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Viral photo showing 'Antifa' activist attacking police officer is fake

A photo appearing to show a member of Antifa hitting a police officer during a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is fake. The photo showing the man hitting a police officer with what appears to be a flag was photoshopped with the anti-fascist logo onto the person...

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

Trump's history of racism, abridged: A timeline

Some Republicans and conservative analysts professed surprise at President Trump's remarks about the domestic terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which he defended white supremacists. They shouldn't have been. As his personal and professional history shows, Trump has launched,...

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 2:55pm

In new video, Arnold Schwarzenegger takes on Trump's racism

Woe betide you, Donald Trump and racists everywhere: You've gone and pissed off the Terminator. In a new video, former Republican governor of California and original scary cinematic humanoid Arnold Schwarzenegger excoriated President Trump for his response to the racially charged attack at...

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:16pm

Pizzagate conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec has Top Secret security clearance

Jack Posobiec, a right-wing conspiracy theorist and U.S. Navy Intelligence officer, has one of the military’s highest security clearances — which is now under review. The officer-turned-activist told NBC he "never conducted any of my political activities while in uniform or on...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:47pm

Trump repeats debunked Pershing pig's blood lie

President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that the United States should take a page from history. No. 45 (in 140 characters or less) referred to Army Gen. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing ending “Radical Islamic Terror” for 35 years by dipping bullets in pig’s blood...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 5:18pm

Will President Trump be impeached for siding with neo-Nazis?

UPDATE Aug. 17, 2017: A prominent Tennessee congressman said it's high time President Donald Trump was removed from office, following heated comments the president made Tuesday in defense of white nationalist protesters who participated in the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia rally last weekend...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 4:06pm

Trump only 6 votes away from impeachment as the GOP bails: Analysis

Trump's path to impeachment may be shorter than previously thought, largely because he has alienated a wide swath of the Senate, says an analyst for a nonpartisan Washington think tank. Impeachment requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate, and 12 Republican senators have shown "a...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 3:59pm

One Trump tweet cost Amazon $5.7 billion

Of President Trump's many public grudges, few things get him more grudgey than businessmen who show evidence of success. Few are more demonstrably successful than Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon. Now the owner of the Washington Post, Bezos has been subject to a number of specious...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 3:40pm

Hope Hicks: What you need to know about the new White House communications director

There’s a new name in the White House, Hope Hicks, and she’s been promoted to communications director following the tumultuous 10-day tenure of Anthony Scaramucci. But Hicks isn’t actually new in the White House, the 28-year-old former model joined Trump back on the campaign...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 2:32pm

Lawmakers will meet to discuss Trump's mental health next month

Three Democratic lawmakers have asked a Yale psychiatrist to consult with them on a panel to evaluate the president's mental health, and determine what to do about it, Tonic reports. The lawmakers, who are anonymous for now, asked Bandy Lee of Yale how they could gather mental-health...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:50pm

Trump's 'Art of the Deal' co-author Tony Schwartz predicts he's about to resign

Will Trump resign? One man answers with a resounding "yes." The ghost writer from President Donald Trump’s much-read “Art of the Deal” is predicting that Trump is ready to call it quits. On Twitter on Wednesday Tony Schwartz, co-author of Trump’s most widely-read...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:29am

Watch John Kelly react to Trump in Tuesday's disastrous press briefing

As President Donald Trump’s doubled down Tuesday on his claim that neo-Nazi protesters are just as bad as neo-Nazis, it was the reaction of White House chief of staff John Kelly causing quite a stir on Twitter. The press conference was supposed to discuss American infrastructure, but talk...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:31pm

White House tells GOP to say Trump comments on Charlottesville 'entirely correct'

The White House sent out a list of talking points for Capitol Hill Republicans in the aftermath of a Trump press conference Tuesday in which the president again said “both sides” were to blame for the violence at the white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:15pm

Trump's lawyer tweets selfies with black people to argue he's not racist

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen rebuffed accusations of racism in the Trump administration by tweeting a photo montage of himself posing with black people. On Tuesday, the president came under fire for defending white supremacists at Charlottesville in a shambolic press conference at Trump Tower. This...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 5:18pm

President Trump scared to fire Steve Bannon: Report

President Trump is afraid of his senior adviser Steve Bannon and is scared to fire him, for fear of losing ground with his white-nationalist base, reports say. With the arrival of Gen. John Kelly as Trump's chief of staff, it was rumored that Bannon would be removed. Rupert Murdoch of Fox News...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 3:53pm

Here's what would happen if a nuclear bomb detonated over Midtown Manhattan

As rhetoric on both sides of the world mount, the threat of nuclear holocaust is heavily weighing on minds. CNN reported on Tuesday that it would only take 20 minutes for a nuclear missile to reach Hawaii from North Korea. What about here in New York City? “In general, from what I’ve...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 2:49pm

There is no such thing as the ‘alt-left,’ say experts

President Trump might do well to take a page from "Mean Girls:" Stop trying to make "alt-left" happen. It's not going to happen. During yesterday's press conference in which Trump defended the white supremacists at Charlottesville, one of his arguments was that the...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 2:38pm

Two Trump advisory councils disbanded since POTUS' Charlottesville bungle

Update, Aug. 16, 1:45 p.m.:  Eight of 37 members of the Strategic and Policy Forum and Manufacturing Jobs Initiative councils had resigned this week, while 12 condemned the violence and Trump's lack of an appropriate response. Then, members of President Donald Trump's Strategic and...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 2:23pm

Three times President Donald Trump failed to condemn white supremacy

In the days following the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump has been giving the American public mixed signals when it comes to condemning white supremacy, neo-Nazis and the alt-right, but the ambiguity is nothing new for Trump. Trump’s delayed criticism of...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:22am

Trump refers to white supremacists as ‘very fine people’ during press conference

After the Charlottesville, Virginia, domestic terror attack, President Trump was excoriated for what he didn't say: His first two statements didn't condemn white supremacist groups after a neo-Nazi fatally rammed a protester with a car. Today, it's what he did say that drew instant...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 6:02pm