Month: August 2021

ICE Prosecutors Have Been Told To No Longer Use A Biden Memo That Provided More Power To Decide Which Immigration Cases To Drop

US immigration prosecutors were told Friday they should not use a Biden administration memo that gave them broad discretion in which cases they decide to pursue, according to an internal email obtained by BuzzFeed News. The email indicates that a federal ruling issued Thursday blocking the Biden administration’s policy to limit who ICE officials prioritize

Texas Democrats Return, End 38-Day Holdout Over Voting Bill

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A standoff in Texas over new voting restrictions that gridlocked the state Capitol for 38 consecutive days ended Thursday when some Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., dropped their holdout, paving the way for Republicans to resume pushing an elections overhaul. It abruptly and messily drew to a close one of

GOP Leader Who Fought Against Vaccine Dies After Weekslong Battle With Coronavirus

Pressley Stutts, a Republican leader in South Carolina who fought COVID-19 vaccination efforts, died on Thursday of the coronavirus after a weekslong battle, including six days spent on a ventilator, The Greenville News reported. Stutts, a 64-year-old veteran, frequently shared conspiracy theories about the virus, the vaccines and the 2020 election on Facebook, including in posts

Mike Lindell Is Hiding A County Clerk Amid FBI Probe Of A Vote Data Leak: Report

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has provided a secret safe house for a Colorado county clerk amid an FBI investigation into a leak of voting machine passwords in the county to a presumed QAnon leader, Vice News reported Thursday. Lindell told Vice that he initially took Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters to Texas after she spoke at his

Donald Trump Yells Question About People Missing Him And You Know What Happened Next

Donald Trump hit his keyboard caps lock button and yelled a simple question in a statement on his website Friday ― the day some Trump-supporting conspiracy theorists believe he’ll be reinstated as president. “DO YOU MISS ME YET?” the twice-impeached former president demanded to know after reeling off a list of what he considered President

How The Infrastructure Deal Might Test The Limits Of Popular Bills

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Something rare just happened in Congress. During an era defined by extreme partisan animosity, Republican and Democratic senators came together on Tuesday to pass a $1.1 trillion infrastructure package that invests billions of dollars in roads, bridges and infrastructure projects; provides federal funding to modernize public transportation and

Mary Trump Rips McConnell As ‘Greatest Traitor’ Since Robert E. Lee, With 1 Difference

Mary Trump has delivered a scathing critique of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a new essay, describing the Kentucky Republican as “the most dangerous Republican enabler” of her uncle, Donald Trump. In a lengthy article for The New Republic published Thursday, the former president’s niece slammed McConnell as “the greatest traitor to this country” since Confederate

Mike Lindell Loses It On CNN Reporter As His Cyber Symposium Disintegrates

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s disastrous “Cyber Symposium” concluded on Thursday without offering any of the promised evidence of fraud in the 2020 election.  But when confronted by a CNN reporter, Lindell claimed he couldn’t show the evidence, as he’d promised, because of something-something, the media.   “I have that proof with my people that we’re bringing