Pence’s Stay At Trump’s Irish Golf Resort Is Now Under House Investigation | HuffPost

Pence's Stay At Trump's Irish Golf Resort Is Now Under House Investigation | HuffPost. Two House committees announced Friday that they are investigating potential violations of the Constitution’s emoluments clauses by President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and others in the Trump administration. House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) sent four letters requesting itemized costs and other documentation […]

Congress Wants to Know If the Air Force Is Propping up Trump’s Golf Course – Mother Jones

Congress Wants to Know If the Air Force Is Propping up Trump’s Golf Course – Mother Jones. The House Oversight Committee is investigating whether the U.S. military is being used to steer taxpayer money to President Donald Trump’s Scottish golf course, according to a new report from Politico. According to the report, House Democrats who control the committee have launched […]

Meet the man keeping America’s dead malls alive

Meet the man keeping America's dead malls alive. There is something utterly fascinating about a dead mall. Is it the feelings that are evoked by the eerie stillness of a once bustling place? Could it be that we’re still trying to grasp how centers that were once so vital, their stores selling all the things you ever thought you’d need, […]

Trump’s Sharpie defense is up against the seriousness of Hurricane Dorian.

Trump's Sharpie defense is up against the seriousness of Hurricane Dorian.. by Lili Loofbourow · September 7, 2019 Donald Trump references a map held by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan following a briefing about Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images When Brad Parscale, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, started peddling a Trump-branded Sharpie pen on […]

Trump Campaign Releases Markers | Talking Points Memo

Trump Campaign Releases Markers | Talking Points Memo. On Friday, Trump’s re-election campaign responded to widespread media coverage of the President seemingly taking a sharpie to a map of the storm to suggest that Alabama could be hit … with markers of its own. The fine-tip markers being sold on the Trump campaign’s website are printed with the President’s signature […]

Democrats bite on burgers and straws — and Republicans feast – POLITICO

Democrats bite on burgers and straws — and Republicans feast – POLITICO. 2020 presidential hopefuls fall for the GOP’s culture war trap. Democrats’ verbal targeting of everything from plastic straws to cheeseburgers is stoking fears among anti-Trump forces that they’re unwittingly playing into Republican culture wars. Conservative recrimination over the threatened wholesale takeover of society came swiftly after CNN’s marathon […]

MeToo Kit: the controversy around an at-home rape kit, explained – Vox

MeToo Kit: the controversy around an at-home rape kit, explained – Vox. “Your experience. Your kit. Your story. Your life. Your choice.” That’s the pitch a Brooklyn company is making for a product called the MeToo Kit: a do-it-yourself rape kit designed to allow survivors to gather physical evidence at home, rather than at a hospital. The kits are not […]

NOAA Disavows Birmingham’s National Weather Service Tweet Contradicting Trump | HuffPost

NOAA Disavows Birmingham's National Weather Service Tweet Contradicting Trump | HuffPost. The drama over President Donald Trump’s incorrect tweet about Alabama and Hurricane Dorian continues as a federal agency publicly denounced the National Weather Service’s Birmingham station for contradicting the president. In a brief statement attributed to an anonymous official, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that NWS […]

Why economists don’t see an emerging recession in the slowing jobs numbers

Why economists don't see an emerging recession in the slowing jobs numbers. Lately, signal after signal has stoked fears of a forthcoming recession, from the inverted yield curve to billionaires’ squirreling away cash as if the end is nigh. While one economist said last month that the economy is “walking on a tightrope,” at least some experts think Friday’s disappointing […]

Trump Campaign Releases Markers | Talking Points Memo

Trump Campaign Releases Markers | Talking Points Memo. On Friday, Trump’s re-election campaign responded to widespread media coverage of the President seemingly taking a sharpie to a map of the storm to suggest that Alabama could be hit … with markers of its own. The fine-tip markers being sold on the Trump campaign’s website are printed with the President’s signature […]

Trump’s fall: More rallies, more promises, more Dem attacks – POLITICO

Trump’s fall: More rallies, more promises, more Dem attacks – POLITICO. The president is transitioning to his happy place: in front of thousands of adoring fans on the campaign trail. When President Donald Trump arrived in small-town Monaca, Pa., recently for an official White House event to promote his administration’s energy goals, he took it as an opportunity to focus […]

2020 election: Bernie Sanders plan to eliminate medical debt, explained – Vox

2020 election: Bernie Sanders plan to eliminate medical debt, explained – Vox. Americans go bankrupt every year because of unpaid medical bills. Now Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), one of the leading progressives in the 2020 presidential race, says he wants to eliminate all Americans’ medical debt. Sanders teased this plan in a speech over the weekend, but the details have […]

