In recent weeks, Elizabeth Warren has emerged as the mainstream media's favorite candidate for now, at least.
Warren's polling has largely been stagnant over the course of the race for the Democratic nomination, but you wouldn't know it from the fawning coverage coverage that just so happens to consistently echo the Warren campaign's exact talking points. The New York Times asks Elizabeth Warren is running an ideas-first campaign. Will it work?' The Washington Post writes, Warren's nonstop ideas reshape the Democratic presidential race -- and give her new momentum.' Apparently, the self-admitted policy wonk who has put her meaty policy prescriptions front and center in the campaign' is also approaching a breakout with black voters,' and she is very good on the stump.'
Republican John James announced another campaign for Senate in Michigan Thursday, setting up a major clash with first-term Democratic Sen. Gary Peters.
James, a veteran and businessman, ran for Senate in 2018, losing by 7 percentage points to Sen. Debbie Stabenow. But Senate Republicans have eagerly recruited him to run again, believing his proven fundraising ability and a full campaign cycle to run would make him even more competitive this time around.
Republicans are mostly on defense next year as they seek to protect their 53-47 Senate majority, and putting Michigan in play would be a critical boost, giving them another offensive opportunity, along with Alabama, to cushion their control of the chamber.
Now that Robert Mueller has closed up shop as special counsel and shot off fireworks at his final press conference, the country can step back and assess the job he did. The results are decidedly mixed.
Mueller made two vital contributions. The first was an in-depth investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. He concluded it was systematic and favored Donald Trump. The second was an intensive examination of possible coordination between the Russians and the Trump campaign. He concluded that no charges were warranted against any Americans.
The country needed those investigations and Mueller deserves praise for conducting them...[snip]... read more
It cannot be emphasized too often: Russiagate -- allegations that the American president has been compromised by the Kremlin, which may even have helped to put him in the White House -- is the worst and (considering the lack of actual evidence) most fraudulent political scandal in American history.
The Justice Department's inspector general (IG) issued a report Wednesday accusing a former FBI deputy assistant director of leaking "sensitive" information to a member of the press. read more