Republicans livid over Nadler’s ‘cover-up’ accusation – POLITICO

Republicans livid over Nadler’s ‘cover-up’ accusation – POLITICO. Senate Republicans are fuming after Rep. Jerry Nadler accused them on the Senate floor of engaging in a “cover up” to protect the president, seizing on his remarks Wednesday as a significant misstep that they say undercuts Democrats’ impeachment case. The GOP criticism came as the House impeachment managers, including Nadler, began […]

Sanders, Biden lead Democratic field in new national poll – Vox

Sanders, Biden lead Democratic field in new national poll – Vox. With less than two weeks to go until the first votes are cast in the 2020 Democratic primary, the national race for the nomination has stratified into three tiers, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for the first time clearly sharing the lead with former Vice President Joe Biden. According […]

U.S. To Impose Visa Restrictions For Pregnant Women | HuffPost

U.S. To Impose Visa Restrictions For Pregnant Women | HuffPost. The Trump administration is coming out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting “birth tourism,” in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their children can have a coveted U.S. passport. The State Department planned to publicize the rules Thursday, according to two officials with knowledge of […]

GOP Senators Representing a Minority of Americans Are Preventing a Fair Impeachment Trial – Mother Jones

GOP Senators Representing a Minority of Americans Are Preventing a Fair Impeachment Trial – Mother Jones. On Tuesday, senators representing 153 million Americans outvoted senators representing 168 million Americans. A majority of the US public supports President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office, and an overwhelming majority wants new witnesses to testify in the Senate’s impeachment trial. But Senate […]

Joe Biden won’t testify in Trump’s impeachment trial even it means John Bolton will

Joe Biden won't testify in Trump's impeachment trial even it means John Bolton will. While President Trump’s desire to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden launched his impeachment investigation and eventual trial in the first place, Biden is officially distancing himself from the whole thing. When asked Wednesday if he’d consider testifying in exchange for […]

What is going on with Jeff Bezos’ phone and Mohammed bin Salman?

What is going on with Jeff Bezos’ phone and Mohammed bin Salman?. Nothing really makes sense about the story claiming that Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked via malware sent in 2018 from the WhatsApp account of Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Why would Saudi Arabia infiltrate Bezos’ phone in such a brazen and obvious way, through […]

Gabbard Sues ‘Political Rival’ Clinton For A Whopping $50 Million

Gabbard Sues ‘Political Rival’ Clinton For A Whopping $50 Million. by Kate Riga · January 22, 2020 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) sued Hillary Clinton for $50 million Wednesday, claiming that Clinton’s allusion to Gabbard as a “Russian asset” caused the Presidential hopeful “anguish and damage to her reputation.” The complaint, filed in the Southern District of New York, is peppered […]

McConnell set to ram through Trump trial rules – POLITICO

McConnell set to ram through Trump trial rules – POLITICO. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer are heading for an epic clash on the Senate floor Tuesday over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, with McConnell and his Republicans set to institute fast-paced trial rules that ignore Schumer’s demands entirely. Majority Leader McConnell (R-Ky.) will eventually impose his will through the 53-seat […]

Hillary Clinton attacks Bernie Sanders in Hulu documentary and interview – Vox

Hillary Clinton attacks Bernie Sanders in Hulu documentary and interview – Vox. It’s somehow Hillary Clinton versus Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary again, even though she isn’t even on the ballot. The former secretary of state stirred up controversy on Monday with remarks reinforcing that there is no love lost between her and her 2016 Democratic primary challenger. […]

Republicans Block Requests For New Evidence In Senate Impeachment Trial | HuffPost

Republicans Block Requests For New Evidence In Senate Impeachment Trial | HuffPost. The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump kicked off with a partisan brawl over the admission of new evidence and witness testimony during the proceedings, a sharp contrast to the unanimous 100-0 vote that set the rules for the trial of then-President Bill Clinton two decades ago. […]

The real problem with McConnell’s impeachment rules

The real problem with McConnell's impeachment rules. The principle behind guaranteeing a speedy trial is that the accused, then presumed innocent, should not endlessly languish behind bars for a crime he perhaps did not commit. But those ignorant of the concept might be forgiven if, first introduced to it via the rules proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) […]

Joe Biden has always been a deficit hawk, including on Social Security.

