FROM Martin Wisckol
Obama's Trip to the 'Red' OC Just before China's Vice President Xi arrived in Los Angeles, the President of the United States was raising campaign money in Newport Beach. At the home of Geoffrey and Nancy Stack, you could eat breakfast outside in a tent for $2500; inside with the President, the tariff was between $10,000 and $35,800. That's according to Martin Wisckol politics reporter with the Orange County Register .
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.