Ex-Presidents Send Trump a Pointed Message

WASHINGTON — Politics has never been an innocent profession. Every generation has witnessed contentious arguments, division, scandals and below-the-belt attacks — McCarthyism, the Vietnam War, Watergate, Iran-Contra, impeachment, the Iraq war and the all-out fight over Obamacare. But what was extraordinary about Thursday was having two ex-presidents — George W. Bush and Barack Obama — deliver what amounted to a... Read More

Trump Told Soldier’s Widow He Knew ‘What He Signed Up For,’ Congresswoman Says

A Florida congresswoman said the family of a U.S. service member killed in Niger was "astonished" when President Donald Trump suggested in a phone call that the soldier "must've known what he signed up for." Rep. Frederica Wilson told NBC Miami that she heard the president's comment to Sgt. La David T. Johnson's widow, Myeshia, on a speakerphone as they... Read More

#MeToo: Hashtag Becomes Anti-Sexual Harassment and Assault Rallying Cry

The tweets and Facebook posts came flooding in: from actors and other celebrities, from women not normally in the spotlight, even from some men. On Sunday night, after a tweet from actor Alyssa Milano, social media was inundated with personal stories of being the victims of sexual harassment or assault. Suggested by a friend: If all the women who have... Read More

White House Says It Will End Key Obamacare Subsidies to Insurers

The White House announced late Thursday that it would no longer reimburse insurers for lowering costs for customers under the Affordable Care Act, a decision Democrats condemned as "spiteful." President Donald Trump had indicated he was considering cutting off the payments in order to increase pressure on lawmakers to repeal the ACA, also known as Obamacare. He later tweeted,  ... Read More

Trump Attacks Puerto Rico, Threatens To Pull Emergency Responders

President Donald Trump slammed Puerto Rico on Thursday, saying its power grid and infrastructure were a "disaster" before two hurricanes hit last month and he threatened to pull federal emergency management workers from the storm-ravaged island. His comments drew furious responses from Democrats who charged he is treating Americans there like "second-class citizens." Trump tweeted, 'Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes,... Read More

Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a gathering this past summer of the nation’s highest ranking national security leaders, according to three officials who were in the room. Trump’s comments, the officials said, came in response to a briefing slide he was shown that charted... Read More

Corker says Trump Could Set U.S. on Path to World War III

Following a day of trading twitter barbs, Senator Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, is firing back at President Trump again, calling into question Mr. Trump's leadership ability and his turbulent running of the White House in a New York Times report. In an interview with the Times on Sunday, Corker said Mr. Trump was treating his office like "a reality show," with... Read More

Las Vegas Shooter Booked Rooms Facing Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago in August

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock booked rooms in a Chicago hotel facing the Lollapalooza music festival in August, a law enforcement official told USA TODAY on Thursday. Paddock, 64, booked one room at the Blackstone Hotel starting Aug. 1, two days before the festival opened. He booked a second room Aug. 3. The Blackstone confirmed in a statement that rooms were... Read More

Las Vegas police say Gunman Stephen Paddock Had an Escape Plan

Police in Las Vegas now believe the man who carried out the deadliest attack on American soil since 9/11 had an escape plan and they are not ruling out possible accomplices. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says Stephen Paddock must have had some help, but the gunman's motive is still a mystery. More than 100 law enforcement agents have been... Read More

Las Vegas Gunman Meticulously Planned Shooting, Sheriff Says

Sunday night's shooting spree in Las Vegas was so meticulously planned that the gunman set up cameras in and around his luxury hotel room, the Clark County sheriff's office said Tuesday. The apparent attempts at surveillance by the gunman, whom authorities have identified as Stephen Paddock, were part of extensive preparations that included stockpiling nearly two dozen guns in his... Read More

LIVE Video – Las Vegas Concert Shooting

Someone shot into a crowd of 30,000 people at an outdoor concertin Las Vegas near the Mandalay Bay casino last night. It happened just after 10:00 p.m. PST. Over 50 people are dead, and there are more than 406 have been taken to the hospital. It is now being called the deadliest shooting in U. S. history. JASON ALDEAN was performing when his... Read More

Tax Reform is Going to be Really, Really Hard

The fight to repeal Obamacare is over -- for now -- and Republicans have pivoted to the fight ahead on their tax proposal. But writing the legislation won't be their only challenge: lawmakers will face several big hurdles before they can produce a final bill. Congressional Republicans have made clear that they want to rely on an approach which requires... Read More

Obamacare Repeal Failed, but the Damage Is Already Done

President Donald Trump pauses as he meets with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the Oval Office at the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON — Graham-Cassidy is officially over for now after Senate leaders announced they would not bring it up for a vote. But the damage to the health insurance market from... Read More

