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weary white house staffers: at least trump’s attacks on the nfl won’t start a nuclear war

white house staff — exhausted by their boss’s mercurial mood swings and unwillingness to accept any restrictions or guidelines for his behavior — concede that president donald trump’s recent attacks on the nfl are downright “nutty,” but told the daily beast that a...





kansas city chiefs’ smith: trump ‘couldn’t condemn violent neo-nazis’ but he attacks black athletes

the kansas city chiefs’ quarterback alex smith said in an interview with the kansas city star newspaper on sunday that he finds president donald trump’s attacks on nfl players and owner “disturbing” and finds it remarkable that trump can so easily attack black athletes when h...





john oliver blisters treasury secretary mnuchin and his wife: ‘shame on both of you!’

this week on hbo’s “last week tonight,” host john oliver lambasted treasury secretary steven mnuchin for his request to take a $25,000 per hour military jet on his honeymoon with bride louise linton. first, however, he took a look at the backlash against president donald trump̵...





trump slaps travel restrictions on north korea and venezuela in expanded ban

washington (reuters) – president donald trump on sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from north korea, venezuela and chad, expanding the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court. iran, libya, syria, yemen and...





tennessee town reeling after masked gunman’s attack on church

a masked gunman killed a woman in the parking lot of a tennessee church on sunday morning and wounded six worshipers inside the building before shooting himself in a scuffle with an usher who rushed to stop the attack. the suspect, identified as emanuel kidega samson, 25, walked into nashville’...





‘fire or suspend!’: trump angrily calls for nfl boycott and tells team owners to punish players

us president donald trump on sunday urged fans to boycott national football league games to pressure the league to fire or suspend players who show disrespect for “flag and country.” trump’s latest twitter salvo was the latest blow in an escalating war of words with some of profess...





man who punched 12-year-old’s teeth out and called him the ‘n-word’ claims self-defense

a mother in charlotte county said her 12-year-old son got punched in the face by a man on wednesday, knocking out his front teeth and busting his lip. related: a neighbor who didn’t hesitate to shoot and kill a would-be drowner of twin babies has officially been ruled justified watch the video now s...





trump attacks on anthem protesters have only encouraged more people to speak out

a protest begun in relative silence by colin kaepernick has come to a head sunday, turning much of the nfl—the most popular sport in the country—against president donald trump. earlier this week trump used his platform—both in person and at a rally—to slam kaepernick and others for demonstrating, ei...





charles blow rips ‘venal’ trump: he’s ‘playing to racial grievance’ for his own gain

new york times columnist charles blow told cnn on sunday that president donald trump can’t resist a “venal” urge to exploit racial discord to advance himself, shore up his base and advance his administration’s agenda. in response to a conservative panelist’s contention ...





trump triples down on ‘very disrespectful’ anthem protests: ‘i never said anything about race’

trenton — air force one was wheels up from new jersey sunday evening. but not before president donald trump gave an impromptu press conference on the tarmac at morristown municipal airport. the press conference came after his comments about national football league owners firing players who kn...





cnn on sunday anthem protests: ‘if president trump thought he could divide the nfl, he was wrong’

cnn media critic and “reliable sources” host brian stelter said on sunday that president donald trump’s controversial remarks from an alabama rally on sunday have only served to galvanize the world of professional sports against him. “i was talking to an nfl source this after...





obama warned zuckerberg about danger of fake news on social media: report

former president barack obama took facebook ceo mark zuckerberg aside in the weeks after the 2016 election and told him point-blank that hostile powers were using social media to spread disinformation and that it poses a clear threat to u.s. security, said the washington post on sunday night. the co...





michael eric dyson rains hell on cnn conservative over anthem protests: ‘let me finish, sir!’

georgetown university sociology professor michael eric dyson went off on cnn conservative political commentator ben ferguson when ferguson conflated pro athletes’ protests of police brutality with disrespect for the country and a lack of patriotism. ferguson attacked the demonstrators by sayin...





right-wing berkeley ‘free speech week’ lasted under 20 minutes — but that was the plan all along

after months of promotion, the right-wing “free speech week” at the university of california at berkeley completely fizzled. now, newly uncovered emails suggest that organizers planned for the event to fail “from the get-go.” according to cbs news, the few dozen supporters wh...





internet giants, once above the fray, on the defensive in washington

internet giants, including alphabet’s google <googl.o> and facebook <fb.o>, are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in washington. just last week, the u.s. senate took a big step toward advancing legislati...





trump pressures us senators to back faltering republican healthcare bill

u.s. president donald trump on saturday blasted senator john mccain for dealing a possibly fatal blow to the latest republican attempt to dismantle obamacare. according to a new independent analysis, the bill awaiting a senate vote could lead to 21 million fewer americans having health insurance. mc...





stevie wonder, the nfl and major league baseball vs. donald trump

stevie wonder, nfl & major league baseball vs. trump music legend stevie wonder took to his knee at the 2017 global citizen festival in new york’s central park on saturday, in solidarity with colin kaepernick and other nfl players who previously knelt during the national anthem to protest police...





banned books week: harry potter and the censors’ wrath

banned books week: harry potter and the censors’ wrath the american library association (ala)’s yearly banned books week, held this year between sunday september 24 and saturday september 30, is both a celebration of freedom and a warning against censorship. launched in 1982 in response to a s...





north korea hates trump — but loves to insult him

north korea hates trump but loves to insult him say what you will about north korean leader kim jong un, but the man has a great vocabulary. kim fired back at u.s. president donald trump in a strongly worded, first-person statement on thursday after trump gave a united nations speech vowing to destr...





ex nba star kobe bryant:trump just divides america

kobe: trump just divides america “the black mamba” struck saturday away from the nba court. this time on twitter and against president donald trump. retired five-time nba champion kobe bryant, who famously nicknamed himself after a black snake, used trump’s signature phrase “make america great again...