The gloves come off in the Democratic primary – POLITICO

The gloves come off in the Democratic primary – POLITICO. The tenor of the Democratic presidential primary has verged on courteous from the start: To the extent that Democrats went after Joe Biden, it was usually not by name. And Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren kept their rivalry decidedly civil. This week, with the first debates of the election season […]

The controversial 1994 crime law that Joe Biden helped write, explained – Vox

The controversial 1994 crime law that Joe Biden helped write, explained – Vox. One of the most controversial criminal justice issues in the 2020 Democratic primary is a “tough on crime” law passed 25 years ago — and authored by current poll frontrunner Joe Biden. If you ask some criminal justice reform activists, the 1994 crime law passed by Congress […]

Black Delaware Democrat Slams Joe Biden Comments On Segregationist Senators | HuffPost

Black Delaware Democrat Slams Joe Biden Comments On Segregationist Senators | HuffPost. Kerri Evelyn Harris, a prominent Delaware-based black Democrat, rebuked former Vice President Joe Biden for his comments about working with segregationist senators, breaking with black elected officials in Congress and other senior figures. “That comment really took me back,” Harris said. “It shows how removed he is at […]

Trump Confronts Iran—Without Allies, a Defense Secretary, or a Coherent Policy – Mother Jones

Trump Confronts Iran—Without Allies, a Defense Secretary, or a Coherent Policy – Mother Jones. Early Thursday morning, the United States military accused Iran of an “unprovoked attack” on a Navy drone flying over international waters, spurring President Donald Trump to tweet that the Islamic Republic had “made a very big mistake.” Iran’s Revolutionary Guard acknowledged the attack but said the […]

What Joe Biden apparently needs to learn about southern segregationists

What Joe Biden apparently needs to learn about southern segregationists. Joe Biden is still leading in the polls for the Democratic nomination, and for unclear reasons he keeps bringing up dead racist guys who used to be his pals. At an event Tuesday night, he again brought up former Senator James Eastland, a Mississippi Dixiecrat and die-hard racist. “I was […]

NYT Publisher On Trump’s Treason Accusation | Talking Points Memo

NYT Publisher On Trump’s Treason Accusation | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · June 20, 2019 New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger spared no words when responding to President Donald Trump’s allegations of treason against the paper of record in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Wednesday night. Sulzberger wrote that Trump escalated his attacks against the press when […]

Time to Indict McCabe, Not Impeach Trump

Time to Indict McCabe, Not Impeach Trump. Perhaps hearing the footsteps of Attorney General Bill Barr, U.S. Atty John Durham, and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz getting closer, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe crawled out from the rock he had been hiding under long enough last Thursday night to appear on CNN with Chris Cuomo. Like his yet unindicted […]

Sen. Rubio wants to stop Huawei from filing U.S. patent lawsuits

Sen. Rubio wants to stop Huawei from filing U.S. patent lawsuits. by Mark Bocchetti · June 19, 2019 Sen. Marco Rubio wants to make sure that the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies can’t pursue intellectual property claims against U.S. companies if the administration finds the company poses an “undue risk” to telecommunication systems. The Florida Republican filed the amendment to […]

2020 elections: ’The biggest nightmare Perez ever possibly imagined’ – POLITICO

2020 elections: ’The biggest nightmare Perez ever possibly imagined’ – POLITICO. Democratic lawmakers sound off on the party’s presidential free-for-all — and the dilution of their own power to choose a nominee. Tom Perez isn’t facing blowback only over his management of his party’s unruly presidential primary field. He also has 280 constituents in Congress, some of whom are sounding […]

Joe Biden’s controversial comments about segregationists and wealthy donors, explained – Vox

Joe Biden’s controversial comments about segregationists and wealthy donors, explained – Vox. At a fundraiser on Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden pulled a Joe Biden, stirring up controversy after speaking off the cuff about his fond memories of working alongside segregationist senators, and telling wealthy donors they have nothing to fear from his presidency. While stressing the importance of “civility” […]

Joe Biden Refuses To Apologize For Comments On Segregationists | HuffPost

Joe Biden Refuses To Apologize For Comments On Segregationists | HuffPost. Former Vice President Joe Biden addressed his earlier comments on working with unapologetically segregationist colleagues by telling reporters he does not “have a racist bone” in his body. The 2020 Democratic candidate was asked Wednesday evening whether he would apologize for talking about two Southern segregationist lawmakers, the late […]

