Buttigieg’s top fundraisers include McKinsey partner, Wall Street execs – POLITICO

Buttigieg’s top fundraisers include McKinsey partner, Wall Street execs – POLITICO. Pete Buttigieg’s campaign released a list of his biggest financial supporters Friday night, after facing pressure earlier this week from Elizabeth Warren and Democratic activists. Buttigieg, who has shot from little-known, small-town mayor to become one of the most prolific fundraisers in the Democratic presidential primary, named a list […]

Amid impeachment, Trump and Giuliani still coordinate on Ukrainian anti-Biden dirt – Vox

Amid impeachment, Trump and Giuliani still coordinate on Ukrainian anti-Biden dirt – Vox. President Donald Trump’s entire impeachment mess began over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s family and Democrats with the help of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. But even as an impeachment vote in the House Judiciary Committee loomed, both men continued […]

With This Impeachment, Trump Is Getting Off Easy – Mother Jones

With This Impeachment, Trump Is Getting Off Easy – Mother Jones. Donald Trump got off easy. On Friday morning, the House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against the 45th president of the United States. In the historic move, Trump was cited for abusing his office and obstructing Congress’ investigation of that abuse. The abuse was a narrow matter: […]

Democrats made impeachment a snoozer. Big mistake.

Democrats made impeachment a snoozer. Big mistake.. The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Friday to approve articles of impeachment against President Trump. It’s an important step in holding him accountable for attempting to blackmail Ukraine into smearing his top political opponent. Yet it can’t be denied that the proceedings have been extremely dull. (Frankly, even I struggle to […]

Elizabeth Warren’s New Hampshire comeback speech.

Elizabeth Warren's New Hampshire comeback speech.. On Thursday, Elizabeth Warren gave the kind of speech that becomes a Big Speech by self-definition because campaign operatives tease it as one and because it includes new “jabs” at rival candidates that are guaranteed to catch the attention of draaaaaaama!!!-oriented idiots such as myself. The Warren campaign’s need for such a narrative-resetting event […]

Will Impeachment Help Trump? And Other Dumb Questions | Talking Points Memo

Will Impeachment Help Trump? And Other Dumb Questions | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Marshall · December 13, 2019 Let me preface this by saying that politics is unpredictable. I don’t know what will happen in next year’s election and I don’t know for a certainty what the political impact of President Trump’s impeachment will be. What I do know […]

Warren vs. Buttigieg feud creates an opening for Biden in Iowa – POLITICO

Warren vs. Buttigieg feud creates an opening for Biden in Iowa – POLITICO. As Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg do battle ahead of the Iowa caucus, Joe Biden’s campaign is relishing the show. It’s a familiar scenario to longtime Iowa watchers: two leading rivals going at it, creating an opening for a come-from-behind win in Iowa by the establishment candidate. […]

U.K. General Election: Boris Johnson Secures Blowout Election Win

U.K. General Election: Boris Johnson Secures Blowout Election Win. Boris Johnson has been re-elected as British prime minister in a landslide victory that wiped out Labour strongholds across the country. An exit poll commissioned by the country’s main broadcasters predicted that the Conservatives would take as many as 368 seats, giving Johnson a majority in the House of Commons of […]

The House just passed an ambitious bill to lower prescription drug prices – Vox

The House just passed an ambitious bill to lower prescription drug prices – Vox. House Democrats just passed an ambitious bill to lower prescription drug prices after resolving internal conflicts that threatened to sink the legislation as recently as this week. The Senate is expected to give the bill the same treatment it’s given hundreds of others: it won’t take […]

Elizabeth Warren Slams Moderate Rivals, Defends Progressive Vision | HuffPost

Elizabeth Warren Slams Moderate Rivals, Defends Progressive Vision | HuffPost. by Will Weissert and Hunter Woodall · December 12, 2019 MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren lashed out Thursday at her moderate Democratic rivals seeking the White House, accusing them of naively accepting Republican calls for unity rather than standing up to the rich while too quickly bending to the […]

No Escape: What Trump’s Border War Looks Like From a Guatemalan Village – Mother Jones

No Escape: What Trump’s Border War Looks Like From a Guatemalan Village – Mother Jones. by Abigail Weinberg César López remembers the exodus that began last October. His older brother and 11-year-old niece were the first to leave for Tennessee. Two younger brothers followed, along with all three brothers’ wives and five more children. The dozen of them shared one […]

What has ‘Trump the disrupter’ actually disrupted?

