Partisan Politics and Policy

Trump Administration Eases Some Financial Sanctions On Russia

Trump Administration Eases Some Financial Sanctions On Russia

While Trump has been busy attacking and offending Mexico and Australia and Germany and Britain and most of the U.S., he still found time to give a little gift to Russia. On Thursday, the Treasury Department announced that it is removing some of the sanctions Obama placed on Russia. Obama placed the sanctions because of […]

Trump At Prayer Breakfast: I Will ‘Totally Destroy’ The Johnson Amendment

Trump At Prayer Breakfast: I Will ‘Totally Destroy’ The Johnson Amendment

It seems that someone needs to explain the whole separation of Church and State thing to the new President. The Johnson Amendment is a 1954 provision in the U.S. tax code that prohibits churches and other tax-exempt non-profit organizations from opposing or endorsing political candidates. The amendment assures the separation of Church and State. And, […]

Trump Chooses Jerry Falwell, Jr. To Lead Higher Education Task Force

Trump Chooses Jerry Falwell, Jr. To Lead Higher Education Task Force

Trump and his team seem determined to transform the nation’s education system into an Evangelical Christian institution. On Tuesday night Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s Evangelical Liberty University informed NBC News that Falwell has been asked to lead Trump’s new Higher Education Task Force. Liberty University spokesman Len Stevens told NBC that Falwell will focus the task force […]

Why We Can’t Fall Into The ‘Shock Event’ Game

Why We Can’t Fall Into The ‘Shock Event’ Game

“If people realize they are being played, though, they can reach across old lines and reorganize to challenge the leaders who are pulling the strings.” As we all struggle to make sense of the chaos the Trump administration is creating, it’s worth noting that this insanity may be quite intentional. Heather Richardson is an American […]

Obama Puts Out Statement Against Trump’s Immigration Actions

Obama Puts Out Statement Against Trump’s Immigration Actions

President Obama told us that he would speak out if he thought things were being done to threaten our core values. And he’s now keeping his word. On Friday, Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that has caused chaos and major backlash worldwide. The order bans refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days, bans […]

Look What Trump And Putin Talked About Saturday

Look What Trump And Putin Talked About Saturday

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had their first official phone call on Saturday. If you were already worried about the Trump/Putin relationship, this will not make you feel any better. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had their first official phone call on Saturday. And, according to the Kremlin, the two leaders had a pleasant conversation […]

Steve Bannon: Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’- ‘You Have No Power’

Steve Bannon: Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’- ‘You Have No Power’

“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile.” Trump’s chief strategist and leader of the alt-right movement, Steve Bannon, rarely speaks to the press, with the exception of his own Breitbart News. But on Wednesday night he gave a very hostile interview to the New York […]

Rex Tillerson Visits State Department, Entire Senior Staff Resigns

Rex Tillerson Visits State Department, Entire Senior Staff Resigns

On Wednesday Rex Tillerson went to the Department of State to introduce himself. Also on Wednesday a group of top career officials in the Department quit. A large group of top career officials at the State Department resigned on Wednesday, the same day that the new Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, made a visit to […]

Trump Freezes EPA Grants And Bans Employees From Talking About It

Trump Freezes EPA Grants And Bans Employees From Talking About It

The Trump administration has frozen all EPA grants and contracts. And they have banned employees from providing updates to reporters or on social media. The latest Trump nightmare is what he’s doing to the Environmental Protection Agency. The Trump administration has placed a freeze on all EPA grants and contracts. And EPA employees have been […]

Trump To Privatize PBS, NPR And Eliminate National Endowment Of The Arts

Trump To Privatize PBS, NPR And Eliminate National Endowment Of The Arts

Donald Trump is set to take an ax to government spending. His elimination of public services is dramatic and very disturbing. Under Trump’s plan the departments of Justice, State, Energy, Transportation, and Commerce will all have their budgets dramatically slashed. And several programs that fall under their jurisdiction will be eliminated entirely. Trump plans to privatize […]

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