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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. […]

Inside the Secret List of Demands Warren Gave Hillary – POLITICO

Inside the Secret List of Demands Warren Gave Hillary – POLITICO. Elizabeth Warren had a list for Hillary. In December 2014, Clinton’s team began worrying that Warren was reconsidering a presidential run and arranged a meeting between the two principals at Clinton’s home in Washington. Warren came in “aggressive” and “firing on all cylinders” that caught Clinton off-guard, said a […]

Why Pelosi hasn’t sent Trump impeachment articles to the Senate – Vox

Why Pelosi hasn’t sent Trump impeachment articles to the Senate – Vox. With President Donald Trump now officially impeached, the House and Senate are at an unexpected standoff over what will happen next. That’s due to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s surprising announcement late Wednesday that she would not yet take her expected next steps: selecting “impeachment managers” to make her case […]

A Federal Court Just Found a Key Part of Obamacare Unconstitutional – Mother Jones

A Federal Court Just Found a Key Part of Obamacare Unconstitutional – Mother Jones. A federal appeals court just dealt a major blow to Obamacare. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the individual mandate—a key part of the Affordable Care Act requiring uninsured Americans to pay a yearly penalty—was unconstitutional since it could no longer be considered a […]

Bernie Sanders calls Israel’s Netanyahu ‘a racist’

Bernie Sanders calls Israel's Netanyahu 'a racist'. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has a harsh insult for a man he may soon have to work very closely with. During Thursday’s Democratic debate, 2020 presidential candidates faced questions about how they’d handle the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. Sanders wasted no time in bringing up the fact that he’d be the […]

Here are Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren ripping each other apart

Here are Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren ripping each other apart. by Ashley Feinberg · December 20, 2019 For the first hour or so of tonight’s debate, viewers were watching what could have passed for seven separate candidate town halls. There were a few genuinely substantive questions (moderator Yamiche Alcindor even brought up Israel’s expansion of settlements), but very little […]

I Watched OAN’s Unhinged Ukraine Impeachment Special So You Don’t Have To | Talking Points Memo

I Watched OAN’s Unhinged Ukraine Impeachment Special So You Don’t Have To | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Kovensky · December 18, 2019 Right-wing TV channel One America News has released its full, three-part series meant to reveal the “real” Ukraine story, starring Rudy Giuliani and a host of allegedly corrupt Ukrainian officials. The three-hour-long, often disjointed special aims to […]

Pelosi threatens to delay Senate impeachment trial – POLITICO

Pelosi threatens to delay Senate impeachment trial – POLITICO. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking lawmaker in the House, said Wednesday that Democrats must discuss a last-ditch gambit to delay sending articles of impeachment to the Senate and prevent the Republican controlled chamber from summarily discarding the case against President Donald Trump. “Some think it’s a good idea. And […]

The 3 Democrats voting against impeachment – Vox

The 3 Democrats voting against impeachment – Vox. Three Democrats voted against the impeachment of President Trump in the House of Representatives on Wednesday night, and one voted “present.” One of the Democrats who voted no has already said he would leave the party. The three voting (at least partially) against impeachment: Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, who […]

Court Rules Obamacare Mandate Unconstitutional, Puts Entire Law At Risk | HuffPost

Court Rules Obamacare Mandate Unconstitutional, Puts Entire Law At Risk | HuffPost. A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s “individual mandate” is unconstitutional, putting insurance for 20 million Americans in jeopardy and threatening to throw the health care system into chaos. What happens next will likely depend on the Supreme Court, where the case is […]

GOP-Led Voter Purges in Wisconsin and Georgia Could Tip 2020 Elections – Mother Jones

GOP-Led Voter Purges in Wisconsin and Georgia Could Tip 2020 Elections – Mother Jones. Republicans are intensifying efforts to aggressively purge the voter rolls in Wisconsin and Georgia before the 2020 elections, potentially giving their party a crucial advantage by shrinking the electorate in two key swing states. On Friday, a state judge in Wisconsin ruled that the state could […]

Pelosi shuts down Democratic applause after impeachment vote with a glare

Pelosi shuts down Democratic applause after impeachment vote with a glare. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday night glared at Democrats applauding while the House of Representatives made history by voting to impeach President Trump. After announcing the article charging Trump with abuse of power had been adopted, Pelosi put up her hand and warned Democrats against cheering as […]

Impeachment is a permanent stain on Trump’s presidency.

Impeachment is a permanent stain on Trump’s presidency.. No American president has ever been impeached and convicted. That has never happened, not in the entire course of American history. Not ever, and not even once. I’m saying that in as many ways as I know how because I am sick of the “lol nothing matters” sentiment I saw in many […]

The House Votes On Impeachment | Talking Points Memo

The House Votes On Impeachment | Talking Points Memo. Pelosi dances around questions on whether the House will withhold transmitting the articles, while hinting she might wait to see what procedures the Senate plans for its trial. “We’ll decide what that dynamic is,” gesturing towards the committee chairs joining her. “We’re not having that discussion,” Pelosi says, when reporters try […]

Schumer weaponizes impeachment trial debate – POLITICO

Schumer weaponizes impeachment trial debate – POLITICO. Chuck Schumer is working carefully to get buy-in from the entire Senate Democratic Caucus for his gambit to line up Trump administration officials for the president’s impeachment trial, hoping unity among Democrats could lead to surprising results on the Senate floor. Schumer said in an interview Tuesday there has been “no dissension” in […]

