With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress and the executive branch, many Democrats are struggling to find work in a city now dominated by the GOP.With President-elect Trump´s inauguration just around the corner, thousands of President Obama’s appointees and hundreds of Clinton campaign staffers are looking to enter the D.C. job market—where the demand couldn’t be any lower, according to a report in Politico.The Trump tornado is tearing up post-election planning around the Beltway. It’s not just that those 4,000 administration jobs are no longer available to Hillary for America alumni, or that failed Senate candidates like Russ Feingold
Unfortunately for them, there isn´t much demand anymore for what they used to do. As Barkoulis writes, demand for Republican operatives is "more robust." No kidding. As Patel says in the postscript, “Never count on a Democratic administration.” But some nobodies keep voting for them, probably regular lotto suckers.
#12: That´s funny about the Journalism and PoliSci majors. Two of the most useless majors in existence, exceeded only by Women´s and Black Studies majors. Lawyers are held in the same regard as pond scum.
In any feast or famine career you have to have a backup plan. I think was was most telling was the youngster that was told by an experienced politico and just ´phish poshed´ it. Yes snowflakes, your elders really do have a clue.
They should have to work one of the ‘dirty jobs’ shown on Mike Rowe’s show. Worm diggers, sewer pipeline cleaners, or animal hide tanners would be a good way to meet real Americans for genteel, inside-the-beltway liberals.
Those poor unemployed agents of our economic deterioration can join so many people I know, especially young people, struggling with part-time service jobs that pay squat, struggling with crushing student loans, frightened by health care costs, and one car payment away from being financially stranded,at the mercy of their parents´ support once again.
The Trump administration invited leaders of congressional intelligence panels to review documents it said raise questions about whether government spy agencies improperly identified President Donald Trump’s campaign officials and associates in the course of routine foreign surveillance.In a letter signed by White House Counsel Donald McGahn, the administration said Thursday it was responding to a March 15 request from intelligence committees for “documents necessary to determine whether information collected on U.S. persons was mishandled and leaked.” It asks the committees to probe whether the intelligence was properly gathered, whether names were improperly revealed and “to the extent that U.S. citizens
It´s the most cunning robocall scam I’ve encountered — and the fact that I’ve fallen for it more than once tells you how successful it can be. The phone rings. You pick it up and say “hello.” There’s a brief silence and then a woman’s voice says, “Oh, hi there!” She offers an embarrassed laugh. “I’m sorry, I was having a little trouble with my headset!”I’ve gotten this call a number of times in recent weeks, at home and at work, and each time I’ve been suckered by the lifelike opening to stay on the line longer than I normally
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump´s claim that Germany owes NATO and the United States "vast sums" of money for defense."There is no debt account at NATO," von der Leyen said in a statement, adding that it was wrong to link the alliance´s target for members to spend 2 percent of their economic output on defense by 2024 solely to NATO."Defense spending also goes into UN peacekeeping missions, into our European missions and into our contribution to the fight against IS terrorism," von der Leyen said.She said everyone wanted the burden to
A former State Department IT technician who set up Hillary Clinton´s private email server in her home may face criminal charges for avoiding multiple subpoenas to testify on Clinton´s email server. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter on Thursday to Attorney General Jeff Session asking that Bryan Pagliano be charged for ignoring multiple subpoenas requesting that he testify before the Oversight Committee. Pagliano was responsible for managing Clinton´s private server and also served as a senior adviser to the former secretary of state.
