Now comes the hard part for Buttigieg and Klobuchar – POLITICO

Now comes the hard part for Buttigieg and Klobuchar – POLITICO. Pete Buttigieg was all set to skip King Day at the Dome, a rally commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. in Columbia, S.C., and instead attend an MLK event in his hometown — until South Carolina state Rep. J.A. Moore intervened, after learning Buttigieg would be absent while most of […]

Bernie Sanders snuck up on Silicon Valley. Now tech has to deal with him. – Vox

Bernie Sanders snuck up on Silicon Valley. Now tech has to deal with him. – Vox. Silicon Valley has freaked out over Elizabeth Warren. But its meltdown over Bernie Sanders never quite happened. That is probably about to change, now that Sanders’s victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday makes him the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential contest. Sanders shares many […]

Senate Democrats Demand Barr Resign Or Face Impeachment Over Roger Stone Case | HuffPost

Senate Democrats Demand Barr Resign Or Face Impeachment Over Roger Stone Case | HuffPost. Senate Democrats have called on Attorney General William Barr to resign or face impeachment after President Donald Trump appeared to confirm that Barr had intervened in the case against the president’s longtime friend Roger Stone. “Donald Trump is shredding the rule of law in this country,” […]

This 98-year-old Girl Scout has been selling cookies every year since 1932

This 98-year-old Girl Scout has been selling cookies every year since 1932. If the Girl Scouts ever decide to create a badge for Dedication, it should have Ronnie Backenstoe’s picture on it. Backenstoe, 98, joined the Girl Scouts in 1932 at age 10, and has been involved ever since. The Wernersville, Pennsylvania, resident has been selling cookies for the last […]

Why Elizabeth Warren’s campaign flopped.

Why Elizabeth Warren’s campaign flopped.. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential hopes are looking dim. After a third-place finish at the Iowa caucuses, she is heading for a distant fourth in New Hampshire, with less than 10 percent of the vote. Her progressive rival Bernie Sanders is leading the Democratic primary, and appears to be consolidating support from the party’s left wing. Pete […]

From Factional Candidate to Nominee | Talking Points Memo

From Factional Candidate to Nominee | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Marshall · February 12, 2020 The Democratic primary race looks more upended and chaotic than at any point so far. I don’t think the exact reasons for that have gotten sufficient attention. The standard primary campaign model is that one candidate notches early wins. That creates momentum, earned media, […]

‘Blood in the water’: Biden campaign reels after New Hampshire trouncing – POLITICO

‘Blood in the water’: Biden campaign reels after New Hampshire trouncing – POLITICO. MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Joe Biden limped away from New Hampshire with a devastating fifth place finish, zero delegates and the viability of his campaign in question. It’s a precipitous fall for the former vice president, who entered the 2020 race last year with a lead in […]

Amy Klobuchar’s electability case is strong after New Hampshire primary – Vox

Amy Klobuchar’s electability case is strong after New Hampshire primary – Vox. As a potential standard-bearer for the moderate wing of the Democratic Party, Sen. Amy Klobuchar has a much stronger electability case than her rivals in the center lane. And her strong showing in the New Hampshire primary should be an opportunity for Democratic Party stakeholders to take that […]

Jill Biden Intercepts Heckler As He Approaches Joe Biden At New Hampshire Rally | HuffPost

Jill Biden Intercepts Heckler As He Approaches Joe Biden At New Hampshire Rally | HuffPost. Jill Biden appears to have a new role on husband Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: bouncer. The longtime educator intercepted a heckler who was approaching her husband as he spoke at a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Monday. Video from the event shows a […]

The Democratic Primary Is About to Get Wild After New Hampshire – Mother Jones

The Democratic Primary Is About to Get Wild After New Hampshire – Mother Jones. Sorry, New Hampshire. A conventional rule of American politics is that the Granite State imposes order on the presidential campaign, with one of the top two finishers in its first-in-the-nation primary always going on to snag the nomination. But not this time. At least not in […]

5 things you need to know now – All 4 Roger Stone prosecutors quit over Justice Department sentencing reversal

5 things you need to know now – All 4 Roger Stone prosecutors quit over Justice Department sentencing reversal. Bernie Sanders projected to win New Hampshire primary Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the projected winner of Tuesday’s New Hampshire Democratic primary. With 91.3 percent of precincts reporting, several news outlets are calling the race for Sanders, who has 25.9 percent […]

Why Elizabeth Warren’s campaign flopped.

