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 […]

The Obama’s Administration’s FISA Abuse Is a Massive Scandal | National Review

The Obama’s Administration’s FISA Abuse Is a Massive Scandal | National Review. All of it was to keep a “low threshold” counterintelligence investigation into the opposition party’s political campaign open during an election. Perhaps if Democrats would momentarily shelve their obsession with Donald Trump, they’d comprehend the staggering abuse of power they’re defending these days. Because much of Tuesday’s Senate […]

Iowa Warren Backer Praised ‘Immortal Leader’ Arafat, Slammed ‘Puppet’ Pro-Israel Politicians

Iowa Warren Backer Praised 'Immortal Leader' Arafat, Slammed 'Puppet' Pro-Israel Politicians. by Adam Kredo and David Rutz · December 12, 2019 Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D., Mass.) presidential campaign promoted the endorsement of an Iowan who has called pro-Israel politicians “puppets” and heads an extreme anti-Israel organization that has lavished praise on Palestinian terrorist Yasser Arafat. John Dabeet, the leader of […]

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Eric Bolling’s efforts to overtake his former network Fox News

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Eric Bolling's efforts to overtake his former network Fox News. by Mike Brest · December 12, 2019 Just over two years after Eric Bolling parted with Fox News amid sexual harassment allegations, he is taking on his old network with a new show airing nationwide on competitor Sinclair. Bolling’s show America This Week, airing on nearly 200 local […]

Is Trump the Only Adult in the Room?

Is Trump the Only Adult in the Room?. Donald Trump certainly is mercurial at times. He can be uncouth. But then again, no president in modern memory has been on the receiving end of such overwhelmingly negative media coverage and a three-year effort to abort his presidency, beginning the day after his election. Do we remember the effort to subvert […]

The Truth about the Horowitz Report – American Thinker

The Truth about the Horowitz Report – American Thinker. The long-anticipated Inspector General Report, aka the Horowitz Report, was finally released on December 9th. After two years of investigation, the report was probably a disappointment to some, a thrill to others, and misunderstood by most. The liberal media immediately latched on to the report and claimed that it validated their […]

Left Attacks Trump For Executive Order On Combatting Antisemitism

Left Attacks Trump For Executive Order On Combatting Antisemitism. by Erielle Davidson · December 12, 2019 Just one day after two Black Hebrew Israelites targeted a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, killing one police officer and three private citizens, President Trump signed an executive order designed to address growing antisemitism on college campuses. The Order permits the federal government to […]

Appeals court sharply divided over emoluments lawsuit against Trump | TheHill

Appeals court sharply divided over emoluments lawsuit against Trump | TheHill. by Harper Neidig · December 12, 2019 A federal appeals court on Thursday grappled over how to handle a lawsuit against President Trump which alleges that he is violating the constitution’s emoluments clauses. The fifteen judges on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals appeared divided over whether to advance […]

OMB: Ukraine aid delay was consistent with law, past practice

OMB: Ukraine aid delay was consistent with law, past practice. by Paul M. Krawzak · December 12, 2019 The White House budget office on Wednesday defended its temporary withholding of almost $400 million in Ukraine security-related funds earlier this year, saying the episode was in keeping with longstanding authorities that allow the executive branch to control the flow of appropriated […]

McConnell plans for trial amid Dem defections – WND

McConnell plans for trial amid Dem defections – WND. Senate Republicans could simply dismiss charges against President Trump with 51 votes, but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning a trial in which the president will be acquitted, according to two senators who spoke to CNN. The Constitution requires 67 votes to convict the president and remove him from office. Advertisement […]

Trump Is the Adult in the Room, as Critics Get Increasingly Unhinged

Trump Is the Adult in the Room, as Critics Get Increasingly Unhinged. by Victor Davis Hanson · December 12, 2019 Donald Trump certainly is mercurial at times. He can be uncouth. But then again, no president in modern memory has been on the receiving end of such overwhelmingly negative media coverage and a three-year effort to abort his presidency, beginning […]

Will Trump Get to Set the Terms for His Senate Impeachment Trial? | The National Interest

Will Trump Get to Set the Terms for His Senate Impeachment Trial? | The National Interest. by Hunter DeRensis · December 10, 2019 After Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his findings on Monday, his report, far from quelling the controversy over the FBI and the investigation of the Trump campaign, ended up inflaming it. The proximate cause of […]

McConnell: Senate Has 2 Choices on Impeachment; Hold a Trial or Proceed to a Quick Vote | CNSNews

McConnell: Senate Has 2 Choices on Impeachment; Hold a Trial or Proceed to a Quick Vote | CNSNews. As the House Judiciary Committee moves closer to voting on two articles of impeachment against President Trump, Senate Republicans are mulling “two choices,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday. So here’s what I would anticipate. The House managers would […]

March for Life President Wants to Make Abortion ‘Unthinkable‘

March for Life President Wants to Make Abortion ‘Unthinkable‘. by Jackson Elliott · December 12, 2019 The March for Life aims to foster a culture where abortion becomes “unthinkable.” To that end, Jeanne Mancini, president of the group that sponsors the annual pro-life march in Washington each January, says it will work to draw the public’s attention to the proposed […]

Democrats’ Cannibalistic Ideology | National Review

Democrats’ Cannibalistic Ideology | National Review. By their own logic, they are racist, sexist, elitist … and convicted of counterrevolutionary crimes. Once liberalism and progressivism give way to Jacobinism — and they often do, as we have seen in revolutionary France, China, and Russia — no leftist is safe from the downward spiral to ideological cannibalism. Yesterday’s true believer is […]

