Battle over Mueller’s probe moves to Capitol Hill – POLITICO

Battle over Mueller's probe moves to Capitol Hill – POLITICO. Possible impeachment by House Democrats still threatens the president. The partisan battle over the results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation broke out within seconds of the Justice Department’s letter on “topline” findings reaching Capitol Hill on Sunday afternoon. Two things were quickly clear: first, the end of Mueller’s […]

William Barr doesn’t get to exonerate Donald Trump.

William Barr doesn’t get to exonerate Donald Trump.. Nearly 45 years after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency, there remains no evidence that Nixon had advance knowledge of the Watergate break-in, even as evidence that he was deeply involved in efforts to cover-up the crime has only grown. If one accepts Attorney General William Barr’s reasoning in the letter he sent […]

Mueller report: 6 unanswered questions from Bill Barr’s summary – Vox

Mueller report: 6 unanswered questions from Bill Barr’s summary – Vox. by Jen Kirby · March 24, 2019 Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find that the Trump campaign “conspired or coordinated” with the Russian government to meddle in the 2016 elections, according to Attorney General William Barr’s summary to Congress delivered Sunday. Barr’s four-page letter outlines the “principal conclusions” […]

Mueller Is Done. Trump Is About To Go Nuclear. – Mother Jones

Mueller Is Done. Trump Is About To Go Nuclear. – Mother Jones. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is in. The investigation is over. Just past 5 pm today, Attorney General William Barr announced that Mueller had delivered a report on his nearly two-year investigation of the Trump-Russia scandal. It’s a topic our Washington bureau chief, David Corn knows like few […]

Does Trump deserve an apology for the Russia investigation? Absolutely not.

Does Trump deserve an apology for the Russia investigation? Absolutely not.. There’s a scene in The Godfather Part II where Michael Corleone, the mobster played by Al Pacino, seems finally to have run out of luck: A Senate committee investigating corruption has him dead in their sights and has promised to introduce a witness to the public who can testify […]

Barr: Evidence Mueller Found Not ‘Sufficient’ To Charge Trump With Obstruction – Talking Points Memo

Barr: Evidence Mueller Found Not ‘Sufficient’ To Charge Trump With Obstruction – Talking Points Memo. by Tierney Sneed Attorney General Bill Barr said Sunday in a letter to Congress that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had determined that there is “not sufficient” evidence in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to charge President Trump with obstruction of justice. Barr […]

Obama donors prepare to power Biden’s campaign – POLITICO

Obama donors prepare to power Biden’s campaign – POLITICO. The former vice president is counting on major Obama donors to help him keep pace with online fundraising dynamos early in 2020 campaign. Top donors who helped power President Barack Obama’s campaigns are getting ready to boost Joe Biden for 2020. The former vice president, whose fundraising lagged during his previous […]

Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross defend Michael Jackson – Vox

Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross defend Michael Jackson – Vox. Mega-stars Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross defended Michael Jackson this weekend against two men who claim the pop star sexually assaulted them as boys, events they describe in stark detail in a new HBO documentary Leaving Neverland. Streisand says she “absolutely” believes the men featured in the HBO documentary, but […]

Nancy Pelosi Vows To Reject Classified Briefing On Mueller Report | HuffPost

Nancy Pelosi Vows To Reject Classified Briefing On Mueller Report | HuffPost. Democrats in Congress are gearing up for a fight to ensure that special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings are made public, calling for the release of the full report. On Friday, Mueller submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr, who now has to determine what to do with […]

Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?

Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?. I wish I could say that the worst thing about John Hickenlooper’s CNN town hall on Wednesday night was the part where he talked about watching Deep Throat with his mom. The former governor of Colorado, who is one of roughly 173 declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, explained that the porno-with-mom thing […]

Ingraham Calls Media Matters Researchers ‘Journo-Terrorists’ – Talking Points Memo

Ingraham Calls Media Matters Researchers ‘Journo-Terrorists’ – Talking Points Memo. by Kate Riga Fox News host Laura Ingraham called Media Matters researchers “journo-terrorists” Thursday night, saying that they are out to “intimidate conservatives” and “keep them from ever entering the public sphere.” Ingraham calls Media Matters researchers “journo-terrorists” pic.twitter.com/AX4nVBDeHT — TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) March 22, 2019 Media Matters is a […]

Trump surprises by revoking North Korea sanctions immediately after Treasury imposes them | Fox News

Trump surprises by revoking North Korea sanctions immediately after Treasury imposes them | Fox News. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says ‘President Trump likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary’; Gillian Turner reports from the State Department. President Trump abruptly announced Friday that he was withdrawing sanctions on North Korea, immediately after his own […]

Mueller won’t recommend further Russia probe indictments – POLITICO

Mueller won't recommend further Russia probe indictments – POLITICO. Special counsel Robert Mueller will not be recommending any further indictments in his Russia investigation, a senior Justice Department official said on Friday. The revelation answered one of the major questions that remained about Mueller’s probe into Russian election meddling, which has already indicted 34 people, including several individuals in President […]

Trevor Noah on conservative excuses against reparations (VIDEO).

