Democrats dodge campaign finance law – POLITICO

Democrats dodge campaign finance law – POLITICO. On June 4, a page of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s website titled “Missourians Need to Know” blasted her Republican opponent, state Attorney General Josh Hawley, as someone who “does what’s best for his donors” and turns “a blind eye to allegations of pay-to-play” against one of them. Within just four days, Senate Majority […]

Mexico puto chant at the 2018 World Cup: Will FIFA do anything to stop it?

Mexico puto chant at the 2018 World Cup: Will FIFA do anything to stop it?. Mexico’s stunning 1–0 win over Germany was one of the best moments of the World Cup so far. El Tri’s jubilation, however, has been marred by a familiar, self-inflicted wound. According to ESPN, “FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after alleged anti-gay chants by […]

The US has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council – Vox

The US has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council – Vox. The United States has just pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. It’s a controversial move that leaves the US without a voice in one of the most visible international human rights bodies in the world, and comes amid a roiling debate in the US over […]

We Decoded the Scribbled Notes Nielsen Carried Into Her White House Briefing – Mother Jones

We Decoded the Scribbled Notes Nielsen Carried Into Her White House Briefing – Mother Jones. by Noah Lanard Chris Kleponis/CNP/ZUMA Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. Monday’s White House press briefing was delayed three times as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen flew in from New Orleans and prepared to defend a family separation policy she […]

Stephen Miller’s family separation policy is already backfiring.

Stephen Miller’s family separation policy is already backfiring.. Stephen Miller has always liked to provoke. Before he was a White House adviser, Miller was a teenage provocateur devoting his time and talents to “trolling” his ideological foes. He brought that same ethos to the Trump administration, delighting in the outrage accompanying his travel ban and his push against the Deferred […]

Rhines v. South Dakota: Supreme Court refuses to hear case about anti-gay jury.

Rhines v. South Dakota: Supreme Court refuses to hear case about anti-gay jury.. On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear Rhines v. South Dakota, a disturbing case that sits at the intersection of anti-gay animus and capital punishment. The justices’ decision clears the way for South Dakota to execute a man, Charles Rhines, who may have been sentenced to […]

Trump Defends Immigration Policies As Backlash Grows | HuffPost

Trump Defends Immigration Policies As Backlash Grows | HuffPost. President Donald Trump is standing by his administration’s highly controversial decision to separate children from parents facing prosecution for illegally crossing the border into the United States. Trump has repeatedly lied about his administration’s role in family separations at the border ― and Monday was no different. In a series of […]

A Green Alternative to Cremation: Dissolving Your Corpse in Water and Lye – Mother Jones

A Green Alternative to Cremation: Dissolving Your Corpse in Water and Lye – Mother Jones. by Emily Atkin Shutterstock Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Samantha Sieber’s grandfather had a traditional American burial. His body was […]

Opinion | Trump and the Baby Snatchers – The New York Times

Opinion | Trump and the Baby Snatchers – The New York Times. by Charles M. Blow This was the lead paragraph of a New York Times report last week: “The Trump administration said on Friday that it had separated 1,995 children from parents facing criminal prosecution for unlawfully crossing the border over a six-week period that ended last month, as […]

Shell-shocked Democrats regroup in Wisconsin – POLITICO

Shell-shocked Democrats regroup in Wisconsin – POLITICO. Donald Trump’s romp through white, working class America in 2016 was nowhere more traumatic for Democrats than in Wisconsin, which flipped Republican in a presidential race for the first time since 1984. Now, two years after his stunning victory in the state, shell-shocked Democrats are beginning to pick up the pieces, pouring money […]

Donald Trump hasn’t been ‘exonerated’ on Russia and Congress should say so

Donald Trump hasn't been 'exonerated' on Russia and Congress should say so. by Caroline Fredrickson, Opinion contributor Donald Trump falsely claimed the Clinton email report cleared him on Russia, even as Paul Manafort was headed for jail. Congress must set the record straight. Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at the U.S. District Court in Washington on June 15, 2018. […]

