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  • Anti-LGBTQ lawmaker compares himself to man who saved more than a thousand Jews during Holocaust
    North Carolina state Sen. Dan Bishop isn't just your average bigot: He's an egomaniacally offensive one too. Bishop, who is running for an open House seat in the state's 9th Congressional District, compared his attempt to gut LGBTQ protections through the promotion of religious exemptions to the efforts of German industrialist Oskar Schindler, who risked his life […]
  • Appeals court upholds ruling that Trump can't block Twitter followers he thinks are mean to him
    A federal appeals court ruled unanimously Tuesday that it's unconstitutional for Donald Trump to block Twitter users whom he doesn't like from following him, a decision that might have bearing on First Amendment rights in the era of social media, according to the New York Times. A three-judge panel in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld […]
  • AG Barr is destroying the Justice Department. The lawyers working there just staged an insurrection
    Ever since taking over at the Department of Justice, Attorney General William Barr has placed himself at the center of multiple Trump-era controversies that have revealed him to be nothing short of a fringe partisan actor torching the agency's ability to serve as the nation's ultimate arbiter of justice. Most notably, Barr intervened multiple times […]
  • AG Barr will recuse—oh, wait—won't recuse himself from Epstein sex trafficking case
    After Attorney General William Barr initially recused himself over conflicts of interest from federal sex trafficking cases involving Jeffrey Epstein, Barr now says he has no such conflicts in a New York case filed Monday, while he will remain recused from review of a previous case against Epstein in Florida.  Justice Department officials said Tuesday […]
  • Elizabeth Warren brings in $19.1 million in second quarter, tripling her first quarter haul
    After a relatively sluggish first-quarter fundraising start to 2019, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren reported a $19.1 million second-quarter haul Monday, edging past her small-dollar rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and giving her the third best numbers on the quarter. Here's the way the final Q2 numbers shake out for the Democrats' top tier candidates: 1. Buttigieg: […]
  • AG William Barr, trying to quash Mueller testimony, offers him a way out
    How desperate are Donald Trump and his attorney general to keep the American people from hearing the uncomfortable truths special counsel Robert Mueller will surely relay during his testimony next week before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees? This is how desperate: On a visit to a federal prison in South Carolina, Attorney General William Barr took time […]
  • One way to determine if Justice Department attorneys up and quit the census case: Ask
    When Donald Trump's Justice Department suddenly replaced the entire team of attorneys arguing the case to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the immediate question regarding the unprecedented move was, Why? Why move the case from the department's federal programs division, normally tasked with defending administration policies, to an entirely new team from […]
  • Federal grand jury probing former RNC finance chair and major Trump donor for inaugural violations
    A federal grand jury is investigating whether former Republican National Committee finance official and top GOP donor Elliott Broidy violated federal law by using his position on Donald Trump's inaugural committee to secure business deals with foreign leaders, according to the Associated Press.   The AP reports that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn sent a […]
  • Winning state elections more important than ever after Supreme Court cave on gerrymandering
    Now that the Supreme Court has opened up the floodgates on partisan gerrymandering, many of the most important races determining which party is positioned to materially affect the public life of Americans will take place at the state level in 2020. The party that prevails in a number of key state races across the nation will dictate […]
  • Biden ran for president twice, lost twice, and yet the women are being asked if they're electable
    The post-Democratic debate polling was unequivocal. Sen. Kamala Harris got the biggest boost from her commanding performance last week while former Vice President Joe Biden lost ground in nearly every poll even as he remains the party front-runner. By most accounts, Sen. Elizabeth Warren won the first debate night and logged the second best numbers […]