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Sunday News: Kate McKinnon as Jeff Sessions/Forrest Gump; “Mad Trump” Lies “Bigly”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, March 5. Also check out Attorney General Jeff Sessions/Forrest Gump (Kate McKinnon) chatting with strangers (Octavia Spencer, Leslie Jones, Kyle Mooney, Aidy Bryant, Beck Bennett) at a bus stop.

  • Video: “This is the story of the Republican who stood up to President Donald Trump.” – TBD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXzjxVYPjys

    • Jim B

      The Trump wiretap lie is a distraction to distance everyone from the sessions scandal.

  • Video: Bill McKibben – “The level of just complete corruption from the fossil fuel industry that marks this administration is like nothing we’ve ever seen.”


  • Quizzical

    Good news for us, bad news for the oil and gas industry:
    Advances in battery technology.

  • Putin

    Why trump chose sessions:


    Flash forward 3 years to the reelection campaign…
    Sessions will indict all opponents
    The American democracy experiment is almost over, folks..

  • Video: Clapper on Trump’s wiretap claims – “I can deny it”


  • Robert Reich:

    This morning White House press secretary Sean Spicer called for a congressional investigation into Trump’s claims that Barack Obama had him wiretapped during last year’s election. Hours before, Trump continued his extraordinary and unprecedented attack on Obama. “Who was it that secretly said to Russian President, ‘Tell Vladimir that after the election I’ll have more flexibility?’” Trump tweeted.

    There is not one iota of evidence Trump or his aides were the subjects of surveillance during last year’s election.

    For Democrats to respond to this drivel risks making it the new normal of partisanship. For Obama himself to respond would dignify it.

    That means Republican leaders must stand up and call this what it is: Pure demagoguery designed to distract attention from the investigations into Trump’s Russian connections.

    Former Republican presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, former Republican senators and members of Congress, along with current Republican senators and members of Congress, must stop this outrage. We are heading toward a crisis of governance, and their voices are critical.

    • More Robert Reich:

      Congressional Republicans were flummoxed Sunday by Trump’s continued assertions — without evidence — that President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign. A day after Trump made the charge, Hill Republicans were largely mute, and those who spoke out were perplexed at the source of Trump’s information, which the White House has yet to disclose.

      Republicans must stand up to Trump’s demagoguery. For Democrats to be the only ones sounding the alarm risks making this all seem like the new normal of partisanship, and splits the country even further along partisan lines. Republican leaders – current and former – must have the courage to say publicly that what Trump is doing is wrong and dangerous for our democracy.

  • Video: Sen. Mark Warner about Russian hacking of our presidential election, ties to Trump, “very reckless” claims by Trump


  • Karen Graf announces she is dropping out of the primary in the 45th House of Delegates district. Del. Mark Levine is now unopposed for reelection.

    To the Wonderful People of the 45th and Beyond,

    After much thought, I have decided to withdraw from the House Delegate race in the 45th district.

    I cannot possibly express the gratitude to my community, family and friends for their belief in me. The time, money and energy spent getting my campaign going was amazing. With the number of people prepared to endorse me, contribute to my campaign and work the streets, I am confident we could have won this thing.

    For me, running for office is not about ego or moving up a political ladder; it is about helping my community, solving problems and building a stronger future for our kids. Right now, I have evaluated where my service can have the biggest impact and that is in my current position, with my current service commitments. For the good of my family and the Democratic Party, I am ending my campaign here. Therefore, Richmond must wait.

    The Virginia Democratic Party has identified 17 high-priority, competitive districts in the Commonwealth. These races are in communities that voted for Hillary Clinton. This is outstanding. I have been asked to throw my support behind these democratic candidates and I urge you to do the same.

    It is important for these candidates to be supported with energy from communities like ours. Because it is tough for these candidates to raise money against established Republican candidates, please give to these candidates’ campaigns or the Virginia Democratic Party.

    You can follow their races here: http://www.vpap.org/elections/house/candidates/general/

    Thank you so much for your support and for believing in me. Now, let’s focus all our energy on the communities we live in and the other 17 people trying to make a better Commonwealth for all.

    Best regards,

    Karen A. Graf