Tag: Wilbur Ross

Sharpiegate: Democrats Launch Probe Into Whether Team Trump Worked to Muddy Hurricane Facts

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) at a campaign event in Dallas, July 2019. The head of the House science committee has launched an investigation related to Sharpiegate.Photo: Tony Gutierrez (Associated Press) Donald Trump wouldn’t let Sharpiegate go when he kept insisting that Alabama was too in grave danger from Hurricane Dorian, and now, neither will […]

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Commerce Secretary Said to Have Threatened to Have Heads Roll if Weather Service Didn’t Back Trump on Alabama’s Dorian Risk

Wilbur Ross outside Trump Tower in New York, November 2016Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty) In the latest fallout from Sharpiegate, the push to convince the American people that its wannabe emperor Donald Trump wears clothes, er, was correct, when he put Alabama in the path of Hurricane Dorian, went as far as threats of pink slips […]

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Wilbur Ross Reportedly Threatened to Fire NOAA Officials Over Trump’s Fake Weather Report

Well, we now have a possible explanation why NOAA put out a bizarre, unsigned press release backing President Trump’s Hurricane Dorian claims and throwing its own scientists under the bus in the process. The order came down from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, three unnamed sources told the New York Times. Ross called up acting NOAA […]

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Can Unseasoned Food Cause ‘the Itis’? Because Trump’s Commerce Secretary Can’t Stop Falling Asleep

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Oh shit, who knew that the itis was a real thing? I mean, of course, the black community has been arguing for centuries that falling asleep after a big meal is a medically induced happening, but it apparently has a real medical sounding name. “Postprandial somnolence (colloquially known as the […]

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Trump Reverses Course—Again—on Citizenship Question for Census 2020

Signs sit behind the podium before the start of a press conference with New York’s then attorney general to announce a multistate lawsuit to block the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census form, April 3, 2018, in New York City. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty) That didn’t last long. Just […]

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Trump Cries Uncle on Citizenship Question for Census 2020

People gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as decisions are handed down June 27, 2019. The high court blocked a citizenship question from being added to the 2020 census. Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty) Looks like Donald Trump blinked. The Justice Department announced Tuesday that there will be no citizenship question on the 2020 […]

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Republicans Plan to Rig Elections for a Decade

Let’s just get this out of the way right up top: Republicans like white people. The Anglo-Saxon kind, anyway. They like them better than people of color; they like them better than people who might self-identify as white themselves, but are considered in the United States to be “other.” People of Latinx decent, for instance, […]

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Just What We Suspected: Push for Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Is About Favoring Whites and Republicans

U.S. Commerce Secretary and census overseer Wilbur Ross Photo: Win McNamee (Getty) Virtual messages from the grave prove that the Trump administration’s push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census has indeed been a craven ploy to benefit Republicans and “non-Hispanic whites.” That’s according to lawyers for those making a court challenge to […]

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