Kansas City is making its bus system fare-free. Will other cities do the same? – Vox

Kansas City is making its bus system fare-free. Will other cities do the same? – Vox. During testimony in 1979 to Congress, John Simpson of the American Public Transit Association described buses as “the backbone of [America’s] transit systems.” Even then, when buses carried more than two-thirds of transit riders, Simpson hinted at a bleak future for public transportation, one […]

Is Pete Buttigieg A Concern Troll? | HuffPost

Is Pete Buttigieg A Concern Troll? | HuffPost. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg sees “Medicare for All” as the “long run destination,” but he’s concerned. He’s raised the concern that under a single-payer system, which would move every American to a government-sponsored insurance program, workers in the private insurance sector would lose their jobs. Buttigieg is concerned about jumping […]

How the fall of Elizabeth Warren has shaken up the 2020 race

How the fall of Elizabeth Warren has shaken up the 2020 race. As the Democratic candidates prepare for their last debate of the year, the race for the nomination has been reshaped again. The dramatic and sudden decline in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (Mass.) polling has left progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) as the main counterweight to three ascendant moderates: former […]

Trump sends Pelosi six pages of randomly capitalized complaints about impeachment.

Trump sends Pelosi six pages of randomly capitalized complaints about impeachment.. As the Framers intended, the executive branch and the legislative branch are currently engaged in a judicious dance of checks and balances related to the question of whether it is acceptable to have your weird lawyer blackmail Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden. On Tuesday, President Trump made his case […]

Pelosi Says Trump’s Unhinged Letter To Her Is ‘Ridiculous’ And ‘Really Sick’

Pelosi Says Trump’s Unhinged Letter To Her Is ‘Ridiculous’ And ‘Really Sick’. by Cristina Cabrera · December 17, 2019 On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said President Donald Trump’s deranged tirade about impeachment that he had sent her earlier in the day was “really sick.” Pelosi initially told CNN correspondent Manu Raju that she had “no reaction” to Trump’s […]

Republicans scoff at Chuck Schumer’s impeachment trial proposal – POLITICO

Republicans scoff at Chuck Schumer's impeachment trial proposal – POLITICO. Chuck Schumer is trying to woo independent-minded Republicans to back his framework for an impeachment trial. But Susan Collins isn’t a fan of his tactics. In an interview Monday, the Maine Republican criticized the Senate minority leader for widely publicizing his opening offer before Schumer had even sat down with […]

Healthcare.gov went down at deadline. Why have open enrollment at all? – Vox

Healthcare.gov went down at deadline. Why have open enrollment at all? – Vox. by Dylan Scott · December 16, 2019 Sunday night, on the final day of open enrollment for 2020 coverage, healthcare.gov appears to have had a meltdown. There were widespread reports of the insurance website that serves nearly 40 states being glitchy — a particularly egregious snafu because, […]

Photos Leaked From Pete Buttigieg’s Closed-Door Napa Valley Fundraiser | HuffPost

Photos Leaked From Pete Buttigieg's Closed-Door Napa Valley Fundraiser | HuffPost. Photos have emerged of Pete Buttigieg’s lavish Sunday fundraiser at a winery in California’s Napa Valley, fueling criticism of the Democratic presidential hopeful’s ties to big-money donors and the access he gives them behind closed doors. The photos, tweeted by Recode’s Teddy Schleifer on Monday, show donors dining with […]

Bloomberg Just Bought CityLab—and Put Half Its Reporters Out of a Job – Mother Jones

Bloomberg Just Bought CityLab—and Put Half Its Reporters Out of a Job – Mother Jones. Journalism has had a rough year full of layoffs across the country, and Bloomberg Media, the company owned by the latest entrant in the 2020 Democratic primary, just made life worse for a handful of reporters. Earlier this week, Bloomberg Media announced its first acquisition […]

How the fall of Elizabeth Warren has shaken up the 2020 race

How the fall of Elizabeth Warren has shaken up the 2020 race. As the Democratic candidates prepare for their last debate of the year, the race for the nomination has been reshaped again. The dramatic and sudden decline in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (Mass.) polling has left progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) as the main counterweight to three ascendant moderates: former […]

What everyone is missing about Elizabeth Warren’s corporate consulting work.

What everyone is missing about Elizabeth Warren’s corporate consulting work.. Last week, Washington Post political reporters Annie Linskey and Matt Viser published back-to-back stories on Warren’s legal consulting work during her years as a law professor—one story concentrating on how much private clients paid her, and the other on a memo she wrote in support of a company’s effort to […]

Trump hints at jail time after Comey says ‘I was wrong’ about FISA process – POLITICO

Trump hints at jail time after Comey says ‘I was wrong’ about FISA process – POLITICO. After previously saying the FBI was vindicated by the Justice Department inspector general’s findings on the origins of the Russia investigation, former FBI Director James Comey said Sunday that he was “overconfident” in defending the FBI’s use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in […]

Democrats and Republicans debate process in coming Senate impeachment trial – Vox

Democrats and Republicans debate process in coming Senate impeachment trial – Vox. Members of the full US House of Representatives are likely to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump this week, moving the impeachment process forward to the Republican-controlled Senate for a trial. Sunday, Republicans and Democrats made their disagreement on what impeachment means clear, as lawmakers in […]

