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Trump declares 'Obamacare is dead' in Sunday morning Twitter frenzy

President Donald Trump was up to his early morning Twitter hijinks on Sunday, declaring that “Obamacare is dead,” and saying his “healthcare plan in on the way.” The president got off to an early start, calling the Democrats “leaderless” before saying they want ...

Trump backer explodes when CNN's Paul Begala calls president a 'moral midget' after rally speech

Conservative Paris Dennard blew up on CNN regular Paul Begala after the commentator called President Donald Trump a “moral midget” following the president's speech at a rally in Pennsylvania Saturday Night. With former White House official David Gergen calling Trump's campaig...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie not following law he signed, says disabled woman's mom

Christie not following law he signed, says disabled woman's mom MORRISTOWN , When Jennifer Sullivan lived on a farm in New Hampshire for two years, the 26-year-old petite woman with autism hiked, worked in a bakery and tended to lambs and cows. She ate fruits and vegetables. She liked to...

Trump invites Philippine strongman Rodrigo Duterte to White House

President Donald Trump has invited controversial Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte to the White House, the Guardian is reporting. While no date has been set between the two leaders, a readout of Saturday's call to Duterte indicated the two discussed the concerns of the Association of Southea...

Sea of protesters hit streets nationally to protest Trump a Peoples Climate March

A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. The Peoples Climate March, the culmination of a st...

Trump celebrates first 100 days as president and blasts media at Pennsylvania rally

U.S. President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics. Trump told a Pennsylvania crowd he was just getting started on meeting his ...

Erin Moran died 'penniless,' brother says

Erin Moran Died 'Penniless,' Brother Says Erin Moran's brother, Tony, remembered her “incredible” sister days after her death on April 22, saying that the “Happy Days” star was “penniless” and had been living a tragic life. In an interview with t...

'How do you like me now?': Will Ferrell returns as George W. Bush on Samantha Bee's 'Not the WHCD'

“Saturday Night Live” alumnus and “Anchorman” star Will Farrell joined Samantha Bee in character as former President George W. Bush for her “Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner” special on Saturday night. “History has proven to be kinder to me t...

'Gone too late': Samantha Bee gives a 'eulogy' for Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes at 'Not the WHCD'

On her “Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner” special on Saturday night, Samantha Bee gave a eulogy for Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes, “two media titans who were snatched , I'm sorry , taken from us far, far too late.” O'Reilly became...

Empty seats at Pennsylvania rally give the lie to Trump's claim of 'record breaking' crowd

At his Harrisburg, PA rally on Saturday celebrating his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump claimed that the crowd at the expo center was a record-breaker and that people were lined up outside to get in, but the building was too small. According to TheHill.com, journalists on the ...

WATCH: The 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner hosted by Hasan Minhaj

The president might not have been there, but the White House Correspondents' Dinner went forward on Saturday night, hosted by “Daily Show” reporter Hasan Minhaj. President Donald Trump announced earlier this year that he would be boycotting the annual gala due to his strained relat...

WATCH: Donald Trump holds Pennsylvania rally to celebrate first 100 days

President Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Harrisburg, PA to mark his first 100 days in office on Saturday. The president has opted out of attending the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner, a decision he announced weeks ago. The dinner will air live from Washington later on Saturday. Comed...

WATCH LIVE: The 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner hosted by Hasan Minhaj

The president might not be there, but the White House Correspondents' Dinner is going forward on Saturday night, hosted by “Daily Show” reporter Hasan Minhaj. President Donald Trump announced earlier this year that he would be boycotting the annual gala due to his strained relation...

Authoritarianism expert on surviving Trump's next 100 days: 'Forget your hopes' , get ready to fight

Author and expert on authoritarian regimes Sarah Kendzior said in a new essay for the Toronto Globe and Mail that the key to halting the autocratic ambitions of President Donald Trump is to remain vigilant and keep fighting because nothing about the next three months will be easy. Kendzior began by ...

Social media sh*tstorm descends on Fox News over 'deeply, ludicrously, egregiously dishonest' tweets

On Saturday Fox News posted a set of graphics on Twitter meant to demonstrate what an excellent job President Donald Trump has been doing on the economy compared to where the administration of former Pres. Barack Obama was at his first 100 days. According to TheHill.com, the graphics failed to ...

WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump holds Pennsylvania rally to celebrate first 100 days

President Donald Trump is speaking at a rally in Harrisburg, PA to mark his first 100 days in office on Saturday. The president has opted out of attending the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner, a decision he announced weeks ago. The dinner will air live from Washington later on Saturday....

'You cannot be serious': Veteran journalist scoffs at Trump boast of most productive first 100 days

In a Saturday appearance on “PBS NewsHour,” veteran journalist and author Jeff Greenfield scoffed at the idea that President Donald Trump has accomplished more in his first 100 days than any president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. At best, the president's accomplishments thus fa...

