Politics

Everything to know about Rachel Mitchell, prosecutor for Kavanaugh hearing

When Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee today about her sexual-assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Republicans on the committee did not ask her questions. Instead, they yielded their time to Rachel Mitchell, who questioned Ford about...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:45pm

Everything to know about Julie Swetnick, third woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Today, Julie Swetnick alleged sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This makes her the third woman to do so and comes just ahead of Thursday's Senate hearing. Ever since the first woman, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, came forward with her own allegations...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 7:44pm

It might be lying and not sexual misconduct that brings down Kavanaugh

By many accounts, embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh did not do himself any favors during his Monday night interview on Fox News. President Trump reportedly said Kavanaugh seemed "weak," and the nominee, who has been accused of committing sexual assault as a teenager, made...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 5:11pm

Biggest spenders in U.S politics have given $55M to help Republicans keep majority

The highest-spending donors in U.S. politics, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have given Republican-allied groups $55 million in the last few months, hoping the GOP will maintain its majority in Congress after the midterm elections. The Adelsons were initially skeptical of...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 8:11pm

Not sure if you're registered to vote? Here's how to check

The midterm elections are on November 6 — and if you didn’t know that, write it down, mark it on your phone calendar, get it tattooed on your body if you have to. With today being National Voter Registration Day in the U.S., we wanted to remind you, dear readers, to register to vote....

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:06pm

#WhyIDidntReport adds fuel to the trailblazing fire that 'Me Too' started

"The courage of survivors will always be stronger than Donald Trump’s misogyny. The lives of survivors will always be more important than Brett Kavanaugh’s career," Alyssa Milano begins an essay published on Vox.com Sunday. She is one of the hundreds of...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:46pm

Everything you need to know about Deborah Ramirez, the latest Kavanaugh accuser

On Sunday, the New Yorker published a report by Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow in which another woman accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Deborah Ramirez said that while they were students at Yale University, Kavanaugh exposed himself to her without her consent. Senate...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:30pm

Omarosa Manigault Newman is coming to Temple University to discuss her new book

Omarosa Manigault Newman is set to come to Temple University in Philly next week. The Apprentice alum will sit down with Temple professor Bryan Monroe and discuss her newly released book Unhinged. The free event will be at Annenberg Hall at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, and is solely for Temple...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:53pm

Could Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court be in jeopardy?

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the United States Supreme Court on September 20, but a new revelation from California Senator Dianne Feinstein might derail that path. Feinstein — and other Democrats – have been highly vocal...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 3:18pm

Who is Julia Salazar? NY candidate claims sexual assault by Netanyahu staffer

Democratic New York State Senate candidate Julia Salazar recently claimed that she was sexually assaulted by David Keyes, a top spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Salazar apparently made the claim to get ahead of a conservative publication's news story that was allegedly...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 2:42pm

Twitter reacts to Betsy DeVos' proposed changes to campus sexual assault rules

On Wednesday, The New York Times revealed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ plans to both boost the rights of college students accused of assault, harassment or rate and reduce the amount of support that colleges and universities must give victims. In addition, Betsy DeVos’ proposal...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:39am

How did Beto O'Rourke get his name?

Beto O'Rourke, the Texas Congressman who is challenging Ted Cruz for his Senate seat this fall, is a rising star in the Democratic Party. In the wake of a viral video in which he explained why it was important for football players to "take a knee," the 45-year-old has pulled within...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 1:59pm

Are flags at half staff for John McCain still?

After Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) died on Saturday, American flags were lowered throughout the nation's capital, which is customary after a top politician passes away while in office. But are flags at half staff still? Not at the White House. On Monday, the flags at the White House flew at full...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 4:05pm

Why was John Brennan's security clearance revoked, and what does it mean?

Yesterday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that President Trump was revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan. Because Brennan has been a frequent critic of Trump, it was criticized as retaliatory and a violation of free speech. Who is John Brennan?...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:39pm

Did Omarosa commit a crime by secretly recording White House meetings?

Former White House official (and "Apprentice" star) Omarosa Manigault Newman has claimed she secretly recorded President Trump and chief of staff John Kelly during White House meetings. Shocking political observers, she said that recorded her firing by Kelly in the White House Situation...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 4:38pm

Who is Devin Nunes, and why is he in the news right now?

Devin Nunes, the Republican chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is back at the forefront of news about the Russia investigation. He had previously been accused of obstructing his own committee's investigation into the Russia matter in order to protect the president. This week, he made...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 3:02pm

Will Paul Ryan run for president in 2020?

When Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced he wouldn't run for re-election this fall, it surprised some (who saw him as a next-generation party leader) but didn't exactly shock others (amid predictions of a Democratic takeover of Congress in the midterms, the unfolding of the...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 9:18pm

Rod Rosenstein: What you need to know about the official overseeing the Russia probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is never far from the headlines these days, largely because of President Trump's Twitter feed and his role overseeing the special counsel's Russia investigation. He'll likely take center stage again in the next few months, as Robert Mueller's...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 3:42pm

Jeff Sessions just created a 'Religious Liberty Task Force,' which he'll lead

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the formation of a "religious liberty task force" today, which some say will encourage discrimination against LGBT people and women. Sessions made the announcement during the Justice Department's "religious liberty summit." He said...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 5:18pm

UN group trolls US and Israel by selecting Palestine as its leader

A UN group of developing nations has thumbed its nose at the U.S. and Israel by selecting the observer state of Palestine as its leader. The UN's Group of 77 — which now includes 138 nations and spans 80 percent of the world's population — was formed in 1964 to advocate for the...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:42pm