‘I am back’: Sanders tops Warren with massive New York City rally – POLITICO

'I am back': Sanders tops Warren with massive New York City rally – POLITICO. Bernie Sanders one-upped Elizabeth Warren. In his first rally since he suffered a heart attack, the Vermont senator delivered a speech Saturday to a crowd his campaign estimated at 26,000 people, the largest number any presidential candidate has drawn this year. And he was joined by […]

Tulsi Gabbard calls Hillary Clinton “the queen of warmongers” – Vox

Tulsi Gabbard calls Hillary Clinton “the queen of warmongers” – Vox. Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard called former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton “the queen of warmongers” Friday in response to comments Clinton made about Gabbard on a podcast earlier in the week. The attacks marked the latest clash between the representative from Hawaii and top Democrats over her […]

Caving To Pressure, Trump Cans Plans To Hold G-7 At Trump Doral | HuffPost

Caving To Pressure, Trump Cans Plans To Hold G-7 At Trump Doral | HuffPost. President Donald Trump late Saturday backed down from his decision to use his own for-profit golf course near the Miami airport for next year’s G-7 meeting, a move that would have put tens of millions of taxpayer dollars into his own cash registers. Trump announced his […]

Mark Zuckerberg’s reckless idea of free speech

Mark Zuckerberg's reckless idea of free speech. Mark Zuckerberg has rarely been so compelling. Facing increased scrutiny — especially after leaked audio of an internal meeting in which Zuckerberg called Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) an existential threat — the Facebook CEO outlined his vision of free speech and his company’s role in promoting it at Georgetown University on Thursday. Often […]

Ocasio-Cortez endorses Sanders at massive “Bernie’s Back” New York rally.

Ocasio-Cortez endorses Sanders at massive “Bernie’s Back” New York rally.. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) endorses Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at a campaign rally in Queensbridge Park on October 19, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. Kena Betancur/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered one of the most coveted endorsements of the Democratic Party Saturday, when […]

Can Warren win the nomination without majority black support? – POLITICO

Can Warren win the nomination without majority black support? – POLITICO. Joe Biden’s advisers have repeatedly downplayed the need for him to win in predominantly white Iowa and New Hampshire — while boasting of his strength in Southern states where black voters often dominate. And the polls, to date, back up their theory that that’s his path to the nomination. […]

Andrew Yang has a new super PAC trying to raise millions – Vox

Andrew Yang has a new super PAC trying to raise millions – Vox. A new super PAC is planning to spend over $1 million to back Andrew Yang’s campaign for the presidency, a surprising effort that could give Yang needed support but will also test his commitment to disempower these big-money groups. The group, called Math PAC, is being run […]

Donald Trump Just Won the Conflict-of-Interest Olympics – Mother Jones

Donald Trump Just Won the Conflict-of-Interest Olympics – Mother Jones. The United States will host the next G7 summit of world leaders at Donald Trump’s struggling Doral golf resort outside of Miami—a move that essentially forces foreign governments to line the president’s pockets. The decision poses perhaps the largest conflict of interest yet for a leader whose presidency is riddled […]

Hillary Clinton claims Jill Stein is a ‘Russian asset’ and suggests Russians are ‘grooming’ Tulsi Gabbard

Hillary Clinton claims Jill Stein is a 'Russian asset' and suggests Russians are 'grooming' Tulsi Gabbard. Hillary Clinton has directly labeled 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein a “Russian asset,” and indirectly suggested the same is true of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate during an appearance on the Campaign HQ podcast Thursday said she believes Russia […]

The Surge: Bernie Sanders rises to the occasion.

The Surge: Bernie Sanders rises to the occasion.. Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, our weekly ranking of the presidential candidates according to a “costs” framework instead of “taxes.” Does that answer your question, Mayor Pete??? This week, we recap Tuesday night’s debate in Ohio, where everyone was mean to Elizabeth Warren L. Joe Biden’s campaign is in […]

Perry Announces Resignation, Video ‘The Coolest Job I Ever Had’

Perry Announces Resignation, Video ‘The Coolest Job I Ever Had’. by Kate Riga · October 18, 2019 Energy Secretary Rick Perry debuted a saccharine video announcing his impending retirement Thursday, entitled “The Coolest Job I Ever Had.” Set to a score not unlike that of sad animal adoption commercials, shots of Perry in slow motion and fuzzy focus chase each […]

