Michael Bloomberg, Deval Patrick blindside Dem primary field – POLITICO

Michael Bloomberg, Deval Patrick blindside Dem primary field – POLITICO. The center of the Democratic Party is throwing a fit. The party’s moderate wing has suddenly produced back-to-back threats of Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick entering the presidential primary, revealing its determination to have an imposing presence in a race shaped by unrestrained liberal policy prescriptions and candidates. The two […]

Fracking ban: the best case for and against one – Vox

Fracking ban: the best case for and against one – Vox. The question of what to do about hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, of oil and natural gas has emerged as a rich vein of debate in the 2020 race for the White House. Several Democratic presidential contenders including Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Kamala Harris, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren have proposed […]

Hillary Clinton Says ‘Many, Many People’ Urging Her To Run In 2020 | HuffPost

Hillary Clinton Says ‘Many, Many People’ Urging Her To Run In 2020 | HuffPost. Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she had no plans to become the latest Democrat to throw her hat into an already crowded ring vying for the presidency, but said Tuesday “many, many, many people” had urged her to enter the race before 2020 filing deadlines. “I, as […]

The Most Loyal Trump Official Is Actually a Black Woman – Mother Jones

The Most Loyal Trump Official Is Actually a Black Woman – Mother Jones. “You have not been the kindest journalist to me,” Lynne Patton told me over the phone. I could not argue with that: In reporting on her rise from Trump family aide to a key offic­ial at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, I’ve covered her one-month […]

The Democratic coalition is too big

The Democratic coalition is too big. Is the Democratic coalition too big to win the presidency in 2020? It sounds like a joke — a political version of the old Yogi Berra one-liner about a local restaurant: “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” Yet however paradoxical, the statement about the Democrats may nonetheless be true. The party could well […]

John Roberts and the Supreme Court seem ready to let Trump kill DACA.

John Roberts and the Supreme Court seem ready to let Trump kill DACA.. Hard-line conservatives in the Trump administration decide they want to alter an executive policy from the Obama era. They gather together to discuss their plan and realize that it is politically unpalatable: The real reasons for their decision are deeply infected with xenophobia and racism. So, instead, […]

What Was Up With Bob Mueller? | Talking Points Memo

What Was Up With Bob Mueller? | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Marshall · November 12, 2019 Today’s revelations out of the Roger Stone case put just one more weight on the branch of the Mueller probe’s credibility and probably far more weight than it can bear. Credibility in this context is a very fraught and weighty word. I don’t […]

Why Biden is crushing it nationally — but slipping in Iowa and N.H. – POLITICO

Why Biden is crushing it nationally — but slipping in Iowa and N.H. – POLITICO. The disparity between his national and early state poll numbers is a source of frustration for his campaign — and hope for his rivals. Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a rally in Concord, New Hampshire, on Friday. | Scott Eisen/Getty Images 11/11/2019 05:04 […]

The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border has plummeted 75% since May – Vox

The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border has plummeted 75% since May – Vox. The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border dropped again in October to 36,300, marking the fifth month straight they have declined, according to the Wall Street Journal. The decline in border apprehensions, which have decreased by about 75 percent since their height of […]

Jane Fonda Swears Off Shopping By Announcing Her Last Clothing Purchase | HuffPost

Jane Fonda Swears Off Shopping By Announcing Her Last Clothing Purchase | HuffPost. Prepare to see Jane Fonda recycling some of her looks. The “Grace and Frankie” actor announced Friday in Washington, D.C., that she is going to try to stop purchasing clothing in the near future, for environmental reasons. She spoke about her decision during her now-famous “Fire Drill […]

House of Cards – Mother Jones

House of Cards – Mother Jones. by Tim Murphy In early 1973, As Joe Biden was settling into his new job in Washington, DC, Ralph Nader published a deconstruction of what made the freshman Democratic senator’s state of Delaware, the most anodyne of states, so exceptional. The answer, The Company State explained, had to do with the unique relationship between […]

The gap between an Airbnb and a hotel is shrinking

The gap between an Airbnb and a hotel is shrinking. The ostensible social value added by companies in the “sharing economy” has always been relatively straightforward: People have resources, like their homes or their cars, that sometimes sit idle and that could be making them money if they were linked up with the right opportunities. Airbnb’s self-description, for instance, is […]

This is the way democracy dies, not with a bang, but with a book deal.

