Tag Archives: Hot Air

Vatican finance chief charged with “historical sexual assault offenses” in Australia

The shoe finally dropped for Cardinal George Pell. After an investigation that ran for almost two years, Australian prosecutors charged the Vatican’s chief of financial affairs with “historical sexual assault offenses” related to his time as a priest decades ago. Pell protested his innocence and declared that he will return to his native country to Read More…

Just a reminder: People will die

To cleanse the palate, a late-night reminder via Remy and Reason that any opposition to more regulation is proof of homicidal intent. No wonder 73 percent of Democrats say they’d give up booze if it meant Trump would be impeached. Would you really want to get blitzed if it meant people will die? [embedded content]

Poll: Dem voters glumly sticking with Pelosi

The good news, Democratic version: A plurality  of Democratic voters want Nancy Pelosi to remain the party’s leader despite a four-cycle losing streak. The good news, Republican version: Er … pretty much the same thing. Politico and Morning Consult partnered on a poll of registered voters to test out Pelosi’s standing after a fifth straight special-election Read More…

Manafort, firm registers as foreign agents

Significant, or a nothingburger? Paul Manafort and Richard Gates completed their submissions to the Department of Justice to retroactively register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a move prompted in part from revelations about his work in Ukraine on behalf of a pro-Russian political party. The Washington Post’s report on the belated registration suggests that Read More…

CNN’s Van Jones on Project Veritas video: This “Russia thing” is a “nothingburger”

Interesting, especially in light of the network’s hype over last night’s “Russia Connection” special. But, like Ben Shapiro, I wish I could see more of the exchange. .@VanJones68 says the Russia thing is a “nothingburger,” then begins to explain “There’s nothing you can do…” (2) — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 28, 2017 So I’m just Read More…

Politico: Has the SPLC lost its way?

Politico’s lead story at this moment is a piece from the Magazine titled “Has a Civil Rights Stalwart Lost Its Way?” The stalwart in question is the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) a group which made its name suing the KKK but which now mostly makes news attacking mainstream conservative groups. That has led to Read More…

Trump legal team backing away from Comey complaint?

Almost three weeks ago, Donald Trump’s personal attorney threatened to file complaints against James Comey for leaking documents to the press after acknowledging those actions in Congressional testimony. Marc Kasowitz planned to lodge protests with both the Department of Justice Inspector General and the Senate Intelligence Committee over Comey’s admission of handing off the contents Read More…

This Democrat won a seat in Congress weeks ago. Why isn’t he in DC working?

This should have been a fairly easy question, but as with all things in California it seems to be needlessly complicated. A few weeks ago, California Democratic state assemblyman Jimmy Gomez easily won election to Congress. Congratulations! But we’re quickly approaching the July 4th congressional recess and Mr. Gomez still hasn’t shown up in Washington Read More…

CNN gets glum, defensive after resignations

After the resignations of three individuals Monday over a poorly vetted story, CNN is feeling both glum and defensive. Buzzfeed reportsCNN’s Jeff Zucker tried to rally the troops: On Tuesday, CNN President Jeff Zucker sought to rally news staffers during the morning conference call, hours after President Trump tweeted about the resignations. According to a Read More…