GOP Support For Impeachment Grows As Republicans Say They’ll Vote Against Trump | HuffPost UK


It would now appear that some Republicans in the Senate and Congress have now come to their senses and see Trump for what he is, no matter how belatedly this is.

For Trump has done and still is causing serious damage to the Republican Party, who now appear to see to it that Trump can never be elected to Governing Office again.

I feel it is forgone that the Impeachment resolution will have no problems coming through the Congress, but the hurdle will be the Senate.

 

Source: GOP Support For Impeachment Grows As Republicans Say They’ll Vote Against Trump | HuffPost UK

Congressional Republicans abandon constitutional heritage and Watergate precedents in defense of Trump : The Conversation


An expert on Watergate says that today’s House Republicans have taken precisely the opposite position than the GOP took in 1974 on the president’s power to withhold documents from Congress.

Source: Congressional Republicans abandon constitutional heritage and Watergate precedents in defense of Trump : The Conversation

GOP gets bolder in breaking with Trump | TheHill


Congressional Republicans are becoming more critical of President Trump amid the shaky rollout of his executive order on immigration and the lack of clear progress on his legislative agenda.

The rising tensions between both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue come at a critical time in the Trump presidency, when major decisions on taxes, healthcare and the budget need to be made.

Trump’s criticism of a Republican-appointed federal judge and his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin over the weekend have rubbed some Republicans the wrong way. Those members, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), have sought to put some daylight between the policies and priorities of the GOP-led Congress and the new administration.

 

Source: GOP gets bolder in breaking with Trump | TheHill

A new solution for Trump and his team of billionaires: Ignore the law – The Washington Post


The president-elect is directly at odds with the Constitution and many of his top aides are flouting federal laws against self-dealing.

Source: A new solution for Trump and his team of billionaires: Ignore the law – The Washington Post

The challenge for the United States


It is certainly worrying times.

Cllr. Stephanos Ioannou

From its beginnings, Democracy has opened the way for people with overweening ambition, who employ lies, division and bigotry to achieve their goals. From ancient Athens to modern Europe, we have often seen leaders who challenged the endurance of the political system. But however many wounds those people caused, the democratic system repeatedly proved that it could heal them and lead citizens back towards stability and prosperity. As long as there was some force to restore democracy, the way the United States did in Europe twice last century.

Seldom, though, has a person been able to wield so much power as the US president today, and, at the same time, seldom has an elected leader seemed so unqualified to wield that power as does Donald Trump. The United States’ technological and military superiority, its economic power, its history as winner of two world wars and guarantor of the international order…

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Donald Trump’s repeated claim that the U.S. is ‘the highest taxed’ country is bullsh*t – DeadState


The claim is sweepingly unspecific, and therefore incorrect in a number of ways. But that doesn’t stop Trump from repeating it while on the campaign trail, and he did it again with Meet the Press host Chuck Todd this Sunday

Source: Donald Trump’s repeated claim that the U.S. is ‘the highest taxed’ country is bullsh*t – DeadState

Donald Trump, Alexis Tsipras, and the similarities.


A like and not a like.

Cllr. Stephanos Ioannou

Donald Trump and Alexis Tsipras couldn’t be more different. The sexagenarian Trump is an unabashed capitalist while the 40-year-old Greek prime minister joined the Communist Party as a teenager and since 2009 has led the radical-left Syriza party.
The ostentatious American parades his multiple mansions and his fortune, which Forbes had the temerity to value at a mere $4 billion despite Trump’s claims that it “is in excess of TEN BILLION DOLLARS.” Tsipras, an engineer who has spent most of his life as a political activist, lives in a modest apartment in a working-class neighbourhood of Athens. The prime minister rarely wears a tie, whereas the Donald J. Trump Collection offers “the pinnacle of style and prestige in the form of men’s suits, dress shirts, cuff links, neckwear, belts, eyewear, and more.” During political rallies, Trump likes to extol wealth while Tsipras denounces the growing gap between rich and poor.

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