Former Speaker Dennis Hastert is now expected to enter a guilty plea in his charges of funneling hush money to an unnamed individual. This appears to lend credence to the early reports that he was paying someone off to not talk about sexual relations Hastert had with a male student when he was a high school coach. Hastert appears to be doing this to avoid a public and embarassing trial.
I'll have more on last night's debate a little later, but I had to bring up who I am declaring the big winner. That would be the First Amendment. During the debate we didn't have a discussion on who reads the Bible more, or who spends more Sundays in church. Instead we had a very solid discussion on policy and issues. It was a debate on governing, not worshiping. Five individuals talking about what affects Americans most, trying to become Command in Chief, instead of Preacher in Chief. The sanctity of religion was honored, and not exploited as a campaign talking point. And by the First Amendment winning so big, that also means the American people won last night. A great job by all candidates.
Kevin McCarthy has just announced he has dropped out of the race for the next Speaker of the House. Given the timing, it almost makes you wonder if Charles C. Johnson's rumor doesn't have some validity to it.
Charles C. Johnson, the right-wing blogger has an exclusive, claiming that Kevin McCarthy has been in a long time affair with Rep. Renee Ellmers. Johnson has a mixed track record on this type of stuff, but something else happened yesterday. Rep. Walter Jones (Mr. Freedom Fries) warned candidates for GOP leadership that if they have hidden baggage, then they need to get out of the race. Could it be Jones was talking about McCarthy? Only time will tell.
Seriously. A bit ago MSNBC did a segment on Hillary Clinton's email server and that they discovered 3 emails from overseas saying she had unpaid parking tickets, with an attachment to open and remedy it. No proof that she did open the obvious malware, which most people realize is just that, as emails like this are about as common as air.
And in other news, MSNBC is looking to hire a bunch of new reporters, as many will be resigning just as soon as their $5,000,000 check arrives from a Nigerian prince.
With news out that Shell is abandoning their controversial drilling in the Arctic now that they found there really isn't enough oil up there, we need to really ponder if the same Shell scientists that said there was all this oil up there, if they are the same ones that tell us all the other scientists in the world are wrong on global warming.
You know it's getting real bad for Ted Cruz when he can't even muster one bit of support from his Senate colleagues on his own side of the aisle.
Wish I could say this was a joke, but this is the response of conservatives at a voter's value summit after Marco Rubio announced that John Boehner was resigning from Congress. Really shows the atmosphere and divisiveness that is taking over today's Republican Party.
With a revolt brewing and after hearing the Pope yesterday, NBC news is reporting that John Boehner will be resigning from Congress next month. Not many more details on it yet, but this is a huge breaking story.
A new CBS/YouGov poll out this morning has Bernie Sanders beating Hillary Clinton by 10 points in Iowa and 22 points in New Hampshire. In South Carolina, Clinton still leads by 23 points, however Bernie's numbers are growing and split with Biden. So the big question will be if Biden doesn't get in, will his supporters go to Hillary or Bernie? That could be the key in the Palmetto state, as well as others.
Donald Trump's upcoming biography has a doozy of a claim in it. He claims he always felt as though he was in the military "because of his education at a military-themed board." So a guy who got sent to military school because his parents couldn't handle him, then went on to get numerous deferments to avoid serving in Vietnam thinks he's the same as those that went and fought in war, or even had the guts to protect our country? This is a total insult on the brave men and women who served and the memories of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. That insult is further echoed by anyone supporting his candidacy to become the next commander in chief of our military.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky court clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses on the basis of religious freedom has been ordered to jail by a federal judge for contempt.