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What FDR Understood About Socialism That Today’s Democrats Don’t – POLITICO Magazine

What FDR Understood About Socialism That Today’s Democrats Don’t – POLITICO Magazine. He ruled at the height of government activism, but saw ideology as something to fear, not embrace. Peter Canellos is editor-at-large of Politico. President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in characteristic style: beaming, from the back seat of […]

Trump’s support for Israel banning Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is a ploy – Vox

Trump’s support for Israel banning Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is a ploy – Vox. Wednesday night, a pickup truck pulled up to a densely packed group of Jewish protestors outside an ICE detention center in Rhode Island. The driver stopped for a second and then accelerated into the protestors, sending several to the hospital — though thankfully none were […]

Beto O’Rourke Is About to Run the Campaign Pollsters Warned Against – Mother Jones

Beto O’Rourke Is About to Run the Campaign Pollsters Warned Against – Mother Jones. Former congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks at a vigil in El Paso, Texas, on August 4, the day after a mass shooting there left 22 people dead. Josh Bachman/ZUMA Three days after Beto O’Rourke launched his presidential campaign in March, he promised to […]

The game of chicken in Hong Kong

The game of chicken in Hong Kong. The key to winning a game of chicken is to convince your opponent that you’re willing to crash. Whether you project recklessness, suicidal tendencies, or confidence that you would survive a collision, you need your opponent to believe that swerving is simply not an option for you. And, if you’re bluffing, you’d better […]

Buttigieg lags behind rivals in Iowa after big national splash – POLITICO

Buttigieg lags behind rivals in Iowa after big national splash – POLITICO. The Democratic mayor is trying to catch up with rivals who have spent more time and resources organizing in Iowa this year. TIPTON, Iowa — Pete Buttigieg burst into the 2020 presidential race by building national excitement on social media and cable news shows. Now, pork chop in […]

Obama reportedly told Biden’s campaign staff not to let him ‘embarrass himself’

Obama reportedly told Biden's campaign staff not to let him 'embarrass himself'. Former President Barack Obama isn’t yet sporting a Biden 2020 hat, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t paying attention to his former vice president’s campaign. Although Obama has gone to great lengths to not endorse an individual in the 2020 Democratic primaries, he has reportedly been more involved […]

Greenland: ‘We Are Open For Business, But We’re Not For Sale’

Greenland: ‘We Are Open For Business, But We’re Not For Sale’. Greenland’s foreign minister Ane Lone Bagger tersely dismissed President Donald Trump’s reported desire to buy Greenland on Friday, saying “we are open for business, but we’re not for sale.” Greenland is an autonomous Danish territory rich in natural resources, and Trump reportedly likes the idea of adding a new […]

O’Rourke: We will ‘die in our sleep’ if we don’t confront Trump threat – POLITICO

O'Rourke: We will 'die in our sleep' if we don't confront Trump threat – POLITICO. by David Siders · August 15, 2019 Beto O’Rourke told supporters in El Paso that he will resume campaigning with a focus on communities where he said the president’s policies have been felt most acutely. | Mario Tama/Getty Images Restarting his presidential campaign in El […]

Epstein’s broken hyoid bone doesn’t tell us much.

Epstein’s broken hyoid bone doesn’t tell us much.. On Wednesday morning, the Washington Post reported that two people with knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy said that it showed his hyoid bone had broken when he reportedly died by suicide in prison on Saturday morning. The story quickly gained steam, including on Slate, because multiple experts noted that this is more […]

Trump’s support for Israel banning Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is a ploy – Vox

Trump’s support for Israel banning Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is a ploy – Vox. Wednesday night, a pickup truck pulled up to a densely packed group of Jewish protestors outside an ICE detention center in Rhode Island. The driver stopped for a second and then accelerated into the protestors, sending several to the hospital — though thankfully none were […]

Donald Trump Might Want To Buy Greenland: Report | HuffPost

Donald Trump Might Want To Buy Greenland: Report | HuffPost. President Donald Trump is reportedly interested in buying Greenland, an ice-covered island melting before the world’s eyes. That’s according to a report Thursday in The Wall Street Journal, which spoke to sources familiar with Trump’s conversations on the matter. According to them, the president has repeatedly said he’s interested in […]

National Enquirer Investigated by FBI Over Possible Saudi Influence Peddling – Mother Jones

National Enquirer Investigated by FBI Over Possible Saudi Influence Peddling – Mother Jones. by James West1 hour ago Earlier this year, federal investigators began requesting corporate documents and questioning staff at American Media Inc., the company run by Donald Trump’s longtime friend David Pecker, about a special issue of the National Enquirer it produced that lavished praise on Saudi Arabia […]

2020 Democrats’ shallow media criticism

2020 Democrats' shallow media criticism. The press is flawed, and people should say so. We in the fourth estate serve a vital role investigating the state and other institutions, and we must be subject to scrutiny in turn. By this I don’t mean the president’s “enemy of the people” slander, his ugly musings about violence against journalists, or the institutional […]

Biden jumps into damage control after upsetting Latino leaders – POLITICO

Biden jumps into damage control after upsetting Latino leaders – POLITICO. Biden echoed a conservative talking point in the last Democratic debate, saying undocumented immigrants need to “get in line.” Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is quietly playing cleanup with dozens of immigration activists and Latino leaders — weeks after upsetting them by using what they considered loaded language to describe […]

Can Joe Biden ride the Resistance to victory in the 2020 Iowa caucuses? – Vox

Can Joe Biden ride the Resistance to victory in the 2020 Iowa caucuses? – Vox. At a campaign stop in a well-kept barn, Vice President Joe Biden made a pitch last week to the type of crowd he must show he can deliver come caucus time next year: older white Americans. He walked the crowd through the darkest moments of […]

Trump Again Hypes the Clinton-Epstein Conspiracy Theory—and His Fans Are Loving It – Mother Jones

Trump Again Hypes the Clinton-Epstein Conspiracy Theory—and His Fans Are Loving It – Mother Jones. President Donald Trump emerged from vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Tuesday and immediately resumed fueling unfounded conspiracy theories connecting the Clinton family to Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier who died of an apparent suicide in a Manhattan jail cell on […]

2020 Democrats’ shallow media criticism

2020 Democrats' shallow media criticism. The press is flawed, and people should say so. We in the fourth estate serve a vital role investigating the state and other institutions, and we must be subject to scrutiny in turn. By this I don’t mean the president’s “enemy of the people” slander, his ugly musings about violence against journalists, or the institutional […]

Stalled Sanders campaign orchestrated reboot after first debate – POLITICO

Stalled Sanders campaign orchestrated reboot after first debate – POLITICO. The senator is betting that a renewed focus on his signature proposal — ‘Medicare for All’ — is the key to jump-starting his candidacy and overtaking Joe Biden. DES MOINES — A little over a month ago, despite putting on a brave face publicly, Bernie Sanders’ aides privately concluded that […]

The viral video of Chris Cuomo going berserk over “Fredo,” explained – Vox

The viral video of Chris Cuomo going berserk over “Fredo,” explained – Vox. by Aaron Rupar · August 13, 2019 A confrontation between right-wing provocateurs and a CNN star (who also happens to be the brother of the governor of New York). An insult that may or may not be an ethnic slur. Lots of profanity, a near-brawl — and […]

Trump Campaign Sells ‘Fredo Unhinged’ Shirts After Chris Cuomo’s Viral Blowup | HuffPost

Trump Campaign Sells 'Fredo Unhinged' Shirts After Chris Cuomo's Viral Blowup | HuffPost. \ Hours after a video of Chris Cuomo went viral, showing the CNN anchor launching a profanity-laced tirade against a man who called him “Fredo,” President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is already seeking to cash in. On Tuesday, it began selling “Fredo Unhinged” T-shirts printed with images […]

Trump Called Baltimore “Vermin Infested” While the Federal Government Fails to Clean Up Rodents in Subsidized Housing – Mother Jones

Trump Called Baltimore “Vermin Infested” While the Federal Government Fails to Clean Up Rodents in Subsidized Housing – Mother Jones. President Donald Trump launched a multiday Twitter tirade last month directed at U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, sharing video footage of derelict Baltimore neighborhoods and asking why the Democratic congressman wasn’t doing more to address the “disgusting, rat and rodent infested […]

What will it take for the Democratic establishment to abandon Biden?

