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The Daily Beast calls this — from Bill Maher — a "sexual harassment meltdown."

I'm reading "UNBELIEVABLE/Bill Maher Has Sexual-Harassment Meltdown Over Bernie Sanders Story on ‘Real Time’/The HBO host appeared to minimize the allegations of sexual harassment in Bernie Sanders’ campaign, saying, 'It didn’t seem like it was the worst kind of sexual harassment'" — about this segment on last night's show:I hate the overuse of the term "meltdown," which I believe used to be more common. I don't like the implication that a person speaking with passion is becoming mentally incomp...
Tags: Hbo, Law, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Metaphor, Nato, Homosexuality, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment, Bernie Sanders, Al Franken, Clinton, Sanders, Bill Maher, WaPo

"What if there were no collusion or conspiracy but simple cognitive bias on both sides, where the actions of one seemed to confirm precisely the suspicions of the other?"

Asks Jonathan Turley (at The Hill).There are now two possibilities. The first of those is that Trump really was some “manchurian candidate” placed in the Oval Office by Russia and controlled from afar by Vladimir Putin. Many are unlikely to ever accept any other possibility, though the New York Times story does not suggest that this counterintelligence operation found any basis for the original allegation....Now to the more intriguing theory that is more consistent with known facts.... Trump sta...
Tags: Law, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, Conspiracies, Clinton, Trump, Oval Office, Jonathan Turley, Hillary 2016, Ann Althouse, Trump troubles, Deep State, The Dossier, Rick Turley

"What brought Clinton down was public exposure not to her personality... but extended public scrutiny of every detail of a decades-long career in public life."

"This, in turn, is the exact same problem Biden will inevitably face as a presidential candidate.... And by 2020, there’s simply no reason to do that again. Most of the party’s bench consists of people like Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker, who are young enough not to have participated in the [Iraq] war debate in Congress.... Foreign policy experience theoretically should be a big Biden advantage over his rivals. But in reality, on one of the only foreign policy controversies vote...
Tags: Law, Iraq, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Sexual Harassment, Kamala Harris, Clinton, Anita Hill, Democratic Party, Matthew Yglesias, Yglesias, Cory Booker, Clarence Thomas, Ann Althouse, 2020 Elections

"The Twitter hashtag '#KamalaHarrisIsACop' is popular among her progressive detractors..."

"... who point to her work in law enforcement that they say disproportionately affected people of color. 'Kamala Harris is entitled to no scrutiny, just like every other Democratic politician who is loved by Clinton donors. Also, war is peace,' progressive commentator David Sirota tweeted sarcastically in 2017. It came during a stretch where he highlighted her role as California attorney general in the approval of a California hospital merger criticized by nurses and abortion rights activists, a...
Tags: Twitter, Law, California, Police, San Francisco, Kamala Harris, Clinton, Trump, HARRIS, San Francisco Chronicle, David Sirota, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics

More On The Benghazi Coverup

Via David Codrea, see this post at Gateway Pundit.  It’s slam full of information, including why he deep state attacked General Michael Flynn.  I always told you it was a hit job. One of the allegations (I take to be true) is that there was weapons trafficking conducted on behalf of John McCain and The Clinton Foundation.  We already knew this, as there was not only weapons but precious gems, oil, money and children being trafficked due to the failed states in North Africa. The only thing I ques...
Tags: Politics, Military, John Mccain, Benghazi, Clinton, North Africa, Stevens, David Codrea, Michael Flynn

"The political-insider chatter is already suggesting that Warren might have a 'likability' problem, just like the one that supposedly was Clinton’s downfall."

"And if two or three other women join the race, which appears likely, they will no doubt hear that as well. As a headline on the humorous McSweeney’s website put it: 'I Don’t Hate Women Candidates — I Just Hated Hillary and Coincidentally I’m Starting to Hate Elizabeth Warren.' ... Were it not for the fact that they are both women... it’s hard to imagine a reason that Warren’s bid would already be freighted by associations with Clinton’s. The populist Massachusetts senator has made no secret of ...
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Warren, Hillary, Clinton, Karen Tumulty, McSweeney, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, McSweeney's

Can't be allowed?!

