Politics

Melania and Barron move into White House

Melania and Barron are in the White House. The first lady and first son moved into the White House Sunday after spending the first four months of Donald Trump’s presidency at their former residence at Trump Tower in New York City. Melania Trump announced the move herself via her @FLOTUS...

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 11:26pm

Feinstein calls for Congressional investigation into whether Loretta Lynchcovered for Clinton campaign

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday that Congress needs to investigate whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch covered for Hillary Clinton’s campaign when she asked ex-FBI Director James Comey to call the probe into Clinton’s email use a “matter” instead of an...

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 10:38pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to face questions on Comey firing, Russia

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face questions about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and undeclared meetings with Russian officials at a U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday, though it was unclear whether he would testify in public or in private. Sessions, an early and ardent supporter of U.S...

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 10:01pm

Los Angeles replaces its gay pride parade with 'resist' march

Members of the Los Angeles-area gay community were expected to walk en masse through the city on Sunday in a so-called Resist March against President Donald Trump, an event taking the place of the annual pride parade. Organizers of the Resist March say the 3-mile (4.8km) walk will begin in...

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 5:12pm

Ex-US attorney says 'absolutely evidence' to begin obstruction case against Trump

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said there is “absolutely evidence to begin a case” for obstruction of justice against President Donald Trump and his firing of ex-FBI Director James Comey. Bharara, who was fired from his post as a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York...

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 3:53pm

Britain, U.S. deny that Trump state visit delayed

Prime Minister Theresa May's office said on Sunday there had been no change to plans for U.S. President Donald Trump's to come to Britain on a state visit, after the Guardian newspaper reported the trip had been postponed. The paper, citing an unidentified adviser at May's Downing...

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 1:29pm

Trump targets migrants who were given reprieves from deportation by Obama

In September 2014, Gilberto Velasquez, a 38-year-old house painter from El Salvador, received life-changing news: The U.S. government had decided to shelve its deportation action against him. The move was part of a policy change initiated by then-President Barack Obama in 2011 to pull back from...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:57pm

Trump says Comey not telling truth, willing to respond under oath

President Donald Trump on Friday denied that he tried to block an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, effectively accusing James Comey, the FBI's former director, of lying under oath to Congress. Comey delivered scathing remarks about the president on...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:38pm

Despite Trump vow to end catch and release, he is still freeing thousands of migrants

Standing on the bluffs of Roma, Texas on a May afternoon two border patrol agents look out over the meandering Rio Grande River that separates Mexico from the United States and recall a time when the scene was far less tranquil. Last fall, during the waning months of the Obama administration,...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:31pm

What is Watergate?

Amid reports that President Trump's ethical dealings in office stink more than a mosh pit at Burning Man at high noon, impeachment talk hangs in the air. And one analogy keeps coming up more than any other: Watergate. So what is Watergate? Shorthand for the biggest presidential scandal in...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 4:00pm

Chelsea Manning thanks Obama in first TV interview after release

Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in prison for leaking classified data, tearfully thanked former President Barack Obama for granting her clemency. In excerpts of an interview aired on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday, Manning said she...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:56pm

This physical resemblance makes Ivanka Trump yuge in China

Yuge in China is the new Big in Japan, as least where Ivanka Trump is concerned. Among the Chinese public, President Trump's poised and plasticine-calm daughter is considered something beyond a role model and a bit closer to a goddess, an emblem of physical perfection and professional...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:03pm

The Foreman Forecast: Covfefes all around!

I’ve watched a lot of Congressional hearings in my life, and most are about as exciting as a dusty painting of the Founding Fathers contemplating a parchment. But I must doff my powdered wig to the Senate Intelligence Committee – because the testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 5:06am

No, John McCain didn't have a stroke during the James Comey hearing, he was just tired

When the questioning was handed off to Arizona Sen. John McCain during former FBI Director James Comey’s hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, things got a little confusing. McCain’s hard-to-follow line of questions focused on the investigation into...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:29pm

Will Senate Republicans repeal Obamacare when nobody's looking?

Some opponents of the American Health Care Act are sounding the alarm over social media, worried that the Senate may pass the bill under cover of night (or the hue and tweetstorms) surrounding President Trump's Russia scandal. Earlier this month, several senators said it was unlikely they'...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 5:43pm

I don't have bad days because I'm not a woman: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin does not have “bad days,” because he is “not a woman.” He also prefers not to shower next to a gay man so as not to “provoke him.” Basically, Putin will never bleed out of his “wherever," and he thinks he’s...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 5:13pm

Kamala Harris interrupted repeatedly during Senate hearing, and many saw sexism

Yesterday, the Senate took mansplaining to the next level: manshushing. During yesterday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, freshman Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was questioning Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about Russian involvement in the 2016 election when she was repeatedly...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 3:28pm

North Korea: US leaving Paris agreement 'selfish,' 'silly'

North Korea, one of the most diplomatically isolated countries, called President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord “selfish,” “short-sighted and silly.” Pyongyang issued a statement through its official news agency KCNA on Tuesday calling...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 3:20pm

BREAKING: James Comey says Trump fired him for his handling of Russia investigation

Update 2:37 a.m. June 8, 2017: President Donald Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, addressed reporters Thursday following testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey. Kasowitz opened by saying Comey "admitted there is no evidence" that Russian interference had affected votes or that...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 3:14pm

The cool way one travel company is reacting to the Paris accord withdrawal

Planning a summer vacation but feeling pretty lousy about the whole U.S. withdrawing from the Paris accord thing? You’re not alone. And renowned tour company Intrepid Travel is standing with you, making it a smart option for eco-conscious travelers booking in solidarity with protecting...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 2:40pm