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 […]

Boeing Employees Mocked F.A.A. in Internal Messages – The New York Times

Boeing Employees Mocked F.A.A. in Internal Messages – The New York Times. by Natalie Kitroeff · January 9, 2020 “We regret the content of these communications, and apologize to the F.A.A., Congress, our airline customers, and to the flying public for them,” the company said. A Boeing 737 Max parked at the company’s facilities in Washington. The planes remain grounded […]

Bernie emerges as growing threat to Biden – POLITICO

Bernie emerges as growing threat to Biden – POLITICO. When Bernie Sanders attacked Joe Biden recently, the former vice president dismissed his former Senate colleague with a contemptuous brush-off. “You guys expect me to take Bernie’s comments seriously? Come on,” Biden told reporters as he left an Iowa campaign event last week. “I don’t respond to Bernie’s ridiculous comments.” But […]

The House votes to check Trump on Iran – Vox

The House votes to check Trump on Iran – Vox. The House of Representatives on Thursday sent President Donald Trump a decisive message on conflict with Iran, voting overwhelmingly to block his ability to engage in further military action without congressional approval. Three Republicans and one independent joined Democrats to advance a war powers resolution introduced by Rep. Elissa Slotkin […]

Elizabeth Warren’s Skin Care Routine Has Created A Whole New Debate | HuffPost Life

Elizabeth Warren's Skin Care Routine Has Created A Whole New Debate | HuffPost Life. by Jamie Feldman · January 9, 2020 Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren and her skin have been featured in thousands of up-close and personal selfies on the campaign trail. Glowing selfies have become a signature trait, alongside her robust energy and “can-do” attitude. But according to a […]

Final Days for Ilhan Omar?

Final Days for Ilhan Omar?. Don’t expect the national media to report this, but Representative Ilhan Omar is attracting more credible opponents than any sitting member of Congress. Like angry hornets, a swarm is gathering and buzzing around her. Her days as a Congresswoman may be numbered. It could be a finite number. She faces at least three opponents on […]

Pelosi’s Pen not Mightier than Trump’s Sword – American Thinker

Pelosi's Pen not Mightier than Trump's Sword – American Thinker. One hates to think that the reason Nancy Pelosi delayed delivery of the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate for trial was that her order for commemorative pens hadn’t come in yet. What’s a somber occasion like an impeachment without a commemorative pen? Don’t forget to pose for pictures with […]

How Trump Can Triple His Support Among Black Voters In 2020

How Trump Can Triple His Support Among Black Voters In 2020. by Willis L. Krumholz · January 17, 2020 In 2016, Donald Trump received a slightly higher share of the black vote than did Mitt Romney in 2012 or John McCain in 2008. But he still received just 8 percent. Now black support for Trump is in the mid-30s. While […]

The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary | TheHill

The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary | TheHill. by Niall Stanage · January 18, 2020 The red-hot controversy between Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is threatening to reshape the Democratic primary — perhaps to the disadvantage of both. “Strategically speaking, it’s the most idiotic thing I’ve ever seen,” said one Democratic strategist who asked for […]

Impeachment isn’t the only obstacle to legislative wins for Congress in 2020

Impeachment isn’t the only obstacle to legislative wins for Congress in 2020. by Jonathan Miller · January 17, 2020 On Dec. 18, the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump. On Dec. 19, the House approved a major rewrite of a trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. Those two events, just 24 hours apart, marked the culmination of a strategy […]

Will Senate trial be Kavanaugh circus deja vu? – WND

Will Senate trial be Kavanaugh circus deja vu? – WND. by Joseph Farah · January 18, 2020 Does anybody remember the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings of two years ago? Can you imagine the Senate impeachment trial becoming that kind of circus? Don’t bet against it. Let me remind you what those hearings were like. Advertisement – story continues below Christine […]

Joe Waits for the Volcano | Belmont Club

Joe Waits for the Volcano | Belmont Club. by Richard Fernandez · January 18, 2020 One of the most famous lines about waiting is naturally enough from the movie Casablanca: “And so a tortuous, round-about refugee trail sprang up. Paris to Marseilles, across the Mediterranean to Oran [in Algeria], then by train or auto or foot across the rim of […]

Dershowitz to Defend Trump in Senate Trial ‘to Prevent Creation of a Dangerous Constitutional Precedent’ | CNSNews

Dershowitz to Defend Trump in Senate Trial ‘to Prevent Creation of a Dangerous Constitutional Precedent’ | CNSNews. Iconic liberal civil and human rights defense attorney and Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz announced Friday has joined President Donald Trump’s legal team and will present oral arguments against impeachment and removal in the Senate trial. Dershowitz issued a three-part statement […]

Trump Administration Takes 3 Steps to Boost Religious Freedom

Trump Administration Takes 3 Steps to Boost Religious Freedom. by Rob Bluey · January 17, 2020 “There’s a lot of hostility to religious beliefs,” says Joe Grogan, director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House. “These views are protected by the First Amendment and people who are offended by public expressions of faith need to get over it,” […]

Joe Biden Wants To Destroy Free Speech on Social Media – Reason.com

Joe Biden Wants To Destroy Free Speech on Social Media – Reason.com. In an interview with the New York Times’ editorial board, former Vice President Joe Biden made his most stringent call yet for cracking down on free speech on the internet. After being asked by the Times about previous comments Biden has made regarding Facebook’s refusal to remove negative […]

