Politics

Everything you need to know about John McCain's daughter Meghan

Having taken a seat at the table on "The View" this season, Sen. John McCain's daughter Meghan has become one of the most visible Republican voices on television. As the lone conservative on the show, her views frequently make headlines, as they did on Monday: McCain criticized...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 8:28pm

Trump’s America: WWPD? Fire the House chaplain for a prayer

Holy Mary, Mother of God! What on Earth is Paul Ryan trying to prove? That a Catholic priest can’t minister to people with families? That God-fearing politicians shouldn’t look out for the poor? The outgoing Speaker sure has raised some dicey questions by abruptly dismissing the...

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 6:50pm

All the ways to watch the White House Correspondents Dinner

Any event with a stand-up comedian hosting can be unpredictable, but there’s one thing you can count on during the White House Correspondents Dinner this year: Trump won’t be there. Even if there won’t be any viral moments involving the president during this year’s event, it...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:27pm

What you need to know about new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Former CIA director Mike Pompeo was confirmed as Secretary of State yesterday by a 57-42 Senate vote, one of the narrowest approvals in the history of the gig. Pompeo's nomination looked imperiled earlier in the week because of concerns about his support of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:01pm

Did Jane Goodall compare Donald Trump to a gorilla?

A meme that started making the rounds after French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the White House has people giving a big thumbs up a renowned primatologist. The meme shows President Trump brushing something — likely dandruff — off Macron’s suit along with a Jane...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:35pm

Is Mike Pompeo related to Ellen Pompeo?

It’s been a big year for Donald Trump and Ellen Pompeo. Trump has kept a revolving door on the White House, hiring and firing staffers at a clip that keeps our heads spinning, while Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy fame landed a co-executive producer credit on the Grey’s spinoff...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 11:49am

Is Cynthia Nixon related to Richard Nixon?

Former "Sex and the City" actress, Tony winner and current New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has a politically famous last name. But is she actually part of a political dynasty? Is Cynthia Nixon related to Richard Nixon? The answer is probably good for her political...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:50am

Trump’s America: Let the spouses speak, I say

I have a wife. She has opinions. And sometimes — this part may surprise you — her opinions differ from mine. This can be frustrating for someone like me who enjoys being right all the time. But really, what am I supposed to do? I much prefer the company of people who possess their own...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 6:12pm

Scott 'I need first class' Pruitt flies coach when he's paying for the tickets

Already accused of billing taxpayers for private jets and first-class plane tickets, EPA chief Scott Pruitt flew coach when he had pay for his own tickets instead of using government funds, a new report says. The embattled head of the Environmental Protection Agency claimed he needed to fly first...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:08pm

Is Cynthia Nixon a Democrat?

As Cynthia Nixon kicks off her candidacy for New York governor, the former "Sex and the City" actress has been harshly critical of current Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo. But is Cynthia Nixon a Democrat, or is this just more partisan bickering? "My mother used to say that she grew...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:17pm

Hundreds of celebs and activists announce anti-NRA coalition

Hundreds of celebrities — Jimmy Kimmel, Alec Baldwin and Alyssa Milano, to name a few — are banding together with activists such as Parkland survivor David Hogg and Me Too founder Tarana Burke. Their purpose? To take on the NRA by staging more nationwide demonstrations, pushing for...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:37pm

Greg Pence, Mike Pence's brother, is running for Congress. Here's what you need to know

Vice President Mike Pence's big brother Greg Pence wants to follow his little bro to Washington. The Indiana businessman and former Marine is running for the U.S. House seat from Indiana's District 6, the one held by Mike Pence for 12 years before he became governor. Here's what you...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:42pm

Trump gets dragged for typo in Barbara Bush tribute tweet

The official White House statement on the death of former first lady Barbara Bush contained an unfortunate typo which President Trump then tweeted out, enabling some efficient dragging on Twitter. Although Barbara Bush died yesterday, the statement was dated April 17, 2017. As in last year....

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:14pm

Let the Nikki Haley 2020 rumors begin…

Nikki Haley, the current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and former South Carolina governor, would win a Republican primary against Donald Trump, said "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough today. And with that, speculation about Nikki Haley 2020 is officially underway. It was sparked...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:46pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke claims to be a geologist — a job he's never had

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has claimed more than 40 times to be a geologist — including under oath before Congress — but he has never held that job, according to a new CNN report. Discussing the Trump administration's reduction of Bears Ears National Monument by 85...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 7:25pm

Stormy Daniels reveals sketch of man who threatened her and daughter

At the end of March, Stormy Daniels appeared on a segment of "60 Minutes" and revealed that a man had threatened her and her infant daughter back in 2011: she was to stay mum about the alleged affair she’d had with Trump. And now, the adult film star is coming out with what she says...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 1:33pm

How to get your hands on a copy of the James Comey book tomorrow

The much-talked-about James Comey book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," has made major headlines leading up to its release tomorrow, April 17. In The New York Times’ review of the book, critic Michiko Kakutani states that it "underscores just how outside...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:31pm

This Republican billionaire using his tax breaks to fund Democrats

Boston billionaire Seth Klarman, who previously supported Republicans, will be using his windfall from the GOP tax-cut plan to fund Democratic candidates. “The Republicans in Congress have failed to hold the president accountable and have abandoned their historic beliefs and values,”...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 4:41pm

Sarah Sanders forced to clarify misleading tweet about Syria air strike

On Friday night, less than a week after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected poison gas attack took dozens of lives in Douma, the U.S. — along with British and French allies — launched a missile strike against the country’s chemical weapons facilities. While Trump...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:17am

Trump’s America: Mission creep in the White House

To declare “Mission Accomplished,” don’t you need to know what the mission is? That key step is still noticeably AWOL from Donald Trump’s victory dance on Syria. We’re pulling our troops out … maybe. We’re “establishing a strong deterrent against...

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 5:15pm