Here’s Mitch McConnell admitting he only blocked Merrick Garland because it was Obama

The Republican Party is made up of men and women who lost their moral compass decades ago and have been searching to find where that precious ring disappeared to ever since. Meet the Press saw Senator Mitch McConnell doing his best impression of a human being as Chuck Todd asked him to at least be… More Here’s Mitch McConnell admitting he only blocked Merrick Garland because it was Obama

Gorsuch battle heads to Senate floor as Democrats vow filibuster

Republicans appear ready to trigger the “nuclear option” on Supreme Court nominees. It’s now up to Senate Republicans whether Neil Gorsuch gets confirmed to the Supreme Court this week. Senate Democrats locked down enough votes on Monday to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination on the Senate floor, shifting the focus to the GOP majority and its vow… More Gorsuch battle heads to Senate floor as Democrats vow filibuster

Democrats close to picking up House Seat from Georgia

NEW THIS MORNING – SPECIAL ELECTION SEASON – More polling in GA-06 special election: A day after a Congressional Leadership Fund poll came out claiming a slowdown in momentum for Democrats here, MoveOn.org released its own poll in the Georgia special election showing Democrat Jon Ossoff, who’s raised more than $4 million for his race,… More Democrats close to picking up House Seat from Georgia

At Kushners’ Flagship Building, Mounting Debt and a Foundered Deal

The Fifth Avenue skyscraper was supposed to be the Kushner Companies’ flagship in the heart of Manhattan — a record-setting $1.8 billion souvenir proclaiming that the New Jersey developers Charles Kushner and his son Jared were playing in the big leagues. And while it has been a visible symbol of their status, it has also… More At Kushners’ Flagship Building, Mounting Debt and a Foundered Deal

Weekly Reader: Happening in Education

TRUMP RETREATS FROM OBAMA CRACKDOWN ON STUDENT DEBT COLLECTORS: The Trump administration is preparing to reinstate the government contracts of several debt collection companies that the Obama administration sought to fire over allegations they misled struggling federal student loan borrowers, according to a Morning Education review of recent court filings. – An Education Department official… More Weekly Reader: Happening in Education

Public safety be damned, ICE will continue arresting immigrants at courthouses

Jeff Sessions and DHS Secretary John Kelly said in a letter to California’s Supreme Court Chief Justice that ICE agents will continue to trample on public safety by arresting undocumented immigrants at courthouses, despite local law enforcement and legal authorities saying this tactic will do more harm to communities in the long run. So much… More Public safety be damned, ICE will continue arresting immigrants at courthouses

Abbreviated pundit roundup: The White House swamp, Trump’s lies and more

The LA Times continues its editorial series on Trump Lies:   The insult that Donald Trump brings to the equation is an apparent disregard for fact soprofound as to suggest that he may not see much practical distinction between lies, if he believes they serve him, and the truth. […] He is dangerous. His choice… More Abbreviated pundit roundup: The White House swamp, Trump’s lies and more

Trump Completes Repeal of Online Privacy Protections From Obama Era

President Trump on Monday signed a congressional resolution to complete the overturning of internet privacy protections created by the Federal Communications Commission during the Obama administration. The change will allow broadband internet service suppliers, such as cable and telecommunications companies, to track and sell a customer’s online information with greater ease. The Republican opponents of… More Trump Completes Repeal of Online Privacy Protections From Obama Era

Trump’s Hysterically Stupid Tweet Seeks Apology From Clinton For Something That Never Happened

By: Mark NC, 4/4/2017, The Daily Kos Another morning, another tweetstorm. On Monday Donald Trump took time away from his golf game to unleash a new round of deranged outbursts on Twitter. The president, whose attention span barely reaches 140 characters, continues venting via tweet rather than doing any actual work. Trump’s latest social media… More Trump’s Hysterically Stupid Tweet Seeks Apology From Clinton For Something That Never Happened

Former Trump Campaign Adviser Carter Page Met With Russian Spy

No matter how hard the president tries, this explosive scandal isn’t going anywhere. The slow drip of developments in the never-ending Russia scandal continued on Monday, with a new report from Buzzfeed showing that former Donald Trump campaign adviser Carter Page previously met with a Russian spy. According to Buzzfeed, Page met with and passed… More Former Trump Campaign Adviser Carter Page Met With Russian Spy