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DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz promises “aggressive” oversight of the Trump administration after the President’s shameful late-night firing of Michael Atkinson

In what Nancy Pelosi called a “shameful late-night firing,” Donald Trump sent a letter to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees this past Friday evening calling for the immediate dismissal of Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the Intelligence Community. [A 30-day waiting period is legally required when removing an inspector general from office, in […]

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Is Donald Trump really demanding to be praised before sending Michigan COVID-19 aid? It sure looks that way.

I like our “woman governor” here in Michigan. I think that, given the hand she’s been dealt, she’s been doing a good job for the citizens of the state. I do wonder, however, how much better things might be for us right now if she’d spent a little more of her time over the course […]

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While Donald Trump is focused on using this crisis to create a $500B corporate slush fund, U.S. governors step in to fill the leadership void in the fight against COVID-19

In the absence of federal leadership, governors around the country are stepping up to fight the COVID-19 outbreak on their own. Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York is calling for retired health care workers to register with the state, asking that all hospitals increase their capacity by 50%, pushing for the construction of temporary medical […]

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Senator Richard Burr sells shares of hospitality companies in February, after receiving classified intelligence briefings on the likely ramifications of the coronavirus

It looks as though Republican Senator Richard Burr, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, liquidated a sizable percentage of his stock holdings shortly after receiving a classified briefing on the impact of the coronavirus on America. According to reporting from ProPublica, Burr, in 33 separate transactions, sold between $628,000 and $1.72 million in stock […]

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I’d like to thank Elizabeth Warren for running one hell of a race

Senator Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the 2020 presidential race today, leaving those of us who care about the future of our country to choose between two old, white men. It is, of course, disheartening to see the best candidate have to leave the field, but I’ve decided not to spend my time this evening […]

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