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Mr. Scott is a political junkie, and animal lover. He is also a U.S. Army veteran, career law enforcement executive, and university professor. In addition he happens to own MadMikesAmerica which means he can write anything he wants, and often does.

Michigan Republican: No Worries-God Will Make Climate Change Go Away

God is the go-to guy, at least that's what religious ideologue Tim Walberg believes. The Michigan Republican is convinced that only God can make climate change go away.…

Loony Kentucky Governor Wants Prayer Patrols To ‘Pray’ Crime Away

The Republican Governor of Kentucky, Matt Bevin, has a solution to crime in his capital city: “Volunteer patrols that will not report or stop criminal activity, but pray it away.”…

How James Comey Became Lyndon Johnson

  by Burr Deming It was a bitter day for the better angels of our national nature when Richard Nixon became President Nixon. It was worse, in many respects, than…

Be Warned, Donald Trump: Ghosts Are Everywhere

by Michael Winship “The damned place is haunted, sure as shootin.'” President Harry Truman wrote that to his wife Bess in 1946. He was talking about the White House. “You…

Disillusioned Trump Voters ‘Stunned’ By Devastating Budget Cuts

A mere 129 days into Donald Trump’s presidency, stories about his already-disillusioned voters seem almost cliche. But with a POLITICO report about how hard the president’s new budget will hit…

Trump Defends Kushner After Russia Links Revealed

President Trump came to the defense of his son-in-law and key adviser Jared Kushner on Sunday, after allegations that he tried to establish a backchannel communication line with the Kremlin.…

Hillary Clinton cleared of Benghazi lawsuit brought by victims’ parents

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by relatives of two Americans killed during the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya. Mrs.…

Two killed on Portland train after ‘defending Muslims’

Two men have been stabbed to death after they tried to intervene when a man yelled racial slurs at two Muslim women on a light-rail train in Portland, Oregon, US…

John Boehner: Trump ‘has been a complete disaster’

Former House speaker John Boehner said everything President Trump has done so far in office, with the exception of foreign policy and health care, has “been a complete disaster.” Mr.…

Jon Ossoff Pulling Away From Karen Handel In Georgia Special Election

Democrat Jon Ossoff has taken a 7-point lead over Republican Karen Handel in the special election for Georgia’s 6th congressional district representative. Ossoff’s internal polling three weeks ago showed him…

Nicole Wallace: There’s A ‘Direct Line’ Between Trump And Attacks On Reporters

Remember Nicole Wallace? She used to be George Bush's press secretary, but no more, and certainly no defender of all things Republican, at least since the advent of Donald…

Billy Bush Opens Up About Trump “grab ’em by the pussy” Tape

You remember Billy Bush? Well, the Trump sycophant has been doing a lot of soul-searching in the months since the release of the infamous Access Hollywood Donald Trump tape…

Scientists Are Bringing Back Extinct Species

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. De-extinction–the science of reviving species that have been lost–has moved from the realm of science-fiction to something that is now nearly feasible. Some…

TIME: Russia’s War On America Via Social Media

TIME magazine has released a stunningly detailed piece about how Russia used social media to attack Hillary Clinton: For many Americans, Russian hacking remains a story about the 2016 election.…