...you RW types that think 'Obamacare' is/was some sort of economic millstone around your small-government necks, ought to read this Mother Jones article. It's short, and it's always nice to know what you had (*before* you hired people to take it away from you, of course!).
"I didn't know him, but I assure you, Vladimir Putin is no Daley. Richard Daley did not have his political opponents assassinated. He didn't send them into exile. He didn't put them in prison. He didn't silence the press. He didn't assassinate members of the press. He didn't exile members of the press. He sparred with them, and sometimes he was bested.There is no comparison, and I think we do ourselves a disservice by not recognizing on a bipartisan basis the gravity of the situation we…
Report: Obama was furious after Trump accused him of wiretapping
There is no conspiracy. There is a deep concern by people leaking information about the direction Trump-Bannon are directing the country. If common concern is a conspiracy, then so be it. Stripping the country of protections to fulfill a wild fantasy that Bannon has is dangerous, hypocritical and horrific. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.”
He promised he would be very tough, taking a much harder line with allies and adversaries alike, and said he would renegotiate the nuclear deal with Iran. Given how much he has conceded in his discussions so far, it’s a wonder Tehran isn’t practically panting for Trump to follow through.
"Based on the information available to us we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United State government either before or after Election Day 2016," intelligence committee chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and vice chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) said in a joint statement.
If he were only concerned with the unmasking of Americans caught up in incidental collection, Nunes could have instructed his committee staff to examine the matter and worked with Democrats on the committee on how best to handle the matter. Instead, he ran to the White House to share his information with the fellow who is the subject of an investigation Nunes is overseeing. Nunes was pulling a political stunt to provide Trump some cover.
"It's all, 'Ugh, millennials and selfishness and narcissism,' and 'oh my god, they're taking selfies.' It's like, 'No, this is how we're interacting with our world, and it's different from the way you interact with your world, and by the way, thanks for the mountains of debt.'"
Mann blasted Republicans for "going after scientists simply because you don't like their publications of their research—not because the science is bad, but because you find the research inconvenient to the special interests who fund your campaigns." He added, "I would hope we could all agree that is completely inappropriate."