Elizabeth Warren’s Political Persona Entirely False | National Review

Elizabeth Warren’s Political Persona Entirely False | National Review. It’s an unseemly and ugly business to pretend to believe anything that Warren says. Ever since she began explaining how her Medicare for all plan would be funded, and how she would pass it, Elizabeth Warren has been sinking. Ahead of last week’s debate, her camp leaked a story that her […]

Senator Biden Paid Men More Than Women, Now Blames Pay Gap on White Men

Senator Biden Paid Men More Than Women, Now Blames Pay Gap on White Men. In a New York Times interview, presidential hopeful Joe Biden said the barrier to equal pay for women has been white men at the “top of the heap”—but he took no blame for the unequal results in the one organization that had him at the top […]

The more the media try to help Elizabeth Warren, the more voters reject her

The more the media try to help Elizabeth Warren, the more voters reject her. As the media’s preferred candidate in the 2020 Democratic primary, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has enjoyed an enormous amount of softball coverage. Yet, the harder journalists work to win her the nomination, the worse her chances seem to become. Warren launched her 2020 candidacy amid what should […]

The Washington Post (Slyly) Eulogizes Che Guevara

The Washington Post (Slyly) Eulogizes Che Guevara. “Harry Villegas, Right-Hand Man and Bodyguard to Che Guevara, Dies at 81.–Harry Villegas, best-known by his nom de guerre Pombo, was one of the last people to see Guevara alive in Bolivia in 1967…Surrounded by the U.S.-backed Bolivian army, Guevara, already wounded in a firefight, told Mr. Villegas and two other Cuban guerrillas […]

Muslim Deceit and the Burden of Proof – American Thinker

Muslim Deceit and the Burden of Proof – American Thinker. In his recent defense of the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya (dismantled here), Usama Hasan of the UK think tank Quilliam made the following admission: It is true that hardened islamist terrorists, such as the Al-Qaeda & ISIS supporter Usman Khan who murdered two people at Fishmongers’ Hall [after pretending to […]

Rand Paul Is Right: If Senators Want Impeachment Witnesses, Call Biden

Rand Paul Is Right: If Senators Want Impeachment Witnesses, Call Biden. by John Daniel Davidson · January 17, 2020 With President Trump’s impeachment trial set to begin next week, the Senate faces a stark choice: it can hold a legitimate trial that aims to get to the bottom of the allegations against the president, or it can stage an empty […]

Senate GOP mulls speeding up Trump impeachment trial | TheHill

Senate GOP mulls speeding up Trump impeachment trial | TheHill. by Jordain Carney · January 17, 2020 Senate Republicans are discussing speeding up the pace of President Trump’s impeachment trial by using the trial rules to limit the number of days each side has to make opening arguments. Republicans, according to senators, are discussing giving both Trump’s legal and House […]

Was Hillary Clinton a terrible candidate?

Was Hillary Clinton a terrible candidate?. As much as Donald Trump was hailed by Republicans for winning the White House in 2016, Hillary Clinton and her campaign took plenty of blame from her fellow Democrats for the loss. A closer look confirms that she underperformed a typical Democrat in key states in the race for president, even as she overperformed […]

Supremes to hear about attacks on Little Sisters again! – WND

Supremes to hear about attacks on Little Sisters again! – WND. The Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic order of nuns, already has successfully challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court the Obamacare requirement to fund abortion in violation of their faith. Advertisement – story continues below They’re going back. This time it’s because states and other jurisdictions are trying […]

Not Just Hunter: Frank Biden Also Profited From Joe Biden’s Position

Not Just Hunter: Frank Biden Also Profited From Joe Biden's Position. by Tyler O’Neil · January 17, 2020 The Democrats’ impeachment against President Donald Trump has ironically highlighted the sleazy dealings of Hunter Biden, the youngest son of former Vice President Joe Biden. Hunter took a lucrative job at a Ukrainian gas firm while his dad was the Obama point […]

Why Donald Trump’s Impeachment Troubles are Only Temporary | The National Interest

Why Donald Trump's Impeachment Troubles are Only Temporary | The National Interest. by W. James Antle III · January 17, 2020 Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in on Thursday to preside over the Senate trial of President Donald Trump as required by the Constitution. But what matters most is whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is in control of […]

Pelosi: ‘We Have…an Infallible, Undeniable Case for the Impeachment of the President’ | CNSNews

Pelosi: ‘We Have…an Infallible, Undeniable Case for the Impeachment of the President’ | CNSNews. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) castigated the Republican-controlled Senate at her press conference on Thursday, saying that “we need to see more evidence” in light of documents provided to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and statements made in the media by Lev Parnas, whom […]

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

4 Things to Know About Lev Parnas, the Left’s New Hero. 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 arrested in October as they appeared to […]

Joe Biden Wants To Destroy Free Speech on Social Media – Reason.com

Joe Biden Wants To Destroy Free Speech on Social Media – Reason.com. In an interview with the New York Times’ editorial board, former Vice President Joe Biden made his most stringent call yet for cracking down on free speech on the internet. After being asked by the Times about previous comments Biden has made regarding Facebook’s refusal to remove negative […]

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 […]