Todd Beeton

About Todd Beeton

Todd Beeton is Senior Content Editor for The Social Edge. Before that, he served as Digital Director for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign, directing her social media content and strategy over four election cycles. During the 2008 election, Todd blogged about the presidential election as a front page blogger and editor for MyDD.com, a national progressive political site.

Articles by Todd Beeton

For a Short While There, California Electricity Prices Went Negative

California is producing so much solar energy that the prices dropped into negative territory this Spring. That means the energy producers actually had to pay utilities to take the energy they produced.


Trump Tweet about “Tapes” of Comey Lead to Calls for Subpoenas

President Trump now has a “tapes” problem of his own making. In his May 9th letter to James Comey informing him that he was fired, Donald Trump included a reference to “three separate occasions” when Comey supposedly informed the President that he was “not under investigation.” During an interview with Lester Holt two days later, Trump elaborated, describing a … Continued


Acting FBI Chief Testifies, Refutes White House Comey Claims

On Thursday, two days after Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the now acting head of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, testified in front of an open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee alongside other intelligence agency heads. In the previously scheduled hearing, the questioning focused largely on Comey’s firing and in his testimony, McCabe repeatedly … Continued


Fired FBI Director May Testify Anyway

A day after being fired by Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey was invited to testify in closed session in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee next Tuesday, May 16. The invitation was extended by both the committee’s Republican Chair, Senator Richard Burr, as well as its Democratic ranking member, Senator Mark Warner. Sen. Mark Warner … Continued


Rage, Frustration, Miscalculation Led to Comey’s Sacking

Late afternoon on Tuesday, the news came out of Washington that Donald Trump had unceremoniously fired FBI Director James Comey. Comey himself was in the Los Angeles FBI field office at the time and discovered the news as many of us did: on television. Comey’s firing was a culmination of Trump’s deep frustration at the persistence of … Continued


Sally Yates’ Testimony Highlights the Big Question Many Still Want Answered

On Monday, in dramatic testimony, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about her decision not to defend President Trump’s initial travel ban and about her meetings with the Trump administration warning them that Michael Flynn, then serving as Trump’s National Security Advisor, was lying about his contacts with Russian officials. … Continued


Texas Just Became a “Show Me Your Papers” State

Texas Governor Greg Abbott took to Facebook Live Sunday night to sign SB4, which bans sanctuary cities in the state of Texas and allows local law enforcement to inquire into the immigration status of anyone they detain for any reason. Tonight I signed the law that bans sanctuary cities in Texas. Stiff penalties for violators. #txlege #tcot … Continued


Outrage Over ACA Repeal Already Spells Big Trouble for GOP

After 217 House Republicans voted for the AHCA yesterday, Democrats in the chamber broke out into a chant of “Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye,” harking back to 1993 when Republicans sang the same song to Democratic Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky of Pennsylvania who cast the deciding vote for President Clinton’s deficit reduction package that raised taxes. Turns … Continued


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