What the Democrats should have learned from Republicans’ 2016 debates

What the Democrats should have learned from Republicans' 2016 debates. Democrats learned a lesson from their presidential primaries in 2016. Too bad they didn’t learn a lesson from Republicans too. Instead, thanks to their desperation to maintain the perception of a fair playing field, the first round of presidential primary debates next week promises to be a debacle, one that […]

Intra-Democratic Sniping Surfaces In Week Before First Debate

Intra-Democratic Sniping Surfaces In Week Before First Debate. by Kate Riga · June 19, 2019 A week before the first debate, some Democratic hopefuls are taking shots at each other — especially at former Vice President Joe Biden, whose speech about his friendships with segregationists seemed to make him vulnerable to attack from the other candidates, all of whom are […]

Trump stages his greatest show yet – POLITICO

Trump stages his greatest show yet – POLITICO. The president’s elaborate reelection rally in Florida featured thousands of adoring supporters. ORLANDO, Fla. — It was everything Donald Trump wanted, and so much more. The optics-obsessed president was greeted by thousands of adoring supporters when he arrived here on Tuesday to kick off his bid for a second term. In lieu […]

Gay gene research could trace the queer family tree, but should it?

Gay gene research could trace the queer family tree, but should it?. Queer people have a complicated relationship with our genes. On the one hand, “born this way” is recognized as the argument that won same-sex relationships equal treatment under the law. On the other hand, actually thinking about what it means for same-sex orientation to have a genetic basis […]

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders: the same or really different? – Vox

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders: the same or really different? – Vox. Listen to Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren speak, and the two couldn’t be more stylistically different. At the Poor People’s Campaign presidential forum held Monday on poverty and racism, Warren laid out her vision to end inequality with, “we start in America with a wealth tax,” explaining, […]

It’s hard to see anything revolutionary about Facebook’s Libra

It's hard to see anything revolutionary about Facebook's Libra. Facebook has its own cryptocurrency now. But why, exactly? What’s it for? Officially unveiled on Tuesday, the new digital currency, called Libra, will go live in 2020. Facebook already has 27 partners in the venture, including corporate heavy hitters like Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, eBay, Uber, and Lyft, plus some venture capital […]

Brad Parscale Says Trump’s Going To Win In ‘Electoral Landslide’

Brad Parscale Says Trump’s Going To Win In ‘Electoral Landslide’. by Cristina Cabrera · June 18, 2019 Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale predicted on Tuesday that President Donald Trump will win reelection in an “electoral landslide.” Parscale said during an interview on CBS that Trump will win not only Florida but also the overall election “in an electoral landslide.” When […]

‘Lock him up’: Dems flirt with calls to prosecute Trump – POLITICO

‘Lock him up’: Dems flirt with calls to prosecute Trump – POLITICO. A role reversal is starting to play out, alarming law enforcement veterans across the political spectrum who see the Democrats mirroring Trump’s calls to punish his opponents. Get ready for a potential new 2020 presidential campaign chant: “Lock him up” A role reversal is starting to play out, […]

Joe Biden health care plan: He gave a peek, and we have questions.

Joe Biden health care plan: He gave a peek, and we have questions.. by Jordan Weissmann · June 17, 2019 Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People’s Campaign on Monday in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images While speaking at a candidate forum Monday in Washington, D.C., Joe Biden […]

BuzzFeed News walkout: journalists walk off the job for union recognition – Vox

BuzzFeed News walkout: journalists walk off the job for union recognition – Vox. BuzzFeed News journalists are getting impatient. It’s been four months since they voted to form a labor union, but the company still hasn’t officially recognized them. Dozens of frustrated employees walked off the job Monday afternoon to protest the company’s delay in recognizing BuzzFeed News Union. Journalists […]

Trump Says ICE Will Begin ‘Removing Millions Of Illegal Aliens’ Next Week | HuffPost

Trump Says ICE Will Begin ‘Removing Millions Of Illegal Aliens’ Next Week | HuffPost. President Donald Trump, in a Monday night tweet, appeared to tease a massive Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation that he said was poised to begin next week. Trump said ICE would soon “begin the process of removing … millions of illegal aliens” from U.S. soil. “They […]

Israel’s Prime Minister Just Renamed a Controversial Settlement After Donald Trump – Mother Jones

