Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Monday, April 23, 2018

Trump’s Vote Suppressor Hit With Contempt, Legal Fees

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

Trump’s voter suppression czar Kris Kobach just got hit with a double whammy in federal court. Republican U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson found the Kansas secretary of state in contempt of court for failing to comply with her 2016 preliminary injunction against his voter ID scheme.

And on top of that, she directed him to pay the ACLU’s legal fees stemming from the organization’s motion filing.

Kobach has worked for years to push burdensome ID requirements on voters. His scheme has led to more than 36,000 Kansans being shunted from the voter rolls, often without realizing it until they went to the polls.…

Read More

Bolton Raised And Spent Millions For His Own Superpac — And Still Can

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

For John Bolton, warmongering abroad and partisan politics at home go hand in hand. As Bolton has advocated waging war on Iran and North Korea in recent years, he has built an empire of political influence with two political action committees that spread his hawkish views and support like-minded Republican candidates.

Since 2013 the Bolton PAC and Super PAC have raised more than $23 million and spent more than $14.1 million on Republican candidates and causes, according to FEC records. While previous national security advisers such as Condoleezza Rice and Henry Kissinger have become political stars in the Republican Party, none has played the role of kingmaker that Bolton aspires to.…

Read More