Trump Budget Devalues Women With Savage Cuts To Programs For Domestic Abuse Survivors

The big FU to victims of domestic violence came during Budget Director, Mick Mulvaney’s lecture on compassion. See, they think that after mostly men beating the crap out of mostly women, cutting these programs will teach survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse to “be more independent.” Rather than helping survivors of domestic abuse, we should feel compassion for the abusers. Who are they kidding? We know how this works. It means more women simply won’t be able to get out of domestic abuse situations and many more won’t be survivors.

Trump Budget Devalues Women With Savage Cuts To Programs For Domestic Abuse Survivors

Aside from relying on fake math, the Trump budget is an assault every American who isn’t in Trump’s tax bracket.

Trump’s Budget Was a Pre-Memorial Day Weekend One Finger Salute To Our Vets

This Memorial Day weekend is about paying tribute to the men and women who fought our wars. They deserve honor and respect that shouldn’t be limited to one day. These are men and women who gave the most valuable gifts they have in the name of protecting our values and our country. We may not agree with the politics behind the decisions by lawmakers to go to war. If you’re like me, you do believe that war should ideally should be eliminated. However, if it must be a factor, war should be the very last option when all others have been tried.

Trump’s Budget Was a Pre-Memorial Day Weekend One Finger Salute To Our Vets

This Memorial Day weekend is about paying tribute to the men and women who fought our wars. They deserve honor and respect that shouldn’t be limited to one day.

DC Court Dismisses Benghazi Wrongful Death Suit Against Hillary Clinton

The suit, filed by Patricia Smith and Charles Woods, sought damages from Hillary Clinton for claims that resemble the talking points Republicans used to keep the fake Benghazi scandal alive.

DC Court Dismisses Benghazi Wrongful Death Suit Against Hillary Clinton

The suit, filed by Patricia Smith and Charles Woods, sought damages from Hillary Clinton for claims that resemble the talking points Republicans used to keep the fake Benghazi scandal alive.

In a Blistering Ruling, The Fourth Circuit Upholds the Block On Trump’s Muslim Ban

"As stated national security interest was provided in bad faith as a pretext for its religious purpose. And having concluded that the "facially legitimate" reason proferred by the government is not "bona fide", we no longer defer to that reason and instead may "look behind" EO-2."

In a Blistering Ruling, The Fourth Circuit Upholds the Block On Trump’s Muslim Ban

In a 10-3 ruling the Fourth Circuit upheld a lower court ruling to block a key feature of Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban. The judges questions and comments when it heard the case made it clear this day was coming. The government tried to persuade the court that it shouldn’t consider Trump’s campaign statements at all. […]

Trump Hires Joe Lieberman’s Boss To Represent Him on Russia Matters

Trump has made his legal situation worse with each move. Finally, he decided to hire a lawyer to represent him personally on all things Russia related. In typical Trump form, the president hired Joe Lieberman’s boss and Trump's long-time legal savior, Marc Kasowitz.

Trump Hires Joe Lieberman’s Boss To Represent Him on Russia Matters

The case can already be made that Trump obstructed justice when he fired James Comey and when, according to several reports, he tried to persuade people in the intelligence community to tell the media there’s no collusion with Russia. As we know, obstruction of justice was the first of several charges leading to Nixon’s impeachment. […]

Mike Flynn Is Likely To Get Away With Refusing To Comply With Senate Subpoena

Now that Michael Flynn has refused to turn over documents under subpoena by the Senate Intelligence Committee, the committee has two main options, It can let it go, or the less likely option, try to hold Flynn accountable. Odds are against Michael Flynn facing legal consequences for his refusal to comply with a Senate Intelligence committee. The reason: the Senate’s process to deal with this situation is long and complicated. That’s the consensus among legal experts across the political spectrum.

Mike Flynn Is Likely To Get Away With Refusing To Comply With Senate Subpoena

Now that Michael Flynn has refused to turn over documents under subpoena by the Senate Intelligence Committee, the committee has two main options, It can let it go, or the less likely option, try to hold Flynn accountable.

Experts Say DOJ Likely to Waive Mueller’s Possible Conflicts Of Interest

Richard Painter, who was George W. Bush’s Ethics lawyer and currently is a law professor at the University of Minnesota told Politico: “I would support them using that authority. It doesn’t really make sense for him to oversee one part of the investigation and recuse from others. … The real risk here is interference by the White House or by [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions’ appointees, not some issue involving WilmerHale.”

Experts Say DOJ Likely to Waive Mueller’s Possible Conflicts Of Interest

The real risk here is interference by the White House or by [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions’ appointees, not some issue involving WilmerHale.

Joe Lieberman Cannot Run The FBI Because He Works For One Of Donald Trump’s Favorite Law Firms

Joe Lieberman is the rumored front runner to replace James Comey as the new FBI director, and Trump is dreaming that because he’s a former Democratic Senator, Democrats will jump on board. Lieberman is no Robert Mueller. Mueller has support from Democrats because he has the experience needed to do the job and as important, he does not have ties to Donald Trump.

Joe Lieberman Cannot Run The FBI Because He Works For One Of Donald Trump’s Favorite Law Firms

Joe Lieberman is the rumored front runner to replace James Comey as the new FBI director, and Trump is dreaming that because he’s a former Democratic Senator, Democrats will jump on board.

Here Are The Differences Between A Special Counsel, Special Prosecutor and Independent Counsel

The DOJ’s decision to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to take over the Trump/Russia investigation was met with approval by Democrats, some Republicans. As Sarah Jones reported, Donald Trump cried “witch hunt” – ironic given his role in keeping the birther myth alive.

Here Are The Differences Between A Special Counsel, Special Prosecutor and Independent Counsel

The DOJ’s decision to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to take over the Trump/Russia investigation was met with approval by Democrats, some Republicans.

