Make no mistake. Bannon and LaPierre run this country. Trump is just a puppet who craves adulation—and that makes him all the more dangerous. When congressional Republicans voted to allow the mentally ill access to firearms, it confirmed they have sold their souls to the NRA. And now the NRA isn’t just content to wage war against the phantom threat to the Second Amendment. With Bannon’s... View details ⇨
If Steve Bannon, the president’s chief strategist, is one ideological pillar of the Trump White House, Peter Thiel, operating from outside the administration, is the other.
Many of his employees have taken to calling him “the shadow president.”
I predict a comeback for the truth. To the degree that certain solutions are created not based on facts, I believe these won’t be as successful as those that are based on facts. Democracy is a self-correcting thing. (Bill Gates)
Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said that Republicans in Congress have begun to take the Russian accusations more seriously.
"I think it's all converging to a point where people are collectively holding their breath and we will see what is the next shoe to drop," Whitehouse said. "My personal observation is that there is very little goodwill for [Trump] with Republicans in the Senate."
There are good political reasons for Issa to distance himself from Trump. But his remarks were the first sign that House Republicans might end up facing pressure from within their caucus to open investigations into the alleged ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.
"The biggest threat to informing the public in Russia is not censorship, state pressure or fake news: it’s the chaff constantly thrown out to keep the media distracted. There are politicians in Russia that throughout their decades-long careers have done nothing but make statements aimed at raising outrage or suggesting deliberately absurd bills, with the sole reason of staying in the... View details ⇨