ESPN: no national anthem broadcast before NFL games this year – Vox

ESPN: no national anthem broadcast before NFL games this year – Vox. At ESPN’s football media day, encompassing both college football and the NFL, ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro announced that the network does not plan to show the National Anthem during its broadcasts of either college or professional football this season. The move comes as the world’s largest sports television […]

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo: ‘Of Course America Is Great’ | HuffPost

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo: 'Of Course America Is Great' | HuffPost. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that he was “inartful” when he said earlier in the week that America “was never that great,” a comment that was widely condemned and mocked by critics on the right and left. “I want to be very clear: Of course America […]

AP source: Omarosa has video, audio, texts

AP source: Omarosa has video, audio, texts. It’s not just audiotapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation supporting the claims in her tell-all book about her time in the Trump White House, a person with direct knowledge of the records told The Associated Press Friday. Manigault Newman has made clear that she […]

The Free Press Is Under Fire – The Atlantic

The Free Press Is Under Fire – The Atlantic. America’s Founding Fathers, after breaking free from monarchical subjugation, were determined to construct a government of checks and balances on absolute concentrated power. So they created a federal system that differentiated between state and national control, as well as three branches of government with distinct powers and responsibilities that had to […]

‘Abolish Prisons’ Is the New ‘Abolish ICE’ – POLITICO Magazine

‘Abolish Prisons’ Is the New ‘Abolish ICE’ – POLITICO Magazine. A growing group of leftists wants to get rid of the entire prison industrial complex in America. It’s no secret that the criminal justice system in America needs fixing—everyone from Jared Kushner to Cory Booker agrees. And while the Koch brothers might not go so far as Elizabeth Warren to […]

2018 midterms: 90 days out, things look good — not great — for Democrats – Vox

2018 midterms: 90 days out, things look good — not great — for Democrats – Vox. Less than 90 days out from Election Day on November 6, how good are things for the Democrats, really? If you’re looking at Democrats’ expanding number of battleground House districts, the future seems bright. With each passing primary day, the nonpartisan Cook Political Report […]

Trump And Cuomo Wage Twitter War Over America’s Level Of Greatness | HuffPost

Trump And Cuomo Wage Twitter War Over America's Level Of Greatness | HuffPost. President Donald Trump and the governor of his home state, New York Democrat Andrew Cuomo, sparred over Twitter on Wednesday night — neither of them holding any punches. Trump accused Cuomo of “having a total meltdown” over remarks the governor had made earlier in the day. “We’re […]

Omarosa’s Unhinged is an unconvincing mess of a book

Omarosa's Unhinged is an unconvincing mess of a book. Before sitting down to enjoy all 356 unembargoed pages of Unhinged, Omarosa Manigault Newman’s memoir of her stint in Donald Trump’s White House, I decided to do my due diligence as a reviewer and familiarize myself with her earlier literary work. I can now say with confidence that 2008′s The Bitch […]

Manafort Jury Asks Court Four Questions As Deliberations Continue – Talking Points Memo

Manafort Jury Asks Court Four Questions As Deliberations Continue – Talking Points Memo. Judge T.S. Ellis on Thursday evening answered a few questions from the jurors in the Paul Manafort trial after the jury sent out a note seeking clarification on several issues. Ellis then dismissed the jury for the day, and they will return to their deliberations Friday at […]

Midwest Democrats’ answer to Trump: White, conventional and boring – POLITICO

Midwest Democrats' answer to Trump: White, conventional and boring – POLITICO. Primaries in the heartland since May, including ones on Tuesday, offered a possible alternative for taking on Donald Trump in 2020 Democrats across the Midwest are opting for a conventional cast of technocrats and long-time public officials in the party’s first response to Donald Trump’s 2016 victories — a […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Risking Her Reputation Before She Gets to Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Risking Her Reputation Before She Gets to Congress. Since her remarkable Democratic primary win on June 26, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has toured the country, done Sunday shows, appeared on late-night TV and raised money for like-minded candidates. It has been a stunning rise for a 28-year-old self-described Democratic Socialist who emerged from relatively anonymity to become, barring something […]

Elizabeth Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act, explained – Vox

