit that up until recently I had no idea who Meghan Markle was. I had not seen any of her films and I was not a regular watcher of her television series “Suits” . Well, the whole world knows who she is now. On May 19, 2018, the 36 year […]

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Mother’s Day Reflections: Trump’s Best Foreign Policy Week

Those who follow my weekly column know that I sometimes take a holiday from politics to write about a holiday and its role in our popular culture. I had every intention of dedicating my May 13 column to Mother’s Day. However, President Donald Trump hijacked my plans. And while I will still do a deep dive […]

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C’mon Man: Federal Judge Delivers Major Blow to Mueller Investigation

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III delivered a major blow to FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of “Russian collusion” in the 2016 presidential election of Donald Trump. Judge Ellis, who is presiding over the case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort for bank fraud accused Mueller of using criminal charges to shake down Manafort […]

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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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