Why Is Andrew Yang So Afraid of Automation? – POLITICO Magazine

Why Is Andrew Yang So Afraid of Automation? – POLITICO Magazine. Rich Lowry is editor of National Review and a contributing editor with Politico Magazine. Andrew Yang, the tech entrepreneur and gadfly, has definitely cleared the bar for a successful cause candidate. Not only has he exceeded expectations for his polling and fundraising, not only has he developed a cult […]

Elizabeth Warren raised 5 times more money than Biden did from Silicon Valley – Vox

Elizabeth Warren raised 5 times more money than Biden did from Silicon Valley – Vox. Elizabeth Warren is crushing Joe Biden when it comes to donations from employees at Silicon Valley’s largest tech companies — despite her pledge to break many of them up. Warren raised five times as much from Big Tech as Joe Biden did in the third […]

Mark Zuckerberg Cites The Iraq War In Defense Of Allowing Lies On Facebook | HuffPost

Mark Zuckerberg Cites The Iraq War In Defense Of Allowing Lies On Facebook | HuffPost. Mark Zuckerberg recalled the tense atmosphere on Harvard’s campus after the U.S. invaded Iraq during a 35-minute Georgetown University address where he linked the war to Facebook’s conception. “I remember feeling that if more people had a voice to share their experiences, maybe things would […]

Trump is getting worse

Trump is getting worse. President Trump’s behavior is getting worse. We already knew Trump was vain and vulgar, a thin-skinned narcissist, the Dunning-Kruger effect made flesh. He may be the first president we’ve ever had with no discernible redeeming qualities, either as a politician or a human being. But impeachment is here, and Trump is finding new ways to demonstrate […]

Why did New York governor Andrew Cuomo say the N-word on the radio?

Why did New York governor Andrew Cuomo say the N-word on the radio?. It began with an exchange of pleasantries. In the audio from Tuesday, Alan Chartock, of WAMC’s The Roundtable, breaks the ice by telling Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that his wife had returned from a Columbus Day parade the enthusiastic owner of a “Proud Italian Americans […]

Warren’s blasts at tech leave Biden in the shadows – POLITICO

Warren’s blasts at tech leave Biden in the shadows – POLITICO. Pressed for a statement on the issue, Biden’s campaign told POLITICO that the former vice president is broadly concerned about economic concentration and would “aggressively” use antitrust law and other tools to ensure that “all corporations” do right by their workers and customers. But Biden views Warren’s singling out […]

AOC and Ilhan Omar endorse Bernie Sanders for president – Vox

AOC and Ilhan Omar endorse Bernie Sanders for president – Vox. First-term Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders’s candidacy for president. Their backing comes as Sanders is struggling in the polls, and the endorsement of the representatives, all popular with the Democratic base, could help the candidate find new support and reenergize his campaign. Ocasio-Cortez […]

What ‘Medicare For All’ Would Really Mean For The Middle Class | HuffPost

What 'Medicare For All' Would Really Mean For The Middle Class | HuffPost. The question of whether “Medicare for All” would be a winner for the middle class has been a big topic in the 2020 presidential campaign and it came up again in Tuesday night’s Democratic debate. By now, you may be familiar with the arguments. Sen. Bernie Sanders […]

The Democratic Primary No Longer Revolves Around Joe Biden – Mother Jones

The Democratic Primary No Longer Revolves Around Joe Biden – Mother Jones. Since late April, when the former vice president kicked off his campaign with a rally in Pittsburgh, the Democratic presidential primary has revolved around Joe Biden. He led every national poll for months and was the centerpiece of every debate stage he appeared on. A procession of younger […]

Bernie is back

Bernie is back. Since Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suffered a heart attack earlier this month, it has been an open question whether he would start winding down his campaign. His standing in the polls fell somewhat, and he has fallen behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is now neck-and-neck with former Vice President Joe Biden. The man is 78 years […]

Which Democrats should drop out now?

