ACC Archives

Month: February 2018
Is the (Tea) Party Over?

This is where the TEA Party was birthed. And this was ACTUAL RESISTANCE. It was the most spontaneous political eruption I’ve ever seen and may ever see. There was no institutional power behind The Ron Paul Revolution. It was...

Supreme Court Rules Immigrants Can Be Detained Indefinitely

(From TheHill.com) Immigrants can be held by U.S. immigration officials indefinitely without receiving bond hearings, even if they have permanent legal status or are seeking asylum, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-3 ruling Tuesday, with Justice Elena Kagan...

Mueller Moves to Dismiss Charges against Rick Gates following Plea Deal

(From Washington Examiner) Special counsel Robert Mueller has moved to dismiss recently-unveiled charges against Rick Gates, who pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Washington. Mueller’s office announced last Thursday that a federal grand jury in the Eastern District...

North Korea “Providing Materials for Syria Chemical Weapons”

(From BBC News) North Korea has been sending equipment to Syria that could be used to make chemical weapons, a UN report says. Some 40 previously unreported shipments were made between 2012 and 2017, the report found. Materials included acid-resistant...

Kushner Loses Access to Top Intelligence Briefing

(From Reuters) U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, has lost access to the most valued U.S. intelligence report, the President’s Daily Brief, as the White House imposes greater discipline on access to secrets, two U.S. officials...

Trump border wall greenlit by Hispanic California judge

Remember the “Mexican” judge with whom Trump had a beef? It’s that guy. (From The Duran) As it has turned out, Judge Curiel has actually been on record as ruling for things in favor or preferable to President Trump’s agenda...

Corker Decides against Reelection Bid, Sticks with Retirement

(From Politico) Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) will not run for reelection after reconsidering his decision last fall to retire, his chief of staff said Tuesday. After listening to some Tennessee Republicans and GOP senators who were privately urging him to...

Afghan President Offers to Recognize Taliban to End War

(From Reuters) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political group on Wednesday as part of a proposed political process that he said could lead to talks aimed at ending more than 16 years of...