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Trump is already priming his base 'to come out and fight' if he loses the election: expert

22 June 2024 @ 2:03 am

A political scientist and author is warning that former President Donald Trump is already laying the groundwork for what could be another violent insurrection if he loses the November election.In a Friday night interview with CNN, Barbara F. Walter — who wrote the book How Civil Wars Start — said Trump has so far been repeating the same rhetoric from his 2020 campaign. She observed that unlike most conventional presidential candidates, Trump is literally running for office to remain a free man. According to Walter, this means doing whatever it takes to win, including fomenting political violence."He wants to stay out of jail and he wants to get in the White House," Walter told CNN host Pamela Brown. "And this is sort of classic, mob-style bully

'Reprehensible': GOP lawmaker arrested, held without bond amid sexual assault investigation

22 June 2024 @ 12:36 am

Michigan state representative Neil Friske, who is a freshman Republican lawmaker representing a rural district in the northern part of the state, is now being held without bond, and potentially faces three felony charges.The Washington Post reported that Friske was arrested at approximately 3 AM Eastern Time on Thursday morning, following a "late-night incident" involving a man with a gun chasing a woman, and potentially shots fired. While Friske hasn't yet been formally charged, police are reportedly requesting that prosecutors file charges of sexual assault, along with a separate assault charge and a gun charge.In a statement posted to Facebook, Friske's campaign appeared to not dispute that the lawmaker wa

Trump botched America’s pandemic response. His second term would be even more disastrous

21 June 2024 @ 10:52 pm

I think it’s important to remind yourself of the basics. In the case of Donald Trump’s campaign, the basic good-faith question is: why does he want his old job back? Indeed, he wants the job from which he was fired. What’s he going to do right this time that he did wrong last time?Why was Trump fired? That’s debatable, but I don’t think there’s any question that his mismanagement of the covid pandemic was the deciding factor in why a majority of the electorate chose his opponent. More than a million Americans got sick and died. Many of those deaths were preventable. Unemployment soared. So did rates of crime, including murder. The economy seemed to come close to collapse, as did society generally. Everyone was miserable from being in isolation. That wasn’t the problem. All president

'Credible threat to the convention': Trump campaign moves to root out disloyal RNC delegates

21 June 2024 @ 10:46 pm

Former President Donald Trump's 2024 campaign is reportedly now applying pressure to delegates ahead of the Republican National Convention (RNC) next month as he aims to officially lock up the GOP's presidential nomination.NBC News reported Friday that the Trump campaign has been working behind the scenes to apply pressure to Republican delegates from Arizona amid rumors that they may not be completely loyal to the MAGA agenda. This reportedly included reaching out to "alternate" delegates who told the network that the former president's team was attempting to head off any attempts to thwart the nomination of both Trump himself and his preferred vice presidential pick.

'We will kill you all': Trump supporters send 'upsetting' death threats to Manhattan DA

21 June 2024 @ 9:21 pm

The Office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has been inundated with death threats following former President Donald Trump's 34 felony convictions, according to new reporting.NBC News reported Friday that in the last three months alone, there have been dozens of death threats made against Bragg, his family and his staff, according to the New York Police Department (NYPD). And since April, the DA's office has forwarded more than 500 threatening phone calls and letters to the NYPD. At least two bomb threats were phoned in to the residences of two people involved with the case on the first day of Trump's New York criminal trial.NYPD Sergeant Nicholas Pistilli note

Ten Commandments governor declares no church-state separation in rough Fox News interview

21 June 2024 @ 7:50 pm

Louisiana Republican Governor Jeff Landry appeared surprised in a Friday Fox News interview when asked to defend his newly-signed law requiring the Bible’s Ten Commandments to be posted in every public school classroom throughout the state, which critics say is unconstitutional.Speaking about the First Amendment principle of separation of church and state, which the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed at least a half-dozen times, Landry declared: “I challenge anyone who says that to go find me those words in the First Amendment. They don’t exist.”He went on to claim those who want to “extract” what he claims are America’s Judeo-Christian principles “out of the foundation of this country…really and tr

'We do really want to burn it all down': Trumpworld says it isn’t 'bluffing' about 2nd term

21 June 2024 @ 7:43 pm

An unnamed Republican source close to former President Donald Trump is confirming that reports of the former president wanting to establish a far-right, authoritarian government in a second term are not hyperbole.In a recent Rolling Stone article, reporters Adam Rawnsley and Asawin Suebsaeng spoke with several unnamed GOP-aligned sources who are in Trump's orbit, and they made no efforts to assuage concerns that Trump would drastically reshape the federal government if he took power again. Rather, these sources instead confirmed that reports of a term-limited Trump eliminating all guardrails that would stand in the way of him wielding absolute unchecked executive power and pursuing vengea

Biden attorney warns America will be in 'sorry state' if 'democratic norms' collapse

21 June 2024 @ 6:31 pm

During a Friday, June 21 appearance on CNN, Democratic attorney Bob Bauer would not confirm or deny whether he is playing President Joe Biden in prep for 2024's first Biden/Donald Trump debate — which is scheduled for Thursday, June 27 in Atlanta. Bauer did, however, discuss playing Trump in debate prep in the past. Bauer also had a lot to say about the effect this year's presidential race could have on "democratic institutions" in the United States.READ MORE: MAGA symbol was visible on Samuel Alito’s property as Supreme Court weighed

Kyle Rittenhouse’s sister pleads for $3000 to avoid eviction: 'Unimaginable hardship'

21 June 2024 @ 5:41 pm

In right-wing media, Kyle Rittenhouse was exalted as a hero after shooting three Black Lives Matter protestors — two of them fatally — during George Floyd-related protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 25, 2020. Many liberal and progressive outlets, however, attacked Rittenhouse as a "vigilante."During his criminal trial, Rittenhouse's defense team argued that he acted in self-defense. And a jury in Kenosha, in November 2021, acquitted him on charges of homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangerment.Rittenhouse has been treated like a celebrity by Fox News and other right-wing media outlets. But now, according to Newsweek, his sister Faith Rittenhouse is trying to r

Alito absent during 'second day in a row' of bombshell SCOTUS rulings

21 June 2024 @ 5:41 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court continued to release decisions on Friday morning, June 21, upholding a federal law that prohibits gun ownership for those who have a restraining order against them because of domestic violence complaints. The High Court rejected an argument that the law was a violation of the U.S. Constitution's 2nd Amendment. However, the justices have yet to release an anxiously awaited decision on former President Donald Trump's presidential immunity claims.According to CNN's Shania Shelton, Justice Samuel Alito was "not prese