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Erin Tiernan

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FBI raids home of Manafort, Trump ex-campaign chairman, in Russia investigation

The FBI reportedly raided the home of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort last month, seizing documents and other materials. Agents allegedly entered Manafort’s home in Alexandria, Virginia before dawn on July 26 in connection with the special counsel...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 11:30 AM

Trump shares article citing anonymous sources hours after condemning them

President Donald Trump hates leakers in the White House — unless those leakers are pedaling stories to the news media that Trump wants to hear. Hours after condemning a New York Times report for citing “non-existent sources” in a story about a potential Republican shadow campaign...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 2:20 AM

Trump hasn't commented on Minnesota mosque bombing because hate crime could have been 'faked'

President Donald Trump still has not condemned the bombing of a Minnesota mosque that occurred this weekend, and one of Trump’s top advisers suggested his silence has to do with concerns the bombing could have been a faked hate crime “propagated by the left.” In an interview on...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 6:46 PM

Damning climate change report leaked amid fears Trump administration could suppress it

President Donald Trump has spent the first six months of his presidency pushing back against evidence that human activity accelerates climate change, and government scientists worry his administration could try to suppress a study that offers pretty irrefutable evidence to the contrary. The 545-...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 2:53 PM

Rape apologist or researcher? Professor says sex in a blackout isn't always rape

If you consent to having sex, but in the morning you don’t remember giving consent, is that rape? Clinical researcher and psychologist Kim Fromme says maybe not. Consent, Fromme told Buzzfeed News in a recent interview, is all about permission, and she says drunk people can be perfectly...

Monday, August 7, 2017, 7:14 PM

Trump Twitter definitely not on vacation in first days of president's 17-day getaway

Three days into his first extended getaway as president, Donald Trump wanted to tell everyone he’s not really vacation — and if we’re counting tweets, POTUS has certainly been keeping busy. Trump is spending a full 17 days at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf resort and since...

Monday, August 7, 2017, 4:45 PM

Mike Pence isn't running for president in 2020, or is he?

Mike Pence wants you to know he’s not planning on running for president in 2020, after a New York Times article speculated on the vice president’s Oval Office aspirations. The article suggested a Republican “shadow” campaign in favor of a Pence candidacy in 2020 was taking...

Monday, August 7, 2017, 12:05 PM

Ice Cube has a lot of feelings about Lara Trump’s ‘Real News’ Facebook broadcasts

It’s no secret President Donald Trump hates “fake news” and he’s enlisted his family to start posting pro-Trump “real news” broadcasts via Facebook, and in case you were wondering, Ice Cube is really pissed off about it. The videos, hosted by Trump daughter-in-...

Friday, August 4, 2017, 12:17 PM

Secret Service kicked to the curb over Trump Tower lease dispute

The Secret Service has been kicked to the curb — literally — by the very people it’s supposed to be protecting. A lease dispute between the government and President Donald Trump’s company has forced the agency to vacate its Trump Tower command post, where it had been set up...

Friday, August 4, 2017, 10:11 AM

Trump staff shake-up might not be over yet

President Donald Trump claims the White House is not in “chaos,” but his administration has been marred by staff shake-ups, or at least rumors of staff shake ups, almost since Day 1. The rumors came to ahead two weeks ago with the long-expected resignation of White House Press...

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:37 PM

Trump tweets about Obamas vacations show a double standard

Before he was president, Donald Trump’s favorite pastime was mocking then-President Barack Obama for taking vacations, and now the newly minted President Trump is preparing for a vacation of his own. On Friday, Trump will head off to his luxury New Jersey golf course for 17 days of rest...

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 4:14 PM

Michelle Carter sentenced to 15 months, but won't see jail time until after appeals

Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman found guilty of coercing her boyfriend to commit suicide via text messages and phone calls, has been sentenced to two and a half years Thursday, but there’s a chance she won’t spend any time at all behind bars. Convicted of involuntary...

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 4:03 PM

Trump Cabinet members attending weekly Bible study with conservative minister

After more than 100 years of separation of church and state, God is edging his way into the White House in the form of weekly Bible study meetings with top members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. Lead by ex-NBA player turned conservative minister Ralph Drollinger, some of the most...

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 12:54 PM

NYPD makes the most pathetic drug bust ever and Twitter can't even

In a city where gangs still run city blocks and up to 10 percent of the population is using drugs at any given time, it makes sense for the New York Police Department to have a tough-on-crime mentality. Drug busts grab headlines when kilos of crack and heroin are taken off the streets and gang...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 6:13 PM

Coast Guard official says he will not 'turn back' on transgender servicemembers

The head of the U.S. Coast Guard is challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people from serving in the military and is sending a message of support for “out” service members. “I will not turn my back. We have made an investment in you and you have made an...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 5:33 PM

Norwegian nationalist group confuses empty bus seats for burqa-clad women, it gets racist

A Facebook group for a Norweigan anti-immigrant group was widely ridiculed after members confused six empty bus seats for a group of women wearing burqas in Oslo, but one man said it was all just a social experiment. Johan Slåttavik posted the photo of the empty bus seats to the Facebook group...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 4:34 PM

NASA is hiring someone to help protect the planet from aliens

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Men In Black” and thought you have what it takes to protect the planet from unwanted alien life forms, then NASA has the job for you. NASA is looking to hire a planetary protection officer to keep the planet safe from any potential extraterrestrial...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 3:31 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Trump ready for war with North Korea over missileprogram

President Donald Trump is ready to go to war with North Korea over the rogue nation’s missile program if it continues to try to hit America, Sen. Lindsey Graham said. “He’s not going to allow — President Trump — the ability of this madman to have a missile to hit...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 2:01 PM

Will Trump be impeached for obstruction of justice?

Just as obstruction of justice charges against President Donald Trump for firing ex-FBI Director James Comey started to fade, the president is once again facing allegations that could earn him criminal charges. But will Trump be impeached for them? The president allegedly “personally...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 12:44 PM

Facebook just proved all your worst nightmares about robots, AI

Don’t even bother trying to sleep tonight because Facebook already made all your nightmares come true when two of its robots went rogue, started communicating in their own made-up language and started defying commands. The robots were actually “chatbots” being used in an...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 6:00 PM