Republicans Are Actively Helping Trump Undermine The Russia Investigation

Republicans on Capitol Hill and in positions of power are slavishly backing their President over their country. They should be ashamed.

Rudy Giuliani Joining Trump Legal Team

Rudy Giuliani is joining President Trump’s legal team but it’s unclear what he actually brings to that team.

Comey Memos Of Meetings With President Trump Released

Former F.B.I, Director James Comey’s memos regarding his meeting with Donald Trump early in 2017 have been released, and they corroborate everything Comey has said about those conversations.

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Alabama Executes Walter Leroy Moody, Perpetrator of Racist Bombing Spree

If we’re going to have a death penalty, he was its poster boy.

Former Playboy Model Settles Lawsuit, Will Be Free To Speak About Relationship With Trump

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal will be free to speak about her relationship with the President.

Andrew Cuomo to Pardon All Parollees to Restore Their Vote

Unable to get his way with the legislature, New York’s governor is taking a provocative step.

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument On Internet Sales Tax Collection

The Supreme Court heard argument yesterday on the issue of whether online sellers can be required to collect sales taxes, and the status of the issue remains as confused as ever.

Sean Hannity Is Michael Cohen’s Mystery Client, But That Shouldn’t Matter

Sean Hannity was Michael Cohen’s “secret client,” but it’s not clear that should matter to anyone.

Sandy Hook Parents Sue Alex Jones For Defamation

The parents of two of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are suing Alex Jones for falsely accusing them of lying about the deaths of their children.

The Perks Of Being A Friend Of Vladimir

Membership has its privileges.

Comey and Brennan are Right but Should STFU

For intelligence and law enforcement to function, their leaders must remain outside the partisan fray—even in recent retirement.

Federal Judge Blocks New Version Of Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

A Federal Judge has struck down the revised version of the ban on transgender members of the military from serving openly, and the ruling has significance that goes well beyond the issue at hand.

Trump Businesses Have Made Over $15 Million from Campaign and Presidency

Running for and being President of the United States has been very lucrative for the family business.

Federal Judge Finds Civil Rights Act Bars Discrimination Against LGBT Employees

A Federal Judge in Texas has ruled that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is barred by Federal Law. Legally speaking, this is a tenuous argument at best.

Trump More Worried About Cohen Investigation Than Mueller, He Should Be

Donald Trump could have more to worry about regarding the investigation of Michael Cohen than he does regarding the Mueller investigation.

Trump Plans To Pardon Scooter Libby

Out of the blue, President Trump plans to pardon Dick Cheney’s former Chief of Staff, but the move seems to have more to do with James Comey than it does Scooter Libby.

Police Now Have Ability to Unlock Phones

A decryption device called GrayKey is being used by all manner of government agencies.

Stormy Daniels Cooperating With Federal Investigators

Stormy Daniels is talking to the Feds

Mark Zuckerberg Tries To Explain The Internet To Elderly Senators

Not surprisingly, a joint Senate Committee failed to really lay a glove on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at yesterday’s hearing.

Hawaii Legalizes Physician-Assisted Suicide

Late last week, Hawaii became the seventh state and eighth major American jurisdiction to legalize assisted suicide.

Trump Freaks Out Over Raid On His Lawyer’s Office

President Trump isn’t reacting well to the raid on his attorney’s office.

F.B.I. Raids Office Of Longtime Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

In a move apparently connected to the Stormy Daniels affair, Federal authorities have raided the office of longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

Bill Cosby Heads Back For A Second Sexual Assault Trial, With Some Major Differences

Bill Cosby heads back to court for a retrial on the sexual assault allegations against him but it’s not going to be the same as the first.

Federal Judge Upholds Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban

Another Federal Court loss for gun rights activists challenging state laws banning “assault weapons.”

Trump Finally Speaks On Stormy Daniels, Denies Knowing About Agreement

Donald Trump broke his silence on Stormy Daniels. That was a bad idea.

Woman Fired After Flipping The Bird To Trump’s Motorcade Sues Former Employer

A woman who was fired after a photograph of her giving the middle finger to President Trump’s motorcade went viral is suing her former employer. She doesn’t have much of a case.

