Category Archives: CNN – Politics

Fact-checking Trump’s ABC interview

In an extensive interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that aired Sunday evening. President Donald Trump made several factual blunders and repeated many of his favorite incorrect claims. Here’s a look. In touting his policies to expand defense spending and strengthen the military, the President took credit for improving the Department of Veterans Affairs, specifically expanding…MORE

Supreme Court declines to take up contraceptive mandate case

The Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a case brought by the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Roman Catholic religious order for women, challenging lower court opinions that blocked the Trump administration’s effort to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate. Several cases are still percolating in the lower courts below…MORE

Supreme Court rejects appeal from DC prep school student

The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up a case brought by a former student at a prestigious Washington, DC, prep school who alleged discrimination affected her chances for college admission. Dayo Adetu and her parents, Titilayo and Nike Adetu, say that the private Sidwell Friends School — the elite school attended by a who’s…MORE

Trump chastises Mulvaney for coughing during TV interview

President Donald Trump chastised his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney for coughing during the taping of a TV interview, ordering the aide out of the Oval Office while he was in the middle of an answer. Trump, during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that aired Sunday, was in the middle of telling…MORE

Pregnant teen and baby held in Border Patrol custody for more than a week

A pregnant teenager and a nine-month-old child were held in an upstate New York US Border Patrol station for around ten days while authorities tried to find them placement in a more permanent facility, according to a US Border Patrol official and a second source familiar with the situation. This comes at a time when…MORE

Israel announces new Golan Heights settlement named ‘Trump Heights’

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced a new settlement in the Golan Heights named after his “great friend” Donald Trump. Netanyahu unveiled a sign at the proposed site of the settlement on Sunday bearing the name “Trump Heights,” and thanked the US President for breaking with the international community to recognize Israeli sovereignty over…MORE

Trump tells supporters to ignore polls that say he’s losing

President Donald Trump is charging into his re-election launch week by warning his supporters that polls, including by his own campaign, showing him trailing Democratic front-runner Joe Biden are not real. Trump hit back Monday after his team fired several pollsters whose early swing state surveys angered the President when they showed him lagging behind…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…