Jul
22
2016

Clinton picks Virginia senator Kaine as her running mate

Hillary Clinton named U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, making a safe choice that will help her present the Democratic ticket as a steady alternative to the unpredictable campaign of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump. The selection of Kaine, a self-described “boring” Virginian with wide governing experience and a reputation for ... Read more
Jul
21
2016

Facing the Future at Fox News

Roger Ailes helped build Fox News into the top prime-time cable network. Now, he is said to be on the way out amid allegations of sexual harassment.The prospect of the network losing one of the most powerful TV news executives, even in disgrace, rattled investors in parent 21st Century Fox and the stock dipped Wednesday. ... Read more
Jul
18
2016

Earnest can’t say why WH won’t be lit in blue to honor cops

President Obama’s top spokesman wouldn’t say why the Obama administration is rejecting requests to illuminate the White House in blue to honor police officers gunned down in Dallas and now Baton Rouge, La. "I don’t suspect that that is something that we will do," press secretary Josh Earnest answered on Monday when asked if the ... Read more
Jul
17
2016

3 officers dead after shooting near BRPD HQ

Police have closed streets between Baton Rouge Police Headquarters and I-12 where law enforcement officers have been shot. Sources say two Baton Rouge Police officers and one East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputy are dead following the shooting. Another officer was critically injured. via 3 officers dead after shooting near BRPD HQ. ... Read more
Jul
17
2016

RNC organizers brace for the worst with convention security

The GOP kicks off its convention tomorrow in Cleveland, hoping that the recent rash of violence at home and abroad, and local security threats, don’t overshadow its nomination of Donald Trump for president. via RNC organizers brace for the worst with convention security | New York Post. ... Read more
Jul
15
2016

Mike Pence is the perfect yin to Donald Trump’s yang

Pick your metaphor for the world: It’s on fire, it’s spinning out of control, the wheels are coming off, it’s turned upside down. Whatever your pick, it is unanimous that the job of the next president is to make it better, and to make Americans feel better about the future. Donald Trump took a big ... Read more
Jul
14
2016

84 dead in Bastille Day attack in Nice, France

A driver ran down a large group of people in the southern French city of Nice during a suspected terrorist attack. At least 80 people are feared dead with more than 100 injured during the Bastille Day attack. Gunshots rang out in the streets, with gunmen targeting hotels and cafes in the port city as ... Read more
Jul
14
2016

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s ‘regrets’ don’t cut it

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a “never mind” statement on Thursday — too late to reverse the damage she’s done to the Supreme Court, to Hillary Clinton and to herself. Even Trump’s enemies are taking his side in feud with Ginsburg In not one but three interviews this week, Ginsburg trashed Donald Trump as well ... Read more
Jul
14
2016

Obama’s medical journal essay hints at insurer merger concerns

The president penned a first-of-its-kind essay Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, saying he’d like to see more competition in the marketplaces where people purchase ObamaCare plans, including a Medicare option with few insurance providers. “The majority of the country has benefited from competition in the Marketplaces, with 88 percent of enrollees ... Read more
Jul
13
2016

Comey: FBI didn’t put Clinton under oath

Hillary Clinton was not put under oath and there is no transcript of her interview with the FBI, Director James Comey told Congress on Thursday. Mr. Comey said it’s still a crime if she lied to his agents — though he said he doesn’t believe that happened. via Comey: FBI didn't put Clinton under oath ... Read more
Jul
13
2016

David Cameron given standing ovation as he ends final PMQs with emotional speech

David Cameron finished his final Prime Minister’s Questions to roars and applause as he exits the House of Commons chamber, shaking the hand of Speaker John Bercow. But only one side gave him a standing ovation – the government benches. While Labour and the SNP clapped, breaking Commons convention, few stood in honour of the ... Read more
Jul
13
2016

Trump Calls for Ginsburg to Resign From Supreme Court in Neutrality Flap

Republican Donald Trump called for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign from the U.S. Supreme Court after she said he was a “faker” and thrust herself into presidential politics to an unprecedented degree for a justice in the modern era. Trump, his party’s presumptive presidential nominee, said in a Twitter message that she “has embarrassed all by making very ... Read more
Jul
12
2016

Jeb Bush says pope’s meddling helped Trump win primaries

Donald Trump got an assist from a higher authority to win the Republican nomination, according to one-time rival Jeb Bush. “The pope intervening in American politics didn’t help,” Bush said in an interview Monday with MSNBC, referring to the Mass the pontiff said at the US-Mexico border just before the South Carolina primary — highlighting ... Read more
Jul
12
2016

Poll: Hillary Clinton’s Lead Over Trump Shrinks After Controversial Week

Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump narrowed to 3 points this week after several days of controversy following FBI Director James Comey’s recommendation that no criminal charges be brought against the former secretary of state over her use of a private email server. While the developments are certainly good news for the Clinton campaign, Comey’s ... Read more