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Melissa McCarthy seen on Spicer's motorized podium in an NYC street

Since its debut in 1975, "Saturday Night Live" has been lionized and criticized for defining presidencies. But never before had a press secretary been immortalized until this season: Melissa McCarthy's portrayal of the combative Trump administration flack Sean Spicer has become an...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 2:30pm

All the reasons Trump has given for firing FBI director James Comey

President Trump's Tuesday firing of FBI Director James Comey — the head of the agency conducting an investigation into allegations of his campaign's collusion with Russia to interfere with the 2016 election — has evolved from highly controversial with Democrats and...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 1:44pm

The Foreman Forecast: Jaws V

One of the best lines from the classic movie "Jaws" comes as the sheriff is chumming for the killer shark, which has been snacking on island residents like Snickers bars. Heaving yet another bloody scoop of fish bits off of their trawler, he sees the monster come into view –...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 5:03am

U.S. Senate confirms Trump trade representative ahead of NAFTA talks

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Delays in Senate confirmation of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer more than...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 9:13pm

Gloria Steinem just compared Ivanka Trump's maternity leave policy to Nazi Germany

Ivanka Trump has been touted as an expert on "women's issues" in her father's administration, joining White House meetings and speaking at an international summit alongside Angela — all of which attracted criticism for being self-serving and hypocritical. Her book...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:44pm

Comey committed 'basic atrocities': White House spokeswoman

Yesterday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy White House press secretary, stood in at the daily press briefing for her boss, Sean Spicer, while he was away on Navy Reserve duty. It was a daunting time to dance onto the global stage. The day before, President Trump had fired FBI Director James...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 3:22pm

Russian photographer may have breached Oval Office security

Yesterday, a meeting took place in the Oval Office that would give pause to even the small number of Americans who still don't feel like they're living in a John le Carre spy novel. One day after dismissing FBI Director James Comey, who was heading the investigation into collusion between...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 1:48pm

Kremlin says feels 'cautious optimism' after Trump meeting with Lavrov

The Kremlin feels cautious optimism about the prospects for an improvement in U.S.-Russian relations after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met President Donald Trump in Washington, a Kremlin spokesman said on Thursday. "The conversation itself is extremely positive," Kremlin...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 12:32pm

Senate committee subpoenas former Trump adviser Flynn over Russia

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena on Wednesday demanding documents related to Russia from President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, ramping up its monthslong investigation of Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. In a...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:55pm

FBI chief aimed to expand Russia probe before Trump fired him

FBI Director James Comey, days before President Donald Trump fired him, sought to expand his agency's probe into possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia to sway the 2016 U.S. election, a congressional source said on Wednesday. With the Republican president...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:20pm

FBI Director James Comey has been 'terminated and removed from office'

President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, saying that Comey is incapable of leading the agency. "Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office," a statement tweeted by White House spokesman...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:44pm

Trump changes his Twitter banner twice in one day after being mocked

It didn't seem like the most promising venue for memes, but Monday's Senate committee hearing on Russian influence in the 2016 election provided two of them nevertheless. One of them was former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates owning Sen. Ted Cruz. The other was provided by the...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:43am

Comey may have found out about firing by watching news: Report

Former FBI Director James Comey may have found out that he was fired by President Donald Trump the same way the rest of the world did: from the news. Comey was meeting with FBI agents in Los Angeles Tuesday when the breaking news report came across the TV, an FBI official told ABC News. Comey was...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:44am

The Foreman Forecast: The FBI bye-bye

I knew FBI Director James Comey was doomed the day he announced his findings in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. After scrutinizing thousands of her messages, questioning key players, and having his crack agents analyze the whole shebang, Comey took the extremely unusual step of announcing...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:06am

Anti-Muslim letter targeting Massachusetts politician proves blue states aren’t immune to racial bias

Shrewsbury residents opened their mailboxes on May 1 to find tri-folded letters stuffed inside. Scrawled across them in capital letters was anti-Muslim rhetoric targeting the town’s only Islamic selectman candidate. Police are investigating the “hate-filled” letters, sent just...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 5:00pm

President Trump's 'Muslim ban' reference disappears from his website

Language referring to a "Muslim ban" disappeared from President Donald Trump's campaign website just minutes after a journalist asked about it during Monday's White House press briefing, The Independent reported. ABC News' Cecilia Vega asked White House press secretary Sean...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:02pm

Comey’s findings on forwarded Clinton emails inaccurate: Report

FBI Director James Comey reportedly misstated the severity of the agency’s findings on its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, sources close to the matter told ProPublica. Last October, just days before the presidential election, Comey alerted Congress that Clinton aide Huma...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 1:32pm

Protests set to greet Paul Ryan’s visit to Harlem charter school

House Speaker Paul Ryan should not expect a warm greeting when he visits a Harlem school Tuesday morning. Protests over Ryan’s visit — and the Republican health care bill he spearheaded that is now set for a Senate vote — are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. near Success Academy...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 12:38pm

Women's March stages nationwide protests Monday in today's 'Sign of Resistance'

The International Women’s March made history on Jan. 21 when over 4 million women across the globe stood up for women’s rights. On Monday, organizers of that march challenged supporters to participate in protests and sit-ins to bring further attention to injustices against women....

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 4:45pm

'The President is missing' is trending on Twitter and everyone got excited for a sec

Is the president missing? Dashing the dreams of many in the Twitterverse, the White House is – to our knowledge – aware of President Trump’s whereabouts, but “The President is Missing” has been trending on Twitter, raising the hopes of snarky tweeters. In fact, the...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 3:50pm