Staring Down the the MAGA Teens at Indigenous Peoples’ March

Staring Down the the MAGA Teens at Indigenous Peoples’ March. by Hunter Hooligan · January 20, 2019 Photo: Screencap/Video My sibling, Autumn, and I arrived at the rally for the first Indigenous Peoples’ March with our hearts full and our spirits high. After an unexpectedly long journey navigating the public transit schedule from Baltimore, we were eager to join the […]

In Washington, what Martin Luther King fought for is under attack

In Washington, what Martin Luther King fought for is under attack. Dr. King never dreamed of walls. He dreamed of tearing them down. If ever there was a time to draw on the wisdom, compassion and passion for justice exhibited by the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., now is unquestionably that time. Virtually everything that Dr. King fought […]

Marci Whitaker, the wife of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, sent me an email.

Marci Whitaker, the wife of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, sent me an email.. On Monday, Dahlia Lithwick and I wrote an article in Slate arguing that the Senate should not confirm William Barr, Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, merely to oust Matthew Whitaker, who is currently serving as acting attorney general. We noted that Whitaker was arguably appointed […]

Many 2020 Dems Silent On Trump’s Afghanistan, Syria Withdrawals | HuffPost

Many 2020 Dems Silent On Trump's Afghanistan, Syria Withdrawals | HuffPost. One month after President Donald Trump abruptly ordered thousands of troops to pull out of Syria and Afghanistan, only a handful of the Democratic Party’s likely 2020 presidential candidates have taken a stance on one of the most important U.S. foreign policy decisions in years. The drawdown in Afghanistan […]

Why Republicans would forgive Trump for obstruction of justice

Why Republicans would forgive Trump for obstruction of justice. If there’s any truth in the recent report alleging that President Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, then Trump is almost certainly guilty of obstruction of justice. Whether this is the case remains very much an open question. The Buzzfeed report claiming that Trump instructed his former attorney to […]

Trump Follows Nixon’s Last Lines of Defense as Walls Close In

Trump Follows Nixon’s Last Lines of Defense as Walls Close In. by Clive Irving · January 20, 2019 With every new question raised about the allegiances, motives and actions of Donald Trump in the first two years of his presidency, it is increasingly clear that the threats to the White House are following the pattern of those that gradually encircled […]

Democrats reject Trump’s bid to negotiate on immigration for his wall – POLITICO

Democrats reject Trump’s bid to negotiate on immigration for his wall – POLITICO. The president’s remarks Saturday marked an attempt to end the 29-day shutdown, though lawmakers were immediately skeptical of the approach. UPDATE: 4:27 p.m.: President Donald Trump on Saturday proposed an immigration deal to end the government shutdown, providing temporary protection for some undocumented immigrants along with other […]

Donald Trump Sparks Anger With ‘Send A Brick’ To Nancy Pelosi And Chuck Schumer Campaign | HuffPost

Donald Trump Sparks Anger With 'Send A Brick' To Nancy Pelosi And Chuck Schumer Campaign | HuffPost. President Donald Trump has faced backlash after his 2020 campaign team launched a new fundraising drive to send bricks to the offices of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) The Republican National Committee, Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale […]

Did the Supreme Court Issue a Major Immigration Ruling Under False Pretenses? – Mother Jones

Did the Supreme Court Issue a Major Immigration Ruling Under False Pretenses? – Mother Jones. As the Supreme Court considered a major immigration case on whether detained migrants could be held without bond hearings, the Trump administration assured the justices that it would continue to uphold a policy ensuring that immigrants would have a fair shot at release. But behind […]

Disband the Women’s March

Disband the Women's March. Earlier this month in India, close to five million women literally joined hands in Kerala, a state in the southern part of the country, to form a 385-mile human chain to demand gender equality. They were protesting right-wing Hindu hotheads who, in defiance of a recent ruling by the country’s Supreme Court, were preventing two women […]

Mueller Disputes Buzzfeed Report That Trump Directed Cohen To Lie To Congress – Talking Points Memo

Mueller Disputes Buzzfeed Report That Trump Directed Cohen To Lie To Congress – Talking Points Memo. by David Kurtz In a dramatic departure from its press-shy tendencies, special counsel Robert Mueller’s office issued a statement Friday evening disputing the blockbuster Buzzfeed report claiming that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. The unusual statement came almost 24 hours […]

Karen and Mike Pence’s astonishing moral hypocrisy (opinion) – CNN

Karen and Mike Pence's astonishing moral hypocrisy (opinion) – CNN. (CNN)Karen Pence, the wife of America’s vice president, Mike Pence will be teaching art at a Christian school in Virginia that bans LGBTQ children and requires employees to declare their religious beliefs. Like a real-life setting for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Immanuel Christian School insists applicants initial a pledge to “live […]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: National Women’s March rotten with bigotry

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: National Women’s March rotten with bigotry. It should not be this difficult to condemn hate speech. Until national leaders get it right, local marches will carry the mission forward. I walked away from the Women’s March on Washington two years ago absolutely electrified by the promise of what a movement built around sisterhood and solidarity could accomplish. […]

Beto’s excellent adventure drips with white male privilege – CNNPolitics

Beto's excellent adventure drips with white male privilege – CNNPolitics. by Nia-Malika Henderson, Senior Political Reporter (CNN)Imagine this: A 46-year-old former congresswoman and mother of three, who just lost a Senate bid to one of the most despised incumbents, sets off on a road trip adventure to clear her head. She instagrams part of her trip to the dentist. She […]

Opinion | Trump Worsens the Border Crisis – The New York Times

Opinion | Trump Worsens the Border Crisis – The New York Times. It’s not about drugs or crime. It’s about the government’s failure to adapt to an influx of asylum seekers. Ms. Escobar is a Democratic representative from Texas. CreditPaige Vickers EL PASO — Over the last month, I have traveled in three congressional delegations to El Paso and southern […]

Trump strikes back at Pelosi as shutdown fight hits new low – POLITICO

Trump strikes back at Pelosi as shutdown fight hits new low – POLITICO. The president is so far staying uncharacteristically silent after Pelosi’s State of the Union power play. Updated, 2:20 p.m.: President Donald Trump hit back at Speaker Nancy Pelosi a day after she asked to reschedule his State of the Union address, saying a trip she planned to […]

Why the White House is attacking Democrats for traveling to Puerto Rico, explained – Vox

Why the White House is attacking Democrats for traveling to Puerto Rico, explained – Vox. President Donald Trump on Monday attacked roughly 30 House and Senate Democrats for traveling to Puerto Rico over the weekend amid an ongoing government shutdown, even though they were there to highlight an entirely different crisis — recovery from Hurricane Maria. “I’ve been here all […]

2020 Democrats’ unspoken rebuke of Obama

2020 Democrats' unspoken rebuke of Obama. Former President Barack Obama’s legacy looms over the 2020 Democratic primary. He was always overwhelmingly popular among Democrats and since leaving office he’s become more broadly liked among the rest of the non-Republican population due to a post-presidential glow and the jarring contrast he makes with President Trump. However, a persistent core of critics […]

Group aligned with Ocasio-Cortez prepares to take out Democrats – POLITICO

Group aligned with Ocasio-Cortez prepares to take out Democrats – POLITICO. Justice Democrats is forging ahead with plans to mount primaries against incumbent Democrats it deems too moderate — with the apparent backing of Ocasio-Cortez. Justice Democrats, the liberal group that engineered Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s meteoric rise — hijacking the Democratic Party in the process — is ready to go to […]

Maxine Waters sets big agenda at the House Financial Services Committee – Vox

Maxine Waters sets big agenda at the House Financial Services Committee – Vox. by Emily Stewart · January 3, 2019 The way Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) sees it, the banking industry has gotten a free ride for far too long. As the new chair of the House Financial Services Committee, she’s ready to bring in Wells Fargo executives for questioning, […]

House Democrats Propose $15 Minimum Wage With New Majority | HuffPost

House Democrats Propose $15 Minimum Wage With New Majority | HuffPost. Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, their first step in an effort to shepherd such a hike through the House as the new majority. The Raise the Wage Act, which has been introduced previously in different forms, would boost the […]

Democrats just confused everyone with their State of the Union gambit. Even themselves.

