Vice President and selfie-taker Joe Biden is scheduled to appear at a “Creativity Conference” next month with Bryan Singer, the acclaimed Hollywood director who is being sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor. The event, which is hosted by Microsoft, ABC News, and the Motion Picture Association of America, is part of the festivities surrounding the White House Correspondent’s Association Dinner.
The Washington Post reports that the IRS is “forging ahead” with its plan to impose new restrictions on political activity by tax-exempt organizations, “despite pressure from conservatives to abandon the effort.” Per the Post:
Iowa voters would back libertarian philanthropist Charles Koch by a hefty margin over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) in a hypothetical 2016 presidential race, according to a new Washington Free Beacon poll:
American fugitive spy Edward Snowden was granted permission to ask his adopted president, Vladimir Putin, a question on Russian television on Thursday.
Senate Majority PAC, a Democratic money group run by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), raked in more than $11 million in the first three months of 2014, and has almost $20 million cash-on-hand with which to buy our democracy.
More than half of the group’s first-quarter haul came from two individuals: a corporate chairman and a hedge fund manager. The rest came from a predictable assortment of unions, lobbyists, investment managers, trial lawyers, a retiring Senator who inherited billions, the wife of a corporate jet manufacturer, and the activist heir to a medical supply empire.
The Associated Press reports that the Democratic Party’s Big Money juggernaut grows stronger by the day. According to early filings, Democrats “seem to have a roughly 3-to-1 advantage over Republicans in cash raised and banked through independent groups.”
Senate Majority PAC, a Democratic group run by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) has been particularly adept at convincing The One Percent to buy our democracy with large sums of sweet cash:
A senior political correspondent for the Kremlin Propaganda network Russia Today (RT) spoke with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Wednesday about the crisis in Ukraine. The interview (see video below) went exactly how you would expect.
“Russia has not invaded Ukraine,” said RT’s Anissa Naouai, speaking from Moscow. “Russia does have a border with Ukraine…Yes, there are military hardware there. They haven’t crossed the border.”
Over the weekend, the Dallas Morning News published a damning report on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ tenure in the Texas state senate. Senior political writer Wayne Slater documented how Davis, who worked at a law firm while also serving in the part-time legislature, voted on legislation that directly benefited her firm’s clients:
On March 20th, the University of California, Irvine, announced that Barack Obama will give the commence address to its class of 2014.
This is deeply disturbing, and anyone—or any university—who values ethics should be concerned.
Gallup has a poll out today ahead of the April 15 tax-filing deadline showing that, when it comes to paying taxes, independent voters are far more likely to agree with Republicans than they are with Democrats: