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Progressives hunt down one of the last conservative Democrats – POLITICO

Progressives hunt down one of the last conservative Democrats – POLITICO. by Natasha Korecki · December 16, 2017 Rep. Dan Lipinski is something of an exotic species: a Democrat who opposes abortion and cast votes against both the Affordable Care Act and the DREAM Act. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images CHICAGO — Powerful interests are lined up against him. Outside spending […]

How African Students Became Pawns In Russia’s Election Trolling Scheme

How African Students Became Pawns In Russia’s Election Trolling Scheme. by Philip Obaji Jr. · December 17, 2017 In 2016 Russian agents approached Nigerian students in Moscow hoping they’d help convince American blacks Hillary Clinton was a “racist bitch.” Clumsy? Yes. But typical. CALABAR, Nigeria—You may recall those wannabe YouTube stars Williams and Kalvin Johnson, two black bloggers who went […]

I’m A Brown Woman Who’s Breaking Up With The Democratic Party | HuffPost

I'm A Brown Woman Who's Breaking Up With The Democratic Party | HuffPost. Dear Democratic Party: You were the love of my life. I fell in love early and hard. I have been the kind of party loyalist ― the kind of sappy, soapbox-y, clichéd devotee ― that makes Fox News moonwalk with glee. The first vote I ever cast, […]

Alabama hangover: Can a party with no ideas beat a party with no soul? – Salon.com

Alabama hangover: Can a party with no ideas beat a party with no soul? – Salon.com. Riding an Alabama high, Democrats dream of a big comeback in 2018 and beyond. But is being “decent” really enough? Andrew O’Hehir2017-12-16T17:00:17Z•2017-12-16T17:00:17Z• 0 Comments It’s easy to over-interpret this week’s political earthquake in Alabama, which was an anomalous situation that can’t be replicated anywhere […]

Democrats need an agenda — and they need it now

Democrats need an agenda — and they need it now. In the wake of the stunning victory by Doug Jones in Alabama, the Democrats have a very real prospect of taking over both the House and the Senate in 2018. Taking over the House requires winning only 24 seats, which, with the generic ballot favoring Democrats by double-digits and consistent […]

Republicans are worried about the integrity of Mueller’s team. That’s overblown. – The Washington Post

Republicans are worried about the integrity of Mueller’s team. That’s overblown. – The Washington Post. SPECIAL COUNSEL Robert S. Mueller III began his investigation of Russian election interference to bipartisan praise. Both Democrats and Republicans lauded the former FBI director as the ideal candidate to conduct a politically tricky investigation with rigor and honesty. Yet as Mr. Mueller’s probe has […]

The G.O.P.’s Legislative Lemons – The New York Times

The G.O.P.’s Legislative Lemons – The New York Times. After a secretive, whirlwind negotiating session, Capitol Hill Republicans have agreed on a tax package. They’ve taken this from the Senate version and that from the House version, and it looks as if it’s going to become law. But it doesn’t add up, and the American people know it. The bill […]

Senate Democrats to force vote on FCC net neutrality repeal

Senate Democrats to force vote on FCC net neutrality repeal. by David Shepardson3 Min Read · December 15, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Friday he would force a vote on the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal the 2015 landmark net neutrality rules. The FCC voted Thursday along party lines to reverse the Obama […]

Justice Department watchdog details role in sharing anti-Trump texts – POLITICO

Justice Department watchdog details role in sharing anti-Trump texts – POLITICO. by Josh Gerstein · December 15, 2017 FBI agents are permitted to hold political views, Democrats argue, and there’s no evidence that either agent Peter Strzok or attorney Lisa Page took action to affect the investigation. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images IG says he agreed sending messages to Hill wouldn’t […]

Harvey Weinstein’s Insidious Sabotage of Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino’s Careers

Harvey Weinstein’s Insidious Sabotage of Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino’s Careers. by Amy Zimmerman · December 15, 2017 ‘Lord of the Rings’ director Peter Jackson says Weinstein fed him “false information” about the actresses, which dissuaded him from casting them in projects. After a decades-long reign of terror, we’re still learning the full extent of Harvey Weinstein’s damage. As sexual […]

The Guy Who Repealed Net Neutrality Caught Dancing in Video with Pizzagate Conspiracy Theorist – Mother Jones

The Guy Who Repealed Net Neutrality Caught Dancing in Video with Pizzagate Conspiracy Theorist – Mother Jones. by Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn FCC chairman Ajit Pai during the net neutrality vote. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially voted to repeal net neutrality Thursday, handing telecom companies a massive win. […]

How Apple lost its sheen

How Apple lost its sheen. When you’ve been writing about tech for some time, you always have to be prepared to answer one inevitable question from friends and family, especially around this time of year: “So, which phone/tablet/computer should I buy?” For years, my answer has been pretty reliable: If you have the money, just get whatever Apple makes. My […]

Joe Biden on Reducing Gun Violence After Sandy Hook Shooting | Time

Joe Biden on Reducing Gun Violence After Sandy Hook Shooting | Time. Joe Biden was the 47th Vice President of the United States and currently leads the University of Delaware Biden Institute for Domestic Policy. On December 14, 2012, 20 first-graders and 6 educators were murdered by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. President Obama and […]

Trump’s Numbers Near a Tipping Point

Trump’s Numbers Near a Tipping Point. by Eleanor Clift · December 15, 2017 opinion Things fell apart for Nixon when he dropped below 30 percent approval in his second term. Trump is getting there in his first year. Public opinion can take off like a runaway train once it gets going. President Donald Trump, already polling lower than any of […]

In the Senate, Republicans are paying a price for their extremism – Vox

In the Senate, Republicans are paying a price for their extremism – Vox. It’s an article of faith among many Democrats that Republicans have somehow escaped the electoral consequences for the increasing extremism of their party. Doug Jones’s narrow victory over Roy Moore on Tuesday night looked, to many liberals, like a rare exception. But as political scientist Matt Glassman […]

This Tax Bill Is a Trillion-Dollar Blunder – Bloomberg

This Tax Bill Is a Trillion-Dollar Blunder – Bloomberg. by Michael R. Bloomberg @MikeBloomberg More stories by Michael R. Bloomberg Last month a Wall Street Journal editor asked a room full of CEOs to raise their hands if the corporate tax cut being considered in Congress would lead them to invest more. Very few hands went up. Attending was Gary […]

From Sulzberger to Sulzberger at The New York Times

From Sulzberger to Sulzberger at The New York Times. by Lloyd Grove · December 14, 2017 The Gray Lady’s publisher announced Thursday that he will step down in 2018, passing the torch to yet another Sulzberger in a long line of Sulzbergers who’ve run the paper. The torch has been passed to a new generation of Sulzbergers at one of […]

How Net Neutrality Repeal Could Silence Women And People Of Color | HuffPost

How Net Neutrality Repeal Could Silence Women And People Of Color | HuffPost. Billion-dollar corporations scored a victory on Thursday as the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality protections. Back in 2015, these rules were put in place to prevent internet service providers, such as Comcast, Spectrum and Verizon, from treating some internet content differently. Now these companies […]

Elizabeth Warren Just Let Loose on Trump and Monsanto – Mother Jones

Elizabeth Warren Just Let Loose on Trump and Monsanto – Mother Jones. by Tom Philpott Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at the Open Market Institute.Screengrab/YouTube Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. Back in September 2016, US agribusiness titan Monsanto and German chemical conglomerate Bayer agreed to a $66 billion merger, making way for a globe-spanning firm […]

Republicans Race (Again) To Avoid A Government Shutdown – Talking Points Memo

Republicans Race (Again) To Avoid A Government Shutdown – Talking Points Memo. · by Alice Ollstein Funding for the government expires at the end of next week, and Republicans are crafting a plan that would fund the military for a full year while only giving the rest of the government a short-term stop-gap until Jan. 19. As the outline of […]

An FBI agent’s anti-Trump text messages pose a growing threat to the Mueller investigation – Vox

An FBI agent’s anti-Trump text messages pose a growing threat to the Mueller investigation – Vox. A senior FBI counterintelligence official who had until recently been part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation spent months sending text messages to a colleague in the run-up to the 2016 election that derided President Donald Trump as a “douche,” an “utter idiot,” […]

Omarosa Manigault Newman Resigns From White House | HuffPost

Omarosa Manigault Newman Resigns From White House | HuffPost. Omarosa Manigault Newman, the controversial White House aide picked by President Donald Trump, has resigned. Newman resigned on Tuesday, White House officials told multiple outlets. She will continue her job until Jan. 20. “We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service,” press secretary Sarah Sanders […]