What has 'Trump the disrupter' actually disrupted?. For about 15 minutes a few years ago, being an “Uber Republican” was kind of a thing. Some GOPers hoped that by associating themselves with the Silicon Valley unicorn that was disrupting the taxicab industry, they could freshly rebrand themselves as a techy, millennial-oriented party. Uber Republicans claimed to love dynamic markets, embraced […]

Wallace Blasts Trump For Media Attacks | Talking Points Memo

Wallace Blasts Trump For Media Attacks | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · December 12, 2019 Fox News host Chris Wallace didn’t mince words while blasting President Trump for his attacks against the press. According to a Guardian report Wednesday night, the Fox News host delivered a scathing critique of the President’s treatment of the press during a farewell […]

Warren unleashes on Biden and Buttigieg as campaign gets real – POLITICO

Warren unleashes on Biden and Buttigieg as campaign gets real – POLITICO. Elizabeth Warren went after Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg in some of the most pointed language of her campaign Thursday, accusing them in a speech of catering to ultra-wealthy donors and being “naive” about about what it will take to achieve real progressive change. “Unlike some candidates for […]

Pete Buttigieg’s exclusive fundraiser crashed by progressive protesters – Vox

Pete Buttigieg’s exclusive fundraiser crashed by progressive protesters – Vox. At one of Pete Buttigieg’s first high-dollar fundraisers since he agreed to open them up to the press, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor and his donors were greeted by more than just a new level of media scrutiny: A local progressive group also protested outside. New York Communities for Change […]

Greta Thunberg Fires Donald Trump’s ‘Anger Management’ Insult Right Back At Him | HuffPost

Greta Thunberg Fires Donald Trump's 'Anger Management' Insult Right Back At Him | HuffPost. Greta Thunberg has once again mocked President Donald Trump with his own insulting words about her. Trump on Thursday used Twitter to criticize the 16-year-old after Time magazine named her over him as Person of the Year. “So ridiculous,” wrote the president, who has repeatedly called […]

The USMCA will be insignificant to Trump in 2020

The USMCA will be insignificant to Trump in 2020. House Democrats reached a deal with President Trump earlier this week to pass a revised version of the North American Free Trade agreement. Centrist Democrats and House leadership under Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) were convinced they needed to “show that we can do something,” as Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) put it. […]

Democrats are right to keep the impeachment case small.

Democrats are right to keep the impeachment case small.. Following the announcement of the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning, progressives raced to formalize their positions in the monthslong battle over whether it was best to go broad or narrow in laying out the case against Donald Trump. Richard Hasen makes the case for the […]

Gaetz’s Focus On Hunter Biden Drug Use Earns Warning About ‘Pot Calling Kettle Black’ | Talking Points Memo

Gaetz’s Focus On Hunter Biden Drug Use Earns Warning About ‘Pot Calling Kettle Black’ | Talking Points Memo. by Tierney Sneed · December 12, 2019 Silence befell the contentious House Judiciary Committee impeachment article mark-up Thursday when Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA ) subtly called out Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) for hypocrisy, after Gaetz went on an extended rant about Hunter […]

Dems fret trade deal helps Trump reelection – POLITICO

Dems fret trade deal helps Trump reelection – POLITICO. Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s landmark trade deal with President Donald Trump gives vulnerable House Democrats a crucial legislative victory amid GOP accusations that they’re obsessed with impeachment. Yet some Democrats are fretting the agreement comes at an unacceptable cost: Boosting Trump’s reelection, potentially in a major way. The president is already boasting […]

Arrests of migrants at the US-Mexico border dropped again in November – Vox

Arrests of migrants at the US-Mexico border dropped again in November – Vox. The Trump administration has set out to prevent migrants from setting foot on US soil, and it’s working: The number of migrants arriving at the southern border fell again in November, marking a more than 70 percent decline since the peak in May. US Customs and Border […]

