Tag Archives: Lisa Murkowski

Just because Mueller’s been appointed to investigate the Trump-Russia connection, doesn’t mean we should allow Congressional Republicans off the hook

Saying, “The public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein this evening announced that he had appointed well-respected, former FBI Director Robert Mueller to head an independent investigation into Russia’s involvement in […]

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Stop Pruitt before he can kill the EPA for Big Oil

Calling your Senators works… By all accounts, Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski [Alaska] and Susan Collins [Maine] are going against the wishes of their party to vote in opposition of Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos because of the pushback they’re received from their constituents. Earlier this week in Anchorage, there were reports of over 200 […]

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We’re just one Republican vote away from stopping Betsy DeVos from taking over the Department of Education

Today, Republican Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced on the floor of the Senate that they would not be voting to confirm President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Assuming neither Senator changes her mind between now and the vote, which is expected to happen as early as […]

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The fight over the future of public education in America moves to the full Senate, as Betsy DeVos’s nomination for Secretary of Education passes out of committee

The above photo was taken by my friend Al Hoff today outside an elementary school in Pittsburg. While I imagine it’s possible that someone could have hung the flag upside down by mistake, I suspect it probably has something to do with what’s happening right now in Washington relative to public education. [The upside down […]

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Claiming the Palin mandate

As we discussed yesterday, the election, while certainly bad for the Democrats, doesn’t really indicate what could be considered a Republican mandate. But that fact doesn’t seem to stop politicians and pundits from making the claim. And it certainly doesn’t stop demagogues from taking credit. And that’s what we’re seeing right now. Yesterday, in the […]

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