Trevor Noah on conservative excuses against reparations (VIDEO).. Reparations have become a hot-button topic in the 2020 election, as more than a few of the growing legion of Democratic candidates pledge to address persistent racial inequities with some form of accounting—including possible compensation for descendants of slaves. Once deemed radical, the idea of reparations has been gaining political momentum on […]

Amazon worker fired: Warehouse employee is out after trying to unionize – Vox

Amazon worker fired: Warehouse employee is out after trying to unionize – Vox. An Amazon employee who was leading efforts to unionize workers in Staten Island is taking legal action against the company for firing him last month. Rashad Long, who worked the overnight shift at Amazon’s new warehouse in New York City, was fired last month by one of […]

We Already Know There Was Collusion – Mother Jones

We Already Know There Was Collusion – Mother Jones. As rumors swirl that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is wrapping up his Trump-Russia investigation, Americans across the political spectrum are anxiously awaiting whatever report he may file with the Justice Department. Several Trump aides have already been convicted or pleaded guilty in connection with the probe; dozens of other people have […]

Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?

Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?. by Matthew Walther · March 22, 2019 Illustrated | AP Photo/David Zalubowski, AP Photo/Charles Krupa, merc67/iStock, Wikimedia Commons I wish I could say that the worst thing about John Hickenlooper’s CNN town hall on Wednesday night was the part where he talked about watching Deep Throat with his mom. The former governor of Colorado, […]

Mueller Not Recommending Any Further Indictments, Reports Say – Talking Points Memo

Mueller Not Recommending Any Further Indictments, Reports Say – Talking Points Memo. by Josh Kovensky Special counsel Robert Mueller is not recommending any further indictments in his investigation, reports say. Multiple news outlets reported on Friday that an unnamed senior Justice Department official said that the special counsel’s office had concluded its investigation without recommending any more indictments in the […]

Is This What Could Doom Elizabeth Warren? – POLITICO Magazine

Is This What Could Doom Elizabeth Warren? – POLITICO Magazine. Some old Washington wisdom still holds: It’s really hard for senators to become president. Jeff Greenfield is a five-time Emmy-winning network television analyst and author. Elizabeth Warren “is facing tough questions about fundraising and electability,” or so says The Associated Press. She is languishing in fifth place in a spate […]

Anti-Semitism is creeping into the Democratic Party

Anti-Semitism is creeping into the Democratic Party. The election of Ilhan Omar to Congress last fall represented a breakthrough for Muslim women. It seemed to prove that the American Dream, as Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned it, was still alive. Elected to the House of Representatives in a safe Democratic district in Minnesota, the 37-year-old Ms. Omar came to the […]

Biden’s Desperate Gambit – Talking Points Memo

Biden’s Desperate Gambit – Talking Points Memo. by Jeet Heer The New York Times, among others, is reporting that Joe Biden and his advisors are trying to come up with ways to address voter concerns about his age if he enters the Democratic presidential primaries: “Mr. Biden and his top advisers are considering nodding to the rising next generation in […]

Inside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Unlikely Rise | Time

Inside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Unlikely Rise | Time. by charlotte.alter@time.com Every 10 minutes or so, someone knocks on the big wooden door of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office on Capitol Hill. The noise makes staffers stiffen. It’s almost always a harmless fan, one of dozens who arrive each day, leaving neon-colored Post-it notes as devotional offerings. But in her first three months […]

John Hickenlooper CNN town hall: question on women vice presidential candidates – Vox

John Hickenlooper CNN town hall: question on women vice presidential candidates – Vox. John Hickenlooper, a former Colorado governor and one of several men running for the Democratic presidential nomination, tried to flip a question that’s been posed to a handful of male candidates — to limited success. Hickenlooper, during a CNN town hall on Wednesday, was asked whether he […]

