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Florida’s Tom Rooney Not Running for Re-election

The GOP congressman leaves behind Solid Republican seat<p>Florida Rep. Tom Rooney announced Monday he will not seek a sixth term in November.<p>“After what …

Soccer

'Suck Up' Mitt Romney Trolled For Flip-Flopping On Trump's Endorsement

Mitt Romney thanked President Donald Trump on Monday night for the ringing endorsement in the Utah Senate seat race.<p>Yet as many on social media pointed out, Romney also said this about Trump just two years ago:<p>Now, Romney’s being called out for the flip-flop:

Republicans

How Long Are You Contagious With The Flu?

It's shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in years.<p>If you are one of the thousands of unlucky Americans who are sick with the flu, this one's for you.<p>You've spent the last couple of days cooped up in your house watching bad TV, fighting the fever sweats and expelling a baffling amount of …

Public Health

More Than Twice As Many Women Are Running For Congress In 2018 Compared To 2016

It was Saturday afternoon, and Abigail Spanberger was in a busy hallway at the Chesterfield County Public Library in Midlothian, Virginia, minutes away from training a room of about 40 campaign volunteers. She seemed ready for a quick interview, but then abruptly called out to her campaign …

Martha McSally

New Pennsylvania map gives Democrats big boost in midterms

The extra Democratic-leaning seats are primarily in the Philadelphia suburbs.<p>Democrats’ hopes of winning the House this fall got a boost Monday with the release of a new congressional-district map in Pennsylvania that could help the party pick up several seats in the battleground state.<p>Under the …

Government

After Trump clears the way, GOP states move to charge poor for health care

Gregory James Tuck Sr., a former chef in Indianapolis who is now homeless, says he has been turned away by six different doctors over the past four months while seeking treatment for high blood pressure, insomnia and, most recently, the flu that has been coursing through "the street people …

Health Care

Everyone is tweeting #TrumpColluded on Presidents Day

President Donald Trump may not look back fondly on this Presidents Day.<p>#TrumpColluded climbed to the top of Twitter’s trending topics on Monday, with …

Donald Trump

Teens arrested as copycat threats surge across US in wake of Florida school shooting

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in Missouri after allegedly threatening to shoot up a school with an AK-47 rifle, the latest in a string of copycat threats following last week’s Florida shooting.<p>The teen in the city of Republic was charged with making a terrorist threat after sending a video of …

Crime

Trump Offers Endorsement, Romney Caves Immediately

When he was running for president in 2012, Mitt Romney went to Trump Tower to secure the endorsement of Donald Trump, a reality TV star who had …

Donald Trump

House Republicans Just Voted To Eliminate The Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked

The Republicans aren't even hiding it anymore: They just don't care if elections are stolen or hacked. Period. They flat out don't care. The Nation …

George W. Bush

These Florida lawmakers accepted money from the National Rifle Association

<b>(CNN) —</b> One week after a gunman stormed the hallways of their school in a deadly rampage, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are heading to the state capitol to demand lawmakers take action on gun control.<p>Meanwhile, gun control advocates are putting pressure on Florida …

CNN

Canadian duo blow away sports world with mesmerizing final skate to become the most decorated ice dance team in Olympic history

Canadian ice dance team Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir dazzled the sports world on Tuesday in Pyeongchang at the Winter Olympics.<p>Skating in the long program with a medal on the line, the duo took the ice for the last time and ripped off one of the best routines of their lives.<p>Before them, French duo …

Scott Moir

'He's Not My President': These Tweets Hilariously Throw Shade At Trump On Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day has arrived, and though historically it was created in recognition of President George Washington, over the years it has …

Donald Trump

America Just Got a Lot Closer to Seeing a Speaker Nancy Pelosi

The redrawing of the Pennsylvania congressional map is a Democrat's dream come true.<p>Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court released a new congressional map for …

Nancy Pelosi

Sen. John McCain, Ill With Brain Cancer, Tells Western Allies 'I Am Counting on You... to Never Give Up'

Cindy McCain accepted an award on behalf of her husband John McCain, who is ill with brain cancer, on Saturday night at the Munich Security …

Joe Biden

“We’ve Got Another Shoe to Drop”: Why Mueller’s Charges Don’t Vindicate Trump

The Justice Department’s latest indictments don’t implicate the Trump campaign. But the president is far from exonerated, either.<p>After months spent railing against <b>Robert Mueller’s</b> Russia probe, <b>Donald Trump</b> and his allies allowed themselves a moment of cautious celebration this weekend, after the …

Donald Trump

It's Time To Say It, Retirement Is Dead, This Is What Will Take its Place.