What will it take for the Democratic establishment to abandon Biden?. Being president of the United States is hard and requires an essentially heroic work ethic and the ability to think and speak clearly? What a lot of malarkey. All you have to do is roll up your sleeves and get down to work, the same way that Sen. Eastland […]

Barr Directs Staff Shakeup At Fed Prison Where Epstein Died Of Apparent Suicide

Barr Directs Staff Shakeup At Fed Prison Where Epstein Died Of Apparent Suicide. by Nicole Lafond · August 13, 2019 Attorney General Bill Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to reassign the warden of the federal prison at which billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was reportedly left unmonitored long enough to die of an apparent suicide, a Justice Department spokesperson said […]

The U.S. or China? Europe Needs to Pick a Side – POLITICO Magazine

The U.S. or China? Europe Needs to Pick a Side – POLITICO Magazine. Amid ten consecutive weeks of protest in Hong Kong, Beijing is looking to a seemingly unlikely place for support: Europe. In recent days, Chinese ambassadors across the continent have gone on the offensive to rally Europe behind Hong Kong’s government and against the protestors. As part of […]

Simone Biles wins U.S. Gymnastics title, does a triple double in floor, and changes the sport forever.

Simone Biles wins U.S. Gymnastics title, does a triple double in floor, and changes the sport forever.. After an uncharacteristic error on floor exercise during the first night of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City this past Friday, Simone Biles saluted the judges, left the podium, and proclaimed: “I’m just pissed off already.” NBC’s perennially excitable gymnastics commentator, Tim […]

#ClintonBodyCount and Jeffrey Epstein, explained – Vox

#ClintonBodyCount and Jeffrey Epstein, explained – Vox. Within hours — maybe even minutes — of news breaking that hedge fund manager and convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in his jail cell, discussion immediately turned to one of Epstein’s most powerful former friends: former President Bill Clinton. As of this writing, “Clintons” is the number two trending term […]

Ending a Week of Blunders, Joe Biden Remembers Something That Never Happened – Mother Jones

Ending a Week of Blunders, Joe Biden Remembers Something That Never Happened – Mother Jones. Speaking to reporters in Iowa on Saturday, Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden said that student survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, “came up to see me when I was vice president.” Except they didn’t. The Parkland shooting took place in 2018, more than a year […]

Barr On Epstein’s Death: ‘Co-Conspirators Should Not Rest Easy’

Barr On Epstein’s Death: ‘Co-Conspirators Should Not Rest Easy’. by Kate Riga · August 12, 2019 Attorney General William Barr, who has said that he’s “appalled” that Jeffrey Epstein was able to apparently commit suicide in his cell over the weekend, repeated those sentiments Monday, adding that any co-conspirators “should not rest easy.” “I was appalled, and indeed the whole […]

Jeffrey Epstein death: Apparent suicide inspires new conspiracy theories – CBS News

Jeffrey Epstein death: Apparent suicide inspires new conspiracy theories – CBS News. Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein’s ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people. Online theorists Saturday quickly offered unsubstantiated speculation — including […]

What Muslim ban? 2020 Democrats go easy on Trump – POLITICO

What Muslim ban? 2020 Democrats go easy on Trump – POLITICO. Muslim-American activists say their issues are getting short shrift in the Democratic primary. Donald Trump’s travel ban triggered a nationwide backlash on the left — but in the eyes of many Muslims, you wouldn’t know it listening to the Democratic presidential hopefuls. Now, Muslim operatives and activists are expressing […]

The Hunt: Universal cancels upcoming Craig Zobel movie after Donald Trump tweets about it.

The Hunt: Universal cancels upcoming Craig Zobel movie after Donald Trump tweets about it.. Universal Pictures has canceled the release of its upcoming thriller The Hunt, which was previously scheduled to hit theaters on Sept. 27, Variety reports. The film, a “Most Dangerous Game” riff from director Craig Zobel and screenwriters Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse, features coastal elites hunting […]

#ClintonBodyCount and Jeffrey Epstein, explained – Vox

#ClintonBodyCount and Jeffrey Epstein, explained – Vox. Within hours — maybe even minutes — of news breaking that hedge fund manager and convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in his jail cell, discussion immediately turned to one of Epstein’s most powerful former friends: former President Bill Clinton. As of this writing, “Clintons” is the number two trending term […]

Andrew Yang Brought To Tears By Mother’s Question On Gun Violence | HuffPost

Andrew Yang Brought To Tears By Mother's Question On Gun Violence | HuffPost. Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang was overcome with emotion at a forum in Iowa on Saturday after a woman in the audience opened up about her family’s tragic experience with gun violence. “My beautiful 4-year-old daughter Dayla was struck by a stray bullet” in March 2011, Stephanie […]

House Intelligence Committee Revs Up Probe Into Saudi Influence Efforts Targeting Trump – Mother Jones

House Intelligence Committee Revs Up Probe Into Saudi Influence Efforts Targeting Trump – Mother Jones. The House Intelligence Committee is ramping up an investigation into alleged efforts by Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf states to use financial inducements and other means to win favorable policies from the Trump administration. Starting in April, the panel “issued several subpoenas and requests […]

Trump’s aides reportedly knew he would get drawn into Epstein conspiracy theories

Trump's aides reportedly knew he would get drawn into Epstein conspiracy theories. No surprise here. President Trump retweeted a conspiracy theory Saturday evening alleging without evidence that former President Bill Clinton was in some way connected to the death of millionaire financier and alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, and his aides saw it coming from a mile away, The Daily […]

Scarborough’s ‘Russian’ Epstein Theory | Talking Points Memo

Scarborough’s ‘Russian’ Epstein Theory | Talking Points Memo. In a series of tweets, Scarborough expressed his skepticism behind reports of Epstein dying from an apparent suicide in his New York City jail cell overnight. Scarborough went so far to imply that the suicide explanation seemed “predictably … Russian” and “bullshit.” Authorities couldn’t keep Epstein alive by putting him under 24 […]

Baltimore Sun Attacks Trump Supporter Who Organized Massive City Clean Up

Baltimore Sun Attacks Trump Supporter Who Organized Massive City Clean Up. by Timothy Meads Last week, Townhall covered MAGA supporter Scott Presler’s call to action in Baltimore by inviting “Americans to help Americans” and go clean up neighborhoods in Charm City. Presler at first kept secret when the event would occur for fear of retaliation from the far-left like Antifa. […]

Some labor unions split with Biden on ‘Medicare for All’ – POLITICO

Some labor unions split with Biden on 'Medicare for All' – POLITICO. Labor leaders dispute candidates’ claims that single-payer will leave their members worse off. Joe Biden and other moderate Democratic candidates opposed to “Medicare for All” have cast the plan as anti-labor, arguing that it would leave union members worse off by stripping them of the health care benefits […]

Joe Biden claims he was vice president during 2018 Parkland shooting.

Joe Biden claims he was vice president during 2018 Parkland shooting.. by Daniel Politi · August 11, 2019 Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks on stage during a forum on gun safety at the Iowa Events Center on August 10, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images It seems Joe Biden can’t escape the gaffe […]

#ClintonBodyCount and Jeffrey Epstein, explained – Vox

#ClintonBodyCount and Jeffrey Epstein, explained – Vox. Within hours — maybe even minutes — of news breaking that hedge fund manager and convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in his jail cell, discussion immediately turned to one of Epstein’s most powerful former friends: former President Bill Clinton. As of this writing, “Clintons” is the number two trending term […]

Trump’s Words Encourage White Supremacist Violence, Says Michael Bloomberg | HuffPost

Trump's Words Encourage White Supremacist Violence, Says Michael Bloomberg | HuffPost. Positive messages from President Donald Trump about racists and white supremacists encourage violence, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg charges in a CBS interview. Bloomberg said he did not think Democrats were wrong to link Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric to the mass shooting in El Paso that killed 22 […]

Why gun control might backfire on the Democrats

Why gun control might backfire on the Democrats. America’s debate over guns has gotten so stale that a secondary argument over “thoughts and prayers” had to break out to keep it interesting. On one side, there are largely law-abiding firearms owners, frequently immersed to some extent in gun culture, who fear being disarmed in response to crimes mostly being committed […]

Twitter Lifts McConnell Campaign Suspension

Twitter Lifts McConnell Campaign Suspension. by Summer Concepcion · August 9, 2019 Two days after it suspended Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) reelection campaign account for posting a video of a protester cursing the senator’s “raggedy, wrinkled-ass neck,” Twitter announced Friday that it had lifted the “Team Mitch” account’s suspension. The video contained a violent threat directed at Leader […]

Democrats complain Waters is slow to spread Wall Street wealth – POLITICO

Democrats complain Waters is slow to spread Wall Street wealth – POLITICO. by Zachary Warmbrodt · August 9, 2019 “This committee is no longer simply a ‘juice committee,’” Rep. Maxine Waters said in a statement. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Campaign finance filings paint a stark picture. The House Financial Services Committee is a magnet for Wall Street campaign cash, but […]

Joe Biden gaffes his way through Iowa.