Top Senate Democrat Wants To Investigate Pence’s Stay At Trump Golf Club In Ireland | HuffPost

Top Senate Democrat Wants To Investigate Pence's Stay At Trump Golf Club In Ireland | HuffPost. A top Senate Democrat wants to investigate whether Vice President Mike Pence’s taxpayer-funded stay at a golf club in Ireland owned by President Donald Trump was another “apparent conflict of interest” involving Trump, his administration and his business properties. “Citing security and logistical concerns, […]

Climate Gentrification: Coming to a Community Near You – Mother Jones

Climate Gentrification: Coming to a Community Near You – Mother Jones. In just the last two years, climate change has brought on an onslaught of disasters: more than 4 feet of rain in south Texas, 90 degree days in Alaska, and record-breaking wildfires that have destroyed homes and upended communities. But now, an unexpected threat from climate change is looming […]

Why Bernie is stalled

Why Bernie is stalled. This week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) passed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for second place in the Real Clear Politics polling average of the Democratic primary. She has also taken over second place in Iowa and Nevada and become the betting market favorite. While this isn’t the first time that Warren has inched ahead of Sanders, he […]

Now Trump reverses emissions-reducing lightbulb energy efficiency standards.

Now Trump reverses emissions-reducing lightbulb energy efficiency standards.. If President Donald Trump’s transformation into a cartoon environmental villain isn’t complete yet, it’s getting close. After weeks of proposed rollbacks to environmental regulations designed to moderate harmful emissions and thus combat climate change, the Trump administration is now taking aim at energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs. The White House announced it […]

Judge Holds Secret Hearing After Flynn Lobs Wild-Eyed Claims Against Gov’t

Judge Holds Secret Hearing After Flynn Lobs Wild-Eyed Claims Against Gov’t. by Tierney Sneed · September 5, 2019 A federal judge on Thursday held a secret hearing in former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s case, where only Flynn’s side — and not the prosecutors — was present, according to a minute order later placed on the case’s docket. The hearing […]

CNN’s Climate Forum Went Badly for Biden – POLITICO Magazine

CNN’s Climate Forum Went Badly for Biden – POLITICO Magazine. by Jeff Greenfield · September 4, 2019 It was a new subject for a cable news town hall but a familiar result for the Democratic front-runner, who struggled to defend his record. Jeff Greenfield is a five-time Emmy-winning network television analyst and author. There were some moments during CNN’s seven-hour […]

Why Julián Castro wants to recognize “climate refugees” – Vox

Why Julián Castro wants to recognize “climate refugees” – Vox. Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro’s climate plan, released Tuesday, calls for the US to create a new category of refugees to welcome people displaced by the warming planet. The US only accepts refugees who have been targeted based on their race, religion, nationality, politics or affiliation with certain social groups. […]

Joe Biden Says He ‘Didn’t Realize’ Fundraiser’s Ties To Fossil Fuel Company | HuffPost

Joe Biden Says He ‘Didn’t Realize’ Fundraiser's Ties To Fossil Fuel Company | HuffPost. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said at CNN’s marathon forum on climate change Wednesday night that he was unaware that a fundraiser he’s slated to attend on Thursday is being co-hosted by a founder of a fossil fuel company. “I didn’t realize he does that,” Biden […]

Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale sequel just became a pawn in the war between indie booksellers and Amazon

Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale sequel just became a pawn in the war between indie booksellers and Amazon. It took Margaret Atwood 34 years to publish the sequel for The Handmaid’s Tale, but Amazon couldn’t wait the final six days. On Wednesday, the mega-retailer broke the airtight embargo on Atwood’s follow-up, The Testaments, shipping the sequel to some readers almost a […]

Joe Biden Iraq vote: What?

Joe Biden Iraq vote: What?. On the heels of getting caught inventing an anecdote about a service member in Afghanistan, in an attempt to make the point that the United States needs to bring its troops back home, Joe Biden has now made some interesting claims about his role in sending troops away from home in the first place. This […]

San Francisco Board Resolution Calls NRA Domestic Terror Org

San Francisco Board Resolution Calls NRA Domestic Terror Org. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Tuesday evening declaring the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization” that “spreads propaganda” and has “armed those individuals who would and have committed acts of terrorism,” according to the resolution. The resolution includes both the city and county of San […]

Climate Change Could Be a Problem in 2020 … for Democrats – POLITICO Magazine

Climate Change Could Be a Problem in 2020 … for Democrats – POLITICO Magazine. Climate change could be a winning long-term political issue for the Democrats—but in 2020, it could also threaten the party from inside and out. Michael Grunwald is a senior staff writer for Politico Magazine. Elissa Slotkin has learned that climate change is both a national emergency […]