The tired old notion of retiring is absolutely the wrong way to think about the most important part of your life.<p><i>"We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams."</i><p>When it to comes to the topic of retirement the old rules no longer apply.<p>In 1935 when the …

Retirement

Nobody Can Stop Laughing at Trump's Pathetic Attempt to Take Down Oprah

Oh hell no. Trump did not just come for Oprah.<p>Not even on President’s Day weekend (is that even a real holiday?) can Trump keep his little hole of a …

Oprah Winfrey

Steve Bannon could go to jail if he won’t talk to Congress about Russia

Both parties are considering holding him in contempt of Congress for refusing to talk.<p>Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has been refusing to answer lawmakers’ questions about the Trump-Russia investigation — and they’re so tired of it that they’re considering holding him in contempt of …

Donald Trump

Farting Passenger Forces Plane To Make Emergency Landing

Sometimes plane travel really stinks.<p>A flight from Dubai to Amsterdam had to make an emergency landing in Vienna after a fight broke out because one of the passengers wouldn’t stop breaking wind.<p>The fart-induced fracas happened Feb. 11 aboard Transavia Airlines Flight HV6902 when two men sitting …

Aviation

'How much are they being paid?' Fox News fans trash teen Parkland survivors who demand stronger gun laws

Fox News fans are sick and tired of seeing students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School call for stronger gun laws.<p>In response to a Fox News …

Guns

Senator Markey vows to force Senate debate on gun control

FRAMINGHAM — US Senator Edward Markey vowed Sunday to drive a vote on gun control in the Senate this year, as students who survived a mass shooting …

Guns

Fox News’s appalling past 72 hours, analyzed

A data analysis shows how Fox News spun the Mueller indictment and Florida shooting into a defense of the president.<p>On Friday, FBI special counsel Robert Mueller filed the first charges against Russians in his investigation. The indictment details how a small group of Russian internet trolls tried …

Donald Trump

National School Walkouts on April 20 and April 14: What to Know

It will be a "rolling walk-out" across America at 10 a.m. in each time zone.<p>Filed Under Guns & Protests<p>America’s school students and supportive staff …

Columbine High School

Fmr. Adult Film Actress on possibility of more Trump scandals: "Stormy Daniels is not the only one"

Weekends with Alex Witt<p>Fmr. Adult Film Actress on possibility of more Trump scandals: "Stormy Daniels is not the only one"<p>03:10<p>Rep. Lieu: Trump …

Donald Trump

CHART: How Have Your Members Of Congress Voted On Gun Bills?

After the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history in Las Vegas last year, lawmakers discussed imposing restrictions on "bump stocks." The Las Vegas shooter used that type of gun modification, which makes a semi-automatic weapon fire like an automatic weapon, and killed 58 people.<p>After a gunman …

Guns

At least 4 people shot at Texas Roadhouse in San Antonio

<b>SAN ANTONIO --</b> Police in San Antonio said four people were shot, including a 6-year-old child, outside a Texas Roadhouse restaurant Sunday on the …

Texas

Copies of Mary Shelley's original Frankenstein text to be published

Shelley spent nine months by Lake Geneva writing the story of the bringing to life of a monster<p>Percy Shelley’s correction of Mary Shelley’s misspelling of “igmmatic” in the notebooks in which she scrawled the story of Frankenstein – “enigmatic o you pretty Pecksie!” he wrote – will be seen in all …

Literature

John Oliver gives us six lessons on how to report on Trump

The late-night comic would never call himself a journalist, but he has some pretty sound advice for us anyway<p>"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" returns to HBO Sunday, Feb. 18, for the British comedian's fifth season, after a brief hiatus. Though, as he tells a room full of reporters at the …

John Oliver

The Daily Show Finally Filmed a Trump Voter Interview Everyone Can Enjoy

There weren’t a lot of non-Trump-related upsides to the George W. Bush years, but there was one: it was a golden age for fake interviews. People …

Steve Carell