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Recent articles by David:

California Dem cracks up C-SPAN host: Why are angry GOP callers on the East coast ‘not at work?’

A caller from California noted to C-SPAN on Thursday that many Republican callers on the East coast do not seem to have jobs. At the close of Thursday’s Washington Journal program, C-SPAN host Bill Scanlan spoke to a Democratic caller named Ray from Napa Valley, California. Ray began by defending House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam […] → Read More

‘A torrent of lies’: CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin unleashes on Donald Trump’s lie-filled press conference

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin isn’t typically known for hyperbole, which makes his comments in the wake of President Donald Trump’s press conference even more heavy. As CNN cut away from the Q&A with the president, Toobin called out the president for spreading lies behind a presidential seal. “I want to say a word about […] → Read More

Trump complains to UN: ‘I would get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things if they gave them out fairly’

President Donald Trump asserted on Monday that the Nobel Peace Prize process is unfair because he should get one “for a lot of things.” While appearing at the UN, Trump speculated on why he had not been awarded a Nobel Prize. “I would get a Nobel prize for a lot of things, if they give it out → Read More

White woman caught on video lecturing Hong Kong protesters: ‘Safety is more important than freedom’

Video captured in Hong Kong shows a white woman lecturing protesters about why “safety is more important than freedom.” The video clip was posted on Twitter by the Passion Times. In the video, the woman is confronted by demonstrators as she takes down protest posters. “Why don’t the universities get involved instead of protesting?” she […] → Read More

Watch judge’s priceless reaction when she learns DA jeopardized case against cop who killed black neighbor

Dallas County District Court Judge Tammy Kemp went above and beyond the call of duty on Monday after the district attorney jeopardized the murder trial of a former police officer accused of killing her black neighbor. At a hearing on Monday, defense attorneys for Amber Guyger argued that her web searches and cell phone records […] → Read More

Retiring Republican lawmaker blames Trump’s ‘petty, childish bullsh*t’ for massive GOP exodus

In an examination of the record-breaking number of Republican lawmakers who have decided to quit or retire despite holding a seat in solidly conservative congressional districts, one lawmaker admitted that he grew weary of having to deal with Donald Trump’s daily Twitter habit and other shenanigans — so he is calling it quits. As the […] → Read More

Officer won’t face charges after killing black man who didn’t have bicycle light

A Wisconsin police officer will not face charges after he chased and killed a black man who did not have a bicycle light. According to WITI, Police Sgt. Eric Giese of Mount Pleasant will not be charged in the killing of 18-year-old Ty’Rese West. Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson said that she determined that […] → Read More

New documents reveal the military has paid Trump’s Scotland resort more than $180,000

Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. military has spent more than $180,000 at the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland while service members have been stopped at the Glasgow Prestwick airport, according to a Pentagon letter sent to the House Oversight Committee. Politico first reported on and published the letter on Wednesday. It reveals that since August 2017, the […] → Read More

‘You need to go’: White woman screaming about abortion gets pulled away by cops for heckling black speaker

Conservative activist Kaitlin Bennett was escorted away by police after she tried to interrupt a liberal speaker. The incident, which was caught on video, appeared to take place in Houston prior to last week’s Democratic presidential debate. The video was later posted online by The Blaze’s Elijah Schaffer, who was sympathetic to the right-wing heckler. […] → Read More

Beto O’Rourke doubles down on gun buybacks

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Texas Democrat who is running for president in 2020, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he believes assault weapons are “instruments of terror” and the government should implement a mandatory buyback policy. I was asked about @SenToomey saying mandatory buybacks are “awful.” I said the priorities in D.C. […] → Read More

‘He didn’t do nothing’: Black kids confront white Philly cops as they terrorize innocent student at bus stop

A group of children called out Philadelphia police officers who said that they wanted the kids to be “shaking” from the confrontation. Video posted on social media over the weekend shows a white officer telling a shirtless African-American boy to get in his police cruiser. The video was posted by Twitter by a user named […] → Read More

Trump claims ‘there was nobody here’ in America 25 years ago so ‘they probably had cleaner water’

President Donald Trump on Thursday celebrated his reversal of clean water regulations. → Read More

‘Whiteness is a helluva drug’: NFL team hammered for giving black kid lawnmower instead of scholarship

An NFL team came under fire over the weekend after it gave an African-American child a lawnmower to help him save for college. In a video post to Twitter over the weekend, the Carolina Panthers explained that 12-year-old Jaylin Clyburn is spending his summers mowing lawns to save for college. “We needed his expertise so […] → Read More

‘I can’t breathe’: Officers caught on video applying chokehold to black man while they Taser him

Police in DeKalb County, Illinois were caught on camera using a Taser to shock a black man before putting him in what appeared to be a choke hold. Video captured by Alyssa Retuerto shows her boyfriend, 25-year-old Elonte Y. McDowell, being pinned to the ground by DeKalb police officers. “I can’t breathe,” McDowell can be […] → Read More

Steve King jokes about forced sterilization and Muslim concentration camps: ‘Everyone should eat pork’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) may have hit a new low on Tuesday when he joked that Muslims in Chinese concentration camps should be forced to eat pork. According to Paige Godden of Iowa Starting Line, King made the remarks while speaking at a town hall event. Congressman Steve King tries to make a joke about […] → Read More

‘They violated me’: Cops search black pregnant woman for gun after Target reports her over coupon dispute

A pregnant Colorado woman said that she was abused by police after she had a disagreement with Target employees about a coupon. Jazzmin Downs told KUSA that the incident occurred when she tried to use a coupon that she had printed out online. After the clerk refused, Downs asked to speak to the manager but […] → Read More

Indiana man drives SUV into group of anti-fascist protesters: ‘His level of anger was very extreme’

An Indiana man was caught on video driving his SUV into a group of anti-fascist protesters. The Indiana Student Daily reported that the confrontation occurred at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market, where members of Antifa and No Space for Hate were protesting over the inclusion of a vendor with alleged connections to white nationalists. According […] → Read More

‘Go back to your country!’ Subway worker has a racist meltdown — and then tries to blame it on being ‘thirsty’

A Subway worker who police say yelled racial insults and waved a knife at a Muslim customer is blaming his tirade on being “thirsty,” the Sahan Journal reports. Safia Abdullahi and her friend Farhia Abdullahi were reportedly trying to order sandwiches for their children at a Subway attached to a Walmart in Rochester, Minnesota when […] → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Reps Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib hold press conference after ban from Israel

Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) are expected to hold a press conference on Monday after they were banned from Israel due to their support for sanctions. The press conference is schedule to begin at 4 p.m. Watch below. → Read More

‘That is ridiculous’: Andrew Gillum obliterates Santorum for claiming guns aren’t ‘problem’ in mass shootings

CNN contributor Andrew Gillum called conservative pundit Rick Santorum “ridiculous” on Sunday for suggesting that guns are not the problem in mass shootings. During a CNN discussion on gun control, Santorum criticized calls from Democratic candidates for the government to buy back assault-style weapons in addition to banning them. “The truth is something has to […] → Read More