Rob’s Weekly News Wrap-up 2/08-2/15

Trump’s corruption, lies, psychopathology, and possible participation in a conspiracy to steal the 2016 election dominated this week’s news cycle.

Trump dramatically declared a national emergency when he submitted to Nancy Pelosi and signed her bill to keep the government open without funding for his racist wall.

The important news this week is from the Mueller investigation:

 

 

and we have a new Attorney General:

On Friday we had another preventable mass shooting.

On a personal note, I had a productive week, a couple of my projects took place
off-line for a few days so I could not blog, but I’m back now.

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Rob’s Weekly News Wrap-up 2/02-2/08

Highlights of this week include the launch of an investigation into Trump’s Inaugural Campaign and the Nancy Pelosi clap-back at Trump’s SOTU.

Animated gif of Nancy Pelosi sarcastically applauding Trump at the SOTU
Nancy Pelosi applauds Trump at the SOTU

We had a taste of political brilliance when @AOC had witnesses an Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday concede that our system of campaign finance enables political corruption at every level of our government.

The week closed with acting Attorney General, Matt Whitaker, giving testimony before the House Judiciary Committee and Jeff Bezos calling out the National Enquirer for extortion.

On a personal note, this was a good week, I was able to get back to writing, and I am organizing my manuscript and writing new poems.

I may have to take a break to focus on designing and making a book cover.

Please enjoy the videos; I’ve added Trevor Noah to the lineup. 🙂

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 Rob Goldstein

I do not own the images in this post

Rob’s News Wrap Up 01/18-01/25

“Michael Cohen feels like his personal safety has been threatened by President Trump, that’s the kind of anxiety known only by every other person on the planet.” Stephen Colbert

In the last 48 hours, we’ve had a year’s worth of news; this is a big collection of videos.

The standoff between House Democrats and Trump’s lickspittles in the Senate
was a focus of coverage.

Michael Cohen credibly accused of Trump of witness tampering but this got lost
in coverage of the #TrumpShutdown.

Friday we woke to news of the indictment and arrest of Roger Stone.

Read Mueller’s Indictment of Stone on LawFare

This was followed by Trump’s capitulation to Nancy Pelosi and the end of
a month long shutdown of the Federal Government.

Trump got no funding for his racist wall.

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I’ve added Steven Colbert to the list because I think his political monologues are brilliant.

On a personal note, I’m coming out of a lengthy funk, and feeling good.

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Rob Goldstein January 25, 2019

Rob’s Weekly News Wrap-up, 01/11- 01/18

My week closed with a day of doctor’s appointments and chores.

I’ve started a memoir so I’m thinking about limiting myself to
posting twice a week.

Or maybe three times.

Today is the day of the 2019 Women’s March.

Scanned handout from the 2017 Women’s March

I hope a trumped-up right-wing non-controversy doesn’t suppress turnout.

I’ll have photos and videos by this evening.

The week was a frenzy of news, most of it bad for Trump and the GOP.

Trump is losing support from his base and the new freshman democrats in
the House have made a laughing-stock of Mitch McConnell.

#WheresMitch

The week closed with the revelation that Trump may have ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress; or maybe not.

We are in the longest most damaging government shut-down in US history and most Americans are too savvy to buy GOP attempts blame Democrats.

2019-01-14 most americans blame president donald trump, gop for shutdown polls morning joe msnbc - youtube
Most Americans blame the Trump GOP for Shutdown

The President is holding us hostage and demanding a ransom of five billion dollars from the House. He is also creating a crisis to distract us from the fact that he is under investigation for conspiring to defraud the American People.

To quote Stephen Colbert:

“That looks bad, but only if we start accepting evidence as proof.”

This list is not complete, there is simply too much news this week

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