capitol building in snow

Donald Trump’s America: week four

This week’s (11-17 February) episode of Donald Trump’s America brings us the following: Trump praised his daughter, Ivanka, with both his @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS accounts, continuing his feud with Nordstrom’s for dropping her fashion line (2/11). North Korea fires a ballistic missile. At his private club Mar-a-Lago, Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe conducted national security deliberations […]

Sen. Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Murkowski (R-AK)

Collins and Murkowski bear responsibility for Betsy DeVos being Education Secretary

For the first time in the history of this country, a vice president had to break a tie vote (50-50) on a cabinet nomination. The nominee was Betsy DeVos. The tie was because two Republicans, Sen. Susan Collins (ME) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK) voted against their party. In back-to-back floor speeches, the lawmakers said Ms. DeVos was unqualified […]