How Donald Trump and Chuy Garcia Broke the Chicago Machine – POLITICO Magazine

How Donald Trump and Chuy Garcia Broke the Chicago Machine – POLITICO Magazine. by Edward McClelland · June 17, 2018 In this May, 4, 2011 photo, Chicago Alderman Ed Burke speaks at a City Council meeting in Chicago. | AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File The Windy City’s most powerful ward boss is in trouble for the first time thanks to […]

The DNC’s Lawsuit Against the Russians Became a Conspiracy Magnet

The DNC’s Lawsuit Against the Russians Became a Conspiracy Magnet. by Kevin Poulsen · June 16, 2018 ‘If we don’t change the narrative Mankind will cease to exist by October 12th, 2050. This is not a prophecy or prediction but a mathematical certainty.’ Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast The election interference lawsuit Democrats filed last April against Russia […]

Obamacare premiums are going to go up in 2019. Here’s what you should know. – Vox

Obamacare premiums are going to go up in 2019. Here’s what you should know. – Vox. by Dylan Scott · June 15, 2018 Obamacare premiums will continue to rise next year, based on early rate filings from health insurers across the nation, at least before you account for the law’s financial assistance. The initial 2019 rate increases, compiled by the […]

San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor Defies the Liberal Litmus Test – Mother Jones

San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor Defies the Liberal Litmus Test – Mother Jones. by Jamilah King Lorin Eleni Gill/AP Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. London Breed officially became San Francisco’s first black female mayor Wednesday, surviving a bruising election and over a week of uncertainty after the polls closed, when Mark Leno conceded […]

More Evidence of the Critical Failure of the IG Report – Talking Points Memo

More Evidence of the Critical Failure of the IG Report – Talking Points Memo. by Josh Marshall Yesterday I posted this lengthy post about a critical shortcoming in the 2016 election IG Report. Despite specifically being to requested to address the issue, Inspector General Horowitz basically ignored lots of evidence about bias against Secretary Clinton. Indeed, he didn’t so much […]

Break up Google – The Boston Globe

Break up Google – The Boston Globe. By The Editorial Board June 14, 2018 Never in the history of the world has a single company had so much control over what people know and think. Yet Washington has been slow to recognize that Google’s power is a problem, much less embrace the obvious solution: breaking the company up. Google accounts […]

Opinion | G.O.P. to Americans With Health Problems: Drop Dead – The New York Times

Opinion | G.O.P. to Americans With Health Problems: Drop Dead – The New York Times. by Paul Krugman Polls suggest that the public considers health care the most important issue in the midterm elections. This immediately raises the question: Do voters understand what’s at stake? In particular, do they realize that if Republicans hold Congress, they will strip away protections […]

Trump Deserves Credit for Meeting Kim Jong Un – The Atlantic

Trump Deserves Credit for Meeting Kim Jong Un – The Atlantic. by Peter Beinart · June 15, 2018 Evan Vucci / AP For congressional Democrats, it’s payback time. Ever since 2015, when Barack Obama struck a nuclear deal with Iran, prominent Republicans—including Donald Trump and his top foreign policy advisers—have accused Obama and his Democratic supporters of, in Mike Pompeo’s […]

Trump travel-ban waiver process is a sham, two consular officers say.

Trump travel-ban waiver process is a sham, two consular officers say.. Any day now, the Supreme Court will issue its ruling in Trump v. Hawaii, weighing in on the legality of President Donald Trump’s third travel ban. That ban, which was instituted via executive order in September, prevents nearly all individuals from five majority-Muslim countries and North Korea, and a […]

2020 presidential election: potential 2020 Democrats are already facing pressure from the left – Vox

2020 presidential election: potential 2020 Democrats are already facing pressure from the left – Vox. The next presidential election may still be two years away, but progressive activists are already trying to get potential 2020 Democratic contenders on the record about key priorities on the left, from defunding US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to reforming Wall Street. Familiar names […]

Giuliani: Trump Will Win Second Term Easily, Especially If Dems Nominate ‘Moron’ Biden | HuffPost