Elizabeth Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act, explained – Vox. by Matthew Yglesias · August 15, 2018 Elizabeth Warren has a big idea that challenges how the Democratic Party thinks about solving the problem of inequality. Instead of advocating for expensive new social programs like free college or health care, she’s introducing a bill Wednesday, the Accountable Capitalism Act, that would redistribute […]

Trump Revokes Former CIA Director John Brennan’s Security Clearance | HuffPost

Trump Revokes Former CIA Director John Brennan's Security Clearance | HuffPost. President Donald Trump has revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Wednesday. Sanders said Trump has exercised his “unique constitutional responsibility to protect the nation’s classified information.” Historically, as a professional courtesy, former heads of intelligence and law enforcement agencies […]

Christine Hallquist Just Became the First Transgender Nominee for Governor From a Major Party – Mother Jones

Christine Hallquist Just Became the First Transgender Nominee for Governor From a Major Party – Mother Jones. Christine Hallquist, the former chief executive of a Vermont utility firm, won the state’s Democratic primary Tuesday, becoming the first ever openly transgender nominee for governor from a major party anywhere in the country. She will face incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott for […]

The treachery of Tom Perez

The treachery of Tom Perez. Tom Perez is chair of the Democratic National Committee because wealthy centrist liberals — above all then-President Barack Obama — needed a convenient stooge to keep the party machinery out of the left’s hands. He’s serving his big donor masters loyally, and in the process failing his party, the United States of America, and humanity […]

Manafort Attorney Takes Dig At Mueller, Attacks Gates In Closing Arguments – Talking Points Memo

Manafort Attorney Takes Dig At Mueller, Attacks Gates In Closing Arguments – Talking Points Memo. Closing arguments in Paul Manafort’s trial in Virginia featured a prosecution focused on Manafort’s “lies” and his defense’s claim that there major were holes in the government’s narrative about Manafort’s alleged bank fraud and tax fraud. Manafort attorney Richard Westling made a number of sly […]

Don’t back away from the hard truth, Senator Warren – The Boston Globe

Don’t back away from the hard truth, Senator Warren – The Boston Globe. by Renée Graham – Columnist · August 14, 2018 DURING A RECENT APPEARANCE at Dillard University in New Orleans, Senator Elizabeth Warren offered what she called “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: it’s racist. . . . I mean, all the way, front to back.” […]

Katrina Pierson Responds to Omarosa: I Humored Her About Trump N-Word Tape

Katrina Pierson Responds to Omarosa: I Humored Her About Trump N-Word Tape. by Asawin Suebsaeng · August 14, 2018 There are tapes of people talking about tapes and it’s causing all kinds of drama. Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Omarosa week may never die and it’s causing mass hysteria in Trumpland. As The Daily Beast first reported last week, […]

Keith Ellison Wins Minnesota Attorney General Primary While Facing Abuse Accusations | HuffPost

Keith Ellison Wins Minnesota Attorney General Primary While Facing Abuse Accusations | HuffPost. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) won the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general on Tuesday, days after he was publicly accused of domestic abuse. The deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee bested Minnesota Rep. Deb Holstrom, former county prosecutor Tom Foley, Minneapolis attorney Matt Pelikan and former […]

Reports: Trump Campaign Files Arbitration Against Omarosa – Talking Points Memo

Reports: Trump Campaign Files Arbitration Against Omarosa – Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham The Trump campaign has filed an arbitration action against former campaign and White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman over her alleged breach of a nondisclosure agreement she signed in 2016, several outlets have reported. WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Trump campaign files arbitration action against Omarosa […]

Peter Strzok’s firing sets a dangerous precedent for the abuse of power.

Peter Strzok’s firing sets a dangerous precedent for the abuse of power.. If there’s one thing for which it’s impossible to fault Donald Trump, it is the clarity of his intentions. As he has emphasized in scores of tweets and public statements, he believes that the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia is illegitimate and that the president should […]

Most Top Democrats, Progressive Groups Reserve Judgment On Keith Ellison Allegations | HuffPost

Most Top Democrats, Progressive Groups Reserve Judgment On Keith Ellison Allegations | HuffPost. All but a few prominent Democrats and progressive groups have stayed silent on an ex-girlfriend’s allegations of domestic abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a progressive leader and deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee running for the state’s attorney general. Their reticence to speak reflects […]

