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GOP campaign consultant John Weaver on John McCain & the GOP Stockholm Syndrome under Trump

John Weaver is a longtime GOP presidential campaign manager (McCain 2000 & 2008 (for part of the campaign), Huntsman 2012, Kasich 2016) who, rare among campaign operatives, also nearly worked for the Democrats in the 2000s. A vocal Never-Trumper, [...]
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‘Scam PACs’ rake in millions under guise of charity

A web of new political action committees raised nearly $ 6 million in recent months under the guise of supporting police, veterans and cancer research. But nearly all the money has gone to their own vendors and staff, as opposed [...]
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The one woman in Republican leadership is under siege

4 weeks ago | 0 comment
If 2018 is the year of the woman, don’t tell Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The lone female member of House Republican leadership is under siege in D.C. and back home in Washington state. In Congress, several fellow GOP members are [...]
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Trump White House Gotta Throw Nikki Haley Under This Bus Real Fast, BRB

1 month ago | 0 comment
Maybe she’ll primary Trump in 2020. Don’t laugh, could happen. A strange thing is happening with Russian sanctions, because there is always a strange thing happening with Russian sanctions in Trump’s America. This weekend, UN Ambassador [...]
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Hannity’s ethics under fire

1 month ago | 0 comment
Sean Hannity, the top-rated Fox News host and an especially influential voice in the Trump era, appears to have few constraints at the network. | Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images [...]
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Markets Holding up under Tariff Tantrum Conditions

1 month ago | 0 comment
Last Friday’s negative trading session for stocks, which all but erased any gains for the week, left a burn mark on the ever-resilient bullish sentiment that has characterized the primary trend. Global trade matters greatly, and the prospect [...]
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Trump bemoans how Pruitt is ‘TOTALLY under siege’

2 months ago | 0 comment
White House officials said this week President Donald Trump is pleased with EPA head Scott Pruitt’s (right) efforts to roll back environmental regulations at the [...]
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Foreign visas plunge under Trump

2 months ago | 0 comment
The United States is granting fewer visitor visas to people from around the world — not just Muslims — as President Donald Trump ratchets up his anti-immigration rhetoric. By one measure, the U.S. granted 13 percent fewer visitor [...]
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Russia, Praised for Scrapping Chemical Weapons, Now Under Watchdog’s Gaze

2 months ago | 0 comment
If the dispute escalates, however, Britain could request a so-called challenge inspection of Russian laboratories to look for signs of Novichok production — a measure that has never been invoked in the monitoring group’s 21-year history. [...]
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Dems under pressure to block Pompeo, Haspel

2 months ago | 0 comment
Senate Democrats are coming under pressure from the left to tank President Donald Trump’s latest Cabinet nominees, setting up a major test of unity for the party. Trump’s choice of CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to lead the spy agency [...]