Democratic Senator Says He’s ‘Gravely Concerned’ That Acquittal Will Embolden Trump | HuffPost

Democratic Senator Says He's 'Gravely Concerned' That Acquittal Will Embolden Trump | HuffPost. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) suggested he’s worried President Donald Trump will feel empowered to seek foreign interference in the 2020 election should Republicans exonerate him in a possible impeachment trial in the Senate. Coons, who sits on the Senate’s Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees, made the comments […]

Bloomberg Just Bought CityLab—and Put Half Its Reporters Out of a Job – Mother Jones

Bloomberg Just Bought CityLab—and Put Half Its Reporters Out of a Job – Mother Jones. Journalism has had a rough year full of layoffs across the country, and Bloomberg Media, the company owned by the latest entrant in the 2020 Democratic primary, just made life worse for a handful of reporters. Earlier this week, Bloomberg Media announced its first acquisition […]

Turns out I’m Jewish after all

Turns out I'm Jewish after all. Being Jewish has become hard again. After decades when Jews in America permitted themselves to believe they had finally found a welcoming home in a majority Christian, creedally universalist country, things have begun to shift in familiar and terrifying ways. Jews have been murdered in synagogues and kosher delis in the United States. They […]

Democrats, stop pandering to voters in the heartland bubble.

Democrats, stop pandering to voters in the heartland bubble.. When Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax proposal came up during the October Democratic debate in Ohio, Pete Buttigieg was ready with a big statement. From the perspective of the “industrial Midwest” that he calls home, Buttigieg said, plans like Warren’s were all too familiar—the work of “Washington politicians, congressmen, and senators saying […]

A Non-Cherry-Picking Look at Impeachment Numbers | Talking Points Memo

A Non-Cherry-Picking Look at Impeachment Numbers | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Marshall There are a bunch of polls out today about impeachment. One that is getting a lot of attention is the Fox News poll that shows 50% support for impeachment and removal versus 41% who oppose impeachment. The fact that it’s Fox gets a lot of attention. But […]

Booker scales back campaign in New Hampshire – POLITICO

Booker scales back campaign in New Hampshire – POLITICO. Cory Booker’s campaign held five events in New Hampshire this week. But one thing was notably was missing from all of them: Cory Booker himself. With his campaign struggling to gain traction in early state polls, Booker has gone all-in on Iowa and South Carolina — and all but vanished from […]

Eric Schmidt’s, Reed Hastings’ and Sergey Brin’s families are hosting a fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg – Vox

Eric Schmidt’s, Reed Hastings’ and Sergey Brin’s families are hosting a fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg – Vox. Representatives from Silicon Valley’s wealthiest families are raising money for Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign in a show of Silicon Valley force not yet seen in the primary campaign so far, Recode has learned. A host list circulated to prospective donors for an event […]

Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew Reportedly Planning On Switching Parties Over Impeachment | HuffPost

Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew Reportedly Planning On Switching Parties Over Impeachment | HuffPost. Top House Republicans have been told that Democratic New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew is going to switch parties and become a Republican. That’s according to a GOP official familiar with the conversations who spoke on condition of anonymity on Saturday to describe confidential information. Van […]

Democrats made impeachment a snoozer. Big mistake.

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

U.K. election: How could Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party lose so badly?

U.K. election: How could Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party lose so badly?. There are 650 explanations for the Conservative Party’s resounding victory in Thursday’s general election—one for every constituency in the United Kingdom—and just as many reasons that Labour suffered its worst defeat since 1935, failing to capitalize on the past four years of chaos under Tory leadership. Leigh, the constituency […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Democrats made impeachment a snoozer. Big mistake.

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

Elizabeth Warren’s New Hampshire comeback speech.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth Warren Slams Moderate Rivals, Defends Progressive Vision | HuffPost

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

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

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

What has ‘Trump the disrupter’ actually disrupted?

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

Wallace Blasts Trump For Media Attacks | Talking Points Memo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The USMCA will be insignificant to Trump in 2020

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

Democrats are right to keep the impeachment case small.

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

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

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

Dems fret trade deal helps Trump reelection – POLITICO

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

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

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

Pete Buttigieg Releases Names Of His McKinsey Clients | HuffPost

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

The GOP’s partisanship trap

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

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

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

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

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

Buttigieg and Warren come clean in tangle over transparency – POLITICO

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

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

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

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

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

Inspector General’s Report Shows Trump’s “Spygate” Conspiracy Theory Was the Real Hoax – Mother Jones

Inspector General’s Report Shows Trump’s “Spygate” Conspiracy Theory Was the Real Hoax – Mother Jones. Sorry, Donald Trump. Sorry, Rudy Giuliani. Sorry, Devin Nunes. Sorry, Jim Jordan, Sorry, Sean Hannity. Sorry, Fox News watchers. There was no Deep State conspiracy to cook up a Russia investigation to sabotage Trump’s campaign and, then, his presidency. There was no witch hunt. There […]

The FBI report reveals something far more alarming than partisan skullduggery

The FBI report reveals something far more alarming than partisan skullduggery. The report released on Monday afternoon by the inspector general of the Department of Justice on the origin of what we have all come to think of as “the Russia thing” runs to some 200,000 words. It is a long, carefully prepared document that can’t be easily spun by […]