Pete Buttigieg Releases Names Of His McKinsey Clients | HuffPost

Pete Buttigieg Releases Names Of His McKinsey Clients | HuffPost. Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg has released the names of the clients he worked with during his time at the controversial consulting firm McKinsey & Co. The disclosure comes a day after McKinsey said it was releasing Buttigieg from a confidentiality agreement that the South Bend, Indiana, mayor had previously […]

The GOP’s partisanship trap

The GOP's partisanship trap. Democratic voters love bipartisanship. GOP voters do not. Republicans have learned to weaponize that asymmetry over the years. And sure enough, they’re relying on it now to defend President Trump from impeachment. Of course, Republicans want to appear as though they abhor partisan bickering and value compromise. We see this on display now, as Republicans argue […]

Democrats miss an opportunity to impeach Trump for obstruction of justice.

Democrats miss an opportunity to impeach Trump for obstruction of justice.. House Democrats are taking an extremely narrow approach to impeaching President Donald Trump, and, as a result, the most dramatic political challenge to executive misconduct that the Constitution envisions—a confrontation that has occurred only three other times in our history—has the whiff of half-heartedness. By all measures, Trump’s presidency […]

Dems Settle On 2 Articles Of Impeachment: All Ukraine, No Mueller | Talking Points Memo

Dems Settle On 2 Articles Of Impeachment: All Ukraine, No Mueller | Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham · December 10, 2019 House Democrats on Tuesday announced just two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over his Ukraine pressure campaign. The articles did not appear to impeach the President […]

Buttigieg and Warren come clean in tangle over transparency – POLITICO

Buttigieg and Warren come clean in tangle over transparency – POLITICO. McKinsey and Co. will allow Pete Buttigieg to disclose the clients he served at the management consulting firm a decade ago, the latest development in a weeklong battle over transparency as Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren scrap for position in the Democratic presidential primary. Buttigieg has faced weeks of criticism […]

Elizabeth Warren’s legal work and the controversy around it, explained – Vox

Elizabeth Warren’s legal work and the controversy around it, explained – Vox. Sen. Bernie Sanders sold a lot of books and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got an expensive haircut and now Sen. Elizabeth Warren was compensated for her legal services. All of these matters have generated a lot of chatter and media coverage in recent months, because progressive politicians apparently are […]

House Democrats Expected To Unveil Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump | HuffPost

House Democrats Expected To Unveil Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump | HuffPost. House Democrats are expected to unveil two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump early Tuesday morning ― one focused on abuse of power and another related to obstruction of Congress ― multiple media outlets reported late Monday. “There will be some announcements tomorrow morning,” House Foreign Affairs […]

Turkey, Russia ‘Very Close’ to Second Missile Defense Deal

Turkey, Russia 'Very Close' to Second Missile Defense Deal. ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey could finalize terms for delivery of a second consignment of S-400 advanced missile defenses from Russia by April when the first batch will be ready to operate, Ankara’s defense industry chief said on Friday. Turkey has already agreed to buy two consignments of S-400s, triggering a crisis […]

White House officials set limits on who can listen to Trump phone calls

White House officials set limits on who can listen to Trump phone calls. by Ellie Bufkin · December 14, 2019 The White House has limited the number of people allowed to listen to calls between President Trump and foreign heads of state, according to CNN. “Nobody is allowed on the calls,” a source told CNN. “The barn door officially closed […]

People Magazine Excludes Trump From Year-End Issue

People Magazine Excludes Trump From Year-End Issue. If you have recently visited a grocery store, you are likely to have seen People magazine’s latest issue: “2019 The Year in Pictures, Tributes, Babies & More!” According to People’s “media kit” for potential advertisers, the “special double issue” will be viewed by 37.9 million Americans — more than 10% of the 329 […]

The New Far-Left Curriculum Transforming Our Public Schools – American Thinker

The New Far-Left Curriculum Transforming Our Public Schools – American Thinker. “Deep Equity,” developed by the Corwin company, is quickly becoming the new standard curriculum being taught in our public schools. If you’ve never heard of it, you soon will. It’s in San Tan Valley in Arizona; Chicago, Illinois; Louisville, Kentucky; the entire Cleveland Ohio public school district; charter schools […]

