Month: February 2021

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

Houston Chronicle Editorial Board Torches Ted Cruz Over Cancun Trip

The Houston Chronicle editorial board called on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to resign over his Cancun debacle in a blistering editorial on Friday. The home state newspaper described Cruz’s vacation during a Texas weather crisis as “foolish, callous and sadly telling of his approach to the job over the past eight years.” “Texans’ anger with Ted Cruz

Heidi Cruz Texted Friends To Organize Cancun Vacation At Ritz-Carlton: NYT

Heidi Cruz, the wife of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), took a leading role in attempting to organize a nearly weeklong escape to Cancun with friends at the Ritz-Carlton while Texas plunged into a cold weather crisis, group text messages obtained by The New York Times revealed Thursday. The report contradicted the senator’s flimsy claim that

Polls On Reopening Schools Are All Over The Map

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the week Being a parent is hard enough — but being a parent during a pandemic is even harder. With many schools physically closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, parents are now balancing their omnipresent concerns over their children’s education, development and emotional well-being with