Trump Hemmorhaging Donors and Backers

The ship is abandoning the sinking rat.

Mike Pompeo Under Iranian Death Threat

U.S. taxpayers have been spending $2 million a month for his protection.

Putin Getting Desperate?

The Russian leader is isolated and under tremendous pressure.

Monday Morning Clearing of the Tab

Items for your consideration.

A Reminder of the Gutless and Feckless

A number of GOP politicians criticized Trump over 1/6 and some resigned.

Trump and Pompeo Set Afghanistan Fiasco in Motion

They’ve got a lot of gall blaming Biden for this mess.

The GOP’s Trump Primary Problem

Nonhierarchical parties strike again.

Republicans Stuck Between Trump and a Hard Place

Explaining the continuing cowardice of GOP Senators.

Pompeo Promises ‘Smooth Transition’

” . . . to a second Trump Administration.” Get it?

A Bizarre Convention

The Republicans are putting on quite a show.

Kansas Republicans Reject Kobach

An open Senate race is now much more likely to stay Republican.

Cops Aren’t Soldiers

The similarities are obvious. The differences are more important.

Bolton: Trump Asked China to Help Re-Election

Some explosive charges in the former National Security Advisor’s book.

Another Blow to Accountability in Government

Trump fires another Inspector General.

Pressuring Venezuela?

In recent weeks the US has ramped-up pressure on Maduro.

G-7 Statement Scuttled Because the US Insisted on Using Term “Wuhan Virus”

We are governed by the petty and myopic.

US Retaliates for Iranian Retaliation

A proportional response.

US Signs Deal with Taliban

It’s not clear what has been achieved.

Bolton Revelations?

Huh. Someone might want to look into this.

Pompeo on Iran and Ukraine

The chief diplomat of the United States isn’t very diplomatic (nor informative).

An Offer to Trade Yovanovitch for Dirt

More on Rudy’s actions in Ukraine

What Now with Iran?

President Trump has a huge decision to make.

Mike Pompeo Decides Against Running For Senate

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has decided against running for Senator Kansas, decision that could force the GOP to defend an otherwise safe seat.

In Attacking Iran, Trump Is Losing Iraq (Again)

The assassination of a top Iranian official on a visit to Baghdad is having the expected negative impact on our relationship with Iraq and the fight against ISIS.

Actions have Consequences

Despite Pompeo’s assurances, we are already seeing consequences for the Suleimani killing.

More on Trump’s Foreign Policy

Policies towards Iran and NK are both a mess.

Iraqi Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy

Amid protests over American airstrikes, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has become a target.

House Intelligence Committee Releases Impeachment Inquiry Report

The House Intelligence Committee has released its report resulting from its investigation of the Ukraine scandal.

Federal Court Rules Against White House On Witness Subpoenas

A Federal Judge in Washington, D.C. has ruled against the Trump Administration’s latest effort to stonewall Congressional inquiries.

Donald Trump’s Supporters Are Living In #Cult45

The Republican Party is a cult with Donald Trump at the center and his ardent supporters are brainwashed cult members.

Mike Pompeo Looks For An Exit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks ready to jump ship in favor of a run for Senate,

Impeachment Witnesses Leave Republican Defenses Revealed As Absurdities

The final two witnesses in this week’s public hearings before the House Intelligence Committee reduced the Republican talking points in the President’s defense looking as absurd as they have always been.

Trump Ambassador: Yes, There Was A Quid Pro Quo

Donald Trump’s Ambassador to the European Union provides yet more evidence to support impeachment of the President.

Trump Ignores International Law, Hands Israel Another Gift

Reversing decades of policy, the Trump Administration reversed decades of policy on settlements in disputed territory.

Macron Calls NATO ‘Brain Dead’ Due To Lack Of U.S. Leadership

French President Emmanuel Macron declared that the NATO alliance is suffering brain death due to President Trump’s neglect and lack of leadership.

Republicans Silent On Trump White House’s Use Of Private Communication

The same Republicans who were outraged over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server are silent about the use of private apps by Trump officials.

Former Ambassador To Ukraine: Pressure From Trump And Giuliani Forced Me Out

Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, had a lot to say when she testified before Congress yesterday.

Two Giuliani Associates Arrested While Heading Out Of The Country

Two associates of President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani were arrested on their way out of the country, and the question is what connection Giuliani may have to the reasons behind their arrest.

Pressed By Impeachment, Trump Is Clearly Losing It

The past week has demonstrated more notably than any other that this President is not well.

Trump Names Robert O’Brien To Be National Security Adviser

President Trump has named his fourth National Security Adviser in less than three years.

U.S. Points At Iran In Saudi Oil Facility Attack And Trump Hints At Military Action

While the world continues to evaluate the impact of Saturday’s attack on a Saudi oil facility, tensions in the Persian Gulf are increasing.

Major Drone Strike Hits Large Saudi Oil Facility

Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for a massive attack on an important Saudi oil facility.

Mike Pompeo For National Security Adviser (And Secretary Of State)?

Some reports are suggesting that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo might take on the additional role of National Security Adviser.

Bolton Was A Bad Consigliere, But Trump Is A Bad Don

John Bolton was not a good National Security Adviser, but the real problem with Trump Administration foreign policy comes from the man at the top.

No, John Bolton Didn’t Break the National Security Council

Yes, he was terrible at his job. But one can’t break that which is already broken.

President Trump Fires John Bolton

President Trump took to Twitter late this morning to fire his third National Security Adviser.

North Korea Sends Another Warning To The Trump Administration

Meanwhile, on the Korean Peninsula…..

Pressure Continues On Mike Pompeo To Run For Senate In Kansas

Republicans from around the country want Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for Senate in Kansas. Because they’re afraid they can’t win without him.

Jon Huntsman Resigns As Ambassador To Russia Ahead Of Possible Return To Politics

Jon Huntsman has resigned as Ambassador to Russia ahead of an anticipated bid to return as Utah’s Governor, a position he held 11 years ago.

John Ratcliffe Is Not Qualified To Be Director Of National Intelligence

President Trump’s nominee to be the next Director of National Intelligence is quite simply not qualified for the position he has been nominated to.