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Giuliani role unnerves some congressional Republicans

Giuliani role unnerves some congressional Republicans

Even as House Republicans mount a vigorous defense of President Donald Trump amid the impeachment inquiry, some are growing uneasy about the role that Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani played in carrying out US policy with Ukraine — and say there needs to be more investigation about his efforts. Several Republicans who sit on the…MORE

Giuliani will defy House Democrats’ impeachment subpoena

Giuliani will defy House Democrats’ impeachment subpoena

Rudy Giuliani will defy House Democrats’ impeachment subpoena, a letter his attorney sent to Congress on Tuesday said. Giuliani is also now parting ways with his personal attorney Jon Sale who has represented him in impeachment matters, Giuliani told CNN. Giuliani told CNN Tuesday that Sale will stop representing the former New York City mayor…MORE

7 things to watch during the CNN/New York Times Democratic presidential debate

7 things to watch during the CNN/New York Times Democratic presidential debate

Twelve Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage here at Otterbein University on Tuesday during a swirl of news back in Washington and on the other side of the world. Since Democrats last took the stage in September, House Democrats have opened an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump for his attempts to pressure Ukraine…MORE

Does Joe Biden have a Hunter Biden problem?

Does Joe Biden have a Hunter Biden problem?

Hunter Biden’s decision to speak publicly about his seat on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company — and his relationship with his father — makes clear that he, at least, is concerned that he could be a problem for his father’s 2020 presidential campaign. “I did nothing wrong at all,” Hunter Biden told…MORE

DNC warns of heightened disinformation activity ahead of debate

DNC warns of heightened disinformation activity ahead of debate

The Democratic National Committee warned presidential campaigns on Monday of “heightened disinformation and discourse manipulation activity” around the Democratic debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times. CNN has previously reported how Russian government-linked trolls were active online during debate nights in 2015 and 2016, but the DNC’s warning also included what it views…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…