4 Ways To Help Your Kids Fight Assimilation Into Cultural Leftism

4 Ways To Help Your Kids Fight Assimilation Into Cultural Leftism. by Katy Faust · December 13, 2019 “You don’t agree with me that gay marriage should be legal?” All eyes around the lunch table were suddenly trained on my sixth-grade daughter. “But that means you hate gay people!” Morgan exclaimed. “No it doesn’t,” Faust daughter replied. “My grandma is […]

Supreme Court takes up fight over Trump financial records | TheHill

Supreme Court takes up fight over Trump financial records | TheHill. by John Kruzel · December 13, 2019 The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear appeals from President Trump in three cases involving efforts to gain access to his financial records, setting up a landmark separation of powers showdown. The justices will hear arguments in March in cases that […]

Trump appears to back short Senate impeachment trial

Trump appears to back short Senate impeachment trial. by John T. Bennett · December 13, 2019 On the day the House Judiciary Committee approved impeachment articles against him, President Donald Trump claimed it is strengthening him politically. And with those articles headed to the House floor next week he appears warming to a quick election-year Senate trial. In brief but […]

IG report shows Obama knew about spying on Trump – WND

IG report shows Obama knew about spying on Trump – WND. “What did the president know, and when did he know it?” was the key question in the impeachment investigation of President Richard Nixon. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded in his report on FISA abuse that President Obama didn’t know anything about the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. Advertisement – […]

McConnell Coordinating With WH Counsel on How to Handle Impeachment | CNSNews

McConnell Coordinating With WH Counsel on How to Handle Impeachment | CNSNews. The Democrats have wanted to impeach President Donald Trump for three years, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Fox News’s Sean Hannity Thursday night. And if the House ends up approving the two articles of impeachment floated by the House Judiciary Committee — abuse of power and […]

Trump Defenders Seek Senate Testimony From Hunter Biden, Adam Schiff

Trump Defenders Seek Senate Testimony From Hunter Biden, Adam Schiff. by Fred Lucas · December 13, 2019 House Republicans sought earlier this week to get a minority hearing to call their own witnesses, as was done in previous impeachment inquiries. House Democrats, in the majority, rejected the proposal. That’s among the reasons many in the GOP were disappointed when Senate […]

Michael Horowitz Inspector General Report Exposes Justice Department Misdeeds and Deception | National Review

Michael Horowitz Inspector General Report Exposes Justice Department Misdeeds and Deception | National Review. Democrats are trying to spin the Horowitz report as an exoneration, when in fact it is anything but. It is hard to believe that the run-up to the presidential-election year has plumbed such a depth of farcical degradation. It must be that Trump’s influence has contributed […]

U.S. Pursues Mystery Buyer of Contested Iranian Nuclear Materials

U.S. Pursues Mystery Buyer of Contested Iranian Nuclear Materials. by Adam Kredo · December 12, 2019 The Trump administration is considering sanctions on an unidentified international purchaser of Iranian nuclear materials to prevent Tehran from exporting materials that could power an atomic weapon, administration officials tell the Washington Free Beacon. Iran has moved in recent months to increase its stockpile […]

Impeachment has blown up in the faces of Democrats, and it’s their own fault

Impeachment has blown up in the faces of Democrats, and it's their own fault. by Eddie Scarry · December 12, 2019 Rick Wilson, the anti-Trump political consultant most famous for his 2016 meltdown, believes Democrats have really screwed up their freak show of an impeachment. He’s right about that, but not for the reasons he gives. Wilson wrote this week […]

The (Sometimes) Bizarre Democratic Nomination Race

The (Sometimes) Bizarre Democratic Nomination Race. Some recent news stories verge on the bizarre — the House Democrats’ futile fuss over impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s acceptance of President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade treaty. But they’re not as bizarre, or possibly as consequential, as unanticipated developments in the Democrats’ presidential nomination contest. Consider the role of money, which Democrats are always […]

Republicans erupt as Nadler suddenly postpones impeachment vote near midnight | Fox News

