Mike Pence, who only stays out of our collective nightmares because he’s not the living, walking embodiment of every terrifying political act and gesture in the world, tried to pump up the sagging fortunes of the Trump Administration (TA) with “the Jews.” Short version: it didn’t go well. Color me not impressed. Pence tweeted out that he would be speaking… Read more »
Maryland’s own Tom Perez is the new DNC chair, defeating Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison on the second ballot, 235-200.
Tom Perez 213.5 Keith Ellison 200 Sally Boynton Brown 12 Pete Buttiegeg 1 Jehmu Greene 0.5 no vote/abstain 3 Whoever split their vote between Tom Perez and Jehmu Greene is probably very unhappy right now. Second ballot being counted as we speak. Results shortly.
The DNC meeting in Atlanta has been going on for several hours now, and the vote for chair is coming up momentarily. In breaking news, South Bend Mayor and party rising star Pete Buttiegeg used his time to deliver a wonderful, lyrical speech in which he withdrew from the race, recognizing that he could not win. If you’re a total nerd,… Read more »
The annual MCDCC event is Sunday, the speaker is Chris Van Hollen, and every cool kid you know is gonna be there. So come to the North Bethesda Marriott from 12:30-3:00 and keep your credibility and status as an in the know person. You can get your tickets here.
From the Department of “whatthefuckareyoukiddingmewhodecidedthatwasagoodidea,” a local Hawaii schoolteacher sang the German national anthem before an international tennis match between Germany and the United States, but instead of the modern version somebody decided it would be better to use the Nazi version. The Guardian has the story and the insanely cringeworthy video. Why is it that the American media never covers these… Read more »
Apparently nobody’s biting so if you’re willing to have noted loon K.T. McFarland as your deputy, you’re good to go. I’d strongly suggest you “pre-retain” counsel for the inevitable FBI investigation, though. Vice Admiral Robert Harward has rejected President Trump’s offer to be the new national security adviser, CBS News’ Major Garrett reports. Sources close to the situation told Garrett Harward… Read more »
In the first high profile failure of one of Trump’s swamp denizens, Labor nominee Andrew Puzder has withdrawn his nomination in the face of growing bipartisan opposition. Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s choice to serve as the next labor secretary, has withdrawn his nomination amidst growing resistance from Republicans and Democrats in the Senate. “After careful consideration and discussions with my family,… Read more »
Senator Chris Van Hollen, as part of a group of 11 Democratic senators, has written to new AG Jeff “See No Evil” Sessions seeking an independent special prosecutor to investigate both the contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia, as well as efforts to cover it up. Here’s Van Hollen’s press release: And here’s the full text of the letter… Read more »
I haven’t been able to keep up with all of the blockbuster stories spilling out of the White House in the past several days, and the increasingly desperate attempts by Congresssional Republicans to pretend it isn’t happening. My jaw has been on the floor more than once today. But here’s something to sum up where we are and where I… Read more »