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‘This Was a Mistake’: Not All of Trump World Is Pleased With the President Commuting Roger Stone’s Sentence

Leah Millis/ReutersRoger Stone, a longtime Trump confidant convicted of lying to Congress about his connection to WikiLeaks and intimidating another witness to do the same, had his sentence commuted by President Trump on Friday—just a few days before he was set to report to jail.President Trump had raised the possibility of clemency almost immediately...

Texas Lt. Governor Is Determined to Sacrifice Everyone but Himself for GOP Convention

Loren Elliott/GettyNobody howled louder than Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick when Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner barred the state GOP from holding its convention there amid a COVID-19 explosion.“This is nothing but a political hack job by Mayor Turner,” Patrick told Laura Ingraham on Fox News.Patrick failed to mention that he and Gov. Greg Abbott and various...

Trump Commutes Roger Stone’s Sentence Days Before Prison

Leah Millis/ReutersRoger Stone, a longtime Trump confidant convicted of lying to Congress about his connection to WikiLeaks and intimidating another witness to do the same, was granted clemency by President Trump on Friday—just a few days before he was set to report to jail.President Trump had raised the possibility of a pardon almost immediately after...

The National Enquirer’s David Pecker ‘Tried to Extort Me,’ Claims Theme Park Promoter

Stephanie KeithWith all the seamy accusations of greed, bad faith, and extortion—plus a cameo appearance by Donald Trump and a tic-tac-toe-playing chicken—it’s a saga worthy of the National Enquirer.“It’s been a tough time for me and my family,” theme park impresario Robin Turner told The Daily Beast concerning the demise last year, after a decade of...

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith Address Those August Alsina Rumors on Red Table Talk

via YouTubeAt long last, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have brought themselves to the Red Table. Earlier this month singer August Alsina told radio personality Angela Yee during an interview that he and Pinkett Smith had a relationship with Will’s “blessing.” On Friday, the couple said that while the two did have a relationship, it was not an affair—and...

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Lawyers Claim She Was Never in Hiding, Hadn’t Seen Epstein for a Decade

via ReutersGhislaine Maxwell, the longtime Jeffrey Epstein confidant accused of helping him sexually abuse underaged girls, had not been hiding from prosecutors since the pedophile billionaire’s jailhouse suicide in August—but from an “unrelenting and intrusive media,” her lawyers claimed in a Friday memo. “She did not flee, but rather left the public...

Ghislaine Maxwell Was Never Hiding From Prosecutors, Hadn’t Seen Epstein for a Decade: Lawyer

via ReutersGhislaine Maxwell, the longtime Jeffrey Epstein confidant accused of helping him sexually abused underaged girls, had not been hiding from prosecutors since the pedophile billionaire’s jailhouse suicide in August—but from an “unrelenting and intrusive media,” her lawyers claimed in a Friday memo. “She did not flee, but rather left the public...

Black-Owned Bookstores to Support While Relearning History

In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other Black people by police brutality, Americans have been on the hunt for knowledge about police abolition and Black lives. Amazon can be an easy, one-stop-shop for books on race and politics that can ship in the blink of an eye, but there...

Trump’s Top COVID Adviser: Deaths Will Soon Start to Rise

REUTERSDr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, said on Friday that she expected to soon see an increase in deaths among Americans infected with the virus—a statement placing her at odds with President Donald Trump, who has touted a falling death rate as a sign of success in his approach to the virus. “In the United...

Trump's Top COVID Adviser: Deaths Will Soon Start to Rise

REUTERSDr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, said on Friday that she expected to soon see an increase in mortalities among Americans infected with the virus—a statement placing her at odds with the president, who has touted a falling death rate as a sign of success in his approach to the virus. "In the United States...

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