Thanks to White Privilege, Rand Paul’s “Belligerent” Son Gets Pass for 3rd DUI

Rand Paul son William Paul DUI

Thanks to White Privilege, Rand Paul’s “Belligerent” Son Gets Pass for 3rd DUI

Rand Paul’s son, William Paul, cited for DUI

Thanks to affluenza, William Paul, the oldest son of GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, gets a pass for another drunk driving incident.

William Hilton Paul, 22, was given a citation (slap on the wrist) after being pulled over on Sunday after he crashed in the back of an unoccupied parked car in Lexington, Kentucky, the police said. That’s despite having “bloodshot, watery eyes” and behaving in a “belligerent way.”

Paul was treated at the University of Kentucky hospital for minor injuries to his face. He also failed a field sobriety test, Lex18.com reported. He also refused blood and breathalyzer tests at the hospital.

This is William Paul’s third alcohol related offense. He had two run-ins with the police prior to turning 21 in 2013.

He was cited for possession of alcohol by a minor by the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control while drinking at a racetrack in October, 2013.

Paul was charged with assaulting a female flight attendant, underage consumption, disorderly conduct, and being intoxicated and disruptive while traveling in January 2013.  The charges were dropped after he completed alcohol education classes and community service.

The right wing is silent. Can you imagine if that had been Sasha or Malia Obama? They would have blasted President Obama and his wife. It’s funny that Rand Paul is throwing the kitchen sink at Hillary Clinton, whose daughter has never been involved in untoward behavior. It seems that Mrs. Clinton is the least of his worries….

Let’s make this about race and privilege–had this been a black or Hispanic male, the outcome would have been very different. William Paul escaped punishment because of white privilege and his father’s name.

[Photo credit:  Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office]

Michele Bachmann: President Obama Bringing World to “End Times”

Michele Bachmann: President Obama Bringing World to "End Times"

Michele Bachmann: President Obama Bringing World to “End Times” (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said President Obama is intent on bringing the world to “end times,” TPM reports.

Michele Bachmann: “We need to cry out to a Holy God. This is coming faster than anyone can see. Barack Obama is intent, it is his number one goal, to ensure that Iran has a nuclear weapon. Why? Why would you put the nuclear weapon in the hands of madmen who are Islamic radicals?”

Senate Finally Ready to Set Up Vote to Confirm Loretta Lynch as AG

Senate Finally Ready to Set Up Vote to Confirm Loretta Lynch as AG

Senate Finally Ready to Set Up Vote to Confirm Loretta Lynch as AG

U.S. Senate leaders have announced a deal has been reached on a long-stalled human trafficking bill. This sets up a vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general later this week, The Hill reports.

Pressure has been building on Republicans for weeks to move Lynch, who has been waiting for a floor vote 54 days since passing out the Senate Judiciary Committee.

A senior Democratic aide said the precise timing for Lynch will depend on how many amendments rank-and-file Republicans want to vote on related to the trafficking bill.

“They have to keep their amendments down,” the aide said of the prospect of Republicans voting on Lynch by Wednesday.

Five Republicans have voiced their support for Lynch, who would become the first African-American woman to serve as attorney general, giving her 51 votes, just enough, to win confirmation.

She would become the nation’s 83rd attorney general.

Martin O’Malley Slams GOP Economic Theories as “Patently Bullsh*t”

Martin O'Malley

Martin O’Malley Slams GOP Economic Policies, Hillary Clinton Progressive Evolution

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley dissed the Republicans during an interview with NPR on Monday, basically calling their trickle-down economic policies “bullsh*t.”

O’Malley also went after Hillary Clinton over her progressive evolution. Even though he’s trailing her in the polls right now, he will bring it during the primary season, if he chooses to run. O’Malley hasn’t strayed from his progressive views, while Hillary Clinton has changed her stance on certain issues.

But he had more choice words for the Republicans than his potential rival. He railed against the GOP’s economic policies:

“The Republican Party is doubling down on this trickle-down theory that says thou shalt concentrate wealth at the very top of our society. Thou shalt remove regulation from wherever you find it, even on Wall Street. And thou shalt keep wages low for American workers so that we can be more competitive. We have a different theory. Our theory as Democrats and as the longer arc of our story as Americans is that we believe that a stronger middle class is actually the cause of economic growth. What ails our economy right now is 12 years of stagnant or declining wages, and we need to fix this.”

O’Malley kept going….He slammed the GOP’s attacks on the tax code and regulations as “patently bullsh*t.”

“Our tax code’s been turned into Swiss cheese. And certainly the concentrated wealth and accumulated power and the systematic deregulation of Wall Street has led to this situation where the economy isn’t working for most of us. All of that is true. But it is not true that regulation holds poor people down or regulation keeps middle class from advancing. That’s kind of patently bullshit.”

Here’s the full transcript of Martin O’Malley’s interview.

O’Malley’s attacks may be the least of Clinton’s worries since a new book is set to drop about Clinton Cash. It may not derail her presidential aspirations. Well, that depends on where you stand on the issue.  Here’s more from Vox:

That’s become increasingly evident over the last few days, as Newsweek broke a story alleging that top foundation benefactor Victor Pinchuk’s company has engaged in trade with Iran and the New York Times reporting that a forthcoming book by Peter Schweizer argues that U.S. policy decisions coincided with contributions to the foundation from foreign entities.

