Nancy Pelosi on impeachment is Obama on Wall Street and torture.

Nancy Pelosi on impeachment is Obama on Wall Street and torture.. On Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi followed up a controversial New York Times interview in which she said House Democrats should not impeach Donald Trump with a speech in which she asserted that the president is “goading” Democrats into impeachment because it would help him politically. Pelosi and her fellow party […]

How Pete Buttigieg became the new toast of Silicon Valley’s wealthiest donors – Vox

How Pete Buttigieg became the new toast of Silicon Valley’s wealthiest donors – Vox. The two 30-somethings drove the modest streets of South Bend, double-checking the microphone volume as they poked one another over their elite academic credentials and offered at times a nerdy, low-production attempt at a buddy comedy. Behind the seatbelts: Pete Buttigieg and Mark Zuckerberg. The driver […]

Union Plans Picket Of Joe Biden Fundraiser Hosted By Kaiser Board Member | HuffPost

Union Plans Picket Of Joe Biden Fundraiser Hosted By Kaiser Board Member | HuffPost. Former Vice President Joe Biden may consider himself a “union man,” but one California union won’t be giving him a warm welcome this week. The National Union of Healthcare Workers plans to hold an informational picket line outside a Biden fundraiser slated for Wednesday in Los […]

Another Chinese American Trump Donor Tried to Sell Mar-a-Lago Access to Overseas Clients – Mother Jones

Another Chinese American Trump Donor Tried to Sell Mar-a-Lago Access to Overseas Clients – Mother Jones. In recent weeks, Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club has been at the center of intersecting scandals. There’s the curious case of Yujing Zhang, the Chinese woman arrested for allegedly sneaking into the resort. A mysterious Chinese businessman named Charles Lee, and Cindy Yang, a founder […]

Why drivers for Uber and Lyft are going on strike in major cities on Wednesday

Why drivers for Uber and Lyft are going on strike in major cities on Wednesday. Uber and Lyft drivers across the country will go on strike Wednesday as they continue to call for higher wages and better working conditions. Drivers for the ride-sharing services are planning to log off their apps and strike in major cities on May 8, two […]

Buttigieg confronts his black voter problem – POLITICO

Buttigieg confronts his black voter problem – POLITICO. ‘A lot of people don’t know who he is on this side of the country or what he stands for,’ says one top South Carolina Democrat. ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Pete Buttigieg wants to have a conversation with African American voters. But he can’t seem to reach them. He scheduled a meet-and-greet Monday […]

San Francisco is about to be the first city in the U.S. to ban facial recognition.

San Francisco is about to be the first city in the U.S. to ban facial recognition.. by April Glaser · May 7, 2019 A live demonstration uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Jan. 10. David McNew/Getty Images San Francisco, renowned these days as a hub of technology, is about to be at the […]

Bankruptcy law: Joe Biden vs. Elizabeth Warren – Vox

Bankruptcy law: Joe Biden vs. Elizabeth Warren – Vox. by Matthew Yglesias · May 6, 2019 Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was the first Democratic 2020 hopeful to take a direct swing at former Vice President Joe Biden since he got into the race, accusing him of being “on the side of the credit companies” in a fight that launched her […]

90 Percent of Republicans Still Think Trump Is Doing a Great Job – Mother Jones

90 Percent of Republicans Still Think Trump Is Doing a Great Job – Mother Jones. For people who really believed President Donald Trump could be toppled by a significant primary challenge in the 2020 election, a new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal should set them straight: 90 percent of Republicans polled think Trump is doing a […]

Why Democrats should forget collusion and focus on emoluments

Why Democrats should forget collusion and focus on emoluments. Unmoved by the enthusiasm of House freshmen and Joe Biden alike, Democratic leadership has no apparent intention of impeaching President Trump on the basis of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and/or former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s alleged campaign finance violations. This is at least partly a matter of strategy: Impeachment proceedings […]

Treasury Refuses To Turn Trump Tax Returns Over to Congress | Talking Points Memo

Treasury Refuses To Turn Trump Tax Returns Over to Congress | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Kovensky · May 6, 2019 Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin rejected a request from the House Ways and Means Committee for six years of Trump’s tax returns on Monday. “In reliance on the advice of the Department of Justice, I have determined that the Committee’s […]

On campaign trail, Biden keeps his hands to himself – POLITICO

On campaign trail, Biden keeps his hands to himself – POLITICO. The former veep appears to have gotten the message about his overly familiar touching. COLUMBIA, S.C. — There‘s been no hair-sniffing. No nose-to-cheek nuzzles. No intimate whispers with strangers. In his first full week on the road for his 2020 candidacy, Joe Biden is keeping his hands to himself. […]

How are we supposed to understand Brett Kavanaugh now?

