He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is. President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White House. "I loved my previous life. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Friday Night Obama-Ha-Has Knowing full well that his lack of Barack Obama's comic timing is surpassed only by his lack of Obama's intellect, charm, empathy, honesty and stamina, Donald Trump will fail to show up this weekend at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Show More Summary
There’s been a massive effort from popular vote loser, Donald Trump, and America’s most racist Keebler elf, Jeff Sessions, to demonize and twist sanctuary cities into lawless war zones where “bad hombres” run amok (that’s actually his cabinet, but that’s another story). Show More Summary
During the interview in the Oval Office, [President] Trump told Reuters, "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely." This will not be seen as anything other than provocation by Kim Jong Un, and it's possible that's exactly how Trump intended it. Show More Summary
The United States is doing a pitiful job of treating lead poisoning in children. We’ve spent decades talking about cleaning up lead but apparently we forgot that we also needed to worry about its impact on our kids. And a new reportShow More Summary
[...] it has frustrated many of MacArthur's fellow moderates, who complain that the latest repeal iteration would hurt people with pre-existing conditions and deny basic services like maternity and newborn care. The campaign arm forShow More Summary
The first 100 days milestone is largely arbitrary, but Trump made a big deal about it during the campaign. Now he’s downplaying it since it’s been such a disaster. 100 days is a blip in time when you realize Neil Gorsuch will be on the Supreme Court for probably the next thirty or forty years.
Florida ophthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen, a friend and high donor to Sen. Bob Menendez, was convicted on 67 counts of Medicare fraud today by a Palm Beach County, Florida jury. Melgen was accused of improperly billing the federal government for...Read more
Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post: Over the years, Fox News personality Jesse Watters has mocked Asian-Americans in New York City's Chinatown, shamed homeless people, ambushed journalists at their homes and made a number of offensive comments about immigrants, LGBTQ people and others. Show More Summary
The Commerce Department provided on Friday its first statistical snapshot of the American economy in the first quarter, the gross domestic product estimate. The economy barely grew, expanding at an annual rate of only 0.7 percent. The growth was a sharp decline from the 2.1 percent annual rate recorded in the final quarter of last year. Show More Summary
Today's edition of quick hits.
Democrats just aren't going to help Republicans blow a hole in the deficit with tax cuts that amount to a huge boon for billionaires and corporations, and both the White House and GOP leaders know it. The AP writes: A senior administration official said Thursday the White House plans to push its tax overhaul without any support from congressional Democrats. [...]Show More Summary
The registration Friday by Mercury LLC comes as the Justice Department waits for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, to file as a foreign agent and disclose his role in influencing U.S. policy and public opinion on behalf of the pro-Russian Ukrainian Party of Regions and its leader, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was charged this week with female genital mutilation, conspiracy and other crimes. A Minnesota Republican introduced a bill in the House this week to make it felony for parents to knowingly allow the practice and could strip their custody rights.
A Kentucky man is facing charges of first-degree and fourth-degree assault, and three counts of wanton endangerment after taking a machete into a campus coffee shop and attacking people who disclosed that they were Democrats, according...Show More Summary
More Soveriegn Citizen goofiness. And your OPEN THREAD
Or, what’s wrong with the world today: On the same day that United Airlines reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger recently physically dragged off of one of their overbooked flight, Wall Street investors in American Airlines punished the company for increasing the pay of its pilots and flight attendants. Pending finalized contract negotiations, […]
Republicans have long wanted to impose Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's radical economic experiment on the nation. Now's their chance.
Rob Quist was recently endorsed by Montana Conservation Voters in his campaign to replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Montana’s lone House seat, and he expands on his views on natural resources in an interview with the Helena Independent Record. Show More Summary
First lady dedicates 'healing' garden at children's hospital WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump has dedicated a new garden for patients at one of America's leading children's hospitals.