Wrapping up a tale dripping with all the irony of a literary masterpiece, GOP Rep. Tim Murphy of the House Pro-life caucus announced his retirement on Wednesday after a report that he pressured his mistress to have an abortion was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The report included a couple of text messages between Murphy and Shannon Edwards, the Pittsburgh-based forensic psychologist with whom Murphy admitted earlier this year to having an affair.Read More
Trump administration Attorney General/Man Who Permanently Killed Our Appetite for Keebler Products Jeff Sessions has made yet another decision on how the law should be interpreted, and he wants to make it very clear that this isn't because he's a bigot who transparently hides behind "letter of the law" excuses.Read More
I guess when Donald Trump has spent years having diarrhea of the tiny fingertips all over Twitter, it's not too surprising that his old tweets about politics have been relevant to his new position, but their accuracy is still sometimes startling. Today, news broke that Secretary of State/previous Roxxon—SORRY, Exxon—CEO Rex Tillerson had privately called Trump a moron, which he held a press conference to not deny.Read More
No one is using death to advance their politics. We are trying to use politics to prevent deaths.Read More
As we all know, issues of free speech are of the utmost importance to the current U.S. government. Which is why the Department of Justice is trying to force Facebook to disclose information about thousands of people who "liked" an Anti-Trump page. Because you're allowed to freely share your beliefs...as long as they're in support of your President. Or white supremacy.Read More
Normally, the defeat of anyone backed by Trump and Mitch McConnell would feel like a victory, but Luther Strange's opponent and now Republican candidate Roy Moore is so much more terrifying. How terrifying? His biggest supporter in the race was Steve Bannon.Read More
Someone who should've been president once said, "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons." For all the ridiculous things Donald Trump has tweeted about, and all the verifiably false things he's said, there has perhaps been no better demonstration of the truth of Hillary Clinton's words than Trump's angry tweet about an Iranian missile test that didn't happen.Read More
It has been a rough few months since November 9, 2016. W weren't too happy about the election results, and we were in the good company of about 65 million U.S. voters (give or take), despite how many times we've heard that the person they voted for should just "go away." As much as I disagree with that stance, I also was not quite ready for her to go on The Late Show and talk about her loss.Read More
Yesterday, news broke that one-time Trump Campaign Manager/Guy Trump Knows Who Was With the Campaign for a "Very Short Period of Time" Paul Manafort had actually had his phones tapped by the FBI, and Trump defenders—including Clearly Impartial Truth-Teller Julian Assange—celebrated that something their leader said actually resembled reality. That is, if you squinted really hard and did your best not to think of all the ways it was complete nonsense.Read More
Ohio state lawmakers want abortion to be “aggravated murder," Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill would cover abortion services for all women, and more!Read More
Unless they bought a cheap knockoff, in the spirit of their leader.
Trump supporters, who are very concerned that everyone knows exactly how Not Racist they are, are also very mad at Donald Trump for breaking the campaign promises he made to do a bunch of awful things. The signals he's sending, that he might be OK with not throwing a bunch of people out of the country just because of the place of their birth, has his followers extra upset and burning their "Make America Great Again" hats, which is hilarious for so, so many reasons.Read More
And Bernie's own toxicity, too.
An excerpt from Hillary Clinton's memoir accuses Bernie Sanders of doing "lasting damage" to the Democratic Party, and calls out the sexism of some of his supporters.Read More
Trump Team Is Mad CNN Won’t Give Credit (Already Did) for Trump Hurricane Relief Donation (He Hasn’t Made Yet)
I'm not saying that Donald Trump is going to pledge a $1 million Hurricane Harvey relief donation and then not do it. His personal track record with donations is pretty bad, but the intense media scrutiny of being president at least held him to donating his salary as promised so far, so the same will probably happen here. What I am saying is that his team is already using it as blatantly false propaganda.Read More
"If you see a problem in your community that needs fixing or an injustice that needs correcting, and you think, 'Someone ought to do something about that,' guess what? That someone could easily be you."Read More
I see they're experimenting with an ostrich-based solution.
Like kids in a sitcom just shoving the entire contents of a messy room into a closet that's primed to explode, the Trump team has addressed the pay gap along the lines of gender and ethnicity. For some reason, they felt it was important to kill an Obama-era measure to force companies to disclose wage information that would help find inequities. I hope someone lets the White House cleaning staff know that new administration policy holds sweeping things under the rug as the preferred solution.Read More
False news stories, especially about politics, have been circulating online for some time now, with the 2016 election acting as a lightning rod for them. There have also been plenty of hoaxes in the wake of hurricane Harvey's disastrous impacts on Texas, and those two phenomena finally combined for something truly absurd.Read More
I apologize to babies, who are no doubt repelled by Alex Jones.
Perhaps the only thing that equals the magnitude of Donald Trump's media appetite is just how embarrassingly bad the resulting diet is. His Twitter feed is a nightmare hellscape of conspiracy theories and veritable trash people, and he watches about as much far-right media as your drunk uncle who still yells about people getting "Obama phones" and shares misleading pictures of gas prices under President Obama and President Bush.Read More
White House to Cut Off Trans-Related Medical Funding for Military Service Members, Ban Them From Service
The White House is moving closer to follow through on Trump's tweet about banning transgender military service members.Read More
Not Even Donald Trump Is Standing Behind His Charlottesville Statement, and Other Craziness From His Rally in Phoenix
Donald Trump held a rally in Phoenix, Arizona last night, and predictably, his extemporaneous musings made anyone who bought into his recent scripted approach look ridiculous. In a completely off-the-rails display, he managed to misquote himself in an attempt to rewrite history in his favor, lie about whether not he was being broadcast on live TV as he was being broadcast on live TV, talk about pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio for racial profiling, and more.Read More
So just a normal day of @ing strangers with garbage, then?
Pro-Trump rallies previously scheduled for Saturday, September 9 by "ACT For America" have been canceled en masse—67 locations around the country in total—due to concerns about violence. At least, that's their story, but the cancelation comes suspiciously closely following this weekend's events in Boston, where a right-wing "free speech" rally was held, though that speech was kind of hard to hear over the considerably more massive anti-hate protest.Read More