2020 Dems Keep Their Distance From Pro-Israel AIPAC Conference | HuffPost

2020 Dems Keep Their Distance From Pro-Israel AIPAC Conference | HuffPost. Leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidates said Thursday that they wouldn’t be involved in a major pro-Israel conference over the weekend — a victory for progressive activists and a fresh sign of the party’s frustration with the U.S. ally’s hard-right drift. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) “has no plans to attend […]

Facebook Left Hundreds of Millions of Passwords Exposed to Its Employees – Mother Jones

Facebook Left Hundreds of Millions of Passwords Exposed to Its Employees – Mother Jones. Facebook stored hundreds of millions of its users’ passwords in a “readable format” according to the company, leaving them exposed to employees with access to the internal files. Hundreds of millions of Facebook and Instagram passwords are involved in the breach. The company disclosed the incident […]

How Pelosi lost her impeachment groove

How Pelosi lost her impeachment groove. What happened to the impeachment efforts against President Trump? Did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suddenly get cold feet? Or does she perhaps just have better political antennae than many of those in her caucus? The answer might tell us something about the 2020 election cycle. The idea of impeaching Trump has played a […]

Trump: U.S. Should ‘Fully Recognize Israel’s Sovereignty’ Over Golan Heights – Talking Points Memo

Trump: U.S. Should ‘Fully Recognize Israel’s Sovereignty’ Over Golan Heights – Talking Points Memo. by Cameron Joseph President Trump declared that the United States should recognize Israel’s sovereignty of the disputed territory in the Golan Heights, breaking with a half-century of U.S. policy over the region. Israel took the territory from Syria in a 1967 Six Day War. Ever since […]

Cambridge’s shameful decision to rescind Jordan Peterson’s visiting fellowship | Spectator USA

Cambridge's shameful decision to rescind Jordan Peterson’s visiting fellowship | Spectator USA. by Toby Young · March 21, 2019 According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s ‘Freedom of Expression’ guide for higher education providers and students’ unions in England and Wales, no speaker has a right to be invited to speak to students on a provider’s premises, but once […]

‘Complete And Total EXONERATION’ — President Trump Takes A Victory Lap After Mueller Report Release | The Daily Caller

‘Complete And Total EXONERATION’ — President Trump Takes A Victory Lap After Mueller Report Release | The Daily Caller. President Donald Trump celebrated the end of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and the release of Attorney General William Barr’s letter to Congress summarizing its results with a Sunday afternoon tweet. “No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION,” Trump tweeted. […]

Google Downplays Searches for News of No New Indictments in Mueller Probe

Google Downplays Searches for News of No New Indictments in Mueller Probe. Google search is hiding auto-completed text related to the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. Mueller’s investigation has finished with no further indictments, the culmination of a story that has dominated the news for the better part of two years. But the […]

Attorney General’s Letter: Unambiguously Good News for America | National Review

Attorney General's Letter: Unambiguously Good News for America | National Review. Today, Attorney General William Barr released his summary of the “principal conclusions reached by the Special Counsel and the results of his investigation.” The document is light on details, but it contains a key quote from the Special Counsel’s report itself. Here it is, in full: [T]he investigation did […]

Biggest Mueller Report Takeaway: Don’t Trust Democrats

Biggest Mueller Report Takeaway: Don’t Trust Democrats. An Embarrassed Establishment, Deliberately Dishonest Democrats, Counterfeit Cable News: A President’s Quiet Vindication. After nearly two years of questions, breathless media reports, and seemingly endless investigations, the primary findings of the Special Counsel’s report have finally been released, and the result couldn’t be worse for Democrats: The Trump campaign did not collude with […]

GM’s big spending on US factories won’t distract UAW from idled plants

GM's big spending on US factories won't distract UAW from idled plants. by James Langford · March 25, 2019 The United Automobile Workers gave a thumbs-up Friday to General Motors’ plans to build its latest electric vehicle at a Michigan plant, but the union isn’t relenting in its campaign to bring back work at factories the carmaker idled elsewhere. Neither […]

Trump team turns tables after Mueller report, calls for investigation into probe’s origin | Fox News

Trump team turns tables after Mueller report, calls for investigation into probe's origin | Fox News. Rudy Giuliani calls for a full and complete investigation into where collusion claims originated Attorney General William Barr says special counsel Robert Mueller did not find that the Trump campaign or its associates ‘conspired or coordinated’ with Russia in its efforts to influence the […]

