Politics

Ted Cruz: Donald Trump Has Mafia Ties [VIDEO]

It’s a very busy morning on the Sunday news shows. Via the Washington Post: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is leaving nothing to chance as he tries to take down GOP presidential rival Donald Trump. On Sunday, in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week,” he suggested that Trump’s unreleased tax returns could show “business dealings with the mafia.” ...

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TEXAS: David Barton’s Shady Radio Co-Host Rick Green Is Running For State Supreme Court Justice

Rick Green, the co-host of debunked “historian” David Barton’s Wallbuilders show on Christian radio, is running for the Texas Supreme Court. Green has chosen to run for the seat of an incumbent justice who shares his last name, with the obvious hope that voters won’t realize which Green they are voting for. The Texas Observer reports: In any other state, ...

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Tells Anderson Cooper: Donald Trump Reminds Me Of Hitler [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Friday kept up his withering criticism of Donald Trump, saying the GOP front-runner reminds him of Adolf Hitler. “Today, he’s going to take that nation (U.S.) back to the old days of conflict, war and everything. I mean, he reminds me of Hitler. That’s the way he started speaking,” Fox told CNN’s ...

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“Stump For Trump” Girls On CNN: Marco Rubio Is Hiding The Gay Lifestyle He Used To Live [VIDEO]

Oh brother. Via The Hill: Two Donald Trump supporters known online as “Diamond and Silk” on Friday took to cable news to accuse Marco Rubio of having lived a “gay lifestyle” in his past. Rubio told viewers during Thursday’s GOP presidential debate to Google information on Trump hiring illegal immigrants as construction workers for one of his buildings. “Marco Rubio ...

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Trump Loves The Poorly Educated [VIDEO]

Twitter is have a snickerfest this morning with Donald Trump’s latest typos. On a similar note, last night Jimmy Kimmel ran a suggested campaign ad for the poorly educated that Trump loves so much. Watch below.

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Wolf Blitzer Lost Control At Last Night’s Debate

The one thing everybody can agree on about last night’s GOP schoolyard rumble is how Wolf Blitzer utterly failed as moderator. Via Politico: There were many dramatic, finger-wagging encounters. But often they devolved into cross talk and bickering as Blitzer, or his co-panelists, tried to call out “Gentlemen, gentlemen,” to calm them down. “Wolf, you said I got a response,” ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Republican Presidential Debate

Tonight’s final pre-Super Tuesday GOP debate begins in Houston at 8:30PM Eastern. The event will be broadcast by CNN and you can watch online at this link. Watch along with us and weigh in. Wolf Blitzer will moderate and asking questions will be CNN’s Dana Bash, right wing radio host Hugh Hewitt,and Telemundo’s Maria Celeste Arras.

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ILLINOIS: Republican Bill Would Deny Birth Certificates If Single Mothers Don’t Identify The Baby’s Father

From the Chicagoist: New legislation filed in Springfield could make it extremely tough to be a single mother. If a father is not listed on a birth certificate to a newborn child, the bill says a birth certificate would not be issued for that child and any hopes of receiving financial assistance, if needed, would be dashed. The bill does ...

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox: We’re Not Paying For Donald Trump’s Fucking Wall [VIDEO]

Real Clear Politics reports: In an interview Thursday with Jorge Ramos on Fusion, former Mexican president Vicente Fox responds to Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. “I’m not going to pay for that fucking wall! He should pay for it. He’s got the money,” Fox said. “Are you afraid that he’s going to be the ...

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Sandoval Withdraws From SCOTUS Consideration

Mediaite reports: After reportedly being vetted by the Obama administration, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has withdrawn himself from consideration for the open seat on the Supreme Court. “Earlier today, I notified the White House that I do not wish to be considered at this time for possible nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States,” Sandoval said in a ...

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Trump Gets First Endorsement From Sitting Member Of Congress: US House Rep. Chris Collins Of New York

The Buffalo News reports: Rep. Chris Collins, a mainstream Republican from Clarence, on Wednesday became the first sitting member of Congress to endorse bombastic billionaire Donald Trump for president. “Donald Trump has clearly demonstrated that he has both the guts and the fortitude to return our nation’s jobs stolen by China, take on our enemies like ISIS, Iran, North Korea ...

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REPORT: White House Vetting Moderate GOP Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval As Possible SCOTUS Nominee

From the Washington Post: Brian Sandoval, the centrist Republican governor of Nevada, is being vetted by the White House for a possible nomination to the Supreme Court, according to two people familiar with the process. Sandoval is increasingly viewed by some key Democrats as perhaps the only nominee President Obama could select who would be able to break a Republican ...

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President Obama Pens Guest Column For SCOTUSblog: I Take My Appointment Responsibility Seriously

President Obama today penned a column for SCOTUSblog. It begins: The Constitution vests in the President the power to appoint judges to the Supreme Court. It’s a duty that I take seriously, and one that I will fulfill in the weeks ahead. It’s also one of the most important decisions that a President will make. Rulings handed down by the ...

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Progressive Group Warns Of 2000-Style “Chaos” If GOP Does Not Allow SCOTUS Nomination [VIDEO]

From the Agenda Project: Yesterday, Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee announced that not only would they not approve any individual that President Obama nominates to the Supreme Court, they would refuse to hold even cursory hearings. In response, the Agenda Project Action Fund released a provocative new ad targeting GOP obstructionism in the Supreme Court fight. “Constitution or ...

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Trump Coasts To Easy Win In Nevada Caucus

And another third place finish for Ted Cruz. Via CNN: Donald Trump notched a resounding win in the Nevada caucuses Tuesday, channeling the roiling anger of Republican voters against the establishment and sweeping almost every category of the electorate to build his dominance in the delegate count. It was a stunning show of momentum for his campaign, one that made ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Presidential Town Hall

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face the voters tonight in a town hall meeting due to start at 8PM Eastern in Columbia, South Carolina. Hosting tonight is CNN, who will be live-streaming on their website with your local cable provider login. A bootleg live-stream from YouTube is embedded below. Watch along with us and weigh in.

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Establishment Rushes To Rubio To Stop Trump

Marco Rubio has picked up a slew of endorsements from GOP leaders who are continuing to panic as Trump increasingly seems unstoppable. The Hill reports: Jeb Bush, Rubio’s former mentor and chief competition for establishment Republicans, left the race after a poor showing in South Carolina on Saturday. Rubio finished second in the Palmetto State, edging Cruz, who finished a ...

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WEST VIRGINIA: State Sen. Craig Blair Introduces Bill To Nullify All Local LGBT Rights Ordinances

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports: A Republican lawmaker introduced a resolution on Saturday to amend the state Constitution to prevent cities and towns from enacting nondiscrimination ordinances that extend protections to the LGBT community. Sen. Craig Blair, the Majority Whip, introduced Senate Joint Resolution 13, which would prohibit a city or town from adopting any ordinance that creates a protected classification ...

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Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill: I Have Breast Cancer

From her announcement: I very recently learned that I have breast cancer. It was detected through a regular mammogram. It’s a little scary, but my prognosis is good and I expect a full recovery. I will be in St Louis for the next 3 weeks receiving treatment. During this time my staff will continue to assist Missourians and I will ...

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Democratic National Committee Launches SCOTUS Campaign: #FillTheSeat To Advance LGBT Rights

A new video just in from the DNC: The Democratic National Committee has launched a new media campaign, #FillTheSeat, to explain why it’s so critical for Republican senators to do their jobs and allow a vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. Each day this week, the DNC will highlight how the Republican obstruction on the vacancy in the Supreme ...

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