Why Elizabeth Warren's campaign flopped.. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential hopes are looking dim. After a third-place finish at the Iowa caucuses, she is heading for a distant fourth in New Hampshire, with less than 10 percent of the vote. Her progressive rival Bernie Sanders is leading the Democratic primary, and appears to be consolidating support from the party’s left wing. Pete […]

Trump world’s latest attack on Romney: Tie him to Burisma – POLITICO

Trump world’s latest attack on Romney: Tie him to Burisma – POLITICO. The MAGA machine is attempting to turn President Donald Trump’s latest nemesis — Sen. Mitt Romney — into the next Hunter Biden. Trump in recent days took a new turn in his attacks on the Utah senator, veering from assailing his character and loyalty and tossing him into […]

Joe Biden’s Biggest Selling Point Is Coming Back to Bite Him – Mother Jones

Joe Biden’s Biggest Selling Point Is Coming Back to Bite Him – Mother Jones. For a long time, Joe Biden was sort of the control of the Democratic primary experiment. Other candidates had greater range—they took their turns in the spotlight, they had louder (or meaner, or kinder…) supporters, or raised more money, or campaigned more, or delivered more polished […]

Is New Hampshire the end for Joe Biden?

Is New Hampshire the end for Joe Biden?. It sure looks as though the end is near for Joe Biden’s latest presidential campaign. Forecasting the future in politics these days is a fool’s game — as Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan noted on Saturday, journalists are “bad at predictions.” So here is a caveat: It is still early in […]

The Democratic debate had everything about race except Black people.

The Democratic debate had everything about race except Black people.. By Friday evening, I was already over it. The weeks run stormy during election season and this one in particular was a gale, a hurricane of major events swirling in rapid succession. Iowans caucused on Monday, and Caucus Monday still hadn’t found its ending on Tuesday when the president delivered […]

Solomon Had Early Role In Ukraine Pressure | Talking Points Memo

Solomon Had Early Role In Ukraine Pressure | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Kovensky · February 5, 2020 As the Senate votes to acquit President Trump over his bid to extort the Ukrainian government into providing him with domestic political help, TPM has new evidence suggesting that the pressure campaign came far closer to succeeding and at an earlier stage […]

Sanders glides toward primary day as moderates brawl – POLITICO

Sanders glides toward primary day as moderates brawl – POLITICO. PLYMOUTH, New Hampshire — Bernie Sanders was battered in Iowa with more than $800,000 in TV attack ads that labeled him a socialist and argued he couldn’t beat President Trump. Here in New Hampshire, the opposite has happened: The airwaves are free of anti-Sanders spots in the days before the […]

The Buttigieg-Biden campaign ad dispute, briefly explained – Vox

The Buttigieg-Biden campaign ad dispute, briefly explained – Vox. Tensions between former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden, both of whom are working to cultivate a base of moderate Democratic voters, are heating up. On Saturday, Biden released a biting ad that is openly dismissive of Buttigieg’s record as a small city mayor, unfavorably comparing […]

DNC Chair Tom Perez Says He Has No Plans To Resign After Iowa Caucuses Debacle | HuffPost

DNC Chair Tom Perez Says He Has No Plans To Resign After Iowa Caucuses Debacle | HuffPost. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Sunday said he has no intention of resigning, despite several Democratic lawmakers calling on him to do so in the wake of last week’s Iowa caucuses fiasco. Perez told CNN’s “State of the Union” that he’s […]

Joe Biden’s Biggest Selling Point Is Coming Back to Bite Him – Mother Jones

Joe Biden’s Biggest Selling Point Is Coming Back to Bite Him – Mother Jones. For a long time, Joe Biden was sort of the control of the Democratic primary experiment. Other candidates had greater range—they took their turns in the spotlight, they had louder (or meaner, or kinder…) supporters, or raised more money, or campaigned more, or delivered more polished […]

Elizabeth Warren zings Mike Pence in answer about running mates, dogs

Elizabeth Warren zings Mike Pence in answer about running mates, dogs. At a campaign event in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on Sunday, a guy named Josh asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) what she would look for in a vice president if she were to win the Democratic nomination and the 2020 election. He mentioned her dog, Bailey, before roping in the […]

