Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood’s Oldest Horror Story – The New York Times

Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood’s Oldest Horror Story – The New York Times. In her autobiography, “Child Star,” Shirley Temple described going with her mother to see her new bosses at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer after leaving Fox. Louis B. Mayer spirited away Gertrude Temple. The curly-haired superstar — hailed by F.D.R. for helping America get through the Depression — was taken to the office […]

Watch Courtney Love Warn Actresses Off Meeting Harvey Weinstein in Hotels in 2005

Watch Courtney Love Warn Actresses Off Meeting Harvey Weinstein in Hotels in 2005. by Austin Gebbia · October 14, 2017 The singer-songwriter and Golden Globe-nominated actress gave some valuable advice to “young girls planning on making the move to Hollywood” during a red carpet interview. Courtney Love, the famed musician, actress, and rowdy provocateur widely recognized simply for not giving […]

Harvey Weinstein has changed how I look at movies.

Harvey Weinstein has changed how I look at movies.. For the past week I’ve been pacing my apartment in a hypomanic state, pretending to get work done while following—probably more closely than anyone who aspires to sanity should—the Harvey Weinstein scandal, with its ever-steepening crescendo of allegations that the fabled indie producer carried on a 30-year side career as a […]

18 states sue Trump administration over halted Obamacare subsidies – Salon.com

18 states sue Trump administration over halted Obamacare subsidies – Salon.com. The attorneys general for New York, California and over a dozen other states filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s administration in an effort to block their decision to cut off subsidy payments made to health insurance companies that sell coverage under the Affordable Care Act. A total of […]

Weinstein’s Brother Says Business ‘Continuing As Usual’ Amid Scandal – Talking Points Memo

Weinstein’s Brother Says Business ‘Continuing As Usual’ Amid Scandal – Talking Points Memo. The chorus of Hollywood stars denouncing film producer Harvey Weinstein echoed across the Atlantic on Friday, even as his brother said the embattled production company that bears both their names insisted business was “continuing as usual.” Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Co. issued a statement saying […]

Marshall is not the film you think it is

Marshall is not the film you think it is. The most surprising thing about Reginal Hudlin’s film Marshall — which hits theaters Friday — is how emphatically it’s not a biopic. You’d be forgiven for thinking it was, based on that brooding photo of Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood Marshall on the poster. He looks solemn, respectable, challenging, earnest, just as […]

Epic legal battles shaping up over Trump’s scrapping of Obamacare subsidies – POLITICO

Epic legal battles shaping up over Trump's scrapping of Obamacare subsidies – POLITICO. by PAUL DEMKO and RACHANA PRADHAN · October 13, 2017 New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman immediately indicated Thursday night he intends to use the courts to fight the decision. | Frank Franklin II/AP President Donald Trump’s move to cut off critical Obamacare subsidies will almost surely […]

Hollywood’s Heinous ‘Casting Couch’ Culture That Enabled Harvey Weinstein

Hollywood’s Heinous ‘Casting Couch’ Culture That Enabled Harvey Weinstein. by Nick Schager · October 14, 2017 The disgraced movie mogul isn’t the only sexual predator who’s terrorized Tinseltown. It’s an age-old epidemic that goes back decades. Harvey Weinstein’s alleged assault and harassment of the countless women who’ve now spoken out against him—not to mention the many others likely still preparing […]

Harvey Weinstein has changed how I look at movies.

Harvey Weinstein has changed how I look at movies.. For the past week I’ve been pacing my apartment in a hypomanic state, pretending to get work done while following—probably more closely than anyone who aspires to sanity should—the Harvey Weinstein scandal, with its ever-steepening crescendo of allegations that the fabled indie producer carried on a 30-year side career as a […]

Hillary Clinton finally denounces Harvey Weinstein, changing nothing – Salon.com

Hillary Clinton finally denounces Harvey Weinstein, changing nothing – Salon.com. Hillary Clinton responded to the pervasive accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, saying she was “shocked and appalled by the revelations.” Swell. Weinstein was a staunch Democratic supporter — financially and politically — and thus Republicans and the media have challenged Democratic politicians to react […]

Twitter Bots Distorted the 2016 Election—Including Many Likely From Russia – Mother Jones