Joe Biden gaffes his way through Iowa.. “Just a side note,” the moderator at Joe Biden’s town hall here on Wednesday night said, after the former vice president had just answered a question about criminal justice reform with an 11-minute spiel about that, gun control, the elevation of the Delmarva Peninsula, and so forth, “let’s keep our questions, and answers, […]

A new congressional bill could limit facial recognition technology – Vox

A new congressional bill could limit facial recognition technology – Vox. Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing — and changing us. Facial recognition is having a moment. Across the US, local politicians and national lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have started introducing rules that bar law enforcement agencies from using facial recognition technology to surveil […]

Bernie Sanders Says He’ll Reveal The Truth About Aliens If Elected President | HuffPost

Bernie Sanders Says He’ll Reveal The Truth About Aliens If Elected President | HuffPost. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has pledged to reveal the truth about aliens if he’s elected in 2020. Podcast host Joe Rogan asked the senator from Vermont in the final moments of an hourlong interview if he would tell the public about aliens and UFOs were he […]

Nancy Pelosi Still Hasn’t Learned the Biggest Lesson From Watergate – Mother Jones

Nancy Pelosi Still Hasn’t Learned the Biggest Lesson From Watergate – Mother Jones. Forty-five years ago, Richard Nixon became the first president to resign from office. Popular culture has been suffuse with Watergate remembrance for decades. (There are at least nine films about the scandal.) But neither the cinematic versions of Watergate nor the revisionist histories like Slate’s Slow Burn […]

Biden says ‘poor kids’ are just as bright as ‘white kids’

Biden says 'poor kids' are just as bright as 'white kids'. Biden says ‘poor kids’ are just as bright as ‘white kids’ August 9, 2019 Former Vice President Joe Biden while speaking before the Asian & Latino Coalition in Iowa on Thursday accidentally said that “poor kids” are just as bright as “white kids.” Biden at this Des Moines event […]

Hillary wades into impeachment in Watergate interview – POLITICO

Hillary wades into impeachment in Watergate interview – POLITICO. Clinton drew upon her time as a young House committee staffer in the hour-long sit-down. Hillary Clinton has a message for lawmakers contemplating impeachment: Steer clear of politics, don’t hold press conferences and avoid leaks. The former secretary of state’s advice came in a little-noticed interview conducted last July as part […]

Democratic debate: Andrew Yang is 9th candidate to qualify for next debate – Vox

Democratic debate: Andrew Yang is 9th candidate to qualify for next debate – Vox. Democrats aren’t letting just anyone onto their presidential debate stage anymore. After two debates with lenient qualification standards that featured 20 candidates each, the DNC raised the bar for September’s third debate. The move has created some drama, as various lower-polling contenders are struggling to make […]

It’s On: Rep. Jerry Nadler Says ‘Formal Impeachment Proceedings’ Are Underway | HuffPost

It's On: Rep. Jerry Nadler Says ‘Formal Impeachment Proceedings’ Are Underway | HuffPost. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on Thursday night that his committee’s investigation represented “formal impeachment proceedings” against President Donald Trump. The House Judiciary chairman also said on CNN that articles of impeachment could be sent to the House floor by the end of the year. CNN host […]

The sad decline of journalism

The sad decline of journalism. Wednesday was a bad day for journalism, which means Wednesday was a bad day for America. In the early afternoon, Pacific Standard, a much-lauded online magazine that focuses on social issues, announced that its foundation funding had run out and that the outlet is shutting down. Journalists across the country were digesting that news when […]

Andrew McCabe Sues DOJ Over His Removal | Talking Points Memo

Andrew McCabe Sues DOJ Over His Removal | Talking Points Memo. by Tierney Sneed · August 8, 2019 Another top ex-FBI official who was ousted after being targeted by President Trump has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department challenging his removal. A day after former FBI counter-intel head Peter Strzok sued the Justice Department over his firing, former Deputy […]

‘Warren has built a monster’: Inside the Democrats’ battle for Nevada – POLITICO

‘Warren has built a monster’: Inside the Democrats’ battle for Nevada – POLITICO. The Massachusetts senator is turning heads in the early voting state with the size of her operation — and crowds. LAS VEGAS — Kamala Harris hired a dream team of operatives. Joe Biden has solid establishment support. Bernie Sanders heads a volunteer army. And Julián Castro is […]

Marianne Williamson unveils reparations platform – Vox

Marianne Williamson unveils reparations platform – Vox. A week after making an impassioned argument for reparations at the Democratic debates, Democratic presidential candidate and self-help guru Marianne Williamson has released a formal plan calling for reparations for the descendants of enslaved people in the US. The plan, released Wednesday, is similar to one she released in January on “racial reconciliation […]

Donald Trump Lashes Out At New York Times Over Headline Change | HuffPost

Donald Trump Lashes Out At New York Times Over Headline Change | HuffPost. President Donald Trump has chimed in on the controversy surrounding The New York Times changing its headline on a story about his response to two deadly mass shootings that took place over the weekend. Trump said in a news conference Monday morning that he denounced hatred and […]

Could Red Flag Laws Prevent the Next Massacre? – Mother Jones

Could Red Flag Laws Prevent the Next Massacre? – Mother Jones. When President Donald Trump addressed the nation Monday following a pair of mass shootings, he voiced support for “red flag” legislation that would allow law enforcement authorities to take firearms out of the hands of people who pose a threat to themselves or others. “We want to make sure […]

Incoherent in Iowa

Incoherent in Iowa. The only thing drearier than having one national mourner-in-chief is having two of them. To his dubious credit, President Trump chose not to speak publicly during the course of his visits to Dayton and El Paso on Wednesday. Instead, he met privately with local and state politicians and with law enforcement. Not so the frontrunner for the […]

Twitter Locks Out McConnell Campaign After Posting Vid Of Critic

Twitter Locks Out McConnell Campaign After Posting Vid Of Critic. by Cristina Cabrera · August 7, 2019 Twitter suspended Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) reelection campaign on Wednesday after the “Team Mitch” account posted a video of a protester cursing the senator’s “raggedy, wrinkled-ass neck.” “This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats […]

Peter Strzok sues over firing for anti-Trump texts – POLITICO

Peter Strzok sues over firing for anti-Trump texts – POLITICO. The former FBI agent who opened the bureau’s Russia probe says the government violated his First and Fifth Amendment rights. Peter Strzok, the former FBI agent who opened the bureau’s Russia probe in 2016 and later became a symbol of alleged “deep state” animus for Donald Trump, is suing the […]

Trump administration adds more sanctions to try to push out Venezuela’s Maduro – Vox

Trump administration adds more sanctions to try to push out Venezuela’s Maduro – Vox. The Trump administration has put tough new sanctions on Venezuela’s government, escalating its pressure campaign aimed at forcing President Nicolás Maduro to step down. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Monday that freezes and blocks the transfer of all Venezuelan government property and assets […]

Trump And RNC Sue California Over New Tax Return Law | HuffPost

Trump And RNC Sue California Over New Tax Return Law | HuffPost. President Donald Trump and his campaign and the Republican National Committee filed a pair of lawsuits on Tuesday challenging a new California law that requires all presidential and gubernatorial candidates to publicly release their tax returns in order to appear on the state’s primary ballot. The action comes […]

Could Red Flag Laws Prevent the Next Massacre? – Mother Jones

Could Red Flag Laws Prevent the Next Massacre? – Mother Jones. When President Donald Trump addressed the nation Monday following a pair of mass shootings, he voiced support for “red flag” legislation that would allow law enforcement authorities to take firearms out of the hands of people who pose a threat to themselves or others. “We want to make sure […]

Mass shootings are about alienation, not ideology

Mass shootings are about alienation, not ideology. Before you even clicked the headlines, you could have guessed a great deal about the background of the murderers in Ohio and Texas who killed at least 29 people and injured many more in the span of roughly as many hours. You knew they would be white, of course, and young. They would […]

Treasury designates China as a currency manipulator – POLITICO

Treasury designates China as a currency manipulator – POLITICO. The Trump administration designated China as a currency manipulator, ratcheting up its trade war by slapping the world’s No. 2 economy with a label no U.S. president has used since 1994. The move by the Treasury Department, following a series of sharp tweets from President Donald Trump earlier Monday, comes after […]

El Paso and Dayton mass shootings: Democrats need to go further on guns – Vox

El Paso and Dayton mass shootings: Democrats need to go further on guns – Vox. by German Lopez · July 1, 2019 The first Democratic debates in June crystallized how far Democrats have moved to the left on all sorts of issues over the past few years. Candidates for the presidency advocated for single-payer health care, a Green New Deal, […]

Joe Biden Is Working His Way Toward an Answer on Obama’s Deportations – Mother Jones

Joe Biden Is Working His Way Toward an Answer on Obama’s Deportations – Mother Jones. During Wednesday night’s debate, Joe Biden completely dodged questions about his views on the record number of immigrant deportations carried out while he was Barack Obama’s vice president. But on Saturday, he took a shot at addressing the matter. Speaking at candidate forum hosted by […]

What will happen to doctors and hospitals under Medicare-for-all? It’s complicated.