Giuliani: Trump Will Win Second Term Easily, Especially If Dems Nominate ‘Moron’ Biden | HuffPost. With a strong economy and a new “success” in North Korea, President Donald Trump will cruise to re-election in 2020, his lawyer predicted, particularly if the Democrats nominate a “moron” like former Vice President Joe Biden. “They need someone new, who would be more threatening […]

The key takeaways from the Justice Department inspector general’s report – The Washington Post

The key takeaways from the Justice Department inspector general’s report – The Washington Post. by Editorial Board · June 14, 2018 Part of the Justice Department’s inspector general’s report. (Jon Elswick/AP) THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT released Thursday a highly anticipated report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe and other sensitive issues in the 2016 election. It is […]

Trump Got Little From Kim Jong Un in Singapore – The Atlantic

Trump Got Little From Kim Jong Un in Singapore – The Atlantic. by Uri Friedman · June 12, 2018 Jonathan Ernst / Reuters On Tuesday, in Singapore, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shook hands, strode along colonnades, dined on stuffed cucumber and beef short rib confit, and signed a joint statement. But if this was, as Trump declared afterward, […]

The FBI, The DOJ And Hillary Clinton’s HUGE Weiner Problem | The Daily Caller

The FBI, The DOJ And Hillary Clinton’s HUGE Weiner Problem | The Daily Caller. Remember Anthony Weiner, also known as “Carlos Danger” — the former congressman who kept texting people pictures of well, umm, that part of his name? It all made quite the splash because he is married to Hillary Clinton’s consigliere and constant sidekick, Huma Abedin. Turns out […]

China Industrial Policy Seeks to Steal ‘Crown Jewels’ of U.S. Tech

China Industrial Policy Seeks to Steal 'Crown Jewels' of U.S. Tech. China’s government is using a multi-pronged strategy to systematically steal advanced American technology as part of economic aggression against the United States, according to a White House report. The report, based in part on declassified intelligence from the Pentagon and intelligence agencies, provides some of the first public details […]

Future President Hillary: Investigators Broke Rules to Please New Boss | National Review

Future President Hillary: Investigators Broke Rules to Please New Boss | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · June 19, 2018 Hillary Clinton with President Barack Obama at a campaign event in Charlotte, N.C., July 5, 2016. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) The investigators assumed their new boss would reward them for going to extremes to help her. Review the Clinton email scandal, […]

The Media Insulate Obama From Scandal – Brent Bozell and Tim Graham

The Media Insulate Obama From Scandal – Brent Bozell and Tim Graham. Former President Barack Obama is swaggering around and claiming he didn’t really have any scandals as president. In February, he said we “didn’t have a scandal that embarrassed us.” This only means shamelessness can seem like a winning tactic. In May, he said, “I didn’t have scandals, which […]

Republican pressure intensifies to end family separations at border | Fox News

Republican pressure intensifies to end family separations at border | Fox News. Growing showdown over Trump administration’s immigration policy; reaction from Bill Spadea, TV and radio host, and Jehmu Greene, Fox News contributor and former candidate for DNC chair. The Trump administration is facing mounting pressure from fellow Republicans and other allies to end the practice of separating children from […]

Tony Perkins: Sessions Talking To Lawmakers About Using DNA Tests To Verify Parents Of Immigrant Children | The Daily Caller

Tony Perkins: Sessions Talking To Lawmakers About Using DNA Tests To Verify Parents Of Immigrant Children | The Daily Caller. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exploring the possibility of using DNA tests to verify the parentage of illegal alien adults who attempt to cross the southern border with children, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said in a statement Tuesday […]

The IG Report: They’re Guilty, but It’s Okay

The IG Report: They're Guilty, but It's Okay. by Tom Trinko · June 19, 2018 The IG report is really Comey 2.0. Comey spent a long time describing how Hillary had broken the law but then concluded that it was okay. Similarly, the IG report lists example after example of political bias but declares that it had no impact on […]

Democrat Bill Would Let Parents Who Commit Fed Crimes Go Scot-Free

Democrat Bill Would Let Parents Who Commit Fed Crimes Go Scot-Free. by Gabriel Malor · June 19, 2018 Democrats’ proposed legislation to prohibit so-called border separations would actually prevent federal law enforcement agencies almost anywhere inside the United States from arresting and detaining criminals who are parents having nothing to do with unlawfully crossing the border and seeking asylum. Every […]

