Republicans

On podcast, Preet Bharara gives new details on why Donald Trump fired him

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Preet Bharara, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York who President Donald Trump fired just three months into his presidency, says he believes that if he had stayed Trump would have asked him "to do something inappropriate."<p>"I will tell you one thing, now that it's …

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Playback: John Kelly summed up everyone's feeling during Trump's UN speech

The best of last night's late-night TV: President Donald Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly and Sen. Bill Cassidy gets roasted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Politics

Donald Trump Refers to the Nonexistent Country of Nambia and the Tweets Are Practically Writing Themselves

President Donald Trump mistakenly referred to the African nation of Namibia as Nambia in a speech on Wednesday — and social media users were quick to …

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Trump Tells African Leaders His Friends Go There to 'Get Rich.' Awkward Silence Follows

U.S. President Donald Trump was met with silence from African leaders Wednesday when he tried to congratulate them for the economic progress the …

News

George W. Bush's Ethics Chief: This 'May Be What Puts An End To This White House'

"There’s obviously collaboration. They’ve got to stop denying that."<p>Richard Painter, a former ethics chief in the George W. Bush White House, said the Robert Mueller investigation might come down to just one question: Why did Donald Trump fire James Comey as FBI director?<p>If it turns out it was to …

George W. Bush

President Trump's 'Nambia' remarks at U.N. prompt Twitter scorn

President Trump referred to a nonexistent country at a luncheon with African leaders during the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday — and Twitter wasn’t having it.<p>Trump spoke of “Nambia” in his opening remarks, before saying “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient” during the event, …

News (U.S.)

Mueller's probe shifts to Trump's presidency

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has sent the White House a request for documents pertaining to some of President Trump's most controversial moves in …

Politics

Stephen Colbert Fires Back at Trump’s ‘Factually Inaccurate’ Emmys Tweet

The President of the United States took time out of his busy schedule to criticize an awards ceremony (again), and the event’s host, Stephen Colbert, retaliated on Wednesday night.<p>President Donald Trump is <i>obsessed</i> with awards shows.<p>For years, the former real estate baron turned leader of the free …

Culture

Ivanka Trump Speaks Up About Her Struggles With Postpartum Depression

The first daughter tells "The Dr. Oz Show" it's an "incredibly important" issue to spotlight.<p>First daughter Ivanka Trump shared in an interview for “The Dr. Oz Show” this week that she grappled with postpartum depression after the births of her children.<p>Speaking to Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. …

Parenting

Trump to African leaders: 'So many' of my friends are going to Africa 'to get rich'

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump congratulated a group of African leaders on Wednesday for the level of American investment in the continent, mentioning that he has "so many" friends who are "going to your countries trying to get rich."<p>The comment came during a luncheon on the sidelines of …

Politics

Kimmel fires back at Cassidy over Obamacare repeal bill

Jimmy Kimmel escalated his war of words with Sen. Bill Cassidy over his proposed Obamacare repeal bill Wednesday night, blasting the lawmaker for “defending the indefensible” and continuing to support a measure he said was “by many accounts the worst health-care bill yet.”<p>Kimmel torched Cassidy for …

Health Care

Ivanka Trump hates her nephew, apparently

Family is difficult, a set of people with whom we have deeply ingrained connections and from whom we can never exactly escape. Spending time with …

Ivanka Trump

Trump praises non-existent African country in speech to African leaders

Speaking before a group of African leaders at the United Nations on Wednesday, President Donald Trump cited the progress of Nambia’s health system. …

Weird

White House Watch: The Mueller Investigation Closes in on Manafort

<b>The squeeze is on Paul Manafort,</b> the former chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign who has become a major target of special counsel Robert Mueller’s …

U.S. Politics

Twitter Reacts to Melania Trump's Anti-Bullying Speech at UN

Several users recall that time President Trump mocked a disabled reporter<p>Folks on Twitter are pointing our the irony once again of Melania Trump’s …

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The Media Has A Probability Problem

The media’s demand for certainty — and its lack of statistical rigor — is a bad match for our complex world.<p><i>This is the 11th and final article in a</i></i> …

