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McConnell Uses Mueller Report To Place Blame On Obama

On Congress’ first day back in Washington, D.C., since Attorney General Bill Barr released his summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell swiftly used the four-page letter to criticize former President Obama. McConnell argued that the report shows that Obama was unprepared to address Russian election meddling efforts, but the majority leader conveniently ignored his reported attempts to water down the Obama White House’s attempts t...
Tags: News, Putin, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell, Dc, Caitlin Macneal, Congressional, Denis McDonough, McConnell, Robert Mueller


Peak Indifference: are we reaching climate's denial/nihilism tipping point?

I use the idea of peak indifference to describe the moment when activists no longer have to try to convince people that a problem is real (the problem does that itself, by ruining ever-more-people's lives), and then the job switched to convincing people that it's not too late to do something about it (if the day you finally decide to take rhino population declines seriously is the day they announce there's only one rhino left, there's a powerful temptation to shoot that rhino and find out what ...
Tags: Post, News, Congress, Climate, Yale, Dc, Nihilism, Denialism, Clive Thompson, George Mason, Doctorow, Peak Indifference, David Wallace Wells, Alvaro Dominguez, Leiserowitz, Sunrise Movement


Dems Avoid Bloody Primary In Key Senate Race

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) has decided against a Senate bid, a huge relief for Democrats who worried a competitive Senate primary in the state could damage their chances at defeating Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) in 2020. Gallego told the Arizona Republic that he wouldn’t run in order to avoid a costly primary against former astronaut Mark Kelly (D), the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) who is already in the race. “I don’t want to engage in a bitter primary all the way until the genera...
Tags: News, Senate, Dc, Democratic Party, Kelly, Arizona Republic, Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly, The Republic, Martha McSally, McSally, 2020 Elections, Cameron Joseph, Ruben Gallego, Gallego, Sen Martha McSally R AZ


Verified Expert Lawyer: Mike Lincoln

In 1999, Mike Lincoln co-founded the first East Coast office of top Silicon Valley law firm Cooley LLP. Over the last two decades, he has built out the practice to extend well beyond the region, today covering Boston and New York too, while also heading up the firm’s business department, and serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia. Along the way, he has collected an impassioned group of founder clients, more than two dozen of whom had a lot to tell us about how he has helpe...
Tags: TC, New York, Boston, Tech, Palo Alto, Chicago, Washington Dc, Aol, Silicon Valley, Dc, Lawyers, East Coast, EMC, Eric Eldon, East, Latham


Watch the Legends of Tomorrow Midseason Sizzle Reel

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Watch the Legends of Tomorrow midseason sizzle reel The CW has released a sizzle trailer for the midseason premiere of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The video offers us a glimpse of the crazy antics we should expect in the upcoming episodes, highlighting how much the world depends on franchise superheroes. Featuring the team cosplaying Supergirl, Green Arrow and the Flash, you can check out the video below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = P...
Tags: TV, Movies, Mexico City, TV News, The Cw, Dc, Cw, Mona, Bureau, Ray Palmer, Tom Wilson, Hank, Matt Ryan, Constantine, Sarah Schechter, Caity Lotz


Could Ben Ray Lujan Leave House Leadership For A Senate Bid?

With Sen. Mark Udall’s (D-NM) decision to retire, another scion of a powerful southwestern political dynasty could move up to replace him — if he wants it. Three top Democrats with New Mexico ties told TPM that Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) would be the instant frontrunner for Udall’s seat should he decide to run for it. “I don’t see how Lujan isn’t the immediate front runner,” one Democrat who’s worked New Mexico races told TPM. “He has a substantial local infrastructure, seniority, and access to...
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, New Mexico, Dc, Mark Udall, Democratic Party, Pelosi, DCCC, Steve Israel, New Mexico House, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Lujan, Steve Pearce


New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall Won’t Run For Reelection

The Senate is about to be Udall-less for the first time in decades. Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) announced he won’t seek reelection on Monday, opening up a seat in the Democratic-leaning state and potentially ending a bipartisan political dynasty that stretches back a century. “The worst thing anyone in public office can do is believe the office belongs to them, rather than to the people they represent. That’s why I’m announcing today that I won’t be seeking re-election next year,” Udall said in a st...
Tags: News, Senate, New Mexico, Dc, Udall, Tom Udall, Cameron Joseph


