Lukas Mikelionis

Son of former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer dies unexpectedly

The eldest son of former Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer unexpectedly died over the weekend, the family announced on Monday. (AP) The eldest son of former Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer unexpectedly died over the weekend, the family announced on Monday. “Heartbreaking news for me,” Brewer wrote on Twitter, announcing the death of Ronald Brewer, 54. “Prayers for me and my family as we grieve are greatly appreciated.” The exact cause of the son’s death wasn’t clear. The obituary shared by Brewer noted that he died in his sleep on Saturday and emphasized his “adventurous spirit and outgoing personality’ and “beaming smile, sense of humor and giggle.” “He attended private high school in Provo, Utah and graduated valedictorian of his class,” the obituary read. “Ron loved his shoes, which...

Women pose naked in ‘Grab Them By The Ballot’ photo shoot to encourage votes for Democrats

The Democratic Party’s last-minute efforts to retake control in the upcoming midterm elections were reinforced by a group of progressive women posing completely nude in a bid to encourage people to vote for the party. (Facebook/Grab Them By The Ballot) The Democratic Party’s efforts to retake control in the upcoming midterm elections have been reinforced by a group of progressive women posing completely nude in a bid to encourage people to vote for the party. Ten women from Vermont participated in the “Grab Them By The Ballot” shoot titled after President Trump’s infamous “grab them by the p—-” comment that resurfaced during the 2016 presidential election. All of the women – who came in all sizes, races, and sexualities – posed with nothing but a ballot placed on their private parts ...

Andrew Gillum’s Florida Governor bid mired in anti-Semitism accusations, links to radical Palestinian group

Andrew Gillum may be ahead in the polls as he bids to become Florida’s next governor, but the Tallahassee mayor’s association with a radical far-left group associated with Palestinian terrorism has left his campaign mired in allegations of anti-Semitism and could yet prove costly with the state’s 600,000 Jewish voters. Republican opponent Ron DeSantis has repeatedly brought up Gillum’s relationship with Dream Defenders, a Florida-based group that claims to build “powerful, deep, local” organization for “freedom and liberation” in the state, pointing to the anti-Israel activism, including the promotion of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the Jewish state. Despite the accusations of anti-Semitism, Gillum has ignored the growing calls to disavow t...

Trump grapples with foreign, domestic challenges as midterm elections near

President Trump is facing two big tests of his presidency as November’s midterm elections draw closer: the caravan of thousands of Central American migrants and this week’s mysterious bomb threats. The threats pose a challenge to the Trump administration on how to respond without alienating the Republican base or crucial swing voters that may determine the outcome of House, Senate and gubernatorial races across the country. On the caravan issue, where thousands of migrants are marching through Mexico toward the U.S. border, Trump is reportedly considering a sweeping executive order that would block asylum-seekers from entering the country. It would be a decisive measure – resembling the Trump administration’s previous executive orders to curb migration from some Muslim-majority...

2 convicted Democrats seek political office while behind bars

Ron Reynolds, a sitting Texas state representative running for another term behind bars, is expected to be re-elected since nobody is opposing him. (Ron Reynolds) Two Democrats are running for a political office despite being behind bars, with one of them expected to win in Texas and celebrate in jail. Ron Reynolds, a sitting Texas state representative, is running for another term. He is expected to win because nobody is opposing him. He’s a disbarred Missouri City personal injury lawyer convicted in 2015 on multiple misdemeanor charges for illegally soliciting people to his law practice, KPRC-TV reported. He was sentenced to a year in jail but later released on an appellate bond. But last month, the appeal was rejected and Reynolds had to return to jail. Texas State rep. Ron Reynolds The ...

Ocasio-Cortez still uses Uber, other ride-hailing apps, despite blaming them for suicide of yellow cab driver

New York Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has continued to use Uber and other ride-hailing apps – but not New York taxi cabs – despite blaming them for a suicide. Between July and the end of September, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign spent nearly $4,500 on rides with Uber, Lyft, and Juno, according to the receipts submitted to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The latest figures still indicate that she remains unashamed of using the services she criticizes for exploitation and leading people to suicide, despite increasing pressure and accusations of hypocrisy. OCASIO-CORTEZ CLAIMS SOLIDARITY WITH CAB DRIVERS — WHILE CAMPAIGN BUYS RIDES FROM UBER, OTHER ‘ALTERNATIVES,’ FEC DATA SHOW Ocasio-Cortez has frequently attacked ride-hailing apps for what she sees as under...