This is the way democracy dies, not with a bang, but with a book deal.. Books! What a democracy-enhancing concept! In one sense, committing one’s ideas to tangible print is a delightfully 18th-century means of bringing about social change. But in another, it might just be the most self-enriching, self-absorbed, and ephemeral play of the Trump era. This week alone, […]

Buttigieg Professes Support Of Obama After Misquote Goes Viral

Buttigieg Professes Support Of Obama After Misquote Goes Viral. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg tweeted that his support of the Obama administration comes from a “personal place” after a reporter accidentally misquoted him as attacking the former President during a noisy campaign rally. I appreciate this reporter’s swift and honest correction of a misquote on my views of the Obama […]

Poll: Bloomberg’s potential run is a flop with voters so far – POLITICO

Poll: Bloomberg's potential run is a flop with voters so far – POLITICO. Michael Bloomberg is running at 4 percent nationally as he teases a presidential bid, showing that he’s well known — but widely disliked — by the Democratic electorate, according to a new poll. No contender is viewed more negatively by Democrats than the billionaire former New York […]

House Democrats: whistleblower won’t testify in the impeachment inquiry – Vox

House Democrats: whistleblower won’t testify in the impeachment inquiry – Vox. House Democrats have flatly denied Republicans’ request to call the anonymous whistleblower to testify during upcoming public impeachment inquiry hearings, and have indicated they’re unlikely to approve several others Republicans are hoping to hear from. President Donald Trump has responded to this denial by labeling Democrat and House Intelligence […]

Turns Out, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Huge in Iowa – Mother Jones

Turns Out, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Huge in Iowa – Mother Jones. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was welcomed to Iowa with a roast. On Friday, while the first-term Democratic congresswoman from New York was introducing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at a rally in Council Bluffs, the state’s Republican bigwigs took their shots at the Lincoln–Reagan Dinner at a Marriott ballroom in downtown Des […]

The Democratic Party’s embarrassing billionaires

The Democratic Party's embarrassing billionaires. So you want to run for president. Which is more important: having relevant experience or billions of dollars? I used to think the answer was obviously the latter. The whole being worth many thousands of millions thing worked out well enough for our current president, in case you haven’t heard. But I wonder now how […]

Nikki Haley says Tillerson, Kelly urged her to undermine Trump to “save the country.”

Nikki Haley says Tillerson, Kelly urged her to undermine Trump to “save the country.”. by Daniel Politi · November 10, 2019 Then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) speaks to the press with US President Donald Trump (C) and then-U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (R) on August 11, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. […]

Haley Says Tillerson And Kelly Tried To Convince Her To Secretly Work Against Trump

Haley Says Tillerson And Kelly Tried To Convince Her To Secretly Work Against Trump. by Cristina Cabrera · November 10, 2019 Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley claims that ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and ex-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly secretly subverted President Donald Trump–and tried to convince her to do the same. “Kelly and Tillerson […]

Trump Pokes Fun at Himself. Why Do Only Some People See It? – POLITICO Magazine

Trump Pokes Fun at Himself. Why Do Only Some People See It? – POLITICO Magazine. Joanna Weiss is a writer in Boston and the editor of Experience magazine. There’s a common conception, among foes of Donald Trump, that the 45th president tweets every day in a kind of fevered state: alone by his bedroom TV set, wrapped in a smoking […]

Trump Is Trying to Woo Black Voters by Saying What He Always Says – Mother Jones

Trump Is Trying to Woo Black Voters by Saying What He Always Says – Mother Jones. The election is one year away, the impeachment inquiry is heating up, and Donald Trump wants those black votes. On Friday, the president went to Atlanta for the launch of Black Voices for Trump. The new grassroots coalition is an attempt by Trump’s reelection […]

The Democratic Party’s embarrassing billionaires

The Democratic Party's embarrassing billionaires. So you want to run for president. Which is more important: having relevant experience or billions of dollars? I used to think the answer was obviously the latter. The whole being worth many thousands of millions thing worked out well enough for our current president, in case you haven’t heard. But I wonder now how […]

Bill Gates vs. Elizabeth Warren and her wealth tax.

Bill Gates vs. Elizabeth Warren and her wealth tax.. Bill Gates became the latest billionaire to get into a dust up with Elizabeth Warren this week, after making some jokey comments on stage about his concerns over her wealth tax proposal, and what it might cost him personally. “I’ve paid more than $10 billion in taxes. I’ve paid more than […]

Bloomberg’s Possible Bid Gets Rolling With Logo Debacle

Bloomberg’s Possible Bid Gets Rolling With Logo Debacle. by Kate Riga · November 9, 2019 After representatives for former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg filed his paperwork in Alabama Friday, the possible presidential bid got off to an inauspicious start. The seeming rollout of his 2020 logo earned instant derision for its goofy script and odd tagline: “owning it together!” […]

Elizabeth Warren blows up the ‘war room’ – POLITICO

Elizabeth Warren blows up the 'war room' – POLITICO. Elizabeth Warren has been on the receiving end of an onslaught of jabs, swipes, missives, think-pieces and general bashing from opponents this past week, the likes of which she hasn’t experienced since she jumped into the presidential race. But more surprising than the attacks — Warren, having risen to frontrunner status, […]

Michael Bloomberg might be running for president after all – Vox

Michael Bloomberg might be running for president after all – Vox. It looks like Michael Bloomberg might be running for president after all. The 77-year-old billionaire philanthropist, media magnate, and former New York City mayor hasn’t officially announced that he plans to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for the White House. In March, he said he would sit the race […]

2-Headed Cat Twice As Lucky To Be Adopted By Vet | HuffPost

2-Headed Cat Twice As Lucky To Be Adopted By Vet | HuffPost. Cats are supposed to have nine lives, not two faces. That’s the situation facing Duo, a San Diego cat born with one head, two mouths, two noses and four eyes. Duo was born three months ago but was rejected by her mother. Luckily, the mother cat’s owner was […]

Trump Impeachment Inquiry: ‘Policy Community’ Must Defer to President | National Review

Trump Impeachment Inquiry: ‘Policy Community’ Must Defer to President | National Review. We resolve policy disputes by elections, not impeachments. When it comes to Russia, I am with what Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman calls the American “policy community.” Vindman, of course, is one of the House Democrats’ star impeachment witnesses. His haughtiness in proclaiming the policy community and his membership […]

Israel Kills Islamic Jihad Commander, Rockets Rain From Gaza

Israel Kills Islamic Jihad Commander, Rockets Rain From Gaza. Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, drawing rocket salvoes that reached as far as Tel Aviv in the worst cross-border fighting in months. The rare targeted strike which killed Islamic Jihad’s Baha Abu Al-Atta in Gaza came as […]

No, Michael Bloomberg will not save the Democrats

No, Michael Bloomberg will not save the Democrats. by Byron York · November 13, 2019 WARNING: Parts of this column may bear strong resemblance to my earlier columns when Michael Bloomberg toyed with running for president, because with Bloomberg, history has a way of repeating itself. Every four years, Michael Bloomberg hears something virtually no other American hears: a groundswell […]

Double Standards in Whistle Blowing

Double Standards in Whistle Blowing. What is happening to the practice of journalism today? From the way it seems, fair reporting is literally crumbling under the pressure from propping up one-sided political narratives. The action (and in many cases, blatant inaction) of reporters and corporate leadership is destroying all trust and credibility left in the Fourth Estate. It is like […]

Buttigieg claims narrow Iowa lead amid primary surge: poll | Fox News

Buttigieg claims narrow Iowa lead amid primary surge: poll | Fox News. Top tier 2020 hopefuls flood the zone with campaign offices as the early battle in Iowa intensifies; Peter Doocy reports from Des Moines. A new poll in Iowa – the state that kicks off the presidential caucus and primary nominating calendar – shows Pete Buttigieg claiming a narrow […]

The Election is Trump’s to Lose – American Thinker

The Election is Trump’s to Lose – American Thinker. Election season is underway, with less than a year until the mother of all elections in November 2020. Will Americans vote to keep America great or toss 250 years of liberty and prosperity to the wind in favor of socialism? Is President Donald Trump headed to a second term or will […]

Why Pete Buttigieg Is The Most Destructive Candidate For Christianity

Why Pete Buttigieg Is The Most Destructive Candidate For Christianity. by Kylee Zempel · November 11, 2019 There’s nothing like seeing #PeteForPresident trending in fourth place nationwide on Twitter to remind you Pete Buttigieg is still very much in this presidential race. In the crowded field of Democratic contenders for the White House in 2020, Buttigieg is near the top, […]

Democrats face make-or-break moment on impeachment | TheHill

Democrats face make-or-break moment on impeachment | TheHill. by Olivia Beavers · November 12, 2019 Democrats have reached a make-or-break moment on impeachment. For the first time, Democrats will bring their impeachment inquiry to the American public on Wednesday as they seek to showcase the most damaging testimony about President Trump’s contacts with Ukraine and elevate their case that he […]

Trump impeachment makes for tricky messaging for Democrats

Trump impeachment makes for tricky messaging for Democrats. by Lindsey McPherson · November 12, 2019 House Democrats begin the public portion of their push to impeach President Donald Trump this week with what they say is a powerful case that the president used his office for personal political gain — but they face a high-stakes challenge to convey that to […]

Republicans unveil strategy: 4 facts ‘fatal’ to impeachment – WND

Republicans unveil strategy: 4 facts 'fatal' to impeachment – WND. In preparation for public impeachment hearings beginning Wednesday, House Republicans have produced an 18-page memo outlining their key arguments against impeaching President Trump. The GOP leaders believe four basic facts regarding Trump’s actions in connection with the July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky refute the Democrats’ claims. […]

From ‘White Kids’ to His Fake War Story, Here Are 22 Joe Biden Gaffes

From 'White Kids' to His Fake War Story, Here Are 22 Joe Biden Gaffes. by Matt Margolis · November 12, 2019 Back in August I compiled 35 Obama gaffes to make Joe Biden feel better about himself. Well, Biden’s still been producing memorable gaffes, so it seems like a good time to compile the best (or perhaps worst) of them […]

Will Trump Prove to be His Own Worst Enemy During Impeachment? | The National Interest

Will Trump Prove to be His Own Worst Enemy During Impeachment? | The National Interest. by Hunter DeRensis · November 12, 2019 Ever since Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced in late September the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s communications with the Ukrainian government, impeachment has been a certainty. The Democrats hold a firm majority in the House, […]

Democrats’ Unprecedented Approach to the Trump Impeachment

Democrats' Unprecedented Approach to the Trump Impeachment. by Thomas Jipping · November 12, 2019 Much of the attention on House Resolution 660, adopted by House Democrats on Halloween to advance the impeach of President Donald Trump, has failed to note the significant differences with resolutions authorizing previous presidential impeachments. Two writers on the Lawfare blog, for example, claimed that HR […]

2020 Dems Mock Buttigieg’s Youth and Inexperience

2020 Dems Mock Buttigieg's Youth and Inexperience. Several top 2020 Democratic contenders are taking shots at South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg. A New York Times report reveals that the widespread annoyance comes after Buttigieg declared last week that the Democratic primary race was a “two-way” race between him and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.). Former vice president Joe Biden—who […]

Kill both these Export-Import Bank bills

Kill both these Export-Import Bank bills. by Washington Examiner · November 12, 2019 Donald Trump, during the last presidential election, said the Export-Import Bank, which subsidizes foreign buyers of United States goods, shouldn’t exist. Hillary Clinton said she wanted to put the Ex-Im Bank “on steroids.” Trump was correct, and he won. Yet two proposals before the House of Representatives […]

The Post and Liberal Media Again Get It Wrong About Trump Economy

The Post and Liberal Media Again Get It Wrong About Trump Economy. First, a full admission about this article: I originally sent a version of it to The Washington Post for publication, but for reasons that will become obvious as you read on, they rejected it. Here’s the backstory. Several weeks ago, I reported on the very large increase in […]

Bloomberg’s barriers: China comments, lackluster polling, dubious strategy could hamper bid | Fox News

Bloomberg's barriers: China comments, lackluster polling, dubious strategy could hamper bid | Fox News. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets an icy reception from his possible 2020 rivals; reaction form Josh Kraushaar, politics editor for The National Journal. The presidential campaign trail has been littered with failed candidates who launched their White House runs late in the game […]

