All posts by Joe Lewis

  • Maine Senators Susan Collins, Angus King Back Net Neutrality

    The proposal to undo the FCC’s recent rollback of net neutrality protections is continuing to gain steam in the Senate, with both of Maine’s Senators saying the back a plan by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) to invalidate...

    • Posted January 11, 2018
  • Trump Administration Gives Florida ‘Get Out Of Offshore Drilling Free’ Card

    Last week the Interior Department announced that it would open up 47 new offshore block leases between 2019 and 2024 for oil drilling, making almost all of the country’s coastline available for oil speculation. It would represent...

    • Posted January 11, 2018
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    Trump Attacks Feinstein For Releasing Fusion GPS Transcripts

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) found herself the latest target of the president’s ire, with Donald Trump lashing out at the longtime California senator for her bold move to release the transcripts of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s...

    • Posted January 11, 2018
  • Trump’s Lawyer Sues Fusion GPS, BuzzFeed Over Dossier

    President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen filed two different lawsuits on Wednesday that involve the now infamous Christopher Steele dossier about the president. Cohen is suing both BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS, the former for publishing the document...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
  • California Rep. Darrell Issa Won’t Seek Reelection

    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced on Wednesday he will retire at the end of his term rather than run for re-election. His departure adds to the expanding list of Republican congressmen stepping away from their seats this...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
  • Trump Named Top ‘Press Oppressor’ By Journalism Watchdog

    While the president apparently readies his list of top “fake news” award winners, one group that tracks the rights of the press worldwide has given Donald Trump top honors among a list of authoritarian leaders who have...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
  • Dems to Push for Net Neutrality Senate Vote

    Senate Democrats have mustered enough backing for their plan to reverse the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality. The bill now has 40 co-sponsors, but only needed 30 to meet the threshold to force a floor vote. Sen....

    • Posted January 10, 2018
  • Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, To Join Judiciary Committee

    Sens. Kamala D. Harris (D-CA and Cory Booker (D-NJ) will become the first African American members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 21 century. Harris was all but a lock to take the seat of former...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
  • Federal Judge Rules Against Gerrymandered North Carolina Maps

    A three-person panel of federal judges ruled on Tuesday that a state electoral map drawn by North Carolina’s GOP-leg legislature is unconstitutional. In the opinion, the judges addressed the gerrymandering issues that plague the map, which has...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein Releases Fusion GPS Transcript

    On Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the full transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Feinstein is the ranking member on that committee and is once again proving to...

    • Posted January 10, 2018