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Cory Booker: Donald Trump is ‘worse than a racist’

Cory Booker: Donald Trump is ‘worse than a racist’

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker on Sunday blasted President Donald Trump for his racist attacks on four minority congresswomen, saying Trump is “worse than a racist.” “The reality is this is a guy who is worse than a racist. He is actually using racist tropes and racial language for political gain. He is trying…MORE

AOC calls for ‘9/11-style’ commission on Trump administration’s child separation policy

AOC calls for ‘9/11-style’ commission on Trump administration’s child separation policy

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday called for a “9/11-style” commission to investigate the Trump administration’s child separation policy, arguing that it’s “what’s going to be required in order to reunify as many children with their parents as possible.” “In the 9/11 commission they had — they were charged with investigating and making sure they…MORE

Megan Rapinoe calls Trump’s racist tweets ‘disgusting’

Megan Rapinoe calls Trump’s racist tweets ‘disgusting’

US Women’s National Soccer Team co-captain Megan Rapinoe has once again criticized President Donald Trump, calling his racist tweets about four Democratic congresswomen of color “disgusting.” “It’s disgusting, to be honest,” Rapinoe said Saturday on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show.” “To say it’s disappointing is … it doesn’t even come close.” Trump, in a recent…MORE

How Trump’s 2020 reelection strategy could work — but probably won’t

How Trump’s 2020 reelection strategy could work — but probably won’t

First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme from The Larry Sanders Show. Poll of the week: A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that President Donald Trump’s approval rating among voters nationwide is 45%. His disapproval rating is 52%. This makes for a net approval (approval – disapproval) of…MORE

Joe Biden dominates, but Pete Buttigieg makes inroads with Obama’s elite bundlers

Joe Biden dominates, but Pete Buttigieg makes inroads with Obama’s elite bundlers

Former Vice President Joe Biden drew dozens of Barack Obama’s fundraisers to his presidential bid during the April-to-June fundraising quarter, but his rivals — led by South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — also are capturing some of those elite bundlers, a CNN analysis of new 2020 campaign filings shows. At least 40 top fundraisers…MORE

Floundering NRA struggles to maintain its 2016 influence in 2020 race

Floundering NRA struggles to maintain its 2016 influence in 2020 race

The National Rifle Association was already reeling from leadership shakeups and allegations of financial mismanagement when it dropped another bombshell. The NRA accused Chris Cox — the man who had controlled the organization’s lobbying and political activities for more than 15 years — of trying to overthrow Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre, according to a lawsuit…MORE

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WJBC Voices: New name, new mascot

Several years ago, after the Politically Correct Athletic Association extorted the University of Illinois not to use any Native American symbols for its teams, I declared the name Fighting Illini meaningless…

WJBC Voices: Plus ca change…

No Neck and his Democratic buddies patted themselves on the back and told us how happy we should all be now that we have a “balanced” budget for the first time in years.

WJBC Voices: Bipartisan fixing the pothole

Now that the spring legislative session is over, it’s amazing to reflect all that was completed: a balanced budget, legalized cannabis and a long-overdue infrastructure bill to fix our roads and bridges.