Republicans erupt as Nadler suddenly postpones impeachment vote near midnight | Fox News. House Judiciary Committee Democrats were set to hold a key vote to adopt the two articles of impeachment against President Trump, following an ongoing all-day marathon hearing in which seemingly no topic — from Hunter Biden’s drug use to a Republican congressman’s past drunken-driving arrest — was […]

The Truth about the Horowitz Report – American Thinker

The Truth about the Horowitz Report – American Thinker. The long-anticipated Inspector General Report, aka the Horowitz Report, was finally released on December 9th. After two years of investigation, the report was probably a disappointment to some, a thrill to others, and misunderstood by most. The liberal media immediately latched on to the report and claimed that it validated their […]

Left Attacks Trump For Executive Order On Combatting Antisemitism

Left Attacks Trump For Executive Order On Combatting Antisemitism. by Erielle Davidson · December 12, 2019 Just one day after two Black Hebrew Israelites targeted a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, killing one police officer and three private citizens, President Trump signed an executive order designed to address growing antisemitism on college campuses. The Order permits the federal government to […]

McConnell says he’ll be in ‘total coordination’ with White House on impeachment trial strategy | TheHill

McConnell says he'll be in 'total coordination' with White House on impeachment trial strategy | TheHill. by Jordain Carney · December 12, 2019 Mitch McConnell: Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with White House Counsel. There will be no difference between the President’s position and our position as to how to handle this pic.twitter.com/baFaTKWvUl — Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) December […]

Ivanka gets President Trump to make the pitch for paid leave

Ivanka gets President Trump to make the pitch for paid leave. by Clyde McGrady · December 12, 2019 “I had a very busy time and a very busy day, and my daughter said, ‘You will be here,’ so that was the end of that busy day,” President Donald Trump told a White House audience Thursday morning during a discussion on […]

100 scientific papers: CO2 has minuscule effect on climate – WND

100 scientific papers: CO2 has minuscule effect on climate – WND. Within the past few years, more than 50 papers have been added to a compilation of scientific studies that refute the primary claim of climate-change activists that CO2 causes global warming. The papers compiled by the NoTricksZone website, now numbering 106, find that CO2 has a minuscule effect on […]

Jerry Nadler: ‘We Cannot Rely on an Election’ to Get Rid of Trump | News and Politics

Jerry Nadler: 'We Cannot Rely on an Election' to Get Rid of Trump | News and Politics. by Matt Margolis · December 12, 2019 Republicans have been saying repeatedly that Democrats are using impeachment because they can’t beat Trump in 2020. When House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler delivered his opening statement at the hearing on Articles of Impeachment, he […]

The Changing State of Israel’s Peace Plans | The National Interest

The Changing State of Israel's Peace Plans | The National Interest. by Glen Segell · December 12, 2019 Achieving peace is harder than waging war because it requires others to consent whereas war can be a unilateral act. Recently, Israel assassinated the Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza, Bahaa Abu al-Ata. It marks a change in strategy. In the past Israel […]

What’s Really at Stake in the Chick-Fil-A Controversy

What's Really at Stake in the Chick-Fil-A Controversy. by Emilie Kao · December 12, 2019 The angry backlash against their belief that marriage is between a man and a woman started on social media. Soon activists called for a boycott. Then officials banned them from selling in a key market. Faced with mounting social, economic, and legal attacks on their […]

Here’s What’s Wrong with Time Declaring Greta Thunberg Person of the Year – Reason.com

Here’s What’s Wrong with Time Declaring Greta Thunberg Person of the Year – Reason.com. The secular canonization of Greta Thunberg is complete: Time magazine has named her the 2019 Person of the Year, passing over candidates like the Hong Kong protesters or the Trump administration whistleblowers. The designation is fairly arbitrary—how does one exactly quantify influence?—and shouldn’t be taken too […]

Donald Trump Impeachment Articles: Trivial & Overblown | National Review

Donald Trump Impeachment Articles: Trivial & Overblown | National Review. Democrats rolled out two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday, alleging abuse of power and obstruction. As noted over the weekend, I had to correct myself when writing that the impeachment inquiry that led to this point was a “rush to judgment.” The judgment was made long ago. […]