Published on Apr 3, 2019
Herman Cain, the former pizza company executive who ran for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, is being considered by President Donald Trump for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board.
As the U.S. Senate prepared to vote on Thursday on a proposal to end President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the southern border, a Republican said he was gaining support for a second bill that would keep the emergency in effect temporarily. read more
On 6 February 2017, a website of uncertain origin named "The Tennessee Star" was born. At the time, it was unclear who funded or operated this "local newspaper," which was largely filled with freely licensed content from organizations tied to conservative mega-donors. After some prodding by Politico in early 2018, the Tennessee Star revealed its primary architects to be three Tea Party-connected conservative activists: Michael Patrick Leahy, Steve Gill, and Christina Botteri.
Now, a Snopes investigation reveals in detail how these activists used the appearance of local newspapers to promote messages paid for or supported by outside or undisclosed interests. read more
A Virginia Military Institute yearbook overseen by future state Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment in 1968 features a host of racist photos and slurs, including blackface. The revelation about one of Virginia's most powerful Republicans comes as the state's Democratic governor and attorney general are facing calls to resign over their own admissions they wore blackface as young men.