Politics

The Foreman Forecast: Party Crasher

Forget all the old litmus tests for Republicans that once determined the merit of candidates; the questions about abortion rights, taxes, and ideology. These days only one question really matters: Are you for or against Donald Trump?   And some of the primary contests leading up to this fall...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 4:30pm

Everything you need to know about Naomi Biden, Joe Biden's granddaughter

Naomi Biden, the 24-year-old granddaughter of former Vice President Joe Biden, became known to internet audiences over the weekend, when President Trump's youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, posted Instagram stories of the pair hanging out together in the Hamptons. What do we know about Naomi...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 3:56pm

So Tiffany Trump is friends with Joe Biden's granddaughter Naomi

The internet is rife with videos of unlikely interspecies friends: A pit bull who adopts an orphaned fawn, for example. To those, add the news that the president's youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, is friends with Naomi Biden, the granddaughter of former Vice President Joe Biden — i.e. No...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 3:47pm

Let’s talk about Justin Trudeau’s eyebrows

Justin Trudeau’s eyebrows took center stage at the G7 Summit on June 9 in Charlevoix, Quebec, when they seemed to be sliding down the Canadian Prime Minister’s face. According to Newsweek, Trudeau was speaking at a press conference with Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, when...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:26am

Women to watch: 9 political candidates who could make history

A record number of women ran for office this year. As of March, a total of 575 declared their run for either the House, Senate or governor, according to Politico. Nearly 75 percent of these candidates were Democrats. Some won their state primaries, others were met with defeat — a few are...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:21pm

Trump once claimed asbestos poisoning is conspiracy; EPA ends evaluations

The EPA will no longer assess the health risks of asbestos in the environment, agency head Scott Pruitt announced this week — three decades after Donald Trump said the push to ban the cancer-causing agent and remove it from buildings was a Mafia-related conspiracy. Asbestos is a fibrous...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:53pm

Mysterious "sonic attacks" have spread to U.S. diplomats in China

Eighteen months after U.S. diplomats in Cuba reported being sickened by mysterious "sonic attacks," resulting in dead-end investigations, similar incidents are being reported by diplomats in China. Several U.S. government personnel have been evacuated from the American Consulate in...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:24pm

Planned Parenthood wants you to troll Pence on his birthday with a donation in his name

By opposing reproductive rights, Vice President Mike Pence is turning out to be a potent fundraiser for reproductive rights through Planned Parenthood. Since 2016, celebrities like Amy Schumer and Mila Kunis have announced they were donating to Planned Parenthood in Pence's name. Now, the...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:24pm

The Foreman Forecast: The President's Perilous Defense

Think of them as political landmines; all those lies, misleading statements, and threats President Trump is spreading around the White House in response to the Russia probe. Sure, they can keep his enemies confused, jumpy, and afraid, but they can also represent a significant peril to the person...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 9:34pm

What role will Dennis Rodman have at the Singapore Summit?

It sounds like a bizarro Disney movie, but it is reality: As recently as March, the only person who'd ever met both President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was flame-tressed, nasally pierced former NBA star Dennis Rodman. Now, the American president is having an unprecedented face-...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 4:30pm

Valedictorian trolls graduation audience, gets Trump fans to cheer for Obama quote

Sometimes heroes wear caps. On Saturday, 18-year-old Ben Bowling gave the valedictory speech at his graduation from Bell County High School in Pineville, Kentucky, and used it to make a point about political tribalism that has gone viral. Bowling faced the audience of students and parents in the...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 3:26pm

Israel Embassy responds to Iranian threat on Twitter with Mean Girls meme

There’s been a lot of tension between Israel and Iran, with the Syrian civil war fueling military conflict (which also involves outside nations such as the U.S.). On May 10, Israel hit dozens of Iranian targets in Syria in response to an alleged Iranian rocket attack on Israeli forces in...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 2:30pm

Can the Constitution be changed?

It has come up with unusual speed and ferocity in the Trump era: What did the Constitutional framers intend? And can the Constitution be changed? The Second Amendment provides the right to bear arms, but the automatic weapons didn't exist in the 18th century — so what does that mean for...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:56pm

Jill Stein is still spending $7 million in recount money: Report

Shortly after the stunning results of the 2016 presidential election, Green Party candidate Jill Stein raised more than $7 million — and liberal hopes — for a swing-state recount. Almost two years later, she's still spending the money, and her office stopped filing FEC reports nine...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:46pm

The Foreman Forecast: Take This Job and …

I've had some bad jobs. I’ve worked on farms where the hours were long, the days hot, and the chores dirty. I’ve stocked shelves and sold toys during the holidays, getting by on three hours of sleep a night to pay for college. I’ve pulled the overnight shift at a convenience...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 3:32pm

Bobby Kennedy: When did he die and how old was he?

Robert "Bobby" Kennedy was President John F. Kennedy's younger brother, whom JFK named U.S. attorney general in 1961. After his brother's assassination in November 1963, Bobby served under President Lyndon B. Johnson for nine months, then won a U.S. Senate seat from New York....

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 4:32pm

It's official: Twitter bots were enough to sway election to Trump

Twitter bots may have been influential enough to sway the 2016 presidential election to Trump, a new economic study says. According to a paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, automated tweets were responsible for adding 3.23 percentage points to the overall vote total for Trump,...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:39pm

Meet Erik Prince, the man who set up the Trump Tower meeting

Over the weekend, the "New York Times" reported that in August 2016, Donald Trump Jr. met at Trump Tower with an Israeli social-media expert and a representative of two wealthy Arab princes about how they could help Trump's presidential campaign. The meeting was set up by Erik Prince...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 6:09pm

How New York's Irish Community is reacting to the abortion referendum

One of the most divisive referenda in Ireland's history has divided New York's tight-knit Irish community — with some ex-pats planning to return to the Emerald Isle to cast their vote on the proposed liberalization of Ireland's abortion laws. Demonstrations from both pro-life and...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 5:54pm

Trump’s America: Shutting the door on gun sanity

Another ten dead by gunfire, and here we go again. This time, the slaughter was outside Houston at Santa Fe High School. And Dan Patrick, the pro-gun lieutenant governor of Texas, had another imbecilic excuse for refusing to do anything about America’s sickness with guns. Guns weren’t...

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 6:08pm