Trump Watch August 31 2017

Day 215:

Kamala Harris comes out for single payer…:

I say hold back a little, Kamala Harris has been cuddling up to all the big establishment donors, she has been getting a lot of attention from the same folks who backed Clinton, and Obama not so much from the people who backed Sanders.

While I think this is a big deal, it might not be that the establishment forces are moving to the left, it might be that they can read the poll numbers like the rest of us and see that this is a very popular issue.

I will wait and see. I don’t know what Harris is up to, other than obviously setting up a presidential run.

She could have (and should have) put Mnuchen in jail, and that big insurance/pharma money is nothing to sneeze at in the establishment democratic party.

I just find myself very cynical and suspicious these days. Probably because we have a bunch of oligarchs running the show and they are not above a little bread and circus action to keep us plebs in line.

Do your research, and vote carefully.

Further Reading:

Kamala Harris announces she will co-sponsor single-payer health insurance

Trump and Manafort get big reminder that pardon power does not extend to state crimes

Texas Accepts Mexico’s Offer of Harvey Relief

Donald Trump suppressed report into coal mining’s risk to public health, accuses world-leading Nature scientific journal

White House acknowledges Trump lied about ‘witnessing first hand’ the devastation of Harvey

How President Trump turned hurricane relief into product placement for campaign swag

Almost all news coverage of the Barcelona attack mentioned terrorism. Very little coverage of Charlottesville did.

Missouri state rep says person who vandalized Confederate statue should be ‘hung from a tall tree’

Trump Will Fail at Tax Reform, Too

Income Inequality In Wisconsin At Highest Level Since Great Depression

Mueller teams up with New York attorney general in Manafort probe

Donald Trump is one of the biggest threats facing humankind: 50 Nobel laureates on what keeps them up at night

Rather: Trump ‘seized with fear’ over Mueller investigation

Trump claimed he witnessed Harvey’s devastation ‘first hand.’ The White House basically admits he didn’t.

White House Quietly Removes Sexual Assault Report From Website

Trump Touts ‘Middle Class’ Tax Relief But Only Detail He Offers Helps The Rich

Special counsel Robert Mueller just made a move signaling that the FBI is zeroing in on Paul Manafort

Fox News Poll: Voters’ mood sours, 56 percent say Trump tearing country apart

Trump wants Alfa Bank Trump Tower clean-up lawyer in key DoJ role

One of the Russians at the Trump Tower meeting just testified

Robert Mueller Just Took Away President Trump’s Best Leverage

Eric Trump says his father ‘tunes out’ criticism so he doesn’t kill himself


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