At Least 6 Close Trump Advisers Used Private Email for Government Business

In conducting official business, senior White House officials sometimes used private email accounts, CBS News confirms. These communications were initiated largely by people outside the White House seeking to arrange meetings with senior White House staff. Often, individuals asking for a meeting had an existing e-mail relationship with the White House official. For example, a Republican senator might email former... Read More

Kim Jong Un Calls President Trump ‘Dotard’ and ‘Frightened Dog’

North Korea's leader called President Donald Trump "a frightened dog" and a "gangster fond of playing with fire" in an official statement released Thursday. Kim Jong Un responded to Trump's United Nations speech in a dispatch written in the first person. South Korea's government said it was the first such direct address to the world by any North Korean leader.... Read More

Trump Threatens to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea in First U.N. Speech

UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump, in his first address to the United Nations, derided Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader, as a “rocket man” on Tuesday as the president warned that he may be forced to "totally destroy" the rogue nation. If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph," Trump said, as he... Read More

Deal or No Deal? ‘Dreamers’ Wait as Trump, Lawmakers Joust Over Immigration

The fate of 800,000 young immigrants hung in the balance Thursday as top lawmakers, White House officials and President Donald Trump himself squabbled over whether an agreement had been struck to protect them — and if so, exactly what it was. In the face of an intense backlash from conservatives inside the Capitol and out, Speaker Paul Ryan and other... Read More

How to Fix Identity-Theft Issues Posed by the Equifax Hack

The Equifax breach not only exposed sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans, but it also underscored the huge and largely unaddressed vulnerabilities that make widespread identity theft possible. Experts have warned for years that the widespread use of Social Security numbers, lax corporate security and even looser individual password practices could lead to an identity-theft apocalypse. The Equifax breach... Read More

DACA and Dreamers Explained

(CNN) - Will nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants lose protection from deportation? That decision is up to Congress, the Trump administration said Tuesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Pulling the plug on DACA overturns President Barack Obama's signature immigration policy and could upend the lives of more... Read More

Trumps Rampage in Arizona

(CNN) - Donald Trump just showed why even some Republicans question whether he has the temperament and the capacity to serve as President. In an incredible performance at a raucous Arizona rally Tuesday, Trump rewrote the history of his response to violence in Charlottesville and reignited the culture wars. Trump in effect identified himself as the main victim of the... Read More

Have You Visited the Book of John Gray Yet?

Success lies in doing not what others consider to be great but what you consider to be right. —John Gray John Gray is a multi talented renaissance man who happens to bring comedic relief to the masses that follow him. What makes him unusual is the fact that he uses comedy even when he’s preaching. Matter of fact, he uses... Read More

Rushion McDonald’s Passion for Perfect Baking

Nothing can make your tummy do a happy dance quite like brown sugar monkey bread, buttery sweet potato pie or baked banana pudding, says two-time Emmy Award-winning TV producer and award-winning baker Rushion McDonald.  Dessert lovers are downloading a free video series, gobbling up and enjoying more than two dozen recipes that are part of McDonald's new baking bonanza partnership... Read More

FDA: Tuna sold in Houston area may be tainted with Hepatitis A

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was notifying consumers Friday that frozen tuna sold in Texas, California and Oklahoma area stores were being recalled due to a possible Hepatitis A contamination. The recall comes after the Hawaii Department of Health notified the FDA that a sample of frozen tuna cubes from Indonesia tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus. Samples taken from... Read More

‘Steve Harvey Show’ Producer Rushion McDonald Launches ‘Money Making Conversations’

Patti LaBelle, Charlie Wilson, Kem and more share business insights on radio call-in show. This week marks the taping of final episodes of the Steve Harvey Show after five seasons. But Rushion McDonald, executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning, Chicago-based daytime talk show, is already transitioning into new radio and television projects. First up is McDonald’s recently launched Money Making... Read More

Black Life Coaches Network Awards Dr. D Ivan Young 2017 Life Coach of the Year

Life Coach of The Year, Dr. D Ivan Young, selected by The Black Life Coaches Network (Photo: Business Wire) Multimedia Gallery URL HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Black Life Coaches Network (BLCN), one of the most respected life-coaching bodies for urban America, Canada, The United Kingdom, Caribbean and Africa, has named Houston-based Dr. D Ivan Young, PhD as its choice for Life Coach... Read More

China Vital to Countering a More Dangerous North Korea

The United States, Japan, and South Korea should forge stronger diplomatic and military ties to motivate China to take a larger role in mitigating the North Korean nuclear threat, says retired Admiral Mike Mullen, co-chair of a new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report. North Korea carried out its fifth nuclear test in early September and represents “an incredible danger” to... Read More