Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.

Timothy Mellon is the Wyoming-based grandson of banking tycoon Andrew Mellon. He is responsible for nearly 98% of the donations to Texas’ border wall fund. An out-of-state billionaire who has previously bankrolled attempts to defend controversial immigration laws is responsible for nearly all the donations to Gov. Greg Abbott’s $54 million border wall fund. A member of oneContinue reading “Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.”

Undercover GOP operatives trained by former spies infiltrated liberal groups to try and compromise them from the inside, report says

GOP operatives trained by ex-spies embedded themselves in Democratic operations across the West, NYT reported. The operation was spearheaded by a hardline Trump ally and a former British spy. It highlights the GOP’s push to dominate national politics by taking over at the state and local level. An ultrawealthy Republican donor and a former BritishContinue reading “Undercover GOP operatives trained by former spies infiltrated liberal groups to try and compromise them from the inside, report says”

‘Surreal’ and ‘Distressing’: Climate Experts’ Predictions Come True With US Heatwave

“The current heatwave and drought leave no doubt, we are living the dangerous effects of the climate crisis.” As what the National Weather Service described as “dangerous and record-breaking heat” affects 50 million people across the Western United States even before the first day of summer, climate experts and activists are using the hot conditions to reiterate warningsContinue reading “‘Surreal’ and ‘Distressing’: Climate Experts’ Predictions Come True With US Heatwave”

No. 3 Senate Republican John Barrasso vows to make Biden a ‘one-half-term president’

The No. 3 Senate Republican, John Barrasso of Wyoming, told a group of voters that he wants to make President Joe Biden a “one-half-term president.” “Mitch McConnell’s come under a lot of criticism for saying, at one point, he wanted to make sure that Barack Obama was a one-term president,” Barrasso said last Thursday atContinue reading “No. 3 Senate Republican John Barrasso vows to make Biden a ‘one-half-term president’”

Liz Cheney won’t link Trump’s election lies to restrictive Republican voting laws

Representative insists measures on voter ID and more needed Georgia, Texas, Florida lead states passing restrictive measures The Republican pariah Liz Cheney has repeatedly refused to admit a link between Donald Trump’s lies about voter fraud and restrictive voting laws being introduced in Republican states, telling an interviewer on Sunday night she will “never understand the resistanceContinue reading “Liz Cheney won’t link Trump’s election lies to restrictive Republican voting laws”

Donald Trump Jr.’s Bid To Oust Liz Cheney Rejected By Wyoming Senate

The state senate of Wyoming has rejected a bill pushed by Donald Trump Jr. that would increase pressure on Rep. Liz Cheney. Cheney has been a target of the alt-right since speaking against President Donald Trump during his impeachment proceedings, which has his son making rounds to cut off her chances of reelection, CNN noted. The billContinue reading “Donald Trump Jr.’s Bid To Oust Liz Cheney Rejected By Wyoming Senate”

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