Despite mounds of evidence saying otherwise, Donald Trump is still claiming he has no ties to Russia.
However, a former Western intelligence officer is saying the Russian government has been grooming the President-elect as an asset — for the PAST FIVE YEARS!
According to Mother Jones, the former officer — who now works with a U.S. firm that gathers information on Russia for corporate clients — was assigned the task of researching Trump’s dealings in the nation-state and elsewhere. The probe … read more

We’ve known that hackers have been trying to influence the U.S. presidential election ever since we saw the bounty of that hacking — first, emails from the Democratic National Committee, and later, emails from party insider John Podesta. Unless you believe that the RNC is significantly better at cybersecurity, the fact that none of their emails were released was strong circumstantial evidence that the hackers were trying to hurt Hillary Clinton and/or help Donald Trump. We also know that the Russian … read more

In a year when we lost Prince and Bowie but elected Donald Trump, it’s safe to say we’re all among the ranks of 2016’s biggest losers, but sometimes the rotating stage of political theater conspires to spotlight and iconicize people who might have otherwise passed by in the shadows. Such is the case for two of the unlikeliest players in the grand American tragedy of 2016: Billy Bush and Huma Abedin. In the topsy-turvy show that we found ourselves unable to exit during this election, at least … read more

“The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.” —Bernie Sanders, to Hillary Clinton, October 13, 2015
On the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, a group of Bernie Sanders supporters crashed the morning meetings of the Florida delegation. The target of their ire was Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman and, until a few days prior, the chairwoman of the DNC. As Schultz attempted to address the delegation, Sanderistas booed her down, waving … read more

Never mind! President-elect Donald Trump’s administration will not pursue charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server, former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday, November 22.
“I think when the president-elect … tells you before he’s even inaugurated that he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content to the members [of the Republican party],” she explained during an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
Conway, 49, who … read more

To be honest, we’d take anyone at the table over Trump… even Candace Cameron Bure!
Bernie Sanders may not have been the name atop the Democratic ticket during last week’s election, but that doesn’t mean he’s lost any of his passion since the Primaries.
In fact, Hillary Clinton’s rival stopped by The View on Monday to break down exactly what went wrong with her campaign — Or more specifically… what somehow went right with Donald Trump’s!
The Vermont Senator got straight to business while discussing … read more

Ethan Coen is the Coen Brother not married to Frances McDormand. I’ll completely understand if you get Ethan and Joel Coen confused though, because I do too. Joel is the taller brother and he’s married to Frances. Ethan Coen is the shorter brother in these photos. Previously, if you had asked me if the Coen Brothers were particularly woke, I would have said “probably not.” I’m basing that off of their terrible joint interview earlier this year where they whitesplained/mansplained diversity … read more

One of the most disturbing articles I’ve read in the past week – a week full of tragedy and disgust – is this piece by Masha Gessen. Gessen thoughtfully prepared a list of “rules for survival” in the midst of autocratic rule. It’s depressing that we need to talk to each other this way now, but the piece is absolutely a must-read. Gessen says we need to go into the Trump presidency with our eyes wide open. We must believe that every promise Trump made during his campaign is true, that … read more

Hillary Clinton’s team is reportedly blaming FBI Director James Comey for her shocking loss to Donald Trump in the presidential election on Tuesday, November 8. According to, Clinton campaign chairman, John Podesta, communications director, Jennifer Palmieri and several other aides participated in a private conference call on Thursday, November 10, to discuss potential reasons why the Democratic nominee, 69, lost to the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host, 70. According to one anonymous Clinton … read more

For the second night in a row, protests have broken out across American cities. The protests are simply about the fact that the American people elected a fascist hate-monger to the presidency of the United States. While I’m fine with peaceful protesting – and most of the protests and demonstrations have been peaceful – in Portland last night, a violent riot broke out. While I’ve always believe MLK’s quote is true – “A riot is the language of the unheard” – I also think that Portlanders … read more

This is what late-night looks like with Donald Trump as President of the United States.
After most of the talk shows went off the air during Election Night, so Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and Conan O’Brien, shared messages of hope and humor when they returned to address a divided nation late Wednesday.
It’s no secret that Meyers favored Hillary Clinton. As he began his monologue on NBC’s Late Night, he shocked his audience by saying, “Well, … read more

The election is over, but the late-night jokes don’t stop for anything. And now that we know definitively that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States, we get to see how each late night host reacted to the news.
James Corden reminded us that no matter who we voted for, the important thing is we all got stickers. Corden threw in a jab at Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson before launching into an uplifting monologue about how excited his 3-year-old son was when he first learned they … read more

Hillary Clinton was supposed to speak and finally concede on-camera at 9:30 a.m. We were still waiting for her at 11:30. Is that rude? Like, I voted for her and genuinely wanted her to be president, but I think she should have conceded on camera early this morning, right after she conceded to Donald Trump on the phone. Instead, John Podesta came out and told all of the Clinton supporters to go home in the wee hours of the morning and Hillary didn’t appear on camera until hours after she was scheduled … read more

America has elected its first fascist president. It was stunning news to wake up to, honestly. Yes, I read the tea leaves and started doing the electoral math last night, when they called Ohio for Donald Trump, following his wins in Florida and North Carolina. So I went to sleep knowing that I would likely wake up in a country that elected an orange fascist for president, but I still had hope that Hillary Clinton would somehow still be able to pull it out. She did not. As I’m writing this, Trump … read more

Nothing to see here! Sarah Paulson gave a dramatic reading of Hillary Clinton’s not-so-malicious emails during a pre–Election Day appearance on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee on Monday, November 7.
Ahead of the amusing sketch, host Samantha Bee — who dubbed the emails FBI director “James Comey’s flaming bag of October surprise” — introduced the Emmy-winning actress, 41, as the TBS comedy show’s “best new intern” performing her “one-woman show” titled “Hillary’s Emails: Yes I Am Up.” As dark … read more