Israel’s Prime Minister Just Renamed a Controversial Settlement After Donald Trump – Mother Jones. On Sunday, Israel officially named a settlement in the disputed Golan Heights after President Donald Trump. At the ceremony to inaugurate the new settlement, standing on a carpet of AstroTurf and in front of a gold-trimmed sign that reads “Ramat Trump,” Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

12 times the Democrats’ hip messaging was a complete disaster

12 times the Democrats' hip messaging was a complete disaster. In some ways, there has never been a more embarrassing time to be a Democrat. With millennials now “the largest voting-age generation in the country,” and Gen Z-ers poised to make up one in 10 eligible voters in 2020, the party is naturally hungry for young voters. As a result, […]

Israel Advocacy Is Divorced From What Most American Jews Want

Israel Advocacy Is Divorced From What Most American Jews Want. Since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, American Jews have organized our political activism around advocating for Israel’s survival. For these past seven plus decades, Jewish institutions such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Federations of North America and multiple […]

Boeing under the microscope at Paris Air Show – POLITICO

Boeing under the microscope at Paris Air Show – POLITICO. by Saim Saeed · June 16, 2019 At its core, the Paris Air Show is a biennial slugfest between Boeing and Airbus over which giant manufacturer can sell more airplanes. Not this year. The air show begins Monday, and while Airbus aims to continue fattening its order book thanks to […]

7 winners and 8 losers of the first 2020 DNC presidential debate lineup – Vox

7 winners and 8 losers of the first 2020 DNC presidential debate lineup – Vox. by Dylan Scott · June 14, 2019 The Democratic Party has the lineups for its first 2020 presidential debate ready — two nights, 10 candidates each night — and before anyone takes the stage, we already have a few winners and some losers. The debates […]

How the world’s monarchs are adapting to modern times

How the world's monarchs are adapting to modern times. Kings, queens, and emperors have ruled over nations for 5,000 years. How have they adapted to the 21st century? Here’s everything you need to know: How many monarchies remain? About 30, reigning over some 45 countries. The British monarchy, which dates to the 11th century’s William the Conqueror, technically rules over […]

Bernie Sanders Copies FDR’s New Deal | National Review

Bernie Sanders Copies FDR’s New Deal | National Review. Sanders’s socialism turns out to be a tweaked New Deal. Washington — That the Democrats’ two evenings of dueling oratory snippets this week are called “debates” validates Finley Peter Dunne’s prediction that “when we Americans are through with the English language, it will look as if it had been run over […]

Elizabeth Warren promises reparations for gay couples

Elizabeth Warren promises reparations for gay couples. by Ellie Bufkin · June 24, 2019 Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., reintroduced a bill on the campaign trail this week, which could mean $57 million in tax refunds for married LGBT couples. The Refund Equality Act, which was originally introduced in 2017, would allow LGBT couples who were married prior to the 2013 […]

Trump says appointing Sessions was his biggest mistake | Fox News

Trump says appointing Sessions was his biggest mistake | Fox News. Official says there is no timeline to identify President Trump’s nominee to be the next attorney general; Blake Burman reports from the White House. President Trump admitted in an interview aired Sunday that he views appointing Jeff Sessions as his attorney general was his “biggest mistake” as president and […]

Politically Exploiting Islamophobia

Politically Exploiting Islamophobia. Tucked away in a tranquil suburb of Philadelphia sits the Islamic Society of Greater Valley Forge where, at a recent town hall the hundred or so attendees, most of whom appeared to be white Christians, were fed a fistful of lies. Entitled “Islamophobia: Confronting Hate, Celebrating Diversity,” the town hall meeting was co-sponsored by Council on American […]

Sanders to propose canceling $1.6 trillion in US student debt | TheHill

Sanders to propose canceling $1.6 trillion in US student debt | TheHill. by Owen Daugherty · June 23, 2019 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will reportedly unveil a bill Monday calling on all $1.6 trillion worth of U.S. student debt to be eliminated. The Washington Post reports Sanders will propose the legislation Monday along with progressive Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and […]

Study shows Muslim gang ruling prisons – WND

Study shows Muslim gang ruling prisons – WND. A prison gang calling itself the “brotherhood” is trying “to enforce its version of Islamic law on all prisoners regardless of faith” in the United Kingdom, according to a government study. The Ministry of Justice analysis, “Exploring the Nature of Muslim Groups and Related Gang Activity in Three High Security Prisons: Findings […]