"Bernie Sanders' fans can't be allowed to poison another Democratic primary with personal attacks" — writes David Brock (at NBC News) with ludicrous disregard for the freedom of speech. And is Bernie's participation in the 2016 primaries to be characterized as personal attacks?I'm hardly the only political observer who blames Hillary Clinton's general election defeat to Donald Trump in part on personal attacks on Clinton first made by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his backers. Those attacks fr...
Tags: Law, Nbc News, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Hillary, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Brock, Bernie, Rourke, David Brock, Donald Trump Donald Trump, Sen Bernie Sanders I VT, Hillary 2016

Gun Controller In Chief

The Washington Examiner: P resident Trump’s Tuesday announcement of a bump stock ban is upsetting members of a core constituency: gun owners wooed by his effusive campaign-trail vows to defend the Second Amendment, with two groups promising to see Trump in court. “If there’s anything that irritates you more than a president like Obama who’s trying to stab you in the heart, it’s one who is trying to stab you in the back,” said Michael Hammond, legislative counsel of Gun Owners of America, a grou...
Tags: Obama, Military, Gun Control, Las Vegas, Clinton, Trump, Hammond, Combs, Firearms Policy Coalition, Brandon Combs, Gun Owners of America, Michael Hammond, PARKLAND Fla, Trump s Federal Commission on School Safety

Justices rebuff government on asylum ban

Last week the federal government went to the Supreme Court, asking the justices to block a ruling by a federal judge that bars the Trump administration from denying asylum to immigrants who enter the United States illegally from Mexico. Today the justices turned down the government’s request, which means that the government will not be able to enforce its new policy on asylum while the government appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and, if it comes to that, the Supreme Court...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Mexico, White House, Reagan, United States, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Clinton, Trump, Bush, John Roberts, 9th Circuit

"SNL" uses the stalest Christmas sketch idea of all and — because it's anti-Trump — gets treated as brilliant.

I'm glancing at "SNL asks ‘What if Trump were never elected?’ in a star-studded ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ spoof" (WaPo).IN THE COMMENTS: Robert Cook said:I saw a portion of that. Really lazy, pandering, and childish. Do they really believe things were better under Obama, or would be better under H. Clinton, or that Trump is the cause of the world of shit in which we reside? Trump is possible only because the world is in shit shape, in great part because of the actions of our rulers (the plutocrats...
Tags: Law, Obama, Snl, Clinton, Trump, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Robert Cook, Trump and pop culture

Donna Alexander created "the 'Anger Room,' a business where rage-filled people of all kinds could smash glass and televisions and computers with baseball bats and tire irons and golf clubs..."

"Nathaniel Mitchell, 34, was indicted in Alexander’s death Tuesday after police say he broke into Alexander’s Dallas home through her bedroom window in the middle of the night and beat her about the head with an unknown object..." WaPo reports.The Anger Room, as it was called, was cluttered with an assortment of furniture, computers and printers, glasses and bottles and dishes. She didn’t allow machetes or knives or ammunition and required everyone to wear safety goggles, a helmet and a jumpsuit...
Tags: New York, Murder, Law, Kentucky, Toronto, Customers, Hillary Clinton, Dallas, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Emotion, Mitchell, Clinton, Trump, Alexander, WaPo

"Hillary Clinton tried her hand at Bollywood dancing last night at the wedding of India's richest heiress."

"The former first lady, who was seen wearing a back brace this summer, looked fit as a fiddle as she boogied with the king of Bollywood himself, Shah Rukh Khan. Dressed in Indian attire, the 71-year-old swung her hips and threw her arms in the air with a beaming smile. Mrs Clinton was joined by former Secretary of State John Kerry and a host of jubilant guests at the $100 million bash in Mumbai" (Daily Mail):Interesting facts: 1. There's a $100 million wedding, 2. Hillary is there and she's da...
Tags: Law, India, Hillary Clinton, Weddings, John Kerry, Kerry, Mumbai, Bollywood, Hillary, Clinton, Ann Althouse, Hillary goes away, Shah Rukh Khan Dressed

"George H.W. Bush’s biggest failure? The war on drugs."

