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Michelle Obama finally reveals the mystery that was Melania's Inauguration Day gift

Picture this: you’re Michelle Obama. It’s Inauguration Day 2017, and you’re getting ready in whatever way you can to pass the torch to the Trumps. You’re waiting anxiously for their arrival, and (oh!) here they come. When Melania walks up in her all-blue trench (or is it a...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 7:24pm

Trump administration let Russian spy chiefs visit with intelligence director

Two Russian spy chiefs traveled to Washington to meet with CIA director Mike Pompeo last week, even though one of them is banned from the U.S. because of sanctions, new reports say. Pompeo met with Sergey Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), and Alexander...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 3:13pm

3 months of Melania's travel cost nearly twice what Michelle Obama spent yearly

In the three months before she moved to the White House, Melania Trump spent $675,000 on trips aboard Air Force jets — more than twice what her predecessor Michelle Obama spent in an average year. The first lady used the jets to take 48 flights after President Trump's inauguration, in...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 5:32pm

Julian Assange messages Sean Hannity imposter, offering 'news' on Democratic senator

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange slithered into the DM's of someone he thought was Sean Hannity on Twitter early Saturday morning, offering "news" he had on Democratic Senator Mark Warner, the Daily Beast reports. On Friday night, Hannity's Twitter account mysteriously went down...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:51pm

Former Arkansas Gov. criticized for joke about Justice Ginsburg skipping SOTU

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest of our current Supreme Court Justices, will not be attending Trump’s State of the Union address tonight. Instead, the 84-year-old, who called the president a "faker" during his campaign run, will be in Rhode Island for her speaking tour,...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:55pm

Trump’s America: The state of the union is … graded on the Trump curve

Tuesday night, with everyone watching, Donald Trump gets to inform the American people — again! — just how brilliantly he is performing as president. And two-thirds of the country won’t believe him, the two-thirds with any heart left and even a couple of brain cells. Why should...

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 6:21pm

Hillary Clinton didn't fire adviser accused of sexual harassment: Report

Hillary Clinton chose not to fire an adviser to her 2008 presidential campaign who was accused of sexual harassment, the New York Times reported Friday. Burns Strider, Clinton's faith adviser, was accused of harassing a younger female aide. Clinton's campaign manager recommended that he be...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 4:13pm

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross keeps falling asleep in meetings: Report

Originally one of President Trump's less unqualified Cabinet hires — with a rare somewhat smooth Senate confirmation — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has turned into a kind of problem child for the Trump administration. There are reports about the 80-year-old former investment mogul...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 2:52pm

The Foreman Forecast: That sucking sound

Every now and then, it happens. A used-car dealer, a realtor or some hack pushing an extended warranty on a food processor sighs and admits, “Yeah, you’re right. This is no good. You shouldn’t be taken in.” And now, a U.S. senator has done the same. West Virginia’s...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 5:00am

Jared Kushner may have been targeted by Chinese spies: Reports

Soon after President Trump took office, presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner was warned by the FBI that he was being targeted by Chinese influence operations — a.k.a. spies. Earlier this month, the "Wall Street Journal" reported that one of those warnings...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:11pm

Trump, Former President of Mexico says he's not paying for your 'f*cking wall'

"Build a wall." By now, we’re used to Trump saying it, chanting it, tweeting it. And something he's been very clear about is that Mexico will pay, one way or another, for its construction. Mexico will pay for the wall! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 4:44pm

Who Is Mike Cernovich?

Mike Cernovich is an online commentator who is one of the most prominent voices of the so-called "alt-right" movement. He started the website Danger & Play to advocate the "men's rights" movement and during the 2016 election became a supporter of Donald Trump and shouty...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 4:39pm

MAP: Which states would be most affected by a government shutdown?

As President Trump reached his first full year in office, the country is also facing its 19th government shutdown in the country’s history. The shutdown has made its way into the work week Monday and is raising a concern among people who are worried about the future of children's...

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 2:04pm

Trump’s America: The world’s greatest dealmaker is otherwise occupied

Schumer insults McConnell. McConnell insults Schumer. Moderate senators from both parties try to hash out a compromise that might reopen the government, while hundreds of thousands of federal workers wait to find out when they’re going back to work. And Donald Trump, the World’s...

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 6:08pm

UPDATE: Did the government shut down?

Maybe you’ve been following the story for a couple days now. Maybe you just heard about it in passing. Either way, you’re probably wondering, did the government shut down? With the expiration of the current short-term spending bill, which keeps the government open and operating,...

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:08am

Hillary Clinton could still become president, law professor says, while internet sighs

There's a scenario in which Hillary Clinton could still become president before the 2020 election, a Harvard Law professor said this week, raising pulses and rolling eyeballs throughout the internet. In the event that President Trump leaves office because of Robert Mueller's findings about...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:38pm

The Foreman Forecast: The word on Trump

Ask any Trump hater coast-to-coast for one word to describe the current president of the United States’ first year in office, and they might well go with “disaster.” In fact, that descriptor was the most common one offered by people in a Quinnipiac University survey earlier this...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 5:02am

Trump’s America: One year down, we’re still standing

There is no wall. Rocket Man hasn’t nuked Los Angeles, and a lot of alarming creatures no longer work in the White House: Michael Flynn, Steve Bannon, Omarosa Manigault. (Quick show of hands: Who misses Omarosa? I didn’t think so.) Thank God for little favors, I say. The DACA kids...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:18pm

What happens during a government shutdown?

What are government shutdowns and what happens during one? You might be about to find out first hand. For the 18th time since 1976, the prospect of a government shutdown loomed over Capitol Hill, as Democrats and Republicans seemed at an impasse over a short-term spending bill to keep the federal...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 3:39pm

Trump: Terror attack could help GOP win 2018 midterm elections

In private, President Trump mused that a terror attack on American soil could help the Republican Party from getting crushed in the 2018 midterm elections. The Washington Post reports there is growing alarm among the GOP party leaders about the prospect of a wipeout in the midterms, as previously...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 2:11pm