Despite Airport Bans Chick-fil-A Is the Fastest Growing Restaurant Chain

Despite Airport Bans Chick-fil-A Is the Fastest Growing Restaurant Chain. Chick-fil-A has had a difficult year. In March, liberal outlets slammed the restaurant chain’s charitable foundation for funding Christian organizations “with a history of anti-LGBTQ discrimination.” Then the San Antonio airport banned the restaurant for seven years and the Buffalo airport followed soon after. Yet in May and June, the […]

Aircraft Carriers Won’t Help America in a Great-Power War? | The National Interest

Aircraft Carriers Won't Help America in a Great-Power War? | The National Interest. by Matthew Reisener · June 23, 2019 Former President Bill Clinton remarked in 1993 that, “when word of a crisis breaks out in Washington, it’s no accident that the first question that comes to everyone’s lips is: ‘where’s the nearest carrier?’” President Clinton’s sentiment still rings true […]

3 Years After Brexit Vote, Dire Warnings for UK Economy Proved Wrong

3 Years After Brexit Vote, Dire Warnings for UK Economy Proved Wrong. Pollsters had heart palpitations in June 2016 as the people of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union. A dismayed media spouted speculative hysteria about the British economy that spread faster than a fire at a match factory. Three years after the June 23, 2016, referendum, however, […]

Clarence Thomas Benchslaps the Federal Government in a Property Rights Case – Reason.com

Clarence Thomas Benchslaps the Federal Government in a Property Rights Case – Reason.com. Property rights advocates scored a significant victory today when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 1985 precedent which had forced property owners whose land is taken by the government to seek just compensation in state court before they are permitted to file a constitutional case in […]

Democrats Lash Out at Millionaire Food-Stamp Whistleblower

Democrats Lash Out at Millionaire Food-Stamp Whistleblower. Democrats in a House agriculture subcommittee lashed out at a retired millionaire who applied for and received food stamps in an effort to prove that eligibility for the government benefits in his home state of Minnesota were too lax and could be easily exploited. Rob Undersander noticed several years back that income was […]

Turkish President Erdogan Faces Existential Threats | National Review

Turkish President Erdogan Faces Existential Threats | National Review. Tomorrow, for the second time this year, residents of Istanbul will go to the polls to determine who will be the city’s mayor. Some observers see the vote as the latest test of whether Turkey will shed what remains of its more democratic recent past and move firmly into the orbit […]

Biggest US banks ace stress tests, a good omen for dividends

Biggest US banks ace stress tests, a good omen for dividends. by James Langford · June 21, 2019 The largest U.S. banks have more than enough capital to withstand a major economic shock, based on annual Federal Reserve stress test results released Friday that help determine how much the lenders can pay in dividends and spend on stock buybacks. Under […]

Biden vows to repeal Trump tax cuts on ‘Day One’ if he captures White House | Fox News

Biden vows to repeal Trump tax cuts on 'Day One' if he captures White House | Fox News. Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden promised Saturday that on “Day One” of a Biden presidency he would repeal President Trump’s 2017 tax cuts and close $500 billion on tax loopholes. Speaking at the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention, […]

Why Scrapping the Iran Nuclear Deal Was the Right Move

Why Scrapping the Iran Nuclear Deal Was the Right Move. Iran’s Foreign Minister has admitted they cheated on the now defunct nuclear enrichment program. They violated the amount of low-enriched uranium-235, he says, as well as the rate of its production. In addition to non-compliance with caps on its stockpiles of low-enriched uranium: (660 lb); they also violated their stockpile […]

How Christianity Is Helping Keep Hong Kong’s Stunning Protests Peaceful

How Christianity Is Helping Keep Hong Kong's Stunning Protests Peaceful. by Helen Raleigh · June 21, 2019 What’s more impressive than 2 million people walking down central Hong Kong demanding freedom? How about the scene where the human wave moved to the side in an orderly fashion to let an ambulance pass without anyone directing them? How about before going […]

Trump announces new sanctions against Iran as tensions escalate | TheHill

Trump announces new sanctions against Iran as tensions escalate | TheHill. by Tal Axelrod · June 22, 2019 President Trump announced his administration will slap new sanctions on Iran as tensions between Washington and Tehran mount. “Iran cannot have Nuclear Weapons! Under the terrible Obama plan, they would have been on their way to Nuclear in a short number of […]

