John Oliver Brutally Mocks Trumps Crazy Witch Hunt Merch

On Sunday night, his late-night show Last Week Tonight with the latest developments in what hes calling Stupid Watergate II: Revenge of the Ding Dong Dingus. Over the past week, President Trump and his toadying voices in the right-wing media have sought to to expose information on Vindman, an Iraq War hero and Purple Heart recipient, suggesting (without presenting a shred of evidence) that he is a Never Trumper. But Oliver, as a comedian first, was more interested in the ridiculous anti-impeachment memorabilia that Trump is hawking to his most loyal followers in his online store. Incredibly, despite the mounting evidence against him, Trump still insists this is The Greatest Witch Hunt in American History. In fact, his campaign website …

Don Jr. Distances Dad From Kentucky Governors Race: This Has Nothing to Do With Trump

With the Laura Ingraham absolved President Trump of any blame for incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevins potential loss. Noting that only a few thousand votes separated Bevin from challenger Andy Beshear and the Associated Press had yet to call the race, Ingraham took issue with other cable news networks tying the results to the president, who heldwhere Democrats took over the state legislature. Towards the end of her show, Ingraham would remind Fox News viewers that Bevin was highly unpopular and Trump was the only reason the race was as close as it was. Trump comes into town, and Trump gets this thing tied up at 49-49, she asserted. Thats who brought the race this close. If Trump hadnt come …

Rudy Calls on State Department Official to Step Forward and Explain Ukraine Outreach

Following Thursdays release of reiterated his previous claims that the State Department asked him to reach out to Ukraine to inquire about Ukrainian investigations, including into former Vice President Joe Biden and his family. Pointing to text messages he purportedly shared with U.S. special representative for Ukraine negotiations Kurt Volker, Giuliani insisted that the messages prove that his Aug. 2 Madrid meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskys adviser Andriy Yermak wasnt a direct follow-up to Trumps call but instead set up by State. Are you concerned that you are unnecessarily dragging his name into this? Fox host Laura Ingraham asked. He should step forward and explain what he did, Giuliani responded. The whistleblower falsely alleges that I was operating on my …

HBOs Years and YearsWith Its Near-Future, Personal and Global DramasIs The Best Thing on TV

If you are a Russell T. Davies fan, or indeed any Years and Years fan, will have been both not shocked and surprisedthe writer and show are adept twist-and-turnersand yet hugely shocked and surprised, because the death was stark and its immediate aftereffects even starker. Years and Years is unlike any science fiction, or piece of futurism, on TV. It is set in the future, but the near-future, a recognizable, all too politically and culturally plausible future. Right-wing nationalism is on the rise globally, Emma Thompsons far-right PM Viv Rooka scarily spot-on mash-up of Trump, Katie Hopkins,

Why the Sexual Predator in the White House Needed to Get Rid of Acosta

Many of Donald Trumps best people have left in disgrace but none more so than Alexander Acosta, who showed no conscience or remorse in letting pedophile Jeffrey Epstein off the hook when he was a federal prosecutor. In a press conference ordered up by Trump to save his job, Acosta failed miserably. And on Friday morning, Trump perp-walked Acosta, wearing his now familiar smirk, out to face the press corps on the south lawn of the White House, to announce that Acosta had decided to investigation of Epsteins victims, exposing anew that Acosta looked evil in the eye and saw a deal to be cut. It definitely couldnt be because evangelicals or Senate Republicans suddenly remembered they had a modicum …

Trumps Next Big Test for Congress: Will They Let Him Stiff Them on Iran?

As the possibility of armed conflict with Iran grows more real, lawmakers in Congress are struggling to settle on whatif anythingthey are obligated to do as the only branch with the constitutional authority to declare war. Many lawmakers, including a odd-couple coalition of libertarian-minded Republicans and mainstream and progressive Democrats, are increasingly worried that the Trump administration might use, as a legal basis for war, the 18-year old authorization of military force, or AUMF, that Congress approved immediately after the September 11th attacks. And as the possibility of conflict inches closer, they are making a play to force the administration to come to Congress and actually convince them military action is necessary. In the Senate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and …

Judge Denies House Lawsuit Challenging Trumps Border Wall

A district court judge has denied a House request that challenged President Donald Trumps reports. U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden ruled the House did not have proper legal authority to sue the president in the executive branch over spending decisions, including allegedly overstepping his power by diverting billions intended for other purposes to pay for it, the Post reports. In a lengthy decision, McFadden wrote, While the Constitution bestows upon Members of the House many powers, it does not grant them standing to hale the Executive Branch into court claiming a dilution of Congresss legislative authority. The ruling continued, The Court therefore lacks jurisdiction to hear the Houses claims and will deny its motion. A key issue is whether …