Trump Losing Key GOP Support

A New York Times report yesterday revealed that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to halt the criminal investigation into ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, who provided false information about his communications with the Russian government. “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Trump … Continued

Reactions Swift, Harsh over Comey Firing

President Donald Trump earned criticism and questions after last night’s surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey. Republican reactions were more mixed than those coming from political commentators and Democrats, but still included calls for an independent investigation. John McCain used the occasion to continue his calls for a special prosecutor. “While the President has … Continued

GOP Congress May Get Burned By Their Own Browser Histories

Two fundraising campaigns have so far raised more than $250,000 to purchase and reveal the browsing histories of Republican lawmakers who backed S.J. Res. 34, a bill to repeal Obama-era privacy regulations for internet service providers. The Federal Communications Commission last year adopted the privacy rules, which required internet service providers to ask customers for their consent … Continued

Congress Just Voted to Allow States to Drug Test the Unemployed

Under a new GOP bill,  people could be drug tested to receive unemployment benefits. The bill passed the Senate by a party-line vote of 51-48 and now heads to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature. “The American people are sick and tired of Washington bureaucrats abusing their authority to undercut the will of … Continued

GOP Leaders Are Starting To Do The Once Unthinkable

[DIGEST: New York Times, CNN] Donald Trump has “undermined the character of the nation,” according to Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, a political activist and top Republican donor, who called Trump a “dishonest demagogue” who would lead the United States “on a very dangerous journey.” Whitman indicated she would throw her support behind Hillary Clinton. Though … Continued

Chaos Erupts Early on the GOP Convention Floor

[DIGEST: New York Times, Politico] On the first day of the Republican National Convention, chaos already has threatened what organizers hoped would be a smooth nomination for Donald Trump. Delegates opposed to Trump’s presidential candidacy pressed convention organizers for a “roll call” vote on the convention rules themselves. Such a vote would require all 2,472 … Continued

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