Which Democrats should drop out now?. We’ve now lived through four Democratic debates. It feels like more, both because it was more (technically, there have been six nights of debates) and because they have been repetitive to a fault (each must start with “Medicare for All,” apparently). But a big part of the problem remains obvious: There are too many […]

Pelosi holds off on vote to authorize Trump impeachment inquiry – POLITICO

Pelosi holds off on vote to authorize Trump impeachment inquiry – POLITICO. House Democratic leaders are quietly reaching out to the most vulnerable members of their caucus to gauge whether they would support a formal vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to multiple Democratic aides. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s office is leading the outreach […]

Democratic debate: Elizabeth Warren on how much Medicare-for-all costs – Vox

Democratic debate: Elizabeth Warren on how much Medicare-for-all costs – Vox. by Dylan Scott · October 15, 2019 The fourth Democratic debate on Tuesday night reopened a familiar fault line between presidential candidates: Medicare-for-all. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), having established herself as one of the two leading contenders, came under repeated attack over her support for Medicare-for-all and the question […]

The Democratic Primary No Longer Revolves Around Joe Biden – Mother Jones

The Democratic Primary No Longer Revolves Around Joe Biden – Mother Jones. Since late April, when the former vice president kicked off his campaign with a rally in Pittsburgh, the Democratic presidential primary has revolved around Joe Biden. He led every national poll for months and was the centerpiece of every debate stage he appeared on. A procession of younger […]

Takeaways From This Campaign’s Biggest Democratic Debate

Takeaways From This Campaign’s Biggest Democratic Debate. by Kate Riga · October 15, 2019 October’s debate stage saw the biggest crowd of presidential hopefuls yet, 12 candidates shoulder-to-shoulder to address impeachment for the first time since House Democrats formally announced their inquiry against President Trump. The candidates also sparred over health care and wealth inequality, along with foreign policy as […]

Trump Syria Withdrawal: Americans Are Getting the Retreat They Voted For | National Review

Trump Syria Withdrawal: Americans Are Getting the Retreat They Voted For | National Review. “The slaughter going on in Syria is not a consequence of American presence. It’s a consequence of a withdrawal and a betrayal by this president of American allies and American values.” —Pete Buttigieg, October 15 Mr. Mayor has a point. For 75 years, from Fulda Gap […]

Continetti: Mattis’s Resignation Gave the ‘Green Light’ to Turkey

Continetti: Mattis's Resignation Gave the 'Green Light' to Turkey. Washington Free Beacon founding editor Matthew Continetti on Friday said that former secretary of defense James Mattis’s resignation gave Turkey the “green light” for its offensive against the Kurds in Syria. Continetti told MSNBC’s Meet the Press Daily that the firing demonstrated that the White House does not view America’s presence […]

The Danger in Trump’s Syria Policy

The Danger in Trump's Syria Policy. I think it was last Thanksgiving that a bright young family member told me about his fear that President Donald Trump would start World War III. He had watched Trump, the infamous counterpuncher, retaliate during political debates and tiffs with celebrities who had the cheek to challenge him, and he saw a man who […]

Sanders plan would have billionaires taxed more than they earn

Sanders plan would have billionaires taxed more than they earn. by Nihal Krishan · October 20, 2019 Bernie Sanders’ tax plan would impose annual tax rates of well over 100% on the richest 400 Americans, according to his economic advisers, mostly through his new wealth tax. The idea that the federal government should take more from the very wealthy than […]

Gabbard says Clinton ‘Russian asset’ remarks are part of ‘smear campaign’ as 2020 Dems voice support | Fox News

Gabbard says Clinton 'Russian asset' remarks are part of 'smear campaign' as 2020 Dems voice support | Fox News. Presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard says Hillary Clinton represents warmongering and corruption. 2020 Democratic candidates Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang are backing Representative Tulsi Gabbard, D-H.I., after Hillary Clinton accused her of being a “Russian asset.” In a podcast with former Obama […]

Proving a Negative

Proving a Negative. Proving a negative — proving that the absence of something is definitively due to very specific reasons or circumstances — is an inexact science at best. There is a hugely significant “negative” that has occurred recently, one that is quite plausibly due to some very distinct actions and clear-cut decisions made by the American oil industry and […]

