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Senator Dean Heller's Campaign Paid His Influencer Son $50,000 For 'Quality Content' Senator Dean Heller's Campaign Paid His Influencer Son $50,000 For 'Quality Content'

As one of the most endangered members of his caucus, Republican Senator Dean Heller is facing a tough re-election in November. So he’s turned to his influencer son—Harris Heller—to help him make some sweet, sweet social media content. Fifty thousand dollars worth of content, in fact, straight out of the coffers of…

America Loves Freedom—Unless It's For Palestinians

Have you ever read the news, muttered to yourself, “What in tarnation is goin’ on here??” and then immediately chucked your phone into the nearest trash can?

Jeff Sessions Is Now Going After Immigrants Whose Cases Are Essentially Closed Jeff Sessions Is Now Going After Immigrants Whose Cases Are Essentially Closed

Jeff Sessions, whose appetite for destroying the lives of immigrants will seemingly never be sated, has issued a new directive that could effectively reopen hundreds of thousands of deportation cases.

What Has Kirsten Gillibrand Learned From #MeToo? What Has Kirsten Gillibrand Learned From #MeToo?

In December, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took what was perhaps the boldest move in the generally cautious politician’s decade-long career: She published a Facebook post calling for Al Franken, who had been accused of groping and forcibly kissing multiple women, to step down. Within hours, dozens of senators…

Paul Ryan Terrified Republicans Might Actually Have a Tiny Heart For DACA Paul Ryan Terrified Republicans Might Actually Have a Tiny Heart For DACA

Paul Ryan, a man whose spine is made out of little rolled up pages from Atlas Shrugged, has continuously dodged addressing the issue of DACA reauthorization. But now, he and other GOP leaders are facing a potential rebellion from moderate members of their party who are pushing for a “discharge petition.” The petition…

Rex Tillerson Suddenly Knows a Lot About Ethics Rex Tillerson Suddenly Knows a Lot About Ethics

Rex Tillerson. Remember him? The man who served under Donald Trump for over a year, who has been widely termed “the worst secretaries of State in modern history”? On Wednesday Tillerson gave a commencement speech at the Virginia Military Institute in which he warned of a “growing crisis in ethics and integrity.”

Government Reportedly Set To Stick Migrant Kids In Military Camps After Ripping Them From Parents Government Reportedly Set To Stick Migrant Kids In Military Camps After Ripping Them From Parents

Over the past few weeks, the Trump administration has intensified its efforts to “deter” immigrant families from crossing the border, most visibly by promising to break up families. In an NPR interview last week, Discipline Keeper John Kelly was asked about the heartlessness of separating parents from children. He…

Republican Darling Too Busy Lifting to Campaign, Bro Republican Darling Too Busy Lifting to Campaign, Bro

Meet Josh Hawley, the GOP’s own real life Bobby Newport trying to unseat Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill’s Senate seat in Missouri. Judging from a Politico profile of his campaign out Tuesday, it seems Hawley, who is the Republican Party’s “golden boy” and front-runner in the primary, is too busy lifting weights…

Pruitt's EPA Apparently Blocked 'Nightmare' Study About Water Contamination Pruitt's EPA Apparently Blocked 'Nightmare' Study About Water Contamination

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and the White House reportedly sought to block the publication of a study detailing a nationwide water contamination crisis because—as one White House aide wrote in an email—it would be a “public relations nightmare,” according to a Monday report from Politico.

Sean Hannity and Donald Trump Apparently Gab on the Phone Every Night, Because of Course they Do Sean Hannity and Donald Trump Apparently Gab on the Phone Every Night, Because of Course they Do

Before Donald Trump and Sean Hannity shutter their little eyelids—heavy from a day’s work of destroying the lives of immigrants, women, and people of color—and go to sleep every night, apparently they must speak on the phone to gab about their day.

Is Gina Haspel America's New Feminist Kween?

Have you ever read the news, muttered to yourself, “What in tarnation is goin’ on here??” and then immediately chucked your phone into the nearest trash can?

Joe Biden Mourns the Death of Decency in the White House (1789-2018) Joe Biden Mourns the Death of Decency in the White House (1789-2018)

White House special assistant Kelly Sadler reportedly said Thursday: “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” in reference to John McCain in a closed-door meeting with about two dozen White House communication staffers. That’s a genuinely fucked up thing to say!

While You Were Wondering if Scott Pruitt Could Get Worse, He Was Dining With An Alleged Child Abuser While You Were Wondering if Scott Pruitt Could Get Worse, He Was Dining With An Alleged Child Abuser

The cardinal rule of Scott Pruitt: Just when you thought he couldn’t possibly get any more dumb and unethical, there’s always a new low. This time, documents obtained by the New York Times Thursday show that when the EPA administrator was in Rome last June, he dined with Cardinal George Pell, a climate denier that …

Andrew Cuomo Wants You to Know That Some of His Best Friends Are Jews Andrew Cuomo Wants You to Know That Some of His Best Friends Are Jews

In his push to paint himself as a progressive since Cynthia Nixon announced her primary bid, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been employing a strange form of identity politics. Last month, Cuomo called himself “undocumented” (he isn’t) and stated that he was “raised by poor immigrants from South Jamaica” (he…

Senator Rudely Suggests That Netflix and Chilling Is 'Easy' Senator Rudely Suggests That Netflix and Chilling Is 'Easy'

Chris Van Hollen, a U.S. senator from Maryland, likely wanted to highlight the fact that Democratic senators are making a last-ditch effort to save net neutrality in a light-hearted, relatable way. But instead he ended up rudely suggesting on Wednesday that “Netflix and Chill is easy.”

Elaine Chao Is a Stealth American Nightmare Elaine Chao Is a Stealth American Nightmare

Nearly every member of Donald Trump’s wealthy cabal of cabinet members has faced some sort of scandal in the president’s first term. Scott Pruitt, Tom Price, David Shulkin, Ryan Zinke, and Ben Carson have all dominated the news at one time or another with their corrupt spending habits. The press had a field day with…

Democrats Have a Bold New Plan to Save Unions Democrats Have a Bold New Plan to Save Unions

One of the biggest problems Americans face is the increasing control that employers have over their jobs and their lives. Much of this can be attributed to the decades-long decline in union membership, driven in part by conservatives passing so-called “Right to Work” laws across the country. On Wednesday, Bernie…

Call It Torture Call It Torture

Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, is testifying in front of Congress today. Her nomination is seen as being on shaky ground thanks to her role in overseeing a CIA black site in Thailand during the Bush administration where prisoners were tortured. While her exact role is…

Trump Won't Rest Until He Slashes Even More Funding From Poor Kids' Healthcare Trump Won't Rest Until He Slashes Even More Funding From Poor Kids' Healthcare

Right before the December holidays last year, the GOP passed a massive $1.5 trillion in tax cuts that largely benefitted the wealthiest of Americans. In addition to a spending increase approved in the two-year budget passed in February, Donald Trump and Republicans are now scaremongering about the (self-imposed)…

Trump Team Reportedly Spent Days Drafting a Tweet That Still Came Out Bad Trump Team Reportedly Spent Days Drafting a Tweet That Still Came Out Bad

When Donald Trump fires off impromptu tweets, they are usually bad. (This is relatable, except for the fact that he is the president of the United States and I am a mere blogger thirsty for traff.) But apparently, when Trump’s team plans for days to draft a tweet, they are also bad.

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