Politics

President Trump tweet from 2013 says a president shouldn't tell an NFL team what to do

Thanks to the Donald Trump Twitter account, the president is once again eating his words. Doubling down on comments he made at a rally in Alabama on Friday, President Trump on Sunday evening condemned athletes, specifically football players, who engaged in silent protests during the national...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Gavin McInnes explains what a Proud Boy is and why porn and wanking are bad

Gavin McInnes, a Canadian writer, actor and comedian who has appeared on Fox News and The Blaze, and his posse of Proud Boys faced protestors at NYU last week during what was supposed to be a speaking engagement and Q&A by the conservative comedian and podcaster. A student group, NYU Anti-...

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 7:04pm

Donald Trump's looks might have made him president, professors suggest

Despite all his fame and fortune, Donald Trump's secret to political success might actually be his looks — or at least that's a conclusion drawn by two university professors.Conservative voters in the U.S., Australia and Europe value good looks in political candidates more than their liberal...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 12:01pm

Ted Cruz challenged by ex-punk rocker for Senate seat

A punk rocker-turned-congressman from Texas announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat held by RepublicanTedCruzon Friday, making him the first prominent Democrat to challenge the former presidential candidate.Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke, a Spanish-speaking, Irish-American representing a...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:02pm

Trump: ex-adviser Flynn should seek immunity in Russia investigation

President Donald Trump on Friday backed a decision by his former national security adviser to seekimmunityin congressional investigations of possible ties between his election campaign and Russia, but there was no immediate sign that the request would be granted.Retired General MichaelFlynn, who...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:39pm

Remember when Mike Flynn said 'immunity ... means that you have probably committed a crime?'

Then-candidate Donald Trump and Mike Flynn used to leadchants of “Lock her up,” telling potential voters that a presidential candidate under FBI investigation would be very bad.Now, President Trump seems to have found himself in the very pickle jar he accused Hillary Clinton of sitting in.Flynn,...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:14pm

Live: President Trump makes announcement about Gorsuch during weekly address

Judge Neil Gorsuch'sfour-day Senate hearing is over and the real games begin as Democrats fight to keep him from becoming the next justice of the Supreme Court. President Trump plans to deliver "a special message" about Gorsuchduring his weekly address to the nation, the White House announced.Watch...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:00pm

5 fast facts you need to know about Sean Spicer

Sean Spicer is in our homes and on our phones every day as he updates the world on the goings-on in the Trump administration. But what do we know about the man behind the podium?Spicer was the White House Easter bunny.While working in the U.S. Trade Representative’s office under President George W...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:03pm

Senate hearing on Russian ties to 2016 presidential election begins (live stream)

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearings on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election — and possible ties to President Donald Trump are underway.The first began Thursday morning and is set to include interviews with five witnesses, including former NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:34am

Your biggest questions about sanctuary cities, answered

As sanctuary cities set up their defenses against the latest round of attacks from the White House, there are still a lot of questions as to what kind of retaliation the Trump administration can take against cities that offer safe harbor to undocumented immigrants.This week Attorney General Jeff...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:20pm

U.S. to review energy royalty rates on federal land

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that it would form a new committee to review royalty rates collected from oil and gas drilling, coal mining and renewable energy production on federal lands to ensure...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:16pm

Hillary Clinton resurfaces, encourages Americans to ‘resist, insist, persist, enlist’

Hillary Clinton has returned to politics — or at least talking about the current state of it in President Trump’s America.Giving the keynote speech at the Professional BusinessWomen of Californiaannual conference in San Francisco Tuesday, Clinton, who has mostly been laying low since losing to...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:03am

Controversial Massachusetts sheriff wants sanctuary city leaders arrested

Updated March 29, 2017: One sanctuary city mayor took to Facebook to respond to Bristol CountySheriff Thomas Hodgson's calls to arrest leaders of communities that provide safe harbor to illegal immigrants.Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone called the sheriff's comments "ridiculous" and challenged...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:16am

GOP vows to try again on Obamacare repeal

House Republican leaders said on Tuesday they still intended to repeal and replace Obamacare after their White House-backed bill failed to get enough support and collapsed last week."The fact that our conference is more resolved than ever to repeal this law is very encouraging and we're not going...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:41pm

10 programs that could be saved if Trump golfed less

For the price of President Donald Trump's golf trips, a number of social, cultural and wildlife programs facing cuts under the president's proposed budget plan could be saved.In the 67 days since Trump took office, he's spent a full three weeks away from the White House at one of the luxury...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:53pm

How much are Donald Trump's golf outings costing you?

Despite constant criticisms of ex-President Barack Obama's golfing habits, President Donald Trump has been to one of his organization's golf courses 13 times since taking office nine weeks ago.Of his first 66 days in office, Trump spent a full three weeks at resort properties bearing his family...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:34am

Donald Trump bankruptcy: Everything you need to know

For a president who has staked his reputation on the success of his business dealings, Donald Trump’s businesses have filed for bankruptcy more than you might think — six times since 1991.The billionaire businessman has never denied his businesses’ bankruptcies — in fact, on more than one occasion...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:45pm

Ivanka Trump's White House role latest in long tradition of presidential nepotism

UPDATE MARCH 30, 2017: President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka will become a federal employee afterall.Though the 35-year-old First Daughter had already revealed she would take a White House office and has applied for security clearance as an informal advisor, the Wednesday announcement is a break...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:06am

NY congressman calls Putin 'thief' for stealing Bob Kraft's Super Bowl ring

Tom Brady might have his jersey back, but a New York congressman said it was just the “first step” in getting back another piece of New England Patriots memorabilia: owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring, taken by Vladimir Putin during a meeting in 2005.Kraft showed off the ring while meeting with...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:57am

2016 Presidential Candidates: Where are they now?

After losing a presidential election, candidates oftenuse their high profile in a variety of ways. Some seek office in their home state, others appear ontalk shows, publish books or even join their former opponent's administration — in short, they remain in the public eye.Not so with the 2016...

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 7:16pm