Buttigieg Hits Back At Biden Ad | Talking Points Memo

Buttigieg Hits Back At Biden Ad | Talking Points Memo. It didn’t take long for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to hit back at Joe Biden shortly after the former vice president released his new campaign ad ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Biden’s newest campaign ad, which mocks Buttigieg’s experience as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, comes on […]

Biden to Buttigieg: Mayor, you’re no Barack Obama – POLITICO

Biden to Buttigieg: Mayor, you’re no Barack Obama – POLITICO. Joe Biden wanted to make one point clear Saturday: Pete Buttigieg is nothing like the last Democratic president. “This guy’s not Barack Obama. Barack Obama had been a senator of a really large state. Barack Obama had laid out a clear vision [concerning international relations],” Biden told reporters. “Barack Obama […]

Obama, Clinton, and other top Democrats aren’t stopping Sanders – Vox

Obama, Clinton, and other top Democrats aren’t stopping Sanders – Vox. On December 11, 1999, about eight weeks before the New Hampshire primary, then-President Bill Clinton endorsed Vice President Al Gore as his preferred successor. At the time, Gore was running for the nomination against Sen. Bill Bradley, the former New York Knick turned senator from New Jersey. Clinton didn’t […]

Joe Biden Ad Ruthlessly Mocks Pete Buttigieg’s Experience As A Small-City Mayor | HuffPost

Joe Biden Ad Ruthlessly Mocks Pete Buttigieg's Experience As A Small-City Mayor | HuffPost. KEENE, N.H. ― The gloves are really starting to come off just three days away from the critical New Hampshire Democratic primary. On Saturday, Joe Biden’s campaign released a digital ad mocking Pete Buttigieg over his prior experience running South Bend, Indiana, a city with a […]

Go Ahead Bloomberg, Name Hillary As Your Running Mate. We Dare You!

Go Ahead Bloomberg, Name Hillary As Your Running Mate. We Dare You!. By mid-morning on Saturday my phone was blowing up with the text messages and voicemails, some claiming credit for predicting it, others incredulous at the news. Some just forwarded the screengrab of the DRUDGE REPORT: “Exclusive: Bloomberg Considers Hillary Running Mate.” Drudge went so far as to claim […]

Explosive Book Shows How FBI and Media Destroyed an Innocent Man – American Thinker

Explosive Book Shows How FBI and Media Destroyed an Innocent Man – American Thinker. The Suspect by Kent Alexander and Kevin Salwen is a must-read book. It details how Richard Jewell was accused of being the bomber at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Instead of being a hero for saving many lives, he became the main person of interest by the […]

School erases former president’s name and replaces it with Michelle Obama – WND

School erases former president's name and replaces it with Michelle Obama – WND. by Morgan Brantley, The Western Journal · February 16, 2020 A Northern California school board voted Wednesday to rename an elementary school after former first lady Michelle Obama. West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Board of Education will be renaming Wilson Elementary School, which had originally been […]

The Left Comes to Kick the Corpse of Joe Biden’s Campaign | VodkaPundit

The Left Comes to Kick the Corpse of Joe Biden's Campaign | VodkaPundit. by Stephen Green · February 12, 2020 The Left can forgive anything but a loser. Look at Ted Kennedy: He abandoned a woman to needlessly die, but championed “women’s rights” or whatever when he wasn’t making waitress sandwiches with fellow Democratic Senator Chriss Dodd. When Kennedy died […]

Is Donald Trump About to Make Peace with the Taliban? | The National Interest

Is Donald Trump About to Make Peace with the Taliban? | The National Interest. by Daniel R. DePetris · February 13, 2020 Before President Donald Trump scuttled the talks last September, the United States and the Taliban were the closest they had ever been to sign an agreement since the war in Afghanistan began 18 years ago. Now, three months […]

Utah Legislature Moves Closer to Decriminalizing Polygamy | CNSNews

Utah Legislature Moves Closer to Decriminalizing Polygamy | CNSNews. Legislation to decriminalize polygamy in Utah moved closer to becoming law on Feb. 10 when a Senate committee unanimously passed it and sent it along to the full Senate for debate. Currently, polygamy is a felony in Utah punishable by up to five years in prison. Under the new proposal, SB […]

