POLITICS

Tale of Russian Women: Pussy Riot Bedevils Putin; Mariia Butina Is His Red Sparrow

Pussy Riot, the all-female Russian punk-rock protest group, is a thorn in Vladimir Putin’s side. But their visage of feminist rebellion against Russia’s oppressive, male-dominated oligarchy, is a sharp contrast to their counterpart, Mariia Butina, the fetching Russian spy. The contrast was brought into sharp focus this week with Butina’s arrest for acting as a clandestine intermediary between the Kremlin and American officials, most notably those with the shadowy National Rifle Association (NRA)....

Donald Trump Can’t Escape Truth on Late Night TV: Putin Owns Him (Watch)

Donald Trump has gotten himself in another fine mess. If there was any doubt before, it’s clearly evident now: Vladimir Putin owns him. Now the only question is why? Despite all the TV news talking heads, late-night comedians, once again, seemed to put their fingers on the problem. “Why so bad?” Stephen Colbert asked. “Well, he was asked about Russian meddling about our election and whether he believed all our intelligence people or Putin,” he said....

Trump, Family Accused of ‘Persistent Illegal Conduct’ Running Trump Foundation

Donald J. Trump, daughter Ivanka and sons Donald Jr. and Eric Trump have been named in a lawsuit filed by New York State for using the Trump Foundation as a personal and political slush fund in what it called “persistent illegal conduct.” "So, the Democrats make up a phony crime, Collusion with the Russians, pay a fortune to make the crime sound real, illegally leak (Comey) classified information so that a Special Councel (sic) will be appointed, and then Collude to make this pile of garbage take on life in Fake News!" Trump countered. The suit, filed today (June 14) alleges the illegal conduct occurred over more than a decade involving “extensive unlawful political coordination” with the Trump presidential campaign....

Bernie Sanders Makes Best Case Yet Why Trump Is Worst President Ever (See!)

Sen. Bernie Sanders makes it clear why Donald Trump is the “worst president in the history of the United States.” Or to put it another way, he’s the best president in history… at being the worst president, Sanders allowed. That makes the mid-term elections in November also one of the most important in history. According to Sanders, one party rule in Washington has been devastating for the country. The House, Senate and White House are all controlled by the Republican Party....

Samantha Bee Hit in Right Wing Retaliation for Ivanka Name-Calling (video)

Samantha Bee, the acerbic late-night talk show host has been caught up in the television culture war. Right-wingers, led by the White House, attacked her for ““vile and vicious” language after she called Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt.” “The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee-Sanders said in a statement to The Wrap....