Politics

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

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