Michael D'Antonio is the author of the book "Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success" and co-author, with Peter Eisner, of the book "The Shadow President, The Truth About Mike Pence." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN) With so many Trump-related books already on the shelf, publishing houses have reached the point where perhaps the only author still worth hearing from would be the fly that landed on former Vice President Mike Pence's head during his debate with now Vice President Kamala Harris. Absent the fly, Simon & Schuster has signed their next-best option: Pence . The question now, is whether his story will create any buzz. Michael D'Antonio Pence, who was drafted as the pious counterweight to then-candidate Donald Trump, is one of the few major figures who stayed on the job for all four years -- no small feat, considering the high turnover in Trump's administration. (Of course, he … [Read more...] about Mike Pence knows the truth about Trump, but will he tell all?
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Former President Trump Donald Trump Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS McConnell, GOP slam Biden's executive order on SCOTUS US raises concerns about Iran's seriousness in nuclear talks MORE is expected to tell GOP donors on Saturday that a Republicans will win back the U.S. legislature in the 2022 midterms and the White House in 2024. The former president is expected to make the remarks during his keynote address at the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) donor summit in Florida, according to a draft copy of his speech obtained by multiple news outlets. The closed-door event mostly took place at the Four Seasons resort in Palm Beach. However, guests were transported to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort to hear him speak, according to a report from CNN. ADVERTISEMENT “We are gathered tonight to talk about the future of the Republican Party — and what we must do to set our candidates on a course to victory,” Trump is expected to say, … [Read more...] about Trump says GOP will take legislature in 2022, White House in 2024 in prepared speech
In his farewell address , President George Washington warned about “the insidious wiles of foreign influence.” In Sen. Joe Manchin Joe Manchin Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS Five takeaways from Biden's first budget proposal Parkland parent pressures Manchin on gun reform: 'You represent the nation' MORE ’s (D-W.Va.) recent statement supporting some provisions in the For the People Act (S. 1), he voiced a modern echo of Washington by warning that “the lack of transparency in many campaign finance rules provides multiple avenues for foreign and national adversaries to meddle in the American political system.” That is why Manchin supports the DISCLOSE Act and Honest Ads Act , which would impose financial transparency on “dark money” non-profits and online political advertisements, respectively. Manchin is right. The most comprehensive research on covert foreign money identified more than 100 cases — totaling more than $300 … [Read more...] about Close the avenues of foreign meddling
Numerous Wikipedia users working for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) have been persistently adding references to the group in various articles. The scheme included attempting to mention ADL claims about antisemitism in the article about the reddit-driven stock market boom in video game retailer GameStop. The ADL editing campaign is another example of rampant efforts by paid editors and those with conflicts of interest to exploit the site’s open editing model. Several ADL accounts directly edited the group’s Wikipedia page with one’s edits heavily slanted in favor of the group and including attacks on former President Donald Trump. The ADL editing campaign is another example of rampant efforts by paid editors and those with conflicts of interest to exploit the site’s open editing model. Accounts claiming affiliation with the ADL have been active on Wikipedia since May of last year according to a page set up for their efforts. The effort was described on the page as being about … [Read more...] about ADL Exploits Wikipedia to Promote Group and Attack Conservatives
It wasn’t the Rob Porter scandal, or even the Russia probe that sparked her exit. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images Hope Hicks entered American politics at its fringes, in the early stages of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, a grinning 26-year-old member of the Trump Organization’s public-relations team who’d been rerouted from her task of helping Ivanka Trump develop a lifestyle brand. Three years later, at 29 years old, she exits from the West Wing with a life that’s bigger now but, in painful ways, much smaller than it was; as thoroughly transformed as American politics itself. On Wednesday, the New York Times broke the news that Hicks will be resigning as the White House communications director, the 13th prominent White House official to leave during the first 13 months of the administration. But Hicks is unlike the other 12; a figure of such singular importance to the president that two sources close to him speculated — separately — to New York that she may … [Read more...] about The White House Didn’t Break Hope Hicks Overnight