Tag Archive for President Donald Trump

One More Day: Doug Jones Opens 10 Point Lead Over Roy Moore

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Don’t believe it. Go vote on Tuesday anyway. – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — A new public opinion survey has Birmingham attorney Doug Jones opening up a 10 point lead over former judge Roy Moore with one day to go before the vote in the special U.S. Senate election on Tuesday, Dec. 12.…

Trump Defends Senate Candidate Roy Moore, Who Calls Doug Jones ‘Too Liberal’

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By James Rhodes – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Before President Trump departed to Mar-a-Largo for Thanksgiving recess, he took time to criticize Doug Jones as being “terrible” regarding national issues of defense, immigration, taxes and somehow his election would prevent “making America great again.” When specifically asked which was worse: Alabama voters electing an alleged child…

Woman Who Laughed At Jeff Sessions During Senate Hearing Convicted

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By Glynn Wilson – Welcome to the new world order of Donald Trump the dictator president and his enforcer, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, where laughing at a politician is now a criminal offense. Code Pink activist Desiree Fairooz was convicted by a D.C. jury on Wednesday for disorderly or disruptive conduct with the intent to…

The World According to Trump

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By Robert Reich – The starkest difference between dictatorships and democracies is that democracies are ruled by laws, and dictatorships are ruled by dictators. The “rule of law,” as it’s often referred to, stands for laws that emerge from a process responsive to the majority, that are consistently applied, and are applicable to everyone regardless…

Failure of Health Care Overhaul Shows Republicans Can’t Govern

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By Robert Reich – House Speaker Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace Obamacare, blamed Republicans who had failed to grasp that the GOP was now a “governing party.” “We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do,” said Ryan. “You just had…

President Trump, Republicans in Congress Face Stunning Defeat on Healthcare

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By Glynn Wilson – President Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress suffered a stunning political defeat on Friday when House leaders withdrew legislation to repeal Obamacare and replace it with Trumpcare, when it became obvious they did not have the votes to pass the so-called American Health Care Act to replace the Affordable Care…

The Very Legitimacy of Our Democracy Is Under Threat

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Donald Trump’s presidency is just one element of our disintegrating democracy. By Russ Feingold – Today, less than two months into a new administration, we are now facing the biggest crisis of legitimacy of our democracy in a generation or more. But the crisis has been building for years. Normally, our democracy is considered the…

Trump’s War on the Truth Tellers

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By Robert Reich – Trump and his White House don’t argue on the merits. They attack the credibility of the institutions that come up with facts and arguments they don’t like. They even do it preemptively. Last week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer warned that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office couldn’t be trusted to…

ACLU Files Ethics Complaint Against Jeff Sessions for Lying to Congress

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Donald Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, is now the subject of an ethics complaint filed with the state bar association for allegedly lying to Congress about his contact with the Russian ambassador during the election last year. The complaint was filed this week by the American…

Congressman Bradley Byrne Faces a Packed Town Hall in Mobile

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne faced a packed town hall of opposition protesters and constituent supporters Monday night, answering questions about veterans health care, the environment and controversial decisions, statements and actions by the new President, Donald J. Trump. About 250 people made it into the private auditorim on…

President Donald Trump Issues Media Blackout at Federal Agencies

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Full Scale War on Science Begins – By Lauren McCauley – Though the majority of President Donald Trump’s controversial cabinet nominations have not yet been confirmed, his so-called “beachhead” teams have arrived at their respective agencies, carrying out orders that make clear that the “War on Science” has begun. On Tuesday, the news broke that…

Looking Back on Tumultuous Year, 2016

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Connecting the Dots – By Glynn Wilson – What a year it has been. Whether you liked it and prospered or were horrified by some of the stories and events, it was a year to remember, even if many people would simply like to forget. To write a year in review column, I was looking…