“*mouth drop*,” wrote Ms. Biles, who is sponsored by Nike. “don’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything.” By Saturday night, Ms. Bono had apologized and deleted the tweet. “I deeply regret posting the tweet because I respect everyone’s views and their fundamental right to express them,” she said in a statement released by U.S.A. Gymnastics. “This in no way reflects how I will approach my position at U.S.A. Gymnastics. I will do everything I can to help change the culture and to work with the entire community to build an open, safe and positive environment.” A spokeswoman for U.S.A. Gymnastics did not answer questions on Saturday night about how the organization had vetted Ms. Bono or whether it agreed with her anti-Nike sentiments.
Feinstein and Nadler said the memo stated that DHS could “permissibly direct the separation of parents” and included a footnote stating a full legal analysis of the family separation option was attached. “The versions of this memo that are publicly available are heavily redacted or unsigned,” they wrote. “The legal analysis justifying family separation included as an attachment to the memo is currently unavailable to the public.” Feinstein and Nadler are asking DHS to turn over an unredacted copy of the signed memo and all attachments, including the legal analysis on family separation cited in footnote five. They noted that the memo contradicts Nielsen’s remarks to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in May, when she said DHS had no such separation policy.
McInnes has insisted that he is not a white supremacist or member of the alt-right. But his past comments include suggesting Muslims are “more violent” due to inbreeding, referring to Asians as “slopes,” and defending the use of the N-word. He’s written for VDARE.com, which the Southern Poverty Law Center identifies as a “White Nationalist” hate group, and was recently banned by Twitter for violating the platform’s policy on “violent extremist groups.” Members of the Proud Boys were present at the white supremacist #UniteTheRight rally in Charlottesville where Heather Heyer was killed. Still, Reilly said that the Republican organization does not have any misgivings about hosting McInnes, noting that the Proud Boy founder’s views don’t differ much from those of previous Metropolitan Club guests, like Tucker Carlson, Newt Gingrich, and Ann Coulter. “He is part of the right,” Reilly told Gothamist. “We promote people and ideas of all kinds from the right. We’re open to different views. We would never invite anyone who would incite violence.”
Lindsey Coleman, the finance director for the campaign, then drove to the local Republican field office to return the money. Almost immediately, the man who identified himself as Rosales appeared from a room inside the office and was identified as Oscar. He accepted the money from Coleman. Speaking to the Guardian, Coleman identified the second man as a field organizer for the Arizona Republican party and said Ahmahd Sadia was not his real name. Neither the Arizona Republican party nor Wendy Rogers, O’Halleran’s Republican opponent for Congress, responded to requests for comment.
Why do Republicans think they can get away with such blatant lies? Partly it’s because they expect their Fox-watching followers to believe anything they’re told. But it’s also because they can still count on enablers in the mainstream news media. After all, why did USA Today approve this piece? Letting Trump express his opinion is one thing; giving him a platform for blatant lies is another. And as fact-checker Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post put it, “Almost every sentence contained a misleading statement or a falsehood.” Even the president of the United States isn’t entitled to his own facts. So will the G.O.P.’s Big Lie on health care work? We’ll find out in a few weeks.
A black man who was babysitting two white children had the police called on him after a white woman tried to question him about what they were doing with him.
The campaign official, Rick Gates, sought one proposal to use bogus personas to target and sway 5,000 delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention by attacking Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Mr. Trump’s main opponent at the time. Another proposal describes opposition research and “complementary intelligence activities” about Mrs. Clinton and people close to her, according to copies of the proposals obtained by The New York Times and interviews with four people involved in creating the documents.
For political gain, the Republicans have blurred the lines between independent branches of government on the bet that their voters will reward them with another term or two in office. They may be right. Republican voters may think that the end justifies the means. But, there are more Democratic and Independent voters than Republicans, and many of those may think that the long-term damage to our form of government is a too high a price to bear. Moderate women voters are the most likely to revolt against the Republicans for their callous responses to accusations of assault, especially given Trump’s mocking of Dr. Ford this week. The #metoo movement has made great strides to protect women from abuse, but now Trump and the Republicans are pushing right back on those efforts. With elections only five weeks away, voters will have an opportunity to show how they feel about the political machinations going on, and they will have the last word on who wins and who loses. If voters don’t recoil from the current political environment, we should all brace for more vitriol and corrosive political maneuvers in the future. Left unchecked, the convergence of the three branches of government co
Within the AfD, Steinke’s thoughts on Nazi ideology were known well before his unequivocal Facebook post lambasting von Stauffenberg. Sources close to Steinke leaked a recorded conversation to DW of him with a colleague in which he justifies Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland in September 1939. Steinke can be heard saying that describing Germany’s invasion as an act of aggression equates to a falsification of history. Steinke claims Hitler was “forced” to act in this way and that “every politician would have acted just like Hitler.” Neither Steinke nor the AfD were willing to comment on the recording.
The U.S. Senate voted narrowly Friday to advance the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court.