Trump State Department Aide Federico Klein Arrested In Capitol Riot

Capitol riot investigators just nabbed one of the ex-president’s men. Federico Klein, a midlevel State Department aide under former President Donald Trump, was arrested in Virginia Thursday in connection with the siege, the FBI told Politico. Klein, identified on video as struggling with officers and assaulting them with a stolen riot shield, was charged with

What Americans Think About The Minimum Wage And Their Governors

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. And this week, we’re switching up the format a little; let us know your thoughts on it (or any other form you’d like to see Pollapalooza take) by shooting us an email. Raising the minimum wage is popular Democrats got some bad news last week when the Senate

Paul Gosar Spoke At A White Nationalist Conference. The GOP Doesn’t Care.

Last week a sitting U.S. congressman delivered a keynote speech at a white nationalist conference in Florida.  “Wow, what a group,” Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) said as he took his place behind a podium emblazoned with the letters “AFPAC” — an acronym for America First Political Action Conference, the second annual gathering of the white nationalist

Twitter Users Mock QAnon As Biggest Trump Prophecy Yet Falls Apart

Members of the group believed Trump would take office again on March 4, which was the traditional Inauguration Day date until 1933. In response, security was increased around the U.S. Capitol and the House wrapped up business on Wednesday amid concerns over the potential for new violence in the area.  Source:

Golden Donald Trump Statue At CPAC Has Twitter Warning Idol Worshippers

Video of the statue being admired as it’s wheeled into place prompted people on social media to compare it to a much older example of idol worship.  Trump is scheduled to speak at the gathering on Sunday, but it looks like his presence is already being felt. Bloomberg’s William Turton posted the clip:  And social

John Boehner Tells Ted Cruz To ‘Go F**k Yourself’ In Rogue Audiobook Aside: Report

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) still seems to despise Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ― and he took an off-script detour from recording his new audiobook to declare it. In a rogue moment while recording the audio for his memoir, Boehner exclaimed: “Oh, and Ted Cruz, go fuck yourself,” Axios reported Thursday, citing two unnamed

Democrats Are Split Over How Much The Party And American Democracy Itself Are In Danger

Facing a Republican Party with a growing anti-democratic contingent, Democrats are debating what to do — to bolster their party and, in the view of some in the party, American democracy itself. At the heart of the discussion is how much structural reform do the nation’s governmental and electoral systems need. This debate is largely

CPAC Canceled An Anti-Semite. Here Are The Extremists They Didn’t Cancel.

The theme of the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference is “America Uncanceled.” But this week, just days before CPAC was set to kick off in Orlando, Florida, conference organizers announced they’d had to cancel one of their own scheduled speakers.  “We have just learned that someone we invited to CPAC has expressed reprehensible views that

Biden’s $15 Minimum Wage Proposal Just Died In The Senate

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s goal of increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour was dealt a likely fatal blow Thursday when a Senate official ruled the policy cannot be contained in the upcoming COVID-19 aid bill. It is Biden’s first major policy defeat, and a sign of how much difficulty he will have