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Elections

Rep. Joe Barton Caught On Tape Threatening Ex-Lover With The Police

23/11/2017

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) allegedly threatened a woman if she exposed his sexual behavior, telling her that he would report her to the Capitol Police. Barton, according to The Washington Post, sent the woman “sexually explicit photos, videos and messages,” before she corresponded with other women who had relationships with Barton and was allegedly...
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Trump: LaVar Ball Is a ‘Poor Man’s Don King’

22/11/2017

President Trump continued his feud with LaVar Ball, the father of a UCLA basketball player, on Wednesday following Ball’s downplaying of the president’s role in getting his son, LiAngelo Ball, and two other student athletes, released from shoplifting charges in China. “It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father...
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Rep. John Conyers Settled Sexual Harassment, Dismissal Complaint

21/11/2017

In 2015, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) settled a wrongful dismissal complaint filed by a former employee who said she was fired after refusing to “succumb” to Conyers’ “sexual advances,” BuzzFeed News reports. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous because she was afraid of retaliation, said she complained in 2014 to Congress’ Office of...
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Trump’s Charitable Foundation Is Shutting Down

21/11/2017

President Trump is shutting down his eponymous charitable foundation. In its 2015 tax filing, the Donald J. Trump Foundation admitted to violating rules against “self-dealing,” which prohibits nonprofit leaders from directing charity money to themselves, their families, or their businesses, NBC News reports. In October 2016, the New York attorney general demanded the foundation...
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Watch Donald Trump Water Bottle Moment VIDEO

16/11/2017

President Donald Trump had his own water bottle moment, having mocked his former Republican rival Marco Rubio for his need to take a drink during speeches. Mr Trump, fresh from his marathon trip to Asia, paused during his address to the nation to take a swig of water — twice. Offering a blow-by-blow account...
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Roy Moore’s Lawyer Goes All Racist On MSNBC’s Ali Velshi [VIDEO]

16/11/2017

Trenton Garmon, the attorney for Roy Moore’s foundation who called Don Lemon “lemon squeezy” last week, is not quite done making strange comments about the hosts of the cable news shows he’s on. MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle asked Garmon on Wednesday, “Why would he need permission from any of these girls’ mothers if they weren’t...
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North Korea: Trump Is A ‘Hideous Criminal Sentenced To Death’

15/11/2017

North Korean state media on Wednesday didn’t mince words in its review of President Trump’s trip to Asia, calling him a “hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.” In an editorial in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper, Pyongyang’s state media said “the worst crime for which (Trump) can never be pardoned is that...
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Sean Hannity To Roy Moore: Explain Your ‘Inconsistencies’ Or Quit

15/11/2017

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday called on GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to prove he did not sexually pursue underage girls by providing a “satisfactory explanation” for the mounting allegations against him. Hannity, whose show has faced an advertising boycott after he initially appeared to come to Moore’s defense, has now joined...
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Trump Meets His Boss Putin In Vietnam

10/11/2017

The two leaders stared deep into each other’s eyes as they shared a long, intimate handshake amid the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam while wearing matching outfits. It’s tradition for world leaders to wear traditional garb for the “family photo” at the APEC summit. Putin and Trump shake hands during group photo at...
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Mitt Romney: Roy Moore ‘Is Unfit For Office And Should Step Aside’

10/11/2017

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Friday that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is “unfit for office and should step aside” following new allegations that he had sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl when he was 32 and had other inappropriate sexual encounters with teenage women. “Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal...
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Mueller Reportedly Investigating Michael Flynn Plot To Kidnap Cleric For $15 Million

10/11/2017

In addition to the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly now also probing an alleged plan by White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn to deliver a Muslim cleric living in the U.S. to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reports....
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GOP Rep. Goodlatte Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2018

09/11/2017

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) announced on Thursday that he would not seek re-election to the House in 2018. Goodlatte, 65, has represented Virginia’s 6th Congressional District since 1993, and has served as the chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee since 2013. “With my time as chairman of the Judiciary Committee ending in December...
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Kremlin: Trump And Putin Set To Meet In Vietnam

09/11/2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump are currently setting up their next meeting on Friday at an economic summit in Vietnam, according to the Kremlin. “Right now the time of the meeting is being agreed” for their face-to-face on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation leaders’ meeting, presidential aide, Yuri Ushakov, told...
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John Kelly Tried To Have Thousands Of Hondurans Expelled

09/11/2017

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke on Monday to pressure her to expel tens of thousands of Honduran immigrants living in the United States, the Washington Post reported. Duke, who at the time was preparing to extend their residency permits, reportedly refused to reverse her decision....
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Trump Says He Doesn’t ‘Blame’ China For ‘Unfair’ Trade Relationship

09/11/2017

President Donald Trump has vowed to change “one-sided and unfair” trade relations with China, but gave Beijing “great credit” for “taking advantage” of the U.S. In comments made during a joint press conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, Trump said current trade relations between the two countries are “not sustainable” and called...
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Maine Guv Refuses Medicaid Expansion After Voters Approve It

08/11/2017

Maine Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday that he will not expand Medicaid “until it has been fully funded by the legislature,” despite nearly 60 percent of the state’s voters on Tuesday approving the expansion. Extending Medicaid would benefit an estimated 70,000 people, with 90 percent of the cost funded by the federal government. “The...
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Judge Imposes Gag Order In Paul Manafort Criminal Case

08/11/2017

A federal judge signed a gag order on Wednesday in the criminal case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime business associate, Rick Gates. Under the order, prosecutors and defense lawyers are barred from making statements to the news media “or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material...
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Democrat Ralph Northam Wins Virginia Gubernatorial Election

07/11/2017

Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) won the state’s gubernatorial election on Tuesday night, defeating Republican candidate Ed Gillespie. Democrats were casting the victory as a rebuke to President Donald Trump, who threw his arms around Gillespie by tweeting his support and recording robo-calls. But the president did not campaign alongside Gillespie in the...
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Virginia Elected Danica Roem First U.S. Openly Transgender State Legislator

07/11/2017

Virginians elected the first openly transgender state legislator in America on Tuesday night when Danica Roem (D) defeated Bob Marshall (R) in a House of Delegates race. Marshall, a 26-year incumbent who once introduced a so-called “bathroom bill,” ran as a social conservative. Roem’s fundraising numbers tripled those of Marshall, in part due to...
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Democrat Phil Murphy Wins New Jersey Gubernatorial Race

07/11/2017

Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) on Tuesday for the governorship in New Jersey. Murphy’s victory was expected, as New Jersey is a heavily blue state. Murphy, who served in a senior role at the Democratic National Committee and was previously a Goldman Sachs executive, will succeed Republican Chris Christie. The...
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Trump To North Korea: ‘Come To The Table’ Over Nuclear Issue

07/11/2017

President Trump on Tuesday urged North Korean leaders to “come to the table” over the issue of its nuclear arsenal. At a press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Trump said he “hoped to God” that he would never have to use the U.S. military in an all-out war against Pyongyang. Trump called...
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Governor Races In Virginia, New Jersey Top Tuesday’s 2017 Elections

07/11/2017

Voters in Virginia and New Jersey are picking new governors on Tuesday, the headline races in an off-year election that also features a race to fill Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s (R) seat in Utah’s 3rd congressional district, New York’s mayor’s office, and a state race that will determine party control of Washington State’s Senate. In...
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Sen. Rand Paul Assaulted At His Own Home Left With 5 Broken Ribs

06/11/2017

On Saturday afternoon a Kentucky man was arrested after he assaulted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) at Paul’s residence. It is being reported that the Kentucky lawmaker suffered minor injuries from the altercation. According to police, 59-year-old Rene A. Boucher “intentionally assaulted Paul causing minor injury.” The police responded to a call at the senator’s...
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John Oliver: Trump Using ‘Incompetence’ Defense In Russia Probe

06/11/2017

John Oliver started his Last Week Tonight show by first acknowledging the horrific mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where a heavily armed gunman massacred 26 people. “Obviously our thoughts are with the people of Texas after today’s horrific incident, details of which are still unfolding as I speak,”...
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Trump Jr. Hinted At Review Of Anti-Russia Magnitsky Law

06/11/2017

The Russian lawyer who was present for a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with top campaign aides says Donald Trump Jr. indicated to her that a law targeting Russia could be re-evaluated if his father triumphed in the election, according to a Bloomberg News report. The lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, said she went to the...
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Trump: I Don’t Remember Much About Meeting With Papadopoulos

03/11/2017

On his way out the door to head to Hawaii and then China, President Trump said Friday that he does not “remember much” about meeting with former campaign aide George Papadopoulos, whose guilty plea last month was revealed Monday as part of a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “It was...
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Twitter: Employee Deactivated Trump’s Account On Last Day at Work

03/11/2017

Twitter announced late Thursday that President Trump’s account had been briefly deactivated earlier in the evening not as a result of “human error,” as initially reported, but by an employee on his or her last day of work. “Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee...
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Donna Brazile: I Found ‘Proof’ That Hillary Rigged the Race Against Bernie

02/11/2017

Former interim Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile claims Hillary Clinton secretly took over the DNC before she had won the Democratic primary. In an excerpt from her new book published by Politico, Brazile said she promised Clinton’s opponent, Bernie Sanders, that she would get to the bottom of whether Clinton had “rigged the...
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Trump Tweets: New York City Attacker ‘Should Get Death Penalty!’

02/11/2017

President Trump on Thursday morning said Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in Tuesday’s New York truck attack, won’t be sent to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay but should get the death penalty. “Would love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo but statistically that process takes much longer than going through the Federal system....
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Trump Blames Chuck Schumer For NYC Terror Attack

01/11/2017

President Trump on Wednesday blamed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for suspected NYC terrorist Sayfullo Saipov’s entry into the United States. “The terrorist came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based,” the president wrote on Twitter. Saipov is an Uzbekistan national...
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