Trump quietly revolutionizing health insurance – WND

Trump quietly revolutionizing health insurance – WND. President Trump’s newly introduced rule for Health Reimbursement Accounts, or HRAs, might not seem like a big deal, but it has the potential to dramatically re-shape the individual market, contends a former Bush administration economic adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, acknowledged it would expand by only 800,000 the number […]

Biden Bows and Scrapes for Planned Parenthood

Biden Bows and Scrapes for Planned Parenthood. Former Vice President Joe Biden has had a rough couple of weeks. He has been atop the polls since entering the race and therefore is the candidate with the biggest target on his back. Crazy Joe the Wonder Veep stood out from the 2020 Democratic crowd because he was the lone candidate who […]

Energy Innovation Will Define the 21st Century | The National Interest

Energy Innovation Will Define the 21st Century | The National Interest. ENERGY HAS been a fundamental driver of human advancement across millennia. At the simplest level, having more energy—whether in its biological, chemical, thermal mechanical, electromagnetic or other forms—allows individuals and societies to do more. From this perspective, human history and its many contests among nations have in part reflected […]

Burgess Owens: Democrats Should Pay Reparations | The American Spectator

Burgess Owens: Democrats Should Pay Reparations | The American Spectator. So amidst the chaos of that congressional hearing on reparations for slavery, former NFL star Burgess Owens got straight to the point, saying this, as reported by BizPac Review: “I used to be a Democrat until I did my history and found out the misery that that party brought to […]

Syrian Refugee Accused in Plot to Bomb Pittsburgh Church – to Kill Nigerian Christians

Syrian Refugee Accused in Plot to Bomb Pittsburgh Church – to Kill Nigerian Christians. A 21-year-old Syrian refugee inspired by ISIS is due to appear in federal court in Pittsburgh Friday on charges relating to a plot to blow up a church in the city, apparently selected as a target because it has Nigerian congregants. Having first ruled out attacking […]

3 Years After Brexit Vote, Dire Warnings for UK Economy Proved Wrong

3 Years After Brexit Vote, Dire Warnings for UK Economy Proved Wrong. Pollsters had heart palpitations in June 2016 as the people of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union. A dismayed media spouted speculative hysteria about the British economy that spread faster than a fire at a match factory. Three years after the June 23, 2016, referendum, however, […]

Trump Is Winning the Little Cold War With Iran | The American Spectator

Trump Is Winning the Little Cold War With Iran | The American Spectator. by Brandon J. Weichert Since the rise of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979, Iran has been in a state of ideological, religious cold war against the United States and its allies. Desiring to become the dominant force in the Mideast, Iran has worked to export […]

This One New Poll of Democrats Explains Why Donald Trump Will Be Reelected – Reason.com

This One New Poll of Democrats Explains Why Donald Trump Will Be Reelected – Reason.com. Just 25 percent of Democratic voters want a candidate promising a “bold, new agenda,” which is exactly what party and media elites will cram down their throats. | 6.20.2019 9:45 AM Joe Biden speaking at the Poor People’s Moral Action Congress, Washington, D.C. (Tom Williams/CQ […]

Lawmaker: Revoke Al Jazeera’s Congressional Press Credentials

Lawmaker: Revoke Al Jazeera's Congressional Press Credentials. A Republican lawmaker has formally petitioned the Congressional Press Office to revoke Al Jazeera’s press credentials pending an investigation into the outlet’s ownership, according to a letter obtained by the Free Beacon. Rep. Jack Bergman (R., Mich.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, petitioned the Capitol Hill press officers earlier this […]

Trump Administration: A Center-Right Government | National Review

Trump Administration: A Center-Right Government | National Review. Subtract Trump’s taste for controversy and rhetorical brinkmanship, and you’re left with an incrementalist center-right government. The worry last week was that the Trump administration was ginning up fake intelligence about Iran blowing up oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz to justify a war against Iran. Then, this week, President Donald […]

Supreme Court puts the brakes on the militant war on religion

Supreme Court puts the brakes on the militant war on religion. by Washington Examiner · June 21, 2019 As activists strove over the past two years to take down statues of slave owners, Confederates, and racists, we generally agreed with the efforts but worried about who their next target would be. It ended up being Christianity. The iconoclasts have lost […]