Author Archive: Rosi Efthim

Weekend News Roundup for Jan. 26-27, 2019

This was the week the FAA ordered a full ground stop for LaGuardia because so many air traffic sick calls caused massive delays, at Newark Airport too. Within hours, Donald Trump’s hasty Rose Garden speech announcing a 3-week stop of the government shutdown; still lying about immigrant crime, still trying to make a case for his wall, but looking like a guy who’d lost all his best friends. The tiny crowd assembled in the Garden clapped like they were supposed to, but let’s face it – Trump was having a bad day. His oldest advisor Roger Stone had just been arrested by the FBI at his Florida home in the pre-dawn hours. As Aaron Rupar at Vox said, ‘Hard to believe the guy with a Nixon tattoo on his back turned out to be a crook.’ And so it goes.  NATIONAL Quartet of progressive flame-throwers get on House Oversight Committee, three of them freshmen. Committee will be conducting wide-ranging investigations of Trump & his administration. By José Analco, and Giovana…
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News Roundup for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

Absorbant and yellow and porous is he: How I know I’ve overslept. Late-late night at a fabulous event last night (more on that later) and long drive after. Totally worth it. Trump pulls Pelosi into a high-stakes game of chicken. He sends a letter: He’s coming anyway to deliver his State of the Union. She sends one back: No, you’re not. Upshot: Within hours, Trump caves, unable to find…
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News Roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

On the enduring nature of white boy smugness: Covington Catholic – It could have been me. Mikie Sherrill co-sponsors H.R. 1 Andy Kim & Mikie Sherrill – These 2 rookie Democrats now have some power to help protect Jersey jobs It falls to Democrats to give a damn about what the shutdown is doing to New Jersey families. Democratic officials gather at…
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