Republicans

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow

In 1987, a young real estate developer traveled to the Soviet Union. The KGB almost certainly made the trip happen.<p>It was 1984 and General Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov had a problem. The general occupied one of the KGB’s most exalted posts. He was head of the First Chief Directorate, the …

Russia

The G.O.P. Is Fooling Itself on Taxes

The Republican Party seems to have backed itself into a corner on tax policy.<p>After the failure of their health care plan, President Trump and congressional leaders have understandably decided that they need a win. If they somehow fail to pass a tax cut, they will anger their base and their donors …

Opinion

Jeff Flake caught on hot mic: GOP is "toast"

Sen. Jeff Flake didn't realize his mic was still on after speaking at a tax reform event, telling Mesa, Arizona, Mayor John Giles: "If [Republicans] …

U.S. Politics

Trump Family Business Worth A Fraction Of What President Has Touted

Inflated numbers "flagrantly untrue," says Crain's reporter.<p>Donald Trump has an inflated view of his assets. The president’s family business is worth about one-tenth of the value he has claimed, according to an analysis of the latest figures he has filed with the federal government.<p>Some of the …

News (U.S.)

Trump has unleashed the Saudi Arabia we always wanted — and feared

• <b>The Saudis have become everything we wanted them to be — and by the looks of things, maybe a lot more than we bargained for.</b>• <b><br>Under Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh has morphed into an independent force striking out aggressively at home and adventurously abroad, dragging Washington with them.</b>• <b><br>Here's why</b> …

Middle East

Mar-a-Lago's new winter season: The Red Cross Ball is out, the 'Trumpettes USA' are in

In years past, the Mar-a-Lago Club's White and Gold Ballroom hosted some of the finest events of Palm Beach's gilded winter season. $750-a-plate charity luncheons. Quartets playing Mozart. Ambassadors in white tie and tails at the Red Cross Ball.<p>In years past.<p>Last week - as a new season began at …

Donald Trump

‘I Want This for George’

Iraq, a family dynasty and George H.W. Bush’s secret pain over his son’s complicated legacy.<p>On December 23, 1990, President George H.W. Bush slept restlessly. The extended Bush family had gathered at Camp David for the holidays as they did every year of his presidency, boosting his spirits, but …

Foreign Policy

Putin’s Friend Docks $500 Million Russian Submarine Yacht Near Mar-A-Lago Before Trump’s Thanksgiving Visit

The yacht of an interesting ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at the Port of Palm Beach, approximately eight miles away from …

Donald Trump

White House Hosted NCAA Champs — What Trump Did With Oklahoma Women's Team May Raise Eyebrows

President Donald Trump spent part of his day on Friday greeting last year's NCAA championship teams in a variety of sports. Men's and women's teams …

Donald Trump

Aide says Trump 'discomfort' why he's not stumping for Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House aide says President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore due to "discomfort" with allegations that the former judge initiated sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.<p>National Republicans are face dwindling options to force out …

U.S. Politics

Mueller's Russia probe continues to ensnare Trump allies

Congressman Denny Heck, who sits on the House Intel Committee, just interviewed Glenn Simpson, whose company commissioned the infamous Russia …

Politics

Ivanka Trump Blasted For Thanksgiving Tweet

Ivanka Trump is getting blasted for a Thanksgiving tweet. She’s had a rocky week with her remark about there being “a special place in hell for …

Donald Trump

The story that highlights an ugly American tribalism

<b>There've been a lot of sex stories recently. Or rather a lot of sexual harassment stories. Not surprisingly they are all quite grubby and they tend to show the worst in human nature.</b><p>Take the news in Alabama this week - it's a textbook case. An older guy in a powerful position is accused by women of …

Republican Party

Why White House aides worry about Trump's Mar-a-Lago holiday

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House aides are worrying about President Trump's Thanksgiving holiday at Mar-a-Lago. The legislative agenda after tax reform is very much up in the air. And how can Congress work to avoid a government shutdown?<p>These stories are all part of this week's "Inside Politics" …

U.S. Politics

Why a Firm Believer in Tax Cuts Could Derail the Senate Tax Cut Plan

WASHINGTON — On the eve of the House’s vote to pass a far-reaching $1.5 trillion tax cut, Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin placed a hasty phone call to his state’s senior senator, Ron Johnson, in hopes of resolving an unlikely conflict in his own back yard.<p>Mr. Johnson had become the first Senate …

U.S. Congress

Can Trump pardon Jared Kushner for Russia investigations?