Oh The Places The GOP Will Go To Defend Donald Trump | Talking Points Memo

Oh The Places The GOP Will Go To Defend Donald Trump | Talking Points Memo. They have brains in their heads. They have feet in their shoes. They could steer themselves in any direction they choose. And yet … Republicans pretzeled themselves Monday into ever-more contorted defenses of President Trump’s Ukraine pressure scheme. If you missed the House Judiciary Committee […]

How the Cool Kids of the Left Turned on Elizabeth Warren – POLITICO

How the Cool Kids of the Left Turned on Elizabeth Warren – POLITICO. Millennial socialists’ favorite magazine is breaking up with Elizabeth Warren. But it’s saying: It’s not me. It’s you. That magazine is Jacobin, the nine-year-old publication that has become the de facto voice of the young socialist movement in America. Its favorite candidate all along has been Bernie […]

Mike Bloomberg interview: missteps on Cory Booker and stop-and-frisk – Vox

Mike Bloomberg interview: missteps on Cory Booker and stop-and-frisk – Vox. Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg finally sat down for his first television interview since announcing his run for the White House — and it did not go smoothly. In an interview with CBS This Morning broadcast on Friday, Bloomberg struggled to respond to criticism that he was buying […]

Billionaires Are Not the Answer – Mother Jones

Billionaires Are Not the Answer – Mother Jones. A good news site died a few weeks ago, a site founded on the idea that journalists need not kowtow to power or fame. When you go to its web address, you’ll still find articles, but it’s zombie journalism: The entire editorial staff is gone, driven out by owners who picked up […]

Pete Buttigieg and the audacity of nope

Pete Buttigieg and the audacity of nope. The McKinsey Mayor has a plan: Copy the most successful Democratic politician of the last generation. If an inexperienced but inspiring young black man from Chicago could become president, why not an even less experienced, even younger gay man from Indiana? John McCormick reports for the Wall Street Journal reports that “it is […]

NATO Anniversary Event Cancelled After US Embassy Bans Trump Critic From Attending

NATO Anniversary Event Cancelled After US Embassy Bans Trump Critic From Attending. On Sunday, the Danish Atlantic Council cancelled its upcoming conference celebrating NATO’s 70th anniversary after the U.S. embassy in Copenhagen barred a critic of President Donald Trump from attending the event. “After serious consideration, we have decided not to proceed with the Conference,” Dr. Lars Bangert Struwe, the […]

Pete Buttigieg’s McKinsey problem, explained – Vox

Pete Buttigieg’s McKinsey problem, explained – Vox. Pete Buttigieg’s rise in the polls has been accompanied by increased scrutiny on his work at consultancy McKinsey and his campaign’s high-dollar fundraisers. And he doesn’t have many good answers on either front. Buttigieg has been a bit of a surprise breakout in the 2020 Democratic primary. He’s 37, the mayor of South […]

Pete Buttigieg Struggles To Explain His Lack Of Transparency On Fundraising | HuffPost

Pete Buttigieg Struggles To Explain His Lack Of Transparency On Fundraising | HuffPost. WATERLOO, Iowa ― Pete Buttigieg struggled to explain why he does not open up his high-dollar fundraisers to the media or why he no longer discloses the names of his campaign “bundlers” during a brief press conference Friday night. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, clearly […]

Billionaires Are Not the Answer – Mother Jones

Billionaires Are Not the Answer – Mother Jones. A good news site died a few weeks ago, a site founded on the idea that journalists need not kowtow to power or fame. When you go to its web address, you’ll still find articles, but it’s zombie journalism: The entire editorial staff is gone, driven out by owners who picked up […]

Democrats’ impeachment desperation

Democrats' impeachment desperation. Now that the House Judiciary Committee’s first public hearing into the possible impeachment of Donald Trump has concluded and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has announced Democrats will proceed with articles of impeachment, two questions come to mind. What exactly was the purpose of Wednesday’s hearing? And who did House Democrats hope to convince by having […]

Debate: Would you rather settle for Joe Biden or Pete Buttigieg?

Debate: Would you rather settle for Joe Biden or Pete Buttigieg?. With two Democratic candidates steering their way into a wide and apparently welcoming right-of-left-of-center lane, Slate has gathered several of its writers for a discussion on the question: If you had no other choice—Joe Biden or Pete Buttigieg? Some of these writers very much hope to have another choice. […]

House Judiciary Releases Report On Constitutional Grounds For Impeachment

House Judiciary Releases Report On Constitutional Grounds For Impeachment. by Nicole Lafond · December 7, 2019 As has been precedent in previous impeachment investigations, the House Judiciary Committee released a report on the Constitutional grounds for impeachment on Saturday, outlining what offenses reach the “high crimes and misdemeanors” threshold. The 52-page report was written by the panel’s majority staff and […]

‘People have real questions about this’: Hunter-Ukraine questions cloud Biden tour – POLITICO

‘People have real questions about this’: Hunter-Ukraine questions cloud Biden tour – POLITICO. Joe Biden has two methods of responding to questions about his son’s controversial business dealings in Ukraine: denial and anger. But so far, Biden doesn’t have a clear and cogent message — and Iowa voters are starting to take notice, especially after his fiery encounter Thursday with […]

Pete Buttigieg’s McKinsey problem, explained – Vox

Pete Buttigieg’s McKinsey problem, explained – Vox. Pete Buttigieg’s rise in the polls has been accompanied by increased scrutiny on his work at consultancy McKinsey and his campaign’s high-dollar fundraisers. And he doesn’t have many good answers on either front. Buttigieg has been a bit of a surprise breakout in the 2020 Democratic primary. He’s 37, the mayor of South […]

