William Barr replaces prisons director following Jeffrey Epstein suicide – live

Attorney general gave no reason for Hugh Hurwitz’s reassignment, but the move comes as the bureau faces scrutiny after financier’s death Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 6.18pm BST The acting director of the federal Bureau of Prisons has been removed from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody, the AP reports: William…

August 20, 2019

Here’s how Trump donors outed by Rep. Joaquin Castro are striking back

August 17, 2019

Texan donors to President Donald Trump’s campaign are banding together to strike back at Rep. Joaquin Castro (R-Texas) after he posted a list that many said was meant to intimidate others from supporting Republicans. One of the donors targeted told the Washington Examiner that they had branded themselves the “Texas 44,” and organized a “fundraising frenzy” to raise money for the president’s 2020 re-election campaign. “My phone’s been lit up…


Family of couple who died protecting their infant child in El Paso gets death threats over Trump photo

August 13, 2019

Last week we learned of two of the many tragic deaths in the despicable and horrible massacre in El Paso, the passing of a husband and wife shot dead while shielding their two-month-old infant. In the days that followed, The President and Melania Trump visited victims in both Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, where the two attacks occurred. In the hospital in Texas, Trump posed for photos with several…


Trump shares Epstein death conspiracy theory–so did ALL THESE DEMOCRATS

August 12, 2019

Conspiracy theorizing hasn’t had this big a day in the mainstream since Aunt May won best actress for My Cousin Vinny, but if you were to go by the “well I never” response in the media for a Trump retweet of a #ClintonBodyCount conspiracy theory following the death of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, you’d think his was the first and only example. By a tremendous margin and several hours…


Beto O’Rourke claims it is ‘very hard’ not to believe President Trump’s supporters are not racist

August 12, 2019

Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke said on CNN’s “State of then Union” Sunday that if you vote for President Donald Trump then you are probably racist. “You said to me last week that you thought President Trump was a white nationalist,” host Jake Tapper said. “President Trump won your home state of Texas by nine points. Almost 63 million Americans voted for him. Do you think it is racist to…


Gay Speaker Spouts QAnon Slogan At Trump Rally Hours After FBI Warning About QAnon Was Leaked

August 6, 2019

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); An openly gay Manhattan hairdresser and aspiring actor who leads the group “Walk Away,” recited a QAnon conspiracy theory rallying cry onstage shortly before President Trump addressed the crowd at his rally in Cincinnati on Thursday. “This is not a president who panders to minorities because he needs them,” Brandon Straka said as he warmed up the crowd. “This is a president who serves minorities…


Baltimore Sun journalist on CNN says press should stop being afraid of their bias against ‘evil’ Trump being seen as biased

July 30, 2019

In a stupendous and possibly unprecedented display of absolute clueless lack of self-awareness, a print journalist appearing as a guest on CNN Sunday argued that journalists are afraid to “forcefully” convince people to vote against Trump because then people might mistakenly think of them as biased. What, guy?? Before we go too far down the road of mocking this as a sole voice of incoherence, it’s important to point out…


NBC reporter asks Trump about getting indicted after leaving office—Trump issues a scorching reply

July 28, 2019

President Donald Trump had some harsh words for the reporter who asked him about the potential of being indicted on obstruction of justice Wednesday after former special counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony, according to The Hill. The question came from Hallie Jackson of NBC News. She asked the president if he was concerned that he could be indicted out of office, something Mueller said he believed was possible during his…


Ocasio-Cortez accuses President Trump of ‘sowing violence’ against her, cites police officer’s FB threat​

July 25, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) lashed out at President Donald Trump over a report of a threatening comment on Facebook from a police officer in Louisiana. “This is Trump’s goal when he uses targeted language & threatens elected officials who don’t agree w/ his political agenda,” she tweeted. “It’s authoritarian behavior.” “The President is sowing violence,” she claimed. “He’s creating an environment where people can get hurt & he claims plausible…


Donald Trump is the archetypal far-right charismatic leader. But his magic won’t last | Paul Jackson

The US president’s extreme rhetoric appeals to his supporters. But they will lose interest because his aims are unattainable First “Lock her up!” and “Build that wall!”, now “Send her back!”. Donald Trump’s record of using such slogans to normalise misogyny and stoke prejudice has become exhaustive, and ever more overtly racist. His Twitter feeds have even recycled content from extreme-right groups that historians of fascism like me consider deeply…

July 24, 2019