Former Top Clinton Aide Blasts Air Horns At White House To Keep Trump Awake After Putin Summit

Six hundred people, 50 bullhorns, pots, pans and a collection of whistles welcomed President Donald Trump home to the White House as he touched down from his tumultuous trip to Helsinki. The ear-popping homecoming party was designed to keep the jet-lagged president awake—a last-minute protest pulled together with a single Tweet from a former top advisor to Hillary Clinton. “If someone flew home […]

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Trump Claims He Misspoke During Press Conference With Putin

Facing widespread criticism for his performance during a press conference with Russian Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump claims he misspoke when he appeared to question why Russia would be interested in interfering in the 2016 president election. Trump said during the press conference that he didn’t “see any reason why it would be” Russia that interfered in the election Ahead […]

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Trump Tells Hannity Putin Was "Very, Very Strong"

President Donald Trump has received considerable criticism for his performance during a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday but was given an unsurprisingly more positive review from close ally Sean Hannity of Fox News. Trump sat down for an interview with Hannity just moments after finishing the closely watched press conference with Putin. Hannity kicked off the […]

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Trump finds few defenders as news media covers his ‘betrayal’

We will probably never really know what happened at Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s private meeting. But we do know what happened when the two men held a joint press conference on Monday. Journalists bluntly conveyed shock at what they had just witnessed. That shock and concern continued to dominate the coverage a full 24 hours later. The White House […]

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Trump Tries To Clean Up After Disastrous Putin Summit

President Donald Trump on Tuesday responded to the widespread condemnation of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, claiming that he believes the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. His words came a day after he sided with Putin in an extraordinary press conference. “I accept our intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia’s meddling in […]

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Hulu passes 20 million subscribers and announces offline viewing

Netflix is running away with the streaming business. But Hulu is making a case that it still belongs in the race. The company announced Wednesday that it has topped 20 million US subscribers and is adding a slate of new shows and features — including an option to download episodes and watch them offline. Hulu’s numbers still lag far behind […]

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Trump Faces Flak At Home Over Soft Corner To Russia

President Donald Trump faced a barrage of criticism including from within his administration and his party for defending Moscow and contradicting the American intelligence community’s claim that Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. At a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin following the Helsinki summit Monday, a reporter asked Trump if he believed his own […]

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A GOP Civil War Comes To Wisconsin

PEWAUKEE, Wis. ― The Wisconsin Republican Party has long been a picture of unity. Buoyed by Gov. Scott Walker’s repeated triumphs over Democrats and unions, and by an array of conservative talk show hosts who rally the base, the party has stood together through convulsion after convulsion that rocked the national GOP. A Senate primary next month is threatening to tear […]

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Trump's performance at summit with Putin was 'unprecedented,' experts say

Experts say President Donald Trump’s performance at a joint briefing with Russian President Vladimir Putin shows the U.S. leader was focused on his own interests. “Trump is clearly playing to his domestic base, they love it. If you look at poll numbers now among his base and their views of Russia and Putin is going up,” said Georgetown University’s Angela […]

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How The Catholic Church Came To Oppose Birth Control

By Lisa McClain, Boise State University/The Conversation This month marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark “Humanae Vitae,” Pope Paul VI’s strict prohibition against artificial contraception, issued in the aftermath of the development of the birth control pill. At the time, the decision shocked many Catholic priests and laypeople. Conservative Catholics, however, praised the pope for what they saw as […]

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