Anthony Scaramucci (a.k.a. The Mooch) had a very bad week. A short one too. President Trump appointed him communications director over the objections of Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Mooch’s Very Bad Week Spicer got mad and quit, sort of. Mooch fired Priebus. His wife divorced him. Harvard Law School
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A recent study of deceased NFL players found that 99% suffered brain damage. We think Congress can do better.
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The Senate voted 51 – 50 to open debate on repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But it wasn’t easy. John McCain returned to the Senate floor from brain cancer treatment and voted yes. With the vote tied Vice President Mike Pence caste the deciding ballot. No Democrats voted in favor. Though some say they’re
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President Trump gave an interview to his favorite newspaper, the NYT. He allowed that he wouldn’t have appointed Jeff Sessions Attorney General had he known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russian allegations. Meanwhile A.G. Sessions has been busying himself by renewing the federal asset forfeiture program. Cover Your Asset Forfeiture Program A little pithier
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President Trump’s answer to the Senate health-care bill collapse was to stand back and allow ObamaCare to collapse too. There aren’t enough healthy customers paying premiums to cover the sick ones. And insurance companies are pulling out as ObamaCare heads into a death spiral. Trump claims that when the program fails he won’t own it.
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Here’s a nifty graphic from Axios AM. It’s based on data gathered by The Kaiser Family Foundation. The data show that most people are covered by group health insurance. But Medicaid comes in second. The Affordable Care Act encouraged states to expand Medicaid to the able bodied poor. The deal was that the feds would
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Last week the U.S. Supreme Court spoke up for free speech. The kind that offends. The Court ruled unanimously in favor of The Slants. The Slants are an Asian rock band whose federal trademark application was rejected on the grounds that its name is offensive. Justice Alito took offense at that. Here’s what he had to
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My favorite debate question ever was asked in the Georgia 6th District Congressional race. Republican Karen Handel asked her opponent John Ossoff – So, who ya gonna vote for? Ossoff, who lives outside the district, is ineligible to vote there. Who Ya Gonna Vote For? The campaign was viewed by Democrats as a referendum on
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Uber investors forced C.E.O. Travis Kalanick out of the company he founded yesterday. Here’s Reuters: The resignation sent shockwaves through Silicon Valley and leaves Uber’s board of directors with the problem of finding a dynamic leader who also has a steady hand needed to heal Uber after a bruising six months. Uber Founder Ejected And here’s MIT
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Shakespeare in the Park tried to improve on the Bard’s work by making Julius Caesar look like Donald Trump in a business suit. He is then assassinated by pc women and minorities. Rather than go for the unhinged Trump Derangement Syndrome angle, I thought I’d have a little fun with The Donald’s famous ego. Besides,
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Former FBI Director Comey told President Trump three times that he was not under investigation. But Hillary Clinton was. Sort of. Then Attorney General Loretta Lynch told Comey to refer to what he was doing with Hillary as a “matter“, not an “investigation.” Comey went along but said the order “confused and concerned” him. He
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Turns out Comey likes to leak too. He testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee that he leaked his own memos about a meeting with Trump. The leak was in response to Trump’s tweet that Comey had better hope there are no tapes of their meeting. Comey woke up in the middle of the night and decided to
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