You’re Fired!-Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Sally Yates

President Donald Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates on Monday January 30 after she refused to support the President’s executive order placing a 90 day ban on the entry of individuals from seven predominantly Muslim countries. “At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities, nor […]

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Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Limiting Regulations

On Monday January 30, President Donald Trump signed an executive order which reduces federal regulations by requiring federal agencies to eliminate two existing regulations for every new regulation implemented. Regulation categories concerning national security or the military will be exempt from the executive order. The executive order does not require that the repeal of the […]

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Donald Trump’s First Week

It is hard to believe that it has been just one week since Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States. Even Trump’s opponents have to admit that the former real estate magnate and reality television star has gotten a lot accomplished in such a short time frame. Trump’s high level of productivity […]

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Mr. Trump Builds His Wall

On Wednesday January 25, President Donald Trump signed two additional executive orders concerning immigration including directing the construction of a wall around the southern border,  fulfilling his much touted campaign promise. The President also beefed up border security by authorizing the deployment of 5,000 additional border patrol agents and 10,000 additional customs enforcement officers, contingent […]

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Nikki Haley Sworn in as U.N. Ambassador

On Wednesday January 25, 2017 South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations by Vice President Mike Pence. Haley who was viewed as a consensus candidate was confirmed  by the Senate 96-4. “Our new ambassador is living proof of the promise of America,” Pence said  “The daughter of immigrants, […]

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Trump Signs Executive Orders to Greenlight Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines

President Donald Trump had another busy day of signing executive orders including those which restarted the process for developing the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access oil pipelines. He also signed another executive order which called for accelerating the environmental reviews for infrastructure projects. President Trump’s executive order for the Keystone XL pipeline invites TransCanada, the […]

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Mike Pompeo Confirmed as CIA Director

On Monday January 23, 2017 Mike Pompeo, a US congressman from Kansas’s 4th district was confirmed as President Donald Trump’s CIA Director. The Senate vote was 66-32 to in favor of confirmation. The only Republican to oppose Pompeo was former presidential primary candidate Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. Due to poor weather conditions in the […]

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President Trump’s Busy Monday

President Donald Trump hit the ground running on his first Monday in office as America’s 45th President. As he said in his inauguration speech, “The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.” And he certainly has been active, signing six executive orders since Friday including three new ones this morning. […]

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Glamour Returns to The White House

There is no getting around it. The new first lady former super model Melania Trump can stop traffic. While they say that looks don’t matter and that fashion is superficial, there is something special about a pretty first lady with a great sense of style who speaks multiple languages. After all, over fifty years ago […]

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Sean’s Spicy Press Briefing

Newly minted White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer delivered an unofficial press briefing on January 21 which essentially threw the media for a loop. Spicer came into the press room and before delivering his rundown of  President Donald Trump’s activities of the day and upcoming agenda, he chastised the media for falsely reporting that the […]

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Donald J. Trump Is Sworn in as the 45th President of the United States

It is official. At a little over noon EST today January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The unlikely campaign of the ultimate outsider candidate, the plain talking real estate billionaire and reality television star has now achieved the ultimate outcome. The “Donald” is now […]

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Inauguration Day Is Here!

In less than four hours, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. At approximately noon EST, the life of the billionaire real estate magnate will be changed forever when he becomes the leader of the free world.  Trump’s campaign slogans “Make America Great Again” and “The Forgotten Man and the […]

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It’s Inauguration Eve!

  In less than 24 hours, the United States will inaugurate its 45th president, Donald J. Trump. Trump will be the first US president without either government or military experience. Starting from the announcement of his candidacy for the Republican presidential primary nomination back in June 2015, Trump has been surrounded by both excitement and […]

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Senate Grills Trump’s Picks for AG and Secretary of State

The Senate confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees for Attorney General, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson began the week of January 9. As expected, Sessions and Tillerson were respectfully subjected to a grilling from the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The confirmation […]

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The Liberal War against Jeff Sessions

Democrats have been up in arms ever since President-elect Donald Trump announced that he had selected Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.  Sessions, 70 years old, was the first U.S. Senator to endorse Donald Trump for President back in February. The liberals are accusing the Republican senator from the state of Alabama whose given name is […]

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115th Congress Opens

The 115th Congress opened on Tuesday January 3, 2017. Republicans control the House with a majority of 241 to 194 and the Senate with a majority of 52 to 48. Opening day included some turmoil as members of the Republican Party endeavored to  eliminate its independent Congressional Ethics Office despite opposition from House Speaker Paul Ryan. […]

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Chuck Schumer Targets 8 Trump Cabinet Picks for More Scrutiny

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) announced on Sunday January 1 that he plans to apply greater scrutiny to the confirmation process for eight of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees.  “President-elect Trump is attempting to fill his rigged cabinet with nominees that would break key campaign promises and have made billions off the […]

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A Favorite New Year’s Eve Movie- When Harry Met Sally

While there are many memorable Christmas movies, relatively speaking there are not a lot of well known New Year’s Eve movies.  There’s of course the 2011 Gary Marshall film titled “New Year’s Eve” which I am sure many people may watch this year perhaps in tribute to the director who passed away in 2016. “New […]

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Farewell to Tammy and Princess Leia

They say that the worst experience for a parent is to witness the death of their child. On Tuesday December 27th, actress and writer Carrie Fisher died at age 60 following a cardiac arrest last week. Fisher was best known for the playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, a role she originated in […]

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It’s a Wonderful Life Turns 70!

