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Buttigieg tries to recapture Iowa magic – POLITICO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Was the Warren-Sanders spat about sexism or honesty?

Was the Warren-Sanders spat about sexism or honesty?. On this week’s Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discussed the real meaning of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders’ squabble over electability and the wanness of the Democratic race. This transcript of their conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity. David Plotz: On Tuesday, Democrats had their final […]

‘Clever’: Biden plays the Obama card – POLITICO

‘Clever’: Biden plays the Obama card – POLITICO. Barack Obama hasn’t endorsed his former vice president, Joe Biden. But you wouldn’t know that from watching Biden’s newest campaign ad. “We all know that on its own, his work does not capture the full measure of Joe Biden,” Obama says in the ad, piano music lightly rippling in the background as […]

Supreme Court: The coming showdown over birth control and religion – Vox

Supreme Court: The coming showdown over birth control and religion – Vox. As soon as Friday, the Supreme Court could announce that it will hear Trump v. Pennsylvania and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania, two consolidated cases examining the Trump administration’s rules allowing virtually any employer to deny birth control coverage to its […]

House Democrats Release More Lev Parnas Documents | HuffPost

House Democrats Release More Lev Parnas Documents | HuffPost. The House Judiciary Committee released more documents Friday from Lev Parnas, the Rudy Giuliani associate at the center of the Ukraine scandal that prompted President Donald Trump’s impeachment in December. The documents include communications that appear to further detail efforts to surveil then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. They also show […]

Private Documents Reveal What Wall Street Really Thinks About Elizabeth Warren – Mother Jones

Private Documents Reveal What Wall Street Really Thinks About Elizabeth Warren – Mother Jones. A major bank that Elizabeth Warren once sharply criticized has some stark warnings for Wall Street investors about her potential presidency. Warren’s corporate tax plan, according to one memo the bank circulated, would “directly impact corporate earnings.” Her nine-point eligibility test for international trading partners—which requires […]

Can impeachment be fixed?

Can impeachment be fixed?. The first day of President Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate mainly concerned the swearing of oaths. With Chief Justice John Roberts directing a full Senate chamber, 100 senators swore to “do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws: so help me God.” They were all lying — or, at least, so says Sen. Rand […]

Was the Warren-Sanders spat about sexism or honesty?

Was the Warren-Sanders spat about sexism or honesty?. On this week’s Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discussed the real meaning of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders’ squabble over electability and the wanness of the Democratic race. This transcript of their conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity. David Plotz: On Tuesday, Democrats had their final […]

Parnas Ties Ukraine Pressure Campaign To Trump’s Legal Team | Talking Points Memo

Parnas Ties Ukraine Pressure Campaign To Trump’s Legal Team | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Kovensky · January 17, 2020 Lev Parnas further tied President Trump’s legal team to his actions in the Ukraine pressure campaign, saying that attorneys for Trump in addition to Rudy Giuliani were “in the loop.” The former Giuliani buddy said Trump attorney Jay Sekulow was […]

Bernie ‘will play dirty’: Ex-Vermont governor slams Sanders – POLITICO

Bernie 'will play dirty': Ex-Vermont governor slams Sanders – POLITICO. A former Vermont governor and ex-chair of the Democratic Governors Association is taking aim at Bernie Sanders and his campaign, accusing the senator of trying to “Hillarize” Elizabeth Warren. In an interview with POLITICO, Peter Shumlin — who has endorsed Joe Biden for president in 2020 and served as Vermont’s […]

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and how Twitter made their fight worse – Vox

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and how Twitter made their fight worse – Vox. The brewing feud between 2020 contenders Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders came to a head this week on the Democratic debate stage and, inevitably, on Twitter. But is the online brawl as widespread and as vitriolic as it seems? That’s actually a hard question to answer because […]

Nancy Pelosi Lays Into ‘Shameful’ Facebook In Blistering Remarks | HuffPost

Nancy Pelosi Lays Into 'Shameful' Facebook In Blistering Remarks | HuffPost. At the end of her weekly press conference on Thursday, a reporter asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) if she thinks Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg wield too much power. Facebook makes a fortune knowingly and intentionally disseminating political lies and misinformation, and that was clearly on Pelosi’s […]

A List of Things Bloomberg Actually Said About Fat People, Rape, George W. Bush, and J.Lo – Mother Jones

A List of Things Bloomberg Actually Said About Fat People, Rape, George W. Bush, and J.Lo – Mother Jones. To call Michael Bloomberg’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination unorthodox would be an understatement. The former New York mayor is skipping the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. He’s not accepting individual donations—instead spending $200 […]

DOJ reportedly eyeing James Comey as it investigates old leak of classified information

DOJ reportedly eyeing James Comey as it investigates old leak of classified information. Federal prosecutors in Washington recently began investigating the 2017 leak of classified information to reporters at The New York Times and The Washington Post, and appear to be focusing on whether former FBI Director James Comey was involved, people with knowledge of the matter told the Times. […]

New documents confirm that the defense of Trump’s Ukraine scheme makes no sense.

New documents confirm that the defense of Trump’s Ukraine scheme makes no sense.. The Republican position on the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment hearings was mostly that the process was a sham, a hoax, a coup, a conspiracy, and a distraction from the many real crimes committed by Democrats. But amid this defense-by-attack messaging for the MAGA base, they did now […]

FBI Visits Home Of Trump Donor Who Sent Menacing Texts About Yovanovitch | Talking Points Memo

FBI Visits Home Of Trump Donor Who Sent Menacing Texts About Yovanovitch | Talking Points Memo. FBI investigators on Thursday reportedly visited the home and business of Robert Hyde, the Trump donor and congressional candidate who sent menacing texts to Lev Parnas about then-Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. CNN first reported the news Thursday: FBI investigators went to the home […]

Warren-Sanders audio leaks: ‘I think you called me a liar on national TV’ – POLITICO

Warren-Sanders audio leaks: 'I think you called me a liar on national TV' – POLITICO. Immediately after the debate Tuesday night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren confronted Sen. Bernie Sanders over their dueling accounts on whether he told her that he didn’t believe a woman could defeat President Donald Trump during a private meeting in late 2018. “I think you called me […]

House votes to send Trump’s impeachment articles to the Senate – Vox

House votes to send Trump’s impeachment articles to the Senate – Vox. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has chosen her team to prosecute the case against President Donald Trump in the Senate. On Wednesday morning, Pelosi announced seven impeachment managers, who will be tasked with arguing to the Senate that Trump should be removed from office over his attempt to pressure […]

The Equal Rights Amendment Just Cleared A Key Hurdle For Ratification | HuffPost

The Equal Rights Amendment Just Cleared A Key Hurdle For Ratification | HuffPost. Women’s rights activists were jubilant Wednesday after Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, finally clearing a key hurdle needed for it to be included in the Constitution. Many more obstacles lay ahead, however, including a hostile Trump administration and a lawsuit from […]

Key Player in Ukraine Shakedown Says Trump “Knew Exactly What Was Going on” – Mother Jones

Key Player in Ukraine Shakedown Says Trump “Knew Exactly What Was Going on” – Mother Jones. Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, leveled a series of sensational allegations in an appearance Wednesday night on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, implicating President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Attorney General William Barr, among others, in the Ukraine pressure campaign […]

Lev Parnas: Ukraine scheme was always about the Bidens, ‘never about corruption’

Lev Parnas: Ukraine scheme was always about the Bidens, 'never about corruption'. Lev Parnas: Ukraine scheme was always about the Bidens, ‘never about corruption’ January 15, 2020 In an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday, Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, contradicted President Trump’s claims that he decided to withhold millions in military aid to Ukraine last […]

What fans of both Bernie and Warren should be thinking about their feud.