President Trump to Sign Executive Order Combating Anti-Semitism

President Trump to Sign Executive Order Combating Anti-Semitism. by Adam Kredo · December 10, 2019 President Trump on Wednesday will sign a new White House executive order that will make it easier for federal agencies to combat and prosecute a rising tide of anti-Semitic violence, particularly on America’s college campuses. The new order, announced Tuesday by the administration, will clarify […]

The USMCA is a new arrow in Trump’s reelection quiver

The USMCA is a new arrow in Trump's reelection quiver. by Tom Rogan · December 10, 2019 Everyone should celebrate the bipartisan deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. It will support the manufacturing and agricultural industries, boost economic growth, and create new jobs and wealth. But President Trump has special reason to be happy here. Trump campaigned on replacing NAFTA […]

It’s Official: The Dossier Was Malarkey

It's Official: The Dossier Was Malarkey. The new report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is an absolutely damning indictment of the Steele dossier. The dossier, compiled by the former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 campaign, was a collection of damaging and unfounded rumors about candidate Donald Trump. It was paid for by the Democratic National Committee […]

So Obama knew all along about the FBI bid to spy on his rival – American Thinker

So Obama knew all along about the FBI bid to spy on his rival – American Thinker. Up until now, President Obama has said he knew nothing about the FBI bid to destroy his political rival, Donald J. Trump, as evidenced in the newly released and mighty critical inspector general report. Back in August 2016, Obama said: I do not […]

How Joe Biden Gets Away With Calling A Voter A Fat, Dumb, Liar

How Joe Biden Gets Away With Calling A Voter A Fat, Dumb, Liar. by Mark Hemingway · December 10, 2019 Everyone was buzzing last week about Joe Biden’s confrontation with a voter in Iowa who had the temerity to ask about son Hunter’s extremely lucrative job on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma—a job Hunter Biden received one month […]

Buttigieg releases list of clients he worked with at McKinsey | TheHill

Buttigieg releases list of clients he worked with at McKinsey | TheHill. by Max Greenwood · December 10, 2019 South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday released a list of clients he worked with during his time at global consulting powerhouse McKinsey & Company, with clients ranging from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to the U.S. Defense Department. […]

On impeachment, Pelosi prevailed over Judiciary panel to narrow focus

On impeachment, Pelosi prevailed over Judiciary panel to narrow focus. by Lindsey McPherson · December 11, 2019 Judiciary Democrats spent roughly seven months investigating a litany of allegations that President Donald Trump abused his power, but the charges laid out in the articles of impeachment unveiled Tuesday don’t reflect any of that work. The result is the latest sign that […]

Nervous moderate House Dems float censure for Trump – WND

Nervous moderate House Dems float censure for Trump – WND. Wary of the political consequences of impeachment, a group of about 10 Democrats in districts won by President Trump in 2016 is floating the longshot idea of censuring the president, according to lawmakers who spoke to Politico. The moderate Democrats huddled Monday afternoon in a last-minute bid to present other […]

5 Times Obama Demanded a Quid Pro Quo in Exchange for Foreign Aid

5 Times Obama Demanded a Quid Pro Quo in Exchange for Foreign Aid. by Matt Margolis · December 10, 2019 The hypocrisy of the Democratic Party over this impeachment nonsense knows no bounds. Last week I noted five examples of Barack Obama obstructing justice that they had no problem with. Sadly, there’s plenty more hypocrisy to point out. Democrats have […]

Trump Should Focus Like A Laser On the Economy, Not Impeachment | The National Interest

Trump Should Focus Like A Laser On the Economy, Not Impeachment | The National Interest. by Jacob Heilbrunn · December 7, 2019 It’s time for Donald Trump to become Clintonian. “It’s all about the economy, stupid,” is the line that President Trump may want to steal from Bill Clinton for his 2020 reelection campaign. After a rocky week in which […]

Senate GOP Not Expected to Call Hunter Biden to Testify in Impeachment Trial | CNSNews

Senate GOP Not Expected to Call Hunter Biden to Testify in Impeachment Trial | CNSNews. Don’t expect former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, to be called in for the Senate’s impeachment trial. In fact, Republicans may not call any witnesses in an effort to move things along to a vote in the Senate, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday. […]

Democrats Propose to Impeach Trump on 2 Charges

Democrats Propose to Impeach Trump on 2 Charges. by Fred Lucas · December 10, 2019 After a two-month investigation, House Democrats announced Tuesday that they have drafted articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on broad charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The vague “abuse of power” charge comes after hours of hearings in which House Democrats […]

3 Winners and 3 Losers From Today’s North America Trade Deal Announcement – Reason.com

3 Winners and 3 Losers From Today’s North America Trade Deal Announcement – Reason.com. Less than an hour after announcing two articles of impeachment aimed at ending President Donald Trump’s tenure, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.) announced a handshake deal with the Trump administration to pass a new North American free trade deal. There is still no clear […]

Elizabeth Warren Campaign: Sexism Not Reason for Decline | National Review

Elizabeth Warren Campaign: Sexism Not Reason for Decline | National Review. There are plenty of reasons for Elizabeth Warren’s collapse that have nothing to do with sexism. In early October, Elizabeth Warren hit her stride. Her stock in the Democratic primary had been climbing steadily since midsummer, and as Joe Biden continued to lag, the Massachusetts senator became the first […]

Biden Blames Staffers for Not Warning Him About Hunter’s Board Position

Biden Blames Staffers for Not Warning Him About Hunter's Board Position. Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden on Friday blamed his staff for not warning him about the potential conflict of interest stemming from his son Hunter’s position on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company. “Nobody warned me about a potential conflict of interest,” Biden said in an interview with […]