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Erin Tiernan

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Did Trump forget about Muslims when he said 'no religion would ever be targeted' at speech before hate group?

While addressing an anti-LGBT hate group on Friday, President Donald Trump claimed religious groups would never be targeted under his administration, but his track record tells a different story. Though it was his fourth time addressing the Family Research Council, an Evangelical organization that...

Friday, October 13, 2017, 4:04 PM

Numbers show gun control laws are working

It’s a familiar narrative by now: a mass shooting shocks the nation, gun control proponents stand on their soapboxes, pro-Second Amendment groups cry about politicizing tragedy, and nothing seems to really happen. With little federal action on gun control, the laws managing access to...

Friday, October 13, 2017, 2:53 PM

Spice up your Halloween decor with these pumpkin carving ideas

Despite the blue skies and 80-degree days, it’s actually fall, which means its time to pull your scarves, leggings and boots out of storage and start transforming your home into Halloween wonderland — on nightmare, the choice is yours. The staple of any self-respecting Halloween...

Friday, October 13, 2017, 9:11 AM

Surprising no one, the NRA is against a bump stock ban after all

It turns out the NRA really isn’t in favor of gun control laws after all, the pro-gun rights organization came out Thursday against legislation that would ban bump stocks — the firearm accessory used by the gunman in the Las Vegas shooting. The Nation Rifle Association’s position...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 5:32 PM

Trump calls ex-CNN pundit fired for using a Nazi salute a 'good man'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday hailed a man who was fired from CNN for tweeting out a Nazi salute earlier this year. During his speech in Pennsylvania, Trump called ex-CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord a “good man.” “Hi, Jeffrey. The great Jeffrey Lord,” Trump said,...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 1:32 PM

Ryan Zinke traveled to Vegas, ski resort, steakhouse on taxpayer dime

Another Trump cabinet official, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, is under investigation for mixing official business with pleasure after it was revealed he attended fundraisers at a weekend ski trip and Alaskan steakhouse. Cabinet officials’ travel has been under scrutiny since now-disgraced...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:41 PM

Zinke says if Confederate monuments removed, Native 'Indians' will complain next

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said if the government caves to leftist demands and has Confederate monuments removed it could lead to a “slippery slope” where next Native Americans will be calling for the removal of statues commemorating leaders who lead violence against their ancestors...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 5:19 PM

Mensa wants to put President Trump and Rex Tillerson IQs to the test

President Donald Trump bragged on Tuesday that he would beat Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in an IQ test and Mensa says it’s time to prove it. Trump challenged Tillerson to a battle of the brains, so to speak, in an interview with Forbes published on Tuesday — Tillerson allegedly...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1:43 PM

Trump might get banned from his own dining room at Mar-a-Lago

From high-priced golf weekends to dining room selfies and not-so-private meetings with dignitaries, President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort has been a constant headache for the Trump administration, but sources say that could change in the upcoming season as White House staff strategizes...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 11:49 AM

Millions of Pornhub users hacked by malware campaign

For more than a year, hackers have been targeting Pornhub visitors with malware that seeks to track victim’s traffic and personal information, according to a new report. The so-called malvertising campaign used ads on the porn site, called KovCoreG, would redirect users to a scam site that...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 10:34 AM

Trump says he and Tillerson will 'have to compare IQ tests' after 'moron'comment

President Donald Trump said he will have to compare IQ tests with Rex Tillerson if the secretary of state really called him a “moron.” “I think it's fake news, but if he did that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win,” Trump...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 10:50 AM

Trump justifies throwing paper towels at Puerto Rican residents

President Donald Trump defended his decision to throw paper towels into a crowd of Puerto Rican residents last Tuesday during his trip to the hurricane-ravaged island. In an interview with Mike Huckabee that aired on the Christian TV network Trinity Broadcasting, Trump justified his paper towel...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 5:27 AM

Did FEMA try to cover up the slow pace of Puerto Rico's recovery?

Vital statistics on Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria are back up after FEMA removed the information from its website on how many people on the island are still without electricity and clean drinking water. President Donald Trump and his administration have been criticized for...

Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:21 PM

'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, 4:07 PM

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, 9:51 AM

NRA comes out in favor of bump stock regulations in latest gun-control twist

In a move supported by the White House and Republican leadership, The NRA on Thursday said it was moving away from its usual staunch pro-Second Amendment stance, saying it is in favor of reviewing the regulations on bump stocks — the firearm accessory used by the gunman in the Las Vegas...

Friday, October 6, 2017, 1:33 AM

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, 5:06 PM

No, the Las Vegas shooting isn't the deadliest in U.S. history

In the days since Stephen Paddock gunned down concert-goers as a sold-out country music festival in Las Vegas, media reports and the public have reminded people over and over again that this, with 59 dead, was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The phrase has been reported over and over...

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 12:09 PM

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, 5:37 PM

Marilou Danley, Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend, back in the US as new details emerge

Marilou Danley, the live-in girlfriend of the Las Vegas mass shooting gunman, Stephen Paddock, is back in the United States and authorities are hoping she can help answer one very important question: why. A motive for the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival that left 59 dead...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 1:56 PM