Month: March 2021

A Court Made It Harder For Prosecutors To Keep Capitol Riot Defendants Behind Bars

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday revived a detention fight over two people charged in the Capitol insurrection and, for the first time, laid out standards that will make it harder for prosecutors to keep alleged rioters behind bars if they’re not charged with assaulting police, conspiracy, or destroying property. In a 2–1

Greta Thunberg Deadpan-Trolls Critics With Response To Shrinking Penises Report

“See you all at the next climate strike,” the Swedish teenage climate activist wrote, quote-tweeting a news story covering the findings on Thursday: The 18-year-old campaigner is frequently attacked by climate-change-denying men ― including ex-U.S. President Donald Trump and his followers ― and it was this demographic that Thunberg’s supporters interpreted as the target of her ding. 

Dominion Voting Sues Fox News For $1.6 Billion Over 2020 Election Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings that the voting company had rigged the 2020 election. It’s the first defamation suit filed against a media outlet by the voting company, which

Ted Cruz Goes Viral For His Spring Break Tank Top

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) hawked his new limited line of Spring Break merchandise on Twitter and immediately became the butt of online jokes. “Show you are a proud member of the CruzCrew,” the Texas Republican tweeted Thursday, promoting two $30 tank tops and a $25 trucker hat featuring a photo of himself and the slogan,

CNN’s Don Lemon Debunks The Go-To Excuse For Racists: ‘I’m Sick Of It, Shut Up!’

CNN’s Don Lemon on Thursday slammed people who spew racist rhetoric and then complain about “political correctness” or “cancel culture” when they are called out for their offensive comments. “Don’t give me that fake ‘I’m being censored’ BS,” said the CNN anchor as he picked apart Rep. Chip Roy’s (R-Texas) defense of inflammatory rhetoric during

Can Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Bill Help Democrats Avoid A Midterm Defeat?

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the week President Biden’s American Rescue Plan is overwhelmingly popular: Seventy percent of adults said they were in favor of the legislation, compared to just 28 percent who opposed the bill, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey.  Support for the bill crossed party lines,

‘Uh-Oh’: Vaping Hannity, Glasses Askew, Totally Unprepared After Commercial Break

Fox News host Sean Hannity gave his viewers the unintentional silent treatment on Thursday night when he was caught off guard as his show came back from a commercial break. He was staring down, apparently reading something, with his glasses askew as he vaped and let out a puff of mist.  Hannity seemed unaware for several

Chuck Schumer Turns Mitch McConnell’s ‘Scorched Earth’ Threat Back On Him

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday dismissed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) threat to go “scorched earth” politics if Democrats abolish the filibuster. In an interview on “The Late Show,” host Stephen Colbert asked Schumer “what could possibly be more scorched earth than the way Mitch McConnell has just run roughshod for the