Joe Biden has always been a deficit hawk, including on Social Security.. For the vast majority of his career, Joe Biden was a proud deficit hawk—a man who fretted for decades about federal spending and, on occasion, bragged about his own personal attempts in the 1980s “to freeze all government spending, including Social Security,” in the name of fiscal prudence. […]

Dems Plan To Force Votes To Change GOP Rules For Skimpy Impeachment Trial | Talking Points Memo

Dems Plan To Force Votes To Change GOP Rules For Skimpy Impeachment Trial | Talking Points Memo. by Tierney Sneed · January 21, 2020 Democratic Senate leaders previewed their plans Tuesday to force votes on changing the impeachment trial rules proposed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that would fast track proceedings and make it even harder than previously expected […]

Here are the five Senate factions that will decide Trump’s fate – POLITICO

Here are the five Senate factions that will decide Trump’s fate – POLITICO. As the Senate embarks on the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump — only the third such trial in U.S. history — there’s intense speculation over how senators will vote in the case. And while there is virtually no chance that 67 senators will vote to remove […]

National Archives edited Women’s March picture to be less critical of Trump – Vox

National Archives edited Women’s March picture to be less critical of Trump – Vox. The National Archives is facing criticism for editing an image of the 2017 Women’s March in order to make it less “political” — and for making the photo less critical of President Donald Trump to do so. The image — a 49-by-69-inch photograph depicting a sea […]

Mitch McConnell Proposes Quick Impeachment Trial With No Guaranteed Witnesses | HuffPost

Mitch McConnell Proposes Quick Impeachment Trial With No Guaranteed Witnesses | HuffPost. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has begun circulating proposed rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that would give each side just 24 hours over two days to present their arguments and wouldn’t guarantee any witness testimonies. The resolution, which McConnell’s office sent to HuffPost on Monday, […]

Bloomberg and Steyer Make Top 10 List of Biggest Super-PAC Donors Ever – Mother Jones

Bloomberg and Steyer Make Top 10 List of Biggest Super-PAC Donors Ever – Mother Jones. On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court opened the super-PAC era with its 5-4 ruling in the Citizens United case. While the decision left the limits on donations to politicians in place, it blew open caps on outside spending—money given to groups that campaign for […]

The strongest case for Joe Biden

The strongest case for Joe Biden. I’m not thrilled with the prospect of Joe Biden winning the Democratic nomination and becoming president, and I know no one who is. That doesn’t mean I hate him. It’s just hard to get truly excited by a guy who’s a milquetoast moderate, prone to embarrassing gaffes and verbal flubs, and showing undeniable signs […]

New York Times endorses Warren, flops around some, and also endorses Klobuchar.

New York Times endorses Warren, flops around some, and also endorses Klobuchar.. by Ashley Feinberg · January 20, 2020 FX After weeks of buildup, a slow trickle of candidate Q&A transcripts, and no less than four separate New York Times pieces about the process of a Times endorsement itself, we finally have an answer to the question the paper of […]

Why The New York Times Show Gave Me The Willies | Talking Points Memo

Why The New York Times Show Gave Me The Willies | Talking Points Memo. by John Judis · January 20, 2020 I know that I am not the only person who felt uneasy about the spectacle that took place last night on television as The New York Times‘ editors sat around a table deciding who us peons should support for […]

Warren joins Bernie in jabbing Biden on Social Security – POLITICO

Warren joins Bernie in jabbing Biden on Social Security – POLITICO. DES MOINES — Elizabeth Warren hit Joe Biden for his past stances on changing Social Security and expressed solidarity with Bernie Sanders on the issue as the two liberal senators seek to move past their recent feud. “Bernie Sanders and I established the ‘Expand Social Security Caucus’ in the […]

Is abuse of power an impeachable offense? – Vox

Is abuse of power an impeachable offense? – Vox. Throughout the impeachment process, President Donald Trump’s allies — from former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani — have argued abuse of power isn’t an impeachable offense. In December, Trump was, of course, impeached in part on charges of abuse of power. But that isn’t stopping […]

