Month: May 2021

Biden Is Planning To Make Big Changes To How The US Handles Asylum-Seekers At The Border

The Biden administration is planning to dramatically reshape how asylum-seekers are processed in order to prevent an increase to the backlog of immigration court cases, potentially cutting the waiting period for some applicants by years, according to government documents obtained by BuzzFeed News. The policy, which has been months in the making and was first

Matt Gaetz Suggests Shooting People In Silicon Valley For ‘Cancel’ Culture

Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Florida Republican under federal investigation for alleged sex trafficking, suggested Thursday that followers should use their Second Amendment rights against social media companies that silence conservatives. “The internet’s hall monitors out in Silicon Valley, they think they can suppress us, discourage us,” he said at a rally in Dalton, Georgia, co-hosted

Someone Unfurled A Huuuuge ‘Trump Won’ Banner At Yankee Stadium. It Didn’t Last Long.

A massive banner pushing ex-President Donald Trump’s election lies was unfurled during the New York Yankees-Toronto Blue Jays game on Thursday. But the sign — which falsely declared that “Trump Won” and urged people to “Save America” — didn’t stay in place for long. Security staff at Yankees Stadium swiftly confiscated the banner and hauled off

The New York Mayoral Election Is No Longer Andrew Yang’s To Lose

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. The race for New York City mayor is tightening Let me take you back to 2013. Everyone had “Get Lucky” stuck in their heads, TikToks were called Vines, and former Rep. Anthony Weiner and then-City Council Speaker Christine Quinn led in early polls of the Democratic primary for

Twitter Erupts After Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Breaks Out ‘Mexican Accent’

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) broke out what she called her “really bad Mexican accent” during a speech on Thursday night in Dalton, Georgia, and many on social media agreed: It was really bad.  Greene, who has promoted QAnon conspiracy theories, claimed President Joe Biden and other Democrats were “in business of helping the cartels” in

Ex-Secret Service Agent Details ‘Shockingly’ Racist Abuse Endured By Michelle Obama

A former Secret Service agent has detailed the racist abuse that was leveled at Michelle Obama during her time as first lady, and her frustration and inability as an assigned protector to do anything about it. “I could do nothing,” Evy Poumpouras told Insider in an article published Wednesday. “There’s freedom of speech in the

Veterans Group Hits Josh Hawley With A Damning New Nickname

Sen. Josh Hawley has a blistering new moniker: “Hate Crime Hawley.” VoteVets, a progressive political action committee, debuted the damning nickname for the Missouri Republican in an online ad released Thursday. The group, which works to elect Democratic veterans to Congress, used the spot to call out Hawley’s opposition last month to the COVID-19 Hate

GOP Group Busts A Big Republican Talking Point Using Donald Trump’s Own Words

Ex-President Donald Trump’s vitriolic blog posts are used to dispel a major Republican talking point in a conservative group’s damning new ad. “Republicans say they want to move on past the 2020 election,” the narrator begins in Republican Accountability Project’s latest spot, released Thursday. The 76-second clip cuts to various screenshots of Trump’s blog, where