CNN climate town hall: start time, live stream, how to watch – Vox

CNN climate town hall: start time, live stream, how to watch – Vox. CNN will host a seven-hour marathon of interviews with 10 presidential candidates about climate change on Wednesday beginning at 5 pm Eastern as part of its climate crisis town hall. A live stream of the town hall will air on CNN.com. You can also stream it via […]

McConnell Says He’ll Only Allow Vote On Gun Legislation With Trump’s Backing | HuffPost

McConnell Says He'll Only Allow Vote On Gun Legislation With Trump's Backing | HuffPost. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reiterated Tuesday his position on bringing gun control legislation to the floor of the upper chamber, saying he will only do so if it has the backing of President Donald Trump, who would need to sign it before becoming law. […]

Chipotle Is Smothering Mexican American Burrito Culture – Mother Jones

Chipotle Is Smothering Mexican American Burrito Culture – Mother Jones. How is Chipotle like a chipotle chile pepper? That’s the question writer Gustavo Arellano recently asked the burrito chain’s latest CEO, Brian Niccol. “Not only had no one ever asked him that, Niccol had never even considered it,” Arellano later wrote. He goes on: “You win, Gustavo,” [Niccol] said, before […]

The Democrats’ futile attacks on Trump’s sex life

The Democrats' futile attacks on Trump's sex life. Democrats have decided their best shot at bringing President Trump down is to focus on his sex life. Yes, they really are that dumb. The Washington Post on Monday reported that congressional Democrats are planning “a major investigative focus” on Trump’s alleged pre-presidential affairs, having decided that the public evidence he paid […]

Nope. Biden Shouldn’t Be Apologizing | Talking Points Memo

Nope. Biden Shouldn’t Be Apologizing | Talking Points Memo. I notice that a number of people are saying Joe Biden is making a big mistake not being more contrite or apologetic about jumbling facts in that story he’s told about soldiers in Afghanistan. But I’m pretty sure they’re wrong. His dismissal of the whole issue, politically at least, is the […]

Beto 2020: Make America evil again

Beto 2020: Make America evil again. by Tom Rogan · September 13, 2019 At the Democratic presidential primary debate on Thursday, Beto O’Rourke offered a new narrative for America. Make America understand that it’s evil, again. I say that in all seriousness. O’Rourke’s vision of America’s founding and ensuing identity can only be viewed as a vision of an evil […]

Debate descends into melee over health care, Obama, socialism as Dems struggle to show unity | Fox News

Debate descends into melee over health care, Obama, socialism as Dems struggle to show unity | Fox News. Long-simmering health care policy disputes between Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren exploded into the open during Thursday night’s Democratic primary debate, as the candidates — often with raised voices — laid bare their fundamental disagreements on “Medicare-for-all.” Amid the melee, […]

Pete Buttigieg: Dumbest Ever Smart Person?

Pete Buttigieg: Dumbest Ever Smart Person?. At CNN’s climate change freak show telethon, Buttigieg — the South Bend, Ind. mayor, 2020 Democratic Party presidential hopeful, and Harvard- and Oxford-educated Rhodes scholar — said in front of the entire world that defeating climate change will perhaps be more difficult than defeating the Nazis in World War 2. This is the kind […]

Powell’s Latest Motion In Michael Flynn’s Case Is A Russiagate Bombshell

Powell’s Latest Motion In Michael Flynn’s Case Is A Russiagate Bombshell. by Margot Cleveland · September 12, 2019 On Wednesday, the previously sealed Motion to Compel filed against federal prosecutors in the Michael Flynn case was made public with only minor redactions. Just the day before, during a hearing before federal judge Emmet Sullivan, Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, had highlighted […]

Biden slams Sanders over health care: ‘For a socialist you got a lot more confidence in corporate America than I do’ | TheHill

Biden slams Sanders over health care: 'For a socialist you got a lot more confidence in corporate America than I do' | TheHill. by Tal Axelrod · September 12, 2019 Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tangled over health care at the outset of Thursday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate, with Biden labeling the Vermont Independent […]

Trump vows to campaign for more House Republicans after North Carolina wins

Trump vows to campaign for more House Republicans after North Carolina wins. President Donald Trump told House Republicans gathered here Thursday for their annual conference retreat that he plans to campaign in more of their districts to help with their 2020 races. “I’m going to stop at every community that I can. We’re going to make a list of 50 […]