Schiff, Nadler Slam Trump Team’s Defense That ‘Abuse Of Power’ Isn’t Impeachable | HuffPost

Schiff, Nadler Slam Trump Team's Defense That 'Abuse Of Power' Isn't Impeachable | HuffPost. Two of the most prominent impeachment managers rejected arguments from Donald Trump’s defense team claiming the president shouldn’t have been impeached for abusing the power of his office. In separate interviews on Sunday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the Intelligence Committee chairman and lead impeachment manager, and […]

The Netherlands Is Sinking and Here’s Why – Mother Jones

The Netherlands Is Sinking and Here’s Why – Mother Jones. The Netherlands often stop to take selfies in front of one of the country’s more than 1,000 windmills. Afterward, they might taste one of the many varieties of cheese for which the nation is famous. But most are unaware that these two icons of the Netherlands are responsible for causing […]

The modernization of Prince Harry

The modernization of Prince Harry. “I don’t believe that born a prince must mean I sacrifice my soul, my hopes, desires, all that makes me, me. Instead I should be free to choose my path.” These are the words of a fictional Prince Harry in King Charles III, a play written by Mike Bartlett which debuted in 2014. But they […]

National Archives Agency Apologizes For Blurring Anti-Trump Signs In Protest Photo

National Archives Agency Apologizes For Blurring Anti-Trump Signs In Protest Photo. by Cristina Cabrera · January 18, 2020 The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) apologized on Saturday for altering the photo seen above of the 2017 Women’s March to blur signs protesting against President Donald Trump. “We made a mistake,” the federal agency said in a press release. […]

Buttigieg tries to recapture Iowa magic – POLITICO

Buttigieg tries to recapture Iowa magic – POLITICO. Pete Buttigieg is not touching the he-said-she-said between two of his chief primary rivals. In fact, he’s going to great lengths not to talk about any opponents at all, after spending the fall drawing contrasts with them. Instead, Buttigieg, who has dropped 5 to 7 points in the polling averages here in […]

Mike Bloomberg throws shade at Joe Biden as a looming “lame duck” – Vox

Mike Bloomberg throws shade at Joe Biden as a looming “lame duck” – Vox. Mike Bloomberg seemingly suggested behind closed doors at an event with Silicon Valley elite on Thursday that former Vice President Joe Biden could be a “lame duck” president if elected, implying that the former New York mayor is the better moderate 77-year-old to support. Toward the […]

Biden Calls Sanders’ Social Security Attacks “A Lie” | HuffPost

Biden Calls Sanders' Social Security Attacks "A Lie" | HuffPost. Joe Biden has called for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign to “disown” what he calls “doctored video” that some Sanders supporters say shows the former vice president endorsing Republican calls to cut Social Security and Medicare. “There’s a little doctored video going around … put out by one of Bernie’s people,” […]

The Women’s March Has Gotten Much Smaller. That’s Partly by Design. – Mother Jones

The Women’s March Has Gotten Much Smaller. That’s Partly by Design. – Mother Jones. Three years ago, nearly half a million women and their allies descended on the nation’s capital to showcase their outrage over the election of Donald Trump and launch a new movement for women’s equality. On Saturday, fewer than 10,000 participants are expected to attend the fourth […]

Gabbard Sues Clinton for Calling Her a ‘Russian Asset’

Gabbard Sues Clinton for Calling Her a 'Russian Asset'. by Cameron Cawthorne · January 22, 2020 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) on Wednesday filed a defamation lawsuit against twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for “carelessly and recklessly” accusing her of being a Russian asset. “Tulsi Gabbard is running for President of the United States, a position Clinton has long coveted, […]

As US warns against spy threat, Chinese nationals keep getting arrested in Florida

As US warns against spy threat, Chinese nationals keep getting arrested in Florida. by Caitlin Yilek · January 23, 2020 South Florida has become a common destination for Chinese nationals to be arrested while taking photographs. At least six people from China have been charged since September 2018 in connection with incidents at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach […]