What will happen to doctors and hospitals under Medicare-for-all? It's complicated.. Advocates of Medicare-for-all often pin the blame for America’s dystopian health care nightmare on insurance companies and Big Pharma, and for good reason. They are the clear villains in many awful stories of people being forced to jump through flaming hoops to get necessary care (if they can get […]

Trump prepares a push to woo black voters – POLITICO

Trump prepares a push to woo black voters – POLITICO. The African Americans for Trump coalition will reach out to black voters with a campaign message focused on policy outcomes rather than the president’s rhetoric. President Donald Trump is looking to woo black voters — if he can make them forget about his tweets. The Trump 2020 campaign has been […]

Video games and mass shootings are connected, but not the way Republicans think.

Video games and mass shootings are connected, but not the way Republicans think.. Republicans have found a culprit to blame for this weekend’s dual mass shootings, and it’s not guns, or white nationalism. It’s video games. The trend started with Fox News host Jon Scott, who speculated on Saturday that the shooter might be a young man who grew up […]

Democrats criticized Obama on immigration at the debate – Vox

Democrats criticized Obama on immigration at the debate – Vox. After watching six hours of Democratic debates across two separate nights this week, I was mildly surprised to wake up on Friday to the narrative that Democratic candidates were on the attack against Barack Obama. I saw a Bloomberg headline asking “Why Are Democrats Attacking Obama?”, a Politico article headline […]

Democrats Call On Mitch McConnell To Reconvene Senate For Gun Vote | HuffPost

Democrats Call On Mitch McConnell To Reconvene Senate For Gun Vote | HuffPost. Democrats on Sunday called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to reconvene the upper chamber to vote on House legislation that would expand background checks for gun buyers in the wake of deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend. “One awful event after […]

Inside the Race to Stop the Next Mass Shooter – Mother Jones

Inside the Race to Stop the Next Mass Shooter – Mother Jones. Soon after the school year started in September 2000, a police officer working at McNary High in Keizer, Oregon, got a tip about a junior named Erik Ayala. The 16-year-old had told another student that “he was mad at ‘preps’ and was going to bring a gun in.” […]

Trump the optimist?

Trump the optimist?. There was no “Send her back” at President Trump’s first rally since the infamous chant first rang out. In fact, there was no “her,” at least not if that pronoun is supposed to refer these days to Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Instead, the crowd seized upon a passing reference to Hillary Clinton in order to […]

Trump Claims Deadly Weekend Shootings Caused By ‘Mental Illness’

Trump Claims Deadly Weekend Shootings Caused By ‘Mental Illness’. President Donald Trump on Sunday baselessly claimed “mental illness” was the cause of the fatal shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend that led to the deaths of 29 people combined. While Trump floated that “perhaps more has to be done” to prevent future shootings, he claimed […]

Trump prepares a push to woo black voters – POLITICO

Trump prepares a push to woo black voters – POLITICO. The African Americans for Trump coalition will reach out to black voters with a campaign message focused on policy outcomes rather than the president’s rhetoric. President Donald Trump is looking to woo black voters — if he can make them forget about his tweets. The Trump 2020 campaign has been […]

Democrats criticized Obama on immigration at the debate – Vox

Democrats criticized Obama on immigration at the debate – Vox. After watching six hours of Democratic debates across two separate nights this week, I was mildly surprised to wake up on Friday to the narrative that Democratic candidates were on the attack against Barack Obama. I saw a Bloomberg headline asking “Why Are Democrats Attacking Obama?”, a Politico article headline […]

Cory Booker Is Right: Rejoining the Paris Agreement Is Not a Climate Plan – Mother Jones

Cory Booker Is Right: Rejoining the Paris Agreement Is Not a Climate Plan – Mother Jones. Has Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) been reading Mother Jones? Because the point he made, during the second round of presidential debates debate on Wednesday night about the significance of the Paris climate accord probably sounded familiar to anyone who has followed our attempts to […]

The historic debate moment nobody is acknowledging

The historic debate moment nobody is acknowledging. by Marisa Kabas · August 2, 2019 Illustrated | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, Scott Olson/Getty Images, RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images, MimaCZ/iStock Elizabeth Warren. Kamala Harris. Amy Klobuchar. Kirsten Gillibrand. Tulsi Gabbard. Marianne Williamson. These six women have made history in 2019. They make up the largest group of women ever to vie for the highest […]

2020 election: When will Obama stop dividing Democrats by attacking Obama’s record?

2020 election: When will Obama stop dividing Democrats by attacking Obama’s record?. An idea that has entered the political universe this week is that certain 2020 Democratic candidates are “attacking” Barack Obama by employing certain campaign themes and proposing certain policies, a trend that purportedly came to a head during Tuesday and Wednesday’s primary debates in Detroit. Here’s what former […]

We can’t fund the progressive agenda by taxing the 1% alone – Vox

We can’t fund the progressive agenda by taxing the 1% alone – Vox. In American politics, there’s no better way to kill an idea than to assert that enacting it will require “raising taxes on the middle class.” This framing was on full display during the first night of the Democratic primary debates this week, when CNN’s Jake Tapper pushed […]

17 Million Voters Have Had Registration Canceled Since 2016 Election: Report | HuffPost

17 Million Voters Have Had Registration Canceled Since 2016 Election: Report | HuffPost. At least 17 million people were removed from the voter rolls between the 2016 election and the 2018 midterms, according to a new report published by the Brennan Center for Justice this week. The study updated an in-depth 2018 analysis on voter purges and offered further evidence […]

Do Kamala Harris and Joe Biden Really Understand Their Own Health Plans? – Mother Jones

Do Kamala Harris and Joe Biden Really Understand Their Own Health Plans? – Mother Jones. After months of not clarifying where, exactly, she stood on the details of health care reform, Sen. Kamala Harris released her idea for a version of Medicare for All earlier this week, which seemed designed to give her a specific platform to discuss at Wednesday’s […]

The old Democratic trade paradigm is collapsing. Good riddance.

The old Democratic trade paradigm is collapsing. Good riddance.. For the two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, elite pundits worshiped free trade with a reverence bordering on the comical. As New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman declared in 2006, “I wrote a column supporting the CAFTA, the Caribbean Free Trade initiative [sic]. I didn’t even know what […]

Trump Appears To Mock Elijah Cummings After His House Was Broken Into

Trump Appears To Mock Elijah Cummings After His House Was Broken Into. After reports surfaced that Rep. Elijah Cummings’s (D-MD) house in Baltimore was broken into hours before President Trump started attacking him on Twitter, the tweeter-in-chief posted a bizarrely cryptic tweet on Friday that, at face value, appeared to mock the lawmaker. It’s unclear if Trump was being sarcastic […]

‘Stay away from Barack’: Dems seethe over criticism of Obama – POLITICO

‘Stay away from Barack’: Dems seethe over criticism of Obama – POLITICO. Party officials are frustrated that the former president’s record was collateral damage in the debate attacks on Joe Biden. Joe Biden is fair game. Barack Obama is not. Former Obama White House officials and allies responded in force Thursday to stress that message after several Democratic contenders criticized […]

What will it take for Democrats to care about the courts?

What will it take for Democrats to care about the courts?. by Dahlia Lithwick · August 1, 2019 Why don’t Democrats on the debate stage want to talk about Trump’s takeover of the federal courts? Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images, Scott Olson/Getty Images, Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, and Jim Watson /AFP/Getty Images. Ezra Klein was emphatically correct […]

Tim Ryan and Bernie Sanders’s fight over Medicare-for-all and unions at the Democratic debate, explained – Vox

Tim Ryan and Bernie Sanders’s fight over Medicare-for-all and unions at the Democratic debate, explained – Vox. This week, two of the lesser-known Democrats in the presidential race, Rep. Tim Ryan (OH) and former Rep. John Delaney (MD), suggested on the Democratic debate stage that Sen. Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-all plan goes against union interests. “This plan being offered … will […]

Justice Department Won’t Prosecute James Comey Over Leaked Memos: Reports | HuffPost

Justice Department Won't Prosecute James Comey Over Leaked Memos: Reports | HuffPost. The Justice Department has decided not to prosecute former FBI Director James Comey over memos he wrote about his meetings with President Donald Trump and later shared with a friend, according to reports from CNN, The Washington Post and NBC News. People familiar with the Justice Department’s investigation […]

How Much Does Age Affect the Democratic Candidates’ Policies? – Mother Jones

How Much Does Age Affect the Democratic Candidates’ Policies? – Mother Jones. During the first Democratic debate of the 2020 presidential primaries, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who is 38 years old, turned to 76-year-old former Vice President Joe Biden and said, “If we’re going to solve the issues of climate chaos, pass the torch. If we’re going to solve the […]

