Elizabeth Warren gleefully reminds male candidates how many elections they’ve lost

Elizabeth Warren gleefully reminds male candidates how many elections they've lost. Elizabeth Warren gleefully reminds male candidates how many elections they’ve lost 10:14 p.m. It was the moment most people watching Tuesday night’s Democratic debate had been waiting for: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was asked about comments he made during a private meeting he had with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) […]

Michael Flynn Seeks To Withdraw His Guilty Plea One Week Before Sentencing | Talking Points Memo

Michael Flynn Seeks To Withdraw His Guilty Plea One Week Before Sentencing | Talking Points Memo. Days before he is scheduled to be sentenced, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is seeking to withdrew his guilty plea. “Michael T. Flynn (“Mr. Flynn”) hereby moves to withdraw his plea because of the government’s bad faith, vindictiveness, and breach of the plea agreement,” […]

The Woke Primary Is Over and Everyone Lost – Reason.com

The Woke Primary Is Over and Everyone Lost – Reason.com. In the run-up to tonight’s Democratic presidential debate in Iowa, the last such contest before primary voting begins, one of the big storylines is about who won’t be among the half-dozen candidates on stage. “This debate is so white, it’s not allowed to bring the potato salad,” cracked Mediaite’s Tommy […]

The coming clash between Bernie and Biden – POLITICO

The coming clash between Bernie and Biden – POLITICO. Bernie Sanders’ first major tangle with Joe Biden — over a 2010 deal that Biden struck with Republicans that liberals believed threatened Social Security — helped fuel his national rise. Now Sanders is set to reprise that clash Tuesday night on the debate stage, where the Vermont senator is preparing to […]

Russians reportedly hack Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company tied to Hunter Biden – Vox

Russians reportedly hack Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company tied to Hunter Biden – Vox. Is the Russian government trying to help President Donald Trump’s electoral chances yet again? Burisma — the Ukrainian natural gas company that Hunter Biden served on the board of — was hacked by the Russian military late last year, the New York Times’ Nicole Perlroth and […]

Bloomberg Is Saying All the Right Things About Party Unity—For Now – Mother Jones

Bloomberg Is Saying All the Right Things About Party Unity—For Now – Mother Jones. Michael Bloomberg hasn’t been a Democrat for long. The billionaire White House hopeful began his adult life in the party of FDR, but he switched to the GOP when he ran for mayor of New York City in 2001, winning the endorsement of Rudy Giuliani. Bloomberg […]

The unintended consequences of Taiwan standing up to China

The unintended consequences of Taiwan standing up to China. A popular parable attributed to Taoism by Alan Watts goes something like this: A farmer’s horse runs away. His neighbor commiserates at his loss, but the farmer demurs: “who knows if it is good or bad?” The neighbor leaves, puzzled how there could be any question. The next day, the horse […]

2020 Democratic primary: Cory Booker drops out.

2020 Democratic primary: Cory Booker drops out.. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker announced Monday morning that he was suspending his presidential campaign. “Our campaign,” Booker wrote in a letter to supporters, “has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win—money we don’t have, and money that is harder to […]

Sanders Denies Telling Warren Women Can’t Win | Talking Points Memo

Sanders Denies Telling Warren Women Can’t Win | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · January 13, 2020 There’s a new twist in the drama that has unexpectedly emerged between Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT). A day after Politico’s Sunday report that a Sanders campaign script instructs volunteers to tell voters who are leaning toward voting […]

Bernie campaign slams Warren as candidate of the elite – POLITICO

Bernie campaign slams Warren as candidate of the elite – POLITICO. The non-aggression pact between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren is seriously fraying. Sanders’ campaign has begun stealthily attacking Warren as a candidate of the upper crust who could not expand the Democratic base in a general election, according to talking points his campaign is using to persuade voters obtained […]

Nancy Pelosi explains why she held onto the articles of impeachment – Vox

Nancy Pelosi explains why she held onto the articles of impeachment – Vox. Much has been made of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision not to send Trump’s articles of impeachment to the Senate following the House’s impeachment vote in December. President Donald Trump and his GOP allies have claimed the delay shows his impeachment was a partisan effort to stain […]

Warren Fires Back At Sanders Campaign Criticism: ‘I Hope Bernie Reconsiders’ | HuffPost

