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Ivanka Trump works in the White House alright, but what she does is 'a mystery'

Ivanka Trump certainly isn’t shy about the fact that her White House role comes with a certain amount of influence over her father, President Donald Trump, but what she actually does at the White House is kind of a mystery. Speaking on Monday with MSNBC’s Ari Melber, New York...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 5:21pm

Trump drops 92 spots on Forbes' list of richest Americans

President Trump has lost $600 million in net worth since last year, according to the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans. He was No. 156 on the list last year; now he's No. 258. The much-discussed (by him) Trump net worth is said to be $3.1 billion. Trump is now tied with Snapchat founder...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 5:13pm

What did Trump tweet today? Rep. Tom Marino is out of the running and more

What did Trump tweet today? Well, that’s a loaded question. The 45th President of the United States has clearly chosen Twitter as his favorite means of communication, with fellow politicians and even other members of the Trump administration finding out about his decisions on the social...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:30am

Trump falsely claims Obama didn't call the families of fallen soldiers

Trying to save face as reporters questioned him on why he had not publicly commented on the deadly ambush of four U.S. soldiers in Niger earlier this month, President Donald Trump falsely claimed on Monday that former President Barack Obama didn't call the families of fallen service members....

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:03am

Jerry Brown spikes Trump tax return bill

Prior to his election, it was made very clear Trump tax returns would not be released, but Democrats haven’t let go of that bone. A bill, passed by Democratic majorities in the California state legislature, would have required public release of tax returns (like the Trump tax returns)...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:56pm

Trump, Ivanka, Melania ignore Tiffany Trump's birthday on Twitter

Poor Tiffany Trump. President Trump's is-she-or-isn't-she-estranged daughter turned 24 on Friday, and her father, stepmother and half-siblings didn't wish her a happy birthday on social media. Newsweek notes that the president has tweeted birthday messages to other family members, and...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:38pm

Trump already plans to choose replacements for two women on Supreme Court

President Trump has predicted he will be able to appoint four Supreme Court justices during his time in office. In February, Trump filled Antonin Scalia’s seat with Neil Gorsuch, after Republicans refused to vote on President Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland. Looking forward, Trump...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 3:30pm

'Apprentice' contestant who accused Trump of sexual assault just subpoenaed him

Before the Russia investigation, then-candidate Donald Trump faced a slew of controversies, including multiple allegations of sexual assault, harassment and rape. Jane Doe, who alleged Trump and Jeffrey Epstein raped her when she was 13, dropped the suit. Others were either dropped or settled years...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 3:18pm

Trump says 'I hope' Hillary runs in 2020, but could it actually happen?

President Donald Trump thinks he’d win the presidency again in 2020 in a rematch against Hillary Clinton and he hopes he gets the chance to prove it. On Twitter on Monday, Trump welcomed another race between himself and Clinton — one he’s unlikely to get. “I was recently...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:23pm

Mike Pence 'wants to hang' gay people, Trump said

President Trump once joked that Vice President Mike Pence wants to hang gay people, according to a new profile of Pence published Monday in the New Yorker. Pence has been criticized for his far-right and homophobic views in the past. In the early '90s, he joined the Indiana Family Institute, a...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:15pm

Trump's attack on birth control coverage

“We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore.” This proclamation was made by President Donald Trump earlier this year. A bold promise directed toward the god-fearing Republican base that was partly responsible for ushering him into the White House...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:49am

Trump’s America: Danger! Danger! Rex Tillerson! Look Out Below!

So has Rex Tillerson been castrated or not? It’s never good when that’s the question people are asking about you. Republican Sen. Bob Corker was the one who first raised this painful possibility, charging that President Donald Trump had “publicly castrated” his own...

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 6:51pm

'Morning Joe' co-host Joe Scarborough officially leaves Republican Party

MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough has officially left the Republican party. The "Morning Joe" anchor tweeted a photo of himself with an elections official in New Canaan, Connecticut on Thursday adding that he became an independent. Actually, that's New...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

Did Trump forget about Muslims when he said 'no religion would ever be targeted' at speech before hate group?

While addressing an anti-LGBT hate group on Friday, President Donald Trump claimed religious groups would never be targeted under his administration, but his track record tells a different story. Though it was his fourth time addressing the Family Research Council, an Evangelical organization that...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:04pm

After ripping kneeling NFL, Trump jokes during military ceremony honoring flag

President Donald Trump raged against NFL players who chose to take a knee during the national anthem, but on Wednesday, Trump joked about a time-honored tradition of the armed forces that is meant to show respect for the American flag. During Trump’s interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 3:31pm

Trump says he 'met with president of the Virgin Islands' (which is him)

President Trump made a rare understatement about the size of his portfolio Friday, when he said during a press conference that he had "met with the president of the Virgin Islands" on a trip to discuss recent hurricane damage. "I will tell you I left Texas and I left Florida and and...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 2:27pm

Top Bush aide tells the GOP 'it's time to panic'

Michael Gerson, a former aide to President George W. Bush and opinion writer for the Washington Post, wrote Friday morning “Republicans, it’s time to panic,” referring to President Trump’s fitness for office. Deputy assistant and director of speechwriting in the Bush...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 2:08pm

White House lawyers eager for Mueller to interview Trump: Report

Donald Trump’s lawyers are open, perhaps eager, to have the president sit down for an interview regarding the Russia investigation with special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a report. A meeting with Mueller could dispel the allegations quicker and give the president another card to...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:36pm

Now Kelly says Trump wants to get rid of all U.S. nuclear weapons

Responding to a report that President Trump wants to dramatically increase the nuclear stockpile, chief of staff John Kelly said that Trump in fact wants to eliminate it altogether. “In spite of what someone reported the other day about President [Trump],” said Kelly during Thursday...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:21pm

Constitution may allow Trump to be impeached just for being unstable, abnormal

With the Russian collusion probe growing daily, along with concerns about President Trump's mental fitness, political observers talk about two ways the Constitution allows him to be removed from office: Impeachment for criminal acts, or removal via the 25th Amendment because of grave disability...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:09pm