Politics

DCCC Hits GOP Candidate for Taking Tobacco Money, Takes Tobacco Money

The DCCC accepted a donation over four times larger from the same company

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Wednesday put out a press release slamming Republican congressional candidate Young Kim for accepting money from tobacco giant Altria, only a few months after accepting a $15,000 donation from the same company.

NY Times: Didn’t the Soviets Win the REAL Space Race? You Know, for Diversity?

Soviet cosmonauts weren't victories for people of color; they empowered those who kept them in bondage.

The Cold War may be over, but the New York Times‘ devotion to ignoring the crimes of the Soviet regime endures. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Times felt the need to lecture its readers that the U.S. actually lost the space race… the “Space Race for Equality” that is.

McCarthy Slams Dems for Passing Minimum Wage Bill

GOP leader says Dems are jeopardizing economy to fulfill 'unpopular partisan pledge'

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour on Thursday, earning sharp criticism from House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), who says the bill jeopardizes the current economic success the country is enjoying.

Goldman Sachs Exec Who Devised ‘Big Short’ Donates to Booker

Emailed colleagues in 2007 saying they would make 'serious money' off housing market collapse

Donald Mullen Jr., the former Goldman Sachs mortgage executive who boasted to his colleagues in 2007 about them making some “serious money” off the impending housing market collapse, donated $5,400 to Sen. Cory Booker's (D., N.J.) presidential campaign committee.

Taylor Swift Archnemesis to Host Fundraiser for Kamala Harris

Entertainment exec who Swift called a 'bully' to host fireside chat with Harris

Entertainment executive Scooter Braun is set to host a "fireside chat" with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) Saturday, an event Harris's campaign is promoting even as Braun faces a torrent of criticism over his feud with pop artist Taylor Swift.

Captain Truth Strikes Again

Jim Acosta says we should take politicians at their word

CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, sometimes referred to as "Captain Truth," is once again donning his firefighter's uniform and sprinting headlong into the blazing edifice of American democracy — this time in response to President Donald Trump's remarks about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) and the allegations that she committed immigration fraud by marrying her brother.