Nearly 2,000 people are believed to have died from opioid overdoses last year in Massachusetts, a record tally of death and suffering that came despite widespread public and private campaigns to stanch the state’s addiction crisis.A state Department of Public Health report released Friday showed that opioids were confirmed as the cause of 1,465 deaths and suspected in 514 additional deaths. Opioids killed or were suspected of killing five times more people than died in car crashes.The main culprit appeared to be the drug fentanyl, which was present in an increasing number of cases, even as heroin-related deaths declined. Illegal
On Friday, President Donald Trump and his entourage will jet for the third straight weekend to a working getaway at his oceanfront Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.On Saturday, Trump’s sons Eric and Don Jr., with their Secret Service details in tow, will be nearly 8,000 miles away in the United Arab Emirates, attending the grand opening of a Trump-brand golf resort in the ‘‘Beverly Hills of Dubai.’’ Meanwhile, New York police will keep watch outside the Trump Tower in Manhattan, the chosen home of first lady Melania Trump and son Barron. And the tiny township of Bedminster, New Jersey, is Source corrected
The State Department under Rex Tillerson, who has been among President Trump’s least visible Cabinet officials and is still lacking much of his senior staff, is undergoing further shrinkage in its upper echelons, according to current and former U.S. officials. Kristie Kenney, a three-time ambassador and career Foreign Service officer who has served as State Department counselor for the past year, has been told that her services are no longer needed in that job and that her staff is to be reassigned. The offices of counselor, who provides strategic guidance to the secretary, and the empty slot of deputy secretary for
President Trump’s national security adviser wants to fight not just Islamic terrorists but the “radical ideology of Islam,” and he plans to do it from the grass roots up, starting with our children at schools while also using social media.Dealing with the global Islamist threat on a tactical level through drone strikes and arrests hasn’t worked, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn argues, according to his largely overlooked 2016 book, “The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies.” He wants to combat it more broadly, using informational warfare, among other things, on
Washington — Now, stacked on the Trump tower of petrifying things we have to worry about — war with Iran, war with China, war with Mexico, war with Islam, war with koala bears — there is yet another looming disaster.The East Wing is perilously behind in planning for the Easter Egg Roll. Is the White House dropping the ball — or rather, the ovoid? As our omnipresent new president hijacked our reality, the first lady vanished, sparking headlines for nary a glimpse in D.C. since the inaugural.Just as there is a gush of leaks from the resistance in the federal
Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos said Wednesday that the riot that canceled his planned speech at the University of California-Berkeley was "heavily ironic and very, I think, self-defeating for the social justice left."Yiannopoulos´ planned talk was scrapped after violent protesters hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and started a bonfire outside the student union where he was to appear."No one’s safety is at risk from different opinions," Yiannopoulos told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" in a phone interivew. "No one’s physical safety is endangered by political ideas from a speaker on campus, but universities have sort of allowed this stuff to happen, and even
WASHINGTON — President Trump takes medication for three ailments, including a prostate-related drug to promote hair growth, Mr. Trump’s longtime physician, Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, said in a series of recent interviews. The other drugs are antibiotics to control rosacea, a common skin problem, and a statin for elevated blood cholesterol and lipids.Dr. Bornstein, who spoke by telephone in four interviews over the past month, also said that Mr. Trump takes a daily baby aspirin to reduce the risk of a heart attack. Over all, he pronounced Mr. Trump healthy and his medical care “as exactly up to date.” Dr. Bornstein granted
Activists protested on Saturday the detention of two Iraqi citizens at New York City´s JFK airport, one day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US.New York taxi drivers have their own response to President Donald Trump´s immigration ban: A strike.As protests continue to break out across major U.S. airports Saturday night following President Trump´s immigration ban, taxi drivers at New York´s John F. Kennedy International Airport have gone on strike.
It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. The Times called him unprepared and unsuited for the job he was seeking, and said his election would be a “catastrophe.” Still, nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck. Like millions of other Americans, we clung to a slim hope that the new president would turn out to be all noise and bluster, or that the people around him in the White House would act as a check
Tina Fey has lashed out at the ´white, college-educated´ women who put Donald Trump in power. The 46-year-old claimed those same women now want to forget about it and ´go back to watching HGTV.´ The comedienne made these comments when speaking at the ACLU Stand For Rights benefit on Friday night, according to the Huffington Post. ´A lot of this election was turned by white, college-educated women who now would maybe like to forget about this election and go back to watching HGTV,´ she said. ´I would want to urge them, "You can’t look away", because it doesn’t affect you this minute,
If Bill O'Reilly weren't the biggest star at Fox News, would he still have a job at Fox News? Many media industry observers, reading about the harassment allegations that have cost O´Reilly and Fox millions of dollars, are saying he would not. What does that answer say about the Murdoch media empire? Murdoch and his sons are standing near O´Reilly, although not right next to him, by renewing his contract, but not issuing a full-throated defense. And Fox´s executives are waiting and watching, anticipating that more women will come forward with allegations against O´Reilly. Other people in and around the cable news channel are also wondering about that --
White House lawyers last month discovered that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter. The pattern of Rice´s requests was discovered in a National Security Council review of the government´s policy on "unmasking" the identities of individuals in the U.S. who are not targets of electronic eavesdropping, but whose communications are collected incidentally.
