Tag Archives: Richard Shelby

Republican members of Congress spend the 4th of July in Moscow less than 24 hours after the Senate Intelligence Committee issues a report unequivocally stating that Putin’s government interfered in our election on Trump’s behalf

We’ve yet to discuss it here, but, two days ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee, which, it’s worth noting, is chaired by the Republicans, released a report stating unequivocally what most of us already knew to be true — that Russia meddled in the 2016 election to hurt Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump as part […]

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Pro-choice Democrat Doug Jones does the unthinkable and defeats Judge Roy “Ten Commandments” Moore in Alabama

A big, heartfelt “thank you” to the good people of Alabama tonight. With 97% of precincts reporting, today’s special Senate election has been called for Democrat Doug Jones, who looks to have defeated accused pedophile and confirmed racist Roy Moore by less than one percentage point. Jones seems to have won due to a combination […]

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The eyes of the nation are on Alabama… Here’s hoping they do the right thing.

A few days ago, when someone mentioned to me that Roy Moore had been successfully avoiding the press since news first broke about the child molestation allegations that had been leveled against him, I suggested that, if news agencies were really serious about getting his attention, they’d send younger reporters. Well, guess what? Moore finally […]

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Republicans use most recent JPMorgan scandal to demonstrate folly of regulation, instead of criminal corporate behavior

There’s a great piece in the Washington Post today about Republicans in the Senate, and how they seem determined to focus their wrath not on the individuals at JPMorgan who were recently caught engaging in risky, irresponsible stock trades, but on those federal regulators who didn’t somehow foresee these actions and stop them from happening. […]

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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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