What fans of both Bernie and Warren should be thinking about their feud.. Over the weekend, Politico reported that the Bernie Sanders campaign distributed talking points to volunteers that criticized Elizabeth Warren for having “affluent” supporters and not being able to draw new voters into the Democratic Party. Then, on Monday, CNN reported that individuals who’d spoken to Warren say […]

The Story Behind The Tense Non-Handshake Between Warren And Sanders

The Story Behind The Tense Non-Handshake Between Warren And Sanders. by Kate Riga · January 15, 2020 Most observers of a fairly mild Democratic debate Tuesday have homed in on one exchange that came after the main action ended: Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) refusal to shake Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) hand as they left the stage. Cameras caught her saying […]

Candidates engage on foreign policy, impeachment and sexism in Iowa debate – POLITICO

Candidates engage on foreign policy, impeachment and sexism in Iowa debate – POLITICO. Frayed alliances. Accusations of sexism. The smallest — and whitest — field yet. The issues, pressure and plotlines surrounding tonight’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines are like none of the six faceoffs before it, with just three weeks until voting begins. The number of candidates — […]

Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine fixer, turned over documents. They’re very ugly. – Vox

Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine fixer, turned over documents. They’re very ugly. – Vox. The House Intelligence Committee quietly released a new batch of impeachment inquiry evidence Tuesday evening: documents provided by Rudy Giuliani’s fixer for Ukraine, Lev Parnas. And boy, are they ugly. The documents, which include Parnas’s handwritten notes, copies of text messages, and other correspondence, reveal some […]

Black Lives Matter Activists Tail Pete Buttigieg Around The Country | HuffPost

Black Lives Matter Activists Tail Pete Buttigieg Around The Country | HuffPost. Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has a new following on the campaign trail: a group of Black Lives Matter protesters decrying his candidacy. For the past week, these activists have shown up at Buttigieg’s presidential campaign events in California and Iowa, interrupting the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor’s campaign […]

Thousands of Iranians Have Bravely Protested the Government’s Role in Ukrainian Plane Crash – Mother Jones

Thousands of Iranians Have Bravely Protested the Government’s Role in Ukrainian Plane Crash – Mother Jones. Thousands of people took to the streets across Iran this weekend to condemn their government for shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane—killing all 176 people on board—and then lying for days to hide its role in what happened. In Tehran, people flooded main squares […]

Elizabeth Warren gleefully reminds male candidates how many elections they’ve lost

Elizabeth Warren gleefully reminds male candidates how many elections they've lost. Elizabeth Warren gleefully reminds male candidates how many elections they’ve lost 10:14 p.m. It was the moment most people watching Tuesday night’s Democratic debate had been waiting for: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was asked about comments he made during a private meeting he had with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) […]

Michael Flynn Seeks To Withdraw His Guilty Plea One Week Before Sentencing | Talking Points Memo

Michael Flynn Seeks To Withdraw His Guilty Plea One Week Before Sentencing | Talking Points Memo. Days before he is scheduled to be sentenced, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is seeking to withdrew his guilty plea. “Michael T. Flynn (“Mr. Flynn”) hereby moves to withdraw his plea because of the government’s bad faith, vindictiveness, and breach of the plea agreement,” […]

The Woke Primary Is Over and Everyone Lost – Reason.com

The Woke Primary Is Over and Everyone Lost – Reason.com. In the run-up to tonight’s Democratic presidential debate in Iowa, the last such contest before primary voting begins, one of the big storylines is about who won’t be among the half-dozen candidates on stage. “This debate is so white, it’s not allowed to bring the potato salad,” cracked Mediaite’s Tommy […]

The coming clash between Bernie and Biden – POLITICO

The coming clash between Bernie and Biden – POLITICO. Bernie Sanders’ first major tangle with Joe Biden — over a 2010 deal that Biden struck with Republicans that liberals believed threatened Social Security — helped fuel his national rise. Now Sanders is set to reprise that clash Tuesday night on the debate stage, where the Vermont senator is preparing to […]

Russians reportedly hack Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company tied to Hunter Biden – Vox

Russians reportedly hack Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company tied to Hunter Biden – Vox. Is the Russian government trying to help President Donald Trump’s electoral chances yet again? Burisma — the Ukrainian natural gas company that Hunter Biden served on the board of — was hacked by the Russian military late last year, the New York Times’ Nicole Perlroth and […]

Bloomberg Is Saying All the Right Things About Party Unity—For Now – Mother Jones

Bloomberg Is Saying All the Right Things About Party Unity—For Now – Mother Jones. Michael Bloomberg hasn’t been a Democrat for long. The billionaire White House hopeful began his adult life in the party of FDR, but he switched to the GOP when he ran for mayor of New York City in 2001, winning the endorsement of Rudy Giuliani. Bloomberg […]

The unintended consequences of Taiwan standing up to China

The unintended consequences of Taiwan standing up to China. A popular parable attributed to Taoism by Alan Watts goes something like this: A farmer’s horse runs away. His neighbor commiserates at his loss, but the farmer demurs: “who knows if it is good or bad?” The neighbor leaves, puzzled how there could be any question. The next day, the horse […]

2020 Democratic primary: Cory Booker drops out.

2020 Democratic primary: Cory Booker drops out.. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker announced Monday morning that he was suspending his presidential campaign. “Our campaign,” Booker wrote in a letter to supporters, “has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win—money we don’t have, and money that is harder to […]

Sanders Denies Telling Warren Women Can’t Win | Talking Points Memo

Sanders Denies Telling Warren Women Can’t Win | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · January 13, 2020 There’s a new twist in the drama that has unexpectedly emerged between Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT). A day after Politico’s Sunday report that a Sanders campaign script instructs volunteers to tell voters who are leaning toward voting […]

Bernie campaign slams Warren as candidate of the elite – POLITICO

Bernie campaign slams Warren as candidate of the elite – POLITICO. The non-aggression pact between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren is seriously fraying. Sanders’ campaign has begun stealthily attacking Warren as a candidate of the upper crust who could not expand the Democratic base in a general election, according to talking points his campaign is using to persuade voters obtained […]

Nancy Pelosi explains why she held onto the articles of impeachment – Vox

Nancy Pelosi explains why she held onto the articles of impeachment – Vox. Much has been made of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision not to send Trump’s articles of impeachment to the Senate following the House’s impeachment vote in December. President Donald Trump and his GOP allies have claimed the delay shows his impeachment was a partisan effort to stain […]

Warren Fires Back At Sanders Campaign Criticism: ‘I Hope Bernie Reconsiders’ | HuffPost

Warren Fires Back At Sanders Campaign Criticism: 'I Hope Bernie Reconsiders' | HuffPost. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Sunday responded to talking points circulated by the campaign of fellow progressive presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that portray her as a candidate of the elite. “I was disappointed to hear that Bernie is sending his volunteers out to trash me,” […]

Thousands of Iranians Have Bravely Protested the Government’s Role in Ukrainian Plane Crash – Mother Jones

Thousands of Iranians Have Bravely Protested the Government’s Role in Ukrainian Plane Crash – Mother Jones. Thousands of people took to the streets across Iran this weekend to condemn their government for shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane—killing all 176 people on board—and then lying for days to hide its role in what happened. In Tehran, people flooded main squares […]

Pelosi says delaying articles of impeachment achieved ‘very positive’ results

Pelosi says delaying articles of impeachment achieved 'very positive' results. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has no regrets. That’s what she told George Stephanopoulos on Sunday during an appearance on ABC’s This Week. Pelosi was referring specifically to her decision to withhold articles of impeachment against President Trump from the Senate, thus delaying an impeachment trial. While Republicans have criticized […]

Schiff: Trump Is ‘Fudging The Intelligence’ | Talking Points Memo

Schiff: Trump Is ‘Fudging The Intelligence’ | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · January 12, 2020 House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) isn’t taking President Trump’s claim that top Iranian military official Qasem Soleimani was planning to attack four U.S. embassies lightly. In an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham that aired Friday, Trump said that he was driven […]

Next debate stage will be the smallest, whitest one yet – POLITICO

Next debate stage will be the smallest, whitest one yet – POLITICO. Six candidates have been invited to participate in next week’s presidential primary debate in Iowa, the smallest debate stage yet, the Democratic National Committee announced Saturday. The candidates invited (in alphabetical order): former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend (Ind.) Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of […]

Why so many Iowa and New Hampshire voters are still undecided – Vox

Why so many Iowa and New Hampshire voters are still undecided – Vox. CONWAY, New Hampshire — One month out from the “first-in-the-nation” primary, less than one-third of New Hampshire registered voters have “definitely” made up their mind. In Iowa, with 23 days and counting until the caucuses, about the same share of voters has decided for sure, according to […]

Donald Trump Is About To Put His Stamp On The U.S. Postal Service | HuffPost

Donald Trump Is About To Put His Stamp On The U.S. Postal Service | HuffPost. The U.S. Postal Service could look a lot more like a private corporation in a few years. The current postmaster general, Megan Brennan, plans to step down from her position in early 2020 after a career in the Postal Service and five years as the […]

Bloomberg Is Saying All the Right Things About Party Unity—For Now – Mother Jones

Bloomberg Is Saying All the Right Things About Party Unity—For Now – Mother Jones. Michael Bloomberg hasn’t been a Democrat for long. The billionaire White House hopeful began his adult life in the party of FDR, but he switched to the GOP when he ran for mayor of New York City in 2001, winning the endorsement of Rudy Giuliani. Bloomberg […]

Joe Biden holds a commanding lead among black voters, new poll shows

Joe Biden holds a commanding lead among black voters, new poll shows. In one of the most extensive studies so far on the views of the 2020 presidential race among black voters conducted by The Washington Post and non-partisan research firm, Ipsos, former Vice President Joe Biden is holding on to a commanding lead over the rest of the Democratic […]

Iran crisis shows the GOP’s endless war on Democrats.

