Politics

Tess Torelli January 9, 2018

Oprah Winfrey’s widely shared speech about gender, race and opportunity at the Golden Globe Awards quickly fueled speculation that she could consider a presidential run in 2020. Receiving a lifetime achievement award, the media mogul spoke about hoping to start a “new day,” in which women can speak up about sexual harassment without fear. Her […]

Tess Torelli January 9, 2018

Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump (L) listens with US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen during a meeting with Republican members of the Senate about immigration at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 4, 2018. Around 200,000 Salvadorans allowed to live in the United States since 2001 after […]

Tess Torelli January 9, 2018

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer will push $30 million into an effort to boost millennial voter turnout in this year’s midterm elections to help Democrats take over the House. The former hedge fund manager, who made the announcement Monday, will not run for office in California this year. Rumors had swirled around whether he would challenge […]

Tess Torelli January 8, 2018

Mitt Romney, who is reportedly leaning toward a run for Senate later this year, was treated for prostate cancer over the summer, NBC News and CNN reported, citing sources. “Last year, Governor Mitt Romney was diagnosed with slow-growing prostate cancer. The cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate,” a […]

Tess Torelli January 8, 2018

The campaign is also planning stops in contested red states with Democratic representatives, such as West Virginia, along with vulnerable blue districts like Missouri. The tour, titled “Repeal the Trump tax,” will include town halls and events with local officials and small-business owners. It will culminate in Washington on April 15. According to planning documents […]

Tess Torelli January 8, 2018

Getty Images President Donald Trump (C), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (2nd L) and Vice President Mike Pence make their way to a news conference announcing Congress passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on the South Lawn of the White House on December 20, 2017 in Washington, […]

Tess Torelli January 8, 2018

Twitter doesn’t want to get in the way of elected officials and political leaders communicating via the platform — no matter how “controversial” their tweets may be. “Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people should be able to see and debate,” the company wrote in a […]

Tess Torelli January 7, 2018

The rankings for Amazon are calculated roughly every hour from data on book sales, but the factors considered by the e-commerce giant’s algorithms remain largely a mystery. “It is like the most closely guarded secret in the universe,” Ellen Geiger, vice president and senior agent at Frances Goldin Literary Agency, tells Giftofaservant Make It. While […]

Tess Torelli January 7, 2018

Steve Bannon said Sunday he “regrets” his comments made to author Michael Wolff in his explosive book “Fire and Fury” that has shaken the Trump White House. “My support is also unwavering for the president and his agenda,” Bannon said in a statement, first reported by Axios, the political news website. NBC News later confirmed […]