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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.

House Nibbles Away At ObamaCare-Here’s What Comes Next

(Newser) “Hopefully we’re going to have a wonderful day, and a wonderful vote,” said President Trump Thursday morning. His wish was granted: The House voted 217-213 to pass an updated…

Voting Without CBO Estimate Is Risky for Republicans Hell-Bent On Repealing ObamaCare

Feckless House Republicans promise to call a vote on their plan to replace ObamaCare today, but the Hill notes that lawmakers will cast those votes without an official estimate of…

Obama’s Pension Now Under Congressional Microscope

(NEWSER) – Jason Chaffetz had a concise response to a Wednesday USA Today headline, which read "Obama's $400,000 speech could prompt Congress to go after his pension": "Yes, it will."…

Hillary Clinton: She’s Back As An ‘Activist Citizen and Active Resister’

Hillary Clinton is back, and like the rock star she is, takes "absolute personal responsibility" for losing the 2016 presidential election, CNN reports. "Did we make mistakes? Of course we…

Historian Douglas Brinkley: Trump’s Interviews Show ‘Surreal Disarray’ and ‘Confused Mental State’

Most of us know that Mr Trump's elevator doesn't go all the way to the top, and almost daily experts are affirming that it's a short trip indeed. …

Democrats Appear To Win Huge Concessions With Budget Negotiations, But At What Cost?

Well now, it seems a government shutdown is no longer in our near future after all. The Republican-controlled Congress on Sunday announced that a budget deal had been reached to…

There’s Very Little Time to Relax for Reporters on Air Force One

VOA’s White House Bureau Chief Steve Herman began his post after President Donald Trump took office in January. He and other members of the White House press corps take turns…

How My 6 Dogs Are Hosing Me And Why I Don’t Care

I have 6 dogs and I can guarantee they get the best of care. They enjoy the highest quality food money can buy, and treats, lots and lots of…

Donald Trump: The Grifter in Chief

Sarah Kendzior, author and expert on authoritarian regimes, said in a new essay for the 'Toronto Globe and Mail' that the key to halting the autocratic ambitions of Donald Trump…

Former Alabama Justice Roy ‘Ten Commandments’ Moore Runs For Senate: Wants to ‘Make America Good Again’

Seated, most appropriately, beneath the Ten Commandments plaque that first made him a conservative icon in the culture wars, and the laughing stock of America's secularists, US Senate candidate and…

Trump, Unaware That He Already Won, Continues His Presidential Campaign In Pennsylvania

Donald Trump, apparently unaware that he won the presidential election, marked his 100th day in office on Saturday, by claiming historic action on his agenda, reports the AP, renewing promises…

Donald Trump and Philippine Crackpot Duterte: Two Peas in a Pod?

Donald Trump called Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte and expressed his commitment to their alliance and in developing "a warm, working relationship," a Filipino official said Sunday. Both men are…

Faculty Quit NC College Rather Than Sign Twisted Anti-Abortion Pledge

Since the Rise of Trump, more and more people are ignoring the law and writing their own. The latest example is a private North Carolina Christian college which is…

Was Notorious Serial Killer George Chapman Also Jack the Ripper?

On April 7, 1903, serial killer George Chapman—who some experts believe could have been Jack the Ripper—was executed by hanging at Wandsworth Prison after police connected him to the poisoning…