How Engineering the Climate Could Mess With Our Food – Mother Jones

How Engineering the Climate Could Mess With Our Food – Mother Jones. On June 15, 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines blew its top in an eruption of staggering proportions. It sent an ash cloud 28 miles high, filling surrounding valleys with deposits 660 feet thick and destroying almost every bridge within 18 miles. Over 800 people lost their lives. […]

Trump’s latest immigration injustice is a malicious travesty

Trump's latest immigration injustice is a malicious travesty. The Trump administration wants you to believe it’s devoted to protecting American taxpayers from supposedly welfare-mooching foreigners. Don’t. What President Trump is really doing is shutting the door on all but a small sliver of well-heeled immigrants — while telling the “tired,” “poor,” and “huddled masses” yearning to put cheap food on […]

Juan Williams: The real danger of Trump’s media war | TheHill

Juan Williams: The real danger of Trump's media war | TheHill. As a young reporter for the Washington Post covering the corrupt administration of D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, I knew what it meant to be targeted by a powerful politician. Barry and his supporters trashed my reputation in D.C.’s black community, casting me as a sellout working for a white […]

Trump broke the presidency. We need to get rid of the job altogether.

Trump broke the presidency. We need to get rid of the job altogether.. by Tina Dupuy, Opinion contributor Donald Trump is proof that the U.S. presidency is broken and democracy is in peril. It’s time to amend the Constitution and abolish the presidency. President Donald Trump (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP) Abolish the POTUS! We’ve seen it: the belligerent typo-ridden tweets; the […]

The Most Blissfully Trump-Twitter-Free Place in America | The New Yorker

The Most Blissfully Trump-Twitter-Free Place in America | The New Yorker. Late on Wednesday morning, Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, stared directly at Rick Gates, his longtime deputy turned accuser, sitting on the stand a few feet away from him in the Alexandria courtroom where Manafort is on trial for an array of financial crimes. Manafort’s lawyer was […]

Pentagon: China Boosts Nuclear Readiness

Pentagon: China Boosts Nuclear Readiness. China added significant numbers of bombers to its military forces in the past year as part of a large-scale military buildup targeting the United States, a Pentagon’s report on the Chinese military says. The annual report to Congress also reveals that China’s People’s Liberation Army increased long-range bomber flights further from Chinese coasts and conducted […]

Brett Kavanaugh Hit Piece By New York Times | National Review

Brett Kavanaugh Hit Piece By New York Times | National Review. Once again, the Left has taken a swing at one of the most qualified SCOTUS nominees in history. Once again, it has missed. What does the word “primarily” mean? If you look it up in a dictionary, the definition is plain enough. Merriam-Webster says it means “for the most […]

Senate hopes to end years of spending gridlock

Senate hopes to end years of spending gridlock. by Susan Ferrechio · August 18, 2018 The Senate next week embarks on an unusual strategy that could result in the passage of most of the 2019 federal government spending in one bill, and before fiscal year-end deadline. Lawmakers agreed to begin debate on a bill that would fund the nation’s massive […]

Judge in Manafort trial says he’s been threatened over case | Fox News

Judge in Manafort trial says he's been threatened over case | Fox News. The judge in Paul Manafort’s fraud trial said Friday he has received threats over the case. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III made the comments as the jury deliberated for the second day, and as he rejected a motion to release information about the jurors. He said […]

Mysterious X-37B Military Space Plane Nears 1 Year in Orbit

Mysterious X-37B Military Space Plane Nears 1 Year in Orbit. The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B miniature space plane has winged past 340 days in orbit performing secretive duties during the program’s fifth flight. The robotic craft’s latest mission, known as Orbital Test Vehicle-5 (OTV-5), kicked off on Sept. 7, 2017, with a launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from […]

Socialism May Be Implemented Even When Rejected

Socialism May Be Implemented Even When Rejected. by E. Jeffrey Ludwig · August 17, 2018 The Gallup polling organization recently noted, “For the first time in Gallup’s measurement over the past decade, Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism.” This does not represent a dramatic shift since 2010; rather, Frank Newport suggests that “[a]ttitudes […]

