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Leader Pelosi: I Believe Conyers' Accuser

Last Monday,  BuzzFeed broke the news that Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan) settled with a former employee who accused him of sexual harassment . Per congressional practice, this settlement was paid using taxpayer funds. Now, amid massive public backlash against Conyers, who has served in Congress since 1965, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi publicly declared that she believes his one of his several accusers. Nancy Pelosi, right, and John Conyers, left After the report that the 27-term congressman had settled a misconduct claim, another accuser, Melanie Sloan, publicly came out against him. A report published by CNN reads, Sloan came forward with allegations against Conyers from her time working on Capitol Hill in the 1990s, including one instance where she recalled being called to Conyers' office to find him wearing only his underwear.   Sloan told The Washington Post that Conyers "routinely yelled at and berated her" during her time working for the congressman,

Brazile, Warren: Clinton Rigged Primary Election

On Thursday, POLITICO published an explosive article written by Donna Brazile  that outlined the collusion between the Clinton camp and the DNC. Brazile is a lifetime political operative who most recently served as the interim DNC chair. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was the campaign manager for Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign. She took over the DNC after Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida) resigned from the post in disgrace on July 28, 2016. Donna Brazile In the article that was posted on Thursday, Brazile outlined how shocked she was at the DNC's financial situation upon taking the helm: Obama left the party $24 million in debt—$15 million in bank debt and more than $8 million owed to vendors after the 2012 campaign—and had been paying that off very slowly. Obama’s campaign was not scheduled to pay it off until 2016. For Brazile, the fact that the DNC was bankrupt was less significant than how they brought themselves ever-so-slightly

Democrats Increasingly Repulsed by Northam

Ralph Northam, who currently serves as Terry McAuliffe's lieutenant governor, is the Democratic Party's nominee for governor of Virginia. While Northam has always maintained a lead in the polls, he is running against a formidable opponent: Ed Gillespie, the former chairman of the RNC. When Gillespie ran for U.S. Senate from Virginia in 2014, he was behind by double digits in the polls   and he lacked extensive funding. However, he still managed to come within a point of defeating incumbent Democrat Mark Warner. Now, Gillespie enjoys widespread support from the Republican Party financially and otherwise. As a result, Gillespie has a real shot of victory . Some polls show him ahead, and the RCP average shows him behind by only 3.6 points. Even this average is a poor indicator of how strongly Gillespie is doing, for it includes a Quinnipiac poll that is practically an outlier. For the Democrats, the problem with Northam is two-pronged. Firstly, Ralph Northam is no

Papadopoulos Indictment Disproves the Collusion Story

On Monday morning, it was revealed that Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were charged by a grand jury with money laundering and conspiracy, significant-sounding offenses that the media has pounded into the generally consciousness. However, the crimes that Manafort and Gates allegedly committed supposedly occurred between 2005 and 2012. The charges are completely unrelated to the Trump campaign, and as The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board stated, “[T]he main charge against Donald Trump is poor judgment for hiring [Manafort].” However, the news concerning George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, is much more damning on the surface than the Manafort indictment. George Papadopoulos Papadopoulos, a 30-year-old who pled guilty to lying to the FBI in early October, told investigators that he met with Russian nationals prior to joining the Trump campaign. However, he had spoken with a Russian professor and a woman purporting to be Vladimir Putin’s niece shortl