Politics

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

NY State congresswoman Claudia Tenney claims most mass shooters 'end up being Democrats'

New York Republican congresswoman Claudia Tenney claims many people who commit mass shootings are Democrats. Tenney, a congresswoman from Albany, New York made these remarks while speaking on WGDJ radio in Albany. On the program, Tenney was discussing the recent mass shooting that took place at...

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:16pm

FCC head Ajit Pai being investigated for collusion with Sinclair Broadcasting

FCC chairman Ajit Pai, a Trump appointee, is being investigated by the FCC inspector general for possible collusion with Sinclair Broadcasting, a conservative media group that ran pro-Trump programming during the election. Shortly after taking office in February, Pai announced he would overturn...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 4:38pm

Trump's focus for 2018 isn't legislation — it's this

President Trump recently unveiled a $1.4 trillion infrastructure plan and a $4 trillion budget proposal that includes initiatives such as defunding PBS and cutting fresh produce from the food-stamp program. But none of those are his biggest priority for 2018. What is? Twitter. Specifically, "...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 3:28pm

Family Feud: Parents of GOP Senate hopeful donate max to Dem opponent

So, you know when your parents really don’t agree with you? Then, to top it all off, they do something about it? Wisconsin Senate hopeful Kevin Nicholson is a Republican and his parents, according to a Federal Election Commission filing, donated the legal maximum to Democrat Sen. Tammy...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:05pm

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