According to the Associated Press, North Carolina Republican Sen.Thom Tillis has collapsed during a bike race in Washington, DC. Tillis is 56 years old, and was rushed away to the hospital after bystanders administered CPR.
BREAKING: Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina collapses during DC race, gets CPR, taken away in ambulance.— The Associated Press (@AP) May 17, 2017
While details are still evolving, be sure to keep his recovery in your prayers!
UPDATE: As reported by Fox News, Tillis is awake, with dehydration being the likely cause of his collapse.
In case you missed it, last night’s Miss USA competition ruffled some feathers. When asked about health care reform and feminism, Miss USA winner Kara McCullough stunned audiences by claiming healthcare is a privilege, not a right, and adding that men and women have equal opportunity in the workplace.
Needless to say, the liberals on Twitter had an absolute meltdown:
Is the liberal reaction justified? If you actually watch Kara McCullough’s responses, you’ll find that they’re intelligent and well-reasoned.
On whether healthcare is a right or a privilege:
Dwayne Johnson just might be one of the most popular celebrities in America, and it isn’t just because of his acting.
In a recent GQ story titled, “Dwayne Johnson for President”, writer Caity Weaver showed the side of Johnson that has earned him the widely-accepted title of “Nicest Guy in America.”
Johnson has learned something that most of Hollywood would do well to copy: the value of listening before talking in politics. Unlike perennial left-leaning superstar singers Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, he isn’t standing on stage, leading rallies for politicians. He also isn’t channeling vulgar overtures to convince Americans to vote against people he disagrees with, like Avengers director Joss Whedon tried to do.
(Lady Gaga, left, and Katy Perry, right, both rallied for Hillary in 2016)
According to GQ, both 2016 presidential campaigns approached Johnson about an endorsement, and he turned both of them down. The reason? He realizes that people respect him, and he doesn’t want to divide his fans.
Here’s what he said:
According to an April 28th letter from the Senate Judiciary Committee to FBI Director James Comey, there's a lot of questions regarding liberal research firm Fusion GPS. The letter indicates that the Justice Department is investigating a formal complaint that Fusion GPS has been illegally working with Russian principles to undermine U.S. sanctions against Russia:
Also, more information has since come to the Committee’s attention about the company overseeing the creation of the dossier, Fusion GPS. Namely, Fusion GPS is the subject of a complaint to the Justice Department, which alleges that the company violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act by working on behalf of Russian principals to undermine U.S. sanctions against Russians. That unregistered work was reportedly conducted with a former Russian intelligence operative, Mr. Rinat Akhmetshin, and appears to have been occurring simultaneous to Fusion GPS’s work overseeing the creation of the dossier. I wrote to the Justice Department about this issue on March 31, copying you, and I have attached that letter here for your reference. The Justice Department has yet to respond.
The political news internet is buzzing with news that Politico has hired new CEO Patrick Steel, a well-known banker at D.C.-area investment firm FBR and Co.
However, you probably won't find many journalists talking about how Politico's new CEO can hardly be called objective. As OpenSecrets.org seems to indicate, Patrick Steel has donated north of $60,000 to Democrat causes and candidates since 2000. He doesn't appear to have made any donations to groups or candidates on the other side of the aisle.
Especially ironic about all of this is the fact that Politico recently released an article called. "The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think." While this doesn't necessarily correlate to a definitely left-learning bent on Politico's reporting, it does give pause to readers looking to the organization for "objective" reporting.
The results are in, and Georgia's 6th District Congressional race will now officially see a runoff between Democrat John Ossoff and Republican former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel.
Viewed by many as an early 2018-indicator, the Georgia 6th Congressional District special election has brought in loads of national media coverage and cash from a normally low-profile race.
The best hope for the Democrats to win the Republican-leaning district was to have their candidate, Jon Ossoff, win today’s election outright, surpassing the 50% mark to achieve a majority, not a plurality of votes.
Because today’s special election did not have a primary in advance of the race, the candidates included 11 Republicans and 5 Democrats. The Democrats rallied around John Ossoff, while the Republicans were split between former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, Businessman John Gray, and former State Senators Judson Hill and Dan Moody.
Today’s election results will come as a huge disappointment for Democrats, who have staked fundraising, endorsements, and man-hours on a race they hoped would be an early assessment of Trump’s presidency so far.
Even Hollywood got involved:
According to the Boston Globe’s sneak peek at Elizabeth Warren’s new book (set for release this week), the Massachusetts senator has quite a bone to pick with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“I’ve spoken to him, but he has not spoken to me,” Warren said, laughing in a disbelieving way, shaking her head. “I say hello to Mitch every chance I get, and he turns his head.”
That’s right. Elizabeth Warren is furious that Mitch McConnell isn’t saying hi to her in the hallways anymore -- which is ripe coming from a senator that infamously snubbed now-Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s attempt at a friendly handshake after a Senate hearing.
By all accounts, Mitch McConnell is treating her just as fairly as she treats her female employees... who she still pays 29 percent less than her male employees.
If you didn’t think that this year’s politics could get any more divisive (or weird), think again.
According to a report from Page Six, things turned ugly on Sunday night when a pleasant conversation erupted into a brawl in a Manhattan Restaurant. Witnesses claim that Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer screamed at Hilary Califano, a Democrat, when he found out that she that voted for Trump.
The incident happened when Schumer ran into Joseph Califano Jr, a highly respected Democrat and former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Jimmy Carter. According to reports, the Califanos exchanged pleasantries with Schumer, who happened to be dining at the same restaurant, when talk turned to politics.
As soon as Schumer found out that lifelong-Democrat Hilary Califano voted for Trump, he completely lost his cool.
(Joe and Hilary Califano, Courtesy of New York Social Diary)
According to the witnesses, Schumer caused major commotion at the restaurant, yelling “She voted for Trump!”, then followed the couple outside the restaurant yelling, “How could you vote for Trump? He’s a liar!” He then repeatedly continued yelling, “He’s a liar!” as the couple left.
Schumer has been in the spotlight recently with reports that he intends to lead the Senate minority to a filibuster Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Every now and then, life confronts you with a “you know there’s a problem when…” moment. For example, you know that late-night entertainment has a self-perception problem when one of their top hosts doesn’t think there’s any such thing as an “extreme liberal.”
Well, thanks to the Chinese Communist Party’s lengthy “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2016” report, we are confronted with a hilarious irony.
In the section of the report entitled “Political Rights Undermined," China’s Communist government accuses the U.S. media of failing “to be objective and impartial.”
“U.S. media published a lot of biased reports and commentaries during the 2016 election, fully demonstrating their failure in staying objective or impartial. The media clearly chose their side in covering the election. Among the top 100 newspapers based on daily circulation, 57 endorsed the Democratic nominee while 2 the Republican, according to data revealed by the media endorsements count conducted by University of California, Santa Barbara.”
Ever since last month’s inauguration, Senate Democrats have been pulling out all the stops to obstruct the confirmation of Trump’s cabinet nominees.
One such nominee is Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. Liberal interest groups and politicians have wasted no time in branding Sessions as a radical racist xenophobe, cut from the same cloth as Alabama’s past outspoken segregationist Governor George Wallace (whom they seem to have conveniently forgotten was actually a Democrat).
Don’t believe me? Just ask the absolutely cringeworthy protestors, dressed as klansmen at his confirmation hearing.
As Sessions’ confirmation has advanced, Senate Democrats have continued looking for ways to filibuster, block, and prevent a full vote on his nomination to U.S. Attorney General.
On Tuesday night, Senate proceedings got especially heated when Senator Elizabeth Warren decided to attack Jeff Sessions using a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King’s widow.