Iran crisis shows the GOP’s endless war on Democrats.. What does the Republican Party stand for? Lately, that’s been hard to figure out. In 2016, the party adopted a platform that talked about “moral leadership,” “the cause of liberty,” fighting “tyranny and injustice,” and standing up to “countries with repressive governments.” For three years, President Donald Trump, backed by Republicans […]

Iran Admits Military Mistakenly Shot Down Civilian Plane Outside Tehran | Talking Points Memo

Iran Admits Military Mistakenly Shot Down Civilian Plane Outside Tehran | Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham · January 11, 2020 Iran acknowledged Saturday that its own military shot down a civilian plane early Wednesday morning, calling the incident a grave mistake. Ukraine Airlines flight 752, with 176 people on board, crashed into an open field after being hit by […]

Elizabeth Warren’s surprising closing argument – POLITICO

Elizabeth Warren's surprising closing argument – POLITICO. A candidate known for battling Bernie Sanders for the hearts of progressives is pitching her electability in the weeks leading up to Iowa. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign has long resisted publicly engaging in coverage of polls and strategy, and the important but ill-defined concept of “electability.” | Kena Betancur/Getty Images 01/09/2020 08:06 PM EST […]

Trump Official Spreads False Information While Defending Soleimani Assassination | HuffPost

Trump Official Spreads False Information While Defending Soleimani Assassination | HuffPost. While defending the decision to assassinate Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani without congressional approval, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley claimed that the Obama administration killed two al Qaeda leaders and a brutal Libyan dictator without a greenlight from Congress. But Gidley was wrong. “Soleimani was, in fact, […]

Democrats Missed Their Chance to Prevent Trump From Attacking Iran – Mother Jones

Democrats Missed Their Chance to Prevent Trump From Attacking Iran – Mother Jones. The House approved a resolution on Thursday to restrain President Donald Trump from attacking Iran, giving lawmakers a mostly symbolic opportunity to rebuke the White House’s increasingly unchecked authority to conduct war. Unlike a binding resolution that could have forced Trump’s hand in a meaningful way—or at […]

Nancy Pelosi lost the impeachment standoff

Nancy Pelosi lost the impeachment standoff. After nearly a month of dithering, Nancy Pelosi is finally accepting defeat in her standoff with Mitch McConnell over impeachment. Despite insisting as recently as Thursday that she would wait to transmit the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate until she was confident that the trial in the upper chamber would […]

Impeachment trial: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will articles to the Senate.

Impeachment trial: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will articles to the Senate.. by Jim Newell · January 10, 2020 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi walks back to her office after leaving the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images In a letter to her Democratic colleagues on Friday, Nancy Pelosi announced that the jig was up: […]

Report: Intel Agencies, FBI Examining Whether Russia Is Targeting Biden | Talking Points Memo

Report: Intel Agencies, FBI Examining Whether Russia Is Targeting Biden | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Kovensky · January 10, 2020 The U.S. government is investigating whether Russia is targeting Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in the run-up to the 2020 elections, Bloomberg reports. The probe reportedly focuses on whether Russia’s continuing U.S. disinformation efforts are aimed at damaging Biden’s […]

Boeing Employees Mocked F.A.A. in Internal Messages – The New York Times

Boeing Employees Mocked F.A.A. in Internal Messages – The New York Times. by Natalie Kitroeff · January 9, 2020 “We regret the content of these communications, and apologize to the F.A.A., Congress, our airline customers, and to the flying public for them,” the company said. A Boeing 737 Max parked at the company’s facilities in Washington. The planes remain grounded […]

Bernie emerges as growing threat to Biden – POLITICO

Bernie emerges as growing threat to Biden – POLITICO. When Bernie Sanders attacked Joe Biden recently, the former vice president dismissed his former Senate colleague with a contemptuous brush-off. “You guys expect me to take Bernie’s comments seriously? Come on,” Biden told reporters as he left an Iowa campaign event last week. “I don’t respond to Bernie’s ridiculous comments.” But […]

The House votes to check Trump on Iran – Vox

The House votes to check Trump on Iran – Vox. The House of Representatives on Thursday sent President Donald Trump a decisive message on conflict with Iran, voting overwhelmingly to block his ability to engage in further military action without congressional approval. Three Republicans and one independent joined Democrats to advance a war powers resolution introduced by Rep. Elissa Slotkin […]

Elizabeth Warren’s Skin Care Routine Has Created A Whole New Debate | HuffPost Life

Elizabeth Warren's Skin Care Routine Has Created A Whole New Debate | HuffPost Life. by Jamie Feldman · January 9, 2020 Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren and her skin have been featured in thousands of up-close and personal selfies on the campaign trail. Glowing selfies have become a signature trait, alongside her robust energy and “can-do” attitude. But according to a […]

Democrats Missed Their Chance to Prevent Trump from Attacking Iran – Mother Jones

Democrats Missed Their Chance to Prevent Trump from Attacking Iran – Mother Jones. The House approved a resolution on Thursday to restrain President Donald Trump from attacking Iran, giving lawmakers a mostly symbolic opportunity to rebuke the White House’s increasingly unchecked authority to conduct war. Unlike a binding resolution that could have forced Trump’s hand in a meaningful way—or at […]

The world is abandoning America

The world is abandoning America. For three years, President Trump has tried to disentangle the United States from the burdens of world leadership. This week, it appears he has succeeded. One of the most notable aspects of the crisis between the United States and Iran is how little the international community rallied to America’s side. Yes, Israel’s government applauded the […]

Harry and Meghan’s break with the royal family is a real thrill for us all.

Harry and Meghan’s break with the royal family is a real thrill for us all.. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced on Wednesday that they plan to “step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family” and split their time between the United Kingdom and North America. The couple, said to have a […]

Trudeau Says Intel Indicates Iran Likely Shot Down Ukrainian Plane | Talking Points Memo

Trudeau Says Intel Indicates Iran Likely Shot Down Ukrainian Plane | Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham · January 9, 2020 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that preliminary intelligence indicated Iran shot down a Ukrainian jet carrying 176 people, including dozens of Iranians and Canadians. “We have intelligence from multiple sources, including our allies and our own intelligence,” […]

Frustrated Dems plan war powers vote over Iran – POLITICO

Frustrated Dems plan war powers vote over Iran – POLITICO. House Democrats emerged from a classified briefing Wednesday deeply skeptical of President Donald Trump’s decision to order the killing of a top Iranian leader and are unconvinced that he posed an “imminent” threat to any United States forces. Shortly afterwards, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House would vote on Thursday […]

Trump and Iran: why a war wouldn’t necessarily help the president’s 2020 campaign – Vox

Trump and Iran: why a war wouldn’t necessarily help the president’s 2020 campaign – Vox. Back in 2011, Donald Trump tweeted that President Barack Obama might attack Iran to “help him win the election.” (Side note: There. Is. Always. A tweet.) Knowingly or not, Trump was referencing an old idea in political science called the “rally around the flag” effect, […]

Trump Opts Not To Escalate Iran Conflict, Announces New Sanctions | HuffPost

Trump Opts Not To Escalate Iran Conflict, Announces New Sanctions | HuffPost. President Donald Trump addressed the nation Wednesday for the first time since ordering an airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week, prompting Iran to fire more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops Tuesday night. Speaking from the grand foyer at […]

Australia’s Wildfire Catastrophe Isn’t the “New Normal.” It’s Much Worse Than That. – Mother Jones

Australia’s Wildfire Catastrophe Isn’t the “New Normal.” It’s Much Worse Than That. – Mother Jones. One of the most prominent scientists studying climate change is Michael Mann, a climatologist and atmospheric science professor at Penn State University who has been a leader in explaining the contribution that human behavior has made in creating and exacerbating the climate crisis. He was […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg announces she is cancer free

Ruth Bader Ginsburg announces she is cancer free. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg entered the new year with a clean bill of health. The 86-year-old was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009. In 2018, two malignant tumors were removed from her left lung, and last year, a cancerous tumor was found on her pancreas. She underwent […]

Harry and Meghan’s break with the royal family is a real thrill for us all.