Contrary To Rumors, The Queen Does Not Plan To Retire At 95 | HuffPost

Contrary To Rumors, The Queen Does Not Plan To Retire At 95 | HuffPost. It looks like Prince Charles will have to continue his wait to succeed his mother on the throne. Queen Elizabeth II, who is currently 93, will not be stepping down when she turns 95, Charles’ office confirmed to People this week, following a flurry of headlines […]

Democrats’ impeachment desperation

Democrats' impeachment desperation. Now that the House Judiciary Committee’s first public hearing into the possible impeachment of Donald Trump has concluded and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has announced Democrats will proceed with articles of impeachment, two questions come to mind. What exactly was the purpose of Wednesday’s hearing? And who did House Democrats hope to convince by having […]

Debate: Would you rather settle for Joe Biden or Pete Buttigieg?

Debate: Would you rather settle for Joe Biden or Pete Buttigieg?. With two Democratic candidates steering their way into a wide and apparently welcoming right-of-left-of-center lane, Slate has gathered several of its writers for a discussion on the question: If you had no other choice—Joe Biden or Pete Buttigieg? Some of these writers very much hope to have another choice. […]

Trump Rants About Lightbulbs, Plumbing | Talking Points Memo

Trump Rants About Lightbulbs, Plumbing | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · December 6, 2019 President Trump had a number of thoughts swirling around his head during a small business roundtable Friday afternoon at the White House. After addressing the deadly shooting at a Naval base in Pensacola, Florida, Trump abruptly pivoted to complaining about the environmentally friendly lightbulbs […]

Pelosi goes it alone on impeachment – POLITICO

Pelosi goes it alone on impeachment – POLITICO. Speaker Nancy Pelosi never wanted to impeach President Donald Trump. But now that it’s happening, she’s doing it her own way — in four inch heels and with an iron grip. Pelosi has tightly scripted every step of the House’s march toward impeachment. All the key decisions — whether to move forward […]

Joe Biden’s answers on Hunter and Ukraine are weak – Vox

Joe Biden’s answers on Hunter and Ukraine are weak – Vox. by Matthew Yglesias · December 5, 2019 This morning in Iowa, former Vice President Joe Biden faced off with a voter who accused him of sending his son, Hunter Biden, to Ukraine to “sell access.” Biden’s response seemed to be to challenge the questioner to a push-up contest or […]

Pete Buttigieg Won’t Talk About His Secret Work At McKinsey | HuffPost

Pete Buttigieg Won’t Talk About His Secret Work At McKinsey | HuffPost. Pete Buttigieg worked at McKinsey & Company, an elite consulting firm with global reach, for three years. But as the South Bend, Indiana, mayor builds his case for why he should be president, he has pointedly kept the details of that line on his resume a secret. Now […]

Who’s Really Behind a $1 Million Donation to Trump’s Inauguration? – Mother Jones

Who’s Really Behind a $1 Million Donation to Trump’s Inauguration? – Mother Jones. The Justice Department on Tuesday announced it had indicted eight men for conspiring to illegally funnel $3.5 million to political committees supporting Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid. Prosecutors say the money came from George Nader—a businessman who was was recently charged with trafficking a child for sexual […]

Democrats’ impeachment desperation

Democrats' impeachment desperation. Now that the House Judiciary Committee’s first public hearing into the possible impeachment of Donald Trump has concluded and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has announced Democrats will proceed with articles of impeachment, two questions come to mind. What exactly was the purpose of Wednesday’s hearing? And who did House Democrats hope to convince by having […]

Kamala Harris’ campaign had a strong start and a weak finish.

Kamala Harris’ campaign had a strong start and a weak finish.. It was a cold January night, and George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium was packed. Attendees sat on the floor around the room’s perimeter, and a loud, dull chatter filled the room. When Sen. Kamala Harris, D-C.A., walked onto the stage, as “California Love” by Tupac played in the background, […]

Pelosi Directs Nadler, Schiff To Proceed With Articles Of Impeachment

Pelosi Directs Nadler, Schiff To Proceed With Articles Of Impeachment. by Nicole Lafond · December 5, 2019 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) officially directed the chairmen of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees to proceed with articles of impeachment. Standing in front of a cluster of American flags in the Speaker’s Balcony Hallway, Pelosi delivered the directive, and suggested that […]

Trump abruptly cancels NATO news conference after tense exchanges with world leaders – POLITICO

Trump abruptly cancels NATO news conference after tense exchanges with world leaders – POLITICO. President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a planned news conference on the sidelines of the NATO meeting on Wednesday, after tense exchanges with other world leaders. “When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington,” Trump tweeted. “We won’t be doing a press conference […]

Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and the 2020 Democrats’ Medicare mess – Vox

Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and the 2020 Democrats’ Medicare mess – Vox. One lesson of the past few weeks is that the Medicare-for-all debate has become a minefield for Democrats — and it’s not clear that any candidate has a safe path through it. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has dropped 14 points since October 8, when she briefly led the Democratic […]

The Latest Biden Campaign Ad Is A Supercut Of World Leaders Laughing At Trump | HuffPost

The Latest Biden Campaign Ad Is A Supercut Of World Leaders Laughing At Trump | HuffPost. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign pounced Wednesday evening after a viral video featuring frustrated world leaders mocking President Donald Trump circulated online. The Democratic candidate released a new attack ad saying the country needed a leader the “world respects.” The minute-long clip begins […]

