Robert Mueller gave us everything we need to know.

Robert Mueller gave us everything we need to know.. It has been said that there are two types of fiction writers, those who can show us entirely new worlds and those who tell us again what we already know. Robert Mueller is quite obviously the latter. What his report, released Thursday, does, irrefutably and in eye-scraping detail, is tell us […]

Mueller report: 2020 Democrats urge Congress to keep investigating Trump – Vox

Mueller report: 2020 Democrats urge Congress to keep investigating Trump – Vox. In the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Democratic presidential candidates think there’s room for Congress to explore the question of obstruction of justice charges — and others — a bit further. “While we have more detail from [Thursday]’s report than before, Congress must continue its investigation […]

Elizabeth Warren Calls for Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump – Mother Jones

Elizabeth Warren Calls for Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump – Mother Jones. Elizabeth Warren said Friday afternoon that the House of Representatives should “initiate impeachment proceedings” against President Trump. Warren’s comments—the strongest yet from a major Democratic presidential candidate—come one day after the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation into contacts between the […]

The attorney general thinks you’re stupid

The attorney general thinks you're stupid. by Ryan Cooper · April 18, 2019 Illustrated | Allusioni/iStock, AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Before the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report, Attorney General William Barr held a press conference where he tried to frame the initial media narrative. Barr repeatedly emphasized that Mueller did not establish direct coordination between the Trump campaign […]

Why the Media Dumped Beto for Mayor Pete – POLITICO Magazine

Why the Media Dumped Beto for Mayor Pete – POLITICO Magazine. Journalists love a candidate who loves them back. Jack Shafer is Politico’s senior media writer. Burning with the velocity of a prairie fire on a gusty Indiana day, Pete Buttigieg scorched the airwaves, seared the podcasts, and charred the press this week as he ignited his presidential campaign, temporarily […]

Mueller report is bad for Trump, but no impeachment.

Mueller report is bad for Trump, but no impeachment.. by Jim Newell · April 18, 2019 House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has a tightrope to walk. Zach Gibson/Getty Images Robert Mueller’s report, which details 10 potential instances of obstruction of justice by Donald Trump, is unsurprisingly meatier than Attorney General William Barr let on in his initial summary. As […]

Robert Mueller’s report: Congress to decide if Trump obstructed justice – Vox

Robert Mueller’s report: Congress to decide if Trump obstructed justice – Vox. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report explicitly says Congress should be the body that determines whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice. That conclusion differs sharply from what Attorney General Bill Barr said at a Thursday morning press conference. Barr told reporters that Mueller didn’t indicate whether he would leave […]

Bill Barr’s Big Deception – Mother Jones

Bill Barr’s Big Deception – Mother Jones. At his spin-before-release press conference on Thursday morning, Attorney General Bill Barr repeatedly bolstered Donald Trump’s mantra. “No collusion,” he said multiple times. And he gave the president a big pass on obstruction of justice, noting that Trump had been sincerely “frustrated” by the Russia investigation—as if that is a legitimate excuse. It […]

Obstruction is the new collusion

Obstruction is the new collusion. The release of the report from Robert Mueller’s ultimately pointless special counsel investigation on Thursday afternoon has shown us one thing: Obstruction of justice is the new, even lamer sequel to collusion. It is the respectable way of declaring that Donald Trump’s presidency is illegitimate, which is what we have been looking for ways of […]

Top House Dem Tosses Lifeline To Trump On Mueller Report Day – Talking Points Memo

Top House Dem Tosses Lifeline To Trump On Mueller Report Day – Talking Points Memo. by Allegra Kirkland House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said Thursday that nothing in the 400-plus page special counsel report changes his impression that Democrats should move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Trump. “Based on what we have seen to date, going forward on […]

‘Bernie or Bust’ Voters Create Predicament for Democrats in 2020 – Bloomberg

‘Bernie or Bust’ Voters Create Predicament for Democrats in 2020 – Bloomberg. by Sahil Kapur · April 17, 2019 The fierce loyalty Bernie Sanders inspires in his supporters is creating a dilemma for the Democratic Party. For a sliver of Sanders’ base, it’s Bernie or bust. They may detest President Donald Trump, but they didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton and […]

Gender data gap: Women suffer needless pain in a world designed for men – Vox

Gender data gap: Women suffer needless pain in a world designed for men – Vox. In the 1983 movie Yentl, the title character, played by Barbra Streisand, pretends to be a man to get the education she wants. She has to change the way she dresses, the timbre of her voice, and much more to get any respect. In medical […]

