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AP Exclusive: Disabled Iowa trooper works as security guard

A state trooper who was granted an early retirement after an on-duty shooting in 2013 continues to collect disability benefits while working as a security guard for Des Moines Public … Click to Continue »

How It Unfolded Last Night

Please read Tierney Sneed’s account of being in the Senate chamber last night as it became apparent – in slow, excruciating fashion–that John McCain was going to block Obamacare repeal. Big props to Tierney, Alice Ollstein, Cameron Joseph...Show More Summary

Rubio Stakes Out Role as Human Rights Champion

USA Today: “Rubio’s office maintains a spreadsheet of hundreds of political prisoners or human rights victims from more than 30 countries… The senator himself adds to the list when he comes across news accounts of particularly moving examples. He directs [...]

GATEWAY PUNDIT EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Rising Star Senate Candidate Shiva Ayyadurai

Last evening, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Massachusetts Senate Candidate Shiva Ayyadurai to discuss his candidacy, and the pushback... The post GATEWAY PUNDIT EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Rising Star Senate Candidate Shiva Ayyadurai appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

SPEAKING AS A TRANSHUMANIST LIBERTARIAN, I THINK TECHNOLOGY WILL UPEND ALL OF THIS SOON: Michael Hi…

SPEAKING AS A TRANSHUMANIST LIBERTARIAN, I THINK TECHNOLOGY WILL UPEND ALL OF THIS SOON: Michael Higdon: Constitutional Parenthood.

Chart of the Day: GDP Growth in Q2

49 minutes agoPolitics / US Politics : Kevin Drum

The economy grew 2.6 percent in the second quarter of 2017, slightly better than the average of 2.1 percent over the past four years. Federal expenditures contributed more than usual, especially increases in defense spending. Overall, however, there’s not much of a story here. It’s a decent reading, but the overall story is that the […]

Republicans are totalitarians, and they're being more honest about it every day

50 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

We’ve long known that Republicans have little respect for traditional democratic norms and ideals. We’ve seen it in their hostility toward voting rights, their decimation of traditional norms in the House and Senate, their refusal to give D.C. Show More Summary

Democrats see chance to win back working class whites

New internal Democratic data shows the party’s House candidates can win back the white working-class voters who strongly supported President Donald Trump last year. But they have a lot of … Click to Continue »

Weird Isn’t Working, Maybe the White House Should Try Normal for a While

Conservatives generally want President Trump to succeed, because the alternative is more of what we are already witnessing: a complete breakdown of the Republican agenda at the national level. The soap opera that the Administration has become, and the useless entity Congress is under its currently incompetent leadership, is disheartening. Show More Summary

Markets Right Now: Weak retail earnings send US stocks lower

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 11:45 a.m. U.S. stocks are mostly lower after Amazon and several other big companies reported quarterly results that disappointed investors. … Click to Continue »

Teaching College English — It’s a Battle

In a top-ten list of thankless and frustrating jobs that don’t pay much, near the top you’d have to put Teaching College English. The problem is that most students enter the class, especially freshman composition, already convinced that...Show More Summary

D.L. Menard, Cajun music ambassador, is dead at 85

D.L. Menard, whose song "The Back Door" is among the most popular in Cajun music, is dead at the age of 85. Menard died Thursday at his home in Scott, … Click to Continue »

A Toxic White House Culture Gets More So

The new White House communications director called up a writer for the New Yorker two nights ago. What he said isn’t going to make it any easier for this administration to staff up. I write about it at Bloomberg View today: “It’s useful to all of us to have a White House that can attract talent. Show More Summary

Watchdog group seeks probe into EPA chief Pruitt's travel

An ethics watchdog group has filed a complaint asking for an investigation into Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's frequent flights to his home state of Oklahoma at taxpayer expense. … Click to Continue »

Justice names new director of water authority

Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a new executive director of the West Virginia Water Development Authority that finances construction of wastewater and water facilities for local government agencies. Marie Prezioso, … Click to Continu...

BLOCKBUSTER: Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne Claims Congressman Told Him Of A Plot To Assassinate Trump [VIDEO]

Honestly, I don’t know what to make of this. I’ve never heard of this pastor. What he is claiming here is very alarming and if true should have been reported

Republican Congressman Mo Brooks: Mitch McConnell Should Resign After Obamacare Debacle

The Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks took to CNN today to blast the Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell over the failure of the GOP to repeal Obamacare this morning. In

How Repeal Died—And Could Rise Again

The failed seven-month drama over rolling back Obamacare illustrates just how far the Republican Party has drifted from constituents and good governance.

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