Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

What did Trump know, and when did he know it? We need to demand an investigation into Russia’s ties to Trump and his associates.

I’m hesitant to write anything more about the situation unfolding right now in D.C., as things are happening so quickly. I did, however, want to share this timeline with you from today’s Washington Post, as I think it might be something that we return to in the future as we try to determine what Trump […]

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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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Betsy DeVos likely to be confirmed Secretary of Education this Wednesday without vetting, in violation of Senate protocol… Call your Senators today!

As I understand it, the confirmation hearing for Amway billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, will likely begin in the Senate this Wednesday, in spite of the fact that the bipartisan Office of Government Ethics, which is responsible for vetting Cabinet nominees, has yet to conduct a thorough investigation into her finances. […]

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Civil rights icon Representative John Lewis leads House sit-in to demand vote on gun legislation

In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Orlando that left 49 people dead, Democrats in both houses of Congress have proposed legislation aimed to curb gun violence by expanding background checks to include guns purchased either online or at gun shows, and block anyone on the federal terrorist watchlist from purchasing deadly weapons. […]

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Could this impending battle over the Supreme Court tear our nation apart?

I was thinking today about the little events that influence global politics, and all of our lives. Had Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s car not taken a wrong turn at the junction of Appel quay and Franzjosefstrasse in Serbia on that day in 1914, passing in front of a loitering 19-year-old Gavrila Principe, who just happened to […]

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