Pope Francis met with Jesuit Father Jon Sobrino this week, the liberation theologian who had previously been censured by the Vatican for the theological “imprecisions and errors” in his writings, and thanked him for his “witness.”
During an interview broadcast on Thursday’s edition of CNN’s “AC360,” former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina reacted to President Trump’s “horseface” tweet about Stormy Daniels by saying that such insults diminish the presidency and that Daniels, her attorney Michael Avenatti, and Trump are “all birds of a feather. They’re all in show business.” Fiorina said, “There’s no doubt that the office of the presidency is diminished when the occupant engages in this kind of insult over Twitter. On the other hand, when I think about the people involved here, Stormy Daniels, her lawyer, Donald Trump, I honestly think they’re all birds of a feather. They’re all in show business. And so, while she’s talking about his private parts, he’s talking about her face, and they’re all getting a lot of publicity.” Fiorina later added that while rhetoric is important, “we also need to focus on the startling reality that we’re not making much progress in terms of toxic work cultures or the abuse of women or the underrepresentation of women and people of color in positions of impact and influence.” She concluded that it is unfortunate that women’s issues have become politicized and that female conservatives shouldn’t be criticized for failing to
During a hearing on Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth accused State Department officials of signing “clearly false” affidavits meant to thwart legal investigations into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In a Washington Post opinion piece, University of Chicago law professor Aziz Huq outlines ways in which Democrats can remove Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh without the trouble of impeachment.
Thursday on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” former Bush and McCain campaign strategist Steve Schmidt compared slavery to the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy, which is blamed for children being separated from parents after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Schmidt said, “This is a deliberate strategy of incitement. In American politics, our leaders used to go out and try to persuade the American people that their side was perhaps a little bit more correct than the other side. There’s never been a gentle period of American politics, but what we’re seeing here is something new, particularly from our president. He uses lying at mass rallies to scapegoat minority populations. He alleges conspiracies. He creates a sense of mass victimization and then positions himself as the avenger on behalf of the victims, defending them from the invading hoard of migrants coming from the south, approaching the border. This is all BS of the first order.” He continued, “When you see Newt Gingrich up there, one of the most singularly pernicious forces in the history of American politics, a man who, more than any other, has wrecked the collegiality, the comedy, who began and begat this era of partisan warfare. When you see his
The Democratic representative answered questions during a town hall in McAllen, Texas.