It’s a Wonderful Life turns 70.  The Frank Capra film which was based on a short story  “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern premiered on December 20, 1946.  The film plays homage to Stern when the angel Clarence, played by Henry Travers, is given the opportunity to earn his wings by saving Bedford […]

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Trump Selects Kellyanne Conway as Presidential Counselor

President-elect Donald Trump named Kellyanne Conway as Counselor to the President on December 22. Conway who served as Trump’s third campaign manager holds the distinction of being the first female manager of a successful presidential campaign. The former pollster who holds a law degree has also been credited with helping Trump to nuance his communication […]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside- Here Come the PC Police

Every year, I write an article showcasing examples of what has become known in recent years as the annual war on Christmas. My pet peeve this year is the Frank Loesser classic Christmas song “Baby It Is Cold Outside”. The song which was written circa 1944 was used in the 1949 film “Neptune’s Daughter” starring […]

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Holiday Horror: Terrorism in Germany, Switzerland andTurkey

On Monday December 19 six days before Christmas, three separate terrorist incidents took place in Berlin Germany, Zurich Switzerland and Ankara Turkey reminding us that we live in a world which is not safe. In Berlin, a man drove a truck into the Christmas market located near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church killing 12 and […]

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Trump Selects Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke for Interior Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump selects Montana congressman Ryan Zinke for Interior Secretary. The announcement of the Zinke pick comes a week after media speculation that Trump was selecting Washington  State congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers for the role. The U.S. Department of the Interior is responsible for the management and conservation of  the country’s federal land and […]

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Trump Taps Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

Donald Trump taps Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State following weeks of speculation as to who the president-elect will select for the top diplomatic job. Tillerson is an unusual choice for Secretary of State. He has spent his entire career at Exxon Mobil starting as a production engineer in 1975 and working […]

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Trump Sets the Tone for His Oval Office

It has been just a month since Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States.  The former real estate magnate and reality television star has used this time period to select his key cabinet and other high level appointments and to establish the communication tone and framework for his presidency. First of […]

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Trump Taps RNC Chair Reince Priebus for Chief of Staff

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Republican National Committee Chairperson Reince Priebus as his Chief of Staff.  The selection of Priebus for the chief of staff post comes as no surprise as Priebus’s name has been floating as being on the short list since Trump’s Election Day victory. Political analysts took note of Trump’s thoughtful praise […]

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Trump and Obama Meet for the First Time

On Thursday November 10, President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama shook hands for the very first time. The meeting between the current president and his unexpected successor which was originally scheduled for fifteen minutes lasted an hour and a half. While the cameras were present, Trump and Obama were both extremely gracious in their […]

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You’re Hired! Donald J. Trump Wins the Presidency

The people have spoken. Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States after defeating Hillary Clinton in an historic election upset winning 279 electoral college votes to her 228. The stunning victory took place in the wee hours of the morning when an unexpected win in Pennsylvania put him over the […]

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I Voted Today. Did You?

Political analysts have described the 2016 presidential race between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as the most bitter and divisive campaign in recent history. It has also been one of the most interesting given the large than life status  of the two candidates. However, now the debates, the rallies and the […]

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Remembering Janet Reno

Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as attorney general died on November 7 from complications from parkinsons. Ms. Reno was seventy eight years old. Reno’s death comes at an unusual time, the day before the 2016  presidential election. Appointed by President Bill Clinton, Reno who served as attorney general from 1993-2001, was the second […]

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It’s All about the Sunshine State

The election is less than two days away. The race for the presidency remains very close.  The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump nationwide by five points. On the other hand, the latest Investors Daily Poll which has a high level of past accuracy shows Trump up by one point. […]

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It’s the Final Countdown to Election Day

It is hard to believe that the 2016 presidential election is less than three days away.  This election has included everything; a seventeen person Republican primary race, a Democratic primary where the party’s anointed candidate was nearly upstaged by a self-professed socialist and a highly contentious general election race featuring two larger than life candidates. […]

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Early Reads from Early Voting

24.4 million people have already voted for the next president of the United States.  Many political analysts claim that you cannot put too much stock in early voting results as a predictor of the general election because the population segments which vote early are fundamentally different than those who show up on Election Day. However, […]

