Category Archives: CNN – Politics

Feds search locations tied to Baltimore’s mayor in connection with book scandal

Federal authorities on Thursday executed search warrants at the home and several locations tied to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh as part of an investigation into whether she improperly profited from a no-bid book deal steered to a Maryland medical system while she served on its board. The FBI and criminal investigators from the Internal Revenue…MORE

The case for and against Joe Biden’s 2020 chances

Former Vice President Joe Biden officially jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday — and his candidacy is perhaps the most analytically perplexing of any of the Democrats. He’s probably got the best chance of any Democrat running to win the nomination, but the other candidates combined have a significantly better shot than he…MORE

Joe Biden announces he is running for president in 2020

After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his decision to run for president for a third time, answering one of the biggest outstanding questions about the makeup of the 2020 race. The announcement came in a campaign video released Thursday morning. In his campaign announcement video, Biden rebuked the white…MORE

Joe Biden fights for old soul of Democratic Party with 2020 campaign launch

Joe Biden’s mission in the presidential bid he launched on Thursday is to prove he’s not a man out of step with the times. He must convince a Democratic Party pulsating with forces of youth, gender and racial diversity that is moving left on health care and college funding to ultimately turn to a traditional…MORE

Group sues Federal Election Commission over allegation NRA broke campaign-finance law

A gun-safety group is suing the Federal Election Commission for failing to act on its complaints claiming a pattern of the National Rifle Association improperly coordinating its political spending with Donald Trump and other Republican candidates in recent elections. The lawsuit, while focused on forcing the Federal Election Commission’s hand on a technical timing issue,…MORE

Weld: ‘If Donald Trump is an American patriot, he should resign’

Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld called on President Donald Trump to resign Wednesday, writing in an op-ed that the country would be “better served with a President Mike Pence.” “If Donald Trump is an American patriot, he should resign from office,” Weld, the only announced Republican primary challenger to the President, wrote in an op-ed…MORE

Bernie Sanders in 1970s Senate race called millionaire senators ‘immoral’

Bernie Sanders harshly criticized the wealth of US senators during his first campaign for office in 1971, calling it “immoral” that half the members of the Senate were millionaires. Sanders’ decades-old comments, which were picked up in December 1971 by the Bennington Banner, a local Vermont newspaper, are resurfacing as the US senator from Vermont…MORE

Trump digs in against Democrats but there may yet be consequences

It had been more than two years since Michael Caputo, the onetime campaign communications adviser to Donald Trump, had spoken to the man he helped elect president. It was a span that encompassed special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, a probe with which Caputo had cooperated. On Wednesday, after the prolonged silence, Trump summoned Caputo to…MORE

Cory Booker releases 10 years of tax returns

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey released 10 years of tax returns Wednesday, becoming the latest Democratic presidential candidate to take this step as President Donald Trump continues to keep his own finances out of public view. Booker had an adjusted gross income of $152,715 last year and paid $22,781 in federal taxes —…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…