House GOP changes immigration bill to prevent DHS from separating families | TheHill

House GOP changes immigration bill to prevent DHS from separating families | TheHill. House Republicans are changing their compromise immigration bill to prevent the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from separating migrant children from their families in response to a growing political storm. The new bill would require DHS to keep families together while parents are going through legal proceedings […]

Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows | Reuters

Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows | Reuters. President Donald Trump, facing a blast of criticism for the detention of children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, was slated to meet with Republican lawmakers on Tuesday ahead of votes on immigration legislation. A U.S. border fence between Mexico and the United […]

Gowdy blasts Comey for fixing Hillary case

Gowdy blasts Comey for fixing Hillary case. Former FBI Director James Comey took justice into his own hands, deciding which laws to follow and which to ignore, while FBI agents in a criminal investigation of the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate “prejudged” the outcome, charged House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy in his opening statement Tuesday at a congressional hearing. Gowdy, […]

The Unconventional Plan for Dealing With China | The National Interest

The Unconventional Plan for Dealing With China | The National Interest. by Hugh Harsono · June 19, 2018 Military-to-military relationships continue to play an important role in foreign policy, though these roles have changed throughout time. Previously, these relationships were as simple as several military forces allying themselves to defeat a common enemy. In the present, the dynamics of soft […]

‘An Exercise in Shameless Hypocrisy’: US Withdraws From UN Human Rights Council

‘An Exercise in Shameless Hypocrisy’: US Withdraws From UN Human Rights Council. The United States is not willing to lend credibility to the U.N.’s “misnamed” Human Rights Council by remaining a member any longer, Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Tuesday, joining Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in announcing that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Geneva-based body. Describing […]

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Smear Campaign Against PragerU

The Southern Poverty Law Center's Smear Campaign Against PragerU. by Dennis Prager · June 19, 2018 “Antifa” is to violence what the Southern Poverty Law Center is to words. In short, it is a hate group on the left. The SPLC smears individuals and groups it differs with by labeling them as some form of “hater”: “racist,” “white supremacist,” “extremist,” […]

Peter Strzok Escorted From the FBI Building Following the OIG Report Finding Evidence of Bias in Texts Between Him and Lisa Page

Peter Strzok Escorted From the FBI Building Following the OIG Report Finding Evidence of Bias in Texts Between Him and Lisa Page. by D. C. McAllister · June 19, 2018 Officials escorted former Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok from the FBI building Friday, due to ongoing internal proceedings regarding his conduct in the Clinton email investigation, a source told CNN. […]

Trump’s Zero Tolerance Policy Is a LoserThe American Spectator

Trump’s Zero Tolerance Policy Is a LoserThe American Spectator. by Brandon J. Weichert · June 19, 2018 Jonathan Swift wrote in 1710 that “Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it.” This has never been truer than the arguments surrounding President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policy. Yet, as in all things, context is king. And, as with most public […]

After the IG Report, Let’s Kill the FBI While We Can – Reason.com

After the IG Report, Let’s Kill the FBI While We Can – Reason.com. If you hoped for a scathing and yet inconclusive report that would satisfy absolutely none of the partisan players claiming the FBI played favorites in the 2016 presidential election, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz dropped exactly that last week. Basically, the IG found no evidence that […]

Harvard & Asian Americans — Discrimination Is Obvious Despite University’s Denial | National Review

Harvard & Asian Americans — Discrimination Is Obvious Despite University’s Denial | National Review. For decades, the population of Asian-American students at Harvard University has remained suspiciously stagnant, even as the general population of Asian Americans has exploded. Asian Americans tend to have higher rates of academic achievement — standardized-test scores, GPAs — than other racial groups. While the Asian-American […]

