It is truly difficult to wrap one’s brain around the dizzying swirl of headlines regarding President Trump and his administration.
–Cohen turns over documents on Moscow project to House panel
–White House launches fire-breathing campaign to attack House Dem probes
–Donald Trump is laying the groundwork to de-legitimize the 2020 election
–Democratic lawmaker announces plans to file impeachment resolution
–Trade Deficit Soars to Record Level
–US federal deficit widens 77% in first four months of fiscal 2019
–‘Grab that record’: How Trump’s high school transcript was hidden
–N.Y. regulators subpoena Trump’s insurance broker as probes of his campaign, White House and businesses multiply
–Second Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Census Citizenship Question Plans
And that sampling is just from Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank mused about the equally dizzying staff turnover in the Trump administration.
“The result of so much unhappiness with so many hires? After two years in the White House, Trump appears to be running not a country but a temp service.
“He has found himself, for example, filling and refilling the roles of White House communications director six times, deputy national security adviser five times, national security adviser and health and human services secretary four times each, attorney general and White House chief of staff three times each and secretary of state, defense secretary and press secretary twice — among many other such moves, including the staffing of a rotating cast of defense lawyers.”
Stephen Benson captured the revolving-door chaos for The Arizona Republic.
The above, you see, is what happens when Republicans get elected.
It is International Women’s Day! To celebrate, the DNC has a cool image for your phone.
The latest attempt to ban job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in Nebraska hit a dead end Tuesday.
But State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, who introduced Legislative Bill 627, took hope from strength of support for the bill and the “strong, loving” voices raised during debate.
“We’re closer than we were two years ago,” she said. “The LGBT community should feel heartened by this.”
Keep fighting the good fight, senator.
We’re getting close to the NDP’s Salute to State Senators on April 8.
The event includes dinner, drinks and live music with Mike and Kerry Semrad of the Bottletops.
The rockstar theme, “For Those Who Write The Bills, We Salute You,” celebrates our rockstar State Senators!
The federal budget deficit ballooned in the first four months of the 2019 fiscal year, growing 77% over the same period a year earlier as tax revenue plummeted and government spending went up. Figures released Tuesday by the Treasury Department showed the deficit hitting $310 billion, up from $176 billion a year ago.Treasury said that part of the increase in the deficit was due to a shift in timing of certain payments. … The growing deficit is being driven in part by the 2017 Republican tax reform, which sharply cut taxes for corporations as well as individuals.
This tax scam foisted upon Americans had the full-throated support of Nebraska’s GOP congressional contingent: Sens. Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer and Reps. Don Bacon, Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith.
Nebraskans need to remember that when these folks are up for re-election.
We close with some wise words from Esquire’s venerable Charles Piece, who weighed in on the Democratic National Committee’s decision to not let any of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Debates to be hosted by Faux (Fox) News:
“The Fox News Channel is now the propaganda arm of what increasingly looks like a criminal conspiracy masquerading as a presidency. The DNC has no sacred obligation to contribute to that grim farce. The only mistake the DNC made was considering the idea in the first place.”
–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director
March 10: NDP Training: Block Captain Training
April 8: NDP Salute to State Senators
April 9: City of Lincoln Primary Election
May 7: City of Lincoln General Election