The Israel-US Model Has Been a Resounding Success

The Israel-US Model Has Been a Resounding Success. Whether by accident or by deliberate osmosis, Israel and the U.S. have adopted similar solutions to their existential problems. Before 2002, during the various Palestinian intifadas, Israel suffered hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries from suicide bombers freely crossing from the West Bank and Gaza into Israel. In response, Israel planned […]

Supreme Court justices clash over major school-choice case | Fox News

Supreme Court justices clash over major school-choice case | Fox News. Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue could make it easier for Americans to use public money to pay for religious education in states across the nation; Gillian Turner reports from the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court appeared closely split during oral arguments Wednesday in a case with potentially major […]

China’s Colonial Transformation of Africa – American Thinker

China’s Colonial Transformation of Africa – American Thinker. It is clear that China is now the new great colonial power; albeit mostly via economic colonialism, rather than necessarily some late Victorian model. Whether it is its virtual vulture capitalist snatching up of numerous European corporations during the crisis of the Great Recession, or the more subtle method of gaining ground […]

Supreme Court To Decide If Atheism Keeps Its Monopoly On K-12 Schools

Supreme Court To Decide If Atheism Keeps Its Monopoly On K-12 Schools. by Joy Pullmann · January 22, 2020 Today the U.S. Supreme Court hears a case that could determine whether parents and taxpayers have any choices about the kind of religion American children are taught with taxpayer funds. Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue concerns whether private donations may […]

Hillary Clinton tears open wound with her attack on Sanders | TheHill

Hillary Clinton tears open wound with her attack on Sanders | TheHill. by Jonathan Easley · January 22, 2020 Hillary Clinton has torn open old wounds from her divisive 2016 battle with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), putting Democrats on edge about whether the party will be able to unite after a 2020 primary that has produced new fault lines between […]

Impeachment cellphone ban gives Senate pages a workout

Impeachment cellphone ban gives Senate pages a workout. by Clyde McGrady · January 23, 2020 President Trump’s impeachment trial may be requiring senators to stay seated hour after agonizing hour, but there’s one group getting more exercise than they’ve seen in years: Senate pages. The blue-jacket-clad teens have been running all over the Senate floor, relaying messages between senators and […]

Dershowitz has bad news for Pelosi’s ‘impeached forever’ claim – WND

Dershowitz has bad news for Pelosi's 'impeached forever' claim – WND. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to take satisfaction in declaring that President Trump has been “impeached forever.” Advertisement – story continues below But the Democratic lawmaker “doesn’t understand what impeachment is,” contends Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. Dershowitz explained to Fox News host Sean Hannity that an impeachment is […]

Judge Orders Hunter Biden to Turn Over Secret Financial Records

Judge Orders Hunter Biden to Turn Over Secret Financial Records. by Tyler O’Neil · January 22, 2020 On Tuesday, an Arkansas judge ordered Hunter Biden, the youngest son of former Vice President Joe Biden, to appear in court and explain why he should not be held in contempt for violating numerous court orders to provide financial information in his Arkansas […]

Has Nadler Consigned Himself ‘To The Condemnation Of History’? | CNSNews

Has Nadler Consigned Himself 'To The Condemnation Of History'? | CNSNews. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler — one of the impeachment managers prosecuting President Donald Trump — believes perjury and obstruction of justice need not be impeachable offenses. Or that is what Nadler claimed in 1998, when he was a dissenting minority member on a Judiciary Committee that approved four […]

How the Oil Production Boom Has Benefited America

How the Oil Production Boom Has Benefited America. “We can’t just drill our way out of the problem.” That was the oft-repeated phrase of President Barack Obama, who throughout his presidency argued that the key to beating higher gasoline prices was to subsidize alternative energies, such as solar and wind. It was a common sentiment from those who fretted that […]

Qasem Soleimani Killing Response: Beware Iranian Asymmetric-Warfare Strength | National Review

Qasem Soleimani Killing Response: Beware Iranian Asymmetric-Warfare Strength | National Review. The Islamic Republic is too weak to wage a conventional war on the U.S. — but that doesn’t mean it poses no threat. How might Iran respond to the death of Qasem Soleimani? Ever since the Trump administration’s January 3 killing of Soleimani, the Islamic Republic’s top military commander, […]

