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On Tuesday’s midterm elections special, the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” team tricked unsuspecting people into believing that the pro-Trump rocker was the newest senator on the block. And many were less than happy to hear about his (spoof) policies, such as legalizing crystal meth for medicinal use and lowering the age of buying scratch-off tickets to 10. […]

Bill Clark via Getty ImagesRep. Steve King hangs on to his House seat amid rising scrutiny of his white nationalist views. SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Rep. Steve King, a white supremacist, won a ninth term in Congress Tuesday night despite months of growing outrage over his bigoted statements and ties to extremist figures in the […]

Democrat Ayanna Pressley won her House race in Massachusetts’ 7th District on Tuesday, becoming the state’s first black woman elected to Congress. Pressley, 44, was a shoo-in to win with no Republican on the ballot. In the primary, she secured an upset win against 10-term Democratic incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano. Her upset drew comparisons to […]

A poll worker in Houston was fired from her position and given a citation by police Tuesday after allegedly berating a black voter with a racist tirade. “Maybe if I’d worn my blackface makeup today you could comprehend what I’m saying to you,” Juanita Barnes, who is white, allegedly told Rolanda Anthony, who is black, […]

Poll workers in Georgia appear to have been unprepared for the waves of voters who turned out on Tuesday. Officials were scrambling to bring additional equipment to the polls and to field calls from frustrated voters forced to wait in line for hours across the state. Meanwhile, some who called county officials got busy signals […]

Of the voters who turned up in Texas polling places to support Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke on Tuesday, one voter, Pamela Aguirre, may be one of the most passionate. O’Rourke has spent much of Election Day thus far visiting various polling places in the state. Aguirre was overcome with emotion when he appeared at her polling […]

There has been a lot of argument about whether Democrats need to win by running more to the left or more to the center. In my writings, I’ve contended that the best way for Democrats to gain ground is to run populist on economics. Why? Because (1) that’s where the country needs radical reform; (2) […]

Kenan Thompson told NBC’s “Today” show on Monday that his fellow “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson “definitely missed the mark” with a controversial joke this weekend. On Saturday’s show, Davidson made a joke about Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL and Republican congressional candidate who wears an eye patch. “You may be surprised to hear he’s […]

It’s been about a week since Netflix released “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” ― and real-life witches have mixed feelings about it.  The series puts a dark and devilish new twist to the story of Archie Comics character Sabrina Spellman, a half-witch, half-mortal who is preparing for an important rite of passage. On the night […]

By Susan Ferriss DELANO, CALIFORNIA — A small shrine with fresh marigolds and votive candles marks the spot where immigrants Marcelina and Santos Garcia were killed on March 13. The couple, of Mixtec Indian origin, had emigrated to California’s Central Valley from a rural region in Mexico where family values are strong. Like so many other […]


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