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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Aug 01, 2019. 2 comments

ICYMI (like almost everyone did): Mitch McConnell’s march to flood the judiciary with conservative j

ICYMI (like almost everyone did): Mitch McConnell’s march to flood the judiciary with conservative j

ICYMI (like almost everyone did): Mitch McConnell’s march to flood the judiciary with conservative judges continued unabated this week. As BuzzFeed News reported, Republicans confirmed another 13 lower court judges this week, bringing their total to 61 this year.

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Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019.

Republican State Lawmaker Has a Truly Awful Take on Cops Tasing Children

<a href="https://splinternews.com/republican-state-lawmaker-has-a-truly-awful-take-on-cop-1829068404" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Republican State Lawmaker Has a Truly Awful Take on Cops Tasing Children</a>

It might seem like a nonstarter to think that cops should not send hundreds—if not thousands—of volts of electricity through the fragile bodies of still-growing children. But for one state lawmaker in Ohio, police officers using tasers on kids is apparently totally fine.

Responding to a recent incident this past August, in which Cincinnati police officer Kevin Brown used his taser to subdue an...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 14, 2019.

Keith Ellison Wins Race to Become Minnesota Attorney General Despite Abuse Allegations

<a href="https://splinternews.com/keith-ellison-wins-race-to-become-minnesota-attorney-ge-1830234497" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Keith Ellison Wins Race to Become Minnesota Attorney General Despite Abuse Allegations<em></em></a>

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison has won his bid to be his state’s next attorney general following a bitter, months-long campaign during which Ellison was accused of domestic abuse by a former girlfriend.

Ellison, who also serves as the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee and was seen as an icon of progressive politics before the allegations, had been considered by many to be a...

Clio Chang Clio Chang Jul 14, 2019.

Joe Biden Mourns the Death of Decency in the White House (1789-2018)

<a href="https://splinternews.com/joe-biden-mourns-the-death-of-decency-in-the-white-hous-1825963487" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Joe Biden Mourns the Death of Decency in the White House (1789-2018)<em></em><em></em></a>

White House special assistant Kelly Sadler reportedly said Thursday: “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” in reference to John McCain in a closed-door meeting with about two dozen White House communication staffers. That’s a genuinely fucked up thing to say!

And it didn’t sit well with McCain’s friend, former Vice President Joe Biden, who released a statement on Friday condemning Sadler and...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 13, 2019.

All the Worst Right-Wing Groups Want Jim Jordan to Be the Next Speaker

<a href="https://splinternews.com/all-the-worst-right-wing-groups-want-jim-jordan-to-be-t-1828992984" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">All the Worst Right-Wing Groups Want Jim Jordan to Be the Next Speaker<em></em></a>

Even if he weren’t accused of ignoring multiple credible reports of criminal sexual assault during his time as assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University, GOP Rep. Jim Jordan would still be a conspiracy theorizing, immigrant child hating, anti-LGBTQ shithead—in other words, a conservative’s dream candidate to help lead the Republican party in the era of Donald Trump. And that,...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 13, 2019.

Sure Seems Like Trump Just Joked About How Awesome John McCain's Death Was

<a href="https://splinternews.com/sure-seems-like-trump-just-joked-about-how-awesome-john-1835878615" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Sure Seems Like Trump Just Joked About How Awesome John McCain&#39;s Death Was</a>

Speaking before a crowd of evangelical Christians on Wednesday, President Donald Trump seemed to briefly revel in the death of former Arizona Sen. John McCain.

Complaining about his administration’s failure to pass a series of bills even while his party held both chambers of Congress, Trump said expressed joy at the departure of unnamed Republicans who have “gone on to greener pastures.”

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Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 13, 2019.

Kavanaugh's Deranged Hearing Freaked Out Some of His Most Important Supporters

<a href="https://splinternews.com/kavanaughs-deranged-hearing-freaked-out-some-of-his-mos-1829386915" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Kavanaugh&#39;s Deranged Hearing Freaked Out Some of His Most Important Supporters<em></em></a>

Following Brett Kavanaugh’s unhinged performance at Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing over allegations that he’d sexually assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, two of the institutions he claimed played a formative role in his life—and which formerly backed his credentials for the Supreme Court—have suddenly reversed course by either rescinding their support, or demanding Kavanaugh...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 13, 2019.

GOP Reportedly Panicking That Voters Are Buying Trump's 'Red Wave' Bullshit

<a href="https://splinternews.com/gop-reportedly-panicking-that-voters-are-buying-trumps-1829134327" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><em></em>GOP Reportedly Panicking That Voters Are Buying Trump&#39;s &#39;Red Wave&#39; Bullshit</a>

To hear President Donald Trump tell it, Republicans are in great shape ahead of November’s midterms, despite poll after poll after poll favoring the Democrats. In fact, he’s predicting a “red wave” that will keep the GOP in power. And now, much to the Republican National Committee’s dismay, the president’s most diehard supporters are starting to believe him.

While most voters expect Democrats...

Jul 12, 2019.

Rudy Giuliani says Trump isn't racist because there are no racists

<a href="https://splinternews.com/rudy-giuliani-says-trump-isnt-racist-because-there-are-1793863182" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Rudy Giuliani says Trump isn&#39;t racist because there are no racists</a>

Donald Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani doesn’t want you to call Donald Trump a racist. That's because Rudy doesn’t think anyone should be called a racist.

“To say that Donald Trump is a racist is outrageous. And to call anybody a racist is outrageous. I can’t stand that,” Giuliani told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday morning.

Open mediamatters.org

“Well hold on, there are people you can call...

David Boddiger David Boddiger Jul 12, 2019.

