Dec
13
2017

House, Senate reach deal on tax overhaul

House and Senate GOP leaders cut a deal Wednesday on a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax laws, paving the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses and give many Americans modest tax cuts starting next year. The agreement would set the top individual rate at 37 percent, down from today’s ... Read more
Dec
11
2017

Trump’s sexual misconduct accusers: ‘Now let’s try Round 2’

Several women who accused President Trump of sexual misconduct are telling their stories again, saying “the environment is different” than it was when they went public during the presidential campaign last year. Three of the women — Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks — spoke to NBC’s Megyn Kelly on Monday and said they hoped ... Read more
Dec
09
2017

Iraq says war against ISIS is over

Iraq said Saturday that its war on the Islamic State group is over after more than three years of combat operations drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Iraqi forces were in full control of the country’s border with Syria during remarks at a conference in ... Read more
Dec
07
2017

Ex-lawmaker fired by Morgan Stanley over sexual misconduct claims

Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. has been fired from Morgan Stanley over allegations of misconduct — including claims he manhandled a woman, then pestered her for dates, according to a new report. “He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” a spokeswoman for the company told HuffPost.  ... Read more
Dec
02
2017

ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for 4 Weeks Without Pay: ‘Effective Immediately’

ABC News has announced that Brian Ross would be suspended for four weeks without pay “effective immediately.” “It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience – these are our core principles. We fell far short of that yesterday,” the network said in a statement on ... Read more
Dec
02
2017

Senate passes GOP tax bill after marathon voting session

The Senate early Saturday narrowly voted to pass an expansive $1.2 trillion tax reform bill. The 51-49 vote on the nearly 500-page bill took place shortly before 2 a.m. after Democrats attempted a last-ditch amendment to stall the vote until Monday in order to read the bill. Republican members broke out in enthusiastic applause as ... Read more
Nov
28
2017

Former Conyers aide: ‘Most of us’ have seen him in his underwear

A former top communications aide to Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan offered a defense of his former boss amid Tuesday growing allegations of sexual harassment, saying it wasn’t uncommon for staffers to accidentally see the congressman in his underwear. One former employee, Melanie Sloan, came forward with allegations last week, including one instance where ... Read more
Nov
26
2017

Susan Sarandon says Hillary Clinton is ‘very dangerous’

Actress Susan Sarandon called former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “very dangerous” Sunday — and said the United States would be at war had she won the 2016 election. The vocal Bernie Sanders supporter slammed Clinton as”not authentic” and an “opportunist” in an interview with The Guardian. via Susan Sarandon says Hillary Clinton is ‘very dangerous’ ... Read more
Nov
23
2017

Donald Trump handed LaVar Ball $13 million in free advertising

It pays to pick a fight with President Trump. That, at least, is the case for bloviating basketball dad LaVar Ball who has earned himself $13.2 million worth of free digital and TV ads since he started feuding with the president on Nov. 17. The number comes courtesy of Apex Marketing Group president Eric Smallwood and ... Read more
Nov
12
2017

How the ex-DNC chair ruined Clinton’s chance at 2020

Who’s afraid of the Clintons? Not Donna Brazile. The explosive book by the former head of the Democratic National Committee is rocking the political world with its tales of Hillary Clinton’s brazen corruption and tawdry deceits. To add extra punch to her insider’s account, Brazile is telling interviewers that Clinton’s 2016 campaign was “sterile” and ... Read more
Oct
24
2017

Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier

The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about President Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said. via Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier – The ... Read more
Oct
24
2017

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake won’t seek re-election, takes veiled dig at Trump

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona announced Tuesday he won’t be running for re-election — as he lamented the “flagrant disregard of truth and decency” in American politics. “There are times when we must risk our careers in favor of principles. Now is such a time,” he declared. via GOP Sen. Jeff Flake won’t seek ... Read more
Oct
23
2017

Scott Pruitt gets more security than any EPA head ever

The Environmental Protection Agency is expanding security for administrator Scott Pruitt, bringing the number of people guarding him to 30, according to a report on Monday. Salaries for guards providing the extra protection will cost more than $2 million a year, not including training, equipment or travel – a level of around-the-clock security no other ... Read more
Oct
14
2017

Behind Trump’s latest moves: A return to constitutional government

Do you remember how glum Barak Obama looked after last year’s election? It wasn’t because he liked Hillary Clinton. Instead, he was mourning for the last four years of his administration. He was looking at all his unconstitutional executive orders going down the tube. Obama kept the Affordable Care Act looking healthy via an extra-constitutional ... Read more