If Americans were a thinking people, or even a people capable of thought, how could such inconsistent disinformation dominate public discussion?What we should be scared about is that in America today, facts cannot compete with lies.
"I didn't want this job. I didn't seek this job," Tillerson told the Independent Journal Review in an interview during his recent Asia trip. When asked why he agreed to take on the position of secretary of State, Tillerson said his wife "told me I'm supposed to do this."
Neil Gorsuch will take the stand again today before the Senate Judiciary Committee to once again school Senate politicians on the value of "separations of power" despite their endless attempts to make him offer up his personal opinions on controversial legislation.
The Kagan family, America’s neoconservative aristocracy, has reemerged having recovered from the letdown over not gaining its expected influence from the election of Hillary Clinton. Back pontificating on prominent op-ed pages, the Family Kagan now is pushing for an expanded U.S. military invasion of Syria and baiting Republicans for not joining more enthusiastically in the anti-Russian witch hunt over Moscow’s alleged help in electing Donald Trump.
With political uncertainty near record highs (but equity market uncertainty near record lows), Goldman's Jan Hatzius analyzes the four biggest political risks receiving the most attention from market participants (and stand to create the most chaos if the priced for perfection market is disappointed).
After a full day allotted for "opening statements" yesterday, Neil Gorsuch once again takes the stand before the Senate Judiciary Committee today but this time he'll actually be entertaining questions rather than sitting in awkward silence as Democrats takes potshots at his professional career. Grab your popcorn because today's festivities are scheduled for 10 hours of fun.
Nine days after President Trump's now infamous "Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower" tweet, his administration has asked for more time to comply with a House Intelligence Committee request for evidence substantiating Trump's claims.
"We don’t pay teachers enough, and we don’t fire teachers enough... if you want your failing public school, you can keep your failing public school...But do not take away the option for someone else to remove their child from a toxic environment, and make their own choice..."
"I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see."
"Your ad hominem attacks about "right wing" radio host and conspiracy theory stuff ... incredible... Your lack of curiosity and dishonesty about such matters and in dealing with me demean you and your profession..."
In the latest dramatic plot twist to emerge from Trump's accusation that Obama wiretapped the Trump Tower prior to the election, the NYT reports that FBI director James Comey asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly reject President Trump’s allegation that Obama eavesdropped on the soon-to-be president.