Don’t worry folks, your daily dose of #EndorseThis is not turning Republican. Even if it were, we wouldn’t give much airtime to Newt Gingrich, former GOP Speaker of the House whose bogus “Contract with America” was voided almost two decades ago. But credit where credit is due. In today’s clip, Gingrich tells President Trump’s giddy […]
When Newt Gingrich humiliates himself by smearing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, it is all too easy to dismiss the former speaker. As a disgraced politician who left office under an ethical cloud, following a decade spent debasing American discourse, Gingrich has no standing to criticize Mueller, a decorated Vietnam veteran who enjoys broad bipartisan esteem […]
With its echoes of Richard Nixon’s infamous “Saturday Night Massacre” during Watergate, to fire Robert Mueller sounds like an insane, almost suicidal proposition. And yet when asked by George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’ This Week whether the president would promise not to interfere with the special counsel probe, his lawyer Jay Sekulow offered no such guarantee — feeding speculation about what Trump might do.
Russian fake news operations, along with Newt Gingrich and Sean Hannity, have promoted the idea that Hillary Clinton is responsible for the murder of Seth Rich, a young DNC employee. It is an all too familiar trope.
Lest anyone consider Kimmel too partisan, he then opened up a friendly dialogue via remote with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who said publicly that any health care bill should pass “the Jimmy Kimmel test,” meaning every child in America must be fully insured.
The comic naturally found that pleasing, but pressed Cassidy toward a broader and more democratic definition. And before the senator departed, Kimmel presented him with a new, improved, and much more radical “Jimmy Kimmel test” for American health care, plus an obvious way to pay for it.
If Trump wasn’t so scary, he’d be ridiculous, but he is ridiculous as well as being really really scary. Those are the two realities we all need to hold simultaneously in our heads. And it hurts.
Donald Trump has inspired so much fear among his Republican comrades that he no longer has to issue harsh tweets when they misbehave. They do it themselves.
Stephen Colbert realized that Newt Gingrich may not understand the difference between “whoopy-making” and felonious assault.
Would Gingrich use the same logic to prosecute visitors to white supremacist websites like StormFront, or anyone who uses the hashtag #whitegenocide? Right wing extremists commit terrorism, too — just as much as any radical cult. Does Gingrich want thought police?
What media coverage of the terror strikes tends to obscure is that the strategy pursued by Obama is gradually destroying ISIS, as its thugs surrender one city after another.
Before Trump stomped onto the scene last year, the Republican consensus on trade was nearly unanimous. Now, Trump has another problem: All of his potential vice presidents are free traders.
After two prominent senators, Bob Corker and Joni Ernst, withdrew their names as possible Donald Trump running mates, the Republican nominee is left with an increasingly shorter VP short-list.
While Donald Trump has dominated the airwaves with vitriolic hate against Muslims and immigrants this elections season, he isn’t the only Republican pushing an Islamophobic agenda.
Right-wing media personalities — each with their own records of anti-LGBT smears — used the June 12 Orlando massacre, in which a gunman wielding an assault weapon killed 49 people and injured 53 others at a gay nightclub, to lecture the LGBT community.
We know Republicans are responsible for Trump, because you can be assured they’ll take credit for him if he wins. Here’s a quick review of who deserves the most blame.
The Fox News hosts actually mounted a decent rebuttal — illustrating how the other campaigns have failed to exploit the media as effectively as The Donald.
Karl Marx’s piercing insight can be applied to the “Clinton scandals,” now playing again, courtesy of the Congressional Republicans and especially the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
David Bossie lacks the skill and style of a truly dangerous gremlin like Roger Stone – and his rote recitations of old “scandal” memes aren’t difficult to refute.
Unlike Newt Gingrich, whose own serial adulteries became a national joke, Dennis Hastert was evidently never suspected of any such “misconduct,” as the indictment described it. Republicans keep telling everyone how shocked they are, but they really shouldn’t be. Here’s why.
Conservative ideologues, in their quest to cut government, cut everything. But Gingrich, bless his black little heart, wants the NIH budget doubled again.
As Newt Gingrich champions government spending on not only infrastructure, but on commerce, art, and medicine as well, he echos the demands of president John Quincy Adams.
Conservative reformers appreciate the attention; they’re also concerned that the legislation can only pass if they, and not President Barack Obama and civil rights leaders, are the faces of changes.