Tim Kaine’s War Powers Resolution has the votes to pass in Senate, Dems say

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., center, joined from left by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., meets with reporters as the House prepares to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Kaine also discussed his War Powers Resolution that the Senate is expected to vote on soon. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Kaine’s resolution, which is co-sponsored by Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was introduced Thursday just as similar resolution in the House, spearheaded by Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., passed with a majority vote. The Senate version will likely come up for a vote next week, but lawmakers anticipate the timing may …

Trump’s hypocritical golf habit

(CNN)How much has the government spent protecting President Donald Trump and his family on vacations, business travel and golf outings? Nobody knows for sure — because Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is fighting requests to disclose the costs until after the 2020 election. What we do know is that the Secret Service has spent $588,000 renting golf carts since 2017. And then there’s the hypocrisy of his golf habit. Trump repeatedly bashed his predecessor’s penchant for the links, claiming he would take a different approach as President. On October 2014, Trump tweeted, “Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the US, President Barack Obama spent the day playing golf.” In July 2015, Trump said, “I would …

What we know (and dont) about Goldman Sachs Africa VC investing

Goldman Sachs is investing in African tech companies. The venerable American investment bank and financial services firm has backed startups from Kenya to Nigeria and taken a significant stake in e-commerce venture Jumia, which listed on the NYSE in 2019. Though Goldman declined to comment on its Africa VC activities for this article, the company has spoken to TechCrunch in the past about specific investments. Goldman Sachs is one of the most enviable investment banking shops on Wall Street, generating $36 billion in net revenues in 2019, or roughly $1 million per employee. It’s the firm that always seems to come out on top, making money during the financial crisis while its competitors were hemorrhaging. For generations, MBAs from the …

CNN too fair to Trump, MSNBC host Lawrence ODonnell says

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell feels that CNN is too fair to President Trump. O’Donnell then claimed that Trump “kind of wants you to watch CNN instead of MSNBC” despite widespread acknowledgment that CNN has essentially established an anti-Trump programming strategy. “Because he knows on MSNBC there will be no one defending him. Because we don’t bring on liars. I don’t bring on a liar. I won’t do that,” O’Donnell said. CNN SETTLEMENT WITH COVINGTON STUDENT NICK SANDMANN A WIN FOR THE ‘LITTLE GUY,’ EXPERT SAYS Franken then asked if “you have to lie” in order to defend President Trump. “Yes,” O’Donnell said. “Absolutely, how else do you defend a liar? A pathological liar who lies about everything? You have to lie.” CNN …