Harry and Meghan’s break with the royal family is a real thrill for us all.. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced on Wednesday that they plan to “step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family” and split their time between the United Kingdom and North America. The couple, said to have a […]

Experts Scoff At Trump’s Explosive Claim That Obama Paid For Iran’s Missile Strike | Talking Points Memo

Experts Scoff At Trump’s Explosive Claim That Obama Paid For Iran’s Missile Strike | Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham · January 8, 2020 President Donald Trump essentially blamed his predecessor on Wednesday for funding the missiles that hit American military bases Tuesday night, but military and diplomatic experts told TPM the claim is ridiculous. “The missiles fired last night […]

Trump to drop $10 million on Super Bowl ad – POLITICO

Trump to drop $10 million on Super Bowl ad – POLITICO. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is planning to drop $10 million to advertise during the Super Bowl, the start of a massive election-year spending spree that will intensify over the coming months, according to four people briefed on the plans. The campaign has purchased 60 seconds of commercial time […]

CBP detained Iranian Americans at the US-Canada border – Vox

CBP detained Iranian Americans at the US-Canada border – Vox. In recent days, as many as 200 people of Iranian descent, some of them US citizens, have been detained at the US-Canada border and questioned about their political views, family members, and work histories. About 60 individuals, including American and Canadian citizens, were held for questioning about their “political views […]

Iran Launches Missiles at US Bases in Iraq – Mother Jones

Iran Launches Missiles at US Bases in Iraq – Mother Jones. Update, 7:22 pm ET: Pentagon officials confirmed that Iranian forces launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases hosting US personnel. DOD statement on #Iran retaliating against US assassination of #Soleimani. pic.twitter.com/XUjgo8f5J8 — Bahman Kalbasi (@BahmanKalbasi) January 8, 2020 Iranian forces fired missiles at two […]

Mitch McConnell outmaneuvers the Democrats — again

Mitch McConnell outmaneuvers the Democrats — again. Few Beltway figures have proven themselves cagier than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R). When it came to fighting a showdown over the impeachment trial rules, however, McConnell had help — from Democrats past and present. And despite a last-minute surprise from former National Security Adviser John Bolton, McConnell got exactly what he […]

Democrats mobilize their plan to lose the impeachment trial.

Democrats mobilize their plan to lose the impeachment trial.. On Tuesday, Senate Republicans moved closer to handing President Donald Trump an impeachment trial without witnesses, evidence, or documents. Such a trial will likely result in the acquittal or the dismissal of charges that the president desperately craves. After passing charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, then holding […]

Eyes On Pelosi For Impeachment Next Steps | Talking Points Memo

Eyes On Pelosi For Impeachment Next Steps | Talking Points Memo. As the House returns to Washington Tuesday, a question lingers over the Capitol: when will Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) send the impeachment articles over to the Senate? When she left Washington before the holiday recess, having just presided over the historic impeachment vote adopting the articles, Pelosi played coy […]

Trump’s shadow secretary of defense – POLITICO

Trump's shadow secretary of defense – POLITICO. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is “first among equals in the national security team, and others defer to him,” said one scholar. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 01/06/2020 07:06 PM EST In recent days, one aide to President Donald Trump has blitzed the media to talk about troop deployments, deterrence and the likelihood of […]

Saudi Arabia is very unpopular with the American public – Vox

Saudi Arabia is very unpopular with the American public – Vox. Everything that happens in the US-Iran relationship is profoundly structured by America’s longtime alliance with Saudi Arabia, a major regional rival of Iran. That US-Saudi alliance has long been an unquestioned priority of the Washington foreign policy community, though in recent years elite support for Saudi Arabia has come […]

John Bolton Says He’d Testify In Trump’s Impeachment Trial If Subpoenaed | HuffPost

John Bolton Says He'd Testify In Trump's Impeachment Trial If Subpoenaed | HuffPost. Former national security adviser John Bolton said Monday that he is willing to testify before the Senate in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial if he is subpoenaed. “I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify,” Bolton said […]

A Democratic Senator Has Introduced a Resolution to Prevent War with Iran – Mother Jones

A Democratic Senator Has Introduced a Resolution to Prevent War with Iran – Mother Jones. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced a resolution on Friday to prevent a war with Iran in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s decision to kill the nation’s top military leader, Gen. Qassem Soleimani—which threw a match into the combustible relationship between the United States and […]

The myth of a new China

The myth of a new China. Dead center on the front page of The New York Times’ last Sunday edition of 2019, a headline: “As it detains parents, China weans children from Islam.” Its subheading, equally ready for distribution to newspaper stands in Beijing: “New boarding schools redirect faith from religion to party.” The story itself, available online under a […]

Trump’s advisers are totally unqualified to stop the Iran crisis.

Trump’s advisers are totally unqualified to stop the Iran crisis.. by Fred Kaplan · January 6, 2020 President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as national security adviser Robert O’Brien, Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney listen in […]

Collins Takes McConnell Line On Impeachment Trial | Talking Points Memo

Collins Takes McConnell Line On Impeachment Trial | Talking Points Memo. by Tierney Sneed · January 6, 2020 WASHINGTON — Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) would not say on Monday whether she supported sending a subpoena to former National Security Advisor John Bolton in the upcoming impeachment trial of President Trump. Collins did suggest that she supported the approach taken by […]

Why the Death of an Iranian Commander Won’t Mean World War III – POLITICO

Why the Death of an Iranian Commander Won’t Mean World War III – POLITICO. Ray Takeyh is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the forthcoming The Last Shah: Iran, America and the Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty. After years of striding across the Middle East seemingly in command of the region, General Qassem Soleimani, […]

Elizabeth Warren Questions Timing Of Soleimani Killing Amid Trump’s Impeachment | HuffPost

Elizabeth Warren Questions Timing Of Soleimani Killing Amid Trump's Impeachment | HuffPost. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is skeptical of President Donald Trump’s decision to kill top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike in Baghdad last week, saying it’s only reasonable to ask, “why now?” “The question we have to focus on is why now, why not a month ago, […]

Donald Trump Just Sent Congress the Worst Push Notification Ever – Mother Jones

Donald Trump Just Sent Congress the Worst Push Notification Ever – Mother Jones. On Sunday afternoon, President Donald Trump achieved what might be the apex of a weekend full of reckless Twitter diplomacy. As best I can tell (bear with me, it’s a weird one, folks): The president went to Twitter…to tell Congress…that he can attack Iran…without its permission (?) […]

Trump’s perilous delusions about Tehran

Trump's perilous delusions about Tehran. The United States brazenly assassinated Iran’s most senior security and intelligence official, Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad on Thursday, in a dangerous and wildly illegal act of escalation with no discernible underlying policy goal. For Iran hawks, Soleimani had become a boogeyman, a shadowy figure at whose feet we could place responsibility for the past 30 […]

Pentagon officials reportedly “stunned” by Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani.

Pentagon officials reportedly “stunned” by Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani.. When top American military officials presented President Donald Trump with the option to kill Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani, Iran’s most powerful commander, they didn’t actually think he would take it, reports the New York Times. Pentagon officials usually include a far-out option when they present possibilities to the president in […]

Warren ends wine cave offensive – POLITICO

Warren ends wine cave offensive – POLITICO. Wine caves are out. Universal child care, student loan debt, and political corruption are in. After Elizabeth Warren’s bumpy ride as a front-runner this past fall — her fundraising has slipped and she’s stalled in national and state polls — the Massachusetts senator is done with the attacks against former South Bend Mayor […]

Trump’s Iran attack: was it legal? – Vox

Trump’s Iran attack: was it legal? – Vox. by Sean Illing · January 3, 2020 On Thursday night, the US authorized a drone strike that killed Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the head of Iran’s paramilitary forces and arguably the second most powerful military official in the country. Almost immediately after the news broke, one big question emerged: Was the attack […]

The U.S. Considered Killing Qassem Soleimani Before. The Risks Were Too High. | HuffPost

The U.S. Considered Killing Qassem Soleimani Before. The Risks Were Too High. | HuffPost. Donald Trump wants to be treated as a uniquely brave and patriotic president because of his decision to order a deadly U.S. strike against Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani on Friday. Soleimani “should have been taken out many years ago!” Trump wrote on Twitter. Had that happened, […]

Iran can’t conquer America. But we can still lose.