Deterring Chinese Military Ambitions Before It’s Too Late

Deterring Chinese Military Ambitions Before It's Too Late. by Tony Daniel · October 18, 2019 From 2010 to 2012, at least 30—and probably many more—Chinese nationals working as spies for the Central Intelligence Agency in China were systematically identified and either jailed or slaughtered thanks to the CIA’s gross underestimation of Chinese intelligence cyber capabilities. Jerry Lee, a former CIA […]

Gabbard fundraises off Clinton attack: ‘I challenge her’ to ‘face me directly’ | TheHill

Gabbard fundraises off Clinton attack: 'I challenge her' to 'face me directly' | TheHill. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is fundraising off her feud with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, asking supporters to donate to her presidential campaign and calling on Clinton to “face her directly” in the 2020 Democratic primary. “Hillary Clinton accused Tulsi Gabbard — a combat veteran, […]

Trump’s big night in Big D: Three takeaways from ‘overthrow’ rally in Dallas

Trump’s big night in Big D: Three takeaways from ‘overthrow’ rally in Dallas. Donald Trump walked slowly into the White House just after 1:30 a.m. Friday even more embattled than when he left it some 15 hours earlier. During a rally in Dallas hours before, he dropped the “I-word” (impeachment) just once as he described himself and conservatives as victims […]

Beto O’Rourke Backs Menstrual Equity Act on #NationalPeriodDay

Beto O'Rourke Backs Menstrual Equity Act on #NationalPeriodDay. by Matt Margolis · October 19, 2019 Not to be outdone by Cory Booker’s “women are people” moment in the last debate, Beto O’Rourke decided to virtue signal his pro-woman accolades on Saturday by tweeting that “women across America don’t have access to the period products they need,” and since it is […]

Gabbard to Clinton: You Are ‘Queen of Warmongers … Personification of The Rot That Has Sickened’ Democrats

Gabbard to Clinton: You Are 'Queen of Warmongers … Personification of The Rot That Has Sickened' Democrats. Apparently because Hillary Clinton suggested today that she is being groomed by the Russians to mount a third party run, presidential contender Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) tweeted a sarcastic “thank you” to the former first lady and described her as the “queen of […]

Revelation Surfaces as Democrats Push Beyond Trump Phone Call

Revelation Surfaces as Democrats Push Beyond Trump Phone Call. House Democrats’ impeachment narrative appears to have veered away from President Donald Trump’s alleged push for information on former Vice President Joe Biden even as a State Department official breathed new life into the controversy over the business dealings in Ukraine of Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. “This is not just a […]

Andrew Yang: Tech Entrepreneur Fears Automation & Self-Driving Cars | National Review

Andrew Yang: Tech Entrepreneur Fears Automation & Self-Driving Cars | National Review. The candidate is afraid of automation, something we actually need more of. Andrew Yang, the tech entrepreneur and gadfly, has definitely cleared the bar for a successful cause candidate. Not only has he exceeded expectations for his polling and fundraising, not only has he developed a cult following, […]

Syria: Endgame

Syria: Endgame. Mr. Mayor has a point. For 75 years, from Fulda Gap to the 38th Parallel, the American soldier has been the last line of defense against violence, chaos, and oppression. From Kosovo to Anbar, he has kept a lid on cauldrons of bloodlust. Remove him, and the poison boils over. That is what happened when Congress reduced aid […]

The Anatomy of a Terrible Liberal Media Lie

The Anatomy of a Terrible Liberal Media Lie. I have to tell you a remarkable personal story, a story that proves the liberal media are, in fact, out to frame and ruin President Donald Trump and his supporters with lies, distortions and misrepresentation; a story that proves the liberal media are vicious, untrustworthy and sometimes just plain evil. I was […]

GOP making big gains in 2019 after 2018 ‘blue wave’

GOP making big gains in 2019 after 2018 'blue wave'. by Barrett Young · October 19, 2019 After the so-called “blue wave” of Democratic victories in the 2018 midterm election, the grassroots of both parties looked to the 2019 off-year as a testing ground for the 2020 presidential cycles. With only four states in play and sporadic special elections, 2019’s […]

Google affiliate begins drone deliveries in Virginia town

Google affiliate begins drone deliveries in Virginia town. A Google affiliate started using drones Friday to deliver customers’ Walgreens and FedEx purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town. Wing, which is owned by Google parent Alphabet, received federal approval earlier this year to make commercial deliveries by drone. It was the first drone company to receive the […]