The SPLC Has Its Nose Rubbed in the Dirt | commentary

The SPLC Has Its Nose Rubbed in the Dirt | commentary. Few left-wing pressure groups are as vicious and mendacious as the Southern Poverty Law Center. Founded in 1971, the SPLC today mainly exists to smear opponents of full-spectrum progressivism as “bigots” and “extremists.” Once the Montgomery, Alabama-based outfit mislabels an individual or an institution this way, it becomes nearly […]

Impeach Rod Rosenstein – WSJ

Impeach Rod Rosenstein – WSJ. The long-awaited showdown between the Justice Department and Congress is finally here. It started late Friday afternoon. While the rest of the country was parsing the just-released report on the FBI from the Justice Department’s inspector general, senior congressional leaders and selected committee chairmen quietly met with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General […]

How to win a trade war with China | Fox News

How to win a trade war with China | Fox News. For decades, China has waged a trade war—targeting U.S. industries and stealing jobs from ordinary American workers. President Obama’s weakness on trade—along with the left’s obsession with identity politics—helped put Donald Trump in the White House. Now we have a leader who puts American workers first but his factious […]

Who’s Going to Be the Next Mondale? – American Greatness

Who’s Going to Be the Next Mondale? – American Greatness. by Michael Walsh · June 19, 2018 For the first time since the election of 1984, the Left is on the run and they don’t like it one bit. Back then, they had been stunned when the ignorant, trigger-happy cowboy Ronald Reagan upset Jimmy Carter in 1980; a man they […]

Our border crisis grows worse as Washington sits on the sidelines | TheHill

Our border crisis grows worse as Washington sits on the sidelines | TheHill. by Jenny Beth Martin, opinion contributor · June 18, 2018 The situation on America’s southern border is worse than we’ve been led to believe. While much is being made of the “humanitarian” crisis on the border, few are paying attention to the much larger crisis, the one […]

IT’S HAPPENING: The Obama-Holder Progressive Left Counter-Offensive | The Daily Caller

IT’S HAPPENING: The Obama-Holder Progressive Left Counter-Offensive | The Daily Caller. Former President Barack Obama and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder have planned — and are leading — a massive counter-offensive to give the progressive left faction of the Democratic Party control of key state legislative bodies and state supreme courts in time for congressional redistricting after the 2020 […]

Amidst World Cup, U.S. Calls on Russia to Release Political, Religious Prisoners

Amidst World Cup, U.S. Calls on Russia to Release Political, Religious Prisoners. The United States is calling on Russia to immediately release more than 150 individuals who human-rights groups have identified as unjustly imprisoned for their political or religious beliefs. The Trump administration added its voice to a growing chorus of international human-rights activists pressing Moscow to release the prisoners […]

Congress Should End Immigrant-Family Separation Now | National Review

Congress Should End Immigrant-Family Separation Now | National Review. by David French · June 18, 2018 Inside the Customs and Border Protection detention facility at the Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in Rio Grande City, Texas, June 17, 2018. (CPB via Reuters) It’s time for legislative impotence to end. One presidential administration enters into a consent decree that creates […]

Fake Support for a Free Market In Energy – Stephen Moore

Fake Support for a Free Market In Energy – Stephen Moore. All of a sudden, everyone on the left wants “free markets in energy policy.” As someone who’s advocated for that for, oh, about three decades, this riff should be music to my ears. But is laissez faire energy policy really what liberals are seeking? First, some context. A few […]

Sessions rebukes critics who compare border situation to Nazi Germany: ‘Fundamentally, we’re enforcing the law’ | Fox News

Sessions rebukes critics who compare border situation to Nazi Germany: 'Fundamentally, we're enforcing the law' | Fox News. by Gregg Re | Fox News Video Sessions defends zero tolerance immigration policy Attorney general goes on ‘The Ingraham Angle’ to discuss the border controversy. Sessions also addresses subpoenaed documents. Attorney General Jeff Sessions forcefully rebuked critics who fault the Trump administration […]

Trump administration could be holding 30,000 border kids by August, officials say

Trump administration could be holding 30,000 border kids by August, officials say. by Anna Giaritelli · June 18, 2018 The Trump administration could be holding 30,000 illegal immigrant children by the end of August as a result of its push to enforce federal immigration laws, which has led to the separation of children from their parents and guardians as those […]