Politics

Betsy DeVos, Education Secretary, isn't quite sure how to use a verb

United States Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a product of private schools who advocates moving federal dollars from public to private schools, did not seem to know what a verb was on Tuesday. DeVos tweeted out a graphic, designed like a dictionary entry, which encouraged her audience to “...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 4:17pm

Tillerson not the only one leaving the White House today

Don't everyone rush toward the exits at once. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn't the only member of the the Trump administration departing today: Trump's personal assistant was fired for an "unspecified security issue" this morning, and Tillerson's undersecretary was...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:57pm

Caitlyn Jenner, Kanye, The Rock not the only celebs considering political career

Following the greatest reality show on earth, the 2016 presidential election, there aren’t many things that surprise us anymore. Real estate mogul and reality TV host Donald Trump became No. 45 after beating out a slew of seasoned politicians and other celebrities are having ideations of...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 11:23am

Trump’s America: Uncaged and unhinged! It’s re-election time!

Campaign Donald is uncaged again. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: When was he ever caged? Well, compared to the wild man who turned up over the weekend in Moon Township, Pennsylvania — yes, that’s really the name — the character who’s been seething...

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:27pm

Is Dennis Rodman doing Trump's work for him with Kim Jong Un?

Dennis Rodman has praised President Trump's sudden announcement that he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Normally, that might not be newsworthy. But the former NBA star is one of only two people in the world who've met both Trump and Kim.  “Well done President...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 6:09pm

First Trump, then Ben Carson, now Ryan Zinke drop major dough on office decor

Another one of President Trump's Cabinet members has taken a free-spending approach to taxpayer money on job-related expenses, a new report says. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent $139,000 last year on construction of what a work order calls "Secretary's Door," the Associated...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 5:26pm

Nancy Pelosi donates Speaker's gavel to Smithsonian

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was our nation’s first female Speaker of the House — and so far, she’s the only woman who’s ever been in that role, serving from 2007 to 2011. Pelosi donated her mighty Speaker’s gavel to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 4:16pm

The Foreman Forecast: Speak no evil

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg has greeted a subpoena to testify in the Russia investigation with the kind of diplomatic flair legends are made of. “Screw that,” he told CNN. “Why do I have to go? For what?” Nunberg, who says he has already spent several hours...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 5:05am

The system is broke (that's why you are, too)

It would be easy for any top executive of a fortune 500 company to take advantage of the way our economy favors the ultra rich. But Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes believes that the issue of income inequality in our country is one that needs to be addressed by those who benefit from this “...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:29pm

Conor Lamb: Everything you need to know

Conor Lamb is the Democratic candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania's 18th District. The 33 year old is making news for running an unusually tight race in a traditional Republican district, significantly outraising his GOP opponent in a special election that will be decided on March 13. Who is...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 1:19pm

Trump’s America: How much for that Harley? Way more than it was

Jean-Claude Juncker put it best, with just the right amount of Euro condescension for America’s cloddish president. “We can also do stupid,” the chief of the European Commission said. Juncker is one of many sane people, inside and outside the United States, who are shaking their...

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 5:41pm

Bernie's son, Levi Sanders, is running for office and already making enemies

Bernie Sanders' son, Levi Sanders, just announced he's running for Congress, and he's bringing some familiar-sounding drama to New Hampshire. Levi Sanders, Bernie's son by his former girlfriend, announced his candidacy for the state's First congressional district, and is "...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:19pm

Does Jared Kushner have a security clearance?

The ongoing feud that has pitted Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump against White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reached a fever pitch earlier this week. Kelly reportedly have President Trump a thinly-veiled ultimatum through a suggested demotion of the Jared Kushner security level. So, does Jared...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 2:03pm

Trump supporters are more sensitive to body odor, according to this study

Easily disgusted by the smell of body odor? You’re more likely to be a Trump supporter, according to a recent study from Stockholm University, which examine the connection between sensitivity to different body odors and political attitudes. According to Science Daily, disgust is an essential...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:12pm

HUD official demoted for not overspending on Ben Carson's office decor: Report

A senior HUD official says she was demoted after refusing to illegally exceed the budget to redecorate Secretary Ben Carson's office. Helen Foster filed a complaint with the Office of the Special Counsel, the Guardian reported on Tuesday. In the complaint, Foster said that in January 2017,...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 5:32pm

Stephen Miller falls asleep at White House meeting on school shootings

School shootings might be considered a crisis by much of the American public at the moment, but the issue wasn't enough to hold the attention of Trump adviser Stephen Miller on Monday afternoon, when he seemed to fell asleep during a White House meeting with the nation's governors on the...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:56pm

Michelle Obama to release "deeply personal" memoir in November

We all know the former first lady has those Michelle Obama arms — they’re the arms that kept Barack steady for two presidential terms and pushed us to get active. And now, to get us reading, she’s releasing a memoir entitled, "Becoming." In Feb. 2017, word broke out...

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:53am

Trump’s America: Hotel Hell at Trump’s Tower in Panama

I have seen the future of the Trump presidency. It features an eviction notice, a document shredder and a bunch of agitated people peppering each other with angry insults. Kinda like the White House on a calm day! You’re probably still trying to make sense of Donald Trump’s crazed...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 6:01pm

NRA CEO's really weird conspiracy theory about spanking and the cloud

The CEO of the National Rifle Association is warning conservatives about a bizarre conspiracy theory he holds: Democrats want to create a cloud database about American parents' spanking habits. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland on Thursday, Wayne LaPierre...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 5:32pm

Is China an ally of the U.S.?

The relationship between China and the United States is historically fraught, which means asking is China an ally of the U.S. doesn't always get you a straight answer. There was a time when the two countries were diametrically opposed: in the minds of an older generation, "communist China...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 2:58pm