American Taliban – Salon.com

American Taliban – Salon.com. I had a nightmare some years ago. I had moved from Los Angeles to a southern state that had gone from marginally purple to bright red in the last election. The Republicans held the governorship and both houses of the legislature for the first time in generations, and every day you could pick up the paper […]

One Map Shows Why Democrats Shouldn’t Feel Too Hopeful After Alabama Win – Mother Jones

One Map Shows Why Democrats Shouldn’t Feel Too Hopeful After Alabama Win – Mother Jones. Democrat Doug Jones’ upset victory in Alabama’s Senate race on Tuesday gives Democrats renewed hope of an electoral wave in the 2018 midterm elections, but it comes with a warning—a strangely shaped one. In much of the country, partisan and racial gerrymandering is so extreme […]

PBS suspends Tavis Smiley talk show over sexual misconduct allegations

PBS suspends Tavis Smiley talk show over sexual misconduct allegations. PBS announced Wednesday it has “indefinitely suspended distribution” of the late-night talk show Tavis Smiley after the host was accused of sexual misconduct. “PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after leaning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley,” the public broadcaster said in a statement. “This […]

Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore, scrambling congressional agenda – The Washington Post

Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore, scrambling congressional agenda – The Washington Post. by Mike DeBonis · December 12, 2017 Doug Jones’s odds-defying victory in Alabama — handing Democrats a vanishingly rare Senate win in the Deep South — scrambles President Trump’s legislative agenda for the coming year, threatens to heighten Republican infighting and sounds an alarm for the GOP’s prospects […]

Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump

Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump. Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race marked by sexual misconduct accusations against Republican candidate Roy Moore. The stunning upset by Jones makes him the first […]

Dems back away from brink on Dreamers – POLITICO

Dems back away from brink on Dreamers – POLITICO. Democratic leaders aren’t going to shut down the government to save Dreamers in December. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi haven’t stopped fighting to deliver something on immigration by the end of the month. But they’ve subtly shifted their rhetoric in recent days and aren’t insisting […]

Doug Jones is the first Democrat to win an Alabama Senate seat in 25 years – Vox

Doug Jones is the first Democrat to win an Alabama Senate seat in 25 years – Vox. Deep-red Alabama has elected a Democrat to the US Senate for the first time in 25 years: Civil rights attorney Doug Jones will be going to Washington after defeating Republican Roy Moore. For much of the race, Jones lived in Moore’s shadow. Even […]

Some liberals are still upset that Al Franken is resigning – Salon.com

Some liberals are still upset that Al Franken is resigning – Salon.com. Not every Democrat is convinced that compelling Al Franken to resign was the right thing to do — or the smart thing Matthew Rozsa2017-12-12T20:52:36Z•2017-12-12T20:52:36Z• 0 Comments Given that Sen. Al Franken announced last week that he will resign his seat as a United States Senator from Minnesota, it’s […]

Why bitcoin is fool’s gold

Why bitcoin is fool's gold. When most analysts think of bitcoin, they think of tulips. The cryptocurrency’s run-up in recent months, in which it’s rocketed from around $2,500 in mid-2017 to about $16,000 today, has all the hallmarks of a legendary bubble, right up there with the infamous tulip craze of the 17th century. But Cameron Winklevoss, the former Mark […]

How the Press Corps Found Itself on the Ballot in Alabama

How the Press Corps Found Itself on the Ballot in Alabama. · by Andrew Desiderio · December 12, 2017 The question being asked of voters is, can you believe what you read? Tuesday gives us the answer. MIDLAND CITY, Alabama—A Roy Moore victory over Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate special election would represent a major victory for President Donald […]

The limitations of punishment in the #MeToo moment.

The limitations of punishment in the #MeToo moment.. · by Isaac Chotiner · December 11, 2017 Harvey Weinstein, Elliot Rodger, and ex-Minn. Sen. Al Franken. DSK/AFP/Getty Images; Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images; Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM In her new book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny, Kate Manne examines an unfortunately ubiquitous reality through an intriguing lens. Manne, who teaches philosophy […]

The Trump economy is nothing special – Vox

The Trump economy is nothing special – Vox. A funny thing happened on Inauguration Day, and the exact same economic conditions that had existed throughout 2016 — steady but nonspectacular job growth, low unemployment, sluggish but real wage growth, record stock market valuations — changed political valences. Suddenly, performance Trump labeled disastrous under Obama was spectacular under Trump. In some […]

Polls Won’t Tell You Who’s Going To Win The Alabama Senate Race | HuffPost

Polls Won't Tell You Who's Going To Win The Alabama Senate Race | HuffPost. Election polls often provide a pretty good sense of who’s about to win. But sometimes, what they tell us is simply that the race is too uncertain to make any bets before the votes are counted. The surveys of Tuesday’s special election for Alabama’s next U.S. […]

Sen. Gillibrand Calls for Trump to Resign Over Allegations of Sexual Misconduct – Mother Jones

Sen. Gillibrand Calls for Trump to Resign Over Allegations of Sexual Misconduct – Mother Jones. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Monday called on President Donald Trump to immediately resign over the allegations of sexual misconduct that first emerged during the election against him, describing the claims as both “credible” and “heartbreaking.” “These allegations are credible, they are numerous,” Gillibrand told […]

Democrats are finally figuring out how to reclaim the political high ground

Democrats are finally figuring out how to reclaim the political high ground. Finally, Democrats are getting their act together on sexual harassment and assault. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) has resigned, and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has said that he is also going to step down shortly. This goes a considerable distance toward the party reclaiming the moral high ground on […]

US-based climate scientists to take research to France

US-based climate scientists to take research to France. It is a dream come true for U.S.-based climate scientists — the offer of all-expenses-paid life in France to advance their research in Europe instead of in the United States under climate skeptic President Donald Trump, two of the winners say. American scientist Camille Parmesan and British scientist Benjamin Sanderson are among […]

Sadly, Trump Is Winning | HuffPost

Sadly, Trump Is Winning | HuffPost. This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write and admit: Trump is winning. In the brief space of a week, he won a brief court fight to shove Mick Mulvaney to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Mulvaney wasted no time in unhinging a spate of consumer protection rulings, regulations, […]

Democrats are finally figuring out how to reclaim the political high ground

Democrats are finally figuring out how to reclaim the political high ground. Finally, Democrats are getting their act together on sexual harassment and assault. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) has resigned, and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has said that he is also going to step down shortly. This goes a considerable distance toward the party reclaiming the moral high ground on […]

Why the #MeToo Movement Should Be Ready for a Backlash – POLITICO Magazine

Why the #MeToo Movement Should Be Ready for a Backlash – POLITICO Magazine. As a much-needed reckoning happens in the workplace, look to college campuses for a note of caution. In the final five years of his presidency, Barack Obama’s administration undertook a worthy and bold challenge: the elimination of sexual assault on campuses. In fact, Obama’s team had a […]

Where is the line between office flirtation and sexual harassment?

Where is the line between office flirtation and sexual harassment?. by Allison Benedikt · December 5, 2017 Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by ShaunWilkinson/iStock. When I was 23 years old, my boss would look down the gap at the waistband of my jeans when he walked past my desk. I was an entry-level fact-checker at my first magazine job, and […]

Trump attacks reporter over already-deleted crowd size tweet. He still hasn’t explained the lie. – Vox

Trump attacks reporter over already-deleted crowd size tweet. He still hasn’t explained the lie. – Vox. by Emily Stewart · December 10, 2017 Yesterday, President Donald Trump called for a Washington Post journalist to be fired Saturday over an erroneous tweet about his crowd size. The reporter quickly apologized for the mix-up and had deleted the tweet, because that’s generally […]

Cory Booker Calls On Donald Trump To Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations | HuffPost

Cory Booker Calls On Donald Trump To Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations | HuffPost. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is calling on President Donald Trump to resign over the more than a dozen sexual misconduct allegations against him. Booker made the comments Saturday during a campaign event in Alabama to support Doug Jones, the state’s Democratic candidate for Senate. Jones is […]

“It’s time to take them out in cuffs”: Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro calls for a purge of the FBI – Salon.com

“It’s time to take them out in cuffs”: Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro calls for a purge of the FBI – Salon.com. Conservatives are now attacking the FBI and DOJ to protect Trump Sophia Tesfaye2017-12-10T18:31:31Z•2017-12-10T18:31:31Z• 0 Comments 2017 has certainly felt like the upside-down of 2016; a somehow more confusing and disconcerting reality that feels all too surreal. Remember back in […]

Haley: Women Who Accused Trump Of Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard’ – Talking Points Memo

Haley: Women Who Accused Trump Of Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard’ – Talking Points Memo. by Esme Cribb United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley on Sunday said the women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct “should be heard,” breaking with the White House’s line that Trump’s election win settled questions about their allegations. “Women who accuse anyone should be heard,” […]

The Memo: Bill Clinton’s past casts shadow over Democrats | TheHill

The Memo: Bill Clinton's past casts shadow over Democrats | TheHill. by Niall Stanage · December 9, 2017 A retrospective spotlight is being shone on former President Bill Clinton as allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior dominate the political landscape. Democrats for the most part stood by Clinton in the wake of his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky in […]

DNC ‘unity’ panel recommends huge cut in superdelegates – POLITICO

DNC 'unity' panel recommends huge cut in superdelegates – POLITICO. A commission set up to help reform the Democratic presidential nominating process has voted to restrict the number of superdelegates as part of a slew of changes. The Democratic Party’s Unity Reform Commission is recommending cutting the number of superdelegates by about 400, equal to a 60 percent reduction. Many […]

Two new reports say Microsoft overwhelmingly underpays women and stifles their careers.

