Entries by Anne Laurie

Friday Morning Open Thread: A REPRIEVE!

The nightmare is over, at least for now. — Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 28, 2017 3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017 Stunned McConnell blames Democrats after crucial health care loss https://t.co/STfOJVB1vV […]

Schadenfreude Open Thread: XXXSCARAMOOCH!

Some in White House are trying to build a case that Priebus is a leaker — “a diagram” charting leaks, per senior official — to show Trump. — Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) July 27, 2017 The people trying to blame Reince as a leaker, leaked their strategy to do so. This is Inception but for incompetent […]

Thursday Evening Open Thread: Blasts from the Past

Trumpet call, via the Washington Post: The moderator lauded Michelle Obama for her achievements over the past eight years and touched on the former first lady’s plans, but Tuesday’s conversation also veered into uncomfortable territory. It was Obama’s largest public appearance since the 2016 election — speaking in front of more than 8,000 people at […]

Thursday Morning Open Thread: Rooting for Injuries (But Not Describing Them)

(Tom Toles via GoComics.com) . Since I am not by nature a nice person, I’ll admit that stories like this make me quietly gleeful. From the Washington Post, “Senate Republicans have tolerated Trump’s controversies. His treatment of Sessions is different”: … Cornyn is not alone in rallying to the defense of Sessions, who, despite sometimes […]

Clown Shoes Open Thread: THE GLASSES, THEY DO NOTHING!!!

Well, it's not like Trump is obsessed with, "They're laughing at us" or anything. pic.twitter.com/1LZPDSJvq3 — Schooley (@Rschooley) July 26, 2017 U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine and other energy matters during a lengthy phone call this month with a Russian prankster who Perry thought was Ukraine’s prime […]

Wednesday Evening Open Thread: Not Crazy, Just Addled

What is slightly surprising is that the administration is getting more and more chaotic and dysfunctional the longer Trump is president. https://t.co/M2sdJ5Kkay — Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) July 26, 2017 Fewer and fewer holdovers from the Obsma administration https://t.co/ZWW7lFA5wv — Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) July 26, 2017 “This morning two senators were caught on a hot mike […]

Wednesday Morning Open Thread: GOP Portraits in Custard

Reporter: Are you concerned Trump may fire Sessions? Ryan: It's the president's prerogative to hire and fire whoever he wants. pic.twitter.com/7Dp9okoTpJ — Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) July 25, 2017 Lesson @SpeakerRyan has provided Trump is he will grumble, then accept, all window-breaking. 2day Ryan surely raised odds of #Mueller firing https://t.co/qlMdmZOJpQ — Ronald Brownstein (@RonBrownstein) July […]