Colorado’s oil and gas industry goes after reporters and signature gatherers in new fracking fight

As Colorado gears up for another fight over oil and gas drilling near homes and schools, this time the fossil fuel industry is reportedly doing whatever it takes to win. In the latest flare-up, the oil and gas industry used a website to single out…

The Omarosa zeitgeist is just a new spin on the same old distraction

In this week’s episode of “As The Donald Distracts,” our ongoing made-for-media drama produced and directed by the Trump White House, erstwhile sycophantic supporter Omarosa Manigault Newman has turned from trusted inner-circle advisor to fired-and-feared administration antagonist as she peddles her self-serving memoir, “Unhinged.” “I will…

Trump won’t stop tweeting out evidence he’s actively obstructing justice

As special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly examines President Trump’s tweets for evidence of obstruction of justice, Trump began his first morning back at work in nearly three weeks with a string of tweets approvingly quoting a right-wing commentator who wrote that the firing of FBI…

New database shows how Russian tweets inflamed tensions around Charlottesville

As the one-year anniversary of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia passed over the weekend, Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA) hinted at one of the reasons last year’s tensions spiraled out of control so quickly: Russia. As Garrett told CNN, he learned during a…

Republican congressman is still touting fake pro-Israel award from Sacha Baron Cohen

As part of his effort to trick conservative activists and lawmakers into embarrassing themselves on his Showtime series Who is America?, Sacha Baron Cohen presented a fake pro-Israel award to an array of political figures called “70 at 70.” On behalf of a non-existent Israeli outlet called…

Colorado officials headline pro-fossil fuels rally as wildfires devastate state

As Colorado grapples with unprecedented wildfires, some officials in the state are focusing their priorities elsewhere. During a rally in support of fossil fuels on Thursday, state officials argued that support for fracking should transcend party lines as they pushed for new oil and gas…

In desperate tweet, Trump begs Sessions to end Mueller investigation

As the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort begins, President Trump begged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to bring the ongoing criminal investigation of his campaign to an abrupt end. “This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged…