Democratic Party

Will my internet bills go up because of net neutrality vote?

A valid question, with a frustrating answer.<p>No, you’re internet bills won’t suddenly shoot up because the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) …

Internet

How Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast Responded to the FCC Killing Net Neutrality

Let's hear from our newly all-powerful internet service providers.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Politics<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to …

Internet

Net neutrality is dead — what happens next?

This is just the beginning<p>Yesterday, FCC chairman Ajit Pai successfully led a vote to repeal the Open Internet Order, effectively killing net neutrality rules. The full order hasn’t been released, but advocacy groups are already preparing for the fight to defend a neutral internet once Title II is …

Net Neutrality

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg: 'The Tax Bill Is an Economically Indefensible Blunder'

Bloomberg Michael Bloomberg says the GOP tax bill is an "economically indefensible blunder' and that CEOs aren't waiting on a tax cut.<p>(Bloomberg …

Personal Finance

Is This Marine Veteran the Next Doug Jones?

It’s the next big congressional race, one that Republicans were supposed to have in hand. But Conor Lamb has Democrats feeling bullish.<p>For Democrats, …

U.S. Politics

Obama State Dept Made Deal With Hillary Allowing Removal Of Records. Here's What They Removed.

Newly revealed documents obtained by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch reveal that the Obama State Department allowed Secretary of State Hillary …

Hillary Clinton

Oh god, here's Barack Obama playing Santa Claus

We assume that if you clicked on a story about Barack Obama playing Santa Claus, you are prepared to cry. And so we cannot say we didn't warn you.<p>The …

Barack Obama

Trump, tribalism and the end of American capitalism

Trump managed to delude the white poor that their interest lies with the wealthy elite. This is killing US capitalism.<p>America's first businessperson in the White House is doing more to destroy the American capitalist system than any previous president.<p>A strong market economy needs a robust middle …

Social Justice

Long History of Hypocrisy about Jerusalem

<b>Running for presidenct in 2008, Barack Obama called Jerusalem the "capital of Israel." In one of his last acts in office, he engineered a UN Security</b> …

Israel

Trump heads to FBI for graduation ceremony after months of bad blood between White House, bureau

President Trump on Friday could be venturing into not-so-friendly territory Friday when he speaks at FBI headquarters, but he is expected to deliver a positive message to Quantico's rank and file agents, and not castigate the senior leadership he and his supporters believe are trying to take him …

U.S. Politics

What Joe Biden's Anita Hill apology tells us about his 2020 plans

<b>(CNN) —</b> The biggest tell to date of Joe Biden's 2020 plans came this week, when he apologized to Anita Hill.<p>"I wish I had been able to do more for Anita Hill," Biden told Teen Vogue in an interview. "I owe her an apology."<p>Hill, you will remember, worked for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas …

U.S. Politics

Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes arrests

1 / 2<p>Closed signs are displayed on the front door to a marijuana dispensary along South Federal Boulevard Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in south Denver. …

Cannabis

With Omarosa’s exit, the Trump White House doesn’t have any black senior advisers

Interest in the reality-show-level drama of Omarosa Manigault Newman’s exit is overshadowing a more important fact: President Trump doesn't have any black senior advisers at the White House.<p>While the Trump administration’s surgeon general, Dr. Jerome M. Adams, and secretary of housing and urban …

Politics

This Is Just a Nice Photo of Barack Obama And Some Children

Barack Obama no longer has to spend his free time chained by the trappings of the presidency, so instead he spent Thursday hanging out with about 50 …

Barack Obama

Gianno Caldwell: 'Black Lives Do Not Matter to Rahm Emanuel, Black Votes Do' Insider

<b>Campos-Duffy on Media Cheering Omarosa's Exit: 'Special Punishment' for Minority Trump Backers</b><p><b>Ingraham on 'Tainted' Mueller Probe: Shows How Big Gov't Can Threaten Representative Democracy</b><p>Fox News political analyst and Chicago native Gianno Caldwell called out Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel as the …

Rahm Emanuel

What the End of Net Neutrality Means for You

Slow and fast lanes, price changes, and other potential shifts.<p>Net neutrality as we’ve known it is over. The Federal Communications Commission voted …

Net Neutrality

BOMBSHELL: The Shocking Edits To FBI Director Comey’s Statement On Hillary Clinton Probe Detailed

A side by side comparison of what FBI Director James Comey said when he cleared Hillary Clinton without criminal charges — and what he <i>planned</i> to say, …

Hillary Clinton

Trumpism never existed. It was always just Trump.

