Supreme Court Takes No Action On DACA, Dealing Blow To Trump Administration

The Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear an appeal brought forward by the administration of President Donald Trump, keeping in place a program designed to help children who came to the country with their immigrant parents, but who never received citizenship documentation themselves. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which presently […]

Sources Indicate White House Is ‘Pessimistic’ On Trade Deal With China

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet suggesting that his administration’s tariffs imposed against China were successfully demonstrating a new trade agreement was needed between the two nations. “China posts slowest economic numbers since 1990 due to U.S. trade tensions and new policies,” Trump wrote in his tweet. “Makes so much sense […]

NRA Cites MLK’s Failed Concealed Carry Permit Application On Day Honoring His Legacy

The National Rifle Association used the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the federal holiday honoring the Civil Rights icon who was assassinated by a man with a sniper rifle in 1968, by pointing out that King had applied for, and was denied, a concealed carry permit in 1956. “Today, the men and women […]

Trump Is ‘Saddled With Riffraff’ In White House, Chris Christie Says

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie explains in his new book that Trump has surrounded himself with the wrong kind of people. He claims that this has led to many of the gaffes and mix-ups which he says has plagued his administration so far. Christie’s new book, Let Me Finish, isn’t set to be released […]

Obama Urges Others To ‘Stand Up For What Is Right’ In MLK Day Message

Former President Barack Obama, the first and only African American to hold that office in U.S. history, urged his Twitter followers to do good acts in honor of the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I’ve always drawn inspiration from what Dr. King called life’s most persistent and urgent question: ‘What are you doing […]

King Called Border Walls Symbols Of ‘Divisions Of Men On The Face Of The Earth’

On the day before the federal holiday honoring his memory, Vice President Mike Pence tried to channel civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in an attempt to justify President Donald Trump’s attempts to get funding for a border wall at the U.S. southern border. “One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King was […]

What Is ‘Suborning Perjury?’ A Quick Explainer, And Why It’s Relevant Now

If you woke up this morning looking at your social media news feed wondering what “suborning” means, you’re probably not alone. The word suborning, alongside the more common word perjury, is making the rounds today. Although not necessarily a trending word at this moment, it was being discussed enough online that Merriam-Webster Dictionary sent out […]

Trump Told Cohen To Lie To Congress About Moscow Tower Deal, According To Report

President Donald Trump explicitly told his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie, including while in testimony and under oath in Congressional committee hearings, about his business dealings with Russia that occurred in 2016, according to a bombshell report published by BuzzFeed News on Thursday evening. The report reveals that Cohen was ordered by Trump, after […]

Reagan-Era Prosecutor Gregory Wallance Asks If There’s A Difference Between Steve King And Trump

A former federal prosecutor under the administrations of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan is questioning why the Republican Party is acting hypocritical, in his view, in admonishing Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) but not current President Donald Trump. King was stripped of his committee assignments in the House of Representatives following an interview with the […]

Trump Jr Should Be Concerned After Giuliani’s Pivot On Campaign Collusion, Analyst Says

A political analyst speaking on MSNBC suggested on Thursday morning that new revelations disseminated by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer — claims made the night before — may spell trouble for the commander-in-chief’s eldest son. MSNBC political analyst Mike Barnicle, speaking on that network’s program Morning Joe, seemed to think that Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy […]

Trump May Impose New Tariffs On Cars, Republican Senator Says

A prominent senator suggested on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is likely to move forward on new tariffs targeting automobile imports entering the U.S. Trump’s possible tariffs would target the European Union specifically, and raise car tariffs up to 25 percent on all imported vehicles entering the country. Presently, the U.S. imposes a 2.5 percent […]

Giuliani Says Trump Never Colluded With Russia, But Leaves Open Possibility Others On Campaign Did

Appearing on CNN Wednesday evening, Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City who now serves as President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, told host Andrew Cuomo that he’s now unsure of whether people inside Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia or not to help win the election for his client. Giuliani seems to […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Plans To Give Dem Lawmakers Twitter Lessons