Democrats just confused everyone with their State of the Union gambit. Even themselves.. Is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) formally disinviting President Trump from delivering his State of the Union address on Jan. 29, or merely suggesting it be postponed? It seems even the House majority leader isn’t quite sure. Pelosi said in a letter to Trump Wednesday that the […]

Shutdown strains U.S. diplomacy around the world – POLITICO

Shutdown strains U.S. diplomacy around the world – POLITICO. State Department staff overseas are grumbling about navigating the shutdown and questioning Pompeo’s choices. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared this weekend that “morale is good” among U.S. diplomats despite the government shutdown — but many of his staffers tell a different tale. In Foggy Bottom and at U.S. embassies around […]

Americans like the wall more than they like Trump.

Americans like the wall more than they like Trump.. The government shutdown has already proved costly for President Donald Trump. A majority of Americans, including 53 percent of independent voters, blame him for the crisis, the longest in the country’s history. Trump’s approval rating has continued to slide since the shutdown began more than three weeks ago, now barely scratching […]

The government shutdown is drowning out the House Democrats’ agenda – Vox

The government shutdown is drowning out the House Democrats’ agenda – Vox. This wasn’t the beginning House Democrats imagined when they won their new majority in November. Rather than an elegant rollout to their anti-corruption, pro-health care, aggressive-on-climate change agenda, House Democrats have been locked from Day 1 in a fierce partisan fight with President Donald Trump over how to […]

While the Internet Freaked Out Over “Traditional Masculinity,” We Talked to a Trans Boxer About What It Really Means to Be a Man – Mother Jones

While the Internet Freaked Out Over “Traditional Masculinity,” We Talked to a Trans Boxer About What It Really Means to Be a Man – Mother Jones. At the beginning of this year, the American Psychological Association tweeted about a five-month-old report that cautions against “traditional masculinity.” Predictably, men on the internet—and some women—got mad. The report, which draws on 40 […]

The 5 most likely Trump impeachment scenarios

The 5 most likely Trump impeachment scenarios. The impeachment talk isn’t going anywhere in 2019, folks. Tom Steyer, the billionaire Democratic mega-donor, has decided not to run for president because he thinks pursuing Donald Trump’s impeachment is a better use of his vast fortune. There is a strong appetite for impeachment among the liberal grassroots as well. But impeaching a […]

Nolte: Lying Media Shell-Shocked by Robert Mueller’s Fact Check

Nolte: Lying Media Shell-Shocked by Robert Mueller's Fact Check. by John Nolte · January 19, 2019 Everyone in the establishment media knew BuzzFeed’s report about President Trump suborning perjury from his then-personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was a lie. What they did not expect was special counsel Robert Mueller dropping a fact check on them. They all knew it was a […]

The Media Wildly Mischaracterized That Video of Covington Catholic Students Confronting a Native American Veteran – Hit & Run : Reason.com

The Media Wildly Mischaracterized That Video of Covington Catholic Students Confronting a Native American Veteran – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by Robby Soave · January 20, 2019 Screenshot via YoutubePartial video footage of students from a Catholic high school allegedly harassing a Native American veteran after the anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday quickly went […]

As MLK foresaw, racism in America has been largely overcome

As MLK foresaw, racism in America has been largely overcome. “I have no despair about the future,” wrote the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” “I have no fear about the outcome of our struggle in Birmingham. . . . We will reach the goal of freedom in Birmingham and all over the […]

Dem Congresswoman: The Wall Will Incentivize Immigrants to “Break the Law”

Dem Congresswoman: The Wall Will Incentivize Immigrants to "Break the Law". Rep. Nanette Barragan (D., Calif.) spoke out against President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on the grounds that it will force immigrants to “break the law” to get into the United States, during a panel appearance on CNN’s State of the Union. “You have the wall built on U.S. […]

Democrats Reject Trump Border Compromise, See Trump as Devil | National Review

Democrats Reject Trump Border Compromise, See Trump as Devil | National Review. They view him as a devil they must defeat at all costs. Lots of people are wondering just why Democrats rejected President Trump’s plan to reopen government agencies even before he announced the plan. House speaker Nancy Pelosi called it a “non-starter,” and Senate Democratic whip Dick Durbin […]

Sorry, Trump’s Wall Speech Was Brilliant

Sorry, Trump's Wall Speech Was Brilliant. My kid is an immigrant and came to America legally. I look with awe and wonder at him, remembering how his only wish was to come to America and have a family. It peeves me that illegal aliens are allowed to not only jump in line ahead of him like the schoolyard bully, but […]

Byron York: How Democrats came to love ‘coequal’