But Steve Bannon doesn’t know that yet.<p>The special Senate election in Alabama had everything. It had Roy Moore, a twice-fired former state Supreme Court justice who believes that non-Christians should be stripped of their right to serve in Congress. It had allegations of sexual misconduct committed …

Politics

Female Dem House Candidate Dropping Out Following Sexual Harassment Accusations

A Kansas Democrat running for the U.S. House of Representatives is dropping out after she became the latest person to face allegations of sexual …

Conservative View

The Best Jazz Reissues and Rediscoveries of 2017

Like the history of cinema, the history of jazz depends largely on availability, which is why roundups of historical reissues and discoveries is more than a matter of new delights—it’s a question of setting the record straight. When Ornette Coleman died, at the age of eighty-five, in 2015, his …

Jazz

Obama Claus Comes to Town: Barack Rocks a Santa Hat to Visit Children at D.C. Boys & Girls Club

Barack Obama made a stylish Saint Nick as he rocked a Santa hat and his signature leather jacket to deliver gifts to middle school students at a …

Barack Obama

&pizza Enters Jumbo Slice Territory Next Week

Plus, Truxton Inn celebrates Christmas<p><i>Feeling overwhelmed by all the local restaurant news? Here’s a quick digest of tidbits you might otherwise have missed. Subscribe to our</i> <i>newsletter</i><i>, which goes out every weekday afternoon and includes links to the day's top stories, and/or keep an eye on the</i></i> …

Washington D.C.

People Say Identity Politics Are Killing the Democratic Party. I Think They're Saving It.

Some thoughts after Alabama.<p>Roy Moore was an extreme danger to religious freedom and the rule of law for everyone living in the United States, but he posed a particular threat to the liberty of queer people, Black people, Chicanos, Muslims, non-Christians (including his own lawyer who, his wife …

U.S. Politics

Black women pulled out a win for Democrats in Alabama, and now they want to lead the party

• <b>Black women voted overwhelmingly for Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones in Alabama, and they're now asking for recognition.</b>• <b><br>Black women historically have turned out in large numbers to vote Democrat, but they're not well represented in the party's leadership.</b><p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, black …

Women of Color

How Gavin Newsom Got to Be a Front-Runner

In the race for governor of California, it helps to have made gay-rights history.<p>"I do not believe it's appropriate for me, as mayor of San Francisco, to discriminate against people,” Gavin Newsom said in February of 2004. "And if that means my political career ends, so be it."<p>The young mayor’s …

LGBTQ

Democrats should be heartbroken that Roy Moore lost

Poor Al Franken. The Minnesota Democrat was kicked to the curb by a party that, until a few months ago, not only turned a blind eye to sexual misconduct but also lionized serial predators such as Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy. So why was Franken a bridge too far for Democrats? Because he stood in …

Opinion

Feminism Becomes a Partisan Divide

In the post-Weinstein era, the rift between Democrats’ and Republicans’ attitudes toward gender is only growing—regardless of gender identity.<p>Amidst the exhilaration of Roy Moore’s defeat, and the broader cultural revolution sparked by women’s willingness to expose the sexual misdeeds of powerful …

Women's News

Democrats have figured out how to raise lots of money off Trump

WASHINGTON — House Democrats made a bet on Donald Trump that just paid off — bigly.<p>With two weeks to spare, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has raised twice as much money online this year as it did in 2015, officials said. Online donors gave $40.46 million in 2017 as of Thursday …

Politics

A Tale of Two Hanukkahs

Latkes, jelly doughnuts, and chocolate coins filled the White House last week for the president’s annual Hanukkah Party. But this Hanukkah was …

Conservative View

Trump’s Covert Wars: Elite Commandos Deployed to a Record 149 Countries in 2017

The steady rise in the number of elite operators, missions, and foreign deployments since 9/11 appears in no danger of ending, despite years of …

War