Category Archives: Politics

Holder, Comey fight Trump’s FBI slam: ‘Not letting this go’

Former Attorney General Eric Holder and ex-FBI Director James Comey fired back Sunday at President Trump, who claimed the FBI’s reputation is in “tatters” after its handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. “Nope. Not letting this go. The FBI’s reputation is not in ‘tatters,’” Holder, who served as attorney general under President Obama, tweeted. “It’s composed […]

H.R. McMaster: Potential for war with North Korea increases ‘every day’

H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s national security adviser, said Saturday that the possibility of war with North Korea increases every day the problem over its nuclear program isn’t solved. “I think it’s increasing every day,” McMaster told Fox News’ Bret Baier at the Reagan National Security Forum in California. “It means we’re in a race. We’re […]

Ex-NSA employee admits he kept top secret information at home

The National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. is seen in this 2013 photo.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) WASHINGTON –  A former National Security Agency employee pleaded guilty Friday to keeping top secret U.S. defense material at his home — the latest in a series of breaches involving workers at the nation’s largest […]

Senate GOP rewrites tax bill in effort to win over deficit hawks

Senate Republicans were rewriting legislation to overhaul the nation’s tax code Thursday evening in an effort to secure support from lawmakers who balked after a congressional analysis found the bill would add $1 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, admitted to reporters that the bill would now […]

Trump fires back at Theresa May over retweets of Muslim attack videos

President Trump fired back at British Prime Minister Theresa May after she criticized him for retweeting anti-Muslim posts. “Theresa @theresamay, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!” Trump initially tweeted Wednesday evening. His first fiery tweet tagged the […]

John Conyers’ long history of controversy surfaces amid misconduct allegations

It was 1998. Rep. John Conyers was driving on a Michigan highway, when he allegedly put his hands on a female staffer in the passenger seat. She says she was only “saved” from the unwanted contact when police pulled him over for driving “erratically.” The account emerged early Tuesday in an interview the now-ex staffer […]

Florida paid more than $11M settling harassment cases over 3 decades

Florida State University  (iStock) The state of Florida has paid more than $11 million over a 30-year period to settle hundreds of cases that alleged that state workers were sexually harassed by supervisors and co-workers, or were forced to work in a hostile work environment. The Associated Press requested the information from the state agency […]

Franken will not resign, but ’embarrassed and ashamed’ over misconduct allegations

Sen. Al Franken broke his silence Sunday on sexual misconduct allegations, reportedly saying he’s “embarrassed and ashamed” but will not resign from the Senate. “I’ve let a lot of people down and I’m hoping I can make it up to them and gradually regain their trust,” Franken, a two-term Democratic Minnesota senator, told the Star […]

Trump admin keeps open PLO’s Washington office in apparent attempt to steady Middle East peace talks

The Trump administration has quietly reversed its decision to close the PLO office in Washington over a courts issue, amid concerns the move would jeopardize President Trump’s larger, ambitious effort to achieve Middle East peace. Last week, U.S. officials said the Palestine Liberation Organization mission in the nation’s capital must close, in accordance with a […]

Trump says he passed on being TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’

In a tweet on Friday, President Trump claimed he “took a pass” on being TIME Magazine’s 2017 “Person of the Year” after the publication reportedly called and said they’d “probably” offer him the spot. “Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, […]