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Set To Appear On A Fox News Town Hall | HuffPost

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Set To Appear On A Fox News Town Hall | HuffPost. Fox News confirmed on Wednesday that Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) will be the next 2020 presidential candidate to get a town hall meeting on the network. Klobuchar follows in the footsteps of fellow candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), whose Monday town hall on the conservative-leaning network […]

Wall Street’s looming ‘earnings recession’ is a good thing

Wall Street's looming 'earnings recession' is a good thing. Wall Street is getting nervous, with stocks slipping and then rebounding as the latest data comes in. What has got everyone worried isn’t an old-fashioned recession though. It’s an “earnings recession” — the “earnings” in this case being “earnings per share,” i.e. the money that companies spit out to their shareholders. […]

Maxing It Out for Trump – Talking Points Memo

Maxing It Out for Trump – Talking Points Memo. by Josh Marshall We’ve now gotten more details about about what we’ve basically already known or should have known: the fix is in. The goal here is to max out every avenue to protect the President from the contents of the Report. Bill Barr and his friends at the White House […]

Mueller looms over Dem investigations – POLITICO

Mueller looms over Dem investigations – POLITICO. The special counsel’s report is certain to affect House oversight plans. After three months in power, House Democrats have finally hit their investigative stride. They’ve teed up invasive probes of President Donald Trump’s finances, uncorked subpoenas and set the stage for court battles that could consume Washington through the 2020 election. But everything […]

Pete Buttigieg’s court-packing alternative is unconstitutional.

Pete Buttigieg’s court-packing alternative is unconstitutional.. Pete Buttigieg suddenly seems presidential. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has surged in the polls, zipping ahead to third place in Iowa and New Hampshire. He’s hauling in cash—more than $7 million in the first quarter of 2019—and raised another million hours after he formally announced his candidacy for president on Sunday. Buttigieg […]

Democrats are prioritizing “electability” in 2020. That’s a coded term. – Vox

Democrats are prioritizing “electability” in 2020. That’s a coded term. – Vox. by Li Zhou · April 16, 2019 Democratic presidential hopeful former US Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) greets supporters during a campaign rally on March 30, 2019, in El Paso. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The majority of Democratic voters and Democratic leaners don’t have a preference when it comes to […]

Muslim Voters Won’t Forget Which Democrats Had Ilhan Omar’s Back | HuffPost

Muslim Voters Won't Forget Which Democrats Had Ilhan Omar's Back | HuffPost. Christina Ali is a 25-year-old nursing student at the University of South Florida and, for the last 7 years, has been a loyal Democrat. She voted for Hiliary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election and has always voted blue for every prior election since she turned 18 years […]

Trump Doubles Down on Plan to Release Migrants in Sanctuary Cities – Mother Jones

Trump Doubles Down on Plan to Release Migrants in Sanctuary Cities – Mother Jones. Two days after President Donald Trump tweeted that the United States has the “absolute legal right” to send detained migrants to sanctuary cites, he appeared to double down Monday, tweeting that they will be “given” to sanctuary cities, “subject to Homeland Security.” Those Illegal Immigrants who […]

Bernie’s a millionaire now. It doesn’t matter.

Bernie's a millionaire now. It doesn't matter.. After some delays, Bernie Sanders has released 10 years of tax returns. It turns out he is pretty rich. He took in $561,293 in adjusted gross income in 2018 — but over a million dollars in both 2017 and 2016, when he had a ton of book revenue coming in. That makes him […]

Opinion | Notre-Dame Is the Burning Heart of Paris – The New York Times

Opinion | Notre-Dame Is the Burning Heart of Paris – The New York Times. by Pamela Druckerman · April 15, 2019 Notre Dame Is the Burning Heart of Paris There is the sense that we have failed, as a civilization, to care for something priceless. Contributing Opinion Writer Smoke billowed from the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris after a fire […]

We don’t need the Mueller report to know Trump is unfit for office.

