Category Archives: Politics

Supreme Court divided, Gorsuch mum in case that could deal blow to unions

The Supreme Court was sharply divided Monday during high-profile arguments in a case that could deal a blow to public-sector employee unions across the country – and the justice seen as a key vote was not showing his hand.  At issue are so-called “fair share” fees that nonmembers pay unions to help cover the costs […]

Trump is Taking the Release of the Schiff Memo Well

After Saturday’s release of the Schiff memo, President Trump called into Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine for a rambling interview with host Jeanine Pirro in which he described Rep. Adam Schiff as a “bad guy” who has likely been illegally leaking information to the press. He urged “somebody” to look into Democratic fraudulence. “And […]

Kansas and Nebraska leaders welcome NRA convention after Dallas official’s warning

Leaders in Kansas and Nebraska are each opening their doors to the National Rifle Association’s annual convection after a top Dallas official suggested the gun rights group find a different host city. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican, took to Twitter on Friday to say that he and other residents in the Cornhusker State “love […]

Trump at CPAC: 2nd Amendment, tax cuts could be repealed if Dems take power

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. –  President Trump, in a fiery and freewheeling speech to conservative activists on Friday, implored his base to get off their “ass” and “clobber” Democrats in upcoming elections so they won’t try to repeal the Second Amendment, undo recent tax cuts and install liberal judges. “If they get in, they will repeal […]

Parkland Conspiracy Theories Have Made Us a Nation Within a Nation

“Nothing But The Best People” is never not going to be hilarious. From CNN: Jon Cordova serves as the principal deputy assistant secretary for administration at HHS. A KFile review of Cordova’s social media accounts found that he pushed stories filled with baseless claims and conspiracy theories, including stories that claimed Gold Star father Khizr […]

What It Takes to Be an Olympic Zamboni Driver

PYEONGCHANG—In the back of PyeongChang’s Gangneung Hockey Centre is a door marked “Ice Resurfacing.” Behind it, a storage garage opens up to a massive, sparkling rink, where a group of men in matching salmon-and-grsy uniforms polish a brand new model 650 electric Zamboni between hockey practices. Their ID badges read “ice technician,” but they’re more […]

Jane Sanders’ daughter runs for Bernie’s old seat, amid college $$ controversy

Carina Driscoll is running for the office her stepfather Bernie Sanders once held.  (Reuters) When Carina Driscoll announced she was running for mayor of Burlington—the local Vermont office her stepfather Bernie Sanders once held—she was determined to be her own candidate. But the Sanders family ties have loomed large in the race, for better or […]

Mark Kelly hopes Florida high schoolers’ calls to end gun violence will move Congress

Mark Kelly on gun control efforts The retired NASA astronaut became a leader in preventing gun violence after his wife Gabby Giffords was severely injured by a deranged shooter in 2011. Retired astronaut and gun-control activist Mark Kelly on Sunday again urged Congress to address the issue of gun violence, saying survivors of the recent […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the Supreme Court’s outspoken justice

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends the lunch session of The Women’s Conference in Long Beach, California October 26, 2010  (Reuters) Ruth Bader Ginsburg is more than just a member of the Supreme Court — she’s become a liberal icon and, even more improbably, a celebrity. Her likeness appears on T-shirts. A book about her, “Notorious RBG,” […]