Trump gives up the game, admits he doesn’t care what Kavanaugh’s accuser has to say

President Trump indicated Friday that he does not particularly care what Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has to say. “Let her testify, or not, and TAKE THE VOTE!” Trump tweeted, referring to the…

Trump attacks sexual assault victim one minute after Kellyanne Conway praises him for not doing so

At 9:13 a.m. on Friday, Kellyanne Conway told reporters that President Trump didn’t need to be advised not to attack Dr. Christine Blasey Ford — the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her — because he knew it was…

Dallas protesters express anger with investigation of officer who killed Botham Jean

Protesters marched through downtown Dallas and briefly closed an interstate bypass on Friday night while expressing anger over the killing of Botham Jean in his own home by an off-duty police officer, as details of the investigative methods employed by state police in the case…

Trump doubles down on his lie that Puerto Rico death toll was inflated

Late Friday night, President Trump returned to a recent target of his: the official death toll Hurricane Maria inflicted on Puerto Rico. As Hurricane Florence unleashed historic rainfall and flooding upon the Carolinas, Trump seemingly could not let criticism of how he handled last year’s…

Trump’s lawyer gives up the game by revising statement about Manafort’s Mueller deal

President Trump’s top lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, released a series of statements on Friday that suggested Trump’s team wasn’t quite sure how to react to news that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort reached a cooperation deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. Shortly after news of the…

GOP responds to assault allegation against Kavanaugh by pointing out there are women he didn’t rape

On Friday, Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer broke news in the New Yorker that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault. Here are the details: The allegation dates back to the early nineteen-eighties, when Kavanaugh was a high-school student at Georgetown…

As US-North Korea talks falter, Pyongyang and Seoul strengthen lines of dialogue

North and South Korea on Friday opened a liaison office — their first ever — near the border in order to improve communications in the leadup to their summit next week. The office in the North Korean side of the border, in the town of…

Hurricane Florence’s real danger will come from its rain and storm surges

Hurricane Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane Friday morning in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, just east of the city of Wilmington. The storm has been significantly downgraded from a Category 4, to the relief of many residents. But Florence’s real danger lies in its…

Trump’s response to Apple’s tariff-driven price hike shows how clueless he is about economics

On Friday, Apple announced that in response to the $200 billion in tariffs that the Trump administration plans to slap on Chinese goods, the company will raise prices on a number of products, including the Apple Watch, AirPods and Apple Pencil. “Our concerns with these tariffs…