Warren Fires Back At Sanders Campaign Criticism: 'I Hope Bernie Reconsiders' | HuffPost. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Sunday responded to talking points circulated by the campaign of fellow progressive presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that portray her as a candidate of the elite. “I was disappointed to hear that Bernie is sending his volunteers out to trash me,” […]

Thousands of Iranians Have Bravely Protested the Government’s Role in Ukrainian Plane Crash – Mother Jones

Thousands of Iranians Have Bravely Protested the Government’s Role in Ukrainian Plane Crash – Mother Jones. Thousands of people took to the streets across Iran this weekend to condemn their government for shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane—killing all 176 people on board—and then lying for days to hide its role in what happened. In Tehran, people flooded main squares […]

Pelosi says delaying articles of impeachment achieved ‘very positive’ results

Pelosi says delaying articles of impeachment achieved 'very positive' results. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has no regrets. That’s what she told George Stephanopoulos on Sunday during an appearance on ABC’s This Week. Pelosi was referring specifically to her decision to withhold articles of impeachment against President Trump from the Senate, thus delaying an impeachment trial. While Republicans have criticized […]

Schiff: Trump Is ‘Fudging The Intelligence’ | Talking Points Memo

Schiff: Trump Is ‘Fudging The Intelligence’ | Talking Points Memo. by Summer Concepcion · January 12, 2020 House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) isn’t taking President Trump’s claim that top Iranian military official Qasem Soleimani was planning to attack four U.S. embassies lightly. In an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham that aired Friday, Trump said that he was driven […]

Next debate stage will be the smallest, whitest one yet – POLITICO

Next debate stage will be the smallest, whitest one yet – POLITICO. Six candidates have been invited to participate in next week’s presidential primary debate in Iowa, the smallest debate stage yet, the Democratic National Committee announced Saturday. The candidates invited (in alphabetical order): former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend (Ind.) Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of […]

Why so many Iowa and New Hampshire voters are still undecided – Vox

Why so many Iowa and New Hampshire voters are still undecided – Vox. CONWAY, New Hampshire — One month out from the “first-in-the-nation” primary, less than one-third of New Hampshire registered voters have “definitely” made up their mind. In Iowa, with 23 days and counting until the caucuses, about the same share of voters has decided for sure, according to […]

Donald Trump Is About To Put His Stamp On The U.S. Postal Service | HuffPost

Donald Trump Is About To Put His Stamp On The U.S. Postal Service | HuffPost. The U.S. Postal Service could look a lot more like a private corporation in a few years. The current postmaster general, Megan Brennan, plans to step down from her position in early 2020 after a career in the Postal Service and five years as the […]

Bloomberg Is Saying All the Right Things About Party Unity—For Now – Mother Jones

Bloomberg Is Saying All the Right Things About Party Unity—For Now – Mother Jones. Michael Bloomberg hasn’t been a Democrat for long. The billionaire White House hopeful began his adult life in the party of FDR, but he switched to the GOP when he ran for mayor of New York City in 2001, winning the endorsement of Rudy Giuliani. Bloomberg […]

Joe Biden holds a commanding lead among black voters, new poll shows

Joe Biden holds a commanding lead among black voters, new poll shows. In one of the most extensive studies so far on the views of the 2020 presidential race among black voters conducted by The Washington Post and non-partisan research firm, Ipsos, former Vice President Joe Biden is holding on to a commanding lead over the rest of the Democratic […]

Iran crisis shows the GOP’s endless war on Democrats.

Iran crisis shows the GOP’s endless war on Democrats.. What does the Republican Party stand for? Lately, that’s been hard to figure out. In 2016, the party adopted a platform that talked about “moral leadership,” “the cause of liberty,” fighting “tyranny and injustice,” and standing up to “countries with repressive governments.” For three years, President Donald Trump, backed by Republicans […]

Iran Admits Military Mistakenly Shot Down Civilian Plane Outside Tehran | Talking Points Memo

Iran Admits Military Mistakenly Shot Down Civilian Plane Outside Tehran | Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham · January 11, 2020 Iran acknowledged Saturday that its own military shot down a civilian plane early Wednesday morning, calling the incident a grave mistake. Ukraine Airlines flight 752, with 176 people on board, crashed into an open field after being hit by […]

