WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure, Republicans and Democrats are battling over spending and immigration. But they're also battling over blame. On Day One of a government shutdown, both parties on Saturday launched a frantic messaging campaign aimed at mitigating the political blowback. Show More Summary
Gizmodo writer Kristen V. Brown sent her DNA to multiple genetic testing companies and found each gave very different results. Brown breaks down her results and interviews the companies about their procedures to try to make sense of the varying results. Show More Summary
The next presidential election is almost 3 years from now. The government was shut down on Saturday at midnight and thousands of government employees have been furloughed or are working without pay. President Trump is releasing campaign ads. On Saturday, Trump released an ad through his campaign accusing Democrats that stand in Trump’s way of […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — House speaker: Rep. Meehan removed from Ethics Committee, should repay taxpayer funds used to settle misconduct case.
A Texas judge interrupted a jury's deliberation to tell them that God told him that the defendant was not guilty. The jury disagreed and found the 32-year-old woman guilty of continuously trafficking her teen niece to a much older man. Show More Summary
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that the New York Times reports stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide after she rejected his romantic overtures. The story, published...Show More Summary
Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), a member of the House Ethics Committee who has positioned himself as a leader in fighting sexual harassment, used taxpayer money to settle his own sexual misconduct case, according to a report in the New York Times on Saturday. Show More Summary
In a web extra called "Give Us A Pulitzer," Samantha Bee found an entire group of economically anxious working class people who have been ignored by the media...and all of society.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Republicans and Democrats appear to be no closer to ending a government shutdown, and the White House is indicating it's waiting for Democrats to drop...Show More Summary
Asked Rev. @Franklin_Graham, "Does the President have a sin problem?"His response: "I can promise you he is not President Perfect, and I don't think I've seen a 'President Perfect' yet [...] But I appreciate the fact that the president...Show More Summary
If the shutdown lasts just days or even a couple of weeks, the robust stock market that President Donald Trump has boasted about probably will emerge unscathed. A longer impasse, economists say, could rattle consumer and investor confidence,...Show More Summary
We can't have situations where abusive parents are 'homeschooling' their children in order to provide a cover for abuse.
The New York Times on Saturday published a report detailing accusations of sexual misconduct by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), a Republican lawmaker who was given a leadership role in combating sexual harassment allegations in Congress. According to the report, Rep. Meehan used his taxpayer-funded congressional office fund to settle a misconduct case brought against him by […]
Cameron Joseph catching you up on the latest from the Hill.
If there’s one good thing about the 24/7 cable news world we all now live in, it’s that there is no longer any reason why incredibly important and impactful stories should be ignored by the media. There’s enough time to cover everything with the gravity it deserves, right? Yeah, I know. If only. There’s no […]
In case you've blocked out all of the horror over the past year, allow us to refresh your memory with Wonkette's top ten Trump-related posts!
This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s sparsely-attended inauguration in Washington, DC, and the historically large nationwide protest of his administration the day after. The Women’s March drew half a million people to Washington, DC in 2017 and millions more to satellite marches in hundreds of cities around the country, and provided a […]
Singer Tom Petty died from an accidental overdose of prescription medications, according to an autopsy report. His family announced the findings on Facebook. "Unfortunately Tom's body suffered from serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip," the post reads. Show More Summary
A former assistant police chief in Kentucky told a recruit who asked what he should do if he catches teenagers smoking marijuana, “If black shoot them,” according to new documents released Friday. The recruit, who has not been named, asked the former Assistant Police Chief Todd Shaw what “the right thing” to do would be, […]
The shutdown is Trump’s fault. About the only consistent thing he has done over the past few days is undermine congressional negotiations with his inconsistency. The Senate should just ignore him. On January 9, Trump held the famous televised meeting with Republican and Democratic senators that touched on DACA, immigration reform, and funding the wall, […]