GOP insiders slam Trump's desperate, 'totally insane' last-minute push for 100-days accomplishments

President Donald Trump's last-minute push to rack up some achievements to show for his first 100 days in office sent some of his closest aides reeling and further alienated the president from leaders within his own party, said Politico on Saturday. “The last-minute moves have frustrated ...

All-woman AM Joy panel eviscerates Ivanka Trump as 'complete opposite of what they're presenting'

Joy Reid was joined on Saturday by MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, Democratic strategist Karine Jean-Pierre and comedian Judy Gold to discuss Ivanka Trump's press tour this week portraying herself as a voice of moderation in her father President Donald Trump's coterie of advisers and aides...

Could risk for PTSD be inherited?

Could Risk For PTSD Be Inherited? It seems we can blame our genes for nearly everything, including the likelihood of suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The latest research about this condition is focusing on whether it could actually be passed down through our DNA. Read: PTSD Treatment ...

'Sorry I voted for the son of a b*tch”: Holocaust denying ex-GOP candidate rips Trump for listening to Jewish son-in-law

One defining feature of the first 100 days of the Donald Trump administration has been the surge in anti-Semitism sweeping the country. Now a small Kentucky town is bracing for violence between armed neo-Nazis and protesters. Lois Beckett, senior reporter for the Guardian, has a longform ...

Lobbyist who once sued Interior Department named to be its No. 2 official

Lobbyist who once sued Interior Department named to be its No. 2 official WASHINGTON — His name is David Longly Bernhardt, and he's worked as the top lobbyist for California's Westlands Water District, the largest agricultural entity of its kind in the nation. He has sued the Interior De...

Donald Trump wants you to know he won the election

Donald Trump Wants You to Know He Won the Election Are you alive? Did you rise from a deep slumber this morning? Last night, did you flicker to life a television? Do you own a radio or have you ever used Snapchat? On a clear, spring day, do your eyes ever pan across the blue horizon in search of a ...

BUSTED: Montana GOP candidate Greg Gianforte has financial ties to Russian companies under US sanctions

Only days before absentee ballots will be mailed to Montana voters, the only statewide congressional election of 2017 has been thrown into pandemonium following revelations that GOP nominee Greg Gianforte invests in Russian companies under U.S. sanctions. “The race to fill Montana's vaca...

Trump complains 'fake media' won't report on his 'long list of achievements'

Prior to holding another campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump has once gain taken to Twitter on Saturday to complain about the media ignoring his “long list of achievements.” Despite his inability to get any legislation passed through a Republican-majority ...

WATCH: Alex Jones holds bonkers press conference to rip reporters , and warn about 'human animal chimeras'

Infowars founder Alex Jones called a press conference on Friday afternoon to lash out at reporters for their coverage of his child custody case and topped it off by ranting about Chobani yogurt and “human animal chimeras.” Thursday night an Austin judge awarded custody of Jones's c...

Why Trump's second hundred days are more important

Donald Trump grumbled at all the report cards the media was going to issue grading his first hundred days;' he believes—and let's face it, he's right—that a hundred days is a meaningless contrivance that, because of the uniqueness of this Presidency, the press nonetheless is harping on ...

'He's a pathological liar': Watch Rob Reiner destroy Trump for blaming his Michael Flynn woes on Obama

Appearing on MSNBC's AM Joy, director and advocate Rob Reiner unloaded on President Donald Trump for trying to blame his Michael Flynn woes on former President Barack Obama. Asked by host Reid if the White House was dealing in “obfuscation,” Reiner launched into an attack on Trump ...

Trump asked Washington Post to run 2016 electoral map on front page to commemorate first 100 days: report

Appearing  on MSNBC on Friday night, a Washington Post reporter claimed President Donald Trump requested the paper run a photo of his winning electoral map on the front page to help celebrate his first 100 days in office. White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker said that Trump pulled out a copy of ...

Here are Sean Spicer's worst moments defending Trump's disastrous first 100 days

Whether you love him or hate him, you can probably agree that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has a tough job. On his best days, he has to get up in front of a room full of reporters and try to explain the intricacies of President Donald Trump's early morning tweets. On his worst, late...

'I feel kind of dumb, honestly': Trump voter admits being 'bamboozled' by candidate's 'progressive-ish' rhetoric

A Michigan voter who said he initially supported Sen. Bernie Sanders only to vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump now says he regrets it, telling an MSNBC host, “I kinda feel dumb, honestly.” In an MSNBC piece on how Michigan Trump voters feel about the president at the 100 da...

'Orange Is The New Black' season 5 premiere leaked online

The season premiere of the hit T.V. series, “Orange is the New Black” was supposed to be launched in June, but a hacking group, which calls itself TheDarkOverlord, has leaked the episode online in a torrent. TheDarkOverlord says that it had asked Netflix for ransom and since it did not ...

Trump will face seawall of opposition in California over his drilling order

President Donald Trump painted a golden future of “great wealth” and “great jobs” powered by oil pumped from the ocean floor as he signed an executive order Friday to consider new offshore drilling around the country. But his efforts could splash harmlessly against the ...