Mueller investigation finds no Trump campaign conspiracy with Russia - Axios

Mueller investigation finds no Trump campaign conspiracy with Russia - Axios. After taking the weekend to pore over the Mueller report, Attorney General William Barr has sent Congress his summary of the “principal conclusions” from the special counsel’s 675-day investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. The bottom line: “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign […]

Green Insanity Is Flooding Towns and Destroying Lives

Green Insanity Is Flooding Towns and Destroying Lives. by Joe Herring · March 24, 2019 Having written extensively in these pages (read here, here, and here) on the catastrophic flooding of the Missouri River basin in 2011, I believe that the occasion of this present flood disaster plaguing Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota has given rise to many questions. Foremost, […]

The Public Reckoning Over Russiagate Will Not Be Televised

The Public Reckoning Over Russiagate Will Not Be Televised. by Jason Beale · March 24, 2019 The opening scene of the Big Reveal of Robert Mueller’s special counsel report went pretty much according to type: Conservatives “pounced,” the left “pushed back,” and the media turned to each other for comfort and reassurance that everything was going to be alright. Amidst […]

Mueller delivers a win for Trump — Five Takeaways | TheHill

Mueller delivers a win for Trump — Five Takeaways | TheHill. by Niall Stanage · March 24, 2019 There was relief for the White House and frustration for President Trump’s foes on Sunday when a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings was released by Attorney General William Barr. The 22-month probe is over. Here are the main takeaways. A […]

Canoeists claim victory on access to Potomac River near Trump’s golf club

Canoeists claim victory on access to Potomac River near Trump’s golf club. A group of area canoeists is claiming victory after the Coast Guard announced new regulations that will make it easier for paddlers to float down the Potomac River while President Donald Trump is at his Northern Virginia golf club. “The paddling community has a voice and we effectively […]

Was there another reason John Roberts saved Obamacare? – WND

Was there another reason John Roberts saved Obamacare? – WND. A new book on U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts suggests his vote saving Obamacare was motivated by something other than a desire to interpret the law correctly. The chief justice angered conservatives by siding with liberals on the court, arguing the health-care law’s financial penalty compelling citizens to […]

San Antonio Excludes Chick-Fil-A from Its Airport for Seven Years

San Antonio Excludes Chick-Fil-A from Its Airport for Seven Years. By now you’ve heard the news: San Antonio, Texas, has banned Chick-fil-A from San Antonio International Airport. The ban, passed by the city council in the form of a vendor contract, is based on a hit piece by the left-wing Think Progress. This the latest attempt by some on the […]

Pence: In 2018, ICE Arrested More Than 34,000 Criminal Aliens, Removed 3,635 Gang Members

Pence: In 2018, ICE Arrested More Than 34,000 Criminal Aliens, Removed 3,635 Gang Members. Vice President Mike Pence visited an ICE field office in Atlanta on Thursday and praised local ICE officials for their making 2,000 criminal arrests last year and seizing 7,000 pounds of narcotics in spite of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ executive order prohibiting the city’s jail […]

What Did Obama Know and When Did He Know It? | The American Spectator

What Did Obama Know and When Did He Know It? | The American Spectator. Wow. Here is the link to the Mueller Report as provided by Attorney General William Barr. It says, among other things, this: The report explains that the Special Counsel and his staff thoroughly investigated allegations that members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, and […]

First Impressions on the Mueller Investigation – Volokh Conspiracy : Reason.com

First Impressions on the Mueller Investigation – Volokh Conspiracy : Reason.com. by Keith E. Whittington · March 24, 2019 Attorney General William Barr has now released his letter to Congress summarizing the contents of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Most of the report should be released publicly in due time, but presumably Barr has accurately sketched out its main features. […]

Democrats Won’t Say If They’ll Return Donations From Accused Sexual Harasser | The Daily Caller

Democrats Won’t Say If They’ll Return Donations From Accused Sexual Harasser | The Daily Caller. Jess Ravich, a senior employee at major investment firm TCW Group, resigned from his position on TCW’s board after his “unprofessional communications” with a subordinate were uncovered. Ravich has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democrats, including $10,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee […]

Omar Holding Secret Fundraisers with Islamic Groups Tied to Terror

Omar Holding Secret Fundraisers with Islamic Groups Tied to Terror. Democratic freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) has been holding a series of secret fundraisers with groups that have been tied to the support of terrorism, appearances that have been closed to the press and hidden from public view. The content of these speeches, given to predominately Muslim audiences, remains […]

