Republican National Convention

In blow to S.C. Gov. McMaster, Trump slaps tariffs on two state interests

In a blow to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, President Donald Trump has imposed sanctions on two industries with big stakes in the state’s …

Politics

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions questioned in Russia probe

The US attorney general was questioned last week as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, officials confirmed. Sessions is the first …

World News

The Oscars are fighting to survive

The Oscars just couldn’t take it anymore.<p>For the past three years, Hollywood’s biggest night has been plagued by constant controversy — from …

Golden Globes

Report: Anti-LGBT violence surged in 2017

2017 was the deadliest year on record for LGBT Americans, according to a report released by the New York City Anti-Violence Project.<p>The group's …

LGBTQ

Exclusive: New signs Gates may be negotiating with Mueller's team

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates has quietly added a prominent white-collar attorney, Tom Green, to his defense team, signaling that Gates' approach to his not-guilty plea could be changing behind the scenes.<p>Green, a well-known Washington defense lawyer, was seen at special …

Justice

Major evangelical leader says Trump gets a “mulligan” on Stormy Daniels affair

Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins is just glad Trump will “punch” back at liberals.<p>The leader of the conservative evangelical organization Family Research Council said that evangelicals were happy to give President Donald Trump a “do-over” after a previously unpublished 2011 interview with …

Donald Trump

Megyn Kelly Trashed by Rosie O'Donnell as 'Spineless Wanna Be Barbie' for Jane Fonda Spat

The rest of Twitter tends to agree<p>Megyn Kelly took Jane Fonda to the woodshed this morning on the “Today” show — and Rosie O’Donnell, for one, was …

Donald Trump

Twitter account of ex-sheriff David Clarke apparently hacked

Ex-Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr.’s Twitter account was apparently infiltrated on Monday by purported Turkish hackers.<p>A message posted to …

Security

This is how democracies die

Defending our constitution requires more than outrage<p>Blatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other violent seizures of power are rare. Most countries hold regular elections. Democracies still die, but …

Democracy

Seldom seen, rarely heard: Melania's tenure is most notable for her absence

Melania Trump appears to have little interest in being first lady. But she’s in good company – many ‘weren’t very keen’ on coming to the White House<p>The most notable thing about Melania Trump’s tenure as first lady so far has been her absence: it took her five months to relocate from New York to the …

Politics

How a 32-year-old far right darling became the man who writes Trump's biggest speeches — and the one person people keep blaming for the shutdown

Now that Steve Bannon has left, perhaps one of the most polarizing figures in President Donald Trump's White House is senior policy adviser Stephen Miller.<p>At 32-years-old, he's been a rising star on the far right for years, making headlines precisely because of his controversial demeanor and …

Donald Trump

8 Cybersecurity threats to remain aware of in 2018

4. Independent software<p>Independent software packages, including bundled programs and individual apps from unknown publishers, are often a prime …

Cybersecurity

Trump said, ‘I alone can fix it.’ How wrong he was.

“Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it,” Donald Trump proclaimed in accepting the Republican presidential nomination. Given that we are at the first anniversary of Trump’s swearing-in, citing his inaugural address might seem more apt. But the quote from the …

Opinion

Mental health expert slams Trump’s cognitive exam, calls for further testing

White House physician Ronny Jackson attested to the president's mental fitness during a long press conference with reporters earlier this week and explained how he aced a cognitive exam, but the results did not satisfy all experts.<p>In a USA Today op-ed published on Friday, Bandy Lee, an assistant …

Donald Trump

Melania Trump an enigma after 12 months as first lady

Groomed to perfection yet rarely heard in public, Melania Trump is an enigma; a first lady whose opinions, marriage, and goals remain a mystery to …

News (Ireland)

Dana White mocks Trump haters: ‘You lost, ride out your four years and vote again’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is a big fan of heavyweight power puncher Francis Ngannou, who competes for the heavyweight …

MMA & UFC

First lady Melania Trump says first year has been 'filled with many wonderful moments'

One the one year anniversary of her husband's inauguration, first lady Melania Trump tweeted a short sentiment of her time in the White House.<p>“This has been a year filled with many wonderful moments. I’ve enjoyed the people I’ve been lucky enough to meet throughout our great country & the world!” …

U.S. Politics

Trump has never been the voice of those who voted for him

Mr. Trump has turned the concerns of his supporters inside out – and failed the people he promised to speak for<p><i>Andrew Stark is a professor of management and political science at the University of Toronto</i><p>"I AM YOUR VOICE," Donald Trump declared in his speech to the Republican National Convention in …

Barack Obama

Trump With the Sound Off

The media obsesses over the president’s words, but he has always cared more about how he looks.<p>In these first few frenzied weeks of 2018, as citizens hurtled toward Saturday’s one-year anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump, the president seemed to call for the incarceration of political …

Webcomics

Ngannou says Donald Trump is ‘a shame for America,’ while White calls US President a ‘stand-up’ human being

Donald Trump has made some very controversial statements again recently, with the US President allegedly calling Haiti, El Salvador and African …

MMA & UFC

From presidential nominee to freshman senator? Romney would make history if he runs

During his first run for the White House, in a speech at a fundraiser in Los Angeles, Mitt Romney mused about the career prospects of vanquished …

Elections

Bannon’s value to Mueller might be greater than Trump thinks

CNN reported Wednesday night:<p>Steve Bannon has struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team and will be interviewed by prosecutors instead of testifying before the grand jury, two people familiar with the process told CNN. He is expected to cooperate with the special counsel, the sources …

Opinion

So, Donald Trump Compared His Alleged Mistress to His Daughter and Our Skin Is Crawling

Do you ever hear anything so creepy that you just want to peel your own skin off? Well, this is one of those times. Adult film star Stormy Daniels …

Donald Trump

Washington is broken

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Washington is this broken, it's always the most vulnerable who get hurt.<p>Political careers may be made and lost Friday as President Donald Trump and Republicans and Democrats in Congress trade blame while the government races toward a midnight shutdown deadline.<p>But while Washington …

U.S. Politics

Dana White: President Trump Offered to Bring UFC Champions to the White House

UFC president Dana White will never hide the fact that he’s a supporter of President Donald Trump.<p>White spoke on behalf of President Trump ahead of …

Donald Trump

Illinois Attorney General Candidates File 4th Quarter Numbers

The 10 candidates competing to replace Attorney General Lisa Madigan reported collecting over $3.8 million in contributions last quarter.<p>The crowded …

Chicago

Meryl Levitz, head of Visit Philly, to step down after 21 years

Meryl Levitz, Philadelphia’s cheerleader-in-chief for more than two decades, is retiring at the end of the year as the head of Visit Philadelphia, …

Tourism

J.D. Vance, again, decides not to run for Ohio U.S. Senate seat

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- J.D. Vance, a venture capitalist and Ohio native best known as the author of a successful memoir, once again has decided not to …

Cleveland

From soldier to statesman: Bob Dole's life of public service

Robert Dole as a young man in an undated photo.<p>Former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole was born in Kansas in 1923. Dole was one of the three children of Doran and Tina Dole. A boy scout and honor student with a passion for sports, he also had dreams of a …

Politics

Southern Tier Brewing Co. to brew in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Upstate New York-based Southern Tier Brewing Co. is expanding operations to downtown Cleveland, taking over the spot formerly …

Cleveland