Tom Steyer

Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House for the Democrats.

Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw his political clout and personal fortune behind the Democratic campaign to take control of the House of Representatives this year, directing aides to spend tens of millions of dollars in an effort to expel …

News

ONLY a Democratic VICTORY Will End Our Nightmare! Here's How We Can Get It, RIGHT HERE!

I hope NOT to see personal agendas or the posting of irrelevant comments.<p>We saw it in Alabama in the 2017 Senate contest. We saw it in Virginia, …

Government

Inhofe ‘a little embarrassed’ to have doubted Pruitt

Sen. Jim Inhofe is back in Scott Pruitt's corner after meeting with the embattled EPA chief Tuesday night — and “a little embarrassed” to have doubted his longtime friend from Oklahoma in the first place.<p>Less than a week after suggesting Pruitt might have to resign amid the swirl of scandal, Inhofe …

U.S. Politics

Bloomberg Pledges $80 Million for 2018 Midterms, Mostly for Democrats

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $80 million on political campaigns this year, largely pumping the money into an effort to help Democrats win control of the House of Representatives.<p>Mr. Bloomberg, a billionaire who identifies as an independent, owns Bloomberg LP, a …

Government

Oklahoma’s Inhofe willing to give Pruitt a pass on corruption allegations

The list of scandals surrounding EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt grew a little longer two weeks ago. The <i>Washington Post</i> reported that Pruitt used his …

News Industry

Bloomberg to spend $80 million, largely to support Democrats’ effort to gain House majority

Michael Bloomberg, the wealthy former mayor of New York City, plans to spend at least $80 million in the 2018 midterm cycle, largely to support Democratic efforts to regain the majority of the House, aides said Wednesday.<p>Bloomberg, a political independent, is poised to become the single biggest …

U.S. Politics

Republican Senator Takes Back Criticism of Pruitt After Meeting

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s longtime friend and political ally on Capitol Hill is walking back his criticism of the embattled agency leader …

Donald Trump

Michael Bloomberg to spend $80 million to help elect Democrats: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a frequent critic of Republican President Donald Trump, intends to spend $80 million helping Democratic candidates in November's U.S. congressional elections, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.<p>The report said that …

Politics

Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million to Help Democrats Flip the House

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend at least $80 million to help Democrats take the House this fall, a massive investment …

Government

Steyer ad links children crying to ‘lawless president’

Tom Steyer wants the country to hear the children crying.<p>The billionaire activist is launching a new ad Wednesday with 15 seconds of audio from within the detention centers, followed by his voice: “Terrible things happen when you leave a lawless president in power,” he says, in an early version of …

U.S. Politics

Bloomberg Tries to ‘Flip the House,’ Pledges $80M For Dems in 2018

In case there’s any doubt left about the political leanings of billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg. The former Republican, turned “Independent” …

Conservative View

Jim Inhofe 'embarrassed' he doubted Scott Pruitt on ethics scandals

Sen. Jim Inhofe, a big supporter of Scott Pruitt, defended the Environmental Protection Agency administrator Wednesday, blaming everyone from the …

Scott Pruitt

Hundreds Of Workers Impacted As Michigan Coal Plant Braces For Closure

11:59 PM 06/19/2018<p><b>Michigan’s largest utility company will close one of its coal-fired plants</b>• <b><br>The closure is related to a campaign funded by</b> …

Fossil Fuels

Inhofe: Pruitt got 'wake-up call' after showing 'questionable judgment'

Sen. Jim InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeGOP senators introduce bill to prevent family separations at border Overnight Defense: States pull National …

Scott Pruitt

Is Bloomberg making a big step to run for president as a Democrat?

With the news Wednesday afternoon that billionaire and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $80 million to help Democrats …

Politics

Tom Steyer And Mad EPA Employees Are Behind Scott Pruitt’s Scandals, Inhofe Says

4:38 PM 06/20/2018<p>Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt regained a key ally Tuesday after meeting with Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe …

Conservative View

This GOP senator implied Scott Pruitt was on thin ice. He’s now back in the EPA chief’s corner.

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) looked up from a set of talking points he’d been reading Wednesday morning about Scott Pruitt to explain the key reason he’d invited a group of reporters to his office.<p>“I’m a little embarrassed I was starting to doubt him in some areas where …

Business

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Memo Reveals Extent Of Steyer’s Involvement In The Anti-Exxon Campaign

2:33 AM 06/20/2018<p>Billionaire activist Tom Steyer and his multiple environmental groups might have been more involved in the campaign to take down …

Conservative View

IT’S HAPPENING: The Obama-Holder Progressive Left Counter-Offensive

6:08 AM 06/19/2018<p>Former President Barack Obama and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder have planned — and are leading — a massive …

Conservative View

Tom Steyer: Congress refusing to take stand on impeaching Trump

Tom Steyer, founder of Need to Impeach, says Congress isn't doing its job in overseeing President Donald Trump. He is calling for impeachment, which …

Donald Trump

Shell-shocked Democrats regroup in Wisconsin

Donald Trump’s stunning 2016 victory in the state sparked an urgent recovery mission.<p>OSHKOSH, Wis. — Donald Trump’s romp through white, working-class America in 2016 was nowhere more traumatic for Democrats than in Wisconsin, which flipped Republican in a presidential race for the first time since …

Politics

Democrats: Start Defending Mueller Right Now. It’s Only the Future of the Republic That’s at Stake.

Trump has obstructed justice right in front of us because he doesn’t know or care what obstruction of justice is, and because he is a pathological …

Donald Trump

All you need to know about the Republicans is in this Kim Jong-un approval poll

According to a Ipsos survey conducted by The Daily Beast, 19 percent of Republicans asked had something of a “favorable opinion” of Kim Jong-un. …

Liberal View

The Time to Defend Mueller is NOW.

From Daily Beast:<p>I Google-Newsed “defending Robert Mueller” just to see what came up and who’s been doing it lately. Result? It would appear that the …

Donald Trump

Dulé Hill on Bail Reform: "There Has to Be a More Equitable Process" (Exclusive Video)

The 'Psych' and 'West Wing' alum critiques the bail bond industry in a PSA for the NextGen America PAC.<p>Facing multiple rape charges, Harvey Weinstein …

Harvey Weinstein

Study: Arizona ‘Clean Energy’ Initiative Won’t Even Help The Environment

6:54 PM 06/18/2018<p>An independent study found that a clean energy proposal in Arizona would make no discernible difference in air quality or public …

Fossil Fuels

Trump takes center stage in North Dakota Senate race

<i>With Daniel Strauss</i><p><b>THE WHITE HOUSE IS TRYING TO HEAL</b> a wound opened up with Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), one of the GOP’s best hopes at picking off an endangered Democrat in the Senate.<p><b>Cramer tweeted that the president</b> will host a campaign rally with him in Fargo on June 27. The announcement came on …

Government

Introducing Bryan Anderson, The Bee's new political reporter

It was during my sophomore year of college when I took a course called “Reporting for the Public Good.” I had a passion for writing dating back …

Criminology

Et Tu, Bernie?

There are two versions of Bernie Sanders. There is the old Bernie Sanders, who mounted a quixotic campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination …

Middle-class

California’s big spenders focus more on defeating rivals, less on mobilization

Some of the most influential players in California’s primary campaign were super PACs that collectively spent more than $30 million.<p>But little of …

Middle-class