January 23, 2017

Trump bumps

As women marched, greater Washington’s troubled transit agency hosted more than one million riders, making Saturday the second-busiest day in Metro’s history and its busiest Saturday of all time. Only Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration brought more riders. 

A guide to Trump lies since his inauguration

Trump praises and hugs FBI director who helped him get elected 

The D.C. Trump International Hotel in the Old Post Office lost more than $1 million in net income during its first two months of operation and its revenues were $2 million less than estimates it provided to the General Services Administration, which owns the historic building, according to a letter released by House Democrats.

EPA Director-designate Scott Pruitt, as state senator, proposed one of the most onerous anti-abortion laws in the country, and as attorney general, he helped lead the opposition to the recent Department of Education guidelines on transgender students using gender-appropriate bathrooms... Pruitt has repeated the misleading claim that “scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connections to the actions of mankind.”

CIA director nominee Mike Pompeo has said he is open to changing the rules governing the interrogation of detainees, which could mean re-authorizing the use of the torture technique called waterboarding.

A team of prominent constitutional and ethics scholars filed the legal action with the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York early Monday, charging the billionaire real estate mogul with violating the constitutional clause that disallows officials from accepting benefits or gifts from foreign governments. Trump's refusal to divest from his business has left him in a position where he is receiving "cash and favors from foreign governments, through guests and events at his hotels, leases in his buildings, and valuable real estate deals abroad," CREW explains.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"violating the constitutional clause that disallows officials from accepting benefits or gifts from foreign governments."

And that didn't apply to Secretary of State Clinton with the millions of dollars foreign governments were pouring into Clinton Foundation coffers? Interesting

Anonymous said...

Trump officially pulled the US out of TPP negotiations today. The likelihood of that ever happening under a Clinton presidency is about close to zero.
The folks in the Heartland know how onerous these trade deals are, they've experienced first hand the economic devastation they've wrought. Now think hard on Obama's insistence upon implementation of not only TPP, but also TISA and TTIP, then dare you ponder why November 8th yielded a Trump victory? You can carry on to point of absurdity, which apparently seems to be your plan, about the Trump disaster, but do not fail to recognize that it was essentially made inevitable by the Democrats disconnect with the once gainfully working classes.

Dan Leyde said...

As attorney general of Oklahoma Scott Pruitt took money from the polluting industries and then sued the EPA on their behalf trying to lessen restrictions on mercury and arsenic emissions. He did away with the state's version of the EPA also.
As a complete shill for the fossil fuel industry, people are going to get sick and die if he gets in.