Biden and Harris need a reckoning, not rebranding, on criminal justice

Biden and Harris need a reckoning, not rebranding, on criminal justice. The task of many a campaigner is to persuade the public his opponents have a history of horrors, and the reality of many an election is that all mutual allegations are correct. The criminal justice portion of the Democratic primary debate Wednesday night produced just such a scenario, with […]

Obama Looms over the Primary in Invisible Ways | Talking Points Memo

Obama Looms over the Primary in Invisible Ways | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Marshall · August 1, 2019 Let me share a few more thoughts on last night’s debate. It was a bit jagged. Biden’s closer was cringey. But there’s a more salient point about the whole thing put together, and here I include both debates combined. There is […]

Biden was not that bad. . . and not that good – POLITICO

Biden was not that bad. . . and not that good – POLITICO. For better or worse, the new Joe closely resembles the old Joe. Yes: Joe Biden for the most part was crisper, more engaged and engaging, in Detroit on Wednesday night than he had been in Miami a month ago. No: He did not summon a performance so […]

2020 Democratic presidential candidates: Who should drop out after the second debate.

2020 Democratic presidential candidates: Who should drop out after the second debate.. Slate · by Slate Staff · August 1, 2019 Democratic candidates onstage before the second debate—and the last for several of them if anyone is listening. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images. After two nights of Jake Tapper’s cool glasses, awkward national anthems, and people […]

Democratic debate: Joe Biden recently flipped on the Hyde Amendment. Kamala Harris asked him why. – Vox

Democratic debate: Joe Biden recently flipped on the Hyde Amendment. Kamala Harris asked him why. – Vox. Sen. Kamala Harris leveled a pointed question against former Vice President Joe Biden during Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Detroit: The former senator previously backed the Hyde Amendment, a measure that bars federal funding for nearly all abortions, for decades. Then, this past […]

It Was Everybody vs. Joe Biden At The Democratic Debate | HuffPost

It Was Everybody vs. Joe Biden At The Democratic Debate | HuffPost. Former Vice President Joe Biden used his opening statement to predict a lot of “engagement” at Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate. And, kid, he got it. Two senators, a governor, the mayor of the nation’s largest city and even a member of the same presidential administration Biden served […]

Do Kamala Harris and Joe Biden Really Understand Their Own Health Plans? – Mother Jones

Do Kamala Harris and Joe Biden Really Understand Their Own Health Plans? – Mother Jones. After months of not clarifying where, exactly, she stood on the details of health care reform, Sen. Kamala Harris released her idea for a version of Medicare for All earlier this week, which seemed designed to give her a specific platform to discuss at Wednesday’s […]

Biden, Harris had the most speaking time during Wednesday’s Democratic debate

Biden, Harris had the most speaking time during Wednesday's Democratic debate. For those who watched Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, it comes as no surprise that former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) spoke the most. Biden topped the list with 21 minutes, 27 seconds of speaking time, The New York Times reports, followed by Harris with 17 […]

Democrats respond to Trump on race, and other key moments from CNN’s Democratic debate – POLITICO

Democrats respond to Trump on race, and other key moments from CNN's Democratic debate – POLITICO. Low-polling candidates who need a big night to sustain their struggling campaigns wasted little time going after the top candidates on Tuesday night’s debate stage. Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper opened the debate attacking Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth […]

Ben Carson Defends Trump’s ‘Infested’ Attacks On Baltimore, Where He Once Lived | HuffPost

Ben Carson Defends Trump's 'Infested' Attacks On Baltimore, Where He Once Lived | HuffPost. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Monday defended President Donald Trump’s attacks on Baltimore, where he spent years as a pediatric neurosurgeon. Carson said that he dreaded sending his patients back to “infested” homes. During an interview with Fox News opinion host Tucker Carlson, […]

Moral outrage is muddling the Democrats’ immigration debate

Moral outrage is muddling the Democrats' immigration debate. Will the Democrats finally have a real debate about immigration this week? Or has the moral outrage surrounding the topic made it too dangerous to discuss in any meaningful way? When it comes to immigration, there is an apparent disconnect between the increasingly left-wing posture of the party, as represented by its […]

Judge Tosses DNC Suit Against Trump Campaign For Election Hacking

Judge Tosses DNC Suit Against Trump Campaign For Election Hacking. US District Judge John Koeltl on Tuesday threw out the Democratic National Committee’s lawsuit against the Trump campaign, the Russian Federation, Julian Assange, and Wikileaks that alleged racketeering. According to Koeltl, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton, the DNC was unable to prove that the Trump campaign and President […]

The Memo: 2020 Democratic race enters do-or-die phase | TheHill

The Memo: 2020 Democratic race enters do-or-die phase | TheHill. by Niall Stanage · July 29, 2019 The race for the Democratic presidential nomination enters a new phase this week, with candidates desperate to make an impact in a second round of debates. The debates, which take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evening in Detroit, offer a last chance for […]

“You can’t call this plan Medicare for All”: Bernie Sanders camp vs. Kamala Harris’s health care plan – Vox

“You can’t call this plan Medicare for All”: Bernie Sanders camp vs. Kamala Harris’s health care plan – Vox. Progressive political Twitter is abuzz on the issue of Medicare-for-all ahead of the second Democratic debate this week, with the latest back-and-forth spurred by Kamala Harris’s recently released health care plan. Harris on Monday unveiled what, exactly, she calls Medicare-for-all, leading […]

Mitch McConnell Lashes Out At Critics Who Called Him A ‘Russian Asset’ | HuffPost

Mitch McConnell Lashes Out At Critics Who Called Him A 'Russian Asset' | HuffPost. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday fired back at critics who accused him of being a “Russian asset” after he blocked legislation last week that would have strengthened U.S. election security. “I was called unpatriotic, un-American and essentially treasonous by a couple of left-wing […]

Baltimore Newspaper to Trump: Better to Have Rats Than to Be One – Mother Jones

Baltimore Newspaper to Trump: Better to Have Rats Than to Be One – Mother Jones. Donald Trump savaged Baltimore on Saturday, attacking the city for the litany of urban woes that it suffers from—accusing it of being crime-ridden, corrupt and unlivable—and blaming Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, who not only represents parts of west Baltimore, but happens to be one of […]

Trump Begins Week With Angry Tweets At Cummings, Sharpton

Trump Begins Week With Angry Tweets At Cummings, Sharpton. by Kate Riga · July 29, 2019 President Donald Trump has, in typical fashion, doubled down on his criticism of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) Monday morning, now throwing Rep. Al Sharpton into the mix. On Cummings (a sample, as there are too many to include): Baltimore, under the leadership of Elijah […]

On the attack: Trump targets Cummings for second straight day – POLITICO

On the attack: Trump targets Cummings for second straight day – POLITICO. The president’s scathing and scolding words spark condemnation, as well as increased debate over his use of divisive rhetoric. President Donald Trump resumed his vilification of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) early Sunday, barely eight hours after concluding a string of attacks against the African American chairman of a […]

Twenty Days with Julian by Nathaniel Hawthorne is the perfect summer book for parents.

Twenty Days with Julian by Nathaniel Hawthorne is the perfect summer book for parents.. If you’re looking for a charming bit of family-centered late-summer reading, I have a suggestion: Twenty Days with Julian and Little Bunny by Papa, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This short and sweet diary records the events of the three weeks the writer spent as sole caregiver to […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Praises Kavanaugh, Gorsuch As ‘Very Decent And Very Smart’ | HuffPost

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Praises Kavanaugh, Gorsuch As 'Very Decent And Very Smart' | HuffPost. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has offered a mild defense of fellow Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, expressing praise for the conservatives nominated by President Donald Trump and opposed by Democrats. “I can say that my two newest colleagues are very decent and very […]

Trump Just Strong-Armed Guatemala Into a “Safe Third Country” Agreement. Now What? – Mother Jones

Trump Just Strong-Armed Guatemala Into a “Safe Third Country” Agreement. Now What? – Mother Jones. President Donald Trump watches over acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and Guatemalan Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart on Friday as they sign an agreement that would force many asylum seekers to apply for protection in Guatemala, not the United States. Stefani Reynolds/AP The United States […]

Robert Mueller, the improbable destroyer of the DOJ

Robert Mueller, the improbable destroyer of the DOJ. For nearly two years, many decent people horrified by President Trump’s conduct believed that Robert Mueller would somehow deliver the country from its awful predicament. Either his special counsel investigation would lead to indictments of Trump and his associates, or it would at least state without ambiguity that serious crimes were committed […]

Nadler: Mueller Testimony Was ‘Inflection Point’ In Trump Saga

Nadler: Mueller Testimony Was ‘Inflection Point’ In Trump Saga. In his “personal view,” Nadler told CNN reporter Jake Tapper, Trump “richly deserves impeachment.” The New York Democrat said Democrats had “broken the log jam” on Wednesday by getting Mueller to testify in front of the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees, which allowed him to clear up Trump and Attorney General […]

Eyeing Trump taxes, House panel releases Nixon documents

Eyeing Trump taxes, House panel releases Nixon documents. by Doug Sword · July 26, 2019 The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday released documents relating to a Dec. 13, 1973, request by the Joint Committee on Taxation for President Richard Nixon’s tax returns that show five years of returns were provided the same day by the IRS. Committee Democrats […]

Democratic governors sound alarm on Trump reelection – POLITICO

Democratic governors sound alarm on Trump reelection – POLITICO. Outside the Beltway there are worries the party is losing control of its message and forgetting the lessons of 2018. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Washington Democrats keep talking about the “Squad” and impeachment. Democrats outside the Beltway wish they’d remember how the party retook the House and gained ground in […]

William Barr won the Mueller investigation into Trump.

