In Brief: Why You Should Care About Trump’s Conflicts of Interest
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In Brief: Why You Should Care About Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

In Brief  features pull together content from multiple sources to provide an overview on a topic.  This segment is on President Trump’s many conflicts of interests. See Sunlight Foundation’s Ongoing List of Trump Conflict of Interest. CONSIDER THIS: The Trump family’s endless conflicts of interest. Chapter and Verse https://t.co/8TQZNi733T pic.twitter.com/oUf2s8OgIi — Newsweek (@Newsweek) July 3, 2017 … Continue reading

A Bipartisan Response To Charlottesville And The Trump Administration
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A Bipartisan Response To Charlottesville And The Trump Administration

A Bipartisan Response To Charlottesville And The Trump Administration Like many Americans, I was appalled by the events this weekend in Charlottesville. As the cameras turned to the president’s golf retreat in New Jersey, my disgust turned to outrage as Trump failed an early test of moral leadership. It was not simply that Trump did … Continue reading

The Rise of Anti-Americanism . . . in the GOP
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The Rise of Anti-Americanism . . . in the GOP

Republicans are often the first to brandish a flag or claim the mantle of patriotism or to question others’ patriotism over something as trivial as wearing a flag lapel pin. When it comes to the substance of American values, however, recent survey results, demonstrate that Republican views increasingly are hostile to bedrock American values. Nothing … Continue reading

Is it Time for Pence to Make His Move under 25th Amendment?
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Is it Time for Pence to Make His Move under 25th Amendment?

Under Section 4 of the 25th Amendment: Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that … Continue reading

Memo to Independent Counsel Starr: President Can Be Indicted
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Memo to Independent Counsel Starr: President Can Be Indicted

A memorandum prepared for Whitewater Independent Counsel Ken Starr by then-University of Illinois Law Professor Ronald D. Rotunda asserting that a sitting President may be impeached has surfaced.  Rotunda, now the Doy and Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at Chapman University, had also served as assistant majority counsel for the Watergate Committee Rotunda’s … Continue reading

The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King
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The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King

The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King Trump Chooses Ideology over Jobs July 16, 2017 President Trump is currently proposing major changes to three industries that account for approximately one-third of the U.S. economy – health care, energy and the internet. In each case, the decisions are primarily ideologically based, providing red meat … Continue reading

Dems File Impeachment Resolution on Trump
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Dems File Impeachment Resolution on Trump

California Congressman Brad Sherman has filed an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump.  H. Res 438 asserts one article of impeachment only – for obstruction of justice.  The resolution is co-sponsored by Al Green (D-TX). Sherman explained: As the investigations move forward, additional evidence supporting additional Articles of Impeachment may emerge.  However, as to Obstruction … Continue reading

Understanding Trump’s Calamitous Climate Change Decision in 20 Tweets
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Understanding Trump’s Calamitous Climate Change Decision in 20 Tweets

Reposted from Code45 Understanding Trump’s Calamitous Climate Change Decision in 20 Tweets   #1 – CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL The Weather Channel's response to Trump's Paris pullout was potent and perfect. https://t.co/nm3chKi5Yc pic.twitter.com/5u7P1orxMH — Slate (@Slate) June 1, 2017 #2 – IT IS NOT JUST AN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE, IT IS A HEALTH CRISIS Lancet Countdown's … Continue reading

Study in Contrast:  Trudeau v Trump on Ramadan
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Study in Contrast: Trudeau v Trump on Ramadan

In comparing Canada and the United States in their statements on Ramadan, you will see that one country is led by a bright, articulate leader and the other nation is led by Donald Trump.  Trudeau’s statement is sincere, respectful and inclusive, while Trump spends approximately half the message on terrorism. Trump equates Islam with terrorism.   … Continue reading

Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC
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Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC

On February 2, Reuters reported that the Trump Administration was changing  the Department of Homeland Security’s program “Countering Violent Extremism”.  The program would now focus exclusively on “radical Islamic extremism” and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States. The timing of … Continue reading

TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER
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TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER

  TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER     WASHINGTON LETTER TO TOURO SYNAGOGUE ORDER BARS LEGAL RESIDENTS Breaking: Trump exec order so broad it could bar 500k *legal residents* from travelinghttps://t.co/2b1yoVuEKQ pic.twitter.com/Fk9LJ5hE7h — ProPublica (@ProPublica) January 28, 2017   EXCLUDES COUNTRIES TRUMP DOES BUSINESS WITH This #MuslimBan is not about security. It's about racism and bigotry.And … Continue reading

Ordinary Heroes: OGE Director Rebukes Trump’s on Conflict of Interest Plan
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Ordinary Heroes: OGE Director Rebukes Trump’s on Conflict of Interest Plan

Remarks of Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics, as prepared for delivery at 4:00 p.m. on January 11, 2017, at the Brookings Institution I wish circumstances were different and I didn’t feel the need to make public remarks today. You don’t hear about ethics when things are going well. You’ve been … Continue reading

The GOP’s History of Presidential Election Skulduggery
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The GOP’s History of Presidential Election Skulduggery

The GOP’s History of Presidential Election Skulduggery January 11, 2017 The latest reports suggesting that the Trump campaign may have conspired with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election may be shocking, but this is nothing new. The reality is that the Republican Party has a nearly 50-year history of skulduggery in … Continue reading

Bravo – Meryl Streep!
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Bravo – Meryl Streep!

Last night Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement and gave a stirring rebuke of Donald Trump.   Predictably, the Schoolyard Bully-Elect responded with a flurry of pre-dawn tweets disparaging an American legend who has been nominated for 19-Academy Awards (without the help of an Electoral College or a Russian President). … Continue reading

President Obama’s Stirring Counter Terrorism Speech Defines America in Stark Contrast to Trump Rhetoric
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President Obama’s Stirring Counter Terrorism Speech Defines America in Stark Contrast to Trump Rhetoric

In his last speech on the road visiting troops, President Obama gave a valedictory address on his administration’s efforts to fight terrorism.  Its closing passages, however, were a stirring invocation of American values as he stressed: Let my final words to you as your Commander-in-Chief be a reminder of what it is that you’re fighting for, … Continue reading

Christiane Amanpour: Stop Banalizing the Truth and Fight Normalization of the Unacceptable
2016 Election / Alt-Right / donald trump / First Amendment / Hate Speech / Media Attacks

Christiane Amanpour: Stop Banalizing the Truth and Fight Normalization of the Unacceptable

Last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists honored Christiane Amanpour with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom.  Amanpour is CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor of the network’s award-winning global affairs program “Amanpour.” She is a senior adviser to CPJ, and is on the … Continue reading