Tag Archives: conflict of interest

How proud are you to be living in a country where, on International Women’s Day, our President receives trademark approval for Trump branded escort services in China?

It’s being reported today that, after years of waiting, our President’s trademark application for Trump branded escort services in China has finally been approved. Happy International Women’s Day! While I suspect it’s just a precautionary move on Trump’s part, a proactive legal strategy to keep other vile men from from making a buck by using […]

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Buying Senator Pat Toomey’s vote… DeVos can do it, but we can’t

I just tweeted at Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey [@SenToomey], asking what we should make of the fact that, in spite of her unpopularity among his constituents, he’s said he would be voting for Betsy DeVos, a woman who both publicly admitted to “buying influence” and gave him over $60,000 in contributions, to head the Department […]

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Elizabeth Warren gives a preview of the DeVos confirmation hearing in a scathing 16-page open letter to Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education

Apparently, it’s not just Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow that’s decided to come out aggressively against Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, in advance of the Amway billionaire’s Wednesday confirmation hearing. Earlier today, Senator Elizabeth Warren, who sits on the Senate committee that will be considering Devos’s nomination, sent the candidate a scathing 16-page […]

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Am I the only one who gets the sense that there’s an absolute war going on around the Electoral College?

Over the past 24 hours, since I last posted about the drama shaping up around the Electoral College, two significant things have happened. First, Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig went public with the news that 20 Republican Electoral College voters had reached out to him to discuss the possibility of voting against Donald Trump. And, […]

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Trump calls into question the legitimacy of the election, claiming that millions of illegal votes were cast

Yesterday, Donald Trump, our President-elect, took to Twitter and said the following. “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide,” he said, “I won the popular vote, if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” This, as everyone knows, is absolute bullshit. Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote has now surpassed […]

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