WaPo: Mueller Is Investigating Trump for Obstruction of Justice

The Washington Post reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Donald Trump for obstruction of justice in regard to the probe into possible collusion between his campaign and the Russian government. … [Read more...]

Gianforte Gets Slap on the Wrist

Christian theocrat, liar and new member of Congress from Montana, pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter who dared to ask him questions. As predicted, he received barely a slap on the wrist, with the judge originally sentencing him to four days in jail, then replacing that with no jail time at all. … [Read more...]

RNC Chair Demands End to All Russia Investigations

Ronna Romney McDaniel, niece of Mitt Romney and the vigorously pro-Trump chairman of the Republican National Committee, told Fox News that all of the investigations into Trump and any connections to Russia should be ended completely and immediately. … [Read more...]

SCOTUS Unanimously Limits Asset Forfeiture. Kind Of.

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in a case involving civil asset forfeiture this week, but it doesn't really do all that much to limit the use of that blatantly unconstitutional tactic. The facts of this case were very clear and very limited, so it will take future cases to see if it's expanded on. … [Read more...]

Gianforte Reaches Settlement for Assaulting Reporter

Greg Gianforte, an extreme far-right theocrat who was arrested for physically assaulting a reporter the night before a special election in Montana, has reached a civil settlement in which he apologized to the reporter and made a donation to a charity. … [Read more...]

House Approves Appalling Law on Sexting

The U.S. House of Representatives, always eager to jump on the latest moral panic for a power grab, just voted overwhelmingly for a bill that would subject teenagers who send nude pictures to one another to federal prison for 15 years for child pornography. … [Read more...]

Previewing Comey’s Testimony

Former FBI Director James Comey's prepared opening remarks to the Senate Intelligence Committee today have been posted on the committee's website and it offers some insight and a good deal of clarification to various news reports over the last few months. Some of the highlights. … [Read more...]

Five NC Christians on Trial for Violent Abuse During ‘Exorcism’

A group of Christians from a church in North Carolina are on trial for the kidnapping and violent assault of a young man during what one of them admitted in court was an attempt to drive out "homosexual demons" from the man. 30 members of the church joined in on the assault. … [Read more...]

Mueller Investigation Already Expanding

Reuters reports that newly named Special Counsel Robert Mueller is already expanding the scope of his investigation into the Trump campaign and possible Russian collusion during the election to include Michael Flynn's undisclosed financial relationship with the government of Turkey. … [Read more...]

Peter Palumbo May Be Going to Jail

Remember Peter Palumbo? He was the Rhode Island state legislator who called Jessica Ahlquist an "evil little thing" and claimed that she was doing it all for the money and was going to file a million dollar lawsuit against the school district. He was just indicted for embezzlement. … [Read more...]

Republican Bill Would Virtually Eliminate Accountability for Police

Old friend of Dispatches Radley Balko is still doing the best reporting in the country on police misconduct and brutality and he writes about a new bill Republicans want to pass in Congress that would make it virtually impossible to sue police officers for their illegal actions. … [Read more...]

Gianforte Wins House Seat After Assaulting Reporter

As many predicted, violent right-wing thug Greg Gianforte won his election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives only 24 hours after being arrested for violently assaulting a reporter from the Guardian newspaper for asking him pesky questions. … [Read more...]