Elizabeth Warren’s surprising closing argument – POLITICO

Elizabeth Warren's surprising closing argument – POLITICO. A candidate known for battling Bernie Sanders for the hearts of progressives is pitching her electability in the weeks leading up to Iowa. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign has long resisted publicly engaging in coverage of polls and strategy, and the important but ill-defined concept of “electability.” | Kena Betancur/Getty Images 01/09/2020 08:06 PM EST […]

Trump Official Spreads False Information While Defending Soleimani Assassination | HuffPost

Trump Official Spreads False Information While Defending Soleimani Assassination | HuffPost. While defending the decision to assassinate Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani without congressional approval, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley claimed that the Obama administration killed two al Qaeda leaders and a brutal Libyan dictator without a greenlight from Congress. But Gidley was wrong. “Soleimani was, in fact, […]

Democrats Missed Their Chance to Prevent Trump From Attacking Iran – Mother Jones

Democrats Missed Their Chance to Prevent Trump From Attacking Iran – Mother Jones. The House approved a resolution on Thursday to restrain President Donald Trump from attacking Iran, giving lawmakers a mostly symbolic opportunity to rebuke the White House’s increasingly unchecked authority to conduct war. Unlike a binding resolution that could have forced Trump’s hand in a meaningful way—or at […]

Nancy Pelosi lost the impeachment standoff

Nancy Pelosi lost the impeachment standoff. After nearly a month of dithering, Nancy Pelosi is finally accepting defeat in her standoff with Mitch McConnell over impeachment. Despite insisting as recently as Thursday that she would wait to transmit the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate until she was confident that the trial in the upper chamber would […]

Impeachment trial: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will articles to the Senate.

Impeachment trial: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will articles to the Senate.. by Jim Newell · January 10, 2020 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi walks back to her office after leaving the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images In a letter to her Democratic colleagues on Friday, Nancy Pelosi announced that the jig was up: […]

Report: Intel Agencies, FBI Examining Whether Russia Is Targeting Biden | Talking Points Memo

Report: Intel Agencies, FBI Examining Whether Russia Is Targeting Biden | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Kovensky · January 10, 2020 The U.S. government is investigating whether Russia is targeting Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in the run-up to the 2020 elections, Bloomberg reports. The probe reportedly focuses on whether Russia’s continuing U.S. disinformation efforts are aimed at damaging Biden’s […]

Vladimir Putin & Russia: Democrats Embrace Conspiracy Theories | National Review

Vladimir Putin & Russia: Democrats Embrace Conspiracy Theories | National Review. All Putin, all the time: Democrats are wedded to their mad, sad fantasy. This week, Representative Eric Swalwell taunted Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as “Kiev-in McCarthy.” It was reported that Nancy Pelosi has recently told Senate colleagues that she believes Mitch McConnell might be an active traitor to his […]

The Never-Ending Impeachment

The Never-Ending Impeachment. by Matthew Continetti · January 16, 2020 Maybe Nancy Pelosi waited to send impeachment to the Senate because she was waiting for her pens to arrive. The fancy commemorative ballpoints, featuring the speaker’s name engraved in gold, that Pelosi gave to colleagues at Wednesday’s engrossment ceremony quickly became the subject of mockery. Republicans saw them as emblematic […]

It’s looking more like Trump will be reelected in 2020

It's looking more like Trump will be reelected in 2020. by Philip Klein · January 16, 2020 With the election year now underway, President Trump is no doubt beatable — and yet, it’s starting to feel more and more like he’ll get reelected. The obstacles to Trump winning in 2020 should not be ignored. To start, in 2016, he only […]

Energy Paradoxes Put Europe in a Precarious Position

Energy Paradoxes Put Europe in a Precarious Position. Despite its cool Green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world’s largest importer of oil and natural gas. Oil output in the North Sea and off the coast of Norway is declining, and the European Union is quietly looking for fossil fuel energy anywhere it can […]

James Comey focus of FBI leak investigation, report says | Fox News

James Comey focus of FBI leak investigation, report says | Fox News. The Justice Department is investigating whether then-FBI Director James Comey illegally leaked secret information concerning a Russian document to The New York Times and The Washington Post, the Times reported late Thursday. The new review, which the Times downplayed as a possibly politically motivated probe, reportedly concerned a […]

Impeachment Is Not the Issue, It’s the 2020 Election – American Thinker

Impeachment Is Not the Issue, It's the 2020 Election – American Thinker. If you listen to Republicans, the impeachment of President Trump is a “bizarre strategy,” a partisan political blunder by the Democrats, doomed to fail in the Senate, and already backfiring. As evidence, the “hit job” has energized the Republican base, boosted GOP fundraising and, come November, will cause […]

The War For The Democratic Party Will Destroy Lives, Change The U.S.