Byron York: How Democrats came to love 'coequal'. The divided government of 2019 is a mirror image of the divided government of 2011. Back then, Democrats controlled the White House and Senate, while Republicans had recently taken control of the House with a big victory in the 2010 midterm elections. Today, Republicans control the White House and Senate, while Democrats […]

Jew-Hatred in the Democratic Party

Jew-Hatred in the Democratic Party. by Eileen F. Toplansky · January 20, 2019 It is really time for the liberal American Jewish Democrat to acknowledge that blatant anti-Semitism has infected the Democratic Party. Nancy Pelosi has appointed Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Relations Committee. Omar is viciously anti-Israel and is in favor of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) […]

Washington Post calls on Trump, Dems to make a deal on immigration | TheHill

Washington Post calls on Trump, Dems to make a deal on immigration | TheHill. by Brett Samuels · January 20, 2019 The Washington Post’s editorial board is urging President Trump and Democrats to hash out an immigration deal even as the two sides remained far apart on the president’s latest proposal. The editorial board on Saturday ticked through reasons Democrats […]

Trump vs. Pelosi: 5 takeaways from their tit-for-tat as shutdown plods on

Trump vs. Pelosi: 5 takeaways from their tit-for-tat as shutdown plods on. by John T. Bennett · January 18, 2019 Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump continued their high-stakes game of tit-for-tat Friday, even as the 28-day partial government shutdown plodded on with no signs of any restart of negotiations. White House aides scurried about Friday, initially declining to […]

Trump’s path to revolutionizing America’s courts – WND

Trump's path to revolutionizing America's courts – WND. America’s courts for years have been stacked with leftists, by mostly liberal presidents. They’re the ones who discovered same-sex marriage in the Constitution, have ruled precipitously that transgenders have a right to be in the military, and more. Most of the focus of this argument is on the U.S. Supreme Court which […]

Stop the Summit: Trump Should Not Meet with Kim Again | The National Interest

Stop the Summit: Trump Should Not Meet with Kim Again | The National Interest. by Gordon G. Chang · January 19, 2019 On January 18, President Donald Trump met for about ninety minutes with Kim Jong-un’s emissary, Kim Yong-chol, in Washington, D.C. At the conclusion of the session, the White House tweeted that a second summit between Trump and the […]

The US Strikes Back Against Russia’s European Gas Empire

The US Strikes Back Against Russia’s European Gas Empire. by Nolan Peterson · January 19, 2019 KYIV, Ukraine—With the Kremlin tightening its grip on the European energy market, the U.S. has hardened its opposition to a controversial Russian gas pipeline, which is currently under construction through the Baltic Sea to Germany. For months, U.S. officials have said Russia’s Nord Stream […]

You Won’t Believe How BuzzFeed Reacted to Being Wrong About THIS

You Won't Believe How BuzzFeed Reacted to Being Wrong About THIS. by Jim Treacher · January 19, 2019 My attitude toward the whole “Russian collusion” conspiracy theory can be summed up with one simple request: Wake me when Pence is president. Does colluding with the Russians seem like the sort of thing Trump could do? Yeah, sure, I guess. Sorry, […]

Executive Branch Sites Continue to Promote Obama’s Climate PoliticsThe American Spectator

Executive Branch Sites Continue to Promote Obama’s Climate PoliticsThe American Spectator. by James Taylor · January 21, 2019 As president of the United States, Donald Trump might be the official head of the federal executive branch, but climate alarmists embedded in numerous executive departments apparently don’t care about such things as democratic elections. Two years into the Trump administration, career […]

Yet another Trump ‘bombshell’ ends up being a hoax

Yet another Trump 'bombshell' ends up being a hoax. by Washington Examiner · January 19, 2019 Another leak about President Trump, supposedly from federal prosecutors, and another media freakout. This one was different from the earlier ones in its seriousness. Two reporters from BuzzFeed, citing two anonymous law enforcement officials, reported that Trump had instructed his former lawyer Michael Cohen […]

The Dems support for abortion is out of step with the American people | TheHill

The Dems support for abortion is out of step with the American people | TheHill. by Ashley McGuire, opinion contributor · January 18, 2019 I’d like to extend an invitation from one radical to another. Specifically, I would like to invite Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to attend today’s March for Life. The March for Life, held in Washington, D.C. on the anniversary […]