Noor Salman Was Acquitted in the Orlando Massacre; She Wasn’t Innocent

The FBI committed gross malfeasance in building a case against the widow of Omar Mateen. She nonetheless bears significant blame for 53 deaths.

Mueller Tells Trump Lawyers That Trump Isn’t Currently A Target, That Doesn’t Mean Much

Robert Mueller is telling the President’s lawyers that Trump is a “subject” of his investigation, but not a “target,” that’s not as significant a distinction as it may seem to be.

YouTube Shooter Nasim Aghdam Was Crazy

The woman who wounded three people at the video company before killing herself posted insane rants all over social media.

Eighteen States Sue To Block Citizenship Question On Census

New York and nearly two dozen other jurisdictions have filed a lawsuit seeking to bar the Trump Administration from asking about citizenship in the 2020 Census.

Teen Who Informed on MS-13 Arrested, Awaiting Deportation

He cooperated with the FBI. He was arrested by ICE.

Citing Trump’s Rhetoric, Judge Allows Lawsuit Against DACA Order To Proceed

A Federal Judge In New York City is allowing a lawsuit against the President’s DACA order to go forward, and he based part of his ruling on the President’s own rhetoric.

Sacramento Man Killed By Police Shot Eight Times In The Back Or Side, Autopsy Finds

Stephon Clark died after being shot eight times in the back and side by police in Sacramento. So far, the authorities haven’t acted.

Judge Allows Emoluments Clause Case Against Trump To Go Forward

A Federal Judge is allowing a lawsuit alleging that President Trump is improperly benefiting from business being done at the hotel in Washington, D.C. bearing his name to go forward.

Justices Again Appear To Be Divided In Second Partisan Gerrymandering Case

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the second partisan gerrymandering case of the term, and once again they appear to be divided.

Trump Lawyer Dangled Pardon to Flynn and Manafort

John Dowd allegedly raised the possibility while the Mueller investigation was closing in on the two presidential advisors.

John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

A proposal that has no chance of passing may harm the movement he’s seeking to help.

Trump’s Biggest Legal Headache Is Finding Lawyers Who Want To Represent Him

Normally attorneys would be jumping at the chance to represent the President of the United States. With Donald Trump, the lawyers are distancing themselves from him as fast as they can.

Linda Brown, Plaintiff In Brown v. Board of Education, Dies At 75

A woman who was at the center of one of the most important Supreme Court cases in American history has died at the age of 75.

Donald Trump Wants A Line Item Veto. He’ll Need A Constitutional Amendment.

Like many Presidents before him, Donald Trump wants a line-item veto. Getting there won’t be easy, nor should it be.

Justice Department Issues Proposal To Ban Bump Stocks

The Department Of Justice is proposing a rule change that would ban bump stocks, but it could run into legal problems.

Late Night OTB – Paul Thorn

More whimsical than most of my selections but we could use that right about now.

Former Playboy Model Sues To Be Able To Tell Her Story Of Affair With Trump

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal is suing the publisher of the National Enquirer for the right to tell her story of an alleged affair with President Trump in 2006.

New York Judge Says Defamation Suit Against Trump Can Go Forward

A state trial court Judge in New York has ruled that a defamation lawsuit filed in Manhattan against President Trump can go forward.

Charges Against Erdogan Security Detail Dropped

Turkish security personnel who assaulted peaceful protestors in America’s capital will go free.

McCabe Ordered Investigation of Sessions

Andrew McCabe, fired for a “lack of candor,” ordered an investigation of the Attorney General for a “lack of candor.”

When Will We Know What Mueller Knows? Maybe Never.

If there are charges of criminal wrongdoing, we’ll definitely know. Otherwise, it all depends on how he sees his role.

Trump White House Requires Staffers To Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements

A new report confirms that the White House has indeed required staffers to sign non-disclosure agreements that are clearly not enforceable.

Austin Bombing Suspect Blows Himself Up

A man suspected in a bombing spree killed himself with explosives as authorities were closing in.