Impassioned Law Experts Testify: If the Ukraine Scandal Isn’t Impeachable, “Nothing Is” – Mother Jones

Impassioned Law Experts Testify: If the Ukraine Scandal Isn’t Impeachable, “Nothing Is” – Mother Jones. Constitutional law expert Michael Gerhardt warned Congress Wednesday that failure to impeach President Donald Trump could set a dangerous precedent for future commanders in chief. “If what we’re talking about is not impeachable, nothing is impeachable,” the professor at University of North Carolina School of […]

The most important day of the impeachment inquiry

The most important day of the impeachment inquiry. You wouldn’t know it from the commentary, but Wednesday could be the most important day of the impeachment inquiry for Democrats. The action will move to the House Judiciary Committee, which will call four constitutional experts to testify beginning at 10 a.m. EST. It might be the Democrats’ only chance to directly […]

House Dems Held Secret Meeting | Talking Points Memo

House Dems Held Secret Meeting | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · December 4, 2019 House Democrats reportedly held a closed-door meeting in the moments before the House Judiciary Committee began its first impeachment hearing Wednesday morning. According to a CNN report, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) said that after the meeting, Democratic lawmakers took up House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s […]

Biden struts as his rivals bite the dust – POLITICO

Biden struts as his rivals bite the dust – POLITICO. Joe Biden’s feeling awfully confident these days. The former vice president thinks he doesn’t need Barack Obama to win the primary. He seemed to mock the idea that there’s enthusiasm for Elizabeth Warren or that Pete Buttigieg came up with his own plans. And he professed to be untroubled by […]

When is the next Democratic debate? Here’s what to expect in December. – Vox

When is the next Democratic debate? Here’s what to expect in December. – Vox. Only six candidates have qualified so far for the December Democratic debate, the sixth of the 2020 presidential contest, and the rest of the field is running out of time to make the stage. Hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico, the debate will take place on […]

U.S. Diplomat Claims Trump Appointee Fired Him For Mentioning Obama | HuffPost

U.S. Diplomat Claims Trump Appointee Fired Him For Mentioning Obama | HuffPost. A former U.S. diplomat says he was fired from his job as the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in London just for mentioning Barack Obama in a speech. Lewis Lukens spent three decades in the U.S. foreign service, including stints as the U.S. ambassador to […]

Kamala Harris Made History. Then Her History Caught Up With Her. – Mother Jones

Kamala Harris Made History. Then Her History Caught Up With Her. – Mother Jones. Kamala Harris is out. The junior senator from California suspended her bid for the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday afternoon. The announcement capped off a historic campaign that started with a bang and quickly devolved into a sputtering operation torn between two coasts and warring staffers, […]

Why Kamala Harris failed

Why Kamala Harris failed. Kamala Harris was the perfect presidential candidate for the institutional Democratic Party in 2019. By which I mean that she talked, looked, and acted like she was grown in a top-secret high-tech lab deep in the bowls of the Democratic National Committee. She was the total package. Smart, articulate, sassy, attractive, and as the child of […]

The Judiciary Committee is not ready for a televised impeachment hearing.

The Judiciary Committee is not ready for a televised impeachment hearing.. On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee will hold its first hearing in the latest phase of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. Based on everything we know about the committee’s past oversight efforts, statements by Republican committee members and the president’s defense team, and the details of the panel […]

Biden says he doesn’t need Obama’s endorsement – POLITICO

Biden says he doesn’t need Obama’s endorsement – POLITICO. Former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday said he didn’t need Barack Obama’s endorsement in the Democratic primary, even if the field were down to three people. He also scoffed at the notion that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is building enthusiasm and accused Mayor Pete Buttigieg of stealing his plans. In a […]

Trump’s policy record: environment, Wall Street regulation, and more – Vox

Trump’s policy record: environment, Wall Street regulation, and more – Vox. by Matthew Yglesias · December 2, 2019 The scandals, the leaks, the outrages, and the bizarre tweets of the last three years can distract from an important fact about President Donald Trump: He has changed policy in important ways that affect the lives of millions of Americans. Some of […]

Should Journalists Be Part of the Resistance? – Mother Jones

Should Journalists Be Part of the Resistance? – Mother Jones. by Monika Bauerlein Over the past month or so, the New York Times’ executive editor, Dean Baquet, has been giving a handful of interviews about the role of journalism in general, and the New York Times in particular. One of these, with the BBC, briefly had our ears burning. “I […]

Do House Democrats want Trump to win a 2nd term?

Do House Democrats want Trump to win a 2nd term?. President Trump is in a tight spot. The House Intelligence Committee is voting on impeachment on Tuesday this week, and the Judiciary Committee is starting its own hearings soon afterwards. We know for a fact — indeed, from Trump’s own mouth — that he attempted to blackmail Ukraine into ginning […]

Bloomberg’s ads are flooding the internet.