How are we supposed to understand Brett Kavanaugh now?. When I think back on the weeks I spent writing about Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh, it all feels like a bad dream. Everything was so real in the moment: the palpable admiration for Ford among young activists; the way all conversation, even at friendly dinner gatherings, […]

Joe Biden Gives Trump A Nickname Of His Own: ‘Clown’ | HuffPost

Joe Biden Gives Trump A Nickname Of His Own: 'Clown' | HuffPost. After President Donald Trump welcomed him to the 2020 presidential race last month by dubbing him “Sleepy Joe,” former Vice President Joe Biden responded with a moniker of his own at a fundraiser in South Carolina on Saturday. “There’s so many nicknames I’m inclined to give this guy. […]

The future of hamburgers

The future of hamburgers. Politicians often rally their supporters with partisan red meat, but these days Republicans are using actual red meat. They’re accusing Democrats of a plot to ban beef, trying to rebrand the “Green New Deal” for climate action as a nanny-state assault on the American diet. At a rally in Michigan, President Donald Trump portrayed a green […]

Chicago mayor-elect: Biden still has to answer for Anita Hill – POLITICO

Chicago mayor-elect: Biden still has to answer for Anita Hill – POLITICO. Lightfoot says 2020 candidates will ignore the Midwest at their peril. CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot has something to tell Joe Biden: He needs to atone for his treatment of Anita Hill 28 years ago. The whole affair stings for Lightfoot, who is poised to become the […]

How are we supposed to understand Brett Kavanaugh now?

How are we supposed to understand Brett Kavanaugh now?. When I think back on the weeks I spent writing about Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh, it all feels like a bad dream. Everything was so real in the moment: the palpable admiration for Ford among young activists; the way all conversation, even at friendly dinner gatherings, […]

Pete Buttigieg Is Exposing Tensions In The LGBTQ Movement | HuffPost

Pete Buttigieg Is Exposing Tensions In The LGBTQ Movement | HuffPost. Pete Buttigieg has a shot at becoming the first openly gay president in American history. But his candidacy is already exposing tensions in the LGBTQ community between gay white men, who benefit from the economic and social privileges of being white men, and all the other queer people who […]

No, the Green New Deal Doesn’t Ban Meat or Planes. Here’s What It Does. – Mother Jones

No, the Green New Deal Doesn’t Ban Meat or Planes. Here’s What It Does. – Mother Jones. The concept of a Green New Deal has been floating around for the past decade, but ever since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) began to promote it, the term has become ubiquitous shorthand for aggressive climate action. Inspired by the mobilization of government resources by […]

How Trump beats Biden in 2020

How Trump beats Biden in 2020. Twitter might be a soul-destroying wasteland of politicized anger and propaganda, but it’s also highly illuminating. Follow an ideologically wide range of accounts and you can watch America’s most engaged political actors and informed observers responding to events, describing what they see, and forging a consensus about its meaning in real time. The result […]

The Sunrise Movement dismisses Beto O’Rourke’s climate change plan, then comes around.

