As Saudi Arabia Burns, Pompeo Blames Iranand Trump Makes a Lame Claim About Killing Bin Ladens Son

On Saturday morning, even as Saudi oil facilities blazed from an unprecedented drone attack, world markets braced for a huge surge in prices and the prospects of war with Iran loomed large on the smoke-filled horizon, the White House, weirdly, veritable swarm. Years ago, former CIA operative Robert Baer called Abqaiq the Godzilla of oil-processing facilities and warned that a moderate-to-severe attack would slow average production by about 5 million barrels a day, equal to about a quarter of the daily consumption in the ever-thirsty United States. As a result of the drone attack Saturday morning, Saudis have indeed detailed report to the United Nations Security Council at the end of August made it perfectly clear that North Koreas development …

Anti-Boris Rebels Show GOP How to Save a Democracy

The first and most obvious question is whether it even occurred to Donald Trump that his planned he now owned the tallest building in lower Manhattan. As the days went on and the media coverage only intensified, he no doubt came to resent the existence of such a major news event that was not about Trump. And from Republicans, the usual crickets. Here was Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt on Meet the Press Sunday morning when Chuck Todd asked him what he thought about Trump inviting the Taliban onto American soil, smiling, if you can believe it, as he spoke: By the time I knew they were going to be stepping foot, they werent stepping foot, so I didnt have …

Republicans Look to Punish Chinese Leaders Over Hong Kong Crackdown

President Donald Trump began to amass outside Hong Kong. Since Day One of this administration, China has been a national security concern. The protests in Hong Kong are just another example of why we should be focusing our attention on finding ways to push back against Beijing, said one senior administration official. Weve been taking other routes to confront China, especially economically. This would be another step in the game plan. The draft legislation is in a lot of ways going to look like some of the sanctions we implemented with Russia. Republicans in the Senate and the House of Representatives are in the midst of drafting legislation, after consulting with senior officials in the ranks of the departments of …

SoulCycle Shudders as Stephen Ross Pays Off Donald Trump

SoulCycle is a dance rave, an athleisure fashion show, and a cult. Its where Michelle Obama went to become her when she was in the White House. It costs $34 per half-hour session, and thats just for the cycle. The soul part is extra. Along with its parent company, Equinox, SoulCycle advertises itself as LGBTQ-friendly and attracts an urban, young, and celebrity crowd. When some devotees found out that Stephen Ross, who owns the firm that owns Equinox, was throwing a six-figure-ticket fundraiser for Donald Trump on Fridaya high price even for the Hamptonsword went out to quit in protest. Im in, although its an asymmetrical fight bound to hurt the thighs of those who follow celebrities out the door …

Trump Phones Putin to Own the Libs

The big news breaking on Friday afternoon was that President Donald Trump had a long talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin about various things, including what Trump described in a New York Times noted, this was the first conversation since the release of the special counsels report, which found that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion. Thats an interesting piece of trivia, but is it really newsworthy or surprising that Trump would phone the president of Russia? I mean, they were bound to talk, eventually. Is he now never supposed to call the Russian leader, again? Granted, the fact that a phone call happened might not have been terribly newsworthy, in and …