Democrats & Republicans play blame game as Christmas shutdown looms

With Democrats determined to vote against any funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall proposal and Trump refusing to sign a bill without it, the US government is heading for a shutdown right before Christmas. Congress has until midnight on Friday to approve funding to keep the US government going. The Senate and the House […]

Florida judge orders voter records inspection, siding with Republicans as recount looms

A Florida judge ruled the Broward County elections supervisor must allow inspection of voter records in response to a lawsuit from outgoing Governor Rick Scott, whose Senate victory is now in jeopardy thanks to late-counted votes. Judge Carol-Lisa Phillip ruled that Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes must allow the records to be inspected before 7 […]

OBAMA: ‘There’s a pattern’ of Republicans running the economy ‘into the ground’ and Democrats having to ‘come back and clean things up’

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Former President Barack Obama pushed back on Republicans attempts to take credit for recent economic strength during a speech Monday. “So when you hear all this talk about economic miracles right now, remember who started it,” Obama said. Obama also made the argument that Democrats in general are forced to “clean up” […]

Trump says he’s not to blame if Republicans lose the House after the midterm elections

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Donald Trump said that he won’t accept the blame if Republicans lose the House after the midterm elections. Trump said he believes he is “helping” Republican candidates as he campaigns ahead of crucial midterm elections next month. Trump also resisted comparisons to President Barack Obama, who took responsibility for the Democrats’ […]

'F*CK. YOU. ALL': Google 'design lead' wishes for Republicans to burn in hell in Twitter outburst

An apparent senior Google employee went on an expletive-laden rant against GOP lawmakers who’d voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. ‘F*CK. YOU. ALL. TO. HELL,’ the designer wrote, before deleting the tweet. While Google continues to pride itself on being nominally politically unbiased, some of its employees don’t appear to bother […]

‘Little lies point to bigger lies’: James Comey writes that the FBI’s investigation into Kavanaugh won’t be ‘as hard as Republicans hope it will be’

Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images Former FBI director James Comey wrote in an op-ed Sunday that the FBI’s background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not be “as hard as Republicans hope it will be.” FBI investigators “know that little lies point to bigger lies,” Comey wrote. “They know that obvious lies by the nominee […]

Meet the sex-crimes prosecutor Republicans hired to question Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford at their upcoming sexual-assault hearing

Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans announced on Tuesday that they hired Maricopa County, Arizona sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to question Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford in a hearing centered on Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. The only interviews Mitchell has ever done is with a publication put out by the […]

Republicans grant Christine Blasey Ford’s request for more time to decide whether she’ll testify on sexual assault claim against Brett Kavanaugh

Research Gate/Getty Images Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys asked for more time to decide whether Ford will speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her claim that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. Committee chairman Chuck Grassley granted the request Friday night. He initially gave them until 10 p.m. ET Friday to respond, otherwise […]

Here Are Four Ways Republicans Have Quietly Kept a Distance From Trump

The elderly constituent in a white blouse would pose a thorny political problem for many Republicans nationwide. Not so for Rep. Brian Mast, who, talking at a senior center in his Palm Beach district, gamely takes on her question: Should semiautomatic weapons be outlawed? The Florida congressman starts by establishing his firearm bona fides, from […]