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Why They Speak Out: What Sexual Assault Survivors Risk When Going Public In light of the sexual assault accusation against Brett Kavanaugh, Jennie Willoughby, ex-wife of Rob Porter, explains why she came forward with abuse allegations against her ex-husband.  Kavanaugh Confirmation: What Happens Next? A Senate hearing over an allegation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh is still up in the air. As we approach the Monday deadline, The Takeaway breaks down what to expect. In Accusations Against Brett Kavanaugh, Echoes of Anita Hill Hearings Former Senator Dennis DeConcini, the only Democrat on the Judiciary Committee to vote for Clarence Thomas,... [Read More]
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Donald Trump had defended a lot of accused rapists and abusers. On The Beat Thursday, MSNBC's Ari Melber ran a supercut of Trump defending accused child molester Roy Moore, accused wife-batterer Rob Porter and accused sexual harasser Roger Ailes. The latest =, of course, is Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who stands accused of a violent attempted rape. "Donald Trump has a long history of defending men accused in thee circumstances and shifting blame to …... [Read More]
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Following on the heels of his Wednesday show peddling falsehoods and conspiracy theories regarding the sexual misconduct claim against Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, MSNBC's Hardball host Chris Matthews doubled down for Thursday's edition plus took the gross step of ranking the Kavanaugh claim as worse than the spousal abuse alleged by Rob Porter and the alleged... [Read More]
Wilfredo Lee/AP Ron DeSantis desperately wants you to know he plans to be the Donald Trump of the Sunshine State. The Florida GOP gubernatorial nominee even released a campaign ad in July that featured his wife declaring, "People say Ron is all Trump, but he's so much more," as we saw DeSantis and his daughter playing with building blocks and DeSantis encouraging her to "build the wall!" It's always touching to see a father teach his daughter to fear immigrants so much that he's convincing her that we need to build a massive monument to white supremacy on... [Read More]
The GOP Controlled Majority in the US Congress and the Republican President Trump are refusing to demand the FBI re-open the FBI Criminal Background... [Read More]
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Wednesday afternoon's MSNBC Live illustrated where the left stood on the Brett Kavanaugh fiasco as host Katy Tur aired a video mash-up comparing Kavanaugh to other men such as the late Roger Ailes, Corey Lewandowski, Roy Moore, and Rob Porter because they too were firmly defended by President Trump as they faced their own allegations of sexual impropriety. In reality, Tur's... [Read More]
 Bob Woodward's book "Fear" — which might better have been called, Hunter Thompson-style, "Fear and Loathing in the White House" — is filled with revealing anecdotes that have gotten overlooked amid the incessant rounds of TV interviews and cable news panels.One of my favorites comes from the early days of John Kelly's White House tenure, as the new chief of staff briefly labored under the illusion that he could tame the erratic president.In August 2017, Kelly and soon-to-be-disgraced staff secretary Rob Porter concocted a system under which all presidential actions required not only a meeting but also a "decision... [Read More]
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