Michael Treiman, a manager at a solar company, announced in April that he was running against Binghamton, New York, Mayor Richard David, a Republican. Treiman dropped out a week later after being threatened both online and on his property. Four hours after Treiman went on local radio to discuss his challenge, he received emails, directed at his wife and three children, expressing “heinous attempts to scare me off,” he later said.
As an avalanche of security issues distracts the Trump administration in its third week, two ranking Democratic senators have sent letters of inquiry to the White House regarding the staff’s possession of private Republican National Committee email accounts; the president’s use of a personal, unsecured smartphone; and reports of mishandling sensitive documents during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago in Florida over the weekend.
When Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote that put the billionaire Betsy DeVos in charge of the Department of Education, his action highlighted once again the curious alliance between the most libertine president in American history and the most politically powerful flock of evangelical Christians Washington has ever seen.
According to Newsweek, senior Trump administration staffers including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer, and Steve Bannon have active accounts on a Republican National Committee email system. The system (rnchq.org) is the same one the Bush administration was accused of using to evade transparency rules after claiming to have “lost” 22 million emails.
Since Election Day, millions of Americans have been talking seriously about gulags, fascism, 1930s Germany and moving to Canada. Trump’s genuine—not fake-news—authoritarian tendencies rightly terrify progressives.
Based on his promises and the records of his appointees, Donald Trump will enter the White House one day before the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling as possibly the most anti-choice president in 50 years. What does this mean for the future of women’s health in America?
How Marina Abramović, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, Comet Ping Pong and the “blood libel” are all connected in one giant fake news conspiracy.
Razor-thin margins in key battleground states delivered the election for Trump, who stands at 290 electoral votes despite Clinton’s nearly 2-million-vote edge in the popular vote.
As mayor of New York City, Giuliani gained national recognition for his post-9/11 actions, but Giuliani’s few foreign policy forays as mayor at times turned into minor international incidents.
Women voted against Donald Trump by one of the most significant gender gap margins in history, but their support for Hillary Clinton was tinged with ambivalence.
Among his greatest hits: Stone takes credit for bringing down Client 9—otherwise known as former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer—by parlaying intel he got from an off-duty prostitute he met in a sex club into an FBI tip about a Democrat who hired hookers and never removed his socks. Before that, he organized the so-called Brooks Brothers riot in the Miami-Dade County clerk’s office that stopped the 2000 election recount and arguably gave America the presidency of George W. Bush
It might well turn out to be the case that Donald Trump will become the foundation for a Broad Coalition of women who will elect a first woman president.
Clinton’s email habits look positively transparent when compared with the subpoena-dodging, email-hiding, private-server-using George W. Bush administration. Between 2003 and 2009, the Bush White House “lost” 22 million emails.
But take a moment away from pawing through the tens of thousands of her personal and professional emails now on public view and consider the long list of elected and appointed Republicans who have done exactly the same thing as Clinton—and worse.