Shazam! is the first DC movie my daughter and I really enjoyed

Last Saturday night both my 11-year old daughter and I really enjoyed DC's new Shazam! True to my memories of the Shazam/Captain Marvel of my youth, but much, much more fun, Shazam! delivered on the 2 or so hours of entertainment you expect from a movie. Unlike every other DC movie we've seen. I liked Wonder Woman, my kid fell asleep. The rest of the DC universe films have been such trash we shut them off after a few minutes. My kid would rather watch YouTube garbage. I would rather w...
Tags: Video, News, Dc, Shazam, Freddy, Billy Batson, Zachary Levi, Darla, Faithe Herman, Billy Batson Asher Angel, Will the real Captain Marvel please stand up, Jack Dylan Glazer


BREAKING: DC Circuit Issues Temporary Stay on Bump Stock Ban

BREAKING: DC Circuit Issues Gun Owner a Temporary Stay of ATF’s Bump Stock Ban . "Thursday, a Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking the ATF’s new rule that re-classifies bump stocks as machine guns. That ruling only applies to the plaintiff who filed that suit. Today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has done the same thing. Like the Tenth Circuit’s ruling, this one only applies to plaintiff Damien Guedes who brought the suit along with the Firearms...
Tags: Weapon, Dc, Firearms General Discussion, ATF, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Firearms Policy Coalition, DC Circuit Court of Appeals, DC Circuit Issues, Like the Tenth Circuit, Damien Guedes


Forget Trump: The nation’s capital comes to life each spring with boys, blossoms & parties

Spring could be the best time to visit our nation’s capital.
Tags: Washington, Lifestyle, Dc, Cherry Blossoms, Gaycities Link, Trump


7 Things to Do Indoors in DC

If you’re in the DC area this weekend, you may need to be looking for something great to do that is indoors. I love our area but this rain is kicking my mood to the curb. I thought I’d share 7 things to do indoors in DC for you. 7 Things to Do Indoors in […] The post 7 Things to Do Indoors in DC appeared first on I Like It Frantic.
Tags: Blogging, Dc, Baltimore/DC


Trump: U.S. Should ‘Fully Recognize Israel’s Sovereignty’ Over Golan Heights

President Trump declared that the United States should recognize Israel’s sovereignty of the disputed territory in the Golan Heights, breaking with a half-century of U.S. policy over the region. Israel took the territory from Syria in a 1967 Six Day War. Ever since then, the international community — including the U.S. — has held that the territory is Syrian by right and under Israeli occupation. Trump made the momentous announcement via Twitter, his latest huge move towards backing Israeli’s ri...
Tags: News, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, America, Iran, Syria, United States, Middle East, State Department, Dc, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Netanyahu


After Disney Acquisition of Fox, James McAvoy Is Up For The Jump To DC

After Disney acquisition of Fox, James McAvoy is up for the jump to DC For eight years now James McAvoy has enjoyed a steady career with the lead role in the prequel storyline of the hit comic book film franchise X-Men, but as time has gone on and the franchise’s future is being called into question, the Scottish actor is already setting his sights on a new path: The Distinguished Competition. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Dc Comics, James McAvoy, Batman, Dc, Deadpool, Chris Evans, Phoenix, Disney Fox, Charles Xavier, McAvoy, Movie News, Losers Club, Bill Denbrough, Fox James McAvoy


Health industry lobbyists are posing as "ordinary citizens who don't want Medicare for All"

Here are some "ordinary citizens" who have recently been featured in the press as people who are completely OK with the state of American healthcare and totally opposed to Medicare for All or any other project to reform America's worst-in-the-world health care system: "Mustafa Tameez, businessman, Texas" (Tameez is managing director at Texas-based Outreach Strategists, a public affairs and lobbying firm that reps Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, University of Texas Physicians, and St. Luke’s Ho...
Tags: Health, Post, Corruption, Florida, Texas, News, America, Iowa, Jeb Bush, Medicare, Roy, Dc, Astroturf, Republican, ACA, St Luke


Chella Man Joins Titans Season 2 as Deathstroke’s Son Jericho Wilson

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Chella Man joins Titans season 2 as Deathstroke’s son Jericho Wilson Following the recent addition of Esai Morales as Deathstroke, DC Entertainment has announced that 20 year-old model and social media influencer Chella Man has signed on to portray the role of Deathstroke’s son Jericho Wilson in the upcoming second season of DC Universe’s Titans. Man gained recognition through posting videos and blogs on Social Media as he openly spoke about his gender transition and what...
Tags: TV, Movies, Social Media, TV News, Dc, Brenton Thwaites, Caribbean, Hawk, Jericho, Titans, Sarah Schechter, Deathstroke, ComingSoon, Esai Morales, DC Universe, Dick Grayson


