Politics

What to watch instead of Trump's State of the Union

After the longest government shutdown in American history, President Donald Trump will finally get to deliver his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress and television audiences everywhere. All major broadcast networks and 24-hour cable news channels will carry the address,...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 5:33pm

Twitter reacts to Ellen Page's impassioned speech on Colbert

While promoting her upcoming Netflix series The Umbrella Academy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, actress Ellen Page took on Vice President Mike Pence. Page, who came out as gay in 2014, married dancer and choreographer Emma Portner back in January of 2018. So while she was especially fired...

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 1:44pm

Rep. Pressley (D-MA) and unions petition for furloughed federal contractor compensation

While the partial U.S. government shutdown is over, at least for now, and checks are being sent to 800,000 government employees, thousands of federal contractors are not expected to get any compensation for the 35-day shutdown. In the House, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) introduced the Fair...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 5:07pm

Twitter reacts to former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz running for President

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said on Sunday that he is "seriously considering" running for president as a “centrist independent” in 2020. “We’re living at a most fragile time,” Schultz said in a 60 Minutes interview with CBS’s Scott Pelley....

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:14pm

Woman shares evidence of relationship with Roy Moore when she was a teenager

A Roy Moore sexual misconduct accuser has come forward to present evidence that the two went out on dates when she was a teenager. Several women have accused U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault and misconduct and Moore has continued to deny the allegations against him and has gone as...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:22pm

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...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:13pm

Did FEMA try to cover up the slow pace of Puerto Rico's recovery?

Vital statistics on Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria are back up after FEMA removed the information from its website on how many people on the island are still without electricity and clean drinking water. President Donald Trump and his administration have been criticized for...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:19am

Trump called Warren 'Pocahontas' (again) in front of Native American CodeTalkers

The “joke” about Pocahontas must’ve been such a big hit at the Trump Thanksgiving table, the president decided to whip it out again this time at an event honoring Native American Code Talkers who served in World War II. Here's the video: Trump calls Elizabeth Warren '...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:13am

California could be split into three separate states

The fate of some pretty powerful women slated to make history is in the hands of the midterm elections. But, the November 6 vote could also decide the fate of one state's entire structure as we know it. A proposal to divide California into three separate states qualified for the ballot...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:24pm

U.S. Representative Pressley demands back pay for low-wage federal contract workers

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) called out President Donald Trump for “devaluing the life of the immigrant, the worker and the survivor” from the House floor on Tuesday, furthering her efforts to pass legislation which would compensate low-wage federal government contract workers who...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 6:08pm

President George HW Bush has died. What is his legacy?

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States who helped bring an end to the Cold War, has died at age 94. He had been struggling with vascular Parkinsonism, a rare from of the neural disease Parkinson's caused by strokes. "Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:34am

In Thanksgiving message, President Trump says he's most thankful for himself

In a Thanksgiving call with members of the military and the media, President Trump said he was most thankful for himself. The president made the call Thursday from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Newsweek noted that when one reporter asked Trump what he was "most thankful for," Trump...

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 5:03pm

The Foreman Forecast: RBG and the GOP

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest person on the United State Supreme Court, fell this week and like those stories of telepathically connected twins, Democrats across America winced. Not just because cracking your ribs at the age of 85 is a serious matter, but also because the incident...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:36pm

First two Native American women elected to Congress

Voters in Kansas and New Mexico elected the first two Native American women to Congress yesterday, both Democrats. By winning in Kansas's 3rd District, Sharice Davids, 37, also became the first openly gay woman elected to the House. An Ivy League-educated attorney, she served as an Obama White...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:52pm

The Foreman Forecast: The charge of the Democrats

Just as I predicted, the midterm election did not produce the “blue wave” Democrats hoped for. While they took control of the US House of Representatives and scored some important wins in state governments, the Republicans also strengthened their hold on the Senate and racked up...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:21pm

Women put 'I Voted' stickers on Susan B. Anthony's grave in honor of Election Day

Merriam-Webster's 2017 word of the year was "feminism," and 2018 is being called the "year of the woman." Or, better yet, year of the women, since a record number of female candidates registered to run for office leading up to the midterm elections. But, until 1920, women...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:59pm

What time do the polls close? A guide by state

Today's midterm elections are expected to reach the highest voter participation in almost 50 years. And, if you didn't vote early this year, it's even easier to get to the polls with discounted rides from services like Uber and Lyft (AKA, there's no excuse to stay home). For...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 2:26pm

Everything you need to know about Jacob Wohl, far-right conspiracy theorist

Breaking out of America's motley cast of far-right political celebrities, 20-year-old Jacob Wohl stepped into the spotlight last week. He was apparently involved in a scheme to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller with fake sexual harassment allegations. But where did he come from? Who is...

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 11:24pm

4 ways to get free or discounted rides to the polls on Tuesday

The midterm elections 2018 are reportedly slated to have the highest voter turnout in almost half a century. And, to ensure that people actually get to the polls, many transportation services will offer discounted rides on Tuesday. Getting to a polling station can be the hardest part on Election...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 2:15pm

Which political tribe do you belong to?

The U.S. midterm elections are coming up and it could easily be assumed that most Americans will vote strictly down party lines: Democratic or Repubican. According to a new study, it’s not that simple. Hidden Tribes, a recent study by More in Common, studies the underlying beliefs that drive...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 4:47pm