President Donald Trump has a pretty strong Twitter game, but that could be threatened by a rising star in the Democratic Party. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), a freshman member of the House of Representatives who ousted an incumbent member of her own party in a primary election last year (going on to win the […]

Majority Of Millennials Shun Trump’s Twitter Use, Poll Finds

Millennials aren’t happy with President Donald Trump’s performance as president so far — and most wish he’d spend less time on social media. That’s according to a new poll from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, which released its latest poll’s findings this week, according to reporting from the Lowell Sun. The data collected for […]

YouTube Will No Longer Allow Videos Of Dangerous Pranks And Challenges

Popular video streaming platform YouTube will no longer tolerate the publishing of videos that include individuals engaging in highly dangerous pranks or challenges, the company said on Tuesday. In a statement on the issue of users publishing such videos, YouTube attempted to explain that it was doing so in order to prevent individuals from trying […]

Nancy Pelosi Urges Trump To Reschedule Or Cancel State Of The Union Address

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) is requesting that President Donald Trump delay the annual State of the Union speech or deliver the details of what he has to say in writing. In a letter that was delivered to the president on Wednesday, Pelosi said that it’d be inappropriate to give the speech during […]

Virginia May Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment — Could It Become Law?

The Virginia State Senate has passed the Equal Rights Amendment, passing the measure to the state’s House of Delegates to consider, which could pose a serious Constitutional question of legality for the long-desired law. The measure passed the state Senate with bipartisan support. Every Democratic lawmaker in the Republican-led chamber voted for the measure, and […]

Who’s To Blame For The Shutdown? A Majority Say It’s Trump’s Fault

President Donald Trump bears most of the blame when it comes to who Americans believe is responsible for the partial government shutdown. Now into its fourth week, the shutdown’s effects are being felt across much of the United States. Farmers are unable to obtain loans or payments to help them with the trade wars with […]

Want To Guarantee A Better Night’s Sleep? Set An Alarm For Bedtime

Like most members of the millennial generation, I’m a bit of a workaholic — I have three separate jobs, and spend most of my free moments — moments not set aside for “family time” — working on projects that are related to my jobs. Millennials are more likely than other generations to call themselves “work […]

Representative Steve King Responds To Being Removed From House Committee Assignments

Following actions from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) to remove Rep. Steve King from his committee assignments, the Iowa congressman has responded with a written statement decrying the move. King wrote a statement, which he shared via Twitter on Monday evening, lamenting his being removed from various committees within the House of Representatives. His […]

Sources Say Mueller Team Sought In-Person Trump Interview After Receiving Written Responses

Sources familiar with discussions between the Russia investigation and President Donald Trump’s lawyers say that special counsel Robert Mueller and his team sought to get the president to speak in person with them, even after receiving written answers to questions they had for the commander-in-chief in November. The Russia investigation, which is also looking into […]

Democrat To Introduce Measure To Censure GOP Rep. Steve King

A Democratic lawmaker in the House of Representatives is planning to push forward a formal motion to censure Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) over comments he’s recently made regarding white nationalism. King made headlines last week when a New York Times article published excerpts of an interview he agreed to be a part of. Within that […]

President Trump’s Favorite Poll, Rasmussen Reports, Shows He’s In Low Job Approval Territory

Polling from Rasmussen Reports, an organization that generally gives conservative or Republican individuals, including President Donald Trump, more favorable ratings than other polls, is demonstrating that the president’s approval ratings as of late are low, even by their own standards. The Daily Presidential Tracking Poll by Rasmussen has been cited by Trump himself on many […]

Most Americans Blame Trump For Shutdown, Don’t Believe His ‘Crisis’ Claims, Poll Finds

A new poll finds that a majority of Americans oppose President Donald Trump’s desire for extending a wall on the U.S. southern border, and most place the blame of a lingering shutdown that is based on that issue on him. The CNN/SSRS poll was conducted over two days, January 10-11, and has a margin of […]

Trump Seized Interpreter’s Notes, Took Other Actions To Conceal Putin Talks

Records of at least five interactions between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin over the past two years simply do not exist due to Trump’s efforts to conceal what the two leaders have said to each other during that time. Reporting from the Washington Post on Saturday evening described the president taking […]

