U.S. politician testifies he met donor through Giuliani at Trump hotel

(This October 15 story was refiled to fix typographical error in second paragraph.) By Luc Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former candidate for Nevada’s governorship testified on Friday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani introduced him to Lev Parnas, a onetime Giuliani associate now on trial https://www.reuters.com/world/us/campaign-finance-trial-against-ex-giuliani-associate-parnas-kicks-off-2021-10-13 for alleged campaign finance law … [Read more…]

RNC’s WinRed Platform Raising Money For Jan. 6 Witness’s Legal Fund

WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee’s WinRed platform is raising money for Jan. 6 witness and former Donald Trump aide Kash Patel’s legal defense fund, further tying the national party to the insurrection Trump incited in a last-ditch attempt to remain in power. “I’m done playing defense. It’s time to go on the offensive! That’s … [Read more…]

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Dear Mike Pence

Most of them are fervid adherents of bizarre conspiracy theories and fascist dogmas that might yet burn this country down. Many of them spew a noxious slurry of racial, religious and sexual hatreds that defame the principles we purport to hold dear. And on Jan. 6 of this year, a mob of them broke into … [Read more…]

Two commonsense ways Democrats could reduce the cost of their child tax credit expansion

Democrats are currently weighing several budget gimmicks that offer the appearance of reducing the price tag of their massive $3.5 trillion spending plan. For example, the New York Times recently ventured they might extend the proposed expansion of the child tax credit (CTC) for fewer than the currently-proposed four years, reducing the apparent cost. But … [Read more…]

All In with Chris Hayes, 10/14/21

Summary Last night, there was a rally in Virginia organized by a right-wing radio host in support of Glenn Youngkin, the Republican running for governor in that state. Organizers of a rally for the Republican candidate for governor in Virginia had attendees pledge allegiance to a flag that is from the January 6 U.S. Capitol … [Read more…]

Reporter Seeks Review Of Eighth Circuit Cowpie In Devin Nunes Defamation Case

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Looks like Rep. Devin Nunes will get another chance to shake his udders in the Eighth Circuit since reporter Ryan Lizza and Hearst Media requested en banc review of last month’s ruling in their longrunning defamation trench war. The case involves a September 2018 Esquire article Devin Nunes’s Family Farm … [Read more…]