William Barr won the Mueller investigation into Trump.. Why is President Donald Trump getting away with obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation? There are many answers: Republican corruption, Democratic incompetence, and the inability of Robert Mueller, the former special counsel, to prove an underlying crime. But one more reason is that Mueller has been outmaneuvered and betrayed by the […]

The Supreme Court frees up $2.5 billion for the US-Mexico border wall – Vox

The Supreme Court frees up $2.5 billion for the US-Mexico border wall – Vox. Donald Trump was handed a major victory on his signature issue — building a wall on the US-Mexico border — on Friday, as the US Supreme Court approved the use of $2.5 billion in military funding for the purposes of wall construction. In a 5-4 decision […]

Baltimore Sun Pens Fiery Response To Trump: Better To Have Rats Than Be One | HuffPost

Baltimore Sun Pens Fiery Response To Trump: Better To Have Rats Than Be One | HuffPost. The editorial board for The Baltimore Sun, a widely circulated newspaper in Maryland, snapped back at President Donald Trump on Saturday after he disgraced Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and called the city “filthy” and a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.” In a searing […]

How Pat Buchanan made President Trump possible

How Pat Buchanan made President Trump possible. In 1991, television personality Pat Buchanan launched his first campaign for president. Twenty-five years later, he won. “We will put America first,” Buchanan said in 1991. The previous year, he penned an essay for the National Interest titled “America First — and Second, and Third.” As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump […]

Pelosi Calls AOC ‘Gracious’ After Meeting

Pelosi Calls AOC ‘Gracious’ After Meeting. “We had a good meeting,” Pelosi said. “And the congresswoman is a very gracious member of Congress, so we had a very positive conversation about our districts and how we represent our country and how we need to meet the needs, the diversity of America and the challenges we face in terms of issues […]

2020 Dems prepare to go on offense in next week’s debates – POLITICO

2020 Dems prepare to go on offense in next week’s debates – POLITICO. Candidates are making moves to inoculate themselves from attacks and go after rivals. Joe Biden ditched decades of tough-on-crime advocacy to run under the banner of criminal justice reform. Ex-prosecutor Kamala Harris proposed decriminalizing pot. Pete Buttigieg, polling at near zero among black voters, unveiled a plan […]

Black trans murder crisis: Democrats tweet outrage without policies – Vox

Black trans murder crisis: Democrats tweet outrage without policies – Vox. Earlier this week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted about Denali Berries Stuckey, a black trans woman who was murdered recently in South Carolina. She called the repeated murders of black trans women a “crisis,” saying we must “fight back.” Stuckey is the 12th known trans woman killed so far this […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Praises Kavanaugh, Gorsuch As ‘Very Decent And Very Smart’ | HuffPost

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Praises Kavanaugh, Gorsuch As 'Very Decent And Very Smart' | HuffPost. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has offered a mild defense of fellow Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, expressing praise for the conservatives nominated by President Donald Trump and opposed by Democrats. “I can say that my two newest colleagues are very decent and very […]

I’ve Stayed Silent for Too Long: Opossums Deserve Our Love – Mother Jones

I’ve Stayed Silent for Too Long: Opossums Deserve Our Love – Mother Jones. In the marsupial family, the opossum really got the short end of the stick: While their Australian cousins, including kangaroos, koalas, and wombats, are adored by the masses, opossums are outcasts. They’re the United States’ only native marsupial, but they’re virtually nobody’s favorite animal. They aren’t the […]

What if Karl Rove was right about the reality-based community?

What if Karl Rove was right about the reality-based community?. I am haunted by Karl Rove — or rather by what may be the most notorious anonymous quotation from a senior official during the eight years that George W. Bush served as president of the United States. It’s a quote that’s been widely attributed to Rove, though the man himself […]

Five More Dems Join Team Pro-Impeachment After Mueller Hearings

Five More Dems Join Team Pro-Impeachment After Mueller Hearings. Five more Democrats joined the 90 who have already publicly called for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump after former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony. According to Politico, the five include Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), vice chair of the Democratic Caucus and the highest-ranking member to join the movement so […]

Actually, Robert Mueller Was Awesome – POLITICO Magazine

Actually, Robert Mueller Was Awesome – POLITICO Magazine. History will show that he had one big goal, and nailed it. Renato Mariotti is the Legal Affairs Columnist for POLITICO Magazine. He is a former federal prosecutor and host of the “On Topic” podcast. Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony Wednesday has been described as “excruciatingly awkward,” “confused,” “struggling” and “a […]

Ilhan Omar: Marco Rubio smears her with quote about “white men” – Vox

Ilhan Omar: Marco Rubio smears her with quote about “white men” – Vox. If a recent viral video is to be believed, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) wants to turn the FBI loose on white guys. “Our country should be more fearful of white men,” she says in the footage, which currently has more than 2.7 million views on Twitter alone […]

Mueller Reminds the Public: Trump Betrayed the United States – Mother Jones

Mueller Reminds the Public: Trump Betrayed the United States – Mother Jones. There’s an old saying in newsrooms: News is stuff that people have forgotten. Robert Mueller’s dramatic appearance before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning was a striking reminder of this adage. The former special counsel did not drop any new revelations about the Trump-Russia affair. Yet in […]

The sins of James Comey still haunt Robert Mueller

The sins of James Comey still haunt Robert Mueller. So it turns out that Robert Mueller isn’t a TV star after all. Maybe the former special counsel was never going to wow America in his congressional testimony by unveiling new information or perspectives about President Trump’s links with Russia. Indeed, Mueller made it clear months ago that the report he […]

Kellyanne Conway Feels Bad For ‘Feeble’ Mueller

Kellyanne Conway Feels Bad For ‘Feeble’ Mueller. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway slapped special counsel Robert Mueller with a backhanded compliment on Thursday. During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, she said she had a great deal of “compassion” for Mueller, while simultaneously calling the special counsel “feeble” and “clearly not conversant with the facts.” “I feel like […]

Pelosi rebuffs Nadler on impeachment after Mueller flop – POLITICO

Pelosi rebuffs Nadler on impeachment after Mueller flop – POLITICO. The two senior Democrats discussed the party’s next steps in a closed-door caucus meeting after the special counsel’s testimony. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler pushed to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump during a closed-door meeting Wednesday, only to be rebuffed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to four […]

Robert Mueller finally, sort of, opens up.

Robert Mueller finally, sort of, opens up.. For two years, special counsel Robert Mueller hovered silently over the United States’ political system. His office’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia almost never issued statements, and no one on his staff seems to have leaked information about its ongoing work to the press. His report, when finally filed and […]

Robert Mueller testimony: 5 losers and 0 winners – Vox

Robert Mueller testimony: 5 losers and 0 winners – Vox. by Zack Beauchamp · July 24, 2019 Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony on Wednesday was a farce and a tragedy. Mueller testified before both the House Judiciary Committee and the Permanent Subcommittee on Intelligence, saying very little of substance beyond what was already contained in the text of […]

Mueller Hearings Don’t Sway House Democratic Leaders On Impeachment | HuffPost

Mueller Hearings Don't Sway House Democratic Leaders On Impeachment | HuffPost. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that former special counsel Robert Mueller’s hours-long testimony to Congress “is a crossing of a threshold in terms of the public awareness,” but she still refuses to call for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Pelosi joined House Judiciary Committee Chairman […]

Robert Mueller Is Human. But He Delivered For Democrats. – Mother Jones

Robert Mueller Is Human. But He Delivered For Democrats. – Mother Jones. Robert Mueller, whose reputation reached mythic proportions amid his nearly two years of silence as special counsel, seemed notably human during roughly seven hours of testimony on Wednesday. He struggled to hear lawmakers’ questions, stumbled at times over his words, and repeatedly ducked queries by referring back to […]