The title of this post is the headline of this Washington Post commentary authored by historian Matthew Pembleton.  Here are excerpts: And Bush’s complicated legacy does include much good, from his handling of the end of the Cold War to his support for climate science and the Americans With Disabilities Act. But it also includes some bad — specifically, a profound escalation in the War on Drugs. Ronald Reagan may have reoriented public attitudes about drugs when he pronounced in 1982, “Drugs ar...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Los Angeles, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, DEA, Jackson, Clinton, Bush, George H W Bush, Keith Jackson, Lafayette Square, Douglas A Berman, Daryl Gates

"But the one-hour TV special was such a nonevent of excruciating cliches and non-sexiness that it’s not worth a cultural renovation. It’s a teardown."

"Or we could all just get out of the way and let it rot until it falls down on its own....  You’d think Victoria’s Secret would have made sure this show was exciting and captivating — a sort of good-faith argument in favor of its stubborn commitment to marketing-as-usual. Instead, executives produced a show in which the models paraded down the runway like dusty showgirls blowing kisses and drawing hearts in the air, with one model practically indistinguishable from another... If the show is all ...
Tags: Fashion, TV, Mississippi, Law, America, Victoria, Boredom, Bras, Clinton, 1990s, Oklahoma City, Forrest Gump, Underpants, Ann Althouse, Robin Givhan, Givhan

Empirical SCOTUS: Differences between “Obama” and “Trump” judges, while sometimes subtle, can’t be denied

Justices of the Supreme Court rarely give public comments on words or actions of members of the elected branches of the federal government. This made the recent spat between Chief Justice John Roberts and President Donald Trump over the role of partisanship in the federal judiciary all the more surprising and powerful. Although phrased in terse sentences (Trump’s were via Twitter), their words left much to unpack. What began as Trump decrying the decision of an “Obama judge” (a judge appointed b...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Barack Obama, Department Of Defense, Chicago, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, National Labor Relations Board, Clinton, Trump, Bush, Lewis, Morris, John Roberts

"For Trump, Cohen Plea Deal's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Exoneration."

Writes Paul Sperry at Real Clear Investigations.On page 7 of the statement of criminal information filed against Cohen, which is separate from but related to the plea agreement, Mueller mentions that Cohen tried to email Russian President Vladimir Putin’s office on Jan. 14, 2016, and again on Jan. 16, 2016. But Mueller, who personally signed the document, omitted the fact that Cohen did not have any direct points of contact at the Kremlin, and had resorted to sending the emails to a general pres...
Tags: Europe, Law, Vladimir Putin, Senate, Prague, Kremlin, Clinton, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Steele, Mueller, Paul Sperry, Ann Althouse, Trump troubles, Trump Cohen Plea Deal

"I’m looking around Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’s a depressing sight."

"It’s two-for-the-price-of-one in half the arena. The hockey rink is half curtained off, but even with that, organizers are scrambling at the last minute to cordon off more sections behind thick black curtains, they say due to a lack of sales. I paid $177 weeks in advance. (I passed on the pricey meet-and-greet option.) On the day of the event, some unsold tickets are slashed to single digits."Writes Maureen Dowd in "Curtains for the Clintons" (NYT).Why did the Clintons think they could fill are...
Tags: Law, America, Hillary, Clinton, Toronto Maple Leafs, Monica Lewinsky, Clintons, Maureen Dowd, Dowd, Ann Althouse, 2020 Elections, Hillary goes away, Scotiabank Arena

"Monica Lewinsky reveals Bill Clinton urged her to lie under oath: 'I did feel uncomfortable about it.'"

Fox News reports.In the final part of the A&E docuseries "The Clinton Affair".... Lewinsky said that Clinton had called her at 2:30 in the morning to let her know that she was on the witness list for the Paula Jones case."I was petrified. I was frantic about my family and this becoming public," Lewinsky tearfully recalled. "Thankfully, Bill helped me lock myself back from that and he said I could probably sign an affidavit to get out of it, and he didn't even know if a 100 percent I would be sub...
Tags: Law, White House, Lying, Bill Clinton, Fox News, Jordan, Bill, Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Lewinsky, Paula Jones, Ann Althouse, Vernon Jordan, Frank Carter Frank Carter

"I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame," said Hillary Clinton.

