Democratic Party

The One Celebrity Who Could Beat The Rock to Take on Trump in 2020

If Democrats want to win, they should start looking beyond the usual suspects.<p>Since their unimaginable (by most people, anyway) defeat on Election Day, one question above all has haunted Democrats: Who, besides <b>Tom Hanks</b> and <b>The Rock</b>, <i>can</i> beat Trump in 2020?<p>Given Trump’s record-low approval rating and …

Cory Booker

Watch: The inconvenient truth about the Democratic Party’s history of racism

Radio show host Dennis Prager’s conservative/libertarian educational video group Prager U teamed up with author and controversial Vanderbilt University professor Carol Swain to dispel the notion that the Republican Party is the racist entity in Washington, D.C.’s, two-party system.<p>Swain has caused …

U.S. Politics

Trump has denied 'collusion' with Russia. But is that the real issue?

So far evidence of such activity hasn't surfaced. Yet, even if it never does, serious concerns about both the Trump team and Russia are being …

David Axelrod

Al Gore on 'An Inconvenient Sequel': 'Not even a president can stop the climate movement'

<b>(CNN) —</b> "We know after four months of the Trump Administration that no one person, not even a president, can stop the climate movement," Al Gore told press today at the Cannes Film Festival.<p>Eleven years after screening the Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," the former vice president …

Climate

The questions that will be haunting each party in Montana’s special election

The next big anti-Trump battle of 2017 is set for Thursday.<p>And while it may not be the blockbuster race we watched play out in Georgia this spring, both parties will have things to prove in Thursday's special election for Montana's only congressional seat.<p>Democrats aren't as bullish about victory …

Elections

The Founding Fathers Disagreed About the President's Power to Fire People

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Government

Democratic group targeting Rep. Duncan Hunter

After spending his entire career in Congress without much of a challenge, Rep. Duncan Hunter may have to contend with a stepped-up effort from the …

U.S. Politics

Report: Girl in Weiner sexting case lied to damage Clinton

The teenage girl who had exchanged inappropriate text messages with former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) lied about her age and political motivations …

Hillary Clinton

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: 'I believe we should look into obstruction of justice'

<b>(CNN) —</b> As bombshell reports about the circumstances of former FBI director James Comey's firing continue to rock the White House, Democratic lawmakers have increasingly said it's starting to sound like President Trump may have obstructed justice. But the appointment of Robert Mueller as a special …

Government

White House, ethics office clash over hiring of ex-lobbyists

WASHINGTON — House Democrats and independent watchdog groups on Monday raced to side with the federal government’s top ethics official in his latest standoff with the Trump administration.<p>Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the top Democrat of the House Oversight panel, released a letter Monday …

Andrews Air Force Base

The Rock recreated THAT iconic turtleneck photo

Suddenly all is right with the world.<p>If you woke up feeling more content than usual this morning, then it's probably because Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has righted all of the world's wrongs.<p>Yes, several years after the equally-incredible original, The Rock has recreated <i>that</i> iconic turtleneck photo …

Pregnancy

The world is going to $#!+, but our language shouldn’t

The colorful one-liner Stephen Colbert fired off about Vladimir Putin’s little Putin and President Trump’s mouth wasn’t particularly funny, nor was it characteristic of Colbert’s usual comedic style. Perhaps the saddest thing about the joke was the implicitly homophobic subtext to it, which …

Stephen Colbert

GOP lawmaker: Politicians in favor of tearing down Confederate symbols should be 'lynched'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Mississippi Republican lawmaker who called for the lynching of politicians who approve of the removal of Confederate monuments needs to "quickly clear up his remarks," the state GOP chairman said Monday.<p>State Rep. Karl Oliver expressed his frustration over the weekend with a growing …

Politics

GOP Is Spending Big to Fend Off Democrats in Special Elections

When the dust settles next month, it's possible that Republicans will have successfully fended off Democratic challenges in each of the competitive special election races to replace President Donald Trump's cabinet appointees.<p>But it's going to come with a hefty price tag for national Republican …

Politics

Socialism Is So Hot Right Now. Thank Bernie Sanders.