Hey, Democrats: Robert Mueller still isn’t going to do your job for you

Hey, Democrats: Robert Mueller still isn't going to do your job for you. Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees Wednesday, where he stuck like glue to the contents of his report. It provided some valuable clarification of what the report actually says, which stands in stark contradiction to the agitprop of President Trump […]

Pelosi Stands By Anti-Impeachment Position After Mueller Hearings

Pelosi Stands By Anti-Impeachment Position After Mueller Hearings. Following former special counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional hearings, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Wednesday that she still isn’t ready to begin impeachment proceeding against President Donald Trump. “My position has always been whatever decision we made in that regard would have to be done with our strongest possible hand, and […]

House condemns Israel boycott over liberal objections – POLITICO

House condemns Israel boycott over liberal objections – POLITICO. The House passed a resolution Tuesday condemning a global boycott movement against Israel, with the lopsided vote coming over the objections of some progressives who claim the measure violates their First Amendment rights. The controversial resolution — which passed the House via a 398-17 vote with five lawmakers voting “present” — […]

Cat declawing is now banned in New York – Vox

Cat declawing is now banned in New York – Vox. Animal advocates are celebrating a big win in New York. The state has become the first in the US to ban cat declawing, a painful procedure that involves removing bones — not just nails — from a cat’s paws. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an anti-declawing bill into law Monday, calling […]

NAACP Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling For Trump’s Impeachment | HuffPost

NAACP Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling For Trump's Impeachment | HuffPost. The NAACP, the country’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, enthusiastically passed a resolution Tuesday calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Delegates from NAACP chapters across the country voted unanimously to move forward with the resolution during the group’s 110th annual convention held in Detroit. In a statement […]

Congress Helped Thousands of People Get Out of Prison Early. But Many of Them Will Probably Be Deported Right Away. – Mother Jones

Congress Helped Thousands of People Get Out of Prison Early. But Many of Them Will Probably Be Deported Right Away. – Mother Jones. After months of anticipation, about 3,000 people will be released early from federal prisons on Friday as part of the First Step Act, a bipartisan law that reformed federal sentencing and prison conditions. It’s the biggest release […]

Democrats have officially given up on the economic theory of ObamaCare

Democrats have officially given up on the economic theory of ObamaCare. ObamaCare will continue to trudge along as a program providing health-care coverage to millions of Americans. But it is an ideological zombie. As of last week, it seems the Democratic Party as a whole has officially given up on the economic theory that shaped nearly every element of the […]

Trump says ‘thousands’ of companies are leaving China. It’s not that simple

Trump says ‘thousands’ of companies are leaving China. It’s not that simple. by John T. Bennett · July 22, 2019 President Donald Trump repeatedly asserts that “thousands” of companies are scurrying to flee China because of his tariffs. But Asia and trade experts say he is exaggerating data for political gain. As the president tells it, U.S. and other firms […]

Trump huddles with tech CEOs as White House vacillates on Huawei – POLITICO

Trump huddles with tech CEOs as White House vacillates on Huawei – POLITICO. President Donald Trump huddled with the chief executives of seven technology companies, including Google CEO Sundar Pichai, at the White House Monday as his administration delivers wildly mixed messages on Chinese telecom company Huawei amid preparations for the next round of trade talks with China. National Economic […]

Pete Buttigieg and The Quiet American: The mayor is misreading Graham Greene’s view of U.S. foreign policy.

Pete Buttigieg and The Quiet American: The mayor is misreading Graham Greene’s view of U.S. foreign policy.. by Phil Hoffman · July 22, 2019 Pete Buttigieg has cited Graham Greene’s work as inspiration for his foreign policy philosophies. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence and Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capital Concerts. Most people who have […]

Al Franken’s resignation was right: Jane Mayer is wrong – Vox

Al Franken’s resignation was right: Jane Mayer is wrong – Vox. Personal conduct aside, I feel confident that, more so than most senators, Al Franken is someone who got into electoral politics for the right reasons. Before he ever became a candidate, he was generous with both time and money in supporting progressive causes. His breakthrough political book, Lies and […]

Trump Administration Circumvents Congress For Food Benefit Cuts (Again) | HuffPost

Trump Administration Circumvents Congress For Food Benefit Cuts (Again) | HuffPost. The Trump administration is reviving another food benefit cut that Republicans couldn’t get through Congress. Under a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, states would lose some flexibility to set eligibility standards for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ― commonly known as food stamps ― which would […]

Congress Helped Thousands of People Get Out of Prison Early. But Many of Them Will Probably Be Deported Right Away. – Mother Jones

Congress Helped Thousands of People Get Out of Prison Early. But Many of Them Will Probably Be Deported Right Away. – Mother Jones. After months of anticipation, about 3,000 people will be released early from federal prisons on Friday as part of the First Step Act, a bipartisan law that reformed federal sentencing and prison conditions. It’s the biggest release […]

Why fears of an Electoral College nightmare in 2020 are overblown

Why fears of an Electoral College nightmare in 2020 are overblown. Nate Cohn sent a panic wave crashing through Democratic Party circles Friday. The New York Times elections analyst — who is also responsible for the newspaper’s terror-inducing elections forecasting tool “The Needle” — wrote a piece arguing that President Trump could suffer an even more decisive popular vote loss […]

Franken ‘Absolutely’ Regrets Resigning From The Senate

Franken ‘Absolutely’ Regrets Resigning From The Senate. by Kate Riga · July 22, 2019 Former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) says he “absolutely” regrets resigning from the Senate, adding that he wishes he had appeared before the Senate Ethics Committee to let more details of the sexual harrasment accusations come to light. A stunning number of current senators told the New […]

Trump is undoing Jimmy Carter’s greatest accomplishment.

Trump is undoing Jimmy Carter’s greatest accomplishment.. In December 1976, one month before beginning his single term as president, Jimmy Carter hosted some of the most preeminent civil rights figures and black leaders in the country at the stately governor’s mansion in Atlanta. Rep. Andrew Young, the Atlanta congressman and former executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was […]

What Democrats want from special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony – Vox

What Democrats want from special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony – Vox. Top Democrats have revealed how they plan to interview special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees this week. Their ultimate goal: To make Mueller’s 448-page report on Donald Trump’s ties with Russia and potential obstruction of justice vivid and interesting to the […]

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Staff Frustrated By Leak Airing Union Dispute | HuffPost

Sen. Bernie Sanders' Campaign Staff Frustrated By Leak Airing Union Dispute | HuffPost. A cloud of resentment, fear and frustration consumed the Washington presidential campaign headquarters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday, as staff members fumed that an internal labor dispute was revealed without the union’s blessing. “People are confused,” said one member of the Sanders campaign union, who, […]

How Roe v. Wade benefits men

How Roe v. Wade benefits men. Fellas: Did you watch the World Cup? Did you catch When They See Us? How do you feel about lower crime rates, and fewer kids born into poverty? Paternity leave and free access to screening for sexually transmitted diseases? How about being able to talk to your wife about Stranger Things instead of sitting […]

Trump officials pressing to slash refugee admissions to zero next year – POLITICO

Trump officials pressing to slash refugee admissions to zero next year – POLITICO. The Trump administration is considering a virtual shutdown of refugee admissions next year — cutting the number to nearly zero — according to three people familiar with the plan. During a key meeting of security officials on refugee admissions last week, a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services […]

It’s time to break up DHS.

It’s time to break up DHS.. by Fred Kaplan · July 19, 2019 Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images and Win McNamee/Getty Images. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got at least one thing right this week: The Department of Homeland Security should be abolished. Ocasio-Cortez proposed breaking […]

Health insurance fraud: what can be done to stop it – Vox

Health insurance fraud: what can be done to stop it – Vox. In our story about the convicted health care con man David Williams, we detailed how the Texas personal trainer made off with millions by billing some of the nation’s largest health insurers as if he were a doctor providing medical services. Williams cannily exploited gaping loopholes in the […]

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Staff Frustrated By Leak Airing Union Dispute | HuffPost

Sen. Bernie Sanders' Campaign Staff Frustrated By Leak Airing Union Dispute | HuffPost. A cloud of resentment, fear and frustration consumed the Washington presidential campaign headquarters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday, as staff members fumed that an internal labor dispute was revealed without the union’s blessing. “People are confused,” said one member of the Sanders campaign union, who, […]

ESPN Host Goes After Own Network | Talking Points Memo

ESPN Host Goes After Own Network | Talking Points Memo. There was an obvious need for the term “Trump Derangement Syndrome” shortly after the president was elected because there had to be some way to explain the extreme and unconnected-to-reality claims being made by the president’s critics. One critic was Joe Biden, who called him an illegitimate president despite his […]

‘He doesn’t have any new ideas’: John Delaney bashes Biden – POLITICO

'He doesn’t have any new ideas': John Delaney bashes Biden – POLITICO. “I have a bunch of new ideas that can allow us to reimagine our future,” Delaney said in a wide-ranging interview with POLITICO reporters and editors. Joe Biden has the fundraising muscle, the lead in the polls and the cachet with voters from his years as Barack Obama’s […]

It’s time to break up DHS.

