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LGBT rights thrown under the 'religious freedom' bus and Jeff Sessions is driving

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a broad decree which encourages agencies to do as much as possible for people who feel their religious beliefs are being violated. The new Trump administration policy does not name the LGBT community, but many see it as a direct hit against LGBT protections and...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 4:13pm

'The Apprentice' producer says public Trump tapes are just the beginning

Apparently President Donald Trump doesn’t save his inappropriate and offensive remarks for Howard Stern and Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush — a former producer on The Apprentice said Trump made “unfathomably despicable” remarks in filming for the reality show as well....

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 4:07pm

Half of Americans wouldn't spend one shiny nickel to reverse climate change: Survey

Climate change is a problem, but not one we’d pay to fix, said half of Americans surveyed. About 18 percent (one in five) of Americans would be willing to spend at least $100 monthly to reverse damage caused by climate change, according to a new survey from the University of Chicago’s...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 1:47pm

Trump's comment about the 'calm before the storm' has everyone freaking out

While posing for a photo-op with senior military leaders and their spouses on Thursday night, President Donald Trump made an ominous prediction that the gathering could be the “calm before the storm.” “You guys know what this represents?” Trump asked reporters and his...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 9:51am

Trump asks court to drop lawsuit over his transgender military ban

Federal courts are considering blocking President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban and lawyers for the Trump administration are arguing it’s way too early — the Pentagon hasn’t even finalized the details. "That challenge is premature several times over,"...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:07pm

Secret Service claims there are no Mar-a-Lago visitor logs

A Secret Service official is saying there are no logs saying who visiting President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, or as Trump affectionately refers to it, the “Winter White House.” In response to a freedom of information act lawsuit, Special Agent Kim Campbell...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:06pm

Anti-abortion congressman won't seek re-election after asking mistress to get an abortion

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), a congressman who frequently voted to restrict abortion rights, will not run for re-election following reports that he asked his mistress to terminate her pregnancy. A member of the House Pro-Life Caucus, Murphy voted earlier this week to ban abortions after 20 weeks of...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 1:57pm

What Russia investigation? Trump uses national tragedies to shirk deadline, writer says

President Donald Trump has been busy. Two weeks after the hurricane that devastated the U.S. territory Puerto Rico, POTUS finally visited and passed out supplies like paper towels. There was a mass shooting in Las Vegas —another violent tragedy that happens all too often in our country. One...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:33pm

Meet the Democrats who voted for the abortion ban

The House vote approving a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, with a few exceptions mostly, cut along party lines, though three Democrats also said “aye” to the bill that is now headed for the Senate. Illinois Rep. Daniel Lipinski, a co-sponsor of the bill, Texas Rep. Henry...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 5:38pm

IRS awards fraud-prevention contract to Equifax, source of massive data breach

The IRS has signed a fraud-prevention contract with Equifax, the firm that could not prevent one of the biggest security breaches in history, in which hackers compromised their databases and exposed 145.5 million Americans to identity theft. The credit agency was awarded the $7.25 million contract...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:57pm

Warren Buffet, world's second-richest man, says repealing estate tax is a 'terrible mistake'

Warren Buffet, the second-richest man in the world, is calling foul on President Donald Trump’s plan to do away with the estate tax on the wealthiest Americans. The estate tax is levied on property as it passes ownership from a dead person onto their heirs on estates worth more than $5.5...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:51pm

Mark Cuban majorly hints he is 'considering' 2020 run for office

Mark Cuban 2020 might be more of a reality and less of a Michelle Obama 2020 or Oprah Winfrey 2020. The star of the reality show Shark Tank is seriously hinting at a 2020 run for the Oval Office, saying he wouldn’t be “anything like Donald Trump.” “Go get the job done!...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 6:36pm

25 photos of the Obamas on their 25th wedding anniversary

Barack and Michelle Obama (née Robinson) tied the knot on Oct. 3, 1992 and a lot has happened in the quarter century since the Obamas got hitched.   Another year older, but the same phenomenal guy I married nearly 25 years ago. Happy birthday, @BarackObama -- we love you so...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 4:42pm

What House Republican's latest attempt at eroding abortion rights means for women

The Republican-controlled House is expected to pass a bill on Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, though the bill still faces a tough battle in the Senate before it could become law. Special exceptions could be granted in cases of rape and incest, but doctors who perform...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 2:57pm

Trump’s America: In Puerto Rico, stuck on stupid again

Put Honoré in charge! If Donald Trump really wants to rescue the 3.5 million hurricane-ravaged American citizens of Puerto Rico, he needs to dump the rah-rah Homeland Security secretary who sees Washington’s response as a “good-news story” and is “very satisfied” with...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:42pm

Pat Robertson blames Las Vegas shooting on 'disrespect' for Trump, God

Televangelist Pat Robertson told his “700 Club” viewers that “disrespect” for President Donald Trump, the national anthem and God caused the mass shooting in Las Vegas over the weekend that left 59 dead and more than 500 wounded. “Violence in the streets, ladies and...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:31pm

Trump administration might cut programs aimed at preventing domestic terrorism

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is coming under new scrutiny this week in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, as it proposes to cut millions from programs that work to prevent domestic terrorism and prepare local law enforcement to respond. The Las Vegas Police Department has been...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:15pm

NRA delays pro-gun ads after Las Vegas shooting

The NRA is delaying political advertisements set to run in Virginia following the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 59 dead and more than 500 injured. The National Rifle Association, that largest pro-gun lobby in the nation, had slated more $32,000 in advertising to start running on...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 2:31am

Trump told staff to portray him as ‘crazy guy’ to get out of South Korea negotiations

President Trump told his staff to portray him as "crazy" to get him out of a free-trade negotiation with South Korea, Axios reported Sunday. Trump requested the negotiating tactic during a September meeting in the Oval Office with his top trade adviser, Robert Lighthizer, and other White...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 3:39pm

Evan Macy: Football should not offer escape from politics

On Sunday afternoon, the protests continued. And across the country, millions of NFL fans complained that they just want their football back. On both sides of the political spectrum, football fanatics aren't eager to take a dose of politics with their weekly football fix — and it's...

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 2:30pm