We don’t need the Mueller report to know Trump is unfit for office.. Last week, Donald Trump allegedly instructed Kevin McAleenan, the border enforcement official he was about to tap as the new head of the Department of Homeland Security, to close the Southwestern border to migrants. This directive came with the promise that Trump would pardon McAleenan if there […]

Biden Spanish-language ad becomes ‘hot mess’ – POLITICO

Biden Spanish-language ad becomes ‘hot mess’ – POLITICO. In the run-up to his expected presidential campaign announcement, former Vice President Joe Biden’s supporters cut a Spanish-language ad in South Florida over the weekend emphasizing healthcare, education and his biography. The Saturday film shoot was a hushed affair — paid local actors signed non-disclosure agreements promising not to discuss the job. […]

Why Nancy Pelosi spends so much time dismissing AOC and other lefties.

Why Nancy Pelosi spends so much time dismissing AOC and other lefties.. by Jim Newell · April 15, 2019 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi displays a signed ceremonial bill enrollment for legislation that would end U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen on Tuesday in Washington. Alex Edelman/Getty Images During a 60 Minutes profile that aired Sunday night, House Speaker Nancy […]

Trump’s fundraising numbers show his campaign lapping Democratic field – Vox

Trump’s fundraising numbers show his campaign lapping Democratic field – Vox. President Donald Trump’s latest fundraising numbers indicate he will be a formidable opponent for whichever Democrat emerges from a crowded primary field to face him in next year’s general election. Trump raised $30.3 million in the first quarter of this year — a number roughly equal to the amount […]

Democratic Party Chair Tom Perez Refuses To Rethink Banning Fox News From Debates | HuffPost

Democratic Party Chair Tom Perez Refuses To Rethink Banning Fox News From Debates | HuffPost. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez doubled down on his decision to bar Fox News from hosting or televising any of the upcoming Democratic presidential primary debates during a Monday morning appearance on that network. “I don’t have faith in your leadership at Fox News […]

Terminal Patients Got Drugs Without FDA Approval. It Added Years to Their Lives. – Reason.com

Terminal Patients Got Drugs Without FDA Approval. It Added Years to Their Lives. – Reason.com. The Right to Try movement, which recently became federal law, allows doctors to prescribe experimental treatments that haven’t been approved for sale by regulators. | 4.23.2019 10:00 AM HD Download When Marc Hayutin was 69, he was diagnosed with squamous cell thymic carcinoma, a deadly […]

Trump Issues Order to Crack Down on Visa Overstays

Trump Issues Order to Crack Down on Visa Overstays. President Donald Trump is ordering the Departments of State and Homeland Security to take all steps in their power to reduce the currently hundreds of thousands of people who overstay temporary visas every year. A presidential memorandum, issued Monday afternoon, instructs the secretaries of State and Homeland Security to outline within […]

Donald Trump’s Tax-Return Lawsuit Is a Frivolous Attempt to Avoid Law | National Review

Donald Trump’s Tax-Return Lawsuit Is a Frivolous Attempt to Avoid Law | National Review. The lawsuit he just filed in an effort to avoid doing so is frivolous. I believe three things at the same time. First, Donald Trump should have voluntarily produced his tax returns years ago. Second, the law Democrats are using to demand production of Trump’s returns […]

The Immigrants We Need Most

The Immigrants We Need Most. Of all America’s immigrant visa programs, arguably the most successful for the U.S. economy has been the H-1B program. This program admits highly skilled foreign workers who fill vital employment niches to make our Made in America businesses more successful in international markets. Larry Kudlow, the director of President Donald Trump’s National Economic Council, calls […]

Dem leaders reject immediate impeachment proceedings in urgent conference call | Fox News

Dem leaders reject immediate impeachment proceedings in urgent conference call | Fox News. Democrats debate impeachment proceedings after the Mueller report. Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt offers insight. Leaders of the House Democrats backed off the idea of immediately launching impeachment proceedings against President Trump in an urgent conference call Monday evening amid a growing rift among the party’s […]

Making Sense of the False Outrage Over Notre Dame’s $1-Billion Restoration

Making Sense of the False Outrage Over Notre Dame's $1-Billion Restoration. by Bobby Hesley · April 22, 2019 Having just finished this Holy Week of 2019, we’ve been hearing a lot of hypocritical and selective moral outrage from people regarding all the money that is going to be spent to restore Notre Dame Cathedral. While I think it would be […]

Why Relocating Illegal Aliens To Sanctuary Cities Is A Win-Win Idea

Why Relocating Illegal Aliens To Sanctuary Cities Is A Win-Win Idea. by J. Michael Waller · April 22, 2019 Until the border wall with Mexico is built, what do we do with the illegal immigrants already in federal detention, and the million more expected to cross into our country this year? Nobody had any idea what to do. In making […]

