The U.S. government announced charges on Thursday against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, making him the first publisher in modern American history to be charged for revealing government secrets under the 1917 Espionage Act. Press freedom advocates immediately warned that the charges amount to an open assault on…
As I always suspected, Lana del Rey is a comrade. Excerpts of Moby’s memoir of owns continue to trickle out, and today’s nugget includes Lana telling Moby he’s “the man,” meaning the establishment, i.e. “the person they guillotine in the revolution.” The revolution will have dark SoCal vibes, hell yeah!!
Rahm Emanuel, fresh off his disastrous tenure as mayor of Chicago, wasn’t left wanting for work long: He’s now a blogger at The Atlantic and, the Daily Beast reported on Tuesday, he’s scored a plush contributor gig at ABC News, just two days after he left office.
In a finale that can best be described as going out with a muffled sigh, Game of Thrones heaved its way across the finish line last night. And it ended with a handful of twists that everyone hated! Let’s mount this dragon, shall we?
In a speech on Saturday, Bernie Sanders will call for a ban on for-profit charter schools, with a promise to stop funneling public money to the schools, CNN reported on Friday, citing a senior Sanders campaign official. It will make him the first 2020 Dem to call for such a ban—and serve as an attack on Trump.
The shouty voices of Fox News aren’t known for temperate opinions, so it was only a matter of time before someone compared the manufactured crisis at the border to 9/11. Today’s the day!
Chelsea Manning can’t catch a single break. After just a week of freedom—she was jailed for 62 days for refusing to testify to a grand jury about Wikileaks—a federal judge today order her back into custody for contempt. According to BuzzFeed, she told the judge she would rather “starve to death” than cooperate.
Oh look, the space pirates senator had dinner with the virulently anti-LGBTQ Brazilian fascist. I’m sure they had a LOT to talk about!
Congrats to Robert Mnuchin, father of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, for dropping more than $90 million on this work, Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, last night. That set a new record at auction for a work by a living artist. It’s also a very shiny reminder that even with all the money in the world, you can’t buy good taste.
Lawyers for President Trump pushed the bizarre argument in federal court on Tuesday that Congress has only narrow powers to investigate presidents. Per USA Today, when the judge pushed back, Trump’s lawyers reportedly said even the Watergate probe might not have been kosher.
It wasn’t looking so good there for a minute, but Elizabeth Warren stuck the landing with her latest Game of Thrones take—offering up a rallying cry we can all get behind.
Donald Trump, like most children, is interested in space travel. Specifically, he’s started voicing a desire for another American mission to the moon and then to Mars.
According to NBC News, new data shows TONS of kids born in 2018 were given Game of Thrones names. (Arya is the favorite with 2545, followed by Tyrion, 58, and Brienne, 33.) Pour one out for seven Samwells (future cowards) and 14 Theons (bad guys—as a Thrones knower I will not accept debate on this topic).
The only political news today (not kidding): The O’Rourke family turtle, once lost, is now found. More good news: The family dog, suspect in his disappearance, has been FULLY EXONERATED. Get a little GPS tracker on that little guy!!
In a Politico piece today ominously headlined “What We Found in the Archives of Bernie Sanders’s Long-Lost TV show,” the website examined—and digitized, for the first time—episodes of “Bernie Speaks with the Community,” a cable-access show Sanders made between 1986 and 1988, back when he was mayor of Burlington, VT.
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, known for our purposes here as The Mueller Report, is set to debut as a no. 1 New York Times bestseller on not one but two lists coming May 12, Axios reported on Thursday.