A ‘dark money’ super PAC managed to spend $1.3 million without saying where it got its money

Alex Wong/Getty Images The Mountain Families PAC managed to spend $ 1.3 million in May without revealing who was supplying the donation. Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited sums of money in elections, but are required to disclose where the money is coming from.  Donors have gotten around this by starting a new super PAC after the […]

Kavanaugh fights back tears, quotes his 10yo daughter saying family should pray for Ford

SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh got emotional during the hearings on the alleged sexual assault with his voice breaking as he spoke about his daughter saying they should pray for “the woman” – his accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Struggling to hold back tears, Kavanaugh told the hearing how the whole affair affected his family, especially his […]

Some of Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale colleagues who previously defended him are now saying the sexual assault allegations he’s facing should be investigated

Several of Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale colleagues who endorsed his confirmation to the Supreme Court are now calling for an investigation into the sexual assault accusations he’s facing. Kent Sinclair, Douglas Rutzen and Mark Osler, all signed an August 27 letter from Yale Law School alumni to the Senate Judiciary Committee defending Kavanaugh’s character. Kavanaugh is […]

PayPal bans Alex Jones, saying he “promoted hate”

Enlarge / Alex Jones in Cleveland in 2016. (credit: Brooks Kraft/ Getty Images) Payment processing giant PayPal has cut off the account of Alex Jones—the latest in a long line of technology companies to cut ties with the radio host and online provocateur. “We undertook an extensive review of the Infowars sites and found instances […]

The newspaper that published the ‘angry baby’ Serena Williams cartoon ran a hit piece saying she is ‘no feminist hero’ — here’s why they’re dead wrong

AP Images Serena Williams is being attacked by an Australian newspaper. The American tennis player received three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in last weekend’s US Open women’s final. These violations were criticized, perhaps fairly, by the Herald Sun newspaper. But the paper has continued a mean-spirited crusade against Williams. It lampooned […]

Halloween review round-up: What are critics saying about the new Halloween movie?

The 2018 edition of Halloween is still a few months from its theatrical release. However, many critics have been treated to screenings ahead of its debut. They have some strong opinions. What are critics saying about the new Halloween movie? Brian Tallerico writing from the Toronto Film Festival for RogerEbert.com gave it two stars. He […]

Restoration Hardware tumbles after saying it’ll prioritize earnings over revenues (RH)

AP Restoration Hardware reported earnings that beat on profits but missed on sales. The high-end furniture retailer said it will prioritize earnings over revenues. Shares are down more than 10%.  Watch Restoration Hardware trade in real-time here. Restoration Hardware shares are down more than 10% Wednesday after the high-end furniture retailer delivered earnings that beat on […]

Dick’s Sporting Goods plunges after saying it saw ‘significant declines in Under Armour sales’ (DKS)

Dick’s Sporting Goods beat on earnings, but missed on sales. The sporting-goods retailer raised its full-year guidance, but to less than what analysts were expecting. Shares are tumbled in pre-market trading. Watch Dick’s Sporting Goods trade in real-time here. Dick’s Sporting Goods plunged as much as 14% in pre-market trading on Wednesday as a slowdown in Under […]

Trump reportedly caught the Japanese prime minister off guard during a meeting at the White House by saying ‘I remember Pearl Harbor’

AP/Susan Walsh President Donald Trump reportedly told Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe “I remember Pearl Harbor” during a meeting at the White House in June, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. The reported comment is part of an increasingly complicated relationship between the two world leaders. Trump imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on Japan, and Abe […]