Trump-Russia Investigation: We Need Full Disclosure of Documents, Testimony | National Review

Trump-Russia Investigation: We Need Full Disclosure of Documents, Testimony | National Review. The news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has closed his investigation without recommending criminal charges against President Trump is a relief. It is not a surprise. Nor is it a surprise that the news has Trump antagonists clamoring for full disclosure of the special counsel’s final report. Mind […]

Biden Will Be A Bust

Biden Will Be A Bust. It looks like another heavyweight Democratic presidential contender is on the verge of entering the race. Former Vice President Joe Biden is moving closer to making an official announcement that he will be a candidate in 2020. If he runs, Biden will start at the top of the polls. The latest Emerson national poll has […]

What the key players surrounding Mueller’s report are doing

What the key players surrounding Mueller's report are doing. by Melissa Quinn · March 23, 2019 Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election is finally complete, and now the country waits with bated breath to learn of Mueller’s findings. But it could be some time before Americans eager to learn the fruits of the special […]

Rep. Ilhan Omar faces hundreds of protesters outside CAIR fundraiser in California | Fox News

Rep. Ilhan Omar faces hundreds of protesters outside CAIR fundraiser in California | Fox News. U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar faced hundreds of protesters Saturday outside a Southern California fundraising event for the local chapter of a major advocacy group representing Muslim-Americans. “Burn the Quran!,” “Ilhan Omar, go to hell!” and “Shame on you, terrorists!” were among some of the messages […]

Flashback: Dems, Media Predict Mueller Probe Results in Impeachment, Prison :: Grabien News

Flashback: Dems, Media Predict Mueller Probe Results in Impeachment, Prison :: Grabien News. by Tom Elliott Over the last two years talking heads in the major media developed high hopes that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe would crescendo with dramatic flare. Viewers likely started to imagine that the only possible outcome would be the Trump family being frog-walked out of […]

The AIPAC Boycott and Obama

The AIPAC Boycott and Obama. by Pamela Geller · March 23, 2019 NBC News reported Thursday that “several Democratic presidential candidates will skip the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s policy conference this year after a prominent progressive group called on them to boycott the event.” This has been a rapid descent. In 2017, Kamala Harris said it was “an honor” […]

Without The Electoral College, The United States Is No Longer A Republic

Without The Electoral College, The United States Is No Longer A Republic. by Sumantra Maitra · March 22, 2019 During the dying days of the Roman Republic, with effete senators stabbing each other in the back when they were not busy in orgies, Julius Caesar followed the exact trajectory of a Leviathan—what Thomas Hobbes described beautifully hundreds of years later. […]

Showdown looms over Mueller report | TheHill

Showdown looms over Mueller report | TheHill. A showdown over the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report appeared inevitable Saturday as Democrats plotted their strategy and GOP allies of President Trump declared victory over the lack of new indictments. Attorney General William Barr, the figure now at the center of the fight over Mueller’s findings, has said he […]

Lindsey Graham’s embrace of Trump working with home state GOP voters, new poll finds

Lindsey Graham’s embrace of Trump working with home state GOP voters, new poll finds. by Griffin Connolly · March 21, 2019 Sen. Lindsey Graham’s embrace of President Donald Trump appears to be paying political dividends, a new poll found. The South Carolina Republican’s approval rating among Republicans and those who lean Republican in his state stands at 74 percent, according […]

Reporter: Feds were informed Omar married her brother – WND

Reporter: Feds were informed Omar married her brother – WND. U.S. and British officials have been informed that the man to whom Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was married for eight years is her brother, according to a reporter who has investigated the claim. David Steinberg of PJ Media told Glenn Beck in a radio interview that, based on information he […]

Rachel Maddow Appears to Hold Back Tears Reporting on Mueller Probe Ending

Rachel Maddow Appears to Hold Back Tears Reporting on Mueller Probe Ending. As Democrats tried to recover from Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 elections, they created this fantasy that Trump didn’t win legitimately, that Russia manipulated votes and stole the election for Trump, who, of course, was (and still is) a puppet of Vladimir Putin. Such claims are serious—no […]

America Needs a New Game Plan for Venezuela | The National Interest

America Needs a New Game Plan for Venezuela | The National Interest. by Marcela Escobari · March 21, 2019 The world needs a strategy for an escalating crisis in Venezuela. The long-term recovery of the country depends on a government transition, to be sure, but ways to mitigate the humanitarian suffering will increasingly be required in the meantime. The worsening […]