With the House of Representatives voting to impeach President Trump yesterday, the Senate will now hold a trial and vote on whether to remove Trump from office. However, unless it goes back in session with unanimous consent, which seems unlikely, the Senate remains in recess until January 19. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would not call an emergency session until then.
Ten Republicans in the House of Representatives, including Liz Cheney of Wyoming, supported impeachment. At least two Republicans in the Senate, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, have called on the President to resign. Assuming that all 50 Senate Democrats vote for removal and that all 100 Senators vote, at least 17 Republicans must vote for removal in order for it to be successful. Let’s take a look at where all 50 current Republican Senators stand.
I predict President Donald Trump will win re-election tomorrow in a closer Electoral College margin than in 2016. Former Vice President Joe Biden will win the popular vote in a margin larger than Hillary Clinton in 2016. However, this will not be enough to overcome the Republican advantage in the Electoral College. Factors in my prediction include opinion polls, the shy Trump voter effect, demographic changes, and candidate favorability. Continue Reading
During an appearance on the David Plouffe’s Campaign HQ podcast, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, accused 2012 and 2016 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein of being a Russian asset. Clinton also accused the Russians of “grooming” a current Democratic presidential candidate, presumably Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, to be a 2020 third party candidate and spoil the election in favor of President Donald Trump. Continue Reading
Justin Raimondo (1951 – 2019)
Antiwar.com founder and editor Justin Raimondo has succumbed to lung cancer at age 67.
Rest in peace.
With the 2018 Mid-Term election fast approaching this Tuesday, I foresee the following to be the most likely outcome:
- A net gain of 21 seats for Democrats in the House, with Republicans retaining a slight 221-214 majority, and
- A net gain of 2 seats for Republicans in the Senate, with Republicans holding a 53-47 majority
Corporate media outlets like CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times have recently claimed President Donald Trump attacks the First Amendment when he criticizes corporate media outlets for unethical journalistic practices and labels them the “enemy of the people.” Nevertheless, Trump has taken no legal action against any member of the corporate media (unlike the previous President), and has not advocated doing so. On the other hand, just this past month, the aforementioned corporate media outlets were actively involved in lobbying Silicon Valley tech utilities to censor independent media outlet InfoWars. Isn’t that an actual attack on the First Amendment?
A woman exhibiting severe Trump Derangement Syndrome
The level of hate aimed at President Donald Trump in the political sphere is much greater than what any of his predecessors faced. Members of Congress have endorsed public harassment of cabinet members, accused the President of capital crimes, and even suggested a military coup to remove the President from power. People in such prominent positions of power would never have even considered such careless rhetoric in the darkest days of the Bush and Obama presidencies. But we have entered a new era. Trump threatens the established order, and so, he and his followers are forced to feel the wrath.