Iran can't conquer America. But we can still lose.. When the news broke Thursday night of President Trump’s airstrike assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, I mentioned it in a group chat including a friend who lives in Manhattan. In my professional opinion, she messaged back, did she have time to sing her song at the karaoke happy hour she […]

McConnell-Schumer Standoff Over Impeachment Trial Continues On Senate Floor

McConnell-Schumer Standoff Over Impeachment Trial Continues On Senate Floor. by Nicole Lafond · January 3, 2020 The impasse over how to conduct a Senate impeachment trial was on display on the Senate floor Friday morning, with both Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) making their cases for how best to handle the delivery of articles […]

How Biden stopped his Iowa tailspin – POLITICO

How Biden stopped his Iowa tailspin – POLITICO. Sliding steadily in the polls and battling a narrative that he couldn’t endure the kind of rigorous campaign schedule Iowans demand, Joe Biden’s Iowa prospects were just about written off earlier this fall. Even his own campaign began to downplay expectations. But with 31 days left before the Feb. 3 caucuses, Biden […]

Trump’s Iran war has begun – Vox

Trump’s Iran war has begun – Vox. by Zack Beauchamp · January 3, 2020 The US assassination of Qassem Soleimani means that the United States and Iran are at war. This is just a simple analytic truth, one obvious to experts. The killing of another country’s most important military official is tantamount to a formal declaration of hostilities. While the […]

Legality Of Trump’s Order To Kill Iran General Depends On Threat | HuffPost

Legality Of Trump's Order To Kill Iran General Depends On Threat | HuffPost. Did President Donald Trump have the legal authority to order the killing of a top Iranian general in Iraq? The short answer: Probably. But it depends on facts that aren’t publicly known yet. And legal experts are quick to point out that even if it was legal […]

Joe Biden and the Iraq War: It’s Complicated – Mother Jones

Joe Biden and the Iraq War: It’s Complicated – Mother Jones. As Joe Biden joins the far-too-wide 2020 Democratic field, various media outlets have published stories noting that his 2002 vote in the Senate for a resolution that granted President George W. Bush the authority to invade Iraq could come to haunt his campaign. After all, during the 2008 Democratic […]

Senate won’t hold impeachment trial until Pelosi hands over articles, McConnell says

Senate won't hold impeachment trial until Pelosi hands over articles, McConnell says. Congressional leaders have reached an impeachment standoff. The House passed both articles of impeachment against President Trump last month, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has since refused to hand them to the Senate until it agrees to hold “fair” trial. And in a Friday Senate floor speech, […]

Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell are in an impeachment stalemate.

Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell are in an impeachment stalemate.. by Jeremy Stahl · January 4, 2020 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 24. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images As the second session of the 116th Congress got underway on Friday, the biggest question on Congress’ plate at the start […]

McConnell-Schumer Standoff Over Impeachment Trial Continues On Senate Floor

McConnell-Schumer Standoff Over Impeachment Trial Continues On Senate Floor. by Nicole Lafond · January 3, 2020 The impasse over how to conduct a Senate impeachment trial was on display on the Senate floor Friday morning, with both Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) making their cases for how best to handle the delivery of articles […]

Sanders gets cold shoulder from New Hampshire unions – POLITICO

Sanders gets cold shoulder from New Hampshire unions – POLITICO. The labor unions that powered Bernie Sanders to a decisive victory here in 2016 are declining to get on board his campaign this time around — a potential warning sign for the neighbor-state senator’s hopes of a repeat performance. One of the largest labor groups, which represents more than 10,000 […]

Viral video of Joe Biden hints at a big problem in 2020 – Vox

Viral video of Joe Biden hints at a big problem in 2020 – Vox. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has developed a reputation for making the occasional gaffe, went viral again on Wednesday — but this time, the error was not his. A deceptively edited video, appearing to show him embracing the white nationalist cultural idea that the US’s […]

Iranian Commander Qassem Suleimani Assassinated By U.S. In Baghdad Airstrike | HuffPost

Iranian Commander Qassem Suleimani Assassinated By U.S. In Baghdad Airstrike | HuffPost. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, a senior Iranian commander and one of the most powerful figures in the Middle East, was killed in an airstrike on the Baghdad International Airport in Iraq at the direction of President Donald Trump, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday. The assassination marks a monumental escalation toward […]

Julián Castro Just Dropped Out of the Presidential Race – Mother Jones

Julián Castro Just Dropped Out of the Presidential Race – Mother Jones. Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday morning. Castro, who served as Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Barack Obama, told supporters in a video that “it simply isn’t our time.” It’s with profound gratitude to all of our […]

Congress has two main reactions to Trump’s killing of Iran’s Gen. Soleimani: Bin Laden or Saddam Hussein

Congress has two main reactions to Trump's killing of Iran's Gen. Soleimani: Bin Laden or Saddam Hussein. President Trump’s order to kill a top Iranian commander, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, an Iraqi militia leader, and others near Baghdad International Airport on Thursday was apparently news to Congress. And Congress had two general responses: Trump has killed a murderous commander with ample […]

Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, wine caves, and the future of the Democrats.

Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, wine caves, and the future of the Democrats.. Pete Buttigieg raised $24 million for his presidential campaign in the fourth quarter of 2019, his campaign announced Wednesday. That’s an enormous sum for someone with Buttigieg’s résumé—far more than U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar have raised in any quarter of the campaign, and more than […]

Why Pete Buttigieg Enrages the Young Left – POLITICO

Why Pete Buttigieg Enrages the Young Left – POLITICO. As the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries draw near and South Bend’s boy wonder, Pete Buttigieg, seems buoyant in the all-important early-state polls, “Mayor Pete” has been perpetually dogged by a major issue: the youngest and most activated voters in his party all seem to—how to put this delicately?—hate his guts. […]

Trump’s attacks on Pelosi over homelessness in California, explained – Vox

Trump’s attacks on Pelosi over homelessness in California, explained – Vox. Since Christmas, President Donald Trump has been cynically using homelessness as a political cudgel to attack blue-state Democrats who are making his life difficult. Trump posted a string of tweets attacking Democratic politicians in California and New York for not doing more to help the homeless populations in their […]

Pete Buttigieg’s Campaign Says He Raised Nearly $25 Million In 4th Quarter | HuffPost

Pete Buttigieg's Campaign Says He Raised Nearly $25 Million In 4th Quarter | HuffPost. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s campaign announced a significant fundraising haul of $24.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor’s campaign said Wednesday that it had raised more than $76 million in 2019 from more than 733,000 individual donors. Buttigieg’s […]

Pope Francis apologizes for losing his temper with woman who yanked his arm

Pope Francis apologizes for losing his temper with woman who yanked his arm. Pope Francis veered from prepared remarks during a New Year’s Day homily Wednesday to apologize for an incident on New Year’s Eve where he had slapped the hand of a woman who yanked his arm as he was greeting people on the way to the Vatican Nativity […]

Did Carlos Ghosn flee Japan by hiding in a musical instrument case?

Did Carlos Ghosn flee Japan by hiding in a musical instrument case?. The year is ending with a big mystery. How on earth did Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan chairman who was under house arrest in Japan, manage to flee to Lebanon? No one really knows for sure. And there is one factor that makes the mystery even more mysterious: […]

WH Talks Tough After Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy Compound In Baghdad | Talking Points Memo

WH Talks Tough After Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy Compound In Baghdad | Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham · December 31, 2019 The White House described protesters’ attack of the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad as an “escalation” on Tuesday, but it was unclear what if any action President Donald Trump would take in response. “It will be the president’s […]

Warren confronts ghost of Howard Dean – POLITICO

Warren confronts ghost of Howard Dean – POLITICO. Liberals swooned. The Democratic establishment was on its heels. Powered by small donors and grassroots energy, in late 2003 Iowa seemed Howard Dean’s for the taking. But then came the attacks — from both the center and the left. The surge became a stall. On caucus day, the Vermont governor came in […]

Trump’s attacks on Pelosi over homelessness in California, explained – Vox

Trump’s attacks on Pelosi over homelessness in California, explained – Vox. Since Christmas, President Donald Trump has been cynically using homelessness as a political cudgel to attack blue-state Democrats who are making his life difficult. Trump posted a string of tweets attacking Democratic politicians in California and New York for not doing more to help the homeless populations in their […]

Newseum Reaches Its Final Deadline And Closes After 11 Years | HuffPost

Newseum Reaches Its Final Deadline And Closes After 11 Years | HuffPost. The Newseum, the Washington, D.C., museum dedicated to journalism, is welcoming visitors for one final time on Tuesday before closing its doors due to a financial shortfall. After 11 years in its towering glass building on Pennsylvania Ave., with a rooftop view of the U.S. Capitol, the museum […]

The Secret to Understanding Kamala Harris – Mother Jones

The Secret to Understanding Kamala Harris – Mother Jones. by Jamilah King We’re looking back at some of our work from the past decade. This piece was originally published in January/February 2018. Click the highlighted text below for updates, elaborations, and the story behind the story. An introductory note from the writer, Jamilah King, follows. ***When I started reporting this […]

The California Consumer Privacy Act will change the internet for everyone.

