US Politics in Trump era Public date: 03.10.2019 13:07:34

21 Jan 2018

Cory Booker Joins Senate Republicans to Kill Measure to Import Cheaper Medicine From Canada

In a statement to the media after the vote, Booker’s office said he supports the importation of prescription drugs but that “any plan to allow the importation of prescription medications should also include consumer protections that ensure foreign drugs meet American safety standards. I opposed an amendment put forward last night that didn’t meet this test.” This argument is the same one offered by the pharmaceutical industry.The measure introduced by Bernie Sanders would have passed without Democratic defections.
In a statement to the media after the vote, Booker’s office said he supports the importation of prescription...
2 May 2017

Barack Obama Is Using His Presidency to Cash In, But Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter Refused

Defenders of Barack Obama’s decision to do things like accept a $400,000 check for a speech to a Wall Street brokerage house argue that the former president might as well cash in — everyone else does. But that isn’t the case. It used to be the norm for presidents to retire to ordinary life after their stint in the White House — just ask Harry Truman. When the Democratic president was getting ready to leave the White  House in 1953, he was approached by many employers. The Los Angeles Times noted  that if he was “unemployed after he leaves the White House it won’t be for lack of job offers ... but [he] has accepted none of them.”
Defenders of Barack Obama’s decision to do things like accept a $400,000 check for a speech to a Wall Street brokerage...
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3 Feb 2017

Press Secretary Sean Spicer Falsely Accuses Iran of Attacking U.S. Navy Vessel, an Act of War

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asserted at Thursday’s press briefing that Iran had attacked a U.S. naval vessel, as part of his argument defending the administration’s bellicose announcement that Iran is “on notice.” It was Houthi rebels who attacked a Saudi frigate. This is how wars start.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asserted at Thursday’s press briefing that Iran had attacked a U.S. naval...
24 Dec 2016

Obama Allows Toothless UN Resolution Against Israeli Settlements to Pass

The article states that Obama has done more to shield Israel than any other of his predecessors. During the George W Bush years 6 of these resolutions passed UN resolutions. Additionally this resolution doesn't call for any sanctions to enforce this illigal activity.
The article states that Obama has done more to shield Israel than any other of his predecessors. During the George W...
25 Nov 2016

Reporter Who Laughed at Keith Ellison’s Trump Prediction Gives Platform to His Anonymous Critics

The New York Times article signaled that the establishment of the Democratic Party is opposed to Ellison's bid for DNC chair. The piece also notes some of the concerns about Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, that have been aired in recent weeks: He has left-wing views on the Middle East conflict; in his youth he had some affinity for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan; and he would be a part-time, not a full-time, leader of the DNC.
The New York Times article signaled that the establishment of the Democratic Party is opposed to Ellison's bid for DNC...
29 Oct 2016

At Hillary Clinton’s Favorite Think Tank, a Doubling Down on Anti-Iran, Pro-Saudi Policy

The Center for American Progress hosted a sort of preview  of Hillary Clinton’s Middle East policy on Tuesday, with a Clinton adviser and a Gulf state diplomat agreeing that the next president should double down on support for the Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, while ramping up action against Iran.
The Center for American Progress hosted a sort of preview  of Hillary Clinton’s...
16 Oct 2016

Aide Planted Anti-Bank Comments in One Paid Clinton Speech to Throw Reporters Off the Scent

A top aide calculatingly inserted a passage critical of the financial industry into one of Hillary Clinton’s many highly-paid speeches  to big banks, “precisely for the purpose of having something we could show people if ever asked what she was saying behind closed doors for two years to all those fat cats,” he wrote in an email  posted by Wikileaks.
A top aide calculatingly inserted a passage critical of the financial industry into one of Hillary Clinton’s many...
8 Oct 2016

Harvey Weinstein Urged Clinton Campaign to Silence Sanders’s Black Lives Matter Message

Hacked emails reveal that Harvey Weinstein a top Clinton fund raiser suggested to counter Bernei Sanders Black Lives Matter message with “the Sandy Hook issue” - a reference to Sanders’s opposition to lawsuits against gun manufacturers. Clinton used this message in her final debate with Sanders as well as in her ads.
Hacked emails reveal that Harvey Weinstein a top Clinton fund raiser suggested to counter Bernei Sanders Black Lives...

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