The Next Trump Toxicity Test – Arizona Congressional District 8

nighttime city scape photo of Maricopa Country and Phoenix at dusk

by Richard Cameron   Arizona Congressional District 8 Special Election The next in the series of temperature readings of the GOP’s national crisis of confidence with American voters, takes place in Arizona on April 24 – tomorrow.  Arizona Congressional District 8 (CD-8), will be the scene of a special election pitting the last (woman) standing from the recent Republican primary, against a non-politician – at least a non-career politician on the Democrat side of the ledger. The GOP candidate is Debbie Lesko – a former state legislator from Arizona’s House…

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Out of the Stable, to Insanity, and Beyond: How the Media has Affected the Presidency

By Janice Barlow EVERYONE KNOWS that when someone reacts badly when he is taunted or teased, that it only causes his tormentors to bring it on even more. We all remember back to our school days when those poor kids were relentlessly picked on. Maybe we were one of them. The more the victims reacted by lashing out at their antagonizers, the more the bullies would delight in picking on their easy targets. Last week, journalist Michael Wolff‘s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” flew off the…

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New Book On Donald Trump’s Presidency Unleashes Trump’s “Fire And Fury”

photo of Melania Trump sitting behind her husband during the inauguration

by Richard Cameron   A new book, “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff, set for imminent release, has been previewed by the BBC, is an inside look at the first few months of the Trump presidency and contains a series of bombshells and embarrassing anecdotes that have Donald Trump and the White House already on the defensive. We’ll discuss a small sample of the excerpts, which include Trump’s description of an administration official as a “cunt”, his daughter Ivanka’s presidential ambitions and Rupert Murdoch’s personal assessment of Trump. Donald the…

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A Reality Check On The Trump Phoenix Rally (Worship Service)

Trump at his speaking podium during rally in Phoenix, Arizona

by Richard Cameron The National Clown Gangsta made an appearance in Phoenix yesterday to flatulate.  It was not necessary, was disruptive and had nothing to do with governance.  Drumpf the Clown just needed a worship service.  He’s addicted to them now.  Trump essentially announced without actually doing so, a presidential pardon for a former law enforcement official (convicted Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio), that callously and deliberately disobeyed the clear and unambiguous order of a federal court. Because it is the right thing to do? No – because his shriveling…

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Newt Gingrich’s “Understanding Trump” – No Thanks Newt, It’s Not That Complicated

by Richard Cameron “Understanding Trump” I happened to be randomly making a tour of the Costco in Glendale, Arizona while my mother was having an eye exam.  In the course of my aimless rambling, strolling past the books offered for sale – one hardcover book arrested my attention.  It was “Understanding Trump” by none other than persistent Trump carney barker, Newt Gingrich. That such a book had arrived on the scene a week or so ago, eluded me, given that I am not the target audience for it. The target demo…

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Trump Surrogate Jay Sekulow Asserts Facts Not In Evidence – Gets Busted By Chris Wallace

by Richard Cameron President Trump is not only lawyering up for his actual legal challenges, but is also building a stable of them functioning as media circus surrogates. The latest is Jay Sekulow, known to Fox News viewers as one of the principals in the organization Judicial Watch and an occasional contributor on various of their programs. Yesterday, Mr. Sekulow – who has tarnished his credibility in the past, with his associations with Pat Robertson and the Trinity Broadcasting Network, appeared on a series of Sunday morning network news discussion…

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Fox News Continues to Hand out the Pink Slips – Bob Beckel Gets Canned

By Janice Barlow Bob Beckel, Democrat co-host of Fox News‘ panel discussion show, “The Five“, was let go early today  for making what was deemed a racial slur. The disparaging comment was directed at another Fox employee. The remark was considered, “racially insensitive” by Fox’s Human Resources Department. The offended employee has taken the situation a step further and hired an attorney to sue Beckel, who allegedly told the IT worker that “…he was leaving his office because he was Black.” The employee had gone to Beckel’s office to repair some…

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The Backlash Is Coming In Spades For President Trump In The Jim Comey Firing

by Dani Graham In an act that shocked the Nation, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey as he was actively investigating members of Trump’s campaign and their possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 Presidential election. The timing has raised more than just a few eyebrows. It’s raised concerns from both Democrats and Republicans alike. The backlash that followed the announcement was swift and harsh. Members of Congress quickly released statements through the press or social media to express their consternation over the timing of the dismissal. Choosing to…

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Fox News’ Problems With Hostile Workplace Environment Issues Are Far From Over

by Dena Leichnitz Employees of Fox News and its parent company, 21st Century Fox are alleging there has been racial discrimination at the news station.  While many are thinking this lawsuit is trying to piggyback on the ill will already established by the ouster of Bill O’ Reilly, the truth of the matter is that this was long in the works even before Bill was fired from his job. The lawsuit has to do primarily with the behavior of Judith Slater.  Ms. Slater is the comptroller for Fox News and…

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More African-American Fox News Employees Bring Racial Discrimination Suits Against The Network

by Richard Cameron Fox News is facing another round of employee harassment suits as the number of Fox News employees that are suing the network for racial discrimination, now stands at 13. The first filing was a month ago, involving two plaintiffs – Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright. That suit centers on a hostile work environment that resulted in “severe and pervasive discrimination and harassment”as described in the filing. Brown and Wright specifically cite instances in which former comptroller Judy Slater subjected them to racially targeted language in the workplace.…

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