In an April 29 press release the Department of Justice noted that Simmons “falsely claimed he spent 27 years working for the Central Intelligence Agency” and had pleaded guilty “to major fraud against the government, wire fraud, and a firearms offense.”
Nominating Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential pick was supposed to signal an upward trajectory for Ted Cruz’s flailing presidential campaign, though to most it seemed little more than a last ditch effort to stop Trump from securing the party nomination in Indiana, and later in California, where Fiorina was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010.
The Fox News vs. Trump saga represents a completely dysfunctional relationship: Much of Fox loves Trump’s right-wing politics; Trump loves to bully Fox. Now the latest love/hate chapter is that Trump has agreed to sit for Kelly’s interview, which is weirdly being hyped as a major campaign showdown. (Remember when campaigns were focused on voters, not cable news hosts?)
Peabody Energy’s Chapter 11 filing will likely yield further proof that Big Coal and climate science deniers are in cahoots.
It was already weird enough that the Republican establishment has been rooting for Sanders in the 2016 nomination race, but the responses Luntz highlighted may be part of a long term election strategy.
Rubio’s lays out problem for Trump: The Republican Party will keep on fighting him all the way through this primary season.
Moderators say they don’t plan to mention Trump’s comments about Megyn Kelly, his complaints of unfair treatment, or his absence from Fox’s January debate.
David Greenberg examines the complex relationship between our politics-driven media and our media-driven politics in his new book.
“I think Republicans have to recalibrate immediately. When you make a mistake, say you made a mistake.”
Like the bickering Sam and Diane duo from Cheers sitcom fame, Trump and Fox News obviously belong together (they like all the same things!), but they just can’t get past their stubborn differences.
666 is not only the number of the Beast — it is also, it seems, the number of weeks this election cycle has been going on. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”
Trump told the crowd that Fox News made repeated calls to try to persuade him to change his mind. Fox News told the story differently.
Trevor Noah revealed that something very much like Trump’s great debate ditching occurred just last week — by the president of Uganda.
With Fox News holding the final Republican debate before votes are cast in the Iowa caucuses, the biggest star is someone who might not actually be there.
Donald Trump has announced that he will not be participating in Thursday’s Fox News debate, after the network refused to budge on his demand that Megyn Kelly be removed as a moderator. So is he serious?
Is Trump serious about ditching the debate, or is he just drumming up ratings? In either case, it doesn’t look like the people at Fox are enjoying this.
Trump’s pro-wrestler talk, however, seems like a hint that he might simply be drumming up more ratings for a debate he will indeed attend.
One nation, two realities, one of them populated by the NRA and its GOP henchmen, by extremists who don’t just own guns or like guns, but who sanctify and worship guns and so regard even the most humble effort to check their destructive power as blasphemy against their god.