‘Spartacus’ Arrives in Ohio to Campaign for Sherrod Brown and Richard Cordray

Ohio was on the lookout for a Spartacus sighting Friday night, possibly continuing into today. Not anything approaching the real one, of course, but the one who claimed that title for himself last month in the U.S. Senate – Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). Booker came to the Buckeye State to campaign…

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Donald Trump Jr. Says Lebanon, Ohio Is A City ‘Rising Like Never Before’ Thanks to Tax Cuts and Fair Trade

When President Trump came to Lebanon, Ohio, Friday night for a Make America Great Again rally, he visited a city “rising like never before,” his son, Donald Trump Jr., said in an op-ed for The Cincinnati Enquirer. Trump Jr. said in his op-ed published before his father’s arrival in Lebanon…

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Harvard Bias Trial to Spotlight Use of Race in College Admissions

A lawsuit challenging the use of race as a factor in U.S. college admissions will go to trial in Boston on Monday, when Harvard University will face accusations that it discriminates against Asian-American applicants. The lawsuit, backed by the Trump administration, could eventually reach the Supreme Court, giving the newly…

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Turkish Court Orders Andrew Brunson Released After Four Witnesses Recant Testimony

by Chuck Ross   A Turkish court on Friday convicted American pastor Andrew Brunson of terrorism charges but ordered his release from house arrest, a decision that will allow him to return back to the U.S. During a court hearing, four government witnesses retracted their statements that Brunson had aided…

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FAKE NEWS: Washington Post Reporter Paul Kane Blames Tea Party for Attempted Assassination Against Gabby Giffords

by Joe Simonson   A congressional reporter for The Washington Post decided to revive a liberal talking point that places the blame on the nearly-fatal shooting of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on the Tea Party and heated GOP rhetoric. The reporter, Paul Kane, tweeted his remarks Friday afternoon in response…

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Kevin McCarthy Rolls Out Bill to Fully Fund Trump’s Border Wall, Cut Off Sanctuary Cities

by Will Racke   House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy formally introduced Friday a bill that would set aside more than $23 billion to build President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, drawing attention to a key concern of Republican voters ahead of the November midterm elections. The proposal, known as the…

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Georgia Lawsuit Latest Blow in US Fight Over Voting Rights

U.S. voting rights advocacy groups Thursday sued Georgia’s top election official, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, accusing him of putting more than 50,000 voter registration applications on hold to boost his gubernatorial campaign. Kemp is the Republican nominee for governor in one of this year’s highest-profile state races, in which…

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