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US Politics & Gov't

Sean Spicer Feeling Relieved After Resignation as White House Press Secretary
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sean Spicer, actress Melissa McCarthy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary, Anthony Scaramucci, SNL, resigns )

Dandelion
- 16 hours ago - cnn.com
The resignation marked the end of one of the most tumultuous tenures for a White House press secretary one that saw Spicer repeatedly undermined in his role as the White House public facing spokesman by the Presidents own public statements and tweets.
Pentagon Says Weapon Systems Will Cost Taxpayers $1.89 Trillion
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, defense, spending, government budget )

Freya
- 1 day ago - msn.com
Spending on major weapon systems - including the F35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Navy's Ford-class nuclear aircraft carriers - is on a steadily rising trajectory, posing huge funding challenges for the Trump administration and Congress.
During 'Made in America Week,' President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club Applies to Hire 70 Foreign Workers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, workers, labor, employment, Florida, hypocrisy )

Freya
- 1 day ago - msn.com
President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in FL has asked permission to hire 70 foreign workers this fall, attesting - in the middle of the White House's "Made in America Week" - that it cannot find qualified Americans to serve as cooks, waiters and the like.
Sean Spicer Finally Calls It Quits After 6 Months Of Humiliations
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, press secretary, resignations )

Freya
- 19 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Somebody pinch me! Is this really happening?
In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, DAPL, Standing Rock, NoDAPL, Federal court, justice, Army Corps of Engineers, violation of law, fishing rights, hunting rights, environmental justice, Trump, decisions, environmental impact assessment, lacking, Judge James Boasberg )

Evelyn
- 10 hours ago - theindigenousamericans.com
"[the Corps] did not adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice, or the degree to which the pipeline's effects are likely to be highly controversial" Court requested additional briefing
Spicer Out, A New Liar-in-Cheif In!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dishonesty, ethics, corruption, propaganda, Trump, republicans, lies )

Mitchell
- 16 hours ago - npr.org
The new communications director at the W.H. says that Trump has been doing "An amazing job," ...and the fun goes on!
Republicans Can Not Govern!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: propaganda, government, dishonesty, corruption, cover-up, congress, republicans )

Mitchell
- 3 hours ago - nytimes.com
David Brooks delineates some good points about the GOP's abysmal record, but.... Please see first comment.
A Despot in Disguise: One Man's Mission to Rip Up Democracy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, Koch brothers, propaganda )

Kathy
- 6 hours ago - theguardian.com
It's the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century. To read Nancy MacLean's new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America, is to see what was previously invisible.
5 Reasons Why Extraordinary Presidential Powers Make It Very Difficult to Nail Trump, His Family or His Team
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, corruption, investigations, nepotism )

Freya
- 3 hours ago - alternet.org
Pardon power and absolute lack of morals make for a toxic, lawless cocktail.
Everyday Erinyes #84
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Furies, child rape, statutes of limitations, law enforcement, Islamophobia, Facebook )

Joanne
- 57 seconds ago - politicsplus.org
A post on TomCat's blog. A few things this week which seem to me to command the attention of the Greek Furies.
   

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