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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

Your biggest questions about sanctuary cities, answered

As sanctuary cities set up their defenses against the latest round of attacks from the White House, there are still a lot of questions as to what kind of retaliation the Trump administration can take against cities that offer safe harbor to undocumented immigrants.This week Attorney General Jeff...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:20pm

Political corruption in Philadelphia: A brief history

With District Attorney Seth Williams' recent indictment on bribery and extortion charges, Philadelphia is remindedof its long history of crimes and misdemeanors starring its public servants.Last week, Williams pleaded not guiltyto a 23-count indictment that accuses him of trading official favors...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:07pm

Former Christie associates get prison terms for Bridgegate scandal

Two former associates of New Jersey Governor ChrisChristie were sentenced to prison Wednesday for their roles in the "Bridgegate" lane-closure scandal that played a part in torpedoing the Republican's White House ambitions.Bill Baroni, 45, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:48pm

Hillary Clinton resurfaces, encourages Americans to ‘resist, insist, persist, enlist’

Hillary Clinton has returned to politics — or at least talking about the current state of it in President Trump’s America.Giving the keynote speech at the Professional BusinessWomen of Californiaannual conference in San Francisco Tuesday, Clinton, who has mostly been laying low since losing to...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:03am

Trump's new climate change policy: Will the EPA still protect the environment?

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday dramatically undoing many of the nation'sclimate-change regulations that former President Barack Obama had implemented or supported. The previous measures had promoted clean energy and worked to reduce carbon emissions.The new Trump...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:57am

GOP vows to try again on Obamacare repeal

House Republican leaders said on Tuesday they still intended to repeal and replace Obamacare after their White House-backed bill failed to get enough support and collapsed last week."The fact that our conference is more resolved than ever to repeal this law is very encouraging and we're not going...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:41pm

LIVE STREAM: President Trump signs 'historic' executive order on energy and jobs

The White House announced that President Donald Trump will sign an executive order regarding energy production and job creation."President Donald J. Trump’s Energy Independence Executive Order takes historic steps to lift the restrictions on American energy, reverse government intrusion, and cancel...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:30pm

10 programs that could be saved if Trump golfed less

For the price of President Donald Trump's golf trips, a number of social, cultural and wildlife programs facing cuts under the president's proposed budget plan could be saved.In the 67 days since Trump took office, he's spent a full three weeks away from the White House at one of the luxury...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:53pm

How much are Donald Trump's golf outings costing you?

Despite constant criticisms of ex-President Barack Obama's golfing habits, President Donald Trump has been to one of his organization's golf courses 13 times since taking office nine weeks ago.Of his first 66 days in office, Trump spent a full three weeks at resort properties bearing his family...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:34am

The Foreman Forecast: The enemy in the mirror

For Republicans, this must feel like waking up after a wild weekend party to find yourself surrounded by a sea of empty cups and garbage, some stoner asleep on the kitchen table, and your dad’s car in the swimming pool.In other words, it was fun while it lasted, but now kids it looks like you’ve...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:06pm

Donald Trump bankruptcy: Everything you need to know

For a president who has staked his reputation on the success of his business dealings, Donald Trump’s businesses have filed for bankruptcy more than you might think — six times since 1991.The billionaire businessman has never denied his businesses’ bankruptcies — in fact, on more than one occasion...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:45pm