President Donald Trump kicked off Thursday with a series of tweets that all but accused Hillary and Bill Clinton of corruption and accepting of millions of dollars from Russia. He also slammed his predecessor, Barack Obama, for knowing about a deal that gave a Russian state-run company control of 20 percent of the uranium in the United States, but not shutting it down. “. Continue Reading →
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on U.S. citizens to stop disrespecting President Donald Trump, a trend that the Russian leader called a symptom of a poor political system in the U.S. Putin, who U.S. officials have accused of swaying the 2016 U.S. presidential race in Trump’s favor, broke a streak of hostile diplomatic exchanges between the two leading powers during a speech Thursday in order to defend his former political ally from what… Continue Reading →
I wrote this back in April, but it’s one of those zombie “Clinton attack” stories that just won’t die. Now it’s Trump trying to push it.
It is the job of oppo-researchers and ratf*ckers to exhaust the country’s patience through the techniques of scandalization. It is the job of the other candidates to try and take advantage of that. It is not the job of journalism to play along, or to despair of the effects on “us” of their own creations. –… Continue Reading →
Democratic pundit Van Jones on Sunday shut down a Republican consultant who suggested that President Donald Trump could pass his agenda and keep his promises to the American people while continuing to be a source of chaos in Washington, D.C. During a panel discussion about Trump’s agenda on ABC’s This Week, former conservative radio host Charlie… Continue Reading →
Former Alabama judge Roy Moore, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, once said publicly that he did not take a “regular salary” from the small charity he founded to promote Christian values because he did not want to be a financial burden.
But privately, Moore had arranged to receive a salary of $180,000 a year for part-time work at the Foundation for Moral Law, internal charity documents show. He collected more than $1 million as president from 2007 to 2012, compensation that far surpassed what the group disclosed in its public tax filings most of those years.
When the charity couldn’t afford the full amount, Moore in 2012 was given a promissory note for back pay eventually worth $540,000 or an equal stake of the charity’s most valuable asset, a historic building in Montgomery, Ala., mortgage records show. He holds that note even now, a charity official said.
A Washington Post review of public and internal charity documents found that errors and gaps in the group’s federal tax filings obscured until now the compensation paid to Moore, whose defeat last month of President Trump’s choice for Republican nominee in the Senate race will likely embolden far-right challengers to the party’s mainstream incumbents. Moore is the front-runner in the race to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The charity helped Moore thrive – financially and otherwise – after his ouster from the state’s Supreme Court in 2003 for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the courthouse. The group has filed scores of legal briefs in cases involving conservative Christian issues, but it was in many ways built around Moore himself.
Even MOORE (get it?) at Wonkette.
Fake pro-life Republican Representative Tim Murphy has decided to retire after shocking (but not really that shocking) news broke just 24 hours ago that not only did he have an affair, but he encouraged his mistress to have an abortion. The fact that he supported abortion is not the shocking part. Abortion is a reproductive health… Continue Reading →
The threat of white nationalist violence in the U.S. is at least as big a threat as that posed by terror groups such as ISIS, the FBI revealed Wednesday. Director Chris Wray told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that there are currently 1,000 open investigations into domestic terror groups and another 1,000 probes… Continue Reading →
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 30, 2017
STEPHANIE RUHLE: How does attacking Senator John McCain, a man fighting for his life, how is that a win for the president? STEVE SCHMIDT It’s not a win for the president. He’s literally alienated every group from the NFL to prisoners of war, that you could think to name in America. He is the great divider.… Continue Reading →
Brockton, Massachusetts is not a small town. I just want to get that out of the way, so we all know we’re not talking about some little podunk sheriff’s deputy in a backwater somewhere. No, Brockton, though some may consider it a suburb of Boston, is called the “City of Champions.” That’s where famed boxers Rocky… Continue Reading →