Death, Taxes and The Donald’s Duplicity: Who Wore It Better?

    916 million USD prime dollars. Of IRS deductions that could last until his Trump Squad of lawyers cannot run out the election clock any further. The New York Times' Susanne Craig was gifted with much of this info by snail mail … three whole juicy pages on Trump's 1995 taxes… Bouyah! An old school reporter's request (and some to-be-determined hands of 'fate') brought her the Get of the season. She aptly titled the revelatory article published on Sunday, "The Time I Found Donald Trump’s Tax Records in My Mailbox" A manila envelope led to old-style investigative journalism involving a [...]

The 2016 Cirque de Shite Pauses For the Finishing Off of One Krispy Christie

  Let us offer up hope that a grinning Loretta Lynch knows the digits of a satirical florist in Fort Lee … the ultimate Big Man Jig appears to finally be up. Quick vote:  So, how many progressives beside moi and Laffy are jumping up and down inside about the epic Bridgegate news?!? Smug has a whole new meaning when a rat-trap like the FBI nets a biggie,  New Jersey gubernatorial body Christopher Christie. […]

7-4-16 Nicole Sandler Show – Best of 4th Of July with Siegelman, Sanders & Teachout Too

Happy Independence Day! Nicole is taking the day off, preparing for tomorrow's big official launch of the new studios and Randi Rhodes' return! On today's Best Of program, we go back to Sept 26, 2014 for a conversation with Bernie Sanders as he was still deciding whether or not to launch his bid for the presidency August 8, 2014 with Zephyr Teachout as she was taking on NY Gov Andrew Cuomo in a primary challenge. Teachout just won her primary to be the Democratic nominee running for Congress from NY-19 on Nov 8! August 21, 2012 for a conversation with [...]

Conservative website: “Rubio’s run is just about done.”

The headline quote comes from this conservative site. I hope it's accurate. Back in 2010, I wrote two posts: “Just what is going on here between” Marco Rubio & healthcare lobbyist Amber Stoner?  and The mystery of Marco Rubio & healthcare lobbyist Amber Stoner, Part 2. Link over for the back story and screen grabs from a very public, accessible database of Rubio’s credit card records. Maybe we'll finally get some answers to that lingering question during this election cycle.Via The Political Insider:But now, a new investigation by a South Carolina insider lets us know that a “mistress bombshell” is about to explode! Multiple [...]

Pizza, Prayers and Possible Peace?

Nicole discusses the onslaught of Religious Freedom Restoration Act legislation - and the problems when a business owner stands up for bigotry with former evangelical "first son" Frank Schaeffer. Politico's Marc Caputo tells us about Sen. Menendez' indictment on corruption charges, and his Florida connection. And She's History's Amy Simon joins in too! Plus more news and commentary.

Turkish Journalist Sedef Kabaş Faces 5 Years in Prison for Her Tweet

Image Hurriyet Daily News   Midnight Express is on my list of most powerful movies seen young, so maybe I'm adding a layer of horror … but I don't believe an extra one is necessary. Just add a local lady journalist with a problem with blatant corruption. Despotların cesur seslere gözdağı vermek için kasten hedef aldığı @SedefKabas 'la dayanışmak üzere mesajı paylaşalım! pic.twitter.com/aldkoXjvdK — Kazım Cingöz (@Cingz053) January 19, 2015 No journalist should have to defend herself like this: “Turkey must not busy itself with my tweets. We must consider on whether there is a corruption or not.” [...]

Governor Did a Bad Bad Thing

Maureen McDonnell spent $6,000 around the time of Bob McDonnell's January 2010 inauguration and complained to the PAC the family did not have enough to finance her first lady wardrobe - Photo courtesy of AP Guilty! Actually, she's guilty of spending $50, let alone thousands on that dress. But that's not why they were convicted.  A federal jury on Thursday found former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of public corruption — sending an emphatic message that they believed the couple sold the office once occupied by Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson to a [...]

LIVE VIDEO FEED! Ex-Va. Gov “Ultrasound” McDonnell verdict: GUILTY!!

UPDATE: GUILTY!!!!! Breakdown of verdict and charges at WaPo here.  11 guilty verdicts. UPDATE: Both Bob McDonnell and his wife found guilty on most charges. Mrs. McDonnell was found not guilty on a couple of them. Sentencing will be on January 6th. For all my previous posts on former Gov. Bob "Ultrasound" McDonnell, please scroll here. Well, at least now we know whether the "Throw the Crazy Little Woman with a Childlike Crush Under the Bus" defense worked. It didn't. Via NBC: The government had accused the McDonnells of doing special favors for Jonnie Williams, the former CEO of dietary [...]

I Am Not a Bully or the Bridge(t) Gate Blame Game

For almost two hours today, NJ Bully Governor Chris Christie denied he had any involvement in the vindictive closure of multiple toll lanes leading on to the George Washington Bridge that resulted in massive traffic backups for four days in September 2013. He did, however, throw a number of his senior staffers under the bus (or off the bridge, as it were), and he played the victim. He can go cry crocodile tears with Frank Luntz.  Obviously, the Christie blame game (anyone but him) and his endless presser dominated today's show, which included Julianna Forlano's top five four excuses why [...]

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