Politics

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

Why can't anyone in the Trump administration dress themselves?

Stick a pin in Russia talking nukes and the growing crisis in Syria. We must pause to ask another urgent question: Why can't anyone in the Trump administration dress themselves? OK, that's harsh. And technically inaccurate. So: Why is almost every single senior person in the Trump...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 3:35pm

Who will be the next Speaker of the House?

On Wednesday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced he would not run for re-election to Congress in November. Although Ryan said he was not resigning and would serve until his term ends in January (at least for now), speculation about who'll win the battle to replace him as Speaker...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:13pm

Did Malia Obama actually claim white people will be 'blended out' by the time she's 30?

According to a new meme, Malia Obama, the former first daughter and current college student, said that white people will be "blended out" of society in the next decade. But is it true or fake? Superimposed on a photo of Malia, the quote goes: "White people are so 1960’s....

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:34pm

Zuckerberg testimony good for Facebook stock — and some members of Congress

Facebook stock closed sharply up on Tuesday, as Congressional testimony by CEO Mark Zuckerberg hadn't caused any major Maalox moments by the time the bell rang — giving at least 28 lawmakers a financial reason to celebrate. Largely faced with scripted questions from lawmakers who could...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:52pm

Meet Ricky Vaughn, the white nationalist pro-Trump Twitter troll

One of President Trump's biggest white nationalist Twitter boosters — who spread anti-Semitic and racist views and nicknamed himself after Charlie Sheen's character in "Major League" — has been revealed to be a 28-year-old Manhattanite in the finance industry. During...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 3:14pm

Trump’s America: Prepping the prez for Mueller’s perjury trap

Metro columnist Ellis Henican imagines a possible conversation between President Donald Trump and his attorney Ty Cobb as the two prepare for the president to face an interrogation from special counsel Robert Mueller. Attorney Ty Cobb: Special counsels don’t invite people over just...

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 4:39pm

You can now play Trump Cabinet Bingo

The Trump administration is known for its revolving door: More than three dozen Cabinet members and senior aides hired or nominated by Trump have departed his presidential orbit. (And that's not even counting Trump's firings of people he inherited, like James Comey and Sally Yates.)...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 2:15pm

The Foreman Forecast: DC’s Stingray swarm

The question from Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden seemed harmless. He asked the Homeland Security crew if they had noticed, by chance, any foreign operators using super-secret devices to spy on cell phones around the nation’s capital. Then the answer came back — well,...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 5:04am

Fake news stories may have cost Hillary Clinton this many Obama voters

Fake news may have been enough to swing the 2016 presidential election, depressing Democratic turnout for Hillary Clinton by about 4 percent, a new study suggests. Democratic strategists have wondered why a chunk of 2012 Obama voters defected from the Democrats in November 2016. An analysis by...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 5:23pm

Trump’s America: Happy Easter, you losers!

Christ has died, Christ has risen — Donald Trump is going to insult again. What? You thought that Easter, the holiest day of the Christian calendar, might soften the heart of America’s insult-spewing president? Then, you probably also believe in the Easter Bunny! Anyone hoping for a...

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 6:26pm

Who will replace Hope Hicks? Speculation heats up

The White House communications director used to be fairly obscure to the public, a largely behind-the-scenes operator who ceded the roles of public face and headline machine to the press secretary. No longer. Like so many other elements of the Trump administration, the comings and goings of...

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 5:13pm

1 month after announcing Congress run, 'Clueless' actress Stacey Dash says never mind

Stacey Dash, best known for her role as Dionne Davenport in the 1995 comedy "Clueless," announced she was running for Congress last month. The official paperwork was signed on Feb. 26 — she planned on being a Republican representative for California’s 44th ...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 5:07pm

Will Trump win in 2020? Most Americans don't think so

More than half of Americans think President Trump won't be re-elected in 2020, a new poll shows. But President Obama faced the same numbers at an equivalent point in his presidency. In the CNN survey, 54 percent of respondents said they thought voters would give Trump the boot after his first...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 4:56pm

Sarah Jessica Parker has thoughts on Cynthia Nixon's gubernatorial bid

A message approved by Sarah Jessica Parker herself: SJP has taken to Instagram to officially endorse Cynthia Nixon for governor. Grool! The Divorce star took to Instagram to announce the news, writing that Nixon has her “love, support and vote.” She continued, “A mother, an...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 1:51pm

Kellyanne Conway's husband is going on an anti-Trump Twitter spree

The husband of presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway has gone on a full-blast Twitter offensive — against his wife's boss, President Trump. George Conway has sent nearly 100 tweets critical of Trump in the last month. He has only tweeted about 500 times in the six-year history of...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 3:47pm

Who is Ken Isaacs, President Trump's nominee to the UN?

President Trump has attracted criticism with his nominee to head the United Nations' migrant relief organization, Ken Isaacs, as reporters have uncovered tweets by Isaacs expressing anti-Muslim views and support of conspiracy theories. Who is Ken Isaacs? Ken Isaacs is a vice president at...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 5:20pm

Trump’s America: Please, don’t let Trump be Trump!

Suddenly, the most volatile president in American history is spinning even more wildly out of control, hell-bent on ripping the handcuffs off and turning up the Trumpitude to 11. And you probably thought he was at full blast already. Just wait. Just wait. We’ve arrived at a deeply...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 5:48pm

70 percent of millennial women are Democrats: Survey

A huge gender gap has opened up between the two political parties among millennial voters: 70 percent of women born after 1980 favor Democrats, while only 23 percent identify as Republicans. Millennial men favor Democrats 49 percent to 41 percent. Both sets of data come from a new survey by Pew...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 2:53pm

Trump, 71, and Biden, 75, won't stop talking about beating each other up

Former Vice President Joe Biden stepped up to trash-talk President Trump on Tuesday night, and for a full day, the internet was riveted by a pissing contest between two septuagenarians. At an anti-sexual assault rally at the University of Miami, Biden made the surprising initial volley. "A...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:24pm