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Trump had his staff brief him for Merkel's visit while he was in the bathroom

History may never truly understand what was foremost on President Trump's mind at any given moment, but now we know what was the top of his agenda while he prepared for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit. The president made his staff brief him for the meeting while he was using the...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 5:12pm

Putin satisfied with return on his investment in U.S. election meddling

Russian President Vladimir Putin is satisfied with the return on his investment in meddling with the U.S. presidential election, officials say: For less than $500,000 he undermined faith in American democratic process and neutralized his longtime adversary Hillary Clinton. The Kremlin considers...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:23pm

Members of Congress who support ending net neutrality and took money from telecom companies — here's how much they got

Today, the Federal Communications Commission met to vote on what is likely to be a repeal of net neutrality, an Obama-era regulation that prevented internet-service providers from charging more to access certain kinds of content or to create "fast lanes" for certain sites. Supporters of...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:57pm

BREAKING: How to watch a live stream of the net neutrality vote

Despite a letter from 37 Democratic legislators and two Independents, two Republicans speaking out and an open letter from 21 tech pioneers, the FCC shows no signs of delaying or cancelling the net neutrality vote for later today, Thursday, December 14. The current net neutrality rules were put in...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:52pm

Trump nominee for head of Council for Environmental Quality accused of plagiarism

Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works committee have accused Trump’s nominee, Kathleen Hartnett White for plagiarizing her written answers to questions asked by the committee. Ten Senators crafted a  formal letter addressed to White asking her to explain at least 18 of...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:25pm

Schumer 'pursuing every legal path' over fake sexual harassment document

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is exploring his legal options after someone circulated a forged document claiming he sexual harassed a former staffer. Several media outlets were sent a document detailing allegations of sexual misconduct by Schumer, supposedly written by a former aide. When...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 4:29pm

Alabama black voter turnout helped propel Doug Jones to victory

Alabama black voter turnout may have been the contributing factor that helped Democrat candidate Doug Jones defeat Republican candidate Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate. On Tuesday, Alabama made history when it elected its first Democratic senator in 25 years. When Jones takes office, the...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 3:36pm

Putin gets briefings on Trump's tweets, Kremlin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin gets daily reports on what President Trump is tweeting, because they're considered to be official White House statements, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday. Everything Trump posts on his Twitter account is delivered to Putin in his daily briefings...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 5:35pm

Accused child molester Roy Moore sits for interview with 12 year old

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of molesting a girl as young as 14, emerged from a press blackout to do an interview with a 12-year-old girl on Sunday. That actual thing that legitimately happened was posted to the Facebook page of the pro-Trump group America First Project...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 5:02pm

Roy Moore: Getting rid of constitutional amendments after 10th would ‘eliminate many problems’

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore said on a radio show in 2011 that getting rid of constitutional amendments after the Tenth Amendment would "eliminate many problems," CNN reports. Amendments adopted after the initial 10 include the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery, the 15th...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 6:22pm

Trump administration battling secret Harry Potter army at consumer bureau

There's a war brewing at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Harry Potter has gotten roped into it. After Obama-appointed agency head Richard Cordray resigned last month, President Trump appointed budget chief Mick Mulvaney to lead the organization he wanted to abolish as a...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 5:53pm

Roy Moore believes the last time America was 'great' was during slavery

Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate believes the last time America was great was when the country had slaves. Moore made these comments during a campaign rally in Florence, Alabama in September. But his remarks have resurfaced in a viral tweet just a few days ahead of a statewide election in...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:30pm

AI reveals who's the better speaker: Trump, Clinton, Schumer or Pelosi

Who's the worst speaker in Washington? You may think the answer is self-evident, but an artificial-intelligence company has a different take. Trint, a company that uses AI software to transcribe audio, recently studied which prominent politicians are easiest for its AI bots to understand. The...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 5:08pm

Sen. Bill Cassidy on Roy Moore, Al Franken: 'There is a difference between a 14-year-old girl and an adult female'

Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy spoke with Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade about several hot topics including Trump’s tax plan, his thoughts on the president’s endorsement of Roy Moore and why he’s choosing not to support the embattled Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate.  He also...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 2:04pm

PA Democratic Party calls for Rep. Metcalfe's resignation after "random homophobic tirade"

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party is calling for Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County) to resign from the State Government Committee after going on a “random homophobic tirade” at a meeting Tuesday night. Rep. Matt Bradford (D-Montgomery County) reportedly touched Metcalfe...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:51pm

Gay man denied marriage license by Kim Davis will run for her job

Even after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to legalize gay marriage nationwide in 2015, Rowan County clerk Kim Davis refused to give David Ermold a same-sex marriage license. Her reasoning? It was “God’s authority.” Davis tried to steal away Ermold's rights and run from the law,...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:45pm

The department that could predict and prevent next recession has budget slashed

President Trump reportedly will cut staff and make significant budget changes to the Office of Financial Research — the agency responsible for predicting when financial markets could crash or when the country is about to go into a recession. According to the Wall Street Journal, top...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:26pm

Mueller has spent $3.2 million on Russia investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller has spent $3.2 million on his four-and-a-half-month investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to an Justice Department expense report filed Tuesday. The DOJ has spent $6.7 million total on the Russia probe in that time, Politico reports. The...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 2:26pm

Trump almost didn't choose 'embarrassingly poor' Pence as VP

When making a decision about who to choose as his running mate, Donald Trump was concerned with potential ticket mate Mike Pence. Why? Because he thought Pence was “embarrassingly poor.” Before Trump chose Pence, he sized him up over a game of golf. The Atlantic reported: ...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:46pm

Mike Pence planned ‘coup’ to replace Trump after Access Hollywood tape

When the Access Hollywood tape was released a month before the presidential election, on which then-candidate Donald Trump was heard bragging about grabbing women's genitals, Mike Pence prepared a "coup" to step in as the head of the Republican ticket, according to a new profile in...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 5:21pm