Guerrilla Politics

Guerrilla Politics. At the national level, bipartisan civility has given way to guerrilla politics. The protracted divide among elected officials has caused the memory of cooperation for the common good of America to slip quietly into the shadows. Taking its place is an electorate directed by an extreme polarization in party leadership. The goal of the left is the retention […]

Deterring Chinese Military Ambitions Before It’s Too Late

Deterring Chinese Military Ambitions Before It's Too Late. by Tony Daniel · October 18, 2019 From 2010 to 2012, at least 30—and probably many more—Chinese nationals working as spies for the Central Intelligence Agency in China were systematically identified and either jailed or slaughtered thanks to the CIA’s gross underestimation of Chinese intelligence cyber capabilities. Jerry Lee, a former CIA […]

Perry won’t comply with subpoena in impeachment inquiry | TheHill

Perry won't comply with subpoena in impeachment inquiry | TheHill. by Rebecca Beitsch · October 18, 2019 Outgoing Energy Sec. Rick Perry will not comply with a House subpoena to turn over documents tied to his involvement with Ukraine, the Department of Energy (DOE) wrote in a letter to Democratic lawmakers. The letter referred to the Democrats’ “impeachment inquiry” in […]

Air Force finally retires 8-inch floppies from missile launch control system | Ars Technica

Air Force finally retires 8-inch floppies from missile launch control system | Ars Technica. Five years ago, a CBS 60 Minutes report publicized a bit of technology trivia many in the defense community were aware of: the fact that eight-inch floppy disks were still used to store data critical to operating the Air Force’s intercontinental ballistic missile command, control, and […]

Obama Official Warned About Hunter Biden’s Conflicts of Interest in 2015

Obama Official Warned About Hunter Biden's Conflicts of Interest in 2015. by Matt Margolis · October 18, 2019 A career State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy testified on Tuesday that he raised concerns about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter serving on the board of Burisma Holdings back in early 2015, but was “turned away by a Biden staffer,” the […]

The U.S. Military Would Lose to Russian Hypersonic Missiles | The National Interest

The U.S. Military Would Lose to Russian Hypersonic Missiles | The National Interest. by Caleb Larson · October 19, 2019 As recently detailed, Russia’s new hypersonic Zircon missile will soon be submarine based. This diversifies Russia’s hypersonic capabilities—from air and at sea, to underwater, for greater strategic advantage. America and U.S. allies beware. Better than Greased Lightning But first, what […]

Gabbard to Clinton: You Are ‘Queen of Warmongers … Personification of The Rot That Has Sickened’ Democrats

Gabbard to Clinton: You Are 'Queen of Warmongers … Personification of The Rot That Has Sickened' Democrats. Apparently because Hillary Clinton suggested today that she is being groomed by the Russians to mount a third party run, presidential contender Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) tweeted a sarcastic “thank you” to the former first lady and described her as the “queen of […]

Revelation Surfaces as Democrats Push Beyond Trump Phone Call

Revelation Surfaces as Democrats Push Beyond Trump Phone Call. House Democrats’ impeachment narrative appears to have veered away from President Donald Trump’s alleged push for information on former Vice President Joe Biden even as a State Department official breathed new life into the controversy over the business dealings in Ukraine of Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. “This is not just a […]

Hillary Clinton Says Donald Trump Is an Illegitimate President and Tulsi Gabbard Is a Russian Tool – Reason.com

Hillary Clinton Says Donald Trump Is an Illegitimate President and Tulsi Gabbard Is a Russian Tool – Reason.com. In an interview with Democratic campaign strategist David Plouffe, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton railed against Donald Trump’s “illegitimate” presidency; warned that voter suppression, social media propaganda, and foreign election interference will make it tough for the eventual Democratic nominee to […]

Immigration Enforcement: Why Mexico Is Cooperating with the U.S. | National Review

Immigration Enforcement: Why Mexico Is Cooperating with the U.S. | National Review. One of the reasons border apprehensions have dropped from their alarming peak in May is that Mexico has been pretty aggressive in stopping third-country nationals from traversing its territory on their way north to make bogus asylum claims so they can be released into the U.S. But why […]