Major GOP Donor Vows to Not Contribute to Candidates That Won’t Support Assault Weapons Ban

It would appear that the recent Florida school shooting that in which 17 people died is the breaking point for major GOP donor Al Hoffman Jr. In an interview with the New York Times, Hoffman said he is going to decline to contribute to politicians or political groups that will not support a ban on assault-style weapons. “For how many years now have we been doing this — having these experiences of terrorism, mass killings — and how many years has it been that nothing’s been done?” Hoffman told the Times. “It’s the end of the road for me.” Hoffman sent his declaration in an email to a number of prominent Republicans like Jeb Bush and Florida Governor Rick Scott. In the email, he stated that he will “not write another check unless they all support a ban on assault weapons,” adding “Enough is enough!” Hoffman Continue reading "Major GOP Donor Vows to Not Contribute to Candidates That Won’t Support Assault Weapons Ban"

Sarah Sanders Fires Back at WaPo Over Trump Hospital Visit Report: ‘Not Very Nice’

The Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey wrote a report late Friday evening on President Donald Trump’s brief visits to a Florida hospital and sheriff’s office. Trump made the stops in response to the horrific mass shooting at a Parkland high school that took the lives of 17 people. This morning, Dawsey’s colleague Philip Rucker tweeted out a link to the article, which he called “very nice,” and advised others to keep “reading to the end.” Dawsey’s story ended with the following account:
At the end, Michael Leonard, the officer who found the gunman and handcuffed him, spent 15 seconds explaining his actions. The president was not satisfied, so he elaborated for the officer: “That was so Continue reading "Sarah Sanders Fires Back at WaPo Over Trump Hospital Visit Report: ‘Not Very Nice’"

After Porter Scandal, Kelly Sends Out Memo Announcing Changes to Security Clearance Process

Chief of Staff John Kelly has proposed a number of sweeping changes to how the President Donald Trump White House secures security clearances, in the wake of the Rob Porter scandal, in which the aide is alleged to have abused two of his ex-wives. The proposed changes, obtained by The Washington Post, came with a memo from Kelly himself, in which seemingly addressed the controversy, which led to an investigation that discovered over 130 White House officials did not have full security clearance. “We should — and in the future, must — do better,” he wrote. “But recent events have exposed some remaining shortcomings.” The document, titled “Improvements to the clearance process,” is addressed to White House Counsel Don McGahn and outlines a number of key proposals, including a suggestion that flagged candidates immediately be run up the totem pole. “Going forward, all [background investigations] of potential Commissioned Officers should Continue reading "After Porter Scandal, Kelly Sends Out Memo Announcing Changes to Security Clearance Process"

WaPo Hiring Megan McArdle is Their Worst Move Since Supporting the Iraq War

Nearly 15 years ago, the Washington Post editorial board printed a column supporting George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq. While most major newspapers and mainstream outlets promoted the warmongering Bush administration’s plan, the Post took it up a notch — publishing 140 pieces on their front page essentially making the White House’s case for war prior to the March 19, 2003 attack. The decision to support the Iraq War, which led to the murder of countless innocent people and the destruction and destabilization of an entire region for countless years to come, is by far the worst idea to ever come out of the paper’s opinion page — but thanks to their hiring of nepotism-case and Koch brothers fangirl Megan McCardle, readers can now look forward to similarly atrocious takes from the Post on a regular basis. This week, it was announced McCardle will join the paper’s opinion team covering Continue reading "WaPo Hiring Megan McArdle is Their Worst Move Since Supporting the Iraq War"

George Stephanopoulos Nabs First Interview With James Comey

ABC News has landed what can only be called a bombshell interview. In support of his upcoming book A Higher Loyalty, former FBI Director James Comey will sit down with George Stephanopoulos in mid-April. The book’s release has been moved up from May 1 to April 17 due to the amount of attention that has been placed on the FBI in recent months. Both Stephanopoulos and Comey confirmed the interview in tweets this morning. According to the BuzzFeed, “no topic is off limits and the extended interview is likely to Continue reading "George Stephanopoulos Nabs First Interview With James Comey"

Murdoch-Owned NY Post Pleads for Trump to Enact ‘Sensible Gun Control’ in Wake of Florida Shooting

The New York Post just previewed tomorrow’s cover and it features a heartbreaking plea to President Donald Trump, begging for his help to end gun violence in America. The daily newspaper, owned by Rupert Murdoch, is not known for antagonizing the president, which makes the cover even more unique. Here’s the cover. Take a look. “Mr. President, please act,” the cover reads. “We need sensible gun control to help stop the slaughter.” Tomorrow’s edition will print with an op-ed penned by the editorial board, titled “Mr. President, it’s time to do something about guns,” which addresses Trump directly. “You need to get behind some steps that can help rein in these endless nightmares,” the op-ed reads, with a call to reinstate the federal assault weapons ban, among other suggestions. Folks on Twitter have noted the Continue reading "Murdoch-Owned NY Post Pleads for Trump to Enact ‘Sensible Gun Control’ in Wake of Florida Shooting"

Breitbart Funder Rebekah Mercer Hits Steve Bannon in WSJ Op-Ed: Took Breitbart in ‘Wrong Direction’

Mysterious GOP megadonor Rebekah Mercer is speaking out in a rare op-ed — and she’s taking her rare opportunity in the public eye to take a stand against a prominent former ally. In an op-ed published in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal (paywall protected), the reclusive Mercer — a minority stakeholder in Breitbart — made her opinion known of the site’s former chairman, Steve Bannon. “Stephen Bannon, [Breitbart’s] former chairman, took Breitbart in the wrong direction,” Mercer wrote. “Now that Mr. Bannon has resigned, Breitbart has the opportunity to refine its message and expand its influence.” Mercer, along with her husband Robert Mercer, have been major figures in Republican politics in recent years. The Washington Post reports that the couple has donated nearly $40 million to GOP candidates and super PACs since 2010. “The Mercers laid the groundwork for the Trump revolution,” Steve Bannon told the New Yorker last Continue reading "Breitbart Funder Rebekah Mercer Hits Steve Bannon in WSJ Op-Ed: Took Breitbart in ‘Wrong Direction’"