Democrats

In final act, Cordray blocks Trump from naming his successor for now

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray on Friday appointed the agency’s chief of staff, Leandra English, as the CFPB’s deputy director, establishing her as his successor when he steps down at the end of the day.<p>The move appears designed to thwart any move by President Donald …

News

Fake Americans Dominated the Net-Neutrality Debate

Americans do not want internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast and Verizon controlling what websites they can see, or how quickly they can load …

Net Neutrality

Six Democrats From Outside Washington Have a Message for Their Party

Democratic leaders in Washington have been criticized for lacking a message that voters can embrace. They have been disparaged as too old and too wedded to the zero sum politics of this polarized era.<p>So we looked outside the nation’s capital to ask leaders in states and cities to offer their vision …

Politics

Trump signals welfare reform is next, with details to come

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to put his stamp on welfare reform.<p>Trump said at a recent a Cabinet meeting that he wants to tackle welfare reform after concluding work on the tax overhaul he is seeking by the end of the year. He said changes were "desperately needed in our country" …

U.S. Politics

McDonald’s totally messed up its Black Friday tweet and Twitter’s lovin’ it

Aren’t you guys lovin’ it when McDonald’s messes up? The popular fast food restaurant chain was planning to announce some special promos for Black Friday on its Twitter account… but it seems some distracted social media employee forgot to actually include the special deals in the tweet.<p>Instead, the …

Technology

Senator Kamala Harris Says She's Thankful for Obamacare — And It Backfires Immediately

On Thanksgiving Day, millions of Americans gathered with family and friends to celebrate all the things they have to be thankful for. Many took to …

Kamala Harris

Black Friday for guns: US government to sell M1911 pistols to general public for cheap

The sale of the guns could save thousands of dollars.<p>For many, Black Friday will see families fighting over televisions and games consoles, but one …

Guns

TDSB asked for cancellation of Betsy DeVos visit

When news first leaked out that U.S. President Donald Trump's education secretary had scheduled a tour of Ontario schools last month, officials kept the details under wraps. No one would say when or even where she would visit.<p>Then, abruptly, Betsy DeVos cancelled her trip.<p>Now e-mails obtained …

Education

If Flynn Is Cooperating With Mueller, Then Case Against Trump Gets Much More Serious

The report by the <i>New York Times</i> that Michael Flynn has withdrawn from a joint defense agreement with President Donald Trump might indicate that he is …

Michael Flynn

US Government Gearing Up To Slaughter 90,000 Wild Horses

If recent developments are anything to go by, the United States government could be slaughtering 90,000 wild horses at the behest of the livestock …

Ryan Zinke

Why some victims of sexual harassment can't speak out

<b>(CNN) —</b> As more and more women come forward with sexual harassment allegations in the workplace, others are remaining silent -- not because they don't want to share their powerful stories, but simply because, legally, they can't.<p>These are the women who have signed non-disclosure agreements.<p>Instead, …

U.S. Politics

House to vote next week on anti-sexual harassment training resolution

The House will vote next week on a resolution requiring all lawmakers and staff to complete anti-harassment training, a new mandate following a flood of sexual harassment accusations rocking Capitol Hill.<p>Speaker Paul Ryan announced last week that the lower chamber would alter the rules to force …

Jackie Speier

Cat hair helped ID woman who mailed explosives to Obama

News (U.S.)

Tillerson's senior team planning to skip Ivanka Trump's India trip

<b>(CNN) —</b> Days ahead of what should be a major moment for Ivanka Trump on the world stage, CNN has learned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn't sending a high-level delegation to support her amid reports of tensions between Tillerson and the White House.<p>Multiple State Department officials, as well …

World Leaders

Bannon-sponsored candidates often picked for Trump loyalty

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, doesn't look much like the renegade outsiders whom political strategist Steve Bannon says he's recruiting for his war on the Republican establishment. But Nicholson has Bannon's backing anyway, …

U.S. Politics

While eyes are on Russia, Sessions dramatically reshapes the Justice Department

For more than five hours, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sat in a hearing room on Capitol Hill this month, fending off inquiries on Washington’s two favorite topics: President Trump and Russia.<p>But legislators spent little time asking Sessions about the dramatic and controversial changes in policy …

News (U.S.)

