When Elizabeth Warren ducked and dodged on Medicare for All – POLITICO

When Elizabeth Warren ducked and dodged on Medicare for All – POLITICO. Warren, a front-runner in the 2020 presidential primary, is known today as one of the most vocal champions for Medicare for All in the Democratic Party. But during her first Senate campaign in 2012, she and her aides were pressed on single-payer and dodged the question again and […]

Joe Biden’s Rivals Are Utterly Perplexed at the Timing of Hunter’s Interview

Joe Biden’s Rivals Are Utterly Perplexed at the Timing of Hunter’s Interview. After months of staying silent amid an avalanche of attacks by President Trump and his team, Hunter Biden, son of the former vice president, is set to make his first public comments in an interview Tuesday morning just about 12 hours before his father takes the debate stage […]

Climate change: how it ranks as a priority for 2020 Democratic presidential contenders – Vox

Climate change: how it ranks as a priority for 2020 Democratic presidential contenders – Vox. by Umair Irfan · October 14, 2019 To find out how 2020 Democratic candidates would use their presidential powers to address climate change, we sent six key questions to every campaign. This post includes eight candidates’ answers to the first question. You can find answers […]

Elton John Calls Michael Jackson A ‘Disturbing Person To Be Around’ | HuffPost

Elton John Calls Michael Jackson A 'Disturbing Person To Be Around' | HuffPost. Elton John did not mince words when describing his interactions with the late pop star Michael Jackson, calling him “disturbing to be around.” In an excerpt of John’s memoir, “Me,” reported by several outlets, John wrote that Jackson was “the most adorable kid you could imagine” but […]

Trump Is Going Ballistic Because the Walls Are Closing In – Mother Jones

Trump Is Going Ballistic Because the Walls Are Closing In – Mother Jones. From the day Donald Trump assumed the presidency, it’s been clear that he planned to burn it down. Not the office itself, but the system on which it is built: the credibility of the electoral system by which that formidable power is attained. The norms, customs, and […]

China reportedly wants more talks before signing trade pact

China reportedly wants more talks before signing trade pact. China wants to hold more talks with the U.S. before signing the first phase of an agreement designed to end the 15-month trade war between the world’s two largest economies, Bloomberg News reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The talks could take place later this month. If what Bloomberg […]

The lines of code that changed everything.

The lines of code that changed everything.. Back in 2009, Facebook launched a world-changing piece of code—the “like” button. “Like” was the brainchild of several programmers and designers, including Leah Pearlman and Justin Rosenstein. They’d hypothesized that Facebook users were often too busy to leave comments on their friends’ posts—but if there were a simple button to push, boom: It […]

Probe faults Boeing over 737 Max details given to FAA before certification

Probe faults Boeing over 737 Max details given to FAA before certification. Boeing did not adequately brief regulators about the flight control system blamed for two crashes of its 737 Max aircraft that killed a total of 346 people, according to a multinational task force that reviewed the plane’s certification process. In a report released Friday, the Joint Authorities Technical […]

Democrat Edwards will face runoff in Louisiana governor’s race – POLITICO

Democrat Edwards will face runoff in Louisiana governor's race – POLITICO. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, fell short of the majority of the vote needed to clinch reelection in Saturday’s all-party primary and will face Republican businessman Eddie Rispone in a one-on-one general election next month. Edwards was unable to pass the 50 percent threshold; he received 47 […]

Trump and Giuliani sticking together as the impeachment inquiry heats up – Vox

Trump and Giuliani sticking together as the impeachment inquiry heats up – Vox. As the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continues, Trump pushed back Saturday against speculation about whether he and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani — a key figure in that inquiry — were on the outs. “He may seem a little rough around the edges sometimes,” Trump […]

Twitter Removes Trump Campaign Video After Queen Complains About Unauthorized Song | HuffPost

Twitter Removes Trump Campaign Video After Queen Complains About Unauthorized Song | HuffPost. Twitter has removed a Donald Trump campaign video from the president’s account after Queen complained about unauthorized use of the band’s song “We Will Rock You.” The entire song played in the background of the video, which showed clips of the president at rallies, and was tweeted […]

Impeachment Is Heading to the Supreme Court. Trump’s Lawyers Will Be Happy. – Mother Jones

Impeachment Is Heading to the Supreme Court. Trump’s Lawyers Will Be Happy. – Mother Jones. Congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump are in a stand-off over impeachment, with Democrats requesting documents and interviews from the executive branch and the administration defying those requests by citing executive privilege and declaring Congress’ investigations invalid. It’s a constitutional clash with one all-but-inevitable end […]

Bernie Sanders differentiates himself from Warren, says he’s the only candidate willing to stand up to corporate elite

Bernie Sanders differentiates himself from Warren, says he's the only candidate willing to stand up to corporate elite. It looks like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is beginning to distance himself from his good friend Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) policy-wise. The two Democratic presidential candidates have always gotten along well and are generally ideological allies, especially relative to many of their […]

Hunter Biden steps down from board of Chinese company as he defends his work.

