Bernie Sanders raises $15 million in first quarterly report

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders collected about $15 million in contributions in the first quarter since he entered the race, the Sanders campaign announced Thursday. The haul confirms Mr. Sanders’ standing as the chief rival to front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose campaign said she is on track for a record-breaking $45 million for the quarter… Continue reading

AFL-CIO Leaders Warned Not To Back Sanders

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Union leaders are prohibited from backing candidates, much as they want to get behind Bernie. Richard Trumka has a message for state and local AFL-CIO leaders tempted to endorse Bernie Sanders: Don’t. In a memo this week to state, central and area divisions of the labor federation, and obtained by POLITICO,… Continue reading

Jeb Bush’s Questionable Business Deals

The Washington Post described many of Jeb Bush’s past business dealings in an article entitled, Jeb Bush dogged by decades of questions about business deals In early 1989, seven weeks after his father moved into the White House, Jeb Bush took a trip to Nigeria. Nearly 100,000 Nigerians turned out to see him over four days… Continue reading

Woman Who Says Confederate Flag Isn’t Racist Is Related To Director Of KKK

By: Laura Meyers Don’t you hate it when people call you out for being the racist pig that you really are? It’s so annoying. Anna Robb is a co-owner of a confederate flag-friendly store called Dixie Outfitters in Branson, Missouri with her husband, Nathan Robb. She says that flag “has nothing to do with slavery,” but… Continue reading

Yet Another Unhinged Rant As Bill O’Reilly Attacks Liberals And Supreme Court

Bill O’Reilly, who somehow still has a job over at Fox “news” despite the accusations of spousal abuse, and the fact that he has a Brian Williams problem of his own, was off the rail again this Monday night during his Talking Points Memo, ranting and raving about the Supreme Court rulings on the Affordable Care… Continue reading

What will Christie’s 2016 run mean for N.J.?

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s run for president is expected to have a ripple effect on New Jersey politics and policies, emboldening politicians already angling to replace him in Trenton and making it tougher for the Republican governor to chalk up any big second term accomplishments. Christie will declare his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential… Continue reading

Bill Maher: Donald Trump is a ‘Frankenstein Monster’ created by the tea party

Late-night talk show host Bill Maher unloaded on Donald Trump, one of the newest GOP presidential candidates, Friday night, calling him a “Frankenstein monster that was created with the tea party” who isn’t going away anytime soon. “This is your worst nightmare,” Mr. Maher said on his HBO Show “Real Time,” Mediaite reported Friday. Media pundits… Continue reading

Claire McCaskill Is Wrong–Bernie Sanders Is Not Too Liberal, Hillary Clinton Is Too Conservative

Claire McCaskil, a supporter of Hillary Clinton, claimed that Bernie Sanders is, “is too liberal to gather enough votes in this country to become president” on Morning Joe. Sanders replied in an interview with Bloomberg News: “To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time that a colleague has attacked me,” said Sanders, a… Continue reading

Martin O’Malley hits Hillary Clinton with Benghazi attack, faults ‘Twitter’ diplomacy

Democratic presidential underdog Martin O’Malley took a swipe Friday at front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton for mishandling the Arab Spring revolution in Libya and the subsequent deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. “We must recognize that there are real lessons to be learned from the tragedy in Benghazi: Namely, we need to know… Continue reading

Whiny Mike Huckabee Thinks SCOTUS Can Go F*ck Itself

Mike Huckabee has much to spew about the SCOTUS marriage equality decision: “The Supreme Court has spoken with a very divided voice on something only the Supreme Being can do-redefine marriage. I will not acquiesce to an imperial court any more than our Founders acquiesced to an imperial British monarch. We must resist and reject judicial… Continue reading

The ‘Obamacare Kid’, Five Years Later

If you’re like me, you might be wondering where that kid that stood there when President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law is today. Owens’ story touched Senator Patty Murray so much she shared it with President Obama. Owens’ mother lost her job because she missed too much work due to her pulmonary hypertension.… Continue reading

Why racists donate to Republicans | Editorial

A white supremacist leader has contributed to a slew of Republican candidates, many of whom are abashedly giving the money away after the Charleston church shooting. But don’t fault them for not knowing that Earl Holt III — a man so crazy New Jersey Tea Partier Steve Lonegan calls him a “whackjob” — was sending them… Continue reading

Rep. Gerry Connolly, Pro-Trade Warrior, Discusses the Fight for the Pacific Trade Deal

President Obama Obama’s international trade agenda has had several near-death experiences over the past month, mostly thanks to his own party. But at long last, Congress appears to have a found a path to get trade authorization legislation to the president’s desk, a necessity for the U.S. to seal the major, 12-country Asia-Pacific trade deal known… Continue reading

Flag Divides South Carolina Lawmakers

A majority of South Carolina lawmakers sought to avoid pinning down their positions on whether the Confederate flag should remain on Statehouse grounds in a Monday survey. The Post and Courier, a local daily, reached out to all 170 members of the state’s House and Senate to understand how much support existed for the removal of… Continue reading

He Went There: Rick Perry Refers To Charleston Shooting As An ‘Accident’

In an interview with Steve Malzberg’s Newsmax TV program on Friday, Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry called the shooting deaths of nine black people in a historic church in Charleston, S.C. an “accident.” After the massacre, President Obama addressed gun violence in this country. “This is the M.O. of this administration, any… Continue reading