Trump Already Trying to Pull Out of Paris Climate Agreement

He isn't even president yet, but Donald Trump, who bizarrely believes that global warming is a hoax invented by China to destroy the American economy, is already looking for ways to void this country's involvement in the Paris climate accords. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Fake Anti-Establishment Con

Most of the people who voted for Trump did so largely because they believed he was truly anti-establishment, that he would go to Washington and "drain the swamp" or corrupt politicians taking payoffs from lobbyists and be a new and totally different kind of Republican president. They got punked. … [Read more...]

Guess What? Trump Lied About Locking Out Lobbyists

Well here's a shock. It took about 48 hours for Donald Trump to prove that his claim that "the only special interest I have is you" was total bullshit. His transition team is loaded with lobbyists and industry consultants, the same people he spent the whole campaign slamming as the cause of corruption. … [Read more...]

The Empty Promise of Term Limits

Donald Trump is now proposing term limits for Congress, something that would require a constitutional amendment. It's an appeal to superficial anti-government cynicism that simply does not work in reality the way the uninformed average American thinks. In fact, term limits are a very bad idea. … [Read more...]

And Yet Another Trump Lie is Revealed

Here's a shocker: Donald Trump lied about something. And this time, he either lied on national television during one of the primary debates or he lied under oath in a deposition in a lawsuit. It involves the question of whether he tried to buy off Jeb Bush to get casino gambling legalized in Florida. … [Read more...]

Another SCOTUS Case on When Judges Must Recuse

One of the cases the Supreme Court will hear this fall is Chisholm v. Two Unnamed Petitioners, a Wisconsin case that returns to the Supreme Court the question of when state judges must recuse in cases involving groups that spent large amounts of money to help get them elected. … [Read more...]

Breitbart’s Ridiculous Comey Conspiracy Theory has "exposed" FBI Director James Comey's ties to the Clinton Foundation, proving...well, something. They don't even try to make an argument for an actual conflict of interest, believing, I'm sure, that merely pointing out any connection will be enough to get their audience salivating. … [Read more...]

The Trump Surrogates Provoke Laughter Again

The collection of halfwits and idiots known as the Trump media surrogates are unintentionally some of the most hilarious people alive. Listen to what Kayleigh McEnany said to defend Trump's donation to Pamela Bondi while she was considering whether to join a lawsuit against Trump "University." … [Read more...]

Pleas Fails to Get Kochs to Back Trump

I wrote last week about the plan by several high-profile Republican donors to try to convince the Koch brothers to support Trump at the annual meeting of their political network contributors held this weekend. Those efforts failed as Charles Koch said on Friday they would not do so. … [Read more...]

Big GOP Donors Begging Kochs to Pony Up

After initially saying they would spend up to a billion dollars in this year's campaign, the Koch brothers have refused to support Donald Trump and been harshly critical of him. But a number of other big Republican donors are trying to get them to change their minds. … [Read more...]

Kochs Will Not Fund RNC Convention

The Koch brothers will not donate money to put on the Republican National Convention this year, as they have done in most previous presidential elections. This comes as their representatives are set to meet with representatives of the Trump campaign. … [Read more...]

Florida AG Solicited Donation Before Dropping Trump Investigation

We've known for a long time that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi had investigated Trump "University" and dropped the probe after getting a political contribution from him. Now we know that this contribution was one that she directly solicited from him. … [Read more...]