Hunter Biden steps down from board of Chinese company as he defends his work.. After months of silence, Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, spoke up for the first time on Sunday, defending his work in Ukraine and China even as he vowed to make some changes. In a statement through his attorney, Hunter Biden said […]

Schiff Says House Democrats May Not Ask Whistleblower To Testify

Schiff Says House Democrats May Not Ask Whistleblower To Testify. by Cristina Cabrera · October 13, 2019 House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) said on Sunday that House Democrats may not ask the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump to testify. Schiff told CBS’ “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan that before Trump […]

Raw, angry, uncensored: Welcome to Trump’s impeachment-era campaign – POLITICO

Raw, angry, uncensored: Welcome to Trump's impeachment-era campaign – POLITICO. The president’s latest rallies show a bare-knuckled approach the likes of which voters have never seen before. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sudduth Coliseum on Friday in Lake Charles, Louisiana. | Matt Sullivan/Getty Images 10/11/2019 09:56 PM EDT LAKE CHARLES, La. — First he claimed the […]

Democrats Want Beto O’Rourke to Stop Helping Trump

Democrats Want Beto O’Rourke to Stop Helping Trump. “Politically, it is precisely the kind of thing Donald Trump needs if he’s going to win re-election,” says Michael Wear, who served as President Obama’s faith outreach leader. Mario Tama/Getty Beto O’Rourke may be able to add America’s churchgoers to the growing group of people who are mad as hell at his […]

At a Louisiana rally, Trump signals aggressive tactics in the 2020 fight – Vox

At a Louisiana rally, Trump signals aggressive tactics in the 2020 fight – Vox. At a rally in Louisiana Friday night, President Donald Trump came out swinging against the impeachment inquiry he faces and signaled plans to embrace a general election strategy that will again rely on personal attacks against the Democratic Party leaders and his potential 2020 rivals. Trump […]

Elizabeth Warren Takes Facebook’s Ad Policy, Fires It Back At Zuckerberg And Trump | HuffPost

Elizabeth Warren Takes Facebook's Ad Policy, Fires It Back At Zuckerberg And Trump | HuffPost. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is taking advantage of Facebook’s rules to prove a point about the social network’s refusal to ban posting false ads and statements from politicians. The Democratic presidential candidate is running an ad that begins with “breaking news” that then goes on […]

California Becomes the First State to Require Public Universities to Provide Medication Abortion – Mother Jones

California Becomes the First State to Require Public Universities to Provide Medication Abortion – Mother Jones. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill today requiring the state’s public universities to offer medication abortions on campus. The new law, which will take effect in 2023, will apply to 34 schools—11 University of California campuses and 23 California State University campuses—that serve […]

The refreshing simplicity of Aldi

The refreshing simplicity of Aldi. The Germans are invading, and I for one am ready to welcome them. Don’t be alarmed if their spartan, unsentimental fortresses start popping up in your neighborhood. It may take some time to adjust to the European-style management, but I think we’ll find that it’s worth the inconvenience. Shock troops from the Rhineland are just […]

Beto O’Rourke on tax exemptions for religious groups and guns: Not helpful.

Beto O'Rourke on tax exemptions for religious groups and guns: Not helpful.. Given his low and static polling, it’s hard to tell what, exactly, Beto O’Rourke hopes to accomplish by staying in the presidential race. But while his actual goal seems a bit elusive, he is increasingly playing a very specific role: the human straw man, the embodiment of every […]

‘Fox & Friends’ Stokes Trump Theory | Talking Points Memo

‘Fox & Friends’ Stokes Trump Theory | Talking Points Memo. During a Friday morning segment, the hosts of Trump’s favorite morning show weighed in on a Washington Examiner article published Thursday that claims the whistleblower whose complaint spurred House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry had a professional relationship with former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump peddled the unfounded claim the night before […]