Dems seek to rein in calls for impeachment | TheHill

Dems seek to rein in calls for impeachment | TheHill. by Mike Lillis · April 22, 2019 Democratic leaders are racing to keep the impeachment genie in its bottle. The release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s mammoth report on Russia’s 2016 election meddling revealed a trove of details related to President Trump’s handling of the investigation, lending a new boost […]

Supreme Court to decide whether LGBTQ people are covered by Civil Rights Act

Supreme Court to decide whether LGBTQ people are covered by Civil Rights Act. by Todd Ruger · April 22, 2019 The Supreme Court will decide next term whether federal law protects LGBT individuals from workplace discrimination, a major case on the politically divisive social and religious issue that will play out against the backdrop of the 2020 presidential election. The […]

105 Christian churches a month become target of ‘hate’ – WND

105 Christian churches a month become target of 'hate' – WND. Several churches in Sri Lanka were attacked on Easter Sunday by what authorities believe to be Muslim extremists. The suicide bombers killed about 300 and injured hundreds more. Just a week earlier, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which has stood for nearly 900 years, was the site of a […]

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Wouldn’t Mention ‘Terrorism’ or ‘Christians’ Regarding the Sri Lanka Attacks, Choosing the Clunky Term ‘Easter Worshippers’ Instead. Yet They Did Not Shy Away From ’Terrorism’ or ‘Muslims’ With the New Zealand Mosque Attacks

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Wouldn’t Mention 'Terrorism’ or ‘Christians’ Regarding the Sri Lanka Attacks, Choosing the Clunky Term ‘Easter Worshippers’ Instead. Yet They Did Not Shy Away From ’Terrorism’ or ‘Muslims’ With the New Zealand Mosque Attacks. On Easter Sunday, at least 290 people were killed and more than 500 wounded in bombings at churches in Sri Lanka that […]

The Russian Navy Is Dismantling Two Massive Nuclear Battlecruisers. Here’s Why. | The National Interest

The Russian Navy Is Dismantling Two Massive Nuclear Battlecruisers. Here's Why. | The National Interest. by David Axe · April 22, 2019 The Russian navy reportedly has decided to dismantle two laid-up Kirov-class nuclear battlecruisers. The recycling of the battlecruisers Admiral Ushakov and Admiral Lazarev will leave in service at most two vessels in the class, accelerating the fleet’s evolution […]

Global Islamic Terrorists Suspected to be Behind Sri Lanka Easter Bombings

Global Islamic Terrorists Suspected to be Behind Sri Lanka Easter Bombings. Sri Lanka’s government has blamed a little-known local Islamist group for the Easter Sunday bombings, but officials and security experts suspect global jihadists were connected to the deadly attack. “There must be a wider international network behind it,” cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne told reporters of the coordinated suicide bombings […]

On Earth Day, Gloomy Predictions Haven’t Come to Pass

On Earth Day, Gloomy Predictions Haven't Come to Pass. by Nicolas Loris · April 22, 2019 This Earth Day, it almost feels like we should be carving some turkey. Why? Because we have a lot to be thankful for since the first Earth Day event occurred 49 years ago. We should be thankful that the gloom-and-doom predictions made throughout the […]

Mueller’s Despicable Parthian Shot | The American Spectator

Mueller’s Despicable Parthian Shot | The American Spectator. When special counsel Robert Mueller finally finished his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, he produced a report that confirms much of the criticism President Trump has leveled at him during the past two years. It clearly reveals that Mueller’s partisan investigators were determined to “get Trump,” and that they […]

Social Security Will Be Insolvent in 16 Years – Reason.com

Social Security Will Be Insolvent in 16 Years – Reason.com. Social Security will be insolvent and unable to pay the full value of promised benefits by 2035—that’s one full year later than previously expected—and Social Security’s costs will exceed its income by 2020, according to a new report published Monday by the program’s trustees. At the end of 2018, Social […]

Bernie vs. The Democrats

Bernie vs. The Democrats. Hollywood is filled with remakes and reboots. Washington is about to get one of its own. The re-launched property: the 2016 campaign. You know the plot. An outsider with grassroots support leads a crusade against the party establishment and the legitimating institutions that bestow credibility upon a candidate. He’s old, white, been around for a while, […]

