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What’s the difference between a presidential pardon and commutation, anyway?

In early June, President Donald Trump announced that he was commuting the jail sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother serving life for drug trafficking charges, on the recommendation of reality star Kim Kardashian. Before Johnson walked free, Trump granted a full pardon to...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 6:45pm

Ivanka wants Trump to stop separating families at the border

Ivanka reportedly urged Trump Tuesday night to put an end to separating families at the border of the United States and Mexico. Since his administration implemented a "zero tolerance" policy, there's been a spike in the number of children and their immigrant parents being torn apart...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:21am

Trump White House replaces photos featuring Macron with Kim Jong Un

President Trump has moved North Korean leader Kim Jong Un into the White House. After just one meeting with the dictator, Trump is feeling so good about their relationship that he's hung photos of him and Kim in place of shots featuring his previous BFF, French President Emmanuel Macron....

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 1:12am

President Trump still hasn't acknowledged LGBT Pride Month

For the second year in a row, President Trump has failed to acknowledge June as LGBT Pride Month. Under Presidents Clinton and Obama, that was a tradition. After the Supreme Court declared marriage equality to be the law of the land in 2016, the White House was lit with the colors of the Pride...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 4:37pm

Melania gives Father's Day the cold shoulder, talks immigrant families

First lady Melania Trump sent President Trump no public Father's Day greetings, choosing instead to reinforce one of his misleading talking points about immigrant families. Over the weekend, outrage built around the Trump administration's forced separation of immigrant parents and children...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:11pm

If Melania Trump publicly recognized Donald Trump's birthday, it was with chilly silence

President Trump turned 72 yesterday, but first lady Melania Trump had nothing to say about it, at least on Twitter. Returning to the public eye on June 4 after a weeks-long absence, the first lady was tweeting every weekday, more or less. But her last missive — a shout-out to the Department...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:52pm

Is Sarah Huckabee Sanders going to quit the Trump White House?

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will resign before 2019, a new report says, drawing two non-denial denials from Sanders. Sanders has told friends she's planning to leave the White House at the end of the year, CBS News reported Wednesday, adding that principal deputy press...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 5:17pm

Donald Trump Jr. boasts about the GOP being a Trump cult

In response to a Republican senator's criticism that the GOP has become a cult of Trump, Donald Trump Jr. agreed. "It’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it?" said Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) on Wednesday morning, expressing frustration with the party's unwillingness to...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 4:45pm

Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. Here's which other presidents have won

Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. On Wednesday, Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, lawmakers with the right-wing, populist Progress Party, told a Norwegian news agency that Trump...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 5:56pm

What is Ivanka Trump's net worth?

The net worth of Ivanka Trump has increased this year after it was reported that she and her husband Jared Kushner made at least $82 million in 2017. Although she is an unpaid White House advisor to the president, Ivanka Trump’s net worth has several sources of income including real estate...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 5:56pm

Sleep-deprived Trump revealed truth about visit with North Korea

Speaking to reporters around 4am Tuesday New York time after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a sleepless President Trump said he trusted that Kim would follow through on the agreement he signed to denuclearize (which was a weaker version of agreements Kim had already signed). But if...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 5:33pm

People are confused by Ivanka Trump's Chinese proverb tweet that isn't Chinese

First daughter Ivanka Trump was accused of crimes against philosophy on Tuesday, after she posted a "Chinese proverb" that is not actually Chinese. On the eve of President Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday, Ivanka tweeted, "Those who say it can not...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 4:17pm

So Tiffany Trump is friends with Joe Biden's granddaughter Naomi

The internet is rife with videos of unlikely interspecies friends: A pit bull who adopts an orphaned fawn, for example. To those, add the news that the president's youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, is friends with Naomi Biden, the granddaughter of former Vice President Joe Biden — i.e. No...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 3:47pm

'Fox & Friends' makes Freudian slip, calls Trump a dictator

The president's preferred morning show, "Fox & Friends," called today's summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "a meeting between two dictators." The moment happened on Sunday's edition of the Fox News program, when host Abby Huntsman was...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 5:45pm

Trump keeps ripping up papers that need to be preserved

Future historians will note this was the first presidency to be held together by Scotch tape. President Trump keeps tearing up papers that are required by law to be preserved, a new report says. Under the Presidential Records Act of 1978, the White House is required to keep presidential papers...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 5:05pm

Here's exactly what De Niro said to get bleeped at the Tonys

Robert De Niro got the biggest standing ovation at the Tony Awards on Sunday, and it was with two words: "Fuck Trump." Taking the podium to introduce special award recipient Bruce Springsteen, the acting legend said, "I’m going to say one thing, fuck Trump." As the crowd...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 3:59pm

Trump briefings include a book with 'screen grabs of cable news chyrons’

It's well documented that President Trump doesn't have the patience to absorb a great deal of information, preferring Fox News to policy briefings and 140 characters to careful strategy on highly flammable North Korea. So it follows that the president's briefing book now largely...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:25pm

Trump wishes Pence a happy birthday, but couldn't be bothered to write the post himself

The same day that Vice President Mike Pence reiterated his lock-step devotion to his boss by mirroring his water bottle adjustment, President Trump wished Pence a happy birthday on Twitter — by copying a tweet Ivanka Trump posted. "Happy Birthday to our Vice President Mike Pence!"...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 4:50pm

Giuliani claims Melania 'believes husband' about Trump affair, first lady rebuts comment

Presidential lawyer and headline generator Rudy Giuliani said that first lady Melania Trump "believes her husband" that he didn't have an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, a statement that is inaccurate in two ways, one of which was pointed out by the first lady's office....

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 3:33pm

Ivana Trump is acting like the first lady and launching a campaign against obesity

A month after first lady Melania Trump announced she was launching an initiative (which is traditional), the president's first ex-wife Ivana Trump announced she was doing the same (which is not quite). In a morning press release, Ivana Trump said she would hold a press conference on June 13...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 4:16pm