The California Consumer Privacy Act will change the internet for everyone.. Starting New Year’s Day, you may notice a small but momentous change to the websites you visit: a button or link, probably at the bottom of the page, reading “Do Not Sell My Personal Information.” The change is one of many going into effect Jan. 1, 2020, thanks to […]

How Will History Books Remember the 2010s? – POLITICO

How Will History Books Remember the 2010s? – POLITICO. We aren’t just approaching the end of a very newsy year; we’re approaching the end of a very eventful decade. To mark the occasion, Politico Magazine asked a group of historians to put all that happened over the past 10 years in its proper historical context—and literally write the paragraph that […]

Bret Stephens’s Jewish genius NYT column cited controversial Ashkenazi IQ paper – Vox

Bret Stephens’s Jewish genius NYT column cited controversial Ashkenazi IQ paper – Vox. Any conservative columnist writing for the mostly liberal audience of the New York Times op-ed page is bound to attract their share of controversy. But Bret Stephens’s latest column, on the subject of Jewish genius, drew so much criticism that it now appears on the website with […]

Why Pete Buttigieg’s Defense Of Wealthy Donors Is So Fuzzy | HuffPost

Why Pete Buttigieg's Defense Of Wealthy Donors Is So Fuzzy | HuffPost. Craig Hall, the owner of the now-infamous “wine cave” in California’s Napa Valley that hosted a swanky fundraiser for Pete Buttigeig, is the type of billionaire that the Democratic presidential candidate is OK taking money from ― at least according to rules Buttigieg set for his campaign. In […]

Heroes of the 2010s: Colin Kaepernick – Mother Jones

Heroes of the 2010s: Colin Kaepernick – Mother Jones. In November, I got a text from a friend that former 49ers quarterback and current languishing free agent Colin Kaepernick was nearby, quietly doing his thing handing out food and supplies to homeless people in West Oakland (on his birthday). A couple weeks later, people were momentarily consumed by the drama […]

Humanity’s decade of disillusionment and decline

Humanity's decade of disillusionment and decline. Looking back on a historical period from its end is a dicey proposition. Even when it is clear that a turning point has been reached, it is often hard to know with any certainty which way things are about to turn. At the end of the 1960s, how many confidently predicted that the moon […]

The California Consumer Privacy Act will change the internet for everyone.

The California Consumer Privacy Act will change the internet for everyone.. Starting New Year’s Day, you may notice a small but momentous change to the websites you visit: a button or link, probably at the bottom of the page, reading “Do Not Sell My Personal Information.” The change is one of many going into effect Jan. 1, 2020, thanks to […]

Obama, Trump Tied As Most Admired Man | Talking Points Memo

Obama, Trump Tied As Most Admired Man | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · December 30, 2019 Barack Obama and Donald Trump seem to have finally found common ground in an unexpected way. A Gallup poll published Monday found that Obama and Trump are tied this year as Americans’ most admired man. While this is Obama’s 12th time taking […]

The big barrier to Trump’s 5G America – POLITICO

The big barrier to Trump’s 5G America – POLITICO. President Donald Trump envisions a not-too-distant future in which super-fast 5G networks span the country, powering everything from smart cities to remote surgeries — and getting there before China does. There’s just one thing: He doesn’t have the workforce to build it. And he’s not even close. For starters, the U.S. […]

Evangelicals love Trump’s immigration policies – Vox

Evangelicals love Trump’s immigration policies – Vox. Why are white evangelicals so devoted to President Trump? It’s a question that has preoccupied many academics and political observers — and a Christmas Day exchange between Pete Buttigieg and a Christian right blogger shed some light on one answer. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a contender for the Democratic […]

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Argues Impeaching Trump Will Only ‘Embolden’ Him | HuffPost

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Argues Impeaching Trump Will Only 'Embolden' Him | HuffPost. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D) on Saturday defended her decision not to vote to impeach President Donald Trump, saying impeaching him will only “embolden” him and increase his chance of reelection. “I think impeachment, unfortunately, will only further embolden Donald Trump, increase his support and the likelihood that […]

“Go After the Truth No Matter Who It Benefits” – Mother Jones

“Go After the Truth No Matter Who It Benefits” – Mother Jones. by Monika Bauerlein It’s easy to feel lonely right now—this time of year, this moment in history. You might be surrounded by people you love but who no longer seem to share your core values. You might be separated from loved ones by a border or wall. Or […]

Biden Says He Won’t Testify In Possible Senate Impeachment Trial

Biden Says He Won’t Testify In Possible Senate Impeachment Trial. by Nicole Lafond · December 28, 2019 Former Vice President Joe Biden said he wouldn’t comply with any possible congressional subpoena for his testimony if the Senate holds an impeachment trial because it would take the focus off of President Trump. Biden made the remarks during an interview with the […]

AOC for president? The buzz has begun – POLITICO

AOC for president? The buzz has begun – POLITICO. LOS ANGELES — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was campaigning for Bernie Sanders at a jampacked beach-side rally last week when she took a moment to look beyond 2020. “I know, and we all know, that this isn’t just about Bernie Sanders,” she said. “This is about a movement that has been decades in […]

Joe Biden explains why he’d defy a Senate impeachment trial subpoena – Vox

Joe Biden explains why he’d defy a Senate impeachment trial subpoena – Vox. Former Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview on Friday that if he were subpoenaed to testify in President Donald Trump’s upcoming Senate impeachment trial, he would defy the order. His comments, made to the Des Moines Register’s editorial board, marked the second time this month […]

Biden Waffles On Potential Senate Subpoena After Saying He’d Defy It | HuffPost

Biden Waffles On Potential Senate Subpoena After Saying He'd Defy It | HuffPost. Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to — sort of — walk back a statement he made Friday that he would refuse to testify at the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump — even if he was subpoenaed. “I would honor whatever the Congress in fact legitimately […]

Here Are Mother Jones’ Most-Read Stories of 2019—and the Decade – Mother Jones

Here Are Mother Jones’ Most-Read Stories of 2019—and the Decade – Mother Jones. Lately it seems like the news cycle is all impeachment all the time, but other news happened in 2019, and Mother Jones broke some of it. This list of our 10 most-read stories of the year is a pretty good sample of what we’ve been up to—digging […]

Wave of apparent anti-Semitic attacks hits New York.

Wave of apparent anti-Semitic attacks hits New York.. by Daniel Politi · December 28, 2019 Thousands of mourners gather in Borough Park for the funeral of The Skulener Rebbe, Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal who died on Monday on April 2, 2019 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The New York Police Department is increasing its presence in several Brooklyn […]

Trump RT’s Article Outing Whistleblower | Talking Points Memo

Trump RT’s Article Outing Whistleblower | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · December 27, 2019 President Trump isn’t done with his crusade to expose the identity of the whistleblower whose complaint detailing the Ukraine pressure campaign sparked the impeachment inquiry. On Thursday night, the President retweeted an article from the Washington Examiner that names the person that Trump’s allies […]

AOC for president? The buzz has begun – POLITICO

AOC for president? The buzz has begun – POLITICO. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was campaigning for Bernie Sanders at a jampacked beach-side rally last week when she took a moment to look beyond 2020. “I know, and we all know, that this isn’t just about Bernie Sanders,” she said. “This is about a movement that has been decades in the making.” Since […]

Mike Bloomberg has spent $100 million on campaign ads in a month – Vox

Mike Bloomberg has spent $100 million on campaign ads in a month – Vox. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent well over $100 million on advertising since entering the Democratic presidential primary about a month ago — a head-spinning sum of money for ad buys that dwarfs most of his competition and highlights the unique advantages of being […]

Flurry Of Anti-Semitic Attacks Emerge In New York City During Hanukkah | HuffPost

Flurry Of Anti-Semitic Attacks Emerge In New York City During Hanukkah | HuffPost. New York City police are investigating at least six possible anti-Semitic hate crimes that occurred over the past week and coincide with Hanukkah. The attacks occurred primarily in the borough of Brooklyn, with multiple victims between the ages of 6 and 65 years old claiming they were […]

Trump’s Not Richard Nixon. He’s Andrew Johnson. – Mother Jones

Trump’s Not Richard Nixon. He’s Andrew Johnson. – Mother Jones. by Tim Murphy It’s not hard to think of a historical precedent for President Donald Trump’s attempts to trade military assistance to the Ukrainian government for actionable dirt on his chief political rival. The pathetic desperation of the crime itself, the bungling attempt at a cover-up, the incriminating transcript—“it really […]

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign says its fundraising dropped 30 percent from last quarter

Elizabeth Warren's campaign says its fundraising dropped 30 percent from last quarter. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign says its fundraising dropped 30 percent from last quarter 1:01 p.m. RHONA WISE/AFP via Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) presidential campaign is looking for a little holiday miracle. On Friday, Warren’s campaign sent an email to supporters saying her fundraising was “a good chunk […]

Disgraced ex-Cardinal McCarrick reportedly gave $600,000 to clerics over the years.

