Politics

Omarosa Manigault Newman is coming to Temple University to discuss her new book

Omarosa Manigault Newman is set to come to Temple University in Philly next week. The Apprentice alum will sit down with Temple professor Bryan Monroe and discuss her newly released book Unhinged. The free event will be at Annenberg Hall at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, and is solely for Temple...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:53pm

Could Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court be in jeopardy?

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the United States Supreme Court on September 20, but a new revelation from California Senator Dianne Feinstein might derail that path. Feinstein — and other Democrats – have been highly vocal...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 3:18pm

Who is Julia Salazar? NY candidate claims sexual assault by Netanyahu staffer

Democratic New York State Senate candidate Julia Salazar recently claimed that she was sexually assaulted by David Keyes, a top spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Salazar apparently made the claim to get ahead of a conservative publication's news story that was allegedly...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 2:42pm

Twitter reacts to Betsy DeVos' proposed changes to campus sexual assault rules

On Wednesday, The New York Times revealed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ plans to both boost the rights of college students accused of assault, harassment or rate and reduce the amount of support that colleges and universities must give victims. In addition, Betsy DeVos’ proposal...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:39am

How did Beto O'Rourke get his name?

Beto O'Rourke, the Texas Congressman who is challenging Ted Cruz for his Senate seat this fall, is a rising star in the Democratic Party. In the wake of a viral video in which he explained why it was important for football players to "take a knee," the 45-year-old has pulled within...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 1:59pm

Are flags at half staff for John McCain still?

After Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) died on Saturday, American flags were lowered throughout the nation's capital, which is customary after a top politician passes away while in office. But are flags at half staff still? Not at the White House. On Monday, the flags at the White House flew at full...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 4:05pm

Lyft to offer 50 percent off rides to polls on Election Day

In 2016, Lyft gave discounted rides to select markets on Election Day. The goal? Get more people to vote. This year's midterm elections — Election Day 2018 — are coming up fast, and another Lyft discount will be at voters' disposal. Earlier this year, if you recall, Lyft gave...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 8:10am

Why was John Brennan's security clearance revoked, and what does it mean?

Yesterday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that President Trump was revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan. Because Brennan has been a frequent critic of Trump, it was criticized as retaliatory and a violation of free speech. Who is John Brennan?...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:39pm

Did Omarosa commit a crime by secretly recording White House meetings?

Former White House official (and "Apprentice" star) Omarosa Manigault Newman has claimed she secretly recorded President Trump and chief of staff John Kelly during White House meetings. Shocking political observers, she said that recorded her firing by Kelly in the White House Situation...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 4:38pm

Who is Devin Nunes, and why is he in the news right now?

Devin Nunes, the Republican chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is back at the forefront of news about the Russia investigation. He had previously been accused of obstructing his own committee's investigation into the Russia matter in order to protect the president. This week, he made...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 3:02pm

Will Paul Ryan run for president in 2020?

When Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced he wouldn't run for re-election this fall, it surprised some (who saw him as a next-generation party leader) but didn't exactly shock others (amid predictions of a Democratic takeover of Congress in the midterms, the unfolding of the...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 9:18pm

Rod Rosenstein: What you need to know about the official overseeing the Russia probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is never far from the headlines these days, largely because of President Trump's Twitter feed and his role overseeing the special counsel's Russia investigation. He'll likely take center stage again in the next few months, as Robert Mueller's...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 3:42pm

Jeff Sessions just created a 'Religious Liberty Task Force,' which he'll lead

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the formation of a "religious liberty task force" today, which some say will encourage discrimination against LGBT people and women. Sessions made the announcement during the Justice Department's "religious liberty summit." He said...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 5:18pm

UN group trolls US and Israel by selecting Palestine as its leader

A UN group of developing nations has thumbed its nose at the U.S. and Israel by selecting the observer state of Palestine as its leader. The UN's Group of 77 — which now includes 138 nations and spans 80 percent of the world's population — was formed in 1964 to advocate for the...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:42pm

Where is Sean Spicer now? Chasing the spotlight, with not much luck

When we last saw Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, he was stumbling out of the gate of a post-Trump career: He had been turned down for a Fox News commentator gig and was having trouble finding guests for a talk-show pilot named Common Ground. Adding to his woes: The buzz on the...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:58pm

Who Is Ann Kirkpatrick? Fox & Friends books wrong guest, and it didn't go well

It was an awkward Monday morning at Fox News Channel after show hosts who intended to interview Ann Kirkpatrick ended up getting an anti-Trump lecture from the wrong guest.  "Yeah, OK, who is this?" asked Fox & Friends First host Rob Schmitt, apparently baffled after introducing...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:57pm

Is Russia a democracy?

In coverage of Russia's interference in the U.S. elections, the country is often called a threat to democracy. At the same time, the country holds presidential elections and citizens are represented by their own in their version of Congress. So what form of government is Russia, technically? Is...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 2:10pm

Does Putin speak English?

President Trump and Vladimir Putin met one-on-one in Helsinki for more than two hours on Monday, more than 30 minutes longer the planned. We may never know exactly what they talked about, because the two men spoke accompanied only by translators, without the aid of an official note taker. But does...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:28pm

What does NATO stand for, and why was it formed?

Political observers expected President Trump to bring drama, even chaos, to this week's NATO summit, and he did not disappoint. Since his candidacy, Trump has complained about the alliance of nations, claiming (untruthfully) that the United States pays 90% of NATO's expenses. Some feared...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 4:11pm

House Republicans approve bill that lets adoption agencies discriminate against LGBTQ parents

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved its 2019 Fiscal Year spending bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, which included a number of amendments related to the family separation crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. But, House Republicans...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 3:34pm