The Surreal News 9-10 AM Friday 5-11-18

Written by on Thursday, May 10, 2018

While much of the media is compulsively focused on the train wreck that is the White House (easy to understand),  Congress is busy causing all kinds of mischief that may be more damaging to Americans in the long term than the latest falsehood uttered on Twitter.  A currently popular method of quietly overturning much of good done during the Obama years is the use of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) which Steve and Lew’s guest Professor Rena Steinzor (above) has made a case for repealing.  Steinzor, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, is a Member Scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform, a nonprofit educational organization with a network of Member Scholars who work to protect health, safety, and the environment through analysis and commentary.

Later, Simon Maloy, a senior writer at Media Matters for America, will update us on the latest non-reporting by Fox and Friends (Donald Trump’s favorite show) on issues from Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen to cheerleading the appointment of Gina Haspel to head the CIA.