Raw, angry, uncensored: Welcome to Trump’s impeachment-era campaign – POLITICO

Raw, angry, uncensored: Welcome to Trump's impeachment-era campaign – POLITICO. The president’s latest rallies show a bare-knuckled approach the likes of which voters have never seen before. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sudduth Coliseum on Friday in Lake Charles, Louisiana. | Matt Sullivan/Getty Images 10/11/2019 09:56 PM EDT LAKE CHARLES, La. — First he claimed the […]

Shepard Smith is leaving Fox News – Vox

Shepard Smith is leaving Fox News – Vox. Shepard Smith, the longtime Fox News anchor, announced on Friday that the day’s broadcast would be his last after 23 years at the network. He joined the network at its inception in 1996. “Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News and begin a new chapter,” he said […]

Jane Fonda Arrested At U.S. Capitol During Climate Change Protest | HuffPost

Jane Fonda Arrested At U.S. Capitol During Climate Change Protest | HuffPost. Hollywood legend Jane Fonda was arrested alongside other climate change activists outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday after being repeatedly asked to leave. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: New video shows actress Jane Fonda being arrested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol during a climate change protest, with Fonda demanding […]

Impeachment Is Heading to the Supreme Court. Trump’s Lawyers Will Be Happy. – Mother Jones

Impeachment Is Heading to the Supreme Court. Trump’s Lawyers Will Be Happy. – Mother Jones. Congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump are in a stand-off over impeachment, with Democrats requesting documents and interviews from the executive branch and the administration defying those requests by citing executive privilege and declaring Congress’ investigations invalid. It’s a constitutional clash with one all-but-inevitable end […]

Why Beto O’Rourke’s gay marriage idea collapses under scrutiny

Why Beto O'Rourke's gay marriage idea collapses under scrutiny. Any religious group that does not support gay marriage should not be tax exempt, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke argued Thursday night. “There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone, or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil […]

California blackouts have paralyzed my Lake County town.

California blackouts have paralyzed my Lake County town.. Last year we packed our dogs and cats and everything we could fit into our cars and evacuated a town smelling of smoke with a red-tinged sky. The power outages this year—affecting at least 500,000 people in Northern California—aren’t as bad as the evacuation last year, but the causes are the same: […]

Appeals Court Upholds House Subpoena Of Trump Financial Records | Talking Points Memo

Appeals Court Upholds House Subpoena Of Trump Financial Records | Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham · October 11, 2019 President Donald Trump has lost his bid in the Washington, D.C. federal appeals court to shield his financial records from Congress. The ruling comes just a few days after the President lost his bid in a New York federal district […]

Trump Administration Cracks Down on Chinese Diplomats in U.S.

Trump Administration Cracks Down on Chinese Diplomats in U.S.. by Adam Kredo · October 17, 2019 The Trump administration issued new restrictions on the actions Chinese government diplomats are permitted to take in the United States in response to the communist government blocking American personnel stationed in Beijing from meeting with key assets, according to U.S. officials. The State Department […]

Elizabeth Warren Is Not Honest

Elizabeth Warren Is Not Honest. If you want to run for office, political consultants will hammer away at one point: Tell stories. People respond to stories. We’ve been a storytelling species since our fur-clad ancestors gathered around campfires. Don’t cite statistics. No one can remember statistics. Make it human. Make it relatable. Lincoln told stories. FDR told stories. Reagan told […]

Conservative veterans will fan out in Washington to defend Trump Syria strategy

Conservative veterans will fan out in Washington to defend Trump Syria strategy. by Steven Nelson · October 18, 2019 A group of conservative veterans is preparing to visit Washington to laud President Trump’s withdrawal of troops from northern Syria and to urge Republicans to back his intention to pull out of Afghanistan and other countries in the Middle East. Wyoming […]

Trump’s Doral resort to host next G-7 summit, as White House defends choice | Fox News

Trump's Doral resort to host next G-7 summit, as White House defends choice | Fox News. The White House says holding the summit at the president’s golf resort will save millions of dollars. After months of speculation, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Thursday that next year’s G-7 meeting will be held at President Trump’s resort […]

A Texas Mayor Defends the Constitution from Sharia Law

A Texas Mayor Defends the Constitution from Sharia Law. Time and again in every election we see politicians promise everything, and once elected deliver very little or nothing. Beth Van Duyne is a welcome exception and her past record clearly proves it. A person of impeccable integrity, Beth has always remained loyal to the values and wishes of her constituents […]

