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Steve Bannon Declares War On Republican Mega Donor Paul Singer

Last week, the New York Times confounded the expectations of many rabid followers of the various investigations into the Trump campaign when it revealed that the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative news website funded in large part by hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer, was the Republican-affiliated group that hired Fusion GPS – the opposition research […]

Google Is Using Hot Air Balloons To Restore Cell Service In Puerto Rico

While Elon Musk is pretending that he can rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with solar-powered batteries, Google wants to deliver cell phone service using balloons. Alphabet Inc., Google’s corporate parent, received permission on Friday from the FCC to begin providing emergency cellular service to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico using balloons. The effort appears to be a […]

Trump Talks Gun Control, And What We Will More Than Likely See From The Government

President Donald Trump was still appearing a little dismissive earlier today when he discussed the possibility of addressing gun laws in the future following the massacre in Las Vegas. Although his supporters were quick to say it was a “write off” and he would never enact gun control, Trump’s history before his campaign shows him […]

Angry Rand Paul Strikes Back: “I Won’t Be Bribed Or Bullied” On Obamacare Repeal Bill

Throughout the week President Trump has taken repeated shots at Senator Rand Paul for his continued resistance to the so-called Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill.  Among other things, Trump defined Paul as a “negative force when it comes to fixing healthcare” and said that he would forever by remembered as ‘the Republican who saved ObamaCare.’ “Rand […]

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Pardon Widens Republican Rift As McCain And Flake Blast “Lawless” Trump

It wasn’t just millions of Democrats that were left ‘triggered’ by Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio over the weekend as several prominent Republicans, including John McCain, Jeff Flake and Paul Ryan, also decided to take a very public stand against the decision.  Both McCain and Flake took to twitter to blast Trump’s apparent lawlessness […]

Graham Dares Trump: “Holy Hell To Pay if You Fire Sessions”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 27, 2017 12:20 PM Threat, promise, or red flag to a bull? After a few days of non-stop tirades against current Attorney-General Jeff Sessions by President Trump, increasing numbers of Republicans are coming out in support of the “beleauered” AG urging Trump to stop. As Bloomberg reports, a number of Republicans have called […]

Senate Passes Critical Motion To Advance Obamacare Repeal Efforts

Update 3:  Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote and the motion to begin debate on a repeal of Obamacare has officially passed. * * * Update 2:  With just two Republicans, Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voting ‘no’, the Senate has just passed a critical “Motion To Proceed” bill which will […]

Anthem Drops Obamacare in Ohio: 300,000 Without Insurance? Gruber Strikes Again

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / June 7, 2017  House Speaker Paul Ryan’s attempt to replace Obamacare was sheer madness. Left alone, Obamacare was imploding anyway. Republicans should have waited for Democrats to beg them to “do something”. Left alone, Obamacare was imploding anyway. Republicans should have waited for Democrats to beg them to “do something”. […]

McCain Leads Senate Mutiny As Three Republicans Join Dems To Reject Obama Drilling Rule Repeal

In a mini “mutiny” inside the Senate, moments ago three republicans joined with Senate Democrats to reject overturning an Obama administration rule limiting methane emissions from oil and natural gas drilling, also known as H.J. Res. 36. Only 49 senators voted to move forward with debate on legislation to undo the Bureau of Land Management […]

Trump’s Decision To Terminate Comey Is Now Delaying His Economic Reform Schedule

In JPM’s initial market comment this morning, reacting to the news of Comey firing, the bank said that “as far as the market is concerned, Comey’s dismissal saps Trump’s political capital and weakens relations w/Congress at the time when he is trying to move an ambitious pro-growth agenda through the Senate and House.” What JPM […]