Politics

President George HW Bush has died. What is his legacy?

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States who helped bring an end to the Cold War, has died at age 94. He had been struggling with vascular Parkinsonism, a rare from of the neural disease Parkinson's caused by strokes. "Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:34am

In Thanksgiving message, President Trump says he's most thankful for himself

In a Thanksgiving call with members of the military and the media, President Trump said he was most thankful for himself. The president made the call Thursday from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Newsweek noted that when one reporter asked Trump what he was "most thankful for," Trump...

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 5:03pm

The Foreman Forecast: RBG and the GOP

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest person on the United State Supreme Court, fell this week and like those stories of telepathically connected twins, Democrats across America winced. Not just because cracking your ribs at the age of 85 is a serious matter, but also because the incident...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:36pm

First two Native American women elected to Congress

Voters in Kansas and New Mexico elected the first two Native American women to Congress yesterday, both Democrats. By winning in Kansas's 3rd District, Sharice Davids, 37, also became the first openly gay woman elected to the House. An Ivy League-educated attorney, she served as an Obama White...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:52pm

The Foreman Forecast: The charge of the Democrats

Just as I predicted, the midterm election did not produce the “blue wave” Democrats hoped for. While they took control of the US House of Representatives and scored some important wins in state governments, the Republicans also strengthened their hold on the Senate and racked up...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:21pm

Women put 'I Voted' stickers on Susan B. Anthony's grave in honor of Election Day

Merriam-Webster's 2017 word of the year was "feminism," and 2018 is being called the "year of the woman." Or, better yet, year of the women, since a record number of female candidates registered to run for office leading up to the midterm elections. But, until 1920, women...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:59pm

What time do the polls close? A guide by state

Today's midterm elections are expected to reach the highest voter participation in almost 50 years. And, if you didn't vote early this year, it's even easier to get to the polls with discounted rides from services like Uber and Lyft (AKA, there's no excuse to stay home). For...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 2:26pm

Everything you need to know about Jacob Wohl, far-right conspiracy theorist

Breaking out of America's motley cast of far-right political celebrities, 20-year-old Jacob Wohl stepped into the spotlight last week. He was apparently involved in a scheme to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller with fake sexual harassment allegations. But where did he come from? Who is...

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 11:24pm

4 ways to get free or discounted rides to the polls on Tuesday

The midterm elections 2018 are reportedly slated to have the highest voter turnout in almost half a century. And, to ensure that people actually get to the polls, many transportation services will offer discounted rides on Tuesday. Getting to a polling station can be the hardest part on Election...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 2:15pm

Which political tribe do you belong to?

The U.S. midterm elections are coming up and it could easily be assumed that most Americans will vote strictly down party lines: Democratic or Repubican. According to a new study, it’s not that simple. Hidden Tribes, a recent study by More in Common, studies the underlying beliefs that drive...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 4:47pm

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 free rides to...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 5:26pm

Midterm elections: What drives voters to the polls?

With less than one week to go before the U.S. midterm elections, voter enthusiasm is at its highest level during any midterm in nearly five decades. According to a recent study by Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida who studies voter turnout, 45- 50 percent of eligible...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 5:02pm

Kanye West donates $73K to progressive Chicago mayoral candidate

A week after stoking controversy with an erratic Oval Office visit to support President Trump, Kanye West has donated $73,540 to Amara Enyia, a progressive Democrat running for Chicago mayor. Enyia, a 34-year-old municipal consultant who holds a law degree and Ph.D. in educational policy, is part...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 5:41pm

Twitter memes Rickrolled millions to voter registration websites

Political types reacted with alarm at a recent survey that found only 26 percent of millennials definitely plan to vote in the midterm elections. (That compares to 58 percent of voters overall.) While activists and party spokespeople took to the airwaves with ominous warnings and messages about...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 5:19pm

Here is the last day to register to vote in every state

The 2018 midterm elections are less than three weeks away, and voter interest is running unusually high. According to a survey released Sunday by Washington Post-ABC News, 77 percent of registered voters say they'll definitely vote, compared with 65 percent who said the same in a Post-ABC poll...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 3:38pm

Cruz sits in painful silence, struggling to answer easy debate question

Sen. Ted Cruz had some trouble answering the first question at his debate with Rep. Beto O'Rourke last night. It wasn't about how to handle the knotty diplomatic crisis in Saudi Arabia or how to patch the skyrocketing deficit. It was: "Tell us something you’ve done in the last...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 1:40pm

This is when the White House will reveal federal cannabis reform

The White House is planning to tackle federal cannabis reform after the midterm elections, says Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). Rohrabacher told Fox Business last week that Trump has made a "solid commitment" to regulating marijuana. "I have been talking to people inside the White...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:24pm

6 Things to know about Trump protester Sam Spadino

Sam Spadino first made headlines back in June when he interrupted a Duluth, Minnesota Trump rally. The 36-year-old reportedly held up a photo of the president with former friend and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, whom Trump called a "terrific guy" in a 2002 New York...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:01pm

Why did Nikki Haley resign as U.N. ambassador?

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley resigned on Tuesday morning, catching senior White House staff off-guard and leaving pundits speculating about ulterior motives, despite assurances by President Trump and Haley that the move had been planned. Announcing Haley's resignation in a joint photo op on...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 5:43pm

Trump opponents celebrate his Nobel Peace Prize snub

President Trump touted himself for the Nobel Peace Prize after his one-on-one meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which ultimately resulted in no new nuclear disarmament agreements or actions. So his opponents wasted no time breathing a sigh of relief after the prize was announced this...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 9:31pm