McCaskill beholden to national Dems, not constituents, on Census citizenship question, GOP’s Hawley says

Josh Hawley, the Missouri Republican looking to unseat U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in November, slammed the Democratic incumbent for opposing the 2020 U.S. Census question inquiring about citizenship status, saying McCaskill wants to give more power to California. “Sen. McCaskill would love to give more representation to California. That’s what will happen,” Hawley, the state attorney general, said in an interview with the Washington Times. He asserted that McCaskill’s aversion to the census question shows she’s beholden to the Democratic Party rather than her constituents in the Show Me State. “Places like California and New York that have greater numbers of illegal immigrants, they are going to end up with more representation, and we’ll lose seats. She is fine with that, though,” he...

Bill Maher attacks Lindsey Graham for defending Kavanaugh, says senator needs ‘his dead boyfriend’ John McCain

HBO’s Bill Maher lashed out at Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday for his defense of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying the South Carolina Republican was missing “the stabilizing influence of his dead boyfriend,” meaning the late Sen. John McCain. Maher, host of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” took shots at Graham multiple times — for example, saying in his opening monologue that the senator was “familiar” with the “back door.” “The fact that Trump can either find people like him or make him … Lindsey Graham needs the stabilizing influence of his dead boyfriend,” Maher said later, in reference to McCain, who died Aug. 25 at age 81. Maher went on to decry Graham’s fiery support for Kavanaugh as a “performance” and that he may be eyeing on a cabinet position within the Trump adminis...

Senate Dem hopeful Kyrsten Sinema challenged over details of homeless upbringing

A Senate Democratic hopeful in Arizona may have embellished her homeless upbringing, according to a new report that dug into a key part of her personal narrative.  Kyrsten Sinema, a congresswoman who’s running against Republican Martha McSally in one of the highest-profile midterm races, came under fire after her repeated claims that she was homeless and lived in an abandoned gas station in Florida with no running water or electricity were called into question. The New York Times obtained court records detailing her parents’ payments for an electric, phone and gas bill while they were living in the abandoned gas station – contradicting some aspects of her story.  The records were part of her parents’ divorce case, in which Sinema’s mother and her stepfather revealed their monthly payments ...

Anti-Kavanaugh voices Hirono, Feinstein took campaign cash from Dem colleague who admitted hitting his wife

Sen. Mazie Hirono tells men to ‘shut up and step up’ Speaking at a press conference Tuesday evening, Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono urges men to ‘do the right thing’ amid allegations of misconduct against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, who told men to “just shut up and step up” in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, might have some explaining to do about her campaign cash. Data show that Hawaii’s Hirono has taken money from a fellow Democrat who has admitted hitting his wife. U.S. Sen. Tom Carper’s First State PAC donated $1,000 to Hirono’s political campaign in June, despite the Delaware lawmaker’s confession of abuse. Delaware Sen. Tom Carp...

Keith Ellison domestic violence accuser posts 2017 medical document identifying Democrat as abuser

The woman who accused U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., of domestic abuse released on Wednesday what appeared to be a medical document from 2017 detailing the abuse allegedly caused by the congressman. Karen Monahan, an ex-girlfriend of Ellison, published the document on social media just days after saying the Democratic Party “smeared” her and threatened to isolate her over her allegations against the deputy of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). A doctor wrote in the medical document that Monahan “states that she was in a very stressful environment for years, emotional and physical abuse by a partner with whom she is now separated. “She identifies the individual she was involved with as Congressman Ellison, and she is worried about retribution if she identifies him publicly,” the do...

Elizabeth Warren slammed over editing of Kavanaugh video

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, drew criticism Tuesday after sharing a clip of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh discussing his days at Georgetown Preparatory School. The editing of the clip seemed designed to fuel the fire over the sexual misconduct allegations against the judge. In the short video posted on Warren’s Twitter page, Kavanaugh is heard speaking at Columbus Law School at the Catholic University of America in 2015 about his school years. “But fortunately we had a good saying that we’ve held firm to, to this day,” Kavanaugh says in the video. “As the dean was reminding me before the talk, which is ‘What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep.’ That’s been a good thing for all of us, I think.” Warren quickly jumped to denounce Kavanaugh’s comments, wh...