Stormy Daniels’s former attorney is a hyper-aggressive narcissist with shadows in his past—which made him a perfect adversary for Donald Trump. For a few months, the #Resistance hero even thought he could be president. Then the past caught up with...
Alex Thompson“One such client was a paraplegic man who had reached a $4 mil agreement to settle a case related to his injuries but had not received the $. Avenatti allegedly deposited some of the settlement into a personal account associated with his car-racing team.”
The Sackler family is facing numerous lawsuits alleging fraudulent and negligent behavior that exacerbated the opioid crisis.
Alex ThompsonNEW: Warren will be donating campaign $ from Sackler family to charity. In a new Medium post laying out her updated opioid plan, she calls for imprisoning families like the Sacklers for their role in the addiction epidemic.
Clinton veterans say the attacks on Hunter Biden are giving them painful flashbacks to 2016.
Alex Thompson‘Lock her up’ redux? Biden’s son becomes the right’s new target w/ pushes for the DoJ to open an investigation that could ensnare the former VP. Clinton vets say it's a re-run of the 2016 playbook. My latest w/ assists from @SchreckReports + @MarcACaputo
TIPTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa voters sent a record number of women to the Legislature during last year's midterms. Women won two of the state's most competitive U.S. House races, and a woman was...
Alex Thompson“Across Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina...dozens of women told the AP that they are worried about whether the country was ready to elect a woman as president.” From @ajjaffe@hunterwoodhall and @jpaceDC
The year 2008 was a reckoning. While millions of Americans lost their livelihoods to Wall Street’s greed, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lost her dad to lung cancer,…
Alex Thompson.@ewarren writes up @AOC’s Time 100. “She reminds all of us that even while greed and corruption slow our progress, even while armies of lobbyists swarm Washington, in our democracy, true power still rests with the people. And she’s just getting started”
Anne Bradley has been with Gillibrand since 2007 and had been planning to retire later this year.
Alex ThompsonScoop: Gillibrand's longtime deputy chief of staff Anne Bradley to leave next month amid questions over last summer's sexual harassment investigation, according to someone familiar with her plans.
Alex Thompsonthe move comes after CNN's @merica and @SunlenSerfaty reported last week that the office restructured Bradley's role to no longer handle such investigations. Bradley was set to retire later this year but moved up her plans.
Gillibrand said that the investigation was “thorough and professional.”
Alex Thompson“thorough and professional,” “thorough and complete,” “professional and thorough,” and also done “thoroughly and appropriately.” Gillibrand defended her office's investigation on Monday evening.
Alex Thompson“When I had the courage to speak up about my harasser, I was belittled by her office and treated like an inconvenience,” the woman said of Gillibrand in an interview. “She kept a harasser on her staff until it proved politically untenable for her to do so”
The former Texas congressman seems unwilling to place himself on his party’s conventional political spectrum.
Alex ThompsonBeto's Dad had an interesting political journey: "He co-chaired Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign in Texas in 1984 and 1988 before abandoning the Democratic Party to run for Congress as a Republican in 1992." lots of great reporting from @davidsiders
They want more justices in order to dilute the conservative majority.
Alex ThompsonNEW: progressive activists are teaming up to push 2020 Dems to commit to packing SCOTUS. "we strongly believe that reforming the Court — especially by expanding it — is the cornerstone for re-building American democracy,” said @brianefallon.
Critics argue the democratic socialist can't possibly win a general election. His aides counter he could upend the electoral map.
Alex Thompson"Some in the Sanders camp envision possibly making a play for Iowa, Ohio, and Indiana, as well as states such as Kansas, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Montana" from @hollyotterbein
Democrats are rushing into the presidential race, but the two-term governor has said that he probably won’t make any public announcements until this spring
Alex ThompsonScoop: MT Governor Steve Bullock headed to Iowa at the end of the week as he steps toward a WH run. State AG Tom Miller (who just won his 10th term) will escort him at all his events.
“Four years ago I fell short in my role preventing sexual harassment,” the Montana governor wrote.
Alex ThompsonNEW: Montana Gov. apologizes for the handling of the sexual harassment allegations against former top aide Kevin O’Brien who was later dismissed by de Blasio in 2018. “I was wrong and naïve to think I did enough.”
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock delivers his final state of the state speech with digs at Washington and plaudits from state GOP lawmakers.
Alex ThompsonNEW from Montana: potential 2020er Gov. Bullock often talks about his ability to get stuff done in a red state. So I asked the Republican legislators what they thought of him running for potus. “I’d go so far as to say he wouldn’t suck.”