Bernie Sanders Hires Fierce Biden, Beto, Harris Critic As Top Adviser

Bernie Sanders has brought an old ally back into the fold — one who has a long-running history of painting a number of Sanders’ top 2020 foes as being corporatist traitors. Sanders’ campaign announced Tuesday that he’s hired journalist David Sirota as a senior communications adviser and speechwriter. Sirota began his career in populist-liberal politics, working as Sanders’ press secretary back when he was a House member before working for a number of Democratic candidates and elected officials...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, House, Dc, Biden, Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Rourke, David Sirota


Legends of Tomorrow Episode 4.09 Photos Reveals an Unlikely Romance

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Legends of Tomorrow episode 4.09 photos reveals an unlikely romance The CW has released the promo images for Legends of Tomorrow‘s upcoming ninth episode and mid-season premiere titled “Lucha De Apuestas,” revealing an unlikely romance between Ramona Young’s character Mona and Darien Martin’s Konane, a werewolf-like magical creature called a kaupe. The new episode is set to air next month on April 1. Check out the photos below! PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Mexico City, TV News, The Cw, Dc, Cw, Mona, Bureau, Ray Palmer, Tom Wilson, Hank, Matt Ryan, Constantine, Sarah Schechter, Caity Lotz


DOJ lawyers head to court to block suit against Trump over DC hotel

Government lawyers are due in federal appeals court Tuesday to argue their case for why the District of Columbia and Maryland shouldn't be allowed to sue President Donald Trump over his ongoing interest in his family company, the Trump Organization.
Tags: Maryland, Cnn, Dc, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump


Brazil’s Far-Right President Makes Unusual CIA Visit On First Official US Trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Brazil visited CIA headquarters Monday on his first official trip to the U.S., an unusual move that reflects the country’s shift in leadership to a more pro-American stance. President Jair Bolsonaro planned to discuss “international themes in the region” at the visit to headquarters in Langley, Virginia, according to his son, Eduardo, a Brazilian lawmaker accompanying him. Eduardo Bolsonaro described the CIA as “one of the most respected intelligence agencies...
Tags: News, Washington, America, World news, Ap, Edward Snowden, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, Cia, Dc, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, National Security Agency, Trump, U S Chamber of Commerce, Eduardo


James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ is a “Total Reboot,” According to Producer Peter Safran

Last week, the best news of the year came with word that Disney and Marvel Studios had reversed their decision to remove James Gunn as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The filmmaker will return to the franchise that he originated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but before that, James Gunn will have to make good on his deal to enter the DC Extended Universe with The Suicide Squad. The Suicide Squad has been referred to as the sequel to the 2016 movie Suicide Squad, but according...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Dc Comics, Sequels, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, Dc, Will Smith, James Gunn, Deadshot, Margot Robbie, Marvel Studios, Warner Brothers, Safran, Peter Safran


‘Shazam!’ Nabs April China Release Date

Warner Brothers’ “Shazam!” will hit Chinese theaters on April 5, the same day it premieres in North America. The studio’s last superhero flick to wow mainland audiences was the James Wan-directed “Aquaman,” which made a super-sized $298 million in the country, making it the studio’s top-grossing title in the Middle Kingdom to date, as well […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Dc, North America, Aquaman, Warner Brothers, Shazam, Middle Kingdom, James Wan, Warner Brothers Shazam


James Gunn Rehired to Direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ [Updated]

Whoa – here’s something totally unexpected. Disney has rehired James Gunn as Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director after firing him months ago due to offensive, years-old tweets. Deadline has the report, and they’ve confirmed with Marvel and with Gunn’s representatives that the filmmaker will indeed return to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after the studio fired him last July. The outlet says this decision “was mulled and actually made months ago, following conversati...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Suicide Squad, Dc, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Marvel Studios, Adam Mckay, Alan Horn, Gunn, Taika Waititi, Kevin Feige, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar


Vulnerable 2020 Senate Republicans Stick With Trump On Border Declaration

A dozen Senate Republicans voted to end President Trump’s emergency declaration on Thursday. But those with the most to lose from Trump’s unpopularity stood by their man. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was the only one of the Senate Republicans who face potentially tough 2020 reelection races broke with Trump on the vote. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), David Perdue (R-GA), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) all voted to protect his emergency declaration....
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Trump, Democratic, Donald J Trump, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Gardner, Cory Gardner, Tillis, Thom Tillis, Sen Susan Collins, John Cornyn, Martha McSally