Twitter Bots Distorted the 2016 Election—Including Many Likely From Russia – Mother Jones. by Denise Clifton Larry Marano/Rex Shutterstock/ZUMA The day Donald Trump was elected president, nearly 2,000 Twitter accounts that had pumped out pro-Trump messages in the run-up to the vote suddenly went dark. Then, in spring 2017, these bot-controlled accounts reemerged to campaign en français for Marine Le […]

It’s time for Democrats to stop being such gormless chumps

It's time for Democrats to stop being such gormless chumps. One of the most marked characteristics of 21st century political history is the one-sided application of political norms. Democrats have done things like abolish earmarks, adopt “PAYGO” budgeting (in which the long-term stability of the national debt is written into the budget process), and respect the “blue slip” rule, which […]

Who is Seth Moulton for?

Who is Seth Moulton for?. I’m squinting through the sun at the Polk County Steak Fry, trying to size up Seth Moulton. It’s a late September Saturday in Des Moines, and Moulton’s onstage, an immense American flag rippling behind him. “A lot of you must be asking,” he begins with a coy glance around, his voice echoing through the PA […]

A Stunning Blow to Obamacare – The Atlantic

A Stunning Blow to Obamacare – The Atlantic. by Olga Khazan · October 13, 2017 The Trump administration will end subsidies to insurers selling plans on the Obamacare marketplaces to help cover out-of-pocket costs for low-income customers. The payments, so-called “cost sharing reduction subsidies,” total $7 billion. Their loss could further destabilize the individual insurance market, which was already set […]

Trump will scrap critical Obamacare subsidy – POLITICO

Trump will scrap critical Obamacare subsidy – POLITICO. by JOSH DAWSEY and PAUL DEMKO · October 12, 2017 The decision to end the payments, worth an estimated $7 billion this year, marks President Donald Trump’s most aggressive move yet to dismantle Obamacare. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Scrapping the payments to insurers, which could happen immediately, is likely to provide another […]

Will Republicans Return Donations From Their Harvey Weinstein, a Guy Named Trump?

Will Republicans Return Donations From Their Harvey Weinstein, a Guy Named Trump?. by Dean Obeidallah · October 12, 2017 Okay, from what we know, Weinstein was worse. But sexual assault is sexual assault, and the president has admitted it. So why is his money okay? RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel recently demanded that Democrats and Democratic organizations return any donations […]

Trump’s executive order to weaken Obamacare may prove to be just bluster – Salon.com

Trump’s executive order to weaken Obamacare may prove to be just bluster – Salon.com. On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that could significantly erode the protections provided by the Affordable Care Act — if the administration can ever get it implemented. The executive order instructed the Labor Department to determine ways that could allow small businesses and […]

Report: Left-Wing Challenger Will Run Against Dianne Feinstein – Talking Points Memo

Report: Left-Wing Challenger Will Run Against Dianne Feinstein – Talking Points Memo. by Cameron Joseph Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) will get a left-wing challenge from a rising Democratic star. According to CNN, California Senate President Kevin de Leon (D) will run for the Senate, pitting him against the longtime senator in an all-party primary. De Leon has been mulling a […]

Democrats’ delusions of pragmatism

Democrats' delusions of pragmatism. Democrats like to tell themselves a comforting story. Democrats are pragmatists, if they do say so themselves, deeply rooted in the reality-based community, beholden to facts, toiling valiantly and soberly to make the country a better, fairer place. Republicans, meanwhile, are ideologues monomaniacally fixated on cutting government spending and taxes for the wealthy, regardless of the […]

Is the American Idea Doomed? – The Atlantic

Is the American Idea Doomed? – The Atlantic. by Yoni Appelbaum · October 6, 2017 On May 5, 1857, eight men sat down to dinner at Boston’s Parker House hotel. They had gathered to plan a magazine, but by the time they stood up five hours later, they had laid the intellectual groundwork for a second American revolution. These men […]

Democrats dogged by Weinstein cash – POLITICO

Democrats dogged by Weinstein cash – POLITICO. by GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI · October 11, 2017 “I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” Hillary Clinton said in a statement, distancing herself from the man who brought her 2016 presidential campaign over $1.4 million. | Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TIME It took nearly a week, but leading Democrats hope […]

Joe Biden Slams Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Disgusting’ Behavior – The Daily Beast

Joe Biden Slams Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Disgusting’ Behavior – The Daily Beast. Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke out about the sexual assault allegations against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein. At an event on Wednesday night, Biden called Weinstein’s alleged actions “the ultimate abuse of power” and “disgusting, immoral.” While he was vice president, Biden championed issues of sexual assault. Biden […]

Jodi Kantor on how she broke the Harvey Weinstein story.