The Sunrise Movement dismisses Beto O’Rourke’s climate change plan, then comes around.. Beto O’Rourke released his first major policy proposal this week, a $5 trillion—yes, trillion with a T—plan to combat man-made climate change through a combination of executive, congressional, and private-sector action. Coming from a man who entered the 2020 race as a political cipher and who has since […]

Poll: a majority of Americans don’t want imprisoned felons to vote – Vox

Poll: a majority of Americans don’t want imprisoned felons to vote – Vox. A majority of Americans are against giving imprisoned felons the right to vote, according to a new poll — despite ongoing conversations among 2020 Democrats about expanding enfranchisement to include all Americans. In a poll released by the Hill and Harris X Thursday, 69 percent of registered […]

Are House Democrats Running Out The Clock On Impeachment? | HuffPost

Are House Democrats Running Out The Clock On Impeachment? | HuffPost. Despite the evidence of obstruction of justice outlined in the Mueller report, House Democrats are showing very little interest in impeaching President Donald Trump, managing calls to remove him from office with promises for more investigation. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has repeatedly said Trump is “not worth it” and […]

That Time Joe Biden Lied About His Academic Credentials – Mother Jones

That Time Joe Biden Lied About His Academic Credentials – Mother Jones. A commenter at the wonderful blog Lawyers, Guns, and Money dug up this C-SPAN video of Joe Biden lying about his academic credentials in 1987. He later apologized for misrepresenting his record. Here’s the New York Times report published soon after the incident. In his statement today, Mr. […]

How Trump beats Biden in 2020

How Trump beats Biden in 2020. Twitter might be a soul-destroying wasteland of politicized anger and propaganda, but it’s also highly illuminating. Follow an ideologically wide range of accounts and you can watch America’s most engaged political actors and informed observers responding to events, describing what they see, and forging a consensus about its meaning in real time. The result […]

Failing ‘White Privilege’ Candidate Beto O’Rourke Slammed for Suggesting Stacey Abrams as Running Mate

Failing 'White Privilege' Candidate Beto O'Rourke Slammed for Suggesting Stacey Abrams as Running Mate. Beto O’Rourke, the heiress husband and failed Senate candidate who briefly launched a career as a pensive travel blogger before deciding to run for president, is struggling to stay relevant in the Democratic primary. In a recent poll of primary voters in New Hampshire, O’Rourke is […]

Ronald Sullivan & Harvard Law: Dean’s Removal Is a Blow for Liberty | National Review

Ronald Sullivan & Harvard Law: Dean's Removal Is a Blow for Liberty | National Review. Ronald Sullivan provided legal defense to Harvey Weinstein, so Harvard removed him as faculty dean. It’s a blow to due process. We live in an unusual time. Just at the moment when federal courts — from multiple points of the ideological compass — are granting […]

Back To the Past With Joe Biden

Back To the Past With Joe Biden. Joe Biden, the leading Democrat in the overcrowded presidential sweepstakes (there are more of them running than horses in the recent Kentucky Derby), appears to want to take America back to the days of the Obama administration, which he was a part of for eight years. What would that look like? In a […]

Marco Rubio asks DOJ to investigate John Kerry over contacts with Iran | Fox News

Marco Rubio asks DOJ to investigate John Kerry over contacts with Iran | Fox News. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Monday urged Attorney General William Barr to investigate whether former Secretary of State John Kerry violated federal law by meeting with Iranian officials after leaving office. In an open letter posted on his Twitter page, Rubio urged the DOJ to […]

The Disposability of Liberalism

The Disposability of Liberalism. A recent article dealt with the fiftieth anniversary of The Who’s rock opera Tommy: “The Who’s Tommy at Fifty.” Tommy still excites me and makes me shake my head in wonder at how a group of early twenty-somethings could put out such an exquisite piece of music. But that was par for the course for British […]

The Left And Right Should Defenestrate James Comey From Public Life

The Left And Right Should Defenestrate James Comey From Public Life. by Margot Cleveland · May 13, 2019 Democrats and Republicans will never agree on the validity of the outcome of the Hillary Clinton investigation. While Clinton backers believe the former secretary of state committed no crime by transmitting classified information through her personal email account, critics counter that former […]

These Senate Democrats want to ban stock trading by members of Congress

These Senate Democrats want to ban stock trading by members of Congress. by Niels Lesniewski · May 13, 2019 Two Democratic senators want to prevent a recurrence of ethically dubious stock trades by members of Congress by banning them altogether. Sens. Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Sherrod Brown of Ohio want to bar lawmakers and senior aides from buying and […]