Judicial Watch: Rosenstein plotted Trump coup – WND

Judicial Watch: Rosenstein plotted Trump coup – WND. Newly obtained Justice Department documents confirm top officials, led by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, attempted a coup of President Trump, according to Washington watchdog Judicial Watch. Judicial Watch obtained 14 pages of records that show how officials orchestrated a response to a Sept. 21, 2018, New York Times report regarding discussions […]

‘Extremely Unfair’: Sanders Denies His Form of Socialism Is the Same as Venezuela’s or Cuba’s | Trending

'Extremely Unfair': Sanders Denies His Form of Socialism Is the Same as Venezuela's or Cuba's | Trending. by Nicholas Ballasy · September 12, 2019 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a Democratic presidential candidate, argued that his support for “democratic socialism” is not the same as the form of socialism that the government has imposed in countries such as Venezuela and Cuba. […]

Uh Oh: China’s Air Force Now Has Russian-Built Su-35 Flanker-E Fighters | The National Interest

Uh Oh: China's Air Force Now Has Russian-Built Su-35 Flanker-E Fighters | The National Interest. The Su-35 is a very advanced plane that would expand China’s reach and capabilities near and over contested territories. The Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E has entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense. The advanced Russian-built fourth […]

Sen. Harris: Trump ‘Didn’t Pull the Trigger,’ But He’s Been ‘Tweeting Out the Ammunition’

Sen. Harris: Trump ‘Didn’t Pull the Trigger,’ But He’s Been ‘Tweeting Out the Ammunition’. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) accused President Donald Trump on Thursday of being indirectly responsible for the recent mass shootings because of what he says on Twitter. During ABC’s Democratic presidential debate, ABC’s David Muir asked, “You have said that you would take executive action on guns […]

Why Flushing the ‘Clean Water Rule’ Was the Right Thing to Do

Why Flushing the ‘Clean Water Rule’ Was the Right Thing to Do. by Daren Bakst · September 12, 2019 Thursday saw a major win for the rule of law, property rights, and the environment: The Trump administration announced that it had finalized its repeal of President Barack Obama’s infamous 2015 Clean Water Rule. For decades, the Environmental Protection Agency and […]

Hong Kong Protesters Want Democracy, Accountability, Autonomy, and U.S. Support – Reason.com

Hong Kong Protesters Want Democracy, Accountability, Autonomy, and U.S. Support – Reason.com. Hongkongers booed the Chinese national anthem before a soccer match on Tuesday night. That’s an illegal act in mainland China. After more than three months of sustained protests in Hong Kong, nobody seems quite sure what will happen next. But it’s clear that the government’s formal withdrawal of […]

Donald Trump: Personal Presidential Style Is His Achilles Heel | National Review

Donald Trump: Personal Presidential Style Is His Achilles Heel | National Review. If the president can become a bit more presidential, his reelection will be all but assured. This is the time for President Trump to deprive his enemies of the last weapon that could be employed against him that could cause him any harm: the largely false, but still […]

Biden Tried to Buy Putin’s Support for Iraq War With Promise of Oil Money

Biden Tried to Buy Putin's Support for Iraq War With Promise of Oil Money. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is desperate to translate the British public’s June 2016 vote to leave the European Union into a concrete Brexit. But the real issue is far older and more important than whether 52 percent of Britain finally became understandably aggrieved by the […]

Is England Still Part of Europe?

Is England Still Part of Europe?. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is desperate to translate the British public’s June 2016 vote to leave the European Union into a concrete Brexit. But the real issue is far older and more important than whether 52 percent of Britain finally became understandably aggrieved by the increasingly anti-democratic and German-controlled European Union. England is […]

Democrats engulfed in confusion over impeachment plans

Democrats engulfed in confusion over impeachment plans. by Susan Ferrechio · September 12, 2019 Are House Democrats conducting an impeachment inquiry? It depends who you ask. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York and many liberal Democrats claim the panel is conducting a formal inquiry into whether to impeach President Trump, even though the House has not voted […]

Trump touts border wall progress, optimistic after recent court victories | Fox News

Trump touts border wall progress, optimistic after recent court victories | Fox News. Former acting director of ICE Ronald D. Vitiello reacts to the latest border apprehension numbers. President Trump on Wednesday expressed optimism in his effort to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and said recent court victories will help pave a way around “obstructionist Democrats.” Building the […]

How Obama’s Iran Deal Funded Terrorism

How Obama's Iran Deal Funded Terrorism. In 2015, the Iranian Khomeinist regime received up to $150 billion into its bank accounts from the Obama administration. That windfall of cash was provided through terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iran Nuclear Deal. That gusher of western cash then flowed directly into terror funding, even though Iranian experts […]