Jodi Kantor on how she broke the Harvey Weinstein story.. by Isaac Chotiner · October 11, 2017 Harvey Weinstein speaks at the Lincoln Center on April 19 in New York. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for National Geographic On this week’s episode of my podcast, I Have to Ask, I spoke with Jodi Kantor, an investigative reporter for the New York Times […]

House Democrat prepares impeachment articles against Trump — citing his tweets – Vox

House Democrat prepares impeachment articles against Trump — citing his tweets – Vox. Rep. Al Green (D-TX) became the first member of Congress to officially read articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the floor on Wednesday — and the president’s Twitter account is at the center of Trump’s alleged “crimes and misdemeanors.” Green’s proposal is going nowhere, given […]

Hillary Clinton Announces Vague Plan To ‘Donate’ Harvey Weinstein Campaign Money | HuffPost

Hillary Clinton Announces Vague Plan To 'Donate' Harvey Weinstein Campaign Money | HuffPost. Hillary Clinton on Wednesday tore into film producer Harvey Weinstein over the plethora of sexual abuse allegations against him, vaguely suggesting she would give away the money he’s contributed to her political campaigns. The 2016 presidential candidate told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that she would “of course” donate […]

Lobbyist sues Hillary, DNC for access to hacked server

Lobbyist sues Hillary, DNC for access to hacked server. The Washington-based attorney and lobbyist who’s been on the hunt for slain DNC staffer Seth Rich’s killer is filing a federal lawsuit that accuses Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee of rigging the 2016 presidential primary. The complaint by Jack Burkman also demands the release of the hacked DNC server. […]

How Long Can Turkey and America Keep up Their Alliance? | The National Interest

How Long Can Turkey and America Keep up Their Alliance? | The National Interest. Long simmering tensions between the United States and Turkey exploded into a full diplomatic crisis a week ago Sunday after the U.S. Embassy in Ankara suspended all nonimmigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey. The immediate trigger was the arrest of a consulate employee […]

AG Sessions Could Lift Gag Order on Informant in Clinton-Russia-Uranium Probe

AG Sessions Could Lift Gag Order on Informant in Clinton-Russia-Uranium Probe. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could lift the gag order on an informant who helped investigate Russian bribery and money laundering in 2009-2014 — a case involving uranium and national security — according to the informant’s attorney, Victoria Toensing, founding partner of the law firm diGenova & Toensing in Washington, […]

DSA’S Drift From Democratic Socialism to Stalinist Totalitarianism | Ron Radosh

DSA'S Drift From Democratic Socialism to Stalinist Totalitarianism | Ron Radosh. by Ron Radosh · October 18, 2017 Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is on a roll, growing from 8,000 nationwide members in 2016 to over 25,000 today, which makes it the largest organized socialist group in the United States. Its members play a large role within the Democratic Party, […]

Hillary and Harvey’s Shared Fate | The American Spectator

Hillary and Harvey’s Shared Fate | The American Spectator. by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. · October 18, 2017 Washington I have been fascinated by Harvey Weinstein’s initial response to charges that the Bathrobed Romeo sexually molested women. His statement was at once otherworldly and yet weirdly similar to Hillary Clinton’s eventual response to the scandal. I say “eventual response” because […]

Proposed Baltimore-to-D.C. Maglev Train Would Cost as Much as Building 1,500 Miles of Highway – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Proposed Baltimore-to-D.C. Maglev Train Would Cost as Much as Building 1,500 Miles of Highway – Hit & Run : Reason.com. High-speed rail boondoggles aren’t just for California anymore. A proposal to build a high-speed maglev train between Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., took a step toward enaction this week with the announcement of three potential routes for the rail line, […]

