The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold another hearing on nominees next week. A handful of committee Republicans advanced a half-dozen of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees yesterday with the Senate out of session and no Democrats in sight. “For Republicans, there’s nothing that matters more,” Burgess and Elana write. “They aren’t pitching a big visionary… More Republicans are Wasting No Time to Stack the Courts with Right-Wing Judges
Senate Republicans could pursue another attempted repeal of Obamacare if they expand their majority. Failure to kill former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act is “the one disappointment of this Congress from a Republican point of view,” McConnell said. “If we had the votes to completely start over, we’d do it. But that depends on… More If GOP wins, say Goodbye to Obamacare.
Even when presented with their greatest faults, President Trump won’t speak a bad word about friends like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un. Trump’s relationship with Russia has been one of the most controversial topics of his presidency so far, dating back to the election and the possible hacking. But the President still insists they did… More The Donald is in Love…with 2 Men
twitter.com/politicususa/status/1051646647321661442 #4: The Fifth Risk Michael Lewis (Author) (120) Buy new: $26.95 $16.17 111 used & new from $11.50 New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Ener…… More Trump’s Mental Decline?
All told, about 32 million people would lose their health coverage as a result of Graham-Cassidy. Including, quite possibly, me. — Read on www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/09/19/25421936/congress-is-trying-to-kill-me-again #7: Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution Tucker Carlson (Author) (444) Buy new: $14.99 The host of Fox News Channel’s Tucker… More Congress Is Trying to Kill Me. Again. – Slog – The Stranger
The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) has documented the plundering of US wealth to benefit the rich since 2001. Under presidents Bush, Obama and Trump—that is, under both Democratic and Republican administrations—US federal tax cuts have resulted in lost revenue of $5.1 trillion, with 65 percent of that money going to the top… More The Plundering of US Wealth through Tax Cuts for the Rich
Tracing opioid PAC money: A new JAMA analysis tracked political donations by opioid makers and distributors. The focus was on firms that have been the target of federal or state lawsuits for their role in the opioid crisis or that were named in a Senate report as funders of advocacy groups that contributed to the crisis. The… More Greed: Lawmakers take Opioid Drug Money
Counties that voted for Trump are more exposed to retaliatory tariffs than counties that voted for Hillary Clinton, according to a Brookings Institution report released last week. Tariffs on more than $120 billion worth of U.S. exports have been imposed by China, the European Union, Canada and Mexico. “Trade policy is inextricably linked with politics,… More BOOKINGS SAYS COUNTERTARIFFS HITTING TRUMP VOTERS HARDEST
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and the GOP still have a path to keep the House, but it would require either a near-sweep of the toss-up races or a significant change in the political environment. | Win McNamee/Getty Images There are now 209 seats either firmly or leaning in the Democratic column — only 9… More It’s time for a Blue Wave
#5: Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward (Author), Robert Petkoff (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher) (1526) Buy new: $27.99 $23.95 The inside story on President Trump, as only Bob Woodward can tell it With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail… More Even though Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed over the weekend as a Supreme Court justice, spending on his confirmation continues. The conservative Judicial Crisis Network has a new six-figure digital and television ad buy out this week thanking Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) for voting in favor of his confirmation.