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Lindsey Graham Is 'Compromised' Because He's a Republican Lindsey Graham Is 'Compromised' Because He's a Republican

What happened to Lindsey Graham? Like any chameleon, he adapted to the world around him.

Tell Us Your Government Shutdown Stories Tell Us Your Government Shutdown Stories

As I write this, we’re now in the fourth week of a federal government shutdown that appears to have no end in sight. President Donald Trump is losing it. The Democrats are (surprisingly) holding their ground over their refusal to provide nearly $6 billion in funding for a wall on the southern border. And as a result…

Steve King Is Taking All of This Very Well Steve King Is Taking All of This Very Well

Given Rep. Steve King’s well-documented history of being a racist and a fascist sympathizer, you’d think that the GOP could do better than stripping him of his committee assignments when it’s politically convenient, and that Congress could do better than targeting him with a resolution so weak that even King himself…

I guess you can believe both “a twisted ankle sucks” and “amputating your leg is a questionable fix for that,” but it ain’t easy.

Iranian State TV Network Says the FBI Is Detaining One of Its Journalists Iranian State TV Network Says the FBI Is Detaining One of Its Journalists

Iran’s state English television network Press TV says one of its journalists, an American-Iranian woman from New Orleans named Marzieh Hashemi, is being held in an FBI detention center in Washington D.C. The network says Hashemi “has been subjected to violent and abusive treatment from the very onset.”

Steny Hoyer Doesn't Know What to Do Steny Hoyer Doesn't Know What to Do

On Tuesday, Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer was asked by Cheddar whether or not he agreed with the push to raise the top marginal tax rate to as high as 70 percent, an idea put forward by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez which a recent poll found has support from the majority of Americans.…

Beto on Immigration: I Dunno, What Do You Guys Think? Beto on Immigration: I Dunno, What Do You Guys Think?

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke is celebrating his first month out of Congress by indulging some rampant speculation about what he’ll do next, including a potential run for president in 2020. On Tuesday, the Washington Post published a lengthy interview with O’Rourke where reporter Jenna Johnson essentially grilled O’Rourke…

Don’t Give the GOP Any Credit Over Steve King Don’t Give the GOP Any Credit Over Steve King

So, it happened: The GOP finally did something about the open white supremacist in their House caucus, albeit years late and much less than the full censure and expulsion Iowa Rep. Steve King deserves.

Free Market Boner Rand Paul Is Getting Hernia Surgery in Canada Free Market Boner Rand Paul Is Getting Hernia Surgery in Canada

There are two things you need to know about Sen. Rand Paul: He hates government-funded healthcare and he loves getting his ass kicked by his neighbor over petty Nextdoor-style bullshit. This time, love actually did trump hate: the Louisville Courier Journal reports that Paul, who is still recovering from his injuries…

Pentagon Starting to Suspect This John Bolton Guy Might Actually Want a War With Iran Pentagon Starting to Suspect This John Bolton Guy Might Actually Want a War With Iran

Today in “no shit”: According to the New York Times, the Pentagon is starting to worry that the words and actions of national security advisor John Bolton—a man who has dedicated his entire career to starting a war with Iran—might actually cause a war with Iran.

A Guide to All the Obscure, Boring, and Unlikeable White Guys Who Might Run in 2020 A Guide to All the Obscure, Boring, and Unlikeable White Guys Who Might Run in 2020

It’s just days into 2019, but unfortunately we’re already in full swing for the 2020 election. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has already announced she was forming an exploratory committee to run for president, and she was quickly joined a few days later by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

Democrats Are Already Getting Their Knives Out for AOC Democrats Are Already Getting Their Knives Out for AOC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to be everywhere. Because of that, she’s faced a steady stream of attacks by the right. But now, a whole slew of House Democrats have also come together to take a caucus-wide potshot at Ocasio-Cortez in Politico. Who said bipartisanship was dead?

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Daily Kos Guy Delivers Thousands of Roses to Nancy Pelosi, a Completely Normal Thing to Do Daily Kos Guy Delivers Thousands of Roses to Nancy Pelosi, a Completely Normal Thing to Do

All things considered, Nancy Pelosi is having a pretty good 2019 so far. She was just re-elected Speaker of the House after dismantling opposition within her own party, and polling has shown that President Donald Trump is garnering more of the blame for the ongoing federal government shutdown than the Democrats.

Tom Steyer Is a Fucking Moron Tom Steyer Is a Fucking Moron

Billionaire Tom Steyer will announce today that he’s not running for president, according to the New York Times. Good, but there’s a catch: He’s also planning on spending another FORTY MILLION DOLLARS to try to impeach Donald Trump. Not good! Dumb as shit!

Rod Rosenstein Is Allegedly Actually Really Leaving This Time Rod Rosenstein Is Allegedly Actually Really Leaving This Time

Multiple outlets reported on Wednesday morning that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein plans to leave the Department of Justice after Attorney General nominee Bill Barr’s expected confirmation.

Sleazy Democratic Lobbyists Can't Understand Why People Hate Them Sleazy Democratic Lobbyists Can't Understand Why People Hate Them

Everyone knows that promising to reject corporate PAC money is the cool thing to do if you’re thinking about running for president in 2020. But not all Democrats agree, according to a story in The Hill on Tuesday that includes quotes from at least three people who used to work in the Obama administration and are now…

Again With This Shit? Again With This Shit?

On her first day in Congress, Rashida Tlaib called Donald Trump a “motherfucker.” This rules, but as you could probably expect, it has also officially become a Thing, thanks to an opposition willing to weaponize anything and everything despite how hypocritical it might make them look, and a political press and a…

Why Did These Democrats Vote Against Nancy Pelosi? Why Did These Democrats Vote Against Nancy Pelosi?

Earlier today, Nancy Pelosi was elected the new Speaker of the House, reclaiming the position after an eight-year absence. Pelosi received 220 votes to Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s 192. A pretty significant number of Democrats, however, voted for someone else, meaning that, although Democrats will…

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