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Erin Tiernan

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Here's how Trump is rolling back Obama policies on immigration, education and civil rights

As the Trump administration announced on Tuesday it would put an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, the program became the latest target on a hit list of Obama-era programs President Donald Trump has been undoing since taking the Oval Office in January. In undoing his...

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6:26 AM

Hillary Clinton wasn't the only candidate hacked in the 2016 election

When people think of Russia hacking U.S. elections, their minds no doubt turn to the 2016 presidential election, but the country’s meddling may have reached far deeper into the cavities of American democracy than is obvious at first glance. The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 1:10 PM

North Korea's 'pink lady' has been dropping news bombs for four decades

In North Korea, Ri Chun Hee, the country’s most famous news anchor, has been serving up a forecast of bombs, missiles and destruction for four decades and it was her familiar face that went over the air once again to cheerfully announce North Korea’s latest successful nuclear test....

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 12:42 PM

Who are the Dreamers?

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday it plans to end the Obama-era program giving temporary legal immigration status to Dreamers, people who arrived in the U.S. illegally as children. The announcement of the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival leaves an uncertain fate for...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 9:39 PM

DACA supporters hold candlelight vigil at Washington home of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

Dreamers and their supporters held a candlelight vigil outside the Washington home of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump on Monday night in a last-ditch plea for the couple’s help in saving a program that protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children from...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 11:25 AM

Ethics watchdog says Louise Linton, Steven Mnuchin may have used government plane to see eclipse

An ethics watchdog group suspects the trip of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Louise Linton on Monday to Fort Knox was actually an elaborate excuse to go see the Monday’s total solar eclipse. The trip came under scrutiny Tuesday following Linton’s Instagram rant...

Friday, August 25, 2017, 11:33 AM

This app makes it impossible for your boyfriend to ignore your texts — literally

Fed up with your significant other not returning your texts? Well, we’re living in the brave new world that is 2017 and apparently, there’s an app for that: ReplyASAP. Listen, we’ve all felt the frustration, insecurity, whatever… when the person you’re dating just...

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 1:35 PM

Roger Stone: Any politician who votes for Trump impeachment 'would be endangering their own life'

As calls for a President Donald Trump impeachment grow louder, a former Trump campaign advisor who still counsels the president, Roger Stone, predicted violence and civil war should those calls be answered. “The people who are calling for impeachment are the people who didn’t vote for...

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 1:03 PM

Exxon Mobil 'misled' the public on climate change for over 40 years

Exxon Mobil, one of the world’s largest oil companies, made “explicit factual misrepresentations” about the dangers of climate change for 40 years, while simultaneously acknowledging the risks behind closed doors, a new Harvard University study finds. Two Harvard researchers...

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 12:29 PM

White House gets ready to roll out transgender military ban amid pushback

The White House is reportedly getting ready to issue guidelines for President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban despite widespread pushback. The guidance is expected to come out in the coming days and the Pentagon will have six months to enact the ban, according to a Wall Street...

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 11:36 AM

Trump has made over 1,000 false statements since becoming president

Since the day President Donald Trump set foot in the Oval Office he has planted a pasture of untruths that grows bigger with each passing day. Seven months into the job, Trump has spoken a lie a whopping 1,057 times, according to The Washington Post’s fact-checking team. It means the...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 3:01 PM

Trump has a rally planned in Phoenix Tuesday, but mayor says he's not welcome

UPDATE Aug. 22, 2017: Ahead of the President Donald Trump Phoenix rally Tuesday night, Mayor Greg Stanton doubled down on his message that the president is unwelcome in his city. In a strongly worded op-ed published Monday in The Washington Post, Stanton argued Trump's campaign rally was...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 3:01 PM

H.R McMaster sold Trump on plan for Afghanistan with picture of women in miniskirts

Sometimes all it takes is a woman in a short skirt — or at least that’s what it reportedly took to convince President Donald Trump to send more United States troops to fight in Afghanistan. Trump has been musing options on how the U.S. should proceed in the embattled Middle Eastern...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 12:51 PM

Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, speaks out afterMarie Antoinette Instagram moment

Update, Sept. 5: After making headlines for her Marie Antoinette Instagram moment online last month, Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has spoken out publicly for the first time since earning a brutal backlash for chastising a “tax-paying American” who called out...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 11:55 AM

Hillary Clinton's pastor caught plagiarizing portion of new book

Hillary Clinton’s pastor has been caught plagiarizing part of a prayer he sent the ex-presidential candidate the day after she lost the election and later published in a book released last week. The Rev. Bill Shillady said he was “stunned” to learn his prayer, “Sunday is...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 11:02 AM

Trump stares directly into the sun during solar eclipse, Twitter responds

President Donald Trump did exactly what scientists have been warning people not to do for weeks: stare directly at the sun without protective glasses. No word yet on if it’s because he thought the science was “fake news.” As the first family filtered out onto the Truman Balcony...

Monday, August 21, 2017, 5:20 PM

Tiffany Trump starts law school at Georgetown

There will be another Trump in the nation’s capital starting this week — President Donald Trump’s youngest daughter Tiffany Trump started law school at Georgetown University. Georgetown stands all but in the shadow of the White House, which might mean more sightings of the often-...

Monday, August 21, 2017, 2:45 PM

Nobody wants to host events at Trump's resorts anymore

UPDATED Aug. 22, 2017: Another charity announced Tuesday it was nixing plans to hold a fundraiser at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property in Florida next winter, adding to a growing list of charities who have pulled support from Trump businesses following his comments on the fatal...

Monday, August 21, 2017, 2:36 PM

Ivanka Trump learns the definition of shade after she tweets on solar eclipse

Over the weekend it wasn’t President Donald Trump causing a ruckus on Twitter; instead, it was daughter Ivanka Trump catching heat for a tweet she made ahead of Monday’s solar eclipse. The United States will see its first total solar eclipse in 38 years, and first daughter Ivanka Trump...

Monday, August 21, 2017, 12:50 PM

Trump family taking so many trips the Secret Service can't pay its agents

The Secret Service is running out of money and can’t pay hundreds of agents needed to cover President Donald Trump and his large family, largely due to their frequent foreign and domestic travel. Following a chaotic election season, officials were hopeful the agency’s workload would...

Monday, August 21, 2017, 11:55 AM