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Tammy Duckworth: Trump has ‘failed miserably’ in supporting US troops

Tammy Duckworth: Trump has ‘failed miserably’ in supporting US troops

Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth said Thursday that President Donald Trump has “failed miserably” in his attempts to support US troops. “He’s failed miserably when it comes to supporting our troops and their families,” the senator from Illinois said. Duckworth is a veteran who lost both legs during an explosion in Iraq while serving in the…MORE

Missing Disney film which predates Mickey Mouse resurfaces in Japan

Missing Disney film which predates Mickey Mouse resurfaces in Japan

A 1928 Disney animation, which predates the creation of Mickey Mouse, has been unearthed in Japan, according to Japanese media. The Asahi Shimbun reports that the cartoon short, entitled “Neck n’ Neck,” was part of the collection of an anime history researcher, Yasushi Watanabe, who bought it in Osaka while still a high school student…MORE

Pence takes a global role as Trump broods

Pence takes a global role as Trump broods

One is huddling with the Russian President, gripping-and-grinning with the Japanese prime minister and pressing Myanmar’s ruler to free imprisoned journalists. The other is tweeting fury at the special counsel, sitting for lengthy sessions with his private attorneys and working to salvage his image as commander in chief after it took a bruising thanks to…MORE

Broward County recounted hundreds of thousands of votes for nothing

Broward County recounted hundreds of thousands of votes for nothing

It’s a long-agonized-over machine recount total delivered two minutes too late. But there’s nothing ironic about it — this is, after all, Florida’s Broward County, which has been plagued with issues in its vote-counting efforts for years. Given that history, it was unsurprising — but still galling to volunteers — when the director of elections…MORE

Florida recount: Where the Senate votes changed so far

Florida recount: Where the Senate votes changed so far

The machine recount results on Thursday for the Florida Senate race — albeit with certain notable counties like Broward and Palm Beach missing — showed both candidates actually losing votes overall compared to the original count, resulting in a nearly unchanged race between Republican Rick Scott and Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. According to election results…MORE

Schumer deflects claims that he pushed colleagues to go easy on Facebook

Schumer deflects claims that he pushed colleagues to go easy on Facebook

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer defended himself Thursday against a report that he encouraged his colleagues to go easy on Facebook amid investigations into the social media giant’s role in spreading Russian misinformation during the 2016 presidential campaign. According to the New York Times, Schumer urged Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the…MORE

Senators release compromise criminal justice bill after Trump endorsement

Senators release compromise criminal justice bill after Trump endorsement

Senators released the text of a compromise bill that would overhaul parts of the federal criminal justice system on Thursday, setting the stage for an attempt at passage in the lame duck session. President Donald Trump endorsed the legislation, known as the First Step Act, at a White House event on Wednesday along with leading…MORE

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