Bruce Springsteen opens up to Tom Hanks at Tribeca

Tom Hanks may be an even bigger Bruce Springsteen fan than you are. At least, Friday's hour-long conversation between the two at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre - the last in this year's Tribeca Film Festival Talks - sure made the case. The event, billed as “Storytelle...

How Ellen DeGeneres' coming out changed my life

I'm a writer. I'm a comic. I'm a Jew. I'm a Midwesterner. And I'm gay. The latter of which I'm only able to openly be, and include into my work in an honest way, because of Ellen DeGeneres. I was 14 when Ellen DeGeneres and her character Ellen Morgan from Ellen si...

Colbert: America survived Trump's first 100 days , but Bill O'Reilly didn't

Friday night, Late Show host Stephen Colbert congratulated America for surviving President Donald Trump's first 100 days , but noted Fox News host Bill O'Reilly wasn't so lucky. 'This brings us to the end of Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. After this, we ...

Why Hawaii is trying to ban a common sunscreen

It's a coral reef killer NOAA The waters surrounding Hawaii's eight main islands contain more than 410,000 acres of living coral reefs. If strung together, the reefs would be bigger than Oahu, Hawaii's third largest island. And because of Hawaii's geographic isolation, the reefs support ...

After 100 days, Trump has yet to figure out Congress

Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas emerged from his office in the U.S. Capitol earlier this week to a larger-than-normal horde of reporters for his regular press briefing. They all wanted to ask the chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee the same thing: How could he square the ...

North Korea 'bombs' White House in new propaganda video

North Korea has released a new propaganda video depicting a fictitious attack on the White House after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with military action if it pursues a sixth nuclear weapons test. The video, entitled “Within the Scope of Destruction,” begins with a ...

EPA says website undergoing makeover to match Trump, Pruitt views

The website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.gov, is getting a makeover to reflect the views of President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the agency said on Friday. As EPA renews its commitment to human health and clean air, land and water, our website needs to ...

'We live in a nightmare': How Trump turned America upside down in 100 days

Don't you want God to show up and say He's kidding?' Louis C.K. asked Stephen Colbert on The Late Show a couple of weeks back. Of course we do. Instead, during these past 100 days, God seems to have doubled down on the prank. Although optimists predicted that once he faced the reality of ...

A disturbing number of humpback whales are dying off the east coast

What's killing the whales? Pixabay Humpback whales are dying in surprising numbers on the east coast. On January 15, 2016, a dead humpback whale was spotted floating off the coast of Virginia Beach. Then Virginia played host to two more stranded humpbacks. In the waters and beaches of New York, ...

Has President Trump tweeted every single day?

March 12 and April 15 were special days in Donald Trump's presidency: Of the 100 days that he's been in office, he tweeted on 98 of them. But not those two. Had he misplaced his phone on those days, or gotten a cramp…...

The Rodney King video changed everything — and nothing

Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old shot in a Cleveland Park because police thought he had a gun, his death caught on surveillance video. Eric Garner, killed by police who held him down while he gasped I can't breathe,' in Staten Island, New York, while a bystander nearby captured his last moments. Walter ...

The People's Climate March addresses global warming

Following closely on last week's March for Science, activists are preparing for the People's Climate March on Saturday, April 29. This event will mark President Donald Trump's 100th day in office, and comes as the Trump administration is debating whether the United States should continue to ...

Diehard Bill O'Reilly fans are boycotting Fox News for letting the embattled host go

Following a steady stream of sexual harassment lawsuits, Fox News revealed Wednesday that Bill O'Reilly would not be returning to “The O'Reilly Factor” after his vacation ends later this month. Due to his longstanding reputation as the king of cable news, the bombshell announ...

It's 'the asshole generation': Maher panel rips into the sexual harassment at Fox News

During a panel discussion the Overtime segment of Bill Maher's Real Time, the topic of Fox News sexual harassment scandals came up with one panelist describing it as the end result of a “generation of assholes.” Asked by host Maher if she ever faced any problems when she appeared o...

Weinstein negotiates to get transgender drama '3 Generations' a PG-13 rating, firing up parents organization

Weinstein negotiates to get transgender drama '3 Generations' a PG-13 rating, firing up parents organization LOS ANGELES — The Weinstein Co.'s movie “3 Generations” has been reclassified with a PG-13 rating, instead of the original R assigned by the Motion Picture Assoc...

Are you an emotional eater? Blame your parents.

Are you an emotional eater, and cope with stress and heartbreak with pizza and ice cream? Chances are you didn't learn this habit on your own, but were rather taught it during childhood. A new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has found that parents who comforted their ...

Former Director of anti-immigration group set to be named ombudsman at US immigration agency

Former Director of Anti-immigration Group Set to be Named Ombudsman at U.S. Immigration Agency A former director of an anti-immigration group, Julie Kirchner, is expected to be named as ombudsman to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Monday, according to a person with knowledge of ...