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Vanity Fair apologizes for Hillary Clinton video; Trump tweets attack – CBS News

CBS NewsVanity Fair apologizes for Hillary Clinton video; Trump tweets attackCBS NewsVanity Fair has apologized for its controversial humor video offering Hillary Clinton advice. The video suggested New Year's resolutions for Clinton such as taking up knitting or other hobbies, but it prompted backlash from many viewers who saw it as ...Please stop talking about Hillary ClintonWashington … [Read more...]

Democrats have a golden opportunity to update the Contract With America – Washington Post

Washington PostDemocrats have a golden opportunity to update the Contract With AmericaWashington Post... Congress, requiring them to live under the same budget constraints as families and businesses.” Well, times have changed, haven't they? However, the contract that Gingrich came up with — a mix of process pledges (“Require committee meetings to be ...Everything you need to know about the … [Read more...]

Roy Moore Sues to Block Certification of Alabama Senate Election Results – New York Times

New York TimesRoy Moore Sues to Block Certification of Alabama Senate Election ResultsNew York TimesMONTGOMERY, Ala. — Roy S. Moore, the first Republican to lose a United States Senate race in Alabama in 25 years, moved late Wednesday to block state officials from certifying the victory of his Democratic rival on Thursday afternoon because of ...Roy Moore asks Alabama court for a new Senate … [Read more...]

A huge wave of sexual harassment claims is about to hit Congress—hard – CNBC

CNBCA huge wave of sexual harassment claims is about to hit Congress—hardCNBCPotential cases could likely hit both the House and Senate throughout 2018. But it's the Senate where the impact is likely to be greatest, and the reason is simple math. The GOP majority in the Senate is already a dramatically low 51-49 margin post ...and more » … [Read more...]

Ukraine, St Petersburg, Barack Obama: Your Thursday Briefing – New York Times

New York TimesUkraine, St Petersburg, Barack Obama: Your Thursday BriefingNew York TimesFrom President Trump versus Hollywood to #MeToo and the ghosts of the Confederacy, here's a not-so-nostalgic look back at the year's fiercest cultural fights in the U.S.. • The city of Tel Aviv attempted to build the tallest Lego tower using half a ...and more » … [Read more...]

Trump, Obama and the War on Christmas – Snopes.com

Snopes.comTrump, Obama and the War on ChristmasSnopes.comSeveral rumors holding that President Obama had banned Christmas in one way or another were circulated during his 8 years in office. Although these rumors were all debunked (no, he didn't order the military to stop saying the word “Christmas,” or ban ...Trump builds his 2018 political message by rebranding Obama's economic … [Read more...]

What will 2018 bring for Republicans and Democrats? – PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHourWhat will 2018 bring for Republicans and Democrats?PBS NewsHourThey are unified, they are energized. Democrats won a Senate seat in a ruby-red state of Alabama. That is unheard of. People would say we had no business even going into that state and trying to fight and win that race. And so I think that Republicans ...and more » … [Read more...]

What’s behind the claim that Hillary Clinton got ‘$84 million of potentially illegal campaign contributions?’ – Washington Post

Washington PostWhat's behind the claim that Hillary Clinton got '$84 million of potentially illegal campaign contributions?'Washington PostWhat was behind Rooney's claim that Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign possibly received millions in illegal money? It was the first time a member of Congress had referred to a Federal Election Commission complaint lodged by a pro-Trump … [Read more...]

Barack Obama says he felt a sense of ‘serenity’ after Donald Trump’s inauguration – CNBC

CNBCBarack Obama says he felt a sense of 'serenity' after Donald Trump's inaugurationCNBCWhen 44th U.S. President Barack Obama handed over the reins of the White House to Donald Trump, the former leader felt serene, even though there was work yet to be completed. Speaking in an interview for the BBC Radio 4's Today Program, Obama described ...President Obama warns against getting … [Read more...]

Obama warns against irresponsible social media use – BBC News

BBC NewsObama warns against irresponsible social media useBBC NewsFormer US President Barack Obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview since stepping down in January. He warned that such actions were distorting people's understanding of complex issues, and spreading ...Barack Obama to Prince Harry: 'I wake up later'USA TODAYall 429 news … [Read more...]

Republicans Prepare for Final Rollout of Tax Bill – New York Times

New York TimesRepublicans Prepare for Final Rollout of Tax BillNew York TimesWASHINGTON — As House and Senate Republican leaders prepared to roll out their agreed-upon $1.5 trillion tax plan, questions continued to loom about how the last-minute changes would be paid for and whether reluctant Republicans in high-tax states ...Trump's Democratic surge: the numbers that rattle … [Read more...]

Rep. Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election – CNN

CNNRep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-electionCNN(CNN) Rep. Blake Farenthold, who's under fire for accusations of sexual harassment, is not planning to run for re-election, a Republican source familiar with situation told CNN on Thursday. House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke with Farenthold, a Texas ...Blake Farenthold drops re-election bid amid harassment claimsNBCNews.comBlake Farenthold to … [Read more...]

Joe Biden on Anita Hill: “I owe her an apology” – CBS News

CBS NewsJoe Biden on Anita Hill: "I owe her an apology"CBS NewsFormer Vice President Joe Biden is expressing regret over how he handled the 1991 hearing in which Anita Hill shared stories about alleged sexual harassment from her former boss Clarence Thomas who the Senate was preparing to confirm as a justice on ...'I owe her an apology,' Joe Biden says of Anita Hill's 1991 … [Read more...]

Trump’s Lies vs. Obama’s – New York Times

New York TimesTrump's Lies vs. Obama'sNew York TimesWhen you look at the city with the strongest gun laws in our nation, it's Chicago.” (Several other cities, including New York and Los Angeles, have stronger gun laws.) Nov. 11, 2017.“I'd rather have him – you know, work with him on the Ukraine than ...and more » … [Read more...]

Former White House photographer describes what is was like to capture Obama on the worst day of his presidency – Business Insider

Business InsiderFormer White House photographer describes what is was like to capture Obama on the worst day of his presidencyBusiness InsiderSo I think it was a very ... he was very emotional and just thinking about this as a fellow parent, almost more so than as a president. Not long thereafter he had to go make a statement in the White House press briefing room and it was difficult for ...and … [Read more...]

After FCC Vote, Net Neutrality Fight Moves to Courts, Congress – WIRED

WIREDAfter FCC Vote, Net Neutrality Fight Moves to Courts, CongressWIREDBut that would require approval from the House, the Senate, and the president at a time when all three are controlled by Republicans who have been skeptical of net neutrality regulation. Demand Progress recently touted its success getting five ...A Few Republicans Are Showing Up to Fight for Net Neutrality in the Final … [Read more...]

Democrats look to spread that Alabama magic – Politico

PoliticoDemocrats look to spread that Alabama magicPoliticoDoug Jones' earth-shaking win in Alabama on Tuesday has Democrats dreaming of 2018 aftershocks across the country and in states where they haven't been competitive in years. They're eyeing Senate races in Utah, Nebraska and Texas; gubernatorial races ...The Republicans' Problem Is Bigger Than AlabamaBloombergFor McConnell, … [Read more...]

Democrats cool to Trump’s infrastructure pitch – Politico

PoliticoDemocrats cool to Trump's infrastructure pitchPoliticoThe White House is preparing to unveil its long-awaited $1 trillion infrastructure plan soon after President Donald Trump signs the GOP tax overhaul, hoping to begin 2018 with another big legislative win — but its approach is already drawing ...Trump says Democrats like his tax plan "a lot"CBS NewsRemarks by President … [Read more...]