Ilhan Omar in U.S. illegally? Serious lawsuit seeks answer – WND

Ilhan Omar in U.S. illegally? Serious lawsuit seeks answer – WND. Former Justice Department prosecutor and Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman, who previously petitioned the Department of Homeland Security and the House of Representatives to investigate Rep. Ihlan Omar, D-Minn., to determine her eligibility for naturalization, now has gone to court. The Muslim freshman lawmaker has drawn rebuke from her […]

Judicial Watch Files Ethics Complaint Against Adam Schiff

Judicial Watch Files Ethics Complaint Against Adam Schiff. Judicial Watch announced Monday that it has filed an official complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics regarding House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s (D-Calif.) potentially improper communications and contacts with two congressional witnesses, Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS and Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer. BIG: @JudicialWatch vs Rep. Adam […]

Kamala Harris: Medicare for All Includes Illegal Aliens

Kamala Harris: Medicare for All Includes Illegal Aliens. Sen. Kamala Harris, now running for the Democrat presidential nomination, says people in this country illegally should have access to public safety, public education, and public health — “period.” Harris, a guest on CNN’s “State of the Union,” said “I support Medicare for all. It is my preferred policy.” She said she […]

After 4 Years of a Frozen Conflict, Ukrainians Slowly Retake Ground From Russian Forces

After 4 Years of a Frozen Conflict, Ukrainians Slowly Retake Ground From Russian Forces. Ukrainian troops are slowly advancing in the country’s eastern war zone, testing the limits of a shaky stalemate in the five-year-old conflict against Russia and its separatist proxies. In the last year, Ukrainian military forces retook 24 square kilometers (about 9.3 square miles) of territory in […]

Mathgate: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Caught in Massive Grade Fraud Scandal | The American Spectator

Mathgate: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Caught in Massive Grade Fraud Scandal | The American Spectator. As education-reform activists prepare to demonstrate at New York’s City Hall on Wednesday, a massive grade-fraud scandal has been exposed in America’s largest public-school system. SOS NYC, an organization that fights the under-education of Gotham’s children, released middle-school ratings using its nascent School […]

The New Green Serfdom – Reason.com

The New Green Serfdom – Reason.com. “Until you do it, I’m the boss,” said Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist congresswoman from the Bronx, responding to critics of her Green New Deal in February. Later that night, the freshman congresswoman doubled down on her comment, tweeting that people who “don’t like the #GreenNewDeal” should “come up with your own ambitious, on-scale proposal […]

Iran’s threats: Trump’s policy toward Iran appears to be working. – Opinion – Jerusalem Post

Iran’s threats: Trump’s policy toward Iran appears to be working. – Opinion – Jerusalem Post. US President Donald Trump’s policy toward Iran appears to be working. Sunday morning, President Hassan Rouhani told political activists in Tehran that Iran is facing “unprecedented” pressure from the international sanctions that were re-imposed by Trump; that Iranians must prepare for difficult times resulting from […]

Journalism is Dead. Long Live the Media! – American Greatness

Journalism is Dead. Long Live the Media! – American Greatness. by Victor Davis Hanson · May 13, 2019 There still exists a physical media in the sense of airing current events. But it is not journalism as we once understood the disinterested reporting of the news. Journalism is now dead. The media lives on. Reporters today believe that their coverage […]

Constitutional Crisis or Dem Crisis of Confidence? | The American Spectator

Constitutional Crisis or Dem Crisis of Confidence? | The American Spectator. The same Beltway braniacs who assured us that the President was in league with Vladimir Putin and sundry other Rȕskī reprobates now claim he has precipitated a constitutional crisis. House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler claims Trump is acting like a “king” by refusing to relitigate the Russia hoax, […]

Retail Giant PetSmart Names PETA in Spying Lawsuit

Retail Giant PetSmart Names PETA in Spying Lawsuit. Pet superstore PetSmart has filed a lawsuit against PETA, claiming a former employee who illegally filmed internal operations was being paid by and acting with orders from the animal-rights group that aims to fully eradicate pet ownership. PetSmart had already filed a lawsuit against the employee, Jenna Jordan, for lying on her […]

Homelessness: Denver Voters Reject Proposal to Legalize Vagrancy | National Review

