FBI Officially Considers Proud Boys A White Nationalist-Linked 'Extremist Group'

The FBI officially considers the Proud Boys an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism.” That classification was revealed in an August Washington state law enforcement document obtained by transparency non-profit Property of the People and first reported by The Guardian on Monday. Per the Clark County Sheriff’s Office memo, “The FBI has warned local …

Indictment Watch: WH Tenses As Mueller Prepares To Break Midterm Silence

The calm before the storm seems to be drawing to an end as signs point to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s likely return to the public eye after a self-imposed midterm hibernation. That looming possibility is not sitting well with the White House, according to a Thursday Politico report. Scattered reports plus President Donald Trump’s clearly …

Mississippi Senator In Runoff Jokes About Sitting In 'Front Row' Of 'Public

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), who is currently campaigning in a runoff election for that seat against Democratic challenger Mike Espy, joked in a video published Sunday that if a cattle rancher she was campaigning with “invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d …

Alleged Witness Intimidation Aspect Of Roger Stone Probe Heats Up

Two Roger Stone associates were asked about an alleged effort to intimidate Randy Credico, during grand jury testimony in the Mueller investigation, CNN reports. Attorney Tyler Nixon and filmmaker David Lugo said that they had testified in recent weeks before the federal grand jury after they were quoted in an Oct. 21 Washington Post piece …

Pre-Election Day Polls Show National Preference For Dem Control Of House

Two polls released Sunday provide some evidence for Democrats’ optimism about potentially winning back control of the House of Representatives. Asked which party should control Congress, 50 percent of likely voters answered Democrats and 43 percent answered Republicans, according to the last NBC/Wall Street Journal poll before Election Day. And an ABC News/Washington Post poll found …

Soros Spox Says Fox News Refuses To Book Him Despite Constant Attacks

Representative for George Soros Patrick Gaspard said Sunday that Fox News refuses to book Soros on its shows, despite using him as an almost-daily subject of attacks and criticism. Fox News did not immediately respond to TPM’s request for comment. “Fox News has had the opportunity to have us come on to rebut some of …

Toobin Excoriates Kobach: Says He Devoted Career To Blocking Poor Voters

CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin excoriated Kansas Secretary of State and GOP gubernatorial nominee Kris Kobach Wednesday night, saying to his face that he has worked his whole life to disenfranchise poor and minority voters. “Kris has devoted his career to stopping black people and poor people from voting,” Toobin said during a conversation …

Libertarian Nominee Throws His Support To GOPer To Knock Off Tester In Montana

Montana’s Libertarian candidate for Senate is throwing in the towel, endorsing GOP candidate Matt Rosendale (R) in a move that could help him as he looks to close in on Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) in the next week. Rick Breckenridge (L) announced his decision in a joint conference call with Rosendale, saying he was angry …

Fox News Admits 'No Way' To Confirm Guest's Lie That Asylum Seekers Will Bring

Fox News’ Charles Payne took a few seconds at the end of the 4 p.m. hour Monday to note that the network has “no way of independently confirming” a guest’s baseless assertion that migrants and asylum seekers heading toward the U.S. border will bring with them “diseases such as smallpox and leprosy and TB [Tuberculosis] that …

CNN NYC Offices Evacuated After Suspicious Package Sent To Network

CNN’s offices in New York City were evacuated and the NYPD is investigating a suspicious package at the Time Warner Center, the network reported shortly after a fire alarm was heard on air during a broadcast. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer later reported on air that the package was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, who …