Two new reports say Microsoft overwhelmingly underpays women and stifles their careers.. Microsoft has been embroiled in a gender pay gap lawsuit for the past two years, fighting allegations that female technical employees at the company are systematically paid less than men and receive fewer opportunities for professional advancement than equally qualified male counterparts. The plaintiffs filed to make the […]

Doug Jones Is Counting On Black Voters. They Don’t Sound Too Inspired. | HuffPost

Doug Jones Is Counting On Black Voters. They Don't Sound Too Inspired. | HuffPost. Days before Alabama’s special Senate election, Democrat Doug Jones is within striking distance of winning a seat his party hasn’t won in 25 years. But he desperately needs black voters to turn out for him, and he may not have done enough to inspire them. “Certainly, […]

Sacrificing Al Franken in order to capture the moral high ground is not a strategy – Salon.com

Sacrificing Al Franken in order to capture the moral high ground is not a strategy – Salon.com. The Franken debacle is the same old drill; the Democrats are marching into their usual circular firing squad Lucian K. Truscott IV2017-12-09T13:00:21Z•2017-12-09T13:00:21Z• 0 Comments Happy now? With an alleged serial sexual abuser in the White House, and an alleged serial pedophile about to […]

The DNC’s day of reckoning is here – Salon.com

The DNC’s day of reckoning is here – Salon.com. Will the Democratic Party reform or close ranks? Sophia A. McClennen2017-12-09T15:00:56Z•2017-12-09T15:00:56Z• 0 Comments Heading into the Democratic National Convention, the underdog candidate and his supporters feel that the primary process is rigged. Citing unfair party rules, especially the use of superdelegates, the campaign charges that the nomination process is ”inequitable,” ”demonstrably […]

Time Names the “Silence Breakers” Its Person of the Year – Mother Jones

Time Names the “Silence Breakers” Its Person of the Year – Mother Jones. Time on Wednesday named the “Silence Breakers” for its 2017 person of the year, dedicating the magazine’s annual title to the “women and men who have broken their silence span all races, all income classes, all occupations and virtually all corners of the globe” on sexual harassment. […]

How Democrats win the future (Opinion) – CNN

How Democrats win the future (Opinion) – CNN. by Tom Perez and Keith Ellison Tom Perez is the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Keith Ellison is the US representative for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District and the deputy chair of the DNC. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors. (CNN)Trust holds families together, and our […]

Exclusive: Taxpayers Paid $220K to Settle Case Involving Rep. Alcee Hastings

Exclusive: Taxpayers Paid $220K to Settle Case Involving Rep. Alcee Hastings. by Stephanie Akin · December 9, 2017 The Treasury Department paid $220,000 in a previously undisclosed agreement to settle a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment that involved Florida Democrat Alcee L. Hastings, according to documents obtained by Roll Call. Winsome Packer, a former staff member of a congressional commission that […]

CNN error extends run of journalistic mishaps – POLITICO

CNN error extends run of journalistic mishaps – POLITICO. The network acknowledged a key mistake in its story on Trump and WikiLeaks. CNN was forced to correct a key error in a story about the Trump campaign and access to hacked Democratic National Committee emails on Friday, extending a run of high-profile media mistakes. In an “exclusive” story posted to […]

Cadet Run Out of West Point After Accusing Army’s Star Quarterback of Rape

Cadet Run Out of West Point After Accusing Army’s Star Quarterback of Rape. He was cleared by the school and the Army—and became captain of the football team. She says she was shamed by fellow cadets and disrespected by the academy’s leaders. Madeline Lewis was born to go to West Point. She says her parents brought her home from the […]

People who can’t remember their Bitcoin passwords are really freaking out.

People who can’t remember their Bitcoin passwords are really freaking out.. by April Glaser · December 8, 2017 You wouldn’t want to lose these. George Frey/Getty Images Bitcoin has had quite a week. On Thursday, the cryptocurrency surged past $19,000 a coin before dropping down to $15,600 by Friday midday. The price of a single Bitcoin was below $1,000 in […]

Trump Again Uses Kate Steinle’s Death To Call For Stricter Immigration | HuffPost

Trump Again Uses Kate Steinle’s Death To Call For Stricter Immigration | HuffPost. At a campaign-style rally in Florida on Friday night, President Donald Trump once again used the death of Kate Steinle to argue for stricter immigration enforcement. “Letting people pour into our country, we don’t know who they are, we don’t know where they come from ― you […]

WaPo: 9th Circuit Judge Accused Of Harassment, Inappropriate Comments – Talking Points Memo

WaPo: 9th Circuit Judge Accused Of Harassment, Inappropriate Comments – Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham The Washington Post reported on Friday on six women — two of them on-the-record — who alleged inappropriate sexual conduct and comments from Judge Alex Kozinski, a judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and, from late 2007 to 2014, the circuit’s chief […]

The fall of Franken

The fall of Franken. “I did not grow up wanting to be a politician,” Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn) said Thursday during a speech on the Senate floor in which he announced his intention to resign “in the coming weeks,” following a flurry of allegations of groping and harassment. It might very well be true that as a child Franken didn’t […]

Al Franken’s Improbable Political Rise and Sudden Fall – The New York Times

Al Franken’s Improbable Political Rise and Sudden Fall – The New York Times. by Carl Hulse · December 7, 2017 Al Franken’s office. As a celebrity with appeal to younger voters, he had been a fresh face for the party. Eric Thayer for The New York Times WASHINGTON — Al Franken walked onto the Senate floor just before noon Thursday […]

Al Franken’s Resignation and the Selective Force of #MeToo | The New Yorker

Al Franken’s Resignation and the Selective Force of #MeToo | The New Yorker. by Masha Gessen · December 7, 2017 The cultural wave that brought down the Minnesota senator only works on half the country. Photograph by Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg via Getty On what he called the worst day of his political life, Senator Al Franken articulated two points […]

Congress clears spending bill, averting shutdown – POLITICO

Congress clears spending bill, averting shutdown – POLITICO. by John Bresnahan · December 7, 2017 President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office on Thursday. | Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images But Democrats and Republicans remain far […]

Al Franken’s selfish, damaging resignation speech – Vox

Al Franken's selfish, damaging resignation speech – Vox. There was something missing from Al Franken’s speech on Thursday. Sen. Franken (D-MN) was resigning after multiple women reported that he had groped or otherwise sexually harassed them. He had apologized before, saying in a news conference just a few days ago, “I know that I’ve let a lot of people down.” […]

John Lewis Won’t Attend Civil Rights Museum Opening Because Trump Is Going | HuffPost

John Lewis Won't Attend Civil Rights Museum Opening Because Trump Is Going | HuffPost. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said Thursday that he will not attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this weekend because President Donald Trump’s “attendance and hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed” in the museum. “After careful consideration and conversations with church […]

Trump exposes the obvious with Israel decision: America is biased – Salon.com

Trump exposes the obvious with Israel decision: America is biased – Salon.com. What’s behind Trump’s Jerusalem decision and why is it setting off unrest in the Middle East? Alyona Minkovski2017-12-07T18:45:47Z•2017-12-07T18:45:47Z• 0 Comments In a move that has received widespread condemnation from around the world, President Trump announced in a speech on Wednesday that his administration will recognize Jerusalem as the […]

Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement Is All About Iran – Mother Jones

Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement Is All About Iran – Mother Jones. by Kevin Drum Wissam Nassar/DPA via ZUMA Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. Like me, Marc Lynch is not especially nervous about the reaction to President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: Most likely, the recognition of Jerusalem will have none of the promised […]

Al Franken isn’t sorry

Al Franken isn't sorry. It’s a comfort to know that today was perhaps the very last time that any of us will have to see the self-satisfied visage of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) leering contemptuously from the floor of the Senate. What I do not understand is why. No one who listened carefully to Franken’s remarks this morning could walk […]

Harvey Weinstein Accused of Racketeering to Cover Up Sexual Assaults of Women

Harvey Weinstein Accused of Racketeering to Cover Up Sexual Assaults of Women. by Kelly Weill · December 6, 2017 The ex-movie mogul, his companies, his board, and his ‘army of spies’ are accused of running a mafia-like outfit to facilitate alleged rapes. Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Company are the subjects of a new class-action lawsuit in federal court that […]

We’re lawyers who support same-sex marriage. We also support the Masterpiece Cakeshop baker. – Vox

We’re lawyers who support same-sex marriage. We also support the Masterpiece Cakeshop baker. – Vox. The Supreme Court heard argument yesterday in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The issue is whether a conservative Christian baker who believes that weddings are inherently religious and that same-sex marriages are religiously prohibited can be required to design and create a cake […]

House Votes Down Trump Impeachment Resolution | HuffPost

House Votes Down Trump Impeachment Resolution | HuffPost. Fifty-eight House Democrats voted to advance the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, in direct defiance of the pleas of House Democratic leaders earlier in the day. A vote to table the impeachment resolution was agreed to 368-58, with four Democrats voting just “present” and 126 other Democrats voting with Republicans […]

Schumer Calls For Al Franken To Resign From The Senate – Talking Points Memo

Schumer Calls For Al Franken To Resign From The Senate – Talking Points Memo. by Esme Cribb Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Wednesday called for Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who numerous women have accused of sexual misconduct, to resign. “Senator Franken should resign,” Schumer said in a statement. “I consider Senator Franken a dear friend and greatly respect […]

The GOP’s smart bet on the economy

The GOP's smart bet on the economy. The conventional wisdom is firming up that the Republican tax cut bill, which will surely become law now that it just needs to make it through conference, is the action of a party that expects to lose and just wants to pay off its donors before it does. The bill is hugely unpopular […]

Mueller’s Facts and Trump’s Make-Believe – The New York Times

Mueller’s Facts and Trump’s Make-Believe – The New York Times. by Roger Cohen · December 5, 2017 An image of Robert Mueller at a protest against President Trump in Vista, Calif., in October. Mike Blake/Reuters It’s the contempt that’s so contemptible: President Trump’s contempt for the Constitution to which he swore an oath, for the F.B.I. that’s allegedly in “Tatters” […]

Donald Trump Is Just the Front Man for a Massive Heist | The Nation

Donald Trump Is Just the Front Man for a Massive Heist | The Nation. by Robert L. Borosage · December 5, 2017 Donald Trump speaks at the White House in October 2017. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci) In the past few weeks, President Donald Trump has, in no particular order: tweeted out anti-Muslim propaganda, disgraced a ceremony honoring Navajo code […]

Weinstein’s Complicity Machine – The New York Times

Weinstein’s Complicity Machine – The New York Times. Harvey Weinstein built his complicity machine out of the witting, the unwitting and those in between. He commanded enablers, silencers and spies, warning others who discovered his secrets to say nothing. He courted those who could provide the money or prestige to enhance his reputation as well as his power to intimidate. […]

Black lawmakers resentful after Conyers resignation – POLITICO

Black lawmakers resentful after Conyers resignation – POLITICO. by John Bresnahan · December 5, 2017 CBC members won’t say the treatment of Rep. John Conyers was racist necessarily — and all express strong support for his alleged victims — but they think white politicians accused of similar misconduct get a “benefit of the doubt.” | Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call The […]

Conyers announces retirement amid growing sexual harassment claims – Vox

Conyers announces retirement amid growing sexual harassment claims – Vox. Embattled Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) announced on Tuesday that he is retiring from Congress. Facing mounting claims of sexual misconduct and harassment from former female staffers, Conyers told a local radio host he will retire immediately. Conyers also said he will endorse his son John Conyers III in the race […]

Trump Plans To Kill An Obama Regulation Protecting Restaurant Servers | HuffPost

Trump Plans To Kill An Obama Regulation Protecting Restaurant Servers | HuffPost. President Donald Trump’s administration has taken aim at yet another workplace regulation put in place by the Obama White House, this time seeking to undo a protection for restaurant servers that annoyed the industry’s lobby. In plans detailed Monday, the Labor Department said it intends to roll back […]

Trump plans to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and it’s already angering Middle East allies – Salon.com

Trump plans to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and it’s already angering Middle East allies – Salon.com. President Donald Trump’s plan to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel may have backfired on him. Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made it clear to CNBC that his country would regard a decision by Trump to regard Jerusalem as the capital instead […]

Robert Mueller May Be Treading On Thin Ice – Mother Jones

Robert Mueller May Be Treading On Thin Ice – Mother Jones. by Kevin Drum Ron Sachs/CNP via ZUMA Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. National Review’s Rich Lowry writes today that “if Jared or Don Jr. made the same mistake as Michael Flynn and didn’t tell the truth to FBI agents,” Trump would most likely […]

Liberals need to get a grip about the GOP tax bill

Liberals need to get a grip about the GOP tax bill. The tax bill that passed the Senate in the wee hours of Saturday morning is atrocious — a giveaway to the wealthy and the corporate sector, rocket fuel for the plutocratic tendencies of our time, a recipe for substantial pain further down the income scale, and a near-certain guarantee […]

Hamas Vows to ‘Defend Jerusalem,’ Join Forces with Abbas Against U.S.

Hamas Vows to 'Defend Jerusalem,' Join Forces with Abbas Against U.S.. by Bridget Johnson WASHINGTON — The State Department froze travel for diplomatic personnel to the West Bank and Jerusalem’s Old City as Palestinians declared three days of rage in response to President Trump’s expected announcement Wednesday that the U.S. Embassy will be relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “With […]

Trump Strikes Back at Federal Investigators and the Media | The American Spectator

Trump Strikes Back at Federal Investigators and the Media | The American Spectator. by Debra J. Saunders · December 6, 2017 Washington President Donald Trump bashed federal investigators on Twitter for the fourth day in a row Monday for what he called “the greatest witch hunt in U.S. political history.” At the same time, critics suggested that former Trump national […]

Why the Trump Team Should Fear the Logan Act – The New York Times

Why the Trump Team Should Fear the Logan Act – The New York Times. · by DANIEL HEMEL · December 4, 2017 Michael Flynn leaving federal court in Washington on Friday. His filings reveal that a “very senior member” of the Trump transition team almost certainly violated the Logan Act. Susan Walsh/Associated Press President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael […]

The Passage of the Senate Republican Tax Bill Was a Travesty | The New Yorker

The Passage of the Senate Republican Tax Bill Was a Travesty | The New Yorker. by John Cassidy · December 2, 2017 Approved in the dead of night, when virtually nobody was watching, the biggest change in U.S. tax law in decades included last-minute revisions that skewed the bill even more toward the rich. Photograph by Alex Edelman / picture-alliance […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson, John Singleton accused of sexual harassment – NY Daily News

Rev. Jesse Jackson, John Singleton accused of sexual harassment – NY Daily News. by Ariel Scotti A journalist claims that the Rev. Jesse Jackson and director John Singleton made inappropriate comments and advances toward her while she was doing her job. Danielle Young, writing for The Root, says that while she was working for a media company, Jackson delivered the […]

Pelosi: GOP tax proposal ‘the worst bill in the history’ of Congress | TheHill

Pelosi: GOP tax proposal 'the worst bill in the history' of Congress | TheHill. by Cristina Marcos · December 4, 2017 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared unequivocally on Monday that the GOP tax overhaul is the worst legislation ever considered by Congress. “I have said that this was stiff competition by some of the other things they have […]

Supreme Court lets Trump’s latest travel ban go into full effect

Supreme Court lets Trump's latest travel ban go into full effect. by Lawrence Hurley · December 4, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts. The […]

Supreme Court allows Trump’s Muslim ban to take effect.

