Tag Archives: Harry Reid

Demand that Mitch McConnell respect Senate procedure and vet all prospective Cabinet members

Remember how I was telling you yesterday that Republicans in Congress were rushing to get Trump’s Cabinet nominees through their confirmation hearings without subjecting them to the standard vetting process by the Office of Government Ethics? Well, I just received a note from my aunt in Washington, D.C., who wanted to share the following with […]

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If we can’t organize to stop the appointment of Steve Bannon, a known white nationalist, we’re not going to be able to do anything to stop Trump

Earlier this week, as we discussed a few days ago, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would be appointing Steve Bannon, the race-baiting head of Breitbart News, his chief White House strategist. And this, my friends, is something that we, as civilized people, who value things like civil rights and diversity, should do everything in […]

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Senator Reid asks F.B.I. Director Comey, who came out on Friday to disseminate innuendo about Clinton, why he doesn’t instead share the “explosive information” he has about the role of Russia in the Trump campaign

I wasn’t going to mention the fact that F.B.I. Director James B. Comey sent a letter to members of Congress this past Friday, telling them that new evidence had surfaced pertaining to the agency’s investigation into the private emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This, as multiple news sources have since reported, was […]

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Elizabeth Warren… the woman who knew too much

Vanity Fair has a great feature on the troubled history of the Customer Financial Protection Bureau, and the forces on Wall Street, in Congress, and inside the White House that ultimately alligned against Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law professor who had created the ambitious new agency charged with protecting the American people from the predatory […]

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Playing chicken with the Republicans over the Debt Ceiling

It looks as though President Obama has endorsed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s debt-ceiling proposal, which, according to the White House, would cut government spending by $2.7 trillion and increase the federal borrowing limit through 2012. It would seem that Democrats, in spite of the fact that they control the White House and Senate, have […]

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