The War For The Democratic Party Will Destroy Lives, Change The U.S.. by Christopher Bedford · January 16, 2020 The far-left of the Democratic Party is out of the spotlight. Out of the spotlight, but clearly still within the crosshairs of their colleagues. Its young congressional leaders, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar, the fresh-faced consciences of the […]

Democratic group plans mobile billboard targeting Collins on impeachment | TheHill

Democratic group plans mobile billboard targeting Collins on impeachment | TheHill. by Kaelan Deese · January 16, 2020 A Democratic super PAC plans to use a mobile billboard to target Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) when the impeachment trial kicks off in earnest next week in the Senate. The Party Majority PAC is raising money to have the billboard stationed near […]

How Ed Henry covered impeachment the first time

How Ed Henry covered impeachment the first time. by Clyde McGrady · January 16, 2020 Ed Henry had an interview scheduled with Bill Clinton. It was a relatively sleepy week in Washington, the State of the Union was approaching, and the young reporter planned to ask the president about his relationship with Congress. Things changed. News of the Monica Lewinsky […]

John Brennan, known for lies, unleashes another whopper – WND

John Brennan, known for lies, unleashes another whopper – WND. He’s done it again. He claimed in an appearance on MSNBC’s “Hardball” that President Trump “wrote the note released by [Rep. Adam] Schiff earlier this week saying ‘Get Zelensky to announce Biden investigation.’” However, the note on Ritz Carlton stationary was written by Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani’s Ukrainian-American former associate […]

According to the GAO, Biden Also Broke the Law With Ukraine

According to the GAO, Biden Also Broke the Law With Ukraine. by Matt Margolis · January 16, 2020 On Thursday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) ruled that Trump violated the law by temporarily withholding aid to Ukraine. But, if the Trump administration broke the law, then Joe Biden (and the Obama administration) broke the law, too. Remember that $1 billion […]

The U.S.-China Relationship Is At a Crossroads | The National Interest

The U.S.-China Relationship Is At a Crossroads | The National Interest. by Joseph S. Nye Jr · January 15, 2020 President Trump has declared a temporary truce in his trade war with China. Economists point out that both countries gain from trade, but strategists complain that in terms of relative power, China gained more. Vice President Mike Pence recently pointed […]

Rasmussen: Trump’s Approval Index Turns Positive Day after Pelosi Signs Impeachment Articles | CNSNews

Rasmussen: Trump’s Approval Index Turns Positive Day after Pelosi Signs Impeachment Articles | CNSNews. On Thursday – the day after Democrats delivered impeachment articles to the Senate – Donald Trump’s Presidential Approval Index rating turned positive for the first time in nine months, Rasmussen Reports’ Daily Presidential Tracking Poll results show. Trump’s +1 rating in Rasmussen’s Presidential Approval Index reflects […]

4 Things to Know About Lev Parnas, the Left’s New Hero

4 Things to Know About Lev Parnas, the Left’s New Hero. by Fred Lucas · January 16, 2020 An associate of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, one of the president’s personal lawyers, is the left’s new hero going into the Senate impeachment trial. He is a native of Ukraine named Lev Parnas, and he and his business partner were […]

The Dog That Isn’t Barking Regarding Elizabeth Warren | National Review

The Dog That Isn't Barking Regarding Elizabeth Warren | National Review. Earlier this week, Elizabeth Warren offered a sketchy claim that Bernie Sanders, longtime self-proclaimed feminist, said that a woman couldn’t beat Trump in 2020. While she didn’t dwell on that claim for long last night, many saw the post-debate exchange between the two as a sign that they’re not […]