Disgraced ex-Cardinal McCarrick reportedly gave $600,000 to clerics over the years.. Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick appears to have been a fan of handing out money to other powerful leaders in the Catholic Church. Over the years, the disgraced cardinal, who was defrocked for sexual abuse, sent checks worth more than $600,000 to clerics, including two popes, according to the Washington […]

Trump RT’s Article Outing Whistleblower | Talking Points Memo

Trump RT’s Article Outing Whistleblower | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · December 27, 2019 President Trump isn’t done with his crusade to expose the identity of the whistleblower whose complaint detailing the Ukraine pressure campaign sparked the impeachment inquiry. On Thursday night, the President retweeted an article from the Washington Examiner that names the person that Trump’s allies […]

Democratic insiders: Bernie could win the nomination – POLITICO

Democratic insiders: Bernie could win the nomination – POLITICO. Suddenly, Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is being taken seriously. For months the Vermont senator was written off by Democratic Party insiders as a candidate with a committed but ultimately narrow base who was too far left to win the primary. Elizabeth Warren had skyrocketed in the polls and seemed to be […]

Supreme Court: 9 cases that shaped the 2010s – Vox

Supreme Court: 9 cases that shaped the 2010s – Vox. If you want to understand what the Supreme Court became in the last decade, consider a 2012 study by University of California, Irvine law professor Rick Hasen. Between 1975 and 1990, Hasen found that Congress enacted “an average of twelve overrides of Supreme Court cases in each two-year Congressional term.” […]

Bernie Sanders Explains Why Low Unemployment Doesn’t Mean Americans Are Better Off | HuffPost

Bernie Sanders Explains Why Low Unemployment Doesn't Mean Americans Are Better Off | HuffPost. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wants people to know there’s a bigger picture to the U.S. economy than the low unemployment numbers the Trump White House keeps touting. In a conversation with The Los Angeles Times editorial board published on Thursday, the Democratic presidential candidate explained how […]

Why Are the Democratic Candidates Talking Past Latinx Voters? – Mother Jones

Why Are the Democratic Candidates Talking Past Latinx Voters? – Mother Jones. At last month’s Democratic presidential debate, moderator Rachel Maddow brought up a United Nations report that called climate change a crisis and asked the candidates about their plans to address it. One by one, they answered. Tulsi Gabbard promised to end subsidies for the fossil fuel industry. Tom […]

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders’ polling numbers have barely moved in the past year

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders' polling numbers have barely moved in the past year. Candidates have come and gone, but Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are forever. In the ongoing 2020 Democratic presidential primary, RealClearPolitics puts the former vice president’s polling average at 27.8 percent as of its last update on Dec. 19. Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont, gets […]

A year at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shows Trump’s devastating impact.

A year at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shows Trump’s devastating impact.. With the help of Senate Republicans, Donald Trump spent the first three years of his presidency remaking the federal judiciary in his own image. The president has appointed 133 district court judges, 50 appeals court judges, and two Supreme Court justices—meaning about one-fifth of the nation’s […]

‘We’ve never seen spending like this’: Bloomberg, Steyer saturate airwaves – POLITICO

‘We’ve never seen spending like this’: Bloomberg, Steyer saturate airwaves – POLITICO. They entered the race late, but the two billionaires seeking the Democratic nomination are making up for lost time. Together, Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg have poured nearly $200 million into television and digital advertising alone, with the former New York mayor spending an unprecedented $120 million in […]

Abortion rights could be dismantled in 2020. The story starts in 2010. – Vox

Abortion rights could be dismantled in 2020. The story starts in 2010. – Vox. by Anna North · December 23, 2019 This year, five states passed laws banning abortion before most people know they’re pregnant. Alabama passed a ban on the procedure at any stage of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest. In Ohio, lawmakers introduced a bill […]

Michael Bloomberg Confirms He Used Prison Labor To Make 2020 Campaign Calls | HuffPost

Michael Bloomberg Confirms He Used Prison Labor To Make 2020 Campaign Calls | HuffPost. Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been exploiting prison labor to make calls on behalf of his campaign, The Intercept reported on Wednesday. The Bloomberg campaign contracted a call center company named ProCom through a third-party vendor to conduct the […]

“Go After the Truth No Matter Who It Benefits” – Mother Jones

“Go After the Truth No Matter Who It Benefits” – Mother Jones. by Monika Bauerlein It’s easy to feel lonely right now—this time of year, this moment in history. You might be surrounded by people you love but who no longer seem to share your core values. You might be separated from loved ones by a border or wall. Or […]

The 2010s Were The Decade That Bent Democracy To The Breaking Point | Talking Points Memo

The 2010s Were The Decade That Bent Democracy To The Breaking Point | Talking Points Memo. The decade that began in 2010 witnessed the gravest threats to the integrity of American democracy since the Civil War. It was the age of extreme polarization and political gerrymandering. It saw an unprecedent intervention in an American presidential election by a hostile foreign […]

Trump’s impeachment trial clouded by Schumer-McConnell feud – POLITICO

Trump's impeachment trial clouded by Schumer-McConnell feud – POLITICO. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is pressing for new documents related to President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, emphasizing that the paper trail from the White House’s Ukraine decision-making is just as important as his call for administration witnesses. In a letter to his 99 Senate colleagues on Monday morning, Schumer made […]

Democratic donors are more progressive, despite wine cave controversy – Vox

Democratic donors are more progressive, despite wine cave controversy – Vox. The dustup over South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s high-dollar wine cave fundraiser is just one round in a long-running argument about the influence of donors and fundraising on American politics. The view on the left is that the public is crying out for progressive change and is blocked […]

Andrew Yang Has The Most Conservative Health Care Plan In The Democratic Primary | HuffPost

Andrew Yang Has The Most Conservative Health Care Plan In The Democratic Primary | HuffPost. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang has had unexpected staying power in the Democratic presidential primary thanks in part to the enthusiasm for his plan to provide every American with a basic income of $1,000 a month. But the boldness of his signature idea only serves to underscore […]

Evangelicals Are Not Happy About Christian Magazine’s Support for Impeachment – Mother Jones

Evangelicals Are Not Happy About Christian Magazine’s Support for Impeachment – Mother Jones. Last week, Christianity Today drew ire from Donald Trump after publishing an editorial calling for the president’s removal, citing the Ukraine scandal and his moral deficiencies. The president published a series of dismissive tweets, labeling the Christian magazine “liberal,” and his supporters followed suit. Now more than […]

Utilities are taking on record debt levels. Good.

Utilities are taking on record debt levels. Good.. As counterintuitive as it may sound, sometimes a borrowing spree is a good thing. Take America’s power utilities: They’ve sold a record-breaking $90 billion in bonds so far in 2019. In absolute dollars, that’s a pretty significant increase over the last decade, from $15 billion worth of bonds in 2008. Compared to […]

Michael Bloomberg used prison labor to make presidential campaign calls.

Michael Bloomberg used prison labor to make presidential campaign calls.. The richest contender for the presidency in 2020 used prisoners to make phone calls to California for his campaign, reports the Intercept. Michael Bloomberg’s campaign contracted, through a third-party vendor, a New Jersey-based company called ProCom. That firm runs two call centers in Oklahoma that are operated out of state […]

Trump: Ready To Unwrap NK ‘Gift’ | Talking Points Memo

Trump: Ready To Unwrap NK ‘Gift’ | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · December 24, 2019 President Trump is spreading holiday cheer by … bragging about how he’s ready to unwrap whatever North Korea’s “Christmas gift” would be. During a teleconference with members of the military Tuesday, Trump boasted that the “Christmas gift” that North Korea threatened — which […]

Understanding Democrats’ March Toward Electoral Defeat

Understanding Democrats' March Toward Electoral Defeat. by Tucker Carlson · December 24, 2019 After months of false starts and threats and endless posturing, Donald Trump has joined Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, becoming the third American president impeached by the House of Representatives. Democrats started promising to do this before the president was elected. Still, it feels kind of weird, […]

Why Orthodox Christians are losing faith in Putin – POLITICO

Why Orthodox Christians are losing faith in Putin – POLITICO. by Marc Bennetts · December 24, 2019 MOSCOW — As Vladimir Putin prepared to return to the Kremlin for a third term of office in 2012, Patriarch Kirill, the powerful head of the Russian Orthodox Church, described the ex-KGB officer’s rule as a “miracle of God.” The patriarch’s comments, made […]

