The Buzz is the Register’s weekly political news column. If your political commentary goes viral — in this case, a giant inflatable chicken that resembles the president — you can rest assured there will be blowback. For Taran Singh Brar, whose 30-foot-tall balloon spent much of Aug. 9 on the Ellipse between the White House and the Washington Monument, the attacks have been brutal. “Your (sic) a immature idiot,” reads one of the messages that Brar has copied to his Facebook page.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told Costa Mesa congressman Dana Rohrabacher on Wednesday that Russia was not involved with leaking controversial emails from the Democratic National Committee during last year’s presidential campaign. “He reaffirmed his aggressive denial that the Russians had anything to do with the hacking of the DNC during the election,” Rohrabacher said by phone from London. “He has given us a lot of information. He said there’s more to come.
While President Donald Trump was widely criticized for not immediately denouncing the racism behind Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Va., at least three Republican Congress members from Southern California were at the forefront of such condemnation. “The hatred and bigotry on display in Charlottesville has no place in our society.
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