Joseph D. Lyons

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The GOP Will Resist Impeaching Trump For A While

With so many incredible stories coming out of the White House, lots of people are trying to learn more about impeachment — including perhaps even the Trump Administration. According to what two source...
By Joseph D. Lyons

John Oliver’s Dancing Penguins Will Totally Make The News Easier To Read

The news is even getting to John Oliver. The ever funny man admitted Sunday that it has been getting harder and harder to keep up with the "exhausting pace" of news under the Trump Administration. "Lo...
By Joseph D. Lyons

John Oliver's Version Of A Trump Security Briefing Is Both Scary & Funny

John Oliver joked that the nurse who helped deliver President Trump in the hospital thought that he was the "worst baby." And Oliver thinks she was on to something. "You know, he was the worst baby, a...
By Joseph D. Lyons

John Oliver Points Out Trump Could Be Treated Far Worse

John Oliver barely had a main segment on Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight because he spent the entire episode speaking about last week. Thanks to the Trump Administration's "Stupid Watergate," th...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Robert Mueller's Political Affiliation Won't Play A Role In The Investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Russia investigation, and it couldn't have come at a better time. With the uproar over President Trump's firi...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Fox News Veteran Rogers Ailes Passed Away At 77

According to a statement from his family, Roger Ailes has died at age 77. The news was first reported by the Drudge Report and then confirmed on Fox News, the network Ailes helped launch and then mana...
By Joseph D. Lyons

What Robert Mueller Will Be Tasked With Investigating

The investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russian officials has been underway at the FBI since last July. Unlike wi...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Bernie Sanders Reacts Positively To Special Counsel Appointment

The weeks of missteps regarding the Russia investigation have finally caught up with the White House. As you know, President Trump came under increasing fire after dismissing FBI Director James Comey....
By Joseph D. Lyons

How Watergate Resembles Trump's Russia Problem

Constitutional crises don't come along regularly. Arguably, the last time the United States government found itself in such a pickle was some 45 years ago when Republican operatives attempted breaking...
By Joseph D. Lyons

The GOP Isn't Super Interested In Impeaching Trump

The list of crises rocking the White House is growing by the day. From the possible Russia collusion to the firing of James Comey, it's getting harder and harder to keep track. Now, The New York Times...
By Joseph D. Lyons

An Obstruction Of Justice Can Lead To Impeachment, But It's Not That Easy

There was another shocking development in the crisis surrounding James Comey's firing, and it makes everything President Trump has done thus far even more shocking. The New York Times reported that Tr...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump Giving Russia Classified Intel Could Give U.S. Allies Pause

The White House would normally be the last place you'd worry about a security leak — especially in the Oval Office, given the extreme vetting that administration officials go through in order to obtai...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Russia Is Fighting ISIS, Too, But Their Syria Priorities Lie Elsewhere

Back on the campaign trail, Donald Trump criticized then-President Obama for not working with Russia to defeat ISIS. But the idea of working with the country militarily — even fighting a terrorist org...
By Joseph D. Lyons

The Photo Of Trump With Russian Ministers Is Now A Scary Meme

You won't find any pictures from American news media of what's possibly the biggest story to roil Trump's White House, at least thus far. That's because last week, American photographers and journalis...
By Joseph D. Lyons

How Trump Could Have Violated The Presidential Oath

There's no doubt Trump allegedly sharing allied secrets with Russia was a big mistake. At his meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last week, T...
By Joseph D. Lyons

There Are New Findings About The Gender Gap

For young working women considering having children, Mother's Day this year brought some news: Being a mother isn't the only thing that runs up the wage gap. The bad news? It's a big part of it. The s...
By Joseph D. Lyons

This Prof Argues That Trump Is Closer To Impeachment

The professor who predicted Donald Trump's win — capping off a streak of correctly calling every presidential election since 1984 — now believes that President Trump could ultimately be impeached. Fol...
By Joseph D. Lyons

No, Merrick Garland Won't Replace James Comey

In a Republican, bizarro world, the chief justice of the second-most powerful court in the country would give up his seat to become FBI director for a president currently best known for firing the for...
By Joseph D. Lyons

John Oliver Takes On Trump's Unsettling Tweet To Comey

John Oliver took the scandal surrounding President Trump's firing of James Comey head on. He started off Last Week Tonight focusing on the issue, drawing attention to the ever-changing story that made...
By Joseph D. Lyons

How To Protest Trump's Firing Of James Comey

Tuesday's firing of FBI Director James Comey took just about the entire country by surprise. President Donald Trump has probably benefited the most from any errors Comey made during his tenure at the ...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Carl Icahn's Net Worth Is Excessive

