Month: April 2021

Metal Guitarist Who Stormed Capitol With Bear Spray Is First Rioter To Plead Guilty

Jon Schaffer, a heavy metal guitarist who stormed the U.S. Capitol while wearing an Oath Keepers hat, pleaded guilty to two counts on Friday, becoming the first known Capitol insurrectionist to reach a plea deal with the federal government. Schaffer, a lifetime founding member of the Oath Keepers, admitted that he “forcibly entered the Capitol

It’s Not Just Young White Liberals Who Are Leaving Religion

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the Week Only 47 percent of American adults said they were members of a church, mosque or synagogue, according to recently released polling that was conducted by Gallup throughout last year. It marked the first time that a majority of Americans said they were not members

Fox Host Flames GOP Gov. Kristi Noem For Awful ‘Message To Illegal Immigrants’

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s (R) “message to illegal immigrants” drew a sharp response from Fox Business host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery. Noem, who ex-President Donald Trump has hyped as a potential GOP presidential candidate, bombastically declared on Twitter that her state “won’t be taking any illegal immigrants that the Biden Administration wants to relocate” after

Ted Cruz Shows His True Colors Once Again With Mask Stance

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) faced backlash on Thursday after declaring he’d no longer wear a face mask in the U.S. Capitol or on the Senate floor. Cruz told CNN he was ditching the mask because he and “everybody working in the Senate” have received COVID-19 vaccinations. But that isn’t the case. Not all senators, aides or

Biden Is Already Facing Pushback From His Own Base On Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced his first judicial nominees last month, a slate intended to send a message about his commitment to diversity. Liberals are eager for Biden to reshape the bench after four years on the sidelines, but they’ve also already shown they’re prepared to call him out if his picks don’t embody

Matt Gaetz Billboard Pops Up With Quite The Message

It’s a sign of the times. A billboard popped up in the Florida Panhandle town of Crestview, warning drivers about the local member of Congress: “Matt Gaetz Wants To ‘Date’ Your Child,” the sign reads, according to Northwest Florida Daily News. (See it below.) The message, accompanied by a photo of Gaetz grimacing, was paid for

Why Americans Can’t Resist A Celebrity Political Candidate

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Are Americans in favor of the celebrity politician post-Trump? Seems like it, according to recent polling. The consumer research platform Piplsay found earlier this week that 58 percent of respondents said they would like to see one or both of the actors Matthew McConaughey and Dwayne “The Rock”

Hunter Biden Laughs Off Donald Trump Jr.’s Attacks With A Witty 1-Liner

“That is putting it lightly,” President Joe Biden’s son said during an interview promoting his new memoir, “Beautiful Things,” which among other things details his struggles with crack addiction. Host Jimmy Kimmel asked Biden if he knew or had ever met the eldest son of ex-President Donald Trump, who repeatedly attacked him and his father