He knew! So the rats are squealing under oath as they jump ship for greener grass than Trump World. [Rumor has it Pizza Rat led the charge.] Aaaw … a new Bridget Kelly update re the gubernatorial hi-jinks of Krispier and Krispier Chris Christie. A refreshing change from T'Rump's latest loafer-in-mouth moment. For sassy prior updates at Laffys Place transfer here. From the dedicated Bergen Record: Kelly, a former deputy chief of staff for Governor Christie, spent the past two days on the witness stand, casting herself as a bit player in the administration — who made $140,000 a [...]
Apologies for the titillating title, so to speak, but if you watched the Al Smith Dinner last night, you couldn't miss them. Now that that's out of the way... Jason Leopold was my guest today on the show. He's been making me as proud as ever to be his friend as I read and watch his work as an investigative correspondent for Vice News and the new nightly HBO show Vice News Tonight. Today, we discussed his being labeled a "FOIA Terrorist" by the government because of his expert use of the Freedom of Information Act to access information otherwise [...]
I don't write blog posts very often any more, not since my former co-editor/publisher of The Political Carnival, Paddy Kraska, passed away a couple of years ago. Her death took so much out of me, and my motivation to write long form nearly vanished. Just before she died, we had planned to change the format of our site to one of tweet-like quips and links. Tweeting has been my outlet of choice for awhile now, but with all the fun, quick conversations it offers come frustrations. One of those frustrations is knowing that followers on Twitter don't always see my tweets, just as I [...]
Nicole recaps the latest news with commentary from Heather "Digby" Parton, and Deborah Newell Tornello returns with another edition of the Oy FloriDUH files. Plus the latest news, info and snark...
Another snark-filled guest post by the one, the only Will Durst: THIS WEEK IN POLY TICKS And now for your weekly update in the world of poly ticks. Run for your lives, people, because it’s complete chaos out there. In the pre- summer rush to wrangle positive press; current presidential candidates, potential presidential candidates, former presidential candidates, former presidents, and current presidents are viciously competing for track space in a freakish spectacle of careening into walls and spinning out of control like souped- up bumper cars during a power surge. To say it is not a pretty sight is similar to [...]
Nicole Sandler reports on good news for a change! FreePress.net's Tim Karr joins in to talk about the about face on Net Neutrality. And the Gliberal Goddesses (Nicole, GottaLaff, Amy Simon) gather to talk about the media, Brian Williams' war stories, and lots more
TRNS News Notes is brought to you by Victoria Jones. Victoria Jones is the Chief White House correspondent and global analyst of the Washington DC based Talk Radio News Service, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. In the News Obama budget: "Replace mindless austerity" Republican reax: LOL Look inside: Defense, spies, cyber Look inside: Wall St, IRS, immigration Look inside: HHS, climate, parks DHS: Senate Dems to play hardball Chris Christie/Rand Paul: Anti-vaxxers? Pentagon nominee: What he'll say Ukraine: U.S. considers "lethal aid" Gas prices up: [...]
Nicole discusses the controversy over the new Charlie Hebdo cover, what is "offensive", FloriDUH and Chris Christie's latest scandal in the making. Today's guests are Susie Madrak of Crooks & Liars and comedian Maysoon Zayid
Nicole talks about the changes the marked the start of the 114th Congress, while all around us the world seems to be falling apart. Sherry Hardy-Howarth updates us on the shooting attack in Paris, Susie Madrak weighs in on Chris Christie's latest faux pas, and Marc Krupanski joins in discussion of our police problems.
Nicole talks about the issues with Susie Madrak of Crooks & Liars, and the GOP efforts to keep you from voting with BradBlog's Brad Friedman, plus more news, info and debates galore.