Some pointed to the neocons, noting that the architects of the Iraq War (John Bolton aside) had expressed a desire for a competent manager of empire; some even took this to mean that Trump, an avowed and increasingly accomplished militarist, was, if not a dove, at least not a hawk. WikiLeaks founder and fugitive Julian Assange, once considered a fellow traveler by many on the left, offered pro bono campaign advice to the greater but “anti-establishment” evil, telling a sympathetic John Pilger that Hillary, by contrast, was the candidate of “what we call ‘the establishment,’ or the ‘D.C. consensus.’” … [Read more...] about ‘Anti-Establishment’: America’s New Syphilitic Politics of the Far Left and Alt-Right
Aiken asked Pollak, “Do you feel that Donald Trump has a weakness when it comes to race relations? Do you really feel he’s been better at race relations than previous presidents have been? I’m trying to figure out where on the spectrum you think he lies. … I think it may be a little bit laughable to imply that Donald Trump has had a healthy record on race relations. Where do you feel he lies on the spectrum?” … [Read more...] about Four-on-One: Breitbart News’s Joel Pollak Takes on Entire Politicon Panel over Trump ‘Racist’ Claim
“This is a long-term play,” said Steven Billet, a former AT&T lobbyist who teaches PAC management at George Washington University. “She’s more of a moderate than people are giving her credit for. If I’m a pharmaceutical guy, I’m saying, ‘You know what? Maybe this is somebody we can work with down the road.’” … [Read more...] about Big Pharma Is Betting on This Rookie Arizona Senator
Democrat Elijah Cummings chairs the House Oversight Committee, a tough job made tougher by White House stonewalling and by Republicans on the committee trying to torpedo an investigation into prescription drug pricing. Ranking member Jim Jordan of Ohio and his GOP sidekick Mark Meadows sent letters earlier this month to the CEOs of 12 pharmaceutical companies advising them not to cooperate with Cummings’ requests for information, alleging that the chairman would leak the information and tank stock prices. … [Read more...] about House Republicans Tell Big Pharma to Stiff-Arm Congress
As the White House and Congress work out a deal, a contingent of lawmakers has attempted to raise the alarm about EIDL. On Thursday, more than 100 House members sent a letter to Jovita Carranza, the chief of the Small Business Administration, expressing their concern over “severe oversubscription” of EIDL loans. “We recognize the EIDL system was never designed to process a disaster of this magnitude,” wrote the lawmakers, “however, we are concerned that many small businesses cannot wait much longer to receive EIDL funds from the federal government.” … [Read more...] about Five Million People Need This Lifeline. But It’s Gone Broke.