On Friday, the FBI busted the MAGAbomber who had allegedly sent mail bombs to prominent Democrats and to CNN.
The suspect, Cesar Sayoc, is a middle-aged Florida man who splits time living in his “filthy van” and at his mom’s house, has been bankrupt and who worked as a pizza delivery driver, where he insulted his lesbian boss.
The fact that Sayoc turned out to be a Trump supporter straight out of Central Casting tickled HBO’s Bill Maher, who opened his show by slamming Sayoc.
“He’s a typical Trump loser—blames everybody else because his life sucks,” Maher said.
The fact that Sayoc has a long criminal record and drives a “creepy van” while threatening Democrats was exactly as most people expected.
“It turns out he is exactly what you thought—an angry a**hole in a red hat,” Maher said.
Maher was almost in disbelief about just how much Sayoc fit the stereotype of a Trump supporter.
“He lives in Planation, Florida? Yes, I know. How is that still a name? Was ‘Slave Ship, Florida’ taken?” Maher said.
Maher also mocked the Republican obsession with “civility.”
“Is it OK to call this one deplorable?” Maher said. “Or would that hurt Republican feelings?”
Republican Marsha Blackburn shuts down applause as 9/11 bill vote unfolds in the Senate
The funding for 9/11 first responders has officially passed the Senate after public outcry and significant lobbying by firefighters, police and others who worked after the Twin Tower attacks. But it was the emotional testimony from comedian Jon Stewart that drew much-needed publicity to the cause.
But as the bill was coming up for a vote, with the assurance it would pass, the gallery erupted with applause, with some senators joining in. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) shut it down quickly.
"Expression of approval is not permitted in the gallery," Blackburn shouted, while banging her gavel. She proceeded to bang her gavel at least 25 times more and repeated again that any expression of approval was not permitted.
GUILTY: Jury rules Michael Flynn’s former business partner is guilty of lobbying for Turkey
Michael Flynn's former business partner Bijan Kian was found guilty by a jury for illegally lobbying for a foreign country.
The information was uncovered as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and as the Justice Department's crackdown on illegal foreign lobbying, CNN explained.
Flynn has had a difficult go in his court case, but information Flynn gave was helpful, according to the DOJ.
Kian is an Iranian-American businessman who was charged with conspiring to hide his lobbying work for Turkey without registering as a foreign agent for the Turkish government.
“It’s as bad as it looks”: Pelosi under fire for debt ceiling deal that hands GOP power to kneecap progressive agenda
"It sets up a crisis of the first year of the next president's administration," said a former congressional staffer. "We're letting them light the fuse on another bomb and place it squarely in the middle of the next president's first year."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have helped temporarily avert a looming fiscal crisis on Tuesday by striking a budget deal with the Trump administration, but progressives warned the agreement hands Republicans power to kneecap the next president's agenda by suspending the debt ceiling until after the 2020 elections.