For Pregnant Women, Air Pollution Is Just As Bad As Smoking, Study Warns

After a family member of Dr. Matthew Fuller’s had a miscarriage, the researcher at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City started thinking things over in his mind, particularly as it related to his field of emergency medicine. The family member’s miscarriage had occurred after that individual had been in an area where air […]

After Comey Firing, FBI Investigated Whether Trump Was In Cahoots With Russians

After President Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey in May of 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry into the matter, to determine whether Trump’s actions were done legitimately or at the orders of Russian agents. Sources familiar with the investigation say that agents at the bureau became particularly concerned with […]

Most Americans Don’t Want A ‘National Emergency’ Declared, Poll Finds

Who do Americans blame for the current government shutdown? Should a national emergency be declared in order to divert funding for a border wall? And do Americans even want a wall? Those questions and more were answered by respondents in a new CBS/YouGov poll, which was released on Friday evening. The results probably won’t be […]

Trump Pumps The Brakes On National Emergency Talk — For Now

President Donald Trump seemingly backed up a bit on his rhetoric concerning the possibility that he could declare a national emergency in order to obtain funding for a controversial wall or barrier on the U.S. southern border. Trump has escalated the possibility that he could make such a declaration in recent days. But on Friday, […]

Bus Driver Commended For Rescuing Lost Baby Walking Alone On A Freeway Overpass

Irina Ivic has been a Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver for more than five years. She knows to keep her eyes peeled for pedestrians as she makes her route. Last month, however, even she was surprised at the sight she saw. Ivic immediately stopped the bus on December 22 when, as she was driving […]

Trump Might Take Away Aid To Puerto Rico To Pay For His Border Wall

En route to Texas to assess a situation he has described as a humanitarian and national crisis, President Trump was briefed by members of his administration on a plan that would allow him to reallocate billions of dollars of disaster aid money from other places across the nation in order to build a wall between […]

Pence Promises White House Will Stand ‘Firm’ Until They Get A Border Wall

While President Donald Trump was busy visiting the southern U.S. border promoting his cause to extend a border wall there, his vice president was also busy in Washington trying to win over members of Congress to the administration’s goals. Vice President Mike Pence told reporters at the Capitol building that the president would not budge […]

Which Generation Spreads The Most ‘Fake News’ On The Internet?

“Fake news” is a term that is commonly used by President Donald Trump, and his critics claim that he uses the term in an errant way. Trump has allegedly co-opted the term to include any news he deems as being unsatisfactory — or overly critical — of his policies or statements, according to reporting from […]

Trump Doesn’t Think His Trip To The Border Will ‘Change A Damn Thing’

President Donald Trump’s planned visit to the U.S. southern border won’t change any minds when it comes to the need to produce funds for his proposed border wall. That’s not the assessment of a journalist or political pundit, but of the president himself. During a luncheon earlier this week with television news anchors, Trump lamented […]

Fact-Checking A White House Claim That A Wall Could Stop Drugs, Human Trafficking

The White House’s official Twitter account made a couple of pretty bold, and questionable, claims on Wednesday evening about what a proposed border wall could accomplishment. On two topics — drugs and human trafficking — the White House claimed in its tweet that the proposed extensions of a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico […]

Bullying Increased In Areas That Voted For Trump, Study Finds

Teachers all across America reported witnessing students in their hallways and classrooms getting bullied or harassed by others following President Donald Trump’s election win in 2016. Students in Kansas, for example, taunted individuals who had diverse family backgrounds by chanting at them that they were “going back to Mexico,” according to reporting from CNN. Other […]

Democratic Congressman Calls Shutdown ‘Chaos,’ Blames Trump For Impasse

Now into the third week of the government shutdown, and with no end in sight, a Democratic member of Congress from New Hampshire has described the president’s leadership style during the impasse on the issue as “chaos.” In addition to criticizing President Donald Trump’s refusal to bend on the issue of a border wall, Rep. […]

