Category: News & Politics

Christmas for Putin?: What the Left Can Learn from the MAGA Cult

Dear Democrats: Congratulations, you have officially retaken the House and put an end to one-party rule in Washington. As our Russian friends like to say, Thanks, God. Not that the Russians care. Vladimir Putin and his army of Internet trolls…

Pelosi: ‘Open discussion’ on whether Trump could be indicted in office

House Democrats are expected to scrutinize President Donald Trump’s administration with the full force of their oversight powers, which include the ability to issue subpoenas. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday declined to rule out…

Trump, Free of Adult Day Care, Homes in on a 2020 Strategy: Lobbing Twitter Bombs to the Base

By Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg/Getty Images. Donald Trump’s tweets over the weekend blaming Democrats for “any deaths of children or others at the border” were as ugly as could be imagined, after a year in which Washington seemed to lose its capacity…

Bloomberg Ready to Put 0.2 Percent of His Money Where His Mouth Is

By Theo Wargo/Getty Images. Money can’t buy presidencies, as Jeb Bush discovered in 2016, when he spent more than $130 million, only to drop out without winning a single state in the Republican primary. It appears that’s not going to…

“Let’s Make a Deal”: Trump’s Unlikely Truce at Mar-a-Lago

When Donald Trump wakes up before dawn at Mar-a-Lago, if he indeed ever gets there, a stack of newspapers will likely be waiting for him, including one printed on paper that will not smudge. That’s where the Palm Beach Daily…

The Secret History of Christmas at Mar-a-Lago, an Unlikely (and Increasingly Uncomfortable) Oasis for the Palm Beach Jewish Community

When Donald Trump walks out on the veranda at Mar-a-Lago to sit down for dinner at his favorite table—if he ever makes it out of Washington, that is—he will be joining a room that is full of many people of…

7 Siblings Were Adopted From Foster Care By One Family Before Christmas | NowThis

This couple adopted 7 siblings out of foster care just in time for the holidays. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe This couple adopted 7 siblings out of foster care just before Christmas. Terri and Michael Hawthorn became foster parents several…

Boko Haram Kidnapping Survivors Visit U.S. for the First Time | NowThis

These women escaped the unthinkable horrors of being kidnapped by Boko Haram. Now they’re sharing their stories of bravery and resilience, with dreams of becoming lawyers. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe In the latest NowThis Reports, we spoke with two…

HBO and Steve Burrows’ ‘Bleed Out’ Explores Flaws in Our Healthcare | NowThis

Steve Burrows’s mother ended up with permanent brain damage while undergoing a routine hip replacement — now he’s examining the deeps flaws of the nation’s health care system in this chilling documentary. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Steve Burrows: ‘Basically…

New York Senator Diane Savino On Cannabis Legalization | Op-Ed | NowThis

‘We shouldn’t be afraid to advocate for adult-use cannabis.’ — Public support is growing for cannabis legalization, and this state senator thinks it’s time for the federal government to catch up. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe New York State Senator…

Taylor Swift Fans’ Faces Scanned At A Concert | NowThis

Taylor Swift fans had their faces scanned and analyzed without them even knowing. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Taylor Swift fans had their faces scanned and analyzed without them even knowing. Rolling Stone reported on Dec 12, 2018 that attendees…

It’s Time to End U.S. Involvement in Yemen, Says Sen Chris Murphy | Op Ed | NowThis

The U.S. is partly responsible for the worst humanitarian crisis in the world — Senator Chris Murphy says it’s time Congress ends our involvement in the war in Yemen. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe The war in Yemen has resulted…

Craig Unger: There Is a Russian Asset in the White House | The Russia Desk | NowThis

‘There’s a Russian asset in the White House.’ — This journalist isn’t holding any punches in his new book that connects the many dots between Trump, Putin, and Russia’s complex history of influencing U.S. politics. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe…

Sens. Sherrod Brown, Jeff Merkley Want to Stop Congresspeople From Trading Stocks | Op-Ed | NowThis

It’s legal for members of Congress to buy and sell stock in businesses they write laws on — but Senators Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley want to end ‘conflicted trading’ once and for all. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe It’s…