George W. Bush

With Apologies to Joe Biden, This Tax Cut Is a Big F***ing Deal

<i>The author is the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform.</i><p>Republicans and Democrats disagree on the merits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, …

Culture

USA Today calls Trump unfit to clean Obama's toilets in scathing editorial

And as is the case with all of Trump's digital provocations, the president's words were deliberate. He pours the gasoline of sexist language and …

Donald Trump

Roy Moore's failed U.S. Senate bid in Alabama shows huge, inexcusable racial divide in America

Alabama's voters have spoken -- but not with a harmonious, unifying voice.<p>That U.S. Senate race between the GOP's Toxic Kid, Roy Moore, and the Rocky …

Opinion

Sam Rockwell On Finally Being In A Movie People See; How Frances McDormand Channels John Wayne; And Why George W. Bush Reminds Him Of Elvis – The Actor’s Side

Sam Rockwell counts supporting actor nominations already from the Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards, the Critic Choice Award and Screen Actors …

Frances McDormand

It Will Take More Than Tough Talk to Roll Back Iran’s March to Dominance

By sending troops to Syria, the U.S. has prevented some key locations in that country from falling into the hands of the Russian-Iranian-Syrian …

Iran

GOP hopes Alabama loss is wakeup call for Trump White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump managed to endorse two different losing candidates in the same Senate race, a setback that is highlighting an experience deficit within the White House political team.<p>"As the leader of the party, I would have liked to have had the seat," Trump acknowledged …

Donald Trump

This new Monmouth poll will have Republicans panicking

A new nationwide Monmouth University poll released Wednesday does not have a lot of good news for Republicans. Perhaps most stunning are the results …

Elections

Trump names pick for nuclear weapons head at Energy Department

President Trump has announced his pick to lead the Department of Energy post that oversees the country's stockpile of nuclear weapons.

Donald Trump

Joe Biden’s Humanity

Watch this. Learn from it. Go and be likewise.

Conservative View

Perry, June Carter (1943- ) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

"Image Ownership: Public Domain"<p>Ambassador June Carter Perry was born November 13, 1943 in Texarkana, Arkansas. After completing grade school, Perry …

Black History

It’s not just scandal: Moore lost in Alabama because the GOP agenda is toxically unpopular

Republicans are now in trouble everywhere<p>The easy thing for Republicans to tell themselves after the stinging loss of a senate seat in Alabama is they only went down to defeat because the party had the misfortune to nominate a sexual predator.<p>And there is something to that. But the Republican Party …

Politics

USA Today bashes Trump as 'not fit to clean the toilets' in Obama's presidential library

<b>(CNN) —</b> USA Today isn't known for its blistering opinion pieces. Which makes the one the paper's editorial board just published on President Donald Trump all the more savage.<p>"With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President …

U.S. Politics

Trump is using a decades-old strategy to sneakily insult Democrats at every turn

• <b>Donald Trump and other Republicans often say "Democrat party" instead of "Democratic Party" as an insult.</b>• <b><br>Use of the insult goes back decades, and George W. Bush caused a stir when he used said it in 2007.</b>• <b><br>Intentional or not, Trump's usage of it could further stoke partisan divisions.</b><p>For years, …

Elections

What Is CHIP, And Why Does Its Lapsing Put So Many Kids At Risk?

Last night, Jimmy Kimmel got in front of America and put his weight behind what’s been a fight behind the scenes between politicians and health care advocates for more than two months. The Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, expired on September 30th, and if it’s not renewed quickly, nine …

Health Care

The Undervalued Art of Bowing Out Gracefully

Losing Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore didn’t acknowledge his defeat Tuesday night, which is understandable given the closeness of the vote. …

Politics

Trump signs directive pushing NASA to send astronauts back to the moon, but there’s a catch

The US space program hasn’t sent astronauts to the moon since the early 1970s, but if Donald Trump has his way, NASA will be once again exploring the …

Science

Believe it or not, the last few presidents were a lot more popular than Donald Trump

Unless you only trust information from sources that haven’t been dismissed as <i>fake news</i> by Donald Trump or one of his cronies, it should be reasonably …

Donald Trump

The Bush family has an exciting 2018 ahead of them

Lauren Bush Lauren and David Lauren are expecting their second child, and Page Six has learned that Lauren’s sister, Ashley Bush, is getting married …

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

‘Politifact’ names Donald Trump’s denial of Russian election interference its “lie of the year”

On Tuesday, <i>Politifact</i> revealed its choice for “lie of the year,” a distinct honor that went to President Donald Trump and the “whole Russia thing.”<p>In …

Donald Trump

The Last Time We Raised The Child Tax Credit, It Foretold War

The tax bill heading out of conference in Congress appears to increase the child tax credit—the amount of money individuals can lop off their federal income tax liability for each child they have—by 100%, from $1,000 to $2,000. The last time the child tax credit was doubled, from $500 to $1,000 in …

Opinion

What Sort of Coaching Works Best For Early Childhood Educators? New Report Offers Some Clues

Ten years ago today, when then-President George W. Bush signed legislation reauthorizing Head Start, he hoped that “emphasis on research-based …

Education

A Growing Cancer On Congress: The Curse Of Party-Line Voting

Just as White House Counsel John Dean famously proclaimed the Watergate cover-up of the 1970s a “cancer on the presidency,” there is now a growing cancer on Congress. The rapid and pervasive rise of party-line voting is a cancer that is eating at the effectiveness of both the House of …

Opinion

Report: Dan Rather in Talks to Host Show for The Young Turks

Veteran newsman Dan Rather is reportedly in talks to host a show on The Young Turks Network, a popular progressive YouTube channel, Politico reported …

Journalism

Even our Republican Congress should be able to recognize the danger Scott Pruitt poses

The Environmental Protection Agency was supposed to announce by Oct. 1 which parts of the country had fallen short of new, more stringent limits on the amount of ozone in the air, thus clearing the way for local action to reduce emissions. But the EPA failed to issue the designations, sparking a …

Climate

Former Justice Dept. Deputy Chief Now Leads Contractor Watchdog

Ondray T. Harris, former deputy chief of employment litigation at the Justice Department during the George W. Bush administration, is now leading a …

Law

Former Republican EPA chiefs blast controversial Alaska mining project

Three former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrators who served under Republican presidents came out against a proposed gold and copper …

Environment

White House to host fresh biofuels talks to help refiners: sources

(Reuters) - The White House will host talks between the rival oil and ethanol industries on Wednesday in hopes of brokering a deal to help refiners struggling to meet the country's biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter.<p>The meeting comes after the White House last week …

Law

'The Jewish people are a light to all nations'

U.S. President Donald Trump wished the Jewish people a happy Hanukkah as the Festival of Lights gets underway at sundown on Tuesday.<p>“Hanukkah is a …

Israel

McMaster rips Russian ‘campaigns of subversion’

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, accused Russia on Tuesday of waging “campaigns of subversion” …

H. R. McMaster

Alec Baldwin Is Considering Bringing ‘SNL’s Trump To Broadway

It looks like Trump is heading to Broadway, or at least a version of him is considering it. During an interview on Monday with Howard Stern, Alec …

Comedy