Politics

Puerto Rico makes move to cancel $300M contract with Whitefish Energy

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has made the decision to cancel its $300M contract with  Whitefish Energy. The small company was recently hired to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electric grid that was destroyed by Hurricane Maria in September.  When it was announced that...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 3:21pm

Trump Jr. trolls Hillary Clinton on her birthday

Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to take a dig at former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on her birthday, calling her “arrogant” and “entitled” Hillary Clinton celebrated her 70th birthday Thursday and while many people on Twitter sent her happy birthday tweets,...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:34pm

Registered voters see Trump as reckless, dishonest, sensitive: Poll

A greater number of registered voters in the country see President Trump as reckless, dishonest and sensitive, according to a new poll by Politico.  Politico/Morning Consult asked 1988 registered voters how they feel about President Trump.  The voters were asked if certain...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 2:14pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke took $12,000 charter flight home in oil exec’s plane

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke chartered a flight from Las Vegas to a location near his Montana home this summer. Internal documents show that the plane is owned by oil and gas executives. The flight, along with private flights during a trip to the Virgin Islands and a charter to Alaska, could add...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:57pm

Ever lied on your Tinder profile? You could go to jail for that

If you’ve ever lied on your Tinder profile, you could be guilty of more than disappointing many a first date. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act makes it a federal crime to access a computer in a manner that “exceeds authorized access,” but the ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging the...

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 5:27pm

Former president and peanut farmer Jimmy Carter felt the Bern

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter felt the Bern during the Democratic primaries. Carter, a Democrat who served one term as president between 1977 and 1981, revealed he voted for Bernie Sanders over party choice Hillary Clinton during a The New York Times interview with his wife Rosalynn. The...

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 5:07pm

VIDEO: Black protester hugs Nazi during white supremacist event in Florida

A video showing a black protester hugging a Nazi outside of a Richard Spencer event at the University of Florida has gone viral. On Thursday, a man wearing a white T-shirt with swastikas attended a speech for white supremacist Richard Spencer at the Universtiy of Florida. According to the Daily...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 5:11pm

DNC feeling the Bern; Considers resolution urging Sanders, King to run as Dems

After conspiring against Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential primary against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is considering asking the senator from Vermont and another independent, Angus King from Maine, to run as Democrats in 2018....

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 3:54pm

LeBron James wears 'equality' sneakers during season opener

LeBron James made a statement with his footwear during the season opener between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. The NBA superstar wore a pair of black Nike sneakers with the word “equality” emblazoned on the heels with gold stitching. LeBron James has always been...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:50pm

EPA administrator wants to limit grant money used for research

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt says scientists who are on the advisory board who have receives federal grants to conduct research could be removed from their roles in addition to another regulation placed on the amount of funding that goes to scientists for...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:35pm

GOP candiate for Georgia governor announces free 'bump stock giveaway' contest

A Georgia state politician who strongly disagrees with putting a ban on bump stock sales said he would give away one of the attachments to one gun loving individual in a giveaway contest. Georgia senator and GOP candidate for governor Michael Williams posted a statement to his Facebook page saying...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:51pm

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

Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins supports Jemele Hill "100 percent"

It really does feel like free speech is a swinging pendulum sometimes. First, Colin Kaepernick made a quiet protest by taking a knee before 49ers game. Then, the NFL's owners collectively elected not to sign him to any of the league's 32 teams. Then other NFL players stepped up to...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 3:33pm

Malcolm Jenkins on NFL banning protests: 'They can try'

Eagles safeties Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod were on the practice field Tuesday when Roger Goodell sent a memo to NFL teams saying that the league believes "that everyone should stand for the National Anthem." "The controversy over the Anthem is a barrier to having honest...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 3:14pm

Trump attacks ESPN host Jemele Hill on Twitter

On Tuesday, President Trump took to twitter to attack ESPN host Jemele Hill just one day after she was suspended for expressing her thoughts about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. ESPN suspended Jamele Hill for two weeks on Monday because of, according to ESPN,  “a second violation...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:46am

Trump’s America: Worst aim ever in the DC Corral

Another mass murder by gunfire, another paralyzed response from our political class: They’re shooting blanks again in Washington. Donald Trump blames “pure evil,” which is his way of saying there’s nothing anyone can do to try and stop it. On Capitol Hill, the only thing...

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 2:24pm

Half of Americans wouldn't spend one shiny nickel to reverse climate change: Survey

Climate change is a problem, but not one we’d pay to fix, said half of Americans surveyed. About 18 percent (one in five) of Americans would be willing to spend at least $100 monthly to reverse damage caused by climate change, according to a new survey from the University of Chicago’s...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 1:47pm

Hey Cam Newton! ‘It’s funny to hear’ sponsors talk about dropping you

Update Oct. 5, 3 p.m.: Cam Newton is learning there are repercussions to having an archaic sense of humor (we’re being kind). Dannon, the maker of Oikos yogurt, is dropping Newton after the “sexist” remarks the Panthers QB made to a female reporter, the Associated Press...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:27pm

Betting odds on more Donald Trump NFL tweets, future protests

After the madness that was last week on the football field, on Twitter, on cable news and around pro sports in the United States as a whole, there is anticipation that more will follow in NFL's Week 4. Unexpectedly, President Donald Trump's recent words and tweets about football players...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:42pm

Trump says NFL team owners are 'afraid of their players'

President Trump continues to criticize NFL players who take a knee in protest during the national anthem and believes the reason why NFL team owners are not punishing players is because they are afraid of them. During a recent interview with Pete Hegseth from Fox News’s “Fox &...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:32am