On the campaign trail, Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich has gained an unfortunate reputation for his tendency to speak disrespectfully to and about women, like that time when he told a college student he didn’t have any Taylor Swift tickets, or lamented how easily a diet can become sidelined when spumoni is… »
From “global warming is a hoax because it’s snowing” to “maybe this is our fault but we’re not doing a damn thing about it,” the climate rhetoric of the GOP’s 2016 presidential candidates is a many-headed hydra of confusion, apathy, and straight-up delusion.
At a Democratic presidential debate in Iowa last month, Hillary Clinton was challenged to account for the fact that a large proportion of her campaign fundraising haul has come from the financial sector. She responded with a non sequitur about 9/11. Asked to elaborate, she seemed to argue that her popularity in the… »
Today, a week after officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with murder in the death of teenager Laquan McDonald, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Emanuel’s decision, right as it may be, hardly calls for any sort of applause. »
Stephen “Greg” Fisk, the newly-elected mayor of Juneau, was found dead in his home Monday afternoon. Cops haven’t said much about the 70-year-old politician’s cause of death, except to advise reporters that rumors he’d been assaulted are just “speculation” at this point. »
Earlier this month the National Fraternal Order of Police sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, urging him to allow off-duty law enforcement officers to bring their guns into NFL stadiums. The Fraternal Order of Police believes that if off-duty cops have their guns, they will be able to prevent an ISIS… »
The decline and fall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, at a Christmas tree lighting, in Madison, on Sunday: “After the tree lit up, he suddenly fell. The crowd hushed. He’s been ‘nipping at the eggnog a little bit, feeling festive,’ Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett joked.” »
NBC 5 News has obtained screengrabs of interior video footage from the Burger King near where police shot and killed Laquan McDonald last year, appearing to show Chicago police at a computer terminal the night of the shooting. Over an hour of footage is missing from the store’s security video. »
On Monday, Ann McCormack, mother of Kathleen McCormack, filed a $100 million lawsuit against her late daughter’s husband, Robert Durst, claiming that Durst deprived McCormack’s family of the right to possession of a body for burial. McCormack disappeared 33 years ago, after receiving a phone call from her estranged… »
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