"'I admire the very generous and compassionate approaches that were taken particularly by leaders like Angela Merkel, but I think it is fair to say Europe has done its part, and must send a very clear message — we are not going to be able to continue provide refuge and support — because if we don’t deal with the migration issue it will continue to roil the body politic,' she said.... Mrs. Clinton’s remarks to The Guardian drew criticism and a dose of surprise from an array of scholars, pro-immig...
Tags: Europe, Music, Law, Angela Merkel, Immigration, Hillary Clinton, United States, Hillary, Clinton, Democratic Party, Mrs Clinton, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Hillary goes away

"Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have 'Obama judges,' and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country."

"It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an 'independent judiciary,' but if it is why...... .....are so many opposing view (on Border and Safety) cases filed there, and why are a vast number of those cases overturned. Please study the numbers, they are shocking. We need protection and security - these rulings are making our country unsafe! Very dangerous and unwise!"Trump tweets (1, 2).Backstory: John Roberts said,"We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judge...
Tags: Law, Obama, Clinton, Trump, Bush, John Roberts, Roberts, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump and immigration, Trump and the judiciary

"President Trump told the White House counsel in the spring that he wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute two of his political adversaries..."

"... his 2016 challenger, Hillary Clinton, and the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, according to two people familiar with the conversation. The lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, rebuffed the president, saying that he had no authority to order a prosecution. Mr. McGahn said that while he could request an investigation, that too could prompt accusations of abuse of power. To underscore his point, Mr. McGahn had White House lawyers write a memo for Mr. Trump warning that if he asked law enforcemen...
Tags: Law, White House, Hillary Clinton, Justice Department, Clinton, Trump, Comey, Mueller, James B Comey, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, McGahn, Donald F McGahn II, Hillary goes away

"I was pleased — really totally surprised and flattered — to learn that Lewinsky had given the president her very own copy of my book."

"She was saying, I’m passing on my extremely personal page-turning experience to you. But the subpoena was just bad. Vox is a conversation between two people who are excited by the idea that they get to tell their private stories to each other. They get to tell stories and to be real to each other even while they have this artificial distance — they’re connected just by the phone. The book is trying to celebrate the secret hideouts that novels offer readers. And I love that about books. That kin...
Tags: Privacy, Law, Love, Atlantic, Bill Clinton, Vox, Baker, Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Monica, Lewinsky, Andrew Johnson, Kenneth Starr, Ann Althouse, Nicholson Baker, Kramerbooks

Prez Trump about to "make an announcement on H.R. 5682, the 'First Step Act'" ... which was a strong endorsement

According to this @POTUS_Schedule tweet, we are this afternoon to hear directly from Prez Trump on criminal justice reform: "4:30PM - Roosevelt Room - Announcement regarding H. R. 5682, the 'First Step Act'."  Lots of media are reporting he will endorse reform and push for a bill to be passed ASAP. I am about to watch the Live Stream here or here or here. UPDATE :  Prez Trump announces his support for First Step Act, emphasizing its bipartisan nature and law enforcement's support, as well as a...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, White House, America, House, Clinton, Trump, Donald J Trump, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump

Prez Trump about to "make an announcement on H. R. 5682, the 'First Step Act'"

According to this @POTUS_Schedule tweet, we are this afternoon to hear directly from Prez Trump on criminal justice reform: "4:30PM - Roosevelt Room - Announcement regarding H. R. 5682, the 'First Step Act'."  Lots of media are reporting he will endorse reform and push for a bill to be passed ASAP. I am about to watch the Live Stream here or here or here. UPDATE :  Prez Trump announces his support for First Step Act, emphasizing its bipartisan nature and law enforcement's support, as well as a...
Tags: Law, Clinton, Trump, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump

New top Harris Co executive a justice reformer, junk science writ a legislative unicorn, 'life and death in the carceral state,' and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends which merit readers' attention during the calm before the election-day storm on Tuesday: New Harris County Judge campaigned on aggressive justice reform Harris County's new 27-year old County Judge, Lina Hidalgo, campaigned on a platform of vigorous criminal-justice reform. She spent time at Harvard researching "the effects of incarceration on children," according to her campaign website, which promised that, upon election, she would emphasize "the importance of stro...
Tags: Texas, Law, California, US, Austin, Harvard, Ny, South Carolina, Bernard Kerik, US supreme court, Clinton, Paxton, Moore, Ken Paxton, John Steinbeck, Harris County

The audacity of hope.

"Hillary Clinton remains the Democrats best chance to defeat Trump in 2020" (Chicago-Sun Times).Clinton remains the best-known and most accomplished potential Democratic candidate in the nation. She and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, bring immense star power. There is a greater determination than ever, across the nation, to elect the first women president, thanks to Donald Trump and the Me-Too movement. And millions of voters — not just diehard Democrats — believe they were robbed i...
Tags: Law, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Hillary, Clinton, Trump, Chicago Sun Times, Ann Althouse, Hillary goes away, 2020 Campaign

"'I bear a very heavy burden of responsibility,' [Gary] Hart says, picking at a 'game plate' of elk, buffalo and quail at The Fort restaurant outside of Denver."

"If all that stuff had not happened and if I had been elected, there would have been no gulf war. H.W. wouldn’t have been president. W. wouldn’t have been president. Everything would have changed. I don’t say that to aggrandize myself. It’s just, history changed. And that has haunted me for thirty years. I had only one talent and it wasn’t traditional politics — I could see farther ahead than anybody."Writes Maureen Dowd in "Trump and the Hart-less Presidency/After 30 years, Gary Hart still wond...
Tags: Law, America, Bill Clinton, Hugh Jackman, The Times, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, Denver, Al Franken, Clinton, Trump, Gary, Fort, Hart, Maureen Dowd, Dowd

Notable federal sentencing argument that "nature and circumstances of the offense" includes "rhetorical China shop bull who is now our president"

A helpful reader made sure I did not miss this HuffPost piece concerning a notable federal sentencing filing in a high-profile federal case.  The full headline of the piece sets forth the basics: "Trump Fan Convicted In Anti-Muslim Terror Plot Asks Judge To Consider Trump’s Rhetoric: Patrick Stein’s attorneys also said he learned about the Quran 'from the internet and conservative talk-show hosts such as Sean Hannity and Michael Savage'."  Here are more details from this article (which also incl...
Tags: Law, Obama, China, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Muslim, Kansas, Donald Trump, Hillary, Muslims, Clinton, Trump, Sean Hannity, Garden City, Patrick, Michael Savage

Two notable commentaries in support of FIRST STEP Act from inside the Beltway

The Washington Examiner and The Washington Times are both right-leaning papers, which only adds to the import of these two recent commentaries in these publications: "Our cruel and inhumane prison system is so close to reform" by Mark Vargas.  An excerpt: Thanks to former President Bill Clinton, the 1994 crime bill created an America that was less compassionate, less forgiving, at times inhumane, and sent many nonviolent, first-time offenders away to prison for a very long time. At the time, su...
Tags: Law, Washington, America, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Beltway, Naacp, University Of Maryland, Justice Department, Clinton, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington Examiner, Jeff Sessions, Douglas A Berman, Jared Kushner

Ask the author: The imperial presidency and the Supreme Court

The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Kimberley Fletcher on the occasion of the publication of her book “The Collision of Political and Legal Time: Foreign Affairs and the Supreme Court’s Transformation of Executive Authority” (Temple University Press, 2018, 296 pp., cloth: $99.50, paper: $39.95). Kimberley Fletcher is an assistant professor of political science at San Diego State University. Welcome, Kimberley, and thank you for taking the time to participate in th...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Israel, Book Reviews, Jerusalem, Foreign Affairs, United States, House, Bill Clinton, Treasury, Kansas

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