NRA defends grant to Parkland shooting suspect’s rifle team, lashes out at critics

On Friday, the Associated Press reported that the NRA had donated over $10,000 in equipment to a four-person marksmanship team at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The small team included Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with murdering 17 people with an AR-15 rifle. While a…

Trump falsely claims he never said Russia did not meddle

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals on charges of meddling in the 2016 election with phony social media posts and other tactics.  Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that he never said Russia had not interfered in the election — but he…

Mueller is still investigating Trump’s campaign for possible collusion

A major indictment released Friday by the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller accused 13 individuals and three Russian companies of “interference operations targeting the United States.” The White House was quick to claim that the indictment exonerates President Donald Trump of any suspected collusion with Russia…

Bombshell indictment details Russian election interference operations

A bombshell indictment released Friday by the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller accused 13 individuals and a trio of Russian companies of “interference operations targeting the United States.” The indictment primarily details the efforts from the Internet Research Agency, the Russian organization responsible for…

Federal judge rules transgender inmate deserves transition care

A federal judge ruled Friday that it was unconstitutional to deny hormone therapy to an inmate in a Missouri prison, issuing a preliminary injunction to ensure that she receives medically necessary care. Jessica Hicklin, 38, was first diagnosed with gender dysphoria in March, 2015, twenty-two…

Trump praises former staffer accused of domestic abuse: ‘He says he’s innocent’

President Donald Trump commented publicly for the first time Friday on a White House staffer who resigned this week after allegations of domestic abuse by two former wives became public. The president had only positive things to say about Rob Porter, his former staff secretary,…

It will be a while until the Team USA brand is trusted again

On Friday evening in South Korea, Team USA walked out into the Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, clad in the cheesy and stylistically questionable matching Ralph Lauren gear we have come to expect over the years. Luge star Erin Hamlin led the way, waving the American…

Congress passes two-year budget deal that excludes protections for Dreamers

The House of Representatives passed a two-year budget deal early Friday morning that opens the door for more than $400 billion in increased defense and domestic spending, signaling an end to the shortest government shutdown in U.S. history. The two-year deal only includes about six weeks…

White House suggests 10-page memo is ‘too lengthy’ for Trump to read

The Nunes memo, released last Friday, alleges that the FBI improperly sought surveillance on a former Trump campaign adviser. But Democratic lawmakers say the Nunes memo is riddled with errors and omissions, and prepared a rebuttal memo to set the record straight. The House Intelligence…

Sexual assault of inmates by staff is prevalent and often goes unpunished

A guard at a New Jersey women’s prison was arrested on Friday and charged with sexual assault, joining the five corrections officers charged with sexual abuse at the same prison last year. Ronald Coleman Jr. worked as a corrections officer since 2000, according to MyCentralJersey.com. Coleman,…

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