State Department memo opposes bill to resettle Syrian refugees – Vox

State Department memo opposes bill to resettle Syrian refugees – Vox. The Trump administration opposed a bill that would allow Kurds and other Syrian refugees to immigrate to the US more easily as Turkey’s recent offensive in the war-torn country has left tens of thousands of civilians displaced, according to a leaked State Department memo first reported by the Daily […]

House Judiciary Committee Raises Prospect Of More Impeachment Articles | HuffPost

House Judiciary Committee Raises Prospect Of More Impeachment Articles | HuffPost. The House Judiciary Committee held open the possibility Monday of recommending additional articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as it pressed anew for the testimony of former White House counsel Don McGahn. The committee wants a federal appeals court to order McGahn to testify as it examines potential […]

The Wine Wars Continue: Warren Had a Winery Fundraiser in 2018 – Mother Jones

The Wine Wars Continue: Warren Had a Winery Fundraiser in 2018 – Mother Jones. It wasn’t in wine cave. But in June 2018 Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren had a fundraiser at the City Winery Boston, where guests who contributed at least $1,000 received a souvenir wine bottle, the Associated Press reported on Saturday. The event featured a performance by Melissa […]

Pelosi’s impeachment endgame

Pelosi's impeachment endgame. Don’t worry, America. There will be an impeachment trial for President Trump in the U.S. Senate — and it will happen sooner rather than later. Yes, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is spending the holidays hoarding the articles of impeachment and refusing to formally transmit them to the Senate. She is instead using them as leverage to […]

House Floats Possibility Of More Impeachment Articles If It Gets McGahn’s Testimony | Talking Points Memo

House Floats Possibility Of More Impeachment Articles If It Gets McGahn’s Testimony | Talking Points Memo. The House Judiciary Committee, still fighting in court for former White House counsel Don McGahn’s testimony, suggested Monday that it was considering articles of impeachment in addition to those adopted by the House last Wednesday. The suggestion came in a court filing requested by […]

How Trump is filling the liberal 9th Circuit with conservatives – POLITICO

How Trump is filling the liberal 9th Circuit with conservatives – POLITICO. A bastion of liberalism in the federal judiciary is slowly turning rightward, threatening Democratic court challenges on everything from abortion to who gets a green card. The Senate confirmation of Lawrence VanDyke and Patrick Bumatay to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this month brought to nine […]

Hillary Clinton’s Long, Strange Twitter Afterlife – POLITICO

Hillary Clinton’s Long, Strange Twitter Afterlife – POLITICO. If there’s one moment that captures Hillary Clinton’s current social media voice—and the way her fiercest followers perceive it—it came in late November, at the end of a marathon week of impeachment hearings. CNN commentator Bakari Sellers mused on Twitter: “Do y’all ever sit back and think about how much @HillaryClinton was […]

The Government-Citizen Disconnect: Suzanne Mettler on why Americans hate welfare – Vox

The Government-Citizen Disconnect: Suzanne Mettler on why Americans hate welfare – Vox. “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” President Ronald Reagan uttered those words in his 1981 inaugural address to the country. He was referring specifically to the government’s role in helping bring the US out of an economic crisis. But since then, it’s […]

Pete Buttigieg Bundler Offers Influence Opportunity To Wealthy Donors: Report | HuffPost

Pete Buttigieg Bundler Offers Influence Opportunity To Wealthy Donors: Report | HuffPost. One of Pete Buttigieg’s top fundraisers reportedly offered at least one wealthy prospective donor the opportunity for increased influence with the Democratic presidential candidate in exchange for large monetary contributions. “If you want to get on the campaign’s radar now before he is flooded with donations after winning […]

India’s Modi defends citizenship law

India's Modi defends citizenship law. Modi on Sunday defended his Hindu nationalist government’s recently passed citizenship law that has sparked protests across the country as nothing less than a humanitarian gesture. The law allows illegal immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh to claim Indian citizenship if they can show they were victims of religious persecution. But it only extends to […]

Christianity Today Editor Says He’s Troubled By Fellow Evangelicals Who Won’t Call Out Trump

Christianity Today Editor Says He’s Troubled By Fellow Evangelicals Who Won’t Call Out Trump. Mark Galli, editor-in-chief of the evangelical magazine Christianity Today, said on Sunday that he’s worried how other evangelical Christians refuse to speak out against President Donald Trump’s decidedly un-Christian behavior. Galli, who called for Trump’s removal in a controversial op-ed last week, told CBS News’ “Face […]

‘He’s the linchpin’: Buttigieg blocking all roads to the nomination – POLITICO

‘He’s the linchpin’: Buttigieg blocking all roads to the nomination – POLITICO. Democrats’ latest presidential debate revealed a new reality candidates face just over six weeks before the Iowa caucuses: All roads to the nomination run directly through Pete Buttigieg. For months, conflict within the Democratic primary had lurched forward haphazardly, with hits on Joe Biden falling flat and lines […]

In 2020, Joe Biden and the “moderates” are well to Obama’s left – Vox

In 2020, Joe Biden and the “moderates” are well to Obama’s left – Vox. Thursday’s debate, like the collisions that preceded it, pitted a “leftist” lane led by Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren against a “moderate” lane led by former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The former believe in “big, structural change,” going […]

Emails Show White House Moved To Halt Ukraine Aid Right After ‘Perfect Call’ | HuffPost

Emails Show White House Moved To Halt Ukraine Aid Right After 'Perfect Call' | HuffPost. A trove of documents released late Friday evening show that the White House moved to halt nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine directly after President Donald Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Congress was not to be told, according to […]

California drives U.S. homelessness increase

California drives U.S. homelessness increase. The Department of Housing and Urban Development released Friday its estimate of annual homelessness in the United States, concluding that the number of homeless people in the country increased 2.7 percent over the last year. The jump is reportedly strongly tied to California’s housing crisis, especially in Los Angeles and San Francisco. California alone experienced […]

Recession fears are over for now. How did that happen?

Recession fears are over for now. How did that happen?. Back during the summer, everybody seemed to be worried that an economic downturn was coming. The bond markets were flashing ominous warning signs. Stock traders were suffering chest pains over Donald Trump’s seemingly intractable trade war with China. The job market appeared to be losing a bit of steam and […]

Wine Cave Owner: ‘It’s Not Fair’ He’s Been Dragged Into Dem Fight

Wine Cave Owner: ‘It’s Not Fair’ He’s Been Dragged Into Dem Fight. Craig Hall, who owns the wine cave at the heart of the Democratic feud between Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, said that it’s “not fair” that he’s being used as a “pawn” in the struggle. According to the New York Times, he and […]

Pelosi and McConnell step into impeachment abyss – POLITICO

Pelosi and McConnell step into impeachment abyss – POLITICO. Welcome to impeachment anarchy. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are roaming freely between the lines of the Constitution, which spells out very little about the technicalities of the impeachment process. So both leaders, two of the savviest and most ruthless tacticians of the era, are working to […]

In 2020, Joe Biden and the “moderates” are well to Obama’s left – Vox

In 2020, Joe Biden and the “moderates” are well to Obama’s left – Vox. Thursday’s debate, like the collisions that preceded it, pitted a “leftist” lane led by Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren against a “moderate” lane led by former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The former believe in “big, structural change,” going […]

CNN Commentators Challenge Warren On Buttigieg’s ‘Purity Test’ Charge | HuffPost

CNN Commentators Challenge Warren On Buttigieg's 'Purity Test' Charge | HuffPost. An increasingly contentious dispute between Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg regarding the role of high-dollar closed-door fundraisers in the 2020 presidential race came to a head in Thursday night’s Democratic debate, where Warren called out Buttigieg for holding a lavish private fundraiser in […]

Pete Buttigieg endorses corruption

Pete Buttigieg endorses corruption. The 2020 presidential death march, I mean presidential campaign, ground on Thursday night with yet another debate. Despite it being hosted by the snoozefest publications PBS and Politico, it turned out to be the most interesting and substantive debate so far, by a wide margin. There was the longest discussion of climate change we’ve seen, and […]

Pete Buttigieg’s Wikipedia page has a very attentive editor.

Pete Buttigieg’s Wikipedia page has a very attentive editor.. Pete Buttigieg, the young, telegenic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, prides himself on being the only millennial currently vying for the presidency, and his path up to this point has been a fairly deliberate one. He was even named “Most Likely to be U.S. President” his senior year of high school. […]