Bloomberg's ads are flooding the internet.. Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems to be hoping that his riches can help make up for his late entrance into the 2020 Democratic primaries. He made a splash with an initial television ad buy of more than $30 million, the largest expenditure that a presidential campaign has ever made […]

Newsweek Editor Demoted | Talking Points Memo

Newsweek Editor Demoted | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · December 2, 2019 A Newsweek editor was reportedly demoted after a reporter for the magazine was fired for an inaccurate report on President Trump’s Thanksgiving plans. On Saturday, the Washington Examiner reported that Newsweek reporter Jessica Kwong was fired for her Thursday article with the headline “How is Trump […]

Rudy Giuliani threatens to sue Fox News host – WND

Rudy Giuliani threatens to sue Fox News host – WND. Rudy Giuliani threatened to sue Fox News host Steve Hilton on Monday for accusing President Trump’s personal lawyer of enriching himself in Ukraine. Hilton, on his “Next Revolution” show Sunday night, called the former New York City mayor “toxic” and an “unethical disaster.” “I have not taken a penny for […]

White House won’t take part in first House Judiciary impeachment hearing – POLITICO

White House won’t take part in first House Judiciary impeachment hearing – POLITICO. “It is too late to cure the profound procedural deficiencies that have tainted this entire inquiry,” his counsel said. New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler will chair a House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing Wednesday. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo 12/01/2019 07:23 PM EST Updated: 12/01/2019 07:47 PM EST The […]

Top House Judiciary Republican Says He Will Call Adam Schiff To Testify First | HuffPost

Top House Judiciary Republican Says He Will Call Adam Schiff To Testify First | HuffPost. Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee will be the first person he calls to testify before his panel as impeachment hearings proceed. “My first and foremost witness is Adam […]

The Democratic primary’s generational divide

The Democratic primary’s generational divide. Pete Buttigieg is the youngest candidate in the Democratic presidential primaries, and if elected, he would be the youngest president in history. On the campaign trail he often talks about America’s need for “a new generation of leadership” to replace the “failures of the old normal.” Yet none of this seems to be very appealing […]

Prince Andrew’s disastrous, fascinating interview.

Prince Andrew's disastrous, fascinating interview.. Prince Andrew is awful and self-righteous and dim. That much seems clear, and the story of his association with Jeffrey Epstein seems likely to get worse: There are rumors that Prince Andrew will be asked to talk to U.S. law enforcement agencies about Epstein. Johanna Sjoberg has accused Andrew of groping her at Epstein’s home. […]

Collins Declares Schiff Will Be His ‘First And Foremost’ Witness In Judiciary Impeachment Hearing

Collins Declares Schiff Will Be His ‘First And Foremost’ Witness In Judiciary Impeachment Hearing. by Cristina Cabrera · December 1, 2019 On Sunday, House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins (R-GA) vowed to make House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) testify in the Judiciary committee’s impeachment hearings. Collins made the announcement when Fox News host Chris Wallace asked him […]

Behind Trump’s secret war-zone trip: A Mar-a-Lago escape, a twin Air Force One and a Twitter plan – POLITICO

Behind Trump’s secret war-zone trip: A Mar-a-Lago escape, a twin Air Force One and a Twitter plan – POLITICO. The president delivered his thanks to the troops on Thanksgiving in a visit to Afghanistan shrouded in secrecy and packed with the displays of military strength Trump loves. President Donald Trump with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani (left) while addressing members of […]

Tom Steyer’s impeach Trump movement stopped short for presidential run – Vox

Tom Steyer’s impeach Trump movement stopped short for presidential run – Vox. Billionaire Tom Steyer put nearly two years and millions of dollars into gathering support for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. And now that impeachment is here, he’s running for president — and the group he founded to spearhead the movement is a skeleton of what it once was. In […]

America’s troubled alliance with Ukraine

America's troubled alliance with Ukraine. How did the U.S. become so involved with this former Soviet republic? Here’s everything you need to know: How did modern Ukraine emerge? Ukraine’s history is intertwined with Russia’s. Both cultures descend from the medieval Slavic empire Kievan Rus, founded by Vikings in the 9th century with a capital where Kyiv stands today. After the […]

Celebrity Feuds: Ellen skipped Dakota Johnson’s birthday party to watch football with torture enthusiast George W. Bush.

Celebrity Feuds: Ellen skipped Dakota Johnson’s birthday party to watch football with torture enthusiast George W. Bush.. by Matthew Dessem · December 1, 2019 “You were where?” Warner Bros. Television The celebs are at it again! Talk show host ELLEN DEGENERES invited actress DAKOTA JOHNSON to appear on Ellen, but the interview had barely begun when the two Hollywood mega-stars […]

Trump Stages Photo-Ops | Talking Points Memo

Trump Stages Photo-Ops | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · November 30, 2019 In the midst of impeachment proceedings that he dubs as a “hoax,” President Trump has come up with a new distraction strategy: photo-ops. According to the Washington Post Saturday, Trump and his aides have staged photo opportunities and public events with the purpose of showcasing the […]

Why Are There So Few Women at West Point? Ask Congress. – POLITICO

Why Are There So Few Women at West Point? Ask Congress. – POLITICO. Dr. Ellen Haring is a retired Army colonel and the CEO of the Service Women’s Action Network. Three decades ago, when I graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, just 10 percent of the students in my class were women. Since then, women have […]

Tom Steyer’s impeach Trump movement stopped short for presidential run – Vox

Tom Steyer’s impeach Trump movement stopped short for presidential run – Vox. Billionaire Tom Steyer put nearly two years and millions of dollars into gathering support for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. And now that impeachment is here, he’s running for president — and the group he founded to spearhead the movement is a skeleton of what it once was. In […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams Buttigieg’s ‘GOP Talking Point’ On Free Public College | HuffPost

