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Entries Categorized as 'National Politics'

It’s The ‘Baby’ Versus The ‘Bully’–Donald And Dick’s Twitter Duke Out

August 7th, 2017 · 3 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Always titillating to read two septuagenarians blasting each other on Twitter. U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal has joined a bipartisan effort to limit Donald Trump’s ability to can special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of the White House. The Donald tweeted and Dick responded.

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‘Trump Has Met The Enemy–Trump’

August 3rd, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Even the polling firm run by Scott Rasmussen, who’s been  accused of statistical bias on behalf of Republicans, has Donald Trump’s approval rating under 40 percent. Barack Obama never went that low. The latest figures for Trump include 23 percent who strongly approve of Trump’s performance and 49 percent who strongly disapprove. A new poll also surveys […]

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McCain Breaks From GOP, Healthcare Repeal Fails, Prior To Vote Murphy: Process ‘Nuclear Grade Bonkers’

July 28th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

With John McCain breaking ranks early Friday morning with two other Republicans, repeal of parts of the Affordable Care Act failed. Does this mean the Republicans seven-year crusade is toast? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it’s time to move on.

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OIB Poll: Your Job Performance Choice, Ganim, Trump Or Really?

July 5th, 2017 · 9 Comments · City Politics, National Politics

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Murphy, Himes Sickened By Passage Of Republican Health Care Bill

May 4th, 2017 · 8 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Senator Chris Murphy and Representative Jim Himes issued the following statements after the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act by a vote of 217-213. It now goes on to the Senate for action.

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Why Trump Should Leave Republican Party, Register Unaffiliated

March 28th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics

Donald Trump should leave the Republican Party, register unaffiliated and build coalitions with moderate Republicans and like-minded Democrats if he wants to get things done.

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Finger Pointing The Republican Health Care Flop

March 25th, 2017 · 42 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Promising to change Washington and cut wonderful deals for the American people, Donald Trump flunked his first major test. Not easy for a president to be king.

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Questioning FBI Director Comey, Himes Morphs Into Jeff Daniels, ‘Most Honest Three Minutes In Television’

March 20th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics

Congressman Jim Himes, a member of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, had a starring role Monday questioning James Comey on a day the FBI director announced an ongoing federal investigation into Donald Trump’s political operatives colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Himes’ latest appearance resembles actor Jeff Daniels’ Will McAvoy role in […]

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