Catholic Leaders Haven’t Done Enough About Their Child Abuse Culture

Catholic Leaders Haven't Done Enough About Their Child Abuse Culture. by Christopher Jacobs · August 17, 2018 “The reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the Truth. Anyone who listens to the Truth hears my voice.” Pilate answered, “Truth? What does that mean?”—John 18:37-38 On Tuesday, a truth long suppressed finally emerged from darkness. […]

Pentagon, GOP breathe sign of relief after Trump cancels parade | TheHill

Pentagon, GOP breathe sign of relief after Trump cancels parade | TheHill. by Rebecca Kheel · August 17, 2018 The Pentagon is off the hook — at least for the time being — for planning President Trump’s display of military might down Pennsylvania Avenue. Trump cancelled his desired military parade after its $92 million price tag leaked to the media, […]

3 Reasons Why Manafort Jurors Are Still Deliberating

3 Reasons Why Manafort Jurors Are Still Deliberating. by Griffin Connolly · August 17, 2018 The trial of former Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort will continue next week after the judge dismissed jurors early Friday before they could issue a verdict. The jury has now spent two days deliberating whether Manafort is guilty or innocent on none, some or […]

Manafort trial Day 14: Jury ‘scared’ as it heads home without a verdict – POLITICO

Manafort trial Day 14: Jury 'scared' as it heads home without a verdict – POLITICO. Manafort’s attorney Kevin Downing said the ongoing deliberations favor his client. Paul Manafort’s trial will stretch into a fourth week, as jurors headed home Friday without reaching a verdict for the second straight day and the judge overseeing the case alluded to “threats” the jury […]

Glow-in-the-dark trees could someday replace city street lights

Glow-in-the-dark trees could someday replace city street lights. Researchers in Denmark have a whimsical idea for lighting city streets and sidewalks: glow-in-the-dark trees. Imagine: No more street lamps with broken bulbs or dimly-lit alleys. Instead, your evening stroll is illuminated by luminous trees giving off a calming blue hue. A Danish startup called Allumen wants to make this sci-fi fantasy […]

Facebook censors videos on ‘masculine men,’ ‘moderate Muslims’

Facebook censors videos on ‘masculine men,’ ‘moderate Muslims’. Facebook appears to be “shadow banning” the non-profit education site PragerU, founded by talk-host Dennis Prager, causing a drop in engagement of 99.9999 percent while outright removing two videos regarded as “hate speech.” The title of the offending videos are “Make Men Masculine Again” and “Where are the Moderate Muslims?” Breitbart reported […]

Here’s How France and Germany Could Have a Joint Bomb | The National Interest

Here's How France and Germany Could Have a Joint Bomb | The National Interest. by Maximilian Terhalle · August 17, 2018 Strategic thinkers and planners have the goal of securing the enduring existence of Europe’s freedom so that, as a former German head of state, Joachim Gauck, vehemently reminded his people, “others, with very different worldviews, cannot lay hands on […]

Cardinal Burke: ‘We Have a Very Grave Problem of a Homosexual Culture in the Church’

Cardinal Burke: 'We Have a Very Grave Problem of a Homosexual Culture in the Church'. Commenting on the sexual abuse problems in the Catholic Church, as evident in the recent cases of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on abuse, Cardinal Raymond Burke, an American, said it is obvious there is a poisonous “homosexual culture” among some […]

6 Times Foreign Powers Meddled in Our Elections

6 Times Foreign Powers Meddled in Our Elections. A foreign government sought to influence the U.S. presidential race to benefit a favored candidate by pushing stories into the American media, working through an ambassador, and instigating what could be called collusion with the candidate. “Liberals never gave a damn about Russian meddling in American elections until 2016,” @DrPaulKengor says. This […]

Three Media Lies About Christian Baker Jack Phillips’ Refusal to Make a Transgender Cake — and Cakes Celebrating Satan

Three Media Lies About Christian Baker Jack Phillips’ Refusal to Make a Transgender Cake — and Cakes Celebrating Satan. by Tyler O’Neil · August 17, 2018 On Tuesday night, the Christian legal nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit to again defend the Christian baker Jack Phillips, who was targeted by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for refusing to […]

