All this Team Trump praise of Manafort is now extremely awkward

Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, reached a plea deal on Friday that includes cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference. Though Manafort was Trump’s campaign manager in the summer of 2016, including during the Republican…

House Republicans run on support for a Balanced Budget Amendment after voting to balloon deficit

“The federal fiscal burden threatens the security, liberty, and independence of our nation,” the 2016 Republican party platform warned. To get off “the path to bankrupting the next generation,” they vowed to “fight for Congress to adopt, and for the states to ratify, a Balanced Budget Amendment.”…

Bernie Declares Victory In DNC Reform Fight

The Democratic Party, still parsing the 2016 primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, on Saturday voted to limit the power of so-called “superdelegates” in selecting the party’s presidential nominee. It’s a win for the party’s left, members of which have voiced concerns that…

All the members of Trumpworld who have been charged with criminal acts

President Trump boasted during the 2016 campaign that he had “the greatest people” and would get “the best people” to join his administration. These days, it seems he can’t catch a break, in terms of the many indictments and criminal investigations into his current and…

Brock Turner loses ‘outercourse’ appeal, has to register as sex offender for life

Brock Turner, a former Stanford swimmer who was convicted of sexual assault back in 2016 but served only three months in prison, lost his appeal on Wednesday. He will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Last month, Turner’s…

Here’s what a new trove of Russian Twitter accounts tell us about Moscow’s support for Jill Stein

While much of the discourse surrounding Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has centered on Donald Trump, Moscow also lent its weight to propping up the candidacy of Green Party nominee Jill Stein. Not only did Stein appear at the 2015…

With the U.S. focused on election interference, Putin puts his energy gambit into action

As the FBI drills down in its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Pentagon vows to build new capabilities to take on Russian weapons, Russia is, in plain sight, also working on a global power grab with its energy gambit. Nord Stream…

Caught in brazen lie, Trump rewrites transcript of Cohen tape to fit his own alternate reality

Just days before the 2016 presidential election, The Wall Street Journal broke news that the National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc. (AMI), had purchased the rights to the story of a former Playboy model, Karen McDougal, who claimed she had an affair with Donald Trump. The…