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Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State

The Senate by a solid 15-vote margin, 57-42, voted Thursday to confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.

However, the vote was closer than usual for a presidential pick for a Cabinet post involving national security. Some Democrats believed Pompeo was too hawkish and objected to statements he had previously made about Muslims.

And of course, some Democrats will oppose anything President Trump does, especially Democrats in the Senate who might run for president.

If Trump were president in the 1860s and had issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Democrats would have opposed that. Wait a second, actually, Democrats did oppose that. Okay, that’s for another story.

Pompeo has grown close to Trump as a result of the regular briefings he provided the president as CIA chief. He already in some ways has been acting as the de facto secretary of state, traveling to North Korea to lay the groundwork for an upcoming meeting between North Korean President Kim Jong-un and Trump.

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Kanye West’s Support for Trump is Bad News for Democrats

Democrats have a lock of the black vote. They know they can’t afford any leaks in this ship, because if just a few African American voters start to move over into the Republican column, Democrats could lose a lot of races. Rapper Kanye West is now unequivocally supporting President Trump. And that could influence a… Continue Reading

Comey Criticizes Trump for Not Laughing Enough

Seriously! Yes, this is the latest lesson in leadership from our visionary former FBI director and leading national expert on psychobabble, James Comey. “If you are insecure, you cannot laugh,” Comey said during an appearance on CNN with Anderson Cooper. “I never saw President Trump laugh even in an almost hour and a half long… Continue Reading

Ronny Jackson Withdraws as VA Nominee

White House doctor Ronny Jackson announced Thursday morning that he is withdrawing as President Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Jackson said the allegations were false, have become a distraction, and he “did not expect to have to dignify baseless and anonymous attacks on my character and integrity.” Jackson had been accused of… Continue Reading

Democrats’ Report: Ronny Jackson Crashed Government Vehicle While Drunk

Democrats on the Veterans Affairs Committee have released a report on interviews they conducted related to Department of Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson, the president’s personal physician. It reveals allegations of drunkenness, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated. And comments like these: “The most unethical person I have ever worked with”, “flat-out unethical”, “explosive”, “100… Continue Reading

Done with Kissing and Hugging, Macron Turns on Trump

I dunno. French President Emmanuel Macron spends two days palling around with President Trump, and then he runs up to Capitol Hill and disses Trump’s whole, um, raison d’être, if you will. Among things inconsistent with Trumpism that Macron said were these somewhat insulting assertions: We can choose isolationism, withdrawal and nationalism, this is an… Continue Reading