Politics

EX-Speaker of NY State Assembly Sheldon Silver Found Guilty of Fraud, Extortion, Money Laundering

EX-Speaker of NY State Assembly Sheldon Silver Found Guilty of Fraud, Extortion, Money Laundering

Sheldon Silver, who held a seemingly intractable grip on power for decades as one of the most feared politicians in New York State, was found guilty on Monday of federal corruption charges, ending a trial that was the capstone of the government’s efforts to expose the seamy culture of influence-peddling in Albany. …

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Ted Cruz Calls Planned Parenthood Attacker A “Transgendered Leftist Activist”

Ted Cruz remains the GOP Republican candidate on the back burner. Probably because he has neglected to make as many insane claims as his party’s frontrunners. Unlike Dr. Ben Carson he has yet to try and prove that he has in fact stabbed someone. Unlike Donald Trump he hasn’t mocked …

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United Nations Climate Negotiations Begin in Paris, Obama Warns Against ‘Cynicism’

United Nations Climate Negotiations Begin in Paris, Obama Warns Against 'Cynicism'

Declaring that the future of the planet is at stake, more than 150 world leaders assembled outside Paris on Monday to launch an ambitious attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help countries that are struggling to cope with the effects  of climate change. After years of faltering negotiations, the …

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VIDEO Trump: I’m Steamrolling Jeb, Rubio in Their Home State Sarasota, Florida

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump bragged about his high standing in the polls, slammed super political action committees and dismissed rivals Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in a campaign stop Saturday in their home state of Florida.

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump bragged about his high standing in the polls, slammed super political action committees and dismissed rivals Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in a campaign stop Saturday in their home state of Florida. Speaking before thousands who jammed into the Robarts Arena in Sarasota, Trump said …

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Donald Trump Mocks The Disabled Reporter He Needed On His Side The Most

In a speech Tuesday night, Donald Trump made a terribly offensive reference to reporter Serge Kovaleski. Serge Kovaleski suffers from a chronic condition known as arthrogryposis, a disability that limits his motion of his arms. When Trump made reference to Kovaleski, he was seen contorting and moving his arms. While …

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Chicago Protests Respond to Released Footage of Shooting

Immediately after the release of the dash-cam video showing officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing teenager Laquan McDonald, protests emerged in Chicago. Hundreds of people have converged on the avenues of Chicago. They have blocked storefronts and street ways, in order to make an economic impact. They plan on …

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French President François Hollande Meets With US President Barack Obama at White House

French President François Hollande Meets With US President Barack Obama at White House

French President François Hollande is visiting the White House Tuesday, and he is the one who’s beating the drums of war, calling for a robust international coalition in the Middle East and declaring that France is in a state of emergency. He is being received by a U.S. president on …

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Mayor Mike Rawlings: I Am ‘More Fearful’ of White Men Shooting People Than Syrian Refugees

Mayor Mike Rawlings: I Am 'More Fearful' of White Men Shooting People Than Syrian Refugees

In case you slept in Saturday morning and missed Mayor Mike Rawlings discussing Syrian refugees live on MSNBC, here you go. Rawlings previously told The Dallas Morning News that he would welcome Syrian refugees to the city. He said becoming xenophobic about refugees would “fall into the trap” of what ISIS is seeking. The …

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Bernie Sanders: Democratic Presidential Candidate Holds Town Hall Meeting in Savannah, Ga.

Bernie Sanders: Democratic Presidential Candidate Holds Town Hall Meeting in Savannah, Ga.

SAVANNAH, GA – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is in Savannah as part of a three day tour through South Carolina and Georgia. He is holding a town hall meeting at the Savannah Civic Center in front of a packed house. The doors opened at 5 p.m. and people piled into …

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Donald Trump Says He ‘Would Certainly Implement’ Database to Track Muslims

Donald Trump Says He 'Would Certainly Implement' Database to Track Muslims

Donald Trump says he “would certainly implement” a database system tracking Muslims in the U.S. if he is elected president. “I would certainly implement that. Absolutely,” Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, told NBC News on Thursday night in Newton, Iowa. Trump’s remarks came in the wake of …

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