Judge Suppresses Evidence Of Baby Trafficking In Planned Parenthood Trial

Judge Suppresses Evidence Of Baby Trafficking In Planned Parenthood Trial. by Madeline Osburn · October 16, 2019 Over the last two weeks in the ongoing federal civil jury trial of Planned Parenthood against David Daleiden, Judge William Orrick has repeatedly cut off defense questioning that he considers straying too close to eliciting information related to Planned Parenthood’s history of selling […]

Mulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe | TheHill

Mulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe | TheHill. by Morgan Chalfant · October 17, 2019 White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that the flow of security assistance to Ukraine was not conditioned on Kiev investigating a conspiracy related to 2016 election interference, walking back statements he made earlier in the day. Mulvaney issued […]

Rep. Elijah Cummings fondly remembered by Democrats, Republicans

Rep. Elijah Cummings fondly remembered by Democrats, Republicans. by Griffin Connolly · October 17, 2019 Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died Thursday after longtime health complications, threaded a needle that few recent chairmen and chairwomen of high-profile investigative committees have been able to manage: He remained widely popular among his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. As chairman of the […]

Baby body parts testimony brings jury to tears – WND

Baby body parts testimony brings jury to tears – WND. There’s been a “game-changer” at the California civil trial in which Planned Parenthood is suing the investigators whose undercover videos exposed the abortion industry’s scheme to profit from the sale of baby body parts. For the first time, jurors were allowed to see portions of the videos that were released […]

Nancy Pelosi Says She Prays for Trump’s Health. Does She Pray to Moloch?

Nancy Pelosi Says She Prays for Trump's Health. Does She Pray to Moloch?. by Megan Fox · October 17, 2019 Third-rate politician Nancy Pelosi got in front of the cameras yesterday after storming out of a meeting with the president in a juvenile fashion and declared that she is praying for his mental health. Speaker Nancy Pelosi on contentious White […]

Is John Bolton Boxing In Donald Trump? | The National Interest

Is John Bolton Boxing In Donald Trump? | The National Interest. by Curt Mills · October 16, 2019 He could be “the John Dean of Donald Trump,” says a former senior administration official. The president’s former national security advisor—the flame-throwing John R. Bolton—is now a private citizen. Gone, but not allowing himself to be forgotten. As evidenced by pointed public […]

‘Absurd, Immoral and Offensive’: UN Member-States Hand Maduro Regime Seat on Human Rights Council

‘Absurd, Immoral and Offensive’: UN Member-States Hand Maduro Regime Seat on Human Rights Council. Despite the public appeals of human rights advocates and behind-the-scenes lobbying, U.N. member-states on Thursday elected Venezuela onto the world’s body’s Human Rights Council, handing the socialist Maduro regime more votes than Costa Rica, a stable liberal democracy. Until the small Central American country declared its […]

How California and Foreign Carmakers Got in Bed to Keep Crony, Obama-Era Rules

How California and Foreign Carmakers Got in Bed to Keep Crony, Obama-Era Rules. I’m old enough to remember when businesses fought overregulation because it was bad for their bottom lines. That has changed. Now, overregulation is a profit center. There is no better example of this than the ongoing effort to stop the Trump administration from rolling back the ridiculous […]

Trump Beats His GOP Competitors at Fundraising 194 to 1 – Reason.com

Trump Beats His GOP Competitors at Fundraising 194 to 1 – Reason.com. The ‘Three Stooges’ of Bill Weld, Joe Walsh, and Mark Sanford raised $647,000 combined in the third quarter, compared to $125.7 million for the presidential juggernaut. | 10.17.2019 4:40 PM Media Contact & Reprint Requests (Avalon.red/Newscom) Here is one way of thinking about President Donald Trump’s massive fundraising […]

Democrats Pile On Warren at Debate

Democrats Pile On Warren at Debate. by David Rutz · October 16, 2019 ‘At least Bernie’s being honest’ – October 16, 2019 1:40 PM Democratic candidates ripped into Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) at Tuesday’s debate, attacking her for issues ranging from health care to not wanting Twitter to delete President Donald Trump’s account. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) and […]

Is America Becoming Sinicized?