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams Buttigieg's 'GOP Talking Point' On Free Public College | HuffPost. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is taking aim at tuition-free public college plans proposed by two of his rival Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). “I believe we should move to make college affordable for everybody,” he said a campaign ad […]

There’s Just One Problem With Dems Fast-Tracking Impeachment – Mother Jones

There’s Just One Problem With Dems Fast-Tracking Impeachment – Mother Jones. At the start of this week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, sent a letter to his colleagues in the House that provided a status report on the impeachment inquiry he has been overseeing. He noted that after weeks of investigation and public hearings, “We […]

Democrats are running into Trump’s economic buzzsaw

Democrats are running into Trump's economic buzzsaw. Call it the Back-up Plan. For the past couple of years, the potential for an economic downturn has kept jittery Democrats from getting too nervous about the 2020 presidential election. Even if Robert Mueller and his Russia investigation didn’t get President Trump — and now the Ukraine impeachment investigation — then the American […]

Week in review: The week has been terrible.

Week in review: The week has been terrible.. It’s been a fun few days in the world of U.S. politics! • On Sunday, Trump’s secretary of defense fired the secretary of the Navy for trying to enforce internal disciplinary measures against SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was convicted at trial earlier this year for bringing “discredit upon the armed forces” by […]

Recession fears recede in boost to Trump | TheHill

Recession fears recede in boost to Trump | TheHill. by Niv Elis · November 28, 2019 After a summer dip, consumer spending has roared back to life heading into the holiday shopping season, giving the stock market a boost and fending off recession fears with less than a year until the 2020 elections. The improving economic picture could be a […]

How Buttigieg got knocked off the Obama track – POLITICO

How Buttigieg got knocked off the Obama track – POLITICO. In fundraising pitches, campaign messaging and his own speeches, Pete Buttigieg likes to point out the parallels between his own upstart campaign and that of another Democrat whose presidential bid was once seen as a longshot — Barack Obama. But that framing is coming under serious question — and might […]

Alabama Supreme Court Upholds Protections For Confederate Monuments | HuffPost

Alabama Supreme Court Upholds Protections For Confederate Monuments | HuffPost. The Alabama Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling Wednesday in favor of protecting Confederate monuments, ending a years-long battle between Birmingham and the state over the city’s right to cover up the problematic Civil War tributes. The decision reverses a lower court ruling from January that found a 2017 Alabama […]

Democrats Announce Next Round of Impeachment Hearings – Mother Jones

Democrats Announce Next Round of Impeachment Hearings – Mother Jones. The House Judiciary Committee has set the date for its first impeachment hearing, scheduled to take place on December 4. The chair of the committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), sent Donald Trump a letter on Tuesday informing the president of his rights in the impeachment process and inviting him to […]

Why Trump identifies with war criminals

Why Trump identifies with war criminals. Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder and several other charges pertaining “to a pattern of threatening and intimidating actions toward Afghans” as a platoon leader in Afghanistan. The ruling relied on the testimony of nearly a dozen of the men who served under him, accounts describing an […]

Dear Prudence: My atheist husband takes over Thanksgiving grace.

Dear Prudence: My atheist husband takes over Thanksgiving grace.. Q. Thanksgiving Prayer … Dread!: Thanksgiving will soon be here. Each year we gather for a festive and warm time at my parents’ home with my siblings and all our spouses and children. My family are Christians who are active in the Episcopal Church. Faith is a very positive experience to […]

Why Media Executives Keep Failing | Talking Points Memo

Why Media Executives Keep Failing | Talking Points Memo. by Joe Ragazzo · November 27, 2019 This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. I forget the exact date, but sometime during my time as a student at Ohio University, I stumbled across this 2008 blog post listing gross profit margins of Gannett-owned newspapers […]

How Buttigieg got knocked off the Obama track – POLITICO

How Buttigieg got knocked off the Obama track – POLITICO. In fundraising pitches, campaign messaging and his own speeches, Pete Buttigieg likes to point out the parallels between his own upstart campaign and that of another Democrat whose presidential bid was once seen as a longshot — Barack Obama. But that framing is coming under serious question — and might […]

Rudy Giuliani tried to score big bucks in Ukraine as scandal unfolded – Vox

Rudy Giuliani tried to score big bucks in Ukraine as scandal unfolded – Vox. When Rudy Giuliani talked with top Ukrainian officials about getting dirt on Joe Biden earlier this year, he also wanted something else: lots of money. That’s the upshot of two new reports from the New York Times and the Washington Post, both of which are based […]

A Fight Over Abortion Is Tearing Apart the Democratic Party of a Deep-Blue State – Mother Jones

A Fight Over Abortion Is Tearing Apart the Democratic Party of a Deep-Blue State – Mother Jones. by Jessica Washington Abortion-rights supporters protest a fundraiser for the Rhode Island Senate Democrats political action committee on May, 23rd. Jennifer McDermott/AP Photo As red states across the country have moved to limit access to reproductive health care, the Democratic Party in one […]

Barack Obama speaks from the dead

Barack Obama speaks from the dead. When John Henry Newman’s Apologia pro vita sua was published in 1863, Cardinal Manning was asked what he thought of the justly celebrated autobiography of his erstwhile friend. “It is singularly interesting; it is like listening to the voice of one from the dead.” I think of these words whenever I read anything about […]