Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont played the liberal purist in an event in Vermont, drawing implicit contrasts with Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday.
The idea that Ginsburg can't consider the constitutional questions surround marriage rights because she's performed wedding ceremonies is pretty silly.
THE RISE OF EXECUTIVE FEDERALISM: Michael Greve has an excellent piece at Real Clear Policy on what he terms the rise of “executive federalism“: “Cooperative” federalism is supposed to come from Congress and federal statutes. However, practically nothing comes from Congress these days. Show More Summary
IMMIGRATION INJUNCTION ALLOWED TO STAND: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has refused (by a 2-1 vote) to stay a preliminary injunction granted by a federal trial judge that halted the Obama Administration’s implementation of its unilateral legislation executive order granting deportation amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. In declining to remove […]
I've been covering the Josh Duggar child molestation case on The David Pakman Show, not because we care about reality TV shows like 19 Kids and Counting, but because the case is representative of so much of what is wrong with extremist right-wing Christianity and so-called morals in the United States today. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) A panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Obama administration’s motion to stay the preliminary injunction against implementation of its Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) pending appeal. Show More Summary
One thing we can say for sure about the parking lot in front of the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco -- sure isn't a gun-free zone. When the fracas came to an end last Sunday, at least nine people were dead, another eighteen were injured...Show More Summary
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) thinks there's a chance that money has affected how his main rival sees the world. In a CNBC interview published Tuesday, Sanders said former Secretary of State Hillary...Show More Summary
Hackers gained access to personal information of 104,000 taxpayers this spring, downloading an online service the Internal Revenue Service uses to give Americans access to their past tax returns, the agency said Tuesday. The information included several years’ worth of returns and other tax information on file with the IRS, Commissioner John Koskinen said in […]
The allegations against Josh Duggar of ’19 Kids and Counting’ of child molestation are about more than just hypocrisy. Opinion writer Alexandra Petri explains how the Duggars’ ‘cult of purity’ tragically lets victims down.
The Islamic State terror group is still charging across Iraq and Syria, and President Barack Obama's arguments that that the militants don't have much of a long-term strategy is not aging well. J.M. Berger, who recently co-authored a...Show More Summary
"For God's sake, it isn't the Supreme Being. It is the Supreme Court."
If you look at early polls, fundraising, campaign staffing and media acumen, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appear to be the two strongest opponents to take on Jeb Bush. What are Walker and Rubio doing right, and why have they separated themselves from the rest of the pack? Certainly, their newness […]
In a story for Tuesday’s NBC Today devoid of any Hillary Clinton critics, correspondent Andrea Mitchell highlighted “one Democratic ally,” Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, “considered a potential running mate by some should Clinton win the nomination,” dismissing the e-mail scandal still swirling around the former Secretary of State as a “side show.”
Tip for retailers: If you’re trying to make money disrespecting the American Flag – especially on Memorial Day Weekend – just hope James Woods doesn’t hear about. Or, for that matter, thousands of other patriots on Twitter. PacSun, a...Show More Summary
The governor tells Laura Ingraham today: “If we chose to get in, I don’t think there’s a state out there we wouldn’t play in other than maybe Florida, where Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are, listen, some of the polls, essentially tied,Show More Summary
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is now selling some unconventional products. In a campaign store unveiled Tuesday, supporters can buy a range of items that includes "The Everyday Pantsuit Tee." "Bringing a whole new meaning to casual Friday," the item's description reads. Show More Summary
Apparently no police or white people are to blame, so there won’t be any protest marches or riots. It’s the deadliest month Baltimore has seen in more than 15 years. More than two dozen shootings over the holiday weekend alone have … Continued
Steve Kornacki: “The scale of the challenge Bernie Sanders faces is well-established. In Hillary Clinton, he will square off against the most overwhelming non-incumbent front-runner either party has seen since the dawn of the modern nominating process. And while the [...]