Category: Mother Jones

The House Just Did Its Part to Avoid a Government Shutdown. Now GOP Senators Hold the Cards.

On Thursday afternoon, the House passed a bill temporarily funding the government through the middle of February. The 221-212 vote comes after several days of concern that Democrats and Republicans in Congress would be unable to agree on a funding package ahead of the midnight Friday deadline, pushing the federal government into a shutdown that […]

Lauren Boebert Is Only Going to Get Worse

A video of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) effectively describing her colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) as a terrorist went viral over Thanksgiving weekend. In the obviously false tale, she tells a story of being in an elevator with Omar when a Capitol police officer hurried to get in with them. “I look to my left, […]

Georgia Election Workers Sue Right-Wing Bloggers Over 2020 Conspiracy Theories

In the aftermath of the 2020 election, the Gateway Pundit—one of the country’s leading sources of pro-Trump misinformation—helped instigate a vicious harassment campaign against two Black Georgia election workers, according to a new lawsuit. As Republicans desperately tried to cast doubt on Joe Biden’s victory, the two women—Ruby Freeman and her daughter Wandrea “Shaye” Moss—were […]

Here’s Why a Former Trump Ally May Plead the Fifth Before the 1/6 Committee

On Wednesday, the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol voted to pursue criminal contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who schemed with Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 election results. Clark had refused to cooperate with the committee’s inquiry, citing Trump’s legal efforts to block its probe. […]

CIA Report Shows Trump Abandoned His Duty as Commander in Chief

The CIA is too polite to say this directly, but it has issued a report that shows that Donald Trump, while obsessing over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, abandoned one of his primary duties as president: to stay fully informed about potential threats to the nation.  This indictment comes from the agency’s Center […]

Trump’s Irish Golf Course Lost More Money Than Ever Before

The global COVID-19 pandemic dealt former president Donald Trump’s golf course in Doonbeg, Ireland a heavy blow last year, with the resort, which has never been profitable, doubling its losses in 2020. According to a local news report based on required Irish annual corporate filings that are not yet available electronically, the complex lost just over […]