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Erin Tiernan

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Trump contradicts earlier tweet, says 401(k)s might be capped after all

President Donald Trump said 401(k) caps are back on the table Wednesday, contradicting his earlier tweet promising there would be no change to retirement savings as Republicans try to figure out a way to pay for sweeping tax cuts. Trump changed his tune when asked about comments by Rep. Keven...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 4:45 PM

Milo Yiannopoulos has a Las Vegas shooting conspiracy theory about Ellen DeGeneres

Milo Yannopoulos, the disgraced ex-Breitbart editor who, before his controversial statements on pedophilia forced him to resign, was a major voice in the alt-right’s leading publication, is dragging Ellen DeGeneres into the growing list of conspiracy theories surrounding the Las Vegas...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 3:21 PM

Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza was a pedophile who thought he was 'saving' children

The shooter who slaughtered 20 first-graders and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, was a pedophile and thought he was “saving” children by murdering them, new FBI documents revealed. A trove of more than 1,500 documents released Tuesday reveal Adam Lanza planned the attack...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 12:25 PM

No one knows how many American women die from childbirth every year

No one knows how many American women die from pregnancy or childbirth every year in the U.S. In fact, data collection is so flawed and under-funded that the federal government hasn’t kept official records on maternal deaths in more than a decade. But even with incomplete data, researchers...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 4:43 PM

Hillary Clinton is in trouble with Fox News for her potty mouth

Hillary Clinton is in trouble with Fox News for daring to utter a curse word on a British late-night TV show. Clinton appeared on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show last Friday during a U.K. tour to promote her book “What Happened,” which details her account of how she fell from ahead...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 12:04 PM

Sen. John McCain hits Trump with thinly-veiled insult about 'draft-dodger'Trump

Sen. John McCain took some thinly-veiled shots at President Donald Trump when he said it was “wrong” that wealthy Americans were able to dodge the draft during the Vietnam War. “One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never ever countenance is that we drafted the...

Monday, October 23, 2017, 1:45 PM

Good luck with retirement — Republicans might cap 401k contributions at $2,400 per year

Republicans are learning that cutting taxes is expensive, and as they try to come up with a way to pay for the largest tax cut in U.S. history, it’s your 401k retirement account that could be on the losing end. The Trump administration and the GOP congressional caucus agree on slashing taxes...

Friday, October 20, 2017, 4:48 PM

Mandalay Bay won't rent room used by gunman in Las Vegas shooting anytime soon

The room rented by the gunman in the Las Vegas shooting at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino won’t be rented out anytime soon, the hotel has said. On Oct. 1, Stephen Paddock used a suite on the 32nd floor of the hotel to gun down 58 people who were attending a country music festival in the...

Friday, October 20, 2017, 1:59 PM

School district apologizing after photo of black child on a leash mistaken for a slavery recreation online

A Massachusetts school district is on the defensive after a photograph of a visit by a Pilgrim reenactor appeared to show a  slavery recreation using a black elementary school student. The photo shows a young black girl on her knees while two white children stand behind her in Colonial-period...

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:53 PM

Tomi Lahren says Trump hugging a flag is #relationshipgoals, Twitter disagrees

The ever-inflammatory Tomi Lahren was back at it on Wednesday when she tweeted out two old photographs on Twitter showing President Donald Trump hugging the American flag. #RelationshipGoals Lahren wrote. The caption? “Find someone who treats you like Trump treats America.” #...

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 3:47 PM

Celebrities join the #MeToo movement

If you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter this week, you’ve probably seen the words Me Too taking over most of your feed. There two little words behind a big movement on social media aimed at drawing attention to the prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual assault against women. The...

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 1:12 PM

Trump offered grieving father of fallen soldier $25,000, but didn't follow through until the media found out

President Donald Trump sent a $25,000 personal check to the father of a fallen U.S. soldier the same day The Washington Post reported he had not followed through with the personal donation he had promised in June. A White House official told The Washington Post a check was in the mail to the...

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 12:12 AM

Trump tells employers they'll never have to worry about providing birth control again

The Trump administration quietly settled more than 13 lawsuits with 74 different employers this week when it promised them they wouldn’t be forced to provide birth control to women who work for them. The move nullifies a battle that has been raging in the courts in the five years since then-...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:38 PM

Will Kamala Harris be the one to take down Trump in 2020?

As the Democratic Party turns its focus to the next presidential election, many think the stage is set for a Kamala Harris 2020 bid for the White House. Parallels between the first-term California Senator and former President Barack Obama, who ran and won the presidency just four years after being...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 2:41 PM

Family of soldier killed in Niger says Trump 'did disrespect' them

President Donald Trump is claiming a Florida congresswoman “fabricated” his remarks when she described a callous conversation between the president and the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed two weeks ago in an ambush in Niger, but the soldier's mother said that Trump...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 11:38 AM

Ivanka Trump works in the White House alright, but what she does is 'a mystery'

Ivanka Trump certainly isn’t shy about the fact that her White House role comes with a certain amount of influence over her father, President Donald Trump, but what she actually does at the White House is kind of a mystery. Speaking on Monday with MSNBC’s Ari Melber, New York...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 5:21 PM

Trump falsely claims Obama didn't call the families of fallen soldiers

Trying to save face as reporters questioned him on why he had not publicly commented on the deadly ambush of four U.S. soldiers in Niger earlier this month, President Donald Trump falsely claimed on Monday that former President Barack Obama didn't call the families of fallen service members....

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 11:03 AM

Man rescued from the Taliban didn't believe Donald Trump is president

When Josh Boyle and his family were rescued from a Taliban-linked group in Afghanistan last week, the Canadian father of three said he thought his captors were joking when they told him Donald Trump was president of the United States. Boyle and his American-born wife, Caitlin Coleman, who was...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 9:48 AM

Trump says 'I hope' Hillary runs in 2020, but could it actually happen?

President Donald Trump thinks he’d win the presidency again in 2020 in a rematch against Hillary Clinton and he hopes he gets the chance to prove it. On Twitter on Monday, Trump welcomed another race between himself and Clinton — one he’s unlikely to get. “I was recently...

Monday, October 16, 2017, 12:23 PM

By writing 2 little words on Twitter, Facebook women bring awareness to sexual assault

Women trying to draw awareness to the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in society have a new rallying cry: Me too. The two little words flooded Facebook and Twitter beginning on Sunday night in posts by women who have been the victims of sexual assault. The movement, sparked by a ...

Monday, October 16, 2017, 11:29 AM