Archive for July, 2017

President Trump removed Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, ending a tumultuous tenure in the West Wing that lasted just 10 days.

Source: Perspectives: Dan Rather: Well that didn’t take long. Looks like Anthony (the Mooch) Scaramucci is out.


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Hackers at a conference in Las Vegas were able to successfully breach the software of U.S. voting machines in just 90 minutes on Friday, revealing major security deficiencies in America’s election infrastructure.

Source: Perspectives: The Hill — Hackers break into voting machines in 90 minutes

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George Will writes that people overly concerned and worry that Trump’s outrageous Boy Scout speech, and his law and order speech encouraging police officers to overlook due process and embrace brutality, diminishes the presidency are missing the point, which is: For now, worse is better.

Source: Perspectives: National Review — When a Diminishing President Is a Good Thing


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Donald Trump’s tweets show just how weak and unpresidential he is. His tweets are plaintive, shrill little cries, usually just after dawn. The truth is that if he were presidential he’d be building momentum, gaining support, he’d have health care and more. He would be getting it done.

Source: Perspectives: WSJ — Trump Is Woody Allen Without the Humor


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Trump threatens to end Obamacare’s cost sharing reductions in an effort to force Republicans to continue repeal efforts or otherwise he will force failure of President Obama’s signature legislation.

Source: Perspectives: The Hill — Trump threatens to end ObamaCare payments unless repeal passes


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US President Donald Trump’s ravings against the 2015 Paris climate agreement are partly a product of his ignorance and narcissism. Yet they represent something more. They are a reflection of the deep corruption of the US political system, which, according to one recent assessment, is no longer a “full democracy.” American politics has become a game of powerful corporate interests: tax cuts for the rich, deregulation for mega-polluters, and war and global warming for the rest of the world.

Source: Perspectives: The Koch Machine and America’s Broken Democracy (VIDEO)


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It’s fitting that President Trump reacted to the epic collapse of the GOP repeal-and-replace push by vowing to keep up his campaign to sabotage the Affordable Care Act. ‘Let Obamacare implode, then deal,’ Trump tweeted, meaning the administration should continue undermining the law, to force Democrats to the table to … well, it’s not clear what he wants from them, but it is clear is that he will continue sabotaging the ACA out of sheer rage and spite.

Source: Perspectives: Now that Trumpcare has failed, it’s time to drop all the lies


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