All posts by Joe Lewis

  • Is Pelosi in Trouble?

    In the wake of Jon Ossof’s loss to Republican Karen Hanel in Georgia’s sixth district House race on Tuesday, some have called for Nancy Pelosi’s head, saying the House Minority Leader needs to go if the party is...

    • Posted June 24, 2017
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Who Trumpcare Hurts

    With at least five Republican senators saying they won’t vote in favor of the Senate’s current draft of Trumpcare, the legislation admittedly finds itself in peril. Should those fences be mended, however, the new law would have...

    • Posted June 23, 2017
  • Spicer Finally Going Away?

    If current reports out of the White House about Sean Spicer are to be believed, Melissa McCarthy might have to look for a new schtick if she wants another guest spot on Saturday Night Live. Officials close...

    • Posted June 20, 2017
  • Senate Democrats Gearing Up for Trumpcare Fight

    In terms of raw voting power, Senate Democrats don’t have very many options when it comes to stopping Trumpcare. With Republicans in the majority, it seems unlikely (but not impossible) that enough votes will be garnered to...

    • Posted June 20, 2017
  • Trump Team Scrambling to Hire Lawyers as Probe Heats Up

    As the Mueller investigation into the administration’s ties to the Russian government begins to expand, longtime Trump counsel Michael Cohn has decided to get some representation of his own. According to NBC News, Stephen M. Ryan of...

    • Posted June 18, 2017
  • Despite Tweets, Trump’s Lawyers Say He’s Not Under Investigation

    According to Jay Sekulow, a member of Donald Trump’s legal team, the President is not under investigation for obstruction of justice, despite the fact that he apparently admitted otherwise during a recent Twitter tirade. I am being...

    • Posted June 18, 2017
  • Sessions to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed Saturday that he will offer testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. The nature of his testimony is not yet known, nor is its disposition–which could be held in public or...

    • Posted June 11, 2017
  • Feinstein Calls for Obstruction of Justice Investigation

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sent a letter Thursday to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) calling for an investigation into any potential obstruction of justice activities President Trump may have engaged in by allegedly pressuring former...

    • Posted June 11, 2017
  • Gillibrand Drops F-Bomb in Fiery New York Speech

    In a post-Trump climate that often puts more value on candor than political acumen, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has once again proven that she possesses both in ample supply. During remarks at the Personal Democracy Forum in...

    • Posted June 10, 2017
  • Trump Responds to Comey, Beats “Leaker” Drum Again

    President Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning with his first response to Thursday’s Congressional testimony by former FBI Director James Comey in which he characterized Trump as a liar. Despite so many false statements and lies,...

    • Posted June 9, 2017