Kaepernick Collustion Claim: Longshot from a Marginal Player | National Review

Kaepernick Collustion Claim: Longshot from a Marginal Player | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · October 18, 2017 If you’re going to do Muhammad Ali–type activism, you’d better have Muhammad Ali–type talent. That is the ultimate lesson of the Colin Kaepernick saga. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who has been without a team this season, announced this week […]

Tucker And Greenwald Go After Media Lies | The Daily Caller

Tucker And Greenwald Go After Media Lies | The Daily Caller. The Daily Caller · by Justin Caruso · October 17, 2017 Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewed The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald Tuesday over media distortion of Russian influence on the 2016 election. WATCH: Carlson asked, “You and I don’t agree on a lot of issues, but I think we […]

Iran nuclear deal can be amended by Trump – Washington Times

Iran nuclear deal can be amended by Trump – Washington Times. President Trump made a tough call last week. European diplomats and an “echo chamber” in the mainstream media were insisting he “recertify” the nuclear weapons deal his predecessor concluded with Iran’s rulers in 2015. He didn’t want to. He has said repeatedly that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action […]

Media shield Democrats and liberalism from Harvey Weinstein

Media shield Democrats and liberalism from Harvey Weinstein. Some members of the press are working to disassociate movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual abuse and assault over three decades, from Hollywood’s politically liberal culture and the Democratic politicians and causes he supported over the years. After the news about Weinstein’s extensive and admitted history of inappropriate […]

Russian Nuclear Scandal – What Did Hillary Clinton Know? | National Review

Russian Nuclear Scandal – What Did Hillary Clinton Know? | National Review. by Dan McLaughlin · October 17, 2017 The Hill this morning broke what could be a very big news story, if anyone is willing to follow up on it. As is often the case with these kinds of stories, it bears watching if the reporting falls apart somehow, […]

Anthony Weiner laptop had 2,800 gov’t documents from Huma Abedin: Report | Fox News

Anthony Weiner laptop had 2,800 gov't documents from Huma Abedin: Report | Fox News. The FBI has found thousands of Huma Abedin files on ex-husband Anthony Weiner’s confiscated laptop. How could these files impact the Clinton email probe? #Tucker The FBI reportedly found 2,800 government documents on disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s personal laptop computer that were related to […]

A CNN Smear – John Stossel

A CNN Smear – John Stossel. Anderson Cooper’s show recently featured a “two-part exclusive” that claims Donald Trump’s EPA director had conspired with the CEO of a mining company to “withdraw environmental restrictions” so the company could dig “the largest open pit mine in the world in an extremely sensitive watershed in wild Alaska.” The report was enough to horrify […]

Obama’s UN Ambassador Claims Someone Els | The Daily Caller

Obama's UN Ambassador Claims Someone Els | The Daily Caller. by Chuck Ross · October 17, 2017 Someone within the Obama administration’s intelligence apparatus made requests to unmask the identity of Americans named in intelligence reports on behalf of Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. That’s what Power told the House Intelligence Committee last week during […]

Complaint Filed Against DNC Chair Perez With FEC Over Donations

Complaint Filed Against DNC Chair Perez With FEC Over Donations. A complaint has been filed on Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by a watchdog group over donations from DNC Chairman Tom Perez’s campaign account to former opponents. The complaint was made by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) where they allege the donations may have been […]

Sharyl Attkisson Pulls Back the Curtain

Sharyl Attkisson Pulls Back the Curtain. by John Dietrich · October 17, 2017 Sharyl Attkisson’s The Smear gives insight to how news is made today. It goes a long way in convincing readers that they should believe only a small portion of what is released by the government and reported by the press. This leads to a very cynical view […]

We Don’t Actually Know Whether Iran Is Complying With The Nuclear Deal

We Don’t Actually Know Whether Iran Is Complying With The Nuclear Deal. by John Daniel Davidson · October 17, 2017 Amid the hand-wringing this weekend over President Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, a curious theme arose among defenders of the Obama administration’s agreement with the mullahs. They seem to be rather certain that Iran is in compliance […]

Trump tax plan hits bump in Senate as Rand Paul weighs ‘no’ vote

Trump tax plan hits bump in Senate as Rand Paul weighs 'no' vote. Senate Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to ensure support for a budget resolution vital to President Donald Trump’s drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code, as one Republican fiscal hawk announced he might vote against the measure. As the Senate opened debate on a fiscal year 2018 budget, […]