She feels safe enough to “come out of the woods,” exactly the time for a Trump administration special prosecutor to launch a broadside. Mentally strong people don’t need five months to overcome setbacks. Thomas Edison famously said: “I have not failed 10,000 times. … I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work.” Instead of dwelling on setbacks, true leaders are resilient and persistent. Their passion for their mission—or goal—is independent of external circumstances. Hillary says she’s been licking her wounds in the woods since November. Why can’t she pull herself together? On the campaign trail, Trump promised supporters
Hundreds of LGBTQ protesters invaded Ivanka Trump´s upmarket neighborhood in Washington D.C., for the ´Queer Dance Party for Climate Justice´, much to the fury of other residents. A storm of dancing people marched with signs, speakers and festive clothing while chanting obscenities directed towards the first daughter´s father to protest his administration´s rollback on Obama´s climate change policies, on Saturday night. (Snip) However, this didn´t deter the protesters from blasting music from speakers, singing along to Queen´s rock anthem We Will Rock You and dancing on the roofs of cars. The commotion was the boiling point for one man who
PETA’s shenanigans vary from the absurd to the downright offensive. From likening rape survivors to pigs and cows, to calling Pokémon a form of animal cruelty, PETA’s efforts to “save the animals” always make the headlines—and with good reason: they’re completely absurd. The animal rights group today released a new video to cry over milk, equating the nutritious drink with Nazism. Following the rise in Trump Derangement Syndrome and the progressive left’s hysteria over white supremacism, PETA states: “Did you know that milk has long been a symbol used by white supremacists?” It’s an alternative fact accompanied by an equally ludicrous video, which
A federal judge ruled President Donald Trump incited violence when he yelled ´get ´em out of here´ at a group of protesters during Louisville campaign rally. Now, the protesters will be allowed to proceed in their lawsuit against the president, his campaign and three of his supporters. Trump´s lawyers sought to dismiss the lawsuit by three protesters who say they were roughed up by his supporters at a March 1, 2016 rally in Louisville, Kentucky. They argued that Trump didn´t intend for his supporters to use force and used free speech as a defense. Two women and a man say
There’s so much in print and online about the House and Senate intelligence committees and Russian “collusion” with Trump that I can’t blame people with real lives to lead who just throw their hands up and garden or go hiking. Some will assume there’s got to be a pony in there somewhere, as Ronald Reagan used to joke about the kid digging through manure. I think there is, but it isn’t that Russia corrupted the 2016 election, it’s that Obama and his closest aides, including some at the highest level in the intelligence community, illegally intercepted one or more Republican
Despite forming the basis for the multi-million dollar blockbusters that have recently overtaken Hollywood, Marvel comic book sales have been falling. Well, Marvel VP of Sales, David Gabriel, spoke about what they believe could possibly lead to the decline, putting the blame on diversity. “What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity,” Gabriel told ICv2 at the Marvel Retailer summit. “They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not.” (Snip) Later on, after the comments were picked up by numerous outlets, Gabriel clarified how Squirrel Girl, Ms. Marvel, The Mighty Thor,
The exorbitant cost of keeping Melania and Barron Trump in their gold-plated penthouse in New York City has inspired thousands to sign a petition asking that they be forced to leave town. The viral Change.org request, titled “Make Melania Trump Stay in the White House or Pay for the Expenses Herself,” already has more than 175,000 signatures. The petition is a response to the drain on city dollars brought on by the stunning security costs — up to $146,000 a day — of keeping Melania and Barron in Trump Tower, according to New York City Police estimates given to The
Just 34% of the public approve of the job President Trump is doing, as his support among Republicans and independents tumbles, according to the April IBD/TIPP poll. Fifty six percent disapprove of the job he´s doing. Approval ratings for a president haven´t been this low President Bush´s last months in office. Last month, 40% of independents approved of the job Trump is doing; just 29% approve today. Among Republicans, Trump´s job approval is 74%, which represents a 14-point decline from last month. The latest IBD/TIPP poll was taken from March 24-30, and includes responses from 904 people across the country, giving it