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Monday, November 11, 2019


By MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow offered high praise that if it were not for Politico’s reporting the Donald might have skated by Ukraine-Gate crisis.  With Politico being among the very first to report of the Whistleblower’s existence and allegations, the news service’s reporting forced the White House to release the funds earmarked for military aid to the Ukraine.  Once the tit for tat gambit was out of the proverbial bag, ForeverTrumpers had no choice but to run for the nearest bomb shelter.

As a result, Politico’s prestige as a go to source for Beltway news has skyrocketed even higher, especially beyond Washington DC.  Politico, is an American political opinion company based in Arlington County, Virginia, that covers politics and policy in the United States and internationally. It distributes content through its website, television, printed newspapers, radio, and podcasts. Politico is owned by Capitol News Company, LLC, who in turn is an American media company also based in Arlington. It is a private holding company owned by Robert L. Allbritton. Its primary publication is Politico. Capitol News Company was created when Politico was spun out of Allbritton Communications Company in 2009.

Given there is no lack of news emanating from a Mr. Magoo-like presidency, Politico’s coverage has become far more visible and appreciated.  Witness Politico’s recent thorough examination of the Republican members of the House and Senate, who might turn on Trump at any second (if they haven’t already).

Titled, “Who Will Betray Trump,” the coverage points out Donald Trump knows there are potential traitors in his midst (hello, Anonymous) and as a result his Presidency could depend on keeping them at Bay.   While Politico writer Tim Alberta could be showing off his command of the obvious, his analysis of Washington DC infighting remains riveting.

And, the illustration for Alberta’s essay is first rate.  The “Judas” illustration is by Zach Meyer.

For Tim Alberta’s complete article click here.
Who are these guys?
Standing far left, left to right: Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Rep. John Shimkus.
Standing far right, left to right:  Rep. Francis Rooney and Sen. Lamar Alexander.
Seated, front row, left to right: Sen. Cory Gardner, Rep. Will Hurd, Sen. Mitt Romney, The Donald, Rep. Chip Roy, Sen. Ben Sasse and Rep. Fred Upton. is having a bit of fun by posting the original Last Supper pose by Leonard DaVinci.
Say it isn’t so, Judas.
From left to right, according to the Apostles’ heads:
Bartholomew, James, son of Alphaeus and Andrew (showing uplifted fingers in surprise.  Followed by Judas Iscariot (scooped neckline and reaching for bread), Peter (holding knife) and John (leaning away from Jesus). 

Jesus, pointing to bread. Here Jesus is predicting that his betrayer will take the bread at the same time he does.

Thomas (raised finger), James the Greater and Philip.
Matthew, Jude Thaddekus and Simon the Zealot

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