Monday, October 14, 2019

Tag: Speaker of the House

Paul Ryan was a villain and no one will miss him

The outgoing House speaker’s entire career was a cash grab for billionaires, capped off by a low trick to literally starve children.

The race to replace Paul Ryan says everything about party politics...

With Ryan out, Paul Nehlen, an open white supremacist, is the leading Republican, while Randy Bryce, a progressive populist, is running as a Democrat.

My Pick for the Next Speaker of the US House

While the Speaker of the House doesn't actually have to be a member of Congress, why don't we choose someone like a kindergarten teacher, a minimum-wage worker, or organic farmer to run the show? They might be exactly who is needed.

Hunting Hillary: Dim Speaker-to-Be Reveals Select Committee’s Partisan Goal

As the Republican-controlled House revealed yet another committee to investigate Benghazi, is this their way of "hurting Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign?"

Former House Speaker Charged with Concealing Blackmail Payments

Dennis Hastert, former House Speaker, was indicted for covering up large bank transactions and lying to the FBI. Forced to cover up past misconduct through blackmail payments, is Hastert squeaky clean reputation now tainted?

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

While Assange, Manning and Snowden languish, U.S. media rediscovers its love of whistle-blowers

When it was revealed about three weeks ago that a whistle-blower (and then at least one other and possibly up to four)...

Conservatives Criticize Michelle Obama For Bare Arms, Stay Silent On Melania Trump’s Nude Poses

Trump's wife, possible future First Lady, receives no criticism for nude photoshoots while Michelle Obama is insulted for bare arms.

Let’s get arrested with Jane Fonda

“It is unsustainable to continue to believe [in] our system of runaway, unaccountable, lawbreaking pursuit of profit.”

“You can’t take on a corrupt system if you take its money”: Bernie Sanders...

"Our grassroots-funded campaign is proving every single day that you don't need billionaires and private fundraisers to run for president."