This man bet on Donald Trump and now it will almost certainly pay off. Meet Carl Icahn. He's the big-time Wall Street investor and activist shareholder who made a name for himself by taking over a lar...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump Actually Tweeted Some Truth About Clinton

Throughout the election, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted nonsense about Hillary Clinton. Remember the one that read "Most corrupt candidate ever!" complete with a Star of David and stacks of mone...
By Joseph D. Lyons

This HB2 Bill Update Is Hopeful

Update 1: The HB2 repeal failed on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Democrats were expecting to pass a clean repeal bill, but GOP Sen. Phil Berger instead offered a repeal that would leave HB2 in place for an addi...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Michelle Obama Admits Watching Election Was Hard

The Obamas are leaving the White House. They're throwing their last Christmas parties, packing up, and yes, giving their final interviews. In one of the first lady's final conversations with journalis...
By Joseph D. Lyons

NoDAPL's Faith Spotted Eagle Got Electoral Vote

In the month leading up to Monday's Electoral College vote, there was a large amount of pressure on the Republican electors to deny Donald Trump the 270 votes needed to win the presidency. They were b...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Updates To The Berlin Christmas Market Attack

A truck rammed through a Christmas market in Berlin Monday night, killing 12 and injuring 48 people. The truck jumped the sidewalk and careened through stalls selling mulled wine, roasted nuts, and ot...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Michael Moore Has A Message For Electors

Of all the analyses put forward before the election, it was Michael Moore's non-scientific case that hit the head on the nail and predicted Donald Trump's Electoral College win. It wasn't the polls he...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Twitter Felt Strongly About Electoral College Day

Monday, Dec. 19 was the day. All the arguments you've heard about denying Donald Trump the presidency via the Electoral College hinge on the decision of 538 electors. Some 306 of them are from states ...
By Joseph D. Lyons

You Can Help Berlin Christmas Market Crash Victims

On Monday evening, the German capital was struck by tragedy as a semi-truck careened into a Berlin Christmas market. At least 12 were killed and nearly 50 were injured, according to police. Typically ...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Truck Rams Into Berlin Christmas Market

City police said Monday that a truck ran through a Christmas market in Berlin. They called it a "severe incident," and photos show overturned stalls and a strong emergency response. Initial reports po...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Apple's Tim Cook Isn't Thrilled To Meet With Trump

After a presidential campaign season mostly supporting the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, the head honchos of Silicon Valley made their way to see Donald Trump in New York City to make nice an...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Ask For A Donation In Place Of One Gift This Year

Sure, the holiday season is meant to be a time to disconnect from the day-to-day — to be with family and friends, and to focus on the important things in life. But we are not in typical times. So much...
By Joseph D. Lyons

EgyptAir Victims Reportedly Had Explosives

In a statement Thursday, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry said it found traces of explosives on EgyptAir 804 victims, according to the Associated Press. That reinforces the possibility of terroris...
By Joseph D. Lyons

The Electoral College Results Are Announced Jan. 6

As we've seen following Hillary Clinton's historic popular vote totals (only President Obama's in 2008 beats hers), the system to elect the United States president is quite complex. The candidate who ...
By Joseph D. Lyons

These 7 Faithless Elector Petitions Run The Gamut

Donald Trump would hate to read this, but he's a loser. Literally. He may be the president-elect, but he lost the popular vote by historic proportions — more than any president in history. We're talki...
By Joseph D. Lyons

9 Sincere Joe Biden Quotes From 2016

One thing about Joe Biden, is that he likes to tell it like it is. No malarkey from him — unless it's the word "malarkey" playing over and over again like a broken record as he accuses his political o...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Rex Tillerson Doesn't Agree With Putin ... Always

President-elect Donald Trump made public his choice for secretary of state Tuesday. His transition team released a statement early Tuesday naming the CEO of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson, to the post. Bu...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Rick Perry Is Trump's Pick For... Umm... Oops

No, the headlines are not a joke; Donald Trump really is messing with us — intentionally or not. Sources told both CBS News and NBC News that after a Monday meeting at Trump Tower, the president-elect...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Chris Christie Isn't In Trump's Cabinet

Back in November, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attracted lots of speculation when he met with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump International Golf Club in Bedminster Township, New Jersey (where ...
By Joseph D. Lyons

Republicans Hate Russia More Than The Alt-Right

If your Facebook friends are liberal-leaning and you don't intentionally follow some conservatives on Twitter, the odds are that your social space was outraged when president-elect Donald Trump made h...
By Joseph D. Lyons