Bolton’s Out. Here’s What Trump Needs From A National Security Advisor

Bolton’s Out. Here’s What Trump Needs From A National Security Advisor. by John Allen Gay · September 11, 2019 In a lunchtime tweet storm Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced he’d fired his national security advisor, John Bolton. It’s about time. The president stated that he “disagreed strongly with many of [Bolton’s] suggestions, as did others in the Administration.” Bolton had […]

Pompeo sees status grow with Bolton exit | TheHill

Pompeo sees status grow with Bolton exit | TheHill. by Morgan Chalfant · September 11, 2019 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has solidified his status as President Trump’s most influential adviser on foreign policy with the ouster of former national security adviser John Bolton. Trump on Wednesday tore into Bolton, mocking him as “Mr. Tough Guy” and blaming him for […]

White House keeping foreign aid spending on a tight leash

White House keeping foreign aid spending on a tight leash. by Paul M. Krawzak · September 11, 2019 The White House is slowly releasing its previous hold on State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development funds that lapse after Sept. 30, according to sources familiar with the move. But the agencies still could face difficulty spending it all before […]

Son of 9/11 victim rips Omar for ‘some people did something’ – WND

Son of 9/11 victim rips Omar for 'some people did something' – WND. The tendency of many on the left to obscure the culprits of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks was on display Wednesday at the 9/11 memorial event in New York City. When Nicholas Haros Jr. stepped up to the microphone to remember his 76-year-old mother who died in […]

California’s A.B. 5 Threatens to Destroy Uber and the Gig Economy

California's A.B. 5 Threatens to Destroy Uber and the Gig Economy. by Tyler O’Neil · September 11, 2019 In recent years, companies like Uber and Lyft have provided workers a new opportunity to make a buck on their own schedules, choosing when to work and when not to work. Some drivers choose to work at “surge” times, when demand is […]

The F-22 Will Live and Fight on to 2045 and Beyond | The National Interest

The F-22 Will Live and Fight on to 2045 and Beyond | The National Interest. The Air Force is rapidly pursuing a new “agile software development” strategy for its F-22 Raptor to quickly equip the stealth fighter with new sensors, improved radar and avionics, faster computer processors and greatly enhanced weapons technology, service officials said. The acquisition strategy, called Raptor […]

Taliban Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Defiance, Rocket Attacks

Taliban Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Defiance, Rocket Attacks. With defiant statements directed at President Trump and the Afghan government, the Taliban marked the 18th anniversary of 9/11 by claiming to have fired missiles at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and the U.S. Air Force Base at Bagram. The terrorist group said in a statement its “mujahideen” had fired missiles at […]

Charter Schools vs. the Education Monopoly – Reason.com

Charter Schools vs. the Education Monopoly – Reason.com. With most services, you get to shop around, but rarely can you do that with government-run schools. Philadelphia mom Elaine Wells was upset to learn that there were fights every day in the school her son attended. So she walked him over to another school. “We went to go enroll and we […]

Democrats’ Fracking Bans: Bad for the Economy, Bad for the Environment | National Review

Democrats' Fracking Bans: Bad for the Economy, Bad for the Environment | National Review. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts promises that if she is elected president, she will issue an immediate unilateral prohibition — based on some presidential power that she’ll invent as soon as she gets around to it — on the method of natural-gas production known colloquially as […]

The Crime Decline Might Be Over

The Crime Decline Might Be Over. by Charles Fain Lehman · September 10, 2019 America’s long-running crime decline appears to have come to a halt, a new report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates. For nearly three decades, federal crime tracking databases have shown a precipitous drop in violent crime. This “Great American Crime Decline” is one of the […]

A Theory on Why Trump’s GOP Approval Rating (the Real One) Is So High

A Theory on Why Trump's GOP Approval Rating (the Real One) Is So High. Early Monday morning, Donald Trump tweeted: “94% Approval Rating in the Republican Party, a record. Thank you!” Where the president got this specific number remains a mystery. Recent polls by YouGov put his GOP approval roughly 10 points lower, and Gallup, which has tracked Trump’s popularity […]

Kamala Harris staffers accidentally left a campaign memo at a restaurant: Here’s what it says

Kamala Harris staffers accidentally left a campaign memo at a restaurant: Here’s what it says. by Emily Larsen · September 9, 2019 Kamala Harris’ campaign staff accidentally left an internal memo at a Manchester, New Hampshire, restaurant that was intended to prepare the California senator for questions about her poor poll numbers and limited number of presidential campaign stops in […]