Supreme Court allows Trump's Muslim ban to take effect.. The Supreme Court has allowed the current version of President Trump’s travel ban to go into full effect while legal challenges to it go forward. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor were the only dissenters to the unsigned order. Last month, a panel of judges on the 9th Circuit Court […]

The Trump administration doesn’t believe in the global refugee crisis – Vox

The Trump administration doesn’t believe in the global refugee crisis – Vox. Since World War II, the United States has been the world’s leader in resettling refugees. Most refugees never got the chance to come to a new country and start a new life, but if they did, there was a substantial chance — even a 50 percent chance — […]

What Donna Brazile Left Out Of The Democratic National Committee Story | HuffPost

What Donna Brazile Left Out Of The Democratic National Committee Story | HuffPost. by Walker Bragman, Michael Sainato and Geoff Campbell on assignment for HuffPost · December 4, 2017 Last month, Politico published an excerpt from Hacks, former interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile’s tell-all book about the 2016 election. Brazile wrote that an agreement between the DNC and […]

Bob Menendez Wants His Committee Chairmanship Back – Mother Jones

Bob Menendez Wants His Committee Chairmanship Back – Mother Jones. by Dan Friedman Sen. Bob Menendez speaks to reporters outside Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse after U.S. District Judge William H. Walls declared a mistrial in Menendez’ federal corruption trial, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Newark, N.J. Julio Cortez/AP Photo Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our […]

Farenthold Says He’s Going To Repay Taxpayers For $84,000 Settlement – Talking Points Memo

Farenthold Says He’s Going To Repay Taxpayers For $84,000 Settlement – Talking Points Memo. · by Nicole Lafond While maintaining that he didn’t do anything wrong, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) said Monday he plans to pay back the $84,000 settlement the Congressional Office of Compliance paid out to settle a sexual harassment complaint between him and a former staffer. Speaking […]

Why Flynn’s guilty plea won’t bring down Trump

Why Flynn's guilty plea won't bring down Trump. During the Republican National Convention last July, former Lt. General Michael Flynn, who would go on to become President Trump’s national security adviser after the election, delivered a blistering speech denouncing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “If I did a 10th of what [Clinton] did, I would be in jail today,” he […]

Joy Reid Apologizes for Past Anti-Gay Articles: ‘Insensitive, Tone Deaf and Dumb’ | Mediaite

Joy Reid Apologizes for Past Anti-Gay Articles: ‘Insensitive, Tone Deaf and Dumb’ | Mediaite. MSNBC’s Joy Reid has apologized for old posts of hers containing homophobic remarks. As Mediaite reported yesterday, Reid repeatedly mocked then-Florida Governor Charlie Crist as a closeted gay man who she nicknamed “Miss Charlie.” “Now that he’s married to a girl,” she wrote in one such […]

Dowd’s Story About Trump’s Incriminating Tweet Is Ludicrous | HuffPost

Dowd’s Story About Trump’s Incriminating Tweet Is Ludicrous | HuffPost. John Dowd, Trump’s personal lawyer, pretended to fall on his sword to exonerate Trump from a tweet that looked very much like an admission of obstruction of justice. Trump tweeted on Friday that he fired Michael Flynn “because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI.” Trump had previously […]

McConnell In Kentucky: Tax Bill Won’t Add To Nation’s Debt Woes – Talking Points Memo

McConnell In Kentucky: Tax Bill Won’t Add To Nation’s Debt Woes – Talking Points Memo. Fresh off his biggest legislative victory of the Trump era, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday disputed projections that the Senate’s tax bill would add to the nation’s debt woes. Back home in Kentucky just hours after the Senate narrowly pushed through the nearly […]

After Flynn, Are Kushner and Don Jr. Next? – The New York Times

After Flynn, Are Kushner and Don Jr. Next? – The New York Times. by RICHARD W. PAINTER · December 1, 2017 Michael Flynn, center, with Jared Kushner on his left, at a meeting at the White House in February. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times On Friday morning, Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. while serving as President […]

ABC News Suspends Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross Without Pay After Michael Flynn Report – The Daily Beast

ABC News Suspends Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross Without Pay After Michael Flynn Report – The Daily Beast. ABC News suspended its chief investigative correspondent without pay on Saturday, one day after the network reported that candidate Donald Trump—rather than President-elect Trump—had told Michael Flynn to contact the Russian government. “We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we […]

Is it too late for Robert Mueller to save us?

Is it too late for Robert Mueller to save us?. We talk a lot these days about how the United States has sorted itself into two distinct media bubbles, and all the ways in which those bubbles become self-reinforcing and reality-denying. But there is another way in which the perfect epistemic closure that characterizes this moment continues to play out. […]

Roy Moore and Doug Jones deadlocked in Alabama Senate race, new poll shows – Vox

Roy Moore and Doug Jones deadlocked in Alabama Senate race, new poll shows – Vox. A new poll shows a neck-and-neck race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s U.S. Senate special election contest for Attorney General Jeff Session’s vacated seat. It’s another indicator voters might look past sexual misconduct allegations against Moore and put him in […]

ABC News faces criticism after correction on bombshell Michael Flynn report – Salon.com

ABC News faces criticism after correction on bombshell Michael Flynn report – Salon.com. ABC News is feeling the heat after correcting a bombshell report on Friday in which the network’s investigative reporter Brian Ross originally said then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Michael Flynn to make contacts with the Russians during the campaign. It was later reported that Trump had actually […]

San Francisco Defends Sanctuary City Status As Backlash Mounts – Talking Points Memo

San Francisco Defends Sanctuary City Status As Backlash Mounts – Talking Points Memo. The attacks on San Francisco and other cities with similar immigration policies began moments after a jury acquitted a Mexican man of killing a woman on a popular pier, some calling for a boycott of the city that fiercely defends its reputation as a refuge for all. […]

Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor were fired before we knew why. Good.

Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor were fired before we knew why. Good.. Wednesday’s news that Today’s Matt Lauer, NPR chief news editor David Sweeney, and A Prairie Home Companion creator Garrison Keillor were all let go by their respective employers due to allegations of sexual misconduct might have felt like the familiar muck. This ugly drumbeat of revelations has a […]

The Men Who Cost Clinton the Election – The New York Times

The Men Who Cost Clinton the Election – The New York Times. by Jill Filipovic · December 1, 2017 Matt Lauer with Hillary Clinton at the NBC News “Commander-in-Chief Forum” in September 2016. Doug Mills/The New York Times Matt Lauer, like Charlie Rose and Mark Halperin before him, is a journalist out of a job after his employer fired him […]

Alan Dershowitz’s criticism of the Mueller probe is light on facts – The Washington Post

Alan Dershowitz’s criticism of the Mueller probe is light on facts – The Washington Post. by Randall D. Eliason · December 1, 2017 Special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election at the Capitol in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press) There has been a lot of […]

Op-Ed: I am a Cherokee woman. Elizabeth Warren is not. – ThinkProgress

Op-Ed: I am a Cherokee woman. Elizabeth Warren is not. – ThinkProgress. by Rebecca Nagle For 72 hours this week, news headlines focused on President Donald Trump’s offensive usage of the name “Pocahontas” when he referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) at an event to honor Navajo Code Talkers on Monday. As a young Cherokee woman, one would assume that […]

Report: Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen Accused of Harassment – The Daily Beast

Report: Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen Accused of Harassment – The Daily Beast. According to a report in BuzzFeed News, a woman who worked as a finance director for Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen’s 2016 congressional campaign alleged that he repeatedly harassed and made sexual advances towards her. The woman, whose full name was not disclosed, subsequently quit the campaign. In response […]

Is it too late for Robert Mueller to save us?

Is it too late for Robert Mueller to save us?. We talk a lot these days about how the United States has sorted itself into two distinct media bubbles, and all the ways in which those bubbles become self-reinforcing and reality-denying. But there is another way in which the perfect epistemic closure that characterizes this moment continues to play out. […]

Michael Flynn Will Keep Military Rank And Pension Despite Guilty Plea | HuffPost

Michael Flynn Will Keep Military Rank And Pension Despite Guilty Plea | HuffPost. By admitting on Friday that he lied to the FBI while he was President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn has further tarnished the reputation he built in the military, already marred by his behavior on the campaign trail, and made it almost impossible for him […]

Trump’s anti-Muslim tweets: Pathological racism or severe mental decline? – Salon.com

Trump’s anti-Muslim tweets: Pathological racism or severe mental decline? – Salon.com. Trump’s Twitter has gone off the rails — is he falling apart, or following the impulses that got him elected? Heather Digby Parton2017-12-01T13:05:56Z•2017-12-01T13:05:56Z• There’s been a lot of talk this week about President Trump’s mental state. Psychiatrists have weighed in calling him a “very sick man.” Former associates report […]

Democrats need to find some honor and get rid of Al Franken and John Conyers

Democrats need to find some honor and get rid of Al Franken and John Conyers. America is in the midst of a reckoning about sexual misconduct, as a steady stream of men in the public eye have resigned or been fired from their jobs over sexual harassment and assault allegations. Politicians have been no exception, with allegations coming against Republican […]

Black lawmakers wonder why Conyers has to go — but not Franken – POLITICO

Black lawmakers wonder why Conyers has to go — but not Franken – POLITICO. Black lawmakers are hearing growing calls for Rep. John Conyers to resign and wondering why Sen. Al Franken isn’t getting the same treatment. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have been privately airing concerns about a double standard within Democrats’ ranks since sexual harassment allegations against […]

Why Garrison Keillor’s fall from grace feels particularly queasy-making.

Why Garrison Keillor’s fall from grace feels particularly queasy-making.. On Wednesday, Minnesota Public Radio announced it was severing all ties to Garrison Keillor, citing allegations of “inappropriate behavior” toward a co-worker when he was producing the show. The station will stop distributing old episodes of “A Prairie Home Companion” featuring Keillor, who retired from hosting duties a year ago. And […]

Nancy Pelosi just called on John Conyers to resign over sexual harassment allegations – Vox

Nancy Pelosi just called on John Conyers to resign over sexual harassment allegations – Vox. In an abrupt about-face, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is calling on Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) to resign amid a growing chorus of claims that he made sexual advances toward his female staffers. “The allegations against Congressman Conyers are serious, disappointing, and very credible,” […]

Did Trump’s presidency trigger the movement against sexual harassment? – Salon.com

Did Trump’s presidency trigger the movement against sexual harassment? – Salon.com. The cascade of sexual harassment accusations over the past month has moved from high-profile men to lesser-known people in sectors such as higher education and the restaurant industry. In an important and fundamental way, the ground beneath us has shifted: Victims everywhere have lost their patience and their fear, […]

Pelosi’s Daughter Strikes Nerve With ‘Rapists’ In California Capitol Remark – Talking Points Memo

Pelosi’s Daughter Strikes Nerve With ‘Rapists’ In California Capitol Remark – Talking Points Memo. U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughter Christine has taken the spotlight in the sexual harassment scandal enveloping California’s Legislature with her claim there are “rapists” are in the state Capitol and lawmakers are protecting them. The younger Pelosi, chair of the California Democratic Party’s women’s […]

Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor were fired before we knew why. Good.

Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor were fired before we knew why. Good.. Wednesday’s news that Today’s Matt Lauer, NPR chief news editor David Sweeney, and A Prairie Home Companion creator Garrison Keillor were all let go by their respective employers due to allegations of sexual misconduct might have felt like the familiar muck. This ugly drumbeat of revelations has a […]

The case for normalizing impeachment – Vox

The case for normalizing impeachment – Vox. by Ezra Klein · November 30, 2017 In recent months, I have grown obsessed with a seemingly simple question: Does the American political system have a remedy if we elect the wrong person to be president? There are clear answers if we elect a criminal, or if the president falls into a coma. […]

Are We Headed Toward a New Korean War? – The New York Times

Are We Headed Toward a New Korean War? – The New York Times. by Nicholas Kristof · November 29, 2017 If there was a message in North Korea’s launch of a new missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States, it was that America’s strategy toward that country is failing — and that war may be looming. The American […]

Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety. by Ramin Setoodeh · November 29, 2017 As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified. On another day, he summoned […]

Dem lawmaker: Pelosi harassment response set women back ‘decades’ – POLITICO

Dem lawmaker: Pelosi harassment response set women back 'decades' – POLITICO. A Democratic congresswoman laced into Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday, suggesting the top House Democrat “set women back and — quite frankly, our party back — decades” by failing to more forcefully confront allegations of sexual harassment by veteran Democratic Rep. John Conyers. Speaking to reporters at the […]

How Can NBC Claim Not to Have Known About Matt Lauer?

How Can NBC Claim Not to Have Known About Matt Lauer?. by Matt Wilstein · November 29, 2017 The stories coming out about the ‘Today’ show anchor’s behavior make it hard to believe no one knew what was going on. In his statement announcing the firing of Matt Lauer, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said that the serious allegation of […]

Roy Moore has regained the lead over Doug Jones, according to new polls – Vox

Roy Moore has regained the lead over Doug Jones, according to new polls – Vox. The Alabama special election is now two weeks away, and three recent polls now show Republican candidate Roy Moore is likely to win. Jones had opened up as much as an eight-point lead in one mid-November poll taken in days and weeks after the first […]

Matt Lauer and the emails: How accused harassers conjured a fake Hillary scandal – Salon.com

Matt Lauer and the emails: How accused harassers conjured a fake Hillary scandal – Salon.com. Men accused of harassment and abuse shared a bizarre obsession with Clinton’s emails. This is not a coincidence Amanda Marcotte2017-11-30T00:00:12Z•2017-11-30T00:00:12Z• While the details continue to be maddeningly obscure, it appears that Matt Lauer of NBC News is the latest powerful, wealthy man to take a […]

Garrison Keillor Axed From Minnesota Public Radio Over Impropriety Allegations – Talking Points Memo

Garrison Keillor Axed From Minnesota Public Radio Over Impropriety Allegations – Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham Garrison Keillor, the former host of the wildly popular public radio program “A Prarie Home Companion,” was axed Wednesday by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior. MPR confirmed in a press release that it is terminating its contracts with Keillor and […]

Inside the liberal delusion that sexist journalists cost Hillary Clinton the presidency

Inside the liberal delusion that sexist journalists cost Hillary Clinton the presidency. Hillary Clinton lost the presidency to an opponent that every knowledgeable political operative, strategist, and analyst considered the weakest major party candidate in modern American history. I — along with millions of other Americans, I’m sure — am dying to move on and pin my hopes for the […]

Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ insult makes a mockery of Native Americans’ diverse history

Trump's 'Pocahontas' insult makes a mockery of Native Americans' diverse history. On Monday, President Donald Trump held a White House event, ostensibly honoring the Code Talkers. The Code Talkers have been honored by many American politicians in the last two decades, most notably with the presentation of Congressional Gold Medals to surviving soldiers and their families by member of the […]

Luis Gutiérrez’s totally abnormal retirement ploy – POLITICO

Luis Gutiérrez’s totally abnormal retirement ploy – POLITICO. There’s nothing normal about the way Illinois Congressman Luis Gutiérrez’s retirement announcement went down. The abruptness of his decision, the suspicious timing, the immediate coronation of a successor — all of it set off a flurry of speculation Tuesday that Gutiérrez had made some kind of grand inside play, perhaps brokered with […]

Report: Trump Still Pushing Obama Birtherism – The Daily Beast

Report: Trump Still Pushing Obama Birtherism – The Daily Beast. President Donald Trump is still questioning the authenticity of former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate behind closed doors, according to a new report from The New York Times. In addition to throwing doubt on the legitimacy of the infamous Access Hollywood tape, Trump has also, in recent months, reportedly revived […]

The Senate tax bill had a very good day – Vox

The Senate tax bill had a very good day – Vox. President Trump walked into the Capitol Tuesday on a mission to convince Republican senators to back the party’s tax bill, its last best hope for a major victory in 2017. To get that win, Trump appears to be willing to do anything. He told senators he supported Maine Sen. […]

Another Democratic Lawmaker Calls On John Conyers To Resign | HuffPost

Another Democratic Lawmaker Calls On John Conyers To Resign | HuffPost. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) called on Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to step down in light of mounting sexual harassment allegations. “It is not easy for me to reach this conclusion because, as a civil rights activist, I have looked up to Representative Conyers for decades,” Jayapal, who is serving […]

One poll says Roy Moore may actually win his Senate race – Salon.com

One poll says Roy Moore may actually win his Senate race – Salon.com. Alabama Republicans may be ready to give Roy Moore a pass for the numerous accusations against him — that is, if they believe the allegations to begin with. The polling group Change Research found that Moore has reopened an earlier 5-point lead over Democratic candidate Doug Jones. […]

Judge Sides With Trump Administration in the Case of the Dueling Agency Heads – Mother Jones

Judge Sides With Trump Administration in the Case of the Dueling Agency Heads – Mother Jones. by Hannah Levintova People protest Trump’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney as the acting director of the CFPB outside the agency on Monday.Jacquelyn Martin/AP The first round in the battle of the dueling heads of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been awarded to President […]