House Dems Unveil Bill To Expand Background Checks On Guns

On Tuesday, January 8 — the anniversary of a mass shooting that occurred in Tuscon, Arizona — Democrats in the House of Representatives unveiled a new bill that seeks to address the issue of background checks on all gun sales. Presently, not every gun sale requires a background check. According to one study conducted in […]

Trump Appears To Be Fundraising Off His Border Wall Address To The Nation

President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak to the American people tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern Time in order to address what he has called a “national security crisis” regarding his desire for a border wall on the U.S. southern border. “I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the […]

Russian Lawyer Who Met At Trump Tower Charged In Case Showing Kremlin Connection

A lawyer who was involved in a meeting between members of then-candidate Donald Trump’s presidential campaign team (including his son) has been formally charged by the federal government for unrelated charges. According to reporting from the New York Times, the Department of Justice has charged Natalia Veselnitskaya with attempting to thwart an investigation involving civil […]

US Carbon Emissions Are Up Despite Drop In Coal Plants

Even as a high number of coal plants closed last year, the United States still saw a drastic increase in its total carbon output in 2018, a new study discovered. The study, put out by the Rhodium Group, found that last year’s carbon dioxide emissions output in the U.S. was the largest increase the nation […]

Trump To Address The Nation During Prime Time Speech On Tuesday Night

President Donald Trump has indicated that he intends to speak to the nation on the issues of the partial government shutdown, his proposed border wall, and of national security at the U.S.-Mexico border. The news of Trump’s planned statements came about after the New York Times reported as much on Monday afternoon. Shortly after the […]

Amid Shutdown Crisis, Trump Plans Visit To U.S. Southern Border, White House Says

Amid the impasse to fund the federal government, it was announced on Monday that President Donald Trump was planning a visit to the U.S. southern border sometime next week. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted the announcement on her Twitter account. “President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those […]

Trump Says We Will Continue To Fight ISIS Weeks After Declaring Them Defeated

In a series of tweets on Monday morning, President Donald Trump attacked what he called the “fake news” media for what he suggested was unfair news coverage of himself and his administration. “With all of the success that our Country is having, including the just released jobs numbers which are off the charts, the Fake […]

Trump Omits Key Part Of Congressman’s Statement On Declaring National Emergencies

On the same morning that President Donald Trump sent out a myriad of tweets ranting against a “fake news” media, the president seemed keen on omitting key parts of a Congressman’s statement in order to make it seem as though that lawmaker endorsed a viewpoint held by the chief executive. Trump quoted Rep. Adam Smith […]

Trump Cites Poll In Tweet, But Draws Questionable Conclusions From Its Findings

President Donald Trump, on Saturday evening, continued to push for his belief that there needs to be a border wall constructed at the U.S. southern border, citing findings from a national poll to back up his case. However, the poll’s findings may not match up with the conclusions the president drew from them. Trump cited […]

Nancy Pelosi Defends Rashida Tlaib’s ‘Motherf***er’ Comments Toward Trump

Speaking during a town hall event with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to chastise her colleague Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) for using expletives and stating her desires to file impeachment charges against President Donald Trump. Pelosi pointed out that impeachment “is not the position of the Democratic caucus” at this […]

“Why Does Everyone Want To Impeach Me?” Trump Reportedly Asked Nancy Pelosi

During a meeting involving Republican President Donald Trump, Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and several other Congressional leaders at the White House on Friday, the president reportedly asked why so many people wanted him out of office. The meeting had taken place in order to begin negotiations anew regarding re-opening the federal government. […]

Trump May Declare National Emergency To Get His Wall

With an impasse existing between Democratic leaders in Congress and President Donald Trump preventing the end of a partial government shutdown, the White House is considering its options on how to move forward — and how to build a border wall without the need for Congressional approval. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and […]

Auto-Reply Shutdown Message From White House Is Riddled With Typos

President Donald Trump and members of his administration have been admonished at times for their propensity to misspell or otherwise have typos in their public communications. It would appear that, after two years in the White House, the habit is a hard one to break. Reporting from the Washington Post demonstrated that an official message […]