U.S. Urges China to Join Nuclear Arms Talks With Russia

U.S. Urges China to Join Nuclear Arms Talks With Russia. The United States urged China on Tuesday to join trilateral nuclear arms talks with Moscow, calling Beijing’s secrecy around growing stockpiles a “serious threat to strategic stability”. U.S. President Donald Trump said last year he had discussed a new accord on limiting nuclear arms with Russian President Vladimir Putin and […]

Robert Mueller’s friends think ‘something happened’ to him during Russia investigation: Author

Robert Mueller’s friends think ‘something happened’ to him during Russia investigation: Author. by Daniel Chaitin · January 21, 2020 People close to Robert Mueller believe “something happened” to the former special counsel over the course of his two-year Russia investigation, according to a reporter. The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig, who is the co-author of the new book A Very Stable […]

Everything on Demand

Everything on Demand. Reporters complain about business. We overlook the constant improvements in our lives made possible by greedy businesses competing for your money. Think about how our access to entertainment has improved. “When I was a kid,” says Sean Malone in a new video for the Foundation for Economic Education, “my TV broadcast options were PBS, Fox, ABC, NBC […]

The Secret Sauce of the Democrats’ Impeachment Strategy – American Thinker

The Secret Sauce of the Democrats’ Impeachment Strategy – American Thinker. What is it about this impeachment that is so valuable to Democrats that they feel justified risking a flimsy impeachment strategy today, knowing that it could be used against them tomorrow? Legal scholars and political pundits are justifiably worried about the implications President Trump’s impeachment holds for America’s future. […]

Why Criminal Prosecution Might Be The Least Of Ilhan Omar’s Concerns

Why Criminal Prosecution Might Be The Least Of Ilhan Omar’s Concerns. by Matthew Kolken · January 21, 2020 The Department of Justice has reportedly assigned an FBI special agent to work with Immigration and Customs and Enforcement and the Department of Education Inspector General Charge to investigate Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for alleged criminal violations relating to perjury, immigration fraud, […]

Senators bend the rules by wearing Apple Watches to Trump trial

Senators bend the rules by wearing Apple Watches to Trump trial. The rules of decorum state that senators can’t use phones or electronic devices in the chamber during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, but what about Apple Watches? At least eight senators had them strapped on their wrists in the chamber at the start of the trial Tuesday, despite guidelines […]

Trump’s lawyer ‘absolutely destroyed’ Schiff as impeachment trial opens – WND

Trump's lawyer 'absolutely destroyed' Schiff as impeachment trial opens – WND. President Trump’s counsel Jay Sekulow on Tuesday was praised on Twitter for having “absolutely destroyed” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and his “little impeachment sham.” Advertisement – story continues below Sekulow pointed out that when Trump was investigated in the House, he was “denied the right to cross-examine witnesses … […]

Jay Sekulow Destroys Schiff and Pelosi Over Executive Privilege

Jay Sekulow Destroys Schiff and Pelosi Over Executive Privilege. by Tyler O’Neil · January 21, 2020 During his opening remarks in the Senate impeachment trial, President Donald Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow quoted Democrats’ own words against them. He condemned the House Democrats’ rush to impeach Trump, adding an article of impeachment for “Obstruction of Congress” rather than litigating a matter […]

House Prosecutors Backed Impeachment Long Before Trump Ukraine Call

House Prosecutors Backed Impeachment Long Before Trump Ukraine Call. Three of the House Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump in the Senate’s impeachment trial—Jerry Nadler of New York, Zoe Lofgren of California, and Sylvia Garcia of Texas—are among lawmakers who voted last year to advance the president’s removal. Eight days after that vote, Trump talked by phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr […]

On and Off the Record, Republican Senators Are Consistent on Impeachment | National Review

On and Off the Record, Republican Senators Are Consistent on Impeachment | National Review. One year from today, somebody takes the oath of office to be president — either the current president for another term, or someone new. In today’s news: a sense of what Republican senators really think about impeachment; Lobby Day comes to Virginia’s state capitol; and the […]