Ross was no moral paragon. Opportunism had more to do with his vote than political courage. He had been appointed just two years earlier to fill the term of a Kansas senator who had committed suicide. As a temporary placeholder, Ross had no political future unless he could secure ample patronage for his Kansas supporters. With a Democratic president, that prospect was slim. Then along came the Senate trial of Andrew Johnson, who had been impeached for violating a law that forbid him from firing Cabinet officers without congressional approval. … [Read more...] about Mike Pence invoked a racist president and a scoundrel senator to defend Trump — did he even know it?
“He’s wasting his money, he’s not going to win because he can’t,” Trump said. “He’s a terrible speaker, he can’t speak properly, he’s not a charismatic guy, he’s got money, he’ll spend as much money as he can.” … [Read more...] about Donald Trump: ‘Mini Mike’ Bloomberg ‘Wasting His Money’
He led the fight for years to privatize the state’s control over wine and liquor sales, and ultimately accepted a compromise that entailed the limited sale of wine in grocery stores and other private licensees, but otherwise kept the state’s control intact. … [Read more...] about Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai To Hold Press Conference Amid Speculation He’s Leaving Office
“I'm grateful to the chief justice, he did a good job, his demeanor was great, he maintained his patience,” Lee said. “I thought that was unfair of him to direct that at both sets of counsels because it felt to me like collective punishment for isolated guilt. … [Read more...] about Mike Lee: Only Dems’ House managers deserved to be called out by Justice Roberts
Sullivan earned a law degree from Villanova and started a career as a sports agent in the 1980s. His partnership with Jeff Sperbeck was acquired by Octagon in 2000. According to his bio in the Broncos’ media guide, Sullivan was credited with the creation of a “variety of player contract terms, including the guaranteed salary/option bonus structure.” … [Read more...] about Broncos lead contract negotiator Mike Sullivan not returning to club, source says