When this boondoggle passes, conservatism dies.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota) denied a report Wednesday that he had decided to resign the following day. Minnesota Public Radio had reported, citing an unnamed Democratic official who had spoken to Franken and his staff, that the senator would resign Thursday. Shortly after the story went live, however, Franken's office said it was "not accurate." ... Also on Wednesday, more than a dozen Democratic senators called for Franken's resignation. The senator's office announced amid those calls that he would make an announcement Thursday.
Hedge-fund billionaire and major conservative donor Robert Mercer is stepping down from his position as co-CEO of Renaissance Technologies, he said Thursday. In a letter to employees obtained by Business Insider, Mercer said he had become an object of press scrutiny in the past year, referencing his activity as a major conservative donor. ... In addition to leaving his position at Rentech, Mercer announced in the letter that he will also sell his stake in the far-right news website Breitbart News to his daughters -- including Rebekah Mercer, a major Republican donor who served on the executive committee of US President Donald Trump's transition team. read more
'I want to quit': Fox News employees say their network's Russia coverage was 'an embarrassment'
Gosse mentions that years ago he noticed that, "the right-wing chorus pontificating from screens in bars and shops was filled by men with names like Hannity, O'Reilly, and Buchanan." read more