On Friday, the Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit against Trump’s campaign, Russia, and WikiLeaks for conspiring to fix the 2016 election “to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic Party and disseminating stolen material found there,” the Washington Post reports.
Republican prospects this November are so bad that some are already writing off the House and worrying about trying to hold on to the Senate. And now there’s more evidence of trouble ahead: Their base of older, educated white voters is abandoning them.
South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy has been viciously hyper-partisan since the day he rode the 2010 tea party wave to Congress, but now he says his heart was never really in it. “It’s not who I am,” the congressman insisted in an interview with Vice News.
Nevada Republican Dean Heller is in an incredibly tough fight to keep his Senate seat, and his new election promise to destroy health care isn’t likely to help him. During a private luncheon at the Nevada Republican Men’s club, Heller re-upped the incredibly tired vow to repeal Obamacare.
It’s the number-one phrase used in the immediate wake of tragic shootings by pro-gun politicians unwilling to take any action whatsoever. It has become so cliche, in fact, that after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, 17-year-old survivor Cameron Kasky took to Facebook and wrote, “Please don’t pray for me. Your prayers do nothing.”
Pruitt was already under a cloud of suspicion for the extremely sweet deal he had on a condo in Washington, D.C., owned by a powerful lobbyist and his wife, where he paid a mere $50 a night. And not even every night — just the nights he stayed there. Now it turns out that investment paid dividends.