Politics

Poll: Conservatives Outnumber Liberals In Most States

Gallup reports: The residents of most U.S. states are more likely to identify as conservative than as liberal in their political ideology. In 25 states, the conservative advantage is significantly greater than the national average, including 19 “highly conservative” states in which conservatives outnumber liberals by at least 20 percentage points. Meanwhile, in six states, there are more liberals than …

Read More »

Criminal Charges Likely In North Carolina House Probe

Raleigh’s CBS affiliate reports: Following the state Board of Elections hearing on fraud in the 9th Congressional district, Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman says she expects to take the case before a grand jury in the next month. Freeman said that case largely focuses on the 2016 general and 2018 primary elections, knowing the state was conducting its own …

Read More »

Trump Vows To Veto Bill To Block Fake “Emergency”

The Associated Press reports: Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown in Congress that could divide Republicans and lead to Trump’s first veto. The Democrats introduced a resolution Friday to block Trump’s declaration, and …

Read More »

Trump Nominates US Ambassador To Canada Kelly Knight Craft To Succeed Nikki Haley As UN Ambassador

From a Fortune report posted earlier today: U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the frontrunner to replace U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who resigned in December. Craft as a UN contender comes after State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name over the weekend as Haley’s successor. A Kentucky native, Craft is backed by …

Read More »

Trump Junior Finalizes Divorce From Estranged Wife

The New York Post reports: Donald Trump Jr. and his estranged wife, Vanessa, have settled their divorce, the former couple announced Friday. “We finalized our agreement at the end of last year,” Donald and Vanessa said in a joint statement. “We are incredibly lucky to have five amazing children and are committed to raising them together. Our kids and their …

Read More »

Anti-LGBT Fox Contributor Accused Of Abusing Patients, Allegedly Lured Them Into Slave Relationships [VIDEO]

The Boston Globe reports: A prominent North Shore psychiatrist is facing lawsuits from three female patients who say he lured them into degrading sexual relationships, including beatings, conversations about bondage, and, in one case, getting a tattoo of the doctor’s initials to show his “ownership” of her, according to court documents. The women allege that Dr. Keith Ablow, an author …

Read More »

Rep. Adam Schiff Issues Blistering Open Letter To GOP Colleagues: You Must Rise Up Against President Trump

Rep. Adam Schiff writes in the Washington Post: To my Republican colleagues: When the president attacked the independence of the Justice Department by intervening in a case in which he is implicated, you did not speak out. When he attacked the press as the enemy of the people, you again were silent. When he targeted the judiciary, labeling judges and …

Read More »

GOP Rep. Steve King To Run For Reelection In 2020

The Des Moines Register reports: A defiant Rep. Steve King confirmed Thursday that he will run for a 10th term as an Iowa congressman, despite controversies over his history of caustic remarks, including about race and immigration. The Kiron Republican has been criticized by national and state leaders of his own party, has been stripped of committee assignments in Congress …

Read More »

Tennessee GOP Gov Apologizes For Confederate Photo

The Tennessean reports: Days after Gov. Bill Lee’s staff members said they were unaware of any photos of the Tennessee governor wearing a Confederate uniform, his office confirmed he is pictured doing so in a 1980 Auburn University yearbook. Lee attended the public university in Alabama from 1977 to 1981 and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, a …

Read More »

Another Trump Building To Rip Down His Toxic Name

The Washington Post reports: For the second time in four months, the name “Trump Place” will come down from a New York building’s facade after condo owners at 120 Riverside Blvd. voted to have the name removed. The building’s condominium board announced the decision Thursday, according to an email to building owners. The email said that, after a vote of …

Read More »

Banks Profited Extra $28 Billion Thanks To GOP Tax Cut

The Hill reports: Federally insured U.S. banks made more than $28 billion in additional profits in 2018 thanks to the Republican tax-cut law enacted at the start of the year, according to data released Thursday. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) revealed that the nation’s 5,406 federally insured banks reeled in $236.7 billion in profits last year, according to the …

Read More »

North Carolina Election Board Orders House Do-Over

The Charlotte Observer reports: Republican Mark Harris, in a stunning reversal, called Thursday for a new election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, giving up hopes of being certified as the winner in a race marked by voting irregularities in Bladen and Robeson counties. “I believe a new election should be called,” Harris said in testimony before the state elections …

Read More »

NORTH CAROLINA: As Walls Close In, Republican House Candidate Mark Harris Says He Wants Election Do-Over

Since when does proven election fraud merit a do-over? Vox reports: At a North Carolina hearing, investigators have laid out in detail an “unlawful,” “coordinated,” and well-funded plot to tamper with absentee ballots in a US House election that remains uncalled more than three months after Election Day — finally bringing clarity to one of the most bizarre election scandals …

Read More »

Venezuela Orders Closure Of Border With Brazil

The Associated Press reports: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is ordering the border with Brazil closed as opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid from neighboring nations. Maduro said on state television Thursday he’s also considering a closure of Venezuela’s border with Colombia. Opposition leaders say they plan to mount caravans to bring aid into Venezuela from Colombia and …

Read More »

NORTH CAROLINA: GOP House Candidate Attempts To Downplay Damning Testimony From “Arrogant” Son

Talking Points Memo reports: One of the biggest challenges facing Mark Harris Thursday as he took the stand in the North Carolina disputed election hearing was to discredit his son, whose testimony has been a body blow to the Republican candidate’s defense, while still coming across as sympathetic. Mark Harris tried to achieve this effect by mixing subtle put-downs and …

Read More »

Mike Pompeo Rules Out 2020 US Senate Bid [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “ruled out” a bid for the Senate from Kansas in 2020. “I love Kansas,” he said Thursday of the state he served in the House prior to leading the State Department during a live interview on “Today.” Pompeo added that he will serve as secretary of state as long as Trump will …

Read More »

Sean Spicer Becomes Extra Entertainment Reporter

From the Hollywood Reporter: Surprise, surprise: Sean Spicer is now officially a member of the mainstream media. The former White House press secretary has signed a contract to serve as a special correspondent for syndicated newsmagazine show Extra. “When they pitched this to me, I said, ‘Yeah, I love the idea,'” Spicer told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. Spicer, who …

Read More »

Miami Makes Last-Ditch Bid For 2020 Dem Convention

Politico reports: Miami fears the fix is in. Local Democrats increasingly believe that the Democratic National Convention in 2020 will be sited in Milwaukee, Wis., a conclusion that’s led Florida politicians, donors and insiders to mount a final lobbying blitz to turn the tide. The last-ditch effort began in earnest in recent days as speculation mounted that Democratic National Committee …

Read More »

NORTH CAROLINA: Son Of GOP House Candidate Says He Warned That Ballot Harvester Was “Shady” [VIDEO]

The Charlotte Observer reports: John Harris said he sent his father an email outlining felony criminal law in 2017 as it relates to ballot-collecting. But he said that he doesn’t thinks his parents believed Bladen County political operative McCrae Dowless was breaking the law. “I have no reason to believe that, at all…I think they were lied to,” said John …

Read More »

Cohen Granted Two Month Delay On Prison Start

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was granted a two-month extension of his prison surrender date Wednesday after his attorney cited his need to continue recovering from recent shoulder surgery, and to prepare for upcoming testimony before three Congressional committees. Cohen, 52, will now enter prison on May 6 to begin his three-year sentence, Judge William …

Read More »