Category: Politics

Why alt-right trolls shouted down Donald Trump Jr.

Supporters of President Trump yell at counter protesters outside a book promotion by Donald Trump Jr. at the UCLA campus in Westwood, California, on November 10, 2019. | Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images The “Groyper Army” and the war over college campus conservatism, explained. A group of alt-right and “dissident right” activists have joined forces with neo-Nazis […]

DOD Official Testifies Withheld Ukraine Aid: Deputies Raised Concerns About ‘How This Could Be Done in a Legal Fashion’

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images The latest testimony to be released in the impeachment inquiry is from Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Laura Cooper, whose testimony was delayed for several hours recently after the Republican protest storming the hearing room. Cooper testifies that in one meeting, “there was just this issue of the White House chief […]

The Seattle politician Amazon tried to oust has declared victory

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant speaks during an International Women’s Day rally in Seattle, Washington ,on March 8, 2017. | JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images The win by the socialist Kshama Sawant is the latest salvo in an increasingly contentious battle between Amazon and local Seattle officials. Amazon poured nearly $1.5 million into last week’s […]

On Veterans Day, Trump Laments Passing Whistleblower Law Meant to Improve VA: ‘To Think I Signed!’

Alex Wong/Getty Images On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump lamented passing a whistleblower law meant to increase protections for employees who uncovered wrongdoing in the Department of Veterans Affairs. “To think I signed the Whistleblower Protection Act!” Trump said Monday, stepping on an announcement from the White House twitter account praising Trump’s accomplishments for veterans. […]

The one big policy change 2020 Democrats want to make for veterans, explained

People watch the Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2019, in New York City. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images Democrats want to give some veterans with an other-than-honorable discharge Veterans Affairs benefits. Four of the five major 2020 Democratic candidates have released detailed plans for how to improve veterans’ care just in time for Veterans Day. […]

Trump’s big veterans health care plan has hit a snag

President Trump’s plan to reform veterans health care has one common problem: a narrow network. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Narrow networks are an issue for many Americans. Now they’re affecting vets. The problem of narrow networks has hindered President Trump’s signature veterans health care program. The New York Times’s Jennifer Steinhauer had a great story […]

The 2020 election calendar

Christina Animashaun/Vox A full schedule of all key dates in the 2020 presidential election: debates, primaries, conventions, and more. The first Democratic primary debates are taking place more than seven months before voters caucus in Iowa and go to the polls in New Hampshire. Between today and when the Democratic nominee faces President Trump on […]

NHL Broadcaster Don Cherry Fired for ‘Divisive Remarks’ About Immigrants in Toronto

Paul Marotta/Getty Images National Hockey League broadcaster Don Cherry has been fired over backlash to his comments complaining about immigrants in Toronto. Cherry’s employer Sportsnet said in a statement that it was firing the former Boston Bruins coach for his “divisive remarks” and “it is the right time for him to immediately step down.” Statement […]

China’s fight with the NBA, explained

It all started with a single tweet. Last year, nearly 500 million people in China watched NBA basketball. That’s an enormous number, more than the entire population of the United States, and it represents how hard the NBA has worked to build a market in the most populous country in the world. It also shows […]

WeWork’s Adam Neumann could be replaced by T-Mobile CEO John Legere

T-Mobile CEO John Legere may share more in common with ex-WeWork CEO Adam Neumann than just his hairstyle. | Getty Images Legere is a self-described “vocal, animated, and sometimes foul-mouthed CEO” — in some ways not totally unlike controversial former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann. WeWork’s former CEO Adam Neumann, whose erratic behavior and questionable leadership […]

Giuliani Roasted Over Reports He’s Plotting ‘Impeachment Podcast: ‘Have We Found *Literally* the Worst Idea in the World?

Rudy Giuliani is apparently considering an “impeachment podcast.” CNN reports this afternoon that Giuliani was discussing plans for the podcast over lunch in NYC. And they know this because, well… Two people who overheard Giuliani’s discussion reached out to CNN and provided a recording they decided to make of the conversation. They contacted CNN unprompted […]

Fox’s Napolitano Questions Trump’s ‘Fitness for Office’: His Threats to Ignore Constitution Reveal ‘Character Traits’

Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano suggested President Donald Trump is unfit to serve in the White House due to his “disparagement of the Constitution he is sworn to uphold.” Napolitano made the comments Friday during a segment on his show Liberty File on Fox Nation — which is Fox News’ subscription-only digital vertical — while outlining […]

Dan Abrams to Moderate ‘Great Impeachment Debate’ Between MSNBC’s Mimi Rocah and Breitbart’s Joel Pollak

Mediaite will be airing a live debate on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, moderated by ABC News Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams. This will be the first debate ever held at the renowned SiriusXM ‘Fishbowl’ event space which has hosted the biggest names in entertainment and politics from Hilary Clinton, to KISS, to Taylor […]