Fred Henneke, Attorney & Counselor-At-Law

SHUTDOWNS AND OTHER LUNACIES; 12/30/2018

Today about 1/3rd of the United States government is “shutdown”, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State and the Department of Justice.¬†This means that those persons working in the shutdown departments that are “essential” are still working but not getting paid until after the shutdown, and those persons deemed “non-essential” and furloughed… Continue Reading

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MUELLER; 12/10/2018

After a pause for the mid-term elections, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has lit the afterburners. In the past two weeks, we have seen additional charges brought against Michael Cohen along with a harsh sentencing memo, a lenient sentencing memo for Michael Flynn, and a filing against Paul Manafort to rescind their agreement regarding the charges… Continue Reading

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41; 12/04/2018

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, died last Friday. He was, and probably always will be, the last patrician President. Born to wealth and status in Connecticut, he finished high school after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and joined the Navy at age 18. At 19 he was a navy… Continue Reading

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NATIONAL PUNDITRY; 11/19/2018

I might have redeemed myself as a pundit. I predicted a net gain of 30 – 35 Democrat seats in the House of Representatives and 2 Republican gains in the Senate. Tonight the score is Democrats +37 with three still too close to call and Republicans +3 with Mississippi in a run-off voting next week.… Continue Reading

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ELECTION CONCLUSIONS: 11/08/2018

Some conclusions I draw from the election results: House of Representatives. The last tally I heard had the Democrats flipping 34 seats with a handful too close to call. That gives them the majority in the House and allows them to organize, control the committees and set the agenda. Not exactly a ‘blue wave” but… Continue Reading

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MUSINGS ON ELECTION EVE; 11/05/2018

As we await the election results, here are some pertinent thoughts: ¬†Everyone, including the President, appears to agree that the election tomorrow is nothing less than a referendum on President Trump at the mid-point of his Administration. Indeed, the President is actively encouraging people to see the election as a referendum on his performance. After… Continue Reading

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MIDTERMS; 10/22/2018

Early voting started today here in Texas and will continue through November 2. WiIl YOU be a gladiator or just a spectator? Can you spare an hour of your time to be a CITIZEN? Do you care about the future of our Nation, your children, your grandchilldren and, just as important, YOURSELF? Elections have consequences… Continue Reading

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“WHAT DO WE DO NOW”*; 10’12’2018

Deep breath. Deep breath. After being glued to our seats for the Kavanaugh hearings (political theater at its worst), we .now turn our undivided attention to the mid-term election ending on November 6. In some states they are already voting; here in Texas, early voting begins Monday, October 22nd. What’s at stake – just control… Continue Reading

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JUST THE WORST OF TIMES; 10/08/2018

Ugly. Mean-spirited. Demeaning. Destructive. Shocking. All these adjectives, and more, have been used to describe the end of the hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Given the hyper-partisan make-up of the Senate, the outcome was essentially pre-ordained. How they got to that conclusion was not. Here are the winners… Continue Reading

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THE HEARING; 09/27/2018

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens It was the best of times in that our constitutional process of selecting persons to fill the highest court in the land was on display, exactly as written in the Constitution. It was the worst of times in the way it… Continue Reading

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