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Jan 14
2018

Politics: 38 minutes of panic: Here's how people in Hawaii reacted to a false ballistic missile alert

It took 38 minutes before another alert was sent out, clarifying there was "no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii." Hawaiians received a false alarm on Saturday warning of an inbound ballistic missile and causing instant, widespread panic. The alert was apparently caused by an employee at Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency pushing […]

Jan 13
2018

Politics: Mueller targets the White House, another Russian threat looms, and Trump flips on FISA: The latest in the Russia probe

Here's everything you may have missed in a dizzying week of Trump-Russia developments. This week brought more drama and a slew of revelations in the Russia investigation. President Donald Trump set lawmakers scrambling when he blasted out an early-morning tweet about a controversial surveillance law that he said was used to "so badly surveil and […]

Jan 13
2018

Politics: Some of the most conservative congressmen are going all-out to fight for Trump against Mueller and the Russia investigation

While Trump has spent months seeking to delegitimize Mueller's probe, a group of conservatives has done much of the heavy lifting to combat the investigation. President Donald Trump has gotten a huge boost from a handful of conservative House members in his quest to counter special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Many of those congressmen […]

Jan 13
2018

Politics: Trump's 'shithole' comments throw a wrench into already volatile government shutdown battle

President Donald Trump's "shithole" remark may cause trouble in upcoming negotiations to avert a government shutdown. President Donald Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as "shithole countries" in an immigration meeting Thursday, lawmakers have said. The remarks sparked an international backlash. They also may cause trouble at home, as difficult negotiations to […]

Jan 13
2018

Politics: Trump completes his first physical exam as president, doctor claims he's in 'excellent health'

Dr. Ronny Jackson, who conducted Trump's first physical on Friday, is expected to announce the results on Tuesday. Donald Trump completed his first physical exam as president on Friday. Dr. Ronny Jackson, who performed the exam at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, described Trump as being in "excellent health." Jackson is expected to […]

Jan 12
2018

Politics: A leaked Pentagon document shows that the Trump administration wants to expand the US nuclear arsenal

The leaked document shows that the Pentagon wants to expand the US nuclear arsenal with low-yield weapons, but these weapons are still incredibly dangerous. A Department of Defense document obtained by HuffPost calls for adding "low-yield" nuclear weapons to the US arsenal in order to counter Russia, Iran, North Korea, and other countries. These low-yield […]

Jan 12
2018

Politics: Here’s where Trump’s cabinet went to college

Trump's cabinet is a well-educated bunch — but sometimes not in the fields that their departments are responsible for. President Donald Trump's cabinet has already gone through a couple of changes since Trump took office — Gen. John Kelly has stepped out of his role as Homeland Security secretary in order to become White House […]

Jan 12
2018

Politics: TRUMP: 'I should be given credit for having great insight' to fire Comey

President Trump said he did nothing wrong in the Russia investigation but refused to commit to interviewing with Mueller. President Donald Trump said during an interview with The Wall Street Journal that he should get more credit for "having great insight" when he fired FBI director James Comey last May. "Everybody wanted Comey fired," he […]

Jan 12
2018

Politics: Trump's 'shithole' comment has revived a debate about calling Trump a 'racist'

Journalists are debating again whether to call President Donald Trump a "racist." Journalists are debating again whether to call President Donald Trump a "racist." Outlets famous for censoring profanity chose to print his description of certain countries where immigrants come to the US as a "shithole." Since President Donald Trump's political ascent in 2015, many […]

Jan 11
2018

Politics: Trump alleges that the FBI agent Mueller ousted committed 'treason' by sending anti-Trump texts

President Donald Trump frequently paints the Russia investigation as a politically-motivated "witch hunt" meant to delegitimize his victory. President Donald Trump said Thursday that the FBI agent whom special counsel Robert Mueller ousted last July committed "treason" by exchanging politically-charged texts with an FBI colleague. Counterintelligence veteran Peter Strzok was removed from Mueller's team after […]

Jan 11
2018

Politics: White House staffers reportedly think Trump's 'shithole countries' remark will play well with his base

President Donald Trump reportedly asked why the US is "having all these people from shithole countries come here?" during an immigration meeting Thursday. President Donald Trump reportedly asked why the US is "having all these people from shithole countries come here?" during an immigration meeting Thursday. Some within the White House reportedly believe the comment […]

Jan 08
2018

Politics: Stephen Miller had to be escorted off CNN's set after his interview with Jake Tapper went off the rails

Miller ignored multiple requests to leave, prompting CNN to call security. Stephen Miller needed to be escorted off a CNN set on Sunday. His appearance on "State of the Union" ended abruptly after host Jake Tapper pressed him on damaging claims about President Donald Trump. Tapper said Miller was speaking "to an audience of one." […]

Jan 07
2018

Politics: Trump reportedly starts his days later because he wants more 'executive time' to watch TV and go on Twitter

It's no secret that President Trump is a voracious consumer of cable news and social media. President Donald Trump shrank his daily schedule because he wanted more "executive time" to watch TV and tweet, according to the news site Axios. He reportedly has three hours of "executive time" every morning and another few hours of […]

Jan 07
2018

Politics: Houthi rebels captured what appears to be a US Navy underwater drone off the coast of Yemen

It's not the first time Houthi rebels claimed to have intercepted US hardware. Houthi rebels captured what appears to be a US Navy underwater drone off the coast of Yemen

Jan 01
2018

Politics: Inside the ritzy London wine bar where George Papadopoulos reportedly got drunk and unknowingly kicked off the Russia investigation

The FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia started at a swanky London wine bar. A New York Times investigation revealed that the FBI probe into whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to meddle in the 2016 election started at a London wine bar in May 2016. George Papadopoulos, a […]

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