Politics

What you need to know about net neutrality

On Wednesday, an "Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality" was held as the web awaits its fate. Net neutrality is the idea that the internet is truly a free marketplace of ideas. Whether it’s good, bad, #fakenews or a cat video gone viral, anyone is free to join the...

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 12:54am

GOP Rep. Steve King wants to pay for Trump's border wall with Planned Parenthood, food stamps funds

Mexico isn’t paying for President Donald Trump’s border wall, but Republican Rep. Steve King has a plan: use federal money typically earmarked for Planned Parenthood and food stamps to help finance it. On Tuesday, a spending bill hit the House floor that would appropriate $1.6 billion...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:15pm

Joe Scarborough is done with the Republican Party

Joe Scarborough, the conservative voice on MSNBC’s political commentary show “Morning Joe,” which two weeks ago had a very public feud with President Donald Trump, is leaving the Republican Party. “I am a Republican, but I’m not going to be a Republican anymore. I...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:21pm

Ohio councilman's money-saving anti-overdose plan: Just die

Perhaps misinterpreting President Trump's "American carnage" inauguration speech as an objective, an Ohio city councilman who is concerned about the rising cost of lifesaving treatment for opioid overdoses proposed a creative solution last week: Just withhold it. Dan Picard, a city...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:20pm

Joe Biden posed in a lifeguard chair and Twitter went nuts

A nation in withdrawal from Joe Biden memes (and pictures of the former vice president just looking jolly) was sated yesterday, when he had a swimming pool named after him and dutifully provided a cute photo op. On Monday, the swimming pool in Biden's native Wilmington, Delaware, was redubbed...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:18pm

Republican avoids upset as Karen Handel wins in costly Georgia congressional race

Georgia Republican Karen Handel won the most expensive congressional race in history on Tuesday, avoiding a Democratic upset in a race that was widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump. By a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, the former Georgia secretary of state defeated Democrat...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:03am

Supreme Court to decide if gerrymandering is unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether electoral maps drawn deliberately to favor a particular political party, known as gerrymandering, are acceptable under the Constitution in a case that could have huge consequences for American elections. The justices will take up Wisconsin...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:23pm

Witches against Trump? Mass spell planned, Lana del Rey participating

Is there double toil and double trouble for The Donald? A community calling themselves the #magicresistanceis planning a mass spell "to bind Donald Trump and all those who abet him." The Facebook group explained what binding is and how it would apply to the object of the spell, the...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:21pm

The Foreman Forecast: Sessions tips the checkerboard

The most popular bar game by far in D.C. these days is a rollicking contest enjoyed by Democrats, Republicans and agnostics alike. It's called "What Was Trump Thinking?" and it's played almost every day as politicos gather at local watering holes trying to sort out the meaning of...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:02am

Gavin McInnes explains what a Proud Boy is and why porn and wanking are bad

Gavin McInnes, a Canadian writer, actor and comedian who has appeared on Fox News and The Blaze, and his posse of Proud Boys faced protestors at NYU last week during what was supposed to be a speaking engagement and Q&A by the conservative comedian and podcaster. A student group, NYU Anti-...

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 7:04pm

US State Department approves $750 million Saudi training program sale

The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of $750 million worth of military training and support to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Monday, part of a $110 billion arms deal U.S. President Donald Trump sealed with the kingdom in May. The sale would include continuing a "...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 9:43pm

Trump to lay out plan to privatize air traffic control system

President Donald Trump on Monday will outline a plan to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system, urging Congress to separate it from the Federal Aviation Administration. Trump's Rose Garden announcement on air traffic control is part of a week-long push to publicize his plans to overhaul...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 1:46pm

Trump not planning to invoke executive privilege for Comey testimony: NY Times

U.S. President Donald Trump does not plan to invoke executive privilege as a way to block former FBI Director James Comey from testifying to Congress next week, the New York Times said on Friday citing two unnamed senior administration officials. On Saturday, a White House spokesperson referred a...

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 10:29pm

Dollar wobbles on U.S. political tension, eyes jobs data

The dollar fell broadly on Wednesday, sliding to two-week lows against the yen and a one-week trough versus the euro amid growing political tension in Washington. The greenback in May was on track to post its worst monthly performance against the euro in more than a year, even as the European...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 5:51pm

Massachusetts' traditional town meetings are ideal to build anti-corruption movement, organizers say

When many hear the phrase “campaign finance reform,” they probably think of Bernie Sanders talking about “big money” corrupting politics during his bid for the Democratic nominee for president. Though Sanders didn’t win and a billionaire businessman is currently...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:42am

Michael Flynn is refusing to comply with a Senate subpoena and he could get away with it

Lawyers for Michael Flynn said the ex-national security advisor would not honor a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee that seeks documents related to their investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Washington Post Reported. Senators slapped Flynn with a...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:23pm

Who murdered Seth Rich? More on conspiracy theory

Democratic National Committee staff member Seth Rich was murdered in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C. last July and his death remains a mystery. It was initially hinted that Rich was murdered during a botched robbery, but a retired Washington homicide detective believes that Rich...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 1:27pm

National Women's Political Caucus to convene in Boston this summer

In two months, Boston will host the National Women's Political Caucus Biennial Convention, which will focus training women to run for public office. "It's a huge honor for us," Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Executive Director Sarah McCarthy Welsh wrote in an email to...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:25am

U.S. Senate confirms Trump trade representative ahead of NAFTA talks

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Delays in Senate confirmation of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer more than...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 9:13pm

Is Donald Trump lying about being good at golf?

In 1994, former North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il claimed that he shot a (by far) record of 38-under par, a score of 34 on a par 72 — witnessed by 17 body guards. In that incredible supposed performance, he was said to have made five holes-in-one in the round, also a record. Golf has long...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 12:31pm