Fox News host Tucker Carlson admitted Tuesday, in a rare moment of non-partisanship, that he actually agreed on something with Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Carlson said it was “hard to argue with” the progressive newcomer’s criticism of e-commerce giant Amazon, which has received $2 billion in tax incentives in exchange for locating its two new […]

DETROIT ― The heat going out in the van was the last straw. Pregnant and living in her vehicle with her four kids in the fall of 2013, Rebecca Fritz began a desperate, strategic search for a place to crash before winter hit.    Fritz, who had previously been living in a suburban domestic violence shelter, […]

President Donald Trump will — again — be skipping the Kennedy Center Honors this year, becoming the first president in the gala’s 41-year history to decline an invitation more than once. A spokeswoman for Melania Trump confirmed to USA Today on Tuesday that, because of scheduling conflicts, neither the first lady nor the president would […]

Midterm elections are usually thought of as a referendum on the president. But for many Americans, the 2018 midterms were a referendum on so much more. When she sat down with WNYC’s Kai Wright, HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen called this election cycle “a referendum on our character as a nation.” And as with the many […]

A black security guard was shot dead by a police officer as he held down a gunman at the bar where he worked. Jemel Roberson, 26, was working early Sunday at Manny’s Blue Room ― a bar in the predominantly black Chicago suburb of Robbins, Illinois ― when a patron who was part of a […]

I’ve watched the trailer for “My Brilliant Friend,” the first installment of HBO’s adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, about 30 times. I’m not joking. I’ve been watching it three to five times in a sitting, ever since it came out. Every time I tear up. But the reason I get emotional doesn’t have so […]

A photo of Wisconsin high school students appearing to give a Nazi salute went viral over the weekend, prompting the school district and local police to investigate. The photo appears to show dozens of male students from Baraboo High School, about 40 miles northeast of Madison, performing the Sieg Heil, a gesture used as a […]

Viewers of Fox News were given the gift of learning about Trumpy Bear on Monday morning in a campy advertisement shilling a stuffed teddy bear resembling President Donald Trump. A journalist at Vox tweeted about the commercial: I can’t believe this commercial that just ran on Fox News is for real — Aaron Rupar […]

Fox News anchor Ed Henry responded to Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday, addressing her criticism that he’d made fun of her financial situation Friday on Fox’s “America’s Newsroom.” Ocasio-Cortez admitted in a New York Times profile that she can’t afford to move to Washington, D.C., before her new congressional salary kicks in. Henry said […]

Election officials in Florida announced Saturday that the state will hold recounts in its high-profile Senate and gubernatorial races.  Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner also ordered a recount in the race for agriculture commissioner. An automatic statewide machine recount is carried out when the margin of victory is less than 0.5 percentage point. Unofficial results […]

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