August 31, 2018

Trump won’t compromise at all with Canada on NAFTA, according to leaked comments

Diplomatic talks between the United States and Canada over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were dramatically upended on Friday, after the Toronto Star leaked comments from President Donald Trump revealing that he was not willing to negotiate on any terms of the deal. According to the publication, Trump made the […]
August 24, 2018

In 2016, we accepted more than 80,000 refugees. This year, the number will be closer to 20,000.

The United States is on track to accept a historically low number of refugees in the 2018 fiscal year. Only about 20,000 to 21,000 refugees will be admitted to the country by the end of September, according to an estimate from NBC News. That’s far less than the limit of 45,000 refugees that Trump set […]
August 23, 2018

Trump is officially arguing against his own impeachment

We’re now at the point in the story where President Donald Trump is officially arguing against his own impeachment. In an interview that aired Thursday morning, Fox and Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked Trump whether he believed Democrats would impeach him if they win more seats in Congress after the November elections. “Well, you know, I guess it […]
August 22, 2018

Senate Democrats call to halt Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing after Cohen, Manafort news

Several Senate Democrats are calling for the Senate to put a stop to any confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, after news on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts in federal court in New York, implicating the president as a co-conspirator in those crimes. At […]
August 19, 2018

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ brings in $34 million in just five days

Crazy Rich Asians is doing crazy well at the box office The romantic comedy has brought in $34 million since it opened in theaters on Wednesday.  This weekend alone, it brought in $25.2 million. The movie, produced by Warner Bros. and directed by Jon M. Chu, is the first major studio film with a majority Asian cast […]
August 19, 2018

Blake Farenthold blames #MeToo movement for his own sexual harassment scandal

Months after he resigned from Congress, former Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) is still blaming the #MeToo movement for the congressional investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed women in his office. Farenthold resigned from Congress in April, after being sued for sexual harassment of a former aide and then using $84,000 in taxpayer money to […]
August 19, 2018

New Jersey school board candidate called Black people ‘animals’ and ‘useless wastes of life’

A New Jersey school board candidate often made racist comments on Facebook, calling Black people “animals” and “useless wastes of life.” He also frequently made homophobic and transphobic comments, mocked people with disabilities, and disparaged those calling for criminal justice reform. Richard Jankowski, a 51-year-old candidate in Monroe Township, Gloucester County, made the comments on Facebook […]
August 13, 2018

A fun list of all the times Trump made up, confused, or didn’t know of countries that actually exist

President Donald Trump didn’t know that Nepal and Bhutan were countries until an adviser told him, according to a new report from Politico. Before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the White House last June, Trump met with national security aides and seemed confused by the two countries’ existence, according to two people briefed on […]
August 10, 2018

Arkansas cop fired after telling Black men they ‘don’t belong’ in his city

An Arkansas police officer was fired Wednesday after telling a group of Black men that they “don’t belong” in his city. The incident, which took place on July 21, was captured on video and posted on Facebook on Tuesday by Demarcus Bunch. Bunch, his cousin, and a group of friends were in his hometown of […]
August 6, 2018

Saudi Arabia suspends ties with Canada over human rights criticism

Saudi Arabia is really, really upset that Canada criticized its treatment of human rights activists. Last Friday, the Canadian Foreign Ministry said it was “gravely concerned” about the arrests of several prominent activists, including Saudi-American women’s rights activist Samar Badawi. On Monday, the Saudi Foreign Ministry ordered the expulsion of Canadian Ambassador Dennis Horak — […]