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Watch Seth Meyers’ hilarious smackdown: ‘If you get a body part close to Trump he thinks it’s a gift’

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 9:19pm
Seth Meyers had no love for President Donald Trump on Thursday night’s “Late Night.” Trump has been traveling the world managing not to completely destroy a relationship with an allied country. However, Trump’s first NATO summit didn’t work out very well. “Two dif...

Hillary Clinton returns to her alma mater Wellesley for speech

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 9:08pm
Former U.S. secretary of state and failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton returns to her alma mater, Wellesley College, on Friday to address its graduating class. Clinton, a Democrat who suffered a stunning November loss to Republican Donald Trump, has made a series of public appearances...

Melania Trump first Catholic in White House in decades

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 9:00pm
Melania Trump has largely stayed out of the spotlight since her husband was elected to one of the world’s most powerful posts in November. But after a moving visit with Pope Francis this week, her spokeswoman confirmed that she is a practicing Catholic, shedding new light on the private life a...

Senators propose new authorization of military force for ISIS

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 8:50pm
If Tim Kaine and Jeff Flake have their way, the U.S. could soon officially go to war against the Islamic State group (ISIS). The bipartisan duo announced Thursday their plans to introduce an Authorization for the Use of Military Force that would formally allow American troops to get involved in the ...

Kellyanne Conway purchases new digs for nearly $8 million

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 8:38pm
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, will now live just a 12-minute drive away from the White House after she reportedly purchased a mansion in Washington, D.C.’s luxury neighborhood, Massachusetts Avenue Heights. The nearly $8 million dollar 15,000-square-foot home was initially s...

Up to 600,000 immigrants in US South may have path to legal status: analysis

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 8:30pm
As many as 600,000 illegal immigrants in several U.S. states could have a path to legally remain in the country, according to an analysis released on Thursday by a legal aid group. A statistical review of immigrant screenings done by Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) determined that around...

‘He needs to shut up’: Paul Begala advises Trump to ‘keep his stupid mouth shut and not obstruct justice’

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 8:26pm
Democratic strategist Paul Begala encouraged President Donald Trump to stop talking to his friends that are under “scrutiny” by the FBI. It was revealed Thursday that his son-in-law Jared Kushner is being investigated for conversations as part of the investigation into possible Russian c...

California inmate firefighter killed in line of duty

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 8:11pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – One of thousands of prison inmate volunteers trained to fight wildfires in California was killed by a falling tree in the far northwestern corner of the state, marking the fourth such fatality in 60 years, state corrections officials said on Thursday. Matthew Beck, 26, ...

Watch: Ex-State Dept. spokesman slams Trump for making America look ‘cheap and small’ at NATO meeting

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 7:43pm
The former spokesperson for the United States Department of State was not impressed with the diplomatic conduct of President Donald Trump at the NATO summit. Retired Rear Admiral John Kirby told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, “I thought it was poorly done.” “He could have come to Brusse...

Nearby South Carolina residents feel that a new pro-immigration ban billboard may have gone too far

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 7:42pm
Some residents believe that a controversial billboard on Interstate 40 in South Carolina by a religious group in support of President Donald Trump’s immigration and travel ban on Muslim-majority countries has gone too far. The sign in Catawba County refers to the 9/11 attack and those behind it. Res...

It’s time to kick Donald Trump’s circus out of town

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 7:23pm
I’m increasingly convinced that the real reason Ringling Bros. has gone out of business is that when it comes to circuses, the Trump White House was just too much competition. For sure, it’s a sordid extravaganza with a lot more than three rings. The high wire acts alone are worth the price of admis...

Republican candidate charged with assault, roiling Trump’s Montana test

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 7:12pm
A Montana Republican running for a U.S. House of Representatives seat was charged with assaulting a reporter hours before polls opened on Thursday for a special election that could test President Donald Trump’s political clout. The incident on Wednesday roiled a tightening race in the Republic...

Civil rights group sues in US court over immigration detention

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 6:49pm
The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in federal court on Thursday, seeking records the civil rights group contends provide accounts of hunger strikes at immigration detention facilities. The ACLU said in its filing that in recent weeks there have been a ne...

US lawmakers reintroduce bill to end restrictions on Cuba travel

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 6:46pm
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators reintroduced legislation on Thursday to repeal all restrictions on travel to Cuba, this time attracting far more co-sponsors in a sign of growing support for U.S.-Cuban detente even as its future looks uncertain. The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act was introduced in...

‘He should be arrested!’: CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says Montana candidate belongs in jail

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 6:24pm
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin was incredulous when filling viewers in on the updates in the misdemeanor assault charges against Republican Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte for “body slamming” Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. “Apologize? He should be arrested!” T...

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner a ‘person of interest’ in FBI’s Russia probe: report

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 5:41pm
Senior aide to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner was suspected of being “under scrutiny” by the FBI, but Thursday it was made official. An official told NBC News that the Trump son-in-law has “significant information relevant” to the investigation into whether the Trump ca...

US lawmakers to fight massive Trump Saudi arms deal

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 5:29pm
U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to stop at least a portion of President Donald Trump’s sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Republican Rand Paul and Democrats Chris Murphy and Al Franken introduced a resolution of disapproval in the Senate to force a vote on whether to bl...

‘Anyone with a pulse’: Trump campaign’s desperation for personnel may explain many questionable hires

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 5:05pm
President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign was so desperate for staff that he would have accepted almost anyone willing to work for him. That may have been the way that staff with Russian connections were able to sneak their way into influencing the president of the United States. A recent Washing...

Right wing free speech activist supports Palestinian-American speaker despite assumption she ‘hates America’

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 5:02pm
Dozens of right-wing demonstrators, including far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos, gathered in New York on Thursday to protest a university’s decision to invite a Palestinian-American activist to deliver its graduation speech next week. The City University of New York’s (CUNY) Gradua...

US says three NY prison guards sexually assaulted female inmates

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 4:48pm
Three male prison guards repeatedly sexually assaulted and raped several female inmates under their supervision at a federal detention center in New York over time periods of up to three years, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. The guards, who face multiple charges stemming from grand jury indic...