Category Archives: CNN – Politics

Mike Pence’s communications director is leaving

Vice President Mike Pence’s communications director Jarrod Agen is leaving the administration after two and a half years, CNN has learned. Agen was one of the vice president’s most trusted advisers who held multiple roles in Pence’s office. In a statement Monday, Pence thanked Agen for his work. “From traveling abroad for major international trips,…MORE

How Donald Trump’s Russia blindness impacts a lot more than elections

Donald Trump has never been a big believer in the idea that Russia actively interfered in the 2016 election to help him and hurt Hillary Clinton. He’s kept a healthy skepticism toward it despite the intelligence community and special counsel Robert Mueller’s assertion that there is zero question that Russia meddled in the election to…MORE

Pete Buttigieg says the U.S. has probably already had a gay president

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says it’s likely he wouldn’t be America’s first gay commander-in-chief if he’s elected in 2020. In an interview with Axios on HBO that aired Sunday, Buttigieg said he believes it’s probable that some of the country’s former presidents were gay. “I would imagine we’ve probably had excellent presidents who were…MORE

White House not inviting Israel to Bahrain summit

The White House is scrapping plans to invite Israeli government officials to its economic conference in Bahrain later this month, a Trump administration official said. The White House had previously planned to invite an Israeli government delegation to attend the summit alongside finance ministers from several Arab countries and businessmen, sources familiar with the matter…MORE

Mistrial declared on murder counts in trial of Benghazi suspect

A federal judge on Monday declared a mistrial on 15 criminal charges against Benghazi conspirator Mustafa al-Imam, including murder charges related to the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other Americans, after the jury couldn’t reach an agreement on al-Imam’s guilt. The jury previously found al-Imam guilty on two charges related to the September 11,…MORE

The 78 wildest lines in Donald Trump’s epic ABC interview

On Sunday night, ABC released the full transcript of George Stephanopoulos’ two-day(!) interview with President Donald Trump. And, well, wow. I went through the whole thing — and pulled out the best lines. They are amazing(ly) odd. 1. “Good event. Nice event. … (inaudible) ethanol in there. Great crowd, great people. Great people. Inaudible Ethanol…MORE

Supreme Court hands Democrats a win in Virginia racial gerrymander case

In a victory for Democrats in Virginia, the Supreme Court held Monday that the Republican-led Virginia House of Delegates did not have the legal right to challenge a lower court opinion that struck several district maps they had drawn as an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. This means court-ordered maps that favored Democrats will continue to be…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Shania Twain announces new Las Vegas residency

Shania Twain is headed back to Sin City. The singing star has announced a Las Vegas residency called, “Let’s Go!” The show will kick off December 6 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. This is the second time the Twain has had a concert residency in Vegas. She performed her “Still the…

A prequel to ‘The Hunger Games’ will arrive May 2020

A new entry in “The Hunger Games” series is on the way, though fans will likely have to navigate the violent world without Katniss Everdeen. Scholastic announced an untitled prequel novel to the bestselling young adult series, set 64 years before the events of the eponymous first novel. The original trilogy followed heroine Everdeen in…

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says he has throat cancer

Vocalist and guitarist of the band Megadeth, Dave Mustaine, said in a Facebook post that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. “It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on – but I’ve faced obstacles before,” he wrote. “I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they…

Lena Headey says she wanted a ‘better death’ for Cersei

If you were left a little deflated by Cersei Lannister’s anticlimactic “Game of Thrones” death, you aren’t alone. Actress Lena Headey says she wished her character had gone out a different way too. In an interview with The Guardian, Headey was asked what she’d say if she got a chance to have a drunken postmortem…