Democrats win state Senate seat in Missouri, their 42nd red-to-blue flip of the cycle

Republicans have lost the first election in Missouri since Eric Greitens resigned the governor’s post in disgrace, with Democrat Lauren Arthur picking up a state senate seat in the Kansas City suburbs. With 100 percent...

McDonald’s to test alternative to plastic straws in some US restaurants

McDonald’s announced Friday that it would start testing an alternative to plastic straws in some of its U.S. restaurants, and would completely phase out the products in some of its European locations. The fast food...

Doctor Who sued Trump losses job at Vanderbilt

A Tennessee doctor who became a social media sensation because of statements on President Donald Trump, racism and Colin Kaepernick - and who later sued the president over First Amendment rights - is losing...

There’s Nothing Wrong With Treating an Asshole Like an Asshole

I believe in the Golden Rule. While I am not a biblical scholar, I learned this religious lesson from the great teacher and philosopher who said unto the men who constantly chased, persecuted and tormented...

Justice Department and F.B.I. Are Investigating Cambridge Analytica

The Justice Department and the F.B.I. are investigating Cambridge Analytica, the now-defunct political data firm, and have sought to question former employees and banks that handled its business, according to an American official and...

Trump Megadonors Ramp Up Climate Change Denial Funding

The New York financiers’ donations to climate misinformation think tanks are finally attracting the scrutiny long reserved for the Koch brothers and Exxon Mobil. Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah Mercer, are best known as...

Trump says FBI missed Florida shooter ‘signals’ spending ‘too much time trying to prove...

President Trump late Saturday suggested the FBI could have stopped the shooter who killed 17 people and injured 14 others at a High School this week if they spent less time working on the...

Former Disney star joins White House press team

The White House press office is getting a bit more Sunshine these days -- former Disney Channel star Caroline Sunshine, that is. She's joining the team as a press assistant. Sunshine, 22, is known for...

Dershowitz: Targeting Trump’s lawyer should worry us all

There is much speculation as to the significance of the search of the offices and hotel room of President Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen. To obtain a search warrant, prosecutors must demonstrate to a judge...

Trump Sparks Outrage With Plan to Divert Nearly $200 Million From Health Programs to...

President Donald Trump is facing a backlash after his administration announced plans to divert nearly $200 million from health programs to funding the detention of unaccompanied immigrant children caught crossing into the U.S. illegally. The...

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