Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Another Special Election, Another Really Bad Sign For The GOP

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

One might describe Arizona’s 8th Congressional District as … nondescript. Covering portions of Phoenix’s northern and western suburbs, including the Arizona Cardinals’ home stadium, the district isn’t all that geographically or demographically distinct, containing a largely older, largely white population of professionals and retirees. The area has traditionally been extremely Republican, having voted for John McCain by 22 points in 2008, Mitt Romney by 25 points in 2012, and President Trump by 21 points in 2016. It has a growing number of Hispanics, but Hispanics make up a considerably smaller share of the voting population than of its population overall. Nor was there anything especially unusual

Super Bowl champions Eagles planning White House visit

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

NFL Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles are planning to visit the White House in Washington. Such ceremonial visits to the White House – once a highlight for all professional and collegiate teams that earned the invitation – have become fraught with controversy during United States president Donald Trump's time in office. For example, NBA champions the Golden State Warriors did not visit last year after Trump "uninvited" the team because of star Stephen Curry's comments.

Still no word if and when Eagles will visit President Trump in the White House

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

There wasn’t much doubt the New England Patriots would be visiting the White House last offseason. President Donald Trump is more closely aligned with the Patriots than any other professional sports team. The Philadelphia Eagles are a much different case, and nobody seems sure when they’ll be going to the White House after winning Super Bowl LII.

Robert Reich: Trump Has Become More Dangerous Than Ever | Opinion

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

After smearing FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe with unfounded allegations that he lied to investigators, the new Trump made sure McCabe was fired just days before he would have been eligible for a pension after more than twenty-one years of service.

Donald Trump fundraiser held at Beverly Hills home of Bucs, Man U owner Ed Glazer

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the L.A. home of Bucs owner Ed Glazer Tuesday after he spent part of the day looking at border wall prototypes. Donald Trump is making his first trip to California as president, sending Los Angeles into its standard POTUS traffic panic with an added dose of Trump protests. Part of the reason he’s there is to slam Governor Jerry Brown and promote his dream of a border wall that the state does not want.

Trump uses Colts linebacker’s death to attack Democrats on border security and immigration

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

President Donald Trump on Tuesday used the death of an Indianapolis Colts linebacker to slam Democrats over immigration policy. Edwin Jackson was killed by a vehicle driven by a twice-deported immigrant living illegally in the U.S., according to reports. Trump, in a Tuesday morning tweet, said that it was "disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed" the 26-year-old Colts defender. "This is just one of many such preventable tragedies. We must get the Dems to get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration, FAST!" Trump then tried to strike a more conciliatory tone with a tweet in which he offered "prayers and best wishes" for Jackson's family. The president's latest immigration

Trump: ‘Disgraceful’ that man in US illegally killed athlete

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

President Donald Trump says it's "so disgraceful" that Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed by a person who is in the U.S. illegally. Trump is also prodding Democrats to work with him on illegal immigration and border security. Trump tweeted Tuesday: "So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This is just one of many such preventable tragedies. We must get the Dems to get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration, FAST!" Trump added in a second tweet: "My prayers and best wishes are with the family of Edwin Jackson, a wonderful young man whose life was so senselessly taken. @Colts." Authorities say the man suspected

Donald Trump Uses Football Player’s Death As Push For Immigration Crackdown

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

President Donald Trump conflated the death of Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson with a need for more stringent measures against illegal immigration. Authorities determined Monday that the driver responsible for the fatal incident that killed Jackson and his Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe, as they were pulled over on the side of an interstate early Sunday is Manuel Orrego-Savala, a Guatemalan citizen who was using the alias Alex Cabrera Gonsales. Orrego-Savala is living in the U.S. illegally and has previously been deported twice.

Malcolm Jenkins joins Eagles teammates who will refuse to visit White House

Monday, February 5th, 2018

At least three Philadelphia Eagles are already on the record saying they will not attend the White House should President Donald Trump extend an invitation to the newly crowned Super Bowl champs. Eagles players Chris Long and Torrey Smith made clear their intentions not to attend even before their 41-33 win over the New England Patriots, and teammate Malcolm Jenkins joined them after the game. “I personally do not anticipate attending that,” Jenkins told CNN’s “New Day” on Monday morning.

Donald Trump Watched Super Bowl With Cheerleaders — And Left Before Seeing Patriots, Tom Brady Lose

Monday, February 5th, 2018

President Donald Trump and his wife hosted a Super Bowl viewing party at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday night—complete with a private performance by college cheerleaders. Trump thanked the cheerleaders and band after the performance.