Robert Mueller requests Trump-related portion of Manafort’s trial be kept secret because it revealed ‘substantive’ evidence

https://twitter.com/ShimonPro/status/1027557606821441536 While the FoxNews crowd celebrates Manafort trial Judge TS Elilis' taunts toward the Mueller team, ignoring the fact that he today apologized, those of us in the land of reality got an interesting tidbit today. From CNN: In a filing Thursday, Mueller's team said it wanted to keep a discussion between trial attorneys and … Continue reading Robert Mueller requests Trump-related portion of Manafort’s trial be kept secret because it revealed ‘substantive’ evidence

Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin

We still have essentially no details regarding Trump's summit with Putin, which should be a scandal in and of itself, but here's something new to wonder about. Senator Rand Paul says he delivered a letter on behalf of President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin, in person. https://twitter.com/RandPaul/status/1027186813587337216 Congratulation Senator, now your a mailman traitor! … Continue reading Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin

Jon Stewart Tried to Warn us of the GOP’s love affair with Vladimir Putin back in 2014

https://twitter.com/Noahpinion/status/1026150926271143936 So this is a thing that is happening, but maybe it shouldn't be so surprising. After all, Jon Stewart warned us back in 2014. The GOP has a love affair with Vladimir Putin. Stewart makes a great point, among many. It’s funny how Republicans just love Putin’s dictatorial style, while they accuse Obama of … Continue reading Jon Stewart Tried to Warn us of the GOP’s love affair with Vladimir Putin back in 2014

Mike Pence Once Wrote that a President Should Be Impeached for Moral Failings

Mike Pence used to document his opinions on the website for his old radio show. In one of his columns, Pence argued that the president should be held to a higher moral standard than your average American. These writings were recently brought to light by CNN’s KFile and by Splinter in 2016. They were originally posted in the late 1990s. Mike … Continue reading Mike Pence Once Wrote that a President Should Be Impeached for Moral Failings

Investigation proves there was no cyberattack on the FCC

Following a full investigation by the Federal Communication Commission’s inspector general, what was believed to be a cyberattack on the FCC filing system last May was not a cyberattack at all. Nope. Instead, it was a combination of a drastic increase in traffic (see democracy in action) and flaws in the system’s design. On May … Continue reading Investigation proves there was no cyberattack on the FCC

Rick Gates: I committed bank and tax fraud at Paul Manafort’s direction

Rick Gates was on the witness stand today in the trial of Paul Manafort, he confirmed that he committed crimes with Manafort, and embezzled “hundreds of thousands” of dollars. “Did you commit crimes with Mr. Manafort?” the prosecutor asked. “Yes,” Gates responded. Gates, who is a former business partner of Manafort, testified that he joined … Continue reading Rick Gates: I committed bank and tax fraud at Paul Manafort’s direction

America’s electoral system gives the Republicans advantages over Democrats

Great article over at the Economist about how the US Constitution, our first-past-the-post voting system, and demographic changes give Republicans a significant advantage in legislative elections. The source of this discrepancy is that Democrats will win their seats with big majorities in fewer districts, whereas Republicans will prevail by narrower margins in a larger number of districts. … Continue reading America’s electoral system gives the Republicans advantages over Democrats