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Erin Tiernan

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Trump blames Puerto Rico's poor infrastructure, massive debt for Maria devastation

The President Donald Trump Twitter tore away from calling out NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem to spread some blame on Puerto Rico for the massive destruction it is experiencing in the wake of Hurricane Maria. In his first tweets since last Wednesday about the United States...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:06 PM

Ivanka Trump, Donald Jr. tried to 'bump' Tiffany Trump out of her inheritance

If the older Trump children had their way, half-sister Tiffany Trump, the perpetually “forgotten” child fourth child of President Donald Trump, might have been left out of the inheritance. Newly released archives from the Howard Stern Show reveal conversations the shock jock had over a...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 10:34 AM

President Trump tweet from 2013 says a president shouldn't tell an NFL team what to do

Thanks to the Donald Trump Twitter account, the president is once again eating his words. Doubling down on comments he made at a rally in Alabama on Friday, President Trump on Sunday evening condemned athletes, specifically football players, who engaged in silent protests during the national...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 6:00 PM

Obamas draw cheering crowd in New York as the leave Greenwich Villageapartment

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle drew cheering crowds as they lefts a posh apartment building in Greenwich Village in New York on Sunday. A video shows the former first couple, Michelle dressed in a black dress and Obama in his typical business casual, walking toward a black...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 5:12 PM

Ivanka Trump might have to appear in court over a knock-off sandal

The Ivanka Trump brand is accused of copying the trademark design of a strappy red sandal and the first daughter is trying to use her status in the White House to keep her out of the courtroom. The red suede, flashy fringe and elegant heel of the Wild Thing design by Edgardo Osorio’s shoe...

Friday, September 22, 2017, 6:32 PM

White House staffers are job hunting in hopes of leaving Trump administration

Eight months into a first term rife with the chaos of criminal investigations and high-profile staff shakeups, Trump White House aides are already eyeing their exits. As the one-year mark approaches, White House employees at all levels of the command chain are reaching out to headhunters,...

Friday, September 22, 2017, 12:34 PM

Trump threatens North Korea again, says it will be 'tested like never before'

The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un continued on Friday as the two notoriously thin-skinned rulers continued to lob insults and threaten military action. Trump called Kim a “madman” and said he would be “tested like...

Friday, September 22, 2017, 11:00 AM

Trump and Trump Jr personal legal bills for Russia investigation being paid by his campaign and the RNC

The Russia investigation is costing President Donald Trump hundreds of thousands in legal fees, but it’s his campaign fund and the Republican National Committee (RNC) that are footing the bill — a move legal experts called unprecedented and legally questionable. The RNC confirmed it...

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 4:05 PM

This is what Hurricane Irma did to Trump's real estate in the Caribbean

President Donald Trump’s $17 million beachfront Caribbean mansion survived Hurricane Irma relatively unscathed, its red roofs standing in stark contrast to the toppled buildings littering the rest of St. Martin. St. Martin was 95 percent destroyed after Hurricane Irma tore through on Sept. 6...

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 3:24 PM

Trump's UN speech was nothing but 'the sound of a dog barking' to North Korea

North Korea’s top diplomat compared President Donald Trump’s threats to “totally destroy” his country to the “sound of a dog barking.” In his first address before the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York, Trump made divisive comments about how...

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12:20 PM

This might be what finally brings down Trump: George W. Bush Ethics Chief

Richard Painter, chief White House ethics lawyer under George W. Bush, predicted on Wednesday that “obstruction of justice and the lying” could lead to a Donald Trump impeachment. When asked about a bombshell New York Times report that special counsel Robert Mueller is demanding...

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 11:09 AM

President Trump blocks woman with stage 4 cancer on Twitter after she says Graham Cassidy bill could kill her

As President Donald Trump pushed Republicans to pass the latest version of Obamacare repeal with the Graham Cassidy bill, on Wednesday in Trump Twitter world, he was busy blocking the account of a woman with stage 4 cancer who has spoken out against Republican efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:19 PM

Melania Trump threatens to sue over billboard that she claims made fun of her English

Melania Trump is threatening to sue a Croatian school that used a picture of her to advertise its English classes. At first glance, the billboards seem flattering enough — the feature an image of Melania standing at a podium in front a wavering American flag and the slogan “just...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 4:25 PM

White people are responding to racist trolls online so you don't have to

If you’re a person of color tired of constantly explaining the meaning of “black lives matter” to your white followers on social media, there’s a group of white activists who have launched an online crusade called White Nonsense Roundup that just might be able to help....

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 2:32 PM

Trump definitely didn't coin 'Rocket man' nickname to describe North Korea leader, but somebody did

No, President Donald Trump didn’t coin the Rocket Man nickname for the leader of North Korea —British business magazine The Economist first used the nickname 11 years ago to describe then-North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the father of current leader Kim Jong Un. The cover of the...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11:39 AM

For White House chief of staff John Kelly, the Trump UN speech was a literal facepalm

President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea and referred to the rogue nation’s leader as “rocket man” in a speech before the U.N. Generally Assembly on Tuesday morning, causing White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to literally facepalm. Trump...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 5:30 PM

Oxfam rents President Donald Trump's childhood home for refugees

President Donald Trump’s childhood home had some unusual visitors ahead of his U.N. address this weekend — refugees. International anti-poverty charity Oxfam rented President Trump’s childhood home on Saturday via Airbnb. At $725 a night, organizers said the cost was a small...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 2:53 PM

Donald Trump Jr. gets Secret Service protection back one week after ditching it

Updated Sept. 27, 2017: Donald Trump Jr.’s Secret Service protection has been reactivated just one week after the president’s eldest son kicked them to the curb in favor of more privacy. It’s unclear what prompted Trump Jr. to reinstate his security detail, but CNN reported on...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 12:47 PM

Hillary Clinton says women voted for Trump because their husbands told them to

Hillary Clinton didn’t win over white women in the 2016 election and she’s blaming them for caving to pressure from the men in their lives to vote for Trump instead. Clinton, the first woman to win a major party nomination for president of the United States, has been heralded as a...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 10:28 AM

Hate crimes up 50 percent in Philly, 24 percent in NY since Trump became president

City streets are getting more and more dangerous for minorities in the Trump era as new research shows a dramatic rise in hate crimes in major U.S. cities like Philadelphia and New York. A report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino...

Monday, September 18, 2017, 3:42 PM