In a Tuesday tweet President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off all U.S. financial aid to the country of Honduras if its government does not stop a migrant “caravan” from to the United States.
Laura Ingraham’s ratings are surging, but advertising revenues for her show on Fox News are not.
Several months after a series of boycotts by activists scared off many top national advertisers, big companies are still steering clear of her show. As a result, her show can attract only ‘bottom feeder’ ads from second and third tier companies.
A new poll from Morning Consult shows that in the year 2018 almost everything is political, and even big-name celebrities cannot escape the political ramifications of their words and their actions.
The poll shows that black celebrities who speak out and vocal advocates for the LGBT community are the most politically divisive figures on the Forbes 100 list of the world’s highest-paid entertainers.
Last Friday we reported that Texas Democratic Representative Beto O’Rourke raised over $38 million in the most recent quarter in his campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. These eye-popping fundraising numbers got the attention of the political world, including Democratic operatives and candidates in other states.
Georgia Senator David Perdue has created a new controversy in Georgia politics after he attempted to avoid a college student’s question by ripping the student’s cellphone out of his hand in the midst of a video recording.
Recently Republicans and the mainstream media have been promoting the narrative that Republicans are tightening the race for control of the U.S. House of Representatives. But a new Washington Post/ABC News poll contradicts this narrative, showing Democrats with a very strong 11 percentage point lead in the generic congressional ballot. And independent women voters favor Democrats by an astounding 33 percentage points.
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has released a DNA test that provides “strong evidence’’ she has Native American ancestry. The story was first reported by The Boston Globe.
After receiving the results of the test Senator Warren tweeted:
“The party’s candidates may not go quietly, but from the Arizona mountains to suburban Denver to the cornfields of Iowa, the GOP’s most powerful players this midterm season are actively shifting resources away from vulnerable Republican House candidates deemed too far gone and toward those thought to have a better chance of political survival.”
“And as they initiate a painful and strategic triage, the early Republican-on-Republican blame game has begun as well.”
Two endangered Republicans in Southern California have now been thrown to the wolves by their own party. The Republican Party’s top funding group for congressional races, the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), said it will spend no more money to support Orange County Republicans Dana Rohrabacher and Mimi Walters.
Saudi Arabia said Sunday it will respond in kind to threats against it after President Donald Trump’s warning of “severe punishment” over the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi response came after the Tadawul stock exchange in Riyadh dropped by 7 percent during the week’s first day of trading, with 182 of its 186 listed stocks showing losses.
In Donald Trump’s world everything is for sale, even the names and addresses of his supporters. It was reported yesterday by The New York Times that political consultants close to the president are making available a list with the email addresses and cellphone numbers of millions of his supporters. Proceeds will go to the Trump campaign.
A caravan of over 1,300 people left yesterday from Honduras, beginning a journey to the United States where members of the caravan hope to seek asylum as refugees. The group was composed primarily of families, including many women carrying babies. The beginning of their journey was marked by the desperation which underlies their struggle for existence in their home country where life has become almost intolerable.
After President Trump on Thursday said that Nunes deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom the Bee once again had a lot to say, this time about Nunes’ worthiness for such an honor. Trump said Nunes was deserving of a medal because he is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and he led congressional investigations into potential conspiracy with Russians during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. But the editors of the newspaper did not agree.
Another Democratic leader of the House of Representatives is anxiously awaiting his chance to become chairman of a powerful House committee. Of course for that to happen Democrats must take control of the House after November’s elections. But if it does, Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts will become chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, and as a result will be in a position to demand to see a copy of all of President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Officials in Turkey have in their possession an Apple Watch audio recording of the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Khashoggi was reportedly wearing the Apple Watch when he entered the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul over a week ago. AP said the story was first reported Saturday by a Turkish newspaper, Sabah. This is the pro-government newspaper that Turkish security officials have been using to leak information to the public about the Khashoggi case.
Opponents of the death penalty are quietly celebrating today as two new legal jurisdictions have taken steps to stop all executions within their borders.
The new government of the Asian country of Malaysia just announced that it will abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions. Asian human rights groups immediately hailed the announcement as a major advance in their efforts.