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Mr. Scott is a political junkie, and animal lover. He is also a U.S. Army veteran, career law enforcement executive, and university professor. In addition he happens to own MadMikesAmerica which means he can write anything he wants, and often does.

Canadian Council Claims “Moby Dick” Restaurant Offensive Because It Has “Dick” In the Name

(NEWSER) – If they had just called it Ishmael, none of this would have happened. A British Columbia company has filed a lawsuit against a building council that refuses to…

Robert Reich: Trump’s Plan to Neuter the White House Press Corps Is an Attack on Our Democracy

Robert Reich Displayed with permission from AlterNet Tyrants don’t allow open questioning, and they hate the free press. They want total control. That’s why, according to three senior officials on the transition…

Alleged 9/11 Mastermind’s Letter Reaches White House

MIAMI — A 2014 letter addressed to Barack Obama from the man accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., a White House…

Oxfam: Eight Men Have the Same Wealth As Poorest Half of World

Just eight men hold the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of humanity, according to new data compiled by Oxfam. Released to coincide with the annual World Economic…

Unhinged Donald Trump Attacks CIA Director-Says He Might Be Leaker Of Fake News

(NEWSER) – Soon-to-be-former CIA Director John Brennan strongly criticized Donald Trump on Sunday for reckless tweeting and for failing to understand the threat from Russia—and the president-elect took to his…

Trump Gang Considers Kicking Press Corps Out Of the White House

(NEWSER) – Could reporters covering White House goings-on soon be relegated to standing in front of the fence, much like the New York Times describes reporters in the 1890s? A…

Want to Visit Cuba? Go While You Still Can

It seems like every travel organization in the country is out with its “must visit” list for 2017. What do they say? They’re literally all over the map, but one…

Ringling Brothers “The Greatest Show On Earth” Closes After 146 Years

(NEWSER) – After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told the AP…

Many Defend John Lewis Against Trump Attacks

Displayed with permission from Rare (edited) Earlier in the week, Rep. John Lewis announced that he would skip the 2017 presidential inauguration. According to Lewis, he did not consider President-elect…

5 Most Incredible Discoveries of the Week

(NEWSER) – A potential new way of filling cavities and a study sure to cheer those too busy to work out during the week were among the discoveries making headlines:…

Penthouse Might Have Proof Of Russian Golden Shower Gate

Adult magazine Penthouse has received three claims for its $1 million offer to anyone who could provide real tapes of President-elect Donald Trump’s alleged and unproven sexual escapades at the…

Shameless House Republicans Allow Members To Hide Their Records

With a one-sentence change to House rules, last week Republicans made every representative’s records “exclusively the personal property of the individual member,” giving them “control over such records” so that…

200 buses headed to D.C. for Trump’s inauguration — and 1,200 bound for the concurrent protest

At least 1,200 buses have applied for permits to park at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Jan 21, the day of the Women’s March in protest of President-elect Donald…

Trump and Billionaire Cadre of Advisors Show Limits of Government Ethics Enforcement

Emily Cadei Displayed with permission from Newsweek One realization that has emerged during a chaotic week in our nation’s capital is that America’s system for preventing ethical conflicts in government…

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