Daily Archives: April 12, 2018


  • 20 politically incorrect songs that’d be wildly controversial today

    20 politically incorrect songs that’d be wildly controversial today

    CLOSE If these classic songs were released today, it would almost certainly ignite a scandal. Mick Jagger, left, and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones perform in Tampa, Fla., in 1994. Some of the English rockers’ songs contain lyrics that would likely be frowned upon today. (Photo: Chris O’Meara, Associated Press) There’s nothing like hearing a…


  • Trump flirts with re-entering massive trade pact

    Trump flirts with re-entering massive trade pact

    There are signs that President Donald Trump is beginning to get the message from Republicans that his trade threats could harm their constituents as well as the party’s political prospects heading into the midterms. | Evan Vucci/AP A move to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be a stunning reversal for the protectionist-minded president. By BURGESS…


  • How a Trump ‘love child’ rumor roiled the media

    How a Trump ‘love child’ rumor roiled the media

    The story of how The National Enquirer’s owner bought and spiked a story about an alleged Donald Trump “love child” is now roiling the media world, as The Associated Press acknowledged having decided not to publish it last August, before turning around and doing so on Thursday morning. Other outlets now admit they, too, had…






  • Former Texas congressman Steve Stockman found guilty of 23 felonies

    Former Texas congressman Steve Stockman found guilty of 23 felonies

    Steve Stockman, a Republican former congressman from Texas, has been convicted of defrauding two conservative mega-donors and funneling their $1.25 million into personal and campaign expenses as part of what prosecutors have described as a “white collar crime spree.” A jury in federal court in Houston ruled Thursday afternoon that Stockman is guilty of all…


  • On heels of spending binge, balanced-budget vote fails in House

    On heels of spending binge, balanced-budget vote fails in House

    House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), who announced Wedneday he will not run for reelection, arrives for a meeting with Donald Cravins Jr. of the National Urban League, left, and Elroy Sailor, a Republican strategist, right, at the Capitol on Thursday. After passing tax cuts and spending that added massively to the deficit, congressional Republicans…