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Seven Days to Go- Clinton Loses Lead

Today is November 1, just seven days from the election.  The race to the White House is clearly tightening with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead in many polls dropping precipitously to about a two point advantage over Republican nominee Donald Trump. In fact the recent ABC/Washington post which includes a high percentage of Democrats in […]

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HalloWeiner Surprise

The 2016 presidential election has been unlike any other in recent history. This has largely been due to the fact that the two larger than life individuals vying for the White House, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and billionaire/reality television star Donald Trump, are equally polarizing. Less than a week ago, the pundits from […]

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There’s Something About Huma

The October surprise just got here three days shy of Halloween and it’s a doozy. On Friday October 28,  FBI Director James Comey announced that he is re-opening the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s unsecured email server due to his learning of “the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the Clinton investigation” […]

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Birthday Tweet and Broken Star

  On October 26, Hillary Rodham Clinton turned 69. To recognize this special event, she sent out a tweet accompanied by a black and white photo of herself as a child, “Happy birthday to this future president”. The tweet caused a stir generating comments such as @suze109 who responded “Did you buy yourself a present […]

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Spooky News for Clinton -Halloween Costume Sales Predict a Trump Presidency

Forget the polls, the electoral map projections, and the endless speculation by the pundits and prognosticators, Halloween costume and mask sales are predicting a Donald Trump presidency. It’s no hocus pocus, going all the way back to Richard Nixon, the candidate with the highest selling Halloween mask walked away with the election according to Savers […]

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Donald Trump’s Last Stand

Two weeks out from the election, the tea leaves do not look promising for a Trump presidency. While the Investor’s Business Daily Poll which correctly predicted the last three elections shows the two candidates tied at 42%, most polls show Hillary Clinton leading Trump by 6-12 points.  Moreover,  Larry Sabato of University of Virginia’s Center […]

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Freedom’s Voice Radio

Freedoms Voice Radio is a conservative political talk and entertainment program with call in participation and expert guests. Guests include local and national personalities along with authors, syndicated columnists, and politicians. The show is hosted by Larry Friis, an adjunct professor, doctoral candidate, and former banker who has also run for public office. Freedoms Voice […]

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The Last Presidential Debate

Approximately 68.76 million viewers tuned in to watch the final 2016 presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Wednesday October 19 at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Hosted by Fox News’s Chris Wallace the debate was the fourth watched presidential debate ever, “behind the final Carter-Reagan bout […]

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Standing by Her Man- Melania Trump

They say that you should never underestimate the power of an intelligent beautiful woman. Apparently, no one knows that better than Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his campaign team led by another intelligent attractive woman Kellyanne Conway. I am guessing that it was Kellyanne’s idea to send Melania Trump out on the talk show […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Shadow Government

It’s now more than a suspicion that the FBI was in collusion with Hillary Clinton’s State Department to protect the former Secretary of State and current Democratic presidential nominee. A 100 page document which was released on Monday October 17 reveals the existence of a group of high ranking State Department officials internally referred to […]

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Trump Pivots to Drug Testing Clinton

Less than a month before the election, at least eight women have literally come out of the wood works to accuse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of sexual assault. Doesn’t something sound “fishy” about this? First of all, why weren’t any of these cases ever documented when they allegedly occurred?   One of them actually goes […]

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Videotapes vs. WikiLeaks: Dueling Campaign Scandals

  It has now been a full week since the now infamous eleven year old audiotape of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump making lewd comments about women in a conversation with then Access Hollywood host Billy Bush en route to a cameo appearance on The Days of Our Lives surfaced. On Wednesday October 12 The […]

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Take Aways from the October 9 Presidential Debate

Sixty-five million viewers tuned in to see the second presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Sunday October 9 at Washington University in St. Louis. The ratings were far less than the 84 million who tuned into the first presidential debate, but at near parity with the 65.6 million […]

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Blockbuster Ratings Expected for Tonight’s Presidential Debate

Blockbuster ratings are expected for tonight’s 2016 presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at Washington University in St. Louis. The 90 minute town hall forum will be jointly moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Martha Raddatz. The hyped interest is primarily due to the media firestorm following the […]

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One Night Only- Reflections on the VP Debate

37 million people tuned in to watch Democratic VP nominee Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia face off against Republican VP pick Indiana Governor Mike Pence in the one and only 2016 vice presidential debate on Tuesday October 4 at Longwood University in Virginia.  While 37 million viewers is nothing to sneeze at, it is significantly […]

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The Mudslinging Continues

The first presidential debate has come and gone. While pundits were divided as to who actually won the debate, the latest national poll from Fox News which was taken post debate shows Hillary Clinton at 49% leading Donald Trump at 45% by 5 points. A month away, the election remains a very close race.  It […]

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