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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been readmitted to a Houston hospital for treatment of a mild case of pneumonia, his second bout of that respiratory illness in three months, but "is going to be fine," his spokesman said on Tuesday. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said the 92-year...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:04am

Melania Trump had to remind the president what to do during the national anthem

Melania Trump has been raising eyebrows since before President Trump took office just a few short months ago. Even before the Donald Trump took the oath of office, the country’s eyes have been on this now-first lady. Some of this attention can’t be helped: She’s only the second...

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 4:08pm

LGBT advocates seek to label opponents as U.S. hate groups

A liberal coalition on Thursday started a campaign to label socially conservative organizations that oppose transgender rights as hate groups, ratcheting up the antagonism between opposing sides on one of America's most contentious debates. The Eliminate Hate Campaign seeks to draw attention...

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 2:21pm

Trump signs order to allow defunding of Planned Parenthood

President Donald Trump quietly signed an order Thursday that allows states to withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. The bill, signed without the usual pomp and circumstance of media cameras, reverses an Obama-era rule barring states from pulling money from...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:30pm

When is the White House correspondents' dinner?

Though at least one guest will be inconspiciuously missing from the crowd this year, members of the media are gearing up for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner this month. The event will take place on April 29, and “The Daily Show’s” Hasan Minhaj will...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:55am

Trump on track to spend more on travel in 1 year than Obama did in 2 terms

Donald Trump’s travel to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida has already cost taxpayers an estimated $21 million, putting the president on pace to spend more in his first year on the job than former President Barack Obama did in his entire eight years in office. The high cost of Trump’s...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:45am

Trump ally Manafort will register as foreign agent, spokesman says

Paul Manafort, who served last year as U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign manager, is planning to register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent, his spokesman said on Wednesday. Manafort's lobbying for a foreign client ended before he began working on Trump's presidential...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:29pm

Charlie Baker is the most popular governor in America – again

Gov. Charlie Baker has reclaimed his title as "Most Popular Governor in America," according to a national poll released Tuesday. The Morning Consult polled 85,000 registered voters across America to evaluate the job performance of their governors from January 2017 through March 2017 to...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:44pm

Feeling uncomfortable about political talk at work?

When the workplace conversation turns to politics, many employees turn away, uncomfortable with engaging in a possible confrontation that has nothing to do with their job. After the presidential election, Alisha Miranda felt extremely uncomfortable at work. She had assumed that most of her co-...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 9:52am

The Foreman Forecast: Nuclear justice

Crawl into your fallout shelter, or duck and cover, or wrap your head in aluminum foil because the fight over the new Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is almost certainly going nuclear.Democrats are hell bent on blocking his confirmation with a filibuster, and Republicans don’t have the 60...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:46pm

Democrats amass support needed to block Trump high court pick's confirmation vote

Democrats on Monday amassed enough support to block a Senate confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, but Republicans vowed to change the Senate rules to ensure the conservative judge gets the lifetime job.As the Judiciary Committee moved toward sending...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 1:58pm

Donald Trump's looks might have made him president, professors suggest

Despite all his fame and fortune, Donald Trump's secret to political success might actually be his looks — or at least that's a conclusion drawn by two university professors.Conservative voters in the U.S., Australia and Europe value good looks in political candidates more than their liberal...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 12:01pm

Guardian Angel bedevils New York politicians

Curtis Sliwa emerged as a controversial figure in New York in the late 1970s as the founder of the Guardian Angels. He has parlayed his success as an activist into a career as a political commentator on television and radio. He took time between his radio shows to speak with Metro New York at the...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 5:00am

George Takei wins April Fools’ with Congress run, sick White House burn

Oh myyy. Everyone fell for George Takei’s genius April Fools’ prank in which he said he was going to run for Congress against embattled California Rep. Devin Nunes.Surely disappointing many potential voters, Takei revealed early Saturday that his announcement was a joke with a photo of himself...

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 12:41pm

Trump’s White House staff are worth how much?!

After 71 days of President Trump draining the swamp, what we’ve found as we get closer to the bottom is money, lots and lots of money — in the financial disclosures of his White House advisers.The ethics filing released Friday night by the White House detailed the assets of nearly 200 Trump...

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 11:39am

Ted Cruz challenged by ex-punk rocker for Senate seat

A punk rocker-turned-congressman from Texas announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat held by RepublicanTedCruzon Friday, making him the first prominent Democrat to challenge the former presidential candidate.Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke, a Spanish-speaking, Irish-American representing a...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:02pm

Remember when Mike Flynn said 'immunity ... means that you have probably committed a crime?'

Then-candidate Donald Trump and Mike Flynn used to leadchants of “Lock her up,” telling potential voters that a presidential candidate under FBI investigation would be very bad.Now, President Trump seems to have found himself in the very pickle jar he accused Hillary Clinton of sitting in.Flynn,...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:14pm

The Foreman Forecast: Ivanka moves in

Ever since the election (for that matter even before), critics have raged about the hopelessly complicated tangle of Donald Trump’s personal, professional, and political lives.They’ve worried about conflicts of interest, influence peddling, and whether he’ll bring the WWE to the Rose Garden. So no...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:12pm

Pence breaks tie in Senate vote on Planned Parenthood funding

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made a rare journey to Capitol Hill on Thursday to break a tie in a Senate vote to roll back federal funding for family planning and reproductive health.In a 51-50 vote, senators advanced a resolution to kill a rule aimed at keeping federal grants flowing to clinics...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:37pm

Senate hearing on Russian ties to 2016 presidential election begins (live stream)

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearings on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election — and possible ties to President Donald Trump are underway.The first began Thursday morning and is set to include interviews with five witnesses, including former NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:34am