Politics

Trump budget would cut fresh fruits and vegetables from food stamp program

President Trump's 2019 budget request would prevent food-stamp recipients from using the program to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, requiring them to receive a box of processed foods instead. White House Office of Management & Budget head Mick Mulvaney called the proposal a "...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:07pm

Omarosa warns America of Mike Pence, says he's worse than Trump

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman went after Vice President Mike Pence during a recent clip of Celebrity Big Brother in which she told her houseguests about how Pence is scarier than President Trump. "Can I just say this? As bad as y’all think Trump is, you would be...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 1:16pm

Trump’s America: Just like old times at the Chaos House

Hey, look who’s back at the White House! It’s our old friend Chaos again! It wasn’t two weeks ago that Donald Trump peered into a teleprompter at a joint session of Congress and said words into a microphone. Actual words. One after another in the order they were written for him...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 4:01pm

The Foreman Forecast: Man of La Manchin

If you look at polls or study social trends, or if you ask any American, you’ll soon know how little faith voters have in the political system these days. Most don’t think the president is doing a good job. Even more don’t trust Congress. And every time some politico starts...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:06am

Trump’s America: What goes up … must come Donald

Live by the Dow. Die by the Dow. In last week’s State of the Union address, Donald Trump crowed loudly about how his soaring stock market “smashed one record after another!” And in fact, during Trump’s first year in office, the Dow Jones industrial average did go up 31.5...

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 5:08pm

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