Tim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he's worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more about him at his personal website.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott “Jokes” About Shooting Journalists

Greg Abbott jokes about shooting reporters

Two days after Montana Republican Greg Gianforte reportedly assaulted Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs for asking about the CBO score on the deeply unpopular AHCA, Texas Governor Greg Abbott “joked” about shooting reporters. Holding a gun range target, Abbott spoke to press and observers about legislation he just signed into law significantly lowering the fee to obtain a gun in Texas. “I’m […]

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Florida GOP Operative Admits to Collusion With Russian Hackers

Aaron Nevins, who last summer told hacker Guccifer 2.0 to "feel free to send any Florida based information" after learning that the hacker had tapped into Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee computers.

While the majority of the focus on Russia hacking into the 2016 elections is primarily on the Trump campaign and their potential collaboration, several outlets are reporting today that the hack went much deeper than simply offering DNC documents to damage Hillary Clinton’s chances of being elected. Reporting at the Wall Street Journal confirmed Russian hackers worked hand-in-hand with at least one state-level GOP […]

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DeVos Refuses To Protect LGBTQ Students From Discrimination

Betsy DeVos Refuses To Protect LGBTQ Students From Discrimination

Speaking before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education yesterday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos argued she could see no situation where the federal government should step in to protect students from discrimination in schools. Her remarks were in response to questions from Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) focusing on a school in Indiana that has a policy of expelling and/or denying […]

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AUDIO: MT GOP Candidate Greg Gianforte Body-Slammed Reporter [UPDATED]

Gop Candidate Greg Gianforte reportedly body slammed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs

On the eve of the Montana special election to fill its open congressional seat, GOP candidate Greg Gianforte allegedly body slammed Ben Jacobs – a reporter at The Guardian. According to Jacobs, “Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses.” He added, “There was a local TV crew there when Gianforte body slammed me. Audio is posting soon at @GuardianUS.” Buzzfeed reporter Alexis […]

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Trump Effect: KY Gov. Bevin’s Anti-Journalist Media Policy

Matt Bevin

Following in the footsteps of the man who ran a campaign based on maligning the Fourth Estate, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin spent the last few weeks shutting out major news agencies while using social media to reach state residents. His media policy shares parallels with Vice President and former Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s similar 2015 ploy to create a state-run media establishment. The Courier-Journal […]

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What Trump’s Israel Intelligence Remarks Clearly Demonstrate

Trump and Netanyahu in Israel

After revealing highly classified information to Russian officials during a closed-door visit to the Oval Office two weeks ago, Donald Trump argued today he never mentioned Israel by name as the source. He added that reporting indicating he revealed the source of the intelligence is “wrong.” The main problem with his argument is that no major news outlet reported Trump as having […]

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Trump Wants Flynn Back in the White House

Michael Flynn 's Russia Scandal: What Did Trump Know and When?

Following the blockbuster story that Donald Trump reportedly asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating Michael Flynn (just before firing him no less), sources now report that Trump is not only still communicating with Flynn but wants to give him another position in the White House. The Daily Beast reported today: But Trump doesn’t just hope that Flynn will beat […]

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U.S. Denying Visas to Gay Men Fleeing Chechnya

U.S. Denying Visas to Gay Men Fleeing Chechnya

After the world learned last month that Chechnya had at least one (if not multiple) operating concentration camps targeting gay men, one of the first questions involved how world powers would react. Knowing the harm he’s already inflicted on the LGBTQ community just within his first 100 days, LGBTQ civil rights advocates did not expect Donald Trump to offer any solace or safety to those fleeing […]

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Comey Memo: Trump’s Attack on Journalists & Free Press

Trump attacks free press, journalists and journalism in general

One of the lesser reported items from the alleged James Comey memo following his and Donald Trump’s mid-February conversation relates to a discussion about jailing journalists for publishing leaked information. In their original reporting on the memo, the New York Times noted that after asking Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to leave the room, Trump both discussed the investigation of […]

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Trump Revealed Highly Classified Info to Russia [UPDATED]

During his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak last week, Donald Trump revealed highly classified information even parts of the U.S. government is not privy to.

During his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak last week, Donald Trump revealed highly classified information even parts of the U.S. government is not privy to. The relaying of the code-word-level information violates our agreement with the ally who provided the information since Trump did not have the permission to share the information outside of a specific set […]

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