Liberals’ clueless crusade against far-right extremists

Liberals' clueless crusade against far-right extremists. Liberals and centrists have no idea how to combat the challenge of an ascendant far right. This cluelessness, often masked by seemingly confident bluster from the punditocracy, has deep historical roots, and it grows out of genuine vulnerabilities in the liberal political tradition. But make no mistake: The approach to combating the far right […]

Why Democrats are to blame for consumer agency debacle – POLITICO

Why Democrats are to blame for consumer agency debacle – POLITICO. President Donald Trump is likely to control the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for years to come. And Democrats have only themselves to blame. Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Leandra English, a legacy employee of the Obama presidency, faced off on Monday over which of them has the authority […]

Trump should win the battle over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Trump should win the battle over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.. by Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern · November 27, 2017 If you’ve been following the goings on at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, you could be forgiven for thinking there’s a constitutional crisis brewing in Trump’s America. It started on Friday when CFPB Director Richard Cordray stepped down […]

Why Donald Trump keeps calling Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” – Vox

Why Donald Trump keeps calling Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” – Vox. President Trump repeatedly called Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “Pocahontas” as an insult on the campaign trail, and he shows no signs of stopping. During a White House event Monday honoring Native American code talkers — who helped the US in its communication strategy during World War II —President Trump used […]

Bernie Sanders could be running again in 2020, and that opens a can of worms – Salon.com

Bernie Sanders could be running again in 2020, and that opens a can of worms – Salon.com. There is considerable evidence that Sanders plans on coming back to the Democratic Party to forge a 2020 presidential run. He has begun to forge relationships with members of the party establishment, according to Politico, such as American Federation of Teachers President Randi […]

Journalism Is Imploding Just When We Need It Most – Mother Jones

Journalism Is Imploding Just When We Need It Most – Mother Jones. One of the few bright spots this past year was supposed to be the revival of journalism. And to be sure, it’s been a great time for muckraking, with newsrooms bringing home scoop after scoop on the Trump administration. Subscriptions to everything from the New York Times to […]

White House: ‘Ridiculous’ To Call Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ Attack A Racial Slur – Talking Points Memo

White House: ‘Ridiculous’ To Call Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ Attack A Racial Slur – Talking Points Memo. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday defended President Donald Trump’s use of the word “Pocahontas” to attack Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) at an event honoring Navajo code talkers. “I think what most people find offensive is Sen. Warren lying about her heritage […]

Save the internet!

Save the internet!. The Trump administration has a brand-new corporate giveaway: the internet! President Trump’s chair of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, announced last week that his agency was going to repeal the Obama-era rules on “net neutrality,” which govern the basic structure of the internet. It’s a horrible idea. But Americans need to start thinking about what to […]

Playgrounds for Elites | City Journal

Playgrounds for Elites | City Journal. by Joel Kotkin · October 11, 2017 The revival of America’s core cities is one of the most celebrated narratives of our time—yet, perhaps paradoxically, urban progress has also created a growing problem of increasing inequality and middle-class flight. Once exemplars of middle-class advancement, most major American cities are now typified by a “barbell […]

The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido – The New York Times

The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido – The New York Times. After weeks of continuously unfolding abuse scandals, men have become, quite literally, unbelievable. What any given man might say about gender politics and how he treats women are separate and unrelated phenomena. Liberal or conservative, feminist or chauvinist, woke or benighted, young or old, found on Fox News […]

John Conyers steps down as top Democrat on Judiciary Committee after harassment allegations.

John Conyers steps down as top Democrat on Judiciary Committee after harassment allegations.. Rep. John Conyers has decided to resign from his post as the leading Democrat on the Judiciary Committee after accusations that he sexually harassed aides. The 27-term congressman denied the claims but said that “in light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I […]

Nancy Pelosi is that woman – Vox

Nancy Pelosi is that woman – Vox. by Laura McGann · November 26, 2017 I was very young when I told my boss that a colleague had showed me a video of himself in his underwear at my desk, how he called my cellphone late at night drunk, and how he turned up at my front door one night. When […]

Lisa Bloom Calls On John Conyers To Release Accuser From Confidentiality Agreement | HuffPost

Lisa Bloom Calls On John Conyers To Release Accuser From Confidentiality Agreement | HuffPost. High-profile attorney Lisa Bloom announced Sunday that she’s representing a woman who filed a sexual harassment complaint against Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) in 2014. Bloom called on the embattled congressman, as well as the Office of Compliance, to release the woman from the confidentiality agreement she […]

Journalism Is Imploding Just When We Need It Most – Mother Jones

Journalism Is Imploding Just When We Need It Most – Mother Jones. One of the few bright spots this past year was supposed to be the revival of journalism. And to be sure, it’s been a great time for muckraking, with newsrooms bringing home scoop after scoop on the Trump administration. Subscriptions to everything from the New York Times to […]

Conyers Says He’ll ‘Step Aside’ From Judiciary Panel Amid Harassment Claims – Talking Points Memo

Conyers Says He’ll ‘Step Aside’ From Judiciary Panel Amid Harassment Claims – Talking Points Memo. by Esme Cribb Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), who several ex-staffers have accused of sexual harassment and misconduct, on Sunday said he will “step aside” as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while the chamber’s ethics panel investigates the allegations. “After careful consideration and […]

Uncomfortable questions

Uncomfortable questions. This is not a proud moment for the male of the species. Virtually every day, men of power, wealth, fame, and accomplishment are being exposed as gropers, butt grabbers, pants droppers, and serial predators. The allegations are swelling like a tsunami reaching shore, carrying in its furious tide Democrats and Republicans, atheists and evangelicals, libertines and family men, […]

Want to Know Why Roy Moore Might Win? Blame the Media. – POLITICO Magazine

Want to Know Why Roy Moore Might Win? Blame the Media. – POLITICO Magazine. In the wake of the Roy Moore fiasco, a number of “hot takes” have made their rounds in the media. How obviously hypocritical it is, for example, for evangelical leaders to stand behind a man credibly accused of sexually assaulting a minor. The dim-witted tribalism of […]

Warren: Trump Can’t ‘Override’ Consumer Protection Deputy – The Daily Beast

Warren: Trump Can't ‘Override’ Consumer Protection Deputy – The Daily Beast. President Donald Trump on Friday named his own interim leader of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just hours after the agency’s outgoing director picked a different person to take on the role, triggering an apparent showdown. Outgoing director Richard Cordray—an Obama appointee—initially said Leandra English, the agency’s new deputy […]

Harvey Weinstein’s accusers in conversation.

Harvey Weinstein’s accusers in conversation.. In recent weeks, more than 75 women have come forward to accuse movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or sexual assault. The stories that Weinstein’s accusers tell—of uncomfortable encounters in hotel rooms; of ostensible business meetings interrupted by requests to give him a massage, to watch him shower, to disrobe; and sometimes of sexual […]

Palestinians: Victims Of An Unjust US Law | HuffPost

Palestinians: Victims Of An Unjust US Law | HuffPost. Imagine that you are a victim of a violent crime or theft but are forbidden from reporting it because Congress has passed a law that not only prohibits you from reporting the crime, but threatens punishment if you dare to do it. This is the situation in which the Palestinians find […]

Here’s your leftover turkey: The case for Hillary Clinton 2020 – Salon.com

Here’s your leftover turkey: The case for Hillary Clinton 2020 – Salon.com. Are you sick of Republicans? Or just right-wingers in general? Do you want to send a message to Washington that you aren’t going to buy into their racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic and classist nonsense for one second longer? Then do the very thing that Donald Trump unintentionally encouraged […]

While You Were Shopping, Trump Set Off a Civil War at a Consumer Protection Agency – Mother Jones

While You Were Shopping, Trump Set Off a Civil War at a Consumer Protection Agency – Mother Jones. by Hannah Levintova Alex Edelman/Zumapress Washington remains fairly quiet over the Thanksgiving weekend, but the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)—the financial watchdog agency championed by Wall Street critic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and loathed by some Republicans—is in the middle of a major […]

WSJ: Mueller’s Attention Turns To Flynn’s Documentary On Turkish Cleric – Talking Points Memo

WSJ: Mueller’s Attention Turns To Flynn’s Documentary On Turkish Cleric – Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Michael Flynn’s work on an unfinished film about the Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen (pictured above), the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. Flynn had been the subject of a federal probe […]