The bullseye of the Trump-Russia investigations seemed to land squarely on Jared Kushner this past week, raising questions once again about whether …

Donald Trump

Sen. Susan Collins: Sexual misconduct allegations against Trump ‘remain very disturbing’

Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday that the sexual misconduct, harassment and assault allegations from more than a dozen women against President Donald Trump “remain very disturbing” as a wave of women continue to come forward with claims against powerful men.<p>When asked on ABC’s “This Week” …

Politics

The face of a soulless, intellectually corrupt party

If you want to see the state of the GOP these days take a gander at Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey. Asked about her vote for Senate she had this to say:<p>I’m going to cast my ballot on December the 12th, and I do believe the nominee of the party is the one I’ll vote for. I believe in the Republican …

Opinion

Roy Moore's Wife Flipped the Script on Mitch McConnell — What She Wants From Him Is Mind-Blowing

Despite the fact that more and more women have come forward alleging Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore (R-AL) had pursued them sexually — when several …

Mitch McConnell

Russian oligarch docks yacht in Palm Beach ahead of Trump visit

A prominent Russian oligarch with ties to President Vladimir Putin has docked his 500-foot yacht in the Port of Palm Beach just days before President …

Ivanka Trump

Top White House official defends Trump’s silence on Roy Moore

WASHINGTON — The Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s silence on the sexual misconduct accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying the president "doesn't know who to believe."<p>“He has said that he thinks that the …

Politics

Liberal SJWs protest ‘Nazi’ Ben Shapiro but are completely clueless when asked one simple question

Last Monday, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro gave a speech about fascism and the breakdown of free speech on college campuses nationwide. And to no surprise, there were hundreds of protesters there to speak out against Shapiro. But many of them, it was discovered, didn’t really know <i>why</i> they …

Conservative View

The Government Just Stomped on Science—Right When We Needed It Most

It's a kick in the face for not just graduate students, but most importantly pushes the state of science research irreparably back.<p>Emily Slonecker is …

News

Candid Wall Street barons worry that GOP tax plan will lead to literal euthanasia of the rentier

In 1936, John Maynard Keynes suggested that a fair economic system would lead to "the euthanasia of the rentier, and, consequently, the euthanasia of …

Social Justice

What Does Omarosa Do In The White House, She Struggles To Tell You

Omarosa Manigault hints that her role in the White House is indispensable, though the former reality TV star struggles to describe just what it is …

Donald Trump

9 Terrible First Date Convos I've Had This Year — Because 2017 Is A Dumpster Fire

Remember when we all thought that 2016 was a particularly terrible year? Well, if last year was like a flaming bag of crap on your doorstep, 2017 is …

Relationships

Donald Trump nominates man whose firm tripled price of insulin to regulate drug companies

Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary, Alex Azar, was previously an executive at a pharmaceutical company that repeatedly raised the prices of its …

Pharma

Donald Trump Slams Hillary Clinton As ‘The Biggest Loser Of All Time’ And Viewers Can’t Handle It

Donald Trump took to Twitter to call former political opponent Hillary Clinton a ‘loser’ and many followers lashed back at his harsh words. Read the …

Elections

Hannity Goes on All-Caps Tweetstorm Against Media Matters President: ‘WHY DO YOU VICTIM SHAME?’

<b>Sean Hannity</b> went on a tweetstorm against the president of Media Matters this morning, hours before <b>Angelo Carusone</b>‘s appearance on CNN today.<p>Carusone …

Donald Trump

Anti-gay lawmaker resigns after getting caught having sex with a man in his office

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Fox 32 News) - An Ohio state lawmaker who was vehemently anti-gay has resigned after he was allegedly caught having sex with a man in …

Mitt Romney