Month: June 2021

Bill Clinton Takes The Subtlest Of Swings At Donald Trump Over Their Old Golf Photo

Former President Bill Clinton threw some subtle shade in the direction of ex-President Donald Trump on Thursday when he was shown an old photograph of them together at a charity golf tournament. “I just wanna say, I was mostly with Torre and Crystal,” Clinton cracked after seeing the snap. Kimmel then sought to clarify Giuliani’s

Republicans Push To Export Absurd Arizona-Style Election Audits To Other States

Arizona state Senate Republicans’ “audit” of 2020 election results in Maricopa County is so unprofessional and illegitimate that many election officials won’t even refer to it as an audit.  But the GOP’s audit fever is spreading nevertheless: Driven by the same lies about election fraud that underpin the Arizona audit, Republican lawmakers and conservative activists

How Trump’s Removal From Social Media Could Affect His Grasp On The GOP

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the week Facebook said last month that it plans to suspend Donald Trump for at least the next two years, which, coupled with his permanent suspension from Twitter, takes away arguably two of the former president’s biggest political megaphones. A slim majority of voters are OK

Oregon Lawmakers Expel Republican Rep. Mike Nearman Over Capitol Breach

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Lawmakers in Oregon on Thursday night expelled a Republican legislator who let violent, far-right protesters into the Statehouse. Rep. Mike Nearman was the first member of the House to be expelled in its 160-year history. The House voted 59-1 to remove him from the Legislature for disorderly behavior. At an earlier

Biden Wants Mexico To Do More To Stop Immigrants Trying To Cross The US Border

Ahead of a planned visit by Vice President Kamala Harris, the Biden administration wants Mexico to send back more immigrants turned around by the US, take back additional families expelled by border agents, and do more to prevent Mexican airports from being used as pit stops for migration routes, according to government documents obtained by

How Much Do Americans Really Care About Bipartisanship?

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the week Despite the country’s deeply polarized politics, President Biden has suggested he can get the GOP to work with him. But he and his fellow Democrats have struggled to garner Republican support in Congress on big-ticket items, even though polls have shown at least some

Rachel Maddow Warns What May Come Next From Donald Trump’s Supporters

One centers on Republicans’ state-by-state voter suppression efforts.  The other is the wild belief among Trump’s supporters that he’ll be reinstated as president this summer. Maddow pondered the next steps for Trump voters who “truly, earnestly believe this nonsense” that Trump is the rightful president. She asked if they will heed his call to fight for

‘Kneel Before Trump’: George P. Bush Mocked For ‘Selling Out His Own Family’

Texas land commissioner George P. Bush was mocked on social media this week for desperately trying to link himself to former President Donald Trump, who has attacked much of Bush’s famous family. “Like President Trump, I will not sit idly by while our freedoms are under attack,” Bush said in a video announcing his bid for

National Review Confirms ‘Startling’ Report On Trump’s Current Grasp Of Reality

A conservative writer has confirmed a report that former President Donald Trump is telling associates that he expects to be reinstalled as president this summer.  “The scale of Trump’s delusion is quite startling,” National Review senior writer Charles C.W. Cooke wrote on the magazine’s website. Cooke said “an array of different sources” confirmed a report