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State Department spokesman claims ‘fake news’ is a real problem

State Department spokesman claims ‘fake news’ is a real problem

Asked if she is concerned that foreign dictators are using President Donald Trump’s claims about “fake news” to oppress journalists, State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said Thursday that it is real, both in the US and overseas. Nauert had made remarks in support of foreign journalists when she was asked whether Trump’s complaints about the…MORE

VA officials grilled over delayed payments to thousands of student veterans

VA officials grilled over delayed payments to thousands of student veterans

Thousands of student veterans have still not received education and housing payments from the US government due to a series of glitches plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs’ information and technology system, top VA officials confirmed during a congressional hearing Thursday. The errors, which were brought to the attention of VA officials as early as…MORE

Melania Trump is not surprised by cyberbullying initiative ‘ridicule’

Melania Trump is not surprised by cyberbullying initiative ‘ridicule’

First lady Melania Trump said it was not surprising to her that people “ridicule” her for speaking out on cyberbullying, “and that’s OK.” “It is not news or surprising to me that critics and the media have chosen to ridicule me for speaking out on this issue, and that’s OK,” Trump said Thursday at a…MORE

Just how bad was the 2018 election for House Republicans?

Just how bad was the 2018 election for House Republicans?

On Thursday, Democrat Jared Golden beat Maine Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin, marking the 33rd seat pickup for Democrats in the 2018 election. There are seven races in the House left uncalled — all are Republican-held seats; Democrats lead in five of the seven. If they win all the races where their candidates are winning at…MORE

Kim Porter, mother of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ children, dies at 47

Kim Porter, mother of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ children, dies at 47

Model and actress Kim Porter, who shares three children with musician and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs, died Thursday, a representative of Combs told CNN. Porter was 47. “Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time,” Combs’ publicist Cyndi Berger said in a statement.…MORE

Trump administration creates ‘in-flight sexual misconduct’ task force

Trump administration creates ‘in-flight sexual misconduct’ task force

The Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that it will create a task force to review procedures surrounding episodes of sexual misconduct by airplane passengers. The announcement said Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was establishing the National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force to review practices and protocols for US airlines in handling allegations. The task force…MORE

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