Category Archives: Politics

Rep. Cummings Vows To Make Mueller Investigation Findings Public

(Baltimore, MD-AP) — The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee says he’ll do “anything and everything” to make the findings from the Mueller investigation public. On CBS’ Face the Nation, Representative Elijah Cummings vowed to make the findings not only available to Congress, but to the people of the United States.

The Maryland Democrat also called on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Andrew Gillum Not Conceding Governor’s Race After Florida Recount

(Tallahassee, FL-AP) — Andrew Gillum is vowing to fight on in his bid to become Florida’s first black governor despite falling short in an election recount.

Yesterday’s final tally of more than eight million ballots shows Republican Ron DeSantis beat Gillum by more than 33-thousand votes. But Gillum is not conceding the race. The Tallahassee mayor suggested he’ll take the matter to court. Gillum said in a statement it’s clear from reports that “tens of thousands of votes” have yet to be counted. The 39-year-old Democrat added, “It’s not over until every legally casted vote is counted.”

Keeping It Real: Kellyanne Conway’s Husband’s Uses Expletive To Describe The White House

(Washington, DC) – Conversation around the Conway dinner table must be quite exciting at night.

Sitting at one head of the table is the senior White House adviser who has contradicted herself on numerous occasions, created disasters and flat-out lied at the direction of her boss, the current President of the United States, Donald Trump.

At the opposite head of the table is a former veteran Republican and an accomplished attorney who refuses to let the lies and dysfunction stand as truth and the identity of the most powerful house in the world. George Conway is not standing by his wife’s side tap dancing for Donald Trump’s.

If Donald Trump could zip his mouth shut, i’m sure he’d try. Mr. Conway has been critical and honest about the current state of the White House to the shock of many because as stated he is married to Donald Trump’s right-hand woman. George has gone so far as to say that he is uncomfortable with being a Republican at the moment calling the GOP a personality cult; but it’s his recent comments about the White House that have people laughing and nodding their heads in concurrence.  On the Yahoo program Skullduggery, Conway, in the most colorful way possible, described the White House as a ‘sh**-show – in a dumpster fire’.  Insert cringe emoji here.

One would imagine that comments like this would have him sleeping on the couch but Conway says, “If I had a nickel for everybody in Washington who disagreed with their spouse about something that happens in this town, I wouldn’t be on this podcast. I’d be probably on a beach somewhere. I don’t think she likes it. But I’ve told her, I don’t like the administration. So it’s even.”

The interview also revealed that Conway was under consideration for a top post as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, but said he took himself out of the running, shortly after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey and the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller.

He said, “If I get this door prize, I’m going to be in the middle of a department he’s at war with,” Conway recalled thinking. “Why would anybody want to do this?”

 

Trump Ordered To Reinstate Jim Acosta’s Credentials, Now Wants New Rules For Press Conferences And Briefings

(Washington, DC) – Are receiving a little bit of egg on his face today after a federal judge ordered him to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s media credential, Trump now says that the White House will devise new rules for news conferences and briefings.

Now Donald Trump says she will just leave if white house officials are not treated with respect by reporters.

Even though Trump claims that he believes in the freedom of the press he pulled Acosta’s credential after Jim asked a particular question that he didn’t like and an intern attempted to take the mic away from him. Trump said his behavior was inappropriate and revoked his press card. A federal judge overturned that decision today.

It will be interesting to see what these ‘new rules’ are moving forward.

 

Election Recounts Continue In Florida, Georgia

(AP) – The recounting and the court rulings continue in Florida and Georgia. A Florida judge has turned down Democratic Senator Bill Nelson’s request to extend the machine-recount deadline.

Thousands of questionable ballots will be recounted by hand. Nelson narrowly trails Governor Rick Scott in the Senate race. In Georgia, a federal judge has ordered election officials to review all provisional ballots and ordered the state not to certify the governor’s race before today. Republican Brian Kemp leads Democrat Stacey Abrams by almost 55-thousand votes.

Judge Postpones Decision Over CNN Reporter’s White House Credential

(Washington, DC-AP) — A Washington, DC judge is postponing a decision on a CNN reporter’s White House media credential. CNN sued President Trump and several top officials after the White House pulled Jim Acosta’s credential.

Judge Timothy Kelly was expected to rule on CNN’s request for a temporary restraining order this afternoon but put it off until tomorrow morning. CNN claims Acosta’s First Amendment rights were violated. The White House accused Acosta of inappropriate behavior at a presidential news conference last week.

CNN Suing Trump, Top White House Officials Over Reporter Flap

(Washington, DC-AP) — CNN is suing President Trump and several top White House officials. The network is demanding that White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s media credential be restored immediately. The White House suspended Acosta’s credential last week and accused him of behaving inappropriately in a news conference.

The President became annoyed about Acosta’s persistent questioning on illegal immigration. He told Acosta he was done then called the veteran reporter a rude, horrible person. CNN claims Acosta’s First Amendment rights were violated.

Dead Man Wins Nevada Election

(Pahrump, NV-AP) — A dead man has been elected to the Nevada state assembly. Famed brothel owner Dennis Hof was running as a “Trump Republican” when he unexpectedly died last month following a party for his 72nd birthday.

It was too late to remove his name from the ballot, so the county clerk’s office posted notices at all the polling places alerting voters that the candidate was dead. Hof beat his Democratic opponent Tuesday by a 70-percent vote. The board of county commissioners will replace Hof with another member of his party.

Attorney General Sessions Is Out

(Washington, DC-AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is out. Sessions submitted a resignation letter that was accepted by President Trump today. Sessions’ letter notes that he resigned at Trump’s request. Trump has been highly critical of Sessions since the attorney general recused himself from the Russia investigation. Trump is replacing the attorney general with Sessions’ chief of staff. Trump tweeted that Mathew Whitaker will become Acting Attorney General, bypassing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

It is not known why Rosenstein was bypassed. Trump also said he will nominate a new attorney general soon. Rosenstein oversees the work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Trump often calls the Russia investigation a witch hunt. Sessions was the first Republican senator to endorse Trump in the 2016 presidential campaign. He recused himself from the Russia probe because he was a high-level adviser to the Trump campaign.

Dems Regain Control Of House

(AP) — Democrats will have control of the U.S. House for the first time since 2010. Democrats needed to flip 23 seats in yesterday’s midterm elections and they exceeded that number. They did so by successfully targeting many Republicans in districts that Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election. It is a huge win for House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who lost the speakership when Republicans took over the House in 2011. The Democratic win also makes life more difficult for President Trump.

Democrats have pledged to aggressively investigate the President and his administration. Big fights can also be expected over Trump’s plan for a massive border wall and funding the government. That raises the possibility of some government shutdowns over the next two years.