Mulvaney admits to quid pro quo, says 'get over it'

Okay, the goalposts are now somewhere in the Andromeda Galaxy. In a press conference today, chief White House toady Mick Mulvaney basically admitted there was a quid pro quo involved in the administration’s decision to hold up funds for Ukraine earlier this year. According to Mulvaney, the administration was hoping to press Ukraine into investigating one…

White House Announces that G7 to Be at Trump's Doral Resort in Florida.

More enriching of Trump’s bank accounts at taxpayers’ expense: WASHINGTON — President Trump intends to host next year’s G7 conference at his Doral International Resort in Miami in June, the White House confirmed Thursday, a controversial decision certain to raise conflict of interest questions given the financial benefit to Trump’s business. There is currently a press conference…

Watch Trump freak out at his chief of staff for coughing during ABC interview

Donald Trump is a well-known germophobe and petulant child. Both traits are on display in this clip, in which he excoriates his chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, for coughing during the pr*sident’s interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.  x Pres. Trump says he “might” turn over his “financial statement” to Congress. “I hope they get it,…

Chuck Grassley inadvertently admits Congress can see Trump's tax returns

I continue to be amazed at how simultaneously stupid and evil Republicans are. After all, I was conditioned by years of action adventure movies to believe the supervillain is always a genius. Hannibal Lecter. Ernst Blofeld. Darth Vader. Dr. Evil. Donald Trump. Chuck Grassley. Two of these kids are doing their own thing. So, yeah,…

Mulvaney: Democrats will never get Trump's tax returns

They won’t? Even when Donald Trump voluntarily releases them after his “audit” is over? The Hill: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that Democrats will “never” see President Trump's tax returns. “Nor should they. That’s an issue that was already litigated during the election. Voters knew the president could have given his…

Shutdown 2.0? Border wall talks reportedly stalled

It’s hard to imagine that Donald Trump would put the country through another shutdown given the political fallout from his previous unforced error, but then this guy is a special kind of stupid. If no agreement is reached on the border wall by Friday’s deadline, it seems likely that he’ll declare a state of emergency and…

Trump reportedly lashing out at Mulvaney over bad press from shutdown

Is there a worse job in the world than Donald Trump’s chief of staff? Maybe Trump’s personal bathtub attendant. Or the guy who artificially inseminates zoo gorillas? I don’t know. Those last two are essentially the same job, so … Mick Mulvaney has been Trump’s “acting” chief of staff for a cosmic blink of an…

Want to know who's trying to end the shutdown? Look at who's negotiating.

Here’s how it ultimately breaks down, in pure and simple human terms. This Friday morning, over 800,000 federal employees will wake up, hit the “brew” button, and log into their bank accounts, which will show exactly the same amount of money that they did when the employees went to bed on Thursday night. There’s what…