Monthly Archives: July 2019

Democrats look to capitalize on turmoil inside NRA

Alex Gangitano in The Hill – Democrats and allies are looking to capitalize on turmoil at the National Rifle Association (NRA), the nation’s most powerful gun rights lobby, ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The NRA, an important ally for … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Guns and gun control

Trump’s Washington proves lucrative for his top lobbyist bundler

Karl Evers-Hillstrom in OpenSecrets.org – In Washington D.C., some lobbyists like to raise money to make money. It’s been a successful strategy for Jeff Miller, who raised more than $1 million for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign from April through … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Donald Trump, Elections, Fundraising, Lobbyists

Smart Money Said ‘Skip Bitcoin, Bet on Blockchain.’ Not Any More

Olga Kharif of Bloomberg – As cryptocurrency prices tumbled across the board last year, venture capitalists focused their attention on the promise of the underlying technology, the ledger known as blockchain. That, many said, was the smarter bet. Now, the … Continue reading

Posted in Bitcoin, Blockchain

Better to have a few rats than to be one

Baltimore Sun editorial board – In case anyone missed it, the president of the United States had some choice words to describe Maryland’s 7th congressional district on Saturday morning. Here are the key phrases: “no human being would want to … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, Racism

What We Learned From The House Votes On Trump’s Tweets And Impeachment

Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight – Republicans at all levels of government are increasingly aligned with Trump, and Democrats seem comfortable characterizing some of Trump’s behavior as bad — even impeachable — but very unwilling to try to push him … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Donald Trump, FiveThirtyEight, Impeachment