Why Americans Who Believe in Free and Fair Elections Should Worry About Kris Kobach

When it comes to vote suppression, Donald Trump and Kris Kobach belong to the same delusional cult. Both have a history of indulging in refuted conspiracy theories about voter fraud. Both extreme in extreme and unconstitutional remedies to imagined problems. Both won elections based on lies. It’s small wonder Trump appointed Kobach to head his Commission on Election Integrity. Until now, the Republican Party’s effort to disenfranchise people who tend to vote for Democrats occurred at the state level.

Why Americans Who Believe in Free and Fair Elections Should Worry About Kris Kobach

When it comes to vote suppression, Donald Trump and Kris Kobach belong to the same delusional cult. Both have a history of indulging in refuted conspiracy theories about voter fraud. Both extreme in extreme and unconstitutional remedies to imagined problems. Both won elections based on lies. It’s small wonder Trump appointed Kobach to head his […]

Trump’s Own Words Remain The Central Issue in Court Proceedings On the Muslim Ban

Everyone remembers Donald Trump’s public statements, campaign promises and website posts where he promised to ban Muslims from the United States. Now the government is struggling to save the second version of what many dub the “travel ban”. That is probably why Trump’s campaign website dumped all references to a Muslim ban down a memory hole – last week.

Trump’s Own Words Remain The Central Issue in Court Proceedings On the Muslim Ban

Everyone remembers Donald Trump’s public statements, campaign promises and website posts where he promised to ban Muslims from the United States.

Trump Uses Twitter To Declare War on the Spirit of The Constitution

Anyone who pays attention knew a Friday morning twitter tantrum was imminent. For while Trump prides himself for his ability to use the element of surprise, there are two things for which he is so predictable it must sting his fragile ego. Trump will obsess over media coverage of him and when the coverage isn’t favorable he’ll tweet that it’s fake news. In Trumpland, the emperor decides what is true and what isn’t. Anything that makes Trump look good is “true” anything that shows him how he really is, is not.

Trump Uses Twitter To Declare War on the Spirit of The Constitution

Anyone who pays attention knew a Friday morning twitter tantrum was imminent. For while Trump prides himself for his ability to use the element of surprise, there are two things for which he is so predictable it must sting his fragile ego.
Trump will obsess over media coverage of him and when the coverage isn’t favorable he’ll tweet that it’s fake news. In Trumpland, the emperor decides what is true and what isn’t. Anything that makes Trump look good is “true” anything that shows him how he really is, is not.

HHS Secretary Price Displays Ignorance of First Amendment Following Reporter’s Arrest

What does a lawmaker do when a journalist asks a question they don’t like? In American, it used to be the question would be ignored or reframed, and the journalist would persist in getting an answer to the original question. It’s a dance that can, at times be frustrating for both partners, but a dance that is crucial to the America we know and most of us love. Never would asking a question result in a journalist’s arrest – no matter how many times the journalist would ask it and no matter how many times the lawmaker would dodge it.

HHS Secretary Price Displays Ignorance of First Amendment Following Reporter’s Arrest

What does a lawmaker do when a journalist asks a question they don’t like? In American, it used to be the question would be ignored or reframed, and the journalist would persist in getting an answer to the original question. It’s a dance that can, at times be frustrating for both partners, but a dance that is crucial to the America we know and most of us love. Never would asking a question result in a journalist’s arrest – no matter how many times the journalist would ask it and no matter how many times the lawmaker would dodge it.

Trumpcare Awoke a Rage and More Determination In Our Effort To Remember and Resist

Every day we experience the combination of disgust and fear. Disgust over the latest ethics violation by someone in Trump’s circle, the Russia story, Trump’s pathological level of lying. Fear over the potentially irreversible consequences of Republican policies on everything from climate change, to foreign relations to the very purpose and structure of government and the area of policy that affects everyone of us – healthcare.

Trumpcare Awoke a Rage and More Determination In Our Effort To Remember and Resist

The wrath of voters was visible at the same sort of townhall meetings Republicans used to gin up anger over the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Yates and Clapper Testimony Dealt More Devastating Blows To The White House’s Russia Narrative

The testimony that Sally Yates and James Clapper gave to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism dealt a fatal blow to the White House’s claims that the Russia story is fake news.

Yates and Clapper Testimony Dealt More Devastating Blows To The White House’s Russia Narrative

The testimony that Sally Yates and James Clapper gave to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism dealt a fatal blow to the White House’s claims that the Russia story is fake news.

Trump to Nominate Several Federalist Society Picks to Fill Stolen Seats on Federal Courts

While the stolen seat on the Supreme Court got the most press coverage, Republicans stole over 120 seats on Federal Courts since 2015. Now Trump is set to nominate 10 people chosen by the Federalist Society to start filling those seats.

Trump to Nominate Several Federalist Society Picks to Fill Stolen Seats on Federal Courts

While the stolen seat on the Supreme Court got the most press coverage, Republicans stole over 120 seats on Federal Courts since 2015. Now Trump is set to nominate 10 people chosen by the Federalist Society to start filling those seats.

Here’s Why Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order Is Set Up To Fail

It’s conceivable that Trump is hoping his boy Gorsuch will welcome the opportunity to expand corporate “religious freedom” to all corporations, whether said religious views are sincerely held, or merely more profitable. But if we go with the existing jurisprudence of the Supreme Court, this element of the Executive Order will fail.

Here’s Why Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order Is Set Up To Fail

It’s conceivable that Trump is hoping his boy Gorsuch will welcome the opportunity to expand corporate “religious freedom” to all corporations, whether said religious views are sincerely held, or merely more profitable. But if we go with the existing jurisprudence of the Supreme Court, this element of the Executive Order will fail.