Recent Posts

Canada Sees 6X More Asylum Requests By Americans

The Guardian reports: In 2017, some 2,550 US citizens applied for asylum in Canada – an increase of more than sixfold from 2016 and the largest such number since at least 1994, according to data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Americans were the third largest contingent of asylum seekers in 2017, after Haitians and Nigerians. The vast majority are …

Read More »

Rick Scott Attends Senate Freshman Orientation in DC

From the far-right Daily Caller: Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott is in Washington, D.C., Wednesday for the start of the Senate’s freshman orientation although no winner has been officially declared in his race against Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott stood beside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for a photo op along with incoming Republican freshman senators including Tennessee’s Marsha …

Read More »

Betsy Devos Sued For Blocking Student Debt Relief

Courthouse News reports: Despite a court order voiding efforts to delay Obama-era student borrower protections, the U.S. government continues to collect money from borrowers who are entitled to automatic debt relief, a consumer advocacy group claims in a new lawsuit. In September, a federal judge in Washington D.C. found the Education Department’s delays in implementing the rule unlawful. One month …

Read More »

Fox & Friends Promotes Racist “MAGA Wall” Toy

Mediaite reports: Some awful company is out with a LEGO knockoff called “MAGA” where you can build a wall to keep out toy Mexicans, clad in sombreros, and wielding maracas. Fox & Friends covered the toy set repeatedly on Wednesday. “They may look like LEGOs, but these building blocks are a little different,” Steve Doocy announced. “The toy company that’s …

Read More »

Big Pharma Is Paying Social Media Influencers

STAT News reports: For years, so-called influencers — celebrities, former reality television contestants and sometimes, former lawyers or other professionals — have hawked diet teas and hair products everywhere from Facebook to Snapchat. And now, pharma is catching on. An entire industry has cropped up to link drug makers with the industry’s own version of an influencer — people, usually …

Read More »

Rubio Posts Bible Quote Amid Florida Recount Fight

Apparently, counting every vote is against Jesus: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Wednesday tweeted a Bible verse amid his criticism of the Florida recounts, writing, “You cannot count what is not there.” Rubio, who frequently posts Bible passages, posted the quote as he continues to accuse Democrats of attempting to “steal” elections in Florida as the races for governor and …

Read More »

Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Forms Anti-Trump Group

The Hill reports: George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, has organized a group with the goal of urging fellow conservative lawyers to speak out against the Trump administration’s actions. “We believe in the rule of law, the power of truth, the independence of the criminal justice system, the imperative of individual rights and the necessity of …

Read More »

REPORT: Trump “Berated” Theresa May In Phone Call

The Washington Post reports: As he jetted to Paris last Friday, President Trump received a congratulatory phone call aboard Air Force One. British Prime Minister Theresa May was calling to celebrate the Republican Party’s wins in the midterm elections — never mind that Democrats seized control of the House — but her appeal to the American president’s vanity was met …

Read More »

Sen. Jon Kyl Waffles On Stepping Aside For McSally

Politico reports: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that he hasn’t decided how long he’ll serve as the late John McCain’s appointed replacement and kept the door open to suggesting that Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) — who lost her Senate bid last week — serve out the remainder of his term. When Kyl agreed to step into the Senate seat …

Read More »

Palm Beach County Forced To Restart Recount After Ballot Machines Overheated And Gave False Totals

The Miami Herald reports: Palm Beach County’s race to recount votes is heating up — literally. The county’s decade-old ballot-counting machines overheated and gave incorrect totals, forcing the county to restart its recount of about 175,000 early votes, supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher said Tuesday night. The department has flown in mechanics to repair the machines. “We’re disappointed by the …

Read More »