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Michael Flynn could leave sentencing hearing with no jail time

Michael Flynn could leave sentencing hearing with no jail time

On Tuesday, Michael Flynn may be the first defendant in Robert Mueller’s probe to receive his sentence and walk out of court with no jail time. He’d still be one of the most high-profile people convicted so far among Mueller’s cases. Flynn, who served as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser for less than a…MORE

Republicans in wait-and-see mode after judge strikes a blow to Obamacare

Republicans in wait-and-see mode after judge strikes a blow to Obamacare

Top congressional Republicans were quick to argue that a federal court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional won’t affect the immediate future for health care consumers and the legal battle will take a long time to play out. The comments from GOP leadership come, however, as some rank-and-file GOP lawmakers say that the…MORE

Mueller releases memo summarizing FBI’s interview with Michael Flynn

Mueller releases memo summarizing FBI’s interview with Michael Flynn

Special counsel Robert Mueller has released a January 2017 FBI memo detailing the interview by agent Peter Strzok and another FBI agent with President Donald Trump’s then-national security adviser, Michael Flynn. In the interview described in the memo, Flynn lied about his contact with then-Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak. The memo outlines…MORE

Don’t be fooled: Tennessee changes nothing about the 2020 Senate map

Don’t be fooled: Tennessee changes nothing about the 2020 Senate map

The first major surprise of the 2020 campaign came on Monday when Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) announced he would not run for a third term in two years’ time. “I am deeply grateful, but now it is time for someone else to have that privilege,” Alexander said in a statement. There’s a tendency when…MORE

Donald Trump just keeps making history (on Cabinet departures)

Donald Trump just keeps making history (on Cabinet departures)

Donald Trump is fond of reminding you — well, everyone really — that he is making history all the damn time. “Nobody’s done what I’ve done, and what this administration has done in the first two years, and we’re not even that close to two years,” Trump told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner last week. In…MORE

TSA says it will dial back controversial passenger monitoring program

TSA says it will dial back controversial passenger monitoring program

Questions remain about a controversial program that monitors American travelers who are not on any terror watchlists nor are suspected of terrorism or criminal behavior, despite changes the Transportation Security Administration has made to how it tracks them. Marshals will continue to follow and monitor those they identify as persons of interest, but they are…MORE

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Punching a Gift Horse in the Mouth

Amazon has ended a year of suspense by deciding that it is going to split its new second headquarters–“HQ2”–between cities just outside of New York and Washington, DC.  Hundreds of cities across the country had put together presentations and incentives packages for the retail giant hoping to land the 50-thousand high-paying tech jobs and the…

The Baraboo “Nazis”

Until yesterday, Baraboo, Wisconsin was known primarily as the home of Circus World–the town where the traveling circuses of yesteryear wintered–and where the Great Circus Train originated.  Now, Baraboo, Wisconsin will be known as the home of the “High School Nazis”.   A prom photo appearing to show a group of high school boys making…

The Birth of the Common Sense Party

For the first time since the Progressive and Bull Moose members returned to the Republican Party in the 1930’s, there is fertile ground for the formation of a viable third party in the US.  Don’t let Libertarians or Green Party members fool you, they have no chance to win anything–and actually only serve to increase…