GOP Senators Admit Hearing with Kavanaugh’s Accuser Won’t Change Their Minds

<a href="https://splinternews.com/gop-senators-admit-hearing-with-kavanaugh-s-accuser-won-1829256194" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">GOP Senators Admit Hearing with Kavanaugh’s Accuser Won’t
Change Their Minds<em></em></a>

Out of one side of their mouths, Republican lawmakers claim to be bending over backward to accommodate the Senate testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s.

Out of the other, they publicly acknowledge that nothing Ford can say or do will convince them to drop Kavanaugh’s nomination to serve on the Supreme...

David Boddiger David Boddiger Jul 12, 2019.

Rights Groups Sue After DeSantis Signs ‘Poll Tax’ Bill Targeting Former Felons

<a href="https://splinternews.com/rights-groups-sue-after-desantis-signs-poll-tax-bill-1835977206" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Rights Groups Sue After DeSantis Signs ‘Poll Tax’ Bill Targeting Former Felons</a>

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed into law a bill that equates to a poll tax on former felons whose voting rights were restored last year by a majority of Florida voters who amended the state’s constitution. Civil rights groups immediately countered by suing DeSantis’ administration in an effort to stop the new law.

DeSantis signed SB 7066, which requires formerly incarcerated people...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 12, 2019.

Stop Trying to Make 'Jexodus' Happen

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President Donald Trump kicked off his Tuesday by continuing his quixotic attempt to drive a wedge between Jewish voters and the Democratic Party—this time by quoting Elizabeth Pipko, a former model, Trump staffer and public face of the newly created astroturf organization “Jexodus,” who appeared on Fox & Friends earlier that morning.

Get it? Jexodus. Like exodus, but for Jews—which most...

Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Jul 11, 2019.

We asked a social psychologist why sad Paul Ryan won't dump Trump

<a href="https://splinternews.com/we-asked-a-social-psychologist-why-sad-paul-ryan-wont-d-1793862682" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">We asked a social psychologist why sad Paul Ryan won&#39;t dump Trump</a>

What a time to be Paul Ryan.

It was only a week ago that the House Speaker had a plan. He would work to help Donald Trump win in November, he told an assemblage of reporters at a press conference, and then he would force massive tax cuts and a repeal of the Affordable Care Act through Congress using an obscure budget rule. Ryan was so committed to his vision that he had even agreed to campaign...

David Boddiger David Boddiger Jul 10, 2019.

Paul Ryan Wants You to Know How Much He Loves His Family

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Family<em></em></a>

Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who has done absolutely nothing to stop the Trump administration from ripping immigrant families apart, has just posted a self-aggrandizing video of himself on Twitter discussing what a great father he is.

“I, I think what happened to me when I became a father is it changed my ambitions,” Ryan said in an early Father’s Day message. “…Once I had kids,...

Sean O'Neal Sean O'Neal Jul 09, 2019.

GOP baseball shooting blamed on Kathy Griffin, Snoop Dogg, Shakespeare

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/gop-baseball-shooting-blamed-on-kathy-griffin-snoop-do-1798263555" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">GOP baseball shooting blamed on Kathy Griffin, Snoop Dogg, Shakespeare</a>

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, an aide to Texas Rep. Roger Williams, and two Capitol Police officers were shot early this morning in Alexandria, Virginia, after a gunman opened fire during baseball practice by a GOP congressional team. Five people were taken to the hospital for treatment, with Scalise’s office reporting that he is in stable condition and “good spirits” after being shot in...

David Boddiger David Boddiger Jul 08, 2019.

Keep Talking, Lou

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Racist blowhard and washed up Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs is inadvertently helping Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. Thanks, Lou!

Normally, Dobbs’ prattle on Lou Dobbs Tonight isn’t even worthy of attention. But we know that Fox News junkie Donald Trump watches Dobbs’ show and often quotes Dan Bongino, a frequent guest and purveyor of Trumpian conspiracies and...

Libby Watson Libby Watson Jul 06, 2019.

Brett Kavanaugh Is Washington's New Golden Goose

<a href="https://splinternews.com/brett-kavanaugh-is-washingtons-new-golden-goose-1829621678" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Brett Kavanaugh Is Washington&#39;s New Golden Goose<em></em></a>

Both Democrats and Republicans are claiming huge fundraising spikes after the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation battle. According to a Tuesday report by Axios, the DCCC says it raised $4.38 million “from the end of September to Oct. 5 — the day it was clear Kavanaugh would be confirmed,” while the NRCC says it “saw a 418% increase in online donations in the first week of October compared to the...

David Boddiger David Boddiger Jul 01, 2019.

GOP Senate Aide Working on Kavanaugh Nomination Resigns Over Past Sexual Harassment Allegation

<a href="https://splinternews.com/gop-senate-aide-working-on-kavanaugh-nomination-resigns-1829254443" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">GOP Senate Aide Working on Kavanaugh Nomination Resigns Over
Past Sexual Harassment Allegation<em></em></a>

A press aide working with Republican Sen. Charles Grassley and the Senate Judiciary Committee on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination abruptly resigned after being questioned by NBC News about a past sexual harassment allegation.

Judiciary Committee Spokesman Taylor Foy told NBC that Garrett Ventry, 29, had resigned from the committee, where he had been tasked with handling the GOP’s...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jun 30, 2019.

The First Congressman to Back Trump Just Got Arrested By The FBI For Insider Trading

<a href="https://splinternews.com/the-first-congressman-to-back-trump-just-got-arrested-b-1828189046" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The First Congressman to Back Trump Just Got Arrested By The FBI For Insider Trading</a>

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday announced they had indicted New York Republican Congressman Chris Collins for insider trading, relating to an Australian bio-tech firm in which Collins owned stock and served on its board of directors.

In their indictment against Collins, as well as his son Cameron and Cameron’s fiancee’s father, prosecutors from the U.S. Southern District of New York allege...

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