• Ivanka Trump's book had prescient words: 'Email is the key to prosecuting just about everyone'

    Ivanka Trump—a presidential adviser who has admitted to illegally using a personal email account to conduct government business—wrote about the problems email presents in her book. Trump’s comments in The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life may prove prescient. “My friend Andrew Cuomo, New York’s great attorney general, tells me that e-mail is the key to prosecuting just about everyone these days,” Trump wrote. ” People can be so incredibly slapdash with …

  • Chief Justice John Roberts lashes out at Trump on Thanksgiving eve over 'Obama judge' remark

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts took the unusual step on Wednesday of criticizing remarks made by President Donald Trump. In a statement on the eve of Thanksgiving, Roberts condemned Trump’s assertion that an “Obama judge” had ruled against his new migrant asylum policy, The Associated Press reported. According to Roberts, the U.S. does not have “Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.” Roberts also said that an “independent judiciary is something …

  • Historian Jon Meacham explains Thanksgiving family fights: 'Political loyalties have replaced religious belief'

    Historian Jon Meacham on Wednesday asserted that some families feud on Thanksgiving because “political loyalties have replace religious belief and religious practice.” On the day before Thanksgiving, MSNBC host Craig Melvin asked Meacham if politics had always created so much “strife” at family gatherings. “Well, we had a civil war where we fought, we killed each other over existential questions of liberty and freedom,” Meacham explained. “Families divided, patriot vs. Tory during the...

  • Kellyanne Conway rants about ‘jealous’ critics after being asked how she reconciles her faith with her White House job

    White House advisor Kellyanne Conway has faced her share of criticism for working for President Donald Trump—including from her own husband. On Wednesday, in an interview on the Christian radio show Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris, Conway was asked how she reconciles her Catholicism with working ...

  • Daily Beast reporter obliterates Trump's 'cheap oil' claims: Saudi Arabia plans to cut production to drive up prices

    Daily Beast reporter Kimberly Dozier laid waste on Wednesday to President Donald Trump’s early morning tweet thanking Saudi Arabia for bringing down the price of oil, saying that the opposite was true. Responding to a question by CNN anchor Pamela Brown about whether oil prices would have gone up if Trump had taken a “tougher stance” after the Saudis essentially admitted to murdering Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Dozier said the two were unrelated. “OPEC …

  • Legal expert shocked by Trump ordering DOJ to investigate Clinton and Comey: 'President Trump has 3rd grader's idea of presidency'

    In a bombshell report Tuesday, the New York Times revealed that President Donald Trump considered ordering the Justice Department to investigate Hillary Clinton and former FBI director James Comey. The President was discouraged from targeting his political rivals with a DOJ probe by then-White House counsel Donald McGahn, who cautioned that using the DoJ in this capacity could have a range of negative consequences, from bad press to impeachment. On CNN Wednesday, legal experts wondered …

  • The View’s Meghan McCain sickened by Trump covering for Saudi killers: ‘It’s very depressing’

    “The View” co-host Meghan McCain was visibly disgusted by President Donald Trump’s statement of support for Saudi Arabia’s crown prince — who evidently ordered the murder of a U.S.-based journalist. Trump cast doubt Monday on CIA assessments blaming the brutal assassination of Jamal Khashoggi on Mohammed bin Salman, and thanked Saudi Arabia the day after for lower oil prices — and McCain said the president’s actions were sickening. “Jamal Khashoggi was cut up into little …

  • Video shows Utah Republican 'significantly exaggerated' claims about 'violent' confrontation with Dem

    A newly released video disputes a Utah Republican’s claims about a brief confrontation with the state’s top Democratic House member. State Sen. Daniel Thatcher (R-West Valley City) lodged a criminal complaint against state Rep. Brian King (D-Salt Lake City) after the Oct. 3 confrontation at the Utah Capitol, reported The Salt Lake Tribune. A 42-second video clip recorded by security cameras at the Senate Building shows King walk around a corner in the hallway, and …

  • Mueller's team scorches guilty ex-Trump aide for trying to avoid prison -- and uses his own tweets against him

    Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is fighting to make sure ex-Trump aide George Papadopoulos spends the time in prison that he agreed to, new court filings show. Papadopoulos is supposed to report to prison on Monday, but is now trying to get out of it. Papadopoulos has requested that his incarceration be delayed while an unrelated challenge to Mueller’s authority plays out. In response, Mueller’s team has filed a brief that tears apart Papadopoulos’ claims, such …

  • Mississippi Republican tells MSNBC why he's voting for Democrat Mike Espy -- and hanging Cindy Hyde-Smith out to dry

    Mississippi Republican voter Cliff Heaton hung Cindy Hyde-Smith out to dry on Wednesday, telling MSNBC why he plans to vote for Democrat Mike Espy in Tuesday’s runoff Senate election. “I’m absolutely a Republican by nature,” Heaton told reporter Vaughn Hillyard. “On Tuesday I’m voting for Mike Espy.” Espy “took over from a Republican who was worthless, in my opinion,” Heaton said, praising Espy’s tenure as congressman. But Heaton also had harsh words for Hyde-Smith’s racially-tinged …

  • Fox News GOP analyst: President Obama is the one with 'mommy issues' because he's 'half white'

    Fox News Republican analyst Brad Blakeman argued this week that President Barack Obama has “mommy issues” because his mother was white. Wednesday morning on Fox News, host Sandra Smith noted that President Barack Obama had blamed racism and “mommy issues” for a lack of progress in the United States. Obama, however, did not mention President Donald Trump’s name. “We are still confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism, mommy issues,” Obama explained. Blakeman said that …

  • Tom Cruise personally abuses fellow Scientologists: Leah Remini

    Tom Cruise personally abuses fellow Scientologists, ex-Scientologist Leah Remini told the Daily Beast. The actor, who is part of the organization’s senior leadership “personally administered punishment on a high-ranking member of the church,” on the orders of the organization’s top commander, Remini says she was told by a senior official. “I think people think [Cruise is] an innocent victim in all of this. Most Scientologists are, and I can actually say this about most Scientologists …