No Safe Spaces: What Happens When Common Sense and Values Disappear – American Thinker

No Safe Spaces: What Happens When Common Sense and Values Disappear – American Thinker. The new documentary No Safe Spaces, starring conservative thinker, radio host, and writer Dennis Prager and liberal, comedian, and podcast host Adam Carolla, is a must-see for anyone concerned with the long-term viability of the First Amendment’s free speech protections. While primarily focusing on the hostility […]

Why Pete Buttigieg Is The Most Destructive Candidate For Christianity

Why Pete Buttigieg Is The Most Destructive Candidate For Christianity. by Kylee Zempel · November 11, 2019 There’s nothing like seeing #PeteForPresident trending in fourth place nationwide on Twitter to remind you Pete Buttigieg is still very much in this presidential race. In the crowded field of Democratic contenders for the White House in 2020, Buttigieg is near the top, […]

Tillerson denies Haley’s claims of taking actions to undermine Trump | TheHill

Tillerson denies Haley's claims of taking actions to undermine Trump | TheHill. by Justin Wise · November 11, 2019 “During my service to our country as the Secretary of State, at no time did I, nor to my direct knowledge did anyone else serving along with me, take any actions to undermine the President,” Tillerson told The Washington Post in […]

Impeachment strains longstanding bipartisan support for Ukraine

Impeachment strains longstanding bipartisan support for Ukraine. by Rachel Oswald · November 8, 2019 The bipartisan backing for Ukraine in its long face-off with Russia has been a hallmark of Congress’ role in foreign policymaking for decades. Congress — both parties — has generally been willing to confront Moscow more forcefully over its treatment of Ukraine than the Trump, Obama […]

’11,000 scientists’ warning of ‘climate emergency’ are just ’11,000 random people’ – WND

'11,000 scientists' warning of 'climate emergency' are just '11,000 random people' – WND. The headline was a real attention-grabber. It said “More than 11,000 scientists declare ‘climate emergency.’” That, at least, was Voice of America’s title. Advertisement – story continues below The article said “more than 11,000 scientists are warning that the Earth, in their words, ‘clearly and unequivocally faces […]

PolitiFact: Who are You Gonna Believe — Us or Your Lyin’ Eyes? | News and Politics

PolitiFact: Who are You Gonna Believe — Us or Your Lyin' Eyes? | News and Politics. by Bryan Preston · November 11, 2019 Here’s a fun tweet from the political activists at PolitiFact: A Trump ad said Democratic presidential candidates “support giving illegal immigrants free health care at our expense.” We rated that Mostly False. Now a Florida GOP leader […]

Why America’s National Security Bureaucracy Exists (And Why Trump Clashes with Them) | The National Interest

Why America's National Security Bureaucracy Exists (And Why Trump Clashes with Them) | The National Interest. The roles of national security professionals who spend careers in government have gotten increased attention lately, mainly because some of their number have been thrust into an uncomfortable spotlight because of the possible impeachment of Donald Trump. The attention has not improved public understanding […]

Haley Describes Efforts by Tillerson, Kelly to ‘Undermine’ President Trump | CNSNews

Haley Describes Efforts by Tillerson, Kelly to ‘Undermine’ President Trump | CNSNews. Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Sunday she found “offensive” attempts by former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to get her to help “undermine” President Trump. Commenting on an explosive allegation contained in her forthcoming memoir, […]

Meet 5 Young Black Leaders Who Fight for Conservative Values

Meet 5 Young Black Leaders Who Fight for Conservative Values. by Aaron Credeur · November 12, 2019 If you’re black, you aren’t supposed to be a conservative. At least that’s what many African Americans say they’ve been told when they express support for President Donald Trump or reject left-wing talking points. But at the recent Young Black Leadership Summit in […]

Dallas Transit Agency Pays $345,000 to Settle Lawsuit by Photographer Arrested for Taking Pictures – Reason.com

Dallas Transit Agency Pays $345,000 to Settle Lawsuit by Photographer Arrested for Taking Pictures – Reason.com. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will pay freelance photographer Avi Adelman $345,000 to settle the lawsuit he filed after he was illegally arrested in 2016 for taking pictures at a train station. The settlement follows a federal appeals court’s September 20 ruling rejecting a […]