Tantrum-Throwing Democrats Boycott Inauguration Day

After blasting Republicans for eight years for disrespecting President Barack Obama, Democrats are rallying around Rep. John Lewis and refusing to attend the inauguration of Donald J. Trump. At least 20 House Democrats have announced their intention to skip Friday’s ceremony, with many of them citing Trump’s war of words with Lewis as the motivating factor. That war began when ...

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Will Barack Obama Leave Us Alone After Friday?

It would be nice to imagine President Barack Obama returning to the quiet life of a civilian after the inauguration ceremony on Friday. While we know that Obama will be staying in Washington, D.C. for the next year or two, he has spoken of his desire to follow his predecessor – George W. Bush – into a life of relative ...

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NY Times: Trump’s Cabinet Too White and Too Male

Well, this was inevitable. Having put it off as long as they could, the New York Times condemned President-elect Donald Trump this week for choosing an executive Cabinet “more white and male than any first Cabinet since Ronald Reagan’s.” From the Times’ Jasmine Lee: President-elect Donald J. Trump’s cabinet is shaping up to have a smaller percentage of women and ...

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BuzzFeed Publishes Anti-Trump Trash Intelligence as News

Even after a year that was characterized by some of the most biased, shameful, left-wing “journalism” we’ve seen in our lifetime, BuzzFeed’s decision to publish unsubstantiated opposition research under the guise of news Tuesday is simply stunning. After building up their straight-news division over the past couple of years, the clickbait website had miraculously obtained a small modicum of respectability ...

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Republican Vows to Keep Investigating Hillary Clinton

President-elect Donald Trump has said he will not instruct his attorney general to investigate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server, but Republicans in Congress are not so willing to let the former secretary of state’s crimes slide. In comments to reporters on Monday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said he would move forward with inquiries into Clinton’s wrongdoing. “This was ...

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McConnell Tells Dems to “Grow Up” and Confirm Trump’s Cabinet

Democrats in the Senate are trying to delay confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s top Cabinet picks until the federal government’s ethics agency has all the paperwork it needs to vet his appointees. According to top Democrat leaders, the GOP is trying to race through the hearings without subjecting Trump’s nominees to their due scrutiny. And while they don’t have enough ...

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Russian Senator: Obama Hurt U.S. Democracy, Not Putin

A top official in the Russian Senate proposed Friday that President Obama should look closer to home if he wanted to figure out who undermined American democracy. A lot closer to home. On Twitter, Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov pushed back against Obama’s assertion that Russian hackers weakened the foundation of the 2016 election. “The U.S. democratic process was undermined not ...

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Sense of Doom Forming Around Obamacare Repeal

The start of the 115th Congress, just three weeks prior to the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, should have been a moment for unrestrained conservative celebration. Despite losing some seats in the Senate, Republicans are in the strongest position they’ve occupied in many years. With a GOP president about to take a seat in the Oval Office, this is the ...

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With Protest Fines, GOP is Making a PR Mistake

We’re only two days into the 115th Congress, and you could argue that Republicans have already made two easily-avoided PR errors. With their (quickly rescinded) vote to cripple the Office of Independent Ethics, they signaled to the public that they no longer wanted to be held to any kind of ethical oversight. Mistake number one. No doubt about that one. ...

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Can Jeff Sessions Restore Law and Order to Chaotic Chicago?

The final homicide figures out of Chicago for 2016 are disturbing by any measure. According to the Chicago Tribune, there were 779 homicides in the Windy City last year, a jump of 300 murders over the 2015 numbers. When you expand that figure to include all shootings – fatal and non – you have a city that experienced more than ...

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