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Trump's false tweet about Comey tapes is witness intimidation, experts say

On May 12, four days after fired FBI director James Comey testified before Congress about President Trump's potential obstruction of justice, Trump tweeted, "James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" The...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:45pm

Trump family empire began with a brothel, soon to reopen for tours

The Trump family licenses its name to a number of businesses and brands, from hotels to golf courses. Daughter Ivanka Trump recently applied for Chinese trademarks for sanitary napkins and a plastic-surgery center. But one Trump holding may turn out to be the most infamous: A brothel. The house of...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:54pm

Three companies Trump visited announce layoffs; two to move jobs overseas

President Trump's stated plans to bring back and preserve American manufacturing jobs hit two more snags this week. Boeing and Carrier announced hundreds of layoffs — despite Trump's visits to their plants and assertion that he had saved many of those jobs. The news follows Ford...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:16pm

Johnny Depp jokes about assassinating President Trump, arouses Secret Service attention

There was a time when Johnny Depp was only controversial for his eyeliner choices.  The 54-year-old actor blew that era out of the water on Thursday, when he suggested that President Trump should be assassinated. He was at the Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset, England, to launch...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 2:34pm

President Trump and his staff are illegally deleting messages, lawsuit alleges

President Donald Trump and White House aides are breaking federal law by using encrypted messaging apps that keep their conversations off the public record, a federal lawsuit alleged Thursday. Two Washington watchdog groups have accused the Trump administration of destroying electronic...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:01pm

President Trump says there are 'no tapes' of conversations with James Comey

President Donald Trump said Thursday he does not have any “tapes” of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey, ending more than a month of speculation that the president had recorded their private conversations. “With all of the recently reported electronic...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:41pm

FBI official won't say that President Trump is not a Russian agent

Donald Trump's unprecedented actions as president are stacking up daily, but this is a truly new one: A top FBI official will not say whether the president is an "unwitting agent" who aided Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.   Bill Priestap, the assistant director of...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:10pm

Republicans blame 'Deep State' for Trump investigation — and many of their other ills

President Trump loves a good conspiracy theory. He did, after all, launch his political career with the fabricated birtherism accusations against President Obama. And during the campaign, the voting was "rigged" against him. Now, the investigation into his administration's meetings...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 4:18pm

Senate healthcare bill: Everything you need to know

Senate Republicans revealed their secretive healthcare bill Thursday, unveiling a plan that would impose deep cuts to Medicaid, try to defund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and scale back tax credits for low- and middle-income Americans while slashing taxes on the nation’s...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:47pm

President Trump 'just doesn't want a poor person' in his cabinet

President Donald Trump said he’d prefer not to have a “poor person” in top economic positions in his administration during a 2020 campaign rally on Wednesday. Despite campaign promises to “drain the swamp” of special and elitist interests in politics, since taking...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:30am

With far-right movement rising, one New Yorker hopes education can change tide

While the presidency of Donald Trump has inspired a resistance of marches and art exhibits and plays, it’s also stirred another movement that isn’t grabbing as many headlines. “I went to an Ethiopian restaurant in Bushwick on Monday and had to pull a neo-Nazi sticker off the wall...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:02am

‘Me the People’ brings satire of Trump’s America to the stage

The last time Nancy Holson, Jay Falzone and Jim Russek joined forces to bring the presidency of a sitting commander-in-chief to the stage, it was George W. Bush. “We didn’t realize how good we had it back then,” Holson said. Fast forward 11 years, and Holson, riding the swell of...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:02am

President Trump has held just one press conference as president

Suggesting that our national attention span has shrunk to the size of a flea on Adderall, President Trump's first press conference has faded from our collective memory.   It was a doozy. During the hourlong confrontational melee, Trump railed against the media, which he called fake news;...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 4:56pm

Everything you need to know about Trump's new lawyer Jay Sekulow

Trump's new lawyer Jay Sekulow made an inauspicious debut last Sunday, defending Trump against something he had admitted to, then admitting it twice himself. Aside from being a less-than-sharp attorney, a profile of the religious conservative Sekulow has begun to emerge, and it ranges from a...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 4:13pm

Everything you need to know about Ivanka Trump clothing

The first daughter certainly isn’t first in American hearts. Some find her cold and calculating, her book disgustingly out of touch with the plight of the real working mother and her qualifications to work in the White House, well, lacking. But if there’s one thing you can say about...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:55pm

Trump urges Ford not to move production to Mexico – so they're going to China

As part of his initiative to embarrass American companies into keeping jobs in the United States, President Trump criticized automaker Ford for its plans to move production of its popular Ford Focus model to Mexico. So the automaker is moving it to China instead. It will happen after the last...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 6:38pm

Trump's super-conservative new lawyer has a rock band that critics have indicted

President Trump's new personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, has made some questionable moves recently. The most prominent: Appearing on last Sunday's news shows and insisting the president was not under investigation, contradicting the president's own admission on Twitter that he was. In one...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:52pm

We're seeing less of Sean Spicer because 'he got fatter'

Updated 4:30 p.m. June 20, 2017: Sean Spicer said he isn't finished in role as press secretary, contrary to media reports that the White House is searching for his replacement and looking to transition Spicer into a less visible role. "I'm right here, so you can keep taking your...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:55pm

Meet Lara Trump, the woman who expresses more love for the president than his own kids

As President Trump continues to unnerve the public, even members of his own family have begun to distance themselves a bit. But he may have a stealth cheerleader within their ranks: his daughter-in-law Lara Trump.  Last week, the president's 71st birthday dinner at the White House seemed...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:13pm

New York activist swims in solidarity for World Refugee Day

Christopher Swain has been swimming up and down the East Coast for causes like clean water and human rights since 1996, and on Tuesday, he’s taking a dip in New York Harbor to raise awareness for World Refugee Day.    The United Nations General Assembly created World Refugee Day...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:21pm