On Presidents Day, Recalling Why We Have a Strong Commander in Chief

On Presidents Day, Recalling Why We Have a Strong Commander in Chief. On Presidents Day, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of our first president, George Washington, the father of our country, and Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president and one of our most renowned statesmen. On that day, Feb. 17 this year, we should remember that the Framers of the […]

Bill Barr Is Right about Trump’s Tweets | National Review

Bill Barr Is Right about Trump’s Tweets | National Review. Attorney General Bill Barr rightly and understandably rebuked government by presidential tweet in a notable ABC News interview on Thursday. The attorney general said that President Trump was making his job “impossible” by constantly commenting on an ongoing criminal case, and one involving Trump’s longtime associate Roger Stone. The latest […]

In Germany, Pompeo Says ‘the West is Winning’

In Germany, Pompeo Says 'the West is Winning'. by Adam Kredo · February 15, 2020 MUNICH—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo categorically rejected mounting concerns from international leaders that the United States is retreating from the world stage, telling a gathering of top foreign policy leaders from across the globe that the “West is winning” due to bold leadership from the […]

Former Clinton Staffer Shreds Michael Bloomberg: He’s Got Some Explaining to Do

Former Clinton Staffer Shreds Michael Bloomberg: He's Got Some Explaining to Do. by Beth Baumann Rumors are swirling that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is contemplating adding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to his ticket. According to one of Clinton’s ex-staffers, Zerlina Maxwell, the move is highly unlikely. But, regardless of whether or not Clinton is on […]

Bloomberg campaign downplays report he is considering Hillary Clinton as running mate | Fox News

Bloomberg campaign downplays report he is considering Hillary Clinton as running mate | Fox News. Bloomberg campaign in non-stop damage control Reaction and analysis from former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and radio host Larry Elder. Billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign on Saturday downplayed a report that he is considering 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as his pick […]

Emissions Accomplished — Trump Wins on Fracking – American Thinker

Emissions Accomplished — Trump Wins on Fracking – American Thinker. After three years of apocalyptic wailing and gnashing of environmentalist teeth over President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the job and economy killing Paris Climate Accord, it is ironic that the one country that faces the brunt of criticism from climate change zealots such as Greta Thunberg is leading the […]

Trump unleashed: President moves with a free hand post-impeachment | TheHill

Trump unleashed: President moves with a free hand post-impeachment | TheHill. by Brett Samuels · February 15, 2020 President Trump is moving swiftly to clear his administration of perceived foes and fill it with loyalists, a sign he’s trying to consolidate power post-impeachment as he heads into the reelection fight. Trump appears emboldened by his acquittal in the Republican-controlled Senate, […]

Senators reaffirm support for Ukraine, Zelenskiy at meeting in Kyiv

Senators reaffirm support for Ukraine, Zelenskiy at meeting in Kyiv. Let’s put our recent past behind us and get this relationship back on track. That’s the essence of what Democratic Sen. Christopher S. Murphy and Republican Sens. Ron Johnson and John Barrasso told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at a meeting Friday in Kyiv to reaffirm the two countries’ strategic partnership […]

Is He Crazy? Mike Bloomberg Considering Hillary Clinton as His Running Mate

Is He Crazy? Mike Bloomberg Considering Hillary Clinton as His Running Mate. by Matt Margolis · February 15, 2020 Mike Bloomberg, the insurgent billionaire Democrat presidential candidate is apparently considering Hillary Clinton as a running mate, sources tell the Drudge Report. The Drudge Report claims its sources come from those close to the Bloomberg campaign. According to the source, Bloomberg […]

‘Powered’ Out: Samantha Power Misunderstood Her Role | The National Interest

'Powered' Out: Samantha Power Misunderstood Her Role | The National Interest. by David Rieff · February 15, 2020 IN THE closing paragraph of her forward to her memoir, The Education of an Idealist, Samantha Power warns that “Some may interpret this book’s title as suggesting that I began with lofty dreams about how one person could make a difference, only […]

Charlie Daniels: Here’s Exactly How Bernie’s Utopia Would End in Totalitarianism | CNSNews

