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AWW: Sen. Menendez’s lawyers ask judge to remind bribery trial jury that ‘senators are people too’

**Written by Doug Powers The bribery trial for N.J. Sen. Bob Menendez begins tomorrow, and his legal team would like the judge to remind the jury before things get rolling that, just because something might look like bribery, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s actually bribery (h/t @Kerpen): Attorneys for Menendez and co-defendant

Kid Rock Has a Great Message for His Critics

Kid Rock entertains the crowd during his “Salute the troops” concert Saturday at Hilton Field. The Detroit rock star has been supportive of the military throughout his career and has toured overseas installations in Europe, Iraq and Afghanistan. The crowd was treated to many of the singer’s hits, such as

Clemson Professor Must Apologize or Resign After Defaming All Republicans as Racists

This past week an Assistant Professor of Human-Centered Computing at Clemson University, Bart Knijnenburg, took to social media to attack all Republicans as racists deserving of violence and scorn. Mr. Knijnenburg wrote that “All Trump supporters, nay, all Republicans, are racist scum” on his social media account, comments which have

Only 363 More Shopping Days until ‘Barack Obama day’ in Illinois

Good news, everyone. Governor Bruce Rauner of Illinois has signed legislation establishing that henceforth August 4 shall be celebrated as Barack Obama Day. The newest state holiday will be celebrated each year on the 44th president’s birthday, beginning in 2018. The holiday will be “observed throughout the State as a day set apart

When my name was thrown out there for US Senate (Kid Rock Statement)

When my name was thrown out there for US Senate I decided to launch kidrockforsenate.com. I was beyond overwhelmed with the response I received from community leaders, D.C. pundits, and blue-collar folks that are just simply tired of the extreme left and right bullshit. As part of the excitement surrounding

Kid Rock ahead in hypothetical matchup with Debbie Stabenow

On July 12th, 2017 Robert Ritchie, aka Kid Rock, confirmed his intention to run for the United States Senate seat in Michigan. His announcement sent a shock through the media and many dismissed it as a cheap publicity stunt. While Ritchie has yet to file his official documentation to seek

What happens if McCain can’t go back to work in the Senate?

Sen. John McCain's office announced Wednesday he has a cancerous brain tumor. McCain's office is optimistic of his return to his duties, saying "Further consultations with Senator McCain's Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate." The tumor, a glioblastoma, is a highly

Comey Is Not Trump’s Homie

James Comey put the bureau in bureaucrat at Thursday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearings. We think of FBI agents as courageous. Comey came across as cowardly, a word he used to describe his dealings with the president. Perhaps it now takes a bureaucrat to attain the highest of heights in the bureau. Comey

Matthew Dowd Proves Beltway Disconnect With an Absurd Tweet About VA Healthcare

Matthew Dowd is a former strategist for the Bush/Cheney presidential campaign and current political analyst for ABC. Dowd is rumored to be considering a run for the United States Senate in Texas. Whether he challenges Ted Cruz for the GOP nomination or runs as an independent candidate in a race that

The Heritage of Jim DeMint

The rumored departure of Jim DeMint from the Heritage Foundation is a shot across the bow to Constitutional conservatives. My friend, the former U.S. Senator from South Carolina, is one of the key reasons that we have complete Republican government in Washington today. DeMint was Tea Party before Tea Party

Bernie Sanders doesn’t want you to make fun of people who voted for Donald Trump

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has some advice to help bridge the current political divide: Don’t make fun of those who voted for Donald Trump. Sanders, who spoke Friday at Boston’s Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, has been vocal about opposing the political views of the current

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