New Poll Shows Beyoncé is the ‘Most Divisive’ Celebrity in America

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. read more

Washington Post: Democrats Have an 11 Point Lead in the Generic Ballot

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. read more

AP: Republicans Begin to ‘Concede Defeat’ In Battle For House Control

The Republican blame game has begun. According to AP’s Steve Peoples,  “Republicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority.”

“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.” read more

Caravan of 1,300 Honduran Migrants Starts Walking to the U.S. Border

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. read more

Devin Nunes’ Hometown Paper Mocks Trump’s Plan to Give Him Medal

Last week we reported that The Fresno Bee, hometown newspaper to GOP Representative Devin Nunes, published a scathing editorial endorsing the Democratic opponent of the conservative congressman.

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. read more

If House Flips, Powerful Democrat Will Demand Trump Tax Returns

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. read more

Turkey Claims to Have Apple Watch Recording of Khashoggi’s Murder

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. read more

The Death Penalty Dies in Malaysia and Washington State

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. read more