Politics

Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race
Doug Jones
NYTimes | BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Doug Jones, a Democratic former prosecutor who mounted a seemingly quixotic Senate campaign in the face of Republican dominance here, defeated his scandal-scarred opponent, Roy S. Moore, after a...
The U.S. Media Suffered Its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened
TheIntercept | Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives...
Officials Announce First DoD-Wide Audit
Pentagon
Defense.gov | WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 — The Defense Department is starting the first agencywide financial audit in its history, Pentagon officials announced today. Defense Department Comptroller David L. Norquist and chief Pentagon...
Summers Warns "1000s Will Die" But Who Are The Real Winners & Losers From Trump's Tax Reform?
Larry Summers
ZeroHedge | While many in the 'resistance' have vociferously denounced the Senate tax reform bill in the last 48 hours, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers took the proverbial biscuit by warning that "thousands will die as a...
Trump lawyer claims the "President cannot obstruct justice"
Trump
Axios | John Dowd, President Trump's outside lawyer, outlined to me a new and highly controversial defense/theory in the Russia probe: A president cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice. The "President cannot obstruct...
Spotlight back on Trump harassment accusations
Trump
TheHill | Sexual harassment allegations against President Trump were thrust back into the spotlight Monday after three of his accusers banded together for a media tour. Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks recounted...
Senate Bill’s Marginal Rates Could Top 100% for Some
Mitch
WSJ | WASHINGTON—Some high-income business owners could face marginal tax rates exceeding 100% under the Senate’s tax bill, far beyond the listed rates in the Republican plan. That means a business owner’s next $100 in...
Lobbyists Bring Holiday Cheer to Lawmakers and Congressional Staff With Glitzy Parties
Lobbying
TheIntercept | As lawmakers scramble to place the final touches on the biggest overhaul of the United States tax code in three decades, lobbyists hope to bring some holiday cheer with a lavish schedule of daily holiday parties and...
ABC News suspends Brian Ross over 'serious error' in Flynn report
Brian Ross
FoxNews | ABC News announced Saturday that Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross had been suspended for four weeks without pay over a botched "exclusive" about former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Ross'...
“This is Really Total Bullsh*t”: John Podesta Melts Down At Student Event Over Unscripted Questions
Podesta
GatewayPundit | Former Clinton campaign chair John Podesta is having a difficult time since President Trump won the White House. The perpetual sufferer of  ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome,’ freaked out during a talk titled “One Year Later...
Trump may replace Tillerson with Pompeo: reports
Pompeo
TheHill | President Trump is reportedly planning to oust Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonState Dept official in charge of Tillerson’s agency overhaul resigns after three months State Department wracked by...
Conyers Steps Down From House Judiciary Committee Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
TownHall | Embattled Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) announced Sunday that he will step down as a ranking member of the Congressional House Judiciary Committee as new sexual assault allegations come to light against the senior Democratic...
Bill Clinton Faces Sexual Assault Accusations From Four More Women
Bill Clinton
ZeroHedge | In a stunning revelation that could leave an indelible stain on the Clintons’ political legacy and possibly quash Hillary Clinton's dreams of running for president again in 2020, the Daily Mail is reporting that four...
NYT reporter calls for Twitter to censor images of Biden inappropriately touching women, children
Creepy Joe
BigLeaguePolitics | In the wake of new reports about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. having inappropriate contact with women and children, as well as a resurgence of videos and images of his conduct, Nicole Perlroth of The New...
BuzzFeed Can’t Dodge Libel Liability for Dodgy Dossier, DOJ Finds
BuzzFeed
Sputnik | The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has thrown out viral media company BuzzFeed’s argument that their revelation of the infamous Fusion GPS Trump-Russia dossier was part of their “fair reporting privilege.” BuzzFeed has...
Flynn to plead guilty to lying to FBI about conversations with Russia's ambassador
Flynn
CNN | Washington (CNN)Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn will plead guilty Friday to "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI about conversations with Russia...
Trump: ‘I don’t see a deal’ to avoid government shutdown
Capital
TheHill | President Trump on Tuesday cast doubt on Washington’s ability to avoid a government shutdown, writing on Twitter that he didn’t believe a deal could be reached with Democrats. The tweet came hours before Trump is to...
"It's A Designed Cover-Up" - Powerful Democratic Congressman John Conyers Sexually Harassed Staffers
ZeroHedge | Update: Conyers has told The Associated Press that he hasn't settled any sexual harassment complaints with any staff members. Conyers, who answered the door at his Detroit home Tuesday morning, says he knows nothing...