Capitol Police arrest man projecting 'Discrimination is Wrong' on Rayburn House Office Building

WUSA9's Mike Valerio reports that Capitol Police in Washington, D.C. have arrested a man who was projecting the words 'Discrimination is Wrong' on the exterior wall of the Rayburn House Office building. The man who was arrested is said to have been working with or for multimedia artist Robin Bell of Bell Visuals. • Man was working for artist @bellvisuals • His team is famous for projecting images on Trump Hotel • Police confiscated their equipment last night UPDATE — Artist known for anti-...
Tags: Art, Post, Politics, News, Protest, Washington, Dc, Capitol Police, Trump, Trump hotel, Rayburn House Office Building, US Capitol Police, Rayburn House, Robin Bell, Mike Valerio, Rayburn House Office


Beto Lands Quick Endorsements From Younger Lawmakers

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) quickly racked up endorsements from a number of younger lawmakers on Thursday — a group that hints at the generational and ideological divides that will likely fuel the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Within hours of announcing his presidential campaign, O’Rourke landed endorsements from Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Veronica Escobar (D-TX). All three are on the younger side, and represent the coalition O’Rourke will need if he’s...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Joe Biden, House, Amy Klobuchar, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Biden, BETO, Rice, Democratic, Murphy, TX, Sen Bernie Sanders, Rourke


Thom Tillis Flip-Flops, Will Support Trump On Emergency Declaration

Op-ed oops! Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced he’s reversed course and will vote against a resolution disapproving of President Trump’s emergency declaration on the southern border, just weeks after penning an op-ed promising to buck Trump on the bill. “I do not intend to vote for the resolution of disapproval,” he said on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon, shortly before the vote. Tillis said his op-ed allowed him to “engage in a discussion with some of my colleagues here and with the White...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Gop, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Tillis, Thom Tillis, Sen Thom Tillis R NC, Border Wall, 2020 Elections, Cameron Joseph, Emergency Declaration


12 Republicans Cross Trump As Senate Votes To Repeal Emergency Declaration

The Senate has voted to undo President Trump’s emergency declaration on the U.S.-Mexico border, the most high-profile and bipartisan rebuke of Trump’s presidency. Every Senate Democrat and a dozen Republicans joined together Thursday to pass a resolution disapproving of Trump’s attempts to seize money Congress appropriated for other purposes to build his wall. The final vote was 59-41. A number of senior Republicans who hadn’t voted against Trump on any previous major legislation broke with th...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, Mitt Romney, Senate Appropriations Committee, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Senate GOP, Roger Wicker, Sen Thom Tillis, Martha McSally, Border Wall, 2020 Elections, Sen Roy Blunt R MO


(Somewhat) affordable 12 V DC fridge/freezers from TruckFridge

Anybody that wants a 12 V DC fridge/freezer might be interested in this post. I'm making plans to build a kitchen in my off-grid house this summer, and I've been looking at 12 V DC fridge/freezers. For quite a long time, I thought I might end up with this NovaKool 4500 4.3 cu. ft. fridge/freezer. It retails for more than $1,100.00, and most vendors that offer it charge close to $200.00 to ship to to my location. I've also been considering an IsoTherm fridge/freezer - the Cruise 130 Elegance frid...
Tags: Farming, Weapon, Dc, Gardening & Homesteading, Danfoss, TruckFridge


Trump Squeezes Skittish 2020 Senate Republicans On Emergency Declaration

Damned if you do, tweeted at if you don’t. President Trump’s continued pressure on Republicans to stand with him on his emergency declaration and rejection of a GOP compromise has put those facing reelection in an impossible position — forcing them to choose between crossing their grudge-holding party leader or risking blowback from voters in their home states. Trump has gone on the warpath against the Republicans who disagree with him on the emergency declaration, increasingly attacking them ...
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, Ireland, Arizona, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Susan Collins, Trump, Capitol, Donald J Trump, Cory Gardner, Mark Kelly, Joni Ernst, Tillis, Thom Tillis


More Republicans Cross Furious Trump On Border Emergency Declaration

Two more Senate Republicans pledged Thursday morning to vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration, all but guaranteeing that the Senate will pass a resolution disapproving of Trump’s border wall money grab. Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) both issued statements on Thursday lambasting Trump’s border wall declaration and pledging to vote with Democrats on an effort to undo the measure. Alexander called Trump’s declaration “dangerous precedent.” “Never before has a ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Alexander, Donald J Trump, Oval Office, Romney, Lamar Alexander, Border Wall, Republican Senators, Cameron Joseph