Where Trump’s support endures

Where Trump's support endures. Pam Schilling is the reason Donald Trump is the president. Schilling’s personal story is, in poignant miniature, the story of this area of western Pennsylvania as a whole — one of the long-forgotten, woebegone spots in the middle of the country that gave Trump his unexpected victory last fall. She grew up in nearby Nanty Glo, […]

Militants kill more than 230 at Sinai mosque in Egypt’s deadliest attack

Militants kill more than 230 at Sinai mosque in Egypt's deadliest attack. by Ahmed Tolba, Patrick Markey · November 24, 2017 CAIRO (Reuters) – Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack in Egypt’s modern history, state media and witnesses said. No […]

Dem Lawmaker: Ethics Investigation Into John Conyers Allegations Is ‘Not Accountability’ | HuffPost

Dem Lawmaker: Ethics Investigation Into John Conyers Allegations Is 'Not Accountability' | HuffPost. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) is standing by her call for Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign amid sexual harassment allegations, arguing that a congressional investigation into the matter is too little, too late. Rice, a former prosecutor, became the first Democratic lawmaker to call on Conyers to […]

The biggest threats to the stability of the world economy — and Google is one – Salon.com

The biggest threats to the stability of the world economy — and Google is one – Salon.com. In the early 1990s, transnational corporations (TNCs) in the agriculture, services, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing sectors each got agreements as part of the WTO to lock in rights for those companies to participate in markets under favorable conditions, while limiting the ability of governments […]

A Lot of “Ethical Consumers” Are Going to Make Really Unethical Shopping Choices – Mother Jones

A Lot of “Ethical Consumers” Are Going to Make Really Unethical Shopping Choices – Mother Jones. by Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn Patrick Semansky/Associated Press As a person living in the 21st century, it’s almost inevitable that you’ve had the seamless, fast, and hassle-free experience of shopping online: a few clicks and you’re done without ever needing to interact with anyone, and then […]

More Women Accuse Franken Of Groping. Senator Responds: ‘I Feel Terribly’ – Talking Points Memo

More Women Accuse Franken Of Groping. Senator Responds: ‘I Feel Terribly’ – Talking Points Memo. by Alice Ollstein As more women come forward to accuse Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of unwanted touching and other forms of sexual harassment, the embattled lawmaker issued another statement on Thanksgiving Day apologizing for his behavior and vowing to be “much more careful and sensitive” […]

Here’s your leftover turkey: The case for Hillary Clinton 2020 – Salon.com

Here’s your leftover turkey: The case for Hillary Clinton 2020 – Salon.com. Are you sick of Republicans? Or just right-wingers in general? Do you want to send a message to Washington that you aren’t going to buy into their racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic and classist nonsense for one second longer? Then do the very thing that Donald Trump unintentionally encouraged […]

A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller – The New York Times

A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller – The New York Times. by MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT · November 23, 2017 Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, are said to have terminated an information-sharing agreement with the president’s legal team. Carlos Barria/Reuters WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, President […]

How Donald Trump Ruined Thanksgiving – POLITICO Magazine

How Donald Trump Ruined Thanksgiving – POLITICO Magazine. In the 10 months since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has been accused of torching everything from America’s stature on the global stage to the country’s most treasured political norms. He “ruined the eclipse,” noted one observer; he “ruined all my favorite TV shows,” lamented another. He’s been accused of destroying workplace […]

President Trump Somehow Didn’t Ruin Thanksgiving

President Trump Somehow Didn’t Ruin Thanksgiving. Very little news happened today. Who can guess when this will happen again? In anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday, earlier this week White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders required members of the White House press pool to name what they were thankful for before asking her a question. The American people learned, in […]

4 women have now alleged sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken – Vox

4 women have now alleged sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken – Vox. Two more women have accused Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of sexual misconduct, bringing the total number of women who have come forward with allegations against the lawmaker to four. The Huffington Post reports that two women, both of whom wished to remain anonymous, say Franken groped their […]

Michael Flynn May Be Cooperating With Robert Mueller’s Russia Probe: Report | HuffPost

Michael Flynn May Be Cooperating With Robert Mueller's Russia Probe: Report | HuffPost. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, may be moving to cooperate with the special counsel investigating ties between the Trump campaign and efforts by Russia to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, The New York Times reported Thursday. Lawyers for Flynn have reportedly stopped […]

A politics of thankfulness

A politics of thankfulness. Families all over America today will sit down together and give thanks. The meal may take place in a mansion or a soup kitchen; the family in question may be a broad, expansive net or a tattered remnant. But regardless of circumstances, we are enjoined, at this season, to express gratitude. It’s something we don’t hear […]

Tim Wu: Why the Courts Will Have to Save Net Neutrality – The New York Times

Tim Wu: Why the Courts Will Have to Save Net Neutrality – The New York Times. Back in 2005, a small phone company based in North Carolina named Madison River began preventing its subscribers from making phone calls using the internet application Vonage. As Vonage was a competitor in the phone call market, Madison River’s action was obviously anticompetitive. Consumers […]

Sebelius: Clinton WH “doubled down” on “abusive behavior” – CNNPolitics

Sebelius: Clinton WH "doubled down" on "abusive behavior" – CNNPolitics. As a wave of stories unfold about sexual harassment and assault by men in power, a senior Democratic leader says her party should reflect on how it handled such charges when they were leveled against former President Bill Clinton. “Not only did people look the other way, but they went […]

Rep. Kathleen Rice: John Conyers Should Resign – The Daily Beast

Rep. Kathleen Rice: John Conyers Should Resign – The Daily Beast. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) became the first House Democrat on Wednesday to call on Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) to resign following accusations of sexual harassment and his confirmation that he secretly settled a complaint with an accuser. “I’ve reviewed the allegations against him, and they’re as credible as they […]

Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching | HuffPost

Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching | HuffPost. by Jenavieve Hatch · November 22, 2017 Two more women have told HuffPost that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) touched their butts in separate incidents. These are the third and fourth such allegations against Franken in the past week. Leeann Tweeden, a radio host, wrote last week that Franken […]

Anita Hill still blames Joe Biden for the Clarence Thomas disaster – Salon.com

Anita Hill still blames Joe Biden for the Clarence Thomas disaster – Salon.com. While former Vice President Joe Biden may be mulling over a presidential bid in 2020, the women who remember his conduct during a key moment in the history of sexual harassment in America are pointing out how that aspect of his past could come back to haunt […]

Mike Hughes to launch self in homemade rocket in bid to prove Earth flat

Mike Hughes to launch self in homemade rocket in bid to prove Earth flat. by Mark Hensch An Apple Valley, California man plans on launching himself in a homemade rocket to prepare for obtaining evidence that the Earth is flat, according to The Washington Post. The Post on Tuesday reported that Mike Hughes will propel himself 1,800 feet into the […]

This Uranium Deal Was No Scandal – The New York Times

This Uranium Deal Was No Scandal – The New York Times. by JOHN RITCH · November 21, 2017 Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin at the White House in 1994, a year after their historic agreement on nuclear weapons. Cynthia Johnson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images In 2010, Rosatom, the Russian nuclear energy agency, bought a controlling interest in Uranium One, a […]

Conyers scandal rocks House Democrats – POLITICO

Conyers scandal rocks House Democrats – POLITICO. House Democrats found themselves plunged into crisis on Tuesday, after reports surfaced that Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) secretly settled a sexual harassment claim with a staffer in 2015 — an episode that will now be investigated by the House Ethics Committee. Conyers acknowledged the settlement Tuesday, but forcefully denied he ever sexually harassed […]

Why the SNL womens statement is not the same as Lena Dunhams.

Why the SNL womens statement is not the same as Lena Dunhams.. If there’s one thing this moment of sexual reckoning has taught us, it’s that we should listen to women. But does that extend to the women speaking up to defend the men other women have accused of sexual harassment? This last week has seen multiple high-profile women ripped […]

Allegations Against Al Franken Could Cost Democrats A Progressive Fighter In The Senate | HuffPost

Allegations Against Al Franken Could Cost Democrats A Progressive Fighter In The Senate | HuffPost. The allegations of sexual harassment against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) could cost Democrats a progressive voice who distinguished himself with his tough and incisive questioning of President Donald Trump’s judicial and cabinet nominees. Franken has laid low since a news anchor last week revealed that […]

Trump’s tweets are helping the RNC reel in millions in small donations – Salon.com

Trump’s tweets are helping the RNC reel in millions in small donations – Salon.com. While most of the country groans and frets over the early morning weekend tweets from President Donald Trump, the Republican National Committee’s wallet has only grown fatter, as the GOP continues to reel in money from the president’s loyal base. Despite the ideological feuds within the […]