Wed, 11 September 2019
September 11. A day of remembrance, on which “balanced coverage” of Donald Trump will make us physically ill. Avoid the mainstream media for a while, and hang out with Wednesday’s KITM crew, David Waldman, Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter:
The Republicans did not lose in North Carolina by 2 points. Now, they have to worry about the 35 seats that are less Republican. Oh, well. They still have lying, stealing and cheating to fall back on.
Back “across the pond”, Monty Python is releasing previously unaired sketches! And, now for something not completely different at all: Brexit. Scottish judges rule the PM's suspension of parliament is unlawful, in fact that Boris Johnson lied to the Queen. WhatsApp messages reveal Tory MPs pushing Johnson into a life of crime. (BTW, Mike Pence’s Doonbeg detour cost $600 thousand in limo service alone.)
Sarah Palin quits midterm on her marriage.
Congress returns to deal with judges, guns and money. Or not. Nancy Pelosi will poke a hole straight through the next reporter that implies inaction on gun laws is anyone’s fault but Moscow Mitch. The Senate moves so many rotten judges through that it’s easy to miss the awful ones. Meanwhile, the Senate Democrats have a plan to stop military funding for the Trump wall.