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"The far left’s frustration with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is on the rise, as liberal advocates and lawmakers fume that she hasn’t done enough to defend freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar..."

"... from attacks by President Trump and other Republicans and has undermined their policies and leaders, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Omar’s allies over the weekend were upset by what they viewed as Pelosi’s delayed response.... [L]iberals seethed that Pelosi (Calif.) and Democratic leaders did too little, too late. They were equally baffled by Pelosi’s quip seeming to dismiss Ocasio-Cortez during a CBS '60 Minutes' interview Sunday, suggesting her 'wing' of the party included 'like...
Tags: Top, Law, Gop, House, Cbs, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Anderson, Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Omar, Bernie, David Brock, Pelosi, Youngstown Ohio

"As Russia collusion fades, Ukrainian plot to help Clinton emerges."

A headline at The Hill.Ukraine’s top prosecutor divulged in an interview aired Wednesday on Hill.TV that he has opened an investigation into whether his country’s law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign about then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in an effort to sway the election in favor of Hillary Clinton....ADDED: It should say "As allegations of Russia collusion fades." The collusion didn't fade. There was no collusion....
Tags: Law, Russia, Hillary Clinton, Clinton, Trump, 2016 Campaign, Hill, Ann Althouse, Hillary's in trouble, Paul Manafort, The Hill Ukraine

Theranos and the cult of personality in science and tech

Elizabeth Holmes was a chemical engineering student who dropped out of Stanford to found Theranos: a silicon-valley start-up company that, at one point, was valued at US$9 billion. Her plan was to be another Steve Jobs and, for a while, it looked like that would happen. She made the cover of magazines like Forbes, Fortune, and even Glamour, wearing black polo-neck shirts and was touted as being the next big thing. Former President Clinton was a fan. Former Secretary-of-State George Schultz was a...
Tags: Apple, Books, Technology, Featured, Law, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Defense, US, Fraud, Engineering, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Biotechnology, Theranos, Clinton

"When Chelsea Clinton showed up at a vigil Friday night in New York City for victims of the New Zealand mosque massacre, she was confronted by a small group of college students who blamed her for inciting the violence."

"Last month, the former first daughter joined throngs of Democrats and Republicans in condemning language used by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), one of the two first Muslim women elected to Congress last year, to critique U.S. policy in Israel as perpetuating anti-Semitic stereotypes. At the vigil, the New York University students said reactions like Clinton’s 'stoked' hatred of Muslims. 'This, right here, is a result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the wo...
Tags: Protest, Law, Congress, New York City, Israel, Chelsea, Islam, New Zealand, Anti-semitism, Chelsea Clinton, Clinton, New York University, Nyu, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Ilhan Omar

"In Clinton v Jones, the United States Supreme Court held that separation of powers concerns did not preclude a federal lawsuit against a sitting President of the United States..."

"... based on unofficial acts allegedly committed by him before he assumed office. The Court expressly cautioned in that decision that different concerns, including the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution, might influence the result if such a case were brought against the President in state court. However, the Court did not rule that such a suit could or could not proceed. This matter gives us an opportunity to squarely address the question.... [S]ubjecting the President to a stat...
Tags: New York, Maryland, Law, Court, United States, Bill Clinton, Ny, Separation of Powers, Jones, Clinton, Donald J Trump, McCulloch, Executive Power, Ann Althouse, Federalism, Trump troubles

"A veteran Democratic foreign policy adviser has accused Bill and Hillary Clinton of nepotism, dishonesty and vindictiveness..."

"... in an assault on a previously untouched part of the Clinton political legacy – Ireland. Trina Vargo, who was a behind-the-scenes Washington player in Northern Ireland’s peace process, claims the couple tried to obtain a scholarship to Ireland for a boyfriend of their daughter, Chelsea, and later cut funding for the scholarship to punish Vargo for backing Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination race."From The Guardian. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Washington, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Ireland, Chelsea, Bill Clinton, Northern Ireland, Bill, Hillary, Clinton, Vargo, Ann Althouse, Trina Vargo

"Mark Penn, Ex-Clinton Loyalist, Visits Trump, and Democrats Are Not Pleased."

That's the headline for a column by Annie Karni in the NYT. Excerpt:As Democrats have moved to the left, Mr. Penn, with his centrist politics, has become alienated from a party in which he once reigned as a winning pollster and is a frequent guest on Fox News and the author of op-ed articles criticizing the special counsel’s investigation as a “partisan, open-ended inquisition.” He has even adopted the president’s term “deep state” to describe people he views as Democratic operatives sabotaging ...
Tags: Law, White House, Fox News, Clinton, Penn, Trump, Clintons, Mueller, Politico Magazine, Mark Penn, Annie Karni, Ann Althouse, Partisanship, Ken Starr, Mark Penn Ex Clinton, Trump is like Bill Clinton

"So what it is in [Andrea] Dworkin’s long-neglected oeuvre that has suddenly become resonant?"

"Perhaps it’s simply because we’re in a moment of crisis, when people seeking solutions are dusting off all sorts of radical ideas. But I think it’s more than that... Dworkin was unapologetically angry, as so many women today are. Even before 2016, you could see this anger building in the emergence of new words to describe maddening male behaviors that had once gone unnamed — manspreading, mansplaining. Then came the obscene insult of Donald Trump’s victory. It seems like something sprung from D...
Tags: Law, America, Feminism, Rape, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Clinton, Trump, Monica Lewinsky, Goldberg, Andrea Dworkin, Paula Jones, Michelle Goldberg, Fateman, Ann Althouse, Dworkin

Did you watch that McCabe thing on "60 Minutes"?

I did.  I watched it very closely. With some meticulous rewinding and analysis (where McCabe declared Trump "disgusting" and it was hard to understand exactly why (Trump, campaigning, had weaponized a factoid from the Wall Street Journal)).I thought the "60 Minutes" presentation followed a clever narrative arc, with a beginning that allowed McCabe to inflate himself, a middle that brought in his wife and complicated the story, and an ending that gave us so much reason to doubt his credibility th...
Tags: Law, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Clinton, 60 Minutes, Trump, Andrew, McAuliffe, Terry McAuliffe, Jill, McCabe, Scott Pelley, Ann Althouse

"Some on the extreme political right had insisted that... it would be an ominous sign if [Ruth Bader Ginsburg] skipped President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night."

Writes Robert Barnes in "Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes first public appearance since cancer surgery" (WaPo).And I'm just wondering who "some" are. I mean, I'm glad to hear that Justice Ginsburg was able to go to the theater...The 85-year-old justice attended a production of “Notorious RBG in Song” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington.But was anybody expecting her to show up at the State of the Union?Ginsburg has attended past State of the Union addresses — television cameras hav...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Barack Obama, Theater, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, George W Bush, Clinton, Trump, Sotu, Robert Barnes, Ginsburg, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Ann Althouse, RBG

Ask the authors: The Supreme Court and the law of and for elites

The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum on the occasion of the publication of their book “The Company They Keep: How Partisan Divisions Came to the Supreme Court” (Oxford University Press, 2019, 272 pp., cloth: $29.95). Neal Devins is the Sandra Day O’Connor Professor of Law at the College of William and Mary. Lawrence Baum is an emeritus professor of political science at Ohio State University. Welcome, Neal and Lawrence, and thank you fo...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, White House, Book Reviews, Ronald Reagan, Arizona, William, Republican, Kerry, Donald Trump, Miranda, Fdr, East Bay

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

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