Category: Politics

Trump sows doubt in Nevada caucuses results before they’re even out

President Donald Trump used the final rally of his extended campaign trip in the West to sow doubt in the results of the Nevada caucuses before they even came in. Trump spoke on Friday, on the eve of the Nevada Democratic caucuses, in Las Vegas despite the state’s Republican Party having cancelled the GOP caucuses. Although his remarks contained many elements of his stump speech that have now become familiar, from jokes about staying in office for more than two terms to his disdain for the Oscar-winning film Parasite, the goal of the first part of the president’s speech was ... Read more

A Bloomberg-Clinton Conspiracy To Shaft Bernie?

Is there a conspiracy between former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton to stop Bernie Sanders? I’m beginning to smell a rat! Here’s how it would work: After Bloomberg’s disastrous debate performance on Wednesday, he has no realistic chance at winning the nomination by amassing primary victories. Nor does Joe Biden after his shellackings in Iowa and New Hampshire. But they do have a good shot of denying Sanders a first ballot majority if they both stay in the race and Bloomberg’s checks continue to flow. And, if Warren, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar stay in the race, winning smaller ... Read more

The Nevada caucuses, explained: start time, how it works, what to expect

Next up, Nevada. The Nevada caucuses are the typically glossed-over third contest in the presidential nominating process. But with the disaster of the Iowa caucuses in the rearview and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on the rise, the western state has more influence — and potential drama — than ever. Nevada caucuses take place on Saturday, February 22; voters will head to caucus sites at 10 am PT/1 pm ET and will start voting around 12 pm PT/3pm ET. We’re no longer in extremely white Iowa and New Hampshire; Nevada is the most diverse of the early states and candidates must ... Read more

Eric Holder Threatens Journalist For Criticizing DOJ: ‘Shut The H-ll Up’

The former U.S. attorney general who personally authorized a baseless surveillance warrant against Fox News reporter James Rosen told a journalist Thursday to “shut the hell up.” Eric Holder, who served as attorney general under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2015, chastised conservative writer Paul Sperry for pointing out that the U.S. attorney who signed the letter closing the case against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was a big-time Democratic donor. “Why don’t you shut the hell up,” Holder wrote on Twitter. “Your bias is showing. I bet you’ve never been a prosecutor or have any idea how ... Read more

Twitter suspends 70 pro-Mike Bloomberg accounts for violating rules

Feb. 22 (UPI) — Twitter has suspended 70 accounts belonging to paid Mike Bloomberg campaign workers for violating its platform rules. The former New York City mayor’s presidential campaign developed a social media strategy to promote his online following. The Los Angeles Times first reported Twitter citing “platform manipulation” in the suspension of these accounts in violation of its Platform Manipulation and Spam Policy. The rules were created to prevent manipulation and fake accounts prevalent among Russian-sponsored troll networks in the 2016 presidential election. Twitter’s policy prohibits the use of such accounts to “artificially amplify or suppress information.” They also ... Read more

Dem Plan for Minimum Wage ‘Just Isn’t Workable’: McDonald’s Ex-CEO

A proposal from Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer to increase the federal minimum wage to $22 per hour would body-slam the economy, according to a former CEO of one of America’s major corporations. Earlier this month, Steyer proposed increasing the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour, to $22 per hour, according to Fox Business. Other major Democratic presidential candidates have lined up behind a $15 minimum wage, according to The Washington Post. Ed Rensi, a former CEO of McDonald’s USA, went off on Steyer’s proposal during a recent appearance on the Fox Business show “Mornings With Maria.” ... Read more

CNN’s Cooper scolds Blagojevich in heated exchange over criminal justice reform

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper grilled Rod Blagojevich, who had his prison sentence commuted by President Trump this week, when the former governor of Illinois said on air Friday evening that he supports criminal justice reform after his time in prison. Why it matters: These heated interactions have grown more common on cable news “in an era of intense political polarization and in an administration defined in part by its overt hostility to the news media. Rarely does a host of Cooper’s stature use such blunt language to criticize a guest, and interviewees seldom respond in kind,” the Washington Post writes. ... Read more

Sotomayor says the Supreme Court puts “a thumb on the scale” for Trump

The Supreme Court voted along party-lines Friday evening to allow a Trump administration rule restricting low-income immigrants’ ability to enter the US to take full effect. All four of the Court’s Democratic appointees dissented, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor writing a sharply worded dissenting opinion accusing her Court of “putting a thumb on the scale in favor of” the Trump administration. “It is hard to say what is more troubling,” Sotomayor wrote. “That the government would seek this extraordinary relief seemingly as a matter of course, or that the Court would grant it.” The Court’s decision in Wolf v. Cook County ... Read more

Before You Celebrate Mardi Gras, Witness The Transfiguration

Lent—the penitential season of the church year that many Christians observe in the weeks leading up to Holy Week and Easter—is quickly approaching. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, celebrated this year on Feb. 26. For some Ash Wednesday is significant mainly because it signals the end of Mardi Gras. The roots of Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, remain unclear, but what is clear is that today it’s essentially an excuse for a party. While the world parties, many in Christendom participate in a different kind of party the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. Protestant churches that follow what is known as ... Read more

Hollywood Icon Clint Eastwood Makes Surprise Bloomberg Endorsement

News Michael Kovac / Getty Images for AFIClint Eastwood attends the 20th Annual AFI Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on Jan. 03, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Michael Kovac / Getty Images for AFI) Clint Eastwood has made a surprising endorsement of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, despite the former mayor’s poor performance at the Democratic debate this week. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the movie maker said that “the politics has gotten so ornery.” He told The Journal that he approves of “certain things that Trump’s done” but wishes he ... Read more