Homelessness: Denver Voters Reject Proposal to Legalize Vagrancy | National Review. In a referendum last week, the idea that vagrancy should be legalized was shot down by a resounding 83 percent of Denver voters. The more that progressive policies have failed to address the homelessness problem in urban areas, the more that progressives are doubling down on bad solutions. Take […]

Liberal Sex Strike Fails To Score

Liberal Sex Strike Fails To Score. You think, “Nope, progressives can’t possibly be any dumber,” and then they proceed to reset the dumbness bar. The latest example is Alyssa Milano, who has publicly announced she’s not going to have sex anymore until people can once again kill babies without restraint. If that’s what counts as foreplay these days, count us […]

Bernie Sanders downplays socialist label on campaign trail

Bernie Sanders downplays socialist label on campaign trail. by Colin Wilhelm · May 13, 2019 Despite signs of growing support for socialism among young Democratic primary voters, America’s most famous socialist doesn’t want to dwell on the ideology. Instead, Bernie Sanders prefers to focus on the individual populist measures that make up his platform. “It’s a long discussion, but all […]

Channeling maybe-yes, maybe-no Mueller: Speak, Bob, speak!

Channeling maybe-yes, maybe-no Mueller: Speak, Bob, speak!. See Bob investigate. Read Bob’s report. Wait, Bob, what? For nearly two years, the nation watched and waited as special counsel Robert Mueller investigated President Donald Trump and his campaign for potential collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice. The release of a redacted version of Mueller’s 448-page report last month offered a […]

Rebellion is Bursting out All Over

Rebellion is Bursting out All Over. As Spygate proceeds to its certain conclusion — the trials of those who engaged in this scandalous coup attempt — we receive the details of the scheme only in dribs and drabs. Too many were involved and have too much to lose at this point by not revealing to the investigators their role in […]

Netanyahu chooses site in Golan Heights to be named after Trump | TheHill

Netanyahu chooses site in Golan Heights to be named after Trump | TheHill. by Owen Daugherty · May 12, 2019 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has chosen a site in the Golan Heights to be named after President Trump. Bloomberg reports a location has been identified by Netanyahu and he will ask the cabinet to approve it in […]

Trump wants to defund the arts. Will Republicans defy him for a third time?

Trump wants to defund the arts. Will Republicans defy him for a third time?. Anthony Carrigan was a shy kid whose hair kept falling out. He had trouble making eye contact with others and wore hats to cover his bald spots. That’s because Carrigan suffers from a disease known as alopecia, which causes body hair to fall off in clumps. […]

Elizabeth Warren spending plans total $129 trillion – WND

Elizabeth Warren spending plans total $129 trillion – WND. Spending plans proposed or backed by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., total up to $129 trillion, according to an analysis by the Washington Free Beacon. Warren, who jumped into the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination with more than 20 candidates, has promised to back the Green New Deal and […]

Facebook and Disney Sponsor Islamist Group MPAC’s Media Awards Honoring Dead Anti-Semitic Activist Jamal Khashoggi | Homeland Security

Facebook and Disney Sponsor Islamist Group MPAC’s Media Awards Honoring Dead Anti-Semitic Activist Jamal Khashoggi | Homeland Security. On the evening of April 14, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) conducted its annual “Media Awards” at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, with the lead honoree named as Jamal Khashoggi, the murdered Washington Post writer, Qatari mouthpiece, activist advocate […]

How Trump Can Transform Nuclear Arms Control | The National Interest

How Trump Can Transform Nuclear Arms Control | The National Interest. by Richard Burt · May 10, 2019 President Donald Trump has tweeted that he wants to prevent a dangerous and costly nuclear arms race between the United States and Russia, and prevent a new one with China, by negotiating a new three-way treaty among those nuclear states. The president’s […]

Amid Gulf Tensions, UAE Confirms ‘Sabotage’ of Four Vessels in Waters South of Hormuz

Amid Gulf Tensions, UAE Confirms ‘Sabotage’ of Four Vessels in Waters South of Hormuz. The United Arab Emirates’ foreign ministry confirmed Sunday that four commercial ships had been “sabotaged” near a major oil tanker hub about 80 nautical miles from the Persian Gulf’s Strait of Hormuz, but denied reports claiming that the port itself had been targeted and disabled. Reports […]