For 2020, Don’t Bet on Beto | Election

For 2020, Don't Bet on Beto | Election. by Michael Walsh · January 19, 2019 On the phoniness level, Robert Francis O’Rourke (Columbia University, 1995) easily scores a ten. Passing himself off as “Beto” (a childhood nickname that is also short for “Roberto” in heavily Mexican El Paso), he quickly became a Democrat Party darling during his run against Rafael […]

The media’s ‘Gotcha!’ hysteria is shameful

The media’s ‘Gotcha!’ hysteria is shameful. by Michael Goodwin · January 20, 2019 Imagine that a scientist wanted to conduct an experiment to see if it’s true that blind hatred of President Trump has led Democrats and their media handmaidens to go ’round the bend and off the cliff. Such a scientist would inject a damning — and false — […]

Linda Sarsour Promotes Anti-Israel Movement During Women’s March | The Daily Caller

Linda Sarsour Promotes Anti-Israel Movement During Women’s March | The Daily Caller. Linda Sarsour took the stage at the Women’s March Saturday morning and used the platform to express her support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The movement calls for companies and groups to protest and penalize the state of Israel over their treatment of the Palestinian […]

GOP Leaders Back New Franchise Rule

GOP Leaders Back New Franchise Rule. Republican Congressional leaders are throwing their weight behind a new federal labor regulation reversing a controversial Obama-era ruling. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions, along with party leaders in the House and Senate, sent a letter to the National Labor Relations Board asking it […]

Brexit: Parliament & Government Dispute Becomes Tug-of-War | National Review

Brexit: Parliament & Government Dispute Becomes Tug-of-War | National Review. Voter concerns over sovereignty may soon drown out abstruse parliamentary maneuvers. In the long-running British soap opera that is Brexit, we have become accustomed to two regular developments: dramatic political reversals and confident predictions that the issue has now finally been settled (at least in prospect). Both were on display […]

The Press Manipulated the Bernie Sanders Sexual Harassment Story

The Press Manipulated the Bernie Sanders Sexual Harassment Story. Often these days people tell me how they don’t trust what they are told by the press. I tell them they don’t know half the story. I read many news stories that I find interesting and then I decide I should dig deeper. It is very often surprising how the story […]

McConnell: Senate will vote next week on Trump plan

McConnell: Senate will vote next week on Trump plan. by Susan Ferrechio · January 19, 2019 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he will take up legislation next week incorporating the deal President Trump outlined in a Saturday afternoon address that supporters hope will end a partial government shutdown now entering its second month. The Kentucky Republican’s move to bring […]

Trump says he appreciates Mueller’s statement disputing BuzzFeed report | Fox News

Trump says he appreciates Mueller’s statement disputing BuzzFeed report | Fox News. President Trump on Saturday said he appreciates FBI special counsel Robert Mueller releasing a statement disputing parts of a BuzzFeed news report claiming Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the timing of discussions over a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow. “I thought that the […]

Trump Puts Schumer and Pelosi in a Brilliant Vise Grip

Trump Puts Schumer and Pelosi in a Brilliant Vise Grip. by Jim Davis · January 19, 2019 The federal government shutdown has presented a unique opportunity for President Donald Trump to clear out the deadwood in the federal bureaucracy, saving U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars in salaries, perks, and rented office space for people who aren’t doing anything productive. At […]

House Dems add $1 billion in border spending to reopen government | TheHill

House Dems add $1 billion in border spending to reopen government | TheHill. by John Bowden · January 19, 2019 House Democrats will offer $1 billion in funding for border security measures as a compromise measure in a bill to reopen the government this week, a Democratic source told CNN. CNN reports that none of the $1 billion will be […]

No Trump-Pelosi talks planned as explosive report complicates shutdown endgame

No Trump-Pelosi talks planned as explosive report complicates shutdown endgame. by John T. Bennett · January 18, 2019 Updated 12:45 p.m. | There are no shutdown talks with Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Donald Trump’s Friday schedule and no invitations for any have been extended, even as White House aides claim the president put the kibosh on her Afghanistan trip in […]

EU court orders Turkey to follow human-rights treaty – WND

EU court orders Turkey to follow human-rights treaty – WND. The increasingly authoritarian Turkish regime has been caught acting with “prejudice” against Christians even though it ratified the European Convention on Human Rights, and now a court has ordered the NATO ally to clean up its act. The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Turkey violated the treaty’s protection […]