How Dem insiders rank the 2020 contenders

Democrats predict that as many as 30 candidates will compete in their party’s presidential primary in 2020.<p>And while it’s still too early to say who …

Elections

The truth about that 'Clinton' uranium deal

Trump, tweeting Sunday, wrote about the "Uranium to Russia deal" in a string of criticisms about the Clintons and Democrats.<p>Trump has discussed the …

Hillary Clinton

Why 2020 Will Be the Year of the Woman

In this post-Weinstein moment, Democrats are pining for the karmic justice of defeating Trump with shards from a glass ceiling. Here’s how it could happen.<p>One year after a Republican accused of sexual misconduct was elected president, and Democrats are the ones in turmoil about misogynistic …

Politics

NPR Finally Takes Juanita Broaddrick Seriously, But Hillary's Spokesman Scoffs

Back in 1999, National Public Radio could only touch Juanita Broaddrick's story of being raped by Bill Clinton in 1978 as a sketchy one-and-done …

Hillary Clinton

The Abrupt Shaming of Charlie Rose

Posted: Nov 24, 2017 12:01 AM<p>The privileged and prestigious professional life of Charlie Rose came to a shocking end this week. In the latest lurid …

Conservative View

Los Angeles mayor defies skeptics, says he may run for the White House

• <b>Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, says he's considering a run for the White House.</b>• <b><br>Garcetti is a two-term mayor of the second-largest city in the US, and served on the City Council for 12 years.</b>• <b><br>He pointed to President Donald Trump's election in 2016 and Barack Obama's elections in 2008 and</b> …

Los Angeles

Kathleen Sebelius jumps on the 'Bill Clinton was bad' bandwagon, shies away from Al Franken

Kathleen Sebelius participated this week in the new trend that recasts former President Bill Clinton as a sexual predator, but she couldn’t quite …

Al Franken

Jonestown: 13 Things You Should Know About Cult Massacre

Until the September 11th attacks, the tragedy in Jonestown on November 18th, 1978 represented the largest number of American civilian casualties in a …

Religion

The Republican Tax Agenda Has A 'Not Quite' Problem

About that "doubled" standard deduction...<p>WASHINGTON ― Republicans want to simplify the tax code, give everybody a tax cut and dramatically boost economic growth with one wonderful piece of legislation that could pass Congress as soon as next month.<p>Would the Republican tax bill do all those things? …

News (U.S.)

Rep. Kathleen Rice: Ethics committee's accountability 'not real'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Kathleen Rice said that the congressional ethics committees being proposed as a way to investigate serial sexual assault offenders on Capitol Hill are "not real" and "not accountable."<p>Speaking on CNN's "New Day" Friday, Rice, a Democrat and former prosecutor, said that the …

U.S. Politics

Smithsonian National Museum Of African American History & Culture Is Washington DC's Hottest Ticket

Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC<p>Nevermind long lines at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. It’s already been a long time coming so what’s another 45 minutes?<p>Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC<p>In the shadow of the Washington Monument (on the last buildable National …

Museums

Effect of Trump's attempts to end U.S. climate-change efforts: Twitter poll results

By now it's clear that the Trump Administration is doing everything it can to end U.S. government efforts to address climate change.<p>Climate-science …

Climate

A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm

Liz Whitehurst dabbled in several careers before she ended up here, crating fistfuls of fresh-cut arugula in the early-November chill.The hours were …

Agriculture

Trump regrets U.S. wars in the Middle East, says "what a mistake"

President Donald Trump said Friday he wished the U.S. had never gotten involved in the Middle East in the first place as he announced an upcoming …

Middle East