Never That Great, Huh?The American Spectator

Never That Great, Huh?The American Spectator. by Daniel J. Flynn · August 17, 2018 “We’re not going to make America great again,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo informed this week. “It was never that great.” “America Was Never That Great” does not pop as a campaign slogan, at least in America, the way “Make America Great Again” did. It falters […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Bans Reporters From Public Town Halls – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Bans Reporters From Public Town Halls – Hit & Run : Reason.com. Democratic socialist House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez banned reporters from attending several of her public town hall events this week. Ocasio-Cortez, who shocked the political world by defeating Rep. Joe Crowley (D–N.Y.) in June’s Democratic primary, held sessions with constituents of New York’s 14th Congressional District on […]

John Brennan, a Security Risk from the StartThe American Spectator

John Brennan, a Security Risk from the StartThe American Spectator. He plays the pitiful political hack and shabby radical to the end. The real story about John Brennan’s security clearance is not that he lost it under a Republican president but that he once got one. One of the peculiar footnotes of Brennan’s history is that he obtained a position […]

The Agenda That Dare Not Speak Its Name

The Agenda That Dare Not Speak Its Name. The Democrats have decided that agendas are overrated. Back in May, the party unveiled its “Better Deal” program, calling for expanded broadband access, an increase in the minimum wage, and paid family and sick leave. Voters didn’t bite. So last month the Democrats came up with “For the People,” which simplifies the […]

Iraq, Turkey, European Allies Scheme to Skirt New U.S. Sanctions on Iran

Iraq, Turkey, European Allies Scheme to Skirt New U.S. Sanctions on Iran. Iran’s regional allies and some European nations continue to form new plans to skirt a rash of upcoming sanctions on Tehran to keep the hardline regime afloat as protesters continue to push for regime change in the Islamic Republic, according to U.S. officials and experts. Iraqi Prime Minister […]

Elizabeth Warren’s Batty Plan to Nationalize Everything | National Review

Elizabeth Warren’s Batty Plan to Nationalize Everything | National Review. Wholesale seizure and control of private property? With 2020 in her sights, Warren woos the hard Left. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has one-upped socialists Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: She proposes to nationalize every major business in the United States of America. If successful, it would constitute the large […]

Has Trump Delivered on His Economic Promises?

Has Trump Delivered on His Economic Promises?. Is President Trump fulfilling candidate Trump’s promises? You can make a case that he is, based on some surprising and widely unexpected economic developments. Vice President Mike Pence, writing in The Des Moines Register, put it succinctly: “The evidence is clear: America is back.” He adds, “It’s no accident.” Pence and other Trump […]

Lara Trump blasts Omarosa ‘betrayal,’ calls latest tape a ‘fraud’ | Fox News

Lara Trump blasts Omarosa ‘betrayal,’ calls latest tape a ‘fraud’ | Fox News. Lara Trump tore into her old friend Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday after she released a tape of the president’s daughter-in-law offering her a job on the 2020 campaign shortly after being fired from the White House. “I hope it’s all worth it for you, Omarosa, because […]

Swamped in Inflation, Venezuela Will Cut Five Zeros from Currency :: WRAL.com

Swamped in Inflation, Venezuela Will Cut Five Zeros from Currency :: WRAL.com. Faced with nearly incomprehensible inflation — 32,714 percent as of Wednesday — Venezuelan officials thought they had a solution: They changed the color of the bank notes and increased their denomination. Then they said they would lop off three zeros. And when that didn’t seem enough, they announced […]

Why Bruce Ohr Pushing His Wife’s Oppo Research To The FBI Is Huge

Why Bruce Ohr Pushing His Wife's Oppo Research To The FBI Is Huge. by Adam Mill · August 16, 2018 A review of publicly available information causes a reasonable person to wonder whether Bruce Ohr broke the law by promoting his wife’s anti-Trump research to the FBI when he was working at the Justice Department. The law prohibits public officials […]

Pentagon says China military ‘likely training for strikes’ on U.S. targets | Reuters

Pentagon says China military 'likely training for strikes' on U.S. targets | Reuters. China’s military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while “likely training for strikes” against the United States and its allies, a Pentagon report released on Thursday said. The assessment, which comes at a time of heightened U.S.-China tensions over trade, was contained in an annual […]

More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search

More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search. More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. The letter calls on executives to review ethics and transparency at the company. The letter’s contents were confirmed by a Google employee who helped organize […]