Charlie Daniels: Here's Exactly How Bernie's Utopia Would End in Totalitarianism | CNSNews. If Americans are used to anything, it’s hearing politicians make campaign promises that they forget about when they get in office and never fulfill. But when a candidate’s whole campaign strategy is based, not only on promises they won’t keep, but promises they cannot possibly keep, it’s […]

New UN Report Boosts BDS Movement

New UN Report Boosts BDS Movement. by Brett Schaefer · February 14, 2020 This week, the United Nations gave new ammunition to Israel’s enemies. The U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released a report including a database of businesses active in Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories in compliance with U.N. Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/43/71. Of […]

Virginia Is About To Require a Government License for ‘Art Therapy,’ Because Glue and Scissors Are ‘Potentially’ Dangerous – Reason.com

Virginia Is About To Require a Government License for ‘Art Therapy,’ Because Glue and Scissors Are ‘Potentially’ Dangerous – Reason.com. The real motive for laws like this has nothing to do with scissors and glue. It’s all about protectionism. | 2.14.2020 4:05 PM Media Contact & Reprint Requests (Stock4B-Royaltyfree Image Source/Newscom) Based on a study that cites such potential dangers […]

Media’s Bernie Sanders Makeover Begins | National Review

Media’s Bernie Sanders Makeover Begins | National Review. Left-wing pundits have already started selling moderates on a vision of the radical Democratic presidential front-runner that doesn’t comport with reality. Just you watch: By the time Election Day rolls around in November, liberal columnists will be telling us that Bernie Sanders is the “real conservative” in the presidential race. Many among […]

Joy Behar: ‘Every Single’ Democratic Presidential Candidate Has a Racism Problem

Joy Behar: 'Every Single' Democratic Presidential Candidate Has a Racism Problem. ABC’s The View cohost Joy Behar on Friday said “every single” Democratic presidential candidate has a race problem. “Every single one who’s running probably has—this is a racist country, right? Every single one of them has something in their background that doesn’t look good for race,” Behar said. Behar, […]

Trump campaign works to slow down Buttigieg and maintain Democratic disarray

Trump campaign works to slow down Buttigieg and maintain Democratic disarray. by Rob Crilly · February 15, 2020 The Trump campaign is warning union workers they risk losing their health plans if Pete Buttigieg becomes president, seeking to drive a wedge between the high-flying former mayor and a key bloc of Democratic primary voters. The messaging appears part of a […]

Don’t Make Ukraine the Next Sinkhole for Wasting American Dollars

Don’t Make Ukraine the Next Sinkhole for Wasting American Dollars. The newly released White House budget for 2021 proposes cuts to foreign aid, however aid to Ukraine is slated to remain at its 2020 level—a notable standout given how central a role military aid to Ukraine played in President Trump’s monthslong impeachment trial. The Washington Post reported last week that […]

NYC Mayor de Blasio endorses Sanders, will campaign for socialist senator in Nevada | Fox News

NYC Mayor de Blasio endorses Sanders, will campaign for socialist senator in Nevada | Fox News. Lawmakers warn Sen. Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential nominee would be an electoral disaster that could put Democrats’ House majority at risk; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, […]

Social Security Reforms Progressives Will Resist – American Thinker

Social Security Reforms Progressives Will Resist – American Thinker. On January 28, the Congressional Budget Office released “The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2020 to 2030,” and it projected annual trillion-dollar budget deficits for the entire decade. The largest expenditure of the federal government is for social programs, the biggest of which is Social Security. Some progressives in Congress, however, contend […]

Space Force war request marks budgetary first – Roll Call

Space Force war request marks budgetary first – Roll Call. The Pentagon is requesting about as much money for overseas operations in the coming fiscal year as in this one, but there is at least one noteworthy new twist: the first-ever Space Force request for war funds. Officials say the $77 million request is needed by Oct. 1 not for […]

Limbaugh broaches Mayor Pete’s homosexuality – WND

Limbaugh broaches Mayor Pete's homosexuality – WND. Allies of President Donald Trump have sharply focused attention on the sexual identity of presidential contender Pete Buttigieg in recent days, questioning in stark terms whether Americans are ready for a gay candidate who kisses his husband onstage. The attacks are prompting blunt responses from Buttigieg’s allies and even his Democratic rivals, who […]