Elections

Megyn Kelly On Why She Left Fox News: ‘Donald Trump Has A Way Of Clarifying One’s Life Choices’

Megyn Kelly visited the <i>Ellen</i> show on Wednesday, where she opened up about her decision to leave Fox News following a tumultuous year when she was subject to regular attacks from the then-Republican candidate, now President Donald Trump. Kelly said that she never got into journalism for the …

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Iran’s president used his UN speech to insult Trump

Hassan Rouhani called Trump administration members “rogue newcomers to the world of politics.”<p>Not content to sit back and let President Donald Trump hog all the attention at this year’s United Nations General Assembly meeting, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took the stage on Wednesday and …

Iran

Mitch McConnell: “We are made up of old, white men in the Republican Party”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told now-former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley in early 2017 that the Republican Party had a diversity problem, …

Republican Party

NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister has described as "the sound of a dog barking" President Donald Trump's threat to destroy his country.<p>The comments are the North's first response to Trump's debut speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, during which he vowed to …

North Korea

White House Denies John Kelly Is Having an Existential Crisis

The chief of staff’s frequent facepalms are just because he’s “tired.”<p>For a not particularly emotive man, White House Chief of Staff <b>John Kelly</b> has an odd habit of wearing his apparent existential dread on his sleeve every time his boss, <b>Donald Trump,</b> opens his mouth. It’s become something of a …

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Embarrassment as Theresa May delivers speech to mostly empty United Nations General Assembly

Theresa May suffered an embarrassing moment today as she delivered a speech to a mostly empty room at the United Nations.<p>The Prime Minister's attack …

United Nations

Donald Trump's comments on Africa at the UN were, um, odd

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump continued to make the rounds at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. At lunch, he attended a gathering of African leaders and made a few remarks.<p>And almost immediately he said this:<p><i>"Africa has tremendous business potential, I have so many friends going to</i> …

Politics

Chrissy Teigen Awkwardly Corrects Ivanka Trump’s Tweet—And It's Pure Internet Gold

<b>Chrissy Teigen</b> has finally learned her true purpose in life—schooling the Trump family on the Internet.<p>The outspoken social media personality took to …

Celebrity News

Trump's 'horrible' handshake with Melania suggests 'their marriage is in jeopardy': Body language expert

President Donald trump made waves last week when he greeted his wife on stage with an "awkward" handshake, and a body language expert says the move made the first couple "look horrible."<p>The moment came last Friday during an appearance at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland when President Trump gave …

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Jim Acosta Is the White House’s Favorite Reporter

The CNN correspondent has embraced the role of White House antagonist, which makes his boss happy. But the White House loves the matchup, too.<p>As he walked to work down Pennsylvania Avenue, Jim Acosta, CNN’s senior White House correspondent, was wondering if today would be the day he busted out of …

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Melania Trump's Anti-Bullying Speech Did Not Go Down Well

"Start with your husband."<p>The irony of Melania Trump’s anti-bullying speech at the United Nations on Wednesday was not lost on Twitter users.<p>The first lady told world leaders’ spouses that their focus must shift to what children are exposed to “on a daily basis through social media, the bullying, …

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Accountability Is for Non-Celebrities

Sean Spicer at the Emmys? It’s the latest illustration that members of the establishment are held to different standards.<p>What with all the tongue-clucking, you’d think the Emmys had invited Sean Spicer to club baby seals onstage during Sunday night’s ceremonies. Yes, Stephen Colbert gave the …

Sean Spicer

Melania Trump cyberbullied over pink dress

First lady Melania Trump became a victim of cyberbullies after she donned a hot pink, oversized dress to a United Nations luncheon Wednesday, where she gave a speech about the dangers of bullying.<p>Trump, a former model, wore a dress by Delpozo, a luxury pret-a-couture fashion brand whose creative …

Melania Trump

Trump Slammed the Emmys for 'Worst Ever' Ratings. Here Are the Numbers

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is mocking Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony — where he himself was frequently mocked by host Stephen Colbert, …

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