Category: Politics

Shut Up Just Send Money

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is not happy with corporate CEO’s voicing their dislike of GQP voter suppression bills. He wants them to shut up but don’t stop sending him money. Cancel culture much?? After Decades of Raking in Corporate Cash, McConnell Tells CEOs Mildly Defending Voting Rights to ‘Stay Out of Politics’ by Jake …

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Russian Oligarch Pulls Plug On Moscow Mitch

Back in 2019, then Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a bill to keep sanctions in place on Russia’s largest aluminum producer. In January, as the Senate debated whether to permit the Trump administration to lift sanctions on Russia’s largest aluminum producer, two men with millions of dollars riding on the outcome met for dinner …

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The Russian Connection: Still Following the Money

Remember Donald Trump’s business ally Felix Sater who had some really shady connections to Russian oligarchs and a money laundering scheme to build a Trump hotel in Moscow. The tower was never built and questions about $440 million went unanswered. Sater was convicted of first degree assault in 1991 for slashing a commodities broker across …

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Democrats

Red Klotz – Washington Generals – (Rare) Behind The Scenes “President Biden is disappointed in this outcome, as he proposed having the $15 minimum wage as part of the American Rescue Plan. He respects the parliamentarian’s decision and the Senate’s process. He will work with leaders in Congress to determine the best path forward because …

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Impeachment 2° Day 5: Final Arguments – Maybe

Yesterday the lawyers for private citizen Trump began and rested their case in a quarter of the time allotted. The Senators then submitted a round of written questions to the House managers and defense attorneys. It seems that the defense lawyers don’t understand how impeachment works, it’s not a criminal or even a civil case, …

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Impeachment 2° Day 4: The Defense Begins

Yesterday, House Impeachment managers rested their case after just slightly more than four hours of very methodical closing remarks. Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD), lead manager, was the last to speak closing his statement with a quote from Thomas Paine offering Republicans a chance to be “Winter Soldiers”: Tom Paine wasn’t an American, but he came …

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Impeachment 2° Day 3: House Managers Finale

Yesterday the House Impeachment managers laid out the links to the consequences of private citizen Donald Trump’s fiery incitement on January 6 and it was devastating. Impeachment prosecutors took senators on a wrenching journey inside the horror of the US Capitol insurrection, making a devastating case that Donald Trump had plotted, incited and celebrated a …

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Impeachment 2°

Yesterday was the opening day of the second impeachment trial of now former President Donald J. Trump.The only topic that was on the table for discussion was whether the trial itself was constitutional. After presentations from the House managers and Trump’s defense lawyers, the vote was a bipartisan 56 – 44 – six Republicans voting …

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Fool Me Once

In 2009, when the new Obama administration decided to make heath care reform its first goal, President Obama was under the misguided notion that he could work with Republicans. Not that he wasn’t warned. Then Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his gang of obstructionists made it very clear the day after Obama won the …

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It’s Done

At 3:32 AM ET on January 7, 2021 with the verification of the 3 electoral votes of Vermont, a joint session of Congress confirmed 271 electoral votes for Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris to be the next President and Vice President of the United States At 3:41, Vice President Mike Pence confirmed the vote …

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Electoral Vote Count

Up Date 8:15 PM ET: After the events of the day, Congress will resume the certification of the Electoral College votes and certify the election of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States and his Vice Presidential choice, Kamala Harris. WATCH LIVE: Congress holds joint session to count Electoral College vote On …

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And The Winners In Georgia Are: Warnock and Ossoff

As of 3 AM ET, Jon Ossoff was leading David Perdue by 12,806 votes with 98% of the votes counted. The outstanding votes are mail-ins that more often than not lean heavily Democratic. There are currently about 40 thousand outstanding votes. Ossoff’s win should be confirmed by noon tomorrow. The race between the Reverend Raphael …

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