Trump, in Heritage speech on taxes, vows to return to Reagan-era economic boom – POLITICO

Trump, in Heritage speech on taxes, vows to return to Reagan-era economic boom – POLITICO. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the Republican tax plan would lift the U.S. economy to heights not seen since the administration of Ronald Reagan, delivering a speech filled with economic optimism to a receptive audience of donors to the Heritage Foundation, which has played […]

Comey did draft Hillary exoneration early

Comey did draft Hillary exoneration early. The FBI has admitted that a statement was drawn up by then-Director James Comey exonerating Hillary Clinton – even though she was “extremely careless,” at best, with national secrets – months before she was even interviewed about the issue. Clinton was under investigation by the FBI throughout the 2016 presidential race for using a […]

After the 19th National Party Congress, China’s Foreign Policy will Likely Become More Assertive | The National Interest

After the 19th National Party Congress, China’s Foreign Policy will Likely Become More Assertive | The National Interest. Since coming to power in 2012, China’s President Xi Jinping has taken his country on a foreign policy path in marked contrast to that of his predecessors. Instead of continuing “peaceful development,” China under Xi has grown more assertive in the South […]

Tillerson Says Trump ‘Uses Unconventional Techniques to Motivate Change’

Tillerson Says Trump ‘Uses Unconventional Techniques to Motivate Change’. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” that President Donald Trump is “an unconventional president’ who “uses unconventional communications tools” and “unconventional techniques to motivate change.” When asked about Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-Tenn.) criticism of the president, saying that Trump “castrated” Tillerson “before the […]

The Facts About Who Pays the Most in Taxes in America

The Facts About Who Pays the Most in Taxes in America. by Walter E. Williams · October 18, 2017 Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts […]

ISIS Goes Down in Raqqa: SDF in Full Control of Caliphate’s ‘Capital’

ISIS Goes Down in Raqqa: SDF in Full Control of Caliphate's 'Capital'. by Bridget Johnson The Syrian Democratic Forces declared today that Raqqa, the declared capital of the caliphate and a den of ISIS oppression and executions, is fully in their control. The multi-ethnic, multi-sectarian force began their overall drive to liberate Raqqa last November, clearing vast swathes of territory […]

Condemning Harvey, Still Clinging to Bill and Teddy | The American Spectator

Condemning Harvey, Still Clinging to Bill and Teddy | The American Spectator. by George Neumayr · October 18, 2017 Amidst the flurry of demands that Harvey Weinstein be extinguished from the liberal memory, Democrats keep turning up at institutions and award ceremonies named after serial exploiters of women. The other day John Kerry took a break from the denunciations of […]

Trump’s Iran speech finally sets facts of sham nuclear deal straight | TheHill

Trump's Iran speech finally sets facts of sham nuclear deal straight | TheHill. by Claudia Rosett, opinion contributor · October 14, 2017 President Trump has not yet pulled America out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. But he just took a vital step toward doing so, in a landmark speech on Friday that in plain language dismantled the dangerous fictions […]

The Book Mattis Reads to Be Prepared for War With North Korea – POLITICO Magazine

The Book Mattis Reads to Be Prepared for War With North Korea – POLITICO Magazine. by ERIC SCIGLIANO · October 15, 2017 Manish Swarup/AP Photo What America’s top military leaders have learned from a 54-year-old history of the Korean War. Last Monday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general with a legendary appetite for military history, ticked off […]

From Carson to Kimmel: the collapse of the late-night empire | New York Post

From Carson to Kimmel: the collapse of the late-night empire | New York Post. by Rich Lowry · October 16, 2017 Jimmy Kimmel deserves credit for frankness, if nothing else. In an interview over the weekend, the ABC late-night host said he doesn’t care about losing Republican viewers. We’re a long way from Johnny Carson, whose “Tonight Show” was a […]

The Method to Trump’s ‘Madness’ – American Greatness

The Method to Trump’s ‘Madness’ – American Greatness. by Victor Davis Hanson · October 16, 2017 The Democratic Party, as it did after Hubert Humphrey’s close loss in 1968, seems still to be misdiagnosing its 2016 defeat. Democrats see too little identity politics rather than too much as their trouble, and thus are redoubling on what has been slowly shrinking […]