Steve Bannon

Sean Hannity Reportedly Backed Off His Roy Moore Ultimatum After A Phone Call With Steve Bannon

Sean Hannity’s had a rough week. Following the initial reports that Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually abused a minor, Hannity conducted a softball-laden interview with Moore on his radio program. In doing so, the host quickly became one of the most prominent Moore defenders despite several …

News (U.S.)

Ex-Trump aide admits making up Chris Christie-McDonald's story to embarrass him

As part of a long report in the New Yorker during the 2016 election, reporter and CNN contributor Ryan Lizza referred to New Jersey Gov. Chris …

Donald Trump

Roy Moore is right, but not for the reason you think

Roy Moore is right.<p>On Wednesday night he said the following: "The good people of Alabama, not the Washington elite who wallow in the swamp, will …

Republican Party

The Strange History of the ‘Uniparty’

Steve Bannon's new buzzword has an interesting godfather: Ralph Nader.<p>Depending on what corners of political journalism you read, it looks like a new party has shown up in American politics. This week, after the Washington Post published allegations that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore had a …

Trump Administration

Gag-Me Gift: Joe Scarborough to Release Trump-Mocking Christmas Songs

MSNBC <i>Morning Joe</i> host Joe Scarborough is doing a Trump-trashing Christmas album -- or EP, meaning "not enough songs for a real album." It's called <i>A</i> …

Donald Trump

Conservatives Reap the Whirlwind of Their War on the Press

For years, Republican politicians have attacked the mainstream media. With Roy Moore’s Senate bid, they’re facing the consequences.<p>All news is “fake news”—at least if you’re a diehard Roy Moore supporter.<p>With sexual misconduct allegations continuing to mount against the Republican Senate candidate …

Politics

The Deepening Partisan Split Over Sexual Misconduct

While the leadership of both parties views sexual misconduct as political problems to minimize, the Republican and Democratic bases could not be farther apart.<p>Earlier this week, <i>New York</i> magazine’s Jonathan Chait asked his fellow liberals to imagine that Roy Moore were a Democrat. “It’s easy to feel …

Politics

Bannon’s Hostile GOP Takeover Is All Hostile—and No Takeover

The former White House strategist is taking over the GOP? The GOP is taking over him, and it’s because he misread what the Trump base wants.<p>There is …

Donald Trump

Mika and the panel discusses sexual harassment and current...

Mika Brzezinski and Susan Del Percio discuss with the panel the assault allegations impacting both sides of the aisle in Washington, what is the goal …

Politics

Steve Bannon vs. Karl Rove: Smackdown of the so-called geniuses - Salon.com

It had been reported all week that President Trump wasn't going to comment personally on the underage dating and sexual assault scandal whirling around Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore because he knew it would raise the issue of his own sordid history. Trump refused to take questions …

U.S. Politics

Will Political Setbacks Unite the Republican Party?

They are starting to discover that a majority party that can't perform is liable to severe electoral punishment.<p>The inexorable workings of the …

Government

Bring It On: The Bernie Bros Are Coming for Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Democratic euphoria over the party’s sweeping November 7 election triumph in Virginia lasted, undisturbed, for all of four days—until the airing of …

Bernie Sanders

Steve Bannon finally found his man: Disgraced Alabama Senate wannabe Roy Moore

Roy Moore is the Steve Bannon project in a nutshell.<p>For the former Trump operative, the Alabama Senate candidate’s tattered credibility is a feature, …

Donald Trump

Mark Cuban: Bannon 'played' Trump

Billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ripped into President Trump's relationship with his former chief strategist Stephen Bannon on …

Donald Trump

Tester forwards campaign donation from Al Franken to sexual violence prevention group

Montana’s U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is cutting ties with Al Franken’s money, after allegations surfaced Thursday that the Democratic lawmaker from …

Montana

ZOA Boss Calls Young Jewish Activist A ‘Mindless Idiot’ On Twitter

Days after hosting a gala attended by former Trump advisors Sebastian Gorka and Steve Bannon, the Zionist Organization of America’s longtime chief …

Jewish Culture

The Need for Outrage

The urge to vote for the outsider—the dissenter, the maverick, the troublemaker hated by those elites—is a reasonable one. Political parties become …

Conservative View

Bannon’s Failed Candidates

A non-Bannonite nationalism has brighter prospects.<p>A Steve Bannon–backed candidate turns out to have some serious baggage. Who could have seen that …

Conservative View

The latest statement from Roy Moore's campaign perfectly encapsulates the politics of 2017

• <b>Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is facing more accusations of sexual misconduct against teenagers when he was in his 30s.</b>• <b><br>His campaign released a statement to respond to the latest allegations.</b>• <b><br>"If you are a liberal and hate Judge Moore, apparently he groped you. If you are a conservative and</b> …

U.S. Politics

Senate Judiciary Committee requests more documents from Jared Kushner in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday gave Jared Kushner — President Trump's son-in-law and adviser — until Nov. 27 to turn over more documents for its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>Specifically, the committee is seeking transcripts of …

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Trump’s white-rage machine takes aim at system that keeps the poorest connected to cell phones

Poor people would be cut off from their communities and from potential employers under a proposal approved Thursday to dramatically shrink a program …

Liberal View

The 13 House Republicans who voted against the GOP tax plan

The House vote on the GOP plan to overhaul the tax code Thursday was notable for the relatively few Republicans who voted against it.<p>Only 13 …

Retirement

What kind of state does Israel want to be?

It is a question that despite 70 years of statehood, Israelis have yet to answer clearly. Do we believe that as the Jewish state, Israel is the …

Israel

Bannon: Stephen Miller Is ‘The Last Man Behind Enemy Lines’

Breitbart proprietor Steve Bannon has said that fellow nationalist Stephen Miller is the “last man behind enemy lines” at the White House.<p>Bannon, the …

Jewish Culture

If Roy Moore is expelled from the Senate, he'd be the first since Civil War-era

With the sexual assault allegations against Roy Moore mounting, Washington Republicans have been scrambling to come up with ideas for how to handle the GOP Senate candidate.<p>Moore, who had the backing of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, is the Republican nominee for Attorney Gen. …

Equality

GOP's Roy Moore nightmare just got worse. It could infect the battle for the Senate.

Even as a new round of stories alleging inappropriate conduct have just landed with a thud on Roy Moore, Senate GOP leaders are floating yet another scheme to deal with this problem: postponing the election. But in an interview with an Alabama news outlet, the governor of the state has shut down …

Kelli Ward

Pundits defending Roy Moore: do you really want to go down with this ship?

As allegations of child abuse against the Alabama Senate candidate divide the right wing, it’s unclear whether those tolerating the accusations will pay a price<p>The allegations of child abuse against Roy Moore have split the world of rightwing media like nothing else since … Trump. Some writers – …

News (U.S.)

Roy Moore and the hypocrisy of America's evangelicals

Opinion: Evangelicals have positioned themselves as America’s moral compass for decades. But many are long due for a hard look in the mirror.<p>About 20 …

Religion

12 Viral Photos From 2017 That Were Totally Fake

In the year 2017, doctored photos - the shutterbug equivalent to "fake news" - seem to be spreading online faster than ever. Here are just a few of …

Marilyn Monroe

DC Aligning For Tougher China Policy? ; Steve Bannon On China; Internet Freedom And The Wuzhen Conference; Bike Share Blowout

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