Is America Becoming Sinicized?. A little over 40 years ago, Chinese Communist strongman and reformer Deng Xiaoping began 15 years of sweeping economic reforms. They were designed to end the disastrous, even murderous planned economy of Mao Zedong, who died in 1976. The results of Deng’s revolution astonished the world. In four decades, China went from a backward basket case […]

Media want to protect Elizabeth Warren from questions about her plan to raise taxes

Media want to protect Elizabeth Warren from questions about her plan to raise taxes. by Becket Adams · October 17, 2019 Poor Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Cruel and unfair moderators asked her repeatedly Tuesday evening during a 2020 Democratic primary debate whether she will raise taxes on the middle class to fund her astronomically expensive “Medicare for all” proposal. The moderators […]

Alfred Hitchcock, the End of the World, and Climate Change Hucksters

Alfred Hitchcock, the End of the World, and Climate Change Hucksters. When I am unable to fall asleep due to the stress of worrying about the state of our country’s politics, rising anti-Semitism, and global conflicts (for instance), I have found a respite allowing me to escape for a brief period – MeTV is now my late night go to […]

ABC News Interview Didn’t Help Hunter Biden’s Credibility At All

ABC News Interview Didn't Help Hunter Biden's Credibility At All. by Erielle Davidson · October 16, 2019 The fourth Democratic primary debate offered yet another opportunity for former vice president Joe Biden to dodge questions about his son Hunter’s shady business activities. While his father was running the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy, Hunter was serving on the board of a […]

War of words at the White House | TheHill

War of words at the White House | TheHill. by Jordain Carney · October 16, 2019 President Trump poured fuel on the fire in his fight with Congress over Syria, lashing out at Democrats during a closed-door White House meeting on Wednesday and sparring publicly with Republican allies. The chaotic day was a U-turn from earlier this week when the […]

House spending panel skeptical of NASA moon landing plans

House spending panel skeptical of NASA moon landing plans. by Jennifer Shutt · October 16, 2019 Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday appeared wary of providing NASA with the additional money it wants to land the next Americans on the moon by 2024, after its administrator testified the agency likely won’t have a detailed cost estimate on speeding […]

125 House members want to censure Adam Schiff – WND

125 House members want to censure Adam Schiff – WND. At least 125 Republicans have co-sponsored a resolution to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff for his “parody” of the phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president that triggered the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. In a hearing last month, Schiff characterized “the essence” of Trump’s message to Ukrainian […]

Mark Sanford Announced His Campaign And One Person Showed Up

Mark Sanford Announced His Campaign And One Person Showed Up. by Rick Moran · October 16, 2019 Everyone has to start somewhere — even presidential candidates. But for Mark Sanford, who is making a quixotic challenge to Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nomination, things can only go up from here. Sanford kicked off his impossible dream of a campaign […]

Is John Bolton Boxing In Donald Trump? | The National Interest

Is John Bolton Boxing In Donald Trump? | The National Interest. by Curt Mills · October 16, 2019 He could be “the John Dean of Donald Trump,” says a former senior administration official. The president’s former national security advisor—the flame-throwing John R. Bolton—is now a private citizen. Gone, but not allowing himself to be forgotten. As evidenced by pointed public […]

Trump: ‘Let Them Fight Their Own Wars’

Trump: ‘Let Them Fight Their Own Wars’. President Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that his decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria was not giving a “green light” to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In fact, it was the opposite, he said. During a joint White House press conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Trump called out ABC White House Correspondent […]

Israel, India, and UK Rejected Socialism Aftter Seeing Its Effects

Israel, India, and UK Rejected Socialism Aftter Seeing Its Effects. by Lee Edwards · October 16, 2019 Socialists are fond of saying that socialism has never failed because it has never been tried. But in truth, socialism has failed in every country in which it has been tried, from the Soviet Union beginning a century ago to three modern countries […]

On Medicare for All, Elizabeth Warren Is Fundamentally Dishonest – Reason.com

On Medicare for All, Elizabeth Warren Is Fundamentally Dishonest – Reason.com. Elizabeth Warren is being fundamentally dishonest about Medicare for All. Not just vague. Not just evasive. Not just dodgy. Dishonest. At last night’s Democratic primary debate, Warren repeatedly refused to admit something that is obviously true: that Medicare for All, the single-payer health care plan envisioned by Sen. Bernie […]

Democratic Debate: Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg Stand Out in an Otherwise Dull, Plodding Night | National Review

Democratic Debate: Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg Stand Out in an Otherwise Dull, Plodding Night | National Review. The October Democratic presidential-primary debate finally brought a genuine surprise, in that a pair of second-tier candidates who were in danger of being forgotten woke up, smelled the coffee, and brought their A-games: Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg. Considering how other second-tier […]