It’s time to break up DHS.. by Fred Kaplan · July 19, 2019 Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images and Win McNamee/Getty Images. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got at least one thing right this week: The Department of Homeland Security should be abolished. Ocasio-Cortez proposed breaking […]

Biden Mimics GOP Fear-Mongering In His Attacks On ‘Medicare For All’ | HuffPost

Biden Mimics GOP Fear-Mongering In His Attacks On 'Medicare For All' | HuffPost. If some of former Vice President Joe Biden’s talking points against “Medicare for All” sound familiar, they should. He borrowed them from Republicans. It’s not just that Biden’s health care platform is less progressive than those of his rivals, especially Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), nor is it […]

Trump’s Assault on Somali Refugees Goes Way Beyond Just Ilhan Omar – Mother Jones

Trump’s Assault on Somali Refugees Goes Way Beyond Just Ilhan Omar – Mother Jones. During President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on Wednesday, the crowd chanted, “Send her back! Send her back!” in response to his criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Trump stood back and listened for more than 10 seconds before continuing, although now he […]

We’re no longer in Brave New World. We’re back in 1984.

We're no longer in Brave New World. We're back in 1984.. The fury of the crowd chanting “Send her back!” — send Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), an American citizen, back to her birthplace in Somalia, that is — at President Trump’s rally in North Carolina on Wednesday resembled nothing so much as the “Two Minutes Hate” of George Orwell’s 1984. […]

Democrats’ ban on lobbyists’ cash isn’t as strict as it seems – POLITICO

Democrats’ ban on lobbyists’ cash isn’t as strict as it seems – POLITICO. Campaigns won’t take money from registered lobbyists but will accept it from those who work in other sectors of the influence business. Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and other leading Democratic presidential candidates have sworn off contributions from Washington lobbyists as a way to insulate themselves […]

Republican responses to Trump “send her back” chant equivocal.

Republican responses to Trump "send her back" chant equivocal.. On Wednesday night Donald Trump’s spree of racism directed at four progressive congresswomen escalated into a “send her back” MAGA-rally chant directed at Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who came to the U.S. as a Somali refugee at age 12. On Thursday, some GOP congressmen said that they felt Trump and the […]

Bernie Sanders vs. Goldman Sachs’s Lloyd Blankfein, explained – Vox

Bernie Sanders vs. Goldman Sachs’s Lloyd Blankfein, explained – Vox. by Emily Stewart · July 18, 2019 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has made no secret of his disdain for the big banks and the “millionaires and billionaires” who run them — so of course it makes sense for him to be feuding on Twitter with the former CEO of Goldman […]

Which Side Are House Democrats On? | HuffPost

Which Side Are House Democrats On? | HuffPost. When President Donald Trump tweeted a video of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) spliced among images of the Twin Towers collapsing, everybody knew the deal. Trump has one political play ― aggravated racism ― and he had decided to make Omar, a Somali refugee who came to the United States as a child, […]

The Democrats’ absurd impeachment flop

The Democrats' absurd impeachment flop. What a trip. For the first time since, well, the last time it happened and went absolutely nowhere, articles of impeachment against President Trump were introduced on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon by Rep. Al Green of Texas, the same Democratic backbencher who produced them in 2017. Some 137 of […]

Trump-Ally Netanyahu Is Mulling Whether Omar, Tlaib Can Enter Israel

Trump-Ally Netanyahu Is Mulling Whether Omar, Tlaib Can Enter Israel. by Nicole Lafond · July 18, 2019 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — one of President Trump’s closest allies — will reportedly have to decide whether two of the President’s latest political enemies can enter Israel and the West Bank for a tour in coming weeks, Haaretz reported. Reps. Ilhan […]

House blocks arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE in rebuke to Trump – POLITICO

House blocks arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE in rebuke to Trump – POLITICO. The president is sure to veto the resolutions. The House voted on Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s emergency weapon sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, delivering a rebuke to U.S. strategic allies over their involvement in Yemen’s civil war and alleged human […]

Trump impeachment: House votes against moving ahead – Vox

Trump impeachment: House votes against moving ahead – Vox. All year, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tried to avoid a messy House of Representatives debate on impeachment — but this week, her luck ran out. Using a procedural tactic known as a privileged resolution, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) has forced the House to take action on articles of impeachment against President […]

This Was Elizabeth Warren’s Plan All Along | HuffPost

This Was Elizabeth Warren’s Plan All Along | HuffPost. When Elizabeth Warren came to Washington — not the first time, as a bankruptcy expert, or the second time, to oversee the bank bailout during the Great Recession — but the third time, when she was elected to the United States Senate, she wanted to solve a growing problem: student debt. […]

China’s growth problem is an inequality problem

China's growth problem is an inequality problem. China’s economic growth rate has been slowing down for the last decade. This Monday marked a new low, with news of just 6.2 percent year-over-year growth for the second quarter. Of course, if a major western nation like the United States posted 6.2 percent growth, champagne corks would be popping. But for China, […]

J. Christian Adams Settles Lawsuit Over Voter Fraud Reports

J. Christian Adams Settles Lawsuit Over Voter Fraud Reports. A former Trump voter fraud commissioner will apologize to citizens he wrongly described as noncitizens in reports claiming mass voter fraud in Virginia, according to a tentative settlement agreement reached this week in a lawsuit brought against the commissioner. J. Christian Adams and his group the Public Interest Legal Foundation were […]

House thrown into chaos after Pelosi decries Trump’s ‘racist’ tweets on floor – POLITICO

House thrown into chaos after Pelosi decries Trump's 'racist' tweets on floor – POLITICO. The House voted along party lines to allow Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call President Donald Trump’s tweets about minority Democratic lawmakers “racist” in the Congressional Record on Tuesday, overriding a parliamentary ruling and GOP objections. Pelosi’s comments were initially ruled “out of order” on the floor […]

Trump’s racist tweets aren’t aimed at Pelosi and AOC.

Trump’s racist tweets aren’t aimed at Pelosi and AOC.. Making his reliance on white supremacy explicit, the president spent a portion of his weekend emitting racist salvos against four sitting American members of Congress. Several observers saw this as a calculated move. David Axelrod suggested that Donald Trump “wants to raise the profile of his targets, drive Dems to defend […]

Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s tweets racist. The resulting chaos, explained. – Vox

Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s tweets racist. The resulting chaos, explained. – Vox. The House of Representatives devolved into chaos Tuesday over whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the right to call a series of tweets from President Donald Trump that told four progressive lawmakers of color to “go back” to other countries “racist,” as a matter of official record. The […]

Judges Side With Trump Administration In Bid To Weaken Federal Unions | HuffPost

Judges Side With Trump Administration In Bid To Weaken Federal Unions | HuffPost. A federal appeals panel delivered a stinging setback to unions representing government workers on Tuesday, overruling a decision last year that had blocked three controversial executive orders by the Trump administration. The trio of orders was meant to weaken unions’ clout and make it easier for agencies […]

Biden is relying too much on Obama nostalgia

Biden is relying too much on Obama nostalgia. Former vice president and current Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden officially unveiled his health-care proposal on Monday, and let’s just say the whole thing was rather Bidenesque — slightly gaffe-prone, and maybe a little over-reliant on Biden’s association with his onetime boss, former President Barack Obama. “If you like your health-care plan, […]

Judge Slaps Roger Stone With Social Media Ban

Judge Slaps Roger Stone With Social Media Ban. by Josh Kovensky · July 16, 2019 GOP operative Roger Stone can no longer post on social media, after a federal judge banned him from doing so at a Tuesday court hearing. D.C. federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered the provocateur to stop posting on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Berman wrote in […]

Sanders campaign: Media ‘find Bernie annoying, discount his seriousness’ – POLITICO

Sanders campaign: Media ‘find Bernie annoying, discount his seriousness’ – POLITICO. His staff is unusually vocal in calling out coverage they dislike, fueling frustration once again among the senator’s supporters about whether he’s getting a fair shot at the White House. If Bernie Sanders’ team had its way, every reporter covering the Vermont senator would put out a tweet disclosing […]

AOC “Squad” has mainstream position in Pelosi fight.

AOC “Squad” has mainstream position in Pelosi fight.. The conflict between freshman House progressives, self-identified moderate Democrats, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now entering its third week. It began when Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and 91 other Democrats voted against a funding bill involving border facilities in late June. After the bill passed anyway with […]