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Did Pope Francis just troll Trump with a gift?

On Wednesday, President Trump met his unlikeliest former adversary: Pope Francis. Despite press expectations of a slightly quieter Ali-Frazier-style head-to-head, the encounter seemed pleasant enough. But the pontiff slipped in an epic burn. The president's first foreign trip took him to the...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:47pm

Former White House photographer trolls Trump with photo of Obamas holding hands

In the young Trump administration, the troll immediately became the trolled. The most spectacular example is former White House photographer Pete Souza, who served as President Obama's official documentarian and would win the Pulitzer Prize for Instigation Journalism, should such an award...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:43pm

Trump praises Duterte for an 'unbelievable job' on drug issue: New York Times

President Donald Trump praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for doing an "unbelievable job on the drug problem" during a phone conversation last month, the New York Times reported, quoting a transcript of the call. The two leaders also talked about North Korea and China's...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:42pm

Trump's goal in Israel is 'lasting peach'

President Donald Trump's trip to the Middle East is going about as well as expected: In two days, there have been three embarrassing memes, a questionable 15-figure arms deal and one significant misspeak that potentially compromised U.S./Israeli military intelligence. The latest gaffe comes...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:33pm

Massive budget cuts 'compassionate' to taxpayers: White House budget director

Today, the Trump administration unveiled its proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which White House budget director Mick Mulvaney dubbed the "Taxpayer First" budget. He did not specify which taxpayers — but that soon became clear. Trump's budget would cut $880 million from...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:31pm

Trump's proposed budget contains a $2 trillion math error

The number of oopsies committed by the Trump administration has grown in recent weeks, from Trump's possible admissions to obstruction of justice to Trump's Oval Office conversation with Russian officials that may have weakened America and Israel's intelligence position against ISIS....

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:59am

What happened to Billy Bush?

More than seven months ago, an audio tape was released. Listeners heard then-candidate Donald J. Trump telling Billy Bush, with “Access Hollywood” at the time, “I grab [women] by the p-ssy” and his celebrity status gives him that right. Bush was new to NBC’s “...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:32pm

Trump seeks to slash government spending in budget plan

President Donald Trump wants lawmakers to slash healthcare and food-assistance programs for the poor as they cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over 10 years, according to the White House's budget proposal for next year. The Trump administration on Tuesday will ask Republicans, who...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 3:08pm

Trump can't stop American progress on climate, Al Gore tells Cannes

President Donald Trump cannot stop momentum to tackle climate change, former vice-president Al Gore said on Monday as he promoted his latest film on global warming at the Cannes Film Festival. "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" is the follow up to "An Inconvenient Truth...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 3:03pm

Watch: Melania Trump slaps the president’s hand away again — this time in Rome

President Donald Trump is striking out with wife Melania all over the world — just one day after the first lady slapped his hand away on the tarmac in Israel, she again refused his touch while deplaning in Rome on Tuesday. The president and first lady are in the midst of a nine-day tour of...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:52pm

What was the glowing orb President Trump touched in Saudi Arabia?

On Sunday, President Donald Trump and other leaders put their hands on what appeared to be a glowing orb — and, once released, the photos quickly went viral. Since then, just about everyone has been wondering what exactly was the glowing orb that Trump had his hands on in Saudi...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:40pm

Pro-Trump network publishes personal information in how-to doxxing document on opposition activists

Next time you sign a political petition, make sure the signatures are set to private. This past weekend, an online network of Trump supporters built a document detailing the names, addresses and phone numbers of thousands of anti-Trump activists, building off of an anti-fascism petition signed by...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:47pm

A sinkhole opened up in front of Mar-a-Lago, and the internet is loving it

A sinkhole has opened up right in front of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, and the internet just can’t get enough of the metaphors. Palm Beach officials reported that the 4-feet-by-4-feet sinkhole erupted on the road in front the Trump Organization-owned resort at 10:34 a.m...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:04pm

Donald Trump is 'exhausted': White House press office

In the latest of several policy reversals since his presidential campaign, Donald Trump is tired. During the 2016 presidential election, one of Trump's prominent attacks on Hillary Clinton was that Clinton lacked the "stamina" to be president. Clinton pointed out that during her time...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:59am

Billy Bush on Trump tape: didn't have "strength" to change topic

Former NBC "Today" show host Billy Bush wishes he had changed the subject during a taped conversation with Donald Trump, in which the Apprentice star bragged about grabbing women by the genitals, Bush said in an interview with the entertainment magazine, The Hollywood Reporter. Bush, 45...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 2:06pm

Watch: Melania Trump slaps Donald's hand away on foreign tour

We live in a world of the open social-media beef. Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift. Calvin Harris and Zayn Malik. Azealia Banks and everything. Add to that list: the president and first lady. Last weekend, President Trump began his Rainbow Tour of the Middle East, a nine-day trip which began in Saudi...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 1:15pm

Trump's America: What a fine religion you people have

Look who’s pals with the Muslims now! After famously snarling that “Islam hates us” and campaigning for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States, Donald Trump stood before the world’s Muslim leaders and sounded almost like a normal American president. The fight...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:03am

Melania and Ivanka Trump go sans headscarves in Saudi Arabia; Trump criticized Michelle Obama for same move

As first lady Melania Trump and first daughter Ivanka stepped onto the tarmac Saturday, one thing was conspicuously missing from their fashionable ensembles: headscarves. Going sans headscarves is nothing new for female Western dignitaries in recent years — former Secretary of State Hillary...

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 8:30pm

Trump tells Middle East to 'drive out' Islamist extremists

U.S. President Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to do their fair share to "drive out" terrorism from their countries on Sunday in a speech that put the burden on the region to combat militant groups. Trump, who generated controversy with his push to ban many Muslims from entering the...

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:20pm

Is Jared Kushner the person of interest in Russia investigation?

Update: Jared Kushner has become the subject of swirling rumors that he may be the White House official identified as a person of interest in an ongoing criminal probe of the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia to influence the election. The White House has confirmed that Kushner...

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 12:50pm