Morning Bits: Trump accomplishing nothing

Morning Bits: Trump accomplishing nothing
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Airport workers hold signs and march during a rally Monday at Boston Logan International Airport for employees affected by the government shutdown. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images) All he is accomplishing is cementing his role as a toady of the GOP base. “New tensions are flaring on the Senate Judiciary Committee over plans by newly minted Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to dig into Obama-era scandals. Graham, a close ally of President Trump’s, has outlined several areas he wants to probe now that he has the Judiciary Committee gavel. They include the FBI’s handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications targeting former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.” This is pathetic. While Trump accomplishes nothing, people suffer. “One month after the government shutdown began, its effects have begun to hurt some of the most vulnerable Americans: not just homeless people, but also those who are one crisis away from the streets. And nonprofit groups dedicated to helping low-income renters are already scrambling to survive without the lifeblood payments from HUD that began being cut off on Jan. 1.” Trump may accomplish one thing — a recession. “Calls are growing louder for President Trump to end the trade war and government shutdown as fresh evidence pours in that businesses and consumers are losing faith in the global expansion. On Monday, the International Monetary Fund cut its global growth predictions for this year and next, saying ‘the balance of risks remains […]

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