Al Sharpton: No Dem Candidates Look Like They Can Take Trump

Al Sharpton: No Dem Candidates Look Like They Can Take Trump. Al Sharpton said on Wednesday he doesn’t think any of the Democratic candidates have the “mindset” to take on President Donald Trump. Based on the candidates’ performances in Tuesday evening’s Democratic debate, Sharpton told MSNBC’s Morning Joe, “You don’t become champion by just saying, ‘I’ll get by this round.’ […]

Energy Paradoxes Put Europe in a Precarious Position

Energy Paradoxes Put Europe in a Precarious Position. Despite its cool Green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world’s largest importer of oil and natural gas. Oil output in the North Sea and off the coast of Norway is declining, and the European Union is quietly looking for fossil fuel energy anywhere it can […]

Democrats clash with Republicans over prospect of calling Hunter Biden in impeachment trial | Fox News

Democrats clash with Republicans over prospect of calling Hunter Biden in impeachment trial | Fox News. House prepares to vote to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate; reaction and analysis on ‘The Five.’ Within moments of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing the impeachment managers to prosecute the case against President Trump, Democrats were already clashing […]

27 Problems With Media’s Latest Failed Attack On AG William Barr

27 Problems With Media's Latest Failed Attack On AG William Barr. by Mollie Hemingway · January 15, 2020 Some days it seems as if Attorney General William Barr is one of very few adults in Washington, D.C. The highly respected attorney is serving his second tour at the head of the Department of Justice. The first was during the George […]

Warren-Sanders fight raises alarm on the left | TheHill

Warren-Sanders fight raises alarm on the left | TheHill. by Jonathan Easley · January 15, 2020 Liberal Democrats are desperately trying to stay united amid a dispute between Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), which has raised fears on the left that they’ll fumble a prime opportunity to nominate a candidate from the progressive wing of the party. […]

Impeachment clouds hang over home stretch of Iowa caucuses

Impeachment clouds hang over home stretch of Iowa caucuses. by Jason Dick · January 15, 2020 This week’s Democratic presidential debate in Iowa was the last chance for the significantly winnowed field to make a big impression — not just before the Feb. 3 caucuses there but also before the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump begins. Of the […]

Watchdog: Feds concealing documents in ‘Biden-Ukraine corruption’ – WND

Watchdog: Feds concealing documents in 'Biden-Ukraine corruption' – WND. Washington watchdog Judicial Watch says the State Department is concealing documents regarding the “Biden-Ukraine corruption” until after the Senate impeachment trial. Advertisement – story continues below State Department withholding all key docs on Biden-Ukraine corruption until after abusive impeachment/coup of @RealDonaldTrump. https://t.co/MW8dYvXswe — Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) January 15, 2020 Judicial Watch […]

Nancy Pelosi Twists Trump-Zelensky Call the Same Way Adam Schiff Did

Nancy Pelosi Twists Trump-Zelensky Call the Same Way Adam Schiff Did. by Matt Margolis · January 15, 2020 With Nancy Pelosi sending off the articles of impeachment to the Senate today, she couldn’t help herself but follow Adam Schiff’s example and fabricating a key line in the Trump-Zelensky phone call transcript. “Do me a favor,” Pelosi said was part of […]

The U.S.-China Relationship Is At a Crossroads | The National Interest

The U.S.-China Relationship Is At a Crossroads | The National Interest. by Joseph S. Nye Jr · January 15, 2020 President Trump has declared a temporary truce in his trade war with China. Economists point out that both countries gain from trade, but strategists complain that in terms of relative power, China gained more. Vice President Mike Pence recently pointed […]

Christian Bakers Challenge $135K Fine for Quoting Bible

Christian Bakers Challenge $135K Fine for Quoting Bible. Did Oregon officials violate their duty to remain neutral on matters of religion when they ordered Christian bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 for declining to create a custom same-sex wedding cake, a move that crushed the small, family-owned business? That’s the question that the Oregon Court of Appeals will […]

Why LBJ’s Great Society Flopped—and What It Means for the 2020 Election – Reason.com

Why LBJ’s Great Society Flopped—and What It Means for the 2020 Election – Reason.com. In a 1964 speech delivered at the University of Michigan, President Lyndon Johnson announced his plans for what he called “the Great Society,” a sweeping set of programs that marked the most ambitious expansion of the federal government since Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. Johnson declared war […]