Politics

Trump calls for briefing of full Senate, new U.N. sanctions on North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that it may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early as Tuesday. "The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable," Trump told a meeting with the 15...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:11pm

Donald Trump made Melania promise to 'get her body back' before agreeing to have Barron: Report

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, when she visits from her golden tower in New York City, aren’t the typical lovey-dovey White House couple. Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, inspired #relationshipgoals for many, but the hashtag for No. 45’s...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:09pm

Obama's back Monday in first public appearance since leaving presidency [VIDEO]

In his first public appearance since leaving office in January, former President Barack Obama stepped back into the spotlight Monday for a conversation with University of Chicago students. His first public comments were to focus on “community organizing and civic engagement” with young...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:43pm

Trump skipping White House Correspondents Dinner for 'big' rally in Pennsylvania to mark first 100 days

As Donald Trump rounds out his first 100 days in office this week, he has promised to mark the occasion with a “BIG” rally in Pennsylvania. The celebration, slated for Saturday in Harrisburg, will be held at the same time as the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, which the...

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 8:05pm

Trump, Republicans face tricky task of averting US government shutdown

President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress face their first major budget test next week, with the threat of a U.S. government shutdown potentially hinging on his proposed Mexican border wall as well as Obamacare funding. With Republicans controlling the White House and...

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 2:45pm

Bill O'Reilly will receive up to $25M from Fox News payout

Bill O'Reilly will receive a maximum of one year's salary following his ouster from Fox News, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday. Fox News parent Twenty-First Century Fox Inc <FOXA.O> announced on Wednesday it had parted ways with the star cable news host, ending...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 4:33pm

Politics and activism will join forces at 'March for Science' on Earth Day

Saturday’s worldwide March for Science rallies will coincide with Earth Day, and that's no coincidence. Organizers formed the March for Science political movement to counter President Donald Trump's efforts to undo many environmental and climate regulations. The scientific community...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:04am

The Foreman Forecast: Trump's 20/20 vision

All right, Democrats, calm down. Have a seat. Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em. I’ll grant that these might be giddy times on your side of the aisle, but Donald Trump is not on the run yet.  As much as you may be elated by news of your candidate in Georgia almost walking...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 9:39pm

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