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Chuck Schumer: When Jeff Sessions Was Confirmed ‘It Turned My Stomach’

Jeff Poor, Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) elaborated on his party’s efforts to slow the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s cabinet appointees, including Jeff Sessions, who was confirmed earlier in the day by the U.S. Senate. Host Rachel Maddow told Schumer she had been told by former

Trump will be ‘biggest change agent’ in US history, Judge Jeanine Pirro says

Justice With Judge Jeanine,  In her Opening Statement on Saturday, Judge Jeanine Pirro said President Trump has been “fearless” in his campaign and predicted he will be considered the “biggest change agent in the history of the United States.” Pirro praised Trump’s inaugural address as “straightforward” and “direct”, and criticized MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for calling

It’s Donald Trump’s Inauguration, But the Establishment Still Acts Like He’s the Party Crasher

Daniel J. Flynn, Donald J. Trump gave the thumbs-up sign upon making his way to the Western balcony of the Capitol on Friday. Some took it as a middle finger. Barack Obama looked like he had just watched the end of The Sixth Sense for the first time when he saw his successor arrive. The

Trump to meet with CIA, FBI and DNI chiefs on Friday

Donald Trump planned to meet with the heads of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Friday, a spokesman for the U.S. Republican president-elect said. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Sean Spicer said CIA Director John Brennan, FBI Director James Comey and DNI’s

Perfect Pence, Now that was a #Debate

Michael Reagan, The Mike Pence-Tim Kaine bout Tuesday night wasn’t the main event of 2016. It was what they call in boxing an “undercard” match. It was a contest between two natural lightweights – the VP candidates. There was no exciting 12th round knock out. But Pence and Kaine engaged in a good, spirited political

Clinton’s top five vice presidential picks

Picking the right vice presidential candidate will be a key decision for Clinton as she looks to strengthen her campaign for the fall. Here are the candidates getting the most buzz in Clintonworld. The former governor turned senator has become a favorite among Clinton insiders. They see the centrist as a rising star in the

The Media vs. Trump story that’s been overlooked: Freedom of Speech

Bill Wyman,CJR.org The phenomenon of the Republican presidential frontrunner has convulsed the media class for almost a year now. Donald Trump has defied every expectation and shown himself impervious to the scientific laws of politics.  His relationship to the media will be marveled about long after the instant histories of the 2016 election are forgotten.

Ann Coulter is Right About Soccer, But Didn’t Go Far Enough

Cathy Reisenwitz  Last week, Ann Coulter got some liberal panties in a twist when she pointed out the reality that unlike American sports like football, baseball, basketball, and hockey (what’s yours is ours, Canada), soccer is a sport for whiny, collectivist, European pansies. And of course, like usual, she was right. But I’d argue that

Ann Coulter: Statistical analysis shows 4% of NYT reporters are serial killers

 The New York Times has been touting a study purporting to show that 4 percent of death row inmates have been “falsely convicted.” “Falsely convicted” is not “innocent.” But after being processed through the lawyer-to-journalist telephone game, “insignificant procedural errors” quickly becomes “27 guys didn’t do it!” What the study actually shows is that those