President Donald Trump may want to cut the federal budget and says he wants to return tax dollars back to the American public. Even so, he sure does love to spend your money on his personal pastimes.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spent Friday afternoon's press briefing playing defense, sparring with frustrated reporters questioning the facts around President Trump’s consolation — or lack thereof — of the family of late Sergeant La David Johnson. Most egregiously, when reporters asked Sanders about John Kelly — who had lied about the contents of a speech given by congresswoman Frederica Wilson in an attempt to discredit her— Sanders brushed off their questions. Her reasoning? Any criticism of “a four-star marine general" would be “highly inappropriate.”
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Pulls Study That Supported Obama's Decision Not to Intervene in Syria
An upcoming study from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is facing criticism due to its sympathetic stance toward Obama-era Syria policy. The study finds that the Obama administration worked against the Assad regime to the best of its ability.
What happens when ICE wrongly detains a U.S. citizen for almost three and a half years? Well, a whole lot of nothing. Take the case of Davino Watson, who was held in ICE detention facilities for 1,273 days faced with the improbable task of proving his American citizenship without access to a lawyer. According to two United States Court of Appeals judges, his detention was simply business as usual.
In the ongoing battle for online rights, the non-profit advocacy group Public Citizen has urged the courts that internet users who emailed a Trump-protest website have the right to remain anonymous.
In a new wave of fake news, a false story about the Black Lives Matter movement impeding Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts are making the rounds on conservative news sites and Facebook pages.
John McCain has made no secret of his contempt for Donald Trump. After news broke of a Trump campaign meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer in July, the Arizona senator predicted that "many more shoes would drop." Weeks later, he and fellow Republicans Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Susan Collins (ME) cast the deciding votes to kill the president's Obamacare replacement bill.
What will happen if the establishment Republicans using Trump to achieve their own plutocratic agenda decide they no longer need him? Who will he rely on and how will he ensure they remain by his side? Charles Blow fears Trump will turn to his most reactionary supporters, if he hasn't already.
During former Imperial Wizard of the KKK David Duke's recent appearance on Vice News Tonight's Charlottesville episode, he tried to explain the "oppression" he was experiencing as a white supremacist. In response, the cyber-hacking group Anonymous has taken matters into its own hands and doxxed Duke, releasing all of his personal information for the world to see.