You may not have heard of the Democratic Socialists of America, but the group is attracting a lot of young political talent.<p>WASHINGTON ― Consider the Bernie Bro (<i>Wellus actuallius)</i>, an aggressive subgenus of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters.<p>In the year since Sanders lost the Democratic primary, …

Bernie Sanders

The pitfalls of 'impeachment diplomacy:' Lessons from Nixon in Trump's foreign trip

Watergate undermined Nixon's 1974 Middle Eastern mission, with far-reaching consequences.<p>JERUSALEM — In late spring of 1974, Washington newspapers were crammed with headlines about Watergate and impeachment. But President Nixon was 6,500 miles away in Saudi Arabia, in the middle of an ambitious …

Foreign Policy

Why everyone from Joe Biden to Wendy’s and T-Mobile is talking trash lately

But badmouthing competitors isn’t good business for everybody, career experts warn<p>Former Vice President Joe Biden had tongues wagging after taking a …

Joe Biden

Tired of New York’s Subways? Blame Andrew Cuomo

When the Metropolitan Transportation Authority opened the Second Avenue Subway extension in January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was quick to put his stamp on the new line. At news conferences, inaugural rides and even a star-studded New Year’s Eve party, the governor branded the project as his own.<p>Five …

Andrew Cuomo

Barack Obama Seen Playing Golf In Tuscany

Since leaving the White House four months back, former President Barack Obama is making most of his time as a private citizen. He was pictured …

Barack Obama

Albanian opposition joins government to clear vote obstacles

TIRANA (Reuters) - Opposition ministers joined Albania's government on Monday to ensure public resources and the police will not be used to sway the June 25 general election, hopefully setting the scene for a trouble-free vote.<p>A compromise deal between the ruling Socialist Party and the opposition …

World News

New York wants to declare America’s second-busiest railway station a national emergency

A commuter’s dungeon on a good day, New York’s Pennsylvania Station is in crisis.<p>On an average weekday, some 600,000 travelers pass through Penn Station, which serves as a hub for Amtrak, the national rail service, as well as Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit—making it the second-busiest …

Andrew Cuomo

Kevin Hart Jokes He’ll Run Against Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for President

Now this would be an election. <b>Kevin Hart</b> joked to E! News that he plans on running against pal <b>Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson</b> for president.<p>When asked if …

Celebrity News

Al Gore Will Dance to Prince If He Wants To

“This Prince song! I love it!” Al Gore cried out as the Purple One’s “Kiss” came on at <i>Vanity Fair</i>’s annual Cannes soiree at the Hotel du Cap-Eden …

Al Gore

Can Cory Booker Win Over Progressives?

Cory Booker would get to the subject of President Donald Trump and the resistance. He would get to the disunited Democratic Party and his vision for …

Cory Booker

Fashion industry to honor Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards

NEW YORK (AP) — The fashion industry is honoring feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at its annual awards ceremony.<p>The two women will join actress-singer Janelle Monae in receiving a special tribute from the board of directors of the Council of Fashion …

Entertainment

House and Trump administration to delay insurer subsidy case

The House and the Trump administration will seek an additional 90 days to resolve a pending court case over the legality of Affordable Care Act …

Health Care

27 photos: Norwalk Warriors at state track

Norwalk freshman Scott Anderson kicks to the finish in the 4x100-meter relay Friday at the state track meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. MICHAEL …

Olympics

Eating meat infers power in House of Cards – and the real White House

On the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Netflix announced that the fifth season of House of Cards would air on May 30. This was no mistake. The …

George W. Bush

Haitian TPS Extended for Six Months by Trump Administration, Leaving Immigrant Community Uncertain About Future

Tens of thousands of Haitians live in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status.

Immigration

Gov. Bullock: Democrats ‘Need to Talk About Shared Values’

Gov. Steve Bullock (D-Mont.) joins MTP Daily to discuss the upcoming special election in Montana and the future of the Democratic Party.

Politics