Here’s Where DMX Will Be Spending His Birthday

Tuesday is rapper DMX’s 48th birthday and he’ll be spending it in a familiar place. DMX, of “X Gon Give it to Ya,” and “Where The Hood At?” fame will apparently be spending his birthday in jail. DMX was sentenced to a year in prison for tax fraud in March. The judge who sentenced him played the rapper’s famous 1998 song “Slippin’” at DMX’s request before sentencing him.  DMX began serving his sentence last January, which should mean his release is coming up sometime around the new year. However, to our knowledge, the famous late 90’s and early 2000’s rapper is still incarcerated on his 48th birthday. The good news (or bad?) for DMX is that he’s no stranger to these circumstances. According to his attorney, he’s been arrested over 30 times.

Retiring Republicans May Not Show Up to Vote, Threatening Border Wall Vote

There might be one bloc conspicuously absent from Washington, D.C., this week amid the possibility of a shutdown: retired House Republicans. Government funding expires at midnight Friday, and despite President Donald Trump’s repeated calls to pass $5 billion for border wall funding, Republicans in either chamber might not be able to pass a spending bill that includes a provision funding the wall. “Many lawmakers, relegated to cubicles as incoming members take their offices, have been skipping votes in the weeks since House Republicans were swept from power in the midterm elections, and Republican leaders are unsure whether they will ever return,” The New York Times reported Sunday. “In recent weeks, anywhere from a handful to more than two dozen Republicans have failed to cast votes on individual bills, leaving leaders uncertain of their numbers,” the Times added. The Senate returned Monday and the House resumes business Wednesday night. Trump has…

Left Embraces Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Despite History of Deception

The left has a new hero: former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. In recent days, Democrat politicians and the media have glommed onto Cohen, who has turned quickly into a harsh critic of President Donald Trump. Cohen recently pleaded guilty to committing campaign finance violations while working for Trump. After a federal judge sentenced him to three years in prison Wednesday, Cohen was interviewed by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who was a press secretary and political adviser to President Bill Clinton. Cohen blasted Trump and accused the president of intentional wrongdoing. “I knew what I was doing was wrong,” Cohen said in the interview. “I stood up before the world and I accepted the responsibility for my actions.” Cohen said that Trump “of course” knew it was wrong to authorize payments to two women who said they had sexual relationships with him—porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. “Instead…

Why PolitiFact’s Winner of the ‘Lie of the Year’ Award Is Misleading

This week, the allegedly unbiased fact-checkers at PolitiFact awarded their “Lie of the Year” award to the “online smear machine” that attempted “to take down” the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. “The attacks against Parkland’s students stand out because of their sheer vitriol,” the piece explains. “Together, the lies against the Parkland students in the wake of unspeakable tragedy were the most significant falsehoods of 2018.” It should go without saying that those who spread the conspiracy theory that the activists in the wake of the horrific school shooting were “crisis actors”—kids only pretending to be victims—are exceptionally terrible people. It’s debatable, though, whether this conspiracy theory, which had no effect on policy or the students’ ability to march or speak out, should be considered the most significant political lie in 2018. I’m relatively positive that the vast majority of Americans have…

The Establishment’s Full Fury Against Trump Is Now Unleashed

Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned, but scorning the Washington establishment produces even greater anger. The establishment’s full fury has been unleashed against Donald Trump and is not about to subside until its goal is reached: the removal of the president from office, either through impeachment or defeat in the 2020 election. If there were more than the kitchen sink to throw at Trump, the establishment would be throwing it. The latest is the hyping of private money paid to two women by Trump’s disgraced lawyer, Michael Cohen. The women claim it was money to keep them quiet over alleged affairs with him. Behavior that was tolerated, or overlooked, by previous presidents is now grounds for indictment and impeachment, says the establishment. Members of Congress who claim Trump violated campaign finance laws by making personal payments to these women are mostly silent about a $17 million congressional…

Major Media Outlets Do 180-Turnaround on George H.W. Bush After His Passing

Before George H.W. Bush fades from memory into the darkness of history books, one more point needs to be made. It is about the contrast between how most of the major media treated him when he was president and how they mostly (but not completely) did a 180 during their coverage and commentary of his funeral. Maybe reporters and anchors considered their largely favorable and complimentary coverage of the man in death as penance for their earlier sins during his life, but they still should be held accountable for what they said about him when it mattered. CBS News anchor Dan Rather interviewed Bush, then-vice president, in 1988, before the Iowa caucuses. This was at the height of the Iran-Contra affair during which the White House sought to circumvent a law banning funds to aid the Nicaraguan contras who were fighting communist forces. Bush and Rather shouted at each other…

Right Side of History: Meet the Man Who Made the Supreme Court

“The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures and events of America’s past. On this week’s episode, hosts Jarrett Stepman and Fred Lucas discuss the legacy of Chief Justice John Marshall and how it relates to today. Chief Justice John Roberts has criticized President Donald Trump for lambasting an “Obama judge” on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for ruling unfavorably against him. This brings up the question: Are judges inherently partisan and what does this mean for the concept of an “independent judiciary”? To discuss this and more, Lucas and Stepman chatted with Richard Brookhiser, an editor at National Review, whose latest book “John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court,” delves into the life of America’s greatest legal minds.

Twitter CEO Finds Himself In Hot Water Over Tweets

Twitter users dug up a handful of tweets posted by the social media platform’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, leading to criticism of his comments. One tweet, in particular, led people to accuse the tech giant of being “transphobic.” In a post from 2006, Dorsey called his aeroplane seatmate a “transvestite.” The attention comes just weeks after Twitter announced additional stipulations to its Hateful Conduct Policy meant to protect the transgender community. In addition to forbidding any “slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes,” the policy now includes restrictions on “misgendering” or “dead-naming” transgender individuals. An unidentified man holds a sign that reads “Trans Rights Are Human Rights” at the Women’s March on New York City on January 21, 2017 in New York. Shutterstock/Justin Starr Another Dorsey tweet that began to circulate Sunday morning appears to match up to an old picture of him…

People Can’t Stop Talking About The Player Who Just Won The Heisman Trophy

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray was awarded the Heisman Trophy Saturday night. Murray played insanely well this past season as he led the Sooners to a 12-1 record, a Big 12 championship and a spot in the college football playoff. He was also named the AP Player of the Year. I don’t think anybody is overly surprised Murray is walking away with the most prestigious award in all of the sports. Earlier in the season, it looked like Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa would win the Heisman. However, the Alabama quarterback got hurt against Georgia and Murray just exploded on the scene as he dominated down the stretch. It became almost a certainty after conference championship weekend the electric dual-threat quarterback would take the Heisman home. Going into the playoff, Murray has thrown for 40 touchdowns and more than 4,000 yards. He will face Alabama and Tua in the semi-finals December 29.

On the Street: Americans Remember Bush

Following the death of President George H.W. Bush, we took our cameras to the streets of Capitol Hill to talk to people about the legacy our 41st president leaves behind. Bush died at his home in Houston on Friday at the age of 94. We spoke to people all of ages, including veterans and former members of Bush’s administration, about what they will remember most about him and what he will be remembered for. One woman told The Daily Signal: “First all of all, he loved God, he loved his family, he loved this nation. Having served this nation with a man of decency and dignity … and a dad, dignity, decency, and a dad.” “I think those combinations were wonderful and I have so much respect for him. I’m so glad to be here,” she added.