Last night, Donald Trump held held a $200-a-head fundraiser for Chris Christie in New Jersey. Yes, the New Jersey governor has long-since dropped out of the race and endorsed Trump, but the fundraiser was to pay off Christie’s campaign debt.
If you’re running for president these days, you have to expect your dirtiest of laundry to be put on display. As John Edwards and Herman Cain learned the hard way, mistresses make for better headlines than tax reform proposals — and whether it’s fair or not, the morally superior country that brought you Dating Naked still has a Puritan itch to scratch.
But if you’re a woman running for public office? A squeaky-clean personal life simply isn’t enough. Expect to have your husband’s affairs used against you as well.
In an interview with the New York Times, Donald Trump revealed how he plans to discredit Hillary Clinton this fall. Front and center? Attacks on her character stemming from Bill Clinton‘s extramarital affairs.
Trump’s certainly not the first to attempt to use this against her. For almost two decades now, Hillary’s been carrying Bill’s baggage and fielding side-eye from both parties. Classic lines include (but are not limited to): Read more »
Almost immediately after all but securing the Republican nomination Tuesday night, Donald Trump attempted to explain Hillary Clinton’s impressive four-state win.
“Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the women’s card,” he said after handily winning five states that will never rid themselves of his dayglow stink.
Just in case he wasn’t clear, Trump followed up yesterday on CNN. “She is a woman,” he told New Day co-host Chris Cuomo. “She is playing the woman card left and right. She didn’t play it last time with Obama. But she’s playing it much harder this time and she will be called on it. If she were a man and she was the way she is, she would get virtually no votes.”
Come again? Read more »
That is a real headline: Curt Schilling, a star pitcher on the Phillies in the 1990s, has been fired from his baseball analyst job by ESPN for an anti-transgender meme he shared on Facebook.
The Daily Princetonian, the student newspaper of Princeton University, has reported on this year’s 70th Annual Latke vs. Hamentaschen Debate, sponsored by the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, which, incidentally, is celebrating its sestercentennial this year. (That’s 250 big ones, yo.) In case your college degree isn’t draped in ivy, Whig-Clio, as it’s known by twats, is the nation’s oldest collegiate debating society and was founded by such upstanding citizens as James Madison and (brr) Aaron Burr. (Its headquarters are at 1 Whig Hall on Princeton’s campus.) Read more »
Pat Toomey has taken a beating in the wake of Merrick Garland‘s nomination to the Supreme Court. His Twitter mentions are a series of jabs from Democrats tweeting #DoYourJob. He’s taken almost a month of attacks from the three primary Democrats vying for his senate seat.
That’s because Toomey has been steadfast in his decision for the last month: He’s not going to vote for Garland, saying it should be up to the next president. After Garland was nominated, Toomey said he wouldn’t even meet with him. But, today, Toomey released a statement changing his mind: He would meet with Garland.
But don’t get too excited, Democrats. Toomey still isn’t voting for Garland’s confirmation. He said in a statement: Read more »
Hall of Fame NBA player and former Philadelphia 76er Dikembe Mutombo was inside the airport in Brussels where deadly terrorist attacks killed 31 people on Tuesday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Mutombo posted on his Facebook page indicating that he was unharmed.
Mutombo’s charity also confirmed on Facebook that he was not hurt.
Mutombo was returning to the United States from the Congo, where he was born and where his foundation has a hospital, and was traveling through Brussels. Mutombo described the chaos he experienced inside the airport to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. Read more »
VP Joe Biden is taking to the Oscars to promote his message against campus sexual assault. Biden will be introducing Lady Gaga before her performance of Oscar-nominated “Til it Happens to You.” The song, which was released last year and is featured in the film The Hunting Ground, focuses on the act of sexual assault, the response of victims and friends, and the prominence of sexual assaults at colleges. Read more »
Maybe you love Hillary. Maybe you can’t stand her. Maybe you want to stick a series of tiny pins into her effigy until you feel sweet, sweet release.
It doesn’t really matter. After comfortably winning Saturday’s Nevada caucus, it looks like she’s sticking around, and if you’re the type who talks politics, you’ll be talking about Hillary for the foreseeable future.
And that, well, that’s a bit of a problem. Because even though Hillary has been running for political office for 16 years now, we have no idea how to talk about her. From Team Trump to the Bernie Bros, from 2008 to 2016, the misogyny buffet that’s being served up is impressive: Blatant. Grossly blatant. Yawn. Is it or isn’t it? Girl on girl. This guy. NOPE. Good Christ, really?
Ideally, you want to speak about Hillary respectfully because she’s a human being. But it also pays to remember that every time you say something sexist about Hillary, a feminist HuffPost writer gets her wings and pens a new column about how the patriarchy is holding down her cat.
Do you want more cat lady columns? Of course you don’t. With that in mind, here’s what not to say over the next few months. Read more »
FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver last night tweeted out the best remaining states for Donald Trump. Guess which state Trump performs best in?
FWIW, Trump's best states according to Morning Consult polling:
New Jersey 51%
(Nat'l Avg: 36%)
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) February 22, 2016