Politics

The Foreman Forecast: Just getting started

As the Russia investigation hit its first anniversary this week, President Trump was raging away — tweeting, “Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History … still No Collusion and No Obstruction.” Now, it seems...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 5:02am

Conservatives claim liberals forced them to vote for Donald Trump

As President Trump's objectionable words and deeds continue to pile up on the world stage, a new conspiracy theory is spreading in conservative circles: It's not our fault we support Donald Trump despite his offensive actions — liberals made us do it. In Salon, "Troll Nation...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 3:17pm

The Foreman Forecast: A leak in the house

Traitors. Cowards. Leakers. All three words meant the same thing this week to President Trump as he let fly with a scorching tweet, promising to hunt down anyone in the White House releasing unauthorized information. At the same time, he railed about reporters saying this problem he has...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 5:06am

Trump’s America: So funny America forgot to laugh

Wanna hear a joke about an American hero dying of brain cancer? I didn’t think so. No decent person would. And it would take an even bigger creep to tell a joke like that and, once confronted by the dying man’s distraught family, to refuse to utter a public apology. Welcome to...

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 7:10pm

The Foreman Forecast: Iran, you ran, we ran

When it comes to changing jobs, homes, or social circles, I have a rule: Don’t just run away from something bad — run toward something better. A more promising profession. A more welcoming domicile. Friendlier friends. Sure, it’s fun in a fit of pique to storm off, but that...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 5:01am

The Foreman Forecast: Sex, the AG and the fall

Team Trump went into full celebration mode this week at the resignation of the attorney general of New York. Don Jr. took to Twitter, gleefully ridiculing the sudden demise of Eric Schneiderman’s career. Kellyanne Conway fired out a terse, “Gotcha.” I’ll assume Donald Trump...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 5:00am

What is the Rosenstein memo, and what might we learn if the DOJ releases all of it?

The Justice Department might release portions of the "Rosenstein memo," the August 2017 letter Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote to special counsel Robert Mueller detailing the scope of his investigation into the Trump campaign's potential collusion with Russia during the...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 5:57pm

Michelle Obama 2020? What the former first lady has to say

Much like calls for Oprah 2020, there’s been a motion for another strong, influential woman to lead our nation in the years to come: the former first lady. If you search for Michelle Obama 2020 on Facebook, you get hundreds of pages pledging support with tens of thousands of likes. So,...

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:05am

Trump’s America: Rudy cleans up the cleanup

Why hide? Whatever else might be said of Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor does not suffer from excessive timidity. And there he was again on Sunday, sitting in the glare of television lights, publicly counterpunching on behalf of his latest client, the president of the United States....

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:27pm

The comedians we would like to host next year's White House Correspondents Dinner

Trump supporters and many in the media threw a figurative sh*t-fit this week after comedian Michelle Wolf delivered her scorched earth roast at this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner. Wolf spared no one and held firm speaking truth to power and blasting the Trump administration for...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 4:01pm

Apparently the internet is swooning over Emmanuel Macron's security detail

Who could be more dashing than French President Emmanuel Macron? The suited-and-booted dudes that serve as his protective detail, it seems. (Sit down, Trudeau.) Media types are freaking over pictures of the French version of Secret Service agents that surround Macron. "Armed and dreamy:...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:44pm

The Foreman Forecast: The ‘best’ info?

Like the final player on the losing side of a dodgeball game, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is doing some pretty fancy ducking and diving. Facing a daily barrage of questions from reporters — much of it keyed to President Trump’s shifting versions of the facts — she...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 5:01am

Apparently James Comey sang a Beyoncé song during an FBI briefing

Fired FBI directors — they're just like us! On a press tour for his new book "A Higher Loyalty," James Comey said he wasn't above singing excerpts from Beyoncé's "Lemonade" when the spirit moved him during FBI briefings.  During an interview with PBS...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 5:28pm

Meet Emerdata, the rebranded Cambridge Analytica

Yesterday, it was reported that Cambridge Analytica, the Trump-connected data-mining firm that improperly accessed Facebook data of 87 million people, was shutting down. But "shutting down" may not mean much — many of that company's principal players are associated with a new...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 2:48pm

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