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fox news’ eric bolling figures out who really colluded with russia — and it’s not donald trump jr.

fox news’ eric bolling on friday figured out who, exactly, was colluding with the russian government during the 2016 election, and—surprise, surprise—it wasn’t donald trump jr. on “the specialists,” a five-person panel show where supposedly some of the participants are specialists, bolling announced...





paul krugman: republicans are on the brink of completing a long, deadly con

it was supposed to die in the house of representatives. as recently as june, pundits were pronouncing the senate’s health care legislation dead in the water. but this week mitch mcconnell unveiled a revised version of the better care reconciliation act, and incredibly, democrats lack a third r...





how abstinence-only sex ed keeps some people from reporting their sexual assaults

on top of the shame many people who’ve been raped or sexually assaulted feel based on the assault itself, there’s evidence to suggest that many feel an additional burden of shame based on the pro-abstinence and abstinence-only sex education programs they’re taught at home, school a...





‘let your hate flag fly!’: colbert rips jeff sessions for secret meeting with viciously anti-lgbtq group

attorney general jeff sessions’ closed-door meeting with an anti-lgbt law group is no laughing matter — unless, of course, you’re stephen colbert. during his cold open on friday night’s episode, colbert blasted the secretive meeting between sessions and the alliance defending...





watch: robert reich explains how to impeach a president in 10 simple steps

it won’t be easy to impeach donald trump. no president in american history has ever been convicted on articles of impeachment. only two presidents so far have been impeached by the house and had that impeachment go to the senate for trial. the first was andrew johnson, in 1868, when the senate came ...





internet scrutiny zeroes in on kremlin-aligned russian operative natalia veselnitskaya

washington — natalia veselnitskaya has become an internet sensation, and in politics that’s hardly ever a good thing. the russian lawyer, little-known until she surfaced in news stories this week about a meeting with donald trump’s son during last year’s presidential campaign, has ...





dem rep. ted lieu: if trump jr.’s russia meeting had been a drug deal he’d be guilty of conspiracy

congressman ted lieu (d-ca) read donald trump, jr.’s emails setting up a meeting with russian attorney natalia veselnitskaya to make sure they made it into the congressional record on friday. that’s not the only message, however, lieu is trying to send. in an interview with cheddar, lieu...





john lewis blasts trump’s ‘election fraud’ commission as a form of voter intimidation and harassment

a prominent civil rights leader with a three decade record in congress is blasting president donald trump and attorney general jeff sessions for trying to suppress the vote. “that is a form of intimidation,” congressman john lewis (d-ga) told cnn in an interview airing friday night. R...





hacker ‘johnnie walker’ boasts of stealing state department russia expert’s private emails

a hacker claimed tuesday to be in possession of emails taken from a top state department official who focuses on “secret” intelligence work by the diplomatic agency toward russia, and some of the emails included exchanges between the official and central intelligence agency officers, foreign policy ...





trump’s odds of impeachment soar to new high

the odds that donald trump will be impeached during his first term as president reached a new high following the disclosure that his son, donald trump jr., arranged a meeting with a russian government attorney to discuss what was purported to be information that could be used against election rival ...





ravens are so smart it’s actually kind of disconcerting, new study finds

unlike so many of us, they actually plan for the future. dark wings, dark words pixabay a flock of ravens ravaging a carcass may technically be called an unkindness, but the real unkindness is using that term. everyone is always hating on the smarty pants, but ravens are not terrifying. do they have...





moderate republicans feel the pressure from progressives over senate healthcare bill

washington — moderate republican senators who opposed the original obamacare replacement bill will face increased pressure from health care advocates to hold the line next week in a possible vote on the revised legislation. “republican senators who are on the fence should pretty much expect da...





ex-obama white house staffer mocks beleaguered trump administration: none of us had to hire lawyers

a former high-ranking official in president barack obama’s west wing mocked the preponderance of lawyering-up by the staffers closest to president donald trump. chris lu served obama’s entire first term as white house cabinet secretary – the primary liaison between the president and cabi...





kellyanne conway’s new alternative fact: nobody’s taking the russia collusion story ‘seriously’ except hillary clinton

kellyanne conway is asserting that former democratic candidate hillary clinton is “one of the only people” who still believes the russia collusion narrative. during an interview on fox news’ “fox & friends” on friday, the counselor to the president said: watch the video i mean, we were promised...





more details emerge about gop operative’s bizarre suicide including note that said ‘no foul play’

the republican operative who committed suicide after speaking to the wall street journal died of asphyxiation and left an all-caps handwritten note that insisted there was “no foul play whatsoever” involved in his death, said cnn on friday. peter smith, 81, a longtime republican operativ...





fox news’ eric bolling figures out who really colluded with russia — and it’s not donald trump jr.

fox news’ eric bolling on friday figured out who, exactly was colluding with the russian government during the 2016 election, and—surprise, surprise—it was’t donald trump jr. on “the specialists,” a five-person panel show where supposedly some of the participants are specialists, bolling announced t...





natalia veselnitskaya ‘pierced’ trump’s inner circle by bringing russian spy to trump towers meeting

there were three major bombshells revealed friday about the trump tower meeting between the top echelons of the donald trump campaign and alleged kremlin intermediaries. on june 9, 2016, donald trump jr., the president’s son-in-law jared kushner and then-campaign chairman paul manafort met wit...





wells fargo stuck mortgage borrowers with extra fees, whistleblower’s lawsuit says

as wells fargo & co. continues to be hit with fallout from its sham-accounts scandal, the bank is facing allegations that it put the screws to customers in yet another way: by slapping them with fees for delays in processing mortgage applications. a former wells fargo mortgage banker who worked...





alabama school requires students to read right-wing authors including ann coulter and rand paul

an ultra-conservative reading list required by one alabama school is raising eyebrows and raising concerns among parents. the right-wing frequently accuses the schools of kowtowing to leftists politics by teaching things like science instead of religion and demanding youth refrain from reading class...





cnn journalists hit by fresh round of attacks from neo-nazi website’s army of trolls

it had barely been a week since the dailystormer’s “troll army” went after reporters from cnn’s “k-file” when they found another target at the network. according to the wrap, trolls from the neo-nazi site are now attacking cnn correspondent sara sidner and produce...