Supreme Court Considers Citizenship Question on Census | National Review

Supreme Court Considers Citizenship Question on Census | National Review. This is another case in which Trump administration behavior is provoking plaintiffs to ask the judiciary to police the blurry boundaries of executive discretion. Washington — The oral arguments the Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday will be more decorous than the gusts of judicial testiness that blew the case […]

This Earth Day, thank America: The world leader in clean air

This Earth Day, thank America: The world leader in clean air. by Jason Isaac · April 22, 2019 Did you know the United States leads the world in clean air? As I walk the halls of the Capitol, meeting with members of Congress and their staff about the energy policies that help and hurt our country’s future, I’m shocked how […]

Why the Mueller report, for all its meticulous detail, fell flat | Fox News

Why the Mueller report, for all its meticulous detail, fell flat | Fox News. If you’ve watched cable news or read newspapers for the last two years, you know most of what’s in the Mueller report. That was perhaps the biggest surprise in poring over it. Even the president’s lawyers were surprised by that. On issue after issue, the special […]

Things the Media Ignored in the Mueller Report

Things the Media Ignored in the Mueller Report. by Clarice Feldman · April 21, 2019 Despite the oceans of pixels, buckets of ink, and hours of TV and radio coverage respecting the Mueller report, there are two important things underplayed or ignored: the ubiquitous nature of Russian interference from 2014 on, which Obama ignored, and the real target of the […]

7 Ways The Mueller Report Exposed The Media’s Fake ‘Bombshell’ Stories

7 Ways The Mueller Report Exposed The Media’s Fake ‘Bombshell’ Stories. by Madeline Osburn · April 19, 2019 After two and a half years of countless mainstream media “scoops” and “bombshells” that turned out to be false or nonexistent, the American people finally have some concrete answers on Russiagate. When Special Counsel Robert Mueller released his 448-page report on Russian […]

Senate Republicans tested on Trump support after Mueller | TheHill

Senate Republicans tested on Trump support after Mueller | TheHill. by Alexander Bolton · April 21, 2019 Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report poses a test for vulnerable Senate Republicans running for reelection, forcing them to decide how far to distance themselves from President Trump heading into 2020. Mueller declined to pursue charges of conspiracy, illegal coordination or obstruction of justice, but much […]

What caused the burning of Notre Dame? – WND

What caused the burning of Notre Dame? – WND. I awoke that morning and, as I usually do, checked the news on the radio and the internet. I didn’t realize it was an historic day. One story captured all the headlines: the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was ablaze, the flames quickly engulfing the historic structure. I don’t know how […]

Forget Trump, Here Are Five Reasons Why Obama Should Have Been Impeached | Trending

Forget Trump, Here Are Five Reasons Why Obama Should Have Been Impeached | Trending. by Matt Margolis · April 18, 2019 As Democrats privately admit to themselves that there was no Russian collusion, they’ve also shifted gears to focus on the question of obstruction of justice. Despite the Mueller investigation being loaded with anti-Trumpers, even they weren’t able to say […]

Trump’s Cuba Sanctions Will Punish Maduro’s Enablers in Havana | The National Interest

Trump’s Cuba Sanctions Will Punish Maduro’s Enablers in Havana | The National Interest. by Ana Quintana · April 21, 2019 National Security Advisor John Bolton recently announced new policies aimed to hasten the restoration of democracy in Venezuela. One of the initiatives is to fully implement Title 3 of the United States’ trade embargo against Cuba. Title 3 has been […]

Mueller Report: Trump Cleared, Media Condemned

Mueller Report: Trump Cleared, Media Condemned. by Jarrett Stepman · April 20, 2019 The Mueller report was finally released this week and it’s good news for President Donald Trump and all Americans who believe in the sanctity of our elections. But it’s bad news for those, some in the media, who want to believe the president is a treasonous crook. […]

The Heroes of the Mueller Report | The American Spectator

The Heroes of the Mueller Report | The American Spectator. Now that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is out, it is time to salute the heroes. Mueller is not among them. He was a hero when he served in Vietnam. During his career as a prosecutor, he won the respect of colleagues who still talk of him as a godlike […]

Easter Reading — Review: ‘The Morning Watch’ by James Agee

Easter Reading — Review: 'The Morning Watch' by James Agee. Reach hither thy hand, the risen Christ tells Doubting Thomas, and thrust it into my side. For an artist—for any believing Christian—a central fact about Easter, the element with the sharpest edge, is that Jesus has returned in the body. Something earthy is present across the gospel narratives, from the […]