CNN crushed by conservative website for habit of hiring Trump ‘hacks’ like Jeffrey Lord and Lewandowski

In a defense of CNN’s hiring of conservative GOP operative and Trump administration staffer Sarah Isgur Flores as network political director, a columnist for the conservative Bulwark website, said there is a greater problem when the network takes on compromised defenders of President Donald Tr… The post CNN crushed by Continue Reading

All of Mueller’s files will be handed over to Congress whether the Justice Department likes it or not: ex-DOJ official

In an interview with Axios, a former DOJ official claims it will be difficult for the Justice Department to deny members of Congress all of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigatory files on Donald Trump after he submits his final report. Speaking with Mike Allen, Matt Miller, a former Ju… The Continue Reading

Why proposals to sell nuclear reactors to Saudi Arabia raise red flags

According to a congressional report, a group that includes former senior U.S. government officials is lobbying to sell nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia. As an expert focusing on the Middle East and the spread of nuclear weapons, I believe these efforts raise important legal, economic and strateg… The post Continue Reading

Here are the 5 biggest right-wing outrages of the week: A terrible week for Trump’s Cabinet — but the GOP has been distracted

This week saw a barrage of scandals develop for members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. House Democrats accused Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of obstructing a probe into her reinstatement of a shady private-sector college accrediting body. An investigation revealed Transportation Secretary El… The post Here are the 5 biggest right-wing Continue Reading

Warning issued over attacks on internet infrastructure

Key parts of the internet infrastructure face large-scale attacks that threaten the global system of web traffic, the internet’s address keeper warned Friday. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) declared after an emergency meeting “an ongoing and significant r… The post Warning issued over attacks on internet Continue Reading

The Freddie Mercury story that goes untold in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Millions of people will tune in to the Oscars to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, compete for best picture. There are already a lot of people cheering against it. “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been dogged by accusations of homophobia, and the film’s director, Bryan Si… The Continue Reading

North Carolina judge rules voter ID, tax cap amendments unconstitutional

A North Carolina judge on Friday ruled that two amendments, one requiring identification to vote and another capping the state income tax, were unconstitutional because racial gerrymandering meant that the state’s legislature was “illegally constituted.” Wake County Superior Court Judge Bryan Collin… The post North Carolina judge rules voter ID, Continue Reading

Five things to watch for on Oscars night

Oscars night is quickly approaching — on Sunday, all will be revealed. Will Alfonso Cuaron sweep the awards for his cinematic masterpiece “Roma?” Will another contender swipe the best picture Oscar from him? Can Glenn Close finally claim her first Academy Award? The ceremony will b… The post Five things Continue Reading

Grand jury examining whether Ryan Zinke lied to investigators: Washington Post

U.S. prosecutors have started presenting evidence to a grand jury in Washington to examine whether former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing two people familiar with the matter. The Post said the deliberations were focused on Z… The post Grand jury Continue Reading

Cardinal admits Church files on pedophile priests ‘destroyed’

A top Catholic cardinal admitted Saturday that Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up, a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others. “Files that could have documented the terrible deeds and named those responsible were destroyed, or not… The post Cardinal Continue Reading

North Korea’s Kim: I don’t want my children to bear burden of nuclear arms – report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the U.S. secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons, a former CIA officer involved in high-level diplomacy over the North’s weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday. Kim made the rare personal comments Continue Reading

Virginia Republicans want Democrat’s sex assault accusers to testify

Virginia Republican lawmakers on Friday said they plan a hearing where two women who have accused the state’s Democratic lieutenant governor of sex assault can testify about their allegations. The hearing would keep alive a series of scandals that enveloped three top state Democrats. Lieutenant Gove… The post Virginia Republicans Continue Reading

‘Outstanding subpoenas and sealed cases’: Here is why the Mueller report isn’t coming as soon as rumored

Lost in the flood of rumors that special counsel Robert Mueller will soon release his much-anticipated report on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and financial dealings, is the fact that there appears to be much more investigating to still to be done. According to a report in the Washing… The Continue Reading

As 2020 candidates turn left, some Democrats worry about the center

Liberal Democratic presidential contenders’ rush to embrace the left’s most ambitious proposals has some Democrats worried there could be a price to pay when they try to defeat President Donald Trump next year. Party activists have been energized as Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris and… The post As 2020 Continue Reading

Watch Rick Wilson hilariously ridicule conservatives who are ‘addicted’ to online fake news stories

During the “Overtime” segment of HBO’s Real Time, conservative political consultant Rick Wilson ridiculed elderly conservatives who get their information from outrageously fake news sources online. Addressing the flood of misinformation available on the internet, Wilson launched in… The post Watch Rick Wilson hilariously ridicule conservatives who are ‘addicted’ to Continue Reading

Iran says it has various options to neutralize ‘illegal’ U.S. sanctions: Tasnim

Iran said on Saturday it had many options to neutralize the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on its oil exports, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, adding that Tehran’s clerical rulers had no plans to hold talks with Washington. “Apart from closing Strait of Hormuz, we have other options t… The Continue Reading

The Republicans dumbest idea yet

It’s one thing to oppose the grandiose “Green New Deal” as gratuitously imprecise or for its full-throated attack on all-things-ozone and carbon release in our global community. It feels like something totally other to oppose narrow regulations that could advance the campaign to swap out incandescen… The post The Republicans Continue Reading

Meet the new UN ambassador nominee – a billionaire GOP donor and science denier who gave Trump millions

President Donald Trump promised he’d always hire the “best people” during his presidential campaign, but not only has that turned out to be false, he’s had more turnover than any president in modern history, if not ever. The president is fond of playing “whack-a-mole&#8… The post Meet the new UN Continue Reading

Watch Bill Maher’s epic takedown of red states on ‘Real Time’

Comedian Bill Maher unloaded on red states in America during Friday’s “Real Time” on HBO. “We have problem in America called spatial geographic inequality, which means that the most affluent and educated people are clustered in just a few cities,” he explained. “M… The post Watch Bill Maher’s epic takedown Continue Reading

Conservative Democrat Dianne Feinstein scorched for demeaning lecture to school kids: ‘The arrogance!’

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had an unlikely dust-up Friday with a group of young children over climate change policy, CNN reported. The veteran Democrat seemed to harshly criticize the children for their their requests that the longterm lawmaker back the ‘Green New Deal,’ accusing th… The post Conservative Democrat Dianne Continue Reading