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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

Petition wants to force Melania Trump out of NYC

Fed up with the price of protecting the first lady in her ritzy Manhattanhigh-rise, taxpayers are urging members of the Senate to force Melania Trump to relocate.Security for the first lady and 10-year-old Barron, who currently reside in the president's Trump Tower, costs on average about $136,000...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 5:39pm

Ivanka Trump's White House role latest in long tradition of presidential nepotism

UPDATE MARCH 30, 2017: President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka will become a federal employee afterall.Though the 35-year-old First Daughter had already revealed she would take a White House office and has applied for security clearance as an informal advisor, the Wednesday announcement is a break...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:06am

What Trump did for the Communist Party USA

There was a time in American history when the fear of communism reached such a fevered pitch of paranoia that it came to be known as the Red Scare.Either by invasion or infiltration, communists planned to take over the United States. There were “Reds under the beds,” argued those who urged Congress...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30am

NY congressman calls Putin 'thief' for stealing Bob Kraft's Super Bowl ring

Tom Brady might have his jersey back, but a New York congressman said it was just the “first step” in getting back another piece of New England Patriots memorabilia: owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring, taken by Vladimir Putin during a meeting in 2005.Kraft showed off the ring while meeting with...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:57am

2016 Presidential Candidates: Where are they now?

After losing a presidential election, candidates oftenuse their high profile in a variety of ways. Some seek office in their home state, others appear ontalk shows, publish books or even join their former opponent's administration — in short, they remain in the public eye.Not so with the 2016...

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 7:16pm

DA probes special election amid reports of 'rampant illegalities'

Arguments and shoving matches at polling places. Election board officials berating voters they disagreed with and even tricking them into casting the wrong vote. Voters who supported certain candidates being denied entry to their polling place.It may sound like a third-world country. But all those...

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 12:20am

Amid Republican opposition, Trump's health care bill pulled from House vote

Friday was the day President Trump had hoped to see his health care plan begin the journey toreplaceObamacare.But given the intense opposition from some House Republicans — whose votes the president desperately needed —The American Health Care Act was pulled from its scheduled vote Friday afternoon...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:31pm

The Foreman Forecast: Trumping truth

Here are three things I believe unequivocally:1) My wife and dog like me even when I am a bonehead. Well, at least the dog.2) Fried foods are an underappreciated cornerstone of civilization and must never be scorned.And 3) The truth matters.I mention that last one because this week Time posted a...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 3:53am

Anti-trans bus tours East Coast cities

Organizations that oppose gay, lesbian and transgender rights are rolling into East Coast cities over the next two weeks on a touring bus. They are spreading a message that being transgender goes against biology, and are hoping to reverse protections and rights transgender people receive.The bright...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 2:59am

How do you filibuster, anyway?

Filibustering can highlight an important issue or delay the vote on a topic, obstructing abill from moving forward, andSenate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York is threatening a filibuster to thwart the confirmation of President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.Just thethreat of...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:56pm

11 Longest filibusters in US history

Democrats are promising to filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination Thursday, as the Senate readies to bring itto a vote.The term filibuster — from a Dutch word meaning "pirate" — is an obstructivetactic used by lawmakers to delay or obstruct avote. In the case of the Democrats, they will...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:09pm

A long list of everyone Donald Trump has sued or threatened to sue

A section in this article has been updated to include recent developments.Long before President Trump battled judges over contentious travel bans, the billionaire-turned-politician often dispatched his lawyers to court to sue cities, real estate developers, palm tree vandalizers, pageant...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:15pm

Boston students and after-school programs would lose in Trump budget cuts, educators say

President Donald Trump's budget proposes big cuts to education spending. In Boston, educators are worried after-school programs and the students who benefit from them will end up being the big losers.During a recent fashion design class at Boston's Bridge to Excellence nonprofit, 8-year-old Alicia...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:50am

Every time Trump's team had contact with Russia

Since before President Trump’s inauguration, the public has seen a steady stream of reports alleging contact between members of his inner circle and the Kremlin. To the intelligence community, it appears as if these campaign and cabinet members may have even colluded with the Russian government to...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:43am

Democrat claims write-in victory in North Philly special election, but no one is conceding

A write-in candidate will be headed to Harrisburg to represent North Philadelphia, but it's still unclear who that will be.The official winner of Tuesday's special election for state representative of the 197th House District won't be determined until Friday, when roughly 92 percent of votes cast...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:10pm

Federal authorities publish list of 'uncooperative' sanctuary cities

Officials are speakingout against an federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement list they say is aimed at shaming communities that identify as sanctuary cities and towns.The 35-page report calls out more than 100communities, including Boston, New York City and Philadelphia, and says they are "...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 4:48pm

State wants more federal dollars for needle exchange programs

Facing a rising tide of opioid overdoses and deaths in Massachusetts, the state Department of Public Health is requesting additional funding from the federal government to add more locations where addicts can obtain clean needles.During testimony on the department's proposed fiscal 2018 budget,...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:07am

Gorsuch says Trump did not ask him to overturn Roe v. Wade

During the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings Tuesday, the Supreme Court nominee told lawmakers President Trump never asked him to overturn Roe v. Wade.On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly vowed to nominate a judge who would overturn the landmark 1973 abortion-rights decision, but Gorsuchdenied...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 9:56pm