But the Clintons’ critics see it as proof of the fundamental corruption that follows two lifelong politicians. The foundation rakes in money from wealthy individuals, corporations, and even foreign countries, many of which have business before a federal government that Hillary Clinton wants to run. Because they’re giving money to a charity, the contributions have a “cleaner” feel to them than campaign checks. But they’re a form of access to the Clintons all the same. Oh, and all that money pays for the creature comforts of the Clintons and their inner circle.

Let’s see how much the White House means to the Clintons and whether they will distance themselves from the foundation. I wouldn’t count Hillary Clinton out over a book.

Jeb Bush Urges Republicans to Confirm Loretta Lynch and Stop Being Partisan

Jeb Bush Urges Republicans to Confirm Loretta Lynch and Stop Being Partisan

Jeb Bush Urges Republicans to Confirm Loretta Lynch and Stop Being Partisan (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Jeb Bush backs Loretta Lynch for next attorney general

GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is urging Senate Republicans to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general, Politico reports.

Bush endorsed Lynch on Thursday. “I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said during a “Politics and Pie” forum New Hampshire. He said the longer they take to confirm Lynch, the longer Eric Holder will remain in the position.

Bush added, “If someone is supportive of the president’s policies, whether you agree with them or not, there should be some deference to the executive. It should not always be partisan.”

Hillary Clinton Outlines Presidential Campaign Platform During Iowa Event

Hillary Clinton Outlines Presidential Campaign Platform During Iowa Event

Hillary Clinton Outlines Presidential Campaign Platform During Iowa Event

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlined the four pillars of her presidential campaign at an event in Iowa:  economy, strengthening communities and families, fix politica system and protect the nation.

Clinton is in her wheelhouse in a small setting, engaging and talking with her audience. The Republican presidential candidates had better take note. She’s no slouch and this setting helped get her elected as a senator.

Mrs. Clinton talked about her parents and how they helped her achieve greatness. She also talked about her tireless work for children and the poor.

She paid props to community colleges saying a lot of innovation came from that learning environment. She said she is thrilled to be starting her presidential campaign at a community college in Iowa. She said we have to “listen to each other again.” “Work with each other again” and put the partisan stuff aside.

President Barack Obama: “It is a Great Pleasure to Visit Jamaica”

President Obama: "Great Pleasure to Visit Jamaica"

President Obama: “Great Pleasure to Visit Jamaica” (Photo Credit: Twitter via @JISNews)

President Obama in Jamaica

President Obama, who is on a two day visit to Jamaica, wishes for the deep relationship between the island and the U.S. will remain for generations. He arrived in Jamaica on April 8 ahead of his trip to Panama for the Seventh Summit of the Americas.

Obama wrote in the Official Guest Book at Jamaica House: “It is a great pleasure to visit Jamaica, known for its beauty and the extraordinary spirit of its people. May the deep and abiding friendship between our nations continue for generations to come.”

Of course, the only thing the American media took from his comments was that he wrote the wrong date. Unbelievable.

President Obama has a full slate of activities planned for Thursday before he departs to Panama. He will attend a CARICOM-US Summit at the University of the West Indies (UWI), a Youth Forum, also at UWI and a wreath-laying ceremony at National Heroes Park.

Hubris: Dick Cheney Takes On President Obama in New Book

Hubris: Dick Cheney Takes On President Obama in New Book

Hubris: Dick Cheney Takes On President Obama in New Book (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey/Flickr)

Dick Cheney, the least credible person in the U.S. is set to take on President Obama in a new book, entitled “Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America.” His daughter, Liz Cheney, who couldn’t even win a senatorial seat, is the co-author.

According to the Associated Press, the book “contends that Obama has abandoned a decades-long tradition of American global leadership.”

Sen. Claire McCaskill Tweets Duke Players “Just Doing Semester Tryout for NBA”

Sen. Claire McCaskill Tweets Duke Players "Just Doing Semester Tryout for NBA"

Sen. Claire McCaskill Tweets Duke Players “Just Doing Semester Tryout for NBA” (Photo Credit: Twitter via @clairemccaskill)

Sen. Claire McCaskill Duke tweet

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sent a controversial tweet mocking Duke University winning the NCAA basketball championship, saying she was “rooting for team who had stars that are actually going to college and not just doing semester tryout for NBA.”

She later followed up with another tweet once the backlash started;

Here’s the reaction on Twitter to Claire McCaskill’s tweets:

Obama Family Attends Easter Service at Historic Alfred Street Baptist Church

Obama Family Attends Easter Service at Historic Alfred Street Baptist Church

Obama Family Attends Easter Service at Historic Alfred Street Baptist Church (Photo Credit: White House/Pete Souza)

President Obama, along with wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia, attended Easter service at the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va.

Rev. Dr. Howard John Wesley told the congregation, “How fitting that on the day that we celebrate the rising of our Lord and Savior, we also welcome our sitting president.”

He jokingly added, “This is not selfie time.” “Let the brother worship in the house of God.”

President Obama’s wishes for Easter and Passover:

First Lady Michelle Obama’s tweet: